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Why are psalms in the bible printed with funny spacing?

What is the significance of the awkward spacing (on the right below) when songs are printed in the bible? First, to state the obvious: the translators have determined that this represents poetry. ...
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What are some countries where you can be imprisoned for reading or owning a Bible?

Countries which ban the possession of the bible include: Saudi Arabia At present, the Bible has been banned in Saudi Arabia. In a number of countries, bible translation, distribution, sale or ...
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Can any sin be forgiven? (According to the teaching of the Catholic Church)

The Catholic Church does indeed believe that if the sinner fulfills certain conditions, any sin can indeed be forgiven. Paragraph 982 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: There is no ...
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Would reading "The Street Bible" help me understand the KJV Bible?

First of all, these two translations are extremely different. Here's Genesis 1:1 in The Street Bible: First off, nothing. No light, no time, no substance, no matter. Second off, God starts it all ...
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What are the differences between most Christian Bibles and Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible?

The main difference between the New World Translation (NWT) and other Bibles is that the NWT has attempted to eliminate almost all references to the divinity of Jesus in the New Testament. Another ...
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How to get the most out of the Bible with just one reading?

Regularly: Read the Bible frequently, many times a week if you can. Repeatedly: Because the Bible is interconnected, the truths it contains won't all be visible the first time you read a text. Come ...
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Why are days like "Sunday" or "Monday" not mentioned in the Bible?

The ancient Hebrew people simply numbered the days of the week except for Saturday which was known as the Sabbath. In Hebrew, the days of the week are simply numbered, except for the 7th, which is ...
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In which one of the four Gospels is the Old Testament quoted the most?

The answer to this question depends somewhat on the definition of "quoted," but we can draw some high-level conclusions. BlueLetterBible.org provides a list of New Testament citations and allusions ...
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Does the Catholic Church officially claim that the Bible is insufficient without tradition?

Yes she (Catholic Church) does. I've copied the pertinent parts from the previous poster's quotes to show this. 82 As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation ...
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Did Jesus ever say in the Bible to preach Christianity or his message to the Non-Jews?

Yes. While Jesus did tell his followers to focus on the Jews and not the Gentiles during his lifetime, after the Resurrection that changed, quite explicitly: And he said unto them, Go ye into all ...
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How to get the most out of the Bible with just one reading?

If I discern your original question correctly, you are asking (my paraphrase): What is the best way to read the WHOLE Bible for the FIRST time with just ONE reading that enable me to understand as ...
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Would reading "The Street Bible" help me understand the KJV Bible?

Before selecting a translation of the Bible for reading or study, it is helpful to understand the goals of the various translations available and how they relate to what you're trying to accomplish by ...
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Why are psalms in the bible printed with funny spacing?

The original Hebrew manuscripts have line breaks only to fit lines on the page, and they have no punctuation. The formatting of Psalms and other songs in the Bible is added by the translators and ...
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Why do people think they need anything other than the KJV Bible?

All languages change over time, all aspects of it are subject to change from basic orthography to fundamental meanings of words. It is highly unlikely that even you are actually using the KJV as ...
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Why not "Word is God"? Why past tense? Does it mean word was god initially but not anymore?

Because past tenses in English Ignoring the Greek, it's the only viable English sentence construction when discussing a past event. If I was the soccer club president in 2020 when we built the new ...
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Did Jesus ever say in the Bible to preach Christianity or his message to the Non-Jews?

There are five places in the Bible where Jesus gives what is known as the Great Commission: to go and preach to everybody in the world. Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, ...
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Are subheaders of Bible chapters part of the original text?

In the prefaces of many Bible translations, there are notes that describe the origin of these headers: As an aid to the reader, sectional headings have been inserted. They are not to be regarded as ...
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Why do people think they need anything other than the KJV Bible?

There are many reasons, but here are two: Most Christians don't speak English. This is obvious, but there are millions of Christians around the world who can't understand even basic English. Asking ...
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What are some countries where you can be imprisoned for reading or owning a Bible?

This article lists six countries where owning a bible is 'dangerous' : Six Countries . . . The six countries listed are North Korea, Somalia, Maldives, Morocco, Libya and Uzbekistan. Of the list - ...
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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen?

Is it correct that there are different English translations of the Bible? And different publishers, different editions, or prints? Yes. Even normal books sometimes have multiple editions. Books which ...
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Looking for a website with the 1984 NIV Bible version

This appears to be what you are after here: http://biblemegasite.com/outline-niv1984.html As well as click through links (by book and then section) through to the NIV 1984 version hosted at ...
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Is the Book of Mormon considered to be another Gospel? (LDS perspective)

No, according to the subtitle to The Book of Mormon, it is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ", not another gospel. Quoting from the title page of The Book of Mormon (emphasis mine): Which is to ...
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What is the concept of kowtow in Christianity?

What is the concept of kowtow in Christianity? According to the Wikipedia article partially quoted below, the Chinese tradition of bowing low three to nine times before the tomb of their ancestors is ...
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Do Catholics have a religious duty to report possible cases of heresy committed by a priest to their local bishop?

Do Catholics have a religious duty to report possible cases of heresy committed by a priest to their local bishop? Canon Law states the following: Can. 1364 — § 1. An apostate from the faith, a ...
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Why are days like "Sunday" or "Monday" not mentioned in the Bible?

Because the words "Sunday", "Monday, "Tuesday, &c., are names assigned to the days of the week in English, and came into use hundreds of years after the books of the Bible were written in Greek ...
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What are the written signs referred to in John 20:31?

It refers to the entire book, but especially the Book of Signs, John 1:19 - 12:50. (As with your note about arbitrary chapter beaks, notice that this doesn't align with the beginning of a chapter.) ...
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Why is the Textus Receptus important?

The Textus Receptus, the 'Received Text' is the Greek text of scripture that is represented in several published editions, principally Erasmus 1514 and following editions up to 1527, Stephens ('...
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How did scripture get the name bible?

See: What Does "Bible" Mean and How Did it Get That Name? Origin of the word: The word Bible itself is simply a transliteration of the Greek word bíblos (βίβλος), meaning "book." So the Bible ...
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