Nov
2017

The Greek word “Δῶρον”

Found mainly in Matthew (2:11; 5:23-24; 8:4; 15:5; 23:18-19) and the book of Hebrews (5:1; 8:3-4; 9:9; 11:4), but also used in Mk. 7:11Mk. 7:11
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11 but ye say, If a man shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is Corban, that is to say, Given to God;

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; Lk. 21:1Lk. 21:1
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21 1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury.

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; Eph. 2:8Eph. 2:8
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8 for by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

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; Rev. 11:10Rev. 11:10
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10 And they that dwell on the earth rejoice over them, and make merry; and they shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwell on the earth.

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, the Greek noun “doron” meant “gift.”

Matthew said “gifts” were presented to Jesus when the Lord was a “young child” in Bethlehem (Mt. 2:8-11Mt. 2:8-11
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8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search out exactly concerning the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word, that I also may come and worship him. 9 And they, having heard the king, went their way; and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10 And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And they came into the house and saw the young child with Mary his mother; and they fell down and worshipped him; and opening their treasures they offered unto him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

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).  This term is used in the “Sermon on the Mount” (Mt. 5:23-24Mt. 5:23-24
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23 If therefore thou art offering thy gift at the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee, 24 leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

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).  Moses (Mt. 8:4Mt. 8:4
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4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

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) had taught about “gifts.”  Some have used “gifts” in an improper manner (Mk. 7:11Mk. 7:11
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11 but ye say, If a man shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is Corban, that is to say, Given to God;

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).  Luke (21:1) said “gifts” were given to the temple treasury.  For those who are in Christ (2 Tim. 2:102 Tim. 2:10
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10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

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), salvation is a “gift of God” (Eph. 2:8Eph. 2:8
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8 for by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

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). Wicked people may exchange “gifts” with one another (Rev. 11:10Rev. 11:10
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10 And they that dwell on the earth rejoice over them, and make merry; and they shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwell on the earth.

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).