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The book of the Bible describing Jesus' life, usually attributed to Matthew.

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Why did Jesus defend the disciples' failure to wash hands prior to eating? (Catholic perspective)

In Matthew 15:1–4 we see: Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they ...
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What was the significance of thirty pieces of silver Judas was offered for betraying Jesus?

At Matthew 26:14-15 we read: Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I betray him to you?” They paid him thirty pieces ...
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How real is Matthew 4:1-2 in terms of physical realities?

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights after which he was very hungry, and the tempter came to Him (Matt. 4:1-2)....
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How is the command to “Take it to the Church” interpreted in light of Protestant Ecclesiology?

Matthew 18:15-18 (DRB) But if thy brother shall offend against thee, go, and rebuke him between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain thy brother. And if he will not hear thee, ...
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Do Protestants believe Jesus misquoted Psalm 8:2 in Matthew 21:16?

In Matthew 21:15–16, Jesus is praised by children in the temple after healing the blind and the lame. When questioned by the chief priests and scribes, he points out that what was occurring was ...
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Which are the sins that will not be forgiven in the age to come? [duplicate]

At Matthew 12:32 we hear some tough talk from Jesus: Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this ...
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Was Matthew 28:19 changed? The greatest commission [closed]

The original texts are "baptize them in my name" or "in Jesus name". The texts had been changed to "in the name of the Father, the son and holy Spirit". If it's true that the verse was changed, why ...
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Name the three proofs that Matthew gives us for Jesus being king? [duplicate]

What are the three proofs that the Apostle Matthew gives us for Jesus being king?
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From an Evangelical perspective, why didn't the resurrected Jesus appear to those who doubted that He was the promised Messiah?

In Matthew 27:42, we read: "He saved others," said the chief priests and elders , "but he can't save himself! He's the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in ...
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According to Preterism has Matthew 19:27-30 been fulfilled? If so, when?

Mat 19:27  Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?  Mat 19:28  And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ...
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According to Eastern Orthodoxy, does Matthew 17:20 apply to all people?

In Matthew 17:20, Jesus said: "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will ...
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To break apart families or bring them together?

The prophet said concerning the great day which Elijah will usher in, "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite ...
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Matthew 24:15-20, If we can't go back and get our clothes, where are we to go?

I'm horrible at asking questions on here, so please bear with me. As a Protestant, I'm struggling with finding answers to two questions dealing with Matthew 24:15-20. In Matthew 24:17-18 (NASB), ...
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Do orthodox Christians fast on Monday to exceed the righteousness of the pharisees and scribes?

This question regards Matthew 5:20: "For I say to you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of ...
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Why was the Holy Family instructed to flee to Egypt?

At Matthew 2:13-14 (NRSVCE)we read about the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt: " Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and ...
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Matthew 5:13-16 is for the Israelites ONLY?

We are having a discussion about how we, as a follower of Christ, are the ‘salt of earth and light of the world’ (Matthew 5:13-16). Someone insists that the verses are for the Israelite people/...
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The word “faith” in Matthew 17:20, Matthew 21:21 according to Reformed?

Matthew 17:20 And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here ...
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What are the “Beatitudes”?

My pastor mentioned something called the "beatitudes" in the book of Matthew. What are they?
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How big was the wilderness in which John the Baptist lived and preached?

At Matthew 3:1-2 we read : In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” One wonders how John the Baptist ...
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What did Jesus mean by his apparent racial taunt to the Canaanite woman in Matt 15 when he inferred that they were “dogs”? [duplicate]

In Christs encounter with A woman from Canaan in Matthew 15, why does He infer that the Canaanites are "dogs" and why does the woman apparently accept this racial slur?
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What was meaning of `Talent' as used by Jesus in His parable?

At Matthew 25:14 we read: For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each ...
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Why were Saints risen after the death of Jesus? [closed]

In Matthew Chapter 27, Verses 52-53 King James, And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the Saints which slept arose (53) And came out of the graves after His resurrection, and went into ...
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From reformed perspective, what does the oil in the foolish virgin's lamp represent?

This question is related to the question: How do "once saved always saved" advocates explain the parable of the wise virgins? Many of the answers explain that the foolish virgins never had oil, ...
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How would a Calvinist interpret Matthew 13:37-40?

(37) He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. (38) The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, (39) and the ...
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How do proponents of the Prosperity Gospel interpret Matthew 19:24?

Matthew 19:24 (New International Version) Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. Generally I think ...
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What is the take of Catholic Church on the dream of Pilate's wife?

At Matthew 27: 19 we see the advice given to Pilate by his wife during the trial of Jesus: While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that ...
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What does the Bible teach about “fire” in the phrase “Hell fire”? [closed]

I was studying today Matthew 5:22(KJV). But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca,...
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From Catholic perspective, what is the meaning of the tearing of the veil at the death of Christ?

Matthew 27:51, And behold, the veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked, rocks were split (NAB) Mark 15:38, The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top ...
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Why did Peter advise Jesus in private against the latter's passion and death?

At Matthew 16:22 we read Jesus foretelling His passion and Peter trying to intervene : "..And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you....
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What did Jesus mean by 'going for a second mile '?

At Matthew 5:39-41 (NRSVCE) we read: But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your ...
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Could there have been a different translation for Matthew 14:28? (Catholic perspective)

At Matthew 14:25-28 we read: And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And ...
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How can the New Testament truly be the word of God when God says otherwise in Deuteronomy 4:2 [closed]

“You shall not add to that which I command you and you shall not subtract from it, to keep the commandments of the L-rd your G-d...” (Deut. 4:2) 7 "And the pig, though it has a divided hoof, does not ...
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Are we blessed when people hurt us? [closed]

Matthew 5:11 says, Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: (Douay-Rheims) From the sound of it, this verse has ...
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What is the full meaning of Mathew 24:36-51 from a view of Methodists or Baptist

36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[a] but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For ...
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Why does God say we shouldn't eat Crab & Pork but Jesus says that doesn't really matter

Leviticus 11:7,8 say not to eat pork. Leviticus 11:9 says you can't eat crab / lobster. Jesus says it doesn't matter what you eat. Matthew 15:10,11 NIV: Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “...
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Did Jesus wear tsitsiyot?

According to the NIV, Mathew 9:20-21: Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only ...
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Who shall not taste of death? Matthew 16:28, Mark 9:1, Luke 9:27 [closed]

Matthew 16:28 says: Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Mark 9:1 says: And he said unto them, ...
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Do Christians Believe Persecution is a Part of Their Identity? [closed]

Matthew 5:11-12 states that persecution is an expectation of those who follow Christ. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you ...
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How do Catholics understand Matthew 10:37?

Matthew 10:37 Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me Suppose there is someone (Mr.X, ...
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How do “once saved, always saved” advocates explain the Parable about wise virgins?

The Parable Matthew 25:1-13 King James Version (KJV) Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five ...
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Why is Jesus' lineage different in Matthew and Luke? [duplicate]

In Matthew 1, there is a genealogy of Jesus from Abraham to Jesus, but in Luke 3:23-28, there is also a genealogy of Jesus from God to Adam to Jesus, but it's different to Matthews' version. Why? And ...
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What resurrection are they talking about? Matthew 22:28

I've developed the habit of not-just-reading the Bible, but dedicated my precious moment-just-after-waking-up time to give some effort to study the Bible every morning slowly. I read the Gospel ...
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Is Matthew 17:24 a reference to the Fiscus Judaicus?

Matthew 17:24 says: "After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” My ...
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Did the Christian bible corrupt Isaiah verse 8:23 [closed]

Did the Christan bible corrupt Isaiah verse 8:23? (Jewish version) 8:23For there is no weariness to the one who oppresses her; like the first time, he dealt mildly, [exiling only] the land of ...
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Why did St. Peter propose to make different tents at the time of Christ's Transfiguration? (Catholic perspective)

At Matthew 17:4 we hear St. Peter exclaiming at the Transfiguration of Christ: “Lord, it is well that we are here; if you wish, I will make three booths here, one for you and one for Moses and one ...
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How is the situation of “divorce her quietly” in Matthew 1:19 according to Catholic?

Matthew 1:19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. In these modern days, in my ...
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According to a Catholic interpretation of the Bible, was Jesus being glib in Matthew 6:34?

When Jesus says "Sufficient for a day is its own evil," was Our Lord making light of the fact that a lot of bad stuff happens every day? I'm reading this as part of a scripture study with some ...
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How do paedo-baptists interpret the Great Commission?

In the Great Commission of Matt.28:19 (NIV) we read: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Some people ...
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According to the Catholic Church, what did Jesus mean by the phrase “in the age to come”?

We read at Matthew 12:31-32 (RSVCE): 31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 And whoever says a ...
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On the topic of marriage in heaven, how does the LDS church reconcile Matthew 22:23-33?

Curious Based on this document which appears to outline celestial marriage, and LDS temple rites pertaining to the eternal sealing of husbands and wives; children as well, born after the sealing of a ...