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First, the term "children" is a poor translation in the KJV. It's better rendered "youths," which really changes the meaning of the story. Imagine being accosted by more than 40 teens at once, intent on making trouble for you, outside of town. This was no simple mocking; Elisha's life could very well have been in danger, and there's no indication that he ...


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I believe you are referring to Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (KJV)


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Without context more specific than "they say", it is difficult to know what was meant. However, such a statement is likely to be referring to no longer having the original copies of New Testament writings. Only copies of copies are now available. This is to be expected as wear by use, environment conditions, and the ordinary misplacement and destruction of ...


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The answer to your question is really quite simple. God said that what He created was very good indeed (or really good, or better than good) prior to the fall of man and woman. With the fall of our first parents, both they and the world they inhabited were spoiled permanently. Paul wrote that ". . . the creation was subjected to futility, not ...


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The simplest explanation is that God did not literally rest, but simply that he "rested from creating." From a Christian perspective, God did not rest, in the sense that he stopped doing anything, on the seventh day. In fact, he was then very active in his relationship with Adam and Eve, and all the rest of humanity.


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This is tricky questions because there are some outliers, but I'll describe the broadly accepted tradition, excluding some smaller Christian groups. As far as the New Testament, the 39th Festal Letter of Athanasius (AD 367) is the first complete list of the books broadly accepted in the New Testament by Christians (there are a few smaller groups who have ...


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As the producer of the movie said when asked about inaccuracies in the movie "It is entertainment and not a documentary." Biblical movies, down through their history, have injected some parts for entertainment into their story line. Even the best made Biblical movies, such Charlton Heston's great movie about Moses, included a love triangle involving Joshua ...


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They are not contradictory. You apply each one according to the situation. I don't know what situations King Solomon experienced that taught these truths to him, but I can think of a couple of examples where one would apply. If the person said something foolish that makes him feel smart, and you know he is teachable, then go ahead and tell him what was ...


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They may be "contradictory" if taken in a literal sense, but proverbs are not really meant to be taken literally--whether those from the Bible, or from any other source. Consider the definition of a proverb: a short popular saying, usually of unknown and ancient origin, that expresses effectively some commonplace truth or useful thought; adage; saw. ...


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In short, yes, Jesus is talking about a physical gathering of two or three people (or in one instance, two or three individuals, one united congregation, and one sinner). In our technological age, NOTHING can fully replace face-to-face meetings between people, especially the Lord's people at the grass roots level of a healthy local church, or an assembly of ...


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The verse you quote does not specify exactly what "gather in my name" means, whether that includes cell phone conversations or Internet chat rooms or whatever. I'm not aware of any other verse that you could drag in to specify. That hardly makes this verse unique. People often think of the Bible as a big book, but there are plenty of novels that are longer, ...


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Ancient manuscripts have often been lost to us by destruction or other means. To say that they did not survive means to indicate that they have been lost through time. Some were intentionally destroyed by those who did not value their insights or doctrines. Some were lost in accidental fires. Some have actually been lost in ancient libraries, as is the ...


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God takes our promises seriously ... Ecc 5:4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. ... so much so that ... Ecc 5:5 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. The ideal is to have a such a character of faithfulness and ...


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Holy Ghost is KJV, Holy Spirit is modern translations. Its a little more complicated than that. In the New Testament, the KJV uses the term Holy Ghost 89 times, and the term Holy Spirit 4 times. So it actually uses both. But modern translations use Holy Spirit exclusively. The wikipedia article is not saying that Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit are understood ...


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Yes. There are numerous accounts throughout the bible. Hebrews Chapter list the names notable characters; Able, Noah, Abraham, and others. The Apostle Paul's story is found the book of Acts. Reading the stories will give additional insight. Ezekiel 18;23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? ...


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The preceding verses answers your question: 6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 8Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the ...


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According to Thayer's Greek Lexicon, the sense of witness in this passage is "that persons may get knowledge of something the knowledge of which will be good for their benefit" (http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G3142&t=KJV) So Jesus is saying that the gospel will pass on knowledge of sin and redemption to its hearers; it ...


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In addition to Jayarathina's answer for the United States, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England & Wales lists For use in the Liturgy (that is, at Mass): Revised Standard Version Jerusalem Bible New Jerusalem Bible* New Revised Standard Version* Good News — may be used for Masses with Children Grail Psalter ...


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The King James Version is not accepted by the Catholic Church. Primarily because it is translated to fit Anglican theology. There is no Catholic edition of the NIV either. Not to mention these misses Deuterocanonical Books. Regarding NRSV make sure it is a Catholic edition. The correct bible that a Catholic is supposed to use is the Latin Vulgate Bible. ...


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This appears to be a Jewish tradition rather than any precept of God, since the only Biblical reference I can find is in Paul's letter to Timothy: 1st Timothy 2:11 through 15 KJV Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, ...


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On the seventh day, he ceased The Hebrew word used in Ex 31:17 (as well as Ge 2:2-3, 8:22; Ex 5:5, 12:15, 16:30, 23:12, 31:17, 34:21; Lev 2:13, 23:32, 25:2, 26:6, 26:34-35; De 32:26, ...) is שָׁבַת (shabath, 7673, to cease, desist) not the word used for sleep or rest. I don't think you could claim that the writer of the Pentateuch was contradicting himself ...


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A "prince", literally speaking, is not necessarily a "future king". He is the son of a king, and so MAY be a future king, but may not. If a king has two sons, they are both princes, but it is quite possible that one will become king and the other never will. In English the word "prince" is also used for the husband of a queen when it is the queen who holds ...


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I'm not extremely familiar with the bible business, but of course the scriptures are always an authority on these things. I'll simply paraphrase: The Apostle Paul earned his own living making tents, if I'm not mistaken. He had hoped that his self-sustaining habits would make his ministry more fruitful. 1 Corinthians 9:17-18 However those who choose to ...


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If its for trying to learn German, you should probably buy a parallel. And probably the easiest to get your hands on would be the ESV-Luther 1984 Parallel from Crossway. If you want a German Bible by itself, you can get the 1912 revision of Luther's translation from the Trinitarian Bible Society. That would be more archaic German, and its sold by TBS ...


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Colossians 1;17 And he is before all things and by him all things consist. We are a most feeble lot on our own, with Christ nothing is impossible. 2 Corinthians 4;7,11,16 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 11 For we which live are ...


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It would be impossible to actually know if there was anything more than taunts Elisha was subjected to by these youths because the Bible does not provide such clarity so to speculate would not be beneficial to us. My father had a bald head. When I was a youth, I witnessed many times when other youth my age taunted my father with "baldy bean", "Mr. Clean", ...


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In this verse, "witness" is not a person, it describes the purpose of the preaching. An alternative translation [NIV] makes it clearer: "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." (emphasis added) http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2024:14


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“The day is coming when you will see the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing where he[13:14b Or it.] should not be.” (Reader, pay attention!) “Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. (Mark 13:14 NLT) 14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that ...


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There are some folks in this world that you cannot win with. You've heard the expression, "darned if you do, darned if you don't"? Fools are people that you should avoid if at all possible-- see Proverbs 14:7. Avoid fools; I believe that is the correct interpretation of these verses. It only contradicts if you try to take each in isolation.


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In Jam. 5:12, it is written, But above all, my brothers, do not swear, neither by the heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath, but let your "yes" be "yes" and your "no" be "no," lest you fall into condemnation. πρὸ πάντων δέ ἀδελφοί μου μὴ ὀμνύετε μήτε τὸν οὐρανὸν μήτε τὴν γῆν μήτε ἄλλον τινὰ ὅρκον ἤτω δὲ ὑμῶν τὸ ναὶ ναὶ καὶ τὸ οὒ οὔ ...



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