What does Greatness mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
μέγεθος greatness. 1
וּבְגֹ֖דֶל greatness. 1
וּרְבוּתָ֤ךְ greatness. 1
בְּרֹ֥ב multitude 1
וּבְרֹ֖ב multitude 1
כְּרֹ֥ב multitude 1
בְּרֹ֧ב multitude 1
בְּרֹ֣ב multitude 1
רֹ֣ב multitude 1
וּבְרֹ֥ב multitude 1
(יִ֧רֶ֞ב) multitude 1
מַרְבִּ֣ית increase 1
כְּגֹ֥דֶל greatness. 1
גֻּדְלֽוֹ greatness. 1
כְּגֹ֣דֶל greatness. 1
בְּגָדְל֔וֹ greatness. 1
בִּגְדֹ֥ל great. 1
؟ בְגָדְלֶֽךָ greatness. 1
בְּגָדְלֶ֑ךָ greatness. 1
גָּדְל֔וֹ greatness. 1
גֹ֖דֶל greatness. 1
גָּדְלְךָ֔ greatness. 1
גָּדְל֕וֹ greatness. 1
הִגְדַּ֤לְתִּי to grow 1
גְּֽדֻלָּתִ֗י greatness. 1
(וּגְדוּלָּתְךָ֥) greatness. 1
וְ֝לִגְדֻלָּת֗וֹ greatness. 1
גְּדֻלַּ֣ת greatness. 1
הַגְּדֻלָּ֨ה greatness. 1
הַגְּדוּלָּ֖ה greatness. 1
וּרְבוּתָ֗א greatness. 1

Definitions Related to Greatness

H1420


   1 Greatness.
      1a of man.
      1b of God’s Greatness (as an attribute).
      

H1433


   1 Greatness.
      1a Greatness, magnitude.
      1b magnificence.
      1c pride, insolence (bad sense).
      

H7230


   1 multitude, abundance, Greatness.
      1a multitude.
         1a1 abundance, abundantly.
         1a2 numerous.
      1b Greatness.
      

H1419


   1 great.
      1a large (in magnitude and extent).
      1b in number.
      1c in intensity.
      1d loud (in sound).
      1e older (in age).
      1f in importance.
         1f1 important things.
         1f2 great, distinguished (of men).
         1f3 God Himself (of God) subst.
      1g great things.
      1h haughty things.
      1i Greatness.
      

H1431


   1 to grow, become great or important, promote, make powerful, praise, magnify, do great things.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to grow up.
         1a2 to become great.
         1a3 to be magnified.
      1b (Piel).
         1b1 to cause to grow.
         1b2 to make great, powerful.
         1b3 to magnify.
      1c (Pual) to be brought up.
      1d (Hiphil).
         1d1 to make great.
         1d2 to magnify.
         1d3 to do great things.
      1e (Hithpael) to magnify oneself.
      

H7238


   1 Greatness.
   

H4768


   1 increase, great number, multitude, Greatness.
      1a increase.
         1a1 of family.
         1a2 increment, interest, usury.
      1b great number (of people).
      1c Greatness (of wisdom).
      

G3174


   1 Greatness.
   

Frequency of Greatness (original languages)

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Dictionary

Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Greatness of God
Is the infinite glory and excellency of all his perfections. His greatness appears by the attributes he possesses, Deuteronomy 32:3-4 . the works he hath made, Psalms 19:1 . by the awful and benign providences he displays, Psalms 97:1-2 . the great effects he produces by his word, Genesis 1:1-31 : the constant energy he manifests in the existence and support of all his creatures, Psalms 145:3 . not diminished by exertion, but will always remain the same, Malachi 3:6 . The considerations of his greatness should excite veneration, Psalms 89:7 . admiration, Jeremiah 9:6-7 . humility, Job xlii 5, 6. dependence, Is. 26: 4. submission, Job 1:1-22 ; Job 2:1-13 ; Job 3:1-26 ; Job 4:1-21 ; Job 5:1-27 ; Job 6:1-30 ; Job 7:1-21 ; Job 8:1-22 ; Job 9:1-35 ; Job 10:1-22 ; Job 11:1-20 ; Job 12:1-25 ; Job 13:1-28 ; Job 14:1-22 ; Job 15:1-35 ; Job 16:1-22 ; Job 17:1-16 ; Job 18:1-21 ; Job 19:1-29 ; Job 20:1-29 ; Job 21:1-34 ; Job 22:1-22 . obedience Deuteronomy 4:39-40 .
See ATTRIBUTES, and books under that article.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Greatness
Something or someone that is larger in size, quality, or quantity may be called "great." It is a term used for something beyond the ordinary. In the Bible, God, humans, and Christ receive this designation with theological significance.
God . The Bible describes God as the greatest of gods (Deuteronomy 10:17 ); his greatness is unsearchable (Psalm 145:3 ). In discussing this theological characteristic of God, how do we understand an attribute that is not understandable? Its very abundance makes our task difficult (Psalm 150:2 ).
God by nature is great. The Bible affirms the greatness of his power (Job 23:6 ; Psalm 66:3 ; Ephesians 1:19 ). Strength and might describe him (Isaiah 40:26 ; 63:1 ). The "greatness of majesty" becomes the worshiper's cry for who God is (Exodus 15:7 ; Deuteronomy 5:24 ).
Of course, the clearest view of God's greatness comes from his actions toward creation, especially toward his people. Creation records his greatness and leads to our praise (Psalm 145:6 ). God's care of the children of Israel in the wilderness demonstrated his greatness (Deuteronomy 3:24 ; 11:2 ). When Jesus healed a boy suffering from demon possession, the people affirmed the greatness of God in the act (Luke 9:43 ).
God also exhibits greatness in love toward humanity by forgiving (Numbers 14:19 ) and by redeeming (Deuteronomy 9:26 ). Nehemiah asks God to remember him for his attempt to preserve the holiness of Israel. The basis for his request revolves around the greatness of God's lovingkindness (Nehemiah 13:22 ).
As an attribute, the greatness of God describes the extent and magnitude of his qualities.
Humans . Humans also may be considered "great." After the plagues of Egypt, Moses was "great" in importance both in Egypt and among the people of Israel. The queen of Sheba attested to the great wisdom of Solomon (2 Chronicles 9:6 ). Nebuchadnezzar's greatness returned to him after he humbled himself before the Lord (Daniel 4:36 ). Mordecai achieved greatness in his position in the Persian government (Esther 10:2 ).
Human greatness depends on the quality of a person's life. It is something that may be taken away, as in the case of Nebuchadnezzar, or may be lost, as in the case of the greatness of the nation of Egypt (Ezekiel 31 ). "Great folly" takes away any semblance of greatness (Proverbs 5:23 ).
Psalm 71 explains that the actions of some enemies, perhaps due to old age, may lead to lost prestige. The psalmist's prayer attests to a trust in God to restore the former "greatness" (v. 21). Right standing in the community will be restored in the same way that God worked before the difficulties that took them away.
Christ . Christ turned the definition of human greatness in a profound direction. Jesus modeled greatness by humbling himself in coming to earth and dying on the cross (Philippians 2:5-11 ). Jesus made this perspective clear in his teachings. When the disciples asked who is the greatest in the kingdom, Jesus answered by bringing a child into their midst and declaring that even admission into the kingdom depended on a similar attitude of humility (Matthew 18:1-4 ).
The mother of James and John asked if her boys could sit on the right and left hands of Jesus in the kingdom. The other disciples became upset with the brothers. Jesus used the occasion to say that the one who wanted to be great among them had to be their servant (Matthew 20:26 ; 23:11 ). Jesus noted that his life would exemplify this attitude by his service, including the gift of his life (Matthew 20:28 ).
The greatness of a person is measured by service to others. Christ set the example.
G. Michael Hagan
See also God
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Greatness
GREATNESS
1. The greatness of Christ.—Greatness is an attribute which more than once in the Scriptures is applied to Jesus Christ. It is used both relatively, in passages which suggest a comparison between His powers and those of such OT heroes as Jacob (John 4:12), Jonah and Solomon (Matthew 12:41-42), and Abraham or the prophets (John 8:53); and in an absolute sense, with reference to the esteem in which He was to be held in the eyes of Jehovah (Luke 1:32). In the teaching of Jesus Himself, however, greatness is less a status than a quality. In the few words in which He alludes to His own human greatness, He makes it to consist in capacity for service and for sacrifice (Mark 10:45 ||), and it is significant that in the Epistles also the attribute is ascribed to Him only where the idea of service and sacrifice is prominent in the context (Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 10:21; Hebrews 13:20).
In one passage the greatness of the Son is compared with that of the Father (John 14:28). This is admittedly a difficult saying. The important point to be borne in mind is that the statement must not be interpreted apart from the rest of Christ’s teaching concerning His relationship to the First Person in the Trinity. A careful study of His whole attitude seems to show that, whether He is here referring to such inferiority as is involved in His possessing the Divine essence by communication or to that which belonged to His subordination as being incarnate upon the earth, the words ‘are perfectly consistent with the belief in the unity of the Divine nature, and therefore with the belief in the equality of the Godhead of the Son with the Godhead of the Father’ (Westcott, ad loc.; cf. Godet, ad loc.).
2. The greatness of Christ’s followers.—Christ has less to say about His own greatness than about that of His followers. For there is a greatness that belongs to His Kingdom, and this He covets for each one of them. So exalted is it that it surpasses the highest conception of greatness hitherto received (Matthew 11:11 = Luke 7:28). But this greatness of the Kingdom differs essentially from that in which the world delights. The world has confused greatness itself with certain caricatures of it known as ‘fame’ and ‘power.’ The teaching of Jesus draws clear lines of distinction.
(a) Greatness is not fame. Men’s fame consists in what others say about them; Christians’ greatness consists in what they themselves are. Of the former consideration Christ bids His followers to be exultingly independent (Matthew 5:11-12, note the strong word ἀγαλλιᾶσθε). Indeed, to share in their Lord’s greatness will involve not praise but persecution (John 15:20). But upon the second consideration, that is to say, upon their character, their claim to greatness wholly depends. And the character demanded includes, not the assertive qualities of notoriety, but the milder attributes of childlike humility (Mark 9:34, Matthew 18:1; Matthew 18:4, Luke 9:48), and obedience to the Divine law (Matthew 5:19—a passage which has an important bearing on the relationship of the new dispensation to the old).
(b) Greatness is not power. This, it is true, is the current conception of it. In the world’s view, to be great is to be able to exact from others as much as is possible of respect and service. The more servants a man has at his disposal, the wider the sphere in which he can command obedience, the greater he is held to be (Mark 10:42 ||). Such was also the disciples’ conception. Two of them were ambitious of sitting the one on Christ’s right hand and the other on His left in His Kingdom; the others were jealous, because they coveted these seats of authority for themselves (Mark 10:35 ff. = Matthew 20:20 ff.). In striking contrast with this view Jesus places His own pronouncement on greatness. According to His teaching as well as His example (see above), to be great is not to exact, but to give, as much service as possible. A man’s greatness is measured less by the service he commands than by the service he renders (Mark 10:43-45 ||). In a glorious paradox the highest in the Kingdom is he who assumes the lowest place (Matthew 23:11, John 13:14-16, and, for the supreme example, Philippians 2:5-11).
The practical importance of such teaching can scarcely be over-emphasized. Until the time of the Incarnation the position of a servant was the lowest of all; but when the Son of God appeared, He, in St. Paul’s words, ‘took the form of a servant’ (μορφὴν δούλου, Philippians 2:7), and from that day the whole status of honourable service, in whatever capacity, has been consecrated and raised. The position it occupies is no longer menial; it is the most exalted of all. The servant’s life, indeed, may be a life of greatness, inasmuch as Christ has placed the very essence of greatness no longer in power to command, but in willingness to minister. The very title which our Lord uses of Himself in appealing to His own example (Mark 10:45 ||), suggests that the nearer a man’s life approaches to the ideal of humanity, the more completely will he realize his greatness in the service of others.
The exact significance of the title ‘Son of Man’ (wh. see) has been much discussed. To the present writer the truest explanation appears to be that which makes it point to Christ as the ideal of humanity. That is to say, He was not only a man, but also the perfect representation of mankind. There was nothing in Him that is foreign to ideal human nature, nor anything lacking that belongs to it. He was, if we may so express it, the perfect specimen of what man was intended to be. It will be seen that, if this view is correct, the application of the title made above is justifiable.
One more saying of Jesus must be included in our study. To His followers, as we have shown, greatness does not mean power in any earthly sense. And yet the very men who refuse to exert such power shall be possessed by a power superior to all earthly might—the power of the Father’s protection (John 10:29—according to the probable reading).
H. Bisseker.
King James Dictionary - Greatness
GREATNESS, n. Largeness of bulk, dimensions, number or quantity as the greatness of a mountain, of an edifice, of a multitude, or of a sum of money. With reference to solid bodies, however, we more generally use bulk, size, extent or magnitude than greatness as the bulk or size of the body the extent of the ocean the magnitude of the sun or of the earth.
1. Large amount extent as the greatness of a reward. 2. High degree as the greatness of virtue or vice. 3. High rank or place elevation dignity distinction eminence power command. 4. Swelling pride affected state. It is not of pride or greatness that he cometh not aboard your ships.
5. Magnanimity elevation of sentiment nobleness as greatness of mind. Virtue is the only solid basis of greatness.
6. Strength or extent of intellectual faculties as the greatness of genius. 7. Large extent or variety as the greatness of a man's acquisitions. 8. Grandeur pomp magnificence. Greatness with Timon dwells in such a draught,
As brings all Brobdignag before your thought.
9. Force intensity as the greatness of sound, of passion, heat, &c.

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Greatness - Greatness, n. Largeness of bulk, dimensions, number or quantity as the Greatness of a mountain, of an edifice, of a multitude, or of a sum of money. With reference to solid bodies, however, we more generally use bulk, size, extent or magnitude than Greatness as the bulk or size of the body the extent of the ocean the magnitude of the sun or of the earth. Large amount extent as the Greatness of a reward. High degree as the Greatness of virtue or vice. It is not of pride or Greatness that he cometh not aboard your ships. Magnanimity elevation of sentiment nobleness as Greatness of mind. Virtue is the only solid basis of Greatness. Strength or extent of intellectual faculties as the Greatness of genius. Large extent or variety as the Greatness of a man's acquisitions. Greatness with Timon dwells in such a draught, ...
As brings all Brobdignag before your thought. Force intensity as the Greatness of sound, of passion, heat, &c
Reatness - ) The state, condition, or quality of being great; as, Greatness of size, Greatness of mind, power, etc
Greatness - The Bible describes God as the greatest of gods (Deuteronomy 10:17 ); his Greatness is unsearchable (Psalm 145:3 ). The Bible affirms the Greatness of his power (Job 23:6 ; Psalm 66:3 ; Ephesians 1:19 ). The "greatness of majesty" becomes the worshiper's cry for who God is (Exodus 15:7 ; Deuteronomy 5:24 ). ...
Of course, the clearest view of God's Greatness comes from his actions toward creation, especially toward his people. Creation records his Greatness and leads to our praise (Psalm 145:6 ). God's care of the children of Israel in the wilderness demonstrated his Greatness (Deuteronomy 3:24 ; 11:2 ). When Jesus healed a boy suffering from demon possession, the people affirmed the Greatness of God in the act (Luke 9:43 ). ...
God also exhibits Greatness in love toward humanity by forgiving (Numbers 14:19 ) and by redeeming (Deuteronomy 9:26 ). The basis for his request revolves around the Greatness of God's lovingkindness (Nehemiah 13:22 ). ...
As an attribute, the Greatness of God describes the extent and magnitude of his qualities. Nebuchadnezzar's Greatness returned to him after he humbled himself before the Lord (Daniel 4:36 ). Mordecai achieved Greatness in his position in the Persian government (Esther 10:2 ). ...
Human Greatness depends on the quality of a person's life. It is something that may be taken away, as in the case of Nebuchadnezzar, or may be lost, as in the case of the Greatness of the nation of Egypt (Ezekiel 31 ). "Great folly" takes away any semblance of Greatness (Proverbs 5:23 ). The psalmist's prayer attests to a trust in God to restore the former "greatness" (v. Christ turned the definition of human Greatness in a profound direction. Jesus modeled Greatness by humbling himself in coming to earth and dying on the cross (Philippians 2:5-11 ). ...
The Greatness of a person is measured by service to others
Hadar - Power; Greatness
Magdala - Tower; Greatness
Moreness - ) Greatness
Muchness - ) Greatness; extent
Gedaliah - God is my Greatness
Riblah - Quarrel; Greatness to him
Megalopsychy - ) Greatness of soul
Bulkiness - ) Greatness in bulk; size
Remmon - Greatness; elevation; a pomegranate-tree
Igdaliah - The Greatness of the Lord
Longinquity - ) Greatness of distance; remoteness
Raamah - Greatness; thunder; some sort of evil
Magnanimously - ) In a magnanimous manner; with Greatness of mind
Greatness - GREATNESS...
1. The Greatness of Christ. —Greatness is an attribute which more than once in the Scriptures is applied to Jesus Christ. In the teaching of Jesus Himself, however, Greatness is less a status than a quality. In the few words in which He alludes to His own human Greatness, He makes it to consist in capacity for service and for sacrifice (Mark 10:45 ||), and it is significant that in the Epistles also the attribute is ascribed to Him only where the idea of service and sacrifice is prominent in the context (Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 10:21; Hebrews 13:20). ...
In one passage the Greatness of the Son is compared with that of the Father (John 14:28). The Greatness of Christ’s followers. —Christ has less to say about His own Greatness than about that of His followers. For there is a Greatness that belongs to His Kingdom, and this He covets for each one of them. So exalted is it that it surpasses the highest conception of Greatness hitherto received (Matthew 11:11 = Luke 7:28). But this Greatness of the Kingdom differs essentially from that in which the world delights. The world has confused Greatness itself with certain caricatures of it known as ‘fame’ and ‘power. ...
(a) Greatness is not fame. Men’s fame consists in what others say about them; Christians’ Greatness consists in what they themselves are. Indeed, to share in their Lord’s Greatness will involve not praise but persecution (John 15:20). But upon the second consideration, that is to say, upon their character, their claim to Greatness wholly depends. ...
(b) Greatness is not power. In striking contrast with this view Jesus places His own pronouncement on Greatness. A man’s Greatness is measured less by the service he commands than by the service he renders (Mark 10:43-45 ||). The servant’s life, indeed, may be a life of Greatness, inasmuch as Christ has placed the very essence of Greatness no longer in power to command, but in willingness to minister. The very title which our Lord uses of Himself in appealing to His own example (Mark 10:45 ||), suggests that the nearer a man’s life approaches to the ideal of humanity, the more completely will he realize his Greatness in the service of others. To His followers, as we have shown, Greatness does not mean power in any earthly sense
Liberality - It is thus distinguished from generosity and bounty:...
Liberality implies acts of mere giving or spending; generosity, acts of Greatness; bounty, acts of kindness. Liberality denotes freedom of spirit; generosity, Greatness of soul, bounty, openness of heart
Magnitude - ) Greatness, in reference to influence or effect; importance; as, an affair of magnitude. ) Greatness; grandeur
Majesty - ...
2: μεγαλωσύνη (Strong's #3172 — Noun Feminine — megalosune — meg-al-o-soo'-nay ) from megas, "great," denotes "greatness, majesty;" it is used of God the Father, signifying His Greatness and dignity, in Hebrews 1:3 , "the Majesty (on high)," and Hebrews 8:1 , "the Majesty (in the Heavens);" and in an ascription of praise acknowledging the attributes of God in Jude 1:25
Immensity - Unbounded or incomprehensible Greatness; and unlimited extension, which no finite and determinate space, repeated ever so often, can equal
Randeur - ) The state or quality of being grand; vastness; Greatness; splendor; magnificence; stateliness; sublimity; dignity; elevation of thought or expression; nobility of action
Magnificence - Grandeur of appearance Greatness and splendor of show or state as the magnificence of a palace or of a procession the magnificence of a Roman triumph
Mightiness - ) The quality of being mighty; possession of might; power; Greatness; high dignity
Armies - Beautifully the Lord takes this title to himself; not only to indicate the Greatness of his power, but the Greatness of his security to his church and people, in his care and government over them
Magnanimity - A Greatness of soul
Extensive - ) Having wide extent; of much superficial extent; expanded; large; broad; wide; comprehensive; as, an extensive farm; an extensive lake; an extensive sphere of operations; extensive benevolence; extensive Greatness
Grievousness - Greatness enormity atrociousness as the grievousness of sin or offenses
Awe of god - Divided into lower and higher levels: Yirah Ila'ah (supernal fear) is the awe one feels when contemplating G-d's Greatness, Yirah Tata'ah is fear of the negative consequences that result from sin ...
Yirat hashem - Divided into lower and higher levels: Yirah Ila'ah (supernal fear) is the awe one feels when contemplating G-d's Greatness, Yirah Tata'ah is fear of the negative consequences that result from sin ...
Magnanimity - ) The quality of being magnanimous; Greatness of mind; elevation or dignity of soul; that quality or combination of qualities, in character, which enables one to encounter danger and trouble with tranquility and firmness, to disdain injustice, meanness and revenge, and to act and sacrifice for noble objects
Magnanimity - Greatness of soul; a disposition of mind exerted in contemning dangers and difficulties, in scorning temptations, and despising earthly pomp and splendour
Largeness - Greatness comprehension as the largeness of mind or of capacity
Rimmon - (See 2 Kings 5:18) The name signifies somewhat great or Greatness, from Ramam
Arcturus - ” Whatever the identification, the star points to the sovereign Greatness of God beyond human understanding
Definite - ) Having certain or distinct; determinate in extent or Greatness; limited; fixed; as, definite dimensions; a definite measure; a definite period or interval
Big - ) Having Greatness, fullness, importance, inflation, distention, etc
Box Tree - Such wonders of nature reflect the Greatness of the Creator (Isaiah 41:20 )
Espousals, Spiritual - During the prayer of rapture God reveals His Greatness to these particular spouses, adorns them with graces and gifts, and unites Himself to them as a sign or pledge of future spiritual marriage
Rabbah - Rabbah (răb'bah), Greatness
Spiritual Espousals - During the prayer of rapture God reveals His Greatness to these particular spouses, adorns them with graces and gifts, and unites Himself to them as a sign or pledge of future spiritual marriage
Bush - ...
Deuteronomy 33:16 (b) It refers to the unusual character of GOD's presence on the earth as contrasted with the Greatness of Heaven
Greatness of God - His Greatness appears by the attributes he possesses, Deuteronomy 32:3-4 . The considerations of his Greatness should excite veneration, Psalms 89:7
Compassion of God - Is the infinite Greatness of his mercy and love, whereby he relieves the miseries of his people
Pardon - Prayer for God's pardon for sin is based on the Greatness of God's covenant love and on the long history of God's acts of forgiveness (Numbers 14:19 ; Micah 7:18 )
Gedali'ah - (God is my Greatness ), son of Ahikam (Jeremiah's protector, ( Jeremiah 26:24 ) and grandson of Shaphan the secretary of King Josiah
Business - Ecclesiastes 5:3 (a) This is typical of active, ambitious enterprises which bring dreams of wealth and Greatness
Freedom - And Jesus, in a very striking manner, represents the Greatness of it by a contrast, drawn to a state of slavery
Most High - The latter of them, except with an eye to him, would be a breach of grammar, but becomes beautiful, in compounding two superlatives, in reference to the Lord JEHOVAH, of whom it must be truly said, without exceeding the bounds of language, as one of the sacred writers expresseth it, "There is no end of his Greatness
Seleucia - Its Greatness increased in Roman times
Magnify - If, however, He would bring Israel into Palestine, this would exhibit His Greatness before the nations. On the other hand, a false statement of Greatness and power is an empty boast. A nuance appears in Job 7:17, where gâdal is in the intensive stem, suggesting an estimation of Greatness: “What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?” (: “Thou shalt increase my Greatness, and comfort me on every side. ...
Gôdel (גֹּדֶל, Strong's #1433), “greatness. Gôdel means “greatness” in terms of size (
Greatness of one’s heart (insolence; Shadrach - " Thus Nebuchadnezzar learned the Greatness of the God of Israel
Contentment - It arises from the inward disposition, and is the offspring of humility, and of an intelligent consideration of the rectitude and benignity of divine providence (Psalm 96:1,2 ; 145 ), the Greatness of the divine promises (2 Peter 1:4 ), and our own unworthiness (Genesis 32:10 ); as well as from the view the gospel opens up to us of rest and peace hereafter (Romans 5:2 )
Large - ...
3: πηλίκος (Strong's #4080 — pronoun — pelikos — pay-lee'-kos ) "how large," is used of letters of the alphabet, characters in writing, Galatians 6:11 , "with how large (letters);" it is said of personal Greatness in Hebrews 7:4
Glory - ” This word also modifies the Greatness of a king ( Greatness of the inhabitants of Jerusalem ( Greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty …” ( lo-Debar - Israel had taken the victory as an indication of its own strength and Greatness, forgetting that God had brought them the victory. ” Amos was reminding Israel that its true strength and Greatness lie not in their military achievements but in God who had blessed their efforts; Amos was calling the Israelites back to faith in this God
lo-Debar - Israel had taken the victory as an indication of its own strength and Greatness, forgetting that God had brought them the victory. ” Amos was reminding Israel that its true strength and Greatness lie not in their military achievements but in God who had blessed their efforts; Amos was calling the Israelites back to faith in this God
Boy - ...
I shall see some squeaking Cleopatra boy my Greatness
Tarsus - It is now called Tersûs, a small town, with scarcely any trace of its former Greatness
Abana - The Syrian prided himself on the Greatness of this river, and contemned the sacred streams of Jordan
Majesty - According to formation (the first from μεγαλεῖος = ‘stately,’ ‘magnificent’; the second from μεγαλο- = ‘great’) they denote respectively the appearance and the fact of Greatness, regal state, and regal might. It is applied to David (2 Samuel 7:21) and to the kings of the earth (Daniel 7:27); elsewhere to the sovereign Greatness of God (Deuteronomy 32:3, 1 Chronicles 29:11, Psalms 145:3; Psalms 145:6, etc
Belief - The Greatness of the promise, and the undeservedness of our hearts; these things have nothing to do in the business. It is the Greatness, and honour, and credit of the Promiser, which becomes the only consideration with faith
Glory - Again it is used to designate the power and Greatness of the Creator: "The heavens shew forth the glory of God" (Psalms 18)
Sabaoth - And when we call to mind that the whole creation of God are his armies, what a sense of Greatness and glory do such ideas awaken in the mind! It may serve in some measure to teach us the reverence Moses, the man of God, endeavoured to impress the children of Israel with when he proclaimed JEHOVAH under these characters—"that thou mayest fear (said Moses) this glorious and fearful name, the Lord thy God
Faith - It is not the Greatness of the blessings which demands our faith, but the Greatness of the Being promising. Not the Greatness and blessedness of the promise; but the Greatness, blessedness, and faithfulness of the Promiser
Nimbus - In early Christian art the nimbus was used arbitrarily as an emblem of human Greatness, not of divinity
Rabbah - (rab' buh) Place name meaning, “greatness
Majesty - Greatness of appearance dignity grandeur dignity of aspect or manner the quality or state of a person or thing which inspires awe or reverence in the beholder applied with peculiar propriety to God and his works
Entire - Entire and sure the monarch's rule must prove, ...
Who founds her Greatness on her subjects' love
Hiram - He was contemporary with, David and Solomon, and on terms of political and personal friendship with them, under his reign the city of Tyre became celebrated for its wealth and magnificence, and the vast supplies he furnished to the kings of Israel show the Greatness of his resources
Bahurim - When David left the summit of Olivet behind and was descending the eastern slopes to the Jordan valley below, in his flight front Absalom, Shimei came forth from Bahurim and ran along the side ("rib") of the hill, abusing David and flinging stones and dust, in a manner common in the East in the case of fallen Greatness
Corinth - It is now a mean village, called Gortho, with only relics here and there of its former Greatness
Grace, - Mercy is great in the Greatness of the need; grace in the thought of the person exercising it
Sheba (1) - The division between Israel and Judah already had shown itself under Ishbosheth (2 Samuel 2:4-9), again at the close of Absalom's rebellion (2 Samuel 19:41-43), David felt the Greatness of the crisis, "now shall Sheba do us more harm than did Absalom
Bullock - Exodus 29:36 (c) This animal is used as a type of CHRIST in all His Greatness and wonderful sufficiency. ...
Leviticus 16:27 (c) The animal here is a type of the Lord JESUS in His Greatness and completeness
Agag - Numbers 24:7 implies their Greatness at that time
Drink - The believer must be constantly partaking of the loveliness, the Greatness, and the sufficiency of CHRIST JESUS
Elizabeth - Some remarkable incidents at the child’s birth caused even the local villagers to realize that this child was destined for Greatness (Luke 1:57-66)
Alexandria - It was for a long period the greatest of existing cities, for both Nineveh and Babylon had been destroyed, and Rome had not yet risen to Greatness
Demetrius - It shows how soon Christianity, notwithstanding its seeming weakness, was felt as a mighty power threatening pagandom with all its then Greatness
Mock - ...
That superior Greatness and mock majesty--...
Chasten, Chastisement - It shows God's Greatness and power (Deuteronomy 11:2 )
Onesimus - Paul brought him to a sense of the Greatness of his crime, instructed him, baptized him, and sent him back to his master Philemon with a letter, inserted among St
Amazi'ah - In order to restore his kingdom to the Greatness of Jehoshaphat's days, he made war on the Edomites, defeated them in the Valley of Salt, south of the Dead Sea, and took their capital, Selah or Petra, to which he gave the name of Jokteel, i
Thessalonica - Its Greatness under Macedonian rule was even extended under Roman rule
Ring - Their height indicates the magnificence and the Greatness of the unsearchable ways of GOD
Quantity - ) The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being measurable, or capable of increase and decrease, multiplication and division; Greatness; and more concretely, that which answers the question "How much?"; measure in regard to bulk or amount; determinate or comparative dimensions; measure; amount; bulk; extent; size
Abraham - his hand, and as a reward of his unbounded confidence in God, makes known to him the Greatness of his posterity
Resurrection of Christ - His dying proved the Greatness of his love; his rising again shows that his love had secured its object
Rasshopper - They are small and insignificant when compared to the Greatness and the power of GOD
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The perishable nature of human Greatness is evidenced in a striking manner in Egypt by miserable huts being in close proximity to ruins of colossal buildings which could have been reared only at the cost of immense labour and the exercise of much skill
Naaman - "But (for all earthly Greatness has its drawbacks) he was a leper," afflicted with white leprosy (2 Kings 5:27)
Manaen - Herod the Great favored highly a Manaen an Essene, who in early life foretold Herod's royal Greatness (Josephus, Sharpen - The abuse of wealth and Greatness may hereafter sharpen the sting of conscience
Lowliness - It is in contrast with, though not in contradiction to, the Greatness both of His station and of His claims
Estate - Who hath not heard of the Greatness of your estate? ...
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Goliath - The armour he wore bore a correspondence to the Greatness of his stature
Nation - Israel’s Greatness is due to the Greatness of her God and the great acts He has accomplished in and for her
Poetry - Epic poetry springs from an effort to glorify human Greatness—the heroic in man; the Hebrew was taught to glorify God
Theatines - During this 19th century the order began to decline, and at the time of the suppression of religious orders, 1860, it was reduced to a shadow of its former Greatness
Order of Clerks Regular - During this 19th century the order began to decline, and at the time of the suppression of religious orders, 1860, it was reduced to a shadow of its former Greatness
Decrees of God - ...
This doctrine ought to produce in our minds "humility, in view of the infinite Greatness and sovereignty of God, and of the dependence of man; confidence and implicit reliance upon wisdom, rightenousness, goodness, and immutability of God's purpose
Happiness - Nor is it to be found in Greatness, rank, or elevated stations, as matter of fact abundantly testifies; but happiness consists in the enjoyment of the divine favour, a good conscience, and uniform conduct
Idumaeans - Thirty ruined towns within three days' journey from the Red sea attest their former Greatness and their present desolation
Hamath - During the time of David, Toi was king of Hamath ( 2 Samuel 8:9 ); the Greatness of the city is referred to by the prophet Amos ( Amos 6:2 ), and it is classed by Zechariah with Damascus, Tyre and Zidon ( Zechariah 9:1 f
Herd - (Exodus 12:38 ) Cattle formed thus one of the traditions of the Israelitish nation in its greatest period, and became almost a part of that Greatness
Contentment - the benignity of the Divine providence, Psalms 145:1-21 : the Greatness of the Divine promises, 2 Peter 1:4
Zerah - The Greatness of Egypt which Shishak had caused diminished at his death
Excel, Excellency, Excellent - , "a throwing beyond," hence, "a surpassing, an excellence," is translated "excellency" in 2 Corinthians 4:7 , AV; RV, "exceeding Greatness. In 2 Corinthians 12:7 , the RV has "exceeding Greatness," the AV, "abundance
Naaman - His valiantness in battle, his Greatness with his master, and the high honour in which he was held among his own people; and, with all that, his incurable leprosy-in two or three of his most eloquent strokes the sacred writer sets Naaman most impressively and most memorably before our eyes. And all a sinner's life, and all his Greatness, and all his honour, and all his praise is but dressing a dead body with rich ornaments, and sprinkling a sepulchre with sweet smells. Nay; not only is that the beginning of all your true Greatness; but your knowledge of sin all along to the end of life-that is the best measure of your true Greatness. All our true Greatness has been lost to us through sin; and it is in sin, and through sin, and by escaping out of sin, that we shall not only recover all our lost Greatness but shall attain to a far greater Greatness than that we had lost
Tad'Mor - The grandeur and magnificence of the ruins of Palmyra cannot be exceeded, and attest its former Greatness
Mesopotamia - The whole region is studded with mounds and ruins of Assyrian and Babylonian Greatness
Samaria - It is now only a miserable village, called Sebustieh, 32 17 N, 35 12' E, but with some grand columns standing and relics of its former Greatness lying about
Father - " (Genesis 4:20) And in a yet more interesting sense, the word of God calls them father, who stand distinguished in the church in a way of pre-eminency, such as Abraham, the father of the faithful, so called for the Greatness of his faith
Salvation - What he is in himself, in the glories of his person, his Greatness, fitness, suitability, and all-sufficiency; what he is in his work, and what he hath done for his redeemed, the salvation he hath wrought beyond all conception of value in its completeness, and beyond all reach of extent in its efficacy, being like himself, everlasting and eternal; and what he is in his relations to his people, being their everlasting Father, Brother, Husband, Friend all these things, included as they all are in salvation, give the happy partakers of it "a joy unspeakable and full of glory;" so that every individual finds cause to join in the hymn of the church, and say: "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation: he is a rock, his work is perfect, just and right is he
Laodicea - Its three theatres, and the immense circus, which was capable of containing upward of thirty thousand spectators, and spacious remains of which (with other ruins buried under ruins), are yet to be seen, give proof of the Greatness of its ancient wealth and population; and indicate too strongly that in that city where Christians were rebuked, without exception, for their lukewarmness, there were multitudes who were lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God
Corinth - Its sited is now unhealthy and almost deserted, with few vestiges of its former Greatness
Minister, Ministration - ) The great sayings about service being the path to true Greatness, Mark 9:35 πάντων διάκονος, ‘minister of all,’ Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 (not exactly || Matthew 23:11, Luke 22:26-27), Mark 10:43; Mark 10:45 (Matthew 20:26; Matthew 20:28, which is followed by an extensive interpolation of a similar tenor in DΦ, Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible , Ext. —Promotion to true Greatness is not effected by such methods as are adopted by ‘the princes of the Gentiles’ to gain or to retain supreme power; nor does it depend on an act of partiality, such as the sons of Zebedee imagined might be exercised in their favour if they applied for it in time. Davidson, Theism, 372), so to be great you must cease to think of Greatness and humble yourself to serve others, which includes the being quick to discern and open-hearted to minister to their needs, even to the sacrificing of yourself for their good. This was Jesus’ path to the most exalted Greatness. So, when we follow His example and are lifted out of ourselves by His Spirit of ministering love, everything that came to Him will come to us, according to the measure in which we, who are infinitely inferior to Him, will be found meet for it,—God’s approval of our life, increasing influence for good, that true Greatness which consists in our becoming better able to elevate and bless our fellow-men (cf. Ministering love is not only the path to true Greatness, it is also the indispensable condition of future exaltation with Christ. ‘If we wish to feel the contrast of the Pagan and the Christian ideals of Greatness, we have only to compare the Aristotelian picture of the μεγαλόψυχος, the proud aristocrat who lives to prove his independence and superiority, with that other picture of a Life that poured itself out in the service of others’ (Seth, Ethiopic Principles, 264)
Ham - Material rather than moral Greatness was theirs
New Order - Expression found in Hebrews 9:10 that refers to the Greatness of salvation provided in Jesus Christ
Fall - ) Downfall; degradation; loss of Greatness or office; termination of Greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the Roman empire
Canticle of Canticles - The contents are as follows: The Spouse, languishing for her Lover (chapter 1), is suffused with the delight of Him (2), pursues Him and finds Him, and exults in His grandeur (3); He praises her incomparable beauty (4); the Lover comes, but, before the Spouse opens the bolt of the door, "He had turned aside and was gone"; she delights in the thought of His all-loveliness (5); the Lover dwells on the regal radiance of the Spouse (6); she is mighty and fruitful (7); the Spouse sings the Greatness, joy, and abandon of union with her Lover (8)
Sight - compared with Luke 4:16-21) But the Greatness of the miracle hath not perhaps been considered but by few, equal to its importance, both in its relation to bodily and spiritual blindness
Sign - They wanted signs of an outward Messianic Kingdom, of temporal triumph, of material Greatness for the chosen people
Pharaoh - By confirming Pharaoh in his hardness of heart, God showed the Greatness of Pharaoh’s evil and the justice with which he punished it (Exodus 9:12; Romans 9:14-18; see PLAGUE)
Elijah - I have therefore noticed this prophet, only with a view to remark the Greatness of his name
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The Greatness of the creator God is expressed in the question, “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand …?” ( Might - In the plural geburah denotes God’s mighty deeds of the past: “O Lord God, thou hast begun to show thy servant thy Greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?” ( Solomon, Song of - The contents are as follows: The Spouse, languishing for her Lover (chapter 1), is suffused with the delight of Him (2), pursues Him and finds Him, and exults in His grandeur (3); He praises her incomparable beauty (4); the Lover comes, but, before the Spouse opens the bolt of the door, "He had turned aside and was gone"; she delights in the thought of His all-loveliness (5); the Lover dwells on the regal radiance of the Spouse (6); she is mighty and fruitful (7); the Spouse sings the Greatness, joy, and abandon of union with her Lover (8)
Song of Solomon - The contents are as follows: The Spouse, languishing for her Lover (chapter 1), is suffused with the delight of Him (2), pursues Him and finds Him, and exults in His grandeur (3); He praises her incomparable beauty (4); the Lover comes, but, before the Spouse opens the bolt of the door, "He had turned aside and was gone"; she delights in the thought of His all-loveliness (5); the Lover dwells on the regal radiance of the Spouse (6); she is mighty and fruitful (7); the Spouse sings the Greatness, joy, and abandon of union with her Lover (8)
Pharisees - ...
The history of Pharisaism enables us to understand its spirit and ruling ideas, to do justice to its Greatness, while emphasizing its limitations and defects. ...
A wide historical study discovers moral dignity and Greatness in Pharisaism. Contrast the Saviour with Gautama (Buddha), and the Greatness of His work is clearly seen
Francis of Assisi, Saint - These early years in no way presaged the Greatness and sanctity which was to follow, for he gave himself wholeheartedly to revelry and self-indulgence
God - ...
There are various names given to the Almighty in the Scriptures, though properly speaking, he can have no name; for as he is incomprehensible, he is not nominable; and being but one, he has no need of a name to distinguish him; nevertheless, as names are given him in the Scriptures, to assist our ideas of his Greatness and perfection, they are worthy of our consideration
Gadara - The ruins of Um Keis attest the Greatness of Gadara anciently; from the gate a straight street, with a colonnade on each side, passed through the city; the pavement is almost perfect, marked here and there by chariot wheels; the columns are prostrate
Assisi, Francis of, Saint - These early years in no way presaged the Greatness and sanctity which was to follow, for he gave himself wholeheartedly to revelry and self-indulgence
Humility - This difference between Greek and Christian ideas of Greatness and humility is fundamental, and the change was brought about by Christ’s revelation of the character of God. This is our Lord’s rebuke of pride, rivalry, and ambition in their thousand forms, His reversal of our ordinary and selfish ideas of Greatness, and His warning against the world’s spirit of exclusiveness, intolerance, and class distinctions. This image has stamped itself on the mind of Christendom, and this pattern of Greatness is still fresh. ’ Henceforth, Greatness lies in conformity to a higher than the heathen or Jewish type: ‘but whosoever would become great among you shall be your minister,’ etc. ...
‘It is one of the achievements of Jesus that He introduced into the world a new ideal of Greatness, such an ideal as men had never dreamed of’ (D. The Greatness of the Baptist was rooted in his humility and utter freedom from jealousy (John 3:27; John 3:30), and this grace has been the soil and safety of saints ever since. Here also the master of truth and knowledge must take the place of a servant, and illustrate his Greatness by his humility—‘and science is humble only when it uses its knowledge and its ignorance alike to help other men and not to lord it over them’ (Essay on ‘The Humility of Science’ in Aspects of Religious and Scientific Thought, 1901). 264; Rothe, Sermons (‘The Humility of the Lord’—Clark’s translation); Liddon, Some Words of Christ (‘True Greatness’); Church, Cathed
Great, To Be; Heavy - In such cases, rôb means “great” or “greatness”: “… This that is glorious in his apparel, traveling in the Greatness of his strength” (
Fall - The Greatness of these Irish lords suddenly fell and vanished. The Greatness of finances and revenue doth fall under computation. Downfall degradation loss of Greatness or office as the fall of Cardinal Wolsey. Declension of Greatness, power or dominion ruin as the fall of the Roman empire
Fair - Thus was be fair in his Greatness, in the length of his branches
Sin - Its guilt and evil are to be measured by the holiness, justice, and goodness of the law it violates, the eternity of the misery it causes, and the Greatness of the Sacrifice necessary to expiate it
Ransom - " And to heighten the subject, beyond all possible conception, of the Greatness of the value, Peter was commissioned to tell the church that "they were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot
Humility - This difference between Greek and Christian ideas of Greatness and humility is fundamental, and the change was brought about by Christ’s revelation of the character of God. This is our Lord’s rebuke of pride, rivalry, and ambition in their thousand forms, His reversal of our ordinary and selfish ideas of Greatness, and His warning against the world’s spirit of exclusiveness, intolerance, and class distinctions. This image has stamped itself on the mind of Christendom, and this pattern of Greatness is still fresh. ’ Henceforth, Greatness lies in conformity to a higher than the heathen or Jewish type: ‘but whosoever would become great among you shall be your minister,’ etc. ...
‘It is one of the achievements of Jesus that He introduced into the world a new ideal of Greatness, such an ideal as men had never dreamed of’ (D. The Greatness of the Baptist was rooted in his humility and utter freedom from jealousy (John 3:27; John 3:30), and this grace has been the soil and safety of saints ever since
Bed - Og in some expedition of his against Ammon may have left behind him his gigantic bed, to impress his enemy with his super-human Greatness, and the Ammonites may have preserved it in Rabbath, their capital; or Israel may have sent it to Ammon as a pledge of their friendly intentions (Jehovah having charged them not to disturb Ammon), and also a visible proof of their power in having conquered so mighty a prince as Og
Earth Earthen Earthy Earthly - In 2 Corinthians 4:7, where ‘earthen’ is used, there appears to be a suggestion not only of the meanness of the earthen vessels in contrast with the preciousness of the treasure they contain, but of their frailty in contrast with the exceeding Greatness of the Divine power of God who uses them as His instruments
Ecclesiasticus - It embodies clear statements on the nature of God and His attributes, life, eternity, Greatness, mercy (43,29-37)
Only Begotten - The value and the Greatness of the gift lay in the Sonship of Him who was given
Puteoli - The modern town (population, 17,000) retains many relics of ancient Greatness-amphitheatre, baths, circus, villas
Nineveh - Vague memories had indeed survived of its power and Greatness, but very little was definitely known about it. Other cities which had perished, as Palmyra, Persepolis, and Thebes, had left ruins to mark their sites and tell of their former Greatness; but of this city, imperial Nineveh, not a single vestige seemed to remain, and the very place on which it had stood was only matter of conjecture
No - " The Persian Cambyses gave the finishing blow to No-Amon's Greatness, leveling Rameses' statue and setting fire to the temples and palaces. In vain the Ptolemies tried subsequently to restore its Greatness
Chronicles, Books of - The section closes with stories recalling David’s Greatness (18:1-22:1). Building programs and clever trading activities contributed further to Solomon’s Greatness (8:1-9:31)
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
Rabbah - ("greatness of size or numbers"
Solomon - ...
The Bible clearly notes that Solomon had faults as well as elements of Greatness
Ashdod - Its Greatness as a city ended with the Roman destruction of A
Propitiation - ...
The two great features in the doctrine of propitiation, are the Greatness of the act itself by the Lord Jesus Christ, and the authority and approbation of God the Father in the appointment
Ptolemais - ...
The modern ‘Akka (11,000 inhabitants) is a city, much reduced from its former days of Greatness, situated on a rocky promontory of land at the N
Mustard - Jesus, the spokesman of the coming Kingdom, was derided in His teaching, persecuted in His Person, doomed to violence and degradation; but He felt, and knew, and here affirms that the cause was supremely great, and that its Greatness should be manifested to the world
Sardis - The Greatness of the city under the Roman empire was due entirely to its past reputation
Temperance - This ‘self-control,’ as Principal Iverach says, ‘grows out of knowledge, it is using Christian knowledge for the guidance of life’ ( The Other Side of Greatness , p
Thebes - Niebuhr is of opinion that Thebes was much older than Memphis, and that, "after the centre of Egyptian life was transferred to lower Egypt, Memphis acquired its Greatness through the ruin of Thebes
Gain - Its Greatness is most fully known when we realize that we share it with God Himself and His angels (Luke 15:6; Luke 15:9; Luke 15:22 ff
Redeemer - It is the personal and peculiar fitness of the Lord Jesus to the office of Redeemer, that forms the special Greatness and importance of the work itself; for if it could be shewn, or ever supposed, that any other beside Christ had been competent, it, would have lessened the dignity, the personal dignity, and glory of the Son of God, and reduced the infinite value of redemption itself
Death - 79:11: “Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the Greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die [1]” (cf
Accho - Two lofty arches, and part of the cornice, are all that now remain to attest the former Greatness of the superstructure
Exodus, the Book of - The feature which is inexplicable if anyone else were the author is this, the writer's evident unconsciousness of the personal Greatness of the chief actor. ...
The Egyptians recognized his Greatness (Exodus 11:3); but the writer, while recognizing the Greatness of Moses' mission, dwells especially on his want of natural gifts, his deficiencies of character and the hindrances thereby caused to his mission, and the penalties he incurred; his hasty intervention between the Israelite and Egyptian, the manslaughter, and the Israelites' rejection of him as a ruler, and his exile for the prime 40 years of his manhood. This all is what we might expect if Moses was the author; but no later writer would be so silent as to the sublime Greatness of his character
Malachi, Theology of - Although some of the Jews were dishonoring the Lord by their sinful attitudes and actions, the Greatness of Israel's God was evident among the nations. How ironic that Israel, God's chosen nation, failed to acknowledge the Greatness of her God while pagan Gentiles became believers in him (see Romans 9:26-33 )
Humble (Self) - Isaiah expressed the Greatness of the redemption in this way: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Repent - The psalmist looked to God for “comfort”: “Thou shalt increase my Greatness, and comfort me on every side” ( Miracles - This difference consists in -- (1) The Greatness, number, completeness and publicity of the miracles
Colossians, Letter to the - He then announces the theme of his message, which is the Greatness of Christ and his work
Sadducees - Its moral Greatness had been undermined on two sides
Troas - It bears the Turkish name of Eski Stambul or Old Constantinople, and its former Greatness is attested by the extent of its ruins, including the old walls, which are six miles in circumference, and the supports of an aqueduct which conveyed water down from Mount Ida
Mari - For Mari it became a period of unsurpassed Greatness in material prosperity, and its cultural remains have been matched by few sites in the neighboring areas of the Ancient Near East
Paul's Great Heaviness And Continual Sorrow of Heart - Among all the heathenish doxologies of her voluminous devotees, nature has never had half such a noble tribute paid to her true Greatness, as Paul pays to her, in three verses of his immortal eighth chapter. " Match that, if you can, for a tribute to nature's true Greatness. Pascal is constantly saying this of man, that man's great misery is the true measure of his Greatness
Mephibosheth - His deformity, added to the depression of Saul's family, produced in him an abject fear and characteristic humility which are expressed in a manner sad to read of when one remembers the bygone Greatness of Saul's house
Hope - They were held captive by the Greatness of His personality and the depth of His love, and ultimately came to realize that they had in Him the Hope of Israel itself
Israel, Kingdom of - This short-lived Greatness expired with the last king of Jehu's line
Babylon - ...
Under Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon reached the summit of her Greatness and splendor
Hope - They were held captive by the Greatness of His personality and the depth of His love, and ultimately came to realize that they had in Him the Hope of Israel itself
Nineveh - " Nineveh did not rise to Greatness for many ages after, until its second founder, Ninus II, about B. Whether these words imply that even the site of Nineveh would in future ages be uncertain or unknown; or, as they rather seem to intimate, that every vestige of the palaces of its monarchs, of the Greatness of its nobles, and of the wealth of its numerous merchants, would wholly disappear; the truth of the prediction cannot be invalidated under either interpretation
Nebuchadnezzar - Having completed the subjugation of Phoenicia, and inflicted chastisement on Egypt, Nebuchadnezzar now set himself to rebuild and adorn the city of Babylon (Daniel 4:30 ), and to add to the Greatness and prosperity of his kingdom by constructing canals and aqueducts and reservoirs surpassing in grandeur and magnificence everything of the kind mentioned in history (Daniel 2:37 )
Miletus - ), and by Alexander the Great (334), its days of Greatness and glory were ended
Fig (Tree) - All of this is just an evidence of the coming Greatness of that great nation
Canaan, Land of - ...
Ruins of former Greatness abound everywhere showing how the judgements predicted by God have been fulfilled; but it is well to remember that the predictions as to future blessing will as certainly be fulfilled as were those as to judgements
Phrygia - To the early Greeks Phrygia was the home of a heroic and conquering race, who have left in the country drained by the upper Sangarius many astonishing monuments of their Greatness
Glory - ]'>[3] use of ‘glory’ for the physical or ethical manifestation of the Greatness of God is also frequent
Ephesus - ...
Under the Romans, Ephesus thrived, reaching the pinnacle of its Greatness during the first and second centuries of the Christian era
New Heavens And a New Earth - McClain, The Greatness of the Kingdom ; J
Lucifer - The Greatness and power of the king of Babylon is described in very lofty characters: his city is called the golden city
Knowledge of God (1) - It throws a lustre upon Greatness, and reflects an honour upon poverty
Popularity - The truest popularity, the truest Greatness, is to belong to the humble heart that ever preferreth other to itself, that rejoiceth to minister and to serve, to give itself freely to all even as Christ did (Matthew 20:28 || Mark 10:45)
Popularity - The truest popularity, the truest Greatness, is to belong to the humble heart that ever preferreth other to itself, that rejoiceth to minister and to serve, to give itself freely to all even as Christ did (Matthew 20:28 || Mark 10:45)
Belief (2) - But no great personality answers to the ideal of Greatness in all the aspects of Greatness. Great men have had their limitations, and Greatness from one point of view has been accompanied with littleness in other respects. So the vision grew; and as one personality after another revealed to men the possible synthesis of the ideal Greatness of a perfect personality, men were educated to perceive what they ought to demand in the ideal of a perfect personality in whom they might completely and absolutely trust. We need One who gathers into Himself all the types of Greatness that have ever entered into the thoughts of men; and One who has realized them in His own life and action
Elisha - But withal (as all human Greatness has some drawback) he was a leper. " Naaman came with horses and chariots, not yet perceiving that true Greatness lies not in earthly pomp and, wealth (2 Kings 5:1; 2 Kings 5:9; 2 Kings 5:11). The mode of cure was wisely designed to teach him to unlearn his false ideas of Greatness. "What is thy servant (the dog as he is) that he should do this great thing?" Not the atrocity, but the Greatness of it, is what startles him as something beyond his ability to accomplish, "dog (i
Woman (2) - And yet she was not so overwhelmed by its Greatness as to lose her own personality. She wakes frightened, and so convinced of the Greatness of the issue her husband is trying, that she dares to interfere, though without success (Matthew 27:19)
Simon Magus - Ignatius, the earliest of the Fathers, calls him ‘the firstborn of Satan’: Irenæus marks him out as the first of all heretics: and later centuries have shown their sense of the Greatness of his sin by using the word simony to indicate the crime of procuring a spiritual office by purchase
Bible, Egypt in the - After the collapse of the Chaldean Empire Egypt, now but a shadow of its former Greatness, fell into the hands of the Persian king Cambyses (525) and, two centuries later (332), of Alexander the Great
Victory - All ascription of victory must go to the Lord, for his is the Greatness, power, glory, and majesty, as well as victory (1 Chronicles 29:11 )
Flood - God announced His intentions to Noah and instructed him to build an enormous ark for himself, his family, and the lower orders—even for unclean, creeping things! The expansiveness of the ark was expressive of the Greatness of God's love; the extension of safety to “every” type of fauna elaborates the wideness of His concern
Oracle - ...
Secondly, Prophetical dreams sent by God; as the dreams which God sent to Joseph, and which foretold his future Greatness, Genesis 27:5-6
Edom - Isaiah 63:1 , for example, speaks of one that “cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah, glorious in his apparel, travelling in the Greatness of his strength
Mouth - He is describing the Greatness of GOD, the power of his Lord, and the judgments decreed by the great Judge when He pours out His wrath upon His enemies
Chief Priests - For by NT times the high priestly office had sunk far from its former Greatness
Seek - 24:27: “Now concerning his sons, and the Greatness of the burdens laid upon him … they are written in the story [4]2 of the Book of the Kings
Ephesus - Chandler says, "The inhabitants are a few Greek peasants, living in extreme wretchedness, dependence, and insensibility; the representatives of an illustrious people, and inhabiting the wreck of their Greatness: some, in the substructions of the glorious edifices which they raised; some, beneath the vaults of the stadium, once the crowded scene of their diversions; and some, by the abrupt precipice, in the sepulchres which received their ashes
Might, Mighty, Mightily, Mightier - ...
Notes: (1) In Luke 9:43 , AV, megaleiotes, "greatness, majesty," is translated "mighty power" (RV, "majesty")
Egypt in the Bible - After the collapse of the Chaldean Empire Egypt, now but a shadow of its former Greatness, fell into the hands of the Persian king Cambyses (525) and, two centuries later (332), of Alexander the Great
Rufus - ’ With them, Greatness is to come through ministering love (cf. But when we look at the deeper side of the Messianic hope which it sets forth—the heart-felt longing for a true Kingdom of God, ‘the perception that that Kingdom can never be realized without a personal centre, a representative of God with man and man with God,’ who shall attain to true Greatness through humility—we see that the purpose which was in the mind of God, when He moved the prophet to write, was fulfilled in the highest sense when He sent His Son into the world, and when Jesus Christ entered, by being born and that in a low condition, on that life of humiliation that led to His exaltation to the place of power, and will finally lead to ‘all things being put under His feet
Hilarius Arelatensis, Saint, Bishop of Arles - ...
The early ambition of Hilary's mind lay in the direction of secular Greatness. Baronius (as Tillemont naturally adds) is fully justified in appealing to this act of Valentinian as a proof of the powerful aid lent by the emperors towards establishing the Greatness and authority of the pope
Assyria - The sacred records intimate that none of the ancient states or kingdoms were of considerable extent; for neither Chederlaomer, nor any of the neighbouring princes, were tributary or subject to Assyria; and "we find nothing," says Playfair, "of the Greatness or power of this kingdom in the history of the judges and succeeding kings of Israel, though the latter kingdom was oppressed and enslaved by many different powers in that period. Newton, "the Assyrian empire seems arrived at its Greatness; being united under one monarch, and containing Assyria, Media, Apolloniatis, Susiana, Chaldea, Mesopotamia, Cilicia, Syria, Phoenicia, Egypt, Ethiopia, and part of Arabia; and reaching eastward into Elymais, and Paraetaecene, a province of the Medes, and if Chalach and Chabor be Colchis and Iberia, as some think, and as may seem probable from the circumcision used by those nations till the days of Herodotus, we are also to add these two provinces, with the two Armenias, Pontus, and Cappadocia, as far as to the river Halys: for Herodotus tells us that the people of Cappadocia, as far as to that river, were called Syrians by the Greeks, both before and after the days of Cyrus; and that the Assyrians were also called Syrians by the Greeks
Rufus - ’ With them, Greatness is to come through ministering love (cf. But when we look at the deeper side of the Messianic hope which it sets forth—the heart-felt longing for a true Kingdom of God, ‘the perception that that Kingdom can never be realized without a personal centre, a representative of God with man and man with God,’ who shall attain to true Greatness through humility—we see that the purpose which was in the mind of God, when He moved the prophet to write, was fulfilled in the highest sense when He sent His Son into the world, and when Jesus Christ entered, by being born and that in a low condition, on that life of humiliation that led to His exaltation to the place of power, and will finally lead to ‘all things being put under His feet
Cosmopolitanism - ); commends the faith of a Roman centurion as greater than any faith He had found in Israel (Matthew 8:10, Luke 7:9); and, notwithstanding His first words to the Syrophœnician woman, recognizes and rewards the Greatness of her faith (Matthew 15:21 ff
Dereliction - Yet it is right that we should seek to enter into it so far as we may, if only that we may realize its Greatness and be delivered from belittling thoughts
Waldenses - Because all other heretics excite horror by the Greatness of their blasphemies against God; but these have a great appearance of piety, as...
they live justly before men, and believe rightly all things concerning...
God, and all the articles which are contained in the creed
Ptolemae'us, - It is enough now to observe the Greatness of the consequences involved in the union of Greek language with Jewish thought
Little Ones - The Apostles had been disputing about their relative claims to Greatness in the Kingdom of heaven; and the Lord teaches them a much needed lesson in humility by the example of a little child. The Greatness of His love for them, the Greatness of their significance as the seed of the Kingdom,—these are the two ideas that combine in this designation
Death - With all the dignity of a sovereign, he conferred pardon on a penitent fellow-sufferer: with a Greatness of mind beyond example, he spent his last moments in apologies and prayers for those who were shedding his blood
Reserve - To this faith Jesus confessed His Greatness and Divine mission
Womanliness - Although His vocation required His abandonment of home (John 2:4, Mark 3:33-34), and He required of His disciples also the same renunciation (Luke 14:26), yet He missed the shelter and peace of home (Matthew 8:20), and recognized the Greatness of the sacrifice involved (Matthew 19:29)
Service - the antithesis of δοῦλος is found in πρῶτος; as though Christ would teach that true Greatness lies in the doing of service, while the highest position in His Kingdom belongs to him who will accept the lowly position of the slave
Abundance, Abundant, Abundantly, Abound - , "a throwing beyond" (huper, "over," ballo, "to throw"), donotes "excellence, exceeding Greatness," of the power of God in His servants, 2 Corinthians 4:7 ; of the revelations given to Paul, 2 Corinthians 12:7 ; with the preposition kata, the phrase signifies "exceeding," Romans 7:13 ; "still more excellent," 1 Corinthians 12:31 ; "exceedingly," 2 Corinthians 1:8 ; "beyond measure," Galatians 1:13 ; and, in a more extended phrase, "more and more exceedingly," 2 Corinthians 4:17
Perfection (Human) - Iverach, The Other Side of Greatness, 186; Expos
Philip - But it is equally characteristic that, as he realized the Greatness and significance of the request, coming as it did from pure Gentiles, he should hesitate to act upon it on his own responsibility
Phylacteries - According to the Kabbala, they were significant of the wisdom, reason, and Greatness of God
Redemption - It differed from them only in the incomparable Greatness of the price paid; and this carries with it the Greatness of the evil from which it delivers us and the Greatness of the good which it secures for us
Solomon - A petty nation, which for hundreds of years has with difficulty maintained a separate existence in the midst of warlike tribes, each of which has in turn exercised dominion over it and oppressed it, is suddenly raised by the genius of a soldier-monarch to glory and Greatness
Esther, Book of - The book concludes with a further reference to the power of Ahasuerus and the Greatness of his favourite, Mordecai (ch
John the Baptist - ...
But for all of his Greatness, John was merely human
Ephesians, Epistle to the - ...
The prayer at the close of Ephesians 1 is that the saints might have the spiritof wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of the God of the Lord Jesus Christ: that they might know the hope of His calling, His inheritance in the saints, and the Greatness of the power towards them which He wrought in raising Christ (a Man) from the dead, and setting Him at His right hand in the heavenly places (cf
Blood - Blood thus represents the Greatness, awfulness, and finality of the Divine judgment, by which either a wicked condition is simply brought to an end (cf
Judah - And surely, as it is said of Christ in one blessed Scripture, that the names of his people are all "written in the book of life," (Revelation 20:15) and in another he bids his people to "rejoice that their names are written there," (Luke 10:20) as when considering himself the shepherd of his flock, and his people the sheep of his fold, he saith that "he calleth them all by name, and leadeth them out," (John 10:3) and as the whole flocks of the mountains and of the vale, and of the cities of Benjamin, Jerusalem, and Judah, shall all pass again under the hands of him that telleth them, (Jeremiah 33:13) surely it is not stretching the Scripture to say, that the Shebeth of Jehudah is as eminently descriptive of the Greatness of his character, when speaking of this use of it, in writing, as in ruling, for sovereignty is implied in both, And the poor feeble hand that is now writing these lines, (earnestly begging forgiveness if he errs in the matter) cannot conclude this article without first saying, (and will not the reader for himself also join the petition?) Oh, that the almighty Jehudah may have graciously exercised the Shebeth of his power, and written my poor name, worthless as it is, among the millions he hath marked down in the book of life! Amen
Alexandria - With this event, the sun of Alexandria may be said to have set: the blighting hand of Islamism was laid on it; and although the genius and the resources of such a city could not be immediately destroyed, it continued to languish until the passage by the Cape of Good Hope, in the fifteenth century, gave a new channel to the trade which for so many centuries had been its support; and at this day, Alexandria, like most eastern cities, presents a mixed spectacle of ruins and wretchedness,—of fallen Greatness and enslaved human beings
Nebuchadnezzar the Great - The king sent for all the diviners in the country, but none could explain his dream, till Daniel, by divine revelation, showed that it represented his present Greatness, his signal approaching humiliation, and his restoration to reason and dignity
Josiah - Josiah's Greatness harmonizes with the parallel decline and fall of Assyria
Blood - Blood thus represents the Greatness, awfulness, and finality of the Divine judgment, by which either a wicked condition is simply brought to an end (cf
Poverty of Spirit - : Dykes, Beatitudes of the Kingdom (1876); Gore, Sermon on the Mount (1904); Griffith-Jones, Sermon on the Mount (1903); Iverach, The Other Side of Greatness (1906; cf
Abortion - In other contexts, God's interest in prenatal development demonstrates his Greatness and inscrutability (139:13-16; cf. In Jesus' rejection of human standards of Greatness, he not only turns on its head the conventional wisdom of the day, but also affords children unprecedented worth and dignity
Individual - ...
But the very Greatness of this relation to God might seem to withdraw something from the distinctiveness of man as an individual. That He is an individual is not His limitation, but the condition of all His Greatness; for it is the condition of His working by love, and love is greater than power
Nebuchadnezzar - The tree which thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached to heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth: whose leaves were fair and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heavens had their habitation: It is thou, O king, that art grown, and become strong: for thy Greatness is grown, and reached unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth. ' It could have been no ordinary Greatness that drew from a man like Daniel an estimate and an eulogium like that
Priest, Christ as - Abraham recognized the Greatness of Melchizedek, who served in the dual offices of king of Salem and priest of God Most High, offered his tithe, and received a blessing (Genesis 14:18-20 ; cf
Jordan - But in modern times, whether the rapidity of the current has worn the channel deeper than formerly, or whether its waters have taken some other direction, the river seems to have forgotten his ancient Greatness
People - He showed His sense of the Greatness and validity of these as well as of other moral truths, and secured the interests attaching to them, by two other vastly important things that He did as a teacher
People - He showed His sense of the Greatness and validity of these as well as of other moral truths, and secured the interests attaching to them, by two other vastly important things that He did as a teacher
Aaron - While, all the time, each several one of the three was all the more dependent on the other two just because of the Greatness of his own and her own special gift. Those forty days that Moses was away on the Mount brought out, among other things, both Moses' strength and Greatness and Aaron's littleness and weakness in a way that nothing else could have done
Covenant - By an easy metaphor, a covenant in the sense of an imposed will may be made with the eyes ( Job 31:1 ); or, in the other sense of agreement, with the stones ( Job 5:23 ), but not with Leviathan ( Job 41:4 ), because of his Greatness and intractability, nor wisely with death either in scorn of God ( Isaiah 28:15 ; Isaiah 28:18 ) or in yearning ( Wis 1:16 )
Freedom - Clearly, God was showing his people the Greatness of his forgiveness and the implications of that forgiveness for their own behavior
Hymns - He has caused me to know Himself, without grudging, by His simplicity: the Greatness of His kindness has humbled me
John the Baptist - ...
The Synoptic narrative of the imprisonment and murder of John yields incidental evidence of his Greatness as a prophet
Euphemius, Patriarch of Constantinople - With a proper feeling of respect for the fallen Greatness and unconquerable dignity of his predecessor, Macedonius, on coming to find him in the baptistery, made the attendant deacon take off the newly-given pallium and clothed himself in the dress of a simple presbyter, "not daring to wear" his insignia before their canonical owner
Omniscience - Does the mind inhabiting your body dispose and govern it with ease? Ought you not then to conclude, that the universal Mind with equal ease actuates and governs universal nature; and that, when you can at once consider the interest of the Athenians at home, in Egypt, and in Sicily, it is not too much for the divine wisdom to take care of the universe?...
These reflections will soon convince you, that the Greatness of the divine mind is such, as at once to see all things, hear all things, be present every where, and direct all the affairs of the world
Neighbour (2) - Hence towards all who are our brethren in the Lord we must be humble and meek and forgiving, ‘in honour preferring one another’ (Romans 12:10), seeking Greatness not in dominion but in service (Matthew 20:26-27 || Luke 22:26); for it is ever the over-estimate of self that takes offence and causes hate (Mark 7:22); and to the sinner and the unbeliever who are Ignorant of love, there is but the greater need to make love manifest by unwearying self-sacrifice and unceasing kindness; for so the evil in the other’s heart will be overcome, and the Divine germ of love within him will be fanned into a living flame, and he also will become a true son of God (Matthew 5:38-48 || Luke 6:28-31 || Romans 12:19-21)
Perfection (of Jesus) - Though He proclaimed, when need was, His Greatness as the Son of God, yet He turned aside from personal questions as to whether He was the Messiah. His Greatness among men was the Greatness of service
Psalms, Book of - Hymns lift the congregation's praise to God, describing God's Greatness and majesty
Chronicles, i - ...
The material is most carefully chosen, with the object of bringing out the importance of Judah, the Greatness of the line of David, the religious value of Jerusalem, and the position of the Levites
Intercession - , rejoicing, as always, in what is fairest in the character of his friends, he prays that they may have ‘a spirit of wisdom and revelation,’ growth in that knowledge of God which alike proves our efficiency and increases it in our use of His revelation, when our eyes are opened to see the wealth of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and the Greatness of His power
City - The cities of Galilee owed their Greatness and importance to commercial or political causes
Alexandria - ...
But while its political power was thus passing away, it was developing an intellectual Greatness destined to exercise a profound influence through succeeding centuries
Parable - The third and fourth, the Greatness of the gospel kingdom contrasted with its insignificant beginning
Pride (2) - Whoever of them was ambitious of Greatness and supremacy could attain it only along the lines of submissive service (Matthew 20:25 f
Intercession - , rejoicing, as always, in what is fairest in the character of his friends, he prays that they may have ‘a spirit of wisdom and revelation,’ growth in that knowledge of God which alike proves our efficiency and increases it in our use of His revelation, when our eyes are opened to see the wealth of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and the Greatness of His power
Isidorus Pelusiota, an Eminent Ascetic - "once men avoided the episcopate because of the Greatness of its authority; now they rush into it because of the Greatness of its luxury
Adam - The formation of such a being was marked, therefore, by a manner of proceeding which serves to impress us with a sense of the Greatness of the work. Below this standard it could not fall; and that it implied a glory, and dignity, and moral Greatness of a very exalted kind, is made sufficiently apparent from the degree of guilt charged upon Adam when he fell: for the aggravating circumstances of his offence may well be deduced from the tremendous consequences which followed
Disciple, Discipleship - The motivation of self-serving Greatness is broken through redemption, and disciples are thus enabled to focus upon others in servanthood
Praise (2) - ]'>[4] The former of these, in its shortest form, runs thus:...
‘Be Thy name lauded for ever, O our King, the great and holy God and King, in heaven and on earth; for unto Thee, O Lord our God and God of our fathers, song and laud are becoming, praise and psalm, strength and dominion, victory, Greatness and might, renown and glory, holiness and sovereignty, blessings and thanksgivings, from henceforth, even for ever
Announcements of Death - ...
(d) It was on the same occasion, as Jesus proceeded to give the disciples a needed lesson in true Greatness and taught the dignity of service, that He set forth in plain speech the purpose of His death (Matthew 20:28, Mark 10:45). Jesus points out the betrayer, who leaves the room; comforts the disciples, and warns them of their peril, though all fail to grasp the solemn fact or the moral Greatness of the tragedy that is coming swiftly on them, actually producing two swords for a fight under the new policy of resistance now announced by Jesus (Luke 22:36-38)
David - It is an intricate picture of human Greatness and folly, of wisdom and sin, of faith and faithlessness, of contrasting perspectives and conflicting desires
Levites - The antiquity and genuineness of Genesis are marked by the absence of all notice of Levi's subsequent Greatness as the priest tribe
Unbelief (2) - They are, indeed, astonished at His wisdom: the reports of mighty works done by Him have filled them with amazement; but they are little disposed to give a patient and sympathetic hearing to one of whom they themselves have known so much, and withal nothing that has augured Greatness
Kindness (2) - This line of thought, however, regarding God was arrested in later Judaism; God’s transcendent kingly Greatness was emphasized in Jewish thought in our Lord’s time, and His grace and loving-kindness had fallen into the background
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
Silence - And Jesus had a clear perception of the character of the Roman ruler, who alone had insight enough to recognize the essential Greatness of his prisoner
Houses - This arrangement may likewise illustrate the circumstance of Hezekiah's "turning his face to the wall, when he prayed," that the Greatness of his sorrow, and the fervour of his devotion, might, as much as possible, be concealed from his attendants, 2 Kings 20
mo'Ses - (Numbers 21:16,17,18 ) The song of Moses, (32:1-43) setting forth the Greatness and the failings of Israel
Elijah - "He sought the ancient sanctuary connected with the holiest, grandest memories of mankind, that his spiritual longings might be gratified, that he might have the deepest sense of the Greatness and nearness of God. The severity of the judgment by fire is due to the Greatness of the guilt of the Israelite king and his minions who strove against God Himself in the person of His prophet, and hardened themselves in idolatry, which was high treason against God and incurred the penalty of death under the theocracy
Prayer - ) It has been generally divided into adoration, by which we express our sense of the goodness and Greatness of God, 1618394748_25 ; 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, James 5:16 ; and thanksgiving, by which we express our gratitude to God, Philippians 4:6 . We should labour after a fresh, particular, and lively sense of the Greatness and grace of God, and of our own wants, and sins, and mercies
Vicarious Sacrifice - The criticism, however, seems scarcely valid, for in speaking to the disciples about the nature of Greatness—that its value lies in service—it was natural that Jesus should allude to His expected death of which He had previously spoken, using it as an illustration of the point He was enforcing. The idea would then be that men of the world find Greatness in assuming superiority over others, whereas Jesus finds it in serving others
Law - What, is that doctrine so awful, that the whole universe is thus invoked to attend to it? so salutary as to be compared with the principle whose operation diffuses beauty and fertility over the vegetable world? Hear the answer: "Because I will publish the name of Jehovah; ascribe ye Greatness unto our God. "Ascribe ye," says the legislator, "greatness unto our God; he is the rock; his work is perfect; a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he," Deuteronomy 32:4
Tabernacle - (4) The altar of burnt offering, standing before the tabernacle was a perpetual symbol of the atonement,--the Greatness of sin, deserving death, hard to be removed and yet forgiveness possible, and offered freely, but only through blood
Egypt - ) saw Egypt divided and invaded, but with occasional moments of Greatness
Children (Sons) of God - The development proceeded rather in the way of enhancing to the utmost the idea of God’s transcendent Greatness and judicial authority over men
Luke, Gospel of - Faith and commitment are the source of true Greatness (Luke 9:46-50 )
Abraham - The Greatness of his and Lot's substance prevented their continuing together
Boethius, Anicus Manlius Severinus - its author was invested with a monopoly of philosophic Greatness was natural in the utter decay of learning, but it was the excess of darkness which made his light of brightness sufficient to shine across the ages till it paled in the rising splendour of the revival of letters
Jonah - The mention of Nineveh's being "an exceeding great city" implies it was written before the Assyrian inroads had made them know too well its Greatness
Jordanis, Historian of the Goths - He would tell the Goths of the Greatness of the Roman empire, with whom they fought in ancient days, and would shew the Romans that the kingly family of the Amali was as noble as any Roman house
Character of Christ - It might be suggested, indeed, that the complete normality of His growth may have been imperilled by communications made to Him by His mother regarding the mystery of His birth or the Greatness of His vocation. The Greatness which was coining upon Him was leading Him nearer to men, not farther away from them
Criticism - ]'>[11] ...
But while Strauss thus attempted to adapt this later work to some of the results and methods of the Tübingen school, he also came nearer to Baur in that he gave in this popular edition of his famous book an account of Jesus utterly incommensurate with the Greatness of His influence and of the position which He achieved. Baur had taken little or no account of Jesus Himself and His Person, and now Strauss, by withdrawing what he had conceded in the second edition of his Leben Jesu as to the Greatness and moral perfection of Jesus, was in a position no less impracticable than Baur’s, so far as any satisfactory explanation of the work and person of the Founder of Christianity was concerned
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - Meletius quickly observed the intellectual promise of the young lawyer, and, enamoured of the beauty of his disposition, sought frequent opportunities of intercourse, and in a prophetic spirit declared the Greatness of his future career (Pallad. The unhappy man, hurled in a moment from the pinnacle of his Greatness, took refuge for a while in the church, but was ultimately beheaded at Chalcedon (Socr
Babylon - ...
The immense fertility of Chaldea, which retained also the name of Babylonia till after the Christian aera, corresponded with the Greatness of Babylon. ...
When in the plenitude of its Greatness, splendour and strength, Babylon first yielded to the arms of Cyrus, whose name, and the manoeuvre by which the city was taken, were mentioned by Isaiah nearly two hundred years before the event; which was also predicted by Jeremiah: "Go up, O Elam, (or Persia,) besiege, O Media
Palestine - Driven thence by the Spirit into the wilderness, He fought His long fight with rival schemes of Greatness, in the tract which Judaea thrusts high into the air from the depth of the Jordan Valley, and holds balanced upon the edge of cliffs. Under many kings she had sought Greatness in aggressive wars
Nehemiah - ...
While he pleads his efforts, not feigning a mock humility, he closes with "remember me, O my God, and spare me according to the Greatness of Thy mercy" (Nehemiah 13:22-31), the publican's and the dying thief's prayer
Paul as a Believing Man - And the very Greatness of Paul's faith; the very unparalleled concentration and identifying power of his faith; all that only made the sudden blasts that struck at his faith all the more terrible to bear
Ephesians, Book of - His prayer was that Christ may dwell in the believers who will be rooted in love and can grasp the marvelous Greatness of that love
Croisade, or Crusade - ...
The adventurers were at last so numerous, that their sagracious leaders became apprehensive lest the Greatness of the armament would be the cause of its own disappointment
Simon Magus - But though I feel that this hath some hand in the effect, yet the knowledge of man's nothingness, and of God's transcendent Greatness, with whom it is that I have most to do, and the sense of the brevity of human things, and the nearness of eternity, are the principal causes of this effect, and not self-conceitedness and morosity, as some suppose
Enoch - Till, like everybody who takes up William Law, I could not lay him down till I had come to his concluding chapter, 'Of the excellency and Greatness of a devout spirit
Moab - There are manifest and abundant vestiges of its ancient Greatness: the whole of the plains are covered with the sites of towns, on every eminence or spot convenient for the construction of one; and as the land is capable of rich cultivation, there can be no doubt that the country now so deserted once presented a continued picture of plenty and fertility
Minucius Felix, Marcus - He shews that it is false that the Romans owed their prosperity to their religion, since it was by a multitude of irreligious acts that their empire grew, and because their original native gods, to whom, if to any, must be ascribed the origin of their Greatness, had been deposed from their position by the adoption of gods of the conquered peoples
Unbelief - It was only the Greatness, not the holiness nor the love, of God which filled their souls
Ephesians, Theology of - " This distinction between Gentiles and saints is seen also in 3:18, where the text states: "in order that you (Gentiles) may have power together with all the saints " the Greatness of God
Humanity of Christ - It is, again, the interest of believers in God, who get higher ideas of God’s goodness from the Greatness of the condescension involved in His ‘becoming flesh
Man (2) - To them He was about to show the very height and Greatness of His love by laying down His life
Coming to Christ - But the words of Christ, in the Greatness of the call and of the promise, and in the connexion of both with His own person, go far beyond those of Ben Sira or anything which we find in the canonical books of the OT
Michal, Saul's Daughter - And, sad to say, it was the very Greatness of the day to David that made it such a day of death to Michal, Saul's daughter
Joseph - You must always recall Joseph's unripe age, and his complete inexperience, before you blame him too much for the way he talked about his prerogatives and prospects of Greatness
Edom - The ancient Greatness of Idumea must, in no small degree, have resulted from its commerce
Mission - —The nature of these aims required that the Heavenly Apostle (Hebrews 3:1) should manifest the Kingdom and the character of God, together with the Greatness of man’s calling
Calvinists - ...
That ye may know what is the exceeding Greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ when he raised him from the dead
Isaiah - It had revolted unsuccessfully, but the elements of its subsequent Greatness were existing
Ethics - The prophets were glad to think that God was not limiting Himself to the letter of the Covenant, the very existence of which implied that Jehovah, in the Greatness of His love, had chosen Israel to be His peculiar treasure
Influence - The encouraging description of his own character set Nathanael wondering, and when this was followed by news which showed that He knew of some secret passage in his life, he confesses His Greatness in the fullest terms, ‘Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel’ (John 1:49)
Self-Control - Iverach, The Other Side of Greatness (1906), 109
Hebrews, Epistle to the - The Greatness of this personage is then dwelt on, as evidenced by Abraham's conduct toward him, and he is shown to be superior to Levi
Joseph - Before his death he blessed Joseph’s two sons, giving preference to the younger in view of the Greatness of the tribe to be derived from him, and leaving to Joseph himself one portion above his brethren, viz
Foresight - It may perhaps be natural to surmise in the first instance that they intend to convey merely the conviction that in Jesus was manifested a prophet of supreme Greatness, in whom, as the culminating example of prophecy (cf
Jeremiah - Jeremiah's inconsolable melancholy was the mark and the measure of his Greatness both as a man and as a prophet
Division of the Earth - Then shall the dukes of Edom be amazed, Dismay shall possess the princes of Moab, ...
The inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away: Fear and terror shall fall upon them, ...
By the Greatness of thine arm they shall be petrified, Till thy people pass over [3] O Lord, ...
Till the people pass over, whom thou hast redeemed
David - ) ...
"The Greatness of David was felt when he was gone
Ideal - This was where His teaching differed so greatly from the contemporary Jewish expectation, and from the thoughts of many in modern times who have been seized by the Greatness of Christ’s social purposes without grasping the individuality and spirituality of His methods
Solomon - ...
His might and Greatness of dominion permanently impressed the oriental mind; Solomon is evidently alluded to in the Persian king Artaxerxes' answer, "there have been mighty kings over Jerusalem which have ruled overall countries beyond the river; and toll, tribute, and custom was paid unto them
Jesus Christ - There is a peculiar contrast in it between an awful Greatness, dignity, and majesty, and the most conciliating loveliness, tenderness, and softness
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - 499): "I was born in the way of truth; and though my boyhood understood not the Greatness of the benefit, I knew it when trial came
Papyri And Ostraca - The more we realize the missionary character of Primitive Christianity, the more clearly we grasp the Greatness of the Apostle Paul working among the proletariat of the great centres of the world’s commerce Ephesus, Corinth, etc
Progress - It may be added, finally, that it is within the region of these facts that the Greatness of the extent of Christ’s originality as a teacher is to be seen, and also the momentousness of the position and task He claimed for Himself as Mediator between God and men
Missions - It is one of the paradoxes of history, that the missionary propaganda which aimed at the conversion and blessing of the world, sprang from a people whose predominant characteristics were pride in racial privileges, expectation of national Greatness, and contempt for all who were not of the seed of Abraham
Miracles - The early Christian apologists allege in support of Christianity:...
(1) the Greatness, number, completeness, and publicity of the miracles;...
(2) the beneficial tendency of the doctrine;...
(3) the connection of the miracles with prophecy and the whole scheme of redemption from Adam to Christ
Job, Theology of - Questions beginning with "where?" (38:4,19, 24), "on what?" (38:6), and sentence questions including the pronoun "you" or "your" (38:12,16, 17,18, 22,31, 32,33, 34,35, 39; 39:1,2, 9,10, 11,12, 19,20, 26,27; 40:8,9) expose Job's impotence and finiteness in light of God's sovereignty and infinite Greatness
Lord's Prayer (ii) - ’ The phrase speaks to us of His Greatness and holiness, of the reverence we owe Him, of His power to bless
Childhood - Mark’s special touch again), was held up to the disciples as an example and guide to Greatness
Animals - ’ Daniel interprets the tree to represent the Greatness of Nebuchadrezzar’s dominion, which is to reach to the end of the earth
Abstinence - It is a ‘port of his Greatness that, in spite of his own somewhat ascetic temperament, he was not blind to social and physiological facts’ (Drummond, quoted in Expositor’s Greek Testament on 1 Thessalonians 4:4)
Egypt - The knowledge of all its Greatness and glory deterred not the Jewish prophets from declaring, that Egypt would become "a base kingdom, and never exalt itself any more among the nations
Inspiration And Revelation - It idealized its history-emphasized its deliverances, dwelt on its few moments of comparative Greatness and prosperity, and explained its own decline as due to its faithlessness and disobedience
Ideas (Leading) - His very ‘greatness,’ as conceived by Aristotle, makes him a poor creature when placed beside Jesus of Nazareth
Turning - 1), and a recognition of the truth that in God’s Kingdom humility is the real badge of Greatness
God - This miraculous era would manifest Yahweh's Greatness in ways that would summon the nations to turn to him for salvation (Isaiah 45:22 )
Hermas Shepherd of - From the first Vision, with its revelation of the sinfulness of sins of thought, and of neglect of responsibility for others, to the last Parable, where the Greatness of the Shepherd, the supernatural Being ‘to whom alone in the whole world hath authority over repentance been assigned’ (Sim
Apocalypse - The apocalyptists are the instructors and encouragers of the people in the name of God in reference to that Kingdom which, in spite of the Greatness of the world-powers that are their rivals and the enemies of Jahweh, is yet to come to them from God and to be realized in the world
Mahometanism - The throwing off the Turkish yoke by the Greeks, and the rising Greatness of Russia, are symptoms of the approaching subversion of Mohammedanism as a power; and thus the fall of this eastern antichrist cannot long be delayed
Julius (5), Bishop of Rome - "If, as you write, you hold the honour of all bishops to be equal, and unaffected by the Greatness of their sees, this view comes ill from those who have shewn themselves so anxious to get translated from their own small sees to greater ones
Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy - ...
Ezekial, like Isaiah, was given a vision of the Greatness of God and his glory
Ethics (2) - A mere glance at any collection of parallels, such as that of Wetstein, will be sufficient to purge us of the notion that the uniqueness or Greatness of Jesus consists in the novelty of His ethical teaching
Josephus - As against the many unreliable and merely hearsay reports of the war, and the mischievous distortions of fact emanating from anti-Jewish feeling, Josephus proposed, as an eye-witness, to give an unbiased and veracious chronicle, which, by means of a just estimate of the Jewish people, of their good qualities and their military achievements, should not only exhibit in a clearer light the tragic element in the catastrophe they had brought upon themselves, but should also make manifest the real Greatness of the Roman triumph
Miracles - If we consider their nature, their Greatness, and their number; and if to this consideration we add that which respects their end and design, we must acknowledge that no one could have performed them, unless God was with him
Millenarians - " "And the kingdom and dominion, and the Greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve him
Augustine - For the rule of charity is, not to consider the Greatness of the friendship, but the necessity of the affair
Trinity - In the first place it is highly degrading to the Supreme Majesty to suppose he would take his model of speaking and thinking from man, though it is highly consistent with the vanity of man to arrogate to himself, as doubtless was the case in the licentiousness of succeeding ages, the style and imagined conceptions of Deity; and it will be remembered, that these solemn words were spoken before the creation of any of those mortals, whose false notions of Greatness and sublimity the Almighty is thus impiously supposed to adopt
Moses - How severely Moses felt his deprivation, appears from his humble, and it should seem repeated, supplications to the Lord to reverse the sentence: "O Lord of gods, thou hast begun to show thy servant thy Greatness, and thy mighty hand; for what god is there in heaven or in earth that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? I pray thee let me go over and see the good land beyond Jordan, even that goodly mountain Lebanon," or the whole breadth of the land
Simon Magus - Paul with Simon Magus further than we are forced to by the facts of the case is to lose sight of the real character of the Clementines as the counterblast of Jewish to Samaritan Gnosticism and to obscure the Greatness of Simon of Gitta, who was really the father of all heresy
Incarnation (2) - Believers in the Greatness of these heroes have been able to retain their faith, even while admitting the moral defects of those to whom they prostrated both intellect and will
Basilides, Gnostic Sect Founder - But out of the heap burst forth into being the Great Archon, "the head of the world, a beauty and Greatness and power that cannot be uttered
Christ in Jewish Literature - Whatever may have been the reason, they very seldom mentioned Him; and they seem to have neither received any direct impression, nor inherited any tradition of His spiritual Greatness
Christ in Modern Thought - But in no way can the ideal of a humanity well-pleasing to God be brought home to us more vividly than under the image of a man, who not only himself promotes the good by word and deed, but is also ready for the benefit of the world to endure all sorrows, since we measure the Greatness of moral strength by the hindrances to be overcome
God - The names of God as recorded in Scripture convey at once ideas of overwhelming Greatness and glory, mingled with that awful mysteriousness with which, to all finite minds, and especially to the minds of mortals, the divine essence and mode of existence must ever be invested
Jerusalem - Jerusalem is the centre around which the exiled sons of Judah build, in imagination, the mansions of their future Greatness
Jesus Christ - During the very year, the twelfth of his age, in which Christ first publicly appeared in the temple, Archelaus the king was dethroned and banished; Coponius was appointed procurator; and the kingdom of Judea, the last remnant of the Greatness of Israel, was debased into a part of the province of Syria
Theodoretus, Bishop of Cyrrhus - 395), "he traces the primacy of Rome to her civil Greatness, her soundness of faith, and her possession of the graves of the apostles Peter and Paul
Theodorus, Bishop of Mopsuestia - " The second letter reveals at once the strength of Chrysostom's affection, and the Greatness of the character in which at that early age (Theodore was not yet 20) he had already found so much to love
Mahometanism - But what established his affairs very much, and was the foundation on which he built all his succeeding Greatness, was the gaining of the battle of Bedr