The Bible Pages, key-word index, section Fish to Furlong
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Section Fish to Furlong (the other sections → key00.htm)
- The apostles James, John, Peter and Andrew were fishermen. Sometimes, some of them fished with Zebedee, the father of James and John, who owned a fishing boat.
- Regarding the fish-formed Ichthys symbol, look under the heading “Ichthus”.
- For more, see the other parts of this multi-page index, or use the search function.
Five – The parable of the 5 wise virgins and the 5 foolish virgins. → nba060.htm
- The circumcision of the heart, versus fleshly circumcision. → nca070.htm
- Is all animal flesh fit for food? (The matter of “clean and unclean meats”.) → nha010.htm
Flood (the Deluge)
- The record regarding Noah, the Ark and the Flood is found in Genesis 5–9(–10).
- Look also under the heading “Ark”.
- Do angels have wings, to fly with? → nda070.htm – nda010.htm
- On the words “fly swiftly” which some translators have put into Daniel 9:21. → nda070.htm
- On the “flying serpents”, “dragons” and other odd creatures that appear in some bible-translations. → nda030.htm
- Did the apostle Paul tell people to “follow him as their leader”, as many bible-versions make it seem? On the translation “followers” and “follow” in 1 Corinthians 4:16 and 11:1, Philippians 3:17, 1 Thessalonians 1:6 and 2 Thessalonians 3:7 and 9. → nma030.htm
- Should believers follow men? → nsa060.htm – naa060.htm – nea030.htm – nma030.htm
- Regarding the concept of having (and following) creeds, tenets, dogmas and doctrines, look under the heading “Doctrines”.
- Could the saints eat and drink things that were dedicated to idols? (On 1 Corinthians 8:1–12 and 10:14–32.) → nha020.htm
- Titus 1:15 is not about “foods”. It is about elders (and money). → nea050.htm
- Does the New Covenant have “food rules” of the kind the Old Covenant had? → nha010.htm
- Acts 15 and the matter of the two covenants, old and new. → noa040.htm
For ever – Look under the heading “Everlasting”.
Foreigners (or strangers, and in some bible-translations even “sojourners”, “aliens” and “pilgrims”)
- In the 1769 edition of king James’ bible, the word “foreigner” occurs only in 4 passages, but foreigners are mentioned in numerous other passages, using other words, such as “alien”, “sojourner”, “pilgrim” and “stranger”.
- Simplifying things: In the KJV1769, “pilgrim” = “alien” = “sojourner” = “stranger” = “foreigner”.
- What does the Bible say in regard to how foreigners (or “strangers” and so on) should be treated?
- Deuteronomy 10:17–19 – the Lord told the Israelites to “love the stranger”.
- Exodus 22:21 – the Lord told the Israelites not to oppress foreigners. See also Leviticus 19:33–34, and even Deuteronomy 23:7.
- Numbers 15:16 – the same law that applied to the Israelites, was to apply also to foreigners who lived among them. Deuteronomy 1:16 and 27:19 (and even Joshua 20:9) – the same, fair judgment was to apply to foreigners as well. See also Jeremiah 22:3, and Deuteronomy 24:17.
- Leviticus 25:35 records that the Israelites were told to take care of foreigners who were poor.
- More: Many may know that in ancient Israel, the tribe of Levi was entitled to certain support from the other tribes (because the Levites did not have as much agricultural land), but all may not know that even strangers (who did not own land) were entitled to such support (along with widows and fatherless children and Levites). This can be seen in Deuteronomy 14:29, 16:11–14 and 26:11–13, with their contexts. See even Deuteronomy 24:19–21 and Malachi 3:5.
- (For other details regarding the Old Covenant’s tithe system, see the article nma010.htm.)
- It is true that those things were specific to the ancient Israelites and their land, but many of the principles in the above-mentioned passages certainly apply even in our day. And then, finally:
- One of the things that Jesus mentioned as a basis for how people would fare at the time of judgment, was how they had treated strangers (Matthew 25:35, 38, 43 and 44, with their context).
- Look also under the headings “Good works” and “Righteousness”.
Foreshadow – Look under the heading “Antitypes and types”.
- If one desires to be forgiven, one must confess (admit) one’s wrong-doing, to the person one has offended, and then humbly ask for his/her forgiveness. And, one must also forgive others.
- A few scriptures, among many others:
- Jesus to his disciples, when he taught them to pray: “And forgive us our wrong-doings, as we have forgiven those who have wronged us” […] “But, if you do not forgive others their offences, not even your Father will forgive your offences” (Matthew 6:12 and 15, 20CNT).
- Jesus to his disciples: “If your brother does wrong, reprove him; but if he repents, forgive him.” (Luke 17:3, 20CNT.)
- Paul to the saints in Ephesus: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, ready to forgive one another, just as God, in Christ, forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32, 20CNT.)
- On the Day of Atonement, the Israelites’ sins were forgiven. → nxa040.htm
Former prophets – The phrase “Former prophets” is connected to the way the Jews divide the Old Testament into sections. The section called “the Former prophets” consists of Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel and 1 and 2 Kings. → (nca010.htm, appendix)
Forty – The location of the Israelites’ 40-year wilderness sojourn. → noa060.htm
Forty-two – The forty-two months or three and a half years when the two witnesses will be active. → nta010.htm
Foundation – Is Jesus a “capstone on top of a pyramid”, as some say? Or is he, as several bible-passages say, the main corner-stone of the foundation of God’s spiritual dwelling? → naa050.htm
Fourteenth – Did the ancient Israelites keep the Passover on the 14th or on the 15th day of their first month? → nxa080.htm
France – Some writers have claimed that the French people are Israelites, “the tribe of Reuben”. Is that true? → nya090.htm
Frankincense – Look under the heading “Incense”.
Free, freely, freedom
- “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8). Those words were spoken to the apostles. Jesus had given them the Good Tidings, and the power to heal and raise the dead and cast out demons, and so on. They were to give and do those things, as the Greek text has it, dôrean, “as a gift”, freely. → nma050.htm – nma020.htm
- The Old Covenant’s Day of Atonement was in several ways a day of freedom. On certain years, a trumpet of liberation was sounded on that day. → nxa040.htm
- The apostle Paul to the saints in Rome: “But now we are free from the law of death in which we were held, that we might serve in newness of Spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter” (Romans 7:6). What did he mean? → nca110.htm
- Paul wrote to the saints in Galatia, “the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother”. What did he mean? → naa020.htm – nca080.htm
Freewill – Should believers give “freewill offerings” to some church or preacher? – Look under the heading “Money”.
Freewoman (the free woman of Galatians 4) → nca080.htm – naa020.htm
French – Some writers have claimed that the French people are Israelites, “the tribe of Reuben”. Is that true? → nya090.htm
Fruit, fruits, fruitful, unfruitful
- The parable of the vinedresser, the vine, the branches and fruit, John 15. How the apostles were to produce a spiritual harvest for God. → naa110.htm
- How those who were to proclaim the Good Tidings, could become spiritually unfruitful. → nma080.htm
- The first-fruits group of 144000, Revelation 14:4, who were they? → nta030.htm
- The tree of life in Heaven, with its fruits. → (nda020.htm)
- The fruit of the Spirit
- Many seem to think that Galatians 5:22–23 “contains a list of the fruits of the Spirit”. However, that is not so. The attributes mentioned in that passage refer to a certain specific situation only; the Holy Spirit has – gives – many more “fruits” (attributes, gifts). Here are some examples, taken from various bible-passages, of what the Holy Spirit produced in the saints (or, for them):
- Access to the Father, adoption, being quickened, comfort, counsel and might, discerning of spirits, faith (and faithfulness), fear of the Lord, fellowship, gentleness, goodness (generosity), grace, guidance, healing, holiness, hope, joy, judgment, justice, justification, knowledge, languages and interpretation of languages, liberty (freedom), life, longsuffering (patience), love, meekness (humility), miracles, peace, pledge, power, prophecy, rebirth, renewal, revelation, righteousness, sanctification, signs, sound mind, strength, supplications, temperance (self-control), truth, understanding, unity, washing, wisdom.
- Today, when people are baptised, they are not notably changed and no obvious signs or fruit of the Holy Spirit are seen in their daily lives. Why is this? → nba010.htm
- Look also under the heading “Firstfruits”.
- Matthew 5:18 contains the phrase “till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the Law till all is fulfilled”. That refers to the fulfilling of certain prophecies in “the Law” (the Old Testament). They were to be fulfilled down to the smallest details, “jot and tittle”. Matthew 5:17–18 is easier to understand if it is read in the light of this passage:
- Then He said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me. (Luke 24:44, VW06.)
- The article nca010.htm has more on Matthew 5:17–18 and 19–20.
Full moon – Look under the heading “Month, moon”.
- Some bible-versions contain the word “furlong” in a few NT passages. The old English measure furlong corresponds to around 200 metres, but in the Greek NT text the measure is stadion which may have been slightly shorter, perhaps around 185 metres. (This refers to Luke 24:13, John 6:19 and 11:18 and Revelation 14:20 and 21:16.)
- Example: Luke 24:13, “threescore furlongs”, Greek stadious hexêkonta = around 11 kilometres.
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