What Matthew has done here at 11:10 is combine Malachi 3:1 and Exodus 23:20. The first half of Matthew’s quotation is identical to the Greek Septuagint of Exodus 23:20. The second half of Matthew’s quotation is not identical to the Greek Septuagint of Malachi 3:1.
A congregation of Christians. A group of Christians, who gather for a Christian meeting, implying an interacting membership. In the Hebrew Scriptures, it usually refers to the nation of Israel, i.e., “the assembly of Israel” or “the congregation of Israel.” In the Greek New Testament, it refers to congregations of Christians, as well as the Christian congregation as a whole.
An improper desire (επιθυμια epithumia) can start in the corners of our mind. Dwelling upon or entertaining such desires normally intensifies the wrong desire, which, in turn, will influence the heart. Deep Bible study easily explained.
One of the most often stated half-truths that we learn early on in our Christian walk is that deep Bible knowledge does not necessarily equal
Acts 17:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 And certain ones of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would
Galatians 1:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel;…
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