What does Curse mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
הַקְּלָלָ֖ה curse 4
וְלִקְלָלָ֖ה curse 3
κατάρας an execration 3
יְבָרֲכֶֽךָּ to bless 2
לָקֹ֤ב to curse 2
קָֽבָה־ to curse 2
וְלִקְלָלָ֔ה curse 2
יִקְּבֻ֥הוּ to pierce 2
אָֽרָה־ to curse. 2
יְקַלְלוּ־ to be slight 1
וְהַקְּלָלָ֗ה curse 1
וּקְלָלָֽה curse 1
קְלָלָ֣ה curse 1
ἀνάθεμα a thing set up or laid by in order to be kept. / a thing devoted to God without hope of being redeemed 1
יְקַֽלְלוּ־ to be slight 1
יְקַלֶּלְךָ֥ to be slight 1
לְקַֽלְל֔וֹ to be slight 1
לְקַלֵּ֥ל to be slight 1
וְקִלֵּ֧ל to be slight 1
לְקַלֵּ֨ל to be slight 1
תְּקַלֵּ֖ל to be slight 1
תְּקַלֵּ֔ל to be slight 1
תְקַלֵּ֣ל to be slight 1
וְהַקְּלָלָ֔ה curse 1
הַקְּלָלָ֔ה curse 1
קִֽלְלַ֥ת curse 1
וְלִשְׁבֻעָ֖ה oath 1
בִּשְׁבֻעַ֣ת oath 1
וּבִשְׁבוּעָ֗ה oath 1
לִשְׁבוּעָה֙ oath 1
וְהַשְּׁבֻעָ֗ה oath 1
קְלָלָ֜ה curse 1
קְ֝לָלָ֗ה curse 1
קִֽלֲלַ֖ת curse 1
וִֽיקַלֵּ֔ל to be slight 1
וְלִקְלָלָ֛ה curse 1
לִקְלָלָ֣ה curse 1
וְלִקְלָלָ֣ה curse 1
קְלָלָ֔ה curse 1
לִקְלָלָ֔ה curse 1
קִלְלָתְךָ֖ curse 1
קְלָלָ֖ה curse 1
לְקַֽלְלֶֽךָּ to be slight 1
וְקַבֹּ֥תוֹ to curse 1
קַלֵּ֣ל to be slight 1
אָאֹ֑ר to curse. 1
תָאֹר֙ to curse. 1
תָּאֹ֖ר to curse. 1
אֹ֥רוּ to curse. 1
א֣וֹרוּ to curse. 1
אֹרְרֵי־ to curse. 1
אֹרְרֶ֣יךָ to curse. 1
תָאֹֽר to curse. 1
הַמְאָֽרֲרִ֑ים to curse. 1
אָלִית֙ to swear 1
καταρώμεθα to curse 1
καταρᾶσθε to curse 1
κατάρα an execration 1
κατάραν an execration 1
καταθεματίζειν to curse. 1
κατάθεμα curse. 1
הַמְאָֽרֲרִֽים to curse. 1
הַֽמְאָרֲרִ֖ים to curse. 1
יְקַלֵּ֞ל to be slight 1
הַמְּאֵרָ֔ה curse. 1
וַֽיְקַלְלֵ֖ם to be slight 1
ἀναθεματίζειν to devote to destruction. 1
וְקָבְנוֹ־ to curse 1
יִקְּבֻ֣הוּ to pierce 1
תִקֳּבֶ֑נּוּ to pierce 1
אֶקֹּ֔ב to pierce 1
בַּמְּאֵרָה֙ curse. 1
מְאֵרַ֣ת curse. 1
הַמְאָֽרֲרִים֙ to curse. 1
הוֹצֵאתִ֗יהָ to go out 1
חֵֽרֶם a thing devoted 1
לְחֵ֔רֶם a thing devoted 1
לַחֵ֙רֶם֙ a thing devoted 1
חֶרְמִ֖י a thing devoted 1
בָּרֵ֥ךְ to bless 1
וְאָרוֹתִ֖י to curse. 1
תַּאֲלָֽתְךָ֖ curse. 1

Definitions Related to Curse


   1 an execration, imprecation, Curse.


   1 to Curse.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to Curse.
         1a2 cursed be he (participle used pr in curses).
      1b (Niphal) to be cursed, cursed.
      1c (Piel) to Curse, lay under a Curse, put a Curse on.
      1d (Hophal) to be made a Curse, be cursed.


   1 Curse, vilification, execration.


   1 a thing devoted, thing dedicated, ban, devotion.
   2 a net, thing perforated.
   3 have been utterly destroyed, (appointed to) utter destruction.


   1 to Curse, utter a Curse against.
      1a (Qal) to Curse.


   1 to pierce, perforate, bore, appoint.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to pierce, bore.
         1a2 to prick off, designate.
      1b (Niphal) to be pricked off, be designated, be specified.
   2 (Qal) to Curse, blaspheme.


   1 oath, Curse.
      1a oath.
         1a1 attesting of innocence.
         1a2 Curse.
      1b oath (of Jehovah).


   1 to be slight, be swift, be trifling, be of little account, be light.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to be slight, be abated (of water).
         1a2 to be swift.
         1a3 to be trifling, be of little account.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be swift, show oneself swift.
         1b2 to appear trifling, be too trifling, be insignificant.
         1b3 to be lightly esteemed.
      1c (Piel).
         1c1 to make despicable.
         1c2 to Curse.
      1d (Pual) to be cursed.
      1e (Hiphil). 1e1 to make light, lighten. 1e2 to treat with contempt, bring contempt or dishonour.
      1f (Pilpel).
         1f1 to shake.
         1f2 to whet.
      1g (Hithpalpel) to shake oneself, be moved to and fro.


   1 to bless, kneel.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to kneel.
         1a2 to bless.
      1b (Niphal) to be blessed, bless oneself.
      1c (Piel) to bless.
      1d (Pual) to be blessed, be adored.
      1e (Hiphil) to cause to kneel.
      1f (Hithpael) to bless oneself.
   2 (TWOT) to praise, salute, Curse.


   1 Curse.


   1 a thing set up or laid by in order to be kept.
      1a specifically, an offering resulting from a vow, which after being consecrated to a god was hung upon the walls or columns of the temple, or put in some other conspicuous place.
   2 a thing devoted to God without hope of being redeemed, and if an animal, to be slain; therefore a person or thing doomed to destruction.
      2a a Curse.
      2b a man accursed, devoted to the direst of woes.


   1 to Curse, doom, imprecate evil upon.


   1 Curse.


   1 to Curse.


   1 to devote to destruction.
   2 to declare one’s self liable to the severest divine penalties.


   1 to go out, come out, exit, go forth.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to go or come out or forth, depart.
         1a2 to go forth (to a place).
         1a3 to go forward, proceed to (to or toward something).
         1a4 to come or go forth (with purpose or for result).
         1a5 to come out of.
      1b (Hiphil).
         1b1 to cause to go or come out, bring out, lead out.
         1b2 to bring out of.
         1b3 to lead out.
         1b4 to deliver.
      1c (Hophal) to be brought out or forth.


   1 Curse.


   1 to swear, Curse.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to swear, take an oath (before God).
         1a2 to Curse.
      1b (Hiphil).
         1b1 to put under oath, adjure.
         1b2 to put under a Curse.

Frequency of Curse (original languages)

Frequency of Curse (English)


Holman Bible Dictionary - Curse
See Blessing and Cursing .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Curse
Denounced by God against the serpent (Genesis 3:14 ), and against Cain (4:11). These divine maledictions carried their effect with them. Prophetical curses were sometimes pronounced by holy men (Genesis 9:25 ; 49:7 ; Deuteronomy 27:15 ; Joshua 6:26 ). Such curses are not the consequence of passion or revenge, they are predictions. No one on pain of death shall curse father or mother (Exodus 21:17 ), nor the prince of his people (22:28), nor the deaf (Leviticus 19:14 ). Cursing God or blaspheming was punishable by death (Leviticus 24:10-16 ). The words "curse God and die" (RSV, "renounce God and die"), used by Job's wife (Job 2:9 ), have been variously interpreted. Perhaps they simply mean that as nothing but death was expected, God would by this cursing at once interpose and destroy Job, and so put an end to his sufferings.
Webster's Dictionary - Curse
(v. i.) To utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear.
(v. t.) Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation.
(v. t.) The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.
(v. t.) To bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which will be a cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to harass or torment.
(v. t.) To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
(v. t.) An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Curse
The action of wishing any tremendous evil to another. In Scripture language it signifies the just and lawful sentence of God's law, condemning sinners to suffer the full punishment of their sin, Galatians 3:10 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Curse
CURSE . See Ban and Excommunication.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Curse
CURSE.—Two widely different words are in Authorized Version translated ‘curse.’ It will be sufficient to trace their meaning, so far as the ideas represented by them are found in the Gospels.
1. הַרָם, ἀνάθεμα, ‘an accursed (Authorized Version) or devoted ( Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885) thing.’ (a) In its higher application this word signifies a thing devoted—wholly or in part, permanently or temporarily, voluntarily or by Divine decree—to a use (or an abstinence) exclusively sacred. This is not a curse at all in the modern sense of the word; it corresponds more nearly to the nature of a vow. With this extension of meaning we may see a genuine instance in the special consecration of John the Baptist (Luke 1:15; Luke 7:33), and a corrupt instance in the system of Corban (Mark 7:11 ff.). (b) In its darker application it denotes an extreme and punitive ban of extermination. This is of frequent occurrence in OT, but in the Gospels no clear case is found, unless, indeed, under this head we include all the death-penalties of the Jewish law (Jn [1] 8:5), especially the punishment attempted (John 8:59; John 10:31 ff.) and finally inflicted upon Christ Himself on the charge of blasphemy (Mark 14:63 f., John 19:7). It is well to notice, in connexion with this kind of anathema, the strong expression used by Christ in addressing the Canaanitish woman, as one descended from a ‘devoted’ race (Matthew 15:26). It may be added that profanity, in the special form of self-cursing, seems to have adopted language derived from this ban; see Matthew 26:74, Mark 14:71 (καταθεματίζειν and ἀναθεματίζειν). Romans 9:3 naturally suggests itself as a verbal illustration; in other respects it is a complete contrast.* [2] (c) The ban of extermination gave place, under certain conditions, to the remedial discipline of excommunication; that is to say, a temporary ‘cutting off from the congregation’; referred to, as a Jewish institution, in John 9:22; John 12:42; John 16:2, and, as a Christian (apparently), in Matthew 18:17. (See also Westcott on 1 John 5:16).
2. קְלָלָה, κατάρα, ‘curse.’—() This is the word regularly used to denote a curse in the general sense, as the natural antithesis of a blessing; it is not charged (as ‘anathema’ essentially is) with sacred associations; its quality, which is capable of all degrees, from Divine to devilish, is to be decided by the context () The disappearance of cursing in the NT marks very forcibly the contrast between the spirit of the New dispensation and that of the Old; for in the OT its presence is at times painfully prominent. See Luke 9:54 f., where even the unauthorized additions of some MSS [3] are undoubtedly a true comment. Such instances as are found or are alleged in the Epistles are judicial in tone, not irresponsible and malevolent. The exceptional case which occurs of a curse uttered by Christ (upon the fig-tree [4], Matthew 21:19 ff., Mark 11:12 ff.) is probably to be taken as a sign given to impress His warning of impending judgments (Matthew 21:41; Matthew 21:43; Matthew 23:37 f., Matthew 24:21 ff., Matthew 24:32 ff. etc.). It is a reminder that we may not so exaggerate the goodness of God as to leave no place for His severity. Christ applies the words ‘ye cursed’ to those who shall be on His left hand at the Last Day (Matthew 25:41). (c) Christ became a ‘curse’ (Galatians 3:13, see Lightfoot, ad loc.). It belongs to the Epistles to unfold the bearing of this truth; but the fact is implied in the measures taken by the Jews, after the Crucifixion, to avert its consequences (John 19:31, cf. Deuteronomy 21:22 f.). In the Roman view the shame of crucifixion, in the Jewish view its accursed nature, formed the special sting of such a death. Hence in the matter of salvation, which ‘is from the Jews’ (John 4:22), the curse must necessarily be involved in the Death’s redemptive efficacy.
F. S. Ranken.
King James Dictionary - Curse
CURSE, pret. and pp. cursed or curst.
1. To utter a wish of evil against one to imprecate evil upon to call for mischief or injury to fall upon to execrate. Thou shalt not curse the ruler of thy people. Exodus 22 .
Bless and curse not. Romans 12 .
Curse me this people, for they are too mighty for me. Numbers 22 .
2. To injure to subject to evil to vex, harass or torment with great calamities. On impious realms and barbarous kings impose thy plagues, and curse em with such sons as those.
3. To devote to evil. CURSE, To utter imprecations to affirm or deny with imprecations of divine vengeance.
Then began he to curse and to swear. Matthew 26 .
1. Malediction the expression of a wish of evil to another. Shimei--who cured me with a grievous curse. 1 Kings 2 .
2. Imprecation of evil. They entered into a curse, and into an oath. Nehemiah 10 .
3. Affliction torment great vexation. I will make this city a curse to all nations. Jeremiah 26 .
4. Condemnation sentence of divine vengeance on sinners. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law. Galatians 3 .
5. Denunciation of evil. The priest shall write all these curses in a book. Numbers 5 .
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Curse
We cannot be too attentive to those terms, as they refer to the original curse pronounced on the fall of our first parents, and those curses again proclaimed at the giving of the law on mount Sinai, as the penalty of disobedience. For the proper apprehension of our whole nature being involved in the guilt and condemnation of them, and our total inability to help ourselves, will from a means, under divine teaching, to discover how Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of both, being made "a curse for us." (Galatians 3:13) The whole plan and purpose of redemption turns upon this hinge. Every thing that is blessed and consolatory in redemption is founded in this. Faith looks to Jesus for deliverance from all. And the apostle's hymn of praise becomes the hymn of every regenerated believer, that "as sin hath reigned unto death, even so doth grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 5:21)
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Curse, the
The punishment pronounced by God consequent on the sin of Adam and Eve. Man was not cursed; but the curse fell on the serpent and on the ground: in sorrow man was to eat of the fruit of the ground all the days of his life, and in sorrow was the woman to bring forth children. Genesis 3:17 . After the flood, the Lord smelled a sweet savour from Noah's sacrifice, and said in His heart, "I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth." Genesis 8:21 . A new economy of the heaven and earth had begun, and God would not again curse; but acted in it according to the sweet savour of Noah's sacrifice. Man was encouraged; the seasons should continue as long as the earth remained. Genesis 8:22 . God made a covenant with Noah and his seed, and with every living creature, and as a token thereof He set the bow in the cloud. Genesis 9:8-17 .
The whole creation is made subject to vanity, and groans and travails in pain for deliverance. Romans 8:20-22 . Deliverance is certain. Thorns and briers were the proof of a curse, Isaiah 32:13 ; but a time is coming when "instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree." Isaiah 55:13 . The weak and the strong of the animal world shall also dwell happily together in the millennium. Isaiah 11:6-9 . In a higher sense Christ has redeemed Jewish believers from the curse of the law, being made a curse for them, for cursed is every one that hangeth upon a tree. Galatians 3:13 .
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Curse, Cursing, Cursed, AcCursed
A — 1: ἀρά (Strong's #685 — Noun Feminine — ara — ar-ah' ) in its most usual meaning, "a malediction, cursing" (its other meaning is "a prayer"), is used in Romans 3:14 (often in the Sept.).
A — 2: κατάρα (Strong's #2671 — Noun Feminine — katara — kat-ar'-ah ) kata, "down," intensive, and No. 1, denotes an "execration, imprecation, curse," uttered out of malevolence, James 3:10 ; 2 Peter 2:14 ; or pronounced by God in His righteous judgment, as upon a land doomed to barrenness, Hebrews 6:8 ; upon those who seek for justification by obedience, in part or completely, to the Law, Galatians 3:10,13 ; in this 13th verse it is used concretely of Christ, as having "become a curse" for us, i.e., by voluntarily undergoing on the Cross the appointed penalty of the "curse." He thus was identified, on our behalf, with the doom of sin. Here, not the verb in the Sept. of Deuteronomy 21:23 is used (see B, No. 3), but the concrete noun.
A — 3: ἄγε (Strong's #33 — interrogative — anathema — ag'-eh ) transliterated from the Greek, is frequently used in the Sept., where it translates the Heb. cherem, "a thing devoted to God," whether (a) for His service, as the sacrifices, Leviticus 27:28 (cp. anathema, a votive offering, gift), or (b) for its destruction, as an idol, Deuteronomy 7:26 , or a city, Joshua 6:17 . Later it acquired the more general meaning of "the disfavor of Jehovah," e.g., Zechariah 14:11 . This is the meaning in the NT. It is used of (a) the sentence pronounced, Acts 23:14 (lit., "cursed themselves with a curse;" see anathematizo below); (b) of the object on which the "curse" is laid, "accursed;" in the following, the RV keeps to the word "anathema," Romans 9:3 ; 1 Corinthians 12:3 ; 16:22 ; Galatians 1:8,9 , all of which the AV renders by "accursed" except 1 Corinthians 16:22 , where it has "Anathema." In Galatians 1:8-9 , the Apostle declares in the strongest manner that the Gospel he preached was the one and only way of salvation, and that to preach another was to nullify the Death of Christ.
A — 4: κατανάθεμα (Strong's #2652 — Noun Neuter — katathema — kat-an-ath'-em-ah ) or, as in some mss., the longer form katanathema, is stronger than No. 3 (kata, intensive), and denotes, by metonymy, "an accursed thing" (the object cursed being put for the curse pronounced), Revelation 22:3 .
B — 1: ἀναθεματίζω (Strong's #332 — Verb — anathematizo — an-ath-em-at-id'-zo ) akin to No. 3, signifies "to declare anathema," i.e., "devoted to destruction, accursed, to curse," Mark 14:71 , or "to bind by a curse," Acts 23:12,14,21 .
B — 2: καταναθεματίζω (Strong's #2653 — Verb — katanathematizo — kat-an-ath-em-at-id'-zo ) a strengthened form of No. 1, denotes "to utter curses against," Matthew 26:74 ; cp. Mark's word concerning the same occasion (No. 1).
B — 3: καταράομαι (Strong's #2672 — Verb — kataraomai — kat-ar-ah'-om-ahee ) akin to A, No. 2, primarily signifies "to pray against, to wish evil against a person or thing," hence "to curse," Matthew 25:41 ; Mark 11:21 ; Luke 6:28 ; Romans 12:14 ; James 3:9 . Some mss. have it in Matthew 5:44 .
B — 4: κακολογέω (Strong's #2551 — Verb — kakologeo — kak-ol-og-eh'-o ) "to speak evil" (kakos, "evil," lego, "to speak"), is translated by the verb "to curse" in Matthew 15:4 ; Mark 7:10 , "to speak evil of father and mother," not necessarily "to curse," is what the Lord intended (RV). AV and RV have the verb "to speak evil" in Mark 9:39 ; Acts 19:9 . See EVIL.
C — 1: ἐπικατάρατος (Strong's #1944 — Adjective — epikataratos — ep-ee-kat-ar'-at-os ) cursed, accursed" (epi, "upon," and A, No. 2), is used in Galatians 3:10,13 .
C — 2: ἐπάνω (Strong's #1883 — Adverb — eparatos — ep-an'-o ) "accursed," is found, in the best mss., in John 7:49 , RV, "accursed," instead of No. 1.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Curse
Cursing in the ancient Hebrew world was not a burst of bad language as it usually is in the world of today. It was a pronouncement of judgment believed to bring the release of powerful forces against the person cursed (Numbers 22:6; Judges 5:23; Job 31:30; Proverbs 30:10). For this reason to curse the deaf was as great a sin as to put a stumbling block in the path of the blind. For the deaf, not having heard the curse, could not take protective action by calling for the more powerful ‘blessing’ of Yahweh (Leviticus 19:14; Psalms 109:28).
God’s curse on people or things was more than a pronouncement of devastating judgment; it was a punishment on sin (Genesis 3:14; Proverbs 3:33; Daniel 9:11; Matthew 25:41; Mark 11:14; Mark 11:20-21; Hebrews 6:7-8). That is why the judgments upon those who disobey God’s commands are called curses, and the rewards to those who obey his commands are called blessings (Deuteronomy 27:11-26; Deuteronomy 30:19; Joshua 8:33-34; Zechariah 5:3; see BLESSING). Those who disobey the law fall under God’s curse; but Jesus bore this curse when he himself became a curse in place of the sinner (Galatians 3:10; Galatians 3:13; see CROSS).
The Bible sometimes speaks of people or things that had to be destroyed as being ‘put under the curse’ or ‘devoted’. That is, they were devoted to God for destruction (Deuteronomy 7:25-26; Joshua 6:17-18; Joshua 7:1; Joshua 7:11-12; 1 Kings 20:42; Malachi 4:6) and could not under any circumstances be spared.
This was the sense in which Paul was willing to be cursed (Greek: anathema) in the place of his fellow Jews. He was willing to be cut off from Christ and totally condemned, so that his fellow Jews might be saved from judgment (Romans 9:3). He called for a similar judgment on any person who preached a false gospel (Galatians 1:8) or who hated Christ (1 Corinthians 16:22).
On the other hand the saying ‘Jesus be cursed’ became a common saying among the opponents of Christianity during the time of Paul. It seems that in Corinth, some who spoke in strange tongues even used the expression in Christian meetings. Paul referred to this to demonstrate that speaking in tongues was not necessarily speaking by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3).
A ‘woe’ pronounced on people did not have the same sense of absoluteness as a curse. It was, nevertheless, to be taken seriously. It was either a stern warning or an announcement of catastrophe or judgment (Numbers 21:29; Isaiah 5:18-22; Ezekiel 24:9; Matthew 11:21-22; Luke 6:24-26; Revelation 8:13).

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Curse - Curse, pret. Cursed or curst. Thou shalt not Curse the ruler of thy people. ...
Bless and Curse not. ...
Curse me this people, for they are too mighty for me. On impious realms and barbarous kings impose thy plagues, and Curse em with such sons as those. Curse, To utter imprecations to affirm or deny with imprecations of divine vengeance. ...
Then began he to Curse and to swear. ...
Curse, n. Shimei--who cured me with a grievous Curse. They entered into a Curse, and into an oath. I will make this city a Curse to all nations. Christ hath redeemed us from the Curse of the law. The priest shall write all these Curses in a book
Warye - ) To Curse; to Curse; to execrate; to condemn; also, to vex
Cursed - ) Deserving a Curse; execrable; hateful; detestable; abominable. ) of Curse...
Curst - ...
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imp. of Curse
Woe - See Curse
Curses - See Curse...
Anathema - See Curse
Balak - (bay' lak) In Numbers 22:2 , the king of Moab who sent for Balaam the prophet to pronounce a Curse on the Israelites. Balaam, however, spoke no Curse; and Balak was denied a military victory over Israel
Cursed - CurseD, pp. Execrated afflicted vexed tormented blasted by a Curse. Thou art Cursed from the earth. Deserving a Curse execrable hateful detestable abominable. Vexatious as a Cursed quarrel Cursed thorns
Accursed - See Curse, Accursed ...
Anathema - See Curse, Accursed ...
Anathema - ) A ban or Curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed. ) An imprecation; a Curse; a malediction. ) Any person or thing anathematized, or Cursed by ecclesiastical authority
Aran - An ark; their Curse
Ararat - The Curse of trembling
Malison - ) Malediction; Curse; execration
Curse - Curse
Anathema - * For ANATHEMA see under Curse ...
Elah - An oak; a Curse; perjury
Cursing - ) of Curse...
Beshrew - ) To Curse; to execrate
Accursed - * For ACCURSED see Curse , A, No
Accursed - In Scripture language, this means, being separated from, and under the Curse of God. ) What a sweet relief to a poor burdened soul, when led to see that Curse done away in Christ! (Galatians 3:13
Uncurse - ) To free from a Curse or an execration
Curse - Curse and CurseS...
We cannot be too attentive to those terms, as they refer to the original Curse pronounced on the fall of our first parents, and those Curses again proclaimed at the giving of the law on mount Sinai, as the penalty of disobedience. For the proper apprehension of our whole nature being involved in the guilt and condemnation of them, and our total inability to help ourselves, will from a means, under divine teaching, to discover how Christ hath redeemed us from the Curse of both, being made "a Curse for us
Risled - Zechariah 6:3 (b) It is quite evident that these horses of various colors represent various types of GOD's Curse and judgment. Certainly it is something that is a Curse to Israel
Damn - ) To invoke damnation; to Curse. ) To doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to perdition; to Curse
Anathematize - ) To pronounce an anathema against; to Curse. Hence: To condemn publicly as something accursed
Woe - ) A Curse; a malediction
Curse, the - Man was not Cursed; but the Curse fell on the serpent and on the ground: in sorrow man was to eat of the fruit of the ground all the days of his life, and in sorrow was the woman to bring forth children. After the flood, the Lord smelled a sweet savour from Noah's sacrifice, and said in His heart, "I will not again Curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth. A new economy of the heaven and earth had begun, and God would not again Curse; but acted in it according to the sweet savour of Noah's sacrifice. Thorns and briers were the proof of a Curse, Isaiah 32:13 ; but a time is coming when "instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree. In a higher sense Christ has redeemed Jewish believers from the Curse of the law, being made a Curse for them, for Cursed is every one that hangeth upon a tree
Accurse - ) To devote to destruction; to imprecate misery or evil upon; to Curse; to execrate; to anathematize
Malediction - ) A proclaiming of evil against some one; a cursing; imprecation; a Curse or execration; - opposed to benediction
Balak - After the Israelites conquered the neighboring Emorite kingdoms, he hired Balaam to Curse the Israelites
Bethelite - ), who rebuilt Jericho and experienced the Curse pronounced long before (1 Kings 16:34 )
Canaan - Of Canaan Noah said, "Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren," and then is added that he shall be the servant of Shem and of Japheth. It may seem strange that Noah did not Curse Ham personally who had not respected his father; but doubtless it was God who, in His government, led Noah, in giving forth the prophecy respecting his three sons in the new world, to visit the conduct of Ham upon his son. God had already blessed Ham along with Noah and had made a covenant with him, how then could he lead Noah to Curse him? Genesis 9:1,8 . Besides, we do not find that all Ham's sons became the servants of Shem; upon Canaan only the Curse fell. God, in the wisdom of His government, led Noah to pronounce the Curse upon Canaan, in strong contrast with the blessing of Jehovah upon Shem, which was fulfilled in Israel
Execration - The act of cursing a Curse pronounced imprecation of evil utter detestation expressed
Swallow - " In Proverbs 26:2 the sense is "as the bird ("sparrow") by wandering, as the swallow (deror ) by flying, never lights upon us, but flies to the winds, so the Curse for which we have given no just cause shall not come" to hurt us; contradicting the common superstition that a Curse brings its fulfilment, however undeserved; nay Providence shields His people from Satan's and his agents' malice. Balaam could not Curse Israel whom God had blessed (Deuteronomy 23:5), nor Shimei David, nay God requited David good instead (2 Samuel 16:5-12; Psalms 109:28)
Cursedness - ) The state of being under a Curse or of being doomed to execration or to evil
Execration - First, their name would become an object of cursing (NIV), that is, others would Curse the remnant. Alternately, their name might be used as a Curse (TEV) in the form “May you be like the remnant whom God destroyed
Execration - ) The act of cursing; a Curse dictated by violent feelings of hatred; imprecation; utter detestation expressed
Meroz - ) Judges 5:23, "curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord Curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord against the mighty" (rather among Israel's mighty ones). They gave asylum to the fleeing Canaanites accursed of God, whereas Jael who slew their general is "blessed" (Judges 5:24). The Angel of Jehovah who fought for Israel at Megiddo pronounces, through Deborah, Meroz' Curse
Cursing - Execration the uttering of a Curse a dooming to vexation or misery
Balaam - (bay' luhuhm) A non-Israelite prophet whom Balak, king of Moab, urged to Curse the invading Israelites for a fee. When they pronounced a blessing or a Curse, it was considered as true prophecy. He decided to use a prophet to Curse Israel. Balaam asked God's permission to Curse Israel. Balaam could not Curse Israel, but he taught the Moabites to bring the men of Israel into Baal worship with its immorality. What Balaam could not accomplish with a Curse he did so through seductive means. He further said that they bore a Curse as experts in greed. God is sovereign and did not allow Balaam to Curse His people. As God wills, He changes Curses into blessings
Curse - It was a pronouncement of judgment believed to bring the release of powerful forces against the person Cursed (Numbers 22:6; Judges 5:23; Job 31:30; Proverbs 30:10). For this reason to Curse the deaf was as great a sin as to put a stumbling block in the path of the blind. For the deaf, not having heard the Curse, could not take protective action by calling for the more powerful ‘blessing’ of Yahweh (Leviticus 19:14; Psalms 109:28). ...
God’s Curse on people or things was more than a pronouncement of devastating judgment; it was a punishment on sin (Genesis 3:14; Proverbs 3:33; Daniel 9:11; Matthew 25:41; Mark 11:14; Mark 11:20-21; Hebrews 6:7-8). That is why the judgments upon those who disobey God’s commands are called Curses, and the rewards to those who obey his commands are called blessings (Deuteronomy 27:11-26; Deuteronomy 30:19; Joshua 8:33-34; Zechariah 5:3; see BLESSING). Those who disobey the law fall under God’s Curse; but Jesus bore this Curse when he himself became a Curse in place of the sinner (Galatians 3:10; Galatians 3:13; see CROSS). ...
The Bible sometimes speaks of people or things that had to be destroyed as being ‘put under the Curse’ or ‘devoted’. ...
This was the sense in which Paul was willing to be Cursed (Greek: anathema) in the place of his fellow Jews. ...
On the other hand the saying ‘Jesus be Cursed’ became a common saying among the opponents of Christianity during the time of Paul. ...
A ‘woe’ pronounced on people did not have the same sense of absoluteness as a Curse
Curse, Cursing, Cursed, Accursed - 1, denotes an "execration, imprecation, Curse," uttered out of malevolence, James 3:10 ; 2 Peter 2:14 ; or pronounced by God in His righteous judgment, as upon a land doomed to barrenness, Hebrews 6:8 ; upon those who seek for justification by obedience, in part or completely, to the Law, Galatians 3:10,13 ; in this 13th verse it is used concretely of Christ, as having "become a Curse" for us, i. , by voluntarily undergoing on the Cross the appointed penalty of the "curse. , "cursed themselves with a Curse;" see anathematizo below); (b) of the object on which the "curse" is laid, "accursed;" in the following, the RV keeps to the word "anathema," Romans 9:3 ; 1 Corinthians 12:3 ; 16:22 ; Galatians 1:8,9 , all of which the AV renders by "accursed" except 1 Corinthians 16:22 , where it has "Anathema. 3 (kata, intensive), and denotes, by metonymy, "an accursed thing" (the object Cursed being put for the Curse pronounced), Revelation 22:3 . , "devoted to destruction, accursed, to Curse," Mark 14:71 , or "to bind by a Curse," Acts 23:12,14,21 . 1, denotes "to utter Curses against," Matthew 26:74 ; cp. 2, primarily signifies "to pray against, to wish evil against a person or thing," hence "to Curse," Matthew 25:41 ; Mark 11:21 ; Luke 6:28 ; Romans 12:14 ; James 3:9 . ...
B — 4: κακολογέω (Strong's #2551 — Verb — kakologeo — kak-ol-og-eh'-o ) "to speak evil" (kakos, "evil," lego, "to speak"), is translated by the verb "to Curse" in Matthew 15:4 ; Mark 7:10 , "to speak evil of father and mother," not necessarily "to Curse," is what the Lord intended (RV). ...
C — 1: ἐπικατάρατος (Strong's #1944 — Adjective — epikataratos — ep-ee-kat-ar'-at-os ) Cursed, accursed" (epi, "upon," and A, No. ...
C — 2: ἐπάνω (Strong's #1883 — Adverb — eparatos — ep-an'-o ) "accursed," is found, in the best mss. , in John 7:49 , RV, "accursed," instead of No
Adjuration - ) The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under the penalty of a Curse; an earnest appeal
ba'Lak - (spoiler ), son of Zippor, king of the Moabites, who hired Balaam to Curse the Israelites; but his designs were frustrated int he manner recorded in ( Numbers 22:24 ) (B
Adjure - ) To charge, bind, or command, solemnly, as if under oath, or under the penalty of a Curse; to appeal to in the most solemn or impressive manner; to entreat earnestly
Ban - ) A Curse or anathema. ) To Curse; to invoke evil upon. ) To Curse; to swear
Imprecate - ...
To invoke, as an evil on any one to pray that a Curse or calamity may fall on one's self or on another person
Deprecation - ) An imprecation or Curse
Zophim - A 'field' near the top of Pisgah to which Balak brought Balaam to Curse Israel
hi'el - after 915), and in whom was fulfilled the Curse pronounced by Joshua, (Joshua 6:26 ) five hundred years before
Satanians - It is said, among other things that they believed the devil to be extremely powerful, and that it was much wiser to respect and adore than to Curse him
Running Sores - The Curse placed on Joab's descendants included affliction with running sores ( 2 Samuel 3:29 NIV)
Balak - ) to Curse them; but in vain (Joshua 24:9 )
Bitter - James 3:11 (a) No one's lips should both bless and Curse
Hiel - The fulfillment of the Curse by the death of his children, proves the truth which his name signified, 1 Kings 16:34
Balaam - At the time of Israel’s migration to Canaan, the Moabite king Balak, fearing the Israelites, sent to Mesopotamia asking the soothsayer Balaam to come and put a Curse on them. Balak hoped that Balaam’s Curse would ensure Israel’s defeat (Numbers 22:1-6). (For the significance of a Curse among Israelites and other ancient peoples see Curse. )...
God showed Balaam that he was not to go, because Israel was not to be Cursed. Balaam obeyed, and instead of announcing a Curse on Israel he announced a blessing (Numbers 22:35; Numbers 22:41; Numbers 23:1-12). ...
Disappointed at this result, Balak took Balaam to another place, where he could get a better view and so be persuaded to pronounce a destructive Curse. His failure to Curse Israel meant that he did not receive the payment from Balak that he so much wanted
Maranatha - The Lord comes or has come a word used by the apostle Paul in expressing a Curse
Balaam - Commissioned by Balak, King of Moab, to Curse the Israelites
Jotham (1) - The parable, which is somewhat incongruous in parts, is intended as an appeal to the conscience of the Shechemites; in case the appeal should turn out to be fruitless (which indeed proved to be the case), Jotham utters a Curse ( Judges 9:20 ) against both Abimelech and the Shechemites; this Curse is shortly afterwards fulfilled
Zophim - Balak took Baalim there to Curse the Israelites (Numbers 23:14 )
me'Roz - Possibly it was destroyed in the obedience to the Curse
ba'Laam - Such was his reputation that when the Israelites were encamped in the plains of Moab, Balak, the king of Moab, sent for Balaam to Curse them. See (2 Peter 2:16 ) Balaam predicted a magnificent career for the people whom he was called to Curse, but he nevertheless suggested to the Moabites the expedient of seducing them to commit fornication. A battle was afterwards fought against the Midianites, in which Balaam sided with them, and was slain by the sword of the people whom he had endeavored to Curse
Remorse - Curse on th' unpard'ning prince, whom tears can draw to no remorse
Shrewd - ) Inclining to shrew; disposing to Curse or scold; hence, vicious; malicious; evil; wicked; mischievous; vexatious; rough; unfair; shrewish
Zophim, Field of - To this place Balak brought Balaam, that he might from thence Curse the children of Israel
Hiel - Some obscure event is here applied as a comment on the Curse on Jericho pronounced by Joshua
Numbers - The main points include: the consecration of the Levites and the Kohanim, the Spies' trip to Canaan, Korah's mutiny, Balaam's attempt to Curse the Israelites, and the Israelites’ war against Midian
Balak, Balac - King of Moab, son of Zippor, who sought to resist Israel in advancing to the promised land, and hired Balaam to Curse them: he was taught by that false prophet to seduce Israel to idolatry by means of fornication with their women
Hiel - ” Man from Bethel who rebuilt Jericho at the price of the life of two of his sons (1 Kings 16:34 ), fulfilling the divine Curse Joshua issued when he destroyed Jericho (Joshua 7:26 )
Hophni And Phinehas - In consequence of their deeds a Curse is twice pronounced upon the house of Eli, first by a ‘man of God’ ( 1 Samuel 2:27 ) who is not named, and again by the mouth of Samuel (ch. The Curse was accomplished when Hophni and Phinehas were slain at the battle of Aphek, and the ark of God was lost an incident which was the cause of the death of Eli (ch
Curse - Prophetical Curses were sometimes pronounced by holy men (Genesis 9:25 ; 49:7 ; Deuteronomy 27:15 ; Joshua 6:26 ). Such Curses are not the consequence of passion or revenge, they are predictions. No one on pain of death shall Curse father or mother (Exodus 21:17 ), nor the prince of his people (22:28), nor the deaf (Leviticus 19:14 ). The words "curse God and die" (RSV, "renounce God and die"), used by Job's wife (Job 2:9 ), have been variously interpreted
Anathema - Paul invoked the Curse of the ban on anyone who did not love the Lord (1 Corinthians 16:22 ). A person preaching any gospel except the gospel of grace promising justification through faith alone should be under the Curse, that is anathema (Galatians 1:8-9 )
Accursed - Doomed to destruction or misery: The city shall be accursed. I could wish myself accursed from Christ. Worthy of the Curse detestable execrable. Keep from the accursed thing
Meroz - A place which the angel of Jahweh bids men Curse, together with its inhabitants, because they did not come to fight Jahweh’s battle against Sisera
Hiel - In him was fulfilled the Curse pronounced by Joshua that he should lay the foundation of the city in his firstborn and set up the gates in his youngest son
Abiram - Oldest son of Hiel the Bethelite (1 Kings 16:34); perished at his father's laying the foundations of Jericho's fortified walls, as Joshua's Curse predicted (1 Kings 6:26)
Jealousy, Ordeal of - The ordeal consisted of two parts: a grain offering “of memorial bringing iniquity to remembrance” (Numbers 5:15 ) and the “bitter water that causeth the Curse” (Numbers 5:18 )
Anathema - That is, a Curse, a ban, signifies properly something set apart, separated, devoted. Thus Jericho, Joshua 6:17-21 , and Achan were accursed, Joshua 7:1-25 . " This last word is made up of two Syriac words, signifying, "The Lord cometh," that is, the Lord will surely come, and will execute this Curse, by condemning those who love him not
Christian: Professor Cannot be Neutral - His hours of leisure and vacation he spent not, like other boys, in idleness and play, but he was always, inventing and composing declamations, the subjects of which were cither impeachments or defenses of some of his schoolfellows; so that his master would often say, 'Boy, you will be nothing common or indifferent, you will either be a blessing or a Curse to the community. ' So remember, you who profess to be followers of the Lord Jesus, that to yon indifference is impossible; you must bless the church and the world by your holiness, or you will Curse them both by your hypocrisy and inconsistency
Ebal - Mountain near Shechem on which Moses set up the Curse for the covenant ceremony (Deuteronomy 11:29 ; Deuteronomy 27:13 ). Ebal rises 3100 feet with its stark rock, bare of vegetation, giving the appearance of Curse
Plague - 1 Kings 8:38 (a) This name is applied to the sins that Curse the soul, hinder the life, and hurt the heart
Peor - A peak in the mountain range of Moab, to which Balaamwas taken to Curse Israel
Bamidbar - The main points include: the consecration of the Levites and the Kohanim, the Spies' trip to Canaan, Korah's mutiny, Balaam's attempt to Curse the Israelites, and the Israelites� war against Midian
Curse - CURSE. —Two widely different words are in Authorized Version translated ‘curse. הַרָם, ἀνάθεμα, ‘an accursed (Authorized Version) or devoted ( Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885) thing. This is not a Curse at all in the modern sense of the word; it corresponds more nearly to the nature of a vow. * Briers - It shows how abundant are the fruits of the Curse pronounced in Eden because of the sin of man, but which will be removed in the millennium, when the myrtle, etc
Redemption - We were redeemed from the power of sin and the Curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13) through Jesus (Romans 3:24; Colossians 1:14)
pe'or - (cleft ), a mountain peak in Moab belonging to the Abarim range, and near Pisgah, to which, after having ascended Pisgah, the prophet Balaam was conducted by Balak that he might look upon the whole host of Israel and Curse them
Achan - This brought a Curse and defeat upon the people
Blood - Thus reserved, it acquires a double power: (1) that of sacrificial atonement; and (2) that of becoming a Curse when wantonly shed, unless duly expiated
Meroz - Like Chorazin, it is only mentioned in Scripture in connection with the Curse pronounced upon it
Shrew - ) To beshrew; to Curse
Peor - Balak brought Balaam there to Curse the camp of the Israelites which was visible from the site (Numbers 23:28 ; Numbers 24:2 )
Blessing And Cursing - are primary biblical emphases, as reflected in the 516 uses of words such as bless (132), blessed (285), blesses (10), blessing (70), and blessings (19); and the 199 occurrences of such words as Curse (97), Cursed (74), Curses (19), and cursing (9). The concept is almost exclusively Old Testament, which speaks of “curse” (89), “cursed” (65), “curses” (18), and “cursing” (8). The New Testament uses “curse” only 8 times, “cursed” in 9 places, “curses” in a single verse, and “cursing” in one reference. ...
An early word for “curse” in the Old Testament is arar and is used primarily in poetic and legal sections of the Old Testament. The word appears n the call of Abraham, “and Curse him that Curseth thee” ( Genesis 12:3 ). An extended Curse formula appears in Deuteronomy, where blessing and cursing are contrasted (Deuteronomy 27:15-26 ; cf. Later the same word refers to cursing the priests: “If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a Curse upon you, and I will Curse your blessings: yea, I have Cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart” (Malachi 2:2 ). ...
Another word used for “curse” in the Old Testament (qalal ) has less severe implications, although it probably came to be used as a synonym for the harsher term (arar ). It described persons lightly esteemed (2 Samuel 6:22 ) and also meant “to make contemptible”; hence, to Curse persons (Genesis 12:3 ; Exodus 21:17 ). Blessing and cursing released suprahuman powers which could bring to pass the content of the Curse or the blessing
Corban - Thus what began as a religious act of offering eventually functioned as a Curse, denying benefit to one's own parents
Baalpeor - It was to Peor that Balaam was called to Curse Israel, and where the people were ensnared to sacrifice to the gods of Moab, to eat of things sacrificed to their idols, and commit fornication
Bramble - ...
Isaiah 34:13 (b) This is a graphic picture of the deserted and forsaken land when GOD's Curse fell upon it
Balak - He was filled with terror lest they should attack and destroy him, as they had Sihon and Og, and implored the soothsayer Balaam to come and Curse them
Cross - ...
The Curse of the cross...
Israelites of Old Testament times executed their criminals by stoning them. After an execution, they hung the body of the victim on a tree as a sign to all that he was under the Curse and judgment of God (Deuteronomy 21:22-23). They considered, therefore, that he was under the Curse of God. Actually, Jesus did bear the Curse of God, but he did so on behalf of sinners, not because of any sin he had committed (Acts 5:30; Acts 10:39; Galatians 3:10-13; 1 Peter 2:24). Because the Jews had a wrong understanding of the Curse Jesus bore in his death, his crucifixion was to them a stumbling block. They could not trust in Jesus’ death on the cross as a way of salvation, and therefore they could not be saved (1 Corinthians 1:23; see Curse; STUMBLING BLOCK)
Balaam - He was hired by Balak king of Moab to Curse Israel, but God compelled him to bless instead of Curse His chosen people
Cham - On this occasion, Noe blessed Sem and Japhet for their filial piety; pronounced a Curse upon Chanaan, the son of Cham; and foretold the characteristics of Cham's descendants, and the debasement that would follow (Genesis 9)
Hophni - By their scandalous conduct they brought down a Curse on their father's house (2:22,12-27,27-36; 3:11-14)
Hiel - I refer the reader to those two passages in Scripture, for the short but striking account of this man, whose boldness, in face of the Curse Joshua pronounced, led him to so daring an act as that of building Jericho, and whose rashness the Lord so fully punished, in conformity to his servant's prediction
Adjuration - Also binding a person under a Curse to do or not to do the thing enjoined, as in Joshua 6:26 ; 1 Samuel 14:24 : cf
Devote - ) To execrate; to Curse
Locust - ...
Revelation 9:3 (c) Here we see a type of some form of Curse which GOD will send upon the earth against His enemies
Accursed - Something that lies under a Curse or sentence of excommunication. In the Jewish idiom, accursed and crucified were synonymous among them, every one was accounted accursed who died on a tree. This serves to explain the difficult passage in Romans 9:2 , where the apostle wishes himself accursed after the manner of Christ; 1:e
Wheel - This "rolling thing" furnishes the modern Arabs with a current proverb and a Curse
Pethor - Mesopotamia, when he was called by Balak to Curse Israel
Accursed - See Numbers 21:2 ); “put everyone to death” (Deuteronomy 2:34 ); “completely destroy” (Deuteronomy 20:17 ); “killed” (Joshua 6:21 ; Joshua 8:26 ); “become the Lord's permanent property” (Leviticus 27:21 ); “put a Curse on destroyed” (Judges 1:17 ). “Accursed” appears in KJV for cherem only in Joshua and in 1 Chronicles 2:7 . In Deuteronomy 21:23 and Isaiah 65:20 KJV uses “accursed” to translate another Hebrew root, qalal , “to make light of, Curse. ”...
Paul used a technical Greek term, anathema, to call for persons to be put under a holy ban or be accursed (Romans 9:3 ; 1 Corinthians 12:3 ; Galatians 1:8-9 ; compare 1 Corinthians 16:22 )
Garden, Gardener - Once only we read of a GARDENER, John 20:15 , though, since the Curse upon the ground, there must always have been some who laboured in gardens: cf. Genesis 3:19 ; Song of Solomon 1:6 ; and in Eden, before the Curse, Adam was placed in the garden 'to dress it and to keep it
Canaan - On occasion of his irreverent conduct, a prophetic Curse was denounced by Noah on Ham's posterity through Canaan
Jez'Ebel - To her, and not to Ahab, was sent the announcement that the royal wishes were accomplished, (1 Kings 21:14 ) and on her accordingly fell the prophet's Curse, as well as on her husband, (1 Kings 21:23 ) a Curse fulfilled so literally by Jehu, whose chariot-horses trampled out her life
Cain - Angered by the Divine rejection, Cain slew his brother; to avenge his blood God pronounced a Curse against Cain, banished him to the land of Nod, and marked him with a sign as a promise of special protection in his banishment
Churching - 3:16); and therefore, as bearing specialreference to the cause of all other misery, the Church hasappointed a special office of praise in acknowledgment of theprimeval Curse converted into a blessing
Aram-Naharaim - Balaam, the prophet Balak hired to Curse Israel as they entered Moab from the wilderness, came from Aram-Naharaim
Sacred - ) Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, Curse, or the like; accursed; baleful
Hoph'ni - Their brutal rapacity and lust, ( 1 Samuel 2:12-17,22 ) filled the people with disgust and indignation, and provoked the Curse which was denounced against their father's house, first by an unknown prophet, (1 Samuel 2:27-36 ) and then by Samuel
Adam - From this estate he fell by breaking the express command of God, through the temptations of Satan and the compliance of Eve; and thus brought the Curse upon himself and all his posterity. Sovereign grace interposed; a Savior was revealed, and the full execution of the Curse stayed; but Adam was banished from Eden and its tree of life, and reduced to a life of painful toil. ...
The Curse pronounced on man includes not only physical labor and toil on a barren and thorny earth, and the physical dissolution of the body, but also the exposure of the soul, the nobler part, to "everlasting death. " In that very day he should lose the moral image of his Maker, and become subject not only to physical death, but also to God's eternal wrath and Curse, which is death in the highest sense of the word, and is the doom which has fallen upon all his race
Ham - The Curse pronounced by Noah against Ham, properly against Canaan his fourth son, was accomplished when the Jews subsequently exterminated the Canaanites
Blow - ...
Haggai 1:9 (b) Here we see a type of GOD's punishment and Curse upon that which disobedient Israel sought to accomplish
Dew - Thus it is coupled in the divine blessing with rain, or mentioned as a prime source of fertility, (Genesis 27:28 ; 33:13; Zechariah 8:12 ) and its withdrawal is attributed to a Curse
Redeem - Thou hast one daughter who redeems nature from the general Curse. Christ hath redeemed us from the Curse of the law, being made a Curse for us
Blasphemy - Bad or insulting language directed at a person or thing is usually referred to as a Curse. They even tried to make the followers of Jesus Curse him – and that really would have been blasphemy (Acts 26:11). The sin Jesus condemned is not a rashly spoken Curse, but a deliberate refusal of God; not a single act, but a persistent attitude
Balaam - It is evident that though dwelling among idolaters he had some knowledge of the true God; and was held in such reputation that it was supposed that he whom he blessed was blessed, and he whom he Cursed was Cursed. When the Israelites were encamped on the plains of Moab, on the east of Jordan, by Jericho, Balak sent for Balaam "from Aram, out of the mountains of the east," to Curse them; but by the remarkable interposition of God he was utterly unable to fulfil Balak's wish, however desirous he was to do so. Though Balaam could not Curse Israel, yet he suggested a mode by which the divine displeasure might be caused to descend upon them ( Numbers 25 )
Bitter Water - ” The priest wrote the Curse (Numbers 5:21-22 ) on a parchment and washed the ink off the page into the water. If she was guilty, the Curse would take effect
Peor -
A mountain peak (Numbers 23:28 ) to which Balak led Balaam as a last effort to induce him to pronounce a Curse upon Israel
Pisgah - Balak took Balaam to its height so the prophet could see Israel and Curse them (Numbers 23:14 )
Adjure - To charge, bind or command on oath, or under the penalty of a Curse. Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city of Jericho
God - Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor Curse the ruler of thy people
Thistle - Genesis 3:18 (c) This is a very fitting symbol of the sticking, stinging troubles of life which have come upon us because of the Curse
Mesha - Unable to force his way through the besieging host, King Mesha sought the aid of his gods by sacrificing his own son on the city wall; and the besiegers, horrorstruck at this atrocious act, withdrew in terror, lest some Curse should fall on them
Blast - ) Hence, to affect with some sudden violence, plague, calamity, or blighting influence, which destroys or causes to fail; to visit with a Curse; to Curse; to ruin; as, to blast pride, hopes, or character
Jericho - There is somewhat particularly striking concerning Jericho being Cursed by Joshua before the Lord, and yet that Rahab the harlot should be of this city, concerning whom such blessed things are spoken of in Scripture. (See on the one hand, Joshua 6:26 compared with 1 Kings 16:34; and on the other, see Joshua 2:1-24 with Hebrews 11:31) If the reader will be at the trouble to count the period between Joshua's Curse on Jericho, and the rebuilding of Jericho by Hiel the Bethelite, he will find that near five hundred and thirty-seven years had passed between the one and the other. The Hebrews paid great respect to the Cherem, that is, the Curse of Joshua
Salt - Genesis 19:26 (b) This probably represents:...
(1) GOD's power to change a blessing to a Curse as when one is taken out of this life and sent into the eternal dark. ...
Deuteronomy 29:23 (b) Here is a symbol of GOD's judgment and Curse wherein He prevents the growth of all green things in order to punish the enemy. (See also Judges 9:45 where Abimelech used it as a Curse; see also Ezekiel 47:11; Zephaniah 2:9)
Hemlock - This Hebrew word is from a root meaning "to Curse," hence the accursed
Balak - ) His employment of Balaam to Curse Israel was near the close of Israel's journeying
Accursed - ...
Sometimes it is a nation that is accursed. ...
Sometimes it is that which the world would call a "blessing," for the Lord said, "I will Curse your blessings," Malachi 2:2. This passage may refer to the so-called "blessings" given by great ecclesiastical leaders which frequently are Cursed by GOD. The word is used here to indicate that what is GOD's property becomes an accursed thing to the one who takes it unlawfully and wrongfully
Angle - Isaiah 19:8 (b) This action indicates that when GOD Cursed Egypt then their labors for food and for the necessities of life would be fruitless. They were enemies of GOD, therefore His Curse was upon them
Charmer - In Deuteronomy 18:11 the word "charmer" means a dealer in spells, especially one who, by binding certain knots, was supposed thereby to bind a Curse or a blessing on its object
Anathema - This is a Greek word untranslated in 1 Corinthians 16:22 ; it occurs also in Romans 9:3 ; 1 Corinthians 12:3 ; Galatians 1:8,9 and is uniformly translated 'accursed. ' The solemn passage in 1 Corinthians 16 is "If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed, Maranatha (the Lord cometh). " In Galatians it is said that if any person or even an angel from heaven preached any other gospel than that which they had received, let him be accursed. it is devoted to God's Curse, destruction
Ebal, Mount - Mountain in Ephraim from which were proclaimed the Curses that would fall upon Israel if they disobeyed the Lord. Thus the law and the Curse were associated with the same mountain, Deuteronomy 11:29 ; Deuteronomy 27:4,13 ; but along with these Joshua also erected an altar unto the Lord God of Israel, before the blessings on Gerizim and the Curses on Ebal were rehearsed
Ahab - The Lord threatened them with a public and ignominious death, before such as they had deceived; and that their names should become a Curse; men wishing that their foes might be made like Ahab and Zedekiah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon roasted in the fire, Jeremiah 29:21-22
Anathema - " This last word is made up of two Syro-Chaldaic words, signifying "The Lord cometh;" that is, the Lord will surely come, and will execute this Curse by condemning those who love him not
Stumbling (Block And Stone) - ...
Revelation 2:14 (b) Balak found that he could not persuade Balaam to Curse Israel, so he therefore made it easy for the men of Israel to go astray with the women of Moab, and for the men of Moab to entice and attract the women of Israel. This unholy alliance brought about the Curse of GOD upon Israel, and thereby caused the people of GOD to go astray in their hearts, and to become idolaters in their lives
Oaths - An oath is really a conditional Curse, which a man calls down upon himself from God, in the case of his not speaking the truth or not keeping a promise. (2) ’âlah , which, strictly speaking, means a ‘curse,’ and was a stronger form of oath. ‘God do so to me and more also if …’ ( 1 Kings 2:23 ); the punishment called down in the case of the oath not being observed is left indeterminate in this form; this is to be explained from the fact that there was a fear lest the mention of the Curse should ipso facto bring it to pass; it is a remnant of animistic conceptions ( i. In later times, however, the nature of the Curse is sometimes mentioned, e
Shittim - While at Shittim, they were blessed by Balaam (whom Balak had hired to Curse Israel; Numbers 22-24 ; compare Micah 6:5 ), committed sin with the Moabite and Midianite women (Numbers 25:1 ), and Joshua was announced as Moses' successor (Deuteronomy 34:9 )
Again - I will not again Curse the ground
Sake - I will not again Curse the ground any more for man's sake
Impute, Imputation - To reckon to someone the blessing, Curse, debt, etc
Moreh - ...
At Moreh God pronounced the blessing and Curse on Israel regarding their keeping the commandments (Deuteronomy 11:26-30 )
Barren, Barrenness - Barrenness was considered a Curse from God (Genesis 16:2 ; Genesis 20:18 ; 1 Samuel 1:5 ), which explains Elizabeth's statement that God had taken away her “reproach among men”—that she was a sinner and Cursed by God as evidenced by her barrenness (Luke 1:25 )
Anathema - Excommunication with Curses. Hence, a Curse or denunciation by ecclesiastical authority, accompanying excommunication
Malefactor - " Jesus indeed became sin and a Curse for us, but when he did it, he was in the same moment "holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens
Ham - Nothing personally is known of Ham except his disrespectful behaviour when his father was intoxicated, and which drew down the Curse of Noah on Canaan
Thorns, Thistles - There are about a dozen different words translated 'thorns,' and 'thistles,' showing how plentiful these results of the Curse are in this sin-stained world
Levi - When Jacob blessed his sons, a Curse was pronounced on their cruelty, and it is added "I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel
Ham - ) Of the history of Ham nothing is related except his irreverence to his father and the Curse which that patriarch pronounced
e'Bal, Mount, - a mount in the promised land, on which the Israelites were to "put" the Curse which should fall upon them if they disobeyed the commandments of Jehovah
Snare - ...
Psalm 69:22 (a) The Lord JESUS is speaking here and asking His Father to change the plans of the enemies in such a way that their evil deeds against Him would be the very evidence that would Curse them. Certainly their evil plans of that day and night turned to their Curse and damnation
Excommunication - Old Testament In the Old Testament, excommunication came as a Curse from God as punishment for sin (Deuteronomy 27:26 ; Deuteronomy 28:15 ; Psalm 119:21 ; Malachi 2:2-9 ; Malachi 4:6 ). The Jewish community assumed authority to Curse on God's behalf (Numbers 23:8 ; Isaiah 66:5 ). The covenant community protected itself from Curse and temptation by distancing covenant-breakers from the community even to the point of executing them. New Testament terms for excommunication include: being delivered to Satan (1 Corinthians 5:5 ; 1 Timothy 1:20 ); anathema or Cursed and cut off from God (Romans 9:3 ; 1 Corinthians 16:22 ; Galatians 1:8 )
Anathema - Hebrew cheerem ; "a thing or person devoted;" so, accursed to the Lord, and incapable of being redeemed, and, if a person, doomed to death (Leviticus 27:28-29; 1 Corinthians 12:3; 1 Corinthians 16:22; Galatians 1:9; Joshua 6:17-26 compare Exodus 32:32). "I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren," lit. ...
An Aramaic watchword of the first age, suitable for believers in all ages: If He come not to bless, He shall come to smite with a Curse) alludes to Malachi 4:5-6; "To those who fear in the New Testament 'love' the Lord's name, He comes as the Sun of Righteousness with healing on His wings;" but to those who fear and love Him not, lie will come smiting the earth with a "curse" (cheerem or anathema). Paul pronounces the anathema on those loving Him not, while as yet He is not come, that by fleeing to Him now they may escape the Curse and gain the blessing. , the place made a (cheerem ) or anathema of; put under a ban; devoted to God for destruction as accursed)
Excommunication - chçrem , Curse or ban , which in the case of man involved death ( Leviticus 27:29 ), and devotion or destruction in the case of property. The horror of this Curse or chçrem hangs over the OT ( 3 John 1:9-10 , Zechariah 14:11 ). a chçrem or Cursed thing under the ban of God. word exarate , ‘remove,’ used in 1 Corinthians 5:13 , suggests ara , which means both ‘ Curse ’ and ‘prayer. ’ In this case, at all events, the Curse was intended to lead to penitence and prayer
Impute - "Christ (Galatians 3:13) hath redeemed us from the Curse of the law, being made a Curse for us. " Here Christ stands with all the Curse of a broken law charged upon him, as the sinner's Surety; yea, as the Curse itself
Redemption - "Christ hath redeemed us from the Curse of the law, being made a Curse for us," Galatians 3:13 . They are under guilt, under "the Curse of the law," the servants of sin, under the power and dominion of the devil, and "taken captive by him at his will," liable to the death of the body and to eternal punishment. Hence, in the above cited and other passages, it is said, "We have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins," in opposition to guilt; redemption from "the Curse of the law;" deliverance from sin, that "we should be set free from sin;" deliverance from the power of Satan; from death, by a resurrection; and from future "wrath," by the gift of eternal life
Fig (Tree) - Jotham in speaking to Israel reminded them that while both he and his father really cared for the blessing and the good of the nation, Abimelech would not be a blessing, but would be to them a Curse and would bring only sorrow and trouble to them. ...
Isaiah 34:4 (a) This represents the result of GOD's Curse on the nation. ...
Nahum 3:12 (b) This is a type of the Curse that is to come upon Nineveh. The Lord Cursed the fig tree, but not an olive tree. The cursing of the fig tree was really not a Curse. " Peter considered this a Curse
Barn - "...
Joel 1:17 (c) We believe that this word indicates that GOD's Curse will be upon His people for their disobedience, and no blessings will accumulate to their credit
Canaan - His descendants were under a Curse in consequence of the transgression of his father (9:22-27)
Nod - But, be it on the higher or lower Euphrates, ( see EDEN, ) the land of Nod which stood before it with respect to the place where Moses wrote, may still preserve the Curse of barrenness passed on it for Cain's sake, namely, in the deserts of Syria or Arabia
Name - In Isaiah 65:15, "ye shall leave your name for a Curse unto My chosen, for the Lord shall call His servants by another name": instead of a "curse," as the name of Jew had been, the elect Jews shall have a new name, God's delight, "Hephzibah," and married to Him, "Beulah," instead of "forsaken" and "widow" (Isaiah 62:2-4)
Stumbling Block - A person who died on a cross, by contrast, was under the Curse of God (Deuteronomy 21:23). ...
What the Jews did not understand was that when Jesus died on the cross, he bore God’s Curse in the place of those who had broken God’s law
Water of Jealousy - As she stood holding the offering, so the priest held an earthen vessel of holy water mixed with the dust of the floor of the sanctuary, and declared her freedom from hurt if innocent, but Cursed her if guilty; he then wrote the Curses in a book and washed them INTO (so translated Numbers 5:23) the bitter water, which the woman had then to drink, answering "amen" to the Curse. Her drinking the water symbolized her full acceptance of the conditional Curse (Ezekiel 3:1-3; Jeremiah 15:16; Revelation 10:9) and its actual operation on her if guilty (Psalms 109:18). ...
The Talmud says the trial lapsed into disuse 40 years before the destruction of Jerusalem, and that because adultery was so common God would no longer inflict upon women the Curses (compare Hosea 4:14)
Rebekah - ‘Upon me be thy Curse, my son’ (Genesis 27:13 ), is her answer to Jacob when he fears that a Curse will fall on his deception. 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
Imprecation, Imprecatory Psalms - Act of invoking a Curse
Amen - It was used as a formula expressing agreement to a variety of statements or announcements; for example, an oath (Numbers 5:19-22), a blessing or Curse from God (Deuteronomy 27:11-26; Jeremiah 11:5), an announcement (1 Kings 1:36), a prophecy (Jeremiah 28:6), an expression of praise (1 Chronicles 16:36; Psalms 41:13; Judges 1:24-25), a prayer (1 Corinthians 14:16), a statement (Revelation 1:7) or a promise (Revelation 22:20)
Olive (Tree) - The Lord did not Curse an olive tree, for the religion of Israel had GOD's approval. He did Curse the political Israel as a nation and scatter them over the world
Father - The godly father's blessing brought great good, his Curse great evil (Genesis 9:25-27); the undutifulness of Ham entailing a Curse on his race, the dutifulness of Shem and Japhet a blessing on their races (Genesis 27:27-40; Genesis 48:15-20; Genesis 48:49)
Thorn - Thorns were the Curse on the ground (Genesis 3:18). Jesus as "King of the Curse" wore a crown of thorns (Galatians 3:13). ...
As King of the Curse He wore the crown of thorns, to which the ground was doomed by man's sin; and from the thorns He extracts the medicine to heal our incurable wound (Jeremiah 8:22)
Abimelech - Jotham alone escaped, who pronounced a Curse upon the murderers
Abiram - Joshua having destroyed the city of Jericho, pronounced this Curse: "Cursed be the man, before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city, Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his first-born, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it," Joshua 6:26
Raca - To say to another Raca, subjects the offender to the Curse and condemnation of the council; but to say thou fool, makes the offender in danger of hell-fire. In the case to which Jesus refers, the utmost anger and malice is supposed; so that when the offender calls his brother, fool, he means one that is a child of hell, and under the Curse of God
Serpent - It has been well remarked regarding this temptation: "A real serpent was the agent of the temptation, as is plain from what is said of the natural characteristic of the serpent in the first verse of the chapter (3:1), and from the Curse pronounced upon the animal itself
Water of Jealousy - As she stood holding the offering, so the priest stood holding till earthen vessel of holy water mixed with the dust from the floor of the sanctuary, and, declaring her free from all evil consequences if innocent, solemnly devoted her in the name of Jehovah to be "a Curse and an oath among her people" if guilty. He then "wrote these Curses in a book and blotted them out with the bitter water
Death - Death was the penalty affixed to Adam's transgression, Genesis 2:17 3:19 ; and all his posterity are transgressors, and share the Curse inflicted upon him
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The waters of the deep can be destructive or constructive, Curse or blessing. As blessing and as Curse, the deep reflects as power which only the creator God can control (Psalm 95:4 )
Midianite - Balaam, who had been sent for to Curse Israel, having utterly failed to do so, was dismissed by the king of Moab; nevertheless he still tarried among the Midianites, and induced them to enter into correspondence with the Israelites, so as to bring them into association with them in the licentious orgies connected with the worship of Baal-Peor. The Israelites took part in the heathen festival, and so brought upon themselves a Curse indeed
Irony - The writer really meant “curse,” as most translations render the Hebrew word, but he wrote “blessed” somewhat in the English sense of “blessed out. Instead of getting rich on Moabite gold by cursing Israel, he was thwarted by God and had to bless Israel and Curse Moab
Symbol - As a rabbi, zealous to keep the Mosaic law and to bring others to do so, Paul believed that anyone hung on a tree was Cursed by God (Deuteronomy 21:23 ). How could one obviously under a divine Curse possibly be Messiah? Only when the risen Lord appeared to Saul did he realize that what appeared to be a Curse had been transformed into a source of the greatest blessing
Abishai - We find the consistency of character maintained throughout the history; the same spirit prompting the request at Hachilah," Let me smite Saul" (1 Samuel 26:8), as subsequently at Bahurim, when Shimei Cursed David, prompted his exclamation "Why should this dead dog Curse my Lord the king? let me take off his head" (2 Samuel 16:9)
ad'am - Though the Curse of Adam's rebellion of necessity fell upon him, yet the very prohibition to eat of the tree of life after his transgression was probably a manifestation of divine mercy, because the greatest malediction of all would have been to have the gift of indestructible life super-added to a state of wretchedness and sin. The divine mercy was also shown in the promise of a deliverer given at the very promise of a deliverer given at the very time the Curse was imposed, (Genesis 3:15 ) and opening a door of hope to Paradise, regained for him and his descendants
Oath - According to Hebrew thought, when people took an oath they called down a Curse upon themselves if they were not telling the truth (Mark 14:71) or if, after making a promise, they did not keep their word (2 Samuel 3:8-10). In swearing by the name of God, they were inviting God to take decisive action against them should they be false to their oath (1 Samuel 19:6; 2 Kings 2:2; Jeremiah 42:5; Ezekiel 17:18-19; see Curse)
Jericho - The city and all therein was accursed, and was to be utterly destroyed, except the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, which were consecrated to the Lord: typical of the power of Satan in the world that stops the progress of the Christian: he must count it all as accursed, though God may use such things by consecrating them to Himself. A Curse was pronounced upon the man who should re-build the city. It was the ministration of the heavenly blessing in the place of the Curse
ad'am - Though the Curse of Adam's rebellion of necessity fell upon him, yet the very prohibition to eat of the tree of life after his transgression was probably a manifestation of divine mercy, because the greatest malediction of all would have been to have the gift of indestructible life super-added to a state of wretchedness and sin. The divine mercy was also shown in the promise of a deliverer given at the very promise of a deliverer given at the very time the Curse was imposed, (Genesis 3:15 ) and opening a door of hope to Paradise, regained for him and his descendants
ad'am - Though the Curse of Adam's rebellion of necessity fell upon him, yet the very prohibition to eat of the tree of life after his transgression was probably a manifestation of divine mercy, because the greatest malediction of all would have been to have the gift of indestructible life super-added to a state of wretchedness and sin. The divine mercy was also shown in the promise of a deliverer given at the very promise of a deliverer given at the very time the Curse was imposed, (Genesis 3:15 ) and opening a door of hope to Paradise, regained for him and his descendants
Blessing - The Curse, which had dominated the early chapters of the biblical story (Genesis 3:14,17 ; 4:11 ; 5:29 ; 9:25 ), was countered by God's promise to Abraham that "all peoples on earth will be blessed through you" (Genesis 12:3 ). On the other hand, those who are disobedient are Cursed (Deuteronomy 28:15-68 ) and suffer the consequences of drought, disease, and deprivation. He has borne the consequences of the Curse for believers (Galatians 3:13 ) and blessed them with the forgiveness of sins (Romans 4:6-9 ; see Psalm 32:1-2 ). The culmination of the Scriptures proclaims the end of the Curse (Revelation 22:3 ) and the eternal blessedness of the people of God (Revelation 20:6 ; 22:7 )
Serpent - While the living "serpent" symbolizes sin in its origin, hatefulness, and deadly effect, the brazen "serpent" symbolized the bearing away of the Curse and the judgement of sin; the metal was itself figurative of the righteousness of God's judgment
Delilah - So Israel, strong while faithful to Jehovah, incurs the Curse which Balaam, however wishing it, could not inflict, the moment that the people commits whoredom with the daughters of Moab (Numbers 25:1; Numbers 25:6; Numbers 31:15-16)
Covetousness - Every occurrence of the word or the thing in the OT is connected with a prohibition or a Curse ( Psalms 10:3 ; Psalms 119:36 , Proverbs 21:26 ; Proverbs 28:16 , Isaiah 57:17 , Habakkuk 2:9 )
Flame - ...
Job 15:30 (a) By this figure is represented the calamity which did overtake him and the terrible Curse which did destroy his work and his efforts
Brier - The one who produces them will surely come under the Curse of GOD
Oath - ...
Note: For anathematizo in Acts 23:21 , AV, "have bound (themselves) with an oath," see Curse
Balaam - When the Hebrews were journeying to Canaan, Balak king of Moab, sent for Balaam, to Curse the Hebrew armies
Reproach - 24:9: “And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a Curse, in all places whither I shall drive them. ” Several prophets predicted that Israel’s judgment was partly to be experienced by the humiliating “reproach” of the nations: “And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a Curse, and an astonishment, and a hissing, and a reproach among all the nations whither I have driven them” ( Booty - So also in the case of Arad (Numbers 21:1-3) and Jericho, where everything was put under the cherem or Curse and became the Lord's (Joshua 6:19-21)
Field - Stones marked off separate plots; to remove these landmarks entailed the Curse (Deuteronomy 27:17)
Midian, Midianites - ...
The next reference to them is where they joined with Moab in soliciting Balaam to Curse Israel when on the border of the land; and it was with the Midianites that Israel committed fornication
Saul - 2909; his prophesying along with the young prophets; his appointment by the lot; his modesty in hiding himself; his first victory over the Ammonites; his rash sacrifice in the absence of Samuel; his equally rash Curse; his victories over the Philistines and Amalekites; his sparing of King Agag with the judgment denounced against him for it; his jealousy and persecution of David; his barbarous massacre of the priests and people of Nob; his repeated confessions of his injustice to David, &c, are recorded in 1 Samuel 9-31
Jericho - Joshua burned the city with fire, and pronounced a solemn Curse upon the person who, at any succeeding period, should build its walls or set up its gates
Jealousy, - If she had been unfaithful it would be a Curse to her
Liberty - Spiritual liberty consists in freedom from the Curse of the moral law; from the servitude of the ritual; from the love, power, and guilt of sin; from the dominion of Satan; from the corruptions of the world; from the fear of death, and the wrath to come; Romans 6:14
Age of Man - ) In the thousand years of the millennium apparently no one will die but the wicked, and one at a hundred years of age will be called a child: the days of God's people will be as the days of a tree, and they will, when the Curse is removed, long enjoy the work of their hands
Deuteronomy - Then follows the third address, Deuteronomy 27:11 to Deu_30:20, whose topic is, "The blessing and the Curse
Kenites - ) Balaam, when invited by Balak, king of Moab, to Curse Israel, stood upon a mountain, whence he addressed the Kenites, and said, "Strong is thy dwelling place, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock; nevertheless, the Kenite shall be wasted until Asher shall carry thee away captive," Numbers 24:21-22
Near, Near, Nearer - , Matthew 24:32,33 , "nigh;" so Luke 21:30,31 ; as a preposition, Hebrews 6:8 , "nigh unto (a Curse)," and Hebrews 8:13 , "nigh unto (vanishing away)
Joram or Jehoram - Unhappily he was married to Athaliah, daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, whose evil influence did much to render his reign a Curse to the land
Dew - On this account ‘dew and rain’ are associated in the imprecation called down by David on the mountains of Gilboa ( 2 Samuel 1:21 ); and in the Curse pronounced on Ahab and his kingdom by Elijah ( 1 Kings 17:1 ), as also by the prophet Haggai on the Jews after the Restoration ( Haggai 1:10 ) owing to their unwillingness to rebuild the Temple
Maran-Atha - 1: μαράνα θά (Strong's #3134 — — maran-atha — mar'-an ath'-ah ) an expression used in 1 Corinthians 16:22 , is the Greek spelling for two Aramaic words, formerly supposed by some to be an imprecatory utterance or "a Curse reinforced by a prayer," an idea contrary to the intimations coveyed by its use in early Christian documents, e
Tongue - The Spirit teaches them to control the tongue and makes them realize the inconsistency of using the same tongue to bless God and Curse their fellows (Galatians 5:17; Matthew 26:70-74; Ephesians 4:30-31; Colossians 4:6; Titus 2:8; James 1:26; James 3:9-12; see BLESSING; Curse; MALICE; PRAISE)
Be - Hence, the blessing becomes a promise and the Curse a threat (cf. ...
Finally, in a still weaker use of hâyâh, the blessing or Curse constitutes a wish or desire (cf
Shimei - Abishai would have "taken off his head" then and there, as a "dead dog" presuming to "curse the king. "...
But David felt it was Jehovah's doing: "let him Curse, for the Lord hath bidden him; it may be that the Lord will look on shine affliction, and requite me good for his cursing. " An undesigned coincidence between David's language in the history and in the independent psalms, a mark of genuineness (Psalms 109:17; Psalms 109:28, "let them Curse, but bless Thou"; Psalms 25:18, "look upon mine affliction," etc
Fall - Their transgression was speedily followed by detection and punishment; on the serpent was laid the Curse of perpetual enmity between it and mankind; the woman was doomed to the pains of child-bearing: and the man to unremitting toil in the cultivation of the ground, which was Cursed on account of his sin. Man, as originally created, was exempt from them; and to the question, Whence came they? the answer is that they are the effect of a Divine Curse to which the race is subject; though it is to be noted that no Curse is pronounced on the first pair, but only on the serpent as the organ of temptation, and the ground which is Cursed for man’s sake . ...
(2) The consequences of the Curse are the penalty of a single sin, by which man incurred the just anger of God. In the same way, and with the same justification, the reflexion of later ages read into the Curse on the serpent ( Genesis 3:15 ) the promise of ultimate redemption from the power of evil through the coming of Christ
SHIMEI was a reptile of the royal house of Saul. When Shimei saw David escaping for his life out of Jerusalem, Satan entered into Shimei, and he came forth and Cursed at David as he passed by. Why should that dead dog Curse the king in that way? said Abishai to David. But the king answered to Abishai, So let him Curse, because the Lord hath said unto him, Curse David. Let him alone, and let him Curse, for the Lord hath bidden him. And still as David went on his way, Shimei also went along on the hillside over against David, and he Cursed as he went, and he threw stones at David and cast dust. If you had a word to say for David, Shimei would follow you about also with Curses and stones and dust. So let him Curse, for the Lord hath said to him, Curse David. He is set upon my humility, my submissiveness, my meekness, my gentleness, my resignation, my contentment, my detachment, my self-denial, my cross, my death to sin, my death to myself, my unearthliness, my heavenly-mindedness, my conformity to Christ, and my acceptance of Him-and what a splendid use is all that to which to put all the things that otherwise would be so much against me! And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Let this Benjamite alone, and let him Curse; for the Lord hath bidden him. And as David and his men went by the way, Shimei went on the hill's side over against David, and Cursed David, and threw stones at him, and cast dust
Balaam - But the Lord commanding him not to go, for that the people, the prince of Moab wished him to Curse, were blessed; Balaam sent the messengers away, without going with them. How then could he dare to tempt the Lord by any farther enquiry? and how could he presume to go forth, at the call of this idolatrous prince, to Curse those whom the Lord had told him were blessed? We cannot but suppose that Balaam, coming out of the East, must have heard of Israel, and the Lord's care over them. ...
But what decides the infamy of Balaam's character is this, that under all the impressions that the Lord had blessed Israel, and would bless them, Balaam was still so very earnest to oblige Balak, and get his promised reward, that he set off expressly the purpose of cursing Israel; neither, as the apostle saith, did "the dumb ass, speaking with man's voice, forbidding the madness of the prophet," keep back his feet from the evil of his journey; so much did he love the wages of unrighteousness? (See 2 Peter 2:16)...
I need not go through with a comment on the several interesting particulars of Balaam's tampering with his conscience while with Balak, in seeking enchantments, and in using every effort to Curse God's people, while all he said and did the Lord over-ruled to make him bless them. But there is one feature in the history and character of this man, which will serve to explain the whole; and to shew, that when disappointed of all the means he had used to gratify Balak, though compelled by a power he could not resist, to bless those he wished to Curse; yet he gave Balak an advice concerning Israel, by way of accomplishing their ruin, which, but for the Lord's preventing and pardoning grace, would indeed have tended to the ruin of Israel more than all Balak's arms, or Balaam's enchantments; namely, in counseling Balak to tempt Israel to come to the sacrifices, and to open an intercourse of Israel's sons with the daughters of Moab. " (Numbers 24:15-16) When we hear such things dropping from his lips, and in the same moment hiring himself out for the honours of this world, as an enchanter, to Curse the people of God, whom God had told him were blessed; what an awful picture doth this afford of human depravity! Many of God's dear children, from mistaken views of such characters, have been frequently tempted to call in question their own sincerity, and to fear, lest like Balaam, they should be found apostates in the end. Not all the riches of the earth would tempt such to Curse the people of God, or even to hear the people of God Cursed, but with the utmost indignation
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Third, while an absolute Curse was pronounced upon Satan and his dominion, a mitigated Curse was pronounced on Eve. ...
Fourth, a mitigated Curse was pronounced on Adam and the ground. ...
Sixth, while the mitigated Curse was surely executed, an absolute Curse on Adam and Eve and on the natural world would not be
Adjure - It contains not only the nature of a command when used by a person in authority, that the adjured party shall answer to the question proposed, but it goes farther; to bind the person adjured under a fearful Curse if aught be concealed, or kept back in his mind, whereby a discovery which is needed be hindered and prevented
Covetousness - One, indeed, spoke unadvisedly with his lips; another Cursed and swore; a third was in a passion; and a fourth committed adultery; but which of the saints ever lived in a habit of covetousness? Lastly, it is idolatry, Col. Acts 5:1-42 :; the misery with which it is attended; the Curse such persons are to society; the denunciations and cautions respecting it in the Holy Scripture; and how effectually it bars men from God, from happiness, and from heaven
Faithfulness of God - The Curse came upon Adam according as it was threatened
Redemption - It is the plain doctrine of Scripture that "Christ saves us neither by the mere exercise of power, nor by his doctrine, nor by his example, nor by the moral influence which he exerted, nor by any subjective influence on his people, whether natural or mystical, but as a satisfaction to divine justice, as an expiation for sin, and as a ransom from the Curse and authority of the law, thus reconciling us to God by making it consistent with his perfection to exercise mercy toward sinners" (Hodge's Systematic Theology)
Eglon - With Amalekites and Ammonites crossed the Jordan and took Jericho the city of palmtrees, left unwalled, and therefore an easy prey to the foe, because of Joshua's Curse in destroying it 60 years before
Fade - ...
Isaiah 40:7-8 (a) When the Curse of GOD is on the people, all their blessings depart and drought, pestilence and the sword destroy all signs of prosperity
Crucifixion - We also read that He was made a Curse for us; for "Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree
Mordecai - His reason is not given, but it was doubtless because Haman was an Amalekite, upon whom the Curse of God rested
Amen - ” In the Old Testament it is used to show the acceptance of the validity of a Curse or an oath (Numbers 5:22 ; Deuteronomy 27:15-26 ; Jeremiah 11:5 ), to indicate acceptance of a good message (Jeremiah 28:6 ), and to join in a doxology in a worship setting to affirm what has been said or prayed (1 Chronicles 16:36 ; Nehemiah 8:6 ; Psalm 106:48 )
Blood - Further, when blood was shed wantonly, a Curse was incurred
Balaam - Balak, king of Moab, having seen the multitudes of Israel, and fearing they would attack his country, sent for Balaam, who was famous for his supposed supernatural powers, to come and Curse them
Murder (2) - ’ It is also interesting to note that the Arabic verb katala means both to kill and to Curse (Koran, lxxx
Blasphemy - Translators choose "blaspheme" when, for instance, the verbs "curse" ( qalal [2]), "revile" (gadap [3]), or "despise" (herep ) are used with God as the object. ...
However, to Curse or insult God is an especially grave sin
Elisha - (See 2 Kings 2:19-22) The reader will not forget, that Jericho is the city Joshua Cursed before the Lord. Jesus hath taken out the Curse when he was made a Curse for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him
Noah - The Lord smelled a sweet savour, and said in His heart that He would not again Curse the ground for man's sake, nor would He again smite every living thing as He had done. ...
Thus God, after smelling a sweet savour in the burnt offering (type of the sacrifice of Christ, and so the earth not being again Cursed for man's sake) began the new earth by establishing His covenant with Noah and his sons, blessing the earth and putting its government into their hands. ...
Noah pronounced a blessing on Shem and Japheth: Jehovah's name is connected with Shem, while Japheth, head of the Gentiles, is enlarged providentially by God ; a Curse is pronounced on Canaan
Noah - The Lord smelled a sweet savour, and said in His heart that He would not again Curse the ground for man's sake, nor would He again smite every living thing as He had done. ...
Thus God, after smelling a sweet savour in the burnt offering (type of the sacrifice of Christ, and so the earth not being again Cursed for man's sake) began the new earth by establishing His covenant with Noah and his sons, blessing the earth and putting its government into their hands. ...
Noah pronounced a blessing on Shem and Japheth: Jehovah's name is connected with Shem, while Japheth, head of the Gentiles, is enlarged providentially by God ; a Curse is pronounced on Canaan
Balaam - Balaam was a soothsayer of Pethor on the Euphrates, called by Balak, king of Moab, to Curse the Israelites, who were lying encamped in the Jordan valley. He had difficulty in undertaking the task, and he found, whenever he essayed to Curse Israel, that the Lord had forbidden him to do so, and that his burden must be blessing instead. His fame had spread across the wilderness, and, when Balak found himself in straits through the advance of Israel, he sent for Balaam to come and Curse Israel
Conversion: a Radical Change - But suppose this man can be so changed, that just as freely as he was wont to Curse he now delights to pray, and just as heartily as he hated religion he now finds pleasure in it, and just as earnestly as he sinned he now delights to be obedient to the Lord; ah! then, this is a wonder, a miracle which mat cannot accomplish, a marvel which only the grace of God can work, and which gives to God his highest glory
Leviathan - In Job 3:8 translated "let them Curse it (my day of birth)
Ammonite - Both of these tribes hired Balaam to Curse Israel (Deuteronomy 23:4 )
Add - , Ruth summoned God’s Curse upon herself by saying, “The Lord do so to me, and more also [3], if ought but death part thee and me,” or literally, “Thus may the Lord do to me, and thus may he add, if …” (Ruth 1:17; cf
Perish - ...
Deuteronomy 26:5 (c) This refers to a nation that was under condemnation from GOD because of their idolatry, and therefore was subject to the Curse and punishment of GOD
Prince - Hence, Israel was to obey her “leaders”: “Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor Curse the ruler of thy people” ( Cain - The Curse pronounced upon Cain, on account of his fratricide, is thus expressed: "And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is thy brother Abel? And he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper? And God said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou Cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand
Levi - Levi joined Simeon in avenging their own full sister Dinah's wrong by treacherously slaying the Shechemites, and so incurred Jacob's Curse. The Curse became subsequently a blessing to the nation by Levi's separation to divine service
Spitting - If he who knew no sin became sin, and he who had incurred no penalty became a Curse, well may it be supposed that he who knew no shame should be exposed to the greatest shame, to do away both the sin, Curse and the shame, which Adam's transgression had brought upon the whole church when he had made the whole earth naked to their shame. Stripped and made shame for us, as well as sin and a Curse, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him
Heal - ...
2 Chronicles 7:14 (b) Here is a promise from GOD that He will remove the Curse, the drought, and the famine from the land of Palestine and cause it to become fruitful again
Midian - The result of this measure, the constraint imposed on Balaam to bless instead of to Curse, and the subsequent defeat and slaughter of the Midianites, forms one of the most interesting narratives in the early history of the Jews, Numbers 22-25, 31
Jericho - It was the first city in Canaan taken by Joshua, who being miraculously aided by the downfall of its walls, totally destroyed it, sparing only Rahab and her household, and pronounced a Curse upon the person who should ever rebuild it, which was more than five hundred years afterwards fulfilled on Hiel, Joshua 6:26 1 Kings 16:34
Thorn, Thorns - They were the effects of the Divine Curse on the ground (Genesis 3:18 ; contrast Isaiah 55:13 )
Execution - The dead body was then hung on a tree till evening as a sign that the executed person was under the Curse of God (Deuteronomy 21:23)
Jericho - ...
Joshua announced a Curse over Jericho, and for the next few hundred years no one dared rebuild the town properly, though some sort of settlement still existed there (Joshua 6:26; Judges 3:13; 2 Samuel 10:5)
Eve - though suffering her part of the primal Curse in childbearing; just as man shall be saved though having to bear his part, the sweat of the brow. ...
Yea, the very Curse will be a condition favorable to her salvation, by her faithfully ("if they
Obedience - God has given humankind the innate power of choice: the choice of obedience leads to God's promised blessing of life; the choice of disobedience leads to Curse, judgment, and death. During the course of Israel's history, Deuteronomic theology (see Deuteronomy 28:15-68 )if obedient, blessing; if disobedient, then Curse/judgmentremained operative
Behmenists - Whence there is good and evil in all this temporal world; and what is meant by the Curse that dwells in it. How and why sin and misery shall only reign for a time, until God shall, in a supernatural way, make fallen man rise to the glory of angels, and this material system shake off its Curse, and enter into an everlasting union with that heaven from whence it fell
Believe - This Hebrew word usually appears as a response to a Curse that has been pronounced upon someone, as the one accursed accepts the Curse upon himself. By so doing, he binds himself to fulfill certain conditions or else be subject to the terms of the Curse (cf. Even in these circumstances, the one who did not pronounce it received the punishment embodied in the Curse
Darkness - ...
Darkness was thought of as a Curse
Crucifixion - This was regarded as the most horrible form of death, and to a Jew it would acquire greater horror from the Curse in Deuteronomy 21:23
Redemption - The evils from which we are redeemed or delivered are the Curse of the law, sin, Satan, the world, death, and hell
Angel of the Lord - The angel of the Lord pronounces a Curse on the people of Meroz, because they refused to come to the help of the Lord (Judges 5:23 )
Noah - Ham in turn received a Curse for his descendant: Canaan
Requirement - Asking that God "require it" is sometimes part of Curse formulas for violation of oaths (Joshua 22:23 ; cf
Crown of Thorns - The thorns with which a hostile world pierced the Saviour’s brows are an emblem of the sin of man, the Curse of thistles and thorns having been threatened after the Fall (see Dr
Serpent - The serpent cannot be classed physically with the behemoth, the pachyderm and ruminant animals; "the serpent was crafty above every behemoth in the field" (Genesis 3:1); nor physically is the serpent "cursed above others"; it must be Satan who is meant. ...
The Curse in Genesis 3:14 is mainly on Satan, but subordinately on the serpent his tool; just as the ox that gored a man was to be killed, so the serpent should suffer in his trailing on the belly and being the object of man's disgust and enmity
Punishments - The hanged were accounted accursed; so were buried at evening, as the hanging body defiled the land; so Christ (Galatians 3:13). The malefactor was to be removed by burial from off the face of the earth speedily, that the Curse might be removed off the land (Leviticus 18:25; Leviticus 18:28; 2 Samuel 21:6; 2 Samuel 21:9)
Ass - And was it not meant [1] to shew, that he came to take away the defilements and uncleanness of his people? If Christ became both a sin and a Curse for his people, (2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13) might there not be somewhat significant and typical in thus riding upon a beast deemed by the law unclean? I leave the reader to his own determination on the point, under the grace of God
Satan - ...
In another instance, David was merciful with members of Saul’s family who Cursed him and wished him harm when he fled from Absalom ( Curse the sons of Israel, God warned him not to do so. God stood as an “adversary” because no Curse could undo the covenants and agreements already made with Israel
Paul - ...
Paul considered the Christians to be guilty of blasphemy in believing in a Messiah who died on a cross; for a person who died on a cross was under God’s Curse (Acts 26:11; Galatians 3:13). This meant that Jesus was no longer under God’s Curse. He had died, not because he was a lawbreaker, but because he willingly bore the Curse on behalf of those who were
Galatians, Letter to the - Paul pronounced a Curse on those who preached something different from the gospel he had preached to them. Paul supported his thesis of faith alone on three principles: the gift of the Spirit, the promise and faith of Abraham, and the Curse of the law. Because people did not keep the law when it came, they fell under its Curse. Christ removed the Curse of the law
Bithynia - Nothing can compel those who are real Christians to call on the gods, and supplicate thy image with frankincense and wine, and to Curse Christ
Statute - If one is ill or oppressed or poor, one is under God's Curse and needs to repent of sin or lack of faith
Jericho - The city was re-founded by Hiel, a Bethelite, who apparently endeavoured to avert the Curse pronounced by Joshua over the site by sacrificing his sons ( 1 Kings 16:34 )
Eden - Wherever it was, it is there no more since the fall and the Curse
Heaven - The Scriptures inform us that all sin, and every other evil, are forever excluded; no fruits of sin will be found there-no Curse nor sorrow nor sighing, no tear, no death: the former things are passed away
Woman - The primal Curse falls with heaviest weight on woman; but the larger proportion of women in our churches may indicate that it was the purpose of God to make his grace to man "yet more abound" to her who was the first in sinning and suffering
Jon'Athan, - (1 Samuel 14:6-16 ) During the pursuit, Jonathan, who had not heard of the rash Curse, ch
Ebal - The hill upon which the Curses of the law were to be read; as on the opposite hill GERIZIM the blessings (Deuteronomy 11:29-30; Deuteronomy 27:12-13; Joshua 8:30-35). Ebal the mount of the Curse, is steeper and more barren; Gerizim, the mount of the blessing, more sloping, and having a ravine opposite the W. The priests pronounced after Joshua (Joshua 8:33-34) the blessings and Curses, the people responded Amen. The Samaritan Pentateuch reads "Gerizim "for Ebal (Deuteronomy 27:4) as the site of the altar and the plastered and law-inscribed stones; but all the Hebrew authorities are against it, and the site of the cursing is fitly the site of the altar where the penalty of the Curse is borne by the typical victim. The Curses of Ebal have been literally fulfilled on the literal Israelites
Ecclesiastes, Theology of - To use language from elsewhere in the Bible, Qohelet aptly describes the frustrations of life in a postfall world, a world suffering under the Curse of the covenant. ...
Indeed, Jesus Christ subjected himself to the meaningless of the world under covenant Curse so we might live meaningful lives. ...
Jesus felt the full effects of the covenant Curse. ...
Christians read this and rejoice because they know that Jesus suffered the world under Curse in order to release them from the meaninglessness of the fall. Jesus Christ subjected himself to the Curse of death (Galatians 3:13 ) that we might be released from that Curse and find meaning in him
Heavens, New - ...
The promise of a re-creation of the heavens and earth arose because of human sin and God's subsequent Curse (Genesis 3:17 )
Divine Retribution - “Divine retribution,” however, involves both reward and punishment, blessing and Curse
Lamech - In pious, believing hope, resting on the promise to Eve of a Redeemer, he by the Spirit foresaw in Noah ("rest or comfort") the second founder of the race, the head of a regenerated world; "this same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath Cursed. " Feeling the weary toil of cultivating a ground yielding weeds sooner than fruits, Lamech looked for the ground's redemption from the Curse in connection with Noah
Eli - "...
Another part of the Curse, "I will cut off the arm of thy father's house that
Gibeonites - ...
God remembers the sins of the fathers upon the children, and vindicates His righteousness as Ruler of the nations by making an entail of Curse go down from one generation to another for the unexpiated guilt of bloodshed and violation of covenants
Press - ) The art or business of printing and publishing; hence, printed publications, taken collectively, more especially newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them; as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a Curse
Fountain - ...
Hosea 13:15 (a) The Curse of GOD will cause the blessings of Ephraim to cease
Manger - Hence, therefore, the Lord Jesus, in his coming to redeem our nature, will, from the manger to the cross, debase, humble, and empty himself, and make himself of no reputation, yea, become "sin and a Curse for us, when he knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him
Redemption - ' Christ has redeemed believers from the Curse of the law
Reu'Ben - (Genesis 37:18-30 ; 42:37 ) Of the repulsive crime which mars his history, and which turned the blessing of his dying father into a Curse --his adulterous connection with Bilhah-- we know from the Scriptures only the fact
Righteousness - This was effected by the Son of God becoming man and taking on the cross, vicariously, the place of man as under the Curse of the law, and in His being made sin and glorifying God in bearing the judgement of sin
Devote, Devoted - He later put a Curse on his sons for this atrocity (Genesis 49:5-7 ). ...
Paul Ferguson See also Curse, Accursed ; Destroy, Destruction ; War, Holy War ...
Behmenists - Whence there is good and evil in all this temporal world, in all its creatures, animate and inanimate; and what is meant by the Curse that dwells every where in it. How and why sin and misery, wrath, and death, shall only reign for a time, till the love, the wisdom, and the power of God shall in a supernatural way (the mystery of God made man) triumph over sin, misery, and death; and make fallen man rise to the glory of angels, and this material system shake off its Curse, and enter into an everlasting union with that heaven from whence it fell
Amen - ...
Amen is never used solely to confirm a blessing in the Old Testament, but Israel did accept the Curse of God on sin by it (twelve times in Deuteronomy 27 , and in Nehemiah 5:13 ), and once Jeremiah affirms God's statements of the blessings and the Curses of the covenant with an amen (Jeremiah 11:5 ). ...
Paul's use of amen returns to the Old Testament world, except that he utters amen only to bless, not to Curse
Serpent - (See Job 26:13; Isaiah 27:1)...
The whole tenor of Scripture, therefore being directed to set forth the devil under this image and figure of the serpent, there appears a beautiful analogy between the brazen serpent lifted, up in the wilderness at the command of God, and the Lord Jesus lifted up on the cross for the salvation of his people by the same authority—and for this plain reason, because none but the serpent of all the creatures in the creation of God was Cursed; and therefore none but the serpent among the creatures of God could be the suitable type or figure to represent Christ when redeeming, his people from the Curse of the law, "being made a Curse for them
Bless - ...
Bârak (בָּרַךְ, Strong's #1288), “to kneel, bless, be blessed, Curse. …” Six times the verb is used to denote profanity, as in Job 1:5: “It may be that my sons have sinned, and Cursed God in their hearts. ...
Blessing was the opposite of a cursing (qelalah): “My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a Curse upon me, and not a blessing” ( Balaam - a prophet of the city of Pethor, or Bosor, upon the Euphrates, whose intercourse with Balak, king of the Moabites, who sent for him to Curse the Israelites, is recorded at large by Moses, Numbers 22-24. And, accordingly, he was overruled to bless the people, though he came prepared and disposed to Curse them; which was the greater miracle of the two; for the ass was merely passive, but Balaam resisted the good motions of God
Balaam - But after Balaam's vain effort to Curse, and God's constraining him to bless, Israel, "he went and returned to his place" (Numbers 24:14; James 3:10-12). ...
In Numbers 22:12, at the first inquiry of Balaam, God said, "Thou shalt not go with them, thou shalt not Curse the people. This famed diviner, brought to Curse, blesses; lured by love of gain which depended on his cursing, he contradicts his own nature by forfeiting the promised gain, to bless a people from whom he expected no gain. Trying to combine prophecy and soothsaying, the service of God and the wages of iniquity, he made the choice that ruined him for ever! He wanted to do opposite things at once, to Curse and to bless (Numbers 24:25), to earn at once the wages of righteousness and unrighteousness, if possible not to offend God, yet not to lose Balak's reward
Blasphemy - In Exodus 22:28, "thou shalt not Curse the gods" (elohim ) refers to disrespectful language toward magistrates
Prosperity - What however God often gives us as a blessing, by our own folly we pervert and turn into a Curse
Amen - The priest pronounced a Curse upon her if she had been guilty, and the woman had to answer Amen, Amen. So when the priest upon mount Ebal rehearsed the various Curses, it was appended to each "And all the people shall say, Amen
Bowels - Jesus becoming our Surety is expressly said to have been made both sin and a Curse for his redeemed, that "they might be made the righteousness God in him
Jericho - Joshua's Curse therefore was not aimed against rebuilding the town, which the Benjamites did, but against its miraculously overthrown walls being restored, against its being made again a fortress. See HIEL in Ahab's ungodly reign incurred the Curse (1 Kings 16:34)
Work, Theology of - Nature does not cooperate like it would without the Curse
Birth - If life became unbearable, one might be moved to Curse the day of birth (Job 3:3 ; Jeremiah 20:14 )
Asher, Aser - When Moses ordained that certain of the tribes should stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, and certain others on Mount Ebal to Curse, Asher was one of those chosen to stand on the latter
Midian - ...
They were joined with Moab in desiring Balsam to Curse Israel (Numbers 22:4; Numbers 22:7; Numbers 25:6; Numbers 25:15; Numbers 25:17-18), and then in tempting Israel at Shittim to whoredom and idolatry with Baal Peor
Family - Even God’s promise to Abraham had reference to all the nations: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and Curse him that Curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” ( Oaths - He issued his final denial in the form of a Curse (1618383132_86 )
Midian, Mtdianites - ]'>[3] ) also shows that in an early form of the narrative it was Midian, not Moab, that was said to have hired Balaam to Curse Israel (cf
Ashkelon - Execration Texts, where a Curse on the ruler and his supporters was written on pottery, then smashed, symbolizing breaking his power
Conscience - The above word occurs once in the LXX in Ecclesiastes 10:20 : "Curse not the king, no not in thy conscience
Zadok - So Solomon put Zadok instead of Abiathar, fulfilling the Curse on Eli (1 Samuel 2; 3; 1 Kings 2:27; 1 Kings 2:35; 1 Kings 4:4; 1 Chronicles 29:22)
Thorn - He is informing them that he will bring weeds instead of grain, and will Curse their land instead of blessing it
Live - What greater Curse could envious fortune give, than just to die, when I began to live? ...
Jonathan - But Jonathan, in pursuing them, tasted a little wild honey, not knowing that his father had pronounced a Curse upon any that should taste food until evening
Blessing - (For a similar idea, but with opposite results, see Curse
Price of Blood - The Curse of treachery was now associated with it, and would help to intensify their loathing when they spoke of it as the price of blood
Adam (1) - ...
Sin's immediate effects on Adam and Eve, after she in her turn became a seducer, having first been seduced herself (Genesis 3:6 end), were shame (Genesis 3:7), concealment and folly (Genesis 3:8-9; compare Psalm 139), fear (Genesis 3:10), selfishness on Adam's part toward Eve, and presumption in virtually laying the blame on God (Genesis 3:12), the Curse, including sorrow, agony, sweat of the brow in tilling the thorny ground, death. He bore our shame and fear (Hebrews 12:2; Hebrews 5:7), denied self wholly (Matthew 20:28), resisted Satan's temptation to presumption (Matthew 4:6), bore the Curse (Galatians 3:13), was "the man of sorrows" (Isaiah 53), endured the agony and bloody sweat of Gethsemane, the crown of thorns, and the dust of death (Psalms 22:15, compare Genesis 3:19). The temporary exclusion from the tree of life was a merciful provision for fallen man, (for immortality in a lost state is a Curse), until that, through Christ, he should have it restored (Revelation 22:2; Revelation 22:14; Revelation 2:7). The co-extensiveness of sin's Curse upon all men as Adam's offspring, and of Christ's redemption for all men (Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 15:22-47) implies the same
Cross, Cross-Bearing - We are under (ὑπό) a Curse (Galatians 3:10), and Christ became a Curse (κατάρα) for (ὑπέρ) us, and so redeemed us from (ἐκ) or out from under the Curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13). He became the Curse, and came between us and the overhanging law of God. The Jews considered as accursed one whose dead body merely was hung upon a gibbet, and St. Everett in his Gospel of Paul, which denies the penal character of the death of Christ on the cross, and sees in this supreme event only the ceremonial defilement which Christians share who take Christ as Lord and who thus likewise become accursed (Galatians 3:13), and so have the power of the Law over them removed
Reuben - The Blessing of Jacob ( Genesis 49:3-4 ) attributes his decadence to the Curse pronounced upon him for the act:...
‘Reuben, thou wast my firstborn,...
My strength, and the first of my virility;...
Over-impetuous, exceedingly passionate,...
Seething like water, thou shalt not excel;...
For thou didst ascend thy father’s bed,...
Then Cursed I my couch thou didst ascend . ]'>[5] ]...
In the ‘Blessing of Moses’ (Deuteronomy 33:6 ) the Curse has sealed his doom, and a pitiful remnant depleted in strength is all that remains:...
‘Let Reuben live, and let him not die,...
Yet, let his men be very few
Dereliction - That He might ‘redeem us from the Curse of the law’ it was necessary that He should be ‘made a Curse for us’ (Galatians 3:13); ‘it behoved him in every respect to be made like unto his brethren, that he might prove a merciful and faithful High Priest’; and it is because ‘he hath himself suffered, having been tempted,’ that ‘he is able to succour them that are being tempted’ (Hebrews 2:17-18)
Water - “Bitter water” was used in Israel’s rituals, too: “And the priest shall set the woman before the Lord, and uncover the woman’s head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the Curse” ( Curse and caused bitterness ( Adoption - The means of our redemption from under (the Curse of) the law,—...
the incarnation and sufferings of Christ. That the adoption of sons follows upon our actual redemption from that Curse, or, in other words, upon our pardon
Law of Christ - Like Isaiah, he believed that this covenant included the Gentiles (Galatians 3:7-20 ), and like Jeremiah he believed that it offered Israel a remedy for the Curse that the old Sinaitic covenant pronounced on Israel's disobedience (Galatians 3:10-13 )
Darkness - Christ is beheld in the very character he had taken at the call of God the Father; first, made sin, and then, a Curse, (see these Scriptures,) 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13 then follows, darkness, soul-trial, and death
Animals, Clean And Unclean - Everything that creepeth upon the earth was unclean: the earth is under the Curse because of sin, and there must be a moral rising above it
Creation - ...
The "Creature" and "the whole creation," in Romans 8:19-22 , may denote the irrational and inferior creation, which shall be released from the Curse, and share in the glorious liberty of the sons of God, Isaiah 11:6 35:1 2 Peter 3:7-13
Under - We all lie under the Curse of the law, until redeemed by Christ
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. So completely had He become one with mankind in being made sin and a Curse for man, that even His consciousness of filial union and communion with God as His Father was obscured and interrupted, if even for only a moment, by His consciousness of the sin of man. 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. This, then, was the agony in Gethsemane, such a sense of the sorrow, shame, and Curse of mankind’s sin as His very own as became a dread of the loss of God’s fatherly presence
Malachi - ...
(2) Against the priests for contemptible offerings, profaning instead of honoring their Master and their Father, unlike Levi of old, who walked with God in a covenant of life and peace, turning many from iniquity, whereas they departed out of the way and caused others to stumble; therefore God will send a Curse upon them, making them contemptible, even as they contemned and failed to give glory to His name (1618383132_39:9). But still they cavil at God's service bringing no "profit," while God's people commune together; so "the day of the Lord" cometh, consuming to the proud scorners, but with healing beams of the Sun of righteousness to fearers of God's name; ushered in by the forerunner Elijah, preaching a return to the law of Moses, and to the piety of Israel's forefathers, lest Jehovah come and smite the earth with a Curse
Balaam - And he took up his parable and said, Balak hath brought me out of Aram, saying, Come, Curse me Jacob, and come defy Israel. But how shall I Curse, whom God hath not Cursed? Or how shall I defy, whom God hath not defied? Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!' And, again, on the top of Pisgah, he takes up his parable in a way not unworthy of the place of Moses' grave: 'God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent. Come, therefore, I pray thee, Curse me this people. ...
And then, look and learn how Balak, once he had got a hold of Balaam, cadged the prophet about from one hill-top to another to get the proper place from which to Curse Israel. But, when Balaam saw Israel shining in her tents below, his Curses all stuck in his throat. I will take thee this time to a hill where thou shalt not see all their tents, and thou shalt Curse them from thence
Good, Goodness - Since then God's Curse has fallen on "those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter" (Isaiah 5:20 )
Bethel - Hiel of Bethel rebuilt Jericho under the Curse (1 Kings 16:34)
Speak - ...
8: κακολογέω (Strong's #2551 — Verb — kakologeo — kak-ol-og-eh'-o ) "to speak evil:" see Curse , B, No
Redeem, Redemption - It is used metaphorically (a) in Galatians 3:13 ; 4:5 , of the deliverance by Christ of Christian Jews from the Law and its Curse; what is said of lutron (RANSOM, No
Uncleanness - The duration of defilement caused by the birth of a female infant being double that due to a male, extending respectively to eighty and forty days in All, (Leviticus 12:2-5 ) may perhaps represent the woman's heavier share in the first sin and first Curse
Micah, Micaiah - Micah , a dweller in the hill-country of Ephraim; he stole from his mother eleven hundred pieces of silver, which, however, he returned on hearing the Curse which his mother pronounced against the thief
Achan - When Jericho was Cursed, with all that was in it, Achan alone, in defiance of the Curse, "saw" (compare Job 31:7; Genesis 3:6; James 1:14-15), coveted, took, and hid (see Genesis 3:8; following the first sin in the same awful successive steps downward) "a Babylonian garment" (compare Revelation 17:4-5), "two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold, fifty shekels" (Joshua 7:21)
Horn - Because there are two horns we understand that he has power to exalt the Devil, and also to Curse men
Tithes - was that they had robbed God, because they had withholden the tithes and offerings; and therefore the whole nation was "cursed with a Curse
Cedron - Here Jesus passed through all that torrent of divine wrath against sin, when "he that knew no sin, became sin and a Curse for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. And God the Holy Ghost was graciously pleased to make Cedron again memorable, as typical of the Lord Jesus Christ, when Asa, Hezekiah, and Josiah, burnt and destroyed the idols of the land, and cast the accursed things of the groves into this brook
Offer, Offering - anathema (see Curse)
Law - )...
Those who broke the law were under the Curse and condemnation of the law (Deuteronomy 27:26; Galatians 3:10). Jesus Christ, however, lived a perfect life according to the law, and then died to bear the law’s Curse. Believers in Jesus are freed from the law’s Curse
Galatians Epistle to the - The Law brings no blessing but a Curse, to free us from which Christ died a death which the Law describes as accursed. He ‘redeemed’ us from the Curse pronounced by the Law, by Himself ‘becoming a Curse for us’ (Galatians 3:13-14; Galatians 4:4), i. by dying a death which the Law describes as accursed (Deuteronomy 21:23). * Magic - There are many references scattered throughout the Old Testament to various imitative magical practices, including the use of clothing (2 Kings 2:13-14 ), magic staffs (Acts 19:19-205 ), hands (2 Kings 5:11 ), mandrakes (Genesis 30:14-18 ), instruments (2 Kings 6:7 ), hair (Judges 16:17 ), whispering (2 Samuel 12:19 ), spells (Joshua 10:12 ), belomancy (1 Samuel 20:20-22 ), hydromancy (Exodus 15:25 ), and various blessings, Curses, and dreams. God could overturn a Curse and make it a blessing (Psalm 109:28 ). The man of God healed the sick, revealed hidden things, performed wonders, and pronounced Curses and blessings, just like a pagan magician. Brichto, The Problem of "Curse" in the Hebrew Bible ; A
Taxes - The taxes were systematically farmed, and the publicans appeared as a new Curse to the country
Cain - This kind of life, so different from the prosperous peace of settled agricultural communities, must have been the result of a primitive Curse, incurred by some crime
Abiathar - Eli, of whose family it had been foretold 150 years before that the priesthood should pass from it, was Abiathar's progenitor fourth backward, and Abiathar would naturally fear the coming realization of the Curse
Firstborn - " "Regeneration," begun in the soul now, will extend to the body at the resurrection of the saints; and to nature, now groaning under the Curse (Matthew 19:28; Luke 20:36; 1 John 3:2; Romans 8:11; Romans 8:19; Romans 8:23)
Chosen One - ]'>[2] 77, 218, Syr Sin Curse, and is adopted by Burkitt, Evangelion da-Mepharreshe, ii
Canaan; Canaanite - 9:25-27 stamps a theological significance on “Canaan” from the beginning: “Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. ” Noah prophetically placed this Curse on “Canaan” because his father had stared at Noah’s nakedness and reported it grossly to his brothers
Kenosis - In four pregnant statements, in which the Christian salvation is brought into most intimate relation with the humiliation of the Son of God, this Kenosis is more fully defined: ‘God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh [1], condemned sin in the flesh’ (Romans 8:3); ‘God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law’ (Galatians 4:4); ‘Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf’ [2]; ‘Christ redeemed us from the Curse of the law, having become a Curse for us’ [3]
Job - ...
The Curse that always waits in this world on controversy and contradiction has never been clearer seen than it is seen in Job's case. And, yet, such is the malignant and incurable Curse of all controversy, even at its best, that Job and all his four friends seem sometimes as if they are to be consumed one of another-out of the same mouth so much blessing and so much cursing both proceed. Oh, the unmitigable Curse of controversy! Oh, the detestable passions that corrections and contradictions kindle up to fury in the proud heart of man! Eschew controversy, my brethren, as you would eschew the entrance to hell itself. Under it, in his day, Job would have Cursed God, and died
Neonomians - The law of innocence, or moral law, is so in force still, as that every precept thereof constitutes duty, even to the believer; every breach thereof is a sin deserving of death: this law binds death by its Curse on every unbeliever, and the righteousness for or by which we are justified before God, in a righteousness (at least) adequate to that law which is Christ's alone righteousness; and this so imputed to the believer as that God deals judicially with him according thereto. Yet such is the grace of the Gospel, that it promiseth in and by Christ a freedom from the Curse, forgiveness of sin, and eternal life, to every sincere believer: which promise God with certainly perform, notwithstanding the threatening of the law
Ahab - Ahab was pre-eminent for luxurious tastes; his elaborately ornamented ivory palace (1 Kings 22:39; Amos 3:15), the many cities he built or restored, as Jericho (then belonging to Israel, not Judah) in defiance of Joshua's Curse (1 Kings 16:34), his palace and park at Jezreel (now Zerin), in the plain of Esdraelon, his beautiful residence while Samaria was the capital, all show his magnificence. The names of him and Zedekiah, his fellow deceiver, were doomed to be a byword for a Curse
Galatians, Epistle to the - Those under law were under the Curse; and on that ground none could be justified. Christ had borne the Curse that Abraham's blessing might come on the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, and that through faith they might receive the promise of the Spirit
Sadducees - They lay under the Curse which rests upon all aristocracies, the inability to realize that the best things must grow
Redemption - When people are redeemed from the bondage of sin and the Curse of the law, they come into a new life of liberty as the sons of God
Hagar - It was punished by consequent family disquiet, and the bad example copied by the Ishmaelites has proved morally and physically a Curse to the race
Fall of Man - For, that man is a fallen creature, is evident, if we consider his misery as an inhabitant of the natural world; the disorders of the globe we inhabit, and the dreadful scourges with which it is visited; the deplorable and shocking circumstances of our birth; the painful and dangerous travail of women; our natural uncleanliness, helplessness, ignorance, and nakedness; the gross darkness in which we naturally are, both with respect to God and a future state; the general rebellion of the brute creation against us; the various poisons that lurk in the animal, vegetable, and mineral world, ready to destroy us: the heavy Curse of toil and sweat to which we are liable; the innumerable calamities of life, and the pangs of death
Virgin - He was not under the Curse of sin, but in the end he bore the sin of others, so that they through him might be part of God’s new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1618383132_53; Titus 3:4-7)
Aristeas - When the work was finished, a solemn Curse was denounced on any one who should change anything in it (cf
Wine - Numerous cautions to beware of it are given, 1 Samuel 1:14 Proverbs 23:31 31:4-5 1 Timothy 3:3 ; and to tempt other to use it is in one passage made the occasion of a bitter Curse, Habakkuk 2:15
Freedom - In his view it was "another gospel" that did not really deserve the name "gospel": those who proclaimed such a message were perverting the true gospel and deserved God's Curse (1:6-9)indeed, they were false brothers whose real purpose was to undermine the freedom that believers have in Christ (2:4-5). The problem is that, because of sin, the law was impotent to grant life and freedom; instead, it Cursed and killed (Romans 7:9-11 ; 8:3 ; Galatians 3:10 ). Christ, however, came specifically to redeem, that is, to liberate those who were under the law by delivering them from its Curse (Galatians 3:13-14 ; 4:4-5 )
Canaan - The Jews believe that he was implicated with his father in the dishonor done to Noah, Genesis 9:20-27 , which was the occasion of the Curse under which he and his posterity suffered, Joshua 9:23,27 2 Chronicles 8:7,8 2 . The Curse brought down by the unbelief of the Jews still blights their unhappy land
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)
Evil - God pronounced a Curse upon mankind which is represented by certain specifics: anguish in childbearing (Genesis 3:16 ), male domination over the wife (Genesis 3:16 ), toilsome labor (Genesis 3:17 ), and thorns and thistles (Genesis 3:18 )
Reprobate - To the former, the address is, ‘Come, ye blessed of my Father’; to the latter, ‘Depart, ye Cursed,’ the blessing being all of God, the Curse entirely of themselves
Consecration - Then the bishop, sitting under a cloth of state in the aisle of the chancel, near the communion table, took a written book in his hand, and pronounced Curses upon those who should hereafter profane that holy place by musters of soldiers, or keeping profane law courts, or carrying burdens through it; and at the end of every Curse he bowed to the east, and said, Let all the people say, Amen. When the Curses were ended, which were about twenty, he pronounced a like number of blessings upon ALL that had any hand in framing and building that sacred and beautiful church; and on those that had given, or should hereafter give, any chalices, plate, ornaments, or other utensils; and, at the end of every blessing, he bowed to the east, and said, Let all the people say, Amen
Heaven - ...
Negatives of present provisional conditions and evils form a large part of the subordinate description of heaven's bliss: no marriage (Luke 20:34-36), no meats for the belly (1 Corinthians 6:13), no death, no sorrow, crying, pain; no defilement, no Curse, no night, no candle, no light of the sun, for the Lord God giveth them light (Revelation 21:4; Revelation 21:27; Revelation 22:3; Revelation 22:5)
Moab, Moabites - The Moabites were however filled with terror when they heard that the Amorites had been smitten, and Balak their king hired Balaam to Curse Israel
Ever, Everlasting - Le‛ôlâm is applied to the Curse set upon the dead Joab and his descendants
Mark, Gospel by - Sight is restored to blind Bartimaeus (who called Him 'Son of David') at Jericho, the city of the Curse
Moth - By the secret Curse of God he shall fade away, and whatever is most precious in his estimation shall be gradually dissolved and consumed, as a garment eaten by the moth
Adultery - " The priest then wrote the terms of the law in this form:—"If a strange man hath not come near you, and you are not polluted by forsaking the bed of your husband, these bitter waters, which I have Cursed, will not hurt you: but if you have polluted yourself by coming near to another man, and gone astray from your husband,—may you be accursed of the Lord, and become an example for all his people; may your thigh rot, and your belly swell till it burst; may these Cursed waters enter into your belly, and being swelled therewith, may your thighs putrefy. "...
After this, the priest filled a pitcher out of the brazen vessel, near the altar of burnt offerings, cast some dust of the pavement into it, mingled something with it as bitter as wormwood, and then read the Curses, and received her answer of Amen. If the wife was innocent, she returned with her husband, and the waters, so far from injuring her, increased her health, and made her more fruitful; but if she was guilty, she grew pale immediately, her eyes swelled; and, lest she should pollute the temple, she was instantly carried out, with these symptoms upon her, and died instantly, with all the ignominious circumstances related in the Curses. Among the Hebrews, and other oriental nations, the word bitter was rather used for Curse: and, strictly speaking, the phrase does not mean bitter water, but the water of bitterness, that is, of Curses. This I infer from the circumstance of his speech not being directly continued in Numbers 5:21 st, which is rather the apodosis of what goes before; and from the detail proceeding anew in the words of the historian, Then, shall the priest pronounce the rest of the oath and the Curses to the woman; and proceed thus. —After this stop he pronounced the Curses, and the woman was obliged to declare her acquiescence in them by a repeated Amen. For the priest had yet to write the Curses in a book, which I suppose he did at great deliberation; having done so, he washed them out again in the very imprecation water, which the woman had now to drink; and this water being now presented to her, she was obliged to drink it, with this warning and assurance, in the name of God, that if she was guilty, it would prove within her an absolute Curse, Now, what must have been her feelings, while drinking, if not conscious of purity? In my opinion she must have conceived that she already felt an alteration in the state of her body, and the germ, as it were of the disease springing within her
Covenant - Did biblical writers borrow the idea of the covenant and its integral elements from pagan sources when the Old Testament was written—elements such as a self-presentation of the suzerain and his activities, including those done on behalf of the vassals, statements of intent, stipulations, and assurances of well-being if obedient and of Curses if disobedient? The legal covenants included provisions for continuity, with emphasis on the suzerain's claim to vassals' children, and were confirmed by an oath or a special ratification ceremony, like the cutting in half of an ox or cow or the sharing of a meal as the conclusion of the act of covenanting. The ideas of blessing (life) and Curse (death) thus were also included. Yahweh added to the assurances of blessings the certainty of the Curse on despisers and rejectors of Abram and his sovereign God. A covenant ratification ceremony was performed in a vision to Abram in which the blessing of peace for Abram and a Curse (punishment) was pronounced on those enslaving covenantal seed (15:12-21). Genesis 15 includes covenantal elements: (1) Yahweh's sovereign presence; (2) Abram's assured rich future; (3) continuity through much seed; (4) a place to live and serve in the midst of the nations; (5) a Curse on opponents of the blessed; and (6) the response of faith and blessing of justification. This breaking of the covenant aroused Yahweh's anger; he spoke of carrying out the Curse of the covenant on them (32:9-10)
Simeon - see) as sharing in the Curse of Jacob and in the consequent dispersion of the tribe among the other tribes of Israel
Urim And Thummim - Hence if Thummim , as most believe, denotes ‘innocence,’ Urim should denote ‘guilt’ a sense which some would give it by connecting it with the verb meaning ‘to Curse
Darius - His Curse (Ezra 6:12) on those who injure the temple answers to that on those who should injure the inscriptions at Behistun, and his threat of impaling such (Ezra 6:11) answers to the Behistun and Herodotus (iii
Cross - Christ's cross transforms the Curse into a blessing (Galatians 3:13-14); the inscription was written with letters of black on a white gypsum ground
Body - They died and the earth from which the body was formed was Cursed (Genesis 2:17 ; 3:17-19 ). Just as the fall of Adam brought a Curse on the earth, the resurrection of the body has consequences of cosmic proportions
Nature, Natural - Although it is Cursed because of sin (3:17-18), creation is still viewed positively (Psalm 33:5 ; 119:64 ). Similarly, although creation suffers under the Curse of the fall, it too looks forward to the restoration of the original creation order
Arment - The cursing was not with oaths but rather it was his Curse upon CHRIST, wherein he consigned the Lord JESUS to the wrath of His enemies, and wished for His destruction
Remnant - Isaiah tells of the judgment on the earth from which a remnant will “remain”: “Therefore hath the Curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left” ( Law of Moses - And though the Curse follows the not keeping it in all points, yet he is not willing to give up that ground
Edom - "My sword shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my Curse, to judgment. "I have sworn by myself, saith the Lord, that Bozrah" (the strong or fortified city) "shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a Curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes. " Such is the present desolate aspect of one of the most fertile countries of ancient times! So visibly even now does the withering Curse of an offended God rest upon it!...
no'ah - When he recovered from the effects of his intoxication, he declared that a Curse should rest upon the sons of Ham. With the Curse on his youngest son was joined a blessing on the other two
no'ah - When he recovered from the effects of his intoxication, he declared that a Curse should rest upon the sons of Ham. With the Curse on his youngest son was joined a blessing on the other two
High Place - An unnamed man of God came to Bethel and pronounced God's Curse on this high place (1 Kings 13:1-3 ), but the following kings of the Northern Kingdom of Israel followed in the ways of Jeroboam and did not remove the high places where the false gods were worshiped
Golden Rule - Luke expands upon this principle by associating the Golden Rule with loving one's enemies, blessing those who Curse you, turning the other cheek, and being gracious to those who borrow, expecting nothing in return (cf
Surprise - His disciples were astonished at His command over the storm (Mark 6:51), His teaching regarding the rich (Matthew 19:25), and the Curse on the fig-tree (Matthew 21:20)
Foreigner - ...
If the early history of the Bible ends with Curse—the disintegration of humanity into many nationsthe beginning of Israel's national history (chap
Peace - ...
In addition, the Curse of the ground will be removed and the land will again be characterized by salom [ Amos 9:13-15 )
Oil - The lack of oil was a sign of the Curse of God and agricultural disaster (e
Tree - They are made to feel at home in this great unnatural religious system, which is a Curse to the earth
Eagle - He, who in such infinite and unequalled love and grace, became both sin and a Curse for his people, might go on in the humiliation, to compare himself to the eagle, when made sin for us; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him
Job - If, instead, they receive only hardship and suffering, they will Curse him (Job 1:9-11; Job 2:4-5)
Canaan - Noah's prophetic Curse was therefore to reach him in the person of Canaan his son (the sorest point to a parent), on whom the Curse is thrice pronounced. Canaan probably shared in and prompted his father's guilt toward Noah; for Noah's "younger son" probably means his "grandson" (Genesis 9:24), and the Curse being pronounced upon Canaan, not Ham, implies Canaan's leading guilt, being the first to expose to Ham Noah's shame
Zechariah, Book of - Next, the prophet aees ( Jeremiah 5:1-4 ) the Curse of Jehovah as a book that flies and enters the house of every thief and perjurer to consume it. Jehovah’s Curse has fallen upon the sinners, and sin itself is now removed to the land of exile
Gideon - Midian had long before with Moab besought Balaam to Curse Israel, and through his counsel, by tempting Israel to whoredom with their and the Moabite women, had brought a plague on Israel, and had then by God's command been smitten sorely by Israel (Numbers 25:17-18; Numbers 31:1-16, etc. ...
But his unambitious spirit is praiseworthy; he, the great Baal fighter, "Jerubbaal," instead of ambitiously accepting the crown, "went and dwelt in his own house" quietly, and died "in a good old age," having secured for his country "quietness" for 40 years, leaving, besides 70 sons by wives, a son by a concubine, Abimelech, doomed to be by ambition as great a Curse to his country as his father was in the main a blessing
Atonement - being made a Curse for us;' 'He suffered for sins, the just for the unjust;' and, to use the language of faith, 'with his stripes we are healed;' 'He was delivered for our offences;' 'He was manifested to take away our sins. ...
Expiation is more the satisfaction itself which is made, the piaculum, what takes the wrath, and is devoted, made the Curse, and so substituted for the offender, so that he goes free
Devil - They say that it is just as improper for men to take a part in the dispute between God and a fallen angel, as for a peasant to ridicule and Curse a servant of the pacha who has fallen into disgrace; that God did not require our assistance to punish Satan for his disobedience; it might happen that he might receive him into favour again; and then we must be ashamed before the judgment seat of God, if we had, uncalled for, abused one of his angels: it was therefore the best not to trouble one's self about the devil; but endeavour not to incur God's displeasure ourselves. But in the countries where they have the upper hand, nobody is allowed to Curse him, unless he chooses to be beaten, or perhaps even to lose his life
Evil, Evil-Doer - kakologeo, "to speak evil" (see Curse , SPEAK); kakopatheo, "to endure evil" (see ENDURE , SUFFER); kakopatheia, "suffering affliction" (see SUFFER); kakoucheo, "to suffer adversity" (see SUFFER)
Jews in the New Testament - 70 and the insertion of a Curse upon the minim (“heretics,” especially Christians) into the daily synagogue prayer in A
Ignorance - ...
The densest ignorance came to those who had heard the gospel of Christ and had persisted in rejecting it, for on them the Curse foretold by Isaiah was abiding (Acts 28:26)
Sex, Biblical Teaching on - Fertility of women was a blessing while barrenness was a Curse (Genesis 29:30-30:24 ; 1 Samuel 1:5-20 )
Word - This word also demands response: faithful obedience will bring God's blessing while disobedience will lead to a Curse ( Deuteronomy 30:15-20 )
Song of Solomon, Theology of - God endowed humans at creation with sexuality as a blessing, not as a Curse
Haggai, Theology of - The blight and mildew mentioned in Haggai 2:17 are specifically cited as covenant Curses in Deuteronomy 28:22 . By making Zerubbabel "like my signet ring" the Lord may be reversing the Curse against Jehoiachin, reinstating his family so that a descendant of his could again sit on the throne of Israel
Piety - It turns the Curse into a blessing; it enters the house of mourning, and soothes the troubled mind; it prepares us for all, sustains us in all, sanctifies us by all, and delivers us from all
Weights And Measures - Thus Isaiah 5:10 shows that there is a Curse resting upon the fields of a covetous man
Separate - In Akkadian, nâzaru meant “to Curse,” but in West Semitic it connoted “to dedicate
Thorn - In the Curse denounced against the earth, Genesis 3:18 , its produce is threatened to be "thorns and thistles," קוצ ודרדר , in the Septuagint ακανθας και τριβολους
Husbandry - The custom of marking the boundaries of lands by stones, although it prevailed a long time before, Job 24:2 , was confirmed and perpetuated in the time of Moses by an express law; and a Curse was pronounced against him who without authority removed them
Job, Book of - --
One question could be raised by envy: may not the goodness which secures such direct and tangible rewards be a refined form of selfishness? Satan, the accusing angel, suggests the doubt, "Doth Job fear God for nought ?" and asserts boldly that if those external blessings were withdrawn, Job would cast off his allegiance" he will Curse thee to thy face
Kings, First And Second, Theology of - In fact, he pursues history writing from the standpoint of obedience or lack thereof to this issue, either pronouncing a Curse or a blessing. The sufferings of Israel and Judah are seen as operations of the Curse upon a broken agreement
Numbers, Book of - ...
Numbers 22 — Numbers 25 give the history of Balak hiring Balaam the prophet to Curse Israel. In spite of Israel's failure in walk, the Lord turned the attempt to Curse them into the pronouncing of blessings
Man - No longer does “man” have perfect communion with the Creator; he is now under the Curse of sin and death. ...
In standardized expressions of Curse and blessing geber also functions as a synonym for ‘'ı̂ysh, “man. ” The expression may begin with “Cursed be the man” (geber; Naaman - Leprosy was so loathsome, and so utterly incurable and deadly, that it was not looked on as an ordinary disease at all: but, rather, as a special creation in His anger, and a direct Curse of God, both to punish sin, and, at the same time, to teach His people something of what an accursed thing sin really is; till the whole nature of leprosy and all the laws laid down for its treatment, and the miraculous nature of its so seldom cure, all combined to work into the imagination, and into the conscience, and into the heart, and into the ritual, and into the literature of Israel, some of her deepest lessons about the terrible nature and the only proper treatment of sin. Yes; but madman with pride, and self-importance, and self-will as he was, Naaman will stand up in the day of judgment and will condemn some of us who have his history before us; for, like him at one time, we do not even yet feel the full Curse and deadliness of our sin, else we would do very differently with it
Mediator - This they declare with great variety of expression: that "he suffered for sins, the just for the unjust," 1 Peter 3:18 ; that "he gave his life a ransom," Matthew 20:28 ; Mark 10:45 : 1 Timothy 2:6 ; that "we are bought with a price," 2 Peter 2:1 ; Revelation 14:4 ; 1 Corinthians 6:20 ; that "he redeemed us with his blood," "redeemed us from the Curse of the law, being made a Curse for us," 1 Peter 1:19 ; Revelation 5:9 ; Galatians 3:13 ; that "he is our advocate, intercessor, and propitiation,"...
Hebrews 7:25 ; 1 John 2:1-2 ; that "he was made perfect, through sufferings; and being thus made perfect, he became the author of salvation," John 5:22-234 ; Hebrews 5:9 ; that "God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them," 2 Corinthians 5:19 ; Romans 5:10 ; Ephesians 2:16 ; and that "through death he destroyed him that had the power of death," Hebrews 2:14
Blood - Besides the atoning virtue it typically had, it brought a Curse when not duly expiated, as by burial (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:13)
Unclean And Clean - Man's passage into, and out of, his mortal state was connected with ceremonial pollution, marking his inherent corruption; the mother of a male continued unclean 40 days, of a female 80 days (Leviticus 12:2-5): the difference representing woman's being first in the sin and Curse (Genesis 3:16; 1 Timothy 2:14)
Roman Empire - There were no hospitals for the sick, no establishments for the relief of the poor, no societies for ameliorating men's condition, no instruction for the lower classes, no antidote to the Curse of slavery
Image of God - Thus biblical eschatology envisions the restoration of all three of these relationships in a world where God's people may experience unhindered fellowship with him (Revelation 21:3-5 ) because the Edenic Curse has been removed (Revelation 22:3 )
Levite - Thus, the prophecy of Jacob that Levi's descendants would be scattered throughout Israel (Genesis 49:5-7 ) was fulfilled, not as a Curse but as a blessing (Exodus 32:29 ; Deuteronomy 33:8-9 )
Man - Jesus Christ, according to the divine purpose, came in the fulness of time to be his Saviour, and by virtue of his sufferings, all who believe are justified from the Curse of the law
Death of Christ - We all in failing to keep the law of God are under a "curse, " not in our own contemporary use of that term, but as stated in the Deuteronomic Law"Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do every thing written in the Book of the Law. " But "Christ redeemed us from the Curse of the law by becoming a Curse for us, for it is written: Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree
Sin - It flows from decisions to reject God's way, and to steal, Curse, and lie simply because that seems more attractive or reasonable. The sentence God pronounces upon sin includes grace (3:15) and suggests that he retains sovereign control over his creation even in its rebellion, but it also establishes our alienation from nature in the Curse upon childbearing, work, and creation itself (3:14-19). After the Curse, God graciously clothes the first couple, but he also expels them from the garden (3:21-24). God prompted Israel to repent by sending adversityempty stomachs, drought, plague, warfare, and other Curses for disobediencebut Israel would not turn back
Justification (2) - From this point of view the work of Christ appears as a redemption from the Curse of the Law. Christ, in His death, bore its Curse, and its power is therefore at an end (Galatians 3:13). Paul refers in this passage to the Jewish Law, as the antithesis with Galatians 3:14 shows: ‘Christ redeemed us [6] from the Curse of the law … that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus
Baptism - Elijah was to "turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers," namely, the disobedient children to the faith and fellowship of their pious forefathers, Abraham, Jacob, Levi, Elijah (Luke 1:17), lest Messiah at His coming" should smite the earth with a Curse. The Jews, as a nation, brought the "curse" on their land ("earth") by not repenting, and by rejecting Messiah at His first advent
Sabbath - It was to be a sacred pause in the ordinary labor which man earns his bread the Curse the fall was to be suspended for one and, having spent that day in joyful remembrance of God's mercies, man had a fresh start in his course of labor
Cloud, Cloud of the Lord - Withholding of rain from the clouds is seen as divine activity in fulfillment of the covenant Curses (Isaiah 5:6 ; Leviticus 26:19 ; cf. Deuteronomy 28:23-24 ), and the restoring of rain after drought is the sign of God's removing the covenant Curse from Israel (1 Kings 18:44-45 ; cf
Unicorn - Balaam, a priest of Midian, and so in the neighbourhood of the haunts of the rhinoceros, and intimately connected with Ethiopia, for they themselves were shepherds of that country, in a transport, from contemplating the strength of Israel, whom he was brought to Curse, says, that they had as it were the strength of the reem, Numbers 23:22
Fig Tree - " While it was supposed that this expression signified, that the time for such trees to bring forth fruit was not yet come, it looked very unaccountable that Christ should reckon a tree barren, though it had leaves, and Curse it as such, when he knew that the time of bearing figs was not come; and that he should come to seek figs on this tree, when he knew that figs were not used to be ripe so soon in the year
Perseverance - But, one may ask, how does this occur? Do not many rebel at suffering, and even Curse God? Here the end of the process is in view, what suffering finally achieves
Job, Book of - Then, when his body was full of sores, his wife was used of Satan to try and induce him to Curse God; but he replied, "What! shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?" "In all this did not Job sin with his lips
Joannes Cappadox, Bishop of Constantinople - Still the people continued to shout with all their might, "Severus is now to be anathematized; anathematize him this instant, or there's nothing done!" The patriarch, seeing that something must be settled, took counsel with the twelve attendant prelates, who agreed to the Curse on Severus
Work - As a result, slavery is imposed as a Curse on the descendants of Ham. As a result of God's Curse on human life, it is virtually impossible to detect God's work. Pentecost reverses the Curse of Babel
Canaan - The Hebrews believe that Canaan, having first discovered Noah's nakedness, told his father Ham; and that Noah, when he awoke, having understood what had passed, Cursed Canaan, the first author of the offence. Notwithstanding the Curse is directed against Canaan the son, and not against Ham the father, it is often supposed that all the posterity of Ham were placed under the malediction, "Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. "...
But the true reason why Canaan only was mentioned probably is, that the Curse was in fact restricted to the posterity of Canaan. But Canaan alone, in his descendants, is Cursed, and Ham only in that branch of his posterity. Rich in its soil; glowing in the sunshine of an almost perpetual summer; and abounding in scenery of the grandest, as well as of the most beautiful kind; this happy country was indeed a land which the Lord had blessed: but Mohammedan sloth and despotism, as the instruments employed to execute the Curse of Heaven, have converted it into a waste of rock and desert, with the exception of some few spots, which remain to attest the veracity of the accounts formerly given of it
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When death occurred in the prime of life or without children or without proper burial, it was strictly understood as a Curse. In His death the positive and negative aspects just discussed come together: Jesus overturned death in the community and ran toward His own death; He agonized over His fate in Jerusalem and wished it were already accomplished; He announced with word and deed the Resurrection Age, but He could not completely welcome His own accursed death which resurrection would vindicate
Cain (1) - Cain was of that wicked one (1 John 3:12), not associated with Jehovah, except as incurring His Curse
Malachi, Theology of - If the priests and the people continued in their sin they would be under a Curse (2:2; 3:9), including the threat of total destruction, the "ban" to which the Canaanites and Edomites were subjected (4:6; see Joshua 6:17 ; Isaiah 34:5 )
Nahum, Theology of - The only intention is to threaten and Curse. Hillers, Treaty-Curses and the Old Testament Prophets ; W
Abraham - God would bless him and make him a blessing, and bless all who blessed him and would Curse all who Cursed him
Anathema - It is capable of use in the good sense of an offering to God, but was gradually confined to the sense of ‘accursed,’ which is the rendering adopted in Authorized Version in all NT passages except 1 Corinthians 16:22. -See articles ‘Curse,’ ‘Excommunication,’ ‘Maranatha,’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) ; Thayer Grimm’s Gr
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to bind by oath, as under the penalty of a fearful Curse, Joshua 6:26 ; Mark 5:7
Joshua, Book of - God said the whole was accursed and must be destroyed, and a Curse should rest upon the man who should rebuild the city. All was not however destroyed, for Achan had taken of the accursed things. There were blessings for them if they were obedient; but Curses if they forsook the Lord
John the Baptist - and power" of preaching, though not in miracles (Luke 5:33-381), he should turn the degenerate "children to the Lord and to" their righteous "fathers, and the heart of the fathers to the children," their past mutual alienation being due to the children's apostasy; fulfilling Malachi 4:4-6; bringing "Moses' law" to their remembrance, "lest Jehovah at His coming should smite the earth with a Curse
Fall - 137): ‘By the Fall man came under a Curse, is guilty of death, and his right relation to God is rendered difficult. The Curse that rests on man since the Fall is mentioned in Sirach 40:1 : ‘Great travail is created for many men, and a heavy yoke is upon the sons of Adam. The purpose of the passage is to show that Christ can and does bring more blessing to man than Adam has brought Curse
Ham - What an inexpiable Curse is a defiled mind! Well might Bishop Andrewes pray every night of the week for all his life, and that too, with sweat and tears, that his transgressions might not be retained upon him as his punishment. My own blood is on his hands! Cursed be Ham! And the ark shook under her words and her blows. ' Only, Noah's name is quite well known to the millions he has benefited; as, also, to the millions he has Cursed and destroyed. Millions every day bless the day he did it, and pledge his name for doing it; while other millions Curse the day
Abortion - It underlies God's Curse of Cain (1618383132_25 ), is explained in God's covenant with Noah (Genesis 9:5-6 ), is exemplified in the lives of Jacob (Genesis 27:41-42 ; 32:11-12 ), Joseph (Genesis 37:21,22 , 27 ; 42:22 ), and Moses (Exodus 2:12-14 ), and finally is encoded as the sixth commandment (Exodus 20:13 ; Deuteronomy 5:17 ). Nevertheless, it would be unwise to dismiss outright so consistent a testimony; pregnancy is never seen as a Curse, nor children as divine punishment for sexual promiscuity
Messiah - The oil, like the sprinkled blood in a covenant-rite‡ Zechariah, the Book of - ...
Zechariah repeats this threat as about to be fulfilled again by Rome for their rejection of Messiah Matthew, by mentioning Jeremiah, implies that the field of blood now bought by "the reward of iniquity" in the valley of Hinnom was long ago a scene of doom symbolically predicted, that the purchase of it with the traitor's price renewed the prophecy and revived the Curse. "...
The sixth vision (Zechariah 5:1-11) is the Curse upon a flying roll, recorded against sin, over Judaea primarily and ultimately the whole earth; it shall extirpate the fraudulent and perjurers; compare in Zechariah's time Nehemiah 13:10; Malachi 3:5; Malachi 3:8
David - in His Races - But for many years now, and more and more of late years, my Bible opens of itself to me at the place where Shimei casts stones and dirt at David, till David says, So let him Curse, because the Lord hath said to him, Curse David. Let me take insults, and injuries, and slights, and slings from men, and God's hand itself, as David that day took Shimei's Curses
Baxterianism - " Baxter first differs from the majority of Calvinists, though not from all, in his statement of the doctrine of satisfaction:—...
"Christ's sufferings were not a fulfilling of the law's threatening; (though he bore its Curse materially; ) but a satisfaction for our not fulfilling the precept, and to prevent God's fulfilling the threatening on us. "...
This system explicitly asserts, that Christ made a satisfaction by his death equally for the sins of every man; and thus Baxter essentially differs both from the higher Calvinists, and, also, from the Sublapsarians, who, though they may allow that the reprobate derive some benefits from Christ's death, so that there is a vague sense in which he may be said to have died for all men, yet they, of course, deny to such the benefit of Christ's satisfaction or atonement which Baxter contends for:—...
"Neither the law, whose Curse Christ bore, nor God, as the legislator to be satisfied, did distinguish between men as elect and reprobate, or as believers and unbelievers, de presenti vel defuturo; [6] and to impose upon Christ, or require from him satisfaction for the sins of one sort...
more than of another, but for mankind in general
Tomb, Grave, Sepulchre - The soul of the body left unburied was regarded as almost under a Curse (1 Kings 14:11; 1 Kings 16:4; 1 Kings 21:24). There are no Hebrew monumental inscriptions; but from Aramaean inscriptions calling down Curses on any who should intrude their dead upon the dead already lying there, we can measure the intensity of feeling on this point
Devil - This brought a Curse upon the serpent so that it crawls on its belly, eats dust, and is more Cursed than any other animal ( Genesis 3:14 )
Law, Ten Commandments, Torah - Because of man's sinfulness, the Law became a Curse instead of a blessing (Galatians 3:10-13 )
Incest - Deuteronomy 27:20-23 is included in a list of the Curses of the covenant ratification ritual in which the Israelites recognized that violation of the covenant should justly incur divine Curse
Language - And as to the perfection in which the human organs are framed and fitted for the formation of articulate sounds, this is clearly an argument for believing that God immediately blessed man with the use of speech, and gave him wherewithal to exert those organs to their proper ends; for this is surely as credible, as that when he gave him an appetite for food, and proper organs to eat and to digest it, he did not leave him to seek painfully for a necessary supply, (till his offence had made such a search his Curse and punishment,) but placed him at once in the midst of abundant plenty
Covenant - For, being nothing more than what divines call a covenant of works, a directory of conduct requiring by its nature entire personal obedience, promising life to those who yielded that obedience, but making no provision for transgressors, it left under a Curse "every one that continued not in all things that were written in the book of the law to do them
Gospel - Paul is bold to say, ‘Christ redeemed us from the Curse of the law, having become a Curse for us’ (Galatians 3:13)
Ark of the Covenant - In the thorn of man's Curse appeared the angel of the covenant to Moses, to bless man; and out of its wood was formed the ark of the covenant, the typical source of his blessing
Covenant - This ritual appears to have been inherited from the nomadic period, and it afterwards generally gave way to a solemn oath or invocation of God, combining a pledge to observe the covenant ( Genesis 26:31 , Hebrews 6:17 ) and the imprecation of a Curse on non-observance ( Deuteronomy 27:15 ff
Genesis, the Book of - The divine prophetic germs in Genesis are the foundation of all the subsequent prophecies throughout the Bible, and receive their consummation in the restored tree of life, waters of life, communion with God face to face in the world delivered from the Curse, at the close of Revelation
Joab - The Curse of David and of Solomon doubtless pursued his descendants also (2 Samuel 3:29; 1 Kings 2:33)
Jonathan - Micah began with robbery of his own mother; her Curses extorted restitution; she as a meritorious act consecrated the money for a "graven image" (pecel ) and the "molten pedestal" (massecah ) on which it stood like Aaron's calf (Exodus 32:4), to be a representation of Jehovah; it was the forerunner of Jeroboam's calves long after and idol. 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
Woman - As a result, God utters a three-part Curse on the triad of rebels. Spencer, Beyond the Curse ; J
Oracles - Balak's intention was to Curse or to pronounce judgment on the Israelites
Captivity - led in triumphal procession as captives for destruction those who once had led men captive, namely, Satan, death, hell, the Curse, sin (Ephesians 4:8; Psalms 68:18; Colossians 2:15; 2 Peter 2:4)
Elijah - The Curse concerning Ahab was not literally executed on him, however, but on his successor
Deluge - ]'>[7] is so pleased that He determines never again to Curse the ground
Prophecy - " ...
Now, what end could this be, but to keep alive in the minds of those to whom it was given, a sense of religion, and a hope of future deliverance from the Curse of the fall through Jesus Christ? "The uses of prophecy, " says Dr. "We see, " says Bishop Newton, "the descendants of Shem and Japheth, ruling and enlarged in Asia and Europe, and perhaps in America, and 'the Curse of servitude, ' still attending the wretched descendants of Ham in Africa
Moab - It was only when Moab seduced Israel to idolatry and impurity (Numbers 25), and hired Balaam to Curse them, that they were excluded from Jehovah's congregation to the tenth generation (Deuteronomy 23:3-4)
Jesus Christ - How could God's Christ be “hung on a tree” and fall under the Curse of the law (Galatians 3:1 ) when He did not deserve it
Conscience - We do not question the baseness of some pleasures; their Curse is graven on their foreheads
Atonement - Paul proclaimed that “Christ died for our sins”(1 Corinthians 15:3 ), that He was a “propitiation” (Romans 3:25 KJV; “sacrifice of atonement,” NRSV, NIV; “expiation,” RSV), that He became “a Curse for us” ( Galatians 3:13 ), and that those “who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ” (Ephesians 2:13 )
Head - Every other person who claims to be a lord over the church is a usurper, a traitor to CHRIST, and a Curse to men
Excommunication - There was separation, separation with a Curse, and final separation with a terrible anathema. ...
‘It cannot have been unknown to Paul that he was here using a form of words similar to the Curses by which the Corinthians had formerly been accustomed to consign their personal enemies to destruction by the powers of the world of death
Discipline - ...
No doubt the procedure followed in the main that of the synagogue, where expulsion was of three types-simple putting forth, excommunication with a Curse, and a final anathema sentence
Plagues, the Ten, - The third plague turned the land, which was worshipped, into a source of torment the dust produced a Curse
Mystery - enigmas), Jesus answers that it is a fulfilment of the prophetic Curse of Isaiah upon a disobedient and gainsaying people, of whom such fruitless hearing had been foretold
Jephthah - Further, Jephthah reasons, Balak did not strive against Israel for the once Moabite land taken by the Amorites then transferred to Israel; he bribed Balaam indeed to Curse them, but never fought against them
David - The account of David's relationship with Bathsheba not only prepares for the eventual accession of Solomon, but it also sets in motion a Curse that will dog the remainder of David's life: death and sexual outrage will follow, and "the sword will never depart from [2] house" (2 Samuel 12:10 )
Family Life And Relations - The woman convicted of adultery became a Curse on the community to which she belonged (Matthew 10:35-362 )
Sacrifice - The priest collected the blood in a basin to apply to various places as a visible sign that a life had been taken to bear the Curse and penalty of sin
Seven Words, the - The two next words, ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’ (Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34), and ‘I thirst’ (John 19:28), were spoken in the darkness; nature is wrapped in gloom as the God-man, bearing the burden and the Curse of sin that is not His own, reveals to us something of the mystery of suffering
Reconciliation - By it we are redeemed from the Curse (Galatians 2:20; Galatians 3:13); by it the world is crucified to us, and we unto the world (Galatians 6:14)
Crimes And Punishments - Inseparable from this form of apostasy is the crime of idolatry , entailing the Curse of God (D Mark, the Gospel of - In essence, when Jesus “answered” the fig tree, he pronounced a Curse on the Jewish religious leadership and demonstrated His divine displeasure by cleansing the Temple. It should have come as no surprise, then, for Peter and the disciples, during their return trip, to find the Cursed fig tree dead (Mark 11:21 )
Life - A choice, not a difficult one, must be made (Deuteronomy 30:11 ), for God had set before them "life and prosperity, death and destruction blessings and Curses. " When Eve and Adam listened to the tempter and disobeyed the commandment, eating the fruit of the forbidden tree, they brought a Curse upon themselves (Genesis 3:16-19 ), their descendants (Romans 5:12-14 ; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 ), and upon all creation (Genesis 3:17 ; Romans 8:19-22 )
Impotence - But most probably it indicates our Lord’s view of the infirmity as being part of that widespread calamity and Curse that lies upon the whole race, of which complex coil Satan is the summary and representative
Hardening - Where it is hindered from blessing, it must Curse
Plagues of Egypt - " (Romans 8:22) The earth bore part in the Curse for man's disobedience; hence therefore in man's redemption, of which the bringing Israel out of Egyptian bondage is a type, the inferior creatures are made to bear part in punishment
Samuel, First Book of - The Israelites also attacked them, and there would have been a greater victory had not Saul, in fleshly zeal, put all under a Curse who should eat before the evening
Excommunication (2) - It is, of course, quite possible, and even likely, that in the time of Christ there were distinct grades of exclusion from the privileges of the Jewish community, corresponding to the later niddûi and hçrem,† Ammonites - However, neither the one nor the other were to be admitted into the congregation to the tenth generation, because they did not come out to relieve them in the wilderness, and were implicated in hiring Balaam to Curse them
Profaning, Profanity - When Peter began ‘to Curse and to swear (καταθεματίζειν καὶ ὀμνύειν), I know not the man’ (Matthew 26:74, cf
Reconciliation - By it we are redeemed from the Curse (Galatians 2:20; Galatians 3:13); by it the world is crucified to us, and we unto the world (Galatians 6:14)
Elijah - Twenty years later Jehu remembered the very words of the Curse, so terrible was the impression made by the scene, and fulfilled his part of it (2 Kings 9:7-10; 2 Kings 9:25-26; 2 Kings 9:33-37). ...
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a Curse
Atonement - ‘Christ redeemed us from the Curse of the law, having become a Curse for (ὑπέρ) us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth upon a tree’ ( Law - The language of this law is, "The soul that sinneth it shall die," and "Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things that are written," or required, "in the book of the law, to do them," Galatians 3:10 . To deliver man from this penalty, "Christ hath redeemed us from the Curse of the law, being himself made a Curse for us," Galatians 3:13
Bible, Authority of the - In chapter 4 the Lord engages Cain in interrogation, and Curse, and finally grace
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Their defeat caused Balak to summon Balaam to Curse Israel from "Pethor, which was on the river (Euphrates) in his native land" (so, Numbers 22:5), at least 350 miles distant
Life - Life and death are respectively ‘the blessing and the Curse,’ and that uniquely ( Deuteronomy 30:19 )
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Flesh Spirit Works of the law...
Faith, promise...
Blessing, inheritance...
Freedom, sonship...
Sin and death...
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Hagar the slave woman...
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Fruit of the Spirit...
The last two sets of items occur in the hortatory section, particularly in 5:13-26
Mary Magdalene - Because it is a law of devils; it is their diabolical nature, and it is a first principle of their existence and indwelling and possession of a man, that they never make their presence known in any man till he begins to name them and cast them and Curse them out. And the fangs of these five genuine devils must be broken to pieces in their heads with the hammer of God, and the flesh and bone into which they have locked their Cursed teeth must be cut out and sacrificed before the soul is set free
Passion Week - For, granting the miracle of judgment upon the ill-starred tree, it is much more in harmony with popular views that the blight should instantly follow the Curse (Matthew 21:18 f
Calvinism - As all men have sinned in Adam, and have become exposed to the Curse and eternal death, God would have done no injustice to any one, if he had determined to leave the whole human race under sin and the Curse, and to condemn them on account of sin; according to those words of the Apostle, ‘All the world is become guilty before God,' Romans 3:19 ; Romans 3:23 ; Romans 6:23
Deuteronomy, the Book of - ...
The third discourse renews the covenant, reciting the blessings and Curses. But in the distant future he intimates, not merely their continued preservation, but also a time when Israel, dispersed "among all the nations, shall call to mind how all these things, the blessing and the Curse, have come upon them, and shall return unto the Lord with all their heart and soul; though they be driven unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord their God gather them, and He will circumcise their heart, and make them plenteous in the fruit of their land, and again rejoice over them for good" (Deuteronomy 30, also Deuteronomy 32:36; Deuteronomy 32:43)
Paul as a Believing Man - Christ and Paul combine and coalesce and are united into one dying sinner on the accursed tree. But His blood, the blood of God,-It is surely able to speak peace in my conscience and comfort in my heart: in my Curse-filled conscience, and in my hell-filled heart
Reality - The distress and suffering that are in the world (Matthew 4:23; Matthew 12:15), the mysteries of Providence (Luke 13:1-4, John 9:3), the value and needs of the soul (Matthew 16:26-27, Luke 12:20-21), the Curse of sin (Matthew 18:8-9, Luke 13:3, John 8:24), the certainty of retribution (Matthew 18:6; Matthew 23:33, Mark 9:43-48), the necessity of spiritual renewal (Matthew 9:17, John 3:3-7), the burden of responsibility (Matthew 11:20-24; Matthew 23:14, Luke 10:13-16), the imperative obligations of duty (John 9:4), the supreme authority of God (Matthew 19:17, John 4:34; John 10:29),—on all these Jesus kept His eye fixed with an intensity of vision and purpose that was never relaxed from the beginning to the end of His career
Money - It was a general perception that one who borrowed was in a state of Curse, while the one who lended was in a position of being blessed by God (Deuteronomy 28:12,44 ; Psalm 37:26 ; Proverbs 22:7 )
Crucifixion - ...
It was usual for the victims of that frightful punishment, maddened by terror and pain, to shriek, entreat, Curse, and spit at their execntioners and the bystanders;‡‡ Paul as the Chief of Sinners - They Curse themselves the more you bless them
the Disobedient Prophet - He was wholly worthy thus far to have his name held up aloft along with the names of Samuel and Elijah themselves, for he stood up alone against Jeroboam and against all Israel and nailed the Curse of God to Jeroboam's altar under the king's own eyes. If that had been Paul sitting under that oak, and had the old Bethelite deceiver come riding on his ass, with his certificate of office, and with his story about an angel to Paul, we have Paul's answer to him in the Galatians: 'If an angel from heaven bids me go against God in my conscience, let him be accursed
Wealth - ...
Despite its dangers, wealth has so far been seen as primarily a blessing from God, with poverty often viewed as a Curse
Fig-Tree - It is not enough to admit that the Curse must be explained, if at all, by the discovery, made upon close inspection, that the tree was empty, not only of those supposititious edible products which could not be reasonably expected, but of even the rudiments of a crop in the season, and to suggest that when Jesus arrived ‘immediately the disappointment of unsatisfied hunger was lost in the moral lesson which flashed across His mind’ (Post, l
Advent (2) - The day at last had dawned to which the original promise to fallen humanity pointed forward, and for which the best minds of the nation had for ages yearned; the divinely-pledged Deliverer from sin and its Curse had arrived, to set up the kingdom of righteousness, love, and peace
Barnabas - For after having learned that my heart was set upon devoting myself to my private studies, for which I wished to keep myself free from all other engagements, and finding that he could gain nothing by entreating me, he proceeded to utter an imprecation that God would Curse my retirement, and would blast my selfish studies, if I should refuse to come to Geneva when the need was so great
Moab - Balaam seduced the Hebrews to idolatry and uncleanness, by means of the daughters of Moab, Numbers 25:1-2 ; and Balak, king of this people, endeavoured to prevail on Balaam to Curse Israel
Obedience (2) - Paul expresses it (Galatians 3:13), it was a Curse which He did not lightly take upon Himself
Ethics - It was not a Curse, nor an invention of the devil
Homosexuality - One need not conclude, then, that the homosexual orientation is an indication either of God's approval of the orientation or that the orientation is God's "curse" of the individual
Hating, Hatred - Hence some suppose that ‘hate thine enemy’ was an illegitimate inference (‘pessima glossa,’ Bengel) drawn by Rabbis from the precepts laid down concerning the Amalekites and other nations under the Curse (Exodus 23:23 f
Saul - Love your enemies, bless them that Curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you and persecute you
Demoniac - What to men appeared to have a tendency to promote virtue and happiness, superior beings, who discerned its remotest effects, might know to be a Curse rather than a blessing, and give it countenance from a motive of malevolence
Pentateuch - The 65 laws in the Book of the Covenant (see Exodus 24:7 ) include rules about images and kinds of altars (Exodus 20:22-26 ); Hebrew slaves (Exodus 21:1-11 ); offences penalized by death (Exodus 21:12-17 ); bodily injury (Exodus 21:18-24 ); offences against property (Exodus 21:25-22:17 ); miscellaneous social and cultic laws (Deuteronomy 1:1:9 ); a cultic calendar (Exodus 23:10-19 ); blessing and Curse (Exodus 23:20-33 ). This Code deals with the slaughter of animals and sacrifice ( Leviticus 17:1-16 ); forbidden sexual relations (Leviticus 18:1-30 ); relationships with neighbors (Leviticus 19:1-37 ); penalties (stoning, burning); rules for personal life of the priests (Leviticus 20:1-22:16 ); the quality of sacrifices (Leviticus 22:17-33 ); a cultic calendar (Leviticus 23:1-44 ); rules for lights in the sanctuary and the shewbread (Leviticus 24:1-9 ); blasphemy (Leviticus 24:10-23 ); the sabbatic year and jubilee (Leviticus 25:1-55 ); blessings and Curses (Leviticus 26:1-46 )
Poetry - ...
How shall I Curse whom God hath not Cursed?...
And how shall I defy whom Jahweh hath not defied? (Numbers 23:8 )
Pilate - The second is Pilate’s washing of his hands after he had acquiesced in the decision of the Jews and the wishes of the mob, and his proclamation of his innocence, followed by the Jews’ invocation of the Curse upon themselves and their children
Bible - ...
The lovely character of Christ in the Bible, the perfect manhood and Godhead combined, above whatever uninspired man conceived not to say attained, the adaptation of the Bible to man's varied distresses (which occupy the larger part of it), and to his circumstances in all times and places, the completeness wherewith the end corresponds to the beginning, the close presenting before us man enjoying God's presence and marriage-like union with Him, no Curse, no sin, no pain, no death, and the tree of life and waters of life which the beginning represented him as possessing before the fall, all assure us that "the words of the Lord are pure, as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times" (Psalms 12:6)
Calvinists - it is not so to be taken, as if we, innocent and undeserving, did bear the blame of his fault; but as, in consequence of his offence, we are ultimately clothed with the Curse, therefore it is said that he hath bound us
Clean And Unclean - A taboo might be either a blessing or a Curse, according as it was handled by an expert or a layman
Diseases - Illness was often attributed to sin or to a Curse by an enemy
Paul as a Pastor - Paul would often drop in, as we say, not indeed to Curse the weather, and to canvass the approaching marriages, like William Law's minister, but, all the same, to rejoice with the bridegroom and the bride, and to set down their exact date in his diary, so as to be sure to be on the spot in good time, and in his best attire
Blessing (2) - Proverbs 26:2 for a denunciation of ‘the causeless Curse’)
Priest - ...
The priest administered the water of jealousy to the suspected wife and pronounced the Curse (Exodus 29:7)
Alpha And Omega (2) - 3, God is said to bless Israel from א to ח (because Leviticus 16:3; Leviticus 16:16 begins with א and ends with ח), but to Curse only from ו to מ (because Leviticus 16:14-34 begins with ו and ends with מ)
Ahithophel - Why is he no longer here? Why is he where he now is?...
And, then, what did David think when Ahithophel's terrible end was told him? And what did Bathsheba think? Did she Curse David to his face when it was told her what her grandfather had done to himself? Did Uriah's wife fling David's psalms in his face in her agony of horror and self-disgust? Did she scream in her sleep till all Jerusalem heard her as she saw in her sleep her grandfather's gallows at Giloh? Or was this prophecy fulfilled before it was spoken: In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, the house of David apart, and their wives apart, till there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David for sin and for uncleanness? And then did David go out to Giloh, and over the sepulchre of the suicide did David fall down and cry, past all consolation, O Ahithophel, the friend of my youth and my best counsellor, Ahithophel! Would God I had died for thee! O Ahithophel, mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance! If he did-then this would come in, The sacrifices of God are a broken heart
Jonathan - ' Nor this, 'Thou didst bless with thy mouth, whilst thou didst Curse inwardly
Christ, Christology - The crux is seen in Deuteronomy 21:23 which prescribed that anyone hanging on a tree died under God's Curse (the verse is quoted in Galatians 3:13 ) A rationale was found in two ways: it came by asserting (1) that Jesus' rejection was already foreseen in the Old Testament, notably Psalm 118:22 ; Isaiah 53:1 , and that His implicit claims to be the Messenger and embodiment of God's kingdom revealed only human unbelief; and (2) that at the resurrection God had reversed this verdict, vindicated His Son, and installed Him in the place of honor and power
Psalms of Solomon - -May God Curse the slanderers, and preserve the quiet and peace-loving
Jacob - " He by becoming a Curse for us became a blessing to the true Israel; contrast Hebrews 12:16-17
Union With God - Though man’s being, as man, is rooted and grounded in the Divine Logos (Acts 17:28), yet sinful men are not in spiritual union with the holy God as sons in whom He is well pleased, but are alienated from Him and under His wrath and Curse (Romans 1:18; Romans 2:8; Romans 8:7-8, Ephesians 2:3, Galatians 3:10, etc
Guilt (2) - 216), the nett result of Talmudic teaching appears to be that ‘by the Fall man came under a Curse, is guilty of death, and his right relation to God is rendered difficult
Solomon - ) Abiathar he banished to Anathoth for treason, thus fulfilling the old Curse on Eli (1 Samuel 2:31-35)
Abraham - Bless them that Curse you
John the Baptist - And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a Curse," Malachi 4:5
Prayer (2) - So far as the two parables differ, the former teaches that prayer is never out of season, the latter that it is sure to bring a blessing and not a Curse
Trade And Commerce - ’ ‘Christ has bought us (ἐξηγόρασεν) from the law’s Curse’ (Galatians 3:13; Galatians 4:5, 1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Corinthians 7:23; 1 Corinthians 7:30); we are advised ‘to buy up,’ ‘make a market of’ (ἐξαγοραζόμενοι) the opportunity (Ephesians 5:16, Colossians 4:5; cf
Anger - The man who does not love the Lord Jesus, or the one who preaches a false gospel, let him be accursed-ἀνάθεμα (1 Corinthians 16:22). The ills of life-especially death-suggested later a world lying under a Curse, due to Adam’s sin
Law of Moses - -- (1) All debts (to an Israelite) to be released at the seventh (sabbatical year; a blessing promised to obedience, and a Curse on refusal to lend
Old Testament - Even the tragedy of Judas’ end is the immediate working out of the Curse denounced in Psalms 69:25 against the enemies of the righteous (Acts 1:20)
Priest - The servitude is variously represented as captivity to sin (Hebrews 9:26), with its accompanying Curse (Galatians 3:13) or with its penal liabilities [Hebrews 2:14 f
Elisha - Israel was reduced to the last extremities of famine, unparalleled until the Roman siege of Jerusalem, a woman eating her own son, fulfilling the Curse (Leviticus 26:29; Deuteronomy 28:53-57)
Biblical Theology - Yet the Curse of sin is ameliorated from the start by a God who seeks sinners to redeem them (3:9)
Noah - In contrast to the Cainite Lamech's boast of violence with impunity, the Sethite Lamech, playing on Noah's ("rest") name, piously looks for "comfort" (nachum ) through him from Jehovah who had "cursed the ground. Noah's first act was a sacrifice of thanksgiving; "and Jehovah smelled a savour of rest," in consonance with Noah's name meaning "rest", and promised, in consideration of man's evil infirmity, not to Curse the ground any more nor to smite every living thing as He had done, but to cause seedtime and harvest, day and night, not to cease
Wandering Stars - ...
In practice toleration of infidels has been not uncommon, partly owing to political considerations, but in theory the ‘curse and smite’ policy is put forward
Slave, Slavery - ) Incidentally he comments more suo on the fact that the term ‘servus’ first appears in Scripture in the strange Genesis story of the Curse of Canaan (Genesis 9:25)-a source whence, curiously enough, many a Christian owner of negro slaves in modern times has derived ‘flattering unction’ in defence of his position
Gnosticism - The fact that one school required its members to Curse Jesus is not without significance in the same direction
Calendar, the Christian - 22), that the ‘Saviour and His Apostles’ did not make fixed rules as to the observance of days, and ‘enjoined us by no law to keep this feast [1], nor do the Gospels and Apostles threaten us with any penalty, punishment, or Curse for the neglect of it, as the Mosaic Law does the Jews
Beatitude - ...
‘If thou knowest what thou doest, thou art blessed; but if thou knowest not, thou art under a Curse, and a transgressor of the law
Trade And Commerce - ’ ‘Christ has bought us (ἐξηγόρασεν) from the law’s Curse’ (Galatians 3:13; Galatians 4:5, 1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Corinthians 7:23; 1 Corinthians 7:30); we are advised ‘to buy up,’ ‘make a market of’ (ἐξαγοραζόμενοι) the opportunity (Ephesians 5:16, Colossians 4:5; cf
Old Testament (i. Christ as Fulfilment of) - ’ These were expressions of an ideal as yet unformed; passing through the mind of Jesus, they appear in the form, ‘Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you’ (Matthew 5:44), or more completely in Luke 6:27 b, Luke 6:28 ‘Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, bless them that Curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you
Sanctification - Paul the Incarnation took place in order that on the Cross a Curse might be pronounced upon sin
Ethics (2) - The question may be answered provisionally and generally: Jesus was not a Pharisee, and this means that His attitude towards many of the scribal maxims was a dissentient one; He was not a Judaean, but a son of the Galilaean peasantry, who knew how to evade the authority of Pharisaic doctors and lawyers, and who were, in consequence, liable to the Curse merited by those who ‘know not the law’ (John 7:49); and, accordingly, He regards Himself and His followers likewise as above the Pharisees’ rules about purifying
Jews - Their land itself seems to lie under a never-ceasing Curse
Paul - More than forty of the Jews bound themselves under a Curse neither to eat nor drink until they had killed Paul
Polycarp - Polycarp, casting his eyes on the multitude of pagans who filled the stadium, ‘sighs, and, raising his eyes towards heaven, says, “Away with the atheists!” ’ But he refused to Curse the Christ (ix
Rome - As the volume of legal business increased with the settled state of the Empire, now free from the Curse of civil war, additional law-courts became necessary, and Emperors vied with one another in building them
Enoch Book of - 3) contrasted with sinners’ disobedience; a Curse on them, but forgiveness, peace, and joy for the elect (v. ), and the accursed valley (of Hinnom) which is to be the scene of the Last Judgment (xxvii