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#1 Comment on Genesis 1:1
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- chris (7/15/2017 12:10:58 AM)

#2 Comment on Jude 1:1
I recommend the exegesis on Jude done by Pastor David Lankford.
- chris (10/14/2016 5:54:20 PM)

#3 Comment on John 4:18
You know, you make a good point, zcostilla. I digress.

You know, come to think of it, Jesus was probably making a point about spiritual and physical marriage in this narrative.

She was used as an example by God of the adultery and the marriage of the Northern lands to five husbands, and they did not know God living in sin in a defacto relationship in Samaria. The woman at the well is a powerful allegory and also a lesson on marriage.

Which brings us to your point:

Regarding her personal life, this sequence appears to show firstly, the woman had been married five times under the law and each one was recognized as a legitimate marriage by Messiah. She was currently living with a man but that arrangement was not recognized to be a marriage by Messiah. Thus Messiah produced doctrine in this way. He recognized multiple marriages as there is no indication that this woman had been widowed five times. Indeed the law allows remarriage as we see above. Secondly, Christ ruled here on de facto marriage, pronouncing it as no legitimate marriage.

Just some more thoughts on your very good observation :)
- cody927 (4/3/2017 4:47:08 PM)

#4 Comment on 1 Timothy 1:7
God did not give us a spirit of fear;but of power,love,and a sound mind.God loves us all,and He is mighty in power;and with His love perfect love casts out fear.
- Denny (5/14/2016 3:52:35 PM)

#5 Comment on Leviticus 21:7
Christian men must marry a virgin woman according to law of God.

Acoording to the Holy Scriptures christian men must marry a virgin woman; For it is written in Revelation 1:6 " And Jesus Christ has made us kings and priests unto God and His Father;..." and also in 1 Peter 2:9 " But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation,.."; So all the christians on earth are priests of God;
And it is written in Leviticus 21:7 " The priests shall not take a wife that is a whore, or deflowered, neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband; for he is holy unto his God" and also in Ezekiel 44:22 " The priests shall not take for theirs wives a widow, nor her that is put away; but they shall take virgins of the seed of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before"
So christian men, who are priests must marry a virgin woman or a widow of a christian who was married being a virgin.

You may argue that we are no longer under the Mosaic Law, but this a big mistake;

for Jesus Christ says in Matthew 5:17-19 " Think not that I am come to abolish the Law and the Prophets; I am not come to abolish, but to fulfil. For verily I say to you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven, but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

So Jesus Christ cannot abolish any law which is not already predicted in the Law and the Prophets, according to His own word in Matthew 5:17-19; thus Jesus Christ has made 7 reforms ( 7 is number of perfection) to bring the Law to perfection.
The 7 reforms made by Jesus Christ are already predicted in the Law and the Prophets; so He fulfilled the Law and the Prophets by doing these reforms.

These reforms are:
1- reform related to the law of divorce,
2- reform related to the law of death penalty,
3- reform related to the law of vengeance; eye for eye, tooth for tooth,
4- reform related to the law of Aaronic priesthood; the high priest,
5- reform related to the law of Leviticus priesthood; the priests,
6- reform related to the law of of earthly tabernacle and the sacrifices of sin expiation,
7- and last, you must be baptized by Holy Spirit before being partaker of the kingdom of heaven

So if you don't understand what apostle Paul has written, keep what Jesus says.

Shalom, God bless you while you are keeping His word.


- John Thierry Tchiakpe (7/14/2017 3:27:40 PM) []

#6 Comment on Genesis 30:3
"that she may bear upon my knees" means: "that may take care of the child" or "that I may bring up the child"

- Thittj (7/11/2017 3:08:42 PM)

#7 Comment on Isaiah 30:5
Zechariah 14:5 And therefore ,they did stand his feet, at day, this day ,above mountain this olives, which against faces (her Jerusalem) out of east, and therefore ,to cleave mountain the olives ,out of his half her east and also her west, valley great exceedingly ,then to depart, half this mountain her north,and his half her south. And (you did)ensign a flag:we will keep secret (split )valley of my mountain now touchs with the (great)valley of the mountains facing Azal = "proximity: he has reserved" and (you did)ensign a flag: we will keep secret ) as when (you did) flag a secret from out of before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Jehudah, and comes Jehovah my Elohim [and] all your saints with thee. 5127 flee does not match. 2LetterLookup - Ancient Lexicons for Greek... Hebrew... Aramaic look it up on google 2LetterLookup. first two letters come up as flag last two letters match suffix you did and the other possibility is the first letter is a Prefix we will and the last three letter translated to keep secret we will keep secret.And if it is secreted then maybe both apply. Zechariah 14 :6 and 9007shall come to pass 1961 in that 9004day 3117 this 9005 they 1931 not 3808 will exist 1961 illumination [of mind ] 2016 weighty prized precious, 3368 [ They will ] congeal, settle, become 7087 and 9007 be brought together. The two halfs of mount olives cross the Atlantic ocean the exceedingly great valley of mountains. Following the coordinates from mount olives 31 37 22 50 west you will be in Georgia then heading north you will be in Massachusets these are 13 colonies of Christian Zion . The mount olives is the people of God spread out in the land from South to North. And the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee the LORD my God shall come to America and all the saints with him. But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. Israel is 7 hours ahead of Boston, MA , sunset in Israel depending on the time of year is 7:00 PM thus night in isreal. At 12:00 pm in boston the sun is shining, the sun is shining at night because the Lord moved his people. Isaiah 49 Sing,O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.But Zion said,The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.Behold,I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.the children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.
- dd (3/28/2017 6:43:36 AM)

#8 Comment on Psalms 76:10
This Verse means that all that happens in the world, nay, the Universe is what will be to the Praise of God's Glory ( what he wants, what he foretells, what he likes. what he warns against and why ) OR It Will NOT/Does NOT Happen. [ for example, See the Latest Presidential Election in the U.S.. ]
Also, as an aside - God forbid that He Himself through the Holy Spirit should speak in a clear plain speech in the language that the one speaking knows and already speaks, instead of this Gibberish called "Tongues".
- Ray Black (6/24/2017 7:00:25 PM)

#9 Comment on Luke 9:51
This verse has been misinterpreted down through the years. It is not alluding to our Lords Ascension, but of His 'going up' to Jerusalem to the Feast of Tabernacles. Why would His Ascension be in question this early when it is at least six months hence?. It makes no sense. The odd choice of words here...analempsis...would be better translated as His 'retirement'. The word before it, sumpleroo, means to be completed or accomplished. So, this is not speaking of His Ascension then. It means the time was come that Jesus must no longer retire from Judea and the area around Jerusalem. He had been staying around the Galilee to avoid the Jews' laying hold of Him before His ministry was ended, and full proof of His divine mission given, and some of the prophecies concerning Him accomplished. In those days, one 'went up' to Jerusalem to the feasts. Three that were required to attend in Jerusalem were Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles. Here, Jesus is setting His sights on Jerusalem to 'go up' to the Feast of Tabernacles. The Hebrew reads, 'aliyah' meaning 'to go up'. So, this passage has nothing to do with His 'going up to Heaven', but 'going up' to Jerusalem...because He has to despite the Pharisees and 'Jews' that want to lay hold of Him.
- cody927 (3/28/2017 5:41:22 PM) []

#10 Comment on Song of Songs 3:6
The merchant of Song of Songs 3:6 is a travelling trader. Our Christ is a merchant who desires to have daily, even moment by moment transactions with His loving seekers.
- Frank Pytel (4/2/2017 5:56:15 AM)

#11 Comment on Song of Songs 3:7
In Song of Songs 3:7, “the bed, or resting place of King Solomon, stands in most striking contrast to the bed of carnal sloth and ease, spoken of by the Bride in verse 1 - the one, a place of idle security; the other of active service.” Adelaide Leaper Newton, “The Song of Solomon”
- Frank Pytel, "TheTwo Become One" (4/4/2017 5:31:22 AM)

#12 Comment on Proverbs 5:18
The inseparable particle translated there as "In" is most often translated as "From," but that makes no sense in English. With the Hebrew verb used in this verse, this prefix altogether probably means "Get Pleasure from."
- Joseph (2/26/2016 1:44:40 PM)

#13 Comment on Numbers 23:24
Female lion
- Judah (11/11/2016 9:14:40 PM)

#14 Comment on Revelation 22:1
- klodi (1/22/2017 3:09:38 PM)

#15 Comment on Song of Songs 3:11
Song of Songs 3:11 speaks of the gladness of the Beloved Christ. Although we often consider our joy and satisfaction, we need to come a point in our love life with Him that we are more concerned about His pleasure than our own. Our goal and our ambition should only be to please Him (2 Cor. 5:9)!
- Frank Pytel, "The Two Become One" (6/17/2017 11:52:09 AM)

#16 Comment on Song of Songs 4:1
The first two lovely characteristics of the beauty of the Beloved Christ’s lover are her eyes and her hair. Spiritually these two features of a loving seeker go together. The hair of our separation and consecration affords the purity that is essential for the spiritual revelation of the eyes of our heart.
- Frank Pytel, "The Two Become One" (7/8/2017 5:47:33 AM)

#17 Comment on Acts 8:20
It was the gift of the holy spirit. See verses 18 & 19. Ask yourself what the gift of holy spirit was. Used for. Go back to Acts 2:4 First Holy Spirit was given them to preach about the magnificent things of God to other language groups. They were able to speak in their language so they could understand their message. Other gifts of the holy spirit that was used was healing. So then why did Simon in verse 18 really want the gift of holy spirit that he was willing to pay for it?

- Margot (2/28/2017 12:20:18 AM)

#18 Comment on Song of Songs 4:3
The phrase “within your locks” is used two times in the appreciation of the Beloved Christ concerning His lovers’ eyes and temples (S. of S. 4:1, 3). The Septuagint translation of the phrase "within your locks" is “in silence”. This emphasizes not only the matter of not being a public display, but to be quiet before Him and with Him. In such quietness with our lovely Beloved Christ, all our natural energy and selfish activity is put away. In this stillness we know He is God and see the salvation of our God at work (Isa. 46:10; Exo. 14:13).
- Frank Pytel, "The Two Become One" (7/31/2017 5:39:34 PM)

#19 Comment on Song of Songs 4:4
There are two aspects of the shields which are hung upon the neck of the lover of Christ (S. of S. 4:4):
1) God is a shield, the shield is a Person (Gen. 15:1; Psa. 3:3)
2) The lover of Christ apprehends the shield by faith, or her faith in union with God is the shield (Eph. 6:16)
Faith comes by hearing the Word of Christ (Rom. 10:8, 17), which brings God into our experience as our shield. Our constant union and fellowship with the divine Beloved Christ through His living word and our living faith become many experiential shields which are displayed upon the renewed and transformed neck (will) of His lover bride. This is a bridal characteristic appreciated by our loving Bridegroom Christ!
- Frank Pytel, "The Two Become One" (8/12/2017 6:10:17 AM)

#20 Comment on Isaiah 54:16
Such a shame that only the septuagint brings out the true text of this verse - all the heb texts are a contradiction to the context of the chapter and the gospel!
- Francois du Toit (8/12/2017 3:55:43 AM) []

#21 Comment on Acts 4:34
And great grace was upon them "For" "gar" neither was there among them anyone that lacked
- Stan (12/8/2016 1:24:03 PM) []

#22 Comment on Ezekiel 44:22
Please stop posting such long (nonsense) posts, it messes up the format on the iPad app.
- A (7/19/2017 7:52:20 AM)

#23 Comment on John 10:1




NEW . . . FRESH . . . SHALOM
- CHRISSY (1/6/2017 5:35:36 AM) []

#24 Comment on Genesis 16:2
It appears Abram was human and attempted to take events surrounding his life into his own hands and to no avail persuade himself that taking a mistress to father children was God's plan for him. When does God ever use Sin to fulfill His promises to us? Duh, never!
- Search for Yeshua (8/15/2017 8:16:39 AM) []

#25 Comment on Romans 1:30
It is interesting to note that the book of Romans is addressed in verse 7, "To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people." This indicates that he is addressing adults as well as children, but primarily adults. So when Paul ends the list of despicable traits displayed by "those who suppress the truth" (v. 18), with "disobedient to parents," (v.30) he is addressing a mostly adult audience. Therefore it is not just for children under 18 years of age to obey, in some translations "yield to" and "respect," their parents. It is for everyone at every age to obey, yield to and respect their parents. This is supported in the teaching of Jesus in Mark 7:9-13. Maybe it is even more important for adults to honor their parents, than children. Children are by nature imitators. Food for thought: if you want your children to honor you as a parent, do they have a good example to follow by watching you honor your parents?
- Jane Marie (8/9/2016 11:42:54 AM)

#26 Comment on 1 Timothy 6:9
I Timothy 6:9
yet-of those resolving to be-filled/wealthy, they are falling-in on-to testing and-also a trap, to many foolish impulses and-also injuries that are submerging/swamping the humans on-to ruin and [eventual] extermination.
- marshall (1/25/2017 9:07:09 AM)

#27 Comment on Revelation 1:1
TAXOS is akin to our word Taxi. which is called same because it is Fast. not soon. When the Lord Comes it will be within say, minutes, not eons.
- REIDH (6/15/2017 3:13:31 PM)

#28 Comment on 1 Kings 13:23
are you lieing to god when two people get a divorce
- hiiiiii (2/17/2017 9:21:31 PM)

#29 Comment on Judges 4:17
They hiding Gods real name after he said to tell the world his name . who would do this but evil people to our hurt. Demand they give us his name they not the real jew. So they have no ownership of it. How we gonna let converts take the name for them self?
- Habbakuk (1/4/2017 4:55:17 AM)

#30 Comment on 1 Kings 16:34
Bethelite -Inhabitant of bethel-(House of God )
- Amy hema (1/11/2016 3:41:29 AM)

#31 Comment on Zechariah 14:2
Zechariah 8The Restoration of JerusalemI lifted up my eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand. 2Then said I, Where go you? And he said to me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof. Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein: 5For I, said the LORD, will be to her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the middle of her.Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, see, I come, and I will dwell in the middle of you, said the LORD. 11And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the middle of you, and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you. 12And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.kind david ruling at jersalem book 2 samual God tells david isreal going to another land.Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime.Prophecy against Gog. there coming my people.After many days you shall be visited: in the latter years you shall come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. 9You shall ascend and come like a storm, you shall be like a cloud to cover the land, you, and all your bands, and many people with you.And you shall say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, 12To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn your hand on the desolate places that are now inhabited, and on the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the middle of the land.And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, said the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother. gog is in your goverment civil war is coming. I will bring you against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in you, O Gog, before their eyes.heathen is the godless in the usa.For Tophet is ordained of old; yes, for the king it is prepared; he has made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, does kindle the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. 8Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:

9That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

10Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

11Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.Why thus said the Holy One of Israel, Because you despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:

13Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly at an instant.

14And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a shard to take fire from the hearth, or to take water with out of the pit.
- dd (10/13/2016 10:32:03 AM)

#32 Comment on 1 John 5:7
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." - This, I believe, is the most hated verse in the Bible! Almost all Bibles leave it out or have put it in footnotes! Let's compare it with 1. Thess. 5:23 "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your entire spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." Now, God created us in his image. (Gen. 1:26) This way we have a live metaphor of God = Elohim. He says: "let us make man". Elohim is plural, and "us" is plural and nobody can explain it away, not even a Hebrew scholar! I know what they say: It is a "royal" expression! But what about Elohim!? We could also say: "El" or "Elohai", which is my God. El or Al is God in many languages. Now, I will prove you how old this text is, in case you have any doubt! Quote: "...the UBS Greek NT (4th ed.) notes that the Comma Johanneum is attested by the Latin church fathers (Cyprian) (d. 258), (Pseudo-Cyprian) (4th century), (Priscillian) (d. 385), the Speculum (5th century), Varimadum (UBS date "445/480"), Pseudo-Vigilius (4th or 5th century), and Fulgentius (d. 533), as well as a few manuscripts." - So, this is new to you? USB4 is the newest our Bibles have been translated from and they put it in footnotes!?!? Why? I say: an evil spirit! Read also 2. Cor. 13:14, Mt. 28:19 These three verses are all of the same nature and have nothing to do with Nicaea 325! Now, still, I have not said, that God and the Holy Ghost are a person, but Jesus was! Let's read what Rev. 3:21 states, which most people have forgotten and only quote v. 20! "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." - Three sit on the throne! God, Jesus and those who have overcome! It is all imagery! Imagine, that we, you and I will sit with Jesus on a throne together with his father! It is the Holy Spirit, that is within us, which raised Jesus from the dead, and will do so with us! 1 Cor. 15:44 "It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body." So, our spiritual bodies will sit with God and Jesus on the throne if we overcome! This is the Holy Trinity, the Bible speaks about! If you say, it is untrue, then I will say: then there is also no Bible! Because, Jesus and the Apostles did not know anything of the Bible, that it contains 66 books, 39 in the Old and 27 in the New Testament! 3x9=27! In the middles of the first verse of the Bible we have the word: "AT" - Aleph and Taw. In the beginning God (Elohim) created the heavens and the earth. This reads in Hebrew: Bereshit Elohim “AT” ha sha maim, we ha arez. “AT” means: Aleph and Taw, like Alpha and Omega in Greek and therefore God and Jesus are the A and the O in Rev. 1:8 and 22:13. Have you noticed, that the book of Revelation has 22 chapters as the Hebrew Alphabet! Have you noticed, that the tree of life appears in the second chapter of the Bible and the last chapter of the Bible! The Bible is a book, which is closed in itself. How could Matthew know, that Luke would write a family tree of Jesus!? But both contain them, only, Luke has it in ch. 3 and Matthew in ch. 1! Matthew goes as far back as Abraham and Luke as far back as Adam! Nt. 1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations." Three times fourteen! Three seems to be a number, which we need to remember when we thing about God! From Abraham to Adam there are twenty generations. Did you count them before as I just did? Ok. It is correct. Jesus stems from Methuselah, which was the oldest person on earth: 969 years. Jesus was a Semite. Jesus was a son of Enoch (who was raptured to heaven straight away and after whom the famous but bad book of Enoch is named - I say bad, because it tells lies.) So, what did Jesus say about three in one? John. 17:21 "...that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you." One in the Spirit! I help you how you can compare the Holy Spirit! Rev. 22:17 "The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”" - So, if the bride is a person, then the Holy Spirit also is a person! Have I said he is a person? No! I only reasoned! Why? Because, have you ever seen a bride as a ghost!? A bride always is a person. Son, when the bride, which is imagery of the Bible again, is a person, then the imagery of the Holy Spirit is true also! In Hebrew we speak of the Shekinah שכינה‎‎ Glory.
- christof bucherer M.Div. (7/13/2017 2:21:54 PM)

#33 Comment on Colossians 1:15
First born means the primary of those born, not the initial. Those born does not mean those created. She who is born carries with her essence of the one who bears her. He being created is made out of ingredients and the substance is there but not the essence. Khavvah was first named ishah because she came out of ish. The man is named red clay.

Before that was the Son. He is hayah as light (John 1) by YHWH who is hayahed all by self.

These are the first things we are told in the book that is not biology or physics but does not confuse biology and physics.

Who has seen the One born has seen the One bearing. Look at the primary One, then, later, you can see "the image" in the lesser born.
- Rick (7/9/2016 8:17:19 AM)

#34 Comment on Daniel 4:12

- klodian (2/24/2017 9:08:26 AM)

#35 Comment on Judges 17:2
why did he take it to begin with?
- 71653 (4/1/2017 1:03:13 PM)

#36 Comment on Proverbs 16:7
Thanks Eved, It is something to think on and have. Yes you are right,we will never know it all in any life time :)
- Ted Russell (7/22/2017 3:25:38 PM) - Commentary Bible Forum

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