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What is the correct interpretation of Matthew 7:6?

What is the correct interpretation of Matthew 7:6? Beginning with Matthew chapter 5, Yeshua gives a lengthy discourse with a good deal of revelation mixed with correction, much of which is aimed ...
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What does it mean that a "false teacher" has been "bought" in 2 Pet 2:1?

An Overview of Standard Viewpoints There are a number of views on what it means that the "false teachers" were "bought" by the "Lord."1 These views are summarized in Thomas R. Schreiner, 1, 2 Peter, ...
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Woman behavior according to 1 Timothy 2.9-15 - historical context

I believe the historical context is indeed very helpful here. Ephesus circa AD 63 If 1 Timothy is a genuine epistle of Paul (see arguments that it is here and here pp.74-78), it was written sometime ...
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What is the correct interpretation of Matthew 7:6?

I have always felt that what this passage meant was not to waste your wisdom on fools, lest they turn and trample you under foot. I find this fits the ignorance that surrounds people on a daily basis ...
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What does John mean by "anointing" and how can such "anointing" teach us? 1 John 2:18-27

The trick in 1 John 2:20 is to identify who or what is "the Holy One". We have these options: God/YHWH generally as per Ps 78:41, 89:18, Isa 10:17, 12:6, 17:7, 30:12, 40:25, 43:3, 14, 15, ...
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What is the 'form' of teaching ('pattern of 2 Tim 1:13) in Romans 6:17?

What Paul is talking about in 2 Tim 1:13, is simply the complex of his teachings. The word he uses in these verses for "form" is an unusual one. Ὑποτύπωσιν can just as aptly be translated "example." ...
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Woman behavior according to 1 Timothy 2.9-15 - historical context

Paul advised Timothy in this first epistle on problems within the congregation and in manner of the assembly. 1 Tim. chap. 2 has been misunderstood by many as it is often lifted out of context. The ...
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Woman behavior according to 1 Timothy 2.9-15 - historical context

There are only two references I see to braided hair in the Hebrew scriptures and both refer to Samson's long hair which was braided into seven braids, almost like an octopus on his head. He was under ...
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What is the correct interpretation of Matthew 7:6?

Very few of the answers given have taken into account the literary context of this verse. We cannot rip it out of the context of the Sermon, and disregard the verses before and after, unless we assume ...
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What is the correct interpretation of Matthew 7:6?

Temples are a holy place for God (1 corinthians 6:19). Our body is the temple of God. Hence your body is Holy. Giving in to things like prostitution, licentiousness, etc amounts to giving that which ...
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What is the correct interpretation of Matthew 7:6?

I believe this is in the context of Jesus teaching on conflict resolution: Dont judge/condemn the other person (7:1-2) Recognize your own contribution to the conflict (7:3-4) Confess your ...
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What is the correct interpretation of Matthew 7:6?

If I understand what you've said correctly, then I think we both have a similar interpretation. Yeshua had just finished telling the disciples not to judge. When somebody lives an immoral life or does ...
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