What does Glorify mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
δοξάσει to think 4
δόξασόν to think 3
δοξάσωσιν to think 2
δοξάσω to think 2
ἐδόξαζεν to think 1
יְכַבְּד֣וּךָ to be heavy 1
וַאֲכַבְּדָ֖ה to be heavy 1
וִֽיכַבְּד֣וּ to be heavy 1
וּֽתְכַבְּדֵֽנִי to be heavy 1
כַּבְּד֑וּהוּ to be heavy 1
וְהִכְבַּדְתִּ֖ים to be heavy 1
ἐδόξασεν to think 1
כַּבְּד֣וּ to be heavy 1
δοξαζέτω to think 1
δοξάζειν to think 1
δοξάσαι to think 1
δοξάζητε to think 1
δοξάσῃ to think 1
δοξάσατε to think 1
אֲפָאֵֽר to glorify 1

Definitions Related to Glorify


   1 to think, suppose, be of opinion.
   2 to praise, extol, magnify, celebrate.
   3 to honour, do honour to, hold in honour.
   4 to make glorious, adorn with lustre, clothe with splendour.
      4a to impart glory to something, render it excellent.
      4b to make renowned, render illustrious.
         4b1 to cause the dignity and worth of some person or thing to become manifest and acknowledged.


   1 to be heavy, be weighty, be grievous, be hard, be rich, be honourable, be glorious, be burdensome, be honoured.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to be heavy.
         1a2 to be heavy, be insensible, be dull.
         1a3 to be honoured.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be made heavy, be honoured, enjoy honour, be made abundant.
         1b2 to get oneself glory or honour, gain glory.
      1c (Piel).
         1c1 to make heavy, make dull, make insensible.
         1c2 to make honourable, honour, Glorify.
      1d (Pual) to be made honourable, be honoured.
      1e (Hiphil). 1e1 to make heavy. 1e2 to make heavy, make dull, make unresponsive. 1e3 to cause to be honoured.
      1f (Hithpael).
         1f1 to make oneself heavy, make oneself dense, make oneself numerous.
         1f2 to honour oneself.


   1 to Glorify, beautify, adorn.
      1a (Piel) to Glorify, beautify.
      1b (Hithpael).
         1b1 to Glorify oneself.
         1b2 to get glory to oneself, be glorified.
   2 (Piel) to go over the boughs.

Frequency of Glorify (original languages)

Frequency of Glorify (English)


Easton's Bible Dictionary - Glorify
To make glorious, or cause so to appear (John 12:28 ; 13:31,32 ; 17:4,5 ).
Spoken of God to "shew forth his praise" (1 Corinthians 6:20 ; 10:31 ).
King James Dictionary - Glorify
GLO'RIFY, L. gloria and facio, to make.
1. To praise to magnify and honor in worship to ascribe honor to, in thought or words. Psalms 86:9 God is glorified, when such his excellency, above all things, is with due admiration acknowledged.
2. To make glorious to exalt to glory, or to celestial happiness. Whom he justified, them he also glorified. Romans 8
The God of our fathers hath glorified his son
Jesus. Acts 3
3. To praise to honor to extol. Whomsoever they find to be most licentious of life--him they set up and glorify.
4. To procure honor or praise to.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Glorify
We meet with this word very often in Scripture, and we cannot be too particular in our proper apprehension of its meaning. It is not very difficult to understand how JEHOVAH is glorified actively, when we give to him the glory that is due to his holy name. God is said to be glorified, when we honour him in his word, his attributes, his perfections, and in all his dispensations, both in nature, providence and grace. "Whoso offereth me praise, saith JEHOVAH, he glorifieth me." (Psalms 50:23) We may be said to glorify God, when we give him the credit due to God in believing him, and especially in that record he hath given of his dear Son. In this view of giving glory to God is included all that self-abasement becoming poor lost creatures, and ascribing the whole of redemption to sovereign, free, and unmerited grace. In short, in every way, and by every means, we may be said to glorify JEHOVAH when Christ, as the Christ of God, is exalted as the only Saviour of a lost world; and the soul lies low at the footstool of the throne of grace, ascribing "salvation only to God and the Lamb." This is to glorify God actively.
But then it should be carefully remembered at the same time, and never lost sight of, that all this, and ten thousand times more, in giving glory to JEHOVAH, doth not in fact add an atom to his glory. God is all-glorious in himself, whether his creatures praise him, or do not. Resting in his own eternal glory and all-sufficiency, nothing can add to, or take from that glory. Sooner might light be added to the sun by a faint taper of the night, or sound to the thunder by the human voice, than that JEHOVAH can receive additional glory from any act, or from all the acts of his creatures, put them all together in one. No! the giving glory to God is spoken of in accommodation to human apprehension, and after the manner of men, to intimate the suitable and becoming frame in man towards God, and his sense of divine goodness.
But beside this glorifying God actively, there is another method by which the Lord is said to be glorified by his creatures passively; namely, when under suited impressions of his goodness the soul lies passive, and comes to receive, and not to give; and from the Lord's grace thereby to minister to the Lord's glory. And this is as blessed a way as the former, and in which the Lord is truly glorified.
When God in Christ gives out of his fulness mercy, pardon, grace, yea, imparts of himself the suited supply to the wants of the millions of his people, this is to his glory. He doth, indeed, get himself a glorious name, and is glorified in all the gracious acts by which his love and rich mercy is thus made known. And if poor needy creatures had but such views of the clemency of heaven, they would see what encouragement it gives to faith, to be always looking up to God's free bounty in Christ, to receive from his fulness, and grace for grace. When a poor believing soul can say, it is the glory and perfection of a God in Christ to be laying out upon his redeemed of his infinite and inexhaustible fulness; and Christ in God is as much glorified by my poor heart, when passively receiving from his grace bestowed upon me, as when I actively praise him with joyful lips, when by his Holy Spirit he enables me to bring my poor boon of love and thankfulness. This is to glorify God.
The reader will be pleased to observe, that in all I have here noticed of glorifying JEHOVAH, I have hitherto confined the subject to that part of the divine glory given to him by his church and people, under those two branches of it, actively and passively. But a yet far higher view of glorifying the Lord remains to be considered. The transcendent glory of JEHOVAH is in the person of Christ, as God-man Mediator. Here the whole glory of JEHOVAH, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, centres. In Christ that glory shines out in one full constellation. The Holy Ghost, by the apostle, describes it in a short verse, when speaking of Christ's person. "In him dwelleth all the fulness of the GODHEAD bodily." (Colossians 2:9) But what angels or men can describe this? And in Christ's ministry, offices, character, work, and relations in the accomplishment, who shall undertake to set forth the glory of the Father in the Son, and the glory of the Son by the Father, through the efficient operation of God the Holy Ghost?
I will only add, that it forms a part of that glory which all the persons of the GODHEAD are concerned in, and will be loved, and praised, and adored for, to all eternity by the church, when the church is glorified and made everlastingly happy, from her union with her glorious Head Christ Jesus, and brought home through a life of grace here, to a life of unspeakable nearness, felicity, and glory in Christ Jesus hereafter, and to rest in the uninterrupted enjoyment of it for evermore. This also is to the divine glory.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Glorify
to make glorious or honourable, or to cause to appear so, John 12:28 ; John 13:31-32 ; John 15:8 ; John 17:4-5 ; John 21:19 ; Acts 3:13 . In this view it particularly refers to the resurrection of Christ, and his ascension to the right hand of God, John 7:39 ; John 12:16 . It also expresses that change which shall pass upon believers at the general resurrection, and their admission into heaven.

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Lorified - ) of Glorify...
Lorifying - ) of Glorify...
Hery - ) To worship; to Glorify; to praise
Kudos - ) To praise; to extol; to Glorify
Apotheosize - ) To exalt to the dignity of a deity; to declare to be a god; to deify; to Glorify
Magnify - ...
Note: In Romans 11:13 , AV, the verb doxazo, "to Glorify," is translated "I magnify (my office)," RV, "I Glorify (my ministry). " See Glorify
Canonize - ) To Glorify; to exalt to the highest honor
Clarify - ) To Glorify
Caedmon - According to Saint Bede, he was attached as a laborer to the double monastery of Whitby founded by Saint Hilda, 657, and was commanded in a vision to Glorify God in hymns
Cedmon - According to Saint Bede, he was attached as a laborer to the double monastery of Whitby founded by Saint Hilda, 657, and was commanded in a vision to Glorify God in hymns
Experiment - In 2 Corinthians 9:13 ‘experiment’ means proof: ‘by the experiment of this ministration they Glorify God
Tongue - To Glorify God by magnifying his name
Glorify - Whomsoever they find to be most licentious of life--him they set up and Glorify
Exalt - ) To elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to Glorify
Communicatio Idiomatum - For example, John 17:5 is where Jesus, the man, says, "And now, Glorify Thou Me together with Thyself, Father, with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was
Poetry - Epic poetry springs from an effort to Glorify human greatness—the heroic in man; the Hebrew was taught to Glorify God
Bless - ) To praise, or Glorify; to extol for excellences
Praise - ) Especially, the joyful tribute of gratitude or homage rendered to the Divine Being; the act of Glorifying or extolling the Creator; worship, particularly worship by song, distinction from prayer and other acts of worship; as, a service of praise. ) To extol in words or song; to magnify; to Glorify on account of perfections or excellent works; to do honor to; to display the excellence of; - applied especially to the Divine Being
Zephaniah - He denounces the judgments of God against the idolatry and sins of his countrymen, and exhorts them to repentance; he predicts the punishment of the Philistines, Moabites, Ammonites, and Ethiopians, and foretels the destruction of Nineveh; he again inveighs against the corruptions of Jerusalem, and with his threats mixes promises of future favour and prosperity to his people; whose recall from their dispersion shall Glorify the name of God throughout the world
Glory - (Latin: gloriare, to Glorify, to honor) ...
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Angle - Because the wicked are successful in capturing their prey, they exalt and Glorify the methods which they use
Nabuchodonosor ii - God punished him for his pride "Therefore, Nabuchodonosor, do now praise, and magnify, and Glorify the King of heaven: because all his works are true, and his ways judgments, and them that walk in pride he is able to abase" (Daniel 4)
Glorify - " (Psalms 50:23) We may be said to Glorify God, when we give him the credit due to God in believing him, and especially in that record he hath given of his dear Son. In short, in every way, and by every means, we may be said to Glorify JEHOVAH when Christ, as the Christ of God, is exalted as the only Saviour of a lost world; and the soul lies low at the footstool of the throne of grace, ascribing "salvation only to God and the Lamb. " This is to Glorify God actively. ...
But beside this Glorifying God actively, there is another method by which the Lord is said to be glorified by his creatures passively; namely, when under suited impressions of his goodness the soul lies passive, and comes to receive, and not to give; and from the Lord's grace thereby to minister to the Lord's glory. This is to Glorify God. ...
The reader will be pleased to observe, that in all I have here noticed of Glorifying JEHOVAH, I have hitherto confined the subject to that part of the divine glory given to him by his church and people, under those two branches of it, actively and passively. But a yet far higher view of Glorifying the Lord remains to be considered
Providence: Rightly Places us - If you begin to say, 'I cannot Glorify God where I am, and as I am,' I answer, neither could you anywhere if not where you are
Transfiguration - Moses and Elijah, the law and the promise, types and shadows, pass away; the gospel, the fulfilment, the substance, Christ remains—the only one who can relieve the misery of earth and Glorify our nature, Christ all in all
Love of God - In the choice of them and determination to sanctify and Glorify them, 2 Thessalonians 2:13
Honor - ...
B — 2: δοξάζω (Strong's #1392 — Verb — doxazo — dox-ad'-zo ) "to Glorify" (from doxa, A, No. Everywhere else it is translated by some form of the verb "to Glorify," "have glory," or "be made glorious," except in Romans 11:13 , "magnify," AV. See Glorify
Helper - By so doing He would “glorify” Jesus (John 16:14 )
Descent to Hades - Whatever the detailed explanation of each of the phrases, the ultimate purpose is to Glorify Christ for His completed work of salvation through His death, resurrection, and ascension, showing He has control of all places and powers
Murder - Persons are created in the image of God; and persons are called to obey, serve, and Glorify God
Bless - To praise to Glorify, for benefits received
Absalom - As a result Absalom decided to Glorify himself in a full-scale battle with David’s army
Honor - ) To dignify; to raise to distinction or notice; to bestow honor upon; to elevate in rank or station; to ennoble; to exalt; to Glorify; hence, to do something to honor; to treat in a complimentary manner or with civility
Obadiah - In a gospel-sense this is very blessed; for as slaves were purchased, so believers are said "to be bought with a price," and therefore, above all men, are called upon to "glorify God in their body and in their spirit, which are God's
Remembrancer - Blessed and almighty Spirit, I would say, fill my heart, my house, the church, and every member of Jesus with thyself, and Glorify the Lord Christ in all sweet remembrances! Amen
Philip the Apostle - The Lord then spoke of His Father as about to honour any who would serve Jesus, and cried: "cf6 Father, Glorify Thy name; a voice came, I have both glorified it, and will Glorify it again"; "He that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me" (John 12:28; John 12:45)
Supralapsarians - Persons who hold that God, without any regard to the good or evil works of men, has resolved, by an eternal decree, supra lapsum, antecedently to any knowledge of the fall of Adam, and independently of it, to save some and reject others: or, in other words, that God intended to Glorify his justice in the condemnation of some, as well as his mercy in the salvation of others; and, for that purpose, decreed that Adam, should necessarily fall. the former seems best, that, of the vast number of individuals which came up in the divine mind whom his power could create, those whom he meant to bring into being he designed to Glorify himself by them in some way or other. The decree of the end respecting some is either subordinate to their eternal happiness, or ultimate, which is more properly the end, the glory of God; and if both are put together, it is a state of everlasting communion with God, for the Glorifying of the riches of his grace. ...
The decree of the means includes the decree to create men to permit them to fall, to recover them out of it through redemption by Christ, to sanctify them by the grace of the Spirit, and completely save them; and which are not to be reckoned as materially many decrees, but as making one formed decree; or they are not to be considered as subordinate, but as co-ordinate means, and as making up one entire complete medium; for it is not to be supposed that God decreed to create man, that he might permit him to fall, in order to redeem, sanctify, and save him; but he decreed all this that he might Glorify his grace, mercy, and justice. " If they mean that justice requires a creature to devote himself to the worship and Glorifying of his Creator, we grant it; if they mean that the attributes of God are displayed in all his works, we grant this too: but if the proposition be intended to affirm that God had no other view in creating men, so to speak, than his own interest, we deny the proposition, and affirm that God created men for their own happiness, and in order to have subjects upon whom he might bestow favours
Margaret Hallahan - If it is your pleasure to Glorify Margaret here on earth, grant us the favours we ask through her intercession
Gihon - The Cush which the Gihon "compassed" was the Asiatic not the African Cush (Genesis 10:7-10); The Septuagint being Alexandrian Jews, to Glorify their adopted country, made the Nile one of the rivers of paradise
Hallahan, Margaret - If it is your pleasure to Glorify Margaret here on earth, grant us the favours we ask through her intercession
Glory - ...
Pâ'ar (פָּאַר, Strong's #6286), “to Glorify
Human Free Will - Freedom of will is to be used to choose to obey Christ in all things and to serve His purposes on earth and thus to Glorify Him (Romans 6:17-23 )
Honor - To Glorify to render illustrious
Hour - Father, Glorify thy name. Though it was a dark hour, the hour of men with sinister purpose and in league with Satan (Luke 22:53), He knew it as the hour when He should depart out of this world unto the Father (John 13:1), the hour when God should Glorify His Son (John 17:1)
Shame - To ‘suffer as a Christian’ and ‘not (to) be ashamed’ Is to ‘glorify God’ ( 1 Peter 4:16 ; cf
Evil-Speaking - In such an atmosphere of calumny they made it their endeavour to live in such a manner that their detractors should not only be put to shame (1 Peter 3:16), but even constrained by their good works to Glorify God (1 Peter 2:12; cf
Great, To Be; Heavy - ...
“To honor” or “glorify” anything is to add something which it does not have in itself, or that which others can give. 66:5); “Glorify ye the Lord” ( New York, State of - Illustrious names Glorify the early annals of the Church in New York
Transfiguration, the - Moses and Elijah, the law and the promise, types and shadows, pass away; the gospel, the fulfillment, the substance Christ remains--the only one who can relieve the misery of earth and Glorify our nature, Christ all in all
Gift - We see this confidence inspiring the multitude to Glorify God ‘which had given such power unto men’ in the healing of the palsied man (Matthew 9:8), and making the practical Martha say, ‘I know that whatsoever thou shalt ask of God, God will give unto thee’ (John 11:22)
Bind - They will take that which the enemy has and use it to adorn and Glorify themselves
Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ - And now, O Father, Glorify thou me with thine own self, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. and it was with this he prayed his Father would Glorify him
Reverence - In some passages δοξάζειν, ‘to Glorify,’ is used in a rather suggestive way to set forth the idea of giving reverence to (as in Matthew 6:2; Matthew 9:8, Mark 2:12, Luke 5:25-26; Luke 7:16, John 8:54; John 17:1-4), where hypocrites seeking glory of men, people of different sorts giving glory to God, the Father Glorifying the Son, and the Son giving glory to the Father, are alluded to
Suffering - God does not satisfy people’s curiosity concerning this mystery, but he does work in the lives of those who suffer, to bring them to a fuller knowledge of himself and therefore to Glorify him (John 9:1-3; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; see also DISEASE)
Fulfillment - Clearly God does not need human beings to fulfill his major creative plans, but has included them so that they will Glorify him as Creator and Lord by their way of life and their personal commitment in obedience, faith, and holiness. This group, the Israelites, was to Glorify God at the level of local community living as well as in the area of international relationships
Popularity - ‘They shall see your good works and Glorify your Father which is in heaven’ (Matthew 5:16; cf
Popularity - ‘They shall see your good works and Glorify your Father which is in heaven’ (Matthew 5:16; cf
Haggai - God withholds blessing and fertility from a selfish people who do not Glorify Him (Haggai 1:5-11 )
Hour - Still He knew the hour was necessary to Glorify His Father (John 12:28 )
Gospels, the - ...
Believe, to πιστεύω 11 15 9 100 ...
End of the world (age) 5 - - - ...
Father, The πατήρ 44 5 17 122 ...
Glory, Glorify δόξα, δοξάζω 12 4 22 42 ...
Immediately εὐθέως, εὐθύς 18 42 8 7 ...
Kingdom of God 5 15 33 2 ...
Kingdom of the Heavens 32 - - - ...
Know, to γινώσκωι 20 13 28 54 ...
Life ζωή 7 4 6 36 ...
Light φῶς 7 1 6 23 ...
Love ἀγαπάω, ἀγάπη 9 5 14 44 ...
Love φιλέω 4 - 1 13 ...
Parable παραβολή 17 13 18 - ...
People λαός 15 3 36 3 ...
Power δύναμις 13 10 15 - ...
Preach, to κηρύσσω 9 14 9 - ...
Preach (the gospel), to εὐαγγελίζω 1 - 10 - ...
Scribe γραμματεύς 24 22 15 1 ...
True ἀληθής 1 1 - 12 ...
True ἀληθινός - - 1 8 ...
Truly ἀληθῶς 3 2 3 10 ...
Truth ἀληθεια 1 3 3 25 ...
Witness μαρτυρέω, μαρτυρία 1 3 3 47 ...
Woe οὐαί 13 2 14 - ...
Works ἔργον 5 2 2 27 ...
World κόσμος 9 3 3 79 ...
For the Chronology of the Gospel History see NEW TESTAMENT
Firstborn - In a word, JEHOVAH'S great design all along, and from one eternity to another, is to Glorify his dear Son
Olympias, the Younger - He wrote congratulating her on her victory, calling upon her to Glorify God Who had enabled her to acquire such great spiritual gain (Chrys
Sanctification, Sanctify - ]'>[7] as ‘sanctified’ when His awe-awakening judgments bring men to acknowledge His Deity and character; in this connexion ‘sanctify’ is parallel to ‘magnify,’ ‘glorify,’ ‘exalt,’ as in Ezekiel 36:23 ; Ezekiel 38:23 . = Luke 11:2 ) the unique example of such use of ‘sanctify’ in the NT, apart from the citation in 1 Peter 3:15 ; elsewhere ‘glorify thy name’ ( John 12:28 etc
Law - Biblical law is designed to educate the public, to mold the national character, and to Glorify Yahweh as a just lawgiver; cuneiform laws are meant to Glorify the kings who created them and lack pedagogic application, being placed in a temple outside public view in a script (cuneiform) only academics could read
Death - It is distress which ennobles every great character, and distress was to Glorify the Son of God
Peter, First, Theology of - The ultimate purpose of the church is to Glorify God (1:3; 2:12; 4:11,16; 5:11)
Praise - Words that are often used as synonyms or in parallel with "praise, " and so help point to its meaning, are "bless, " "exalt, " "extol, " "glorify, " "magnify, " "thank, " and "confess
Thankfulness, Thanksgiving - Some psalms specify a reason, linking thanksgiving with Acts of love and worship, exhorting worshipers to Glorify God with thanksgiving (69:30), come before him with thanksgiving (95:2), enter his gates with thanksgiving (100:4), sing to the Lord with thanksgiving (147:7)
Joannes Cappadox, Bishop of Constantinople - Let us then Glorify with one mouth the holy and consubstantial Trinity
Marriage - A marriage can Glorify God and function properly only when both partners are believers in the Messiah, Jesus. The wife, therefore, helps the husband to lead their family to serve and Glorify God
Blessing (2) - αἰνεῖν, ‘to praise,’ and δοξάζειν, ‘to Glorify’; see under αἰνεῖν, below]'>[1]. ...
(Note here that the act of thanksgiving was accompanied by ‘glorifying God’ (Luke 17:15) and that it is on this feature that Jesus lays stress (Luke 17:18), ‘Were there none found that returned to give glory Necessity - John 8:20); John 12:23 ‘the hour is come that the Son of Man should be glorified’ [6]; John 12:27 ‘for this cause came I unto this hour’ [7]; John 13:1 ‘knowing that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father’; John 17:1 ‘Father, Glorify thy Son [8], that thy Son may Glorify thee
Call, Calling - "...
However, even if "calling" is not used in this way in the Bible, it is surely biblical to regard all work as an opportunity to Glorify God and to serve him
Prayer - ...
Answers to prayer...
God promises to answer the prayers of his people, but only if they offer those prayers out of pure motives, according to his will, and with a genuine desire to Glorify God (Numbers 14:13-20; Romans 15:30-31; Matthew 18:19; John 14:13; 1 John 5:14-15). The reason for this may be that he has something else in mind that will, in the end, be better for themselves, better for others and more Glorifying to God
Mission(s) - The mission begins with Jesus who was sent to earth to reveal the Father (John 1:18 ; John 14:9 ), to Glorify Him (John 13:31 ; John 14:13 ; John 17:1 ,John 17:1,17:6 ), to bring the kingdom of God on earth (Matthew 12:22-32 ), and to make God's love and mercy known to a lost world
Spirituality - The world is the object of God's love (John 3:16 ), and we are to Glorify God in our bodies ( Romans 12:1 ; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 )
Galatians, Epistle to the - The saints in Judaea did but Glorify God in him
Psalms, Book of, - The solemn assembly convened by him for the dedication of the materials of the future temple, 1 Chronicles 28,29 , would naturally call forth a renewal of his best efforts to Glorify the God of Israel in psalms; and to this occasion we doubtless owe the great festal hymns, Psal 65-68, containing a large review of the past history, present position and prospective glories of God's chosen people
Suffering - One who suffers as a Christian has reason to Glorify God (1 Peter 4:16)
Esther - ...
The hand of Providence is to be traced palpably in the overruling of the king's reckless feastings and wanton deposing of Vashti because she shrank from violating her own self respect, to laying the train for His appointed instrument, Esther's elevation; in Mordecai's saving the king's life from the two would-be assassins, and the recording of the fact in the royal chronicles, preparing the way for his receiving the royal honors which his enemy designed for himself; in Haman's casting Pur, the lot, for an auspicious day for destroying the Jews, and the result being, by God's providence which counterworked his appeal to chance, that the feast of Purlin is perpetually kept to commemorate the Jews' preservation and his destruction; in Esther's patriotic venture before the king after previous fasting three days, and God's interposing to incline the king's heart to hold out to her the golden scepter, ensuring to her at once life and her request (Proverbs 21:1); in Haman's pride at being invited to the queen's banquet and his preparing the gallows for Haman, and Providence, the very night before it, withdrawing sleep from the king so that the chronicles were read for his pleasure, and Mordecai's service was thus brought to his remembrance, so that when Haman came to solicit that Mordecai should be hanged the king met him with the question, "What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honor?"...
Then, in Haman supposing himself to be the object of honor, and suggesting the highest royal honors (such as Joseph had from the Egyptian king, Genesis 41:43), and thus unwittingly being constrained with his own voice and hand to Glorify him whom he had meant to destroy; then in the denouement at the queen's banquet, and Haman's execution on the very gallows he erected for Haman (Psalms 7:14-16); and the consequent preservation from extinction of the holy race of whom Messiah must spring according to prophecy, and of whom Isaiah (Isaiah 54:17) writes, "no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee thou shalt condemn
Apocrypha - Third, they Glorify martyrdom, especially among the apostles: Andrew is crucified, Paul is beheaded, Peter is crucified upside down, and Thomas is executed with spears; only John is spared a martyr's death
Swedenborgians - On this subject it is insisted that Jesus Christ is Jehovah, manifested in the flesh; and that he came into the world to Glorify his human nature, by making it one with the divine
Praise (2) - It is noticeable how often the people (spectators, the assembled multitude) are represented as ‘praising’ or ‘glorifying’ God for some great exhibition of power wrought by Jesus (see below). διδόναι αἶνον τῷ θεῷ, Luke 18:43), used in LXX Septuagint for חוֹרָה לְ, חִלֵּל לִ; δόξα ‘glory,’ δοξάζειν ‘glorify’ (in LXX Septuagint δόξα most freq. ...
The frequent mention in the Gospels of the multitudes as ‘praising’ or ‘glorifying’ God, esp. notable, because the grateful one who returned to give thanks to Christ, combined his thanksgiving with ‘glorifying God
Complacency - Such are: John 10:17 ‘Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life that I might take it again’; John 13:31-32 ‘Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him, and God shall Glorify him in himself, and shall straightway Glorify him’; to which may be added St
Revelation of God - Yet, the creatures who worship, pray, build temples, idols and shrines, and seek after God in diverse ways do not Glorify God as God nor give Him thanks (Romans 1:21-23 )
Ishmael - ...
The coming judgment will vindicate God's ways, Glorify the saints with Christ their King, deliver the earth from the ungodly and Satan their prince, who shall be cast out for ever
Upper Room (2) - ’ ‘We offer unto Thee, O Lord, also for Thy holy places, which Thou didst Glorify with the manifestation of Thy Christ and the descent of Thy all-holy Spirit, especially for the holy and glorious Sion, the mother of all churches
Hell - Humanity was created for God, and cannot be defined in terms of itself; we exist to Glorify God (Psalm 73:24-26 ; Romans 11:36 ; 1 Corinthians 10:31 ; Colossians 1:16 )
Good - ...
The idea of the good combines character and condition; it includes Tightness and happiness, holiness and blessedness, or, as the Shorter Catechism puts it: ‘man’s chief end is to Glorify God and to enjoy Him for ever
Calling - ...
The context declares that those who are foreknown, and predestinated to eternal glory, are true believers, those who "love God," as stated in a subsequent verse; for of such only the Apostle speaks; and when he adds, "Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called; and whom he called, them he also justified; and whom he justified, them he also glorified;" he shows in particular how the divine purpose to Glorify believers is carried into effect, through all its stages
Ignatius - on his arrival in Troas-Ignatius seems to have given up all anxiety about the Church of Antioch: ‘Seeing that in answer to your prayer and to the tender sympathy which ye have in Christ Jesus, it hath been reported to me that the church which is in Antioch of Syria hath peace, it is becoming for you as a church of God, to appoint a deacon to go thither as God’s ambassador, that he may congratulate them when they are assembled together, and may Glorify the Name’ (Philad. ‘As a church of God’ they ought to elect a deacon and commission him to carry their congratulations to the devotees assembled together at Antioch and to Glorify ‘the Name’ with them
Jesus, Life And Ministry of - John's Gospel presented Jesus as reminding His hearers again and again that He had come not to Glorify or proclaim Himself, but solely to make known “the Father,” or “the One who sent me” (John 4:34 ; John 5:19 , John 5:30 ; John 6:38 ; John 7:16-18 ,John 7:16-18,7:28 ; John 8:28 ,John 8:28,8:42 ,John 8:42,8:50 ; John 14:10 ,John 14:10,14:28 )
Heaven - ...
What is our hope or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? for ye are our glory and joy; which seems to argue, that he apprehended their happiness in heaven should contribute, or be an addition to his, as he was made an instrument to bring them thither; even so, by a parity of reason, every one who has been instrumental in the conversion and building up others in their holy faith, as the apostle Paul was with respect to them, these shall tend to enhance their praise, and give them occasion to Glorify God on their behalf
the Angel of the Church in Smyrna - And I Glorify Thee through our eternal High-Priest, Jesus Christ, through whom, and in the Holy Ghost, be glory to Thee, both now and ever, Amen
Apocrypha, New Testament - The Protoevangelium of James seems to have been written to Glorify Mary
Lazarus - Father, Glorify Thy name
Paraclete - Even now, indeed, their standing is being contested-not, certainly, their standing before God, sinners though they are, for that matter is settled by their fellowship with Jesus, but the sanction of that profession of faith in Him by virtue of which they Glorify Him as the Christ
Praise - As he pictures Abraham when he received God’s promise of a son giving glory to God (Romans 4:21), so he desires that Gentiles might Glorify God for His mercy (Romans 15:9, quoting Psalms 18:49; Psalms 117:1 LXX_)
Paraclete - Even now, indeed, their standing is being contested-not, certainly, their standing before God, sinners though they are, for that matter is settled by their fellowship with Jesus, but the sanction of that profession of faith in Him by virtue of which they Glorify Him as the Christ
Name (2) - When He exclaims, ‘Father, Glorify thy name’ (John 12:28), He is asking the Father to complete in the eyes not only of the Jewish people, but of the great Gentile world represented by those Greek seekers who now stood before Him, the manifestation of His holiness and love given in the Person and ministry of His Son
Agony - Father, Glorify thy name’ (John 12:27-28)
Judges, the Book of - ...
The chequered history of Israel at this period is too modest to be the work of a forger to Glorify Israel
Seceders - They believe that the holy Scriptures are the sole criterion of truth, and the only rule to direct mankind to Glorify and enjoy God, the chief and eternal good; and that "the supreme Judge, by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all the decrees of councils, opinions of ancient writers, doctrines of men and private spirits, are to be examined, and in whose sentence we are to rest, can be no other but the Holy Spirit speaking in the Scriptures
Miriam - Who shall not fear Thee, O Lord, and Glorify Thy name? for Thou only art holy
Philippians, Epistle to - He, however, rejoices because he is assured that in answer to their prayers the Spirit of Christ will enable him to Glorify his Lord whatever be the issue of his imprisonment; he does not know what to desire, though he believes that he will be acquitted and will work for their Christian welfare
Mission - It is the function of Jesus to be the King (Psalms 2), the Son of Man (Psalms 8, Daniel 7:13-14), the Servant of Jehovah (Isaiah 42, 53), the founder a New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34); and thus to Glorify God (John 12:28; John 17:4) and save men (Matthew 1:21, Luke 2:11; Luke 19:10, John 3:17; John 10:10; John 12:47; Luke 19:1-104; John 20:31) by attracting men to Himself (Matthew 11:28, John 5:40; John 12:32) and by giving Himself as a sacrifice (Luke 7:22-23 John 1:29; Luke 19:7-82; John 10:15; John 12:24)
War, Holy War - Despite the fact that many nations have used Scripture passages out of context to promote martial ventures, the Old Testament does not Glorify or even recommend warfare as a solution to problems
Ideal - The Westminster Divines were very far from being mere Eudaemionists, but in the first question of the Shorter Catechism they define ‘man’s chief end’ as consisting in this—‘to Glorify God, and to enjoy Him for ever
Parable - Alike in His preaching and in His miraculous works, His constant purpose was to reveal and Glorify the Father ( John 15:8 ; John 16:25 ) and to unfold the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven ( Matthew 4:23 ; Matthew 13:11 , Luke 8:10 )
Righteous, Righteousness - The motive which makes the service of men righteous in the highest sense is that it should be done for Christ’s sake (Mark 9:41, Matthew 10:42; Matthew 18:5), or, in other words, in order that men ‘may Glorify your Father which is in heaven’ (Matthew 5:16)
Transfiguration (2) - There can be little doubt that the Johannine counterpart of the Synoptic narration is to be found in John 12:23-41, the passage which stands between the record of Christ’s public ministry and the ensuing scenes of His Glorifying through death, resurrection, and ascension—a position identical with that occupied by the Transfiguration event in the Synoptics. The aim of the story was to Glorify Christ over Moses, and to exhibit His message as the fulfilment of the Law and the Prophets (Strauss)
Jesus Christ, Name And Titles of - Having then, life in his name (John 20:31 ), believers are to Glorify the name of Jesus (2 Thessalonians 1:12 ) and give thanks for and do everything in the name of Jesus (Ephesians 5:20 ; Colossians 3:17 )
Sin - The failure to Glorify or thank God leads to idolatry, foolishness, and degradation (1:21-25)
Sanctification - It is legalism when one obeys in order to Glorify self before God or others (John 5:44 )
Miracles (2) - The conception is of a Living God present and active in all life, but supremely in the nobler impulses and humanities that Glorify mankind
Corinthians, First And Second, Theology of - The cure for their struggle was to Glorify God in their bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ), though sin will continue to wage spiritual holy war with them (and all Christians) until the age to come is fully realized
Esther - Our opportunities are life or death to us and to others; they are salvation or condemnation to our immortal souls; and is that not circle and opportunity enough? We are all tempted every day to say: If I only were Esther! If I only had a great opportunity, would I not rise to it! Would I not speak out at any risk! Would I not do a work, and win a name, and deliver Israel, and Glorify God! Did you ever read of Clemens, and Fervidus, and Eugenia, and their imaginary piety? Clemens had his head full of all manner of hypothetical liberalities
John, Theology of - But at no time did Jesus Glorify himself (7:18; 8:50,54)
Pentecost - The special lessons of the synagogue for Pentecost are all designed to Glorify the Law
John, the Gospel by - He would Glorify the Son, and show to them the things of the Father which were the Son's
Pentecost - The special lessons of the synagogue for Pentecost are all designed to Glorify the Law
Mental Characteristics - And he that doth not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me’ (Matthew 23:33); ‘The Spirit of the truth shall Glorify me, for he shall take of mine and shall declare it unto you
Authority in Religion - Father, Glorify thy name’ (John 12:27 f
Polycarp - We must be careful not to think that the virtues which Ignatius recommends to Polycarp are so many virtues wanting in the latter! Ignatius insists that the Christians of Smyrna should send a messenger to Antioch: ‘It becometh thee, most blessed Polycarp, to call together a godly council and to elect some one among you who is very dear to you and zealous also, who shall be fit to bear the name of God’s courier-to appoint him, I say, that he may go to Syria and Glorify your zealous love unto the glory of God’ (vii
Enoch Book of - The kings and the mighty are called upon to recognize the Elect One, now seated on the throne; pained and terrified, they Glorify God (lxii
Hippolytus Romanus - of Rome, of the tradition preserved by Prudentius that he had been once in schism from the church, and of the singular honour of a statue done him; for as the head of a party his adherents would Glorify his learning and prolific industry
Confession - For he spoke by the Prophet, ‘Call upon me in the day of tribulation, and I will deliver thee, and thou shalt Glorify me
Calvinism - But election is the immutable purpose of God; by which, before the foundations of the world were laid, he chose, out of the whole human race, fallen by their own fault from their primeval, integrity into sin and destruction, according to the most free good pleasure of his own will, and of mere grace, a certain number of men, neither better nor worthier than others, but lying in the same misery with the rest, to salvation in Christ; whom he had, even from eternity, constituted Mediator and head of all the elect, and the foundation of salvation; and therefore he decreed to give them unto him to be saved, and effectually to call and draw them into communion with him, by his word and Spirit; or he decreed himself to give unto them true faith, to justify, to sanctify, and at length powerfully to Glorify them, &c, Ephesians 1:4-6 ; Romans 8:30
Nestorius And Nestorianism - Their statement has been disputed, but it is hardly likely that they would have pretended to have made a discovery which tended to Glorify what they regarded as a deadly heresy