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    Clarification on what something refers to

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    "For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it."
    Sorry to bother you but I ran into a bit of trouble with something. Could you help me? I would like to know whether the 'for the sake of the kingdom of heaven' refers only to the eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs or also to the eunuchs made by men.

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    Re: Clarification on what something refers to

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMiller View Post
    Hello!
    "For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it."
    Sorry to bother you but I ran into a bit of trouble with something. Could you help me? I would like to know whether the 'for the sake of the kingdom of heaven' refers only to the eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs or also to the eunuchs made by men.
    They choose it for the sake of God. The ones "made eunuchs by men" were forced by others.

    "for the sake of the kingdom of heaven" refers only to the last of the three

    You can also look up Bible verses in your own language if you're unclear on the English version.

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    Re: Clarification on what something refers to

    Thanks a bunch!

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    Re: Clarification on what something refers to

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    They choose it for the sake of God. The ones "made eunuchs by men" were forced by others.

    "for the sake of the kingdom of heaven" refers only to the last of the three

    You can also look up Bible verses in your own language if you're unclear on the English version.
    This is from the Bible? I didn't know the Bible encouraged castration.

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    Re: Clarification on what something refers to

    It's metaphorical, for those that chose celibacy in following the Lord.

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