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matt 11:12

I'm not sure if this verse has been discussed here before, but I couldn't find anything when I searched for it. I'm wanting to get some various view points on this verse. The text in Greek leaves one perplexed, should βιαζεται and βιασται it be seen the passive or middle? Should they both be translated in the same voice? Is there a tie in to Micah 2:12-13? Then what is the significance of this verse ...
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qustion about Matt 13:28 and 39

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NIV wackiness (James 2)

James 2 NIV wrote:Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend. You see that a person is justified by ...
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A Good Laugh

There has been nothing so hilarious for me in studying theology than to translate the Gospels alongside The Message translation of the Bible. If anyone ever feels down just try it and I guarantee it will brighten your day. I think God took one look at it in an endeavor to see how many words were added or taken away and said, "I give up."
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definition of "pais"

I was recently told that the word "pais" could mean a male concubine such as when it is used in Matthew chapter 8 in the story of the centaurion. Has anyone ever heard of "pais" being used in this manner?
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Sentence first enclitics

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prosecho cum acc. +inf.

I was reading in Matthew chapter 6:1 and saw that Jesus uses an accusative + infinitive in an indirect command after prosecho. I could not find this construction after this verb in Liddell and Scott and was wondering whether anyone had seen it before?
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James 2:14

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GNT in MP3 format available on net

Hey all

There are files of the GNT read by Marilyn Phemster available at this site (supposedly):


When I try to access the files, I receive the following message

You don't have permission to access /a/anonymous/gnt/mp3/01Matt14.mp3 on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Can anyone tell me what is wrong? Does anyone know of ...
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