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« on: August 31, 2006, 12:00:34 PM »
The claim is often made by believers in the Bible that it is God's word, and that it is completely without error. But if this were so, how is it that so many contradictions can be found within its pages? The following is a list of such errors, both those of major significance and those of less import, which should go far in providing evidence that the Bible is not, in fact, "inerrant":

Contradictions in the Bible Poster


1. Theology - what is God really like?..............................(1-42)
2. Jesus - who was he, and where did he come from?......(43-56)
3. Behaviour - how should we act?...................................(57-102)
4. Doctrine - what should we believe?..............................(103-137)
5. Numbers - do they add up?............................................(138-209)
6. Genealogy - who begat whom?.....................................(210-240)
7. History - Old Testament.................................................(241-319)
8. History - New Testament...............................................(320-421)





194 Contradictions in the New testament




All verses from the King James Authorized Version.

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Some people seem to believe that there are NO contradictions in the Bible. Many inerrantists claim that these "alleged discrepancies" can be cleared up, so I'll list some examples of such sites, and you can judge for yourselves how well they do at solving their errancy problem:


How to be a Bible Apologist - 8 simple steps to proving that the Bible is the literal word of God
Answered Contradictions in the Bible
Answering the Atheist
Response to Skeptic's Annotated Bible

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Quote from: Andrew Corbett
Exegesis is the process of getting 'out' ('ex') of the text what is truly there in the first place. The opposite of exegesis is eisogesis. This is the process of putting 'into' the text something that wasn't intended by the author

Apologetic Defenses - C. Dennis McKinsey
The "All-of-the-Above" Strategy for Resolving Contradictions - David Coppit

Here's a fun look at biblical contradictions:
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Theological contradictions



1. Is there only one God?
Yes
Dt 4:35
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Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.
39
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Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
[note: see especially 2 Cor. 4:4, below]
6:4
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Hear, O Israel, The LORD our God is one LORD:
32:39
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See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no God with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
Isa 43:10-11
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Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
I, even I, am the LORD, and beside me there is no saviour.
44:8
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Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have I not told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
45:5-7
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I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
46:9
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Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.
Mk12:29
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And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
32
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And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
Jn 17:3
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And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
1 Cor 8:6
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But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
No
Gen 1:26
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Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...
3:22
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And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil...
11:7
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Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
Ex 12:12
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For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgement: I am the LORD.
15:11
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Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like unto thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
18:11
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Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
22:28
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Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
Num 33:4
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For the Egyptians buried all their firstborn, which the LORD had smitten among them: upon their gods also the LORD executed judgements.
1 Sam 6:5
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Wherefore ye shall make images of your emerods, and images of your mice that mar the land; and ye shall give glory unto the God of Israel: peradventure he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land.
28:13
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And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.
Ps 82:1
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God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
6
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I have said, Ye are gods; all of you are children of the most High.
96:4
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For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
97:7
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Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.
136:2
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O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth forever.
Jer 10:11
Quote
Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
Zeph 2:11
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The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.
Jn 10:33-34
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The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?
2 Cor 4:4
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In whom the god of this world hath blinded the eyes of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

2. Is only God holy?
Yes
Rev 15:4
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Who shall not fear thee, O LORD, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgements are made manifest.
No
Ps 86:2
Quote
Preserve my soul, for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

3. Can God do anything?
Yes
 Jer 32:17
Quote
Ah LORD God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:
27
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Behold, I am the LORDthe God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?
Mt 19:26
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But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Mk 10:27
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And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
Lk 1:37
Quote
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
No
Jdg 1:19
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And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
Mk 6:5
Quote
And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
Heb 6:18
Quote
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

4. Does God know and see everything?
Yes
Ps 44:21
Quote
Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
139:7-8
Quote
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
Pr 15:3
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The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Jer 16:17
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For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.
Acts 1:24
Quote
And they prayed, and said, Thou, LORD, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
No
 Gen 3:8-9
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And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
11:5
Quote
And the LORD God came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
18:20-21
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And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
Num 22:9
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And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?
Dt 8:2
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And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
2 Chr 32:31
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Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
Job 1:7
Quote
And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou?Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
2:2
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And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
Isaiah 65:16
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That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
Hos 8:4
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They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

5. Is God merciful?
Yes
2 Sam 24:14
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And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
1 Chron 16:34
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O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.
Ps 86:5
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For thou, LORD, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
100:5
Quote
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
103:8
Quote
For the LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
106:1
Quote
Praise ye the LORD, O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.
107:1
Quote
Give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.
118:1
Quote
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth forever.
136:1
Quote
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.
145:9
Quote
The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
Jer 3:12
Quote
Go and proclaim these words towards the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD, and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger forever.
33:11
Quote
The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good: for his mercy endureth forever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. for I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
Joel 2:13
Quote
And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
Mic 7:18
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Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy.
Jas 5:11
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Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the LORD; that the LORD is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
No
Num 25:4
Quote
And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.
Dt 7:16
Quote
And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.
1 Sam 6:19
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And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and three score and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter.
15:2-3
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Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
Jer 13:14
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And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.
16:3-4
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For thus saith the LORD concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bare them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this land;
They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcasses shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
Lam 2:2
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The LORD hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.
17
Quote
The LORD hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.
3:43
Quote
Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.
Ezk 7:4
Quote
And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
9
Quote
And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.
Mic 1:12
Quote
For the inhabitants of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.
2:3
Quote
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family I do devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.

6. Is God the author of confusion?
Yes
Gen 11:7
Quote
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
No
1 Cor. 14:33
Quote
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.

7. Can God be found by those who seek him?
Yes
Pr 8:17
Quote
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Mt 7:7-8
Quote
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Lk 11:9-10
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And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
No
Ps 18:41
Quote
They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not
Pr 1:28
Quote
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
Lam 3:8
Quote
Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.
44
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Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.
Lk 13:24
Quote
Strive to enter in at the straight gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

8. Does God ever lie?
Yes
Gen 2:17 and 5:5
Quote
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die.
Quote
And all the days of Adam were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
1 Kng 22:23
Quote
Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.
2 Chr 18:22
Quote
Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee.
Jer 20:7
Quote
O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.
Ezk 14:9
Quote
And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD hath deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
2 Ths 2:11
Quote
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
No
1 Sam 15:29
Quote
And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.
Tit 1:2
Quote
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.
Heb 6:18
Quote
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.

9. Does God always do right?
Yes
Dt 32:4
Quote
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
Job 34:10
Quote
Therefore harken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
Ps 145:9
Quote
The LORD is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works.
No
Ex. 4:11
Quote
And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

Isa 45:7
Quote
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Jer 18:11
Quote
Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.
Lam 3:38
Quote
Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?
Ezk 20:25-26
Quote
Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgements whereby they should not live;
And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the LORD.
Amos 3:6
Quote
Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?

10. Does God want children to die?
Yes
Gen 7:21-23
Quote
And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
19:24-25
Quote
Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and Gommorah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
22:2
Quote
And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
Ex 12:29-30
Quote
And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharoah that sat upon his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
And Pharoah rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
21:15
Quote
And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall surely be out to death.
Lev 20:9
Quote
For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall surely be put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
Dt 20:16
Quote
But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth.
21:18-21
Quote
If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:
Then shall his father and mother lay hold of him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
Jos 10:40
Quote
So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed as the LORD God of Israel commanded.
1 Sam 15:3
Quote
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
2 Sam 12:15-18
Quote
And Nathan departed unto his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.
And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.
And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?
2 Kng 2:23-24
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And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up thou bald head.
And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
Ps 137:9
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Happy shall he be, who taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
Jer 13:13-14
Quote
Then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, even the kings that sit upon David's throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkeness.
And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.
19:9
Quote
And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherein their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.
Ezk 5:10
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Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgements in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.
Hos 9:16
Quote
Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.
13:16
Quote
Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
Zech 13:3
Quote
And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.
No
Mt 18:14
Quote
Even so it is not the will of your father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

11. Can God be trusted?
Yes

2 Sam 22:3
Quote
The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
31
Quote
As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
1 Chr 5:20
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And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was entreated of them; because they put their trust in him.
No
Jer 20:7
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O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.
Ezk 14:9
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And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD hath deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
Jer 18:8 with 2 Chr 34:33, 2 Kng 23:3,5,8-15,21-22,25; 2Kng 23:26-27
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If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
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And Josiah took away all the abominations out of the countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel to serve, even to serve the LORD their God. And all his days they departed not from following the LORD, the God of their fathers.
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And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
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And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.
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And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.
Nevertheless the priests of the high places came not up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, but they did eat of the unleavened bread among their brethren.
And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suberbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire. And the altars that were on the top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and tha altars which manesseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, did the king beat down, and brake them down from thence, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.
And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Astoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Kemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.
And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.
Moreover the altar that was built at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove.
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And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.
Surely there was not holden such a passover from the days of the judges that judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;
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And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.
2 kngs 23:26-27
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Notwithstanding the LORD turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked him withal.
And the LORD said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.

12. Does God afflict willingly?
Yes

Ex 4:11
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And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?
Num 11:1
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And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
Dt 28:21-22
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The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.
The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflamation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
27-28
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The Lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart.
35
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The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.
59
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Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sickness, and of long continuance.
63
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And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to naught; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.
No
Lam 3:33
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For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.

13. Is God's every word pure?
Yes

 Ps 12:6
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The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
119:140
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Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
Pr 30:5
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Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
No
 2 Kng 18:27
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But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall,  that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
Ezk 23:20
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For she doted on their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
Hab 2:16
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Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered; the cup of the LORD's right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.
Mal 2:3
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Behold, I will corrupt you seed, and spread dung upon you faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.

14. Does God's anger last long?
Yes

Num 32:13
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And the LORD's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.
Jer 17:4
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And thou, even thyself, shall discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn forever.
No
Ps 30:5
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For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Jer 3:12
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Go and proclaim these words towards the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, and I will not keep anger forever.
Mic 7:18
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Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy.

15. Does God ever get furious?
Yes

Isa 34:2
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For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
Jer 21:5
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And I myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm, even in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath.
Mic 5:15
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And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.
Nah 1:2
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God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengence on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
Zech 8:2
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I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.
No
Isa 27:4
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Fury is not in me: who would set the briars and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.

16. Is God peaceful?
Yes

Rom 15:33
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Now the God of peace be with you all Amen.
1 Cor 14:33
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For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
2 Ths 3:16
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Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.
Heb 13:20
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Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.
No
 Ex 15:3
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The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
Num 21:14
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Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,
2 Sam 22:35
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He teacheth my hand to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
1 Chr 5:22
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For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.
Ps 18:34
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He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
144:1
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Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
Joel 3:9-10
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Proclaim this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

17. Does God ever tire?
Yes

Gen 2:2
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And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Ex 31:17
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It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
Isa 1:14
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Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
43:24
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Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.
Jer 15:6
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Thou hast foresaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.
No
Isa 40:28
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Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

18. Does God sleep?
Yes

Ps 44:23
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Awake, why sleepest thou, O LORD? arise, cast us not off forever.
Jer 31:26
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Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
No
Ps 121:4
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Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

19. Does God know what is in everyone's heart?
Yes

Ps 44:21
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Shall no God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
139:2-3
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Thou knowest my downsitting and my uprising, thou understest my though afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
Acts 1:24
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And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen.
No
Dt 13:3
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Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
2 Chr 32:31
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Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.

20. Does God help in times of need?
Yes

Ps 46:1
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God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
145:14
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The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
18
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The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, and to all that call upon him in truth.
Nah 1:7
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The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
No
Ps 10:1
Quote
Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
22:1-2
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My God, my God, why hast thou foresaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
Isa 1:15
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And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Hos 5:6
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They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them.
Hab 1:2
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O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

21. Does God approve of or condone human sacrifices?
Yes

Ex 22:29
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Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.
Num 31:25-29
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And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation:
And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep:
Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of the LORD.
Lev 27:28-29
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Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto the LORD of all that he hath, both of man and beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto the LORD.
None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death.
Jdg 11:29-40
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Then the spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over unto the children of Ammon.
And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou shalt without fail deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands,
Then shall it be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall surely be the LORD's, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering.
So Jephthah passed over unto the children of Ammon to fight against them; and the LORD delivered them into his hands.
And he smote them from Aroer, even till thou come to Minith, even twenty cities, and unto the plain of the vinyards, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were subdued before the children of Israel.
And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.
And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me very low, and thou art one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth unto the LORD, and I cannot go back.
And she said unto him, My father, if thou hast opened thy mouth unto the LORD, do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth; forasmuch as the LORD has taken vengeance for thee of thine enemies, even of the children of Ammon.
And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows.
And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains.
And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned unto her father, who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man. And it was a custom in Israel,
That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.
2 Sam 21:1,8-9,14
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Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year: and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, it is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.
But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzilai the Meholathite.
And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the LORD: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.
And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son buried they in the country of Benjamin in Zelah, in the sepulchre of Kish his father: and they performed all that the king commanded. And after that God was entreated for the land.
1 Kng 13:2
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And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.
2 Kng 23:20
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And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars, and burned men's bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.
No
Lev 18:21
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And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Moloch, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
20:2
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Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed to Moloch; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
Dt 18:10
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There shall not be found among you anyone that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

22. Does God want some to go to Hell?
Yes

Pr 16:4
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The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
No
1 Tim 2:3-4
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For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
2 Pet 3:9
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The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

23. Does God desire animal sacrifices?
Yes

Lev 4:20
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And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a sin offering, so shall he do with this: and the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them.
26
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And he shall burn all his fat upon the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall make an atonement for him as concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.
31
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And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it on the altar for a sweet savour unto the LORD; and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.
35
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And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: and the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.
5:10
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And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him.
16
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And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass, and it shall be forgiven him.
18
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And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and wist it not, and it shall be forgiven him.
6:7
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And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein.
17:11
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For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Num 29:5
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And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you.
No
Ps 50:13
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Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
51:16
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For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
Isa 1:11
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To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of the fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
Jer 6:20
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To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
 Heb 10:4
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For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.
11
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And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

24. Did God command the Israelites to make him burnt offerings?
Yes

Ex 29:16-18
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And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar.
And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of him, and his legs, and put them unto his pieces, and unto his head.
And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
Lev 1:9
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But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
13
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But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
No
Jer 7:22
Quote
For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices.

25. Will God curse the earth?
Maybe

Mal 4:6
Quote
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
No
Gen 8:21
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And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2006, 01:15:21 PM »
26. Does God repent?
Yes

Gen 6:6
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And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Ex 32:14
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And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
Dt 32:36
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For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and their is none shut up, or left.
1 Sam 15:11
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It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.
35
Quote
And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.
2 Sam 24:16
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And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.
1 Chr 21:15
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And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by the threshingplace of Ornan the Jebusite.
Jer 15:6
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Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.
18:8
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If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
26:3
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If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.
13
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Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil that he hat pronounced against you.
19
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Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? did he not fear the LORD, and besought the LORD, and the LORD repented him of the evil which he had pronounced against them? Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.
42:10
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If ye will still abide in this land, then I will build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up: I will repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.
Amos 7:3
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The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.
6
Quote
The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the LORD God.
Jonah 3:10
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And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

No
Num 23:19
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God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
1 Sam 15:29
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And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.
Ezk 24:14
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I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the LORD God.
Mal 3:6
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For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Jas 1:17
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Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father od lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.


27. Does God play favorites?
Yes

Gen 4:4-5
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And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and his offering:
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his counenance fell.
Mat 15:24
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But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Rom 9:13
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As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Essau have I hated.

No
Eph 6:9
Quote
And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forebearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
Col 3:25
Quote
And he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
1 Pet 1:17
Quote
And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:


28. Does God approve of capital punishment?
Yes

Gen 9:6
Quote
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
Ex 19:12
Quote
And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death.
21:12
Quote
He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.
15
Quote
And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
16
Quote
And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
17
Quote
And he that curseth his father, of his mother, shall surely be put to death.
29
Quote
But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.
22:18
Quote
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
19
Quote
Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
20
Quote
He that sacrificeth to any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
31:14-15
Quote
Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you; every one that defileth it shall be surely put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
35:2
Quote
Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
Lev 20:2
Quote
Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed to Moloch; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
9
Quote
For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
10
Quote
And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall be surely put to death.
11
Quote
And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
12
Quote
And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.
13
Quote
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
15
Quote
And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.
16
Quote
And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
27
Quote
A man also or a woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: there blood shall be upon them.
24:16
Quote
And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.
17
Quote
And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
21
Quote
And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death.

No
Gen 4:15
Quote
And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.


29. Can God be seen?
Yes

Gen 12:7
Quote
And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto the seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him
18:1
Quote
And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day.
26:2
Quote
And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell the of:
32:30
Quote
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
Ex 24:9-11
Quote
And then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:
And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
33:11
Quote
And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
23
Quote
And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
Num 14:14
Quote
And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, by day time in a pillar of cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
Dt 5:4
Quote
The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire.
34:10
Quote
And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face.
Jdg 13:22
Quote
And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.
1 Kng 22:19
Quote
And he said, Hear thou the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right and on his left.
Job 42:5
Quote
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
Ps 63:2
Quote
To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
Isa 6:1
Quote
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
5
Quote
Then I said, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
Ezk 20:35
Quote
And I will bring you into yhe wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
Amos 7:7
Quote
Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the LORD stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.
9:1
Quote
I saw the LORD standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.

No
Ex33:20
Quote
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Jn 1:18
Quote
No man hath seen God ar any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
5:37
Quote
And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
6:46
Quote
Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
1 Tim 1:17
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Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour, and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6:16
Quote
Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
1 Jn 4:12
Quote
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.


30. Can God be heard?
Yes

Gen 3:8
Quote
And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the Garden.
10
Quote
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Ex 33:11
Quote
And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
Num12:5-8
Quote
And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.
And he said, If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.
With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
14:10-11
Quote
But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.
And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?
16:20
Quote
And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
23
Quote
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
44
Quote
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
1 Sam 9:15
Quote
Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,
1 Kng 19:15
Quote
And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:
Mt 3:17
Quote
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

No
Jn 5:37
Quote
And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.


31. Can God be tempted?
Yes

Dt 6:16
Quote
Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
Mal 3:15
Quote
And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
Mt 4:7
Quote
And Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy God.
Lk 4:12
Quote
And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy God.  
Acts 15:10
Quote
Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

No
Jas 1:13
Quote
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:


32. Has God ever tempted anyone?
Yes

Gen 22:1
Quote
And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

No
Jas 1:13
Quote
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.


33. Does God destroy both the righteous and the wicked?
Yes

Job 9:22
Quote
This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.
Ecc 7:15
Quote
All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.
Ezk 21:3
Quote
And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

No
Ezk 18:8-9
Quote
He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgement between man and man,
Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgements, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the LORD God.
19-20
Quote
Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
33:18-19
Quote
When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.


34. Can only God work wonders?
Yes

Ps 136:4
Quote
To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth forever.

No
2 Ths 2:9
Quote
Even him, whose coming is after the work of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,


35. Does God dwell in Heaven?
Yes

Ps 123:1
Quote
Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
Ecc 5:2
Quote
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

No
2 Kng 19:15
Quote
And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
Ps 9:11
Quote
Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
76:2
Quote
In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.
Joel 3:17
Quote
So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her anymore.
21
Quote
For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.


36. Does God dwell in temples?
Yes

1 Kng 8:13
Quote
I have surely built thee a house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide forever.
2 Chron 6:2
Quote
But I have built an habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling forever.

No
Acts 7:48-49
Quote
Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the LORD: or what is the place of my rest?
17:24
Quote
God that made the world and all the things therein, seeing that he is the LORD of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;


37. Does God dwell in light?
Yes

1 Tim 6:16
Quote
Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

No
1 Kng 8:12
Quote
Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
2 Chr 6:1
Quote
Then said Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Ps 18:11
Quote
He made darkness his secret place; his pavillion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
97:2
Quote
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgement are the habitation of his throne.


38. Can God be jealous?
Yes

Ex 20:5
Quote
Thou shalt not bow thyself down to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.
34:14
Quote
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

No
Pr 6:34
Quote
For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.


39. Does God have a body?
Yes

Gen 3:8 (voice)
Quote
And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Job 37:2-5 (voice)
Quote
Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.
He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightnings unto the ends of the earth.
After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
God thundereth marvelously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
Ex 15:8 (nostrils)
Quote
And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
33:23 (hand and backparts)
Quote
And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my backparts: but my face shall not be seen.
Dt 8:3 (mouth)
Quote
And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Job 37:2 (mouth)
Quote
Hear attentatively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.
Deut 23:12-14 (walks)
Quote
Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:
And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shall turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:
For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.
2 Chr 6:40 (eyes and ears)
Quote
Now, my God, let, I beseach thee, thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
Job 37:1 (heart)
Quote
At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.
Isa 1:20 (mouth)
Quote
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Ps 18:9 (feet)
Quote
He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
36:7 (Wings)
Quote
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
Isa 7:20 (shaves)
Quote
In the same day shall the LORD shave with a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.
Jer 27:5 (arm)
Quote
I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.

No
Lk 24:39
Quote
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have
Jn 4:24
Quote
God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.


40. Does God have only one son?
Yes

Jn 3:16
Quote
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
18
Quote
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
1 Jn 4:9
Quote
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

No
Gen 6:2
Quote
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
4
Quote
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Job 1:6
Quote
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
2:1
Quote
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
38:7
Quote
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?


41. Does God rule on earth?
Yes

Gen 14:19
Quote
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
22
Quote
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand to the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
1 Cor 8:4
Quote
As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.
6
Quote
But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and on Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

No
2 Cor 4:4
Quote
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.


42. Does God sanction the spilling of innocent blood?
Yes

Dt 32:25
Quote
The sword without, and the terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
1 Sam 6:19
Quote
And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten the people with a great slaughter.
15:3
Quote
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
2 Sam 6:6-7
Quote
And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
Ezk 9:5-6
Quote
And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men that were before the house.
 
No
2 Kng 24:4
Quote
And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

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Well, that's all of the theological contradictions I've got for now. If anyone has any more, or any comments, please feel free to add or comment.
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Biblical Contradictions - by category
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2006, 01:24:25 PM »
Jesus contradictions



43. Is Jesus God?
Yes

Jn 1:1
Quote
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
14
Quote
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
8:58
Quote
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
10:30
Quote
I and my Father are one.
38
Quote
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
20:28
Quote
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Phil 2:6
Quote
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Col 2:8-9
Quote
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world and not after Christ.
For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
Tit 2:13
Quote
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Heb 1:8
Quote
But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom.
Rev 1:17
Quote
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. and he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last.
22:13
Quote
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

No Mt 19:17
Quote
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt ener into life, keep the commandments.
Jn 8:40
Quote
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
14:28
Quote
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
Acts 17:31
Quote
Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
1 Cor 11:3
Quote
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Col 3:1
Quote
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
1 Tim 2:5
Quote
For there is one God, and on mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.


44. Did Jesus know everthing?
Yes

Jn 16:30
Quote
Now we are sure that thou knowest all things, and needeth not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
21:17
Quote
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Col 2:2-3
Quote
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all the riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.


No
Mt 24:36
Quote
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Mk 13:32
Quote
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.


45. Is Jesus' witness of himself true?
Yes

Jn 8:14
Quote
Jesus answered and said unto him, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell hence I come, and whither I go.

No
Jn 5:31
Quote
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.


46. Was Jesus the Lord of all?
Yes

Acts 10:36
Quote
The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

No
Jn 14:30
Quote
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
2 Cor 4:4
Quote
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.


47. Does Jesus judge people?
Yes

Jn 5:22
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For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgement unto the Son:
27
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And hath given him authority to execute judgement also, because he is the Son of man.
Acts 10:42
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And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the judge of the quick and the dead.
2 Cor 5:10
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For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good ar bad.

No
Jn 8:15
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Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
12:47
Quote
And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.


48. Was Jesus a lamb or a lion?
Lamb

Jn 1:36
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And looking upon Jesus as he walked, ha saith, Behold, the Lamb of God!

Lion
Rev 5:5
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And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.


49. Did Jesus have all power?
Yes

Mt 28:18
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And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

No
Mt 20:23
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And he said unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptised with the baptism that I am baptised with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
Mk 6:5
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And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
2 Ths 2:9
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Even him, whose working is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.


50. Was Jesus greater than Solomon?
Yes

Mt 12:42
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The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgement with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
Lk 11:31
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The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgement with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
Col 2:2-3
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That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
In whom are are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

No
1 Kng 3:12
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Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.


51. Was Jesus descended from Solomon?
Yes

Mt 1:6
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And Jesse begat David the king; David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

No
Lk 3:31
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Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,


52. Was Jesus the first to rise from the dead?
Yes

Acts 26:23
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That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first to rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

No
1 Sam 28:11-14
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Then said the woman, who shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.
And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul.
And the king said unto her, Be nor afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.
And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, And old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.
1 Kng 17:22
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And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
2 Kng 4:32-35
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And when Elishah was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.
He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.
And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.
Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
13:21
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And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood upon his feet.
Mt 9:23-25
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And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
Lk 7:12-15
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Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
9:30
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And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias.
Jn 11:43-44
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And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him and let him go.


53. Did Jesus come to bring peace?
Yes

Lk 2:14
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Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Jn 14:27
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Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Acts 10:36
Quote
The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

No
Mt 10:34
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Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Lk 12:51
Quote
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay: but rather division:
22:36
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Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.


54. Were Jesus's signs and wonders proof of his divine authority?
Yes

Acts 2:22
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Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know:
 Rom 15:18-19
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For I will not dare speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

No
Mt 24:24
Quote
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mk 13:21-22
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And then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.


55. Was the Messiah expected to be "comely"?
Yes

Ps 45:2 (all three of these verses have stars, meaning they're supposed to be about Jesus)
Quote
Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee forever.

No
Isa 52:14
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As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
53:2
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For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.


56. Was the Messiah to be exalted?
Yes

Isa 52:13 (both these verses have stars, meaning they're supposed to be about Jesus)
Quote
Bebold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.

No Isa 53:3
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He is despised and rejectedof men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.


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This concludes my stock of Jesus contradictions. Feel free to add any others you might come across, or comment on them.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2006, 01:29:51 PM »
Behavioural contradictions



57. Should we fear God?
Yes

Lev 25:17
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Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God.
Dt 6:2
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That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
13
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Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
24
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And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
10:12
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And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all they heart and with all thy soul,
20
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Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
31:12-13
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Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
Josh 4:24
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That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God forever.
1 Sam 12:14
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If ye will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then shall both ye and the king that reigneth over you continue following the LORD your God.
2 Kng 17:39
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But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.
Ps 2:11
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Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
33:8
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Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the earth stand in awe of him.
96:4
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For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all the gods.
115:13
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He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.
128:1
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Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.
147:11
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The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
Pr 24:21
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My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change.
Ecc 12:13
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Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear god, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Jer 5:22
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Fear thou not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves therof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
Mt 10:28
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And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Lk 1:50
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And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
12:5
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But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, fear him.
2 Cor 7:1
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Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
 Eph 5:21
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Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Col 3:22
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Servants, obey your masters in all things according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing god.
Heb 10:31
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It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
1 Pet 2:17
Quote
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
Rev 14:7
Quote
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgement is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountain of waters.
No
2 Tim 1:7
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For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
1 Jn 4:18
Quote
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

58. Should we serve only God?
Yes

1 Sam 7:3
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And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away all the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.
Mt 4:10
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Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
23:10
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Neither be ye called master: for one is your master, even Christ.
No
Eph 6:5
Quote
Servants, be ye obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as in Christ;
Col 3:18
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Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
20
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Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
22
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Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God.
Tit 2:9
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Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again.
3:1
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Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work.
1 Pet 2:18
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Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

59. Should we believe everything?
Yes

1 Cor 13:7
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Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
No:
Pr 14:15
Quote
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
1 Ths 5:21
Quote
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

60. Is it good to be childish?
Yes

Mt 18:3
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And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
19:14
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But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Mk 10:15
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Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter heaven.
Lk 18:17
Quote
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
No
1 Cor 13:11
Quote
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
14:20
Quote
Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
Eph 4:14
Quote
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to decieve;

61. Should we rejoice when our enemies suffer?
Yes

Ps 58:10
Quote
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
No
Pr 24:17
Quote
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth.

62. Should we love our enemies?
Yes

Mt 5:44
Quote
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
Lk 6:35
Quote
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
No
Ps 35:6
Quote
Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.
8
Quote
Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.
55:15
Quote
Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
58:6-7
Quote
Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in peices.
69:22-28
Quote
Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.
Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
83:9-10
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Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
14-17
Quote
As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish.
109:6-15
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Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favor his fatherless children.
Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD.
Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
Lam 1:21-22
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They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me.
Let all their wickedness come before thee; and do unto them, as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions: for my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.
3:64-66
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Render unto them a recompense, O LORD, according to the work of their hands.
Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.
Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.

63. Should we be concerned with material things?
Yes

1 Tim 5:8
Quote
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
No
Mt 6:28-34
Quote
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Therefore, take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithall shall we be clothed?
(For all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteous; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

64. Is money good?
Yes

Ps 112:1-3
Quote
Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth forever.
Ecc 10:19
Quote
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
No
Mt 6:19
Quote
Lay not up for youselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
1 Tim 6:10
Quote
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

65. Is it good to be happy?
Yes

Pr 17:22
Quote
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Ecc 8:15
Quote
Then I commend mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
No
Ecc 7:3-4
Quote
Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
Lk 6:25
Quote
Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

66. Is it OK to kill?
Yes

Ex 32:27
Quote
And he said unto them,  Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.
Num 15:35
Quote
And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.
1 Sam 15:2-3
Quote
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did unto Israel,  how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
No
Ex 20:13
Quote
Thou shalt not kill.
Dt 5:17
Quote
Thou shalt not kill.

67. Is it wrong to lie?
Yes

Ex 20:16
Quote
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Dt 5:20
Quote
Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Pr 12:22
Quote
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
Eph 4:25
Quote
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members of one another.
Rev 21:8
Quote
Burn the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolators, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
No
Ex 1:18-20
Quote
And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
And the midwives said unto Pharoah, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives are come in unto them.
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and became very mighty.
Jos 2:4-6
Quote
And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:
And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: wither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.
But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.
1 Kng 22:21-22
Quote
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.
And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth and do so.
Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.
2 Kng 8:10
Quote
And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the LORD hath shewn me that he shall surely die.
 Jn 7:8-10
Quote
Go ye up unto this feast: I go not yet up unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.
When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
But when his brethren were gone up, then he went also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
18:20 (with Mt 13:10-11; Mk 4:11-12)
Quote
Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
Quote
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Quote
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
Rom 3:7
Quote
For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
2 Cor 12:16
Quote
But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.
Jas 2:25
Quote
Likewise also, was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? [Joshua 2:4-6]

68. Is incest forbidden?
Yes

Lev 18:9
Quote
The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
11
Quote
The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
20:17
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And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
Dt 27:22
Quote
Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
No:
Gen 20:12
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And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
SongSol 4:9-12
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Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.
How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is as the smell of Lebananon.
A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

69. Is it OK to have sex with your father's sister?
Yes

Ex 6:20
Quote
And Amram took Jochabed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.
No
Lev 18:12
Quote
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.
20:19
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And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor of thy father's sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity.

70. Is adultery OK?
Yes

Num 31:18
Quote
But all the women children that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for youselves.
Hos 1:2-3
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The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.
So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.
3:1
Quote
Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who took to other gods, and love flagons of wine.
No
Ex 20:14
Quote
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Dt 5:18
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Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
Heb 13:4
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Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

71. Is marriage a good thing?
Yes

Gen 2:18
Quote
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Pr 18:22
Quote
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the LORD.
No
1 Cor 7:1
Quote
Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
7-8
Quote
For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one afer this manner, another after that.
I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

72. Should we obey human as well as divine law?
Yes

Rom 13:1-2
Quote
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
1 Pet 2:13-14
Quote
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
No
Acts 5:29
Quote
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

73. Should we obey the Old Testament Law?
Yes

Lev 23:14
Quote
And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
21
Quote
And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout you generations.
31
Quote
Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
Mt 5:17-19
Quote
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
For verily I say unto 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, 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.
Lk 16:17
Quote
And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
Jn 7:19
Quote
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
No
Rom 7:4-6
Quote
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
Eph 2:15
Quote
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

74. Are those who obey the Law cursed?
Yes

Gal 3:10
Quote
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
No
Dt 27:26
Quote
Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

75. Is it OK to drink alcohol?
Yes

Jdg 9:13
Quote
And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
Ps 104:15
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And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
Pr 31:6-7
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Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
Jn 2:3-10
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And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
His mother saith unto the servants,Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the water pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
When the ruler of the feast tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
1 Tim 5:23
Quote
Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine oft infirmities.
No
Pr 20:1
Quote
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

76. Should baptism be performed in Jesus' name only?
Yes

Acts 2:38
Quote
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
8:16
Quote
(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
19:5
Quote
When they had heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
No
Mt 28:19
Quote
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2006, 01:40:19 PM »
77. Should every man bear his own burden?
Yes

Gal 6:5
Quote
For every man shall bear his own burden.
No
Gal 6:2
Quote
Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

78. Is it OK to call anyone (other than God) "father"?
Yes

Ex 20:12
Quote
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
Dt 5:16
Quote
Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
2 Kng 2:12
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And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
Eph 6:2
Quote
Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise.
No
Mt 23:9
Quote
And call no man father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

79. Should we look for signs in the heavens?
Yes

Lk 21:11
Quote
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
No
Jer 10:2
Quote
Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
Mt 12:39
Quote
But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

80. Should we judge others?
Yes

Lev 19:15
Quote
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgement: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.
Jn 7:24
Quote
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement.
1 Cor 2:15
Quote
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
5:12-13
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For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do ye not judge them that are within?
But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from yourselves that wicked person.
6:2-3
Quote
Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

No
Mt 7:1
Quote
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Lk 6:37
Quote
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.

81. Is wealth a sign of righteousness?
Yes

Ps 37:25
Quote
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
112:1-3
Quote
Praise ye the LORD. blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: and his righteousness endureth forever.
Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth forever.
Pr 15:6
Quote
In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
No
Lk 6:24
Quote
But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
Jas 5:1
Quote
Got to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

82. Should we honor our parents?
Yes

Ex 20:12
Quote
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Dt 5:16
Quote
Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it might go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Mat 19:19
Quote
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
No
Mt 12:47-48
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Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
But he answered and siad unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
19:29
Quote
And every one that forsaketh houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Mk 3:32-33
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And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?
Lk 9:59-60
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And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
14:26
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If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

83. Do Christians know how to pray?
Yes

Mt 6:9-13
Quote
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
No
Rom 8:26
Quote
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

84. Should Christians pray in public?
Yes

1 Tim 2:8
Quote
I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
No
Mt 6:5-6
Quote
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

85. Should the gospel be preached to everyone?
Yes

Mt 28:19
Quote
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Mk 16:15
Quote
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Acts 8:25
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And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.
15:3
Quote
And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.
22:21
Quote
And he said unto me, Depart, for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.
28:28
Quote
Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.
No
Mt 10:5-6
Quote
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not.
15:24
Quote
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Acts 16:6
Quote
Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia.

86. Should we try to please others?
Yes

Rom 15:2
Quote
Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.
1 Cor 10:33
Quote
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
No
Gal 1:10
Quote
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

87. Should we resist evil?
Yes

Ex 21:23-25
Quote
And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
No
Mt 5:39-41
Quote
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Lk 6:30
Quote
Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

88. Should we practice usury?
Yes

Dt 23:20
Quote
Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thy hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Mt 25:27
Quote
Thou oughtest to to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received my own with usury.
Lk 19:23
Quote
Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have require my own with usury?
No
Ex 22:25
Quote
And if thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
Lev 25:36
Quote
Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.

89. Should we answer a fool according to his folly?
Yes

Pr 26:5
Quote
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
No
Pr 26:4
Quote
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

90. Is circumcision required?
Yes

Gen 17:10
Quote
This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; every man child among you shall be circumcised.
No
Gal 5:2-4
Quote
Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
For I testify again to every man who is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

91. Is it OK to eat any kind of animal?
Yes

Gen 9:3
Quote
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Acts 10:9-13
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On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill and eat.
Rom 14:2-3
Quote
For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him that eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
14
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I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
1 Cor 10:25
Quote
Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no questions for concience sake.
1 Tim 4:1-3
Quote
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their concience seared with a hot iron;
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
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Lev 11:2-4
Quote
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
Nevertheless these shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
Dt 14:7-8
Quote
Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divideth the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.

97. Should we love our brother?
Yes

1 Jn 4:20-21
Quote
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
And this commandment we have from him, That he who loveth God loveth his brother also.
No
Lk 14:26
Quote
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

98. Is it necessary to observe the sabbath?
Yes

Ex 20:8
Quote
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
31:13-15
Quote
Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
35:2
Quote
Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
Numbers 15:32-36
Quote
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.
And they that found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation.
And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him.
And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.
And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Dt 5:12
Quote
Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
Isa 56:2
Quote
Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
No
Isa 1:13
Quote
Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
Mt 12:2
Quote
But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
Jn 5:16
Quote
And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
Rom 14:5
Quote
One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
Col 2:16
Quote
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.

99. Should we let others see our good works?
Yes

Mt 5:16
Quote
Let your light so shine before men , that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
No
Mt 6:1
Quote
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

100. Should we castrate ourselves?
Yes

Mt 19:12
Quote
For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
No
Dt 23:1
Quote
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

101. Is it wrong to steal?
Yes

Ex 20:15
Quote
Thou shalt not steal.
Lev 19:11
Quote
Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
13
Quote
Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither rob him; the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.
Dt 5:19
Quote
Neither shalt thou steal.
Ps 37:21
Quote
The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous showeth mercy, and giveth.
1 Ths 4:6
Quote
That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
No
Ex 3:22
Quote
But every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.
12:35-36
Quote
And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
Dt 23:24-25
Quote
When thou comest into thy neighbor's vinyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel.
When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbor, then thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighbor's standing corn.
Ezk 39:10
Quote
So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any of the forrests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the LORD God.

102. Are we allowed to eat some flying creeping things?
Yes

Lev 11:21-23
Quote
Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;
Even these of them may ye eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.
But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.
No
Deut. 14:19
Quote
And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.
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Biblical Contradictions - by category
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2006, 02:33:06 PM »
Doctrinal contradictions



103. Will those who call on the name of the Lord be delivered?
Yes

Joel 2:32
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And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverence, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
Acts 2:21
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And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Rom 10:13
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For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

No
Jer 14:12
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When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offerings and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
Ezk 8:18
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Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
Mic 3:4
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Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.
Mt 7:21
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Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.


104. Is there to be a resurrection from the dead?
Yes

1 Cor 15:16
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For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised.
52
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In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
55
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O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Rev 20:12-13
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And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell gave up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

No
Job 7:9
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As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away, he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.
Ps 6:5
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For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
Ecc 3:19
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For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
9:5
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For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
10
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Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
Isa 26:14
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They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.
38:18
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For the grave cannot praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.


105. Is Satan free to roam?
Yes

Job 1:7
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And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
2:2
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And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
1 Pet 5:8
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Be sober, be vigilent; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

No
2 Pet 2:4
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For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgement;
Jude 6
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And the angels which kept not their first estated, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day.


106. Must everyone die?
Yes

Rom 5:12
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Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin: and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Heb 9:27
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And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement:

No
Jn 8:51
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Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
11:26
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And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Heb 7:1-3
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For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also king of Salem, which is, King of peace;
Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
11:5
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By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.


107. Will the earth last forever?
Yes

Dt 4:40
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Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, forever.
Ps 37:29
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The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein forever.
78:69
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And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established forever.
104:5
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Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed forever.
Ecc 1:4
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One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth forever.

No
Ps 102:25-26
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Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and thy heavens are the work of thy hands.
They shall perish, but thou shall endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
Isa 65:17
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For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come to mind.
Mt 5:18
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For verily I say unto thee, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
24:35
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Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Mk 13:31
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Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Lk 21:33
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Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Heb 1:10-11
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And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
2 Pet 3:10
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But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
13
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Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Rev 21:1
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And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.


108. Has anyone ever ascended to heaven?
Yes

Gen 5:24
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And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
2 Kng 2:11
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And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
Heb 11:5
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By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

No
Jn 3:13
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And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the son of man which is in heaven.


109. Is everyone descended from Adam and Eve?
Yes

Gen 3:20
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And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

No
Heb 7:1-3
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For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of rghteousness, and after that also king of Salem, which is, King of peace;
Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.


110. Do evildoers prosper?
Yes

Job 12:6
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The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
Ps 73:3-7
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For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
12
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Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
Jer 12:1
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Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgements: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?

No
Ps 34:21
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Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.


111. Is it possible to fall from Grace?
Yes

Heb 6:4-6
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For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
If they shall fall away, to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
2 Pet 2:20-21
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For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment deliverd unto them.

No
Jn 10:28
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And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Rom 8:38-39
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For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our lord.


112. Three different sets of 10 Commandments:
A)
Ex 20:3-17
1.
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Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

2.
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Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters under the earth: Thou shalt not bow thyself down to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
3.
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Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
4.
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Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor the stranger that is within thy gates:
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
5.
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Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
6.
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Thou shalt not kill.
7.
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Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8.
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Thou shalt not steal.
9.
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Thy shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10.
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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.

B) Dt. 5:7-21
1.
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Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

2.
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Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

3.
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Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who taketh his name in vain.

4.
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Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work:
But the seventh day is tha sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

5.
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Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

6.
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Thou shalt not kill.

7.
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Neither shalt thou commit adultery.

8.
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Nither shalt thou steal.

9.
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Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.

10.
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Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is thy neighbor's.

C) Ex 34:17-26
1.
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For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee and thou eat of his sacrifice;
And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

2.
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Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

3.
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The feast of unleavend bread shalt thou keep. Seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month of Abib camest thou out of Egypt.

4.
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All that openeth the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male.
But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before me empty.

5.
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Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earning time and in harvest thou shalt rest.

6.
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And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.

7.
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Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the LORD God, the God of Israel.
For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God thrice in the year.

8.
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Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto morning.

9.
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The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God.

10.
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Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.


This is the only place in the Bible where a set of commandments are actually labeled as "the ten commandments":

27-28
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And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.
And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.


113. Is salvation by faith alone?
Yes

Mk 16:16
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He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
 Jn 3:18
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He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.
36
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He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Acts 16:30-31
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And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
And they said, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Rom 1:16-17
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For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
3:20
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Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
4:2
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For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
13
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For the promise that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
5:1
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Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Gal 2:16
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Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Eph 2:8-9
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For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Tit 3:5
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Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

No
Ps 62:12
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Also unto thee O LORD, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.
Jer 17:10
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I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give to every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Mt 12:37
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For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
16:27
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For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
19:17
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And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.


114. Will the righteous flourish?
Yes

Ps 92:12
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The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

No:

Isa 57:1
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The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil.


115. Are we punished for the sins of others?
Yes

Gen 9:20-25
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And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vinyard:
And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
[note: Canaan was the son of Ham, and innocent]Ex 20:5
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Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.
34:7
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Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
Dt 5:9
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Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.
28:18
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Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, and the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
2Sam 12:14
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Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.
21:6-9
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Let seven men of his sons be delivered to us, and we will hang them up unto the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, whom the LORD did choose. And the king said, I will give them.
But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the LORD's oath that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.
But the king took the two sons of Rizpah and the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzilai the Meholathite:
And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the LORD: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.
1 Kng 2:33
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Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his seed forever: but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace forever from the LORD.
21:29
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Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.
2 Kng 5:27
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The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed forever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.
Isa 14:21
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Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
32:18
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Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name.

No
Dt 24:16
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The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
Jer 31:29-30
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In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge. But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
Ezk 18:20
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The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.


116. Is anything new?
Yes

Isa 48:6-7
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Thou hast heard, see all this; and will ye not declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.
They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.
Isa 65:17
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For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Jer 31:22
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How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
2 Pet 3:13
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Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Rev 21:1
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And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

No
Ecc 1:9
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The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.


117. If God likes you, will everyone else like you too?
Yes

Pr 16:7
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When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

No
2 Tim 3:12
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Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
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Biblical Contradictions - by category
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2006, 02:42:56 PM »
118. Has there ever been a just or righteous or perfect person?
Yes

Gen 6:9
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These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
7:1
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And the LORD said to Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
1 Kng 15:14
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But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.
2 Chr 15:17
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But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.
Job 1:1
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There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
8
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And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and upright man, one that feareth God and escheweth evil?
2:3
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And the LORD said unto Satan, hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
Lk 1:6
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And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
2:25
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And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
2 Pet 2:7-8
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And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
1 Jn 3:6
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Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
9
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Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
5:18
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We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

No
1 Kng 8:46
Quote
If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;
2 Chr 6:36
Quote
If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far off or near;
Ps 14:3
Quote
They are all gone aside, they are altogether become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
53:3
Quote
Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Pr 20:9
Quote
Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

119. Did God raise Jesus from the dead?
Yes

Acts 2:32
Quote
This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Gal 1:1
Quote
Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
No
Jn 2:19-21
Quote
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
But he spake of the temple of his body.

120. Is all scripture inspired by God?
Yes

2 Tim 3:16
Quote
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
No
1 Cor 7:12
Quote
But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: if any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
25
Quote
Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgement, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

121. Do bad things happen to good people?
Yes
[/b]
Hab 1:4
Quote
Therefore the law is slacked, and judgement doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgement proceedeth.
13
Quote
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdtest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
Heb 12:6
Quote
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
No
Pr 12:21
Quote
There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
19:23
Quote
The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
1 Pet 3:13
Quote
And who is he that will harm you, if ye be folowers of that which is good?

122. Is there an unforgivable sin?
Yes
[/b]
Mt 12:31-32
Quote
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Mk 3:29
Quote
But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
Lk 12:10
Quote
And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
No
Acts 13:39
Quote
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

123. Do Christians sin?
Yes:

1 Kng 8:46
Quote
If they sin against thee (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;
2 Chr 6:36
Quote
If they sin against thee (for there is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far off or near;
Pr 20:9
Quote
Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
Ecc 7:20
Quote
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Rom 3:23
Quote
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
1 Jn 1:8
Quote
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
10
Quote
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
No
1 Jn 3:6
Quote
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
9
Quote
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
5:18
Quote
We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

124. Do the wicked live long?
Yes

Job 21:7
Quote
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
No
Ps 55:23
Quote
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
Pr 10:27
Quote
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
Ecc 8:13
Quote
But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

125. Is wisdom a good thing?
Yes

Job 28:18
Quote
No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies
Pr 4:7
Quote
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
No
Ecc 1:18
Quote
For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
Isaiah 29:14
Quote
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
1 Cor 1:19
Quote
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

126. Does wisdom make people happy?
Yes

Pr 3:13
Quote
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
No
Ecc 1:18
Quote
For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

127. Are those who aren't against Jesus for him?
Yes

Mk 9:40
Quote
For he that is not against us is on our part.
Lk 9:50
Quote
And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
No
Mt 12:30
Quote
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth  not with me scattereth abroad.
Lk 11:23
Quote
He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

128. Is man a worm and a beast?
Yes

Job 25:6
Quote
How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?
Ecc 3:18-20
Quote
I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

No
Ps 8:5-6
Quote
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hath crowned him with glory and honour.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.

129. Is the earth supported?
Yes

1 Sam 2:8
Quote
He raised up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to wet them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and he hath set the world upon them.
2 Sam 22:16
Quote
And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
Ps 18:15
Quote
Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
Job 38:4
Quote
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
No
Job 26:7
Quote
He stretched out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

130. Is the Christian yoke easy?
Yes

Pr 16:7
Quote
When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Mt 11:30
Quote
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
No
2 Tim 3:12
Quote
Yea, and all that shall live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Heb 12:6
Quote
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

131. Are we condemned for not believing?
Yes

Jn 3:18
Quote
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
No
Jn 12:47
Quote
And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

132. Does the Devil keep people from believing?
Yes

Lk 8:12
Quote
Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
2 Cor 4:4
Quote
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
No
Mk 4:11-12
Quote
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand: lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
2 Ths 2:11-12
Quote
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

133. Does Satan ever tell the truth?
Yes

Gen 3:4-7
Quote
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
For God doth know that in the day that thou eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave aslo unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
22
Quote
And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:
No
Jn 8:44
Quote
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
[note: this assumes that the serpent in the Garden was Satan, which may not be the case.]

134. Can we choose to be saved?
Yes

Mk 16:16
Quote
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Acts 2:21
Quote
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
16:30-31
Quote
And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
And they said, believe on the lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Rom 10:9
Quote
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
No
Jn 6:44
Quote
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Rom 8:29-30
Quote
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Eph 1:4-5
Quote
According as he hath chosen us before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Having predestined us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
11
Quote
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will;
2 Ths 2:13
Quote
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath chosen you from the beginning to salvation through the sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

135. Is the earth part of God's domain?
Yes

Gen 14:19
Quote
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
22
Quote
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth,
1 Cor 8:4
Quote
As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.
10:26
Quote
For the earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof.
No
Jn 12:31
Quote
Now is the judgement of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
2 Cor 4:4
Quote
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of god, should shine unto them.

136. Did God the Father send the Holy Ghost?
Yes

Jn 14:16
Quote
And I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;
26
Quote
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
No
Jn 15:26
Quote
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

137. Will the unrighteous enter the kingdom of heaven?
Yes

Jn 21:31
Quote
Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots will go into the kingdom of God before you.
No
1 Cor 6:9-10
Quote
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not decieved: neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2006, 02:55:59 PM »
Numerical contradictions



138. Did 454 of Adin's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:15
Quote
The children of Adin, four hundred fifty and four.

No
Neh 7:20
Quote
The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five.


139. Did 666 of Adonikam's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:13
Quote
The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six.

No
Neh 7:18
Quote
The children of Adonikam, six hundred threescore and seven.


134. Did 775 of Arah's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:5
Quote
The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy and five.

No
Neh 7:10
Quote
The children of Arah, six hundred fifty and two.


141. Did 128 of Asaph's children return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:41
Quote
The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred twenty and eight.

No
Neh 7:44
Quote
The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred forty and eight.


142. Did 1,222 of Azgad's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:12
Quote
The children of Azgad, a thousand two hundred twenty and two.

No
Neh 7:17
Quote
The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty and two.


143. Did 642 of Bani's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:10
Quote
The children of Bani, six hundred forty and two.

No
Neh 7:15
Quote
The children of Binui, six hundred forty and eight.

[note: margin for Neh 7:15 say, "Or Bani"]

144. Did 623 of Bebai's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:11
Quote
The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and three.

No
Neh 7:16
Quote
The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and eight.


145. Did 179 of Bethlehem and Netophah's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:21-22
Quote
The children of Bethlehem, an hundred twenty and three.
The men of Netophah, fifty and six.

[note: 123+56=179]
No
Neh 7:26
Quote
The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, an hundred fourscore and eight.


146. Did 323 of Bezai's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:17
Quote
The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and three.

No
Neh 7:23
Quote
The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and four.


147. Did 2,056 of Bigvai's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:14
Quote
The children of Bigvai, two thousand fifty and six.

No
Neh 7:19
Quote
The children of Bigvai, two thousand threescore and seven.


148. Did 652 of Delaiah's, Tobaiah's, and Nekoda's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:60
Quote
The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobaiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred fifty and two.

No
Neh 7:62
Quote
The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobaiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred forty and two.


149. Did 725 of Lod's, Hadid's and Ono's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:33
Quote
The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and five.

No
Neh 7:37
Quote
The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and one.


150. Did 2,812 of Pahathmoab's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:6
Quote
The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve.

No
Neh 7:11
Quote
The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and eighteen.


151. Did 139 of the porter's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:42
Quote
The children of the porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, in all an hundred thirty and nine.

No
Neh 7:45
Quote
The porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, an hundred thirty and eight.


152. Did 3,630 of Senaah's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:35
Quote
The children of Senaah, three thousand and six hundred and thirty.

No
Neh 7:38
Quote
The children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.


153. Did 200 singers return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:65
Quote
Besides the servants and their maids, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and there were among them two hundred singing men and singing women.

No
Neh 7:67
Quote
Beside their manservants and their maidservants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and they had two hundred forty and five singing men and singing women.


154. Did 945 of Zattu's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ezr 2:8
Quote
The children of Zattu, nine hundred forty and five.

No
Neh 7:13
Quote
The children of Zattu, eight hundred forty and five.


155. Did 223 of Hashum's offspring return from Babylon?
Yes

Ez 2:19
Quote
The children of Hashum, two hundred twenty and three.

No
Neh 7:22
Quote
The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and eight.


156. Did 223 of Bethel and Ai's men return from Babylon?
Yes
Ez 2:28
Quote
The men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred twenty and three.

No
Neh 7:32
Quote
The men of Bethel and Ai, an hundred twenty and three.



157. Did Abraham have more than one son?
Yes

Gen 16:5
Quote
And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.
21:2-3
Quote
For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
25:1-2
Quote
Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

No
Gen 22:2
Quote
And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell the of.
Heb 11:17
Quote
By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that received the promised offered up his only begotten son.


158. Did Absalom have 3 sons?
Yes

2 Sam 14:27
Quote
And unto Absolom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.

No
2 Sam 18:18
Quote
Now Absolom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.


159. Did Michal have 5 sons?
Yes

2 Sam 21:8
Quote
But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzilai the Meholathite:

No
2 Sam 6:23
Quote
Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.


160. Were there 70 people in Jacob's family when they came into Egypt?
Yes

Gen 46:27
Quote
And the sons of Joseph, which were born in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.
Ex 1:5
Quote
And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

No
Acts 7:14
Quote
Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.


161. Was David Jesse's 7th son?
Yes

1 Chr 2:13-15
Quote
And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimma the third,
Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:

No
1 Sam 16:10-13
Quote
Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel, And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.


162. Did Ahaziah's reign begin in Joram's 11th year?
Yes

2 Kng 9:29
Quote
And in the eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah.

No
2 Kng 8:25
Quote
In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign.


163. Did Ahaziah's reign begin when he was 22 years old?
Yes

2 Kng 8:26
Quote
Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Athaliah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel.

No
2 Chr 22:2
Quote
Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.


164. Did Baasha die in Asa's 26th year?
Yes

1 Kng 16:6-8
Quote
So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah: and Elah his son reigned in his stead.
And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of the LORD against Baasha, and against his house, even for all the evil he did in the sight of the LORD, in provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he killed him.
In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years.

No
2 Chr 16:1
Quote
In the six and thirtieth year of Asa Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
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165. Did Jehoahaz reign for 17 years?
Yes

2 Kng 13:1
Quote
In the three and twentieth year of Joash the son of Ahaziah king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years.
No
2 Kng 13:9-10
Quote
And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria: and Joash his son reigned in his stead.
In the thirty and seventh year of Joash king of Judah began Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned sixteen years.
[note: if Jehoahaz began to reign in the 23rd year of Joash, and he reigned for 17 years, then he would have reigned until the 40th year of Joash; but following his death, his son Jehoash began to reign in the 37th year of Joash, which means that Jehoahaz reigned for only 14 years.]


166. Was Jehoiachin 18 years old when he began to reign?
Yes

2 Kng 24:8
Quote
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. and his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
No
2 Chr 36:9
Quote
Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.

167. Did Jehoiachin reign for more than 3 months?
Yes

2 Chr 36:9
Quote
Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.
No
2 Kng 24:8
Quote
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.

168. Did Omri reign for 12 years?
Yes

1 Kng 16:23
Quote
And in the thirty and first year of Asa king of Judah began Omri to reign over Israel, twelve years: six years reigned he in Tirzah.
No
1 Kng 16:28-29
Quote
So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.
And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years.
[note: if Omri began to reign in Asa's 31st year, and he reigned for 12 years, then he would have reigned until the 43rd year of Asa; but following his death, his son Ahab began to reign in Asa's 38th year, which means that Omri reigned for only 7 years.]

169. Did Jotham reign for 20 years?
Yes

2 Kng 15:30
Quote
And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son Uzziah.
No
2 kng 15:32-33
Quote
In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah king of Israel began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign.
Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.

170. Did Nebuchadnezzar come to Jerusalem in the 3rd year of Jehoiakim's reign?
Yes

Dan 1:1
Quote
In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
No
Jer 25:1
Quote
The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon;
[note: if Nebuchadnezzar's first year occurred during Jehoiakim's fourth year, then he could not have besieged Jerusalem in Jehoiakim's third year.]

171. Did the earth dry after the Flood in the 1st day of the 1st month?
Yes

Gen 8:13
Quote
And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
No
Gen 8:14
Quote
And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

172. Did the Ark come to rest on the 17th day of the 7th month?
Yes

Gen 8:4
Quote
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
No
Gen 8:5
Quote
And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
[note: if the tops of the mountains weren't seen until the tenth month, then the ark could not have come to rest in the seventh month.]

173. Did Noah take into the Ark only 2 of each kind of animal?
Yes

Gen 6:19
Quote
And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
7:8-9
Quote
Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of everything that creepeth upon the earth,
There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
15
Quote
And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
No
Gen 7:2-3
Quote
Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
The fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of the earth.

174. Did Solomon's Temple have 3000 baths?
Yes

2 Chr 4:5
Quote
And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers and lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.
No
1 Kng 7:26
Quote
And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers and lilies: it contained two thousand baths.

175. Did the Temple burn on the 7th day of the month?
Yes

2 Kng 25:8-9
Quote
And on the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:
And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt he with fire.
No
Jer 52:12-13
Quote
Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,
And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire.

176. Was the height of the chapiter 5 cubits?
Yes

Jer 52:22
Quote
And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five cubits with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto these.

No
2 Kings 25:17
Quote
The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work.

177. Were the pillars 35 cubits high?
Yes

2 Chr 3:15
Quote
And he made before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that was on the top of each of them was five cubits.
No
1 Kng 7:15
Quote
For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.

178. Were there 200 pomegranates around the chapiters?
Yes

1 Kng 7:20
Quote
And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.
No
2 Chr 3:16
Quote
And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

179. Did Solomon have 550 officers?
Yes

1 Kng 9:23
Quote
These were the chief of the officers that were over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people which wrought in the work.
No
2 Chr 8:10
Quote
And these were the chief of king Solomon's officers, even two hundred and fifty, that bare rule over the people.

180. Did Solomon have 3,600 overseers?
Yes

2 Chr 2:18
Quote
And he set three score and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and four score thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.
No
1 Kng 5:16
Quote
Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work.

181. Did David slay 7,000 charioteers?
Yes

1 Chr 19:18
Quote
But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shopach the captain of the host.
No
2 Sam 10:18
Quote
And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Shobach the captain of their host, who died there.

182. Did David slay 40,000 horsemen?
Yes

2 Sam 10:18
Quote
And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Shobach the captain of their host, who died there.
No
1 Chr 19:18
Quote
But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shobach the captain of the host.

183. Were 7 years of famine among David's choices?
Yes

2 Sam 24:13
Quote
So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.
No
1 Chr 21:11-12
Quote
Either three years' famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtake thee; or else three days the sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent me.
 

184. Did Jashobeam slay 800 at one time?
Yes

2 Sam 23:8
Quote
These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.
No
1 Chr 11:11
Quote
And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had: Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he lifted up his spear against three hundred slain by him at one time.

185. Did the people give 61,000 drams of gold?
Yes

Ezra 2:69
Quote
They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests' garments.
No
Neh 7:72
Quote
And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pound of silver, and threescore and seven priests' garments.

186. Did the people give 5,000 pounds of silver?
Yes

Ezr 2:69
Quote
They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests' garments.
No
Neh 7:72
Quote
And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pound of silver, and threescore and seven priests' garments.

187. Did the people give 100 garments?
Yes

Ezr 2:69
Quote
They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests' garments.
No
Neh 7:72
Quote
And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pound of silver, and threescore and seven priests' garments.

188. Did David take 7,000 horsemen?
Yes

1 Chr 18:4
Quote
And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them an hundred chariots.
No
2 Sam 8:4
Quote
And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.

189. Did Huram send Solomon 450 talents of gold?
Yes

2 Chr 8:18
Quote
And Huram sent him by the hads of his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
No
1 Kng 9:27-28
Quote
And Hiram sent in the nave his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.
And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

190. Did David buy the threshingfloor for 600 shekels of gold?
Yes

1 Chr 21:25
Quote
So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.
No
2 Sam 24:24
Quote
And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which dost cost me nothing. So David bought the oxen and the threshingfloo for fifty shekels of silver.

191. Did the Egyptian captivity last for 430 years?
Yes

Ex 12:40
Quote
Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
Gal 3:17
Quote
And this I say, that the covenant that was confirmed before God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
No
Gen 15:13
Quote
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.

192. Is the human lifespan 120 years?
Yes

Gen 6:3
Quote
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
No
Ps 90:10
Quote
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

193. Was Abraham 75 years old when he left Haran?
Yes

Gen 12:4
Quote
So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
No
Gen 11:26
Quote
And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
32
Quote
And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
Acts 7:2-4
Quote
And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; the God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charan,
And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.
Then came he out of the land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charan: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell.
[note: If Terah was 70 when Abram was born, then Abram would've been 135 years old when Terah died, and only after that (Acts 7:4) did he depart Haran, so he could not have been 75 years old when he left.]

194. Is unleavened bread to be eaten for 7 days during the passover?
Yes

Dt 16:3
Quote
Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day that thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.
No
Dt 16:8
Quote
Six days shalt thou eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.

195. Was the new moon sacrifice to consist of two bullocks, seven lambs and a ram?
Yes

Num 28:11
Quote
And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot.
No
Ezk 46:6
Quote
And in the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram: they shall be without blemish.

196. Was Jehoiachin released from prison on the 27th day of the month?
Yes

2 Kng 25:27
Quote
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison.
No
Jer 52:31
Quote
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison.

197. Were there 59,300 males of Simeon?
Yes

Num 1:23
Quote
Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.
No
Num 26:14
Quote
These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.

198. Were there 1,100,000 soldiers in Israel?
Yes

1 Chr 21:5
Quote
And Joab gave the sum of the number of people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.
No
2 Sam 24:9
Quote
And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.

199. Were there 500,000 soldiers in Judah?
Yes

2 Sam 24:9
Quote
And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.
No: 1 Chr 21:5
Quote
And Joab gave the sum of the number of people unto David. and all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword.

200. Did Solomon have 40,000 stalls for horses?
Yes

1 Kng 4:26
Quote
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls for horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
No
2 Chr 9:25
Quote
And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

201. Were there 7 men in the king's presence?
Yes

Jer 52:24-25
Quote
And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:
He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that were near the king's person, which were found in the city; and the principle scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city.
No:
2 Kng 25:18-19
Quote
And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:
And out of the city he took and officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king's presence, which were found in the city, and the principle scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city.

202. Was Jesus seen by over 500 brethren before the ascension?
Yes

1 Cor 15:6
Quote
After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
No
Acts 1:15
Quote
And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundered and twenty,)

203 Did Jesus heal 2 blind men near Jericho?
Yes

Mt 20:30
Quote
And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.
No
Mk 10:46-47
Quote
And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway begging.
And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, be bagan to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
Lk 18:35-38
Quote
And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way begging:
And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.

204. Was Jesus crucified at the 3rd hour?
Yes

Mk 15:25
Quote
And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
No
Jn 19:14-16
Quote
And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold, your King!
But they cried out, Away with him, away with hin, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus and led him away.

205. Were 2 men possessed with devils?
Yes

Mt 8:28
Quote
And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass that way.
No
Mk 5:1-2
Quote
And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
Lk 8:26-27
Quote
And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.
And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.

206. Did the transfiguration occur after 8 days?
Yes

Lk 9:27-29
Quote
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
No
Mt 16:28-17:2
Quote
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.
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
Mk 9:1-2
Quote
And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.

207. Was Jesus in the tomb for 3 days and 3 nights?
Yes

Mt 12:40
Quote
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
No
Mt 28:1
Quote
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
Mk 15:37
Quote
And Jesus cried with a loud voice and gave up the ghost.
42
Quote
Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable councellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
16:9
Quote
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
[note: if Jesus died on Friday evening, and was risen sometime before Mary came to the tomb early Sunday morning, then he could not have been "in the heart of the earth" for "three days and three nights"]

208. How many women came to the tomb?[/b]
only one
Jn 20:1
Quote
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
two[/b]
Mt 28:1
Quote
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
three[/b]
Mk 16:1
Quote
And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
more than three
Lk 24:1
Quote
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
10
Quote
It was mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.


209. Was Shem 100 years old when he begat Arphaxad?
Yes

Gen 11:10
Quote
These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:
No
Gen 5:32
Quote
And Noah was fice hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
7:6
Quote
And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
Quote
These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood.
[note: If Noah was 500 years old when Shem was born, and six hundred years old when the Flood happened, then Shem was 100 years old when the Flood happened, so he couldn't have been 100 years old 2 years later when Arphaxad was born]
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Genealogical Contradictions



210. Was Achan the son of Zerah?
Yes

Jos 7:24
Quote
An Joshuah, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor.
22:20
Quote
Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.

No
Jos 7:1
Quote
But the children of Israel commited a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.


211. Was Jether the father of Amasa?
Yes

1 Chr 2:17
Quote
And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmeelite.

No
2 Sam 17:25
Quote
And Absolom made Amasa captian of the host instead of Joab: which Amasa was a man's son, whose name was Ithra an Israelite, that went in unto the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah Joab's mother.


212. Was Ishmael the father of Bashemath?
Yes

Gen 36:2-3
Quote
And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.

No
Gen 26:34
Quote
And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.


213. Was Caleb the son of Hezron?
Yes

1 Chr 2:18
Quote
And Caleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah his wife, and of Jerioth: her sons are these; Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon.

No
1 Chr 2:50
Quote
These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim,


214. Was Jacob Jesus' paternal grandfather?
Yes

Mt 1:16
Quote
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

No
Lk 3:23
Quote
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli.


215. Was Abiel the father of Kish?
Yes

1 Sam 9:1
Quote
Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.

No
1 Chr 8:33
Quote
And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
9:39
Quote
And Ner bagat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.


216. Was Bethuel the father of Laban?
Yes

Gen 28:5
Quote
And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Essau's mother.

No
Gen 29:5
Quote
And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.


217. Was Enoch the father of Methuselah?
Yes

Gen 5:21
Quote
And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

No
Gen 4:18
Quote
And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.


218. Was Arphaxad the father of Salah?
Yes

Gen 10:24
Quote
And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
11:12
No
Lk 3:35-36
Quote
Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,
which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,


219. Was Jehoiadah the father of Zechariah?
Yes

2 Chr 24:20
Quote
And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiadah the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.

No
Mt 23:35
Quote
That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.


220. Was Pedaiah the father of Zerubbabel?
Yes

1 Chr 3:19
Quote
And the sons of Pedaiah were, Zerubbabel, and Shimei: and the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith their sister:

No
Ezr 3:2
Quote
Then stood up Jehsua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.
Neh 12:1
Quote
Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
Haggai 1:1
Quote
In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying,
Matthew 1:12
Quote
And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
Like 3:27
Quote
Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,


221. Was Serug the father of Nahor?
Yes

Gen 11:22
Quote
And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

No
Gen 11:26
Quote
And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.


222. Was Absalom the father of Maachah?
Yes

2 Chr 11:20
Quote
And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.

No
Gen 22:24
Quote
And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
1 Chr 3:2
Quote
The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:


223. Did Absalom have three sons?
Yes

2 Samuel 14:27
Quote
And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.

No
2 Samuel 18:18
Quote
Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.


224. Was Jesse the father of Abigail?
Yes

1 Chr 2:13-17
Quote
And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimma the third,
Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth.
Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:
Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.

No
2 Sam 17:25
Quote
And Absalom made Amasa captian of the host instead of Joab: which Amasa was a man's son, whose name was Ithra an Israelite, that went in unto Abigail the daugher of Nahash, sister of Zeruiah Joab's mother.


225. Was Moses the father of Gershom?
Yes

Ex 2:21-22
Quote
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

No
Jdg 18:30
Quote
And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Manassah, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land.


226. Was Abiathar the father of Ahimelech?
Yes

2 Sam 8:17
Quote
And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was the scribe.
1 Chr 18:16
Quote
And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsa was scribe.
24:6
Quote
And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one principle household being taken for Eleazar, and on taken for Ithamar.

No
1 Sam 22:20
Quote
And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.
23:6
Quote
And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.


227. Confusing lists of David's sons:
A

1 Chr 3:5-8
Quote
And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, and Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel:
Ibhar also, and Elishama, and Eliphelet,
And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine.

B
2 Sam 5:14-16
Quote
And these be the names of those that were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,
Ibhar also, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet.


228. Was Hiram a Danite?
Yes

2 Chr 2:13-14
Quote
And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,
The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skillful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my Lord David thy father.

No
1 Kng 7:13-14
Quote
And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.
He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.


229. Was Zechariah the son of Iddo?
Yes

Ezr 5:1
Quote
Then the prophets, Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophesied unto the Jews that were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, even unto them.
6:14
Quote
And the elders of the Jews builded, and the prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.

No
Zech 1:1
Quote
In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,
2 Chr 24:20
Quote
And the spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.
Mt 23:35
Quote
That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.


230. Did Jeconiah have any sons?
Yes

1 Chr 3:17-18
Quote
And the sons of Jeconiah; Asir, Salathiel his son,
Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.
Mt 1:12
Quote
And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

No
Jer 22:28-30
Quote
Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.
Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.


231. Was Jehu the son of Nimshi?
Yes

1 Kng 19:16
Quote
And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.

No
2 Kng 9:2
Quote
And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of Jehoshephat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise up from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber;


232. Was Lot Abraham's brother?
Yes

Gen 14:14
Quote
And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
16
Quote
And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

No
Gen 11:27
Quote
Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
12:5
Quote
And Abram took Serai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
14:12
Quote
And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.


233. Was Mahli the son of Levi?
Yes

Ezr 8:18
Quote
And by the good hand of God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen.

No
Gen 46:11
Quote
And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
1 Chr 6:1
Quote
The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
16
Quote
The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
23:6
Quote
And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershaon, Kohath, and Merari.


234. Was Jethro the father-in-law of Moses?
Yes

Ex 3:1
Quote
Now moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the back side of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even Horeb.
4:18
Quote
And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they are yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.
18:5
Quote
And Jethro, Moses' father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mountain of God:

No
Ex 2:18-21
Quote
And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon today?
And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shephards, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.
And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
Num 10:29
Quote
And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Taguel the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying unto the place of which the LORD said, I will give it to you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel.
Jdg 4:11
Quote
Now Heber the Kenite, which was of the children of Hobab the father in law of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim, which is by Kedesh.


235. Was Joel Samuel's firstborn son?
Yes

1 Sam 8:1-2
Quote
And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.

No
1 Chr 6:28
Quote
And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.


236. Was Samuel a Levite?
Yes

1 Chr 6:27-28
Quote
Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.

36-38
Quote
The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,
The son of Tahath, the son of Asir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.

No
1 Sam 1:1-2
Quote
Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, and Ephraite:
20
Quote
Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had concieved, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.


237. Was Zedekiah the brother of Nebuchadnezzar?
Yes

2 Chr 36:10
Quote
And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.

No
2 Kng 24:17
Quote
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.


238. Were Naaman and Ard the sons of Benjamin?
Yes

Gen 46:21
Quote
And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, and Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

No
Num 26:38-40
Quote
The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Belah, the family of the Belamites: of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites:
Of Shupham, the family of the Shuhamites: of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites:
And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardites: and of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.


239. Was Abijam Asa's father?
Yes

1 Kings 15:8
Quote
And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead.

No
1 Kings 15:1-2
Quote
Now in the eighteenth year of king jeroboam the son of nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.
Three years reigned he in jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
1 Kings 15:9-10
Quote
And in the twentieth year of jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah.
And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

[edit]It appears from the text that Maachah was the mother of both Abijam and Asa, so they must have been brothers, unless some very immoral shennanigans were going on![/edit]

240. Was Anah the son of Zibeon?
Yes

Genesis 36:24
Quote
And these are the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.
1 Chron. 1:40
Quote
The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.

No
Gen. 36:2
Quote
Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah, the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
14
Quote
And these were the sons of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
1 Chr. 1:38
Quote
And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2006, 01:53:12 PM »
Historical contradictions - Old Testament



241. Contradictory Creation accounts:
A

Gen 1:1-2:3
Quote
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and it was so.
And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
And the evening and the morning were the third day.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also.
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that [it was] good.
And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for meat: and it was so.
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
B
Gen 2:4-25
Quote
These [are] the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and [there was] not a man to till the ground.
But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
The name of the first [is] Pison: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where [there is] gold;
And the gold of that land [is] good: there [is] bdellium and the onyx stone.
And the name of the second river [is] Gihon: the same [is] it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
And the name of the third river [is] Hiddekel: that [is] it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river [is] Euphrates.
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that [was] the name thereof.
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

242. Were Plants created before man?
Yes

Gen 1:11-13
Quote
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning were the third day.
27,31
Quote
So God created man in his own image; in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God saw everthing he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were thie sixth day.
No
Gen 2:4-7
Quote
And these are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of th field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
And the LORD God formed God of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.


243. Were the foul created from water?
Yes

Gen 1:20-21
Quote
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every wiged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
No
Gen 2:19
Quote
And out of the groung the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

244. Were animals created before man?
Yes

Gen 1:25-27
Quote
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So Go created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he him.
No
Gen 2:18-19
Quote
And the LORD God said, It is not good that man should be alone; I will mak him an help meet for him.
And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam, to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

245. May Adam eat from any tree?
Yes

Gen 1:29
Quote
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, which is the fruit of a of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
No
Gen 2:17
Quote
But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
3:3
Quote
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
11
Quote
And he said, Who told the that thou wast naked? hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

246. Did Adam die on the day he ate the fruit?
Yes

Gen 2:17
Quote
But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
No
Gen 3:6
Quote
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband who was with her; and he did eat.
5:5
Quote
And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

247. Did God want man to "till the ground"?
Yes

Gen 2:5
Quote
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
3:23
Quote
Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
No
Gen 4:2-5
Quote
And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and the fat thereof. and the LORD had respect unto Abel and his offering:
But unto Cain and his offering he had no respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

248. Did Cain become a fugitive and a vagabond?
Yes

Gen 4:12
Quote
When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
No
Gen 4:17
Quote
And Cain knew his wife; And she concieved, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
[note: fugitives and vagabonds don't build cities]

249. Did the Flood destroy every living substance?
Yes

Gen 7:23
Quote
And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
No
Num 13:33
Quote
And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
Jos 12:4
Quote
And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtoroth and at Edrei,
13:12
Quote
And all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtoroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.

250. Did Isaac name Beersheba?
Yes

Gen 26:33
Quote
And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.
[note: the "he" in this verse refers to Isaac]
No
Gen 21:31
Quote
Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.
[note: the "he" in this verse refers to Abraham]

251. Did Jacob buy the sepulchre in Shechem?
Yes

Jos 24:32
Quote
And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became an inheritance of the children of Joseph.

No
Acts 7:15-16
Quote
So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers,
And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.

252. Was Jacob buried at Machpelah?
Yes

Gen 50:13
Quote
For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a burying-place of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
No
Acts 7:15-16
Quote
So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers,
And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.

253. Was Keturah Abraham's wife?
Yes

Gen 25:1
Quote
Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
No
1 chr 1:32
Quote
Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.
[note: "wife" and "concubine" are not the same thing]

254. Did Potiphar buy Joseph from the Midianites?
Yes

Gen 37:36
Quote
And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharoah's, and captain of the guard.
No
Gen 37:28
Quote
Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
39:1
Quote
And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharoah, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, whch had brought him down thither.

255. Was Jacob's renaming irrevocable?
Yes

Gen 32:28
Quote
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
35:10
Quote
And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called hi name Israel.
No
Gen 46:2
Quote
And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, here am I.
[note: and hundreds of other verses continue to call him Jacob.]

256. Was Benjamin a child when Jacob's family went into Egypt?
Yes

Gen 44:20
Quote
And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother his dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.
22
Quote
And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.
[note: this "little one" and "lad" being referred to is Benjamin]
No
Gen 46:21
Quote
And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
[note: Benjamin could hardly have been a "little one" and have this many children (or any, for that matter)]

257. Did Abraham know God as "Jehovah"?
Yes

Gen 22:14
Quote
And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-Jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
NoEx 6:2-3
Quote
And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:
And I appeared unto Abraham, and unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.

258. Did Moses fear the king?
Yes

Ex 2:14-15
Quote
And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.
Now when Pharoah heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharoah, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.
No
Heb 11:27
Quote
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

259. Was Abraham justified by works?
Yes

Jas 2:21
Quote
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
No
Rom 4:2
Quote
For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

260. Did Pharoah harden his own heart?
Yes

Ex 8:15
Quote
But when Pharoah saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
32
Quote
And Pharoah hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.
9:34
Quote
And when Pharoah saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders had ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.
1 Sam 6:6
Quote
Wherefore then do ye harden your hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharoah hardened their hearts? when he had wrought wonderfully among them, did they not let the people go, and they departed?
No
Ex 4:21
Quote
And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharoah, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.
7:3
Quote
And I will harden Pharoah's heart, and multiply my sign and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
13
Quote
And he hardened Pharoah's heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
9:12
Quote
And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharoah, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.
10:1
Quote
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharoah: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might show these signs before him:
20
Quote
But the LORD hardened Pharoah's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
27
Quote
But the LORD hardened Pharoah's heart, and he would not let them go.
11:10
Quote
And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharoah: and the LORD hardened Pharoah's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.
14:4
Quote
And I will harden Pharoah's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharoah, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.
8
Quote
And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharoah king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.
17
Quote
And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharoah, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

261. Did Aaron die in Mt. Hor?
Yes

Num 20:27-28
Quote
And Moses did as the LORD commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.
And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.
33:38
Quote
And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of the LORD, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the first day of the fifth month.
No
Dt 10:6
Quote
And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his stead.

262. Did the Israelites go to Zalmonah and Punon after Aaron died?
Yes

Num 33:41-42
Quote
And they departed from mount Hor, and pitched in Zalmonah.
And they departed from Zalmonah, and pitched in Punon.
No
Dt 10:6-7
Quote
And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron died, and there he was buried; And Eleazar his son ministered in his stead.
From thence they journeyed to Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters.

263. Did Joshua destroy Debir?
Yes

Jos 10:38-39
Quote
And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir; and fought against it:
And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king thereof; as he had done also to Libnah, and to her king.
No
Jdg 1:10-13
Quote
And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba:) and they slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.
And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher:
And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him wily I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
And Othniel the son of kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.

264. Did God give the "Promised Land" to Abraham?
Yes

Gen 12:7
Quote
And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
13:15
Quote
For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.
17:8
Quote
And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
28:13
Quote
And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and thy seed;
No
Acts 7:5
Quote
And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.
Heb 11:13
Quote
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

265. Did all of the cattle of Egypt die?
Yes

Ex 9:3-6
Quote
Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon the cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.
And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children's of Israel.
And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land.
And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.
No
Ex 9:19-21
Quote
Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.
He that feared the LORD among the servants of Pharoah made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:
And he that regarded not the word of the LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field.
25
Quote
And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.
14:23
Quote
And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharoah's horses, his chariots, and his hosemen.

266. Did God write on the stone tablets?
Yes

Ex 32:16
Quote
And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.
34:1
Quote
And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.
Dt 10:1-4
Quote
At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood.
And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark.
And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.
No
Ex 34:27-28
Quote
And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: and after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.
And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

267. Was anything in the Ark other than the two tables of stone?
Yes

Heb 9:4
Quote
Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant.
No
1 Kng 8:9
Quote
There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
2 Chr 5:10
Quote
There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.

268. Were the cities of Aijalon and Githrimon given to the tribe of Dan?
Yes
Jos 21:23-24
Quote
And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with her suburbs, Gibbethon with her suburbs,
Aijalon with her suburbs, Githrimon with her suburbs; four cities.
No[/b]
1 Chr 6:66-69
Quote
And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.
And they gave unto them of the cities of refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with her suburbs,
And Jokmeam with her suburbs, And Bethoron with her suburbs,
And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Githrimon with her suburbs:

269. Were the cities of Eshtaol and Zoreah given to the tribe of Dan?
Yes

Jos 19:40-41
Quote
And the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families.
And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Irshemesh.
No
Jos 15:20, 33
Quote
20 And this is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.
33 And in the valley of Eshtaol, And Zoreah, and Ashnah,

270. Were the Israelites to spare the trees in the countries they invaded?
Yes

Dt 20:19
Quote
When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them: for thou mayest eat of them, and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege:
No
2 Kng 3:19
Quote
And ye shall smite every fenced city, and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and stop all wells of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.

271. Was God's presence with Israel?
Yes

Ex 33:14
Quote
And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
No
Ex 33:3
Quote
Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.

273. Did God drive out all the people from the land?
Yes

Ex 33:2
Quote
And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:
Dt 7:1
Quote
When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations mightier than thou;
24
Quote
And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them.
No
Joshua 15:63
Quote
As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.
16:10
Quote
And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve under tribute.
17:12-13
Quote
Yet the children of Mannaseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
Judges 1:21
Quote
And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.
27-36
Quote
Neither did Mannaseh drive out the inhabitants of Bethshean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out.
Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.
Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries.
Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob:
But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.
Neither did Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of Bethshemesh, nor the inhabitants of Bethanath; but he dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Bethshemesh and Bethanath became tributaries unto them.
And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley:
But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries.
And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabim, from the rock, and upward.
3:1-5
Quote
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel who had not known all the wars of Canaan;
Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the last such as before knew nothing thereof;
Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hitites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baalhermon unto the entering in of Hamath.
And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hitites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites.
 



273. Did Moses destroy the Midianites?
Yes

Num 31:7-9
Quote
And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.
And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.
No
Jdg 6:1-6
Quote
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.
And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are the mountains, and caves, and strongholds.
And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalakites, and the children of the East, even they came up against them;
And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass.
For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.
And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.

274. Was Ai made a heap forever?
Yes

Jos 8:28
Quote
And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap forever, even a desolation unto this day.
No
Ezr 2:28
Quote
The men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred twenty and three.
Neh 7:32
Quote
The men of Bethel and Ai, an hundred twenty and three.

275. Were the Edomites an enemy?
Yes

2 Kng 14:3,7
Quote
3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.
7 He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.
Obadiah 1, 8,9
Quote
1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the LORD God concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
 8 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mouth of Essau?
9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Essau may be cut off by slaughter.
No
Dt 23:7
Quote
Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land.
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276. Were the Moabites to be engaged in battle?
Yes

Dt 23:3,6
Quote
3 An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:
6 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.
Jdg 3:29
Quote
And they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all men of valour; and there escaped not a man.
2 Sam 8:2
Quote
And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.
2 Kng 3:24
Quote
And when they came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose up and smote the Moabites, so that they fled before them: but they went forward smiting the Moabites, even their country.
No
Dt 2:9
Quote
And the LORD said unto me, distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.

277. Were the Ammonites an enemy?
Yes

Jdg 11:32
Quote
So Jephthah passed over unto the children of Ammon to fight against them; and the LORD delivered them into his hand.
No
Dt 2:19
Quote
And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.


278. Was the land of the Ammonites given to the children of Lot?
Yes

Dt 2:19
Quote
And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.
No
Jos 13:24-25
Quote
And Moses gave possession unto the tribe of Gad, even unto the children of Gad according to their families.
And their coast was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, unto Aroer that is before Rabbah.

279. Did Asa remove the high places?
Yes

2 Chr 14:2-5
Quote
And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God:
For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.
Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.
No
1 Kng 15:14
Quote
But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.
2 Chr 15:17
Quote
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

280. Did David kill Goliath with a stone?
Yes

1 Sam 17:49-50
Quote
And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, and the stone sank into his forhead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
No
1 Sam 17:51
Quote
Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw there champion was dead, they fled.

281. Did David sin?
Yes

2 Sam 24:10
Quote
And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.
No
1 Kng 15:5
Quote
Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

282. Did Saul inquire of the Lord?
Yes

1 Sam 28:6
Quote
And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by urim, nor by prophecies.
No
1 Chr 10:13-14
Quote
So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it;
And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.


283. Did Jehoiakim have any sons to succeed him as king of Israel?
Yes

2 Kng 24:6
Quote
So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.
2 Chr 36:8
Quote
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and that which was found in him, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.
No
Jer 36:30
Quote
Thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost.

284. Did Jehoshaphat remove the high places?
Yes

2 Chr 17:5-6
Quote
Therefore the LORD stablished the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance.
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.
No
1 Kng 22:42-43
Quote
Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalm. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD: nevertheless the high places were not taken away; for the people offered and burnt incense yet in the high places.
2 Chr 20:31-33
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And Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah: he was thirty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reign twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and departed not from it, doing that which was right in the sight of the LORD.
Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.

285. Was Joash buried in the sepulchres of the kings?
Yes

2 Kng 12:20-21
Quote
And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Milo, which goeth down to Silla.
For Jozachar the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, smote him, and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.
No
2 Chr 24:24-25
Quote
For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. So they executed judgement against Joash.
And when they were departed from him, (for they left him in great diseases,) his own servants conspired against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bed, and he died: and they buried him in the city of David, but they buried him not in the sepulchres of the kings.

286. Did Josiah die at Megiddo?
Yes

2 Kng 23:29-30
Quote
In his days Pharoahnechoh king of Egypt went up aainst the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went up against him; and he slew him at Megiddo when he had seen him.
And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead.
No
2 Chr 35:23-24
Quote
And the archers shot at king Josiah; and the king said to his servants, Have me away; for I am sore wounded.
His servants therefore took him out of that chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had; and they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died, and was buried in one of the sepulchres of his fathers. And all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.

287. Did Josiah die in peace?
Yes

2 Kng 22:20
Quote
Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all of the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.
No
2 Kng 23:29-30
Quote
In his days Pharoahnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king og Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.
And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from megiddo, and brought him to jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. and the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead.
2 Chr 35:23-24
Quote
And the archers shot at king Josiah; and the king said to his servants, have me away; for I am sore wounded.
His servants therefore took him out of that chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had; and they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died, and was buried in one of the sepulchres of his fathers. And all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.

288. Did Jehoahaz succeed Josiah as king?
Yes

2 Chr 36:1
Quote
Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father's stead in Jerusalem.
No
Jer 22:11
Quote
For thus saith the LORD touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his father, which went forth out of this place; He shall not return thither anymore.

289. Did Saul die by his own hand?
Yes

1 Sam 31:4-6
Quote
Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbeaarer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on his sword, and died with him.
So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.
1 Chr 10:4-6
Quote
Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died.
So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house together.
No
2 Sam 1:8-10
Quote
And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard aftr him.
And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, here am I.
And he said unto me, Who art thou? And he answered, I am an Amalekite.
He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because life is yet whole in me.
So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was upon his arm, and brought them hither unto my lord.
21:12
Quote
And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of jabeshgilead which had stolen them from the street of bethshan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa:
1 Chr 10:13-14
Quote
So Saul died for his transgression which he had committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it;
And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of jesse.


290. Did an Amalekite slay Saul?
Yes

2 Sam 1:8-10
Quote
And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.
He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in me.
So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was upon his arm, and brought them hither unto my lord.
No
1 Sam 31:4-6
Quote
Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.
1 Chr 10:4-6
Quote
Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died.
So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.
2 Sam 21:12
Quote
And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabeshgilead, which had stolen them from the street of Bethshan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa.

291. Did the Philistines slay Saul?
Yes

2 Sam 21:12
Quote
And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his on from the men of Jabeshgilead, which had stolen them from the street of Bethshan, where the Philistines had hanged them, When the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa.
No
1 Sam 31:4-6
Quote
Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.
So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.
1 Chr 10:4-6
Quote
Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died.
So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house together.
2 Sam 1:8-10
Quote
And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.
He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in me.
So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, and brought them hither unto my lord.

292. Did Saul's family die with him?
Yes

1 Chr 10:6
Quote
So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.
1 Sam 31:7
Quote
And when the men of Israel that were on the other side of the valley, and they that were on the other side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
No
2 Sam 2:7-9
Quote
Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant: for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.
But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim;
And made him king over Gilead, and over the Ahsurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel.

293. Was David a shepherd when he met Saul?
Yes

1 Sam 16:19-23
Quote
Wherefore Saul sent messemgers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.
And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favor in my sight.
And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

No
1 Sam 17:55-58
Quote
And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.
And the king said, Inquire thou whose son the strippling is.
And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.
And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.


294. Did God tempt David to number Israel?
Yes

2 Sam 24:1
Quote
And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.
No
1 Chr 21:1
Quote
And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

295. Did Saul save Israel from the Philistines?
Yes:

1 Sam 9:15-17
Quote
Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,
Tomorrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people because their cry has come unto me.
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.

No
1 Sam 31:7
Quote
And when the men of Israel that were on the other side of the valley, and they that were on the other side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

296. Did Ahaziah die at Megiddo?
Yes

2 Kng 9:27
Quote
But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled by the way of the garden house. And Jehu followed after him, and said, Smite him also in the chariot. And they did so at the going up to Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and died there.

No
2 Chr 22:9
Quote
And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain him, they buried him: Because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom.

297. Did the sceptre depart from Judah?
Yes

 Num 24:17
Quote
I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
Acts 13:21
Quote
And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.
No
Gen 49:10
Quote
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
[note: Saul was a Benjamite, so his being king meant that the scptre was not in the tribe of Judah]

298. Was Sisera lying down when Jael smote him with a nail?
Yes

Jdg 4:21
Quote
Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it to the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
No
Jdg 5:26-27
Quote
She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: at her feet he bowed, he fell: where he bowed, there he fell down dead.

299. Did Saul kill all of the Amalekites?
Yes

1 Sam 15:7-8
Quote
And Saul smote the Amalekites from Hivilah until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt.
And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and uttlerly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.
20
Quote
And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
No
1 Sam 27:8-9
Quote
And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those nations were of the old inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of egypt.
And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish.
30:13-18
Quote
And David said unto him, To whom belongest thou? and whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days agone I fell sick.
We made an invasion upon the south of the Cherethites, and upon the coast which belongeth to Judah, and upon the south of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire.
And David said to him, Canst thou bring me down to this company? And he said, Swear unto me by God, that thou wilt neither kill me, nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring thee down to this company.
And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad over all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah.
And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled.
And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives.
1 Chr 4:42-43
Quote
And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon,  five hundred men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.

300. Did Jehu do God's will?
Yes

2 Kng 9:6-9
Quote
And when he came, behold, the old captains of the host were sitting; and he said, I have an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu said, Unto which of all us? And he said, to thee, O captain.
And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I have appointed thee king over the people of the LORD, even over Israel.
And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel.
For the whole house of Ahab shall perish: and I will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel.
10:11
Quote
So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his kinfolks, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.
30
Quote
And the LORD said unto Jehu, because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.
No
Hos 1:4
Quote
And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2006, 02:22:48 PM »
301. Did Zedekiah die in peace?
Yes

Jer 34:3-5
Quote
And thou shalt not escape out of his hand, but shalt surely be taken, and delivered into his hand; and thine eyes shall behold the eyes of the king of Babylon, and he shall speak with thee mouth to mouth, and thou shalt go to Babylon.
Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiah king of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of thee, Thou shalt not die by the sword:
But thou shalt die in peace: and with the burnings of thy fathers, the former kings which were before thee, so shall they burn odours for thee; and they will lament thee, saying, Ah lord! for I have pronounced the word, saith the LORD.

No
2 Kng 25:7
Quote
And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.
Jer 52:10-11
Quote
And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.
Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.


302. Was Ahaz defeated by Syria and Israel?
Yes

2 Chr 28:5-6
Quote
Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brough them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter. For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men; because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers.

No
Isa 7:1-7
Quote
And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, the Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit in the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;
And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.
Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,
Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal.
Thus saith the LORD God, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.
 2 Kng 16:5
Quote
Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him.


303. When David fled to Nob, was the priest's name Ahimelech?
Yes

1 Sam 21:1
Quote
Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?

No[/b]
Mk 2:25-26
Quote
And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungered, he, and they that were with him?
How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?


304. Was David alone when asking for the holy bread at Nob?
Yes

1 Sam 21:1
Quote
Then David came to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?

No
Mt 12:3-4
Quote
But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungered, and they that were with him;
How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?
Mk 2:25-26
Quote
And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungered, he, and they that were with him?
How he went into the house of God in the Days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?
Lk 6:3-4
Quote
And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungered, and they which were with him;
How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?



305. Was there only one language before the tower of Babel was built?
Yes

Gen 11:1
Quote
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

No
Gen 10:5
Quote
By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
20
Quote
These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
31
Quote
These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.


306. Did Elisha receive Elijah's mantle before Elijah was taken up into heaven?
Yes

1Kng 19:19
Quote
So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

No
2 Kng 2:11-14
Quote
And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
And Elisha saw it, and cried, My father, my father the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;
And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said,Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.



307. Did Uzzah die before the battle with the Philistines at Rephaim?
Yes

1 Chr 13:7-14
Quote
And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Aminadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.
And David and all of Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God.
And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day.
And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?
So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.
And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obededom, and all that he had.
[note: Uzzah saves ark from falling, dies]
with 1 Chr 14:8-16
Quote
And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, All the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard of it, and went out against them.
And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephiam.
And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.
So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they call the name of that place Baalperazim.
And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.
And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.
Therefore David inquired again of God; And God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
And it shall be, when thou shall hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.
David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines.
[note: then battle takes place]
No
2 Sam 5:17-25
Quote
But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.
The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephiam.
And David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.
And David came to Baalperazim, and David smote them there, and said, The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baalperazim.
And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.
And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
And when David inquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
And let it be, when thou hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.
And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.
[note: battle takes place]
with 2 Sam 6:5-8
Quote
And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah to this day.
[note: then Uzzah saves ark from falling, dies]

308. Did Uzzah die at the threshingfloor of Nachon?
Yes

2 Sam 6:6-7
Quote
And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

No
1 Chr 13:9-10
Quote
And when they came unto the threashingfloor of Chidon, Uzzah put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God.


309. Was Jonah swallowed by a fish?
Yes

Jonah 1:17
Quote
Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

No:
Mt 12:40
Quote
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the son of man be three days and three night in the heart of the earth.
[note: A whale is not a fish, but a mammal]

310. Did oxen surround the molten sea?
Yes

2 Chr 4:3
Quote
And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast.

No
1 Kng 7:24
Quote
And under the brim of it round about were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: the knops were cast in two rows, when it was cast.
[note: "knops" are not oxen, or anything like oxen - knops are "the spheroidal decorations of the candlestick, the knob or bud of a flower".

311. Was Israel to be built again?
Yes

Jer 31:4
Quote
Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
Ezk 37:21-22
Quote
I will take the children of Isreal from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Isreal; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:

No
Amos 5:2
Quote
The virgin of Isreal is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.


312. Were the cities of Judah made desolate without an inhabitant?
Yes

Jer 34:22
Quote
Behold, I will command, saith the LORD, and cause them to return to this city; and they shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation without an inhabitant.

No
Jer 40:6
Quote
Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and dwelt with him among the people that were left in the land.


313. Was Tyre laid waste forever?
Yes

Ezk 26:21
Quote
I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more; though thou be sought for, yet never shalt thou be found again, saith the LORD.

No
Mk 7:24
Quote
And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
31
Quote
And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coast of Decapolis.
Acts 21:3
Quote
Now when he had discovered Cypress, we left it on the left hand, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden.


314. Will Ephraim return to Egypt?
Yes

Hos 8:11-13
Quote
Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.
I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.
They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.
9:3
Quote
They shall not dwell in the LORD's land, but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.

No
Hos 11:3-5
Quote
I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.
He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.


315. Was Rahab saved by faith?
Yes

Heb 11:31
Quote
By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had recieved the spies with peace.

No
Jas 2:25
Quote
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?


316. Can a Moabite enter into the congregation of the Lord?
Yes

Ruth 1:4
Quote
And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpha, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.
4:13
Quote
So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.
17
Quote
And the women her neighbors gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.

No
Dt 23:3
Quote
An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD forever.


317. Was Jehoiakim king of Judah when Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem?
Yes

Dan 1:1
Quote
In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.

No
2 Kng 24:8-12
Quote
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.
At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.
And Nebuchadnezzar kink of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.
And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.


318. Was the Passover celebrated before the Feast of Unleavened Bread?
Yes

Lev 23:5-6
Quote
In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover.
And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

No
Mt 26:17
Quote
Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?


319. Did all of Amaziah's sons die by the sword?
Yes

Amos 7:17
Quote
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.
[note: "thy" in this verse refers to Amaziah (see v. 14)]
No
2 Chr 26:1
Quote
Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.
21
Quote
And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land.
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Biblical Contradictions - by category
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2006, 01:59:33 PM »
Historical contradictions - New Testament



320. Three different genealogies of Jesus:
A) Mt 1:6-16
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And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; 
And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; 
And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; 
And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; 
And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel; 
And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; 
And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; 
And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
 


B) Lk 3:21-31
Quote
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was [the son] of Heli,
Which was [the son] of Matthat, which was [the son] of Levi, which was [the son] of Melchi, which was [the son] of Janna, which was [the son] of Joseph,
Which was [the son] of Mattathias, which was [the son] of Amos, which was [the son] of Naum, which was [the son] of Esli, which was [the son] of Nagge,
Which was [the son] of Maath, which was [the son] of Mattathias, which was [the son] of Semei, which was [the son] of Joseph, which was [the son] of Juda,
Which was [the son] of Joanna, which was [the son] of Rhesa, which was [the son] of Zorobabel, which was [the son] of Salathiel, which was [the son] of Neri,
Which was [the son] of Melchi, which was [the son] of Addi, which was [the son] of Cosam, which was [the son] of Elmodam, which was [the son] of Er,
Which was [the son] of Jose, which was [the son] of Eliezer, which was [the son] of Jorim, which was [the son] of Matthat, which was [the son] of Levi,
Which was [the son] of Simeon, which was [the son] of Juda, which was [the son] of Joseph, which was [the son] of Jonan, which was [the son] of Eliakim,
Which was [the son] of Melea, which was [the son] of Menan, which was [the son] of Mattatha, which was [the son] of Nathan, which was [the son] of David,
Which was [the son] of Jesse, which was [the son] of Obed, which was [the son] of Booz, which was [the son] of Salmon, which was [the son] of Naasson,
Which was [the son] of Aminadab, which was [the son] of Aram, which was [the son] of Esrom, which was [the son] of Phares, which was [the son] of Juda,
Which was [the son] of Jacob, which was [the son] of Isaac, which was [the son] of Abraham, which was [the son] of Thara, which was [the son] of Nachor,
Which was [the son] of Saruch, which was [the son] of Ragau, which was [the son] of Phalec, which was [the son] of Heber, which was [the son] of Sala,
Which was [the son] of Cainan, which was [the son] of Arphaxad, which was [the son] of Sem, which was [the son] of Noe, which was [the son] of Lamech,
Which was [the son] of Mathusala, which was [the son] of Enoch, which was [the son] of Jared, which was [the son] of Maleleel, which was [the son] of Cainan,
Which was [the son] of Enos, which was [the son] of Seth, which was [the son] of Adam, which was [the son] of God.



C) 1 Chr 3:10-16
Quote
And Solomon's son [was] Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son,
Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,
Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,
Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,
Amon his son, Josiah his son.
And the sons of Josiah [were], the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.
And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.



321. Did the Annunciation occur to Joseph?
Yes

Mt 1:20-21
Quote
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
No
Lk 1:26-35
Quote
And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
To a virgin who was espused to a man named Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that are highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

322. Was Jesus born in a manger?
Yes

Lk 2:7
Quote
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
No
Mt 2:11
Quote
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented him with gifts; gold, and frankencense, and myrrh.

323. Did Joseph take Mary and Jesus to Egypt?
Yes

Mt 2:14-15
Quote
When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
No
Lk 2:39
Quote
And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

324. After Jesus's baptism, did God address him directly?
Yes

Mk 1:11
Quote
And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.
Lk 3:22
Quote
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
No:
Mt 3:17
Quote
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

325. Did John the Baptist recognize Jesus after his baptism?
Yes

Jn 1:32-33
Quote
And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
John 1:35-36
Quote
Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
No
Mt 11:2-3
Quote
Now when John had heard in prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?

326. Did Jesus go into the wilderness for 40 days immediately after his baptism?
Yes

Mt 4:1
Quote
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
Mk 1:12-13
Quote
And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; And angels ministered unto him.
Luke 4:1
Quote
And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.
No
Jn 1:35-36
Quote
Again the day after John stood, and two of his disciple;
And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
43
Quote
The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Phillip, and sayeth unto him, Follow me.
2:1
Quote
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

327. Did Satan take Jesus first to the temple, and then to a mountain?
Yes

Mt 4:5-8
Quote
Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
No Lk 4:5-9
Quote
And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kindoms of the world in a moment of time.
And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will give it.
If thou therefore shall worship me, all shall be thine.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

328. Did Jesus's ministry begin before John the Baptist was put in prison?
Yes

Jn 3:22-24
Quote
After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came and were baptized.
For John was not yet cast into prison.

No
Mk 1:14
Quote
Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.

329. Were (Simon) Peter and Andrew called before John the Baptist was imprisoned?
Yes

Jn 1:40-42
Quote
One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
3:22-24
Quote
After these things came Jesus and his discipled into Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
And John was also baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
For John was not yet cast into prison.
No
 Mk 1:14-18
Quote
Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
And straight away they forsook their nets, and followed him.

330. Were the disciples ordained before the Sabbath plucking and the healing of the withered hand?
Yes

Mt 10:1
Quote
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
12:1
Quote
At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
12:9-10
Quote
And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:
And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
No
Mk 2:23
Quote
And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
3:1
Quote
And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.
3:14-15
Quote
And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach. And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

331. Were Peter and Andrew fishing on the Sea of Galilee when they first met Jesus?
Yes

Mt 4:18-19
Quote
And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon, called Peter, and Andrew hi brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
No
Jn 1:40-42
Quote
One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

332. Did Jesus change Simon's name to Peter (or Cephas) when they first met?
Yes

Jn 1:42
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And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas.
No
Mt 16:17
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And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

333.Was Jesus's first sermon on a mount?
Yes

Mt 5:1-2
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And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
No
Lk 6:17
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And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
20
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And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

334. Were there 9 things Jesus said were "Blessed" in the beatitudes?
Yes

Mt 5:3-12
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Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and say all amnner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
No
Lk 6:20-23
Quote
And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they will separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
Rejoice you in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
[edit: no more did Jesus use the word "Blessed" in this passage.]


335. Was Simon and Andrew's house in Capernaum?
Yes

Mk 1:21
Quote
And they went into Capernaum; and straight away on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
29
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And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
NoJn 1:44
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Now Phillip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

336. Did Jesus baptise anyone?
Yes

Jn 3:22
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After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
No
Jn 4:2
Quote
(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

337. Did the centurion himself beseech Jesus?
Yes

Mt 8:5-9
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And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
The centurion answered and said, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth: and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
No
Lk 7:1-8
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Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

338. Did Jesus heal the leper before he healed Simon's mother-in-law?
Yes

Mt 8:1-3
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When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
14-15
Quote
And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.
And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she rose, and ministered unto them.
No
Mk 1:29-31
Quote
And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.
And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
40-42
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And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.

339. Was Matthew the man who was sitting at the receipt of custom?
Yes

Mt 9:9
Quote
And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
No
Mk 2:14
Quote
And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

340. Was Jairus' daughter dead when Jesus was approached?
Yes

Mt 9:18
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While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
No
Lk 8:41-42
Quote
And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.

341. Did Jesus' disciples have the power to heal all manner of sickness and disease?
Yes

Mt 10:1
Quote
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
No
Mt 17:14-16
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And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
Mk 9:17-18
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And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.

342. Did Jesus tell his disciples to go barefoot and without a staff?
Yes

Mt 10:9-10
Quote
Provide neither gold, no silver, nor brass in your purses,
Nor scrip for you journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
No
Mk 6:8-9
Quote
And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:
But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

343. Was John the Baptist Elijah (Elias)?
Yes

Mt 11:13-14
Quote
For all the law and the prophets prophesied until John.
And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
17:12-13
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But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise also shall the Son of man suffer of them.
Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Mk 9:13
Quote
But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.
No Jn 1:21
Quote
And they asked him, What then, Art thou Eias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

344. Did the Samaritans receive Jesus?
Yes

Jn 4:39-40
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And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that I ever did.
So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
No
Lk 9:52-53
Quote
And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into the village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.

345. Did Jesus perform many signs and wonders?
Yes
 
Jn 3:2
Quote
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
20:30
Quote
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
Acts 2:22
Quote
Ye men of Israel, hear these word; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know:
No
Mt 12:39
Quote
But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
16:4
Quote
A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
Mk 8:12
Quote
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.
Lk 11:29
Quote
And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
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