What does Beloved mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ἀγαπητοί beloved 26
ἀγαπητός beloved 7
ἀγαπητόν beloved 6
דוֹדִי֙ beloved 5
ἀγαπητοὶ beloved 4
ἀγαπητὸς beloved 4
ἀγαπητῷ beloved 4
דּוֹדִ֖י beloved 3
ἠγαπημένοι of persons. 3
ἀγαπητέ beloved 3
דּוֹדִי֙ beloved 3
ἀγαπητοῖς beloved 2
דּוֹדִ֗י beloved 2
לְדוֹדִ֔י beloved 2
דּוֹדִ֥י beloved 2
יְדִידֶ֑יךָ one beloved 2
דּוֹדֵ֔ךְ beloved 1
דוֹדֵ֔ךְ beloved 1
לְדוֹדִי֙ beloved 1
וְדוֹדִ֣י beloved 1
לְדוֹדִ֖י beloved 1
חֲמוּד֖וֹת to desire 1
؟ דּוֹדָ֑הּ beloved 1
חֲ֠מֻדוֹת to desire 1
חֲמֻד֛וֹת to desire 1
דּוֹדֵ֣ךְ beloved 1
יְדִד֥וּת one dearly loved 1
יְדִ֣יד one beloved 1
לִֽידִידִ֔י one beloved 1
לִֽידִידִ֖י one beloved 1
לִֽידִידִ֞י one beloved 1
מִדּ֔וֹד beloved 1
דוֹדִ֜י beloved 1
דּוֹדִ֔י beloved 1
ἀγαπητά beloved 1
ἠγαπημένῳ of persons. 1
ἀγάπης brotherly love 1
ἀγαπητοῦ beloved 1
ἀγαπητὰ beloved 1
ἀγαπητὸν beloved 1
ἀγαπητήν beloved 1
הַנֶּאֱהָבִ֤ים to love. 1
וְדוֹדִ֖י beloved 1
וְאָה֤וּב to love. 1
! דּוֹדִ֔י beloved 1
דוֹדִ֖י beloved 1
ἠγαπημένην of persons. 1
דּוֹדִֽים beloved 1
דּוֹדִ֣י beloved 1
לְדוֹדִ֑י beloved 1
לִֽידִיד֣וֹ one beloved 1

Definitions Related to Beloved

G27


   1 Beloved, esteemed, dear, favourite, worthy of love.
   

H1730


   1 Beloved, love, uncle.
      1a loved one, Beloved.
      1b uncle.
      1c love (pl.
      abstract).
      

G25


   1 of persons.
      1a to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly.
   2 of things.
      2a to be well pleased, to be contented at or with a thing.
      

H3039


   1 one Beloved, Beloved adj.
   2 lovely.
   

G26


   1 brotherly love, affection, good will, love, benevolence.
   2 love feasts.
   

H157


   1 to love.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 human love for another, includes family, and sexual.
         1a2 human appetite for objects such as food, drink, sleep, wisdom.
         1a3 human love for or to God.
         1a4 act of being a friend.
            1a4a lover (participle).
            1a4b friend (participle).
         1a5 God’s love toward man.
            1a5a to individual men.
            1a5b to people Israel.
            1a5c to righteousness.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 lovely (participle).
         1b2 loveable (participle).
      1c (Piel).
         1c1 friends.
         1c2 lovers (fig.
         of adulterers).
   2 to like.
   

H3033


   1 one dearly loved, Beloved one, object of love.
   

Frequency of Beloved (original languages)

Frequency of Beloved (English)

Dictionary

Webster's Dictionary - Beloved
(1):
(n.) One greatly loved.
(2):
(imp. & p. p.) of Belove
(3):
(p. p. & a.) Greatly loved; dear to the heart.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beloved
BELOVED . See Love .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Beloved Disciple
Term used only in John's Gospel to refer to a disciple for whom Jesus had deep feelings. He has been variously identified as Lazarus, an anonymous source or author of the Gospel, an idealized disciple, or John's reference to himself without using his own name. Church tradition and interpretation of biblical evidence appear to point to John. Modestly he declined to put his name on his literary works. For this reason the one-time “son of thunder” referred to himself as the other disciple whom Jesus loved. Matthew tells of the transfiguration in which Jesus chose an inner circle Peter, James, and John to be witnesses of His glory (Matthew 17:2 ). The inner circle of three narrowed down to one beloved disciple. The references from the Gospel of John reveal the deep love and strong character of John 1:1 . This disciple was next to Jesus at the Lord's Supper, an honored place (John 13:23 ). 2 . A disciple was known to the high priest and at the trial of Jesus managed to get Peter into the court area (John 18:15 ). This other disciple is not explicitly called “beloved disciple.” 3. The beloved disciple was at the cross with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and accepted her into his care (John 19:26-27 ). 4 . The beloved disciple and Peter were told by Mary Magdalene that the tomb was open and Jesus' body was not there. The men ran to the tomb. The other disciple outran Peter, but Peter entered the tomb first. When the other disciple followed and saw the empty tomb, he believed in the resurrection of Jesus (John 20:2-4 ,John 20:2-4,20:8 ). 5 . While fishing on Galilee, this disciple alone recognized the resurrected Jesus on the shore (John 21:7 ). 6 . Peter asked Jesus what plans He had for the beloved disciple. Jesus told Peter not to meddle, but to obey His command to “follow me” (John 21:20-22 ). 7 . The last reference to this disciple is a veiled reference to himself as the writer of this testimony, the Gospel of John (John 21:24 ). Again the phrase “disciple Jesus loved” does not appear here.
Lawson Hatfield
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Beloved
BELOVED.—Wherever the word rendered ‘beloved’ (ἀγαπητός—in 9 places Authorized Version has ‘dearly beloved’ and in 3 places ‘well-beloved’; in every case Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 has ‘beloved’ only) is used in the NT, it seems to imply a love deeper and more intimate than the common affections, and is therefore but sparingly employed. In the Epistles it is the indication of the inner brotherhood, and its very form ‘beloved brethren’ has passed into every liturgy. St. Paul uses it to distinguish, as with peculiar honour, those whom he has personally enlightened with the new faith, as Epaenetus (Romans 16:5), Timothy (1 Corinthians 4:17), or a whole community (1 Corinthians 10:14, Philippians 2:12). But in the Gospels the word is used solely concerning Christ, and marks out the Son’s especial relationship to the Father. There is abundance of love throughout the Gospels: whether of Jesus for John and the rest, or of the disciples and others for Him: and there is no weakness or timidity in the expression of the love. But to none other save Himself is the word ‘beloved’ applied. He Himself uses it but once, and then in the parable of the Lord of the Vineyard, wherein the ‘beloved son’ is the evident picture of the Son of Man (Mark 12:6 [1], Luke 20:13). Elsewhere the Evangelists (Synoptists only), who give the word, report it as the utterance of God, the Divine recognition and approval of the Son. The influence of the OT is plainly visible in the words heard at the Baptism. Jesus hears the voice of God pronouncing a benediction in clearest remembrance of Psalms 2:7, ‘Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee,’ and of Isaiah 42:1 ‘My chosen, in whom my soul delighteth’ (quoted in Matthew 12:18; cf. Bruce, Expos. Gr. Test., in loc.); for the Synoptists agree in the phrase ‘My beloved son in (thee whom) I am well pleased’ (Matthew 3:17, Mark 1:11, Luke 3:22). And there is something beautifully fitting in this consecration of the opening of His ministry by a blended echo of psalm and prophecy. The other occasion of the word is that record of another great revealing moment of His life—the Transfiguration, when two of the three tell of ‘a voice out of the cloud (saying), This is my beloved son, hear ye him’ (Matthew 17:5, Mark 9:7; in the || Luke 9:36 the true reading is ἐκλελεγμένος).
Literature.—The Lexicons of Cremer and Grimm-Thayer, s.v. ἀγατητός; R. H. Charles, Ascension of Isaiah (1900), p. 3 and passim; J. A. Robinson, Epistle to Ephesians (1904), 229; art. ‘Beloved’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible.
E. Daplyn.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Beloved
We ought not to pass over this expression, though the word itself is so generally understood. There is somewhat in it so truly blessed, when we consider it in relation to Christ, as the Christ of God; and also, in relation to the church, considered from her union with Christ, and interest in Christ, that the word beloved, when spoken of either, comes home to the affection peculiarly sweet and endeared. To refer to all the passages of Scripture, in which Christ is declared beloved, would be very many indeed. It will be fully sufficient to all the present purposes intended, to remark, that in all the parts of the divine word, at every place, and upon every occasion, when God the Father is represented as speaking of his dear Son, or to him, he expresseth himself with the greatest rapture and delight. He calls him his elect, his chosen, his only beloved, his dear Son; as if he would have every individual member of his church, (and which is indeed the case) to fall in love with him. And what I would beg the reader particularly to remark with me on this occasion is, that this love of the Father to the Son is specially spoken of in Scripture, not with reference to his divine nature, but in his mediatorial character. It would have been of no profit to us, (for the subject is above our faculties of apprehension) to have been told of the love of the Father to the Son, in the nature and essence of the GODHEAD. How the divine persons love each other in the infinity and eternity of their nature, none but themselves in their eternal nature can have any conceptions concerning. But the love of God, yea, all the persons of the GODHEAD to the person of Christ, as God-man Mediator; this is a subject concerning which we find somewhat for the mind to lean upon; and, under divine teaching, can make discovery sufficient to create a joy from it, "unspeakable and full of glory." What a rapturous thought to the soul is it, that our Jesus is beloved of JEHOVAH, because he undertook our cause, became our Surety, lived for us as such, and died for us as such, and is now carrying on the one glorious design for which he became incarnate, in bringing "many sons unto glory." The Lord Jesus speaks of his Father's love to him on this very account. "Therefore, (saith Jesus) doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself; I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father." (John 10:17-18. See also Isaiah 42:21)
And as Christ is thus beloved on the account of his gracious office and undertaking as Mediator, so is the church on his account, and for his sake beloved also. He it is, indeed, that gives this loveliness to his church, for there is nothing in the church, or in the acts of the church, which can be lovely, but on the Lord's account, and as beheld and accepted in him. But as considered as one with Christ, and made comely, from the comeliness which Jesus hath imparted to her, and put upon her, she is lovely in God the Father's view, and beloved by JEHOVAH for ever. Yea, the Lord Jesus not only calls her his beloved, and tells her that she is all fair, and that there is no spot in her, but he saith, in that sweet prayer he put up to the Father, in the night before his sufferings and death, that "the Father loveth the church as the Father loved him." (See John 17:23)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Beloved
A — 1: ἀγαπητός (Strong's #27 — Adjective — agapetos — ag-ap-ay-tos' ) from agapao, "to love," is used of Christ as loved by God, e.g., Matthew 3:17 ; of believers (ditto), e.g., Romans 1:7 ; of believers, one of another, 1 Corinthians 4:14 ; often, as a form of address, e.g., 1 Corinthians 10:14 . Whenever the AV has "dearly beloved," the RV has "beloved;" so, "well beloved" in 3 John 1:1 ; in 1 John 2:7 , AV, "brethren" (adelphos), the RV has "beloved," according to the mss. which have agapetos. See DEAR.
B — 1: ἀγαπάω (Strong's #25 — Verb — agapao — ag-ap-ah'-o ) in its perfect participle Passive form, is translated "beloved" in Romans 9:25 ; Ephesians 1:6 ; Colossians 3:12 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:4 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:13 . In Jude 1:1 the best texts have this verb (RV); the AV, "sanctified" follows those which have hagiazo. See LOVE.
Note: In Luke 9:35 , the RV, translating from the most authentic mss., has "My chosen" (eklego), for AV, "beloved" (agapetos); so in Philemon 1:2 , "sister" (adelphe).
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Well-Beloved
* For WELL-BELOVED see BELOVED
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Beloved
BELOVED.—Wherever the word rendered ‘beloved’ (ἀγαπητός—in 9 places Authorized Version has ‘dearly beloved’ and in 3 places ‘well-beloved’; in every case Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 has ‘beloved’ only) is used in the NT, it seems to imply a love deeper and more intimate than the common affections, and is therefore but sparingly employed. In the Epistles it is the indication of the inner brotherhood, and its very form ‘beloved brethren’ has passed into every liturgy. St. Paul uses it to distinguish, as with peculiar honour, those whom he has personally enlightened with the new faith, as Epaenetus (Romans 16:5), Timothy (1 Corinthians 4:17), or a whole community (1 Corinthians 10:14, Philippians 2:12). But in the Gospels the word is used solely concerning Christ, and marks out the Son’s especial relationship to the Father. There is abundance of love throughout the Gospels: whether of Jesus for John and the rest, or of the disciples and others for Him: and there is no weakness or timidity in the expression of the love. But to none other save Himself is the word ‘beloved’ applied. He Himself uses it but once, and then in the parable of the Lord of the Vineyard, wherein the ‘beloved son’ is the evident picture of the Son of Man (Mark 12:6 [1], Luke 20:13). Elsewhere the Evangelists (Synoptists only), who give the word, report it as the utterance of God, the Divine recognition and approval of the Son. The influence of the OT is plainly visible in the words heard at the Baptism. Jesus hears the voice of God pronouncing a benediction in clearest remembrance of Psalms 2:7, ‘Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee,’ and of Isaiah 42:1 ‘My chosen, in whom my soul delighteth’ (quoted in Matthew 12:18; cf. Bruce, Expos. Gr. Test., in loc.); for the Synoptists agree in the phrase ‘My beloved son in (thee whom) I am well pleased’ (Matthew 3:17, Mark 1:11, Luke 3:22). And there is something beautifully fitting in this consecration of the opening of His ministry by a blended echo of psalm and prophecy. The other occasion of the word is that record of another great revealing moment of His life—the Transfiguration, when two of the three tell of ‘a voice out of the cloud (saying), This is my beloved son, hear ye him’ (Matthew 17:5, Mark 9:7; in the || Luke 9:36 the true reading is ἐκλελεγμένος).
Literature.—The Lexicons of Cremer and Grimm-Thayer, s.v. ἀγατητός; R. H. Charles, Ascension of Isaiah (1900), p. 3 and passim; J. A. Robinson, Epistle to Ephesians (1904), 229; art. ‘Beloved’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible.
E. Daplyn.

Sentence search

Well-Beloved - * For WELL-BELOVED see Beloved ...
Darling - ) Dearly Beloved; regarded with especial kindness and tenderness; favorite. ) One dearly Beloved; a favorite
Beloved - Whenever the AV has "dearly Beloved," the RV has "beloved;" so, "well Beloved" in 3 John 1:1 ; in 1 John 2:7 , AV, "brethren" (adelphos), the RV has "beloved," according to the mss. ...
B — 1: ἀγαπάω (Strong's #25 — Verb — agapao — ag-ap-ah'-o ) in its perfect participle Passive form, is translated "beloved" in Romans 9:25 ; Ephesians 1:6 ; Colossians 3:12 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:4 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:13 . , has "My chosen" (eklego), for AV, "beloved" (agapetos); so in Philemon 1:2 , "sister" (adelphe)
Darling - Dearly Beloved favorite regarded with great kindness and tenderness as a darling child a darling science. One much Beloved a favorite as, that son was the darling of his father
Philetus - Amiable; Beloved
Hobab - Favored; Beloved
David - Well-beloved
Jedidah - Well Beloved; amiable
Beloved - Beloved
Dear-Loved - ) Greatly Beloved
Alder-Liefest - ) Most Beloved
Heartdear - ) Sincerely Beloved
Lieber foter - (Yiddish) Beloved father...
Elidad - Beloved of God
Dearly - * For DEARLY see Beloved ...
Henadad - Grace of the Beloved
Jedidiah - Beloved of the Lord
Beloved - BELOVED. —Wherever the word rendered ‘beloved’ (ἀγαπητός—in 9 places Authorized Version has ‘dearly Beloved’ and in 3 places ‘well-beloved’; in every case Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 has ‘beloved’ only) is used in the NT, it seems to imply a love deeper and more intimate than the common affections, and is therefore but sparingly employed. In the Epistles it is the indication of the inner brotherhood, and its very form ‘beloved brethren’ has passed into every liturgy. But to none other save Himself is the word ‘beloved’ applied. He Himself uses it but once, and then in the parable of the Lord of the Vineyard, wherein the ‘beloved son’ is the evident picture of the Son of Man (Mark 12:6 [1], Luke 20:13). ); for the Synoptists agree in the phrase ‘My Beloved son in (thee whom) I am well pleased’ (Matthew 3:17, Mark 1:11, Luke 3:22). The other occasion of the word is that record of another great revealing moment of His life—the Transfiguration, when two of the three tell of ‘a voice out of the cloud (saying), This is my Beloved son, hear ye him’ (Matthew 17:5, Mark 9:7; in the || Luke 9:36 the true reading is ἐκλελεγμένος). ‘Beloved’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible
Beloved - BELOVED. —Wherever the word rendered ‘beloved’ (ἀγαπητός—in 9 places Authorized Version has ‘dearly Beloved’ and in 3 places ‘well-beloved’; in every case Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 has ‘beloved’ only) is used in the NT, it seems to imply a love deeper and more intimate than the common affections, and is therefore but sparingly employed. In the Epistles it is the indication of the inner brotherhood, and its very form ‘beloved brethren’ has passed into every liturgy. But to none other save Himself is the word ‘beloved’ applied. He Himself uses it but once, and then in the parable of the Lord of the Vineyard, wherein the ‘beloved son’ is the evident picture of the Son of Man (Mark 12:6 [1], Luke 20:13). ); for the Synoptists agree in the phrase ‘My Beloved son in (thee whom) I am well pleased’ (Matthew 3:17, Mark 1:11, Luke 3:22). The other occasion of the word is that record of another great revealing moment of His life—the Transfiguration, when two of the three tell of ‘a voice out of the cloud (saying), This is my Beloved son, hear ye him’ (Matthew 17:5, Mark 9:7; in the || Luke 9:36 the true reading is ἐκλελεγμένος). ‘Beloved’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible
Ampliatus - Paul and described as ‘my Beloved in the Lord’ (τὸν ἀγαπητόν μου ἐν Κυρίῳ). The only other persons described in Romans 16 as ‘my Beloved’ are Epaenetus (Romans 16:5) and Stachys (Romans 16:9). A woman is saluted-perhaps with intentional delicacy-as ‘Persia the Beloved’ (Romans 16:12). The precise phrase ‘my Beloved in the Lord’ does not occur again in the NT. Such friends, however, are referred to as ‘beloved child’ (Timothy, 1 Corinthians 4:17), ‘beloved brother’ (Tychicus, Ephesians 6:21), ‘beloved fellow-servant’ (Epaphras, Colossians 1:7), etc. article Beloved)
Persis - A Roman lady, whom Paul salutes, Romans 16:12 , and calls his Beloved sister
Endearing - ) Making dear or Beloved; causing love
Stachys - A Christian at Rome saluted by Paul in Romans 16:9 with the epithet "my Beloved
Hobab - Son of Jethro, and brother-in-law to Moses, His name signifies, Beloved, from Chabab, to love
Hasadiah - ("beloved of Jehovah"), marking the hopeful spirit of the returned exiles
Stachys - ” Man Paul called, “my Beloved” (Romans 16:9 )
Jedidiah - The name the Lord gave to Solomon; meaning Beloved of the Lord
Patmos - An island in the Ægean Sea, where the Beloved apostle John was banished
Jed'Idah - (one Beloved ), queen of Amon and mother of the good king Josiah
Jedidah - (jeh di' duh) Personal name meaning, “darling” or “beloved
Balder - ) The most beautiful and Beloved of the gods; the god of peace; the son of Odin and Freya
Medad - (mee' dad) Personal name meaning, “beloved
Nahbi - (Numbers 13:14) Probably derived from Chadab, well Beloved
Jedidiah - Beloved of the Lord, a name given to Solomon at his birth, by Nathan the prophet, 2 Samuel 12:25
Epaenetus - A Christian at Rome saluted by Paul as his well-beloved "the first fruits of Achaia unto Christ
Lucas - ), the Beloved physician (Philippians 1:24 ; Colossians 4:14 )
Quartus - A brother, Paul calls him (Romans 16:23) No doubt, he meant a brother Beloved in Christ
Endear - ) To make dear or Beloved
Jedidi'ah - (beloved of Jehovah ) , Jedid-jah ( darling of Jehovah ), the name bestowed, through Nathan the prophet, on David's son Solomon
Dodavah - (dahd' uh vah) or DODAVAHU (doh da vuh' hyoo) Personal name meaning, “beloved of Yahweh
ho'Bab - (beloved )
Persis - She is spoken of as "beloved," and as having "laboured much in the Lord
Jedidiah - JEDIDIAH (‘beloved of J″ Bathrabbim - Gate of the ancient city of Heshbon, to the fishpools of which the bridegroom compares the eyes of his Beloved
Persis - He called her, "the Beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord
Epene'Tus - Paul in ( Romans 16:5 ) and designated as his Beloved and the first-fruit of Asia unto Christ
Epene'Tus - Paul in ( Romans 16:5 ) and designated as his Beloved and the first-fruit of Asia unto Christ
Truelove - ) One really Beloved
Philetus - (fih lee' tuhss) Personal name meaning, “beloved
Jedidiah - Beloved by Jehovah, the name which, by the mouth of Nathan, the Lord gave to Solomon at his birth as a token of the divine favour (2 Samuel 12:25 )
Dodavahu - DODAVAHU (‘beloved of J″ Apphia - (ap' fih uh) Christian lady Paul greeted as “beloved” while writing Philemon (Acts 26:2 )
Del'Ilah, - (languishing ) a woman who dwelt in the valley Of Sorek, Beloved by Samson
Jeshurun, Jesurun - Name given to Israel, probably signifying 'upright ones;' others prefer 'beloved of Jehovah
Hate - "If a man have two wives, one Beloved and another hated," Deuteronomy 21:15 ; that is, less Beloved
Agapetae - (Greek: agapetai, Beloved)
Jedidiah - Symbolical name, signifying 'Beloved of Jehovah,' given by God to Solomon, when an infant
Bath-Rabbim - Song of Song of Solomon 7:4 uses its beauty as comparison for the beauty of the Beloved lady's eyes
Epaenetus - A Christian at Rome greeted by Paul as "my well Beloved, who is the firstfruits of Achaia (Asia in the Alexandrinus, Vaticanus, and Sinaiticus manuscripts) unto Christ" (Romans 16:5)
Precious - ) Of great value or worth; very valuable; highly esteemed; dear; Beloved; as, precious recollections
Beloved Disciple - The inner circle of three narrowed down to one Beloved disciple. This other disciple is not explicitly called “beloved disciple. The Beloved disciple was at the cross with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and accepted her into his care (John 19:26-27 ). The Beloved disciple and Peter were told by Mary Magdalene that the tomb was open and Jesus' body was not there. Peter asked Jesus what plans He had for the Beloved disciple
Prosthesis - ) The prefixing of one or more letters to the beginning of a word, as in Beloved
Beloved - There is somewhat in it so truly blessed, when we consider it in relation to Christ, as the Christ of God; and also, in relation to the church, considered from her union with Christ, and interest in Christ, that the word Beloved, when spoken of either, comes home to the affection peculiarly sweet and endeared. To refer to all the passages of Scripture, in which Christ is declared Beloved, would be very many indeed. He calls him his elect, his chosen, his only Beloved, his dear Son; as if he would have every individual member of his church, (and which is indeed the case) to fall in love with him. " What a rapturous thought to the soul is it, that our Jesus is Beloved of JEHOVAH, because he undertook our cause, became our Surety, lived for us as such, and died for us as such, and is now carrying on the one glorious design for which he became incarnate, in bringing "many sons unto glory. See also Isaiah 42:21)...
And as Christ is thus Beloved on the account of his gracious office and undertaking as Mediator, so is the church on his account, and for his sake Beloved also. But as considered as one with Christ, and made comely, from the comeliness which Jesus hath imparted to her, and put upon her, she is lovely in God the Father's view, and Beloved by JEHOVAH for ever. Yea, the Lord Jesus not only calls her his Beloved, and tells her that she is all fair, and that there is no spot in her, but he saith, in that sweet prayer he put up to the Father, in the night before his sufferings and death, that "the Father loveth the church as the Father loved him
Epaenetus - A Beloved friend of St
Stachys - Paul in Romans 16:9 and described as ‘my Beloved’ (τὸν ἀγαπητόν μου). ]'>[1] ), is saluted, perhaps with intentional delicacy, as ‘the Beloved’ (Romans 16:12)
Meribbaal - (meh rib buh' uhl) Personal name of disputed meaning: “opponent of Baal,” “obstinacy of Baal,” “beloved or hero of Baal,” or “Baal defends
Dodo - (doh' doh) Personal name meaning, “his Beloved
Argenteuil, France - The original monastic foundation was a changed into a nunnery by Charlemagne, and the repentant Heloise, Beloved of Abelard, was for a time abbess
Lief - ) Dear; Beloved
Epaenetus - He calls him his "well Beloved
Adonis - ) A youth Beloved by Venus for his beauty
Amplias - Paul referred to this individual as “my Beloved in the Lord,” which may suggest a particularly warm and affectionate relationship between Amplias and the apostle
Philemon - Philemon, converted by the instrumentality of Paul, is exhorted to receive Onesimus as "a brother Beloved
Attai - Son of Maachah (1 Chronicles 11:20 ), the favorite and Beloved wife of King Rehoboam of Judah (931-913 B
Agapetus i, Saint Pope - (Greek: Beloved) ...
Reigned from May 13, 535 to April 22, 536
Absalom - (Hebrew: father of peace) ...
Beloved son of David, renowned for personal beauty (2 Kings 13-18)
Lief - Dear Beloved
Dear - ...
3: ἀγαπητός (Strong's #27 — Adjective — agapetos — ag-ap-ay-tos' ) from agape, "love," signifies "beloved;" it is rendered "very dear" in 1 Thessalonians 2:8 (AV, "dear"), of the affection of Paul and his fellow workers for the saints at Thessalonica; in Ephesians 5:1 ; Colossians 1:7 , AV, "dear;" RV, "beloved. " See Beloved
Dodai - (Duh day) Personal name related to Hebrew word meaning, “favorite” or “beloved
Leather - Leather shoes are one of the gifts that symbolize God's lavish care for His Beloved bride Jerusalem (Ezekiel 16:10 )
Onesimus - Slave of Philemon, converted when with Paul, and sent back to his master not simply as a servant, but as 'a brother Beloved
Affected - ) Regarded with affection; Beloved
Lazarus - ...
The brother of Martha and Mary of Bethany, and a Beloved friend of Jesus (John 11)
Luke - The Beloved physician, whose praise is in the gospel
Election - In Scripture, the calling or selection by God of chosen servants, like Saint Paul, "a vessel of election" (Acts 9); and all Christians: "knowing, brethren Beloved of God, your election" (1 Thessalonians 1)
David - His very name from Dud, to love, means, dear and well-beloved; and as a type of the ever-dear and well-beloved Jesus, nothing could be more suited
Benjamin - He was a great comfort to his father, who saw in him the Beloved wife he had buried, and Joseph whose loss he mourned. It was valiant, Genesis 49:27 , and "beloved of the Lord," dwelling safely by him, Deuteronomy 33:12 ; for its territory adjoined Judah and the Holy City on the north
Dear - ) Highly valued; greatly Beloved; cherished; precious
Embalm - The memory of my Beloved daughter is embalmed in my heart
Martha - Though different from Mary in temperament, she was no less truly a devoted friend of Christ and Beloved by him, John 11:5
Hobab - Beloved, the Kenite, has been usually identified with Jethro (q
Beryl - The Beloved man of Song of Song of Solomon 5:14 had beryl in his gold rings
Rachel - A well-known and interesting name in the Bible, the Beloved wife of the patriarch Jacob, and daughter of Laban
Eras'Tus - (beloved )
Name of Mary - The name Mary has been given many meanings, for example: "the well-beloved," "the magnificent," "bitter," "star w the sea," "lady," "beautiful," "the perfect one
Erastus - Beloved
Access - Through the Well-beloved we have access to God, to heaven, to every secret of the Lord
Mary, Name of - The name Mary has been given many meanings, for example: "the well-beloved," "the magnificent," "bitter," "star w the sea," "lady," "beautiful," "the perfect one
Gaius - The third epistle of John is addressed to "the well Beloved" Gaius or Caius; probably the same, for he evidently had the means to do kindness "to the brethren and to strangers
Tychicus - Paul describes him as a Beloved brother, a faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord
Leah - The elder daughter of Laban, and the first wife of Jacob, though less Beloved than her sister Rachel
Lamentations - It is the mournful prophet's elegy over the calamities of the Beloved Jerusalem
Flame - ) A person Beloved; a sweetheart
John, Third Epistle of - This is addressed to 'the Beloved Gaius,' but whether he is the same person as either of those mentioned elsewhere is not known
Luke, Lucas - Fellow labourer with Paul, and called 'the Beloved physician. He was Paul's Beloved fellow-labourer, and in his own writings has skilfully hidden himself that the work of God by His servants Paul and others might, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, be faithfully recorded, and come into prominence
Persis - She is described as ‘the Beloved’ (τὴν ἀγαπητήν), by which may be meant a personal convert and disciple of the Apostle (see C. Paul has so described her and not as ‘my Beloved,’ the term which he applies to three men whom he salutes (Epaenetus [2], Ampliatus [3], Stachys [4]). On the other hand, ‘the Beloved’ may indicate not personal relationship to the Apostle but the affection in which Persis was held by the whole Church to which she belonged and in which she ‘laboured much in the Lord’ (ἥτις πολλὰ ἐκοπίασεν ἐν κυρίῳ)
Camphire - Song of Solomon 1:14; "My Beloved is unto Me as a cluster of camphire" (Song of Solomon 4:13)
Phile'Tus - (beloved ) was possibly a disciple of Hymenaeus, with whom he is associated in ( 2 Timothy 2:17 ) and who is named without him in an earlier epistle
Vashti - (vassh' ti) Personal name meaning, “the once desired, the Beloved
Mistress - A woman Beloved and courted
Widow - ) To deprive of one who is loved; to strip of anything Beloved or highly esteemed; to make desolate or bare; to bereave
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The third epistle of John is addressed "to the well-beloved Gaius;" whose character for hospitality comports well with that of 2
Christ: Our Only Hope - On a huge cross by the side of an Italian highway hung a hideous caricature of the Beloved of our souls, who poured out his life for our redemption
Resignation: Want of Rebuked - A lady who had lost a Beloved child, was so oppressed with grief; that she even secluded herself from the society of her own family, and kept herself locked in her chamber, but was at length prevailed on by her husband to come down stairs, and take a walk in the garden
Popular - ) Beloved or approved by the people; pleasing to people in general, or to many people; as, a popular preacher; a popular law; a popular administration
Gog And Magog - The prophecy of Ezekiel, Ezekiel 39:1-22 , seems to be revived in the Apocalypse, where the hosts of Gog and Magog are represented as coming to invade "the Beloved city," and perishing with immense slaughter likewise in Armageddon, "the mount of Mageddo," or Megiddo, Revelation 16:14-16 ; Revelation 20:7-10
Abednego - In changing their names therefore, they not only designed to make them forget their Beloved Jerusalem, but the yet more Beloved Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
Sister - ...
The more specialized meaning “beloved” is found only in Song of Beloved]'>[1], my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck
Tam'Muz - He was greatly Beloved by the goddess Venus, who was inconsolable at his loss
Merneptah - (mehr' neh) Personal name meaning, “beloved of Ptah” (god honored in Memphis, Egypt)
Transfiguration of Christ - The substance of what we learn from their accounts is, that upon a certain occasion Jesus took Peter, James, and John, into a high mountain apart from all other society, and that he was there transfigured before them; his face shining as the sun, and his raiment white as the light; that moreover there appeared unto them Moses and Elias, conversing with him; and that while they spake together on the subject of his death, which was soon afterward to take place at Jerusalem, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice out of the cloud proclaimed, "This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. " "This is my Beloved Son, hear him
Jean Corot - He was Beloved by his brother artists for his unfailing kindness and liberality
Onesimus - In it he beseeches Philemon to receive his slave as a "faithful and Beloved brother
Luke - But Paul, writing to the Colossians, after mentioning all "of the circumcision" who had been a comfort unto him, adds the salutation of" Luke, the Beloved physician
Watchfulness - When our Beloved visits us he must not be disturbed; ill thoughts must be repulsed, and carnal desires kept at a distance
Theophilus - ‘beloved of God’)
Fountain - " (John 7:38) Hence the church sings so blessedly concerning her Beloved, calling him "a fountain of gardens; a well of living waters; and streams from Lebanon
Mistress - ) A woman regarded with love and devotion; she who has command over one's heart; a Beloved object; a sweetheart
Willow - Hence, a lover forsaken by, or having lost, the person Beloved, is said to wear the willow
Epaenetus - Paul and described as ‘my Beloved’ and as ‘the firstfruits of Asia unto Christ’ (τὸν ἀγαπητόν μον, ὅς ἐστιν ἀπαρχὴ τῆς Ἀσίας εἰς Χριστόν). The only other persons described in Romans 16 as ‘my Beloved’ are Ampliatus (τὸν ἀγαπητόν μος ἐν κυπίῳ, Romans 16:8) and Stachys (Romans 16:9). Persis, a woman, is saluted perhaps with intentional delicacy as ‘the Beloved’ (Romans 16:12)
Hobab - (hoh' bab) Personal name meaning, “beloved” or “cunning
Abijah - He died young, and much Beloved and lamented, for in him there was found some good thing towards the Lord, 1 Kings 14:1-18 ...
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Roe - Τsebi (masculine), tsebiah (feminine), from whence Τabitha (Greek Dorkas ), "loving and Beloved": Acts 9:36
en-Gedi - The Shulammite compares her Beloved to henna flowers in En-gedi ( Song of Solomon 1:14 ); and in Ezekiel’s idealistic vision of the healing of the Dead Sea waters, a picture is drawn of fishers here spreading their nets ( Ezekiel 47:10 )
Hosea - ) a new application to the Gentiles, who had not, till the Christian era, been the people or the Beloved of God, but who at length become the objects of His love and are called the sons of the living God
Sparrow, - " If God cares for the birds (and here the diminutive is employed), surely He will care for His own Beloved ones
Esau - Esau became a skilful hunter, Beloved of his father
Daughter - It is very blessed to perceive, that as the Lord Jesus fills all relations to his church, and is, in one and the same moment, her everlasting Father, her Husband, and Brother, and Friend, so the church is to Jesus, his daughter, his sister, his spouse, his Beloved, his fair-one, and the only one of her mother
Brother - Signifies in Scripture the son of the same parent or parents, Matthew 1:2 Luke 6:14 ; a cousin or near kinsman, Genesis 13:8 14:16 John 7:3 Acts 1:14 ; one of the same stock or country, Matthew 5:47 Acts 3:22 Hebrews 7:5 ; a fellow-man, and equal, Matthew 5:23 7:3 ; one Beloved, 2 Samuel 1:26 ; Christians, as sons of God, Acts 9:30 11:29
Nicetas, Bishop of Romaciana - He was noted for eloquence and learning, honoured by the Romans when he visited them, and specially Beloved by Paulinus at Nola, but we cannot define the extent of his see or the dates of his episcopate
John the Evangelist, Saint - A disciple of Saint John the Baptist, when he was called by Christ he became His "beloved disciple
Jedidiah - Jedid-Jah, ("darling of Jehovah"), name given by God through Nathan the prophet to Solomon (2 Samuel 12:25) combining David's own name (Jedid akin to David "beloved") and Jehovah's; a pledge of David's restoration to God's favor after his fall in the matter of Bathsheba, implying the union of the earthly and the heavenly king
Bosom - ) Intimate; confidential; familiar; trusted; cherished; Beloved; as, a bosom friend
Miriam - ...
The name Miriam becomes in Greek Mariam and Mariamne, also Maria, our Mary and is probably of Egyptian derivation ( mer Amon , ‘beloved of Amon’)
Creature - With words of endearment, it denotes a human being Beloved as a pretty creature a sweet creature
Evangelist, John the, Saint - A disciple of Saint John the Baptist, when he was called by Christ he became His "beloved disciple
Patmos - In this cave, over-looking the sea and its islands towards his Beloved Ephesus, tradition says that John saw and recorded his prophetic visions
There - ...
And there came a voice from heaven, saying, thou art my Beloved Son
Philemon - The closeness of the personal tie between him and the Apostle is expressed in the terms ‘beloved and fellow-worker,’ and appears in the familiar confidence with which St
Mist - "In the single place of its NT use it attests the accuracy in the selection of words, and not least of medical words, which 'the Beloved physician' so often displays
Tychicus - Paul as a ‘beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord,’ and he is entrusted with the duty of telling the Ephesians of the writer’s welfare and of comforting their hearts (Ephesians 6:21). In the same way in the Epistle to the Colossians (Colossians 4:7) he is described as ‘a Beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow-servant,’ and the same duty is committed to him of telling the Colossians of the Apostle’s condition and comforting their hearts
Song of Solomon - She calls him 'my Beloved,' and charges the daughters of Jerusalem not to disturb her loved one until he please. She is aloneand in darkness; she seeks her Beloved, but does not find him. She responds, "Let my Beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits. ' They ask her what her Beloved is more than another. She declares her confidence that she is her Beloved's, and her Beloved is hers. He now describes his Beloved as what she is to him. "That goeth down smoothly for my Beloved, and stealeth over the lips of them that are asleep. The bride's experience has advanced: she responds, "I am my Beloved's, and his desire is toward me. The virgins ask who it is that comes up from the wilderness leaning upon her Beloved. She responds, and bids her Beloved to come without delay
Cluster - First, when the spies went up to search the promised land, and brought back the cluster of the rich fruit of Eshcol, (Numbers 13:23) And again, the church, in the book of the Songs, (Song of Song of Solomon 1:14) where she commends her Beloved, under the sweet similitude of the same, "My Beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi. The learned Bishop Patrick hath observed, that the Hebrew Doctors, by dividing the word Eshcol into two words, found out the mystery of the Messiah in the passage, and read them thus, my Beloved is unto me the Esh, that is, the man; Col, copher; that is, a cluster of atonement
Acceptance (2) - In a good sense the idea is expressed by εὐάρεστος, ‘well-pleasing’ (Matthew 3:17 ‘This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased’; cf. In numerous passages in the Gospels and Epistles acceptance with God comes only through and in Jesus Christ (John 14:6, Ephesians 1:6 ‘accepted in the Beloved,’ Romans 14:18, Hebrews 13:21). And though as the well-beloved Son He had never for a moment lost favour in His Father’s sight, it was through enduring the cross and despising the shame that He sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2; cf
Bithiah - Beloved of Amun (god of Thebes)
Trinity - The Holy Spirit descended 'like a dove' and abode upon Him; and God the Father declared "This is my Beloved Son in whom I am well pleased
John - John, the Beloved apostle, was the youngest of all the disciples, and is not unfrequently distinguished by the title of the disciple whom Jesus loved
Unbelief - " (Mark 16:16) And his servant, the Beloved apostle, confirms the awful account, when in the close of the canon of Scripture, he saith that "the fearful and unbelieving shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death
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One Beloved or closely united with another in affection (2 Samuel 1:26 ; Acts 6:3 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:1 )
Miriam - (mih' ih uhm) Personal name of uncertain meaning, perhaps “bitter,” “God's gift,” “beloved,” or “defiant
Apphia - Authorized Version , following inferior manuscript testimony, substitutes ‘beloved’ (ἀγαπητῇ); some Manuscripts have both words
Access - He is our peace, our cause, both of access and acceptance: for it is "to the praise of the glory of JEHOVAH'S grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved
Ephesians - 62, while he was in prison at Rome, and forwarded by Tychicus, a Beloved brother and faithful minister
Mount Tabor - And if so, the Psalmist, by the spirit of prophecy ages before, might well speak of the honour given to this mount, for JEHOVAH'S voice was then heard in it, when he said of Christ, "This is my Beloved Son, hear him
Salvius, Bishop of Membrasa - When the judgment was published, the people of Membresa, by whom Salvius, now an old man, was greatly Beloved, appear to have supported him in opposition to the edict; but the people of Abitina, a neighbouring town, took upon themselves, without any official sanction, to execute it, and having attacked Salvius, maltreated him cruelly and ignominiously
Timothy - Paul calls him not only his dearly Beloved son, but also his brother, the companion of his labors, and a man of God; observing that none was more united with him in heart and mind than Timothy, Romans 16:21 1 Corinthians 4:17 2:1 Colossians 1:1 1 Timothy 1:2,18 . This dying charge of the faithful apostle to his Beloved son in the gospel, the latest fruit of his love for him and for the church, we study with deep emotions
Luke - The last notice of the "beloved physician" is in 2 Timothy 4:11
Luke - He was of Gentile parentage before he became a Christian; as appears from Colossians 4:11,14: "Luke the Beloved physician" (one of "my fellow workers unto the kingdom of God which have been a comfort unto me") is distinguished from those "of the circumcision
Vine - Therefore when the church would speak of her Beloved, she called him, "a cluster of cypress in the vineyards of Engedi
Transfiguration - The law and the prophets were represented by Moses and Elias; but when Peter proposed to make three tabernacles, he was silenced by a voice from heaven, saying "This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him
Ebenezer - And should the Lord give him also a right view of the subject, he will discover that the mercy was not confined to the days of Samuel, but in all ages of the church, the faithful can, and do, find causes daily to set up their Ebenezers, "to the praise of the glory of his grace, who maketh them accepted in the Beloved
Allelujah - The Beloved apostle John tells us, that in those visions he was favoured with, in seeing heaven opened, and beholding the glorified inhabitants of the New Jerusalem, he heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Hallelujah
Rise Up Early - 127:2 gives some interesting advice while using this word: “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his Beloved sleep
Solomon - He was called "The Peaceful," because in contrast to David, his father, he secured victories by treaties and accommodation rather than by war; and Jedidiah (Beloved of Yahweh), because of the wisdom and goodness characteristic of his earlier years
Luke - Paul, "the Beloved physician," Colossians 4:14
Chosen One - —This, like ‘Beloved’ (wh. To these should be added the citation in Matthew 12:18 ‘Behold my son (servant?) whom I adopted, my Beloved in whom my soul was well pleased,’ where the aorists are most easily explained as expressing the Divine selection and appointment of the Messiah in a pre-temporal period. In the thought of the Evangelist, Jesus, born of the Virgin by the Holy Spirit, was the pre-existent Messiah (= Beloved) or Son (Matthew 11:27) who had been forechosen by God (Matthew 3:17, Matthew 17:5), and who, when born into the world as Jesus, was ‘God-with-us’ (Matthew 1:23)
Faith - ) Fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and Beloved; loyalty
Titus - He was trusted and Beloved by Paul, whose epistle to him is similar in its contents to the first epistle to Timothy, and was probably written not long after it, A
Wine - His language is: "Eat, O friends: drink, yea, drink abundantly, O Beloved!" (Song of Song of Solomon 5:1)...
Condemn - Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have confidence towards God
Bethlehem - Here Jacob buried his Beloved Rachel
Canticles - According to the Talmud the Beloved is taken to be God; the loved one , or bride, is the congregation of Israel
Luke, Festival of Saint - Paul, in one of hisEpistles, refers to him as "Luke, the Beloved Physician
Solomon - " (Matthew 22:42) And it is remarkable that the Lord should have sent by the hand of Nathan, at the birth of Solomon, and called him Jedidiah, that is, Beloved of the Lord. (2 Samuel 12:24-25) And we need not be told how the Lord, by a voice from heaven, proclaimed Christ to be his"beloved Son in whom he was well pleased
Benjamin - The youngest son of Jacob by his Beloved wife Rachel. In Deuteronomy 33:12 , where Moses prophesied of the tribes, he said of Benjamin, "The Beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders
Benjamin - The youngest son of Jacob by his Beloved wife Rachel. In Deuteronomy 33:12 , where Moses prophesied of the tribes, he said of Benjamin, "The Beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders
Lazarus - See Beloved Disciple
Luke - The apostle called him “beloved” (Colossians 4:14 )
Hear - "This is my Beloved Son: hear ye him,"...
Matthew 17:5
Holy, Holiness - Mankind lost all holiness in the fall; but God makes his people gradually "partakers of his holiness" here, and in heaven they will be found perfectly and for ever sanctified; as an earnest of which, he look upon them as already in Christ, holy and Beloved
Flee - 8:14, in which “flee” must mean “come quickly”: “Make haste [2], my Beloved, and be thou like to a gazelle
Medicine - Luke "the Beloved physician" practiced at Antioch, the center between the schools of Cilicia (Tarsus) and Alexandria
Philemon - Paul referred to Philemon as a “beloved and fellow labourer” (Philippians 1:1 )
Nathan - Later, in token that an atonement has been made, he adds to Solomon’s name the significant title Jedidiah (‘beloved of Jah’)
Trouble: Needed - Not till the everlasting day break, and the shadows flee away, and the Lord himself shall be our light, and our God our glory, can we do without the cloud in the sunshine, the shade of sorrow in the bright light of joy, and the curtain of night for the deepening of the sleep which God gives his Beloved
Josiah - That he was Beloved by his people is indicated by their deep and long-continued mourning
Cloud - on the mount of Transfiguration, a cloud overshadowed those present, and "a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my Beloved Son: hear him
Philemon - Such Christian masters, treating their slaves as "above servants" (Philemon 1:16), "brothers Beloved both in the flesh and in the Lord," mitigated the evil of slavery and paved the way for its abolition
Golden Candlesticks - The view which the Beloved apostle had of the Lord Jesus as related to the church
Friend - " Well might the spouse in the Canticles, in the contemplation of such unheard of unexampled love, exclaim, "This is my Beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem!" (Song of Song of Solomon 5:16)...
Chariot - "There can be no doubt, but that this is designed to speak of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose chariot of love, founded in himself, both in his GODHEAD and manhood, whose acts of grace, are richer than gold and silver, and whose whole heart is full of love to his Beloved Jerusalem
Loose Conduct - 11:15: “What hath my Beloved to do in mine house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many
Philemon, Epistle to - The slave had become 'a brother Beloved
Camphire - ...
In the Song of Solomon, the bride is described as saying, "My Beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi," Song of Solomon 1:14 ; and again, "Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits, camphire with spikenard," Song of Solomon 4:13
Ascension of Isaiah - 6-11, in which Isaiah is successively led through the firmament and six lower heavens to the seventh heaven, and receives disclosures regarding the descent, birth, works, crucifixion, and ascension of the Beloved. There he sees all the righteous from the time of Adam, including Abel, Seth, and Enoch, stript of the garments of the flesh, not sitting on their thrones nor as yet wearing their crowns of glory, until the Beloved has descended to earth (9:12, 13) and ascended again (9:18). He sees the Great Glory, and on His right the Lord (the Beloved) and on His left the Holy Spirit. ’ It describes, briefly stringing together various details in the manner of an epitome, the coming and death of the Beloved; the descent of the angel of the Christian Church; the ascension; the falling away of the Church, and the prevalence of error, impurity, strife, and covetousness; the coming of Beliar in the likeness of a lawless king, a matricide, who claims to be God, and demands Divine worship, and persecutes the saints for three years, seven months, and twenty-seven days. The Second Person is generally referred to as ‘the Beloved’ (1:4, 5, 7, 13; 3:13, 17, 18; 4:3, 6, 9, 18, 21; 5:15, 7:17, 23; 8:18, 25; 9:12) or ‘my Lord’ (8:13; 9:37; 10:7, 16, 17), and also once as ‘Lord of all those heavens and these thrones’ (8:9). ...
It is noteworthy that the title ‘the Beloved’ is bestowed on Christ by the Bath Qol in Mark 1:11; Mark 9:7, and it is used by St. The conception of the gradual descent from heaven to heaven, with corresponding transformation in form, suggests a Gnostic colouring, and possibly a Docetic tendency, as do also the statement that the Beloved escaped recognition at each stage, and the miraculous appearance of the born babe two months after the Virgin’s conception. Then follows ‘[2] a judgment,’ and the godless are entirely destroyed by fire from before the Beloved (4:16). … And the greater number of those who shall have been associated together to receive the Beloved, he will turn aside after him Table - This practice explains a woman's standing at Jesus' feet (Luke 7:38 ) and the Beloved disciple's position at Jesus' breast (John 13:23 ) during meals
Seal - (John 6:27) And very sweetly the church, under the consciousness of these precious things being sealed, cries out in an earnestness to her Beloved, "Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death jealousy is cruel as the grave, the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame
Bosom - The word represents the “outer front of one’s body” where Beloved ones, infants, and animals are pressed closely: “Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child …” ( Physician - Luke was called 'the Beloved physician,' though there is no information as to his practising this profession
Unction - Now, as Christ the Messiah could not have been Christ, that is, anointed, but by the Holy Ghost's anointing, so neither could the church have been his church, his spouse, his Beloved, and the only one, of her mother, (Song of Song of Solomon 6:9) but by the anointing also of God the Holy Ghost
Mercy-Seat - And very probably the church had this in view when she said: "My Beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire (copher) in the vineyards of Engedi
Gomer - " To what a degree of spiritual adultery and fornication was our nature gone, when Christ betrothed that nature to himself! Here surely the prophet typified Christ, when he said, "Go yet, love a woman (beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress) according to the love of the Lord toward the children of, Israel
Bether - " (2 Thessalonians 1:10) Say, reader, doth not your heart go forth, as the church of old did, (sure I am it must, if so be Christ is precious) crying out with the same rapture, "Make haste my Beloved; and until that everlasting day, break upon my redeemed soul, be thou like to a roe, or a young hart, upon the mountains of Berber
Transfiguration, the - "And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This isMy Beloved Son, hear Him
Companion - This is my Beloved, and this is my friend O daughters of Jerusalem” (Song of Onesimus - There must have been something very lovable about the fugitive slave, notwithstanding his blemished record; for the Apostle not only testifies to his faithfulness and helpfulness, but calls him a ‘beloved brother’ (Colossians 4:9), his other self (Philemon 1:17), ‘my very heart’ (lit. Paul sends with the slave a letter to Philemon commending him as one to be received and permanently possessed (αἰώνιον ἀπέχῃς) ‘no longer as a slave, but above a slave, a brother Beloved
Gog And Magog - ...
In Revelation 20:8 we also read of Gog and Magog attacking "the camp of the saints about, and the Beloved city," Jerusalem; but this must not be confounded with the prophecy in Ezekiel, for here they come out of 'the four corners of the earth;' and the battles do not coincide as to time
Frankincense - The bride too comes up with Him from the wilderness, exhaling frankincense-like graces, faith, love, joy, peace, prayer, praise; of her too it is asked, "Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her Beloved?" (Song of Solomon 8:5; Revelation 7:13-17
Benjamin - Moses, the man of God, viewing, most probably, Benjamin typically in relation to the Lord Jesus Christ, makes a beautiful observation in his dying blessing, which he gave to the tribes of Israel; "And of Benjamin he said, the Beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders
Barnabas - He was a Beloved fellow-laborer with Paul, somewhat as Melancthon was with Luther, and a true "son of consolation" to the church
Jude, Epistle of - The Epistle is addressed to "the called ones, Beloved in God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ
Dereliction - For how should He be angry with His Beloved Son in whom His mind rested?’ At every step of His progress through the world He was the Beloved Son, and He was never so well pleasing to the Father as in that hour when He hung a willing victim on the cross, ‘obedient even unto death’ (Philippians 2:8). That He might be one with the children of men in their uttermost strait, the communion of God was withheld from His Beloved Son, and He passed through the valley of the shadow of death alone, without that presence which had hitherto cheered and supported Him (cf
Apocalypse - As to the author, the weight of testimony throughout all the history of the church is in favor of John, the Beloved apostle
Charles Borromeo, Saint - and self-sacrifice during the plague, 1576, and his able administration of the diocese made him Beloved by his flock
Hope - These went forth to their labor, and they took with them, to cheer their toils, their well-beloved sister Hope; and well it was they did, for they needed the music of her consolation ere the work was done, for the forest trees were huge and demanded many sturdy blows of the axe ere they would fall prone upon the ground
Tychicus - With Paul again in his first Roman imprisonment: Colossians 4:7-8, "a (Greek the, the article marks that Tychicus was well known to them) Beloved (in relation to the Christian community) brother and a faithful minister (in missionary services) and fellow servant in the Lord (in serving the same Master)
Onesimus - Once unprofitable, by conversion Onesimus became really what his name implies, "profitable" to his master, to Paul, and to the church of God; "the faithful and Beloved brother" of the apostle and of his master; godliness is profitable for both worlds, and makes men so (1 Timothy 4:8)
Clement - ' Apparently there was dissension in the church at Corinth: he thus addresses them: "It is disgraceful, Beloved, yea, highly disgraceful and unworthy of your Christian profession, that such a thing should be heard of as that the most steadfast and ancient church of the Corinthians should, on account of one or two persons, engage in sedition against its presbyters
Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani - Astonishing words for the only Beloved of the Father to utter! Jesus had uttered no cry of pain in the great tortures of his body; neither do we hear the meek Lamb of God complain of the insults of the rabble, in the unequalled repreaches cast upon him
Mediator - The believing penitent is "accepted in the Beloved" -his person, his praises, and his prayers; and through the same Mediator alone he receives pardon, grace, and eternal life
John - The disciple in these verses may have been the Beloved Disciple, who reclined with Jesus during the last supper (John 13:23-26 ), stood at the cross with Jesus' mother (John 19:25-27 ), ran with Peter to the empty tomb (John 20:2-10 ), and recognized the risen Lord after the great catch of fish (John 21:7 ). The need to clarify what Jesus had said about the death of the Beloved Disciple (John 21:20-23 ) probably indicates that the Beloved Disciple had died by the time the Gospel of John was put in final form by the editor who speaks in John 21:24-25 and attributes the Gospel to this Beloved Disciple. Clearly, the editor of the Gospel, who refers to himself in John 21:24-25 , links the Gospel with the Beloved Disciple
Mary of Cleophas - Further residence with nephews who had so misunderstood her divine Son would have been less congenial to the bereaved virgin mother than residence with the Beloved disciple
Veil - There, removal of the shawl was part of a humiliating assault on the king's Beloved
Demas - Luke, while in 2 Timothy 4:10 his conduct is contrasted with that of the Beloved physician, In the last-named passage we are informed that Demas left the Apostle when he was awaiting his trial before Nero
Jacob - But sore trials awaited him: his mother was no more; his sister-wives imbittered his life with their jealousies; his children Dinah, Simeon, Levi and Reuben filled him with grief and shame; his Beloved Rachel and his father were removed by death; Joseph his favorite son he had given up as slain by wild beasts; and the loss of Benjamin threatened to bring his gray hairs with sorrow to the grave
Complacency - Matthew, on the other hand, translates the whole phrase בּחִירִי רֵצתִה נַפשִׁי by ὁ ἀγατητος μου ὃν εὐδόκησεν ἡ ψυχή, rightly rendered in the Authorized Version ‘my Beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased. Matthew emphasizes the love with which, because of His redemptive work, the Father regards His Son, and so he prefers ‘my Beloved’ to ‘mine elect’ as a rendering of בְּחִירִי (Matthew 12:18). For it is no other than delight in beauty, or complacence in the person or being Beloved for his beauty. … When any one under the influence of general benevolence sees another being possessed of the like general benevolence, this attaches his heart to him, and draws forth greater love to him than merely his having existence; because so far as the being Beloved has love to the being in general, so far his own being is, as it were, enlarged, extends to, and in some sort comprehends, being in general, and therefore he that is governed by love to being in general must of necessity have complacence in him, and the greater degree of benevolence to him, as it were out of gratitude to him for his love to general existence, that his own heart is extended and united to, and so looks on its interest as its own. ’...
According to this exposition, complacency as a moral quality is the result, for the most part, of benevolence reacting upon itself, love making the object Beloved become worthy of affection. ’ The Gospels mention two occasions on which the words, ‘This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased,’ were uttered by the voice of God Himself. Therefore, in token of His acceptance of that act of submission, which spoke thus, ‘Lo, I come to do thy will, O God,’ the Father spoke thus from heaven in the audience of men and angels, ‘This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew’s translation of Isaiah 42:1 in Matthew 12:18 ‘My Beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased. That is to say, here we have the assurance of another voice from heaven, a message expressly sent at the time of our Lord’s nativity, for the comfort of those who waited for the consolation of Israel, of the complacent regard with which the Father, contemplating the objects of His grace, looked upon them as identified with His well-beloved Son
Rainbow - And moreover, when I call to mind, what the Beloved apostle John saw when heaven was opened to his view, "the rainbow round about the throne," (Revelation 4:3) and also that mighty, angel whom he saw with a "rainbow upon his head," (Revelation 10:1) I confess I feel great delight
Shiloh - Precious Lord Jesus, I would say, Art thou come indeed, to my heart, to my house, to my family? Lord, when shall the full gathering of thy people be? Haste, haste, my Beloved, and arise out of Zion, "to turn away ungodliness from Jacob; Be thou as a roe, or a young hart, upon the mountains of spices!" (See Sceptre
Lattice - "My Beloved (said she) standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice
Woman - Is spoken of in Scripture as the Beloved and honored companion and helpmeet, not the servant, of man, Genesis 2:23,24 , created as the necessary completion of man, Genesis 3:16 1 Corinthians 11:3,8,9 14:34,35 1 Timothy 2:11-14 , yet specially qualified for that sphere, and as necessary in it as man in his
Solomon - The prophet Nathan called him Jedidiah, "beloved of the Lord," 2 Samuel 12:25 and he was a child of promise, 1 Chronicles 22:9,10
Lebanon - Moses longed to enter the Holy Land, that he might "see that goodly mountain and Lebanon," Deuteronomy 3:24,25 ; and Solomon says of the Beloved, the type of Christ, "his countenance is as Lebanon," Song of Song of Solomon 5:15
Garden - "A fountain of gardens is my Beloved, said the church, a well of living water, and streams from Lebanon. The church speaks of her Lord to this effect: "My Beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens and to gather lilies
Joseph - ...
As Joseph was the Beloved son of Jacob, and distinguished by his father with special tokens, of his affection, and which excited the envy of his brethren; so Christ, the Beloved and only begotten son of God, by means of that distinguishing token of JEHOVAH, in setting him up, the Head of his body the church, and giving him a kingdom, in his glorious character of Mediator, called forth, as is most generally believed, that war we read of in heaven in the original rebellion of angels
Faithfulness - Paul speaks in the Epistle to the Colossians of Tychicus his messenger as ‘the Beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord’ (Colossians 4:7), and of Onesimus as ‘the faithful and Beloved brother’ (Colossians 4:9), he has before his mind chiefly the fidelity of these two brethren to himself the apostle and prisoner of the Lord, In 2 Tim. Luke his companion-the Beloved physician, who had remained true to him to the end; and the renewed faithfulness of John Mark, who had deserted St
Benjamin - Benjamin was his father's favorite after Joseph's supposed death (Genesis 44:30); as the youngest, the child of his old age, and the child of his Beloved Rachel. Similarly in Moses' prophecy (Deuteronomy 33:12), "Benjamin, the Beloved of the Lord (attached to David = Beloved after Saul's dynasty fell), shall dwell in safety by Him; the Lord shall cover him all the day long;" implying a longer continuance to Benjamin than to the other tribes. Primarily, however, the idea is, Benjamin as "the Beloved of Jehovah shall dwell in safety with Him (literally, founded upon Him), and he (Benjamin) shall dwell between His (Jehovah's) shoulders," as a son borne upon his father's back (Deuteronomy 1:31; Deuteronomy 32:11; Exodus 19:4; Isaiah 46:3-4; Isaiah 63:9)
Abram - But we shall discover, that in this instance of danger respecting his Beloved Sarah, humanly speaking, there was no possibility of her escaping with her chastity, unless the Lord accomplished her deliverance by a miracle. And in this case, even then nothing short of the Lord's interposition could restore to him his Beloved Sarah again. So that when the whole subject is properly considered and taken into one complete view, so far was the faith of the patriarch from being lessened by the exercise, as in the first blush of the history it seemed to appear, that by the means Abraham adopted, he still threw himself with confidence on the Lord, to save his Beloved Sarah from ruin, and his life from danger; and without this trust in the Lord, and dependence on the Lord's interposition, Abraham could not but well know, that whether he had called Sarah, sister, or wife, the peril was the same. If the reader will turn to the twentieth chapter of Genesis, and peruse a similar situation, into which Abraham and Sarah were afterwards brought at Gerar, he will there behold the patriarch's modest apology for calling his Beloved Sarah his sister, rather than his wife
Gaius - He is described as ‘the Beloved’ (ὁ ἀγαπητός), and is commended for his hospitality (v
Gog - The prophet naturally uses their name taken from familiar history to represent the anti-Christian confederacy about, to assail the Jews in the Holy Land before the millennium; Revelation 20:7-9, to represent the confederacy headed by Satan, and about to assail the Beloved city after the millennium
Servant - Paul sent back Onesimus, a runaway slave, to his master, who was a Christian, and did not demand his liberation: but he beautifully puts before Philemon that he should possess Onesimus no longer as a slave, but as a brother Beloved
Philippians, the Epistle to the - At Philippians 4:1 he seems at a loss for words to express all the warmth of his love for them: "my brethren, dearly Beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly Beloved
Reconciliation - in Romans 11:28 , the contrast with ‘beloved’)
Version, the Revised English - "...
The Revisers had an avowed Unitarian amongst them, and how could God bless such dishonour on His Beloved Son?...
All the above remarks refer to the New Testament
Allegory - ...
Nathan's parable of the rich man who slew a poor man's Beloved pet lamb in 2 Samuel 12:1-4 has allegorical reference to David's actions in causing Uriah's death in order to take his wife
Gospel - John, "the Beloved disciple," wrote the Fourth Gospel for the Christian, to cherish and train those who have entered the new kingdom of Christ, into the highest spiritual life
Lamentations of Jeremiah - Jeremiah had a like spirit and lamented over the calamities that had fallen upon his Beloved people and their city Jerusalem
Nazarite - He answered to all the sacrifices, but the day is approaching when He will drink wine anew in the kingdom, as He said in Matthew 26:29 ; and be able to say to others, "Eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O Beloved
Artaxerxes - Some Persian historians assert that the mother of Artaxerxes was a Jewess, of the tribe of Benjamin, and family of Saul; and that the most Beloved of his wives was of the tribe of Judah, and race of Solomon, by Rehoboam, king of Judah
Apple Tree - It might well, therefore, be said, "As the citron tree is among the trees of the wood, so is my Beloved among the sons
Song of Solomon, Theology of - ), thought that the lover of the Song was Yahweh and the Beloved Israel. ...
The Song of Songs, then, describes a lover and his Beloved rejoicing in each other's sexuality in a garden
Greeting - 3 John 1:2 provides the best New Testament example: “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul” (NRSV)
Imagery - The Old Testament pictures God's people as: a faithless wife (Jeremiah 3:20 ); a wild vine (Jeremiah 2:21 ); a wild donkey in heat (Jeremiah 2:24 ); God's Beloved (Jeremiah 11:15 ); God's bride (Jeremiah 2:2 ); God's servant (Jeremiah 30:10 ); and God's son (Hosea 11:1 )
Transfiguration, the - Luke alone has “chosen” rather than “beloved Son
Jude, the Book of - Letter of exhortation to those who are “called” (Jude 1:1 ) and “beloved” (Jude 1:3 ,Jude 1:3,1:17 ,Jude 1:17,1:20 ), to “contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3 )
Hobab - ("beloved"
Epaphras - Paul is shown by the designations ‘beloved fellow-bondsman’ (Colossians 1:2) and ‘fellow-captive’ (Philemon 1:23)
Enmity - But the enmity is far from being absolute; they are all the time ‘beloved’ (ἀγαπητοὶ διὰ τοὺς πατέρας, Romans 11:28)
Joseph - The elder of Jacob's two sons by Rachel, Genesis 37:3, and Beloved by his father
Covenant - (Ephesians 1:4) And from this appointment, before all worlds, result all the after mercies in time, by which the happy partakers of such unspeakable grace and mercy are regenerated, called, adopted, made willing in the day of God's power, and are justified, sanctified, and, at length, fully glorified, to the praise of JEHOVAH'S grace, who hath made them accepted in the Beloved
Eusebius Emesenus, Bishop of Emesa - 340, under the predominant influence of Eusebius of Nicomedia, to nominate a successor to the newly deposed Athanasius, offered the vacant throne to Eusebius, who, well knowing how Athanasius was Beloved by the Alexandrians, resolutely declined, and Gregory was chosen in his stead
Only Begotten - The expression also suggests the thought of the deepest affection, as in the case of the OT word yachid, variously rendered, "only one," Genesis 22:2,12 ; "only son," Jeremiah 6:26 ; Amos 8:10 ; Zechariah 12:10 ; "only Beloved," Proverbs 4:3 , and "darling," Psalm 22:20 ; 35:17
Joseph - The son of Jacob and his Beloved Rachel, born in Mesopotamia, Genesis 30:22-24 , B
Luke, Gospel of, - The third Gospel is ascribed, by the general consent of ancient Christendom, to "the Beloved physician," Luke, the friend and companion of the apostle Paul
Church - (Luke 2:16; 1 Peter 2:2) As Christ is declared to be the dearly Beloved of the Father, (Jeremiah 12:7) so the church is said to be dearly Beloved also, (1 Corinthians 10:14; Philippians 4:1; 2 Timothy 1:2) Is Christ the Elect, in whom JEHOVAH'S soul delighteth? so are they elect, according to the foreknowledge of God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ
Jacob - Other seven years of service had to be completed probably before he obtained the Beloved Rachel. ...
Jacob was soon after this deeply grieved by the loss of his Beloved son Joseph through the jealousy of his brothers (37:33)
Rebekah - Although that curse fell and her Beloved son had to flee and she saw his face no more, yet we forget the scheming, plotting woman in the loving wife and self-sacrificing mother
Widow - ...
It may be regarded as certain that our Lord’s mother was a widow during the time of His ministry, hence His recommendation of her, just before His death, to the Beloved disciple (John 19:26 f
Epaphroditus - After fulfilling his commission, and strengthening, through his own warmly affectionate personality, the bond of communion between the Apostle and his ‘dearly Beloved’ Philippian converts, Epaphroditus remained in Rome partly to render personal service to St
Witness - The Father also bore witness to Him as His Beloved Son, in whom He was well pleased
Love - The object Beloved
Jacob - Parental partiality fostered continuing hostility between Esau, the hunter Beloved of his father, and Jacob, the quiet, settled, integrated person...
favored by his mother. Laban tricked him into marrying poor Leah, the elder daughter, before he got his Beloved Rachel, the younger. The death of his mother's nurse (Genesis 35:8 ; Genesis 24:59 ) was followed by the death of his Beloved wife Rachel while giving birth to Benjamin at Ephrath (Genesis 35:19 ; Genesis 48:7 )
Timothy - He remains to the end lovable and Beloved, the most intimate of his disciples, unselfish in his ministry (Philippians 2:19-23). He is the Apostle’s Beloved or true son (1 Timothy 1:18, 2 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 2:1), a close follower of, and moulded by, his teaching (2 Timothy 3:10-11), and the dying Apostle clings to him (2 Timothy 4:9-10)
Only- Begotten - ...
Another Greek rendering of יָחִיד, is ἀγαπητός, and this is found in the Septuagint of Genesis 22:2, whence the same word has found its way into 2 Peter 1:17 and into Matthew 17:5, Mark 9:7 (‘my Beloved Son’); in Luke 9:35 the best Manuscripts have ἐκλελεγμένος, ‘chosen. 20: μόνος παρὰ μόνου … γεννηθείς), or to ἀγαπητός, ‘beloved,’ as is affirmed by the Racovian Catechism (Socinian)
Solomon - The main thought answers to Proverbs 10:22, "so God giveth His Beloved sleep," i. So God gave to His Beloved S. Jedidiah ("beloved of Jehovah," Psalms 127:2) was his God-given name (1 Kings 5:17-180). He is the true "Prince of peace," the Jedid-jah "the well Beloved of the Father. )...
God having made him His Jedidiah ("beloved of Jehovah") "visited his transgression with the rod, nevertheless His lovingkindness He did not utterly take from him" (Psalms 89:30-36)
Litany of the Sacred Heart - Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end
Church: Her Glory in Tribulation - When, at any time, our forebodings foretell the coming of evil times for the church, let us remember that before the Spirit revealed to the Beloved disciple the terrible beasts, the thundering trumpets, the falling stars, and the dreadful vials, he bade him mark with attention that the covenant rainbow was round about the throne
Verily - ’ The Beloved disciple held every tone, look, and gesture of the Master in reverent remembrance; and when he limned His picture, he was in nowise careful to reproduce details with slavish and pedantic accuracy, but, with the artist’s instinct, sought to catch those subtle and elusive expressions which reveal the true personality
Horse - In the NT, as in the OT, the horse is always the war-horse, never the gentle, domesticated creature Beloved by the modern Arab
Couch - where the woman is spoken of (Luke 7:36-38) as washing and anointing the feet of Jesus while He was ‘sitting (reclining) at meat in the Pharisee’s house’; where our Lord washed the feet of His disciples while they were at supper (John 13:5); and where it is said of the Beloved disciple at the supper that he, ‘leaning back, as lie was, on Jesus’ breast,’ spoke to Him of His betrayer (John 13:25)
Despondency - Paul’s) to be made sin for us (2 Corinthians 5:21), and in which He was to endure that sense of separation from God which was so new to the experience of the well-beloved Son
Brethren - The word ‘brethren’ is continually used in exhortation and appeal, sometimes strengthened by ἀγαπητοί (‘beloved’), as in 1 Corinthians 15:58; or καὶ ἐπιπόθητοι (‘and longed for’) may further be added (Philippians 4:1)
Sacred Heart, Litany of the - Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end
Gos'Pels - John, "the Beloved disciple," wrote the FOURTH GOSPEL for the Christian, to cherish and train those who have entered the new kingdom of Christ, into the highest spiritual life
Meek, Meekness - James exhorts his 'beloved brethren' to 'receive with the meekness the implanted word,' 1:21
Sozomen, Author of a History - ) that his grandfather was endowed with great natural ability, which he consecrated especially to the study of the sacred Scriptures, that he was much Beloved by the Christians of those parts, who looked to him for explanations of the word of God and the unloosing of its difficulties
Lord's Name Taken in Vain - To such I would earnestly say...
Suppose you had some Beloved friend, ...
to put the case still more strongly, a departed friend, ...
a revered parent, perhaps, ...
whose image never occurs without awakening in your bosom sentiments of tender love and lively gratitude; how would you feel if you heard this honoured name bandied about with unfeeling familiarity and indecent levity; or, at best, thrust into every pause of speech as a vulgar expletive?...
Does not your affectionate heart recoil at the thought? And yet the hallowed name of your truest Benefactor, your heavenly Father, your best Friend, to whom you are indebted for all you enjoy; who gives you those very friends in whom you so much delight, those very talents with which you dishonour him, those very organs of speech with which you blaspheme him, is treated with an irreverence, a contempt, a wantonness, with which you cannot bear the very thought or mention of treating a human friend
Guide - Of this sole claim and unique authority the three chosen disciples heard the ratification in the bewildering glory of the Transfiguration: ‘This is my Beloved Son: hear ye him’ (Mark 9:7)
Hilarion (1), a Hermit of Palestine - He was of a disposition which made him Beloved by all
Flock - John, the Beloved apostle, in his days, when admitted in that glorious vision of the Lord to see heaven opened, related to the church, that he saw "a multitude, whom no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues
Refuge - "In almost every Indian nation," says Adair, "there are several peaceable towns which are called old, Beloved, ancient, holy, or white towns: (white being their fixed emblem of peace, friendship, prosperity, happiness, purity, &c:) they seem to have been formerly towns of refuge; for it is not in the memory of their oldest people that ever human blood was shed in them, although they often force persons from thence, and put them to death elsewhere
Onesimus - Was it thought an object of everlasting moment thus to preserve in the book of God the history of a poor fugitive, and to let the church know that, in the instance of this slave, the Lord's grace outruns even all our undeservings? Was it indeed meant to shew in this, as well as in a thousand and ten thousand other instances, that "where sin aboundeth grace doth much more abound?"...
What a precious example is held forth in this epistle to ministers of the word of God, to parents, masters of families, and all that are interested in the care and government of incautious youth, to feel what Paul felt, and to take an earnest concern in the recovery of transgression of every description and character! Did Paul count this runaway servant a brother, yea, his son, and speak of him as his own bowels, with what affection ought the ties of the minister and his people, the parent and his children, the master and his servant, to be felt and acknowledged in all the circumstances of life! How tenderly the same great apostle elsewhere recommends those gracious principles as the common actions of the christian! "Put on therefore (saith the apostle) as the elect of God, holy and Beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, forbearing one another, and forgiving one another; if any man have a quarrel against any, even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye
Obed-Edom - Hail Obed-edom, thou faithful servant of thy Lord! Ever will thy memory be blessed in the church; and when the temple of God is opened again in heaven, as it was to the Beloved apostle (Revelation 11:19
Scripture - There is an apparent exception in 2 Peter 3:15-16 , where the Epistles of ‘our Beloved brother Paul’ are associated with ‘the other scriptures’; but this is a strong argument in favour of assigning 2Peter to a late period in the second century
Timothy - Indeed, Paul seems to claim him as a personal convert in 1 Corinthians 4:17 , describing him as his ‘beloved and faithful child in the Lord
Seal - Pledging fidelity, the bridegroom asks his Beloved to seal him to herself on the heart and on the arm (8:6)
Eve - "Woman was not made out of his head to top him, not out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be Beloved
Locusts - Whether the latter is figurative of some great and awful events yet remaining to be fulfilled in the earth; or whether the locusts, described by the Beloved apostle John in this chapter, be altogether different from the locusts of Egypt, or those mentioned by the prophet Joel, I stay not to enquire
Fathers - Paul: ‘they are Beloved for the fathers’ sakes
Turtle - " (1 John 5:7) Here was Jesus in the act of being baptized; here was the Holy Ghost descending like a dove, and lighting upon him; and here was the voice of God the Father from heaven saying, "This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased
Love - Hosea appears to use this nuance when he writes that God told him to “go yet, love a woman Beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress …” (3:1)
Medicine - Luke, "the Beloved physician," who practiced at Antioch whilst the body was his care, could hardly have failed to be convenient with all the leading opinions current down to his own time
Excommunication - The person against whom it was pronounced, was denied all share in the oblations of his brethren; the ties both of religious and of private friendship were dissolved; he found himself an object of abhorrence to those whom he most esteemed, and by whom he had been most tenderly Beloved; and, as far as expulsion from a society held in universal veneration could imprint on his character a mark of disgrace, he was shunned or suspected by the generality of mankind
Joseph - He was the Beloved one of his father: this with the intimations given to him of his future position, destined for him by God in the midst of his family, stirred up the envy of his brethren and resulted in his being sold to the Gentiles: as the Lord was hated by His brethren the Jews, and sold by one of them
John, the Gospel of - The Gospel itself says only that it was written by the Beloved disciple (John 21:20-24 ). Regardless of the whether material in the Gospel was added early or late in the process of composition, it all derived from the witness of the Beloved Disciple as his teachings were developed and used in the worship of the community that gathered around him
Daniel - ...
Personal purity and selfrestraint amidst the world's corrupting luxuries (Daniel 1:8-16; compare Moses, Hebrews 11:25; Joseph, Genesis 39:9); faithfulness to God at all costs, and fearless witnessing for God before great men (Daniel 5:17-23), unbribed by lucre and unawed by threats (Daniel 6:10-11); the holiest and most single-minded patriotism which with burning prayers interceded for his chastened countrymen (Daniel 9); intimate communion with God, so that, like the Beloved disciple and apocalyptic seer of the New Testament, John, Daniel also is called" a man greatly Beloved," and this twice, by the angel of the Lord (Daniel 9:23; Daniel 10:11), and received the exact disclosure of the date of Messiah's advent, the 70 weeks of years, and the successive events down to the Lord's final advent for the deliverance of His people: these are all prominent characteristics of this man of God
Evil - Job 33:12 , Ecclesiastes 5:2 , Isaiah 29:16 ), who, however, is not defined as capricious and arbitrary power, but revealed as the Father, who loves the creatures of His hand, and has foreordained all things to a perfect consummation in Christ the Beloved ( 1618168551_91 etc
Struggles of Soul - His struggle of soul culminated, severe and grievous as it had often been, in the agony and desolation of the Cross, when the Beloved Son of God was so made sin (2 Corinthians 5:21) and a curse (Galatians 3:13) for mankind, that in His darkness and loneliness He felt Himself forsaken of God (Matthew 27:46)
Perfect, Perfection - It is rather the call to "be imitators of God as dearly Beloved children" (Ephesians 5:1 )
Sop - (a) It was a sign given to the Beloved disciple, in response to his question, ‘Lord, who is it?’ that Judas was the one of the company who was about to betray his Master (John 13:25-26)
Mercy - So is that fondness, of a parent that withholds the hand of discipline from a Beloved child, when its frowardness and faults render seasonable and prudent correction necessary to save it from ruin
Meletius, Bishop of Lycopolis - The 2nd, 4th, and 6th canons refer directly or indirectly to the Egyptian schism; and in a synodical epistle addressed by the bishops assembled there "to the holy and great church of the Alexandrians and to the Beloved brethren throughout Egypt, Libya, and Pentapolis," the "contumacy of Meletius and of those who had been ordained by him" is dealt with (Socr
da'Vid - (well-beloved ), the son of Jesse. " (2 Samuel 12:10 ) The outrage on his daughter Tamar, the murder of his eldest son Amnon, and then the revolt of his best-beloved Absalom, brought on the crisis which once more sent him forth as wanderer, as in the days when he fled from Saul
Philemon Epistle to - Paul’s spiritual son, and had become most helpful to the Apostle in ministry, and much Beloved. ‘Perhaps, however,’ continues the Apostle (who assumes with delicate tact the deep regard which Philemon would now have for his penitent and converted slave), ‘perhaps he was parted from thee for a season’ (note how the idea of an over-ruling Providence is adroitly introduced) ‘in order that thou mightest receive him back for altogether, not now as a slave, but as a Beloved brother in the Lord
Acts of the Apostles - " As regards its authorship, it was certainly the work of Luke, the "beloved physician" (Compare Luke 1:1-4 ; Acts 1:1 )
Reuben - )...
The chieftainship was transferred to Judah, the double portion to Joseph; the firstborn of the Beloved Rachel superseding the firstborn of slighted Leah, not however to gratify the father's preference (Deuteronomy 21:15-17), but to fulfill God's holy purpose
New Command - Brown, The Community of the Beloved Disciple ; R
Jerusalem - Jesus, in that tenderness of heart which distinguished his character, wept over the beautiful and Beloved city, in contemplating the overthrow of it by the Roman power, that he knew would sack and destroy it
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Other titles of Christ as the "Son of God" are: "His Son," 1 Thessalonians 1:10 (in Acts 13:13,26 , RV, pais is rendered "servant"); "His own Son," Romans 8:32 ; "My Beloved Son," Matthew 3:17 ; "His Only Begotten Son," John 3:16 ; "the Son of His love," Colossians 1:13 . * [* The Western text of Luke 3:22 reads "Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee," instead of "Thou art My Beloved Son, in Thee I am well pleased
David - David (dâ'vid), Beloved. David is now established in the king's favor: he is specially Beloved by Jonathan; he is set over the men of war, 1 Samuel 18:5, perhaps made captain of the body-guard, and employed in various services the rest of the campaign; by which his popularity was increased
Song of Solomon - In these poems love is portrayed in its power and splendor, its freshness and devotion to the Beloved
Alexander, Bishop of Hierapolis Euphratensis - The banishment of their Beloved and revered bishop overwhelmed the people of Hierapolis with grief
Eustathius (3), Bishop of Berrhoea - This aroused the indignation of the people of Antioch who took up arms in defence of their Beloved bishop
Love-Feasts - ...
Darius - The Babylonians shut themselves up within their walls, whose height and thickness secured them from assault; and as they had nothing to fear but famine, they assembled all their women and children, and strangled them, each reserving only his most Beloved wife, and one servant
Love - See Beloved
Alpha And Omega (2) - ’ Apocalyptic eschatology demanded a representative ‘Son,’ the ‘Beloved,’ chosen ‘in the beginning’ to be head of the ‘Beloved’ people of ‘sons’ in the end, with at least as much logical urgency as speculative cosmology demanded an agent of the creation itself. ’ In Pauline language, Christ ‘the Beloved,’ the ‘Son of his love,’ is the Yea and the Amen of the promises of God
Fasting - For let a man be supposed to return from his labour with a keen appetite, and let it be supposed, that some one meets him at the door of his house with any evil tidings, his child or some Beloved friend is dead, or himself threatened with some adversity; we know that the sudden relation of such, or the like calamities, will have an immediate effect to check the propensity of hunger
Barnabas - ) Judas and Silas were sent "with our Beloved Barnabas and Paul, men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ," to bear back the epistle to Antioch, settling the question in the negative
Oracle - For example, such was the voice that was heard at the baptism of Jesus Christ, saying, This is my Beloved Son, &c
Manna - " God "gave it to His Beloved (in) sleep" (Psalms 127:2), so the sense and context require
Tim'Othy - The name of his Beloved teacher was no longer honored as it had been
Goodness - To them He was the human expression of the Divine Goodness, and it mattered little whether a man should say that the Goodness was from eternity, so that by its nature sin had never been a moment’s possibility, or that at birth Christ had been uniquely endowed with a passion for goodness that turned naturally from everything selfish, injurious to others, or sinful either to God or man; or that at His baptism He had been set aside to that brief ministry (which is nearly all men know of His earthly life), when the voice from heaven was heard saying, ‘This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased’ (Matthew 3:17)
Church - His people are to put on, as the elect of God, holy and Beloved, bowels of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering, etc
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Nathan's mission from Jehovah to David, announcing that the Lord loved the child, and that his name therefore was to be Jedidiah, "beloved of the Lord," implied Jehovah's choice of Solomon as successor to David (2 Samuel 12:24-25)
Comfort (2) - When upon the cross He commended to one another’s care and sympathy the Virgin Mother and the Beloved disciple: ‘Woman, behold thy son!’ ‘Behold thy mother!’ (John 19:26-27), we see how truly Christ entered into the heart of the afflicted children of men
Community of Goods - ‘Hearken, my Beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him?… Do not the rich oppress you, and themselves drag you before the judgment-seats?’ (James 2:5 f
Agrippa - Agrippa, having a great inclination for Caius, the son of Germanicus, and grandson of Antonia, chose to attach himself to this prince, as if he had some prophetic views of the future elevation of Caius, who at that time was Beloved by all the world
Isaac - Abraham was commanded to offer up his Beloved son in sacrifice, Genesis 22:1
Agur - It is even some confirmation of this opinion, that Solomon is denominated Jedidiah (beloved of the Lord) by the Prophet Nathan; and that in the book of Ecclesiastes, he styles himself Koheleth, or the Preacher
Love to God - But the love of God is more than a sentiment of gratitude: it rejoices in his perfections and glories, and devoutly contemplates them as the highest and most interesting subjects of thought; it keeps the idea of this supremely Beloved object constantly present to the mind; it turns to it with adoring ardour from the business and distractions of life; it connects it with every scene of majesty and beauty in nature, and with every event of general and particular providence; it brings the soul into fellowship with God, real and sensible, because vital; it moulds the other affections into conformity with what God himself wills or prohibits, loves or hates; it produces an unbounded desire to please him, and to be accepted of him in all things; it is jealous of his honour, unwearied in his service, quick to prompt to every sacrifice in the cause of truth and his church; and it renders all such sacrifices, even when carried to the extent of suffering and death, unreluctant and cheerful
Propitiation - In the Person of His own well-beloved Son a reconciliation was truly effected with humanity, which extends to all who receive the Son as Saviour and Lord
David - Beloved, the youngest son of Jesse, of the tribe of Judah, born in Bethlehem B
Philemon, Epistle to - Paul regards him as his ‘child,’ his ‘very heart,’ a ‘brother Beloved’ ( Philippians 1:10 ; Philippians 1:12 ; Philippians 1:16 ), and would fain keep his helpful ministry ( Philippians 1:13 ; Philippians 1:11 )
Silvester, Bishop of Rome - It opens: "To the most Beloved pope Silvester," and concludes in reference to the decrees: "We have thought it fit also that they should be especially made known to all through you, who hold the greater dioceses
David - DAVID (‘beloved’). The first presents him as the Beloved of Jahweh (cf. his name, ‘beloved’), who was specially chosen, the man after God’s own heart, the son of Jesse; the second presents him as the harpist, who was known in later ages as the ‘sweet psalmist of Israel’; while the third, which is probably the nearest to actual history, presents him as the warrior-hero, just as, in days to come, men would have pictured him whose whole reign from beginning to end was characterized by war
John the Apostle - ...
Still, in spite of the record, the legend lingered long in the Church, and is mentioned by Augustine, that though apparently dead, the Beloved Apostle was only asleep, and that the dust upon his tomb rose and fell with his breathing. Yet he ardently loved and was Beloved by his Master, and after He was gone it was given to the Beloved disciple to ‘tarry’ rather than to speak, or toil, or suffer, so that at the last he might write that which should move a world and live in the hearts of untold generations
John, the Epistles of - Simple, withal profound, his writing is unrhetorical and undialectic, gentle, comforting, loving, the reflex of Jesus his Lord whose Beloved disciple he was. the tone not so much of a father talking with Beloved children as of a glorified saint from a higher world
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The Mount of Olives in the days of Christ must have presented rural fertility, verdure, and quiet very grateful to country visitors to the great metropolis; fresh mountain breeziness in contrast to the closeness and foulness of the city atmosphere, and a view of the Beloved and sacred city in which all that was sordid was lost, and only the beauty and grandeur remained. —Although, with the single exception of John 8:1, all the incidents expressly connected with the Mount of Olives belong to the Passion week, there can be no doubt (Luke 21:37) that this quiet spot was one Beloved and frequented by the Master
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Jesus Christ is the Beloved Son of the Father (1:17), the Lord over the apostles (1:10), the Lord and Savior of the church (1:8,11; 2:20), and the Lord of the eternal kingdom (1:11)
Husbandman - We have insight into the marvellous composure of the heart of Jesus as He pictures His own case in the person of the one son, well Beloved, who was cast out, bruised and bleeding, his body soon to be cold in death upon the highway (Mark 12:8)
Servant - (See John 17:3)...
And now reader, if the Lord, the Holy Ghost, whose office it is to take of the things of Jesus, and to shew to the people, hath graciously shewn Christ to you in this lovely and endearing character; what a sweetness must your soul find, as often as you hear God the Father calling upon you in that sweet Scripture, to behold his Servant, your Surety, whom JEHOVAH upholds, and in whom his soul delighteth! And how blessed must you be to behold your Lord Jesus as JEHOVAH'S Servant and your Surety, entering, as the Scriptures have set him forth, the service of his Father, magnifying his holy law, and fulfilling all righteousness; yea, more than repairing all the breaches our sins had made, and purchasing for his redeemed a greater abundance of glory and happiness by his righteousness and blood shedding, than a whole eternity will be able to recompence! Oh, what endless glories, even now by faith, break in upon the soul, while contemplating the Father's grace, and Jesus' love, in this great salvation! "Haste, haste my Beloved, and until the day break, and the shadows flee away, be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether
Luke - It is probable that he was by birth a Jew, and a native of Antioch in Syria; and I see no reason to doubt that "Luke, the Beloved physician," mentioned in the Epistle to the Colossians, Colossians 4:14 , was Luke the evangelist
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The association of the title "Son of God" with the messianic idea seems to suggest a purely functional use (1:1; 14:61); however, the qualifying adjective "beloved" with Jesus' Sonship describes the divinely certified relationship between Jesus and his Father (1:11; 9:7; Beloved Son, also stresses the passion and resurrection of the Son of Man
Agony - The Beloved of God, He became a curse in experiencing in His own agony and desolation the consequences of sin, although as innocent He could neither feel the guilt nor bear the penalty of sin. God did not withdraw Himself from, or abandon His only-begotten and well-beloved Son, but was with Him to sustain Him in His sacrifice; but the Son of God was so overshadowed and overwhelmed by His consciousness of the sin and the consequent curse of the race which He so loved as to make Himself one with it, that He dreaded in Gethsemane to lose, and did on Calvary lose for a moment, the comfort and help of His Father’s love
Phoenice - Dido, as David, "beloved"; Hasdrubal "his help is Baal"; Hannibal "grace of Baal "; Hamilcar the god "Milcar's gift
Saint - This claim receives its most striking admission in such utterances as ‘the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me’ (Galatians 2:20); ‘ye are not your own; for ye were bought with a price’ (1 Corinthians 6:20); ‘beloved of God, called to be saints’ (Revelation 1:7)
Gods - If their Beloved Law, to which they were constantly appealing, hesitated not to designate as ‘gods’ (אֳלהים) the judges whose partiality and injustice provoked their arraignment by God, and the solemn warning to ‘judge the weak and fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and destitute’ (Psalms 82:3), surely the charge of blasphemy came badly from those men who recognized in this Law their final court of appeal
Fire - And to the Beloved apostle John at Patmos, Revelation 1:14
Paul - ...
It is worthy of mention here, that an expression of Peter respecting "our Beloved brother Paul" is often a little misunderstood
Philippians, Epistle to - By reverent obedience let them work with God and effect His will of good towards them, so that at the last day the Apostle and his Beloved Philippians may rejoice in what the gospel has done for them. Paul was not acquitted be correct, this letter might be called ‘his last testament to his Beloved Church’; but there is good reason to believe that his hope of release was fulfilled
David - (day' vihd) Personal name probably meaning, “favorite” or “beloved
Solomon - , "beloved of the Lord" (2 Samuel 12:24,25 )
Tears - Mary of Magdala wept when on the third day after the crucifixion she found that the body of her Beloved Lord was no longer in Joseph’s sepulchre (John 20:11-16)
Malachi, Theology of - With their Beloved worship center restored, the Jews hoped to avoid the sins of the past and to serve the Lord faithfully
Red Heifer - " (Hebrews 2:14) And hence the church sings of him in the joy of her heart, "My Beloved (said she) is white and ruddy, the chiefest among, ten thousand
Jesus, the Lord - He was at once owned of God by being sealed with the Holy Ghost, as distinct from all the others baptised, a voice from heaven declaring "Thou art my Beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased
Satan - The Beloved apostle John, in one of the chapters of the Revelations, hath most sublimely stated those great truths, (Revelation 20:1, etc
Ephesians, Epistle to the - Brought into favour in the Beloved, they have in Him redemption, the forgiveness of sins
Elijah - ...
Moses and Elijah were seen on the mount of transfiguration, as representatives of the law and the prophets; but theirs was then a subordinate place, for the proclamation was "This is my Beloved Son; hear him
Proselytes - They classed them into...
(1) "Love proselytes," wishing to gain the Beloved one
Almsgiving - Luke the Beloved physician, with his abounding sympathy for wretchedness of every sort, who have preserved to us the most numerous and striking of His sayings on the subject
Acceptance - It should be noticed that in the Revised Version the adjective ‘well-pleasing’ often takes the place of the Authorized Version ‘acceptable’; and that in Ephesians 1:6 the familiar expression ‘(his grace) wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved’ gives place to the more correct ‘which he freely bestowed upon us,’ etc
Elijah - ...
Moses and Elijah were seen on the mount of transfiguration, as representatives of the law and the prophets; but theirs was then a subordinate place, for the proclamation was "This is my Beloved Son; hear him
Josiah - " Since Amon was wicked it is likely that Jedidah ("beloved"), like Lois and Eunice (2 Timothy 1:5), had early instilled into her child pious principles which bore fruit betimes, for in spite of the closing error which cost him his life the Holy Spirit, who remembers the graces and ignores the exceptional fails of believers, testifies "he declined neither to the right hand nor to the left
Only Begotten - An ‘only son’ is a specially Beloved son
Song of Songs - inquires for her Beloved. ) remarks justly concerning the folk-songs which he has brought together: ‘The fact that the poems dwell only on the physical excellences of the Beloved corresponds with the degree of civilization to which the Palestinian populace has attained
Begetting - They must have been largely influenced by traditional opinions on the subject of the Messiah, and would therefore interpret the words, ‘This day have I begotten thee,’ as referring not to any event in a past eternity or to any period prior to the Incarnation of the Son of God, but to some definite point in the history of His manifestation to the world, as, for example, to the period of the birth of Jesus, or of the Baptism, when the voice from heaven declared Him to be God’s Beloved Son, or, as St. The three Synoptists record the Divine proclamation with which, at the Baptism, the first stage of Christ’s ministry was solemnly inaugurated: ‘This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased’ (Matthew 3:17 ||)
Peter, the Epistles of - "Beloved" separates the second part from the first (1 Peter 2:11), and the third from the second (1 Peter 4:12). In 2 Peter 1:16-18 he mentions his presence at the transfiguration, and Christ's prophecy of his death; and 2 Peter 3:15 his brotherhood to his Beloved Paul
Voice (2) - —A ‘voice from heaven’ is mentioned in the Synoptics in Matthew 3:17 || (φωνὴ ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν), in the narrative of the Baptism (‘And lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is my Beloved Son in whom I am well pleased’), and again in Matthew 17:5 || in the narrative of the Transfiguration a ‘voice out of the cloud’ is spoken of (‘And behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying,’ etc
Ecbatana - " This inscription is as follows: "Mordecai, Beloved and honoured by a king, was great and good
Solomon - The Lord loved him, and sent Nathan to David to give Solomon the name of Jedidiah, or, "beloved of the Lord," 2 Samuel 12:24-25
Joseph - It is probable that Joseph died before Christ entered upon his public ministry; for upon any other supposition we are at a loss to account for the reason why Mary, the mother of Jesus, is frequently mentioned in the evangelic narrative, while no allusion is made to Joseph; and, above all, why the dying Saviour should recommend his mother to the care of the Beloved disciple John, if her husband had been then living, John 19:25-27
Burial - This was a custom of immemorial antiquity; for the patriarch Jacob had no sooner yielded up his spirit, than his Beloved Joseph, claiming for once the right of the first-born, "fell upon his face and kissed him
Hosea - Hosea had the unenviable task of presiding over the death of his Beloved nation, but he held out hope of national revival based on radical repentance (Hosea 14:1 )
Benedictus of Nursia, Abbott of Monte Cassino - 14, 15), and that he was wont to cheer his solitude by brief and rare interviews with his Beloved sister, Scholastica, herself a recluse at no great distance ( ib
Uniqueness - Who can imagine a more complete expression of filial trust than that which is contained in His precepts on putting away every anxious care about the stoics which the morrow may bring (Matthew 6:25-34)? Who can conceive of filial devotion ascending to a higher stage than was made manifest in the words, ‘Not my will, hut thine be done’ (Luke 22:42), spoken in the presence of the most bitter cup of shame and suffering? Who can think of filial intimacy more close and constant than is attested by the whole body of Christ’s words and deeds? In truth, it is impossible to review the record without being struck with the aptness of the Evangelical description which speaks of Him as the ‘beloved Son (Matthew 3:17) and as dwelling ‘in the bosom of the Father’ (John 1:18)
Vengeance (2) - The clearest expression of it is found outside the Gospels (Romans 12:19): ‘Avenge not yourselves, Beloved, but give place unto wrath [1]: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord
Love - 3 John 1:5-6 speaks of the love of the “Beloved Gaius” in terms of giving service to Christian brothers
Parable - The story of the rich man who slew a poor man's Beloved pet lamb caused David to judge the rich man worthy of death
Timotheus - Paul when he wrote to the Colossians: "Luke, the Beloved physician, and Demas, greet you," Colossians 4:14
Reconciliation - So, in Romans 11:28 , the Jews, rejected and punished for refusing the Gospel, are said by the Apostle, "as concerning the Gospel," to be "enemies for your sakes;" treated and accounted such; "but, as touching the election, they are Beloved for the fathers' sakes
Mary - Jesus seeing his mother, and his Beloved disciple near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold thy son; and to the disciple, Behold thy mother
Jonathan - Saul, by his rash curse on any who should eat that day until the foe should be overthrown, retarded his own aim through weakening his people, involved them in violating the law by flying ravenously on the spoil at evening and eating flesh with the blood, and bound himself to put to death for tasting honey, and so receiving refreshment, his own Beloved son, from which he was rescued only by the people's interposition
Lactantius - There doubtless he was converted on witnessing the superhuman constancy displayed by the Christians and by his "best Beloved" Donatus in particular on whose sufferings in the tenth and savagest persecution under Diocletian he dwells with so much tenderness (de Morte Persecut
Sol'Omon - Nathan, with a marked reference to the meaning of the king's own name (David, the darling, the Beloved one ), calls the infant Jedidiah (Jedid'yah), that is, the darling of the Lord
Jeremiah, Book of - ...
Jeremiah 11 — Jeremiah 12 The responsibility of the people is pressed: they had entered into covenant with God, yet they had gone into idolatry, so that the Lord asks, "What hath my Beloved [1] to do in mine house?" Judgement must follow; but here and there future blessings are spoken of
Adoption - ...
Adoption is a word taken from the civil law, and was much in use among the Romans in the apostles' time; when it was a custom for persons who had no children of their own, and were possessed of an estate, to prevent its being divided, or descending to strangers, to make choice of such who were agreeable to them, and Beloved by them, whom they took into this political relation of children; obliging them to take their name upon them, and to pay respect to them as though they were their natural parents, and engaging to deal with them as though they had been so; and accordingly to give them a right to their estates, as an inheritance
David - By his skill in music, he relieved Saul under a melancholy indisposition that had seized him, was highly Beloved by his royal master, and made one of his guards
Proselyte - ‘That proselytes are welcome in Israel and are Beloved of God is the theme of many a rabbinical homily’ (Hirsch, loc
Holiness - The LXX Septuagint usually renders חָסִיד (‘godly’ or ‘beloved’) by ὅσιος (Deuteronomy 33:8, 2 Samuel 22:26, Psalms 4:4 etc. Paul (Acts 13:35) see in the resurrection of Jesus proof that He is God’s ‘Holy One,’ in whom is fulfilled the Messianic promise that He should not see corruption (Psalms 16:10; (Revised Version margin) renders חָסִיד ‘godly or Beloved,’ see above on ὄσιος)
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Luke tells us much of His prayers: "He continued all night in prayer to God," before ordaining the twelve (Luke 6:12); it was as He was "praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended, and (the Father's) voice came from heaven, Thou art My Beloved Son," etc. " Jesus received His solemn consecration to His redeeming work by John's baptism with water (to which He came not, as all others, confessing sin, but undertaking to "fulfill all righteousness") and at the same time by the Holy Spirit's descent permanently, accompanied by the Father's acceptance of Him as our Redeemer, "this is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased," namely, as undertaking to become man's Saviour
Discipline - Hebrews 5:8 f; Hebrews 7:28, Luke 13:32), it is clear that the ‘many sons’ must pass through the same process and experience as the ‘well-beloved Son
Anointing (2) - Luke 24:1) was an expression of reverence and affection for the departed, and may be compared with the modern custom of surrounding the Beloved dead with fragrant and beautiful flowers
Socinians - Some, however, had escaped the operation of the law, and had remained in Poland; but three years after the edict was renewed, and the Socinians who still lingered in their Beloved country were driven from it with a rigour and an inhumanity reflecting infamy upon those who were guilty of them, and leading to the most melancholy reflections upon that dismal perversion of all that is amiable in our nature, which has so often been effected by a mistaken zeal for a religion breathing the tenderest concern for the happiness of mankind
John, Theology of - At the end of the Gospel, the resurrected Christ dismisses a query about the Beloved Disciple's remaining until the parousia (21:22). cv-cxxviii; idem, The Community of the Beloved Disciple ; idem, The Epistles of John ; idem, The Gospel According to John ; G
Son of God - adding ‘his well-beloved,’ by whom Jesus obviously intends Himself. So far from it, his Gospel opens with the great statement, already quoted, ‘But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name’ (John 1:12); and in his First Epistle he exclaims, ‘Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is’ (1 John 3:2); but such are not sons of God in the same sense in which Jesus is ‘the Son of God
Psalms - In Books II and III David's singers have borrowed from David (excepting "a song of the Beloved" Psalm 45, and Psalm 46, "upon Alamoth") everything peculiar in his superscriptions; see Psalm 42; 43; 44; 84; 86. the church's pilgrim ascents below, "coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her Beloved," and her everlasting hallelujahs, in Book V
Barnabas, Epistle of - Christ is ‘the Beloved’ of God (iii. This chapter contains a warning that ‘the last offence’ is at hand; for the Lord has shortened the times and the days that His Beloved may come quickly
Timothy, Epistles to - The Second Epistle to Timothy is the outpourings of the Apostle’s heart, when he felt his death to be imminent (2 Timothy 4:8 ), to one who had been his faithful companion and assistant for many years; it shows tender anxiety for his ‘beloved child’ ( 2 Timothy 1:2 ), whose strength and weaknesses he well knew, and upon whose piety and wisdom so much of the Church’s future, after his own decease, would depend
Daniel, Theology of - ...
Though the visions of chapters 7-12 are in general less well known than the Beloved stories of the first half, they nonetheless contain individual passages that are noted for their theological importance
Canticles; the Song of Solomon - Then her earnest search for Him and praises of Him to others, wherein she regains her own assurance, "I am my Beloved's" (Song of Solomon 6:3). the nations (a phrase drawn by Jesus from the song, Luke 23:28, Galilean women standing in the same relation to the Jews as Gentiles afterward did), become united to Christ through the instrumentality of the bride, and they also appropriate her words, "I am my Beloved's," etc. ...
Then the elect church from Jews and Gentiles, now being gathered, is described, Song of Solomon 8:5-14, which is chronologically before the millennial church just described, but fitly brought in as the closing subject ("make haste, My Beloved," etc
Jerusalem - In Revelation the earthly Jerusalem appears for the last time after the thousand-year reign of Christ when the deceived nations, led by the temporarily loosed Satan, come against the Beloved city and are destroyed by fire from heaven (Revelation 20:7-9 )
the Unprofitable Servant - To be the most unprofitable of servants in our own eyes; to sink into the dust every night speechless with shame and pain over another all but lost day; and at the same time to lie down to sleep accepted in the Beloved,-that is truly to fight the good fight of faith, and to fight it with the whole armour of God: that is really and truly to keep the faith of the gospel till we shall hear our Master's voice saying over us also,-Well done, thou good and faithful servant! Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord
Seven Words, the - Had not the Father Said, ‘This is my Beloved son in whom I am well pleased’ (Matthew 3:17)? Had not He Himself said, ‘Behold the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me’ (John 16:32)? But there was a connexion between the death of Christ and sin; it was an atonement for sin: ‘The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all’ (Isaiah 53:6)
Reconciliation - , in latter passage, the contrast with ἀγαπητοί, ‘beloved’)
Mark, the Gospel of - God's endorsement of Jesus as His Beloved Son showed He is the promised Lord (1618168551_14 )
Heal, Health - In New Testament times, Jewish exorcists practiced, evidently with some success (Luke 11:19 ; Acts 19:13 ), and Luke became Paul's "beloved physician" (Colossians 4:14 )
Minister Ministry - ’ The verb is very frequent in the writings of the Beloved physician, and, except Acts 17:25, always in the medical sense
Glory - God’s glory is displayed in His mercy (Romans 9:23), in the ‘grace which he freely bestowed upon us in the Beloved’ (Ephesians 1:6); its perfect living reflexion is in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6)
Samuel, First Book of - Saul, a figure of the first man, having been tested and found wanting, the Beloved one (David) is brought forward: he is announced as a type of Christ: cf
Holiness - (See Luke 1:35) So again, at the baptism of Christ, the blessed Spirit seen by Christ, decending like the hovering of a dove, and lighting upon the person of Christ, and thus distinguished in point of personality from God the Father, whose voice from heaven, in the same moment, declared Jesus to be his Beloved Son, in whom he was well pleased
David - The name signifies 'well-beloved
Jacob - ...
Jacob spent the remainder of his days in tranquillity and prosperity, enjoying the society of his Beloved child seventeen years
Reconciliation - , in latter passage, the contrast with ἀγαπητοί, ‘beloved’)
Jesus, Life And Ministry of - ...
Jesus and the God of Israel Even after the momentous events associated with Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River—the descent of God's Spirit on Him like a dove and the voice from heaven announcing “Thou art my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Mark 1:10-11 )—His identity as Son of God remained hidden from those around Him
Children of God, Sons of God - 1 John 3:2 ‘Beloved, now are we the children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be
Luke, the Gospel According to - Appropriately to his profession Luke "the Beloved physician" dwells on the healing power of the great Physician (Luke 5:17 end, Acts 10:38)
Disciples - ” These smaller groups would include a group of “seventy” (Luke 10:1 ,Luke 10:1,10:17 ), the “twelve” (Matthew 11:1 ; Mark 6:7 ; Luke 9:1 ), and perhaps an even smaller, inner group within the twelve, consisting especially of Peter, James, and John—whose names (with Andrew) always figure first in the lists of the twelve (Matthew 10:2 ; Mark 3:16-17 ; Luke 6:14 ; Acts 1:13 ), whose stories of calling are especially highlighted (Matthew 4:18-22 ; John 1:35-42 and the tradition that John is the “Other”/”Beloved Disciple” of the Gospel of John 13:23 ; John 19:26 ; John 20:2 ; John 21:20 ), and who alone accompanied Jesus on certain significant occasions of healing and revelation (Matthew 17:1 ; Mark 13:3 ; Luke 8:51 )
Hebrews, the Epistle to the - ...
Peter also (2 Peter 3:15-16), the apostle of the circumcision, in addressing the Hebrew Christians of the dispersion in the East, says, "as our Beloved brother Paul
Luke, Gospel of - Through a process of elimination, the most likely choice for this person is “Luke, the Beloved physician” (Colossians 4:14 )
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A faith without works is said by James to be a dead faith, and Abraham is presented as being justified by his works because he was prepared to sacrifice his Beloved son
Genesis, Theology of - Jacob is tricked into marrying Leah, sister of his Beloved Rachel, and Rachel is for some time barren
Abraham - " His giving up his only and well Beloved son (by Sarah) typifies the Father's not sparing the Only Begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father, in order that He might spare us
the Angel of the Church in Smyrna - "Eighty-and-six years," answered Polycarp, "I have served Jesus Christ, and He has never once wronged or deceived me, how then can I reproach Him!" And then as some of the executioners were binding the aged saint, and others were lighting the fire, certain who stood by took down this prayer from his lips: "O Father of Thy well-beloved Son Jesus Christ
Philippi - None of his converts gave him the same unalloyed satisfaction as the Philippians, his ‘beloved and longed for,’ his ‘joy and crown’ (Philippians 4:1)
John, the Gospel According to - That the Beloved disciple (called episteethios from his reclining on Jesus' breast) was the writer appears from John 19:25-27; John 19:35; John 21:24; John 1:14
Christ in the Early Church - The Church, he says, believes in ‘one Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who became incarnate for our salvation; … and the ascension into heaven in the flesh of the Beloved Christ Jesus, our Lord, and His future manifestation from heaven in the glory of the Father to gather all things in one, and to raise up anew all flesh of the whole human race, in order that to Christ Jesus, our Lord and God and Saviour and King, every knee should bow,’ etc. Beloved, attend to the commandments of the Lord
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - His desire to flee from the world, with his Beloved Basil, was established, and only frustrated by the passionate entreaties of his weeping mother that her only child, for whom she had given up all, would not desert her. The insult to his Beloved empress would be certain to be keenly resented and terribly avenged
Inspiration - Paul in a great part of his journeyings, and honoured by him with this title, "Luke, the Beloved physician," Colossians...
Luke 4:14 . Paul, says, "Even as our Beloved brother Paul, also, according to the wisdom given unto him, hath written unto you," 2 Peter 3:15
Baptism - At the same time that the outward minister set Him apart, the Holy Spirit from heaven gave Him inwardly the unction of His fullness without measure; and the Father declared His acceptance of Him as the sinners' savior, the anointed prophet, priest, and king (John 3:34; John 1:16): "This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased
Ephesians, Book of - As usual, Paul concluded his letter with a benediction, praying for peace, love, faith, and grace for his Beloved readers
Birds - Because of the gentleness of the dove and because of its faithfulness to its mate, this bird is used as a descriptive title of one's Beloved in the Song of Solomon (Song of Song of Solomon 2:14 ; Song of Song of Solomon 5:2 ; Song of Song of Solomon 6:9 )
James, Epistle of - Again, we find Christ mentioned (probably) in connexion with the Parousia ( 1Ma 2:52 ) [2]; ‘beloved brethren’ ( James 1:16 ; James 1:19 , James 2:5 ), the new birth ( James 1:18 ), the Kingdom ( James 2:5 ), the name which is blasphemed ( James 2:7 ), and the royal law of liberty ( James 1:25 , James 2:8 ) are all predominantly Christian ideas
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Matthew 1:1-4:25 opens the Gospel with the royal genealogy and builds to the proclamation of God in Matthew 11:25-3022 : “This is my Beloved Son
Lazarus - ’ Lazarus occupied the place of honour, reclining on Abraham’s breast, even as the Beloved disciple at the Last Supper reclined on the Master’s (John 13:23)
Confession - ...
‘This confession is a disciplinary act of great humiliation and prostration of the man; it regulates the dress, the food; it enjoins sackcloth and ashes; it defiles the body with dust, and subdues the spirit with anguish; it bids a man alter his life, and sorrow for past sin; it restricts meat and drink to the greatest simplicity possible; it nourishes prayer by fasting; it inculcates groans and tears and invocations of the Lord God day and night, and teaches the penitent to cast himself at the feet of the presbyters, and to fall on his knees before the Beloved of God, and to beg of all the brethren to intercede on his behalf’ (de Pœn
Christian (the Name) - 3, ‘the God-beloved and God-fearing people of the Christians’), in Gaul by the middle of the 2nd cent
Crucifixion - And He thought of His mother, as she stood by distracted with grief, and commended her to the care of the Beloved disciple
the Man Who Found Treasure Hid in a Field - I would have given all the world to be back in my Beloved Oxford
Peter - " And if preachers pronounced benedictions after their sermons in those days, then we surely have Peter's Solomon's-porch benediction preserved to us in these apostolic words of his: "Ye therefore, Beloved, seeing ye know all these things, beware lest ye also fall from your steadfastness
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The Beloved in whom the church is accepted, Ephesians 1:6
Coelestinus, Commonly Called Celestine, b.p. of Rome - Peter, to a general oversight ("necessitatem de omnibus tractandi"), and directing his "beloved brethren" to refer all causes to his deputy, Rufus of Thessalonica, and not to consecrate bishops, nor hold councils, without the sanction of that bishop
Atonement - It is rendered, indeed, "worthy of all acceptation," by the circumstance of its meeting the difficulties we have just dwelt upon,—difficulties which could not otherwise have failed to make a gloomy impression upon every offender awakened to a sense of his spiritual danger; but it must be very inattentively considered, if it does not farther commend itself to us, by not only removing the apprehensions we might feel as to the severity of the divine Lawgiver, but as exalting him in our esteem as "the righteous Lord, who loveth righteousness," who surrendered his Beloved Son to suffering and death, that the influence of moral goodness might not be weakened in the hearts of his creatures; and as a God of love, affording in this instance a view of the tenderness and benignity of his nature infinitely more impressive and affecting than any abstract description could convey, or than any act of creating and providential power and grace could exhibit, and, therefore, most suitable to subdue that enmity which had unnaturally grown up in the hearts of his creatures, and which, when corrupt, they so easily transfer from a law which restrains their inclination to the Lawgiver himself
Apostle - Their names were, Simon Peter; Andrew, his brother; James the greater, the son of Zebedee; and John his brother, who was the Beloved disciple; Philip of Bethsaida; Bartholomew; Thomas, called Didymus, as having a twin brother; Matthew or Levi, who had been a publican; James, the son of Alpheus, called James the less; Lebbeus, surnamed Thaddeus, and who was also called Judas or Jude, the brother of James; Simon, the Canaanite, so called, as some have thought, because he was a native of Cana, or, as Dr
Joshua - "...
Once only did Joshua show an envious spirit, but it was in behalf of his Beloved master Moses, not for self
Solomon - The name given him by Nathan ( 2 Samuel 12:25 ), Jedidiah (‘beloved of J″ Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis - "Know, my Beloved son," he writes to Jerome, "that Amalek is destroyed to the very root; on the hill of Rephidim has been erected the banner of the cross
Ephesians, Theology of - 5), chosen in the Beloved (Messiah) for God's glory, that is, to declare the sovereignty of monotheism, (v
Joseph - THE LORD WAS WITH JOSEPH...
JOSEPH, the future ruler of Egypt, was tlie late-born and the greatly-beloved son of Jacob and Rachel
Magi - In that Cyrus acknowledged the true God to be supreme, and thus renounces his former faith; and the example, the public example, of a prince so Beloved, and whose reign was so extended, could not fail to influence the religious opinions of his people
Presence (2) - He gave up the workshop at Nazareth for the theatre of the world, because He knew Himself as God’s Beloved Son (Luke 3:22; Luke 12:35-36; Luke 4:14)
Colossians, Theology of - Paul uses the language of warfare, as he notes that God "rescued" believers out of Satan's dark domain and "transferred" them into the kingdom of his Beloved Son (1:13-14)
Calvinists - ...
We give thanks to God always for you brethren Beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth
Ethics - By this simple domestic simile Jesus initiates the supreme Christian ideal of Christlikeness, the imitation of God as Beloved children, conformed to the image of his Son (Romans 8:29 ; Ephesians 5:1 )
Gentiles - It follows that, from the time when the Voice from heaven had proclaimed Him to be God’s Beloved Son, and from the beginning of His ‘training of the Twelve,’ Jesus had been conscious of His right to ‘the name in which all the hopes of the OT were gathered up’ (Encyclopaedia Biblica iii
Messiah - ]'>[7] monarch Naram-Sin, ‘beloved of SIN
Paul as a Man of Prayer - " Had Sir Thomas Browne lived in Paul's day the praying Apostle would have ranked him with Luke and would have called them his two Beloved physicians
Family - In Philom 18 Onesimus is said to be ‘no longer a slave, but more than a slave, a brother Beloved
David - in His Races - And therefore it has been that they are the only two, father and son, to whom a voice came from heaven saying, Thou art a man after Mine own heart, and, This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased
Achan - God giveth His Beloved sleep
Nebuchadnezzar - For, was not Nebuchadnezzar, with all his power and with all his pride, prostrate again and again at Daniel's feet? Did not king Nebuchadnezzar fall upon his face, and worship Daniel, and command that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours to Daniel? What could it have been, then, that kept Daniel's heart so sweetly humble through all that, till Daniel was a man greatly Beloved of Him who resisteth the proud and giveth grace to the humble? It was prayer that did it
Timothy And Titus Epistles to - -Paul, appointed by God as an apostle of Jesus Christ to proclaim the promise of life in Christ Jesus, addresses Timothy, his well-beloved son in the gospel
David - Beloved, the eighth and youngest son of Jesse, a citizen of Bethlehem
Election - ’ The thought appears early in the sub-Apostolic Church, For in Clement’s Epistle to the Corinthians he urges them to ‘pray with earnest supplication and intercession that the Creator of all would preserve unharmed the constituted number of His elect in all the world through His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, through whom He called us from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge of the glory of His name’ (lix
Ebionism (2) - ), the fact is sufficiently accounted for, on the one hand, by that humane and philanthropic spirit which is so characteristic of the Third Evangelist and so natural in one who is called ‘the Beloved physician’; and, on the other, as Zahn has suggested (Einleitung, ii
Leprosy - In the same way the Synoptists, and among them Luke, the ‘beloved physician,’ in using λέπρα and λεπρος, were using words which had a definite meaning to the outside world
Genealogies of Jesus Christ - In the case of Ruth this is fully satisfactory; and the conduct of the other three women is represented in Scripture as justified or pardoned, Judah was obliged to say of Tamar, ‘She is more righteous than I’ (Genesis 38:26); the remembrance of Rahab’s former life was blotted out by her subsequent faith (James 2:25, Hebrews 11:31); there is no intimation in Scripture that Bathsheba was morally responsible for the sin into which she was forced by a powerful king, and certainly the birth of Solomon is not represented as in any way displeasing to God, but rather the contrary (see 2 Samuel 12:25, where Nathan named the child ‘Jedidiah [5] for the Lord’s sake’; cf
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Peter's humility and love are beautifully illustrated in his submitting to the reproach of a junior, and seemingly adopting Paul's view, and in calling him '"our Beloved brother," and confirming the doctrine of "God's longsuffering being for salvation," from Paul's epistles: 2 Peter 3:15-166 (1618168551_44)
Atonement (2) - For the Voice blends the prophecy of the royal Son (Psalms 2:7) with that of the Beloved Servant (Isaiah 42:1), and the Temptation is essentially the refusal of Messianic royalty on any condition but that of suffering service
Perseverance - ‘Beloved, let us love one another,’ urges St
Acts of the Apostles - Of minor interests we notice medicine, as we should expect from ‘the Beloved physician’; and the rival science of sorcery; the position and influence of women ( Acts 1:14 , Acts 8:3 ; Acts 8:12 , Acts 9:2 , Acts 13:50 , Acts 16:14 , Acts 17:4 ; Acts 17:12 ; Acts 17:34 , Acts 21:5 ; Acts 21:9 , Acts 22:4 etc
Consciousness - It was a witness to His Sonship, ‘Thou art my Beloved Son’; to His sinlessness, ‘in thee I am well pleased’; and to His Messiahship, ‘He saw the heavens rent asunder, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him’ (see Isaiah 42:1)
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(δ) Supernatural fire is the agent by which the nations, Gog and Magog, are consumed, and their attempt to capture ‘the Beloved city’ frustrated (Revelation 20:9)
Animals - So in the Song of Solomon (Song of Solomon 4:1) the locks of the Beloved are compared to ‘a flock of goats that appear from Mt
Liberius, Bishop of Rome - ) there is a letter purporting to be addressed by Liberius to his "beloved brethren and fellow-bishops throughout the East," declaring that he agrees and communicates with them; and that Athanasius, having been summoned to Rome and refused to come, is out of communion with himself and the Roman church
Fire - ...
(δ) Supernatural fire is the agent by which the nations, Gog and Magog, are consumed, and their attempt to capture ‘the Beloved city’ frustrated (Revelation 20:9)
David - ("beloved"
Religion (2) - Into the secrets of His sublime self-consciousness as the Beloved Son of God and one with the Father we cannot penetrate
Slave, Slavery - The Epistle to Philemon, though written to restore a runaway slave to his master, had within it the seeds of revolution in the words, ‘No longer as a bondservant, but … a brother Beloved’ (v
Matthew, Gospel According to - He was ‘the Beloved’ (Matthew 3:17, Matthew 17:5) whom God had eternally chosen (Matthew 3:16, Matthew 12:18), and to whom God had eternally given all things (Matthew 22:1-104) and all power (Matthew 28:18)
John, Epistles of - It was addressed to a circle of readers, as is shown by the words, ‘I write unto you,’ ‘beloved,’ and ‘little children,’ but it was not restricted to any particular church, nor does it contain any specific personal messages
John, Gospel of - As deliberate self-suppression this can be understood, but as an attempt on the part of a writer a century afterwards to pose as ‘the Beloved disciple,’ a prominent figure in elaborate descriptions of entirely imaginary scenes, it is unparalleled in literature and incredible in a religious historian
Mahometanism - He entrusted his Beloved wife, Raphsa, the daughter of Omar, with the keeping of the chest of his apostleship, in which were laid up all the originals of the revelations he pretended to have received by the ministration of the Angel Gabriel, and out of which the Koran, consisting of one hundred and fourteen surats, or chapters, of very unequal length, was composed after his death
Peter - In the so-called appendix to John (21) Simon Peter is the chief actor, but the Beloved disciple standing in the background is certainly a formidable rival for the honour of first place
Julius (5), Bishop of Rome - He regards the return at last of their Beloved bishop after such prolonged affliction as a reward granted to their unwavering affection for him, shewn by their continual prayers and their letters of sympathy that had consoled his exile, as well as to his own faithfulness
Personality - It was associated with that enhancing of His self-consciousness which was represented by the descent of the Spirit as that of a dove, and the hearing of a voice, ‘Thou art my Beloved Son’ (Mark 1:10)
Romans, Epistle to the - But they are still Beloved, for the sake of the fathers
Atonement - ...
(2) The Baptism and the Temptation of Jesus, which initiated Him into the course of His public ministry, were events associated in the minds of those who preserved the Synoptic tradition with the voice from heaven, ‘Thou art my Beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased’ (Luke 3:22)
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - In the latter days one Beloved of the Lord Ignatius - ...
Before leaving Troas, Ignatius receives comforting news of his Beloved Church of Antioch
Moravians - ...
Since that time to the year 1792 the brethren did not cease to make application to the Dutch government for leave to send missionaries to the Cape, especially as they heard that the small Hottentot congregation had kept together for some time, in earnest expectation of the return of their Beloved teacher
Egypt - Abram's visit (Genesis 12:10-20) was in a time of Egypt's prosperity; nor is Abram's fear lest Sarai should be taken, and he slain for her sake, indicative of a savage state such as would exist under the foreign Hyksos rather than the previous native Egyptian kings; for in the papyrus d'Orbiney in the British Museum, of the age of Rameses II of a native dynasty, the 19th, the story of the two brothers (the wife of the elder of whom acts toward the younger as Potiphar's wife toward Joseph) represents a similar act of violence (the Pharaoh of the time sending two armies to take a beautiful wife and murder her husband on the advice of the royal councilors), at the time of Egypt's highest civilization; and this attributed not to a tyrant, but to one Beloved and deified at his decease
Jesus Christ - If it be indeed the work of John the ‘beloved disciple, its authority stands higher than all the rest
Tatianus - It is among you that Pelops the Beloved of Poseidon is made a banquet for the gods, that Saturn devours his own children, and Zeus swallows Metis
Valentinus, Founder of a Gnostic Sect - not merely found in books—read with Heinrici κοινά instead of κενά) "are words from the heart"; and proceeds "The law written in the heart is the People of the Beloved One both loved and loving" (Grabe was wrong in proposing to emend λαός into λόγος)
John, Gospel of (Critical) - If, on the other hand, the writer was the Beloved disciple, an eye-witness possessing a specially intimate knowledge of the mind and character of Jesus, we have an assurance that when, for example, he wrote the opening sentences of the Gospel, he felt himself in touch not merely with current theological
John, Gospel of (ii. Contents) - John’s Gospel appears to have been the immediate cause of the plot against the life of Jesus; the washing of the disciples’ feet at the Last Supper; the conversation with Pilate at the trial; the presence of the Beloved disciple and Mary at the Cross; the appearance to Thomas after the Resurrection
Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria - Julius dwelt on the well-tried worth of Athanasius, on his own happiness in gaining such a friend, on the steady faith which the Alexandrians had exhibited, on the rapture with which they would celebrate his return; and concluded by invoking for his "beloved brethren" the blessings "which eye had not seen, nor ear heard
Donatus And Donatism - The Maximianists were hunted from place to place, and the treatment of the aged and Beloved bp
Lutherans - They represented it as an effect produced by the infusion of divine grace into the mind; not as a consequent to a well spent life, but as preceding all remunerable obedience, as the intervening point between might and day, the gloom of a guilty and the light of a self-approving conscience; or, in other words, and to adopt their own phraseology, as the exact boundary where merit of congruity ends and where merit of condignity begins, the infallible result of a previous disposition on our part, which never fails of alluring from on high that supernatural quality which, being itself love, renders the soul Beloved
Confession - In his treatise against heresies, this father affirms that "the faith of the church planted throughout the whole world," consisted in the belief of "one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and sea, and all that are in them; and one Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who became incarnate for our salvation; and one Holy Spirit, who foretold, through the Prophets, the dispensations and advents, and the generation by the virgin, and the passion, and the resurrection from the dead, and the ascension in the flesh into heaven, of Jesus Christ our Beloved Lord, and his appearing from heaven in the glory of the Father, to unite together all things under one head, and to raise every individual of the human race; that unto Christ Jesus, our Lord and God, and Saviour and King, every knee may bow, and every tongue confess; that he may pronounce just sentence upon all
Person of Christ - Even when at the Baptism a Divine voice hails Him as God’s Beloved Son, the words denote simply His definitive consecration to the Messianic office, as is shown by the clear echo of Psalms 2:7
Odes of Solomon - ) we find the following passage: ‘I love the Beloved, and my soul loves Him
Julianus, Flavius Claudius, Emperor - As he drew the unwonted garb around him in place of his Beloved pallium, he was heard to mutter the line of Homer, to which his wit gave a new shade of meaning:...
"Him purple death and destiny embraced" ...
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