Advent Bible Study

A Guide to Bible Study Methods Found in Scripture

  • Bible Study Books in Print

    Bilbe Study on John's Gospel

    The Word Was God Gospel of John Chapter 1-10

  • List of Online Bible Study eBooks Available

  • Stories on the Gospel of Matthew now available as eBooks

    Stories from the Gospel of Matthew

    The Stories of Jesus Ministry available in print.

  • Understanding Parables According To The Gospel Of Mark

    Jesus explains how to understand parables

    This book explains how Jesus taught simple lessons so His disciples could understand all parables and scripture with simple lessons a child can understand.

  • Jesus Teaches About Relationships

    Learn about what Jesus taught about the relationship He needed on His way to the cross.

    Jesus teaches about relationships based on Mark's Gospel available in print.

  • Understanding the Hebrew Messiah

    Bible Study according to the Gospel of Luke

    The best book on Bible Study you will find.

  • John Chapters 1-10 eBook

    An in depth look at Jesus' ministry from John's Gospel

    Learn how Jesus followed God's Spirit throughout His ministry.

  • The Tabernacle, Temple, and Sanctuary: Genesis 1 to Exodus 27

    In depth study on the Tabernacle from Genesis 1 to Exodus 27

    Verse by verse study of the Tabernacle the way Moses recorded details

  • Prophecies Fulfilled Genesis to Deuteronomy and Joshua to Chronicles

    The prophecies Jesus fulfilled Bible Studies

    Now available as an eBOOK download in color.

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 88 other followers

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 88 other followers

  • © Copyright 2009 – 2016 Dennis Herman

    Material may be copied and shared with permission at AdventBible@gmailcom. Please include the following information.
    © Copyright 2009 - 2016 Dennis Herman
    https://adventbiblestudy.wordpress.com/
    Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
    AdventBible@gmailcom

  • The Tabernacle, Temple, and Sanctuary

    Book about the Tabernacle based on a verse by verse look at its foundation and design.

    Look into the material, labor, and services associated with the Tabernacle.

  • 10% Off Print Books

    Finding the same faith people found once they found Jesus.

    An eBook download link containing a series of short stories on faith based on the Gospels.

Fish, Mouth and a Piece of Money Matthew 17

Posted by adventbiblestudy on December 13, 2010


KJV Matthew 17:27. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first

Fish Mouth Coin

Fish Mouth Coin

cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

As Jesus is traveling to Capernaum, Peter is asked to pay tribute. Jesus explains to Peter His concept of tribute. Other parts of this parable can also be studied. This study will concentrate on only verse 27.

Jesus does not want to offend their traditions, so He tells Peter to go to the sea, cast in a hook and catch a fish. The fish has a coin in its mouth. Jesus tells Peter to give to them for Him and Peter.

It’s unusual for a fish to have a coin in its mouth. When a verse is beyond the physical characteristics of nature, it must also have a spiritual meaning. To find the spiritual meaning, the key words must be compared with other scripture.

Fish

Habakkuk 1:14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

The Bible uses a physical fish to spiritually represent people.

Mouth

Exodus 13:9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.

Numbers 23:12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?

Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

Deuteronomy 30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

A physical mouth is used to carry, and spiritually represent God’s word.

Jesus is teaching Peter a spiritual lesson. Not only Jesus, but His followers are to take the word of God, and give it to others, for Him and for us.

Advertisements

3 Responses to “Fish, Mouth and a Piece of Money Matthew 17”

  1. Amada Cimine said

    How about the coin?what does it represent?why in the mouth of the fish?

    Like

  2. adventbiblestudy said

    I try not to interpret all the keys words in a parable. I leave some words for others to interpret, using the same method. The only thing you have to keep in mind, is the context. Ask the questions, who did they give the coin to? What was the coin for?

    Like

  3. given ngomane said

    But when you are broke and the world rejoices over their foods.
    How does this coin in fish experience help us?
    One could be tempted to play lottery to win a prize.is this sinful.
    How can we unpack any spiritual meaning of this verse into practical provision.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: