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The Bible teaches that only God may be worshiped (Exo 34:14; Deut 8:19; Matt 4:10; Luke 4:8; Rev 14:7). Peter, Paul and the angel that gave the Book of Revelation to John all prevented people from worshiping them (Acts 14:14–15; 10:25–26; Rev 19:10; 22:9). Yet, in the King James translation, in 13 verses, Jesus was worshiped. For example, when the magi from ...


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Interestingly, in that Matthew 24 quote, Jesus never said, "Don't get married!" He simply warned that a time was coming when pregnant women and those with babies would have the most awful time of it. We know, with hindsight, that he was predicting the brutal fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, by the Romans. In 1 Timothy 4, Paul was not saying "It's ...


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The operative verb here is βεβηλόω (bebéloó), which according to BDAG has the following meaning: to cause something highly revered to become identified with the commonplace, violate sanctity, desecrate, profane the Sabbath, (2 Esdr 23:17, Ezk 20:13, 1 Macc 1:43, 45 ...) Matt 12:5; the sanctuary (Ezk 28:18, 2 Macc 8:2) Acts 24:6; God's name (Lev 18:21, 21:6) ...


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Daniel 12: 9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand. The word "many" is a relative term. Here it is contrasted ...


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After the fall of Man (mankind), God placed the man in the position of authority. Sin meant that without an established order, differences would be unresolvable. Further, as the woman (Eve) had been the one to lead the man (Adam) into transgression, God saw fit to put her into subjection to him. Paul explained this to Timothy just before instructing him in ...


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profane. Our Eng. word "profane" = far from the temple. The Greek word here = to trample down and thus treat as common. Compare Acts 24:6. (The Companion Bible E.W.Bullinger). I think He is using the fact Priest on the sabbath day had to sacrifice for the people. They had duties that they had to fulfill even on the Sabbath Day. In that sense. ...


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Perhaps a part of the answer is in what the accounts of the life of Jesus seek to emphasize. Mark and John do not mention the birth of Jesus at all, so their absence is sensible there. But it might seem that Luke is making a particular focus on Jesus as a man (as seen in the lineage through Mary) while Matthew is making a particular emphasis on Jesus as the &...


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The difference is due to manuscript variations. Westcott and Hort / [NA27 variants] Καὶ ἐλθόντος αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ πέραν εἰς τὴν χώραν τῶν Γαδαρηνῶν [Gadarenes] Stephanus Textus Receptus 1550 Καὶ ἐλθόντι αὐτῷ εἰς τὸ πέραν εἰς τὴν χώραν τῶν Γεργεσηνῶν [Gergesenes] Are Gergesenes and Gadarenes different spellings of the same place? No. Ellicott: (1.) Gadara ...


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Did Jesus say the great fish that swallowed Jonah was a whale? In order to answer the question, we must look at the original Greek word. The word "whale" in the KJV is kétos (κῆτος G2785). It is defined as: a sea monster huge sea fish whale How does the KJV compare with the LXX? It seems that the KJV has translated the original Greek word to ...


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How do we reconcile Matthew 28:19 and 1 Corinthians 1:17 on Paul's baptizing people? This can be best explained by Paul's words in Romans 12:4-5 4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. If we take another look at the ...


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This is an important question with many implications. Thank you for asking! First of all, you are correct to note that the renaming of Peter occurred not when Peter confessed Christ in Matthew 16, but when they first met in John 1. We might note that several of the disciples had nicknames: Thomas = Didymus; James & John = Boarnages. Peter/Simon's ...


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What is the best translation for πρὸς ἐπιθυμῆσαι (to lust) in Matthew 5:28? βλέπων looking at γυναῖκα woman πρὸς toward τὸ the ἐπιθυμῆσαι to desire What is the best translation? Or does it matter? Yes, it does matter. If you want to please God one should know how God feels about pornography. Therefore reading a correct translation is very ...


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ESV Matthew 5:28: But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. ESV is correct. Jesus is against a man who looks at a woman with the intent to lust after her. NIV: But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. ...


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βεβηλόω is only used twice in the New Testament (Matt. 12:5; Acts 24:6). Thus how it's used in the Septuagint (LXX) may give more insight. Words βεβηλόω translates in the LXX. So, profane, desecrate, or defile is the meaning of βεβηλόω. βεβηλόω 1 aor. ἐβεβήλωσα (Heliod. 2, 25; 10, 36; oft. LXX; Test. 12 Patr.; Hesychius; Suidas) desecrate, profane the ...


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Let's start by placing Jesus' words into context. Jesus made the statement “many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first” (Matthew 19:30) in the context of His encounter with the rich young ruler (Matthew 19:16–30). After the young man turned away from Jesus, unable to give up his great wealth (verse 22), Jesus’ disciples asked the ...


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Matthew 19: 28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. the day for judging for rewards 29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children ...


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This is an eschatological question. Therefore this interpretation I outline may not be universally accepted, so exercise caution. This kingdom is on earth. We know this through the many Kingdom parables Jesus taught. But first Jesus has to ‘win back’ this Kingdom. That’s what his second coming is for. We see this here… 1 COR 15:24 Then comes the end, when he ...


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Matthew 12:30: He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. It is a synonymous parallelism. Let me concentrate on the first half, Matthew 12:30a: He that is not with me is against me; Let W = he is not with me. A = he is against me. In terms of first-order logic, Matthew 12:30a says: ¬...


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Left vs Right This is the Biblical pattern: The left-hand is symbolic of flesh/curse/destruction. The right-hand of Spirit/blessing/authority. Psalm 110:1,5 (KJV): The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. Eccesiates 10:...


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Genesis 3: 20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living. Eve is called the mother of all the living but Adam is never called the Father of all mankind in the Bible. OP: Adam was not a son, but the father of all mankind: In fact, Adam is called the son of God in Luke 3: 38 the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of ...


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That's multiple questions wrapped up together! There is actually some ambiguity as to what the exact distinctions between these verb forms might be, but I'll give you my understanding. The first point to consider is that an "imperative" word is a command. In Hebrew, the jussive form (command), when used to address God, is usually assumed to ...


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Matthew 7: 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? In the above text was Christ warning one never to try rebuke a brother whilst doing the same particular sin or just any ...


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I would say it's because the term "angels" does not always refer to Holy or "Good" spiritual beings. Also there are specific scriptures that reference spiritual angels leaving their heavenly domain and doing evil things God had not ordained them to do. These beings essentially then became what we would call "fallen angels" or &...


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And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. (Genesis 6:6, KJV) וַיִּנָּ֣חֶם יְהוָ֔ה כִּֽי־עָשָׂ֥ה אֶת־הָֽאָדָ֖ם בָּאָ֑רֶץ וַיִּתְעַצֵּ֖ב אֶל־לִבֹּֽו׃ (TR) This Hebrew word וַיִּנָּ֣חֶם (way·yin·nā·ḥem / H5162) is a difficult one to properly translate. It is in the Hebrew Niphal/Nifal form, which happens to ...


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Matthew 18: 21Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother (Br) who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22Jesus answered, “I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy-seven times! Is the forgiveness that Jesus mandates in the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant at Matthew 18:21-35 only extended to repentant ...


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And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (Matthew 19:28, KJV) Which Tribes? Clear reference is made in this text to the kingdom of heaven where "the Son of man ...


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Why did Jesus not choose some women to be part of the twelve disciples? Because Jesus knew the kinds of sufferings that these disciples would go through and Jesus wanted to spare the women from these kinds of responsibilities. From the eternal perspective, this is not really a sex issue or even a Jewish issue: why only twelve Jewish men? These were only ...


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In the OT, the rock is often used to refer to God, Psalm 18: 2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. This metaphor is repeated in the NT, 1 Corinthians 10: 4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that ...


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And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter (πέτρος), and upon this rock (πέτρᾳ) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18, KJV) The word Peter signifies a stone--a rolling stone. Peter was not the Rock upon which the church was founded. The gates of hell did prevail against him when he denied his Lord ...


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In the Old Testament, the name "Joshua" comes in at least two forms. We see them both in Numbers 13:16. These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua. (Numbers 13:16, KJV) The word "Joshua/Jehoshua" is said to mean "Jehovah is salvation." But there are ...


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