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AARON- oldest son of Amram and Jochebed; tribe of Levi. Brother of Moses (Ex.7:7) and Miriam. Ex.4:14; 6:23; 17:9-13; 32:1-6; Num.12:1-2; 20:22-29; 33;38; Lev.8:1-9,22; Deut. 10:6; 32:50; 1 Chron.2:10; 12:27; 27:17.
AARONITES- descendants of Aaron. 1 Chron.12:27; 27:17.
Ab- fifth month of the Hebrew year. Same as August. Num. 33:38.
ABADDON- ruin, destruction. Rev.9:11.
Abba- Aramaic, children’s language for father, daddy. Mark 14:36; Rom.8:15; Gal.4:6.
ABOMINATIONS to God, Idolatry Deut.7:25; 27:15; 32:16; Unjust weights and measures
Deut. 25:13-16; Pro.11:1; 20:1,23; Uncleanness Lev 18:22; 20:13; Deut.24:4. Incest Lev 18:6-18; Lying with a woman in her menses Lev 18:18,20; Adultery, Fornication x.20:14; Lev 18:18,20; Job 24:15; 1Co. 6:9; 2Pet 2:14; Sodomy, homosexuality, Gen19:4-5; Lev.18:22-23;
Lev.20:13; Rom.1:26; 1Co.6:9-11; Jude 1:7. Offering seed to Molech Lev.18:21;
Offering children in sacrifice Deut.18:10, Sorcery and necromancy Deut.18:10-11; The hire of a whore and price of a dog, as a consecrated gift Deu.t 23:18.
ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION- statue of Antichrist that will be placed in the Temple’s Holy of Holies during the tribulation. Dan.9:27; 11:31; 12:11; Mat.24:15.
ABRAHAM’S BOSOM- to “be in Abraham’s bosom” thus meant to enjoy happiness and rest (Mat. 8:11; Luke 16:23) at the banquet in Paradise. To say that a person was sitting in Abraham’s bosom meant that he had entered Paradise. Paradise is the abode of believers Lu. 23:43; 2 Cor. 12:4; REV 2:7.
ABRAM- name was changed to Abraham (Gen.17:5). Married his half sister (Gen.20:12). Called by God to leave his home of Ur and go to Haran and finally to Canaan (Gen.12:1-3). God’s covenant with Abraham. Gen. 15:1-21; 7:1-22; Micah 7:20; Luke 1:73; Rom. 4:13; 15:8; Gal. 3:6-18; 3:29; 4:22-31; Heb.6:13-14. Angels appear to him. Gen. 18:1-16; 22:11; 22:15; 24:7. He questions God about the destruction of the righteous and wicked in Sodom. Gen. 18:23-32. He witnesses the destruction of Sodom. Gen. 19:27-28. Ishmael born. Gen. 16:3, 15. Deceives Abimelech concerning Sarah, his wife. Gen. 20:1-18. Isaac born. Gen. 21:2-3; Gal. 4:22-30. Sends Hagar and Ishmael away. Gen. 21:10-14; Gal. 4:22-30. Trial of his faith in the offering of Isaac. Gen.22:1-19; Heb. 11:17; James 2:21. Sarah, his wife, dies. Gen. 23:1-2. He buys a place for her burial, and buries her in a cave. Gen. 23:3-20. Marries Keturah. Gen. 25:1. Provides a wife for Isaac. Gen. 24:1-67. Friend of God. 2 Chron. 20:7; Is. 41:8; James 2:23 • Piety of. Gen. 12:7-8; 13:4; 13:18; 18:19; 20:7; 21:33; 22:3-13; 26:5; 2 Chron. 20:7; Neh. 9:7-8; Is. 41:8; Rom. 4:16-18; James 2:23. A prophet. Gen. 20:7 • Faith of. Gen. 15:6; Rom. 4:1-22; Gal. 3:6-9; Heb. 11:8-10; 11:17-19; James 2:21-24.
ABYSS- world of the dead, bottomless pit. Luke 8:31; Rev.9:1-2, 11; 11:7; 17:8; 20:1-3; Rom.10:7.
ACRE- amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow in one day. 1 Sam.14:14.
ACCURSED- Anything on which a curse has been pronounced. Deut. 21:23; Joshua 6:17; 7:1,11,13,15; 22:20; 1 Chron. 2:7; Is. 65:20; Gal. 1:8. Anathema.
ADAM- the first man, created by God. Gen. 1:26-28; 2:7; 1 Cor. 15:45; 1 Tim. 2:13. History of, before he sinned. Gen. 1:26-30; 2:16-25. Temptation and sin of. Gen. 3:1-24; Job 31:33; Is. 43:27; Hos. 6:7; Rom. 5:14-21; 1 Tim. 2:14. Later history of. Gen. 3:20-4:2; 4:25; 5:1-5. His death. Gen. 5:5. Ancestor of the human race. Deut. 32:8; Mal. 2:10. Brought sin into the world. 1 Cor. 15:22; 1 Cor. 15:45.
ADDER- [asp] poisonous snake. Gen.49:17; Ps.58:4-5; 91:13; Deut.32:33; Job 20:14,16; Is.9:8; 11:8; 14:29; 59:5; Rom.3:13; Pro.23:32.
ADOPTION- [spiritual] illustrates believer’s new relationship with God. Rom. 8:14-17; Gal. 4:5-7. Also taking a stranger to be one’s own child. Ex.2:10; 1 Kings 11:20; Esth.2:7, 15. Old Testament adoption has no bearing on New Testament use of the term “adoption”. Acceptance of Christ places a person into God’s family, making them God’s adopted child. John 1:12-13; 3:3-8.
ADULTERY- spiritual adultery is worshipping other gods. Is. 1:21-22; Jer.5:7-8; 7:9-10; 23:10. Mental adultery is lusting thoughts of sex with someone. Mat. 5:27-28. Physical adultery is having sex outside of marriage. Jesus deals with adulterous woman. John 8:11. Spiritual adultery and physical adultery are alike in many ways. Both are dangerous. Both are against God’s law. When we break God’s law and are fully aware of what we’re doing, our hearts become hardened to the sin and our relationship with God is broken.
ADVOCATE, Intercessor, Mediator, 1 Jn.2:1; Rom.8:34; 1Tim.2:5; Heb7:24; 9:24.
AGE- Time counted by years, months and days, that a person has lived. Extraordinary age is recorded in Gen. 5 & 9. Abraham was 175 (Gen.25:7), Sarah was 127 (Gen.23:1), Isaac was 180 (Gen.25:28), Jacob was 147 (Gen.47:28), Joseph was (Ge.50:26), Moses was 120 (Deut.34:7), Joshua was 110 (Gen.Josh.24:29). The ordinary age for a person’s life is 70 years or 80 years if they are strong (Ps.90:10).
David died at 70 (2 Sam.5:4; 1 K.2:11). Old age is considered a blessing (Ex.20:12; Deut.5:16).
AGE- a certain period of the world’s history 1 Cor.10:11; Eph.2:7; 3:9; Col.1:26; Heb.6:5.
AGRICULTURE- the word does not appear, but the idea does. Gen.2:15; 4:2; 9:20; 26:12; 27:37; 41:49,57; 43:2; Ex.9:31-32; 23:10-11; Deut.6:11; 8:8; 11:14; 12:17; 16:9; 1 K.19:19; Ps.4:7; Is.2:4; 28:25,27; Eze.4:9; Joel 3:13.
AGRIPPA- King Herod Agrippa 1. Acts 12.
AGRIPPA 2- son of Agrippa 1. Paul appeared before him and Festus. Acts 25:23-26:32. His associate was his sister Bernice.
AHAB- a king of Israel, son and successor of Omri. 1 K.16:29. He married an
idolatress, Jezebel, who worshipped Baal. She ruled over Ahab and made him a Baal worshipper too. (30-33).
AHAB- a false prophet who deceived the Jews in Babylon. He and another false prophet, Zedekiak, predicted an early return to Jerusalem. For this sin and their immoral conduct, Jeremiah predicted they would be burned to death by the king of Babylon and that their names would become a byword. Jer.29:21-23.
ALTAR- Mosaic commandments prescribed how they were to be built. Ex. 20:24-26; Deut. 27:5-7; Josh. 8:30-31; Eze. 43:13. Altars were built to God for prayer and worship. Gen.8:20; 12:7-8; 13:18; 22:9; 26:25; 33:20; 35:1-7; Ex.17:15; 24:4; Deu.27:4-7; Josh.8:30-32; 22:34; Jud.6:26-27; 1 Sam.7:17; 14:35; 2 Sam.24:18-19; 1 K.18:31-32. Regular worship helps us remember what God desires and motivates us to obey him. Altars were also built to worship idols. Jud. 6:25; 1 K. 12:32; 16:32; 18:26; 2 K. 16:10; 23:12; 23:15; Isaiah 27:9; Is. 65:3; Hos. 8:11; Acts 17:23.
AMALEKITES- descendants of Esau. Gen.36:12. They lived south of Idumea and east of the Red Sea. Num. 13:29; 14:25; 1 Sam. 15:7; 27:8. Defeated by Chedorlaomer. Gen. 14:7. Defeated by Joshua. Ex. 17:8; 17:13. Defeated by Gideon. Jud. 7:1-25. Defeated by Saul. 1 Sam. 14:47-48; 15:1-33. Defeated by David. 1 Sam. 27:8-9; 30:1-20. Defeated by the Simeonites. 1 Chron. 4:42-43. They defeat the Israelites. Num. 14:45; Jud. 3:13. Israel commanded to destroy them. Deut. 25:17-19; 1 Sam. 28:18. Prophecies against. Ex. 17:14; 17:16; Num. 24:20.
AMEN- word of agreement, (may it be so). Deu. 27:15; Neh. 5:13; 2 Cor. 1:20; Rev. 1:18; 22:20. Word used to reinforce a statement. Num. 5:22; Deut. 27:12-26; Neh. 5:13; 2 Cor. 1:20; Rev. 1:18; 22:20. Used in prayer. 1 K. 1:36; 1 Chron. 16:36; Neh. 8:6; Ps. 41:13; 72:19; 89:52; 106:48; Jer. 28:6; Mat. 6:13; 1 Cor. 14:16; Rev. 5:14; 19:4. A title of Christ. Rev. 3:14.
AMETHYST- A precious stone. Ex. 28:19; 39:12; Rev. 21:20.
Amos- means burden or burden-bearer. He was a citizen of Tekoa in the tribe of Judah. A herdsman and a grower of sycamore figs (7:14), Amos received a clear call from God (7:15). In spite of attempts to silence him (7:10-13), his message was clearly communicated. In many respects, as a prophet, Amos was like Christ. (1) a working man 7:14. (2) he acknowledged his humble origin 7:15. (3) he taught by illustrations. (4) he was divinely inspired. "Thus says the Lord" occurs forty times in his prophecy. (5) he was charged with treason 7:10; Jn 19:12. (6) great pressure was upon him 3:8; Jn 9:4. (7) He exposed the selfishness of the rich, 6:4-6; Lu. 12:15-21.
ANAK- Father of three giants. Josh. 15:13-14; 21:11.
ANAKIM- a race of giants. Gen.6:4; Num. 13:28-33; Deut. 1:28; 2:10; 9:2. Defeated by Joshua. Josh. 11:21-22. Defeated by Caleb. Josh. 14:12; 14:15; 15:13-14; Jud. 1:20.
ANDREW- an apostle who was a fisherman. Mat. 4:18. Of Bethsaida. John 1:44. A disciple of John. John 1:40. Finds Peter, his brother, and brings him to Jesus. John 1:40-42. Call of. Mat. 4:18; Mark 1:16. His name appears in the list of the apostles. Mat. 10:2; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:1. Asks the Master privately about the destruction of the temple. Mark 13:3-4. Tells Jesus of the Greeks who sought to see Him. John 12:20-22. Reports the number of loaves at the feeding of the five thousand. John 6:8. Meets with the disciples after the Lord’s ascension. Acts 1:13.
ANGEL- good angels are spirit messengers who worship God and care for believers. Gen. 16:7; 19:16; 21:17; 22:11; 28:12; Ex. 14:19; 23:20; 1K. 19:5; Ps 34:7; 91:11; Is. 63:9; Dan. 3:28; 6:22; Mat. 4:11; 18:10 Mk. 1:13; Lu. 4:10; 16:22; 22:43; Ac. 5:19; 12:7; 27:23; Heb. 1:14. Bad (fallen angels) are demons. Job 4:18 Mat. 25:41 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6; Rev. 12:9.
ANOINT- applying oil as a sign of sanctification. Of Objects. Ex. 29:36; 30:26; 40:10; Lev. 8:11; Num. 7:1. Of Persons. Lev. 8:30; 1 Sam. 10:1; 16:13;
1 K. 1:39; 19:16; 2 K. 9:3; 2 K.11:12; 23:30; Mat. 6:17; 2 Cor. 1:21. Figurative. 2 Cor. 1:21; 1 Jn. 2:20; 2:27.
ANTICHRIST- against Christ, opposed to Christ, a rival Christ. The word is used only by the apostle John. Referring to false teachers, he says (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 John 1:7), “Even now are there many antichrists.” This name has been applied to the “little horn” of the “king of fierce countenance.” Daniel 7:24-25; 8:23-25. It has been applied also to the “false Christs”
spoken of by our Lord. Mat. 24:5, 23-24. To the “man of sin” described by Paul.
2 Thes. 2:3-4, 8-10. And to the “beast from the sea.” Rev. 13:1; 17:1-18.
Antioch- a city of Syria. Disciples first called Christians there. Acts 11:19-30. Church in. Acts 13:1; 14:26-27. Barnabas and Paul make second visit to. Acts 14:26-28. Disagreement in church of. Acts 15:1-35. Paul and Peter’s controversy at. Gal. 2:11-15. A city of Pisidia, persecutes Paul. Acts 13:14-52; 14:19-22; 18:22;
2 Tim. 3:11.
ANTIOCHUS- the name of several Syrian kings from B.C. 280 to B.C. 65. The most important were: (1.) Antiochus the Great, B.C. 223. He is known as the “king of the north” referred to in Daniel 11:13-19. He was succeeded B.C. 187 by his son, Seleucus Philopater, spoken of by Daniel as “a raiser of taxes.” Daniel 11:20. (2.) Antiochus IV., (Epiphanes), succeeded his brother Seleucus B.C. 175. He was a vile person. He enraged the Jews by robbing the Temple and setting up a statue of Jupiter in the Holy of Holies, pulled down the walls of Jerusalem, ordered the sacrifice of hogs, forbid circumcism and destroyed all sacred books. He put to death vast multitudes in the most cruel manner. From this time the Jews began the great war of independence under their heroic Maccabean leaders with marked success, defeating the armies of Antiochus that were sent against them. Furious at this, Antiochus marched against them in person, threatening to exterminate the nation; but on the way he was suddenly killed, B.C. 164.
APOCALYPSE- to reveal, unveil, disclose. Greek name for the Book of Revelation. Apocrypha- hidden things used by religious writers. Secret or mysterious matters. Of unknown origin, forged, false.
APPOLOS- an eloquent Jew of Alexandria, who preached Christ with great zeal and power. Mighty in the Scriptures. Acts 18:24-25. Instructed by Aquila and Priscilla. Acts 18:26. Popular in Corinth. 1Cor. 1:11-12; 3:4-6. Hesitated to return to Corinth. 1Cor. 16:12.
Apolloyon- destroyer; the name given to the king of the hosts represented by the locusts (Rev. 9:11). It is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Abaddon.
APOSTASY- described. Deut. 13:13; Heb. 3:12. Caused by persecution. Mat. 24:9-10; Luke 8:13. Caused by worldliness. 2 Tim. 4:10. Guilt and punishment of. Zeph. 1:4-6; Heb. 10:25-31; 10:39; 2 Pet. 2:17; 2:20-22. Cautions against. Heb. 3:12; 2 Pet. 3:17. Shall abound in the latter days. Mat. 24:12; 2 Thes. 2:3; 1 Tim. 4:1-3.
APOSTLE- a person sent by Christ Jesus; a messenger; an envoy. Used once as a descriptive designation of Christ Jesus, the Sent of the Father. Heb.3:1; Jn. 20:21. It is generally used as the selection of disciples to whom Jesus entrusted the organization of His church and the publication of His Gospel. They were called “the twelve.” Mat. 10:1-5; Mk. 3:14; 6:7; Luke 6:13; 9:1. There are four lists of the apostles. Mat. 10:2-4; Mk. 3:16; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13. No two of these lists, however, perfectly coincide. Jesus gave them the “keys of the kingdom,” and by the gift of His Spirit fitted them to be the founders and governors of His church. Jn. 14:16-17, 26; 15:26-27; 16:7-15. Judas Iscariot, one of “the twelve,” fell by transgression, and Matthias was substituted in his place. Acts 1:21. Saul of Tarsus was afterwards added to their number. Acts 9:3-20; 20:4; 26:15-18; 1 Tim. 1:12; 2:7; 2 Tim. 1:11.
AQUILA- eagle. A native of Pontus. A tent-maker, whom Paul met on his first visit to Corinth. Acts 18:2. Aquila and his wife Priscilla had to flee Rome because of a decree (A.D. 50) by Claudius commanding all Jews to leave the city. Paul stayed with him at Corinth for eighteen months, and together they worked at their common trade, making hair-cloth for tents. When Paul left Corinth later, Aquila and his wife went with him to Ephesus, where they remained, while Paul proceeded to Syria. Acts 18:18, 26. It is not certain when they became Christians, but in Ephesus they were (1 Cor. 16:19) Paul’s “helpers in Christ Jesus.” Later they were in Rome (Rom. 16:3), helping in the cause of Christ. The last reference to them is some years after this, at Ephesus (2 Tim. 4:19).
ARK Noah’s ark, a built of gopher-wood, covered with pitch, 300 cubits long, 50 cubits broad, and 30 cubits high. Gen.6:14-16. An oblong floating three story house, with a door in the side and a window in the roof. It took Noah 100 years to build. Gen. 5:32; 7:6. It housed eight people. Gen. 7:13; 2 Peter 2:5. It held of all “clean” animals seven pairs, and of “unclean” one pair, and of birds seven pairs of each sort Gen. 7:2-3. 2. The ark of bulrushes in which the infant Moses was laid. Ex. 2:3. 3. The sacred ark was distinguished from all others by such titles as the “ark of God” (1 Sam. 3:3), “ark of the covenant” (Josh. 3:6; Heb.9:4), “ark of the testimony” (Ex. 25:22). It was made of acacia or shittim wood, a cubit and a half broad and high and two cubits long, and covered all over with the purest gold. Its upper surface or lid, the mercy-seat, was surrounded with a rim of gold; and on each of the two sides were two gold rings, in which were placed two gold-covered poles by which the ark could be carried. Num.7:9; 10:21; 4:5, 19-20; 1K. 8:3, 6. Over the ark, at the two extremities, were two cherubim, with their faces turned toward each other. Lev.16:2; Num.7:89. Their outspread wings over the top of the ark formed the throne of God, while the ark itself was His footstool. Ex.25:10-22; 37:1-9. The ark was placed in the “holy of holies,” and was placed so that one end of the poles by which it was carried touched the veil which separated the two compartments of the tabernacle. 1 K. 8:8. In the ark were the two tables of stone which consisting of the “testimony” or evidence of God’s covenant with the people (Deut. 31:26), the “pot of manna” (Ex. 16:33), and “Aaron’s rod that budded” (Num. 17:10). The ark and the sanctuary were “the beauty of Israel” (Lam. 2:1). During the journeys of the Israelites the ark was carried by the priests in front of the people (Num. 4:5-6; 10:33-36; Ps. 68:1; 132:8). It was carried by the priests into the bed of the Jordan, which was divinely separated, opening a pathway for all of the people to pass through (Josh. 3:15-16; 4:7, 10-11, 17-18). It was carried in the procession round Jericho (Josh.6:4, 6, 8, 11-12). Any time that it was carried, it was always wrapped in the veil, the badgers’ skins, and blue cloth, and carefully hidden even from the eyes of the Levites who carried it. After the settlement of Israel in Palestine the ark remained in the tabernacle at Gilgal for a season, and was then removed to Shiloh till the time of Eli, between 300 and 400 years (Jeremiah 7:12), when it was carried into the field of battle so as to secure, as they presumed, victory to the Hebrews, and was taken by the Philistines (1 Sam. 4:3-11), who sent it back after keeping it seven months (1 Sam. 5:7-8). It remained then at Kirjath-jearim (1 Sam. 7:1-2) till the time of David (twenty years), who wanted to take it to Jerusalem; but the proper manner of removing it had been neglected, and Uzzah was smitten with death for putting “forth his hand to the ark of God,” and in consequence of this it was left in the house of Obed-edom in Gath-rimmon for three months (2 Sam. 6:1-11), at the end of which time David removed it in a grand procession to Jerusalem, where it was kept till a place was prepared for it (2 Sam.6:12-19). It was afterwards placed by Solomon in the temple (1 K.8:6-9). When the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem and plundered the temple, the ark was probably taken away by Nebuchadnezzar and destroyed, as no trace of it was ever found. The absence of the ark from the second temple was one of the ways in which it was inferior to the first temple. http://www.judgmentcoming.org/j_c_books_noah.html
ARM used to express power (Ps. 10:15; Eze. 30:21; Jer. 48:25). Also used of the omnipotence of God (Ex. 15:16; Ps. 89:13; 98:1; 77:15; Is. 53:1; John 12:38; Acts 13:17).
ARMAGEDDON occurs only in Rev. 16:16 Har-Magedon, it symbolically designating the place where the “battle of that great day of God Almighty” (Rev. 16:14) shall be fought. The word means the “mount of Megiddo.” It will be the scene of the final conflict between Christ and the Antichrist.
ARMOR using the armor of God. Eph. 6:10-17. Putting on the armor of God. We are in a spiritual battle—all believers are subject to Satan’s attacks because they are no longer on Satan’s side. Thus, Paul tells us to use every piece of God’s armor to resist Satan’s attacks and to stand true to God in the midst of those attacks. Figurative. Rom. 13:12; 2 Cor. 6:7; 10:4; Eph. 6:11-18; 1 Thes. 5:5-11. Armor was used to protect the body in war. 1Sam. 17:5,38; 31:9 2Sam. 2:21; 2K.3:21; Eze. 38:4; Lu. 11:22.
ARMOR-BEARER someone who carried a soldier’s equipment. Of Abimelech. Jud. 9:54. Of Jonathan. 1 Sam. 14:6-7; 14:12; 14:14; 14:17. Of Saul. 1 Sam. 16:21; 31:6. Of Goliath. 1 Sam. 17:7. Of Joab. 2 Sam. 18:15.
ARMORY a place to store armor. Neh. 3:19; Song 4:4; Is. 22:8; 39:2. In different parts of the kingdom. 1 K.10:17; 2 Chron. 11:12. Figurative. Jer. 50:25.
ARMS, MILITARY made of iron, steel, or brass. Job 20:24; 1 Sam. 17:5-6. OFFENSIVE: Sword. Jud. 20:15; Eze. 32:27. Two-edged sword. Ps. 149:6; Pro. 5:4. Dagger. Jud. 3:16, 21-22. Dart or javelin. 1 Sam.18:10-11; 2 Sam. 18:14. Spear or lance. 1 Sam. 26:7; Jer. 50:42. Battle-axe. Eze. 26:9; Jer. 51:20. Bow and arrows. Gen. 48:22; 1 K.22:34. Sling.
1 Sam. 17:50; 2 K.3:25. Hand staff. Mat. 26:47. Called weapons of war. 2 Sam. 1:27. Called instruments of war. 1 Chron. 12:33, 37. Called instruments of death. Ps. 7:13. DEFENSIVE. Helmet. 1 Sam. 17:5, 38; 2 Chron. 26:14. Coat of mail, breastplate, habergeon, or brigandine. 1 Sam. 17:5, 38; Ex. 28:32; Jer. 46:4; Rev. 9:9. Girdle. 1 Samuel 18:4; 2 Samuel 18:11 • Target.
1 Sam. 17:6. Greaves. 1 Sam. 17:6. Shield. 1 K. 10:16-17; 14:26-27. Buckler. 1 Chron. 5:18; Eze. 26:8. Called harness. 1 K.22:34. Called armour. Lu.11:22. FOR SIEGES. Battering Rams. 2 Sam. 20:15; Eze. 4:2. Engines for casting stones. 2 Chron. 26:15.
Not worn in ordinary times. 1 Sam.21:8. Put on at the first alarm. Is. 8:9; Jer. 46:3-4. Armouries built for. 2 K. 20:13; Song 4:4. Great stores of, prepared. 2 Chron. 32:5. WERE PROVIDED. By individuals themselves. 1 Chron. 12:33, 37. From the public arsenals. 2 Chron. 11:12; 26:14. Often given as presents. 1 Kings 10:25. BEFORE USING. Tried and proven. 1 Sam. 17:39. Burnished. Jer. 46:4; Eze. 21:9-11, 28. Anointed. Is. 21:5. Part of, carried by armour-bearers. Jud. 9:54; 1 Sam. 14:1; 16:21. Hung of the walls of cities. Eze. 27:10-11. OF THE CONQUERED. Taken from them. 2 Sam. 2:21; Lu.11:22. Sometimes kept as trophies. 1 Sam. 17:54. Sometime burned. Eze. 39:9-10. Taken away from conquered nations to prevent rebellion. Jud.5:8; 1 Sam. 13:19-22. Inferior to wisdom. Eccles. 9:18. FIGURATIVE. Spiritual armour. Rom. 13:12; 2 Cor. 6:7; Eph. 6:11-14; 1 Thes. 5:8. Spiritual weapons. 2 Cor. 10:4; Eph. 6:17. Judgments of God. Is. 13:5; Jer. 50:25.
ARMY The Israelites marched out of Egypt in military order (Ex.13:18), “harnessed” “five in a rank”. Each tribe formed a battalion, with its own banner and leader (Num. 2:2; 10:14). In war the army was divided into thousands and hundreds under their several captains (Num. 31:14), and also into families (Num. 2:34; 2 Chron. 25:5; 26:12). From the time Israel entered the land of Canaan to the time of the kings, the Israelites made little progress in military affairs, although often engaged in warfare. The kings introduced the custom of maintaining a bodyguard and so the nucleus of a standing army was formed. Saul had an army of 3,000 select warriors (1 Sam. 13:2; 14:52; 24:2). David also had a band of soldiers around him (1 Sam.23:13; 25:13). To this band he later added the Cherethites and the Pelethites (2 Sam. 15:18; 20:7). At first the army consisted only of infantry (1 Sam. 4:10; 15:4), as the use of horses was prohibited (Deut. 17:16); but chariots and horses were later added (2 Sam. 8:4; 1 K. 10:26, 28-29; 9:19). In 1 K.9:22 there is given a list of the various degrees of rank held by those who made up the army. The equipment and maintenance of the army were at the public expense (2 Sam. 17:28-29; 1 K.4:27; 10:16-17; Jud. 20:10). At the Exodus the number of males above twenty years capable of bearing arms was 600,000 (Ex.12:37). In David’s time it had increased to 1,300,000 (2 Sam.24:9).
ARTS AND CRAFTS Embroiderers, Ex. 26:1; 26:36; 28:6; 28:39; 35:35; 36:37; 38:18; 38:23; 39:29; Ps.45:14; Eze. 27:7; 27:16. Engravers, Ex 28:11; 28:21;28:36; 35:35; 38:23; 39:6; 39:14; 39:30; 2Chron. 2:7,14; Zec. 3:9; 2Cor. 3:7. Fishermen, Mat.4:18; Mk. 1:16; Lu.5:2. Founders, Jud.17:4; Fullers, Cleaners Or Dyers Of Cloth Or Garments, 2K.18:17; Is.7:3;; 36:2; Mal. 3:2. Gardeners, Jer.29:5; Jn. 20:15. Goldsmiths, 2Chron.2:7; 2:14; Neh. 3:8; 3:31; Is. 40:19; 41:7; 46:6. Masons, 2K.12:12; 22:6; 1Chron.14:1; 22:2; 2Chron.24:12; Ezr.3:7. Masterworkers, 1Cor.3:10. Molders Of Metals, Ex. 32:4; 1K.7:15; 7:23; 2Chron.4:17. Needleworkers, Ex.26:36; 28:39; Jud. 5:30; Ps.45:14. Painters, Jer.22:14. Porters, Door Or Gate Keepers, 2Sam. 18:26; 2K.7:11; 1Chron.9:17; 9:22; 15:18; 16:42; 23:5; 26:1; 26:12; 26:19; 2Chron. 8:14; 23:4; 23:19; 31:14; 35:15; Ezr.2:42; 2:70; 7:7; 7:24; 10:24; Neh.7:1; 7:45; 7:73; 10:28; 11:19; 12:25; 12:45; 13:5.
8:10-12; 9:1-2; 10:1-2; 12:3-4; 13:13; 16:8-9; 19:11-14; 21:1.
ATHEISM Ps.10:4; 14:1; 53:1; Pr.30:9; Jer.5:12; 1 Jn.2:22. Arguments against. Job 12:7-25; Rom.1:19-20. Denial of God’s existence. 2K.18:30, 35; 19:10; Job 31:28; Ps.10:4; 14:1; 36:1; 42:10; 53:1; 94:7; 115:2; Pr.30:9; Is.29:15; 36:18; Jer.5:12; Eze.8:13; Mi.7:10; Rom.1:28; 1Jn. 2:22.
ATONEMENT the removal of God’s punishment for sin through the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Rom. 3:25. How blood makes atonement for sin. Lev.17:11-14. Made by animal sacrifices in O.T. Ex.29:36; Lev.1:4; 4:13-15, 17-18, 20, 22-35; 5:6-10; 6:7; 9:7; 10:17; 12:6-8; 14:12-32; 16:6; 16:10-11; 16:15-19; 16:24-34; 17:11; 19:22; Num. 15:22-28; 28:22, 30; 29:5, 10-11; Heb.9:22. Made by Jesus. Divinely ordained. Lu. 2:30-31; Gal.4:4-5; Eph.1:3-12, 17-22; 2:4-10; Col.1:19-20; 1 Pet.1:20; Rev.13:8. A mystery. 1 Cor.2:7. With context.
1 Pet.1:8-12. Made only once. Heb.7:27; 9:24-28; 10:10, 12, 14; 1 Pet.3:18. Redemption by. Mat.20:28; Ac.20:28; Gal. 3:13; 1 Tim.2:6; Heb.9:12; Rev.5:9. Typified. 1. Gen.4:4; Heb.11:4. 2. Gen. 22:2; Heb.11:17; 11:19. 3. Ex.12:5; 12:11; 12:14; 1 Cor.5:7. 4. Ex.24:8; Heb.9:20.
5. Lev.16:30; 16:34; Heb.9:7; 9:12; 9:28. 6. Lev.17:11; Heb.9:22. To make an atonement for one is to make satisfaction for his offenses. Ex.32:30; Lev.4:26; 5:16; Num.6:11. The atonement of Christ generally means His work by which He forgave our sins. Also means reconciliation. When speaking of Christ’s saving work, the word “satisfaction,” the word used by the theologians of the Reformation, is to be preferred to the word “atonement.” Christ’s satisfaction is all He did in the room and on behalf of sinners to satisfy the demands of the law and justice of God. Christ’s work (suffering and obedience), were not merely for our benefit, but were in our place, as the suffering and obedience of our Substitute. Our guilt is forgiven by the punishment He bore. Atonement (making amends) has been made for sin, it is covered by His precious Blood. We are reconciled to God through Jesus. His work corrects the disturbed relations between God and man, taking away the obstacles interrupted by sin. The primary idea presented to us in Scriptures is that the death of Christ is a satisfaction of infinite worth which brings about God’s acceptance of us. Keep in mind that the atonement is not the cause but the consequence of God’s love to guilty men. Jn.3:16; Rom.3:24-25; Eph.1:7; 1 Jn. 1:9; 4:9. Atonement is necessary, if man is to be saved, there is no other way than this which God has devised and carried out. Ex.34:7; Jos.24:19; Ps.5:4; 7:11; Nah.1:2, 6; Rom. 3:5. This is God’s plan, clearly revealed; and that is all we need to know. Doctrine of atonement, Ex.30:15; 32:30; Lev.1:4; 4:20, 26, 31, 35; 5:6; 5:10,13,16,18; 6:7; 7:7; 8:34; 9:7;10:17 12:7; 14:18,21,29,53; 15:15,30; 16:6,10,16, 16:24,33; 17:11; 19:22; Num.5:8; 6:11; 8:12,21; 15:25,28; 16:46,47; 25:13; 28:30; 31:50; 2Chron.29:24; Neh.10:33; Eze.45:20; Mat.26:28; Rom 5:11.
ATONEMENT, DAY OF the great annual day of humiliation and expiation for the sins of the nation, “the fast” (Ac.27:9), and the only one commanded in the law of Moses. The manner of its observance is described in Lev.16:3-10; 23:26-32; Num.29:7-11. It was kept on the tenth day of the month Tisri, five days before the feast of Tabernacles, and lasted from sunset to sunset. explanation of. Ex.30:10. significance of. Lev.16:1. scapegoat ceremony. Lev.16:5-28.
BAAL lord. An idol of the Phenicians, god of the sun. Wickedly worshiped by the Israelites in the time of the judges. Jud. 2:10-23; 1 Sam.7:3-4. Wickedly worshiped by the kingdom of Israel. 2 K.17:16; Jer. 23:13; Hos.1:1-2:23; 13:1. Wickedly worshiped under Ahab. 1 K,16:31-33; 18:18; 19:18. Wickedly worshiped under Jehoram. 2 K.3:2. Wickedly worshiped by the Jews. 2 K.21:3; 2 Chron. 22:2-4; 24:7; 28:2; 33:3. Jeremiah protests against the worship of. Jer.2:8,23; 7:9. Altars of. Destroyed by Gideon. Jud.6:25-32. Destroyed by Jehoiada. 2 K.11:18. Destroyed by Josiah. 2 K.23:4-5. Prophets of Baal slain by Elijah. 1 K.18:40. All worshipers of Baal destroyed by Jehu. 2 K. 10:18-25. BAALIM is plural. Jud.2:11; 10:10; 1 K.18:18; Jer.2:23; Hos. 2:17. Baal is identified with Molech Jer.19:5. It was known to the Israelites as Baal-peor. Num.25:3; Deut.4:3. The priests of Baal were many. 1 K.18:19. Of various classes. 2 K.10:19. Their manner of offering sacrifices is described in 1 K.18:25-29. (2.) A Benjamite, son of Jehiel, the progenitor of the Gibeonites. 1 Chron. 8:30; 9:36. (3.) The name of a place inhabited by the Simeonites, the same probably as Baal-ath-beer.
BAAL-BERITH covenant lord, the name of the god worshipped in Shechem after the death of Gideon (Jud.8:33; 9:4). In 9:46 he is called simply “the god Berith.” The name denotes the god of the covenant into which the Israelites entered with the Canaanites, contrary to the command of Jehovah (Ex. 34:12), when they began to fall away to the
worship of idols.
BAAL-PEOR lord of the opening, a god of the Moabites. Num.25:3; 31:16; Jos.22:17 worshipped by obscene rites. So called from Mount Peor, where this worship was celebrated, the Baal of Peor. The Israelites fell into the worship of this idol. Num.25:3, 5, 18; Deut. 4:3; Ps.106:28; Hos. 9:10.
BAAL-ZEBUB fly-lord, the god of the Philistines at Ekron. 2 K.1:2-3, 16. This name was given to the god because he was supposed to be able to avert the plague of flies which in that region was to be feared. He was consulted by Ahaziah as to his recovery.
BABEL, TOWER OF description of. Gen.11:3-4. built for wrong reasons. Gen. 11:4. The Tower of Babel. Gen.11:1-9. BABYLON same as Babel. Nimrod the founder of. Gen.10:8-9. how it grew to a world power. 2 K.20:14. established itself at battle of Carchemish. 2 K.24:1. its three invasions into Judah. 2 K.24:1,10. how it treated its captives. 2 K.24:14; Ez.1:1. Isaiah predicted its destruction. Is.13:1,20; 47:1. why Hezekiah showed them his treasure. Is.39:4-7. relied on its own greatness. Is.47:8-9. deportation policy. Dan.1:1-2. education in. Dan.1:4. their riches came from misfortunes of others. Hab.2:9-13. Zechariah tells remaining exiles to leave. Zech.2:6-7. symbolizes anyone opposed to God. Rev.14:8. those who mourn at its fall. Rev.18:9-19.
BALANCE occurs in Lev.19:36; Is.46:6, , which means “a reed” or “a cane,” then a rod or beam of a balance. “Measuring reed” in Eze.40:3, 5; 42:16-18. Also see Dan.5:27. The balances as represented on the most ancient Egyptian monuments resemble those now in use. A “pair of
balances” is a symbol of justice and fair dealing. Job 31:6; Ps.62:9; Pro.11:1. The expression means great want and scarcity in Rev. 6:5.
BALDNESS Lev.13:40-41. A judgment. Is.3:24; Jer.47:5; 48:37; Eze.7:18. Shaving the head (artificial), a sign of mourning. Is.22:12; Jer. 16:6; Eze.27:31; 29:18; Am.8:10; Mic.1:16. Artificial, as an idolatrous practice, forbidden. Lev.21:5; Deut.14:1. Instances of. Elisha. 2 K.2:23.
Also see: Lev.21:5; Is.3:24; 15:2; Am.8:10.
BALM a fragrant medicinal balsam. Gen. 37:25; 43:11; Jer. 8:22; 46:11; 51:8; Eze. 27:17.
BANNER (1.) Large flag or banner. Num. 1:52; 2:2-3, 10, 18, 25; Song 2:4; 6:4, 10. (2.) The flag borne by each separate tribe. Num.2:2, 34. (3.) A high signal-flag, not carried but stationary. Ps.60:4; Is.5:26; 11:12; 13:2; 18:3; 30:17; Jer.4:6, 21; Eze. 27:7. (4.) A “sign of fire” (Jer.6:1) was sometimes used as a signal. The banners and ensigns of the Roman army had idolatrous images upon them, and hence they are called the “abomination of desolation.” The main Roman standard, however, was an eagle. Mat.24:28; Lu. 17:37. Figurative. Ps.20:5; 60:4; Song 2:4; 6:4; Is.13:2.
BANQUET a feast provided for guests. Esth.5; 7; 1 Pet.4:3. A banquet was provided for our Lord by His friends in Bethany. Mat.26:6; Mk.14:3; Jn.12:2. These meals in the days of Christ were usually called “suppers,” after the custom of the Romans, and were toward the close of the day. It was usual to send a second invitation (Mat.22:3; Lu.14:17) to those who had been already invited. When all were assembled, the master of the house shut the door with his own hands. Lu.13:25; Mat.25:10. The guests were first refreshed with water and fragrant oil. Lu.7:38; Mk. 7:4. A less frequent custom was that of supplying each guest with a robe to be worn during the feast. Ecc. 9:8; Rev. 3:4-5; Mat.22:11. At private banquets the master of the house presided; but on public occasions a “governor of the feast” was chosen. Jn.2:8. The guests were placed in order according to seniority (Gen.43:33), or according to the rank they held. Pro.25:6-7; Mat.23:6; Lu.4:7. As silverware is a modern invention, the hands alone were used, and were dipped in the dish, which was common to two of the guests. Jn. 13:26. In the days Jesus the guests reclined at table; but the ancient Israelites sat around low tables, cross-legged, like the modern Orientals. Guests were specially honored when extra portions were set before them (Gen.43:34), and when their cup was filled with wine till it ran over (Ps.23:5). The hands of the guests were usually cleaned by being rubbed on bread, the crumbs of which fell to the ground, and were the portion for dogs. Mat.15:27; Lu.16:21. Also see: Deut. 16:11; Ex.34:15; Jud.16:23; Gen.21:8; 29:22; 40:20; Mat.14:6; 1 Sam.25:2, 36;
2 Sam.13:23; Neh.8:10; Esth.9:19, 22. Accept God’s invitation to. Mat.22:1-14; Lu.14:15-24. What to do to attend. Mat.22:11-12.
BAPTISM of John the Baptist. Jn.1:25-26. As a sign of repentance. Mat.3:6. What it symbolizes. Mat.3:11; Mk.1:4; Rom.6:1-4; Col.2:11-12. With the Holy Spirit and fire. Mat.3:11; Lu.3:16. Why Jesus wanted to be baptized. Lu.3:21-22. How it identifies a believer with Jesus. Mat.28:19. Water is the outward and visible sign in. Ac.8:36; 10:47. Regeneration, inward and spiritual grace of. Jn.3:3, 5-6; Rom.6:3-4, 11. Remission of sins, signified by. Ac.2:38; 22:16.
BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD mentioned only in 1 Cor.15:29. Some say the strange practice which began at Corinth, in which a person was baptized in the place of others who had died before being baptized, hoping the benefits of that rite would be extended to the dead person. This may have been one of the incorrect customs which Paul went to Corinth to “set in order” 1 Cor.11:34.
BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT Foretold. Eze.36:25. Is through Christ. Tit. 3:6. Christ administered. Mat.3:11; Jn.1:33 Promised to saints. Ac.1:5; 2:38-39; 11:16. All saints partake of. 1 Cor. 12:13. Necessity of. Jn.3:5; Ac.19:2-6; Rom.8:9. Renews and cleanses the soul. Tit.3:5; 1 Pet.3:20-21. The Word of God instrumental to. Ac.10:44; Eph.5:26. Typified. Ac.2:1-4.
BAPTISM WITH FIRE is judgment on all those who reject Jesus for the full pardon of their sins. Mt.3:11; Lu.3:16. Everyone will one day be baptized; either now willingly and gratefully, by God’s Holy Spirit, or later by the fire of His judgment.
BARABBAS who he was. Jn.18:40. Why the crowd picked him over Jesus. Mt.27:21.
BARBARIAN A foreigner. Ac.28:2-4; Rom.1:14; 1 Cor. 4:11; Col. 3:11.
BAREFOOT To go barefoot was a sign of great distress (Is.20:2-4) or of some great calamity having fallen on a person (2 Sam. 15:30).
BAR-JESUS A false prophet. Ac.13:6.
BAR-JONA Last name of Peter. Mt.16:17.
BARNABAS who he was. Ac.4:36. shows us how to help new believers.Ac.11:22-26. begins first missionary journey with Paul. Ac.13:2-3. disagrees with Paul about Mark. Ac.15:36-39. Barnabas and Saul in Antioch. Ac.11:19-30. goes to Cyprus with Paul. Ministry in Cyprus. Ac.13:5-12. 13:14-49.
BARN a storehouse (Deut.28:8; Job 39:12; Hag.2:19) for grain, usually under ground, although also sometimes above ground (Lu. 12:18). Also: 2 K.6:27; Pro.3:10; Joel 1:17; Mt.6:26; Lu.12:24. Figurative of Heaven. Mt.13:30.
BARREN woman who could have no children. Gen.16:2; 30:1-23; 1 Sam.1:6, 27; Is.47:9; 49:21; Lu.1:25). Instances of barrenness are noticed. Gen.11:30; 25:21; 29:31; Jud.13:2-3; Lu.1:7, 36.
BASE FELLOWS wicked persons, sons of Belial. De.13:13; Jud.9:4; 11:3; 19:22; 20:13; 1Sam.2:12; 10:27; 25:3; 25:17; 25:25; 30:22; 2Sam.3:34; 20:1; 1Ki.21:10 2Chron.13:7; Job 30:8.
BASICS OF THE FAITH Jn.1:12-13; 3:3-8, 15-18; 14:6; Eph.2:8-9; 2 Pet.1:12-15; 1 John 2:24; 5:10-12; Rev. 3:3.
BASTARD Excluded from the congregation. Deut. 23:2. Instances of. Ishmael. Gen.16:3,15; Gal.4:22. Moab and Ammon. Gen.19:36-37. Jephthah. Jud.11:1. David’s child by Bath-sheba. 2 Sam.11:2-5. Figurative. Zech. 9:6; Heb.12:8. In Zech. 9:6, the word is used in the sense of foreigner. From the history of Jephthah we learn that there were bastard offspring among the Jews. Jud.11:1-7. In Heb.12:8 the word means those who do not share the privileges of God’s children.
BATHSHEBA David fell deeper and deeper into sin with her. 2 Sam.11:1.
BEAM In 1 Sam.17:7 it means a weaver’s frame; in Hab.2:11 a crossbeam or girder; 2 K.6:2, 5, a cross-piece or rafter of a house; 1 K.7:6, an architectural ornament as a projecting step or moulding; Eze.41:25, a thick plank. In the New Testament the word occurs only in Mt.7:3-5 and Lu.6:41-42, where it means a large piece of wood used for building purposes, as contrasted with “mote” a small piece or mere splinter. “Mote” and “beam” are well-known for little and great faults.
BEAR native of the mountains of W. Asia, often mentioned in Scripture. David defended his flocks against the attacks of a bear. 1 Sam.17:34-37. Bears came out of the wood and destroyed the children who mocked the prophet Elisha. 2 K.2:24. Their habits are referred to in Is. 59:11; Pro.28:15; Lam.3:10. The fury of the female bear when robbed of her young is spoken of. 2 Sam.17:8; Pro.17:12; Hos.13:8. In Daniel’s vision of the four great monarchies, the Medo-Persian empire is represented by a bear. Dan.7:5.
BEARD Worn long by Aaron. Ps.133. Worn long by Samson. Jud.16:17. Worn long by David. 1 Sam.21:13; Eze.5:1. Shaven by Egyptians. Gen.41:14. Untrimmed in mourning. 2 Sam.19:24. Plucked. Ez.9:3. Cut. Is.7:20; 15:2; Jer. 41:5; 48:37. Lepers required to shave. Lev.13:29-33; 14:9. Idolatrous practice of marring, forbidden. Lev.19:27; 21:5. Beards of David’s ambassadors half shaven by the king of the Amorites. 2 Sam.10:4.
BEAST Created by God. Gen.1:24-25; 2:19. Creation of, exhibits God’s power. Jer.27:5. Made for the praise and glory of God. Ps.148:10. Differ in flesh from birds and fishes. 1 Cor.15:39. Herb of the field given to, for food. Gen.1:30. Power over, given to man. Gen.1:26, 28; Ps.8:7. Instinctively fear man. Gen.9:2. Received their names from Adam. Gen.2:19-20. Given to man for food after the flood. Gen. 9:3. Not to be eaten alive or with blood. Gen.9:4; Deut. 12:16, 23. That died naturally or were torn, not to be eaten. Ex. 22:31; Lev.17:15; 22:8. Supply clothing to man. Gen.3:21; Job 31:20. The property of God. Ps.50:10. Subjects of God’s care. Ps. 36:6; 104:10-11. DESCRIBED AS. Devoid of speech. 2 Pet.2:16. Devoid of understanding. Ps.32:9; 73:22. Devoid of immortality. Ps.49:12-15. Possessed of instinct. Is.1:3. Being four-footed. Ac.10:12 By nature wild. Ps.50:11; Mk.1:13. Capable of being tamed. Jam.3:7. Many kinds of, noisome and destructive. Lev.26:6; Eze. 5:17. Many kinds of, domestic. Gen.36:6; 45:17. Lessons of wisdom to be learned from. Job 12:7. FOUND IN. Deserts. Is. 13:21. Fields. Deut.7:22; Joel 2:22. Mountains. Song 4:8. Forests. Is.56:9; Mic. 5:8.
BEAST, THE Antichrist.
BEATING As a punishment. Ex.5:14; Deut. 25:3; Mk. 13:9; Ac.5:40; 16:22; Acts 16:37; 18:17; 21:32; 22:19.
BEATITUDES how to understand them. 1. Humility conscious need Mt. 5:3 2. Mourning for sin Mt. 5:4 3. Meekness shows the birth of a new spirit Mt. 5:5 4. Spiritual hunger shows growth Mt. 5:6 5. Merciful, an attribute of God, indicating further advance Mt. 5:7 6. Heart Purity Mt. 5:8 7.Christlike peacemaking Mt. 5:9 8. Suffering for Christ, Mt. 5:10-12. Blessed Ones, Nu.24:9; Ru.2:20; Ps.1:1; 2:12; 21:6 32:1; 40:4; 41:1; 65:4; 84:4; 84:12; 89:15; 106:3; 112:1; 115:15; 119:1; 127:5; 128:1 Pro.8:32; Is.32:20; 56:2;Jer.17:7; Dan. 12:12; Mal.3:12; Mt.11:6; 24:46; Lu.1:28; 1:45; 6:22; 7:23; 11:28; 12:37; 12:43; Jn. 13:17; 20:29 Rom.4:7; Jam.1:12; Rev.1:3; 14:13; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7; 22:14.
BEAUTIFUL GATE name of one of the gates of the temple. Ac.3:2. Supposedly the door which led from the court of the Gentiles to the court of the women. It was of massive structure, and covered with plates of Corinthian brass.
BEAUTY begins inside a person. Gen. 24:15-16; 1 Tim.2:9-10. our work can take on beauty. Ex.35:26. Spiritual beauty described, Ps.149:4; Song.1:14; 4:1; 6:1; 6:4; 6:10; 7:1; Eze.16:14; Eph.5:27; 1Pet.3:4. Christlikeness, Rom.8:29; 1Cor. 15:49; 2Cor.3:18; Php.3:21; Col.3:10; 2Pet. 1:4; 1Jn.3:2.
BEAUTY OF NATURE Its Beauty reflects God’s glory. Song.2:12; Is.35:1; Mt.6:29. Its Lessons reveal God’s careful design. Ps.8:3-4; Mt.6:28; 13:31; Mk.4:28; 13:28. Its Mysteries. Ps. 139:15; Ec.11:5; Mk.4:27-28; Jn.3:8.
BEG The poor existed among Israel, (Ex.23:11; Deut. 15:11), but there is no mention of beggars properly so called in the O.T. The poor were provided for by the law of Moses.(Lev.19:10; Deut. 12:12; 14:29. It is predicted that the seed of the wicked shall be beggars. Ps.37:25; 109:10. In the N.T. we find mention of beggars (Mk. 10:46; Lu.16:20-21; Ac.3:2), yet there is no mention of such a class as vagrant beggars, so numerous in the East. Beggarly means worthless in Gal.4:9.
BEGGARS among princes. 1 Sam.2:8. Not the seed of the righteous. Ps.37:25. The children of the wicked. Ps.109:10; Pro.20:4; Lu.16:3. Instances of. Bartimeus. Mk.10:46 Lazarus. Lu.16:20-22. The blind man. Jn. 9:8. The lame man. Ac.3:2-5.
BEGINNINGS creation of the world. Gen.1:1. Israelites poised at Canaan for a fresh start. Num.20:1. beginning a job that others will finish. Jud.13:5. forgiveness of sin leads to fresh start. 2 Sam.12:20-24. Jesus’ death was a beginning not an end. Lu.23:38. Also see: Jn.1:1-2; Ep.3:9; 2 Th.2:13; Heb.1:10; 3:14; 7:3; 1 Jn.1:1; 2:7, 13-14; 2:24; 3:8,11; 2 Jn.5-6; Rev.1:8; 3:14; 21:6; 22:13.
BELIAL worthlessness, often used in the O.T. as a proper name. It is first used in Deut. 13:13. In the N.T. it is found only in 2 Cor.6:15, where it is used as a name of Satan, which represents all that is evil. It is translated “wicked” in Deut. 15:9; Ps.41:8; 101:3; Pro.6:12. Son or man of Belial means a worthless, lawless person. Jud. 19:22; 20:13; 1 Sam.1:16; 2:12.
BELIEF Jn.3:16, 36; 20:31; Ac.3:16; 16:31; Ep.2:8-9; 1 Jn.5:10-12.
BELIEF, BELIEVE God declares us righteous when we believe. Gen.15:6. what you do can’t be separated from what you believe. Deut. 27:9-10; Mt.7:21. seems too simple to many. 2 K.5:12. what your attitudes reveal about your belief. 2 K. 17:27-29. gives us courage. Ps.18:30. faith requires belief. Lu.9:18-20. when it is hard to believe in Jesus’ help. Mk.8:17-18. don’t miss opportunities to. Jn.7:3-5. refusing to believe leads to a hard heart. Jn.12:39-41. stages of. Lu.24:11-12. believing for the wrong reasons. 1 John 2:19.
BELIEVER Someone who has accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Righteous in God’s eyes.
BELIEVERS should provide for the needy. Deut.14:28-29. must support each other in difficult times. Esth.4:16. must trust God in adversity. Job 1:9. all are God’s chosen people. Is.41:8-10. people will be judged by how they treat believers. Ob. 1:15. many who claim to be will be rejected by God. Mt.7:21. must coexist with unbelievers. Mt.13:30. have direct access to God. Jn.16:23-2. why the world hates them. Jn.17:14. essential for them to be unified.
Jn.17:21-23. importance of helping new ones. Ac.11:26; Philemon 1:17-19. how others’ life experiences can help you better know how God works. Ac.10:45. do people know you are one? Ac.23:2-5. how to know if you are one. Rom.8:9. do you act more like an unbeliever? 1 Cor.6:9-11. two gifts God gives to believers. 2 Cor.1:21-22. don’t be partners with unbelievers. 2 Cor. 6:14-18. no barriers should separate them. Phil.4:22. all believers are our brothers and sisters. Philemon 1:16. need companionship of other believers. Heb.10:25. what is the priesthood of believers? 1 Peter 2:9. elements that should characterize them.
1 Pet.3:8. how God will seal them in the end times. Rev. 7:4-8. Who can become a believer? The sick, Mt. 4:24; 8:16. The demon-possessed, Mt. 9:32. Those whom the Church fails to help, Mk. 9:17–20. The helpless, Lu.5:18–19. The blind, Lu.18:40. The seekers, Jn.1:41–42; 12:20–22. The doubters, Jn. 1:45–46. The sinful, Jn. 8:3. The mourners, Jn.11:28.
BELIEVERS KEPT, Kept in the Father's name, Jn.17:11. Kept in safety, Jn.17:12. Kept in joyfulness, Jn.17:13. Kept in purity, Jn.17:15. Kept separated from the world, Jn.17:16. Kept in process of sanctification, Jn.17:17. Kept in active service, Jn 17:18. Kept in perfect unity, Jn.17:20–21. Kept for the coming glory, Jn.17:22–24.
BELLY the seat of the carnal affections. Tit.1:12; Phil.3:19; Rom.16:18. The word is used for the heart. Pro.18:8; 20:27; 22:18. The “belly of hell” signifies the grave or underworld (Jonah 2:2). Figuratively for the seat of the affections. Job 15:2; 15:35; 20:20; Ps.44:25; Pro.18:20; 20:27; 20:30; Hab.3:16; Jn.7:38; Tit.1:12.
BELOVED Song 2:16; 6:3.
BELOVED DISCIPLE John. Jn.13:23;
19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20. Empowered. Mk. 3:15; 6:7; Lu.10:19; 12:12; Ac.4:33; 6:10.
BEREAVEMENT From God. Ex.12:29; Ho.9:12. Mourning in, forbidden to Aaron, on account of his son’s wickedness. Lev. 10:6. Mourning in, forbidden to Ezekiel, for his wife. Eze.24:16-18. Instances of. Abraham, of Sarah. Gen.23:2. Jacob, of Joseph. Gen.37:34-35. Joseph, of his father. Gen.50:1,4. The Egyptians, of their firstborn. Ex.12:29-33. Naomi, of her husband. Ru.1:3,5,20-21. David, of his child by Bath-sheba. 2 Sam.l 12:15-23. David, of Absalom. 2 Sam.18:33; 19:4.
BIBLE Word of God. Called Book. Ps. 40:7; Rev.22:19. Called Book of the Lord. Is.34:16. Called Book of the Law. Neh.8:3; Gal.3:10. Called Good Word of God. Heb.6:5. Called Holy Scriptures. Rom.1:2; 2 Tim.3:15. Called Law of the Lord. Ps.1:2; Is.30:9. Called Oracles of God. Rom. 3:2;
1 Pe.4:11. Called Scriptures. 1 Cor.15:3. Called Scriptures of Truth. Dan.10:21. Called Sword of the Spirit. Ep.6:17. Called the Word. Jam.1:21-23; 1 Pe.2:2. Called Word of God. Lu.11:28; Heb.4:12. Called Word of Christ. Col.3:16. Called Word of Life. Phil.2:16. Called Word of Truth. 2 Tim.2:15; Jam.1:18. Compared to seed. Mt.13:3-8; 13:18-23; 13:37-38; Mk.4:3-20; 4:26-32; Lu.8:5-15. Compared to a two-edged sword. Heb.4:12. To be read publicly. Deut.31:11-13; Jos.8:33-35; 2 K. 23:2; 2 Ch.17:7-9; Neh.8:1-8; 8:13; 8:18; Jer.36:6; Ac.13:15,27; Col.4:16; 1 Thes. 5:27. Explained. Neh.8:8. Explained by Jesus. Lu.4:16-27; 24:27; 24:45. Searched. Ac.17:11. Searching of, commanded. Jn. 5:39; 7:52. Texts of, were written on doorposts. Deut.6:9; 11:20. Not to add any thing to, or take anything away from. Deut. 4:2; 12:32; Pro.30:5-6; Rev.22:18-19.
Conviction of sin from reading. 2 K. 22:9-13; 2 Ch.17:7-10; 34:1-33. Fulfilled by Jesus. Mt.5:17; Lu.24:27; Jn.19:24. Testify of Jesus. Jn.5:39; Ac.10:43; 18:28; 1 Cor. 15:3.
BIGAMY Polygamy, forbidden. Lev. 18:18; Deut.17:17; Mal.2:14-15; Mt. 19:4-5; Mk.10:2-8; 1 Tim.3:2; 3:12; Tit.1:6. Authorized 2 Sam.12:8. Tolerated. Ex. 21:10; 1 Sam.1:2; 2 Ch.24:3. Practiced. Job 27:15; Gen. 4:19; 16:1-16; 26:34; 28:9; 29:30; 1 Ch.4:5; Jud.8:30; 1 Sam.25:39-44; 2 Sam.3:2-5; 5:13; 1 Ch.2:1-8:40; 14:3; 1 K.11:1-8; 2 Ch.11:18-23; 13:21; 21:14; 24:3; 2 K. 10:1; 24:15; Dan.5:2. Ho.3:1-2. The evil effects of. Husband picks favorite. Deut. 21:15-17; Gen.29:30; 30:15; 1 Sam. 1:5; 2 Ch.11:21. Domestic chaos. Gen. 16:1-16; 21:9-16; 29:30-34; 30:1-23; 1 Sam.1:4-7; 1 K.11:4.BINDING AND LOOSING Mt.18:18. Carrying a key was a symbol of power of opening and closing. The apostles were given power by Jesus to bind and to loose. Mt.16:19. Peter loosed the feet of a crippled man. Ac.3:1-10. Paul bound the sight of Bar-Jesus. Ac.13:8-11. This does not mean to bind or loose a person’s sins, for no man can either pardon or keep men’s sins. No one can forgive sins but God alone. Binding and loosing, in the common language of the Jews, meant to forbid and to allow, or to teach what is lawful or unlawful. The apostles were responsible for preaching the Gospel (telling of Christ), just as are all believers.
BIRTH 1. the act of a person being physically born. 2. spiritual birth. Jn.1:12-13.
BIRTHRIGHT Belonged to the firstborn. Deut.21:15-16. Entitled the firstborn to a
double portion of inheritance. Deut. 21:15-17. Entitled the firstborn to royal succession. 2 Ch.21:3. An honorable title. Ex.4:22; Ps.89:27; Jer.31:9; Rom.8:29; Col. 1:15; Heb.1:6; 12:23; Rev.1:5. Sold by Esau. Gen.25:29-34; 27:36; Rom.9:12-13; Heb.12:16. Forfeited by Reuben. 1 Ch. 5:1-2. Set aside, that of Manasseh. Gen. 48:15-20. Set aside, that of Adonijah. 1 K. 2:15. Hosah’s son. 1 Ch.26:10.
BISHOP an overseer. In apostolic times, there was no difference between bishops and elders or presbyters. Ac.20:17-28; 1 Pe.5:1-2; Phil.1:1; 1 Tim.3. Christ is figuratively called “the bishop of souls” (1 Pe.2:25.
BLEMISH imperfection or bodily deformity excluding men from the priesthood, and rendering animals unfit to be offered in sacrifice. Lev.21:17-23; 22:19-25. The TRUE Christian church, those believers justified in Christ, is “without blemish.” Ep.5:27. Christ offered himself a sacrifice “without blemish,” acceptable to God. 1 Pe.1:19.
BLASPHEMY speaking evil of God. Ps.74:18; Is.52:5; Rom.2:24; Rev.13:1, 6; 16:9, 11, 21. It also means any kind of slander, lies, evil-speaking, or abuse. 1 K. 21:10; Ac.13:45; 18:6. Our Lord, Jesus was accused of blasphemy when He claimed to be the Son of God. Mt.26:65; 9:3; Mk. 2:7. Anyone who denies His Messiahship blaspheme Jesus. Lu.22:65; Jn.10:36. Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. Mt. 12:31-32; Mk.3:28-29; Lu.12:10, is a continued and stubborn rejection of the Gospel, and is considered an unpardonable sin, simply because as long as a sinner remains in unbelief he voluntarily excludes himself from pardon which is available only through Jesus. It also was designating the sin of giving the power of Satan to those miracles which Christ performed, because Christ’s miracles were the result of the Spirit’s agency.
BLESS (1.) God blesses His people when He bestows on them some gift temporal or spiritual. Gen.1:22; 24:35; Job 42:12; Ps. 45:2; 104:24, 35). (2.) We bless God when we thank Him for His mercies (Ps.103:1-2; 145:1-2). (3.) We blesses ourselves when we summon God’s blessing, Is.65:16, or when we rejoice in God’s goodness to us Deut.29:19; Ps.49:18). (4.) We bless another when we express good wishes or offer prayers to God on their behalf. Gen. 24:60; 31:55; 1 Sam.2:20. Sometimes blessings were uttered under divine inspiration. Gen.9:26-27; 27:28-29, 40; 48:15-20; 49:1-28; Deut. 33. The Levite priests were divinely authorized to bless the people. Deut.10:8; Num.6:22-27. There are many examples of apostolic benediction. 2 Cor.13:14; Ep.6:23-24; 2 Thes.3:16,18; Heb.13:20-21; 1 Pe.5:10-11. (5.) Among the Jews in their thank-offerings the master of the feast took a cup of wine in his hand, and after having blessed God for it and for other mercies then enjoyed, handed it to his guests, who all partook of it. Ps.116:13. It is also alluded to in 1 Cor.10:16, where the apostle speaks of the “cup of blessing.”
BLESSED, THE Those God chooses. Ps. 65:4; Ep.1:3-4. Those whom God calls. Is.51:2; Rev.19:9. Those who know Christ. Mt.16:16-17. Those who know the Gospel. Ps.89:15. Those who are not offended at Christ. Mt.11:6. Those who believe. Lu. 1:45; Gal.3:9. Those whose sins are forgiven. Ps.32:1-2; Rom.4:7. Those to whom God imputes righteousness without works. Rom.4:6-9. Those whom God chastens. Job 5:17; Ps.94:12. Those who suffer for Christ. Lu.6:22. Those who have the Lord for their God. Ps.144:15. Those who trust in God. Ps.2:12; 34:8; 40:4; 84:12; Jer.17:7. Those who fear God. Ps. 112:1; 128:1,4. Those who hear and keep the Word of God. Ps.119:2; Jam.1:24; Mt.13:16; Lu.11:28; Rev.1:3; 22:7. Those who delight in the commandments of God. Ps.112:1. Those who keep the God’s commandments. Rev.22:14. Those who wait for the Lord. Is.30:18. Those whose strength is in the Lord. Ps.84:5. Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness. Mt. 5:6. Those who frequent the house of God. Ps.65:4; 84:5. Those who avoid the wicked. Ps.1:1. Those who endure temptation. Jam. 1:12. Those who watch against sin. Rev. 16:15. Those who rebuke sinners. Pro. 24:25. Those who watch for the Lord. Lu. 12:37. Those who die in the Lord. Rev. 14:13. Those who have part in the first resurrection. Rev.20:6. Those who favor saints. Gen.12:3; Ru.2:10. The undefiled. Ps.119:1. The pure in heart. Mt.5:8. The just. Ps.106:3; 10:6. The children of the just. Pro.20:7. The righteous. Ps.5:12. The generation of the upright. Ps.112:2. The faithful. Pro.28:20. The poor in spirit. Mt. 5:3. The meek. Mt.5:5. The merciful. Mt. 5:7. The bountiful. Deut.15:10; Ps.41:1; Pro.22:9; Lu.14:13-14. The peace-makers. Mt.5:9. Holy mourners. Mt.5:4; Lu.6:21. Saints at the judgment day. Mt.25:34. Those who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. Lu.14:15; Rev.19:9.
BLESSINGS five parts of an ancient blessing. Num.6:24-26. come to the faithful. 1 Sam.2:21. lack of faith limits them. 2 K. s 4:6. received through humble obedience. 2 K.5:9-15. prosperity not always an sign of. 2 K.14:28. don’t use to impress others. 2 K. 20:12-19. balancing God’s blessings and judgment. 1 Ch.13:10-14. why God blessed David. 1 Ch.14:2. don’t let God’s blessings make you forget Him. Neh. 9:35. some of God’s are conditional. Ps.34:1. what keeps us from God’s ultimate ones. Ps.95:11. come from reverencing God. Ps.112:1. may lead first to pain. Lu.1:30-31. being hard hearted despite ours. Lu.16:19-31. how persecution is a blessing. Ac.5:41. come from staying in contact with God’s people. Ep.3:14-15. don’t always come as material possessions. Jam.2:2-4. of eternal life. Rev. 21:7-8.
BLAIN inflammatory abscess. Ex. 9:9-10.
BLAINS occurs only in connection with the sixth plague of Egypt. Ex.9:9-10. In Deut.28:27, 35, it is called “the botch of Egypt.” Fearful disease of black leprosy, a kind of elephantiasis, producing burning ulcers.
BLAME excusing your sin by blaming others for it. Gen.16:5; Mal.2:14; Jam. 1:13-15. can’t blame God for your sins. Num.20:3-5; Is.8:21. blaming others won’t solve your problems.1 Sam.30:6. we’re not to blame for all our troubles. Job 5:8. you’re not to blame if others reject your efforts to share Gospel. Ac.13:51.
BLASTING blight 1 K.8:37. Sent as a judgment. Deut.28:22; 2 K.19:7; Is.37:7; Am.4:9; Hag.2:17. Figurative. Ex.15:8;
2 Sam.22:16; Job 4:9; Ps.18:15.
BLIND Blind beggars are frequently mentioned. Mt.9:27; 12:22; 20:30; Jn.5:3. The blind are to be treated with compassion Lev.19:14; Deut.27:18. Blindness was sometimes a punishment for disobedience. 1 Sam.11:2; Jer.39:7. sometimes the effect of old age. Gen.27:1; 1 K.14:4; 1 Sam. 4:15. Conquerors sometimes blinded their captives. 2 K.25:7; 1 Sam.11:2). Blindness
means ignorance as to spiritual things. Is.6:10; 42:18-19; Mt.15:14; Ep.4:18. The opening of the eyes of the blind is characteristic to the Messiah. Is.29:18. Elymas was smitten with blindness at Paul’s word. Ac.13:11.
BLINDNESS, SPIRITUAL greed causes spiritual blindness. Num.22:20-23. the blind men who were persistent. Mt.9:28. being blind to Jesus’ true identity. Mt.20:30. two blind men with spiritual eyesight. Mt.20:30. Also see: Ex.5:2; Deut. 29:4; .32:28-29; Jud.16:20; Job 21:14; 22:13-14; Ps.10:5-6; 14:1; 14:4; 73:2-28; 79:6; 82:5; 92:6; 94:7-8; 95:10; 119:18; Pro.1:7,22,29-30; 4:19; 7:7-23; 10:21; 13:18; 14:12; 17:16; 19:2-3; 28:5; Ec.7:25; Is.1:3; 5:13,20; 6:9-10; 9:2; 26:10-11; 27:11; 28:13,15; 29:10-12; 40:21; 40:27-28; 42:6-7,18-20; 44:18-20; 48:8; 53:1; 56:10; 60:2; Jer.2:8; 4:22; 5:4-5,21; 8:7-9; 9:3,6; 16:10; 17:9; Eze.12:2; Dan. 12:10; Ho.4:1,6,14; 5:4; 7:11; Am.9:10; Mic.4:12; Mt.5:15-16; 6:23; 13:13-16,19; 15:14; 16:3; 22:29; 23:16-24; Mk.4:11-12; 4:15; 6:52; 7:18; 12:24; Lu.4:18; 8:10,12; 11:52; 12:48,57; 19:42; 23:34; Jn.1:5,10; 3:4; 3:9-12,19-20,31; 4:10-11; 4:15; 4:22; 6:52,60; 7:28; 8:12,15,19,27,33,42-43,52; 8:54-55,57; 9:29-39; 12:38-41; 14:17; 15:21; 16:2-3; 17:25; Ac.3:17; 13:27; 17:23; 19:2; 26:18; Rom.1:19-22,28-32; 2:4; 11:25; 1 Cor.1:18; 1:20-21; 2:8,14-15; 15:34; 2 Cor.3:14-15; 4:3-4,6; Gal.4:8; Ep. 4:18; 5:8; Col.1:13; 1 Thes.4:4-5; 5:4-7;
2 Thes.1:8; 2 Thes.2:11-12; 2 Tim.3:7; 2 Tim. 3:13; Tit.1:16; Heb.5:11-12; 1 Pe. 1:14; 2:9; 2 Pe.1:9; 3:16; 1 Jn.1:6,8; 2:4,9; 2:11; 3:1; 3:6; 4:8; 3 Jn.1:11; Jude 1:10; Rev. 3:17.
BLOOD importance of blood shed during sacrifices. Ex.12:3; 24:6-8. how blood makes atonement for sin. Lev.17:11-14. why eating or drinking blood was prohibited. Lev.17:14; Deut.12:16. what Jesus meant by “drinking” His Blood. Jn. 6:56. how Jesus’ Blood relates to the new covenant. Mt.26:28; Mk.14:24; Lu.22:20. why forgiveness requires the shedding of blood. Heb.9:22. animal blood could not take sin away. Heb.10:4. Jesus’ Blood takes away God’s wrath from us. Rom.5:1. Jesus’ Blood cleanses us from sin. 1 Jn.1:7. Jesus’ Blood is precious. 1 Pe.1:18-19; 1 Jn.1:7; 1 Co.6:11. Blood Of Christ. Mt. 26:28; Mk.4:24; Lu.22:20; Jn.6:53-56; 19:34; Ac.20:28; Rom.3:24-25; 5:9; 1 Cor. 10:16; 11:25; Ep.1:7; 2:13,16; Col.1:14,20; Heb.9:12-14; 10:19-20,29; 12:24; 13:12; 13:20; 1 Pe.1:2,18-19; 1 Jn.1:7; 5:6,8; Rev. 1:5-6; 5:9; 7:14; 12:11.
BLOODY SWEAT the sign and token of our Lord’s great agony. Lu.22:44.
BLOT a stain or reproach. Job 31:7; Pro. 9:7. To blot out sin is to forgive it. Ps.51:1, 9; Is.44:22; Ac.3:19. Christ’s blotting out the handwriting of ordinances was His fulfilling the law in our behalf. Col. 2:14.
BOANERGES sons of thunder, a surname given by our Lord to James and John (Mk. 3:17) because of their fiery and impulsive temper. Lu.9:54.
BOASTING bragging. usually harmful. Gen.37:6-11. Paul wasn’t. Phil.3:4-6.
BOASTERS Examples: Ex .5:9; Jud.9:38; 1Sa.14:12; 17:10, 44; 1Ki.20:10; 2Ki.18:23,34; 19:12; 2Ch.25:19; 32:13; Ps. 12:4; 73:9; 75:4; Isa.10:11; 36:8; 36:19; 37:11; Jer.48:14; Ez.35:13; Dan.3:1; 7:8; 7:20; Zep.2:8. Mt.23:30; 26:33; Mk.14:29; Ac.5:36; 8:9; Rom.1:30; 2Tim.3:2; 2Pe. 2:18; Jude 16. Rev.13:5. Foolishness: Ps 10:3; 49:6-7; 52:1; 94:4; Pro.20:14; 25:14; 27:1; Mt.26:35; Rom.11:18; 1Co.4:7; Ja.3:5; 4:16.
BOAT, ship. Gen.6:13-22; Num.24:24; 2 Sam.19:18; 1 K.9:26; 10:11; 22:48; 2 Ch. 8:17-18; 20:35-37; Eze.27:5,7,9; Dan. 11:30. Is.18:2; 33:23; 60:9; Jam.3:4; Ac.20:13; 21:3; 27:1-2,9-10, 27:14,17,19, 29-30, 32,37,40,44; 28:11; Jon.1:13; Mt.8:23; Mk.6:48; Heb.6:19.
BOAZ ancestor of Jesus. Mt.1:5; Lu.3:32. History of. Ruth 2:1-4:22. One of the brazen pillars of the temple. 1 Kings 7:21; 2 Ch.. 3:17.
BODY a slave. 1 Cor.9:27. Called House. 2 Cor.5:1. Called House of Clay. Job 4:19. Called the Temple of God. 1 Cor.3:16; 6:15,19; Ep.2:20-21; 1 Pe.2:5. Corruptible. Job 17:14; 1 Cor.15:53-54. Resurrection of. 1 Cor.15:19-54.
BODY OF CHRIST, the. term for the true church; all those who call Christ Jesus their Lord. Throughout the New Testament Jesus Christ is often referred to as the “head” of this body. Ep.1:22-23.
BODY, BODIES how we pollute ours. Eze.5:11. Jesus came to save our bodies too. Lu.9:2; 3 Jn.1:2. Jesus’ resurrection body. Lu.24:36-43; Jn.20:27. illustrates unity among believers. Rom.12:4-5; 1 Cor. 12:12. body and soul inseparably related. 1 Cor.6:12-13. spiritually they belong to God. 1 Cor.6:19-20. physically they belong to spouse. 1 Cor.7:4. what our resurrection bodies will be like. 1 Cor.15:35.
BOIL a tumor. Plague of Egyptians. Ex. 9:9-10; Deut. 28:27,35. Plague of the Philistines. 1 Sam.5:6,9; 6:5. Of Hezekiah, healed. 2 K.20:7; Is.38:21. Of Job. Job 2:7-8. Levitical ceremonies prescribed for. Lev.13:18-23.
BOLDNESS courage. Ac.1:8; 4:23-32. Of the righteous. Pro.14:26; 28:1; Ep.3:12; Heb.4:16; 10:19; 13:6; 1 Jn.2:28; 4:17.
Instances of, in prayer. Abraham. Gen. 18:23-32. Moses. Ex.33:12-18.
BOLDNESS, HOLY Christ an example of. Jn.7:26. Only through faith in Christ. Ep. 3:12; Heb.10:19. Characteristic of saints. Pro.28:1. PRODUCED BY. Trust in God. Is.50:7. Fear of God. Ac.4:19; 5:29. Faithfulness to God. 1 Tim.3:13. Expresses your trust in God. Heb.13:6. Have it in prayer. Ep.3:12; Heb.4:16. Saints shall have it in judgment. 1 Jn.4:17. Exhortations to. Jos.1:7; 2 Ch.19:11; Jer.1:8; Eze.3:9. Pray for. Ac.4:29; Ep.6:19-20. Demonstrated. Gen.18:22-32; 32:24-29; Ex.32:31-32; 33:18; Num.16:47-48; 1 Sam.17:45; 1 K. 18:15, 18; Neh.6:11; Dan.3:17-18; 6:10; Mk.15:43; Ac.4:8-13; 7:51; 9:27, 29; 19:8; 14:3; 18:26.
BOOK OF LIFE, the, a record found in Heaven that lists the names of every person who has committed his or her life to Christ Jesus and can be called a follower of God. Dan.12:1; Lu.10:20; Rev.3:5; 21:27. All names appearing are marked for salvation through their faith in Christ. Lu.10:17-20; Rev.20:11-15. Also: Ex.32:33; Ps.56:8; 69:28; 87:6; Is.4:3; Dan.7:10; Mal. 3:16; Php.4:3; Heb.12:23; Rev.13:8; 17:8; 20:12; 22:19.
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE may or may not be an actual book, but the thing to consider is that God knows all those who remain faithful to Him, and who love, fear, honor, and respect Him. Ps.56:8; 139:16; Mal.3:16.
BOOTH hut made of tree branches. In such tabernacles Jacob sojourned for a season. Gen.33:17. erected also at the feast of Tabernacles. Lev.23:42-43, which commemorated the life of the Israelites in Also: Neh.8:14; Jon.4:5; Mk.9:5; Lu.9:33.
BOOTY people, cattle or things of value taken in war. In Canaan all that breathed were to be destroyed. Deut.20:16. The “pictures and images” of the Canaanites were also to be destroyed. Num.33:52. The law of booty as to its division is laid down in Num.31:26-47. David later introduced new rules. 1 Sam.30:24-26; 2 Sam.8:11; 1 Ch.26:27.
BORING THE EAR a symbol of slavery for life. Ex.21:6.
BORN AGAIN describes what takes place when a person accepts Christ Jesus as his or her personal Saviour. Basically, a person becomes spiritually “reborn”, escaping spiritual death and receiving eternal life. Jn.3:3-7. how it occurs. Jn.1:12-13; 1 Jn.3:9. a gift from God. Jn.3:8; Rom.6:23; Ep.2:8-9. eternal life begins at. Jn.3:36; 5:24; 6:47. comes only through Christ. Jn.14:6; Ac.4:12; 9:3-5. what it means to be a “new” person. Rom.7:4. doesn’t take away sinful desires at once. Gal.5:24. brings forces of evil against us. Ep.6:12 • privileges that come from. Heb.10:22-25. Salvation.
BORROW The Israelites “borrowed” from the Egyptians. Ex.12:35, or asked because of a divine command. Ex.3:22; 11:2. The word means to “request” or “demand.” It was known that the parting was final and there would be no return. The Egyptians were so anxious to get the Israelites away out of their land that they gave them what they asked. Ex.12:36, or rather urged them to take whatever they wanted and leave. The Hebrews had another word which is properly translated borrow (loan) in Deut. 28:12; Ps.37:21.
BOSOM carried in the bosom means to be carried in the pocket. To have in one’s bosom indicates kindness, secrecy, or intimacy. Gen.16:5; 2 Sam.12:8. Christ is in “the bosom of the Father,” He had the most perfect knowledge of the Father, had the closest intimacy with Him. Jn.1:18. John was “leaning on Jesus’ bosom” at the last supper. Jn.13:23. Our Lord carries His lambs (believers) in His bosom, keeps a tender, watchful care over them. Is.40:11.
Abraham’s Bosom paradise. Lu.16:22-23.
BOTCH boil. one of the Egyptian plagues Deut. 28:27, 35; Ex.9:9.
BOW, as in worship. Gen.24:26; Ex.4:31; 34:8.
BOW weapon. Gen.21:16,20; 2 Sam.1:18; 22:35; Job 20:24; Ps.18:34; Eze.39:3,9; Is.13:18; Lam.2:4; Jer.49:35 Figurative. Gen.49:24; Job 16:13; 29:20; Ps.78:57; Lam.3:12; Ho.1:5; Hab.3:9; Rev. 6:2. A token in the clouds, rainbow. Gen.9:8-17; Eze.1:28; Rev.4:3; 10:1.
BOWELS heart, compassionate feelings, tender mercies. Phil.1:8; 2:1; Col. 3:12. Figurative. Of the sensibilities. Gen.43:30; 1 K.3:26; Job 30:27; Ps.22:14; Song.5:4; Jer.4:19; 31:20; Lam.1:20; 1 Jn.3:17. Physical bowels diseased. 2 Ch.21:15-20. Judas’, gushed out. Ac.1:18.
BOWING manner of showing respect. Gen.23:7; 33:3; 43:28. Bowing is also often mentioned as an act of adoration to God. 2 Ch.7:3; Jos.5:14; Ps.22:29; 72:9; Mic.6:6; Ps.72:9; 95:6; Ep.3:14. as act of adoration to idols. Jos.23:7; 2 K.5:18; Jud.2:19; Is.44:15.
BRANCH a symbol of kings descended from royal ancestors. Eze.17:3, 10; Dan. 11:7. of prosperity. Job 8:16. A title of Christ. Ps.80:15; Is.4:2; 11:1; Jer.23:5; 33:15; Zech. 3:8; 6:12. Disciples are branches of the True Vine. Jn. 15:5-6. Also: Is.14:19; 25:5; Eze.17:3. Figurative. Pro. 11:28; Is.60:21; Ho.14:6; Jn.15:2-5. Pruning of. Is.18:5; Dan.4:14; Jn.15:6; Rom.11:17; 11:21. Fruitless, cut off. Jn. 15:2,6. Symbolic name of Joshua. Zec.6:12.
BRANDS symbolizes salvation from destruction. Am.4:11. Zec.3:2; 1Co.3:15; Jude 23.
BRASS bronze. Moses made the serpent of. Num. 21:9; 2 K.18:4; Jn.3:14. When Israel wandered in the desert, God sent a plague of snakes to punish the people for their rebellion. Those bitten would die, unless they obeyed God’s command to look up at the elevated bronze snake and by believing that God would heal them if they did. Our salvation happens in a similar manner, when we look up to Jesus, believing He will save us. God has provided this way for us to be healed of sin’s deadly bite. The brass serpent looked forward to our Saviour, Jesus. Brass feet of Jesus. Rev.1:15; 2:18. His feet like fine brass, most likely means His firmness in judgment. Also may explain Rev. 2:27, “as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers.” He treads them to pieces with His strong feet. Again, judgment.
BREAD was made in kneading trough. Ex. 12:34. explanation of manna. Ex.16:14-16. symbol of unleavened bread. Lev.23:6. the temple bread of the Presence. Lu.6:3-5. Staff of Life. Eze.4:16; 5:16; 14:13. Bread of affliction. 1 K.22:27; Ps.127:2; Is.30:20; Ho.9:4. Leavened. Lev.7:13; 23:17; Ho.7:4; Am.4:5; Mt.13:33. Unleavened. Gen.19:3; Ex.29:2; Jud.6:19; 1 Sam.28:24. Made of wheat flour. Ex.29:2; 1 K.4:22; 5:11; Ps. 81:16. Made of manna. Num.11:8. Made of meal. 1 K.17:12. Made of barley. Jud.7:13. How prepared. Gen. 18:6; Ex.8:3; 12:34; 16:31; 29:2,23; 1 Sam.28:24; 2 Sam.13:8; Jer.7:18; Ho.7:4.
Made by men. Gen.40:2. Made by women. Lev.26:26; 1 Sam.8:13; Jer.7:18. Sacrificed. Lev.21:6,8,17,21-22; 22:25; 1 Sam.2:36; 2 K.23:9. By idolaters. Jer.7:18; 44:19. Figurative. Is.55:2; 1 Cor.10:17; 2 Cor. 9:10. Christ. Jn.6:32-35. Symbolic. Of the body of Christ. Mt.26:26; Ac.20:7; 1 Cor. 11:23-24.
BREASTPIECE, BREASTPLATE (1) piece of ancient armor that protected the breast. (2) An ornament covering the breast of the high priest, Ex. 25:7; 28:15-29; 39:8-21. Also called the breastplate of judgment. Ex.28:15. description of. Ex.39:1-21; 1 Sam.2:18. contained the Urim and Thummim. Lev. 8:8. Figurative. Is.59:17; Ep.6:14; 1Th.5:8.
BREATH Of life. Gen.2:7; 7:22; Ac.17:25. Of God. Ex.15:8; 2Ki.19:7; 2 Sam.22:16; Job 4:9; 12:10; 15:30; 32:8; 34:14; 37:10; 15:30; 33:4; 37:10; Ps.18:15; 33:6; Is.11:4; 30:28,33; 40:7,24; Ho.13:15; Hag.1:9. Figurative. Eze.37:9.
BRIBE None to be taken. Ex.23:8.
BRICK Used in building. Gen. 11:3; Ex. 1:11; 1:14; Is.9:10; Is.65:3. Made by Israelites. Ex.5:7-19; 2 Sam.12:31; Jer. 43:9; Nah.3:14.
BRIMSTONE inflammable mineral substance found on the shores of the Dead Sea. The cities of the plain were destroyed by a rain of fire and brimstone. Gen. 19:24-25. In Is.34:9 indirect reference is made to the destruction of these cities. This word symbolically means destruction or punishment. Job 18:15; Is.30:33; 34:9; Ps.11:6; Eze.38:22. It is used to express the idea of excruciating torment in Rev. 14:10; 19:20; 20:10. Judgment.
BROOKS rivers. Canaan had many. Deut. 8:7. ran over pebbles. 1 Sam.17:40; Job 22:24. MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE. Num.13:23-24; 21:14-15; Deut. 2:13 1 Sam.30:9; 2 Sam.15:23; 23:30; 1 Ch.11:32. 1 K.15:13; 17:3, 5; 18:40; Jn.18:1; Ps.83:9; ILLUSTRATIVE. Of wisdom. Pro.18:4. Of temporal abundance. Job 20:17. (Deceptive) of false friends. Job 6:15. (Drinking of, by the way) of help in distress. Psalm 110:7.
BROTHER means a relative. Gen.14:16; 29:12. Means a neighbor. Deut.23:7; Jud. 21:6; Neh.5:7. Means any Israelite. Jer. 34:9; Ob.1:10. Means mankind. Gen.:5; Mt.18:35; 1 Jn.3:15. Means a companion. 2 Sam.1:26; 1 K.13:30; 20:33. Love of. Pro.17:17; 18:24; Song 8:1. Unfaithful. Pro.27:10. Term brother used: Gen.37:21-22; 45:1-5; 50:19-25; 43:30-34; Lev.19:17; Deut. 22:1-4; Mt.12:50; 25:40; Heb.2:11-12; Ac.9:17; 21:20; Rom.16:23; 1 Cor.7:12; 2 Cor.2:13; 1 Pe. 1:22. Also: Deut. 25:5-10; Mt.22:24; Mk.12:19; Lu. 20:28.
BROTHERS OF CHRIST names given. Mt.13:55; Mk.6:3. Also see: Mt.12:47-50; Mk.3:31-35; Lu.8:19-21; Jn.2:12; 6:4-5; Ac.12:17; 15:13; 1 Co.4:5; Ga.1:19; 2:9. Jesus’ brothers found it difficult to believe. Jn. 7:3-5. Jesus’ brothers become believers. Ac.1:14.
BUCKLER shield. 1 Sam.17:6; 2 Sam. 22:31; 1 K.10:16; 14:26-27; 2 K.11:10;
1 Ch. 5:18; Ps.35:2; Eze.23:24; 26:8.
BULRUSHES reeds, broad blades of grass growing in wet places. Ex.2:3; Job 8:11; Isa.18:2; 35:7; 58:5. Figurative. Is.58:5.
BURDEN (1.) A load of any kind. Ex. 23:5. (2.) A severe task. Ex.2:11. (3.) A difficult duty. Ex.18:22. (4.) A prophecy of a catastrophic or disastrous nature. Is.13:1; 17:1; Hab.1:1.
BURIAL Probable origin of. Gen.4:9-10. Design of. Gen.23:3-4. ATTENDED BY. Family of the dead. Gen.50:5-6, 8; Mt.8:21. Numbers of friends. Gen.50:7, 9; 2 Sam. 3:31; Lu.7:12. Female friends. Mk.15:47; Lu. 7:13. Hired mourners. Jer.9:17-18. Great lamentation at. Gen.50:10-11; 2 Sam.3:31-32 why Egyptians embalmed the dead. Gen. 50:2-3. why leaders hurried to bury Jesus. Jn. 19:31. Joseph of Arimathea asks to bury Jesus. Mt.27:57-58; Mk.15:42-43.
BURNING BUSH just one of the many unexpected ways God speaks to His people. Ex.3:2.
BURNT OFFERING one of Israel’s key sacrifices. Explanation of. Lev.1:3-4.
CAESAR title taken by the Roman emperors after Julius Caesar. In the N.T. this title is given to different emperors as sovereigns of Judaea without their accompanying distinctive proper names. Jn.19:15; Ac. 17:7. The Jews paid tribute to Caesar. Mt.22:17. All Roman citizens had the right of appeal to him. Ac.25:11. The Caesars in the N.T. are Augustus, Lu.2:1, Tiberius, Lu.3:1; 20:22, Claudius, Ac.11:28, and Nero, Ac.25:8; Phil. 4:22.
CAESAREA a seaport in Palestine. Home of Philip, Ac.8:40; 21:8; Cornelius, the centurion, Ac.10:1,24; Herod, Ac.12:19-23; Felix, Ac.23:23-24. Paul transferred to, by the disciples to save him from his enemies. Ac.9:30. Paul conveyed to, by Roman soldiers to be tried by Felix. Ac.23:23-25.
CAESAREA PHILIPPI a city in north Palestine. Visited by Jesus. Mt.16:13; Mk. 8:27; Lu.9:18.
CAIAPHAS High priest. Lu.3:2. Son-in-law of Annas. Jn.18:13. Prophesies concerning Jesus. Jn. 11:49-51; 18:14. Jesus tried before. Mt.26:2-3,26:57; 26:63-65; Jn.18:24; 18:28. Peter and other disciples accused before. Ac.4:1-22.
CAIN God rejected his offering because it was of the ground which God had cursed. Gen.4:3-5. refused to admit his mistakes. Gen.4:6-7. his severe punishment. Gen. 4:11-15. Son of Adam. Gen.4:1. Jealousy and crime of. Gen. 4:3-15; Heb.11:4; 1 Jn. 3:12; Jude 1:11. Sojourns in the land of Nod. Gen.4:16. Children and descendants of. Gen.4:17-18. A city of Judah. Jos.15:57.
CALEB One of the two survivors of the Israelites permitted to enter the land of promise. Num.14:30; 14:38; 26:63-65; 32:11-13; Deut. 1:34-36; Jos.14:6-15. Sent to Canaan as a spy. Num.13:6. Brings back favorable report. Num.13:26-30; 14:6-9. Helps in dividing Canaan. Num.34:19. Life of, miraculously saved. Num.14:10-12. Leader of the Israelites after Joshua’s death. Jud.1:11-12. Age of. Jos.14:7-10. Inheritance of. Jos.14:6-15; 15:13-16. Descendants of.
CALVARY the place of a skull. only in Lu.23:33. It probably took this name from its shape, being a hillock or low, rounded, bare elevation somewhat in the form of a human skull. Also called Golgotha. Place where Jesus was crucified. Mt.27:33; Mk.15:22; Lu.23:33; Jn.19:17.
CANAAN Abraham first moved there. Gen.12:5. infested with idol worship. Ex. 23:32-33. fruitfulness of. Num.13:27. Land of. Gen.11:31; 40:15; 17:8; 23:2; Ex.15:17; Ex. 15:14; 1 Sam.13:19; Ac.10:39; Heb.11:9; Zech.2:12; Ho.9:3; Is.8:8; 62:4; Promised to Abraham and his seed. Gen.12:1-7; 13:14-17; 15:18-21; 17:8; Deut. 12:9-10; Ps.105:11. Renewed to Isaac. Gen.26:3. Extent of according to the Promise. Gen.5:18; Ex.23:31; Deut.11:24; Jos.1:4;
Mt.13:55; Mk.6:3. Also see: Mt.12:47-50; Mk.3:31-35; Lu.8:19-21; Jn.2:12; 6:4-5; Ac.12:17; 15:13; 1 Co.4:5; Ga.1:19; 2:9. Jesus’ brothers found it difficult to believe. Jn. 7:3-5. Jesus’ brothers become believers. Ac.1:14.
BUCKLER shield. 1 Sam.17:6; 2 Sam. 22:31; 1 K.10:16; 14:26-27; 2 K.11:10;
1 Ch. 5:18; Ps.35:2; Eze.23:24; 26:8. figurative. Ps.91:4.
BULRUSHES reeds, broad blades of grass growing in wet places. Ex.2:3; Job 8:11; Isa.18:2; 35:7; 58:5. Figurative. Is.58:5.
BURDEN (1.) A load of any kind. Ex. 23:5. (2.) A severe task. Ex.2:11. (3.) A difficult duty. Ex.18:22. (4.) A prophecy of Jos.15:1.
CANAANITES the descendants of Canaan, the son of Ham. Gen.9:18,22,25,27; 10:6; 10:15-18. why Noah cursed these people. Gen.9:25. their culture a constant temptation to Israelites. Lev.18:3. why the Israelites were told to destroy them. Num.33:50-56; Deut.20:13-18; Joshua 3:10; why they were terrified of Joshua’s army. Jos.5:1. their religion was their greatest threat to Israel. Jud.1:1. their lingering presence tested Israel. Jud.3:1-4.
CAPERNAUM field of repentance; city of comfort. A city on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. It was located on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. It was the chief commercial and social center of this area during the ministry of Jesus. Here, on the great highway between Syria and Palestine, the custom taxes were collected and a Roman garrison stationed. Jesus came here after leaving Nazareth, and Peter’s home became His headquarters. Here He called Matthew from tax collection, taught and preached, and did many miracles. Christ predicted Capernaum’s downfall. Mt. 11:23-24; Lu.10:15, and today its scattered heaps of black basalt building stones extend for a mile along the shore of the sea. Mt.4:13; 8:5; 9:1; 11:23; 17:24; Mk.1:21; 2:1; 9:33; Lu. 4:23,31; 7:1; 10:15; Jn 2:12; 4:46; 6:17,24,59.
CAPTIVE one taken in war. Captives were often treated with great cruelty and indignity. 1 K.20:32; Jos.10:24; Jud.1:7; 8:7; 2 Sam. 4:12; 12:31; 1 Ch.20:3. When a city was taken by assault, all the men were slain, and the women and children carried away captive and sold as slaves. Is.20; 47:3; 2 Ch.28:9-15; Ps.44:12; Joel 3:3. treated cruelly. Nah.3:10; Zech.14:2; Es.3:13; 2 K.8:12; Is.13:16, 18. Captives were sometimes carried away into foreign countries, as was the case with the Jews. Jer.20:5; 39:9-10; 40:7.
CAPTIVITY Assyria carries Israel into. 2 K.17:5-6. how Assyrians treated captives. 2 K.19:28. how Babylonians treated them. 2 K.24:14; Ez.1:1. calculating the 70-year period of. Ez.1:1. Of Israel foretold. Levi. 26:33; Deut.28:36. Of the ten tribes. 2 K. 17:6; 17:23-24; 18:9-12. Of Judah in Babylon, prophecy of. Is.39:6; Jer.13:19; 20:4; 25:2-11; 32:28. Of Judah in Babylon, prophecy of fulfilled. 2 K.24:11-16; 25:1-30; 2 Ch.36:1-23; Jer.52:28-30. Jews return from. Ez.2:1-3:13; 8:1-36. Israelites in, promises to. Neh.1:9. As a judgment. Ez. 5:12; 9:7; Is.5:13; Jer.29:17-19; Lam.1:3-5; Eze.39:23-24. Figurative. Is.61:1; Rom.7:23; 1 Cor.9:27; 2 Cor.10:5; 2 Tim.2:26; 3:6. “Captivity led captive.” Jud.5:12; Ps.68:18; Ep.4:8.
CARPENTER a craftsman in stone, iron, and copper, as well as in wood. 2 Sa.5:11; 1 Ch.14:1; Mk.6:3. The tools used by carpenters are mentioned in 1 Sa.13:19-20; Jud.4:21; Is.10:15; 44:13. It was said of our Lord, “Is not this the carpenter’s son?” Mt. 13:55; “Is not this the carpenter?” Mk.6:3. Every Jew, even the rabbis, learned some craft. Paul was a tentmaker. Carpenters: 2Sa.5:11; 2K.12:11; 22:6 1Ch. 14:1; 2Ch.24:12; Isa.41:7; 44:13; Jer.24:1; 29:2; Zec.1:20; Mt.13:55; Mk.6:3.
CAVES were used as. Dwelling-places. Gen.19:30. Places to hide. 1 Sa.13:6; 14:11; 1 K.18:4; Heb.11:38. Resting places. 1 Sa. 24:3; 1 K.19:9. Burial places. Gen.23:19; Jn.11:38. Hangout of robbers. Jer.7:11; Mt. 21:13. Hiding places of wild beasts. Nah.2:12. Often very large. 1 Sa.22:1-2; 24:3 Afford no protection from the judgments of God. Is.2:19; Eze.33:27; Rev.6:15. Also see. 1 Sa.22:1; 23:29; 24:1, 3; Gen.23:9; Jos. 10:16-17.
CEDAR, THE Planted by God. Ps.104:16; Is.41:19. Made to glorify God. Ps.148:9. Lebanon celebrated for. Jud.9:15; Ps.92:12. Like the banks of rivers. Num.24:6. Imported largely by Solomon. 1 K.10:27. High. Is. 37:24; Eze.17:22; Am.2:9. Spreading. Ps. 80:10-11. Fragrant. Song 4:11. Graceful and beautiful. Psalm 80:10; Eze.17:23. Strong and durable. Is.9:10. Considered the first of trees. 1 K.4:33. Extensive commerce in. 1 K. 5:10-11; Ez.3:7. USED IN. Building temples. 1 K.5:5-6; 6:9-10. Building palaces. 2 Sa. 5:11; 1 K.7:2-3. Making masts for ships. Eze.27:5. Making wardrobes. Eze.27:24. Making chariots. Song 3:9. Purifying the leper. Lev.14:4-7, 49-52. Preparing the water of separation. Num.19:6. Making idols. Is. 44:14. The eagle makes its nest in. Jer.22:23. Perches on the high branches. Eze.17:3. Instrumental in propagating. Eze.17:4-5. Destruction of, a punishment. Jer.22:7. Destruction of, exhibits God’s power. Ps.29:5. Illustrative of. Majesty, strength, and glory of Christ. Song 5:15; Eze.17:22-23 Beauty and glory of Israel. Num.24:6. Saints in their rapid growth. Ps.92:12. Powerful nations. Eze.31:3; Am.2:9. Arrogant rulers. Is.2:13; 10:33-34.
CENTURIAN was a Roman officer in command of a hundred men. Mk.15:39, 44-45. Cornelius, the first Gentile convert, was a centurion. Acts 10:1, 22. Other centurions are mentioned in Mt.8:5,8,13; Lu. 7:2, 6; Ac.21:32; 22:25-26; 23:17,23; 24:23; 27:1, 6, 11, 31, 43; 28:16. A centurion watched the crucifixion of our Lord. Mt. 27:54; Lu.23:47, and when he saw the wonders present there, cried out, “Truly this Man was the Son of God.”
CEPHAS a Syriac surname given by Christ to Simon Peter meaning “rock.” Jn.1:42. CHALDEA The southern portion of Babylonia. Often used interchanged with Babylon, as the name of the empire founded in the valley of the Euphrates. Abraham a native of. Gen.11:28,31; 15:7. Founded by the Assyrians. Is.23:13. Character of its people. Hab.1:6. Babylon.
CHARIOT For war. Ex.14:7,9; 14:25; Jos. 11:4; 1 Sa.13:5; 1 K.20:1,25; 2 K.6:14; 2 Ch. 12:2-3; Ps.20:7; 46:9; Jer.46:9; 47:3; 51:21; Joel 2:5; Nah.2:3-4; 3:2. Wheels of Pharaoh’s, providentially taken off. Ex.14:25 Other Scriptures. Gen. 41:43; 46:29; Ex.14:7; 1 K.9:19,22; 10:26-29; 22:31-33; 2 K.5:9; 8:21; Jos.1:19; 17:18; 2 Sa. 8:4; 2 Ch.1:14; 8:6; 9:25; 2 Ch.35:24; Jer.17:25; 22:4; Ac.8:29; Is.21:7; Mi.1:13; Rev.18:13; 1 Ch.28:18. Figurative. 2 K.6:17; Ps.68:17; 104:3; Is.66:15; Hab.3:8; Rev. 9:9. Symbolic. 2 K.2:11-12; Zec.6:1-8.
CHARITY properly means love. 1 Cor. 13. It is spoken of as the greatest of the three Christian graces. 1 Cor. 12:31-13:13.
CHERUB, CHERUBIM distinct angelic creations of God. Form and appearance of. Eze.1:5-11,13-14. Activated by the Spirit of God. Eze.1:12, 20. Accomplish the purposes of God. Eze.1:15, 21; 10:9-11,16-17 The glory of God exhibited upon. Eze.1:22, 26-28; 10:4,18,20. Sound of their wings was as the voice of God. Eze.1:24; 10:5. Placed at the entrance of Eden. Gen.3:24. Formed out of gold, at each end of the mercy seat. Ex.25:18-20. Placed over the ark of the covenant. 1 Sa.4:4; 1 K.8:6-7; 2 Ch.5:7-8. God’s Presence manifested between.
2 Sa.6:2; 2 K.19:15; Ps.80:1; 99:1. The answers of God delivered from between. Ex.25:22; Num.7:89. Called the cherubim of glory. Heb.9:5. Portrayal of, made. Ex.26:1, 31; 26:31; 2 Ch.3:14; 1 K.6:32, 35; 7:29, 36 2 Ch.3:7; 2 Sa.22:11; Ps.18:10.
CHEATING dishonesty. Lev.6:2-7; 19:13; 19:35-36; Deut.25:13-16; Job 24:2-11; Ps.37:21; 50:18; 62:10; Pro. 3:27-28; 11:1; 20:10,14,17,23; Is.32:7; Jer.7:8-10; 9:4-6,8; 22:13; Eze.22:29; Ho. 4:1-2; 12:7; Am.3:10; 8:5; Mi.6:10-11; Na. 3:1; Zep.1:9; Zec.5:3-4; Lu.16:1-8; 1 Thes. 4:6; James 5:4.
CHEEK Smiting on the cheek was considered a horrible insult. Job 16:10; Lam. 3:30; Mi.5:1. The advice, Lu.6:29, “Unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other,” means simply, “Resist not evil.” Mt.5:39; 1 Pe.2:19-23. Ps.3:7 means that God had deprived his enemies of the power of doing him injury.
CHEERFULNESS contentment. Job 9:27; Pr.15:13; 17:22; Jn.16:33; Ac.27:25 27:36. Opposite of despondent or depressed.
CHORAZIN named along with Bethsaida and Capernaum as one of the cities in which our Lord’s “mighty works” were done, and which was doomed to woe because they refused to recognize to Him. Mt.11:21; Lu.10:13.
CHRIST anointed, Messiah, the official title of our Lord, occurring five hundred and fourteen times in the N.T. It means that He was anointed or consecrated to His great redemptive work as Prophet, Priest, and King of His people. He is Jesus the Christ. Ac.17:3; 18:5; Mt.22:42, the Anointed One. He is thus spoken of by Isaiah, Is.61:1, and by Daniel, Da.9:24-26, who calls Him “Messiah the Prince.” The Messiah is the same Person as “the seed of the woman.” Gen.3:15. “the seed of Abraham.” Gen.22:18). the “Prophet like unto Moses.” Deut.18:15. “the priest after the order of Melchizedek.” Ps.110:4. “the rod out of the stem of Jesse.” Is.11:1,10. the “Immanuel,” the virgin’s son. Is.7:14. “the branch of Jehovah.” Is.4:2.and “the messenger of the covenant.” Mal.3:1. This is He “of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write.” The O.T. Scripture is full of prophetic declarations regarding the Great Deliverer and the work He would accomplish. Jesus the Christ is Jesus the Great Deliverer, the Anointed One, the Saviour of men. This Name means that Jesus was divinely appointed, commissioned, and accredited as the Saviour of men. Heb.5:4; Is.11:2-4; 49:6; Jn.5:37; Ac.2:22. To believe that “Jesus is the Christ” is to believe that He is the Anointed, the Messiah of the prophets, the Saviour sent by God, that He was what and who He claimed to be. This is to believe the Gospel, and is the only Way we can be brought unto God. That Jesus is the Christ is the testimony of God, and our faith of this establishes us as a Christian. 1 Cor.12:3; 1 Jn.5:1, 10-12.
CHRISTIAN the name given by the Greeks or Romans, probably in mockery, to the followers of Christ. First used at Antioch. The names by which the disciples were known among themselves were brethren, the faithful, elect, saints, and believers. But as distinguishing them from unbelievers, the name “Christian” came into use, and was universally accepted. Occurs only three times in the N.T. Ac.11:26; 26:28; 1 Pe.4:16. Also see. Ac.15:17; 28:22; 2Ti.2:19; Ja.2:7.
CHRISTIAN CALLING a sense of divine appointment. Joel 2:32; 1Co.1:24; 1:26; Ep.1:18; 4:1; Php.3:14; 1Th.2:12; 2Th.2:14; 2Ti.1:9; Heb.3:1; 1Pe.5:10; 2Pe.1:10.
CHRISTIAN DUTIES 2 Ch. 5:13-14; Mt.28:19-20; Jn. 9:4; Rom. 13:12; Ep.5:8; Phil.2:15; 1 The.5:5-6.
CHRISTIANITY personal. Jn.3:1. Beatitudes describe it. Mt.5:3-12. not all who talk about Heaven will go there. Mt.7:21. may separate friends or loved ones. Mt.10:34-39. it grows from small beginnings. Mk.4:30-32. is ridiculed. Mt. 27:29. why many may resist it. Jn.3:19-21. Jesus’ resurrection is key to. Lu.24:6-7; Jn. 20:9. first converts to. Ac.2:1. for ALL people. Ac.2:7-8. early relationship to Judaism. Ac.2:46. can’t have benefits while holding on to sin. Ac.3:19. are you attracted for wrong reasons? Ac.5:14. converts increased in Jerusalem. Ac.6:7. why Romans felt threatened by. Ac.28:22. how to belong. Jn.1:12-13; 3:3-8, 15-18; 14:6; Rom.5:1-5; 1 Jn.5:10-12. how to know if you’re a believer. Rom.8:9. its relationship to government. Rom.13:1-4. impacts both physical and spiritual. 1 Cor. 6:12-13. may have few earthly benefits. 1 Cor 15:19. why so many Jews were opposed to. 1 Thes.2:15-16.
CHRONIC AILMENTS sicknesses and disabilities. Mk.5:25; 9:22; Lu.8:43; 13:11; Jn.5: Jn.9:1; Ac.3:2; 4:22; 9:33; 14:8.
CHRONICLES the words of the days, 1 K.14:19; 1 Ch.27:24, daily or yearly records of the transactions of the kingdom; events recorded in the order of time. 1Chronicles. Author: Uncertain, probably edited by Ezra. Date Written: Most likely edited between 450 B.C. and 430 B.C., though probably written during, or shortly after, the captivity. Distinctive Features: deals almost exclusively with the history of Judah and takes the story through the death of David. The spiritual element in the history is more emphasized than in the other historical books. Purpose: To highlight the righteous kings of Judah and expose the sins of the evil ones, demonstrating each one’s lasting influence upon the worship life of God’s people. To Whom Written: Israel. Main Themes: Desire of David to build temple, and sovereignty of God. Key Words: Temple, House of God, The House of the Lord. Key Verses:1Ch. 4:9-10; 5:20; 11:14; 12:18; 14:2,10,14-15. 2 Chronicles. Author: Uncertain, most likely edited by Ezra. Date Written: Most likely edited between 450 B.C. and 430 B.C., though probably written during, or shortly after, the captivity. Distinctive Features: 2 Chronicles deals almost exclusively with the history of Judah and takes the story from the reign of Solomon to the restoration decree. The spiritual element in the history is more emphasized than in the other historical books. Purpose: To highlight the righteous kings of Judah and expose the sins of the evil ones, demonstrating each one’s lasting influence upon the worship life of God’s people. To Whom Written: Israel. Main Themes: The Davidic line, temple, and the priesthood. Key Words: Temple, House of God, The House of the Lord. Key Verses: 2Ch.7:14-16.
CHRONOLOGY is the arrangement of facts and events in the order of time. The writers of the Bible themselves do not adopt any standard era according to which they date events. Sometimes the years are reckoned, from the time of the Exodus Num.1:1; 33:38; 1 K. 6:1, and sometimes from the installation of kings, 1 K.15:1, 9, 25, 33, and sometimes from the return from Exile, Ez.3:8. Jewish year instituted. Ex.12:2
when did Hebrew slaves build Egyptian store cities? Ex.1:11. when did the Hebrew slaves leave Egypt? Ex.13:17-18. calculating the 70-year period of exile. Ez.1:1.
CHURCH the “called out” ones, body of believers. Called The Body Of Christ. Rom. 12:5; 1Co.10:17; 12:13,27; Ep.1:23; 2:16; Ep.3:6; 4:4,12,16; 5:23,30; Col.1:18,24; 2:19; 3:15. Compared To A Building. Mt. 16:18; Rom.15:20; 1Co.3:10; Ep.2:21; 1Ti. 3:15; Heb.3:4; 10:21; 1Pe.2:5. Its Government. Ac.15:6; 15:28; 1Co.7:17; 11:34; 1Ti.3:5; 5:1. It is Precious. Israel, Pictures God’s Love. De.32:10; Is.43:4; 49:16; 62:3; Zec.2:8; 9:16; Mal.3:17. Believers Show Christ’s Love. Ac.20:28; 1Co.10:32; Ep.5:25,29; Col.1:24. Love For. Rom.15:23; 2Co.7:3; 13:9; Ep.1:15; Php.1:7; 1:24; 2:12; 4:1; Col.1:4; 1Th.2:8,17; 3:6; 2Th.1:3; Phlm.1:5; Heb.6:9; 1Pe.1:22; 2:17; 1Jn.3:14; 5:2; 2Jn.5. Divinely Instituted. Ep.2:20; 1Th.1:1; 3:15. Additions On The Day Of Pentecost Ac.2:41. Daily Additions Ac.2:47. Its Head Christ. Ho.1:11; 1Co. 11:3; Ep.1:22; 4:15; 5:23; Col.1:18; 2:19; 1Pe.2:7. The Church As Bride. Song 4:1; 4:9; 6:3; 7:10; Isa.62:5; Rom.7:4; 2Co.11:2; Rev.19:7; 21:2; 21:9; 22:17. United. Jn. 17:21; Rom.6:5; 7:4; 8:1; 1Co.6:15,17; 2Co. 11:2; Ep.5:30; Heb.2:11; 1Jn.2:24; 5:20. The Family Of God, Adoption Of Believers. Gen.17:7; Ex.4:22; 6:7; 34:9; Lev.11:45; Nu. 6:27; 15:41; De.14:2; 26:18; 27:9; 2Sa.7:14; 7:24; 1Ch.17:13,22; 22:10; 28:6; Ps.89:27; Isa.19:25; 43:1; 63:16; Je.15:16; 31:1,9,20; 31:33; Eze.11:20; 16:8; 34:24; 34:31; Ho. 1:10; 2:23; 11:1; Jn.1:12; Rom.8:15; 9:4,8; 9:25; 11:17; 2Co.6:18. Ga.3:26; 4:5; 4:6; Ep. 1:5; 2:19; Heb.2:13; 8:10; 1Pe.2:10; 1Jn.3:1. See FAMILY CARES B. Its Spiritual Relationships Based On Obedience Mt. 12:50; Lu.8:21. Heirs With Christ. Rom. 8:17; 9:26; 16:13; 1Co.4:17. All Barriers Broken Down. Ep.2:19. Saints In Heaven And Earth United. Ep.3:15. Recognized By Christ. Heb.2:11. Known As Brethren. Mt. 12:49; 23:8; 25:40; 28:10; Mk.3:35; Lu.8:21; Jn.20:17; 21:23; Ac.9:30; 10:23; 11:1,29; 12:17; 14:2; 15:3,36; 16:40; 18:18; 28:14; Rom.7:1; 8:29; 12:10; 15:14; 16:14; 1Co. 1:10; 2:1; 3:1; 6:8,12; 10:1,14,26; 15:6,58; 16:11,20; 2Co.2:13; 8:23; Ga.1:2; 3:15; 4:12; 5:11; 6:1,18; Php.1:14; Php.2:25; 3:1; 4:21; Col.1:2; 4:9; 1Th.1:4; 2:1,14; 4:10; 5:4; 5:27; 2Th.2:13; 3:1; 1Ti.5:1; 6:2; 2Ti.4:21; Phlm.1:16; Heb.2:11,17; 3:1; Ja.1:2; 2:1; 4:11; 3Jn.5; Rev.12:10; 19:10; 22:9. Children Of God. De.14:1; Ps.82:6; Mt.5:9; 5:45; 13:38; Mk.2:19; Lu.5:34-35; 20:36; Jn. 11:52; 12:36; Rom.8:16,21; 9:8,26; Ga.3:26; Ep.1:5; 2:19; 1Jn.3:10; 4:4; 5:2,19. Spiritual Heirs. Lu.15:31; Rom.4:13; 8:17; Ga.3:29; 4:7; Ep.3:6; Tit.3:7; Heb.1:14; 6:17; 11:7; Ja. 2:5; 1Pe.1:4; 3:7; Rev.21:7. Sons Of God. 2Sa.7:14; Ho.1:10; Jn.1:12; Rom;8:14,19; 2Co.6:18; Ga.4:7; Php.2:15; Heb.2:10; 12:7; 1Jn.3:1; Rev.21:7. Children Of Light. Mt.5:15; Lu.16:8; Jn.3:21; 12:36; Ep.5:8; Col.1:12; 1Th.5:5. Scattered By Persecution And False Shepherds. Je.23:2; Eze.34:12; Mt.9:36; 26:31; Jn.10:12; 16:32; Ac.8:1. Ministers As Shepherds. Je.3:15; 23:4; 1Pe.5:2. Government And Discipline. Je.1:10; 6:27; Eze.2:4; 3:8; 32:18; Mt.16:19; 18:18; Jn.20:23; Ac.16:4; 1Co.4:21; 5:3; 7:17; 11:34; 14:37; 16:1; 2Co.1:23-24; 10:8; 13:2; 13:10; 1Ti.1:20; Tit.2:15; Phlm.8; Heb. 13:17,24; 2Pe.3:2; 3Jn.10. Discipline. Mt.13:29; 18:17; 1Co. 5:5,12-13; 2Co. 2:6; 7:11; 10:6; 13:2,10; Ga.5:12; 1Ti.1:20; Tit. 3:10; Rev.2:2. Government. Ac.15:6; 15:28; 1Co.7:17; 11:34; 1Ti.3:5; 5:1. Excommunication. Ex.12:15,19; 30:33,38; Lev.7:20,27; 17:4,9,14; 22:3; 23:29; Nu.9:13; 19:13,20; Lu.6:22; Jn.9:22,34; 12:42; 16:2; 1Co.5:5. Deacons. Ac.6:3;
Php.1:1; 1Ti.3:8. Elders. Ac.11:30;14:23; 15:2,22; 16:4; 20:17; 21:18; 1Ti.5:17; Tit.1:5; Ja.5:14; 1Pe.5:1; 2Jn.1. Bishops, Or Overseers. Php.1:1; 1Ti.3:1; Tit.1:7. Its Sacraments. Baptism. Of Believers. Mt.28:19; Mk.16:16; Jn.3:5,22; 4:2; Ac.2:38; 10:48; 22:16. Significance. Ac. 2:41; 8:12,38; 9:18; 16:15,33; 18:8; 19:5; Rom.6:3; 1Co.1:13; 12:13; Ga.3:27; Col. 2:12; Heb.6:2; 1Pe.3:21. Of Christ. Mt.3:13; Mk.1:9; Lu.3:21; Jn.3:23; 1Jn.5:6; By John The Baptist. Mt.3:6,11; 21:25; Mk.1:4,8; 11:30; Lu.3:3,7,12,16; 7:29; 20:4; Jn.1:26,31; 3:23; 10:40; Ac.1:5,22; 10:37; 11:16; 13:24; 18:25; 19:3. The Lord’s Supper, Communion. Mt.26:26; Mk.14:22; Lu.22:19; 1Co.10:16,21; 11:20; 11:23. A Building. 1Co.3:9. Christ The Builder. Mt.16:18. Christ The Cornerstone. Ep.2:19-20. A Living Body. 1Co.12:27. Christ The Head. Col.2:19.A Flock. Lu.12:32. Christ The Shepherd. Jn.10:11. A Bride. Rev.21:2. Christ The Bridegroom. Jn.3:29. Branches Of The Vine. Jn.15:1-8. A Temple. 1Co.3:16. Christ The High Priest. Heb.4:15. Rules designed for smooth and effective operation. 1Co.7:17; 11:34; 14:23; 14:40. The Seven Churches In Asia. Rev.1:4; 1:11; 1:20; 2:7; 2:11; 2:17; 2:29; 3:1; 3:6-7; 3:13; 3:22.
CIRCUIT the indisputable daily revolution of the sun around the Earth, Ps.19:6, and the changes of the wind, Ec.1:6. Also in Job 22:14.
CIRCUMCISION Institution of. Gen. 17:10-24; Lev.12:3; Jn.7:22; Ac.7:8; Rom. 4:11. A seal of righteousness. Rom.2:25-29; 4:11. Performed on all males on the eighth day. Gen.17:12-13; Lev.12:3; Phil.3:5. Rite of, observed on the Sabbath. Jn.7:23. Necessary for the privileges of the passover. Ex.12:48. Child named at that time. Gen.21:3-4; Lu.1:59; 2:21. Neglect of, punished. Gen.17:14; Ex.4:24. Neglected. Jos.5:7. Covenant promises of. Gen. 17:4-14; Ac.7:8; Rom.3:1; 4:11; 9:7-13; Ga.5:3. Necessity of, falsely taught by Judaizing Christians. Ac.15:1. Paul’s argument against the continuance of. Rom. 2:25,28; Ga.6:13. Characterized by Paul as a yoke. Ac.15:10. Abolished. Ac.15:5-29; Rom.3:30; 4:9-11; 1 Cor 7:18-19; Ga.2:3-4; 5:2-11; 6:12; Ep.2:11; 2:15; Col. 2:11; 3:11. Instances of. Abraham. Gen. 17:23-27; 21:3-4. Shechemites. Gen. 34:24. Moses. Ex.4:25. Israelites at Gilgal. Jos. 5:2-9. John the Baptist. Lu.1:59. Jesus. Lu. 2:21. Paul. Phil.3:5. Timothy. Ac.16:3. Figurative. Ex.6:12; De.10:16; 30:6; Je. 4:4; 6:10; 9:26; Rom.2:28-29; 15:8; Phil. 3:3; Col.2:11; 3:11. A stipulation for the Jews. Ac.10:45; 11:2; Ga.2:9; Ep.2:11; Col. 4:11; Tit.1:10. An evidence of Christians. Phil. 3:3.
CIRCUMSTANCE Rom.8:35-39; Phil. 4:11; 1 Tim.6:6.
CISTERN reservoirs dug out for the collection of water. well. Is.36:16. Broken. Je.2:13; 14:3. Figurative. 2 K.18:31; 2Ch.26:10; Pro.5:15; Ec.12:6.
CITIZENSHIP, on being responsible citizens. Ma.17:24-27; Rom.13:1. Paul a Roman citizen. Ac.22:25-28. how to secure citizenship in God’s kingdom. Not everyone will be allowed into Heaven, only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Rev. 3:5; 20:12-15. Don’t think that you will get in because of your background, personality, riches or good behavior. Eternal life is available to you only because of what Jesus, the Lamb, has done. Trust Him today to secure your citizenship in Heaven. Rev.21:25-27. Also:
Jn.1:12-13; 3:3-8,15-18,36; 5:24; 8:24; 14:6; Mt.7:21; Rom.5:1-10; 6:23; 10:9-13; Ac.4:12; 1 Jn.5:10-12.
CLEOPAS (abbreviation of Cleopatros), one of the two disciples with whom Jesus talked to on the way to Emmaus on the day of His resurrection. Lu.24:18. We know nothing definte about him. It is not certain if he was the Clopas of Jn.19:25, or the Alphaeus of Mt.10:3.
CLOAK of Joseph. Gen.37:3. important uses of. Ex.22:26; 1 K.19:19. Paul’s, left at Troas. 2 Tim. 4:13 • Figurative. Jn.15:22;
CLOTHING Joseph’s coat of many colors. Gen.37:3. why people tore their clothes when grieved. Gen.44:13. eating Passover feast in traveling clothes. Ex. 12:11. important uses of one’s cloak. Ex. 22:26; 1 K.19:19. of priests. Ex.39:1-21;
1 Sa.2:18. John the Baptist’s unusual clothes. Mk.1:6. of righteousness. Mt. 22:11-12. soldiers divide Jesus’ clothing. Mk.1:6. what it means to be clothed in white. Rev.3:5.
CLAY Man formed from. Job 33:6. Seals made of. Job 38:14. Used by potter. Is. 29:16; 41:25; 45:9. Blind man’s eyes anointed with. Jn.9:6. Figurative. Job 4:19; Ps.40:2; Is.45:9; 64:8; Je.18:6; Ro.9:21. Symbolic. Da.2:33-41.
CLEANLINESS purity. Commanded. Gen.35:2; Ex.30:19; Lev.13:6; 13:34; 13:58 14:9; Nu.8:7; Ru.3:3; Mt.6:17; Heb.10:22. Examples. Gen.18:4; 43:24; Ex.2:5; 19:14; 2Sa.12:20; Ne.4:23; Mk.7:3.
CLEAN AND UNCLEAN ANIMALS. Gen.8:20; Lev.7:21; 11:1-47; 20:25; De. 14:3-20; Ac.10:11-15; 1 Ti.4:3-5.
CLEANLINESS, CLEANSING. spiritual cleansing comes only from God. Lev.8:1. outer versus inner. Mk.7:3-4. Law in camp. De.23:12-14. Figurative. Ps.51:7,10; 73:1; Pro.20:9; Is.1:16; Eze.36:25; 1Jn.1:7,9; Rev.1:5. Spiritual, Prescribed. 2K.5:14;
2Ch.34:5; Is.1:16; Je.4:4,14; Ac.22:16; 1Co.5:7; 2Co.7:1; 2Ti.2:21; Ja.4:8; 1Jn.3:3. Spiritual, Promised. 2K.5:10; Ps.65:3; Is. 1:18; Eze; 36:25; Zec.13:1; Mal.3:3; Ep. 5:25-26; Tit.3:5; Heb.9:14; 1Jn.1:7; Rev.1:5 Requests. Ps.19:12; 51:2,7; 79:9; Jn.13:9. Examples. Is.6:7; Eze.16:9; Zec.3:4; Jn. 15:3; 1Co.6:11; Rev.7:14.
CLOUD Figurative. Je.4:13; Ho.6:4; 13:3. Symbolic. Rev.14:14. Pillar of. Ex. 13:21-22; 14:19; 14:24; 16:10; 19:9,16; 24:16-18; 33:9-10; 34:5; 40:36-38; Levi. 16:2; Num.9:15-23; 10:11-12; 10:33-36; 11:25; 12:5; 12:10; 14:10; 16:19; 16:42; De.1:33; 31:15; 1K.8:10-11; 2Ch.7:1-3; Neh.9:12,19; Ps.78:14; 105:39; Is.4:5; 6:1; 6:4; Eze.10:18-19; 11:22-23; Mt.17:5; Lu. 2:8-9; 9:34-35. Appearances. In Ezekiel’s vision. Eze.10:3-4; 10:18; 11:22-23.
CLOUDS Formed from the sea. 1 K. 18:44; Am.9:6. Are garment of the sea. Job 38:9. Established by God. Pro.8:28. Balanced in the air. Job 37:16. Disposed by God. Job 37:15. God Brings them over the Earth. Gen.9:14. Binds up. Job 26:8. Spreads out. Job 26:9. Scatters. Job 37:11. Power and wisdom of God shown in forming. Ps.135:6-7; 147:5, 8; Je.10:13; 51:16. Power and wisdom of God shown in condensing. Job 36:27-28; 37:10-11; Pro. 3:20. Made for the glory of God. Ps.148:4. CALLED: Clouds of heaven. Dan.7:13; Mt.24:30. Windows of Heaven. Gen.7:11; Is.24:18. Bottles of Heaven. Job 38:37. Chambers of God. Ps.104:3, 13. Waters above the firmament. Gen.1:7. Dust of God’s feet. Nah.1:3. DIFFERENT KINDS. White. Rev.14:14. Bright. Job 37:11; Zec.10:1. Thick. Job 22:14; 37:11.Black. 1 K.18:45. Swift. Is.19:1. Great. Eze.1:4. Small. 1 K.18:44. Often cover the heavens. Ps.147:8. Often obscure the sun. Job 36:32; Eze.32:7. Often dispersed by the wind. Ho.13:3. USES OF. To give rain. Jud.5:4; Ps.104:13-14. To supply dew. Pro. 3:20; Is.18:4. To moderate heat. Is.25:5. From the west, bring rain. Lu.12:54. Though small, often bring much rain. 1K. 18:44-45. Thunder and lightning come from. Ps.77:17-18. Rainbow appears in. Gen.9:13-14. Often the instrument of God’s judgments. Gen.7:11-12; Job 37:13; Ps. 77:17. Man ignorant of. Job 36:29; 37:15; 37:16. Cannot number. Job 38:37. Cannot cause to rain. Job 38:34. Won’t stay. Job 38:37. Also see. Is.60:8; Heb.12:1; Je. 4:13; Eze.1:4; 30:3; 34:12; 38:9, 16; Is.19:1; 44:22; Lam.2:1; Joel 2:2; 2Sa.22:12; Ps.97:2; 104:3; Pro.16:15; 25:14; Ho.6:4; 13:3; Jude 1:12; 2 Pe.2:17; 2Sa.23:3-4.
http://www.lastdaysprophecy.org/L_D_books_god_controls_his_creation.html COMFORT is your faith getting too comfortable? Gen.12:2; 2 Tim.3:1. Lot couldn’t let go of his. Gen.19:16 • doing God’s will doesn’t guarantee a comfortable life. Job 2:10; Lu.2:3-6. sensitive in how you comfort others. Job 2:11. ways to comfort those in pain. Job 16:1. sacrificing yours to show love for another. Song 3:1-4. Isaiah shifts his focus to. Is.40:1. may come through adversity. Is.40:1-2. in knowing God keeps His Promises. Mk.1:2-3. Holy Spirit comforted disciples. Lu.24:51. From Christ. Mt.9:22; 14:27; Mk.5:34;36; 6:50; Lu.4:18; Lu.7:13; 8:48,52; 24:38; Jn. 6:20; 14:1,18,27; 16:22,33; 2Co.1:5; Php. 2:1; 2Th.2:16. From God. Job 15:11; Ps. 71:21; 86:17; 94:19; 119:50,76; 147:3; Is. 12:1; 49:13; 51:3,12; 52:9; 54:11; 61:2; 66:13; Je.31:13; Eze.14:22; Ho.2:14; Zec. 1:13,17; Rom.15:5; 2Co.1:3; 7:6; 2Th. 2:16,17. Special Verses. Job 5:19; 11:16; Ps 27:5; 30:5; 42:5; 103:13; 119:50; 138:7; Is.46:4; 61:3; 63:9; Mt.5:4; Jn.14:1; Rom. 8:28, 38-39; 15:4 1Th.3:7; 4:13. Our duty to. Is.40:1; Ac.16:40; 1Co.14:3,31; 2Co. 1:4; 2:7; 7:7; Ep.6:22; Col.2:2; 4:8; 1Th. 2:11; 3:2; 4:18; 5:11; 5:14.
COMFORTER the assignment or duty of the Holy Ghost. Jn.14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7. It means one who is summoned to the side of another to help him in a court of justice by defending him, to plead a cause. “Advocate” is the right interpretation of the word in every case where it occurs. It speaks of the “intercession” of both Christ and the Holy Spirit. Rom.8:27,34. COMING OF CHRIST refers to His birth. 1Jn.5:20; 2Jn.1:7. Refers to Jesus Christ’s return to earth to establish His Kingdom. Mt.26:64; Ac.1:11; Heb. 9:28. Also: Mt.16:27; 24:36; 24:44; 25:32; Mk. 13:32-37; Jn.14:3; Phil.3:20-21; Col.3:4; 1 Th.4:11-18; 5:2; 5:23; 2Th. 3:10-12; 1Ti. 6:14; 2Ti.4:1; Tit.2:13; Heb.10:37; Ja.5:8; Jude 1:14-15; Rev.1:7; 22:20.
COMMANDMENTS OF GOD. Laws of God, Ten Commandments, purpose of. Ex. 20:1. significance of the first one. Ex.20:1-6. Our commands from Christ. Mt. 22:37-40; 28:20; Jn.13:34; 14:15,21; 15:10,14,17.
COMMUNICATIONS. Mt.5:37; 12:35-37; Ep.4:29; Col.3:8; 4:6; Ja.5:12.
share spiritual experiences in. Ex.10:2. different ways God speaks. Ex.20:18; Nu. 7:89. avoid destructive rumors. Ex.23:1. your presence more important than words. Job 2:13. stay away from irrelevant disputes. 1Ti.1:3-4. danger of theological hairsplitting. 1Ti.1:6. listening an important part of. Ja.1:19. learning what not to say. Gen.42:8-9; Ja.3:2-3. damage the tongue can do. Ja.3:6. what our words reveal about us. Ja.3:9-12. Spiritual. De.6:7; 11:19; Ps. 145:11; Mal.3:16; Lu.24:13-14; 24:32; Ep. 5:19. speak up for the truth. Num.13:30-32.
Be careful. Pro.18:13; Ja.1:19. GOD’S UNUSUAL METHODS. some quite unexpected, that He has used to give His message. Angels. Gen.32:22-32; Lu.1:13, 30; 2:10. Dreams. Gen.28:10-22; 37:5-10; 40:5; 41:7-8; Is.1:1; Mt.1:20; 2:12-13. Writing on the wall. Da.5:5-9. Talking donkey. Num.22:21-35. Cloud and fire. Ex.13:21-22. Swallowed by a fish. Jon.2. Verbally. Gen.12:1-4; Ex.7:8; Mt.3:13-17; Ac.18:9. Fiery bush. Ex.3:2. God’s Son. Heb. 1:1-2.
COMMUNION A time when believers come together to remember the effects of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for them by receiving and eating the elements Jesus used in the Lord’s Supper (also known as the “Last Supper”). The bread symbolizes Jesus’ body, broken for us on the cross, while the wine (or juice) represents Jesus’ Blood, shed on the cross for our sins. 1Cor. 10:16-17. Also the deep closeness and fellowship a person can experience with God as a result of entering into a personal relationship with Him. 1Co.1:9. Fellowship with God Gen. 18:17-33; Ex.33:9-11; Num.12:7-8. between Christ and His people. Jn.14:23. by the Spirit. 2Co.13:14; Phil.2:1. believers one with another. Ep.4:1-6. The Lord's Supper is so called. 1Co.10:16-17, because in it there is fellowship between Christ and His disciples, and of the disciples with one another. as part of the Lord’s Supper. Mt. 26:26. the origin of. Mk.14:22-25. significance of. Lk.22:17-20. why early church observed it. Ac.2:42. allows Christians to participate in Jesus sacrifice. 1Co.10:16-21. how it should be observed. 1Cor.11:27. don’t take it in unworthy manner. 1Cor.11:27-34.
CONCEIT an exaggerated opinion of oneself. 1Sa.17:44; 1Ki.2:15; Est.6:6; Job 12:2; 15:8; 32:13; Pr.3:7; 12:15; 18:12; 23:4; 26:5,12; 28:11; Ec.7:16; Is.5:21; 10:13; 19:11; Je.8:8; Eze.28:3; Mk.8:32; Jn.9:41; Rom.1:22; 11:25; 12:3,16; 1Co. 3:18; 8:2; Ga.6:3; Pr.3:5,7; 12:15; 23:4; 26:5,12,16; 28:11,26; Is.5:21; Je.9:23; Lu. 18:11-12; Rom.1:22; 11:25; 12:16. Hypocrisy, Pride.
CONVERSATION lifestyle. Ep.2:3; 4:22. one’s conduct in life. This word is never used in Scripture in the sense of verbal communication. Ps.50:23; Heb.13:5. In Phil.1:27; 3:20, it means one’s relations as a citizen.
CONCUBINES plural wives, polygamy. role of. Jud.19:1. consequences of Gideon’s relationship with. Jud.8:31; 9:56-57. sleeping with the king’s. 2Sa.3:6-7. Also. Gen.6:3; 22:24; 30:4; 36:12; Jud.8:31; 2Sa. 5:13; 1K.11:3; 1Ch.2:46; 7:14; 2Ch.11:21.
CONSECRATION devoting or setting aside anything to the worship or service of God. The race of Abraham and the tribe of Levi were consecrated. Ex.13:2,12,15; Nu. 3:12. The Jews devoted their fields and cattle, and sometimes the spoils of war, to the Lord. Lev.27:28-29. According to the Mosaic law the first-born of both man and beast were consecrated to God. In the N.T. Christians are regarded as consecrated to the Lord. 1Pe.2:9. Personal. Ex.32:29; 1Ch.29:5; Pr.23:26; Rom.12:1; 2Ti.2:21. Examples. Jud.5:2; 2Ch.17:16; Ps.40:7; Is. 6:8; Ac.6:4; 2Co.8:5; Php.3:8.
CONSEQUENCES results of even a small sin is deadly. Gen.3:17-19. of Shechem’s rape Gen.34:27-29. results of sin last a long time. Gen.35:22. of sin are passed on to loved ones Ex.34:7. of disobedience to God Ex.8:15. consider them before making a choice Num.20:21; 1Ch.21:13-14. God’s warnings help us avoid tragic ones De.27:15-26. God’s forgiving a sin may not stop its consequences 2Sa.12:14; 1Pe. 4:17-18. all your decisions have consequences Jud.16:21. of intentional sin more severe 1Sa.2:23-25. ignored when we want something bad enough 1Sa.8:19-20. of David’s sin with Bathsheba 2Sa. 12:10-14. of sin caused ruined lives 1Ch. 5:1. think before you act Mt.27:3-4. of rejecting Christ’s offer Jn.3:18,36; 8:24; Heb.10:26.
CONVOCATION general assembly of the Israelites. Ex.12:16; Lev.23:3,21,27,35; Nu.28:18,25,26; 29:1,7,12,35.
CORBAN a Hebrew word adopted into the Greek of the N.T. and left untranslated. It occurs only once Mk. 7:11. It means a gift or offering consecrated to God, any thing that was irrevocably dedicated to the temple. Land, however, so dedicated might be redeemed before the year of jubilee Lev.27:16-24. Jesus condemns the Pharisees for their false doctrine, inasmuch as by their traditions they had destroyed the commandment which requires children to honor their father and mother, now teaching them to find excuse from helping their parents by the device of pronouncing “Corban” over their goods, thus keeping them to their own selfish use. Many people who took the Corban vow were disregarding God’s clear command to take care of their needy parents. Explanation of. Mt.15:5-6.
CORDS OF THE CROSS What was it that held Christ to the cross? It was not because He was friendless Mt.26:53. It was not human weakness Jn.10:18. It was Our sins. A Savior's love. Surrender to God's will Mt.26:42. Loyalty to an eternal purpose; which was our deliverance from sin and death, available only through the death of Christ Jesus.
CORIANDER Ex.16:31; Nu.11:7, seed to which manna is likened in its form and color. Used medicinally and as a spice.
CORINTH description of Acts 18:1; 1 Co.1:2. some became Christians in Ac. 18:10-11. church divided over its preachers. 1Co.1:12. why church there had so many problems 1Co.3:10-17. sexual temptation in 1Co.7:1. Paul’s unscheduled visit to 2Co.1:1. why Paul delayed a visit to 2Co. 1:15-17. Also 1Co.1:2; 3:4; 5:1-13; 6:1-20; 7:1; 11:1-34; 14:1-40; 16:21; 2Co.1:1,13; 9:1-15; 10:1-18; 2 Cor. 1:13.
CORINTHIANS FIRST, LETTER OF why and to whom Paul wrote it. Ac.18:1;
1Co.1:1. Paul wrote it from Ephesus. Ac. 19:1.
CORINTHIANS SECOND, LETTER OF background to. 2Co.1:1.The two letters to the Corinthian church are very different. 1 Corinthians is practical, focuses on the character of the Corinthian church. Deals with questions on marriage, freedom, spiritual gifts, and order in the church. Paul instructs in matters concerning the church’s well-being. Contains advice to help the church combat the pagan influences in the wicked city of Corinth. 2 Corinthians is a personal focus on Paul. He bares his soul and tells of his love for the Corinthian church. It deals with the problem of false teachers, as Paul defends his authority and the truth of his message. Paul gives his testimony because he knows that acceptance of his advice is vital to the church’s well-being. It contains testimony to help the church contest the devastation caused by false teachers.
CORN A general term for all grains. In valleys. Ps.65:13; Mk.4:28. A product of Egypt. Gen.41:47-49. A product of Palestine. De.33:28; Eze.27:17. Parched. Ruth 2:14; 1Sa.17:17; 25:18; 2Sa.17:28. Ground. 2Sa.17:19. Eaten by the Israelites. Jos.5:11-12. Shocks of, burnt. Ju.15:5. Heads of, plucked by Christ’s disciples. Mt.12:1. Mosaic laws concerning. Ex.22:6; De.23:25. Figurative. Ps.72:16; Ho.14:7; Jn.12:24. Symbolic. Ge.41:5.
CORNELIUS a centurion whose history is told in Acts 10. He was a “devout man,” and like the centurion of Capernaum, believed in the God of Israel. His residence at Caesrea probably brought him into contact with Jews who told him their expectations about the Messiah; so he was prepared to welcome the message Peter brought him. He became the first Gentile to come to Christ. He and his family were baptized and admitted into the Christian church. Ac. 10:1, 44-48. His conversion was a stepping stone for spreading Gospel to Rome. Ac. 10:1. contrasted with Peter. Ac.10:45.
CORNERSTONE Jesus as cornerstone of the church. Mt.21:42. Figurative. Ps. 144:12. Of Christ. Ps.118:22; Is. 28:16; Mt. 21:42; Mk.12:10; Lu.20:17; Ac.4:11; 1Co. 3:11; Ep. 2:20; 1Pe.2:6.
CORRUPTION how it began in Solomon’s kingdom. 1K.10:26-11:3. of the northern kingdom. 1K.17:1. don’t let power corrupt you. Es.10:3. Physical decomposition. Le.22:25. After death. Ge. 3:19; Job 17:14; 21:26; 34:15; Ps.16:10; 49:9; 104:29; Ec.3:20; 12:1-14; Jon.2:6; Ac.2:27; 2:31; 13:34-37; 1Co.15:42; 15:50. Figurative. Of sin. Is.38:17;
Ro. 8:21; Ga.6:8; 2P.1:4; 2:12,19. Mount of corruption. 2K.23:13. Physical Gen 3:19; Job 7:5; 13:28; 17:14; 19:26; 21:26; 24:20; Ps.16:10; 49:9; 104:29; 119:25; 146:4; Ec. 3:20; 12:7; Is.14:11; Jn.11:39; Ac.2:27; 13:36; 1Co.15:42,50. Moral Ge.6:12; Le. 19:29; De.4:16; Jud.2:19; 2Ki.21:6; 23:7; 2Ch.33:6; 36:8; Ezr.9:11; Ne.1:7; Job 22:5; Ps.14:1; 53:1; 55:11; 58:3; Is.1:6; 28:8; Je. 5:28; 6:28; Eze.7:23; Mi.6:12; Zep. 3:7; Mt.23:28; Lu.11:39.
COST the cost of following Jesus. Mt. 8:19-20; Jn.11:16. some think accepting Jesus will cost them too much. sharing our faith no matter the cost. Ac.5:40-42.
COUNCIL counselors who sat in public trials with the governor of a province Ac. 25:12. The Jewish councils were the Sanhedrim, or supreme council of the nation, which had smaller tribunals. Mt. 5:21-22; 10:17; Mk.13:9. In the time of Christ the functions of the Sanhedrim were limited Jn.16:2; 2Co.11:24. In Ps.68:27 the word “council” means simply a company of persons. In ecclesiastical history the word means an assembly of pastors or bishops for the discussion and regulation of church affairs. The first of these councils was the apostles and elders at Jerusalem, of which we have a detailed account in Acts 15.
COUNSEL Advice. 1K.22:5; Ps.1:1; 73:24; Pro.1:5; 9:9; 11:14; 12:15; 15:22; 19:20; 20:18; 24:6; 27:9; 1Thes.5:11,14.
COUNSELLOR an adviser Pro.11:14; 15:22, a king's state counsellor 2Sa.15:12. A wise man, versed in law and diplomacy. 1Ch.27:32-33. Ahithophel was, to David. 2 Sa.16:23; 27:33. Ahithophel was, to Absalom. 2Sa.16:23. A member of the Sanhedrin at Jerusalem. Mk.15:43; Lu.23:50-51. A title of Christ. Is.9:6.
CRAFTINESS deception. Instances of. Satan, in the temptation of Eve. Ge.3:1-5. Jacob, in purchase of Esau’s birthright. Ge.25:31-33. Jacob, in obtaining Isaac’s blessing. Ge. 27:6-29. Jacob, in his management of Laban’s flocks and herds. Ge.30:31-43. Gibeonites, in deceiving Joshua and the Israelites into a treaty. Jos.9:3-15. Sanballat, in trying to deceive Nehemiah into a conference. Neh. 6:1-19. Jews, in seeking to entangle the Master. Mt.22:15-17; 22:24-28; Mk.12:13-14; 12:18-23; Lu.20:19-26. Jews, in seeking to slay Jesus. Mt.26:4; Mk.14:1.
CREATION “In the beginning” God created, (called into being), all things out of nothing. Creation by God was done for infinitely wise reasons. All things exist only in the will of God. The work of creation is attributed (1) to the Godhead Ge.1:1, 26; (2) to the Father 1Co.8:6); (3) to the Son Jn. 1:3; Col.1:16-17; (4) to the Holy Spirit Ge. 1:2; Job 26:13; Ps.104:30. The fact that He is the Creator identifies Jehovah as the true God Is.37:16; 40:12-13; 54:5; Ps.96:5; Je. 10:11-12. The one great end in the work of Creation is the display of the glory of the Creator Col.1:16; Rev.4:11; Ro.11:36. God’s Works, equally with God’s Word, are a revelation from Him; and when rightly understood, there can be no contradiction. why God chose to create the world. Ge. 1:1. what it teaches about God. Ge.1:1; Ps.104:24. how did God create the world? Ge.1:1. only the Bible shows one supreme God creating the earth out of his great love and giving all people a special place in it. We will never know all the answers to how God created the earth, but the Bible tells us that God did create it. equality of men and women in. Ge.1:27. God is pleased with how He made you. Ge.1:31. God rested from the work of. Ge.2:2-3. responsibility to care for. Ps.8:6. proves existence of a Creator. Ps.19:1-6. relationship between God the Creator and man the Creation. Ro.9:21. God’s saving power tied to His creative power. Heb.1:3. God will create a new Earth. Rev.21:1. the Bible begins and ends with. Rev.21:5. CREATION Col. 1:16; Heb.11:3. History of. Ge.1:1-2:25.
CREMATION physical body being burned. Jo.7:25; 1Sa.31:12; 2K. 23:20; Am.2:1; 6:10.
CROSS in the N. T. is the instrument of death by crucifixion, and was used for the crucifixion of Christ. Ep.2:16; He.12:2; 1Co.1:17-18; Ga.5:11; 6:12, 14; Phil.3:18. The word also means any severe affliction, trial or sacrifice. Mt.10:38; 16:24; Mk.8:34; 10:21.
CROSS OF CHRIST is the symbol of shame, humiliation, and forgiveness. (1.) An Instrument Of Death Mt.27:32; Mk. 15:21; Lu.23:26; Jn.19:17; Php.2:8; Heb. 12:2. (2.) A Symbol Of Doctrine Its Message 1Co.1:17. Its Glory Ga.6:14. Its Reconciliation. Ep.2:16. Its Enemies. Php. 3:18. Its Peace Col.1:20. Its accomplishment Col.2:14.
CROSS BEARING commanded of all disciples Mt.10:38; 16:24; Mk.8:34; 10:21; Lu.9:23; 14:27.
CROWN for priests. Ex.29:6; 39:30; Le. 8:9. Worn by kings. 2Sa.1:10; 12:30; 2 K. 11:12; Es.6:8; Song 3:11; Rev.6:2. Worn by queens. Es.1:11; 2:17; 8:15. Made of gold. Ps.21:3; Zec.6:11. Of victory. 2Tim.2:5. An ornament.Eze.16:12; 23:42. Set with gems. 2Sa.12:30; 1Ch.20:2; Is.62:3; Zec.9:16. Of thorns. Mt.27:29; Mk.15:17; Jn.19:5. Figurative. Is.28:5; 1Co.9:25; 2Tim.4:8; Ja. 1:12; 1Pe.5:4; Rev.2:10; 3:11. Symbolic. Rev.4:4,10; 6:2; 9:7; 12:1; 12:3; 13:1; 14:14; 19:12. Literal 894 Lev.8:9; 2Sa. 1:10; 12:30; 2Ki.11:12; Es.1:11; 8:15; Mt. 27:29; Rev.4:10. Figurative Ps.8:5; 21:3; 103:4; Pr.4:9; 12:4; 16:31; 17:6.
CROWN OF THORNS our Lord was crowned with a, in mockery by the Romans Mt.27:29.
CROWNS, Spiritual. The Incorruptible Crown 1Co.9:25. The Crown Of Righteousness 2Ti.4:8. The Crown Of Life Ja.1:12. The Crown Of Glory 1Pe. 5:4; Rev.2:10. To Be Guarded Rev.3:11. Cast At Jesus’ Feet Rev.4:10.
CRUCIFIXION was a feared and shameful form of being put to death. The victim was forced to carry his cross along the longest possible route to the site as a warning to bystanders. Jesus was nailed to the cross; some were tied to their crosses with ropes. In either case, death came by suffocation as the person lost strength and the weight of the body made breathing more and more difficult. Explanation of. Mk.15:25; Jn.19:18. Why the Jews wanted Jesus crucified. Mk.15:13. Why victims’ legs often broken during. Jn.19:32. Separated Jesus from God. Mt.27:46. What it means to be crucified with Christ. Ga.2:20. The reproach of. Ga.3:13; 5:11. Of two malefactors. Mt. 27:38. Of disciples, foretold. Mt.23:34. Figurative. Ro.6:6; Ga.2:20; 5:24; 6:14.
CRUELTY causing pain and suffering. Of slave traders. Ge.37:28. Assyrians treated captives with. 2K.19:28. Instances of. Of Sarah to Hagar. Ge.16:6; 21:9-14. Egyptians to the Israelites. Ex. 5:6-18. Peninnah to Hannah. 1Sa.1:4-7; 2:3. Of Jews to Jesus. Mt.26:67; 27:28-31. Of soldiers to Jesus. Lu.22:64; Jn.19:3. In war. Is.13:16,18. 1. Examples of. Ge.37:24; Ex.1:22; 5:14; Ju.1:6; 9:18,24; 9:49; 16:21; 1Sa.11:2; 2Sa.12:31; 2Ki. 8:12; 25:7; Je.38:6; 39:6; Da.3:20; Am. 1:13; Mt.2:16; 27:26; Mk.6:25; Lu.10:30; 20:12; Jn.18:22; 19:2,32; Ac.16:24; 22:24; 27:42.
CRUSE a utensil; flask, cup, bottle, dish, pitcher, saucer, etc. 1Sa.26:11-12,16; 1K.14:3; 19:6, 17:12,14,16; 2K.2:20; 21:13; 2Ch.35:13; Je.19:1,10; Pr.19:24; 26:15.
CUBIT It is difficult to determine the exact length of this measure. It is uncertain whether it included the entire length of the forearm, from the elbow to the tip of the longest finger, or only from the elbow to the root of the hand at the wrist. The common estimate as to the length of the cubit makes it 20.24 inches for the ordinary cubit, and 21.888 inches for the sacred one. This is the same as the Egyptian measurements. Ge.6:16; De.3:11; Eze.40:5; 43:13; Rev.21:17. Who can add to his height. Mt.6:27; Lu. 12:25.
CULTS religions that do not teach the Truth of God’s Holy Word. prostitution common in. Ge. 38:15-23. See: 2Tim.4:3; Tit.1:9; 2Jn.1:10-11.
CULTURE civilized world, advancement of knowledge. wealth of ancient Egypt. Ge. 39:1. don’t become absorbed by pagan culture. Le.18:3; Nu.25:1-2. adjusting to yours without compromising convictions. Da.1:12,17. Jesus breaks barriers of prejudice in. Jn.4:7-9. how Christians should behave in. 1Co.11:14-15.
CUP Joseph’s drinking cup. Ge.44:2. the cup Jesus refers to. Mt.20:22; Jn.8:11. why Jesus asked that it be taken away.
Mt.26:39. See: Ge.40:11; 44:2; 2Sa.12:3; 1 K.7:26; 1Ch.28:17; Je.52:19; Mt.23:25. Used in the institution of the Lord’s Supper. Mt.26:27; Mk.14:23; Lu.22:20; 1Co.10:21. Of the table of devils. 1Co.10:21. Figurative. Of sorrow. Ps.11:6; 73:10; 75:8; Is.51:17,22; Je.25:15-28; Eze. 23:31-34; Mt.20:22-23; 26:39; Mk.14:36; Lu.22:42; Jn.18:11; Rev.14:10. Of consolation. Je.16:7. Of joy. Ps.23:5. Of salvation. Ps.116:13.
CUP-BEARER an officer of high rank with Egyptian, Persian, Assyrian, and Jewish monarchs. The cup-bearer of the king of Egypt is mentioned in connection with Joseph's history. Ge.40:1-21; 41:9. Rabshakeh was cup-bearer in the Assyrian court 2K.18:17. Nehemiah filled this office to the king of Persia. Neh.1:11. We read also of Solomon's cup-bearers. 1K.10:5;
CUPIDITY avarice, covetousness, lust, greed. Ec.4:7-8; 5:10-11; 1Tim.3:2-3; 6:5,9,10; Tit. 1:7,11; 2:12; Ge.3:6; Ex.20:17; Job 31:9-12; Ps.81:12; Pr.6:24-25; Mt.5:28; Mk.4:19; Jn. 8:44; 1Co.9:27; 10:6-7; Ep.4:22; 2Tim. 2:22; 4:3-4; Ja.1:14-15; 4:1-3; 1P.2:11; 4:3; 2P.2:18; 3:3; 1Jn. 2:16-17; Jude 1:11,16,18. Mt.6:19-21; 6:24-25; 6:31-33; 13:22; 16:26; 19:23-24; 22:1-14; Mk.4:19; 7:21-23; Lu.7:14; 12:15-21; 12:33-34; 14:16-24; 18:24-25; Jn.6:26-27; Ro.1:29; 13:1-14; 1Cor.5:11; 6:10; Ep.5:3,5; Phil.3:18-19; Col.3:2; 3:5-6; 1Th.2:5; 1Tim.3:3; 6:5-11; 6:17; 2Tim.3:2; He.13:5; Ja.4:2; 4:13-17; 1P.5:2; 2P.2:3; 2:14-16; 1Jn.2:15-17.
CYRENE A city in Libya. Ac.2:10. Had a synagogue. Ac.6:9. Simon and Lucius belonged to. Mk.15:21; Ac.11:20; 13:1.
CYRUS King of Persia. Issues a decree
for the liberation of the Jews and rebuilding the temple. 2Ch.36:22; Ezra 1:11; 3:7; 4:3; 5:13-14; 6:3. Prophecies concerning. Is. 13:17-22; 21:2; 41:2; 44:28-45:4; 45:13; 46:11; 48:14-15. Why God anointed him. Is.45:1-8.
DAGON National god of the Philistines. Ju.16:23; 1Sa.5:1-12.Temple of. 1Ch.10:10.
DAMASCUS An ancient city. Ge.14:15; 15:2. Capital of Syria. 1K.20:34; Is.7:8; Je. 49:23-29; Eze.47:16-17. Laid under tribute to David. 2Sa.8:5-6. Besieged by Rezon.
1K.11:23-24. Recovered by Jeroboam. 2 K. 14:28. Taken by king of Assyria. 2K.16:9. Walled. Je.49:27; 2Co.11:33. Garrisoned. 2Co.11:32. Luxury in. Amos 3:12. Paul’s experiences in. Ac.9:1-43; 22:5-16; 26:12-20; 2Co.11:32; Ga.1:17. Prophecies concerning. Is.8:4; 17:1-2; Je.49:23-29; Amos 1:3; 1:5; Zec.9:1. Wilderness of. 1K. 19:15.
DAN, THE TRIBE OF Descended from Jacob’s fifth son. Ge.30:6. Predictions concerning. Ge.49:16-17; De.33:22. Samson was of. Ju.13:2, 24-25.
DANCING moving to music, leaping or skipping about excitedly. Ex.15:20; 32:19; Ju.11:34; 21:19-21; 1Sa.18:6; 21:11; 30:16; 2Sa.6:14-16; Job 21:11; Ps.30:11; 149:3; 150:4; Ec.3:4; Je.31:4,13; La.5:15; Mt.11:17; Lu.15:23-25. Herodias, daughter of Herod, dances before him. Mt.14:6; Mk. 6:22. Idolatrous. Ex.32:19,25. Dancing before the Lord. Ex.15:20; 1Sa.18:6; 2Sa.6:14; 1Ch. 15:29; Ps.30:11; 149:3; 150:4.
DANIEL A Jewish captive, also called Beltheshazzar. Educated in king’s court. Da.1:1-21. Interprets visions. Da.2:1-49; 4:1-5:31. Promotion and executive authority of. Da.2:48-49; 5:11,29; 6:2. Conspiracy against, cast into the lions’ den. Da.6:1-28. Prophecies of. Da.4:8-9; 7:1-12:13; Mt. 24:15. Abstinence of. Da.1:8-16. Wisdom of. Eze.28:3; Da.1:17. Devoutness of. Eze. 14:14; Da.2:18; 6:1-28; 9:1-10:21; 12:1-13. Courage and fidelity; 1Th.5:4-5; 1Pe.2:9; 1 Jn.1:5-7; 2:8-11. http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_daniel_intro.htm
DARLING means an “only one.” Ps. 22:20; 35:17.
DART A light javelin. Nu.25:7; 1Sa. 18:10; 2Sa.18:14; Job 41:29. Figurative. Ep. 6:16.
DAUGHTER Forbidden to be wife of her mother’s husband. Le.20:14. Sold in concubinage. Ex.21:7-10. Given in marriage by parents. Ju.1:12-13; 1Sa. 17:25; 18:20-21. Property rights of. Nu. 27:1-11; 36:1-13; Jo.17:3-6; Ruth 4:3. Used also for granddaughter. Ge.36:2.
Daughters Of Philip. Ac.21:9.
DAVID King of Israel Psalm 12. Ps.12:1-8; 22:1-31. Goes to En-gedi. 1Sa.23:29. Refrains from slaying Saul (Writes Psalm 57). 1Sa. 24:1-22; Ps. 57:1-11. Covenants with Saul. 1Sa. 26:1-25. Marries Nabal’s widow, Abigail, and Ahinoam. 1Sa.25:1-44. Dwells in wilderness of Ziph; opportunity to slay Saul, but takes his spear only; Saul is contrite. 1Sa.26:1-25. Flees to Achish and dwells in Ziklag. 1Sa.27:1-12. List of men who join him. 1Ch.12:1-22. Conducts an expedition against Amalekites; misstates the facts to Achish. 1Sa.27:8-12. • At this time probably writes Psalm 141. Ps.141:1-10. Is refused permission to accompany the Philistines to battle against the Israelites. 1Sa.28:1-2; 29:1-11. Rescues the people of Ziklag, who had been captured by the Amalekites. 1 Sa. 30:1-31. Probably writes Psalm 13 at this time. Ps.13:1-6. Death and burial of Saul and his sons. 1Sa.31:1-13; 2Sa.21:1-14. Slays the murderer of Saul. 2Sa.1:1-16. Lamentation over Saul. 2Sa.1:17-27. After dwelling one year and four months at Ziklag. 1Sa.27:7, goes to Hebron, and is anointed king by Judah. 2Sa.2:1-4; 2:11; 5:5; 1K.2:11; 1Ch.3:4; 11:1-3. List of those who join him at Hebron. 1Ch. 12:23-40. Ish-bosheth, son of Saul, crowned. 2Sa.2:1-4:12. David wages war against, and defeats, Ish-bosheth. 2Sa. 2:13-32; 3:4. Demands the restoration of Michal, his wife. 2Sa.3:14-16. Abner revolts from Ish-bosheth, and joins David, but is slain by Joab. 2Sa.3:1-39. Punishes Ish-bosheth’s murderers. 2Sa.4:1-12. Anointed king over all Israel. 2Sa.2:11; 5:5; 1Ch.3:4; 11:1-3; 12:23-40; 29:27. Makes conquest of Jerusalem. 2Sa.5:6; 1Ch.11:4-8; Is.29:1. Builds a palace. 2Sa. 5:11; 2Ch.2:3. Friendship of, with Hiram, king of Tyre. 2Sa. 5:11; 1 Kings 5:1. Prospered of God. 2Sa.5:10; 1 Ch.11:9. Fame of. 1Ch.14:17. Philistines make war against, and are defeated by. 2Sa.5:17,25. Assembles thirty thousand men to escort the ark to Jerusalem with music and thanksgiving. 2Sa.6:1-5. Uzzah is stricken when he attempts to steady the ark. 2Sa. 6:6-11. David is terrified, and leaves the ark at the house of Obed-edom. 2Sa.6:9-11. After three months brings the ark to Jerusalem with dancing and great joy. 2Sa. 6:12-16; 1Ch.13:1-14. Organized the tabernacle service. 1Ch.9:22; 15:16-24; 16:4-6; 16:37-43. Offers sacrifice, distributes gifts, and blesses the people.
2Sa.6:17-19. Michal upbraids him for his religious enthusiasm. 2Sa.6:20-23. Desires to build a temple; is forbidden, but receives promise that his seed should reign forever. 2Sa.7:12-16; 23:5; 1Ch.17:11-14; 2Ch. 6:16; Ps.89:3-4; 132:11-12; Ac.15:16; Ro. 15:12. Interpretation and fulfillment of this prophecy. Ac.13:22-23. At this time probably writes Psalms 15, 16, 24, 101, 138. Ps.15:1-16:11; 24:1-10; 101:1-8; 138:1-8. Conquers the Philistines, Moabites, and Syria. 2Sa.8:1-18. Treats Mephibosheth, the lame son of Saul, with great kindness. 2Sa.9:6; 19:24-30. Sends message of sympathy to Hanun. 2Sa. 10:1-19; 1Ch.19:1-19. Probably writes Psalms 18, 20, 21. Ps.18:1-50; 20:1-21:13. Commits adultery with Bath-sheba. 2Sa. 11:2-5. Maliciously causes the death of Uriah. 2Sa.11:6-25. Takes Bath-sheba to be his wife. 2Sa.11:26-27. Is rebuked by the prophet Nathan. 2Sa.12:1-14. Repents of his crime and confesses his guilt. Ps. 6:1-10; 32:1-11; 38:1-40:17; 51:1-19. Is chastised with grievous affliction on account of his crime. Ps.38:1-22; 41:1-13; 69:1-36. Death of his infant son by Bath-sheba. 2Sa.12:15-23. Solomon is born to. 2Sa.12:24-25. Ammonites defeated and tortured. 2Sa.12:26-31. Amnon’s crime, his murder by Absalom, and Absalom’s flight. 2Sa.13:1-39. Absalom’s return. 2Sa.14:1-24. Absalom takes over. 2Sa.14:1-15:37. David’s flight from Jerusalem. At this time he probably writes Psalms 5, 7, 26, 61, 63, 69, 70. 86, 143. 2Sa.15:13-37; Ps.5:1-12; 7:1-17; 26:1-12; 61:1-8; 63:1-11; 69:1-70:5; 86:1-17; 143:1-12. Shimei curses him. 2 Sa.16:1-23. Crosses the Jordan. 2Sa. 17:21-29. Absalom’s defeat and death. 2Sa.18:1-33. Laments the death of Absalom. 2Sa.18:33-19:4. Upbraided by Joab. 2Sa.19:5-7. David upbraids the priests for not showing loyalty amid the murmurings of the people against him. 2Sa.19:9-15. Returns to Jerusalem.2Sa.20:1-3. At this time, probably, composes Psalms 27, 66, 122, 144. Ps. 27:1-14; 66:1-20; 122:1-9; 144:1-15. Sheba’s conspiracy against David, and his death. 2Sa.20:1-26. Makes Amasa general. 2Sa.19:13. Amasa is slain. 2Sa. 20:4-10. Consigns seven sons of Saul to the Gibeonites to be slain to atone for Saul’s persecution of the Gibeonites. 2Sa. 21:1-14. Buries Saul’s bones, and his sons’. 2Sa.21:12-14. Defeats the Philistines. 2Sa.21:15-22; 1Ch.20:4-8. Takes the military strength of Israel without divine authority, and is reproved. 2Sa.24:1-25; 1Ch.21:1-30; 27:24. Probably composes Psalms 30, 131. Ps. 30:1-12; 131:1-3. Marries Abishag. 1K. 1:1-4. Probably composes Psalms 19, 111. Ps.19:1-14; 111:1-10. Reorganizes the tabernacle service. 1Ch.22:1-26:32; 2 Ch. 7:6; 8:14; 23:18; 29:27-30; 35:15; Ezra 3:10; 8:20. Adonijah usurps the sceptre; Solomon appointed to the throne. 1K. 1:1-53; 1Ch.23:1. Delivers his charge to Solomon. 1K.2:1-11; 1Ch.22:6-19; 28:1-29:30. Probably composes Psalms 23, 145. Ps.23:1-6; 145:1-21. Last words of. 2Sa.23:1-7. Death of. 1K.2:10; 1Ch. 29:28; Ac.2:29-30. Sepulchre of. Ac.2:29. Age of, at death. 2Sa.5:4-5; 1Ch.29:28. Length of reign, forty years. 1K.2:11; 1 Ch.29:27-28. Wives of. 2Sa.3:1-39. Children born at Hebron. 2Sa.3:2-5; 1 Ch. 3:4. Children born at Jerusalem. 2Sa. 5:14-16; 1Ch.3:5-8; 14:4-7. Descendants of. 1Ch.3:1-24. Civil and military officers of. 2Sa.8:16-18. Lists of his heroes, and of their exploits. 2Sa.23:1-39; 1Ch.11:1-47; 12:23-40. Devoutness of. 1Sa.13:14; 2 Sa. 6:5; 6:14-18; 7:18-29; 8:11; 24:25; 1 K. 3:14; 1Ch.17:16-27; 29:10; 2Ch.7:17; Ps.6:1-7:17; 11:1-7; 13:1-6; 17:1-15; 22:1-31; 26:1-12; 27:7-28:9; 31:1-24; 35:1-28; 37:1-39:13; 40:11-17; 42:1-43:5; 51:1-19; 54:1-57:11; 59:1-62:12; 64:1-6; 66:1-20; 69:1-71:24; 86:1-17; 101:1-8; 108:1-13; 120:1-2; 140:1-144:15; Zec. 12:8; Ac.13:22. Justice in his administration. 2Sa.8:15; 1Ch.18:14. Discreetness of. 1Sa.18:14; 18:30. Meekness of. 1Sa.24:7; 26:11; 2Sa.16:11; 19:22-23. Merciful. 2Sa.19:23. David as musician. 1Sa.16:21-23; 1Ch.15:16; 23:5; 2Ch.7:6; 29:26; Ne.12:36; Am.6:5. David as poet. 2Sa.22:1-51. David as prophet. 2 Sa.23:2-7; 1Ch.28:19; Mt.22:41-46; Ac.2:25-38; 4:25. Type of Christ. Ps. 2:1-12; 16:1-11; 18:43; 69:7-9; 69:20-21; 69:26,29; 89:19-37. Jesus called son of. Mt.9:27; 12:23; 15:22; 20:30-31; 21:9; 22:42; Mk.10:47-48; Lu.18:37; 18:39. Prophecies concerning him and his kingdom. Nu.24:17; 24:19; 2Sa.7:11-16; 1Ch.17:9-14; 22:1-19; 2Ch.6:5-17; 13:5; 21:7; Ps.89:19-37; Is.9:7; 16:5; 22:20-25; Jer.23:5; 33:15-26; Lu.1:32-33. Chronicles of, written by Samuel, Nathan, and Gad. 1Ch.29:29-30. A prophetic name for Christ. Jer.30:9; Eze.34:23-24; 37:24-25; Ho.3:5.
DAVID’S MIGHTY MEN who they were. 2Sa.23:8-39.
DAVID, CITY OF (1.) David took from the Jebusites the fortress of Mount Zion. He “dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David.” 1Ch.11:7. This was the name afterwards given to the castle and royal palace on Mount Zion, as distinguished from Jerusalem. 1K.3:1; 8:1. It was on the south-west side of Jerusalem, opposite the temple mount, with which it was connected by a bridge over the Tyropoeon valley. (2) Bethlehem is called the “city of David” Lu.2:4, 11, because it was David's birth-place and early home. 1Sa.17:12.
DAY The light first called. Ge.1:5. the time of the sun’s duration above the horizon. Ge.31:39-40; Ne.4:21-22. Prophetical, a year. Ez.4:6; Da.12:12. Break of. Ge.32:24, 26; Song 2:17. Morning. Ex.29:39; 2Sa.23:4. Noon. Ge. 43:16; Ps.55:17. Decline of. Ju.19:8-9; Lu.9:12; 24:29. Evening. Ge.8:11; Ps.104:23; Jer.6:4. Sometimes divided into four parts. Neh.9:3. Later subdivided into twelve hours. Mt.20:3, 5-6; Jn.11:9. Time of, determined by the dial. 2K.20:11. Succession of, secured by covenant. Ge. 8:22. Made for the glory of God. Ps.74:16. Proclaims the glory of God. Ps.19:2. Under the control of God. Amos 5:8; 8:9. JUDGMENT CALLED A DAY OF: Anger. La. 2:21. Wrath. Job 20:28; Zep. 1:15, 18; Ro.2:5. Visitation. Mi.7:4. Destruction. Job 21:30. Darkness. Joel 2:2; Zep.1:15. Trouble. Ps.102:2. Calamity. Deut.32:35; Jer.18:17. Adversity. Pro. 24:10. Vengeance. Pro.6:34; Is.61:2. Slaughter. Is.30:25; Jer.12:3. Evil. Jer. 17:17; Am.6:3; Ep.6:13. The Lord. Is. 2:12; 13:6; Zep.1:14. A TIME OF MERCY CALLED A DAY OF: Salvation. 2Co.6:2. Redemption. Ep.4:30. Visitation. Jer.27:22; 1Pe.2:12. God’s power. Ps.110:3. A TIME OF FESTIVITY CALLED A: Good day. Es.8:17; 9:19. Day of good tidings. 2K.7:9. Day which the Lord has made. Ps.118:24. Solemn day. Nu.10:10; Ho.9:5. Day of gladness. Nu.10:10. The time for labor. Ps.104:22. Wild beasts hide during. Ps.104:22. ILLUSTRATIVE OF: Time of judgment. 1Co.3:13; 4:3. Spiritual light. 1 Th.5:5, 8; 2Pe.1:19. The path of the just. Pro.4:18.
DAY OF ATONEMENT explanation of. Ex.30:10. significance of. Le.16:1. scapegoat ceremony. Le.16:5-28.
DAY OF JUDGMENT explanation of. Pro.11:4; Joel 1:15; Mt.7:22; 1Jn.4:17.
DAY OF THE LORD future time when God will intervene directly and dramatically in world affairs. explanation of. Joel 1:15; Ac.2:16-21; 1Th.5:2; 2Th.2:1-2.
DAY OF PENTECOST day of firstfruits, coming fifty days after Passover. Ac.2:1; 20:16; 1Co.16:8. Held 50 days after Passover, Pentecost was also called the Feast of Weeks, one of three major annual Jewish feasts (Deut. 16:16), a festival of thanksgiving for the harvested crops. Jesus was crucified at Passover time, and He ascended 40 days after His resurrection. The promised Holy Spirit came 50 days after the resurrection, ten days after the ascension. Jews of many nations gathered in Jerusalem for this festival. Peter’s speech (Acts 2:14) was given to a varied audience, resulting in a universal harvest of new believers, the first converts to Christianity.
DAY OF PREPARATION the day before a Sabbath or the day prior to a feast Mt.27:62; Mk.15:42; Lu.23:54; Jn.19:14; 19:31; 19:42.
DAY OF VISITATION God’s judgments. Ex.32:34; Nu.16:29; Job 31:14; 35:15; Ps.37:13; 50:3; 59:5; Is.3:18; 10:3; 13:6,9; 24:22; 26:21; 29:6; 63:4; Je.5:9,29; 6:15; 9:9; 10:15; 14:10; 23:2,12; 46:21; 47:4; 48:45; 49:8; 50:27; 51:18; 51:47; La.1:21; Eze.7:7; 12:23; 21:25,29; 22:4,14; 30:3; 39:8; Ho.1:4; 5:9; 8:13; 9:7; Joel 1:15; Am.3:14; 5:18; 8:9; Mi.7:4; Mt.22:11; Lu.19:44; 1Pe.2:12.
DAY'S JOURNEY about eighteen or twenty miles. 1Ki.19:4; Jon.3:4; Lu.2:44. The “three days' journey” in Ex.3:18 is a journey which would take three days in going and returning.
DAYSMAN an arbiter, mediator or judge Job 9:33. They were empowered by mutual consent to decide the cause, and to impose his authority, on both, and enforce his sentence.
DAYSPRING Job 38:12; Lu.1:78. the dawn of the morning; daybreak. Is.60:1-2; Mal.4:2; Rev. 22:16.
DAYSTAR precedes and accompanies the sun-rising. Figurative of spiritual life. It is found only in 2Pe. 1:19, where it means the revelation of Christ to the soul, imparting spiritual light and comfort. He is the “bright and morning star” of Rev. 2:28; Rev. 22:16; Nu.24:17.
DEACON An clergyman charged with the temporal affairs of the church. Ac.6:1-6. Qualifications of. 1Ti.3:8-13. The word signifies servant, and is so translated in. Mt.23:11; Jn.12:26. Also translated minister. Mk.10:43; 1Co.3:5; 1Th.3:2.
DEACONESS Ro.16:1, 3, 12; Phil. 4:2-3; 1Ti.3:11; 5:9-10; Tit.2:3-4. In these passages it is clear that females were then engaged in various Christian ministrations.
DEAD Raised to life. Son of the widow of Zarephath. 1K.17:17-23. Shunammite’s son. 2K.4:32-37. Young man laid in Elisha’s sepulchre. 2K.13:21. Widow’s son. Lu.7:12-15. Jairus’ daughter. Lu. 8:49-55. Lazarus. Jn.11:43-44. • Dorcas. Ac.9:37-40. Eutychus. Ac.20:9-12; He. 11:35. Prepared for burial by washing. Ac.9:37. Prepared for burial by anointing. Mt.26:12. Prepared for burial by wrapping in linen. Mt.27:59. Scripture relating to. Job 3:13-19; Job 14:11-15; Job 14:21; Job 17:13-16; Ps.6:5; 30:9; 49:15; 88:10-12; 115:17; Pro.21:16; Ec.9:5-6; Eze.32:31; Da.12:2; Lu.9:30-31; 16:19-31; 20:35-36; 23:43; Jn.11:25.
DEAD IN SIN the state of the sinner’s soul. Pr. 21:16; Is.59:10; Eze.37:1; Mt.8:22; Lu. 15:32; Jn.6:53; 2Co.5:14; Ep.2:1; 5:14; Col.2:13; 1Ti.5:6; Rev.3:1.
DEAD SEA Lies southeast of Jerusalem. It is 1,292 feet below the surface of the Mediterranean Sea. It covers an area of about 300 square miles. Its depth varies from 11 to 1,310 feet. It is about 53 miles long, and about 10 miles wide. It has no outlet. The great heat of that region causes such rapid evaporation that its average depth, notwithstanding the rivers that run into it, is maintained with little variation. The Jordan emits vast amounts of water every twenty-four hours. Called Salt Sea. Ge.14:3; Nu.34:12. Called Sea of the Plain. De.3:17; 4:49; Jos.3:16. Called East Sea. Joel 2:20. Called Former Sea. Ze.14:8. Prophecy about. Eze.47:7-10,18.
DEAFNESS inability to hear. Law concerning. Le.19:14. Inflicted by God. Ex.4:11. Miraculous cure of. Mt.11:5; Mk.7:32; 9:25. Natural Le.19:14; 2Sa.19:35; Ec.12:4; Mt. 11:5; Mk.7:32; 9:25; Lu.7:22. Spiritual Is. 6:10; Je.6:10; Eze.12:2; Zec.7:11; Mt.13:15; Ac. 28:26-27; 2Ti 4:4.
DEATH the termination of life. It is represented under a variety of aspects in Scripture: Ge.3:19; Ec.12:7; Job 10:21; 38:17; Ps.9:13; 39:4; 76:5; 104:29; 107:18; 2Co.5:1; 5:3-4; 2Pe.1:13-14; 3:9; Je.2:6; 51:39; Lu.2:28-30; Ac.13:36; Phil.1:23; He.2:14; 9:27; 1Co.15:55-57. There is a spiritual death in trespasses and sins. Ro. 8:6; Ep.2:1, 3; Col.2:13. The “second death” Rev.2:11 is the everlasting perdition of the wicked Rev.21:8. THE DEATH OF CHRIST is the cause of all the blessings men enjoy on Earth. But especially it is the procuring cause of the actual salvation of all His people. It does not make their salvation merely possible, but absolutely certain. Mt.18:11; Ro.5:10; 8:32-35;2 Co.5:21; Ga.1:4; 3:13; Ep.1:7; 2:16.
DEATH OF CHRIST, THE Foretold. Is.53:8; Da.9:26; Zec.13:7. Designated by God. Is.53:6,10; Ac.2:23. Necessary for our redemption. Lu.24:46; Ac.17:3. Acceptable, as a Sacrifice to God. Mt.20:28; Ep.5:2;
1Th.5:10. Was voluntary. Is.53:12; Mt. 26:53; Jn.10:17-18. Was undeserved. Is. 53:9. Foretold by Christ. Mt.20:18-19; Jn. 12:32-33. Foretold. Nu.21:8; Jn.3:14. Disgraceful. He.12:2. Accursed. Ga.3:13. Revealed His humility. Phil.2:8. A stumbling block to Jews. 1Co.1:23. Foolishness to Gentiles. 1Co.1:18,23. Demanded by the Jews. Mt.27:22-23. Inflicted by the Gentiles. Mt.27:26-35. In the company of criminals. Is.53:12; Mt.27:38. Accompanied by supernatural signs. Mt.27:45,51-53. Illustrative of the death to sin. Ro.6:3-8; Ga.2:20. Observed in the ordinance of the Lord’s supper. Lu. 22:19-20; 1Co.11:26-29.
DEATH OF SAINTS, THE A sleep in Christ. 1Co.15:18; 1Th.4:14. Is blessed. Rev.14:13. Is gain. Phil.1:21. IS FULL OF. Faith. He.11:13. Peace. Is.57:2. Hope. Pro.14:32. Sometimes desired. Lu.2:29. Waited for. Job 14:14. Met with resignation. Ge.50:24; Jos.23:14; 1K.2:2. Met without fear. 1Co.15:55. Precious in God’s sight. Ps.116:15. God preserves them to. Ps.48:14. God is with them in. Ps.23:4. Removes from coming evil. 2K.22:20; Is. 57:1. LEADS TO. Rest. Job 3:17; 2Th.1:7.• Comfort. Lu.16:25. Christ’s Presence. 2 Co.5:8; Phil.1:23. A crown of life. 2Tim. 4:8; Rev.2:10. A joyful resurrection. Is. 26:19; Da.12:2. Disregarded by the wicked. Is.57:1. Survivors consoled for. 1Th.4:13-18. The wicked wish theirs to resemble. Nu.23:10. Illustrated. Lu.16:22. Exemplified. Abraham. Ge.25:8. Isaac. Ge. 35:29. Jacob. Ge.49:33. Aaron. Nu.20:28. Moses. De.34:5. Joshua. Jos.24:29. Elisha. 2K.13:14, 20. One thief. Lu.23:43. Dorcas. Ac.9:37.
DEATH OF THE WICKED, THE Is in their sins. Eze.3:19; Jn.8:21. Is without hope. Pro.11:7. Sometimes without fear. Jer.34:5; 2Ch.36:11-13. Frequently sudden and unexpected. Job 21:13, 23; 27:21; Pro. 29:1. Often marked by terror. Job 18:11-15; 27:19-21; Ps.73:19. Punishment follows. Is.14:9; Ac.1:25. The remembrance of them perishes in. Job 18:17; Ps.34:16; Pro.10:7. God has no pleasure in. Eze.18:23, 32. Like the death of beasts. Ps.49:14. Illustrated. Lu.12:20; 16:22-23. Illustrated. Korah. Nu. 16:32. Absalom. 2Sa.18:9-10. Ahab. 1 K. 22:34. Jezebel. 2K.9:33. Athaliah. 2Ch. 23:15. Haman. Es.7:10. Belshazzar. Da.5:30. Judas. Mt.27:5; Ac.1:18. Ananias. Ac.5:5, 9-10. Herod. Ac.12:23.
DEATH, ETERNAL The necessary consequence of sin. Ro.6:16, 21; 8:13; Ja. 1:15. The wages of sin. Ro.6:23. The portion of the wicked. Mt.25:41, 46; Ro. 1:32. The way to, described. Ps.9:17; Mt.7:13. Self-righteousness leads to. Pro.14:12. Only God can inflict. Mt. 10:28; Ja.4:12. IS DESCRIBED AS. Banishment from God. 2Th.1:9. Society with the devil. Mt.25:41. A lake of fire. Rev.19:20; 21:8. The worm that dies not. Mk.9:44. Outer darkness. Mt.25:30. A mist of darkness for ever. 2Pe.2:17. Indignation, wrath. Ro.2:8-9. IS CALLED. Destruction. Ro.9:22; 2Th.1:9. Perishing. 2 Pe.2:12. The wrath to come. 1Th.1:10. The second death. Rev.2:11. A resurrection to damnation. Jn.5:29. A resurrection to shame. Da.12:2. Damnation of Hell. Mt.23:33. Everlasting punishment. Mt.25:46. Shall be inflicted by Christ. Mt.25:31, 41; 2Th.1:7-8. Christ, the only way of escape from. Jn.3:16; 8:51; 14:6; Ac.4:12. Saints shall escape. Rev.2:11; 20:6. Strive to preserve others from. Ja.5:20. Illustrated. Lu.16:23-26.
DEATH, NATURAL By Adam. Ge. 3:19; 1Co.15:21-22. Consequence of sin. Ge.2:17; Ro.5:12. Lot of all. Ec. 8:8; He. 9:27. Ordered by God. De.32:39; Job 14:5 Puts an end to earthly projects. Ec.9:10. Strips of earthly possessions. Job 1:21; 1 Tim.6:7. Levels all ranks. Job 3:17-19. Conquered by Christ. Ro.6:9; Rev. 1:18. Abolished by Christ. 2Tim.1:10. Shall finally be destroyed by Christ. Ho.13:14;
1Co.15:26. Christ delivers from the fear of. He.2:15. Regard, as at hand. Job 14:1-2; Ps.39:4-5; 90:9; 1Pe.1:24. Prepare for. 2K.20:1. Pray to be prepared for. Ps.39:4, 13; 90:12. Consideration of, a motive to diligence. Ec.9:10; Jn.9:4. When averted for a season, is a motive to increased devotedness. Ps.56:12-13; 118:17; Is.38:18, 20. Enoch and Elijah were exempted from. Ge.5:24; He.11:5; 2K.2:11. All shall be raised from. Ac. 24:15. None subject to in Heaven. Lu. 20:36; Rev. 21:4. Illustrates the change produced in conversion. Ro.6:2; Col.2:20.
DEATH, SPIRITUAL Alienation from God is. Ep.4:18. Carnal-mindedness is. Ro.8:6. Walking in trespasses and sins is. Ep.2:1; Col.2:13. Spiritual ignorance is. Is.9:2; Mt.4:16; Lu.1:79; Ep.4:18. Unbelief is. Jn.3:36; 1Jn.5:12. Living in pleasure is. 1Tim.5:6. Hypocrisy is. Rev. 3:1-2. Is a consequence of the fall. Ro. 5:15. Is the state of all men by nature. Ro. 6:13; 8:6. The fruits of, are dead works. He.6:1; 9:14. A call to arise from. Ep.5:14. Deliverance from, is through Christ alone. Jn.5:24-25; Ep.2:5; 1Jn.5:12. Saints are raised from. Ro.6:13. Love of the brethren, a proof of being raised from. 1Jn.3:14. Illustrated. Eze.37:2-3; Lu.15:24
DEATHS FORETOLD Ge.3:19; Ex. 11:5; Nu.20:24; 27:13; 31:2; De.4:22; 31:14; 32:50; 1Sa.2:34; 28:19; 2Sa.12:14; 1Ki.14:12; 2Ki.1:4; 7:2; 8:10; 19:7; 20:1; Je.28:16; Eze.11:10; 17:16; Mk.14:8; Ac. 5:9; 2Pe.1:14.
DEDICATION set apart something or someone for God. what it means. 2Ch. 7:4-5. what Jesus asks from us. Lu.9:62. Law concerning dedicated things. Le. 27:1-34; Nu.18:14; 1Ch.26:26-27. Must be without blemish. Le.22:18-23; Mal.1:14.Not redeemable. Le.27:28-29. Offering must be voluntary. Le.1:3; 22:19. Of the tabernacle. Nu.7:1-89. Solomon’s temple. 1Ki.8:1-66; 2Ch.7:5. Second temple. Ezra 6:16-17. Of the wall of Jerusalem. Neh.12:27-43. Of houses. De. 20:5. Of Samuel by his mother. 1Sa1:11,22.DELAY avoiding procrastination. Jo.18:3-6. often tests our patience and obedience. 1Sa.13:11-12.
DELAYED BLESSINGS TEST FAITH Birth of a son, Ge.15:2–5. Many years waiting. Ge.21:2. Sacrifice provided. Ge. 22:8–14. Victory (seven days marching), Jos.6:12–20. Messiah, Ge.3:15; Lu.2:25–30. Healing, Mt.15:22–28. Relief and resurrection, Jn.11:6, 32, 43–44. Gift of the Spirit, Lu.24:49. Deliverance, Ac. 12:5–7. Escape, Ac.27:20–44.
DELIGHTING IN GOD Commanded. Ps.37:4. Reconciliation leads to. Job 22:21, 26. Observing the Sabbath (or Lord’s Day) leads to. Isaiah 58:13-14. Communion with God. Song 2:3. The law of God. Ps.1:1; 119:24, 35. The goodness of God. Neh. 9:25. The comforts of God. Ps.94:19. Hypocrites Pretend to. Is.58:2. In heart despise. Job 27:10; Je.6:10. Promises to. Ps.37:4. Blessedness. Ps.112:1.
DELILAH, Philistine woman who lived in the valley of Sorek. Ju.16:4-20. She was bribed by the “lords of the Philistines” to obtain from Samson the secret of his strength and the means of overcoming it. Ju. 16:4-18. She tried on three times to obtain from him this secret in vain. The fourth time she was successful. As he slept upon her knees, she called the man who was waiting to help her; who “cut off the seven locks of Ju.16:19-21.
DELIVERANCE, Promised For Believers. 2Sa.22:17; 22:49; 1Ki.20:28; Job 5:19; 33:28; 42:10; Ps.18:17; 86:13; 91:3; 102:20; 107:14; 116:8; Isa.46:4; Eze.33:5; 1Co.10:13; 2Co.1:10; 2Ti.4:18; Heb.2:15; 2Pe.2:9.
DELIVERER Name of Jesus. Ro.11:26.
DEMON devil. Evil spiritual beings Mt.8:16; 10:1; 12:43-45 at enmity with God, having a certain power over man Ja. 2:19; Rev.16:14. They recognize our Lord as the Son of God. Mt.8:20; Lu.4:41. They belong to the number of those angels that “kept not their first estate,” “unclean spirits,” “fallen angels,” they are angels of the devil. Mt.25:41; Rev.12:7-9. They are the “principalities and powers” against which we must “wrestle.” Ep.6:12.
DEMONS who they are and what they do. Mt.8:28; Ac.8:7. their ultimate fate. Mt.8:29. their destructive intent. Mt.8:32; Lu.8:27-28. why disciples couldn’t drive out. Mt.17:17-20. Jesus’ power and authority over. Mk.1:23; Lu.4:36.
Demon-possession and its purpose. Mk. 5:1-2. they recognize Jesus as Messiah. Mk.1:23-24. why Jesus didn’t want them to reveal His identity. Mk.3:12; Lu.4:41. their goals contrasted with Jesus’. Mk. 5:10. why Jesus didn’t destroy them. Lu.8:33. part of evil forces against believers. Ep.6:12. Worship of. Le.17:7; De.32:17; 2Ch.11:15; Ps.106:37; Mt.4:9; Lu.4:7; 1Co.10:20-21; 1Tim.4:1; Rev. 13:4. Worship of, forbidden. Le.17:7; Zec. 13:2; Rev.9:20.
DEVIL a slanderer, the arch-enemy of man's spiritual interest Job 1:6; Rev.2:10; Zec.3:1. He is called also “the accuser of the brethren” Rev.12:10. Sinned against God. 2Peter 2:4; 1 John 3:8. Cast out of heaven. Luke 10:18. Cast down to hell. 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6. The author of the fall. Ge.3:1, 6,14,24. Tempted Christ. Mt. 4:3-10. Perverts the Scripture. Mt.4:6; Ps. 91:11-12. Opposes God’s work. Zec. 3:1; 1Thes.2:18. Hinders the Gospel. Mt. 13:19; 2Cor.4:4. Works lying wonders.2Thes.2:9; Rev.16:14. Called an angel of light. 2Cor.11:14. THE WICKED. Are the children of. Mt.13:38; Ac.13:10; 1Jn.3:10. Turn aside after. 1Tim.5:15. Do the lusts of. Jn.8:44. Possessed by. Lu.22:3; Ac. 5:3; Ep.2:2. Blinded by. 2Cor.4:4. Deceived by. 1K.22:21-22; Rev.20:7-8. Ensnared by. 1Tim.3:7; 2Tim.2:26. Troubled by. 1Sa.16:14. Punished, together with. Mt.25:41. SAINTS. Afflicted by, only as God permits. Job 1:12; 2:4-7. Tempted by. 1Ch.21:1; 1 Thes.3:5. Sifted by. Lu.22:31. Should resist. Ja.4:7; 1Pe.5:9. Should be armed against. Ep.6:11-16. Should be watchful against.2.Cor.2:11. Overcome. 1Jn.2:13; Rev.12:10-11. Shall finally triumph over. Ro.16:20. TRIUMPH OVER, BY CHRIST. Predicted. Ge. 3:15. In resisting his temptations. Mt.4:11. In casting out the spirits of. Lu.11:20; 13:32. In empowering His disciples to cast out. Mt.10:1; Mk. 16:17. In destroying the works of. 1Jn.3:8 Completed by His death. Col.2:15; He. 2:14. Illustrated. Lu.11:21-22. CHARACTER OF. Arrogant. Job 1:6; Mt.4:5-6. Proud. 1Tim.3:6. Powerful. Ep. 2:2; 6:12. Wicked. 1Jn.2:13. Malignant. Job 1:9; 2:4. Subtle. Ge.3:1; 2Cor.11:3. Deceitful. 2Cor.11:14; Ep.6:11. Fierce and cruel. Lu.8:29; 9:39, 42; 1Pe.5:8. Cowardly. Ja.4:7. Apostasy is of. 2Thes. 2:9; 2Tim.4:1. Shall be condemned at the judgment. Jude 1:6; Rev.20:10. Everlasting fire is prepared for. Mt.25:41. Compared to. A fowler. Ps.91:3. Fowls. Mt.13:4. A sower of tares. Mt.13:25, 28. A wolf. Jn.10:12. A roaring lion. 1Pe.5:8. A serpent. Rev.12:9; 20:2.
DEVOTION dedication, consecration, willing and loving commitment. A characteristic of saints. Job 23:12. Christ, an example of. Jn.4:34; 17:4. GROUNDED UPON. The mercies of God. Ro.12:1. The goodness of God. 1Sa.12:24. The call of God. 1The.2:12. The death of Christ. 2Cor. 5:15. Our creation. Ps.86:9. Our preservation. Is.46:4. Our redemption.
1Cor.6:19-20. SHOULD BE. With our spirit. 1Cor. 6:20; 1Pe.4:6. With our bodies. Ro.12:1; 1Cor.6:20. With our members. Ro.6:12-13; 1Pe.4:2. With our substance. Ex.22:29; Pro.3:9. Unreserved. Mt.6:24; Lu.14:33. Abounding. 1The.4:1. Persevering. Lu.1:74-75; 9:62. In life and death. Ro.14:8; Phil.1:20. SHOULD BE EXHIBITED IN. Loving God. De.6:5; Lu.10:27. Serving God. 1Sa.12:24; Ro. 12:11. Walking worthy of God. 1The.2:12. Doing all to God’s glory. 1Cor.10:31. Bearing our cross. Mk.8:34. Self-denial. Mk.8:34. Living to Christ. 2Cor.5:15. Giving up all for Christ. Mt.19:21, 28-29. Lack of, condemned. Rev.3:16.
DEW moisture condensed from the atmosphere. A merciful providence. De. 33:13. Forms minimally. 2Sa.17:12. Forms in the night. Job 29:19. From the clouds. Pro.3:20. Called the dew of heaven. Da. 4:15. Absence of. 1K.17:1. Miraculous profusion and absence of. Ju.6:36-40.
DIADEM crown. The headdress of a king. Eze.21:26; Is.28:5; 62:3. Turban. Job 29:14. In the N.T. A careful distinction is drawn between the diadem as a badge of royalty Rev.12:3; 13:1; 19:12 and the crown as a mark of distinction in private life. It was the mark of Oriental sovereigns.
DIAL sundial. A mechanical device for indicating time by the sun’s rays. 2 K. 20:11; Is.38:8.
DIAMOND a mineral of unequaled hardness. Sardonyx. A precious gem. Ex.28:18; 39:11. A precious stone. Je.17:1. Its hardness was used for cutting and perforating other minerals. It is rendered “adamant” (hard) in Eze.3:9, Zec.7:12.
DIANA Goddess of the Ephesians. Ac. 19:24; 19:27-28; 19:35.
DIDYMUS twin. Jn.11:16; 20:24; 21:2.
DIGNITY comes from knowing sin is forgiven. Le.26:13. comes from realizing we are serving God. 1Sa.2:11. show it to all people equally.1Sa.30:11-15.
DILIGENCE hard working, opposite of lazy. Jacob benefited from his. Ge. 31:38-42. requires hard work. Pro.21:5. of women who followed Jesus. Mk.5:47.
DISCERNMENT insight, perception. what it is. Phil.1:10; Ja.1:5. versus negativism. Mt.7:1-5. in teaching. Mt.7:6. to ask God for the right things. Mt.7:9-10. essential for spiritual growth. He.5:12-14.
DISCIPLE sometimes applied to the followers of John the Baptist Mt.9:14. and of the Pharisees Mt.22:16, but mainly to the followers of Christ. A disciple of Christ is one who believes His doctrine, rests on His Sacrifice, partakes of His spirit, and imitates His example Mt.10:24; Lu. 14:26-27, 33; Jn.6:69. All disciples are believers, but NOT all believers are disciples.
DISCIPLESHIP Tests of. Mt.10:32-39; Lu.14:26-27; 14:33; Jn.21:15-19.
DISCIPLINE guidelines for. De.25:1-3. important for character development. De. 33:20-21. Let it turn you to God, not away. De.34:4, 10. disciplining children. Pr.13:24; Ep.6:4. Ask God to temper His discipline with mercy. Ps.38:1. helps one discern right from wrong. Pr.3:11-12. consistency in. Pr.29:15. handling church discipline. 1Cor. 5:1. church discipline should always allow for restoration. 2Cor.2:5-11. don’t discipline when angry. Ep.6:4. God’s discipline is a sign of His love. He.12:5-11. various responses to. He.12:11. God may discipline you to wake you from unconcern. Rev.3:19.
DISEASE Sent as punishment. De. 28:21; Jn.5:14. brought from other countries. De.7:15. through Satan. 1Sa. 16:14-16; Job 2:7. Regarded as visitations. Job 2:7-10; Ps.38:2,7. Overindulgence a cause of. Ho.7:5. Sins of youth a cause of. Job 20:11. Over-excitement a cause of. Da.8:27. Were many and divers. Mt.4:24.• MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE. Ague. Le.26:16. Abscess. 2K.20:7. Atrophy. Job 16:8; 19:20. Blindness. Job 29:15; Mt. 9:27. Boils and blains. Ex.9:10. Consumption. Le.26:16; De.28:22. Demon possession. Mt.15:22; Mk.5:15. Deafness. Ps.38:13; Mk.7:32. Debility. Ps.102:23; Eze.7:17. Dropsy. Lu.14:2. Dumbness. Pr.31:8; Mt.9:32. Dysentery. 2Ch. 21:12-19; Ac.28:8. Emerods. De.28:27; 1 Sa.5:6, 12. Fever. De.28:22; Mt.8:14. Impediment speech. Mk.7:32. Itch. De. 28:27. Inflammation. De.28:22. Issue of blood. Mt.9:20. Lameness. 2Sa.4:4; 2 Ch. 16:12. Leprosy. Le.13:2; 2K.5:1. Loss of appetite. Job 33:20; Ps.107:18. Lunacy. Mt.4:24; 17:15. Melancholy. 1Sa.16:14. Palsy. Mt.8:6; 9:2. Plague. Nu.11:33; 2 Sa.24:15, 21, 25. Scab. De.28:27. Sunstroke. 2K.4:18-20; Is.49:10. Ulcers. Is.1:6; Lu.16:20. Worms. Ac.12:23. Children subject to. 2Sa.12:15; 1K.17:17. OFTEN. Loathsome. Ps.38:7; 41:8. Painful. 2Ch.21:15; Job 33:19. Tedious. De.28:59; Jn.5:5; Lu.13:16. Complicated. De.28:60-61; Ac.28:8. Incurable. 2Ch. 21:18; Je.14:19. Physicians undertook the cure of. Je.8:22; Mt.9:12; Lu.4:23. Medicine used. Pr.17:22; Is.1:6. Art of curing, imperfect. Job 13:4; Mk.5:26. God often petitioned to cure. 2Sa.12:16; 2K. 20:1-3; Ps.6:2; Ja.5:14. Not looking to God in, condemned. 2Ch.16:12. THOSE AFFLICTED WITH. Anointed. Mk.6:13; Ja.5:14. Often laid in the streets to receive advice from passers by. Mk.6:56; Ac.5:15 Often divinely supported. Ps.41:3. Often divinely cured. 2K.20:5; Ja.5:15. Symbolic of sin. Is.1:5.
DISPERSION scattering. Of The Nations After The Flood, Ge.9:19; 10:5; 10:32; 11:8; De. 32:8; Je.49:32,36; Eze. 29:12; 30:23,26; Am.9:9. Of The Jews, Le.26:33; 26:41; De.4:27; 28:25,64; 30:1; 32:26; Ne.1:8; Est.3:8; Ps.44:11; 106:27; Is.11:12; Je.8:3; 9:16; 15:4; 16:13; 17:4; 18:17; 24:9; 29:18; 32:37; 34:17; 44:1; Lam.1:3; Eze.5:10; 6:8; 11:16; 12:15; 17:21; 20:23; 22:15; 34:6,12; 36:19; Da. 9:7. Ho.9:17; Joel 3:2; Zep.3:10; Zec.2:6; 7:14; 10:9; Jn.7:35; 11:52; Ac.2:6; Ja.1:1. Of The Early Disciples Zec.13:7; Mt. 26:31; Mk.14:27; Ac.8:1,4; 11:19.
DIVIDED KINGDOM beginning of. 1K.12:20; 2Ch.10:16-19. The Kingdom Divides. 1K.12:1-13:34.
DIVINATION Abominable to God. 1Sa. 15:23. All who practiced it, abominable. De.18:12. Diviners. De.18:14. Enchanters. De.18:10; Je.27:9. Witches. Ex.22:18; De. 18:10. Charmers. De.18:11. Wizards. De. 18:11; 1Sa.28:3. Consulters of familiar spirits. De.18:11. Magicians. Ge.41:8; Da. 4:7. Astrologers. Is.47:13; Da.4:7. Sorcerers. Je.27:9; Ac.13:6, 8. Necromancers. De.18:11. Soothsayers. Is.2:6; Da.2:27. False prophets. Je.14:14; Eze.13:3, 6. DONE THROUGH. Enchantments. Ex.7:11; Nu.24:1. Sorcery. Is.47:12; Ac.8:11. Observing times. 2K. 21:6. Observing heavenly bodies. Is.37:13. Raising the dead. 1Sa.28:11-12. Inspecting the inside of beasts. Eze.21:21. The flight of arrows. Eze.21:21-22. Cups. Ge.44:2, 5.Rods. Ho.4:12. Dreams. Je. 29:8; Zec.10:2. Connected with idolatry. 2Ch.33:5-6. Books, numerous and expensive. Ac.19:19. A profitable occupation. Nu.22:7; Ac.16:16. THOSE WHO PRACTICED. Considered wise. Da.2:12, 27. Considered with awe. Ac. 8:9, 11. Consulted in difficulties. Da.2:2; 4:6-7. Used mysterious words and gestures. Is.8:19. A system of fraud. Eze. 13:6-7; Je.29:8. Frustrated by God. Is. 44:25. Could not injure the Lord’s people. Nu.23:23. THE LAW. Forbade the Jews the practice of. Le.19:26; De.18:10-11. Forbade seeking to. Le.19:31; De.18:14. Put to death those who used. Ex.22:18; Le.20:27. Punished those who sought to. Le.20:6. The Jews prone to. 2K.17:17; Is. 2:6.
DIVINITY being God. Religious leaders could not accept Jesus’ claims of. Lu.5:21; Jn.6:41. characteristics of Jesus’ divine nature. Col. 1:15-16. believing in Jesus’ divinity essential to faith. 1Jn.2:22-23.
DIVORCE Mt.5:31-32; 19:3-12; Mk.10:5-9; Lu.16:18.
DOG Nothing holy to be given to. Mt. 7:6; 15:26. Things torn by beasts given to. Ex.22:31. Sacrificing of, an abomination. Is.66:3. Watched flocks. Job 30:1. Fed with the crumbs. Mt.15:27. Symbolic of. Gentiles. Mt.15:22, 26. covetous ministers. Is.56:11. fools. Pr.26:11. apostates. 2P. 2:22. persecutors. Ps.22:16, 20. obstinate sinners. Mt.7:6; Rev.22:15. false teachers. Phil.3:2. unfaithful ministers. Is.56:10. the mean. 1Sa.24:14; 2Sa.9:8.
DORCAS also called Tabitha. A godly woman of Joppa. Ac.9:36-42.
EAGLE bird of prey. Job 9:26; Mt.24:28. Unclean. Le.11:13; De.14:12. Different kinds of. Le.11:13,18; Eze.17:3. Called the eagle of the heavens. Lam. 4:19. Long sighted. Job 39:29. Swift. 2Sa.1:23. Soaring to heaven. Pr.23:5. Strength of its feathers implied. Da.4:33. Greatness of its wings implied. Eze.17:3,7. Flight peculiar. Pr. 30:19. Delights in the lofty cedars. Eze. 17:3-4. Dwells in the high rocks. Job 39:27-28 • Feeds her young with blood. Job 39:29-30. FIGURATIVE. Of wisdom and zeal of God’s ministers. Eze.1:10; Rev. 4:7. Of great and powerful kings. Eze.17:3; Ho.8:1. Renewed strength and beauty of saints. Ps.103:5. Method of teaching her young to fly, of God’s care of His church. Ex.19:4; De.32:11. “Wings of” = protection to the church. Rev. 12:14. Upward flight of = the saint’s rapid progress toward Heaven. Is.40:31. Swiftness of = the melting away of riches. Pr.23:5. Swiftness of = the speed of hostile armies. De.28:49; Je.4:13; 48:40; Lam.4:19. Height and security of its dwelling = the unreal and fatal security of the wicked. Jer.49:16; Ob.1:4. Increase baldness of, in the molting season = calamities. Mi.1:16. Hasting to the prey = the swiftness of man’s days. Job 9:26.
EAR Blood put upon, in consecration of priests. Ex.29:20; Le.8:23. Blood put upon, in cleansing lepers. Le.14:14,25. Anointed with oil in purifications. Le.14:17,28. Bored ear was a sign of servitude. Ex.21:5-6; Ps.46:1-11.
EARNEST pledge, token, down payment. The Holy Spirit is the earnest of the believer's destined inheritance 2Cor. 1:22; 5:5; Ep.1:14. Part of the full price of something paid in advance. The Spirit's gracious Presence and working in believers is a foretaste to them of the blessedness of Heaven. God is pleased to give not only pledges but foretastes of future blessedness.
EARTH Primitive condition of. Ge.1:2; 1:6-7; Job 26:7; Ps.104:5-9; Je.4:23. Design of. Is.45:18. Ancient notions concerning. 1Sa.2:8; Job 9:6; Rev.7:1. Cursed of God. Ge.3:17-18; Ro.8:19-22. Circle of. Is.40:22. God’s footstool. Is. 66:1; La.2:1. Given to man. Ps.115:16. Early divisions of. Ge.10:1-11:32; De.32:8 Perpetuity of. Ge.49:26; De.33:15; Ps. 78:69; 104:5; Ec.1:4; Hab.3:6. A new Earth. Isaiah 65:17; Isaiah 66:22; Rev. 21:1. Created by God. Ge.1:1; 2K.19:15; 2Ch.2:12; Neh.9:6; Ps.90:2; 102:25; 115:15; 146:6; Pro.8:22-26; Is.37:16; 45:18; Je.10:12; 27:5; 32:17; 51:15; Jn. 17:24; 2Pe.3:5; Rev.10:6; 14:7. Created by Christ. Jn.1:3,10; He.1:10. Destruction of. Ps.102:25-27; Is.24:19-20; 51:6; Mt. 5:18; 24:3; 24:14; 24:29-31; 24:35-39; Mk.13:24-37; Lu.21:26-36; He.1:10-12;
2Pe.3:10-13; Rev.20:11; 21:1.
EARTHQUAKES Islands and mountainous districts liable to. Ps.114:4, 6; Rev.6:14; 16:18, 20. OFTEN ACCOMPANIED BY. Volcanic eruptions. Ps.104:32; Na.1:5. Convulsion and receding of the sea. 2Sa.22:8,16; Ps. 18:7,15; 46:3. Opening of the earth. Nu. 16:31-32. Overturning of mountains. Ps. 46:2; Zec.14:4. Rending of rocks. Mt. 27:51. ARE VISIBLE TOKENS OF. God’s power. Job 9:6; He.12:26. God’s Presence. Ps.68:7-8; 114:7. God’s anger. Ps.18:7; 60:2; Is.13:13. Men always terrified by. Nu.16:34; Zec.14:5; Mt. 27:54; Rev.11:13. MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE. At mount Sinai. Ex.19:18. In the wilderness. Nu.16:31-32. In the strongholds of Philistines. 1Sa.14:15. When Elijah fled from Jezebel. 1K.19:11. In Uzziah’s reign. Am.1:1; Zec.14:5. At our Lord’s death. Mt.27:51. At out Lord’s resurrection. Mt.28:2. At Philippi. Ac. 16:26. Predicted. Mt.24:7; Lu.21:11. Zec. 14:4. SYMBOLIC OF. The judgments of God. Is.24:19-20; 29:6; Je.4:24; Rev.8:5. The overthrow of kingdoms. Hag.2:6, 22; Rev. 6:12-13; 16:18-19.
EAST “the east country” lies to the east of Syria, the Elymais (Zec.8:7). In pointing out east, west, north and south, a Jew always looked with his face toward the east. The four quarters of the world are described. Ge.13:14; 28:14. The east only is distinguished from the west. Jos.11:3; Ps.50:1; 103:12. In Ge.25:6 “eastward” is the lands lying east of Palestine, namely, Arabia, Mesopotamia, etc. Jerusalem, the center of the Earth in God’s eyes. Eze.5:5, everything is either east, west, north or south of Jerusalem.
EASTER (Ishtar, Astarte, Eostre), was a goddess of the Saxons, in whose honor sacrifices were offered about the time of the Passover. The name was then given to the festival of the Resurrection of Christ, which occurred at the time of the Passover. Easter was a goddess of light, spring and rebirth, who was supposed to have rabbits that laid eggs. Easter can be traced back to Babylon, thousands of years before Christ. Easter is a pagan holiday.
EDEN The garden of Eden. Ge.2:8-17; 3:23-24; 4:16; Is.51:3; Eze.28:13; 31:9; 31:16; 31:18; 36:35; Joel 2:3. Explanation of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Ge.2:9,16-17. why Adam and Eve were driven from. Ge.3:22-24.
EDOM Idumea. red. A name of Esau, possibly on account of his being covered with red hair. Ge.25:25,30; 36:1,8,19. Land occupied by descendants of Esau; extended from the Elanitic Gulf to the Red Sea. Ge.32:3; 36:16-17,21; Je.40:11. Noted for its wise men. Ob.1:8. Sins of. Ob.1:10-14. Prophecies concerning. Je. 25:21-23; 27:1-11; Da.11:41.
EGYPT The country of. Called Rahab. Ps.87:4; 89:10. Called Land of Ham. Ps. 105:23; 106:22. Limits of. Eze.29:10. Fertility of. Ge.13:10. Productions of. Nu. 11:5; Ps.78:47; Pr.7:16; Is.19:5-9. Irrigated. De.11:10. Imports of. Ge.37:25; 37:36. Exports of. Ge.37:25,36; Ex.27:7; Pr.7:16; Eze.27:7. Exported horses. 1K.10:28-29. Famine in. Ge.41:1-57; Ac.7:11. Armies of. Ex.14:7; Is.31:1. Army destroyed in the Red Sea. Ex.14:5-31; Is.43:17. Magi of. Ge.41:8; Ex.7:11; 1K.4:30; Ac.7:22. Priests of. Ge.41:45; 47:22. Idols of. Eze.20:7-8. Overflowed by the Nile. Am.8:8; 9:5.
PLAGUES As a judgment on the Egyptians. Ps.105:1-45; 135:8-9; Ac.7:36. The plague of blood. Ex.7:14-25. The plague of frogs. Ex.8:1-15. The plague of lice. Ex.8:16-19. The plague of flies. Ex. 8:20. On cattle. Ex.9:1-7. Of boils. Ex. 9:8-12. Of hail. Ex.9:18-34. Of locusts. Ex.10:1-20. Of darkness. Ex.10:21-23. Death of the firstborn. Ex.11:4-7; 12:17; 12:29-30.
ELDERS role of. Tit.1:5; 1Pe.5:1. qualifications for. Tit.1:5-9. the 24 elders of Revelation. Rev.4:4.
ELIAS Greek for Elijah Mt.11:14; 16:14.
ELIJAH confronts Ahab. 1K.17:1. confronts prophets of Baal. 1K.18:19. constant thorn in Jezebel’s side. 1K.19:2. flees to Mount Horeb. 1K.19:8. taken to Heaven without dying. 2K.2:11.John the Baptist took on his prophetic role. Mt. 11:14. at Jesus’ transfiguration. Mt.17:3-5. Jesus contrasted with. Mk.9:3. John the Baptist called. Mt.11:14. people thought Jesus was calling for. Mt.27:47. hides from Ahab 1K.17:1-24. confronts prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. 1K.18:16-46. Flees from Jezebel. 1K.19:1-18. miracles of. Food brought by ravens 1Ki.17:5-6. Widow’s food multiplied 1Ki.17:12-16. Widow’s son raised to life 1Ki.17:17-24. Altar and sacrifice consumed 1Ki.18:16-46. Ahaziah’s soldiers 2Ki.1:9-14. Jordan River parted 2Ki.2:6-8. Transported to Heaven 2Ki.2:11-12.
ELIZABETH mother of John the Baptist. Lu.1:5; 1:24; 1:36; 1:57. demonstrated both outward and inward obedience. Lu.1:6. old age didn’t keep her from being used by God. Lu.1:25. her visit with Mary. Lu. 1:41-43.
ELISHA Successor to the prophet Elijah. Elijah instructed to anoint. 1K.19:16. Called by Elijah. 1K.19:19. Ministers unto Elijah. 1K.19:21. Witnesses Elijah’s translation; receives a double portion of his spirit. 2K. 2:1-15; 3:11. Mocked by the children of Beth-el. 2K.2:23-24. Causes the king to restore the property of the hospitable Shunammite. 2K.8:1-6. Instructs that Jehu be anointed king of Israel. 2K.9:1-3. Life of, sought by Jehoram. 2K.6:31-33. Death of. 2K.13:14-20. Bones of, restore a dead man to life. 2K.13:21. Miracles of. Divides the Jordan. 2Ki.2:14. Purifies the waters of Jericho by casting salt into the fountain. 2K.2:19-22. Increases the oil of the woman whose sons were to be sold for debt. 2K.4:1-7. Raises from the dead the son of the Shunammite. 2K.4:18-37. Neutralizes the poison of the pottage. 2K.4:38-41. Increases the bread to feed one hundred men. 2K.4:42-44. Heals Naaman the leper. 2K.5:1-19; Lu.4:27. Sends leprosy as a judgment upon Gehazi. 2K.5:26-27. Recovers the ax that had fallen into a stream by causing it to float. 2K.6:6. Reveals the counsel of the king of Syria. 2K.6:12. Opens the eyes of his servant to see the hosts of the Lord. 2K.6:17. Brings blindness upon the army of Syria. 2K.6:18. Prophecies of Elisha. Foretells a son to the Shunammite woman. 2K.4:16. Foretells plenty to the starving in Samaria. 2K.7:1. Foretells death of the unbelieving prince. 2K.7:2. Foretells seven years’ famine in the land of Canaan. 2K. 8:1-3. Foretells death of Ben-hadad, king of Syria. 2K.8:7-10. Foretells elevation of Hazael to the throne. 2K.8:11-15. Foretells the victory of Jehoash over Syria. 2K. 13:14-19.
ELOI means my God. Mk.15:34.
EMERODS acorrupted form of hemorrhoids. De.28:27; 1Sa.5:6,11-12; 6:4,11.
EMMAUS A village not far from Jerusalem. Appearance of Jesus in, after His resurrection. Lu.24:13.
ENCHANTMENT Divination, sorcery.
Forbidden. Le.19:26-28; 19:31; 20:6; De. 18:9-14. Denounced. Is.8:19; Mal.3:5.
ENOCH Eldest son of Cain. Ge.4:17-18. A city built by Cain. Ge.4:17. Father of Methuselah. Translation of. Ge.5:18-24; Lu.3:37; He.11:5; Jude 1:14. Called Henoch. 1Ch.1:3.
EPHAH A measure of about three pecks.
Ex.16:36; Le.5:11; 6:20; 19:36; Jud.6:19; Ru.2:17; 1Sa.1:24; Eze.45:11; 45:24; 46:11; Am.8:5.
EPISTLES Letters. From the church at Jerusalem to the Gentiles. Ac.15:23-29. Of Luke to Theophilus. Lu.1:1-4; Ac.1:1. Of Paul. Ro.1:1-Tit.3:15. Of James, Peter and John. Ja.1:1-3; Jn.1:14.
ESAU means hairy. Eldest of twin sons born to Isaac and Rebekah. Birth of. Ge.25:19-26; 1 Ch. 1:34. Called Edom. Ge.36:1; 36:8. A hunter. Ge.25:27-28. Beloved by Isaac. Ge.25:27-28. Sells his birthright for a mess of pottage. Ge.25:29-34; Ma.1:2; Ro.9:13; He.12:16. Marries a Hittite. Ge. 26:34. His marriage a grief to Isaac and Rebekah. Ge.26:35. Polygamy of. Ge. 26:34; 28:9; 36:2-3. Defrauded of his father’s blessing by Jacob. Ge.27:1-46; He.11:20. Meets Jacob on the return of the latter from Haran. Ge.33:1. With Jacob, buries his father. Ge.35:29. Descendants of. Ge.36:1-43; 1Ch.1:35-37. Enmity of descendants of, toward descendants of Jacob. Ob.1:10-14. Ancestor of Edomites. Je.49:8. Mount of Edom, called Mount of Esau. Ob.1:8-9,18-19,21. His name used to denote his descendants and their country. De.2:5; Je.49:8; 49:10; Ob.1:6. Prophecies concerning. Ob.1:18.
ESSENES a Jewish mystical sect somewhat resembling the Pharisees. They originated about B.C. 100, disappeared from history after the destruction of Jerusalem. They are not directly mentioned in Scripture, although they may be referred to in Mt.19:11-12, Col. 2:8, 18, 23. Emphasized justice, honesty, commitment. Believed ceremonial rituals made them righteous.
ESTHER Also called Hadassah. Niece of Mordecai. Es.2:7,15. Chosen queen. Es. 2:17. Tells the king of the plot against his life. Es.2:22. Fasts on account of the decree to destroy the Israelites; accuses Haman to the king; intercedes for her people. Es. 4:1-9:32.
ETHICS moral principles. Pr.22:29; Ec. 5:3; 8:16; Ro.12:11.
ETHIOPIA region in Africa, inhabited by the descendants of Ham. were black. Je. 13:23. Within the Babylonian empire. Es.1:1. Rivers of. Ge.10:6; Is.18:1. Bordered Egypt on the south. Eze.29:10. Was called the land of Cush. Ge.10:6; 1Ch.1:9; Is.11:11. Warriors of. 2Ch.12:3; Je.46:9; Eze.38:5.Defeated by Asa. 2 Ch. 14:9-15; 16:8. Invaded Syria. 2K.19:9. Merchandise of. Is.45:14. Moses marries a woman of. Nu.12:1. Ebel-melech, at the court of Babylon, native of, kindly treats Jeremiah. Je.38:7-13; 39:15-18. Candace, queen of. Ac.8:27. A eunuch from, becomes a disciple under the preaching of Philip. Ac.8:27-39. Prophecies concerning the conversion of. Ps.68:31; 87:4; Is.45:14; Da. 11:43. Desolation of. Is.18:1-6; 20:2-6; 43:3; Eze.30:4-9; Hab.3:7; Zep.2:12.
EUNICE Timothy’s mother. faithfulness of. Ac.16:1.
EUNUCH literally bed-keeper or chamberlain, and not necessarily in all cases one who was castrated, although the practice of employing such persons in Oriental courts was common. 2K.9:32; Es. 2:3. The law of Moses excluded them from the congregation. De.23:1. Three classes of eunuchs are mentioned in Matthew 19:12.
EUPHRATES A river in the garden of Eden. Ge.2:14. The eastern limit of the kingdom of Israel. Ge.15:18; Ex.23:31; De. 1:7; 11:24; Jo.1:4; 2Sa.8:3; 1K.4:21; 1 Ch. 5:9; 18:3. Pharaoh-nechoh, king of Egypt, made conquest to. 2K.24:7; Je.46:2-10. On the banks of, Jeremiah symbolically buries his girdle. Je.13:1-7. Casts the roll containing the prophecies against Babylon into. Je. 51:59-64. Symbolic. Is.8:6-8; Rev.9:14; 16:12.
EVANGELISM means the sharing of the “good news,” or the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with others. Mt.28:19-20; Ac.6:1-3; Ro.11:14; 1Co.9:22; 2Tim.2:2; Ja.5:20; 1 Pe.3:15; Jude 1:23.
EVANGELIST “publisher of glad tidings;” missionary preacher of the Gospel Ep.4:11. This title is applied to Philip, Ac. 21:8, who appears to have gone from city to city preaching the word. Ac.8:4, 40). It seemed evangelists had neither the authority of an apostle, nor the gift of prophecy, nor the responsibility of pastoral supervision over a portion of the flock. They were itinerant preachers, who carried the Gospel to places where it was previously unknown. The writers of the four Gospels are known as the Evangelists.
EVE how sin changed her. Ge.2:2. tempted by Satan. Ge.3:1. tempted to doubt God’s goodness. Ge.3:1-6. tempted to strive for a worthy goal in an unworthy manner. Ge.3:5. learned that sin can appear lovely. Ge.3:6. what made her give in to temptation? Ge.3:6-7. her sin spread to others. Ge.3:6-7; 4:8-10. felt guilty. Ge. 3:7-8. couldn’t hide from God. Ge.3:8. tried to excuse her sin. Ge.3:11-13. why she was driven from Eden. Ge.3:22-24. how she broke her relationship with God. Ge.3:24. the righteous with the wicked in Sodom? Ge.18:25. wrong to return evil for evil. Ge. 34:30-31. what about the “lesser of two evils”? Ge.37:26-27. God can bring good even from evil. Ge.50:20. find little ways to act against it. Ex.2:3. occult and witchcraft is rooted in. Le.20:6. holiness is separation from evil. Le.11:44-45. never side with. Nu.16:26. destroy it in your life. Nu.33:50-53. don’t become curious about evil practices. De.12:30-31. why God doesn’t punish all evil immediately. Ju. 9:22-24; Na.1:3. without God you are capable of any evil. Ju.19:1-21:25. how Saul could be filled with the Spirit and later do such evil things. 1Sa.10:6. no evil too great for repentance. 1K.21:29. must admit your evil potential. 2K.8:12-13. permeated northern kingdom. 2K.14:28. how to pray to God about. 1Ch.4:10. why do evil persons become wealthy? Job 21:29-33. how its effect backfires. Ps.7:14-16; 54:5. why are we upset when evil persons prosper? Ps.10:4-6. we’re never alone in our battle against. Ps.12:1. can’t get away with it forever. Ps.21:11. don’t be tempted by wealth of wicked. Ps.73:1-20. evil acts begin with evil desires. Ps.141:4. planning it as bad as doing it. Pro.24:8. only a small amount can destroy us. Is.1:3. why does God seem indifferent to evil? Hab.1:1; 2:3. why do evil people go unpunished? Hab.1:1; 3:19. God sometimes uses evil people to punish evil people. Hab.1:13. a small amount affects many. Mt.16:12. the “abomination that causes desolation”. Mt.24:15-16. final state of the wicked. Mt.25:46. church won’t shelter you from. Lu.4:33. conquering fear of. Lu.4:36. Jesus’ ultimate victory over evil. Lu.8:33. ambition can lead to. Jn.18:13. always trying to push Holy Spirit out of our lives. Ga.5:17. don’t be silent against. Ep. 5:10-14. how to withstand Satan’s attacks. Ep.6:10-17; 2Th.3:1-3. powerful evil forces work against us. Ep.6:12. learning to see good in midst of. Tit.1:15. people usually slip into it gradually. Rev.9:20-21.
EVIL SPIRITS See Demons.
EXAMPLE of Christ. Is perfect. He. 7:26. Holiness. 1Pe.1:15-16; Ro.1:6. Righteousness. 1Jn.2:6. Purity. 1Jn.3:3. Love. Jn.13:34; Ep.5:2; 1Jn.3:16. Humility. Lu.22:27; Phil.2:5, 7. Meekness. Mt.11:29. Obedience. Jn.15:10. Self-denial. Mt.16:24; Ro.15:3. Serving others. Mt.20:28; Jn.13:14-15. Kindness. Ac.20:35; 2Co.8:7, 9. Forgiving. Col.3:13. Overcoming the world. Jn.16:33; 1Jn.5:4. Being not of the world. Jn.17:16. Being honest. 1P.2:21-22. Suffering wrongfully. 1P.2:21-23. Suffering for righteousness. He.12:3-4. Saints predestinated to follow. Ro.8:29. Conform to. 2Cor.3:18. of pastors to their flocks. Phil.3:17; 2 Th. 3:9; 1Tim.4:12; 1Pe.5:3. of the Jews as a warning. He.4:11. of the prophets as suffering affliction. Ja.5:10.
EXCELLENCY AND GLORY OF CHRIST, THE As God. Jn.1:1-5; Phil. 2:6, 9-10. As the Son of God. Mt.3:17; He.1:6, 8. As one with the Father. Jn. 10:30, 38. As the First-born. Col.1:15, 18. As the First-begotten. He.1:6. As Lord of lords. Rev.17:14. As the image of God. Col.1:15; He.1:3. As Creator. Jn.1:3; Col. 1:16; He.1:2. As the Blessed of God. Ps. 45:2. As Mediator. 1Tim.2:5; He.8:6; 1Jn.2:1. As Prophet. De.18:15-16; Ac.3:22. As Priest. Ps.110:4; He.4:15. As King. Is.6:1-5; Jn.12:41. As Judge. Mt. 16:27; 25:31,33.As Shepherd. Is.40:10-11;
EVIL avoiding it. Ge.3:5; 1The.5:22-24. exploded with earth’s population growth. Ge.6:1-4. Lot absorbed it because of his surroundings. Ge.19:8. would God destroy Jn.10:11, 14. As Head of the Church. Ep. 1:22. As the true Light. Lu.1:78-79; Jn. 1:4, 9. As the foundation of the Church. Is.28:16. As the way. Jn.4:6; He.10:19-20. As the truth. 1Jn.5:20; Rev.3:7. As the life. Jn.11:25; Col.3:4; 1Jn.5:11. As incarnate. Jn.1:14. In His words. Lu.4:22; Jn.7:46. In His works. Mt.13:54; Jn.2:11. In His sinless perfection. He.7:26-28. In the fullness of His grace and truth. Ps. 45:2; Jn.1:14.• In His transfiguration. Da.10:1-9; Mt. 17:2; 2 Peter 1:16-18 • In His exaltation. Ac.7:55-56; Ep.1:21. In the calling of the Gentiles. Ps.72:17; Jn. 12:21, 23. In the restoration of the Jews. Ps.102:16. In His triumph. Is.63:1-3; Rev. 19:11, 16. Followed His sufferings. 1Pe. 1:10-11. Followed His resurrection. 1Pe. 1:21. Is unchangeable. He.1:10-12. Is incomparable. Song 5:10; Phil.2:9. Revealed to saints. Jn.17:22; 2Co.3:18. Celebrated by the redeemed. Rev.5:8-14; 7:9-12. Revealed in the Gospel. Is.40:5. Saints shall rejoice at the revelation of. 1Pe.4:13. Saints shall behold, in Heaven. Jn.17:24; Rev.21:3; 22:3-4.
EXCLUSION, shut out, of Canaan. Nu. 14:23; 14:30; 20:12,24; 26:36,65; Ps.95:11; Eze.13:9; 20:15,38; 33:25; Ho.9:3; He.3:11; 3:19; 4:6. Shut out of Heaven. Job 13:16; Is.35:8; 52:1; Mt.5:20; 18:3; 25:10; Mk.10:15; Lu.13:28; 1Co.6:9; 15:50; Ga.5:21; Ep.5:5; Rev.21:27; 22:15.
EXCUSES how we excuse our sin. Ge. 3:11-13; 1Co.6:12; Phil.2:5-11; Ja.1:13-15; Rev.2:6. make them to avoid serving God. Ex.3:10. your limitations won’t excuse you from serving God. Ju.6:14-16. don’t make excuses for your disobedience. 1Sa. 13:12-13. the sins we excuse cause the most trouble. 1K.11:9-10. don’t look for excuses to leave your marriage. Mt.5:32. don’t make excuses for not believing. Mt. 11:21-24; Lu.14:15-24; Ro.1:18-20. for avoiding what God wants you to do. Mt. 25:24-30. Pilate’s excuses for condemning Jesus didn’t remove his guilt. Mt.27:24. for avoiding the needs of others. Mk.7:10-11. for not witnessing. Jn.4:35. don’t excuse your indifference to others. Ro.13:10.
EXILE Prophets accurately predict it. Je. 25:11; 29:10; Eze.12:1.calculating the 70-year period of. Israel had many times plowed and sowed their land in the seventh year, when it should have rested (Le. 25:2-7; 26:34-35; Ex.23:10-12), and now it lay dormant for ten times seven years. God will be no loser in His glory by the disobedience of men. When Israel refused to let the land rest, God would make it rest.
Israel Taken Captive. 2K.17:1-23. Judah Exiled. 2K.24:1-25:26. Jews return from. The Journey Home. Ezra 1:1-2:70.
EXODUS going out, departure. how many people left during? Ex.12:37-38. when did it occur? Ex.13:17-18. The Exodus. Ex. 13:20-16:5.
EZEKIEL A priest. Time of his prophecy. Eze.1:1-3. Persecution of. Eze.3:25. Visions of. God’s glory. Eze.1:1-28; 8:1-18; 10:1-22; 11:22. The Jews’ evil. Eze.8:5-6. Their punishment. Eze.9:10. The valley of dry bones. Eze.37:1-14. A man with measuring line. Eze.40:1-48:35. The river. Eze.47:1-5. He teaches by performing. Imagines dumbness. Eze.3:26; 24:27; 33:22. Symbolizes the siege of Jerusalem by drawings on a tile. Eze.4:1-17 Shaves himself. Eze.5:1-4. Removes his stuff to illustrate the approaching Jewish captivity. Eze.12:3-7. Sighs. Eze.21:6-7. Employs a boiling pot to symbolize the destruction of Jerusalem. Eze.24:1-14. Doesn’t mourn at the death of his wife. Eze.24:16-27. Prophesies by parable of an eagle. Eze.17:2-10. Other parables. Eze. 15:1-16:63; 19:1-14; 23:1-49. Prophecies concerning various nations. Eze.25:1-29:21. His popularity. Eze.33:31-32.
EZRA, A famous scribe and priest. Ezra 7:1-6,10,21; Neh.12:36. Appoints a fast. Ezra 8:21. Commissioned by Artaxerxes; returns to Jerusalem with a large company of Jews. Ezra 7:8. His charge to the priests. Ezra 8:29. Exhorts people to put away their heathen wives. Ezra 9:1-10:17. Reads the law. Neh. 8:1-18. Reforms corruptions. Ezra 10:1-44; Neh.13:1-31. Dedicates the wall of Jerusalem. Neh. 12:27-43. A leading priest among the colonists under Zerubbabel. Neh.12:1. Probably Azariah in. Ezra 7:1; Neh.10:2. A descendant of Judah. 1Ch.4:17.
FAILURE, how Israel failed God in the desert. Nu.14:22. let them strengthen, not weaken you. Jo.8:1. our fear of failure causes us to hide. 1Sa.10:22. why Saul’s victory was a failure to God. 1Sa.15:13-14 learn from those of others. Is.42:23. God’s work not limited by human failure. Mt. 1:1-17. recognizing ours. Lu.22:62.
Failures. 1Sa.16:7; Ps.42:5; 52:7; 146:3; Pro.28:26; Is.31:1; Hag.1:5-6.
FAINTHEARTED lacking conviction, cowardly, timid, opposite of courage. Lev.26:36; Nu.13:31; 14:3; De.1:28; 20:8; Jud.4:8; 7:3; 1Sa.13:7; 2Sa.4:1; 1Ki.20:4; 22:30; 2Ki.10:4; Ne.6:10; Job 23:15; Pr. 24:10; Is.7:4; 19:16; 30:17; 36:11; Je. 41:18; 49:23; Lam.5:17; Eze.21:7; Mt. 25:25; Ga.6:12.
FAINTING Lam.2:12; Da.8:27; Jn.18:6; Ac.9:4; Rev.1:17.
FAIRNESS was God fair to people of
Sodom? Ge.18:21,25. those in Christian
service should be paid fairly. De.25:4. ignored by King Jeroboam II. 2Ki.14:28. in business transactions. Pr.16:11. life isn’t always fair. Ec.9:10-11. in judging others. Is.11:3-5. condition for a relationship with God. Is.33:14-16.
FAITH, Is the substance of things hoped for. He.11:1. evidence of things not seen. He.11:1. Commanded. Mt.11:22; 1Jn. 3:23. THE OBJECTS OF, ARE. God. Jn. 14:1. Christ. Jn.6:29; Ac.20:21. Writings of Moses. Jn.5:46; Ac.24:14. Writings of the prophets. 2Ch.20:20; Ac.26:27. The Gospel. Mk.1:15. Promises of God. Ro. 4:21; He.11:13. IN CHRIST IS. The gift of God. Ro.12:3; Ep.2:8; 6:23; Phil.1:29. The work of God. Ac.11:21; 1Co.2:5. Precious. 2Pe.1:1. Most holy. Jude 1:20. Fruitful. 1Th.1:3. Accompanied by repentance. Mk.1:15; Lu.24:47. Followed by conversion. Ac.11:21. Christ is the Author and Finisher of. He.12:2. Is a gift of the Holy Spirit. 1Co.12:9. The Scriptures intended to produce. Jn.20:31; 2Ti.3:15. Preaching designed to produce. Jn.17:20; Ac.8:12; Ro.10:14-15, 17; 1Co.3:5. THROUGH IT IS. Remission of sins. Ac.10:43; Ro.3:25. Justification. Ac. 13:39; Ro.3:21-22, 28, 30; 5:1; Ga.2:16. Salvation. Mk.16:16; Ac.16:31. Sanctification. Ac.15:9; 26:18. Spiritual light. Jn.12:36, 46. Spiritual life. Jn.20:31; Ga.2:20. Eternal life. Jn.3:15-16; 6:40, 47. Rest in Heaven. He.4:3. Edification. 1Ti. 1:4; Jude 1:20. Preservation. 1Pe.1:5. Adoption. Jn.1:12; Ga.3:26. Access to God. Ro.5:2; Ep.3:12. Inheritance of the promises. Ga.3:22; He.6:12. The gift of the Holy Spirit. Ac.11:15-17; Ga.3:14; Ep.1:13. Impossible to please God without. He.11:6. Justification is by, to be of grace. Ro.4:16. Essential to receiving the Gospel. He. 4:2. Necessary in the Christian warfare. 1Ti.1:18-19; 6:12. The Gospel effective in those who have. 1Th.2:13. Excludes self-justification. Ro.10:3-4. Excludes boasting. Ro.3:27. Works by love. Ga. 5:6; 1Ti.1:5; Philemon 1:5. PRODUCES. Hope. Ro.5:2. Joy. Ac.16:34; 1Pe.1:8. Peace. Ro.15:13. Confidence. Is.28:16; 1Pe.2:6. Boldness in preaching. Ps.116:10; 2Co.4:13. Christ is precious to those having. 1Pe.2:7. Christ dwells in the heart by. Ep.3:17. Necessary in prayer. Mt.21:22; Ja.1:6. Unbelievers don’t have. Jn.10:26-27. Evidence of the new birth.
1Jn.5:1. BY IT SAINTS. Live. Ga.2:20. Stand. Ro.11:20; 2Co.1:24. Walk. Ro. 4:12; 2Co.5:7. Obtain a good report. He. 11:2. Overcome the world. 1Jn.5:4-5. Resist the devil. 1Pe.5:9. Overcome the devil. Ep.6:16. Are supported. Ps.27:13;
1Tim.4:10. Saints die in. He.11:13. SAINTS SHOULD. Be sincere in. 1Tim. 1:5; 2Tim.1:5. Abound in. 2Co.8:7. Continue in. Ac.14:22; Col.1:23. Be strong in. Ro.4:20-24. Stand fast in. 1Co.16:13. Be grounded in. Col.1:23. Hold, with a good conscience. 1Tim.1:19. Pray for the increase of. Lu.17:5. Have full assurance of. 2Tim.1:12; He.10:22. True, evidenced by its fruits. Ja.2:21-25. Without fruits, is dead. Ja.2:17,20,26. Examine whether you be in. 2Co.13:5. All difficulties overcome by. Mt. 17:20; 21:21; Mk.9:23. All things should be done in. Ro.14:22. Whatever is not of, is sin. Ro.14:23. Often tried by affliction. 1Pe. 1:6-7. Trial of, works patience. Ja.1:3. The wicked void of. Jn.10:25; 12:37; Ac.19:9; 2Th.3:2. Protection of, portrayed. A shield. Ep.6:16. A breastplate. 1Th.5:8.
FAITHFUL of Christians, means full of faith, trustful, not just trustworthy. Ac. 10:45; 16:1; 2Co.6:15; Col.1:2; 1Tim.4:3, 12; 1Tim.5:16; 6:2; Tit.1:6; Ep.1:1; 1Co. 4:17. It is used also of God's Word or covenant as true and to be trusted. Ps. 119:86,138; Is.25:1; 1Tim.1:15; Rev.21:5; 22:6.
FAITHFUL SAYINGS words that are true. 1Ti.1:15; 3:1; 4:9; 2Ti.2:11; Tit.3:8.
FAITHFULNESS perseverance, obedience. A characteristic of saints.
Ps.12:1; 31:23; Pr.20:6; 28:20; Mt.10:22; 24:45-47; 25:14-23; Lu.12:42-44; 16:10-12; 19:12-27; 1Co.4:2; Ep.1:1; 6:5-9; Col.1:2; 3:22;1Tim.6:2; Rev.2:10; 17:14.
FAITHFULNESS OF GOD, Is part of His character. Is.49:7; 1Co.1:9; 1Th.5:24. DECLARED TO BE. Great. Lam. 3:23. Established. Ps.89:2. Incomparable. Ps. 89:8. Unfailing. Ps.89:33; 2Tim.2:13. Infinite. Ps.36:5. Everlasting. Ps.119:90; 146:6. Should be pleaded in prayer. Ps. 143:1. Should be proclaimed. Ps.40:10; 89:1. MANIFESTED. In His counsels. Is. 25:1. In afflicting His saints. Ps.119:75. In fulfilling His promises. 1Ki.8:20; Ps. 132:11; Mi.7:20; He.10:23. In keeping His covenant. De.7:9; Ps.111:5. In executing His judgments. Jer.23:20; 51:29. In forgiving sins. 1Jn.1:9. To His saints. Ps. 89:24; 2Th.3:3. Saints encouraged to depend on. 1Pe.4:19. Should be magnified. Ps.89:5; 92:2.
FAITHFULNESS OF CHRIST. Is.11:6; Mk.16:7; 1Th.5:24; 2Th.3:3; 2Ti.2:13; He. 2:17; 3:2; 10:23; Rev.1:5; 19:11.
FAMILIAR SPIRIT Sorcerers or necormancers, who professed to call up the dead to answer questions, were said to have a “familiar spirit.” Consulting of, forbidden. Le.19:31; 20:6; 20:27; De.18:10-11. Vain. Is.8:19; 19:3. Those who consulted, to be cut off. Le.20:6; Le.20:27. Instances of those who consulted. Saul. 1Sa.28:3-25; 1Ch.10:13.
FAMILY OF GOD Those people throughout history who have accepted God’s free gift of salvation, which has entitled them to be God’s children. Jn. 1:12-13.
FAMINE drastic shortage of food. Prophesied, Ge.41:27; 41:54; 42:5; 2Ki. 8:1; 1Ch.21:12; 2Ch.6:28; Je.11:22; 29:17; Eze.7:15; 12:19; 14:13; Hab.3:17; Mt.24:; Mk.13:8; Lu.21:11; Ac.11:28; Rev.6:8. Examples. Ge.12:10; 26:1; 43:1; 45:6; 47:4,13,20; Ru.1:1; 2Sa.21:1; 1Ki. 8:37; 17:12; 18:2; 2Ki.4:38; 6:25; 7:4; 25:3; Ne.5:3; Ps.105:16; Je.38:9; Lam. 2:12; 4:4; Joel 1:17; Am.4:6; Lu.4:25; Ac. 7:11; Rev.6:6. Threatened. Le.26:26; De. 28:53; Je.14:16; Eze.4:16; 5:12; 6:12; Rev.18:8.
FARM, FARMERS, FARMING what threshing was. Ju.6:11. harvesting. Mk.2:23. in Bible times. Lu.8:5.
FARTHING A Roman coin, about two-fifths of a cent. Mt.10:29; 5:26; Mk.12:42; Lu.12:6.
FASTING When a person voluntarily abstains from food for a given time to devote himself or herself to prayer for a specific need, responsibility, or request. Ps.69:10; 35:13; Zec.7:5; Mt.6:17-18; Ac.14:23.
FATHER An idolatrous title of priests. Ju.17:10. Forbidden to be used as a title among the disciples. Mt.23:9.
FATHERHOOD OF GOD. Ex.4:22; De. 14:1; 32:5-6; 2Sa.7:14; 1Ch.28:6; 29:10; Ps.68:5; 89:26; Is.1:2; 8:18; 9:6; 63:16; 64:8; Je.3:19; Ho.1:10; 11:1; Mt.3:17; 5:45; 6:4,6,8-9; 7:11; 10:20,29; 10:32-33; 11:2,25-27; 12:50; 13:43; 15:13; 16:17; 16:27; 18:10,14,19; 20:23; 26:29,39,42; Mk.8:38; 11:25-26; 13:32; Lu.2:49; 10:21-22; 11:13; 22:29; 23:46; 24:49; Jn. 1:14; 1:18; 2:16; 4:21; 4:23; 5:17-23; 5:36-37; 5:43; 6:27; 6:32; 6:44-46; 8:19; 8:27; 8:38; 8:41-42; 8:49; 10:15; 10:29-30; 10:32-33; 10:36-38; 12:26-28; 12:50; 13:3; 14:2; 14:6-13; 14:16; 14:20-21; 14:23-24; 14:26; 14:31; 15:8-10; 15:16; 15:23-24; 15:26; 16:3,10; 16:15,23; 16:25-28; 17:1; 17:5; 17:11; 17:21; 17:24; 20:17; 20:21; Ac.1:4; 2:33; Ro.1:3-4; 1:7; 8:15; 1Co.1:3; 8:6; 15:24;
2Co.1:3; 6:18; Ga.1:1,3-4; 4:4-7; Ep. 1:2-3,17; 2:18; 3:14; 4:6; 5:20; 6:23; Phil. 1:2; Col.1:2-3,12; 2:2; 3:17; 1Th.1:1,3; 3:11; 3:13; 2Th.1:1-2; 2:16; Tit.1:4; He. 1:5-6; 12:9; Ja.1:17,27; 3:9; 1Pe.1:2-3,17; 1Jn.1:2; 2:1,13; 2:15,22-24; 3:1; 4:14;
2Jn.1:3-4,9; Jude 1:1; Rev.1:5-6; 3:5; 14:1
FATHOM a span of six feet or the distance between the extremities of both arms fully stretched out. Ac.27:28.
FATLING A fatted animal for slaughter. 1Sa.15:9; 2Sa.6:13; Is.11:6; Eze.39:18; Ps.66:15; Mt.22:4; Lu.15:23.
FEAR afraid, fright, alarm, horror. Ps. 23:4; 27:1-3; 46:1-2; Ps.91; 121:1-8; Pr. 3:25-26; 29:25; Is;41:13; 43:1-2; Jn.14:27; Ro.8:15; 2Ti.1:7; 1Pe.3:12-14.
FEAR, GODLY God is the object of. Is. 8:13. God is the author of. Je.32:39-40. Searching the Scriptures gives the understanding of. Pr.2:3-5. DESCRIBED AS. Hatred of evil. Pr.8:13. Wisdom. Job 28:28; Ps.111:10. A treasure to saints. Pr. 15:16; Is.33:6. A fountain of life. Pr. 14:27. Sanctifying. Ps.19:9. Respectful and reverential. He.12:9, 28. Commanded. De.13:4; Ps.22:23; Ec.12:13; 1Pe.2:17. MOTIVES TO. The holiness of God. Rev.15:4. The greatness of God. De. 10:12, 17. The goodness of God. 1Sa. 12:24. The forgiveness of God. Ps.130:4. Wondrous works of God. Jo.4:23-24. Judgments of God. Rev.14:7. A characteristic of saints. Ma.3:16. Should accompany the joy of saints. Ps.2:11. NECESSARY TO. The worship of God. Ps.5:7; 89:7. The service of God. Ps.2:11; He.12:28. Avoiding of sin. Ex.20:20. Righteous government. 2Sa.23:3. Impartial administration of justice. 2Ch. 19:6-9. Perfecting holiness. 2Co.7:1. THOSE WHO HAVE. Provide pleasure to God. Ps.147:11. Are pitied by God. Ps. 103:13. Are accepted of God. Ac.10:35. Receive mercy from God. Ps.103:11,17; Lu.1:50. Are blessed. Ps.112:1; 115:13. Confide in God. Ps.115:11; Pr.14:26. Depart from evil. Pr.16:6. Converse together of holy things. Ma.3:16. Should not fear man. Is.8:12-13; Mt.10:28. Desires of, fulfilled by God. Ps.145:19. Days of, prolonged. Pr.10:27. SHOULD BE. Prayed for. Ps.86:11. Visible in our callings. Col. 3:22. Visible in giving a reason for our hope. 1Pe.3:15. Constantly maintained. De. 14:23; Jo.4:24; Pr.23:17. Taught to others. Ps.34:11. Advantages of. Pr.15:16; 19:23; Ec.8:12-13. The wicked void of. Ps.36:1; Pr.1:29; Je.2:19; Ro.3:18. Illustrated by. Abraham. Ge.22:12. Joseph. Ge.39:9; 42:18. Obadiah. 1Ki.18:12. Nehemiah. Neh.5:15. Job. Job 1:1, 8. Christians. Ac. 9:31. Cornelius. Ac.10:2. Noah. He.11:7.
FEAR NOT reasons for encouragement Blessings In The Journey Of Life. Ge. 26:24; Nu.21:34; Ju.6:23. Supplies In Famine. 1Ki.17:13. Protection In Peril. 2Ki. 6:16. Strength In Weakness. Is.41:10. Companionship In Trial. Is.43:1-3. Overshadowing Care. Mt.10:30-31;t 28:5. Lu.12:32. Life Beyond The Grave.
FEAR OF MAN. lack of trust in God. Ge. 12:12; De.1:17; 1Sa.13:12; 15:24; 2Sa.3:11; 1Ki.18:14; 2Ki.18:14; Ps.18:4; Pr.25:26; 29:25; Is.7:2; 57:11; Je.1:8; 26:21; 38:19; 42:11; Eze.2:6; Mt.26:56; Lu. 12:4; Jn.7:13; 9:22; 12:42; 19:38; Ga.2:12.
FEAR, UNHOLY A characteristic of the wicked. Rev.21:8. IS DESCRIBED AS. A fear of idols. 2Ki.17:38. A fear of man. 1Sa.15:24; Jn.9:22. A fear of judgments. Is.2:19; Lu.21:26; Rev.6:16-17. A fear of future punishment. He.10:27. Devastating. Ex.15:16; Job 15:21,24. Consuming. Ps. 73:19. A guilty conscience leads to. Ge. 3:8,10; Ps.53:5; Pr.28:1. Seizes the wicked. Job 15:24; 18:11. Surprises the hypocrite. Is.33:14,18. The wicked judicially filled with. Le.26:16-17; De.28:65-67; Je.49:5. Shall be realized. Pr.1:27; 10:24. God mocks. Pr.1:26. Saints sometimes tempted to. Ps.55:5. Saints delivered from. Pr.1:33; Is.14:3. Trust in God, a shelter from. Ps. 27:1. Warning against. Is.8:12; Jn.14:27. Illustrated by. Adam. Ge.3:10. Cain. Ge. 4:14. Midianites. Ju.7:21-22. Philistines. 1Sa.14:15. Saul. 1Sa.28:5,20. Adonijah’s guests. 1Ki.1:49. Haman. Es.7:6. Ahaz. Is. 7:2. Belshazzar. Da.5:6. Pilate. Jn.19:8. Felix. Ac.24:25.
FEARLESSNESS, courage. Job 5:21; Ps. 3:6; 27:3; 46:2; 49:5; 91:5; 112:8; 118:6; Pr.3:24; Is.8:12; 12:2; Lu.1:74; 2Ti.1:7; 1Jn.4:18.
FEAST OF DEDICATION, THE To commemorate the cleansing of the temple after its defilement by Antiochus. Da.11:31. Held in the winter month, Chisleu. Jn.10:22.
FEAST OF JUBILEE, THE Held every 50th year. Le.25:8, 10. Began upon the day of atonement. Le.25:9. CALLED THE. Year of liberty. Eze.46:17. Year of the redeemed. Is.63:4. Acceptable year. Is. 61:2. Was especially holy. Le.25:12. Proclaimed by trumpets. Le.25:9; Ps.89:15. ENACTMENTS RESPECTING. Field labor ceased. Le.25:11. The fruits of the Earth to be common property. Le.25:12. Redemption of sold property. Le.25:23-27. Restoration of all inheritances. Le.25:10, 13, 28; 27:24. Release of Hebrew servants. Le.25:40-41, 54. Houses in walled cities not redeemed within a year, exempted from the benefit of. Le.25:30. Sale of property calculated from. Le.25:15-16. Value of devoted property calculated from. Le. 27:14-23. Illustrative of the Gospel. Is. 61:1-2; Lu.4:18-19.
FEAST OF PASSOVER. Ex.12:8,17; 13:6; 23:15; 34:18,25; Le.23:6; Nu.9:5; 9:14; 28:17; De.16:16; Jo.5:10; 2Ki.23:22; 2Ch.8:13; 30:1; 30:13,21; 35:17; Ezra 6:19; Eze.45:21; Mt.26:2; 26:17; 27:15;Mk.14:1,16; 15:6; Lu.2:41; 22:1,15; Jn.2:13,23; 6:3; 11:55; 12:1,20; 13:1,29; 18:28,39; 19:14; Ac.12:3; 20:6; He.11:28.
FEAST OF PENTECOST, THE Held 50th day after offering first sheaf of barley harvest. Le.23:15-16; De.16:9. CALLED THE. Feast of harvest. Ex.23:16. Feast of weeks. Ex.34:22; De.16:10. Day of the first fruits. Nu.28:26. Day of Pentecost. Ac.2:1. To be perpetually observed. Le. 23:21. All males to attend. Ex.23:16-17; De.16:16. A holy gathering. Le.23:21; Nu. 28:26. A time of holy rejoicing. De. 16:11-12. The first fruits of bread presented at. Le.23:17; De.16:10. Sacrifices at. Le.23:18-19; Nu.28:27-31. The law given from Mount Sinai upon. Ex.12:6,12; 19:1,11. The Holy Spirit given to apostles at. Ac.2:1-3. Observed by the church. Ac.20:16; 1Co.16:8.
FEAST OF PURIM. Es.3:7; 9:17,22,26.
FEAST OF SABBATICAL YEAR, A sabbath for the land. Le.25:2. Kept every seventh year. Ex.23:11; Le. 25:4. Surplus of sixth year to provide for. Le.25:20-22. ENACTMENTS RESPECTING. All field labor ceased. Le.25:4-5. The fruits of the Earth to be common property. Ex.23:11; Le.25:6-7. Remission of debts. De.15:1-3; Ne.10:31. Release of all Hebrew servants. Ex.21:2; De.15:12. Public reading of the law at feast of tabernacles. De.31:10-13. No release to strangers during. De.15:3. Release of, not to hinder the exercise of kindness. De.15:9-11. Jews threatened for neglecting. Le.26:34-35,43; Je.34:13-18. 70 years captivity, punishment for neglecting. 2Ch.36:20-21. Restored after the captivity. Ne.10:31.
FEAST OF TABERNACLES, Held after harvest. De.16:13. Began 15th day of seventh month. Le.23:34,39. Lasted seven days. Le.23:34,41; De.16:13,15. Called the feast of ingathering. Ex.23:16-17. All males compelled to appear at. Ex.23:16-17 First and last days of, holy convocations. Le.23:35,39; Nu.29:12, 35. Sacrifices during. Le.23:36-37; Nu.29:13-39. TO BE OBSERVED. With rejoicing. De.16:14-15 Perpetually. Le.23:41. The people stayed in booths during. Le.23:42; Ne.8:15-16. The law publicly read every seventh year at. De. 31:10-12; Ne.8:18.
FEAST OF THE NEW MOON. Held first day of the month. Nu.10:10; Nu. 10:10; 28:11-15; 1Sa.20:5,18; 2Ki.4:23; 1Ch.23:31; 2Ch. 2:4; 8:13; 31:3; Ezra 3:5; Ne.10:33; Ps.81:3-4; Is. 66:23; Eze.46:1; Is.1:13,14; Am.8:5; Ho.2:11. Observance of, by Christians, condemned. Col.2:16; Ga.4:8-11.
FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD. description of. Le.23:6; 2Ch.35:17; Mk. 14:1. celebrated along with Passover. Mt.26:17.
FEAST ON BIRTHDAYS. only 3 birthday feasts are recorded in the Bible; all 3 Passages are connected with murder. Ge.40:20-23; Mt.14:1-12; Mk.6:14-29.
FEVER a burning heat. De.28:22; Mt.8:14; Mk.1:30; Jn. 4:52; Ac.28:8.In all Eastern countries such diseases are very common. Peter's mother-in-law is said to have suffered from a “great fever.” Lu.4:38.
FIDELITY faithfulness, loyalty, trustworthiness. To God. Nu.12:7; 14:24; 1Ki.19:18; Ne.7:2; 12:45; Ps.119:93; Ho. 11:12; 1Co.4:17; Col.1:7; 4:9; Rev.17:14. Its Rewards. Ps.31:23; Mt.24:45; Lu.19:17; Rev.2:10; 3:10; 20:4.
FIELD any cultivated ground or pasture. Ge.23:13,17; 29:2; 31:4; 34:7; 41:8; Le.27:16; Ru.4:5; Ne.12:29. farming land. Ge.37:7; 47:24. Also woodland. Ps.132:6. Mountain top. Ju.9:32,36; 2Sa.1:21. It sometimes means as opposed to the wilderness. Ge. 33:19; 36:35. Unwalled villages or scattered houses are spoken of as “in the fields.” De.28:3,16; Le.25:31; Mk.6:36,56. “Open field” is a place away from a house. Ge.4:8; Le.14:7,53; 17:5.
FIG Common to Palestine. Nu.13:23; De. 8:8. Common to Egypt. Ps.105:33. Used as a remedy. 2Ki.20:7; Is.38:21. Traffic in. Ne.13:15. Dried and preserved. 1Sa.30:12. Cakes of, sent by Abigail to David. 1Sa. 25:18-35. Aprons made of fig leaves, by Adam and Eve. Ge.3:7.
FIG TREE In an allegory. Ju.9:11. Jeremiah’s parable of. Je.24:2-3. Barren, parable of. Lu.13:6-9; 21:29-31. Figurative. Mt.24:32; Rev.6:13. ILLUSTRATIVE. (Barren) those who merely profess to be Christians. Mt.21:19; Lu.13:6-7. (Sitting under one’s own) of prosperity and peace. 1Ki.4:25; Mi.4:4. FRUIT OF, SYMBOLIC. Of good works. Mt.7:16. (Good) of saints. Je.24:2-3. (Bad) of wicked men. Je.24:2-8. (First ripe) of the fathers of the Jewish church. Ho.9:10. (Untimely and dropping) of the wicked ripe for judgment. Is.34:4; Na.3:12; Rev.6:13.
FIGHT OF FAITH 2Ch.20:17; 1Ti.6:12; 2Ti.4:7; He.10:32; 11:34.
FIRE what was the “fire on the altar”? Le.6:12-13. what was the “unauthorized fire” offered by Nadab and Abihu? Le. 10:1. baptism of Holy Spirit and. Mt.3:11. tongues of fire at Pentecost. Ac.2:3-4. Earth shall be destroyed by. 2Pe.3:7. A Symbol Of God’s Presence And Power. De.4:36; 1Ki.19:12; Ps.50:3; 97:3; Is.10:17; 66:15; Eze.1:13; Mi.1:4; Ac.2:3; 7:30; He.12:29. Inward. Kindled By Meditation. Ps.39:3. Makes The Message Certain. Je.20:9. Christ Came To Ignite. Lu.12:49. Divine Fellowship Lights. Lu.24:32. Eternal. Is.1:31; 33:14; 34:10; 66:24; Da.7:11; Mt. 3:12; 13:42; 18:8; 25:41;Mk.9:44; Rev. 14:10; 20:10,15; 21:8. Sent By God. Ge. 15:17; Ex.3:2; Le.9:24; 1Ki.18:24,38; 1Ch. 21:26; 2Ch.7:1.Used As Divine Judgment, Ge.19:24; Le.10:2; Nu.11:1; 16:35; 2Sa. 23:7; 2Ki.1:10; Ps.18:8; 106:18; 140:10; Is. 1:31; 9:18; 31:9; 33:12; 34:10; Je.7:20; 11:16; 15:14; 17:27; 21:10; La.4:11; Eze. 30:8; Joel 2:3; Am.5:6; Zec.11:1; 2Th.1:8; 2Pe.3:10. As A Purifier. Nu.31:23; Is.6:6; Eze.22:20; Zec.13:9; Ma.3:2; 1Co. 3:13; 1Pe.1:7.
FIRE, PILLAR OF. purpose of. Ex. 13:21-22; Nu.9:15-22.
FIREBRAND means the burnt end of a stick. Is.7:4; Am.4:11; Zec.3:2. in Judges 15:4, a lamp or torch. Burning darts or arrows. Pro. 26:18; Ep. 6:16.
FIRKIN Used only in John 2:6; a measure for liquids containing about 8 7/8 gallons.
FIRMAMENT heavens. Means expansion, the space or expanse appearing directly above us. It formed a division between the waters above and the waters below. Ge.1:7. Upper reservoir. Ps. 148:4. The support of heavenly bodies. Ge.1:14. Also spoken of as having “windows” and “doors,” through which rain and snow might fall. Also: Ge.7:11; Is.24:18; Ma.3:10, Ge.1:6-8,14-17,20; Ps.19:1; Eze.1:22-23; Da.12:3.
FIRSTBORN birthright. Of man and beast, reserved to Himself by God. Ex.13:2; 13:12-16; 22:29-30; 34:19-20; Le.27:26; Nu.3:13; 8:17-18; De.15:19-23; Ne.10:36. Redemption of. Ex.13:13; 34:20; Le. 27:27; Nu.3:40-51; 18:15-17. Levites taken instead of firstborn of the families of Israel. Nu.3:12; 3:40-45; 8:16-18. Of Egyptians slain. Ex.11:5; 12:12; 12:29; 13:15; Nu.33:4; Ps.105:36; 136:10. Of idolaters, sacrificed. Eze.20:26. Birthright of the. Head precedence over other sons of the family. Ge.4:7. Had a double portion of inheritance. De.21:15-17. Had royal succession. 2Ch.21:3. Honorable distinction of. Ex.4:22; Ps.89:27; Je.31:9; Ro.8:29; Col.1:15; He.1:6; 12:23; Rev. 1:5. Sold by Esau. Ge.25:29-34; 27:36; Ro.9:12-13; He.12:16. Forfeited by Reuben. Ge.49:3-4; 1Ch.5:1-2. Set aside. That of Manasseh. Ge.48:15-20; 1Ch.5:1. Adonijah. 1Ki.2:15. Hosah’s son. 1Ch. 26:10.
FISHER Besides its literal sense, Lu.5:2, this word is also applied by our Lord to His disciples in a illustrative sense. Mt. 4:19; Mk.1:17.
FISHERMEN Some of the apostles. Mt. 4:18-21; Mk.1:16,19; Jn.21:2-3. Figurative. Je.16:16; Mt.4:19. What it means to be “fishers of men”. Mt.4:18-20.
FLAME OF FIRE is a symbol of the holiness of God. Ex.3:2; Rev.2:18. Indicates the intense, all-consuming action of His holiness in relation to sin.
FLATTERY excessive and false praise. Warnings against: Job 32:21; Ps.5:9; 12:3; Pr.2:16; 5:3; 6:24; 7:5,21; 20:19; 23:8; 24:24; 26:28; 27:14; 28:23; 29:5; Mt. 22:16; Lu.6:26; 1Th.2:5. Examples of: Ju.8:18; 2Sa.14:17; 19:27; Da.11:21; 11:32; Mk.12:14; Lu.20:21;Ac.12:22; 24:2
FLAX a plant whose bark can be used to make linen. Ex.9:31; Jo.2:6; Ju.15:14; Pr. 31:13; Is.19:9; Eze.40:3. In Egypt. Ex.9:31. In Palestine. Jo.2:6. Linen made from. Pr.31:13; Is. 19:6; Ho.2:5,9. Robes made of. Es.1:16; Eze.40:3. Figurative. Smoking flax not quenched. Is.42:3; Mt.12:20. Shows the Messiah was indeed a King, illustrates what kind of king: He will not break off like a bent reed, He will not crush those who are weak, or quench the smallest hope, nor put out a flickering lamp. He will persist until He brings justice to the world. He has matchless tenderness, love, and skill, to lift up the meek, to strengthen weak hands and fortify feeble knees, to comfort all that mourn, to tell those of a fearful heart to be strong and fear not.
FLESH Figurative. Fruits of. Ga.5:19-21. Symbolic. Body of Christ symbolized by the bread. Jn.6:51-63. Heart of flesh. Eze. 11:19. My flesh and bone. Ju.9:2; Is.58:7.
In the N.T. it is also used to denote the sinful element of human nature as opposed to the Spirit. Ro.6:19; Mt.16:17. Being “in the flesh” means being unsaved, an unbeliever. Ro.7:5; 8:8-9. To live according to the flesh is to live and act sinfully. Ro.8:4-5,7,12. This word also means the human nature of Christ. Jn. 1:14. The Word was made flesh. also 1Ti.3:16; Ro.1:3.
FLIES Ec.10:1. Plague of. Ex.8:21-31; Ps.78:45; 105:31. Figurative. Is.7:18.
FLINT a very hard stone that abounds in all the plains and valleys of the wilderness of the forty years' wanderings. Found in De.8;15; pS.114:8; Is.5:28; 50:7; Eze.3:9.
FLOOD deluge. Foretold. Ge.6:13,17. History of. Ge.6:1-8:22. References to. Job 22:16; Ps.90:5; Mt.24:38; Lu.17:26-27; He. 11:7; 1Pe.3:20; 2Pe.2:5. Promise that it would not recur. Ge.8:20-21; Is.54:9. Views about the flood of Noah’s day. Ge.7:17-24. In Jo.24:2-3,14-15, the word “flood” means the river Euphrates. In Ps. 66:6, this word refers to the river Jordan. Figurative as many people, armies, Ps.18:4; Is.5:30; 8:7-8; 17:12;28:17; 59:19; Jer.46:7-8; 47:2; Dan.9:26; Rev.12:15; 13:1; 17:15.
FOLLY foolishness, vanity. Opposite of prudence and wisdom. 2Ch.10:8; Job 17:10; Ps.49:13; Pr.14:8; 15:14; 18:13; 26:11; Ec.2:13; 10:1; 1Co.3:19; Tit.3:3. Fools. Atheism Ps.53:1. Slander Pr.10:18. Mocking At Sin Pr.14:9. Despising Instruction Pr.15:5. Contentiousness Pr.18:6 Meddlesomeness Pr.20:3. Self-Confidence Pr.28:26; Ec.7:9 Dishonesty Je.17:11; Mt. 7:26. Hypocrisy Lu.11:39-40; 12:20; Ro. 1:22; Ep.5:15. Deceives The Simple. Pr. 1:4,22; 7:7; 8:5; 9:13; 14:15; 14:18; 15:21; 19:25; 21:11; 22:3; 27:12; Ho.7:11; Lu. 11:40. Sure To Manifest Itself. Pr.12:16; 12:23 Pr 13:16; 14:33; 15:2; 18:2; 29:11; Ec.5:3; 10:3.
FOOLS Anyone without the knowledge of God. Tit.3:3. Deny God. Ps.14:1; 53:1. Blaspheme God. Ps.74:18. Reproach God. Ps.74:22. Make a mock at sin. Pr.14:9. Despise instruction. Pr.1:7; 15:. Hate knowledge. Pr.1:22. Delight not in understanding. Pr.18:2. Sport themselves in mischief. Pr.10:23. Walk in darkness. Ec. 2:14. Hate to depart from evil. Pr.13:19. Worship of, hateful to God. Ec.5:1. ARE. Corrupt and abominable. Ps.14:1. Self-sufficient. Pr.12:15; Ro.1:22. Self-confident. Pr.14:16. Self-deceivers. Pr.14:8. Mere professors of religion. Mt.25:2-12. Full of words. Ec.10:14. Meddlers. Pr.20:3. Slanderers. Pr.10:18. Liars. Pr.10:18. Lazy. Ec.4:5. Angry. Ec. 7:9. Quarrelsome. Pr.18:6. A grief to parents. Pr.17:25; 19:13. Come to shame. Pr.3:35. Destroy themselves by their speech. Pr.10:8,14; Ec.10:12. The company of, ruinous. Pr.13:20. Lips of, a snare to the soul. Pr.18:7. Cling to their folly. Pr.26:11; 27:22. Worship idols. Je.10:8; Ro.1:22-23. Trust to their own hearts. Pr.28:26. Depend upon their wealth. Lu.12:20. Hear the Gospel and obey it not. Mt.7:26. The mouth of, pours out folly. Pr.15:2. Honor is unbecoming for. Pr.26:1,8. God has no pleasure in. Ec.5:4. Shall not stand in the presence of God. Ps.5:5. Avoid them. Pr. 9:6; 14:7. Exhorted to seek wisdom. Pr. 8:5 Punishment of. Ps.107:17; Pr.19:29; 26:10. Exemplified. Rehoboam. 1Ki.12:8. Israel. Je.4:22. Pharisees. Mt.23:17,19.
FOOLISHNESS same as folly. who is a “fool”? Ps. 14:1-3; Pr.1:22. recognizing foolish plans. Nu. 12:11. when we look foolish we want to lash out. Nu.22:29. how could Samson have been so foolish? Ju. 16:19. be willing to look foolish for your faith. 1Ch.15:29. wisdom and foolishness contrasted. Pr.9:1. of rejecting Christ’s message. 1Co.2:10. Wisdom and foolishness are extreme opposites.
FOREIGNER a Gentile. Those who lived among the Jews were required by the law to be treated with kindness. They enjoyed in many things equal rights with the native-born residents. They were not allowed to do anything which was an abomination according to the Jewish law. Ex.20:2,10; 22:21; 23:9; Le.17:15-16; 18:26; 19:10,33-34; 23:22; De.14:28; 16:10-11; 24:16,19,21. Ex.12:49; Le.24:22; Nu.15:15; 35:15; Ga.6:10; He. 13:2.
FORERUNNER John the Baptist went before our Lord in this character. Mk. 1:2-3. Christ also called as entering before His people into the holy place as their head and guide. He.6:20.
FOUNDATION importance of spiritual foundation. Ju.5:8. make sure God is yours. 1Sa.2:2; 2Ch.36:22-23; Ps. 48:12-13; Ec. 2:16; Lu.6:46-49; 1Co.3:11. Jesus’ teaching is the church’s. Mk. 12:10-11.God and His Word. Is.28:6; Mt.7:24; 2Ti.2:19. ILLUSTRATIVE OF. Christ. Is.28:16; 1Co.3:11. Doctrines of the apostles. Ep.2:20. First principles of the Gospel. He.6:1-2. Decrees and purposes of God. 2Ti.2:19. Magistrates. Ps.82:5. The righteous. Pr.10:25. Hope of saints. Ps.87:1. Security of saints’ inheritance. He.11:10.
FOUNTAIN spring. Figurative. Of divine grace. Ps.36:9; Je.2:13. Of the salvation of the Gospel. Joel 3:18; Zec.13:1; Jn.4:14; Rev.7:17; 21:6. The turgid, of the debasement of character. Pr.25:26. Created by God. Ps.74:15; 104:10. God to be praised for. Rev.14:7. Come from the great deep. Ge.7:11; Job 38:16. Found in hills and valleys. De.8:7; Ps.104:10. Send forth each but one kind of water. Ja. 3:11. Give: Drink to the beasts. Ps.104:11. Refreshment to the birds. Ps.104:12. Fruitfulness to the Earth. 1Ki.18:5; Joel 3:18. Frequented by travellers. Ge.16:7. Abound in Canaan. De.8:7; 1Ki.18:5. Sometimes dried up. Is.58:11. Drying up of, a severe punishment. Ps.107:33-34; Ho.13:15. Continual, especially esteemed. Is.58:11. Could not be ceremonially defiled. Le.11:36. Sometimes stopped or turned off to distress enemies. 2Ch. 32:3-4 Mentioned In the way to Shur. Ge.16:7. Of the waters of Nephtoah. Jo.15:9. Of Jezreel. 1Sa.29:1. Of Pisgah. De. 4:49. Upper and nether springs. Jo.15:19; Ju. 1:15. ILLUSTRATIVE. Of God. Ps.36:9; Je.2:13; 17:13. Of Christ. Zec.13:1. Of the Holy Spirit. Jn.7:38-39. Of constant supplies of grace. Ps.87:7. Of eternal life. Jn.4:14; Rev.21:6. Of the means of grace. Is.41:18; Joel 3:18. Of a good wife. Pr. 5:18. Of a numerous posterity. De.33:28. Of spiritual wisdom. Pr.16:22; 18:4. Of the law of the wise. Pr.13:14. Of godly fear. Pr.14:27. (Sealed up) of the church. Song 4:12. (Not failing) of the church. Is.58:11. (Always flowing) of unceasing wickedness of the Jews. Je. 6:7. (Corrupt) of the natural heart. Ja.3:11; Mt.15:18-19. (Troubled) of saints led astray. Pr.25:26.
FOUNTAIN OF LIFE water. symbol of divine life. Ps.36:9; 87:7; 10:11; 13:14; 14:27; 16:22; Je.2:13; Zec.13:1; Rev.7:17.
FOX Dens of. Mt.8:20; Lu.9:58. Samson uses, to burn the field of the Philistines. Ju.15:4. Plunder of. Ps.63:10; Song 2:15. Held in contempt. Ne.4:3. Figurative. Of unfaithful prophets. Eze.13:4. Of craftiness. Lu.13:32. Of heretics. Song 2:15. Figurative. Of unfaithful prophets. Eze.13:4. Of craftiness. Lu.13:32. Of heretics. Song 2:15.
FRANKINCENSE a fragrant white gum of a tree used as an ingredient of the sacred oil. Ex.30:34. Used with showbread. Le. 24:7. Used with meat offerings. Le.2:1-2; 2:15-16; 6:15. Prohibited in sin offerings when they consist of turtledoves or pigeons. Le.5:11. Prohibited, in making an offering of memorial. Nu.5:15. A perfume. Song 3:6 Commerce in. Rev.18:11-13. Used as an incense. Is.43:23; 60:6; 66:3; Je.6:20. Gift of. Mt.2:11.
FRONTLETS phylactery. A leather band worn on the forehead containing certain commandments. Ex.13:6-16; De. 6:1-8; 11:18.
FULFILL, FULFILLMENT worldly success won’t fulfill you. Is.17:7-11.
FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECIES BY CHRIST. Mt.1:22; 2:15; 2:23; 3:3; 4:14; 5:17; 8:17; 12:17; 13:14,35; 21:4; 26:24; 26:54,56; 27:9; 27:35,60; Mk.11:7; 14:21; 14:49; 15:28; Lu.4:21; 18:31; 20:16; 21:22; 24:44; Jn.12:14,16,38; 15:25; 17:12; 18:9; 18:32; 19:24,28; 19:36; Ac.3:18; 13:29; 13:33.
FULLER The word “full” is from the Anglo-Saxon fullian, meaning “to whiten.” Mention is made of fuller's soap. Mal.3:2. and the fuller's field. 2 Ki.18:17. At his transfiguration our Lord’s rainment is said to have been white “so as no fuller on earth could white them.” Mk.9:3.
FULLNESS OF TIME God’s appointed time when everything is ready. Jos.6:16; Da.9:24; Mk.1:15; Lu.2:6; 21:24; Jn.7:8; 7:30; Ro.5:6; Ga.4:4; Ep.1:10; 1Ti.2:6; 6:15; Tit.1:3; Heb.1:2; 9:10,26; 1Pe.1:20 Rev.1:3.
FURLONG a Greek measure of distance equal to 606 feet and 9 inches. Lu.24:13; Jn.6:19; 11:18; Rev.14:20; 21:16.
FURNACE For refining silver. Eze.22:22; Mal.3:3. For refining gold. Pro.17:3. For melting lead and tin. Eze.22:20. For capital punishment, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego cast into, by Nebuchadnezzar. Da.3:6-26. Figurative. Of affliction. De.4:20; 1Ki.8:51; Ps.12:6; Is.48:10; Jer. 11:4. Of lust. Ho.7:4. Of Hell. Ma.4:1; Mt.13:42; 13:50; Rev.9:2.
FURROW an opening in the ground made by the plow. Ps.65:10; Ho.10:4, 10.
FURY as attributed to God, is a figurative expression for dispensing afflictive judgments. Le.26:28; Job 20:23; Is.63:3; Je. 4:4; Eze.5:13; Da.9:16; Zec.8:2.
GABBATHA A place of judgment in Jerusalem, where Pilate passed sentence on Jesus. Jn.19:13.
GABRIEL champion of God, name of the angel who was sent to Daniel, Da.8:16, to explain the vision of the ram and the he-goat, and to communicate the prediction of the seventy weeks. Da.9:21-27. He also announced the birth of John the Baptist Lu.1:11, and of the Messiah Lu.1:26. He describes himself as, “I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God” Lu.1:19.
GAD, THE TRIBE OF Descended from Jacob’s seventh son. Ge.30:11. Predictions concerning. Ge.49:19; De.33:20-21.
GADARENES the inhabitants of Gadara, Gerasenes. Mk.5:1; Lu.8:26, 37. In Mt. 8:28 they are called Gergesenes. Jesus visits and works miracles among, but is rejected. Mt.8:28-34; Mk.5:1-19.
GALATIA A province of Asia Minor. Its churches visited by Paul. Acts 16:6; 18:23. Collection taken in, for Christians at Jerusalem. 1Co.16:1. Peter’s address to.
1Pe.1:1. Churches in. Ga.1:1-24.
GALATIANS, LETTER TO why and to whom Paul wrote it. Ac.14:6; Ga.1:1. when Paul wrote it. Ac.14:28.
GALILEAN an inhabitant or native of Galilee. This word was used as a name of contempt as applied to our Lord’s disciples. Lu.22:59; Ac.2:7. All the apostles, with the exception of Judas Iscariot Ac.1:11, were Galileans. Peter was detected by his Galilean accent Mt. 26:69; Mk.14:70. This was also one of the names of reproach given to the early Christians. Lu.13:1; 22:58; 23:6; Jn.4:45; Ac.1:11; 2:7.
GALILEE The northern district of Palestine.
A city of refuge. Jo.20:7; 21:32; 1Ch.6:76. Cities in, given to Hiram. 1Ki. 9:11-12. Taken by king of Assyria. 2Ki. 15:29. Prophecy concerning. Is.9:1; Mt. 4:15. Called Galilee of the Nations. Is.9:1 Herod, tetrarch of. Mk.6:21; Lu.3:1; 23:6-7. Jesus resides in. Mt.17:22; 19:1; Jn.7:1,9. Teaching and miracles of Jesus in. Mt.4:23,25; 15:29-31; Mk.1:14; 1:28; 1:39; 3:7; Lu.4:14,44; 5:17; 23:5; Jn.1:43; 4:3; 4:43-45; Ac.10:37. People of, receive Jesus. Jn.4:45,53.
GALILEE SEA OF also called Sea of Chinnereth, Sea of Gennesaret, Sea of Tiberias. Nu.34:11; De.3:17; Jo.12:3; 13:27; Mt.4:1,18; 8:24; 13:1; 14:25; 14:34; 15:29; 17:27; Mk.1:16; 2:13; 3:7; 4:1; 5:1,21; 7:31; Lu.5:1; 8:22,33; Jn.6:1; 6:16; 21:1.
GALL Any bitter or poisonous substance, as the bile. Job 16:13. Any venom of serpents. Job 20:14. A bitter herb. De. 29:18. Given to Jesus. Ps.69:21; Mt.27:34. Figurative. Gall of bitterness. Ac.8:23. Job 20:14; Lam.3:19; Am.6:12.
GALLERY rafters. In temple of Ezekiel’s vision. Eze.42:3. Also Eze.41:15-16; Song.1:17.
GALLOWS means a tree, post or gibbet. In Ge.40:19 and De.21:22 the word means tree. Used to execute criminals. Es.2:23; 5:14; 6:4; 7:9-10; 9:13; 9:25. Reproach of being hanged upon. Ga.3:13.
GAMALIEL unexpected ally for apostles. Ac.5:34. A celebrated teacher. Speech of, before the Sanhedrin. Ac.5:33-40. Paul’s teacher. Ac.22:3. A captain of Manasseh. Nu.1:10; 2:20; 10:23. Offering of, at dedication of tabernacle. Nu.7:54-59.
GAMBLING Ps.62:10; Pr.13:11; 28:19-20; Mt.25:14-30; Lu.12:15; 1Tim. 6:9; He.13:5.
GARDEN OF EDEN explanation of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Ge.2:9,16-17. why Adam and Eve were driven from. Ge.3:22-24.
GARNER a treasure; a store of goods laid up, also the place where they are deposited. Joel 1:17; 2Ch.32:27. storeroom. Ps.144:13. a place for storing anything, a granary. Mt.3:12; Lu.3:17.
GATES Of cities. De.3:5; Jo.6:26; 1 Sa. 23:7; 2Sa.18:24; 2Ch.8:5. Made of iron. Acts 12:10. Made of wood. Neh.1:3. Made of brass. Ps.107:16; Is.45:2. Double doors. Is.45:1; Eze.41:24. a place for idlers. Ge.19:1; 1Sa.4:18; Ps.69:12; Pro. 1:21; Je.17:19-20. Religious services held at. Ac.14:13. The law read at. Ne.8:1-18. Place for public business, announcement of legal transactions. Ge.23:10; 23:16. Place for conferences on public affairs. Ge.34:20. Place for holding courts of justice. De.16:18; 21:19; 22:15; Jo.20:4; Ru.4:1; 2Sa.15:2; Pro.22:22; Zec.8:16. Place for public concourse. Ge.23:10; Pr.1:21; 8:3; Je.14:2; 22:2. Thrones of kings at. 1Ki.22:10; 2Ch.18:9; Je.38:7; 39:3. Punishment of criminals outside of. De.17:5; Je.20:2; Ac.7:58; He.13:12. Closed at night. Jo.2:5,7. Closed on the Sabbath. Ne.13:19. Guards at. 2Ki.7:17; Ne.13:19; 13:22. Jails made in the towers of. Je.20:2. Bodies of criminals exposed to view at. 2Ki.10:8. Figurative. Of the people of a city. Is.3:26. Of the Gospel. Is.60:11. Of the powers of Hell. Mt.16:18. Of death. Job 38:17; Ps.9:13. Of the grave. Is.38:10. Of righteousness. Ps.118:19. Of salvation. Ge.28:17; Ps. 24:7; 118:19-20; Is.26:2; Mt.7:13. Of death. Is.38:10. Symbolic. Rev. 21:12-13; 21:21; 21:25.
GATEKEEPERS, of temple. what they did. 1Ch.9:17-18; 26:1.
GAZA, the most famous of the five cities of the Philistines, was located two and a half miles from the Mediterranean Sea on a well-rounded hill 60 feet above the surrounding plain, on highway between Egypt and Mesopotami. Ge.10:19; De.2:23; Jo.11:22; 15:44; Ju.1:18; 6:4; 16:1,21; 1Sa.6:17; 1Ki.4:24; 2Ki.18:8; Je. 47:1; 47:5; Amos 1:6; Zep.2:4; Zec.9:5; Ac. 8:26.
GENERATION Ge.2:4, means the history. Ge.5:1, The book of the generations = a family register, or history of Adam. Ge. 37:2, The generations of Jacob = the history of Jacob and his descendants. Ge.7:1, In this generation = in this age. Ps.49:19, The generation of his fathers = the dwelling of his fathers, or the grave. Ps.73:15, The generation of thy children = the present race. Is.53:8, Who shall declare his generation? = His race, posterity, shall be so numerous that no one shall be able to declare it. In Mt.1:17, the word means a succession or series of persons from the same stock. Mt.3:7, Generation of vipers = brood of vipers. Mt.24:34, This generation = the persons then co-existing with Christ. 1 Pe.2:9, A chosen generation = a chosen people. The Hebrews seem to have reckoned time by the generation. In the time of Abraham a generation was an hundred years, so: Ge.15:16, In the fourth generation = in four hundred years, comp. Ge.15:13; Ex.12:40. In De.1:35; 2:14 a generation is a period of thirty-eight years.
GENTILES all nations except the Jews. Scriptures relating to. Je.10:2-3; Mt.6:7-8; 6:31-32; Ac.14:16; 17:4,16-17,22-27; Ro. 1:18-2:15; 1 Co.10:20; 12:2; Ga.2:15; Ep. 2:12; 4:17-19; 5:12; 1Th.4:5; 1Pe.4:3-4. Prophecies of the conversion of. Ge. 12:3,5; 22:18; 49:10; De.32:21; Ps.2:8; 22:27-31; 46:4,10; 65:2; 65:5; 66:4; 68:31-32; 72:1-20; 86:9; 102:15; 102:18-22; 145:10-11; Is.2:2-5; 9:1-7; 11:1-10; 18:7; 24:16; 35:1-10; 40:4-11; 42:1-12; 45:6; 45:8; 45:22-24; 49:1; 49:5-6; 49:18-23; 54:1-3; 55:5; 56:3; 56:6-8; 60:1; 60:3-5; 60:8-14; 65:1; 66:7-23; Je.3:17; 4:2; 16:19-21; Eze.47:3-5; Da.2:35; 2:44-45; 7:13-14; Ho.2:23; Joel 2:28-32; Am.9:11-12; Mi.4:3-4; Hag.2:7; Zec. 2:10-11; 6:15; 8:1-9:1; 9:9-17; 14:8-21; Mal.1:11; Mt.3:9; 8:11; 12:17-21; 19:30; Mk.10:31; Lu.13:29-30; 21:24; Jn.10:16; Ac.9:15. Conversion of. Ac.10:45; 11:1-18; 13:2; 13:46-48; 14:27; 15:7-9; 15:12-31; 18:4-6; 26:16-18; 28:28; Ro.1:5-7; 9:22-30; 10:19-20; 11:11-13; 11:17-21; 15:9-12; Gal.1:15-16; 2:2; 3:14; Ep.3:1-8; Col. 3:11; 1Th.2:16; 1Ti.3:16; 2Ti.1:11; Rev. 11:15; 15:4.
GETHSEMANE, a garden near Jerusalem. It was an olive orchard across the brook of Kidron from Jerusalem on the western slope of the Mount of Olives. It was a secluded retreat where Jesus often went with His disciples, and where He agonized in prayer before His betrayal by Judas. Lu. 22:39-44; Mt.26:36; Mk.14:32; Lu.22:39; Jn.18:1.
GIANTS description of. Ge.6:4; De. 9:2-3. in the promised land. De.1:28. Used their stature for bad not good. De.9:2-3. Anakim, race of giants. Nu.13:28-33; De. 1:28; 2:10; 9:2. Defeated by Joshua. Jo. 11:21-22. Defeated by Caleb. Jo.14:12; 14:15; 15:13-14; Ju.1:20. Emims. A race of giants. Ge.14:5; De.2:10-11. Goliath. A giant champion of Gath. Defied armies of Israel and is slain by David. 1Sa. 17:1-58; 21:9; 22:10. His sons. 2Sa. 21:15-22; 1Ch.20:4-8. Ishbi-Benob. A giant warrior slain by Abishai. 2Sa.21:16.Og, king of Bashan. A man of gigantic stature. Nu.21:33; De.3:11; Jo.12:4; 13:12 Rephaim. An ancient people of Palestine. Of great stature. Ge.14:5; 15:20; De.2:11; 2:20; 3:11; 3:13; Jo.12:4; 13:12; 17:15. Zamzummims, also called Zuzims. A race of giants. Ge.14:5; De.2:20-21.
GIDEON why he threshed wheat in a winepress. Ju.6:11. questioned God. Ju. 6:13. made excuses. Ju.6:14-16. God tested his faith and commitment. Ju. 6:25-30. putting out fleeces. Ju.6:37-39. how God gave him courage. Ju.7:10-11. could lead a nation but not his family. Ju. 8:31; 9:56-57.
GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE By the Father. Ne.9:20; Lu.11:13. By the Son. Jn.20:22. To Christ without measure. Jn.3:34. GIVEN. According to promise. Ac.2:38-39. Upon the exaltation. Ps. 68:18; Jn.7:39. Through the intercession of Christ. Jn.14:16. In answer to prayer. Lu.11:13; Ep.1:16-17. For instruction. Ne.9:20. For comfort of saints. Jn.14:16. To those who repent and believe. Ac.2:38. To those who obey God. Ac.5:32. To the Gentiles. Ac.10:44-45; 11:17; 15:8. Is abundant. Ps.68:9; Jn.7:38-39. Is permanent. Is.59:21; Hag.2:5; 1Pe. 4:14. Is fruit bearing. Is.32:15. Received through faith. Ga.3:14. Evidence of union with Christ. 1Jn.3:24; 4:13. An earnest of the inheritance of the saints. 2Co.1:22; 2 Cor.5:5; Ep.1:14. A pledge of the continued favour of God. Eze.39:29.
GIFTS FROM GOD Spiritual. Christ, the Saviour. Is.42:6; 55:4; Jn.3:16; 4:10; 6:32-33. The Holy Spirit, the Comforter. Ro.8:9. Grace. James 4:6. Wisdom. Pr. 2:6; Ja.1:5. Repentance. Ac.11:18. Faith. Ep.2:8; Ph.1:29. Temporal. Food and raiment. Mt.6:25,33. Rain and fruitful seasons. Ge.8:22; 27:28; Le.26:4-5; Is. 30:23. Wisdom. 2Ch.1:12. Peace. Le. 26:6; 1Ch.22:9. To be used and enjoyed. Ec.3:13; 5:19-20; 1Tim.4:4-5. Should cause us to remember God. De. 8:18.All creatures partake of. Ps.136:25; 145:15-16. Prayer for. Zec.10:1; Mt.6:11. Scriptures relating to: Ps.4:7; 21:2; 29:11; 34:10; 68:18; 68:35; 84:11; Ec.2:26; Is. 42:5; Eze.11:19; Da.2:21-23; Mt.11:28; 25:14-30; Jn.6:27; 16:23-24; 17:22; Ro. 5:16-18; Ro.6:23; 8:32; 11:29; 12:6-8; 1Co.1:5-7; 7:7; 12:4-11; 13:2; Ep.4:7-8; 1Ti.6:17; Ja.1:1-27; 1Pe. 4:10; 2Pe.1:3.
GIVING UP never give up on God. Ex. 2:23-25; Job 6:8-9; Ps.13:1-5. never an option when you believe in God. Mt.9:22. God does what seems impossible. Lu.1:13 Jesus never gave up. Lu.22:44. giving up what we want for what God wants. 1Co. 9:25. don’t forsake eternal rewards because of present pain. 2Co.4:16.
GLEANING Laws concerning. Le. 19:9-10; 23:22; De.24:19-20. Figurative. Ju.8:2; Is.17:6; Je.49:9; Mi.7:1. Instances of. Ruth in the field of Boaz. Ruth 2:2-3.
GLORIFICATION ultimate state of believers after death, when he or she becomes like Christ. Ro.8:17; Ph.3:21.
GLORIFY To make glorious Jn.12:28; 13:31-32; 17:4-5. Spoken of God to “shew forth His praise” 1Co.6:20; 10:31.
GLORIFYING GOD Is commanded. 1Ch. 16:28; Ps.22:23; Is.42:12. Is due to Him. 1Ch.16:29. FOR HIS. Holiness. Ps.99:9; Re.15:4. Mercy and truth. Ps.15:1; Ro.15:9. Faithfulness and truth. Is.25:1. Wondrous works. Mt.15:31; Acts 4:21. Judgments. Is.25:3; Eze.28:22; Re.14:7. Deliverance. Ps.50:15. Grace to others. Ac. 11:18; 2Co.9:13; Ga.1:24. Obligation of saints to. 1Co.6:20. Is acceptable through Christ. Ph.1:11; 1Pe.4:11. Christ, an example of. Jn.17:4. ACCOMPLISHED BY. Relying on His Promises. Ro.4:20. Praising Him. Ps.50:23. Doing all to Him. 1Co.10:31. Dying for Him. Jn.21:19. Confessing Christ. Ph.2:11. Suffering for Christ. 1Pe.4:14,16. Glorifying Christ. Acts 19:17; 2Th.1:12. Bringing forth fruits of righteousness. Jn.15:8; Ph.1:11. Patience in affliction. Is.24:15. Faithfulness. 1Pe.4:11. Required in body and spirit. 1Co.6:20. Shall be universal. Ps.86:9; Re.5:13. SAINTS SHOULD. Resolve on. Ps.69:30; 118:28. Unite in. Ps.34:3; Ro.15:6. Persevere in. Ps.86:12. All the blessings of God are designed to lead to. Is.60:21; 61:3. The holy example of saints may lead others to. Mt.5:16; 1Pe.2:12. All, by nature, fail in. Ro.3:23. The wicked unwilling to. Da.5:23; Ro.1:21. Punishment for not. Da.5:23, 30; Ma.2:2; Ac.12:23; Ro.1:21. Heavenly host engaged in. Re.4:11. Illustrated by: David. Ps.57:5. The Multitude. Mt.9:8; 15:31. The Virgin Mary. Lu.1:46. Angels. Lu.2:14. Shepherds. Lu.2:20. Man sick of the palsy. Lu.5:25. Woman with infirmity. Lu.13:13. Leper. Lu.17:15. Blind man. Lu.18:43. Centurion. Lu.23:47. The Church at Jerusalem. Ac.11:18. Gentiles at Antioch. Ac.13:48. Abraham. Ro.4:20. Paul. Ro.11:36.
GLORY receiving God’s glory comes from obedience. Le.9:22-23. Israel’s quickly faded. 1Ki.14:25-26. seeking it for God. Ps.115:1. Jesus’ suffering was the path to glory. Lu.24:25. God is glorified when people come to Him. Jn.15:8. how we can be Jesus’ glory. Jn.17:10. Stephen saw the glory of God. Ac.7:55-58. make glorifying God a top priority. 1Co.10:31. Holy Spirit imparts glory in us. 2Co.3:18. what it means to sit with Christ in. Ep.2:6. how God is glorified when we use our abilities for Him. 1Pe.4:11. God is, to His people. Ps.3:3; Zec.2:5. Christ is, to His people. Is.60:1; Lu.2:32. The Gospel ordained to be, to saints. 1Co.2:7. Glory of the Gospel exceeds that of the law. 2Co.3:9-10. The joy of saints is full of. 1Pe.1:8. Spiritual. Is given by God. Ps.84:11. Is given by Christ. Jn.17:22. Is the work of the Holy Ghost. 2Co.3:18. Eternal. Procured by the death of Christ. He.2:10. Accompanies salvation by Christ. 2Ti.2:10. Inherited by saints. 1Sa.2:8; Ps.73:24; Pr.3:35; Co.3:4; 1Pe.5:10. Saints called to. 2Th.2:14; 1Pe. 5:10. Saints prepared unto. Ro.9:23. Enhanced by afflictions. 2Co.4:17. Present afflictions not worthy to be compared with. Ro.8:18. Of the church shall be rich and abundant. Is.60:11-13. The bodies of saints shall be raised in. 1Co.15:43; Ph.3:21. Temporal. Is given by God. Da.2:37. Passeth away. 1Pe.1:24. The devil tries to seduce by. Mt.4:8. Of hypocrites turned to shame. Ho.4:7. Seek not, from man. Mt. 6:2; 1Th.2:6. Of the wicked is in their shame. Ph.3:19. Ends in destruction. Is. 5:14.
GLORY OF GOD, THE Exhibited in Christ. Jn.1:14; 2Co.4:6; He.1:3. EXHIBITED IN. His name. De.28:58; Ne.9:5. His majesty. Job 37:22; Ps.93:1; 104:1; 145:5, 12; Is.2:10. His power. Ex. 15:1,6; Ro.6:4. His works. Ps.19:1; 111:3. His holiness. Ex.15:11. DESCRIBED AS. Great. Ps.138:5. Eternal. Ps.104:31. Rich. Ep.3:16. Highly exalted. Ps.8:1; 113:4. EXHIBITED TO. Moses. Ex.34:5-7; 33:18-23. Stephen. Ac.7:55. His People. De.5:24; Ps.102:16. Enlightens the People. Is.60:1-2; Re.21:11, 23. Saints desire to behold. Ps.63:2; 90:16. God is jealous. Is. 42:8. Reverence. Is.59:19. Plead in prayer. Ps.79:9. Declare. 1Ch.16:24; Ps.145:5,11. Magnify. Ps.57:5. The Earth is full of. Is. 6:3. The knowledge of, shall fill the Earth. Ha.2:14.
GNASH denotes rage or sorrow. Job 16:9; Ps.112:10; La.2:16; Ac.7:54; Mk. 9:18.
GNASHING OF TEETH means to grate the teeth. Ps.35:16; 37:12; Mt.8:12; 13:42; 22:13; 24:51; 25:30; Lu.13:28.
GNOSTICISM what it was. 2Co.1:9-14. Paul combats a heresy related to.2 Co.2:4. Should be avoided: Col.:8; 1 Tim.6:20-21; 1 Jn.2:22; 4:3. Only ONE Way to Heaven: Jn.14:6; Acts 4:12.
GOAD An instrument of torture. 1Sa. 13:21. Six hundred men slain with, by Shamgar, a judge of Israel. Ju.3:31. Figurative of mental incentive. Ec.12:11.
GOALS Pr.16:9; Mt.22:36-38; 1Co.10:31; Ja.4:13-17.
GOAT one of the clean animals to be eaten. Le.11:1-8; De.14:4. Used for food. Ge.27:9; 1Sa.16:20. Used for the paschal feast. Ex.12:5; 2Ch.35:7. Used as a sacrifice by Abraham. Ge.15:9. Used by Gideon. Ju.6:19. Used by Manoah. Ju. 13:19. Milk of, used for food. Pr.27:27. Hair of, used for clothing. Nu.31:20. Hair of, used for pillows. 1Sa.19:13. Hair of, used for curtains of the tabernacle. Ex. 26:7; 35:23; 36:14. Goats is symbolic of those who reject Christ. Mt. 25:32-33.
GOB a pit, a place mentioned in 2Sa. 21:18-19; also called Gezer, in 1Ch.20:4.
GOD Is a spirit. Jn.4:24; 2Co.3:17. IS DECLARED TO BE: Light. Is.60:19; Ja. 1:17; 1Jn.1:5. Love. 1Jn.4:8,16. Invisible. Job 23:8-9; Jn.1:18; 5:37; Co.1:15; 1Ti. 1:17. Unsearchable. Job 11:7; 37:23; Ps. 145:3; Is.40:28; Ro.11:33. Incorruptible. Ro.1:23. Eternal. De.33:27; Ps.90:2; Re. 4:8-10. Immortal. 1Ti.1:17; 6:16. Omnipotent. Ge.17:1; Ex.6:3. Omniscient. Ps.139:1-6; Pr.5:21. Omnipresent. Ps. 139:7; Je.23:23. Immutable. Ps. 102:26-27; Ja.1:17. Only-wise. Ro.16:27; 1Ti.1:17. Glorious. Ex.15:11; Ps.145:5. Most High. Ps.83:18; Ac.7:48. Perfect. Mt.5:48. Holy. Ps.99:9; Is.5:16. Just. De. 32:4; Is.45:21. True. Je.10:10; Jn.17:3. Upright. Ps.25:8; 92:15. Righteous. Ezra 9:15; Ps.145:17. Good. Ps.25:8; 119:68. Great. 2Ch.2:5; Ps.86:10. Gracious. Ex. 34:6; Ps.116:5. Faithful. 1Co.10:13; 1Pe. 4:19. Merciful. Ex.34:6-7; Ps.86:5. Long-suffering. Nu.14:18; Mi.7:1. Jealous. Jo.24:19; Na.1:2. Compassionate. 2Ki. 13:23. A consuming fire. He.12:29. None beside Him. De.4:35; Is.44:6. None before Him. Is.43:10. None like to Him. Ex.9:14; De.33:26; 2Sa.7:22; Is.46:5, 9; Je.10:6. None good but He. Mt.19:17. Fills Heaven and Earth. 1Ki.8:27; Je.23:24. Should be worshipped in spirit and in truth. Jn.4:24. Why God chose to create the world. Ge. 1:1. did He really create the world? Ge. 1:1. why He refers to Himself as “us”. Ge.1:26. how we are made in His image. Ge.1:26; 9:5-6. brings life to all. Ge.2:7. how Satan tries to make Him look bad. Ge.3:1-6. can’t hide from Him. Ge.3:8. how we build our relationship with Him. Ge. 3:24. His sorrow over our sin. Ge.6:6-7. pleasing Him. Ge.6:6-8. letting others see God in you. Ge.14:20. why we should obey Him. Ge.17:1. nothing too hard for Him. Ge.18:14. does God change His mind? Ge.18:20-33; Ex.32:14. His justice versus His mercy. Ge.18:20-33. was His punishment unfair to Sodom’s righteous people? Ge.18:25. we must seek His perspective, not ours. Ge.18:33; Mt.16:23. why God called himself “I AM”. Ex. 3:13-15. why did he choose Israel? Ex.19:5. using His name irreverently. Ex.20:7. some of His characteristics. Nu.14:17-20; Ps. 36:5-8. do God and Satan converse? Job 1:7. how to honor His name. Mt.6:9. persist in pursuing Him. Mt.7:7-8. knowing God versus knowing about God. Mt.15:9. His concern for every person. Mt.18:14. His ultimate act of love. Mt.21:37. seeking status endangers loyalty to Him. Mt.23:5-7. why we can approach Him directly now. Mt.26:28; Lu.23:45. separated from Jesus at crucifixion. Mt.27:46; Lu.22:41-42. clearly identified Jesus as His Son. Lu.9:35. understanding Jesus is understanding Him. Lu.10:22; Jn.14:9. what should we do to satisfy Him. Jn.6:28-29. only through Jesus can you know Him. Jn.14:5-6. He will reach those who desire to know Him. Ac. 10:2. why He is angry with sinful people. Ro.1:18. the purpose of God’s natural plan. Ro.1:26-27. can’t comprehend Him by human effort. 1Co.2:15-16. how to come near Him. Ja.4:7-10. contrasted with other gods. 1Pe.1:14-16.
GOD’S FORGIVENESS, Ps.19:12-14; Ps.32; 103:11-14; Ps.130; Is.43:25; 44:22; 55:7; Je. 5:1; 31:34; 33:8; Eze.36:25: Mi.7:18-19; Ac.10:43; 13:38-39; Ro.4:7-8; Ep.1:3-8; Co.1:13-14; 1Ti.1:12-17; He. 8:12; 1Jn.1:9; 2:12.
GOG A Reubenite. 1Ch.5:4. Prophecy against. Eze.38:1-39:29; Re.20:8. Meaning enemies of God.
GOLD, Found in the Earth. Job 28:1, 6. An article of commerce. Eze.27:22. The patriarchs were rich in. Ge.13:2. Imported by Solomon. 1Ki.9:11,28; 10:11. Plentiful in Solomon’s reign. 2Ch.1:15. Offerings of: Ex.35:22; 1Ch.22:14; 29:4,7. Used as money. Mt.10:9; Ac.3:6. Priestly and royal garments adorned with. Ge.41:42; Ex.20:23; 25:29,38; 28:4-6; Ps.21:3; 45:9,13. Used for overlaying: Ex.25:11-18, 31; 36:34,38; 1Ki.6:21-22,30; 10:16-21; 2Ch.3:10; 4:7,19-22; 20; 2Sa.8:7; 12:30; Ju.8:24, 26; Es.1:7; 4:11; Da.5:29; Song 5:14; Ja.2:2. Estimated by weight. 1Ch. 28:14. Given as presents. 1Ki.15:19; Mt. 2:11. Exacted as tribute. 1Ki.20:3, 5; 2 Ki. 23:33, 35. Taken in war, dedicated to God. Jo.6:19; 2Sa.8:11; 1Ki.15:15. Kings of Israel not to multiply. De.17:17. Jews condemned for multiplying. Is.2:7. Vanity of heaping up. Ec.2:8, 11. LIABLE TO: Grow dim. La.4:1.Canker and rust. Ja.5:3. ILLUSTRATIVE OF. Saints after affliction. Job 23:10. Tried faith. 1Pe.1:7. The doctrines of grace. Re.3:18. True converts. 1Co.3:12. Babylon empire. Da. 2:38. New Jerusalem (Heaven) city is pure gold. Re.21:18. The City’s street will be pure gold. Re.21:21.
GOLDEN CALF Ex.32:4,8; De.9:16; Ne. 9:18. This was a molten image of a calf which the idolatrous Israelites formed at Sinai. This symbol was borrowed from the custom of the Egyptians. It was destroyed at the command of Moses. Ex.32:20. why Israelites made it. Ex.32:4-5. danger of. Ex.32:1-10. what is your “golden calf”? 2Ch.13:8. More golden calves (idols): 2Ki.10:29; 2Ch.13:8.
GOLDEN RULE Jesus positively states it in Mt.7:12; Lu.6:31. Also see: Ro.13:8-10; Ga.5:14; Ja.2:8.
GOLGOTHA Hebrew name of the place where Jesus was crucified. Mt.27:33; Mk. 15:22; Jn.19:17.
GOLIATH. A giant champion of Gath. Defied armies of Israel, was killed by David. 1Sa.17:1-58; 21:9; 22:10. His sons. 2Sa. 21:15-22; 1Ch.20:4-8. not a giant in God’s eyes. 1Sa.17:4-7; 17:26.
GOMER why God told Hosea to marry her. Ho.1:2-3. used her possessions carelessly. Ho.2:8. adultery of. Ho.2:2. Hosea sought her out. Ho.3:2.
GOMORRAH One of the “cities of the plain.” Ge.10:19; 13:10. Its king defeated by Chedorlaomer. Ge.14:2; 14:8-11. Wickedness of. Ge.18:20. Destroyed. Ge. 19:24-28; De.29:23; 32:32; Is.1:9-10; 13:19; Je.23:14; 49:18; 50:40; Am.4:11; Zep.2:9; Mt.10:15; Mk.6:11; Ro.9:29;
2Pe.2:6; Jude 1:7.
GOSHEN A district in Egypt especially adapted to herds and flocks where the Israelites dwelt. Ge.45:10; 46:28; 47:1-31. Exempted from plagues. Ex.8:22; 9:26. A town and district of Judah. Jo.10:41; 11:16; 15:51.
GOSPEL means good news, good tidings. Called Gospel of the Kingdom. Mt.4:23; 24:14. Called Gospel of God. Ro.1:1; 15:16; 1Th.2:8; 1Ti.1:11; 1Pe.4:17. Called Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mk.1:1. Called Gospel of Christ. Ro.1:16; 1Co.9:12; 9:18; Ga.1:7; Ph.1:27; 1Th.3:2. Called the Dispensation of the Grace of God. Ep.3:2. Called the Grace of God. Ac.20:24. Called Gospel of Salvation. Ep.1:13. Called Gospel of Peace. Ep.6:15. Called the Kingdom of God. Lu.16:16. Called Glorious Gospel of Christ. 2Co.4:4. Called Preaching of Jesus Christ. Ro. 16:25. Called Mystery of Christ. Ep.3:4. Called Mystery of the Gospel. Ep.6:19. Called Word of God. 1Th.2:13. Called Word of Christ. Co.3:16. Called Word of Salvation. Ac.13:26. Called Word of Reconciliation. 2Co.5:19. Called Word of Truth. 2Co.6:7; Ep.1:13. Called Word of Faith. Ro.10:8. Called Word of Life. Ph. 2:16. Called Ministration of the Spirit.
2Co.3:8. Called Doctrine According to Godliness. 1Ti.6:3. Called Form of Sound Words. 2Ti.1:13. Likened to a mustard seed. Mt.13:31-32; Mk.4:30-33; Lu.13:18. Likened to good seed. Mt.13:24-30; 13:36-43. Likened to leaven. Mt.13:33. Likened to a pearl of great price. Mt. 13:45-46; Lu.13:20-21. Likened to treasure hidden in a field. Mt.13:44. Likened to a householder. Mt.20:1-16. Likened to a feast. Lu.14:16-24. Scripture relating to. Ps.46:4-5; 89:15; Is.40:8; Mt.4:23; 11:4-6; 13:17; 24:14; 28:18-20; Mk.1:14-15; 13:10; 16:15; Lu. 1:67-79; 2:10-14; 2:34; 4:18-19; 7:22; 10:23-24; 16:16; 17:20-21; Jn.1:16-17; 4:14; J8:32; 12:35; 12:50; 13:20; 17:7-8; 18:36; Ac.2:11; 5:20; 10:36; 12:24; 13:32-33; 14:3; 16:17; 19:20; 20:24; 20:32; Ro.1:16-17; 10:15-18; 15:29; 16:25-26; 1Co.1:18; 1:21; 1:24-25; 2:4-7; 2:9; 4:20; 9:16-18; 15:1-2; 2Co.3:6-11; 3:18; 4:3-4; 4:6; 9:15; 10:4-5; Ga.2:2; 3:8; Ep.1:13-14; 3:8-11; 6:15; 6:17; 6:19-20; Co.1:5-6; 1:23; 1:26-29; 1Th. 1:5; 2:13; 2Th.1:10; 2:10; 2:14; 1Ti.1:10-11; 2:4; 3:16; 4:6; 2Ti.1:10; 2:3; He.4:2; 5:13; 6:1; 7:19; Ja.1:18; 1:21; 1:25; 1Pe.1:23; 1:25; 4:6; 5:12;
2Pe.1:16; 1:19; 2:2; 2:21; 1Jn.2:8; Jude 1:3; Rev. 14:6-7. Called the New Covenant. Je. 31:31-34; He.7:22; 8:6-13; 9:8-15; 10:9; 12:22-24. Prophecies relating to. Ps.46:4; Is.2:3-5; 4:2-6; 9:2; 9:6-7; 25:7; 29:18; 29:24; 32:3; 35:5; 40:9; 41:27; 42:6-7; 43:18-21; 46:13; 49:13; 51:4-6; 52:7; 55:1-5; 60:1-61:3; Eze.34:23-31; 47:1-12; Joel 2:28-32; Mi.4:1-7; Mt.24:14.
GRACE undeserved favor, forgiveness, and acceptance we receive from God through our acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. Ep.2:8-9. Grace of God is freely given. Ps.84:11; Ac.11:23; 13:43. Empowers Us For Service. 1Co.3:10; 15:10. Enables Us To Lead The Simple Life. 2Co.1:12. May Be Rendered Ineffectual. 2Co.6:1; Ga.2:21; Ep.3:7; He.2:9; Ja.4:6. Promised To The Humble. 1Pe.5:5. Grace of Christ: Not Given For Selfish Use. 1Pe.4:10. Exhibited In Childhood. Lu.2:40; Jn.1:17. Manifested In Self-Sacrifice. 2Co.8:9. Sufficient For All Human Needs. 2Co.12:9; Ep.4:7. Bestowed Upon Sinful People. 1Ti.1:12-13. The Source Of Power. 2Ti.2:1; Re.22:21. Necessary For Salvation. Ac.15:11; Ro. 3:24; 4:16; 5:15; 11:6; Ga.2:16; Ep.2:5,8; 2Ti.1:9; Tit.2:11; 3:7; He.13:9. Spiritual Riches. Is.55:7; Lu.7:47; 14:22; 15:22; Ro.2:4; 5:20; 8:32; 9:23; 10:12; Ep.1:7; 2:7; 3:8; 3:16; Ph.4:19; 2Th.2:16; 1Ti.1:14; Tit. 3:6; 1Pe.1:3. Is Unmerited. De.9:5; Ps. 103:10; Eze.20:44; 36:22; 36:32; Da.9:18; Ro.4:16; 9:16; Tit.3:5. Is Empowering. Lu. 10:19; Ro.14:4 2Co.3:6; 2Co.9:8; Ph.4:13; 1Ti.1:12.
GRACES Christian. Mt.5:3-11; Ro.5:3-5; 1Co.13:1-8; 13:13; Ga.5:22-23; 2Pe.1:5-9. Character of Saints; Charitableness; Courage; Gentleness; Hope; Kindness; Knowledge; Love; Meekness (humility); Mercy (compassion); Patience; Peaceful; Perseverance (steadfastness); Purity (holy); Righteousness; Stability (firmness); Temperance (self restraint); Wisdom.
GRAFTING process of uniting branches to a stalk or trunk. Grafting is used to illustrate the union of true believers to the true Church. Ro.11:17-24.
GRAVEN IMAGE refers to the household gods of idolaters, made of wood, stone or metal. De.27:15; Ps.97:7; Is.30:22; 44:16-17; 45:20; Ha.2:18-19.
GREAT TRIBULATION, the, the last days, Scriptures Dan.9:24-27; 12:1; Mat.24:22,29; Rev.7:14; 13:1-8. The last days, Ge.16:5; 18:25; 30:6; 31:21; Ex.5:21; De.1:17; 32:36; Ju.11:27; 1 Sam.2:10; 3:13; 24:12; 1Ki.8:32; 1Chro.12:17; 16:33; 2Chro.6:23; 20:12; Job 9:15; 21:22; 23:7; Ps.7:8; 9:4,7,19; 10:18; 26:1;35:24; 43:1; 50:4; 58:11; 67:4; 75:7; 76:9; 82:1,8; 94:2; 96:13; 98:9; 110:6; 135:14;Pro.29:26; Ec.3:17; 12:14; Is.2:4; 3:13; 33:22; Je.11:20; Lam.3:59; Eze.7:8.27; 11:10; 21:30; 34:17; 35:12; 36:19; Joel 3:12; Mic.4:3; Mal.3:5; Jn. 8:50; Ro.3:6; 1Co.5:13; Heb.12:23; 13:4; 1Pe.1:17; 2:23; Jude 1:15; Rev.18:8; 20:12. condition of last days preceding Christ’s return 1Tim. 4:1-3; 2Tim.3:1-5, 13; 2Pe.3:1-4; Jude 17-19. tribulation and judgment (end times) Is.13:9-11; 24:21; 26:21; Je. 30:7; Dan. 7:24-25; 12:1; Mat.24:15-22; 2 Thes. 2:1-4; Rev.3:10; 6:16-17; 11:18; 14:7; 15:1, 7; 16:7, 19. Rapture Jn.14:2-3; 1Thes.4:13-18; 1 Co. 15:51-52. second coming general, Mat.16:27; 24:3, 29-44; 25:1-46; Mk. 8:38; 13:24-37; Lk. 19:11-27; Jn. 14:2-3; 21:23; Acts 1:9-11; 3:19-21; 1Co.1:7-8; 4:5; 11:26; 15:23; Phil.3:20; Col. 3:4; 1Thes.2:19; 4:13-17; 5:1-3, 23; 2Thes.1:7-10; 2:1-4; 2Tim.4:1; Tit.2:13; Heb.9:28; James 5:7-9; 1Pe.5:4; 2Pe.3:4-13; 1 Jn.2:28; 3:2; Jude 14-15; Rev.1:7; 19:11-21.
GROVES Often on tops of hills. 1Ki. 14:23; Ho.4:13. Often used as resting places. 1Sa.22:6. Idols were worshipped in. De.12:2. Not to be planted near God’s altar. De.16:21. Of Canaanites, to be destroyed. Ex.34:13; De.7:5; De.12:3. PLANTED FOR IDOL WORSHIP. By Ahab. 1Ki. 16:33. By Manasseh. 2Ki.21:3. By Israelites. 2Ki.17:16. Fondness of Israel for. Je.17:2. Punishment for making and serving. 1Ki.14:15; Is.1:28-29; Mi.5:14. DESTROYED BY. Gideon. Ju.6:25-28. Hezekiah. 2Ki.18:4. Asa. 2Ch.14:3. Jehoshaphat. 2Ch.17:6. Josiah. 2Ki.23:14; 2Ch.34:3,7. God promised to wean Israel from. Is.17:7-8.
HAGAR A servant of Abraham and handmaid of Sarah. Given by Sarah to Abraham to be his wife. Ge.16:1-16. Descendants of. Ge.25:12-15; 1Ch.5:10; 5:19-22; Ps.83:6. Called Agar. Ga.4:24-25.
HAMAN Prime minister of Ahasuerus. Es. 3:1. Plotted against Esther and the Jews, thwarted by Esther and Mordecai Es. 3:1-9:32. He was hanged on the gallows he made for Mordecai the Jew. Es. 7:10.
HANGING Capital punishment by. Ge. 40:19-22; Jo.8:29; 2Sa.4:12; Es.7:10. The curse of death by. De.21:22-23; Ga.3:13.
HARLOT Shamelessness of. Pr.2:16; 7:11-27; 9:13-18. Plots of. Pr.7:10; 9:14-17; Is.23:15-16; Ho.2:13. To be shunned. Pr.5:3-20; 7:25-27. Hire of, not to be received at the temple. De.23:18. Rahab. Jo.2:3-6; 6:17,23,25; 6:25; He. 11:31.
HARLOTRY Adultery, whoredom. Forbidden. Le.19:29; De. 23:17. Punishment of. Le.21:9. Figurative. Eze. 16:1-63; 23:1-49; Re.17:1-6.
HEATHEN Gentiles; first meant all the nations except Jews. Later designated those outside the covenant relationship with God 2Ki.16:3; 17:8; Ezr.6:21; Ps.2:1; 9:15; 126:2; 125:15; Eze.39:21; Mt.6:7. Cast out of Canaan. Le.18:24-25; Ps.44:2. Their land given to Israel. Ps. 78:55; 105:44; 135:12; 136:21-22; Is. 54:1-3. Excluded from the temple. La. 1:10. Are without God and Christ. Ep. 2:12. DESCRIBED AS. Ignorant. 1Co. 1:21; Ep.4:18. Idolatrous. Ps.135:15; Ro. 1:23, 25. Worshippers of the devil. 1Co. 10:20. Cruel. Ps.74:20; Ro.1:31. Filthy. Ezr.6:21; Ep.4:19; 5:12. Persecuting. Ps.2:1-2; 2Co.11:26. Scoffing at saints. Ps.79:10. Strangers to the covenant of Promise. Ep.2:12. Having no hope. Ep. 2:12. Degradation of. Le.25:44. HAVE. Evidence of the power of God. Ro. 1:19-20; Ac.17:27. Evidence of the goodness of God. Ac.14:17. The testimony of conscience. Ro.2:14-15. Evil of imitating. 2Ki.16:3; Eze.11:12. Caution against imitating. Je.10:2; Mt.6:7. Danger of intercourse with. Ps.106:35. Employed to chastise the Church. Le.26:33; Je.49:14; La.1:3; Eze.7:24; 25:7; Da.4:27; Ha.1:5-9. The Church shall be avenged of. Ps.149:7; Je.10:25; Ob.1:15. GOD. Rules over heathens. 2Ch.20:6; Ps.47:8. Brings to nought the counsels of. Ps.33:10. Will be exalted among. Ps.46:10; 102:15. Punishes. Ps.44:2; Joel 3:11-13; Mi.5:15; Ha.3:12; Zec.14:18. Will finally judge. Ro.2:12-16. Given to Christ. Ps.2:8; Da. 7:14. Salvation of, foretold. Ge.12:3; Ga. 3:8; Is.2:2-4; 52:10; 60:1-8. Salvation provided for. Ac.28:28; Ro.15:9-12. The glory of God to be declared among. 1 Ch. 16:24; Ps.96:3. The Gospel to be preached to. Mt.24:14; 28:19; Ro.16:26; Ga.1:16. Necessity for preaching to. Ro.10:14. The Gospel received by. Ac.11:1; 13:48; 15:3, 23. Baptism to be administered to. Mt. 28:19. The Holy Spirit poured out upon. Ac.10:44-45; 15:8. Praise God for success of the Gospel among. Ps.98:1-3; Ac.11:18. Pray for. Ps.67:2-5. Aid missions to. 2 Co. 11:9; 3Jn.1:6-7. Conversion of, acceptable to God. Ac.10:35; Ro.15:16.
HEATHEN PROPHETS how to recognize them. De.13:1-3; Je.23:9-14; Mt.7:15; Mk.13:22-23. entice with subtle temptations. De.13:2-11. Elijah confronts them at Mount Carmel. 1Ki.18:19. why Jezebel liked them. 1Ki.19:2. why kings hired them. 2Ch.18:3-8. why people to listen to them? Je.14:14. give people a sense of false security. Eze.13:1. common today. Mt.7:15. what motivates them. 2Co.5:12; 1Ti.1:5; 2Pe.2:3; Co.2:22-23; Tit.1:10-14. what they do. Mt.24:11; 2Pe. 2:1. what false teaching leads to. Mt. 24:12. teachings not consistent with Bible. Mt.24:23-24; 2Co.11:4. seek fame over truth. Lu.6:26. compare themselves to others rather than God. 2Co.10:12-13. many seem to make sense at first. 2Co. 11:3-4; Ga.4:17. not willing to give their lives for the Gospel. 2Co.11:23-29. not connected to Christ. Co.2:19. involve church in unrelated disputes. 1Ti.1:3-4. dilute Christian faith. 1Ti.4:1-2. why Paul said they were devil-inspired. 1Ti.4:1-5. based on false view of Christ. 2Ti.2:8. denied resurrection of the body. 2Ti.2:18. hypocritical actions at Lord’s Supper. 2Pe.2:13-14. views about the body. 1Jn. 1:6. refuse to take sin seriously. 1Jn.1:8. many claim they had no sin. 1Jn.1:8-10. claim a secret knowledge. Jude 1:10.
HEAVE-OFFERING brought to God’s house. De.12:6. CONSISTED OF. First fruits of bread. Nu.15:19-21. Right shoulder of peace offerings. Le.7:32. Part of the meat offering of all peace offerings. Le.7:14. Shoulder of the priest’s consecration-ram. Ex.29:27. Tenth of all tithes. Nu.18:26. Part of all gifts. Nu.18:29. Part of spoil taken in war. Nu.31:26-47. To be the best of their kind. Nu.18:29. To be heaved up by the priest. Ex.29:27. Sanctified the whole offering. Nu.18:27, 30. Given to the priests. Ex.29:28; Le.7:34. To be eaten in a clean place. Le.10:12-15.
HEAVEN God’s dwelling place. De. 26:15; 1Ki.8:30,39,43,49; 1Ch.16:31; 21:26; 2Ch.2:6; 6:18; 6:21; 6:27; 6:30; 6:33; 6:35; 6:39; 7:14; 30:27; Ne.9:27; Job 22:12,14; Ps.2:4; 11:4; 20:6; 33:13; 102:19; 113:5; 123:1; 135:6; Ec.5:2; Is.55:1; 57:15; 63:15; Je.23:24; La.3:41; Da.4:35; 5:23; Zec.2:13; Mt.5:34,45; 6:9; 10:32-33; 11:25; 12:50; 16:17; 18:10,14; Mk.11:25-26; 16:19; Ac.7:49; Ro.1:18; He.8:1; Re.8:1; 12:7-9; 21:22-22:21. The future dwelling place of the righteous. Called a Garner. Mt.3:12. The Kingdom of Christ and of God. Ep.5:5. The Father’s House. Jn.14:2. A Heavenly Country. He.11:16. A Rest. He.4:9; Re.14:13. Paradise. 2Co.12:2; 12:4. The wicked excluded from. Ga.5:21; Ep. 5:5; Re.22:15. Scriptures relating to. 2 Ki. 2:11; Job 3:17; Ps.16:11; 17:15; 23:6; 24:3,7; 73:24; Is.33:17; 49:9-10; Da.12:3; Ma.3:17; Mt.3:12; 5:3,8,12,20; 6:20; 8:11; 13:30; 13:43; 13:49; 18:10; 19:21; 22:30; 25:34,46; Lu.10:20; 12:8,32-33; 15:6-710; 15:32; 16:22; 20:34-36; 22:29-30; 23:43; Jn.5:28-29; 10:28; 12:26; 13:36; 14:2-3; 17:22,24; Ac.7:55-56; Ro.5:17; 2Co.5:1; 12:2-4; Ep.1:18; Co.1:5-6,12; 3:4; 1Th. 2:12; 4:17; 2Th.1:7; 2:14; He.10:34; 11:10; 11:16; 12:22-24,28; 13:14; 1Pe.1:4; 2Pe. 1:11; 3:13; Re.2:7; 3:21; 4:4; 5:9; 7:9; 7:13-17; 14:1-3; 15:2; 21:1-5; 21:9-11; 21:18-19; 21:21-25; 21:27-22:5. The physical heavens. Ge.1:1; Job 37:18; Ps. 19:1; 33:6; 50:6; 68:33; 89:29; 97:6; 103:11; 113:4; 115:16; 136:5; Jer.10:12; 31:37; Eze.1:1; Mt.24:29-30; Ac.2:19-20. Physical heavens, creation of. Ge.1:1; 2:1; 1Ch.16:26; 2Ch.2:12; Ne.9:6; Job 9:8; Ps.8:3; 19:1; 33:6,9; 148:4-6; Pr.8:27; Is. 37:16; 40:22; 42:5; 45:12; Je.10:12; 32:17; 51:15; Ac.4:24; 14:15; He.1:10; Re.10:6; 14:7. Physical heavens, destruction of. Job 14:12; Ps.102:25-26; Is.34:4; 51:6; Mt.5:18; 24:35; He.1:10-12; 2Pe.3:10; 3:12; Re.6:12-14; 20:11; 21:1,4. New heavens. Is.65:17; 66:22; 2Pe.3:13; Re. 21:1-4.
HEAVEN, KINGDOM OF; KINGDOM OF GOD explanation of. Mt.3:2; 4:17; Mk. 10:37; Lu.9:11; 1Pe.2:11. qualifications to enter. Mt.5:3-12. past, present, and future aspects. Mt.6:10; Lu.4:43. not all who talk about it belong there. Mt.7:21. already begun in hearts of believers. Mt.10:7; Jn.3:3; Act.1:6. explained in parables. Mt.13:24; Mk.4:26-29. from small beginnings to great results. Mt.13:31-32. its worldwide impact. Mt.13:33. its priceless value. Mt.13:44-46. cannot judge who will be in it. Mt.13:47-49. why the religious leaders missed it. Mt.13:52.
HEAVENLY CITIZENSHIP A Source of Real Joy. Lu.10:20. Great hope. Tit.1:2; Promises Future Glory. Lu.22:30. Promises a Place of Permanent Residence. Jn.14:2. Supplies an Undying Hope. Ph.3:20. Provides a Glorious Inheritance. 1Pe.1:4. A Book Kept with Names of the Citizens. Lu.10:20; Ph.4:3; Re.20:15; 21:27.
HEBREW A word supposed to be a corruption of the name of Eber, who was an ancestor of Abraham. Israelites, Jews. Ge.10:24; 11:14-26. Applied to Abraham. Ge.14:13. Applied to Abraham’s descendants. Ge.39:14; 40:15; 43:32; Ex.2:6; De.15:12; 1Sa.4:9; 29:3; Jon.1:9; Ac.6:1; 2Co.11:22; Ph.3:5. Used to mean the language of the Jews. Jn.5:2; 19:20; Ac.21:40; 22:2; 26:14; Re.9:11.
HEBREWS, LETTER OF purpose of. He.1:1; 13:24-25.
Author unknown. Written to show the true end and meaning of the Mosaic system. It proves that the Levitical priesthood was a “shadow” of that of Christ, and that the legal sacrifices prefigured the great and all-perfect Sacrifice He offered for us. It explains that the Gospel was designed, not to modify the law of Moses, but to supersede and abolish it. Its teaching to check that tendency to backslide from Christianity and return to Judaism. The supreme authority and the transcendent glory of the Gospel are clearly set forth, and in such a way as to strengthen and confirm their loyalty to Christ. It consists of two parts: (a) doctrinal (He.1:1-10:18), (b) and practical (He.10:19-13:25). There are many references to the Old Testament. It may be regarded as a study supplement to the Books of Romans and Galatians, and an inspired commentary on the book of Leviticus.
JOHN, the Apostle Intimately associated with Jesus. Jn.13:23-26; 21:20. Is present when Jesus performs the following miracles. Healing of Peter’s mother in law. Mt.8:14-15; Mk.1:30-31; Lu.4:38-39. Raising of the daughter of Jairus. Mk. 5:37; Lu.8:51. The two draughts of fishes. Lu.5:10; Jn.21:1-7. Transfiguration. Mt.17:1; Mk.9:2; Lu.9:28. Is present with Jesus in the garden. Mt.26:37; Mk.14:33; Lu.22:39. Intolerance of. Mk.9:38; Lu. 9:49-50; 9:54-56. Civil ambitions of. Mt. 20:20-24; Mk.10:35-41. Prepares the passover. Mt.26:18-19; Mk.14:13-16; Lu. 22:8-13. Present at the trial of Jesus before the high priest. Jn.18:15-16. Present at the crucifixion. Jn.19:26-27. Present at the sepulchre. Jn.20:2-8. Present when Jesus manifested Himself at the Sea of Galilee. Jn.21:1-25. Present with Peter in the temple. Ac.3:1-11. Dwells in Jerusalem. Ac.1:13. Is intrusted with the care Jesus’ mother. Jn.19:26. Imprisoned by the rulers of the Jews. Ac.4:1-19. Sent by the church with the commission to Samaria. Ac. 8:14-17. A pillar of the church. Ga.2:9. Writes to the churches. 1John; 2 John; 3 John.
HEIFER When used as sacrifice, must be without blemish and must not have come under the yoke. Nu.19:2; De.21:3. An atonement for murder. De.21:1-9. The red heifer used for the water of separation. Nu.19:1-22; He.9:13. Used for plowing. Ju.14:18. Used for treading out wheat. Ho.10:11. Manageable. Ho.10:11. Stubborn. Ho.4:16. Figurative. Of backsliders. Ho.4:16. Of the obedient. Ho.10:11.
HEIR Under the patriarchs the property of a father was divided among the sons of his legitimate wives, Ge.21:10; 24:36; 25:5, the eldest son getting a larger portion than the rest. The Mosaic law made specific regulations regarding the transferal of real property, which are given in detail in De.21:17; Nu.27:8; 36:6; 27:9-11. Christ is the “heir of all things” He.1:2; Co.1:15. Believers are heirs of the “promise,” “of righteousness,” “of the kingdom,” “of the world,” “of God,” “joint heirs” with Christ. Ga.3:29; He.6:17; 11:7; Ja.2:5; Ro. 4:13; 8:17.
HELL place of punishment of the wicked. how word is used in Bible. Mt. 25:46. how could a loving God send someone there? Ro.1:18-20. eternal separation from God. 2Th.1:7-9. reality of. Jude 1:7. Jesus holds the keys to. Re. 1:17-18. thrown into the lake of fire. Re. 20:14-15. The word used in the KJV in the O.T. from the Hebrew word SHEOL, the unseen state. De.32:22; 2Sa.22:6; Job 11:8; 26:6; Ps.9:17; 16:10; 18:5; 55:15; 86:13; 116:3; 139:8; Pr.5:5; 7:27; 9:18; 15:11; 15:24; 23:14; 27:20; Is.5:14; 14:9; 14:15; 28:15; 28:18; 57:9; Eze.31:16-17; 32:21; 32:27; Am.9:2; Jo.2:2; Ha.2:5. Translation of the Greek word hades in N.T. KJV, the unseen world. Mt.11:23; 16:18; Lu.10:15; 16:23; Ac.2:27; 2:31; Re.1:18; 6:8; 20:13-14. Translation of the Greek word GEHENNA, signifying the place of torment. Mt.5:22; 5:29-30; 10:28; 18:9; 23:15; 23:33; Mk.9:43; 9:45; 9:47; Lu.12:5; Ja.3:6. Translation of the Greek word TARTARUS, signifying the infernal region. 2Pe.2:4. Sheol is also translated grave in KJV. Ge.37:35; 42:38; 44:29; 44:31; 1Sa.2:6; 1Ki.2:6; 2:9; Job 7:9; 14:13; 17:13; 21:13; 24:19; Ps.6:5; 30:3; 31:17; 49:14-15; 88:3; 89:48; 141:7; Pr. 1:12; 30:16; Ec.9:10; Song 8:6; Is.14:11; 38:10; 38:18; Eze.31:15; Ho.13:14. Sheol is also translated pit. Nu.16:30; 16:33; Job 17:16. The English revisers. Insert the Hebrew word sheol in places where hell, grave, and pit were used in the KJV. Except in the prophetical books and in. De.32:22; Ps.55:15; 86:13. The American revisers use Sheol where it occurs in the original. The future abode of the wicked. Ps.9:17; Pr.5:5; 9:13-18; 15:24; 23:13-14; Is.30:33; 33:14; Mt.3:12; 5:29-30; 7:13-14; 8:11-12; 10:28; 13:30; 13:38-42; 13:49-50; 16:18; 18:8-9; 18:34-35; 22:13; 25:28-30; 25:41; 25:46; Mk.9:43-48; Lu. 3:17; 16:23-26; 16:28; Ac.1:25; 2Th.1:9; 2 Pe.2:4; Jude 1:6; 1:23; Re.2:11; 9:1-2; 11:7; 14:10-11; 19:20; 20:10; 20:15; 21:8.
HEROD King of Judah. Mt.2:1-23. Tetrarch of Galilee. Lu.3:1; 23:7. Incest of. Mt.14:3-4; Mk.6:17-19. Beheads John the Baptist. Mt.14:3-11; Mk.6:16-28. Desires to see Jesus. Lu.9:7,9; 23:8. Tyranny of. Lu.13:31-32. Jesus tried by. Lu.23:6-12; 23:15; Ac.4:27. Son of Aristobulus. Ac. 12:1-23.
HEROD AGRIPPA I, who he was. Ac. 12:1. his pride led to his death. Ac.12:23.
HEROD ANTIPAS Herod's son by
Malthace. Mt.14:1; Lu.3:1,19; 9:7; Ac.
13:1. territory received from his father. Mt. 2:19-22. scolded by John the Baptist. Lu. 3:19-20. too embarrassed to do right. Mt. 14:9. his role in Jesus’ trial. Lu.23:7. how he and Pilate became friends during Jesus’ trial. Lu.23:12.
HEROD ARCHELAUS brother of Antipas. Mt.2:22.
HEROD ARIPPA II. son of Herod Agrippa I and Cypros. Emperor Claudius made him tetrarch of the provinces of Philip and Lysanias, with the title of king. Ac. 25:13; 26:2, 7. It was before him and his sister that Paul made his defense at Caesarea. Ac.25:12-27. He died at Rome A.D. 100.
HERODIAS why she wanted John the Baptist killed. Mk.6:17-19.
HEZEKIAH, king of Judah. why he could buck insurmountable odds. 2Ki.18:7. prayer of. 2Ki.19:1-7. his faithfulness made a difference. 2Ki.20:5-6. reinstated practice of tithing. 2Ch.31:4-8. led people in spiritual renewal. 2Ch.31:20-2. his tunnel. 2Ch.32:3-4. Sickness and restoration of. 2Ki.20:1-11; 2Ch.32:24; Is.38:1-8. His psalm of thanksgiving. Is.38:9-22. His lack of wisdom in showing his resources to commissioners of Babylon. 2Ki.20:12-19;
HIGH PLACES places of worship. Ge. 12:8; 22:2,14; 31:54; 1Sa.9:12; 2Sa.24:25; 1Ki.3:2,4; 18:30; 18:38; 1Ch.16:39; 2Ch. 1:3; 33:17. Signify a place of idolatrous worship. Nu.22:41; 1Ki.11:7; 12:31; 14:23; 15:14; 22:43; 2Ki.17:9; 17:29; Je.7:31. Immoral practices at. Eze.16:24-43. The idolatrous, to be destroyed. Le.26:30; Nu. 33:52. Asa destroys. 2Ch.14:3. Jehoshaphat. 2Ch.17:6. Hezekiah. 2Ki.18:4. Josiah. 2Ki.23:8.
HIGH PRIEST his role in O.T. times. Le.8:12; He.4:14. we have easier access to God. Le.16:1-25. few had the courage to confront the king. 2Ch.23:1. why there were two in Jesus’ day. Lu.3:2. Caiaphas’s role as. Mt.26:3. Jesus taken to Caiaphas’s palace for trial. Jn.18:13. how Jesus functions as our high priest. He.2:16-17; 7:25; Je.33:18. TYPIFIED CHRIST IN. Being called of God. He. 5:4-5. His title. He.3:1. His appointment. Is.61:1; Jn.1:32-34. Making atonement. Le.16:33; He.2:17. Compassion and sympathy for the weak and ignorant. He.4:15; 5:1-2. Holiness of office. Le. 21:15; He.7:26. Performing by himself all the services on day of atonement. Le. 16:1-34; He.1:3. Entering alone into most holy place. He.9:7, 12, 24; 4:14. Interceding. Nu.16:43-48; He.7:25. HIGHWAYS Figurative. Pr.16:17; Is. 11:16; 35:8-10; 40:3-4; Mt.3:3; 7:13-14.
HOLY, HOLINESS of God. Ps.93:5; 1Pe.1:14-16. obeying God’s law leads to. Ex.20:1. importance of. Le.11:44-45. don’t take God’s holiness lightly. there is comfort in God’s. Ps.99:5. a mark of God’s people. Is.4:2-4.God’s holy nature can’t tolerate sin. Is.59:1-14. pretending to be holy. Mk.7:6-7. how a person becomes pure and holy. Jn.17:17. difference between becoming perfect and becoming holy. He.10:14. what holiness means.
HOLY SPIRIT gives strength for tasks. Ju.3:10. how did He work in O.T. times? 1Ch.12:18. how could Saul be filled with the Spirit and later do such evil? 1Sa. 10:6. Joel’s prophecy about. Jo.2:28-32. helps us speak for Christ. Mt.10:19-20; Lu.12:11-12. nothing can take God’s Spirit from you. Mt.10:29-31. blasphemy against. Mt.12:31-32; Mk.3:28-29. only He can give you change of heart. Mt. 12:34-36; Jn.3:8. baptism of. Mt.3:11; Mk.1:8; Jn.1:33. Third Person in the Trinity. Mk.1:10-11. He may test us. Lu. 4:1. His presence in us ushers in God’s Kingdom. Lu.4:43. makes our reform last. Lu.11:24-26. why sin against Him is unforgivable. Lu.12:10. helps us understand the Bible. Lu.24:45. as the Presence of Jesus. Mt.18:19-20; 28:20; Jn. 14:15-16. who He is. Jn.3:6. helps us worship. Jn.4:21-24. urges us toward salvation. Jn.6:44. promised by Jesus. Jn. 7:37. as living water. Jn.7:38. truths taught by John’s Gospel about. Jn.14:17. helped disciples remember Jesus. Jn.14:26. brings deep and lasting peace. Jn.14:27. the two names Jesus used for. Jn.15:26. why His coming was so important. Jn.16:7. three important tasks of. Jn.16:8-11. what He revealed to disciples. Jn.16:13. why God sent Him. Ac.1:4-5. His role and work in believers’ lives. Ac.1:5. available to everyone. Ac.2:16-21. doesn’t make us immune to temptation. Ac. 5:3. necessary for Christian service. Ac.6:8-10. guides us away from wrong places. Ac.16:7-9. His special work in developing early church. Ac.19:2-4. increases opportunities for witnessing. Ac.22:30. gives us power to live for Christ. Ro.8:2. helps us pray. Ro. 8:26-27. helps us know God’s thoughts. 1Co.2:15-16. the glory He discloses to each believer. 2Co.3:18. has placed eternity in us now. 2Co.5:5. makes us new creations. 2Co.5:17. sometimes He settles us down rather than stirs us up. Ga.3:5. sin always trying to push Him out. Ga.5:17. the fruit He produces in us. Ga.5:22-23. our guarantee that God will keep His Promises. Ep.1:13-14. brings unity to believers. Ep.4:3. how we cause Him sorrow. Ep.4:28-32. how much of you is under His leading? Ep.5:18. carries out God’s work in us. Ph.1:6. transforming power of. 1Th.1:5. helps us discern false teaching. 1Jn.2:18-23. http://www.hisservants.org/books_holy_spirit.html
HOLY OF HOLIES It was in the form of a perfect cube of 20 cubits. Divided from the outward tabernacle by a vail. Ex. 26:31-33. WAS CALLED THE. Sanctuary. Le.4:6; Ps.20:2. Holy sanctuary. Le.16:33. Holy place. Ex.28:29; Le.16:2-3. Most holy place. Ex.26:31-33. Holiest of all. He.9:3. Oracle. 1Ki.6:5, 16, 20. CONTAINED. Ark of testimony. Ex. 26:33; 40:3, 21. Mercy-seat. Ex. 26:34. Cherubim. Ex.25:18-22; 1Ki.6:23-28. Golden censer. He.9:4. Pot of manna. Ex. 16:33; He.9:4. Aaron’s rod. Nu.17:10; He. 9:4. A written copy of the divine law. De. 31:26; 2Ki.22:8. God appeared in. Ex. 25:22; Le.16:2. THE HIGH PRIEST. Not to enter, at all times. Le.16:2. Alone to enter, once a year. He.9:7. Entered, in ordinary priest’s dress. Le.16:4. Entered, not without blood of atonement. Le. 16:14-15; He.9:7. Offered incense in. Le. 16:12. Made atonement for. Le.16:15-16, 20, 33. The priests allowed to enter, and prepare the holy things for removal. Nu. 4:5. Laid open to view at Christ’s death. Mt.27:51. A type of Heaven. Ps.102:19; He.9:12-13, 24. Saints have boldness to enter the true. He.10:19.
HOMER heap, the largest of dry measures, about 8 bushels. Le.27:16; Nu.11:32. “Half a homer,” mentioned only in Ho.3:2.
HOOF a cleft hoof as of cattle. Ex.10:26; Eze.32:13. also of the horse, though not cloven. Is.5:28. The “parting of the hoof” is one of the distinctions between clean and
unclean animals Le.11:3; De.14:7.
HOOKS For tabernacle, made of gold. Ex. 26:32; 26:37; 36:36. For tabernacle, made of silver. Ex.27:10; 38:10-12; 38:17; 38:19. In the temple, seen in Ezekiel’s vision. Eze.40:43. Used for catching fish. Eze.29:4. For pruning. Is.2:4; 18:5; Joel 3:10. Figurative. Eze.38:4.
HOREB Sinai. A range of mountains. Ex. 3:1; 17:6; 33:6; De.1:2,6,19; 4:10,15; 5:2; 9:8; 29:1; 1Ki.8:9; 19:1-21; 2Ch.5:10; Ps. 106:19; Ma.4:4.
HORSE Description of. Great strength. Job 39:19-25. Swifter than eagles. Je.4:13. Snorting and neighing of. Is.5:28; Je.8:16. A vain thing for safety. Ps.33:17; Pr.21:31. Used by the Egyptians in war. Ex.14:9; 15:19. Used by the Israelites. 1Ki.22:4. Used for cavalry. 2Ki.18:23; Je.47:3; 51:21. Egypt famous for. Is.31:1. Forbidden to kings of Israel. De.17:16. Hamstrung by Joshua. Jo.11:6; 11:9. Hamstrung by David. 2Sa.8:4. Israel reproved for keeping. Is. 2:7; 31:1; Eze.17:15; Ho.14:3. Exported from Egypt. 1Ki.10:28-29; 2Ch.9:25; 9:28. Exported from Babylon. Ez.2:66; Ne.7:68. Bits for. Ja.3:3. Bells for. Zec.14:20. Harness for. Je.46:4. Color of. Zec.1:8. Commerce in. Re.18:13. Dedicated to religious uses. 2Ki.23:11. Symbolic. Zec. 1:8; Re.6:2-8; 9:17; 19:11-21.
HOSANNA Save now, or Save, we beseech You. This was a customary form of praise at the feast of Tabernacles. Ps.118:25. A form of Jewish praise. Mt.21:9; 21:15; Mk.11:9-10; Jn. 12:13.
HOSEA, Osee. times in which he lived. Ho.1:1. purpose of his message. Ho.1:1. why God told him to marry Gomer. Ho.1:2-3. sought out Gomer even though she didn’t deserve his love. Ho.3:2.
HOST an entertainer. Ro.16:23. a tavern keeper. Lu.10:35. In war, a troop or military force, consisting at first only of infantry. Solomon afterwards added cavalry. 1Ki. 4:26; 10:26. Every male Israelite from twenty to fifty years of age was bound by the law to bear arms when necessary. Nu. 1:3; 26:2; 2Ch.25:5. Saul was the first to form a standing army. 1Sa.13:2; 24:2. This example was followed by David. 1Ch. 27:1, and Solomon. 1Ki.4:26, and by the kings of Israel and Judah. 2Ch.17:14; 26:11; 2Ki.11:4. Host = army, number.
HOST OF HEAVEN The sun, moon, and stars are so specified. Ge.2:1. When the Jews fell into idolatry they worshipped these. De.4:19; 2Ki.17:16; 21:3, 5; 23:5; Je. 19:13; Zep.1:5; Ac.7:42.
HEAVENLY HOST angels of Heaven. Lu.2:13.
HULDAH A prophetess, the wife of Shallum. She was consulted regarding the “book of the law” discovered by the high priest Hilkiah. Foretells the destruction of Jerusalem. 2Ki.22:14-20; 2 Ch.34:22-28. For other prophetesses see: Miriam. Ex. 15:20. Deborah. Ju.4:4. Noadiah. Ne.6:14. Isaiah’s wife. Is.8:3. Elisabeth. Lu.1:41-45. Anna. Lu.2:36-38. Daughters of Philip. Ac.21:9. Jezebel. Re.2:20. Also see: Eze.13:17; Jo.2:28-29.
HYPOCRISY, HYPOCRITES in deciding who we think should come to God. Jon.4:1-2. claiming to love God while hating others. Mt.5:23-24. how Jesus used the word. Mt.6:2. hypocritical actions of religious leaders. Mt.15:5-6; 15:13-14; 23:5-7; 23:15; 23:24; 23:25-28; Lu.12:1-2. how we become hypocrites. Ge.29:23-25; Mt.15:8-9; 23:5-7; Mk.7:6-7 failing to put faith into action. Mt.21:19; 21:30. of Judas Iscariot. Mk.14:19.
HYSSOP An indigenous plant to western Asia and northern Africa. 1Ki.4:33. The Israelites used, in sprinkling the blood of the paschal lamb upon the lintels of their doors. Ex.12:22. The Israelites used, in sprinkling blood in purifications. Le.14:4; 14:6; 14:51-52; He.9:19. Used in the sacrifices of separation. Nu.19:6. Used in giving Jesus vinegar on the cross. Jn.19:29 Figurative. Of spiritual cleansing. Ps.51:7.
IDOL Manufacture of. Ex.20:4; 32:4; 32:20; De.4:23; Is.40:19-20; 44:9-12; 44:17; Ha.2:18; Ac.19:24-25. Manufacture of, forbidden. Ex.20:4; 34:17. Made of gold. Ex.32:3-4; Ps.115:4-7; 135:15-17; Is.2:20; 30:22; 31:7; Ho.8:4. Made of silver. Is.2:20; 30:22; 31:7; Ho.8:4. Made of wood and stone. Le.26:1; De.4:28;
2Ki.19:18; Is.37:19; 41:6; 44:13-19; Eze. 20:32. Coverings of. Is.30:22. Prayer to, unanswered. 1Ki.18:25-29; Is.16:12. Things offered to, not to be eaten. Ex. 34:15.
IDOLATRY Forbidden. Ex.20:2-3; De. 5:7. CONSISTED OF: Bowing down to images. Ex.20:5; De.5:9. Worshipping images. Is.44:17; Da.3:5,10,15. Sacrificing to images. Ps.106:38; Ac.7:41. Worshipping other gods. De.30:17; Ps. 81:9. Swearing by other gods. Ex.23:13; Jo.23:7. Walking after other gods. De. 8:19. Speaking in the name of other gods. De.18:20. Looking to other gods. Ho.3:1. Serving other gods. De.7:4; Je.5:19. Fearing other gods. 2Ki.17:35. Sacrificing to other gods. Ex.22:20. Worshipping the true God by an image. Ex.32:4-6; Ps.106:19-20. Worshipping angels. Co.2:18.Worshipping the host of heaven. De.4:19; 17:3. Worshipping demons. Mt. 4:9-10; Re.9:20. Worshipping dead men. Ps.106:28. Setting up idols in the heart. Eze.14:3-4. Covetousness. Ep.5:5; Co.3:5. Sexuality. Ph.3:19. Is changing the glory of God into an image. Ro.1:23; Ac.17:29. Is changing the truth of God into a lie. Ro. 1:25; Is.44:20. Is a work of the flesh. Ga. 5:19-20. Incompatible with the service of God. Ge.35:2-3; Jos.24:23; 1Sa.7:3; 1Ki. 18:21; 2Co.6:15-16. DESCRIBED AS. An abomination to God. De.7:25. Hateful to God. De.16:22; Je.44:4. Vain and foolish. Ps.115:4-8; Is.44:19; Je.10:3. Bloody. Eze. 23:39. Abominable. 1Pe.4:3. Unprofitable. Ju.10:14; Is.46:7. Irrational. Ac.17:29; Ro. 1:21-23. Defiling. Eze.20:7; 36:18. THEY WHO PRACTICE. Forget God. De.8:19; Je.18:15. Go astray from God.Eze.44:10. Pollute the Name of God. Eze.20:39. Defile the sanctuary of God. Eze.5:11. Are estranged from God. Eze.14:5. Forsake God. 2Ki.22:17; Je.16:11. Hate God. 2Ch. 19:2-3. Provoke God. De.31:20; Is.65:3; Je.25:6. Are vain in their imaginations. Ro. 1:21. Are ignorant and foolish. Ro.1:21-22. Inflame themselves. Is.57:5. Hold fast their deceit. Je.8:5. Carried away by it. 1Co. 12:2. Go after it in heart. Eze.20:16. Are mad upon it. Je.50:38. Boast of it. Ps.97:7. Have fellowship with devils. Ho.4:12. Ask counsel of their idols. Ho.4:12. Look to idols for deliverance. Is.44:17; 45:20. Swear by their idols. Am.8:14. Objects of, numerous. 1Co.8:5. OBJECTS OF DESCRIBED AS. Strange gods. Ge.35:2, 4; Jos.24:20. Other gods. Ju.2:12, 17; 1Ki. 14:9. New gods. De.32:17; Ju.5:8. Gods that cannot save. Is.45:20. Gods that have not made the heavens. Je.10:11. No gods. Je.5:7; Ga.4:8. Molten gods. Ex.34:17; Le. 19:4. Molten images. De.27:15; Ha.2:18. Graven images. Is.45:20; Ho.11:2. Senseless idols. De.4:28; Ps.115:5, 7. Dumb idols. Ha.2:18. Dumb Stones. Ha. 2:19. Stocks. Je.3:9; Ho.4:12. Abominations. Is.44:19; Je. 32:34. Images of abomination. Eze.7:20. Idols of abomination. Eze.16:36. Stumbling blocks. Eze.14:3. Teachers of lies. Ha. 2:18. Wind and confusion. Is.41:29. Nothing. Is.41:24; 1Co.8:4. Helpless. Je. 10:5. Vanity. Je.18:15. Vanities of the Gentiles. Je.14:22. SAINTS SHOULD. Keep from. Jos.23:7; 1Jn.5:21. Flee from. 1Co.10:14. Not have anything connected with in their houses. De.7:26. Not partake of any thing connected with. 1Co.10:19-20 Not intermarry with those who practice. Ex.34:16; De.7:3. OBJECTS OF. The heavenly bodies. 2Ki.23:5; Ac.7:42. Angels. Co.2:18. Departed spirits. 1Sa. 28:14-15. Earthly creatures. Ro.1:23. Images. De.29:17; Ps.115:4; Is.44:17. http://www.worldlychaos.org/w_c_books_idolatry.html
IDOLS MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE. Adrammelech. 2Ki.17:31. Anammelech. 2Ki.17:31. Ashima. 2Ki.17:30. Ashtoreth. Ju.2:13; 1Ki.11:33. Baal. Ju.2:11-13; 6:25 Baal-berith. Ju.8:33; 9:4, 46. Baal-peor. Nu.25:1-3. Baalzebub. 2Ki.1:2, 16. Baal-zephon. Ex.14:2. Bel. Je.50:2; 51:44. Chemosh. Nu.21:29; 1Ki.11:33. Chiun. Am.5:26. Dagon. Ju.16:23; 1Sa.5:1-3. Diana. Ac.19:24, 27. Huzzab. Na.2:7. Jupiter. Ac.14:12. Mercury. Ac.14:12. Molech or Milcom. Le.18:21; 1Ki.11:5, 33. Merodach. Je.50:2. Nergal. 2Ki.17:30. Nebo. Is.46:1. Nibhaz and Tartak. 2Ki. 17:31. Nisroch. 2Ki.19:37. Queen of heaven. Je.44:17,25. Remphan. Ac.7:43. Rimmon. 2Ki.5:18. Succothbenoth. 2Ki. 17:30. Tammuz. Eze.8:14. THE JEWS. Practiced, in Egypt. Jos.24:14; Eze.23:3,19. Brought, out of Egypt with them. Eze.23:8; Ac.7:39-41. Forbidden to practice. Ex. 20:1-5; 23:24. Often mixed up, with God’s worship. Ex.32:1-5; 1Ki.12:27-28. Followed the Canaanites in. Ju.2:11-13; 1Ch.5:25. Followed the Moabites in. Nu. 25:1-3. Followed the Assyrians in. Eze. 16:28-30; 23:5-7. Followed the Syrians in. Ju.10:6. Adopted by Solomon. 1Ki.11:5-8. Adopted by the wicked kings. 1Ki.21:26;
2Ki.21:21; 2Ch.28:2-4; 33:3, 7. Example of the kings encouraged Israel in. 1Ki.12:30; 2Ki.21:11; 2Ch.33:9. Great prevalence of, in Israel. Is.2:8; Je.2:28; Eze.8:10. A virtual forsaking of God. Je.2:9-13. The good kings of Judah tried to destroy. 2Ch.15:16; 34:7.
IDUMEA Edom. Is.34:5-6; Eze. 35:15; 36:5.
IMMANUEL God with us. In the O.T. it is only in Is.7:14; 8:8. Jesus as. Mt.1:23.
IMMORALITY sin, evil, corruption. subtly creeps into our homes. Ju.3:5-7. overtook Israel. Ju.18:31; 19:30; 20:13. believers who practice it should reevaluate their faith. 1Co.6:9-11; 2Co.13:5. don’t practice it because it is widespread and popular. 1Co.6:9-11. usually slip into it gradually. Re.9:20-21.
IMMORTALITY eternal existence. The doctrine of immortality is taught in the O.T. plainly implied in the writings of Moses. Ge.5:22,24; 25:8; 37:35; 47:9; 49:29; comp. He.11:13-16; Ex.3:6; Mt. 22:23. It is more clearly and fully taught in the later books. Is.14:9; Ps.17:15; 49:15; 73:24. It was well known to the Jews. With the full revelation of the Gospel this doctrine was “brought to light” 2Ti.1:10; 1Co.15; 2Co.5:1-6; 1Th.4:13-18. See: Ec.12:7; Mt.10:28; Lu. 12:20; Re.20:4. Endless life Job 19:26 Ps. 49:15; Lu.20:36; Jn.6:50; 8:51; 11:26; Ro.2:7; 1Co.15:53; 2Co.5:1; 1Th.4:17; 2Ti.1:10. INADEQUATE, INADEQUACIES God is with us despite ours. Ge.50:26. don’t hide behind yours. Ex.3:10. Moses had trouble with feelings of inadequacy. Ex.4:14. Jesus turns what seems inadequate into more than enough. Mt. 14:19-21.
INCARNATION act of grace where Christ took our human nature into union with His Divine Person, became man. Christ is both God and Man. Human attributes and actions are predicated of Him, and He of whom they are predicated is God. His Divine Person was united to a human nature. Ac.20:28; Ro.8:32; 1Co.2:8; He.2:11-14; 1Ti.3:16; Ga.4:4. The union is personal; the two natures are not mixed or confounded, and it is perpetual. SEE: Ge.3:15; 12:3; 17:7; 22:18; De. 18:15-19; 2Sa.7:12; 1Ch.5:2; Ps.2:7; 40:7-8; 80:17; 89:19; 89:35-36; Is.7:14-16; 9:6; 11:1; 32:2; 49:1; 49:5; Je. 23:5; Mi.5:2-3; Mt.1:1,16-18,23; 2:5-6; 8:20; 13:55-56; 22:45; Lu.1:26-35,38-56; 2:1-21; 3:23-38; 24:39; Jn.1:14; 7:42; 20:27; Ac.2:30; 3:22; 13:23; 13:33; Ro. 1:3; 8:3; 9:5; 1Co.15:47; 2Co.5:16; Ga. 3:16; 4:4; Ph.2:7-8; Co.1:15; 1Ti.3:16; He.1:3,6; 2:9-17; 7:14; 10:5; 1Jn.1:1-3; 4:2-3; 2Jn.1:7; Re.22:16.
INCENSE fragrant combination of four ingredients “beaten small” Ex.30:34-36. That which was not prepared this way was called “strange incense” Ex.30:9. It was offered along with every meat-offering; and was offered daily on the golden altar in the holy place, and on the great day of atonement was burnt by the high priest in the holy of holies. Ex.30:7-8. It was the symbol of prayer. Ps.141:1-2; Re.5:8; 8:3-4. SEE: Ex.25:6; 30:1,7; 31:11; 35:8; 35:15; 35:28; 37:29; 39:38; 40:27; Le.10:1; 16:13; Nu.4:16; 7:14,26,38,44; 7:68,86; 16:7,18,35,46; De.33:10; 1Sa.
1:13; Is.43:23; 60:6; Je.41:5; Eze.8:11; 23:41; Ma.1:11; Lu.1:9-10; Re.5:8; 8:3.
2:28; 1Ki.9:25; 12:33. 2Ki.15:35; 1Ch. 9:29; 2Ch.2:4; 13:11; 25:14; Ps.141:2; Is.
INCEST Defined and forbidden. Le. 18:6-18; 20:11-12,17,19-21; De.22:30; 27:20,22-23; Eze.22:11; 1Co.5:1. Instances of. Lot with his daughters. Ge.19:31-36. Abraham. Ge.20:12-13. Nahor. Ge.11:29. Reuben. Ge.35:22; 49:4. Amram. Ex.6:20. Judah. Ge.38:16-18; 1Ch.2:4. Amnon. 2Sa.13:14. Absalom. 2Sa.16:21-22. Herod. Mt.14:3-4; Mk.6:17-18; Lu.3:19. Israel. Am.2:7. Why Reuben’s was recorded in a genealogy. 1Ch.5:1. Instances of marriage of near of kin. Abraham. Ge.20:12-13. Isaac with Rebekah. Ge.24:15,67. Jacob with Leah and Rachel. Ge.29:23,30. Rehoboam. 2Ch.11:18.
INCONSISTENCIES Deceit, deception, hypocrisy. None in God. Ps. 33:11. why we justify ours. Mt.11:16-19. SEE: Mt.7:3-5; 23:3-4; Ro.2:1,21-23. Instances of. Jehu. 2Ki.10:16-31. The Jews, in oppressing the poor. Ne.5:9. The Jews, in accusing Jesus of violating the Sabbath. Jn. 7:22-23. SEE: Ju.14:20; 2Sa.15:13,31; 1Ki. 1:49; Job 6:15; 16:20; 19:14,19; Ps.38:11; 41:9; 55:13; Pr.25:19; La.1:2; Mi.7:5; Mt. 26:15,23,56; Mk.14:20,27,50; Lu.21:16;
Jn.16:32; 2Ti.1:15; 2Ti.4:10,16.
INCONVENIENCE of following God. Lu.14:15-24.
INGATHERING, Feast of. Also called Feast of Tabernacles. Ex.23:16; 34:22.
INGRATITUDE unthankfulness. To God. De.32:6; Ezr.9:14; Ne.9:26; Eze.16:17-18; Lu.17:17-18; Ro.1:21. To Humans. Ge. 40:23; Ex.14:12; 17:4; Nu.14:10; 16:13; 20:5; Ju.8:35; 9:18; 1Sa.25:10,21; 2Sa. 10:4; 2Ch.24:22; Es.6:3; Ps.35:12; 38:19; 109:5; Pr.17:13; Ec.9:15; Je.18:20; Ac. 7:27; 2Co.12:16. Returning Evil For Good. 1Sa.25:21; 2Ch.20:11; Ps.7:4; 35:12; 38:20; 109:5; Pr.17:13; Is.33:1;
Je.18:20; Mt.14:8; Jn.10:32; 15:25.
INSANITY Pr.26:18. Faked by David. 1Sa.21:13-15. Sent as a judgment from God. De.28:28; Zec.12:4. Nebuchadnezzar. Da.4:32-34. Jesus accused of. Mk.3:21; Jn. 10:20. Paul. Ac.26:24-25. Cured by Jesus. Mt.4:24; 17:15. Demoniacal: Saul. 1Sa. 16:14; 18:10. Also possession by demons.
INSECURITY of Saul. 1Sa.9:21. how it affects our values. Mk.9:34. why some feel insecure about their faith. Ga.3:5. SEE: Ju.8:11; Ps.1:4; 73:18; Pr.12:3; 21:12; 23:34; Is.22:25; 28:18; 30:13; 40:24; Je. 13:16; 22:15; 23:12; Eze.13:10-11; 30:4; Am.5:11; Na.3:12; Mt.7:26-27; 1Th.5:3. Due To Self-Deception. Death. Is.28:15. Grief. Is.47:8. War And Famine. Je.5:12; 21:13; 49:4; Am.9:10. Humiliation. Ob.3. Poverty. Lu.12:19. The Danger Due To Self-Confidence. Pr.28:26; Is.47:8; Ho.10:13; Ob.3; Mt.26:33; Lu.18:9; 1Co. 10:12.
INSTABILITY Backsliders, hypocrisy, indecision. Ge.49:3-4; 8:15; Ex.8:32; 9:34; 10:8-11; 10:16-20; 14:5; 19:8; 24:3; 24:7; 32:8-10; Ju.2:17; 1Ki.18:21; Ps.106:12-13; Pr.24:21-22; 27:8; Je.2:36; Ho.6:4-5; Mt.6:24; 8:19-20; 12:25; 13:20-21; Mk.4:14-19; Lu.8:13-14; 9:57-62; 17:32; Jn.5:35; Ga.1:6; 4:9-11; Ep. 4:14; He.13:9; Ja.1:6-8; 4:8; 2Pe.2:14; Re. 2:4; 3:2; 3:15-16.
ISAAC means laughter. Miraculous son of Abraham. Ge.17:15-19; 18:1-15; 21:1-8; Jos.24:3; 1Ch.1:28; Ga.4:28; He.11:11. Ancestor of Jesus. Mt.1:2. Offered in sacrifice by his father. Ge.22:1-19; He. 11:17; Ja.2:21. Is provided a wife from among his kindred. Ge.24:1-67; 25:20.
Abrahamic covenant confirmed in. Ge. 26:2-5; 1Ch.16:15-19. Dwells in the south country at the well Lahai-roi. Ge.24:62; 25:11. With Ishmael, buries his father in the cave of Machpelah. Ge.25:9. Esau and Jacob born to. Ge.25:19-26; Jos.24:4; 1Ch.1:34. Dwells in Gerar. Ge.26:7-11. Prospers. Ge.26:12-14. Possesses large flocks and herds. Ge.26:14. Digs wells, and is defrauded of them by the herdsmen of Abimelech. Ge.26:15,21. Removes to the valley of Gerar, later called Beer-sheba. Ge.26:22-33. His old age; last blessing upon his sons. Ge.27:18-40. Death and burial of. Ge.35:27-29; 49:31. His dutiful obedience. Ge.22:9. His peaceableness. Ge.26:14-22. Was a prophet. Ge.27:28-29,38,40; He.11:20. His devoutness. Ge.24:63; 25:21; 26:25; Mt.8:11; Lu.13:28. Prophecies concerning. Ge.17:16-21; 18:10-14; 21:12; 26:2-5,24; Ex.32:13; 1Ch.16:16; Ro.9:7. A designation of the ten tribes. Am.7:9.
INTERCESSOR, Advocate, Mediator, 1 Jn.2:1; Rom.8:34; 1Tim.2:5; Heb7:24; 9:24.
ISAIAH means the salvation of the Lord. Also called Esaias. climate of the times in which he lived. Is.1:1. his influence as a prophet. 2Ki.19:2. purpose of his vision. Is.6:1-3. why he was viewed as a traitor. Is.8:11-15 reliability of his prophecies. Is.16:13-14. similarity to John the Baptist. Mt.3:3. wrote about Jesus and John the Baptist. Mk.1:2-3.
ISHMAEL Oldest son of Abraham. Ge. 16:11,15-16; 1Ch.1:28. Prayer of Abraham for. Ge.17:18,20. Circumcised. Ge.17:23-26. Promised to be the father of a nation. Ge.16:11-12; 17:20; 21:12-13; 21:18. Sent away by Abraham. Ge. 21:6-21. With Isaac buries his father. Ge. 25:9. Children of. Ge.25:12-18; 1Ch. 1:29-31. Daughter of, marries Esau. Ge. 28:9; 36:2-3. Death of. Ge.25:17-18.
ISLAND dry land, as opposed to water. Is.42:4,10,12,15. frequently means a maritime region or sea-coast. Is.20:6. coastland. Is.23:2,6; Je.2:10; Eze. 27:6-7. The shores of the Mediterranean are called the “islands of the sea.” Is. 11:11, or the “isles of the Gentiles” Ge. 10:5. sometimes simply “isles” Ps.72:10; Eze.26:15,18; 27:3,35; Da.11:18.
ISRAEL Name Given To Jacob. Ge.32:28; 35:10; 2Ki.17:34; Is.48:1. Name Given To God’s Chosen People. Ex.4:22; 6:7; 7:4; 12:41; 18:8; 29:45; Nu. 10:29; Nu 23:9; 23:21; 24:1; De.4:37; 10:15; 21:8; 26:15; 32:9; 2Sa.5:12; 7:8,23; 1Ki.8:33; 8:41; 10:9; 1Ch.17:9; 17:21; 17:24; 2Ch.6:21; 6:32; 7:10; 9:8; 31:8; Ps. 25:22; 33:12; 50:7; 78:71; 98:3; 135:4; 147:19; 148:14; Is.1:2; 5:7; 10:22; 19:25; 41:8; 43:1; 44:1; 44:21; 45:4; 46:13; 48:12; 49:3; 63:7; Je.10:16; 11:15; 12:14; 13:11; 31:36; 46:27; 51:5; Eze.3:5; 20:5; 21:12; 23:4; 25:14; 34:30; 38:14; Ho.11:1; Joel 3:2; Mt.15:24; 21:33; Lu.1:54; Ro. 9:4,27; 11:1; Ga.6:16; Ph.3:5. Exalted To A High Position. De.26:19; 28:1,13; 32:13; 33:29;1Ch.14:2; Pr.14:34; Is.14:2. 45:14; 49:23; 58:14; 60:14; 61:6; Eze. 16:12; 17:23; 19:11; 29:21; Zep.3:19; Ac. 13:17. Lost The Joy Of Divine Favor. Job 30:31; Ps.137:2; Is.16:10; 23:12; 24:11; 29:2; 32:13; Je.7:34; 16:9; 25:10; 48:33; La.5:15; Eze.7:16; 24:25; 26:13; Ho.2:11; 9:1; Joel 1:12; 1:16; Am.5:16; 8:3,10; Re.18:14,23. Compared To An Unfruitful Vine. Ps.44:2; 80:8; 92:13; Song 6:11; 8:11; Is.5:2; 37:31; 60:21; Je. 2:21; 18:9; Eze.15:2,6; 17:6; 19:10; Ho. 10:1; Joel 1:7. Characterized As An Adulteress. Ex.34:15; Le.17:7; 20:6; Nu. 14:33; 15:39; De.31:16; Ju.2:17; 8:27; Ju.8:33; 1Ch.5:25; 2Ch.21:11; Ps.73:27; 106:39; Is.1:21; 57:8; Je.2:20; 2:33; 3:1,8; 3:20; 11:15; 13:27; Eze.6:9; 16:15,25; 20:30; 23:3,11,17,30,35; 43:7; Ho.1:2; 2:2; 3:1; 4:12; 5:4; 6:10; 9:1; Ma.2:11; Mt.12:39 Ja.4:4; Re.2:22; 14:8; 17:2; 18:3. A Byword To Neighboring Nations. De. 28:37; 1Ki.9:7; 2Ki.22:19; 2Ch.7:20; 29:8; Ps.44:14; 69:11; 79:4; 80:6; 89:41; Is. 43:28; Je.18:16; 19:8; 24:9; 25:9,18; 29:18; 42:18; 44:8; 44:12; La.2:15; 3:45; Eze.5:14; 22:4; 23:32; 36:4; Da.9:16; Ho.7:16; 8:8; 12:14; Joel 2:19; Mi.6:16; Zec.8:13. Utterly Cut Off. 2Ki.10:32; Ps.89:45; Is. 9:14; Je.44:11; Eze.17:9; 37:11; Ho.9:17; Mt.8:12; 21:43; Mk.12:9; Lu.13:7; 14:24; 20:16; Ro.11:17; 11:19. Carried Into Bondage. Ge.15:13; Ex.1:11; 2:11,23; 5:4; 6:5; 13:3; 13:14; 14:12; 20:2; Nu.20:15; De.5:15; 6:12,21; 8:14; 13:10; 15:15; 16:12; 24:18; 24:22; 26:6; 28:48; 28:68; Jo. 24:17; Ju.3:14; 6:8; 2Ch.29:9; Ezr.9:8; Ne. 9:36; Ps.81:6; 105:25; 106:42; Eze.23:21; Joel 3:6; Ac.7:6.
ISRAEL, NATION OF originally called Canaan. Ge.12:5. what God wanted it to become. Ex.19:4-6. why God chose Israel. Ex.19:5; De.29:1. why it was organized by tribes. Nu.2:2. consequences of their failure to drive out Canaanites. Jos.3:10. moral decay of. 1Sa.4:19-22. divided after Saul’s death. 2Sa.2:12. reason for its decline. 1Ki. 1:1. kingdom divided. 1Ki.12:20. relationship to Rome in Jesus’ day. Mt.1:1. why the people were ready for Jesus. Mk. 1:2. the true Israel. Lu.13:29. Stephen showed how it rejected Messiah. Ac.7:2. advantages of the Jewish nation. Ro.3:2. http://www.hisservants.org/israel_h_s.htm
IVORY the “tusks of elephants” was used in decorations by the Egyptians, and a great trade in it was carried on by the Assyrians. Eze.27:6; Re.18:12. skilled workmen made Solomon's throne of ivory. 1Ki.10:18. Exported from Tarshish. 1Ki.10:22; 2Ch. 9:21. Exported from Chittim. Eze.27:6. Ahab’s palace made of. 1Ki.22:39. Other houses made of. Ps.45:8; Am.3:15. Other articles made of: Ps.45:8; 2Ch.9:17; Eze. 27:6; Am.6:4; Re.18:12.
JACOB one that supplants, undermines; the heel. Son of Isaac, twin brother of Esau. Ge.25:24-26; Jo.24:4; 1Ch.1:34; Ac.7:8. Ancestor of Jesus. Mt.1:2. Given in answer to prayer. Ge.25:21. Obtains Esau’s birthright for a mess of pottage. Ge.25:29-34; He.12:16. Fraudulently obtains his father’s blessing. Ge.27:1-29; He.11:20. Esau seeks to slay him. Ge. 27:41-28:5; Ho.12:12. His vision of the ladder. Ge.28:10-22. God confirms the covenant of Abraham to. Ge.28:13-22; 35:9-15; 1Ch.16:13-18. Sojourns in Haran with his uncle, Laban. Ge.29:1-30:43; Ho. 12:12. Serves fourteen years for Leah and Rachel. Ge.29:15-30; Ho.12:12. Practice of, with the flocks and herds of Laban. Ge. 30:32-43. Dissatisfied with Laban’s treatment and returns to the land of Canaan. Ge.31:1-55. Meets angels of God on the journey, and calls the place Mahanaim. Ge.32:1-2. Dreads to meet Esau; sends him presents; wrestles with an angel. Ge.32:1-32. Name of, changed to Israel. Ge.32:28; 35:10. Reconciliation of, with Esau. Ge.33:4. His daughter, Dinah, humbled. Ge.34:1-31. Benjamin is born to. Ge.35:17-18. Rachel dies. Ge.35:18-19; 48:7. The incest of his son, Reuben, and his concubine, Bilhah. Ge.35:22. List of the names of his twelve sons. Ge.35:23-26. His partiality for his son, Joseph. Ge.37:3-4. Joseph’s prophetic dream concerning. Ge. 37:9-11. His grief over the loss of Joseph. Ge.37:34-35. Sends into Egypt to buy corn. Ge.42:1-2; 43:1-14. His grief over the detention of Simeon, and the demand for Benjamin to be taken into Egypt. Ge.42:36. His love for Benjamin. Ge.43:14; 44:29. Finds that Joseph still lives. Ge.45:26-28. Moves to Egypt. Ge.46:1-7; 1Sa.12:8; Ps. 105:23; Ac.7:14-15. List of his children and grandchildren who went down into Egypt. Ge.46:8-27. Meets Joseph. Ge.46:28-34. The land of Goshen assigned to. Ge.47:11-12,27. Dwells in Egypt seventeen years. Ge.47:28. Makes Joseph promise to bury him with his fathers. Ge.47:29-31. His benediction upon Joseph and his two sons. Ge.48:15-22. His prophetic benedictions upon his sons. Ge.chapter 49.
JACOB’S LADDER, name given to the staircase leading to Heaven, seen in his vision near Bethel. Ge.28:12.
JACOB'S WELL Jn.4:5-6. One of the few sites in Palestine about which there is no dispute. It was dug by Jacob, hence its name, in the “parcel of ground” which he purchased from the sons of Hamor. Ge. 33:19. It still exists, but even after abundant rains it contains very little water, usually it is dry. It is at the entrance to the valley between Ebal and Gerizim, about 2 miles south-east of Shechem. It is about 9 feet in diameter and about 75 feet in depth, though in ancient times it was no doubt much deeper, probably twice as deep. The digging of such a well must have been a very laborious and costly undertaking.
JAMBRES An Egyptian magician, one of those who opposed Moses in Egypt. Ex.7:11; 2Ti.3:8.
JAMES An apostle. Son of Zebedee and Salome. Mt.4:21; 27:56; Mk.15:40; 16:1.
Brother of John, and a fisherman. Lu.5:10. Called to be an apostle. Mt.4:21-22; 10:2; Mk.1:19-20; Lu.6:14; Ac.1:13. Surnamed Boanerges by Jesus. Mk.3:17. Intimate companion of Jesus, and present with Him: At the great draught of fishes. Lu. 5:10. At the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law. Mk.1:29. At the raising of the daughter of Jairus. Mk.5:37; Lu.8:51. At the transfiguration of Jesus. Mt.17:1; Mk.9:2; Lu.9:28. In Gethsemane. Mt. 26:37; Mk.14:33. Asks Jesus concerning His second coming. Mk.13:3. Bigotry of. Lu.9:54. Civil ambitions of. Mt.20:20-23; Mk.10:35-41. Present at the sea of Tiberias when Jesus revealed Himself to the disciples after His resurrection. Jn. 21:2; 1Co.15:7. Martyred. Ac.12:2. An apostle. Son of Alphaeus. Mt.10:3; Mk. 3:18; Lu.6:15; Ac.1:13; 12:17. Brother of Jesus. Mt.13:55; 27:56; Mk.6:3; Lu. 24:10; Ga.1:19; 2:9,12. The brother of Judas. Lu.6:16; Jude 1:1. The brother of Joses. Mk.15:40. Witness of Christ’s resurrection. 1Co.15:7. Addresses the council at Jerusalem in favor of liberty for the Gentile converts. Ac.15:13-21. Disciples sent by, to Antioch. Ga.2:12. Hears of the success of Paul’s ministry. Ac.21:18-19. Epistle of. Ja.1:1.
JEALOUSY envy, covetousness. suspicion of a wife's purity, one of the strongest passions. Nu. 5:14; Pr.6:34; Song 8:6. also an intense ill will for another's honor or prosperity. Ps. 79:5; 1Co.10:22; Zec.1:14. can tear believers apart. Ge.13:7-8. strong dividing force. Ge.26:12-16. causes blind anger. Ge. 27:41. over others’ success and happiness. Ge.31:1-2; Lu.9:49-50; 1Co.12:25-26. can lead to other sins. Ge.37:19-20. leads to criticism. don’t let it get a foothold. 1Sa. 18:8. befriend those who are jealous of you. 1Sa.18:11-12. tribal jealousies caused Israel to divide. 1Ki.12:20. religious leaders jealous of apostles. Ac.5:17. why religious leaders jealous of Paul. Ac.17:5. makes us try to stop even God’s work. Ac.13:42-45. don’t underestimate its danger. Ro. 13:12-14. Instances of. Cain, of Abel. Ge. 4:5-6,8. Sarah, of Hagar. Ge.16:5. Joseph’s brethren, of Joseph. Ge.37:4-11; 37:18-28. Saul, of David. 1Sa.18:8-30; 19:8-24; 20:24-34. Joab, of Abner. 2Sa.3:24-27. Nathan, of Adonijah. 1Ki.1:24-26. Ephraimites, of Gideon. Ju.8:1. Ephraimites, of Jephthah. Ju.12:1. The brother of the prodigal son. Lu.15:25-32. Israel and the tribe of Judah. 2Sa.19:41-43. Attributed to God. Ex.20:5; 34:13-14; Nu.25:11; De.29:20; 32:16; 32:21; 1Ki.14:22; Ps.78:58; 79:5; Is. 30:1-2; 31:1; 31:3; Eze.16:42; 23:25; 36:5-6; 38:19.
JEHOVAH the special and significant name by which God revealed Himself to the ancient Hebrews. Ex.6:2-3. This Name was held by the later Jews to be so sacred that it was never pronounced except by the high priest on the great Day of Atonement, when he entered into the most holy place. Whenever this Name occurred in the sacred books they pronounced it, as they still do, “Adonai” (Lord), thus using another word in its place. The meaning of the word appears from Ex. 3:14 to be the unchanging, eternal, self-existent God, the “I am that I am,” a convenant-keeping God. Ma.3:6; Ho.12:5; Re.1:4,8. The Hebrew name “Jehovah” is generally translated by the word LORD printed in small capitals, to distinguish it from the rendering of the Hebrew Adonai and the Greek Kurios, which are also rendered Lord, but printed in the usual type. The Hebrew word is translated “Jehovah” only in Ex.6:3; Ps. 83:18; Is.12:2; 26:4.
JEREMIAH times in which he lived. Je. 1:1-2. his purpose. Je.1:10. why people plotted to kill him. Je.11:18-23. why he used object lessons. Je.13:1-11. feeling sorry for himself. Je.15:17-21. loneliness of. Je.16:1-17:18. wasn’t afraid to give unpopular criticism. Je.18:18. never gave up. Je.25:2-6. was persecuted for being faithful. Je.38:6. treated well by Babylonians. Je.39:11-12. fate of Jeremiah and Zedekiah contrasted. Je.39:13-14. like Jesus, he was rejected by his hometown. Mt.13:57. Jeremiah taken to Egypt. Je. 43:1-44:30.
JERUSALEM The capital of David’s kingdom by divine appointment. 1Ki.15:4; 2Ki.19:34; 2Ch.6:6; 12:13. To be called God’s throne. Je.3:17. The chief Levites dwelt in. 1Ch.9:34. The high priest dwelt at. Jn.18:15. Annual feasts kept at. De.16:16; Ps.122:3-5; Eze.36:38; Lu.2:41; Jn.4:20; 5:1; 7:1-14; 12:20; Ac.18:21. Prayers of the Israelites made toward. 1Ki.8:38; Da.6:10. Beloved. Ps.122:6; 137:1-7; Is.62:1-7. Oaths taken in the name of. Mt.5:35. Melchizedek ancient king and priest of. Ge.14:18. King of, confederated with the four other kings of the Amorites, against Joshua and the hosts of Israel. Jos.10:1-5. Confederated kings defeated, and the king of Jerusalem slain by Joshua. Jos.10:15-26. Falls to Benjamin in the allotment of the land of Canaan. Jos.18:28. Conquest of, made by David. 2Sa.5:7. The inhabitants of, not expelled. Jos.15:63; Ju.1:21. Conquest of Mount Zion in, made by David. 1Ch. 11:4-6. The citadel of Mount Zion, occupied by David, and called the City of David. 2Sa.5:5-9; 1Ch.11:7. Ark brought to, by David. 2Sa.6:12-19. The threshing floor of Araunah within the stronghold of. 2Sa. 24:16. David purchases and erects an altar upon it. 2Sa.24:16-25. The city built around the stronghold. 1Ch.11:8. Fortified by Solomon. 1Ki.3:1; 9:15. The temple built within the stronghold. Temple Captured and plundered by. Shishak, king of Egypt. 1Ki.14:25-26; 2Ch.12:9. Jehoash, king of Israel. 2Ki.14:13-14;
2Ch.25:23-24. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. 2Ki.24:8-16; 25:1-17; 2Ch. 36:17-21; Je.1:3; 32:2; 39:1-18; Jeremiah 52:4-7; 52:12-24; La.1:5-8. Walls of, restored and fortified. By Uzziah. 2Ch. 26:9-10. By Jotham. 2Ch.27:3. By Manasseh. 2Ch.33:14. Water supply brought in from the Gihon by Hezekiah. 2Ki.18:17; 20:20; 2Ch.32:3-4; 32:30; Ne. 2:13-15; Is.7:3; 22:9-11; 36:2. Besieged. By Pekah. 2Ki.16:5. By the Philistines. 2Ch.21:16-17. By Sennacherib. 2Ki. 18:13-37; 19:20-37; 2Ch.32:1-33. Rebuilding of, ordered by proclamation of Cyrus. 2Ch.36:23-Ezra 1:4. Rebuilt by Nehemiah under the direction of Artaxerxes. Ne.2:1-6:19. Wall of, dedicated. Ne.12:27-43. Roman rulers resided at Jerusalem. Herod I. Mt.2:3. Pontius Pilate. Mt.27:2; Mk.15:1; Lu. 23:1-7; Jn.8:28-29. Herod III. Ac.12:1-23. Gospel first preached at. Mi.4:2; Lu. 24:47; Ac.1:4; 2:14. Pentecostal revival occurs at. Ac.2:1-47. Stephen martyred at. Ac.6:8-7:60. Disciples persecuted and dispersed from. Ac.8:1-4; 11:19-21. Wickedness of. Lu.13:33-34. Catalogue of abominations in. Eze.22:3-12; 22:25-30; 23:1-49; 33:25-26. Led Judah to sin. Mi. 1:5. Prophecies against. Is.3:1-8; Je.9:11; 19:6; 19:15; 21:10; 26:9; 26:11; Da.9:2; 9:27; Mi.1:1; 3:12. Prophecies of pestilence, famine, and war in. Je.34:2; Eze.5:12; Joel 3:2-3; Am.2:5. Prophecies of the destruction of. Je.7:32-34; 26:18; 32:29; 32:31-32; Da.9:24-27. Destruction of, foretold by Jesus. Mt.23:37-38; 24:15; Mk.13:14-23; Lu.13:35; 17:26-37; 19:41-44; 21:20-24. Prophecies of the rebuilding of. Is.44:28; Je.31:38-40; Eze. 48:15-22; Da.9:25; Zec.14:8-11. Of final restoration of. Joel 3:20-21; Zec.2:2-5; 8:1-23.
JESUS CHRIST Saviour, deliverer. David prophesied about. 2Sa.23:3. as a suffering servant. Is.53:1,4-5,7-12. Matthew written to show Jesus as Messiah. Mt.1:1; 12:17-21; 21:2-5. when He entered history. Mt.1:1. significance of His genealogies. Mt.1:1-17. why He came when He did. Mk.1:2. He is a light to mankind. Jn.1:4-5,8. importance of His humanity. Jn.1:14; He.2:14-15. why His virgin birth is important to Christian faith. Mt.1:18; Lu.1:34. born without sin. Lu. 1:35. is both God and human. Mt.1:20-23. why He came to be our Saviour. Mt.1:21. His coming fulfilled God’s Promise to David. Lu.1:32-33. as God with us. Mt. 1:23. don’t underestimate Him. Lu.2:7. why Herod was disturbed about His birth. Mt.2:3. Herod’s wrong expectations of. Mt.2:4,16. His age when Magi found Him. Mt.2:11. significance of Magi’s gifts to Him. Mt.2:11. may cause your life to take a new direction. Mt.2:12. why He wasn’t to return to Bethlehem. Mt.2:19-22. had unexpected and humble beginnings. Mt. 2:23. impressed religious leaders as a boy. Lu.2:46-47. relationship to His parents. Lu.2:49-50. the 18 silent years. Lu.2:52. lived a normal childhood. Lu.2:52. His ministry compared to John the Baptist’s. Mk.1:7-8. can’t be neutral about. Lu. 2:34-35; Jn.6:67. how we can prepare people to meet Him. Mt.3:3. why He wanted to be baptized. Mk.1:9; Lu.3:21-22. His boyhood home in Nazareth. Mk.1:9. in the Trinity. Mk.1:10-11. how Satan tried to stop His mission. Mt.4:1. limited divine power to experience humanity. Mt.4:3-4. moved to Capernaum. Mt.4:12-13. words He used to start His ministry. Mt.4:17. called Peter and Andrew. Mt.4:18-20. three key aspects of His ministry. Mt.4:23. what His Good News was. Mt.4:23-24; Ro.1:3-5. His authority. Mk.1:22. the claims of Jesus. Jn.5:31. check His claims for yourself. Jn.3:1. He alone can offer salvation. Jn. 6:67-68; 14:6; Ac.4:12. summary of His Sermon on the Mount. Mt.5:1. what to expect when you follow Him. Mt.5:1-2. His teachings often contradict those of the world. Mt.5:3-5. did not contradict O.T. law. Mt.5:17-20. His message is for everyone. Mt.8:11-12. how His message was “new”. Mt.9:17. calls people from all walks of life. Mt.10:2-4. authority over Satan and demons. Mk.1:23. why He didn’t want demons to reveal who He was. Lu. 4:41. exposed evil attitudes and motives of Pharisees. Mt.12:14; 21:23-27; 22:15-17; 23:5-7. He touched the untouchable. Lu. 5:13. why religious leaders turned against Him. Mk.3:2. He knows us completely. Mt.12:25. why His hometown rejected Him. Lu.4:24. when we take our eyes off Him. Mt.14:28. what is your real motive for seeking Him? Mt.14:35-36; Mk.3:7-8. why many of His followers deserted Him. Jn. 6:66. His brothers had hard time believing. Jn.7:3-5. how people reacted to Him. Jn. 7:26. who do you say He is? Mt.16:13-17; Lu.9:18-20; Jn.3:31-35; 1Jn.5:21. knowing who He is not enough for salvation. Mk.3:11. what it takes to follow Him. Mk. 3:14; Lu.9:23-26. His family. Mk.3:31-35. don’t underestimate Him. Mk.4:41. His goals contrasted with Satan’s. Mk.5:10. how people try to explain Him away. Mk. 6:14-15; Lu.9:7-8. why He called Himself the bread of life. Jn.6:35,47. how we are united with Christ. Jn.6:51. His power not limited by distance. Mk.7:29. why many would be ashamed of Him. Lu.9:26. God clearly identified Him. Lu.9:35. predicted His death. Mt.16:21; 17:22-23; 20:17-19. His transfiguration. Mt.17:1; Mk.9:3. as the Son of God. Mt.17:5. understanding Him is understanding God. Jn.12:45; He.1:2-3. taking Him for granted. Lu.10:23-24. plenty of evidence to believe in Him. Lu.11:31-32. preparing a kingdom for His followers. Lu. 12:35-40. His coming results in conflict. Lu.12:51-53. benefits of following Him. Lu.18:26-30. whom He spent time with. Mk.10:13-16. under the Father’s authority. Mt.20:23. significance of triumphal entry. Mt.21:2-5. as the cornerstone of the church. Mt.21:42. answers trick tax question. Mt. 22:15-17. puts prophecy in perspective. Mk.13:3. difference between His first and second comings. Jn.12:48. His second coming will be unmistakable. Mt.24:24-28. why He talked about His second coming. Mt.24:44. how Satan misunderstood His death. Lu.22:3; Jn.13:27. our actions to others show what we think of Him. Mt.25:31-46. as the Lamb of God. Lu.22:14-18. as the new covenant. Lu. 22:20. religious leaders plot to kill Him. Mk.14:1. why Judas wanted to betray Him. Mk.14:10. significance of His final sacrifice. Mk.14:24; Jn.19:30; He.7:11-17. the complete revelation of God. Jn.14:9; He.1:1-2. present with us in the form of the Holy Spirit. Mt.28:20; Jn.14:15-16. as the vine. Jn.15:1. what “remaining in Christ” means. Jn.15:5-6. why He had to die and rise again. Jn.16:7. returned to God’s right hand. Jn.17:5. prayer in the garden. Mk. 14:35-36. struggled over impending death. Mt.26:37-38. tried before Sanhedrin. Mt.26:57; 26:59; 26:60-61. why religious leaders hurried to try Him. Jn.18:12-13. false accusations against. Jn.19:7. religious leaders didn’t believe He was God. Mt.26:65-66. how we deny Jesus. Mk.14:71; Lu.12:8-9. why He was sent to Pilate. Mk.15:1. Pilate knew He was innocent. Mt.27:2. why He didn’t answer Pilate’s questions. Mk.15:5. who was really guilty of Jesus’ death? Mk.15:15. separated from God at crucifixion. Mt. 27:46. His death brings us into God’s Presence. Mt.27:51; Lu.23:45. miraculous events surrounding His death. Mt. 27:52-53. we played role in His death. Lu.23:34. nothing could keep Him from rising. Mt.27:66. significance of His resurrection. Mt.28:6; Mk.16:6,15; Lu. 24:6-7. do you believe He has risen? Lu. 24:24. last words to His disciples. Mt. 28:18-20. central theme of the Bible. Lu. 24:27. His resurrection body. Lu.24:36-43. significance of His ascension. Mk.16:19; Lu.24:50-53. as a perfect example for us. Lu.24:53. make Him King of your life. Mt.28:20. caused friction among Jews. Ac.2:46. Peter preached that He was alive again. Ac.3:15. Paul meets Him on road to Damascus. Ac.9:2-5. mediator between God and man. Ro.1:8; He.7:25. He should be the emphasis of preaching. 1Co.1:12. how to have the mind of Christ. 1Co. 2:15-16. the difference knowing Him can make. 2Co.6:8-10. incarnation of. 2Co. 8:9; Ph.2:5-7. what it means to be crucified with Him. Ga.2:20. key characteristics of. Ph.2:5-11. to be like Him you must think like Him. Ph.2:13. five benefits of His death for us. Col. 1:12-14. what will happen when He returns? 1Th.4:15-18. God has put Him in charge of all. He.2:8-9. how He functions as our high priest. He.2:16-17; 7:25. His relationship with believers. He. 3:1-6. knowing about Him versus knowing Him. He.4:2. as He appeared in John’s vision. Re.1:13-14. how He is both a Lion and a Lamb. Re.5:5-6. the main theme of Revelation. Re.19:10. will return as a warrior. Re.19:11-21. JOB A man who dwelt in Uz. Job 1:1. Righteousness of. Job 1:1,5,8; 2:3; Eze. 14:14; 14:20. Riches of. Job 1:3. Trial of, by affliction of Satan. Job 1:13-19; 2:7-10. Fortitude of. Job 1:20-22; 2:10; Ja.5:11. Visited by Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar as comforters. Job 2:11-13. Complaints of, and replies by his three friends to. Job 3:1-37:24. Replied to by God. Job 38:1-41:34. Submission of, to God. Job 40:3-5; 42:1-6. Later blessings and riches of. Job 42:10-16. Death of. Job 42:16-17. Job remained faithful without all the answers. Job 1:1. why he was a target for Satan. Job 1:6-7. visited by his three friends. Job 2:11. his condition shatters misconceptions about God. Job 3:11. why he called himself a righteous man. Job 6:29-30. came close to pride. Job 29:7. his greatest test was not knowing why he suffered. Job 33:13.
Writes his apocalyptic vision from Patmos. Re.1:9. Prophecy concerning. Re. 10:11.
JOHN THE BAPTIST foretold by Malachi. Ma.4:5-6. meaning of his name. Lu.1:13. set apart for special service to God. Lu.1:15. as fulfillment of many prophecies. Lu.1:67-79. why Pharisees came to see him. Jn.1:19. who Pharisees thought he was. Jn.1:21-23. his humility. Jn.1:27. why Mark’s Gospel begins with his story. Mk.1:4. why he chose to live in desert. Mk.1:4; Lu.1:80. the purpose of his preaching. Mk.1:5. his clothing. Mk.1:6. his ministry compared to Jesus’. Mk.1:7-8. what he meant by “repent”. Mt.3:1-2. how he prepared the way for Jesus. Mt.3:3. why people came to hear him. Mt.3:4-6. how he was different from the religious leaders. Mt.3:4. why God considered him great. Lu.3:2. why he attracted so many people. Mt.3:5. his message demanded two responses. Lu.3:11-14. his purpose in baptizing. Mt.3:11; Mk.1:4. significance of his baptizing Jesus. Mt.3:13-15. how Jesus’ arrival tested his integrity. Mt.3:15. why some disciples left him to follow Jesus. Jn.1:37. his relationship to Jesus. Jn. 1:31-34. how his work complimented Jesus’. Jn.3:27. his doubts about Jesus. Mt.11:4-6; Lu.7:18-23. why we have greater spiritual heritage than he. Lu.7:28. took on Elijah’s prophetic role. Mt.11:14; 17:10-12. publicly confronted Herod’s sin. Lu.3:19-20. killed when Herod bowed to pressure. Mt.14:9. why Herodias had him killed. Mk.6:17-19.
JOHN, writings of. The Gospel of John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Revelation. See our Commentaries: http://www.godcannotlie.org/bible_commentaries.htm
JONAH Jonas. A prophet of Israel. 2Ki. 14:25. Sent by God to warn Nineveh. Jon. 1:1-2. Disobedience and punishment of. Jon.1:3-17. Repentance and deliverance of. Jon.2:1-10; Mt.12:40. Brought Ninevites to repentance. Jon.3:1-10; Mt.12:41. Angry at God’s mercy to Nineveh; reproved. Jon. 4:1-11. Is a sign. Mt.16:4; Lu.11:29-30. times in which he lived. Jon.1:1-2. sailors had more compassion than he did. Jon.1:13. why was he angry when Nineveh was spared? Jon.4:1. Jesus uses illustration of. Mt.12:39-41. used to predict Jesus’ death. Mt.16:4. Jesus confirmed him as historical fact. Lu.11:29-30. http://www.godcannotlie.org/jonah_intro.htm
JORDAN RIVER A river in Palestine. Empties into the Dead Sea. Jos.15:5. Fords of. Ge.32:10; Jos.2:7; Ju.3:28; 7:24; 8:4; 10:9; 12:5-6; 2Sa.2:29; 17:22; 17:24; 19:15; 19:31; 1Ch.19:17. Swelling of, at harvest time. Jos.3:15; Je.12:5. Swelling of, in the early spring. 1Ch.12:15. The waters of, miraculously separated for the passage of the Israelites. Jos.3:1-5:1; Ps.114:3. The waters of, miraculously separated for the passage of Elijah. 2Ki.2:6-8. The waters of, miraculously separated for the passage of Elisha. 2Ki.2:14. Crossed by a ferryboat.
2Sa.19:18. Naaman washes in, for the healing of his leprosy. 2Ki.5:10-14. John the Baptist baptizes in. Mt.3:6; Mk.1:5. John the Baptist baptizes Jesus in. Mt. 3:13; Mk.1:9.
JORDAN, plain of. Ge.13:10; Nu.22:1; 26:3; 1Ki.7:46; 2Ch.4:17.
JOSEPH Son of Jacob. A Youthful Dreamer. Ge.37:5-9. Dreams Fulfilled Ge.41:42-44. Faithful In Hard Places. Ge. 39:1-6; 39:20-23. Resisted Temptation Ge.39:7-13. Unspoiled By Sudden Prosperity. Ge.41:14-46. Manifested Brotherly Love. Gen 43:30 Gen 45:14 Filial Devotion Ge.45:23; 47:7. Depended Upon God. Ge.41:16; 45:8. Returned Good For Evil. Ge.50:16-21. his coat. Ge. 37:3. tendency to boast as a boy. Ge. 37:6-11. what he faced as a slave going to Egypt. Ge.37:28. how he resisted Potiphar’s wife. Ge.39:10-15. what he faced in prison. Ge.39:20. always looking for ways to honor God. Ge.40:8. remained faithful despite problems. Ge.40:23. made the most of his opportunities. Ge.41:14. a careful planner. Ge.41:28-36. how he was trained for his governorship. Ge.41:39-40. given new name. Ge.41:45. why he didn’t reveal his identity at once. Ge.42:7. why he ate alone. Ge.43:32. why he was hard on his brothers. Ge.44:33. his great act of forgiveness. Ge.45:17-20. some of his descendants. Ge.49:22. proven trustworthy. Ge.50:5. didn’t take back his forgiveness. Ge.50:15-21. his trust in God’s promises. Ge.50:24. two tribes named after his two sons. Jos.16:1. an example of faith. He.11:22. http://www.lastdaysprophecy.org/L_D_books_joseph.html
JUBILEE, YEAR OF Sabbatic Year. explanation of. Le.25:8-17. Called Acceptable Year of the Lord. Is.61:2. Called the Year of Liberty. Eze.46:17. Laws concerning. Le.25:8-55; 27:17-24; Nu.36:4.
JUDAH Son of Jacob. Ge.35:23. Intercedes for Joseph’s life when his brethren were about to slay him. Ge. 37:26-27. Takes two wives. Ge.38:1-6. Dwells at Chezib. Ge.38:5. His incest with his daughter-in-law. Ge.38:12-26. Goes down into Egypt for corn. Ge.43:1-10; 44:14-34; 46:28. Prophetic benediction of his father upon. Ge.49:8-12. ancestor of Jesus. Mt.1:2-3; Re.5:5. Tribe of. Prophecies concerning. Ge.49:10. Enrollment of the military forces of, at Sinai. Nu.1:26-27; 2:4. Enrollment of the military forces of, at Bezek. 1Sa.11:8; 2Sa.24:9. Enrollment of the military forces of, in the plain of Moab. Nu.26:22. Place of, in camp and march. Nu.2:3,9; 10:14. By whom commanded. Nu.2:3. Moses’ benediction upon. De.33:7. Commissioned of God to lead in the conquest of the promised land. Ju.1:1-21. Make David king. 2Sa.2:1-11; 5:4-5. Reproved by David for lukewarmness toward him after Absalom’s defeat. 2Sa.19:11-15. Accused by the other tribes of stealing the heart of David. 2Sa.19:41-43. Loyal to David at the time of the insurrection led by Sheba. 2Sa.20:1-2. Is accorded the birthright forfeited by Reuben. 1Ch.5:1-2; 28:4; Ps.60:7. Loyal to the house of David at the time of the revolt of the ten tribes. 1Ki. 12:20. Inheritance of. Jos.15:1-63; 18:5; 19:1; 19:9.
JUDAISM The religion of the Jews. To yield place to the Gospel. Mt.3:8-9; 5:17-19; 5:21-44; 9:16-17. A corrupt form of Christianity. Ac.15:1; 21:20-25; Ga. 3:1-6:18.
JUDAS ISCARIOT embezzled disciples’ funds. Jn.12:4-6. why would he want to betray Jesus? Mt.26:14-15. how could he have betrayed Jesus? Ac.1:16-17. hypocrisy of. Mk.14:19. organized Jesus’ arrest. Mt. 26:48. change of heart about Jesus. Mt. 27:3-4. snubbed by priests. Mt.27:4. disciples choose replacement for. Ac. 1:21-25. Prophecies concerning. Ps.41:9; 109:8; Zec.11:12-13; Mt.26:21-25; Mk. 14:18-21; Lu.22:21-23; Jn.13:18-26; 17:12; Ac.1:16,20.
JUDE Judas. Among the apostles there were two who had this name, (1) Judas the brother of James, the Less, Jude 1:1, also called Lebbaeus Mt.10:3 and Thaddaeus Mk.3:18, and (2) Judas Iscariot Mt.10:4; Mk.3:19. He who is called “the brother of James” Lu.6:16, may be the same as the Judas surnamed Lebbaeus. The only thing recorded regarding him is in Jn.14:22. Jude’s Letter: http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_jude.htm
JUDGE a magistrate or ruler, rather than one who judges in the sense of trying a cause. The name was given to those rulers who presided over the affairs of the Israelites during the time between the death of Joshua and the inauguration of Saul. Ju.2:18. The office of judges not hereditary, neither could they appoint their successors. Their authority was limited by the law alone, and in doubtful cases they consulted the divine King through the priest by Urim and Thummim Nu.27:21. Their authority extended only over those tribes by whom they had been elected or acknowledged. There was no income attached to their office, and they bore no marks of dignity. The only cases of direct divine appointment are those of Gideon and Samson, and the latter stood in the peculiar position of having been from before his birth ordained 'to begin to deliver Israel.' Deborah was called to deliver Israel, but was already a judge. Judges of Israel. Ju.2:16-19; Ac. 13:20. Othniel. Ju.3:9-11. Ehud. Ju.3:15-30. Shamgar. Ju.3:31. Deborah. Ju.4:1-5:31. Gideon. Ju.6:11-8:35. Abimelech. Ju. 9:1-54. Tola. Ju.10:1-2. Jair. Ju.10:3-5. Jephthah. Ju.11:1-12:7. Ibzan. Ju.12:8-10. Elon. Ju.12:11-12. Abdon. Ju.12:13-14. Samson. Ju.13:1-16:31. Eli judged Israel. 1Sa.4:18. Samuel as judge. 1Sa.7:6,15-17. The sons of Samuel. 1Sa.8:1-5. Instances of corrupt. Eli’s sons. 1Sa.2:12-17,22-25. Samuel’s sons. 1Sa.8:1-5. Injustice comes from appointing evil ones. De.16:18-20. Abimelech the opposite of God’s ideal for. Ju.9:22-24.
JUDGE, CHRIST as Is.11:4; Mt.25:32; Jn.5:22; Ac.10:42; 17:31; Ro.2:16; 14:10; 1Co.4:4; 4:5; 2Ti.4:1; 1Pe.4:5.
JUDGE, GOD as Ge.16:5; 18:25; Ju. 11:27; 2Ch.20:12; Ps.58:11; 75:7; 76:9; 96:13; Ec.3:17; He.12:23; Re.18:8; 20:12.
JUDGING OTHERS don’t be quick to judge. Ac.11:2-18. God’s standards versus society’s. 1Sa.16:7; Lu.3:2. how God judges others. Ps.1:1. avoid double standards when. Is.11:3-5. we’re experts at telling others what to do. Mt.5:19. why it should be left to God. Mt.13:40-43; 1Co. 4:5. we cannot know who will be in God’s kingdom. Mt.13:47-49. can’t judge others’ salvation. Mt.16:27. use compassion and forgiveness first. Jn.8:7. difference between judging others and dealing with their sin. 1Co.5:12. Judging ourselves, so God doesn’t have to: 1Co.11:31.
JUDGMENT reference to God’s divine judgment, reserved for the end of the age. At that time, each person will stand before God and will be found “guilty” or “innocent” based upon his or her rejection or acceptance of Jesus Christ. Mt.25:32; He.9:27; Re.20:12.
JUDGMENT general references. 1Ch. 16:33; Job 14:17; 21:30; 31:13-15; Ps. 9:7; 50:3-6; 96:13; 98:9; Ec.3:17; 11:9; 12:14; Eze.18:20-28; Da.7:9-10; Am. 4:12; Mt.3:12; 7:22-23; 8:29; 10:15; 11:22; 12:36-37; 12:41-42; 13:30; 13:40-43; 13:49-50; 16:27; 22:11-13; 23:14; 25:1-46; Mk.4:22; 8:38; 13:32; Lu. 3:17; 10:10-14; 11:31-32; 12:2-5; 13:24-29; 19:12-26; 20:45-47; Jn.5:22; 12:48; Ac.2:19-21; 10:42; 17:31; 24:25; Ro.2:5-10; 2:12-16; 14:10-12; 1Co.3:13; 4:5; 6:2; 2Co.5:10; 2Th.1:7-8; 2Ti.4:1,8; He.6:2; 9:27; 10:27; 1Pe.4:5,7; 2Pe.2:4,9; 3:7,10-12; 1Jn.4:17; Jude 1:6,14-15,24; Re.1:7; 6:15-17; 11:18; 20:11-15; 22:12. According to opportunity and works. Ge.4:7; Job 34:11; Ps.62:12; Pr.11:31; 12:14; 24:11-12; Is.3:10-11; 5:15-16; 24:2; 59:18; Je.17:10-11; 32:19; Eze. 7:3-4,27; 9:4-6; 16:59; 18:4-9,19-32; 33:18-20; 39:24; Ho.4:9; 12:2; Am.3:2; Zec.1:6; Mt.10:14-15; 11:24; 12:37; 23:14; Mk.6:11; 14:21; Lu.9:5; 10:12-15; 11:49-51; 12:47-48; 13:6-9; 19:12-27; 20:47-21:4; Jn.3:19-20; 5:45; 9:41; 12:48; 15:22; 15:24; Ro.2:5-12; 2:27; 1Co.3:8; 3:12-15; 4:5; 2Co.2:15-16; 11:15; Ga. 6:5-10; Ep.6:7-8; Col.3:25; 1Ti.1:13; 2Ti.4:14; He.2:2-3; 10:26-30; 12:25; Ja. 2:12-13; 1Pe.1:17; 2Pe.2:20-21; Re.2:23; 20:12-13. Parables. Lu.12:47-48. Parable of the vineyard. Is.5:1-6. Parable of the husbandman. Is.28:24-28. Parable of the wicked husbandmen. Mt.21:33-36. Parable of the talents. Mt.25:14-30.
JUDGMENT-SEAT OF CHRIST. Mt. 16:27; Ro. 14:10; 1Co.3:10-15; 2Co.5:10.
JUDGMENTS, GOD’S On the serpent. Ge.3:14-15. On Eve. Ge.3:16. On Adam. Ge.3:17-19. On Cain. Ge.4:11-15. On the Antediluvians. Ge.6:1-22. On Sodomites. Ge.19:23-25. On Egyptians, the plagues and overthrow. Ex.7:1-14:31. On Nadab and Abihu. Le.10:1-3. On Miriam. Nu. 12:1-15. Upon the Israelites. For worshipping Aaron’s calf. Ex.32:35. For murmuring. Nu.11:1; 11:33-34; 14:22-23; 14:32; 14:35-37; 21:6; 25:4-5; 25:9. The forty years’ wandering a judgment. Nu. 14:26-39; 26:63-65; De.2:14-17. Delivered into the hands of the Assyrians. 2Ki.17:6-41. Delivered into the hands of the Chaldeans. 2Ch.26:14-2. Upon the Canaanites. Le.18:25; De.7:1-26; 12:29-32. Upon Abimelech. Ju.9:52-57. Upon Uzzah. 2Sa.6:7. Upon Hananiah, the false prophet. Je.28:15-17. Upon Eli’s house. 1Sa.2:27-36; 4:10-22. Upon the prophet of Judah, for disobedience. 1Ki. 13:1-24. Upon Zimri. 1Ki.16:18-19. Upon Gehazi. 2Ki.5:27. Upon Sennacherib. 2Ki. 19:35-37. Denounced against Solomon. 1Ki.11:9-14; 11:23. Denounced against Jeroboam. 1Ki.14:7-15. Denounced against Ahab and Jezebel. 1Ki.21:19-24. Denounced against Ahaziah. 2Ch.22:7-9. Denounced against Manasseh. 2Ch.33:11. Denounced against disobedience. Le. 26:14-39; De.28:15-29:29; 32:19-43. Misunderstood. Je.16:10; Joel 2:17. No escape from. Ex.20:7; 34:7; Is.2:10; 2:12-19; 2:21; Eze.14:13-14; Am.5:16-20; 9:1-4; Mt.23:33; He.2:1-3; 10:28-29; 12:25; Re.6:16-17.
JUDGMENTS OF GOD The secret decisions of God's will. Ps.110:5; 36:6. The revelations of His will. Ex.21:1; De. 6:20; Ps.119:7-175. The infliction of punishment on the wicked. Ex.6:6; 12:12; Eze.25:11; Re.16:7, such as is mentioned in Ge.7; 19:24-25; Ju.1:6-7; Ac.5:1-10.
JUPITER main god of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Barnabas was identified with this god by the Lycaonians Ac.14:12, because he was of stately presence, as they supposed Jupiter to be. There was a temple dedicated to this god outside the gates of Lystra Ac.14:13.
KADESH also called Kadesh-Barnea. A city on the southern boundary of Palestine. Jos.15:3. Smitten by Chedorlaomer. Ge. 14:7. Abraham dwells by the wells near. Ge.14:7; 16:14; 20:1. Israel encamps at. Nu.12:16; 13:26; 20:1; 33:36. Canaanites defeated at. Jos.10:41.
KIDRON also called Cedron. A valley and stream between Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives. 1Ki.2:37; Ne.2:15; Je.31:40. David flees from Absalom across. 2Sa.15:23. Destruction of idols at, by Asa, Josiah, and the Levites. 1Ki.15:13; 2Ki.23:6; 23:12; 2Ch.29:16. Source of, closed by Hezekiah. 2Ch.32:4. Jesus crossed, on the night of His agony. Jn.18:1.
KINDNESS warmhearted, goodness, generosity, helpful. Recommended. Ge.40:14; Ex.23:5; Jos.2:12; 1Sa.20:15; 2Sa.2:5; Ps.112:4; Pr.19:22; Is.16:3; 58:7; Mt.1:19; Ro.12:10; 1Co.13:4; 2Co.6:6; Ep. 4:32; Col.3:12; 2Pe.1:5-7. Examples. Joseph Ge.50:21. Moses Ex.2:17. Boaz Ru.2:16. David 2Sa.9:1; Pr.31:26. The Good Samaritan Lu.10:34. The Philippian Jailer Ac.16:33. The Barbarians Ac.28:2.
KING in Scripture is generally used to mean one empowered with authority. There were thirty-one kings in Canaan, Jos.12:9, 24, whom Joshua subdued. Adonibezek subdued seventy kings Ju.1:7. In the N.T. the Roman emperor is spoken of as a king
1Pe.2:13,17); and Herod Antipas, who was only a tetrarch, is also called a king Mt. 14:9; Mk.6:22. This title is applied to God 1Ti.1:17, and to Christ, the Son of God 1Ti. 6:15-16; Mt.27:11. The people of God are also called “kings” Da.7:22,27; Mt. 19:28; Re.1:6. Death is called the “king of terrors” Job 18:14. Jehovah was the sole King of the Jewish nation 1Sa.8:7; Is. 33:22. Israel demanded a king, that they might be like other nations 1Sa.8:5. The prophet Samuel rebuked them, but to no avail. Hebrew kings did not rule in their own right, nor in name of the people who had chosen them, but partly as servants and representatives of Jehovah, the true King of Israel 1Sa.10:1. The limits of the king's power were prescribed 1Sa.10:25. The king’s officers were: the recorder 2Sa. 8:16; 1Ki.4:3); the scribe 2Sa.8:17; 20:25) the chief steward Is.22:15; a confidential companion 1Ki.4:5); the keeper of the wardrobe 2Ki.22:14); captain of the bodyguard 2Sa.20:23; officers over the king's treasures, 1Ch.27:25-31.
KINGDOM OF GOD, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN explanation of. Mt.3:2; 4:17; Mk.10:37; Lu.9:11; 1Pe.2:11. qualifications to enter. Mt.5:3-12. past, present, and future aspects. Mt.6:10; Lu.4:43. not all who talk about it belong there. Mt.7:21. already begun in hearts of believers. Mt. 10:7; Jn.3:3; Ac.1:6. explained in parables. Mt.13:24; Mk.4:26-29. from small beginnings to great results. Mt.13:31-32. its worldwide impact. Mt.13:33. its priceless value. Mt.13:44-46. cannot judge who will be in it. Mt.13:47-49. why the religious leaders missed it. Mt.13:52. the “keys” to. Mt.16:19. misconceptions about. Mt. 17:22-23. membership rules. Mt.20:1. importance of bearing fruit for. Mt.25:29-30 disciples would see it arrive. Mk.9:1. why it is difficult for rich to enter. Mk.10:23. developing proper perspective of. Mk.12:24 relationships in. Mk.12:25-27. why it is good news. Lu.4:43. both spiritual and physical. Lu.9:2. equally available to all. Lu.10:2. how to make it your top priority. Lu.12:31. Jesus preparing a place for His own. Lu.12:35-40. those in it may surprise us. Lu.13:30. not fully realized until Jesus comes again. Ac.1:3. do you really want it to grow? Lu.19:20-27. its establishment is a cause for joy. Lu.19:39-40. don’t let personal concerns blind you to its coming. Lu.22:24. many thought Jesus’ death had finished it. Lu.23:42-43. reversal of values in. Lu.24:25. God personally invites us into. 1Co.1:2.
KISS Of affection. Ge.27:26-27; 31:55; 33:4; 48:10; 50:1; Ex.18:7; Ru.1:14;
2Sa.14:33; 19:1-43; Lu.15:20; Ac.20:37. The feet of Jesus kissed by the penitent woman. Lu.7:38. Deceitful. Pr.27:6. Deceitful of Joab, when he slew Amasa.
2Sa.20:9-10. Deceitful of Judas, when he betrayed Jesus. Mt.26:48; Lu.22:48. Holy. Ro.16:16; 2Co.13:12; 1Th.5:26; 1Pe.5:14.
LABAN Brother of Rebekah. Ge.22:23; 24:15,29. Receives the servant of Abraham. Ge.24:29-33. Receives Jacob, and gives him his daughters in marriage. Ge.29:12-30. Jacob becomes his servant. Ge.29:15-20,27; 30:27-43. Outwitted by Jacob. Ge.30:37-31:21. deceived Jacob. Ge.29:23-25. treated Jacob unfairly. Ge.31:4-13. held back dowry. Ge.31:14-15.
LADDER occurs only once, in the account of Jacob's vision Ge.28:12.
see: Jesus as a Ladder. Jn.1:51.
LAMB OF GOD refers to Christ Jesus, who became the “sacrificial lamb” by His death for our sins on the cross of Calvary Is.53:7-8; Jn.1:29; 1Pe.1:19. Also see: Re.6:16; 7:9-10; 7:14; 7:17; 12:11; 13:8; 14:1; 14:4; 15:3; 17:14; 19:7; 21:9; 21:14; 21:22-23; 21:27-22:1; 22:3.
LAYING ON OF HANDS as setting one apart. Ac.6:6.
LEAVEN yeast, Used in making bread. Ho.7:4. Circulating properties of. 1Co.5:6. FORBIDDEN. During the feast of the Passover. Ex.12:15-20. To be offered with blood. Ex.34:25. To be offered with meat offerings which were burned. Le.2:11; 10:12. Used with thank offerings. Le. 7:13; Am.4:5. First fruits of wheat offered with. Le.23:17. ILLUSTRATIVE OF. Doctrines of Pharisees. Mt.16:6,12. Ungodly professors. 1Co.5:6-7. False teachers. Ga.5:8-9. Malice and wickedness. 1Co.5:8.
LEBANON A mountain range. Northern boundary of the land of Canaan. De.1:7; 3:25; 11:24; Jos.1:4; 9:1. Early inhabitants of. Ju.3:3. Snow of. Je.18:14. Streams of. Song 4:15. Cedars of. Ju.9:15; 2Ki.19:23; 2Ch.2:8; Ps.29:5; 104:16; Is.2:13; 14:8; Eze.27:5. Other trees of. 2Ki.19:23; 2Ch. 2:8. Flower of. Nah.1:4. Beasts of. Is. 40:16. Fertility and productiveness of. Ho.14:5-7. “House of the forest of”. 1Ki. 7:2-5. Valley of. Jos.11:17; 12:7. Tower of. Song 7:4. Solomon had cities of store in. 1Ki.9:19. Figurative. Is.29:17; Je.22:6.
LEES Settlings of wine. Ps.75:8; Is.25:6; Je.48:11; Zep.1:12.
LEGION a regiment of the Roman army, composed originally of three thousand men, but in the time of Christ was six thousand, exclusive of horsemen, who were in number a tenth of the foot-men. The word is used Mt.26:53; Mk.5:9 to express a great multitude. name of a demon. Lu.8:30.
LEPERS, LEPROSY given to Moses to demonstrate God’s power. Ex.4:6-7. explanation of. Le.13:1; 2Ki.5:1; Mt.8:2-3 compared to sin. Mt.8:2-3. lepers shunned by religious leaders. Mk.1:40-41. laws about. Mk.1:43-44. faith of the ten lepers. Lu.17:11-14. Leprosy is a disfiguring disease marked by whiteness. Le.13:45; 14:3; 22:4; Nu.5:2; 12:10; 2Ki.5:1,27; 7:3; 2Ch.26:21; Mt.8:2; 11:5; 26:6; Mk.1:40; Lu.4:27; 5:12; 7:22; 17:12. Sent as a judgment from God: On Miriam. Nu.12:1-10. On Gehazi. 2Ki.5:27. On Uzziah. 2Ch. 26:20-21.
LEVI Son of Jacob. Ge.29:34; 35:23; 1Ch. 2:1. Avenges the seduction of Dinah. Ge. 34:1-31; 49:5-7. Jacob’s prophecy regarding. Ge.49:5-7. His age at death. Ex. 6:16.
LEVI, TRIBE OF why it wasn’t allotted any land. Jos.13:33; 21:2.
LEVIATHAN Possibly a crocodile. Job 41:1-34; Ps.104:26. The crooked serpent. Is.27:1. Figurative. Ps.74:14.
LEVITES descendants of Levi. Set apart as ministers of religion. Nu.1:47-54; 3:6-16; 16:9; 26:57-62; De.10:8; 1Ch.15:2.
LION King of beasts. Mi.5:8. Fierce. Job 4:10; 28:8; Ps.7:2; Pr.22:13; Je.2:15; 49:19; 50:44; Ho.13:8. The roaring of. Ps.22:13; Pr.20:2. Strong. Pr.30:30; Is. 38:13; Joel 1:6. Instincts of, in taking prey. Ps.10:9; 17:12; La.3:10; Am.3:4; Na.2:12. Lair of, in the jungles. Je.4:7; 25:38. The bases in the temple ornamented by. 1Ki. 7:29,36. Twelve statues of, on the stairs leading to Solomon’s throne. 1Ki.10:19-20 Samson’s riddle concerning. Ju.14:14,18. Proverb of. Ec.9:4. Parable of. Eze.19:1-9. Kept in captivity. Da.6:1-28. Sent as judgment from God upon the Samaritans. 2Ki.17:25-26. Slain by Samson. Ju.14:5-9. Slain by David. 1Sa.17:34,36. Slain by Benaiah. 2Sa.23:20. Disobedient prophet slain by. 1Ki.13:24-28. An unnamed person slain by. 1Ki.20:36. Used for the torture of criminals. Da.6:16-24; 7:12; 2Ti.4:17. Figurative. Of a ruler’s wrath. Pr.19:12; Je.5:6; 50:17; Ho.5:14. Of Satan. 1Pe.5:8. Of divine judgments. Is.15:9. Symbolic. Ge.49:9; Is.29:1; Eze.1:10; 10:14; Da.7:4; Re.4:7; 5:5; 9:8; 9:17; 13:2. How Jesus is both a Lion and a Lamb. Re.5:5-6.
LOCUSTS destructive nature of. Joel 1:4. Joel’s prophecy about. Joel 1:4. Plague of in Egypt. Ex.10:1-20.
LONELINESS sense of aloneness, isolation, lonesomeness. don’t give up on God when you feel lonely. Ex.6:10-12. makes us feel sorry for ourselves. 1Ki. 19:10. cure it by becoming someone’s friend. Pr.18:24. of Jeremiah. Je. 16:1-17:18. feeling alone in your stand for Christ. Mk.4:30-32. why you aren’t alone in the world. Jn.16:1-16. marriage alone won’t eliminate. 1Co.7:28. show hospitality to those who are lonely. 3 Jn.1:5. Also See: 1Ki.19:10; Ps.38:11; 88:18; 102:7; 142:4; Is.63:5; Jn.16:32; 2Ti.4:9-10,16.
LONG-SUFFERING Patience. 1Co.13:4; 13:7; 2Co.6:4-6; Ga.5:22; Ep.4:1-2; Co. 1:11; 3:12-13; 1Ti.1:16; 2.Ti.3:10; 4:2.
LONG-SUFFERING OF GOD, Ge.6:3; 15:16; Ex.34:6; Nu.14:18; Ps.86:15; 103:8-10; Is.5:1-4; 30:18; 42:14; 48:9,11; Je.7:13,23-25; 11:7; 15:15; Eze.20:17; Joel 2:13; Ha.:2-4; Mt.19:8; 21:33-41; 23:37; Mk.12:1-9; Lu.13:6-9; 13:34; 20:9-16; Ac. 14:16; 17:30; Ro.2:4; 3:25; 9:22-23; 15:5; 1Pe.3:20; 2Pe.3:9,15; Re.2:21-22.
LONGEVITY Old Age. Ge.6:3; Ex.20:12; 1Ki. 3:11-14; Job 5:26; Ps.21:4; 34:11-13; 90:10; 91:16; Pr.3:1-2,16; 9:11; 10:27; Is. 65:20; 1Pe.3:10-11. Instances of. Adam, 930 years Ge.5:5. Seth 912 years Ge.5:8. Enos 905 years Ge.5:11. Cainan 910 years Ge.5:14. Mahalaleel 895 years Ge.5:17. Jared 962 years Ge.5:20. Enoch 365 years Ge.5:23. Methuselah 969 years Ge.5:27. Lamech 777 years Ge.5:31. Noah 950 years Ge.9:29. Shem Ge.11:11. Arphaxad Ge. 11:13. Salah Ge.11:15. Eber Ge.11:17. Peleg Ge.11:19. Reu Ge.11:21. Serug Ge. 11:23. Nahor Ge.11:25. Terah 205 years Ge.11:32. Sarah 127 years Ge.23:1. Abraham 175 years Ge.25:7. Isaac 180 years Ge.35:28. Jacob 147 years Ge.47:28. Joseph 110 years Ge.50:26. Amram 137 years Ex.6:20. Aaron 123 years Nu.33:39. Moses 120 years De.31:2; 34:7. Joshua 110 years Jos.24:29. Eli 98 years 1Sa.4:15. Barzillai 80 years 2Sa.19:32. Job, Job 42:16. Jehoiada 130 years 2Ch.24:15. Anna Lu.2:36-37. Paul Ph.1:9.
LORD God, Jesus. also a prince. Jos. 13:3; Ju.3:3; 1Sa.5:8; 6:4.
LORD'S DAY only once, in Re.1:10, used to denote the first day of the week, which commemorated the Lord's resurrection. There is every reason to conclude that John thus used the name.
LORD’S PRAYER this name wrongly given to the only form of prayer Christ taught His disciples. Mt.6:9-13. This should be called the ‘model’ or ‘pattern’ prayer, for in it Jesus teaches us how to pray. All Christian prayer should be based on the model prayer, but we should use our own words. We should not repeat the words over and over. Mt.6:7. The TRUE
Lord’s Prayer is recorded in John 17.
LORD’S SUPPER Communion. Jesus’ last supper with His disciples. Also when believers come together to remember Jesus’ Sacrifice on the cross for them by receiving and eating the elements Jesus used in the Lord’s Supper (also known as the “Last Supper”). The bread symbolizes Jesus’ body, broken for us on the cross, and the wine (or juice) represents Jesus’ Blood, shed on the cross for our sins. 1Co.10:16-17. parallels to Passover. Ex.12:17,23. different names for. Mt. 26:26. its significance. Mt.26:26; 1Co.11:24-25. background of. 1Co.11:21-22. how it should be observed. 1Co.11:27. don’t take it in unworthy manner. 1Co.11:27-34. false teachers took part in. 2Pe.2:13-14.
LORDSHIP how to accept Jesus’ lordship in all areas of life. Ro.15:5-7.
LOT his character revealed by his choices. Ge.13:10-11. failed to recognize what could hurt him. Ge.13:12. greed led him into sinful surroundings. Ge.14:12. why did he give his daughters over to perverts? Ge.19:8. compromise destroyed his witness for God. Ge.19:14. hesitation to obey almost cost his life. Ge.19:16. his daughters commit incest with him. Ge. 19:30-38. Abram rescues Lot. Ge. 14:12-16.
LUCIFER Another name for Satan. brilliant star, name given Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Is.14:12 to denote his glory.
LUKE A disciple. A physician. Co.4:14. Wrote to Theophilus. Lu.1:1-4; Ac.1:1-2. Accompanies Paul in his tour of Asia and Macedonia. Ac.16:10-13; 20:5-6. Accompanies Paul to Jerusalem. Ac. 21:1-18. Accompanies Paul to Rome. Ac. 27:1-28:31; 2Ti.4:11; Philemon 1:24.
LUKE, GOSPEL OF purpose of. Lu. 1:1-4. historical accuracy of. Lu.2:1. emphasized Jesus’ humanity. Lu.3:21.
LUKEWARM Laodicean church had become indifferent to their faith. Re.3:15.
LUKEWARMNESS, indifference, unconcern. Figurative. Je.9:3; Eze.13:5; 6:30; Ho.6:4; 10:2; Ha.1:2,4-11; 2:15-16; Mt.26:41; Re.2:4; 3:2; 3:15-16. Instances of. The Reubenites, when Deborah called on them to assist Sisera. Ju.5:16. The Jews under Nehemiah. Ne.3:5; 13:11. The church at Pergamos. Re.2:14-16. The church at Thyatira. Re.2:20-24. The church at Sardis. Re.3:1-3. The church at Laodicea. Re.3:14-16.
LUNATIC crazy, probably the same as epileptic, the symptoms of which disease were supposed to be more aggravated as the moon increased. In Mt.4:24 “lunatics” are distinguished from demoniacs. In Mt.17:15 the name “lunatic” is applied to one who is declared to have been possessed.
MACEDONIA A country in southeastern Europe. Paul has a vision concerning. Ac.16:9. Paul preaches in, at Philippi. Ac. 16:12. Paul revisits. Ac.20:1-6; 2Co.2:13; 7:5. Church at, sends contributions to the poor in Jerusalem. Ro.15:26; 2Co.8:1-5. Timothy visits. Ac.19:22. Disciples in. Ac. 19:23; 27:2.
MACHPELAH, CAVE OF Abraham’s family burial place. Ge.50:12-13. location of. Ge.23:1-20.
MADNESS Insanity. This word is used in its proper sense in De.28:34, Jn.10:20, 1Co.
14:23. It also means a reckless state of mind arising from various causes, as over-study Ec.1:17; 2:12, blind rage Lu. 6:11, or a depraved temper Ec.7:25; 9:3; 2Pe.2:16. David faked madness 1Sa.21:13 at Gath because he “was sore afraid of Achish.” A charge against the righteous 2Ki.9:11; Je.29:26; Ho.9:7; Mk.3:21; Jn. 10:20; Ac.26:24; 1Co.14:23; 2Co.5:13.
MAGDALENE, MARY a surname derived from Magdala, the place of her birth, given to one of the Marys of the Gospels to distinguish her from the other Marys Mt.27:56, 61; 28:1. A mistaken notion has prevailed that this Mary was a woman of bad character, that she was the woman who is deliberately called “a sinner” Lu.7:36-50. why she didn’t recognize Jesus. Jn.20:18. Her story is told in Mt.27-28; Mk.15-16; Lu.23-24; Jn. 19-20. She is also mentioned in Lu.8:2. When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had driven seven demons Mk.16:9.
MAGI The wise men who visited Jesus. Mt.2:1-12. who they were. Mt.2:1-2. how they responded to Jesus. Mt.2:1-2. the star they followed. Mt.2:2. Jesus’ age when they found Him. Mt.2:11. significance of their gifts to Jesus. Mt.2:11. demonstrate essence of true worship. Mt.2:11.
MAGIC includes: Astrology, Magicians, Necromancy, Sorcery, Witchcraft.
MAGIC, MAGICIANS common in palaces of ancient rulers. Ge.41:8. how could magicians duplicate Moses’ miracles? Ex.7:11. God is NOT our magician. Mt.4:5-7; Lu.6:19. what magicians did. Ac.8:9-11.
MAGICIAN person who claims to understand and explain mysteries by magic. Da.1:20. Failed to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams. Ge.41:8,24. Failed to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams. Da.2:2-13; 4:7. Brought about apparent miracles. Ex.7:11-12; 7:22; 8:7,18.
MAGOG Son of Japheth. Ge.10:2; 1 Ch. 1:5. Prophecy concerning. Eze.38:2; 39:6. Symbolic of God’s enemies. Re.20:8.
MAHER-SHALAL-HASH-BAZ means making speed to the spoil; he hastens to the prey. Longest word in Bible. Is.8:1-3. A name Isaiah was commanded first to write in large characters on a tablet, and afterwards to give as a symbolical name to a son that was to be born to him Is.8:1,3, as denoting the sudden attack on Damascus and Syria by the Assyrian army.
MAJORITY following is not always right. Ex.1:17-21; 2Sa.19:8-10. speaking up against. Nu.13:30-32.
MALACHI Last of the minor prophets. Ma.1:1. Reproves the church for its impiety. Ma.1:1-2:17; 3:7-15. Foretells the coming of the Messiah. Ma.3:1-6. Foretells the judgments on the wicked and consolations of the righteous. Ma.4:1-3. Foretells the coming of the forerunner of the Messiah. Ma.4:4-6.
MANNA Miraculously given to Israel for food in the wilderness. Ex.16:4,15; Ne. 9:15. CALLED. God’s manna. Ne.9:20. Bread of heaven. Ps.105:40. Bread from heaven. Ex.16:4; Jn.6:31. Corn of heaven. Ps.78:24. Angel’s food. Ps.78:25. Spiritual meat. 1Co.10:3. Previously unknown. De. 8:3,16. DESCRIBED AS. Like coriander seed. Ex.16:31; Nu.11:7. White. Ex.16:31. Like in colour to bdellium. Nu.11:7. Like in taste to wafers made with honey. Ex. 16:31. Like in taste to oil. Nu.11:8. Like hoar frost. Ex.16:14. Fell after the evening dew. Nu.11:9. None fell on the Sabbath day. Ex.16:26-27. Gathered every morning. Ex.16:21. An omer of, gathered for each person. Ex.16:16. Two portions of, gathered the sixth day on account of the Sabbath. Ex.16:5,22-26. He that gathered much or little had sufficient and nothing over. Ex.16:18. Melted away by the sun. Ex.16:21. GIVEN. When Israel murmured for bread. Ex.16:2-3. In answer to prayer. Ps.105:40. Through Moses. Jn. 6:31-32. To exhibit God’s glory. Ex.16:7. As a sign of Moses’s divine mission. Jn. 6:30-31. For forty years. Ne.9:21. As a test of obedience. Ex.16:4. To teach that man does not live by bread only. De.8:3; Mt.4:4. To humble and prove Israel. De. 8:16. Kept longer than a day (except on the Sabbath) it became corrupt. Ex.16:19-20. THE ISRAELITES. At first covetous of. Ex.16:17. Ground, made into cakes and baked in pans. Nu.11:8. Counted inferior to food of Egypt. Nu. 11:4-6. Loathed. Nu.21:5. Punished for despising. Nu.11:10-20. Punished for loathing. Nu.21:6. Ceased when Israel entered Canaan. Ex.16:35; Jos.5:12. ILLUSTRATIVE OF. Christ. Jn.6:32-35. Blessedness given to saints. Re.2:17. A golden pot of, laid up in the holiest for a memorial. Ex.16:32-34; He.9:4.
MARAH The first camp of the Israelites, where Moses made the bitter waters sweet. Ex.15:22-25; Nu.33:8-9.
MARK nephew of Barnabas. Col.4:10. A disciple of Jesus. Ac.12:12,25; 13:5,13. Paul and Barnabas battle concerning. Ac.15:36-39. A convert of Peter. 1Pe. 5:13. Fellow-worker with Paul at Rome. Col.4:10-11; 2Ti.4:11; Philemon 1:24.
MARK, GOSPEL OF was intended essentially for Romans. There is no reference to Jewish law, and he takes care to interpret words which a Gentile would be likely to misunderstand, such as, “Boanerges” Mk.3:17; “Talitha cumi” Mk.5:41; “Corban” Mk.7:11; “Bartimaeus” Mk.10:46; “Eloi,” Mk. 15:34. Jewish usages are also explained Mk.7:3; 14:3,12; 15:42. Only twice does he quote the O.T. Mk.1:2; 15:28. The characteristics of this Gospel are, (1) the absence of the genealogy of our Lord, (2) whom he represents as clothed with power, the “lion of the tribe of Judah.” (3.) Mark also records with wonderful minuteness the very words Mk.3:17; 5:41; 7:11, 34; 14:36 as well as the position Mk. 9:35 and gestures Mk.3:5, 34; 5:32; 9:36; 10:16 of our Lord. (4.) He records particulars of persons Mk.1:29, 36; 3:6, 22, number Mk.5:13; 6:7, place Mk,2:13; 4:1; 7:31, and time Mk.1:35; 2:1; 4:35, which the other evangelists omit. (5.) The phrase “and straightway” appears nearly forty times in this Gospel; while in Luke's Gospel, which is much longer, it is used only seven times, and in John only four times.
MARK OF THE BEAST contrasted to seal of God. Re.7:3. explanation of. Re. 13:16-18.
MARS HILL rocky hill in Athens, north-west of the Acropolis, where the Athenian supreme tribunal and court of morals was held. From some part of this hill Paul delivered the address recorded in Ac. 17:22-31 about the “Unknown God.”
MARTHA Sister of Mary and Lazarus. Jn. 11:1. Ministers to Jesus. Lu.10:38-42; Jn. 12:2. Beloved by Jesus. Jn.11:5. too busy for Jesus Lu.10:38-42 when He visits her home.
MARY The mother of Jesus. Mt.1:16; Lu. 1:26-38; 2:5-19. Visits her cousin Elisabeth. Lu.1:39-56. Attends the feast at Jerusalem, misses Jesus, seeks and finds Him in the temple. Lu.2:48-51. Is present with Jesus at a marriage in Cana of Galilee. Jn.2:1-10. Seeks Jesus when He is teaching in a house. Mt.12:46-47; Mk.3:31; Lu.8:19. Present at the cross. Jn.19:25-27. Is committed to the care of John. Jn.19:27. Dwells with the disciples in Jerusalem. Ac.1:14. Prophecies concerning. Is.7:14; Lu.2:35.
MARY Sister of Lazarus. Sits at Jesus’ feet for instruction. Lu.10:38-42. Beloved
of Jesus. Jn.11:1,5. Anoints Jesus. Mt. 26:7-13; Mk.14:3-9; Jn.11:2; 12:3.
MARY Mother of Mark and sister of Barnabas. Ac.12:12; Col.4:10. A Christian woman in Rome. Ro.16:6.
MASCHIL instructing, occurs in the title of thirteen Psalms. Ps.32, 42, 44, etc. It means a song that enforces some lesson of wisdom or piety, an academic song. In Ps. 47:7 it is rendered, “with understanding.” MASTER identifying your real master. Mt.6:24; Ro.6:16-18. has money become yours? Lu.16:13. Jesus called. Mt.8:19; 10:25; 23:8; 26:18; 26:25; 26:49; Mk.14:45; Lu.8:24; Jn.13:13-14. Jesus did not approve of the name. Mt.23:8. Scriptures relating to masters of servants. Ex.21:20-21; 21:26-27; Le.19:13; 25:43; De.5:14; 24:14-15; Job 31:13-15; Pr.22:16; 29:12,21; Je.22:13; Ma.3:5; Ro.4:4; Ep. 6:9; Col.4:1; 1Ti.5:18; Philemon 1:10-16; Ja.5:4. Instances of good. Abraham Ge.18:19. Job Job 31:13-15. The centurion. Lu.7:2. Instances of Unjust. Sarah to Hagar Ge.16:6. Laban to Jacob Ge.31:7. Potiphar’s wife to Joseph Ge.39:7-20.
MATERIALISM can entice and enslave us. Ge.14:12. antidotes for. Le.25:23; Col. 3:2-3. Satan tempts us with. Mt.4:8-10. keeping it from controlling you. Mt.6:24. can’t take it with you. Re.18:9-10.
MATTHEW Called also Levi. A receiver of customs. Becomes a disciple of Jesus. Mt.9:9-10; 10:3; Mk.2:14-15; 3:18; Lu. 5:27-29; 6:15; Ac.1:13.
MATTHEW, Gospel of. Author: Matthew (Levi), one of the twelve apostles Mk.2:14. Undoubtedly a Jew who was a Roman tax-gatherer Mt.10:3. When called by Jesus he left all and followed Him Lu.5:27-28. He made a great feast for Christ, who attended it despite the fact that the tax-gatherers belonged to a despised class Lu.5:29. Date Written: About A.D. 60. Purpose: To show that Jesus of Nazareth was the kingly Messiah of Jewish prophecy. To Whom Written: Addressed primarily to the Jews. This view is confirmed by the fact that there are about sixty references to the Jewish prophecies and about forty quotations from the O.T. Christ’s mission to the Jews is especially emphasized Mt.10:5-6; 15:24. Main Theme: Jesus is God’s promised anointed Messiah, the King of the Jews.
MATTHIAS Surnamed Justus. Chosen as an apostle in the place of Judas. Ac. 1:15-26.
MEDIATOR Jesus the mediator between God and man. Ro.1:8; 1Ti.2:5-6; He.7:25.
MEDITATION, reflection, pondering, consideration. Jos.1:8; Ps.1:2; 4:4; 19:14; 39:3; 49:3; 63:5-6; 73:12-22; 77:10-12; 104:34; 119:11,15-16,23,48,55,59,78; 119:97-99,148; 139:17-18; 143:5; 1Ti. 4:13-15. Instances of. Isaac. Ge.24:63.
MEDICINE Pr.17:22; Is.1:6; 38:21; Je. 8:22; 30:13; 46:11; 51:8-9; Eze.47:12; Lu. 10:34; Re.22:2.
MEDIATOR, Intercessor, Advocate, 1 Jn.2:1; Rom.8:34; 1Tim.2:5; Heb7:24; 9:24.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA Mentioned in Scripture as the great sea. Nu.34:6-7; Jos.1:4; 9:1; 15:12; 15:47; 23:4; Eze. 47:10; 47:15; 47:20; 48:28. Sea of the Philistines. Ex.23:31. Sea of Joppa. Ezra 3:7. The hinder sea. Zec.14:8. The uttermost sea. De.11:24. The utmost sea. Joel 2:20.
MEEKNESS a calm temper of mind, not easily provoked Ja.3:13. Peculiar promises are made to the meek Mt.5:5; Is.66:2. The cultivation of this spirit is enjoined Col. 3:12; 1Ti.6:11; Zep.2:3, and is exemplified in Christ Mt.129, Abraham Ge.13; 16:5-6. Moses Nu.12:3, David Zec.12:8; 2Sa.16:10,12, and Paul 1Co.9:19.
MEGIDDO Armegeddon. Also called Megiddon. A city in Issachar on the southern edge of the plain of Esdraelon. Jos.17:11; 1Ch.7:29. Conquest of, by Joshua. Jos.12:21. Walled by Solomon. 1Ki.9:15. Included in one of Solomon’s commissary districts. 1Ki.4:12. Ahaziah dies at. 2Ki.9:27. Valley of, Deborah defeats Sisera in. Ju.5:19. Josiah slain at. 2Ki.23:29-30; 2Ch.35:22-24. Prophecy concerning. Zec.12:11. Final battle of the world will be there. Re.16:16.
MELCHIZEDEK, MELCHESEDEC. King of Salem. Ge. 14:18-20; Ps.110:4. A priest and symbol of Christ. He.5:6,10; 6:20-7:21. Some think he was the pre-incarnate Christ.
MERCURY, MERCURIUS a heathen god of the Greeks Ac.14:12, represented as the constant attendant of Jupiter, and the god of eloquence. The inhabitants of Lystra mistook Paul for this god.
MERCY abundant compassion for the miserable. It reaches out to those in misery. The atoning Sacrifice of Christ opened a way for God to exercise mercy towards the sons of men, in harmony with the demands of truth and righteousness Ge.19:19; Ex.20:6; 34:6-7; Ps.85:10; 86:15-16. In Christ mercy and truth are joined together. Mercy is that part of love, which is especially directed toward the needy or unworthy. Divine mercy is: Eternal Ps.103:17; 106:1. Boundless Ps. 108:4; 119:64. Prolongs Life Lam.3:22-23. Encourages Us To Repentance Joel 2:13. Forgives Sin Mi.7:18; Lu.1:50; Ep.2:4. Makes Salvation Possible Tit.3:5. Mercy is Commanded. 2Sa.19:22; 21:7; 1Ki. 2:26; Pr.3:3; 11:17; Is.16:5; Je.38:9; Ho. 12:6; Mi.6:8; Mt.5:7; Lu.6:36; Ja.2:13. Human Examples. Saul 1Sa.11:13. David 1Sa.26:9; 2Sa.19:22. Solomon 1Ki. 1:52. Elisha 2Ki.6:22. Christ Lu.9:55; Jn. 8:7. Mercy is also a Christian grace. Mt.5:7; 18:33-35.
MERCY SEAT The covering of the ark. Description of. Ex.25:17-22. Placed on the ark of the testimony. Ex.26:34; 30:6; 31:7; 40:20; He. 9:5. Materials of, to be a freewill offering. Ex.35:4-12. Made by Bezaleel. Ex.37:1; 37:6-9. Sprinkled with blood. Le.16:14-15. The shekinah upon. Ex.25:22; 30:6; 30:36; Le.16:2; Nu.7:89; 17:4; 1Sa.4:4; 2Sa.6:2; 2Ki.19:15; 1Ch.13:6; Ps.80:1; 99:1; Is. 37:16; He.4:16. In Solomon’s temple. 1Ch.28:11.
MESSENGER an angel; a messenger who runs on foot; the bearer of dispatches. Job 1:14; 1Sa.11:7; 2Ch.36:22. the swift of foot 2Ki.9:18. Figurative. Ha.1:13; Ma.2:7; 3:1; 4:5-6; Mt.11:10; Mk.1:2; Lu.7:27. Of Satan. 2Co.12:7.
MESSIAH, Christ. anointed. Balaam foretells his coming. Nu.24:15-19. described by David in the psalms. Ps.22:1. as a suffering servant. Is.53:1; 53:4-5; 53:7-12. no excuse for rejecting Him. Is.53:6. Matthew written to present Jesus as. Mt.1:1; 12:17-21; 21:2-5. Jews’ wrong expectations of. Mt. 2:4; 10:7; 16:20. came for Gentiles too. Mt.8:11-12. Pharisees’ misunderstandings about. Mt.22:41-45. how John prepared people for coming of. Lu.1:17. confirming His virgin birth. Lu.1:34. His actions proved His identity. Lu.7:20-22. O.T. points to. Lu. 24:44-46.
MESSIANIC HOPE. Examples of: Joseph of Arimathea Mk.15:43. Simeon Lu.2:26. Anna Lu.2:38. The Jewish People Lu.3:15. John the Baptist Jn.1:31. The Woman of Samaria Jn.4:25. Abraham Jn.8:56. The Twelve Tribes Ac.26:7.
MESSIANIC PROPHECIES. Ge.3:15; 12:3; 49:10; De.18:15; Ps.2:2; 45:2; 68:18; 69:21; 110:1; 118:22; 132:11; Is.2:4; 7:14; 9:2,7; 11:10; 25:8; 28:16; 42:1; 49:6; 52:14; 53:2; 55:4; 59:16; 61:1; 62:11; 63:1; Je. 23:5; Eze.17:22; Da.2:34; 2:44; 7:13; 9:25; Mi.5:2; Hag.2:7; Zec.3:8; 6:12; 9:9; 11:12; 12:10; 13:7; Mal.3:1; Mt.1:22; 2:4,15; 8:17; Mk.1:2; 15:28; Lu.1:70; 4:17; 18:31; 24:27; 24:44; Jn.1:45; 4:25; 5:39; 5:46; 8:18; 19:28; Ac.2:30; 3:18,24; 7:37; 8:32; 10:43; 13:27; 13:32; 17:3; 18:28; 26:6,22; Ro.1:2; 9:4; 15:8; 16:26; Ga.3:23; 1Pe.1:11.
Fulfillment By Christ. Mt.1:22; 2:15; 2:23; 3:3; 4:14; 5:17; 8:17; 12:17; 13:14; 13:35; 21:4; 26:24; 26:54; 26:56; 27:9; 27:35; 27:60; Mk.11:7; 14:21; 14:49; 15:28; Lu.4:21; 18:31; 20:16; 21:22; 24:44; Jn.12:14,16,38; 15:25; 17:12; 18:9; 18:32; 19:24,28,36; Ac.3:18; 13:29; 13:33.
MESSIANIC PSALMS. Ps.2:1-12; 16:7-11; 22:1-21; 27:12; 35:11; 34:20; 40:6-8; 41:0; 45:1-7; 67:1-7; 68:28 to 69:36; 72:1-19; 89:3-4,35-36; 93:1-5; 96:1 to 99:9; 109:3-5,7-8; 110:1-7; 118:19-29.
METHUSELAH man of the dart. the son of Enoch, grandfather of Noah. The oldest man of whom we have any record, dying at the age of 969 in the year of the Flood Ge.5:21-27; 1Ch.1:3; Lu.3:37.
MICAH The Morasthite, so called to distinguish him from Micaiah, the son of Imlah 1Ki.22:8. He was a prophet of Judah, a contemporary of Isaiah Mi.1:1, a native of Moresheth of Gath Mi.1:14-15. Very little is known of his life Je.26:18-19.
MIDIANITES who they were. Nu.31:1; Ju.6:2. Gideon defeats them. Ju.6:11-7:25.
MILK explanation of the phrase “land flowing with milk and honey.” Ex.3:17. Used for food. Ge.18:8; Ju.4:19; Song 5:1; Eze.25:4; 1Co.9:7. Of goats. Pr.27:27. Of sheep. De.32:14; Is.7:21-22. Of camels. Ge.32:15. Of cows. De.32:14; 1Sa.6:7,10. Churned. Pr.30:33. Kid not to be seethed in its mother’s. Ex.23:19; De.14:21. Figurative. Ex.3:8,17; 13:5; 33:3; Nu. 13:27; De.26:9,15; Is.55:1; 60:16; Je. 11:5; 32:22; Eze.20:6; Joel 3:18; 1Co.3:2; He.5:12-13; 1Pe.2:2.
MINISTER, a sacred teacher. Faithful Instances of. Moses. De.4:26; 30:19; He. 3:2,5. Micaiah. 2Ch.18:12-13. Azariah. 2Ch.26:16-20. Balaam. Nu.22:18; 22:38; 23:8; 23:12; 24:12-14. Nathan. 2Sa. 12:1-14. Isaiah. Is.22:4-5; 39:3-7. Jeremiah. Je.17:16; 26:1-15; 28:1-17; 37:9-10; 37:16-18. John the Baptist. Mt.3:2-12; Mk.6:18-28; Lu.3:7-9; 3:19. Peter. Ac.8:18-23. Paul. Ac.20:26-27; Col. 1:7. The apostles. Ac.3:12-26; 4:9-13; 4:19-20,31; 5:21,29-32.
MIRACLE(S) acts that defy the laws of nature. how could Egyptian magicians duplicate Moses’ miracles? Ex.7:11. can be deceiving. Ex.7:12. some are quiet. Ex.7:17; Nu.26:64. may happen more than you realize. Ex.8:19; Ps.106:2. the parting of the Red Sea. Ex.14:21-22.God provides them as needed. Jos.5:11-12. why did Gideon ask God for more? Ju.6:39. come from simple acts of obedience. 1Ki. 17:13-16. will not solve all our problems. 1Ki.17:17. what Jesus’ miracles suggested beforehand. Mt.8:16-17. they alone don’t convince others to follow Christ. Mt. 12:38-40; 16:4; Ac.14:3-4. religious leaders demand one from Jesus. Mt. 12:38-40; 16:1. why Pharisees refused to believe. Mk.3:22-27. why Jesus didn’t want news of them to spread. Mk.5:43; 7:36. what Jesus’ miracles demonstrated. Jn.2:11. how we shut out God’s miracles. Jn.5:16. how healing miracles affected early church. Ac.5:16. purpose of Jesus’ miracles versus Satan’s. 2Th.2:9; Re. 13:14.
MIRACLES OF CHRIST, THE Water turned to wine. Jn.2:6-10. Nobleman’s son healed. Jn.4:46-53. Centurion’s servant healed. Mt.9:5-13. Draughts of fish. Lu. 5:4-6; Jn.21:6. Devils cast out. Mt. 8:28-32; 9:32-33; 15:22-28; 17:14-18; Mk.1:23-27. Peter’s wife’s mother healed. Mt.8:14-15. Lepers cleansed. Mt.8:3; Lu. 17:14. Paralytic healed. Mk.2:3-12. Withered hand restored. Mt.12:10-13. Impotent man healed. Jn.5:5-9. The dead raised to life. Mt.9:18; 19:23-25; Lu. 7:12-15; Jn.11:11-44. Issue of blood stopped. Mt.9:20-22. The blind made to see. Mt.9:27-30; Mk.8:22-25; Jn.9:1-7. The deaf and dumb cured. Mk.7:32-35. The multitude fed. Mt.14:15-21; 15:32-38. His walking on the sea. Mt.14:25-27. Peter walking on the sea. Mt.14:29. Tempest stilled. Mt.8:23-26; 14:32. Sudden arrival of the ship. Jn.6:21. Tribute money. Mt.17:27. Woman healed of infirmity. Lu.13:11-13. Dropsy cured. Lu. 14:2-4. Fig tree blighted. Mt.21:19. Malchus healed. Lu.22:50-51. Performed before the messengers of John. Lu. 7:21-22. Many and divers diseases healed. Mt.4:23-24; 14:14; 15:30; Mk.1:34; Lu. 6:17-19. His transfiguration. Mt.17:1-8; Mk.9:2-8; Lu.9:28-36. His resurrection. Lu.24:6; Jn.10:18. His appearance to His disciples, the doors being shut. Jn.20:19. His ascension. Lu.24:50-51; Ac.1:9.
MIRACLE OF THE LOAVES. 2Ki. 4:43; Mt.14:17; 15:34; Mk.6:38,52; Lu. 9:16; Jn.6:11.
MIRACLES of the Disciples. By the seventy. Lu.10:17-20. By other disciples. Mk.9:39; Jn.14:12. By the apostles. Ac. 3:6,12-13,16; 4:10,30; 9:34-35; 16:18. Peter cures the sick. Ac.5:15-16. Peter cures Aeneas. Ac.9:34. Peter raises Dorcas. Ac.9:40. Peter causes the death of Ananias and Sapphira. Ac.5:5,10. Peter and John cure a lame man. Ac.3:2-11. Peter and other apostles delivered from prison. Ac.5:19-23; 12:6-11; 16:26. Philip carried away by the Spirit. Ac.8:39. Paul strikes Elymas with blindness. Ac.13:11. Paul heals a cripple. Ac.14:10. Paul casts out evil spirits, and cures sick. Ac.16:18; 19:11-12; 28:8-9. Paul raises Eutychus to life. Ac.20:9-12. Paul shakes a viper off his hand. Ac.28:5. Paul cured of blindness. Ac.9:3-6,17-18.
MIRACLES THROUGH EVIL AGENTS. Performed through the power of the devil. 2Th.2:9; Re.16:14. WROUGHT. In support of false religions. De.13:1-2. By false christs. Mt.24:24. By false prophets. Mt.24:24; Re.19:20. A mark of the Apostasy. 2Th.2:3,9; Re.13:13. Not to be regarded. De.13:3. Deceive the ungodly. 2Th.2:10-12; Re.13:14; 19:20. Exemplified. Magicians of Egypt. Ex.7:11,22; 8:7. Witch of Endor. 1Sa.28:7-14. Simon Magus. Ac. 8:9-11.
MIRACLES PERFORMED THROUGH SERVANTS OF GOD Moses and Aaron. Rod turned into a serpent. Ex.4:3; 7:10. Rod restored. Ex. 4:4. Hand made leprous. Ex.4:6. Hand healed. Ex.4:7. Water turned into blood. Ex.4:9, 30. River turned into blood. Ex. 7:20. Frogs brought. Ex.8:6. Frogs removed. Ex.8:13. Lice brought. Ex. 8:17. Flies brought. Ex.8:21-24. Flies removed. Ex.8:31. Murrain of beasts. Ex.9:3-6. Boils and blains brought. Ex.9:10-11. Hail brought. Ex.9:23. Hail removed. Ex.9:33. Locusts brought. Ex.10:13. Locusts removed. Ex.10:19. Darkness brought. Ex.10:22. The first-born destroyed. Ex. 12:29. The red-sea divided. Ex.14:21-22. Egyptians overwhelmed. Ex.14:26-28. Water sweetened. Ex.15:25. Water from rock in Horeb. Ex.17:6. Amalek vanquished. Ex.17:11-13. Destruction of Korah. Nu.16:28-32. Water from rock in Kadesh. Nu.20:11. Healing by brazen serpent. Nu.21:8-9. JOSHUA. Waters of Jordan divided. Jos.3:10-17. Jordan restored to its course. Jos.4:18. Jericho taken. Jos.6:6-20. The sun and moon stayed. Jos.10:12-14. GIDEON. Midianites destroyed. Ju.7:16-22. SAMSON. A lion killed. Ju.14:6. Philistines killed. Ju.14:19; 15:15. The gates of Gaza carried away. Ju. 16:3. Dagon’s house pulled down. Ju.16:30. SAMUEL. Thunder and rain in harvest. 1Sa.12:18. THE PROPHET OF JUDAH. Jeroboam’s hand withered. 1Ki.13:4. The altar rent. 1Ki.13:5. The withered hand restored. 1Ki.13:6. ELIJAH. Drought caused. 1Ki.17:1; Ja.5:17. Meal and oil multiplied. 1Ki.17:14-16. A child restored to life. 1Ki.17:22-23. Sacrifice consumed by fire. 1Ki.18:36, 38. Men destroyed by fire. 2Ki.1:10-12. Rain brought. 1Ki. 18:41-45; Ja.5:18. Waters of Jordan divided. 2Ki.2:8. Taken to heaven. 2Ki. 2:11. ELISHA. Waters of Jordan divided. 2Ki.2:14. Waters healed. 2Ki.2:21-22. Children torn by bears. 2Ki.2:24. Oil multiplied. 2Ki.4:1-7. Child restored to life. 2Ki.4:32-35. Naaman healed. 2Ki.5:10,14. Gehazi struck with leprosy. 2Ki.5:27. Iron swims. 2Ki.6:6. Syrians smitten with blindness. 2Ki.6:20. Syrians restored to sight. 2Ki.6:20. A man restored to life. 2Ki.13:21. ISAIAH. Hezekiah healed. 2Ki.20:7. Shadow put back on the dial. 2 Kings 20:11.
MIRACLES, Other surrounding Christ’s birth. Conception by Elisabeth. Lu.1:18; 1:24-25. The incarnation of Jesus. Mt. 1:18-25; Lu.1:26-80. The appearance of the star of Bethlehem. Mt.2:1-9. The deliverance of Jesus. Mt.2:13-23. Miraculous gifts of the Holy Ghost. Foretold. Is.35:4-6; Joel 2:28-29. Of different kinds. 1Co.12:4-6. Enumerated. 1Co.12:8-10,28. Christ was endued with. Mt.12:28. Poured out on Pentecost. Ac.2:1-4. Called Marvelous Things. Ps. 78:12. Called Marvelous Works. Ps.105:5; Is.29:14. Called Signs and Wonders. Je. 32:21; Jn.4:48; 2Co.12:12. Performed through the power of God. Jn.3:2; Ac. 14:3; 15:12; 19:11. Performed through the power of the Holy Ghost. Mt.12:28; Ro. 15:19; 1Co.12:9-10,28,30. Performed in the name of Christ. Mk.16:17; Ac.3:16; 4:30. Faith required in those who perform. Mt.17:20; 21:21; Jn.4:12; Ac.3:16; 6:8. Faith required in those for whom they were performed. Mt.9:28; Mk.9:22-24; Ac.14:9.
MIRIAM, Moses’ sister. she opened the door to opportunity. Ex.2:7-8. prophetess and musician. Ex.15:20. criticized Moses for wrong reason. Nu. 12:1. punished for her wrong attitude. Nu. 12:14.
MIRROR Of brass. Job 37:18. Given by the Israelite women to be melted for the basin. Ex.38:8. Figurative. 1Co.13:12; 2Co.3:18; Ja.1:23-24.
MOAB Son of Lot. Ge.19:37. Plains of. Israelites come in. De.2:17-18. Military forces numbered in. Nu.26:3; 26:63. The law rehearsed in, by Moses. Nu. 35:1-36:13; De.29:1-33:29. The Israelites renew their covenant in. De.29:1. The land of promise allotted in. Jos.13:32.
MOCKING, Scoffing, scorning. Ishmael mocks Sarah. Ge.21:9. Elijah mocks the priests of Baal. 1Ki.18:27. Zedekiah mocks Micaiah. 1Ki.22:24. Children mock Elisha. 2Ki.2:23. The tormentors of Job mock. Job 15:12; 30:1. The persecutors of Jesus mock Him. Mt.26:67-68; 27:28-31; 27:39-44; Mk.10:34; 14:65; 15:17-20; 15:29-32; Lu.23:1-56; Jn.19:2-3; 19:5;
1Pe.2:23. The Ammonites mock God. Eze.25:3. Tyre mocks Jerusalem. Eze. 26:2. The hard-hearted wicked mock. Is. 28:15; 28:22; 2Pe.3:3.
MOLECH Also called Moloch and Milcom. An Ammonite idol. Ac.7:43. Worshiped by the wives of Solomon, and by Solomon. 1Ki.11:1-8. Children sacrificed to. Le.18:21; 20:2-5; 2Ki.16:3; 21:6; 23:10; 2Ch.28:3; Is.57:5; Je.7:31; 32:35; Eze.16:20-21; 20:26; 20:31; 23:37; 23:39.
MOLTEN SEA, THE. great basin made by Solomon for the use of the priests in the temple 1Ki.7:23-26; 2Ch.4:2-5. It stood in the south-eastern corner of the inner court. It was about 15 feet high, and about 45 feet in circumference. It was made of brass 1Ch. 18:8. also see 2Ki.16:17; 25:13.
MONEY Love of, the root of all evil. 1Ti.6:10.
MONEY CHANGERS bankers sitting in the Temple exchanging foreign coins to local currency for a fee. Their activities in temple area. Mk.11:15-17; Jn.2:14.
why Jesus cleared them from temple. Mt.21:12
PARACLETE, Holy Spirit, Helper. Abides Forever Jn.14:16.
MONTHS Sun and moon designed to mark out. Ge.1:14. The patriarchs computed time by. Ge.29:14. The Jews computed time by. Ju.11:37; 1Sa.6:1; 1Ki.4:7. Commenced with first appearance of new moon. Nu.10:10; Ps.81:3. Originally had no names. Ge.7:11; 8:4. The year composed of twelve. 1Ch.27:2-15; Es.2:12; Re.22:2. NAMES OF THE TWELVE MONTHS. 1-Abib, Or Nisan, April Ex.13:4. 2-Zif, May 1Ki.6:1 3-Sivan, June Est.8:9. 4-Tammuz, July Je. 39:2; Zec.8:19. 5-Ab, August Nu.33:38; Zec.7:3. 6-Elul, September Ne.6:15. 7-Ethanim, Or Tisri, October 1Ki.8:2. 8-Bul, November 1Ki.6:38. 9-Chisleu, December Ezr.10:9. 10-Tebeth, January Est.2:16. 11-Sebat, February Zec.1:7. 12-Adar, March Est.3:7. Idolaters forecast by. Is.47:13. Observance of, condemned. Ga.4:10.
MOON Created by God. Ge.1:16; Ps.8:3; 136:7-9. Its light. Job 31:26; Ec.12:2; Song 6:10; Je.31:35; 1Co.15:41. Its influences. De.33:14; Ps.121:6. Seasons of (months). Ps.104:19. Joseph’s dream concerning. Ge. 37:9. Stands still. Jos.10:12-13; Hab.3:11. Worship of, forbidden. De.4:19; 17:3. Worshipped. 2Ki.23:5; Job 31:26-27; Je. 7:18; 8:2; 44:17-19; 44:25. No light of, in heaven. Re.21:23. Darkening of. Job 25:5; Is.13:10; 24:23; Eze.32:7; Joel 2:10; 2:31; 3:15; Mt.24:29; Mk.13:24; Lu.21:25; Ac. 2:20; Re.6:12; 8:12. Illustrative. Shining of. Is.30:26; 60:19; Re.21:23. Symbolic. Re. 12:1. Feast of the New Moon. Nu.10:10; 28:11-15; 1Ch.23:31; 2Ch.31:3; Ezra 3:5. Traffic at time of, prohibited. Amos 8:5.
MORALS, VALUES what do you allow to influence yours? Ex.23:24-25; Ro.1:25; 12:3. Gideon’s lack of caused family strife. Ju.8:31. foundation of one’s authority. 2Sa. 3:7. what you cherish shows your values. 2Ch.13:8. God the source of. 2Ki.17:27-29. God’s are opposed to society’s. Ps.146:9. adjusting to culture without compromising them. Da.1:12. heavenly versus earthly ones. Mt.6:24. valuing things above human life. Mt.8:34. Jesus turns the world’s values around. Mt.19:30. judging others by wrong ones. Lu.3:2. how well do you reflect kingdom values? Lu.12:34. society’s values can make believers feel like misfits. Jn. 16:20. we do wrong when we know what’s right. Ro.2:12-15. how the church should handle moral judgments. Ro.14:10-12. what to do when the Bible is silent on a moral issue. Ro.14:23. why we should live by God’s standards. 1Co.6:19-20. being good versus being godly. Ep.2:3. what you value shows how eternal your perspective is. Phil.1:20-21.
MORDECAI A Jewish captive in Persia. Es.2:5-6. Foster father of Esther. Es.2:7. Informs Ahasuerus of a conspiracy against his life, and is rewarded. Es.2:21-23; 6:1-11 Promoted in Haman’s place. Es.8:1-2; 8:15; 10:1-3. Intercedes with Ahasuerus for the Jews; establishes the festival of Purim in commemoration of their deliverance. Es. 8:1-9:32.
MORTALITY physical death. Ge.27:2; Job 4:19; 10:9; Ps.89:48; 103:16; Ec.3:20; Eze.32:25; 1Co.15:53; 2Co.4:7,16; 5:1,4; He.9:27. Humans Are Like Withering Grass. Ps.39:5; 90:5-6; 103:15-16; 129:6; Is.37:27; 40:6-7; Ja.1:10; 1Pe.1:24.
MOUNT OF OLIVES. why it was called “Hill of Corruption.” 2Ki.23:13. in Ezekiel’s vision. Eze.11:23. Jesus talks there about end times. Mt.24:3.
MOUNT OF THE CONGREGATION only in Is.14:13. a mythic mountain of the Babylonians, considered by them as the seat of their gods. It was in the far north, depicted as a mountain called Im-Kharasak, “the mighty mountain of Bel, whose head reaches heaven, whose root is the holy deep.” They are said to have identified it with mount El-wend, near Ecbatana.
MOUNT SINAI. significance of. Ex. 19:2-3; De.1:6-7. Elijah flees to. 1Ki.19:8. Israelites journey to. Ex.16:31-20:21. Israelites camp there. Le.1:1-27:34. Israelites Departure from Sinai. Nu. 10:11-13. Elijah escapes to when he flees from Jezebel. 1Ki.19:1-18.
MOUNTAIN Melted. De.4:11; 5:23; Ju. 5:5; Ps.97:5; Is.64:1-3; Mi.1:4; Na.1:5. Overturning and removing of. Job 9:5; 14:18; 28:9; Eze.38:20. Abraham offers Isaac upon Mount Moriah, afterward called Mount Zion, the site of the temple. Ge.22:2. Horeb appointed as a place for the Israelites to worship. Ex.3:12. Used for idolatrous worship. De.12:2; 1Sa. 10:5; 1Ki.14:23; Je.3:6; Ho.4:13. Jesus tempted upon. Mt.4:8; Lu.4:5. Jesus preaches from. Mt.5:1. Jesus goes up into, for prayer. Mt.14:23; Lu.6:12; 9:28. Jesus is transfigured upon. Mt.17:1-9; Mk. 9:2-10; Lu.9:28-36. Jesus meets His disciples on, after His resurrection. Mt. 28:16-17. Signals from. Is.13:2; 18:3; 28:16-17; 30:17. Our mountains can be removed by faith. Mt.17:20; 21:21; Mk. 11:23.
MOUNTAINS The elevated parts of the earth. Ge.7:19-20. GOD. Formed. Am. 4:13. Set fast. Ps.65:6. Gives strength to. Ps.95:4. Weighs, in a balance. Is.40:12. Waters, from His chambers. Ps.104:13. Parches, with drought. Hag.1:11. Causes, to smoke. Ps.104:32; 144:5. Sets the foundations of, on fire. De.32:22. Makes waste. Is.42:15. Causes, to tremble. Nah.1:5; Hab.3:10. Causes, to skip. Ps. 114:4,6. Causes, to melt. Ju.5:5; Ps.97:5; Is.64:1,3. Removes. Job 9:5. Overturns. Job 9:5; 28:9. Scatters. Hab.3:6. Made to glorify God. Ps.148:9. CALLED: God’s mountains. Is.49:11. The ancient mountains. De.33:15. The everlasting mountains. Hab.3:6. Perpetual hills. He. 3:6. Everlasting hills. Ge.49:26. Pillars of heaven. Job 26:11. Many exceedingly high. Ps.104:18; Is.2:14. Collect the vapors which ascend from the earth. Ps. 104:6,8. Are the sources of springs and rivers. De.8:7; Ps.104:8-10. Canaan abounded in. De.11:11. Volcanic fires of, alluded to. Is.64:1-2; Jer.51:25; Na.1:5-6. MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE. Ararat. Ge.8:4. Abarim. Nu.33:47-48. Amalek. Ju.12:15. Bashan. Ps.68:15. Bethel. 1Sa.13:2. Carmel. Jos.15:55; 19:26; 2Ki. 19:23. Ebal. De.11:29; 27:13. Ephraim. Jos.17:15; Ju.2:9. Gerizim. De.11:29; Ju. 9:7. Gilboa. 1Sa.31:1; 2Sa.1:6,21. Gilead. Ge.31:21,25; Song 4:1. Hachilah. 1Sa. 23:19. Hermon. Jos.13:11. Hor. Nu. 20:22; 34:7-8. Horeb. Ex.3:1. Lebanon. De.3:25. Mizar. Ps.42:6. Moreh. Ju.7:1. Moriah. Ge.22:2; 2Ch.3:1. Nebo (part of Abarim). Nu.32:3; De.34:1. Olives or mount of corruption. 1Ki.11:7; 2Ki.23:13; Lu.21:37. Pisgah (part of Abarim). Nu. 21:20; De.34:1. Seir. Ge.14:6; 36:8. Sinai. Ex.19:2; 18:20,23; 31:18. Sion. 2Sa.5:7. Tabor. Ju.4:6,12,14. A defense to a country. Ps.125:2. Afford refuge in time of danger. Ge.14:10; Ju.6:2; Mt.24:16; He. 11:38. Afforded pasturage. Ex.3:1; 1Sa. 25:7; 1Ki.22:17; Ps.147:8; Am.4:1. ABOUNDED WITH. Herbs. Pr.27:25. Minerals. De.8:9. Precious things. De. 33:15. Stone for building. 1Ki.5:14,17; Da.2:45. Forests. 2Ki.19:23; 2Ch.2:2, 8-10. Vineyards. 2Ch.26:10; Je.31:5. Spices. Song 4:6; 8:14. Deer. 1Ch.12:8; Song 2:8. Game. 1Sa.26:20. Wild beasts. Song 4:8; Hab.2:17. Often inhabited. Ge. 36:8; Jos.11:21. Sometimes selected as places for divine worship. Ge.22:2,5; Ex.3:12; Is.2:2. Often selected as places for idolatrous worship. De.12:2; 2Ch. 21:11. Proclamations often made from. Is. 40:9. Beacons or ensigns often raised upon. Is.13:2; 30:17. ILLUSTRATIVE. Of difficulties. Is.40:4; Zec.4:7; Mt.17:20. Of persons in authority. Ps.72:3; Is.44:23. Of the church of God. Is.2:2; Da.2:35, 44-45. Of God’s righteousness. Ps.36:6. Of proud and haughty persons. Is.2:14. (Burning) of destructive enemies. Je. 51:25; Re.8:8. (Break forth into singing) of exceeding joy. Is.44:23; 55:12. (Threshing of) of heavy judgments. Is. 41:15. (Made waste) of desolation. Is. 42:15; Mal.1:3. (Dropping new wine) of abundance. Amos 9:13.
MOURNING For the dead. Head uncovered. Le.10:6; 21:10. Lying on ground. 2Sa.14:2. Personal appearance neglected. 2Sa.12:16. Cutting the flesh. Le. 19:28; 21:1-5; De.14:1; Je.16:6-7; 41:5. Lamentations. Ge.50:10; Ex.12:30; 1Sa. 30:4; Je.22:18; Mt.2:17-18. Fasting. 1Sa. 31:13; 2Sa.1:12; 3:35. Priests prohibited, except for nearest of kin. Le.21:1-11. For Nadab and Abihu forbidden. Le.10:6. Sexes separated in. Zec.12:12,14. Hired mourners. 2Ch.35:25; Ec.12:5; Je.9:17; Mt.9:23. Abraham mourned for Sarah. Ge.23:2. Egyptians mourned for Jacob seventy days. Ge.50:1-3. Israelites mourned for Aaron thirty days. Nu.20:29. David’s laments over the death of Saul and his sons. 2Sa.1:17-27. David’s laments over the death of Abner. 2Sa.3:33-34. David’s laments over the death of Absalom. 2Sa.18:33. Jeremiah and the singing men and singing women lament for Josiah. 2Ch.35:25. For calamities and other sorrows. Rending the garments. Ge. 37:29; 37:34; 44:13; Nu.14:6; Ju.11:35; 2Sa.1:2,11; 3:31; 13:19; 13:31; 15:32; 2Ki.2:12; 5:8; 6:30; 11:14; 19:1; 22:11; 22:19; Ezra 9:3,5; Job 1:20; 2:12; Is.37:1; Je.41:5; Mt.26:65; Ac.14:14. Wearing mourning clothes. Ge.38:14; 2Sa.14:2. Cutting or plucking off the hair and beard. Ezra 9:3; Je.7:29. Covering the head and face. 2Sa.15:30; 19:4; Es.6:12; Je.14:3-4. Covering the upper lip. Le.13:45; Eze. 24:17,22; Mic.3:7. Laying aside ornaments. Ex.33:4,6. Walking barefoot. 2Sa.15:30; Is. 20:2. Laying the hand on the head. 2Sa. 13:19; Je.2:37. Ashes put on the head. Eze. 27:30. Dust on the head. Jos.7:6. Dressing in black. Je.14:2. Sitting on the ground. Is.3:26. Caused ceremonial defilement. Le. 21:1; Nu.19:11-16; 31:19. Prevented offerings from being accepted. De.26:14; Ho.9:4.
MULE Uses of. For royal riders. 2Sa. 13:29; 18:9; 1Ki.1:33,38. Ridden by posts. Es.8:10,14. Ridden by saints in Isaiah’s prophetic vsion of the kingdom of Christ. Is.66:20. Ridden as pack animals. 2Ki. 5:17; 1Ch.12:40. Tribute paid in. 1Ki. 10:25. Used in barter. Eze.27:14. Used by the captivity in returning from Babylon. Ezra 2:66; Ne.7:68. Used in war. Zec. 14:15.
MURDER Wilful murder, distinguished from accidental homicide, and was punished with death. Nu.35:16,18,21,31; Le.24:17. This law was founded on the fact of man's having been made in the likeness of God. Ge.9:5-6; Jn.8:44; 1Jn.3:12,15. The Mosiac law prohibited the reprieve of the murderer. Ex.21:12,14; De.19:11,13; 2Sa. 17:25; 20:10. Two witnesses were required in any capital case. Nu.35:19-30; De. 17:6-12. If the murderer could not be discovered, the city nearest the scene of the murder was required to make expiation for the crime committed. De.21:1-9. These offenses were also to be punished with death, (1) striking a parent; (2) cursing a parent; (3) kidnapping Ex.21:15-17; De. 27:16.
MURMURING Bellyaching, Doubting, Envy, Ingratitude, Discontentment. of the Hebrews in the wilderness, called forth the displeasure of God, which was only averted by the earnest prayer of Moses. Nu.11:33-34; 12; 14:27, 30-31; 16:3; 21:4-6; Ps.106:25. Forbidden by Paul. 1Co.10:10. Against God. Ex.5:22-23; 16:8; 16:12; Nu.14:26-37; 17:10-11; Job 15:11-12; 33:12-13; 34:37; Ps.37:1; 44:9-26; 73:13-22; 78:17-21; Pr.19:3; Ec. 7:10; Je.15:10; La.3:39; Mal.3:14; Lu. 10:40; Ro.9:19-20; 1Co.10:10; Phil.2:14; Ja.5:9; Jude 1:16. Instances of. Cain. Ge. 4:13-14. Rachel. Ge.30:1. Moses. Ex. 5:22-23; Nu.11:11-15. Israelites. Ex.5:21; 14:11-12; 15:23-24; 16:2-3; 17:2-3; Nu. 11:1-10; 11:33; 14:1-45; 16:41; 20:2-5; 21:5-6; De.1:27-28; Ps.106:24-26. Korah. Nu.16:8-11. Job. Job 3:1-26; 6:1-7:21; 9:1-10:22; 13:1-28; 19:1-29; 23:1-17; 30:1-31. David. 2Sa.6:8; Ps.116:10-11. Asaph. Ps.73:3. Elijah. 1Ki.19:4; 19:10. Solomon. Ec.2:17-18. Hezekiah. Is.38:10-18. Jeremiah. Je.20:14-18; La. 3:1-66. Jonah. Jon.4:1-11. Jews, against Jesus. Jn.6:41-43; 6:52.
MURRAIN destruction,” a “great mortality.” the fifth plague that fell on the Egyptians. Ex.9:3. A disease that resulted in the sudden and widespread death of the cattle. It was confined only to the cattle of the Egyptians. Ex.9:6; Ps.78:50.
MUSTARD SEED Jesus’ illustration of. Mt.13:31-32; Lu.17:6.
MYRRH A fragrant gum, product of the land of Canaan. Song 4:6,14; 5:1. One of the compounds in the sacred anointing oil. Ex.30:23. Used as a perfume. Es.2:12; Ps. 45:8; Pr.7:17; Song 3:6; 5:13. Brought by wise men as a present to Jesus. Mt.2:11. Offered to Jesus on the cross. Mk.15:23. Used for embalming. Jn.19:39.• Traffic in. Ge.37:25; 43:11.
MYSTERY something not discussed in depth in the O.T. but revealed in the N.T. Calling of the Gentiles into the Church Ep.1:9-10; 3:8-11; Col. 1:25-27. The New Birth Jn.3:8. Providence Ro.11:33. The Future Life 1Co.15:51. The Incarnation 1Ti.3:16. Suffering He.12:11. Christ And Redemption. Ro.16:25; 1Co. 2:7; Ep.1:9; 3:4; 3:9; Col.1:26-27; 2:2; 4:3 1Tim.3:16. The resurrection of the dead 1Co.15:51. doctrines which cannot be fully understood by finite intelligence Mt.13:11; Ro.11:25; 1Co.13:2. the union between Christ and His people symbolized by the marriage union Ep.5:31-32. the Gospel Ep.6:19. the seven stars and the seven candlesticks Re.1:20. the woman clothed in scarlet Re.17:7. The anti-Christian power working 2Th.2:7.
NAAMAN Son of Benjamin. Ge.46:21. Son of Bela. Nu.26:40; 1Ch.8:4. Son of Ehud. 1Ch.8:7. A Syrian general. Healed of leprosy by Elisha. 2Ki.5:1-23; Lu.4:27. learned lessons in humility and obedience. 2 Ki.5:9-15; 5:12.
NABOTH A Jezreelite. His vineyard forcibly taken by Ahab; stoned at the instigation of Jezebel. 1Ki.21:1-19. His murder avenged. 2Ki.9:21-36.
NAME Value of a good. Pr.22:1; Ec.7:1. A new name given to persons who have spiritual adoption. Is.62:2. To Abraham. Ge.17:5. To Sarah. Ge.17:15.To Jacob. Ge.32:28. To Paul. Ac.13:9. Symbolic. Ho.1:3-4,6,9; 2:1.
NAME OF JESUS. 1Co.6:11; Phil.2:9; Col.3:17; Re.19:16. To be confessed. 2Tim.2:19. Prayer. Jn.14:13; 16:23-24; 16:26; Ep.5:20; Col.3:17; He.13:15. Miracles performed. Ac.3:6; 4:10; 19:13. Baptism. Mt.28:19; Ac.2:38. Preaching. Lu.24:47. Faith. Mt.12:21; Jn.1:12; 2:23. Remission of sins. Lu.24:47; Ac.10:43; 1Jn.2:12. Life. Jn.20:3. Salvation. Ac. 4:12; 10:43.
NAOMI the lovable; my delight. wife of Elimelech, mother of Mahlon and Chilion, mother-in-law of Ruth. Ruth 1:2, 20-21; 2:1. Elimelech and his wife left Bethlehem-Judah, moved to the uplands of Moab. In course of time he died, also his two sons, who had married women of Moab. The three widows were left mourning the loss of their husbands. Naomi longed to return to Bethlehem. One of her widowed daughters-in-law, Ruth, goes with her, and later married Boaz.
NAZARETH description of. Mt.2:23. why many Jews despised it. Mt.2:23. why the city rejected Jesus. Mt.13:55; Mk.6:2-3. Jesus comments on their unbelief. Lu.4:28. Nathanael’s negative remarks about. Jn.1:46. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem from. Lu.2:1-7. Jesus leaves to begin His ministry. Mt.3:13-4:25. Jesus visits. Jn.1:35-2:25. Jesus travels there and is rejected. Mt.13:53-58.
NAZARITES Persons separated to the service of God. Nu.6:1-2. DIFFERENT KINDS OF. From the womb. Ju.13:5; Lu.1:15. By a particular vow. Nu.6:2. Required to be holy. Nu.6:8. Esteemed pure. Lam.4:7. PROHIBITED FROM. Wine or strong drink. Nu.6:3; Lu.1:15. Grapes or anything made from the vine. Nu.6:3-4; Ju.13:14. Cutting or shaving the head. Nu.6:5; Ju.13:5; 16:17. Defiling themselves by the dead. Nu.6:6-7. Raised up for good of the nation. Amos 2:11. Ungodly Jews tried to corrupt. Amos 2:12. DEFILED DURING VOW. To shave the head the seventh day. Nu.6:9. To bring two turtle doves for a burnt offering. Nu.6:10-11 To recompense their vow with a trespass offering. Nu.6:12. ON COMPLETION OF VOW. To be brought to tabernacle door. Nu.6:13. To offer sacrifices. Nu.6:14-17. To shave their heads. Nu.6:18; Ac.18:18; 21:24. To have the left shoulder of the ram of the peace offering waved upon their hands by the priest. Nu.6:19-20; Le.7:32. ILLUSTRATIVE OF. Christ. He.7:26. Saints. 2Co.6:17; Ja.1:27.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR, also called Nebuchadrezzar. King of Babylon. Je. 21:2 Empire of Babylon, His administration. Da.1:1-4:37. Conquests of. Of Jerusalem. 2Ki.24:1-25:30; 1Ch.6:15; 2Ch.36:5-21; Ezra 1:7; Je.39:1-18. Of Egypt. 2Ki.24:7; Je.46:2. Of Tyre. Eze.29:18. An instrument of God’s judgments. Je.27:8. Prophecies concerning. Je.21:7,10; 22:25; 25:9; 27:6-9; 32:28; 43:10; 46:13; 49:30-33; Eze.26:7-12. Daniel interprets his dream. Da.2:31. Insanity of. Da.4:32-34.
NECROMANCER divination. De.15:11, “one who interrogates the dead.” word literally means, discovering secrets of the future.
NECROMANCY Familiar spirits, Magicians, Sorcery, Witchcraft, Wizards. De.18:11; 26:14; Is. 8:19; 29:4. Instances of. The witch of En-dor. 1Sa.28:7-19. Forbidden. Ex.2:18; Le.19:26-28,31; 20:6,27; De.18:9-14.
NEEDLE, eye of a. only in Mt.19:24; Mk.10:25; Lu.18:25. Some interpret the expression as referring to the side gate, close to the principal gate, usually called the “eye of a needle” in the East; but Jesus meant for this to be taken literally.
NEEDS God’s laws designed to meet people’s needs. Ex.20:1. a key to understanding envy. Ex.20:17. idols tempt us into false needs. Le.26:1. let others know they’re needed. Nu.10:29-32. our responsibility to support needs of God’s ministers. Nu.35:2-3. take the initiative to supply yours. Ruth 2:2-3. should you break the law to meet someone’s need? 1Sa.21:1. concern for human need. 2Ki. 6:1-7. our need for God. Ps.104:29. placing rules above human need. Mt. 12:10-12; Lu.13:15-16. service keeps us aware of others’ needs. Mt.23:11-12. trust Christ for yours. Mt.23:37. get personally involved in meeting needs of others. Mt. 25:34-40; Mk.7:10-11; Lu.9:16-17. Jesus is concerned about yours. Mk.8:1-3; Jn. 5:6. meeting others’ needs demonstrates love. Lu.6:35. valuing personal gain more than people’s needs. Lu.8:33-37. God may not meet them all in this life. Phil.4:19.
NEHEMIAH Son of Hachaliah. Ne.1:1. Cupbearer of Artaxerxes. Ne.1:11-2:1. Is grieved over the desolation of his country. Ne.1:1-11. Is sent by the king to rebuild Jerusalem. Ne.2:1-8. Register of the people whom he led from Babylon. Ne. 7:1-73. Register of the priests and Levites. Ne.12:1-22. Rebuilds Jerusalem. Ne. 2:1-6:19. His administration as ruler of the people. Ne.5:1-6:19; 8:1-11:36; 13:1-31. Two Jews who returned to Jerusalem from exile. Ezra 2:2; Ne.3:16; 7:7.
NET, snare. Of checker work. 1Ki.7:17. Hidden in a pit. Ps.35:7-8. Set for birds. Pr.1:17. Set for wild animals. Is.1:20. Fish caught in. Mt.4:18-21; 13:47; Lu.5:4; Jn.21:6-11. Illustrative. Job 18:8;19:6; Ps.9:15; 10:9; 25:15; 31:4; 35:7-8; 57:6; 66:11; 140:5; 141:10; Pr.12:12; 29:5; Ec. 7:26; 9:12; Is.19:8; Eze.26:5; 26:14;
NEW BIRTH, THE corruption of human nature requires. Jn.3:6; Ro.8:7-8. None can enter heaven without. Jn.3:3. PUT INTO EFFECT BY. God. Jn.1:13; 1Pe. 1:3. Christ. 1Jn.2:29. The Holy Spirit. Jn.3:6; Tit.3:5. THROUGH THE MEANS OF. The Word of God. Ja.1:18; 1Pe.1:23. The resurrection of Christ. 1Pe.1:3. The Gospel. 1Co.4:15. Is of the will of God. Ja.1:18. Is of the mercy of God. Tit.3:5. Is for the glory of God. Is.43:7. DEPICTED AS. A new creation. 2Co.5:17; Ga.6:15; Ep.2:10. Newness of life. Ro.6:4. A spiritual resurrection. Ro.6:4-6; Ep.2:1,5; Col.2:12; 3:1. A new heart. Eze.36:26. A new spirit. Eze.11:19; Ro.7:6. Putting on the new man. Ep.4:24. The inward man. Ro.7:22; 2Co.4:16. Circumcision of the heart. De.30:6; Ro.2:29; Col.2:11. Partaking of the divine nature. 2Pe.1:4. The washing of regeneration. Tit.3:5. All saints partake of. Ro.8:16-17; 1Pe.2:2;
1Jn.5:1. PRODUCES. Likeness to God. Ep.4:24; Col.3:10. Likeness to Christ. Ro. 8:29; 2Co.3:18; 1Jn.3:2. Knowledge of God. Je.24:7; Col.3:10. Hatred of sin.
1Jn.3:9; 5:18. Victory over the world. 1Jn. 5:4. Delight in God’s law. Ro.7:22. EVIDENCED BY. Faith in Christ. 1Jn.5:1 Righteousness. 1Jn.2:29. Brotherly love. 1Jn.4:7. Combined with adoption. Is.43:6-7; Jn.1:12-13. The ignorant criticize. Jn.3:4. Implementation Illustrated. Jn.3:8. Guards from Satan’s devices. 1Jn.5:18.
NEW COVENANT explanation of. Lu. 22:20; 1Co.11:25; He.7:22-24. compared with old covenant. Is.61:6; He.8:8-12. benefits of. Je.31:33. how Jesus’ Blood relates to it. Mt.26:28.
NEW DISPENSATION time period. Better Revelation He.1:1-4. Better Hope He.7:19. Better Priesthood He.7:20-28. Better Covenant And Promises He.8:6. Better Sacrifices He. 9:23. Better Possessions He.10:34. Better Country He.11:16. Better Resurrection He. 11:35.
NEW JERUSALEM Heaven. explanation of. Re. 3:12; 21:3-4; 21:15-17; 21:25-27.
NICODEMUS a Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin. He visited Jesus by night Jn. 3:1-21 for the purpose of learning more of His doctrines. Our Lord gave prominence to the necessity of being “born again.” He next met with the Sanhedrin Jn.7:50-52, where he protested against the course they were taking in plotting against Christ. He is then mentioned as taking part in the preparation for the anointing and burial of the body of Christ Jn.19:39. There is nothing more of him. There can be little doubt that he became a true disciple.
NICOLAITANES The church at Ephesus Re.2:6 is praised for hating the “deeds” of the Nicolaitanes, and the church of Pergamos is blamed for having them who hold their “doctrines” Re.2:15. They were seemingly a class of professing Christians, who sought to introduce into the church a false freedom or immorality, thus abusing the doctrine of grace, 2Pe.2:15-16,19, and were probably identical with those who held the doctrine of Baalam Re.2:14. NIGER means black, a surname of Simeon Ac.13:1. He was probably so called because of his dark complexion.
NIGHT The darkness first called. Ge.1:5. Caused by God. Ps.104:20. Belongs to God. Ps.74:16. The moon and stars to rule and give light by. Ge.1:16-18; Je.31:35. Started at sunset. Ge.28:11. Continued until sunrise. Ps.104:22; Mt.28:1; Mk.16:2. Ordained for the glory of God. Ps.19:2. Originally divided into three watches. Lam. 2:19; Ju.7:19; Ex.14:24. Divided into four watches by the Romans. Lu.12:38; Mt. 14:25; Mk.13:35. OFTEN. Exceeding dark. Pr.7:9. Cold and frosty. Ge.31:40; Je.36:30 Accompanied by heavy dew. Nu.11:9; Ju. 6:38,40; Job 29:19; Song 5:2. Unsuitable for labor. Jn.9:4. Unsuitable for traveling. Jn.11:10. Designed for rest. Ps.104:23. Wearisome to the afflicted. Job 7:3-4. Favorable to the purposes of the wicked. Ge.31:39; Job 24:14-15; Ob.1:5; 1Th.5:2. Wild beasts go forth in search of prey during. 2Sa.21:10; Ps.104:21-22. GOD FREQUENTLY. Revealed His will in. Ge. 31:24; 46:2; Nu.22:30; Da.7:2. Visited His people in. 1Ki.3:5; Ps.17:3. Executed His judgments in. Ex.12:12; 2Ki.19:35; Job 27:20; Da.5:30. ILLUSTRATIVE OF. Spiritual darkness. Ro.13:12. Seasons of severe calamities. Is.21:12; Am.5:8. Seasons of spiritual desertion. Song 3:1. Death. Jn.9:4. Why Jesus was arrested at. Mt. 26:55; Lu.22:53. Jesus’ first trial at. Mt. 26:57. None in Heaven. Re.21:25; 22:5
NILE Called the River. Is.11:15; 19:5-10; Eze.29:4; Am.8:8. Called Sihor. Is.23:3; Je.2:18. Empties into the Mediterranean Sea by seven streams. Is.11:15.
NIMROD descendant of Cush, the son of Ham. the first who claimed to be a “mighty one in the earth.” Babel was the beginning of his kingdom, which he gradually enlarged Ge.10:8-10. The “land of Nimrod” Mic.5:6 is a designation of Assyria or of Shinar, which is a part of it.
NINEVEH what it was like in Jonah’s day. Jon.1:1-2. its repentance a contrast to Israel’s stubbornness. Jon.3:10. why Jonah became angry when God spared it. Jon.4:1. Nahum and Jonah were prophets to. Nah. 1:1. had returned to their sins by Nahum’s day. Nah.2:13. how it seduced other nations. Nah.3:4. Zephaniah predicts its destruction. Zep.2:13-15. Jonah’s journey to. Jon.1:1-2:10.
NOAH Son of Lamech. Ge.5:28-29. an example to his generation. Ge.6:9. Builds an ark and saves his family from the flood. Ge.6:14-22; 7:8; Mt.24:38; Lu. 17:27; He.11:7; 1Pe.3:20. Builds an altar and offers sacrifices. Ge.8:20-21. Receives the promise from God that no flood should again visit the earth; rainbow instituted as a token of the covenant. Ge. 8:20,22; 9:9-17. Intoxication of, and his curse upon Canaan. Ge.9:20-27. His blessing upon Shem and Japheth. Ge. 9:26-27. Dies at the age of 950 years. Ge. 9:28-29. A daughter of Zelophehad. Special legislation in regard to the inheritance of. Nu.26:33; 27:1-7; 36:1-13; Jos.17:3-7.
NOAH’S ARK description of. Ge.6:15. variety of animals entering. Ge.7:1. Noah’s patience in waiting on. Ge.8:6-16.
NOD exile; wandering; unrest, a name given to the country to which Cain fled Ge.4:16. It was east of Eden.
NUMBERS 144,000. Re.7:4-8. what numbers mean in book of Revelation. Re.11:3. 666. Re.13:18.
NUMBERS, BOOK OF fourth of the books of the Pentateuch. It is so called because it contains a record of the numbering of the people in the wilderness of Sinai Nu.1-4, and of their numbering afterwards on the plain of Moab Nu.26. Furnishes us with details as to the route of the Israelites in the wilderness and their principal encampments. It may be divided into three parts: 1. The numbering of the people at Sinai, and preparations for their resuming their march Nu.1:1-10:10. The sixth chapter gives an account of the vow of a Nazarite. 2. An account of the journey from Sinai to Moab, the sending out of the spies and the report they brought back, and the murmurings (eight times) of the people at the hardships by the way Nu. 10:11-21:20. 3. The transactions in the plain of Moab before crossing the Jordan Nu.21:21-36:13. The period extends from the second month of the second year after the Exodus to the beginning of the eleventh month of the fortieth year, in all about thirty-eight years and ten months; a depressing period of wanderings, during which all the disobedient generation died in the wilderness. They were fewer in number at the end of their wanderings than when they left the land of Egypt. We see the continuous care of Almighty God over His chosen people during their wanderings; and the murmurings and rebellions by which they offended Him, bringing down His repeated displeasure, and provoking Him to say that they should “not enter into his rest” because of their unbelief, He.3:19. Numbers bears evidence of having been written by Moses.
OATH a solemn promise to God, allowed on fitting occasions De.6:13; Je.4:2, in various forms Ge.16:5; 2Sa.12:5; Ruth 1:17; Ho.4:15; Ro.1:9, and taken in different ways Ge.14:22; 24:2; 2Ch.6:22. God is portrayed as taking an oath He. 6:16-18, so also Christ Mt.26:64, and Paul Ro.9:1; Ga.1:20; Phil.1:8. The rule, “Swear not at all,” probably refers to ordinary conversation between man and man Mt.5:34,37. When evil is expelled from believers, every yea and nay will be as absolute as an oath, every promise as binding as a vow. A person is only as good as his/her word.
OBADIAH servant of the Lord. (1.) An Israelite who was chief in the household of King Ahab 1Ki.18:3. Amid great spiritual wickedness he maintained his loyalty to God, and protected The Lord's prophets, 100 of whom he hid at great personal risk in a cave 1Ki.18:4,13). Ahab seems to have held Obadiah in great honor, although he had no sympathy with his devotion 1Ki. 18:5-7. The last we see of him is his bringing back word to Ahab that Elijah, whom he had so long sought for, was at hand 1Ki.18:9-16. (2.) A chief of the tribe of Issachar 1Ch.7:3. (3.) A descendant of Saul 1Ch.8:38. (4.) A Levite, after the Captivity 1Ch.9:16. (5.) A Gadite who joined David at Ziklag 1Ch.12:9. (6.) A prince of Zebulun in the time of David 1Ch.27:19. (7.) One of the princes sent by Jehoshaphat to instruct the people in the law 2Ch.17:7). (8.) A Levite who oversaw the repairs of the temple under Josiah 2Ch. 34:12. (9.) One who accompanied Ezra on the return from Babylon Ezra 8:9. (10.) A prophet, fourth of the minor prophets in the Hebrew canon, probably a contemporary with Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Of his personal history nothing is known.
OBADIAH, BOOK OF consists of one chapter about Edom and its impending doom Ob.1:1-16, and the restoration of Israel Ob.1:17-21. Shortest book of the O.T. The date of his prophecies was in or about the year of the destruction of Jerusalem. Edom is the type of Israel's and of God's last foe Is.63:1-4. These will finally all be vanquished, and the kingdom will be the Lord's Ps.22:28. http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_obadiah.htm
OBDURACY Impenitence, depraved, corrupt, evil. 2Ch.36:15-16; Ps.95:8-11; Pr. 1:24-31; 29:1; He.3:8,15; 4:7; Re.9:20-21. Instances of. The antediluvians. Ge.6:3,5; 6:7. Sodomites. Ge.19:9,14. Pharaoh. Ex. 7:14; 7:22-23; 8:15,19,32; 9:7,12,35; 10:20,28. Israelites. Nu.14:22. Sons of Eli. 1Sa.2:22-25.
OBEDIENCE God doesn’t force us to obey Him. Ge.2:16-17. the way to true freedom. Ge.3:5. we should obey because God tells us to. Ge.3:11-13. failing to obey is sin. Ge.3:14-19. why we should obey God. Ge.17:1. Abraham’s affected world history. Ge.19:16. may mean having to give up something. Ge.22:3. when it is right to disobey authorities. Ex.1:17-21. obeying God may bring more problems. Ex.5:4-9. obey God even when task seems impossible. Ex.6:10-12. can’t be compromised. Ex.8:25-29. opens door to God’s care. Ex.15:26. how it is learned. Ex.16:4-5. leads to God’s glory. Le. 9:22-23. don’t be careless about. Le.10:2. helps us accomplish more. Nu.2:34. take that first step of. Jos.3:13-14. sometimes brings opposition. Jos.9:1-6; 2Ch.18:5-16. obeying God out of love. Jos.22:5. don’t delay yours. Ju.6:37-39. God uses delays to test ours. 1Sa.13:11-12. selective obedience is really disobedience. 1Sa.15:9. better than sacrifice or ritual. 1Sa.15:22-23; Ro.12:1. when you must decide between obeying God or man. 1Sa.31:3-4; Ac.5:29. begins with humility. 2Ki.5:9-15. leads to peace. 2 Ch.14:1-6. heartfelt versus grudging obedience. 2Ch.25:2; Philemon 1:8-9. obeying God versus seeking others’ approval. Mt.1:24. be active in. Mt.3:10. demonstrated in opportunities to be disobedient. Mt.4:1. obeying Scripture combats temptation. Mt.4:3-4; Lu.4:1-13. outward obedience without a change of heart. Mt.5:20. must come in all areas of life. Mt.23:23-24. where we find the strength to obey. Mt.26:37-38. it may lead to suffering. He.5:8. may cause you to seem different. He.11:7. the key to living as Jesus did. 1Jn.2:6.
OBEISANCE homage or reverence to any one Ge.37:7; 43:28.
OBLIGATION duty. wanting to obey God versus feeling obligated. De.5:29. A motive of obedience. De.4:32-40; 6:1-11:32; 26:16; 32:6; 1Sa.12:24; 1Ch. 16:12; Ro.2:4; 2Co.5:15. Admission of. Ps.116:12-14,17.
OBLIQUITY, moral depravity of man.
OBLIVION, Names of the wicked permanently blotted out of the Book of Life. The condition of being completely forgotten by God. De.9:14; 29:20; Ps.9:5; 109:13; Pr.10:7; Is.14:22. Doom Of The Wicked, Ex.17:14; De.32:26; Job 8:18; 18:17; Ps.34:16; 69:28; 109:15; Ec.2:16; 6:4; 8:10; 9:5; Is.14:20.
OFFENSE (1.) An injury or wrong done to one 1Sa.25:31; Ro.5:15. (2.) A stumbling-block or cause of temptation Is.8:14; Mt.16:23; 18:7. The “offense of the cross” Ga.5:11 is the offense the Jews took at the teaching that salvation was by the crucified One, and by Him alone. Salvation by the cross was a stumbling-block to their national pride.
OFFENSES AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT Warning against. Ep.4:30; 1Th. 5:19. EXHIBITED IN. Tempting Him. Ac.5:9. Vexing Him. Is.63:10. Grieving Him. Ep.4:30. Quenching Him. 1Th.5:19. Lying to Him. Ac.5:3-4. Resisting Him. Ac.7:51. Undervaluing His gifts. Ac. 8:19-20. Danger of trifling with the Holy Spirit. He.6:4-6. Doing contempt to Him. He.10:29. Disregarding His testimony. Ne.9:30. Blasphemy against Him, unpardonable. Mt.12:31-32; 1Jn.5:16.
OFFERINGS To be made to God alone. Ex.22:20; Ju.13:16. Antiquity of. Ge. 4:3-4. DIFFERENT KINDS OF. Burnt. Le.1:3-17; Ps.66:15. Sin. Le.4:3-35; 6:25; 10:17. Trespass. Le.5:16-19; 6:6; 7:1. Peace. Le.3:1-17; 7:11. Heave. Ex. 29:27-28; 7:14; Nu.15:19. Wave. Ex. 29:26; Le.7:30. Meat. Le.2:1-16; Nu.15:4. Drink. Ge.35:14; Ex.29:40; Nu.15:5. Thank. Le.7:12; 22:29; Ps.50:14. Free-will. Le.23:38; De.16:10; 23:23. Incense. Ex.30:8; Ma.1:11; Lu.1:9. First-fruits. Ex.22:29; De.18:4. Tithe. Le. 27:30; Nu.18:21; De.14:22. Gifts. Ex. 35:22; Nu.7:2-88. Jealousy. Nu.5:15. Personal, for redemption. Ex.30:13,15. Declared to be most holy. Nu.18:9. REQUIRED TO BE. Perfect. Le.22:21. The best of their kind. Mal.1:14. Offered willingly. Le.22:19. Offered in righteous. Ma.3:3. Offered in love and charity. Mt.5:23-24. Brought in a clean vessel. Is.66:20. Brought to the place appointed of God. De.12:6; Ps.27:6; He.9:9. Laid before the altar. Mt.5:23-24. Presented by the priest. He.5:1. Brought without delay. Ex.22:29-30. Unacceptable, without gratitude. Ps.50:8,14. Could not make the offerer perfect. He.9:9. THINGS FORBIDDEN AS. The price of fornication. De.23:18. The price of a dog. De.23:18. Whatever was blemished. Le. 22:20. Whatever was imperfect. Le.22:24. Whatever was unclean. Le.27:11,27. Laid up in the temple. 2Ch.31:12; Ne.10:37. Hezekiah prepared chambers for. 2Ch. 31:11. THE JEWS OFTEN. Slow in presenting. Ne.13:10-12. Defrauded God of. Ma.3:8. Gave the worst they had as. Ma.1:8,13. Rejected in, because of sin. Is.1:13; Ma.1:10. Abhorred, on account of the sins of the priests. 1Sa.2:17. Presented to idols. Eze.20:28. Made by strangers, to be the same as by the Jews. Nu.15:14-16. ILLUSTRATIVE OF. Christ’s offering of Himself. Ep.5:2.
OIL Sacred. Ex.30:23-25; 31:11; 35:8; 35:15,28; 37:29; 39:38; Nu.4:16; 1Ch.9:30. Punishment for profaning. Ex.30:31-33. Used for idols. Eze.23:41. Illuminating, for tabernacle. Ex.25:6; 27:20; Le.24:2-4. For domestic use. Mt.25:3. Used for food. Le. 2:4-5; 14:10; 14:21; De.12:17; 1Ki. 17:12-16; Pr.21:17; Eze.16:13; Ho.2:5. For the head. Ps.23:5; 105:15; Lu.7:46. For anointing kings. 1Sa.10:1; 16:1,13; 1Ki. 1:39. Tribute paid in. Ho.12:1. Commerce in. 2Ki.4:1-7. Petroleum. Job 29:6. Didn’t fail. 1Ki.17:12. Stores of, laid up in fortified cities. 2Ch.11:11. Failure of, a severe calamity. Hag.1:11. Miraculous increase of. 2Ki.4:2-6. ILLUSTRATIVE OF. The unction of the Holy Spirit. Ps.45:7; 89:20; Zec.4:12. The consolation of the Gospel. Is.61:3. Kind reproof. Ps.141:5.
OINTMENT fragrant preparations, also compounds for medical purposes, Ex.30:25; Ps.133:2; Is.1:6; Am.6:6; Jn.12:3;Re.18:13.
OLD TESTAMENT Matthew used it to show Jesus as Messiah. Mt.1:1; 4:14-16; 12:17-21. three categories of law in. Mt. 5:17-20. relationship to N.T. Mt.3:52. shows Jesus as Messiah. Lu.24:44-46; Ro. 1:3-4. can help you in witnessing. Ac.8:35. faith verifies the law. Ro.3:31. Can’t be saved by law. Ga.2:15-16. knowing it helps us understand the N.T. He.3:5.
OLIVE fruit of the olive-tree, yielded oil which was highly valued. The best oil was from olives that were plucked before being fully ripe, and then beaten or squeezed De. 24:20; Is.17:6; 24:13. It was called beaten, or fresh oil Ex.27:20. Oil was also trodden out by the feet Mi.6:15. James, Ja.3:12 calls the fruit olive berries. Cherubim made of the wood of. 1Ki.6:23,31-33. Figurative. Of prosperity. Ps.128:3. The wild, a figure of the Gentiles; the cultivated, of the Jews. Ro.11:17-21,24. Symbolic. Zec.4:2-12; Re. 11:4. Fruit of. Oil extracted from, used as illuminating oil in the tabernacle. Ex. 39:37; Le.24:2; Zec.4:12.
OLIVES, MOUNT OF, OLIVET also called Hill of Corruption. 2Ki.23:13. in Ezekiel’s vision. Eze.11:23. Jesus talks there about end times. Mt.24:3.
OMER, one-tenth part of an ephah. A dry measure containing two or three and a half quarts. Ex.16:16-18,36.
ONENESS achieving oneness in marriage. Ge.2:18-24; Ep.5:31-33. oneness in Christ doesn’t destroy our individuality. Ep.4:11-12. ONENESS OF ALL BELIEVERS. Body The fellowship of believers. Spirit The Holy Spirit activates the fellowship. Hope That glorious future to which we are all called. Lord Christ, to whom we all belong. Faith Our unique commitment to Christ. Baptism the sign of entry into the church. God who is our Father who keeps us for eternity. Minor differences in doctrine must not separate us. Believers must attain true unity of spirit.
ONESIMUS who he was. Philemon 1:1. why Paul wrote to Philemon about. Philemon 1:1. Paul shows his love for him. Philemon 1:17-19.
OPEN, OPENNESS to the sincere requests of others. Jos.17:3-4. being open to God’s guidance. Mt.2:13. being open to God’s message. Mk.4:14-20.
OPINIONS 2Tim. 4:3; Tit.1:9.
OPPORTUNITY, Responsibility. Pr. 1:24-32; Je.8:20; Eze.3:19; 33:1-17; Ho. 5:6; Mt.10:14-15; 11:20-24; 23:34-38; 25:1-46; Lu.12:47; 13:25-28; 14:16-24; 19:12-27. For Great Service Mt.9:37; 25:15; Lu.19:13; Jn.4:35; Ac.16:9. An Open Door Ac.10:24; 13:15; 14:27; 1Co. 16:9; 2Co.2:12; Re.3:8. Examples Of Seizing Jn.9:4; Ac.3:12; 21:40. For The Sinful Mk.16:15. Lu.11:10. Peter Found Ac.10:34. Paul Declared Ro.10:12. The Spirit Invites All Re.22:17.
OPPOSITION, conflict, strife. can come when we obey God. Jos.9:1-6. don’t panic at sight of. 1Sa.13:6. kinds of opposition believers face. Ezra 4:1-6. don’t let it keep you from serving God. Ezra 5:11. God’s will cannot be stopped by. Ezra 6:14. God never opposes you. Ps.3:1-3. who our enemies are. Ps.25:2. be prepared to face it. Lu.10:3. fear of can weaken our witness. Lu.12:4-5. why some may oppose your faith. Jn.3:19-21. already rising against Jesus. Jn.4:1-3. God’s power available to combat it. Re.1:17-18.
OPPRESSION, persecution. God is a refuge from. Ps.9:9. Prayers against. Ps. 17:9; 44:24; 119:121,134; Is.38:14. God’s help promised against. Ps.12:5; 72:4,14; Je.50:34. God will judge. Ps.103:6; Ec. 5:8; Is.10:1-34; Je.22:17; Eze.22:7; Amos 4:1; Mic.2:2; Mal.3:1-18; Ja.5:4. National, God judges. Ac.7:7. National, relieved. Ex.3:9; De.26:7; Ju.2:14; 6:1-8:35; 10:1-18; 2Ki.13:1-25; Is.52:4. Instances of. Of Hagar, by Sarah. Ge.16:6. Of Israelites, by Egyptians.Ex.1:10-22; 5:1-23. Rehoboam resolves to oppress the Israelites. 1Ki.12:14. Scripture relating to. Ex.22:21-24; De.23:15-16; 24:14-15; Job 27:13-23; Ps.9:9; 10:17-18; 12:5; 62:10; 74:21; 119:134; Pr.3:31; 14:31; 22:16; 22:22; 28:3; 30:14; Ec.4:1; 5:8; 7:7; Is.1:17; 5:8; 33:15-16; 58:6; Je. 21:12; Eze.22:29; 45:9; Amos 5:11-12; 8:4-6; Mic.2:1-3; Hab.2:5-11; Zec.7:10; Mt.23:2-4; Ja.2:6.
ORACLES, Word of God, Scriptures.
Ac.7:38; Ro.3:2; He.5:12; 1Pe.4:11.
ORDINANCE, A decree, formalism. Ex.12:14,24,43; 13:10; 15:25; Nu.9:14; 10:8; 15:15; 18:8; Is.24:5; Mal.4:4; Ro. 13:2; 1Pe.2:13. Insufficient for salvation. Is.1:10-17; Ga.5:6; 6:15; Ep.2:15; Col. 2:14,20-23; He.9:1,8-10. OF GOD. Ex. 13:10;18:20; Le.18:4; 22:9; Nu.9:14; 19:2; 31:21; 2Sa.22:23; 1Ki.8:58; 2Ki.17:37; 1Ch.15:13; 2Ch.2:4; Ps.18:22; 19:9; 147:20; Eze.11:20; 43:11; 44:5 Mal.3:7; Lu.1:6; Ro.13:2; He.9:1.
ORDINARY God uses the ordinary things of life. Ex.4:2-4. God can work through ordinary people. Mt.1:1-17; Lu. 6:13-16. how God uses ordinary people. 1Co.1:25-31.
ORDINATION of Aaron and his sons. Le.8:1.
ORGANIZATION, ORGANIZING reason for Moses’ census. Nu.1:2-15. why Israel was organized by tribes. Nu.2:2. of Solomon. 1Ki.4:1. in planning of the temple. 1Ch. 25:9-31.
ORIGINAL SIN, The Fall. Refers to the first transgression humankind ever committed, when Adam and Eve took fruit from the tree that God had forbidden them to touch. forbidden them to touch in the Garden of Eden. Ge.3:1-24; Ro.5:12.
ORION The constellation of. Job 9:9; 38:31; Is.13:10; Amos 5:8.
ORPHANS desolate, without protectors. Lam.5:3. The word occurs only here. In Jn 14:18 the word there means comfortless. It means fatherless in Ja.1:27. See: Ex.22:22-24; Is.1:17; 1Ti.5:3; Ja.1:27.
Also see: Ex.22:22-24; De.10:18; 14:28-29; 16:11; 16:14; 24:17-22; 26:12-13; 27:19; Job 6:27; 22:9; 24:3; 24:9; 29:12-13; 31:16-18; 31:21; Ps.10:14; 10:17-18; 27:10; 68:5; 82:3; 94:6; 146:9; Pr.23:10; Is.1:17; 1:23; 10:1-2; Je.5:28; 7:6-7; 22:3; 49:11; Ho.14:3; Mal.3:5.
OSEE, Hoshea. so called. Ro.9:25.
OSTENTATION, bragging. In prayer and almsgiving. Pr.25:14; 27:2; Mt.6:1.
OSTRICH, THE Unclean and unfit for food. Le.11:13. Furnished with wings and feathers. Job 39:13. Lays her eggs in the sand. Job 39:14.DESCRIBED AS. Void of wisdom. Job 39:17. Unwise. Job 39:15. Cruel to her young. Job 39:16. Rapid in movement. Job 39:18. Illustrative. Of the unnatural cruelty of the Jews in their calamities. Lam.4:3.
OX cattle, bullock. Ge.12:16; 34:28; Job 1:3,14; 42:12. not to be muzzled when treading the corn. De.25:4. Referred to by our Lord in His reproof to the Pharisees Lu.13:15; 14:5.
PAGANS, Unbelievers, heathen. Are without God and Christ. Ep.2:12. why God wanted Israel to stay away from. De.12:2-3. don’t become curious about. De.12:30-31. Solomon’s foreign wives. 1Ki.11:2; 2Ch. 8:11,15. they too can be part of God’s plan. 2Ch.35:21-24.
PAIN, suffering. does it take pain to turn you back to God? 1Sa.5:6-7. danger of protecting yourself from. Mt.16:25. God’s blessings may first lead to. Lu.1:30-31. will one day end. Mt.8:16-17; Lu.13:16, Re.21:4.
PALESTINE Herod the Great divides and gives to sons. Mt.2:19-22. those who ruled it in Jesus’ day. Lu.3:1.
PALM SUNDAY Jesus’ triumphal entry celebrated on. Mt.21:8; Lu.19:35-38.
PANIC comes from overanticipation. Ex. 4:1. pray in midst of. Da.2:16-18.
PARABLE(S) Jotham’s parables. Ju. 9:7-15. what they are. Mt.13:2-3; Mk.4:2; Lu.8:4. how Jesus used them. Mt.13:2-3. why Jesus used them. Mt.13:10. why many did not understand them. Lu.8:10.
PARABLES OF JESUS, THE. Teaching Parables About the Kingdom of God The Soils Mt.13:3-8; Mk.4:4-8; Lu.8:5-8. The Weeds Mt.13:24-30. The Mustard Seed Mt. 13:31-32; Mk.4:30-32; Lu.13:18-19. The Yeast Mt.13:33; Lu.13:20-21. The Treasure Mt.13:44. The Pearl Mt.13:45-46. The Net Mt.13:47-50. The Growing Wheat Mk. 4:26-29. About Service and Obedience The Workers in the Harvest Mt.20:1-16. The Loaned Money Mt.25:14-30. The Nobleman’s Servants Lu.19:11-27. The Servant’s Role Lu.17:7-10. About Prayer The Friend at Midnight Lu.11:5-8. The Unjust Judge Lu.18:1-8. About Neighbors The Good Samaritan Lu.10:30-37. About Humility The Wedding Feast Lu.14:7-11. The Proud Pharisee and the Corrupt Tax Collector Lu.18:9-14. About Wealth The Rich Fool Lu.12:16-21. The Great Feast Lu.14:16-24. The Shrewd Manager Lu. 16:1-9. Gospel Parables About God’s Love The Lost Sheep Mt.18:12-14; Lu. 15:3-7. The Lost Coin Lu.15:8-10. The Lost Son Lu.15:11-32. About Thankfulness The Forgiven Debts Lu.7:41-43. Parables of Judgment and the Future About Christ’s Return The Ten Virgins Mt. 25:1-13. The Wise and Faithful Servants Mt.24:45-51; Lu.12:42-48. The Traveling Owner of the House Mk.13:34-37. About God’s Values The Two Sons Mt. 21:28-32. The Wicked Tenants Mt.21:33-34; Mk. 12:1-9; Lu.20:9-16. The Unproductive Fig Tree Lu.13:6-9. The Marriage Feast Mt. 22:1-14. The Unforgiving Servant Mt. 18:23-35. http://www.hisservants.org/books_parables_of_jesus.htm
PALE HORSE Symbol of death. Re.6:8.
PALSY paralysis. Many persons that were afflicted were cured by our Lord, Mt.4:24; 8:5-13; 9:2-7; Mk.2:3-11; Lu. 7:2-10; Jn.5:5-7 and the apostles Ac.8:7; 9:33-34.
PAPER, Parchment, 2Jn.1:12.
Brings To Remembrance Christ’s Words Jn.14:26. Testifies Concerning Christ Jn.15:26. Convicts The World Of Sin Jn.16:7-8. Guides Into All Truth Jn.16:13.
PREJUDICE none in the family of God. Ge.5:3-5.
PARADISE Eden, delight. The garden in which our first parents dwelt. Ge.2:8-17. In time it came to be known as the abode of believers, a world of happiness and rest hereafter, or the place of the glorified spirits. Lu.23:43; 2Co.12:4; Re.2:7.
PARADOX, something that seems to contradict itself. Pr.13:7; Mt.10:39; 16:25; Mark 8:35; Lu.17:33; Jn.12:25; 1Co.3:18; 2Co.6:4,8-10; 12:4,10-11; Ep.3:17-19; Phil.3:7; Re.21:18; 21:21.
PARDON of sin, forgiveness, mercy. Promised. Nu.14:20; Ps.103:12; Is.27:9; 33:24; 40:2; 43:25; 44:22; 55:7; Je.5:1; 31:34; 33:8; 50:20; Eze.16:63; 18:21; 33:12; 36:25; Mi.7:18; Zec.3:9; Mk.11:25; Lu.6:37; He.8:12; 10:17; Ja.5:15; 1Jn.1:9; 5:16. Sought. Ex. 32:32; 34:9; Nu.14:19; 1Sa.15:25; 2Sa. 24:10; Ps.25:11; 39:8; 51:1; Da.9:19; Mt. 6:12.
PARENTS Receive their children from God. Ge.33:5; 1Sa.1:27; Ps.127:3. THEIR DUTY TO THEIR CHILDREN IS: To love them. Tit.2:4. To bring them to Christ. Mt.19:13-14. To train them up for God. Pr.22:6; Ep.6:4. To instruct them in God’s Word. De.4:9; 11:19; Is.38:19. To command them to obey God. De.32:46; 1 Ch.28:9. To provide for them. Job 42:15; 2Co.12:14; 1Tim.5:8. To rule them. 1Ti. 3:4,12. To correct them. Pr.13:24; 19:18; 23:13; 29:17; He.12:7. Not to provoke them. Ep.6:4; Col.3:21. Wicked children, a cause of grief to. Pr.10:1; 17:25.
PASSION, Sufferings of Jesus. Ac.1:3.
PASSOVER description of. Ex.12:6-11; 2 Ch.30:1; Mk.14:1. purpose of. Ex. 12:6-11; 12:17,23. wearing traveling clothes during. Ex.12:11. purpose of buying back the firstborn sons. Ex. 13:12-14. significance of first one celebrated in promised land. Jos.5:10. Josiah reinstituted. 2Ki.23:21-23. connected with Feast of Unleavened Bread. Mt.26:17. where Jesus and disciples ate it. Mt.26:17-46.
PATIENCE, endurance, fortitude. God’s patience toward us. Ge.6:3; 19:24; Ne.9:16-21. in waiting for God’s timing. Ge.8:6-16; Jn.11:5-7. key to achieving many goals. Ge.29:20-28. difficult to persist in. Ge.30:22-24. problems can exercise ours. Ex.5:22-23. don’t mistake God’s patience as approval for your sin. Jos.23:12-16; Ro.2:4. God uses delays to test ours. 1Sa.13:11-12. of David in becoming king. 2Sa.5:4-5. Judah had exhausted God’s. Is.6:9-13. in waiting for God’s rewards. Es.6:10-13. when God’s patience gives way to anger. Ps.74:1-2. in waiting for evil to be eliminated. Hab.2:3 God is waiting for us to turn to Him. Lu. 15:20. that God will keep His promises. Ro.8:24-25. a key to enduring suffering. 2 Th.1:4. Also see: Lu.8:15; 21:19; Ro.2:7; 5:3-4; 8:25; 12:12; 15:4-5; 1Co.13:4-5; 2Co.6:4-6; 12:12; Ga.6:9; Ep.4:1-2; Col. 1:10-11; 3:12-13; 1Th.1:3; 5:14; 2Th.3:5; 1Ti.3:2-3; 6:11; 2Ti.2:24-25; Tit.2:1-2; 2:9; He.6:12,15; 10:36; 12:1; Ja.1:3-4; 1:19; 5:7-8; 1Pe.2:19-23; 2Pe.1:5-6; Re. 1:9; 13:10; 14:12.
PATMOS, ISLAND OF John wrote Revelation from. Re.1:1. location of. Re. 1:9.
PATRIARCH name used in the N.T. with reference to Abraham He.7:4, the sons of Jacob Ac.7:8-9, and to David Ac.2:29. This name is generally applied to the ancestry of families or heads of the fathers Jos.14:1, mentioned in Scripture, and they are spoken of as antediluvian (from Adam to Noah) and post-diluvian (from Noah to Jacob) patriachs. But the expression “the patriarch,” by way of eminence, is applied to the twelve sons of Jacob, or to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
PAUL small, little. at Stephen’s murder. Ac.7:58. qualified to tell Jews about Jesus. Ac.7:58. how Jesus came into his life. Ac. 9:2-5. shown Christian love by Ananias. Ac.9:17. shared his new faith with others. Ac.9:20. escaped from Damascus. Ac.9:23. had to change his reputation. Ac.9:26-27. why he returned to Tarsus. Ac.9:30. made Antioch his home base. Ac.11:22. began first missionary journey. Ac.13:2-3. mistaken as a god. Ac.14:11-12. disagreement with Barnabas. Ac.15:36-39. began second missionary journey. Ac. 15:40. praised God despite his circumstances. Ac.16:22-25. religious leaders jealous of. Ac.17:5. presented Gospel to Greek philosophers. Ac.17:22. a tentmaker. Ac.18:2-3. unjustly charged with treason. Ac.18:13. began third missionary journey. Ac.18:22. wanted to go to Rome. Ac.19:21. took gift to impoverished Jerusalem church. Ac.20:4. Jews tried to discredit him. Ac.21:28-29. young boy saved his life. Ac.23:16-22. sent to Caesarea. Ac.23:23-24. more false accusations against. Ac.24:1. appealed to Caesar. Ac.25:11. what he did while imprisoned in Rome. Ac.28:30. tradition says he took fourth missionary journey. Ac. 28:30. compared himself to Apollos. 1Co. 3:6. wanted to be thought of as a servant. 1 Co.4:1-2. authority as an apostle. 1Co.9:1. searched for Titus. 2Co.2:13. his thorn in the flesh. 2Co.12:7-8. spent many years preparing for ministry. Ga.2:1. confronted Peter. Ga.2:11. imprisoned twice in Rome. Phil.1:19-2. why he had persecuted the church. Phil.3:6. his writings contrasted with Peter’s. 2Pe.3:15-18. meets Jesus on road to Damascus. Ac.9:1-19. Saul’s Return to Tarsus. Ac.9:20-31. goes to Antioch with Barnabas. Ac.11:19-30. Ministry in Cyprus. Ac.13:5-12. Ministry in Pamphylia and Galatia. Ac.13:14-49. to Iconium and Lystra and Derbe. Ac.14:1-18. End of the First Journey. Ac.14:21-26. attends Jerusalem council. Ac.15:1-35. The Second Journey Begins. Ac.15:41-16:12. his missionary journeys and journey to Rome. Ac.13:1-14:28. Paul’s Second Missionary Journey. Ac.15:36-18:22. Paul’s Third Missionary Journey. Ac. 18:23-21:16. Paul’s Journey to Rome. Ac. 23:12-28:31. Paul’s Travels to Macedonia. Ac.16:9-12. Ministry in Macedonia. Ac. 17:2-12. Paul goes to Corinth and Ephesus. Ministry in Corinth and Ephesus. Ac. 18:4-11. begins third missionary journey. Paul Takes a Third Journey. Ac.18:24-19:1. Through Macedonia and Achaia. Ac. 19:21-20:6. Paul Travels from Troas to Miletus. Ac.20:13-16. Paul Returns to Jerusalem. Ac.21:1-15. taken to Caesarea as prisoner. Imprisonment in Caesarea. Ac.23:23-26:32. sails to Rome and is shipwrecked. The Trip toward Rome. Ac. 27:1-44. Paul Arrives in Rome. Ac. 28:11-16. Paul Searches for Titus. 2Co. 2:12-7:7.
PAUL, through Conversion Also called Saul. Ac.8:1; 9:1; 13:9. Of the tribe of Benjamin. Ro.11:1; Phil.3:5. Personal appearance of. 2Co.10:1,10; 11:6. Born in Tarsus. Ac.9:11; 21:39; 22:3. Educated at Jerusalem in the school of Gamaliel. Ac. 22:3; 26:4. A zealous Pharisee. Ac.22:3; 23:6; 26:5; 2Co.11:22; Ga.1:14; Phil.3:5. A Roman. Ac.16:37; 22:25-28. Persecutes the Christians; present at, and gives consent to, the stoning of Stephen. Ac. 7:58; 8:1,3; 9:1; 22:4. Sent to Damascus with letters for the arrest and return to Jerusalem of Christians. Ac.9:1-2. His vision and conversion. Ac.9:3-22; 22:4-19; 26:9-15; 1Co.9:1; 15:8; Ga.1:13; 1Ti. 1:12-13. Is baptized. Ac.9:18; 22:16. Called to be an apostle. Ac.22:14-21; 26:16-18; Ro.1:1; 1Co.1:1; 9:1-2; 15:9; Ga.1:1,15-16; Ep.1:1; Col.1:1; 1Ti.1:1; 1Ti.2:7; 2Ti.1:1,11; Tit.1:1,3.
PEACE, contentment. Spiritual Ps.4:8; Lu.1:78-79; 2:13-14; Jn.20:19; Ro.8:6; 14:17; Ga.1:3; 5:22-23; 2Th.3:16. Promised To Believers. The Gift Of God Ps.29:11. Abundant Ps.119:165; Pr.3:17. Perfect Is.26:3. Like A River Is.48:18; 54:13; Eze.34:25. Legacy Of Christ Jn. 14:27; 16:33. Passeth Understanding Php.4:7. Bestowed Through Christ Is.9:6; 53:5; Mi.5:5; Zec.6:13; Lu.7:50; Ac.10:36; Ro.5:1; Ep.2:14,17; Col.1:20. Duty Of Seeking Job 22:21; Ps.34:14; Is.27:5; Col.3:15; 1Pe.3:11. God Of Ro. 15:33; 16:20; 2Co.13:11; Php.4:9; 1Th. 5:23; 2Th.3:16; Tit.1:4; Heb.13:20. Foretold By The Prophets Lev 26:6; De. 12:10; Ps.46:9; 72:3,7; 85:10; 128:6; 147:14; Is.2:4; Is.9:7; 11:6,9; 14:3,7; 32:17; 33:20; 60:18; 65:25; Je.46:27; 50:34; Ho.2:18; Mi.4:4; Zec.9:10; 1Ti.2:2. Periods Of Peace In The History Of Israel De.25:19; Jos.11:23; 14:15; 21:44; 22:4; 23:1; Ju.3:11; 3:30; 5:31; 8:28 1Sa. 7:14; 2Sa.7:1,11; 10:19; 1Ki.2:33; 4:24; 5:4; 22:1; 22:44; 1Ch.4:40; 1Ch.19:19; 1Ch 22:9; 22:18; 23:25; 2Ch.14:1,6; 15:15,19; 17:10; 20:30; 23:21; Is.39:8; Zec.1:11. Invoked Ge.43:23; Ju.6:23; 18:6; 19:20; 1Sa.1:17; 25:6,35; 2Ki.5:19; 1Ch.12:18; Da.4:1; 6:25; 10:19; Mt.10:13; Lu.8:48; 10:5; 24:36; Jn.20:21,26; Ac. 16:36; Ro.1:7; Ga.6:16; Ep.6:23; Col.1:2; 1Th.1:1; 2Th.1:2; 3:16; 1Ti.1:2; 2Ti.1:2; Phlm.3; 1Pe.5:14; 2Pe.1:2; 2Jn.3; 3Jn.14; Jude 2; Re.1:4. False a temporary absence of war or hostilities Ps.123:4; Je.6:14; Eze.13:10; 23:42; Am.6:1.
PEARL The pearl oyster is found in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Its shell is the “mother of pearl,” which is of great value for ornamental purposes. 1Ti.2:9; Re.17:4. Each shell contains eight or ten pearls of various sizes. Job 28:18; Mt.7:6; 13:46; Re.21:21. “Pearl of great price” = believers. Mt.1.3:46.
PENALTY punishment. Physical And Spiritual Death Ge.2:17; 3:19; 4:11; 6:17; 7:22; 20:7; 26:11; Ex.19:12; 31:15; 32:33; Le.20:12; 23:30; Nu.11:34; 14:29; 15:35; 20:26; 26:65; 27:3; De.2:16; 4:22; 8:19; 13:5; 18:20; 22:22; 30:15; 32:51; Jos.1:18; 5:4,6; 7:15; 22:20; 23:15; 1Sa. 2:33; 1Sa.12:25; 2Sa.6:7; 18:15; 1Ki.1:52; 2:34,46; 13:25; 15:29; 16:12,19; 20:36; 2Ki.1:4,16; 7:17; 10:25; 11:16; 14:6; 1Ch. 10:13; 13:10; 24:2; 2Ch.13:17; 15:13; 21:19; 25:4; 28:6; Es.8:7; Job 8:4; 24:19; Ps.37:38; 55:23; 76:6 Ps.78:31; 106:18; Pr.1:32; 8:36; 11:19; Is.24:6; Je.5:6; 10:18; 15:2; 16:6; 29:21; 31:30; 33:5; 42:17; 42:22; Lam.2:21; Eze.3:20; 14:9; 18:4,13,20,26; 23:47; 28:10; 33:8; 33:13; 33:18; Da.5:30; Ho.13:1; Amos 6:9; 9:10; Zec.13:3; Mt.5:30; 22:7; Lu.17:27; Ac. 12:23; Ro.1:32; 5:12,21; 6:16,23; 1Co. 10:8; 15:21; Heb.3:17; 10:28; Ja.1:15. Separation From God Ge.3:24; 4:16; Ex. 19:24; 33:3; Nu.14:42; De.1:42; 31:17; Jos.7:11-12; 1Sa.14:38; 2Ki.24:3,20; 2Ch. 25:7; 26:21; Job 13:16; Ps.5:4; 51:11; 66:18; 78:60; 94:20; Pr.15:29; Is.50:1; 59:2; 64:7; Je.7:15; 14:12; Eze.8:6,18; 39:24; 44:13; Ho.5:6,15; 9:15; Jon.2:4; Mal.2:13; Mt.7:23; 8:29; 25:41; Mk.1:24; 5:7; Lu.4:34; 8:28; 13:27; 16:26; Heb.12:14. Abandonment By God Ex. 10:29; Ju.16:20; 1Sa.16:14; 28:6; 2Ch. 30:7; Ps.44:9; 81:12; Pr.1:28; Is.59:11; Je. 22:25; 34:2,20; Lam.2:1; Eze.32:20; Mt. 23:38; Ac.7:42; Ro.1:24. Sometimes Delayed Ge.15:16; 1Ki.11:12; 21:29; 2Ki. 13:23; 2Ch.12:7; 34:28; Ec.8:11; Is.48:9; Da.7:12; 8:23; Hab.1:13; Lu.13:7-9; 1Pe. 3:20. Unavoidable De.32:39; 1Ki.19:17; 22:34; 2Ki.10:24; 2Ch.18:33; 2Ch.20:24; Ezr.9:14; Job 11:20; 20:24; 27:22; 36:18; Ps.56:7; Pr.11:21; 16:5; 19:5; Ec.8:8; Is. 10:3; 20:6; 24:18; 30:16; 47:11; 47:15; Je. 11:11; 25:28; 25:35; 34:3; 38:23; 42:17; 44:14; 46:6; 48:8; 48:44; 50:29; Lam.2:22; Eze.15:7; 17:15; Ho.2:10; 5:14; Am.2:14; 5:18-19; 9:2; Mi.2:3; Zep.1:18; Mt.5:26; 23:33; Lu.12:59; Ro.2:3; 1Th.5:3. Heb.2:3; 12:25; 2Pe.2:3.
PENITENCE Repentance, confession of sin. 1Jn.1:9.
PENITENT Promises to. Le.26:40-42; Nu. 5:6-7; De.4:29-31; 5:29; 30:1-10; 2Ki. 22:19; 1Ch.28:9; Job 22:23-29; 23:6; 33:26-28; Ps.6:8-9; 9:10; 22:26; 24:3-6; 32:5-6; 34:18; 51:17; 70:4; 90:14-15; 145:18-19; 147:3; Is.27:5; Eze.18:21-23; 33:10-16; Mt.5:4; 6:14-15; 7:7-11; 11:28-30; 12:20; 12:31; 18:11-14; Lu.4:18; 6:37; 11:9-13; 12:10; 15:4-32; 18:10-14; 19:10; Jn.6:37; Jn.10:9; Ac.13:38-39; Ro. 10:9-13; 1Jn.1:9.
PENITENT Thief on the Cross. Rebuked His Sinful Companion Lu.23:40. Confessed His Own Sin Lu.23:41. Declared Christ To Be Sinless Lu.23:41. Exhibited Wonderful Faith Lu.23:42. Called Christ Lord Lu. 23:42. Prayed Lu.23:42. Received An Immediate Answer Lu.23:43.
PENITENTIAL PSALMS Ps.6:1-10; 25:1-22; 32:1-11; 38:1-22; 51:1-19; 66; 102:1-28; 130:1-8; 143:1-12.
PENTATEUCH the five books of Moses.the first five books of the O.T. The word does not occur in Scripture. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
PENTECOST fiftieth. Called: Feast of Weeks. Ex.34:22; De.16:10. Feast of Harvest. x.23:16. Day of First Fruits. Nu.28:26. Day of Pentecost. Ac.2:1; 20:16; 1Co.16:8. Institution of. Ex.23:16; 34:22; Le.23:15-21; Nu.28:26-31; De.16:9-12,16.explanation of. Ac.2:1. Holy Spirit made available to all believers at. Ac.1:5. significance of Peter’s speech during. Ac. 2:24. many became believers at. Ac. 2:40-43.
PERFECTION complete or whole. Basic Elements Benevolence Mt.19:21. Love Col.3:14. Good Works Ja.2:22. Control Of The Tongue Ja.3:2. Obedience 1Jn.2:5; 4:12. Striving After Ge.17:1; De.18:13; 2Sa.22:26; 1Ki.8:61; 2Ch.15:17; 16:9; Ps.18:32; 101:2; Mt.5:48; 2Co.13:11; Ep. 4:13; Php.3:15; Col.1:28; 2Ti.3:17; Heb.6:1; 13:21; Ja.1:4; 1Pe.5:10. Divine De.32:4; 2Sa.22:31; 2Ch.19:7; Job 34:10; Ps.18:30; Ec.3:14; Zec.9:17; Mt.5:48. Pictured In Christ Ps.45:2; Song 2:1; 5:10; Isa.11:6; Mt.3:15; 26:60; Lu.6:40; Jn. 1:14; 8:29; 19:4; Heb.2:10; 5:9; 7:28; Rev. 3:7. Sinlessness Of Christ Is.53:9; Mt. 27:4,19,23; Mk.1:24; 15:14; Lu.1:35; 23:14; 23:22,41,47; Jn.7:18; 8:46; 14:30; 18:38; 19:4; Ac.3:14; 4:27; 7:52; 13:28; 22:14; 2Co.5:21; Heb.1:9; 4:15; 7:26; 9:14; 9:28; Ja.5:6; 1Pe.1:19; 2:22; 1Jn.3:3,5.
PERGAMOS A city of Mysia. One of the seven churches in. Re.1:11; 2:12-17.
PERSECUTION suffering, oppression. Jeremiah persecuted for being faithful. Je. 38:6. can benefit us. Mt.5:11-12. may result from living for God. Mt.10:17-18; Jn.9:28,34. may come as ridicule. Mk. 5:39-40. identifying with those experiencing it. Mt.24:9-13. we should expect it. Mt.24:13. finding hope in. Mt. 24:13. tests character of our faith. Mt. 26:35. of James and John. Mk.10:38-39. offers believers special opportunities. Mk. 13:9-10. finding assurance during. Lu. 21:14-19. God may not protect you from. Lu.21:18. of Jesus by Roman soldiers. Jn. 19:2-5. even apostles not free from. Ac. 5:17-18. are you willing to suffer for the Gospel? Ac.5:40-42. as a blessing. Ac. 5:41. caused the first home Bible studies. Ac.5:42. some prophets who were persecuted. Ac.7:52. forced many believers out of Jerusalem. Ac.8:1-4. caused spread of the Gospel. Ac.11:20-21; 1Pe.1:1. proved Paul was preaching truth. Ga.5:11. why Paul had persecuted the church. Phil.3:6. First Peter written to give hope in. 1Pe.1:1. could you share the Gospel during persecution? Re.1:9. God’s power available to combat it. Re.1:17-18. God will end yours in eternity. Re.7:17. it can be an opportunity to grow. Re.13:10. Comes from. Ignorance of God and Christ. Jn.16:3. Hated of God and Christ. Jn. 15:20,24. Hatred of the Gospel. Mt.13:21. Pride. Ps.10:2. Mistaken zeal. Ac.13:50; 26:9-11.
PERSEVERANCE not giving up, hanging in there. a weapon against opposition. Neh.4:6. in our faith. Mt. 24:13; Mk.13:13. reveals our faith. Heb. 3:6. SEE: Mt.10:22; 24:13; Mk.4:3-8; 13:13; Lu.10:42; 22:31-32; Jn.6:37; 6:39-40; 8:31-32; 10:28-29; 15:4-5; 15:7; 15:9; Ac.11:23; 3:43; 14:21-22; Ro.2:6-7; 8:30,33-35,37-39; 11:29; 1Co.1:8-9; 15:1-2,58; 16:13; 2Co.1:21-22; 5:9; 5:15; Ga.5:1,10; 6:9; Ep.4:14; 6:13; 6:18; Phil. 1:6,27; 3:16; 4:1; Col.1:10,22-23; 2:7; 1Th.3:8; 3:13; 5:21; 2Th.2:15-17; 3:13; 2Ti.1:12-13; 2:1,12; 3:14; 4:18; Tit.1:9; Heb.2:1; 3:5-6,14; 4:14; 6:1; 6:11-12,15; 6:17-18; 10:23; 10:35-36; 12:1-13; 12:15; 13:9; 13:13; Ja.1:4,12,25; 5:10-11; 1Pe. 1:4-7; 5:8; 2Pe.1:10-11; 3:17-18; 1Jn. 2:19,27; Rev.2:7,10-11,17,25-28; 3:5; 3:11-12,21; 14:12; 16:15; 21:7-8; 22:11.
PERSEVERANCE OF SAINTS Once justified and regenerated, believers can not fall away from grace, but will persevere and gain everlasting life. This doctrine is clearly taught. Jn.10:28-29; 17:2-6; Ro.8:30; 11:29; Phil.1:6; 1Pe.1:5; Je.32:40. We are sealed and indwelt by the Holy Ghost. Jn.14:16; Ro.8:9; 2Co.1:21-22; 5:5; Ep.1:14; 1Jn.3:9. This doctrine is consistent with the Truth, that believers may still fall into grievous sin, and continue therein for some time.
PERSIA a world empire which flourished from 539-331 B.C. 2Ch.36:20; Ezr.1:1; Est.1:3,14,18;10:2; Eze.38:5; Da.8:20; 10:1; 11:2.
PERSISTENCE God’s persistence in loving us. Ge.8:21-22; Heb.1:12. builds our character. Ge.32:26. despite troubles. Ex. 9:1. can turn to stubbornness. 2Sa.2:21-23. in pursuing God. Mt.7:7-8; 9:28. evidence of salvation. Mt.10:22. in prayer. Lu.11:8; Col.4:2.
PERSONAL CALL, By Christ. Is.55:5; Ro.1:6. By His Spirit. Re.22:17. By His works. Ps.19:2-3; Ro.1:20. By His ministers. Je.35:15; 2Co.5:20. By His Gospel. 2Th.2:14. Is from darkness to light. 1Pe.2:9. Addressed to all. Is.45:22; Mt. 20:16. Most reject. Pr.1:24; Mt.20:16. Effective to saints. Ps.110:3; Ac.13:48; 1Co.1:24. Not to many wise. 1Co.1:26. is of grace. Ga.1:6; 2Ti.1:9. according to the purpose of God. Ro.8:28; 9:11,23-24. without repentance. Ro.11:29. high. Phil. 3:14. holy. 2Ti.1:9. heavenly. He.3:1. to fellowship with Christ. 1Co.1:9. holiness. 1Th.4:7. to a prize. Phil.3:14. to liberty. Ga.5:13. to peace. 1Co.7:15; Col.3:15. to glory and virtue. 2Pe.1:3. to the eternal glory of Christ. 2Th.2:14; 1Pe.5:10. to eternal life. 1Ti.6:12. Partakers of, justified. Ro.8:30. Walk worthy of. Ep.4:1; 2Th.1:11. Blessedness of receiving. Re.19:9. To be made sure. 2Pe.1:10. Praise God for. 1Pe. 2:9. Illustrated. Pr.8:3-4; Mt.23:3-9. Rejection of leads to: critical blindness. Is.6:9; Ac.28:24-27; Ro.11:8-10. Delusion. Is.66:4; 2Th.2:10-11. Withdrawal of grace. Je.26:4-6; Ac.13:46; 18:6; Re.2:5. Worldly judgments. Is.28:12; Je.6:16,19; 35:17; Zec. 7:12-14. Rejection by God. Pr.1:24-32; Je. 6:19,30. Condemnation. Jn.12:48; Heb. 2:1-3; 12:25. Destruction. Pr.29:1; Mt. 22:3-7.
PERSPECTIVE, viewpoint. God looks at our problems differently than we do. Ex.
4:10-13. understanding God’s perspective brings hope. Le.26:40-45. losing yours by focusing on problems. Nu.16:13-14; 1Sa. 17:26. prayer changes yours. Ps.13:1. keeping the right one in a fallen world. Ec. 9:10-11. God’s versus a human one. Mt. 16:23. gaining an eternal one. Mt.16:26. contentment comes from seeing God’s point of view. Phil.4:12-13. God’s View Of Doing Evil Ge.13:13; 38:7; De.4:25; 9:18; 31:29; Ju.2:11; 3:12; 4:1; 6:1; 10:6; 13:1; 1Sa.12:17; 2Sa.12:9; 1Ki.14:22; 15:26; 16:7,25; 21:20; 2Ki.8:27; 13:2,11; 14:24; 15:9,18,24,28; 17:2; 21:2,15; 23:32,37; 24:9,19; 1Ch.2:3; 2Ch.21:6; 22:4; 29:6; 33:2; 36:5; 36:9; Ps.9:19; Isa.66:4; Je.32:30; Lu.15:21. God’s View Of Doing Good De.6:18; 12:25; 21:9 2Sa.22:25; 1Ki. 15:5,11; 22:43; 2Ki.3:2; 12:2; 14:3; 15:34; 18:3; 22:2; 2Ch.20:32; 25:2; 26:4; 27:2; 29:2; 34:2; Ps.18:24; 51:4; Isa.38:3; Ac. 4:19; 10:31; 2Co.2:17; 4:2; 8:21; 1Th.1:3; 1Ti.2:3; Heb.13:21; Ja.1:27; 1Jn.3:22.
PESTILENCE, disease, plague. Sent as a judgment. Le.26:16,25. Future ones clearly foretold. Re.11:6; 15:1; 15:6-16:21; 22:18-19.
PETER a rock or stone. his changing character. Jn.1:42; Ac.2:14. followed Jesus’ call. Mt.4:18-20. sank when he took his eyes off Jesus. Mt.14:28. confessed Jesus as Lord. Mt.16:13-17. viewed Jesus wrongly. Mk.8:32-33. tried to protect Jesus from suffering. Mt.16:22. why Jesus scolded him. Mk.8:33. at the transfiguration. Mt.17:4. his reactions to transfiguration. Lu.9:33. one of the inner circle of disciples. Mk.9:2. impulsiveness of. Mt.17:24-27. learned a lesson in service. Jn.13:6-7. his fate contrasted with Judas’s. Jn.13:27-38. Jesus encouraged him in his faith. Lu.22:31-32. Jesus told of his denial. Lu.22:33-34. warned about coming temptations. Mt.26:40-41. cut off man’s ear. Mt.26:51-53; Jn.18:10-11. how he got into high priest’s courtyard. Jn.18:15-16. three stages to his denial. Mt.26:69. denied Jesus using an oath. Mt.26:72-74. Jesus talked to him about love. Jn. 21:15-17. Jesus predicted his death. Jn. 21:18-19. importance of his speech at Pentecost. Ac.2:24. healed lame beggar. Ac.3:5-6. why religious leaders felt threatened by. Ac.4:2-3. religious leaders notice change in. Ac.4:13. people were healed by him. Ac.5:15. sent to see Samaritans. Ac.8:14. the breaking down of his prejudice against non-Jews. Ac.9:43. contrasted with Cornelius. Ac.10:45. defended his eating with Gentiles. Ac. 11:12. arrested by Herod Agrippa I. Ac. 12:3. rescued from prison by an angel. Ac.12:7. why Paul confronted him. Ga. 2:11-12. his writings contrasted with Paul’s. 2Pe.3:15-18. his traveling ministry with early church. Ac.9:32-10:8.
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PHARAOH common title of kings of Egypt. job of trusted officials. Ge.40:1-3. gave Joseph new name. Ge.41:45. made slaves of the Hebrews. Ex.1:9-10. couldn’t wear down Hebrew slaves. Ex.1:12. his daughter found Moses. Ex.2:5. wasn’t afraid of God, at first. Ex.5:1-2. wouldn’t listen to Moses. Ex.5:3. did God intentionally harden his heart? Ex.9:12; Ro.9:17. broke his promise to Moses. Ex. 9:27-34. didn’t want Hebrews to leave Egypt. Ex.10:27-28. how could he see God’s power and still refuse to listen? Ex. 11:9-10.
PHARAOH'S DAUGHTERS Three princesses are mentioned in Scripture: (1.) The princess who adopted the infant Moses Ex.2:10. She is mentioned twice in the N.T. Ac.7:21: He.11:24. It would seem that she was alive and in some position of influence about the court when Moses was forced to flee from Egypt, and therefore for forty years he had in some way been under her influence. She was in all probability the sister of Rameses, and the daughter of Seti I. It is possible that she was Nefert-ari, the wife as well as sister of Rameses. (2.) Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took 1Ch.4:18. (3.) The wife of Solomon 1Ki.3:1. This is the first reference since the Exodus to any connection of Israel with Egypt.
PHAREZ breach, elder of the twin sons of Judah Ge.38:29. From him the royal line of David sprang Ruth 4:18-22; 1Ch. 27:3; Mt.1:3.
PHARISEES set apart. description of. Mk.3:6. why they came to see John the Baptist. Jn.1:19. who they thought John was. Jn.1:21-23. how they differed from Sadducees. Mt.3:7; 16:1. Nicodemus was one. Jn.3:1. their false righteousness. Mt. 5:20. too concerned about appearance. Mt.9:11-12. why they couldn’t accept Jesus. Lu.6:2. why they were against Jesus. Mt.9:34. accused Jesus of working on Sabbath. Mt.12:1-2. Jesus a threat to. Mk.3:6. contrasted with sinners. Lu.7:44. placed their laws above human need. Mt. 12:10-12. accused Jesus of being in union with Satan. Mt.12:24. asked Jesus for miracle. Mt.12:38-40; 16:1; Mk.8:11. how they added to God’s law. Mt.15:1-2; Mk. 7:8-9. why they joined Sadducees to fight Jesus. Mt.16:1. not seeing things right. Lu.11:41-42. pride made them lose reason. Jn.7:51. Jesus unafraid to face them. Lu. 14:1-6. snobbish attitude toward sinners. Lu.15:32. their love of money. Lu.16:14. parable of Pharisee and tax collector. Lu. 18:11-14. true motives exposed. Mt. 21:23-27; Mk.12:38-40. opposed Rome’s occupation. Mt.22:15-17. united with Herodians against Jesus. Mt.22:15-17. tried to prioritize God’s laws. Mt.22:35-40. didn’t understand about the Messiah. Mt. 22:41-45. loved their position more than God. Mt.23:5-7. supported a religion of deeds. Mt.23:15. took precautions in guarding Jesus’ tomb. Mt.27:66. A sect of the Jews. Ac.15:5. strict observers of the Mosaic ritual. Ac.26:5. Character of: Zealous of the law. Ac.15:5; Phil.3:5. Zealous of tradition. Mk.7:3,5-8; Ga.1:14. Outwardly moral. Lu.18:11; Phil.3:5-6. Rigid in fasting. Lu.5:33; 18:12. Active in proselytizing. Mt.23:15. Self-righteous. Lu. 16:15; 18:9. Greedy. Mt.23:14; Lu.16:14. Wanted to be top dog. Mt.23:6. Wanted to be well known. Mt.23:7. Fond of distinguished titles. Mt.23:7-10. Particular in paying all dues. Mt.23:23. Oppressive. Mt.23:4. Cruel in persecuting. Ac.9:1-2. Believed in the resurrection. Ac.23:8. Made broad their phylacteries. Mt.23:5. Their opinions, a standard for others. Jn.7:48. Many priests and Levites were of. Jn.1:19, 24. Many rulers, lawyers, and scribes were of. Jn.3:1; Ac.5:34; 23:9. Had disciples. Lu.5:33; Ac.22:3. Some came to John for baptism. Mt.3:7. But as a body, rejected John’s baptism. Lu.7:30.
PHILADELPHIA brotherly love, a city of Lydia in Asia Minor, about 25 miles south-east of Sardis. It was the seat of one of the “seven churches” Re.3:7-12. It came into the possession of the Turks in A.D. 1392. Several times has nearly been destroyed by earthquakes. It is still a town of considerable size, called Allahshehr, “the city of God.”
PHILEMON A Christian in Colosse. Paul’s letter to. Philemon 1:1-25.
PHILETUS amiable. along with Hymenaeus, at Ephesus, said that the “resurrection was past already” 2Tim. 2:17-18. A Gnostic heresy held by the Nicolaitanes.
PHILIP, apostle. Mt.10:3; Mk.3:18; Lu.6:14; Jn.1:43,45-50; 6:5; 12:20-22; 14:8-13. Ac.1:13.
PHILIP, the evangelist. Ac.6:5; 8:4-14; went where God sent him. Ac.8:26-27. how he witnessed to Ethiopian. Ac.8:29-38. his ministry. Ac.8:1-40; 21:8-10.
PHILIPPI a city of Macedonia. Ac.16:12; Phil.1:1. diversity of church there. Phil.2:4. Paul and Silas imprisoned there.Ac.16:9-12.
PHILIPPIANS, LETTER TO why and to whom Paul wrote it. Ac.16:12; Phil.4:23.
was written by Paul probably early in the year A.D. 62 or in the end of 61during the two years when he was “in bonds” in Rome Phil. 1:7-13. The church at Philippi was the first of European Christianity. Their attachment to the apostle was very ardent, and so also was his affection for them. Only they, of all the churches helped him by their donations, which he gratefully declares Ac.20:33-35; 2Co.11:7-12; 2 Th.3:8. The money they liberally shared is very clear Phil.4:15. It is remarkable because the Macedonian converts were very poor 2Co. 8:2,8-9.
PHILISTIA Palestine. The sea coast west of Dan and Simeon. the land of the Philistines Ps.60:8; 87:4; 108:9. The word supposedly means “land of wanderers” or “of strangers.”
PHILISTINES description of. Ge.26:1; Ju. 13:1; 1Sa.4:1. grew jealous of Isaac. Ge. 26:12-16. why Samson’s parents didn’t want him to marry one. Ju.14:3. governed by five rulers. 1Sa.5:8. why did they welcome David into their camp? 1Sa. 21:10-15. turned against David. 2Sa.5:17. David defeats the Philistines. 2Sa.5:17-25.
PHILOSOPHY Reasoning. The nature of things. Ec.1:1-7:29. A philosophical study on wisdom. Job 28:1-28. Philosophical inductions and deductions relating to God and His providence. Job 5:8-20; 9:1-35; 10:2-21; 12:6-24; 33:12-30; 37:1-24. Reveals the mysteries of providence. Pr. 25:2; Ro.1:19-20. not sufficient for adequate knowledge of God. 1Co.1:21-22. not sufficient for salvation through the atonement of Jesus Christ. 1Co.2:6-10. Using of, was not Paul’s method of preaching the Gospel. 1Co.1:17,19,21; 2:1-5,13. Greek schools of. Ac.17:18. Rabbinical. Col.2:8,16-19; 1Tim.6:20. Scripture relating to: Job 5:8-20; 9:2-35; 10:2-18; 12:7-20; 26:7-14; 33:12-30; 34:10-30; 37:1-39:29; 40:1-42:6; Ps.8:3-6; 97:6; 104:1-32; 107:23-26; 119:90-91; 135:6; 147:15-18; 148:3-6; Ec.3:14-15; Is.2:19; 13:13; 29:6; 48:13; 50:2-3; 64:3; Je.5:24; 10:2,13; 31:35-37; 33:20-21; 33:25-26; 51:16; Da.2:21; Amos 5:8; Nah.1:3-6; Ro.1:19-20.
PHOEBE who she was. Ro.16:1-2.
PHOENICIA, PHENICIA. country northwest of Palestine. Ac.11:19; 15:3; 21:2.
PHONIES Hypocrites, fakes, liars.
Some people say they love God but really don’t. They do some good things, but do more bad. The good they do usually comes from wrong motives, such as pride and the desire to show off. God isn’t interested in people who SAY they are Christians, He wants people who love Him, who ARE Christians. Mt.6:2,16; 12:2; 23:4,13,23; 23:27; Ja.1:26.
PHYLACTERY A small box containing slips of parchment on which were written portions of the law. Ex.13:9; 13:16; De. 6:4-9; 11:18. Worn flagrantly by the Jews, on the head and left arm. Mt.23:5.
PHYSICIAN, doctor. 2Ch.16:12; Mt. 9:12; Mk.5:26; Lu.8:43. Proverbs about. Mk.2:17; Lu.4:23. Luke a physician. Col. 4:14. Figurative. Job 13:4; Je.8:22; Lu.5:31.
PHYSIOGNOMY, features, appearance, face. Character revealed. Is.3:4-11.
PHYSIOLOGY, anatomy. Job 10:11; Ps.139:14-16; Pr.14:30. Figurative. Ep. 4:16; Col.2:19.
PIETY properly honor and respect toward parents 1Tim.5:4. In Ac.17:23 the Greek verb is rendered “ye worship,” and is applicable to God.
PILATE, PONTIUS Roman governor of Judaea. Mt.27:2; Lu.3:1. Causes slaughter of certain Galileans. Lu.13:1. Tries Jesus and orders His crucifixion. Mt.27:1-66; Mk.15:1-47; Lu.23:1-56; Jn.18:28-19:42; Ac.3:13; 4:27; 13:28; 1Tim.6:13. Allows Joseph of Arimathea to take Jesus’ body. Mt.27:57-58; Mk.15:43-45; Lu. 23:52; Jn. 19:38.
PILGRIMAGE, journey, sojourn. Ge.12:1; 23:4; 47:9; Ex.6:4; Nu.9:23; 10:29; 1Ch.29:15; Ps.39:12; 107:4; 119:19; 119:54; Heb. 11:13; 13:14; 1Pe.1:17; 2:11.
PILGRIMS AND STRANGERS Jn. 17:16. Saints are called to be. Ge.12:1; Ac.7:3; Lu.14:26-27, 33. All saints are. Ps.39:12; 1Pe.1:1. Saints confess to be. 1 Ch.29:15; Ps.39:12; 119:19; Heb.11:13. AS SAINTS THEY. Have the example of Christ. Lu.9:58. Are strengthened by God. De.33:25; Ps.84:6-7. Are moved by faith. Heb.11:9. Have their faces toward Zion. Je.50:5. Keep the promised in view. Heb. 11:13. Forsake all for Christ. Mt.19:27. Look for a heavenly country. Heb.11:16. Look for a heavenly city. Heb.11:10. Pass their sojourning in fear. 1Pe.1:17. Rejoice in the statutes of God. Ps.119:54. Pray for direction. Ps.43:3; Je.50:5. Have a heavenly citizenship. Phil.3:20. Hate worldly fellowship. Ps.120:5-6. Are not mindful of this world. Heb.11:15. Are not at home in this world. Heb.11:9. Shine as lights in the world. Phil.2:15. Invite others to go with them. Nu.10:29. Are exposed to persecution. Ps.120:5-7; Jn.17:14. Should abstain from fleshly lusts. 1Pe.2:11. Should have their treasure in heaven. Mt.6:19; Lu. 12:33; Col.3:1-2. Should not be over anxious about worldly things. Mt.6:25. Long for their pilgrimage to end. Ps.55:6;
2Co.5:1-8. Die in faith. Heb.11:13. The world is not worthy of. Heb.11:38. God is not ashamed to be called their God. Heb. 11:16. Typified. Israel. Ex.6:4; 12:11. Illustrated by. Abraham. Ge.23:4; Ac.7:4-5. Jacob. Ge.47:9. Saints of old. 1Ch.29:15; Heb.11:13, 38. David. Ps.39:12. The Apostles. Mt.19:27.
PILLARS OF CLOUD AND FIRE purpose of. Ex.13:21-22; Nu.9:15-22.
PINING AWAY, to wither or waste away from longing or grief. Le.26:39; Is.24:16; Lam.4:9; Eze.4:17; 24:23; 33:10.
PINNACLE wall or wing-like projection,
Mt.4:5; Lu.4:9. On the southern side of the temple court was a range of porches forming three columns, about 300 feet above the Kidron valley. Some were at a great height, probably 350 feet or more above the valley.
PLAGUES, Pestilence, disease, judgments. on the Egyptians. Ps.105:1-45; 135:8-9; Ac.7:36. plague of blood. Ex.7:14-25. plague of frogs. Ex.8:1-15. plague of lice. Ex.8:16-19. plague of flies. Ex.8:20. On cattle. Ex.9:1-7. Of boils and blains. Ex.9:8-12. Of hail. Ex. 9:18-34. Of locusts. Ex.10:1-20. darkness. Ex.10:21-23. Death of the firstborn. Ex. 11:4-7; 12:17,29-30. On the Israelites. Because of idolatry. Ex.32:35. After eating quail. Nu.11:33. After refusing to enter the promised land. Nu.14:37. After murmuring on account of the destruction of Korah. Nu. 16:41-50. After murmuring on account of serpents. Nu.21:6. After murmuring for the sin of Peor. Jos.22:17. After murmuring on account of David’s sin. 2Sa.24:10-25. On the Philistines. 1Sa.6:4-5. Exposed as a judgment. Le.26:21; De.28:59. Judgments to come foretold. Re.11:6; 15:1; 15:6-16:21; 22:18-19.
PLAN OF SALVATION, Jesus, Mission of 2Sa.23:3-4; Is.42:6-7; 61:1-3; Da.9:24; 9:27; Mic.5:2; 7:6; Zec.13:1; Mal.3:2-3; Mt.1:21; 3:11-12; 4:23; 5:17; 9:13; 10:34-36; 15:24; 18:11-14; 20:28; Mk.1:38; 2:15-22; 10:45; Lu.1:78-79; 2:30-32; 2:34-35; 2:38; 4:18-19; 4:43; 5:30-32; 8:1; 9:56; 12:49-53; 15:3-7; 19:10; 22:35-38; 24:26; 24:46-47; Jn.3:13-17; 4:25; 4:34; 6:51; 8:12; 9:39; 10:10; 11:50-52; 12:27; 12:46-47; 18:37; Ac.5:31; 10:43; 26:23; Ro.4:25; 5:6-8; 8:3-4; 10:4; 14:9; 14:15; 15:8-9; 2Co.5:14-15; Ga.1:3-4; 4:4-5; Ep. 4:10; 1Tim.1:15; Heb.2:9; 2:14-15,18; 9:26; 1Jn.3:5; 3:8; 4:10.
PLANNING, preparing, organizing. the importance of planning. Ge.41:28-36. consider the long-range consequences of. Ex.21:1. can aid in worship. 1Ch.24:1. planning ahead. Neh.2:11-17. difference between planning and worrying. Mt.6:34.
PLEADINGS, DIVINE, earnest appeals of God. Ps.81:13; Pr.1:24; Isa.1:18; 3:13; 55:1; 65:2; Je.2:5,9; 3:14; 7:25; 27:13; 31:22; 44:4; Eze.17:20; Eze.18:23,31; 20:36; 33:11; Ho.2:14; 14:1; Joel 3:2; Mi. 6:3; Mt.22:4; 23:37; Ro.10:21; 2Co.5:20.
PLEASING GOD should be more important to you than pleasing yourself or others. Any time you make a decision, your goal should be to please God. Pr. 16:7; Mt.3:17; Jn.8:29; 1Th.2:4; 4:1; Heb. 11:5; 13:16; 1Jn.3:22.
PLEASURE, happiness, joy. gaining the proper perspective of. Ge.1:25. God is pleased with how He made you. Ge.1:31. being a pleasure to God. Ge.6:6-8. trading lasting benefits for. Ge.25:32-33. when it can destroy us. Is.5:11-13. what Jesus said about it. Mk.8:36-37. not wrong when it is God-given. 1Tim.4:4-5; Ja.4:3-4. can cause us to neglect Christ. Re.3:20. Worldly pleasure. Job 20:12-16; 21:12-13; Pr.9:17; 15:21; 21:17; Ec.1:17; 2:1-13; Is.5:11-12; 22:12-13; 47:8-9; Amos 6:1; Lu.8:14; Ro.1:32; 2Th.2:12; 1Tim.5:6; 2Tim.3:4; Tit.3:3; Heb.11:16; 11:25; 2Pe.2:13.
PLEDGE, promise. Ge.38:17-20. Creditor must not enter the house of a debtor to take. De.24:10-13.
PLEIADES a cluster. Job 9:9; 38:31; Amos 5:8. seven stars; a name given to the cluster of stars seen in the shoulder of the constellation Taurus.
PLOWSHARE Is.2:4; Joel 3:10; Mi.4:3.
POETRY Acrostic. Ps.25:1-22; 34:1-22; 37:1-40; 111:1-112:10; 119:1-176; 145:1-21; Pr.31:10-31; Lam.1:1-5:22. Didactic, academic. Moses’ song. De. 32:1-52. Elegy. On the death of Saul. 2Sa.1:19-27. Of Abner. 2Sa.3:33-34. Epic. Moses’ song. Ex.15:1-19. Miriam’s song. Ex.15:21. Song of Deborah. Ju.5:1-31. Lyrics, sacred. Moses’ and Miriam’s songs. Ex.15:1-27. Hannah’s song. 1Sa. 2:1-10. The song of Elisabeth. Lu.1:42-45. Of Mary. Lu.1:46-55. Of Zacharias. Ps. 1:1-6; Lu.1:68-79.
POISON poison of certain venomous reptiles De. 32:24,33; Job 6:4; Ps.58:4, causing inflammation. Poisonous plant De.29:18, growing luxuriantly Ho.10:4, of a bitter taste Ps.69:21; Lam.3:5 and coupled with wormwood; probably the poppy. Gall, De.29:18; 32:33; Ps.69:21; Je.8:14 “hemlock” Ho. 10:4; Amos 6:12, and “poison” Job 20:16. Ro.3:13; Job 20:16; Ps.140:3; Ja. 3:8.
POLITICS played a major part in pagan religions. Ju.9:4. Absalom’s political strategy of rebellion. 2Sa.15:5-6. how Jeroboam’s priests fell into. 1Ki.13:33-34. districts of Israel in Jesus’ day. Mt.2:1. more important to Pilate than what was right. Mt.27:19. Jesus became center of political power struggle. Jn.18:30.
POLYGAMY Forbidden. Le.18:18; De. 17:17; Mal.2:14-15; Mt.19:4-5; Mk. 10:2-8; 1Tim.3:2,12; Tit.1:6. Practiced by: Lamech. Ge.4:19. Abraham. Ge. 16:1-16. Esau. Ge.26:34; 28:9. Jacob. Ge. 29:30. Ashur. 1Ch.4:5. Gideon. Ju.8:30. Elkanah. 1Sa.1:2. David. 1Sa.25:39-44; 2Sa.3:2-5; 5:13; 1Ch.14:3. Solomon. 1Ki. 11:1-8. Rehoboam. 2Ch.11:18-23. Abijah. 2 Ch.13:21. Jehoram. 2Ch.21:14. Joash. 2Ch.24:3. Ahab. 2Ki.10:. Jehoiachin. 2Ki.24:15. Belshazzar. 1Ch.2:1-8:40; Da. 5:2. Hosea. Ho.3:1-2. Mosaic law, respected the firstborn in. De.21:15-17. Sought by women. Is.4:1. The evil effects of. Husband’s favoritism in. De.21:15-17. Jacob’s. Ge.29:30; 30:15. Elkanah’s. 1Sa. 1:5. Rehoboam’s. 2Ch.11:21. Domestic unhappiness, in Abraham’s family. Ge. 16:1-16; 21:9-16. Domestic unhappiness, in Jacob’s family. Ge.29:30-34; 30:1-23. Domestic unhappiness, in Elkanah’s family. 1Sa.1:4-7. Solomon’s woes. 1Ki. 11:4-8.
PONTIUS PILATE Roman governor of Judea, who shirked responsibility: By Turning Christ Over To Jewish Authorities Jn.18:31. By Sending Him To Herod Lu. 23:7. By Proposing To Inflict A Minor Penalty Lu.23:22. By Directing Attention To Barabbas Mt.27:17. By A Hypocritical Ceremony Mt.27:24.
POOLS AND PONDS Made by God. Is.35:7. Made by man. Is.19:10. ARTIFICIAL, DESIGNED FOR. Supplying cities with water. 2Ki. 20:20. Supplying gardens with water. Ec. 2:6. Preserving fish. Is.19:10. Water of, brought into the city by a ditch or conduit. Is.22:11; 2Ki.20:20. Filled by the rain. Ps.84:6. • MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE. Bethesda. Jn.5:2. Gibeon. 2Sa.2:13. Hebron. 2Sa.4:12. Samaria. 1Ki.22:38. Siloam. Jn.9:7. The upper pool. 2Ki.18:17; Is.7:3. The lower pool. Is.22:9. The king’s pool. Ne.2:14. The old pool. Is.22:11. Egypt abounded in. Ex.7:19.
POOR, THE Made by God. Job 34:19; Pr. 22:2. Are such by God’s appointment. 1Sa. 2:7; Job 1:21. CONDITION OF, OFTEN RESULTS FROM. Laziness. Pr.20:13. Bad company. Pr.28:19. Drunkenness and gluttony. Pr.23:21. GOD. Regards equally with the rich. Job 34:19. Forgets not. Ps. 9:18. Hears. Ps.69:33; Is.41:17. Protects. Ps.12:5; 109:31. Provides for. Ps.68:10; 146:7. Despises not the prayer of. Ps. 102:17. Is the refuge of. Ps.14:6. Shall never cease out of the land. De.15:11; Zep. 3:12; Mt.26:11. MAY BE. Rich in faith. Ja.2:5. Liberal. Mk.12:42; 2Co.9:12. Wise. Pr.28:11. Upright. Pr.19:1. Christ lived as one of. Mt.8:20. Christ preached to. Lu. 4:18. Christ delivers. Ps.72:12. Offerings of, acceptable to God. Mk.12:42-44; 2Co. 8:2,12. SHOULD. Rejoice in God. Is. 29:19. Hope in God. Job 5:16. Commit themselves to God. Ps.10:14. When converted, rejoice in their exaltation. Ja.1:9. Is characteristic of saints. Ps.112:9; 2Co. 9:9; Pr.29:7. By oppressing, God is reproached. Pr.14:31. By mocking, God is reproached. Pr.17:5.
POPULARITY risk it to say and do what is right. Nu.13:30-32; Es.3:2; Je.18:18. how do you react to? 1Sa.18:15-18. becoming preoccupied with. 1Ch.11:9. Haman’s lust for. Es.6:7-9. Christian life not popularity contest. Mt.9:11-12. Jesus popular with the crowds. Mt.26:3-5. religious leaders jealous of Jesus’ popularity. Mk.3:2. Jesus’ popularity increasing. Mk.3:7-8. false teachers sought it over truth. Lu.6:26. doesn’t last. Lu.6:26. when it’s not popular to believe. Jn.2:23-25. avoid jealousy over others’ popularity. Jn.3:26. brings only temporary commitment. Jn.12:18. why Gospel isn’t popular with many. 2Tim.2:9. may have to give it up to be a Christian. 1Jn.4:6.
PORCH, SOLOMON'S a portico on the east of the temple, so called from a tradition that it was a relic of Solomon's temple left standing after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. 1Ki.7:6. Porch in the N.T. = a portico or veranda Jn.5:2; 10:23; Ac. 3:11; 5:12. a gateway Mt.26:71. entrance to the inner court Mk.14:68. In the O.T. = vestibules, porticos. Ju.3:23; 1Ki. 6:3; 7:6; 1Ch.28:11; 2Ch.3:4; Eze.40:7; 40:39; 40:49; 41:15,26; 46:8.
PORNOGRAPHY, smut, filth. Job 31:1; Ps.24:3-5; Pr.7:1-27; 14:34; Mat.5:8; 18:6; 18:10,14; Phil.4:8; 1Tim 4:12; 2Tim.3:6; Tit.1:15-16; 2:11-13.
PORTER a gate-keeper 2Sa.18:26; 2Ki. 7:10; 1Ch.9:21; 2Ch.8:14. Of the Levites, 4,000 were appointed as porters by David 1Ch.23:5, who were arranged according to their families 1Ch.26:1-19 to take charge of the doors and gates of the temple. Were sometimes hired as musicians 1Ch.15:18.
POSITION, rank, standing, status. Eli’s sons took advantage of theirs. 1Sa.2:12. faith is more important to God than position. 1Sa.3:8-9. using yours to take advantage of others. Mic.2:1-2. favored one sought by James and John. Mt.20:20. using yours to cheat others. Lu.20:45-47.
POSITIVE, assured, certain. Ro.8:37-39; 12:3; Ga.2:20; Phil.4:13.
POSITIVE ATTITUDE always looking for a reason to be glad. Look for that reason the next time things go wrong. Hab.3:17-18; Ac.5:41; 16:23,25; 2Co. 6:10; Heb.10:34; 1Pe.4:12-13.
POSSESSIONS can entice and enslave us. Ge.14:12. how you can envy them. Ex.20:17. you don’t own what you have. Le.25:23; Nu.31:25-30. more important to Israel than God. 1Ki.14:25-26. don’t abuse yours. Is.3:16-26. why they don’t satisfy. Hag.1:6. do yours possess you? Mt.6:24. valuing yours more than people’s needs. Lu.8:33-37. being selfish with. Lu.6:19-31. are you willing to share yours with others? Ac.2:44. how to be satisfied with what you have. Ac.20:33. why we often want more. Phil.4:12-13. why do we attribute such importance to? Ja.2:2-4. can cause indifference to your faith. Re.3:17.
POST A bearer of message. Job 9:25; Je.51:31. Of Hezekiah. 2Ch.30:6,10. Of Ahasuerus. Es.3:13,15; 8:10,14.
POSTTRIBULATIONAL view, are those who believe Christ will return only after a predicted period of unparalleled trouble. It sees Christ coming for His people after the Great Tribulation.
Pretribulational view, are those who believe Christ will return in two phases; once for the church (the Rapture) 1Th.4:14-18; Mt.24:36-44, and once for the nation of Israel Mt.24:15-35. Amillennialism prefix (a) negates the belief in a 1000 year period. Those who hold this view think Christ will come back at the end of the age, just prior to the destroying and re-creating of the heavens and earth. They do not recognize a literal 1000 year period where Christ will reign.
POTIPHAR An officer of Pharaoh. Joseph’s master. Ge.37:36; 39:1.
POTSHERD broken piece of pottery. Job 2:8; Pr.26:23; Is.45:9.
POTTAGE thick vegetable soup, stew, a dish of boiled food, as of lentils Ge.25:29; 25:30; 2Ki.4:38-40; Hag.2:12.
POTTERS FIELD the name given to the piece of ground which was bought with the money that had been given to Judas. It was called the “field of blood” Mt. 27:7-10; Ac.1:19. Tradition places it in the valley of Hinnom.
POTTERY the art of, was early practiced by all nations. Various materials seem to have been employed by the potter. Earthenware is mentioned in connection with the history of Melchizedek Ge. 14:18, of Abraham Ge.18:4-8, of Rebekah Ge.27:14) of Rachel Ge.29:2-3, 8,10. The potter's wheel is mentioned by Jeremiah Je.18:3. See also: 1Ch.4:23; Ps.2:9; Is. 45:9; 64:8; Je.19:1; Lam.4:2; Zec.11:13; Ro.9:21. Figurative. Is.64:8; Ro.9:21. Of weakness, in the idol in Nebuchadnezzar’s vision. Da.2:41.
PRAETORIUM The word means common hall, judgment hall, governor's house, Pilate's house, palace. Mk.15:16; Mt.27:27, Jn.18:28,33, 19:9; Ac.23:35, 28:16; Phil.1:13. The emperor was “praetor” or commander-in-chief.
PRAISE what it is. Ps.9:1. singing praises to God. Ju.5:1. begin any task with. 1Ch. 15:16-25. should be a continuous part of life. 1Ch.16:4. begin your worship with. 2Ch.5:13. give it to God not yourself. Ezra 3:10-11. moving from prayer to praise. Ps.54:3-4. praise God daily. Ps.61:8. what we can praise God for. Ps.103:1. what does praise do? Ps.146-150. how we should praise God. Ps.148:5-14; 149:3-5. develops from a grateful attitude. Is.12:1. seek God’s praise, not people’s. Mt.3:4. put praise into your prayers. Lu.11:1-4. praising God no matter the circumstances. Ac.16:22-25. right response to salvation. Ep.2:8-9. what is a sacrifice of praise? Heb.13:15-16. our upright conduct causes others to praise God. 1Pe.2:12.
PRAISING GOD 1Ch.16:8-36; Ps.9:1; 67; 96; 100; 105:1-3; 106:1-2; 111; 145; 150; Is.12; 1Co.15:57; Col.3:16-17; He.13:15.
PRAYER Conversation with God where we express praise, needs, thanks, and concerns. Commanded. Is.55:6; Mt.7:7; Phil.4:6. TO BE OFFERED. To God. Ps. 5:2; Mt.4:10. To Christ. Lu.23:42; Ac.7:59. To the Holy Spirit. 2Th.3:5. Through Christ. Ep.2:18; Heb.10:19. God hears. Ps.10:17; 65:2. God answers. Ps.99:6; Is. 58:9. DESCRIBED AS. Bowing the knees. Ep.3:14. Looking up. Ps.5:3. Lifting up the soul. Ps.25:1. Lifting up the heart. Lam. 3:41. Pouring out the heart. Ps.62:8. Pouring out the soul. 1Sa.1:15. Calling upon the Name of the Lord. Ge.12:8; Ps. 116:4; Ac.22:16. Crying to God. Ps.27:7; 34:6. Drawing near to God. Ps.73:28; Heb. 10:22. Crying to heaven. 2Ch.32:20. Beseeching the Lord. Ex.32:11. Seeking to God. Job 8:5. Seeking the Face of the Lord. Ps.27:8. Making supplication. Job 8:5; Je. 36:7. Acceptable through Christ. Jn. 14:13-14; 15:16; 16:23-24. Ascends to heaven. 2Ch.30:27; Re.5:8. Quickening grace necessary to. Ps.80:18. THE HOLY SPIRIT. Promised as a Spirit of. Zec. 12:10 As the Spirit of adoptions, leads to. Ro. 8:15; Ga.4:6. Helps our infirmities in. Ro. 8:26. An evidence of conversion. Ac.9:11. Of the righteous, avails much. Ja.5:16. Of the upright, a delight to God. Pr.15:8. SHOULD BE OFFERED UP. In the Holy Spirit. Ep.6:18; Jude 1:20. In faith. Mt. 21:22; Ja.1:6. In full assurance of faith. Heb.10:22. In a forgiving spirit. Mt.6:12. With the heart. Je.29:13; Lam.3:41. With the whole heart. Ps.119:58,145. With preparation of heart. Job 11:13. With a true heart. Heb.10:22. With the soul. Ps.42:4. With the spirit and understanding. Jn.4:22-24; 1Co.14:15. With confidence in God. Ps.56:9; 86:7; 1Jn.5:14. With submission to God. Lu.22:42. With truthful lips. Ps.17:1. With deliberation. Ec.5:2. With holiness. 1Tim.2:8. With humility. 2Ch.7:14; 33:12. With truth. Ps.145:18; Jn. 4:24. With desire to be heard. Neh.. 1:6; Ps.17:1; 55:1-2; 61:1. With desire to be answered. Ps.27:7; 102:2; 108:6; 143:1. With boldness. Heb.4:16. With earnestness. 1Th.3:10; Ja.5:17. Night and day. 1Tim.5:5. Without ceasing. 1Th.5:17. Everywhere. 1Tim.2:8. In everything. Phil.4:6. For temporal blessings. Ge.28:20; Pr.30:8; Mt. 6:11. For spiritual blessings. Mt.6:33. For mercy and grace to help in time of need. He.4:16. Model for. Mt.6:9-13. Vain repetitions in, forbidden. Mt.6:7. Bragging in, forbidden. Mt.6:5. ACCOMPANIED WITH. Repentance. 1Ki.8:33; Je.36:7. Confession. Neh.1:4,7; Da.9:4-11. Self-abasement. Ge.18:27. Weeping. Je. 31:9; Ho.12:4. Fasting. Neh.1:4; Da.9:3; Ac.13:3. Watchfulness. Lu.21:36; 1Pe. 4:7. Praise. Ps.66:17. Thanksgiving. Phil.4:6; Col.4:2.
PRAYERFULNESS Ps.5:1-3; 42:8; 109:4; 116:2; Da.6:10; Lu.2:37; Ac.6:4; 10:2,9; Ro.1:9; 12:12; Ep.1:15-16; Col. 1:9; 1Th.3:10; 5:17; 1Tim.5:5; 2Tim.1:3.
PRAYERLESSNESS, indifference, neglect. 1Ch.13:3; 2Ch.12:14; 15:13; Job 15:4; 21:14-15; 27:10; 36:13; Ps.14:4-5; 53:4; 79:6; Is.9:13; 30:2; 31:1; 43:22; 64:7; Je.2:8; 10:21,25; Da.6:7; 9:13; Ho. 7:7,14; Jon.1:6; Zep.1:6. Ro.3:11; Ja 4:2. 2:1-8,12-13; 14:1-20,24-25; 2Co.2:14-16; 3:12-13; Col.1:23-29; 1Th.1:5; 2:3-12; 1Tim.6:20-21; 2Tim.2:15-16; Tit.1:3; 3:8-9.
PREACHING act of exhorting, prophesying, reproving, teaching. Solomon called preacher. Ec.1:1,12. Noah called preacher. 2Pe.2:5. Sitting while. Mt.5:1; Lu.4:20; Lu.5:3. Moses, slow of speech. Ex.4:10-12. Repentance, the subject of John the Baptist’s. Mt.3:2; Mk. 1:4,15; Lu.3:3. Repentance, the subject of Christ’s. Mt.4:17; Mk.1:15. Repentance, the subject of the apostles. Mk.6:12. “The Gospel of the Kingdom of God,” the subject of Christ’s. Mk.1:14-15; 2:2; Lu. 8:1. Christ crucified and risen, the burden of Paul’s. Ac.17:3. Effective. By Azariah. 2Ch.15:1-15. By Jonah. Jon.3:1-10. By Peter and other apostles. Ac.2:14-41. By Philip. Ac.8:5-12,27-38. By Paul. Ac. 9:20; 13:16-43. Impenitence under. Of Asa. 2Ch.16:7-10. Of Ahab. 2Ch.18:7-26. Of the Jews. Ac.13:46. Scripture relating to. Ps.8:2; Mt.11:25-26; Lu.10:21; 1Co. 1:17-18,21,23,27-29; 2:1-8; 2:12-13; 14:1-20; 14:24-25; 2Co.2:14-16; 3:12-13; Col.1:23-29; 1Th.1:5; 2:3-12; 1Tim. 6:20-21; 2Tim.2:15-16; Tit.1:3; 3:8-9.
PRECEPTS Commandments, Law.
PREDESTINATION, Election. God knew before the beginning of time those who would follow Him Ro.8:29; Ep.1:4.
can cause us to ignore those qualified to lead. Ju.4:4. great potential wasted because of. Ju.11:3. grows out of personal pride. Es.3:5-6. can cause us to lose great blessings. Jn.1:46. blinds us to the truth. Mk.6:2-3. why many Jews hated Samaritans. Jn.4:4. a typical reaction to Jesus. Jn.9:1. of religious leaders. Jn. 10:19-20. don’t let it keep you from sharing the Gospel. Jn.12:26; Re.5:9-10. Peter begins to break his down. Ac.9:43. Jewish/Gentile conflict a barrier to spread of Gospel. Ac.10:34-35. appreciating people that aren’t like you. Ga.3:28. only Christ can break down walls of. Philm. 1:25. against the poor. Ja.2:1-7.
PREMARITAL SEX Sexual sin, fornication.
PRESCIENCE Foreknowledge of God. 1Sa.23:10-12; Is.42:9; 44:7; 45:11; 46:9-10; 48:3; 48:5-6; Je.1:5; Da.2:28-29; Mt.6:8; 24:36; Ac.15:18; Ro.8:29; 11:2; 1Pe.1:2.
PRESENCE Of God helps us handle change. Nu.10:21. pride and God’s Presence incompatible. Ps.10:11. desire to be in God’s. Ps.27:4. God’s Presence in problems. Ps.34:18-19. God never leaves us. Ps.140:12. yours is more important than words. Job 2:13.
PRESSURE resisting the pressure of the moment. Ge.25:32-33. rationalizing sin when under. Ge.39:9. keep it from leading to stress. Ex.16:2. without God it can become too great. Ju.1:1. how well does your faith stand up to? Ju.6:25-30. what are you like under pressure? 1Sa.13:9; 2Ch. 32:31; Mt.4:1; Ja.1:2-4. to compromise. 1Ki.11:4. giving in to crowd’s pressure. Mt.14:9. pressure Pilate faced to crucify Jesus. Jn.19:12-13.
PEER PRESSURE Le.18:3-5; Da.6:1-22; Ro.12:1-2; 1Tim.1:18-19; 6:11-12; Ja. 1:2-5; 1Pe.3:16-17.
PRESUMPTION, behavior or language that is arrogant or offensive; also assuming something to be true when it may not be. A characteristic of the wicked. 2Pe.2:10. A characteristic of Antichrist. 2Th.2:4. EXHIBITED IN. Opposing God. Job 15:25-26. Wilful commission of sin. Ro. 1:32. Self-righteousness. Ho.12:8; Re.3:17. Spiritual pride. Is.65:5; Lu.18:11. Thinking our ways right. Pr.12:15. Seeking privilege. Lu.14:7-11. Planning for the future. Lu.12:18; Ja.4:13. Pretending to prophecy. De.18:22. Pray to be kept from sins of. Ps.19:13. Saints avoid. Ps.131:1. Punishment for. Nu.15:30; Re.18:7-8. Illustrated by. Builders of Babel. Ge.11:4. Israelites. Nu.14:44. Korah. Nu.16:3,7. Men of Bethshemesh. 1Sa.6:19. Uzzah. 2Sa.6:6. Jeroboam. 1Ki.13:4. Benhadad. 1Ki.20:19. Uzziah. 2Ch.26:16. Sennacherib. 2Ch.32:13-14. Theudas. Ac. 5:36. Sons of Sceva. Ac.19:13-14. Diotrephes. 3Jn.1:9.
PRIDE, conceit, self-love, haughtiness, arrogance. Warnings. Est.5:11; Ps.10:2; 73:6; 75:4; 119:21; Pr.6:17; 11:2; 13:10; 16:18; 21:4; 28:25; Ho.7:10; Hab.2:4; Mk. 7:22; 1Jn.2:16. Examples, Pharaoh Ex.5:2; Naaman 2Ki.5:11. Uzziah 2Ch.26:16. Hezekiah 2Ch 32:25. Haman Est 3:5. Nebuchadnezzar Da 4:30. Belshazzar Da. 5:23. Spiritual, Job 33:9; Zep.3:11; Lu. 18:11; Jn.9:41; 1Co.4:18; Rev.3:17. Jewish, Mt.3:9; 24:1; Mk.13:1; Lu.3:8; Jn. 8:33,39; 9:28; 19:21; Ro.2:19. Proud Humbled, 2Ch.36:12; Ne.9:16; Job 40:11; Ps.40:4; 86:14; 119:51; 119:78; 119:85; 123:4; 138:6; Is.9:9; Je.43:2; 50:31; Hab. 1:10; Mal.3:15; 4:1; 1Ti.6:4; 2Ti.3:2; Ja. 4:6; 1Pe.5:5. http://www.hisservants.org/books_pride_violence_sexual_lust.html
PRIEST(S), PRIESTHOOD why God established the office of. Ex. 19:4-6; 28:1; 29:1; Le.8:2-3. requirements of being one. Ex.28:1. ordination ceremony of Aaron and his sons. Le.8:1. priesthood of O.T. and
N.T. contrasted. Nu.3:10. immorality had crept into. Ju.17:7-12. duties of. 1Ch. 23:28-32; De.18:1-8. believers as true priests of God. Jn.16:23-27. Levitical priesthood canceled with Christ’s coming. He.7:11-17. what is the priesthood of believers? 1Pe.2:9.
PRINCE OF PEACE Messianic title Is. 9:6.
PRINCIPALITIES, probably hostile spiritual forces opposed to God. Ep.1:21; 2:2; 3:10; 6:12; Col.1:16; 2:10,15; 1Pe.1:12.
PRISCILLA wife of Aquila Ac.18:2, who is never mentioned without her. Her name sometimes takes the precedence of his Ro. 16:3; 2Tim.4:19. She took part with Aquila in instructing Apollos Ac.18:26.
PRISON life in an Egyptian prison. Ge. 39:20. Paul and Silas praise God in. Ac. 16:22-25. even in prison Paul shared the Gospel. Ac.25:23; 2Tim.1:12. how Paul saw it as an opportunity. Phil.1:12-14. how did Paul end up in prison? Phil.1:13. Paul imprisoned twice in Rome. Phil.1:19-21. have sympathy for those in. He.13:3. Paul taken to Caesarea. Ac.23:23-26:32.
Also: Ge.39:20; 42:16-19; Le.24:12; Nu. 15:34; Ezra 7:26; Je.52:11; Lu.23:19; Ac. 4:3; 12:4-5. Public ward of. Ac.5:18. Cells of. Ac.16:24. Court of. Je.33:1. Dungeons. Je.38:6; Lam.3:53.
PRISONERS Joseph. Ge.39:20-41:44. Jeremiah. Je.38:6-28; 39:14. John the Baptist. Mt.11:2; 14:3-12; Mk.6:17; Lu. 3:20. Jesus. Mt.26:47-27:66; Mk. 14:43-15:47; Lu.22:47-23:56; Jn. 18:3-19:42. Apostles. Ac.5:17-42. Peter. Ac.12:3-19. Paul. Ac.16:19-40; 21:27-28:31. Silas. Ac.16:19-40. Required to work. Ju.16:21. Kept on bread and water of affliction. 1Ki.22:27. Kept in chains. Ac.12:6. Kept in stocks. Pr.7:22; Je.29:26; Ac.16:24. Confined in court of the palace. Je.32:2. Confined in the house of the scribe. Je.37:15. Confined in the house of captain of the guard. Ge.40:3. Visited by friends. Mt.11:2; Ac.24:23. Bound to soldiers. Ac.12:6-7. Severe hardships of, relieved. Je.37:20-21. Cruelty to. Je.38:6; Lam.3:53-54. Keepers responsible for. Ac.12:18-19. Tortured to get self-criminating testimony. Ac.22:24. Scourged. Mt.27:26; Mk.15:15; Ac. 16:23; 16:33; 2Co.6:5; 11:23-24. Kindness to. By the prison keeper to Jeremiah. Je.38:7-28. By Philippian jailer to Paul. Ac.16:33. By Felix. Ac.24:23. By Julius, the centurion. Ac.27:1,3; 28:16; 28:30-31. Thumbs and toes cut off. Ju. 1:6-7. Blinded. 2Ki.25:7. Figurative. Is. 61:1; Lu.4:18.
PRISONS OPENED, Joseph's Ge. 41:14. The Apostles' Ac 5:19. Peter's Ac 12:10. Paul and Silas' Ac 16:26.
PRIVILEGE(S) often result from being trustworthy. Ge.50:5. tied to responsibility. Ro.1:5-6. don’t make us better than others. Ro.3:2. of being admitted into God’s Presence. Ep.3:12. that come with our new life in Christ. He. 10:22-25.
PRIVILEGES OF SAINTS Abiding in Christ. Jn.15:4-5. Partaking of the divine nature. 2Pe.1:4. Access to God by Christ. Ep.3:12. Being of the household of God. Ep.2:19. Membership with the Church of the first-born. He.12:23. HAVING. Christ for their Shepherd. Is.40:11; Jn.10:14,16. Christ for their intercessor. Ro.8:34; He. 7:25; 1Jn.2:1. The promises of God. 2Co. 7:1; 2Pe.1:4. The possession of all things. 1Co.3:21-22. All things working together for their good. Ro.8:28; 2Co.4:15-17. Their names written in the book life. Re. 13:8; 20:15. HAVING GOD FOR THEIR. King. Ps.5:2; 44:4; Is.44:6. Glory. Ps.3:3; Is.60:19. Salvation. Ps.18:2; 27:1; Is.12:2. Father. De.32:6; Is.63:16; 64:8. Redeemer. Ps.19:14; Is.43:14. Friend. 2Ch.20:7; Ja.2:23. Helper. Ps.33:20; He. 13:6. Keeper. Ps.121:4-5. Deliverer. 2Sa. 22:2; Ps.18:2. Strength. Ps.18:2; 27:1; 46:1. Refuge. Ps.46:1,11; Is.25:4. Shield. Ge.15:1; Ps.84:11. Tower. 2Sa.22:3; Ps. 61:3. Light. Ps.27:1; Is.60:19; Mic.7:8. Guide. Ps.48:14; Is.58:11. Law-giver. Neh.9:13-14; Is.33:22. Habitation. Ps. 90:1; 91:9. Portion. Ps.73:26; Lam.3:24. Union in God and Christ. Jn.17:21. Committing themselves to God. Ps.31:5; Ac.7:59; 2Tim.1:12. Calling upon God in trouble. Ps.50:15. Suffering for Christ. Ac.5:41; Phil.1:29. Profiting by chastisement. Ps.119:67; He.12:10-11. Secure during public calamities. Job 5:20, 23; Ps.27:1-5; 91:5-10. Interceding for others. Ge.18:23-33; Ja.5:16.
PROCRASTINATION putting off doing things for different reasons. Ge.19:16; Mt.8:21; 24:48-51; 25:2-13; Lu.9:59-62; Ac.17:32; 24:25; Ex.22:29; Pr.27:1; Eze.11:2-3; 12:22; 12:27-28; 1Th.5:2-3; He.3:7-4:7.
PRODIGAL SON Luke 15:11-32.
PROPHECIES CONCERNING CHRIST the Son of God. Ps.2:7. Fulfilled. Lu.1:32,35. the seed of the woman. Ge.3:15. Fulfilled. Ga.4:4. the seed of Abraham. Ge.17:7; 22:18. Fulfilled. Ga.3:16. the seed of Isaac. Ge.21:12. Fulfilled. He.11:17-19. the seed of David. Ps.132:11; Je.23:5. Fulfilled. Ac.13:23; Ro. 1:3. His coming at a set time. Ge.49:10; Da. 9:24-25. Fulfilled. Lu.2:1. His being born of a virgin. Is.7:14. Fulfilled. Mt.1:22-23; Lu. 2:7. His being called Immanuel. Is.7:14. Fulfilled. Mt.1:22-23. His being born in Bethlehem of Judea. Mic.5:2. Fulfilled. Mt. 2:1; Lu.2:4-6. Great persons coming to adore Him. Ps.72:10. Fulfilled. Mt.2:1-11. The slaying of the children of Bethlehem. Je.31:15. Fulfilled. Mt.2:16-18. His being called out of Egypt. Ho.11:1. Fulfilled. Mt. 2:15. His being preceded by John the Baptist. Is.40:3; Mal.3:1. Fulfilled. Mt.3:1,3; Lu.1:17. His being anointed with the Spirit. Ps.45:7; Is.11:2; 61:1. Fulfilled. Mt. 3:16; Jn.3:34; Ac.10:38. His being a Prophet like to Moses. De.18:15-18. Fulfilled. Ac.3:20-22. His being a Priest after the order of Melchizedek. Ps.110:4. Fulfilled. He.5:5-6. His entering His public ministry. Is.61:1-2. Fulfilled. Lu.4:16-21,43. His ministry starting in Galilee. Is.9:1-2. Fulfilled. Mt.4:12-16,23. His entering publicly into Jerusalem. Zec.9:9. Fulfilled. Mt.21:1-5. His coming into the temple. Hag.2:7,9; Mal.3:1. Fulfilled. Mt.21:12; Lu. 2:27-32; Jn.2:13-16. His poverty. Is.53:2. Fulfilled. Mk.6:3; Lu.9:58. His meekness. Is.42:2. Fulfilled. Mt.12:15-16,19. His tenderness and compassion. Is.40:11; 42:3. Fulfilled. Mt.12:15,20; He.4:15. His being without guile. Is.53:9. Fulfilled. 1Pe.2:22. His zeal. Ps.69:9. Fulfilled. Jn.2:17. His preaching by parables. Ps.78:2. Fulfilled. Mt.13:34-35. His working miracles. Is. 35:5-6. Fulfilled. Mt.11:4-6; Jn.11:47. His bearing reproach. Ps.22:6; 69:7,9,20. Fulfilled. Ro.15:3. His being rejected by His brethren. Ps.69:8; Is.63:3. Fulfilled. Jn. 1:11; 7:3. His being a stone of stumbling to the Jews. Is.8:14. Fulfilled. Ro.9:32; 1Pe. 2:8. His being hated by the Jews. Ps.69:4; Is.49:7. Fulfilled. Jn.15:24-25. His being rejected by the Jewish rulers. Ps.118:22. Fulfilled. Mt.21:42; Jn.7:48. That the Jews and Gentiles should combine against Him. Ps.2:1-2. Fulfilled. Lu.23:12; Ac.4:27. His being betrayed by a friend. Ps.41:9; 55:12-14. Fulfilled. Jn.13:18,21. His disciples forsaking Him. Zec.13:7. Fulfilled. Mt.26:31,56. His being sold for thirty pieces silver. Zec.11:12. Fulfilled. Mt. 26:15. His price being given for the potter’s field. Zec.11:13. Fulfilled. Mt.27:7. The intensity of His sufferings. Ps.22:14-15. Fulfilled. Lu.22:42,44. His sufferings being for others. Is.53:4-6,12; Da.9:26. Fulfilled. Mt.20:28. His patience and silence under suffering. Is.53:7. Fulfilled. Mt.26:63; 27:12-14. His being smitten on the cheek. Mic.5:1. Fulfilled. Mt.27:30. His visage being marred. Is.52:14; 53:3. Fulfilled. Jn. 19:5. His being spit on and scourged. Is. 50:6. Fulfilled. Mk.14:65; Jn.19:1. His hands and feet being nailed to the cross. Ps.22:16. Fulfilled. Jn.19:18; 20:25. His being forsaken by God. Ps.22:1. Fulfilled. Mt.27:46. His being mocked. Ps.22:7-8. Fulfilled. Mt.27:39-44. Gall and vinegar given to Him to drink. Ps.69:21. Fulfilled. Mt.27:34. His garments being parted, and lots cast for His vesture. Ps.22:18. Fulfilled. Mt.27:35. His being numbered with the transgressors. Is.53:12. Fulfilled. Mk.15:28. His intercession for His murderers. Is.53:12. Fulfilled. Lu.23:34. His Death. Is.53:12. Fulfilled. Mt.27:50. That a bone of Him should not be broken. Ex.12:46; Ps.34:20. Fulfilled. Jn.19:33,36. His being pierced. Zec.12:10. Fulfilled. Jn.19:34,37. His being buried with the rich. Is.53:9. Fulfilled. Mt.27:57-60. His flesh not seeing corruption. Ps.16:10. Fulfilled. Ac.2:31. His resurrection. Ps. 16:10; Is.26:19. Fulfilled. Lu.24:6,31,34. His ascension. Ps.68:18. Fulfilled. Lu. 24:51; Ac.1:9. His sitting on the right hand of God. Ps.110:1. Fulfilled. He.1:3. His exercising the priestly office in heaven. Zec.6:13. Fulfilled. Ro.8:34. His being the chief corner-stone of the Church. Is.28:16. Fulfilled. Pe.2:6-7. His being King in Zion. Ps.2:6. Fulfilled. Lu.1:32; Jn. 18:33-37. The conversion of the Gentiles to Him. Is.11:10; 42:1. Fulfilled. Mt.1:17, 21; Jn.10:16; Ac.10:45,47. His righteous government. Ps.45:6-7. Fulfilled. Jn.5:30; Rev.19:11. His universal dominion. Ps. 72:8; Da.7:14. Fulfilled. Phil.2:9,11. The perpetuity of His kingdom. Is.9:7; Da. 7:14. Fulfilled. Lu.1:32-33.
PROPHECY of Balaam. Nu.24:15-19. how can we tell what is true? De. 18:21-22. of Israel’s exile and return. De. 30:1-6. as a part of worship. 1Ch.25:1. some has a double application. Is.11:11. what it is. 1Co.14:1; Rev.1:3. Jesus tells about the end times. Mt.24:3; Mk.13:5-7. gift of prophecy given to both men and women. Ac.21:9.
PROPHET(S) De.18:15. how can we tell when they are of God? De.18:21-22. main role of. Lu.2:36-37. their relationship to kings. 2Sa.7:2. why God sent them to Israel and Judah. 1Ki.17:1. why evil kings hated God’s prophets. 1Ki.18:19; 2Ch. 18:3-8; Je.2:30. at Bethel. 2Ki.2:3. John the Baptist a prophet. Lu.3:15. Jesus more than. Mk.9:3; Lu.7:16. prophecies about Messiah misunderstood. Mk.10:37. some who were persecuted. Ac.7:52. in early church. Ac.11:27-28. who is the false prophet? Rev.13:11. There are sixteen O.T. prophets, divided into four groups: (1.) The prophets of the northern kingdom (Israel): Hosea, Amos, Joel, Jonah. (2.) The prophets of Judah: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Obadiah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah. (3.) The prophets of Captivity: Ezekiel and Daniel. (4.) The prophets of the Restoration: Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
PROPHETESSES Ez.13:17; Joel 2:28-29. Miriam. Ex.15:20. Deborah. Ju. 4:4. Huldah. 2Ki.22:14. Noadiah. Neh. 6:14. Isaiah’s wife. Is.8:3. Elisabeth. Lu.1:41-45. Anna. Lu.2:36-38. Daughters of Philip. Ac.21:9. Jezebel. Rev.2:20.
PROPHETS, FALSE Pretended to be sent by God. Je.23:17-18,31. Not sent or commissioned by God. Je.14:14; 23:21; 29:31. Made use of by God to test Israel. De.13:3. DESCRIBED AS. Treacherous. Zep.3:4. Covetous. Mic.3:11. Crafty. Mt. 7:15. Drunken. Is.28:7. Immoral and profane. Je.23:11,14.• Women sometimes acted as. Neh.6:14; Re.2:20. Called foolish prophets. Eze.13:2. Compared to foxes in the desert. Eze.13:4. Compared to wind. Je.5:13. Influenced by evil spirits. 1Ki.22:21-22. PROPHESIED. Falsely. Je.5:31. Lied in the Name of the Lord. Je. 14:14. Out of their own heart. Je.23:16, 26; Eze.13:2. In the name of false gods. Je.2:8. Peace, when there was no peace. Je.6:14; 23:17; Eze.13:10; Mic.3:5. Often practiced divination and witchcraft. Je. 14:14; Eze.22:28; Ac.13:6. Pretended to have dreams. Je.23:28,32. Often deceived by God as a judgment. Eze.14:9. THE PEOPLE. Led into error. Je.23:13; Mic.3:5. Made people forget God’s Name. Je.23:27. Deprived of God’s Word by. Je.23:30. Taught profaneness and sin by. Je.23:14-15. Oppressed and defrauded by. Eze.22:25. Warned not to listen to. De.13:3; Je.23:16; 27:9,15-16. Encouraged and praised. Je. 5:31; Lu.6:26. Method of trying and detecting. De.13:1-2; 18:21-22; 1Jn.4:1-3. PREDICTED TO ARISE. Before destruction of Jerusalem. Mt.24:11,24. In the latter times. 2Pe.2:1. Judgments denounced against. Je.8:1-2; 14:15; 28:16-17; 29:32. Entangled the people in their own ruin. Is.9:15-16; Je.20:6; Eze. 14:10. http://worldlychaos.org/w_c_1_how_to_know_false_teachers.1.htm
PROSELYTES new believer, novice, someone from a foreign region, stranger, a convert to Judaism proselyte. Described. Es.8:17; Is.56:3. REQUIRED. To give up all heathen practices. Ezra 6:21. To give up all heathen associates. Ruth 1:16; 2:11; Ps. 45:10; Lu.14:26. To be circumcised. Ge. 17:13; Ex.12:48. To enter into covenant to serve the Lord. De.29:10-13; Neh.10:28-29. To observe the law of Moses as Jews. Ex. 12:49. Unfaithfulness in, punished. Eze. 14:7. Were entitled to all privileges. Ex. 12:48; Is.56:3-7. “Proselyte” occurs in the N.T. only in Mt.23:15; Ac.2:10; 6:5; 13:43. Later called devout Greeks. Jn.12:20; Ac.17:4.
PROSPERITY Money, possessions, wealth. Two kinds. Mt.6:19-21,33-34. From God. Ge.33:11; 49:24-26; Ps.127:1; 128:1-2. Plan of. Ec.7:14. Dangers of. De. 8:10-18; 31:20; 32:15; Je.5:7; Ho.13:6. Evil effects of. Ho.4:7. Pride in. 2Ch.32:25. Forgetfulness of God in. 2Ch.12:1; 26:16. The prosperous despise the unfortunate. Job 12:5. Promised to the righteous. Job 22:23-27.
PROVERB a common saying; likeness; a parable, riddle. Proverb in Is.14:4; Hab.2:6; dark saying in Ps.49:4, Nu.12:8. Ahab's defiant words in answer to the insolent demands of Benhadad, “Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off,” is a well known instance of a proverbial saying 1Ki.20:11. Design of. Pr. 1:1-4. Written by Solomon. Pr.1:1; 25:1. Assortment of. 1Sa.10:12; 24:13-14; 2Sa. 3:8; 20:18; 1Ki.20:11; Pr.1:17; Je.31:29; Eze.12:22-23; 16:44; 18:2-4; Ho.4:9; Mt. 12:33; Lu.4:23; 6:44; 14:34; Jn.1:46; 1Co. 15:33; Ga.6:7.
PROVERBS, BOOK OF a collection of moral and philosophical sayings on a wide range of subjects presented in poetic form. Also sets forth the philosophy of practical life. It is the sign to us that the Bible does not despise common sense and discretion. It persuades us in an effective manner the value of intelligence, prudence and a good education. The book is based upon homely truths. It also deals with the side of human character so often overlooked by many theologians. As to the origin of this book, it is probable that Solomon gathered many proverbs which sprang from his human experience. This book is usually divided into three parts: (1.) Proverbs 1-9, which contain an exhibition of wisdom. (2.) Proverbs 10-24. (3.) Contains proverbs of Solomon “which the men of Hezekiah, the king of Judah, collected” Proverbs 25-29. There are two supplements, (1) “The words of Agur” Proverbs 30; and (2) “The words of king Lemuel” Proverbs 31. Solomon is said to have written three thousand proverbs, and those contained in this book may be a selection from these. 1Ki.4:32. In the N.T. there are about thirty-five direct quotations or indirect references, from this book.
PROVIDENCE OF GOD, THE, His abundant giving, care, control, guidance. His watchcare over His works. Ps.145:9. IS EXERCISED IN. Preserving His creatures. Ne.9:6; Ps.36:6; Mt.10:29. Providing for His creatures. Ps.104:27-28; 136:25; 147:9; Mt.6:26. Preservation of saints. Ps.37:28; 91:11; Mt.10:30. Prospering saints. Ge.24:48,56. Protecting saints. Ps.91:4; 140:7. Delivering saints. Ps.91:3; Is.31:5. Leading saints. De.8:2, 15; Is.31:5; 63:12. Bringing His words to pass. Nu.26:65; Jos.21:45; Lu.21:32-33. Ordering the ways of men. Pr.16:9; 19:21; 20:24. Ordaining conditions and circumstances of men. 1Sa.2:7-8; Ps. 75:6-7. Determining the period of human life. Ps.31:15; 39:5; Ac.17:26. Defeating wicked designs. Ex.15:9-19; 2Sa. 17:14-15; Ps.33:10. Overruling wicked plans for good. Ge.45:5-7; 50:20; Phil. 1:12. Preserving the course of nature. Ge. 8:22; Job 26:10; Ps.104:5-9. Directing all events. Jos.7:14; 1Sa.6:7-10,12; Pr.16:33; Is.44:7; Ac.1:26. Ruling the elements. Job 37:9-13; Is.50:2; Jn.1:4,15; Nah.1:4. Ordering the smallest matters. Mt. 10:29-30; Lu.21:18. Is righteous. Ps. 145:17; Da.4:37. Is ever watchful. Ps. 121:4; Is.27:3. Is all penetrating. Ps. 139:1-5. Sometimes dark and mysterious. Ps.36:6; 73:16; 77:19; Ro.11:33. ALL THINGS ARE ORDERED BY. For His glory. Is.63:14. For good to saints. Ro. 8:28. The wicked made to promote the plans. Is.10:5-12; Ac.3:17-18. TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED. In prosperity. De. 8:18; 1Ch.29:12. In adversity. Job 1:21; Ps.119:15. In public calamities. Amos 3:6. In our daily support. Ge.48:15. In all things. Pr.3:6. Cannot be defeated. 1Ki. 22:30,34; Pr.21:30. Man’s efforts are vain without. Ps.127:1-2; Pr.21:31. SAINTS SHOULD. Trust in. Mt.6:33-34; 10:9,29-31. Have total confidence in. Ps. 16:8; 139:10. Commit their works to. Pr. 16:3. Encourage themselves. 1Sa.30:6. Pray in dependence upon. Ac.12:5. Pray to be guided by. Ge.24:12-14; 28:20-21; Ac.1:24. Result of depending upon. Lu. 22:35. Joined with the use of means. 1Ki. 21:19; 22:37-38; Mic.5:2; Lu.2:1-4; Ac. 27:22,31-32. Danger in denying. Is. 10:13-17; Eze.28:2-10; Da.4:29-31; Ho. 2:8-9.
PROVISION means of obtaining it were changed after Eden. Ge.4:2. God provides in amazing ways. 1Ki.17:10. God will provide the means to do right. 1Ki. 18:36-38.
PROVOKING GOD, inducing His anger and wrath. Nu.14:11,23; 16:30; De.4:25; 9:7; 9:18,22; 31:20,29; 32:16; Ju.2:12; 1Ki. 14:9; 15:30; 16:2,7,13,26,33; 21:22; 2Ki. 17:17; 21:6,15; 22:17; 23:19; 23:26; 2Ch. 28:25; 34:25; Ezr.5:12; Ne.4:5; 9:18,26; Ps.78:17,40,56; 106:7,29,43; Isa.1:4; 3:8; 65:3; Je.7:18; 8:19; 11:17; 25:7; 32:31; 44:3,8; Eze.8:3,17; 16:26; 20:28; Ho. 12:14; Zec.8:14; Heb.3:16.
PSALMS, book of Authors: authorship of many is uncertain. The following is a possible list of authors along with the number of psalms attributed to them: David, 73; to Sons of Korah, 11; to Asaph, 12; to Heman, 1; to Ethan, 1; to Solomon, 2; to Moses, 1; to Haggai, 1; to Zechariah, 1; to Hezekiah, number doubtful; to Ezra, 1; the remainder, anonymous. Date Written: From the time of Moses 1440 B.C. to Ezra 450 B.C. Purpose: One hundred and fifty spiritual songs and poems used by God’s people in all ages in worship and devotional exercises. It was used as the hymnbook of the second temple. To Whom Written: Sometimes to God, sometimes for the author himself, often to the chief musician for worship and devotional use with God’s people. Main Themes: The predominant themes are prayer and praise but they cover a variety of religious experiences. They are quoted more frequently in the N.T. than any other book except Isaiah. They are often called the Psalms of David because he was the author of a large number of them. Key Words in Psalms: Worship, Praise. Key Verse: Ps 150:6.
PUBLICANS Roman tax collectors. Dishonorable. Mt.5:46-47; 9:11; 11:19; 18:17; 21:31; Lu.18:11. Repent under the preaching of John the Baptist. Mt.21:32; Lu.3:12; 7:29. Matthew, the collector of Capernaum, becomes an apostle. Mt.9:9; 10:3; Mk.2:14; Lu.5:27. Parable about. Lu.18:9-14. Zacchaeus, chief among, receives Jesus into his house. Lu.19:2-10.
PUBLICLY CHRISTIAN, closet Christians, people who believe in Jesus but are afraid to admit it. Admitting that you believe in Jesus can be hard, but you must be honest about your beliefs or you are not worthy of Jesus Mk.8:38; Lu.9:26. See: Jn.3:1-2; 7:13; 12:42; 19:38.
PULSE beans, lentils, peas Da. 1:12,16. http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_daniel_intro.htm
PUNISHMENT why God must punish sin. Ge.3:14-19. purpose of God’s punishment. Ge.4:11-15; Ps.38:2-4; 94:12-13.• of Canaanite nations. Ge.15:16. of Israelites. Le.26:18. of Miriam for wrong attitude. Nu.12:14. was God’s punishment of Moses too harsh? Nu.20:12. explanation of “eye for eye” principle. De.19:21. unpleasant, but often necessary. De.33:20-21. does a loving God really want to put people to death? 1Sa.2:25. God punishes all sin, sooner or later. 2Sa.20:7-10. God’s not always quick or dramatic. 2Ch.21:8-11. should restrain us from sin. Ps.36:1. why God doesn’t punish all evil immediately. Na.1:3. why do evil people seem to go unpunished? Hab.1:1; 2:3; 3:19. God sometimes uses evil people to punish evil people. Hab.1:13.
PUNISHMENT OF THE WICKED, THE Is from God. Le.26:18; Is.13:11. ON ACCOUNT OF THEIR. Sin. Lam.3:39. Iniquity. Je.36:31; Eze.3:17-18; 18:4,13, 20; Amos 3:2. Idolatry. Le.26:30; Is. 10:10-11. Rejection of the law of God. 1Sa.15:23; Ho.4:6-9. Ignorance of God. 2Th.1:8. Evil ways and doings. Je.21:14; Ho.4:9; 12:2. Pride. Is.10:12; 24:21; Lu. 14:11. Unbelief. Mk.16:16; Ro.11:20; Heb. 3:18-19; 4:2. Covetousness. Is.57:17; Je. 51:13. Oppressing. Is.49:26; Je.30:16,20. Persecuting. Je.11:21-22; Mt.23:34-36. Disobeying God. Neh.9:26-27; Ep.5:6. Disobeying the Gospel. 2Th.1:8. Is the fruit of their sin. Job 4:8; Pr.22:8; Ro.6:21; Ga. 6:8. Is the reward of their sins. Ps.91:8; Is. 3:11; Je.16:18; Ro.6:23; Heb.2:2. Often brought about by their evil plans. Es.7:10; Ps.37:15; 57:6. Often starts in this life. Pr. 11:31. IN THIS LIFE BY. Sickness. Le. 26:16; Ps.78:50. Famine. Le.26:19-20,26, 29; Ps.107:34. Wild beasts. Le.26:22. War. Le.26:25,32-33; Je.6:4. Deliverance to enemies. Neh.9:27. Fear. Le.26:36-37; Job 18:11. Reprobate mind. Ro.1:28. Put in slippery places. Ps.73:3-19. Trouble and distress. Is.8:22; Zep.1:15. Cutting off. Ps.94:23. Bringing down their pride. Is. 13:11. Future, shall be handled by Christ. Mt.16:27; 25:31,41. FUTURE OF THE WICKED DESCRIBED AS. Hell. Ps. 9:17; Mt.5:29; Lu.12:5; 16:23. Darkness. Mt.8:12; 2Pet.2:17. Death. Ro.5:12-17; 6:23. Resurrection of damnation. Jn.5:29. Rising to shame and everlasting contempt. Da.12:2. Everlasting destruction. Ps.52:5; 92:7; 2Th.1:9. Everlasting fire. Mt.25:41; Jude 1:7. Second death. Re.2:11; 21:8. Damnation of hell. Mt.23:33. Eternal damnation. Mk.3:29. Blackness of darkness. 2Pe.2:17; Jude 1:13. Everlasting burnings. Is.33:14. The wrath of God. Jn. 3:36. Wine of the wrath of God. Re.14:10. Torment with fire. Re.14:10. Torment for ever and ever. Re.14:11. God’s righteousness requires. 2Th.1:6. Often sudden and unexpected. Ps.35:8; 64:7; Pr. 29:1; Lu.12:20; 1Th.5:3. SHALL BE. According to their deeds. Mt.16:27; Ro. 2:6,9; 2Co.5:10. According to the knowledge possessed by them. Lu. 12:47-48. Increased by neglect. Mt. 11:21-24; Lu.10:13-15. Without relief. Lu.16:23-26. Accompanied by remorse. Is.66:24; Mk.9:44. No combination aids against. Pr.11:21. Delayed, emboldens them in sin. Ec.8:11. Should be a warning. Nu.26:10; 1Co.10:6-11; Jude 1:7. Finished at the day of judgment. Mt.25:31,46; Ro. 2:5,16; 2Pe.2:9. http://www.judgmentcoming.org/j_c_books_a_loving_god-would_not_send_me_to_hell.html
PURIFICATION ceremonial Le.12:4; Nu.8:21; 31:20; 2Ch.30:19; Ne.12:30; Lu. 2:22; Jn.11:55; Ac.21:26; 24:18.
PURITY Of heart. Ps.12:6; 19:8; 24:3-5; 51:7; 65:3; 119:140; Pr.15:26; 20:9; 21:8; 30:12; Is.1:18,25; 6:7; Da.12:10; Mic. 6:11; Mal.3:2-3; Mt.5:8; Jn.15:2; Phil.4:8; 1Tim.1:5; 3:9; 5:22; 2Tim.1:3; 2:21-22; Tit.1:15; Heb.9:13-14; 10:2; Ja.4:8; 1Pe. 1:22; 1Jn.3:3.
PURPOSE understanding God’s purpose for your life. Nu. 9:23; 16:8-10; De.1:1-2. how we lose sight of ours. Jos.24:24-26. God is directing our lives for a purpose. Ruth 2:20. God has put you where you are for a purpose. Es.4:13-14. suffering does not destroy life’s purpose. Job 3:23-26. religious leaders lost sight of their real purpose. Jn.19:15. fulfilling the purpose for which we were made. Jn.1:3; Ro.8:29. Jesus’ purpose was to do God’s will. Jn. 6:37-38. God’s purpose for all believers. 2Th.1:11-12. the purpose of the Bible. 2Ti.3:17. how would you describe your purpose in life? Tit.1:1. http://www.hisservants.org/books_god's_will.html
PURPOSES, DIVINE, Irresistible Is.14:27. Sure to Be Fulfilled Je.51:29. Seen in His choice of Instruments Ac. 26:16. Revealed in the Gospel Ep.1:9. Eternal in Christ Ep.3:11. Involves the Overthrow of Satan 1Jn.3:8.
PURSE bag in which money was carried Pr.1:14; 7:20; Is.46:6; Mt.10:9; Mk.6:8; Lu.10:4; 22:35; Jn.12:6; 13:29.
QUAIL Miracle of, at Kibroth-hattaavah. Nu.11:31-32; Ps.105:40. Miracle of, in the wilderness of Sin. Ex.16:13.
QUARRELS pride an ingredient in every one. Pr.13:10. result from evil desires in us. Ja.4:1-3.
QUARRIES pit, mine. Ju.3:19,26.
QUATERNION a band of four soldiers. Ac.12:4,6.
QUEEN The wife of a king. 1Ki.11:19. Crowned. Es.1:11; 2:17. Divorced. Es. 1:10-22. Sits on the throne with the king. Ne.2:6. Makes feasts for the women of the royal household. Es.1:9. Counsels the king. Da.5:10-12. Sheba visits Solomon. 1Ki.10:1-13. Candace, of Ethiopia. Ac.8:27. The moon called queen of heaven. Je.7:18; 44:7-19; 44:25.
QUICKENING recover, repair, restore to life, revive, made alive, be whole. Of the church. By the Father. Ps.71:20; 80:18; Ro. 4:17; 8:11; Ep.2:1; 1Tim.6:13. By the Son. Jn.5:21; 1Co.15:45. By the Holy Spirit. Jn. 6:63; Ro.8:11; 2Co.3:6; 1Pe.3:18.
QUICKSANDS only in Ac.27:17. See poem, Quicksand. http://www.hisservantsministry.org/Poems_Q_R.html
QUIET God often works in quiet ways. Nu.26:64. God often found in the quietness of a humble heart. 1Ki.19:11-13. standing quietly before God. Ps.46:10. a quiet response ends arguments. Pr.15:1. Also: Is. 30:15; 32:17; Ac.7:55-60; Ga.5:22; He. 12:11.
QUIETNESS silence, calm, stillness, humility. Job 34:29; Ps.131:2; Pr.1:33; Is.32:17; Lam. 3:26; Mk.4:39; Jn.11:20; Ac.19:36. Prescribed, Pr.17:1; Ec.4:6; 1Th.4:11; 2Th.3:12; 1Ti.2:2; 1Pe.3:4. A Must For Instruction, Ex.14:13; Nu.9:8; Ju.7:21; 1Sa.9:27; 12:7; Job 37:14; Ps.4:4; 37:7; 46:10; 62:1; Is.23:2; 30:15.
QUITTING, NOT perseverance, stick with it, don't give up just because you get tired, bored, or discouraged. Ec.7:8; Lu. 21:19; Ro.12:12; 1Th.5:14; Tit.2:2; Heb. 10:36; Ja.1:4; 5:7; 2Pe.1:6.
QUIVER a case for arrows. Ge.27:3; Job 39:23; Ps.127:5; Is.49:2.
RAMESES, also called Raamses. District in Egypt inhabited by the Israelites. Ge. 47:11; Ex.1:11; 12:37; Nu.33:3,5. City of, built by the Israelites as a treasure city for Pharaoh. Ex.1:1.
RABBI my master, a title of dignity given by the Jews to their doctors of the law and distinguished teachers. Sometimes applied to Christ. Mt.23:7-8; Mk.9:5; Jn.1:38,49; 3:2; 6:25. also to John the Baptist. Jn.3:26. Forbidden by Jesus as a title to His disciples. Mt.23:8.
RABBONI occurs only twice in the N.T. Mk.10:51, Jn.20:16. The most honorable of all titles.
RACA vain, empty, worthless, found only in Mt.5:22. The Jews used it as a word of contempt. It means “to spit.”
RACE Human, unity of. Ge.3:20; Mal. 2:10. Foot race. Figurative. Ps.19:5; Ec. 9:11; 1 Co.9:24; Ga.5:7; Phil.2:16; He. 12:1-2.
RACHEL daughter of Laban, married to Jacob. Ge.29:6; 29:18; 30:1; 30:22; 31:4; 33:2; 35:19; 46:22; 48:7; Ru.4:11; 1Sa.10:2; Je.31:15; Mt.2:18.
RACIAL PREJUDICE Lu.9:53; Jn.4:9; 4:27; 8:48; Ac.10:28; 11:3; 19:34; Ga.2:12.
RAHAB also called Rachab. A woman of Jericho. Assists the spies of Israel. Jos. 2:1-24. Is spared at the taking of Jericho. Jos.6:17-25. Ancestor of Joseph. Mt.1:5. Faith of, commended. Heb.11:31; Ja.2:25. Symbolic name of Egypt. Ps.87:4; 89:10; Is. 30:7; 51:9.
RAILING slander, evil speaking. Forbidden. 1Co.5:11; 1Tim.6:4; 1Pe.3:9; 2Pe.2:11; Jude 1:9. Instances of. 1Sa. 25:14; 2Sa.16:7; Mk.15:29.
RAIMENT, clothing, apparel.
RAIN Forty days of, at the time of the flood. Ge.7:4,10-12,17-24. The plague of, upon Egypt. Ex.9:22-26,33-34. Miracle called by Samuel. 1Sa.12:16-19. Miracle called by Elijah. 1Ki.18:41-45. David delivered by. 2Sa.5:17-21; Is.28:21. North wind unfavorable to. Pr.25:23. Withheld as judgment. De.11:17; 28:24; 1Ki.8:35; 2Ch. 7:13; Je.3:3; Amos 4:7; Zec.14:17. The earth shall no more be destroyed by. Ge. 9:8-17. Sent by God. De.11:13-14; Job 37:6; Is.30:23; Je.5:24; 14:22. Contingent upon obedience. Le.26:3-4; De.11:13-14. Prayer for. 1Ki.8:35-36; 2Ch.6:26-27. Answer to prayer for, promised. 2Ch. 7:13-14; Zec.10:1. Withheld, in answer to prayer. Ja.5:17-18. Rainy season in Palestine in the ninth month, corresponding to December. Ezra 10:9,13. Figurative. Ps. 72:6.
RAINBOW caused by the reflection of the rays of the sun shining on falling rain. Appointed as a witness of the divine faithfulness Ge.9:12-17. It is referred to three other times in Scripture. Eze. 1:27-28; Re.4:1-3; 10:1.
RAISINS dried grapes; mentioned in: 1Sa. 25:18; 30:12; 2Sa.16:1; 1Ch.12:40.
RAPE Law imposes death penalty for. De.22:25-27. Captives afflicted with. Is. 13:16; Lam.5:11; Zec.14:2. Instances of. Servant of a Levite, by Benjamites; tribe of Benjamites nearly exterminated as punishment. Ju.19:22-30; 20:35. Of Tamar by Amnon; avenged in the death of Amnon at the hand of Absalom, Tamar’s brother. 2Sa.13:6-29; 13:32-33 Ge.8:7. RAVEN A black carnivorous bird. Pr. 30:17; Song 5:11. Forbidden as food. Le. 11:15; De.14:14. First bird sent out by Noah. Fed Elijah. 1Ki.17:4-6. Cared for by divine providence. Lu.12:24.
READINESS being prepared for The Future, 2Ki.20:1; Is.38:1; Amos 4:12; Mt. 24:44; 25:4,10; Mk.13:35; Lu.12:35-36; 12:40; Phil.1:23; 1Th.5:4; 2Pe.3:14; Re. 19:7.
REBEKAH also called Rebekah. Ro. 9:10. Daughter of Bethuel, grandniece of Abraham. Ge.22:20-23. Becomes Isaac’s wife. Ge.24:15-67; 25:20. Mother of Esau and Jacob. Ge.25:21-28. Passes as Isaac’s sister. Ge.26:6-11. Displeased with Esau’s wives. Ge.26:34-35. Talks Jacob into deceiving Isaac. Ge.27:5-29. Sends Jacob to Laban. Ge.27:42-46. Burial place of. Ge.49:31.
REBELLION, defiance to authority, sin. Treason. Pr.17:11. Instances of. Absalom. 2Sa.15:1-18:33. Sheba. 2Sa.20:1-26. Revolt of the ten tribes. 1Ki.12:16-20; 2Ch.10:1-19; 2Ch. 13:5-12. Against God, Nu.14:9; 16:11;De.1:43; 9:7,24; 31:27; 32:15; Jos.22:29; 1Sa.12:15; 15:23; Ne. 9:17; Job 15:13; 15:25; 34:37; Ps.2:3; 5:10; 21:11; 68:6; 107:11; Pr.17:11; Is. 1:23; 30:1,9; 31:6; 63:10; 65:2; Je.2:31; 4:17; 5:5; 5:23; 11:9; 28:16; 50:24; Lam. 1:18; Eze.2:3,7; 3:9; 12:2,9,25; 17:12; 20:8,13,21; 24:3; 44:6; Ho.9:15; 13:16; Mal.1:6; Jn.13:18; Ro.8:7; 10:21; 1Ti.1:9. Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft 1Sa.15:23.
RED HEIFER, THE To be without spot or blemish. Nu.19:2. To be given to Eleazar the second priest to offer. Nu. 19:3. To be slain outside camp. Nu.19:3. Entire, to be burned. Nu.19:5. Blood of, sprinkled seven times before the tabernacle. Nu.19:4. Cedar, hyssop, burned with. Nu.19:6. Ashes of, collected and mixed with water for purification. Nu. 19:9,11-22. Proclaimed uncleanness to: The priest that offered her. Nu.19:. The man that burned her. Nu.19:8. The man who gathered the ashes. Nu.19:10. Could only purify the flesh. He.9:13. A type of Christ. He.9:12-14.
RED SEA The locusts which devastated Egypt destroyed in. Ex.10:19. Israelites cross; Pharaoh and his army drowned in. Ex.14:1-15:1; 15:4,11,19; Nu.33:8; De. 11:4; Jos.2:10; 4:23; 24:6-7; Ju.11:16; 2Sa.22:16; Ne.9:9-11; Ps.66:6; 78:13,53; 106:7-11,22; 136:13-15; Is.43:16-17; Ac. 7:36; 1Co.10:1-2; He.11:29. Israel camp. by. Ex.14:2,9,25; 21:4; Nu.33:10-11; De.1:40; 2:1-3. Boundary of the promised land. Ex.23:31. Solomon builds ships on. 1Ki.9:26. Wilderness of. Ex. 13:18.
REDEEMER one who restores the rights of another and avenges his wrongs. Le. 25:48-49; Nu.5:8; Ruth 4:1; Job 19:25; Ps.19:14; 78:35. This title is applied to Christ. He redeems us from all evil by the payment of a ransom.
REDEMPTION Defined. 1Co.6:20; 7:23. Is of God. Is.44:21-23; 43:1; Lu.1:68. Is by Christ. Mt.20:28; Ga.3:13. Is by the Blood of Christ. Ac.20:28; He.9:12; 1Pe.1:19; Re. 5:9. Christ sent to effect. Ga.4:4-5. Christ is made, to us. 1Co.1:30. IS FROM. The bondage of the law. Ga.4:5. The curse of the law. Ga.3:13. The power of sin. Ro. 6:18,22. The power of the grave. Ps.49:15. All troubles. Ps.25:22. All iniquity. Ps. 130:8; Tit.2:14. All evil. Ge.48:16. The present evil world. Ga.1:4. Vain lifestyle. 1Pe.1:18. Enemies. Ps.106:10-11; Je.15:21. Death. Ho.13:14. Destruction. Ps.103:4. Man cannot effect. Ps.49:7. Corruptible things cannot purchase. 1Pe.1:18. OBTAINS FOR US. Justification. Ro.3:24 Forgiveness of sin. Ep.1:7; Col.1:14. Adoption. Ga.4:4-5. Purification. Tit.2:14. The present life, the only season for. Job 36:18-19. DESCRIBED AS. Precious. Ps.49:8. Plenteous. Ps.130:7. Eternal. He. 9:12. SUBJECTS OF. The soul. Ps.49:8. The body. Ro.8:23. The life. Ps.103:4; Lam.3:58. The inheritance. Ep.1:14. MANIFESTS THE. Power of God. Is.50:2. Grace of God. Is.52:3. Love and pity of God. Is.63:9; Jn.3:16; Ro.6:8; 1Jn.4:10. A subject for praise. Is.44:22-23; 51:11. O.T. saints partakers of. He.9:15. THEY WHO PARTAKE OF. Are the property of God. Is.43:1; 1Co.6:20. Are first-fruits to God. Re.14:4. Are a peculiar people. 2Sa.7:23; Tit.2:14; 1Pe.2:9. Are assured of. Job 19:25; Ps.31:5. Are sealed to the day of. Ep.4:30. Are Zealous of good works. Ep. 2:10; Tit.2:14; 1Pe.2:9. Walk safely in holiness. Is.35:8-9. Shall return to Zion with joy. Is.35:10. Alone can learn the songs of heaven. Re.14:3-4. Commit themselves to God. Ps.31:5. Have an earnest of the completion of. Ep.1:14; 2Co.1:22. Wait for the completion of. Ro.8:23; Phil.3:20-21; Tit.2:11-13. Pray for the completion of. Ps.26:11; 44:26. Praise God for. Ps.71:23; 103:4; Re.5:9. Should glorify God for. 1Co. 6:20. Should be without fear. Is.43:1.
REED A water plant. Is.19:6-7; 35:7; Je. 51:32. Used as a measuring device of six cubits. Eze.40:3-8; 41:8; 42:16-19; 45:1; Re.11:1; 21:15-16. Mockingly given to Jesus as a symbol of royalty. Mt.27:29. Jesus smitten with. Mt.27:30; Mk.15:19. Figurative. Of weakness. 1Ki.14:15; 2Ki. 18:21; Is.36:6; 42:3; Eze.29:6; Mt.11:7; 12:20.
REFUGE place of safety. God is ours. Ps.46:1-3. Cities of. From the avenger of blood. Ex.21:13-14; Nu.35:11-32; De. 4:41-43; 19:2-13; Jos.20:1-6. List of. Jos. 20:7-9. Figurative. Of Christ. He.6:18.
REMISSION OF SIN release from the debt of sin. Ps.32:2; 51:9; Mt.26:28; Mk. 1:4; Lu.1:77; 3:3; 24:47; Ac.2:38; 3:19; 5:31; 10:43; 13:38; Ro.3:25; 11:27; 2Co. 5:19; Ep.1:7; He.9:22; 10:18.
REMNANT applies only to Israel, not the church. those who heed God’s warnings. Is.6:9-13. marked by faithfulness. Is. 10:20-21; Je.4:27; Zec.13:9. the remnant that will be saved. Ro.9:27-29.
REMORSE, grief, sorrow, regret. Ps. 31:10; 38:2-6; 51:1-4; 51:7-17; Pr.1:25-27; Pr.5:7-13; 28:1; Is.2:19,21; 6:5; 48:22; 57:20-21; Lam.1:20; Eze.7:16-18; 7:25-26; 33:10; Lu.13:28; Ac.2:37; 9:6; 1Jn.3:20. Instances of. David. Ps.51:1-19. Peter Mt.26:75. Judas. Mt.27:3-5.
REUBEN Son of Jacob. Ge.29:32; 1Ch. 2:1. Brings mandrakes to his mother. Ge. 30:14. Commits incest with one of his father’s concubines, thus forfeits his birthright. Ge.35:22; 49:4; 1Ch.5:1. Agilely seeks to save Joseph from the conspiracy of his brethren. Ge.37:21-30; 42:22. Offers to become surety for Benjamin. Ge.42:37. Jacob’s prophetic benediction upon. Ge.49:3-4. His children. Ge.46:9; Ex.6:14; Nu.16:1; 1Ch.5:3-6.
REVELATION some things God has chosen not to reveal. De.29:29. how God reveals Himself. Ps.19:1. Jesus as the complete revelation of God. Jn.14:9. God has revealed Himself to all people. Ro. 1:18-20. God reveals Himself to Moses. Ex.3:1-6,14; 6:1-3. The law is revealed. Ex.20:1-35:35; Le.1:1-7:38. The law is revealed in the pattern of the temple. 1Ch. 28:11-19. The sonship of Jesus. Mt.3:17; 16:17; 17:5.
REVELATION, BOOK OF purpose of. Re.1:1; 22:21. Re. 1 states circumstances that led to the writing of this book Re.1:1-20. In Re. 2 and 3 Jesus gives special messages to the seven churches of Asia Minor Re.2:1-3:22. John is now caught up into heaven, where he sees a vision of God Almighty on His throne. Re. 4:1-11. John watches God give a scroll with seven seals to the worthy Lamb, Jesus Christ, Re.5:1-14. The Lamb then open the seals one by one. As each seal is opened, a new vision appears. The first four seals are opened; riders appear on horses of different colors—war, famine, disease, and death. Re.6:1-8. The fifth seal reveals those who have been martyred for their faith in Christ Re.6:9-11. At the opening of the sixth seal, there is a huge earthquake, stars falling from the sky, and the sky is rolled up like a scroll Re. 6:12-17. Multitudes are before the great throne, worshiping and praising God and the Lamb Re.7:1-17. The seventh seal is unveils a series of God’s judgments announced by seven angels with seven trumpets Re.8:1-5. The first four angels bring hail, fire, a burning mountain, and a falling star; the sun and the moon are darkened Re.8:6-13. The fifth trumpet brings locusts with the power to sting Re. 9:1-12. The sixth trumpet brings a huge army of warriors on horses Re. 9:13-21. In Re.10:1-11, John is given a little scroll to eat. Then John is commanded to measure the temple of God Re.11:1-2. He sees two witnesses who proclaim God’s judgment on the earth for three and a half years Re. 11:3-14. The seventh trumpet calls the forces of good and evil to the final battle. On one side is Satan and his forces; on the other side stands Jesus Christ with His forces Re.11:15-13:18. In the midst of this call to battle, John sees three angels announce the final judgment Re.14:6-13. Two angels begin to reap this harvest of judgment on the earth Re.14:14-20. Seven more angels pour out God’s judgment on the earth from seven bowls Re.15:1-16:21. One of the seven angels shows John a vision of a “great prostitute” called Babylon, symbolizing the Roman empire, riding a scarlet beast Re.17:1-18. After the defeat of Babylon (Rev. 18:1-24), a great multitude in heaven shouts praise to God for his mighty victory Re.19:1-10. The final three chapters of the book of Revelation register the events that finalize Christ’s victory over the enemy: Satan’s 1,000-year imprisonment Re.20:1-10, the final judgment Re.20:11-15, and the creation of a new earth and a new Jerusalem Re.21:1-22:6. An angel then gives John final instructions concerning the visions Re.22:7-11. Revelation concludes with the promise of Christ’s soon return, an offer to drink of the water of life that flows through the great street of the new Jerusalem, and a warning to those who read the book Re.22:12-21. May we pray with John, “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus” Re.22:20. The Bible ends with a message of warning and hope for men and women of every generation. Christ is victorious, and all evil has been done away with. http://www.godcannotlie.org/rev_intro.htm
RIDDLES hidden sayings. Ju.14:12; Eze. 17:2.
RIDICULE don’t let it affect your faith. 2Ch.30:10; Mt.27:29. how Nehemiah handled it. Ne.4:1-5. can weaken our witness for Christ. Lu.12:4-5.
RIVER Figurative. Of salvation. Ps.36:8; 46:4; Is.32:2; Eze.47:1-12; Re.22:1-2.Of grief. Ps.119:136; Lam.3:48. Spiritual rivers, symbol of divine blessings Ps.1:3; 36:8; 46:4; Is.41:18; 48:18; Eze. 47:5; Re.22:1. Symbolic of trials and troubles. Is.43:2.
ROBE Of righteousness. 2Ch.6:41; Is. 61:10; Re.6:11; 7:9,13. Parable of the man who was not dressed in a wedding garment. Mt.22:11. SEE: 2Ch.6:41; Job 29:14; Ps. 132:16; Is.52:1; 59:17; 61:10; Eze.16:10; Zec.3:4; Mt.22:11; Lu.15:22; Re.19:8; White Raiment, 2Ch.5:12; Eze.16:13; Mt. 17:2; Re.3:5; 3:18; 4:4; 7:9,13; 19:8.
ROCK, stone. used as a symbol of God in the O. T. 1Sa.2:2; 2Sa.22:3; Is.17:10; Ps.28:1; 31:2-3; 89:26; 95:1; also in the N.T. Mt. 16:18; Ro.9:33; 1Co.10:4. In Da.2:45 is mountain. On which Jesus said He would build His church. Mt.16:18. Water brought from. Nu.20:11; De.8:15; Ps.78:15-16; 78:20.
ROD OF CORRECTION symbol of discipline. Job 9:34; Ps.89:32; 94:10; Pr. 10:13; 13:24; 15:10; 19:29; 22:15; 23:14; 26:3; 29:15; Is.30:32; Lam.3:1; Mi.6:9.
ROD OF MOSES Ex.4:2,17,20; 7:9,19; 8:16; 9:23; 10:13; 14:16; 17:5,9; Nu.17:8.
ROLLS, scrolls. Is.8:1; Je.36:2,21,27; Eze. 2:9; 3:1; Hab.2:2; Zec.5:1. its significance in Revelation. Re.5:1; 6:1.
ROMAN EMPIRE how it helped spread the Gospel. Mk.1:2. Jews thought Messiah would rescue them from. Lu.1:71. its appointed rulers over Palestine. Lu.3:1.
ROMANS what a centurion was. Mt. 8:8-12. authority over religious leaders. Mt.26:3. only they could authorize a death sentence. Mt.26:59. Capernaum was key headquarters for. Mk.2:14. Jews looked for political savior from. Mk.3:12. in constant tension with Jews. Mk.15:7. why they felt threatened by Christians. Ac.28:22. ROMANS, LETTER TO why and to whom Paul wrote it. Ac.20:1-3; Ro.1:1. CRUCIAL CONCEPTS IN ROMANS. ELECTION Ro.9:10-13. God’s choice of an individual or group for a specific purpose or destiny. JUSTIFICATION Ro.4:25; 5:18. God’s act of declaring us “not guilty” for our sins. PROPITIATION Ro.3:25. Removal of God’s punishment for sin through the perfect Sacrifice of Christ Jesus. REDEMPTION Ro.3:24; 8:23. Christ has paid the price so we can go free. The price of sin is death; Jesus paid the total price. SANCTIFICATION Ro.5:2; 15:16. Becoming more and more like Jesus through the work of the Holy Spirit. GLORIFICATION Ro.8:18-19,30. Ultimate state of the believer after death when he or she becomes like Christ. 1Jn. 3:2.
ROME, CITY OF description of. Ro. 1:7; 16:25-27. how the church was started there. Ac.28:15; Ro.1:1. Paul wanted to go to. Ac.19:21. Paul delayed his visit to. Ro.15:20-22. Paul got there God’s way. Ac.28:17-20. books Paul wrote while there. Ac.28:30. Paul sails for. Ac. 27:1-44. Paul Arrives in Rome. Ac. 28:11-16. Paul spreads Gospel in. The Gospel Goes to Rome. Ro.1:1-16:27. Is the great city which will reign over the kings of the earth in the Great Tribulation. Re.17:15-18.
ROSE OF SHARON Title of Christ. Song 2:1.
RUTH daughter-in-law of Naomi. Ruth 1:4. Her devotion to Naomi. Ruth 1:6-18. Goes to Bethlehem. Ruth 1:19,22. Gleaned in the field of Boaz. Ruth 2:3. Receives kindness from Boaz. Ruth 2:4-17; 3:15. Under Naomi’s instructions claims from Boaz the duty of a kinsman. Ruth 3:1-9. Marries Boaz. Ruth 4:9-13. Becomes an ancestor of Jesus. Ruth 4:13; 4:21-22; Mt.1:5.
RUTH THE BOOK OF originally a part of the Book of Judges. The history in it refers to a period about 126 years before the birth of David. It tells of Naomi going to Moab with her husband, Elimelech, and of her later return to Bethlehem with her daughter-in-law; the marriage of Boaz and Ruth; and the birth of Obed, of whom David sprang. The author was probably Samuel. Brief as this book is, and simple as is its story, it is rich in examples of faith, patience, hard work, and kindness, and indicates the care which God takes of those who put their trust in Him.
SABACHTHANI means thou hast forsaken me. One of the Aramaic words spoken by our Lord on the cross Mt.27:46; Mk.15:34.
SABBATH for Israel only. Ex.20:2; Ne.9:13-14. Why God wanted people to rest on. Ex.16:23; 20:8-11. two purposes of. Ex.31:12-17. why were extra sacrifices made on? Nu.28:9-10. why trade was prohibited on. Ne.10:31. Nehemiah’s actions to preserve it. Ne.13:17. when it was observed. Lu.4:40. Jesus accused of harvesting on. Mk.2:24. what is considered work. Mt.12:5. Jesus as Lord of. Mt.12:8. Pharisees’ laws about healing on. Mt.12:10. religious leaders missed true purpose of. Mk.2:24. not an excuse to avoid helping others. Jn.9:14-16. Christian rest day, Lord’s Day. First day of the week, Sunday. Mt.28:1,5-6,9; Mk.16:9; Jn.20:1; 20:11-16,19,26; Ac.20:7; 1Co.16:2; Re. 1:10.
SABBATH DAY'S JOURNEY about 2,000 cubits, or less than half-a-mile
Ac. 1:12; Ex.16:29; Nu.35:5; Jos.3:4.
SABBATICAL YEAR every seventh year, during which the land, according to the law of Moses, had to remain uncultivated Le.25:2-7; 26:34-35; Ex.23:10-12. Whatever grew of itself during that year was not for the owner of the land, but for the poor and the stranger and the beasts of the field. All debts, except those of foreigners, were to be canceled De.15:1-11. It seems to have been greatly neglected 2Ch.36:20-21.
SACKCLOTH was made of black goats' hair, coarse, rough, and thick, used for sacks, and also worn by mourners. Ge. 37:34; 42:25; 2Sa.3:31; Es.4:1-2; Ps. 30:11. and as a sign of repentance Mt. 11:21. It was put upon animals by the people of Nineveh Jon.3:8.
SACRIFICE giving up something. a true sacrifice is giving something that costs. 1 Ch.21:22-24. doing it for right reasons. Ps.50:5-9. the sacrifice of following Jesus. Mt.8:19-20. be willing to give up everything for Jesus. Mt.19:21. Jesus is well worth any sacrifice. Mk.9:43. end result of self-sacrifice. Lu.14:16.
SADDUCEES A sect of the Jews. differed from Pharisees. Mt.3:7. their religious views. Mt.16:1. why they joined Pharisees to fight Jesus. Mt.16:1. demanded a sign from Jesus. Mt.16:1. asked Jesus about eternity. Mt.22:29-30. tested Jesus with a question. Lu.20:37-38. felt threatened by Peter and John. Ac.4:2-3. Rebuked by John the Baptist. Mt.3:7-9; Lu.3:7-9. Reject the doctrine of the resurrection. Mt.22:23-34; Mk.12:18-27; Lu.20:27-40; Ac.23:7-8. Jesus warns His disciples against. Mt.16:6-12. Persecute the apostles. Ac.4:1-3; 5:17-33.
SAINTS righteous ones. one separated from the world and consecrated to God; one holy by profession and by covenant; a believer in Christ. only Christ can make a person a saint. Ro.3:22,26; 5:18,21; 1Co.1:30. SAINTS, COMPARED TO The sun. Ju. 5:31; Mt.13:43. Stars. Da.12:3. Lights. Mt.5:14; Phil. 2:15. Mount Zion. Ps. 125:1-2. Lebanon. Ho.14:5-7. Treasure. Ex.19:5; Ps.135:4. Jewels. Mal.3:17. Gold. Job 23:10; Lam.4:2. Vessels of gold and silver. 2Ti.2:20. Stones of a crown. Zec. 9:16. Lively stones. 1Pet.2:5. Babes. Mt. 11:25; 1Pe.2:2. Little children. Mt.18:3; 1Co.14:20. Obedient children. 1Pe.1:14. Members of the body. 1Co.12:20,27. Soldiers. 2Ti.2:3-4. Runners in a race. 1Co.9:24; He.12:1. Wrestlers. 2Ti.2:5. Good servants. Mt.25:21. Strangers and pilgrims. 1Pe.2:11. Sheep. Ps.78:52; Mt. 25:33; Jn.10:4. Lambs. Is.40:11; Jn.21:15. Calves of the stall. Mal.4:2. Lions. Pr. 28:1; Mic.5:8. Eagles. Ps.103:5; Is.40:31. Doves. Ps.68:13; Is.60:8. Thirsting deer. Ps.42:1. Good fishes. Mt.13:48. Dew and showers. Mic.5:7. Watered gardens. Is. 58:11. Unfailing springs. Is.58:11. Vines. Song 6:11; Ho.14:7. Branches of a vine. Jn 15:2,4-5. Pomegranates. Song 4:13. Good figs. Je.24:2-7. Lilies. Song 2:2; Ho.14:5. Willows by the water courses. Is.44:4. Trees planted by rivers. Ps.1:3. Cedars in Lebanon. Ps.92:12. Palm trees. Ps.92:12. Green olive trees. Ps.52:8; Ho.14:6. Fruitful trees. Ps.1:3; Je.17:8. Corn. Ho.14:7. Wheat. Mt.3:12; 13:29-30. Salt. Mt.5:13.
Only Almighty God can make a saint! NO man anywhere can make a saint!
SALEM peace. another name for Jerusalem Ge.14:18; Ps.76:2; He.7:1-2.
SALOME Mother of James and John. Mt. 27:56; Mk.15:40; 16:1. Asks Jesus to promote her sons. Mt.20:20-21. Present at the cross. Mk.15:40. Present at the sepulchre. Mk.16:1-2.
SALT Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of. Ge.19:26. The city of Salt. Jos.15:62. The valley of salt. 2Sa.8:13; 2Ki.14:7. Salt sea. Ge.14:3; Nu.34:12; De.3:17; Jos.3:16; 12:3; 15:2. Salt pits. Zep.2:9. All animal sacrifices were required to be seasoned with. Le.2:13; Ezra 6:9; Eze.43:24; Mk.9:49. Used in approving covenants. Nu.18:19; 2Ch.13:5. Elisha casts, into the pool of Jericho, to purify it. 2Ki.2:20-21. Figurative. The saving effectiveness of the church. Mt.5:13; Mk.9:49-50; Lu.14:34. Of wise speech. Col.4:6.
SALVATION means by which a person receives eternal life through accepting Jesus Christ as his or her Saviour and Lord and Jn.3:16. can’t inherit it. Ge.28:10-15; Lu. 3:8. demonstrated by the exodus. Ex.6:6-8. for all people. Is.25:6; Lu.24:47. Jesus’ humanity important to. Mt.1:20-23. why Jesus came to save us. Mt.1:21. Jesus the only way to. Mt.7:13-14; Jn.6:67-68; 14:6; Ac.4:12; Ro.2:1. knowing about Jesus is not enough for. Mk.3:11. submission leads to. Lu.1:30-31. illustrated by Jesus’ raising a dead boy. Lu.7:11-17. as both spiritual and physical. Lu.9:2. Jesus’ doing, not ours. 1Co.1:28-31. how to receive it. Lu. 13:24-25; Jn.17:3; Ro.10:8-12. responding to God’s invitation of. Lu.14:15-24. an act of total forgiveness. Lu.23:34. Jesus’ work of salvation complete. Lu.24:51; Jn.19:30. a gift from God. Jn.3:8. knowing the Bible is not enough for. Jn.3:10-11. as thirsting after “living” water. Jn.4:10. security of. Jn.6:39; 1Jn.2:3-6. Holy Spirit urges us toward. Jn 6:44. obeying the law does not bring it. Ac.21:23-24; Ga.2:17-19. no one good enough for. Ro.3:10-18. God saves us by faith alone. Ro.3:28; Ga.1:7. how much faith does it require? Ro.4:5. so simple to receive it. 1Co.1:28-31. versus the law. Ga.2:17-19. we can’t take credit for. Ep. 1:4. faith from us, grace from God. Ep.2:8-10. God wants all to be saved. 1Tim.2:4. when is there no hope for? He. 10:26. will those who never hear the Gospel be saved? He.11:6; Ro.1:17-21. God’s plan from the beginning. 1Pe.1:20.
SAMARITANS a term of contempt among the Jews. Facts Concerning: Colonists sent by the king of Assyria to inhabit the land of Israel. 2Ki.17:24-41; Jn.4:9. In the time of Zerubbabel sought to form an alliance with the returned captives, but were rejected. Ezr.4:2-3. Had a temple on Mt. Gerizim. Jn 4:20. Treated with charity by Christ. Lu. 10:30. Healing of the ten lepers. Lu. 17:12-18. Instruction of the Samaritan woman. Jn.4:1-54.. Two days’ work in Samaria. Jn.4:40. Philip’s successful work among them. Ac.8:5-8. Descriptive Texts, 2Ki.17:24; Ezr.4:2; Ne.4:2; Mt.10:5; Lu. 9:52; Lu.10:33; 17:16; Jn.4:9,39; 8:48; Ac. 8:25.
SAMSON a Nazirite. Ju.13:5. why his parents objected to his marriage. Ju.14:3. his vengeful attitude. Ju.15:1. his pride. Ju.15:14-17. why Delilah could deceive him. Ju.16:15. how could he have been so foolish? Ju.16:19. God still loved him. Ju. 16:28-30. his ventures with Philistines. Ju.13:24-15:20. Samson and Delilah. Ju. 16:1-31.
SAMUEL Miraculous birth of. 1Sa. 1:7-20. Consecrated to God before his birth. 1Sa.1:11,22,24-28. His mother’s song of thanksgiving. 1Sa.2:1-10. Ministered in the house of God. 1Sa.2:11; 2:18-19. Blessed of God. 1Sa.2:21; 3:19. His vision concerning the house of Eli.
1Sa.3:1-18. A prophet of the Israelites. 1Sa.3:20-4:1. A judge of Israel. 1Sa. 7:15-17. Organizes the tabernacle service. 1Ch.9:22; 26:28; 2Ch.35:18. Israelites repent under his reproofs and admonitions. 1Sa.7:4-6. The Philistines defeated through his intercession and sacrifices.
1Sa.7:7-14. Makes his corrupt sons judges in Israel. 1Sa.8:1-3. People desire a king; he protests. 1Sa.8:4-22. Anoints Saul king of Israel. 1Sa.9:1-10:27. Renews the kingdom of Saul. 1Sa.11:12-15. Reproves Saul; foretells that his kingdom shall not be established. 1Sa.13:11-15; 15:1-35. Anoints David to be king. 1Sa.16:1-23. Shelters David when escaping from Saul. 1Sa.19:18. Death of, the lament for him. 1Sa.25:1. Called up by the witch of Endor. 1Sa.28:3-20. His integrity as judge and ruler. 1Sa.12:1-5; Ps.99:6; Je.15:1; He. 11:32. Chronicles of. 1Ch.29:29. Sons of. 1Ch.6:28,33. Called Shemuel. 1Ch.6:33.
SAMUEL, BOOKS OF Samuel wrote the first 24 chapters of the first book. Gad, companion of David, 1Sa.22:5, continued the history, and Nathan completed it, 1Ch.29:29. The first book contains a period of about a hundred years, and coincides with the life of Samuel. It contains (1) the history of Eli (1Sa.1-4); (2) the history of Samuel (1Sa. 5-12); (3) the history of Saul, and of David in exile (1Sa.13-31). The second book, contains a period of perhaps fifty years, contains a history of the reign of David (1) over Judah (2Sa.1-4), and (2) over all Israel (2Sa.5-24), mainly in its political aspects. The last four chapters of Second Samuel may be regarded as a sort of appendix recording various events, but not chronologically. These books do not contain complete histories.
SANCTIFICATION Is separation to the service of God. Ps.4:3; 2Co.6:17. EFFECTED BY. God. Eze.37:28; 1Th. 5:23; Jude 1:1. Christ. He.2:11; 13:12. The Holy Spirit. Ro.15:16; 1Co.6:11. In Christ. 1Co.1:2. Through the atonement of Christ. He.10:10; 13:12. Through the Word of God. Jn.17:17,19; Ep.5:26. Christ made, of God, to us. 1Co.1:30. Saints elected to salvation through. 2Th. 2:13; 1Pe.1:2. All saints are in a state of. Ac.20:32; 26:18; 1Co.6:11. The Church made glorious by. Ep.5:26-27. SHOULD LEAD TO. Mortification of sin. 1Th. 4:3-4. Holiness. Ro.6:22; Ep.5:7-9. Offering up of saints acceptable through. Ro.15:16. Saints fitted for the service of God by. 2Ti.2:21. God wills all saints to have. 1Th.4:3. None can inherit the kingdom of God without. 1Co. 6:9-11. Illustrated. Ge.2:3; Ex.13:2; 19:14; 40:9-15; Le.27:14-16.
SANCTUARY denotes: the Holy Land. Ex.15:17; Ps.114:2. the temple. 1Ch.22:19; 2Ch.29:21; the tabernacle. Ex.25:8; Le. 12:4; 21:12. the holy place, the place of the Presence. Le.4:6; Ep.2:21. God's holy habitation in heaven. Ps.102:19. In the final state there is properly “no sanctuary” Re. 21:22, for God and the Lamb “are the sanctuary.” All in Heaven is hallowed by the Divine Presence; all is hallowed in the sancturary.
SANHEDRIN Jewish government. explanation of. Mt.26:59; Mk.14:55; Ac.4:5-6. made a sham of Jesus’ trial. Mt. 26:60-61. phases of its trial of Jesus. Mk. 14:53. why it felt threatened by apostles. Ac.4:7. took apostles to trial. Ac.5:21. Gamaliel’s advice to. Ac.5:34.
SARAH, Sarai. Wife of Abraham. Ge.11:29-31; 12:5. Half sister to Abraham. Ge.12:10-20; 20:12. Abraham represents her as sister; king Abimelech takes her; restored to Abraham by a dream. Ge.20:1-14. Is sterile; gives her maid, Hagar, to Abraham as a wife. Ge.16:1-3. Her jealousy of Hagar. Ge.16:4-6; 21:9-14. Her miraculous conception of Isaac. Ge. 17:15-21; 18:9-15. Name changed from Sarai to Sarah. Ge.17:15. Gives birth to Isaac. Ge.21:3; 21:6-8. Death and burial of. Ge.23:1-20; 25:10. Character of. He.11:11; 1Pe.3:5-6.
SAUL, king of Israel. insecurity of. 1Sa. 9:21. how could he be filled with the Spirit and later do such evil? 1Sa.10:6. worthy military ruler. 1Sa.11:1. took credit for deeds of others. 1Sa.13:3-4. sacrificed wrongly. 1Sa.13:9. results of his rash vow. 1Sa.14:24. why God was sorry he made Saul king. 1Sa.15:11. his kingship would be taken away. 1Sa.15:26. too concerned about what others thought of him. 1Sa. 15:30. asked David to join palace staff.
1Sa.16:19-21. became jealous of David.
1Sa.18:8. killed 85 priests. 1Sa.22:18. consulted a medium. 1Sa.28:3-8. his life contrasted with Samuel’s. 1Sa.31:13. life summary. 1Sa.31:13. David’s great respect for. 2Sa.1:15-16. early travels. Saul Chosen as King. 1Sa.9:1-10:26. Saul Defeats the Ammonites. 1Sa.11:1-15. David Flees from Saul. 1Sa.23:1-29. Saul Chases David. 1Sa.26:1-27:4. dies in battle of Gilboa. 1Sa.28:1-30:20.
SAUL of Tarsas. See: Paul.
SATAN A fallen angel who lost his former position as a high-ranking angel in heaven because of his pride. His chief aim is to create rebellion against God in the hearts of men and women. adversary; accuser. Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7. In the N.T. he is called the devil more than 30 times. The unmistakable personality of Satan and his activity among men is clearly recognized. He truly is a “being” and he does exist! He tempted our Lord in the wilderness Mt. 4:1-11. He is “Beelzebub, the prince of the devils” Mt.12:24. He is the continual enemy of God, of Christ, of the divine kingdom, of the followers of Christ, and of all truth. He is full of falsehood, lies and malice, and excites and seduces to evil in every possible way. His power is very great in the world. He is a “roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” 1Pe.5:8. Men are said to be “taken captive by him” 2Ti.2:26. Christians are warned against his “devices” 2Co.2:11, and called on to “resist” him Ja.4:7. Christ redeems His people from “him that had the power of death, that is, the devil” He.2:14. Satan has the “power of death,” not as lord, but as executioner. Called Abaddon. Re. 9:11. Called accuser of our brethren. Re.12:10. Called adversary. 1Pe.5:8. Called angel of the bottomless pit. Re.9:11. Called Apollyon. Re.9:11. Called Beelzebub. Mt.12:24; Mk.3:22; Lu.11:15. Called Belial. 2Co.6:15. Called the devil. Mt. 4:1; Lu.4:2,6; Re.20:2. Called enemy. Mt.13:39. Called evil spirit. 1Sa.16:14. Called father of lies. Jn.8:44. Called gates of hell. Mt.16:18. Called great red dragon. Re.12:3. Called liar. Jn.8:44. Called lying spirit. 1Ki.22:22. Called murderer. Jn.8:44 Called old serpent. Re.12:9; 20:2. Called power of darkness. Col.1:13. Called prince of this world. Jn.12:31; 14:30; 16:11. Called of devils. Mt.12:24. Called of the power of the air. Ep.2:2. Called ruler of the darkness of this world. Ep. 6:12. Called Satan. 1Ch.21:1; Job 1:6; Jn 13:27; Ac.5:3; 26:18; Ro.16:20. Called serpent. Ge.3:4,14; 2Co.11:3. Called spirit that worketh in the children of disobedience. Ep.2:2. Called tempter. Mt. 4:3; 1Th.3:5. Called the god of this world. 2Co.4:4. Called unclean spirit. Mt.12:43. Called wicked one. Mt.13:19,38. Kingdom of, will be destroyed. 2Sa.23:6-7; Mt. 12:29; 13:30; Lu.11:21-22; 1Jn.3:8. Synagogue of. Re.2:9; 3:9. Scripture relating to. Ge.3:1,4-5,14-15; 1Ch.21:1; Job 1:6-7,9-12; 2:3-7; 9:24; Ps.109:6; Zec. 3:1-2; Mt.4:1-11; 9:34; 13:19; 13:38-39; 25:41; Mk.1:13; 3:22-26; 4:15; Lu. 4:1-13; 8:12; 10:18; 11:15,18; 13:16; 22:31,53; Jn.8:38,41,44; 12:31; 13:2; 13:27; 14:30; 16:11; Ac.5:3; 13:10; 26:18; Ro.16:20; 1Co.7:5; 2Co.2:11; 4:4; 11:3; 11:14-15; 12:7; Ep.2:2; 4:27; 6:11-16; Col.1:13; 2:15; 1Th.2:18; 3:5; 2Th.2:9; 1Ti.1:20; 3:6-7; 5:15; 2Ti.2:26; He.2:14; Ja.4:7; 1Pe.5:8-9; 2Pe.2:4; 1Jn.2:13; 3:8; 3:10,12; 5:18; Jude 1:6,9; Re.2:9-10,13; 2:24; 3:9; 9:11; 12:9-12; 20:1-3,7-8; 20:10.
SAVIOUR one who saves from evil or destruction. In its highest sense the word points to our Lord. He is our Saviour. The good news of the Gospel is about salvation and the Saviour. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ secures to the sinner a personal interest in the work of redemption. Salvation is redemption made possible to the person by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus in His role as Saviour brings us the gift of salvation and freedom from the punishment we deserve. Scriptures referring to: Mt.1:21; 9:12-13; 15:24; 18:11-13; Lu.1:68-77; 2:11; 2:30-32; 2:34; 5:31-32; 9:56; 15:1-10; 19:10; Jn.1:9,29; 3:16-17; 4:14,42; 5:26,33-34; 6:27,32-33; 6:35,37,39,51; 6:53-58,68; 7:37-39; 8:12; 9:5,9:39; 10:7,9-11; 10:14-16,27-28; 11:25-27; 12:47; 14:6,19; 16:33; 17:2-3; Ac.3:26; 4:12; 5:31; 13:23,38-39,47; 15:11; 16:31; Ro.3:24-26; 4:25-5:1; 5:1-11,15; 5:17-19,21; 6:23; 8:2; 10:9,11; 15:7-9; 1Co.1:30; 3:11; 6:11; 10:3-4; 15:17,57; 2Co.5:18-19,21; Gal.1:3-4; 2:20; 4:7; Ep. 1:10-11; 2:7,13-18,20; 4:8; 5:2,14,23; 5:25-26; Phil.3:20; Col. 1:12-14,27-28; 2:8; 2:10; 3:3-4,11; 1Th.1:10; 5:9-10; 2Th.1:12; 1Ti.1:1,15; 2Ti.1:1,9-10,12; 2:10; 3:15; Tit. 1:4; 2:13-14; He.2:3,17; 5:9; 7:22; 7:25; 13:10,20; 1Pe.1:3,18-19; 2:4-7,25; 3:18,21; 5:10; 2Pe.1:3; 1:11; 2:20; 1Jn.3:5,8; 4:9-10; 4:14; 5:11-13,20; Jude 1:1; Re.2:7; 3:18; 5:5-14; 7:10; 14:4; 21:27-22:2.
SCEPTER A wand used by kings to signify favor or disfavor to those who desired audience. Es.5:2; 8:4. A symbol of authority. Nu.24:17; Is.14:5. Made of gold. Es.4:11. Made of iron. Ps.2:9; Re.2:27; 12:5. Figurative. Ge.49:10; Nu.24:17; Is.9:4
SELAH the end; a pause. a word often found in Psalms, also in Hab.3:9,13. over 70 times in all in Scripture.
SERAPHIM angel, created being. Is.6:2-3, 6-7. means fiery ones, an indirect reference, it is supposed, to their burning love. They are represented as “standing” above the King as he sat upon his throne, ready at once to minister unto Him. Their form appears to have been human-like, with the addition of wings.
SHEEP illustrative: Of the Jews. Ps.74:1; 78:52; 79:13. Of the people of Christ. Jn. 10:7-26; 21:16-17; He.13:20; 1Pe.5:2. In patience and simplicity, of Christ. Is.53:7. Prone to wander, those who depart from God. Ps.119:176; Is.53:6; Eze.34:16. Lost, of the unregenerate. Mt.10:6. When found, of restored sinners. Lu.15:5,7. Separation from the goats, of the separation of saints from the wicked. Mt.25:32-33.
SHEEP-FOLD, fold. fenced enclosure for the protection of the sheep. Nu.32:24; 1Ch. 17:7; Ps.50:9; 78:70. Also: Jn.10:16; Mt. 26:31; Lu.2:8; 1Co.9:7.
SHEET in Peter’s vision. Ac.10:11.
SHEKINAH, THEOPHANY. The visible sign of God’s Presence. Ex.13:21-22; 25:22; Le.16:2; 2Sa.6:2; 2Ki.19:14-15; Ps. 80:1; Is.37:16; Eze.9:3; 10:18; He.9:5. Theophanies in Scriptures. Ge.16:7; 18:1-11; 22:11-12; Ex.3:2; 14:19; 33:11; Da.3:25.
SHEPHERD Early mention of. Ge.4:2. Usually carried a bag. 1Sa.17:40. Carried a staff or rod. Le.27:32; Ps.23:4. Dwelt in tents while tending their flocks. Song 1:8; Is.38:12. both male and female acted as. Ge.29:6; 1Sa.16:11; 17:15. Had hired keepers under them. 1Sa.17:20. The unfaithfulness of hireling, alluded to. Jn. 10:12. CARE OF THE SHEEP BY, EXHIBITED IN. Knowing them. Jn.10:14. Going before and leading them. Ps.77:20; 78:52; 80:1. Seeking out good pasture for them. 1Ch.4:39-41; Ps.23:2. Numbering them when they return from pasture. Je. 33:13. Watching over them by night. Lu. 2:8. Tenderness to the ewes in lamb, and to the young. Ge.33:13-14; Ps.78:71. Defending them when attacked by wild beasts. 1Sa.17:34-36; Am.3:12. Searching them out when lost and straying. Eze. 34:12; Lu.15:4-5. Attending them when sick. Eze.34:16. An abomination to the Egyptians. Ge.46:34. ILLUSTRATIVE. Of God as leader of Israel. Ps.77:20; 80:1. Of Christ as the good shepherd. Eze.34:23; Zec.13:7; Jn.10:14; He.13:20. Of kings as the leaders of the people. Is.44:28; Je.6:3; 49:19. Of ministers of the Gospel. Je.23:4. Searching out straying sheep of Christ, seeking the lost. Eze.34:12; Lu.15:2-7. tenderness of Christ. Is.40:11; Eze.34:13-16 Ignorant and foolish, of bad ministers. Is. 56:11; Je.50:6; Eze.34:2,10; Zec.11:7-8, 15-17. Name given to Jesus. Is.40:11; Mk.14:27; Jn.10:11; 1Pe.2:25; 5:4. Also see: Mt.18:12; 26:31; Mk.6:34; 14:27; Lu.15:4; Jn.10:2,11,14; 17:12; Heb. 13:20; 1Pe.2:25; 5:4; Re.7:17.
SHIELD Figurative. Of God’s protection. Ge.15:1; De.33:29; 2Sa.22:3; 22:36; Ps. 5:12; 18:2,35; 33:20; 59:11; 84:9; 84:11; 89:18; Pr.30:5. Of God’s truth. Ps.91:4.
SHILOAH A stream or pool, probably identical with Siloah and Siloam. Is.8:6.
SHILOH means sent. Name of Jesus. Ge.49:10. City of Ephraim. North of Beth-el, and on the highway from Beth-el to Shechem. Ju.21:19. Tabernacle at. Jos.18:1,8-10,31; 1:19; 1Sa.1:3; 1:9,21; 1:24; 2:14; Ps.78:60; Je.7:12. Seat of government during the time of Joshua. Jos.21:1-2. The place of rendezvous for the tribes. Jos.22:9,12; 21:12. Eli dwelt at. 1Sa.1:9; 4:12-13. Eli dies at. 1Sa.4:18. Ahijah the prophet dwells at. 1Ki.14:2. Devoted men from, slain by Ishmael. Je. 41:5-9.
SHINAR land where Babylon was located; place of exile for the Jews. Ge.10:10; 11:2; 14:1 Is.11:11; Da.1:2 Zec. 5:11. Here the tower of Babel was built Ge.11:1-6, and the city of Babylon.
SHEWBREAD He.9:2. Called Hallowed Bread. 1Sa.21:6. Ordinance concerning. Le.24:5-9. Required to be kept before the Lord continually. Ex.25:30; 2Ch.2:4. Provided by a yearly per capita tax. Neh. 10:32-33. Prepared by the Levites. 1Ch. 9:32; 23:29. Unlawfully eaten by David. 1Sa.21:6; Mt.12:3-4; Mk.2:25-26; Lu. 6:3-4.
SIDON A city on the northern boundary of the Canaanites. Ge.10:19. Designated by Jacob as the border of Zebulun. Ge. 49:13. Was on the northern boundary of Asher. Jos.19:28; 2Sa.24:6. Belonged to the land of Israel according to promise. Jos.13:6. Inhabitants of, dwelt in security and carelessness. Ju.18:7. Solomon marries women of. 1Ki.11:1. Ahab marries a woman of. 1Ki.16:31. People of, come to hear Jesus. Mk.3:8; Lu.6:17. Inhabitants of, offend Herod. Ac.12:20-23. Jesus visits the region of, and heals the daughter of the Syrophenician woman. Mt.15:21-28; Mk.7:24-31. Visited by Paul. Ac.27:3.
SIN, iniquity, transgression is wanting to transgress the law of God. 1Jn.3:4; Ro.4:15, the inward state of the soul, as well as in the outward conduct of the life, both by omission and/or commission Ro.6:12-17; 7:5-24. It is “not a mere violation of the law of our constitution, nor of the system of things, but a direct offense against a personal lawgiver and moral governor who defends His law with penalties. The soul that sins is always conscious that his sin is vile, wrong and polluting, and that it deserves punishment, and calls down the righteous wrath of God. The moral character of a person’s actions is determined by the moral state of his/her heart. The habit of the soul that leads to the sinful act, is also sin Ro.6:12-17; Gal.5:17; Jam.1:14-15. How sin started is a mystery, but it is plain that for some reason God has permitted sin to enter this world. But, His permitting it in no way makes God the author of sin. Adam's sin Ge.3:1-6 consisted in yielding to temptation and eating the forbidden fruit. It involved unbelief, actually making God a liar; and the guilt of disobedience. Adam became an apostate and rebel against his Creator. He lost the favor of God and communion with Him. When he fell, we fell with him Ro.5:12-21; 1Co. 15:22-45. Because of Adam’s first sin all his descendants came into the world in a state of sin and condemnation. It is called “sin” Ro.6:12,14,17; 7:5-17, the “flesh” Gal.5:17,24, “lust” Jam.1:14-15, the “body of sin” Ro.6:6, “ignorance,” “blindness of heart,” “alienation from the life of God” Ep.4:18-19. It depraves the whole person, with a tendency to deeper and deeper corruption. Ro.3:10-23; 5:12-21; 8:7. We are spiritually dead Ep. 2:1; 1Jn3:14. “There is no man that sinneth not” 1Ki.8:46; Is.53:6; Ps.130:3; Ro.3:19,22-23; Gal.3:22. “Presumptuous sins,” or “sins with an uplifted hand”, are defiant acts of sin, in contrast with “errors” or “inadvertencies” Ps.19:13. “Secret”, or hidden sins Ps.19:12 are sins which escape the notice of the soul. “Sin against the Holy Ghost” or a “sin unto death” Mt.12:31-32; 1Jn. 5:16, is simply the willful rejection of grace.
SINAI A mountain in the peninsula east of the Red Sea. Called also Sina-Hora. Children of Israel arrive at, in their wanderings in the wilderness. Ex.16:1; 19:2; De.1:2. The law delivered to Moses upon. Ex.19:3-20:26; 23:2-4; 24:12-18; 32:15-16; Le.7:38; 25:1; 26:46; 27:34; Nu. 3:1; De.4:15; 5:26; 29:1; 33:2; Neh.9:13; Ps.68:8; 68:17; Mal.4:4; Ac.7:30,38. Figurative. Gal.4:24-25. Wilderness of. Children of Israel journeyed in. Nu.10:12. Children of Israel kept the passover in. Nu. 9:1-5. Children of Israel numbered in. Nu. 26:64.
SODOM Lot failed to recognize its wickedness. Ge.13:12. why did God let Abraham intercede for? Ge.18:20-33. was God fair to? Ge.18:21,25. evidence of its destruction. Ge.19:13. why we might be worse than. Eze.16:44-52.
SODOMITES Inhabitants of Sodom. Wickedness of. Ge.19:4-14. Destroyed by fire as a judgment. Ge.19:24-25. To be judged according to opportunity. Mt.11:24; Lu.10:12. A proverbial term of reproach applied to those who practice sodomy. De. 23:17; 1Ki.14:24; 15:12; 22:46; 2Ki.23:7; Job 36:14.
SODOMY, homosexuality Ge.19:5-8; Ex.22:19; Le. 18:22-23; 20:13; 20:15-16; De.23:17; 27:21; Jud.19:22; 1Ki.14:24; 15:12; 22:46; 2Ki.23:7; Ro.1:24,26-27; 1Co.6:9; 1Tim. 1:9-10.
SOLITUDE, privacy, seclusion often sought by Jesus. Mt. 14:23; Lu.5:16.
SOLOMON Son of David by Bath-sheba. 2Sa.12:24; 1Ki.1:13,17,21. Named Jedidiah, by Nathan the prophet. 2Sa. 12:24-25. Ancestor of Joseph. Mt.1:6. Succeeds David to the throne of Israel. 1Ki.1:11-48; 2:12; 1Ch.23:1; 28:1-21; Ec. 1:12. Anointed king a second time. 1Ch. 29:22. His prayer for wisdom, and his vision. 1Ki.3:5-14; 2Ch.1:7-12. Covenant renewed in a vision after the dedication of the temple. 1Ki.9:1-9; 2Ch.7:12-22. His rigorous reign. 1Ki.2:1-46. Builds the temple. 1Ki.5:1-6:38; 9:10; 1Ch.6:10; 2Ch. 2:1-4:22; 7:11; Je.52:20; Ac.7:45-47. Dedicates the temple. 1Ki.8:1-66; 2Ch. 6:1-42. Builds his palace. 1Ki.3:1; 7:1,8; 9:10; 2Ch.7:11; 8:1; Ec.2:4.Builds his house of the forest of Lebanon. 1Ki.7:2-7. Builds his house for Pharaoh’s daughter. 1 Ki.7:8-12; 9:24; 2Ch.8:11; Ec.2:4. Ivory throne of. 1Ki.7:7; 10:18-20. Porches of judgment. 1Ki.7:7. Builds the wall of Jerusalem. 1Ki.9:15-19; 2Ch.9:25. Provides an armory. 1Ki.10:16-17. Plants vineyards and orchards of all kinds of fruit trees; makes pools. Ec.2:4-6. Imports apes and peacocks. 1Ki.10:22. The splendor of his court. 1Ki.10:5-9; 10:12; 2Ch.9:3-8; Ec. 2:9; Mt.6:29; Lu.12:27. Is visited by the queen of Sheba. 1Ki.10:1-13; 2Ch.9:1-12. Wealth of. 1Ki.9:1-28; 10:10; 10:14-15; 10:23,27; 2Ch.1:15; 9:1,9,13,24,27; Ec. 1:16. Has seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. De.17:17; 1Ki.11:3. His seven hundred wives’ and three hundred concubines’ influence over him.
1Ki.11:4. Marries one of Pharaoh’s daughters. 1Ki.3:1. Builds idolatrous temples. 1Ki.11:1-8; 2Ki.23:13. His idolatry. 1Ki.3:3-4; 2Ki.23:13; Neh.13:26. Extent of his dominions. 1Ki.4:21,24; 8:65; 2Ch.7:8; 9:26. Receives tribute. 1Ki.4:21; s 9:21; 2Ch.8:8. Divides his kingdom into subsistence departments; the daily subsistence rate for his court. 1Ki.4:7-23; 4:27-28. Wisdom and fame of. 1Ki.4:29-34; 10:3-4; 10:8; 10:23-24; 1Ch.29:24-25; 2Ch. 9:2-7; 9:22-23; Ec.1:16; Mt.12:42. Piety of. 1Ki.3:5-15; 4:29; 8:1-66. Beloved of God. 2Sa.12:24. Justice of, illustrated in his judgment of the two harlots. 1Ki.3:16-28. Oppressions of. 1 Kings 12:4; 2Ch.10:4. Reigns forty years. 2Ch.9:30. Death of. 2Ch.9:29-31. Prophecies concerning. 2Sa. 7:12-16; 1Ki.11:9-13; 1Ch.17:11-14; 28:6-7; Ps.132:11. A type of Christ. Ps. 45:2-17; 72:1-20.
SOLOMON’S PORCH A part of the outer court of the temple. Jn.10:23; Ac. 3:11; 5:12.
SON OF GOD A reference for Jesus Christ, signifying Jesus’ relationship to God the Father Mt.3:17; He.10:29; 1Jn. 4:15.
SON OF MAN (1). In the N.T. it is used 43 times as a distinguishing title of the Saviour. In the O.T. it is used only in Ps.80:17; Da. 7:13 in this way. It means the true humanity of our Lord. He had a true body He.2:14; Lu.24:39, and a wise soul. He was perfect man. (2). Also means mankind in general, with special reference to their weakness and frailty Job 25:6; Ps.8:4; 144:3; 146:3; Is.51:12. (3.) It is a title frequently given to the prophet Ezekiel, probably to remind him of his human weakness Eze.2:1,3,6,8; 3:3-4,10,etc. Son of Man: (Mat.8:20; 9:6; 10:23; 11:19; 12:8,32,40; 13:37,41; 16:13,27,28; 17:9,12,22; 18:11; 19:28; 20:18,28; 24:27,30,37,39,44; 25:13,31; 26:2,24,64; Mk.2:10; 3:28,31,38; 9:9,12,31; 10:33,45; 13:26,34; 14:21,41,62; Lk. 5:24;6:5; 7:34; 9:22,26,44,56,58; 11:30: 12:8,10,40; 1722;24,26; 18:8,31; 19:10; 21:27,36; 22:22,48,69; 24:7: Jn.1:51; 3:13-14; 5:27; 6;53; 6:62; 8:28; 12:23,34; 13:31)
“Son of Man” used in the Gospels and Book of Acts about 390 times. Son of man: Jesus favorite name for Himself: (Mat.8:20; 9:6; 10:23; 11:19; 12:8,32,40; 13:37,41; 16:13,27-28; 17:9,12.22; 18:11; 19:28; 20:18,28; 24:27,30, 37.39; 25:13,31; 26:2, 24,45;64; Mk.2:10,28; 8:31,38; 9:9,12,31; 10:33; 13:26,34; 14:21,41,62; Lk.5:24; 6:5; 7:34; 9:22,26,44,56,58; 11:30; 12:8,10,40; 17:22,24,26; 18:8,31; 19:10 ; 21:27,36; 22:22,48,59; 24:7; Jn. 1:51; 3:13,14; 5:27;
6:27,53,62; 8:28; 12:23,24; 13:31)
SOOTHSAYER, sorcerer. one who pretends to predict future events. Baalam is so called Jos.13:22. a “diviner,” 1Sa. 6:2; In Is.2:6 and Mic.5:12 “diviners of the clouds” the word is used of the Chaldean diviners who studied the clouds. Chaldean diviners who studied the clouds.
In Da.2:27; 5:7 the word means “deciders” or “determiners”, and applied to Chaldean astrologers, “who, by casting nativities from the place of the stars at one's birth, and by various arts of computing and divining, foretold the fortunes and destinies of individuals.”
SORCERER comes from the Latin sortiarius, one who casts lots. Diviner, magician, one who practices witchcraft or deals with the occult. In Da.2:2 it means mutterers, men who professed to have power with evil spirits. The practice of sorcery exposed to severest punishment Mal.3:5; Re.21:8; 22:15.
SOUL eternal spiritual part of a person. parallels between physical and spiritual life. Jn.4:13-15; 1Co.6:12-13. believers’ souls cannot be harmed by Satan. Ps.56:3-4; Jn. 10:28-29; Re.7:2.6. A Spiritual Being, Ge. 2:7; Job 32:8; Pr.20:27; Ec.3:21; 12:7; Ac. 7:59; 17:29; 1Co.2:11; 6:20; 2Co.4:16; 1Th.5:23; Heb.12:23; Ja.2:26. 7. Of great Value, Jn.3:16; 1Co.6:20; 1Pe.1:18-19; Re. 1:5.
SPARROW offering made by the very poor. Two sparrows were sold for a farthing Mt.10:29, and five for two farthings Lu.12:6. Also see: Le.14:4; Ps. 84:3; 102:7; Mt.10:29-31.
SPICES In the formula for the sacred oil. Ex.25:6; 35:8. Stores of. 2Ki.20:13. Used in the temple. 1Ch.9:29. Exported from Gilead. Ge.37:25. Sent as a gift by Jacob to Joseph. Ge.43:11. Presented by the queen of Sheba to Solomon. 1Ki.10:2,10. Sold in the markets of Tyre. Eze.27:22. Used in the embalming of Asa. 2Ch.16:14. Prepared for embalming the body of Jesus. Mk.16:1; Lu. 23:56-24:1; Jn.19:39-40.
SPIRIT means wind or breath. In 2Th.2:8 it means “breath,” and in Ec.8:8 the vital principle in man. It also means the rational, immortal soul by which man is distinguished Ac.7:59; 1Co.5:5; 6:20; 7:34, and the soul in its separate state Heb.12:23. In Job 4:15; Lu.24:37,39 it means an apparition. An angel in Heb.1:14, and a demon Lu.4:36; 10:20. This word is used also symbolic as denoting a disposition Zec. 12:10; Lu.13:11. In Romans 1:4, 1Tim. 3:16, 2Co.3:17, 1Pe.3:18, it designates the divine nature.
SPIRITUAL DEATH your spirit can be either alive or dead. Your body may be alive, but your spirit is only alive if you have been born again, saved from your sins by faith in Christ. Rejection of Christ means you are spiritually dead, and only God can make you spiritually alive when you trust in Christ. Ge.2:17; Pr.8:36; Eze.18:20; Ro.6:23; 8:6; Ep.2:1-2; Ja. 1:15; 5:20 Re.21:8.
SPIRITUAL REBIRTH born again, being spiritually alive, being God’s child, being saved, salvation. how it happens. Jn. 1:12-13; 1Jn.3:9. a gift from God. Jn.3:8. eternal life begins at. Jn.3:36; 5:24. comes only through Christ. Ac.4:12; Jn.14:6. what it means to be a “new” person. Ro.7:4. doesn’t take away sinful desires at once. Gal.5:24. brings forces of evil against us. Ep.6:12. privileges that come from. Heb. 10:22-25.
STABILITY character of saints. Ps.57:7; 108:1; 112:7; Mt.10:22; 24:13; Mk.4:20; 1Co. 7:20; 15:58; 2Th.2:15; 3:3; Heb.10:23; 13:9; Ja.1:23-25; Re.22:11.
STAR, star of Bethlehem. Mt.2:2. Christ is called the Morning Star. Re.2:28.
STARS Created by God. Ge.1:16; Job 26:13; Ps.8:3; 33:6; 136:7; 136:9; Am.5:8. Differ in splendor. 1Co.15:41. Worship of, forbidden. De.4:19. Worshipped. 2Ki.17:16; 21:3; 23:5; Je.19:13; Am.5:26; Zep.1:5; Ac. 7:42-43. Constellations of. Is.13:10. Orion. Job 9:9; Am.5:8. Serpent. Job 26:13. Planets. 2Ki.23:5. The morning star. Job 38:7; Re.2:28; 22:16. Darkening of. Job 9:7; Ec.12:2; Is.13:10; 34:4; Joel 2:10; 3:15; Re.8:11-12. Comets. Jude 1:13. Falling of. Da.8:10; Mt.24:29; Mk.13:25; Re.6:13; 8:10; 9:1; 12:4. Guided the wise men. Mt.2:2,7,9-10. Figurative. Of the deliverer. Nu.24:17. Seven stars of the seven churches. Re.1:16,20. Crown of twelve stars. Re.12:1. Of Jesus. Re.22:16.
STEPHEN one of the seven deacons, who became a preacher of the Gospel. He was the first Christian martyr. His personal character and history are recorded in Acts 6. He dies with a prayer for his persecutors on his lips Ac.7:60. Devout men carried him to his grave Ac. 8:2. It was at the feet of the young Pharisee, Saul of Tarsus, that those who stoned him laid their clothes. What Saul witnessed and the words he heard made a deep and lasting impression on him. Ac. 22:19-20. The speech of Stephen before the Jewish ruler is the first defense for the universalism of the Gospel as a message to the Gentiles as well as the Jews. It is the longest speech contained in Acts.
STERILITY of women, barrenness. A reproach. Ge.30:22-23; 1Sa.1:6-7; 2:1-11; Is.4:1; Lu.1:25. Miraculously removed, instances of. Sarai. Ge.17:15-21. Rebekah. Ge.25:21. Manoah’s wife. Ju.13:1-25. Hannah. 1Sa.1:6-20. Elisabeth. Lu.1:5-25. Sent as a judgment. Ge,20:17-18.
STEWARD, caretaker, custodian. Ge. 15:2; 43:19; 1Ch.28:1; Lu.8:3. Figurative. The faithful steward described. Lu. 12:35-38,42. The unfaithful, described. Lu.16:1-8. The parable of the pounds. Lu. 19:12-27. The parable of the talents. Mt. 25:14-30. Must be faithful. 1Co.4:1-2; Tit. 1:7; 1Pet.4:10.
STOCKS Feet fastened in, as punishment. Job 13:27; 33:11; Pr.7:22. In prisons. Je. 20:2; Ac.16:24.
STOICISM A philosophy that teaches self-denial to excess. Extreme application of, rebuked by Jesus. Mt.11:19; Lu.7:34. Rebuked by Paul. Col.2:20-23; 1Tim. 4:1-4,8.
STONE commonly used for buildings, also memorials Ge.28:18; Jos.24:26-27; 1Sa.7:12. gathered out of cultivated fields Is.5:2; 2Ki.3:19). Stone is also used figuratively of believers 1Pe.2:4-5, and of the Messiah Ps.118:22; Is.28:16; Mt. 21:42; Ac.4:11. In Dan.2:45 it refers to the Messiah. A “heart of stone” means great and indifference 1Sa.25:37. Stones were set up to commemorate remarkable events, as by Jacob at Bethel Ge.28:18, at Padan-aram Ge.35:4, and on the occasion of parting with Laban Ge.31:45-47; by Joshua at the place on the banks of the Jordan where the people first “lodged” after crossing the river Jos.6:8) and also in “the midst of Jordan,” where he erected another set of twelve stones Jos.4:1-9; and by Samuel at “Ebenezer” 1Sa.7:12
STONES, PRECIOUS often referred to 1Ki.10:2; 2Ch.3:6; 9:10; Rev.18:16; 21:19). There are about twenty different names of such stones in the Bible. They are symbolic of value, beauty, durability Song 5:14; Is.54:11-12; Lam.4:7.
STONING a form of punishment Le.20:2; 24:14; De.13:10; 17:5; 22:21 for certain offenses. Of Achan Jos.7:25), Naboth 1Ki.21, Stephen. Ac.7:59, Paul. Ac.14:19; 2Co.11:25.
STOOL 2Ki.4:10. Footstool. Figurative. Of the earth. Is.66:1; Mt.5:35; Ac.7:49. Of the temple. 1Ch.28:2; Lam.2:1. Of the sanctuary. Ps.99:5; 132:7. Of the enemies of Jesus. Ps.110:1; Mt.22:44; Mk.12:36; Lu.20:43; Ac.2:35; Heb.1:13.
STORMS on Sea of Galilee. Mt.8:24. weathering the storms of life. Lu.8:25. Significant Storms. Ge.7:11; 19:24; Ex.9:23; Jos.10:11; 1Sa.7:10; Ac.27:17-18. Hailstorms. Ex.9:18,23; Jos.10:11; Job 38:22; Ps.18:13; 78:47; 105:32; Isa.28:2; 30:30; 32:19; Eze.13:11; 38:22; Hag.2:17; Rev.8:7; 11:19; 16:21. Rain. Ge.7:12; 8:2; De.11:11; 28:12; 1Sa.12:18; 1Ki.18:1,41; 18:45; 2Ch.6:27; Ezr.10:9; Job 5:10; 28:26 36:27; 37:6; 38:26; Ps.65:10; 77:17; Ec. 11:3. Isa.55:10; Je.10:13; Joel 2:23; Amos 5:8; Zec.10:1; Mt.5:45; 7:25; Lu.12:54; Ac. 14:17; 28:2; Ja.5:7. Tempests. 1Ki.19:11; Job 1:19; Ps.83:15; Isa.28:2; 29:6; Eze. 13:11 Jon.1:4,11; Mt.8:24; Mk.4:37; Lu. 8:23; Jn.6:18; Ac.27:14,18,27,41; Ja.3:4; Rev.6:13. Waterspouts. Ps.42:7.Thunder And Lightning: Sent As Punishment. Ex. 9:23; 1Sa.2:10; 7:10; 2Sa.22:14; Job 28:26; 40:9; Ps.18:13; 77:18; 104:7; Isa.29:6. Sent As A Sign. Ex.19:16; 20:18; 1Sa.12:18; Job 37:4; Rev.4:5; 16:18. Lightning. Ex.19:16; 20:18; 2Sa.22:15; Job 28:26; 37:3; 38:25; 38:35; Ps.18:14; 77:18; 78:48; 97:4; 135:7; 144:6; Je.10:13; 51:16; Eze.1:13; Na.2:4; Zec.9:14; Mt.24:27; Lu.17:24; Rev.4:5; 8:5; 11:19; 16:18.
STRAIGHT Name of a street in Damascus. Ac.9:11. Figurative. Of righteousness, “straight paths”. Is.40:3-4; Mt.3:3; Mk.1:3; Lk.3:4; Jn.1:23; Heb.12:13.
STRAIT GATE strait means difficult. this expresses the difficulty of the first right step toward Jesus, for it is a victory over all our natural inclinations. Mt. 7:13-14; Lu.13:24.
STRIFE, conflict, discord. Christ is our example of avoiding. Is.42:2; Mt.12:15-19; Lu.9:52-56; 1Pe.2:23. Forbidden. Pr.3:30; 25:8. A work of the flesh. Ga.5:20.evidence of a carnal spirit. 1Co.3:3. Existed in the church. 1Co.1:11. Caused by: Hatred. Pr. 10:12. Pride. Pr.13:10; 28:25. Wrath. Pr. 15:18; 30:33. Defiance. Pr.16:28. A hostile disposition. Pr.26:21. Tale-bearing. Pr. 26:20. Drunkenness. Pr.23:29-30. Lusts. Ja.4:1. Curious questions. 1Tim.6:4; 2Tim. 2:23. Scorn. Pr.22:10. Difficult to stop. Pr. 17:14. Shameful in saints. 2Co.12:20; Ja. 3:14. SAINTS SHOULD. Avoid. Ge.13:8; Ep.4:3. Avoid questions that lead to. 2Tim. 2:14. Not walk in. Ro.13:13. Not act from. Phil.2:3. Do all things without. Phil.2:14. Submit to wrong rather than engage in. Pr. 20:22; Mt.5:39-40; 1 Co.6:7. Seek God’s protection from. Ps.35:1; Je.18:19. Praise God for protection from. 2Sa.22:44; Ps. 18:43. Shows a love of transgression. Pr. 17:19. LEADS TO. Blasphemy. Le. 24:10-11. Injustice. Hab.1:3-4. Confusion and every evil work. Ja.3:16. Violence. Ex. 21:18,22. Excludes from heaven. Ga.5:20-21.
STRIPES a punishment not to exceed forty De.25:1-3, then the custom of limiting to thirty-nine 2Co.11:24. Paul claimed the privilege of a Roman citizen in regard to the infliction of stripes Ac.16:37-38; 22:25-29. Our Lord was beaten with stripes Mt.27:26.
SUBMISSION placing oneself under the authority of another. only way to follow Christ. Lu.14:27. to Jesus’ way of doing things. Jn 2:5. demonstrated by Jesus. Jn.14:28. why Paul submitted to a Jewish custom. Ac. 21:21. what it really means. 1Co.11:3; 1Pe. 3:5. how it should be handled. 1Co.11:9-11.
SURETY, security one who becomes responsible for another. Christ is the surety of the better covenant Heb.7:22. In Him we have the assurance that all its provisions will be fully and faithfully carried out. http://www.hisservants.org/books_security_of_believers.html
SURRENDER To yield your personal rights and will to the Lord; to fully give your life to the Lord for His service Ro.12:1.
SWEARING, PROFANE Of all kinds is desecration of God’s Name and is forbidden. Ex.20:7; Mt.5:34-36; 23:21-22; Ja.5:12.
SWORD Used by Gideon. Ju.7:20. Used by Goliath. 1Sa.21:9. Used by Peter. Mt. 26:51; Jn.18:10. David’s army equipped with. 1Ch.21:5. To be beaten into plowshares. Is.2:4; Mic.4:3. Made of plowshares. Joel 3:10. Two-edged. Heb. 4:12; Rev.1:16; 2:12. Figurative. Of war. Ge.27:40. Of judgments. De.32:41; Ps.17:13; Hos.11:6; Zec.13:7. Of the malicious tongue. Ps.57:4; Pr.25:18. Symbolic. Ge.3:24; Jos.5:13; Rev.1:16.
SYMBOLS (of the Holy Spirit) AND SIMILITUDES Of the Holy Spirit. Water. Jn.3:5; 7:38-39. Cleansing by. Eze.16:9; 36:25; Ep.5:26; He.10:22. Energized. Ps.1:3; Is.27:3; 27:6; 44:3-4; 58:11. Fire. Mt.3:11. Purifying. Is.4:4; Mal.3:2-3. Illuminating. Ex.13:21; Ps. 78:14. Searching. Zep.1:12; 1Co.2:10. Wind. Song 4:16; Jn.3:8. Unknowable. Jn 3:8; 1Co.12:11. Powerful. 1Ki.19:11; Ac. 2:2. Sensible in its effects. Jn.3:8. Reviving. Eze.37:9-10,14. Oil. Ps.45:7. Healing. Is.1:6; Lu.10:34; Rev.18:13. Comforting. Is.61:3; He.1:9. Illuminating. Zec.4:2-3,11-13; Mt.25:3-4; 1Jn.2:20,27. Consecrating. Ex.29:7; 30:30; Is.61:1. Rain and dew. Ps.72:6. Fertilizing. Eze. 34:26-27; Ho.6:3; 10:12; 14:5. Refreshing. Ps.68:9; Is.18:4. Abundant. Ps.133:3. Vague. 2Sa.17:12; Mk.4:26-28. A dove. Mt.3:16. A voice. Is.6:8. Speaking. Mt. 10:20. Guiding. Is.30:21; Jn.16:13. Warning. He.3:7-11. A seal. Rev.7:2. Impressing. Job 38:14; 2Co.3:18. Earnest. 2Co.1:22; Ep.1:13-14; 4:30. Cloven tongues. Ac.2:3,6,11.
SYMPATHY, compassion, mercy. Is treating someone the way you would like to be treated if you were in his shoes. Job 2:11-13; 6:14; 22:29; Ec. 7:2; Is. 58:7; Mt.7:12; Ac.20:35; Ro.15:1; Ga.6:2; He.13:3; Phil. 2:1-2; 1Pe.3:8; Ja.1:27.
SYNAGOGUE, Jewish place of worship. its function and purpose. Mt.4:23; Mk. 1:21. Jesus often spoke in. Lu.4:16. why Pharisees let Jesus speak in. Lu.4:31. duties of its leader. Mk.5:22. what happened in a typical service. Ac. 13:14-15. how one was established. Ac. 17:1-2. how Paul spoke in. Ac.17:2-3.
SYRIA northern neighbor of Israel. Ju. 10:6; 2Sa.8:6; 2Ki.6:23; 13:17; 2Ch.18:10; 28:5; Isa.7:8; Am.1:5; Mt.4:24; Lu.2:2; Ac.15:23,41; 18:18; 20:3; 21:3; Ga.1:21.
TABERNACLE portable sanctuary transported through the wilderness by the Hebrews. Ex.25:8; 26:1,12,30; 27:9,21; 28:43; 29:32; 30:18,36; 31:7; 35:11; 36:13; 38:21; 39:32,40; 40:2,17,34; Le. 4:7; 6:16,26; 8:3,10,31; 9:5; 14:11; 15:14; 15:29; 16:7,16,20,33; 17:5; 24:3; 26:11; Nu.1:1,51; 2:17; 3:7,25,38; 4:4,16,25,31; 4:41; 6:18; 7:1,89; 8:9,22; 9:15; 10:3; 10:21; 11:16,24; 14:10; 16:9,18,42; 17:4; 17:7; 19:4; 20:6; 25:6; 27:2; 31:54; De. 31:14; Jos.18:1; 19:51; 22:19,29; 1Sa.1:7; 1:9; 3:3,15; 2Sa.7:6; 1Ki.2:28; 8:4; 1Ch. 6:48; 1Ch.9:21; 16:39; 17:5; 21:29; 23:32; 2Ch.1:3; 5:5; 24:6; Ps.78:60; Eze.41:1; Mt.12:4; Ac.7:44; Heb.8:2; 9:2,8,11.
TABERNACLES, FEAST OF Called also Feast of Ingathering. Instituted. Ex. 23:16; 34:22; Le.23:34-43; Nu.29:12-40; De.16:13-16. Design of. Le.23:42-43. The law read in connection with, every seventh year. De.31:10-12; Ne.8:18. Observance of, after the captivity. Ezra 3:4; Neh.8:14-18. Observance of, by Jesus. Jn.7:2,14. Observance of, omitted. Neh.8:17. Penalty for not observing. Zec.14:16-19. Jeroboam institutes an idolatrous feast to correspond to, in the eighth month. 1Ki.12:32-33; 1Ch. 27:11.
TABOR mountain on the border of Issachar. Jos.19:22; Ju.8:18; Ps.89:12; Je. 46:18; Hos.5:1. Assembling place of Barak’s army. Ju.4:6,12,14. A plain of unknown location. 1Sa.10:3. A Levitical city in Zebulun. 1Ch.6:77.
TALEBEARER Busybody, slanderer. Le.19:16; Ps.15:1-3; Pr. 11:13; 16:28; 17:9; 18:8; 20:19; 26:20-22; 1Tim.5:11,13 Instances of. Joseph. Ge.37:2. Israelites.
2Sa.3:23. Tobiah. Neh.6:1-19.
TALENT 1Ki.9:14,28; 10:10,14. A weight equal to three thousand shekels, about one hundred and twenty-five pounds. Ex. 38:25-26. Value of. Gold, about 6000 pounds, or 29,100 dollars. Silver, 400 pounds, or 1940 dollars. Mt.18:24; 25:15; 25:28.
TAMMUZ A Syrian idol. Eze.8:14. The sun-god (the Adonis of the Greeks), the husband of the goddess of fertility, Ishtar, queen of heaven (Je.7:18; 44:17). Tammuz was said to have had a miraculous birth. In the Chaldean calendar there was a month set aside in honor of Tammuz, the month of June to July. At this festival, which lasted six days, the worshippers, with loud lamentations, bewailed the funeral of the god, they sat “weeping for Tammuz.” The name, also borrowed from Chaldea, of one of the months of the Hebrew calendar.
TARES bearded weed, mentioned only in Mt.13:25-30; 13:38-42. It is a species of rye-grass, the seeds of which are a strong narcotic poison. It looks like wheat till the grain appears, and only then the difference is discovered. It is abundant in Syria and Palestine.
TAX COLLECTORS took a commission on taxes they collected, most overcharged and kept the profits. They were hated by the Jews because of their cheating and supporting Rome. What one did. Mt.9:9. Zacchaeus became an honest one. Lu.19:1-10.
TEMPER letting your anger get out of control, you usually end up doing things you later regret. 2Ch.28:9; Da.3:19; Jn. 10:31; Ac.7:57; 22:23. Also: Ps.116:11; Pr.14:29; 19:2; 21:5; 25:8; 29:20; Ec.5:2; 7:9.
TEMPERANCE, moderation, abstinence Es.1:7-8; Pr.23:1-3; 25:16; Da.1:8,12-16; Ro.13:14; 1Co.9:25,27; Phil.4:5; 1Th.5:6-8; 1Tim.3:2-3,8; Tit.1:7-8; 2:2-3,12; 2Pe. 1:5-6. self-restraint Pr.21:17; 23:29-35; 25:16; Ac.24:25; 1Co.9:25; Ga.5:23; Tit.2:2; 2Pe.1:6.
TEMPLE tabernacle, was called “the temple of the Lord” 1Sa.1:9. In the N.T. the word is used figuratively of Christ's human body Jn.2:19,21. Believers are called “the temple of God” 1Co.3:16-17. The Church is designated “an holy temple in the Lord” Ep. 2:21. Heaven is also called a temple Re. 7:5. Also the heathen “temple of the great goddess Diana” Ac.19:27. Generally used in Scripture for the sacred house erected on the summit of Mount Moriah for the
worship of God. It is called “the temple” 1Ki.6:17; “the temple of the Lord” 2Ki. 11:10; “thy holy temple” Ps.79:1; “the house of the Lord” 2Ch.23:5,12; “the house of the God of Jacob” Is.2:3; “the house of my glory” Is.60:7); an “house of prayer” Is. 56:7; Mt.21:13; “an house of sacrifice” 2Ch.7:12; “the house of their sanctuary” 2Ch.36:17; “the mountain of the Lord's house” Is.2:2; “our holy and our beautiful house” Is.64:11; “the holy mount” Is.27:13; “the palace for the Lord God” 1Ch.29:1; “the tabernacle of witness” 2Ch.24:6; “Zion” Ps.74:2; 84:7. Christ calls it “my Father's house” Jn.2:16. TEMPLE why it was so important to Israel. 2Ch.5:1. why God didn’t want David to build it. 2Sa.7:5. David plans. 2Sa.7:5. duties of priests and Levites in. 1Ch.23:28-32. even its construction showed respect for God. 1Ki.6:7. purpose of. 1Ki.6:13. difference between tabernacle and temple. 1Ki.8:1. what gatekeepers did. 1Ch.9:17-18; 26:1. David gave his personal fortune for. 1Ch.29:3-5. built from people’s voluntary gifts. 1Ch. 29:3-5. why were foreign craftsmen used to build it? 2Ch.2:7. why was it decorated so ornately? 2Ch.3:1; 4:6. people more important than. 1Ki.8:15-21. dedicating ourselves to God. 2Ch.7:4-5. ransacked. 1Ki.14:25-26. had fallen into disrepair. 2Ki.12:4-5. Cyrus returned its artifacts to Jews. Ezra 1:7. Zerubbabel’s contrasted to Solomon’s. Ezra 2:69. why did the Jews build it before the city wall? Ezra 3:8. Judah’s false perspectives of. Je.7:9-11. we are now God’s temple. Eze.5:11. Ezekiel’s vision of. Eze.40:1. what it was like in Jesus’ day. Mt.24:1-2. background and history to. Jn.2:19-20. main parts of. Mt.27:51. what priests did at. Lu.1:5. the temple school. Lu.2:46-47. the temple treasury. Jn.8:20. the temple tax. Jn.2:14. Pharisees missed its purpose. Mt.12:6. why Jesus paid the temple tax. Mt. 17:24-27. why Jesus drove out money changers. Mt.21:12. Jesus predicts its destruction. Mt.24:1-2. significance of curtain splitting. Mt.27:51. money changers’ activities in. Mk.11:15-17. the temple guard. Ac.4:1. controlled by Sadducees. Ac.4:2-3. early morning activities there. Ac.5:21. not more important than God. Ac.7:44-50. in Revelation. Re.11:1. Clearing the Temple. Mk.11:12-19. Solomon’s Temple 960-586 B.C. 1Ki.6:1-7:51.
TEMPTATION Trials, being put to the test. Puts faith and patience to the test. God “tempted 'did prove' Abraham;” Ge.22:1-2. Afflictions tempt, try, men Ja. 1:2,12; De.8:2. Satan is called “the tempter” Mt.4:3. Our Lord was tempted in the wilderness Mt.4:1-11. Temptation is common to all Da.12:10; Zec.13:9; Ps. 66:10; Lu.22:31,40; He.11:17; Ja.1:12; 1Pe.1:7; 4:12. We read of the temptation of Joseph Ge.39, of David 2Sa.24; 1Ch. 21, of Hezekiah 2Ch.32:31, of Daniel Da. 6. As long as we are in this world we will have temptations, and need to be on our watch against them. Encouragement: Lu. 11:4; 1Co.10:13; He.2:18; Ja.1:2-3,12; 2Pe.2:9; Re.3:10. http://www.hisservants.org/books_resisting_temptation.htm
TEN Used as an indefinite number. Ge. 31:7; Le.26:26; Nu.14:22; Zec.8:23.
TEN COMMANDMENTS purpose of. Ex.20:1; De.5:7. importance of the first one. Ex.20:1-6. Jesus and the Ten Commandments. Ex.20:3; Mt.4:10. Ex. 20:4; Lu.16:13. Ex.20:7; Mt.5:34. Ex. 20:8; Mk.2:27-28. Ex.20:12; Mt.10:37. Ex.20:13; Mt.5:22. Ex.20:14; Mt.5:28. Ex.20:15; Mt.5:40. Ex.20:16; Mt.12:36. Ex.20:17; Lu.12:15.
THEOPHANY, Shekinah, visible sign of God’s Presence. Ge.16:7; 18:1-11; 22:11-12; Ex.3:2; 13:21-22; 14:19; 33:11; Da.3:25. The visible sign of God’s Presence on the ark of testimony in the Holy of Holies. Ex.25:22; Le.16:2; 2Sa.6:2; 2Ki. 19:14-15; Ps.80:1; Is.37:16; Eze.9:3; 10:18; He.9:5.
THEOPHILUS A Christian to whom Luke addressed the books of Luke and Acts. Lu.1:3; Ac.1:1.
THESSALONICA A city of Macedonia. Paul visits. Ac.17:1; Phil.4:16. People of, persecute Paul. Ac.17:5-8,11,13. Men of, accompany Paul. Ac.20:4; 27:2. Paul writes to Christians in. 1Th.1:1; 2Th.1:1. Demas goes to. 2Ti.4:10.
THIEVES, THE TWO Lu.23:32,39-43. robbers, probably followers of Barabbas. Jesus’ cross was placed between those of the “malefactors,” to add to the disgrace of His position.
THORN IN THE FLESH, Paul’s. 2Co. 12:7-10. Many interpretations: temptation to unbelief; a pain in the ear or head; epileptic fits; some severe physical infirmity; which was a hindrance to the apostle in his work. 1Co.2:3; 2Co.10:10; 11:30; Ga.4:13-14; 6:17. It is highly possible it was a defect of sight, resulting from the dazzling light which shone around him at his conversion. Ga.4:14; 2Co.10:10; Ac.23:5, Ro.16:22. Some think it was his temper. Ac.15:39; 23:2-5. Whatever it was, God did NOT remove it.
THRONE Of Pharaoh. Ge.41:40; Ex.11:5. Of David. 1Ki.2:12,24; Ps.132:11-12; Is. 9:7; Je.13:13; 17:25; Lu.1:32. Of Solomon. 1Ki.2:19; 2Ch.9:17-19. Of ivory. 1Ki. 10:18-20. Of Solomon, called the Throne of the Lord. 1Ch.29:23. Of Herod. Ac.12:21. Of Israel. 1Ki.8:20; 10:9; 2Ch.6:10. Abdicated by David. 1Ki.1:32-40. Figurative. Of God. 2Ch.18:18; Ps.9:4,7; 11:4; 47:8; 89:14; 97:2; 103:19; Is.6:1; 66:1; Mt.5:34; 23:22; He.8:1; 12:2; Re. 14:3,5.Of Christ. Mt.19:28; 25:31; Ac. 2:30; Re.1:4; 3:21; 4:2-10; 7:9-17; 19:4; 21:5; 22:3.
THUMMIM perfection, truth. Ex.28:30; De.33:8; Ju.1:1; 20:18; 1Sa.14:3,18; 23:9; 2Sa.21:1. What the “Urim and Thummim” were cannot really be determined. All we know for sure is that they were a certain divinely-given means by which God gave and revealed, only through the high priest, direction and counsel to Israel when they were needed. The method by which this was done can be only a matter of sheer guessing. They were probably lost at the destruction of the temple by Nebuchadnezzar. They were never again seen after the return from captivity.
THUNDER often referred to in Scripture Job 40:9; Ps.77:18; 104:7. James and John were called by our Lord “sons of thunder” Mk.3:17. In Job 39:19, thunder means shaking. Thunder accompanied the giving of the law at Sinai Ex.19:16. It was regarded as the voice of God Job 37:2; Ps.18:13; 81:7; Jn.12:27-33. In answer to Samuel's prayer 1Sa.12:17-18, God sent thunder, and “all the people greatly feared,” for at such a season (the wheat-harvest) thunder and rain were almost unknown in Palestine. Sent As Punishment. Ex.9:23; 1Sa.2:10; 7:10; 2Sa.22:14; Job 28:26; 40:9; Ps.18:13; 77:18; 104:7; Is.29:6.
TIMOTHY his family. Ac.16:1. why Paul had him circumcised. Ac.16:2-3. who he was. Ro.16:21; 1Co.4:17. Paul’s respect for. 2Co.1:1. his report prompted Paul to visit Corinth. 2Co.1:1. sent to Thessalonica. 1Th.3:1-4. his youth didn’t keep him from serving God. 1Ti.4:12. faced great opposition to his leadership. 2Ti.1:6-7. how he became a Christian. 2Ti.3:15. joins Paul on trip to Macedonia. Ac.16:9-12.
TIMOTHY, FIRST EPISTLE TO Paul in this epistle speaks of himself as having left Ephesus for Macedonia 1Ti.1:3, and probably Philippi, or some other city in that region, was the place where this letter was written. During the interval between his first and second imprisonments he probably visited the scenes of his former labours in Greece and Asia, and then found his way into Macedonia, where he wrote this letter to Timothy, whom he had left behind in Ephesus. It was probably written about A.D. 66 or 67. The letter consists of counsels to Timothy regarding the worship and organization of the Church, and the responsibilities resting on its members; and urging to faithfulness in maintaining the truth in surrounding errors.
TIMOTHY, SECOND EPISTLE TO was probably written a year or so after the first, and from Rome, where Paul was for a second time a prisoner, and was sent to Timothy by the hands of Tychicus. In it he pleads with Timothy to come to him before winter, and to bring Mark with him Phil.2:22. He was anticipating that “the time of his departure was at hand” 2Ti. 4:6, and he exhorts his “son Timothy” to all diligence and steadfastness, and to patience under persecution 2Ti.1:6-15, and to a faithful discharge of all the duties of his office 2Ti.4:1-5, with the seriousness of one who was about to appear before the Judge of quick and dead.
TONGUE Language. Ge.10:5,20; Is. 66:18; Re.7:9. Confusion of. Ge.11:1-9. Gift of. Ac.2:1-18,33; 10:46; 19:6; 1Co. 12:10; 12:28,30; 14:1-40. Talkative. Pr. 10:8,19. Restrained by wisdom. Pr.17:27; 21:23; Ec.3:7. Hasty. Pr.29:20; Ja.3:3-10.
TOPHET Called also Topheth. A place in the valley of the sons of Hinnom. 2Ki. 23:10. Jewish children passed through the fire to Molech in. 2.Ki.23:10; 2Ch.28:3; 33:6; Je.7:31-32; 19:6; 19:11-14; 32:35. Destroyed by Josiah. 2Ki.23:10. Horror of. Is.30:33.
TRIBULATION, the GREAT, the last days, Scriptures Dan.9:24-27; 12:1; Mat.24:22,29; Rev.7:14; 13:1-8. The last days, Ge.16:5; 18:25; 30:6; 31:21; Ex.5:21; De.1:17; 32:36; Ju.11:27; 1 Sam.2:10; 3:13; 24:12; 1Ki.8:32; 1Chro.12:17; 16:33; 2Chro.6:23; 20:12; Job 9:15; 21:22; 23:7; Ps.7:8; 9:4,7,19; 10:18; 26:1;35:24; 43:1; 50:4; 58:11; 67:4; 75:7; 76:9; 82:1,8; 94:2; 96:13; 98:9; 110:6; 135:14;Pro.29:26; Ec.3:17; 12:14; Is.2:4; 3:13; 33:22; Je.11:20; Lam.3:59; Eze.7:8.27; 11:10; 21:30; 34:17; 35:12; 36:19; Joel 3:12; Mic.4:3; Mal.3:5; Jn. 8:50; Ro.3:6; 1Co.5:13; Heb.12:23; 13:4; 1Pe.1:17; 2:23; Jude 1:15; Rev.18:8; 20:12. condition of last days preceding Christ’s return 1Tim. 4:1-3; 2Tim.3:1-5, 13; 2Pe.3:1-4; Jude 17-19. tribulation and judgment (end times) Is.13:9-11; 24:21; 26:21; Je. 30:7; Dan. 7:24-25; 12:1; Mat.24:15-22; 2 Thes. 2:1-4; Rev.3:10; 6:16-17; 11:18; 14:7; 15:1, 7; 16:7, 19. Rapture Jn.14:2-3; 1Thes.4:13-18; 1 Co. 15:51-52. second coming general, Mat.16:27; 24:3, 29-44; 25:1-46; Mk. 8:38; 13:24-37; Lk. 19:11-27; Jn. 14:2-3; 21:23; Acts 1:9-11; 3:19-21; 1Co.1:7-8; 4:5; 11:26; 15:23; Phil.3:20; Col. 3:4; 1Thes.2:19; 4:13-17; 5:1-3, 23; 2Thes.1:7-10; 2:1-4; 2Tim.4:1; Tit.2:13; Heb.9:28; James 5:7-9; 1Pe.5:4; 2Pe.3:4-13; 1 Jn.2:28; 3:2; Jude 14-15; Rev.1:7; 19:11-21. http://hisservants.org/tribulation_what_h_s.htm
TRUE WISDOM God's wisdom is always best. His Word gives you the best advice you can ever have. Job 28:28; 32:7; Ps.111:10 Pr.1:20; 4:7; 9:1; Ho.14:9; Mt. 7:24; 1Co.2:6; 12:8; 2Ti.3:15; Ja.3:17; 1Jn 2:20.
TRUMPET Made of ram’s horn. Jos. 6:4-6,8,13. Made of silver. Nu.10:2. Uses of, prescribed by Moses. Nu.10:1-10. Used in war. Job 39:24-25; Je.4:19; 6:1; 6:17; 42:14; 51:27; Eze.7:14; Amos 2:2; 3:6; Zep.1:16; 1Co.14:8. To summon soldiers: Nu.31:6; Ju.3:27; 6:34; 1Sa.13:3; 2Sa.2:28; 18:16; 20:22; 15:10; 20:1; Neh. 4:18,20. In the siege of Jericho. Jos.6:4-20 Sounded in time of danger. Eze.33:3-6; Joel 2:1. Used at Sinai. Ex.9:13-19; 20:18; He.12:19.Used on the great day of atonement. Is.27:13.Used at the jubilee. Le.25:9. Used at the bringing up of the ark. 2Sa.6:5,15; 1Ch.13:8; 15:28. Used at the anointing of kings. 1Ki.1:34; 1:39; 2Ki.9:13; 11:14. Used at the dedication of Solomon’s temple. 2Ch. 5:12-13; 7:6. Used in worship. 1Ch.15:24; 16:42; 25:5; Ps.81:3-4. Figurative. Is.27:13; Eze.33:3; Joel 2:1; Zec.9:14; Mt.6:2. Symbolic. Mt. 24:31; 1Co.15:52; 1Th. 4:16; Re.1:10; 4:1; 8:1-9:14; 10:7; 11:15.
TRUST faith, confidence in. God is the true object of. Ps. 65:5. The fear of God leads to. Pr.14:26. ENCOURAGEMENT TO. Everlasting strength of God. Is.26:4. goodness of God. Nah.1:7. loving-kindness of God. Ps.36:7. rich bounty of God. 1Tim.6:17. God’s care for us. 1Pe.5:7. Former deliverances. Ps. 9:10; 2Co.1:10. Should be with the whole heart. Pr.3:5. Should be from youth up. Ps. 71:5. OF SAINTS IS. Not in the flesh. Ph. 3:3-4. Not in ourselves. 2Co.1:9. Not in carnal weapons. 1Sa.17:38-39,45; Ps.44:6; 2Co.10:4. In God. Ps.11:1; 31:14; 2Co.1:9.In the Word of God. Ps.119:42. In the mercy of God. Ps.13:5; 52:8. In Christ. Ep. 3:12. Through Christ. 2Co.3:4. Grounded on the promise. 2Sa.23:5. Strong in the prospect of death. Ps.23:4. Fixed. 2Sa. 22:3; Ps.112:7. Unalterable. Job 13:15. Despised by the wicked. Is.36:4,7. For ever. Ps.52:8; 62:8; Is.26:4. Saints plead, in prayer. Ps.25:20; 31:1; 141:8. The Lord knows those who have. Na.1:7. Warning to. Ps.4:5; 115:9-11. LEADS TO. Being compassed with mercy. Ps.32:10. Enjoyment of perfect peace. Is.26:3. Enjoyment of all temporal and spiritual blessings. Is.57:13. Enjoyment of happiness. Pr.16:20. Rejoicing in God. Ps.5:11; 33:21. Fulfillment of all holy desires. Ps.37:5. Deliverance from enemies. Ps.37:40. Safety in times of danger. Pr. 29:25. Stability. Ps.125:1. Prosperity. Pr. 28:25. KEEPS FROM. Fear. Ps.56:11; Is. 12:2; He.13:6. Sliding. Ps.26:1. Desolation. Ps.34:22. accompanied by doing good. Ps.37:3. Blessedness of placing, in God. Ps.2:12; 34:8; 40:4; Je.17:7. OF THE WICKED. Is not in God. Ps.78:22; Zep.3:2 Is in idols. Is.42:17; Hab.2:18. Is in man. Jud.9:26; Ps.118:8-9. Is in their own heart. Pr.28:26. Is in their own righteousness. Lu. 18:9,12. Is in vanity. Job 15:31; Is.59:4. Is in falsehood. Is.28:15; Je.13:25. Is in earthly unions. Is.30:2; Eze.17:15. Is in wealth. Ps.49:6; 52:7; Pr.11:28; Je.48:7; Mk.10:24. Is vain and delusive. Is.30:7; Je. 2:37. Shall make them ashamed. Is.20:5; 30:3,5; Je.48:13. Shall be destroyed. Job 18:14; Is.28:18. Woe and curse of false. Is. 30:1-2; 31:1-3; Je.17:5. of saints Illustrated. Ps.91:12; Pr.18:10. of the wicked illustrated. 2Ki.18:21; Job 8:14. Of saints Exemplified. David. 1Sa.17:45; 30:6. Hezekiah. 2Ki.18:5. Jehoshaphat. 2Ch. 20:12. Shadrach. Da.3:28. Paul. 2Ti.1:12. Of the wicked Exemplified. Goliath. 1Sa. 17:43-45. Benhadad. 1Ki.20:10. Sennacherib. 2Ch.32:8. Israelites. Is.31:1.
TYRE, Tyrus. why God destroyed it. Is.23:9. Isaiah predicted its destruction. Is.23:9. Ezekiel prophesies against. Eze.26:1. description of. Mk.7:24. Jesus travels there. Mt.15:1-39; Mk.7:24-30. Paul visits. Ac. 21:3-7. To be judged according to its opportunity and privileges. Mt.11:21-22; Lu.10:13-14. Prophecies relating to. Ps.45:12; 87:4; Is.23:1-18; Je.25:22; 27:1-11; 47:4; Eze.26:1-28:26; Joel 3:4-8; Am.1:9-10; Zec.9:2-4.UNBELIEF refusing to believe leads to a hard heart.Ex.11:9-10. the root of many of life’s problems. De. 9:23. Is sin. Jn.16:9. Defilement inseparable from. Tit.1:15. All, by nature, concluded in. Ro.11:32. COMES FROM. An evil heart. He.3:12. Slowness of heart. Lu.24:25. Hardness of heart. Mk. 16:14; Ac.19:9. Reluctance to the truth. Jn 8:45-46. Judicial blindness. Jn.12:39-40. Not being Christ’s sheep. Jn.10:26. The devil blinds the mind. 2Co.4:4. The devil taking away the Word out of the heart. Lu. 8:12. Seeking honor from men. Jn.5:44. questions the truth of God. 1Jn.5:10. EXHIBITED IN. Rejecting Christ. Jn.16:9
Rejecting the Word of God. Ps.106:24. Rejecting the Gospel. Is.53:1; Jn.12:38. Departing from God. Heb.3:12. Questioning the power of God. 2Ki.7:2; Ps.78:19-20. Not believing the works of God. Ps.78:32. Staggering at the Promise of God. Ro.4:20. Rebuked by Christ. Mt. 17:17; Jn.20:27. The Jews rejected for. Ro.11:20. Believers should hold no communion with those in. 2Co.6:14. THEY WHO ARE GUILTY OF. Have not the Word of God in them. Jn.5:38. Cannot please God. He.11:6. Injures the Gospel. Ac.19:9. Persecute the ministers of God. Ro.15:31. Excite others against saints. Ac.14:2. Persevere in it. Jn.12:37. Harden their necks. 2Ki.17:14. Are condemned already. Jn.3:18. Have the wrath of God abiding upon. Jn.3:36. Shall not be established. Is.7:9. Shall die in their sins. Jn.8:24. Shall not enter rest. He. 3:19; 4:11. Shall be condemned. Mk. 16:16; 2Th.2:12. Shall be destroyed. Jude 1:5. Shall be cast into the lake of fire. Re. 21:8. Warnings against. He.3:12; 4:11. Pray for help against. Mk.9:24. The portion of, awarded to all unfaithful servants. Lu.12:46. Illustrated. Eve. Ge. 3:4-6. Moses and Aaron. Nu.20:12. Israelites. De.9:23. Naaman. 2Ki.5:12. Samaritan lord. 2Ki.7:2. Disciples. Mt. 17:17; Lu.24:11,25. Zacharias. Lu.1:20. Chief Priests. Lu.22:67. The Jews. Jn.5:38 Brethren of Christ. Jn.7:5. Thomas. Jn. 20:25. Jews of Iconium. Ac.14:2. Thessalonian Jews. Ac.17:5. Ephesians. Ac.19:9. Saul. 1Ti.1:13. People of Jericho. He.11:31.
UNCERTAINTIES, things which are questionable, doubtful. Beauty Ps.39:11; Pr.31:30. Men’s Promises Ps.146:3. Riches Pr.23:5. The Future Pr.27:1. Friendship Jn.16:32. Life Ja.4:14, Earthly Glory 1Pe.1:24.
UNCLEAN Creatures designated as such. Le.11:1-47; De.14:1-29.
UNCLEANNESS Le.5:2-3; 7:20-21; 17:15; 21:1-15; 22:2-8; Nu.5:2-3; 9:6-11; 19:1-22; 31:19; De.23:10-11.
UNCTION anointing 1Jn.2:20,27. Kings, prophets, and priests were anointed, in token of receiving divine grace. All believers are, in a secondary sense, what Christ was in a primary sense, “the Lord's anointed.”
UNFULLFILLED PROPHECIES. http://www.lastdaysprophecy.org/L_D_books_unfulfilled_prophecies.html
UNICORN Generally had a single horn. Ps.92:10. Sometimes had two horns. De. 33:17. DESCRIBED AS. Stubborn in disposition. Job 39:9-10,12. Of great strength. Job 39:11. The young of, remarkable for agility. Ps.29:6. ILLUSTRATIVE. Of God as the strength of Israel. Nu.23:22; 24:8. Of the wicked. Is.34:7. Horns of represent strength of the descendants of Joseph. De.33:17. Horns of represent the strength of powerful enemies. Ps.22:21. represent the exaltation of saints. Ps.92:10.
UNION WITH CHRIST As Head of the Church. Ep.1:22-23; 4:15-16; Col.1:18. Christ prayed that all saints might have. Jn.17:21,23. DESCRIBED AS. Christ in us. Ep.3:17; Col.1:27. Our being in Christ. 2Co.12:2; 1Jn.5:20. Includes union with the Father. Jn.17:21; 1Jn.2:24. Is of God. 1Co.1:30. MAINTAINED BY. Faith. Ga.2:20; Ep.3:17. Abiding in Him. Jn. 15:4,7. His Word abiding in us. Jn.15:7; 1Jn.2:24; 2Jn.1:9. Feeding on Him. Jn. 6:56. Obeying Him. 1Jn.3:24. The Holy Spirit witnesses. 1Jn.3:24. The gift of the Holy Spirit is an evidence of. 1Jn.4:13. SAINTS. Have, in mind. 1Co.2:16; Phil. 2:5. Have, in spirit. 1Co.6:17. Have, in love. Song 2:16; 7:10. Have, in sufferings. Phil.3:10; 2Tim.2:12. Have, in His death. Ro.6:3-8; Ga.2:20. Have assurance of. Jn 14:20. Enjoy, in the Lord’s supper. 1Co. 10:16-17. Identified with Christ by. Mt. 25:40,45; Ac.9:4; 8:1. Are complete through. Col.2:10. Exhorted to maintain. Jn 15:4; Ac.11:23; Col. 2:7. Necessary for growth in grace. Ep.4:15-16; Col.2:19. Necessary for fruitfulness. Jn.15:4-5. BENEFICIAL RESULTS OF. Righteousness imputed. 2Co.5:21; Phil.3:9. Freedom from condemnation. Ro.8:1. Freedom from dominion of sin. 1Jn.3:6. Being created anew. 2Co.5:17. Our spirit alive to righteousness. Ro.8:10. Confidence at His coming. 1Jn.2:28. Abundant fruitfulness. Jn.15:5. Answers to prayer. Jn.15:7. They who have, ought to walk as He walked. 1Jn.2:6. False teachers have not. Col.2:18-19. Is indissoluble. Ro. 8:35. Punishment of those who have not. Jn 15:6. Illustrated. Vine and branches. Jn. 15:1,5. Foundation and building. 1Co. 3:10-11; Ep.2:20-21; 1Pe.2:4-6. Body and members. 1Co.12:12,27; Ep.5:30. Husband and wife. Ep.5:25-32.
UNITY fellowship, harmony Of the Godhead. De.6:4; 1Ki. 8:60; 20:28; Is.42:8; Mk.12:29,32; Jn.17:3; 1Co.8:4,6; Ga.3:20; 1Tim.2:5; Ja.2:19. Of the righteous. Ps.133:1; Is.52:8; Mt.23:8; Ac.4:32; Ro.12:16; 14:19; 15:5-6; 1Co. 1:10; 2Co.13:11; Ep.4:3; Phil.1:27; 2:2; 3:16-17; 1Pe.3:8. In Christ, Jn,11:52; 17:11,22; Ac. 4:32; 5:12; Ro.12:5,16; 14:19; 15:5,6; 1Co.1:10; 3:8; 10:17. 12:12,20; 2Co 13:11.
URIAH the Lord is my light. A Hittite, the husband of Bathsheba, whom David first seduced, and then after Uriah’s death married. He was one of the band of David's “mighty men.” His story and death are recorded. 2Sa.11:2-12:26.
URIM AND THUMMIM Signify light and perfection. In the breastplate. Ex. 28:30; Le.8:8. Eleazar to ask counsel for Joshua, after the judgment of. Nu.27:21. Priests only might interpret. De.33:8; Ezra 2:63; Neh.7:65. Israelites consult. Ju.1:1; 20:18; 20:23. Withheld answer from King Saul. 1Sa.28:6.
VAIL, THE SACRED TEMPLE Moses commanded to make. Ex.26:31. Made by Bezaleel for the tabernacle. Ex.36:35. Suspended from four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold. Ex.26:32. Hung between the holy and most holy place. Ex. 26:33; He.9:3. Designed to conceal the ark, mercy seat, and the symbol of the divine Presence. Ex.40:3. THE HIGH PRIEST. Alone allowed to enter within. He.9:6-7. Allowed to enter only once a year. Le. 16:2; He.9:7. Could not enter without blood. Le.16:3; He.9:7. Made by Solomon for the temple. 2Ch.3:14. Was torn at the death of our Lord. Mt.27:51; Mk.15:38; Lu. 23:45. ILLUSTRATIVE. Of the obscurity of the Mosaic age. He.9:8. Of the flesh of Christ which concealed His divinity. He. 10:20; Is.53:2. Tearing of, at the death of Christ opened Heaven to believers. He. 10:19-20; 9:24.
VANITY, pride, arrogance. A consequence of the fall. Ro.8:20. Ps.42:1; :2; 24:4; 26:4; 31:6; 39:5,6,11; 60:11; 62:9; 94:11; 119:37,113; 127:2; 144:4; Pr.10:2; 13:11; 21:6; 30:8; 31:30; Job 7:16; 11:11; Ec.2:10-11,15,21; 4:4; 5:10; 6:2,12; 11:10; Lam.4:17; Is.1:13; 7:12; 44:9-10; 1Co.3:20; 13:3; 1Tim. 1:6-7; 4:8; 6:20; 2Tim.2:14,16; Tit.3:9; 1Pe. 1:18; Ja.1:26; 2:14; Mt.6:7; Je.7:8; 23:32; He.13:9; 2Ki.17:15; Je.10:8; 18:15; Ac. 4:25; Ep.4:17.
VICTORY, Rewards For Overcomers, Spiritual Food Re.2:7. A New Name Re. 2:17. Authority Re.2:26. Robes Of Righteousness Re.3:5. A Memorial Pillar Re.3:12. Enthronement Re.3:21. An Eternal Inheritance Re.21:7.
VICTORIOUS LIVING, ETERNAL LIFE, AND SALVATION Mt.19:25-26; Jn.8:31-32; Ro.6:23; 8:1-4,37-39; 10:9-10; Ga.5:1; Phil.3:4-11; 1Jn.5:4-5.
VINE Jesus as. Jn.15:1,5-8. a symbol of fruitfulness. Jn.15:1.
VINEGAR, sour wine. Forbidden to Nazarites. Nu.6:3. Used with food. Ruth 2:14; Ps.69:21; Pr.10:26; 25:20. Offered to Christ on the cross. Mt.27:34,48; Mk. 15:23; Jn.19:29.
VISION Lu.1:22. vivid apparition, not a dream. Lu.24:23; Ac.26:19; 2Co.12:1.
Visions in O.T. A way of revelation. Nu. 12:6; 1Sa.3:1; 2Ch.26:5; Ps.89:19; Pr. 29:18; Je.14:14; 23:16; Da.1:17; Hos.12:10; Joel 2:28; Ob.1:1-21; Hab. 2:2; Ac.2:17. Abraham. Ge.15:1-17. Abimelech. Ge.20:3,6. Jacob, the ladder. Ge.28:12. Jacob. Ge.31:10-11. Laban. Ge.31:24. Jacob, at Beer-sheba. Ge.46:2. Dream of the cupbearer. Ge.40:9. Dream of the baker. Ge.40:16. Joshua. Jos. 5:13-15. Moses, the burning bush. Ex.3:2. Moses, the glory of God. Ex.24:9-11; 33:18-23. the Israelites, the glory of God. Ex.24:10,17; He.12:18-21. Solomon, request of the Lord for wisdom. 1Ki.3:15. Elisha, at the rapture of Elijah. 2Ki.2:11. Elisha’s servant, the chariots of the Lord. 2Ki.6:17. Micaiah. 1Ki.22:17-23; 2Ch. 18:16-22. Of David. 1Ch.21:15-18. Job, of a spirit. Job 4:12-16. God speaks to man through dreams. Job 33:15.Isaiah, of the Lord and his glory in the temple. Is.6:1-13 Isaiah, of the valley of vision. Is.22:1-25. Jeremiah, an almond rod. Je.1:11. Jeremiah, the seething pot. Je.1:13. Ezekiel, the glory of God. Eze.1:3,12-14; 23:1-49. Ezekiel, the roll. Eze.2:9. Ezekiel, the man of fire. Eze.8:1-9:11. Ezekiel, the coals of fire. Eze.10:1-7. Ezekiel, dry bones. Eze.37:1-14. Ezekiel, the city and temple. Eze.40:1-48:35. Ezekiel, the waters. Eze.47:1-12. Nebuchadnezzar. Da.4:5. Daniel, the four beasts. Da.7:1-28. Daniel, the Ancient of days. Da.7:9-27. Daniel, the ram and the he goat. Da.8:1-27. Daniel, the angel. Da. 10:1-21. Amos, grasshoppers. Am.7:1-2. Amos, fire. Am.7:4. Amos, a plumb line. Am.7:7-8. Amos, summer fruit. Am.8:1-2. Amos, the temple. Am.9:1. Zechariah, horses. Zec.1:8-11. Zechariah, horns and carpenters. Zec.1:18-21. Zechariah, the high priest. Zec.3:1-5. Zechariah, the golden candlestick. Zec.4:1-14. Zechariah, the flying roll. Zec.5:1-4. Zechariah, the mountains and chariots. Zec.6:1-8.
Visions in N.T. Zacharias. Lu.1:13-22. Joseph. Mt.1:20; 2:13. John the Baptist, at the baptism of Jesus. Mt.3:16; Mk.1:10; Lu.3:22; Jn.1:32-34. Peter, James, and John, the transfiguration of Jesus. Mt. 17:1-9; Lu.9:28-36. Pentecost. Ac.2:2-3. Stephen, of Christ. Ac.7:55-56. Dreams as outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Ac.2:17. Paul, of Christ. Ac.9:3-6; 1Co.9:1. Paul, of Ananias. Ac.9:12. Paul, of a man of Macedonia. Ac.16:9. Of Paul, in Corinth. Ac.18:9-10. Paul, in a trance. Ac. 22:17-21. Paul, of paradise. 2Co.12:1-4. Ananias, of Christ. Ac.9:10-12. Cornelius, the centurion, of an angel. Ac.10:3. Peter, sheet. Ac.10:9-18.
VISITATION, DAY OF THE LORD. a term referring to the day when God would put Israel at the head of the nations. God’s Judgments. Job 24:1; Isa.22:5; Eze. 13:5; Am.5:20; Ob.15; Zep.1:7; 2:3; Zec. 14:1; Mal.4:5; Ro.2:16; 1Co.1:8; 3:13; 1Co.5:5; 2Co.1:14; Php.1:6; 2:16; 1Th.5:2; 2Pe.3:10. The Last, Or Great, Day, Job 21:30; Ps.98:9; 110:5; Pr.11:4; Isa.2:12; 13:13; 34:8; 61:2; Je.25:33; 30:7; 46:10; Eze.7:19; Joel 2:1,11; 2:31; 3:14; Zep.1:14; Mt.7:22; Lu.17:30; Jn.12:48; Ac.2:20; Ro.2:5; 2Ti.1:12,18; 4:8; He. 10:25; Jude 6; Re.6:17; 16:14. Day Of Visitation Ex.32:34; Nu.16:29; Job 31:14; 35:15; Ps.37:13; 50:3; 59:5; Isa.3:18; 10:3; 13:6,9; 24:22; 26:21; 29:6; 63:4; Je. 5:9,29; 6:15; 9:9; 10:15; 14:10; 23:2,12; 46:21; 47:4; 48:45; 49:8; 50:27; 51:18,47; Lam.1:21; Eze.7:7; 12:23; 21:25; 21:29; 22:4,14; 30:3; 39:8; Ho.1:4; 5:9; 8:13; 9:7; Joel 1:15; Am.3:14; 5:18; 8:9;Mi.7:4; Mt. 22:11; Lu.19:44; 1Pe.2:12.
VOICE Of God. Eze.1:24,28; 10:5; Jn. 5:37; 12:28-30; Ac.7:31; 9:4,7; 26:14-15.
Strikes Terror Into Hearts Of Sinners. Ge. 3:8; Ex.19:19. A Still Small Voice. 1Ki. 19:12. Full Of Majesty. Ps.29:4; Isa.30:30; Eze.43:2. Witnessing To Christ’s Divinity. Mt.3:17; 17:5; Mk.1:11; Jn.12:28. Misunderstood. Jn.12:28-29; 2Pe. 1:17.
VOLCANOES De.4:11; 5:23; Jud.5:5; Ps.97:5; 104:32; 144:5; Is.34:9-10; 64:1-3; Je.51:25; Mi.1:4; Nah.1:5-6.
VOWS willing, voluntary promises which, when once made, were to be kept. They were made under a great variety of circumstances. Ge.28:18-22; Le.7:16; Nu. 30:2-13; De.23:18; Jud.11:30,39; 1Sa.1:11; Jon.1:16; Ac.18:18; 21:23.
WAITING ON GOD. Ps.25:5; 27:14; 37:9,34; 59:9; 62:1; 62:5; 123:2; Pr.20:22; Isa.8:17; 40:31; Ho.12:6; Zep.3:8. As the God of providence. Je.14:22. As the God of salvation. Ps.25:5. As the giver of all temporal blessings. Ps.104:27-28; 145:15-16. For mercy. Ps.123:2. For pardon. Ps.39:7-8. For the consolation of Israel. Lu.2:25. For salvation. Ge.49:18; Ps. 62:1-2. For guidance and teaching. Ps.25:5. For protection. Ps.33:20; 59:9-10. For the fulfillment of His Word. Hab.2:3. For the fulfillment of His Promises. Ac.1:4. For the hope of righteousness by faith. Ga.5:5. For the coming of Christ. 1Co.1:7; 1Th.1:10. Is good. Ps.52:9. God calls us to. Zep.3:8. Warnings and encouragements to. Ps.27:14; 37:7; Ho.12:6. Should be with the soul. Ps.62:1,5. Should be with earnest desire. Ps.130:6. Should be with patience. Ps.37:7; 40:1. Should be with submission. Lam.3:26 Should be with hope in His Word. Ps.130:5 Should be with full confidence. Mic.7:7. Should be continually. Hos.12:6. Should be all the day. Ps.25:5. Should be especially in adversity. Ps.59:1-9; Is.8:17. Should be in the way of His judgments. Is.26:8. Saints resolve on. Ps.52:9; 59:9. Saints have expectation from. Ps.62:5. Saints plead, in prayer. Ps.25:21; Is.33:2. The patience of saints often tried in. Ps.69:3. They who engage in, wait upon Him alone. Ps.62:5. They who engage in, are heard. Ps.40:1. are blessed. Is.30:18; Da.12:12. experience His goodness. Lam.3:25. shall not be ashamed. Ps.25:3; Is.49:23. shall renew their strength. Is.40:31.shall inherit the earth. Ps.37:9. shall be saved. Pr.20:22; Is.25:9. shall rejoice in salvation. Is.25:9. shall receive the glorious things prepared by God for them. Is.64:4. Predicted of the Gentiles. Is. 42:4; 60:9. Illustrated. Ps.123:2; Lu.12:36; Ja.5:7. Exemplified. Jacob. Ge.49:18. David. Ps.39:7. Isaiah. Is.8:17. Micah. Mic.7:7. Joseph. Mk.15:43. http://www.hisservants.org/a_adversity_waiting_on_god_is_wise.htm
WALKING WITH GOD, means living each day as if He is walking right beside you; means pleasing Him by doing His will. Ge.5:22-24; 6:9; 2Ki.23:3; Mic.4:5; Mal.2:6; Re.3:4.
WEAKNESS is where temptation strikes. Ge.20:2; 1Ki.11:3. Emotions not always a sign of. 2Sa.1:11-12. don’t dwell on others’ weaknesses. 1Ch. 10:11-12; Ep.4:2. dealing with them makes you stronger. Neh.13:26. what is weak faith? Ro.14:1. determining weak areas in your spiritual growth. Ro.14:1. God demonstrates His power through. 2Co.12:9 why we must deal with ours. 1Jn.3:8-9.
WATER OF LIFE symbol of eternal life. Ps.110:7; Is.12:3; Je.2:13; Eze.47:1,5,9; Joel 3:18; Zec.14:8; Jn.4:10,14; 7:38,39; 15:3; Ep.5:25-26; Tit. 3:5; He.9:14; 1Jn.1:7; 1Co.6:11; Re.1:5; 7:14,17; 22:1-2,17; 2Ki.5:10; Ps.65:3; Is.1:18; Eze. 36:25; Zec.13:1; Mal.3:3.
WEALTH, GREED, POSSESSIONS. De.8:11-18; Ps.24:1; 49:16-17; 62:10; Pr. 3:9-10,27; 11:24-26; 13:22; 19:17; 21:17; Ec.5:19; Eze.7:19; Ma.3:8-10; Mt.6:31-33 Lu.12:15; 1Co.16:2; 2Co.8:14; 9:7 11-12; Ep.5:5; Phil.4:6,19; 1Ti.6:9-10,17-19; Ja. 5:1-6; 1Jn.2:15-17.
WEEKS seven days. Le.23:15-16; Lu.18:12. The feast of Pentecost called the feast of weeks. Ex. 34:22; Ac.2:1. seven years also sometimes so called. Ge. 29:27-28; Da.9:24-25,27. Start of counting time. Ge.2:2.
WHAT GOD KNOWS God knows everything! Job 26:6; 31:4; 34:21; 42:2; Ps.139; 147:5; Is.42:9; 46:9-10; Je.16:17; Eze.11:5; He.4:13; 1Jn.3:20. http://www.hisservants.org/books_sovereignty_of_god.html
WHEAT, The Righteous Compared To, Je.23:28; Mt.3:12; 13:30; Lu.3:17. Chaff of. Je.23:28; Mt.3:12; Lu.3:17. Growth of, illustrate substituted death. Jn. 12:24. Figurative. Of God’s mercy. Ps. 81:16; 147:14. Of self-righteousness. Je. 12:13.
WHEEL Potter’s. Je.18:3. Figurative. Pr. 20:26; Ec.12:6. Symbolic. Eze.1:15-21; 3:13; 10:9-19; 11:22.
WHERE IS GOD? God is everywhere. Omnipresent. Ge.28:16; De.4:39; 1Ki. 8:27; 19:9; 2Ch.2:6; 6:18; Ps.139:8; Pr.15:3; Is.66:1; Je. 23:24; Ac.17:27.
WICKED Evil, unbelievers. God is angry with. Ps.5:5-6; 7:11; Ro.9:13; 1Co.10:5. Spirit of God withdrawn from. Ge.6:3; Hos.4:17-19; Ro.1:24,26,28. Hate the righteous. Mt.5:11-12; Lu.6:22-23. Their worship offensive to God. Ps.50:16-17; Is.1:10-15. Present and future state of the wicked and righteous contrasted. Job 8:1-22; Ps.49:1-20. Prosperity of. Job 5:3-5; 12:6; 15:21; 15:23,27,29; 20:5; 20:22; 21:7-13; Ps.37:1,35-36; 49:10-15; 73:3-22; 92:6-7; Ec.8:12-13; Je.12:1-2; Hab.1:3-4; 1:13-17; Mal.3:15. Hate reproof. 1Ki.22:8; 2Ch.18:7. God’s mercy to. Job 33:14-30. God’s love for. De.5:29; 32:29; Mt.18:11-14; Jn.3:16-17; Ro.5:8; 1Jn.3:16; 4:9-10. Dread God. Job 18:11. False hope of. Job 8:13-18. Gospel invitation to, illustrated by the parables of the householder. Mt.20:1-16. Gospel invitation to, and marriage supper. Mt. 22:1-14. Warned. Je.7:13-15,23-25; 25:4-6; 26:2-7,12-13; 29:17-19; Eze.33:8; Da.4:4-27; 5:4-29; Zep.2:1-2; Lu.3:7-9; 1Co.10:11; Jude 1:4-7; Re.3:1-3; 3:16-19. Terrors of, at the judgment. Re.1:7. Death of. Ps.49:14; 73:4. Contrasted with the righteous. Ps.1:1-6; 11:5; 17:14-15; 32:10; 37:17-22; 37:37-38; 68:6; 73:1-28; 75:10; 91:7-8; 107:33-38; 125:5; Pr.10:6; 10:9,21,23-25; 10:28-30,32; 11:3,5-6,8; 11:10-11,18-21,23,31; 12:3,5-7,13,21,26; 13:6,13,17,21; 14:19,22,32; 15:6; 21:18; 21:26; 22:5; 28:1; 28:4-5; 28:13-14; 28:18; Is.32:1-8; 65:13-14; Mal.3:18; Ro.2:7-10; Ep.2:12-14; Phil.2:15; 1Th. 5:5-8; Tit.1:15; 1Pe.4:17-18; 1Jn.1:6-7; 3:3-17. Described. Ge.13:13; 18:20; Le. 18:25; De.9:13,24; 32:10; 32:32-33; 1Sa. 24:13; 1Ki.21:20; 2Ch.28:10; 28:22; Ezra 9:11; Job 14:4; 15:16; 15:20-35; 20:12-13; 22:5; 24:2-24; Ps.5:9; 7:14-16; 10:4-11; 36:1-4; 37:12; 49:20; 50:17-20; 52:1-4; 53:1-5; 58:3-5; 59:6-7; 64:3-6; 73:4-12; 94:3-8; 119:155; 1:29-30; Pr.2:12-19; 4:16; 6:12-15; 10:23; 13:19; 14:9; 15:9-10; 27:22; 28:4; Ec.3:18; 8:11; Is.1:4-6; 3:9; 5:11-12; 5:18-25; 26:10-11; 30:1; 30:9-11; 32:6-7; 57:20-21; 59:2-8; 63:19; Je.2:22-25; 3:5; 4:22; 5:4-5; 5:26-28; 6:7; 6:15; 8:6,12; 9:3-6; 11:8; 11:15; 13:10; 14:10; 17:1; 30:12-15; Eze.3:7; 11:12; 16:47; 20:16; Hos.4:8; 7:3,9,10; 13:12; Amos 5:10; Mic.3:1-2; 7:2-4; Zep.3:5,7; Hag.2:14; Mt.4:16; 6:23; 18:11; Mk.4:11; Lu.1:79; 19:10; Jn.3:18-20; 5:42; 8:34,44; Ac.8:21,23; 13:10; Ro.1:20-32; 2:8; 3:10-18; 8:5; 8:7-8; 9:8; Ep.2:1-3,12; 4:17-19; 5:11-12; Phil.2:15; Col.1:21; 1Th. 5:7; 2Th.1:8; 1Tim.1:9-10; 2Tim.3:2-13; Tit.1:15-16; 3:3; 2Pe.2:10,12-19; 1Jn.3:8,10; 3:14-15; Jude 1:12-13; Re. 3:17-18. Punishment of. Ge.2:17; 3:16-19; 4:7; 6:3,7,12-13; Ex.dus 20:5; 32:33-35; 34:7; Le.26:14; 26:16-39; Nu.15:31; 32:23; De.7:9-10; 11:26,28; 28:15-68; 30:15,19; 31:29; 1Sa.3:11-14; 12:25; 2Sa.3:39; 7:14; 22:27-28; 23:6-7; 1Ki.21:20-21; 1Ch. 10:13-14; 15:13; 28:9; 2Ch.15:2; Job 4:8-9; 5:3,14; 8:20,22; 10:14-15; 11:20; 15:20-24; 15:28-30; 18:5-21; 19:29; 20:5-29; 21:7-33; 27:8-23; 31:3; 34:22; 36:12; 36:17; Ps. 1:4-6; 2:4-5,9; 3:7; 5:5; 7:11-13; 9:5; 9:17; 10:15; 11:6; 18:14; 18:26-27; 21:9-10; 28:4-5; 32:10; 34:16,21; 36:12-37:2; 37:9-10; 37:13-22; 37:34-38; 39:11; 50:22; 52:5; 55:19,23; 56:7; 58:6-9; 59:5,8; 62:3; 64:7-8; 68:1-2; 68:6; 68:21; 73:2-21; 73:27; 75:8; 75:10; 78:1-67; 89:10; 89:31-32; 91:8; 92:7; 92:9; 94:13; 94:23; 97:3; 101:8; 104:35; 106:18; 106:43; 107:17; 107:33-34; 109:6-19; 119:21; 119:118-119; 119:155; 129:4; 139:19; 145:20; 146:9; 147:6; Pr.2:22; 3:33; 6:12-15; 10:3; 10:6-8; 10:14; 10:24-25; 10:27-31; 11:3,5-8,19,21,23,31; 12:2-3,7; 13:2,5-6,9,21,25; 14:12,19,32; 16:4-5,25; 18:3; 19:16; 21:12,15-16; 22:5; 22:23; 24:20,22; 26:10; 28:14,18; 29:1,16; Ec. 2:26; 7:17; 8:12-13; Is.2:19; 3:11; 5:11-14; 5:24; 9:18; 10:3; 11:4; 13:8-9,11; 24:17-18; 26:21; 28:18-22; 33:11-12; 33:14; 40:2; 48:22; 50:11; 57:20-21; 64:5-7; 65:12-14; Je.8:12-14; 8:20-9:1; 13:14,16,22; 14:10; 14:12; 16:18; 21:14; 25:31; 36:31; 44:23; 49:12; Lam.3:39; 4:22; 5:16-17; Eze. 3:18-20; 5:4; 5:8-17; 7:4-6; 9:5-7,10; 11:21; 18:1-32; 20:8; 22:14,20-21,31; 24:13-14; 25:7; 33:7-20; Da.12:2; Hos.2:9-13; 5:4-6; 5:9; 7:12-13; 9:7,9,15; 10:8; 12:2; 12:14-13:1; Hos.13:3; 14:9; Joel 2:1-2; 3:13-16; Amos 3:2; 5:18-20; 8:14-9:5; 9:10; Jonah 3:9; Mic.2:3; 6:13; Nah.1:2; 1:8-10; Zep.1:12-18; Zec.5:2-4; Mal. 3:17-4:1; Mt.3:7,10,12; 5:19-30; 7:13,19; 7:23,26-27; 8:12; 10:28,33; 11:23; 12:34; 13:12-15,30; 13:38-42; 13:49-50; 15:13; 16:26; 18:7-9,34-35; 21:19,41,44; 22:13; 23:33; 24:50-51; 25:30,32-33,41,46; 26:24; Mk.4:12,25; 8:36,38; 9:43; 12:1-9; 12:40; 14:21; 16:16; Lu.3:7,17; 6:49; 8:18; 9:24-26; 12:4-5,46-47; 13:3,5-7,9,24; 13:27-28; 16:22-28; 17:1-2; 19:26-27; 20:18; 22:22; 23:30-31; Jn.3:15-16; 3:18; 3:36; 5:14,29; 7:34; 8:21; 12:40; 15:2; 17:12; Ac.1:18,25; 3:23; Ro.1:18; 2:5,8-9; 2:12; 5:12,21; 6:16,21; 8:2,6-7,13; 9:22; 11:22; 14:23; 1Co.3:17; 5:5,13; 6:9-10; 9:27; 10:5-11; 15:21-22; 2Co.7:10; Ga.3:10; 5:19-21; 6:8; Ep.5:5-6; Phil. 3:18-19; Col.3:25; 1Th.1:10; 5:3; 2Th. 1:5-9; 2:8-10; 1Tim.1:20; 5:24; 2Tim. 2:12-13; He.2:2-3; 6:8; 10:27-31; Ja. 1:14-15; 5:1-3,20; 1Pe.3:12; 4:17-18; 2Pe. 2:3-9; 2:12-17; 1Jn.3:14-15; Jude 1:5-7; 1:11-15; Re.2:22-23; 3:3; 6:15-17; 9:4-6; 9:15,18; 11:18; 14:9-11; 16:2-21; 18:5; 19:15; 19:17-21; 20:10; 20:15; 21:8; 21:27; 22:19.
WILL OF GOD God wants you to help carry out His will for you. Ex.40:16. asking for God’s guidance. Nu.9:23. can’t change it. Nu.23:27. no human scheme can stop it. 2Ch.18:33. God works His will through people. Es.4:13-14. can Satan persuade God to change His plans? Job 2:3-6. seek it first. Ps.16:7-8. our true purpose. Jn. 6:37-38. doing it doesn’t guarantee everything will go right. Lu.2:3-6. praying for. Mt.6:10; 1Jn.5:14-15. seeking it for your children. Mt.20:20. prayers must be in line with. Mt.21:22; Jn.14:14. comes from God’s Spirit in us. Jn.20:22. what to do when seeking it. Ac.16:6. must accept all that comes with it. Ac.21:13-14. God lets us choose against His. Ro.1:24-32. may be for you to stay where you are. Ep. 6:19-20. doing it guarantees eternal life. Ro.2:7.
WIND Blasting. 2Ki.19:7,35. North. Pr.25:23; Song 4:16. South. Job 37:17; Lu. 12:55. East. Job 27:21; Eze.17:10; Hos. 13:15. West. Ex.10:19. Euroclydon. Ac. 27:14. The simoom or pestilential wind. 2Ki.19:7,35; Je.4:11. The whirlwind. Job 37:9 Took away the plague of locusts from the land of Egypt. Ex.10:19. Free from humidity in Canaan. Pr.25:23. Soothing. Job 37:17. Tempestuous. Job 37:9. Purifying. Job 37:21. Figurative. Hos.4:19. Of the judgments of God. Je. 22:22; Hos.13:15; Mt.7:25. Of the Spirit. Jn.3:8. Of heresy. Ep.4:14.
WINDOWS OF HEAVEN floodgates of the sky. Ge.7:11; Is.24:18; Mal.3:10.
WINE Consequence of putting (when new), into old bottles. Mt.9:17. The love of Christ to be preferred to. Song 1:2,4. Water miraculously turned into. Jn.2:9. Symbolic. Of the Blood of Christ. Mt. 26:27-29; Mk.14:23-24; Lu.22:20; Jn. 6:53-56. Of the blessing of the Gospel. Pr.9:2,5; Is.25:6; 55:1. Of the wrath and judgments of God. Ps.60:3; 75:8; Je. 13:12-14; 25:15-18. Of the abominations of apostasy. Re.17:2; 18:3. Of violence and destruction. Pr.4:17.
WINE PRESS Nu.18:27; 18:30; De. 15:14; Jud.6:11. In vineyards. Is.5:2; Mt. 21:33; Mk.12:1. Trodden with joy and shouting. Je.48:33. Figurative. Treading the, of the sufferings of Christ. Is.63:2-3. Treading the, of the judgments of God. Lam.1:15; Re.14:19-20.
WINEBIBBER, drunk. Jesus falsely accused of being a. Mt.11:19; Lu.7:34.
WISDOM Pr.1:7; 2:1-22; 4:6-10; 8:1-36; 13:10; 24:13-14; Ec.7:11-12; 9:13-18; Mt.7:24-27; 1Co.1:18-25; 2:6-9; Ja.1:5; 3:13-17. justice comes from appointing wise judges. De.16:18-20. Solomon asks God for. 1Ki.3:6-9; 2Ch.1:10. we should ask God for. 1Ki.3:6-9. having wisdom versus acting upon it. 1Ki.3:12. what true wisdom is. Pr.1:7-9; Ec.8:1. not limited by age. 2Ch.34:3. why it is found only in God. Job 28:13. comes from reading the Bible. Ps.119:97-104. comes from listening. Pr.1:23-28. takes effort to find and use it. Pr.2:3-6. a constant process of growth. Pr.2:9-10. parents must encourage their children to be wise. Pr.4:3-4. You must decide to go after it. Pr.4:5-7. wisdom and foolishness contrasted. Pr. 9:1. world’s wisdom versus God’s wisdom. Ob.1:8. tapping wisdom of the elderly. Lu.2:36. comes from walking with God. Lu.2:40. how James defines it. Ja. 1:5.
WISDOM OF GOD, THE Is one of His attributes. 1Sa.2:3; Job 9:4. DESCRIBED AS. Perfect. Job 36:4; 37:16. Mighty. Job 36:5. Universal. Job 28:24; Da.2:22; Ac. 15:18. Infinite. Ps.147:5; Ro.11:33. Unsearchable. Is.40:28; Ro.11:33. Wonderful. Ps.139:6. Beyond human comprehension. Ps.139:6. Incomparable. Is.44:7; Je.10:7. Underived. Job 21:22; Is. 40:14. The Gospel contains treasures of. 1Co.2:7. Wisdom of saints is derived from. Ezra 7:25. • All human wisdom comes from. Da.2:1. Saints credit all to Him. Da. 2:20. EXHIBITED IN. His works. Job 37:16; Ps.104:24; 136:5; Pr.3:19; Je.10:12. His counsels. Is.28:29; Je.32:19. His foreshadowing events. Is.42:9; 46:10. Redemption. 1Co.1:24; Ep.1:8; 3:10. Searching the heart. 1Ch.28:9; Re.2:23. Understanding the thoughts. 1Ch.28:9; Ps. 139:2. Shown in knowing. The heart. Ps.44:21; Pr.15:11; Lu.16:15. The actions. Job 34:21; Ps.139:2-3. The words. Ps. 139:4. His saints. 2Sa.7:20; 2Tim.2:19. The way of saints. Job 23:10; Ps.1:6. The want of saints. De.2:7; Mt.6:8. The afflictions of saints. Ex.3:7; Ps.142:3. The infirmities of saints. Ps.103:14. The smallest matters. Mt.10:29-30. The most secret things. Mt. 6:18. The time of judgment. Mt.24:36. The wicked. Neh.9:10; Job 11:11. The works of the wicked. Is.66:18. Nothing is concealed from. Ps.139:12. The wicked question. Ps. 73:11; Is.47:10. Should be magnified. Ro. 16:27; Jude 1:25. http://worldlychaos.org/w_c_books_wisdom_from_psalms_and_proverbs.html
WISDOM OF CHRIST. Is.7:15; 9:6; 11:2; 52:13; 53:11; Mt.12:11,25; 13:54; 21:24; 22:21,46; Mk.6:2; 12:16,28; Lu.2:40,47; 5:31; 7:43; 20:3,25,39; Jn.3:32; 7:15; 8:14; 11:4; 21:6; 1Co.1:24; Col.2:3. Re.5:6. http://www.godcannotlie.org/is_jesus_god.htm
WISE MEN in Da.2:12 include three classes, (1) astrologers, (2) Chaldeans, and (3) soothsayers. The “wise men” of Mt.2:7, who came from the East to Jerusalem, were probably magi from Persia or Arabia. http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_daniel_intro.htm
WISE THOUGHTS You can’t control what pops into your mind, but you can control whether it stays there or not. You also have control over what you watch, read, and see. Fill your mind with what is good, pure, and pleasing to God. Ps.48:9; 119:59; Pr.12:5; 21:5; Ro.12:3; Phil.4:8.
WISE, WISDOM To be “foolish” is to be godless. Ps.14:1; Jud.19:23; 2Sa.13:13. True wisdom is a gift from God to those who want it and ask for it. Job 28:12-28; Pr.3:13-18; Ro.1:22; 16:27; 1Co.1:17-21; 2:6-8; Ja.1:5. “Wisdom” in Pr.1:20; 8:1; 9:1-5 may be considered as a Divine Person, “Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God” 1Co.1:24. In Mt.11:19 it is the human principle of wisdom that is meant.
WITCHCRAFT, occult, sorcery, divination associated with idolatrous worship and demonic powers. Law concerning. Ex.22:18; Le.19:31; 20:6,27. Witch of Endor. 1Sa.28:7-25. Witches destroyed. 1Sa.28:3,9. Sorcery 1Sa.15:23; 2Ki.9:22; 2Ch.33:6; Mic.5:12; Nah.3:4; Gal.5:20. no mention is really made either of witches or of witchcraft in Scripture. The “witch of En-dor” 1Sa.28 was a necromancer, one who faked conversations with the dead. The girl with “a spirit of divination” Ac.16:16 was possessed by an evil spirit. Other Scriptures on witchcraft: De.18:10; 1Sa.15:23; 28:3,7; 2Ki.9:22; 21:6; 23:24; 1Ch.10:13; 2Ch.33:6; Is.8:19; 19:3; 29:4; Mic.5:12; Nah.3:4; Ga.5:20. why God forbids it. Ex.22:18; 2Ki.21:6; Ac.19:18-19. encourages false truth, false faith. Le.20:6; De.18:10-13. avoiding curiosity about. De.18:10-13; Mk.5:1-2.
WITNESS More than one witness was required in criminal cases. De.17:6; 9:15. They were the first to execute the sentence on the condemned. De.13:9; 17:7; 1Ki. 21:13; Mt.27:1; Ac.7:57-58. False witnesses were liable to punishment. De. 19:16-21. It was also an offense to refuse to bear witness. Le.5:1.
WITNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Is truth. 1Jn.5:6. To be simply received. 1Jn. 5:6,9. Confessed Christ. As Messiah. Lu. 3:22; Jn.1:32-33. As coming to redeem and sanctify. 1Jn.5:6. As exalted to be a Prince and Saviour to give repentance. Ac.5:31-32. As perfecting saints. He. 10:14-15. As foretold by Himself. Jn. 15:26. In heaven. Jn.5:7,11. On earth. 1Jn 5:8. The first preaching of the Gospel confirmed by. Ac.14:3; He.2:4. The faithful preaching of the Apostles accompanied by. 1Co.2:4; 1Th.1:5. GIVEN TO SAINTS. On believing. Ac. 15:8; 1Jn.5:10. To testify to them of Christ. Jn.15:26. As an evidence of adoption. Ro.8:16. As an evidence of Christ in them. 1Jn.3:24. As an evidence of God in them. 1Jn.4:13. Borne against all unbelievers. Neh.9:30; Ac.28:25-27.
WITNESSING God relies on ALL His children to tell others about Him, not just preachers and teachers. Don’t need to keep the good news to yourself. Share it! Is.43:10; Mt.28:19; Jn.15:27; Ac.1:8; 5:20-21; 18:9-10; 22:14-15; Tit.2:15.
WIZARD someone who pretends to have supernatural knowledge and power. Were
forbidden to practice their deceptions. Le.19:31; 20:6, 27; 1Sa.28:3; Is.8:19; 19:3.
WOLF emblem of treachery and cruelty. Jacob’s prophecy, Ge.49:27, represents the warlike character of that tribe. Jud. 19-21. Isaiah represents the peace of Messiah’s kingdom. Is.11:6. The habits of the wolf are described in Je.5:6; Hab.1:8; Zep.3:3; Eze.22:27; Mt.7:15; 10:16; Ac. 20:29. Wolves are still sometimes found in Palestine, and are the dread of shepherds, as of old. ILLUSTRATIVE. Of the wicked. Mt.10:16; Lu.10:3. Of wicked rulers. Eze.22:27; Zep.3:3. Of false teachers. Mt.7:15; Ac.20:29. Of the devil. Jn.10:12. Of fierce enemies. Je.5:6; Hab. 1:8. (Taming of) of the change effected by conversion. Is.11:6; 65:25.
WONDERFUL Name of the Messiah. Jud.13:18; Is.9:6.
WONDERS OF GOD awe-inspiring acts of God. Ex.3:20; 4:,21; 7:3; 11:9; 14:31; 15:11; 34:10; Nu.14:11,22; 22:28; De. 4:34; 6:22; 7:19; 11:3; 11:7; 26:8; 29:3; 34:11; Jos.3:5; 10:13; 24:7,17,31; Jud.2:7; 6:13,21; 13:19; 1Sa.6:6; 12:16; 2Sa.7:23; 1Ki.18:38; 2Ki.2:8,14; 3:17; 1Ch.16:12; Ne.9:10,17; Job 5:10; 9:10; Ps.9:1; 40:5; 44:1; 77:14; 78:11,43; 86:10; 89:5; 96:3; 98:1; 105:5; 105:27; 106:7,22; 111:2; 118:23; 135:9; 136:4; Is.25:1; 29:14; 64:3; Je.21:2; 32:20; 33:3;Da.4:3; 6:27; Joel 2:21,30; Mic.7:15; Mt.27:51; Mk.1:27; Lu.1:44; 2:33; 5:26; Ac.2:19; 3:10; 6:8; 7:31,36; 13:41; 14:3; He.3:9; Re.12:1.
WORD Name of Jesus. Jn.1:1,14; 1Jn. 5:7; Re.19:13.
WORD OF GOD CALLED: Book. Ps.40:7; Re.22:19. Book of the Lord. Is. 34:16. Book of the Law. Neh.8:3; Ga.3:10. Good Word of God. He. 6:5. Holy Scriptures. Ro.1:2; 2Ti. 3:15. Law of the Lord. Ps.1:2; Is.30:9. Oracles of God. Ro.3:2; 1Pe.4:11. Scriptures. 1Co.15:3. Scriptures of Truth. Da.10:21. Sword of the Spirit. Ep.6:17. The Word. Ja. 1:21-23; 1Pe.2:2. Word of God. Lu.11:28; He.4:12. Word of Christ. Col.3:16. Word of Life. Phil.2:16. Word of Truth. 2Tim. 2:15; Ja.1:18. LIKENED: to seed. Mt. 13:3-8; 13:18-23; 13:37-38; Mk.4:3-20; 4:26-32; Lu.8:5-15. to a two-edged sword. He.4:12. To be read publicly. De. 31:11-13; Jos.8:33-35; 2Ki.23:2; 2Ch. 17:7-9; Neh.8:1-8,13,18; Je.36:6; Ac. 13:15,27; Col.4:16; 1Th.5:27. The people said “Amen”. Ex.24:7; De.27:12-26; Neh. 8:5-6. Explained. Neh. 8:8 Explained by Jesus. Lu.4:16-27; 24:27,45. Searched. Ac.17:11. Searching of, commanded. Jn. 5:39; 7:52. to be written on doorposts. De.6:9; 11:20. Not to be added to, or taken from. De.4:2; 12:32; Re.22:18-19. Conviction of sin from reading. 2Ki. 22:9-13; 2Ch.17:7-10; 34:1-33. Fulfilled by Jesus. Mt.5:17; Lu.24:27; Jn.19:24. Testify of Jesus. Jn.5:39; Ac.10:43; 18:28; 1Cor.15:3. Taught by the apostles. Ac.2:1-3:26; 8:32,35; 13:27; 17:2; 18:24; 28:23. The standard of the judgment. Jn. 12:48; Ro.2:16. Not to be handled deceitfully. 2Co.4:2. Unbelief in. Ps. 50:16-17; Pr.1:29-30; 13:13; Is.5:24; 28:9-14; 30:9-11; 53:1; Je.6:10; 8:9; Hos. 8:12; Amos 2:12; Mic.2:6; Lu.16:31; 24:25; Jn.3:20; 5:46-47; 8:37,45; 1Co. 1:18; 1:22-23; 2Tim.3:8; 2Tim.4:3-4; 1Pe.2:8; 2Pe.3:15-16; Re.22:19.
WORLD God really did create it. Ge.1:1. God in charge of. Ps.60:6-10; Col.1:16. Satan offers it to us. Mt.4:8-10. God’s way of living contradicts the world’s. Mt.5:3-5. why the world hates believers. Jn.17:14. Jesus calls us to be involved in. Jn.17:18. evidence that God is at work in. Ac. 14:15-18. how Gospel turns world upside down. Ac.17:6. how not to be corrupted by. Ro.12:2. God will create a new one. 1Co. 2:9; Re.21:1. if you’re tied to the world’s system you’ll lose everything. Re.18:9-10.
WORLDLINESS futility of. Ps.49:1. worldliness is characterized by three attitudes. 1Jn.2:15-16. Warnings. Ps.17:14; Ec.5:16; Mt.16:26; Lu.21:34; Ro.12:2; Col. 3:2; Tit.2:12; Ja.4:4; 1Jn.2:15.
WORM Ex.16:20,24; Jon.4:7. Herod eaten of. Ac.12:23. Figurative. Job 25:6; Is.41:14; 66:24. Of remorse. Mk.9:44,46,48.
WORMWOOD A bitter plant. De.29:18. Figurative. De.29:18; Pr.5:4; Je.9:15; 23:15; Lam.3:19. Symbolic. Re.8:11.
WORSHIP homage, reverence, devotion, adoration, respect, honor, gratefulness, love, thankfulness offered to God. It is sinful (idolatry) to render to any created being. Ex.34:14; Is.2:8. Such worship was refused by Peter. Ac.10:25-26 and by an angel Re.22:8-9. Of Christ. Mt.2:2,11; 14:33; 28:9,17; Lu.24:52; Php.2:10; He.1:6; Re.5:8. Of God. Ex.20:5; 23:17; 24:1; De. 5:9; 26:10; 2Ki.17:36; 1Ch.16:29; Ps.29:2; 95:6; 96:9; 97:7; 99:5,9; Eze.46:3; Zec. 14:17; Mt.4:10; Lu.4:8; Jn.4:24; Ac.24:14; Re.14:7; 15:4; 19:4,10; 22:9.
YEAR Ge.1:14. Divided into months. Ex. 12:2; Nu.10:10; 28:11. Annual feasts. Le. 25:5. Land to rest one, in seven. Le.25:5. Of release. De.15:9. Age computed by. Of Abraham. Ge.25:7. Of Jacob. Ge.47:9. A thousand, with the Lord as one day. Ps.90:4; 2Pe.3:8. Satan to be bound a thousand. Re.20:2-4,7.
YEAST, symbol of evil. illustrates how sin grows in your life. Le.2:11. as a symbol of kingdom growth. Mt.13:33. illustrates how a little evil affects many. Mt.16:12.
Surrender To yield your personal rights and will to the Lord; to fully give your life to the Lord for his service (see Romans 12:1).
YIELD, surrender. to yield your complete self and will to the Lord; to fully give your life to the Lord for His service. Ro. 12:1.
YOKE what Jesus meant by it. Mt. 11:28-30. Figurative. Le.26:13; Is.9:4; 10:27; Je.2:20; 5:5; 28:2,4,10; 30:8; Lam. 1:14; 3:27; Mt.11:29-30; Ac.15:10.
ZACCHAEUS chief tax collector in Jericho. Entertains Jesus. Lu.19:1-10.
ZACHARIAS A man killed by the Jews. Referred to by Jesus. Mt.23:35; Lu.11:51. Father of John the Baptist. Lu.1:5-80; 3:2.
ZEALOTS a sect of Jews which originated with Judas the Gaulonite Ac. 5:37. They refused to pay tribute to the Romans, on the ground that this was a violation of the principle that God was the only king of Israel. They rebelled against the Romans, but were soon scattered, and became a lawless band of bandits.
ZEBULUN sixth and youngest son of Jacob and Leah. Ge.30:20. He had three sons. Ge.46:14. Was also head of the tribe. Nu.26:27.
ZECHARIAH, served as a prophet to Judah about 520 B.C., after the return from exile. Zec.1:1. Zechariah’s visions: horses. Zec.1:8-11. horns and carpenters. Zec.1:18-21. the high priest. Zec.3:1-5. the golden candlestick. Zec.4:1-14. the flying roll. Zec.5:1-4. the mountains and chariots. Zec.6:1-8. http://www.godcannotlie.org/zec_intro.htm
ZION, Sion. Mt. Zion originally referred to “the city of David,” which was the lower eastern hill of Jerusalem known as Ophel. 2Ch.27:3; 33:14. Later, when Mt. Moriah became the Temple Hill and the ark of the covenant was brought up out of the city of David to the temple, the name was transferred here. 1Ki.8:1; 2Ch.5:2, and this became “Zion” the most important of all sacred places to the prophets and others of those centuries. Is. 4:5; Je.31:6; Zec.8:2-3. Many times Zion is the same as Jerusalem, the religious capital of the people of God. Ps.87:2; 87:5; 149:2; Song 3:11; Is.28:16; 33:14,20; Je.9:19; 30:17; Zec.9:13;Ro. 9:33. Called the city of God. Ps.87:2-3; Is. 60:14. Restoration of, promised. Is.51:3; 51:11,16; 52:1-2; 52:7-8; 59:20; 60:14; Ob.1:17,21; Zep.3:14,16; Zec.1:14,17; 2:7,10; 8:2-3; 9:9,13. Name applied to the city of the redeemed. He.12:22; Re.14:1.
ZERUBBABEL also Sheshbazzar. Directs rebuilding of temple. Ezra 3:2-8; 4:2-3; 5:2; 5:14-16; Hag.1:12-14. Leads Jews back from Babylon. Ezra 1:8-2:70; Neh. 12:1-47. Prophecies relating to. Hag.2:2; Zec.4:6-10. Is Zorobabel in the genealogy of Joseph. Mt.1:12; Lu.3:27.
ZIGGURAT, idolatrous temple towers the Babylonians. Tower of Babel was one. Ge.11:3-4.
ZIPPORAH Wife of Moses. Ex.2:16-22. Ex.4:25-26;18:2-6; Nu.12:1.
ZOAR small, a town on the east or south-east of the Dead Sea, where Lot and his daughters ran from Sodom. Ge. 19:22-23. It was originally called Bela Ge. 14:2,8. It is referred to by the prophets Isaiah Is.15:5 and Jeremiah Je.48:34. Its ruins are still seen at the opening of the ravine of Kerak, the Kir-Moab referred to in 2Ki.3, the modern Tell esh-Shaghur.
Was not destroyed with Sodom and Gomorrah. Ge.19:20-23,30.
I know I have not put into this book every word or every name there is in the Bible. I simply do not have room to put all the words in the Bible, or the names of all the people. We are not set up to publish a book of that size. What I tried to do was put in the most important ones, and I know I didn’t even get all those. This really isn’t a dictionary or glossary. It simply is meant to help people study the Word of God. I just want to help people learn more about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit; especially those newcomers to the faith. So many have asked for helps that we did not have. I truly hope this book will help in their studies. May the Lord bless all who are sincere in their desire to grow as a Christian. May He show you what His will is for you in your life, and help you accomplish it.
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