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This instance of Jesus being scourged by the Roman soldiers was the same instance as the one recorded by John in John 19:1-3. Matthew started this verse with the word “then,” putting this occurrence of Jesus being mocked by the Roman soldiers after He had been condemned to be crucified. John also began his account of this incident with the word “then” and ...


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Matthew 27:26 English Standard Version Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified. having scourged φραγελλώσας (phragellōsas) Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular Strong's 5417: To flagellate, scourge. From a presumed equivalent of the Latin flagellum; to whip, i.e. Lash as a ...


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Should the disciples be amazed or not at the coming resurrection? In John 5:20, Jesus is plaining telling his disciples that they will be amazed at the miracles that will soon come to pass. Verse 21, Jesus is describing how Jehovah God, using his prophets, has raised dead ones in the past (1 Kings 17:17-24; 2 Kings 4:32-37; 13:20, 21) The disciples knew ...


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The basic meaning of "justify" is to "declare righteous". A classic example of that is found in Deuteronomy 25:1, where KJV writes If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked. and NASB has it with different words If ...


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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. This is a general statement about great works that when performed the disciples will be amazed. 28 Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and ...


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I prefer the KJV here: Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, The word here is thaumazo, which has a gloss "to marvel, be astonished". From BDAG[1]: to be extraordinarily impressed or disturbed by someth., act. ⓐ intr. wonder, marvel, be astonished (the context determines whether ...


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Joseph is a type of Christ. The dream points to Jesus because if Rachel can bow to him since she is dead, then it means that the dead can live which will be accomplished by Jesus. Also, Jacob never bowed to Joseph, only his brothers, because the lesser bows to the greater, and the father (Jacob) is greater than the son (Joseph). And Jesus is greater than ...


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First of all, let's take a look at the very first prescription of the Passover. Exodus 12:6 (Young’s Literal Translation - YLT) And it hath become a charge to you, until the fourteenth day of this month and the whole assembly of the company of Israel have slaughtered it between the evenings; Note that this verse says between the evenings. Regarding this ...


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The "amazement" that Jesus discusses in John 5 has two separate referents: Verse 20 In V20, Jesus is saying - do not be amazed at this - the healing of the man at the pool of Bethesda. We can confirm this by Jesus' reason for those listening to not be amazed - Jesus says He will do even greater things than this, ie, greater miracles (eg, the ...


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What is the “first resurrection”? Answer: From a New Testament perspective, it is baptism into Christ. The Book of Revelation is remarkably symbolic throughout. Rarely is it relating to literal occurrences, other than perhaps chapters 2-3 regarding the seven churches. Even then, metaphorical language appears in those chapters as well (seven stars, seven ...


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This refers to the daughter of Zion who is the incarnate soul of Jesus Christ and she is the return of the female christ aka Pistis Sophia. She is the only begotten daughter of God and she will save the world for she is the holy grail. The ark of the covenant will come to her and she will sit on the mercy seat and she will usher in Jesus Christ as she is the ...


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To harden one's heart means to strengthen that person's resolve so that they are strong enough to do what their heart truly desires to do, when they would otherwise give up under the pressure. With Pharaoh's heart hardened/strengthened (whether by God or himself) he is made strong enough to continue to stand up to God according to Pharaoh's own will even as ...


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There are important details that need to be gotten right, otherwise the negotiations between Pharoah and Moses wont make sense. Moses asked Pharoah to allow the people to go into the desert to worship. When Pharoah said no, a plague would come, then Pharoah and his advisors would panic and would agree to let them go if only Moses ended the plague. Then Moses ...


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The Bible indicate that the curse on Jeconiah was reversed or lifted because of his repentance. Zerubbabel is the grandson of Jeconiah. Since no descendant of Jeconiah could ever sit on the throne (Jeremiah 22:24 and 22:30), if Jesus is a descendant of this cursed king, he is disqualified from being the Messiah. If true, then what is Jeconiah doing in the ...


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Jesus is not in the lineage of Jechoniah the cursed one! 30 Thus says the Lord: “Write this man down as childless, a man who shall not succeed in his days, for none of his offspring shall succeed in sitting on the throne of David and ruling again in Judah.” Jeremiah 22:30 (ESV) Jeconiah (who is also called Jehoiachin or Coniah). In this scripture verse who ...


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See Exodus 9:12, How is it accepted that the LORD hardens the heart of Pharaoh, then Punishes him for that? Look at how their hearts were hardened. While they were under the plagues, Pharaoh and his officials were willing to let the children of Israel go to get out from under the plague. But, each time except the last, God released them from the plague ...


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There is no contradiction, in fact, these two passages fully support each other. I can’t ‘see’ the issue you ‘see’. Nevertheless lets look a little closer ... DANIEL 4:17 ’This decision is by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones, The watchers is an Aramaic term for angels. And here, the watchers are ‘judging’ ...


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Daniel 4:17 English Standard Version The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, the decision by the word of the holy ones, to the end that the living may know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will and sets over it the lowliest of men.’ A: The Most High gives the kingdom of men to whom he will. Luke 4: 5And the devil ...


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How is Luke 4:5-6 to be reconciled with Daniel 4:17? There is no contradiction, Luke 4:5-6: "All this authority I will give you, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I will give it to whomever I wish.” Jesus did not deny that the kingdoms of the world were Satan’s to give. Later, he called Satan “the ruler of this world.” (John 12:...


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It is contradictory only if you miss the context, that teaches, not to hide your sins but to confess and receive forgiveness. The sacrifice of Jesus is not there to conceal and cover up our sins, but to provide cleansing from the dirt to make us live a sanctified, holy life for God. For if we sin willfully or hide our sins from God, after we have received ...


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1 Corinthians 7:12 is God-breathed. Paul explains in Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. This is Paul's advice:If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to ...


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The commandment given to Israel was: Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. (Exodus 20:12, emphasis mine) Jesus was honoring His Father. Because Jesus' literal Father was not Joseph but God, He would have to be a special case as far as Korban was concerned. Sacrificing worldly pursuits ...


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Several assumptions are incorrectly made in the question. Jesus did not secretly return to the temple. His parents had taken him there, then failed to make sure he was with them when they left. They had just assumed he would be "with" them somewhere in the great crowd of people with whom they were traveling. In actual fact, it was Jesus' ...


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That of Job is a moral story, but a fictional story. As such we shouldn’t expect it to be realistic in all its details. It is true that Job’s 10 children are counted with the animals, but while the latter are doubled, that the children are the same number as they were before indicates that human beings are irreplaceable.


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At Job 14:14, Job speaks of having to sleep in the grave until God calls out his name and brings him back to life. He was sure that the first 10 would come back the same way, then the other 10 making 20 kids. All of them and Job living forever on the earth, just as God had said to Adam before he ate of the fruit!


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Note the very important opening instruction in 1 Peter 3:1 Wives, in the same way, submit yourselves to your husbands This is a direct reference to the passage before about all people submitting to one another especially, "to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls." It is parallel to Paul's instruction in Eph 5:21-28 about submitting to one ...


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This question incorrectly assumes that there is a Sarah 1.0 that was meek and obedient and a Sarah 2.0 was outspoken and did not obey him. Sarah obeyed Abraham and called him Lord throughout her married life as was the norm in that time period. But obeying Abraham does not mean that the relationship was based on slavery. She let her needs and be known, and ...


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These messages arguably do not contradict. They relate to modesty and women should cover themselves and dress modestly. The veil / covering of hair was usual practice at the time and Nuns still cover their hair / head. 1 Corinthians 11:5-15 – itself appears contradictory. V5 relates to women praying / prophesising – yet v6 appears to make a general point ...


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I agree with what has already been stated in that long hair and extensively adorned hair are different. I'd also like to add some historical context with respect to 1 Timothy. Timothy is leading the church in Ephesus (1 Timothy 1:3), a major city in its region, where Paul himself had lived for more than 2 years (see Acts 19), and home to the Temple of ...


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The short answer is, Satan. Let me be more specific. Lam 3:38 - Do not both adversity and good come from the mouth of the Most High? The idea of the Divine Passive is one that is not explicit in the Bible but was created to explain the available, apparently contradictory, facts. Here are some examples: 2 Sam 24:1 vs 1 Chron 21:1 – Who tempted King David ...


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This is about unity. The early churches were house gatherings that consisted mostly of people who were poor and did not come from the upper classes. But there were some converts who came from wealthy backgrounds. These were used to adorning themselves with expensive gold and pearls and having servants spend hours elaborately braiding hair and putting on make ...


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1 Corinthians 11:15 NIV but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. Having long hair is natural. 1 Timothy 2:9 NIV I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes Elaborate hairstyles are ...


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How to understand 1 Timothy 2:9 in light of 1 Corinthians 11:15? Consider another example: Suppose you are drawn to a certain style of dress that could possibly disturb some in the congregation. Yet, you may know of no specific Bible law that forbids it. What is God’s mind on the matter? The apostle Paul offered this inspired counsel: “The women should adorn ...


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Jesus is not banning the vows and oaths. The saying is idiomatic that instructs "make no oath at all"; it is instructed relatively to a negative that is breaking oaths, being dishonest and untrustworthy, like all other similar sayings in the Sermon on the mount such about anger, adultery, gouging your eye, divorce, not resisting the evil, loving ...


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In this case, the translation of the NASB is misleading as it translates two different words with the same English word. Worse than this, one in the original is a noun and the other is a verb and the NASB renders both as nouns! A more literal rendering of Matt 5:33 is provided by the BLB: Again, you have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'You shall ...


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The words and context are different. Matt. 5:33 - οὐκ ἐπιορκήσεις - not swear - synonym with next verse Matt. 5:34 - μὴ ὀμόσαι - not swear (as if you would not need to tell the truth otherwise) Matt. 5 subject is honesty. Acts 18:18 - εὐχήν - a religious vow )that has nothing to to with back up what one says as being true)


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Yes, it is God-breathed. Even Deuteronomy 24:1 is God-breathed: If a man marries a woman, but she becomes displeasing to him because he finds some indecency in her, he may write her a certificate of divorce, hand it to her, and send her away from his house. It wasn't what God desired according to Matthew 19:8: Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to ...


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Is 1 Corinthians 7:12 God-breathed? There is no reason to believe there is any contradiction within the scriptures. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers makes this point: Speak I, not the Lord.—The Apostle has no word of Christ’s to quote on this point, it being one which did not arise during our Lord’s life. (See Note on 1Corinthians 7:10.) It is to ...


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