What is it we are afraid of?
I find Jesus' answer quite effective:
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the
soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body
in hell. (Matthew 10:28)
Let's look at 3 types of fear:
Fear of man - this could include worrying about bad things humans can do to you (I get why ...
Yes. "Truly Truly" is used as an affirmation in [Nehemiah 8:6] "And Ezra blessed YHVH, The-Great God, and all the people answered, "Amen, Amen," with the uplifting of their hands, and they bent their heads and prostrated themselves to the Lord on their faces to the ground." ( וַיְבָ֣רֶךְ עֶזְרָ֔א אֶת־יְהֹוָ֥ה הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים ...
The "seeking/doing your own pleasure" in Isa 58:13 has been the subject of (in some isolated legalistic circles) intense debate. However, the sense is clear even from ancient times.
The best explanation is actually provided by the LXX in its translation of Isa 58:13 which reads:
ἐὰν ἀποστρέψῃς τὸν πόδα σου ἀπὸ τῶν σαββάτων τοῦ μὴ ποιεῖν τὰ ...
You have the entire letter to the Galatians:
The Law of Moses is an impossible burden:
We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, ...
A quick rule of thumb is the following:
In all the verses where λόγος ϑεοῦ appears, try to replace "word"
with "message", or "order" or "command", depending on the context
In all the verses where ῥῆμα ϑεοῦ appears, try to replace "word" with
"utterance", or "call"
In Heb 5:12 we do not ...
נָוִית (Naioth) only occurs six times in the OT and all in a few verses in the passage, 1 Sam 19:18 - 20:1.
BDB gives the following entry:
proper name, of a location in Ramah (possibly = habitations, but dubious, see Dr 1 Samuel 19:18 HPS); — adode of prophets 1 Samuel
19:18,19,22,23 (twice in verse) and 1 Samuel 20:1 (where Baer נוות
Kt); followed by ...
Consider the parable in Luke 19 (NKJV):
“And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
“Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’
“And he said to him, ‘Well done, ...
Matthew 6 opens with a general statement:
1“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
The rest of the chapter mentions particular instances of giving to the needy, praying in private, and fasting unnoticeably. In all three, Jesus is making a ...
Concerning the Greek word for Jerusalem,
When it is written as a neuter, it is always plural. This is apparently a stereotyped/ frozen form and the plural carries no particular significance. This may be a carry-over from Hebrew which is a “frozen dual” form ...
because it is a “foreign” word, not a Greek word. That ...
From the standpoint of our own application, this is the meaning:
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in ...
The operative word here is H2266. chabar
[חָבַר] verb unite (usually intransitive), be joined, tie a magic knot or spell, charm ...
1 unite, be joined ...
2 tie magic knots, charm
New International Version
or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.
Perfect love drives out fear.
1 John 4:18 (NASB)
18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because
fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in
The degree to which a Christian loves God and senses God’s love for him has a direct effect on him in the future day of judgment. Those within whom love has been ...
It might be useful to supplement the above answers which primarily use a linguistic approach with a legal approach. Maimonides in his great code, Laws of Idolatry, Chapter 11, defines from a legal perspective all the terms used in Deut. 18:11. Paragraph 10 defines the Chover:
A person who utters nonsense-syllabuls as a means of averting some bad consequence ...
The prophet הוֹשֵׁ֙עַ֙ Hoshea explained חֶבֶר "Chever" as a [Clever Band] of evildoers = "Gang" in Hoshea 6:9.
Hoshea הוֹשֵׁ֙עַ֙ | "Hosea" 6:9
And as a man gathers fish, so do bands; a [gang] of priests murder on the way in one group, for they devised a plot. ( וּכְחַכֵּ֨י אִ֜ישׁ גְּדוּדִ֗ים חֶבֶר כֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים דֶּ֖רֶךְ ...
The Apostle Paul explains it quite nicely at Philippians 2:3-8. Vs3, "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of your regard one another as more important than himself; vs4, do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interest of others." This is not hard to understand because ...
To answer the OP's question - I do not think Phil 2:5-8 says anything about the mind of Christ - that is not the meaning of φρονέω (phroneó) here.
To quote BDAG on this word according to meaning #3 listed therein -
3. To develop an attitude based on careful thought, be minded/disposed ... let the same kind of thinking dominate you as dominated Christ Jesus ...
Paul clearly expresses the reality of Jesus not being a self-dependant entity, but of needing something other than his mortal body, sinless though he was and with clarity of purpose, to be who he needed to be - Saviour.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death: death on a cross Phil 2:8
It is ...
“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Love can make even the heaviest burdens seem easy. Jesus modelled the perfect way of obedience, one that is borne of love rather than out of obligation and fear. The first is the way of friendship, the latter, one of enslavement:
But so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father ...
Either saved Christians must keep the (moral) law or we are released from keeping the (moral) law.
A. If saved Christians are released from the requirements of the (moral) law then are we free to blaspheme, fornicate, disrespect authority, murder, lie, cheat, steal and covet (etc)? Most would rather not live in such a world. Paul certainly encouraged the ...
The word translated "immortality" is ἀθανασία athanasia which is the opposite of θάνατος thanatos = death.
Thus, ἀθανασία athanasia simply and literally means "undying". The word occurs just three times in the NT with same meaning each time, 1 Cor 15:53, 54, 1 Tim 6:16.
Thayer notes this about ἀθανασία athanasia -
ἀθανασία (ας ἡ (...
If, as many believe, the Book of Job is the earliest book of the Bible ever written, then "Satan" appears in the first chapter. Here is a list of cases where "Satan" appears as a person with super-human capabilities and as adversary:
Job 1:6, 7 - One day the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came ...
Good question. Both verses talk about Jesus speaking from the Father, yet one verse uses rhema and the other uses logos. In terms of context, both verses are found in the same chapter.
Literal Standard Version John 14:10b
The sayings [4487. rhéma] that I speak to you, I do not speak from Myself, and the Father who is abiding in Me does the works Himself;
If I were giving directions to the temple in Jerusalem I might say "el templo está en Jerusalén" (the temple is in Jerusalem).
If someone asked me "what is the place of worship?" I might respond that "Jerusalén es el lugar de adoración" (Jerusalem is the place of worship).
Both appear to be viable renderings of John 4:20, ...
Yes and No. And despite this very likely being a barbed question, I will take the bait.
There are a number of "beginnings" in Scripture. Here is a sample:
1. Creation week of Gen 1
Gen 1:1 - In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Matt 19:4 - "Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made ...
In the statement “there is no fear in love” the author specifically addresses one type of fear, and that is the fear of judgment or, more precisely, the fear of punishment:
v. 18 - There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment (1 Jn 4:18)
“But perfect love drives out fear.” The key to understanding this ...
There is no suggestion anywhere in Scripture that any human existed before the events described in Gen 1.
However the OP is correct to sense that the phrasing in Gen 1:26 denotes a contrast with what comes before - and that contrast is with what comes immediately before in V24, 25 -
And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to
The last day is the key:
Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”
(John 11:24, ESV)
You should ask this question to an Orthodox Christian. This is the verb they use when they say, "Jesus Christ has risen." Also for Coptic Christians.
The senses of the verb:
In 35, eating/drinking the Bread/Drink (understood) of life is in parallel to believing. Likewise, coming (37) to the Bread for life is what those Galileans were NOT doing, believing (36). In 37, "All" (pan = the whole group--neuter--not part of the group) that the Father gives the Son "will come" (personal--lit. "he will come"--...
This is a fascinating question!
I’d like to propose a possibility which, while not certain, is plausible, and it would make sense of some other historical & literary observations.
The Phenomena to be explained
Paul asks for books and parchments while in prison expecting to die
Paul’s letters—from as early as the manuscript evidence ...