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|1||Scripture "This too shall pass?"||Gen 1:1||Pew Potato||227313|
|The phrase is not from the Bible. The closest is:
Ecclesiastes 3:20 (NASB)
20 All go to the same place. All came from the dust and all return to the dust.
|2||Where in bible God created us knowing Hi||Rom 1:18||Pew Potato||227224|
|For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
Romans 1:18-20 (NASB)
|3||Why are we "in chains" (Ephesians 6:20)||Eph 6:20||Pew Potato||226898|
|Paul is speaking about the fact that he is under guard and in literal chains.
"For this reason, therefore, I requested to see you and to speak with you, for I am wearing this chain for the sake of the hope of Israel."
Acts 28:20 (NASB)
The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains;
2 Timothy 1:16 (NASB)
|4||who sold what they and gave money to the||Acts 2:44||Pew Potato||226841|
Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as anyone had a need.
Joseph, a Levite and a Cypriot by birth, the one the apostles called Barnabas, which is translated Son of Encouragement, sold a field he owned, brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
|5||apharro whats the meaning||Heb 12:2||Pew Potato||226839|
|Looking unto (aphorontes eis). Present active participle of aphorao, old verb to look away, "looking away to Jesus." In N.T. only here and Phil. 2:23. Fix your eyes on Jesus, after a glance at "the cloud of witnesses," for he is the goal. Cf. Moses in Hebrews 11:26 (apeblepen). - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament
The word "looking" is aphorao "to turn the eyes away from other things and fix them on something." The word also means "to turn one's mind to a certain thing." Both meanings are applicable here, the spiritual vision turned away from all else and together with the mind, concentrated on Jesus. What a lesson in Christian running technique we have in that little preposition "off, away from," which is prefixed to this verb. The minute the Greek runner in the stadium takes his attention away from the race course and the goal to which he is speeding, and turns it upon the onlooking crowds, his speed is slackened. It is so with the Christian. The minute he takes his eyes off of the Lord Jesus, and turns them upon others, his pace in the Christian life is slackened, and his onward progress in grace hindered - Wuest's Word Studies
|6||What is the significance of these verses||Mark 14:51||Pew Potato||226715|
|This bit of trivial information is mentioned only in Mark. Because of this, most commentators feel this is an autobiographical incident and that the young man is John Mark.|
|7||Who was Jude, brother of Janes ?||Jude 1:1||Pew Potato||225278|
|Jude identifies himself as "a brother of James" (v 1). This James is almost certainly the "Lord's brother" (Gal 1:19; see Mark 6:3 // Matt 13:55) who became a leader of the Jerusalem church (Acts 15:13-21; 21:18) and wrote the letter of James. Jude was therefore also a brother of Jesus (Jude is spelled "Judas" in Mark 6:3 // Matt 13:55). Jude and the other brothers of Jesus did not follow Jesus during his earthly ministry (John 7:5), but evidently became believers after the resurrection (see 1 Cor 15:7) and traveled to spread the message about the resurrected Lord (1 Cor 9:5).
- NLT Study Bible
|8||Get all the information first.||Prov 18:17||Pew Potato||225276|
|Proverbs 18:17 (NASB)
The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him.
|9||The "New" New International Versoin ?||Bible general Archive 4||Pew Potato||225191|
|A good resources highlighting some of the changes:
|10||Selah meaning of!||Psalm||Pew Potato||224926|
|Seven Suggested Meanings of "Selah"
1. A thought link, connecting ideas in Hebrew poetry.
2. The Septuagint translated it by diapsalma, a pause in the psalm by the singers.
3. The Chaldee sometimes translated it by lealmin, "forever".
4. A word equivalent to da capo in music directing the choir to repeat.
5. A word from Hebrew: sal (OT:5542), to raise or elevate the voices of singers.
6. A word from salah, to spread out indicating that the subject should be meditated on by the reader.
7. A word denoting an instrumental interlude or louder accompaniment.
- Dake Topical Index (Finis J. Dake)
|11||Do they who reign live 900 years?||Rev 20:1||Pew Potato||224876|
|He may have been referring to Isaiah 65:20
In her, a nursing infant will no longer live only a few days, or an old man not live out his days. Indeed, the youth will die at a hundred years, and the one who misses a hundred years will be cursed.
|12||Genesis vegetation contradiction?||Gen 2:5||Pew Potato||224875|
|The purpose of this section is its depiction of human life before and after the garden sin; the condition of the “land” after Adam's sin is contrasted with its state before the creation of the man.
Genesis 2:5–7 is best understood in light of 3:8–24, which describes the consequences of sin. This is shown by the language of 2:5–6, which anticipates what happens to the land because of Adam's sin (3:18, 23).
When viewed in this way, we find that the “shrub” and “plant” of 2:5 are not the same as the vegetation of 1:11–12. “Plant of the field” describes the diet of man which he eats only after the sweat of his labor (3:18–19) after his garden sin, whereas “seed-bearing plants”, as they are found in the creation narrative, were provided by God for human and animal consumption (1:11–12, 29–30; 9:3). These plants reproduce themselves by seed alone, but “plant,” spoken of in 2:5, requires human cultivation to produce the grains necessary for edible food; it is by such cultivation that fallen man will eat his “food” (3:19).
The “shrub of the field” is a desert shrub large enough to shield Hagar's teenage son (Gen 21:15) and those seeking its protection (Job 30:4, 7). Since “plant” is best defined by its recurrence in the judgment oracle (Gen 3:18), “shrub” probably parallels Adam's “thorns and thistles,” which are the by-product of God's curse on the ground (3:17–18). Thus 2:5–6 does not speak to the creation of overall vegetation but to specific sorts of herbage in the world to follow.
The language of cultivation, “work the ground” (2:5), anticipates the labor of Adam, first positively as the caretaker of Eden (2:15) but also negatively in 3:23, which describes the expulsion of the man and woman from the garden. God prepared a land for the man, but in telling of his creation and the land in which he is placed, the text anticipates how the land will suffer from the effects of Adam's sin.
New American Commentary – Volume 1a: Genesis 1-11:26, Kenneth A. Mathews.
|13||...||James 1:1||Pew Potato||224822|
|That “James” need not further specify which James he is in James 1:1 suggests that he is the most prominent and well-known James of the early church, James the Lord’s brother (Acts 12:17; Acts 15:13-21; Acts 21:17-26; 1 Cor. 15:7; Galatians 2:9, 12), as in church tradition. (James was a common name, and when one spoke of a less commonly recognized individual with a common name, one usually added a qualifying title, e.g., “Plato the comic poet,” “James the lesser” in the apostolic list and many people in ancient business documents.)
The main objection to this proposal is the polished style of the Greek language of the letter, but this objection does not take account of several factors:
(1) the widespread use of rhetoric and more than sufficient time for James, the main spokesperson for the Jerusalem church, to have acquired facility in it;
(2) that as the son of a carpenter he had probably had a better education than Galilean peasants;
(3) the spread of Greek language and culture in Palestine (e.g., Josephus, Justin);
(4) excavations showing that most of Galilee was not as backward as was once thought;
(5) the widespread use of amanuenses (scribes) who might, like Josephus’s editorial scribes, help a writer’s Greek.
— Bible Background Commentary
|14||Permission for using NASB for display||Bible general Archive 4||Pew Potato||224663|
|The permissions say:
The text of the New American Standard Bible may be reprinted up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission of the Lockman Foundation, providing the verses do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses printed account for more than 25 percent of the total work printed.
I know most Worship Projection software packages have this feature, but you need to purchase the NASB license to use the NASB.
|15||remarry||Gen 1:1||Pew Potato||224630|
|16||don't remarry afte age 62||Bible general Archive 4||Pew Potato||224629|
|Age 62 has some implications for Social Security benefits, but the Bible doesn't have any passages on remarriage after age 62.|
|17||What is the Greek wd 4 firstborn||Col 1:15||Pew Potato||224441|
|prototokos (there should be a horizontal line above the first o) is an adjective found nine times with the meaning "firstborn" in both a literal and figurative sense.
References to Jesus as Mary's "firstborn" son are found in Matt. 1:25; Luke 2:7; Heb. 1:6. Heb. 11:28 refers to the "firstborn" of Egyptian families destroyed by the avenging angel, a divine judgment precipitating the exodus of the Israelite captives.
In metaphorical contexts, the meaning "firstborn" signifies the person of Jesus Christ, who is described as the "firstborn" of creation in Col. 1:15, the initial representative of a regenerate communion of believers who would continue throughout eternity. Col. 1:18; Rev. 1:5 refer to Christ as the "firstborn" from the dead, the prime example of the resurrected members of his body, the church. See also Heb. 12:23; Rom. 8:29 for related usage.
- “FIRSTBORN” Expository Dictionary of Bible Words: Word Studies for Key English Bible Words Based on the Hebrew and Greek Texts (Stephen D. Renn)
|18||did jesus keep the law||NT general||Pew Potato||224431|
Bible students have suggested a number of ways in which Jesus fulfilled the law. Some say He fulfilled it by His teaching. The law was the divine sketch or outline which He filled in with detail and color. In this view Jesus completed what was incomplete by giving it full dimension and meaning. There is a sense in which Jesus did that. Through His direct teaching in the gospels and through the apostles in the rest of the New Testament, Jesus elucidated more of the law of God than anyone ever had.
But that cannot be the primary meaning of fulfill, because that is not what the word means. It does not mean fill out but fill up. It does not mean to add to but to complete what is already present. Jesus did not add any basic new teaching but rather clarified God's original meaning.
Other commentators say that Jesus fulfilled the law by fully meeting its demands. In His life He perfectly kept every part of the law He was perfectly righteous and did not violate the smallest part of God's law Jesus, of course, did that. He was utterly flawless in His obedience, and He provided the perfect model of absolute righteousness.
But most importantly, as the Spirit surely intends to emphasize here, Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament by being its fulfillment. He did not simply teach it fully and exemplify it fully—He was it fully. He did not come simply to teach righteousness and to model righteousness; He came as divine righteousness. What He said and what He did reflected who He is.
- MacArthur New Testament Commentary – Matthew 1-7 (John MacArthur)
|19||SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH||Num 8:25||Pew Potato||224351|
|Why were the Levites supposed to retire at age 50? The reasons were probably more practical than theological. (1) Moving the tabernacle and its furniture through the desert required strength. The younger men were more suited for the work of lifting the heavy articles. (2) The Levites over 50 did not stop working altogether. They were allowed to assist with various light duties in the tabernacle. This helped the younger men assume more responsibilities, and it allowed the older men to be in a position to advise and counsel them. — Life Application Bible Notes
Retirement did not mean removal from office. At fifty the Levite was to continue to function by serving his brothers. Generally, God's servants seem to have continued to serve him into old age, and till their death, according to the strength which he supplied (Dt. 34:7; 1 Sa. 4:14f.; 12:2; 2 Tim. 4:6-8; 2 Pet. 1:13-15).- New Bible Commentary: 21st century edition (D. A. Carson et al.)
See also http://www.desiringgod.org/Store/Booklets/ByTopic/All/799_Rethinking_Retirement/
|20||What end results come from Prov. 6:31?||Prov 6:31||Pew Potato||224342|
|I think you may have a misunderstanding of the nature of the book of Proverbs:
As brief maxims, the verses in Proverbs are distilled, to-the-point sentences about life. They boil down, crystallize, and condense the experiences and observations of the writers. The brief but concentrated nature of the maxims cause their readers to reflect on their meanings. They tell what life is like and how life should be lived. In a terse, no-words-wasted fashion, some statements in Proverbs relate what is commonly observed in life; others recommend or exhort how life should be lived. And when advice is given, a reason for the counsel usually follows.
Many of the proverbial maxims should be recognized as guidelines, not absolute observations; they are not iron-clad promises.
- The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty
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