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How do we explain the apparent conflict in Matthew 6:7?

Jesus' prayer in Gethsemane presents readers with a challenge, but not for the reason suggested in the OP. This was no "vain repetition" like chanting a mantra; it was a heartfelt plea of a ...
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How do we explain the apparent conflict in Matthew 6:7?

There is no 'conflict' at all between the vain repetition of words and verbose speech in comparison to 1. the fervent, nocturnal vigil in preparation of a significant sending forth and 2. the ...
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Luke 10:18 Satan's Name?

Iteresting thread here considering the rest of the translation not just the proper names satan and Baraq O Bamah "ra'ah satan naphal'aher baraq o bamah" ra'ah - fear naphal - fall on ground ...
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Luke 17:5 - Luke 17:19 Did Jesus really answer how faith is increased as Disciples requested?

Jesus certainly did answer the cry about a need for more faith. The way to understand Jesus' answer is to get rid of human ideas about faith and grasp the kind of faith Jesus and the Father require. ...
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Luke 17:5 - Luke 17:19 Did Jesus really answer how faith is increased as Disciples requested?

The section, as I see it, begins with 17:1 and ends at 17:10. The text starting at 17:5 is the disciples' response to Jesus' statements in 17:1-4. Verse 17:11 changes a geographic location which, in ...
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Luke 17:5 - Luke 17:19 Did Jesus really answer how faith is increased as Disciples requested?

When Jesus responded to His disciples in Luke 17:6, using the mustard seed as an analogy, I believe it was a direct and intentional answer. His disciples should have already understood the ...
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Luke 17:5 - Luke 17:19 Did Jesus really answer how faith is increased as Disciples requested?

First, the two verses about faith quoted by the OP are contained in two separate incidents, probably a few days apart at least. The first is part of a conversation with the disciples; the second is ...
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Luke 17:5 - Luke 17:19 Did Jesus really answer how faith is increased as Disciples requested?

I do not see these verses as telling the disciples how to increase their faith. I believe He is rather chastising them a bit for their continued lack of it. Luke 9:41 And Jesus answering said, O ...
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What is the significance of both the priest and the Levite in the Good Samaritan parable?

I have heard that there was a common saying in that time where they would set up a circumstance and the say what a levite, a priest, and a Pharisee did and the pharisee was always the one they set up ...
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Did Satan want Jesus crucified or not? Matthew 16:21-23 vs Luke 22:3-6

Satan didn't want the crucifixion to happen. He knows more of scripture than most Christians today. He tried to prevent it through Peter but when Peter wasn't able to dissuade Jesus to avoid the cross,...
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Did Samaritan return before going to the Jewish priests?

Samaritans had their own priests. Indeed, theirs was a very priest-centered culture compared to Judaism, where rabbinical authority provided a counterbalance to the priesthood. Although the large ...
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Does Matthew 7:13-14 contradict Luke 13:22-29?

Background Matthew 7 (ESV) 13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way ...
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Luke 5:17 - the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing

I would turn my attention to what God wanted to do and what the people wanted. Luke 5:17 On one of those days as He was teaching there Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by who had come from ...
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Luke 5:17 - the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing

Not only is "present" not in the original text, neither was "for Him". In the original Greek, the last few words are: καὶ δύναμις κυρίου ἦν εἰς τὸ ἰᾶσθαι αὐτούς and power of the ...
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Does Matthew 7:13-14 contradict Luke 13:22-29?

Rather than a contradiction to the "narrow gate" doctrine, what we have in Luke is an application of that idea in the context of the universalization of the gospel. In Matthew, Jesus ...
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Does Matthew 7:13-14 contradict Luke 13:22-29?

I believe Matthew is written specially for the Jews and is a warning about rejecting Jesus as the Messiah while Luke is written specially for Gentiles and shows them that they have every right to ...
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What is the significance of “a man carrying a jar of water” in Luke 22:10?

my thoughts.....the Bible is all metaphors, speaking of YOU, for me "follow the man with the alabaster jar " where the water represents SPIRIT. WATER ALWAYS REPRESENTS SPIRIT. it can be man ...
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Does Luke misrepresent the law by stating the need of baby Jesus for purification Luke 2:22/Lev 12?

Luke did not misrepresent the law by saying the baby needed purification. Leviticus 12:4 (ESV) Then she shall continue for thirty-three days in the blood of her purifying. She shall not touch ...
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What species of flower might Jesus have been referring to when he said, "Consider the lilies"?

Natural Law in the Spiritual World Author: Henry Drummond Growth "Consider the lilies of the field how they grow."—The Sermon on the Mount. "Nunquam aliud natura, aliud sapientia dicit....
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