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    Thanks everyone for all the info. I think some of...

    Thanks everyone for all the info. I think some of you surmised that I was trying to decide something. After much prayer, I ended up going for it last night. I didn't really want to do it and it...
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    Lots of great suggestions. Thanks to everyone for...

    Lots of great suggestions. Thanks to everyone for the replies!

    This one brings me to another worry/concern (?):

    "That week, she happened to hear three different pastors preach about the Good...
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    Knowing God's Will

    Hello, question... how does one know if God is directing us to do something? I don't mean the "open doors/closed doors" analogy (or perhaps that's just one method?). Just... how does one know?
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    Woah, so many responses. Thanks everyone for...

    Woah, so many responses. Thanks everyone for helping me out. Yes, after reading the passage a few times, I have to agree... it's about the antichrists. Though I wish I had read it more carefully...
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    "They were not of us" verse

    I've been Googling for hours now. It's the verse from 1 John 2:19. I've always thought that it was about those who fell away from the faith. But upon reading it again, it looks like it's about...
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    k, i'll check that out over the weekend. thx!

    k, i'll check that out over the weekend. thx!
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    I feel very left out right now lol I guess "free"...

    I feel very left out right now lol I guess "free" has its limitations! :doh:

    Are you using software like Logos or something to get the texts?

    BTW, that is a really cool link and metaphor - the...
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    How did you get εν τω φανερω? o.O

    How did you get εν τω φανερω? o.O
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    And just finished looking at 6:6. Same thing but...

    And just finished looking at 6:6. Same thing but probably "whatever" sounds nicer.

    ... pray to God whatever is in secret and God who sees that which is in secret will reward you.

    Ok, I think I...
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    I think I figured it out for Matthew 6:4... ...

    I think I figured it out for Matthew 6:4...

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    Starting at the conjunction "And"...

    [the Father of you] -> nominative

    the (One) seeing -> nominative, simple present-tense participle...
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    I don't think it's unreasonable to wonder. The...

    I don't think it's unreasonable to wonder. The relevant verses from the ESV:

    Matthew 6:4
    4so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

    1. the...
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    See, even Youngs says that... God is in secret....

    See, even Youngs says that... God is in secret. But he also sees in secret. That's why I looked up the Greek to check. Hence my question... is the format, eis + dative suggesting that it is God who...
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    Ya, I mean, I've always thought that we ought to...

    Ya, I mean, I've always thought that we ought to do it "in secret". But the second verse seems to suggest that God is the one who is, I guess, hidden. Hence my question.
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    But is the manner that we need to behave...

    But is the manner that we need to behave "secretive" or rather, just not like the hypocrites and God is the one who is in a state of "secret-ness"?
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    Well, in terms of grammar, I won't be able to...

    Well, in terms of grammar, I won't be able to speak much to it. I'll let you and passing through duke it out and just read both of your responses on it! :wink: But in terms of the idea that Scripture...
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    Well, I found that page... I was mistaken, it was...

    Well, I found that page... I was mistaken, it was not an article, just people's comments.

    I had a chance to re-read and think about what the two of you were saying about the middle voice. Seems to...
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    Preposition + Casing in Matthew 6:4 and 6:6

    Hello,

    Different verses this time! I was reading Matthew 6:4 and thought that we should pray "in secret". But then I read Matthew 6:6 and went hmmm.

    Greek here:...
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    Ooooh, I get it! I wouldn't know how to explain...

    Ooooh, I get it! I wouldn't know how to explain it back but I can see it. It's like... nested clauses (to borrow from the programming world). Thanks!
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    I recall reading that English doesn't have "true"...

    I recall reading that English doesn't have "true" middle voice though. Not that it cannot be constructed indirectly and directly... I have to search for where I read it. I could be mistaken...
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    Hmmm, I think I'm still missing something for...

    Hmmm, I think I'm still missing something for this part. So far, I understood this:

    "as many as" <-> "were appointed"
    "were appointed" <-> "believed"

    I don't think I'm getting how "as many as"...
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    Ok, I've been thinking about the additional stuff...

    Ok, I've been thinking about the additional stuff you two have said and I'm stuck on a different part.

    So far, I have...

    "as many as" is the relative pronoun
    "were appointed" is the participle...
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    Ok, I think I am slowly getting it. Let me try...

    Ok, I think I am slowly getting it. Let me try again...

    καὶ ἐπίστευσαν ὅσοι ἦσαν τεταγμένοι εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον
    and believed as many as were ...
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    I have a lot to digest here so will probably get...

    I have a lot to digest here so will probably get back on all the other stuff... with more questions!



    This part really confused me because there's no Acts 29 so I wasn't sure which verse he was...
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    Appointed/tetagmenoi in Acts 13:48

    Hello,

    My head is spinning from all the parts of this one. I'm using BibleHub and they parsed tetagmenoi as:

    verb - perfect participle middle or passive - nominative masculine plural...
  25. Sorry for the late reply, got really busy. Thanks...

    Sorry for the late reply, got really busy. Thanks for the info! I'll digest it some more!
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