What does Express mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
לְדַבֵּ֑ר to speak 1

Definitions Related to Express


   1 to speak, declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, sing.
      1a (Qal) to speak.
      1b (Niphal) to speak with one another, talk.
      1c (Piel).
         1c1 to speak.
         1c2 to promise.
      1d (Pual) to be spoken.
      1e (Hithpael) to speak.
      1f (Hiphil) to lead away, put to flight.

Frequency of Express (original languages)

Frequency of Express (English)


Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Express
* For EXPRESS, Hebrews 1:3 , AV, see IMAGE , No. 2
Webster's Dictionary - Express Rifle
A sporting rifle for use at short ranges, employing a large charge of powder and a light (short) bullet, giving a high initial velocity and consequently a flat trajectory. It is usually of moderately large caliber.
Webster's Dictionary - Express Train
Formerly, a railroad train run expressly for the occasion; a special train; now, a train run at express or special speed and making few stops.
Webster's Dictionary - Express
(n.) An express office.
(a.) To give a true impression of; to represent and make known; to manifest plainly; to show in general; to exhibit, as an opinion or feeling, by a look, gesture, and esp. by language; to declare; to utter; to tell.
(a.) To press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit.
(n.) A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration.
(n.) A messenger sent on a special errand; a courier; hence, a regular and fast conveyance; commonly, a company or system for the prompt and safe transportation of merchandise or parcels; also, a railway train for transporting passengers or goods with speed and punctuality.
(a.) Directly and distinctly stated; declared in terms; not implied or left to inference; made unambiguous by intention and care; clear; not dubious; as, express consent; an express statement.
(a.) To make known the opinions or feelings of; to declare what is in the mind of; to show (one's self); to cause to appear; - used reflexively.
(a.) To send by express messenger; to forward by special opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to express a package.
(a.) To make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or likeness; to represent; to resemble.
(a.) Exactly representing; exact.
(n.) That which is sent by an express messenger or message.
(a.) Intended for a particular purpose; relating to an express; sent on a particular errand; dispatched with special speed; as, an express messenger or train. Also used adverbially.
(a.) To denote; to designate.
King James Dictionary - Express
EXPRESS', L. expressum, exprimo ex and premo, to press. See Press.
1. To press or squeeze out to force out by pressure as, to express the juice of grapes or of apples. 2. To utter to declare in words to speak. He expressed his ideas or his meaning with precision. His views were expressed in very intelligible terms. 3. To write or engrave to represent in written words or language. The covenants in the deed are well expressed. 4. To represent to exhibit by copy or resemblance. So kids and whelps their sires and dams express.
5. To represent or show by imitation or the imitative arts to form a likeness as in painting or sculpture. Each skilful artist shall express thy form.
6. To show or make known to indicate. A downcast eye or look may express humility, shame or guilt.
7. To denote to designate. Moses and Aaron took these men, who are expressed by their names. Numbers 1
8. To extort to elicit. Little used. EXPRESS', a. Plain clear expressed direct not ambiguous. We are informed in express terms or words. The terms of the contract are express.
1. Given in direct terms not implied or left to inference. This is the express covenant or agreement. We have his express consent. We have an express law on the subject. Express warranty express malice. 2. Copied resembling bearing an exact representation. His face express.
3. Intended or sent for a particular purpose, or on a particular errand as, to send a messenger express. EXPRESS', n. A messenger sent on a particular errand or occasion usually, a courier sent to communicate information of an important event, or to deliver important dispatches. It is applied also to boats or vessels sent to convey important information.
1. A message sent. 2. A declaration in plain terms. Not in use.

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Express - Express', L. Expressum, exprimo ex and premo, to press. To press or squeeze out to force out by pressure as, to Express the juice of grapes or of apples. He Expressed his ideas or his meaning with precision. His views were Expressed in very intelligible terms. The covenants in the deed are well Expressed. So kids and whelps their sires and dams Express. Each skilful artist shall Express thy form. A downcast eye or look may Express humility, shame or guilt. Moses and Aaron took these men, who are Expressed by their names. Express', a. Plain clear Expressed direct not ambiguous. We are informed in Express terms or words. The terms of the contract are Express. This is the Express covenant or agreement. We have his Express consent. We have an Express law on the subject. Express warranty Express malice. His face Express. Intended or sent for a particular purpose, or on a particular errand as, to send a messenger Express. Express', n
Bemoan - ) To Express deep grief for by moaning; to Express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with
Bewail - ) To Express grief; to lament. ) To Express deep sorrow for, as by wailing; to lament; to wail over
Express - ) An Express office. ) To press or squeeze out; as, to Express the juice of grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit. ) A clear image or representation; an Expression; a plain declaration. ) Directly and distinctly stated; declared in terms; not implied or left to inference; made unambiguous by intention and care; clear; not dubious; as, Express consent; an Express statement. ) To send by Express messenger; to forward by special opportunity, or through the medium of an Express; as, to Express a package. ) That which is sent by an Express messenger or message. ) Intended for a particular purpose; relating to an Express; sent on a particular errand; dispatched with special speed; as, an Express messenger or train
Bewail - To bemoan to lament to Express sorrow for. It Expresses deep sorrow as, to bewail the loss of a child. ...
BEWA'IL, To Express grief
Periphrase - ) The use of more words than are necessary to Express the idea; a roundabout, or indirect, way of speaking; circumlocution. ) To Express by periphrase or circumlocution
Assumpsit - It may be Express or implied. ) An action to recover damages for a breach or nonperformance of a contract or promise, Express or implied, oral or in writing not under seal. Special assumpsit is founded on an Express promise or undertaking
Pur - ) To signify or Express by purring. ) The low, murmuring sound made by a cat to Express contentment or pleasure
Expressed - ) of Express...
Expressing - ) of Express...
Should - ) Used as an auxiliary verb, to Express a conditional or contingent act or state, or as a supposition of an actual fact; also, to Express moral obligation (see Shall); e
Expressness - ) The state or quality of being Express; definiteness
Expressage - ) The charge for carrying a parcel by Express
Express - * For Express, Hebrews 1:3 , AV, see IMAGE , No
Epigrammatize - ) To represent by epigrams; to Express by epigrams
Overword - ) To say in too many words; to Express verbosely
Conventionary - ) Acting under contract; settled by Express agreement; as, conventionary tenants
Ramercy - ) A word formerly used to Express thankfulness, with surprise; many thanks
Peccavi - I have sinned; - used colloquially to Express confession or acknowledgment of an offense
Haecceity - A scholastic term to Express individuality or singleness; as, this book
Asemia - ) Loss of power to Express, or to understand, symbols or signs of thought
Expressman - ) A person employed in the Express business; also, the driver of a job wagon
Approbate - ) To Express approbation of; to approve; to sanction officially
Servant of the Servants of God - Title used by the pope to Express with humility his obligations to all who serve God
Euphemize - ) To Express by a euphemism, or in delicate language; to make use of euphemistic Expressions
Ineffable - (Latin: in, not; effari, to Express) ...
Inexpressible, used: (1) of God, meaning that His perfections are so great that it is impossible to Express them in words; ...
(2) of His Name, Jehovah (Yahveh, Yahweh), which, among the Jews in the Old Testament was held in such veneration that only priests were permitted to pronounce it in the sanctuary and even then in a low tone, the people using the substitute Adonai, Lord, Ruler
Dispatched - Sent with haste or by a courier Express sent out of the world put to death performed finished
Expressly - ) In an Express manner; in direct terms; with distinct purpose; particularly; as, a book written Expressly for the young
Frequentative - ) Serving to Express the frequent repetition of an action; as, a frequentative verb
Digraph - ) Two signs or characters combined to Express a single articulated sound; as ea in head, or th in bath
Triune - ) Being three in one; - an epithet used to Express the unity of a trinity of persons in the Godhead
Costiveness - ) Inability to Express one's self; stiffness
Nigun - "melody") chassidic melody, often wordless and repeated several times, which is intended to Express and stir one�s soul ...
Poll - The skull or head, but used to Express a person
Formulate - ) To reduce to, or Express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or Expression
Circumlocution - ) The use of many words to Express an idea that might be Expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a periphrase
Transliterate - ) To Express or represent in the characters of another alphabet; as, to transliterate Sanskrit words by means of English letters
Vocally - ) In words; verbally; as, to Express desires vocally
Condole - ) To Express sympathetic sorrow; to grieve in sympathy; - followed by with
Outspeak - ) To Express more than
Approbate - it differs from approve, denoting not only the act of the mind, but an Expression of the act. ...
To Express approbation of to manifest a liking, or degree of satisfaction to Express approbation officially, as of one's fitness for a public trust
Ascendancy - Term used to Express the assumption or claim of Protestants in southern Ireland to a position of advantage or superiority over the Catholics there
Censure - ) To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to Express disapprobation of. ) To form or Express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge
Express Train - Formerly, a railroad train run Expressly for the occasion; a special train; now, a train run at Express or special speed and making few stops
Diffuseness - ) The quality of being diffuse; especially, in writing, the use of a great or excessive number of word to Express the meaning; copiousness; verbosity; prolixity
Mournful - ) Full of sorrow; Expressing, or intended to Express, sorrow; mourning; grieving; sad; also, causing sorrow; saddening; grievous; as, a mournful person; mournful looks, tones, loss
Venom - Venom is generally used to Express noxious matter that is applied externally, or that is discharged from animals, as that of bites and stings of serpents, scorpions, &c. and poison, to Express substances taken into the stomach
Cordialize - ) To grow cordial; to feel or Express cordiality
Grace of God And Favor of the Apostolic See, by th - Formula used after a bishop's name in official documents to Express that his office is from God and his designation to it from the Vicar of Christ
Vendor's Lien - An implied lien (that is, one not created by mortgage or other Express agreement) given in equity to a vendor of lands for the unpaid purchase money
Pleonasm - ) Redundancy of language in speaking or writing; the use of more words than are necessary to Express the idea; as, I saw it with my own eyes
Recalcitrate - ) To kick back; to kick against anything; hence, to Express repugnance or opposition
Coupled - * Note: The word "coupled" is inserted in italics in 1 Peter 3:2 , the more adequately to Express the original, which is, lit
Categorical - ) Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; Express; as, a categorical proposition, or answer
Pshaw - ) To Express disgust or contemptuous disapprobation, as by the exclamation " Pshaw!"...
(interj. ) Pish! pooch! - an exclamation used as an Expression of contempt, disdain, dislike, etc
Catcall - ) A sound like the cry of a cat, such as is made in playhouses to Express dissatisfaction with a play; also, a small shrill instrument for making such a noise
Alphabet, Cyrillic - The special alphabet accredited to Saint Cyril, Apostle of the Slavs, in order to Express the sounds of the Slavonic language as spoken by the Bulgars and Moravians of his time
Shortly - ) In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to Express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose
Deprecate - ) To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to desire the removal of; to seek deliverance from; to Express deep regret for; to disapprove of strongly
Malcontent - ) One who discontented; especially, a discontented subject of a government; one who Express his discontent by words or overt acts
Appellatively - ) After the manner of nouns appellative; in a manner to Express whole classes or species; as, Hercules is sometimes used appellatively, that is, as a common name, to signify a strong man
Jot, - It is used metaphorically to Express the minutest thing
Jot - It is used metaphorically to Express the minutest thing
Felicitate - ) To Express joy or pleasure to; to wish felicity to; to call or consider (one's self) happy; to congratulate
Superstition And Superstitious - Paul found the Athenians "much addicted to devotion," such as it was: perhaps "religion" and "religiously inclined" may better Express the sense of the original
Wail - ...
Or if no more her absent lord she wails-- ...
WAIL, To weep to Express sorrow audibly
Achim - The name may Express the parents' faith that God would in His own time establish Messiah's throne, as Isaiah 9:7 foretold
Keli - �vessel�) the powers which enclothe Divine light and Express it in a limited form; the relationship between the keilim and the orot (�lights�, the Divine energy) is compared to that between the body and the soul ...
Did - ...
The proper signification is, made, executed, performed but it is used also to Express the state of health. It is also used to Express emphasis as, I did love him beyond measure
Americanism - A term rightly employed, according to Leo XIII in his letter to the hierarchy of the United States, "Testem benevolentire" (Proof of Affection), to Express the characteristic qualities which reflect honor on the American people, or on their condition, customs, and laws; but wrongly employed to Express certain opinions that are not in accordance with Catholic principles, as, for instance, that the action of the Holy Ghost in these days renders spiritual guidance less necessary, that the natural virtues are to be more cultivated than the supernatural, that the active are more important than the passive virtues, that vows narrow true liberty, that time-honored methods of dealing with Protestants are now antiquated
Congratulate - ) To address with Expressions of sympathetic pleasure on account of some happy event affecting the person addressed; to wish joy to. ) To Express of feel sympathetic joy; as, to congratulate with one's country
Reprove - ) To Express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults
Assent - ) To admit a thing as true; to Express one's agreement, acquiescence, concurrence, or concession
Expressive - ) Full of Expression; vividly representing the meaning or feeling meant to be conveyed; significant; emphatic; as, Expressive looks or words. ) Serving to Express, utter, or represent; indicative; communicative; - followed by of; as, words Expressive of his gratitude
Son - Figuratively too to Express the characteristic: Barnabas means son of consolation; "sons of Belial," i
Rowl - ) To Express by growling
Animadvert - ) To consider or remark by way of criticism or censure; to Express censure; - with on or upon
Deplore - ) To feel or to Express deep and poignant grief for; to bewail; to lament; to mourn; to sorrow over
Wail - ) To Express sorrow audibly; to make mournful outcry; to weep
Rimace - ) A distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary aad occasional, to Express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc
Lisp - ) To utter with imperfect articulation; to Express with words pronounced imperfectly or indistinctly, as a child speaks; hence, to Express by the use of simple, childlike language
Write - ) To set down for reading; to Express in legible or intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter. ) To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to Express words and sentences by written signs. ) To frame or combine ideas, and Express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose
Meals, Grace at - The prayers implore the divine blessing upon the food and upon those who are to partake of it, and Express gratitude to God for the food, which is His gift
Esticulation - ) The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to Express passion or enforce sentiments
Condonation - ) Forgiveness, either Express or implied, by a husband of his wife or by a wife of her husband, for a breach of marital duty, as adultery, with an implied condition that the offense shall not be repeated
Definitive - ) Determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; Express
Singularly - ) So as to Express one, or the singular number
Clap - Psalm 98:8 (b) This is an Expression used to describe the joy that shall fill the whole earth when CHRIST rules and reigns. ...
Lamentations 2:15 (b) It is used to Express utter disgust, contempt and hatred
Thyself - A pronoun used after thou, to Express distinction with emphasis
Characterize - ) To be a characteristic of; to make, or Express the character of
Equivocate - ) To use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to Express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive; to use ambiguous Expressions with a view to mislead; as, to equivocate is the work of duplicity
Lament - ) To Express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn. ) Grief or sorrow Expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping
Rose Colour - The liturgy of these Sundays is joyful, to Express relief that half of the penitential season is over
Trinity - A word not found in Scripture, but used to Express the doctrine of the unity of God as subsisting in three distinct Persons. 220), to Express this doctrine
Enough - ) Fully; quite; - used to Express slight augmentation of the positive degree, and sometimes equivalent to very; as, he is ready enough to embrace the offer. ) In a tolerable degree; - used to Express mere acceptableness or acquiescence, and implying a degree or quantity rather less than is desired; as, the song was well enough
Demonstrative - ) Expressing, or apt to Express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative
Eloquent - ) Adapted to Express strong emotion or to state facts arguments with fluency and power; as, an eloquent address or statement; an eloquent appeal to a jury. ) Having the power of Expressing strong emotions or forcible arguments in an elevated, impassioned, and effective manner; as, an eloquent orator or preacher
Bereave - Genesis 42 ...
It is sometimes used without of, and is particularly applied to Express the loss of friends by death
Semble - ) It seems; - chiefly used impersonally in reports and judgments to Express an opinion in reference to the law on some point not necessary to be decided, and not intended to be definitely settled in the cause
Thank - ) A Expression of gratitude; an acknowledgment Expressive of a sense of favor or kindness received; obligation, claim, or desert, or gratitude; - now generally used in the plural. ) To Express gratitude to (anyone) for a favor; to make acknowledgments to (anyone) for kindness bestowed; - used also ironically for blame
Analogy - (Greek: ana, according to; logos, proportion) ...
Term used in natural theology to Express the process of reasoning whereby we arrive at some knowledge, howsoever imperfect, of the nature of God
Authentic - (Greek: authentes, real author) ...
Terms applied to: ...
the Scriptures, because its books have been written by the persons whose names they bear, because they are genuine and trustworthy, officially acknowledged, and Express faithfully all those things which belong to the substance of the Divine writings; ...
the document authenticating a relic; ...
four modes in Gregorian music
Authenticity - (Greek: authentes, real author) ...
Terms applied to: ...
the Scriptures, because its books have been written by the persons whose names they bear, because they are genuine and trustworthy, officially acknowledged, and Express faithfully all those things which belong to the substance of the Divine writings; ...
the document authenticating a relic; ...
four modes in Gregorian music
Fellowship - The Greek word the apostle useth to Express it, means partnership; and implies, that the church in and through Christ, hath an interest in all that belongs to Christ
Legion, - The term does not occur in the Bible in its primary sense, but appears to have been adopted in order to Express any large number, with the accessory ideas of order and subordination
Weep - To Express sorrow, grief or anguish by outcry. But in present usage, to manifest and Express grief by outcry or by shedding tears
Blame - ) An Expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be wrong; imputation of fault; censure. ) To censure; to Express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach
Possible - ) Capable of existing or occurring, or of being conceived or thought of; able to happen; capable of being done; not contrary to the nature of things; - sometimes used to Express extreme improbability; barely able to be, or to come to pass; as, possibly he is honest, as it is possible that Judas meant no wrong
Pluralize - ) To make plural by using the plural termination; to attribute plurality to; to Express in the plural form
Hireling - Contemptuous name for one who works for wages only, and makes the reward his only motive (Job 7); through Our Lord's use of the word, it has come to Express one who has no interest in his work and is unfaithful in performing it (John 10), the difference between the true and the mercenary shepherd of souls
Thank - To Express gratitude for a favor to make acknowledgments to one for kindness bestowed
Gender - In grammar, a difference in words to Express distinction of sex usually a difference of termination in nouns, adjectives and participles, to Express the distinction of male and female. Words Expressing males are said to be of the masculine gender those Expressing females, of the feminine gender and in some languages, words Expressing things having no sex, are of the neuter or neither gender
Language - ) To communicate by language; to Express in language. ) The forms of speech, or the methods of Expressing ideas, peculiar to a particular nation. ) The characteristic mode of arranging words, peculiar to an individual speaker or writer; manner of Expression; style. ) The inarticulate sounds by which animals inferior to man Express their feelings or their wants. ) The Expression of ideas by writing, or any other instrumentality. ) Any means of conveying or communicating ideas; specifically, human speech; the Expression of ideas by the voice; sounds, Expressive of thought, articulated by the organs of the throat and mouth
Legion - The word is used (Matthew 26:53 ; Mark 5:9 ) to Express simply a great multitude
Chronogram - ) An inscription in which certain numeral letters, made to appear specially conspicuous, on being added together, Express a particular date or epoch, as in the motto of a medal struck by Gustavus Adolphus in 1632: ChrIstVs DVX; ergo trIVMphVs
Exorcist - According to present usage the solemn exercise of this power is restricted to priests alone with the Express consent of the bishop
Mourn - ) To Express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or sadness
Directly - ) Without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in Express terms
Hiss - To Express contempt (Job 27:23 ). " This Expression may be "derived from the noise made to attract bees in hiving, or from the sound naturally made to attract a person's attention
Adore - To worship; to Express reverence and homage
Myself - A compound of my and self, used after I, to Express emphasis, marking emphatically the distinction between the speaker and another person as, I myself will do it I have done it myself
Convince - It is what we now Express by convict
Dialogue - ) To Express as in dialogue
Passionate - ) To Express feelingly or sorrowfully. ) Characterized by passion; Expressing passion; ardent in feeling or desire; vehement; warm; as, a passionate friendship
Amazement - A term sometimes employed to Express our wonder; but it is rather to be considered as a medium between wonder and astonishment
Jot - yod, the smallest Hebrew letter, is mentioned by the Lord in Matthew 5:18 (together with keraia, "a little horn, a tittle, the point or extremity" which distinguishes certain Hebrew letters from others) to Express the fact that not a single item of the Law will pass away or remain unfulfilled
Recollection - (Latin: recoligere, intensive of colligere, get together) ...
Term used in ascetical books to Express the attention and concentration of mind on the subject of meditation or reading and on the motives or intentions with which one should perform various duties; the opposite of distraction, dissipation of mind
Piety - 1: εὐσεβέω (Strong's #2151 — Verb — eusebeo — yoo-seb-eh'-o ) "to reverence, to show piety" towards any to whom dutiful regard is due (akin to eusebes, "pious, godly, devout"), is used in 1 Timothy 5:4 of the obligation on the part of children and grandchildren (RV) to Express in a practical way their dutifulness "towards their own family;" in Acts 17:23 of worshipping God
Impanation - (Latin: in, in; panis, bread) ...
A word coined, like Incarnation, to Express the heretical opinion that as Our Lord is God in the flesh, Incarnate, so in the Holy Eucharist He is God in the bread, without change of the substance of the bread into His substance
Bossed, Bosses - Thus some modern translations Express the meaning rather than using literal translation: “strong shield” (NIV); “massive shield” (NAS)
Explicit - ) Not implied merely, or conveyed by implication; distinctly stated; plain in language; open to the understanding; clear; not obscure or ambiguous; Express; unequivocal; as, an explicit declaration
Shrill - ) To utter or Express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound
Ail - ) To affect with pain or uneasiness, either physical or mental; to trouble; to be the matter with; - used to Express some uneasiness or affection, whose cause is unknown; as, what ails the man? I know not what ails him
Damnation - The words ‘damn,’ ‘damnable,’ and ‘damnation’ have, through their use in the literature of theology, come to Express condemnation to everlasting punishment . But in the English Bible they mean no more than is now Expressed by ‘condemn’ or ‘condemnation
Hieronymus Emser - At first he admired Luther, but broke with him in 1519 on hearing him Express Hussite opinions
Emser, Hieronymus - At first he admired Luther, but broke with him in 1519 on hearing him Express Hussite opinions
Murder - ) The offense of killing a human being with malice prepense or aforethought, Express or implied; intentional and unlawful homicide
Hebrew - The name some derive from ʾêber, "beyond, on the other side," Abraham and his posterity being called Hebrews in order to Express a distinction between the races east and west of the Euphrates
Mourning - ) The act of sorrowing or Expressing grief; lamentation; sorrow. ) Employed to Express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin, and the like
Thanks - Expression of gratitude an acknowledgment made to Express a sense of favor or kindness received. Gratitude is the feeling or sentiment excited by kindness thanks are the Expression of that sentiment
Clap - ) To Express contempt or derision. ) A striking of hands to Express approbation
Say - ) To speak; to Express an opinion; to make answer; to reply. ) A speech; something said; an Expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb. ) To utter or Express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things
Allegory - A figurative mode of discourse, which employs terms literally belonging to one thing, in order to Express another. The Expression, "which things are an allegory," Galatians 4:24 , means that the events in the life of Isaac and Ishmael, mentioned in previous verses, have been allegorically applied
Tabernacle - Among the Hebrews, a kind of building, in the form of a tent, set up by the Express command of God for the performance of religious worship, sacrifices, &c
Revelation of Christ - Three different Greek words are used by the apostles to Express this, (1) apokalupsis (1co
Ethos - ) The traits in a work of art which Express the ideal or typic character - character as influenced by the ethos (sense 1) of a people - rather than realistic or emotional situations or individual character in a narrow sense; - opposed to pathos
Paraphrase - ) A restatement of a text, passage, or work, Expressing the meaning of the original in another form, generally for the sake of its clearer and fuller exposition; a setting forth the signification of a text in other and ampler terms; a free translation or rendering; - opposed to metaphrase. ) To Express, interpret, or translate with latitude; to give the meaning of a passage in other language
Request - ) The act of asking for anything desired; Expression of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty. ) To ask for (something); to Express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor
Abraham's Bosom - Abraham their forefather was believed by the Jews to be in the highest place of happiness, and their writings show that 'to be with Abraham' and to be in his bosom were terms they used to Express the highest security and happiness. Our Lord therefore used an Expression that was well understood by His hearers and needed no explanation
Lament - To mourn to grieve to weep or wail to Express sorrow. Grief or sorrow Expressed in complaints or cries lamentation a weeping
Brimstone - It is used to Express the idea of excruciating torment in Revelation 14:10 ; 19:20 ; 20:10
Sentiment - ) A sentence, or passage, considered as the Expression of a thought; a maxim; a saying; a toast. ) Hence, generally, a decision of the mind formed by deliberation or reasoning; thought; opinion; notion; judgment; as, to Express one's sentiments on a subject. ) A thought prompted by passion or feeling; a state of mind in view of some subject; feeling toward or respecting some person or thing; disposition prompting to action or Expression
Forbid - ) To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by Express command; to command not to enter
Anagogical - Signifies mysterious, transporting; and is used to Express whatever elevates the mind, not only to the knowledge of divine things, but of divine things in the next life
Whine - ) To utter or Express plaintively, or in a mean, unmanly way; as, to whine out an excuse
Achan, Achar - Son of Carmi, of the tribe of Judah, who on the fall of Jericho kept some of its spoil, against the Express command of Jehovah, hence called 'the accursed thing,' and was stoned to death with his family, and with his possessions burned with fire
Rumble - ) To Express or utter with grumbling
Star - And the Psalmist, to exalt the power and magnificence of God, says, that he numbers the stars and calls them by their names; and so are they put to Express a vast multitude, Genesis 15:5 ; Genesis 22:17 ; Exodus 33:13
Balm - It serves therefore very properly to Express the Hebrew word צרי , which the LXX have rendered ρητινη , and the ancients have interpreted resin indiscriminately
Rumble - ) To Express or utter with grumbling
Communion - Paul used the Greek term koinonia to Express the basic meaning of the Christian faith, a sharing in the life and death of Christ which radically creates a relationship of Christ and the believer and of the believers with one another in a partnership or unity
Warranty - ) An engagement or undertaking, Express or implied, that a certain fact regarding the subject of a contract is, or shall be, as it is Expressly or impliedly declared or promised to be. These warranties, when Express, should appear in the policy; but there are certain implied warranties
Maiden - It is used in composition, to Express the feminine gender, as in maid-servant
Halleluiah - From very early times the liturgy of the Church used this term to Express glad praise of God
Hallelujah - From very early times the liturgy of the Church used this term to Express glad praise of God
Doorpost - ...
Deuteronomy 11:20 (c) This is a call for the people of GOD to publicly announce to neighbors, friends and those who pass by that those in this home are believers, who accept the Word of GOD as their law of life, and Express thereby their faith in GOD. ...
Isaiah 6:4 (c) Perhaps this is a typical way of Expressing the fact that the whole of Heaven responds to the command, the Word and the glory of CHRIST JESUS
Text - This word is generally used to Express the body of Scripture
Differentiate - ) To obtain the differential, or differential coefficient, of; as, to differentiate an algebraic Expression, or an equation. ) To Express the specific difference of; to describe the properties of (a thing) whereby it is differenced from another of the same class; to discriminate
Than - ) A particle Expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and adverbs which Express comparison or diversity, as more, better, other, otherwise, and the like. Sometimes the object is Expressed in a sentence, usually introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer than that you should want
Rin - ) To Express by grinning
Menace - ) To Express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to threaten; - usually followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country with war
Wool - The law prohibiting the wearing of a garment "of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together" (Deuteronomy 22:11 ) may, like some other laws of a similar character, have been intended to Express symbolically the separateness and simplicity of God's covenant people
Marriage Without a Priest - If a Catholic couple wish to marry in a place where for a month there will be no priest qualified to join them in matrimony, they may simply Express their mutual consent before two witnesses, and thereby they are validly and lawfully married
Criticise - ) To Express one's views as to the merit or demerit of; esp
Carefulness - Careful and carefulness do not Express approbation in the English of the Bible, as they do now
Predicate - ) The word or words in a proposition which Express what is affirmed of the subject
Postulate - ) To take without Express consent; to assume
Scowl - ) To Express by a scowl; as, to scowl defiance. ) The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowing; the Expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in the countenance; an angry frown
Gnosticism - Gnostics were people who claimed to know mysteries of the universe; various pantheistic sects, antedating the Christian era and lasting to the 5th century and borrowing the formulas of various religious, particularly of Christianity, to Express their view of matter as inimical to spirit, and of the universe as a depravation of the Deity
Adamant - ‘Diamond,’ which arose from ‘adamant’ by a variety of spelling (‘adamant,’ or ‘adimant,’ then ‘diamant’ or ‘diamond’), has displaced ‘adamant’ as the name of the precious stone, ‘adamant’ being now used rhetorically to Express extreme hardness
Achan - A man of the tribe of Judah, who at the sacking of Jericho took, contrary to God's Express command, a portion of the spoil
Reparation - (Latin: reparare, to repair) ...
Term used in canon law in reference to the reparation of churches; in asceticism, to Express the prayers, actions, or sufferings offered to God to make good the evil done by men, particularly on certain occasions of excess, e
East - Several words are used to Express the East, which imply 'going forth,' 'rising,' 'that which is before,' having reference to the sun and its rising
Imposition of Hands - (Genesis 43:13-20) But in the striking act of laying on of hands on the day of atonement, and which was done by the Express appointment of the Lord, we discover yet more of its importance. (See Leviticus 16:21-22) So again, by the same Express command of the Lord, Joshua was ordained by the laying on of the hand of Moses, his successor
Murder - To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated but malice may be implied, as well as Express
Cave - (c) This indicates that when GOD's people are in the most difficult positions and in distressing situations, they may still sing and Express their faith in the living GOD
Writing - ) The act or art of forming letters and characters on paper, wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and words Express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs. ) Anything written or printed; anything Expressed in characters or letters...
Wish - ) To frame or Express desires concerning; to invoke in favor of, or against, any one; to attribute, or cal down, in desire; to invoke; to imprecate. ) Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation
Murmur - ) To utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to feel or Express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble; - often with at or against
Per'Izzite, the, - ) They are continually mentioned in the formula so frequently occurring to Express the promised land
Crystal, - The similarity of appearance between ice and crystal caused no doubt the identity of the terms to Express these substances
Language - Human speech the Expression of ideas by words or significant articulate sounds, for the communication of thoughts. When two or more persons customarily annex the same sounds to the same ideas, the Expression of these sounds by one person communicates his ideas to another. The speech or Expression of ideas peculiar to a particular nation. Style manner of Expression. Others for language all their care Express. The inarticulate sounds by which irrational animals Express their feelings and wants. Any manner of Expressing thoughts. Thus we speak of the language of the eye, a language very Expressive and intelligible
Amen - ...
"There are cases where the people used it to Express their assent to a law and their willingness to submit to the penalty attached to the breach of it, Deuteronomy 27:15 , cp. It is also used to Express acquiescence in another's prayer, 1 Kings 1:36 , where it is defined as "(let) God say so too," or in another's thanksgiving, 1 Chronicles 16:36 , whether by an individual, Jeremiah 11:5 , or by the congregation, Psalm 106:48 . ...
"The individual also said 'Amen' to Express his 'let it be so' in response to the Divine 'thus it shall be,' Revelation 22:20
Chose - Thus, money due on a bond or note is a chose in action a recompense for damage done is a chose in action the former proceeding from an Express, the latter from an implied contract
Character - The word is used to Express the spiritual and indelible sign imprinted on the soul by the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders
Forbearance - The Express command of Scripture, Ephesians 4:2
Adjective - ) A word used with a noun, or substantive, to Express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. Thus, in phrase, "a wise ruler," wise is the adjective, Expressing a property of ruler
Desire - ) To Express a wish for; to entreat; to request. ) An Expressed wish; a request; petition
Ashes - Grief, humiliation, and repentance were Expressed by placing ashes on the head or by sitting in ashes. The use of ashes to Express grief and repentance continued into the New Testament period
Greet - To address with Expressions of kind wishes to salute in kindness and respect. To meet and address with kindness or to Express kind wishes accompanied with an embrace
Adonists - A party among divines and critics, who maintain that the Hebrew points ordinarily annexed to the consonants of the word Jehovah are not the natural points belonging to that word, nor Express the true pronunciation of it; but are the vowel points belonging to the words Adonai and Elohim, applied to the consonants of the ineffable name Jehovah, to warn the readers, that instead of the word Jehovah, which the Jews were forbid to pronounce, and the true pronunciation of which had long been unknown to them, they are always to read Adonai
Apathy - In the first ages of the church, the Christians adopted the term apathy to Express a contempt of all earthly concerns; a state of mortification such as the Gospel prescribes
Shrink - ) To Express fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body, or part of it; to shudder; to quake
Cheese - (1 Samuel 17:18 ; 2 Samuel 17:29 ; Job 10:10 ) It is difficult to decide how far these terms correspond with our notion of cheese, for they simply Express various degrees of coagulation
Lesson - ) That which is learned or taught by an Express effort; instruction derived from precept, experience, observation, or deduction; a precept; a doctrine; as, to take or give a lesson in drawing
Worry - ) To feel or Express undue care and anxiety; to manifest disquietude or pain; to be fretful; to chafe; as, the child worries; the horse worries
Resent - ) To Express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at, as by words or acts
Than - This word is placed after some comparative adjective or adverb, to Express comparison between what precedes and what follows
Alpha - With Omega, the last letter, it is used in the Old Testament and in the New to Express the eternity of God, as including both the beginning and the end
Hitherto - * Notes: (1) The phrase Heos arti, "until now," is rendered "hitherto" in John 16:24 , AV, and RV; in John 5:17 , RV, "even until now," which more definitely Express the meaning that the AV, "hitherto;" the rest of the Father and the Son having been broken by man's sin, they were engaged in the accomplishment of their counsels of grace with a view to redemption
Request - The Expression of desire to some person for something to be granted or done an asking a petition. Prayer the Expression of desire to a superior or to the Almighty. ...
Request Expresses less earnestness than entreaty and supplication, and supposes a right in the person requested to deny or refuse to grant. To ask to solicit to Express desire for. To Express desire to to ask
Eating - Joshua 9:14 ; Psalm 41:9 ; Song of Solomon 5:1 ; John 13:18 ; and such an Expression of intimacy is forbidden towards those walking disorderly. It is used to Express the satisfaction of doing the work that is before the soul: the Lord said, "I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Also to Express appropriation to the eater of the death of Christ: "except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you
Inspiration - , "breathed into by God" in such a sense that the writers were supernaturally guided to Express exactly what God intended them to Express as a revelation of his mind and will
Obedience, Religious - It is composed of three elements: the sacrifice offered to God of the individual's independence in the generality of his actions, at least of such as are exterior; the motive, namely, personal perfection, and, as a rule, also the performance of spiritual or corporal works of mercy and charity; the Express or implied contract with an order which accepts the obligation to lead him to the end for which he accepts its laws and direction
Botch - ) To put together unsuitably or unskillfully; to Express or perform in a bungling manner; to spoil or mar, as by unskillful work
Fellow - ]'>[1] for person may have a touch of disparagement, nowhere is it used to Express strong contempt as now
Destroy - Psalm 63:9 (c) This means to kill the body so that the soul has no body in which to Express its desires
Digit - ) One of the ten figures or symbols, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, by which all numbers are Expressed; - so called because of the use of the fingers in counting and computing. ) One twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon; - a term used to Express the quantity of an eclipse; as, an eclipse of eight digits is one which hides two thirds of the diameter of the disk
Fleece - This word is rarely or never used for plundering in war by a licentious soldiery but is properly used to Express a stripping by contributions levied on a conquered people
Yawn - ) To be eager; to desire to swallow anything; to Express desire by yawning; as, to yawn for fat livings
Permit - ) To grant (one) Express license or liberty to do an act; to authorize; to give leave; - followed by an infinitive
Ammi-Nadib - Most modern versions Express uncertainty about the translation of this verse
Matrix - The symbols may Express quantities or operations
Insomuch That, or as - 1: ὥστε (Strong's #5620 — particle — hoste — hoce'-teh ) a consecutive particle, is used with the meaning "insomuch that," or "so that," or "that," to Express the effect or result of anything, e
Laugh - ) To Express by, or utter with, laughter; - with out. ) An Expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter
Legion - The word legion came in the course of time to Express indefinitely a large number; so it is used in Matthew 26:53; Mark 5:9; Mark 5:15; Luke 8:30; and so we frequently now use it
Gods - The words god and gods, Hebrew ELOHIM, are several times used in Scripture to Express the power, office, or excellence of some created beings, as angels, magistrates, Exodus 22:20,28 Psalm 86:8 97:12 ; often also for the false gods of the heathen
Religious Obedience - It is composed of three elements: the sacrifice offered to God of the individual's independence in the generality of his actions, at least of such as are exterior; the motive, namely, personal perfection, and, as a rule, also the performance of spiritual or corporal works of mercy and charity; the Express or implied contract with an order which accepts the obligation to lead him to the end for which he accepts its laws and direction
Hay - See (Psalm 37:2 ) We may remark that there is an Express Hebrew term for "dry grass" or "hay," viz
Sigh - ) To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary Expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the like. ) To Express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs
Degrees, Song of - They were well fitted for being sung by the way from their peculiar form, and from the sentiments they Express
Bless - ) To Express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; - applied to persons
Nor - In some cases, usually in poetry, neither is omitted, and the negation which it would Express is included in nor
Dispute - ) Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or Expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate. ) To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to Express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments
Praise - ) Commendation for worth; approval Expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation. ) To commend; to applaud; to Express approbation of; to laud; - applied to a person or his acts
East Wind - Job 15:2 (b) This figure is used to Express Job's opinion of the vain talk and the useless conversation of his three friends, and of others who talk vaguely of GOD's business. ...
Isaiah 27:8 (b) In this way GOD Expresses His power to control the storms of life and the vicissitudes of our daily experience
Confirmation - ) A conveyance by which a voidable estate is made sure and not voidable, or by which a particular estate is increased; a contract, Express or implied, by which a person makes that firm and binding which was before voidable
Phrase - ) A short, pithy Expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human. ) A brief Expression, sometimes a single word, but usually two or more words forming an Expression by themselves, or being a portion of a sentence; as, an adverbial phrase. ) A mode or form of speech; the manner or style in which any one expreses himself; diction; Expression. ) To Express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style
Kiss - This salutation was customary in the East, to Express regard and reverence, as well as affection, Genesis 29. The Expression, "Kiss the Son," Psalm 2:12 , may be illustrated by 1 Samuel 10:1 , where king Saul receives the kiss of allegiance from Samuel
Write - To Express by forming letters and words on paper or stone as, to write a deed to write a bill of divorcement. To compose to frame or combine ideas and Express them in words
Familiar Spirit - The word "familiar" is from the Latin familiaris, meaning a "household servant," and was intended to Express the idea that sorcerers had spirits as their servants ready to obey their commands
Divorce - ...
Divorce is used symbolically to Express God's action in putting away Israel, who had been grossly unfaithful, and giving her a bill of divorcement
Consent - ) To indicate or Express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply
Meaning - That which exists in the mind, view or contemplation as a settled aim or purpose, though not directly Expressed. The sense of words or Expressions that which is to be understood signification that which the writer or speaker intends to Express or communicate
Dance - ) To move nimbly or merrily; to Express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about
Anathema - In the New Testament Saint Paul used it to Express exclusion from the society, or communion, of the faithful the same as minor excommunication (Galatians 1)
Old Man - to Express a moral condition or order of man which has been superseded for the Christian by the introduction of the new man
Reciprocal - ) Reflexive; - applied to pronouns and verbs, but sometimes limited to such pronouns as Express mutual action
East - The Hebrews Express the east, west, north, and south by words which signify before, behind, left, and right, according to the situation of a man who has his face turned toward the east
Dung - The word is used ( a ) to Express contempt and abhorrence, as in the case of the carcase of Jezebel ( 2 Kings 9:37 ); and in that of the Jews ( Jeremiah 9:22 , Zephaniah 1:17 )
Writing - The act or art of forming letters and characters, on paper, wood, stone or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and the words Express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs. Any thing written or Expressed in letters hence, any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, &c
he'Brew - The name is also derived from Eber, "beyond, on the other side," Abraham and his posterity being called Hebrews in order to Express a distinction between the races east and west of the Euphrates
Conversation - * This word is not used in the RV, as it does not now Express the meaning of the words so translated in the AV
Contrast - , which by such juxtaposition more vividly Express each other's peculiarities
Hatred - The only hatred it can Express is hatred of evil ( Hebrews 1:9 , Judges 1:23 , Revelation 2:6 ; Revelation 17:15 )
Jehozadak - ) It is suggestive that the names of the last king and of the representative of the high priesthood in the captivity both Express that the suspension of the throne and of the priesthood was Jehovah's righteous judgment for Judah's sins; moreover Joshua or Jeshua, who restored the temple altar, Expresses salvation; as the former Joshua led the hitherto homeless Israelites into Canaan their inheritance; and as Jesus, the Antitype, saves us from our sins and leads us into the heavenly rest
Feminine - words are said to be of the feminine gender, when they denote females, or have the terminations proper to Express females in any given language
Mention - A hint a suggestion a brief notice or remark Expressed in words or writing used chiefly after make. Romans 1 ...
MEN'TION, To speak to name to utter a brief remark to state a particular fact, or to Express it in writing
Blast - The figurative senses of this verb are taken from the blasting of plants, and all Express the idea of checking growth, preventing maturity, impairing, injuring, destroying, or disappointing of the intended effect as, to blast credit, or reputation to blast designs
Baptism - Used figuratively to Express the overwhelming sufferings which the Lord Jesus endured in order to accomplish the purpose for which He came to the earth; He was 'straitened' until that work was accomplished
Weep - ) Formerly, to Express sorrow, grief, or anguish, by outcry, or by other manifest signs; in modern use, to show grief or other passions by shedding tears; to shed tears; to cry
Image - Hence, as Christ, thus the glory-man, is declared to "be the brightness of his Father's glory, and the Express image of his person
Brass - This word is sometimes used figuratively, to Express power, durableness, and hardness
Baptism - Used figuratively to Express the overwhelming sufferings which the Lord Jesus endured in order to accomplish the purpose for which He came to the earth; He was 'straitened' until that work was accomplished
Abba - Abba is the word framed by the lips of infants, and betokens unreasoning trust; "father" Expresses an intelligent apprehension of the relationship. The two together Express the love and intelligent confidence of the child
Sacrifice - To offer to God in homage or worship, by killing and consuming, as victims on an altar to immolate, either as an atonement for sin, or to procure favor, or to Express thankfulness as, to sacrifice an ox or a lamb. An offering made to God by killing and burning some animal upon an altar, as an acknowledgment of his power and providence, or to make atonement for sin, appease his wrath or conciliate his favor, or to Express thankfulness for his benefits. Sacrifices are expiatory, impetratory, and eucharistical that is, atoning for sin, seeking favor, or Expressing thanks
Incarnation - (Latin: in, in; caro, flesh) ...
The word used to Express the union of the Divine nature of the Son of God with human nature, in the Person of Jesus Christ
Hiss - Hissing is an Expression of contempt. To Express contempt or disapprobation by hissing. An Expression of contempt or disapprobation, used in places of public exhibition
Maranatha - In addition to what was then observed under this head, it may not be improper to remark yet farther, that when the apostle Paul useth this form of Expression, which signifies, Let the offender that loves not the Lord Jesus Christ be punished when the Lord comes, he useth it not as a matter that was new, or a form that was never heard of before, but rather one well known. It is as if the person so pronouncing the punishment meant thereby to say, it exceeds my power to Express what ought to be the consequence of your crime, I therefore leave you to the Lord when he comes
Formal - ) Done in due form, or with solemnity; according to regular method; not incidental, sudden or irregular; Express; as, he gave his formal consent
Clay - In scripture, clay is used to Express frailty, liableness to decay and destruction
Anathema - Imports whatever is set apart, separated, or divided; but is most usually meant to Express the cutting off of a person from the communion of the faithful
Lord's Day, the - It was the day on which the disciples commonly came together for the Express purpose of breaking bread, Acts 20:7 ; and though no legal enactment is given concerning it, it is a day specially regarded by Christians
Flour - This word in Scripture is sometimes figuratively used, to Express the Lord's gracious dealings with his people
Deal Out, Deal With - This word can Express ripening of grapes ( Censure - It is an Expression of disapprobation, which often implies reproof. To find fault with and condemn as wrong to blame to Express disapprobation of as, to censure a man, or his manners, or his writings
Chime - ) To join in a conversation; to Express assent; - followed by in or in with
Dogma - The dogmas of the Church, being the intellectual conception and verbal Express of Divine truth, naturally take on the characteristic of truth, viz
Trumpet - And as they were formed by the Express command of the Lord no doubt their signification was important
Fate - It is also used to Express a certain unavoidable designation of things, by which all agents, both necessary and voluntary, are swayed and directed to their ends
Faction, Factious - " It is derived, not from eris, "strife," but from erithos, "a hireling;" hence the meaning of "seeking to win followers," "factions," so rendered in the RV of 2 Corinthians 12:20 , AV, "strifes;" not improbably the meaning here is rivalries, or base ambitions (all the other words in the list Express abstract ideas rather than factions); Galatians 5:20 (ditto); Philippians 1:17 (RV; AV, ver
Calixtins - that the tenets and opinions which had been constantly received by the ancient doctors, during the first five centuries, were to be considered as of equal truth and authority with the Express declarations and doctrines of Scripture
Honey - As wine and meat Express strong spiritual nourishment in faith, so honey and milk sometimes symbolize incipient faith (Song of Solomon 5:1)
Consubstantial - The term consubstantial was first adopted by the fathers of the councils of Antioch and Nice, to Express the orthodox doctrine the more precisely, and to serve as a barrier and precaution against the errors and subleties of the Arians, who owned every thing except the consubstantiality
Articulate - ) To Express distinctly; to give utterance to. ) Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars
Dung - A figure to Express GOD's utter abhorrence of Jezebel. ...
Malachi 2:3 (a) GOD in this way Expresses His utter abhorrence of the religion of apostate Israel
Betrothment - It is used symbolically to Express Jehovah's favour to His ancient people in a future day, when He will 'betroth' them to Himself for ever
Bowels - It is the same kind of Expression as "from the depths of my heart. ...
Philemon 1:7 (b) The Expression in this passage refers to a full-hearted joy which the saints experienced when Philemon ministered to them and brought a blessing from GOD to them. ...
1 John 3:17 (b) Here the word is used to Express feelings of sympathy, not on the surface, but deep in the heart
Malefactor - " If we put a stop at the end of the word other, we Express the true sense of the passage, and are in exact correspondence to the pure word of God
Ashes, Blessed - The use of ashes to Express humiliation and sorrow was common in ancient religions, and is frequently mentioned in the Old Testament
Blessing - This is not merely the Expression of a wish for their welfare, but the actual bestowal of some good, or the means towards a good. Sometimes men bless their fellow-creatures, when they Express their gratitude for favors received, pray for a blessing upon them, or predict their prosperity. And, as thus to bless is the Expression of gratitude or kindness, so a token of gratitude or kindness, that is, a gift, is sometimes called a blessing
Bracelet - The bracelet, it must be acknowledged, was worn both by men and women of different ranks: but the original word, in the second book of Samuel, occurs only in two other places, and is quite different from the term which is employed to Express the more common ornament known by that name
Needle - The Lord's object in the statement is to Express human impossibility and there is no need to endeavor to soften the difficulty by taking the needle to mean anything more than the ordinary instrument
Shekel - But most authors make them the same, and think that the word sanctuary is added to Express a just and exact weight, according to the standards kept in the temple or tabernacle
Rend - We never say, to lacerate a rock or a kingdom, when we mean to Express splitting or division
Utter - To speak to pronounce to Express as, to utter words to utter sounds
Form - ...
The word may be used to Express the “forming of plans in one’s mind ( Express God’s “planning” or “preordaining” according to His divine purpose ( Baal (2) - " Though both Express "my husband," yet Baali by being used for the images of Baal whose name ought not to be taken up into the lips (Psalms 16:4), was to be renounced for the unambiguous Ishi
Self-Examination - In the voyage of life, also, the Christian who would not make shipwreck on his faith, while he is habitually watchful and provident, must make it his Express business to look into his state, and ascertain his progress
Free And Open Churches - These words Express the idea embodied in amovement in the American Church that has been making for many yearsto make the House of Prayer what it was originally, viz
Hiss - ) To condemn or Express contempt for by hissing. , to make such a sound as an Expression of hatred, passion, or disapproval
Breathe - ) To Express; to manifest; to give forth
Shechi'Nah - It was used by the later Jews, and borrowed by Christians from them, to Express the visible majesty of the divine Presence especially when resting or dwelling between the cherubim on the mercyseat
Tin - (Ezekiel 27:12 ) It was used for plummets, (Zechariah 4:10 ) and was so plentiful as to furnish the writer of Ecclesiasticus, Sirach 47:18 , with a figure by which to Express the wealth of Solomon
Premise - , that part in the beginning of a deed, the office of which is to Express the grantor and grantee, and the land or thing granted or conveyed, and all that precedes the habendum; the thing demised or granted
Date - ) To note the time of writing or executing; to Express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter
Acceptance - This must be by Express words and to charge the drawer with costs, in case of non payment, the acceptance must be in writing, under across, or on the back of the bill
Breathe - To Express to manifest
Arianism - Its antagonist Athanasius (296-373) contended for half a century for the term consubstantial (Greek: Homoousion, one and the same, as against Homoiousion, like only) to Express the identity of the Son in essence, nature, substance with the Father, which was adopted at the Council of Nicaea, 325
Discourse - ) To Express one's self in oral discourse; to expose one's views; to talk in a continuous or formal manner; to hold forth; to speak; to converse
Bit - This word is used, like jot and whit, to Express the smallest degree as, he is not a bit wiser or better
Confer - ...
This word is particularly used to Express the grant of favors, benefits and privileges to be enjoyed, or rights which are to be permanent as, to confer on one the privileges of a citizen to confer a title or an honor
Skip - Psalm 29:6 (b) This is a poetical Expression which indicates the great joy that the leaders of the kingdoms of this world will have when our Lord rules and reigns, and all His enemies are under His feet. The heart cannot Express itself in ordinary language when talking about our love for the mighty GOD, the wonderful Father, or the precious Saviour
Remark - ) To Express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; - often with a substantive clause; as, he remarked that it was time to go. ) The Expression, in speech or writing, of something remarked or noticed; the mention of that which is worthy of attention or notice; hence, also, a casual observation, comment, or statement; as, a pertinent remark
Escape - The most common use of this word is to Express the “escaping” from any kind of dangersuch as an enemy ( Far - ...
Râchaq is used to Express “distance” of various types. Sometimes the word Expresses “absence” altogether: “… The comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me …” ( Booz - Hutchinson has an Express treatise upon these two columns, attempting to show that they represented the true system of the universe, which he insists were given by God to David, and by him to Solomon, and was wrought by Hiram upon these pillars
Necromancy - The injunction of the law is very Express against this vice; and the punishment to be inflicted on the practisers of it was stoning to death, Leviticus 20:27
Carbuncle - Bishop Lowth observes that the precious stones, mentioned Isaiah 54:11-12 , and Revelation 21:18 , seem to be general images to Express beauty, magnificence, purity, strength, and solidity, agreeably to the ideas of the eastern nations; and to have never been intended to be strictly scrutinized, and minutely and particularly explained, as if they had some precise moral or spiritual meaning
Translate - To interpret to render into another language to Express the sense of one language in the words of another
Shall - It thus ordinarily Expresses, in the second and third persons, a command, a threat, or a promise. "I shall go" implies nearly a simple futurity; more exactly, a foretelling or an expectation of my going, in which, naturally enough, a certain degree of plan or intention may be included; emphasize the shall, and the event is described as certain to occur, and the Expression approximates in meaning to our emphatic "I will go. " After a conditional conjunction (as if, whether) shall is used in all persons to Express futurity simply; as, if I, you, or he shall say they are right. It also Expresses duty or moral obligation; as, he should do it whether he will or not. In the early English, and hence in our English Bible, shall is the auxiliary mainly used, in all the persons, to Express simple futurity. ) Shall may be used elliptically; thus, with an adverb or other word Expressive of motion go may be omitted
Adoption - The Holy Ghost by the apostle is Express to this purpose, when he saith, "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, where by ye cry Abba! Father!" (Galatians 4:6) And all the Scriptures are Express to confirm this most unquestionable truth
Consent - "signifies to nod to" (epi, "upon or to," neuo, "to nod"); hence, "to nod assent, to Express approval, consent," Acts 18:20 . , "to speak with" (sun, "with," phemi, "to speak"), hence, "to Express agreement with," is used of "consenting" to the Law, agreeing that it is good, Romans 7:16
Number - In grammar, the difference of termination or form of a word, to Express unity or plurality. cardinal numbers are those which Express the amount of units as 1. Ordinal numbers are those which Express order as first, second, third, fourth, &c
Displeased - "Grieved" does not adequately Express the righteous anger of God intimated in the passage
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The term is often used to Express collectively the gospel doctrines; and 'preaching the gospel' is often used to include not only the proclaiming of the good tidings, but the teaching men how to avail themselves of the offer of salvation, the declaring of all the truths, precepts, promises, and threatenings of Christianity
Double-Minded - An Expression James used (2 Kings 1:7-8 ; 2 Kings 4:8 ) to Express the opposite of purity of heart. This teaching is Expressed in James 4:4 as the impossibility of maintaining friendship with the world and friendship with God
Throne - To Express royalty "throne of the kingdom" was the phrase (1 Kings 1:46)
Desire - Watts, that arise without any Express ideas of the goodness or agreeableness of their object to the mind beforehand, such as hunger, thirst, &c
Citizenship - Hence, he naturally uses the image to Express the believer's high privileges as a citizen of the heavenly Jerusalem
Cock - The absence of Express mention of then from the Law, and the fact that it is a ‘clean’ bird, have made it possible for the Jews for many centuries to sacrifice, these birds on the eve of the Day of Atonement a cock for each male and a hen for each female in the household
Sorrow - Rather it uses about fifteen different words to Express the different dimensions of sorrow
Chasten, Chastisement - Two basic Hebrew words Express the idea—yakach , “to settle a dispute, reprove”; yasar —”to instruct, a discipline
Joab - When Absalom rebelled Joab adhered to David; and contrary to Express orders he put Absalom to death
Sheminith - Those Psalms beyond all doubt have an eye to Christ, and Express sweet leading features of his office-character as Messiah
Choke - The word is used to Express a temporary or partial stoppage, as to choke with dirt or smoke or an entire stoppage that causes death to suffocate to strangle
Six - This number is used to Express man's sufficiency
Paragraph - ) To Express in the compass of a paragraph; as, to paragraph an article
Emblem - The use of emblems is characteristic of the Catholic religion, partly in the early days to Express the mysteries of faith and the ideals of the Church so as not to submit them to the ridicule or suspicion of pagans, but chiefly to give Expression to the poetic inspiration of Christian faith. In Christian art various emblems are used Expressive of the characteristic virtues or actions of saints, e
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Mâkar is often used in the figurative sense to Express various actions
Colors - Scarlet and crimson appear to Express the same color
Sharon - This name was almost become a proverb, to Express a place of extraordinary beauty and fruitfulness, Isaiah 33:9 ; Isaiah 35:2
Beckon - ...
2: διανεύω (Strong's #1269 — Verb — dianeuo — dee-an-yoo'-o ) "to Express one's meaning by a sign" (No. , "to shake down" (kata, "down," seio, "to shake"), of shaking the hand, of waving, Expresses a little more vigorously the act of "beckoning," Acts 12:17 ; 13:16 ; 19:33 ; 21:40
Word - ) Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, Expressing such a term; as, the words on a page. ) To Express in words; to phrase. ) The spoken sign of a conception or an idea; an articulate or vocal sound, or a combination of articulate and vocal sounds, uttered by the human voice, and by custom Expressing an idea or ideas; a single component part of human speech or language; a constituent part of a sentence; a term; a vocable. ) A brief remark or observation; an Expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence
Loan - That which is lent any thing furnished for temporary use to a person at his request, on the Express or implied condition that the specific thing shall be returned, or its equivalent in kind, but without compensation for the use as a loan of a book or of bread
Scald - Scald is sometimes used to Express the effect of the heat of other substances than liquids
Understanding - The faculty of the human mind by which it apprehends the real state of things presented to it, or by which it receives or comprehends the ideas which others Express and intend to communicate
Hose'a, Prophecies of, - The subdivision of these several parts is a work of greater difficulty--
The first division should probably be subdivided into three separate poems, each originating in a distinct aim, and each after its own fashion attempting to Express the idolatry of Israel by imagery borrowed from the matrimonial relation
Psalms - Forceful hymns, full of noble indignation against Roman oppression and Jewish secularity, in their praise of patience and resignation they Express the feeling that Israel deserves chastening
Levirate Marriage - The Hebrews Express the law by the specific term Yibbem
Divinity - But in the second passage ( Colossians 2:9 ), Paul is declaring that in the Son there dwells all the fullness of absolute Godhead; they were no mere rays of Divine glory which gilded Him, lighting up His Person for a season and with a splendor not His own; but He was, and is, absolute and perfect God; and the Apostle uses theotes to Express this essential and personal Godhead of the Son" (Trench, Syn
Marriage, Levirate - The Hebrews Express the law by the specific term Yibbem
Reproach - An Expression of rebuke or disapproval; a taunt (1 Samuel 17:26 ; 2Kings 19:4,2 Kings 19:16 ; Nehemiah 4:4 ; Nehemiah 5:9 ). To Express disappointment or disapproval (Ruth 2:15 ; Nehemiah 6:13 )
Sandal - We have Express notice of the thong (Authorized Version "shoe latchet") in several passages, notably (Genesis 14:23 ; Isaiah 5:27 ; Mark 1:7 ) Sandals were worn by all classes of society in Palestine, even by the very poor; and both the sandal and the thong or shoe-latchet were so cheap and common that they passed into a proverb for the most insignificant thing
Deep - We do not know whether this is literal, or an accommodation to human conceptions, to Express the farthest removal from the heavenly light
Laugh - To Express joy or scorn with a chuckle or explosive sound
Quantity - ) To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to fix or Express the quantity of; to rate
His - In this instance, his does not Express what belongs to the antecedent of his, Philip, but the fear which others entertained of him
Word, the - " ...
As the Word, the Lord Jesus is the substance and Expression of the mind of God in regard of man; and the term covers what He was on earth for man — life, light, and love. " The same Greek (translated 'the word') is used to Express the scriptures and the truth preached
Footstool - —With the single exception of James 2:3 the word is used figuratively in the NT, to Express the idea of ‘subjection’ or ‘complete control
Merit - This evidently appears, if we consider the imperfections of all our services, and the Express declaration of the divine word, Ephesians 2:8-9
Behold - (Isaiah 7:14) It is sometimes used to Express joy and gladness, as when Jesus calls upon his church to behold him, "Behold me! behold me!" (Isaiah 65:1; Matthew 21:5; John 12:15) And sometimes the word is used by way of confirmation to the word spoken
Anise - That is in strict accord with the provision of the Law (Leviticus 27:30, Deuteronomy 14:22), and is corroborated by the Express statement of the Mishna (Ma‘ascroth iv
Adultery - Symbolically adultery is used to Express unfaithfulness to covenant vows to God, who is represented as the husband of his people
Blindness - is often used in Scripture to Express ignorance or want of discernment in divine things, as well as the being destitute of natural sight
Seeing - To see, in Scripture, is often used to Express the sense of vision, knowledge of spiritual things, and even the supernatural knowledge of hidden things, of prophecy, of visions, of ecstacies. Moreover, to see, is used for Expressing all kinds of sensations
Horse-Leech - " This is so apt an emblem of an insatiable rapacity and avarice, that it has been generally used by different writers to Express it
Vow - Among the Isrealites, the vows of children were not binding, unless ratified by the Express or tacit consent of their father
Gestures - The Oriental is a natural expert in appropriate and Expressive gesture. Movement of feature, shrug of shoulder, turn of hand, Express much, and suggest delicate shades of meaning which cannot be put in words. A shake of the head may Express scorn or derision ( 2 Kings 19:21 , Psalms 109:25 , Mark 15:29 etc. Joy was Expressed by dancing ( Exodus 15:20 , 1 Samuel 30:16 , Jeremiah 31:4 etc
Active - ) Applied to all verbs that Express action as distinct from mere existence or state
Holy One of Israel - A title of God used with especial frequency by Isaiah to Express His transcendence and majesty
Orders, Anglican - This rite was fixed by six prelates and six others appointed by the king for the Express purpose of supplanting among other rites that of ordination, which had prevailed in the Church from the beginning, since the Reformers in England as elsewhere considered it superstitious
Chance - "The case of the painter, " says Chambers, "who, unable to Express the foam at the mouth of the horse he had painted, threw his sponge in despair at the piece, and by chance did that which he could not do before by design, is an eminent instance of what is called chance
Obedience - Occasionally this word occurs in Scripture to Express the duty of one person to another, as in Deuteronomy 21:18-19 , 2 Samuel 22:45 , 2 Thessalonians 3:14 , Philippians 2:12 , Ephesians 6:1 ; Ephesians 6:5 , 1 Peter 3:6 . Much more frequently it Expresses the duty of man to God ( 1 Samuel 15:22 , Jeremiah 11:7 , John 14:15 ; John 14:23 )
Victory - νικάω), which is used by our Lord in John 16:33 ‘I have overcome the world,’ and in many other passages throughout the NT, to Express the idea of ‘overcoming
Health - Psalm 42:11 (a) This word is used to Express the joy of the heart and the peace of the soul which are so easily reflected in the face
Contrary - The word here really belongs to the affirmation or fact declared, this happened for contrary does not, like an adverb, Express the manner of happening, but that the fact itself was contrary to my expectation
Himself - He but himself is more emphatical, or more Expressive of distinct personality than he. When himself is added to he, or to a noun, it Expresses discrimination of person with particular emphasis. Himself is used to Express the proper character, or natural temper and disposition of a person, after or in opposition to wandering of mind, irregularity, or devious conduct from derangement, passion or extraneous influence
Anglican Orders - This rite was fixed by six prelates and six others appointed by the king for the Express purpose of supplanting among other rites that of ordination, which had prevailed in the Church from the beginning, since the Reformers in England as elsewhere considered it superstitious
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As a positive term, the word is used to Express many nuances of that which is “good,” such as a “glad” heart ( Observe - To utter or Express, as a remark, opinion or sentiment to remark
Pretorium - Other have maintained, with greater probability, that under the name of the pretorium at Rome, Paul would Express the camp of the pretorium soldiers, whither he might have been carried by the soldier that always accompanied him, and who was fastened to him by a chain, as the manner was among the Romans
Lend - To grant to another for temporary use, on the Express or implied condition that the thing shall be returned as, to lend a book or 2
Knock - We never use this word to Express beating with a small stick or whip. To knock under, to yield to submit to acknowledge to be conquered an Expression borrowed from the practice of knocking under the table, when conquered
Thing, Things - (4) In Philippians 2:10 , "things" is added in italics to Express the meaning of the three adjectives
Evil Speaking - It is an Express command of Scripture, "To speak evil of no man. It may be necessary, upon some emergent occasions, with some heat of language, to Express disapprobation of notorious wickedness, Acts 8:23 . Expressly condemned and prohibited as evil, Psalms 64:3
Couch - To include secretly to hide or to Express in obscure terms, that imply what is to be understood with under. To involve to include to comprise to comprehend or Express
Countenance - ...
This application of face or countenance, which seems to be of high antiquity, proceeded probably from the practice of turning away the face to Express anger, displeasure and refusal a practice still common, but probably universal among rude nations. The opposite conduct would of course Express favor. To keep the countenance, is to preserve a calm, composed or natural look, unruffled by passion to refrain from Expressing laughter, joy, anger or other passion, by an unchanged countenance
Imprecatory Psalms - (Psalms 11,34, 51,58, 68,108, 136) Those marked by strong Expressions and denunciations of the foes of Israel and God. Many of them Express national sentiments which while not intrinsically bad are not on the same spiritual plane as the injunctions of the Sermon on the Mount. At times the poetic form includes dialogue so that not all statements should be regarded as Expressive of the mind of God
Bull - ...
The abriym Express "strong bulls" (Psalms 22:12; Psalms 50:13; Psalms 68:30)
Dispatch - A letter sent or to be sent with expedition, by a messenger Express or a letter on some affair of state, or of public concern or a packet of letters, sent by some public officer, on public business
Most - ...
As most is used to Express the superlative degree, it is used before any adjective as most vile, most wicked, most illustrious
Abba - It is used to Express a vocative case, and therefore is found in all the passags in which it occurs in the New Testament (being in all, an invocation): Mark 14:36; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6
Tongue - Many writers use it to Express many and varied meanings
Bastard - To restrain the licentious desires of the heart, Jehovah by an Express law fixed a stigma upon the bastard, which was not to be removed till the tenth generation; and to show that the precept was on no account to be violated, or suffered to fall into disuse, it is emphatically repeated, "A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord,"...
Deuteronomy 23:2
Original - But this application of the words has been established by long use, and it serves to Express ideas which many wise and good men entertain on this subject
Saint Barnabas Society, the - Established in England, in 1896, by Cardinal Vaughan, at the Express wish of Leo XIII
Divination - They are grouped into three classes: ...
Express invocation of a superhuman power, including oneiromancy (Greek: oneiros, dream; manteia, prophesying), by dreams; necromancy (Greek: nekros, dead person), by spiritism; by other apparitions; pythonism (Greek: python, possessing demon), by possessed persons; hydromancy (Greek: hydor, water), by water; aeromancy (Greek: aer, atmosphere), by air; geomancy (Greek: ge; earth), by terrestrial substances; auspices (Latin: auspex, entrail- and bird-seer), by entrails of sacrifices, etc
El - “El” is a general term that Expresses majesty or power. Exodus 34:14 is an example of the Expression “other god”; Psalm 44:20 and Psalm 81:9 are translated “strange god. ”...
“El” was frequently combined with nouns or adjectives to Express the name for God with reference to particular attributes or characteristics of His being
Couch - ) To put into some form of language; to Express; to phrase; - used with in and under
Fault - To find fault, to Express blame to complain
Access - Such access is actually experienced by those who Express personal trust in Jesus and rely on divine grace
Heal - ...
A large number of the uses of râphâ' Express the “healing” of the nation—such “healing” not only involves God’s grace and forgiveness, but also the nation’s repentance
Anger - These are Scriptural terms, and are often used of God; and though they Express not a tumultuous, much less an unjust, passion, there is something in God which answers to them
Ashtaroth - She is almost always joined with Baal, and is called a god, the Scriptures having no particular word to Express a goddess
Vote - ) Expression of judgment or will by a majority; legal decision by some Expression of the minds of a number; as, the vote was unanimous; a vote of confidence. ) A wish, choice, or opinion, of a person or a body of persons, Expressed in some received and authorized way; the Expression of a wish, desire, will, preference, or choice, in regard to any measure proposed, in which the person voting has an interest in common with others, either in electing a person to office, or in passing laws, rules, regulations, etc. ) That by means of which will or preference is Expressed in elections, or in deciding propositions; voice; a ballot; a ticket; as, a written vote. ) To Express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations, etc
Self - In present usage, selfis united to certain personal pronouns and pronominal adjectives, to Express emphasis or distinction also when the pronoun is used reciprocally. ...
Except when added to pronouns used reciprocally, self serves to give emphasis to the pronoun, or to render the distinction Expressed by it more emphatical. "I myself will decide," not only Expresses my determination to decide, but the determination that no other shall decide
Wish - It usually Expresses less than long but sometimes it denotes to long or wise earnestly. It has this sense when Expressed with emphasis. To ask to Express desire. Desire Expressed
Siivanus, Bishop of Calahorra - In the second letter the bishops Express their surprise at the pope's delay in answering
Humility - ...
True humility will Express itself, ...
1. It will Express itself by the modesty of our conversation and behaviour: we shall not be loquacious, obstinate, forward, envious, discontented, or ambitious
General - This word, though from genus, kind, is used to Express whatever is common to an order, class, kind, sort or species, or to any company or association of individuals. Lax in signification not restrained or limited to a particular import not specific as a loose and general Expression. This word is prefixed or annexed to words, to Express the extent of their application
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Rânan is often used to Express joy, exultation, which seems to demand loud singing, especially when it is praise to God: “Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee” ( Express their praise to God in singing
Names - These are often Expressive of character or of relationship. This does not mean that they had not heard of the name, but that it did not Express the character of His relationship with them. Revelation 2:17 ; and the name given by God indicates that which God sees fit to Express in the one to whom it is given
Solomon's Song - This I know not how to Express otherwise than by a calm, delightful abstraction of the soul from all concerns of the world; and sometimes a kind of vision of fixed ideas and imaginations of being alone in the mountains or some solitary wilderness, far from mankind, sweetly conversing with Christ, and rapt and swallowed up in God. The sense I had of divine things would often of a sudden kindle up an ardor in my soul that I knew not how to Express
Peace - This term is used to Express the present attitude and testimony of God toward man consequent on the declaration of God's righteousness in the death of Christ
Weight - ) The quantity of heaviness; comparative tendency to the center of the earth; the quantity of matter as estimated by the balance, or Expressed numerically with reference to some standard unit; as, a mass of stone having the weight of five hundred pounds. ) The quality of being heavy; that property of bodies by which they tend toward the center of the earth; the effect of gravitative force, especially when Expressed in certain units or standards, as pounds, grams, etc. ) To assign a weight to; to Express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation
Hidden - HID, HIDDEN...
I pause over these words merely to remark, that in Scripture they Express a great deal. This will throw a great light upon those Expressions in the word of God, which enjoin an earnest pursuit after the knowledge and love of the Lord
Consumed, To Be - ” Tâmam is sometimes used to Express the fact that something is “completed” or “finished” with regard to its supply. ”...
Tâmam sometimes Expresses moral and ethical “soundness”: “Then shall I be upright” ( Set, Place - …”...
Generally speaking, this word is a term of physical action, typically Expressing movement from one place to another. Often it Expresses “putting” hands on someone or something: “… Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes [1]” ( Express the making of something: “… I will make him prince …” (1 Kings 11:34); “And I will lay it waste …” ( Look - ) To Express or manifest by a look. ) Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look
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Or sometimes begins a sentence, but in this case it Expresses an alternative with the foregoing sentence. ...
Or is often used to Express an alternative of terms, definitions or explanations of the same thing in different words
Law - The word is properly used, in Scripture as elsewhere, to Express a definite commandment laid down by any recognized authority; but when the word is used with the article, and without any words of limitation, it refers to the Expressed will to God, and in nine cases out of ten to the Mosaic law, or to the Pentateuch of which it forms the chief portion. Nomos , when used by him with the article, still refers in general to the law of Moses; but when used without the article, so as to embrace any manifestation of "law," it includes all powers which act on the will of man by compulsion, or by the pressure of external motives, whether their commands be or be not Expressed in definite forms
Antichrist - It will have its last and most violent Expression in the final great rebellion against God immediately before the return of Christ (1 John 2:18; cf. More specifically, it seems that it will Express itself in the leader of that rebellion, one who is variously known as the antichrist, the man of sin, the man of lawlessness and the wicked one
Fellowship - The Hebrew hbr was used to Express ideas such as common or shared house ( Proverbs 21:9 ), “binding” or “joining” (Exodus 26:6 ; Ecclesiastes 9:4 ), companion (Ecclesiastes 4:10 ), and even a wife as a companion (Malachi 2:14 ). For example, in Jewish literature produced during the intertestamental period, called the Apocrypha, the Greek root koin - was used to Express ideas such as friendship (Sirach 42:3 ) and table fellowship (Sirach 6:10 ). These texts Express clearly just how intimate was Paul's perception of the close relationship between the believer and the Lord. Such mutual sharing of one's blessings is a clear and profound Expression of Christian fellowship. When Paul wished to Express the essential oneness of the apostolic leadership of the church he said concerning James, the Lord's brother, Peter, and John, that they “gave to me the right hands of fellowship” ( Galatians 2:9 ). When we realize that this Expression of koinonia came on the heels of one of the most hotly debated issues in the early church, namely the status of Gentiles in the people of God ( Galatians 2:1-10 ; Acts 15:1 ), we can see how powerful and all encompassing Paul's notion of Christian fellowship actually was
Christendom - Since the confusion caused by the Reformation the word Christian has come to Express our common civilization, rather than a religion which so many Europeans no longer profess
Jude, Epistle of - The style of the epistle is that of an "impassioned invective, in the impetuous whirlwind of which the writer is hurried along, collecting example after example of divine vengeance on the ungodly; heaping epithet upon epithet, and piling image upon image, and, as it were, labouring for words and images strong enough to depict the polluted character of the licentious apostates against whom he is warning the Church; returning again and again to the subject, as though all language was insufficient to give an adequate idea of their profligacy, and to Express his burning hatred of their perversion of the doctrines of the gospel
Eternal Death - The same Greek words in the New Testament (aion, aionios, aidios) are used to Express (1) the eternal existence of God (1 Timothy 1:17 ; Romans 1:20 ; 16:26 ); (2) of Christ (Revelation 1:18 ); (3) of the Holy Ghost (Hebrews 9:14 ); and (4) the eternal duration of the sufferings of the lost (Matthew 25:46 ; Jude 1:6 ). Their condition after casting off the mortal body is spoken of in these Expressive words: "Fire that shall not be quenched" (Mark 9:45,46 ), "fire unquenchable" (Luke 3:17 ), "the worm that never dies," the "bottomless pit" (Revelation 9:1 ), "the smoke of their torment ascending up for ever and ever" (Revelation 14:10,11 )
Forbid, Forbade - In Paul's Epistles it is almost entirely used to Express the Apostle's repudiation of an inference which he apprehends may be drawn from his argument
Coal - In Habakkuk 3:5 (resheph ) "burning coals" poetically and figuratively Express "burning diseases," as the parallel "pestilence" shows; also compare Deuteronomy 32:24; Psalms 91:6
Ekron - That name (literally, “Lord of the flies”) may have been slightly changed by the Hebrew writer to Express antipathy toward the Philistine deity
Nature - The state of nature is that in which men have not by mutual engagements, implicit or Express, entered communities
Desire - In other languages, desire is Expressed by longing or reaching toward, and when it is ardent or intense, it approaches to longing, but the word in English usually Expresses less than longing. It Expresses less strength of affection than longing. To Express a wish to obtain to ask to request to petition
Flash - The latter words may Express the issuing of light from a small object, or from a pencil of rays. To break out, as a sudden Expression of wit, merriment or bright thought
Lift - To lift up one's face may Express a rejection of another's sovereignty (Judges 8:28 )
Bless - To pronounce a wish of happiness to one to Express a wish or desire of happiness
Bridle - These friends wanted Job to Express himself freely without hindrance, hoping thereby to catch him in his words
Content - The term used in the House of Lords in England, to Express an assent to a bill or motion
Infirmity - Nothing can be called a sin of infirmity which is contrary to the Express letter of any of the commandments
Beating - The Authorized Version uses the word ‘beat’ to Express some form of corporal punishment, without defining the particular mode of infliction
Accent - ) Expressions in general; speech. ) A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind Expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y', y'. ) The Expressive emphasis and shading of a passage. ) To Express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent
Chariot - (Judges 4:3) But when the term of chariot is applied to Express spiritual things, the matter becomes more interesting
Abednego - And what a change they wrought here, in the instance of this man! Azariah, or more properly speaking, Azar-Jah, meant, as the words themselves indeed Express, the Lord is my help; from Azar, assistance; and Jab, Lord
Shut - The obvious use of this verb is to Express the “shutting” of doors and gates, and it is used in this way many times in the text ( Give Drink - ” In its first occurrence in the biblical text, shâqâh Expresses the idea of “to irrigate,” or “to water”: “But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground” ( Expresses the act of “irrigating” or “watering” crops ( Express the “giving of water to drink” to animals ( Eli - This much, however, is certain, that it was not done without an Express declaration of God's will, 1 Samuel 2:27 , &c
Augsburgh - In 1530, a diet of the German princes was convened by the emperor Charles V, to meet at Augsburgh, for the Express purpose of composing the religious troubles which then distracted Germany
Thrust - Push and shove do not exactly Express the sense of thrust
Star - To Express increase and multiplication, Scripture uses the similitude of the stars of heaven, or of the sands of the sea, Genesis 15:5 22:17 26:4 Exodus 32:13 . These figurative and emphatic Expressions, which refer to the governing powers of nations, are only weakened and enervated by being explained
Voluntary - A voluntary escape, in law, is the escape of a prisoner by the Express consent of the sheriff
Valerius - of Hippo Regius, predecessor of Augustine, whom he had admitted to the priesthood at the earnest desire of the people, against Augustine's wish, Expressed in a letter to Valerius, but in answer, as Valerius thought, to his own prayers (Aug. When Valerius felt his own infirmities increase, he obtained the consent of the other bishops, but at first not that of Megalius of Calama, primate of Numidia, to ordain Augustine as coadjutor to himself, contrary to the usual practice of the church and to the Express wish of Augustine, who refused on this ground to accept the office, though, as he said afterwards, he was not then aware of the canon of the council of Nicaea, forbidding two bishops in the same place
Singing - An ordinance of divine worship, in which we Express our joy in God, and gratitude for his mercies. But on the other side, it is remarked, that nothing should be done in or about God's worship without example or precept from the New Testament; that, instead of aiding devotion, it often tends to draw off the mind from the right object; that it does not accord with the simplicity of Christian worship; that the practice of those who lived under the ceremonial dispensation can be no rule for us; that not one text in the New Testament requires or authorises it by precept or example, by Express words or fair inference; and that the representation of the musical harmony in heaven is merely figurative language, denoting the happiness of the saints
Hate - This word is so very plain in its simple meaning, and so universally understood, that there would have needed no observation upon it, but for an Expression of our Lord's concerning it, which appears to me, according to all the commentators I have seen or read upon it, to have been totally mistaken. " The hatred of father, and mother, and the like, they say, is in contradiction to the divine command, and, therefore, they have conceived, that the Expression means no more than by a comparative statement, to say, that none can be the disciple of Jesus who loves his earthly friends equal to this heavenly one. And every one that knows the original word here made use of to Express the verb hate, knows that Misei can mean no other than to hate. And the latter clause in this Expression of our Lord serves to explain the whole; "yea, and his own life also. (Luke 14:26) precisely as the words themselves Express this solemn truth
Crucifixion - " The crucified was watched, according to custom, by a party of four soldiers, ( John 19:23 ) with their centurion, (Matthew 27:66 ) whose Express office was to prevent the stealing of the body. Sepulture was generally therefore forbidden; but in consequence of (21:22,23) an Express national exception was made in favor of the Jews
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Notes: (1) While eulabes especially suggests the piety which characterizes the inner being, the soul, in its attitude towards God, eusebes directs us rather to the energy which, directed by holy awe of God, finds Expression in devoted activity. theosebeia, and theosebes, which, by their very formation (theos, "God," and sebomai), Express "reverence" towards God
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Note: As "farewell" is inadequate to Express chairo, which always conveys the thought of joy or cheer, (b) properly comes under (c)
Bail - ) To dip or lade water from; - often with out to Express completeness; as, to bail a boat. ) To deliver, as goods in trust, for some special object or purpose, upon a contract, Expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed on the part of the bailee, or person intrusted; as, to bail cloth to a tailor to be made into a garment; to bail goods to a carrier
Bride - For these writers, no image could Express better this love than the ideal love between a bridegroom and bride
Tongue - The tongue was seen to Express the true nature since speech was viewed as more than just a verbal phenomenon. It was seen as the Expression of a person's true nature (Psalm 64:2-3 ; Psalm 45:1 ; Proverbs 10:20 ; Proverbs 17:20 ). ...
The tongue was seen to play a central role in the Expression of a person's religious commitment
Direct - Plain Express not ambiguous as, he said this in direct words he made a direct acknowledgment
King of Kings And Lord of Lords - In view of the hostility to the Roman Empire which breathes throughout the Book of Revelation, and the Express references in it to the worship of the Emperor (Revelation 13:8; Revelation 13:15, Revelation 14:9, Revelation 20:4), it is probable that this title is deliberately assigned to Christ in assertion of His right to that dignity and reverence which were falsely claimed by the Roman Emperor (see articles King and Lord)
Direct - ) Immediate; Express; plain; unambiguous
Three - " (1 John 5:7) It is somewhat remarkable that the word Trinity is never used by any of the sacred writers: that is to say, by the translators of the Bible into our mother tongue, while they are so Express in numberless instances, giving the sum and substance of it. And they Expressed the union of those Three Glorious persons by the word Shalithith, which is as near as possible the word Trinity
Language - Some have gone so far, in order to ascertain what would be the first articulation of a child untaught by hearing others so as to Express his own thoughts, that infants have been kept from all hearing of conversation, purposely to discover what the first sounds of speech would be
Eight - The fulfillment of the Expression "go the second mile. ...
All the other chapters number eight in the Bible Express something new as these do
Anger - cholç , ‘bile’), used only in John 7:23 to Express the bitter anger of ‘the Jews’ against Jesus
Beauty - In the face, the regularity and symmetry of the features, the color of the skin, the Expression of the eye, are among the principal properties which constitute beauty. By any easy transition, the word beauty is used to Express what is pleasing to the other senses, or to the understanding
Clap - An act of applause a striking of hands to Express approbation
Imagination - I shall employ the word imagination to Express this power
Scrape - ) To Express disapprobation of, as a play, or to silence, as a speaker, by drawing the feet back and forth upon the floor; - usually with down
Unction - So by his becoming the anointed for this Express purpose, proves the original anointing of the church in him, and for him; and sets forth the everlasting love of all the persons of the GODHEAD to the church of Christ in all ages
Babel - And our English language; in the strong term of bablers, has very happily borrowed from the Scripture babel or babbel, to Express confusion
Wash - ...
When the word is used figuratively to Express vengeance, the imagery is a bit more gruesome: “… He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked” ( Expression “to wash oneself,” as in Destroy - ”...
This word always Expresses complete “destruction” or “annihilation. ” While the word is often used to Express literal “destruction” of people ( Expresses the complete “destruction” of the pagan high places ( Conversations - We are informed by the traveller Aryda, that this is the prevailing mode of a person's Expressing his assent or affirmation to this day, in the vicinity of Mount Lebanon, especially where he does not wish to assert any thing in Express terms
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Public fasts were occasionally proclaimed to Express national humiliation and to supplicate divine favor. (1 Kings 21:27 ; Nehemiah 9:1 ; Psalm 35:13 ) ...
The sacrifice of the personal will, which gives to fasting all its value, is Expressed in the old term used in the law, afflicting the soul
Know - We know that truth and falsehood Express ideas incompatible with each other
Word - An articulate or vocal sound, or a combination of articulate and vocal sounds, uttered by the human voice, and by custom Expressing an idea or ideas a single component part of human speech or language. Language living speech oral Expression. Declaration purpose Expressed. ...
WORD, To Express in words
Fasting - It may have been to Express sorrow (Matthew 6:16-18; 1 Kings 21:27; Nehemiah 1:4), repentance (1 Samuel 7:6; Joel 2:12; Daniel 9:3-4) or sincerity in prayer (2 Chronicles 20:3-4; Ezra 8:23)
Needle - ...
The phrase cited above from the Gospels was used in the schools, with the substitution of an elephant for a camel, to Express something which does not happen
Verecundus - "...
The spirit of the first two poems is alike: both Express a strong sense of the need of repentance and an earnest anticipation of the Judgment
Face - It is in the face that the emotions are Expressed. The face of the sky Expresses the weather, stormy and red, or fair (Matthew 16:2-3 ). Bowing one's face (nose or face) Expresses reverence or awe (Numbers 22:31 ; Luke 5:12 ). To Express displeasure or disgust, the face is averted or “hid” (Ezekiel 39:23 ; Psalm 102:2 ); to “seek his face” is to desire an audience (Psalm 105:4 ). To “set my face against” is to Express hostility (Jeremiah 21:10 ), while turning away the face shows rejection (Psalm 132:10 )
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Of the nature of this punishment we may form some idea from the Expressions made use of in Scripture. But in answer to this it is alleged, that the same word is used, and that sometimes in the very same place, to Express the eternity of the happiness of the righteous, and the eternity of the misery of the wicked; and that there is no reason to believe that the words Express two such different idea, as standing in the same connection
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Of the nature of this punishment we may form some idea from the Expressions made use of in Scripture. But in answer to this it is alleged, that the same word is used, and that sometimes in the very same place, to Express the eternity of the happiness of the righteous, and the eternity of the misery of the wicked; and that there is no reason to believe that the words Express two such different idea, as standing in the same connection
Generation - The meaning in Matthew 1:8, Luke 1:14 is slightly different, and is best Expressed by ‘birth’ (EV). (3) The most important word used in the Gospels is γενεά, meaning (a) ‘race,’ ‘offspring,’ ‘descent’; (b) the people of any given period; (e) a period loosely defined by the life of a man or of a family; (d) in such phrases as εἰς γενεὰς γενεῶν (Luke 1:50) it is used, apparently as the equivalent of דֹּר דּרִים, to Express indefinite time, generally in the future. the Expression in Ephesians 3:21 εἰς πάσας τὰς γενεὰς τοῦ αἱῶνος τῶν αἰώνων, which, however, is considered by Dalman (Words of Jesus, p. ’ But the phrase seems rather to be the strongest possible way of Expressing ‘for ever. ’ That γενεά (rendered ‘generation’) does Express ‘the current age’ of ‘the world period’ is obvious in the Gospels (Luke 16:8, Matthew 24:34, and less clearly Matthew 23:36); also the people of that age (Matthew 12:39; Matthew 16:4, Mark 8:12, Luke 11:29). (4) This last is Expressed by quite a different word, viz
Generation - The meaning in Matthew 1:8, Luke 1:14 is slightly different, and is best Expressed by ‘birth’ (EV). (3) The most important word used in the Gospels is γενεά, meaning (a) ‘race,’ ‘offspring,’ ‘descent’; (b) the people of any given period; (e) a period loosely defined by the life of a man or of a family; (d) in such phrases as εἰς γενεὰς γενεῶν (Luke 1:50) it is used, apparently as the equivalent of דֹּר דּרִים, to Express indefinite time, generally in the future. the Expression in Ephesians 3:21 εἰς πάσας τὰς γενεὰς τοῦ αἱῶνος τῶν αἰώνων, which, however, is considered by Dalman (Words of Jesus, p. ’ But the phrase seems rather to be the strongest possible way of Expressing ‘for ever. ’ That γενεά (rendered ‘generation’) does Express ‘the current age’ of ‘the world period’ is obvious in the Gospels (Luke 16:8, Matthew 24:34, and less clearly Matthew 23:36); also the people of that age (Matthew 12:39; Matthew 16:4, Mark 8:12, Luke 11:29). (4) This last is Expressed by quite a different word, viz
Poetry - ...
In synonymous parallelism, the succeeding line Expresses an identical or nearly identical thought:...
My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding. Psalm 49:3 (NRSV)...
The lines are not synonymous in the sense that they Express exactly the same meaning. ...
In antithetic parallelism, succeeding lines Express opposing thoughts:...
The wicked borrow, and do not pay back, but the righteous are generous and keep giving. Psalm 37:21 (NRSV)...
Line two is a positive Expression of line one, but the psalmist's choice of words does more than reflect a pair of mirrored images. Groups of three parallel lines may Express a 2+2+2 pattern or 3+3+3. Such stanzas may be set off by identical lines or by parallel lines Expressing similar thoughts
Reconcilation - In 1525 William Tyndale, in his translation of the New Testament from the Greek text, attempted to discover an English word that would Express the true meaning of the Greek katallage as well as the Latin reconciliation. ...
Old Testament The idea of reconciliation between two people and between Israel and God was dominant in the Old Testament though there was no specific term to Express it. ...
Paul used other words to Express essentially the same concept
Oneness - to Express not a physical but a mental or spiritual idea. The declarations, ‘I and the Father are one,’ ‘he that hath seen me hath seen the Father,’ may or may not be designed to teach identity of essence; they at least Express a practical identity as far as human relations are concerned. The unity is therefore that of a common life, and it is indicated in the phrases that Express mutual indwelling. The oneness of Christ’s people as constituting a Body or Church, is Expressed in the metaphor of the one flock (John 10:16 Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ), divided amongst Jewish and Gentile folds
Inspiration - ...
Choosing the right words...
In spite of all the differences in the thinking and Expression of the Bible writers, the actual words they wrote were those that God intended them to write. Words Express thoughts, but they will Express those thoughts correctly only if they are the right words. ...
At the same time it must be remembered that words are important only because of the truth they Express. They Express the meaning without following the wording (cf
Life, Religious - Persecutions necessitated retirement and a first form of life entirely directed towards personal sanctification; community life produced obedience; the inconveniences caused by frequent changes of residence suggested the vow of stability; the excessive multiplication and diversity of religious institutes called for the intervention of the sovereign pontiff and his Express approbation of rules; the needs of soul and body grafted the practise of corporal and spiritual works of mercy upon personal sanctification, and joined the reception of Holy Orders to religious profession; and the exigencies and difficulties of modern times caused the making of simple vows antecedent to, or in substitution for, solemn vows
Lord's Prayer - Nevertheless, there is no reason to believe that Christ meant that his people should always use this as a set form; for, if that had been the case, it would not have been varied as it is by the two evangelists, Matthew 6:1-34 : Luke 11:1-54 : It is true, indeed, that they both agree in the main, as to the sense, yet not in the Express words; and the doxology which Matthew gives at large is wholly left out in Luke
Gospel, a Law - The answer plainly depends upon adjusting the meaning of the words Gospel and law: if the Gospel be taken for the declaration God has made to men by Christ, concerning the manner in which he will treat them, and the conduct he expects from them, it is plain that this includes commands, and even threatenings, as well as promises; but to define the Gospel so, as only to Express the favourable part of that declaration, is indeed taking the question for granted, and confining the word to a sense much less extensive than it often has in Scripture: compare Romans 2:16 . If law signifies, as it generally does, the discovery of the will of a superior, teaching what he requires of those under his government, with the intimation of his intention of dispensing rewards and punishments, as this rule of their conduct is observed or neglected; in this latitude of Expression, it is plain, from the proposition, that the Gospel, taken for the declaration made to men by Christ, is a law, as in Scripture it is sometimes called, James 1:25 . But if law be taken in the greatest rigour of the Expression, for such a discovery of the will of God, and our duty, as to contain in it no intimation of our obtaining the Divine favour otherwise than by a perfect and universal conformity to it, in that sense the Gospel is not a law
Praise - Many terms are used to Express this in the Bible, including “glory,” “blessing,” “thanksgiving,” and “hallelujah,” the last named being a transliteration of the Hebrew for “Praise the Lord
Conventicle - present at any conventicle at which there shall be ten persons, if the royal family be not prayed for in Express words, shall forfeit 40l
Sanctuary - In this passage ἅγια stands in Express contrast to ἅγια ἁγίων (Hebrews 9:3), ‘the Holiest of all’ (Authorized Version ), ‘the Holy of holies’ (Revised Version )
Mind - Inclination will desire a sense much used, but Expressing less than settled purpose as in the common phrases, "I wish to know your mind " "let me know your mind " "he had a mind to go " "he has a partner to his mind. Opinion as, to Express one's mind
Positive - ) Prescribed by Express enactment or institution; settled by arbitrary appointment; said of laws. ) Definitely laid down; explicitly stated; clearly Expressed; - opposed to implied; as, a positive declaration or promise
Attend - To Express this idea, we now use the verb intransitively, with to, attend to
Lord - In like manner, God the Son is called by this glorious name, (Jeremiah 23:6) with Express designation of character, and this also by JEHOVAH the Father, And throughout both Testaments of Scripture, God the Son possesseth in common with the Father and the Holy Ghost, the distinguishing name of Lord
Conduct - ...
But by custom, conduct alone is now used to Express the idea of behavior or course of life and manners
Language - In general, denotes those articulate sounds by which men Express their thoughts
Continuity - ...
In poetic usage, tâmı̂yd is found in the context of a fervent religious Expression: “Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net” ( Express a firm belief in God’s faithfulness: “Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy loving-kindness and thy truth continually preserve me” ( Sapphire - " ...
"These seem," says Bishop Lowth, "to be general images to Express beauty, magnificence, purity, strength, and solidity, agreeably to the ideas of the eastern nations; and to have never been intended to be strictly scrutinized, or minutely and particularly explained, as if they had each of them some precise moral or spiritual meaning
Resolve - ) To Express, as an opinion or determination, by resolution and vote; to declare or decide by a formal vote; - followed by a clause; as, the house resolved (or, it was resolved by the house) that no money should be apropriated (or, to appropriate no money)
Fasts - Public fasts were occasionally proclaimed to Express national humiliation and to supplicate divine favor. The sacrifice of the personal will, which gives to fasting all its value, is Expressed in the old term used in the law, afflicting the soul
Locust - The flight of locusts is thus described: "It is difficult to Express the effect produced on us by the sight of the whole atmosphere filled on all sides and to a great height by an innumerable quantity of these insects, whose flight was slow and uniform, and whose noise resembled that of rain; the sky was darkened, and the light of the sun considerably weakened
Zechariah - ...
Zechariah's prophecies concerning the Messiah are more particular and Express than those of most other prophets, and many of them, like those of Daniel, are couched in symbols
Children - ...
The term child or children, by a Hebrew idiom, is used to Express a great variety of relations: the good are called children of God, of light, of the kingdom, etc
Thought - I employ words that Express my thoughts, so that he may have the same ideas in this case, our thoughts will be alike
Dancing - The Jewish dances were Expressive of religious joy and gratitude. Still Cicero says, "No one dances, unless he is either drunk or mad;" and these words Express the prevailing sense as to the impropriety of respectable individuals taking part in the amusement
Religious Life - Persecutions necessitated retirement and a first form of life entirely directed towards personal sanctification; community life produced obedience; the inconveniences caused by frequent changes of residence suggested the vow of stability; the excessive multiplication and diversity of religious institutes called for the intervention of the sovereign pontiff and his Express approbation of rules; the needs of soul and body grafted the practise of corporal and spiritual works of mercy upon personal sanctification, and joined the reception of Holy Orders to religious profession; and the exigencies and difficulties of modern times caused the making of simple vows antecedent to, or in substitution for, solemn vows
Marcellinus, Flavius - Several African bishops joined in a letter of intercession on behalf of the prisoners, whose prayer Caecilianus affected to support, and he even paid an Express visit to Augustine, giving him the strongest hope that they would be released, with solemn asseverations of absence of hostility on his own part
Lord's Name Taken in Vain - This species of profaneness is not only swearing, but, perhaps, in some respects, swearing of the worst sort; as it is a direct breach of an Express command, and offends against the very letter of that law which says, in so many words, "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. His sacred name is used indiscriminately to Express anger, joy, grief, surprise, impatience; and, what is almost still more unpardonable than all, it is wantonly used as a mere unmeaning expletive, which, being excited by no temptation, can have nothing to extenuate it; which, causing no emotion, can have nothing to recommend it, unless it be the pleasure of the sin
Do - ...
Do is also used in the imperative, to Express an urgent request or command as, do come help me, do make haste, do. Do you intend to go? Does he wish me to come? ...
Do is also used to Express emphasis
Chosen One - To these should be added the citation in Matthew 12:18 ‘Behold my son (servant?) whom I adopted, my beloved in whom my soul was well pleased,’ where the aorists are most easily explained as Expressing the Divine selection and appointment of the Messiah in a pre-temporal period. On the other hand, terms such as ‘choice,’ ‘adoption,’ which at an early period seem to have been borrowed from the Jewish Messianic doctrine to Express it, and which survive here and there in the Synoptic Gospels and in the Acts (cf. Such terms were probably gradually dropped out of use because they could be used to support the view of the adoption of the man Jesus to be the Son of God, which they certainly did not originally Express
Universalists - They add, that the words rendered "eternal," "everlasting," "for ever," and "for ever and ever," in the Scriptures, are frequently used to Express the duration of things that have ended or must end; and if it is contended that these words are sometimes used to Express proper eternity, they answer, that then the subject with which the words are connected must determine the sense of them; and as there is nothing in the nature of future punishment which can be offered as a reason why it should be endless, they infer that the above words ought always to be taken in a limited sense when connected with the infliction of misery
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2: κανών (Strong's #2583 — Noun Masculine — kanon — kan-ohn' ) originally denoted "a straight rod," used as a ruler or measuring instrument, or, in rare instances, "the beam of a balance," the secondary notion being either (a) of keeping anything straight, as of a rod used in weaving, or (b) of testing straightness, as a carpenter's rule; hence its metaphorical use to Express what serves "to measure or determine" anything
Eternity of God - If his duration were successive, or proceeded by moments, days, and years, then there must have been some first moment, day, and year, when he began to exist, which is incompatible with the idea of his eternity; and, besides, one day would be but one day with him, and not a thousand, contrary to the Express language of Scripture, 2 Peter 3:8
Abomination - This word is used,
To Express the idea that the Egyptians considered themselves as defiled when they ate with strangers (Genesis 43:32 )
Bow - ) To Express by bowing; as, to bow one's thanks
Kiss - This custom could well have been used to Express the unity of the Christian fellowship
Malachi - So little is known of this man, either of his person or connections, and tribe, or family, that some have doubted whether his name means any more than what the word itself Expresses, my angel or messenger, from Malach, angel, or messenger. For to admit the supposition of any other as archangel, while Christ is Expressly called the Angel of the covenant, must imply some inferiority in Christ: a thing impossible. And as we well know that Jesus Christ is the all in all of the covenant, both the angel or messenger of it; the fulfiller of it; the sum and substance of it; the administrator of it; in all present and everlasting concerns; we do no violence to the Expression, when we Express Christ's personal offices in the great work of redemption, by all and every term of character that can tend to bring home the Lord Jesus to our affections, in the most endeared and endearing manner
Fast - Voluntary abstinence from food, as a religious mortification or humiliation either total or partial abstinence from customary food, with a view to mortify the appetites, or to Express grief and affliction on account of some calamity, or to deprecate an expected evil
Plow - The word is used to Express the plotting of evil against a friend in Expression describing the extent of Israel’s sin: “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart …” ( Birthright - Reuben forfeited the blessings of his birthright, as we see by the Express declaration of his father Jacob, in his benediction of his children, Genesis 49:1 , &c, for the crime of incest with his father's concubine, on account of which his tribe continued all along in obscurity; while the priesthood was conferred on Levi, the government on Judah, and the double portion on Joseph, to descend to their respective tribes
Mount Nebo - But certain it is, that his death on this mount, and by the Express appointment of the Lord, is very singular and striking
Libation - This word is used in sacrificial language, to Express an affusion of liquors, poured upon victims to be sacrificed to the Lord. The same Expressive sacrificial term occurs in Php_2:17 , where the Apostle represents the faith of the Philippians as a sacrifice, and his own blood as a libation poured forth to hallow and consecrate it: "Yea, and if I be offered, σπενδουμαι , upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, επι τη θνσια και λειτουργια , I joy and rejoice with you all
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It seems to be a compound of יה , the essence, and הוה , existing; that is, always existing; whence the word eternal appears to Express its import; or, as it is well rendered, "He who is, and who was, and who is to come,"...
Revelation 1:4 ; Revelation 11:17 ; that is, eternal, as the schoolmen speak, both a parte ante, and a parte post
Firstfruits - Presents made to God of part of the fruits of the harvest, to Express the submission, dependence, and thankfulness of the offerers
Tell - To utter to Express in words to communicate to others
Handle - If the metaphor is taken from plowing, cutting a straight furrow, the word would Express a careful cultivation, the Word of God viewed as ground designed to give the best results from its ministry and in the life
Substance - As Christ (Hebrews 1:3) is the χαρακτήρ (‘perfect Expression’) of the Divine ὑπόστασις (or ‘essence’), Christians, as ‘partakers of Christ,’ may in some measure embody (hypostasize, substantiate) the Divine reality eternally existing in Christ. The writer of Hebrews does not say that Christ is the Express image of the Person of God. The substance (ὑπόστασις) of the Godhead, of which Christ is the ‘express image’ (χαρακτήρ), is the Divine ‘essence’ or ‘nature. He is the perfect Expression in human life and history of the essential nature of God
Wrath, Wrath of God - ” Both humans and God Express wrath. The Old Testament psalms of lament such as Psalm 53:1 ; Psalm 137:1 show how humans can freely Express their anger to God
Intention - It is actual when one tends efficaciously to an end with the Express advertence of the intellect
Empty - The AV, while not an exact translation, goes far to Express the act of the Lord (see GIFFORD on the Incarnation). ...
B — 1: κενός (Strong's #2756 — Adjective — kenos — ken-os' ) Expresses the "hollowness" of anything, the "absence" of that which otherwise might be possesed
Example - That they most clearly Express to us the nature of our duties in their subjects and sensible effects
Hypocrisy - The name is borrowed from the Greek tongue, in which it primarily signifies the profession of a stage player, which is to Express in speech, habit, and action, not his own person and manners, but his whom he undertakes to represent
Exhortation - "The Express words, " says a good divine, "of scriptural invitations, exhortations, and promises, prove more effectual to encourage those who are ready to give up their hopes, than all the consolatory topics that can possibly be substituted in their place. It is, therefore, much to be lamented that pious men, by adhering to a supposed systematical exactness of Expression, should clog their addresses to sinners with exception and limitations, which the Spirit of God did not see good to insert
Hymn - Doubtless the Psalms were largely used, as at the Passover feast when the Lord’s Supper was instituted ( Matthew 26:30 ); but in addition new songs would be written to Express the Intense emotions of the disciples, and even their spontaneous utterances in the gatherings of early Christians would almost inevitably take a rhythmical form, modelled more or less closely upon the Psalms. Paul insists ( 1 Corinthians 14:15 , Colossians 3:16 ) that the singing be with the spirit and the understanding, an intelligent Expression of real religious feeling
Lots - The apostles' prayer immediately before shows the belief that God would Express His will through this method
Fool - language is rich in words which Express various kinds of folly. word which corresponds to the ‘impious fool’ of the OT is found in Matthew 5:22 : Raca Expresses ‘contempt for a man’s head = you stupid!’ But ‘fool’ ( môre ) Expresses ‘contempt for his heart and character = you scoundrell’ (Bruce, EGT Mount (And Forms) - ...
Isaiah 14:13 (a) This figure is used to Express the devil's determination to ascend above GOD in power and in glory
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Deuteronomy 32:15 (b) This word is used to Express the fact that when Israel (Jeshurun) became powerful with a great army, then they rebelled against GOD, kicked over the traces, and began living a life of rebellion
Arms - It is used to Express punishment from God, Lamentations 2:4 ; Lamentations 3:12 ; and of men to show their power to injure. 'A deceitful bow' Expresses a man who fails just when his aid is most needed, as when a bow breaks suddenly
Firmilianus (1), Bishop of Caesarea - Baronius, Labbe, and other Roman writers have been anxious to prove that the baptismal dispute originated with Firmilian and the East, but the attempt is against the whole tenor of Cyprianic correspondence as well as the Express statement of Eusebius (vii
Marcionites - The rule of manners which Marcion prescribed to his followers was excessively austere, containing an Express prohibition of wedlock, wine, flesh, and all the external comforts of life
Tone - ) Accent, or inflection or modulation of the voice, as adapted to Express emotion or passion
Measure - ”...
The greatness of the creator God is Expressed in the question, “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand …?” ( Express the idea of extending, stretching: “And he stretched himself upon the child three times …” (1 Kings 17:21)
Case - In grammar, the inflection of nouns, or a change of termination, to Express a difference of relation in the word to others, or to the thing represented
First-Fruits - among the Hebrews, were presents made to God of part of the fruits of the harvest, to Express the submission, dependence, and thankfulness of the offerers
Accursed - Maranatha, a Syriac word, signifying the Lord cometh, was added to the sentence, to Express their persuasion that the Lord God would come to take vengeance upon that guilt which they, circumstanced as they were, had not the power to punish, 1 Corinthians 16:22
Caves - See also Jeremiah 41:9 : "To enter into the holes of the rocks and into the caves of the earth," became with the prophets a very proper and familiar image to Express a state of terror and consternation
Glory - Paul; and to Express the future felicity of the saints in heaven
Author - It is difficult to find an adequate English equivalent to Express the meaning here
Reverence - This sentiment usually finds Expression in acts of courtesy, respect, or adoration, so that the object held in reverential regard receives fitting homage. In the Gospel narratives several terms are used to Express the feeling of reverence, but there is no decisive reason to distinguish the usage of these terms as they occur in the Synoptics and in the Fourth Gospel. ...
The word τιμή and its derivatives are used to Express high reverential regard and profound respect (Matthew 13:57; Matthew 15:4-6, Mark 7:10, John 5:23; John 5:41; John 8:49; John 8:54). Here the regard due to a prophet of God, the affectionate respect of children for their parents, and reverence for the Son, as for the Father, are Expressed. ’ These movements of the body are Expressive of feelings of reverential regard. The terms ἀσπάζειν, ‘to salute,’ and ἀσπασμός, ‘salutation’ (Mark 9:15; Mark 15:18, Luke 1:29-41), are also Expressive of reverential regard. This temper seeks Expression in certain outward acts. In religion this state of the soul is fundamental, and its Expression in ritual acts is natural
Glory - For as the glorious Head of his body the church in his mediatorial character, "is the brightness of his Father's glory, and the Express image of his person;" so the brethren, the messengers of the churches, are said to be the glory of Christ, 2 Corinthians 8:23. " (Zechariah 2:5)...
Names are sometimes given by the vanity of men to creatures concerning glory, but the holy Scriptures Express their total disapprobation of it
Salutations - Bruce, who says that some Arabs, to whom he gave the salam, or salutation of peace, either made no reply, or Expressed their astonishment at his impudence in using such freedom. Our Lord required his disciples to lay aside the moroseness of Jews, and cherish a benevolent disposition toward all around them: "If ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so?" They were bound by the same authority to embrace their brethren in Christ with a special affection, yet they were to look upon every man as a brother, to feel a sincere and cordial interest in his welfare, and at meeting to Express their benevolence, in language corresponding with the feelings of their hearts. They Express their devotedness to a person by holding down the hand, as they do their affection by raising it afterward to the heart
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When David wishes to Express the stability of his kingdom, he says, "Lord, by thy favor thou hast made my mountain to stand strong," Psalm 30:7 . When the prophet would Express his faith in God, how pure it was, and what confidence it inspired, far above any assurance which could arise from earthly blessing or defense, he sings, "Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the Lord our God is salvation of Israel," Jeremiah 3:23 . Hence the Expression, alluding to the vine of God's planting, "the hills were covered with the shadow of it," Psalm 80:10 ; and others of the same kind
Waiting - It finds varied Expression in the apocalyptic atmosphere of early Christianity with its expectation of an immediate Parousia (q. ...
Other compounds of the same verb, namely ἐκδέχομαι and προσδέχομαι, are also found to Express the notion of waiting
Ungodliness - , in the Pastorals to Express practical religion, both as faith and morals within the sphere of the Church, is un-Pauline and represents a stage of development entirely subsequent to the Apostle, it is argued that, even if there be a fresh emphasis on piety within the sphere of the Church in the Pastorals, the idea is one that might naturally have come to St
Orthodoxy - Some have thought, that, in order to keep error out of the church, there should be some human form as a standard of orthodoxy, wherein certain disputed doctrines shall be Expressed in such determinate phrases as may be directly levelled against such errors as shall prevail from time to time, requiring those especially who are to be public teachers in the church to subscribe or virtually to declare their assent to such formularies. It is impossible that weak and passionate men, who have perhaps been heated in the very controversy thus decided, should Express themselves with greater propriety than the apostles did
Screw - It is used to Express the displacement of a rigid body, which may always be made to consist of a rotation about an axis combined with a translation parallel to that axis
Anoint - The Expression “anoint the shield” in Express the messianic ideals attached to the Davidic line by using the phrase “the Lord’s anointed” ( Pour, Flow - The idea Expressed in these two instances and others ( Express the idea of “pouring out” or “casting” molten metals ( Lice - Because כנה is the term by which the talmudists Express the term louse, &c
Grass - The first is rendered ξυλον , or δενδρον , tree: to Express the second, the LXX have adopted χορτος , as their common way to translate one Hebrew word by one Greek word, though not quite proper, rather than by a circumlocution
World - When the Hebrews desired to Express the universe they employed a phrase like "heaven and earth and the sea, and all that in them is
Bezer - An Express law for the magistrate or priest to have acted upon, in all cases of murder where there was no malice prepense, would have been equally easy in this case, as in every other. But when we see six cities Expressly set apart for this one purpose only, and placed in certain situations convenient for the poor murderer to get most easily at; when we read so much as is said concerning it, and call to mind how much the Holy Ghost delighted in shadowing forth Christ, under the Old Testament Scripture, in type and figure; and when we observe, moreover, how very strikingly the things here marked down in the city of refuge point to the Lord Jesus Christ, we cannot hesitate to conclude, that it was thus, among a great variety of other ways, Christ was preached to the people. "...
I cannot forbear adding, what hath been always considered, by pious believers, as a farther testimony that these cities of refuge had an eye to Christ, and were plainly typical, namely, that the name given to each became Expressive of somewhat significant in relation to the Lord Jesus Christ. All these were so many Express types of the Lord Jesus Christ
Name - That by which a thing is called the sound or combination of sounds used to Express an idea, or any material substance, quality or act an appellation attached to a thing by customary use, by which it may be vocally distinguished from other things. The letters or characters written or engraved, Expressing the sounds by which a person or thing is known and distinguished
Prize - 28,36, from which the following is quoted: ...
"In order to Express the meaning of the clause quite clearly, a slight alteration is required in the RV, 'Counted it not a prize to be on an equality with God
Irony - is a trope (figure of speech) in which the intended meaning is the opposite of that normally Expressed by the words used. Irony is normally used to Express a disparity between what is actually so and what the object of the irony believes to be so
Trinity - Scott observes, if distinct personality, agency, and divine perfections, be in Scripture ascribed to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, no words can more exactly Express the doctrine, which must unavoidably be thence inferred, than those commonly used on this subject, viz
Confession - If our Saviour had designed this to have been a duty, he would most probably have delivered us an Express command to this purpose
Kindness - ...
Old Testament The principal word used to Express kindness in the Old Testament (chesed ) bears the connotation of a loyal love which manifests itself not in emotions but in actions
Press - ) To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or Express, from something
Post - ) A messenger who goes from station; an Express; especially, one who is employed by the government to carry letters and parcels regularly from one place to another; a letter carrier; a postman
Air - The word is used also to Express the artificial motions or carriage of a horse. In painting, that which Expresses the life of action manner gesture attitude
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Proverbs 5:16 (a) The Lord is using this figure to Express His desire that each one of us who knows our Lord should be a source of blessing, comfort, help and joy to those around us
Flesh - ...
Psalm 63:1 (b) David uses this Expression to describe the longing of his soul for the fellowship of GOD, and to see GOD develop His purposes and plans. ...
Ezekiel 16:26 (b) This term is used to Express the great lustfulness of the Egyptians and also of the Israelites. ...
John 6:52 (b) This Expression occurs several times in this chapter. ...
Romans 7:5 (a) This Expression is used to describe those who do not have the Spirit of GOD, are not saved, and are called "sensual" in the book of Jude
Soul, Spirit - Soul is often employed to Express the moral undying part of man's being, and it is used sometimes to signify the person: as "all the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt," Genesis 46:26 ; "eight souls" were saved in the ark
Full - Containing the whole matter Expressing the whole as a full narration or description. ...
Full is prefixed to other words, chiefly participles, to Express utmost extent or degree
Ear - But how delightful is it to make interpretation, of what the Jewish servant said respecting the house of his servitude, in allusion to the Lord Jesus in the house of his! who, as the servant of JEHOVAH (for such he fully became, when he became our Surety), might be said thus to Express himself, I love my master, I love my wife, my children; I will not go out free. As the uncovering the ear is a Scripture Expression, to denote divine teaching, and the opening the heart and understanding, so the word of God abounds with figures and similitudes to represent the reverse
Post - ) A messenger who goes from station; an Express; especially, one who is employed by the government to carry letters and parcels regularly from one place to another; a letter carrier; a postman
Post - ) A messenger who goes from station; an Express; especially, one who is employed by the government to carry letters and parcels regularly from one place to another; a letter carrier; a postman
Pity - This word is entirely synonymous with compassion both in OT and NT, except, perhaps, in 1 Peter 3:8 , where ‘sympathetic’ would better Express the meaning of the original word (see RVm Covenant - The word testamentum is often used in Latin to Express the Hebrew word which signifies covenant; whence the titles, Old and New Testaments, are used to denote the old and new covenants
Burial - It is also a custom still prevailing in the East to hire wailing women, Jeremiah 9:17 Amos 5:16 , who praised the deceased, Acts 9:39 , and by doleful cries and frantic gestures, aided at times by melancholy tones of music, Matthew 9:23 , strove to Express the deepest grief, Ezekiel 24:17,18
Locust, - It is difficult to Express the effect produced on us by the sight of the whole atmosphere filled on all sides and to a great height by an innumerable quantity of these insects, whose flight was slow and uniform, and whose noise resembled that of rain: the sky was darkened, and the light of the sun considerably weakened
Assurance, Assure, Assuredly - , Acts 17:31 ; by raising Christ from the dead, God has given "assurance" that the world will be judged by Him (the AV margin, "offered faith" does not Express the meaning)
Maximus, Patriarch of Antioch - 451, and took his seat without question, and when the illegal acts of the "Latrocinium" were quashed, including the deposition of the other prelates, a special exception was made of the substitution of Maximus for Domnus on the Express ground that Leo had opened communion with him and recognized his episcopate (Labbe, iv
Glory - The first use of this word is to Express the exalted honour or praise paid either to things, or to man, or to God. Two uses of the Expression ‘the glory of Jehovah’ are to be noted. For ‘glory’ as used to Express the visible brightness, cf
Philippians, the Epistle to the - Also to Express Christian sympathy, and to exhort to imitation of Christ in humility and lowly love, instead of existing dissensions, as between Euodias and Syntyche (Philippians 4:2), and to warn against Judaizers. Nowhere else does he use such warm Expressions. At Philippians 4:1 he seems at a loss for words to Express all the warmth of his love for them: "my brethren, dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved
Love - 1 below) present "the characteristic word of Christianity, and since the Spirit of revelation has used it to Express ideas previously unknown, inquiry into its use, whether in Greek literature or in the Septuagint, throws but little light upon its distinctive meaning in the NT. ...
"Agape and agapao are used in the NT (a) to describe the attitude of God toward His Son, John 17:26 ; the human race, generally, John 3:16 ; Romans 5:8 ; and to such as believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, particularly, John 14:21 ; (b) to convey His will to His children concerning their attitude one toward another, John 13:34 , and toward all men, 1 Thessalonians 3:12 ; 1 Corinthians 16:14 ; 2 Peter 1:7 ; (c) to Express the essential nature of God, 1 John 4:8 . ...
"Love had its perfect Expression among men in the Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:14 ; Ephesians 2:4 ; 3:19 ; 5:2 ; Christian love is the fruit of His Spirit in the Christian, Galatians 5:22 . ...
"Christian love has God for its primary object, and Expresses itself first of all in implicit obedience to His commandments, John 14:15,21,23 ; 15:10 ; 1 John 2:5 ; 5:3 ; 2 John 1:6 . ]'>[1] ...
In respect of agapao as used of God, it Expresses the deep and constant "love" and interest of a perfect Being towards entirely unworthy objects, producing and fostering a reverential "love" in them towards the Giver, and a practical "love" towards those who are partakers of the same, and a desire to help others to seek the Giver
Fear - Fear Expresses less apprehension than dread, and dread less than terror and fright. The force of this passion, beginning with the most moderate degree, may be thus Expressed, fear, dread, terror, fright. In scripture, fear is used to Express a filial or a slavish passion
Thorns - In the OT references to thorns are numerous, and many different words are used to Express them
Bronze Serpent - God had told Moses to do this so the Israelites bitten by serpents could Express their faith by looking at it and be healed
Son of God - Term used to Express the deity of Jesus of Nazareth as the one, unique Son of God
Hate, Hatred - In the biblical record, every being may Express or experience hate. Any aversion of humans to others Expresses hatred
Procession of the Holy Ghost - " The procession of the Holy ghost, it is said, is Expressly taught by Christ, in very strong terms, in this text. The Latin church, however, has not scrupled to say that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son; but the Greek church chooses to Express it thus: the Spirit proceeds from the Father by or through the Son, or he receives of the Son, Galatians 4:6
Peter - " (Romans 5:21)...
I cannot close my observations on the character of Peter without first Expressing my surprize that the apostle did not adopt the name of Cephas from the first moment Jesus called him so. And yet we find, in the instance of Abraham and Jacob, the Lord when he changed their names seemed to Express his pleasure in calling them by those names
Breathing - As Westcott observes, ‘the same image which was used to describe the communication of the natural life [1] is here used to Express the communication of the new, spiritual life of recreated humanity
Arm - Sometimes the word Expresses the might of God’s ceaseless activity either on behalf of His chosen ( Deuteronomy 33:27 , Psalms 44:3 , Isaiah 33:2 ; Isaiah 63:12 , Acts 13:17 ), or in breaking the power of His enemies ( Exodus 6:6 , Deuteronomy 5:15 , Ezekiel 21:6 ; Ezekiel 32:21 ), or again in upholding the movements and harmony of His creation, ruling in justice with unswerving sternness ( Ezekiel 20:33 f. The doom pronounced on the house of Eli contains this word to Express the removal of that latent vitality which shows itself in prolonged hereditary strength and activity ( 1 Samuel 2:31 , cf
Gracious, To Be; Show Favor - ) Chânan may Express “generosity,” a gift from the heart ( Pray - In the intensive form pâlal Expresses the idea of “to mediate, to come between two parties,” always between human beings. …” In the remaining 2 references in which the intensive form is used, pâlal Expresses “making a judgment” in Expresses the idea of “interceding for, prayer in behalf of”: “… He shall pray for thee. ...
Just why this verb form is used to Express the act of praying is not completely clear
Burial - The loud and shrill lamentations referred to in Mark 5:38, John 11:19, were by hired mourners, see also Jeremiah 9:17-18; Amos 5:16, who praised the deceased, Acts 9:39, and by doleful cries and frantic gestures, aided at times by melancholy tones of music, Matthew 9:23, strove to Express the deepest grief, Ezekiel 24:17-18
Captivities of Israel - Jeremiah is equally Express: "The house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel; and they shall come together out of the north, to the land which I have given for an inheritance to their fathers," Jeremiah 3:18
Swine - It is observed that when Adrian rebuilt Jerusalem, he set up the image of a hog, in bas-relief, upon the gates of the city, to drive the Jews away from it, and to Express the greater contempt for that miserable people
Let - Followed by the first and third persons, it Expresses desire or wish hence it is used in prayer and entreaty to superiors, and to those who have us in their power as, let me not wander from thy commandments. Followed by the first person plural, let Expresses exhortation or entreaty as, rise, let us go. ...
Sometimes let is used to Express a command or injunction to a third person
Doubt - Elsewhere ‘doubt’ has a religious signification, standing in Express or tacit antithesis to ‘faith’ (wh. ( c ) Akin to the above is the Expression of Luke 12:29 , where ‘of doubtful mind’ (AV Cross, Crucify - ...
The judicial custom by which the condemned person carried his stake to the place of execution, was applied by the Lord to those sufferings by which His faithful followers were to Express their fellowship with Him, e
Joy - Both Old and New Testaments use a variety of words to Express the many aspects of joy, gladness, contentment and rejoicing. ...
Expressions of gladness and joy were a feature of public worship in ancient Israel (Deuteronomy 12:5-7; Psalms 81:1-3; Psalms 100:1-2; Psalms 150:3-6)
Monoimus - There is an Express quotation from Colossians and a probable reference to the prologue of St
Repentance - The idea conveyed in this term is of great importance from the fact of its application not only to man but to God, showing how God, in His government of the earth, is pleased to Express His own sense of events taking place upon it
Liturgy - ...
The prayer of the Liturgy is admirably adapted to Express the fundamental relations that exist between Creator and creature, considering the latter both as an individual and a member of society. Liturgy gives Expression in an approved way to the adoration due to God as the Creator and Lord of all, to the thanksgiving due Him for the benefits received. mony, utensil, and vestment is Expressive of some interior virtue possessed by the Mystical Body of Christ, to be striven for by the individual members
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
Imagery - ...
The challenge of theology (“talk about God”) is to Express truths about God in human language
Jeremiah - Some portions of them are sung at the Tenebrae in Holy Week, as they Express the sorrows of the Church over Christ's Passion, the enormity of sin, and the need of penance
Jeremias - Some portions of them are sung at the Tenebrae in Holy Week, as they Express the sorrows of the Church over Christ's Passion, the enormity of sin, and the need of penance
Rhetoric - Acrostics begin each line of a chapter or poem with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet ( Psalm 111:1 , Psalm 112:1 , Psalm 119:1 , and others) as both a mnemonic (memory aid) and full Expression of one's feeling. Antithesis is the presentation of opposites to Express a truth (see Proverbs 14:1 for extensive use of antithesis)
Glory - ...
The New Testament uses doxa to Express glory and limits the meaning to God's glory
Anthropomorphism - ...
The use of human terminology to talk about God is necessary when we, in our limitations, wish to Express truths about the Deity who by his very nature cannot be described or known. From biblical times to the present, people have felt compelled to explain what God is like, and no Expressions other than human terms are able to convey any semblance of meaning to the indescribable. Without anthropomorphic Expressions, this theological reality would remain virtually inexplicable. The Expression, "the Lord's anger burned" (Exodus 4:14 ) is interesting. "...
Indirect anthropomorphic Expressions also appear, such as the sword and arrows of the Lord and the throne and footstool of God. Taken as metaphorical Expressions, they provide by analogy a conceptual framework by which the God who is beyond our comprehension becomes a person—a person whom we can love
Baal - He was worshiped as sun-god when the people wished to Express thanks and gratitude for light and warmth and fertility
Millennium - (mih leh' ni uhm) A term not found in Scripture but taken from Latin to Express the “thousand years” mentioned six times in Revelation 20:1-7 . ” The idea is no literal thousand year period, but a symbolic Expression related to the spiritual blessedness of present Christian experience in which Satan is a defeated enemy and believers reign in life by Christ Jesus
Naming - ...
The biblical concept of naming was rooted in the ancient world's understanding that a name Expressed essence. Revealing character and destiny, personal names might Express hopes for the child's future
River - ...
Psalm 36:8 (a) The blessings of GOD are so abundant, so liberal and so great that no other figure could properly Express the value of them
Gedaliah - " This indicates his deserved popularity, while his words imply his loyalty to the supreme monarch to whom God by Express prophecy had assigned the world kingdoms, and at the same time his gentleness as a ruler
Hardening of Heart - Of the Greek words employed to Express such hardness the two more remarkable (see below) represent the heart as callous (i. (c) An important distinction is to be made between two Expressions:—(i. This aspect, though necessarily involved in man’s responsibility and often stated in the OT (Exodus 9:34, 1 Samuel 6:8, 2 Chronicles 36:13), is not Expressly referred to in the NT, except in Hebrews 3:8 = Psalms 95:8
Temple - This word in Scripture, though generally made use of to Express one and the same thing, namely, the house of God, hath various references in relation to the divine glory
Book (2) - Again in such Expressions as ‘the book of life’ (although that Expression does not occur in the Gospels), it is evident that the writer is speaking figuratively. Our Lord said to His Apostles (Luke 10:20), ‘Rejoice because your names are written in heaven’; and in the OT (Exodus 32:32) there is Express mention of a book which God had written: ‘If not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. ’ The connexion of the Expression ‘book of life’ with the words of our Lord to His Apostles, and with the daring yet splendid utterance of Moses, is obvious enough
Darkness (2) - It is an attempt to Express the infinitude of the susceptibility of the human soul to emotions of either joy or anguish
I - The vowel in French, and in most European languages, has the long fine sound which we Express by e in me, or ee in seen, meek. ...
No English word ends with 1but when the sound of the letter occurs at the end of a word,it is Expressed by y. Thus IV Expresses four, one less than V, five IX stands for nine, one less than X, ten. The pronoun of the first person the word which Expresses one's self, or that by which a speaker or writer denotes himself
Liturgy - "...
The properties required in a public liturgy, " says Paley, "are these: it must be compendious; Express just conceptions of the divine attributes; recite such wants as a congregation are likely to feel, and no other; and contain as few controverted propositions as possible
Liturgy - "The properties required in a public liturgy," says Paley, "are these: it must be compendious; Express just conceptions of the divine attributes; recite such wants as a congregation are likely to feel, and no other; and contain as few controverted propositions as possible
Bottle - It is likewise employed to Express the bottle into which the Psalmist desires his tears may be collected
Beard - In times of grief and affliction, they plucked away the hair of their heads and beards, a mode of Expression common to other nations under great calamities. " When they would Express their value for any thing, they say, "It is worth more than a man's beard
Will - It Expresses less than malice. The sense is well Expressed by the L. I will go, is a present promise to go and with an emphasis on will, it Expresses determination. Thou wilt go, you will go, Express foretelling simply stating an event that is to come
Portion - —The different shades of meaning which in the Gospels are assigned to the word μέρος have their counterpart in OT usage; it will therefore, be well to glance briefly at those words which Express ‘portion,’ in its varying meanings, in the Hebrew
Eternity - עַר probably comes nearest of all Hebrew words to Express permanence. ’ But in OT it is used adverbially to Express indefinite duration of time generally in the future
Formalism - It takes intellectual form in doctrines and creeds; its emotional necessities create forms of worship; its social instincts Express themselves in ecclesiastical organization and sacramental rites, in all its instruments and symbols of corporate action. He sincerely respects the badges and Expressions of spiritual life, believes them to be necessary and effectual unto salvation, while he is ignorant of, and without desire for, the reality which they Express. This possibility is suggested, with a touch of delicate irony, in 1 John 3:16-18, where the law of self-sacrificing brotherhood is first stated in its highest terms-‘We ought to lay down our lives for the brethren,’ and then, lest any one should mistake the emotion awakened by such magnificent Expressions of duty for the discharge of duty itself, the issue is brought down to the pedestrian level of the everyday use of ‘the world’s goods’ for the relief of the need that is before one’s eyes
Baptism - Doddridge, "that any should doubt of this, when it is plain, from Express passages in the Jewish law, that no Jew who had lived like a Gentile for one day could be restored to the communion of this church without it. Farther, they also insist that all positive institutions depend entirely upon the will and declaration of the institutor, and that, therefore, reasoning by analogy from previous abrogated rites, is to be rejected, and the Express command of Christ respecting baptism ought to be our rule. That if children are not to be baptized because there is no positive command for it, for the same reason women should not come to the Lord's supper; we should not keep the first day of the week, nor attend public worship, for none of these are Expressly commanded; that if infant baptism had been a human invention, how would it have been so universal in the first 3000 years, and yet no record left when it was introduced, nor any dispute or controversy about it? ...
Some bring it to these two ideas: ...
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Though there are no Express examples in the New Testament of Christ and his apostles baptizing infants, yet this is no proof that they were excluded. If Christ received them, and would have us receive them in his name, how can it be reconciled to keep them out of the visible church? Besides, if children were not to be baptized, it would have been Expressly forbidden. ...
Irenxus, who lived in the second century, and was well acquainted with Polycarp, who was John's disciple, declares Expressly that the church learned from the apostles to baptize children. ...
They believe that the word in Greek signifies to dip or to plunge; but that the Greek term, which is only derivative of another Greek term, and consequently must be somewhat less in its signification, should be invariably used in the New Testament to Express plunging, is not so clear. Hebrews 9:10 ; for the custom of washing before meals, and the washing of household furniture, pots, &c; it is evident from hence that it does not Express the manner of doing, only the thing done; that is, washing, or the application of water in one form or other. ...
If in baptism also there is an Expressive emblem of the descending influence of the Spirit, pouring must be the mode of administration; for that is the Scriptural term most commonly and properly used for the communication of divine influences. To this it is answered, that here is no proof of immersion; for if the Expression of their going down into the water necessarily includes dipping, then Phillip was dipped as well as the eunuch. As to the apostle's Expression, "buried with him in baptism, " they think it has no force; and that it does not allude to any custom of dipping, any more than our baptismal crucifixion and death has any such reference
Trust - Trusts are active, or special, Express, implied, constructive, etc
Rabbah - The chief event connected with Rabbah which the OT relates is its siege by Joab, in connexion with which Uriah the Hittite, by the Express direction of king David, lost his life (see 2 Samuel 11:1 ; 2 Samuel 12:26-27 ; 2 Samuel 12:29 and 1 Chronicles 20:1 )
Hymn - In this sense a hymn Expresses the congregation's praise of God's greatness and majesty, usually addressing members of the congregation and inviting them to praise God. The reference indicates that Christian song was used in worship, to instruct in the faith, and to Express joy
Matrimony - The contracting parties are the real ministers of this sacrament; its "matter" is the mutual giving of each to the other, and its "form" consists in the words or outward signs by which the man and the woman Express their agreement and intention to be husband and wife. They consist essentially in the Expression of mutual consent, the blessing of the union by the priest, and the giving of the wedding-ring, a symbol of faithfulness. The words Expressing consent, and those used at the giving of the ring, vary in different languages and in different countries
Convert, Conversion - First Peter 2:25 uses the picture of coming to the great shepherd to Express this idea
Song of Songs - Further poems Express the intensely strong desires that the two have for each other (6:4-7:13), though they know how to restrain their physical Expressions of love (8:1-4)
Assurance - ...
Assurance of a relationship with God in Christ is the way believers Express the mysterious connection between the infinite nature of God and the fallible nature of humanity
Illyricum - ” The term therefore is the one which would naturally occur to him as fitted to Express the limits of his journey to the West’ (Sanday-Headlam, in loco)
All - ...
When the words, and all close an enumeration of particulars, the word all is either intensive, or is added as a general term to Express what is not enumerated as a tree fell, nest, eagles and all. ...
All is well is a watchman's phrase, Expressing a state of safety
Propitiation - And Scripture is Express in explaining both; for speaking of Christ as a propitiation, the apostle saith, that "having made peace by the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things to himself; by him, I say, (saith the apostle) whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. " (Colossians 1:20) The apostle lays the greatest stress upon the personal glory of Christ in this act, and repeats his Expression by him, I say, as if to shew, and which is indeed the chief glory of it, how much depended upon the infinite dignity of Christ's person, and the infinite merit of his work
All - ” When kôl precedes a noun, it Expresses a unit and signifies the whole: “These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread” ( Express comprehensiveness
Tabernacle - in Hebrew, אהל , in Greek, σκηνη , a word which properly signifies a tent, but is particularly applied by the Hebrews to a kind of building in the form of a tent, set up by the Express command of God, for the performance of religious worship, sacrifices, &c, during the journeyings of the Israelites in the wilderness; and after their settlement in the land of Canaan made use of for the same purpose, till the temple was built in Jerusalem
Carmel - Carmel is not only Expressly mentioned in Scripture as excelling other districts in that respect; but, every place possessed of the same kind of excellence obtained from it the same appellation in the language both of the prophets and the people. Even the lofty genius of Isaiah, stimulated and guided by the spirit of inspiration, could not find a more appropriate figure to Express the flourishing state of the Redeemer's kingdom, than "the excellency of Carmel and Sharon
Friends - ...
The true Friends are orthodox, as to the leading doctrines of Christianity, but Express themselves in peculiar phrases
First-Born - It is very easy to see in view of these facts, how the word "first-born" came to Express sometimes a great, and sometimes the highest, dignity
Girdle - Thus, to ratify the covenant which Jonathan made with David, and to Express his cordial regard for his friend, among other things, he gave him his girdle
Acts of the Apostles - Paul; the call of Cornelius, the first Gentile convert; the persecution of the Christians by Herod Agrippa; the preaching of Paul and Barnabas to the Gentiles, by the Express command of the Holy Ghost; the decree made at Jerusalem, declaring that circumcision, and a conformity to other Jewish rites and ceremonies, were not necessary in Gentile converts; and the latter part of the book is confined to the history of St
ma'gi - "The Magi," says) Ellicott, "express the feeling which the Roman historians Tacitus and Suetonius tell us sixty or seventy years later had been for a long time very widely diffused
World - , John 7:7 ; 8:23 ; 14:30 ; 1 Corinthians 2:12 ; Galatians 4:3 ; 6:14 ; Colossians 2:8 ; James 1:27 ; 1 John 4:5 (thrice); 5:19; (f) the "sum of temporal possessions," Matthew 16:26 ; 1 Corinthians 7:31 (1st part); (g) metaphorically, of the "tongue" as "a world (of iniquity)," James 3:6 ; Expressive of magnitude and variety. Aion is always to be distinguished from kosmos, even where the two seem to Express the same idea, e
Way - ...
Note: In Luke 5:19 ; 19:4 the noun is not Expressed in the original, but is understood. (10) In Galatians 2:5 , the renderings "by," AV, "in the way of," RV, serve to Express the dative case of hupotage, subjection
Serapion, Bishop of Heraclea - The grounds of this charge were the following: Serapion having ostentatiously refused to rise to pay Severian as he passed the accustomed homage of a deacon to a bishop, with the Express intention, declared to the clergy around, of shewing "how much he despised the man
Baptism - The design of this institution, which was to Express faith in Christ on the part of those who were baptized, and to declare their resolution of openly professing his religion, and cultivating real and universal holiness, appears from Romans 6:3-4 ; 1 Peter 3:21 ; Ephesians 5:26 ; and Titus 3:5 . Of Expressions like these we find some traces in the Old Testament also, where waters often denote tribulations, Psalms 69:1 ; Acts 11:15-16 ; Psalms 124:4-5 ; and where to be swallowed up by the waters, and to pass through the great waters, signify to be overwhelmed with miseries and calamities. Farther, they also insist that all positive institutions depend entirely upon the will and declaration of the institutor; and that, therefore, reasoning by analogy from previously abrogated rites is to be rejected, and the Express command of Christ respecting baptism ought to be our rule. Farther, if children are not to be baptized because there is no positive command for it, for the same reason they say that women should not come to the Lord's Supper; nor ought we to keep holy the first day of the week; neither of these being Expressly commanded. Though there are no Express examples in the New Testament of Christ and his Apostles baptizing infants, yet there is no proof that they were excluded. If Christ received them, and would have us "receive" them, how can we keep them out of the visible church? Beside, if children were not to be baptized, it is reasonable to expect that they would have been Expressly forbidden. Irenaeus, who lived in the second century, and was well acquainted with Polycarp, who was John's disciple, declares Expressly, that the church learned from the Apostles to baptize children. As to the mode, the Paedobaptists deny that the term βαπτιζω , which is a derivative of βαπτω , and, consequently, must be something less in its signification, is invariably used in the New Testament to Express plunging. As the word βαπτιζω is used to Express the various ablutions among the Jews, such as sprinkling, pouring, &c, Hebrews 9:10 , for the custom of washing before meals, and the washing of household furniture, pots, &c, it is evident from hence that it does not Express the manner of doing a thing, whether by immersion or effusion, but only the thing done; that is, washing; or the application of water in some form or other. If in baptism there be an Expressive emblem of the descending influence of the Spirit, pouring must be the mode of administration; for that is the Scriptural term most commonly and properly used for the communication of divine influences, Matthew 3:11 ; Mark 1:8 ; Mark 1:10 ; Luke 3:16-22 ; John 1:33 ; Acts 1:5 ; Acts 2:38-39 ; Acts 8:19 ; Acts 8:17 ; Psalms 69:15 . To this it is answered, that here also is no proof of immersion: for, if the Expression of their going down into the water necessarily includes dipping, then Philip was dipped, as well as the eunuch. As to the Apostle's Expression, "buried with him in baptism," that has no force in the argument for immersion, since it does not allude to a custom of dipping, any more than our baptismal crucifixion and death has any such reference
Nathanael - But his reply does not mean, ‘I know that I am all that; but how do you know it?’ Rather, he exhibits surprise that a total stranger should Express any opinion about him, lie somewhat coldly intimates that he doubts the value of praise which can hardly be based upon experience. But, like Mary’s ‘How shall this be?’ (Luke 1:34), his question does not so much ask for proof as Express astonishment. John was so full of the doctrine that Jesus as the Messiah was the Son of God, that he may have made those who accepted Him as the Messiah Express their belief in a form which was not used until somewhat later
Prayer - ) It has been generally divided into adoration, by which we Express our sense of the goodness and greatness of God, Daniel 4:34-35 ; confession, by which we acknowledge our unworthiness, 1 John 1:9 ; supplication, by which we pray for pardon, grace, or any blessing we want, Matthew 7:7 ; intercession, by which we pray for others, Luke 23:42-435 ; and thanksgiving, by which we Express our gratitude to God, Philippians 4:6 . To which some add invocation, a making mention of one or more of the names of God; pleading, arguing our case with God in an humble and fervent manner; dedication, or surrendering ourselves to God; deprecation, by which we desire that evils may be averted; blessing, in which we Express our joy in God, and gratitude for his mercies: but, as all these appear to me to be included in the first five parts of prayer, I think they need not be insisted on. We should Express our sins, our wants, and our sorrows, with a particular sense of the mournful circumstances that attend them: it will enlarge our hearts with prayer and humiliation if we confess the aggravations that increase the guilt of our sins, viz. Sometimes a person is betrayed by an affectation of long prayers into crude, rash, and unseemly Expressions; we are tempted hereby to tautologies, to say the same thing over and over again. Watts, "is necessary to guide our thoughts, to regulate our Expressions, and dispose of the several parts of prayer in such an order, as is most easy to by understood by those that join with us, and most proper to excite and maintain our own devotion and theirs. Sometimes the mind is so divinely full of one particular part of prayer, that high Expressions of gratitude, and of devoting ourselves to God, break out first. " ...
As to Expression in prayer, it may be observed, that though prayer be the proper work of the heart, yet in this present state, in secret as well as in social prayer, the language of the lips is an excellent aid in this part of worship. Expressions are useful not only to dress our thoughts, but sometimes to form, and shape, and perfect the ideas and affections of our minds. They serve to awaken the holy passions of the soul as well as to Express them. The directions to attain a treasure of Expressions are these: ...
1. We should treasure up such Expressions, especially, as we read in Scripture, and such as we have found in other books of devotion, or such as we have heard fellow Christians make use of, whereby our own hearts have been sensibly moved and warmed. We should pray for the gift of utterance, and seek the blessing of the Spirit of God upon the use of proper means to obtain a treasure of Expressions for prayer; for the wise man tells us, that "the preparation of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord, " Proverbs 16:1 . The rules about the choice and use of proper Expressions are these: ...
1. We should choose those Expressions that best suit our meaning, that most exactly answer the ideas of our mind, and that are fitted to our sense and apprehension of things. We should avoid all foreign and uncommon words; all those Expressions which are too philosophical, and those which savour too much of mystical divinity; all dark metaphors, or Expressions that are used only by some particular violent partymen. We should likewise avoid length and obscurity in our sentences, and in the placing of our words; and not interline our Expressions with too many parentheses, which cloud and entangle the sense. On the other hand, we should avoid mean and coarse, and too familiar Expressions; such as excite any contemptible or ridiculous ideas; such as raise any improper or irreverent thoughts in the mind, or base and impure images, for these much injure the devotion of our fellow-worshippers. We should seek after those ways of Expression that are pathetical; such as denote the fervency of affection, and carry life and spirit with them; such as may awaken and exercise our love, our hope, our holy joy, our sorrow, our fear, and our faith, as well as Express the activity of those graces. We should not always confine ourselves to one set form of words to Express any particular request; nor take too much pains to avoid an Expression merely because we used it in prayer heretofore. We need not be over fond of a nice uniformity of words, nor of perpetual diversity of Expression in every prayer: it is best to keep the middle between these two extremes. Prostration may be sometimes used in secret prayer, under a deep and uncommon sense of sin; but kneeling is the most frequent posture; and nature seems to dictate and lead us to it as an Expression of humility, of a sense of our wants, a supplication for mercy, and adoration of and dependence on him before whom we kneel. The lifting up of the hands is a very natural Expression of our seeking help from God
Resurrection - ...
Death and the afterlife...
Old Testament believers did not have a clear understanding of eternal life, though they did at times Express the hope of a resurrection through which they would have deliverance from the power of death. This is one of the truths that believers Express when they are baptized (Romans 6:3-4; Romans 10:9; Colossians 2:12; see BAPTISM)
Polygamy - For which reason, and because it was likewise forbidden amongst the Greeks and Romans, we cannot expect to find any Express law upon the subject in the Christian code. "When we reflect, " says he, "that the primitive institution of marriage limited it to one man and one woman; that this institution was adhered to by Noah and his sons, amidst the degeneracy of the age in which they lived, and in spite of the examples of polygamy which the accursed race of Cain had introduced; when we consider how very few (comparatively speaking) the examples of this practice were among the faithful; how much it brought its own punishment with it; and how dubious and equivocal those passages are in which it appears to have the sanction of the divine approbation; when to these reflections we add another, respecting the limited views and temporary nature of the more ancient dispensations and institutions of religion how often the imperfections and even vices of the patriarchs and people of God in old times are recorded, without any Express notification of their criminality how much is said to be commanded, which our reverence for the holiness of God and his law will only suffer us to suppose were for wise ends permitted; how frequently the messengers of god adapted themselves to the genius of the people to whom they were sent, and the circumstances of the times in which they lived; above all, when we consider the purity, equity, and benevolence of the Christian law, the explicit declaration of our Lord and his apostle Paul respecting the institution of marriage, its design and limitation; when we reflect, too, on the testimony of the most ancient fathers, who could not possibly be ignorant of the general and common practice of the apostolic church; and, finally, when to these considerations we add those which are founded on justice to the female sex, and all the regulations of domestic aeconomy and national policy, we must wholly condemn the revival of polygamy
Ate - ...
Psalm 24:7, Psalm 24:9 (a) This type is used to Express the glorious entrance into Heaven of our wonderful Saviour when He returned from Calvary to glory. ...
Psalm 100:4 (b) By this Expression we understand that we come in prayer and praise by faith before GOD to worship and to adore Him. ...
Proverbs 17:19 (b) This type is used to Express self-exaltation, personal emulation, and egotistic assumption, of power, authority and position
Restoration - Above all, has the Master of Truth left us any definite teaching on which a fair and inspiring hope may be built? At first sight it must be confessed that to those who look for Express statements of our Lord and His Apostles in regard to future destiny, the results of a restrained exegesis are disappointing. Isolated Expressions and passages may be, and often have been, pressed into the service of preconceived hopes; but, on the whole, the statements of Scripture afford too slender a basis on which to raise a structure of dogmatic assertion, and do not throw light very far into the great mystery of the future. ...
In considering the Scripture intimations regarding the hope of a universal Restoration of humanity, it must be clearly seen that whatever hopes may, more or less distinctly, emerge in the Expressed thought of the Apostles, are all clearly based upon, and inspired by, an enlarging thought concerning the Person of Jesus Christ, and the revelation given in Him and recorded in the Gospels. We may well inquire, however, how far the Expression, calculated to Express so much, was due to the writer of the Acts, St. Was it for Him included in the possibilities of the future? or have we any Express declaration that in this life only is there a possibility of right moral decision being made, with the consequent attainment to a right and saving relation to God? The last question stands on the threshold of the inquiry; for if it be unmistakably answered in the affirmative, it must determine the whole problem for those who accept His authority as final; while, if no such declaration is found, the way is left open for a redeeming process beyond the bounds of this brief mortal life. The use of the same term αἰώνιος of both life and punishment has inolined many to regard the passage as decisive on this momentous question; but the majority of modern scholars consider that the aeonian (literally ‘age-long’) life or suffering is to be understood as at least possibly terminable, and that the Expression applied is qualitative rather than quantitative, referring to the relation of both life and death to God rather than to duration of time. It may also be said that even if the Expressions are meant to refer to the endlessness of the punishment or of the blessedness, they may properly be understood as a very strong assertion of the undoubted fact that the suffering that comes of sin is eternally, endlessly bound up with the sin, even as the blessedness of the righteous is necessarily involved in their obedience. ...
Similarly, the same fact of the eternal and necessary association of suffering with sin is Expressed in Mark 9:43-48 ‘the worm that dieth not,’ and ‘the fire that never shall be quenched. John 3:14) He declares that His ‘lifting up’ shall be the means of ‘drawing all men’ to Himself, and His words are naturally interpreted as Expressing His hope and expectation of a complete redemption of mankind, and can scarcely be satisfied by saying that though this is the natural effect, it may never be the actual effect of His supreme sacrifice. Whatever hopes they permit themselves to Express, all centre in His Personality and power. Here many will naturally diverge in judgment, and feel that they can raise their hope so securely nowhere else as upon the Expressed purpose and will of God (Romans 11:32, 1 Timothy 2:3-4, cf. But in the later stages of his writing a larger conception of the Divine purpose begins to find Expression. In Romans 8:19 he anticipates a glorious ‘revelation of the sons of God’—and in Romans 11:32 he Expresses the widest design in the Divine mind, determining all the mysterious process of redemption, as ‘that he might have mercy upon all. ’ And though this may be conceded, and though we must not be blind to the fact that the issues thus gloriously Expressed were not fully thought out by the Apostle or applied to the question of Restoration, yet, based as they are upon the Person of Christ and supplemented by the principles of His teaching and revelation, they may be taken to Express a sober and restrained hopefulness for the ultimate issue, which shall never for a moment be suffered to lessen the evangelic urgency that ‘Now is the accepted time; now is the day of salvation’ (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Household - In the world in which the early church emerged, the household was organized around the head, and solidarity was Expressed in a common religion. Whenever the head of a household was converted and baptized, the remainder of his house usually followed suit as an Expression of loyalty and religious unity. Household terms were used by the New Testament writers to Express theological ideas
Intercession - Yea, Christ himself, with all his fulness, blessedness, and glory, is the gift of the Father; for the Express doctrine of the gospel in its first and leading point is, "that God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life
Talmud - Aha Expressly marks the twelve hours in which his various parts were formed. " The Talmud of Babylon is most valued by the Jews; and this is the book which they mean to Express when they talk of the Talmud in general
Breath - As a rule, God's judgment was breathed through the experience of natural calamities (Psalm 18:15 ), Expressing His anger (Isaiah 11:4 ; Job 4:9 ). Acts 9:1 uses breath to Express Saul's anger as a breathing of threats against the early Christians
Wedding Garment - If, then, we inquire what the truth is that our Lord wishes to Express, it is plainly this, which we find again and again in Scripture, that no one is clean in God’s sight. What is it? Is it not that definite relationship with Christ which is so clearly Expressed in the hymn—...
‘Rock of Ages cleft for me,...
Let me hide myself in thee,’...
a relationship implying the closest possible union? It is not something fictitious or unreal, but something which the fact of sin demands
Element - It is argued that the context in both these Epistles favours this opinion, and the Express statement that the Galatians ‘were in bondage to them that by nature are no gods,’ and the admonition in Colossians against ‘philosophy, vain deceit, and worshipping of the angels,’ show that the Apostle had in mind a current superstitious belief in cosmic spiritual beings, and a worshipping of them as princes of the powers of the air and world-rulers of darkness
Gain - ’ The thought finds its simplest and at the same time its fullest Expression in the parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price, whose finder sells ‘with joy’ all that he has, to buy what he has discovered. The parables of the Talents and the Pounds Express the gain to character which comes of faithful use of powers and abilities
Loans - The very terms for financial obligations are freely used to Express the obligations of moral life
Exodus, the - This is the term commonly used to Express the bringing out of the children of Israel from the slavery of Egypt. Another Expression is that Jehovah brought them out 'by their armies
Couch - Such ‘couches’ were undoubtedly in common use among the Jews of Christ’s day, though they are not mentioned in the Gospels in Express terms, unless, against the best authorities, we accept καὶ κλινῶν in Mark 7:4
Brethren - ...
The OT and NT alike use only one word for ‘brethren’ (אַחִים and ἀδελφοί respectively), and trust to its flexibility to Express every needed shade of meaning, ἀδελφός is of great frequency (about 40 times in Mt. Denney in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) (article ‘Brotherly Love’) points out that it found Expression in two special ways-hospitality and care for persecuted Christians
Force - All words denoting force, power, strength, are from verbs which Express straining, or driving, rushing, and this word has the elements of L
Fame - Thus we may conclude that the idea Expressed by these terms was of an indefinite character. ...
These passages, taken along with others that more directly Express admiration or astonishment (Matthew 7:28; Matthew 12:23; Matthew 15:31), or that relate the concourse and following of multitudes (Mark 3:7-9; Mark 6:34; Mark 6:55; Mark 10:46), show that during His whole public ministry the acts of Jesus arrested the gaze of men
Blindness - In the other passages of the Authorized Version the Greek words which are translated ‘blinded’ (Romans 11:7, 2 Corinthians 3:14) and ‘blindness’ (Romans 11:25, Ephesians 4:18) are replaced in the Revised Version by their proper equivalents ‘hardened’ and ‘hardness,’ which Express also insensibility to the truth of the gospel
Oil (Olive) - The exact bearing of such facts on James 5:14 must remain obscure, but it is interesting to observe that the procedure here enjoined was anticipated by the Twelve (Mark 6:13), though without any Express injunction from Jesus
Procopius of Caesarea - The controversies of the church had done much to alienate him from doctrinal Christianity; and, though he does speak at times as if he had embraced some of its distinct tenets, it is hardly possible to think that he had done so in the sense of regarding them as an Express revelation of divine truth to man
World - Thus the various synonyms by which it is Expressed reveal so many narrowly differentiated senses in each, and also shade off into each other in such a way, that a delicate problem for exact exegesis is often created. 110); but after the conquests of Alexander, and in consequence of the same unifying influences as those by which the Greek dialects were merged in the κοινή, it came to Express a view and feeling of the inhabited world as overpassing all national distinctions and boundaries. As an example of the elasticity which characterizes the use of these terms, it may be noted that to Express the same thought of the world-wide field for the dissemination of the gospel St. -The temporal conception of the world as a saeculum, a cycle of history, complete within itself yet related to a before and an after, is distinctively Expressed by αἰών, or in contrast with the ‘world to come,’ as actually it always is, by ὁ αἰὼν οὗτος (1 Corinthians 1:20; 1 Corinthians 2:6-8; 1 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 1:21; variants, ὁ ἐνεστὼς αἰών, Galatians 1:4; ὁ αἰὼν τοῦ κόσμου τούτου, Ephesians 2:2; ὁ νῦν αἰών, 1 Timothy 6:17, 2 Timothy 4:10, Titus 2:12; ὁ νῦν καιρός, Romans 3:26; Romans 8:18). Dalman remarks upon the absence of evidence for this form of Expression in any extant pre-Christian writing (Words of Jesus, p. 150) the earliest witnesses for the Expression are Hillel and Jochanan ben Zakkai (fl. ), and the frequency of its occurrence in the NT, with the assumption of its familiarity, seems to imply its popular currency (contrariwise, Dalman-‘the Expressions characterised the language of the learned rather than that of the people’
The simple pictorial phrase, ‘the heaven and the earth,’ by which the OT Expresses the idea of the visible creation as contrasted with the Creator, is still retained in the liturgical and rhetorical style (Acts 4:24; Acts 14:15; Acts 17:24), and for the sake of special emphasis (Ephesians 1:10, Philippians 2:10, Colossians 1:16; Colossians 1:20, Revelation 20:11; Revelation 21:1)
World - Thus the various synonyms by which it is Expressed reveal so many narrowly differentiated senses in each, and also shade off into each other in such a way, that a delicate problem for exact exegesis is often created. 110); but after the conquests of Alexander, and in consequence of the same unifying influences as those by which the Greek dialects were merged in the κοινή, it came to Express a view and feeling of the inhabited world as overpassing all national distinctions and boundaries. As an example of the elasticity which characterizes the use of these terms, it may be noted that to Express the same thought of the world-wide field for the dissemination of the gospel St. -The temporal conception of the world as a saeculum, a cycle of history, complete within itself yet related to a before and an after, is distinctively Expressed by αἰών, or in contrast with the ‘world to come,’ as actually it always is, by ὁ αἰὼν οὗτος (1 Corinthians 1:20; 1 Corinthians 2:6-8; 1 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 1:21; variants, ὁ ἐνεστὼς αἰών, Galatians 1:4; ὁ αἰὼν τοῦ κόσμου τούτου, Ephesians 2:2; ὁ νῦν αἰών, 1 Timothy 6:17, 2 Timothy 4:10, Titus 2:12; ὁ νῦν καιρός, 1 Corinthians 6:2-31; Romans 8:18). Dalman remarks upon the absence of evidence for this form of Expression in any extant pre-Christian writing (Words of Jesus, p. 150) the earliest witnesses for the Expression are Hillel and Jochanan ben Zakkai (fl. ), and the frequency of its occurrence in the NT, with the assumption of its familiarity, seems to imply its popular currency (contrariwise, Dalman-‘the Expressions characterised the language of the learned rather than that of the people’
The simple pictorial phrase, ‘the heaven and the earth,’ by which the OT Expresses the idea of the visible creation as contrasted with the Creator, is still retained in the liturgical and rhetorical style (Acts 4:24; Acts 14:15; Acts 17:24), and for the sake of special emphasis (Ephesians 1:10, Philippians 2:10, Colossians 1:16; Colossians 1:20, Revelation 20:11; Revelation 21:1)
Fear - In the Old Testament, the most common word used to Express fear is yir' ah , which means “fear, “terror” (Isaiah 7:25 ; Jonah 1:10,16 ). In the New Testament, the word used most often to Express fear is phobos which means “fear,” “dread,” “terror” ( Matthew 28:4 ; Luke 21:26 ). To fear the Lord is one of the ways by which Israel Expresses its obedience and loyalty to Yahweh and to His divine requirements: “And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, to keep the commandments of the Lord and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?” (Deuteronomy 10:12-13 ; compare Deuteronomy 6:24-25 ; Deuteronomy 10:20 ; Deuteronomy 13:4 ). ...
“Fear not” The Expression “fear not” (also translated “do not fear” or “do not be afraid”) is an invitation to confidence and trust. When used without religious connotation (15 times), “fear not” is an Expression of comfort
Body - ...
Old Testament The Old Testament differs from the New in that Old Testament Hebrew does not Express the idea of body. Reference to the eye Expresses interest in vision, not in the physical organ. Humans Express love with their entire person not only with their sexual organs
Poetry - Elijah, the father of the prophets, was no poet; nor were the prophets poets strictly, except insofar as in their teachings they were lifted up to the poetic modes of thought and Expression. ...
Scripture poetry supplies a want not provided for by the law, inspired and sanctioned devotional forms to Express in public worship and in private the feelings of pious Israelites. It furnishes to us also divinely sanctioned language to Express prayer and thanksgiving to God and communion with our fellow saints. Besides parallelism, poetic Expressions distinguish Hebrew poetry from prose
Salvation, Saviour - ‘Salvation’ is the generic term employed in Scripture to Express the idea of any gracious deliverance of God, but specially of the spiritual redemption from sin and its consequences predicted by the OT prophets, and realized in the mission and work of the Saviour Jesus Christ
Rod - It is probably another way of Expressing the truth in Hebrews 12:11. ...
1 Corinthians 4:21 (a) This type is used to Express the scolding that Paul could give these sinning saints, and the reproof he could exercise against them
Gate - The gate of judgment is a term still common to the Arabians to Express a court of justice, and even introduced by the Saracens into Spain
Communion (1) - Gratian and the master of the sentences, prescribe it as a rule for the laity to communicate three times a year; at Easter, Whitsuntide, and Christmas: but in the thirteenth century the practice prevailed of never approaching the Eucharist at Easter; and the council thought fit to enjoin it then by a law, lest their coldness and remissness should go farther still: and the council of Trent renewed the same injunction, and recommended frequent communion without enforcing it by an Express decree
Preaching - ...
Honesty in preaching...
If preachers are dependent on God for the benefits their preaching brings to others, they will Express their dependence through constant prayer
Magnificat - ’ The question remains whether the hymn is more suitable on the lips of Elisabeth as Expressing the feeling of a mother from whom the reproach of childlessness has been removed. Such an idea seems to Express very inadequately the fulness of meaning packed into these few verses
Redeem, Redemption, Redeemer - ...
Old Testament Three Hebrew words Express the legal and commercial use of the redemptive concept. ...
In other ways and language the centrality of redemption through the death of Jesus Christ is Expressed throughout the New Testament from the Lamb of God who lifts up and carries away the sin of the world (John 1:29 ) to the redeeming Lamb praised by a multitude because He was slain and by His blood redeemed unto God's people of every kindred, tongue, and nation (John 15:13 )
Boasting - ...
Boasting in oneself is an Expression of pride. Those who sin Express arrogance by implying that they can successfully violate the laws of Almighty God
Hebrew Language - Expressing intensity or repetition by a change within the root. Intensity and repeated action are Expressed by doubling the consonant. " Go, way, walk, course Express spiritual motion. The particles are few; hence subtle reasonings cannot be Expressed
Ignorance (2) - In saying this He renewed that condemnation which He had often passed upon religious ignorance, for He implied that those who slew Him had need of the Father’s forgiveness—His own forgiveness the words themselves Express
Flesh - This word is used in Scripture to Express: (1) the substance of the animal body , whether of man or of beast ( Genesis 41:2 )
Edification - The two meanings indicated above are more apparent in Revised Version , where ‘building up’ is often employed to Express the more general idea, especially where, as in 1 Corinthians 14:26-40 ‘the picturesqueness of the metaphor must be preserved’ (Armitage Robinson, Ephesians, 1903, p. ); (c) glossolalia or tongues (γένη γλωσσῶν), which were probably incomprehensible utterances Expressive of prayer or praise (1 Corinthians 14:13)
Bar - To prohibit to restrain or exclude by Express or implied prohibition as, the statute bars my right the law bars the use of poisoned weapons
Chaff - ...
The imagery of the threshing-floor was finely adapted to Express the sweeping reform of the national life which the ardent soul of the Baptist expected to characterize the coming of the Jewish Messiah
Courtesy - That His attitude was not the conventional attitude of others, but was peculiar to Himself, like His attitude towards the Law (Matthew 5:17), is evident from the following considerations: (1) He recognized and followed the customary laws in so far as they served to Express His real sentiments (Luke 7:44-46; Luke 10:5, John 13:4 ff
Alpha And Omega - This idea of the Deity, further emphasized in Isaiah 41:4; Isaiah 43:10; Isaiah 44:6, is Expressed in the language of the Apocalypse by the Greek phrase ‘Α and Ω,’ which corresponds to a common Heb. Expression ‘Aleph to Tau,’ of which the Talmud and other Rabbinic writings furnish many examples. 8) to Express completeness
Nestorians - The Catholic clergy were fond of calling the Virgin Mary "Mother of God," to which Nestorius objected, as implying that she was mother of the divine nature, which he very properly denied; and this raised against him, from Cyril and others, the cry of heresy, and perhaps led him into some improper forms of Expression and explication. Now of these two hypostases it is added, they had only one barsopa, the original term used by Nestorius, and usually translated by the Greeks, "person;" but to avoid the appearance of an Express contradiction, Dr. And thus the Nestorians are charged with rejecting the union of two natures in one person, from their peculiar manner of Expressing themselves, though they absolutely denied the charge
Lord's Supper - It is to be partaken of by all who look for remission of sins by the death of Christ; we are not only to cherish that trust in our minds, and Express it in our devotions, but we are to give an outward proof of our reliance upon the merits of his passion as the means of our salvation, by eating that bread, and drinking that wine, which are typical representations of the body and blood of Christ, "who by his one oblation of himself once offered, made a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world
Lust - In Romans 6:12 the injunction against letting sin reign in our mortal body to obey the "lust" thereof, refers to those evil desires which are ready to Express themselves in bodily activity
Line - ; as, a line of stages; an Express line
Leviticus - He gave the people a sacrificial system by which they could Express their relationship with him (Leviticus 1-10); he set out laws to regulate cleanliness and holiness (Leviticus 11-22); he gave details concerning festivals and other special occasions (Leviticus 23-27); and he outlined certain duties, particularly in relation to the Levites (Numbers 1-10)
Pelagius i., Bishop of Rome - Consequently the Frank king Childebert sent to him an ambassador, by name Rufinus, requesting him to declare his acceptance of the tome of pope Leo, or to Express his belief in his own words. He praised the king for his zeal in the true faith, and Expressed the hope that no false reports about himself might occasion any schism in Gaul (Ep
Prison (2) - roots are used to Express ‘prison’ (see Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible i. ...
The Latin and Greek terms translated ‘prison’ are Expressive and significant
Inspiration - Perhaps this word, though of established use and almost undisputed authority, should be entirely laid aside, as insufficient to Express even the lowest degree of inspiration. ...
Besides, from so large a mass of particulars, men of uncultivated minds, who were not in the habit of distinguishing and classifying, could not have made a proper selection; nor would persons unskilled in the art of composition have been able to Express themselves in such terms as should insure a faithful representation of doctrines and facts, and with such dignity as the nature of the subject required. ...
It is needless to dispute about a word; but suggestion seeming to Express an operation on the mind, by which ideas are excited in it, is of too limited signification to denote the various modes in which the prophets and apostles were made acquainted with supernatural truths. This degree of inspiration, in strict propriety of speech should be called revelation; a word preferable to suggestion, because it is Expressive of all the ways in which God communicated new ideas to the minds of his servants. ...
"A question of very great importance demands our attention, while we are endeavouring to settle, with precision, the notion of the inspiration of the Scriptures: it relates to the words in which the sacred writers have Expressed their ideas. Some think, that in the choice of words they were left to their own discretion, and that the language is human, though the matter be divine; while others believe, that in their Expressions, as well as in their sentiments, they were under the infallible direction of the Spirit. As a great part of the Scriptures was suggested or revealed to the writers; as the thoughts or sentiments, which were perfectly new to them, were conveyed into their minds by the Spirit, it is plain that they must have been accompanied with words proper to Express them; and, consequently, that the words were dictated by the same influences on the mind which communicated the ideas. Besides, every person who hath reflected upon the subject, is aware of the importance of a proper selection of words in Expressing our sentiments; and knows how easy it is for a heedless or unskillful person not only to injure the beauty and weaken the efficacy of a discourse by the impropriety of his language, but by substituting one word for another, to which it seems to be equivalent, to alter the meaning, and perhaps render it totally different. ...
If, then, the sacred writers had not been directed in the choice of words, how could we have been assured that those which they have chosen were the most proper? Is it not possible, nay, is it not certain, that they would have sometimes Expressed themselves inaccurately, as many of them were illiterate; an by consequence would have obscured and misrepresented the truth? In this case, how could our faith have securely rested on their testimony? Would not the suspicion of error in their writings have rendered it necessary, before we received them, to try them by the standard of reason? and would not the authority and the design of revelation have thus been overthrown? We must conclude, therefore, that the words of Scripture are from God, as well as the matter; or we shall charge him with a want of wisdom in transmitting his truths through a channel by which they might have been, and most probably have been, polluted
Children of God, Sons of God - Amongst the many ways current in antiquity of Expressing the relationship existing between God and man (Creator, King, Lord, Husband, Father), two were derived from human relationships of the family life-God is the Husband or Bridegroom of His people, or He is their Father. -It is natural that we should find in this writer, who was the champion and protagonist of the movement for the extension of Christianity to the Gentiles, the most unrestricted Expression in the NT of the sonship of mankind as related to God. The words of Ephesians 4:6 ‘one God and Father of all’ will then be naturally interpreted of this universal Fatherhood of God, It is, however, natural enough that in a Christian writer this conception of the universal Fatherhood of God should find little emphasis, and that it should be of infrequent occurrence, for the conception of sonship was wanted to Express a closer and more vital relationship than that between God and unredeemed humanity. To Express the process by which the Christian becomes a son of God, St. -In this literature the terms ‘the Father,’ ‘the Son’ are most characteristically used to Express the relationship between God and the Word of God incarnate in Jesus Christ. The idea of sonship finds little Expression in the remaining books of the NT. ...
If we now try to summarize the teaching of the Apostolic Age as Expressed in the writings of the NT on the conception of sonship of God, the following appear to be the main lines of thought: (1) There is a recognition of the universal Fatherhood of God, to be seen in the teaching of Christ when once it was detached from a literal Jewish interpretation (cf. But this receives very scanty Expression in the NT (cf
Tongues, Confusion of - " Speech is inherent in man as being the outcome of reflection, the Greeks therefore rightly Express by the same "word" reason and speech, logos , for reason is inward speech and speech is outward reason. ...
Moreover, no sharp line of demarcation separates the three: the isolating are not wholly so, the agglutinative as the Finnish and Turkish are sometimes inflecting, the inflecting as Hebrew is often agglutinative and has separate particles to Express relations; the Indo European (inflecting) appends to its substantival stems suffixes of case and number; the Ural Altaian (agglutinative) adds governing particles, rendering them post positional instead of prepositional; the Semitic Expresses grammatical variations by vowel changes within the root, the Indo European by affixes without. The steppes of central Asia have always been the home of the agglutinative, the nomadic life Expressing itself naturally in giving prominent distinctness to the leading idea in each word, thereby giving ready communication between families which associate only at intervals; the inflecting tongues on the other hand Express higher social cultivation. The genitive in Hebrew is also Expressed by a relative and a preposition before the noun; really the prefixes or affixes in other tongues marking the genitive are more connected with the governing than with the governed word, and are resolvable into relative or personal pronouns which connect the two words. Amidst the varieties, traces of unity appear in the original material, in the stages of formation, and in the general grammatical Expression
Septuagint - Thus, they Express the creation of the world, not by the proper Greek word κτισις , but by γενεσις , a term employed by the philosophers of Alexandria to Express the origin of the universe. The best qualified and most able among them was the translator of the Pentateuch, who was evidently master of both Greek and Hebrew: he has religiously followed the Hebrew text, and has in various instances introduced the most suitable and best chosen Expressions. Next to the Pentateuch, for ability and fidelity of execution, ranks the translation of the book of Proverbs, the author of which was well skilled in the two languages: Michaelis is of opinion that, of all the books of the Septuagint, the style of the Proverbs is the best, the translator having clothed the most ingenious thoughts in as neat and elegant language as was ever used by a Pythagorean sage, to Express his philosophical maxims
Cherub (1) - Whereas pagan sacrificed to appease their God, Bible sacrifices were brought before God Expressing the propitiation which He had already in His gracious purpose made by His Son (Revelation 13:8). The wings Express rapidity in fulfilling God's will. The eyes all over (Ezekiel 10:12) Express manifold and ubiquitous wisdom
Tongues, Gift of - No Express mention is made of any apostle or evangelist preaching in any tongue save Greek or Hebrew (Aramaic). to Express in appropriate language Peter's thought, so that the gift of tongues cannot have been in Papias' view a continuous gift with that apostle. Yet he might edify himself (1 Corinthians 14:4) with a tongue which to bystanders seemed a madman's ravings, but to himself was the Expression of ecstatic adoration
Theophilanthropists - ...
It is he that has engraven it in the heart of the first human beings, in ours, in that of all the inhabitants of the earth; this religion, which consists in worshipping God and cherishing our kind, is what we Express by one single word, that of Theophilanthrophy
Teach - ” Found in all periods of the Hebrew language, this root is also found in ancient Ugaritic with the sense of “to shoot”; modern Hebrew uses the word to Express the firing of a gun. ” This basic meaning, “to throw or cast,” is Expressed in “casting” lots ( Expressed in Image - This is shown by the fact that in Genesis 1:27 the word ‘image’ alone is employed to Express the total idea, and in Genesis 5:1 the word ‘likeness. The Expression recurs in Genesis 9:6 , and again repeatedly in the NT ( 1 Corinthians 11:7 , Colossians 3:10 ; cf. 2 Corinthians 4:4 ) connects itself with the doctrine of the Trinity, and finds Expression in various forms in the NT, notably in Hebrews 1:3 ‘who being the effulgence of his glory and the very image of his substance
Dreams - Both Jeremiah and Zechariah spoke against relying on dreams to Express the revelation of God
Anger - ...
The Anger of God Unlike pagan gods, whose tirades reflect the fickleness of their human creators, Yahweh "expresses his wrath every day" because he is a righteous judge ( Psalm 7:11 ). But his wrath will be fully Expressed on the dies irae, the day of wrath at the end of the age, when all wrongs will be punished (Zephaniah 1:14-18 ). In contrast with our modern emphasis on the constructive uses of anger, Proverbs urges us to think carefully before Expressing anger (12:16; 14:29; 19:11), to be patient (16:32), and to show restraint (29:11). But Jesus the God-Man gives us the best example of how to Express righteous anger (Matthew 23:1-36 ; Mark 3:5 ; 11:15-17 ; John 2:13-17 )
Joy - Unexpected benefits from God are Expressed in terms of common experiences. The psalms Express the joyous mood of believers as they encounter God. Spiritual joys are Expressed by the metaphors of feasting, marriage, victory in military endeavors, and successful financial undertakings. Joy Expresses the relationship between the apostle and his congregations and an opportunity for thanksgiving (Romans 15:32 ; Philippians 2:28 ), with each rejoicing in the other
A - Opposed to this letter were U R, uti rogas, be it as you desire - the words used to Express assent to a proposition. - In the English phraseology "a landlord as a hundred a year," " the sum amounted to ten dollars a man," a is merely the adjective one, and this mode of Expression is idiomatic a hundred in a year ten dollars to a man
Basilius of Ancyra, Bishop of Ancyra - 350, the Eusebians were again in the ascendant, through the powerful patronage of Constantius, and Basil was replaced in his see by the Express order of the emperor (Socr
Get - Get differs from acquire, as it does not always Express permanence of possession, which is the appropriate sense of acquire. But this mode of Expression can hardly be deemed elegant
Ostrich - Feminine to Express the species
Cassianus, Julius, a Heretical Teacher - Cassian quoted Is 56:3 Mat_19:12 and probably several other passages which are discussed by Clement without Express mention that they had been used by Cassian
Titus - It may be considered as some confirmation of that opinion, that there is a great similarity between the sentiments and Expressions of this epistle and of the First Epistle to Timothy, which was written in that year. Paul, after his usual salutation, intimates that he was appointed an apostle by the Express command of God, and reminds Titus of the reason of his being left in Crete; he describes the qualifications necessary for bishops, and cautions him against persons of bad principles, especially Judaizing teachers, whom he directs Titus to reprove with severity; he informs him what instructions he should give to people in different situations of life, and exhorts him to be exemplary in his own conduct; he points out the pure and practical nature of the Gospel, and enumerates some particular virtues which he was to inculcate, avoiding foolish questions and frivolous disputes; he instructs him how he is to behave toward heretics, and concludes with salutations
Inn - " The Scriptures use two words to Express a caravanserai, in both instances translated inn: "There was no room for them in the inn," καταλυματι , Luke 2:7 ; the place of untying, that is, of beasts for rest
Name - , of everything that the "name" covers: (a) of the "Name" of God as Expressing His attributes, etc. ...
B — 3: προσαγορεύω (Strong's #4316 — Verb — prosagoreuo — pros-ag-or-yoo'-o ) primarily denotes "to address, greet, salute;" hence, "to call by name," Hebrews 5:10 , RV, "named (of God a High Priest)" (AV, "called"), Expressing the formal ascription of the title to Him whose it is; "called" does not adequately Express the significance
Hear, Hearing - , Matthew 11:15 ; Mark 4;23 ; (b) transitively when the object is Expressed, sometimes in the accusative case, sometimes in the genitive. 1), is used in Acts 16:25 , "(the prisoners) were listening to (them)," RV, Expressive of rapt attention. 1, denotes (a) "the sense of hearing," 1 Corinthians 12:17 ; 2 Peter 2:8 ; a combination of verb and noun is used in phrases which have been termed Hebraic as they Express somewhat literally an OT phraseology, e. , "By hearing ye shall hear," Matthew 13:14 ; Acts 28:26 , RV, a mode of Expression conveying emphasis; (b) "the organ of hearing," Mark 7:35 , "ears;" Luke 7:1 , RV, "ears," for AV, "audience;" Acts 17:20 ; 2 Timothy 4:3,4 ; Hebrews 5:11 , "dull of hearing," lit
Giving - They are answerable to him for the way they use these things, and by giving a portion back to him they Express their thanks and worship. It must be costly to the offerer personally if it is to be a genuine Expression of devotion (Genesis 4:3-4; Genesis 28:20-22; 2 Samuel 24:24; Malachi 1:8; Philippians 4:18; see SACRIFICE). The offering of tithes by Israelites was regulated, but it could still be an Expression of the offerers’ devotion. Israelites further Expressed their devotion by making voluntary contributions in addition to the compulsory tithes (Numbers 29:39; Nehemiah 12:44; see TITHES)
Paradox - (1) Truth may be Expressed in a way to shock opinion from its dogmatic slumber. (3) But sometimes the most adequate Expression of a truth that we can reach still retains its paradoxical character in spite of time and familiarity, owing to the conflict of the conceptions united in its Expression. In short, Jesus would naturally avoid Expressions which could be taken quite literally (Matthew 5:38-41; Matthew 18:21-22; Matthew 6:34; Matthew 25:1-13). Finally, there is the important class in which opposite and apparently conflicting aspects of truth, life, and duty are Expressed in a form which does not completely harmonize them. Here are the profoundest truths, and yet the most paradoxical, for they are Expressed through ideas that are partially contradictory to one another. We believe that if we could apprehend the whole truth, if we could understand through and through the whole meaning and purpose of creation, we could Express these truths in a manner that would not shock our reason
Profession - Several words are used in Acts and the Epistles to Express avowal, professing, or confessing. It fitly Expresses the condition necessary for joining the company or society of those who believed in Jesus Christ
Obedience - ’...
It is this obedience not merely to the Express commands of God, but to whatever is understood to be His will, which constitutes true Christian obedience, which is an obedience from the heart (Romans 6:17), an obedience even of the thoughts (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Unbelief - Both words, ἀπιστία and ἀπείθεια, are derived from the same root and Express the intimate connexion that is found between faith and life. An example of this phase may be found in the Corinthian church, where many failed to believe in the resurrection of the dead and were not slow to Express openly their unbelief
Hymns - We possess also some fragments embedded in NT writings, which show how they were used to Express religious emotion both in public and in private. The rest Express generally the praise which the Church offers to God and to Christ
Duty - is δφειλω, a verb which is twice used in Jn (13:14, 19:7) to Express the idea of oughtness or moral obligation (EV ‘ought’). more commonly Expressed by δεῖ. ...
Moreover, if the moral ideal is Expressed as a code of rules of action, morality tends to become no more than the rigid observance of ceremonies that characterized the Pharisee. We do not deny that character must Express itself in action; that charity without works is a contradiction; that the good will cannot be formed save by doing good. It is often said that the Second Commandment, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,’ is an adequate Expression of the ultimate principle of morality
Aeon - ’ It Expresses a time-concept, and under all uses of the word that concept remains in a more or less definite degree. It Expresses the idea of long or indefinite past time, ἀπʼ αἰῶνος, ‘since the world began’ (English Version ; Luke 1:70, Acts 3:21; Acts 15:18; cf. In these instances, the phrases Express what we mean when, speaking generally and indefinitely of time past, we say ‘from of old’ or ‘from the most ancient time. passim) indicates the effort of Christian faith to give Expression to its larger conception of the ‘ages’ as extending to the limits of human thought, by duplicating arid reduplicating the original word. The plural αἰῶνες Expresses the time-idea as consisting of or embracing many ages-aeons, periods of vast extent-‘from all ages’ (Revised Version , Ephesians 3:9), ‘the ages to come’ (Ephesians 2:7, etc. It is unfortunate that there is no word in English which exactly Expresses this meaning. We have no term to Express it exactly, but our phrase ‘the spirit of the age’ comes very near to what is required. Dalman apparently doubts whether Jesus used the term Himself, but says: ‘The currency of the Expressions “this age,” “the future age,” is at all events established by the end of the first Christian century. ’ He makes the reservation that ‘for that period the Expressions characterised the language of the learned rather than that of the people’ (ib
Maxentius, Joannes, Presbyter And Archimandrite - of Ruspe, in his well-known de Incarnatione et Gratis Domini nostri Jesu Christi , in which the exiled bishops Express their hearty approval of the confession of faith which the appeal contained (Fulgent. They acknowledge the receipt of the letter of Maxentius and his brethren, and say they rejoice that they "hold a right opinion on the grace of God, by whose light the free will of the human mind is illuminated, and by whose aid it is controlled," and Express sorrow that any should question the Catholic faith on the point (c
Satan (2) - Of a malignant enemy of God and His cause, a personal spirit of evil called Satan, there is no Express mention in the OT. Similarly the deception of the ‘lying spirit’ who lured Ahab to his destruction (1 Kings 22:19-23) is said to have had the Express sanction of God. ...
In the recorded utterances of Jesus, in His Express teaching, allusions are clearly made to the power and activity of Satan as a personal being, and the great Adversary of God and man. ...
Again, when the Seventy Expressed their joy at the success of their mission, and exclaimed, ‘Lord, even the demons are subject unto us,’ Jesus replied, ‘I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven,’ and went on to say, ‘Behold, I give you power to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy’ (Luke 10:17-19). ...
Once more, in Christ’s discourse on the Last Judgment, it is Expressly stated that the everlasting punishment to which the unfaithful are condemned was ‘prepared for the devil and his angels’ (Matthew 25:41), a passage which well illustrates the manner in which, in the Synoptic Gospels, Jesus is consistently represented as alluding to Satan and his power and kingdom
Gestures - Johnson defines ‘gesture’ as (1) ‘action or posture Expressive of sentiment’; (2) ‘movement of the body. Christ uses gestures to emphasize His words, or as an Expression of emotion. We cannot put under this head the hand outstretched in Matthew 14:31; Matthew 26:23, as there it does not Express emotion; but we may compare with the above gesture the hands outstretched in prayer (1 Kings 8:22, Psalms 28:2; Psalms 134:2, 1 Timothy 2:8). The glance to emphasize truth must also be understood where we Expressly read of Jesus’ ‘turning’ to those whom He is addressing (Mark 8:33, Luke 7:9; Luke 9:55 etc. Nevertheless, the usual standing to pray would not preclude the gesture of prostration at intervals to Express special devotion, as is the case to this day among all Eastern Christians. (f) We read of gestures Expressing grief. —To an Oriental people, gesture is almost as natural a method of Expressing the meaning as speech. But we find such Expressive gestures as shaking off the dust (Mark 6:11 and || Mt. The kindred idea of washing the hands to Express innocency (i
Christ - The Scriptures are Express and clear, in a great variety of instances, in proof of his eternal power and GODHEAD, being "one with the Father over all, God blessed for ever. (Ephesians 1:10; Eph 1:22-23)...
Read, in this point of view, the whole chapter is as plain and intelligible as words can render it: "Who being the brightness of his Father's glory, and the Express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high," etc. ...
The Express Image of the Father's person, Hebrews 1:3
Amazement - —The interest of this word to students of the Gospels is twofold, and arises out of its employment, on the one hand, as one of the terms used to Express the effect upon the people of our Lord’s supernatural manifestation, and on the other, in one unique instance, to describe an emotion which tore the heart of the God-man Himself. These spectators are often Expressly declared to have been numerous: they are described as ‘the multitudes’ or ‘all the multitudes,’ ‘all the people of the country,’ or quite generally, when not a single occasion but a summary of many is in question, ‘great multitudes’ (Matthew 9:8 || Luke 5:26; Matthew 7:28; Matthew 12:23, Luke 11:14; Luke 8:35 || Mark 5:15; Mark 8:20; Matthew 9:33; Matthew 15:31, Mark 9:15, John 7:15, Mark 11:18, Matthew 22:33). ...
The several terms employed by the Evangelists to describe the impression on the people of these supernatural manifestations, Express the feelings natural to man in the presence of the supernatural. ...
Θαυμάζω is a broad term, primarily Expressing the complete engagement of the mind with an object which seizes so powerfully upon the attention as to compel exclusive occupation with it. ...
This latter term gives Expression to the sense of mental helplessness which oppresses us on the occurrence of an unanticipated and astonishing phenomenon. In the Evangelical passages now before us, on the other hand, the higher senses come forward, and the idea Expressed lies near to ‘awe,’ and the term comes thus into close synonymy with φοβέομαι. ...
When this ‘surprise’ rises to its height, however, especially if it is informed with alarm, the appropriate term to Express it would seem to be ἑκτλήσσομαι, although this term is used so frequently for purely intellectual effects arising from intellectual causes, that it falls readily into the sense of pure ‘astonishment. ...
The same fundamental emotion of fear which finds its most natural Expression in φοβέομαι is more rarely given Expression also in such terms as ταράσσω, the basal implication of which is ‘agitation,’ ‘perturbation,’ passing on into the ‘disquietude,’ on the one side, of that ‘troubled worry’ the extreme of which is Expressed by ἀδημονέω, and on the other into that terrified ‘consternation’ which finds its extreme Expression in πτοέομαι (Luke 24:37): or as τρέυω, which in its application to the trembling of the mind—to mental ‘shivering’—draws near to the notions of ‘anxiety’ and ‘horror
Plan - The absolute faith in God which finds its highest Expression in that prayer was at all times the chief motive in the life of Jesus. No other form was possible, under Jewish modes of thought, by which He might Express to Himself His own relation to the Kingdom. That this was the Express purpose of His journey to Jerusalem is indicated in the two symbolic acts by which He marked His arrival—the solemn entrance in fulfilment of an unmistakable prophecy (Zechariah 9:9), and the cleansing of the Temple by right of His Messianic prerogative. The inward purpose of Jesus, if not His Express commandment, is rightly summed up in the closing words of St
Tribes - ’ But just as the term ‘Israel’ came to be employed in a spiritual and Christian sense as the true people of God, so the Expression ‘twelve tribes’ is used to signify Christian believers generally. The OT imagery of the sealing is used to Express the thought that God’s faithful people are numbered and protected on earth to the last individual, while the subsequent vision (Revelation 7:9-17) points to their glory in heaven
do, Done - , to adopt a way of Expressing by act the thoughts and feelings. (3) In Acts 15:36 , echo, "to have, to hold," sometimes used to Express the condition in which a person is, how he is faring, is translated "(how) they do," AV; RV, "how they fare
Ass - It turned aside at the sight of the angel; but he, after God's Express prohibition, wished to go for gain, a dumb beast forbidding an inspired prophet! The brute's instinctive obedience rebukes the gifted seer's self willed disobedience
Thirst - And although he seems to connect the Expression with the fulfilment of Messianic prophecy (cf. ...
Following the example of OT thinkers, Jesus employed the idea embodied in the word ‘thirst’ to Express the conscious needs of the human soul for something higher and more satisfying than it could discover in its earthly experiences (cf
Passion - As to the regulation of the passions: to know whether they are under due restraints, and directed to proper objects, we must inquire whether they influence our opinions; run before the understanding; engaged in trifling, and neglectful of important objects; Express themselves in an indecent manner; and whether they disorder our conduct
Voice - ...
In the NT φωνή θεοῦ, ‘the voice of God,’ which is equivalent to the command of God, is an Expression found in Hebrews 3:7; Hebrews 3:15; Hebrews 4:7, all passages being quotations from the Septuagint (Psalms 94[2]:7); cf. It is easy to understand how the language of the senses-especially seeing and hearing-came to be metaphorically employed in all religious literatures to Express the spiritual apprehension of the Divine and the Infinite
Soul - Emotions are Expressed by nepes [ Isaiah 1:14 ), grief (Jeremiah 13:17 ), joy and exultation, disquietude (Psalm 42:5 ), and unhappiness (1 Samuel 1:15 ). ...
Psyche can Express emotions such as grief ( Matthew 26:38 , ; Mark 14:34 ), anguish (John 12:27 ), exultation (Luke 1:46 ), and pleasure (Matthew 12:18 )
Spirit Spiritual - And the Apostle had so keen a sense of the difference between the unregenerate and the regenerate condition, and of man’s fallen and sinful estate as affecting his whole nature, that he found it necessary to Express the contrast in a way which would make it plain that the soul as well as the body is subject to the dominance of sin
Fire - But no Express law forbade burning incense by ordinary fire, except the incense burned by the high priest in entering the holiest place on the day of atonement (Leviticus 16:12), and probably the rule was hence taken as to the daily incense offering
Root - ...
Isaiah 11:10 (a) The term is used to Express the fact that this root which is a type of the Lord JESUS existed before the human JESUS, in the eternal ages, and that Jesse came from CHRIST, the root. ...
Luke 3:9 (b) It probably Expresses the Lord's will and desire for Christians to obliterate and to remove all those hidden evils in the life which would prevent fruit bearing
Feet (2) - It is employed in phrases which Express worthlessness (‘to be trodden under foot,’ Matthew 5:13), supplication (‘fell at his feet,’ Mark 5:22; Mark 7:25), great honour or reverence (Luke 7:38-46 the woman who kissed Jesus’ feet; John 11:2 Mary; Matthew 28:9 ‘held him by the feet’), ignorant or blasphemous contempt (Matthew Mat_7:6 ‘trample under foot’), righteous condemnation or rejection (Matthew 10:14 ‘shake dust off feet’), salvation through sacrifice (Matthew 18:8 || Mark 9:45 cutting off hand or foot), discipleship (Luke 8:35 cured demoniac sitting at Jesus’ feet; Luke 10:39 Mary), helplessness (John 13:5-140 ‘bind hand and foot’), complete triumph (Matthew 22:44, Mark 12:36 || Luke 20:43 enemies of Messianic King put under His feet), absolute safety (Matthew 4:6 || Luke 4:11 ‘lest thou dash thy foot against a stone’), subjection (Matthew 5:35 earth the footstool of God’s feet)
Stone - ...
Revelation 2:17 (b) Since the Scripture says that no man knows what this represents, we can hardly dare to Express an opinion
Ammi - ...
I do not presume to decide positively upon the subject, yet I venture to believe, that the words themselves were meant to Express somewhat of peculiar tenderness. ...
If the reader be led to consider the subject in this point of view, the Expressions of Ammi and Ruhamah, with all the doctrine connected with both, become interesting and tender beyond all imagination
Peace - Yet, both uses are essentially the same, as they Express the root meaning of “to be whole. In Hebrew it finds Expression in the phrase beshâlôm (“in peace”): “I will both lay me down in peace [4], and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety” ( Expression in speech: “Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably [5] to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait” ( Eleutherus, Bishop of Rome - But the letters of the martyrs to Eleutherus do not appear, from Eusebius, to have had any different purport from those sent also to the churches of Asia and Phrygia, nor does their object seem to have been to seek a judgment, but rather to Express one, in virtue, we may suppose, of the weight carried in those days by the utterances of martyrs
Day of the Lord - The spirit of antichrist, which has always been in the world, will Express itself in a final great rebellion against God
Meletius, Bishop of Lycopolis - Athanasius and Socrates affirm indeed that the degradation of Meletius was specially due to his having "denied the faith during persecution and sacrificed"; but in this they probably Express only the popular belief which could not otherwise explain why orthodox bishops were imprisoned and martyred, while Meletius passed through the length and breadth of the land unhindered
Trinity - Theological term used to define God as an undivided unity Expressed in the threefold nature of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The Trinity is a biblical concept that Expresses the dynamic character of God, not a Greek idea pressed into Scripture from philosophical or religious speculation. As a fresh Expression of God, the concept of the Trinity—rooted in the God of the past and consistent with the God of the past—absorbs the idea of the God of the past, but goes beyond the God of the past in a more personal encounter. ...
All of these passages are embryonic efforts by the early church to Express its awareness of the Trinity. The consistent trinitarian Expression is not a formulation of the doctrine, as such, but reveals an experiencing of God's persistent self-revelation. ...
In the postbiblical era, the Christian church tried to Express its doctrine in terms that were philosophically acceptable and logically coherent
Preach, Proclaim - Mark (1:38) uses the term to Express the purpose of Jesus' departure from Capernaum. However, Luke's Expression of "news" (logos [5:15) enhances the understanding of "proclaim" as viewed by the inspired writer Luke. The content of gospel is explicit in both Matthew and Mark, and both Express clearly Jesus' worldwide public proclamation
Amen - aminun = ‘secure’]'>[1]) was intended to Express certainty. To Express emphasis, in accordance with Hebrew practice the word was often doubled, as in the solemn oath of Numbers 5:22 (cf. He plainly Expressed His dislike for oaths (Matthew 5:34), and in Dalman’s view (Words of Jesus, 229)-and no one is better qualified to speak on the subject-He found here the word He needed to give the assurance which usually came from an oath
Holy Spirit - ...
God's Spirit can be Expressed as an impersonal force, or it can manifest itself in individuals. Ezekiel and Isaiah Express the idea of the Spirit more than any other Old Testament source
Urim And Thummim - This rendering or rather, taking the words as abstract plurals, ‘Light and Perfection’ seems to reflect the views of the late Jewish scholars to whom we owe the present vocalization of the OT text; but the oldest reference to the sacred lot suggests that the words Express two sharply contrasted ideas. ) The early narratives above cited show that the manipulation of the sacred lot was a special prerogative of the priests, as is Expressly stated in Deuteronomy 33:8 (cf
Deliver - All Acts of deliverance are totally his initiative and Express his mercy and his love (Psalm 51:1 ; 71:2 ; 86:13 )
Sabbath - We have no Express law declaring the change
Darius - "...
The Jews so counted on his sympathy as not to wait for his Express edict
Above And Below - Like all similar Expressions (ascent, descent, etc. But these wider views of the Universe should help us to realize that all language involving conceptions of time and space is utterly inadequate to Express spiritual realities
Resurrection - Many of the songs, however, Express a hope that communion with God, begun on earth, will have no end (as in Psalm 16:11 ; Psalm 49:15 ; Psalm 73:24 ). These Expressions of hope in God may not suggest a doctrine of resurrection from the dead. So pointed is the prophetic Expression of national hope that the New Testament writers sometimes used the language of the prophets to expound the doctrine of resurrection (compare Hosea 13:14 ; 1 Corinthians 15:55 )
Body - The body becomes the Expression of the soul. The voice articulates prayer, raised hands Express praise, bowing low reflects humble adoration and worship. Through the indwelling of the Spirit, the body becomes the place of kingdom Expression in this present age
Soul - The breathing organs and the breath blown out from them also Express individual life in animals as well as human beings (Job 11:20 ; Job 41:21 ; Acts 20:10 ). It is always the powerful soul as an Expression of the entire personality (Psalm 33:20 ). In the command to love (Deuteronomy 6:5 ; Mark 12:30 ), the soul stands next to other Expressions for the human being to emphasize the emotional energy and willpower of the human being all rolled into one. The popular Expression used today “to save our souls” goes back to this biblical way of thinking (1 Peter 3:20 ). At times, soul simply replaces a preposition such as the Expression “let my soul live,” which means “let me live” (1 Kings 20:32 ). It is even possible for all the nuances of meaning to sound forth together in the same Expression
Head - And we use the singular number to Express many
Beam And Mote - The figures chosen Express the contrast in a very emphatic way, pushing it, indeed, to the verge of absurdity, to suggest the essential folly of the unbrotherly and insincere faultfinder
Maronites - ...
Mosheim observes, that the subjection of the Maronites to the spiritual jurisdiction of the Roman pontiff was agreed to with this Express condition; that neither the popes nor their emissaries should pretend to change or abolish any thing that related to the ancient rites, moral precepts, or religious opinions of this people: so that in reality there is nothing to be found among the Maronites that savours of popery, if we except their attachment to the Roman pontiff, who is obliged to pay very dear for their friendship
Anthropomorphism - Idolaters Express their religious longings by projecting their ideals onto their gods. The highest Expressions of its faith affirmed that God is Spirit—holy, eternal, and transcendent. Israel received God's revelation and Expressed its faith in this personal God who had chosen them. Its religious Expressions also were drawn from life (and especially from personal relationships); but the form of God was preserved in mystery, and His character was revealed rather than conceived
Kill - ” Expressing “slaying” for sacrifice is the most frequent use of shâchaṭ (51 times); and as might be expected, the word is found some 30 times in the Book of Leviticus alone. ” This term is commonly used in modern Hebrew in its verb and noun forms to Express the idea of “killing, slaughter. The psalmist, too, metaphorically Expresses the deprivation of the rights of helpless murder victims: “They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless” ( Abide, Abode - have sumparameno), to Express his confidence that he will "abide," and "continue to abide," with the saints
Pleroma - The same idea is Expressed in the phrase ‘the fulness of the seasons’ ( Ephesians 1:10 RVm Natural - ‘An organism fitted to be the seat of mind, to Express emotion, to carry out the behests of will is already in process of being adapted for a still nobler ministry
Trinity - The intellectual conception and Expression of these distinctions probably concerned only comparatively few of the early believers, but nevertheless all of them had in their lives an experience of definite action and blessing which could only have been from above, and which no difficulty of intellectual correlation or of theological co-ordination with former teachings could invalidate and destroy. The elements of the plan of redemption thus find their root, foundation, and spring in the nature of the Godhead; and the obvious reason why these distinctions which we Express by the terms ‘Person’ and ‘Trinity’ were not revealed earlier than NT times is that not until then was redemption accomplished. ‘Incarnation,’ it Expresses in technical language the truth about the Godhead which is found implicitly in the NT. The real question is whether it is true, and whether it is fairly Expressive of the Bible truth. It is intended to Express and safeguard that real and essential unity of the Godhead which is at the root of the distinctions of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We intend by the term ‘Person’ to Express those real distinctions of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit which are found amid the oneness of the Godhead, distinctions which are no mere temporary manifestations of Deity, but essential and permanent elements within the Divine unity. It was regarded as a revelation by the men who shaped its intellectual Expression; and it was only in the process … of that Expression that its congruity with human psychology came out; that psychology in fact being distinctly developed in the effort to give it utterance
Word - It also signifies what is written in the sacred books of the Old and New Testament, Luke 11:28 ; James 1:22 ; the divine law which teaches and commands good things, and forbids evil, Psalms 119:101 ; and is used to Express every promise of God, Psalms 119:25 , &c, and prophecy or vision, Isaiah 2:1 . John the evangelist, more Expressly than any other, has opened to us the mystery of the Word of God, when he tells us, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. That it was for the purpose of establishing an Express opinion, as to the personal character of him it is used to designate, is made more than probable from the predominant character of the whole Gospel, which is more copiously doctrinal, and contains a record more full of what Jesus "said" than the others. But as it is distinguished by a beautiful simplicity, which adds very much to their credit as historians, they have not, with the exception of a few incidental Expressions, formally stated the conclusion that Jesus was more than man; but have left the Christian world to draw it for themselves from the facts narrated, or to receive it by the teaching and the writings of the Apostles. Is it possible, therefore, that he should have used the term without some Express allusion to these prevailing opinions? Had he contradicted them all, it would, of course, have been a plain proof, that they were all equally fabulous and fanciful; but by adopting the term, he certainly meant to show, that the error did not consist in believing that there was a Logos, or Word of God, but in thinking amiss of it. John and others of the sacred writers Expressing themselves in terms not only familiar to the Jews under the old covenant, but, in such as might tend, by a perfect revelation of the truth, to give instruction to all parties; correcting the errors of the Platonic and oriental systems, and confirming, in the clearest manner, the hopes and expectations of the Jews. Between person and person this may, undoubtedly, be the case; but what species of parallel can exist between man and an attribute? Nor will the difficulty be obviated by suggesting, that wisdom here means not the attribute itself, but him whom that attribute inspired, the man Jesus Christ, because the name of our Saviour has not yet been mentioned; because that rule of interpretation must be inadmissible, which at one time would explain the term Logos by an attribute, at another by a man, as best suits the convenience of hypothesis; and because, if it be, in this instance, conceived to indicate our Saviour, it must follow, that our Saviour created the world, (which the Unitarians will by no means admit,) for the Logos, who was that which John the Baptist was not, the true Light, is Expressly declared to have made the world. Secondly, he is Expressly called God; and, thirdly, he is as explicitly said to be the Creator of all things
Mercy, Merciful - A wide vocabulary is employed in the original languages to Express these concepts, and an even wider vocabulary is found in English translations. This sense of a mother's compassion for her child is found in 1 Kings 3:26 , and a similar Expression describes Joseph's feelings for his brother in Genesis 43:30 . God's mercy is never just a feeling but is Expressed by His action: providing for Israel in the wilderness (Luke 10:36-37 ; Isaiah 49:10 ) and delivering her from enemies (Psalm 69:16-21 ; Psalm 79:8-11 ; Isaiah 30:18 ; Jeremiah 42:11-12 ). Also like racham , it Expresses itself in action: Rahab delivered the spies; Jonathan protected David from Saul. Since one can scarcely meet a need of God, this covenantal aspect of mercy was Expressed in God's requirement to show mercy to others. This is often Expressed in the set phrase, “for the Lord is good, his mercy (chesed) is everlasting” or “his mercy endureth forever” (Psalm 100:5 ; Psalm 106:1 ; Psalm 107:1 ; Psalm 118:1 ; 1 Chronicles 16:34 ; 2 Chronicles 5:13 ; 2 Chronicles 7:3 ; Ezra 3:11 ; Jeremiah 33:11 ; compare Psalm 118:2-4 ; Isaiah 54:10 ). ...
Mercy in the New Testament Three word families Express the idea of mercy in the New Testament
Name, Names - At the same time, it must be admitted that animal-names were in many instances bestowed as terms of endearment, or as Expressions of a wish that the child might have swiftness, strength, gracefulness, or whatever might be the creature’s peculiar quality. They were meant to Express the religious sentiments of the Chronicler and those like-minded. ’ These phenomena differ from the Shear-jashub and Maher-shalal-hash-baz of Isaiah, in that the latter were formed for the Express purpose of symbolical prediction
Propitiation - All this is Expressed in most explicit terms in the following passages: "And he is the propitiation for our sins," 1 John 2:2 . Both are from the verb ιλασκω , so often used by Greek writers to Express the action of a person who, in some appointed way, turned away the wrath of a deity; and therefore cannot bear the sense which Socinus would put upon it,—the destruction of sin. The word ιλαστηριον is used in the Septuagint version, and in the Epistle to the Hebrews, to Express the mercy seat or covering of the ark. But so little is to be gained by taking it in this sense in this passage, that this rendering is adopted by several orthodox commentators as Expressing, by a figure, or rather by emphatically supplying a type to the antitype,—the doctrine of our Lord's atonement. " But when we look at the future state of the wicked as represented in Scripture, though it is Expressed generally, and surrounded with the mystery of a place, and a condition of being, unknown to us in the present state, all evils which history has crowded into the lot of man appear insignificant in comparison of banishment from God, separation from good men, public condemnation, torment, of spirit, "weeping, wailing, and gnashing, of teeth," "everlasting destruction," "everlasting fire
Manasseh - Psalm 497377140,73,77,140 , and 141 seem to Express the feelings of the pious amid the fiery trials of this great persecution
Behmenists - At length, seriously considering within himself that speech of our Saviour, My Father which is in heaven will give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him, he was thereby thoroughly awakened in himself, and set forward to desire that promised Comforter; and, continuing in that earnestness, he was at last, to us his own Expression, "surrounded with a divine light for seven days, and stood in the highest contemplation and kingdom of joys!" ...
After this, about the year 1600, he was again surrounded by the divine light, and replenished with the heavenly knowledge; insomuch as, going abroad into the fields, and viewing the herbs and grass, by his inward light he saw into their essences, use, and properties, which were discovered to him by their lineaments, figures, and signatures. His conceptions are often clothed under allegorical symbols; and in his latter works he had frequently adopted chemical and Latin phrases to Express his ideas, which phrases he borrowed from conversation with learned men, the education he had received being too illiterate to furnish him with them: but as to the matter contained in his writings, he disclaimed having borrowed it either from men or books
Remnant - Several Hebrew words Express the remnant idea: yether , “that which is left over”; she' ar , “that which remains”; she' rith , “residue”; pelitah , “one who escapes”; sar id, “a survivor”; and, sheruth , “one loosed from bonds
Devil, Satan, Evil, Demonic - He acts, however, with the Express permission of God and keeps within the limits which God has fixed for him (Job 1:12 ; Job 2:6 )
Primacy - If so illustrious an office was instituted by our Saviour, it is strange, that no where in the evangelical or apostolical history there should be any Express mention of that institution
Branch - He is the Express image of the beauty of the unseen GOD
Captain - In both cases the term ‘Captain’ may be unsuitable, since it is apt to suggest military images which had no place in the writer’s mind; but ‘leader,’ at all events, should be retained, since the idea of leadership and not of authorship seems best to Express his purpose (see Bruce, Expositor, 3rd ser
Alexander, Bishop of Hierapolis Euphratensis - Cyril was well content to Express his adherence to the Nicene Creed, but felt it unreasonable that he should be required to abandon all he had written on the Nestorian controversy (Labbe, iii. John Expressed great unwillingness to take any steps towards the deprivation of his former friend
Arminians - Arminius had been educated in the opinions of Calvin; but, thinking the doctrine of that great man with regard to free will, predestination, and grace, too severe, he began to Express his doubts concerning them in the year 1591; and, upon farther enquiry, adopted the sentiments of those whose religious system extends the love of the Supreme Being and the merits of Jesus Christ to all mankind
Go Down - This verb may also be used to Express coming down from the top of a mountain, as Moses did when he “descended” from Sinai ( Greek Language - The style of the New Testament has a considerable affinity with that of the Septuagint version which was executed at Alexandria, although it approaches somewhat nearer to the idiom of the Greek language; but the peculiarities of the Hebrew phraseology are discernible throughout: the language of the New Testament being formed by a mixture of oriental idioms and Expressions with those which are properly Greek. It should farther be noticed, that there occur in the New Testament words that Express both doctrines and practices which were utterly unknown to the Greeks; and also words bearing widely different interpretations from those which are ordinarily found in Greek writers. Farther, it was proper that all the apostolical epistles should be written in the Greek language, because the different doctrines of the Gospel being delivered and explained in them, the explanation of these doctrines could with more advantage be compared so as to be better understood, being Expressed in one language, than if, in the different epistles, they had been Expressed in the language of the churches and persons to whom they were sent
Charge, Chargeable - " Used of men it signifies "to fret, to be painfully moved;" then, "to Express indignation against;" hence, "to rebuke sternly, to charge strictly," Matthew 9:30 ; Mark 1:43 ; it is rendered "murmured against" in Mark 14:5 ; "groaned" in John 11:33 ; "groaning" in John 11:38
Proterius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria - 30), were assembled in synod; and the chief laymen of Alexandria came as usual to Express their mind and assent to the prelate's choice (cf. 24 as Easter Day, and Expressed his belief that all Christians everywhere would "observe one faith, one baptism, and one most sacred paschal solemnity
Redemption - No words provided by the Greek language could convey more distinctly the idea which we commonly Express by the term ‘ransoming. ’ If ‘deliverance’ alone, without implication of the mode of accomplishing it, had been what was intended to be Expressed, the simple forms λύειν, λύσις, λυτήρ or some of their strengthened prepositional compounds lay at hand. But it was already in use to Express the apostolic conception of the function of our Lord as Saviour. He speaks of giving His life as a ‘ransom,’ using the most exact word the Greek language affords (λύτρον) to Express the price paid to secure the release of prisoners, the manumission of slaves (see A. That is Expressed in Galatians 1:4 thus: ‘That he might deliver us out of this present evil world. ’ It is Expressed here thus: ‘That he might ransom us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous of good works. ’ The two statements have fundamentally the same content, Expressed, however, in the one case negatively, and in the other positively. The concept of ransom intrinsic in Christ’s giving Himself for us is here Expressly carried over to the ultimate effects, our deliverance from all iniquity, and our purification for Christ, ‘so that,’ as B. The two modes of representation Express a single fact. The effect of the sacrificial shedding of Christ’s blood is here Expressed in terms of ransoming. ‘The genitive Expresses in a wide sense the object on which the redemption is exercised (“redemption in the matter of the transgressions,” “transgression-redemption”)’ (B. ...
This representation meets us again, very tersely put, in Ephesians 1:7, of which Colossians 1:14 is a slightly less completely Expressed repetition
Influence - The Pharisees and Herodians only Expressed the general feeling in saying, ‘Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, and carest not for anyone: for thou regardest not the person of men’ (Matthew 22:16). All this, which would have been intolerable from anyone else, was a relief from Him, as it Expressed in words their own feelings (Matthew 7:29). And in the power of that Divine Spirit He began His ministry (Luke 4:18-21), not only teaching men’s minds, but by the ‘finger of God’ (Luke 11:20)—an Expression interpreted by some of the Holy Ghost—casting out devils. It was not the development of mere intellectual gifts which enabled them to communicate with others, but such an enlargement of their own spirits that they felt in touch with the whole world, and in their struggle to Express this rush of sympathy, found a language suitable for each person with whom they came in contact. So afterwards we do not find the gift of tongues a new language, but rather an endeavour to Express the new enlargement of their own spirit. They felt more than they could Express, more sometimes than their minds could recognize (1 Corinthians 14:13)
Reward - ’ This Expression is neutral in meaning, for in Romans 1:27 the allusion is to due recompense of error; in 2 Corinthians 6:13, on the other hand, it is to corresponding enlargement of heart in response to the Apostle’s affection. ...
The normal verb to Express reward, in the sense of equivalent payment, of either good or evil is ἀποδίδωμι. The Same idea is Expressed in Ep. The foregoing investigation has been concerned with the words usually employed by the apostolic writers to Express the idea of requital in general and of reward in particular. The reward may be otherwise Expressed as honour bestowed by the Father (cf. This is Expressed in more figurative fashion in 1 Peter 5:4 as ‘the crown of glory that fadeth not away
Creation - These two narratives, while Expressing the same fundamental religious ideas, differ profoundly in their concrete conceptions of the process of creation. Whether this chaotic matter owed its origin to a prior creative act of God is a question depending on a delicate point of grammatical construction which cannot be adequately explained here; but, looking to the analogy of the Babylonian Creation-story (see below), it seems probable that the chaos is conceived as pre-existent, and that the representation of the chapter falls short of the full dogmatic idea of creation as production out of nothing, an idea first unambiguously Expressed in 2Ma 7:28 The work of creation then proceeds in a series of eight Divine fiats, viz. The idea of man’s superiority to the other creatures is here Expressed by placing his creation, not at the end as in P Sacraments - While, therefore, the Reformers retained the term ‘sacrament’ as a convenient one to Express the general idea that has to be drawn from the characteristics of the acts classed together under this name a term, moreover, that is sanctioned by the usage of the Church from the days of Tertullian they found the distinguishing mark of a sacrament in the fact of its being instituted by Christ Himself and enjoined by Him upon His followers
Heart - In fact, the Hebrew language had no word for conscience, so the word heart was often used to Express this concept: “my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live” (Job 27:6 ). Ephesians 3:17 Expresses the desire that “Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith
Fasting - The cry of the heart in that sinner the prophet Micah speaks of, is the cry of every man's heart, more or less, however differently Expressed in the various languages of the earth. And under the law, excepting the solemn day of atonement, there are no Express precepts on the subject
Kiss - (Psalms 2:12) On the other hand, the prophet represents the worshippers of Baal as commanding this service, in token of absolute submission to this idolatrous worship as Expressed in this single act of kissing. " (Hosea 13:2)...
Besides the actions of kissing to imply the most complete adoration, we find among the orientals the act of kissing the hand, together with the corresponding action of bending the knee, smiting on the thigh, and the like, intended as Expressive altogether of the most implicit subjection and reverence. Hence the spouse in the Canticles, speaking of her soul's desire for the coming and manifestation of Christ in the flesh, with all the blessings connected with that manifestation, sums up her very ardent request in that comprehensive Expression, "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for his love is better than wine. Poor Mary at the feet of Jesus meant to Express all these and more, when she washed his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head, when she kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. (See Luke 7:38) In these kisses she Expressed all that a broken heart could testify of her soul's hope, love, faith, contrition, sorrow, and the like
Heart - The monitions of the conscience are said to proceed from the heart ( Job 27:6 ), and the counterpart of the NT Expression ‘branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron’ ( 1 Timothy 4:2 RV Fast, Fasting - The same formula appears in Ezra 8:21 and Jonah 3:5 , in the last instance initiated by the people of Nineveh as an Expression of their repentance at Jonah's preaching. ...
As a whole, however, fasting appears to be a private matter in the Bible, an Expression of personal devotion linked to three major kinds of crisis in life: lamentation/penitence, mourning, and petition. ...
As an Expression of lamentation and/or penitence, fasting nearly always is associated with weeping (Judges 20:26 ; Esther 4:3 ; Psalm 69:10 ; Joel 2:12 ), confession (1 Samuel 7:6 ; Daniel 9:3 ), and the wearing of sackcloth (1 Kings 21:27 ; Mark 2:18-20 ; Esther 4:3 ; Psalm 69:10 ; Daniel 9:3 ). The theology of fasting, then, is a theology of priorities in which believers are given the opportunity to Express themselves in an undivided and intensive devotion to the Lord and to the concerns of the spiritual life
Tim'Othy - The last recorded words of the apostle Express the earnest hope, repented yet more earnestly, that he might see him once again
Chaldaea - To Express the article it employs an affix instead of a prefix as the Hebrew The dual number and the purely passive conjugations are wanting
Worship - ...
In Old Testament times the Israelites Expressed their worship in ceremonial forms such as sacrifices and festivals (1 Samuel 1:3; Psalms 132:7). The worship of the church was a united act, not a disjointed collection of individual Expressions of devotion (1 Corinthians 12:25; 1 Corinthians 14:16-17; 1 Corinthians 14:33; 1 Corinthians 14:40). As in Old Testament times, the spiritual condition of the worshippers was more important than their formal Expressions of worship (Mark 7:6-7; John 4:23-24; Philippians 3:3). This is well Expressed in the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 10:16-17; 1 Corinthians 11:24-26; see COMMUNION; FELLOWSHIP; LORD’S SUPPER). ...
True and false worship...
Any giving of honour to God is, in a sense, worship (Psalms 22:27-29; Acts 8:27; Acts 16:14), but the higher forms of worship arise out of an exercise of the soul that words cannot Express
Confession - ...
(2) Coming to the NT, we find that ‘confess’ is of frequent occurrence in the sense we are considering, and that confession now gathers Expressly round the Person and the Name of Jesus Christ. In the earlier period of our Lord’s ministry, confession meant no more than the Expression of belief that Jesus was the expected Messiah ( John 1:41 ). It is fully recognized in the OT that confession is not only the natural Expression of penitent feeling, but the condition of the Divine pardon ( Leviticus 5:1-19 ; Matthew 16:16 , Psalms 32:5 , Proverbs 28:13 ). ...
(2) In the NT ‘confess’ occurs but seldom to Express acknowledgment of sin (Matthew 3:6 = Mark 1:5 , James 5:16 , 1 John 1:9 )
Greatness - He was, if we may so Express it, the perfect specimen of what man was intended to be
Certainty (2) - —The ways in which ‘certainty’ is Expressed in the Gospels are frequently indirect. So far, however, as certainty is Expressed by direct terms, various phrases are employed for the purpose. These always Express objective security; the certainty which is or might be verified, and which consists in an accurate correspondence with facts. ...
With this use of language it is instructive to compare the opposite ‘uncertainty’ which is Expressed by ἀτορία, ἀτορεομαι, commonly translated ‘perplexed,’ though the meaning is rather that of hesitancy than of perplexity, as one finds no way out of a difficulty, and so is brought to pause. ...
But apart from special terms Expressing certainty, the broad fact itself has, of course, a large place in the Gospels and in the mind of the Lord Jesus. ’...
The following are instances from the Gospels of this way of Expressing certainty:—‘Fear ye not, for I am certain that ye are seeking Jesus who was crucified’ (Matthew 28:5); ‘Master, we are certain that thou speakest and teachest straightforwardly’ (Luke 20:21); ‘We speak what we are certain of, and bear evidence of what we have seen’ (John 3:11); ‘No longer do we believe through thy report, for we ourselves have heard and are certain’ (John 4:42); ‘What sign doeat thou that we may feel certainty, and may trust thee?’ (John 6:30); ‘This is Jesus the son of Joseph; we are certain of his father and mother’ (John 6:42, cf
Cry - —The term ‘cry’ occurs in the NT with various shades of meaning corresponding to different Greek words, which Express sometimes articulate, sometimes inarticulate utterances; in some cases it connotes strong emotion, in others a more or less heightened emphasis is all that is Expressed
Day - In the NT ἡμέρα was employed to Express: (1) the period of light in opposition to night (Luke 6:13 ‘and when it was day,’—a frequent phrase in St. Luke is fond of this Expression, it is not found in Jn. of His apocalypse, or self-revelation (Luke 17:30 ‘in the day that the Son of Man is revealed,’ ἀποκαλύπτεται, a technical Expression: cf. as sons who abstain from doing evil (1 Thessalonians 5:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:8, Romans 13:13); a day of fuller knowledge (2 Peter 1:19); and, lastly, the somewhat enigmatical passage, ‘Give us this day (σήμερον) our daily (τὸν ἐπιούσιον) bread’ (Matthew 6:11, Luke 11:3); the latter Expression (see art
Sadducees - Job (Job 19:26), Isaiah (Isaiah 26:19), Daniel (Daniel 12:2), and David (Psalm 16; Psalm 17) Express the same faith, the germ of which is in the Pentateuch (See RESURRECTION. Josephus states, "the Pharisees say that some things are the work of fate (he should have said God's providence; he uses the Roman mode of Expression), but others in our own power to be or not to be; the Essenes, that fate rules all things
Acacius (7), Patriarch of Constantinople - Shortly afterwards the Henoticon (An Instrument of Union) was drawn up, in which the creed of Nicaea, as completed at Constantinople, was affirmed to be the one necessary and final definition of faith; and though an anathema was pronounced against Eutyches, no Express judgment was pronounced upon the doctrine of the two Natures (Evagr
Discipline (2) - The Gospel teaching affords little support to those who have sought to Express self-renunciation in the form of morbid asceticism
Fellowship - Paul, using a mystical form of Expression, says that it is Christ and not himself who lives and acts in him (Galatians 2:20). ]'>[1] have tried to Express by the rendering ‘contribution’ (Romans 15:26, 2 Corinthians 9:13; Authorized Version ‘distribution’) or ‘communicate’ (Hebrews 13:16)
Keep, Watch, Guard - ...
Nâtsar is frequently used to Express the idea of “guarding” something, such as a vineyard ( Create - The verb Expresses creation out of nothing, an idea seen clearly in passages having to do with creation on a cosmic scale: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” ( Express creation. But it is clear that the verb Expresses creation, since it is used in that context and follows the technical word bârâ'
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
Altar - The wilful murderer, indeed, sought protection there in vain; for by the Express command of God he might be dragged to justice, even from the altar
Assurance - " To these may be added innumerable passages which Express the comfort, the confidence, and the joy of Christians; their "friendship" with God; their "access" to him; their entire union and delightful intercourse with him; and their absolute confidence in the success of their prayers. Their differences have rather respected the means by which the contrite become assured of that change in their relation to Almighty God, whom they have offended, which in Scripture is Expressed by the term justification
Babel - Here, under the command of their new leader, and his dominant military and sacerdotal Cuthites, by whom the original scheme of idolatry, the groundwork of which was probably laid in Armenia, was now perfected; and, with the Express view to counteract the designs of the Almighty in their dispersion into different countries, they began to build the city and tower, and set up a banner which should serve as a mark of national union, and concentrate them in one unbroken empire; when they were defeated and dispersed by the miraculous confusion of tongues
Make - , peace, Ephesians 2:15 ; James 3:18 ; stumbling blocks, Romans 16:17 ; (c) with nouns involving the idea of action (or of something accomplished by action), so as to Express the idea of the verb more forcibly (the Middle Voice is commonly used in this respect, suggesting the action as being of special interest to the doer); for the Active Voice see, e. ...
3: διατίθημι (Strong's #1303 — Verb — diatithemi — dee-at-ith'-em-ahee ) "to covenant," is rendered "I will make" (the noun diatheke, "a covenant," being Expressed additionally), in the Middle Voice, in Acts 3:25 ; Hebrews 8:10 ; 10:16 , lit
Nazarene - ’ To state the theory more exactly, we should say that they called Him Jesus the Nçṣer, or the Na(t)zoraean, partly because there was a pre-existing belief that the Messiah would be the Nçṣer, and partly because they vaguely felt what Matthew ventured definitely to Express, that His residence from childhood onward in Nazareth had been ordained to fulfil the prophecy, ‘He shall be called Nazoraean (i
Timotheus, Called Aelurus - 585) "he enthroned himself," as 14 Egyptian bishops Express it in their memorials to the emperor Leo I
Sabbath - The seventh day was hallowed at the close of the creation; its sanctity was afterward marked by the withholding of the manna on that day, and the provision of a double supply on the sixth, and that previous to the giving of the law from Sinai: it was then made a part of that great epitome of religious and moral duty, which God wrote with his own finger on tables of stone; it was a part of the public political law of the only people to whom almighty God ever made himself a political Head and Ruler; its observance is connected throughout the prophetic age with the highest promises, its violations with the severest maledictions; it was among the Jews in our Lord's time a day of solemn religious assembling, and was so observed by him; when changed to the first day of the week, it was the day on which the first Christians assembled; it was called, by way of eminence, "the Lord's day;" and we have inspired authority to say, that both under the Old and New Testament dispensations, it is used as an Expressive type of the heavenly and eternal rest. ...
It may also be observed, that those who will so strenuously insist upon the absence of an Express command as to the Sabbath in the writings of the Evangelists and Apostles, as explicit as that of the decalogue, assume, that the will of God is only obligatory when manifested in some one mode, which they judge to be most fit. Thus the Bible is not all in the form of Express and authoritative command; it teaches by examples, by proverbs, by songs, by incidental allusions and occurrences; and yet is, throughout, a manifestation of the will of God as to morals and religion in their various branches, and, if disregarded, it will be so at every man's peril. ...
Another explicit proof that the law of the ten commandments, and, consequently, the law of the Sabbath, is obligatory upon Christians, is found in the answer of the Apostle to an objection to the doctrine of justification by faith: "Do we then make void the law through faith?"...
Romans 3:31 ; which is equivalent to asking, Does Christianity teach that the law is no longer obligatory on Christians, because it teaches that no man can be justified by it? To this he answers, in the most solemn form of Expression, "God forbid; yea, we establish the law. ...
Thus, even if it were conceded, that the change of the day was made by the agreement of the Apostles, without Express directions from Christ, which is not probable, it is certain that it was not done without that general authority which was confided to them by Christ; but it would not follow even from this change, that they did in reality make any alteration in the law of the Sabbath, either as it stood at the time of its original institution at the close of the creation, or in the decalogue of Moses. The same portion of time which constituted the seventh day from the creation could not be observed in all parts of the earth; and it is not probable, therefore, that the original law Expresses more, than that a seventh day, or one day in seven, the seventh day after six days of labour, should be thus appropriated, from whatever point the enumeration might set out, or the hebdomadal cycle begin. Had this been included in the command of the Almighty, something, it is probable, would have been added declaratory of the intention; whereas Expressions the most undefined are employed; not a syllable is uttered concerning the order and number of the days; and it cannot reasonably be disputed that the command is truly obeyed by the separation of every seventh day, from common to sacred purposes, at whatever given time the cycle may commence. The difference in the mode of Expression here, from that which the sacred historian has used in the first chapter, is very remarkable. " With respect to time, it is here mentioned in the same indefinite manner as at its primeval institution, nothing more being Expressly required than to observe a day of sacred rest after every six days of labour. The precept is not, Remember the seventh day of the week, to keep it holy, but, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy;" and in the following explication of these Expressions, it is not said that the seventh day of the week is the Sabbath, but without restriction, "The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God;" not the seventh according to any particular method of computing the septenary cycle, but, in reference to the six before mentioned, every seventh day in rotation after six of labour
Lots - This end was attained by (a) the use of certain things through which, according to tradition, the divinities could Express their will. ; (b) the reverent manipulation of sacred things through which the deity had indicated his pleasure to make known his will, a good example of which is the use by the Hebrew priests of ‘the Urim and the Thummim’; (c) the selecting of a method by which the deity was perfectly free to Express his will without human interference, a good example of which is seen in the action of Jonathan (1 Samuel 14:9-13). But the phrase is not the classical nor the NT Expression for casting lots, and if rendered ‘they gave lots for them,’ a quite legitimate rendering, then, as Mosheim held,† Kenosis - The Express distinction between the knowledge of the Son and of the Father made in this utterance disproves the view sometimes advanced, that the Son’s perfect knowledge of the Father must include a knowledge of all the Father knows. There are a few utterances given in this Gospel which Express a sense of loss for Himself and His disciples in the separation from the Father that His earthly life involves (John 14:28), a desire for the recovery of the former conditions of communion (John 17:5), and an expectation of gain in His return to the Father (John 14:19-20)
Sepulchre - Three Greek words are employed in the NT to Express the idea of tomb or burial place: (1) μνῆμα, Acts 2:29; Acts 7:16, Revelation 11:9; cf. In the case of a criminal the heap of stones over his grave kept on growing, as every passer-by felt compelled to Express his contempt for him by adding new stones to the heap. -Like their neighbours, the Hebrews through their sepulchres gave Expression to their belief in immortality. to Marcella, Expresses a hope that they might pray together in the mausoleum of David (Ep
Prayer - " "He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit," and so casts off all that is imperfect and mistaken in our prayers, and answer s the Spirit who speaks in them what we would Express aright but cannot (Romans 8:26-27; Romans 8:34). ...
Moses' law prescribes sacrifice, and takes for granted prayer (except the Express direction for prayer, Deuteronomy 26:12-15) in connection with it and the sanctuary, as both help us to realize God's presence; but especially as prayer needs a propitiation or atonement to rest on, such as the blood of the sacrifices symbolizes
Praise - ’ These words Express the habitual thought and practice of the Apostolic Church. -Our study of the ideal of praise in the Apostolic Church would be incomplete without some reference to the music both vocal and instrumental in which pious hearts desired to Express it
Prosper, Saint, a Native of Aquitaine - ' ...
Though without any claim to high rank as poetry, and exhibiting, though in a less degree than does Paulinus, the degenerate standard of its age in language and versification, it treats its subject with well-sustained vigour and generally with clearness, and now and then Expresses theological truths, though perhaps with severity, yet with remarkable force and terseness. It consists of 16 lines of Anacreontic metre, followed by 98 elegiac lines, describing the glory of the Christian life and having some passages of considerable force and beauty both of thought and Expression. The objections Express, in a manner harsh, revolting, and unfair, the possible results of predestinarian doctrine carried to its extreme point. Augustine, de Praedestinatione Sanctorum, and de Dono Perseverantiae, and to them Prosper addresses a courteous explanation, quoting passages cited by them and adding his own replies, gathered in some cases from the words of Augustine, and in one case pointing out an egregious blunder made by them in quoting as his opinion words intended to Express an opponent's objection. He warns his adversary of his near approach to the precipices of Pelagianism, and Expresses the hope that his doctrine may be condemned by the present pontiff Sixtus (432–440), as it had been by those before him
War - How far the exemptions from military service specified in Deuteronomy 20:5-8 were in force under the kings is unknown; the first Express attestation is 1Ma 3:55 . The piety of the Maccabæan age found a more fitting Expression in a service of thanksgiving ( 1Ma 4:24 )
Sacrifice - The first kind were offered to obtain of God the forgiveness of sins; the second, to procure some favour; and the third, to Express thankfulness for favours already received
Blessing And Cursing - The Lord was the source of all blessing, and people sought to Express gratitude for that blessing; indeed, to pray for the continuation of such blessing: “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name
Freedom - He not only makes it the task of His people to stop oppression, but even says that if they don't, He will do it Himself (Isaiah 58:6 ; Romans 6:1-2,643 , Jeremiah 34:1 )...
Throughout the Old Testament, freedom is predominantly used to Express control over the physical circumstances of life
Dibon - The Αleph ( א ), Ηe[1] ( ה ) Vav [3] ( ו ), and Υod[1] ( י ) are used (just as in the Old Testament) as "matres lectionis ", to Express vowel sounds, and the Ηe[1] ( ה ) at the end of a word; confirming the Masoretic text. The stone notices Expressly Israel's oppression of Moab in the reign of "Omri king of Israel and his son (and 'his son's son' is to be supplied in one gap of the inscription) forty years," and Mesha's breaking off the yoke; after which it says "all Dibon was loyal"; whereas previously "the men of Gad dwelt in the land of Ataroth" (compare Numbers 32:84-88), and "the king of Israel fortified" it
Supralapsarians - They think also that this way on conceiving and speaking of these things, best Expresses the sovereignty of God in them, as declared in the 9th of Romans, where he is said to will such and such things, for no other reason but because he wills them. Again; we require them to reconcile this system with many Express declarations of Scripture, which inform us that God would have al men to be saved
Kingdom of God - They were simply Expressing the same idea in their way. We might Express it as follows: God is graciously giving salvation as a free gift (extending His kingdom) to anyone who will receive it (enter the kingdom) through His Son Jesus Christ, and this salvation begins now (the kingdom is in the midst of you) and will be completed in the future (the kingdom will come like a thief in the night)
Know, Knowledge - It is Expressed in living conformity to his will. "...
The word "know" is used also to Express acquaintance with a person. ...
Divine-human relationships are also Expressed by this term
Growth Increase - They had a great wealth of words to Express the idea of growth, and most of them signify the organic growth of living objects. ’ The same idea is Expressed in Acts 9:22 where the growing spiritual power of St
Son of Man - Assuming its genuineness, it is significant that the Expression is used by a Hellenistic Jew recently converted to Christianity. 2]'>[1]), and we may conjecture that the Expression in Hegesippus is a reminiscence of that event. ‘The Son of man’ stands on the right hand of God ready to Express His feelings of love and sympathy with the sons of the race to which He belongs. Dalman, the origin of the Expression is to be discovered not in Daniel 7:13 but in 10:5f. ), and that we cannot equate his Expression with the θεωρῶ … τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου of Stephen (see H. The Expression has become native to Palestinian thought and was a terminus technicus of Jewish eschatological speculation
Refuge - And it is no violence to the Expression to make application of this word to him whose government was declared to be upon his shoulder, Isaiah 9:6 line of the old writers, Raphelius, makes a very striking observation concerning this Expression of the government being said to be upon Christ's shoulder; because said he we carry burdens on our shoulders, therefore Christ is said to carry his. So Ramoth and Golan both read with an eye to Jesus, as they Express exaltation and joy, may be supposed to imply the raising up of the depressed spirits of a sinner when fleeing to Christ for refuge, and finding him all he stands in need of, as well as that "joy and peace in belie ving, when abounding in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost
Foreknowledge - Of the same purport is the Expression used by St. ...
‘This knowledge,’ says Hort in his note on the Expressions, ‘is not a knowledge of facts respecting a person, but a knowledge of himself; it is, so to speak, a contemplation of him in his individuality, yet not as an indifferent object but as standing in personal relations to Him who thus “foreknows” him. Paul’s more exact and precise exposition of doctrine we see that ‘foreknowledge’ is still directed to poisons as its object, and also that ‘prescience,’ ‘knowing beforehand,’ is inadequate to the Expression of the mysterious thought convoyed. That πρόγνωσις which la made the first step in the spiritual history seems to Express, not indeed so much as predetermination (which would confuse προέγνω with προώρισεν), but yet a resting of the mind of God beforehand upon a person with approval (cf. ...
That the Expression is used also of Israel by St
Alaric - 2 (a work written between 413 and 426 with the Express object of refuting the Pagan arguments from the sack of Rome), and his tract, de Excidio Urbis ( Opp
Abba - For if it was so specially confined, among the people of the East, to the children of a family; and Jesus and his people in him, are enjoined to use it on this account; can any thing more strikingly prove their relationship? And I cannot but Express my hope, that if the reader of this Poor Man's Concordance, is enabled, by grace, to see his own personal privilege herein, and can enter into a proper apprehension of the word, in this most endearing view, he will be led to discover the sweetness and blessedness of it, and from henceforth adopt it, in all his approaches to the throne of God in Christ. We find among the patriarchs, the general Expression was, "Peace be to you
David, Welsh Saint - They Express much doubt as to the purpose of those assemblies being to crush Pelagianism
Maronites - ...
Mosheim observes, that the subjection of the Maronites to the spiritual jurisdiction of the Roman pontiff was agreed to with this Express condition, that neither the popes nor their emissaries should pretend to change or abolish any thing that related to the ancient rites, moral precepts, or religious opinions of this people; so that, in reality, there is nothing to be found among the Maronites that savours of popery, if we except their attachment to the Roman pontiff
Adoption - " To these texts are to be added all those passages, so numerous in the New Testament, which Express the confidence and the joy of Christians; their friendship with God; their confident access to him as their God; their entire union and delightful intercourse with him in...
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This has been generally termed the doctrine of assurance, and, perhaps, the Expressions of St
Lebanon - " To break the cedars, and shake the enormous mass on which they grow, are the figures that David selects to Express the awful majesty and power of Jehovah: "The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty
Sacrament - This act was called, in the language of the schools, opus operatum, the work done independently of any disposition of mind attending the deed; and the superiority of the sacraments of the New Testament over the sacraments of the Old was thus Expressed, that the sacraments of the Old Testament were effectual ex opere operantis, from the piety and faith of the persons to whom they were administered; while the sacraments of the New Testament convey grace, ex opere operato, from their own intrinsic virtue, and an immediate physical influence upon the mind of him who receives them. The greater part of Protestants, therefore, following an Expression of the Apostle, Romans 4:11 , when he is speaking of circumcision, consider the sacraments as not only signs, but also seals, of the covenant of grace. According to this account of the sacraments, the Express institution of God is essentially requisite to constitute their nature; and in this respect sacraments are distinguished from what may be called the ceremonies of religion
Type - This is sometimes declared by Express verbal prophecy; sometimes by specific actions performed by divine command; and sometimes by those peculiar events, in the lives of individuals, and the history or religious observances of the Israelites, which were caused to bear a designed reference to some parts of the Gospel history
Bear - The AV text, "on," and the RV "upon" Express the phrase rightly. The idea is that of not being unduly disturbed by the faults and ignorance of others; or rather perhaps of feeling in some measure, in contrast to the full feeling with Expressed in the verb sumpatheo in Hebrews 4:15 , with reference to Christ as the High Priest
Bear - The AV text, "on," and the RV "upon" Express the phrase rightly. The idea is that of not being unduly disturbed by the faults and ignorance of others; or rather perhaps of feeling in some measure, in contrast to the full feeling with Expressed in the verb sumpatheo in Hebrews 4:15 , with reference to Christ as the High Priest
Clothing, Cloths, Clothes, Cloke, Coat - The high priest, in rending his clothes after the reply the Lord gave him in answer to his challenge, rent his undergarments (chiton), the more forcibly to Express his assumed horror and indignation, Mark 14:63
Poetry of the Hebrews - The essence of lyric poetry is the vivid Expression of internal emotions. Synonymous; where the two members Express the same idea in different, but closely and often literally, corresponding words: as for example, ...
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou dost visit him? Psalm 8:4 . Antithetical; where an antithesis of thought is Expressed by corresponding members; as for example, ...
The house of the wicked shall be overthrown; but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish
bi'Ble - (6) The Law , to Express that it contains God's commands to men
Man - "according to (kata) man," is used only by the Apostle Paul, of "(1) the practices of fallen humanity, 1 Corinthians 3:3 ; (2) anything of human origin, Galatians 1:11 ; (3) the laws that govern the administration of justice among men, Romans 3:5 ; (4) the standard generally accepted among men, Galatians 3:15 ; (5) an illustration not drawn from Scripture, 1 Corinthians 9:8 ; (6) probably = 'to use a figurative Expression' (see AV, marg. ...
(h) in the Expressions "the old man," "the new man," which are confined to Paul's Epistles, the former standing for the unregenerate nature personified as the former self of a believer, which, haveing been crucified with Christ, Romans 6:6 , is to be apprehended practically as such, and to be "put off," Ephesians 4:22 ; Colossians 3:9 , being the source and seat of sin; the latter, "the new man," standing for the new nature personified as the believer's regenerate self, a nature "created in righteousness and holiness of truth," Ephesians 4:24 , and having been "put on" at regeneration, Colossians 3:10 ; being "renewed after the image of Him that created him," it is to be "put on" in pratical apprehension of these facts. The first two, in Galatians 3 and Ephesians 2 , Express vital union, present and eternal; in John 17 the union is moral, a process in course of accomplishment
Son of Man - Assuming its genuineness, it is significant that the Expression is used by a Hellenistic Jew recently converted to Christianity. 2]'>[1]), and we may conjecture that the Expression in Hegesippus is a reminiscence of that event. ‘The Son of man’ stands on the right hand of God ready to Express His feelings of love and sympathy with the sons of the race to which He belongs. Dalman, the origin of the Expression is to be discovered not in Daniel 7:13 but in 10:5f. ), and that we cannot equate his Expression with the θεωρῶ … τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου of Stephen (see H. The Expression has become native to Palestinian thought and was a terminus technicus of Jewish eschatological speculation
Holiness Purity - The blood of the martyrs cries for the Divine vengeance, and the holiness of God must always Express itself in the form of intense antagonism to the suffering of the innocent and the sin of the oppressor. As regards the Expression ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου in the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:2), ‘name’ is of course used in the ordinary biblical sense, and is equivalent to the revealed nature of God, especially as revealed in Jesus-His Fatherhood. 345) aptly cites the words ‘ye would not’ (Matthew 23:37) as the Expression of a love that is also holiness, in its reaction against sin. ’ The love of God in the NT is awe-inspiring in its holiness, which, equally with love, is a term that may be used to Express the glorious fullness of His moral excellence. Romans 1:18) is a conception that can be adequately Expressed and understood only in terms of the biblical conception of His holiness. The Expression has no special significance in connexion with the subject of this article The Holy Spirit is regarded as the origin of the physical existence of Jesus; and therefore the embryo is entirely holy, as deriving existence from God. Therefore, although ὁ νἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ cannot be regarded as the reading in John 6:69, the same conception of the moral and religious relationship of Jesus with God, His unique Sonship, as transcending Messianic categories (μονογενής), Expressed so frequently in the Johannine writings by ὁ νἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ or ὁ νἱός, must be regarded as implicit in ὁ ἄγιος τοῦ θεοῦ (cf. It is significant that the relationship Expressed by ἁγιάζειν between God and Jesus is one that may be conferred on men by Jesus (cf. The central idea in both ὄσιος and δίκαιος is conduct sanctioned by Divine Law; and ὄσιος seems to Express the Godward, δίκαιος the manward, side of such conduct
Covenant - Indeed, the covenant idea serves primarily to Express the free, ethical, historically originated bond that exists between God and Israel. On the one hand, the covenant idea begins to Express the continuity of God’s dealings with His people; as it is a bond freely established, so it is the fruit of design and the fountain of further history, it has a prospective reference and makes Israel’s religion a growing thing; in a word, the covenant idea gathers around itself the thoughts we have in mind when speaking of a history of redemption and revelation. On the other hand, inasmuch as God is the originator of the covenant and has solemnly bound Himself not merely to fulfil His promises to Israel, but also to carry out His own purposes contemplated in the covenant, the same bond which originally Expresses the freedom of the relation between God and Israel can also become the pledge of the absolute certainty, that God will not finally break with His people, Israel’s infidelity notwithstanding. In Isaiah 40-66, and especially in Jeremiah, the covenant thus stands to Express the continuity and sureness of the accomplishment of the Divine purpose with reference to Israel. The latter term better Expresses the idea of a two-sided agreement; but probably this was precisely the reason why the LXX Septuagint translators, desiring to emphasize the one-sided Divine origin and character of the covenant, avoided it. The following explanation is offered tentatively: wherever the contrast between the old and the new διαθηκη is Expressed or implied, ‘testament’ was chosen, because ‘testament’ had long since, on the basis of the Latin Bible, become familiar as a designation of the two canons of Scripture, in the forms ‘the Old Testament,’ ‘the New Testament. The consciousness that the work of Christ had ushered in a new state of things for the present life of the people of God, distinct and detached from the legal life of Judaism, for which latter the word ‘covenant ‘had become the characteristic Expression, dawned only gradually upon the early Church. The phrase ‘Kingdom of God,’ while emphasizing the newness of the Messianic order of things, leaves unexpressed the superseding of the Mosaic institutions by the introduction of something else. Paul, however, the contrast referred to finds only occasional Expression in terms of the covenant: as a rule, it is Expressed in other ways, such as the antithesis between law and grace, works and faith. The emergence of the idea here is in harmony with the best OT traditions: it Expresses the consciousness of the sovereign grace and undeserved faithfulness of God which pervades the prophetic pieces preserved for us in the gospel of the incarnation according to St. ’ While probably the legalistic shade of meaning which the word had obtained was less congenial to Him, He must have been in full accord with the genuine OT principle Expressed in it
Jesus Christ - To effect this purpose, it was absolutely necessary for these founders of Christianity to avoid confusion and obscurity of language, and to Express their ideas in a cool and cautious style. ...
The least Expression that would tend to deify a creature, or countenance idolatry, would have been a source of the greatest error. Hence Paul and Barnabas rent their clothes at the very idea of the multitude's confounding the creature with the Creator, Acts 14:1-28 : The writers of the New Testament knew that in speaking of Jesus Christ, extraordinary caution was necessary; yet, when we take up the New Testament, we find such Expressions as these: "The word was God, John 1:1 . This language, which is very copious, would have afforded lower terms to Express an inferior nature; but it could have afforded none higher to Express the nature of the Supreme God
Lust - It Expresses the longing of Epaphroditus for the Philippians, and of the Judaea n Christians for the Corinthians who had liberally helped them. Paul uses it also to Express his longing for heaven (2 Corinthians 5:2), and St. It is used by the Saviour to Express His desire to eat the Paschal feast with His disciples (James 1:15-179), by St. We find such Expressions as ‘the corruption that is in the world through lust’ spoken of (2 Peter 1:4)-where corruption is the consequence of evil desire. In Colossians 3:5 the English ‘desire’ is sufficient to Express the thought, because it is as vague as the original
Inspiration - Literally signifying a breathing into, it has the secondary meaning of breathing a certain spirit into the mind or soul, and is therefore naturally employed to Express the influence of God upon the sacred writers. In Scripture itself we find the idea in Hosea 9:7 (LXX Septuagint) Expressed by the word πνευματοφόρος—though in this case the inspiration was not Divine. The use of the word ‘inspiration’ to Express the Divine factor in Scripture is probably derived from the fact that the words of 2 Timothy 3:16 πᾶσα γραφὴ θεόπνευστος are rendered in the Vulgate ‘omnis Scriptura divinitus inspirata. Or we may say that as God revealed Himself in creation, in the history of His people, and especially, in Jesus Christ, He also enabled certain persons to perceive and Express the significance of that revelation; and this ability is what we mean by inspiration. Expressly, in citing Psalms 110, He introduces the quotation with the words, ‘David himself by the Holy Spirit said’ (αὐτὸς Δαυεὶδ εἶπεν ἑν τῷ πνεύματι τῷ ἁγίῳ), Mark 12:36. To Isaiah and Jeremiah ‘as members of the prophetic choir,’ he Expressly ascribes inspiration (τοῦ προφητικοῦ θιασώτης χοροῦ, ὂς καταπνευσθεὶς ἐνθουσιῶν ἀνεφθέγξατο, de Conf. ’ In Exodus 4:10-12, Isaiah 59:21, Jeremiah 1:7-9 the equipment of the prophet is described by the Expression, ‘I have put my words in thy mouth. ...
There are also Expressions in the NT which seem, at first sight, to countenance such a theory. Similarly, if the intense emotions Expressed in the Psalms or in the Epp
Adam - If likeness to God in man consisted in bodily shape, this would not have been an argument against human representations of the Deity; but it imports, as Howe well Expresses it, that "we are to understand that our resemblance to him, as we are his offspring, lies in some higher, more noble, and more excellent thing, of which there can be no figure; as who can tell how to give the figure or image of a thought, or of the mind or thinking power?" In spirituality, and, consequently, immateriality, this image of God in man, then, in the first instance, consists. ...
The sentiment Expressed in Wis_2:23 , is an evidence that, in the opinion of the ancient Jews, the image of God in man comprised immortality also. That he had such qualities eminently, and that in them consisted the image of God, as well as in the natural attributes just stated, we have also the Express testimony of Scripture: "Lo this only have I found, that God made man UPRIGHT; but they have sought out many inventions. " There is also an Express allusion to the moral image of God, in which man was at first created, in Colossians 3:10 : "And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge, after the image of Him that created him;" and in Ephesians 4:24 : "Put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. It Expresses, by an easy figure, the exactness of truth, justice, and obedience; and it comprehends the state and habit both of the heart and the life. The circumstance of his giving names to the animals, is certainly no sufficient proof of his having attained to a philosophical acquaintance with their qualities and distinguishing habits, although we should allow their names to be still retained in the Hebrew, and to be as Expressive of their peculiarities as some expositors have stated. The Apostle adds to knowledge, "righteousness and true holiness;" terms which Express, not merely freedom from sin, but positive and active virtue. The salvation of Adam has been disputed; for what reason does not appear, except that the silence of Scripture, as to his after life, has given bold men occasion to obtrude their speculations upon a subject which called for no such Expression of opinion. It is another presumption, that as Adam and Eve were clothed with skins of beasts, which could not have been slain for food, these were the skins of their sacrifices; and as the offering of animal sacrifice was an Expression of faith in the appointed propitiation, to that refuge we may conclude they resorted, and through its merits were accepted
Ships And Boats - Of special beauty is the simile of the ship that passes over the waves and leaves no pathway of its keel behind ( Wis 5:10 ), to Express the transitoriness of human life and human hope. That he was frequently exposed to great danger we learn not only from the detailed account of his shipwreck in Acts 27:1-44 , but from an Express statement in 2 Corinthians 11:25 , in which, writing before this event , he says ‘thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day have I been in the deep,’ which certainly seems to mean that he drifted for this space of time upon the spar or some part of a wrecked ship
Devotion - As such, a correct analysis must find blended in devotion each of the three elements—thought, emotion, and volition—which are the mutually dependent fragments of the unit of personality, Expressing itself as a whole in the exercises often called devotions. ’ In certain phrases the word is used as a synonym for worship, or even for a form of worship, as when devotion to the Sacred Heart is spoken of; and in others, as ‘feasts of devotion,’ it acquires an entirely technical sense, implying the absence of Express obligation, with an appeal only to the discretion and good feeling of the worshipper. ...
(b) The exaltation of spirit, accompanying and enriched by this firmness of purpose, receives more adequate Expression in later times, but is far from being left entirely without illustration. Mary’s ‘Rabboni’ (John 20:16) and Thomas’ ‘My Lord’ (John 20:28) Express absorbed attachment as well as conviction. ...
(c) The loving acts and exercises in which the devout spirit beneficially Expresses itself are of almost infinite variety in their character, and, though their most ingenious exhibition is met with subsequently, they are not left without trace or starting-point in the Gospels
Teach, Teacher - The psalms frequently Express longing for a deeper understanding of God's law
Phoenice - " Kenrick supposes the term to Express the sunburnt color of the people
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These legal provisions Express a further characteristic of justice
Timothy - If this is an authentic attitude, it may possibly contain a reminiscence of disappointment at Timothy’s development as a leader and teacher (1 Timothy 4:11-16), or it may Express an old man’s fear for a disciple who was diffident and prone to compromise, whom he had always guided as a father guides a son, and whom he knew to be at his best when under a leader
Fig Tree - The whole difficulty arises from the circumstance of his disappointment in not finding fruit on the tree, when it is Expressly said, that "the time of figs was not yet. " 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. But the Expression does not signify the time of the coming forth of figs, but the time of the gathering in of ripe figs, as is plain from the parallel Expressions. Luke Express the same by the word time, or season: "At the season he sent a servant," &c; that is, at the season or time of gathering in ripe fruit, Mark 12:2 ; Luke 20:10
Gestures - The use of gestures is so common to human Expression throughout history that to communicate verbally without the moving of the hands would seem unnatural. Their range of Expression is quite vast. Kneeling and bowing Express honor, devotion, and submission in worship (1 Kings 19:18 ; Isaiah 45:23 ; Revelation 4:10 ; Revelation 5:8 ) and reverence in prayer (1 Kings 8:54 ; 1 Kings 18:42 ; Daniel 6:10 ; Luke 22:41 ). Eye gestures are numerous and quite Expressive. The lifting up of one's eyelids Expresses haughtiness and pride (Proverbs 30:13 ). Kissing is an act that Expresses the warmth of a friendly greeting (Romans 16:16 ; 1 Corinthians 16:20 ), the affection of one for another (Song of Song of Solomon 8:1 ), the sorrow of one who dearly cares for another (Ruth 1:14 ; Acts 20:37 ), the deceit of one who hides true intentions (Proverbs 27:6 ; Matthew 26:48 ), the submission of the weak to the strong (Psalm 2:12 ), and the seduction of a foolish man by a loose woman (Proverbs 7:5-23 )
Creation - Of these spiritual beings, called angels, we have Express intimation in Scripture (see the article ANGEL
Peter, First, Theology of - This is her opportunity to articulate her faith (3:15-17), to enjoy a fresh release from sin (4:1-6), and to Express, with eschatological expectation, the gifts of the Spirit in the life of the church (4:7-11)
Thankfulness, Thanksgiving - Distinct from the sin and guilt offerings, they were a subcategory of peace offering, ordained to Express gratitude to the Lord for any deliverance, any act of love (Leviticus 7:11-16 ; Psalm 107:21-22 ). In the New Testament the vocabulary for thanksgiving and gratitude expands and Expressions increase. Yet the crowds that surrounded Jesus often repeated Israel's sin at the exodus, by gobbling up the bread Jesus multiplied and enjoying his miracles without Expressing gratitude (John 6:22-24 ). Paul begins most of his letters (Galatians, 1Timothy, and Titus being the exceptions) with Expressions of thanksgiving to God for the church or individual to which he writes
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Ezekiel 16:25 (a) This figure is used to Express the sinful lusts of Israel as they invited their neighbors, who were really their enemies, to come in and to bring with them evil pleasures for the enjoyment of Israel
God - That there are three divine Persons (if we may so Express it) is plain from scripture. ...
Scripture reveals what God is in Himself, 'God is love' (used absolutely), 1 John 4:8 ; and 'God is light' (used relatively, in opposition to darkness), 1 John 1:5 ; and Christ is the Expression of both in a Man
Care - cura, and from the idea of attention thus obtained was held to Express the particular trouble of the mind due to over-attention, viz. That the phrase μὴ μεριμνᾶτε is not ‘take no thought,’ but ‘be not anxious’ ( Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885), seems clear by the derivation of μέριμνα from μερίς, with its sense of dividing and, as applied to the mind, of distraction; and is rendered certain by comparison with the word θορυβάζω or τυρβάζω coupled with it in Luke 10:41, and with the Expressive phrase μὴ μετεωρίζεσθε used in Luke 12:29, which Expresses the metaphor of a ship tossed and helpless on the waves (see Cox in Expositor, 1st ser
Beauty - When He pointed to the redness of the evening sky (Matthew 16:2), it was not to speak of a Presence immanent in the light of setting suns, but to Express the feeling of wonder that those who could draw a practical lesson from something so remote could not hear the footsteps of moral destiny so close behind themselves
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(b) Jesus uses the figure of the John 15) and the Branches to Express the vital and mysterious connexion that exists between Himself and His disciples, and the necessity for our dependence upon Him and His continuous inspiration, if we are to bring forth fruit. ’...
To Hegel, ‘the great aphorism (of John 12:25), in which the Christian ethics and theology may be said to be summed up, is no mere epigrammatic saying, whose self-contradiction is not to be regarded too closely; it is rather the first distinct, though as yet undeveloped, Expression of the exact truth as to the nature of spirit
Sign - The word is used as a type to represent or Express some great truth
Caesarius, Bishop of Arles - " On the Express ground that these doctrines are as needful for the laity as for the clergy, certain distinguished laymen ( illustres ac magnifci viri ) were invited to sign these canons
Alexander - This he might do; or he might Express his foresight of what actually took place after his death
Lay - The words which signify place, are from verbs which Express setting or laying
Psalms, the Book of - These psalms Express thoughts of the highest sublimity in respect to God, providence, redemption, etc. Religious and moral songs of a general character; containing the poetical Expression of emotions and feelings, and therefore subjective: as for example, confidence in God, Psalm 23:1-6 62:1-12 125:1-5 ; devotedness to God, Psalm 16:1-11 ; longing for the worship of the temple, Psalm 42:1-43:5 ; prayers for the forgiveness of sin, etc. Also didactic song; the poetical Expression of some truth, maxim, etc. They are an inspired epitome of the Bible, for purposes of devotion; and are peculiarly dear to the people of God, as Expressing every phase of religious experience
Holiness, Holy, Holily - Express something more and higher than hieros, sacred, outwardly associated with God; . ...
D — 1: ἁγιάζω (Strong's #37 — Verb — hagiazo — hag-ee-ad'-zo ) "to hallow, sanctify," in the Passive Voice, "to be made holy, be sanctified," is translated "let him be made holy" in Revelation 22:11 , the aorist or point tense Expressing the definiteness and completeness of the Divine act; elsewhere it is rendered by the verb "to sanctify
Joannes Cappadox, Bishop of Constantinople - Justin received the pope's letters with great respect, and told the ambassadors to come to an explanation with the patriarch, who at first wished to Express his adherence in the form of a letter, but agreed to write a little preface and place after it the words of Hormisdas, which he copied out in his own handwriting
Psalms (2) - The Psalter, as, on the whole, the simplest and purest Expression of the devotional life of Israel, must have commended itself peculiarly to Christ. But there were other elements which were well fitted to Express, as they may have helped to nourish. On many occasions—notably at the beginning and the end of His public career—He uses it directly, and Expresses, sometimes the truths of His gospel, sometimes the aspirations of His soul, sometimes His premonitions of the fate of Jerusalem, almost in its very words. John 13:18, where the treachery is Expressly said to be in fulfilment of the utterance in the psalm), or that ‘they shall dash to the ground thy children within thee’ (Hebrews 10:7-9) is a reminiscence of Psalms 137:9. In truth, the psalm seems to be addressed to some actual king of Judah, and to Express the assurance of his victory and dominion, possibly on the occasion of his coronation. If it be collective, this verse implies no more than an assured faith in the future of Israel; if, however, it be individual, the speaker is probably Expressing his own faith in immortality, though a more meagre meaning has been put upon the words, as if he were simply Expressing his confidence in his recovery from a severe illness, or perhaps in his immunity from the sudden death which overtakes the wicked. It is not only that echoes of it are heard in the Passion story of the Gospels,—in the parting of His garments and the casting of the lot for His raiment (Matthew 27:35 = Mark 15:24 = Luke 23:34, Psalms 22:19 (18)), the shaking of the heads of the passers-by (Matthew 27:39 = Mark 15:29 = Luke 23:35, Psalms 22:8 (7)), the mocking cry, ‘He trusted in God, let him deliver him’ (Matthew 27:43, Psalms 22:9 (8)),—but Jesus Himself upon the cross used at least the opening words of the psalm (Matthew 27:46 = Mark 15:34), and the parting of His garments is Expressly said in John 19:24 to have taken place that the scripture might be fulfilled. ’ In the psalm the verse is intended to Express the general care which Jehovah exercises over the righteous, and therefore it could hardly be regarded as an apt citation in connexion with the crucifixion of Jesus; but more probably it is intended to be, primarily, a reminiscence of Exodus 12:46, Numbers 9:12, which prescribe that the bones of the Paschal lamb shall not be broken
Sacrifice And Offering - ) As will presently appear (§ 2 ), the compound Expression in such cases represents but a single word in the original, which is the technical term for the particular sacrifice. word ‘does not Express the neutral idea of a gift, but denotes a present made to secure or retain goodwill’ (Driver, art. ‘thanksgiving,’ hence the Expression ‘a sacrifice of thanksgiving,’ Amos 4:5 , Psalms 50:14 ; Psalms 50:23 RV [21] , to remove His displeasure incurred, and to Express gratitude for benefits received
Ten Commandments - Why should I treat my fellow Israelites in a certain way? Because God has said that is the way in which I can Express my covenant loyalty to him. Thus obedience is an Expression of grateful appreciation for what God has done for us and what we know he will do. It is apparent from a study of the ancient treaties that many of the stipulations that the kings put upon subject peoples were an Expression of the various kings' characters and preferences. This principle is everywhere Expressed through the practice of idolatry. By making the god or goddess in the shape of something in nature, preferably a human shape, we both Express our conviction about reality and create a mechanism for influencing that god or goddess. Human sexuality is to be Expressed in heterosexual commitment and we may not do anything that would lead someone to break those commitments. The clearest is that sexuality is to be Expressed only in the context of heterosexual fidelity. It is for this reason that all other Expressions of sexuality are condemned in Leviticus 18,20 and elsewhere
Humanity of Christ - Luke 24:41-43); slept (Luke 8:23); was restricted by space as ordinary men are, and thus laboriously travelled about (Luke 8:1, John 4:4); was weary (John 4:6); suffered under the inhumanities attending the Trial and Execution (John 19:28; John 19:33), although, in the restraint of the Gospel narrative, no Express mention is made of this fact; and truly died (as is made evident by the peculiar character of the phenomenon related in John 19:34, an unconscious testimony, by one not acquainted with the principles of anatomy, as to the reality of His death). The lower ranges of reasoning are pursued by Him as by others, and once He even Expresses His thought syllogistically (John 8:47). Does this word comprehensively Express the Gospel teaching as to His person? He had a personality as men are persons. He had a consciousness which Expressed itself by the pronoun ‘I
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Among the other terms which give Expression to the idea of Christian example, the most prominent are μιμέομαι and μιμητῆς (AV ‘follow’ and ‘follower,’ RV ‘imitate’ and ‘imitator’). Primarily the Expression means no more than ‘to accompany’ as a disciple, and yet manifestly it became, in our Lord’s use of it, one of the most characteristic and intensely significant Expressions of the idea of discipleship in all its deepest import. But those passages also which represent Christ as the image of God must be taken no less into account; for Christ’s claim to an unconditional personal authority is Expressly based upon the fact that He is the image—the apprehensible representation—of the invisible God (John 1:18; John 14:6 ff. In this connexion mention must be made also of the Expressions ‘children of God,’ ‘of your Father,’ ‘of the Highest’ (Matthew 5:9; Matthew 5:45, Luke 6:35; Luke 20:36). ...
Besides the terms already considered, which give more or less formal Expression to the Christian idea of exampleship, there are many more, which—some of them in the most elementary and untechnical terms—no less definitely Express the same thought. The same thought is Expressed in Ephesians 4:20 ‘Ye have not so learned Christ. Finally,—for an exhaustive study of the linguistic usage is not intended,—many of the most characteristic Expressions of the thought of exampleship in Christianity are effected without the use of any peculiar terms. The Law is holy, for it is the Expression of the will of God. Christ’s claim to absolute authority (which Expressly included the judgment of the world, e. ...
In addition to these and all other specific Expressions of the thought of Christ’s exampleship, there stands the great fact that the whole picture which the Evangelists drew of Jesus was made under the powerful influence of the twofold conviction that He was the image of the Father, so that by Him we know the ‘Christ-like God,’ and that He was the Ideal Man—not an ideal creation of human fancy, but the Ideal-Real come from God Himself. So Christ is our example in this more vital sense: He is at once example and original (admirably Expressed in Ger. Yet the inward operation of the Spirit in producing likeness to Christ has constant and Express reference to the historic Christ (John 16:14, 1618175433_44)
Poetry - As it is the form of composition which is easiest to memorize, whether in the earlier stages of a literature, or later in the Expression of common religious experience, it is natural that poetry should be preserved, and should be the preserver of Hebrew thought. As the literature of emotion and imagination, it is naturally used to Express religious emotion and religious ideals. It alters his literary style, and there arises a distinct study, that of literature as poetry a study in which the attempt is made to discover how poetical forms Express the poetical thought of the writer. The more natural the poetic Expression of thought and feeling, the freer it will be from conventional regulation, and the less sharp will be the difference between the prose and the poetical literature of a people. The line is properly regarded as the unit of poetical Expression. The thought of the two lines is synonymous, and so are the several terms by which the thought is Expressed. The second line Expresses the same real truth as the first, but it does it antithetically
Lots - This end was attained by (a) the use of certain things through which, according to tradition, the divinities could Express their will. ; (b) the reverent manipulation of sacred things through which the deity had indicated his pleasure to make known his will, a good example of which is the use by the Hebrew priests of ‘the Urim and the Thummim’; (c) the selecting of a method by which the deity was perfectly free to Express his will without human interference, a good example of which is seen in the action of Jonathan (1 Samuel 14:9-13). But the phrase is not the classical nor the NT Expression for casting lots, and if rendered ‘they gave lots for them,’ a quite legitimate rendering, then, as Mosheim held,† [18] In this sense the word is used proleptically in the Expression, ‘This is ό κληρονόμος, let us kill him and the κληρονομία will become ours’ (Matthew 21:38, Mark 12:7, Luke 20:14). Very significant as attaching excellency to a name, as a condensed form of the whole personality, is the Expression that the Eternal Son διαφορώτερον κεκληρονόμηκεν ὄνομα, had allotted to Him a more excellent name (Hebrews 1:4), and thus became the One to whom all things were allotted (Hebrews 1:2), κληρονόμον πάντων
Incarnation - Human emotional characteristics accompanied the physical ones: Jesus Expressed joy (John 15:11 ) and sorrow (Luke 22:43-44 ); He showed compassion (Matthew 9:36 ) and love (John 11:5 ); and He was moved to righteous indignation (Mark 3:5 ). Clear Expression of the relation of the Word to the flesh, of divinity to humanity within the person of Jesus became a matter of major concern during the first five centuries of the Christian era. This reaction against the christology of Nestorius prompted the council to Express the incarnation of Jesus in terms of one person with two natures—human and divine
Drink - As well the metaphors of "cup" and "well of salvation" (Psalm 116:13 ; Isaiah 12:3 ) are used to Express the deliverance and goodness of the Lord. Drinking takes on a deeper significance when, often along with eating, it Expresses the fellowship and unity that exist among those who share a meal. The image of drinking Expresses the fact that those smitten by it execute the judgment on themselves by their own Acts
Baptism, Christian - This was necessarily done by the translators of the Scriptures, for no literal translation could properly Express all that is implied in them. He uses also with the same reference the Expression shed forth as descriptive of the baptism of the Spirit (33). If children were members of the church under the old dispensation, which they undoubtedly were, then they are members of the church now by the same right, unless it can be shown that they have been Expressly excluded
Tears - If, however, we enlarge our article by references to weeping, we have several instances of sorrow calling forth those tears which are its frequent, but by no means invariable, Expression. [2]
Ecclesiastes, Book of - The author used this word metaphorically, often with the added phrase “striving after wind,” to Express the transience, weakness, and nothingness of human life
Tongues, Gift of - (Acts 14:16-10 ) by Express statement in ch
Appear, Appearance - One of the most profound Expressions of religious longing is the hope for a vision of God (Psalm 42:2 ). ...
Christ's first appearance in all of its facets (incarnation, death, and resurrection) served to Express God's concern for and deliverance of all people
Ministry, Minister - , Exodus 30:20 ); and of a king to Express the sovereignty and kingship of Yahweh unto and within Israel and to show that the sacred and secular realms belong together. Whether in the Old or New Testaments, ministry finds its meaning and Expression in Jesus Christ. Though not a strictly biblical Expression "ordained ministry" refers to persons who have received a gift of the Spirit and have been appointed by the church, through prayer and the laying on of hands, to specific offices within the church
Friend, Friendship - Seven times in 1John the writer addresses his readers as "dear children, " using the language of family to Express this deep affection (1 John 2:1,12 , 28 ; 3:7,18 ; 4:4 ; 5:21 ). ...
Paul Expresses this loyal and affectionate relationship when he refers to or addresses several individuals with the language of family love
Hope - Sometimes Expressions of hope are accompanied by the prayer that the supplicant will not be ashamed, that is, disappointed. In early passages there are few Expressions of hope for the next world. He goes on to Express his desire to leave this world to be present with Christ (1:23)
Learning - The Johannine writings are artistically conceived, and studded with gems of thought and Expression. If not many noble were called (1 Corinthians 1:26), there were at least some who combined spiritual insight with literary culture, and who were able to Express the new ideas in forms whose beauty is partially hidden by their Divineness
Self-Denial - It is a strong word, and its meaning is best understood perhaps by comparing it with the corresponding Expression of St. These Express the completest development of the higher, better self in man, and proclaim as the ideal the attainment of the truest ‘manliness’ in the face of an appreciative and admiring world
Red Heifer - And it forms an Express doc trine of the cross, the blood of sprinkling
Deliver - Similarly, compare Expressions such as “turning [2] one’s face” ( Express the “transfer of political power,” such as the divine right to rule ( Cross - That the feet, as well as the hands, were fastened to the cross by means of nails, is Expressly asserted in the play of Plautus, entitled "Mostellaria," compared with Tertullian against the Jews, and against Marcion. The corpse was not buried, except by Express permission, which was sometimes granted by the emperor on his birth day, but only to a very few. All the large vessels about the heart, and all the veins and arteries in that part of the system, on account of the accumulation and pressure of blood, are the source of inexpressible misery
Blood - God Expressly forbade the eating of blood alone, or of blood mixed with the flesh of animals, as when any creature was suffocated, or strangled, or killed without drawing its blood from the carcass. This restraint, than which nothing can be more Express, was also, under the new covenant, enjoined upon believing Gentiles, as "a burden" which "it seemed necessary to the Holy Spirit to impose upon them," Acts 15:28-29
Priest - The Lord, to Express to the Hebrews what great favors he would confer on them, says he would make them kings and priests, Exodus 19:6 ; and Peter repeats this promise to Christians, or rather, he tells them that they are in truth what Moses promised to Israel, 1 Peter 2:5,9
John, Gospel of - He used the words of Jesus to teach the Christian truths he wanted to Express (e
Simplicius, Bishop of Rome - His letter to Basiliscus Expresses horror at the doings of Aelurus, of whom he speaks in no measured language. Simplicius received a notification of the election from the synod, and was about to Express his assent, when he was startled by a letter from Zeno accusing Talaias of perjury, and intimating that Peter Mongus was the most proper person to succeed Salofaciolus
Pity Compassion - To Express the strength and inward character of the feeling the English versions often render ‘to be moved with compassion,’ but neither AV_ nor RV_ consistently (cf. οἰκτείρειν is connected with οἴ and οἶκτος and denotes such sympathetic feeling as seeks Expression in tears and lamentation. On the other hand, ἐλεεῖν, being connected with ἵλαος, ἱλάσκεσθαι, is the stronger word, so far as the impulse and readiness to afford relief require Expression
Psalms, Theology of - Psalms, on the other hand, serve to articulate the hope and despair, the faith and fear, the praise and invective of those who Express themselves to God in the vicissitudes of life. ...
Although the canonical psalms are poetic and musical compositions authored by humans as vehicles of Expression to and about God, they are nevertheless regarded by believers as inspired by God for use in the community of faith in worship and meditation. This realization highlights the validity and importance of such Expression in the life of individual believers as well as the spiritual community of which they are a part. ...
The understanding that the canonical psalms were composed as generalized Expressions suitable for cultic use runs counter to the impression given by certain psalm titles that associate the accompanying psalms with events in the life of King David (3; 7; 18; 34; 51-52; 54; 56-57; 59-60; 63; 142). As a matter of fact, the Expression ledawid is ambiguous and does not necessarily have anything to do with authorship. These collections would have included psalms associated in the Hebrew Bible with the likes of David (3-9; 11-32; 34-41; 51-65; 68-70; 86; 101; 103; 108-110; 122; 124; 131; 133; 138-145), Solomon (72; 127), the Korahites (42; 44-49; 84-85; 87-88), and Asaph (50; 73-83); psalms of the so-called Elohistic Psalter (42-83) in which the generic term for Israel's deity, elohim [1], translated "God, " came to be substituted for his personal name, "Yahweh, " which Jews were increasingly disinclined to pronounce; the Hallelujah Psalms (105-106; 111-118; 135-136; 146-150) which usually begin and/or end with that Expression of praise; and the Songs of Ascent (120-134), ostensibly sung by pilgrims on their way to celebrate the great festivals at the temple in Jerusalem. ...
Supplicants also normally Express trust in Yahweh, based on such realities as his steadfastness and dependability, his presence with worshipers, and his concern for justice and the vindication of the righteous (7:10-11; 13:5; 28:7-8; 31:14; 52:8; 56:3-4; 130:4-6; 140:7,12). Some biblical scholars isolate a whole other psalm type, called the song of trust/confidence, to categorize a group of psalms in which this sort of Expression is expanded to become the main theme (11; 16; 23; 27:1-6; 62; 91; 125; 131). ...
In complaint psalms petitioners typically Express the assurance that Yahweh will do what they have asked (6:8-10; 7:10; 13:5-6; 22:24; 28:6-8; 54:7; 56:13; 71:20-21; 109:31; 136:4-96). One is that such Expressions were uttered after deliverance had been experienced but that they were joined to the original complaint when these psalms were compiled in their present form. Praise is surely the appropriate Expression of trusting petitioners who have left their complaints with the Lord. Second, God acceptsindeed encourageshonest and forthright Expressions of distress from his servants. ...
Typically, thanksgiving psalms begin with an Expression of praise or thanksgiving to Yahweh and a short reference to what it is that he has accomplished (18:1-3; 30:1-3; 65:1-2; 107:1-3; 116:1-2; 118:1-4; 138:1-2). This Expression may be associated with the fulfillment of a vow made in anticipation of his intervention (40:9-10; Matthew 22:41-45; Expression of praise to him. The conclusion frequently recapitulates sentiments Expressed in the introduction that means a renewed outpouring of praise. Psalm 118 , a thanksgiving psalm in which gratitude is Expressed to Yahweh for his intervention on behalf of the supplicant resulting in victory over enemies, is also applied to God's raising Jesus from the dead (Acts 4:8-11 ). The often exalted and hyperbolic language of the psalms in which these themes are Expressed coupled with the inability of Israelite kings to live up to this ideal fueled anticipation about an anointed one who would fulfill
Victorinus Afer - This "generatio" is Expressed as the eternal utterance of the Divine Will, moving eternally into actuality; the will of God not for one instant failing of its absolutely self-adequate effect. God knows Himself in the Son; for the Son is the Expression of His own being. It is not that God is limited from outside, but that the infinite and the indeterminate in Expressing Himself limits or conditions Himself. What the Father is, the Son Expresses, exhibits, manifests. As outward intelligence and life Express our inner being, so the Father, the inner Being, is Expressed in the Son. His thought Expresses itself thus naturally in the doctrine of the generation of the Son and His co-essential equality with the Father. But it does not so easily adapt itself to formulae which Express the Being, Procession, and Substantiality of the Holy Ghost. ...
The distinction of Son and Spirit is carefully maintained, but yet the essential duality which is in God—the distinction of that which is from that which proceeds forth—the distinction Expressed in all the antitheses referred to above, is clearer to Victorinus than the Trinity of relations. 13, 1048 B), or again the relations of the Trinity are Expressed in formulas such as these: "visio, videre, discernere"; "esse, vivere, intelligere," Expressing three stages of a great act (iii. " Now, a good deal of Victorinus's language, in which he seeks to Express the relation of the Λόγος to the Father, is based on Plotinus's language about the relation of the νοῦς to the One. This conception in its earlier stage Victorinus, whether consciously or not, adopts, and what new force it gains when it is seen to find its highest Expression in the very life of God Himself! This threefold relation is seen to be the very being of God
Eucharist - Paul only that introduces the command, ‘This do in remembrance of me’ 1 Corinthians 11:24 ), an Expression fruitful in controversy. Both passages Express what is implicit in the division of the sacrament into two kinds. In conclusion, however, it must be frankly admitted that, while one view of the sacrament may seem on the whole to Express more fully than others the general tenor of NT teaching on the subject, none of the explanations which have divided Christendom since the 16th cent
Faith - This word, the normal NT Expression for the religious bond, is found but twice in the OT (EV Letters - marks for the purpose of Expressing sounds, used in writing. The next and most difficult step would be the alphabet so formed as to Express all the sounds of the language, by convenient combination. We have given sufficient reason to conclude that Job lived at an earlier period still, and as he Expresses a wish that his words should be written in a book, and engraven on the rock, the knowledge of reading as well as writing must have been pretty general in his country, or the book and the inscription could not have been a testimony of his faith and hope to his countrymen, as he passionately desired it to be. The same care would be exerted to prevent pictorial representations of spiritual beings and things as the forming of images; and the race of true worshippers of God was never therefore placed under the necessity of thus Expressing their thoughts by such delineations. It is, indeed, acknowledged by those who advocate the priority of the hieroglyphic to the alphabetic signs, that the number of ideas which could thus be Expressed is few; and this the Marquis Spineto considers as a presumptive proof of his theory. In these early ages, "the position of mankind after the flood," he observes, "was such as to preclude the possibility of supposing that they had many ideas and many wants; therefore we may reasonably conclude, that their language consisted of words only which were intended to Express the things most necessary to life, and consequently contained a small number of words. Men were not then, as many moderns have supposed, a race of babies, able only to ask for what they needed to eat and drink, or childishly to play with; and we may therefore rest assured that they had a language so copious, and enunciations of ideas so various in their respective tongues, that picture writing neither was nor could be adequate to their full Expression. The true origin of hieroglyphic writing is still unexplained; and will, after all, probably, remain inexplicable: but it has little claim to be considered as the first mode of Expressing the sounds of language
Bereans - These they reckon inseparable, or rather the same, because (say they) "God hath Expressly declared, he that believeth shall be saved; and therefore it is not only absurd but impious, and in a manner calling God a liar, for a man to say I believe the Gospel, but have doubts, nevertheless, of my own salvation. Consistently with the above definition of faith, they say that the sin against the Holy Ghost, which has alarmed and puzzled so many in all ages, is nothing else but unbelief; and that the Expression "it shall not be forgiven neither in this world nor that which is to come. In proof of this, they not only urge the words of the apostle, that no prophecy is of any private interpretation, but they insist that the whole of the quotations from the ancient prophecies in the New Testament, and particularly those from the Psalms, are Expressly applied to Christ. And to deny God's election, purpose, and Express will in all his works is to make him inferior to ourselves
Prayer - However, they may not always know how exactly to Express their prayers or what exactly to pray for. Believers do not have to beg from a God who is unwilling to give; nevertheless they pray constantly, since their prayers are an Expression of their unwavering faith
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The Expressions of human inspiration are a part of the biblical record. ...
These many different Expressions of inspiration show that God is resourceful. ...
On the other hand, the dynamic inspiration theory suggests that the Holy Spirit had control over the process of inspiration, but He allowed the individuals to Express their personalities in communicating God's message
Messiah - “Christ” or Messiah is therefore a name admirably suited to Express both the church's link with Israel through the Old Testament and the faith that sees in Jesus Christ the worldwide scope of the salvation in Him. One of the clearest Expressions of the continuing hope was in the Psalms of Solomon (17–18 (70-40 B
Devil - He acted, however, with the Express permission of God and kept within the limits which God fixed for him ( Job 1:6 ,Job 1:6,1:12 ; Job 2:6 ). ...
Satan abides in hell, which was Expressly prepared—apparently by God—for Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41 )
Wine - Besides, it is seven times with "firstfruits," ten times with "tithes" or "offerings" of fruits and grain; very rarely with terms Expressing the process of preparing fruits or vegetable produce. 'asis , from a root to "tread," the grape juice newly Expressed (Song of Solomon 8:2); "sweet wine" (Isaiah 49:26; Amos 9:13); "new wine" (Joel 1:5; Joel 3:18). spiced wine, the more intoxicating, Expressing the stupefying effect of God's judgments (Proverbs 9:2; Proverbs 23:30). "Wild grapes" (Isaiah 5:2, beuwshim , from baash "to putrefy") Express offensive putrefaction answering to the Jews' corruption; so Jerome
Grace - The character in God which the OT prefers to Express by mercy , signifying His pitiful disposition towards man as weak and wretched, the NT in effect translates into ‘grace,’ as signifying His forgiving disposition towards man as guilty and lost. In other NT writings the complement is predominantly ‘of God’; 1 Peter 5:10 inverts the Expression ‘the God of all grace. Christ is the Expression and vehicle of the grace of the Father, and is completely identified with it (see John 1:14 ; John 1:17 ), so that God’s grace can equally be called Christ’s ; but its reference to the latter is strictly personal in such a passage as 2 Corinthians 8:9 . ]'>[5] ) to grant in Acts 27:24 , Galatians 3:18 , Philippians 1:29 , Philippians 1:22 , give in Philippians 2:9 , freely give in Romans 8:32 , 1 Corinthians 2:12 , and (with ‘wrong’ or ‘debt’ for object, Expressed or implied) forgive in Luke 7:42 f
Inheritance - This they strove to Express by boldly declaring that Jehovah was Himself the inheritance of His people
Samuel, Books of - He Expresses praise for God not pride in personal achievement (2 Samuel 7:18-29 ). God honors people who Express loyalty to their chosen leaders (1 Samuel 31:8-13 )
Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament - The New Testament writers included approximately 250 Express Old Testament quotations, and if one includes indirect or partial quotations, the number jumps to more than 1,000
Spirituality - The Psalter, for instance, supplied worshipers with prayers to Express petitions, praise, thanksgiving, and repentance, just as the Psalter would do for Christians. The law Expresses the mind of God and his intentions for his people, let alone for all of his creatures
Hunger - ...
There is, perhaps, no feature of Jesus’ human experience so vividly instructive as that which is portrayed for us in the simple incidental Expression ‘He hungered’ (Matthew 4:2 = Luke 4:2, Matthew 21:18 = Mark 11:12). Luke casts the narrative by adopting the singular τῷ λίθω τούτῳ for οἱ λίθοι οὗτοι and ἄρτοι for ἄρτοι, Luke 4:3), Expresses the subtle nature of this temptation in a manner which is profoundly in keeping with all human experience (see F. ) There is something more in these words than an Expression of sympathy by a brother who has himself experienced deprivation and suffering (cf. Each of the writers Expressly states that it was the disciples who were plucking the ears of corn and not Jesus, though each commences the narrative by making Jesus the subject of the story (ἐπορεύθη ὁ Ἰησοῦς, κ. In these Express assurances we may see the profoundest explanation of the words of the Magnificat: ‘The hungry he hath filled with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away’ (Luke 1:53), which are but the echo of the words in which the Psalmist long before had clothed his experience (Psalms 107:9)
Bible, - 'The Psalms' being the first book in the third part, may have been used as a title to Express the whole of the division. ...
As to the text of the NEW TESTAMENTthere is no particular copy that claims any authority, though the Received Text (Elzevir, 1624) was for a long time treated 'as if an angel had compiled it,' as one Expressed it
Bosom - in Expressions like ‘the wife of thy bosom’ (Deuteronomy 13:6), ‘Naomi took the child and laid it in her bosom’ (Ruth 4:16), the first sense is evidently the proper one. First, the more important one as to the general meaning in each case of the Expression ‘in the bosom’ or ‘on the bosom. The Expression ‘Abraham’s bosom’ (Luke 16:22-23) has already been dealt with in its general eschatological signification (see art. ’ In this case the image of neighbours at a feast seems quite inappropriate, though some have suggested it; and it is in every way more suitable, in view of the whole purpose of the Prologue no less than the language of the immediate context, to take ‘in the bosom of the Father’ in that closer and more tender meaning in which in the OT the Expression is used to describe, whether literally or figuratively, the relation of a wife to her husband (Deuteronomy 13:6), or of a child to his father (Numbers 11:12) or mother (1 Kings 17:19). ’ Meyer insists on giving to εἰς its ordinary meaning of ‘direction towards,’ and so recognizes as the prominent element in the Expression the idea of having arrived at. He admits that ‘so far as the thing itself is concerned,’ the εἰς τὸν κόλπον of John 1:18 does not differ from the πρὸς τὸν θεόν of John 1:1, but maintains that in John 1:18, at all events, the Evangelist desires to Express the fullest fellowship with God, not before the Incarnation, but after the Ascension into glory
Africanus, Julius - Several fragments of the work of Africanus can be identified by Express quotations, either by Eusebius in his Praeparatio and Demonstratio Evangelii, or by other writers, in particular by Georgius Syncellus in his Chronographia. ...
It remains to speak of another work, the κεστοί , Expressly ascribed to Africanus by Eusebius ( H
Burial - " The parting kiss being given, the company rent their clothes, which was a custom of great antiquity, and the highest Expression of grief in the primitive ages. The funeral procession was attended by professional mourners, eminently skilled in the art of lamentation, whom the friends and relations of the deceased hired, to assist them in Expressing their sorrow. This appears to be confirmed by a prediction in the eighth chapter: "And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God; there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence;" they shall have none to lament and bewail; none to blow the funeral trump or touch the pipe and tabor; none to sing the plaintive dirge, or Express their hope of a blessed resurrection, in the strains of inspiration
People - (5) If He had chosen to do so, it would have been easy for Him to Express all the essential truths of His message to mankind in terms of ‘the people of God
Clean, Cleanness - Impure thoughts as the Expression of the mind can result in shameful activities (Mark 7:15 ) unless they are checked firmly, and bring disgrace to the individual concerned as well as harm to others. Thus murder was both a pollution of the land and a violation of the Decalogue's Express commands
Love - Salvation originates in the love of God, and that love found its fullest Expression in the cross of Jesus Christ (Matthew 14:14; Mark 10:21; Luke 7:13; John 3:16; John 15:13; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 2:4-7; Ephesians 5:25; 1 John 4:9; see also MERCY). Jesus Christ could perfectly Express God’s love, because he and the Father are bound together in a perfect unity in which each loves the other (John 3:35; John 10:30; John 14:21-231; John 15:9; John 17:24). Everything that God says or does is in some way an Expression of his love (1 John 4:8; 1 John 4:16). ...
Christians should accept whatever happens to them as being in some way an Expression of God’s love and as being in accordance with God’s purposes for them (Romans 8:28; see PROVIDENCE). God’s gift of his Son is the guarantee that all his other gifts will also be an Expression of his love (Romans 8:32)
People - (5) If He had chosen to do so, it would have been easy for Him to Express all the essential truths of His message to mankind in terms of ‘the people of God
Idol - Of the 19 Hebrew words for it and IMAGE many Express the abhorrence which idolatry deserves and the shame and sorrow of the idolater. ...
(5) bosheth , "shame": not merely shameful, but the essence of shame, bringing shame on its votaries and especially Expressing the obscenity of Baal's and Baal Peor's worship (Jeremiah 11:13; Hosea 9:10). "The Express image of the Father's person" is the incarnate God Jesus
Faith - Christians find their security and hope in God as revealed in Jesus Christ, and say "amen" to that unique relationship to God in the Holy Spirit through love and obedience as Expressed in lives of discipleship and service. These descriptions that Express a hope in God that involves patience and persistence are Expressions of faith. The term sums up all the ways by which people Express their relationship to God. The meaning of faith in the New Testament is then both a reflection of its continuity with the Old Testament and an Expression of its uniqueness in a different historical and cultural setting. When this same amazement is Expressed by the people in the synagogue in Jesus' hometown, it leads to offense and Jesus' comment on their lack of faith (Mark 6:1-6 ). ...
Jesus asserts, in a discussion with skeptical disciples, that power is available to all who have faith (Mark 11:23 ), and that prayer is one means for Expressing this faith (Romans 1:16-17 )
Children - Not only did He habitually exhibit sympathy with domestic life in all its phases, and particularly reverence for women and tenderness for children: and not only did He adopt the vocabulary of the family to Express the relations subsisting between Himself and His followers, and even as His choicest vehicle for conveying to them a vitalizing conception of their relations to God, ‘from whom,’ as that one of His servants who best represents His teaching in this aspect of it declares, ‘every family in heaven and on earth is named’ (Ephesians 3:15); but, deserting His customary reserve in dealing with social institutions, in the case of this one alone did He advance beyond general principles to specific legislation. ...
The tender love which the Hebrew parent bore to his child, and the absorbing interest with which he watched and guided its development, doubtless find partial Expression in the multiplicity of designations by which the several stages of childhood are marked in that pictorial language. The second chapter of Luke is thus in effect an Express history of the development of Jesus; and sums up in two comprehensive verses His entire growth from childhood to boyhood and from boyhood to manhood (Luke 2:40; Luke 2:52). The nobleman’s son at Capernaum, whose healing Jesus wrought as a second sign when He came out of Judaea into Galilee (John 4:46-54), was at least a ‘child’ (παῖς, John 4:51), for so the servants call him in cold sobriety; and probably was a ‘little child’ (John 4:49), although it is, of course, possible that on the lips of the father the diminutive Expresses tenderness of affection rather than of age. ’ Though the language, doubtless, rather Expresses His love for His flock than distributes it into constituent classes, we may be permitted to see in it also the richness of our Lord’s sympathy for the literal Iambs of His fold
Doctrines - They cannot therefore be rightly described as ‘doctrine’ in the technical sense of the word, and still less as ‘dogma,’ as that was understood by theologians of a later period; but rather as ‘apophthegms,’ to use the Expression by which the LXX Septuagint rendered the words of Deuteronomy 32:2, where Moses says of his teaching, ‘My doctrine shall drop as the rain. ’ This word ‘apophthegm,’ indeed, corresponds very nearly to the Expression τὰ λόγια, the sayings’ or ‘utterances ‘of which Papias speaks as forming the kernel of the Gospels, and which, according to that writer, were taken down by St. ...
The former of these Expressions is peculiar to the Gospel of Matthew. On the other hand, the peculiarly OT stamp which, though only by association, it bore, suggestive of Jewish theocratic ideas, would sufficiently account for the fact that in the other Gospels, specially designed to meet the wants of the Gentiles, to whom those ideas were strange and unfamiliar, it gave place to the alternative Expression, ‘Kingdom of God. Practically, however, the two Expressions mean the same thing. At the same time, they Express at most only different aspects of the same truth—Kingdom of Heaven, as the phrase occurs in the Gospels, denoting a condition of things in which God’s will is done on earth as it is done in heaven, while Kingdom of God refers more directly and specially to God as the Sovereign of that regenerated society which the Expression is used to describe. ...
A remarkable feature, indeed, of the Gospels is the fact that the essential Divinity of Christ, and even the Express doctrine of His Messiahship, appear to have been made in His public teaching the subject of gradual development rather than of direct and explicit teaching. For the rest, Jesus allowed the thought of His Divine claims to grow in the minds of His disciples, and it was not until within a few months of His death that Peter in their name confessed His Messiahship, when Jesus, in welcoming their faith, Expressly declared that it had come to them by revelation from God
Satan - The Son of God is manifested for the Express purpose of destroying the devil’s works ( 1 John 3:8 )
Lamentations - ...
So here he writes "lamentations" on the overthrow of the Jewish city and people, as Septuagint Expressly state in a prefatory verse, embodying probably much of the language of his original elegy on Josiah (Lamentations 2:20-21), and passing now to the more universal calamity, of which Josiah's sad death was the presage and forerunner. To Express this in a form suitable for use by his fellow countrymen was a relief by affording vent to his own deep sorrow; at the same time it was edifying to them to have an inspired form for giving legitimate Expression to theirs
Blood - The New Testament seeks to Express this meaning in two ways: (1) in the language of sacrifice, and (2) in language pertaining to the sphere of law
Idolatry - The Expression ‘queen of heaven’ in Jeremiah 7:18 ; Jeremiah 44:19 is obscure; but it probably points to this class of idolatry. Laws do but Express the highest sense of the community however deeply that sense may be quickened by Divine revelation whether those laws are viewed from the ethical or from the utilitarian standpoint
Proverbs, Book of - ...
“Sayings” which Express wise insights about reality are the primary forms in Proverbs 10:1-22:16 and Proverbs 25:1-29:27
God, Name of - ...
As God's image-bearer Adam imitated God's creative speech by naming the creation (Genesis 2:19-20 ): this naming gave Expression to the order in the universe and showed Adam's understanding of the character, place, and function of the animals. But Moses could experience the name and goodness of God, both of which Express the disposition of the divine nature to show mercy (v. A similar Expression is found twice in the Amarna letters from the second half of the second millennium b. " This Expression suggests both ownership and conquest. In Deuteronomy where the emphasis is on possessing the land and on Israel's covenant with God, Expressing God's presence through his "name" reminds the nation of his ownership and dominion
Joy - ‘glorying,’ the exalted feeling in which the consciousness of the spiritual worth of the religious subject in its association with and subserviency to the glory of God Expresses itself (for this conception cf. Most frequently this specific kind of joy is Expressed in connexion with the idea of καυχᾶσθαι, ‘to glory’ (cf. The Apostle runs his course with joy (Acts 20:24 [5]); rejoices exceedingly over the obedience of believers (Romans 16:19); though sorrowful, yet is always rejoicing in his work (2 Corinthians 6:10); overflows with joy on account of his converts (2 Corinthians 7:4); makes his supplication with joy on their behalf (Philippians 1:4); their progress in love and harmony makes full his joy (Philippians 2:2); he rejoices in the prospect of being offered upon the sacrifice and service of their faith (Philippians 2:17); rejoices in his sufferings for their sake (Colossians 1:24); feels that no thanksgiving can adequately Express his joy before God on their account (1 Thessalonians 3:9)
Priest - But it is the blessed consideration to the church, that the personal and peculiar fitness of the Lord Jesus, and the fulness of fitness in him, and in him only, is what endears him both to JEHOVAH and to his people in this Express office of character. But that the church might not err in their explanation of those things it is worthy our closest regard, that God the Holy Ghost hath Expressly taught us that all these were by faith. He is the fountain of all order in his church; and all true believers in Christ are Expressly said to be made by him both kings and priests unto God and the Father, agreeably to JEHOVAH'S ancient, promise to the true Israel: "Ye shall be unto a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation
Claim - —The term Expresses a twofold relationship, either to a claim as advanced and enforced or as accepted and complied with. ’ The message of religious teaching had dropt its preface, ‘Thus saith the Lord,’ and had come to Express the contention of a sect, the presentation of a view, the quotation of hearer from hearer
Athens - He did not spend his leisure in Athens, any more than Luther in Rome, in appraising the masterpieces of plastic and dramatic article They were both ‘provoked’* [2] ) is a noble attempt to find common ground with the Athenian philosophers, an appreciation of what was highest in their religion, an Expression of sympathy with their sincere agnosticism, an appeal to that groping, innate sense of spiritual realities, that universal instinct of monotheism, which lead to the true God who is near to all men, and who, though unseen, is no longer unknown
Begotten - They who are new born in Christ, are Expressly said to be born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (See Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 1:5; John 1:14; Joh 3:16; Joh 18:1; Joh 4:9; Psalms 2:7) And some have supposed, that these Expressions refer to the eternal generation of the Son of God as God. The eternal generation of the Son of God as God, is declared in Scripture as a most blessed reality; and as such, forms an Express article of our faith. Hence, (according to my view of things) nothing plainer than that in those Expressions of the begotten and only begotten of the Father, is not the least reference to the eternal generation of the Son of God; but those, and the like of Scripture, respect only the person of the Jesus in his character and office of Mediator. (Philemon 1:1:10) But whatever the apostle meant by the Expression, certain it is, that the act of the new creation, as the act of the old, is wholly of the Lord. (See 1 Peter 1:3; 1 John 5:1; 1Jn 5:18) And, perhaps it would be no difficult matter to shew, that the apostle did not mean what some have supposed, that when he used those Expressions, he considered himself as their spiritual father
Cerinthus, Opponent of Saint John - ) to call him who gave the law "not good," though the epithet may have been intended to Express a charge of ethical narrowness rather than an identification of the Lawgiver with the πονηρός of Marcion
Euphemius, Patriarch of Constantinople - His successor Gelasius immediately announced his elevation to the emperor Anastasius, but took no notice of Euphemius, who had written at once to Express his congratulations, and his desire for peace and for the reunion of the churches
Timotheus - Paul addressed two epistles; in the first of which he calls him his "own son in the faith," 1 Timothy 1:2 ; from which Expression it is inferred that St. In no one of these epistles does he Express any apprehension for his life; and in the two last mentioned we have seen that, on the contrary, he Expresses a confident hope of being soon liberated; but in this epistle he holds a very different language: "I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand
Dead - These superstitious practices were Expressly forbidden in their law: "Ye are the children of the Lord your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. Such a violent Expression of sorrow is exemplified in the conduct of Ezra, which he thus describes:...
"And when I heard this thing I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head, and of my beard, and sat down astonied,"...
Ezra 9:3 . The Greeks, and other nations around them, Expressed the violence of their sorrow in the same way; for in Homer, Ulysses and his companions, bewailing the death of Elpenor, howled and plucked off their hair. To sit in sackcloth and ashes, was a frequent Expression of mourning in the oriental regions; and persons overwhelmed with grief, and unable to sustain the weight of their calamities, often threw themselves upon the earth, and rolled in the dust; and the more dirty the ground was, the better it served to defile them, and to Express their sorrow and dejection
Reconciliation - The Expressions "reconciliation" and "making peace" necessarily suppose a previous state of hostility between God and man, which is reciprocal. It is, indeed, a sad and humbling truth, and one which the Socinians in their discussions on the natural innocence of man are not willing to admit that by the infection of sin "the carnal mind is enmity to God," that human nature is malignantly hostile to God and to the control of his law; but this is far from Expressing the whole of that relation of man in which, in Scripture, he is said to be at enmity with God, and so to need a reconciliation, the making of peace between God and him. ...
But that there is no truth in the notion, that reconciliation means no more than our laying aside our enmity to God, may also be shown from several Express passages. Here the manner of this reconciliation is Expressly said to be, not our laying aside our enmity, but the non-imputation of our trespasses to us by God; in other words, the pardoning of our offences and restoring us to favour. The promise, on God's part, to do this, is Expressive of his previous reconciliation to the world by the death of Christ; for our actual reconciliation is distinguished from this by what follows, "and hath committed to us the ministry of reconciliation," by virtue of which all men were, by the Apostles, entreated and besought to be reconciled to God. Thus, then, for us to be reconciled to God is to avail ourselves of the means by which the anger of God toward us is to be appeased, which the New Testament Expressly declares to be meritoriously "the sin-offering" of Him "who knew no sin," and instrumentally, as to each individual personally, "faith in his blood
Omniscience - Socrates, as well as other philosophers, could Express themselves well, so long as they Expressed themselves generally, on this subject
Assyria - Sometimes in Express words the king of Assyria is said to be summoned as the Lord's executioner, and the desolation he should cause is vividly depicted
Ecclesiastes - ]'>[1] , in which it was an attempt to Express the Heb
Psalms, Book of, - Among these they recognize the ordinance of sacrifice as in Expression of the worshipper's consecration of himself to God's service. But not the less do they repudiate the outward rite when separated from that which it was designed to Express
Purity (2) - Historically, the idea has undergone great changes, and the terms by which it has been Expressed have been applied to very different qualities, which to-day we should classify as physical, ceremonial, and moral purity,—qualities which have nothing necessarily in common. ...
There are two groups of words by which purity is Expressed, alike in the Greek and in the English NT, though these do not answer strictly each to each. ...
The important point is to observe how Christ altered the significance of καθαρός and its cognates, correcting and deepening the idea of purity which they served to Express. ’ Here the Evangelist Expressly notes that the saying ‘makes all foods clean. ’ And other passages show the same teaching if less fully Expressed: e. Peter’s words, ‘cleansing their hearts by faith’ (Acts 15:9); while in Luke 11:24-26 || it is Expressly taught that a merely negative purity of heart, due to the extrusion or exclusion of evil, is hopeless, and ‘the last state of that man becometh worse than the first
Jeremiah - The "princes," including doubtless some of Josiah's counselors or their sons, interposed in his behalf (Jeremiah 26:16), appealing to Micah's case, who had uttered a like prophecy in Hezekiah's reign with impunity; adding the implication which they durst not Express, that though Urijah who prophesied similarly was brought back from his flight into Egypt, and slain by Jehoiakim, yet that the notorious prostration of the state showed that evil, not good, is the result of such persecutions. Sheshach (which, on the Kabalistic system of making the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet Express the first, would be Babel) is supposed to prove his using that mystic system (Jeremiah 25:26); but in Jeremiah 51:41 there can be no design of concealment, for he mentions Expressly Babylon; the word is rather from Shech the Babylonian goddess, during whose feast Cyrus took the city
Thecla - Jerome while still more emphatic in condemning the book Expressly names her as a virgin saint. But this is mere conjecture; and, moreover, one which, while professedly based on Tertullian's authority, substitutes for his Express statement an essentially different one. Tertullian, writing of a matter on which he was apparently well informed, and which was recent, is surely a competent witness; and his testimony is Express, that the author of the Acts was deposed from the presbyterate, not because the teaching of his book was heretical, but because its narrative was an imposture
Ten Commandments - This, being in their view the larger part, might be used to Express the whole
Sol'Omon - (1 Kings 1:13 ) The words which were spoken somewhat later Express, doubtless, the purpose which guided him throughout
Trinity - Their concern was not to set out in systematic form the character and activities of the persons of the Trinity, but to Express the relationship that Christians have with God
Episcopacy - That the word may only signify great numbers, and may not be intended to Express that there were several times ten thousand, in an exact and literal sense: compare Luke, ch. It is allowed that in succeeding ages, the difference between bishops and presbyters came to be more and more magnified, and various churches came under the care of the same bishop: nevertheless, Jerom does Expressly speak of bishops and presbyters as of the same order; and Gregory Nazianzen speaks of the great and affecting distinction made between ministers in prerogative of place, and other tyrannical privileges (as he calls them, ) as a lamentable and destructive thing
Fall - The serpent claimed that the phrases “your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:5 ) are God's reasons for giving the prohibitive command; in reality, these phrases Express the human reasons for breaking the command. Some readers question why death did not come “on that day” as God had apparently promised (Genesis 2:17 ), but the Hebrew Expression may mean simply “when” (NIV; compare REB)
Psalms, Book of - The issue for the reader and interpreter of the psalms is to appreciate the artistry of a poet which created and crafted timeless poetic Expressions which fit into many contexts of worship or an individual's life situation in different cultures and traditions. ...
A lament is Expressed both by the community (for example, 44; 74; 79) and by the individual (22; 38; 39; 41; 54). They are Expressions of joy and are fuller forms of the lament's vow of praise. Psalms of confidence Express trust in God's care for and leadership of His people
Language of Christ - All we can safely infer is that the Evangelists, when writing in Greek, employed a version which had acquired considerable authority by usage, to Express the quotations they recorded. But other non-Greek Expressions are recorded in connexions which lend them a much greater significance
Polytheism - Among many savage tribes there are no words but for objects of external sense: is it surprising that such people are incapable of Expressing their religious perceptions, or any perception of internal sense? The conviction that men have of superior powers, in every country where there are words to Express it, is so well vouched, that, in fair reasoning, it ought to be taken for granted among the few tribes where language is deficient
Goodness (Human) - The conception of ‘goodness,’ while not excluding, and even presupposing, on objective standard of this kind, does not in itself Express it
Gelasius (1) i, Bishop of Rome - Euphemius, however, wrote twice to Gelasius, Expressing a strong desire for reconciliation between the churches, and a hope that Gelasius would, through condescension and a spirit of charity, be able to restore concord. This letter is noteworthy as containing a distinct Expression of the view taken by Gelasius of the relations between the ecclesiastical and civil jurisdictions. Nay, the purpose of synods is spoken of as being simply to Express the assent of the church at large to what the pope had already decreed and what was therefore already binding. ...
Two other works are attributed to Gelasius in which views are Expressed not easily reconciled with those of his successors
Psalms, Book of - It Expresses sentiments produced by the Spirit of Christ, whether of prayer, sorrow, confession, or praise, in the hearts of God's people, in which the ways of God are developed, and become known, with their blessed issue, to the faithful. The writers do not merely relate what others did and felt, but Expressed what was passing through their own souls. The piety that the Psalms breathe is always edifying, and the deep confidence in God Expressed in them under trial and sorrow has cheered the heart of God's saints at all times. The writers were not Christians, and could not Express christian experience; though their piety, their confidence in God , and the spirit of praise may often be the language of a Christian, and even put a Christian to shame. In Psalm 88 is the bitter cry of a soul Expressive of being subject under a broken law to the wrath of God; and in Psalm 89 praise is rendered for Jehovah's unchangeable covenant with David, extending to the Holy One of Israel as their King
Dominion (2) - ’ The same idea is Expressed in a similar passage in Luke (Luke 22:25), which gives Christ’s words at the Last Supper with reference to the dispute among His disciples as to precedence, by the simple verb κυριεύουσιν, ‘exercise lordship over’ ( Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘have lordship over’). The passages quoted from the Synoptics illustrate a characteristic feature of the Gospels, the manner in which they represent Jesus as postponing the assertion of His kingly rights, and, in connexion with this, the Express teaching which they attribute to Him as to the nature of the dominion which He claimed. ...
Lordship (κυριότης) was Expressly claimed by Him even in connexion with His state of humiliation
Bishop, Elder, Presbyter - In one sense, forms are unessential; the realities which the forms Express are the things which matter
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'Ephes is used to Express “non-existence” primarily in poetry, where it appears chiefly as a synonym of ‘ayin (“none, nothing”). In one instance, 'ephes is used Expressing the “non-existence” of a person or thing and is translated “not” or “no”: “Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God unto him?” ( Arms - To gird and to arm are synonymous words in Scripture; for those who are said to be able to put on armour are, according to the Hebrew and the Septuagint, girt with a girdle; and hence comes the Expression of "girding to the battle," 1 Kings 20:11 ; Isaiah 8:9 ; 2 Samuel 22:40 ; 1 Samuel 18:4 . There is Express mention of this military girdle, where it is recorded that Jonathan, to assure David of his entire love and friendship by some visible pledges, stripped himself not only of his usual garments, but of his military habiliments, his sword, bow, and girdle, and gave them to David
Joannes ii, Bishop of Jerusalem - The pope, with fulsome Expressions of esteem for John, bids him put such fears away and judge Rufinus for himself. Augustine, in his work against Julianus, records the decision of this council, which was favourable to Pelagius, but considers his acquittal due to uncertainties occasioned by difference of language, which enabled Pelagius to Express himself in seemingly orthodox words; and both in this work and in his letter to John he treats John as a brother-bishop whom he holds in high esteem
Nationality - And these advances were no accommodation to the popular feeling; they were the Expression of His own patriotic consciousness. ’ They perceived that the use of current speech and even contemporary ideals was compatible with a more perfect independence of their limitations than the most antagonistic and revolutionary attitude could Express
Peace (2) - uses it to describe how Jesus put the Sadducees to silence (Matthew 22:34); and in the parable of the Wedding Garment it is used (Matthew 22:12) to Express the speechless condition to which the intruder was reduced when challenged by the king (cf. It is in this way that we are to understand Expressions like ‘Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace’ (Luke 2:29), ‘his goods are in peace’ (Luke 11:21), ‘the things which belong unto thy peace’ (Luke 19:42)
Pre-Eminence - —The Expression is St. The letter to Philemon is saturated with the conception Expressed by the phrase ‘in Christ,’ which indeed forms the basis and strength of St. Paul’s mind these ideas are bound up inseparably with Him, and the probability is that he meant to Express them in the full title—the Lord Jesus Christ—which he so frequently employs. The Church is His body (1 Corinthians 12:27), of which, though not Expressly stated, Christ must be the Head (cf. His universal Lordship is declared in Romans 9:5; Romans 14:9; His Sonship in Galatians 1:16; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 4:4-6 and Romans 1:4; Romans 5:10; Romans 8:3; Romans 8:32; His Deity implicitly in Galatians 1:1; Galatians 1:10-12 (in the contrast between Him and man), and Expressly in Romans 9:5. May this not be the idea here also? Linguistic usage permits; for the priest was said ‘to cleanse’ the leper when he officially pronounced him ‘clean’; so may it not be that the thought in Acts 13:33 is that in the Resurrection God formally declared Jesus to be His begotten Son? On the other hand, the occurrence of the term ‘justified’ (Acts 13:39) shows how precarious a procedure it is to assert development of doctrine according to the occurrence or non-occurrence of a particular Expression in brief letters addressed to different local conditions
Job, Theology of - Since Job perceives of God as unjust and inaccessible, he Expresses a desire for an impartial mediator (9:33—Heb. ...
In 19:25 Job Expresses his confidence in his living redeemer. By again using the legal metaphor, Job Expresses his conviction that he would be vindicated as innocent (which in an earthly lawsuit would require a vindicator or legal advocate). ...
Thus, Job Expresses confidence of seeing God after death (19:26). Yet the book also teaches that we may ask honest questions of God when we do not understand "why?" (3:11-20; 10:18; 13:24; 24:1-12) or even Express strong emotions such as bitterness (7:11; 10:1) or anger. Since Satan cannot inflict suffering without God's Express permission (1:12; 2:6), believers can find strength from the assurance that God sovereignly limits Satan's evil activities
Birth of Christ - ]'>[1] More recently Sanday has emphasized the same argument, more especially in relation to the Benedictus, in which he finds quite a piling up of Expressions characteristic of the old popular Messianic expectation; the first five or six verses are quite sufficient to mark this essentially pre-Christian character (Critical Questions, p. But in this case we have to assume that the Greek Luke, or some unknown writer, was able to transfer himself in thought to a time when Jewish national hopes, which were shattered by the ate of the capital, were still vividly cherished in Jewish circles, and that he was able to Express those hopes in the popular language current at the date of our Lord’s birth with a marked absence of any later Christian conceptions. Luke 17:4; Luke 17:8; Luke 17:23, full of Jewish thought and expectation, Expressing the hopes of the times at which it purports to be written, but scarcely such as would have been invented by a Christian composer. Luke are Express in placing the birth of Christ at Bethlehem of Judaea. But there is no reason for supposing that the writer of the Fourth Gospel was himself unaware of our Lord’s birth at Bethlehem, because he Expresses the popular expectation of the ignorant multitude
Anger (2) - There is a certain arbitrariness in trying to systematize the teaching of Jesus on this or on any other subject, but most of the matter can be introduced if we examine (1) the occasions on which Jesus Himself is represented as being angry; (2) those in which He Expresses His judgment on moral questions with a vehemence which is undoubtedly inspired by indignation; and (3) those in which He gives Express teaching about anger. Yet His indignation was Expressed in one indignant glance (περιβλεψάμενος, aorist), while it was accompanied by a deep pain, which did not pass away (συνλυπούμενος, present), over the hardening of their heart. The occasions on which Jesus Expresses His judgment on moral questions with a vehemence which is undoubtedly inspired by indignation. —Every moral judgment, of course, contains feeling it is not merely the Expression of assent or dissent but of consent or resentment. Something may further be learned from the passages in which Jesus gives Express teaching about anger. What it does exclude is the selfish anger which is an alternative to love, not the Divine resentment which is a mode of love, and Expresses its sense of the reality of wrong. ’ But though it is difficult, it need not be impossible that the wrath which a man feels, and under the impulse of which he Expresses himself, should be, not ‘the wrath of man,’ but a Divine resentment of evil. fell from human lips, but they are the Expression and the instrument of the jealousy of God. In the last two it has been explained as Expressing Jesus’ sense of the indignity of death; He resented, as something not properly belonging to the Divine idea of the world, such experiences as He was confronted with on the way to the grave of Lazarus
Novatianus And Novatianism - then discusses the anthropomorphic Expressions of the Scriptures laying down that "such things were said about God indeed but they are not to be imputed to God but to the people. But Novatian was the first to make the treatment of the lapsed the Express ground of schism. An Expression uttered by Chrysostom in reference to their peculiar views about sin after baptism, "Approach [3] though you may have repented a thousand times," led to a literary controversy between him and the learned and witty Sisinnius, Novatianist bp. Basil, though hesitating on grounds similar to those of Cyprian to recognize their baptism, concludes in its favour on the Express ground that it was for the advantage and profit of the populace that it should be received (Basil, Ep
Weights And Measures - For estimating area, and especially land there is no evidence that the Jews used any special system of square measures but they were content to Express by the cubit the length and breadth of the surface to be measured ( Numbers 35:4,5 ; Ezekiel 40:27 ) or by the reed
Esther - The absence of the name of GOD is unique to this book; the Song of Solomon similarly has no Express mention of GOD. The design apparently was, in the absence of the visible theocracy while God's people were under the pagan world power, that the historic facts should speak for themselves with Expressive silence (just as the book of nature does: Psalm 19; Romans 1:20), attesting God's providence even when God hid His name and verbal manifestation
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Old Testament Expressions The word “faith” occurs in the Old Testament only twice in the KJV, eighteen times in the RSV, and sixteen times in the NIV. Aman Expresses the idea of stability and steadfastness in this form and is translated as standing firm ( Job 39:24 , RSV; Isaiah 7:9 NIV), or “to trust” (a person) or “to believe” (a statement). ” They do so in order to Express the understanding of God's relation to humanity that has grown out of the New Testament. ...
New Testament Expressions The Greek noun, pistis (faith), is related to the verb pisteuo (I have faith, trust, believe). ” In this period belief in the existence of the gods of the Greek pantheon would be Expressed with the verb nomizo (to think, believe, hold, consider). John Expressed a similar understanding of faith in Luke 6:29 and Luke 14:1 where people are called to have faith in the Christ
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The covenant of works is that whereby God requires perfect obedience from his creatures, in such a manner as to make no Express provision for the pardon of offences, committed against the precepts of it on the repentance of such offenders, but pronounces a sentence of death upon them, Genesis 2:1-25 : Galatians 4:24
Ransom (2) - ’ The idea, however, is implicit in the verb (λυτροῦμαι) and nouns (λυτρωτής, λύτρωσις, ἀπολύτρωσις) used to Express the thought and fact of redemption (see Redemption). This theory, connected in the early Church with Origen and Gregory of Nyssa (though Origen, at least, frequently Expresses himself in a quite contrary sense), prevailed extensively in the Middle Ages, but never really stood alone, or gained ascendency over the abler minds
Light And Darkness - Apart from the literal and ordinary uses of the words ‘light’ (φῶς) and ‘darkness’ (σκότος, σκοτία), they are frequently employed in metaphorical senses, and especially either in Express combination and contrast or with a reference to each other that is latent but implied. The author of Hebrews uses the Expression ‘enlightened’ (φωτισθέντες) to denote those who have had experience of the Christian salvation (Hebrews 6:4, Hebrews 10:32), by which he implies that before tasting of the heavenly gift they were in a condition of spiritual darkness
Benediction - ’ In the NT this second kind of benediction is Expressed by εὐχαριστεῖν, ‘give thanks,’ as well as by εὐλογεῖν. Christ’s farewell to His disciples before His ascension was Expressed in words of blessing (Luke 24:50 f. But in any circumstances benedictions were appropriate as Expressions of goodwill (cf. ...
εὐλογημένος (= בָדוּךְ) in formulas of blessing may, be understood to Express a wish, ‘Blessed be thou. —The practice of uttering benedictions on God is a highly characteristic Expression of Jewish religious life. also the parallel Expressions in 1 Corinthians 14:16). The Expression ‘cup … which we bless’ means simply ‘cup for which we give thanks,’ over which we pronounce our benediction
Abram - By this Express act of divine grace, Abraham and Sarah, both possessed in their name an everlasting symbol, or token of JEHOVAH'S glorious favour
Socinians - Having left his native country, he visited Poland; and finally he settled in it for the Express purpose of propagating his own peculiar views of religious truth
Angel - These are all intended not to Express any exact number, but indefinitely a very large one
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In London, and some of the other cities and great towns in England, places of public worship have been opened, for the Express purpose of preaching the preceding doctrines
Isaiah - The prophet, after predicting the liberation of the Jews from their severe captivity in Babylon, and their restoration to their own country, Ezekiel 28:1-3 , introduces a chorus of them, Expressing their surprise and astonishment at the sudden downfall of Babylon, and the great reverse of fortune that had befallen the tyrant, who, like his predecessors, had oppressed his own, and harassed the neighbouring kingdoms. These oppressed kingdoms, or their rulers, are represented under the image of the fir trees and the cedars of Libanus, which is frequently used to Express any thing in the political or religious world that is supereminently great and majestic: the whole earth shouts for joy; the cedars of Libanus utter a severe taunt over the fallen tyrant, and boast their security now he is no more, Ezekiel 28:4-8
Benediction - ’ In the NT this second kind of benediction is Expressed by εὐχαριστεῖν, ‘give thanks,’ as well as by εὐλογεῖν. Christ’s farewell to His disciples before His ascension was Expressed in words of blessing (Luke 24:50 f. But in any circumstances benedictions were appropriate as Expressions of goodwill (cf. ...
εὐλογημένος (= בָדוּךְ) in formulas of blessing may, be understood to Express a wish, ‘Blessed be thou. —The practice of uttering benedictions on God is a highly characteristic Expression of Jewish religious life. also the parallel Expressions in 1 Corinthians 14:16). The Expression ‘cup … which we bless’ means simply ‘cup for which we give thanks,’ over which we pronounce our benediction
Praise (2) - —Both in the OT and the NT the predominant idea of ‘praise’ is that of a tribute of homage in utterance, publicly Expressed and rendered to God by His creatures. —In Jewish worship the element of praise occupies a dominant place, and has received rich and manifold Expression. ’...
In the Synagogue Liturgy the element of praise has received splendid Expression. As the spontaneous Expression of a pure religious instinct, this would naturally be encouraged by Him whenever He met with it. He dispenses praise in a manner implying a unique claim to appraise and publicly Express moral judgments on human character: in this way He Expresses His approbation of John the Baptist (Matthew 11:11), all acts of faith (Matthew 8:10; Matthew 9:22; Matthew 15:28; Matthew 16:8, Luke 7:9), good and loyal service (Matthew 25:11; Matthew 25:23, Luke 19:17), all generosity of gift (Mark 12:43; Mark 14:6), self-devotion (Luke 10:41), prudence (Luke 16:8)
Regeneration - This is not to say that Christianity borrowed its ideas from paganism at the same time that it felt the most intense revulsion against the idolatries, but only that certain common religious thought-forms concerning miraculous purifications and transformations were current, and Christianity inevitably Expressed its own new-born faith in the language of the day. ...
The examination of the NT documents may well begin with Jesus’ teaching in the Synoptics, then proceed to the Book of Acts as presenting the external manifestations of the early Christian experience with the interpretations that were current in the Church, and then to the writings that more clearly Express the personal contributions of the great spiritual leaders. The striking figure used of the Prodigal, who was alive after being morally dead, is only a strong Expression of the happy result when the foolish sinner ‘came to himself. He was probably not conscious of attempting a philosophical explanation, but was using the currently conceived antagonism between flesh and spirit to Express the fact of his own experience and observation
Regeneration (2) - The figure is an apt and obvious one to Express the completeness of the change which takes place when the non-Christian becomes a Christian; but it is tempting to press it, and it has been pressed in the most inconsiderate fashion. ...
The word ‘regeneration’ occurs in Authorized Version only in Matthew 19:28, Titus 3:5 (παλινγενεσία), and the figure of a new or second birth is most distinctly Expressed in our Lord’s conversation with Nicodemus, John 3 (γεννηθῆναι ἄνωθεν). To see the real basis for the figure of the new birth, it is necessary to go back to the teaching of Jesus in the Synoptics, and to look at it in its substance and not merely in its formal Expression. If we find this idea in the teaching of Jesus, we find what is meant by regeneration, even though that figure should not Expressly appear. Further, though it is not put Expressly in this form in the Synoptics, the ‘newness,’ which is the point to be emphasized, does break through in various ways. It contains all that is meant by regeneration, but it does not use that figure to Express it. But the newness of Christianity is nowhere more strongly felt and Expressed than in this book. It is usually the dignity and privileges of this relation to God on which Paul lays stress, and these are suggested by υἱός; but he has also the sense of the kinship to God which it involves, and this is Expressed by τέκνον. He says Expressly in Colossians 2:12 that in this ordinance we are raised with Christ ‘through faith in the working of God who raised him from the dead. No experience is described or demanded in it which has not already come before us independently; the new birth is only a new figure which gives vivid and suggestive Expression to a truth which Jesus Himself in the Synoptic record, and the Apostles in their writings, have already Expressed in other forms
Sexuality, Human - But the biblical pattern for marriage is described as being "one flesh, " a term patterned after Expressions used to describe genetic relationships of the closest order (Genesis 29:14 ; 37:27 ; 2 Samuel 5:1 ; 16:11 ; 19:12-13 ; 2 Samuel 13:11-143 ; 2 Kings 20:18 ; 1 Chronicles 11:1 ; 2 Chronicles 6:9 ; Isaiah 39:7 ; 49:26 ; 58:7 ). In describing a marriage, the word does not Expressly portray sexual relations, but speaks to the deep and intimate bonds that give sanction to any functional marriage and that are to undergird sexual activity conducted within it. A number of references Express fondling that is overtly erotic (7:7-8; Express sexual intercourse: (1) sakab [ Leviticus 20:11-13,18 , 20 ; Deuteronomy 27:20-23 ), the word yada [ Judges 19:25 ). Bestiality, practiced to some extent in every ancient rural society and known from Egyptian, Canaanite, and Hittite sources, is condemned in Scripture (Exodus 22:19 ; Leviticus 20:15-16 ; Deuteronomy 27:21 ) for much the same reason as is homosexuality: in the Edenic narrative the possibility of a sexually bonded liaison with an animal is Expressly ruled out (Genesis 2:20 ). Bestiality rejects the human sexual partner God has ordained in favor of an animal that the Edenic narrative has Expressly rejected. If the initial sexual act is that which consummates the marriage whereby two now become "one flesh, " it is reasonable to conclude that this represents a "channelizing" or confinement of all sexual activity to Expressions that reinforce the solidarity of the marital union
Second Coming of Christ - Paul can Express his trust in Christ and Express his conviction "that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day" (2 Timothy 1:12 ). ...
Sometimes this is Expressed in terms of hope. This may be Expressed in terms of confidence for believers, and there are many passages that speak of their final state. The thought of Jesus' second coming dominates Revelation with its vivid imagery Expressing the certainty of his return and the transformation of all things when that happens
Immanuel - The name Immanuel itself, Expressing the conviction that God was with His people, might, of course, be harmonized with either verse, it gains significance only on account of the distress in which the name was given, the mother’s faith is a sign only when experience seems to contradict it. Not only so, but a little later, in the public exhibition on a tablet of the word Maher-shalal-hash-baz, and nearly a year later in the giving of this name to his newborn son, he Expressed his faith in the overthrow of the coalition. Just as the names of Isaiah’s two children Express, the one his doctrine of the remnant, the other his certainty that Syria and Ephraim would be overthrown, so the name Immanuel Expresses the mother’s conviction that God is with His people. This will be a sign, for it will Express a faith which triumphs over the appearance of imminent disaster. In its original meaning ‘it Expresses the fact that the great mythic mother-goddess was independent of the marriage tie’ (p
Arius, Followers of - It rejected the Expression ὁμοούσιον , but it as emphatically rejected Arianism by declaring the Son to be unchangeable and unalterable, and by adding that He was "the Image of the essence, the power, the will, and the glory of the Father. Hilary, it may be added, admits the force of some semi-Arian objections to the word ὁμοούσιον , and suggests certain Express limitations of its meaning. It is marked by the first attempt to make a distinction between οὐσία and ὑπόστασις —terms which had hitherto been regarded as synonymous—and to use the former as indicating the nature which is common to beings of the same order, while the latter was used to Express the diversities between these possessors of a common nature. The Homoeans, under the leadership of Acacius of Caesarea in Cappadocia, condemned the Expressions ὁμοούσιον and ὁμοιούσιον , but anathematized the Expression ἀνόμοιον . He had even seemed inclined, for a moment, to admit the orthodoxy of the Expression ὁμοιούσιον
Psalms - the Expression of their pious feelings called forth by the word of God. They are a treasury from which we can draw the inner experiences of Old Testament saints and Express our corresponding feelings, under like circumstances, in their divinely sanctioned language of praise and prayer. So David felt it unnecessary to Express "Jehovah," because He was unquestionably Israel's God; it was only contested whether He was Elohim. Latterly when the falsely called Elohim of surrounding nations began to be honoured in Israel the term gave place to Jehovah for Expressing the true God
Book - But the word translated open, in reference to the evidence, or book which was open, ( 1 Samuel 3:7 ; 1 Samuel 3:21 ; Daniel 2:19 ; Daniel 2:30 ; Daniel 10:1 ,) signifies the revealing of future events to the minds of men by a divine agency; and it is particularly used in the book of Esther, Esther 8:13 , to Express a book's making known the decree of an earthly king. Job Expresses his wish not only that his words were written, but also written in a book, from which they should not be blotted out, nay, still farther, graven in a rock, the most permanent mode of recording them, and especially if the engraved letters were filled with lead; or the rock was made to receive leaden tablets, the use of which was known among the ancients. ]'>[3] Frequently an individual sent his literary labours to some illustrious man, as a present, strena, [4] munusculum; [5] or he prefixed his name to it, for the sake of giving him a proof of friendship or regard, by means of this Express and particular direction of his work
Personality - Thus, for popular purposes, personality may be Expressed in terms of character. They are only modes of the soul’s self-expression. ’ The sense of liberty therein Expressed is an essential element of personality, and through the intuition of the soul it has held its own as an assertion of free will in spite of the affirmations of reason respecting the will of God (in theology) or the laws of nature (in science). It moves throughout in the region of the man himself, in his self-consciousness and self-determination, and finds its highest Expression in the Divine passion for the soul and the human hunger for God. ’ His psychological Expressions do not travel beyond the accepted antitheses of soul and body, flesh and spirit, using the first to Express simply the two elements in man’s nature (Matthew 10:28), and the second to emphasize their distinction in origin (John 3:6) and divergence in character (Mark 14:38). ...
Although the word ‘spirit’ (πνεῦμα) is reserved in the Gospels chiefly for super- or sub-human agencies, it is also used indifferently as a synonym for ψυχή or ‘soul,’ to Express the region of the inner life where the feelings especially have full play. ’ But for the final Expression of this profound truth we turn to the words of our Saviour in His intercessory prayer: ‘I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one (εἰς ἕν) … that the love wherewith thou lovedst me may be in them, and I in them’ (John 17:23; John 17:26). Thus it was the message in which Christ first Expressed the meaning of the Fatherhood (Mark 2:5), and which He ever delighted to bring to the children who felt themselves farthest from home (Luke 15:4; Luke 15:32)
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Some laws of purity Express ethical lessons
Canon of the New Testament - All four make some Express references to New Testament Scripture
Sacrifice - From earliest times people Expressed their devotion to God through presenting to him offerings and sacrifices. Some sacrifices Expressed thanks, as people presented to God the best of their crops or animals (Genesis 4:4; Genesis 8:20). ...
The peace offering Expressed fellowship, a truth demonstrated in the meal that accompanied it. They still provided a means of communication by which repentant sinners could approach God, Express their repentance and ask God’s forgiveness
God - The reality of God is always much greater than human minds can understand or Express. All else begins and ends as an Expression of the will of God, but God has always existed and will always continue to exist. God's love is Expressed as His mercy in forgiving sinners and in rescuing or blessing those who do not deserve His attention. His love is Expressed in grace, the love and power of God reaching to those who do not deserve His blessing. The love of God finds supreme Expression as Father. ...
God's righteousness Expresses itself in many ways ( Exodus 2:23-25 ; Joshua 23:1-16 ; Psalm 71:14-21 ; Isaiah 51:5-8 ; Acts 10:34-35 ; Romans 3:5-26 ). He opposes evil through personal Expressions of His wrath, anger, judgment, punishment, and jealousy. It Expresses the diversity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit in the midst of the unity of God's being
Chronicles, the Books of - The names of the scribes before the restoration Express the national hope at the time (1 Chronicles 3:19-20): Hananiah (Jehovah's grace); Berechiah (Jehovah's blessing); Hasadiah (Jehovah's mercy); Jushab-hesed ("mercy returns"
Illustrations - Farrar speaks of ‘that kind metaphorical method of Expression which our Blessed Lord adopted. ’ The thought there is of a stress put upon His mind through a sympathetic accommodation to His simple unlearned hearers, as though He first had a thought, and then searched for some simple familiar picture to Express it
Reconciliation - Paul’s doctrine from the Gospels, yet see in ‘reconciliation,’ at least as relates to man, the truest Expression for the end of Christ’s mission. Propitiation, in the OT, no doubt, effected a reconciliation, and, in the NT, reconciliation is made by atonement; but the ideas Expressed by the words are nevertheless distinct. Paul, as in other NT writers, a considerable range of words and phrases which Express the same idea, e. The general meaning of the Pauline Expressions is well brought out in such a passage as Romans 5:10 ‘If, when we were enemies (ἐχθροί), we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son,’ etc. Paul’s Expressions by the majority of exegetes, is the only one which fully satisfies the connexion of the Apostle’s thought
Poetry - The first relates to knowing how to determine whether an Expression is a figure of speech. In other words, should the Expression be taken "literally" (many interpreters prefer either the word "normal" or "plain") or "figuratively"? The second matter concerns the proper interpretation of the figure once it is identified as such. ...
It would be misleading to imply that one can always know without the slightest uncertainty if an Expression is a figure. One of the biggest misunderstandings at this point is the notion that figurative language cannot be interpreted as accurately as can nonfigurative Expressions. ...
A second Expression of parallelism has been named "antithetical" parallelism. However, the symmetry of paired lines, figurative Expressions, and occasionally meter argue convincingly that synthetic parallelism is a legitimate understanding. With love poetry such as the Song of Solomon, lovers Express much of the deep emotions they hold for each other. Poetry serves the psalmist with equal dexterity as he Expresses lament, praise, or thanksgiving
Person, Personhood - A careful study of biblical words and Expressions used for the person need to be made to facilitate our understanding of humankind. ...
Nepes is often used to Express physical needs such as hunger ( Deuteronomy 12:20 ; 1 Samuel 2:16 ) and thirst (Proverbs 25:25 )
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The fact that we have no less than six sets of words to Express the idea of ‘minister’ and ‘ministry’ is strong evidence that there was as yet no regular organization of ministers with distinct titles indicating specific duties. The classical use of these words for the rendering of public services, or contributions to the State, at Athens, prepared the way for the religious use; and it is probable that the employment of these Expressions by the writers of the NT in describing Christian worship is not entirely due to the influence of the Septuagint
Glory - It is especially associated with the Divine κράτος (Colossians 1:11, Ephesians 3:16) and πλοῦτος (Romans 9:23, Philippians 4:19, Ephesians 3:16) by which the Apostle Expresses the irresistible sovereign power and the inexhaustible fullness of God in His heavenly dominion. The precise sense of this Expression has not yet been elucidated (in Pss. Paul the δόξα is the self-revelation of the transcendent God, given through Christ, here to faith, in the heavenly world to that more direct mode of perception which we try to Express by saying that faith is changed to sight. There can be little doubt that this pictorial rendering or spiritual truth lies behind the Apostle’s peculiar mode of Expressing the fact of man’s universal failure to represent the Divine ideal (see Sanday-Headlam in loc
Kindness (2) - parallel this benign goodness is Expressed in the concrete picture of sunshine and rain bestowed equally upon the evil and the good, the just and the unjust. Clearly the Expression of an all-embracing benignity can go no further so far as extent is concerned. The conclusion of the parable (Matthew 18:35) Expresses what must needs be; and Jesus presents the doom of the ‘wicked servant’ as a picture of God’s dealings with men just as directly and simply as He sets forth the kindness of our Father in heaven. , in Hosea) hesed is presented as the right characteristic of human relationships, even as it denotes God’s graciousness to men; and as a term belooging to common life it indicates that ‘those who are linked together by the bonds of personal affection, or of social unity, owe to one another more than can be Expressed in the forms of legal obligation’ (W. The kindness inculcated, also, extends to all creatures: and it is to Express itself in the little courtesies of life (Matthew 5:47; Matthew 10:12)
Majesty (2) - The evidence of the LXX Septuagint also points in the same direction; for while μεγαλειότης is used in Jeremiah 33:9 to translation חִּפְאָרָת (Authorized Version ‘honour,’ Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘glory’)—a word which is usually rendered by δόξα—the terms ordinarily taken to Express the idea of greatness or majesty are μεγαλωσύνη and μεγαλοπρέπεια (e. This was the view that ultimately prevailed in the Church, and finds Expression in the so-called ‘Letter of Lentulus’ (see vol
Arms And Armor - Paul used both arms and armor of a soldier to Express the virtues necessary to defend the believer against Satan (Ephesians 6:10-17 ; compare Isaiah 59:16-17 ). Finally, that God is the faithful protector of His people is often Expressed by referring to Him as “a shield unto them that put their trust in Him” (Proverbs 30:5 ), just as He Himself encouraged Abraham, “Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield” (Genesis 15:1 )
the Man Who Went Out to Borrow Three Loaves at Midnight - And He had started to collect His materials with something like this as one of His guiding principles:-...
What surmounts the reachOf human sense, I shall delineate so,By likening spiritual to corporal forms,As may Express them best; though what if EarthBe but the shadow of Heaven, and things thereinEach to other like, more than on Earth is thought?Our Lord knowing that to be the case, and taking that for one of His guiding principles in His preaching, it came about that what we call His parables, were, in reality, not so much parables of His at all, as they were His observations of human life, and His experiences of human life, with His divine intuitions of grace and truth irradiating and illuminating them all
Joel, Book of - Let them turn back, giving Expression to their penitent sorrow in tears, mourning garb, general fasting, and prayer offered by priests in the Temple ( Joel 2:12-17 ). This Divine pity, proceeds the prophet, speaking in Jahweh’s name, will Express itself in the removal of the locusts ( Joel 2:20 ), and in the cessation of the drought, which will restore to the land its normal fertility, and so replace famine by plenty ( Joel 2:22-26 ). , Joel 1:15 , Joel 2:17 ; Joel 2:3 ), and by implication in the phrase ‘my holy mountain’ ( Joel 2:1 ; Joel 2:3 ): its ritual is regarded as of high importance ( Joel 1:9 ; Joel 1:18 , Joel 2:14 ), and its ministers stand between the people and their God, giving Expression to their penitence and prayer ( Joel 1:9 ; Joel 1:13 , Joel 2:17 ). (7) This book of 73 verses contains 27 Expressions or clauses to which parallels, more or less close, can be adduced from other OT writings, mainly prophetic. There are a few Aramaisms: ’âlâh ‘lament’ ( Joel 1:8 ); sôph ‘hinder part’ ( Joel 2:20 ) for qçts ; the Hiphil of nâchath Joel 3:11 ), and rômach ( Joel 3:10 ) a word of Aramaic affinities; and several Expressions often met with in late writers
Marriage - It may, indeed, be within the scope of mere moralists to show that fidelity, and affection, and all the courtesies necessary to maintain affection, are rationally obligatory upon those who are connected by the nuptial bond; but in Christianity nuptial fidelity is guarded by the Express law, "Thou shalt not commit adultery;" and by our Lord's exposition of the spirit of that law which forbids the indulgence of loose thoughts and desires, and places the purity of the heart under the guardianship of that hallowed fear which his authority tends to inspire. Polygamy, though not Expressly allowed, is however tacitly implied in the laws of Moses, Genesis 31; Exodus 21:10
Idolatry - 2000, was unquestionably an idolater; for he is Expressly said in Scripture to have served other gods. Impostors afterward arose, who gave out, that they had received Express orders from God himself concerning the manner in which particular heavenly bodies should be represented, and the nature and ceremonies of the worship which was to be paid them. Plutarch Expressly censures the Epicureans for asserting that the sun and moon, whom all men worshipped, are void of intelligence. As to the nature of these demons, it has been generally believed, that they were spirits of a higher origin than the human race; and, in support of this opinion, it has been alleged, that the supreme deity of the Pagans is called the greatest demon; that the demons are described as beings placed between the gods and men; and that demons are Expressly distinguished from heroes, who were the departed souls of men. Some are metallic casts, and some apparently extremely ancient, which exhibit every gradation of art from the rudest imaginable specimen, up to a very respectable portion of skill, so as to approach to elegance of form, and to ease and Expression of attitude
Eternity - This is its proper sense; but, as Gesenius observes, as with us in common life, it is often used in an inaccurate or loose manner to Express a very long space of time
Music - Instrumental music was first introduced into the Jewish service by Moses; and afterward, by the Express command of God, was very much improved with the addition of several instruments in the reign of David. It was not played with a bow or fret, but with the fingers: the act of playing it is Expressed in Hebrew by the word מזר
Jephthah - This law, therefore, Expressly applied, in its first branch, to Jephthah's case, who had devoted his daughter to the Lord, or opened his mouth unto the Lord, and therefore could not go back; as he declared in his grief at seeing his daughter, and his only child, coming to meet him with timbrels and dances. The sacrifice of children to Moloch was an abomination to the Lord, of which in numberless passages, he Expresses his detestation; and it was prohibited by an Express law, under pain of death, as "a defilement of God's sanctuary, and a profanation of his holy name," Leviticus...
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Houses - This kind of window the ancient Hebrews called arubah, which is the same term that they used to Express those small openings through which pigeons passed into the cavities of the rocks, or into those buildings which were raised for their reception. Thus the prophet asks: "Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves, אלאּ?ארבתיהם , to their small or narrow windows?" The word is derived from a root which signifies to lie in wait for the prey; and is very Expressive of the concealed manner in which a person examines through that kind of window an external object. Irwin describes the windows in Upper Egypt as having the same form and dimensions; and says Expressly, that one of the windows of the house in which they lodged, and through which they looked into the street, more resembled a pigeon hole than any thing else. The Expression, "to dig through houses," occurs, Job 24:16
Reconciliation - Paul’s doctrine from the Gospels, yet see in ‘reconciliation,’ at least as relates to man, the truest Expression for the end of Christ’s mission. Propitiation, in the OT, no doubt, effected a reconciliation, and, in the NT, reconciliation is made by atonement; but the ideas Expressed by the words are nevertheless distinct. Paul, as in other NT writers, a considerable range of words and phrases which Express the same idea, e. The general meaning of the Pauline Expressions is well brought out in such a passage as Romans 5:10 ‘If, when we were enemies (ἐχθροί), we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son,’ etc. Paul’s Expressions by the majority of exegetes, is the only one which fully satisfies the connexion of the Apostle’s thought
Peace - Although the subjective, emotional experience of an inner state of peace is inseparable from this εἰρήνη πρὸς θεόν, yet the word itself does not in these contexts Express it, but stands simply for the state of justification. 78-99) has advocated the former view, but the other interpretation seems more in keeping with the trend of the passage and the Expressions used
Christianity - " It declares that this divine personage is the appointed Redeemer of mankind from sin, death, and misery; that he was announced as such to our first parents upon their lapse from the innocence and blessedness of their primeval state; that he was exhibited to the faith and hope of the patriarchs in Express promises; and, by the institution of sacrifices, as a propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of the whole world, so that man might be reconciled to God through Him, and restored to his forfeited inheritance of eternal life. When such is the moral nature of Christianity, how obvious is it that its tendency both as to individuals and to society must be in the highest sense beneficial! From every passion which wastes, and burns, and frets, and enfeebles the spirit, the individual is set free, and his inward peace renders his obedience cheerful and voluntary: and we might appeal to infidels themselves, whether, if the moral principles of the Gospel were wrought into the hearts, and embodied in the conduct, of all men, the world would not be happy; whether if governments ruled, and subjects obeyed, by the laws of Christ; whether if the rules of strict justice which are enjoined upon us regulated all the transactions of men, and all that mercy to the distressed which we are taught to feel and to practise came into operation; and whether, if the precepts which delineate and enforce the duties of husbands, wives, masters, servants, parents, children, did, in fact, fully and generally govern all these relations,—whether a better age than that called golden by the poets, would not then be realized, and Virgil's...
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be far too weak to Express the mighty change? Language of the nt - It used to be frequently contrasted unfavourably with the classical Attic, which is undeniably the most perfect language the world has ever seen, for the clearness, subtlety, and beauty with which it can Express thought
Discipline - The Expressions used in the New Testament to convey this idea do not specify what is meant. The key text in this regard is 1 Corinthians 5:1-5 , where Paul responds to a case of incest by commanding, "hand this man over to Satan, " an Expression employed similarly in 1 Timothy 1:20 . It is clear that the early church understood the realm of Satan to be everywhere outside the fellowship of believers (2Col 4:4; Galatians 1:4 ; Ephesians 2:2 ) and that Paul's Expression here denotes expulsion from the community. That the sentence is reformatory is confirmed by the fact that Paul ends the pronouncement in 1 Corinthians 5:5 with the Express intent that the offender's spirit may be "saved in the day of the Lord"; similarly, 1 Timothy 1:20 notes that "Hymenaeus and Alexander were handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme. Philippians 2:1-5 , although it does not address discipline directly, Expresses concisely the principle behind the scattered references on the subject
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They were so disinterested, that they secured nothing on earth but hunger and nakedness, stocks and prisons, racks and tortures; which, indeed, was all that they could or did expect, in consequence of Christ's Express declarations
Heaven - 2 Kings 2:1-25 : Heaven is to be considered as a place as well as a state: it is Expressly so termed in Scripture, John 14:2-3 : and the existence of the body of Christ, and those of Enoch and Elijah, is a further proof of it. Heaven, however, we are assured, is a place of inexpressible felicity. That the Scriptures Expressly declare for degrees, Daniel 12:3 . Again; some prove this from that Expression of our Saviour in Luke 16:9 . Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness, that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations; especially if by these everlasting habitations be meant heaven, as many suppose it is; and then the meaning is, that they whom you have relieved, and shown kindness to in this world, shall Express a particular joy upon your being admitted into heaven; and consequently they shall know you, and bless God for your having been so useful and beneficial to them. And, indeed, the apostle seems Expressly to intimate as much, when he says, speaking concerning the heavenly state, that tongues shall cease, 1 Corinthians 13:8 . And when the inhabitants of heaven are described in the Revelations as praising God, there is one word used by which their praise is Expressed, namely, Hallelujah, which is Hebrew; the meaning whereof is, Praise ye the Lord
Ezekiel - This fact, and his Expressly calling himself "the priest" (Ezekiel 1:3), favor the view that his mention of the 30th fear of his own age is in order to mark his entering on a priestly ministry to his exiled countrymen (that being the usual age, Numbers 4:23; Numbers 4:30; "the heavens being opened" to him, as they were to his Antitype in beginning His ministry in His 30th year at Jordan, Luke 3:21-23). He delights to linger about the temple and to use its symbolical forms, with which his priestly sympathies were so bound up, as the imagery to Express his instructions. Also Ezekiel 18:20, "the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father"; not really contradicting Exodus 20:5, "visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me"; the children hating God as their fathers did, the sin with cumulative force descends from parent to child; so Deuteronomy 24:16 Expressly "the fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither the children for the fathers
Hebrews, the Epistle to the - The intention Expressed (Hebrews 13:23) to visit those addressed shortly with Timothy, just "set at liberty" and styled "our brother," accords with the authorship of Paul. This proves that by whomsoever the body of the epistle was committed to writing (whether an amanuensis or else a companion of Paul, such as Luke was, transfusing Paul's inspired sentiments into his own inspired diction), Paul by his Express "token" at the close sanctions the whole as his own
Unconscious Faith - But usage gives to the Expression ‘unconscious faith’ a wider scope than this its strictest meaning. There were times when the Lord Jesus put this point of view into Express teaching with more of generality. In his earlier writings there are occasional passages in which the same thought is Expressed, e
Baptism - ‘Baptism is related to repentance as the outward act in which the inward change finds Expression. That Jesus Himself baptized is nowhere suggested in the Synoptic Gospels, and is Expressly denied in the Fourth Gospel ( John 4:2 ); but His disciples baptized, and it must have been with His authority, equivalent to baptism by Himself, and involving admission to the society of His disciples. ’ At Samaria, ‘when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women’ ( Acts 8:12 ), the earliest Express statement that women were admitted to the rite. 1 Corinthians 12:3 ), or whether it Expressed the content of the faith more fully. ’ Of such a practice the Apostle Expresses no approval, but ‘simply meets his opponents with their own weapons without putting their validity to the proof’ (Rentdorff)
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Sex is one of God's good Gifts God's intention is for sexual union to be Expressed exclusively within the unique monogamous relationship of marriage. Sexual union is for procreation (Genesis 1:28 ) and also for Expressing love within the oneness of marriage (Genesis 2:24 ; Proverbs 5:15-19 ; 1 Corinthians 7:2-5 ). So is any sexual intercourse that does not Express the oneness of marriage (1 Corinthians 6:12-20 )
Sacrifice And Offering - The physical elements the worshiper brings to the Deity to Express devotion, thanksgiving, or the need for forgiveness. ...
Sacrifice in the Ancient Near East Israel was not unique among the nations of the Ancient Near East in their use of sacrifices and offerings as a means of religious Expression. The sacrifices and offerings that were brought by the people were to be the physical Expression of their inward devotion. The bringing of a representative portion of the grain harvest was another outward Expression of devotion
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The Judgment of God One of the immediate purposes of Kings is to explain how the exile came about and to Express the idea that God had compelling reasons for judgment
Adam (1) - Nay, the names are used in their respective places with singular propriety; for ELOHIM Expresses the mighty God of creation, and is fitting in His relation to the whole world. "Image" (eikon ) alone is applied to the Son of God (Colossians 1:15); compare Hebrews 1:3, "the Express image of His person" (Greek character, the impress)
God - Paul, writing on certain points of Christian teaching, tells us that he handed on what he himself had received (1 Corinthians 11:2; 1 Corinthians 11:23; 1 Corinthians 15:3; the Expression ἀπὸ τοῦ κυρίον in 1 Corinthians 11:23 probably does not mean ‘from the Lord without human mediation’: it was tradition handed on from Christ). 212) points out that the passages about our Lord being the ‘image’ of God, and ‘in the form of God’ (see below, 6 (c)), Express the fact that He brings to men’s minds the essential nature of God. They are summed up in the Expressions ‘God is light’ (1 John 1:5) and ‘God is true’ (‘This is the true God,’ 1 John 5:20; for the reference here see A
Joy (2) - —In the Greek of the NT there are two verbs, with their corresponding nouns, used to Express the idea of joy. ’s narrative also there is the unique Expression, ‘He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit. is only Expressing with greater fulness and exactitude the truth that it was through the inspiration of the Spirit that our Lord was able clearly to thank His Father for the manner in which His mighty works were done, as well as to perform these works themselves
Claims (of Christ) - At a later stage He welcomes and blesses Peter’s Express declaration, ‘Thou art the Christ’ (Matthew 16:16 f. In asserting His Divine Sonship He was not merely affirming His right to an external title of honour, but was giving Expression to a consciousness of relationship to God the Father which was absolutely unique, and in which the very essence of His Messiahship consisted. It is true that in the Synoptics He does not Expressly designate Himself the Son of God, as He does in the Fourth Gospel (John 5:25; John 9:35 161817543418 John 10:36; John 11:4); but at all events He repeatedly calls God His Father, and refers to Himself as ‘the Son’ when speaking of God, and that in a sense manifestly distinct from the general idea of God’s universal Fatherhood (e. , Mark 12:6), and it finds full Expression in that great saying, ‘All things have been delivered unto me of my Father; and no one knoweth the Son save the Father; neither doth any know the Father save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him’ (Matthew 11:27, Luke 10:22), which serves in St
Cross, Cross-Bearing - It is not without special point that Jesus thus Expressed the fundamental principle of self-sacrifice under the image of the cross. Luke alone gives the third use of the Expression (Luke 14:27), and it is in Peraea, not long before the raising of Lazarus from the dead. It is in Philippians 2:8 that the cross is used to Express ‘the very lowest point of Christ’s humiliation’ (Vincent). The true philosophy of the cross lies in the spiritual interpretation of man’s victorious conflict with sin, which is made possible by the shameful death of the Son of God on the cross as the supreme Expression of the love of the Father for sinful men, and as the propitiatory sacrifice on the basis of which the repentant soul can find access to the Father
Alexander the Coppersmith - And the first of those questions is this: Have we got in our present text the very and identical words that Paul penned in his parchment to Timothy? Have we got the literal and exact Expressions, and discriminations of Expressions, that Paul so studiously employed? Have we got the very moods and tenses, both in grammar and in morals, that were in Paul's mind and heart at the moment when he wrote these two so difficult verses about Alexander? That is a very interesting, important, and indeed indispensable, question. Did Paul feel in his heart, and did he entertain and Express to Timothy, all the anger and resentment that is Expressed in the text? Did Paul actually say, "The Lord reward Alexander the coppersmith according to his evil works?" Whether he did or no, that makes no difference to us
Mediator - Nor can any thing be more Express or determinate than the following passage: "It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sin. 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 5:22-23 ; Hebrews 5:9 ; that "God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them," Php_2:8-10 ; Romans 5:10 ; Ephesians 2:16 ; and that "through death he destroyed him that had the power of death," Hebrews 2:14
Parables - The Old Testament employs the broader category of mashal , which refers to all Expressions that contain a comparison. ...
The refusal parables are those that Express the intention of a character not to do what is requested: “I do not will
Principality Principalities - Salmond (on Ephesians 1:21) says that we must take the terms not as teaching or implying any doctrine of graduated ranks, but as rhetorical terms brought together to Express the unique supremacy and absolute sovereignty proper to Christ
Multitude - Hillel used to say, ‘No brutish man is sin-fearing, nor is one of the people of the land pious,’ and Rabbinical writers used such contemptuous Expressions as ‘the ignorant is impious; only the learned shall have part in the resurrection’ (Godet on John 7:49). Thus they will Express mute misery, and a half unconscious appeal to the Divine compassion, and they are so taken by Meyer, and Bruce in Expos, Gr. But if, as seems more likely, the Expressions are mainly figurative, ἐσκυλμένοι will mean ‘hunted and distressed by spiritual foes,’ harassed by the tyranny of the scribes and Pharisees with their ‘heavy burdens’ (cf. Matthew 8:18, John 6:15), and the Expression ἀφεὶς τοὺς ὅχλους, used in Matthew 13:36, Mark 4:36, means ‘leaving the multitude’ (Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ), not ‘sending them away’ (Authorized Version )
Patricius, or Saint Patrick - " The term Roman was then used to Express a citizen of the Roman empire wherever he dwelt; and the custom itself is one of the strongest evidences as to age
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(4) Not only is a doctrine of providence a constant implication of our Lord’s life and ministry, it forms an Express part of His teaching
Basilides, Gnostic Sect Founder - 133) has the note "The heresiarch Basilides appeared at these times"; which Jerome, as usual, Expresses rather more definitely. On the whole, there can be no reasonable doubt that all the doctrinal statements in Clement concern Basilides himself, when not distinctly otherwise Expressed, and depend on direct knowledge of the Exegetica. The Stromates, which furnish the quotations from Basilides, Expressly limit themselves to moral and practical questions ( ὁ ἠθικὸς λόγος ); and reserve for a future work, i. He uses every device of language to Express absolute nonentity. (By this assertion, on which Hippolytus dwells with emphasis, every notion of "emanation" is Expressly repudiated. That this descent of the light was represented as taking place at the Annunciation and not merely at the Baptism is clearly implied in the Express reference to the words of the angel in Luk_1:35 "A Holy Spirit shall come upon thee," which are explained to mean "that ...
[5] which passed from the sonship through the Limitary Spirit to the Ogdoad and the Hebdomad till it reached Mary" (the interpretation of the following words "And a power of the Most High shall overshadow thee," appears to be hopelessly corrupt)
Christ in Reformation Theology - Athanasius and Augustine alike dwell on the mystery lying in the union of the Divine and the human in the Person of Christ the God-man, and can Express their thought in the same language; but for Athanasius the mystery lies in the union of two natures, while for Augustine the mystery lies in the Person. Moreover, Luther believed, and rightly believed, that for the Fathers of the ancient Church, the theological doctrines in which they Expressed their conceptions about God and the Person of Christ were no dead formulas, but were the Expression of a living Christian experience. Bernard’s hymn—...
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and such experience as finds Expression there, formed any part of the material of theology. Like Athanasius, he preferred the word oneness to Express the relation between the Persons in the Trinity. They did not refuse the Expression ‘Two Natures in One Person,’ but Luther makes it plain that the words suggested an idea which he believed to be wrong, and which had to be guarded against. Their confessions abound in Expressions which are meant to magnify the Person and work of Christ, and to show that He fills the whole field of believing thought and worship; and, as Reformation the
Art - It is in the Apocalypse alone that we have any setting forth of visible beauty; and here there is a clearer recognition of the principle of art, because nothing else could Express what the writer had to show forth. Its authors were intent on Expressing ideas,—not the technical theology of an ecclesiastical system, but the faith and hope of ordinary Christian people,—therefore they use suggestion and symbol, and are fond of a conventional treatment even of Scripture subjects, and thus their work is marked by a quiet reserve that excludes all reference to the sufferings and death of the martyrs, and dwells upon the life and power of Christ, not upon His death and passion. The best Christian art is better than anything that has gone before, because it has more to Express. Art is not an end in itself, but a language; the greatest artificers, like the greatest writers, are those who have the greatest things to say, and the fineness of any art is, as Ruskin says, ‘an index of the moral purity and majesty of the emotion it Expresses
Authority of Christ - We may say in Coleridge’s phrase that we believe the teaching of Jesus, or acknowledge its (or His) authority, because it ‘finds’ us more deeply than anything else; but any Christian will admit that ‘find’ is an inadequate Expression. It is never legal: that is, we can never take the letter in which it is Expressed and regard it as a statute, incapable of interpretation or modification, and binding in its literal meaning for all persons, all times, all social conditions. ’ On what do the words of Jesus throughout this passage depend for their actual weight with men? They depend on the consciousness of men that through these words the principle of morality, for which our nature has an abiding affinity, is finding Expression. But just because we are conscious of this principle and of the affinity of our nature for it, we are free with regard to any particular Expression of it; the particular words in which it is embodied even by Jesus do not possess the authority of a statute to which we can only conform, but about which we must not think. ’ Whatever else these words Express, they Express Jesus’ sense of absolute competence in His vocation: He had everything given to Him which belonged to the work He had to do, and He was conscious of being equal to His task. He longed for it intensely; He felt that it was urgent that it should come; and urgency, when Expressed in terms of time, means imminence; but the disclaimer of knowledge remains. May not modern Christians, and even the early believers, have taken poetic Expressions of the living hope of Jesus more prosaically than He meant them? (4) We must allow for the possibility that in the reports of Jesus’ words which we possess, the reporters may sometimes have allowed the hopes kindled in their own hearts by Jesus to give a turn or a colour, quite involuntarily, to what they tell us
Fact And Theory - ’ If we clearly understand that a ‘bare fact’ is simply an event in the external world apprehended by the senses, or a subjective fact of some self-consciousness, then it may be the statement of a ‘bare fact’ to say that a man called Jesus was born some 1900 years ago, but we are not to say that He was God’s Son made flesh for our salvation; we can say that He died on the cross without going beyond ‘bare fact,’ or even that He Expressed certain feelings, but we cannot say so much as that He died for our sin. Hence all positive religions were regarded as but outward Expressions of the pure religion of reason. The ‘form’ in which we conceive it is Expressly said to be of no importance. When these concepts are no longer valid, they no longer serve to Express religious life, and must be rejected. But this life must Express itself outwardly in institutions and symbols
Clement of Alexandria - There can be no doubt that this master was Pantaenus, to whom he is said to have Expressed his obligations in his Hypotyposes (Eus. Of 2 considerable fragments remain; and of 6, 8, 10 a few fragments are preserved in Express quotations. 109) Expressly mention eight books of the Miscellanies ; while on the other hand the words themselves, taken in connexion with vii. Several Express quotations from the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th books of the Outlines have been preserved; but the fragments are too few and Clement's method too desultory to allow these to furnish a certain plan of the arrangement of the work
Lutherans - And although the more inflexible coadjutor of Melancthon was too lofty to correct what he had once made public, and too magnanimous to regard the charge of inconsistency which his adversaries urged against him; yet what his better judgment approved clearly appears from a preface written not long before his death; in which, while he Expressed an anxiety to have his own chaotic labours, as he styled them, buried in eternal oblivion, he recommended in strong terms, as a work admirably adapted to form the Christian divine, that very performance of his friend which was remarkable for something more than a mere recantation of the opinions alluded to. The popish scholastics, on this head, were remarkably distinct in their ideas, and Express in their language. And, still lower to reduce the terms of acceptance, they even argued that it is not absolutely necessary for the penitent to experience an entire conversion of heart, but only not to oppose the impediment of moral crime, to feel some displeasure at his past conduct, and to Express a resolution of amending it in future
Jesus Christ - No words can be more Expressive of the coming of the promised Messiah; and they as clearly imply his appearance in the second temple before it should be destroyed. In the prophecies of Daniel, the kingdom of the Messiah is not only foretold as commencing in the time of the fourth monarchy, or Roman empire, but the Express number of years that were to precede his coming are plainly intimated: "Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sin, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy. " His riding in humble triumph into Jerusalem; his being betrayed for thirty pieces of silver, and scourged, and buffered, and spit upon; the piercing of his hands and of his feet; the last offered draught of vinegar and gall; the parting of his raiment, and casting lots upon his vesture; the manner of his death and of his burial, and his rising again without seeing corruption, were all Expressly predicted, and all these predictions were literally fulfilled, Zechariah 9:9 ; Zechariah 11:12 ; Isaiah 50:6 ; Psalms 22:16 ; Psalms 69:21 ; Psalms 22:18 ; Isaiah 53:9 ; Psalms 16:10 . Not only did the paschal lamb, which was to be killed every year in all the families of Israel, which was to be taken out of the flock, to be without blemish, to be eaten with bitter herbs, to have its blood sprinkled, and to be kept whole that not a bone of it should be broken; not only did the offering up of Isaac, and the lifting up of the brazen serpent in the wilderness, by looking upon which the people were healed, and many ritual observances of the Jews, prefigure the manner of Christ's death, and the sacrifice which was to be made for sin; but many Express declarations abound in the prophecies, that Christ was indeed to suffer. But if the Psalm be inquired into more narrowly, and compared with parallel prophecies; if it be duly considered, that not only is the extraordinary person here spoken of called "the Son of God," but that title is so ascribed to him as to imply, that it belongs to him in a manner that is absolutely singular, and peculiar to himself, seeing he is said to be begotten of God, Isaiah 49:7 , and is called, by way of eminence, "the Son," Isaiah 49:12 ; that the danger of provoking him to anger is spoken of in so very different a manner from what the Scripture uses in speaking of the anger of any mere creature, "Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way when his wrath is kindled but a little;" that when the kings and judges of the earth are commanded to serve God with fear, they are at the same time commanded to kiss the Son, which in those times and places was frequently an Expression of adoration; and, particularly, that, whereas other Scriptures contain awful and just threatenings against those who trust in any mere man, the Psalmist nevertheless Expressly calls them blessed who trust in the Son here spoken of;—all these things taken together make up a character of unequivocal divinity: and, on the other hand, when it is said, that God would set this his Son as his King on his holy hill of Zion, Isaiah 49:6 , this, and various other Expressions in this Psalm, contain characters of that subordination which is appropriate to that divine Person who was to be incarnate, and engage in a work assigned to him by the Father
Holy Ghost - " In the Articles of the English church it is thus Expressed: "The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God. But, whatever we may think as to the doctrine of spiration, the profession of the Holy Ghost rests on more direct Scriptural authority, and is thus stated by Bishop Pearson: "Now the procession of the Spirit, in reference to the Father, is delivered Expressly in relation to the Son, and is contained virtually in the Scriptures. It is Expressly said, that the Holy Ghost proceedeth from the Father, as our Saviour testifieth, ‘When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me,' John 15:26 . Though it be not Expressly spoken in the Scripture, that the Holy Ghost proceedeth from the Father and Son, yet the substance of the same truth is virtually contained there; because those very Expressions which are spoken of the Holy Spirit in relation to the Father, for that reason, because he proceedeth from the Father, are also spoken of the same Spirit in relation to the Son; and therefore there must be the same reason presupposed in reference to the Son, which is Expressed in reference to the Father. As therefore the Scriptures declare Expressly, that the Spirit proceedeth from the Father; so do they also virtually teach, that he proceedeth from the Son. ...
They sometimes regard him as an attribute; and at others, resolve the passages in which he is spoken of into a periphrasis, or circumlocution for God himself; or, to Express both in one, into a figure of speech. To this association of the three Persons in creative acts, may be added a like association in acts of preservation, which has been well called a continued creation, and by that term is Expressed in the following passage: "These wait all upon thee, that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. Indeed, there are none that will adequately Express what the Spirit of God works in his children. But, perhaps, one might say, (desiring any who are taught of God to correct, soften, or strengthen the Expression,) By the ‘testimony of the Spirit,' I mean, an inward impression on the soul, whereby the Spirit of God immediately and directly witnesses with my spirit, that I am a child of God; that ‘Jesus Christ hath loved me, and given himself for me;' that all my sins are blotted out, and I, even I, am reconciled to God. Neither do I conceive how any of these Expressions may be altered, so as to make them more intelligible. I can only add, that if any of the children of God will point out any other Expressions which are more clear, or more agreeable to the word of God, I will readily lay these aside
Person of Christ - Accepting the substantial authenticity of the narrative, and of the view of Jesus’ Person and teaching it embodies, we are led to examine chiefly the various significant titles in which His religious claim was Expressed. He asks questions to elicit information; He feels and Expresses surprise; He looks to find fruit upon the fig-tree, and there is none. Recently the argument has been used that the distinction existing in Greek between ‘man’ and ‘son of man’ could not have been Expressed in Aramaic, and that we are consequently debarred from supposing that by the Expression Jesus meant more than simply ‘man’ as such; but Dalman, followed by Driver, has put forward convincing reasons for denying this. ...
In asking what Jesus meant by this self-designation, we ought to remember that a given Expression may have one meaning for the speaker and another for his audience. But there are indications that the name which He chose to Express His own view of His Person is simply ‘the Son. This is not merely a new idea; the new idea is the Expression of a new fact. ’...
The Synoptic Gospels, it is true, contain no Express claim on Jesus’ part to be sinless; certainly nothing so strong as John 8:46 . The theological Expression for this would then be, that in His case Divinity was the basis and condition of perfect humanity
Eunomius, Bishop of Cyzicus - The Son may in this sense be regarded as the Express image and likeness of the ἐνεργεία of the Father, as He conferred on Him divine dignity in the power of creation
Hebrews, Epistle to - The only other early description to which it is necessary to refer in this place is that given to it by Tertullian, who Expressly quotes it by the title of ‘Barnabas to the Hebrews’ ( de Pud . ...
Erasmus, the first to Express the latent feelings of uncertainty, conjectured in a characteristically modest fashion that Clement of Rome was possibly the author. Colossians 4:16 ) and we are not surprised to find such scholars as Theodoret and Primasius Expressing their belief that our author here discloses the place from which he writes. Indeed, on the supposition that ‘they of Italy’ were the writer’s companions who were absent with him from Rome, the words do not seem the most felicitous method of Expressing their regards
James - James and John were called Boanerges to Express their natural character and the grace which would purify and ennoble it, making James the first apostle martyr and John the apostle of love
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Old Testament writers frequently use the language of the lawcourt to Express God's disposition toward various individuals and groups of people. ...
The theological importance of this reality is that Jesus' person, qualities, attitudes, and behavior Expressly image the Father's. Proper Christian conduct, therefore, provides timeless testimony to Jesus' perfect and final Expression of God's love
Old Testament in the New Testament, the - The New Testament does not simply Express its dependence on the Old Testament by quoting it
Love - The etymology of ἀγαπᾶν is uncertain, but it seems to be allied to roots Expressing ‘admiration,’ ‘taking pride in,’ ‘taking pleasure in. φιλεῖν is never used of man’s love for God as such, because the mental attitude of intimacy which the word implies would be out of place in the creature with reference to the Deity (it is different where the love of the disciples for Jesus is spoken of [5]), Scripture prefers the word which unambiguously puts human love in the religious sphere on a moral and spiritual basis, even if, in order to do so, it has to leave somewhat of the intensity of the religious affection unexpressed. While it appears from what has been said that ἀγαπᾶν had by reason of its inherent signification and classical use an antecedent fitness to Express the biblical idea of religious love, this should not be construed to mean that the word carried already in extra-biblical Greek all the content of the Scriptural conception. The noun in the Vulgate is caritas, from carum habere, which admirably Expresses the specific character of the biblical conception. It Expresses the conviction that knowing and adoring God are in themselves a religious act, apart from all fructifying influence on the believer’s life. What thus finds supreme Expression at its height underlies the entire process as its primordial source
Law of God - His mission being not to destroy but to fulfil the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 5:17), so far from saying anything in disparagement of the Law of Moses or from encouraging His disciples to assume an attitude of independence with regard to it, He Expressly recognized the authority of the Law of Moses as such, and of the Pharisees as its official interpreters (Matthew 23:1-3). That the spirit of the Law, of which the letter is but the necessarily inadequate Expression, is the Law of God, the manifestation of the Father’s will for the moral and spiritual good of His children. Jesus defends His disciples by turning the tables upon the Pharisees, whom He taxes with setting their traditions above the Express commandments of God Himself, and with neglecting in the interest of mere technicalities the weightier matters of the Law (cf. Like other parts of the Law, He showed that this was only an Expression of God’s beneficent will for the good of man, a provision for his temporal and spiritual welfare
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The consecration comprised a sin offering for reconciliation, a burnt offering to Express whole-hearted self-consecration to God, and a meat offering (minchah ), unbloody, of flour, salt, oil, and frankincense, to thank God for the blessings of nature (these marking the blessings and duties of man); then also the special tokens of the priestly office, the ram of consecration, whose blood was sprinkled on Aaron and his sons to sanctify them, the sacred robes "for glory and for beauty," breast-plate, ephod, robe, embroidered coat, mitre, and girdle, and linen breeches (Exodus 28); and the anointing with the holy oil, which it was death for anyone else to compound or use (Exodus 30:22-38), symbolizing God's grace, the exclusive source of spiritual unction
Call, Calling - Loudness may Express authority; or it may be a simple effort to attract notice. In the Gospels this vocation is Expressed by the word ‘sent’ or I ‘came’ (as above; or’
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The words of Jesus in Matthew 23:25-26 are simply an instance of the use of a homely figure to Express hypocrisy. Experiences of joy, blessing, and comfort are thus Expressed (e. The kindred Expression, ‘taste the taste of death,’ is also to be met with (Buxtorf, . The solemn Expression, ‘my blood of the covenant,’ or ‘my covenantblood,’ can be explained only by reference to Exodus 24:6-8
Acts - What are the themes which Express Luke's personal understanding of the gospel and give his record of Jesus' story his unique touch?...
Dionysius, Pseudo-Areopagita - ) is that the gathering round the θεοτόκος really represents the assembly of believers for the reception of the Holy Eucharist, bending (as the words of one liturgy Express it) "ante splendida et theodocha signa cum timore inclinati
Abel - Both these Expressions intimate that it was EXPIATORY and PREFIGURATIVE. ...
Abel had faith, and he Expressed that faith by the kind of sacrifice he offered. " That which vitiated the offering of Cain was the want of this faith; for his offering was not significant of faith:...
that which "pleased God," in the case of Abel, was his faith; and he had "respect" to his offering, because it was the Expression of that faith; and upon his faith so Expressing itself, God witnessed to him "that he was righteous. So evident also is it from the Apostle, that Abel was witnessed to be "righteous," not with reference to any previous "habit of a religious life," as some say, but with reference to his faith; and to this faith as Expressing itself by his offering a more excellent sacrifice. The chapter is filled with other instances, Expressed or implied; and from the whole, as well as from the nature of things, it will appear, that when the Apostle speaks of the faith of the elders in its particular acts, he represents it as having respect to some promise, declaration, or revelation of God. His faith led him to offer "a more excellent sacrifice" than that of Cain; but this as necessarily implies, that there was some antecedent revelation to which his faith, as thus Expressed, had respect, and on which that peculiarity of his offering, which distinguished it from the offering of Cain, was founded; a revelation which indicated that the way in which God would be approached acceptably, in solemn worship, was by animal sacrifices. It is impossible, then, to allow the sacrifice of Abel, in this instance, to have been an act of FAITH, without supposing that it had respect to a previous revelation, which agreed with all the parts of that sacrificial action by which he Expressed his faith in it. Had Abel's sacrifice been eucharistic merely, it would have Expressed gratitude, but not faith; or if faith in the general sense of confidence in God that he would receive an act of grateful worship, and reward the worshippers, it did not more Express faith than the offering of Cain, who surely believed these two points, or he would not have brought an offering of any kind. The offering of Abel Expressed a faith which Cain had not; and the doctrinal principles which Abel's faith respected were such as his sacrifice visibly embodied. Magee justly says, "in firm reliance on the promise of God, and in obedience to his command, offered that sacrifice which had been enjoined as the religious Expression of his faith; whilst Cain, disregarding the gracious assurances that had been vouchsafed, or at least disdaining to adopt the prescribed mode of manifesting his belief, possibly as not appearing to his reason to possess any efficacy or natural fitness, thought he had sufficiently acquitted himself of his duty in acknowledging the general superintendence of God, and Expressing his gratitude to the Supreme Benefactor, by presenting some of those good things which he thereby confessed to have been derived from his bounty
Providence - " These laws Express the plainest truths; but they would have neither evidence nor meaning, were not inactivity contained in our idea of matter
Music, Instruments, Dancing - The Expression of the full range of human emotions vocally or instrumentally through the art of music was as much a part of the lives of biblical people as it is of modern times. Both the scorn of mockers ( Job 30:9 ) and the acclamation of heroes (1 Samuel 18:6-7 ) were Expressed in song. Emotions that might be limited by the restriction of prose, Expressed themselves through the poetry of music as seen in David's moving lament at the death of Saul and Jonathan (2 Samuel 1:19-27 ). ...
Worship featured trumpet calls (compare Numbers 10:10 ) and songs of thanksgiving, Expressions of praise and petition sung after the offering of sacrifices (1618175434_27 ). ...
Some fifty-five psalms contain the Expression “to the choirmaster” in their headings. Other technical musical Expressions consisting of remarks that concern types or kinds of performances include “with stringed instruments” (“neginoth ,” see Psalm 4:1 ; Psalm 6:1 ; Psalm 54:1 , perhaps meant to exclude percussion and wind instruments) and “for the flutes” (“nehiloth ”), though both meanings are dubious. Used in the Expression of joy (1 Kings 1:39-40 ) or mourning (Jeremiah 48:36 ; Matthew 9:23 ), the khalil was primarily a secular instrument that could be played at funerals or feasts. Various Hebrew words in the Old Testament used to Express the idea of dance seem to imply different types of movement: to skip about (raqadh , Job 21:11 ), whirling about (karar , 2Samuel 6:14,2 Samuel 6:16 ), and perhaps twisting or writhing (makhol , Psalm 30:11 )
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Many of those also who were thought to be the best friends of the church Expressed their fears, that this act would have a tendency to overturn the ecclesiastical constitution which was established at the revolution. A formal complaint was lodged against him for uttering several offensive Expressions in his sermon before the synod. Many of the members declared that they heard him utter nothing but sound and seasonable doctrine; but his accusers, insisting on their complaint, obtained an appointment of committee of synod to collect what were called the offensive Expressions, and to lay them before the next diet in writing. The assembly, however, which met in May 1734, did so far modify the above snetence, that they empowered the synod of Perth and Stirling to receive the ejected ministers into the communion of the church, and restore them to their respective charges; but with this Express direction, "that the said synod should not take upon them to judge of the legality or formality of the former procedure of the church judicatories in relation to this affair, or either approve or censure the same
Ephesians, Theology of - These parts of speech may reflect the subconscious theological perspectives out of which an author or redactor formulates his doctrine and from which he Expresses that doctrine. For example, in the greeting "Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ" (6:24) the pronoun is part of a standard Expression and has no specialized reference. ...
However, all of them Express difficulty in dealing with the first five verses of chapter 2 and none of them deals with the passage in the context of the thematic consistency of pronoun use or sees the implausibility of his position due to the demands of the three compound verbs. The major dogmas of Jewish Christianity were developed along cosmological lines, although they were concerned with Christology rather than cosmology, and used cosmological data simply as a medium of Expression
Sacrifices - Not even under the gospel have we outgrown the attitude Expressed by sacrifice. It is not clear whether the friendship of God was taken to be assured, and the sacrificial meal only Expressed it, or whether it was usually felt that there was some amends to be made, and the favour of God obtained, before His friendship could be enjoyed. ...
It is of importance to notice that the usage of sacrifice is not only adopted and regulated in the OT, but is Expressly commanded by prophets of God from Moses to Malachi (Exodus 23:15, Malachi 1:7-14). Since, therefore, sacrifice was undoubtedly of Divine institution, through the prophets, we may take it that whatever feelings of confidence toward God, or of the consciousness of guilt, were Expressed by sacrifice, these were not only Divinely allowed and sanctioned, but were required by God on the part of His people towards Him. ...
In the sacrifices which involved the death of animals, a sense of the sacredness of life was Expressed by the reverent use of the blood (Leviticus 17:11). But the vicariousness of the suffering of Christ is anticipated in the OT rather by the priestly feeling of responsibility Expressed in Ezra 9:6 and Daniel 9:5 (cf. Even while the Apostles are setting aside the sacrifices of the OT, they can Express the work of Christ in no other than sacrificial language
Bible, Theology of - It seeks to isolate and Express the theological teachings of a specific portion of Scripture, such as the theology of the Pentateuch (first five books of the Old Testament), or the theology of the prophets, or the theology of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke), or the theology of John, or the theology of the Pauline writings, etc. God's sovereignty is often Expressed as His lordship. New Testament writers saw His death variously, not only as the ultimate sacrifice, but also the ultimate Expression of God's forgiving love. ...
This is the broad outline of the theology of the Bible, Expressed in a very condensed, summary form
Joshua - ]'>[2] , but they are so isolated and so vague that nothing can be done with them except catalogue them, and Express the doubt whether they ever belonged to a separate work
Coming to Christ - —Under this heading we bring together a number of passages, all sayings of Jesus, most of them in the Fourth Gospel, which Express at once His widest invitation to men and His strongest claims upon them. The Expression thus frequently occurring, and used in the few passages first mentioned to convey the deepest truths of the gospel, is based on the everyday events of our Lord’s ministry and of ordinary life. More than once ‘cometh’ and ‘believeth’ occur as parallel, if not virtually synonymous, Expressions (cf
Confession (of Christ) - —The words ‘confess’ and ‘confession’ are employed in common usage to Express not only an acknowledgment of sin, but an acknowledgment or profession of faith. —In the earlier period of the ministry of Jesus the faith of His followers did not rise above the belief that He was the long-expected Messiah; and it was this conviction which was Expressed in their confessions. It is true that even in this earlier period Jesus is sometimes addressed or spoken of as the ‘Son of God’ (John 1:34; John 1:50, Matthew 8:29 || Matthew 14:33); but it is not probable that in these cases we are to understand the Expression otherwise than as a recognized Messianic term (cf. He showed the value He set upon it not only by the deep solemnity of His affirmations upon the subject, but by Expressing the truth in a double form, both positively and negatively, declaring that the highest conceivable honour awaits every one who confesses Him before men, and the doom of unspeakable shame all those who are guilty of denying Him (Matthew 10:32-33, Luke 12:8-9; cf
Friendship - In our human relationships no words are adequate to Express the subtler and more refined emotions and convictions of the soul, so that when we strive to reveal our true self we stammer
Amen (2) - Its function is specially associated with worship, prayer, the Expression of will and desire, the enunciation of weighty judgments and truths. (3) Responsive, when used to Express assent to the utterance of another, as in prayers, benedictions, oaths, etc. Judith 13:20) thus used is naturally explained as an Expression of earnestness. It may here be added that among the Jews at a much later period Amen has a responsive and desiderative use in connexion with every kind of Expression of desire and felicitation; e. The curious Expression ‘the God of Amen’ (Authorized and Revised Versions ‘the God of truth’) in Isaiah 65:16 is not sufficiently a parallel to afford an explanation, for the Amen in this case is not a personal name, but the Authorized and Revised Versions furnishes a satisfactory equivalent in the rendering ‘truth
Games - They returned to their own homes in a triumphal chariot, and made their entrance into their native city, not through the gates which admitted the vulgar throng, but through a breach in the walls, which were broken down to give them admission; and at the same time to Express the persuasion of their fellow citizens, that walls are of small use to a city defended by men of such tried courage and ability. The latter part of this verse Doddridge renders, "lest after having served as a herald I should be disapproved;" and says in a note, "I thought it of importance to retain the primitive sense of these gymnastic Expressions
Psalms - Allix, that, "although the sense of near fifty Psalms be fixed and settled by divine authors, yet Christ and his Apostles did not undertake to quote all the Psalms they could, but only to give a key to their hearers, by which they might apply to the same subjects the Psalms of the same composure and Expression. What then do we mean, when, taking such Expressions into our mouths, we utter them in our own persons, as parts of our devotions, before God? Assuredly we must mean a spiritual Jerusalem and Sion; a spiritual ark and temple; a spiritual law; spiritual sacrifices; and spiritual victories over spiritual enemies; all described under the old names, which are still retained, though "old things are passed away, and all things are become new," 2 Corinthians 5:17 . The Psalms, thus applied, have advantages which no fresh compositions, however finely executed, can possibly have; since, beside their incomparable fitness to Express our sentiments, they are at the same time memorials of, and appeals to, former mercies and deliverances; they are acknowledgments of prophecies accomplished; they point out the connection between the old and new dispensations, thereby teaching us to admire and adore the wisdom of God displayed in both, and furnishing while we read or sing them, an inexhaustible variety of the noblest matter that can engage the contemplations of man. There is indeed an uncommon glow in the Expression, and sublimity in the figures; and the diction is now and then exaggerated, as it were, on purpose to intimate and lead us to the contemplation of higher and more important matters concealed within
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(4) Some Expressions are anthropomorphic: ‘to encounter,’ ‘fall upon’ in order to supplicate or intercede ( e. In estimating psalms which Express vindictive and imprecatory sentiments, we should note that they breathe abhorrence of evil, and are not the utterance of private malice. As a ‘cry in the dark’ the book re-echoes prayers like Exodus 6:1 ; but the conflict of doubt culminates in the colloquy between God and Job, in which the latter Expresses the reverent submission of faith ( Job 42:1-6 )
Church - They are summed up in the Expression ‘all the ecclesiœ of Christ’ ( Romans 16:16 ). But already in the NT that ideal element, which distinguished the primitive fellowship as the Kingdom of Messiah, is beginning to Express itself in a conception of the ecclesia which, while it never loses touch with the actual concrete society or societies of Christians, has nevertheless no constitutional value. This truth, besides being definitely asserted ( Ephesians 5:25 ; Ephesians 5:27 , Acts 20:28 , Titus 2:14 ), is involved in the conception of Christ as the second Adam ( Romans 5:12-21 , Matthew 8:12 ), the federal head of a redeemed race; underlies the institutions of Baptism and the Eucharist; and is Expressed in the Apostolic teaching concerning the two Sacraments (see above, also 1 Corinthians 10:16-18 ; 1 Corinthians 11:20-34 ). The propitiatory ritual of the Day of Atonement was Expressly designed for the consecration of the whole nation ( Leviticus 16:1-34 )
Ethics - The law was "hedged" with innumerable minor rules, to Express the whole duty of man; enthusiasts (Hasidim, later Pharisees) defended it, devoted scribes expounded it, synagogues inculcated it, exaggerated claims held it to be "superior to prophecy, " "light and life of all, " and "eternal
Leadership - The church seems to use this term to Express generally the same love and care of others
Elect, Election - Once again, in what may without exaggeration be called the most critical moment of Jesus’ public life, when suffering and death (Luke 9:31) assumed large proportions in His sight, the revelation of His position as the elect of God (ὁ υἱός μου ὁ ἐκλελεγμένος, Luke 9:35) not only assured His fearful disciples, but strengthened Himself in His often-expressed conviction that the consciousness of His eternal Sonship was well founded. While it is recognized that the ultimate Author of all elective purpose is God the Father, it is agreed that the active Agent in giving Expression to the Divine decree is the Son, apart from whom (εἰ μὴ διʼ ἐμοῦ, John 14:6) it is not only impossible for men to approach God, but even to hear the voice of that calling (κλήσεως ἐπουρανίου, Hebrews 3:1; cf. We are able, perhaps, to see in the former Expression an emphatic assertion of the delegated activity of Christ who prepares ‘for Himself’ a people (αὑτος ἑαυτῶ τον λαον τόν καινον ἑτοιμαζων ἑτιδειξη, Barn. The ambiguity of the Expression is mitigated if we remember that the patience of God is needed even by His elect, whose insistent (cf. His activity in this direction betrays itself both in His words which incidentally Express His feelings (ἄφες πρῶτον χορτασθῆναι τὰ τέκνα, Mark 7:27, Matthew 15:24), and in His deliberate instructions to His disciples to confine their missionary labours ‘to the lost sheep of the house of Israel’ (Matthew 10:6). the contrast ὑμεῖς … ἠμεῖς John 4:23, which is the verbal Expression of a contrast running through the whole narrative Light - But if they were simply metaphors, they would show how closely the world without is adapted to Express and render definite the yearnings and the fears of the world within’ (J. The purity, the noiseless energy, the streaming rays of light, all suggested religious qualities to the mind, until the light of God came to be an Expression for the healing influence and vitalizing power exercised by Him over human life. Already in the ancient mind the supreme God had been frequently defined as the God of light, and the later Judaism had Expressed its profounder consciousness of this truth in the collocation of life and light (e. Psalms 36:9, En 58:3) and in the employment of ‘light’ as a summary Expression not only for cosmic vitality, but for the bliss of mankind, chiefly, though not solely, in the future (cf
Sorrow, Man of Sorrows - It belongs, in fact, to popular rather than to technical phraseology, Expressing in picturesque form what the theologian means by speaking of Christ as the ‘Suffering Servant of Jehovah. ‘Son of David’ Expressed the contemporary hopes of what the Messiah was to be. The other Expresses the universal attraction of Christ, His spiritual empire over the hearts of men, and the means by which His influence has been won. He Himself Expressly deprecates so doing (Luke 23:28). So it is different degrees of sin at which His sorrow is implied or Expressed;—dulness, unbelief, or hardness of heart in the disciples (Matthew 16:8, Mark 8:21; Mark 9:19; Mark 10:14; Mark 14:27; Mark 14:37, Luke 22:38, John 14:9);—the wilful blindness and opposition of His countrymen (Mark 3:5; Mark 6:6; Mark 8:12, Luke 13:15). The title ‘Man of Sorrows’ Expresses, more perhaps than any other, His attractive power; it has been the inspiration of Christian art and music. The Beatitudes Express His own humanly discovered secret of happiness; He has Himself known the blessedness or mourning, though never, of course, over His own sin, and He imparts the secret to His follower
Begetting - The idea of begetting, as applied in the natural or in a metaphorical or spiritual sense, is Expressed in the Gospels by the common words γεννάω ‘to beget’ (which occurs in the LXX Septuagint as the equivalent of the Heb. with its derivatives, is, as might he expected, used to Express natural begetting and natural birth. ’ In both cases obviously the Expression will hear the rendering ‘which is begotten’ or ‘which is conceived,’ according to the ordinary sense in which the verb is known to occur. ...
In view of this Messianic, spiritual application of the idea referred to, the words of Psalms 2:7 have been supposed to allude to some typical king like David or Solomon, and the Expression, ‘Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee,’ to denote an act performed by God on the person addressed, as by constituting him king, He had moulded his life afresh and set him in a special relation to Himself. Again, in John 1:18 ‘No man hath seen God at any time; the only-begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him,’ the Expression ‘which is in the bosom of the Father’ is apparently meant for a further explanation or definition of the Expression ‘only-begotten Son,’ the present participle ὁ ὤν signifying, as Alford puts it, ‘essential truth without any particular regard to time,’ while the peculiar construction εἰς τὸν κόλπον, literally ‘into’ not ‘in’ ‘the bosom’ (as might have been expected—ἐν τῷ κόλπῳ), is, as that commentator again points out, ‘a pregnant construction, involving the begetting of the Son and His being the λόγος of the Father,—His proceeding forth from God. ’ ‘It is a similar Expression on the side of His Unity with the Father to εἰμὶ παρὰ τοῦ θεοῦ on the side of His manifestation to men. John gave a new meaning to the Expression ‘Logos,’ which represented a well-known philosophical conception long current in the East and among the later Platonists and Stoics, while the speculations of Philo and the Alexandrian School had brought it into still greater prominence. In the Fourth Gospel this official aspect of the idea of begetting in connexion with Christ is Expressed in those passages in which Jesus speaks of Himself as One sent of God, and by that mission brought into a new relation to God and to mankind. ‘Sending forth’ and ‘coming forth’ appear, according to the Fourth Gospel, to have been favourite Expressions in the mouth of Jesus with which to describe His Messianic commission, and that act of Divine grace which was, as it were, the genesis of the New Dispensation—the reign of ‘grace and truth’ inaugurated by Christ as Messiah; as St. Thus those Expressions which, in the case of Christ as the Incarnate Word, or in the case of believers who share the life and the grace of Christ, speak of a Divine begetting, of a birth from above, of regeneration by the Spirit, ‘denote a new commencement of the personal life, traceable back to a (creative) operation of God
Fellowship (2) - Isaiah proclaims that the religion of Israel can find its truest Expression only in a spiritual fellowship of faith, independent of a national framework. This thought of fellowship finds nowhere more vivid Expression than in the Psalter. Though many of the psalms seem to be the utterance of individual yearning for God’s presence, others Express the religious desires of corporate Israel, a fellowship of saints with a common thirst for the springs of its life. This unity was not Expressed by any rigid cohesive organization, not even primarily by the leadership of the Apostles. ...
(b) This fellowship (κοινωνία) found further Expression in a life of mutual service,—the rich for the poor, the strong for the weak. Of course, Christian life had to be Expressed in outward fellowship wherever it was possible, so that all the brethren within a convenient radius, such as a city, would be grouped together to form the Church of God in that place
Force - The order of ideas here Expressed is exactly in terms of the principle of domination by force, which was universal in antiquity; a principle which was entirely antagonistic to His essential ideas as to the moral nature of the kingdom of heaven, and the moral conditions by means of which alone entrance to it could be gained. And as He fully realized that the principle alluded to was hostile to the nature, interests, and laws of the heavenly kingdom, and warned His disciples against it (Mark 10:42-45), it may be concluded that He did not Express Himself in the language of the force which the dominating powers of the ancient world employed, meaning thereby that places in the kingdom of heaven, as He understood and wished His hearers to understand the latter, were in great demand, and that men were eagerly doing their utmost to secure them. It was the feeling He gave unreserved and clear Expression to when He said, for instance, ‘The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do’; ‘I can of mine own self do nothing’; and, again, ‘The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works’ (John 5:19; John 5:30; John 14:10)
David - in His Races - You should take the finest and the selectest parts of David's finest and selectest psalms, and adding them together make them every morning more and more fit to Express your own thankful hearts
Persecution - Accordingly, we find that the primitive fathers, although, in many respects, they erred, unequivocally Express themselves in favour of the most ample liberty as to religious sentiment, and highly disapprove of every attempt to control it
Circumcision - It is even used to Express the felicitous state of the church in heaven, Revelation 21:3 . The final engagement in the Abrahamic covenant was, that in Abraham's "seed, all nations of the earth should be blessed;" and this blessing, we are Expressly taught by St. " And as this rite was enjoined upon Abraham's posterity, so that every "uncircumcised man-child whose flesh of his foreskin was not circumcised on the eighth day," was to be "cut off from his people, by the special judgment of God, and that because "he had broken God's covenant," Genesis 17:14 ; it therefore follows that this rite was a constant publication of God's covenant of grace among the descendants of Abraham, and its repetition a continual confirmation of that covenant, on the part of God, to all practising it in that faith of which it was the ostensible Expression. But over the temporal branch of the covenant, and the external religious privileges arising out of it, God exercised a rightful sovereignty, and Expressly restricted them first to the line of Isaac, and then to that of Jacob, with whose descendants he entered into special covenant by the ministry of Moses. The temporal blessings and external privileges comprised under general Expressions in the covenant with Abraham, were explained and enlarged under that of Moses, while the spiritual blessings remained unrestricted as before. The first is that strong one which is Expressed in Galatians 5:2-4 , "Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing; for I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. " Had he done more than "doubt," he would have Expressed himself more positively
Transubstantiation - The questions, however, what was the nature of that presence? and what were the physical consequences as to the bread and the wine? however much we may conceive these points to have been involved in the opinion actually held, or the language actually used, seem not to have been for a long period much agitated, or, at all events, not authoritatively decided, although the Roman Catholic writers gladly and triumphantly bring forward the Expressions that were so often used from the earliest age, in support of the tenet which their church at length espoused. From this time the strange opinion of Pascasius rapidly gained ground, being supported by all the influence of popes and councils; but there had not yet been devised a term which clearly Expressed what was really implied in that opinion. The French Protestants in their confession thus Express themselves: "We affirm that the holy supper of our Lord is a witness to us of our union with the Lord Jesus Christ, because that he is not only once dead and raised up again from the dead for us, lint also he doth indeed feed and nourish us with his flesh and blood
Pronunciation of Proper Names - … The principles here adopted are those which seem to Express the English treatment of ancient foreign names which have become common property in the language
Pre-Existence of Christ - -According to its peculiar mode of thought, Rabbinism Expressed the transcendent value of any person or thing by assigning to it a pre-existent celestial archetype. Paul the ‘second’ (as if to emphasize the point, it is Expressly said, ‘that was not first which was spiritual, but that which was natural; and afterward that which is spiritual’). ...
While the history of primitive Christianity proves its eclectic genius, its hospitality towards all ideas and forms of thought by which it could Express its sense of the inexpressible religious value of Christ, and while there is no a priori reason to deny that it may have incidentally woven into its own web sundry hints of a pre-existent Messiah or Ideal Man, it seems impossible that the rapid Christological advance which had taken place by the time the Pauline Epistles were written can have been in any vital way influenced by the recondite speculations of apocalyptic, Rabbinical, or Hellenistic Judaism. The form in which this first found Expression was Messianic. Paul should have found in the historical life and death of Jesus ample reason for such Expressions as, ‘Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift,’ ‘He that withheld not his own Son’; but how much more amazing and subduing is the thought, if the Son thus ‘delivered up for us all’ was God’s own image,’ His ‘first begotten before every creature
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‘These thoughts, though found in these books themselves, did not find Expression till a later age. ’* ‘Clement of Rome has the idea of Christ as “the high-priest of our offerings,” but the ideas of the heavenly Priesthood of our Lord, and the “Lamb standing as slain” of the Apocalypse, found only very isolated Expression in liturgical prayers before the 4th century. And when he has concluded the prayer and thanksgivings, all the people present Express their assent by saying, “Amen. ” … And when the president has given thanks and all the people have Expressed their assent, those who are called by us deacons give each of those present the bread and wine mixed with water, over which the thanksgiving was pronounced, and they carry away a portion to those who are not present. This is Expressed in Hebrews 10:22 : ‘Let us draw near with a true heart in fulness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our body washed with pure water
Saviour (2) - Hebrews 5:9 proves that where the author does not wish to emphasize this peculiar idea of precession, but merely to Express the causal relationship between His work and the salvation of believers, he uses the general term αἴτιος: ‘He became author of eternal salvation. σωτήρ, then, is identical with ἀρχηγός so far as the impartation of life is concerned, but leaves the exemplification of the life-content of the σωτηρία in Jesus’ own Person unexpressed. Luke in calling Jesus σωτήρ was influenced by these and similar pagan forms of Expression current in the cult of the Emperors, and that the same influence may be seen at work in the frequency with which the Pastoral Epistles and 2 Peter employ the title. In his second article, ‘Der Heiland,’ Harnack Expresses himself much more guardedly than in the first, after this fashion: ‘On the Jewish and on the Grecian line numerous religious conceptions existed, which covered each other and so simply could pass over into each other
Unity (2) - ’ The strongest Expression used on the subject is that of St. ...
(2) His Express teaching is as emphatic as the circumstances permit us to expect. Undoubtedly He desires that the vital and spiritual unity which He effects should have a concrete Expression—such Expression as is apprehensible, not only to the spiritual man discerning spiritual things (1 Corinthians 2:11-16), but to the world, which cannot receive the Spirit (John 14:17), and is aware of that only which with eyes of flesh it sees. in NT) ‘will scourge him severely’—which is as if one were to say in our speech ‘will flay him alive,’ and is an Expression which one has difficulty in hearing with that sense from those lips. It was jealously a unity in the faith, but not necessarily in identity of Expression of the faith; the Creed, as repeated in different Churches, was not in all verbally the same
Ships, Sailors, And Navigation - ...
To complement these larger ships, light vessels such as skiffs with speed and maneuverability made their appearance for Express transport and the carrying of dispatches
Holy, Holiness - ...
Without the concept of a personal God to discern the meaning of existence, the pagan mind formulated a variety of interpretive tools to Express reality. ...
The holy was nothing more than, as Kaufmann Expresses it, a metadivine, or a nontranscendent realm of "gods" vying for power. Therefore, culture could be nothing more than an Expression of these realities
Forgiveness - The three most common are verbs (used transitively): salah [2Col 2:7) and apoluo [ Luke 6:37 ) Express the same idea. The Expressed purpose of the sin offering, in fact, is to provide expiation for those who sin unintentionally (Leviticus 4:2 ). 1-2) and Expresses confidence that his sacrifice of a broken spirit and contrite heart are acceptable to God (vv
Kingdom Kingdom of God - (1) The conception of kingship found partial Expression in the terms ‘Christ’ and ‘Lord. ]'>[4] ...
By thus Expressing the Christian hope in terms of expectation of the Return of Christ, and by substituting for ‘King’ and ‘Son of Man’ such terms as ‘Lord,’ ‘Saviour,’ ‘Chief Shepherd,’ the apostolic writers were able to avoid suspicion of political propaganda, and to give to the thought of the Second Coming a far wider significance than any which they could have suggested by laying too much emphasis upon the future as the establishment of a Kingdom, however much they might have attempted to give to this term a spiritual and non-material connotation. For, after all, Christ is and will be more than king, and ‘kingdom’ does not go very far in Expressing the conditions of the life with Him for which Christians long. -If we now ask what ideas the writers of the Apostolic Age attached to the term ‘Kingdom of God’ or ‘of Christ,’ the answer must be that for them as in the teaching of Christ in the Gospels it is a term to symbolize the inexpressible-that is to say, the future blessedness of the redeemed. Paul seems to Express the belief that physical nature as now known to us must undergo some transformation at Christ’s return before it can be the scene of His Kingdom; ‘we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth together in pain even until now
Guilt (2) - The risen Lord Expressly carries on this view of His atoning work into the proclamation of the completed Christian gospel. The Expression ‘blotted out’ in Acts 3:19 emphasizes forgiveness as the cancelling of an account. If it be urged that Christ discharges the latter only in virtue of the fact that He destroys the former, as Expressed in the words ‘it is he that shall save his people from their sins’ (Matthew 1:21, but cf. ’ The teaching of the Rabbis, however, differentiating the actual transgression of Adam from the potentiality of sin involved in his creation, Expressly asserts that death was decreed against the generations of Adam. Elsewhere death is spoken of as incurred by the personal guilt of each individual, and the statement of the Apocalypse of Baruch (54:15, 19), that ‘each of us is the Adam of his own soul,’ looks like an attempt to Express a mystery which alone can reconcile these divergent views
Leprosy - Of these diseases, to take a few examples, we seem to be able to recognize psoriasis in the Expression ‘a leper white as snow’; favus (a common disease among Eastern Jews to-day) and perhaps ‘ringworm’ in the description of the ‘plague of the head and the beard’ (Leviticus 13:29-30); and the disease vitiligo in the symptom termed ‘freckled spot’ (בֹּהַק, Leviticus 13:39), the exactly equivalent word بهق (bohak) being used for this condition in Palestine and Arabia to-day. In such cases the Expression ‘a leper white as snow’ might be not inappropriate. In cases where the face is particularly attacked the Expression is entirely altered, and a most characteristic ‘lion-like’ or ‘satyr-like’ Expression is developed. But though Lazarus was ‘full of sores,’ the very account in the parable that he lay in such intimate contact with passers-by would, apart from the Express omission of the statement in the parable, make his being a leper highly improbable
Descent Into Hades - ]'>[7] This is the general view: the Express purpose of Christ’s Descent to Hades was to liberate the souls who were there in thrall
Dependence - This hope finds Expression in the universal desire for communion with that Power by prayer, worship, sacrifice, and so on. At the same time it would be a mistake no less fatal to eliminate this feeling from the domain of man’s spiritual life; for it is one of the ultimate realities of our being, finding Expression in a variety of ways according to the individual life which is lived. μετʼ ὀργῆς, Mark 3:5; ἐμβριμώμενος, John 11:38), feelings which were also aroused in His breast by any action tending to stifle in others the Expression of their trust in, and sympathy with, His work and Person (cf. It is significant that this writer uses the same verb and preposition (μένειν ἐν) to Express the nature of the union of the Father and Jesus, and that of Jesus and those who believe in Him (cf
Christian Life - Prayer was at once the source and seal of that unity or spirit of brotherhood which was to find further Expression in a common social life characterized by ἀγαλλίασις καὶ ἀφελότης καρδίας, and in a community of goods (Acts 2:44-46). His insistence on ethics reveals his abhorrence of antinomianism, even when that abhorrence is not as Expressly stated as it is in Romans 6:15 and Galatians 5:18 f. We see that the Christian standard is not attained at once (Philippians 3:12); there are Express references to flagrant examples of moral failure necessitating a ban of excommunication; and the ‘saints’ are good men and women still in the making; hence the hortative form so largely adopted by this Apostle. The spirit of revenge is condemned, the love of one’s enemy (Philippians 1:10) and returning of good for evil are Expressly inculcated
Fulfilment - There is no more striking or more frequently noted parable of...
The slow sweet hours that bring us all things good,...
The slow sad hours that bring us all things ill;...
or sometimes, as George Eliot has Expressed it in Adam Bede, of ‘swift hurrying shame,’ ‘the bitterest of life’s bitterness. But when (as Marti advises) we refer back to Isaiah 5:19, we find that the word ‘hasten’ was introduced originally to Express the temper of a sneerer—‘Let God hurry up, if He is really going to act [8]. 215), if perhaps tinged in Expression with the Evangelist’s phraseology. We can hardly doubt that our Lord Himself used the Expression; and it is probable, too, that He used it as a general designation for the OT
Red Sea - And the second query, about the Etesian or northerly wind, is refuted by the Express mention of a strong easterly wind blowing across, and scooping out a dry passage; not that it was necessary for Omnipotence to employ it there as an instrument, any more than at Jordan; but it seems to be introduced in the sacred history by way of anticipation, to exclude the natural agency that might in after times be employed for solving the miracle; and it is remarkable that the monsoon in the Red Sea blows the summer half of the year from the north, the winter half from the south, neither of which therefore, even if the wind could be supposed to operate so violently upon the waters, could produce the miracle in question
Serpent - But the original term מעופפּ? does not always signify flying with wings; it often Expresses vibration, swinging backward and forward, a tremulous motion, a fluttering; and this is precisely the motion of a serpent, when he springs from one tree to another. " The word in the verse under consideration may therefore refer to the ruddy colour of that serpent, and Express the sparkling of the blazing sunbeams upon its scales, which are extremely brilliant
Parable - The connexion between the NT usage and that of the LXX Septuagint is Expressly pointed out by St. 37) that the most that can be done in the way of definition is to say that in the OT mâshâl is a discourse Expressing or implying comparison. Besides being a complete thought and Expressing or implying comparison, the parable is now understood to veil a hidden meaning. To this belong all the sections in which a spiritual or moral truth is established or enforced by the use of an Express or implicit comparison. ...
At times the comparison is Expressly made by some formula, or by some word or particle (e. Often this is Expressly indicated, as above. The application is made, not through analogy, not by some word Expressing likeness or resemblance, but by simple affirmation: ‘So is it’ or ‘so should it not be. In each of these, except the Wicked Husbandmen, an allegorical interpretation is Expressly added, while in this latter the setting, the comments, as well as the character of the narration, suggest an allegory
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In discussing the subject of prayer in reference to Christ and the Gospels, we may consider these topics: (1) the words used to Express the idea of prayer; (2) places and times of prayer; (3) attitude in prayer; (4) Christ’s example; (5) Christ’s doctrine. ...
There are three other cases where prayer on the part of Christ seems to be implied, although it is not Expressly stated
Eschatology - Amillennialism By adding the prefix “a-” (meaning “not”), amillennialists Express their conviction that no historical period called the millennium does or will exist. ...
The Final Resurrection While the hope of resurrection has frequently been Expressed in liturgy, hymns, and playful speculation, it has received far less theological discussion than have hell and judgment
Marriage - If the survivor refuses, a formal declaration is to be made before the elders of the city, and the widow is to Express her contempt by loosing his sandal and spitting in his face
Revelation, the Book of - It employs the language of biblical allusion and apocalyptic symbolism to Express the heights and depths of the author's visionary experience
Righteous, Righteousness - The first of these three words Expresses an idea always present in the word ‘righteousness’ (namely, consistency); the other two give its basis for man,—devotion to God,—but do not immediately Express the notion of duty towards one’s neighbour
Sanctify, Sanctification - He did not Express His ideals in formulas, but in pictures of what men ought to be. This teaching finds exact Expression in the words addressed to Nicodemus: ‘Except a man be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God’ (John 3:3). The same sentiment is Expressed in John 5:24
Life - The belief in immortality is never Expressly stated, but, as Jesus Himself indicates, it was implicit in this conception of a God who was not the God of the dead but of the living. There is good ground for the conjecture that Jesus Himself never used the Expression ‘eternal life. The Evangelist Expressly states (John 20:31) that he has ‘written these things that believing ye may have life,’ and this statement of his main intention is fully borne out by the detailed study of the Gospel. But, while little is said by way of Express definition, the general import of the Johannine conception is sufficiently clear. The idea of Life as a semi-physical essence here comes to its sharpest Expression. Even in the Eucharistic chapter in which the theological view of Life is Expressed most forcibly, we can discern this other view in the background. But the essential thought of the Gospel is independent of the form, borrowed from an alien philosophy, in which it is Expressed
Little Ones - ’ He pronounces the sin of causing those for whom His love was thus pledged to stumble, almost too great to be Expressed in words. This is therefore just one of the somewhat numerous general designations which He gives to His disciples by which to Express His conception of their character and estate, and the nature of His feelings towards them. In the designation ‘little ones’ both these lines of Expression reach their height. There is combined, therefore, in this designation the Expression of our Lord’s deep-reaching tenderness for His disciples and the declaration of His protecting care over them as ‘the remnant of Jacob. Primarily our Lord’s disciples were called by Him ‘little ones’ because this was the natural utterance of the tenderness of Jesus’ love for them, and the strongest mode of Expressing the glorious destiny that was in store for them
Miracles (2) - Grave objections lie against the term ‘supernatural,’ which is entirely un-Scriptural, and many modern thinkers prefer the term ‘spiritual’ to Express the animating and sustaining Power which pervades all things. Holding fast, on the one hand, to the essential knowableness of the Deity and to His self-revelation as the centre of all Divine action, theologians, on the other hand, admit the impossibility of giving dogmatic Expression to the mode of the Divine Being. But taking the teaching of the Lord Jesus, interpreted as it was by His life before God and man, and as it is by an increasing Christian experience, they conceive of God as the Infinite Will and Intelligence that animates while it transcends the whole creation, visible and invisible, a Divine Presence ever seeking self-realization and self-revelation in His creation, in some true measure Expressing Himself in all the works of His hands, even in the non-human creation; but most really of all in human life with its manifold sympathies and powers, actual and potential, conscious and sub-conscious (or super-conscious). In the life of men as they are, in their poor actual, the Divine Mind finds a real though feeble and fragmentary Expression, and as that nature is developed and its latent powers are evoked and made part of the conscious life, is destined to find a fuller channel for its living action. One who has gained a rational and imaginative faith in the healing of body and mind, by the incarnate pity and power of God in Christ Jesus, will be prepared to believe that it is extremely unlikely that Christ should so freely reveal the power of God in this sphere, and not go beyond to give visible Expression to the power that resides in and animates and at the same time controls all Nature. The word ‘spiritual’ is an excellent substitute, conserving the idea Expressed by it without committing the mind to any untenable and indefensible philosophy
Asceticism (2) - It Expressed itself chiefly in fasting, and did not include either voluntary poverty or abstinence from marriage. ...
Such being the principal types of contemporary asceticism, it remains to inquire, What attitude did Jesus Himself take up in relation to this asceticism? How far did He identify the life of righteousness with that ‘vita religiosa’ which has found its fullest Expression in Monasticism? To answer this question we must consider (1) the practice of Jesus, and (2) the teaching of Jesus so far as it bears upon the subject. Luke’s Expression, ‘in those days he did eat nothing’ (Luke 4:2), with which we may compare Christ’s own description of the life of John the Baptist, ‘John came neither eating nor drinking’ (Matthew 11:18). The Master who taught that matrimony was a divinely ordered condition, and emphasized in the strongest terms the sanctity of the conjugal relation (Matthew 5:32; Matthew 19:3-9, Mark 10:2-12, Luke 16:16), who practised (Luke 2:51) and inculcated the duty of filial obedience and love towards parents (Matthew 15:4-6, Mark 7:10-13), who habitually used the symbolism of the family to Express the profoundest and holiest truths of religion, certainly did not mean to teach that family life, as such, was irreconcilable with righteousness. As forms through which devotion seeks to find Expression, He does not condemn them; but, on the other hand, He does not suggest that they are the necessary or inevitable concomitants of the holy life. Jesus points out that true fasting is not a parade of piety before the eyes of men, but an outward Expression of a personal relation of the individual soul to the ‘Father which seeth in secret’ (Matthew 6:16-18)
Prayer - What is it that fits man for forgiveness, but simply repentance? Yet that is Expressly said to be the "gift" of Christ, and supposes strong operations of the illuminating and convincing Spirit of truth, the Lord and Giver of spiritual life; and if the mere acts and habit of prayer had efficiency enough to produce a Scriptural repentance, then every formalist attending with ordinary seriousness to his devotions, must, in consequence, become a penitent. We ask for increase of spiritual strength; and prayer is the Expression of that want. ...
Prayer is in Scripture made one of these conditions; and if God has established it as one of the principles of his moral government to accept prayer, in every case in which he has given us authority to ask, he has not, we may be assured, entangled his actual government of the world with the bonds of such an eternal predestination of particular events, as either to reduce prayer to a mere form of words, or not to be able himself, consistently with his decrees, to answer it, whenever it is encouraged by his Express engagements
Palestine - Biblical writers fixed the limits of the territory by the towns Dan and Beersheba, which are constantly coupled when the author desires to Express in a picturesque manner that a certain event affected the whole of the Israelite country ( e. And lastly, we cannot doubt that an extensive Canaanite occupation remained in the towns Expressly mentioned in Judges 1:1-36 , as those from which the various tribes ‘drave not out’ their original inhabitants
Joannes, Bishop of Antioch - ), in which he Expresses abhorrence of the "capitula," which he considers so unlike Cyril both in style and doctrine that he cannot believe they are his, and calls upon Firmus, if they reach Pontus, to get them abjured by the bishops of the province, without naming the supposed author. Cyril after some hesitation signed a confession of faith sent him by John, declaring in Express terms "the union of the two natures without confusion in the One Christ, One Son, One Lord," and confessing "the Holy Virgin to be the Mother of God, because God the Word was incarnate and made man, and from His very conception united to Himself the temple taken from her" (Labbe, iii. John, in a letter to Cyril, stated that in signing this document he had no intention to derogate from the authority of the Nicene Creed, and Expressly recognized Maximian as the lawful bp. Isidore of Pelusium and other adherents of Cyril Expressed a fear that he had made too large concessions; while John had given great offence to many of his warmest supporters, who accused him of truckling to powerful advocates of a hollow peace to secure his position as bishop. They Expressed annoyance at being called on for fresh signatures, as if their orthodoxy was still questionable, but made no difficulty about signing the "Tome," which they found worthy of all admiration, both for beauty of style and the dogmatic precision of its definitions
Propitiation - This freedom Expresses itself in differences discernible in the use of the NT term. By this means the grace of God was Expressed towards man, and became efficacious through the removal of the obstacle raised by the sin that hindered the freedom and confidence of his access to God. Paul in his use of the term is specially concerned to make clear ‘the setting forth’ of the propitiation in relation to the law of God’s righteousness; the Johannine writer uses it to declare the source of an actual cleansing from the defilement of sin, whilst the writer to the Hebrews chooses it to Express the resultant privilege of the propitiation revealed in direct access to God in the sanctuary of His holiness. -The Pauline use (Romans 3:25) states the propitiation in relation to a Divine righteousness Expressed in ‘a wrath of God revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold down the truth in unrighteousness’ (Romans 1:18); its purpose is to show God’s righteousness to be consistent with the fact of His forbearance ‘in the passing over of sins done aforetime’: for there has never been a time under any dispensation when God has not dealt graciously with sinful men; He is always God the Saviour, ‘whose property is always to have mercy. His chosen word (ἱλαστήριον) has caused his commentators great trouble, but the great majority of all schools agree that the view here Expressed is in substance St
Missions - The OT, especially in the portions which Express the ideals and spirit of prophecy, is full of principles and promises which find their fulfilment in the world-wide mission of Christianity (Horton, The Bible as a Missionary Book). For it is recognized that it is only in the brief records of the risen life of Jesus that the universal mission of the disciples is explicitly Expressed in the form of a command
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(2) ‘The lake of fire’ is an Expression found several times in Rev. It is questionable whether the original imagery underlying the Expression is derived from the story of the Cities of the Plain, or the Pyriphlegethon-the fiery-flamed river-one of the tributaries of the Acheron in the Homeric vision of the under world (cf. In Judges 1:6; Judges 1:13 and 2 Peter 2:17 we have the Expressions ‘darkness’ and ‘the blackness of darkness’ used as descriptive epithets of the place of punishment. To Express the awfulness of the torture, it is said that the fire of the under world is nine times hotter than that of earthly furnaces; the fire of the great chaos nine times hotter than that of the under world; the fire of the ‘rulers’ nine times hotter than that of the great chaos; but the fire of the dragon is seventy times more intense in its heat than that of the ‘rulers’! In 3 Baruch, iv. Whatever we may say of their outward form, there is an inexpressible grandeur behind them that rests in a true conception and representation of the Divine Holiness
Immortality (2) - ’ It has ceased to Express merely or solely a denial of physical death, in its incidence or its consequences, and has been extended to include the possibility or actuality of death, considered as putting an end to conscious existence either now or in the limitless future. These and other Expressions which might be cited, figurative as some of them undoubtedly are, sufficiently emphasize the form and substance of a teaching which is not limited to the present, but always and consistently presupposes a life of active consciousness beyond the grave. A few Expressions only from the Synoptic Gospels call here for notice. The whole point of the play is lost, and the Expression reduced to meaninglessness and absurdity, if Πἑτρος and τἑτρα are identified (cf. It is clear, however, that no secure or decisive argument can be based on what are obviously allusive and metaphorical Expressions. It is worth noting, however, at once, in view of the interpretation of these Expressions which will be urged below, that every reference in St
Last Supper - When we approach the sacred records, we find that the first three Evangelists so Express themselves, that, in the opinion of some, they represent our Lord as eating the Paschal Supper with His disciples on the night of His betrayal. §
Parallel with the ὀψία of the first two Evangelists is an interesting Expression in Luke 22:14 ὅτε ἐγένετο ἡ ὥρα. The Saturday was the ‘first day of unleavened bread’ (for the eating of unleavened bread began legally with the Paschal meal),† Acts of the Apostles - Further, the Third Gospel is clearly, from identity of style and the Express claim in Acts 1:1 (cf. , Acts 28:17 ; we may perhaps understand the same at places where it is not Expressly mentioned, Acts 14:7 ; Acts 14:21 ; Acts 14:25 , or the Jews may have been weak and without a synagogue in those places
Childhood - Later on, after He had attained ‘years of discretion,’ in our phrase, becoming a bar-mizvah (בַּר מִצְוָה = son of commandment = one responsible for compliance with legal requirements), as the Jews Express it, His repeated visits to Jerusalem to attend the feasts would also count for much. When a boy became bar-mizvah, there was a lightening of the paternal responsibility regarding him, and a sense of relief surely found Expression in the benediction pronounced by the father on that occasion—‘Blessed be He for having freed me from this punishment. The story of Jairus’ daughter (τὸ θυγάτριόν μου is the father’s appealing Expression in Mark 5:23) suggests a special tenderness in Jesus towards children for whom His healing was sought; He could not resist such an appeal as, ‘Sir, come down ere my child (τὸ παιδίον μου) die’ (John 4:49); and it was anything but indifference to the woes of a little heathen girl (θυγάτριον, Mark 7:23) which made Him apparently reluctant to yield to the entreaties of the Syrophœnician woman. In Matthew 10:40-42 the importance attached to such service is strikingly Expressed in the progressive series in which Jesus promises a reward to those who thus receive His messengers—a prophet, a good man, ‘one of these little ones. ’ It is most natural to understand that in using such an Expression as the last our Lord actually referred to some children who were hard by when He was speaking. Though it is not Expressly so stated, what is said about receiving children suggests that such a wrong done to any child is as a wrong done to Christ Himself
Fire - In some of the theophanies, in which fire is a prominent feature, it seems to Express the conception of God as He is in Himself and in His nature (e. The ‘flame of fire,’ an Expression containing a reminiscence of OT theophanies of judgment, is the element or medium by which the glory of Christ is revealed at His Return, not the means by which He inflicts punishment on the wicked. ...
(γ) The only parallel to the Expression Eternal Fire, used in the Synoptic Gospels to denote the future punishment of the wicked, is found in Judges 1:7, where the writer declares that the cities of the Plain are ‘set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance (Revised Version ‘punishment’) of eternal fire’ (πῦρ αἰώνιον). The πῦρ αἰώνιον would have little relevancy to the warning which the passage seeks to enforce if that Expression had no relation to future retribution. ’ The attempts made to substitute the Expression ‘age-lasting’ for ‘eternal’ as the meaning of the Greek adjective, so as to prove that it does not imply the idea of unlimited duration, are not particularly convincing. 537:b; see the whole article for a thoughtful and temperate discussion of the Expression ‘eternal tire’ in its eschatological bearings). 258) remarks that the conception o£ ‘the lake of fire’ may have already been familiar to the Asian Churches, and that ‘possibly it was a local Expression for the γέεννα τοῦ πυρός which was familiar to Palestinian Christians. ’ The Expression does not occur in the apocalyptic writings, but in the Book of Enoch ‘the abyss or fire’ is the doom in store for the fallen angels in the Day of Judgment (x
Oracle - The hundred and nineteenth Psalm abounds with praises of the lively oracles, the word of the living God; it abounds with the warmest Expressions of love to it, of delight in it, and the most fervent petitions for divine illumination in the knowledge of it. In some temples, the person threw himself; in others, they were dropped from a box; whence came the proverbial Expression, "The lot is fallen. Eusebius has preserved some fragments of a philosopher, called OEnomaus; who, out of resentment for his having been so often fooled by the oracles, wrote an ample confutation of all their impertinencies: "When we come to consult thee," says he to Apollo, "if thou seest what is in futurity, why dost thou use Expressions that will not be understood? Dost thou not know, that they will not be understood? If thou dost, thou takest pleasure in abusing us; if thou dost not, be informed of us, and learn to speak more clearly. Thou concealest the time of the battle under those fine poetical Expressions, ‘either when Ceres is spread abroad, or gathered together;' and wouldest thou cajole us with such pompous language? Who knows not, that if there be a sea fight, it must either be in seed time or harvest? It is certain it cannot be in winter. He was strongly supported by Van Dale and Fontenelle, who have written Expressly on the subject. Bishop Sherlock, in his "Discourses concerning the Use and Intent of Prophecy," Expresses his opinion, that it is impious to disbelieve the Heathen oracles, and to deny them to have been given out by the devil; to which assertion, Dr. Leland, in the first volume of his learned work on "The Necessity and Advantage of Revelation," &c, from Express testimonies, not only of Christian but of Heathen authors
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(2) ‘The lake of fire’ is an Expression found several times in Rev. It is questionable whether the original imagery underlying the Expression is derived from the story of the Cities of the Plain, or the Pyriphlegethon-the fiery-flamed river-one of the tributaries of the Acheron in the Homeric vision of the under world (cf. In Judges 1:6; Judges 1:13 and 2 Peter 2:17 we have the Expressions ‘darkness’ and ‘the blackness of darkness’ used as descriptive epithets of the place of punishment. To Express the awfulness of the torture, it is said that the fire of the under world is nine times hotter than that of earthly furnaces; the fire of the great chaos nine times hotter than that of the under world; the fire of the ‘rulers’ nine times hotter than that of the great chaos; but the fire of the dragon is seventy times more intense in its heat than that of the ‘rulers’! In 3 Baruch, iv. Whatever we may say of their outward form, there is an inexpressible grandeur behind them that rests in a true conception and representation of the Divine Holiness
Liberius, Bishop of Rome - 354), most of the Western bishops having, under fear or pressure, Expressed agreement with the East, Lucifer, bp. ) to all the exiled confessors, encouraging them, and Expressing his expectation of soon suffering like them. " In giving this letter, Hilary again Expresses his indignation in a note: "Anathema, I say to thee, prevaricator, together with the Arians. The doctrine Expressed was essentially that of the Homoeans, though the phrase "like-unto the Father," from which they got their name, was not yet adopted. The facts remain that in his letters from Beroea he proclaimed his renunciation of Athanasius and his entire agreement and communion with the Easterns, and that at Sirmium he signed a confession drawn up by semi-Arians, which was intended to Express rejection of the orthodoxy for which he had once contended. This called forth the famous Expression of Jerome ( Dial. They replied that they had now repented, and had already acknowledged the Son to be in all things like unto the Father, and that this Expression meant the same as "consubstantial
Fire - In some of the theophanies, in which fire is a prominent feature, it seems to Express the conception of God as He is in Himself and in His nature (e. The ‘flame of fire,’ an Expression containing a reminiscence of OT theophanies of judgment, is the element or medium by which the glory of Christ is revealed at His Return, not the means by which He inflicts punishment on the wicked. ...
(γ) The only parallel to the Expression Eternal Fire, used in the Synoptic Gospels to denote the future punishment of the wicked, is found in Judges 1:7, where the writer declares that the cities of the Plain are ‘set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance (Revised Version ‘punishment’) of eternal fire’ (πῦρ αἰώνιον). The πῦρ αἰώνιον would have little relevancy to the warning which the passage seeks to enforce if that Expression had no relation to future retribution. ’ The attempts made to substitute the Expression ‘age-lasting’ for ‘eternal’ as the meaning of the Greek adjective, so as to prove that it does not imply the idea of unlimited duration, are not particularly convincing. 537:b; see the whole article for a thoughtful and temperate discussion of the Expression ‘eternal tire’ in its eschatological bearings). 258) remarks that the conception o£ ‘the lake of fire’ may have already been familiar to the Asian Churches, and that ‘possibly it was a local Expression for the γέεννα τοῦ πυρός which was familiar to Palestinian Christians. ’ The Expression does not occur in the apocalyptic writings, but in the Book of Enoch ‘the abyss or fire’ is the doom in store for the fallen angels in the Day of Judgment (x
Money - For this we have the Express testimony of Josephus, who tells us ( Ant
Quakers - In reply to the charge that they deny Christ to be God, Penn says, "that it is a most untrue and uncharitable censure that they truly and Expressly own him to be so according to the Scripture. The body followed by the relations and friends, is sometimes, previously to interment, carried to a meeting; and at the grave a pause is generally made: on both which occasions it frequently falls out that one or more friends present have somewhat to Express for the edification of those who attend; but no religious rite is considered as an essential part of burial
Aristion (Aristo) - The group next mentioned, ‘Aristion and the Elder John,’ are distinguished Expressly and implicitly as belonging to a subsequent generation. Jerome’s source for this material, whose Hebraistic Expressions and point of view confirm its authenticity, becomes a question of importance. It has some further support in the Express statement of Vartan (14th cent. spells the name ‘Aristo’ and Expressly designates him as ‘Elder
Ideas (Leading) - ’ The idea Expressed in this Beatitude is one of the most fundamental in the interpretation of the Law in terms of the gospel. ’ It is the doctrine which modern Ethics Expresses when it declares that the goodness or badness of conduct depends upon the motive. They both Express the inward determination to do the good just because it is the good, and for no other reason. It is the doctrine which philosophical Ethics Expresses, when it declares that every person is to be regarded as an end in himself, never as a means only. —The Law of Love in its relation to our duty to one another is Expressed by the command, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. In these passages the necessity of self-renunciation is Expressed in terms of the most vivid intensity
Persecution - In the city of Meaux they threw above two hundred into gaol; and after they had ravished and killed a great number of women, and plundered the houses of the Protestants, they executed their fury on those they had imprisoned; and calling them one by one, they were killed, as Thuanus Expresses, like sheep in a market. When the letters of the pope's legate were read in the assembly of the cardinals, by which he assured the pope that all was transacted by the Express will and command of the king, it was immediately decreed that the pope should march with his cardinals to the church of St
Turning - And no where, whether in the OT or the NT, is there a finer Expression of the idea than in the words of Deutero-Isaiah: ‘Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon’ (Isaiah 55:7; cf. But these words of Jesus to His Apostle suggest that while conversion in the Express and primary sense can be experienced only once, th
Judges (1) - The introduction closes with a list of the nations which had been left in the Promised Land with the Express purpose of ‘proving’ the Israelites
Logos - The Word is regarded throughout as the Expression of God’s will and power, the self-revelation of His inward nature. (5) The Logos character of Jesus, which is thus illustrated on various sides by His actions, comes to clear Expression in His spoken words. He avails himself of the doctrine of the Logos, the highest that the thought of his time afforded him, in order to Express this conviction, and in some measure explain it
Son of God - It is usual to lay all the emphasis on the sentiments entertained by God towards those honoured with this title, as if it Expressed solely His choice of them; but Nösgen (op. The consciousness to which they give Expression is that of a personal relationship, as when, in Gethsemane, He prays, ‘O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt’; and, farther on, ‘O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done’ (Matthew 26:39-42); or when, on the cross, He cries, ‘Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do’; and, farther on, ‘Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit’ (Luke 23:34; Luke 23:46). Holtzmann, indeed, hesitates between such a decision and a suggestion of Brandt’s that it is a cento, put into the mouth of Jesus, of words borrowed partly from other Scripture and partly from the Apocrypha; but by Keim it has been reverentially interpreted, and scholarship has, on the whole, knelt before it as Expressing the innermost mystery of the consciousness of Jesus. , Express the consciousness of His own right and ability to fill this position, because He has all the resources of the Divine nature to dispense to those who come to Him. ’ But the association of ‘the Son’ with the Father and the Holy Ghost is the most remarkable Expression in the Synoptics of the self-consciousness of Jesus
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(a) Sometimes the great event which would determine the final destinies of men is called Expressly ‘the day of judgment’ (Matthew 10:15; Matthew 11:22; Matthew 11:24; Matthew 12:36), or more simply ‘the judgment’ (Matthew 5:21-22; Matthew 12:41-44). ...
(d) ‘The day of the Son of Man’ as a precise Expression is found only in Luke 17:24-30, where the thought of Judgment is immediately related to the eschatological reappearance of Jesus as Christ. ...
(e) ‘The last day’ is a favourite Expression of the Fourth Gospel, to denote the day on which men were to be raised from the dead (John 6:39; John 6:44; John 6:54; John 11:24). That this day of resurrection is to be identified with the Day of Judgment appears not only from the entire drift of the Messianic expectation current in the time of Jesus, but also Expressly in John 12:48. The Fourth Gospel represents Jesus as Expressly denying (John 8:15; John 12:47), and also as affirming that He is the Judge (John 5:22; Revelation 20:12-135; John 5:30; John 8:18). There is a critical question as to whether many of these sayings concerning a Messianic Judgment-day may not be a reflexion of the Apostolic hope rather than the Express teaching of Jesus. It is an integral point of His teaching, not in the sense that it was an opportunity for God to wreak vengeance upon the enemies of the Jews, but in that it Expressed the outcome of life, which is always to be lived in view of an impending eternity. This, of course, implies the bringing of the dead from Sheol, and therefore accounts for the exceptional Expressions which speak of the ‘resurrection of judgment’ (John 5:29, cf
John, Gospel of - He Expressly states that after the publication of the other three Gospels, ‘John the disciple of the Lord, who also leaned upon His breast, himself also published the Gospel, while he was dwelling at Ephesus in Asia. ...
Was this clearly Expressed and wide-spread belief of the Church well based? First of all it must be said that the personal link supplied by Irenæus is of itself so important as to be almost conclusive, unless very strong counter-reasons can be alleged. in the words, ‘For every one who does not acknowledge that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is antichrist,’ but no Express citation is made
Faith - In each of these cases ‘the faith’ has already become the phrase to Express all that is implied by believing in Christ. ...
We can see the transition from (2) to (3) in the Expression used by St. Paul faith was an experience that touched the inmost part of his nature, but it had perforce to find outward Expression. This confession finds its formal Expression in baptism, and the Apostle expected that in this way as well as in more homely ways this public confession would be made. , which is among the very earliest of the Pauline Epistles, there is found the Expression: ‘Before the faith came, we were kept in ward under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed’ (Galatians 3:23). In some respects it rises to a higher level as poetic and prophetic Expression is given in it to the energy of the deep religious faith that abounds in the heart of the writer
Apocalypse - Paul when he wished to Express his independence of the first apostles in reference to his knowledge of the gospel and even to the steps taken to come to an understanding with them (Ephesians 3:3, Galatians 2:2)
Ascension of Isaiah - To this work the present writer would Express his deep indebtedness
Announcements of Death - It is the unexpressed idea in this struggle for the mastery of men. The bald truth of the betrayal is not at this point told to the Twelve, for John’s comment is made afterwards; but Jesus Expressly says that one of them is a devil. 202), because it is Expressly used by Christ only twice before His death (see also Matthew 26:2); but the Master particularizes beforehand other details, such as the mocking, scourging, spitting, delivering to the Gentiles (these all now mentioned for the first time, Mark 10:33 f. This view of the redemptive death of Christ is further emphasized by the symbol of Baptism and also of the Supper, in both of which the vital aspect of mystic union is Expressed. Ἀντί is here used to Express the idea of substitution, though ὑπέρ is more common in this sense in the NT (John 11:50) and in the earlier Greek (Alcestis, for instance)
Prophecy - Samuel Clarke has Expressed it, in answer to another kind of objector, "God's infallible judgment concerning contingent truths does no more alter the nature of the things, and cause them to be necessary, than our judging right at any time concerning a contingent truth makes it cease to be contingent; or than our science of a present truth is any cause of its being either true or present. John's Expression, to that period "when the mystery of God shall be perfected. He is even represented to us as being superior to men and angels; as far above all principality and power; above all that is accounted great, whether in heaven or in earth; as the word and wisdom of God; as the eternal Son of the Father; as the Heir of all things, by whom he made the worlds; as the brightness of his glory, and the Express image of his person. The equivocations of the Heathen oracles manifestly arose from their ignorance of future events, and from their endeavours to conceal that ignorance by such indefinite Expressions, as might be equally applicable to two or more events of a contrary description. As being in part signs to excite confidence, they had an immediate accomplishment, but were afterward fulfilled in a more illustrious sense, 1 Kings 13:2-3 ; Isaiah 7:14 ; Matthew 1:22 ; Daniel 9:27 ; Daniel 12:7 ; 1Ma_1:54 ; Matthew 24:15 ; the prophets being inspired, by the suggestions of the Spirit, to use Expressions magnificent enough to include the substance in the description of the figure
John, the Gospel by - He embodies and Expresses in His own person victory over death, and an entirely new order of life in man, which only the Son become man, and dying, could make available to us. ...
His glory as Son of God having been displayed, and He being presented to Jerusalem as Son of David, certain Greeks now Express a desire to see Jesus
Faith - In each of these cases ‘the faith’ has already become the phrase to Express all that is implied by believing in Christ. ...
We can see the transition from (2) to (3) in the Expression used by St. Paul faith was an experience that touched the inmost part of his nature, but it had perforce to find outward Expression. This confession finds its formal Expression in baptism, and the Apostle expected that in this way as well as in more homely ways this public confession would be made. , which is among the very earliest of the Pauline Epistles, there is found the Expression: ‘Before the faith came, we were kept in ward under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed’ (Galatians 3:23). In some respects it rises to a higher level as poetic and prophetic Expression is given in it to the energy of the deep religious faith that abounds in the heart of the writer
Ordination - (a) There is no technical word used in the NT to Express admission to ministerial office, for though χειροτονεῖν is found (Acts 14:23), there is no indication that it is there used in a technical sense (see below, 3). ’ The ‘sending forth’ is Expressly said to be the act of the Holy Ghost (Acts 13:4)
Papias, Bishop of Hierapolis - But considering that there is a change of pronouns, we are disposed to think that there is an anacoluthon, and that his meaning, however ill Expressed, was that he learned, by inquiry from others, things that Andrew, Peter, and others had said, and also stored up in his memory things which Aristion and John said in his own hearing. 36) has preserved a fragment containing an Express recognition of St. " The story tells of similar predictions concerning other productions of the earth, and relates how the traitor Judas Expressed his unbelief and was rebuked by our Lord. 26) calls him a very learned man, deeply versed in the Holy Scriptures; but the weight of evidence is against the genuineness of the clause containing this encomium, which probably Expresses later church opinion
Text, Versions, And Languages of ot - , and written under, over, or in the consonants of the ancient text; (2) the Greek versions, which transliterate a large number of Hebrew words, especially, but by no means only, the proper names; (3) the Assyrian texts: these, being written in a language which Expressed in writing vowel sounds as well as consonantal, give us the vowels of such Hebrew names as they cite. ...
Though in the oldest Hebrew MSS of the Bible the consonants of the original text are accompanied by the vowels which Express at once the traditional pronunciation and the traditional interpretation of the text, it is now as generally accepted that the vowels formed no part of the original text as that the earth revolves round the sun. Psalms 18:1-50 occurs not only in the Psalter, but also in 2 Samuel 22:1-51 ; the Psalm Expresses these consonants used vocalically 17 times where 2Sam. ) We are here concerned, of course, merely with such changes as crept into the text accidentally, or such minor changes as the introduction of the Expressed for the implicit subject, which belong to the province of textual criticism
Sinlessness - Whether this sense of inferiority and unworthiness on the part of the Baptist be ascribed to a long acquaintance with Jesus beforehand, or to the rapt dignity in the Expression of Jesus at the moment, it is equally remarkable. Even more pronounced was the sense of the same contrast Expressed by St. The wife of Pilate made use of almost the identical Expression when she sent to her husband the message: ‘Have thou nothing to do with this just man’ (Matthew 27:19). Elsewhere he Expresses the same sentiment more positively, as for instance in the prologue to his Gospel; but this statement of the negative may here suffice. It was not till the age of Deism and Rationalism that to Express doubts on this subject became a common characteristic of unbelief
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The first version of the Bible was that of the Septuagint into Greek, by order of that patron of literature, Ptolemy Philadelphus; though some maintain that the whole was not then translated, but only the Pentateuch; between which and the other books in the Septuagint version, the critics find a great diversity in point of style and Expression, as well as of accuracy. It was printed on a large paper, with a fair letter and margin: one complaint against it was, its retaining a multitude of Hebrew and Greek words untranslated, for want, as the editors Express it, of proper and adequate terms in the English to render them by; as the words azymes, tunike, holocaust, prepuce, pasche, &c. the last English Bible was that which proceeded from the Hampton Court conference, in 1603; where, many exceptions being made to the Bishops' Bible, king James gave order for a new one; not, as the preface Expresses it, for a translation altogether new, nor yet to make a good one better; or, of many good ones, one best
Moravians - Sometimes a sister, by Express licence from the Elders' Conference, is permitted to marry a person of approved piety in another communion, yet still to join in their church ordinances as before. But, to his inexpressible grief and disappointment, he was not permitted by the Dutch East India Company to resume his labours; some ignorant people having insinuated that the propagation of Christianity among the Hottentots would injure the interests of the colony
Sacrifice (2) - It is only in consequence of the opposition of His countrymen that He gives Expression to the thought that He is Himself the Mediator of salvation, the only Revealer of God (Matthew 11:25-30). ‘From death, from the guilt of sin and its punishment,’ says the old theology, or, as it is sometimes Expressed, ‘from the wrath of God. Our Lord, then, in the institution of the bread Expressed the thought that His life given up to death is to be appropriated by His followers, that it may become their life, that it may set them free from the bondage of sin, and make them free servants and sons of God. John’s Gospel this thought is most clearly Expressed. Just as the baptism of John was valueless without change of mind, and could confer no forgiveness without the bringing forth of fruit worthy of repentance, so the sprinkling of the blood Expressed the thought that purity and sincerity are necessary for all who would enter into the covenant relationship with God—that there can be no forgiveness except it be followed by sincere obedience. It is his own personal experience of salvation that has caused him to understand—the marvellous change wrought in him by the Lord who appeared to him on the road to Damascus, and which lie has Expressed in the words, ‘I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me’ (Galatians 2:20; cf. The whole sixth chapter of Romans is on this theme—death to sin in Christ; and the seventh Expresses the same thing in reference to the Law. The passage in 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 seems to Express St
Sea of Galilee - 45) to Express so bad an opinion of the waters of the Lake (ὕδωρ μοχθηρὸν λιμναῖον). This may explain the Expression ‘great fever’ (πυρετῶ̣ μεγάλω̣) of Luke 4:38. A company of visitors were standing on the shore at Tiberias, and, noting the glassy surface of the water and the smallness of the Lake, they Expressed doubts as to the possibility of such storms as those described in the Gospels
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‘Vicarious sacrifice’ is not a Scripture Expression, but is used by theologians to represent the meaning of a large number of passages found in the NT, in which the substitutionary character of Jesus’ sufferings are referred to, as, e. Their figures are illustrations, not definitions; their Expressions were forced on them by their past thought and experience, and are flung out towards truth as their best means of approximating to it’ (Lewis). (4) The different views held of the Jewish sacrificial system from which the NT figures and Expressions are drawn constitute a difficulty. (8) Finally, the difficulty of getting at the meaning attached to terms among the Palestine Jews of Jesus’ time, such terms, for example, as ‘ransom,’ redemption,’ ‘propitiation,’ and certain legal Expressions. In studying the Scriptures, therefore, to ascertain in what sense we are to understand Christ’s vicarious sacrifice, we are to note the individualism of the Expressions, their figurative character, their lack of logical exactness and definition, their relation to their time, and the fact that their authors are concerned with stating facts and results rather than developing theories. The depth of agony there Expressed in the cry, ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’ is said to indicate that in this dark experience Christ as a substitute was suffering in its fulness the wrath of God against sin; that He was exiled from the joys of God’s presence (Dale), because He was vicariously bearing the consequences of the transgressions of the race. Being in the midst of it, not thinking about it, but experiencing it, this fact of evil comes upon Him with an overwhelming reality, and for a moment His sensitive soul is clouded, and He lays hold of a sentence found in Psalms 22:1 and utters it as the most suitable words at hand by which to Express His agony. The psalm does not mean abandonment by God, but abandonment to suffering, for later it increasingly Expresses the confidence of the sufferer that he will be heard and delivered by God, so that he shall yet come to praise Him; nor does Jesus mean that He is abandoned by God and, substitutionally, under the crushing load of His displeasure, for He stays Himself on the fact that in His agony God is His God
Messiah - In these Psalms there are Expressions which could subsequently be used very properly to Express the expectation of a completed Messianic hope, but it would be unwise to read back into them a conscious expectation of a definite superhuman person. These Expressed themselves in a re-working of the older codes and prophecies of the Hebrews, under the influence of the faith in the coming triumph Jehovah would give His people. Through all these years it is certain that the fundamental elements of the Messianic hope remained fixed; namely, the ineradicable belief that Jehovah would ( a ) make of the Jewish nation a world empire; ( b ) establish the house of David; ( c ) punish the enemies of His chosen people, whether Gentiles or Jews; and ( d ) that this glorious future would be established by the Expression of the Divine power in the resurrection, not of the individual from Sheol, but of the nation from its miseries. These latter elements of the hope, however, are somewhat obscurely Expressed. It is, however, not difficult to see in it the more political and concrete hopes which the Pharisees Expressed in terms of the apocalypse
Arius the Heresiarch - 269 was his agreement with those who had used the word ὁμοούσιος to Express the relation of the Father and the Son. The Expression was at that time thought to have a Sabellian tendency, though, as events shewed, this was on account of its scope not having been satisfactorily defined. 25), the Expressions complained of, and posterity has been inclined to blame him for vacillation. For the synod of Antioch which condemned Paul of Samosata had Expressed its disapproval of the word ὁμοούσιος in one sense. 6, 12) had also made use of Expressions which favoured Arius's statement that the Logos was of a different substance to the Father, and that He owed His existence to the Father's will. The question next arose, in what form the universal belief of the church from the beginning should be Expressed. Possibly Expressions fell from them in the heat of argument which led Constantine to the conclusion that their submission was not genuine
John, Theology of - But if the form in which he Expressed it is accurate and what Christian can question it? , it ‘makes one thing of all theology. Philo employed an Expression which suited his philosophy because of its meaning ‘reason,’ and it was employed by him mainly in a metaphysical sense. This cardinal doctrine once laid down, there is no further reference to it in the Gospel, and in the only other places in NT where a similar Expression is used ( 1 John 1:1 and Revelation 19:13 ) it is employed with a difference. The strong phrases of John 6:1-71 , ‘eating the flesh’ and ‘drinking the blood’ of Christ, are employed, partly to Express the extreme closeness of the appropriation of Christ Himself by the believer, partly to emphasize the benefits of His sacrificial work, as the faithful receive in the Lord’s Supper the symbols of His broken body and blood poured out for men
Fall - ’ But such a view does not seem to have been universal, for Edersheim says Expressly of the teaching of the Talmud: ‘So far as their opinions can be gathered from their writings, the great doctrines of Original Sin, and of the sinfulness of our whole nature, were not held by the ancient Rabbis’ (LT Koran - It is the general belief among the Mahometans that the Koran is of divine original; nay, that it is eternal and uncreated; remaining, as some Express it, in the very essence of God: and the first transcript has been from everlasting, by God's throne, written on a table of vast bigness, called the preserved table, in which are also recorded the divine decrees, past and future; that a copy from this table, in one volume upon paper, was by the ministry of the angel Gabriel sent down to the lowest heaven, in the month of Ramadan, on the night of power, from whence Gabriel revealed it to Mahomet in parcels, some at Mecca, and some at Medina, at different times, during the space of twenty-three years, as the exigency of affairs required; giving him, however, the consolation to show him the whole (which they tell us was bound in silk, and adorned with gold and precious stones of paradise) once a year; but in the last year of his life he had the favour to see it twice. Admirably adapted by its unrivalled harmony, and by its endless variety, to add painting to Expression, and to pursue the imagination in its unbounded flight, it became in the hands of Mahomet an irresistible charm to blind the judgment and to captivate the fancy of his followers. Though in the prophetical and evangelical writings, the joys that shall attend us in a divine state, are often mentioned with ardent admiration, they are Expressed rather by allusion than by similitude; rather by indefinite and figurative terms, than by any thing fixed and determinate. What a reverence and astonishment does this passage excite in every hearer of taste and piety! What energy, and at the same time what simplicity in the Expression! How sublime, and at the same time how obscure, is the imagery! Different was the conduct of Mahomet in his descriptions of heaven and paradise
Law - Hence we frequently read of the law of Moses as Expressive of the whole religion of the Jews, Hebrews 9:19 ; Hebrews 10:28 . It is from those common notions, handed down by tradition, though often imperfect and perverted, that the Heathens themselves distinguished right from wrong, by which "they were a law unto themselves, showing the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness," Romans 2:12-15 , although they had no Express revelation. " When the lawgiver begins to recapitulate the statutes and judgments he had enjoined to his nation, it is with this declaration: "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord,"...
Deuteronomy 6:4 ; or, as it might be more closely Expressed, Jehovah our Elohim, or God, is one Jehovah. All fair reasoners will admit that each of these must be understood to condemn, not merely the extreme crime which it Expressly prohibits, but every inferior offence of the same kind, and every mode of conduct leading to such transgression; and, on the contrary, to enjoin opposite conduct, and the cultivation of opposite dispositions. ...
When we proceed to the second table, comprehending more Expressly our social duties, we find all the most important principles on which they depend clearly enforced
Augustine - Indeed, it has often been mentioned as a fact, with Expressions of regret, that the writings of no man, those of the Stagirite excepted, contributed more than those of St. In his sentiments, however, upon the latter point he was rather inconsistent, at one time asserting that the essence of original sin was concupiscence, and at another Expressing doubts respecting his own position. Before the age in which he lived, the early fathers held what, in the language of systematic theology, is termed the synergestic system, or the needfulness of human cooperation in the works of holiness; but though the freedom of the will was not considered by them as excluding or rendering unnecessary the grace of God, yet much vagueness is perceptible in the manner in which they Express themselves, because they had not examined the subject with the same attention as the theologians by whom they were succeeded. One of them has thus Expressed himself, in his endeavour to reconcile St. ' If any harsher Expressions have escaped his pen, (as commonly it happeneth in the heats of a disputation,) they are to be qualified by this last rule, and by that before, in which it was affirmed, that ‘God could not with justice judge and condemn the world, if all men's sins proceeded not from their own free will, but from some overruling providence which inforced them to it. In the tenth chapter of his work against the Manichaeans, the bishop of Hippo thus Expresses himself: ‘Who is it that will not exclaim, How foolish it is to deliver precepts to that man who is not at liberty to perform what is commanded! And how unjust it is to condemn him who had not power to fulfil the commands! Yet these unhappy persons [11] do not perceive that they are ascribing such injustice and want of equity to God. If, however, an estimate may be formed of what this father intended in his various pacificatory doctrinal explanations from what he has actually admitted and Expressed, it may be safely affirmed that no systematic writer of theology seems so completely to have entered into the last and best views of the bishop of Hippo, or so nearly reconciled the apparent discordances in them, as Arminius has done; and few other authors have rendered more ample justice to his sentiments, talents, and character, than the famous Dutch Professor
Trinity - " The same learned author justly considers the first two verses of the Old Testament as containing very strong, if not decisive, evidence in support of the truth of this doctrine: Elohim, a noun substantive of the plural number, by which the Creator is Expressed, appears as evidently to point toward a plurality of persons in the divine nature, as the verb in the singular, with which it is joined, does to the unity of that nature: "In the beginning God created;" with strict attention to grammatical propriety, the passage should be rendered, "In the beginning Gods created," but our belief in the unity of God forbids us thus to translate the word Elohim. As the Father and the Son are Expressly pointed out in the first verse of this chapter, so is the Third Person in the blessed Trinity not less decisively revealed to us in Genesis 1:2 : "And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters:" "brooded upon" the water, incubavit, as a hen broods over her eggs. ...
Elohim seems to be the general appellation by which the Triune Godhead is collectively distinguished in Scripture; and in the concise history of the creation only, the Expression, bara Elohim, "the Gods created," is used above thirty times. The combining this plural noun with a verb in the singular would not appear so remarkable, if Moses had uniformly adhered to that mode of Expression; for then it would be evident that he adopted the mode used by the Gentiles in speaking of their false gods in the plural number, but by joining with it a singular verb or adjective, rectified a phrase that might appear to give a direct sanction to the error of polytheism. But, in reality, the reverse is the fact; for in Deuteronomy 32:15 ; Deuteronomy 32:17 , and other places, he uses the singular number of this very noun to Express the Deity, though not employed in the August work of creation: "He forsook God," Eloah; "they sacrificed to devils, not to God," Eloah. ...
If the argument above offered should still appear inconclusive, the twenty- sixth verse of the first chapter of Genesis contains so pointed an attestation to the truth of it, that, when duly considered, it must stagger the most hardened skeptic; for in that text not only the plurality is unequivocally Expressed, but the act which is the peculiar prerogative of Deity is mentioned together with that plurality, the one circumstance illustrating the other, and both being highly elucidatory of this doctrine: "And God (Elohim) said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. " Why the Deity should speak of himself in the plural number, unless that Deity consisted of more than one person, it is difficult to conceive; for the answer given by the modern Jews, that this is only a figurative mode of Expression, implying the high dignity of the speaker, and that it is usual for earthly sovereigns to use this language by way of distinction, is futile, for two reasons. In truth, there does not seem to be any real dignity in an Expression, which, when used by a human sovereign in relation to himself, approaches very near to absurdity. "Behold, the man is become as one of us;" a very singular Expression, which some Jewish commentators, with equal effrontery, contend was spoken by the Deity to the council of angels, that, according to their assertions, attended him at the creation. " It is to be noticed, that the belief, here Expressed separately, in the three persons of the Trinity, is precisely the same in all. " Thus the mysterious union of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, as one God, was, in the opinion of the purer ages of the Christian church, clearly Expressed in this form of baptism. " Here the Father is described by a periphrasis taken from his attribute of eternity; and "the seven spirits" is a mystical Expression for the Holy Ghost, used upon this occasion either because the salutation is addressed to seven churches, every one of which had partaken of the Spirit. In the mean time we may observe, that if it shall appear from Scripture, that Christ is God, and the Holy Ghost is God, it will follow, since we are assured that there is but one God, that the three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, by a mysterious union, constitute the one God, or, as it is Expressed in the first article of the church of England: "There is a Trinity in Unity; and in the unity of this Godhead there be three Persons of one substance, power, and eternity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Justin Martyr, in refuting the charge of atheism urged against Christians, because they did not believe in the gods of the Heathen, Expressly says, "We worship and adore the Father, and the Son who came from him and taught us these things, and the prophetic Spirit;" and soon after, in the same apology, he undertakes to show the reasonableness of the honour paid by Christians to the Father in the first place, to the Son in the second, and to the Holy Ghost in the third; and says, that their assigning the second place to a crucified man, was, by unbelievers, denominated madness, because they were ignorant of the mystery, which he then proceeds to explain. He had before said, in speaking of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, that "there are three of one substance, and of one condition, and of one power, because there is one God:" and he afterward adds, "The connection of the Father in the Son, and of the Son in the Comforter, makes three united together, the one with the other; which three are one thing, not one person; as it is said, I and the Father are one thing, with regard to the unity of substance, not to the singularity of number:" and he also Expressly says, "The Father is God, and the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God;" and again, "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, believed to be three, constitute one God. It would, perhaps, have been well, if divines, in treating this awful and mysterious subject, had confined themselves to the Expressions of Scripture; for the moment we begin to explain it beyond the written word of God, we plunge ourselves into inextricable difficulties
Paul - Paul and Barnabas, having executed their commission, returned to Antioch; and soon after their arrival in that city they were separated, by the Express direction of the Holy Ghost, from the other Christian teachers and prophets, for the purpose of carrying the glad tidings of the Gospel to the Gentiles of various countries, Acts 13:1 . His writings are a true Expression of this character, with regard to the tone predominant in them
Paul - Sometimes he went on to Express his thankfulness to God for their steadfastness in the faith and their progress in grape, and to pray for their further development. In the strongest language he can find, he repeats, in every variety of Expression, that the former is abortive and abolished, but that the latter is the glorious revelation which is the end of all the ways of God with men
Passover - O God, rebuild Thy Temple speedily!’ and in the aspiration repeated more than once, but especially before the fourth cup: ‘Next year in Jerusalem!’ We wonder how far these words really Express the yearning of the Jewish heart
Monophysitism - All he had to do was to lay down the particular propositions which, when enunciated by too daring theologians, were in plain conflict with the Express teaching of God's Word, and must therefore tend to mislead mankind on points essential to their salvation. Yet this can hardly be attributed to the more harmless character of Monophysitism, because as a fact the opinions advocated by Dioscorus and Eutyches were pushed to far greater extremes and far less carefully qualified than those Expressed by theologians so competent as Theodore of Mopsuestia and Theodoret of Cyrus. The Expression is only permissible in consequence of the inseparable conjunction of Christ's Godhead and Manhood in one Personality
Polycarpus, Bishop of Smyrna - The forms of Expression in the two letters are different; N. quotations, profuse in Polycarp's letter, are comparatively scanty in the Ignatian ones; and, most decisive of all, the Ignatian letters are characterized by great originality of thought and Expression, while Polycarp's is but a commonplace echo of the apostolic epistles. Peter, he is silent as to this Express mention of St. Some church use of Polycarp's epistle seems to have continued in Asia until Jerome's time; if we can lay stress on his rather obscure Expression (Catal
Prophet - As soon as He became known, the general judgment was pronounced that ‘a great prophet had arisen, and that God had visited his people’ (Luke 7:16); and when at the close of His ministry He allowed the populace openly to Express their feelings regarding Him, they, in answer to the question ‘Who is this?’ replied, ‘This is Jesus, the prophet of Nazareth’ (Matthew 21:11; also Mark 6:15, Matthew 21:46, Luke 24:19, John 4:19; John 6:14; John 7:40; John 9:17). Isaiah felt that, in order to hold intercourse with God, personal holiness was requisite (Isaiah 6:5); and indeed so fully was this felt that the prophetic state was looked upon as closely related to communion with God in prayer; and the Expression which was generally used in the OT for the answering of prayer was frequently applied to prophetic revelation (עָנָה Micah 3:7, Habakkuk 2:1 ff. Like the prophets of old, He received communications from God: but in virtue of His Divine Personality He perfectly heard and faithfully Expressed every thought revealed to Him
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On one great branch of this question, however, Jesus Expressed Himself clearly and without compromise. ’ The principle underlying this is that the external practice must be a spontaneous Expression of the inward feeling. ’ The reference is to His own death; and possibly the foreboding Expressed should lead us to assign this incident to His later ministry, after the declaration of Messiahship had been made and the prediction of death had been uttered. He confirms this by pointing out that as a matter of fact the bridegroom is not taken away from wedding festivities, and here therefore the choice of Expression has been determined by the actual fact of Christ’s removal by death. But it is by no means clear with what ‘old’ and ‘new’ should be identified, nor again can we assume that both parables Express the same truth. The retort of the former showed that they understood the reference to be to the literal temple, while the Evangelist Expressly says that the interpretation he adopts occurred to the disciples only after the resurrection. The great principle, that the external was unimportant in comparison with the inward, Expressed in the abolition by Jesus of the Levitical laws as to unclean food, and in His doctrine that for worship in the material temple there was to be substituted worship in spirit and in truth, carried with it the conclusion that as a purely external rite circumcision could have no place in the religion of the spirit
Ambrosius of Milan - To passages already quoted which Express this conviction may be added a remark let fall by Ambrose at the council of Aquileia, "Sacerdotes de laicis judicare debent, non laici de sacerdotibus" (Gesta Conc. Attempts have been made, chiefly on this account, to call in question the Ambrosian authorship of the treatises de Mysteriis and de Sacramentis ; but their Expressions are supported by others to be found in undoubted works of Ambrose. A keen sense of the restraints and temptations and annoyances which reside in the flesh is Expressed in Ambrose's remarkable language concerning death
Basilius, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia - Modestus Expressed his astonishment at hearing such unusual language (Greg. In 372 he made an expedition by the Express command of Valens, obtained by the urgency of his fast friend count Terentius, to strengthen the episcopate in that country by appointing fresh bishops and infusing fresh life into existing ones ( Ep
Character of Christ - The materials of our study must be, and need only be, such words and deeds as Express the whole man, and are the organic utterance and outcome of his very self. And if He be alive now, and able to influence persons now living on this earth, it is certain that His communications will be simply the unfolding and the application of the character which was Expressed in such words and deeds as the Gospels record
Christ in Jewish Literature - But there is good ground for saying that this book was not countenanced by the best representatives of the Jewish religion, and did not Express their opinion
Church (2) - Unity: (a) essential and transcendental; (b) taking outward Expression; (c) imperfect. The old Jewish kings had led the people in war, they had judged them in peace, they had levied tribute; but these functions Christ Expressly disclaimed. It may be true that ‘by the words the Kingdom of God our Lord denotes not so much His disciples, whether individually or even as forming a collective body, as something which they receive—a state upon which they enter’ (Robertson, Regnum Dei); but at the same time the whole history of the growth of the idea of the Kingdom led, naturally, to the belief that the Kingdom of God about which Christ taught would be Expressed and realized in a society. There was a process of sifting (John 6:66), and immediately after the Ascension an Expression is used which suggests some sort of list (Acts 1:15). It is Expressly mentioned even in the exceptional case recorded in Acts 10:47 f. Paul the term ecclesia is constantly used of the local communities, of which he had frequent occasion to speak; the church in a city (1 Corinthians 1:2) or even in a house (Romans 16:5, Colossians 4:15) is a familiar Expression, and the churches of a region are spoken of (1 Corinthians 16:1; 1 Corinthians 16:19) in a way that possibly suggests the beginnings of a provincial organization. ...
(b) But this invisible unity will Express itself, as far as regards that part of the Church which is on earth, in an outward form. For this Christ provided by the institution of a ministry in the persons of the Apostles, to whom Ho Expressly committed the sacraments
Gregorius (14) Nazianzenus, Bishop of Sasima And of Constantinople - The son thought it prudent to remain at home, but sent by his father's hands a letter to Eusebius, Expressing his esteem and excusing his absence, and referring to the miracle of his father's restored health ( Ep. The option of having one at all, its time and place if resolved upon, all was left to Basil's will, and yet he felt injured and Expressed his dissatisfaction at Gregory's conduct. He had heard men cavil at Basil's orthodoxy, and assert that he did not hold the Divinity of the Third Person in the Trinity; and humbly asked him, for the sake of silencing his detractors—he himself had no doubt—to Express in definite words what he held as the true doctrine ( Ep. 65), but he Expressed his love in 12 epitaphs
Hermas, Known as the Shepherd - But perhaps his language Expresses no more than his belief in the divine inspiration under which he wrote, for elsewhere he states that he does not regard the personages of his visions as having objective reality, and those things which in the earlier part are represented as spoken to him by the church are afterwards said to have been spoken by God's Spirit under the form of the church. ...
The only Express quotation is from the lost apocryphal book of Eldad and Modad
Hosius (1), a Confessor Under Maximian - " His presidency in this case is affirmed in Express terms by Athanasius ( Hist. The predominant opinion is Expressed by Valesius in a note to Socrates (H. " These very Expressions occur in the creed set forth at Sirmium in Latin, and afterwards translated into Greek, which Socrates gives ( l. This may perhaps explain the Expression of Hilarius ( contr. " As he relates the violence used towards him, he Expresses only the tenderest commiseration for his friend; but against Constantius, his persecutor, his indignation knows no bounds (Hist
Clementine Literature - He adds that he had omitted certain passages common to both, one of which he specifies, as being, to say the least, unintelligible to him; and elsewhere Expresses his opinion that those passages had been interpolated by heretics. He apologizes for parting company with them, and they Express grief at the separation, but console themselves that is it only for two days. ; for these regrets are Expressed on the first occasion that any of the three brothers is removed from personal attendance on Peter. There are Expressions in R
Eutyches And Eutychianism - Eusebius asked first for the recital of (a ) Cyril's first letter to Nestorius, (b ) the approbation of that letter by the council of Ephesus, and (c ) Cyril's letter to John of Antioch; secondly, that all present should Express acceptance of these documents as true expositions of the Nicene Creed. Certain Expressions used by them were, in his opinion, mistakes; in such cases he turned to Holy Scripture, as a safer guide than the Fathers. He regretted the illness of Eutyches, and on behalf of those present, Expressed their willingness to wait till he was restored. Eusebius said that when Mamas and Theophilus had visited Eutyches, the archimandrite used Expressions not reported to the synod, but which threw great light on his opinions. Whosoever refuses the formula 'of two natures' and the Expression 'two natures' is unorthodox; "to which the synod responded with the cry, "And to receive this under compulsion (as would Eutyches) is not to believe in it. He repeats that he could not accede to the demands of the synod, acknowledge two natures in Christ, and anathematize all who opposed this doctrine, because Athanasius, Gregory, Julius, and Felix had rejected the Expression "two natures," he himself having no wish to add to the creed of Nicaea and Ephesus, nor to define too particularly the nature of God the Word. In his letter to Theodosius (June 13 449) Leo Expresses his regret that "the foolish old man" (Eutyches) had not given up opinions condemned by the synod of Constantinople and intimates his wish that the archimandrite should be received again if he would keep his promise to the pope and amend what was erroneous in his views. The archdeacon Aetius recited in his presence the confession of faith approved at the previous session, and when the emperor asked if it Expressed the opinion of all, shouts arose from all sides, "This is the belief of us all! We are unanimous, and have signed it unanimously! We are all orthodox! This is the belief of the Fathers; this is the belief of the Apostles; this is the belief of the orthodox; this belief hath saved the world! Long live Marcian, the new Constantine, the new Paul, the new David! Long live Pulcheria, the new Helena!" ...
Imperial edicts speedily followed the close of the council (Nov
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Add to these, and to innumerable other similar Expressions and allusions, the argument of the Apostle in the Epistle to the Hebrews, in which, by proving at length, that the sacrifice of Christ was superior in efficacy to the sacrifices of the law, he most unequivocally assumes, that the death of Christ was a sacrifice and sin-offering; for without that it would no more have been capable of comparison with the sacrifices of the law, than the death of John the Baptist, St. This very comparison, we may affirm, is utterly unaccountable and absurd on any hypothesis which denies the sacrifice of Christ; for what relation could his death have to the Levitical immolations and offerings, if it had no sacrificial character? Nothing could, in fact, be more misleading, and even absurd, than to apply those terms which, both among Jews and Gentiles, were in use to Express the various processes and means of atonement and piacular propitiation, if the Apostles and Christ himself did not intend to represent his death strictly as an expiation for sin:— misleading, because such would be the natural and necessary inference from the terms themselves, which had acquired this as their established meaning:—and absurd, because if, as Socinians say, they used them metaphorically, there was not even an ideal resemblance between the figure and that which it was intended to illustrate. Agreeably to this conclusion we find it Expressly declared, in the several cases of piacular oblations for transgression of the divine commands, that the sin for which atonement was made by those oblations should be forgiven. On the day appointed for this general expiation, the priest is commanded to offer a bullock and a goat, as sin offerings, the one for himself, and the other for the people; and, having sprinkled the blood of these in due form before the mercy seat, to lead forth a second goat, denominated "the scape-goat;" and, after laying both his hands upon the head of the scapegoat, and confessing over him all the iniquities of the people, to put them upon the head of the goat, and to send the animal, thus bearing the sins of the people, away into the wilderness; in this manner Expressing, by an action which cannot be misunderstood, that the atonement, which, it is affirmed, was to be effected by the sacrifice of the sin offering, consisted in removing from the people their iniquities by this translation of them to the animal. Shall we account for it by saying that sacrifices were offered for the benefit of the worshipper, but exclude the notion of expiation? But here we are obliged to confine the benefit to reconciliation and the taking away of sins, and that by the appointed means of the shedding of blood, and the presentation of blood in the holy place, accompanied by the Expressive ceremony of imposition of hands upon the head of the victim; the import of which act is fixed, beyond all controversy, by the priests confessing over that victim the sins of all the people, and at the same time imprecating upon its head the vengeance due to them, Leviticus 16:21
Calvinism - For if all is to be resolved into the mere will of God as to the destruction of the reprobate; if they were created for this purpose, as Calvin Expressly affirms; if they fell into their corruption in pursuance of God's determination; if, as he had said before, "God passes them by, and reprobates them, ...
from no other cause than his determination to exclude them from the inheritance of his children," why refer to their natural corruption at all, and their being odious to God in that state, since the same reason is given for their corruption as for their reprobation?—not any fault of theirs; but the mere will of God, "the reprobation hidden in his secret counsel," and that not grounded on the visible and tangible fact of their demerit. For as two causes of reprobation are Expressly laid down, they must be either opposed to each other, or be consenting. It was by availing themselves of the ineffectual struggles of Calvin to give some colour of justice to his reprobating decree by fixing upon the corruption of man as a cause of reprobation, that some of his followers endeavoured, in the very teeth of his own Express words, to reduce his system to sublapsarianism
Jews - This decree had been Expressly foretold by the Prophet Isaiah, who spoke of Cyrus by name, above a hundred years before his birth, as the deliverer of God's chosen people from their predicted captivity. To this corruption and misconduct, and to the increasing wickedness of the people, their sufferings ought indeed to be attributed, according to the Express declarations of God by the mouth of his prophets
Bible - To this purpose he adds, that the surprise manifested by Hilkiah, on the discovery of it, and the grief Expressed by Josiah when he heard it read, plainly show that neither of them had seen it before. He adds, that the surprise Expressed by Josiah and the people, at his reading the copy found by Hilkiah, may be accounted for by adverting to the history of the preceding reigns, and by recollecting how idolatrous a king Manasseh had been for fifty-five years, and that he wanted neither power nor inclination to destroy the copies of the law, if they had not been secreted by the servants of God. " The threefold division of the Old Testament into the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms, mentioned by Josephus, was Expressly recognised before his time by Jesus Christ, as well as by the subsequent writers of the New Testament. The Jews, to whom they were first committed, never varied respecting them; while they were fully recognised by our Lord and his Apostles; and, consequently, their authenticity is established by Express revelation. " The fifth was the Apostle Paul, who, as he Expresses it, was "one born out of due time," but who had likewise seen Jesus Christ, and had been empowered by him to work miracles, which were "the signs of an Apostle. Formal catalogues of them were published, and they were attacked by the adversaries of Christianity, who not only did not question, but Expressly admitted, the facts they contained, and that they were the genuine productions of the persons whose names they bore
Odes of Solomon - The idea of God being a helper of man is also Expressed in many verses (see vii. As to the second quotation, it is possible that it alludes to the grace of God, and by extension, to Christian doctrine, the word ‘water’ being frequently used in Syriac literature to Express this idea. The OT Peshiṭta is an irrefragable testimony to this assertion, and the literary compositions of Aphrahaṭ and Ephrem, in which Greek words and Greek Expressions are counted by hundreds, would not tend to weaken it
Nestorius And Nestorianism - Some confusion of thought continued to exist about the use of the terms πρόσωτον and ὑπόστασις to signify what we in English Express by the one inadequate word "person. Proclus was probably giving Expression to real convictions, but was clearly not in a position which justified him in undertaking the task. (Socrates, however, says that Nestorius attended one meeting, and left it after having Expressed himself in somewhat unfortunate language
Paul (2) - Every man really has his philosophy, Expressed or implied. ) We note further that there are Express appeals to ‘words of the Lord’ in 1 Corinthians 7:10; 1 Corinthians 9:14. Besides these, there are coincidences of Expression so striking as almost to amount to quotation in Romans 12:14, 1 Corinthians 4:12-13; 1 Corinthians 6:5; 1 Corinthians 12:2-3. It is all a way of Expressing the closest appropriation, assimilation, and union. ’ This act of faith could be Expressed intellectually as assent to the proposition that ‘Jesus is the Christ,’ or that ‘Jesus is Lord
Pelagianism And Pelagius - Paul by Pelagius, who, however, put the arguments in the mouth of another and did not avowedly Express them as his own. Orosius claimed that such doctrine should be at once denounced as untenable on the authority of the recent council at Carthage, and of the writings of Augustine, and the judgment of their own venerated neighbour Jerome recently Expressed in a letter to Ctesiphon. He began each with a strong assertion of the supreme authority of his see and many Expressions of satisfaction that the controversy had been referred to him for final decision. He Expressed doubt whether the record of the proceedings at Diospolis he had received was authentic. They reject the idea that the petition in the Lord's Prayer, "Forgive us our sins," is inappropriate for Christian men and can only be regarded as a prayer for others, and that it can only be used as a fictitious Expression of humility, not as a true confession of guilt
Perfection (of Jesus) - There are creative times in the world’s history when a great idea is Expressed, and it becomes the task of centuries to understand and assimilate it. Jesus might not formulate in Express terms the doctrine of the brotherhood of man. He rather inspired a spirit which sooner or later would burst all the swaddling-bands that confined humanity, and which Expressed itself in the words of him who understood best the spirit of the Master, ‘Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, barbarian, Seythian, bond nor free’ (Colossians 3:11). ...
Jesus’ filial relation of love and obedience to the Father and His brotherhood to man reach their absolute Expression on Calvary
Preaching Christ - Now ‘the Christ,’ or ‘the Messiah,’ was not a meaningless Expression for Jews: it had a distinct meaning, and a great range of ideas and hopes attached to it. The arguments from prophecy and from miracles are formal ways of Expressing truths which really contain much more than these forms can carry; and our impression of the truths is too direct, immediate, and complex to have justice done it by such arguments. Thus, to take as an example what many regard as the supreme category in the teaching of Jesus—the Kingdom of God: what is meant by preaching Christ here? It is very likely impossible for us to understand precisely what the Expression ‘Kingdom of God’ conveyed in the mental atmosphere of Judaism or of the 1st cent. What it suggests to us, as already pointed out, is the continuity of revelation, and the fulfilment through Jesus of all the hopes which, through history and prophecy, God had kindled in human hearts; it is the possibility of using it to Express this that justifies us in retaining the name. The eschatological Christ, coming on the clouds of heaven, and coming in the lifetime of some who heard His voice, was one Expression for Jesus of this absolute significance; and it is as such an Expression—that is, as an assurance of the speedy triumph of God’s cause in and through Him, and not in its spectacular detail—that we believe in it. It may be argued, no doubt, that the form in which this is Expressed in Matthew 7:21 ff; Matthew 25:31 ff. It is natural to suppose that in the account of Jesus’ baptism (Matthew 3:17 ||) the heavenly voice which pronounces Him Son of God, in words borrowed from Psalms 2, means the term there to be taken in the Messianic ‘official’ sense; it is the Messianic consciousness of Jesus, as the accompanying narrative of the Temptation proves, which is Expressed in ὁ υἱός μον
Theodoretus, Bishop of Cyrrhus - 150) prefixed to his observations upon them, he Expresses a suspicion that some "enemies of the truth" had been sheltering themselves under Cyril's name. Although his orthodoxy had been acknowledged by Leo and his restoration required by the emperor, the anti-Nestorian section would not hear of his recognition as a bishop until he had in Express terms anathematized Nestorius