What does Hold mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ἐπιλαβόμενος to take in addition 4
κρατῆσαι to have power 3
ἐπιλαβόμενοι to take in addition 3
κατέχετε to hold back 2
יַחֲזִ֗יקוּ to strengthen 2
יְנַקֶּה֙ to be empty 2
הַחֲזֵ֣ק to strengthen 2
אַחֲרִ֑ישׁ to cut in 2
κρατήσας to have power 2
κρατεῖτε to have power 2
κατάσχωμεν to hold back 2
הַ֝חֲרֵ֗שׁ to cut in 2
וּלְדָבְקָה־ to cling 2
מַחֲזִ֣יק to strengthen 2
ἔχετε to have 2
יִתְמֹֽכוּ to grasp 2
ἔχε to have 2
חַבְלֵֽהוּ to bind. / to take a pledge 2
וְיֹאחֵ֣ז grasp 2
וַֽיַּחֲזֵ֖ק to strengthen 2
ἐπελάβετο to take in addition 2
הֶחֱזִקָֽתְנִי to strengthen 1
יַחֲזִ֙יקוּ֙ to strengthen 1
לַמַּחֲזִיקִ֣ים to strengthen 1
וַיַּחֲזֵ֣ק to strengthen 1
הַחֲרִ֙ישִׁי֙ to cut in 1
הֶ֭חֱזַקְתִּי to strengthen 1
יַחֲזֵ֖ק to strengthen 1
αἴρεις to raise up 1
הֶחֱזִ֙יקוּ֙ to strengthen 1
הֶחֱזִיקַ֔תְנוּ to strengthen 1
הֶחֱזִיקַ֔תְהוּ to strengthen 1
לְהַחֲזִ֣יק to strengthen 1
וּמַחֲזִיקִ֖ים to strengthen 1
יַחֲזִ֣יק to strengthen 1
וְאַחְזֵ֣ק to strengthen 1
וְהֶחֱזִיקוּ֩ to strengthen 1
יַחֲזֵ֣ק to strengthen 1
וְהַחֲזִ֥יקִי to strengthen 1
תַּחֲרִישֽׁוּן to cut in 1
תֶּחֱרַ֖שׁ to cut in 1
תַּחֲרִ֕ישׁ to cut in 1
תְּנַקֵּ֔הוּ to be empty 1
יִתְפֹּ֨שׂ to catch 1
לִתְפֹּ֥שׂ to catch 1
בְּתָפְשָׂ֨ם to catch 1
וְתָ֥פְשׂוּ to catch 1
וַיִּתְפֹּ֣שׂ to catch 1
וַיִּתְמֹ֣ךְ to grasp 1
הֶ֤רֶף to sink 1
אֶפְרַ֥ע to lead 1
יִסְעָדֵֽנִי to support 1
יַשִּׂיגֵֽם to reach 1
תְנַקֵּֽנִי to be empty 1
מְצָא֑וּנִי to find 1
؟ יַחֲרִ֑ישׁו‪‬ to cut in 1
וַיִּלְפֹּ֨ת to twist 1
יִלְעַג־ to mock 1
וּלְחַצְתֶּ֤ם to squeeze 1
יָכִ֖לוּ to seize 1
תַּחְשֽׂוֹךְ to withhold 1
תֶּחֱשֶׁ֥ה to be silent 1
יֶחֱשׁ֑וּ to be silent 1
אֶחֱשֶׁ֔ה to be silent 1
מַחֲזִ֥יק to strengthen 1
אַחֲרִ֣ישׁ to cut in 1
הַחֲרִ֣ישׁוּ to cut in 1
תַּחֲרִישׁ֑וּן to cut in 1
וַיַּחֲזִ֨קוּ to strengthen 1
הָ֔ס (Piel) hush 1
מִתְחַזֵּ֖ק to strengthen 1
κρατήσαντες to have power 1
אָחַ֞ז grasp 1
לֶאֱחֹז֙ grasp 1
συνέστηκεν to place together 1
συνέλαβον to seize 1
περιέσχεν to surround 1
κρατῶμεν to have power 1
κράτει to have power 1
κρατήσατε to have power 1
κρατεῖς to have power 1
ἐκράτησεν to have power 1
ἐκράτησαν to have power 1
κρατήσει to have power 1
וַיֹּ֣אחֶז grasp 1
κρατεῖν to have power 1
κατέχωμεν to hold back 1
κατειληφέναι to lay hold of. 1
κατελήμφθην to lay hold of. 1
καταλάβω to lay hold of. 1
ἔχουσιν to have 1
ἕξει to have 1
ἐπιλαβομένου to take in addition 1
ἐπιλάβωνται to take in addition 1
ἐπιλαβοῦ to take in addition 1
ἐπιλαβόμενοί to take in addition 1
וֶאֱחֹ֣ז grasp 1
וְתֹאחֵ֥ז grasp 1
וַיַּֽחֲזֶק־ to strengthen 1
אָ֝חַ֗זְתָּ grasp 1
וַיַּחֲזֵ֥ק to strengthen 1
וַֽיַּחֲזֵק֙ to strengthen 1
וְיָחֹ֥גּוּ to hold a feast 1
תִּדְבָּ֑קוּ to cling 1
תִדְבָּקֽוּן to cling 1
תִדְבָּ֔ק to cling 1
כְּבֵית֙ house. / place. / receptacle. / home 1
אֹֽחֲזָ֖ה grasp 1
אֲחֻ֣זֵי grasp 1
וְאֶֽחֳזִי־ grasp 1
אָ֭חַזְתָּ grasp 1
אֲחָזָ֣תַם grasp 1
וְלֶאֱחֹ֣ז grasp 1
וְֽתֹאחֲזֵ֥נִי grasp 1
אֲ֭חָזַתְנִי grasp 1
וָֽאֹחֵ֤ז grasp 1
וַיֶּאֱחֹ֞ז grasp 1
לֶ֭אֱחֹז grasp 1
יֹ֭אחֲז֣וּנִי grasp 1
וְאָחַ֥ז grasp 1
אֲחָז֔וּנִי grasp 1
יֹֽאחֵז֔וּן grasp 1
אֹחֶ֙זֶת֙ grasp 1
יֹֽאחֲזֵ֖מוֹ grasp 1
אָחַ֔ז grasp 1
תֹּפְשִׂ֖י to catch 1

Definitions Related to Hold


   1 to take in addition, to lay Hold of, take possession of, overtake, attain, attain to.
      1a to lay Hold of or to seize upon anything with the hands, to take Hold of, lay Hold of.
      1b metaph.
      to rescue one from peril, to help, succour.


   1 to have power, be powerful.
      1a to be chief, be master of, to rule.
   2 to get possession of.
      2a to become master of, to obtain.
      2b to take Hold of.
      2c to take Hold of, take, seize.
         2c1 to lay hands on one in order to get him into one’s power.
   3 to Hold.
      3a to Hold in the hand.
      3b to Hold fast, i.e. not discard or let go.
         3b1 to keep carefully and faithfully.
      3c to continue to Hold, to retain.
         3c1 of death continuing to Hold one.
         3c2 to Hold in check, restrain.


   1 to have, i.e. to Hold.
      1a to have (Hold) in the hand, in the sense of wearing, to have (Hold) possession of the mind (refers to alarm, agitating emotions, etc.
      ), to Hold fast keep, to have or comprise or involve, to regard or consider or Hold as.
   2 to have i.e. own, possess.
      2a external things such as pertain to property or riches or furniture or utensils or goods or food etc.
      2b used of those joined to any one by the bonds of natural blood or marriage or friendship or duty or law etc, of attendance or companionship.
   3 to Hold one’s self or find one’s self so and so, to be in such or such a condition.
   4 to Hold one’s self to a thing, to lay Hold of a thing, to adhere or cling to.
      4a to be closely joined to a person or a thing.


   1 grasp, take Hold, seize, take possession.
      1a (Qal) to grasp, take Hold of.
      1b (Niphal) to be caught, grasped, be settled.
      1c (Piel) to enclose, overlay.
      1d (Hophal) fastened.


   1 to grasp, Hold, support, attain, lay Hold of, Hold fast.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to grasp, lay Hold of, attain.
         1a2 to Hold up, support.
         1a3 to Hold, keep.
         1a4 to take Hold of each other.
      1b (Niphal) to be seized, be held.


   1 to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, be resolute, be sore.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to be strong, grow strong.
            1a1a to prevail, prevail upon.
            1a1b to be firm, be caught fast, be secure.
            1a1c to press, be urgent.
            1a1d to grow stout, grow rigid, grow hard (bad sense).
            1a1e to be severe, be grievous.
         1a2 to strengthen.
      1b (Piel).
         1b1 to make strong.
         1b2 to restore to strength, give strength.
         1b3 to strengthen, sustain, encourage.
         1b4 to make strong, make bold, encourage.
         1b5 to make firm.
         1b6 to make rigid, make hard.
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to make strong, strengthen.
         1c2 to make firm.
         1c3 to display strength.
         1c4 to make severe.
         1c5 to support.
         1c6 to repair.
         1c7 to prevail, prevail upon.
         1c8 to have or take or keep Hold of, retain, Hold up, sustain, support.
         1c9 to Hold, contain.
      1d (Hithpael).
         1d1 to strengthen oneself.
         1d2 to put forth strength, use one’s strength.
         1d3 to withstand.
         1d4 to Hold strongly with.


   1 to cut in, plough, engrave, devise.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to cut in, engrave.
         1a2 to plough.
         1a3 to devise.
      1b (Niphal) to be ploughed.
      1c (Hiphil) to plot evil.
   2 to be silent, be dumb, be speechless, be deaf.
      2a (Qal).
         2a1 to be silent.
         2a2 to be deaf.
      2b (Hiphil).
         2b1 to be silent, keep quiet.
         2b2 to make silent.
         2b3 to be deaf, show deafness.
      2c (Hithpael) to remain silent.


   1 to be empty, be clear, be pure, be free, be innocent, be desolate, be cut off.
      1a (Qal) to be empty, be clean, be pure.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be cleaned out, be purged out.
         1b2 to be clean, be free from guilt, be innocent.
         1b3 to be free, be exempt from punishment.
         1b4 to be free, be exempt from obligation.
      1c (Piel).
         1c1 to Hold innocent, acquit.
         1c2 to leave unpunished.


   1 to find, attain to.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to find.
            1a1a to find, secure, acquire, get (thing sought).
            1a1b to find (what is lost).
            1a1c to meet, encounter.
            1a1d to find (a condition).
            1a1e to learn, devise.
         1a2 to find out.
            1a2a to find out.
            1a2b to detect.
            1a2c to guess.
         1a3 to come upon, light upon.
            1a3a to happen upon, meet, fall in with.
            1a3b to hit.
            1a3c to befall.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be found.
            1b1a to be encountered, be lighted upon, be discovered.
            1b1b to appear, be recognised.
            1b1c to be discovered, be detected.
            1b1d to be gained, be secured.
         1b2 to be, be found.
            1b2a to be found in.
            1b2b to be in the possession of.
            1b2c to be found in (a place), happen to be.
            1b2d to be left (after war).
            1b2e to be present.
            1b2f to prove to be.
            1b2g to be found sufficient, be enough.
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to cause to find, attain.
         1c2 to cause to light upon, come upon, come.
         1c3 to cause to encounter.
         1c4 to present (offering).


   1 to bind.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to bind.
   2 to take a pledge, lay to pledge.
      2a (Qal) to Hold by a pledge, take in pledge, Hold in pledge.
      2b (Niphal) to give a pledge, become pledged.
   3 to destroy, spoil, deal corruptly, offend.
      3a (Qal) to spoil, corrupt, offend.
      3b (Niphal) to be ruined.
      3c (Piel) to destroy, ruin.
      3d (Pual) to be ruined, be broken.
   4 to bring forth, travail.
      4a (Piel) to writhe, twist, travail.


   1 to lay Hold of.
      1a to lay Hold of so as to make one’s own, to obtain, attain to, to make one’s own, to take into one’s self, appropriate.
      1b to seize upon, take possession of.
         1b1 of evils overtaking one, of the last day overtaking the wicked with destruction, of a demon about to torment one.
         1b2 in a good sense, of Christ by his holy power and influence laying Hold of the human mind and will, in order to prompt and govern it.
      1c to detect, catch.
      1d to lay Hold of with the mind.
         1d1 to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend.


   1 to cling, stick, stay close, cleave, keep close, stick to, stick with, follow closely, join to, overtake, catch.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to cling, cleave to.
         1a2 to stay with.
      1b (Pual) to be joined together.
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to cause to cleave to.
         1c2 to pursue closely.
         1c3 to overtake.
      1d (Hophal) to be made to cleave.


   1 to Hold back, detain, retain.
      1a from going away.
      1b to restrain, hinder (the course or progress of).
         1b1 that which hinders, Antichrist from making his appearance.
         1b2 to check a ship’s headway i.e. to Hold or head the ship.
      1c to Hold fast, keep secure, keep firm possession of.
   2 to get possession of, take.
      2b to possess.


   1 to withhold, restrain, Hold back, keep in check, refrain.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to withhold, keep back, keep for oneself, keep from, Hold in check, refrain, spare, reserve.
         1a2 to restrain, check.
      1b (Niphal) to assuage, be spared.


   1 to mock, deride, ridicule.
      1a (Qal) to mock, deride, have in derision.
      1b (Niphal) to stammer.
      1c (Hiphil) to mock, deride.


   1 to twist, grasp, turn, grasp with a twisting motion.
      1a (Qal) to grasp.
      1b (Niphal) to twist, weave, wind.


   1 to surround, encompass.
      1a to contain: of the subject-matter, contents, of a writing.
      1b to take possession of, to seize.


   1 to raise up, elevate, lift up.
      1a to raise from the ground, take up: stones.
      1b to raise upwards, elevate, lift up: the hand.
      1c to draw up: a fish.
   2 to take upon one’s self and carry what has been raised up, to bear.
   3 to bear away what has been raised, carry off.
      3a to move from its place.
      3b to take off or away what is attached to anything.
      3c to remove.
      3d to carry off, carry away with one.
      3e to appropriate what is taken.
      3f to take away from another what is his or what is committed to him, to take by force.
      3g to take and apply to any use.
      3h to take from among the living, either by a natural death, or by violence.
      3i cause to cease.


   1 to seize, take: one as prisoner.
   2 to conceive, of a woman.
      2a metaph.
      of lust whose impulses a man indulges.
   3 to seize for one’s self.
      3a in a hostile sense, to make (one a permanent) prisoner.
   4 to take Hold together with one, to assist, help, to succour.


   1 to place together, to set in the same place,to bring or band together.
      1a to stand with (or near).
   2 to set one with another.
      2a by way of presenting or introducing him.
      2b to comprehend.
   3 to put together by way of composition or combination, to teach by combining and comparing.
      3a to show, prove, establish, exhibit.
   4 to put together, unite parts into one whole.
      4a to be composed of, consist.


   1 to reach, overtake, take Hold upon.
      1a (Hiphil).
         1a1 to overtake.
         1a2 to reach, attain to, cause to reach.
         1a3 to be able to secure, reach, have enough.


   1 to support, sustain, stay, establish, strengthen, comfort.
      1a (Qal) to support, sustain.
         1a1 to sustain, stay (of heart).
         1a2 to support, uphold (of throne).


   1 (Piel) hush, keep silence, be silent, Hold peace, Hold tongue, still v.
   2 (CLBL) to hush.
      2a (Hiphil) to command to be silent.


   1 to lead, act as leader.
   2 to let go, let loose, ignore, let alone.
      2a (Qal).
         2a1 to let go, let loose.
         2a2 to let alone, avoid, neglect.
         2a3 to loosen.
      2b (Niphal) to be let loose, be loosened of restraint.
      2c (Hiphil).
         2c1 to cause to refrain.
         2c2 to show lack of restraint.
         2c3 to let loose restraints.


   1 to Hold a feast, Hold a festival, make pilgrimage, keep a pilgrim-feast, celebrate, dance, stagger.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to keep a pilgrim-feast.
         1a2 to reel.


   1 to catch, handle, lay Hold, take Hold of, seize, wield.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to lay Hold of, seize, arrest, catch.
         1a2 to grasp (in order to) wield, wield, use skilfully.
      1b (Niphal) to be seized, be arrested, be caught, be taken, captured.
      1c (Piel) to catch, grasp (with the hands).


   1 to squeeze, press, oppress.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to squeeze, press.
         1a2 to oppress.
      1b (Niphal) to squeeze oneself.


   1 to sink, relax, sink down, let drop, be disheartened.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to sink down.
         1a2 to sink, drop.
         1a3 to sink, relax, abate.
         1a4 to relax, withdraw.
      1b (Niphal) idle (participle).
      1c (Piel) to let drop.
      1d (Hiphil).
         1d1 to let drop, abandon, relax, refrain, forsake.
         1d2 to let go.
         1d3 to refrain, let alone.
         1d4 to be quiet.
      1e (Hithpael) to show oneself slack.


   1 house.
      1a house, dwelling habitation.
      1b shelter or abode of animals.
      1c human bodies (fig.
      1d of Sheol.
      1e of abode of light and darkness.
      1f of land of Ephraim.
   2 place.
   3 receptacle.
   4 home, house as containing a family.
   5 household, family.
      5a those belonging to the same household.
      5b family of descendants, descendants as organized body.
   6 household affairs.
   7 inwards (metaph.
   8 (TWOT) temple adv.
   9 on the inside prep.
      10 within.


   1 to seize, contain, measure.
      1a (Qal) to measure, calculate.
      1b (Pilpel) to sustain, maintain, contain.
         1b1 to sustain, support, nourish.
         1b2 to contain, Hold in, restrain.
         1b3 to support, endure.
      1c (Polpal) to be supplied.
      1d (Hilpil) to contain, Hold, Hold in, endure.
         1d1 to contain.
         1d2 to sustain, endure.


   1 to be silent, quiet, still, inactive.
      1a (Qal) to be silent, be still.
      1b (Hiphil).
         1b1 to be silent, exhibit silence.
         1b2 to show inactivity, be inactive.
         1b3 to make silent, make quiet, cause to be still.

Frequency of Hold (original languages)

Frequency of Hold (English)


Holman Bible Dictionary - Hold
KJV term for a (fortified) place of refuge. Modern translations generally render the underlying Hebrew as stronghold (for example, Judges 9:46 ,Judges 9:46,9:49 ; 1 Samuel 22:4 ; 2 Samuel 5:7 ). Occasionally other terms are used in place of hold: fortress (2 Samuel 24:7 NIV, NRSV); hill ( Micah 4:8 NRSV, perhaps in the sense of citadel); fortified cities ( Habakkuk 1:10 NIV); refuge ( Nahum 1:7 NIV). In Acts 4:3 to be put in the hold means to be put in custody (NRSV) or in jail (NIV). See Fort, Fortification .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Hold
A fortress, the name given to David's lurking-places (1 Samuel 22:4,5 ; 24:22 ).
Webster's Dictionary - Anchor-Hold
(n.) Hence: Firm hold: security.
(n.) The hold or grip of an anchor, or that to which it holds.
Webster's Dictionary - Hold
(n.) A character [1] placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; - called also pause, and corona.
(v. t.) To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend.
(v. t.) To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office.
(n. i.) In general, to keep one's self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence:
(v. t.) To prosecute, have, take, or join in, as something which is the result of united action; as to, hold a meeting, a festival, a session, etc.; hence, to direct and bring about officially; to conduct or preside at; as, the general held a council of war; a judge holds a court; a clergyman holds a service.
(v. t.) To receive and retain; to contain as a vessel; as, this pail holds milk; hence, to be able to receive and retain; to have capacity or containing power for.
(v. t.) To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.
(v. t.) To consider; to regard; to esteem; to account; to think; to judge.
(v. t.) To bear, carry, or manage; as he holds himself erect; he holds his head high.
(v. t.) To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.
(n. i.) Not to more; to halt; to stop;-mostly in the imperative.
(n. i.) Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued.
(n. i.) Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist.
(n. i.) Not to fall away, desert, or prove recreant; to remain attached; to cleave;-often with with, to, or for.
(n. i.) To restrain one's self; to refrain.
(n. i.) To derive right or title; - generally with of.
(n.) The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; gripe; possession; - often used with the verbs take and lay.
(n.) The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.
(n.) Binding power and influence.
(n.) Something that may be grasped; means of support.
(n.) A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard.
(n.) A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; - often called a stronghold.
(v. t.) To cause to remain in a given situation, position, or relation, within certain limits, or the like; to prevent from falling or escaping; to sustain; to restrain; to keep in the grasp; to retain.
(n.) The whole interior portion of a vessel below the lower deck, in which the cargo is stowed.
(v. t.) To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.
King James Dictionary - Hold
HOLD, pret.held pp. held. Holden is obsolete in elegant writing. Gr. to hold or restrain Heb. to hold or contain.
1. To stop to confine to restrain from escape to keep fast to retain. It rarely or never signifies the first act of seizing or falling on, but the act of retaining a thing when seized or confined. To grasp, is to seize, or to keep fast in the hand hold coincides with grasp in the latter sense, but not in the former. We hold a horse by means of a bridle. An anchor holds a ship in her station. 2. To embrace and confine, with bearing or lifting. We hold an orange in the hand, or a child in the arms. 3. To connect to keep from separation. The loops held one curtain to another. Exodus 36
4. To maintain, as an opinion. He holds the doctrine of justification by free grace. 5. To consider to regard to think to judge, that is, to have in the mind. I hold him but a fool.
The Lord will not hold him guiltless, that taketh his name in vain. Exodus 20
6. To contain, or to have capacity to receive and contain. Here is an empty basket that holds two bushels. This empty cask holds thirty gallons. The church holds two thousand people. 7. To retain within itself to keep from running or flowing out. A vessel with holes in its bottom will not hold fluids. They have hewed them out broken cisterns that can hold no water. Jeremiah 2
8. To defend to keep possession to maintain. We mean to hold what anciently we claim
Of empire.
9. To have as, to hold a place, office or title. 10. To have or possess by title as,he held his lands of the king. The estate is held by copy of court-roll. 11. To refrain to stop to restrain to withhold. Hold your laughter. Hold your tongue. Death! what do'st? O, hold thy blow.
12. To keep as, hold your peace. 13. To fix to confine to compel to observe or fulfill as, to hold one to his promise. 14. To confine to restrain from motion. The Most High--held still the flood till they had passed. 2Esdras.
15. To confine to bind in a legal or moral sense. He is held to perform his covenants. 16. To maintain to retain to continue. But still he held his purpose to depart.
17. To keep in continuance or practice. And Night and Chaos, ancestors of nature, hold Eternal anarchy.
18. To continue to keep to prosecute or carry on. Seed-time and harvest,heat and hoary-frost,
Shall hold their course.
19. To have in session as, to hold a court or parliament to hold a council. 20. To celebrate to solemnize as, to hold a feast. 21. To maintain to sustain to have in use or exercise as, to hold an argument or debate. 22. To sustain to support. Thy right hand shall hold me. Psalms 139
23. To carry to wield. They all hold swords, being expert in war. Song of Song of Solomon 3
24. To maintain to observe in practice. Ye hold the traditions of men. Mark 7 .
25. To last to endure. The provisions will hold us, till we arrive in port. So we say, the provisions will last us but the phrase is elliptical for will hold or last for us, the verb being intransitive. To hold forth, to offer to exhibit to propose.
Observe the connection of ideas in the propositions which books hold forth and pretend to teach.
1. To reach forth to put forward to view. To hold in, to restrain to curb to govern by the bridle.
1. To restrain in general to check to repress. To hold off, to keep at a distance.
To hold on, to continue or proceed in as, to hold on a course.
To hold out, to extend to stretch forth.
The king held out to Esther the golden scepter.Esther 5 .
1. To propose to offer. Fortune holds out these to you as rewards.
2. To continue to do or suffer. He cannot long hold out these pangs. Not used.
To hold up, to raise as, hold up your head.
1. To sustain to support. He holds himself up in virtue.
2. To retain to withhold. 3. To offer to exhibit. He held up to view the prospect of gain. 4. To sustain to keep from falling. To hold one's own, to keep good one's present condition not to fall off, or to lose ground. In seamen's language, a ship holds her own, when she sails as fast as another ship, or keeps her course.
To hold, is used by the Irish, for to lay, as a bet, to wager. I hold a crown, or a dollar but this is a vulgar use of the word.
HOLD, To be true not to fail to stand, as a fact or truth. This is a sound argument in many cases, but does not hold in the case under consideration.
The rule holds in lands as well as in other things.
In this application, we often say, to hold true, to hold good. The argument holds good in both cases. This holds true in most cases.
1. To continue unbroken or unsubdued. Our force by land hath nobly held. Little used.
2. To last to endure. We now say, to hold out.
3. To continue. While our obedience holds.
4. To be fast to be firm not to give way, or part. The rope is strong I believe it will hold. The anchor holds well. 5. To refrain. His dauntless heart would fain have held
From weeping.
6. To stick or adhere. The plaster will not hold. To hold forth, to speak in public to harangue to preach to proclaim.
To hold in, to restrain one's self. He was tempted to laugh he could hardly hold in.
1. To continue in good luck. Unusual. To hold off, to keep at a distance to avoid connection.
To hold of, to be dependent on to derive title from.
My crown is absolute and holds of none.
To hold on, to continue not to be interrupted.
The trade held on many years.
1. To keep fast hold to cling to. 2. To proceed in a course. Job 17 . To hold out, to last to endure to continue.
A consumptive constitution may hold out a few years. He will accomplish the work, if his strength holds out.
1. Not to yield not to surrender not to be subdued. The garrison still held out.
To hold to, to cling or cleave to to adhere.
Else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Matthew 6
To hold under, or from, to have title from as petty barons holding under the greater barons.
To hold with, to adhere to to side with to stand up for.hold plow, to direct or steer a plow by the hands, in tillage.
To hold together, to be joined not to separate to remain in union.
To hold up, to support one's self as, to hold up under misfortunes.
1. To cease raining to cease, as falling weather used impersonally. It holds up it will hold up. 2. To continue the same speed to run or move fast. But we now say, to keep up.
To hold a wager, to lay, to stake or to hazard a wager.
Hold, used imperatively, signifies stop cease forbear be still.
HOLD, n. A grasp with the hand an embrace with the arms any act or exertion of the strength or limbs which keeps a thing fast and prevents escape. Keep your hold never quit your hold.
It is much used after the verbs to take, and to lay to take hold, or to lay hold, is to seize. It is used in a literal sense as to take hold with the hands, with the arms, or with the teeth or in a figurative sense.
Sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestine. Exodus 15
Take fast hold of instruction. Proverbs 4
My soul took hold on thee.
1. Something which may be seized for support that which supports. If a man be upon a high place, without a good hold, he is ready to fall.
2. Power of keeping. On your vigor now,
My hold of this new kingdom all depends.
3. Power of seizing. The law hath yet another hold on you.
4. A prison a place of confinement. They laid hands on them, and put them in hold till the next day. Acts 4
5. Custody safe keeping. King Richard, he is in the mighty hold
Of Bolingbroke.
6. Power or influence operating on the mind advantage that may be employed in directing or persuading another, or in governing his conduct. Fear--by which God and his laws take the surest hold of us.
--Gives fortune no more hold of him than is necessary.
7. Lurking place a place of security as the hold of a wild beast. 8. A fortified place a fort a castle often called a strong hold. Jeremiah 51 9. The whole interior cavity of a ship, between the floor and the lower deck. In a vessel of one deck, the whole interior space from the keel or floor to the deck. That part of the hold which lies abaft the main-mast is called the after-hold that part immediately before the main-mast, the main-hold that part about the fore-hatchway, the fore-hold. 10. In music, a mark directing the performer to rest on the note over which it is placed. It is called also a pause.
Webster's Dictionary - Toe Hold
A hold in which the agressor bends back his opponent's foot.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Hold, Held, Holden, Hold
1: ἔχω (Strong's #2192 — Verb — echo — ekh'-o ) "to have or hold," is used of mental conception, "to consider, account," e.g., Matthew 21:26 ; of "steadfast adherence to faith, or the faith," e.g., 1 Timothy 1:19 ; 3:9 ; 2 Timothy 1:13 . See HAVE.
2: κατέχω (Strong's #2722 — Verb — katecho — kat-ekh'-o ) "to hold firmly, hold fast" (kata, "down," and No. 1), is rendered "hold fast" in 1 Corinthians 11:2 , RV (AV, "keep"); 1 Thessalonians 5:21 ; Hebrews 3:6,14 (RV); 10:23; "hold down," Romans 1:18 , RV, of unrighteous men who restrain the spread of truth by their unrighteousness, or, as RV marg., "who hold the truth in (or with) unrighteousness," contradicting their profession by their conduct (cp. Romans 2:15 , RV); in Romans 7:6 , RV, "holden," AV, "held," of the Law as that which had "held" in bondage those who through faith in Christ were made dead to it as a means of life. See KEEP , MAKE (toward), POSSESS , RESTRAIN , SEIZE , STAY , TAKE.
3: ἀντέχω (Strong's #472 — Verb — antecho — an-tekh'-om-ahee ) anti "against, or to," and No. 1, signifies in the Middle Voice, (a) "to hold firmly to, cleave to," of "holding" or cleaving to a person, Matthew 6:24 ; Luke 16:13 ; of "holding" to the faithful word, Titus 1:9 , RV, AV, "holding fast;" (b) "to support," 1 Thessalonians 5:14 (the weak). See SUPPORT.
4: συνέχω (Strong's #4912 — Verb — sunecho — soon-ekh'-o ) sun, "with," intensive, and No. 1, is used of "holding" a prisoner, in Luke 22:63 . See CONSTRAIN , KEEP , PRESS , STOP , STRAIT , STRAITENED , TAKE.
5: ἐπέχω (Strong's #1907 — Verb — epecho — ep-ekh'-o ) is used in Philippians 2:16 , of "holding" forth the word of life (epi, "forth," and No. 1). See (give) HEED , (take) HEED, MARK , STAY.
6: κρατέω (Strong's #2902 — Verb — krateo — krat-eh'-o ) "to be strong, mighty, to prevail," (1) is most frequently rendered "to lay or take hold on" (a) literally, e.g., Matthew 12:11 ; 14:3 ; 18:28 ; 21:46 , RV (AV, "laid on hands on"); Matthew 22:6 , RV (AV, "took"); Matthew 26:55 , AV (RV, "took"); RV, "took hold of" (AV, "held by"); Mark 3:21 ; 6:17 ; 12:12 ; 14:51 ; Acts 24:6 , RV (AV, "took"); Revelation 20:2 ; (b) metaphorically, of "laying hold of the hope of the Lord's return," Hebrews 6:18 ; (2) also signifies "to hold" or "hold fast," i.e., firmly, (a), literally, Matthew 26:48 , AV (RV, "take"); Acts 3:11 ; Revelation 2:1 ; (b) metaphorically, of "holding fast a tradition or teaching," in an evil sense, Mark 7:3,4,8 ; Revelation 2:14,15 ; in a good sense, 2 Thessalonians 2:15 ; Revelation 2:25 ; 3:11 ; of "holding" Christ, i.e., practically apprehending Him, as the head of His church, Colossians 2:19 ; a confession, Hebrews 4:14 ; the name of Christ, i.e., abiding by all that His name implies, Revelation 2:13 ; of restraint, Luke 24:16 , "(their eyes) were holden;" of the winds, Revelation 7:1 ; of the impossibility of Christ's being "holden" of death, Acts 2:24 . See KEEP , RETAIN (of sins), TAKE.
7: ἐπιλαμβάνομαι (Strong's #1949 — Verb — epilambano — ep-ee-lam-ban'-om-ahee ) "to lay hold of, to take hold of" (epi, "upon," lambano, "to take"), with a special purpose, always in the Middle Voice, is so translated in Luke 20:20,26 , of taking "hold" of Christ's words; in Luke 23:26 ; Acts 21:33 , RV, of laying "hold" of persons; in 1 Timothy 6:12,19 , of laying "hold" on eternal life, i.e., practically appropriating all the benefits, privileges and responsibilities involved in the possession of it; in Hebrews 2:16 , RV "He taketh hold" (AV "took on") perhaps to be viewed in connection with "deliver" (ver. 15) and "succor" (ver. 18). See APPREHEND CATCH, TAKE.
8: τηρέω (Strong's #5083 — Verb — tereo — tay-reh'-o ) akin to A, No. 1, under HOLD (Noun), "to watch over, keep, give heed to, observe," is rendered "hold fast" in Revelation 3:3 , AV (RV, "keep"). See KEEP , OBSERVE RESERVE, WATCH.
9: εἰμί (Strong's #1510 — verb — eimi — i-mee' ) "to be," is used in the imperfect tense, with the preposition, sun, "with," in the idiomatic phrase "held with," in Acts 14:4 , lit., "were with."
Notes: (1) In Romans 14:4 , histemi, "to cause to stand," in the Passive Voice, "to be made to stand," is used in both forms, the latter in the first part, RV, "he shall be made to stand" (AV, "he shall be holden up"), the Active Voice in the second part, AV, and RV, "to make stand." (2) In Matthew 12:14 , RV, lambano, "to take," is translated "took (counsel)," AV, "held (a council)." (3) In Mark 15:1 , some mss. have the verb poieo, "to make," rendered "held (a consultation);" the most authentic have hetoimazo, "to prepare," also translated "held."
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Hold
1: τήρησις (Strong's #5084 — Noun Feminine — teresis — tay'-ray-sis ) translated "hold" in Acts 4:3 , AV, "prison" in Acts 5:18 (RV, "ward"), signifies (a) "a watching, guarding;" hence, "imprisonment, ward" (from tereo, "to watch, keep"); the RV, has "ward" in both places; (b) "a keeping," as a commandments, 1 Corinthians 7:19 . See KEEPING , WARD.
2: φυλακή (Strong's #5438 — Noun Feminine — phulake — foo-lak-ay' ) "a guarding" or "guard" (akin to phulasso, "to guard or watch"), also denotes "a prison, a hold," Rev, 18:2 (twice), RV, "hold" in both places, AV, "cage," in the second (RV, marg., "prison," in both). See CAGE , IMPRISONMENT, PRISON.

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Hold - Hold, pret. Holden is obsolete in elegant writing. to Hold or restrain Heb. to Hold or contain. To grasp, is to seize, or to keep fast in the hand Hold coincides with grasp in the latter sense, but not in the former. We Hold a horse by means of a bridle. An anchor Holds a ship in her station. We Hold an orange in the hand, or a child in the arms. He Holds the doctrine of justification by free grace. I Hold him but a fool. ...
The Lord will not Hold him guiltless, that taketh his name in vain. Here is an empty basket that Holds two bushels. This empty cask Holds thirty gallons. The church Holds two thousand people. A vessel with holes in its bottom will not Hold fluids. They have hewed them out broken cisterns that can Hold no water. We mean to Hold what anciently we claim ...
Of empire. To have as, to Hold a place, office or title. To refrain to stop to restrain to withhold. Hold your laughter. Hold your tongue. Death! what do'st? O, Hold thy blow. To keep as, Hold your peace. To fix to confine to compel to observe or fulfill as, to Hold one to his promise. And Night and Chaos, ancestors of nature, Hold Eternal anarchy. Seed-time and harvest,heat and hoary-frost, ...
Shall Hold their course. To have in session as, to Hold a court or parliament to Hold a council. To celebrate to solemnize as, to Hold a feast. To maintain to sustain to have in use or exercise as, to Hold an argument or debate. Thy right hand shall Hold me. They all Hold swords, being expert in war. Ye Hold the traditions of men. The provisions will Hold us, till we arrive in port. So we say, the provisions will last us but the phrase is elliptical for will Hold or last for us, the verb being intransitive. To Hold forth, to offer to exhibit to propose. ...
Observe the connection of ideas in the propositions which books Hold forth and pretend to teach. To Hold in, to restrain to curb to govern by the bridle. To Hold off, to keep at a distance. ...
To Hold on, to continue or proceed in as, to Hold on a course. ...
To Hold out, to extend to stretch forth. Fortune Holds out these to you as rewards. He cannot long Hold out these pangs. ...
To Hold up, to raise as, Hold up your head. He Holds himself up in virtue. To retain to withhold. To Hold one's own, to keep good one's present condition not to fall off, or to lose ground. In seamen's language, a ship Holds her own, when she sails as fast as another ship, or keeps her course. ...
To Hold, is used by the Irish, for to lay, as a bet, to wager. I Hold a crown, or a dollar but this is a vulgar use of the word. ...
Hold, To be true not to fail to stand, as a fact or truth. This is a sound argument in many cases, but does not Hold in the case under consideration. ...
The rule Holds in lands as well as in other things. ...
In this application, we often say, to Hold true, to Hold good. The argument Holds good in both cases. This Holds true in most cases. We now say, to Hold out. While our obedience Holds. The rope is strong I believe it will Hold. The anchor Holds well. The plaster will not Hold. To Hold forth, to speak in public to harangue to preach to proclaim. ...
To Hold in, to restrain one's self. He was tempted to laugh he could hardly Hold in. To Hold off, to keep at a distance to avoid connection. ...
To Hold of, to be dependent on to derive title from. ...
My crown is absolute and Holds of none. ...
To Hold on, to continue not to be interrupted. To keep fast Hold to cling to. To Hold out, to last to endure to continue. ...
A consumptive constitution may Hold out a few years. He will accomplish the work, if his strength Holds out. ...
To Hold to, to cling or cleave to to adhere. ...
Else he will Hold to the one, and despise the other. Matthew 6 ...
To Hold under, or from, to have title from as petty barons Holding under the greater barons. ...
To Hold with, to adhere to to side with to stand up for. hold plow, to direct or steer a plow by the hands, in tillage. ...
To Hold together, to be joined not to separate to remain in union. ...
To Hold up, to support one's self as, to Hold up under misfortunes. It Holds up it will Hold up. ...
To Hold a wager, to lay, to stake or to hazard a wager. ...
Hold, used imperatively, signifies stop cease forbear be still. ...
Hold, n. Keep your Hold never quit your Hold. ...
It is much used after the verbs to take, and to lay to take Hold, or to lay Hold, is to seize. It is used in a literal sense as to take Hold with the hands, with the arms, or with the teeth or in a figurative sense. ...
Sorrow shall take Hold on the inhabitants of Palestine. Exodus 15 ...
Take fast Hold of instruction. Proverbs 4 ...
My soul took Hold on thee. If a man be upon a high place, without a good Hold, he is ready to fall. On your vigor now, ...
My Hold of this new kingdom all depends. The law hath yet another Hold on you. They laid hands on them, and put them in Hold till the next day. King Richard, he is in the mighty Hold ...
Of Bolingbroke. Fear--by which God and his laws take the surest Hold of us. ...
--Gives fortune no more Hold of him than is necessary. Lurking place a place of security as the Hold of a wild beast. A fortified place a fort a castle often called a strong Hold. That part of the Hold which lies abaft the main-mast is called the after-hold that part immediately before the main-mast, the main-hold that part about the fore-hatchway, the fore-hold
Retain - 1: κρατέω (Strong's #2902 — Verb — krateo — krat-eh'-o ) "to be strong, obtain, Hold, Hold fast," is translated "to retain," of sins, John 20:23 (twice); see on REMIT. See Hold , KEEP , OBTAIN , TAKE. ...
Notes: (1) In Philemon 1:13 , AV, katecho, "to Hold fast, Hold back, detain," is translated "to retain" (RV, to keep)
Held - ) of Hold...
imp. of Hold
Contain - ) To Hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to Hold. ) To have capacity for; to be able to Hold; to Hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks
Anchor-Hold - ) Hence: Firm Hold: security. ) The Hold or grip of an anchor, or that to which it Holds
Stay - 1: κατέχω (Strong's #2722 — Verb — katecho — kat-ekh'-o ) "to Hold fast, Hold back," is used in the sense of detaining in Luke 4:42 , "would have stayed (Him)," RV. See Hold. See HEED , Hold , MARK
Cage - , Matthew 24:43 ; (d) "a prison, a Hold. " In Revelation 18:2 , AV, Babylon is described figuratively, first as a "hold" and then as a "cage" of every unclean and hateful bird (RV, "hold" in both clauses; marg. " See Hold , IMPRISONMENT, PRISON , WARD , WATCH
Enchain - ) To Hold fast; to confine; as, to enchain attention. ) To bind with a chain; to Hold in chains
Rapnel - ) A small anchor, with four or five flukes or claws, used to Hold boats or small vessels; hence, any instrument designed to grapple or Hold; a grappling iron; a grab; - written also grapline, and crapnel
Contain - , to Hold. To Hold, as a vessel as, the vessel contains a gallon. Hence, to have capacity to be able to Hold applied to an empty vessel. To comprehend to Hold within specified limits. Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee. To Hold within limits prescribed to restrain to withhold from trespass or disorder
Occupy - ) To Hold, or fill, the dimensions of; to take up the room or space of; to cover or fill; as, the camp occupies five acres of ground. ) To take or Hold possession of; to Hold or keep for use; to possess. ) To Hold possession; to be an occupant
Holden - of Hold...
Yholde - of Hold
Obligate - ) To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to Hold by a constraining motive. ) To bind or firmly Hold to an act; to compel; to constrain; to bind to any act of duty or courtesy by a formal pledge
Clinch - ) To Hold firmly; to Hold fast by grasping or embracing tightly. ) The act or process of Holding fast; that which serves to Hold fast; a grip; a grasp; a clamp; a Holdfast; as, to get a good clinch of an antagonist, or of a weapon; to secure anything by a clinch. ) To Hold fast; to grasp something firmly; to seize or grasp one another. ) To bend or turn over the point of (something that has been driven through an object), so that it will Hold fast; as, to clinch a nail
Rasp - ) Wide-reaching power of intellect to comprehend subjects and Hold them under survey. ) Forcible possession; Hold. ) Reach of the arms; hence, the power of seizing and Holding; as, it was beyond his grasp. ) To lay Hold of with the mind; to become thoroughly acquainted or conversant with; to comprehend. ) To seize and Hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take possession of
Rasp - ) Wide-reaching power of intellect to comprehend subjects and Hold them under survey. ) Forcible possession; Hold. ) Reach of the arms; hence, the power of seizing and Holding; as, it was beyond his grasp. ) To lay Hold of with the mind; to become thoroughly acquainted or conversant with; to comprehend. ) To seize and Hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take possession of
Bookshelf - ) A shelf to Hold books
Hold, Held, Holden, Hold - 1: ἔχω (Strong's #2192 — Verb — echo — ekh'-o ) "to have or Hold," is used of mental conception, "to consider, account," e. ...
2: κατέχω (Strong's #2722 — Verb — katecho — kat-ekh'-o ) "to Hold firmly, Hold fast" (kata, "down," and No. 1), is rendered "hold fast" in 1 Corinthians 11:2 , RV (AV, "keep"); 1 Thessalonians 5:21 ; Hebrews 3:6,14 (RV); 10:23; "hold down," Romans 1:18 , RV, of unrighteous men who restrain the spread of truth by their unrighteousness, or, as RV marg. , "who Hold the truth in (or with) unrighteousness," contradicting their profession by their conduct (cp. Romans 2:15 , RV); in Romans 7:6 , RV, "holden," AV, "held," of the Law as that which had "held" in bondage those who through faith in Christ were made dead to it as a means of life. 1, signifies in the Middle Voice, (a) "to Hold firmly to, cleave to," of "holding" or cleaving to a person, Matthew 6:24 ; Luke 16:13 ; of "holding" to the faithful word, Titus 1:9 , RV, AV, "holding fast;" (b) "to support," 1 Thessalonians 5:14 (the weak). 1, is used of "holding" a prisoner, in Luke 22:63 . ...
5: ἐπέχω (Strong's #1907 — Verb — epecho — ep-ekh'-o ) is used in Philippians 2:16 , of "holding" forth the word of life (epi, "forth," and No. ...
6: κρατέω (Strong's #2902 — Verb — krateo — krat-eh'-o ) "to be strong, mighty, to prevail," (1) is most frequently rendered "to lay or take Hold on" (a) literally, e. , Matthew 12:11 ; 14:3 ; 18:28 ; 21:46 , RV (AV, "laid on hands on"); Matthew 22:6 , RV (AV, "took"); Matthew 26:55 , AV (RV, "took"); RV, "took Hold of" (AV, "held by"); Mark 3:21 ; 6:17 ; 12:12 ; 14:51 ; Acts 24:6 , RV (AV, "took"); Revelation 20:2 ; (b) metaphorically, of "laying Hold of the hope of the Lord's return," Hebrews 6:18 ; (2) also signifies "to Hold" or "hold fast," i. , firmly, (a), literally, Matthew 26:48 , AV (RV, "take"); Acts 3:11 ; Revelation 2:1 ; (b) metaphorically, of "holding fast a tradition or teaching," in an evil sense, Mark 7:3,4,8 ; Revelation 2:14,15 ; in a good sense, 2 Thessalonians 2:15 ; Revelation 2:25 ; 3:11 ; of "holding" Christ, i. , abiding by all that His name implies, Revelation 2:13 ; of restraint, Luke 24:16 , "(their eyes) were Holden;" of the winds, Revelation 7:1 ; of the impossibility of Christ's being "holden" of death, Acts 2:24 . ...
7: ἐπιλαμβάνομαι (Strong's #1949 — Verb — epilambano — ep-ee-lam-ban'-om-ahee ) "to lay Hold of, to take Hold of" (epi, "upon," lambano, "to take"), with a special purpose, always in the Middle Voice, is so translated in Luke 20:20,26 , of taking "hold" of Christ's words; in Luke 23:26 ; Acts 21:33 , RV, of laying "hold" of persons; in 1 Timothy 6:12,19 , of laying "hold" on eternal life, i. , practically appropriating all the benefits, privileges and responsibilities involved in the possession of it; in Hebrews 2:16 , RV "He taketh Hold" (AV "took on") perhaps to be viewed in connection with "deliver" (ver. 1, under Hold (Noun), "to watch over, keep, give heed to, observe," is rendered "hold fast" in Revelation 3:3 , AV (RV, "keep"). " ...
Notes: (1) In Romans 14:4 , histemi, "to cause to stand," in the Passive Voice, "to be made to stand," is used in both forms, the latter in the first part, RV, "he shall be made to stand" (AV, "he shall be Holden up"), the Active Voice in the second part, AV, and RV, "to make stand
Apronful - ) The quantity an apron can Hold
Pitcherful - ) The quantity a pitcher will Hold
Whoa - ) Stop; stand; Hold
Fraternate - ) To fraternize; to Hold fellowship
Opinlate - ) To Hold or maintain persistently
Repute - ) To Hold in thought; to account; to estimate; to Hold; to think; to reckon
Withhold - WITHHOLD, pret. with and Hold. TO Hold back to restrain to keep from action. Withhold--your hasty hand. To retain to keep back not to grant as, to withhold assent to a proposition. The sun does not withhold his light
Suspense - * For SUSPENSE (hold in) see DOUBT , No
Cupful - ) As much as a cup will Hold
Armful - ) As much as the arm can Hold
Skinful - ) As much as a skin can Hold
Pailful - ) The quantity that a pail will Hold
Compesce - ) To Hold in check; to restrain
Prehend - ) To lay Hold of; to seize
Thurrok - ) The Hold of a ship; a sink
Protend - ) To Hold out; to stretch forth
Ward - See CAGE , Hold (Noun), IMPRISONMENT, PRISON , WATCH. ...
2: τήρησις (Strong's #5084 — Noun Feminine — teresis — tay'-ray-sis ) primarily denotes "a watching" (tereo, "to watch"); hence "imprisonment, ward," Acts 4:3 (AV, "hold"); 5:18, RV, "(public) ward" [1]. See Hold (Noun), KEEPING , B, PRISON
Pessimize - ) To Hold or advocate the doctrine of pessimism
Enthrall - ) To Hold in thrall; to enslave
Forehold - ) The forward part of the Hold of a ship
Unhold - ) To cease to Hold; to unhand; to release
Shallow-Bodied - ) Having a moderate depth of Hold; - said of a vessel
Diestock - ) A stock to Hold the dies used for cutting screws
Containing - Holding having capacity to Hold comprehending comprising including inclosing
Toe Hold - A Hold in which the agressor bends back his opponent's foot
Tentful - ) As much, or as many, as a tent will Hold
Hold - 1: τήρησις (Strong's #5084 — Noun Feminine — teresis — tay'-ray-sis ) translated "hold" in Acts 4:3 , AV, "prison" in Acts 5:18 (RV, "ward"), signifies (a) "a watching, guarding;" hence, "imprisonment, ward" (from tereo, "to watch, keep"); the RV, has "ward" in both places; (b) "a keeping," as a commandments, 1 Corinthians 7:19 . ...
2: φυλακή (Strong's #5438 — Noun Feminine — phulake — foo-lak-ay' ) "a guarding" or "guard" (akin to phulasso, "to guard or watch"), also denotes "a prison, a Hold," Rev, 18:2 (twice), RV, "hold" in both places, AV, "cage," in the second (RV, marg
Pretend - ) To Hold before, or put forward, as a cloak or disguise for something else; to exhibit as a veil for something hidden. ) To Hold before one; to extend. ) To Hold out the appearance of being, possessing, or performing; to profess; to make believe; to feign; to sham; as, to pretend to be asleep. ) To Hold out, or represent, falsely; to put forward, or offer, as true or real (something untrue or unreal); to show hypocritically, or for the purpose of deceiving; to simulate; to feign; as, to pretend friendship
Coal-Whipper - ) One who raises coal out of the Hold of a ship
Fracho - ) A shallow iron pan to Hold glass ware while being annealed
Ditty-Box - ) A small box to Hold a sailor's thread, needless, comb, etc
Duffel Bag - A sack to Hold miscellaneous articles, as tools, supplies, or the like
Thimbleful - ) As much as a thimble will Hold; a very small quantity
Zalmon - ...
A wood near Shechem, from which Abimelech and his party brought boughs and "put them to the Hold" of Shechem, "and set the Hold on fire" (Judges 9:48 )
Seizure - ) Retention within one's grasp or power; Hold; possession; ownership. ) That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid Hold of, or possessed
Sheetful - ) Enough to fill a sheet; as much as a sheet can Hold
Plateful - ) Enough to fill a plate; as much as a plate will Hold
Shovelful - ) As much as a shovel will Hold; enough to fill a shovel
Teacupful - ) As much as a teacup can Hold; enough to fill a teacup
Trowelful - ) As much as a trowel will Hold; enough to fill a trowel
Tubful - ) As much as a tub will Hold; enough to fill a tub
Tumblerful - ) As much as a tumbler will Hold; enough to fill a tumbler
Tureenful - ) As much as a tureen can Hold; enough to fill a tureen
Vatful - ) As much as a vat will Hold; enough to fill a vat
Vesselful - ) As much as a vessel will Hold; enough to fill a vessel
Urnful - ) As much as an urn will Hold; enough to fill an urn
Trayful - ) As much as a tray will Hold; enough to fill a tray
Trunkful - ) As much as a trunk will Hold; enough to fill a trunk
Compaginate - ) To unite or Hold together; as, the side pieces compaginate the frame
Water Ballast - Water confined in specially constructed compartments in a vessel's Hold, to serve as ballast
Washbowl - ) A basin, or bowl, to Hold water for washing one's hands, face, etc
Sackful - ) As much as a sack will Hold
Fast - ...
Note: For Hold (fast) and STAND (fast), see Hold and STAND, No
Apprehend - " (Philippians 3:12) that is, if by faith, I may be enabled to lay Hold of Christ Jesus, as the Lord by grace hath laid Hold of me
Overhold - ) To Hold or value too highly; to estimate at too dear a rate
Ditty-Bag - ) A sailor's small bag to Hold thread, needles, tape, etc
Wagonful - ) As much as a wagon will Hold; enough to fill a wagon; a wagonload
Prehension - ) The act of taking Hold, seizing, or grasping, as with the hand or other member
Urceole - ) A vessel for water for washing the hands; also, one to Hold wine or water
Shipful - ) As much or as many as a ship will Hold; enough to fill a ship
Refrain - ) To Hold back; to restrain; to keep within prescribed bounds; to curb; to govern. ) To keep one's self from action or interference; to Hold aloof; to forbear; to abstain
Halt - ) To Hold one's self from proceeding; to Hold up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come to a stop; to stand still. of Hold, contraction for Holdeth
Ewer - , one used to Hold water for the toilet
Pocketful - ) As much as a pocket will Hold; enough to fill a pocket; as, pocketfuls of chestnuts
Hent - ) To seize; to lay Hold on; to catch; to get
Disbelieve - ) Not to believe; to refuse belief or credence to; to Hold not to be true or actual
Linstock - ) A pointed forked staff, shod with iron at the foot, to Hold a lighted match for firing cannon
Retain - retineo re and teneo, to Hold. To Hold or keep in possession not to lose or part with or dismiss. To keep back to Hold. To Hold from escape
Hands - * For LAY HANDS ON (krateo in Matthew 18:28 ; 21:46 ; piazo in John 8:20 ), see Hold and APPREHEND
Hammer Lock - A Hold in which an arm of one contestant is held twisted and bent behind his back by his opponent
Hands - * For LAY HANDS ON (krateo in Matthew 18:28 ; 21:46 ; piazo in John 8:20 ), see Hold and APPREHEND
Constrain - ) To secure by bonds; to chain; to bond or confine; to Hold tightly; to constringe. ) To Hold back by force; to restrain; to repress
Bedstaff - ) "A wooden pin stuck anciently on the sides of the bedstead, to Hold the clothes from slipping on either side
Panpresbyterian - ) Belonging to, or representative of, those who Hold Presbyterian views in all parts of the world; as, a Panpresbyterian council
Sheephook - ) A hook fastened to pole, by which shepherds lay Hold on the legs or necks of their sheep; a shepherd's crook
Easel - ) A frame (commonly) of wood serving to Hold a canvas upright, or nearly upright, for the painter's convenience or for exhibition
Disrepute - ) To bring into disreputation; to Hold in dishonor
Held - of Hold
Winger - ) One of the casks stowed in the wings of a vessel's Hold, being smaller than such as are stowed more amidships
Obtend - ) To oppose; to Hold out in opposition
Tache - ) Something used for taking Hold or Holding; a catch; a loop; a button
Lassful - ) The contents of a glass; as much of anything as a glass will Hold
Anchorage - ) A place suitable for anchoring or where ships anchor; a Hold for an anchor. ) Something which Holds like an anchor; a Hold; as, the anchorages of the Brooklyn Bridge
Cage - Birds were taken to market in a cage or coop of wicker work ( Jeremiah 5:27 ); a similar cage might Hold a decoy-bird in fowling ( Sir 11:30 ). ]'>[1] , ‘hold’ or ‘prison’ for AV Dogshore - ) One of several shores used to Hold a ship firmly and prevent her moving while the blocks are knocked away before launching
Wineglassful - As much as a wineglass will Hold; enough to fill a wineglass
Receptive - ) Having the quality of receiving; able or inclined to take in, absorb, Hold, or contain; receiving or containing; as, a receptive mind
Catching - Seizing taking Hold ensnaring entangling
Haulabout - ) A bargelike vessel with steel hull, large hatchways, and coal transporters, for coaling war vessels from its own Hold or from other colliers
Teaspoonful - ) As much as teaspoon will Hold; enough to fill a teaspoon; - usually reckoned at a fluid dram or one quarter of a tablespoonful
Tipstock - ) The detachable or movable fore part of a gunstock, lying beneath the barrel or barrels, and forming a Hold for the left hand
Roomful - ) As much or many as a room will Hold; as, a roomful of men
Cleat - ) A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, Hold position, etc. ) A device made of wood or metal, having two arms, around which turns may be taken with a line or rope so as to Hold securely and yet be readily released
Bigot - One who through ignorance adheres obstinately to a social, political, or religious belief, opinion, or practise, and is intolerant of others who Hold different views
Dubber - ) A globular vessel or bottle of leather, used in India to Hold ghee, oil, etc
Cross-Spall - ) One of the temporary wooden braces, placed horizontally across a frame to Hold it in position until the deck beams are in; a cross-pawl
Embraced - Inclosed in the arms clasped to the bosom seized laid Hold on received comprehended included contained accepted
Muff - ) A failure to Hold a ball when once in the hands. ) To handle awkwardly; to fumble; to fail to Hold, as a ball, in catching it
Bookstand - ) A stand to Hold books for reading or reference
Sling, Slingers, Slingstones - Weapon of two long straps with a piece between them at the end to Hold the stone
Fillister - ) The rabbet on the outer edge of a sash bar to Hold the glass and the putty
Fist - Proverbs 30:4 (a) By this figure is illustrated the Hold that GOD has on the wind, controlling its force and its movement
Pause - ) A Hold. See 4th Hold, 7. ) To hesitate; to Hold back; to delay
Tablespoonful - ) As much as a tablespoon will Hold; enough to fill a tablespoon
Lanier - ) A strap used to fasten together parts of armor, to Hold the shield by, and the like
Flagon - A large pitcher-shapedvessel made of precious metal and used to Hold the wine beforeits consecration in the chalice
Orlop - of a ship of war, consisting of a platform laid over the beams in the Hold, on which the cables are coiled
Hold - Modern translations generally render the underlying Hebrew as stronghold (for example, Judges 9:46 ,Judges 9:46,9:49 ; 1 Samuel 22:4 ; 2 Samuel 5:7 ). Occasionally other terms are used in place of Hold: fortress (2 Samuel 24:7 NIV, NRSV); hill ( Micah 4:8 NRSV, perhaps in the sense of citadel); fortified cities ( Habakkuk 1:10 NIV); refuge ( Nahum 1:7 NIV). In Acts 4:3 to be put in the Hold means to be put in custody (NRSV) or in jail (NIV)
Silence - See MUZZLE , PEACE (hold), SPEECHLESS , STILL. ...
B — 2: σιγάω (Strong's #4601 — Verb — sigao — see-gah'-o ) "to be silent:" see PEACE (hold), No
Close-Stool - ) A utensil to Hold a chamber vessel, for the use of the sick and infirm
Underbearer - ) One who supports or sustains; especially, at a funeral, one of those who bear the copse, as distinguished from a bearer, or pallbearer, who helps to Hold up the pall
Fuze Plug - (1):...
A plug fitted to the fuse hole of a shell to Hold the fuse
Peace - 1: σιγάω (Strong's #4601 — Verb — sigao — see-gah'-o ) signifies (a), used intransitively, "to be silent" (from sige, "silence"), translated "to Hold one's peace," in Luke 9:36 ; 18:39 ; 20:26 ; Acts 12:17 ; 15:13 (in Acts 15:12 , "kept silence;" similarly rendered in 1 Corinthians 14:28,30 , AV, "hold his peace," 1 Corinthians 14:34 ); (b) used transitively, "to keep secret;" in the Passive Voice, "to be kept secret," Romans 16:25 , RV, "hath been kept in silence. ...
2: σιωπάω (Strong's #4623 — Verb — siopao — see-o-pah'-o ) "to be silent or still, to keep silence" (from siope, "silence"), is translated "to Hold one's peace," in Matthew 20:31 ; 26:63 ; Mark 3:4 ; 9:34 ; 10:48 ; 14:61 ; Luke 19:40 ; Acts 18:9 ; in the Lord's command to the sea, in Mark 4:39 , it is translated "peace" (for the next word "be still" see No. ...
3: ἡσυχάζω (Strong's #2270 — Verb — hesuchazo — hay-soo-khad'-zo ) signifies "to be still;" it is used of "holding one's peace," being "silent," Luke 14:4 ; Acts 11:18 ; 21:14 , "we ceased. ...
4: φιμόω (Strong's #5392 — Verb — phimoo — fee-mo'-o ) "to muzzle," is used metaphorically in the Passive Voice, in Mark 1:25 ; Luke 4:35 , "hold thy peace;" in Mark 4:39 , "be still
Powwow - ) Hence: To Hold a noisy, disorderly meeting
Brank - ) To Hold up and toss the head; - applied to horses as spurning the bit
Fraternize - ) To associate or Hold fellowship as brothers, or as men of like occupation or character; to have brotherly feelings
Trivet - ) A tree-legged stool, table, or other support; especially, a stand to Hold a kettle or similar vessel near the fire; a tripod
Abstain - ) To hinder; to withhold. ) To Hold one's self aloof; to forbear or refrain voluntarily, and especially from an indulgence of the passions or appetites; - with from
Support - (2) In 1 Thessalonians 5:14 , antechomai signifies "to support:" see Hold , No
Nails (Animal Claws) - Daniel 7:19 (a) These represent the terrible power of the Roman empire to grasp, Hold and destroy her enemies
Papboat - ) A large spiral East Indian marine shell (Turbinella rapha); - so called because used by native priests to Hold the oil for anointing
Ribband - ) A long, narrow strip of timber bent and bolted longitudinally to the ribs of a vessel, to Hold them in position, and give rigidity to the framework
Holding - HoldING, ppr. ...
HoldING, n. Hold influence power over
Homaloidal - ) Flat; even; - a term applied to surfaces and to spaces, whether real or imagined, in which the definitions, axioms, and postulates of Euclid respecting parallel straight lines are assumed to Hold true
ha'Reth - (thicket ) , The forest of, in which David took refuge, after at the instigation of the prophet Gad, he had quitted the "hold" or fastness of the cave of Adullam
Constrain, Constraint - ...
A — 3: συνέχω (Strong's #4912 — Verb — sunecho — soon-ekh'-o ) "to Hold together, confine, secure, to Hold fast" (echo, "to have or Hold"), "to constrain," is said (a) of the effect of the word of the Lord upon Paul, Acts 18:5 (AV, "was pressed in spirit," RV, "was constrained by the word"); of the effect of the love of Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:14 ; (b) of being taken with a disease, Matthew 4:24 ; Luke 4:38 ; Acts 28:8 ; with fear, Luke 8:37 ; (c) of thronging or Holding in a person, Luke 8:45 ; being straitened, Luke 12:50 ; being in a strait betwixt two, Philippians 1:23 ; keeping a city in on every side, Luke 19:43 ; keeping a tight Hold on a person, as the men who seized the Lord Jesus did, after bringing Him into the High Priest's house, Luke 22:63 ; (d) of stopping the ears in refusal to listen, Acts 7:57 . See Hold , KEEP , No
Stop - ...
2: συνέχω (Strong's #4912 — Verb — sunecho — soon-ekh'-o ) "to Hold together," is rendered "stopped (their ears)" in Acts 7:57 . See Hold
Fasten - ) To cause to Hold together or to something else; to attach or unite firmly; to cause to cleave to something , or to cleave together, by any means; as, to fasten boards together with nails or cords; to fasten anything in our thoughts. ) To fix one's self; to take firm Hold; to clinch; to cling
Apprehend - ) To take Hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider. ) To take or seize; to take Hold of
Obtain - ) To Hold; to keep; to possess. ) To get Hold of by effort; to gain possession of; to procure; to acquire, in any way
Anchor - ) A metal tie Holding adjoining parts of a building together. ) A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain), and which, being cast overboard, lays Hold of the earth by a fluke or hook and thus retains the ship in a particular station. ) Any instrument or contrivance serving a purpose like that of a ship's anchor, as an arrangement of timber to Hold a dam fast; a contrivance to Hold the end of a bridge cable, or other similar part; a contrivance used by founders to Hold the core of a mold in place
Came - ) A slender rod of cast lead, with or without grooves, used, in casements and stained-glass windows, to Hold together the panes or pieces of glass
Half Nelson - A Hold in which one arm is thrust under the corresponding arm of the opponent, generally behind, and the hand placed upon the back of his neck
Ridotto - ) To Hold ridottos
Lifter - ) A tool for lifting loose sand from the mold; also, a contrivance attached to a cope, to Hold the sand together when the cope is lifted
Perez-Uzzah - The breach of Uzzah, a place where God "burst forth upon Uzzah, so that he died," when he rashly "took Hold" of the ark (2 Samuel 6:6-8 )
Pullback - ) The iron hook fixed to a casement to pull it shut, or to Hold it party open at a fixed point. ) That which Holds back, or causes to recede; a drawback; a hindrance
Whipper - ) One who raises coal or merchandise with a tackle from a chip's Hold
Caste - ) A separate and fixed order or class of persons in society who chiefly Hold intercourse among themselves
Despise - ...
Else he will Hold to the one, and despise the other
Eligible - ) That may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen; legally qualified to be elected and to Hold office
Dunnage - ) Fagots, boughs, or loose materials of any kind, laid on the bottom of the Hold for the cargo to rest upon to prevent injury by water, or stowed among casks and other cargo to prevent their motion
Have - ) To Hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm. ) To Hold, regard, or esteem. ) To take or Hold (one's self); to proceed promptly; - used reflexively, often with ellipsis of the pronoun; as, to have after one; to have at one or at a thing, i
Have - ) To Hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm. ) To Hold, regard, or esteem. ) To take or Hold (one's self); to proceed promptly; - used reflexively, often with ellipsis of the pronoun; as, to have after one; to have at one or at a thing, i
Buttonhole - ) To Hold at the button or buttonhole; to detain in conversation to weariness; to bore; as, he buttonholed me a quarter of an hour
Dade - ) To Hold up by leading strings or by the hand, as a child while he toddles
Water Gauge - (1):...
A wall or bank to Hold water back
Cherish - ) To Hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle
Cruet - ) A vessel used to Hold wine, oil, or water for the service of the altar. , a vial or small glass bottle for Holding vinegar, oil, pepper, or the like, for the table; a caster
Canons of Councils - The contradictory of the truth is put down, and the condemnation of anathema is attached to anyone who would Hold this negative proposition
Cruets - For the greater convenience of the Priest in celebratingthe Holy Communion, vessels of glass or precious metal, calledcruets, are placed on the credence to Hold the wine and water,and from which at the proper time in the service, the chalice issupplied
Holt - of Hold, contr. from Holdeth
Detain - ) To Hold or keep in custody. ) To keep back or from; to withhold
Drawing-Room - ) The company assembled in such a room; also, a reception of company in it; as, to Hold a drawing-room
Guiltless - ...
The Lord will not Hold him guiltless, that taketh his name in vain
Water-Logged - ) Filled or saturated with water so as to be heavy, unmanageable, or loglike; - said of a vessel, when, by receiving a great quantity of water into her Hold, she has become so heavy as not to be manageable by the helm
Seize - ) To invade suddenly; to take sudden Hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient. ) To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay Hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp
Possess - ) To occupy in person; to Hold or actually have in one's own keeping; to have and to Hold. ) To put in possession; to make the owner or Holder of property, power, knowledge, etc
Bolster - In sadlery, a part of a saddle raised upon the bows or hinder part, to Hold the rider's thigh. To support to Hold up to maintain
Maintain - ) To keep possession of; to Hold and defend; not to surrender or relinquish. ) To Hold or keep in any particular state or condition; to support; to sustain; to uphold; to keep up; not to suffer to fail or decline; as, to maintain a certain degree of heat in a furnace; to maintain a fence or a railroad; to maintain the digestive process or powers of the stomach; to maintain the fertility of soil; to maintain present reputation
John o'Hanlon - After editing the "Newry Examiner," he made rapid progress at the Bar, and, 1868, was appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland, the first Catholic to Hold that office since the days of James II
o'Hagan, Thomas - After editing the "Newry Examiner," he made rapid progress at the Bar, and, 1868, was appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland, the first Catholic to Hold that office since the days of James II
Valorization - ) Act or process of attempting to give an arbitrary market value or price to a commodity by governmental interference, as by maintaining a purchasing fund, making loans to producers to enable them to Hold their products, etc
Hoa - ) Stop! stand still! Hold! - a word now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything
Alabaster - A valuable calcareous spar, a hydro-sulphate of lime, used by the ancients for making vessels to Hold valuable ointments
Thomas o'Hagan - After editing the "Newry Examiner," he made rapid progress at the Bar, and, 1868, was appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland, the first Catholic to Hold that office since the days of James II
Presumptuous - ) Done with Hold design, rash confidence, or in violation of known duty; willful
Appertain - ad and pertineo, to pertain, of per and teneo, to Hold
Holding - ) That which Holds, binds, or influences. ) of Hold...
Honeycomb - ) A mass of hexagonal waxen cells, formed by bees, and used by them to Hold their honey and their eggs
Hessians - During the Revolution Hessian troops were hired by England to help Hold her American colonies
Uphold - ) To Hold up; to lift on high; to elevate. ) To aid by approval or encouragement; to countenance; as, to uphold a person in wrongdoing
Mediatize - ) To cause to act through an agent or to Hold a subordinate position; to annex; - specifically applied to the annexation during the former German empire of a smaller German state to a larger, while allowing it a nominal sovereignty, and its prince his rank
Seize - , "to take together" (sun, "with," lambano, "to take or lay Hold of"), chiefly signifies "to seize as a prisoner;" in the following the RV substitutes the more suitable and forceful verb, "to seize," for AV, "to take:" Matthew 26:55 ; Mark 14:48 ; Luke 22:54 ; John 18:12 ; Acts 12:3 ; 23:27 ; 26:21 ; in Acts 1:16 , RV and AV, "took. ...
Note: In Matthew 21:38 , the best texts have echo, "to have" ("to take," RV); some have katecho, "to lay Hold of" (AV, "seize on")
Have - To possess to Hold in possession or power. ...
To have and to Hold, terms in a deed of conveyance. To Hold to regard. Thus, to have in honor, is to Hold in esteem to esteem to honor. To have in derision or contempt, to Hold in derision or contempt to deride to despise. To maintain to Hold in opinion. To seize and Hold to catch
Bite - ) To take or keep a firm Hold; as, the anchor bites. ) The Hold which the short end of a lever has upon the thing to be lifted, or the Hold which one part of a machine has upon another. ) To take Hold of; to Hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground
Take, Handle - Tâphaś (תָּפַשׂ, Strong's #8610), “to catch, seize, lay Hold of, grasp, play. “To lay Hold of,” or “seize,” hearts is to terrorize: “That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols” ( Hold, take possession. ...
While 'âchaz is a common term for taking Hold of things physically, such as Jacob’s “taking Hold” of Esau’s heel (
Eliel - ...
A Gadite who joined David in the Hold at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:11 )
Holdback - to which a strap of the harness is attached, to Hold back a carriage when going down hill, or in backing; also, the strap or part of the harness so used
Handfast - ) Hold; grasp; custody; power of confining or keeping
Womb - ) To inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or Hold in secret
Undervalue - ) To esteem lightly; to treat as of little worth; to Hold in mean estimation; to despise
Orlop - ...
In a ship of war, a platform of planks laid over the beams in the Hold, on which the cables are usually coiled
Save-All - ) A device in a candlestick to Hold the ends of candles, so that they be burned
Compartment - ) One of the sections into which the Hold of a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads
Spearman - 1: δεξιολάβος (Strong's #1187 — Noun Masculine — dexiolabos — dex-ee-ol-ab'-os ) from dexios, "the right (hand)," and lambano, "to lay Hold of," is used in the plural in Acts 23:23 , "spearmen
Deem - ) To account; to esteem; to think; to judge; to Hold in opinion; to regard
Inkhorn - ink and horn horns being formerly used for Holding ink. A small vessel used to Hold ink on a writing table or desk, or for carrying it about the person
Ideate - ) To apprehend in thought so as to fix and Hold in the mind; to memorize
Mandrel - ) A bar of metal inserted in the work to shape it, or to Hold it, as in a lathe, during the process of manufacture; an arbor
Continence - , to Hold, or withhold con and teneo, to Hold
Ballast - ) To steady, as a vessel, by putting heavy substances in the Hold. , put into the Hold to sink a vessel in the water to such a depth as to prevent capsizing
Caucus - ) To Hold, or meet in, a caucus or caucuses
Saturate - ) To satisfy the affinity of; to cause to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can Hold; as, to saturate phosphorus with chlorine
Holder - ) One who is employed in the Hold of a vessel. ) One who, or that which, Holds. ) One who Holds land, etc. ) The payee of a bill of exchange or a promissory note, or the one who owns or Holds it
Purse - But Hebrews also had a bag which was used to Hold money
Cuvette - ) A small vessel with at least two flat and transparent sides, used to Hold a liquid sample to be analysed in the light path of a spectrometer
Broad Church - A portion of the Church of England, consisting of persons who claim to Hold a position, in respect to doctrine and fellowship, intermediate between the High Church party and the Low Church, or evangelical, party. The term has been applied to other bodies of men Holding liberal or comprehensive views of Christian doctrine and fellowship
Cresset - ) A small furnace or iron cage to Hold fire for charring the inside of a cask, and making the staves flexible
Mennonite - They believe that the New Testament is the only rule of faith, that there is no original sin, that infants should not be baptized, and that Christians ought not to take oath, Hold office, or render military service
Lien - ) A legal claim; a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty; a right in one to control or Hold and retain the property of another until some claim of the former is paid or satisfied
Lien - ) A legal claim; a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty; a right in one to control or Hold and retain the property of another until some claim of the former is paid or satisfied
Converse - To keep company to associate to cohabit to Hold intercourse and be intimately acquainted followed by with. In this sense, the word may include discourse, or not as, to Hold converse with persons of different sects or to Hold converse with terrestrial things
Count - 1: ἔχω (Strong's #2192 — Verb — echo — ekh'-o ) "to have, to Hold;" then, "to Hold in the mind, to regard, to count," has this significance in Matthew 14:5 , "they counted Him as a prophet;" Philemon 1:17 , "If then thou countest me a partner;" Mark 11:32 , AV, (RV, "hold"); Acts 20:24 , AV
Cask - ) A barrel-shaped vessel made of staves headings, and hoops, usually fitted together so as to Hold liquids
Self-Conceit: Its Danger - Grant, most gracious God, that I may never Hold so high an opinion of my own spiritual health as to prevent my being in very deed full of thy grace and fear! ...
Birdlime - When a twig is smeared with this substance it will Hold small birds which may light upon it
Distaff - She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands Hold the distaff
Pluralize - ) To Hold more than one benefice at the same time
Abstain - abstineo, to keep from abs and teneo, to Hold
Fortress - Any fortified place a fort a castle a strong Hold a place of defense or security
Saturated - ) Having its affinity satisfied; combined with all it can Hold; - said of certain atoms, radicals, or compounds; thus, methane is a saturated compound. ) Filled to repletion; Holding by absorption, or in solution, all that is possible; as, saturated garments; a saturated solution of salt
Trigger - ) A catch to Hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity
Napkin - Mary did not want Him to leave, and so she tried to Hold Him here. For that reason the Lord forbade her to Hold Him
Escheat - ) To revert, or become forfeited, to the lord, the crown, or the State, as lands by the failure of persons entitled to Hold the same, or by forfeiture. ) The reverting of real property to the State, as original and ultimate proprietor, by reason of a failure of persons legally entitled to Hold the same
Continue - , to Hold. To Hold to or unite
Fasten - To Hold together to cement or to link to unite closely in any manner and by any means, as by cement, hooks, pins, nails, cords, &c. Could he fasten a blow, or make a thrust, when not suffered to approach? ...
F'ASTEN, To fasten on, is to fix one's self to seize and Hold on to clinch
Seize - To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay Hold on or to gripe or grasp suddenly. To invade suddenly to take Hold of to come upon suddenly as, a fever seizes a patient And hope and doubt alternate seize her soul
Reputation, Repute - , "to Hold in honor," is translated "hold . in reputation" (RV, "hold
Ripe - ) A device for grasping or Holding anything; a brake to stop a wheel. ) To seize and Hold fast; to embrace closely. ) To clutch, Hold, or pinch a thing, esp. ) Grasp; seizure; fast Hold; clutch
Ripe - ) A device for grasping or Holding anything; a brake to stop a wheel. ) To seize and Hold fast; to embrace closely. ) To clutch, Hold, or pinch a thing, esp. ) Grasp; seizure; fast Hold; clutch
Bitts - Other bitts are used for belaying (belaying bitts), for sustaining the windlass (carrick bitts, winch bitts, or windlass bitts), to Hold the pawls of the windlass (pawl bitts) etc
Cohere - ) To stick together; to cleave; to be united; to Hold fast, as parts of the same mass
Tumbril - ) A kind of basket or cage of osiers, willows, or the like, to Hold hay and other food for sheep
Cling - ) To adhere closely; to stick; to Hold fast, especially by twining round or embracing; as, the tendril of a vine clings to its support; - usually followed by to or together
Sublapsarians - Those who Hold that God permitted the first man to fall into transgression without absolutely predetermining his fall; or that the decree of predestination regards man as fallen, by an abuse of that freedom which Adam had, into a state in which all were to be left to necessary and unavoidable ruin, who were not exempted from it by predestination
Holdfast - ) Something used to secure and Hold in place something else, as a long fiat-headed nail, a catch a hook, a clinch, a clamp, etc
Await - ...
Literally, to remain, Hold or stay
Birthright - When a person becomes GOD's child through faith in CHRIST JESUS, he receives certain birthright privileges and the Lord wants him to take Hold of these and to possess them in his daily life
Anchor - Hebrews 6:19 (a) This figure represents the firm Hold that faith has in the Rock of Ages
Elect, Election - The view of election is especially held by Calvinists who also Hold to the doctrine of predestination
Usurp - ...
To seize and Hold in possession by force or without right as, to usurp a throne to usurp the prerogatives of the crown to usurp power
Caster - ) A stand to Hold a set of cruets
Disagree - ) To differ in opinion; to Hold discordant views; to be at controversy; to quarrel
Adjudge - ) To regard or Hold; to judge; to deem
Shamble - ) One of a succession of niches or platforms, one above another, to Hold ore which is thrown successively from platform to platform, and thus raised to a higher level
Theatine - They Hold no property, nor do they beg, but depend on what Providence sends
Sacristans - The Council of Trent desired that clerics should Hold such offices, and this is complied with wherever possible, though the difficulty of obtaining clerics has often necessitated that laymen should discharge these duties
Cramp - ) A device, usually of iron bent at the ends, used to Hold together blocks of stone, timbers, etc. ) To fasten or Hold with, or as with, a cramp
Peak - ) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the Hold within it. ) To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to Hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular
Fang - ) To catch; to seize, as with the teeth; to lay Hold of; to gripe; to clutch. ) Any shoot or other thing by which Hold is taken
Forbear - To stop to cease to Hold from proceeding as, forbear to repeat these reproachful words. To abstain to omit to Hold one's self from motion or entering on an affair. To withhold
Beware - " See BEHOLD. , "to Hold to" (pros, "to," echo, "to have, to Hold"), hence, "to turn one's mind or attention to a thing by being on one's guard against it" is translated "beware" in Matthew 7:15 ; 10:17 ; 16:6,11,12 ; Luke 12:1 ; 20:46
Well - In ships, an apartment in the middle of a ships Hold, to inclose the pumps, from the bottom to the lower deck. In a fishing vessel, an apartment in the middle of the Hold, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated int he bottom to let in fresh water for the preservation of fish, while they are transported to market
Catch - To seize or lay Hold on with the hand carrying the sense of pursuit, thrusting forward the hand, or rushing on. To seize, in a general sense as, to catch a ball to catch Hold of a bough. To take Hold to communicate to. Any thing that seizes or takes Hold, as a hook
Restless - 1: ἀκατάστατος (Strong's #182 — Adjective — akatastatos — ak-at-as'-tat-os ) "unsettled, unstable, disorderly" (a, negative, kathistemi, "to set in order"), is translated "unstable" in James 1:8 ; "restless" in James 3:8 , RV Burse - ) An ornamental case of Hold the corporal when not in use
Plug - ) A block of wood let into a wall, to afford a Hold for nails
Aristocracy - best, and to Hold or govern
Cage - ...
Revelation 18:2 (a) It reveals that there are religious systems which house Satanic forces and Hold them in such a grip that no Gospel and no emancipating power from Heaven is permitted to enter and deliver
Confidence - "We are made partakers of Christ if we Hold the beginning of our 'assurance' firm unto the end
Eminent - Princes Hold eminent stations in society, as do ministers, judges and legislators
Habitation - habitatio, from habito, to dwell, from habeo, to Hold, or as we say in English, to keep
Tenure - ) The act or right of Holding, as property, especially real estate. ) The manner of Holding lands and tenements of a superior. ) Manner of Holding, in general; as, in absolute governments, men Hold their rights by a precarious tenure
Restrain - ) To draw back again; to Hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by any interposing obstacle; to repress or suppress; to keep down; to curb. ) To withhold; to forbear
Usurp - ) To seize, and Hold in possession, by force, or without right; as, to usurp a throne; to usurp the prerogatives of the crown; to usurp power; to usurp the right of a patron is to oust or dispossess him
Horse-Leech - It fastens itself within the nostrils or mouths of animals as they drink, and will suffer itself to be nearly torn in two before relaxing its Hold
Salem - Nearly all Jewish commentators Hold this opinion
Sponsors - A sponsor must be baptized, fourteen years of age, and, at the font, must physically Hold, touch, or receive the candidate
Correspond - ) To have intercourse or communion; especially, to Hold intercourse or to communicate by sending and receiving letters; - followed by with
Pointer - ) Diagonal braces sometimes fixed across the Hold
Retain - ) To continue to Hold; to keep in possession; not to lose, part with, or dismiss; to retrain from departure, escape, or the like
Lue - ) To join with glue or a viscous substance; to cause to stick or Hold fast, as if with glue; to fix or fasten
Maintain - To Hold, preserve or keep in any particular state or condition to support to sustain not to suffer to fail or decline as, to maintain a certain degree of heat in a furnace to maintain the digestive process or powers of the stomach to maintain the fertility of soil to maintain present character or reputation. To Hold to keep not to lose or surrender as, to maintain a place or post. To keep up to uphold to support the expense of as, to maintain state or equipage
Rider - ) The second tier of casks in a vessel's Hold. ) An interior rib occasionally fixed in a ship's Hold, reaching from the keelson to the beams of the lower deck, to strengthen her frame
Refuge - ...
- We might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay Hold on the hope set before us. That which shelters or protects from danger, distress or calamity a strong Hold which protects by its strength, or a sanctuary which secures safety by its sacredness any place inaccessible to an enemy
Crutch - ) A form of pommel for a woman's saddle, consisting of a forked rest to Hold the leg of the rider
Old School Baptists - They Hold strictly "to the full verbal inspiration of the Old and New Testament Scriptures," and believe that "every sane human being is accountable for all his thoughts, words, and actions
Nicolaitanes - The church at Ephesus (Revelation 2:6 ) is commended for hating the "deeds" of the Nicolaitanes, and the church of Pergamos is blamed for having them who Hold their "doctrines" (15)
Scrip - The name "scrip" is meant to denote that the bag was intended to Hold scraps, fragments, as if scraped off from larger articles, trifles
Dominion of God - It is distinguished from his power thus: his dominion is a right of making what he pleases, and possessing what he makes, and of his disposing what he doth possess; whereas his power is an ability to make what he hath a right to create, to Hold what he doth possess, and to execute what he hath purposed or resolved
Adhere - ) To Hold, be attached, or devoted; to remain fixed, either by personal union or conformity of faith, principle, or opinion; as, men adhere to a party, a cause, a leader, a church
Hard-Shell Baptists - They Hold strictly "to the full verbal inspiration of the Old and New Testament Scriptures," and believe that "every sane human being is accountable for all his thoughts, words, and actions
Cribbing - The horse lays Hold of the crib or manger with his teeth and draws air into the stomach with a grunting sound
Baptists, Old School - They Hold strictly "to the full verbal inspiration of the Old and New Testament Scriptures," and believe that "every sane human being is accountable for all his thoughts, words, and actions
Baptists, Primitive - They Hold strictly "to the full verbal inspiration of the Old and New Testament Scriptures," and believe that "every sane human being is accountable for all his thoughts, words, and actions
Anti-Mission Baptists - They Hold strictly "to the full verbal inspiration of the Old and New Testament Scriptures," and believe that "every sane human being is accountable for all his thoughts, words, and actions
Lead (Metal) - This weight of "lead" assures us that GOD will Hold down or preserve honesty in measurements throughout the earth when His people (Israel and the church, the two women) shall be fully controlled by the Holy Spirit (the wind), and shall be established among men
Leash - ) A thong of leather, or a long cord, by which a falconer Holds his hawk, or a courser his dog. ) To tie together, or Hold, with a leash
Latch - ) A movable piece which Holds anything in place by entering a notch or cavity; specifically, the catch which Holds a door or gate when closed, though it be not bolted. ) That which fastens or Holds; a lace; a snare. ) To catch so as to Hold
Baptists, Hard Shell - They Hold strictly "to the full verbal inspiration of the Old and New Testament Scriptures," and believe that "every sane human being is accountable for all his thoughts, words, and actions
Waver - Let us Hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering
Communion - In simple terms, ‘communion’ means a sharing together in something that people Hold in common
Scoff - 1: ἐκμυκτηρίζω (Strong's #1592 — Verb — ekmukterizo — ek-mook-ter-id'-zo ) "to Hold up the nose in derision at" (ek, "from," used intensively, mukterizo, "to mock;" from mukter, "the nose"), is translated "scoffed at" in Luke 16:14 , RV (AV, "derided"), of the Pharisees in their derision of Christ on account of His teaching; in Luke 23:35 (ditto), of the mockery of Christ on the Cross by the rulers of the people
Upper Room - An upstairs room chosen by Jesus in which to Hold a final meal with His disciples before His arrest (Mark 14:14-15 ). Tradition Holds that the disciples gathered in this room following Jesus' ascension (Acts 1:13 )
Capture - ) To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and Hold; to secure by effort
Commerce - ) To Hold intercourse; to commune
Havilah - Kalisch supposes that it was a country between the Persian and the Arabian gulfs; others Hold that the "country of Havilah" in 1 Samuel 15:7 refers to the region about Mount Seir, and that it was not probably identical with the Havilah of Genesis 2:11
Chew - To champ to bite, Hold or roll about in the mouth as, to chew tobacco
Refrain - ...
To Hold back to restrain to keep from action
Diligence - Select a large box and place in it as many cannon-balls as it will Hold, it is after a fashion full, but it will Hold more if smaller matters be found. Still there must be stray moments, occasional intervals and snatches, which might Hold a vast amount of little usefulnesses in the course of months and years
Bowl - ) A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to Hold liquids, etc. ) The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will Hold
Tenant - ) To Hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant. ) One who Holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for years, or at will; also, one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements the title of which is in another; - correlative to landlord
Cleave - ) To adhere closely; to stick; to Hold fast; to cling
Hareth, Forest of - David's refuge when by Gad's counsel he quitted the "hold" of the cave of Adullam, or else Mizpeh of Moab (1 Samuel 22:5)
Shelf - ) A flat tablet or ledge of any material set horizontally at a distance from the floor, to Hold objects of use or ornament
Tenacious - ) Holding fast, or inclined to Hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights. ) Holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate; stubborn
Menace - ) To express or show an intention to inflict, or to Hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to threaten; - usually followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country with war
Rider - In ship building, a short of interior rib fixed occasionally in a ships's Hold, opposite to some of the timbers to which they are bolted, and reaching from the keelson to the beams of the lower deck, to strengthen her frame
Higher - , "to Hold over anything," as being superior, is used metaphorically in Romans 13:1 , of rulers, as the "higher" powers; cp
Keep, Keeping - " ...
A — 8: ἔχω (Strong's #2192 — Verb — echo — ekh'-o ) "to have, to Hold," is rendered "I kept" in Luke 19:20 , RV (AV, "I have kept"), of "keeping" a pound laid up in a napkin. ...
A — 9: κρατέω (Strong's #2902 — Verb — krateo — krat-eh'-o ) "to be strong, get possession of, Hold fast," is used in Mark 9:10 , "(and) they kept (the saying)," i. See Hold. ...
A — 11: συνέχω (Strong's #4912 — Verb — sunecho — soon-ekh'-o ) "to Hold together," is translated "shall . have the verb ago, "to lead, Hold" (of a feast), of "keeping" Herod's birthday; the most authentic have ginomai, "to become, take place;" hence the RV, "when Herod's birthday came. " The verb ago is used in Acts 19:38 of "keeping" certain occasions, as of the Holding of law courts, RV "(the courts) are open," AV marg. " (8) In Luke 8:15 ; 1 Corinthians 11:2 , katecho, "to Hold fast" (a strengthened form of echo, No. 8), is translated "hold fast," RV, AV, "keep;" in 1 Corinthians 15:2 , RV, "hold fast," AV, "keep in memory. 1, denotes (a) "a watching," and hence, "imprisonment, prison," Acts 4:3 ; 5:18 , "ward," RV (AV, "hold" and "prison"); (b) "keeping," 1 Corinthians 7:19 . See Hold , PRISON
Solemn, Solemnity - 376:...
‘A fortnight Hold we this solemnity,...
In nightly revels and new jollity
Sergeant - 1: ῥαβδοῦχος (Strong's #4465 — Noun Masculine — rhabdouchos — hrab-doo'-khos ) "a rod bearer" (rhabdos, "a rod," echo, "to Hold"), one who carries a staff of office, was, firstly, an umpire or judge, later, a Roman lictor, Acts 16:35,38
Christ: to be Followed Above All - ' If all students were thus resolved to Hold with the great Teacher at all hazards, we should not see such frequent victims of 'philosophy, falsely so called
Queen - " Polygamy, lessened the influence of the kings wives, whose Hold on his affections was shared by others and was at best precarious; but the queen mother enjoyed a fixed position of dignity
Reign - ) To possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise government, as a king or emperor;; to Hold supreme power; to rule
Bowl - A concave vessel to Hold liquors, rather wide than deep, and thus distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide
Crane - In the above passages the swallow is mentioned after the crane, the Hebrew words being sis and agur; many Hold that the translators have transposed the words, and that sis refers to the swallow, and agur to the crane
Ib - ) A piece or slip of metal or wood, notched or otherwise, in a machine or structure, to Hold other parts in place or bind them together, or to afford a bearing surface; - usually held or adjusted by means of a wedge, key, or screw
Retinaculum - ) One of the annular ligaments which Hold the tendons close to the bones at the larger joints, as at the wrist and ankle
Outrigger - ) Any spar or projecting timber run out for temporary use, as from a ship's mast, to Hold a rope or a sail extended, or from a building, to support hoisting teckle
Paragon - ) To be equal; to Hold comparison
Abbot, Secular - Cleric with the title and some of the honors of the office of abbot, who Holds benefices which originally belonged to monastic houses, but which, since the suppression of the latter, are now secularized and transferred to other churches. There are three classes: ...
those who possess quasi-episcopal jurisdiction and the right to wear pontifical insignia;
those who have only the abbatial dignity;
those who Hold the title of abbot and the privilege of precedence in choir and assemblies in a church to which a suppressed monastery's benefice has been transferred
Abstain, Abstinence - 1: ἀπέχω (Strong's #568 — Verb — apecho — ap-ekh'-o ) "to Hold oneself from" (apo, "from," echomai, the Middle Voice of echo, "to have," i
Winch - ) An axle or drum turned by a crank with a handle, or by power, for raising weights, as from the Hold of a ship, from mines, etc
Wig - ) To censure or rebuke; to Hold up to reprobation; to scold
Secular Abbot - Cleric with the title and some of the honors of the office of abbot, who Holds benefices which originally belonged to monastic houses, but which, since the suppression of the latter, are now secularized and transferred to other churches. There are three classes: ...
those who possess quasi-episcopal jurisdiction and the right to wear pontifical insignia;
those who have only the abbatial dignity;
those who Hold the title of abbot and the privilege of precedence in choir and assemblies in a church to which a suppressed monastery's benefice has been transferred
Throng - ...
Note: For sunecho, "to Hold together, press together," Luke 8:45 (AV, "throng"), see PRESS
Observe - observo ob and servo, to keep or Hold. The sense is to Hold in view, or to keep the eyes on. To see or behold with some attention to notice as, to observe a halo round the moon I observed a singular phenomenon we observe strangers or their dress
Restrain - To Hold back to check to Hold from action, proceeding or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by an interposing obstacle. To withhold to forbear
Carry - ) To have or Hold as a burden, while moving from place to place; to have upon or about one's person; to bear; as, to carry a wound; to carry an unborn child. ) To bear the charges or burden of Holding or having, as stocks, merchandise, etc. ) To bear or uphold successfully through conflict, as a leader or principle; hence, to succeed in, as in a contest; to bring to a successful issue; to win; as, to carry an election. ) To Hold the head; - said of a horse; as, to carry well i. , to Hold the head high, with arching neck
Christian Retreat, Congregation of the - The Fathers of the Christian Retreat formerly directed colleges in France, and still Hold the office of chaplains to the various houses of the congregation, whose purpose is the giving of spiritual retreats and the education of the young
Fathers of the Christian Retreat - The Fathers of the Christian Retreat formerly directed colleges in France, and still Hold the office of chaplains to the various houses of the congregation, whose purpose is the giving of spiritual retreats and the education of the young
Cameronians - A sect in Scotland, who separated from the Presbyterians in 1666, and continued long to Hold their religious assemblies in the fields
Breeching - ) That part of a harness which passes round the breech of a horse, enabling him to Hold back a vehicle
Temptation - Many horses fall at the bottom of a hill because the driver thinks the danger past and the need to Hold the reins with firm grip less pressing
Hank - ) Hold; influence
Rabbet - ) A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of any body; especially, one intended to receive another member, so as to break or cover the joint, or more easily to Hold the members in place; thus, the groove cut for a panel, for a pane of glass, or for a door, is a rabbet, or rebate
Baptistines - 1755,to Hold missions in Rome and Italy
Apprehension - ) The act of seizing or taking Hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension
Consist - ) To stand firm; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection; to Hold together; to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and maintained
Scorn - ) To Hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise; to contemn; to disdain
Sisters of the Christian Retreat - The Fathers of the Christian Retreat formerly directed colleges in France, and still Hold the office of chaplains to the various houses of the congregation, whose purpose is the giving of spiritual retreats and the education of the young
Almighty - 1: παντοκράτωρ (Strong's #3841 — Noun Masculine — pantokrator — pan-tok-rat'-ore ) "almighty, or ruler of all" (pas, "all," krateo, "to Hold, or to have strength"), is used of God only, and is found, in the Epistles, only in 2 Corinthians 6:18 , where the title is suggestive in connection with the context; elsewhere only in the Apocalypse, nine times
Muzzle - See PEACE (hold), SILENCE
Cameronians - A sect in Scotland, who separated from the Presbyterians in 1666, and continued long to Hold their religious assemblies in the fields
Take - 1: λαμβάνω (Strong's #2983 — Verb — lambano — lam-ban'-o ) "to take, lay Hold of," besides its literal sense, e. , Matthew 5:40 ; 26:26,27 , is used metaphorically, of fear, in "taking" Hold of people, Luke 7:16 , RV (AV, "came . ...
4: ἐπιλαμβάνομαι (Strong's #1949 — Verb — epilambano — ep-ee-lam-ban'-om-ahee ) in the Middle Voice, "to lay Hold of, take Hold of," is used literally, e. , Hebrews 8:9 , "(I) took them (by the hand):" for other instances in each respect see Hold , No. ...
5: καταλαμβάνω (Strong's #2638 — Verb — katalambano — kat-al-am-ban'-o ) "to lay Hold of," is rendered "to take," in Mark 9:18 ; John 8:3,4 . ...
22: κρατέω (Strong's #2902 — Verb — krateo — krat-eh'-o ) "to take Hold of, get possession of," is translated "to take" in Matthew 9:25 ; 22:6 ; 26:4 ; Mark 1:31 ; 5:41 ; 9:27 ; 14:1,44,46,49 ; Luke 8:54 ; Acts 24:6 . See Hold , No. ...
23: δράσσομαι (Strong's #1405 — Verb — drassomai — dras'-som-ahee ) "to grasp with the hand, take Hold of," is used metaphorically in 1 Corinthians 3:19 , "taketh (the wise in their craftiness). " ...
25: κατέχω (Strong's #2722 — Verb — katecho — kat-ekh'-o ) "to Hold," is rendered "to take (the lowest place)" in Luke 14:9 . See Hold. ...
26: πιάζω (Strong's #4084 — Verb — piazo — pee-ad'-zo ) "to lay or take Hold of forcefully," is always rendered "to take" in the RV
Faith: a Death Grip - He was rescued; but h had grasped that rope with such firmness, with such a death grip, that it took hours before his Hold relaxed, and his hand could be separated from it. With such eagerness, indeed, had he clutched the object that was to save him, that the strands of the rope became imbedded in the flesh of his hands!' ...
Reader, has not God let down from heaven a rope to every sinner on the earth, is not every strand a precious promise, and ought we not to lay Hold on it as for our very life?: The Family Treasury for 1859
Attach - ) To take, seize, or lay Hold of. (b) To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a writ or precept to Hold the same to satisfy a judgment which may be rendered in the suit
Corona - ) A character [1] called the pause or Hold. ) A crown or circlet suspended from the roof or vaulting of churches, to Hold tapers lighted on solemn occasions
Obtain - obtineo ob and teneo, to Hold. To keep to Hold
Catch - ) To lay Hold on; to seize, especially with the hand; to grasp (anything) in motion, with the effect of Holding; as, to catch a ball. ) To take Hold; as, the bolt does not catch. ) The posture of seizing; a state of preparation to lay Hold of, or of watching he opportunity to seize; as, to lie on the catch
Clasp - ) An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for Holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc. ) To inclose and Hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace
Coil - ) To encircle and Hold with, or as with, coils
Witchcraft - , one who feigned to Hold converse with the dead
Edification: the Aim of Christian Speech - ' It is to be feared that many speech- makers at public meetings could not say as much; and yet how dare any of us waste the time of our fellow immortals in mere amusing talk! If we have nothing to speak to edification, how much better to Hold our tongue! ...
Endure - ) To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to Hold out
Conceal - To withhold from sight, G. ,To conceal, and to heal the primary sense is to strain, Hold, stop, restrain, make fast or strong, all from the same root as the Shemitic. To keep close or secret to forbear to disclose to withhold from utterance or declaration as, to conceal ones thoughts or opinions
Sinews - ...
the sinews represent the constitution and laws which have been formed to Hold the people together, and enable them to work together in the various departments of their national life. ...
the skin is that national spirit which Holds all of the above together and gives it the form and shape of a nation among the nations
Tillandsia - They usually bear a rosette of narrow overlapping basal leaves, which often Hold a considerable quantity of water
Wassail - ) To Hold a wassail; to carouse
Anchor - When Paul was on his way to Rome, four anchors were needed to Hold the ship
Cameronians - a sect in Scotland, who separated from the Presbyterians in 1666, and continued to Hold their religious assemblies in the fields
Bridle - ...
B — 1: χαλιναγωγέω (Strong's #5468 — Verb — chalinagogeo — khal-in-ag-ogue-eh'-o ) from chalinos and ago, "to lead," signifies "to lead by a bridle, to bridle, to Hold in check, restrain;" it is used metaphorically of the tongue and of the body in James 1:26 ; 3:2
Sabbatarianism - Members of a sect who, though not Jews, Hold to the keeping of the Jewish Sabbath, rather than the Christian Lord's Day
Sabbatarians - Members of a sect who, though not Jews, Hold to the keeping of the Jewish Sabbath, rather than the Christian Lord's Day
Table, Credence - Small table of wood, marble, or other suitable material placed in the sanctuary of a church, near the wall on the Epistle side, to Hold the cruets, acolytes' candles, and other requirements for the celebration of Mass
no'Bah - C 1450) For a certain period after the establishment of the Israelite rule the new name remained, (Judges 8:11 ) but it is not again heard of, and the original appellation, as is usual in such cases, appears to have recovered its Hold, has since retained; for in the slightly-modified form of Kunawat it is the name of the place to the present day
Daric - The darics which have been discovered are thick pieces of pure Hold, of archaic style, bearing on the obverse the figure of a king with bow and javelin or bow and dagger, and on the reverse an irregular incuse square
Truss - ) To take fast Hold of; to seize and Hold firmly; to pounce upon
Property - ...
Essentially 'ăchûzzâh is a legal term usually used of land, especially family Holdings to be passed down to one’s heirs. ...
'Ăchaz (אָחַז, Strong's #270), “to seize, grasp, Hold fast, bolt (a door). 25:26: “… And his hand took Hold on Esau’s heel
Heath - Here the roots take Hold, replant themselves, and the plant again broadens out its little branches and blooms. The lesson it teaches us is that if the Christian finds himself in that society or association where the Word of GOD is not loved and preached, where the Spirit of GOD is grieved and quenched, where the soul is drying up for lack of the living water, then he should loosen his Hold on that place, or that association, and let the Holy Spirit take him into a new association where the living water abounds and the work of GOD is prospering
Holiday - Early in the life of the Christian church, certain days began to Hold special significance
Sosthenes - ]'>[1] ) laid Hold on and beat when Gallio dismissed the case against St
Combine - ) To bind; to Hold by a moral tie
sa'Lem - That of the Jewish commentators, who affirm that Salem is Jerusalem, on the ground that Jerusalem is so called in (Psalm 76:2 ) Nearly all Jewish commentators Hold this opinion
Amovability - (Latin: a, from; movere, to move) The term applied to the condition of those who Hold a removable office
Principality - The status of those who Hold the first place, as rulers among men, Titus 3:1 ; but the word especially refers to the spiritual high powers in the unseen world, whether good or bad
Demonstration - Thus we Hold that the works of nature exhibit demonstration of the existence of a God
Anti-Sabbatarians - That, therefore, although Christians are commanded "not to forsake the assembling of themselves together, " they ought not to Hold one day more holy than another
Revoke - ) To Hold back; to repress; to restrain. ) To fail to follow suit when Holding a card of the suit led, in violation of the rule of the game; to renege
Martingal - It is intended to Hold down the head of the horse, and prevent him from rearing
Rudge - ) To Hold or harbor with malicioua disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously
Rotate - ) To perform any act, function, or operation in turn, to Hold office in turn; as, to rotate in office
Cherish - To Hold as dear to embrace with affection to foster, and encourage as, to cherish the principles of virtue to cherish religion in the heart
Possess, Possession - A — 1: κατέχω (Strong's #2722 — Verb — katecho — kat-ekh'-o ) "to Hold fast, Hold back," signifies "to possess," in 1 Corinthians 7:30 ; 2 Corinthians 6:10 . See Hold. ...
B — 2: κατάσχεσις (Strong's #2697 — Noun Feminine — kataschesis — kat-as'-khes-is ) primarily "a Holding back" (akin to A, No. 1), then, "a Holding fast," denotes "a possession," Acts 7:5 , or "taking possession," Acts 7:45 , with the article, lit
Think - To judge to conclude to Hold as a settled opinion. ...
To think well of, to Hold in esteem to esteem. ...
To think much of, to Hold in high esteem
Faith - The thoughtless and confused bargeman, instead of seizing the rope, laid Hold on the log. Christ is on the shore, so to speak, Holding the rope, and as we lay Hold of it with the hand of our confidence, he pulls us to shore; but our good works having no connection with Christ are drifted along down to the gulf of fell despair. Grapple our virtues as tightly as we may, even with hooks of steel, they cannot avail us in the least degree; they are the disconnected log which has no Holdfast on the heavenly shore
Tree of Life - To lay Hold of wisdom is to lay Hold on “a tree of life” (Proverbs 3:18 )
Rapture - Those of varying millennial views about end time events all Hold firmly to the biblical truth of such a rapture. ...
Posttribulationists Hold the church will remain on earth during the tribulation period
Mill - It is worked by women, sometimes singly and sometimes two together, who are usually seated on the bare ground, Isaiah 47:1-2, facing each other; both have Hold of the handle by which the upper is turned round on the "nether" millstone. Both retain their Hold; and pull to or push from, as men do with the whip or cross-cut saw
Recognize - ) To avow knowledge of; to allow that one knows; to consent to admit, Hold, or the like; to admit with a formal acknowledgment; as, to recognize an obligation; to recognize a consul
Prefer - ) To set above or before something else in estimation, favor, or liking; to regard or honor before another; to Hold in greater favor; to choose rather; - often followed by to, before, or above
Jacobins - At first the club did not Hold advanced views; later the extremist element became dominant. The name came to be applied to all Holding radical views, and sometimes even to liberals
Enjoy - ...
B — 1: ἀπόλαυσις (Strong's #619 — Noun Feminine — apolausis — ap-ol'-ow-sis ) "enjoyment" (from apolauo, "to take Hold of, enjoy a thing"), suggests the advantage or pleasure to be obtained from a thing (from a root, lab---, seen in lambano, "to obtain"); it is used with the preposition eis, in 1 Timothy 6:17 , lit
Contest - ) To strive earnestly to Hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground
Raves - When the Lord JESUS returns to earth the grave will neither get nor Hold the body of the living Christian, for he will be transported to Heaven without dying
Goad - Only one hand being required to Hold and guide the light plough, the other was free to wield the goad
Gad (2) - " He joined David while in "the Hold," having probably first become acquainted with David in the latter's visits to Samuel and the schools of the prophets, and by his advice David left it for the forest of Hareth (1 Samuel 22:5)
Exhibit - ) To Hold forth or present to view; to produce publicly, for inspection; to show, especially in order to attract notice to what is interesting; to display; as, to exhibit commodities in a warehouse, a picture in a gallery
Comprehend - To understand to conceive that is, to take, Hold or contain in the mind to possess or to have in idea according to the popular phrase, I take your meaning
Jacobites - As to their belief, they Hold but one nature in Jesus Christ with respect to purgatory, and prayers for the dead, they are of the same opinion with the Greeks and other eastern Christians
Poise - ) To Hold or place in equilibrium or equiponderance
Justification - ) Adjustment of type by spacing it so as to make it exactly fill a line, or of a cut so as to Hold it in the right place; also, the leads, quads, etc
Liner - ) A thin piece placed between two parts to Hold or adjust them, fill a space, etc
Trash - ) To Hold back by a trash or leash, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard, encumber, or restrain; to clog; to hinder vexatiously
Spider - In Proverbs 30:28 , it is said in our version that "the spider taketh Hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces;" but the Hebrew employs here a different word, which signifies, according to the best interpreters, a species of lizard frequent in Palestine
Hobab - Those who Hold this opinion maintain that the Hebrew word rendered father-in- law, Judges 4:11 may denote simply a relation by marriage
Consult, Consultation - 2), "counsel, advice," is translated "consulation" in Mark 15:1 (with poieo, "to make"), "to Hold a consultation;" elsewhere "counsel" in the RV, except in Acts 25:12 , where, by metonymy, it means a "council
Reputation - Authorized Version renders this: ‘hold such in reputation. ’ The Revised Version ‘hold such in honour’ is equally clear and maintains closer correspondence with the Greek adjective
Tie - ) To unite firmly; to fasten; to Hold. ) A beam or rod for Holding two parts together; in railways, one of the transverse timbers which support the track and keep it in place. ) To Hold or constrain by authority or moral influence, as by knotted cords; to oblige; to constrain; to restrain; to confine
Understand - The sense is to support or Hold in the mind. To Hold in opinion with conviction
Catch - ...
9: ἐπιλαμβάνομαι (Strong's #1949 — Verb — epilambano — ep-ee-lam-ban'-om-ahee ) "to lay Hold" (epi, intensive, and No. 2), is translated "caught" in Acts 16:19 , AV; RV, "laid Hold. " See Hold , TAKE
Keep - To Hold to retain in one's power or possession not to lose or part with as, to keep a house or a farm to keep any thing in the memory, mind or heart. And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee. To Hold or restrain from departure to detain. To Hold in any state as, to keep in order. To Hold in one's own bosom to confine to one's own knowledge not to disclose or communicate to others not to betray as, to keep a secret to keep one's own counsel. To keep back, to reserve to withhold not to disclose or communicate. To reserve to withhold not to deliver. ...
To keep in, to prevent from escape to Hold in confinement. ...
To keep under, to restrain to Hold in subjection as, to keep under an antagonist or a conquered country to keep under the appetites and passions
Fulgentius, Fabius Claudius Gordianus, Saint - Fulgentius was invited back to Carthage to Hold a disputation, c
Fabius Claudius Gordianus Fulgentius, Saint - Fulgentius was invited back to Carthage to Hold a disputation, c
Maccabees, Books of the - ...
The third does not Hold a place in the Apocrypha, but is read in the Greek Church
Convocation - ...
The term is also applied to the annual meetings of the Bishop,Clergy and Laity of a Missionary Jurisdiction, which being amission, is not entitled to Hold a Diocesan Council or Convention
Hearing: Useless Alone - Reader, the main thing is to have and Hold the truth personally and inwardly; if this be not seen to, thou wilt die in thy sins, though ten thousand voices should direct thee to the way of salvation
Pouch - ) A bulkhead in the Hold of a vessel, to prevent grain, etc
Crook - ) The staff used by a shepherd, the hook of which serves to Hold a runaway sheep
Intelligence - The primary sense of understand is generally to take or Hold, as we say, to take one's ideas or meaning
Gallican Rite - Some Hold it to be of Roman descent, others Eastern, others a local development of the original common rite brought by the first missionaries
Halt - To stop in walking to Hold. Lame that is, Holding or stopping in walking
Ag - ) To pry or Hold open by means of a gag
Tackle - ) To seize; to lay Hold of; to grapple; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist; a dog tackles the game
Rite, Gallican - Some Hold it to be of Roman descent, others Eastern, others a local development of the original common rite brought by the first missionaries
Anguish - , "a Holding together, or compressing" (sun, "together," echo, "to Hold"), was used of the narrowing of a way. , "to Hold together," is used physically of being held, or thronged, Luke 8:45 ; 19:43 ; 22:63 ; of being taken with a malady, Matthew 4:24 ; Luke 4:38 ; Acts 28:8 ; with fear, Luke 8:37 ; of being straitened or pressed in spirit, with desire, Luke 12:50 ; Acts 18:5 ; Philippians 1:23 ; with the love of Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:14 . See CONSTRAIN , Hold , KEEP , PRESS , SICK (lie), STOP , STRAIT (be in a), STRAITENED , TAKE , THRONG
Palms, Blessed - They are then distributed to the people, who should Hold them during the reading of the Passion of Our Lord, and they should be preserved reverently at home
Dumb - See PEACE (hold one's)
Caisson - ) A chest to Hold ammunition
Pound - One Christian may be able to sing well, play well on an instrument, lead children's meetings, expound the Scriptures, and Hold evangelistic services
Ability - habilitas, ableness, fitness, from habeo, to have or Hold
Apprehend - To take or seize to take Hold of
Compel - To seize to overpower to Hold
Miracle - Some Hold that it is a violation of the natural order of physical laws
Integrity - Many Hold, that a certain artful sagacity, founded upon knowledge of the world, is the best conductor of every one who would be a successful adventurer in life, and that a strict attention to integrity would lead them into danger and distress
Abelmizraim - But some Hold that Moses by 'beyond Jordan' signifies the west because of his standpoint being on the east
Lease - ) To Hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner. ) Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure Holds good; allotted time
Cistern - A vessel to Hold water; also reservoirs
Donatio Constantini - It was composed by an unknown author, between 750-850, most probably in France, although many Hold in Rome. Some Hold it was intended to support the claims of the popes to secular power in Italy; others, to exalt the power of the popes over the emperors
Donation of Constantine - It was composed by an unknown author, between 750-850, most probably in France, although many Hold in Rome. Some Hold it was intended to support the claims of the popes to secular power in Italy; others, to exalt the power of the popes over the emperors
Devout - , "taking Hold well" (eu, "well," lambano, "to take Hold"), primarily, "cautious," signifies in the NT, "careful as to the realization of the presence and claims of God, reverencing God, pious, devout;" in Luke 2:25 it is said of Simeon; in Acts 2:5 , of certain Jews; in Acts 8:2 , of those who bore Stephen's body to burial; of Ananias, 22:12 (see No
Sit - ) To have position, as at the point blown from; to Hold a relative position; to have direction. ) To Hold a session; to be in session for official business; - said of legislative assemblies, courts, etc
Mill - (Isaiah 47:1,2 ) "facing each other; both have Hold of the handle by which the upper is turned round on the 'nether' millstone. Both retain their Hold, and pull to or push from , as men do with the whip or cross-cut saw
Marinus, a Military Martyr - "Hold fast then—hold fast to God," said Theotecnus, "and strengthened by Him mayest thou obtain what thou hast chosen: go in peace
John Colombini, Blessed - He belonged to an old patrician family and his wealth enabled him to Hold a position of great prominence and influence, but his married life was marred by his avarice, ambition, and proneness to anger
Liberius, Pope - Both early and recent historians Hold conflicting views on the allegation that he condemned Athanasius, and signed an Arian formula; certain documents discrediting him are forgeries
Change: Love of - Neither do they make any stir among their possessions, nor look over them to see what may be made of them, nor keep any great store, nor are householders with storehouses of things new and old; but they catch at the new-fashioned garments, and let the moth and thief look after the rest; and the hardest-hearted men are those that least feel the endearing and binding power of custom, and Hold on by no cords of affection to any shore, but drive with the waves that cast up mire and dirt
Strait, Straitened - 1: συνέχω (Strong's #4912 — Verb — sunecho — soon-ekh'-o ) "to Hold together, constrain," is translated "I am in a strait" in Philippians 1:23 (Passive Voice), i
Balloon - ) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to Hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form
Cinch - ) To get a sure Hold upon; to get into a tight place, as for forcing submission
Grace, Controversies on - Augustinianism and Thomism Hold that grace derives its efficacy from its own intrinsic nature (ab intrinseco), the former ascribing it to a moral and the latter to a physical influence of grace upon the free will
Tradition - And in some instances! they were more tenacious to Hold and regard them than even the word of God
Cisterns - Israel is charged with forsaking God, the fountain of blessing, and making for themselves cisterns which could Hold no water
Forcible - The abdication of James, his advocates Hold to have been forcible. Forcible detainer, is a violent withholding of the lands, &c
Heresy - to take, to Hold L
Justice - ) A person duly commissioned to Hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice
Jehoahaz - (jih hoh uh haz) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh grasps Hold
Wont - (3) In Acts 16:13 the AV, "was wont," translates the texts which have the Passive Voice of nomizo with its meaning "to Hold by custom;" the RV, "we supposed," translates the texts which have the imperfect tense, Active, with the meaning "to consider, suppose
Sick, Sickly, Sickness - ...
A — 3: συνέχω (Strong's #4912 — Verb — sunecho — soon-ekh'-o ) "to Hold in, Hold fast," is used, in the Passive Voice, of "being seized or afficted by ills," Acts 28:8 , "sick" (of the father of Publius, cp. (2) The adverb kakos, "evilly ill," with echo, "to Hold, to have," is rendered "to be sick," in Matthew 4:24 , RV, "that were sick;" Matthew 8:16 ; 9:12 ; 14:35 ; Mark 1:32 , RV (AV, "diseased"); Mark 1:34 ; 2:17 ; 6:55 ; Luke 5:31 ; 7:2
Basin - ) A hollow vessel or dish, to Hold water for washing, and for various other uses
Tirhakah - Tirhakah was quite unable to resist the attacks of Esarhaddon and Ashurbanipal; even Thebes was sacked, but the Assyrians were equally unable to Hold the country they bad won
Persons - A — 1: προσωπολήμπτης (Strong's #4381 — Noun Masculine — prosoplemptes — pros-o-pol-ape'-tace ) denotes "a respecter of persons" (prosopon, "a face" or "person," lambano, "to lay Hold of"), Acts 10:34
Forbearance - In Romans 2:4 ; Romans 3:25 forbearance refers to God's patience expressed in God's willingness to Hold back judgment for a time
Bridle - ) The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which Holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc. ) To Hold up the head, and draw in the chin, as an expression of pride, scorn, or resentment; to assume a lofty manner; - usually with up
Idealism - More modified theories admit the problematical existence of the material, sensible world, but Hold that things are known only as they appear to us and not as they are in themselves
Bobbin - Each thread is wound on a separate bobbin which hangs down Holding the thread at a slight tension. It is used to Hold yarn or thread, as in spinning or warping machines, looms, sewing machines, etc
Arrest - ) To seize on and fix; to Hold; to catch; as, to arrest the eyes or attention
Platform - ) A light deck, usually placed in a section of the Hold or over the floor of the magazine
Bridle - ...
BRI'DLE, To Hold up the head, and draw in the chin
Citizen - In the United States, a person, native or naturalized, who has the privilege of exercising the elective franchise, or the qualifications which enable him to vote for rulers, and to purchase and Hold real estate
Contest - To dispute to strive earnestly to Hold or maintain to struggle to defend
Enjoy - To have, possess and use with satisfaction to have,hold or occupy, as a good or profitable thing, or as something desirable
Horror - Genesis 15 ...
Horror hath taken Hold on me, because of the wicked that forsake thy law
Stink - Ointment or perfume is spoiled by any dead animal being in it, so evil actions injure the hearts of those who Hold the actor in honor
Gospel - Specifically, the gospel is defined by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4: "Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you Hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain
Toe - ) To Hold or carry the toes (in a certain way)
Save - ) To Hold possession or use of; to escape loss of
Divination - The Hold that such practices had upon the public mind was very strong
Trophimus - Paul was in the temple there, the Jews laid Hold of him, crying out, "Men of Israel, help; this is the man that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place; and farther, brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place," Acts 21:28-29
Understand - ) To recognize or Hold as being or signifying; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to explain
Trophimus - When the apostle was in the temple there, the Jews laid Hold of him, crying out, "He hath brought Greeks into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place;" because, having seen him in the city accompanied by Trophimus, they imagined that he had introduced him into the temple
Horn - Of animals were used as drinking vessels, and to Hold ointments, perfumes, etc
Breastplate - At each corner was a gold ring answering to a ring upon the ephod, these four pairs of rings serving to Hold the breastplate in its place on the front of the ephod, by means of four blue ribands, one at each corner
Tenant - A person Holding land or other real estate under another, either by grant, lease or at will one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements whose title is in another as a tenant in tail tenant in common tenant by the curtesy tenant in parcenary tenant for life tenant at will tenant in dower. ...
Tenant in capite, or tenant in chief, by the laws of England, is one who Holds immediately of the king. ...
TEN'ANT, To Hold or possess as a tenant
Bag - ( 2 Kings 5:23 ) They were long cone-like bags of the size to Hold a precise amount of money, and tied or sealed for that amount, as we stamp the value on a coin
Overtake - 1: καταλαμβάνω (Strong's #2638 — Verb — katalambano — kat-al-am-ban'-o ) "to lay Hold of," has the significance of "overtaking," metaphorically, in John 12:35 (RV, "overtake," AV, "come upon") and 1 Thessalonians 5:4
Bind - ) To confine, restrain, or Hold by physical force or influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams. : To oblige, restrain, or Hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by affection; commerce binds nations to each other
Heed - See BEHOLD , BEWARE , LIE , LOOK , PERCEIVE , REGARD , SEE. See BEHOLD , SEE. , "to Hold to," signifies "to turn to, turn one's attention to;" hence, "to give heed;" it is rendered "take heed" in Matthew 6:1 ; Luke 17:3 ; 21:34 ; Acts 5:35 20:28 ; 2 Peter 1:19 ; to give heed to, in Acts 8:6,10 ; in ver. See Hold (forth), MARK , STAY
Keep - ) To Hold; to restrain from departure or removal; not to let go of; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose; to retain; to detain. ) To cause to remain in a given situation or condition; to maintain unchanged; to Hold or preserve in any state or tenor. ) To continue in, as a course or mode of action; not to intermit or fall from; to Hold to; to maintain; as, to keep silence; to keep one's word; to keep possession. ) That which keeps or protects; a stronghold; a fortress; a castle; specifically, the strongest and securest part of a castle, often used as a place of residence by the lord of the castle, especially during a siege; the donjon
Controller - The links of the cable tend to drop into hollows in the block, and thus Hold fast until disengaged
Christadelphians - Not accepting the doctrine of the Trinity, they Hold that Christ was Son of God and Son of man
Friar - The Council of Trent permitted all the orders to Hold property corporately, except the Friars Minor and the Capuchins
Order of Friars Minor - The friars have served as preachers, missioners, confessors, ambassadors, mediators, legates, and inquisitors against heresy; they Hold a noteworthy record in the cultivation of the sciences, and have also devoted themselves to the support of the poor and the care of the sick and orphans
Franciscans - The friars have served as preachers, missioners, confessors, ambassadors, mediators, legates, and inquisitors against heresy; they Hold a noteworthy record in the cultivation of the sciences, and have also devoted themselves to the support of the poor and the care of the sick and orphans
Marist Fathers - The Society of Mary has taken a firm Hold in the United States and even extended into Mexico
Fathers, Marist - The Society of Mary has taken a firm Hold in the United States and even extended into Mexico
Hre - From the first, it was an abstract concept; the relationship between Pope and Emperor was defined in various ways at different times, and but seldom agreed to by both; even the territorial extent of the Empire was always vague, though it may be stated roughly as comprising: all the German-speaking lands in Europe; certain territories to the west of these; and a shadowy claim, never substantiated, to the whole of Italy, though at one period the emperors had a firm Hold on Sicily and resided there
Fasten - It always has a strongly intensive meaning, and is translated "to fasten the eyes upon" in the AV and RV in Luke 4:20 ; Acts 3:4 ; 11:6 ; so in the RV, where the AV has different renderings, in Acts 6:15 (for AV, "looking steadfastly"); 10:4 ("looked"); 13:9 ("set his eyes"); 14:9 ("steadfastly beholding"). See BEHOLD , LOOK. ...
2: καθάπτω (Strong's #2510 — Verb — kathapto — kath-ap'-to ) "to fasten on, lay Hold of, attack," is used of the serpent which fastened on Paul's hand, Acts 28:3
Entangle - ...
3: ἐνέχω (Strong's #1758 — Verb — enecho — en-ekh'-o ) "to Hold in," is said (a) of being "entangled" in a yoke of bondage, such as Judaism, Galatians 5:1
Flee, Fled - 1), is used (a) literally in Acts 14:6 ; (b) metaphorically in Hebrews 6:18 , of "fleeing" for refuge to lay Hold upon hope
Eustathians - He drew them out of the other assemblies of Christians, to Hold secret ones with him, and made them wear a particular habit: he appointed them to fast on Sundays; and taught them that the ordinary fasts of the church were needless after they had attained to a certain degree of purity which he pretended to
Adullam - Some of these caverns are large enough to Hold 200 or 300 men
Horn in the Bible - Criminals were free from danger as long as they took Hold of these horns (3Kings 1; 2
Holy Roman Empire - From the first, it was an abstract concept; the relationship between Pope and Emperor was defined in various ways at different times, and but seldom agreed to by both; even the territorial extent of the Empire was always vague, though it may be stated roughly as comprising: all the German-speaking lands in Europe; certain territories to the west of these; and a shadowy claim, never substantiated, to the whole of Italy, though at one period the emperors had a firm Hold on Sicily and resided there
Page - ) A contrivance, as a band, pin, snap, or the like, to Hold the skirt of a woman's dress from the ground. ) A serving boy; formerly, a youth attending a person of high degree, especially at courts, as a position of honor and education; now commonly, in England, a youth employed for doing errands, waiting on the door, and similar service in households; in the United States, a boy employed to wait upon the members of a legislative body
Prize - ) A lever; a pry; also, the Hold of a lever
Extend - ) To Hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand
Entertain - ) To keep, Hold, or maintain in the mind with favor; to keep in the mind; to harbor; to cherish; as, to entertain sentiments
Doubt - ) To question or Hold questionable; to withhold assent to; to hesitate to believe, or to be inclined not to believe; to withhold confidence from; to distrust; as, I have heard the story, but I doubt the truth of it
Archer - The true Christian should never lose an opportunity to expose the evils of the false religious sects who deceive the people and Hold them in darkness and superstition
Bonds - The grave clothes of death held him as the old habits and ways of people Hold them. ...
Colossians 3:14 (b) Love is described as a bond which Holds us in the right relationship to GOD and to others and makes us what we should be
Discourse - ) To express one's self in oral discourse; to expose one's views; to talk in a continuous or formal manner; to Hold forth; to speak; to converse
Ophel - Micah used the Hebrew term to name “the strong Hold of the daughter of Zion” (Nehemiah 4:8 )
Administration - It describes the ability to lead or Hold a position of leadership
Cleave - To stick to adhere to Hold to
Embrace - To seize eagerly to lay Hold on to receive or take with willingness that which is offered as, to embrace the christian religion to embrace the opportunity of doing a favor
Endure - Psalms 9 ...
He shall Hold it his house fast, but it shall not endure
Esteem - To Hold in opinion to repute to think
Menandrians - He taught, that no person could be saved unless he were baptised in his name; and he conferred a peculiar sort of baptism, which would render those who received it immortal in the next world; exhibiting himself to the world with the phrenzy of a lunatic more than the founder of a sect as a promised saviour; for it appears by the testimonies of Irenxus, Justin, and Tertullian, that he pretended to be one of the xons sent from the pleroma, or ecclesiastical regious, to succour the souls that lay groaning under bodily oppression and servitude; and to maintain them against the violence and stratagems of the daemons that Hold the reins of empire in this sublunary world
Temple - ) One of the side bars of a pair of spectacles, jointed to the bows, and passing one on either side of the head to Hold the spectacles in place
Empire, Holy Roman - From the first, it was an abstract concept; the relationship between Pope and Emperor was defined in various ways at different times, and but seldom agreed to by both; even the territorial extent of the Empire was always vague, though it may be stated roughly as comprising: all the German-speaking lands in Europe; certain territories to the west of these; and a shadowy claim, never substantiated, to the whole of Italy, though at one period the emperors had a firm Hold on Sicily and resided there
Nail - ) To fasten, as with a nail; to bind or Hold, as to a bargain or to acquiescence in an argument or assertion; hence, to catch; to trap
Basket, Basketful - , "sphere"); hence a reed basket, plaited, a capacious kind of hamper, sometimes large enough to Hold a man, Matthew 15:37 ; 16:10 ; Mark 8:8,20 (RV, "basketfuls"); Acts 9:25
Reign - To possess or exercise sovereign power or authority to rule to exercise government, as a king or emperor or to Hold the supreme power. Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness
Society of Mary (Fathers) - The Society of Mary has taken a firm Hold in the United States and even extended into Mexico
Tend - And flaming ministers to watch and tend ...
Their earthly charge-- ...
There is a pleasure in that simplicity, in beholding princes tending their flocks. To Hold and take care of as, to tend a child
Tradition - Stand fast, and Hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word or our epistle
Pelican - It is capacious enough to Hold fish sufficient for the dinner of half a dozen men
Keys of the Church - If he chooses he can Hold servicesevery day; he can celebrate the Holy Eucharist every day or as oftenas he thinks best, and no one can interfere with him
Piece - ...
2: δραχμή (Strong's #1406 — Noun Feminine — drachme — drakh-may' ) a drachma, firstly, "an Attic weight," as much as one can Hold in the hand (connected with drassomai, "to grasp with the hand, lay Hold of," 1 Corinthians 3:19 ), then, "a coin," nearly equal to the Roman denarius (see PENNY), is translated "pieces of silver" in Luke 15:8,1 st part; "piece," 2nd part and Luke 15:9
Watch, Watchers, Watchful, Watchings - See CAGE , Hold , IMPRISONMENT, PRISON. " See Hold , No
Have - ) ...
1: ἔχω (Strong's #2192 — Verb — echo — ekh'-o ) the usual verb for "to have," is used with the following meanings: (a) "to Hold, in the hand," etc. , Revelation 1:16 ; 5:8 ; (b) "to Hold fast, keep," Luke 19:20 ; metaphorically, of the mind and conduct, e. , Mark 16:8 ; John 14:21 ; Romans 1:28 ; 1 Timothy 3:9 ; 2 Timothy 1:13 ; (c) "to Hold on, cling to, be next to," e. , "the things Holding themselves of salvation" (RV, marg. , "towns Holding nigh;" of time, e. , "the Holding (day);" Acts 13:44 ; 20:15 ; 21:26 ; (d) "to Hold, to count, consider, regard," e. which contain the passage), katecho, "to Hold fast," is used in the Passive Voice, in the phrase "whatsoever disease he had," lit
Clamp - ) Something rigid that Holds fast or binds things together; a piece of wood or metal, used to Hold two or more pieces together
King's Sons Free From Tribute, Parable of the - It implies Christ's claim to Divine Sonship (admitted by all commentators except such extremists as Hold that the Christ of the Synoptists Holds out no such claim)
Rephaim, Valley of - He sought refuge in "the Hold" at Adullam (2 Samuel 5:17-22 ), and the Philistines took up their position in the valley of Rephaim, on the west and south-west of Jerusalem
Prison, Prison-House - , Matthew 14:10 ; Mark 6:17 ; Acts 5:19 ; 2 Corinthians 11:23 ; in 2 Corinthians 6:5 ; Hebrews 11:36 it stands for the condition of imprisonment; in Revelation 2:10 ; 18:2 , "hold" (twice, RV, marg
Restrain - ...
2: κατέχω (Strong's #2722 — Verb — katecho — kat-ekh'-o ) "to Hold fast or down," is translated "restraineth" in 2 Thessalonians 2:6,7
Tabor - " There are some who still Hold that this was the scene of the transfiguration (q
Hypostasis - Thus we Hold that there is but one nature or essence in God, but three hypostases or persons
Church Building Fund - In order to Hold property and carry on the workof loaning money on mortgage in a safe and legal manner, it wasnecessary to organize a corporation and this was done under thelaws of the State of New York, the title of the organization beingthat given above
Sequester - ) To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an indifferent person; to seize or take possession of, as property belonging to another, and Hold it till the profits have paid the demand for which it is taken, or till the owner has performed the decree of court, or clears himself of contempt; in international law, to confiscate
Procession - The Arians of that city, being forced to Hold their meetings without the town, went thither night and morning, singing anthems
Handle - ) To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or Hold with the hand
Fix - ) To Hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker
Crimp - ) To pinch and Hold; to seize
Basilius of Ancyra, a Presybter - The Arian council under Eudoxius at Constantinople in 360 forbade him to Hold any ecclesiastical assembly
Bite - To enter the ground and Hold fast, as the bill and palm of an anchor
Constrain - To Hold by force to press to confine
Handle - To touch to feel with the hand to use or Hold with the hand
Adoration - (1 Kings 2:19 ) It was accompanied by such acts as a kiss, (Exodus 18:7 ) laying Hold of the knees or feet of the person to whom the adoration was paid, (Matthew 28:9 ) and kissing the ground on which he stood
Annas - After his deposition Annas continued to Hold the title; and although Caiaphas, his son-in-law, was the actual high priest, he was the ruling power
Staff, Pastoral - The bishop always carries the crosier in the left hand with the crook turned outward towards the people, in accordance with the above symbolism; other prelates using the crosier Hold it with the crook turned inwards
Watchmen - ...
At this day the watchmen of Jerusalem "keep not silence," nor do they "hold their peace day nor night;" especially at night and when danger is apprehended, they are required to call to each other every few minutes, and the cry passes from one to another entirely around the city walls
Peace - ...
To Hold the peace, to be silent to suppress one's thoughts not to speak
Tenor - tenor, from teneo, to Hold
Promise - The "children of the promise" are either Isaac's posterity, as distinguished from Ishmael's; Jews converted to Christianity; or all true believers, who by faith lay Hold on the promise of salvation in Christ
Weather - ...
To weather out, to endure to Hold out to the end as, to weather out a storm
Spirit, Fruits of the - , "meekness andtemperance"—"meekness," by which is meant a due estimate of theplace which self ought to Hold, and "Temperance," the rigorousdetermination to see to it that self is kept in place
Gallienus p. Licinius, Emperor - e , the right of the Corpus Christianorum to Hold property was fully recognized. Though Aurelian's bigoted sun-worship and hatred of the church were well known, and his death alone prevented a great rupture, the Catholics were so secure of their legal position as actually to appeal to the emperor in person to decide their dispute; and Aurelian, as the law then stood, not only recognized the right of the church to Hold property, but also to decide internal disputes (though they concerned property) according to her own methods
Drag - ) To be drawn along, as a rope or dress, on the ground; to trail; to be moved onward along the ground, or along the bottom of the sea, as an anchor that does not Hold. ) To serve as a clog or hindrance; to Hold back
Caves - "Beyond Damascus," says Strabo, "are two mountains, called Trachones, from which the country has the name of Trachonitis; and from hence, toward Arabia and Iturea, are certain rugged mountains, in which there are deep caverns; one of which will Hold four thousand men. " Tavernier, in his "Travels in Persia," speaks of a grotto between Aleppo and Bir, that would Hold near three thousand horse. " These extracts may be useful in explaining such passages of Scripture as the following: "Because of the Midianites, the children of Israel made them dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong Holds," Judges 6:2
Partake, Partaker - ...
B — 4: ἀντιλαμβάνω (Strong's #482 — Verb — antilambano — an-tee-lam-ban'-om-ahee ) "to take Hold of, to lay Hold of" something before one, has the meaning "to partake of" in 1 Timothy 6:2 , RV, "partake of," marg. , "lay Hold of," AV, "are
Take - ) To take Hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take. ) In an active sense; To lay Hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's Hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey
Help, Holpen - A — 1: ἀντίλημψις (Strong's #484 — Noun Feminine — antilepsis | antilempsis — an-til'-ape-sis ) properly signifies "a laying Hold of, an exchange" (anti, "in exchange," or, in its local sense, "in front," and lambano, "to take, lay Hold of," so as to support); then, "a help" (akin to B, No. Acts 20:35 ; not official functionaries are in view in the term "helps," but rather the functioning of those who, like the household of Stephanas, devote themselves to minister to the saints. ...
B — 3: συναντιλαμβάνομαι (Strong's #4878 — Verb — sunantilambano — soon-an-tee-lam-ban'-om-ahee ) signifies "to take Hold with at the side for assistance" (sun, "with," and No
Converse - ) To keep company; to Hold intimate intercourse; to commune; - followed by with
Fast - The law of fasting does not Hold for communion received in the probable danger of death or to save the Sacrament from irreverence
Habit - habitus, from habeo,to have to Hold
Levit'Icus - Those critics even who Hold a different opinion as to the other books of the Pentateuch assign this book in the main to him
Fenced Cities - , were enabled to Hold possession of Jerusalem till the time of David (2 Samuel 5:6,7 ; 1 Chronicles 11:5 )
Horn - Probably with some dainty ornamentation, they were used to Hold eye-paint ( Job 42:14 , Keren-happuch )
Distinction - Men who Hold a high rank by birth or office, and men who are eminent fro their talents, services or worth, are called men of distinction, as being raised above others by positive institutions or by reputation
Firepan - ...
When used to Hold live charcoal for the burning of incense the coal-pan becomes a censer (Leviticus 10:1 ; Leviticus 16:12 etc
Hosts, Lord of - It came in with prophetic testimony, faith laying Hold of Jehovah's glory when Israel had corrupted themselves, and were in a weak and low estate
Seguestration - ) A prerogative process empowering certain commissioners to take and Hold a defendant's property and receive the rents and profits thereof, until he clears himself of a contempt or performs a decree of the court
Sheaf - Sweetly teaching us that Christ is first to be eyed in the blessing and then he will be enjoyed in the blessing; so that both law and gospel Hold forth the same blessed teaching; "Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase; so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine
Spider - In Proverbs 30:28 translated semamith , "the gecko ('lizard") taketh Hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces
Appointment - ) The act of appointing; designation of a person to Hold an office or discharge a trust; as, he erred by the appointment of unsuitable men
Depend - To adhere to Hold to to be retained
Ship - ) A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to Hold incense
Anabaptists - Many of them object to the name, because the baptism of infants by sprinkling is, in their opinion, no baptism; and others Hold nothing in common excepting some one or other of the above mentioned opinions concerning baptism
Promise - All true believers, who are born again by the supernatural power of God, and who by faith lay Hold on the promise of salvation in Jesus Christ
Rosh - "The orientals Hold," says D'Herbelot, "that Japheth had a son called Rous, not mentioned by Moses, who peopled Russia, that is, Muscovy
Label - , attached to a document to Hold the appended seal; also, the seal
Keel - ) In a dirigible, a construction similar in form and use to a ship's keel; in an aeroplane, a fin or fixed surface employed to increase stability and to Hold the machine to its course
Pelican - Its great peculiarity is its broad, flat bill, fifteen inches long; and the pouch of the female under the bill, used for the temporary storage of food, and said to be able to Hold fifteen quarts
Sanctuary - Usually there was a large ring or knocker on the church door, the Holding of which gave the right of asylum. As time went on, the semi-circular niche could no longer Hold the numbers of the higher and lower clergy, and a portion of the middle nave was enclosed with rails and added to the sanctuary
Occupy - To keep in possession to possess to Hold or keep for use
Scorn - to Hold in extreme contempt to despise to contemn to disdain
Endure, Enduring - ...
A — 5: ἀνέχω (Strong's #430 — Verb — anecho — an-ekh'-om-ahee ) "to Hold up" (ana, "up," echo, "to Hold or have"), always in the Middle Voice in the NT, is rendered "endure" in 2 Thessalonians 1:4 , of persecutions and tribulations; in 2 Timothy 4:3 , of sound doctrine
Hang - ) To Hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame. ) To Hold for support; to depend; to cling; - usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point
Sincerity - ) signifies properly a judgment made of things by the light and splendour of the sun: as, in traffic, men Hold up goods they are buying, to the light of the sun, to see if they can discover any defect in them
Chuck - ) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a lathe, for Holding a tool or the material to be operated upon. ) To place in a chuck, or Hold by means of a chuck, as in turning; to bore or turn (a hole) in a revolving piece held in a chuck
Eliab - One of the Gadites who joined David, during his outlaw life, in the Hold in the wilderness ( 1 Chronicles 12:9 )
Pinch - ) To take Hold; to grip, as a dog does
Band - ...
The bands of a saddle are two pieces of iron nailed upon the bows, to Hold them in their proper situation
Engage - ) To gain over; to win and attach; to attract and Hold; to draw
Contrary - No contraries Hold more antipathy, than I and such a knave
Armenia - This latter gained a great Hold among the Armenians who rejected the Council of Chalcedon, which condemned it and adopted the Monophysite doctrine of a single nature in Christ, thereby breaking away from the papal allegiance and establishing a separate church, called the Gregorian, after Gregory the Illuminator
Tiglathpileser, Tilgathpilneser - Some Assyrian scholars Hold that Tiglath-pileser is the same person as PUL
Vice - ) A kind of instrument for Holding work, as in filing. ) To Hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice
Receive - ) To admit; to take in; to Hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in
Arabians - Many of these became 'princes,' and there can be no doubt that their descendants still Hold the land
Cassianus, Bishop of Autun - A stain in the form of a cross appeared on it, which is said to have prompted Germanus to Hold a conversation with the saint in his tomb
Feast - ” That is its meaning in its first biblical occurrence, when Moses said to Pharaoh: “We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our Rocks and with our herds will we go; for we must Hold a feast unto the Lord” ( Rechabites - ...
God instructed Jeremiah to Hold up the obedience of the Rechabites as an example to the men of Judah
Socialist Soviet Republic of Armenia - This latter gained a great Hold among the Armenians who rejected the Council of Chalcedon, which condemned it and adopted the Monophysite doctrine of a single nature in Christ, thereby breaking away from the papal allegiance and establishing a separate church, called the Gregorian, after Gregory the Illuminator
King - Kings are hereditary sovereigns, when they Hold the powers of government by right of birth or inheritance, and elective, when raised to the throne by choice
Cistern - ...
The biblical writers revealed that cisterns were used for purposes other than Holding water. In Jeremiah 14:1 , the pagan gods were symbolized as broken cisterns that could not Hold water
Sea - This was called the brazen sea, and used to Hold water for the priests to wash themselves
Timber - Of all the species of trees useful as timber, in our climate, the white oak and the white pine Hold the first place in importance
Vestry - The purpose and duties of the Vestry as commonlyunderstood may be stated as follows: It is the duty of the Wardensand Vestry (it ought to be always with the advice of the Bishop) toconsider and determine upon the election of a minister when theRectorship is vacant; to see that the minister is well and properlysupported, sufficiently and punctually paid; to make and execute allcontracts for the erection of church edifices, rectories and otherchurch buildings; to provide for their furnishing and repair and duepreservation; to Hold all Church property as Trustees of the Parish,and as such generally to transact all temporal and financialbusiness of the Parish
Bear - ) To support or sustain; to Hold up. ) To possess mentally; to carry or Hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor...
Merits - Would you have the goodness to stand here and Hold hard on this rope; pray do not leave it, but pull as hard as ever you can till I tell you to let it go. ' So our friend clenched his teeth, and put his feet firmly down, and kept on Holding this rope with all his might, till he earnestly wished for a substitute. The storm abated; the ship was safe, and our friend was released from his rope-holding. Even the captain did not seem very grateful; so our hero ventured, in a roundabout style to hint, that such valuable services as his, having saved the vessel, ought to be rewarded at least with some few words of acknowledgment; when he was shocked to hear the captain say, 'What, sir, do you think you saved the vessel? Why, I gave you that rope to Hold to keep you engaged, that you might not be in such a feverish state of alarm. They think they can certainly save themselves, and there they stand Holding the rope with their clenched teeth and their feet tightly fixed, while they are really doing no more than our officious friend, who was thus befooled. If ever you get to heaven, you will find that everything you did towards your own salvation, apart from the Lord Jesus, was about as useful as Holding the rope; that in fact, the safety of the soul lies somewhere else, and not in you; and that what is wanted with you is just to get out of the way, and let Christ come in and magnify his grace
Bed - Hence the phrase, to Hold a bed of justice. It was four or five feet high, and would Hold three or four persons
Can - A man can or cannot Hold an office. To have sufficient capacity as, a vessel can not Hold or contain the whole quantity
Strong, To Be - ...
Châzaq (חָזַק, Strong's #2388), “to be strong, strengthen, harden, take Hold of” This verb is found 290 times in the Old Testament. To His Servant, the Messiah, God said: “I … will Hold thine hand …” ( Holden …” ( Hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent” ( Universalists - Some of its friends have maintained it, also, under the name of universal salvation; but perhaps the former name is that by which it should be distinguished; for the Universalists do not Hold any universal exemption from future punishment, but merely the recovery of all those that shall have been exposed to it. Nor need we be surprised that libertines and atheists Hold it, and that they strive to bring others over to their opinion. " The Mennonites in Holland have long held the doctrine of the Universalists; the people called Dunkers, or Tunkers, in America, descended from the German Baptists, Hold it; and also the Shakers. The Arminians are sometimes called "Universalists," on account of their Holding the tenet of general redemption; in opposition to the Calvinists, who, from their specifically restricting the saving grace of God to certain fore ordained individuals, receive the denomination of "Particularists
Barb - ) To furnish with barbs, or with that which will Hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc
Muteness - By extension, to be mute means to Hold one's peace (Psalm 39:2 ,Psalms 39:2,39:9 ; Isaiah 53:7 ; Acts 8:32 ), especially in the face of injustice
Demand - ) The right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to Hold a demand against a person
Hook - ) To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or Hold, as with a hook, esp. ) A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, Holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc
Hawk - ) A small board, with a handle on the under side, to Hold mortar
Violence, Violent, Violently - ), Hold that the reference is to the antagonism of the enemies of the kingdom, but Luke 16:16 (Middle Voice: RV, "entereth violently") indicates the meaning as referring to those who make an effort to enter the kingdom in spite of violent opposition: see PRESS , A, No
Justice - A person commissioned to Hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice to individuals as the Chief Justice of the king's bench, or of the common pleas, in England the Chief Justice of the supreme court in the United States, &c
Paulinus, Bishop Eustathian Party at Antioch - He was one of Eustathius's presbyters, and, subsequently to the death of Eustathius, was recognized as the head of the Eustathians, who, refusing to Hold communion with Meletius, with whom they were doctrinally agreed, in consequence of his having been appointed and consecrated by Arians, remained some time without a bishop, Holding their meetings for worship in a small church within the walls of Antioch, the use of which had been granted by the Arian bp
Vinegar - ‘Hold!’|| Hold - ) To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to Hold office. ) To prosecute, have, take, or join in, as something which is the result of united action; as to, Hold a meeting, a festival, a session, etc. ; hence, to direct and bring about officially; to conduct or preside at; as, the general held a council of war; a judge Holds a court; a clergyman Holds a service. ) To receive and retain; to contain as a vessel; as, this pail Holds milk; hence, to be able to receive and retain; to have capacity or containing power for. ) To bear, carry, or manage; as he Holds himself erect; he Holds his head high. ) The act of Holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of Holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; gripe; possession; - often used with the verbs take and lay. ) A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; - often called a stronghold
Doubt - dubitare , ‘to Hold two (opinions),’ ‘hesitate’). ]'>[2] , more literally, reads ‘hold us in suspense
Indifference - Indifferentism may deny that man need be concerned about religion at all of any kind, and then it is absolute, or it may Hold that all religions are equally good, or, again, that any form of Christianity is as true and good as another
Indifferentism - Indifferentism may deny that man need be concerned about religion at all of any kind, and then it is absolute, or it may Hold that all religions are equally good, or, again, that any form of Christianity is as true and good as another
Celibacy - They also lose any office they may Hold without any declaration being necessary
Epaphroditus - Paul charges them, "Receive him in the Lord with all gladness; and Hold such in reputation, because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me" (their lack having been not of the will but of the opportunity, Philippians 4:10)
Sabbatarians - They Hold, in common with other Christians, the distinguishing doctrines of Christianity
Ambrose, Saint - When striving to Hold an orderly election of a bishop to that see in 374, the people acclaimed him, although, out of reverence for Baptism, he was still only a catechumen preparing for it
Felix (26) i, Bishop of Aptunga - The emperor gave orders to Aelianus, the proconsul of Africa, to Hold an inquiry on the spot, which took place on Feb
School - ) The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who Hold a common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc
Form - Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me
Gerasa - ...
Gerasa is not mentioned in the Bible, unless the identification with Ramoth-gilead Hold
Armenians - The inhabitants of Armenia, whose religion is the Christian, of the Eutychian sect; that is, they Hold but one nature in Jesus Christ
Receiver - ) In portable breech-loading firearms, the steel frame screwed to the breech end of the barrel, which receives the bolt or block, gives means of securing for firing, facilitates loading, and Holds the ejector, cut-off, etc. ) A person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to receive, and Hold in trust, money or other property which is the subject of litigation, pending the suit; a person appointed to take charge of the estate and effects of a corporation, and to do other acts necessary to winding up its affairs, in certain cases
Abomination of Desolation - The desolator is the Assyrian, Isaiah 8:7,8 ; Isaiah 28:2,18 the northern king who will then Hold the territory of Assyria
School - ) The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who Hold a common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc
Athanasians - Many, however, Hold the doctrine of the Athanasian Creed, and approve its terms, who object to its damnatory clauses
Simon the Apostle, Saint - The Greeks, Copts, and Ethiopians identify him with Nathanael of Cana; the Abyssinians relate that he suffered crucifixion as Bishop of Jerusalem, after he had preached the gospel in Samaria, confusing him with Simeon, Bishop of Jerusalem; according to the Greeks he preached on the Black Sea, and in Egypt, Northern Africa, and even in Britain; the Latin and Armenian traditions Hold that he labored in Persia
Tender - To Hold to esteem
Worse - A — 1: χείρων (Strong's #5501 — Adjective — cheiron — khi'-rone ) used as the comparative degree of kakos, "evil," describes (a) the condition of certain men, Matthew 12:45 ; Luke 11:26 ; 2 Peter 2:20 ; (b) evil men themselves and seducers, 2 Timothy 3:13 ; (c) indolent men who refuse to provide for their own households, and are worse than unbelievers, 1 Timothy 5:8 , RV; (d) a rent in a garment, Matthew 9:16 ; Mark 2:21 ; (e) an error, Matthew 27:64 ; (f) a person suffering from a malady, Mark 5:26 ; (g) a possible physical affiction, John 5:14 ; (h) a punishment, Hebrews 10:29 , "sorer. ...
B — 2: προέρχομαι (Strong's #4281 — Verb — proecho — pro-er'-khom-ahee ) "to Hold before, promote," is rendered "are we better" in Romans 3:9 , AV (Passive Voice); RV, "are we in worse case
Juliana, Mother of the Virgin Demetrias - 406), exhorting her to Hold fast and aid in allaying the waves of controversy (Chrys
Remnant - The idea of a remnant is found also in the address to the church in Thyatira, and to that remnant ('the rest') it was said, "That which ye have already Hold fast till I come
Millennium - ...
Evangelical Christians Hold three main views: amillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, and historic premillennialism. Historic premillennialism Holds to a literal, future reign of Christ on earth, during which Satan is bound a thousand years and the saints reign with Christ. Many who Hold this view, however, allow for symbolism in the use of the number 1,000
Fill - Hence, to put or pour in, till the thing will Hold no more as, to fill a basket, a bottle, a vessel. To Hold to possess and perform the duties of to officiate in, as an incumbent as, a king fills a throne the president fills the office of chief magistrate the speaker of the house fills the chair
Hang - In seamen's language, to Hold fast without belaying to pull forcibly. To be just united, so as barely to Hold together
Lap - ) A piece of brass, lead, or other soft metal, used to Hold a cutting or polishing powder in cutting glass, gems, and the like, or in polishing cutlery, etc. ) To infold; to Hold as in one's lap; to cherish
Antinomians - are those who maintain that the law is of no use or obligation under the Gospel dispensation, or who Hold doctrines that clearly supersede the necessity of good works and a virtuous life. Agricola, in defending himself, complained that opinions were imputed to him which he did not Hold
Blame, Blameless - , "that cannot be laid Hold of," hence, "not open to censure, irreproachable" (from a, negative, n, euphonic, and epilambano, "to lay Hold of"), is used in 1 Timothy 3:2 ; 5:7 ; 6:14 (in all three places the RV has "without reproach;" in the first two AV, "blameless," in the last, "unrebukeable;" an alternative rendering would be "irrephensible")
Pergamum - The Church at Pergamus is charged with having ‘them that Hold the doctrine of Balaam , who taught Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication’; and also ‘them that Hold the doctrine of the Nic olaitans
do, Done - See ABIDE , APPOINT , BEAR , BRING , CAUSE , COMMIT , CONTINUE , DEAL , EXECUTE, EXERCISE , FULFILL , GAIN , GIVE , Hold , KEEP , MAKE , MEAN , OBSERVE , ORDAIN , PERFORM , PROVIDE , PURPOSE , PUT , SHOW , SHOOT FORTH , SPEND , TAKE , TARRY , WORK , YIELD. means "to Hold near" (para, "beside," and echo, "to have"), i. (3) In Acts 15:36 , echo, "to have, to Hold," sometimes used to express the condition in which a person is, how he is faring, is translated "(how) they do," AV; RV, "how they fare
Leo Iii, Pope Saint - A plot, to render Leo unfit to Hold his sacred office was formed by Leo's personal enemies
Horn - The criminal, when his crime was accidental, found an asylum by laying Hold of the horns of the altar (1 Kings 1:50 ; 2:28 )
Proof - , as genuine]'>[1] in your faith;" this interpretation, which was suggested by Hort, and may Hold good for James 1:3 , has been confirmed from the papyri by Deissmann (Bible Studies, p
Enough - , "to Hold off from, to have off or out" (apo, "from," echo, "to have"), i
Bohemian Brethren - , who published an edict against them, forbidding them to Hold any meetings, either privately or publicly
Mosque - As it is not lawful to enter the mosque with stockings or shoes on, the pavements are covered with pieces of stuff sewed together, each being wide enough to Hold a row of men kneeling, sitting, or prostrate
Proselyte - Some Hold that it was introduced when the emperors forbade their Gentile subjects to be circumcised, but others think it must have been earlier, which seems confirmed by John 1:25
Communicate - To impart to give to another, as a partaker to confer for joint possession to bestow, as that which the receiver is to Hold, retain, use or enjoy with to
Compare - To Hold comparison to be like or equal
Hidden Treasure, Parable of the - Thus in the case of the parable of the hidden treasure Christ does not mean to Hold up to our imitation the manner in which the finder gets possession of the treasure
Apostolic - Gregory the Great, not contented to Hold the title by this tenure, began at length to insist that it belonged to them by another and peculiar right, as being the successors of St
Wake - ) To sit up late festive purposes; to Hold a night revel
Girdle - And to carry on the figure—As the Lord is thus clad with both, and they surround him like a girdle, so his people are called upon to take Hold of both, or either, as occasion requires, whether before or behind, and hang upon the gracious assurances of a gracious faithful covenant God in Christ
Wrong - You Hold the book the wrong end uppermost. To injure to treat with injustice to deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice from
Contain - , "to give space, make room" (chora, "a place"); hence, transitively, "to have space or room for a thing, to contain," said of the waterpots as "containing" a certain quantity, John 2:6 ; of a space large enough to Hold a number of people, Mark 2:2 ; of the world as not possible of "containing" certain books, John 21:25 ; (b) "to go," Matthew 15:17 ; "to have place," John 8:37 ; "to come," 2 Peter 3:9 ; (c) metaphorically, "of receiving with the mind," Matthew 19:11,12 ; or "into the heart," 2 Corinthians 7:2
Court - ) Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to Hold a court
Wrong - ) Not fit or suitable to an end or object; not appropriate for an intended use; not according to rule; unsuitable; improper; incorrect; as, to Hold a book with the wrong end uppermost; to take the wrong way. ) To treat with injustice; to deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice from; to do undeserved harm to; to deal unjustly with; to injure
Feast of the Body of Christ - In city parishes and where it is not advisable to Hold the procession outdoors, it is held inside the Church
Feast of Corpus Chrisi - In city parishes and where it is not advisable to Hold the procession outdoors, it is held inside the Church
Tent - The ropes which Hold the tent in its place are fastened, not to the tent-cover itself, but to loops consisting of a leathern thong tied to the ends of a stick, round which is twisted a piece of old cloth, which is itself sewed to the tent-cover
Abednego - " This was an illustrious instance of the courageous and hallowed spirit of martyrdom; and the interposition was no doubt designed to encourage, the Jews while in captivity, living among idolaters, to Hold fast their religion
Tattlers - Timothy is therefore warned to Hold a tight rein over the troops of gadabout women with their prurient talk (λαλοῦσαι τὰ μὴ δέοντα)
Fellow - ...
3: μέτοχος (Strong's #3353 — Adjective — metochos — met'-okh-os ) properly an adjective signifying "sharing in, partaking of," is translated "partners" in Luke 5:7 ; "partakers" in Hebrews 3:1,14 ; 6:4 ; 12:8 ; "fellows" in Hebrews 1:9 , of those who share in a heavenly calling, or have held, or will Hold, a regal position in relation to the earthly, messianic kingdom
Secret, Secretly - (2) For the AV rendering of sigao, in Romans 16:25 , "kept secret," see PEACE (hold one's), No
Confirmation - Confirmation having such Scriptural authority, it is to be notedthat it has always and in all places been practiced by the HistoricChurch and that even at this present time nine-tenths of allChristian people still Hold to Confirmation as essential andnecessary to the religious life
Bethshean - Except its temporary subjection in his reign, it kept a kind of independence of Israel, Holding close relations with the Phoenicians on the N. " The abundant supply of water, and the level country favoring the use of chariots, were the secondary causes which enabled the Canaanites to keep Hold of Bethshean against Israel
Test Act - 2, which directs all officers, civil and military, to take the oaths, and make the declaration against transubstantiation, in the Court of King's Bench or chancery, the next term, or at the next quarter sessions, or (by subsequent statutes) within six months after their admission; and also within the same time to receive the sacrament of the Lord's supper, according to the usage of the church of England, in some public church, immediately after divine service or sermon, and to deliver into court a certificate thereof, signed by the minister and church-warden: and also to prove the same by two credible witnesses, upon forfeiture of five hundred pounds, and disability to Hold the said office
Rehoboam - ...
Aware that the northern tribes were dissatisfied with the Jerusalem government, Rehoboam tried to Hold their allegiance by going north to Shechem for his coronation ceremony (1 Kings 12:1)
Earnest - The related Hebrew term appears in Genesis 38:17 , where Judah promised to send Tamar a young goat and she asked for a pledge to Hold until she received the promised animal
Pillar - Figuratively, pillars were believed to Hold up heaven (Job 26:11 ) and earth (1 Samuel 2:8 )
Wilderness of the Wandering, - For their sin they were compelled to remain 38 years longer in the wilderness, because it showed that they were not yet prepared and trained to conquer and to Hold their promised possessions
Armor - Whereas Old Testament symbolism emphasizes the personification of God as shield, the New Testament reveals various aspects of God's redemptive provision as the means by which the believer may lay Hold of God's protection
Communion (2) - The believer Holds communion with God in his works, in his word, and in his ordinances. Some distinguished communion with God from the sense and feeling of it; that is, that we may Hold communion with him without raptures of Joy; and that a saint, even under desertion, may have communion with God as really, though not so feelingly, as at any other time
Drag - In seamens language, to drag an anchor, is to draw or trail it along the bottom when loosened, or when the anchor will not Hold the ship
Violence - Likewise, do violent men lay siege to the kingdom, or do “forceful men lay Hold of it” (NIV)? Though the NIV interpretation fits well with Luke's parallel (Luke 16:16 ), it appears too much like an effort to tone down the real harshness of Matthew's language
Amasa - Amasa's slowness in crushing Sheba's rebellion, perhaps owing to the disinclination of the troops to be under his command, obliged David to dispatch Abishai with the household guards, and Joab accompanied them. AMASAI, leader of a body of men of Judah and Benjamin, to join David in the Hold at Ziklag; David's apprehension of treachery on the part of his own tribe was dispelled by Amasa's words under the spirit which "clothed" him: "Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse; peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers, for thy God helpeth thee
Account - ) To value, estimate, or Hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem
Fill - ) To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as an incumbent; to occupy; to Hold; as, a king fills a throne; the president fills the office of chief magistrate; the speaker of the House fills the chair
Regard - ) To keep in view; to behold; to look at; to view; to gaze upon. ) To look upon, as in a certain relation; to Hold as an popinion; to consider; as, to regard abstinence from wine as a duty; to regard another as a friend or enemy
Pull - ) To Hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled
Great Supper - Several Catholic authors as well as most critics outside the Catholic Church Hold that this parable, and that reported in Matthew 21, are two parallel forms of the same parable; still the identification cannot be regarded as certain
Authority - In the plural the word is used in Ephesians 2:2 ; Ephesians 3:10 ; Ephesians 6:12 , Colossians 1:16 ; Colossians 2:15 , to denote good and evil angels, who are supposed to Hold various degrees and ranks of authority
Barrel - Of weight, a barrel of Essex butter Isaiah 106 pounds of Suffolk butter,256, a barrel of herring should contain 32 gallons wine measure, and Hold 1000 herrings a barrel of salmon should contain 42 gallons a barrel of soap should weigh 256 lbs
Bridle - ...
James 1:26 (a) Men are expected to control and to Hold in check the tongue and the talk
Bind - 16:11), none of which could Hold him
Bolster - ) To support, Hold up, or maintain with difficulty or unusual effort; - often with up
Content - , to be held to Hold. Rest or quietness of the mind in the present condition satisfaction which Holds the mind in peace, restraining complaint, opposition, or further desire, and often implying a moderate degree of happiness
Foul - Babylon - the Hold of every foul spirit
Gibeon - It was near 'the great stone' in Gibeon that Joab treacherously slew Amasa; and in retribution it was to the same city he fled to lay Hold on the horns of the altar for protection, but where he was put to death
Purchase - ) Any mechanical Hold, or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle, capstan, and the like; also, the apparatus, tackle, or device by which the advantage is gained
Horeb - Robinson and Hengstenberg think that Horeb is the name for the whole range—Sinai for a particular peak; Gesenius and others Hold precisely the opposite view
Bethany - At the bottom of a descent, not far from the castle, you see his sepulchre, which the Turks Hold in great veneration, and use it for an oratory, or place for prayer
Lodge - ) To give shelter or rest to; especially, to furnish a sleeping place for; to harbor; to shelter; hence, to receive; to Hold
Reserve - To keep in store for future or other use to withhold from present use for another purpose. To keep to Hold to retain
Jacob's Well - ...
At the entrance of the enclosure round the well is planted in the ground one of the wooden poles that Hold the telegraph wires between Jerusalem and Haifa
Undivided Church - It was during this time, because the Church wasone and undivided, that the Canon of Scripture was established,that it was possible to Hold the Ecumenical Councils which defined"the Faith once delivered to the Saints," and gave us the Creeds asthe "Rule of Faith
Anglican Communion, the - The term used to designate the churchesthat are in communion with the Church of England and Hold the sameFaith, Order and Worship
Charge - ) To place within or upon any firearm, piece of apparatus or machinery, the quantity it is intended and fitted to Hold or bear; to load; to fill; as, to charge a gun; to charge an electrical machine, etc. , is intended to receive and fitted to Hold, or which is actually in it at one time...
Honour - words, in various forms, are thus translated: (1) δόξα, δοξάζειν, as in the phrases ‘by honour and dishonour’ (2 Corinthians 6:8), and ‘one member be honoured’ (Revised Version margin ‘glorified,’ 1 Corinthians 12:26); the words are derived from δοκεῖν, ‘to think,’ ‘hold an opinion,’ or ‘hold in repute or honour’; hence the noun has the significance of ‘good-repute,’ ‘honour,’ ‘glory’; (2) τιμή, τιμᾶν, τίμιος (from the root τίειν, ‘to pay a price’ and then ‘to pay honour’). The verb τιμᾶν is used in the sense of valuing, as ‘the price of him that was priced, whom certain of the children of Israel did price’ (Matthew 27:9); but elsewhere it has the meaning ‘to venerate,’ ‘hold in honour,’ as ‘Honour thy father and mother’ (Ephesians 6:2), ‘honoured us with many honours’ (Acts 28:10)
Jesuit Relations - Parkman says, "They Hold a high place as authentic and trustworthy documents," and draws heavily from them in his works, as do also Bancroft, Kip, Field, Dr
Forty Hours' Adoration - The first to Hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Forty Hours' Devotion - The first to Hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Forty Hours' Prayer - The first to Hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Quarantore - The first to Hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Quarant' Ore - The first to Hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Devotion, Forty Hours' - The first to Hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Danger, Dangerous - , "held in, contained in" (en, "in," echo, "to have, Hold"), hence, "bound under obligation to, liable to, subject to," is used in the sense of being in "danger" of the penal effect of a misdeed, i
Heshbon - "...
The old proverb shall Hold good again; as anciently Sihon seized Heshbon, and issued forth thence as a devouring flame against Moab, so now the Chaldeans shall seize Heshbon and make it their starting point to destroy Moab
War - ...
Jesus seems to have recognized war as rising from the nature of man and the constitution of society; but as His teaching lays Hold upon nations, the methods of war become less barbarous, and we have good cause to anticipate a time, and to work for it, when ‘nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more
Bottom - ) The part of anything which is beneath the contents and supports them, as the part of a chair on which a person sits, the circular base or lower head of a cask or tub, or the plank floor of a ship's Hold; the under surface
Release - ) A device adapted to Hold or release a device or mechanism as required;...
Value - ) To rate highly; to have in high esteem; to Hold in respect and estimation; to appreciate; to prize; as, to value one for his works or his virtues
Confession - "Let us Hold fast our profession" — "profession of our faith
Believe - To believe in, is to Hold as the object of faith
Council - See Hold
Absolution - The Romanists Hold absolution a part of the sacrament of penance: and the council of Trent and that of Florence declare the form or essence of the sacrament to lie in the words of absolution
Abyssinian Church - They Hold that the soul of man is not created; because, say they, God finished all his works on the sixth day
Rent - ) To take and Hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner
Adoration, Forty Hours' - The first to Hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Eusebius (96), Presbyter, Confessor at Rome - 141) relate that upon the recall of pope Liberius by Constantius, Eusebius preached against them both as Arians; and since the orthodox party, who now supported Felix, were excluded from all the churches, he continued to Hold divine service in his own house
Mount Samaria - What unnumbered discoveries of grace have distressed sinners found in those encouraging words of Jesus! The constraint upon the Lord Jesus to go there to seek and save this sinner, the unprepared, unconscious state of her mind at the time, the tender waitings of Jesus to the hour of her arrival at the well, for he was first there, the tenderness and compassion in all that he said and manifested towards her, his condescension in abiding with the Samaritans two whole days, and the effects wrought upon the hearts of many of the people, as well as this poor woman; these, with numberless other incidents which are found in Christ's visit to Samaria, must always make the very name interesting to the heart of a believer, and especially when the same saving grace which wrought upon this woman's mind hath taken place in ours, so that we can Hold out the invitation concerning Christ to others, which she did to her countrymen: "Come, see a man which told me all things that ever I did; is not this the Christ!" (Read the whole relation, John 4:1-42
Tower - Many interpreters assert, that the passage of Micah: in which mention is made of the tower of the flock: "And thou tower of the flock, the strong Hold of the daughter of Zion," is to be understood of the city of Bethlehem, out of which our Saviour was to come
Relations, Jesuit - Parkman says, "They Hold a high place as authentic and trustworthy documents," and draws heavily from them in his works, as do also Bancroft, Kip, Field, Dr
Know - The radical sense of knowing is generally to take, receive, or Hold
Wing - In a ship, the wings are those parts of the Hold and orlop deck, which are nearest the sides
ga'za - ( Joshua 10:41 ; 11:22 ; 13:3 ) It was assigned to the tribe of Judah, (Joshua 15:47 ) and that tribe did obtain possession of it, (Judges 1:18 ) but did not Hold it long, (Judges 3:3 ; 13:1 ) and apparently it continued through the time of Samuel, Saul and David to be a Philistine city
Gate - The gate and gateways of eastern cities anciently held and still Hold an important part, not only in the defence but in the public economy of the place
Laeghaire - Patrick, having spent the winter in the counties of Down and Antrim, in the spring determined to Hold his Easter festival near Laeghaire's palace
Wisdom: to Win Souls - When a Cheap-Jack has a little knot of people round his van, he eyes them all, and feels sure that the man who is standing over there is a butcher, and that yonder young lad has more money than brains, and that the girl near him is out with her sweetheart and is soon to be married; now, mark, he will Hold up the exact articles which afe likely to attract these customers, and in his harangue, he will have jokes and telling sentences which will turn butcher, and lad, and lass into purchasers
Anchor - For it is of the essence of hope to reach into the future and lay Hold of an invisible object, as an anchor drops into the sea and catches Hold of the unseen bottom
Touch - —Here four instances are to be noted: the arresting touch laid upon the bier of the widow of Nain’s son (Luke 7:14 ἥψατο τῆς σοροῦ); the upholding touch or grasp offered to Simon Peter upon the sea (Matthew 14:31 ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρα ἐπελάβετο αὐτοῦ); the encouraging touch laid upon the disciples after the Transfiguration, when ‘he touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid’ (Matthew 17:7 ἥψατο αὐτῶν; cf. He lays His hand upon the bier; takes children in His arms; Holds up a sinking disciple; encourages by touch as well as by word those who otherwise are overwhelmed by fear. Thus we see already an acted parable of how in the Incarnation our Lord ‘taketh Hold of the seed of Abraham’ (Hebrews 2:16 ἐπιλαμβάνεται, the word already quoted of Jesus ‘catching’ Peter on the waves to Hold him up). The hostile Hold of restraint or enmity. ‘And when his friends heard it, they went out to lay Hold on him’ (κρατῆσαι αὐτόν, the word often used of Christ’s more kindly activity) (Mark 3:21). These are as follows: ‘They came and took Hold of his feet (ἐκράτησαν αὐτοῦ τοὺς πόδας), and worshipped him’ (Matthew 28:9)—the permitted grasp of recognition and adoration. You never stood in the dark, and reached out your hand, and could not take Hold of anything
Make - ...
11: κατέχω (Strong's #2722 — Verb — katecho — kat-ekh'-o ) "to Hold fast" (kata, "down," intensive, echo, "to Hold"), is used of "making" for a place, in Acts 27:40 , RV, "they made for" (AV, "they made toward"). See Hold
Jacob - Isaac and Rebekah gave the second of their twin sons the name Jacob (meaning ‘to Hold the heel’) because at the birth the baby Jacob’s hand took Hold of the heel of the first twin, Esau (Genesis 25:24-26). When the two boys grew to adulthood, Jacob proved to be true to his name when he again took Hold of what belonged to his brother, by cunningly taking from him the family birthright and the father’s blessing (Genesis 32:1-128)
the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia - ...
If his Sovereign Master allowed to the minister of Philadelphia but little strength of intellect, as James Durham in his profound commentary Holds it was, and but little learning; then, what he lacked on the mere mental side was more than made up to him on the moral and spiritual side. Even with as little strength as there was in Philadelphia and Kirriemuir, a minister will win great praise, both from God and from God's people, if he keeps close to God's word and more and more Holds up God's name. We Hold far too coarse ideas about temptation. ...
"Behold, I come quickly: Hold fast that thou hast, that no man take thy crown," said He that is holy, He that is true, to this minister of His. As if He had said, 'Hold fast by thy temptations, and thy meditations, and thy prayers both before and after preaching. And Hold fast also by My name, and by all that is due to My name in thine office, as well as in thine own soul. Hold fast, O all you ministers and elders and nurses and doctors! Hold fast as Dr. Hold fast lest some aspiring man run off altogether with the crown your Master had at one time intended for you. And, behold, with the name of his God also written upon him, so that all men can read that name on him, as they pass by
Deluge, the -
Hence, while most modern expositors deny the geographical universality of the flood, many defend at least its ethnographical universality; others Hold that the flood did not extend to the entire human race but is limited by the Bible itself (Genesis 4,5) to the descendants of Cain and Seth
Flood, the -
Hence, while most modern expositors deny the geographical universality of the flood, many defend at least its ethnographical universality; others Hold that the flood did not extend to the entire human race but is limited by the Bible itself (Genesis 4,5) to the descendants of Cain and Seth
Horn - Being hollow and easy to polish, horns were used to Hold liquids for drinking or storage, including ceremonial anointing oil (1 Samuel 16:1 )
Christ, Genealogy of - Not a few authors Hold that Saint Luke gives Mary's genealogy; but this view is more generally considered improbable, so that both lists are taken as giving Joseph's ancestry
Tiberias - He who was not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel might well Hold himself aloof from such scenes as these" (Manning's Those Holy Fields)
Catholic Association - Lord Denbigh was elected president, 1894, and continues to Hold this office (1929)
Christ: the Soul's Only Defence - A third hade her hide herself of the woods, but alas! these are the hawk's own estates, where he Holds his court. Thy riches are no security, for Satan can make these a snare to thee, and if thou shouldst mount so high, the bird of prey can follow thee and rend thee in pieces! The busy world with all its cares cannot shelter thee, for here it is that the great enemy is most at home; he is the prince of this world, and seizes men who find their joys therein as easily as a kite lays Hold upon a sparrow
Souls: Care For - With a rope slung round him, or firmly grasped in his accustomed hand, with a stout stake or tree to Hold it up above, the Switzer is let down till he gets to the jutting crag, there he stands with his sickle, reaps the grass, ties it into a bundle, puts it under his arm, and climbing back again, joyfully returns with his little harvest
Eye - ) To fix the eye on; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed attention; to Hold in view
Perish - If the bottle was burst, the skin broken, then it could Hold no wine, and therefore was of no use
Mortify - While ‘raised together with Christ,’ we ‘seek the things that are above’ (Colossians 3:1), the converse fact that in Christ ‘we died’ (Colossians 3:3) carries with it the converse requirement, as it does also the power, to kill out what is base and sensual and to Hold all natural appetites in rigid subordination to the highest ends of life
Positive - ) Designating, or pertaining to, a motion or device in which the movement derived from a driver, or the grip or Hold of a restraining piece, is communicated through an unyielding intermediate piece or pieces; as, a claw clutch is a positive clutch, while a friction clutch is not
Ball - A globe borne as an ensign of authority as, to Hold the ball of a kingdom
Lord - Thus we read, "Thou shalt riot take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not Hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain
High - ) Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to Hold goods at a high price
Brace - ) A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for Holding and turning bits, etc. ) To place in a position for resisting pressure; to Hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd. ) That which Holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop
Cock - To Hold up the head to strut to look big, pert, or menacing
Conduct - Young men in the conduct and manage of actions embrace more than they can Hold
Association, Catholic - Lord Denbigh was elected president, 1894, and continues to Hold this office (1929)
Taste - The believer seeks to appropriate as much as his heart and mind can Hold
Language - Without supposing this, we see not how our first parents could so early Hold converse with God, or the man with his wife
Step - ” Elsewhere the word signifies the “steps” one takes, or “footsteps”: “Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not” ( Genealogy of Christ - Not a few authors Hold that Saint Luke gives Mary's genealogy; but this view is more generally considered improbable, so that both lists are taken as giving Joseph's ancestry
Tack - ) A rope used to Hold in place the foremost lower corners of the courses when the vessel is closehauled (see Illust
Rent - There are also rents of assize, certain established rents of free-holders and copy-holders of manors, which cannot be varied called also quit-rents. To take and Hold by lease the possession of land or a tenement, for a consideration in the nature of rent
Respect - That estimation or honor in which men Hold the distinguished worth or substantial good qualities of others
Honorable, Without Honor - or honorable"); of self-sacrificing servants of the Lord, said of Epaphroditus, Philippians 2:29 , RV "(hold such) in honor" (AV, "in reputation;" marg
Baptists - It Holds that immersion is necessary for valid baptism and that the Scriptures are the sole rule of faith and conduct. They Hold: ...
That the churches are independent in their local affairs;
that there should be an entire separation of church and state;
that religious liberty or freedom in matters of religion is an inherent right of the human soul;
that a church is a body of regenerated people who have been baptized on profession of personal faith in Christ, and have associated themselves in the fellowship of the gospel;
that infant baptism is not only not taught in the Scriptures, but is fatal to the spirituality of the church;
that from the meaning of the word used in the Greek text of the Scriptures, the symbolism of the ordinance, and the practise of the early Church, immersion in water is the only proper mode of baptism;
that the scriptural officers of a church are pastors and deacons; and
that the Lord's Supper is an ordinance of the Church observed in commemoration of the sufferings and death of Christ.
All Baptist churches Hold these tenets, whatever their differences of opinion on other points
Authority - God fixes the principle that there must be authority everywhere, and that this authority must be obeyed under some form; but it is untrue to Hold that men are bound to live under any particular form of authority, and that it cannot be subverted. Neither is it true to Hold that man is all citizen, for besides his political interests, he has his eternal, domestic, intellectual, and artistic interests. According to the theories of Hobbes and Rousseau, authority resiiles in and originates from the community, the state is omnipotent, though in its origin it is an artificial thing constituted by the citizens; while Hobbes Holds that authority is vested permanently in the individual, Rousseau states that this authority is revocable at the will of the citizens
Take Away - ...
Primarily this word means “to take, grasp, take Hold of,” as when Noah reached out and “took Hold of” the dove to bring it back into the ark ( Mediator - Those who Hold the Socinian principles understand a mediator to mean nothing more than a messenger sent from God to give assurance of forgiveness to his offending creatures. Those who Hold the doctrine of the atonement understand, that Jesus is called the Mediator of the new covenant, because he reconciles the two parties, by having appeased the wrath of God which man had deserved, and by subduing that enmity to God by which their hearts were alienated from him. Hence the importance of that doctrine respecting the person of Christ; that all the communications which the Almighty condescended to Hold with the human race were carried on from the beginning by this person; that it is he who spake to the patriarchs, who gave the law by Moses, and who is called in the Old Testament, "the angel of the covenant. The Socinians, who consider Jesus as a mere man, having no existence till he was born of Mary, necessarily reject the doctrine now stated: and the church of Rome, although they admit the divinity of our Saviour, yet, by the system which they Hold with regard to the mediation of Christ, agree with the Socinians in throwing out of the dispensations of the grace of God that beautiful and complete unity which arises from their having been conducted by one person. Saints, martyrs, and especially the Virgin Mary, are called mediatores secundarii, because it is conceived that they Hold this character under Christ, and that, by virtue of his mediation, the superfluity of their merits may be applied to procure acceptance with God for our imperfect services. In opposition to all this, we Hold that Jesus Christ was qualified to act as Mediator by the union between his divine and his human nature; that his divine nature gave an infinite value to all that he did, rendering it effectual for the purpose of reconciling us to God, while the condescension by which he approached to man, in taking part of flesh and blood, fulfilled the gracious intention for which a Mediator was appointed; that the introducing any other mediator is unnecessary, derives no warrant from Scripture, and is derogatory to the honour of him who is there called the "one Mediator between God and men;" and that as the union of the divine to the human nature is the foundation of that worship which in Scripture is often paid to the Mediator of the new covenant, this worship does not afford the smallest countenance to the idolatry and will worship of those who ascribe divine honours to any mortal
Bear - ...
11: στέγω (Strong's #4722 — Verb — stego — steg'-o ) primarily "to protect, or preserve by covering," hence means "to keep off something which threatens, to bear up against, to Hold out against, and so to endure, bear, forbear," 1 Corinthians 9:12 . ...
12: ἀνέχω (Strong's #430 — Verb — anechomai — an-ekh'-om-ahee ) signifies "to Hold up against a thing and so to bear with" (ana, "up," and echomai, the Middle Voice of echo, "to have, to Hold"), e
Bear - ...
11: στέγω (Strong's #4722 — Verb — stego — steg'-o ) primarily "to protect, or preserve by covering," hence means "to keep off something which threatens, to bear up against, to Hold out against, and so to endure, bear, forbear," 1 Corinthians 9:12 . ...
12: ἀνέχω (Strong's #430 — Verb — anechomai — an-ekh'-om-ahee ) signifies "to Hold up against a thing and so to bear with" (ana, "up," and echomai, the Middle Voice of echo, "to have, to Hold"), e
Right, Rightly - All others Hold their freedom to act from God (though some of them have abused it), whether angels, Ephesians 1:21 , or human potentates, Romans 13:1
Gad - ...
A prophet who joined David in the "hold," and at whose advice he quitted it for the forest of Hareth (1 Chronicles 29:29 ; 2 Chronicles 29:25 ; 1 Samuel 22:5 )
Insurrection - Such men had a deep Hold on the popular sympathy, which goes to explain the strong demand of the people for the release of their hero, and the interest which the priests showed on behalf of Barabbas, notwithstanding their pretence to holiness
Death: Differently Viewed by Different Characters - There was one who, that he might not lose a moment's time, had got everything ready for landing long ago; and now he smiles and beckons to yonder party on the pier, who in their turn, are so eager to meet him, that they almost press over the margin of the quay; and no sooner is the gangway thrown across, than he has Hold of the arm of one, and another is triumphant on his shoulder, and all the rest are leaping before and after him on their homeward way
Abomination - The Jews subsequently followed the same practice, Holding it unlawful to eat or drink with foreigners (John 18:28 ; Acts 10:28 ; 11:3 ). ...
Pharaoh was so moved by the fourth plague, that while he refused the demand of Moses, he offered a compromise, granting to the Israelites permission to Hold their festival and offer their sacrifices in Egypt
Censer - An instrument to seize or Hold burning coals
Check - ) A condition of interrupted or impeded progress; arrest; stop; delay; as, to Hold an enemy in check
Quails - And I would beg of him, when he hath diligently read those Scriptures, to consider what solemn lessons such views Hold forth of God's people running counter to God's government
Hecebolius, a Rhetor at Constantinople - " The last sentence in the letter appears to intimate that he would Hold Hecebolius personally responsible for the future good conduct of the city
Fast - Hence, close tight as, make fast the door take fast Hold. That which fastens or Holds
Guard - verus wahren, to keep, to last, to Hold out bewahren, to keep or preserve bewahren, to verify, to confirm Eng
Pergamos - ) "Thou hast them that Hold the doctrine of Beldam who taught Balak to cast a stumbling-block before
Rack - ) A frame or device of various construction for Holding, and preventing the waste of, hay, grain, etc. Also, a frame to Hold shot
Yoke - ) A clamp or similar piece that embraces two other parts to Hold or unite them in their respective or relative positions, as a strap connecting a slide valve to the valve stem, or the soft iron block or bar permanently connecting the pole pieces of an electromagnet, as in a dynamo
Daniel, the Stylite - " In his last will to his disciples, after commending them to the common Father of all, and to the Saviour Who died for them, Daniel bade them "hold fast humility, practise obedience, exercise hospitality, keep the fasts, observe the vigils, love poverty, and above all maintain charity, which is the first and great commandment; avoid the tares of the heretics; separate never from the church your mother: if you do these things your righteousness shall be perfect
Philistines - Their five cities commanded the coast road from Egypt to Syria, and there is proof that Egypt had a strong Hold on Palestine before the arrival of Joshua; but it was then declining
Reign - To Hold such a position was to function as the commander-in-chief of the army, the chief executive of the group, and to be an important, if not central, religious figure
Lock - ) Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a bolt is moved by a key so as to Hold or to release the thing fastened
Long - Hence, the phrases: to be, or go, long of the market, to be on the long side of the market, to Hold products or securities for a rise in price, esp
Deacon - They were to Hold a certain authority, and to show themselves patterns to believers
Hebron - Its modern name, El-khulil, the friend, is the same which the Moslems give to Abraham, "the friend of God;" and they profess to Hold in their keeping the burial-place of the patriarchs, the "cave of Machpelah
Last - To Hold out to continue unconsumed
Serve - They think herein we serve the time, because thereby we either Hold or seek preferment
Value - To esteem to Hold in respect and estimation as, to value one for his works or virtues
Water - ...
To Hold water, to be sound or tight
Naz'Areth - (the guarded one ) the ordinary residence of our Saviour, is not mentioned in the Old Testament, but occurs first in ( Matthew 2:23 ) It derives its celebrity from its connection with the history of Christ, and in that respect has a Hold on the imagination and feelings of men which it shares only with Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Handle - In Colossians 2:21 the RV renders it "touch," and the first verb (hapto, "to lay Hold of") "handle," i
Possession (2) - sextarius, and stands for a wooden vessel Holding about a pint and a half, used at table for Holding water and wine. ῥαντίσωνται) ‘they do not eat’; and, among the ‘many other things which they have received to Hold,’ he specifies ‘the dippings (βαπτισμοὑς) of cups and pots’ (ξεστῶν), etc
Substance - (1) Hebrews 3:14 : ‘We are become partakers of Christ, if we Hold fast the beginning of our confidence (τῆς ὑποστάσεως) firm unto the end. The word of exhortation in this verse is then to ‘hold fast the beginning’ of that process of actualizing in Christian experience eternal spiritual realities
Theophilanthropists - ...
"If they yet ask you of whom you Hold your mission, answer, we Hold it of God himself, who, in giving us two arms to aid our kind, has also given us intelligence to mutually enlighten us, and the love of good to bring us together to virtue; of God, who has given experience and wisdom to the aged to guide the young, and authority to fathers to conduct their children
Basilius of Ancyra, Bishop of Ancyra - Basil speedily obtained a strong Hold over Constantius, who consulted him on all ecclesiastical matters, and did nothing without his cognizance. When he reproved Constantius for unduly favouring them, the emperor bid him Hold his peace, and charged him with being himself the cause of the dissensions that were agitating the church (Theod
Vessel - Thus Jacob said to Laban: “Whereas thou hast searched through all my stuff [1], what hast thou found of all thy household stuff [2]?” ( Hold documents ( Hold people: “That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters …” (
Prophecy - But there are many subordinate and intermediate prophecies also which Hold an important place in the great chain of events which illustrate the sovereignty and all-wise overruling providence of God
River - ...
(3) 'Αphik , from a root "to contain"; so "the channels" or "deep rock-walled ravines that Hold the waters" (2 Samuel 22:16); so for "rivers" (Ezekiel 32:6) translated "channels
Reproof - The great and constant dangers to be avoided are these-reproving unskilfully, withholding reproof unfaithfully, and resenting reproof administered in love. Many scholars Hold the opinion that it means rather more than ‘reprove’ and rather less than ‘convince
Carmel - 78) refers to the mountain as the site of an oracle; the Druses Hold the traditional site of the sacrifice of Elijah sacred; and the mountain has given its name to the Carmelite order of friars
Helps - The verb means ‘to take firm Hold of’ some one in order to help (1 Timothy 6:2 is different); and by ‘helps’ or ‘helpings’ St. ...
We have an instance of the gift of ‘helping’ in Stephanas and his household (1 Corinthians 16:15-18), and it is expressly stated that they ‘appointed themselves to minister to the saints
Bands - ...
Ecclesiastes 7:26 (b) This is a figure of the tremendous, attractive power of the evil woman who Holds in the chains of sin those who yield to her evil attractions. ...
Hosea 11:4 (a) These are love bands that Hold us to our Lord with strong cords which nothing can break
Tower - " What a gracious act in the Lord Jesus was it thus to speak of his church under such a comparison! The tower of David, it is well known, was the strong Hold of Zion which he took from the Jebusites, which anciently possessed what was not their right, Jerusalem. For in this gospel day to which the whole refers; he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David, and the house of David shall be as God, as the Angel of the Lord before them, (Isaiah 22:22-25; Zechariah 12:8) It is very blessed to behold Jesus using such strong and beautiful figures to shew his people's union and oneness with him, and their everlasting safety and security in him
Tail - ) To Hold by the end; - said of a timber when it rests upon a wall or other support; - with in or into
High Priest - Aaron was the first to Hold the office, Exodus 28:1, and his descendants filled it after him. Jesus is the great High Priest who once for all sprinkled with his own blood the threshold of the holy of holies (heaven), where he ever liveth to make intercession for us
England, Church of - The Anglican Church embraces three irreconcilable schools of thought based on entirely different principles, united only by the tie of a legal establishment: the High Church party, whose teaching approaches in some matters to Catholic doctrine; the Low Churchmen, or Evangelicals, who look on Rome as Antichrist and on Luther and Calvin as apostles of the true faith; and the Broad Churchmen, or Latitudinarians, who Hold dogma to be of trifling importance compared with conduct
Dianius, Bishop of Caesarea - If, as Tillemont Holds, he is the Danius who heads the list of bishops to whom pope Julius directed his dignified reply to the insolent letter addressed to him from Antioch, he took a leading part in the synod held at that city in the early months of a. Basil could not Hold communion with one who had so far compromised his faith, and fled to Nazianzum
Incest - Others Hold the contrary; but it is hard to establish either of these opinions, for want of historical documents. In order to preserve chastity in families, and between persons of different sexes, brought up and living together in a state of unreserved intimacy, it is necessary, by every method possible, to inculcate an abhorrence of incestuous conjunctions; which abhorrence can only be upholden by the absolute reprobation of all commerce of the sexes between near relations
Secularization - Unless he has received a new and special grant from the Holy See a secularized religious in Sacred Orders may not receive any kind of benefice in major or minor basilicas, or in cathedral churches; he may not teach or Hold office in major or minor seminaries or in colleges where clerics are educated or in those universities and institutions which by Apostolic indult may confer degrees; nor may he discharge any office or charge in episcopal courts, or in any religious house be it of men or of women, even though only diocesan
Ownership - Often the land was tenant farmed for the king who continued to Hold the ultimate right of its disposal
Servant - servans, from servo, to keep or Hold properly one that waits, that is, stops, Holds, attends, or one that is bound. Servants are of various kinds as household or domestic servants, menial servants laborers, who are hired by the day, week or other term, and do not reside with their employers, ot if they board in the same house, are employed abroad and not in the domestic services apprentices, who are bound for a term of years to serve a master, for the purpose of learning his trade or occupation
Ward - A fortress a strong Hold
Food - Milk and its preparations Hold a conspicuous place in eastern diet, as affording substantial nourishment; generally int he form of the modern leben , i. It was only in royal households that there was a daily consumption of meat
Attain - ...
2: καταλαμβάνω (Strong's #2638 — Verb — katalambano — kat-al-am-ban'-o ) "to seize, to apprehend," whether physically or mentally, is rendered "attain" in the sense of making something one's own, appropriating a thing, Romans 9:30 , said of the Gentiles, who through the Gospel have "attained" to, or laid Hold of, the righteousness which is of faith, in contrast to the present condition of Israel; in 1 Corinthians 9:24 , of securing a prize, RV, "attain," for AV, "obtain
Joab - When Joab heard of the failure of Adonijah's cause, he saw his danger, fled to the tabernacle, and caught Hold of the horns of the altar
Lost - There is a suggestion in the term of the lost ideals that one used to Hold, and of the forlornness of the mind from which those ideals have fled. There is a hint of the entanglement of the wandering soul in influences that Hold it back from safety
Form - Paul is glad that the Romans have become sincerely obedient ‘to that form of teaching’ to which they were delivered; and in 2 Timothy 1:13 there is an exhortation to ‘hold the form (Revised Version ‘pattern’) of sound words which thou hast heard from me. ’ It is the emphatic word in the sentence, and the meaning is best brought out by the translation, ‘Hold as a pattern of healthy teaching, in faith and love, what you heard from me
Games - ...
In 2 Timothy 4:7, "I have striven the good strife," not merely a fight, any competitive contest as the race-course, 1 Timothy 6:12 which was written from Corinth, where national games recurred at stated seasons, which accounts for the allusion: "strive" with such earnestness in "the good strife" as to "lay Hold" on the prize, the crown or garland of the winner, "eternal life. , if so be that I may lay Hold on the prize for obtaining which I was laid Hold on by Christ at conversion (Song of Solomon 1:4; 1 Corinthians 13:12)
Lay - ...
To lay Hold of, to seize to catch. To lay Hold on, is used in a like sense. ...
The sword of him that layeth at him cannot Hold
Faith, Science And - There are some theologians, however, who Hold the opposite view
Ink - The substance also found in an inkstand at Herculaneum, looks like a thick oil or paint, with which the manuscripts there have been written in a relievo visible in the letters, when you Hold a leaf to the light in a horizontal direction. " And in a note he adds, "that part of these inkhorns (if an instrument of brass may be so called) which passes between the girdle and the tunic, and Holds their pens, is long and flat; but the vessel for the ink which rests upon the girdle is square, with a lid to clasp over it
Malchus - Naturally so, for John was "known to the high-priest" and his household, so that he procured admission from her that kept the door, for his close colleague Peter, and was able to state, what the other evangelists omit, that another servant who charged Peter with being Jesus' disciple "was his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off. 'There were but two swords in the disciples' hands (Luke 22:38); while the Holder of one was waiting for Christ's reply to their question, "Lord, shall we smite with the sword?" the Holder of the other, Peter, in the same spirit as in Matthew 16:22, smote with the weapon of the flesh. Matthew and Mark mention the previous laying Hold of Him; Luke does not, but in undesigned coincidence, marking truthfulness, implies it here
God: Vague Conceptions of - One of them got Hold of his trunk, another seized his ear, another his tail, another one of his legs, etc
Soul - Some Hold that man is endowed with three kinds of soul, viz
Samaritan Pentateuch - the generality of divines Hold, that the Samaritan Pentateuch, and that of the Jews, are one and the same work, written in the same language, only in different characters; and that the difference between the two text is owing to the inadvertency and inaccuracy of transcribers, or to the affectation of the Samaritans, by interpolating what might promote their interests and pretensions; that the two copies were originally the very same, and that the additions were afterwards inserted
Thyatira - I will put upon you none other burden (save abstinence from and protestation against these abominations: this the seducers regarded as an intolerable burden, see Matthew 11:30); but that which ye have Hold fast until I come
Jesuits - ...
How I long for my bed! Not that I may sleep: I lie awake often and long! but to Hold sweet communion with my God
Screw - Screws are much used to Hold together pieces of wood or to fasten something; - called also wood screws, and screw nails
Devil - Here the Lord JESUS refers to the devil as one who has mighty power and is able to Hold his followers firmly a prisoner in his grasp
Bolt - ) A strong pin, of iron or other material, used to fasten or Hold something in place, often having a head at one end and screw thread cut upon the other end
the Brazen Altar - Thither men fled for refuge and caught Hold of the horns for safety
Aerius, Founder of the Heretical Sect of the Aerians - They were consequently denied not only admission to the churches, but even access to the towns and villages, and they were compelled to sojourn in the fields, or in caves and ravines, and Hold their religious assemblies in the open air exposed to the severity of Armenian winters
Alphaeus - ]'>[1] Hold that its initial letter would be ח, and print Ἀλφαῖος accordingly; but Edersheim quotes the Babylonian Talmud to show that the letter would be א
Ephraim (6), Bishop of Antioch And Patriarch - In 537, at the bidding of Justinian, he repaired with Hypatius of Ephesus and Peter of Jerusalem to Gaza to Hold a council in the matter of Paul the patriarch of Alexandria, who had been banished to that city and there deposed
Abyss - And he laid Hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season," Revelation 20:1-3
Natural - The Apostle manifestly takes his "natural man" from among such as the world Hold in the highest repute for their natural parts, their learning, and their religion
Chancellor - The chancellor of Oxford is usually one of the prime nobility, elected by the students in convocation, and he Holds the office for life. The chancellor of Cambridge is also elected from among the prime nobility he does not Hold his office for life, but may be elected every three years
Pamphylia - Christianity was slow in taking Hold of Pamphylia, there is no mention of it in 1 Peter 1:1 and this was probably due partly to the absence of Jewish centres, partly to the backwardness of the district
Science And Faith - There are some theologians, however, who Hold the opposite view
Philadelphia - But the message contains no reproach against the Christians, although they are bidden to Hold fast that which they have, and the promise to him that overcometh is that ‘I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, … and mine own new name
Suffer - ...
A — 9: ὑπέχω (Strong's #5254 — Verb — hupecho — hoop-ekh'-o ) "to Hold under" (hupo, "under," echo, "to have or Hold"), is used metaphorically in Jude 1:7 of "suffering" punishment
Sadducees - Acts 23:8 defines the Sadducees theologically, saying that, in contrast to the Pharisees, they Hold there "is no resurrection, and neither angels nor spirits. Their name identifies them as members of household-court of the Herods or supporters of the dynasty. ...
Josephus says, "The Pharisees had passed on certain regulations handed down by former generations and not recorded in the Laws of Moses, rejected by the Sadducean group, who Hold only those regulations should be considered valid which were written down (in Scripture)" (Ant 13
Faithfulness - Hebrews 13:9), they must all he on their guard to Hold fast the faith of Christ, and, in spite of all anti-Christian influences, they must Hold the traditions which they were taught, whether by word or by Epistle of the Apostle (2 Thessalonians 2:15). Paul we find the Apostle on no fewer than six different occasions calling upon his readers to ‘stand fast’: ‘stand fast in the faith’ (στήκετε, ‘stand firmly and faithfully,’ 1 Corinthians 16:13); ‘stand fast in the liberty’ (Galatians 5:1); ‘in one spirit’ (Philippians 1:27); ‘in the Lord’ (Philippians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 3:8); ‘and Hold the traditions which ye were taught’ (2 Thessalonians 2:15)
Nicolaitans - John says in his Revelation, to the angel of the church of Ephesus, "But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate," Revelation 2:6 ; and again, to the angel of the church of Pergamos: "So hast thou also them that Hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate," Revelation 2:15 . John saying to the church in Pergamos, "I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that Hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication,"...
Revelation 2:14 . Then follow the words already quoted, "So hast thou also them that Hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. But we read further, that when the Midianites were spoiled and Balaam slain, Moses said of the women who were taken, "Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor," Numbers 31:16
Violence - ...
It is evident that a, b, d closely correspond to α, β, δ; why, then, should not c be taken to convey the same idea as γ? This is the view of Melanchthon, Stier, Banks, and others, who Hold that βιάζεται in Mt. ‘Jesus uses this strong figurative expression of violence and seizure, which in their peculiar meaning were applied to the unjust, forcible appropriation of others’ goods, not because He finds the point of analogy in the injustice and violence, as if men could appropriate a share in the Kingdom of God in opposition to the Divine will, but because He sought to lay stress upon the necessity of urgent energetic laying Hold of a good to which they can make no claim. It is of no avail in regard to the Kingdom of God to wait idly, as in other cases men may take a waiting attitude in regard to a gift; nor does it avail to seek laboriously to earn it: but it does avail energetically to lay Hold of and to retain it. He finds a better equivalent in חָּקף, which means in Peal ‘to be strong,’ in Aphel ‘to Hold fast’; in Deuteronomy 22:25, Onkelos has וְיִחְקִף for Heb
Heavens, New - Amillennialists generally Hold to this theory
Discern, Discerner, Discernment - A — 1: ἀνακρίνω (Strong's #350 — Verb — anakrino — an-ak-ree'-no ) "to distinguish, or separate out so as to investigate (krino) by looking throughout (ana, intensive) objects or particulars," hence signifies "to examine, scrutinize, question, to Hold a preliminary judicial examination preceding the trial proper" (this first examination, implying more to follow, is often present in the nonlegal uses of the word), e
Samuel, Books of, - In prose it Holds the same place which Joel and the undisputed prophecies of Isaiah Hold in poetical or prophetical language
Down - On the ground, or at the bottom as, he is down Hold him down
Eunuch - ‘eunuchs’ Hold military commands, whereas they are generally unwarlike ( imbelles , Juv
Market, Market-Place - There men met and greetings were exchanged, a scale of distinction being carefully observed, from the recognition accorded to equals and neighbours up to the salutation offered to those whom it was prudent or becoming to Hold in honour on account of seniority, family connexion, worldly prosperity, or religious position (Matthew 23:7, Luke 11:43)
Part - ) Hence: To Hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants
Post - ) To Hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice
Countenance - , to Hold
Ham - the three grades in Babylonia, who Hold distinct legal positions in the Code of Hammurabi amelu (‘gentleman’), mushkenu (‘commoner,’ or ‘poor man’), and ardu (‘slave’)]'>[3]
Albion - The story of his death is like that of his early life in the picture which it gives of a thoroughly barbaric society, where the skull of an enemy is used as a drinking-cup, and the men Hold their banquets apart from the women (Gibbon, c
Antinomians - Those who maintain that the law is of no use or obligation under the gospel dispensation, or who Hold doctrines that clearly supersede the necessity of good works
Wing - ) That part of the Hold or orlop of a vessel which is nearest the sides
Ram - ...
Many passages use 'ayil as a figure of despots or mighty men: “Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take Hold upon them …” ( Post - ) To Hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice
Post - ) To Hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice
Apries - Ezekiel reproaches Egypt severely with this baseness, and says that it had been a staff of reed to the house of Israel, and an occasion of falling; for when they took Hold of it by the hand, it broke and rent all their shoulder
Hagar - " God renewed this promise also to Hagar, during her wanderings in the wilderness of Beersheba, when she despaired of support: "Arise, lift up the lad, and Hold him in thine hands, for I will make him a great nation
Seven - Isaiah 4:1 , says that seven women should lay Hold on one man, to ask him to marry them
Regard - To esteem to Hold in respect and affection
Loose - To disengage to detach as, to loose one's Hold
Law - Laws, remedial, a fancied law, which some believe in, who Hold that God, in mercy to mankind, has abolished that rigorous constitution or law that they were under originally, and instead of it has introduced a more mild constitution, and put us under a new law, which requires no more than imperfect sincere obedience, in compliance with our poor, infirm, impotent circumstances since the fall. I call this a fancied law, because it exists no where except in the imagination of those who Hold it
Dives - Didon (Life of Christ), Mosheim, and Wetstein Hold that he is a Sadducee, since the Pharisees were not characterized by luxurious living or by unbelief; but if, with the majority of expositors, who say that the connexion of the parable with what precedes requires it, we Hold him to be a Pharisee, he is at least a Pharisee who, as Stier says, ‘lives as a Sadducee
Roman Catholics - Paul to "stand fast, and Hold the traditions which we have been taught, whether by word or by epistle," 2 Thessalonians 2:15 . I also admit the sacred Scriptures according to the sense which the holy mother church has held, and does Hold, to whom it belongs to judge of the true sense and interpretation of the Holy Scriptures; nor will I ever take and interpret them otherwise than according to the unanimous consent of the fathers. I constantly Hold that there is a purgatory, and that the souls detained therein are helped by the suffrages of the faithful. This true catholic faith, out of which none can be saved, which I now freely profess, and truly Hold, I, N . , promise, vow, and swear most constantly to Hold and profess the same, whole and entire, with God's assistance, to the end of my life
Perceive - See BEHOLD , No. ...
4: θεωρέω (Strong's #2334 — Verb — theoreo — theh-o-reh'-o ) "to be a spectator of, look at, discern," is translated "to perceive" in John 4:19 (indicating the woman's earnest contemplation of the Lord); so Acts 17:22 ; in John 12:19 , RV, "behold" (AV, "perceive ye"). See BEHOLD , No. See BEHOLD , No. ...
8: καταλαμβάνω (Strong's #2638 — Verb — katalambano — kat-al-am-ban'-o ) "to lay Hold of, apprehend, comprehend," is translated "to perceive" in Acts 4:13 ; 10:34
Baptists - The Baptists in America and in the East and West Indies are chiefly Calvinists, and Hold occasional fellowship with the Particular Baptist churches in England
Ship - During the stormy season the ship’s crew wrapped strong ropes or metal bands around the hulls of the ships to Hold their timbers together (Acts 27:17)
Bag - Flexible container that may be closed for Holding, storing, or carrying something. This type of bag was used to Hold money (Genesis 42:35 ; Proverbs 7:20 ; Haggai 1:6 ; see 2 Kings 12:10 where the verb form, “to tie up in bags,” is used) or something loose such as myrrh (Song of Song of Solomon 1:13 )
Plow (And Forms) - ...
Luke 9:62 (b) Putting the hand to the plow is a type of Christians taking Hold of the service of the Lord (such as teach a Sunday School class or taking any other Christian work); then instead of going forward, they keep looking back with longing eyes and hearts to the former life
Hate, Hatred - True disciples Hold an attitude of love toward those who hate them (Luke 6:27 )
Meekness - Late twentieth-century Western culture does not Hold meekness to be a virtue, in contrast to the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world, which placed a high premium on it
Prosperity - It is no wonder, therefore, that the Almighty in general withholds it from his children; and that adversity should be their lot rather than prosperity. Not only have they as full a relish as others of the innocent pleasures of life, but moreover, in them they Hold communion with God
Let - To permit to allow to suffer to give leave or power by a positive act, or negatively, to withhold restraint not to prevent. A leaky ship lets water enter into the Hold
Leaven - Each year from that time on, the people were to Hold a symbolic re-enactment of the Passover along with a week-long Feast of Unleavened Bread
Pattern - But the secondary meaning ‘pattern’ is more probable, in view of the fact that the word is evidently used in this sense in 2 Timothy 1:13, ‘hold fast the form (RV_ ‘pattern’) of sound words
Repentance - And this must Hold good in regard to every purpose of His will
Catholic Emancipation - An oath of allegiance was substituted for the Oath of Supremacy, Catholics could practise their religion unmolested, sit in Parliament, vote for its members, Hold any civilor military post, and own land; but the treaty was broken and a penal code enforced by the Protestant Parliament in Dublin. With the rise of national feeling among Irish Protestants; however, Catholics were favored, and the first step toward emancipation was taken in 1771 with the passage of an act permitting Catholics to Hold under lease for sixty-one years fifty acres of bog, and in 1774 the Oath of Allegiance replaced that of supremacy. The Catholics then passed a resolution to oppose all government candidates, whereupon O'Connell stood for Parliament against Vesey Fitzgerald seeking re-election for Clare, and won, through the support of the forty-shilling freeholders who defied their landlords. Several other concessions to bigotry were made, ostensibly to placate the king, the most injurious being the raise of the franchise to ten pounds, which dispossessed the forty-shilling freeholders, and as the bill was not retroactive the old oath was offered to O'Connell, who refused and had to seek re-election for Clare, a proceeding felt to be an insult to all Ireland
Isaacus, Egyptian Solitary - On his way to the church he would Hold no converse with any, and after communion he would hurry back to his cell, without waiting for the cup of wine and the food ( παξαμάτης ) usually handed round among the brethren after service. "A lamp goes out, if one Hold it long in the open air; and if I, kindled by the holy oblation, linger outside my cell, my mind grows dark" (Apoph
Emancipation, Catholic - An oath of allegiance was substituted for the Oath of Supremacy, Catholics could practise their religion unmolested, sit in Parliament, vote for its members, Hold any civilor military post, and own land; but the treaty was broken and a penal code enforced by the Protestant Parliament in Dublin. With the rise of national feeling among Irish Protestants; however, Catholics were favored, and the first step toward emancipation was taken in 1771 with the passage of an act permitting Catholics to Hold under lease for sixty-one years fifty acres of bog, and in 1774 the Oath of Allegiance replaced that of supremacy. The Catholics then passed a resolution to oppose all government candidates, whereupon O'Connell stood for Parliament against Vesey Fitzgerald seeking re-election for Clare, and won, through the support of the forty-shilling freeholders who defied their landlords. Several other concessions to bigotry were made, ostensibly to placate the king, the most injurious being the raise of the franchise to ten pounds, which dispossessed the forty-shilling freeholders, and as the bill was not retroactive the old oath was offered to O'Connell, who refused and had to seek re-election for Clare, a proceeding felt to be an insult to all Ireland
Parousia - At this point Christain scholars are divided into three groups: first, those who believe that Jesus was thoroughly in sympathy with the eschatological views of His contemporaries; second, those who Hold that He rejected those views, and that the eschatological sayings attributed to Him are the result of reading back into His word the admitted eschatological expectation of the Apostles and the early Church as a whole. The nearest approach to a compromise view is to be found in the position of the third group, who Hold that Jesus to some extent utilized the eschatology of His day, but that His references have been developed and made specific by the Evangelists
Roman Catholic Relief Bill - An oath of allegiance was substituted for the Oath of Supremacy, Catholics could practise their religion unmolested, sit in Parliament, vote for its members, Hold any civilor military post, and own land; but the treaty was broken and a penal code enforced by the Protestant Parliament in Dublin. With the rise of national feeling among Irish Protestants; however, Catholics were favored, and the first step toward emancipation was taken in 1771 with the passage of an act permitting Catholics to Hold under lease for sixty-one years fifty acres of bog, and in 1774 the Oath of Allegiance replaced that of supremacy. The Catholics then passed a resolution to oppose all government candidates, whereupon O'Connell stood for Parliament against Vesey Fitzgerald seeking re-election for Clare, and won, through the support of the forty-shilling freeholders who defied their landlords. Several other concessions to bigotry were made, ostensibly to placate the king, the most injurious being the raise of the franchise to ten pounds, which dispossessed the forty-shilling freeholders, and as the bill was not retroactive the old oath was offered to O'Connell, who refused and had to seek re-election for Clare, a proceeding felt to be an insult to all Ireland
Matthew, Gospel According to - Many Hold, in accordance with old tradition, that it was originally written in Hebrew (i
Thaddaeus - It does not affect these explanations if, with Dalman, we Hold that these derivations are in fact wrong, for the scribes were not necessarily qualified to be good philologers
Grave - Ledges were often constructed to Hold individual family members; and when the tomb was full, the bones from previous burials were set aside to make more room
Lord's Day - 98), writes: "on Sunday we Hold our joint meeting, for the first day is that on which God, having removed darkness, made the world, and Jesus Christ our Saviour rose from the dead
Rephidim - Lift up, not an empty hand, but like Moses grasping the rod Hold fast God's word of promise, filling the hand with this effectual plea (Exodus 17:9; Exodus 17:11-12; Job 23:4; Psalms 119:49; Isaiah 43:26; James 5:16)
Redeemer - The goel , nearest of kin, had three rights:...
(1) To purchase back the forfeited inheritance for an Israelite who, through poverty, had sold his land; as Boaz ("might in him"; the name of one of the two temple pillars; a type of Christ) did for Ruth (Ruth 4:3-5); or to Hold land in possession for an impoverished kinsman until the year of Jubilee, when it should revert to the original owner (Leviticus 25:10; Leviticus 25:13-16; Leviticus 25:24-28)
Confession of Faith - On the other hand, the advocates for them observe, that all the arts and sciences have been reduced to a system; and why should not the truths of religion, which are of greater importance? ...
That a comendious view of the chief and most necessary points of the Christian religion, which lie scattered up and down in the mind, as well also to Hold forth to the world what are in general the sentiments of such a particular church or churches; they tend to discover the common friends of the same faith to one another, and to unite them; that the Scriptures seem to authorize and countenance them; such as the moral law, the Lord's prayer, the form of doctrine mentioned by Paul, Romans 6:17 ; and again, "the form of sound words, " in 2 Timothy 1:13 &c
Herodians - Upholders of the Herodian dynasty, regarding it as the safeguard against direct pagan rule which the Jews loathed, and also as the best compromise between the ancient faith and pagan civilization. ...
The same coalition appears at the close of Christ's ministry: "the Pharisees sent unto Him their disciples with the Herod" as "spies, feigning themselves just men, that they might take Hold of His words, that so they might deliver Him unto the power and authority of the governor" (Matthew 22:15-16; Mark 12:13; Luke 20:20)
Salmon - 275), Hold that four women are meant, and that ‘his mother’s sister’ is Salome
Naming - Jacob was named “the supplanter” for “he took Hold on Esau's heel” (Genesis 25:26 )
Lying - While Hermes, the so-called messenger of the gods, was often admired for his dexterous lying, Christ is loved because He is the Truth (John 14:6), the faithful and true Witness (Revelation 3:14), through whom men are able, amid all earthly changes and illusions, to lay Hold on eternal realities
Deborah - Of the former, the main points are that at this time the Israelites had securely settled themselves in the mountainous districts, but had not as yet obtained any Hold on the fertile lands of the Plain; that unity had not yet been established among the tribes of Israel; and that the ‘twelve tribes’ of later times had not yet all come into existence
Scriptures - Doth the Old Testament shadow forth by type and figure the person work, character, and relation of the Lord Jesus Christ? And what is the New Testament record but the sum and substance of the same? Doth the Old Testament relate the prophecies, Hold forth the promises, and insist upon the doctrines, which were to be revealed openly, and completed in the person of Jesus? And is not Jesus, in the testimony given of him in the New Testament, the spirit of prophecy, the yea and amen of all the promises, and the pardon and remission of sins, the glorious doctrine in his blood and righteousness fully proclaimed and confirmed to his church and people? In short, the former prefigured, and the latter realized, the immense event of salvation, and all in Christ
Thigh - And if this should have been the allusion, what a blessed testimony doth it Hold forth of the patriarch's esteem of the salvation by Jesus Christ, and of their faith and assurance concerning it! And why may we not suppose that that early song of the royal nuptial feast of Christ with his church, which was sung by the psalmist a thousand years before Christ's incarnation, had an eye to the same, when Jesus was called upon to gird himself with his sword upon his thigh? (Psalms 65:3) We lose numberless beauties of the holy Scriptures, in our ignorance of the customs and manners of the East
Sun - Shemesh , "sun," expresses the stupor produced on the beholder by his overwhelming brilliancy; chammah and cherec are poetical names implying his "heat". ...
Worship was directed to the rising sun (Ezekiel 8:16-17); they used to Hold a bunch of "tamarisk branches" (barsom ) to their nose at daybreak, while singing hymns to the rising sun (Strabo, 1:15, section 733)
Honor - ...
Court of honor, a court of chivalry a court of and criminal jurisdiction, having power to redress injuries of honor, and to Hold pleas respecting matters of arms and deeds of war
Book - The reader takes Hold of the rods, and unrolls the sheet until he comes to the desired column
Claudius - But he would not permit them to Hold any assemblies at Rome
Baptists - These preserve a friendly correspondence with their other brethren in things which concern the general interests of the denomination, but Hold no religious communion with them
Weaving - In the beautiful description which is given, in the last chapter of Solomon's Proverbs, of the domestic economy of the virtuous woman, it is said, "She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands: she layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands Hold the distaff
Accept, Accepted, Acceptable - See ATTAIN , CALL , CATCH , HAVE , Hold , OBTAIN , RECEIVE , TAKE
Obtain, Obtaining - " See Hold
Horse - ...
Under these circumstances, it is not wonderful that the Mosaic law should take no notice of an animal which we Hold in such high estimation
Use - use imports a trust and confidence reposed in a man for the Holding of lands. To employ to handle, Hold, occupy or move for some purpose as, to use a plow to use a chair to use a book to use time
Will - To Hold an estate at the will of another, is to enjoy the possession at his pleasure, and be liable to be ousted at any time by the lessor or proprietor
Ptolemais - The destruction of the city ‘produced terror all over Europe; for, with its fall in 1291, the power of the Christian nations of the West lost its last Hold upon the East’ (C
Theodotus of Byzantium - ]'>[1] These heretics claimed to Hold the original doctrine of the church which, they alleged, had continued incorrupt till the episcopate of Victor, the truth being first perverted by his successor Zephyrinus (c
Prince - There are some who see merely a reference to those who through birth, culture, and power Hold a high place in the esteem of their fellows
Timotheus Salofaciolus - "In his episcopal administration," says Liberatus, "he was exceedingly gentle, so that even those who were of his communion complained of him to the emperor for being too remiss and easy-going towards heretics, in consequence of which the emperor wrote to him not to allow the heretics to Hold assemblies or to administer baptism; but he continued to treat them gently, and while he thus discharged his office the Alexandrians loved him, and cried aloud to him in the streets and in the churches, 'Even if we do not communicate with thee, yet we love thee
Containers And Vessels - were hollow receptacles used to Hold dry or liquid substances. Softer clay then was rubbed into the joints to form a solid container that would Hold liquid or solids. Unfortunately, they could not be used to Hold liquids; for they returned to their muddy stage if they came in contact with a fluid. This led to a more advanced firing by simply Holding the molded vessels over an open flame
Ephesus - The alluvial deposits were (and are) so great that, when once the Roman Empire had ceased to Hold sway, the harbour became gradually smaller and smaller, so that now Ephesus is far away from the sea. The ruins of the theatre are large, and it has been calculated that it could Hold 24,000 people
Touch - Israel is also urged to lay Hold of God by learning his ways (Proverbs 4:4 ; Isaiah 64:7 ). Colossians 2:21 ; 1 Timothy 4:3 ) and lay Hold of God and Christ through Christ-like living (cf
Creation - ...
There are two ways in which Christians who have studied the subject Hold that all difficulties are overcome. Also that it is not consistent to Hold that God's rest on the seventh day only alluded to 24 hours
Palm Tree - This beautiful tree is spoken of in Scripture with so much commendation, that it merits our attention; and the more so because the Lord Jesus, when describing the loveliness of his church, compares her stature to it, and speaks with a degree of fervour and delight while professing his determination to take Hold of her. "I said I will go up to the palm tree, I will take Hold of the boughs thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as the clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples. What more lovely than to behold a truly regenerated believer in Christ Jesus? and who more blessed in his day and generation? Like the lofty and luxuriant palm tree of Engedi, which forms both a shade to the traveller to protect him from the heat, and fruit to refresh him as he passeth by, so the church of Jesus becomes a blessedness in her Lord to every spiritual traveller, and affords shelter, and nourishment, and every delight
Nectarius, Archbaptist of Constantinople - of Constantinople shall Hold the first rank after the bp. The emperor now forbade all sectaries, except the Novatianists, to Hold divine service anywhere, to publish their doctrines or to ordain clergy, under threat of severe civil penalties
Regeneration - There is the will to be laid Hold of the will, the centre and citadel of the being. With this there goes what, in the next place, may be called the potentiation of the will the enabling of it, or imparting to it the power needful in order to lay Hold on Christ with full and fast faith ( Ephesians 4:16 ). Last of all, this work of regeneration is completed when the soul is brought to the point of absolute surrender of itself to Christ when, drawn and persuaded, and at length enabled by the Spirit, it yields itself up entirely to Christ as its Saviour, and lays Hold on Christ for a complete salvation. ‘If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new’ ( 2 Corinthians 5:17 )
Doubt, Doubtful, Doubting - , "to raise the breath, or to lift the soul," signifies "to Hold in suspense," RV of John 10:24 (AV, "make us to doubt"), suggestive of "an objective suspense due to lack of light" (Warfield), through a failure of their expectations, rather than, subjectively, through unbelief
Excel, Excellency, Excellent - 3, strictly speaking, "the act of overhanging" (huper, and echo, "to Hold") or "the thing which overhangs," hence, "superiority, preeminence," is translated "excellency (of speech)" in 1 Corinthians 2:1 ; elsewhere, in 1 Timothy 2:2 , RV, "high place," for AV, "authority
Love Feast - 8): ‘It is not lawful apart from the bishop either to baptize or to Hold a love feast,’ in a context which proves that the Agape included the Eucharist
Hand - The hand of God is His eternal purpose and executive power (Acts 4:28; Acts 4:30); His providential bounty (Psalms 104:28); His firm Hold preserving His saints (John 10:28-29; Deuteronomy 33:8)
Rapture Ecstasy - Luke tells us that ‘amazement (ἔκστασις) took Hold on all’ (Luke 5:26), whilst St
Fine - In a feudal sense, a final agreement between persons concerning lands or rents, or between the lord and his vassal, prescribing the conditions on which the latter should Hold his lands
Keys - The keys are to be intrusted to Peter as to a steward of the house (and in like manner to the Apostles in general), to whom might be given the power of locking and unlocking, but not of deciding who did or did not belong to the household (Weiss). According to Rabbinic tradition, this opening was placed beneath the foundations of the Temple, as the Moslems Hold to this day that it is to be found beneath the Dome of the Rock, or Mosque of Omar (see Gunkel, Schopfung und Chaos, pp
Sosthenes - The charge having been dismissed, Sosthenes was laid Hold of and beaten before the judgment seat, but Gallio (q
Galatians, Epistle to the - Galatia, however, was also the name of the Roman province embracing Galatia Proper and the region to the south of it in which were Antioch of Pisidia, Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe, the cities evangelized by Paul on his first missionary journey; many Hold that the epistle was addressed to these southern churches
Gregorius Baeticus, Saint, Bishop of Eliberi - At the council of Ariminum Gregorius was one of the few bishops who adhered to the creed of Nicaea, and refused to Hold communion with the Arian Valens, Ursacius, and their followers
Boasting - The only place where ‘boast’ is now found is in James 3:5 -‘the tongue also is a little member and boasteth great things’; but here the verb is not καυχᾶται but αὐχεῖ, and the idea ‘is properly to stretch the neck and Hold up the head in pride, and hence to speak with proud confidence’ (Hort, ad loc
Ablutions - They did this to Hold “the tradition of the elders
Epistle to the Galatians - Galatia, however, was also the name of the Roman province embracing Galatia Proper and the region to the south of it in which were Antioch of Pisidia, Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe, the cities evangelized by Paul on his first missionary journey; many Hold that the epistle was addressed to these southern churches
Darkness - He saith himself, "The sorrows of death compassed me, the pains of hell gat Hold upon me
Alexander - Meyer Holds that Alexander was a Jewish Christian who was put forward maliciously by the Jews in the hope that he might be sacrificed (cf. Those who Hold the Epistles to Timothy to be non-Pauline regard the statement in Acts 19:33 as the basis of the references in the Epistles, but the only thing in common is the name, while there is no indication in Acts that Alexander had any personal connexion with St
Right Hand - God’s taking one’s “right hand” means that He strengthens him: “For I the Lord thy God will Hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not: I will help thee” (
Sacrifice - Zephaniah’s message of judgment is based on this conception of “sacrifice”: “Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God: for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests” (
Debts - ) His cattle, household furniture, and ornaments, appear also liable to be taken in execution. Such a restoration was no loss to the creditor; for he had it in his power at last, by the aid of summary justice, to lay Hold of the whole property of the debtor; and if he had none, of his person: and, in the event of non-payment, as before stated, to take him for a bond slave
Indulgences - In the primitive church very severe penalties were inflicted on those who had been guilty of any sins, whether public or private; and, in particular, they were forbidden to partake, for a certain time, of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, or to Hold any communion with the church. It is an arrogant and impious usurpation of a power which belongs to God alone; and it has an obvious tendency to promote licentiousness and sin of every description, by Holding out an easy and certain method of absolution
Friends - They Hold special revelations of the Holy Spirit, yet not to the disparagement of the written word, which they regard as the infallible rule of faith and practice
Hell - "Her feet go down to death, her steps take Hold on sheol," Proverbs 5:5
Scorpion - Calmet remarks, that "it fixes so violently on such persons as it seizes upon, that it cannot be plucked off without difficulty;" and Martinius declares: Habent scorpii forfices seu furcas tanquam brachia, quibus retinent quod apprehendunt, postquam caudae aculeo punxerunt: "Scorpions have pincers or nippers, with which they keep Hold of what they seize after they have wounded it with their sting
Angel - We know, from their residence and employment, that they must possess knowledge and purity far beyond our present conceptions, and the titles applied to them denote the exalted place they Hold among created intelligences
Oath - Its force depends upon our conviction of the infinite justice of God; that he will not Hold those guiltless who take his name in vain; and that the loss of his favor immeasurable outweighs all that could be gained by false witness
Prison - ]'>[1] ‘hold,’ RV Under - ...
To keep under, to Hold in subjection or control to restrain
Cease - See PEACE (hold one's), QUIET , REST
Leontius, Bishop of Antioch - Leontius could not forbid this popular devotion, but requested its leaders to Hold their meetings in church, a request with which they complied
Coelestinus, Commonly Called Celestine, b.p. of Rome - This civil "diocese" was attached, politically, to the eastern empire; but the see of Rome had kept a Hold over its churches by committing a sort of vicarial authority to the see of Thessalonica, which was its head. Peter, to a general oversight ("necessitatem de omnibus tractandi"), and directing his "beloved brethren" to refer all causes to his deputy, Rufus of Thessalonica, and not to consecrate bishops, nor Hold councils, without the sanction of that bishop. "Why not," asks Celestine "also Hold lighted lamps and staves?" The text is to be understood spiritually. 11) as having treated the Novatianists of Rome with harshness, taken away their churches, and obliged their bishop Rusticola to Hold his services in private houses
Ireland - In 1771Catholics were allowed to Hold reclaimed bog under lease; the oath of allegiance was substituted for the oath of supremacy in 1774; in 1778 Catholics were permitted to Hold all lands under lease; and in 1782 they became free to build Catholic schools and to assist at Mass
Sanhedrim - Others will have it, that the council of seventy elders, established by Moses, was temporary, and did not Hold after his death; adding, that we find no sign of any such perpetual and infallible tribunal throughout the whole Old Testament; and that the sanhedrim was first set up in the time when the Maccabees, or Asmoneans, took upon themselves the administration of the government under the title of high priests, and afterward of kings, that is, after the persecution of Antiochus. Some say, that to have a right to Hold a sanhedrim, it was requisite there should be one hundred and twenty inhabitants in the place
Temperance - From the philosophical point of view, ‘self-control’ is mastery over the passions; it is the virtue which Holds the appetites in check; the rational will has power to regulate conduct without being unduly swayed by sensuous appetites. In 2 Peter 1:6 , faith is regarded as the germ of every virtue; it lays Hold of the ‘divine power’ which makes possible the life of godliness ( 2 Peter 1:3 )
Tabernacles, Feast of - Many Hold that this rite and custom furnished our Lord the occasion for using the figure of water for the thirsty, in His invitation on the great day of the Feast (John 7:37-38)
Peter - ”...
Peter probably sacrificed his chances to be the leader of either one of these groups because of his commitment to serve as a bridge in the early church, doing more than any other to Hold together the diverse strands of primitive Christianity. ...
The Legacy of Peter Tradition Holds that Peter died as a martyr in Rome in the 60s (1Clem
Humility - ’ Pascal said: ‘Vanity has taken so firm a Hold on the heart of man, that a porter, a hodman, a turn-spit, can talk greatly of himself, and is for having his admirers
Titus, Epistle to - Titus was to admonish the people to Hold “sound doctrine” and to be “sound in faith” (2Timothy 1:9,2 Timothy 1:13 ; 2 Timothy 2:1-2 )
Uncleanness - There is an intense reality in the fact of the divine law taking Hold of a man by the ordinary infirmities of flesh, and setting its stamp, as it were, in the lowest clay of which he is moulded
Gaza - ) and Cheyne (Encyclopaedia Biblica , 1650) Hold that ‘the same (αὔτη) refers to Gaza. 71) Holds that the new city, to which αὕτη would naturally refer, also lay inland, probably a little distance to the south of the old
Priest - Others Hold the Lord's supper to be a feast upon the one sacrifice, once offered on the cross; and these, too, must consider themselves as clothed with some kind of priesthood
Oath - God, in condescension to man's mode of confirming covenants, confirmed His word by oath; by these "two immutable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we have strong consolation who have fled for refuge to lay Hold upon the hope set before us
Loans - In parables any relations may Hold which the story demands
Spies - So Luke 20:20 tells how the chief priests and scribes watched and ‘sent forth spies, which feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take Hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor
Forgiveness - On the ground of the sacrifice of Christ, God not only ceases to Hold those who have faith in Christ's blood as guilty before Him, but His favour is towards them
Abimelech - At Zebul's information Abimelech came rapidly on the rebels and slew all, and beat down their city, and sowed it with salt; he burned to death a thousand more men and women who fled for sanctuary to the Hold of the idol Baalberith
Atticus, Archbaptist of Constantinople - A large proportion of the Christian population of Constantinople still refused communion with the usurper, and continued to Hold their religious assemblies, more numerously attended than the churches, in the open air in the suburbs of the city (Niceph
Georgius (3), Bishop of Laodicea - Fear kept him from the council of Sardica in 347 where the bishops unanimously deposed him and many others as having been previously condemned by Alexander and as Holding Arian opinions (Theod. On the expulsion of Anianus from the see of Antioch George was mainly responsible for the election of Meletius believing him to Hold the same opinions as himself
Deliverer - Paul here seizes on that hope, and the OT prophecy of the Messiah as Deliverer, to Hold out a second hope to the Jews who have already in large measure rejected the Messiah
Force - Validity power to bind or Hold
Asiarch - Several scholars of repute have Hold the view that the term Ἀσιάρχης is equivalent to ἀρχιερεὺς Ἀσίας (‘high priest of Asia’), the president of the Diet of Asia (κοινὸν τῆς Ἀσίας, commune Asiae)
Slip - ) To slide; to lose one's footing or one's Hold; not to tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest the foot should slip
Apostasy - Based on the concept of God's sovereign grace, some Hold that, though true believers may stray, they will never totally fall away
Adversary (2) - Still more, Jesus appears to suggest, does this principle of order Hold in respect of the controversy between God and sinners
Philippi - 146 Macedonia was divided into four regions, with separate governments, and so divided that a member of one could not marry or Hold property in another
Patrophilus of Scythopolis - 323 joined with Paulinus of Tyre and Eusebius of Caesarea in summoning a local synod, which granted Arius permission to Hold private religious assemblies (Soz
Victor Vitensis - 6 we read that the inhabitants of Tipasa refused to Hold communion with the Arian bishop
Eschatology - Premillennialism Premillennialists Hold that Jesus will return before (“pre-”) He establishes a millennial kingdom on this earth. Those who Hold the general expectation that Jesus will return before establishing an earthly millennium are called “historic premillennialists. Postmillennialism Whereas premillennialists Hold that Jesus will return before the millennium, postmillennialists maintain that He will return after (“post-”) an earthly kingdom is established. Nevertheless, they Hold that history and society in general have been and will be brought increasingly under Christ's rule and that the kingdom's advance is closely related to that of certain social and religious forces. Pagan gods and pagan political rulers seemed to Hold all things in their grip
Millennium - These opinions were founded upon several passages in Scripture, which the Millenarians, among the fathers, understood in no other than a literal sense; but which the moderns, who Hold that opinion, consider as partly literal and partly metaphorical. And he laid Hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and, after that, he must be loosed a little season
Orders, Holy - Others Hold that the imposition of hands together with the giving of the instruments constitute the matter; while the form is the words pronounced by the bishop at the imposition of hands and the giving of the instruments
Scribes - Now, after the Exile, the task being to Hold together the parts of a nation widely scattered and lacking the unifying power of a common and sacred fatherland, the Mosaic Torah, the Divine Law for Israel, became, in course of time, the moral and spiritual constitution of Israel, its code of duty, the fabric of its right
Charities - Furthermore the Catholic must Hold firmly the doctrine, taught by Christ Himself, that the practise of charity is not optional, but a real duty binding on all who have the opportunity and the means
Preparation, Prepare, Prepared - In regard to the phraseology in John 19:14 , many Hold this to indicate the "preparation" for the paschal feast
Schism - Never withhold these proofs of your brotherly love, unless they depart from the doctrines or spirit of the Gospel. whenever any brother is sinking in the esteem of his flock through their caprice, perverseness, or antinomianism, endeavour to Hold up his hands and his heart in his work
Holy Orders - Others Hold that the imposition of hands together with the giving of the instruments constitute the matter; while the form is the words pronounced by the bishop at the imposition of hands and the giving of the instruments
Cain - The fact that the story appears to describe conditions long subsequent to those of the first pair has led many writers to Hold that Cain is the eponymous ancestor of a tribe, and that the tradition was intended to explain the wild and wandering life of Arabian nomads
Gift - In John 4:10 some Hold that our Lord spoke of Himself as ‘the gift of God’ (cf
Galba - He was, however, permitted to Hold senatorial offices before the legal age. Supported by the praetorian guards, the ‘household troops’ at Rome, he was recognized by the Senate, a deputation from which met him at Narbo Martius (Narbonne)
Deacon - Bishops must be ‘apt to teach’ ( 1 Timothy 3:2 ); deacons were only called to ‘hold the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience’ ( 1 Timothy 3:9 )
Dedication, Feast of - ‘How long dost thou Hold us in suspense?,’ they asked, ‘If thou art the Christ, tell us plainly’ (John 10:24)
Abiathar - David on succeeding, to conciliate his subjects, allowed him conjointly to Hold office with Abiathar
Aaron (2) - He did not Hold His office in virtue of earthly descent, nor was He limited to an earthly sanctuary, nor did He present to God a sin-offering which could be, or needed to be, frequently repeated (Hebrews 9:24 f
Caiaphas (2) - John of the statement that Caiaphas was high priest ‘that same year’ (Authorized Version; Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘that year’) has been made the ground of charging the Fourth Evangelist with ignorance of the fact that the high priest might Hold office for more than one year
Excommunication - Paul wished to end, lest the punishment should defeat its end and lead to ruin instead of recovery, and so Satan should Hold what was only, metaphorically speaking, lent to him to hurt
Arians - ...
Those who Hold the doctrine which is usually called Low Arianism, say that Christ pre-existed; but not as the eternal Logos of the Father, or as the being by whom he made the worlds, and had intercourse with the patriarchs, or as having any certain rank or employment whatever in the divine dispensations
Door - ...
We read (Acts 21:30) that the people laid Hold on St
I should not have paused at this word, but for the better apprehension of what the church saith of "holding the king in the galleries. It should seem, therefore, that by the act of"holding the king in the galleries"is meant, that here the church detained Jesus for sweet communion and fellowship. " (Song of Song of Solomon 3:4)...
That this is the sense of the expression of "holding the king in the galleries" seems plain, from another consideration; namely, that the word held signifies being bound as a prisoner with chains and fetters. " (Song of Song of Solomon 4:9)...
The reader will indulge me, I hope, with barely adding, that if such was the sweet result of Jesus being held by the church in the galleries of old, surely, believers now ought to take confidence and delight to detain the Lord in the galleries of ordinances; from whence, while they Hold him fast by the lively actings of faith and prayer, like the wrestlings of their father Jacob of old, (See Genesis 32:26) they may be led by him into the chambers of rich communion, in the high privilege of near and familiar enjoyment of all covenant blessings
Hypostatical Union - Those who did not Hold the Nestorian opinions had been accustomed to speak of the "one incarnate nature" of Christ, but Eutyches used this phrase in such a manner as to appear to teach that the human nature of Christ was absorbed in the divine, and that his body had no real existence
Lucian - It is easy enough, in any system which lays deep Hold on man's nature, to find out some side open to ridicule, if a man brings forward only that which is external in the system, abstracted from all its inward power and meaning, and without either understanding, or attempting to understand, this power
Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ - These divines differ from those called Arians, for the latter ascribe to Christ only a created deity, whereas the former Hold his true and proper divinity
Nail - " What is here meant? Not, surely, that what is fastened in a sure place shall lose his Hold-fast, or the vessels that are hanging upon him lose their safety; but, on the contrary,"by the removal and the cutting down," secure the everlasting safety of all that hang upon him
Demon - And mystical Babylon will become "the habitation of demons, and the Hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird
Ability, Able - ...
A — 2: ἰσχύς (Strong's #2479 — Noun Feminine — ischus — is-khoos' ) connected with ischo and echo, "to have, to Hold" (from the root ech, signifying "holding"), denotes "ability, force, strength;" "ability" in 1 Peter 4:11 , AV (RV, "strength")
Romans, Epistle to the - It was: therefore the business of the Christian teacher to reconcile the opposing difficulties and to Hold out a meeting-point in the gospel
Obed-Edom - ...
But I hope the reader, in beholding the blessing of the Lord upon Obed-edom and his house, for the ark of God's sake, will not overlook the cause. No doubt, the tokens of the divine presence were so visibly bestowed upon this man and his household, that the whole neighborhood, yea, the whole kingdom, could not but take notice of it; for it is said, "that it was told king David, saying, the Lord hath blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that pertained to him, because of the ark of God," 2 Samuel 6:12. Behold the blessedness in Obed-edom, and all that pertained to him, for receiving the ark of God into his house. It was when others trembled, he was made Hold with an holy boldness
Move, Moved, Mover, Moving, Unmovable - " The text for which there is most support gives the rendering "but I Hold not my life of any account, as dear unto myself
Macedonius, Bishop of Constantinople. - The former was ordained bishop, but did not Hold his bishopric long. His doctrine was embraced by Eleusius and others; and Marathonius brought so much zeal to the cause that its upholders were sometimes better known as Marathonians
Occupation (2) - Judaism in Christ’s day had lost Hold of the masses, because its ministers urged a law viewed by themselves in false perspective
Colossians, Letter to the - ...
Since false teaching leads people into bondage, Paul wants the Colossians to Hold firmly to the truth of the gospel and so enjoy their freedom in Christ (2:6-15)
Prison (2) - τήρησις, ‘the place of keeping’ (Acts 4:3; Acts 5:18), translation ‘hold’ (Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘ward’) and ‘prison’ (probably that attached to the Temple or the high priest’s palace, Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible iv
Door - ...
We read (Acts 21:30) that the people laid Hold on St
Achan - But war is war; and the best of commanders cannot make war a silken work, nor can he Hold down the devil in the hearts of all his men. And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by their tribes, and the tribe of Judah was taken; and he brought the family of Judah, and he took the family of Zarhites; and he brought the family of the Zarhites, man by man, and Zabdi was taken; and he brought his household, man by man, and Achan of the tribe of Judah was taken. And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed, I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: When I saw among the spoil a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it And all Israel raised over him a great heap of stones to this day. It was his eyes that stoned Achan and burned him and his household to dust and ashes in the Valley of Achor. He knows quite well that no oath that Job ever swore, and no covenant that Job ever sealed, will Hold any man's eyes from sin; and therefore He demands of all His disciples that their eyes shall be plucked out. ...
So Joshua rose early in the morning,-Joshua, like every good soldier, was an early riser,-and he brought all Israel by their tribes, and their families, and their households, that the Lord Himself might make inquisition, and might put His finger upon the marked man. God gathers the solitary into families for good, and the family tie still continues to Hold even when all the members of the family have done evil. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat Hold upon me; I found trouble and sorrow
Genesis, Theology of - Even so, it is fair to say that those who Hold to the view that Genesis is a late work (ca. ...
Scholars who essentially Hold to Mosaic authorship contend for a unified message for the book since they believe that it has a unified background and purpose. It tells how humanity began in paradise and yet lost its Hold on the tree of life through disobedience
the Merchant Man Who Sold All That he Had And Bought the Pearl of Great Price - " And all the world knows how John Wesley sold, so to speak, every other doctrine in order to Hold and to preach immediate and soul-saving faith, and with what immediate and soul-saving results. "What is a man profited," our Lord demands of every man among us, "if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Our Lord was the last to undervalue the world which He had made, and of which He is the Heir, and yet He says that if any man should have this whole world in one hand, and his immortal soul in the other hand, he will be a fool of the first water if he Holds to the whole world and lets go his immortal soul. We have it in our hand already, and all we have to do in order to be the richest of merchant men, is to keep a good Hold of it. Unless, indeed, we have already lost Hold of it
Take - We say, a child takes to his mother or nurse, and a man takes to drink which seem to include attaching and Holding. In a general sense, to get Hold or gain possession of a thing in almost any manner, either by receiving it when offered, or by using exertion to obtain it. To lay Hold of to get into one's power for keeping. ...
To take Hold, to seize to fix on
Philippi - by Philip of Macedon, who made it one of his frontier strongholds. Macedonia was subdued by the Romans, who broke up her national unity by dividing the country into four districts, the inhabitants of which were forbidden to marry or Hold property outside their respective boundaries (Livy, xlv. (1) Conybeare and Howson Hold that they ‘must certainly mean the first city in its geographical relation to St. 217) thinks that the two clauses, ‘dragged them into the agora before the rulers,’ and ‘brought them before the magistrates’ (Acts 16:19-20), mean the same thing, and Holds that if St. Paul (Acts 16:37)-the magistrates had rendered themselves liable to be degraded and counted unfit ever to Hold office again (Cicero, in Verr
Flavianus (4) i, Bishop of Antioch - 328), was that his adherents should maintain the unity of the church and continue in communion with his successors in the see; but there was no small risk of their being thus gradually absorbed by the Eusebians and losing Hold of the Catholic faith. The Eustathians, however, still refused to acknowledge Flavian, and continued to Hold their assemblies apart (Soz
Idatius (3), Author of Well-Known Chronicle - 386), the Priscillianists, falling back on Spain after the death of their chief, took a special Hold on the province of Gallicia. Accordingly we find Idatius and Turribius in 445 Holding a trial of certain Manicheans discovered at Astorga, no doubt by aid of the papal letters, and forwarding a report of the trial to the neighbouring metropolitan of Merida, evidently to put him on his guard. The history of the Fasti has now been cleared up with great learning and acuteness by Holder-Egger in the Neues Archiv der Gesellschaft für ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde , ii. That Idatius the author of the Chronicle revised the Fasti Holder-Egger does not believe, but is inclined to Hold that their agreement is best explained by the theory that Idatius used but did not compose the Fasti . 49), see Holder-Egger's art
Lay - (3) For epilambano, "to lay Hold," see Hold , No
Dress - ...
Shaking the garments, or shaking the dust from off them, was a sign of renunciation (Acts 18:6 ); wrapping them round the head, of awe (1 Kings 19:13 ) or grief (2 Samuel 15:30 ; casting them off, of excitement (Acts 22:23 ); laying Hold of them, of supplication (1 Samuel 15:27 )
Doubt - ...
James 1:6-8 tells us a doubting man is an unstable or divided man who lacks sufficient faith to lay Hold of the promises of God
Rest - See PEACE (hold one's), No
Lot (1) - But the angels "laid Hold upon his hand
Hagar - Abram's bond-woman; an Egyptian received into his household during his sojourn in Egypt,. wandered with her child (15 years was childhood when human life was so long, he was old enough to "mock") in the wilderness of Beersheba; the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast him, soon worn out as a growing lad, under a shrub, having previously led him by the hand (for Genesis 21:14 means that Abraham put the bread and bottle, but not also the child, "on her shoulder"; so Genesis 21:18, "hold him in thine hand"
Regeneration - ...
Role of Baptism Some churches Hold that the experience of regeneration is brought about by the act of baptism
Troas - But those who believe in the Apostle’s release from prison Hold that Troas was one of the places to which he returned
Rich (And Forms) - ...
Matthew 19:23 (a) Those who Hold themselves in high estimation and think themselves to be fit for Heaven without the robe of righteousness will find themselves deceived and shut outside the door of Heaven
Godly, Godliness - "The Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to Hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment" (2 Peter 2:9 ; 3:11-12 ). For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, Holding promise for both the present life and the life to come" (1 Timothy 4:7-8 )
Jacob's Well - The latter is the more exact description, inasmuch as it ‘is not an ʽain, a well of living water, but a ber, a cistern to Hold water’ (PEFSt Jezebel - Rigorists would Hold that to eat at such banquets was to communicate with idols and so to commit spiritual fornication
Madness - We read that ‘they went out to lay Hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself’ (ἐξέστη)
Cave - ...
Rock-hewn tombs, or caves for burial, were of four distinct kinds: (1) tombs which were cut down into the rock, in the same way in which graves are dug at the present time in European countries; the body was let down into these; (2) tombs cut into the face of the rock, into which the bodies were pushed; (3) tombs, somewhat like the last class, excepting that within, against the wall, there was a kind of step, about two feet high, upon which the body was laid; (4) tombs which were little more than a shelf cut into the rock, just long enough and high enough to Hold the body
Doubt - A like meaning may, perhaps, be read into the ‘how long dost thou Hold us in suspense?’ of John 10:24 (τὴν ψυχὴν ἠμῶν αἴρεις): the Jews being understood as professing an uncertainty which could be at once dispelled by some plain declaration on the part of Jesus
Palmtree - In Song of Solomon 7:8 the "daughters of Jerusalem," no longer content with admiring, resolve, in spite of the height of the fruit at the utmost top of the palm, and the difficulty of climbing the stem, bore for a great height, to "take Hold of the boughs" with their crown of fruit (Psalms 34:8)
Luke, Gospel of - They will be accomplished in grace and were to be laid Hold of by faith
Adoration - ...
The adoration performed to the Roman and Grecian emperors consisted in bowing or kneeling at the prince's feet, laying Hold of his purple robe, and then bringing the hand to the lips
Wine - Some Biblical scholars Hold that the Bible mentions two kinds of wine, one unfermented and one fermented and intoxicating
Pisidia - Supplying Antioch with veterans and re-organizing it in Roman fashion, he built one military road to connect it with the coloniae which he planted in Olbasa, Comama, and Cremna for the control of the western region, and another to join it with Parlais and Lystra, which were intended to Hold the eastern tribes in check. 19) Holds that ‘the natural, easy, and direct course is along one of the eastern tributaries of the Cestrus to Adada
Giving - ...
Since God is the ultimate owner of all things, his people should acknowledge that whatever they possess they Hold on trust from him
Luciferus i, Bishop of Calaris - Unwilling to come into open collision with his friend, he retired immediately; Lucifer stayed, and declared that he would not Hold communion with Eusebius or any who adopted the moderate policy of the Alexandrian council, which had determined that those bishops who had merely consented to Arianism under pressure should remain undisturbed
Maximinus ii., Emperor - On the application of an embassy from that city, headed by Theotecnos, which he himself had prompted, he forbade the Christians to Hold their wonted meetings in its catacombs (ix
Paradox - But in the twilight of our knowledge we must be content to Hold fast to half-truths, none of which is quite free from error or, at any rate, indefiniteness
Property (2) - But it is not therefore to be assumed that the authority of Jesus can be claimed for the socialistic view of property, which may be called the direct negative of the ordinary view which men Hold. Some, no doubt, Hold that this emphasis on the future is due to the corruption of the pure teaching of Jesus, and so are ready to claim His authority for their views. And, moreover, the great Hold which Socialism has taken of multitudes, and the fact that it becomes to them the only religion they feel any need of, have led Christians to desire that its influence should be exerted on the side of the Church. On the assumption, then, that Jesus does not condemn the possession of private property, it remains to discuss the place which property is to Hold in the life of a Christian, and the use which he is to make of what he owns. This renunciation of wealth is a general command Holding for all who would be followers of Jesus, but it receives special emphasis in regard to the rich from the way in which the young ruler who had great possessions was dealt with
Vessels And Utensils - Implements or containers ordinarily used as in, for example, the Temple service or household activities. Vessels are utensils designed for Holding dry or liquid products. Other special bowls served as fireports for Holding coals (Zechariah 12:6 ). Lamps in the Old Testament were essentially bowls for oil whose rims were pinched in to Hold a wick. Storejars were often designed to Hold standard measures, a common size in the Old Testament period being two baths, averaging twenty-five inches high and sixteen in diameter. The same word is used of utensils used in the Temple service (1 Chronicles 9:28-29 ; 2 Chronicles 24:14-19 ; Jeremiah 27:18-21 ; NIV, “articles” or “furnishings”) and for household articles (1 Kings 10:21 ; 2 Chronicles 9:20 ; NRSV, “vessels”). ...
Common household utensils included items for cooking
Church - It lays down no set of laws either to Hold the churches together in one body or to Hold all the believers in one church together
Maxentius, Joannes, Presbyter And Archimandrite - They protest that it is from no disrespect to the council of Chalcedon, but in its defence, that they contend for their position on the subject of the Trinity, and declare that they anathematize all who either oppose that council or Hold its decisions to be imperfect. They acknowledge the receipt of the letter of Maxentius and his brethren, and say they rejoice that they "hold a right opinion on the grace of God, by whose light the free will of the human mind is illuminated, and by whose aid it is controlled," and express sorrow that any should question the Catholic faith on the point (c
Fact And Theory - ...
In the first place, then, to attempt to Hold to the great supernatural facts of Christianity and to give up their meaning, is not only impossible, but, were it possible, would result in taking from the facts just that which makes them Christian facts, and which makes them constitutive of the essence of Christianity. If, therefore, we were simply to Hold to the facts of Christ’s life considered as ‘bare facts,’ we should have taken away from them that which makes them Christian facts and redemptive facts. ]'>[2] ...
We should observe, next, that the modes of statement of all those who Hold this position suggest the impossibility of Holding to ‘bare facts. ’ And this same ambiguity often attaches to the language of those who do not Hold this position. For, unlike the Ritschlian school, who Hold that the Greek influence is largely later than the NT writings, the liberal theology carries this influence, and consequently the critical process of separating the kernel of truth from its husk, back into the NT. To Hold to them, therefore, is a species of dogmatism
Henoticon, the - " On this account, and knowing also that the strength and shield of the empire rested in the one true faith declared by the holy Fathers gathered at Nicaea, confirmed by those who met at Constantinople and followed by those who had condemned Nestorius at the council of Ephesus, the emperor declares that "the creed so made and confirmed is the one only symbol of faith, and that he has held, Holds, and will Hold no other, and will regard all who Hold another as aliens, and that in this alone those who desire saving baptism must be baptized. " All who Hold other views he anathematizes, and recognizes the twelve chapters of Cyril as a symbolical book. The high Chalcedonian party, chiefly consisting of the monastic orders, condemned the "Henoticon" as tainted with Eutychianism, and, on the other hand, the Eutychians or Monophysites, indignant with Mongus for turning traitor to their cause, separated themselves, and, forming a distinct body without any chief leader and not Holding communion with the patriarch, were designated "the headless sect," "Acephali. He had seconded all the measures of Anastasius, but at the demand of the mob he now hastily assembled a synod of 40 bishops, which anathematized all upholders of the "Henoticon," recalled the banished bishops, and deposed the so-called usurpers
Sanballat - I hope that the old walls of separation will Hold together all my time. Or if we must stop and speak for a moment, we put on Sanballat's face to one another, and take Hold of Sanballat's hand, while all the time our hearts are as full as they can Hold of Sanballat's mischief that he thought to do to Nehemiah
Faith - It is not a work which God graciously accepts instead of perfect obedience, but is only the hand by which we take Hold of the person and work of our Redeemer as the only ground of our salvation
Revelation - It is a common objection to it, that hitherto it has been confined to few, and therefore could not come from God who is so benevolent; but this mode of arguing will equally Hold good against the permission of sin, the inequalities of Providence, the dreadful evils and miseries of mankind which God could have prevented
Token - 1 Corinthians 16:22, Colossians 4:18, Galatians 6:11-17; Deissmann goes so far as to Hold that in 2 Cor
Hasmonean - ...
His son, John Hyrcanus I, succeeded Simon and continued to Hold dual offices of governor and high priest
Prayer - Prayer presupposes a belief in the personality of God, his ability and willingness to Hold intercourse with us, his personal control of all things and of all his creatures and all their actions
Passion - It is used to describe a violent commotion or agitation of the mind; emotion, zeal, ardour, or of ease wherein a man can conquer his desires, or Hold them in subjection
Reverence - In the Lord’s Prayer, ἁγιάζειν, ‘to hallow’ or ‘hold sacred’ (Matthew 6:9) the name of God, implies the sentiment of reverence in its highest form
Sop - Edersheim says, ‘Mark the definite article—not “a sop” ’), Hold that it was a specific sop, used at the Passover supper in the time of Christ, which consisted of a piece of the flesh of the Paschal lamb, a piece of unleavened bread, and some bitter herbs, all wrapped together and dipped in the harôseth—a sauce made of raisins, dates, and other fruits, mixed with vinegar—and then passed round to the company by the host
Despise - 106]), to Hold or treat as of no account, despise utterly, set at nought: Luke 18:9 ( Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘set at nought’)
Helladius, Bishop of Tarsus - " The firmness of Helladius rejoiced Alexander, who wrote that he intended to Hold a synod himself, begging Helladius, whom he regarded as his leader, to attend it and sign its decrees ( ib
Aaron - In the wilderness Aaron and Hur helped Moses Hold up the staff, the symbol of God's power, so that Israel would prevail over Amalek (Exodus 17:12 )
Ship - The soul clings, as one in fear of shipwreck, to the anchor, and sees not where the cable runs, where it is fastened; she knows it is fastened behind the veil which hides the future glory; if only she Hold on to the anchor, she shall in due time be drawn in where it is, into the holiest, by the Saviour. ...
Anchoring by the stern, the ancients were prepared to anchor in the gale such as Paul encountered; and Purdy (Sailing Directions, 180) says that the Holding ground at Malta where Paul was wrecked is quite good enough to have secured the anchors and ship in spite of the severe night
Bar-Jesus - Does not the same explanation Hold good for his opponent? Bar-Jesus is a Jewish name-the name of ‘a Jew, a false prophet
Babylon - Oppert and Rawlinson, as explorers, Hold that the ruins warrant the statement of Herodotus as to the extent of Babylon
Call - To Hold or restrain
Arrest - Then a constable was ordered to fetch him down; who coming up, and taking Hold of his coat, no sooner did Mr. ’ When the Eleven took to flight the rulers laid Hold on him; and, dropping his garment, he left it in their grasp and escaped undressed. Probably Mark had gone to rest that evening after the celebration of the Passover by his household, and, with a foreboding of trouble, had lain awake
Rock - ]'>[5] ‘strong-hold’ with RV Tiglath-Pileser - Tiglath-pileser, confident, seemingly, of his Hold upon Palestine, did not again invade the country
Miracles, Signs, Wonders - It denotes something unusual that causes the beholder to marvel. Some Hold that miracles are not contrary to nature (Augustine and C
ir-ha-Heres - ...
The following are the chief views taken by those who Hold that this clause (with or without its context) is not Isaiah’s
Levi - ’ Many modern scholars Hold to this improbable etymology of the name improbable, among other reasons, because, unlike other tribal names, it is not nominal, but adjectival
Minister - He did not Hold an office, but discharged a function
Aretas - ...
It was only for a short time, however, that Rome relaxed her direct Hold upon the old Syrian capital
Shimei - When David, fleeing from Absalom, reached the edge of the valley, between the road and Shimei's house, Shimei ran along the ridge over against the road, cursing and throwing stones and dust at him and his mighty men still as he went; and saying, "Come out, come out, thou bloody man and thou man of Belial the Lord hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul (referring to his hanging up Saul's sons for the Gibeonites, 2 Samuel 21, which in time preceded this; also to his general engagement in wars, 1 Chronicles 22:8), and the Lord hath delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son, and behold thou art taken in thy mischief because thou art a bloody man" (2 Samuel 16:5-13). " However, as Solomon did not put him to death but gave him a chance of life, some understand "not" after "bring thou down," taken from the former clause "hold him not guiltless," and "bring not down his hoar head," etc
Evolution - With regard to the human soul Catholic philosophers Hold on purely natural grounds, independently of religion and revelation, that the rational soul cannot be generated even by the human parents, but must be directly created
Bezer - Bezer means a strong Hold
Bethesda - But this, if admitted as an argument of doubt, would go farther than the objectors perhaps intend; since the same cause of objection would equally Hold good against the pool of Siloam, the resurrection of Lazarus, several of the sweet and precious discourses of Christ, his miracle of Cana, at Galilee, and very many other blessed relations concerning the Lord Jesus, which are mentioned by none of the other evangelists
Sycamore - From its value in furnishing wood for various uses, from the grateful shade which its wide-spreading branches afforded, and on account of the fruit, which Mallet says the Egyptians Hold in the highest estimation, we perceive the loss which the ancient inhabitants of Egypt must have felt when their vines were destroyed with hail, and their sycamore trees with frost," Psalms 78:47
Quarter - in the navy, an officer who assists the mates in their duties, in stowing the Hold, coiling the cables, attending the steerage, and keeping time by the watch glasses
Phrygia - 328), but the latter continued to Hold its ground in the rural districts down to the 3rd cent
Hammurabi - ” Still others Hold the position that it means “the sun god heals. The ultra-high chronology Holds 1900 B. Others Hold a middle chronology with 1728 B. ...
In year 29 of his reign, he won a decisive victory over a coalition Holding the east side of the Tigris River, which opened the way for him two years later to attain victory over Larsa and gain control of the southern cities. Distinction was made between crown-tenants, fief Holders, and tenant farmers
Government - Their Hold over the individual lay in the fact that to disobey was to become an outlaw; and to be an outcast from the tribe was to be without protector or avenger. A town Holds together its neighbouring villages (‘daughters’), as able to give them protection ( Numbers 21:25 ; Numbers 21:32 , Joshua 17:11 ). His servants Hold office at his pleasure, and, provided they retain his favour, there is little to limit their power
the Woman With the Issue of Blood - She was one of the women who were beholding afar off when He died on the tree for her sin. Oh, the malice of sin! Oh, the height, and the depth, and the Hold, and the absolute incurableness, of sin! Only, with all that we must not despair. Press through, and grasp tight, and Hold fast till you hear Him say, 'Somebody is detaining me. Did you ever read Richard Baxter's Reasons why the Rest that remains for the people of God is never entered on and enjoyed here? What a splendid debate that seraphic preacher Holds with all those saints of God whose hearts are broken continually with an unalleviable pain and with an insatiable hunger after holiness
Timothy, Epistles to - Hence he willed that men should pray, Holding up holy hands; that women should adorn themselves modestly and with good works; they were to learn in silence, and not to teach or usurp authority over man. The dangers of independence coming in in connection with those who desire to be rich, are pointed out; and Timothy, as a man of God, is exhorted to flee these things; to strive earnestly in the good conflict of faith; to lay Hold on eternal life. Timothy is exhorted to Hold fast the outline of sound words heard from Paul, and to keep by the Holy Spiritthat deposit (of divine truth) committed to him
Elisha - Shaphat, Elisha's father, was growing old, and Elisha would soon have inherited the rich meadow he was then working in; but, in a moment, all that was for ever changed; and Shaphat may now cast his husbandman's mantle over what young farmer he will; his son Elisha is henceforth dead to all that Abel-Meholah has to Hold out to him. And thus it is that, when it is put to him, Elisha simply, and dutifully, and humbly asks that the divine law of adoption and primogeniture may immediately begin to Hold and to take effect in his spiritual sonship to the departing prophet. ...
The world and the church live and thrive and grow from generation to generation under the guiding and upholding hand of God
Forgiveness - An act of God's grace to forget forever and not Hold people of faith accountable for sins they confess; to a lesser degree the gracious human act of not Holding wrong acts against a person
Supernatural - ...
Those who Hold that the world was made and is ruled by God, have to imagine to themselves in some shape the mode in which God exercises His sway
Theudas - ...
(3) Still other interpreters think the Theudas incidents of Acts and of Josephus are so similar in general content that they must have been originally identical, but it is Josephus, they Hold, rather than Acts that is erroneous
Ship - The "hold," ( Jonah 1:5 ) would present no special peculiarities
New Heavens And a New Earth - This imagery is set in prophetic-apocalyptic texts that Hold forth future hope for a redeemed world that transcends the sinful world we know
James, the Lord's Brother - Those who prefer to believe otherwise, Hold either (1) that they were the sons of Joseph by a former marriage, or (2) the sons of Mary’s sister
Lucifer - Oh, the multitude, the unnumbered, unknown, unanswerable arguments which the Scriptures Hold forth "to seek the things which make for our everlasting peace, and to flee from the wrath to come
Altar - The origin and precise significance of the horns of the altar , of which the refugee laid Hold (1Kings ll
Shewbread - The border was to be "of a handbreadth"; so in the sculpture on Titus' Arch the slave's hand that Holds the table is just the breadth of the border. The frankincense always on the shewbread, and consumed when the bread was to be eaten, symbolized that prayer must ever accompany self dedication, and that the fame of love must kindle prayer when we are about to Hold communion with and to be nourished by Him
Oath - Among the Greeks and Romans, the form varied with the subject and occasion of the oath; in private contracts, the parties took Hold of each other's hands, while they swore to the performance; or they touched the altar of the god by whose divinity they swore: upon more solemn occasions, it was the custom to slay a victim; and the beast being struck down with certain ceremonies and invocations, gave birth to the expression, ferire pactum; and to our English phrase, translated from this, of "striking a bargain. " The energy of this sentence resides in the particle so: So, that is, hac lege, upon condition of my speaking the truth, or performing this promise, and not otherwise, may God help me! The juror, while he hears or repeats the words of the oath, Holds his right hand upon a Bible, or other book containing the Gospels, and at the conclusion kisses the book
Protestant - Whatsoever else they believe beside it, and the plain, irrefragable, indubitable consequences of it, well may they Hold it as a matter of opinion; but as a matter of faith and religion, neither can they with coherence to their own grounds believe it themselves, nor require belief of it of others, without most high and most schismatical presumption
Charge, Chargeable - See Hold , KEEP , OBSERVE , PRESERVE , WATCH
Popularity - Fasting and prayer that flow from a desire to Hold communion with God, charity that is the outcome of gratitude to the Heavenly Father for His wondrous mercy, are ever done in secret, so that there can be no suspicion of any unworthy motive; but the effect of these things is revealed in the man’s whole life and character; it must win for him the praise and love of all good men, and for God the glory
Popularity - Fasting and prayer that flow from a desire to Hold communion with God, charity that is the outcome of gratitude to the Heavenly Father for His wondrous mercy, are ever done in secret, so that there can be no suspicion of any unworthy motive; but the effect of these things is revealed in the man’s whole life and character; it must win for him the praise and love of all good men, and for God the glory
Hosius (1), a Confessor Under Maximian - of Rome, and others, chiefly for Holding communion with Athanasius. At length, when 100 years old, he gave way for a brief moment to the violence of his persecutors, and consented under torture to Hold communion with Valens and Ursacius (Athan. Most of them gave way, and consented to condemn Athanasius and to Hold communion with the Arians (Rufinus, lib. On his arrival he urged him to subscribe against Athanasius and Hold communion with the Arians. ), "of his father's love for Hosius, without reverence for his great age, for he was then 100 years old, this patron of impiety and emperor of heresy used such violence towards the old man that at last, broken down by suffering, he was brought, though with reluctance, to Hold communion with Valens and Ursacius, but he would not subscribe against Athanasius" (a. of Elvira, refused to Hold communion with him, and as Hosius was in the act of pronouncing his deposition he was struck dumb and fell from his seat
Methodists - By doing good; by being in every kind merciful after their power, as they have opportunity; doing good of every possible sort, and, as far as possible, to all men; to their bodies, of the ability which God giveth, by giving food to the hungry, by clothing the naked, by visiting or helping them that are sick or in prison; to their souls, by instructing, reproving, or exhorting all we have any intercourse with; trampling under foot that enthusiastic doctrine of devils,—that we are not to do good unless our hearts be free to it: by doing good, especially to them that are of the household of faith, or groaning so to be; employing them preferably to others; buying one of another; helping each other in business, and so much the more as the world will love its own, and them only; by all possible diligence and frugality, that the Gospel be not blamed; by running with patience the race set before them, denying themselves, and taking up their cross daily; submitting to bear the reproach of Christ; to be as the filth and offscouring of the world, and looking that men should say all manner of evil of them falsely for the Lord's sake. It will, therefore, be merely necessary to state those views of certain doctrines which it has been thought the Wesleyan Methodists Hold in a somewhat peculiar way, or on which they have been most liable to misrepresentation. " They Hold justification by faith. They Hold also the direct internal testimony of the Holy Spirit to the believer's adoption: for an exposition of which See HOLY SPIRIT . ...
Beside the above, there are in the United States several smaller associations of persons bearing the name of Methodists, who Hold and teach, in general, the doctrines of Wesleyan Methodists, but are not in connection with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and differ from it in various points of ecclesiastical economy and discipline
Julius (5), Bishop of Rome - Julius undertook to Hold a council wherever Athanasius chose, and seems to have sent a synodical letter to the Eusebians apprising them of his intention. The Eusebians now shewed themselves by no means prepared to submit to his adjudication, but took advantage of the dedication of a new cathedral at Antioch to Hold a council of their own there, known as the "Dedication council" (probably in Aug. "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. Constantium , 4), about the Holding of a new council, at which both East and West should be fully represented. The scheme of united action failed, the Eastern bishops Holding a separate synod at Philippopolis. ), to inform the bishops of Italy, Sardinia, and Sicily of what had been done, that they might know with whom to Hold communion
Hebrews, Epistle to the - Then is stated what is of the deepest interest, namely, that those who are sanctified — believers in Him — are all of one with the sanctifier Himself: they are His brethren, and form the company identified with Him, "Behold I and the children which God has given me. "Whose house are we, if indeed we Hold fast the boldness and the boast of hope firm to the end. Returning from this digression on the 'if,' the writer takes up again the thread from Hebrews 3:6 "Having therefore a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us Hold fast the confession. "Let us Hold fast the confession of the hope," and "let us consider one another to provoke to love and good works
Jephthah And His Daughter - Yes; fill the mountain-fastnesses of Tob as full as they can Hold of vain men, and their captain's true character will only all that the better come out. You know how you hate and fear and shrink back from meeting, not to speak of being beholden for your life to, the man or woman you once greatly injured. What a pity it is that Jephthah did not Hold himself in to the end of the interview! What a lesson he would then have been to us in the New Testament art of taming an injured tongue! But let him who has always tamed his own tongue in Jephthah's opportunity cast the first stone at Gilead's disinherited and cast-out son. The finished work of this earthly life of fathers, and mothers, and sons, and daughters, is to Hold them all as not ours but God's
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A — 8: δέχομαι (Strong's #1209 — Verb — dechomai — dekh'-om-ahee ) "to receive by deliberate and ready reception of what is offered," is used of (a) taking with the hand, taking Hold, taking Hold of or up, e
Crimes And Punishments - ), while for a man to marry ‘a wife and her mother’ was a crime that could be expiated only by the death of all three, and that, as many Hold (see below), by being burnt alive ( ib. Genesis 38:24 ), although many scholars Hold that they were first stoned to death
Italy - Protestantism gained no strong Hold in Italy because of vigorous civiland ecclesiastical opposition, the antipathy of the people, and the union of religious, ecclesiastical, and theological activities in the Counter-Reformation
Saul - In his importunity he lays Hold of Samuel’s garment, which is rent, and becomes the symbol of the kingdom wrested from Saul
Tabernacles, the Feast of - In the evening, both men and women assembled in the court of the women, expressly to Hold a rejoicing for the drawing of the water of Siloam
Establishments - An established church is most likely to maintain clerical respectability and usefulness, by Holding out a suitable encouragement to young men to devote themselves early to the service of the church; and likewise enables them to obtain such knowledge as shall qualify them for the important work. Dissenting ministers, or those who do not Hold in establishments, it is observed are not without means of obtaining knowledge; but, on the contrary, many of them are equal to their brethren in the establishment for erudition and sound learning
Melita - Purdy (Sailing Directions) remarks on the tenaciousness of the bottom in Paul's bay, "while the cables Hold there is no danger, the anchors will never start
Edom - Some scholars Hold that the Edomites aided the Babylonians in their attacks on Jerusalem in 597,586 B
Reconcilation - Through His love manifested to us in the death of Christ on the cross even while we were in the state of being sinners, God delivered us from law, wrath, sin, and death—the tyrannies that Hold humanity in check—and brought us by faith in Christ into a peaceful relationship with Himself
Deists - The deists Hold, that, considering the multiplicity of religions, the numerous pretences to revelation, and the precarious arguments generally advanced in proof thereof, the best and surest way is to return to the simplicity of nature, and the belief of one God; which is the only truth agreed to by all nations
Oath - Amongst the Greeks and Romans, the form varied with the subject and occasion of the oath: in private contracts, the parties took Hold of each other's hand, whilst they swore to the performance; or they touched the altar of the god by whose divinity they swore. The juror, whilst he hears or repeats the words of the oath, Holds his right hand upon the Bible, or other book containing the four Gospels, and at the conclusion kisses the book
Scorn - The contemptuous expression used on the occasion of Herod’s threat is, we have seen, amply justified by the character of the man, and destined to Hold up to reprobation so paltry a device and so wretched a personality
Treasure - It lays Hold upon the true finder’s heart; for in it he recognizes the satisfaction of all his longings: it is the completion of his being, the source of his life to all eternity
Confession - After the Resurrection, confession of Christ carried with it readiness to bear witness to that supreme fact ( John 20:28-29 , Romans 10:9 ); and this of course implied an acceptance of the historical tradition as to His marvellous life and character which made it impossible for death to Hold Him (cf. (1) This Holds a prominent place in the OT
Gad - A late conception associated him with the prophet Nathan ( 2 Chronicles 29:25 ) in the task of planning some of the king’s regulations with reference to the musical part of the service, while ( 1 Samuel 22:5 ) he is also stated to have acted as David’s counsellor in peril during the period when the two dwelt together in ‘the Hold
Sermon on the Mount - ...
Some Hold that the sermon should be interpreted literally. ...
One obvious question that arises for those Holding to a literal interpretation is: What do you do about a passage like Matthew 5:29-30 which talks about plucking out the eye and cutting off the hand that is offensive? Some in the history of the church have interpreted this literally
Piety - He enters the temple; but it is as a sanctuary; it is only to take Hold of the horns of the altar; it is a refuge, not a place of devotion he seeks
Hatred - The writer of Revelation does not conceal his loathing of pagan Rome, calling it ‘a Hold of unclean and hateful birds’ (Revelation 18:2), and Jude (Judges 1:23) bids evangelists who snatch brands from the burning ‘have mercy with fear, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh
Absalom - At all events, directly after receiving the king's kiss of reconciliation, he began popularity hunting, to the disparagement of his father, whose moral Hold on the people had been weakened by his sin with Bathsheba, and who probably as years advanced attended personally to judicial ministrations less than is the usual policy of oriental kings
Antonius - He was not morose to others; only to heretics was he austere and repulsive, refusing to Hold any intercourse with them even for a moment
Cry - ...
(c) ‘Cry’ = κραυγή: ‘the loud cry of deeply stirred feeling of joyful surprise’: Luke 1:42 (Elisabeth’s greeting of the Virgin-mother: ‘she lifted up her voice with a loud cry); the midnight cry, Matthew 25:6 (‘Behold the bridegroom cometh’). ...
In this connexion the passage in James 5:4 deserves notice: ‘Behold the hire of your lahourers … crieth out (κράζει); and the cries (βοαί) of them that reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. Psalms 39:13 :...
‘Hear my prayer, O Lord,...
And give ear unto my cry (שועתי);...
Hold not thy peace at my tears
Pharaoh - Thothmes III broke the confederacy of the allied kings of all the regions between Euphrates and the Mediterranean, just 17 years before Israel's invasion of Canaan, thus providentially preparing the way for an easy conquest of Canaan; this accounts for the terror of Midian and Moab at Israel's approach (Numbers 22:3-4), and the "sorrow and trembling which took Hold on the inhabitants of Palestina and Canaan" (Exodus 15:14-16)
Seek - ...
About 20 times bâqash means to Hold someone responsible for something because the speaker has a (real or supposed) legal right to it
Create - ” The technical meaning of bârâ' (to “create out of nothing”) may not Hold in these passages; perhaps the verb was popularized in these instances for the sake of providing a poetic synonym
Conflagration - And the Bramins of Siam do not only Hold that the world shall be destroyed by fire, but also that a new earth shall be made out of the cinders of the old
Greek Church - This chrism, solemnly consecrated on Maunday Thursday, is called the unction with ointment, and is a mystery peculiar to the Greek communion, Holding the place of confirmation in that of the Roman: it is styled, "the seal of the gift of the Holy Ghost. Their secular clergy, under the rank of bishops, are allowed to marry once, and laymen twice; but fourth marriages they Hold in abomination
Casuistry - These I have selected out of many; and having turned over divers casuists, have pitched upon those decisions which I Hold most conformable to enlightened reason and religion; sometimes I follow them, and sometimes I leave them for a better guide
Goel - The youngest princes of the blood that could Hold a dagger were made to stab the assassins of Aga Mahomed Khan
Ravels - The meaning is, that in those splendid palaces, where the voice of joy and gladness was heard, and every sound which could ravish the ear and subdue the heart, silence was, for the wickedness of their inhabitants, to Hold her reign for ever, interrupted only by the scream of the cormorant and the croaking of the raven
Dualism - In the Babylonian cosmology, Marduk , the champion of the upper deities, wages war against Tiamat , who leads the lower deities; at last he slays her, divides her body, and makes part a covering for the heavens to Hold back the upper waters. Paul’s doctrine of the flesh , and Pfleiderer also Holds this position
Philis'Tines - The Assyrian supremacy was restored by Esarhaddon, and it seems probable that the Assyrians retained their Hold on Ashdod until its capture, after a long siege, by Psammetichus
Job, Book of - Job's friends Hold the theory that there is an exact and invariable correlation between sin and suffering
Jubilee - Israel have sold themselves and their land to strangers; but when that glad period arrives all the promised land will return to Israel; and the bond-servants will be restored, no matter how powerful those may be who Hold them
Passover - When this is over, and the time of the evening service being come, all the household enter on prayer, which when finished they proceed to the feast of unleavened bread, with some portion of a lamb, and bitter herbs. During the service they Hold wine in their hands, and recount the history of their fathers in Egypt, and the Lord's deliverance of them
Prison - Another word for prison, τήρησις, translated ‘hold’ (RV_ ‘ward’), is employed in Acts 4:3 to designate the place of confinement into which the apostles were thrown by the sacerdotal authorities at Jerusalem; also in Acts 5:18 qualified by the adjective δημοσία (AV_ ‘common prison,’ RV_ ‘public ward’)
Silvester, Bishop of Rome - It opens: "To the most beloved pope Silvester," and concludes in reference to the decrees: "We have thought it fit also that they should be especially made known to all through you, who Hold the greater dioceses
Timothy, First And Second, Theology of - Note 1 Timothy 6:12 , where Paul commands Timothy to take Hold of eternal life to which he had been called. Even though Timothy already possessed it, Paul exhorts him to lay Hold of it, use it, live in the light of possessing it, and make it real and applicable in his life. Thus, apparently it was all right for the women of a household to teach the children in it. ...
In addition to the above, Paul makes it very clear that the doing of good works by believers is the way to store up treasure for themselves for the future, so that they may lay Hold of that which is life indeed (1 Timothy 6:19 )
Christianity - We therefore Hold that whatever Christianity is, it is not what certain modern writers describe as ‘the religion of Jesus,’ but something very different; and that as it is not to be confounded with churchly dogmas and institutions, it is just as little to be identified with an ethical theism based on the beauty of Christ’s character and the pure precepts of His Sermon on the Mount. If, on the other hand, we take the Gospels and Epistles as our authorities, we must Hold upon their evidence not only that ‘God was in Christ,’ but that He so dwelt in Christ that Christ Himself was God; and that historical Christianity is nothing less than an immediate revelation of the Divine nature through the incarnation of God in Jesus Christ. Just as Christianity, regarded as a historical revelation, may all be summed up in the fact of Christ, so, when it is considered as a personal reality, it may all be included in the faith that lays Hold of and appropriates Christ
Gospel - ‘It evidently took a strong Hold on the imagination of St. Therefore he hung on till he could Hold no longer-‘O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me out of the body of this death?’ (Romans 7:24). Both writers Hold that Christ is the end of the Law to every one that believeth, and through Him is the Atonement made once for all
Law - Such periods necessitate social experiments, for no society can Hold together without some basis of permanent security; no nation could be welded together, least of all a nation in ancient times, without some strong sense of corporate responsibilities and corporate religion. No final solution has yet been reached; but we may Hold with confidence that the traditional account of the Decalogue is correct, and that the Ten Commandments in their original and shorter form were promulgated by Moses himself. the rite of sacrifice, to Jerusalem, this law certainly had put an end to the syncretistic tendencies which constituted a perpetual danger to Israelitish religion; but while establishing monotheism, it also somewhat impoverished the free religious life of the common people, who had aforetime learned at all times and in all places to do sacrifice and Hold communion with their God. It was only by emphasizing their national peculiarities that they were able to concentrate their attention, and consequently to retain a firm Hold, upon their distinctive truths
Discipline - For the community, to Hold its members accountable through disciplinary measures will maintain the moral integrity of the group. The incentive of love, the sharing of the Spirit, the humble attitude—that is, the mind of Christis that which makes it possible to Hold another person accountable. The one who Holds another accountable is first accountable to be a loving person
Ebionism - To Hold by the validity of the Law is obviously to find no adequate place for the work of a Redeemer (Galatians 5:4). It is clear also, that those who Hold the Law to be permanent, cannot consistently accept the authority of St. ...
In brief, then, while the Nazarenes are only Christians of a stunted growth, the Ebionites proper are heretics Holding a system that is false to the real spirit of Christianity
Jonah - The men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here. Those who maintain the historicity of the Book of Jonah, and who Hold that it contains a record of facts, find no special difficulties in our Lord’s allusions to it,—He referred to Jonah and to facts in his history, just as He referred to other historical personages and to facts in their history, as to Abraham, for instance, to Moses, or to the queen of Sheba; for such persons the only difficulties are the subordinate ones belonging to the exegesis and application of the passages in question. On the other hand, those who deny the historicity of the book, and who Hold, with whatever modifications, that the story is a fictitious symbolic narrative with a didactic purpose, like some others in the OT and in the Apocrypha, find many grave difficulties in our Lord’s use of the book—difficulties which perhaps do not admit of an absolutely certain solution
the Angel of the Church of Ephesus - You would have felt as sure as sure could be that behind all that so immense activity and popularity there must lie hidden a heart as full as it could Hold of the deepest and solidest peace with God; a peace, you would have felt sure, without a speck upon it, and with no controversy on Christ's part within a thousand miles of it. 'O Thou that Holdest the stars in Thy right hand, and walkest in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks. What profit is there in my blood? Shall the dead Hold communion with Thee? Shall the grave of a castaway minister redound honour to Thee? Restore Thou my soul
James the Lord's Brother - Who, indeed, would not be absolutely captivated, fascinated, and enthralled, both in imagination and in heart, at the thought of Holding James's relationship to Jesus Christ! For thirty years eating every meal at the same table with Him; working six days of the week in the same workshop with Him; going up on the seventh day to the same synagogue with Him; and once every year going up to Jerusalem to the same passover with Him. All we know is, that one, at any rate, of Joseph's household was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him. Not another syllable more is told us about Joseph or Mary, or any of their household, till the preaching of the Baptist broke in on that house, as on all the houses of the land, like the coming of the kingdom of heaven. "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. How silent He was when we were all speaking, and would not Hold our peace. Whether it was that he had been too long an unbeliever, and never could make up for the opportunities he had lost; or whether it was that he yielded to his natural temper too much, and let it take too deep a Hold of him; or whether it was that he was never able to suppress himself so as to submit to sit at Paul's feet; or whether it was that he could never shake off the hard and narrow men who hampered and hindered him; or whether it was his life-long chastisement and impoverishment for neglecting the incomparably glorious opportunity God had given him for thirty-three years,-whatever was the true explanation of it, the fact is only too clear on too many pages of the New Testament, that James, all his days, was far more of a Jew than a genuine Christian
Ananias And Sapphira - What do you throw? What do you do? Or is Satan in on you, and are you in his hands and at his service, in money matters, and what not, before you know where you are? "Ah, sir, you are there again, are you? But my heart is as full today as it can Hold of Another," calls out my stairhead friend by reason of her exercised senses. And if Thou wilt give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, and a wife and children in Jerusalem, then the Lord shall be my God, and the God of my household. ' Or, again, in some time of adversity he may have said, "The pains of hell gat Hold upon me; but I will pay that which my mouth spake when I was in trouble. Like David, we will walk with a perfect heart in all our household affairs at home
Essenes - To popularize monotheism, to build up the OT Canon, organize and Hold together the widely separated parts of the Jewish race this work called for a new form of social order which mixed the ecclesiastical with the political
Sanhedrin - ...
While the Sanhedrin could not Hold a court of supreme jurisdiction in the absence, or, at all events, without the consent, of the Roman procurator, it enjoyed, nevertheless, wide powers within the sphere of its extensive jurisdiction
Sacrifice - But, how well soever the comparison may be thought to Hold between sacrifices and gifts, yet the opinion that sacrifices would prevail with God must proceed from an observation that gifts had prevailed with men; an observation this which Cain and Abel had little opportunity of making
Arms - The JAVELIN (kidon ) was lighter, appropriate to maneuvering, easy to Hold outstretched (Joshua 8:14-27); carried on the back between the shoulders
Nero - Paul’s trial ( Acts 25:1-27 ; Acts 26:1-32 ; Acts 27:1-44 ; Acts 28:1-31 , where ‘Cæsar’ is Nero), the mention of his household ( Philippians 4:22 ), and the general consensus of opinion that the number of the Beast 666 ( Revelation 13:18 ) is a cypher indicating Nero Kesar (the Gr. The Roman Hold on Britain, which his predecessor Claudius had obtained, was further strengthened under Nero
Doctrine - ...
Culture shapes the way we think, the values we Hold, the choices we make, and the way we relate to others
Conflagration - And the Bramins of Siam do not only Hold that the world shall be destroyed by fire, but also that a new earth shall be made out of the cinders of the old
Supralapsarians - Persons who Hold that God, without any regard to the good or evil works of men, has resolved, by an eternal decree, supra lapsum, antecedently to any knowledge of the fall of Adam, and independently of it, to save some and reject others: or, in other words, that God intended to glorify his justice in the condemnation of some, as well as his mercy in the salvation of others; and, for that purpose, decreed that Adam, should necessarily fall
Satan - ...
Jesus would drive out "the prince of this world" by his cross (John 12:31 ); the latter would have no Hold on Christ, for he was without sin (14:30); and Satan stood condemned at the bar of God's judgment (16:11). ...
Believers need to exercise care about anger, so as "not to give the devil a foothold" (Ephesians 4:26 )
Nations, the - Still, several texts Hold out for the ultimate conversion of all peoples (see Jeremiah 16:19 )
Giving - Treasury gifts for the temple service were recognized by Jesus (Mark 12:41 = Luke 21:1), and gifts for the upholding of public worship are an essential part of worship. It is founded in justice, the recognition of the true relations which men Hold one to another in Christ. [1], 318, ‘but as to what is within, give alms, and behold all things are clean unto you’)
Servant - "Behold my Servant, whom I uphold: mine Elect in whom my soul delighteth!" Observe here the Father is speaking to the church of him, and bids the church to accept him, and receive him in this sweet character. And immediately after he speaks to him—"I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will Hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a Covenant of the people?" (1618732765_7)...
In a following chapter, (Isaiah 49:1-6) we find the Lord Jesus calling to the church, in consequence of this covenant and commission, to accept and receive him in this character. (See John 17:3)...
And now reader, if the Lord, the Holy Ghost, whose office it is to take of the things of Jesus, and to shew to the people, hath graciously shewn Christ to you in this lovely and endearing character; what a sweetness must your soul find, as often as you hear God the Father calling upon you in that sweet Scripture, to behold his Servant, your Surety, whom JEHOVAH upholds, and in whom his soul delighteth! And how blessed must you be to behold your Lord Jesus as JEHOVAH'S Servant and your Surety, entering, as the Scriptures have set him forth, the service of his Father, magnifying his holy law, and fulfilling all righteousness; yea, more than repairing all the breaches our sins had made, and purchasing for his redeemed a greater abundance of glory and happiness by his righteousness and blood shedding, than a whole eternity will be able to recompence! Oh, what endless glories, even now by faith, break in upon the soul, while contemplating the Father's grace, and Jesus' love, in this great salvation! "Haste, haste my beloved, and until the day break, and the shadows flee away, be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether
Refuge - A beautiful type of the ministers of our God, who are supposed to be always as watchmen upon the walls of Zion crying aloud to sinners, murderers of their own souls, "to flee unto Christ as a refuge to lay Hold of, and as an anchor to the soul both sure and stedfast within the vail
Citizenship - -ciuitas sine suffragio, implying that the persons who possessed it had all the privileges of a Roman citizen except the power to vote in the assemblies and to Hold office
Basket (2) - If so, the supposed need for a στυρίς being big enough to Hold a person disappears, and we may accept the decision of those who consider it the smaller of the two kinds mentioned in the Gospels
Blindness (2) - Is it not enough for all practical purposes to Hold the substantial accuracy of the Evangelic narrative without troubling ourselves about those minute divergences which occur in different versions of the same event narrated by the most trustworthy witnesses?...
The miracles recorded in Matthew 12:22 and John 9 stand by themselves as having a very close relation to the teaching of Jesus which follows
Water - Thus the word is used to picture something impetuous, violent, and overwhelming: “Terrors take Hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night” (Job 27:20)
Philosophy - According to the Talmudists, they were bound to Hold no conversation with women, and to refuse to sit at table with the lower class of people, Matthew 9:11 ; John 4:27
Sacrament - It gives men the hope of receiving, by the use of a charm, the full participation of the grace of God, although they continue to indulge that very large class of sins, to which the accommodating morality of the church of Rome extends the name of venial; and yet it makes this high privilege entirely dependent upon the intention of another, who, although he performs all the outward acts which belong to the sacrament, may, if he chooses, withhold the communication of that physical virtue, without which the sacrament is of none avail. But in these two points, the moral effect upon the individual, and the advantage to society, is contained all that a Socinian Holds concerning the general nature of the sacraments. For, while they Hold that the sacraments yield no benefit to those upon whom the signs employed in them do not produce the proper moral effect, they regard these signs as intended to represent an inward invisible grace, which proceeds from him by whom they are appointed, and as pledges that that grace will be conveyed to all in whom the moral effect is produced
Olympias, the Younger - The compulsory dispersion of the society of young females of which she was head, and who, like her, had refused to Hold communion with the intruding bishops, was a great sorrow to her ( ib
Severus, l. Septimius - No Christians took a prominent part on the side of Niger or Albinus, and it is even probable that those who tried to Hold Byzantium for Niger ill-treated the Christians there during the siege
Procurator - Before the Roman Empire was ever thought of, and regularly also after it had come into existence, a procurator (Greek, ἐπίτροπος) was one qui procurat, ‘who attends to’ or ‘manages,’ particularly the affairs of a house-hold or an estate-an agent, steward, or bailiff, in fact
Lamp - Basically, a lamp consisted of a bowl to Hold the fuel (oil) and a cloth wick that soaked up the oil for the flame (Exodus 27:20; Matthew 25:3-4)
Elder - Even where the Bible recognizes a title, the emphasis is usually more on the work the elders do than on the office they Hold (Acts 20:17; Acts 20:28; 1 Thessalonians 5:13; 1 Timothy 3:1; 1 Peter 5:1-3)
Revelation, the Book of - To be sure, the Lord will come in power and majesty, but not before His enemies have exercised a terrible (albeit limited by the divine mercy) attack upon those who “hold to the testimony of Jesus. Refusing the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:16-17 ; Revelation 14:11 ), they Hold to the testimony of Jesus (Revelation 14:12 ) in spite of persecution (Revelation 12:17 ; Revelation 13:7 ) and therefore have the promise of final deliverance in heaven from this evil age of great tribulation (Revelation 7:14 ). The woman, who (as Israel) brought forth the Christ (Revelation 12:1-2 ) and also “other offspring,” those who “hold to the testimony of Jesus,” now received the brunt of the frustrated dragon's wrath (Revelation 12:17 )
Christ in Reformation Theology - ‘No one can deny,’ he says, ‘that we Hold, believe, sing, and confess all things in correspondence with the Apostles’ Creed, that we make nothing new therein, nor add anything thereto, and in this way we belong to the old Church, and are one with it. ” By this faith Hold fast, and though heathen and heretic are ever so wise, thou shalt be blessed’ (Erlangen ed. ...
As with every other article of his creed, Luther had a practical religious interest in Holding so firmly to the humanity of Christ. It was no mere semblance of a man who was now exalted at the Father’s right hand, but one who was bone of our bone, and flesh of our flesh, to whom no human experience, save sin, was foreign,—a boy who enjoyed his play and helped in little household duties, a man who shared the common lot of toil and weariness and temptation, a real man living a true human life under conditions not so far removed from our own. ...
‘To know Jesus in the true way means to know that He died for us, that He piled our sins upon Himself, so that we Hold all our own affairs as nothing, and let them all go and cling only to the faith that Christ has given Himself for us, and that His sufferings and piety and virtues are all mine. When I know this, I must Hold Him dear in return, for I cannot help loving such a man
Eutyches And Eutychianism - He was a staunch upholder of the views and conduct of Cyril of Alexandria, who had even sent him, as a special mark of favour, a copy of the Acts of the council of Ephesus, a. I will Hold fast by the faith which I have received. Dioscorus now, and to his honour, protested: "Let Eutyches be not only punished, but burnt, if he Holds heterodox opinions. If not, they declared that they would Hold no communion with men who opposed the creed of the 318 Fathers at Nicaea. In his address he explained that he appeared in person, as Constantine had done before him, not to overawe and coerce any, but to strengthen and confirm the faith: his efforts and prayers were alike directed to one end, that all might be one in true doctrine, Hold the same religion, and honour the true Catholic faith. Marcian warned them that their contumacy would be sharply punished; and on July 28, Eutychians and Apollinarians were deprived of their priests and forbidden to Hold meetings or live together in monasteries; they were to be considered incapable of inheriting property under a will or devising property to their co-sympathizers; and were to be reckoned unfit f
Confession - The following is an apology for those clauses, by the late venerable Archdeacon Dodwell, who seems to have felt none of those misgivings which troubled his doubting brethren;— "The form, as well as the substance, of this creed, and the very introduction to the main article, has been objected to:...
‘Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he Hold the catholic faith;' to which is added, ‘Which faith, except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. ' In short, no objection can be made against this assertion in the creed, but what would Hold as strongly against that declaration of our blessed Lord, ‘He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned,' Mark 16:15 . ) We believe and firmly Hold all that which is contained in the twelve articles of the symbol, which is called the Apostles' Creed, accounting for heresy whatsoever is disagreeing, and not consonant to the said twelve articles. ) In like manner, we firmly Hold that there is no other Mediator and Advocate with God the Father, save only Jesus Christ
Fortification And Siegecraft - ’ In this article it is proposed to indicate the nature of the walls by which these cities were fenced in OT times, and of the fortresses or ‘strong Holds’ so frequently mentioned in Hebrew history, and finally, to describe the methods of attack and defence adopted by the Hebrews and their contemporaries. ]'>[6] , however, is Hold or strong Hold , as the ‘strong Hold’ of Zion ( 2 Samuel 5:7 ), the acropolis of the Jebusite city, which AV Arminianism - They Hold, that Christ died for all men in the literal and unrestricted sense of that phrase; that his atonement is able, both from its own merit, and from the intention of him who appointed it, to expiate the guilt of every individual; that every individual is invited to partake of the benefits which it has procured; that the grace of God is offered to make the will comply with this invitation, but that this grace may be resisted and rendered ineffectual by the sinner's perversity. If a man Hold that good works are necessary to justification; if he maintain that faith includes good works in its own nature; if he reject the doctrine of original sin; if he deny that divine grace is requisite for the whole work of sanctification; if he speak of human virtue as meritorious in the sight of God; it is very generally concluded, that he is an Arminian. He did not mean to insinuate, that a difference of opinion was of no consequence at all; that they who thought one way were just as right as they who thought a contrary way; or that men have no occasion to be solicitous about the religious tenets which they Hold. " The hope of success which the Arminians entertained from the indulgent manner in which they were treated by the civil authorities, were soon blasted by a misunderstanding which had secretly subsisted for some time between the stadtholder and the principal magistrates, and at last broke forth into an open rupture
Eunomius, Bishop of Cyzicus - In the following century, when Theodoret wrote, the body had dwindled to a scanty remnant, compelled to conceal themselves and Hold their meetings in such obscure corners that they had gained the name of "Troglodytes" (Theod. Of these creations of the Divine Energy the Son or Logos Holds the first place, as the instrumental creator of the world. He accused them of preaching an unknown God, and even denied their right to be called Christians at all, since without knowledge of God there could be no Christianity; while he denied to those who did not Hold his views as to the nature of God and the generation of the Son the possession of any true knowledge of the Divine Being
Hebrews, Theology of - Perseverance, of which Jesus presents the supreme example, (5:7-9; 12:1-4), is demonstrated through "holding on" to our assurance firm to the end (3:6,14). Like the Aaronic priests he Holds his office by divine decree (5:4-5a), but in contrast to them his appointment derives from an entirely different covenant basis (7:11-14), which declares him to be a priest forever (7:15-22). 22), "let us Hold unswervingly" (v. Only through grace can we lay Hold of his eternal kingdom
House - The ‘candlestick’ or lamp-stand (λυχνία) mentioned in the above passages is also a piece of furniture, set in the middle of the room to Hold the light. Chairs and tables are not much used by non-westernized Orientals to this day; but sometimes a low stand is placed on the floor to Hold food at meals, though more often the meats are placed on a tablecloth on the ground
Essenes - Those who believe so must Hold the common, but quite wrong, opinion that all Jews were Pharisees, Sadducees, or Essenes, and that all showing asceticism were Essenes, James might be an ascetic without being an Essene, as one may to-day be an abstainer without being a Good Templar. We may Hold that the early Church cannot be proved to have owed anything to Essenism, and can be explained without it
Christian (the Name) - 35) were not infrequent among the Greeks of Asia Minor, and it is arbitrary scepticism to Hold that St. On the principle of nomen et omen, they retort upon their critics and opponents, ‘If our name has this meaning, why Hold it up to opprobrium? Does it not suit our characters?’ Perhaps, too, as Harnack conjectures, the very choice of the imperfect appellabat, instead of the present appellat, indicates that Tacitus seeks to draw a distinction between the popular mistake in a
the Disobedient Prophet - And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the Lord unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense. We would Hold his name in more than royal honour if we knew it. But for some reason or other of her own the Bible Holds his great name back. ' And go you to the preacher who speaks closest to your conscience, whatever denomination he preaches in, and then Hold fast by your enlightened and awakened conscience against men and devils
the Queen of Sheba - ' And ever after that day the Queen of Sheba watched at her window for the ships of Solomon, till, above all else, the Name of the Lord took entire Hold of her heart. But there was no name of any god given in Sheba that took such Hold of the Queen of Sheba's heart as did the Name of the God of Israel
the Angel of the Church in Sardis - His appearance, his voice, his delivery, his earnestness and impressiveness, and his memorable sayings, all contributed to make the name of the minister of Sardis absolutely a household word up and down the whole presbytery. And that because most of their appearances are before men, and that in the exercise of some gift of the mind which is supposed to Hold forth the inward worth of a man more than any other gift. "Remember how thou hast received, and heard, and Hold fast, and repent. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment
Jews - The following religious sects exist today: ...
Orthodox Jews, who believe in the inspiration of Scripture and who cling to the prescriptions of the Mishna and Talmud
Conservative Jews, who also Hold the inspiration of Scripture, but who have adapted the prescriptions of tradition to modern Conditions
Liberal or Reformed Jews, who have very lax views about the inspiration of Scripture, who try to make their beliefs conform to modern rationalistic theories, and who have abandoned many of the ancient customs and practises
Zionism is a movement to make Palestine the national home of the Jews and the chief center of Jewish culture
Mining And Metals - Deuteronomy 33:25 ), though inapplicable to Palestine proper, may Hold good of the Lebanon district or (as has been suggested by some) of the Sinaitic region
Laws, Penal - The only disqualifications now in force against Catholics are those prohibiting the sovereign from being or marrying a Catholic, or any Catholic from Holding the office of lord chancellor. In 1778 an act was passed enabling Catholics to Hold all lands under lease and repeal of inheritance laws; and in 1782, an act allowing Catholics to erect schools with permission of the Protestant bishop of the place, and permitting bishops and priests to reside in Ireland
Esau - " Jacob took Hold of his twin brother in the womb when the latter was coming out first, from whence he got his name = supplanter (Hosea 12:3)
Corrupt, Verb And Adjective. Corruption, Corruptible, Incorruption, Incorruptible - ...
A — 2: φθείρω (Strong's #5351 — Verb — phtheiro — fthi'-ro ) signifies "to destroy by means of corrupting," and so "bringing into a worse state;" (a) with this significance it is used of the effect of evil company upon the manners of believers, and so of the effect of association with those who deny the truth and Hold false doctrine, 1 Corinthians 15:33 (this was a saying of the pagan poet Menander, which became a well known proverb); in 2 Corinthians 7:2 , of the effects of dishonorable dealing by bringing people to want (a charge made against the Apostle); in 2 Corinthians 11:3 , of the effects upon the minds (or thoughts) of believers by "corrupting" them "from the simplicity and the purity that is toward Christ;" in Ephesians 4:22 , intransitively, of the old nature in waxing "corrupt," "morally decaying, on the way to final ruin" (Moule), "after the lusts of deceit;" in Revelation 19:2 , metaphorically, of the Babylonish harlot, in "corrupting" the inhabitants of the earth by her false religion
Magi - The sacred caste itself appears to be mentioned in Jeremiah 39:3 ; Jeremiah 39:13 (see Rab-Mag); and a ritual observance, preserved still in Parsi worship, figures in Ezekiel 8:17 , from which we gather that sun-worship, accompanied with the Holding of the barsom (‘bunch of fine tamarisk boughs,’ as the geographer Strabo defines it) to the face, was a characteristic of Magian ritual before it was grafted on to Persian religion. ...
There are three special characteristics of Magianism proper which never obtained any real Hold upon the religion with which the Magi subsequently identified themselves. To Iranian tribes Holding this faith came in the 7th cent
Saint - Regarded as a criminal on trial, he is ‘justified’ or ‘acquitted’ (yet as an act of grace, and not with a verdict of ‘not guilty,’ Romans 5:8); as an enemy he is ‘reconciled’; as a debtor he is ‘forgiven’; as a slave he is either ‘redeemed’ or admitted to the status of ‘son’ in the household of God (cf. The saints in the NT as in the OT receive a ‘kingdom’ (Daniel 7:27), a social gift too great for one pair of hands to Hold, or for one single mind to conceive
Quirinius - Census it will be seen that this statement probably means that this was the first occasion of an enrolment of this nature, an enrolment of population by households as distinct from a rating-enrolment in reference to property, and that it took place during the governorship of Quirinius in Syria. As we know that Augustus had a rule that no governor of a province should Hold that office for less than three or more than five years, the whole period from b. 12, for he was then consul at Rome; and even if it were of any service, we cannot place him later, for he became tutor of Caius Caesar and governor of Asia; so that there is a difficulty in fixing his earlier period of Holding office in Syria, if, indeed, he was twice governor
Capital Punishment - Is authority to punish a mandate to kill? If the sword is to be taken literally and the state's Hold on the sword is a mandate to kill, then capital punishment should be the primary punishment the state has available to use, and it should always be by a literal sword
Melita - Paul … is safe for small ships, the ground, generally, being very good; and while the cables Hold there is no danger, as the anchors will never start’ (Smith, p
Minister - On his back he bears a burden of water, and in his hand a rack of bottles containing essences to flavour the draught if needed, and glasses to Hold the cooling liquid
Abomination of Desolation - Having seized the Temple, they made it a stronghold, and ‘entered the sanctuary with polluted feet’ (μεμιασμένοις τοῖς ποσὶ παρῄεσαν εἰς τὸ ἄγιον). ’* Call, Called, Calling - Paul exhorts Timothy; ‘Fight the good fight of faith, lay Hold on the life eternal, whereunto thou wast called, and didst witness the good confession in the sight of many witnesses’ (1 Timothy 6:12)
Dropsy - It is, of course, possible that ἐπιλαβόμενος (Luke 14:4) may have been used by the writer of the narrative to correspond with the word ἀνασπάσει (Luke 14:5), in order to emphasize the force of Jesus’ argument, and that Jesus, in actually laying Hold of the dropsical patient, intended to convey objectively the lesson which each one of them ought to have learned from the toil involved in pulling a drowning animal out of a well
Stumbling - I was however mistaken: he snatched the reins out of my hand, and caught Hold of them collected close at the horse's jaw, then began to flog my horse and to spur his own, till he got them both into full speed: nor did he stop there, but continued to belabour mine with his whip and to spur his own, driving headlong over every impediment that came in our way, till I really thought he had run mad, or designed to kill me. At all this I was very much astonished; and, toward the end, as much pleased as astonished; which he perceiving, cried out frequently and triumphantly, ‘Behold, Frank, behold!' and at last, drawing in the horses, stopping short, and looking me full in the face, he exclaimed, ‘Frank, what say you now?' For some time I was incapable of making him any answer, but continued surveying him from head to foot as the most extraordinary savage I had ever beheld; while he stroked his whiskers with great self-complacency and composure, and nodded his head every now and then, as much as to say, ‘Look at me! Am I not a very capital fellow?' We alighted on the brow of a small hill, whence was to be seen a full and uninterrupted prospect of the country all round
Ordination - The latter they Hold to be a circumstance of ordination, not an essential
Praise - If the act is confession of sin, the same is true, for confession is not made to a being who does not Hold a place of honour and praise
Psalms, the Book of - How dark and gloomy is it there, from anxious and troubled views of the wrath of God! I Hold, however, that no better or finer book of models, or legends of saints and martyrs, has existed, or can exist on earth, than the Psalter
Phoebe - According to some scholars who Hold this opinion, these verses are only a part of a letter the remainder of which has been lost. the household of Stephanas at Corinth, 1 Corinthians 16:15-16)
Judgement - ...
The exhortation to the Philadelphians is "Hold that fast which thou hast that no man take thy crown. And the Lord says "Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give to every man according as his work shall be
Joannes Cappadox, Bishop of Constantinople - Following, therefore, the canons and the Fathers, we Hold him alien and condemned by reason of his blasphemies, and we anathematize him
Leovigild, Arian King of the Visigoths - Fronimius of Agde to Hold fast her orthodox profession in the midst of the Arian family into which she had married, and who no doubt expected her to become an Arian
Stephanus i., Bishop of Rome - Routh and Lipsius also Hold that excommunication was pronounced
Quakers - ) from which they were given forth; and we Hold with the apostle Paul, that they are able to make wise unto salvation, through faith, which is in Christ Jesus, 2 Timothy 3:15 . We Hold, that, as there is one Lord and one faith, Ephesians 4:5 . 'Behold I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me;' and that where the substance is attained, it is unneccessary to attend to the shadow, which doth not confer grace, and concerning which, opinions so different, and animosities so violent, have arisen. But we Hold, that, as Christ's kingdom is not of this world, it is not the business of the civil magistrate to interfere in matters of religion, but to maintain the external peace and good order of the community
Second Coming of Christ - Pretribulationists Hold that there follows a period of tribulation for those remaining on earth (Matthew 24 ), which will last for a thousand years (Revelation 20:5 ). Posttribulationists Hold that the church will remain on earth throughout the tribulation and that the return of Christ is after that. " He goes on to say that "the secret power of lawlessness" is already at work in this world, but that it will be more fully manifested when "the one who now Holds it back" is taken out of the way. Pre-millennialists Hold that Christ will come before the thousand years, post-millennialists that the return of Christ will follow the thousand years, and amillennialists that the thousand years are to be understood symbolically; this period refers to the whole time before the second coming
Seceders - They remain under the jurisdiction of different synods, and Hold separate communion, although much of their former hostility has been laid aside. " They are fully persuaded, however, that the standards of public authority in the church of Scotland exhibit a just and consistent view of the meaning and design of the holy Scriptures with regard to doctrine, worship, government, and discipline; and they so far differ from the dissenters in England, in that they Hold these standards to be not only articles of peace and a test of orthodoxy, but as a bond of union and fellowship
Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis - With the monks of Palestine, and especially of his own monastery at Eleutheropolis, he continued as bishop to Hold uninterrupted communication. This was rudely refused by the passionate old man, who declared himself unable to Hold church communion with Chrysostom until he had expelled the "Long Brothers," and had subscribed a condemnation of the writings of Origen. This Chrysostom gently declined, with a reference to the synod about to be Holden; whereupon Epiphanius at once assembled the many bishops already gathered at Constantinople, and required them all to subscribe the decrees of his own provincial council against the writings of Origen
Romans, Book of - ” Other interpreters Hold that “the righteousness of God” is the activity of God, understanding the term primarily from its use in the Greek translation of the Old Testament where it refers to God's acting in His saving power. Roman Catholic scholars have argued the opposite, Holding that justification means God's making a person righteous or moral regeneration. Paul's conception is that both of these power fields exist in our present world with unbelievers totally controlled by the evil forces and with believers constantly needing to struggle to free themselves from the Hold sin has and tries to gain over them
Joshua - ...
The view is widely held that Joshua has no historical reality as a person, that his name is merely the name of a clan in Ephraim, and that his leadership in Israel represents, and puts back into the period of the conquest the commanding position which Ephraim had come to Hold in the Israelite confederation. But only on the supposition that there was something to idealize is it possible to understand why a man, who belongs to a clan in Ephraim which is otherwise unknown, came to be set up as the hero under whom they won their foothold among the nations, and passed from wandering tribes into a people. This is one of the facts which support those who Hold that P Ten Commandments - The insistence that all persons are to be able to Hold their physical life, their sexual fidelity, their possessions, and their reputation inviolate shows that no one is a faceless molecule in some larger entity. But if we give assent to all that and then succumb to the sin of covetousness, believing that happiness consists in getting Hold of something that we have seen in the possession of another, we will have missed the whole point of God's instruction and be in dire peril of falling back into the very pit from which we have been lifted
Mephibosheth - In the terror that took possession of Jonathan's household that terrible day, Mephibosheth's nurse caught up the child and fled with him in her arms. And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar. And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba, the servant of Mephibosheth, met David with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine. And the king said to Ziba, What meanest thou by these? And Ziba said, The asses be for the king's household to ride on, and the bread and the summer fruits for the young men to eat, and the wine that such as be faint in the wilderness may drink. And the king said, Where is thy master's son? And Ziba said to the king, Behold, he abideth in Jerusalem; for he said, Today shall the house of Israel restore to me the kingdom of my father. Then the king said to Ziba, Behold, thine are all that pertained to Mephibosheth. For, behold, I am come the first this day to go down to meet my lord the king. Both true history and truthful fiction have taken firm Hold of this frequent fact in human life. … My perplexity continues as to whether I shall move now or not, stay or return, Hold by Lauderdale, or make use of the Bishop
Peter, Second Epistle of - The Apostle will Hold himself in readiness to remind his readers of the truth; and since; his death may be sudden, he will endeavour to leave them a trustworthy memorial of his teaching; for, unlike the false teachers, Peter was an eye-witness competent to set forth the power and the return of the Lord, having seen the Transfiguration on the Holy Mount. They seem to have taken advantage of the privilege of porphecy to spread their libertinism, and to have turned the sacred love-feasts into bestial carousals, Holding out, especially to recent converts, the distorted promise of Christain freedom. It is almost impossible to Hold that the author of 1Peter could have described his letter in the words of 2 Peter 3:1 , and have regarded 2Peter as a sequel to the same readers
Philippians, Epistle to - , probably those of early converts, lead us to infer that the Gentile element continued strong from the days when the Church began in the house Holds of Lydia and the jailor ( Acts 16:12-40 ). He has come to be recognized as no mere disturber of the peace ( Acts 24:6 ; Acts 25:8 ), but as a preacher of a religion different from that of the Jews, and one which had already reached Cæsar’s household ( Philippians 4:22 ). Also ‘Cæsar’s household’ ( Philippians 4:22 ) probably means the attendants of the Emperor in Rome, including those of high rank and slaves. ...
Assuming that the letter was written from a Roman prison, what is its relationship to Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon the other letters of the captivity? Some Hold that these were written from Cæsarea while Philippians was sent from Rome, but most assign all these Captivity Epistles to Rome. Hort, who is in favour of the priority of Philippians, Holds that the request to Philemon to prepare a lodging is not to be taken in a ‘crude literal sense,’ and that in the contemporary Colossians there is no expectation of a speedy release. Paul among the Prætorians and in the Imperial household, partly by his friends, and to some extent by others who probably preached to the Jews and their proselytes. Christian perfection is still in the distance, but all who have been laid Hold of by Christ must respond by striving eagerly for perfect fellowship with Him
Lots - A Holder could convey it to another, as Isaac did to Jacob, and such transference could not be cancelled or altered (Genesis 27:33, Hebrews 12:17). Because a child came to be looked upon as the Holder of the κλῆρος, and when he attained the proper age (Galatians 4:1) entered on possession, κληρονόμος (κλῆρος + νέμομαι, ‘hold’) came to mean what we call an ‘heir’ (Hebrews 11:9). Similarly the higher things of life came to be looked upon as something the κλῆρος of which a man could Hold. Noah became the Holder of the κλῆρος of righteousness (Hebrews 11:7)
Eternal Everlasting - And many will Hold that while good, as emanating from God, is necessarily indestructible, evil, as contrary to the Divine nature and will, must eventually cease to be-‘that God may be all in all’ (1 Corinthians 15:28)
Joel - Few scholars Hold to such an interpretation today
Alexander, of Alexandria - Arius now returned into Palestine, and three bishops of that country, one of whom was Eusebius of Caesarea, permitted him to Hold religious assemblies within their dioceses
Greek Church - That in these widely distant countries the professors of Christianity are agreed in every minute article of belief, it would be rash to assert; but there is certainly such an agreement among them, with respect both to faith and to discipline, that they mutually Hold communion with each other, and are, in fact, but one church
Theophilus (2) - Some critics still Hold that Theophilus was simply a pagan interested in Christianity. seems to see, as the main obstacles to the Faith, not hypocrisies, nor Jewish backsliding, but the temptations of wealth and social position acting upon half-hearted converts; and his sayings about building the tower, putting the hand to the plough, renouncing all one’s possessions, and hating father and mother, are pathetic indications of what must have been going on in the divided household of many a young Theophilus
Manasseh - ) also Holds. The story of their early settlement on the East side is discredited by many scholars, who Hold that the East was later conquered from the West
Appear, Appearance - While later rabbinic texts Hold that a direct vision of God is reserved for the righteous in the age to come, the Pentateuch in particular recounts that God was visible (in various forms) at certain moments to certain people
Bishop - (3) The bishop described to Timothy, the elders of Acts 20:1-38 , those of 1 Timothy 5:17 , those described to Titus, and those of 1 Peter 5:2 , all seem to Hold a subordinate position, and to have rather pastoral duties than what we should call episcopal
Worship - Thus in ancient Israel there was the divine comand that “Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord God,” and “Three times in the year you shall Hold a festival for me” (Exodus 23:17 ,Exodus 23:17,23:14 NRSV)
Isaiah - How much further was Isaiah’s doctrine of the future developed? Was he the creator of those ideas more particularly summed up in the term ‘Messianic,’ which exercised so powerful an influence in the later periods of Judaism, and which are doubtless among those most intimately connected with the prophet in the minds of the majority of students of the Bible? In particular, was the vision ( Isaiah 9:1-6 ) of the Prince of Peace with world-wide dominion his? Or, to take another detail, did he Hold that Zion itself was invincible, even though hostile hosts should approach it? These are questions that have been raised and have not yet received a decisive answer
Salvation - ...
(2) The perseverance of the saints: Assurance of salvation is grounded in confidence that God is able to finish the good work begun in us (Philippians 1:6 ), that God who sacrificed His Son for sinners (Romans 5:8-9 ) will not Hold back anything necessary to save one of his children (Romans 8:32 ), and that nothing can separate us from God's love in Christ (1618732765_37 )
Ministry, Minister - The main tasks of deacons, who were to be of sound character and with a firm Hold on the faith, were administrative and financial
Satan - ...
When therefore we behold the Lord Jesus going forth for the salvation of his people, we behold him, as he is represented through all the Scriptures, as first conquering Saran in his own person and then destroying his dominion in the hearts of his people. ) "And I saw an angel come down from heaven having the key of the bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand; and he laid Hold of the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and after that he must be loosed a little season
Simeon - But when they came to the seventh chapter, and to this verse in that chapter, "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel," Simeon at that impossible prophecy threw down his pen and would write no more. And, behold, thou shalt remain in this thy captivity till thou shalt see with thine own eyes the Lord's Christ, made of a woman, and till the virgin's son shall put his little hand into thine aged bosom, and shall there loose thy silver cord. ...
And, being full of the Holy Ghost, Simeon went on to say: "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel. Though he fall he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord upholdeth him with His hand, Now, unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy: to the only wise God, our Saviour. When you have once begun the devil's work of evil-speaking, he will Hold his hook in your jaws, and will drag you on, and will give you a stake and an interest in lies and slander, till it will enrage and exasperate you to hear a single word of good spoken about your innocent victim
Hand - In man, the extremity of the arm, consisting of the palm and fingers, connected with the arm at the wrist the part with which we Hold and use any instrument
Zechariah, Book of - Usually an ephah would Hold about two-thirds of a bushel of grain
Proselytes - But he could not Hold land nor intermarry with Aaron's descendants (Leviticus 19:10; Leviticus 21:14), he is presumed to be in a subject condition (Deuteronomy 29:11); Hobab and the Kenites (Numbers 10:29-32; Judges 1:16), Rahab of Jericho (Joshua 6:25), and the Gibeonites as "hewers of wood and drawers of water" (Joshua 9), are instances of strangers joined to Israel
Poetry - ...
David's spiritual songs gained such a Hold of the nation that worldly songs thenceforth held a low place (Isaiah 5:12; Amos 6:5)
Mediator - The Mediator to approach JEHOVAH, is his Elect, in whom his soul delighteth; in whom he beholds such unparalleled glory and beauty and loveliness, that the very heart of JEHOVAH is in all, and with all, Christ undertakes and is engaged in. Let the reader only turn to Isaiah 42:1 and a few of the following verses, and then judge for himself of JEHOVAH'S great delight in beholding Christ in the character of Mediator. First he speaks of him, and calls upon the church to behold him: "Behold my servant whom I uphold, mine elect in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon him; he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles; he shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. "Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens and stretched them out, he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it, he that giveth bread unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein, I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will Hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant to the people, for a light to the Gentiles, to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house
John - Why are our minds so blighted and so barren in the things of God? Why have we so little faith? Why have we so little Hold of the reality and nobility of Divine things? The reason is plain-we seldom or never meditate
Culdees - They accordingly refused to Hold communion with them
Pelagians - ...
The followers of the truly evangelical Arminius, or those who Hold the tenet of general redemption with its concomitants, have often been greatly traduced, by the ignorant among their doctrinal opponents, as Pelagians, or at least as Semi-Pelagians
Run - ) To continue without falling due; to Hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run
Parents (2) - The husband was supreme in the household, his authority recognized by the wife—and here it may be noted that, while polygamy was permitted by the Jewish law, the principle of ‘one man one wife’ had won general acceptance. At once it may be set down that the requirements of the Fifth Commandment had taken deep Hold in Jewish life. In practice the supremacy of the father as ruler of the household was, indeed, recognized; his power over his children was almost absolute: at the same time, the utmost respect and obedience to both father and mother were demanded and yielded
Poverty of Spirit - There may be no demand for a literal abandonment of worldly possessions, but the true disciple will Hold them indifferent
Severus, Aurelius Alexander - This decision implies a certain recognition of the right of the Christians as such to Hold property, which is also implied by the life of CALLISTUS. ...
Strange to say, in later tradition the emperor, whom all writers near his time represent as a friend, nay almost a convert, to Christianity, whose chapel contained an image of Christ and whose household was filled with Christians (Eus
Vigilantius - He throughout imputes to his adversary extreme views, which it may certainly be assumed he did not Hold
Gospels - It is suggested that this theory would account for unusual words or expressions being found in all the Synoptics, as these would retain their Hold on the memory. ...
The form of this theory which may now be said to Hold the field, is that the source of the common portions of the Synoptics is a Greek written narrative, called (for reasons stated in art. ]'>[6] ), probably natives of Kerioth in Judæa; Joseph of Arimathæa, ‘a city of the Jews’ ( Luke 23:51 ); the household at Bethany; and Simon the leper ( Mark 14:3 ). The self-assertion of the great Example of humility is equally great in all the Gospels, and is the great stumbling-block of all the thoughtful upholders of a purely humanitarian Christ. , though some Hold that he did not put it on a level with the Synoptics
Israel - The Ewald-Dillmann school, represented by Strack and Kittel, still Hold that P [1] differs from the other two in Holding that the worship of Jahweh was known at an earlier time. see) Joshua won for the Israelites a victory over four petty kings of the north, which gave the Israelites their foothold there. while, Holding as they did Jerusalem, Aijalon, Har-heres (Beth-shemesh), and Gezer, they cut the tribe of Judah off from their northern kinsfolk. ]'>[1] tells us (Judges 1:34-35 ) that the Danites struggled for a foothold in the Shephçlah, where they obtained out an insecure footing. As they afterwards migrated from here ( Judges 17:1-13 ; 1618732765_30 ), and as a place in this region was called the ‘Camp of Dan’ ( Judges 13:25 ; Judges 18:12 ), probably their Hold was very insecure
Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the - Israel anticipated that for them God's coming would Hold favorable prospects, that it would be a day of light. Some Hold that these luminaries are symbolic, as often in the ancient Near East, of potentates and governmental powers
Holy Spirit - The day of Pentecost was not, indeed, included in the Easter period, though with the glorified life of Jesus was associated the conviction that the Spirit had now laid Hold of the disciples too. On the contrary, the Spirit lays Hold upon human life in its entire range, and brings it as a whol
Sarah - But still the great promise Holds on its course, and is repeated, and enlarged, and enriched, and sealed; and still it is with me as it has been from the beginning. 'Behold, now, the Lord hath restrained me; but there is my maid!'...
You are a truly humble man when you are truly despised in your own eyes. It is the least you can do to Hold your peace, and to bear with meekness the hand of God. Kiss the rod, and the hand that Holds it. Thou God seest me! Behold, that well still springs up in the wilderness of Shur; it is to be found on the road between Kadesh and Bered. Behold, Hagar, He is lifting thee up. And when thy lovers had Hold of thy deceived heart, He pitied thee, and had thoughts of love toward thee
Jeremiah - Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me the man that I am! Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow. Were you spiritually-sensible preachers you would soon get inside your people's hearts, and you would Hold your people's hearts to the end. God did not play in tempting me; neither did I play when the pangs of hell gat Hold on me
Jonath - But she would need to be a far more skilfully constructed, and a far more solidly built, and a far more scientifically navigated vessel than even an English East Indiaman that would engage to carry a disobedient prophet away from his post, and to land a guilty sinner in a harbour where God's hand would not Hold him. Did you ever Hold your breath while God and man were casting the discovering lots of life or death over you? What is thine occupation? And whence comest thou? What is thy country, and of what people art thou? I am an Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, the God of Heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land. Behold, I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people
Baxterianism - Ward differed from Amyraut, Martinius, and others of that school, on the topic of baptismal regeneration; and, as the subjects of baptism, according to the sentiments of the two former, are invested with invisible grace, and are regenerated in virtue of the ordinance when canonically performed, such divines far more easily disposed of their baptized converts in the ranks of strict predestination, than the others could who did not Hold those sentiments. That he tried to Hold and adjust the balance between the two parties, and that he was most anxious to reconcile them, are very certain
Omnipresence - "Whither shall I go from thy Spirit, or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up to heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there; if I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall Hold me. Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? Do not I fill heaven and earth, saith the Lord? Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?" "Thus saith the Lord, Behold, heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. " "Behold, heaven, and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee. To a large proportion of those who Hold a distinguished rank among the ancient theistical philosophers, the idea of the personality of the Deity was in a great measure unknown
Transubstantiation - Under the Jewish economy, the numerous sacrifices that were offered, in a remarkable degree riveted the attention; and, with reference to this, it became customary to Hold forth the Lord's Supper as the great sacrifice in the Christian church. It was very early the practice to Hold up the elements, previous to their beings distributed, to the view of the people, probably to excite in them more effectually devout and reverential feelings; and this laid the foundation for that adoration of them which was, at a subsequent period, as we shall soon find, extensively introduced. But it was not to be supposed that the curiosity of man would be permanently arrested at the threshold of this most mysterious inquiry; and accordingly a definite theory, with respect to it, was, in the ninth century, avowed, and zealously defended. Among these Berenger Holds the most conspicuous place, both on account of the zeal and ability which he displayed, and the cruel and unchristian manner in which he was resisted
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A — 15: ἐνέχω (Strong's #1758 — Verb — enecho — en-ekh'-o ) "to Hold in," has a secondary significance of "setting oneself against a person," "being urgent against," Mark 6:19 ; Luke 11:53 (RV, marg
Bereans - The Bereans agree with the great majority of Christians respecting the doctrine of the Trinity, which they Hold as a fundamental article; and they also agree in a great measure with the professed principles of both our established churches respecting predestination and election, though they allege that these doctrines are not consistently taught in either church. Upon this subject they say, the majority of professed Christians stumble at the very threshold of revelation; and, by admitting the doctrine of natural religion, natural conscience, natural notices, &c
Inspiration of Scripture - Likewise, Jeremiah wrote, “And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth” (Jeremiah 1:9 ). This view Holds that particular passages of Scripture carry various degrees of inspiration. Usually those who Hold to this view are careful to distinguish between the original manuscripts and the present form of the Bible
Fall - It is in accordance with Hebrew idiom to Hold that knowledge of good and evil is equivalent to knowledge in general; though it is of course not certain that that is the sense in which the phrase is here used
Jude, Epistle of - The difficulty of accounting for the choice of such a pseudonym, and the absence from the letter of any substantial improbability against the traditional view, make it reasonable to Hold that Jude the brother of our Lord was the author
Old - Golden - She appears to be the genuine church of GOD by her protestations, but actually she is "the habitation of demons, the Hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. "...
Revelation 18:2 She Holds out to the world the promise of forgiveness, absolution, and a method of cleansing, all of which are represented by the type of "a golden cup
Growing - Thus the Apostle of the Gentiles uses the conception of inward Christian growth (Ephesians 4:15), and so as to form a shrine wherein the Divine presence may be manifest (Ephesians 2:21); his prayer for his Colossian converts is that they may grow in further knowledge of God (Colossians 1:10); his promise to them if they ‘hold the Head’ (Colossians 2:19), is that they shall grow with a Divine increase
Liberty (2) - The disciple must Hold himself entirely at liberty from the things of the world for the world’s sake; he must stand ‘with loins girded about and lamp burning’ (Luke 12:35), unhindered by multitudinous possessions (Luke 12:15), not anxious as to the lesser matters of clothing, food, and shelter (Matthew 6:25, Luke 12:22), taking ‘no bread, no wallet, no money,’ whereon he may come to depend too much (Luke 9:3; Luke 10:4, Matthew 10:9, Mark 6:8)
Judge Judging (Ethical) - They are to ‘test all things and Hold fast that which is right’ (1 Thessalonians 5:21), and to ‘test the spirits whether they be of God’ (1 John 4:1, the word δοκιμάζειν being used, which more definitely suggests the approval which results from a test or touchstone than the simpler and more familiar κρίνειν)
Agriculture - Two smaller pegs in the middle of the upper side Hold in position a ring of willow, rope, or other material, which is passed over the end of the pole and kept in position by the pin above mentioned
Philistia - But the Philistines laid Hold of Gibbethon commanding the defile leading from Sharon up to Samaria; Israel had a long struggle for its recovery (1 Kings 15:27; 1 Kings 16:15)
Faith - " Nothing is required of such but this actual trust in, and personal apprehension or taking Hold of, the merits of Christ's death as a sacrifice for sin; and upon their thus believing they are justified, their "faith is counted for righteousness," or, in other words, they are forgiven
Diseases - "That all this," remarks Michaelis, "should still be found exactly to Hold at the distance of three thousand five hundred years from the time of Moses, ought certainly to gain some credit to his laws, even with those who will not allow them to be of divine authority
Pillar - It now remains to deal with a question which may be thus formulated, What significance did the Canaanites, and the Hebrews after them, attach to these mazzçbâhs , and what place did they Hold in the ancient cult? This question can hardly be approached without a reference to the still unsolved problem of the religious significance of ‘standing stones’ all the world over
Eternal Life, Eternality, Everlasting Life - To define eternity more closely, the Bible would seem to call for laying Hold of personal relationship with God. He exhorts Timothy "to take Hold of the eternal life" to which he was called (1 Timothy 6:12 )
Jacob - ) ("supplanter", or "holding the heel". As Jacob "took his brother by the heel (the action of a wrestler) in the womb" (Hosea 12:3), so the spiritual Israel, every believer, having no right in himself to the inheritance, by faith when being born again of the Spirit takes Hold of the bruised heel, the humanity, of Christ crucified, "the Firstborn of many brethren. staying at home, minding the flocks and household duties; not, like Esau, wandering abroad in keen quest of game, "a man of the field," wild, restless, self indulgent, and seldom at home in the tent. ...
Having left Canaan in guilt, now on his return Jacob must re-enter it with deep searchings of heart and wrestlings with God for the recovery of that sinless faith which he had forfeited by deceit and which lays Hold of the covenant. Jacob understood it so, and called his household to put away their strange gods (namely, Rachel's stolen teraphim and the idols of Shechem, which was spoiled just before), their earrings (used as idolatrous phylacteries), and uncleanness; and then proceeded to perform what he had vowed so long ago, namely, to make the stone pillar God's house (Genesis 28:22)
Revelation of John, the - Three schools exist:...
(1) The preterists Hold that the whole has been fulfilled in the past. No early father held the first theory; few but rationalists Hold it, who limit John's vision to his own age, pagan Rome's persecutions, and its consequently anticipated destruction
Restoration - Was it for Him included in the possibilities of the future? or have we any express declaration that in this life only is there a possibility of right moral decision being made, with the consequent attainment to a right and saving relation to God? The last question stands on the threshold of the inquiry; for if it be unmistakably answered in the affirmative, it must determine the whole problem for those who accept His authority as final; while, if no such declaration is found, the way is left open for a redeeming process beyond the bounds of this brief mortal life. And He nowhere precludes the possibility of moral growth and betterment in that vast Unseen; the parable of Dives and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) speaks of ‘a great gulf fixed’ prohibiting a passage from either of the two contrasted states of being to the other, but it was not a gulf across which there could come no communication or redeeming influence, for Dives and Abraham can Hold converse; and the parable hints not obscurely at some betterment of the selfish rich man who begins to have a genuine concern for his brethren (unless it must be interpreted as a subtle form of self-excuse). 407–408) says: ‘If we are to see here the conception of a final reconciliation between God and His creatures, a blotting out of evil in the sense that it shall be transformed into good, a complete harmonizing of the universe so that neither angel nor man shall be found to set himself against the Divine ethical order, then we must Hold this view to spring out of a philosophical thought which does not find support elsewhere in the NT, and which did not afterward meet with wide approval in the Church
Universalism (2) - It was plausible for Jewish Christians to Hold that the Master’s example sanctioned particularism rather than universalism. ]'>[3] Yet we feel bound to Hold that it is deeper spiritual vision and not simply lowered logical acumen that makes the NT writers—conceivably, sometimes, at the cost of systematic coherence—hail Christ as Saviour of all men
Galatians, Epistle to the - Those who Hold the N. Upholders of the N. ...
Another view is that of Weber, who also Holds that Syrian Antioch was the place of writing, but dates the Epistle before the Council (see Acts 14:28 ). ‘Hold fast by freedom, but do not mistake it for licence
Philanthropy - It is the secret of civilization, and its Hold upon the imagination and conscience has become so great that it is now woven into the moral consciousness of men. He limits the ministry of His disciples to the villages of Judaea, bidding them avoid the villages of the Samaritans (Matthew 10:5); and in His interview with the Syrophœnician woman (Mark 7:26) He not only repeats the limitation given to His disciples as binding also upon Himself, declaring that He was not sent save to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, but speaks of the woman as a dog, and claims for the Jews that they are the children of the household. We Hold that Christ used the words in irony, and that, feeling the utter falseness of the leaders and teachers of the. Holdsworth
Confess, Confession - Similarly, the author to the Hebrews exhorts his wayward readers to "hold fast our confession" (4:14, RSV; 10:23), a confession that is focused on the identity of Christ (see 3:1)
Temptation, Trial - ‘Test all things; Hold fast that which is good’ (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
Obadiah, Book of - As to the more precise date of Obadiah 1:1-9 ( Obadiah 1:10 ) or so much of the verses as may be pre-exilic, no agreement has been reached among those who Hold them to be pre-exilic; no known circumstances explain the allusions
Roman Law - These included the right to vote for magistrates, the right to be elected as a magistrate, the right to contract a legal marriage, the right to Hold property in the Roman community, and the right to appeal to the people, and in later times to the emperor, against the sentences passed by magistrates or other officials of rank. ...
Roman Law and Family Life The New Testament “House Codes” (Ephesians 5:21-6:9 ; Colossians 3:18-4:1 ; and 1 Peter 2:18-3:7 ) should be interpreted against the background of the status of the family and the power of the head of the household in Roman society. In early Roman law, and to a significant though diminishing extent throughout the Roman period, the paterfamilias (head of the household) was the only fully legal person in the family. All of these persons lived under the patria potestas , or “absolute power,” of the patriarchal head of the household
Church - There are some promises applicable to none but those who attend the ordinances of God, and Hold communion with the saints, Psalms 92:13
Sadducees (2) - Many Hold that it was Zadok the priest, the contemporary of David and Solomon (2 Samuel 8:17; 2 Samuel 15:24, 1 Kings 1:8; 1 Kings 2:35 etc
Worldliness - While he is bound to exclude from intimacy those who are unsympathetic with his inner life (1 Corinthians 5:9), he is by no means to Hold aloof from ordinary intercourse with all sorts and conditions of men (1 Corinthians 5:10), but here also is to find a field for that exercise of Christian principles and virtues (2 Corinthians 1:12, Colossians 4:5-6) by which he shall shine as a light in the world (Philippians 2:12; cf
Vengeance (2) - ...
It would, of course, be easy to Hold this teaching of Christ in a wrong spirit, to cherish a sense of satisfaction that, even if we may not avenge ourselves, yet vengeance is certainly in store for wrong-doers
Promise - Thus Jacob on his deathbed promised his twelve sons that the future would Hold certain prospects for them, and according to contemporary custom this statutory declaration to each one of them gave the pronouncements legal force (Genesis 49:1-33 )
Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ - These divines differ from those called Arians, for the latter ascribe to Christ only a created deity, whereas the former Hold his true and proper divinity: they differ from the Socinians, who believe no existence of Christ before his incarnation: they differ from the Sabillians, who only own a trinity of names: they differ, also, from the generally received opinion, which is, that the human soul began to exist in his mother's womb, in exact conformity to that likeness unto his brethren, of which St
Circumstantiality in the Parables - an illustration and a didactic part, which, according to the view we Hold, may be called either the interpretation or the application
Athens - Paul’s time the penchant for news took the form of an eagerness to hear the latest novelty in speculation or religion which any σπερμολόγος (picker-up of scraps of information) might have to publish (Acts 17:21), in order that they might exercise their nimble wits upon it, and most probably Hold it up to ridicule. That the address before the Council of the Areopagus was not entirely fruitless is proved by the conversion of a man Holding so important an official position as Dionysius the Areopagite (q
Feasting - They could Hold property, and they gave relief in cases of need to their members
Hunneric, King of the Vandals. - While outside the walls in this miserable state, they were summoned to meet at the Temple of Memory persons sent by the king, and were required to take an oath to support the succession of Hilderic, the king's son, and to Hold no correspondence with countries beyond the sea
Domitian - In 83, on his sixth campaign, Agricola had been able, with the co-operation of his fleet, to extend his Hold over our island
Columbanus, Abbat of Luxeuil And Bobbio - His own inclination was always to retire into the wood and caves and Hold unrestrained communion with God; but besides the claims of his monasteries, Christian zeal and charity drew him forth. Luxeuil was, in short, as Montalembert expresses it, the monastic capital of Gaul, as well as the first school in Christendom, a nursery of bishops and saints; while Bobbio, although for so brief a period under the government of its founder, became a stronghold of orthodoxy against the Arians, and long remained a school of learning for North Italy
Euric, King of Toulouse - Finally, Sidonius implores the aid of Basilius, the position of whose bishopric made him diplomatically important ("per vos mala foederum currunt, per vos regni utriusque pacta conditionesque portantur") towards obtaining for the Catholics from the Gothic government the right of ordaining bishops, that "so we may keep our Hold upon the people of the Gauls, if not ex foedere , at least ex fide
Assyria - We are therefore entitled to Hold that the Hebrews were, from the beginning of their history, under the influence not only of the common stock of Shemitic endowments, customs, and beliefs, but also of those that were specifically Babylonian. The catastrophe is related with awful brevity: "Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred and four score and five thousand; and, when they arose early in the morning, behold they were all dead corpses
Sacrifice - By his offering of himself once for all, Hebrews 10:3 , he has superseded all other sacrifices, and saves forever all who believe, Ephesians 5:2 Hebrews 9:11-26 ; while without this expiatory sacrifice, divine justice could never have relaxed its Hold on a single human soul
Education - Alongside these, if not identical with them, as many Hold, we find an influential class of religious and moral teachers, known as the Sages or the Wise, whose activity culminates in the century preceding the fall of the Persian empire (b
Jerusalem - But in that year the emperor (Hadrian), in order to Hold them in subjection, rebuilt and fortified the city
Pass'Over, - Each one was to have his loins girt, to Hold a staff in his hand, and to have shoes on his feet
Judah - Judah should Hold the tribal "sceptre," and have "lawgivers" (Psalms 60:7) among his posterity ("from between his feet") until Shiloh ("the Prince of peace") should come
Incarnation (2) - It laid passionate Hold on the conception of one all-embracing principle, one all-comprehensive, ever victorious good. But He could, and did, Hold such an attitude to men as would enable Him to enter with perfect sympathy and entire appropriateness into any situation into which Divine Providence might conduct a man. Without presuming to make a complete enumeration, we note the following among the offices and functions which Jesus avowedly claims to Hold and fulfil
Woman - The wife of noble character (Proverbs 31:10-31 ) works industriously not only in traditional domestic spheres but in running a business out of her house, purchasing property, making investments, speaking wisely, and ruling her household. Although women were not permitted to be priests, they did on occasion Hold other offices or leadership roles in Israel. ...
Chloe in Corinth (1 Corinthians 1:11 ) and Nympha in Colossae (Colossians 4:15 ) are women whose households figure prominently (and the fact that the households are attributed to these women suggest that no male heads are present). " In view of the distinction between (apparently) all male overseers and both male and female deacons in 3:1-13, a plausible interpretation of 2:12 is that women may not Hold the highest office in a given ecclesial context (perhaps roughly analogous to modern-day senior pastors in congregationally governed churches)
Presbyterians - ...
"From the last cited text it is evident that the bishops of the Thessalonian churches had the pastoral care of no more souls than they could Hold personal communion with in God's worship; for they were such as all the people were to know, esteem, and love, as those that not only were over them, but also 'closely laboured among them, and admonished them. ...
The laymen who thus form an essential part of the ecclesiastical courts of Scotland are called ruling elders, and Hold the same office, as well as the same name, with those brethren (Acts 15:1-41 :) who joined with the apostles and elders at Jerusalem in determining the important question concerning the necessity of imposing upon the Gentile converts the ritual observances of the law of Moses
Fall (2) - Christ is here presented in relation to the Universe as ‘the firstborn of all creation,’ in whom and unto whom all things were created, in whom all things Hold together, and who becomes also the ‘head of the body, the Church,’ and ‘the firstborn from the dead. The question as to the relation of the Fall to the Incarnation thus resolves itself into that of the place of the Fall in God’s plan of the world; and we need not Hold with hyper-Calvinists that sin was foreordained, in order to believe that the Fall, foreseen and permitted, enters into an intimate and essential relation to the whole of the Divine plan. In this plan Incarnation Holds a central place, and its redemptive significance is one aspect of a wider relation to the world, as the means for perfecting as well as for redeeming the human race
Presbyterians - ...
"From the last cited text it is evident that the bishops of the Thessalonian churches had the pastoral care of no more souls than they could Hold personal communion with in God's worship; for they were such as all the people were to know, esteem, and love, as those that not only were over them, but also 'closely laboured among them, and admonished them. ...
The laymen who thus form an essential part of the ecclesiastical courts of Scotland are called ruling elders, and Hold the same office, as well as the same name, with those brethren (1 Timothy 1:3 :) who joined with the apostles and elders at Jerusalem in determining the important question concerning the necessity of imposing upon the Gentile converts the ritual observances of the law of Moses
Galatians, Letter to the - Paul's heated defense of justification by faith and freedom in the Spirit has endeared this epistle to all who Hold such to be the living core of the Christian faith
Tradition - This recognizes that people Hold on to those things which are meaningful and meet their life needs
Thessalonians, Second Epistle to the - is the assertion of a restraining power , Holding in check the mystery of lawlessness already at work . The traditional ‘antichrist’ is therefore already to be looked for ( 2 Thessalonians 2:7 ), and might well be discovered in Jewish hatred, bent on the very destruction of Christianity ( 1 Thessalonians 2:15-16 ), fortified by its secure Hold of the national sanctuary ( 2 Thessalonians 2:4 ), and held in restraint only by the forces of order seated in the Roman power, or, possibly, in the better elements of Judaism itself ( 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 )
World - The world lies within the scope of God’s redemptive purpose in Jesus Christ ( John 2:2 , John 4:14 ), yet it stands opposed to His followers as a thing wholly evil, with which they may Hold no traffic ( John 2:15-17 , cf
Divorce - Atkinson, To Have and to Hold ; H
Judgment - All judgment is determined by the attitude which men Hold towards Christ. Jesus always Holds Himself forth (‘I am the way and the truth and the life,’ John 14:6) as the supreme standard of life; and the invitation to come to Him leads to a comparison and judgment of likeness or unlikeness. In all the Gospels, judgment is determined by the relation which a man Holds to Jesus Christ
Fall - Some Bible students understand the tree to Hold (1) all knowledge—that is the complete range of experience
Ascension of Jesus Christ - Hebrews emphasizes that his going into the "inner shrine" was "on our behalf" (6:20; 9:24 NRSV), and that since we have "a great high priest who has passed through the heavens let us Hold fast to our confession" (4:14 NRSV)
Wilderness (2) - At the boundary itself of those two tracts of land live some populations which Hold a sort of intermediate position in the progress of civilization: they are half-sedentary, half-shepherds (half-Fellahîn, half-Bedawîn), and, dwelling still under tents, they cultivate the ground, plough, sow, and reap (cf
Reward - In Revelation 22:12 the Greek word for "reward" is probably used with both favorable and unfavorable meanings in mind: "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. Eternal life is something to be laid Hold of by the individual (1 Timothy 6:17-19 )
Pope - All in communion with the see of Rome unanimously Hold that our Saviour Jesus Christ constituted St
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(b) In Christ’s spiritual struggles on the very threshold of His public life, He had to do with the stones. ...
(c) At Cana of Galilee Jesus ‘manifested his glory’; and there, we might say, He was again beholden to the stones; for the six waterpots by whose aid He wrought His first miracle were waterpots of stone (Luke 20:17-185). Peter’s words, that ‘it was not possible that he should be Holden of it’ (Acts 2:24). One of the most striking assertions of His claim to Messianic dignity lay in His answer to the Pharisees when they appealed to Him to rebuke the enthusiastic shouts of His disciples: ‘I tell you that if these shall Hold their peace, the stones will cry out’ (Luke 19:40). First he quotes Isaiah 28:16 ‘Behold I lay in Zion a chief corner stone,’ etc
Marks Stigmata - ...
(2) Household-slaves. ’ Most modern commentators Hold the view that St
Babylon - ...
The destruction of Babylon was fully foretold in scripture, though some of these prophecies may refer also to still future events, namely, the overthrow by the Lord (typified by Cyrus) of the last Holder of Nebuchadnezzar-like authority, namely, the beast, the last head of the revived Roman empire. A night was chosen when the inhabitants were about to Hold a festival, when the whole city would be given up to drunkenness and debauchery. ...
This also was prophesied of in scripture: it specifies that Cyrus was God's shepherd, and He had Holden him to subdue nations: God would loose the loins of kings to open before him the two-leaved gates; and the gates should not be shut: the gates of brass should be broken, and the bars of iron be cut asunder
Dominion (2) - They who shall Hold rank nearest to Christ in His Kingdom are they who shall most closely resemble Him in respect of lowliness, self-denial, and humble service
Free Will - Those who Hold that the will is not free, or, as we should rather put it, that men are not free to will, do not as a rule argue so much from Scripture, although they may do that in part, as from philosophical grounds, and what they regard as experience
Bishop, Elder, Presbyter - We may Hold, and perhaps be able to convince others, that one solution is more probable than another, but we cannot prove that it is the true one
Clovis, King of Salian Franks - 392 B); on his recovery he immediately issued his famous declaration of war against the Visigoths: "Verily it grieves my soul that these Arians should Hold a part of Gaul; with God's help let us go and conquer them, and reduce their territory into our hands" (Greg
Gospel - ...
They relate the first appearance of Christ upon earth, his extraordinary and miraculous birth, the testimony borne to him by his forerunner, John the Baptist, the temptation in the wilderness, the opening of his divine commission, the pure, the perfect, and sublime morality which he taught, especially in his inimitable sermon on the mount, the infinite superiority which he showed to every other moral teacher, both in the matter and manner of his discourses, more particularly by crushing vice in its very cradle, in the first risings of wicked desires and propensities in the heart, by giving a decided preference to the mild, gentle, passive, conciliating virtues, before that violent, vindictive, high-spirited, unforgiving temper, which has been always too much the favourite character of the world; by requiring us to forgive our very enemies, and to do good to them that hate us; by excluding from our devotions, our alms, and all our virtues, all regard to fame, reputation, and applause; by laying down two great general principles of morality, love to God, and love to mankind, and deducing from thence every other human duty; by conveying his instructions under the easy, familiar, and impressive form of parables; by expressing himself in a tone of dignity and authority unknown before; by exemplifying every virtue that he taught in his own unblemished and perfect life and conversation; and, above all, by adding those awful sanctions, which he alone, of all moral instructers, had the power to Hold out, eternal rewards to the virtuous, and eternal punishments to the wicked
Hopkinsians - The Hopkinsians warmly advocate the doctrine of the divine decrees, not only particular election, but also reprobation; they Hold also the total depravation of human nature, the special influences of the Spirit of God in regeneration, justification by faith alone, the final perseverance of the saints, and the consistency between entire freedom and absolute dependence; and therefore claim it as their just due, since the world will make distinctions, to be called Hopkinsian Calvinists
Herod - He appeared before the master of the Roman world in all the regal ornaments excepting his diadem, and with a noble confidence related the faithful services he had performed for his benefactor, Antony, concluding that he was ready to transfer the same gratitude to a new patron, from whom he should Hold his crown and kingdom
Arms - Another defensive provision in war was the military girdle, which was for a double purpose: first, in order to Hold the sword, which hung, as it does this day, at the soldier's girdle or belt, 1 Samuel 17:39 : secondly, it was necessary to gird the clothes and the armour together
Eye - Sometimes expressions of this kind are taken in a quite opposite sense: "Behold the eyes of the Lord are on the sinful kingdom; and I will destroy it," Amos 9:8 . "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good," Proverbs 15:3 . " The direct allusion may Hold to a lantern, or lamp, λυξνος ; if the glass of it be clear, the light will shine through it strongly; but if the glass be soiled, dirty, foul, but little light will pass through it: for if they had not glass lanterns, such as we use, they had others in the east made of thin linen, &c: these were very liable to receive spots, stains, and foulnesses, which impeded the passage of the rays of light from the luminary within
Nineveh - ...
The threatened overthrow of Nineveh within three days, was, by the general repentance and humiliation of the inhabitants, from the highest to the lowest, suspended for near two hundred years, until "their iniquity came to the full;" and then the prophecy was literally accomplished, in the third year of the siege of the city, by the combined Medes and Babylonians; the king, Sardanapalus, being encouraged to Hold out in consequence of an ancient prophecy, that Nineveh should never be taken by assault, till the river became its enemy; when a mighty inundation of the river, swollen by continual rains, came up against a part of the city, and threw down twenty stadia of the wall in length; upon which, the king, conceiving that the oracle was accomplished, burned himself, his concubines, eunuchs, and treasures; and the enemy, entering by the breach, sacked and rased the city, about B
Peace (2) - The word frequently occurs in the Gospels in the idiomatic phrase ‘to Hold one’s peace,’ i. ), and in the NT ἡσυχάζω, σιγάω, and σιωπάω, when used in the sense of Holding one’s peace, appear to be employed without any real discrimination
Pharisees - Arguing from the known tendency of the Pharisees to be moderate in judgment, and from the definite illustrations of it which we have (Acts 5:34 ff; Acts 23:9), we may Hold that as far as the persecutions in Jerusalem are concerned, the main responsibility at least does not lie on the Pharisees
Inspiration - 511) Philo explains that ‘so long as we are masters of ourselves we are not possessed; but when our own mind ceases to shine, inspiration and madness lay Hold on us. And in the disagreement between Peter and Paul at Antioch, we see how possible it was that men equally inspired should Hold divergent and even antagonistic opinions upon matters essential to the well-being of the Church
Immortality - Paul lays Hold of and works out in their relation to the Kingdom of God, making new combinations of old ideas, throwing fresh light on the purpose of God, and filling the old categories of thought with a new vital force. ’ The rich are charged to lay Hold on what is truly life (τῆς ὄντως ζωῆς, 1 Timothy 6:19)
Honorius, Flavius Augustus, Emperor - All continued to acknowledge the title of Honorius, and to Hold titles from the empire; and all accepted the civil law and magistracy of Rome. Two more decrees this year restored all fabrics taken from the Jews, even for church purposes; or, in case the holy mysteries had been celebrated in such buildings, equal accommodation should be provided for the former Holders. The temptation to a Christian emperor to Hold heresy or paganism an offence against the State, which he personified (at least on earth, and in heathen theory in heaven), was too much for man
Abstinence - Christian moral progress (sanctification) includes a Holding fast (κατέχεσθαι) of the good, and an abstaining from (ἀπέχεσθαι) every form of evil (Acts 13:2-362 f. Some Hold that it was the form to ‘be permanently observed’ in such cases (Ramsay, St. 23) Holds up St. Romans 8:13, 1 Corinthians 5:5; 1 Corinthians 7:1-8; 1 Corinthians 9:27, 2 Corinthians 4:10-11, Colossians 3:5); but even those who Hold this view of these Pauline passages admit ‘that there is very little asceticism, in the ordinary sense, in St. It is the supremacy of single-hearted devotion to Christ that ho Holds out as an ideal, and his view is that in some cases marriage endangers this
Nestorian Church - In later days legend supplied the names of earlier Holders of what had then become a patriarchal throne, and indeed made Akha d’Abuh’ himself one of the series, and told how in a. —The church was then formally put into the position that it had, previously to the persecution, occupied practically: it was made a melet in the Persian state, under its catholicos, Isaac; it was allowed to Hold a council, under his presidency and that of the Roman ambassador, Marutha; and it now for the first time accepted the Nicene Creed. He was able to establish rules for the election of the patriarch which still Hold good in theory, and founded schools and colleges (in particular, one at Seleucia), in addition to the one at Nisibis
Novatianus And Novatianism - In fact, many continued to Hold the same view within the church during the next 150 years (cf. , however, pope Celestine persecuted them, deprived them of their churches, and compelled Rusticula their bishop to Hold his meetings in private, an act which Socrates considers another proof of the overweening and unchristian insolence of the Roman see ( H
Moab - The song (Exodus 15:15) at the Red Sea first mentions the nation, "trembling shall take Hold upon
Tithes - We thus recognize the truth of Irenaeus’ words: ‘Whilst they [5] used to Hold the tithes of their property as consecrated, they, on the other hand, who have grasped freedom, dedicate to the use of the Lord all things which they possess, giving joyfully and freely in greater abundance, because they have a greater hope’ (Haer
Esther - ...
The hand of Providence is to be traced palpably in the overruling of the king's reckless feastings and wanton deposing of Vashti because she shrank from violating her own self respect, to laying the train for His appointed instrument, Esther's elevation; in Mordecai's saving the king's life from the two would-be assassins, and the recording of the fact in the royal chronicles, preparing the way for his receiving the royal honors which his enemy designed for himself; in Haman's casting Pur, the lot, for an auspicious day for destroying the Jews, and the result being, by God's providence which counterworked his appeal to chance, that the feast of Purlin is perpetually kept to commemorate the Jews' preservation and his destruction; in Esther's patriotic venture before the king after previous fasting three days, and God's interposing to incline the king's heart to Hold out to her the golden scepter, ensuring to her at once life and her request (Proverbs 21:1); in Haman's pride at being invited to the queen's banquet and his preparing the gallows for Haman, and Providence, the very night before it, withdrawing sleep from the king so that the chronicles were read for his pleasure, and Mordecai's service was thus brought to his remembrance, so that when Haman came to solicit that Mordecai should be hanged the king met him with the question, "What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honor?"...
Then, in Haman supposing himself to be the object of honor, and suggesting the highest royal honors (such as Joseph had from the Egyptian king, Genesis 41:43), and thus unwittingly being constrained with his own voice and hand to glorify him whom he had meant to destroy; then in the denouement at the queen's banquet, and Haman's execution on the very gallows he erected for Haman (Psalms 7:14-16); and the consequent preservation from extinction of the holy race of whom Messiah must spring according to prophecy, and of whom Isaiah (Isaiah 54:17) writes, "no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee thou shalt condemn
Faith - ” In this period belief in the existence of the gods of the Greek pantheon would be expressed with the verb nomizo (to think, believe, Hold, consider)
Nahum - This fact Holds good of His administration ( Nahum 1:3 ); and as He passes on to the overthrow of the wicked, physical proofs of His power become evident everywhere ( Nahum 1:4-6 ). The time to prepare for the siege is past, adds the prophet, with his sarcastic appeal, ‘Tread the mortar, lay Hold of the brick-mould
House - " Israel's forsaking God for earthly trusts is called a "forsaking of the fountain of living waters" for "broken cisterns that can Hold no water" (Jeremiah 2:13)
Ransom (2) - As, however, in the case of an offence, there is little difference between covering the eyes of the offended party from beholding the offence, and covering the offence from his sight, it can easily be seen how בִּפֶּר came to take this second sense of covering the sinful person or his iniquity. But Satan was deceived in the bargain, for, having obtained possession of the sinless soul of Jesus, he could not Hold it
Judgment, Day of - When we think of the reality and the seriousness of judgment day we must be on our guard against Holding that our final salvation is to be decided on the basis of merit. They see this as no more than a needless piece of imagery and Hold that what the Bible really means is that God is constantly at work judging his people
Happiness - This life is the realization of all human aspiration, enabling the Christian to Hold on with courage and hope in the face of temptation and doubts; and the history of our civilization is the evidence that Jesus has succeeded where all others failed. Instead of reflecting the sadness of households, Jesus removed it (John 11:23, Luke 8:52)
Altar - To grasp the altar horns in faith was to lay Hold of Jehovah's strength
Demon - 296): ‘Lay Hold and handle me, and see that I am not a bodiless demon’ (δαιμόνιον ἀσώματον), a saying clearly founded on or parallel to Luke 24:39, perhaps due to an independent oral tradition
Head - Then he will find it difficult to Hold a grudge against one who has been so helpful
Excommunication - Some Hold that the ‘delivery to Satan’ was by virtue of the special authority of St
Socinians - But, notwithstanding all this, and although he was visited with much suffering and affliction, his perseverance, his talents, and his zeal soon excited admiration; his views were adopted by many even in the highest stations of life; his principles were embodied in a catechism, which, though not imposed upon his followers, they read with very extensive acquiescence; and he had the satisfaction of beholding the sentiments which he had long cherished, embraced by various churches enjoying the protection of government, and permitted to establish seminaries of education by which the impression made on the public mind might be preserved and deepened. ...
The Socinians Hold, that Jesus Christ was a mere man, who had no existence before he was born of the Virgin Mary; that the Holy Ghost is no distinct person; but that the Father only is truly and properly God
Propitiation - This is as contrary to Scripture as it is to the opinions of all sober persons who Hold the doctrine of Christ's atonement. The true questions are, indeed, not whether God is love, or whether he is of a placable nature; but whether God is holy and just; whether we, his creatures, are under law or not; whether this law has any penalty, and whether God, in his rectoral character, is bound to execute and uphold that law
Jacobus Baradaeus, Bishop of Edessa - James allowed himself to be persuaded that if he were to visit Alexandria the veneration felt for his age and services would bring to an end the unhappy dissension between the churches of Syria and Egypt, and though he had denounced Peter, both orally and in writing, he was induced not only to Hold communion with him but to draw up instruments of concord and to give his formal assent to the deposition of Paul, only stipulating that it should not be accompanied by any excommunication ( ib
Sacrifice - Yet it is difficult to Hold that this whole ceremonial system was instituted with a conscious reference to, or binding authority for, the spiritual teaching of the sacrificial principle in Christianity, in which the Jewish sacrificial system was at once fulfilled and abrogated. Moore Holds an opposite opinion: ‘The theory that the victim’s life is put in place of the owner’s is nowhere hinted at, perhaps because the Jewish doctors understood better than our theologians what sin offerings and trespass offerings were, and what they were for’ (Encyclopaedia Biblica iv. (b) Whilst the sacrificial ceremonies were most scrupulously observed and with great pomp and solemnity, a process was going on which was loosening the Hold of sacrifice upon the Jewish religion
Regeneration - But the experience of victory and unity would be so vivid that this re-emergence of the divided self would be painful, the new desirable lines of conduct would renew their Hold upon the attention, the inhibitions would regain their sway, and peace would again ensue. In the last passage the equivalent word for regeneration (ἀνακαινούμενον) is clearly used in the sense of process as in 2 Corinthians 4:18, where the contrast is between the loosening Hold upon physical life and the growing sense of spiritual reality
Announcements of Death - If the teacher of Israel could not apprehend these aspects of what took place in the kingdom on earth, now could he lay Hold of the purposes of God in heaven (John 3:12) about the work of the kingdom? One of the chief of these ‘heavenly things’ is the necessity of the death of Christ for the sin of the world. The sharp rebuke of Peter by Jesus (Matthew 16:23) shows how strong a Hold the purpose to die had on His very nature
Mahometanism - Taking advantage of that insensibility into which, by the attacks of epilepsy, he was occasionally thrown, he pretended that he was wrapped in divine contemplation, or was actually Holding communication with higher orders of beings, who were committing to him the divine instructions which he was to disseminate through the world. Nay, if, descending to a minute investigation of it, we consider its perpetual inconsistency and absurdity, we shall indeed have cause for astonishment at that weakness of humanity, which could ever have received such compositions as the work of the Deity, and which could still Hold it in such high admiration as it is held by the followers of Mohammed to the present day. The heretical sects among the Mohammedans are those which are counted to Hold heterodox opinions in fundamentals, or matters of faith; and they are variously compounded and decompounded of the opinions of four chief sects; the Motazalites, the Safatians, the Kharejites, and the Schiites
Spinning And Weaving - The distaff probably consisted, as elsewhere, of a piece of cane slit at the top to Hold the wool. In 2 Samuel 3:29 for ‘one that leaneth on a staff’ recent scholars render ‘one that Holdeth a spindle,’ expressive of the wish that Joab’s descendants may be womanish and effeminate
Timothy, Epistles to - Baur relegated them to late in the 2nd century; but modern hostile criticism very generally Holds that, while they contain genuine fragments of the Apostle’s writing, their present form is the work of pseudonymous writers. When, therefore, we add the further facts, that the Muratorian Fragment states that the Apostle fulfilled his expressed wish of visiting Spain ( Romans 15:24 ; Romans 15:28 ), a journey which certainly necessitates his release from his Roman imprisonment and that Clement of Rome tells of his reaching ‘the bounds of the West,’ a phrase which, used by one resident, as Clement, in Rome, can only mean Spain we may Hold without misgiving that St. Thus faith is used more of the objective belief which the individual Holds, than of the warm affection that unites the personal soul to Christ. They show us the Apostle himself Holding the reins of supreme control ( 1 Timothy 1:20 ; 1 Timothy 2:1 ; 1 Timothy 2:8 ), while Timothy and Titus are his delegates. ]'>[1] ), but official women or deaconesses , Holding such an office as Phœbe held ( Romans 16:1 RVm Balaam - He had said: "Behold, I go unto my people. " In the very moment of saying "I cannot go beyond the word of the Lord my God," he tempts the Lord as if He might change His purpose, and allow him to earn "the wages of iniquity"; yet himself, with strange inconsistency, such as marks those who "hold the truth in unrighteousness" (Romans 1:18), declares what condemns his perverse thought, "God is not a man that He should lie, nor the Son of man that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it, or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?" (Numbers 23:19
Mary, the Virgin - When in "fear she cast in her mind what might the meaning of the salutation be," the angel reassured her by the promise, "behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and bring forth a son, and shalt call His name Jesus. )...
Gabriel instanced Elisabeth's being six months advanced in pregnancy, who once was barren, to confirm the Virgin's faith that "nothing is impossible with God" (Romans 4:17-21); she evinced her faith in the reply, "behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word," Her expression of humble, believing acceptance of and concurrence in the divine will (Luke 1:38; Luke 1:45) was required, and may be with reverence supposed to be recorded to mark the date of our Lord's conception. " Mary dud His brethren, anxious for His safety, and fearing He would destroy Himself with self denying zeal, stood outside of the crowds surrounding Him and "sought to speak with Him, and to lay Hold on Him, for they said He is beside Himself" (Mark 3:21; Mark 3:31-35). Again He denies any authority of earthly relatives, or any privilege from relationship, cf6 "who is My mother or My brethren?" and looking round on those sitting about Him, cf6 "behold My mother and My brethren," for" whosoever shall do the will of My Father which is in heaven the same is My brother, sister, and mother" (Matthew 12:50). Commending her to John He said to her, cf6 "woman, behold thy son", and to John cf6 "behold thy mother"
Seventy (2) - Accordingly (3) the Lord (a) manifests His sympathy, ‘I was beholding Satan fall like lightning from heaven’; as if He had been following the Seventy in spirit during the progress of their mission
Tiberius - It was a new thing for the Emperor to leave Rome except for military or administrative purposes, and, though technically it meant no loosening of his Hold on the helm of State, practically it was bound to have that effect
Hospitality - The virtue of hospitality ranked high in the ancient Orient, and the laws regulating its observance Hold undisputed sway in the desert still. ...
The bond thus formed was temporary, Holding good for 36 hours after parting
Harmony of the Gospels - ...
Summary While most contemporary scholars Hold to the two document hypothesis (Matthew and Luke used Mark and “Q” but no other written sources), one must recognize any solution to the synoptic problem is a theory and not a proven fact
Ordination - To say, therefore, that the right of ordaining lies in men who are already in office, would drive us to Hold the above-mentioned untenable position of uninterrupted succession
Creation - Thus the cosmogony became a classical expression of the monotheistic principle of the OT, which is here embodied in a detailed description of the genesis of the universe that lays Hold of the mind as no abstract statement of the principle could do
Poetry - With love poetry such as the Song of Solomon, lovers express much of the deep emotions they Hold for each other
Greece - The only native gods of Greece who could Hold their own against foreign rivals were the mystery-deities, Dionysus and Hecate. The cult of Isis secured a foothold in the aegean islands, spread to Attica in the 3rd cent
Martyr - Acts 2:41; Acts 2:47; Acts 6:7), so that, unless we Hold (with R
Popery - With regard to the eucharist, in particular, we may here observe, that the church of Rome Holds the doctrine of trasubstantiation; the necessity of paying divine worship to Christ under the form of the consecrated bread or host; the propitiatory sacrifice of the mass, according to their ideas of which, Christ is truly and properly offered as a sacrifice as often as the priest says mass; it practises, likewise, solitary mass, in which the priest alone, who consecrates, communicates, and allows communion only in one kind, viz. We shall only add, that the church of Rome maintains, that unwritten traditions ought to be added to the Holy Scriptures, in order to supply their defect, and to be regarded as of equal authority; that the books of the Apocrypha are canonical Scripture; that the Vulgate edition of the Bible is to be deemed authentic; and that the Scriptures are to be received and interpreted according to that sense which the holy mother church, to whom it belongs to judge of the true sense, hath held, and doth Hold, and according to the unanimous consent of the fathers
Hosanna - Thus there was historical and uninspired (for the Jews did not Hold the Books of Maccabees to be inspired) precedent for the employment both of the palm-bearing and the shout on other suitable occasions besides the feast of Tabernacles. Luke 19:37), saying, ‘Salvation to our God … and to the Lamb’—seems to be based on what happened at Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday; as if the Seer were beholding the salvation come which that day was asked, and recognized that the palm-bearers of the earthly Jerusalem were precursors of the hosts of the redeemed. To Greeks the palm-branch would have been, inevitably, the palm of pride and victory: not, as to the Hebrew mind, an emblem of peaceful rest, and freedom, and household joy
Arms And Armor - A patch of cloth or leather with two braided leather cords on either end would Hold a smooth stone
the Man Who Went Out to Borrow Three Loaves at Midnight - Sickness, death, suretyship, losses in business, and trouble upon trouble of every kind, had overtaken Joseph's household, till, with all their industry, and all their frugality, his household would seem to have been poor beyond any of their kindred or any of their acquaintances. Till we see that the well-fed and warmly laid down householder is completely at the mercy of that dreadful neighbour of his at the door. Ay, but he will have to rise if the man at the door only Holds on. Let him only Hold on knocking loud enough and long enough, and as sure as that householder loves his warm bed, so sure will the traveller in the other house get his supper. Take four, at any rate, says the half-naked and generous-hearted householder
the Angel of the Church in Pergamos - For to be told, and that on such absolute authority, that while Satan had his colonies and his dependencies and his outposts in Ephesus, and in Smyrna, and in Thyatira, yet that his very citadel and stronghold was in Pergamos,-that must have been an awful revelation to the responsible pastor of Pergamos. Ministers, if they are real ministers, Hold a kind of vicarious and representative position both before heaven and hell, and the swordsmen and archers of both heaven and hell specially strike at and sorely wound and grieve all such ministers
the Man Who Took a Rain of Mustard Seed And Sowed it in His Field - ...
Now it was not so much the great size of the mustard tree that took such a Hold of our Lord's imagination
the Widow With the Two Mites - Only, she did not turn back, nor did she lose Hold of her two mites. " It is not for the lip of mortal man to say it, but it is true, that Almighty God Holds Himself under obligations to us all, corresponding to all the estates, great or small, that we have spent upon Him and upon His house
the Bidden to the Reat Marriage Supper And Some of Their Excuses - Our largest houses would not Hold the half of the friends we would like to see with us on such happy occasions
Eustathius, Bishop of Sebaste - These proceedings irritated Valens, who required them to Hold communion with Eudoxius, and, on their refusal, sentenced them to fine and banishment, giving their sees to others. He had treated the people of Amasea as heretics, excommunicating Elpidius for Holding intercourse with them, and now earnestly sought their recognition. If the see was vacated by his death, and not, as Hefele Holds, with much probability, by his deposition at Gangra, Eustathius died soon after
Nimrod - If we did not know half so many contrary doctrines, and were more like little children; if we only had more good-will to those who Hold the contrary doctrine, the contrariness would soon give way, and we would all be of one mind
Baptism - (Cornelius and his friends), Acts 16:15 (Lydia and her household), Acts 16:33 (the Philippian jailer ‘and all his’), Acts 18:8 (Crispus and his house, and many Corinthians), Acts 19:5 (about twelve Ephesians), 1 Corinthians 1:14; 1 Corinthians 1:16 (Crispus, Gaius, and the household of Stephanas). , ‘our body washed with pure water’ (our sacramental bathing contrasted with the symbolic bathings of the Jews [4]), ‘let us Hold fast the confession (ὁμολογίαν) of our hope
Prophecy Prophet Prophetess - ’ Both ‘prophets’ and ‘apostles’ Hold a higher rank in the Didache than bishops and deacons (presbyters are not mentioned), concerning whom the warning is given not to ‘despise’ them
Vincentius Lirinensis - We must Hold that which has been believed everywhere always by all ("quod ubique quod semper quod ab omnibus creditum est"); in other words we must follow Universitatem Antiquitatem Consensionem; understanding by the last the agreement of all or almost all bishops and doctors (c
Vicarious Sacrifice - As far as the words ‘Vicarious sacrifice’ are concerned, they can be used in either sense, for Christ’s sacrifice would be vicarious if it were made to propitiate the offended dignity of God, or uphold His justice, or maintain His law, or satisfy the demands of His ethical life, or reveal the content of His ethical nature in a supreme manifestation of saving love. But if we assume that λύτρον means in this passage what it means in the LXX Septuagint translation of Leviticus, where the main idea of the ransom is that of substituting one thing for another, and if we Hold that ἀντί means ‘in place of,’ the most that we can make out of the passage is that Jesus gives His life as a ransom price to liberate many who are in bondage. Being in the midst of it, not thinking about it, but experiencing it, this fact of evil comes upon Him with an overwhelming reality, and for a moment His sensitive soul is clouded, and He lays Hold of a sentence found in Psalms 22:1 and utters it as the most suitable words at hand by which to express His agony. There has been a good deal of criticism concerning the true text, some Holding that εἰς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν and περὶ πολλῶν, ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν are later additions. If one walks in the light, that is, Holds fellowship with God in righteousness and love, he is saved. The first of these passages is the announcement of John the Baptist: ‘Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world’ (John 1:29). John 15:13 is an important passage, as some have made τιθέναι τὴν ψυχὴν ὑπέρ point to a substitutionary death of judicial significance; but there is no reason to see in it more than a complete consecration of life to the good of others, that witholds not even when it leads to death
Mental Characteristics - ’ Yet never were such tremendous assertions made by any one about himself, or such unfaltering emphasis laid upon the place he must Hold in the eyes of others, and the claims he made upon them: ‘He that loveth father or mother … son or daughter, more than me, is not worthy of me. This Holds equally of the smallest details of the natural world (Matthew 11:7) or of human life (Luke 14:7; Luke 15:8-9), and of the greatest forces at work in the world (Mark 13:2). Spiritual disease could find no foothold whence to spread its poison, not even in the hours of spiritual conflict and internal agony. In minds of lesser stature, criticism may Hold an honourable place, and often serves a very useful purpose; but it is always a second-hand way of winning truth
Dates (2) - did Hold office, it would be as a military officer of Syria, and so he might be well described by the vague ἡγεμονεύοντος, although the word is also applied (Luke 3:1) to Pilate, whom Tacitus styled procurator (Ann. Some Hold that it is possible that St. Elul was the month of the constellation Virgo, who Holds in her hand the spica Virginis, which may be ‘the offspring of a Virgin. It was on His return from the desert that He was pointed out by the Baptist, when the marks of the recent struggle and fasting on His brow would have given additional point to the Baptist’s remark, ‘Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world’ (John 1:29), which has a true Passover ring (cf. ‘Bethnimrah’) in Holding that Beth-aimrah on the east of Jordan, opposite to Jericho, is the place meant
John, Theology of - John has a firm Hold upon the concrete, and his insight into the actual life and needs of men is penetrating and profound. The context, however, points rather to the ineffable purity of His nature and the need of holiness in those who profess to Hold fellowship with Him
Eusebius (60), Bishop of Nicomedia - 328) from Eusebius and Theognis to "the Bishops, " explaining their views, in which they say, "We Hold the same faith that you do, and after a diligent examination of the word ὁμοούσιος , are wholly intent upon preserving peace, and are seduced by no heresy. 335, and for Sabellianism, an implication of heresy to which he exposed himself while zealously vindicating his refusal to Hold communion with Arians
Polycarp - Then Polycarp ‘stood up and prayed, being so full of the grace of God, that for two hours he could not Hold his peace’ (vii. ‘As for myself,’ said Polycarp, ‘I should have held thee worthy of discourse; for we have been taught to render, as is meet, to princes and authorities appointed by God such honour as does us no harm; but as for these, I do not Hold them worthy, that I should defend myself before them’ (x
Montanus - ...
So entirely had the Catholics ceased to regard the Montanists as Christian brethren that, as stated by the Anonymous, when persecution by the common enemy threw confessors from both bodies together, the orthodox persevered till their final martyrdom in refusing to Hold intercourse with their Montanist fellow-sufferers; dreading to Hold any friendship with the lying spirit who animated them. Tertullian Holds that for such sin absolution ought never to be given
Prophet - When, therefore, we dwell separately on any one of these three vocations of the Messiah (as we do in this article), we must remember that we are necessarily taking a partial view of His Person; for to Hold that He is only a prophet, is to fall into a heresy that has ever faced the Church. This title, doubtless, was frequently used, as conveying little more than a customary appellation of those Holding the office; yet the fact of its having been chosen as a title shows the underlying conviction, on the part of the nation, that sanctity of character was a necessary condition of receiving communications from Jehovah; and it thus suggests not only the Divine purport of their message, but also the personal religiousness of the prophets. Isaiah felt that, in order to Hold intercourse with God, personal holiness was requisite (Isaiah 6:5); and indeed so fully was this felt that the prophetic state was looked upon as closely related to communion with God in prayer; and the expression which was generally used in the OT for the answering of prayer was frequently applied to prophetic revelation (עָנָה Micah 3:7, Habakkuk 2:1 ff. And if we find Him, at any time during His ministry, withholding truth which He might have revealed, we know that the cause of such reserve is to be found, not in His inability to declare, but in His hearers’ inability to receive (John 16:12)
Transportation And Travel - Foreign rulers also fought to Hold the city (which was destroyed over a dozen times during its period of occupation), and king Josiah of Judah died here defending the pass against the army of Pharaoh Necho II in 609 B. In this passage the prophet condemns Shebna, the king's household steward for his extravagance and pride. In the patriarchal period, Joseph sent carts to Canaan to carry his father and the households of his brothers to Goshen (Genesis 45:19-27 )
Tabernacle - When the ark was recovered, it was removed to Jerusalem, and placed in a new tabernacle (2 Samuel 6:17 ; 1 Chronicles 15:1 ) but the old structure still had its Hold on the veneration of the community and the old altar still received their offerings
Herod - His temperament was one of headlong passion; and when, in the later period of his life, the power and suspiciousness of the tyrant had sapped the real magnanimity of his nature, it converted him into a butcher, exercising his trade upon his own household as well as upon his opponents. He continued to Hold the Imperial favour, and his territory was expanded until his rule had a wider range than that of his grandfather
High Place, Sanctuary - On mountain-tops, men, from remote ages, have felt themselves nearer to the Divine beings with whom they sought to Hold converse (cf
Time, Meaning of - The human creature may not lay Hold on the unending existence that belongs only to the Creator
Retribution (2) - Facts made it impossible to Hold such a theory, and we have the problem of the Divine justice as it is raised in the Psalms, Job, etc
Thousand Years - the wife of the Lamb; for the elect church shall Hold the primacy among the redeemed throughout eternity, because she alone shall have witnessed for Christ in the face of an opposing world and the prince of darkness (Revelation 21:24)
Election - ); in the idea of a godly kernel in Israel in distinction from the unbelieving mass (involved in prophecies of the Servant); and is laid Hold of, and effectively used, by St
Life - Meantime those who do not stumble at a theistic view of creation Hold an entirely worthy and satisfactory position in following the Genesis Creation narratives, and ascribing the origin of all life to God, who ‘giveth to all life and breath and all things’ ( Acts 17:25 ). )...
The Johannine Gospel conspicuously gives ‘eternal life’ as a chief topic of Christ’s teaching; whilst in the Synoptics ‘the kingdom of God’ Holds the corresponding place
Marriage - ...
Persons who Hold this view believe Paul's words imply the possibility of divorce and remarriage
Joel, Theology of - This silence, however, should not be overly stressed, as if he did not Hold to the realities involved, or as if such elements either did not yet exist or no longer existed in his day. It is noteworthy, however, that the prophet still Holds to God himself as the ultimate good for his people, not their material possessions. First, the nature of the elders' prophesying may be atypical, there being nothing in Numbers to indicate that their prophecy was proclamation: furthermore, it is not clear that interpreters are correct in Holding that this is in fact a real wish or hope on the part of Moses
Historical - Ceasing to be (primarily) a statement of truth, it was to be a statement of what a certain Church in a certain age has come to Hold for true
Mockery - It is very difficult to make good the identification of Purim with the Sacaea even if Frazer’s interpretation of the Sacaea could Hold good, which is very doubtful
Assyria, History And Religion of - ” Three of Sennacherib's dignitaries attempted to negotiate the surrender of Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:17-37 ), but Hezekiah continued to Hold out with the encouragement of Isaiah (2Kings 19:1-7,2 Kings 19:20-35 )
the Samaritan Who Shewed Mercy - But however he set out, psalm or no psalm, and however this Samaritan was occupied as he rode down the Jericho-pass, as God would have it, Behold, there is a half-dead Jew lying in the ditch at the roadside. Were ever any of you as full as you could Hold of mortal hatred at any enemy of yours? At any enemy of your church or your country? Were you ever in such a diabolical state of mind at any man, or at any race of men, that it would have made you glad to see him lying wounded and half dead? Well, that was the very way that the Jews and the Samaritans felt to one another in our Lord's day. Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was a time of love
Hilarius Arelatensis, Saint, Bishop of Arles - But if it Hold good for the case of Chelidonius, it is not equally clear for that of Projectus
Thomas - And its best promises, more and more delayed, and more and more deluding him, were taking less and less Hold of Thomas's heart as the years went on. Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold My hands; and reach hither thy hand and thrust it into My side, and be not faithless but believing
the Thorn in Paul's Flesh - The Fathers and the Middle-age men for the most part took Paul's thorn to be something sensual, while the great body of Protestant and evangelical commentators Hold that it must have been something wholly spiritual and experimental. Lightfoot Holds strongly that it was epilepsy. And unto him He said: Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment
Divination - ...
As religion has become spiritualized, divination has more and more lost its Hold on the minds of men
Independents - But though they attribute no virtue to ordination, as conveying any new powers, yet they Hold with and practise it
Man - ...
Sometimes 'âdâm identifies a limited and particular “group of men”: “Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land [1], and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men [2] shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl” ( Hold of it” ( Elesbaan, a King, Hermit, And Saint of Ethiopia - He found the garrison forewarned and the gates closed; nor were they opened at his threats, when coming to the wall and Holding up a wooden cross he swore that all who would not blaspheme the Crucified and insult the sign of His suffering should die. The Arabic historians record that Elesbaan swore to yet lay Hold of the land of the Homeritae, both mountain and plain, pluck the forelock from the rebel's head, and take his blood as the price of Aryates's death; and they tell of the mixed cunning and cowardice by which Abrahah satisfied the Ethiopian's oath, and evaded his anger, winning at last a recognition of his dignity
Naaman - Our very best authors cannot Hold the candle to them. 'Behold, I thought, he will surely come out, and stand, and will call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper
Mary Magdalene - There are some wild beasts so devilish in their bite; they make their cruel teeth so to meet and lock fast in a man's flesh; that the piece has to be cut out if he is to be saved from their deadly Hold. As for me, I will behold Thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness. ' And, had He not said that, she would have been Holding His feet there to this day
Almighty - —What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee,"—Thus, as one observes, "our natural fears, of which we must have many, remit us to God, and remind us, since we know what God is, to lay Hold on his almighty power
Egypt - The Arabs hate the Turks; yet the Turks enjoy most offices of government, though they Hold their superiority by no very certain tenure. The temples, statues, obelisks, and sphinxes that cover the ground astonish and awe the beholder with their colossal height, their massive grandeur, and their vast extent; while the dwellings of the dead, tombs in the rock occupied by myriads of mummies, extend far into the adjacent mountains. Another famine, in the days of Isaac, nearly drove him to Egypt, Genesis 26:2 ; and Jacob and all his household ended their days there, Genesis 39:1-50:26
Principality Principalities - On the other side may be quoted Ellicott (on Colossians 1:16), who Holds that it is by no means so certain as it is assumed to be that St. ‘He has put off and laid aside the garb of angelic mediation in which, under the Law, He was wont to Hold intercourse with men’ (Findlay)
Presence - Believers Hold firmly that while they have fellowship with Christ in the flesh, this is but a dim foretaste of the perfect fellowship that awaits the redeemed with their Saviour in the eternal world
Multitude - This same fear prevented the chief priests and the Pharisees from laying Hold on Jesus (Matthew 21:46); they decided not to arrest Him on the feast day (Mark 14:2), ‘lest haply there shall be a tumult of the people’ (λαοῦ, note the future ἔσται, which shows their positive expectation of trouble); and they arranged with Judas for His betrayal ‘in the absence of the multitude’ ((Revised Version margin) ‘without tumult,’ ἄτερ ὄχλου, Luke 22:6; cf
Nation (2) - 63, and the Roman Hold was tightened by the rule of the Imperial protégé Herod the Great, b
Gnosticism - 5) into the ascetic and licentious sects: both parties agreeing in Holding the essential evil of matter; the one endeavouring by rigorous abstinence to free as much as possible man's soul from the bondage to which it is subjected by union with his material part and refusing to marry and so enthral new souls in the prisons of bodies; the other abandoning as desperate any attempt to purify the hopelessly corrupt body and teaching that the instructed soul ought to Hold itself unaffected by the deeds of the body. 30) we Hold to date from the very beginning of Gnosticism if not in its present shape at least in some rudimentary form as fragments of it appear in different Gnostic systems especially the representation of the work of Creation as performed by an inferior being who still fully believed himself to be the Supreme saying "I am God and there is none beside me," until after this boast his ignorance was enlightened. He was in truth none other than the chief of the creative angels, Holding but a subordinate place in the constitution of the universe
Enoch Book of - 20), whom no angel can behold. -Enoch is brought to the ends of the earth and views treasuries of stars, and the winds that uphold heaven (xvii. ]'>[2] In those days earth, Sheol, and Abaddon give up what they Hold. ); the angels of punishment Hold the Flood in check (lxvi
Ambrosius of Milan - Ambrose was asked to Hold a discussion with Auxentius, an Arian bishop, before chosen judges in the presence of the court, or else to withdraw from Milan. Shortly after this withdrawal, he wrote a respectful letter to Eugenius, explaining that the reason why he had refused to Hold intercourse with him was that he had given permission, though himself a Christian, that the altar of Victory should be restored—the boon which Symmachus had begged for in vain being yielded to the power of Arbogastes
Christ in the Middle Ages - If the latter participates in the Divine more fully than other men, it is only because His nature laid Hold of it more fully (cf. If the Divine Person alone and not the Divine nature took part in the Incarnation, it is plain that we cannot speak of the three Persons having become man in Christ, unless we Hold that several persons could become one person (Dorner, ii
Gregorius (14) Nazianzenus, Bishop of Sasima And of Constantinople - It is necessary to Hold to the truth that there is one God, and to confess that there are three persons, and attributes proper to each; but for this there is need of the Spirit's help. He had heard men cavil at Basil's orthodoxy, and assert that he did not Hold the Divinity of the Third Person in the Trinity; and humbly asked him, for the sake of silencing his detractors—he himself had no doubt—to express in definite words what he held as the true doctrine ( Ep
Clementine Literature - There he finds Barnabas again and is introduced by him to Peter, who had arrived at Caesarea on the same day, and who was on the next to Hold a discussion with Simon the Samaritan. ; Lehmann Holds R. tells the story, Peter had already sent on Clement, while still unbaptized, together with Nicetas and Aquila, to Tyre, where they Hold a disputation with Apion
Lutherans - The Lutherans in Germany reject both Episcopacy and Presbyterianism, but appoint superintendents for the government of the church, who preside in their consistories, when that office is not supplied by a delegate from the civil government; and they Hold meetings in the different towns and villages, to inquire into the state of the congregations and the schools. The Calvinists Hold, on the contrary, that Jesus Christ is only spiritually present in the ordinance, by the external signs of bread and wine. They stated, that we may so prepare ourselves for grace as to become entitled to it congruously, not as to a debt which in strict justice God is bound to pay, but as to a grant which it is congruous in him to give, and which it would be inconsistent with his attributes to withhold
Neology - The first authors may Hold the mysteries of Christianity sacred; they may fancy that they can render faith in them more easy by affecting demonstrative evidence, which, indeed, were the subjects capable of it, would render faith unnecessary; but they are equally guilty of a vain presumption in their own powers, and of a want of real reverence to God, and to his revelation. Tittman of Dresden, on the neological interpreters: "What is the interpretation of the Scriptures, if it relies not on words, but things, not on the assistance of languages, but on the decrees of reason, that is, of modern philosophy? What is all religion, what the knowledge of divine things, what are faith and hope placed in Christ, what is all Christianity, if human reason and philosophy is the only fountain of divine wisdom, and the supreme judge in the matter of religion? What is the doctrine of Christ and the Apostles more than some philosophical system? But what, then, I pray you, is, to deny, to blaspheme Jesus the Lord, to render his divine mission doubtful, nay, vain and useless, to impugn his doctrine, to disfigure it shamefully, to attack it, to expose it to ridicule, and, if possible, to suppress it, to remove all Christianity out of religion, and to bound religion within the narrow limits of reason alone, to deride miracles, and Hold them up to derision, to accuse them as vain, to bring them into disrepute, to torture sacred Scripture into seeming agreement with the fancies of human wisdom, to alloy it with human conjectures, to bring it into contempt, and to break down its divine authority, to undermine, to shake, to overthrow utterly the foundations of Christian faith? What else can be the event than this, as all history, a most weighty witness in this matter, informs us, namely, that when sacred Scripture, its grammatical interpretation and a sound knowledge of languages are, as it were, despised and banished, all religion should be contemned, shaken, corrupted, troubled, undermined, utterly overturned, and should be entirely removed and reduced to natural religion; or that it should end in a mystical theology, than which nothing was ever more pernicious to the Christian doctrine, and be converted into an empty μυχιλαγε , or even into a poetical system, hiding every thing in figures and fictions, to which latter system not a few of the sacred orators and theologians of our time seem chiefly inclined
Odes of Solomon - (b) The second theory regards them as entirely Christian hymns, and Bernard, a well-known Holder of this view, goes so far as to believe them to be hymns recited by new proselytes, for baptismal purposes. And I became of no account to those who know me, for I shall not reveal myself to those who did not take Hold of me; and I shall be with those who love me. In this respect they resemble their prototype, the canonical Psalms of the prophet king, and there is no internal evidence to prevent us from Holding that they are simply an attempt to imitate, in Christian circles, the Davidic Psalms. The majority (but we ought to say at once that some of them are not good Semitic scholars) Hold to a Greek original
Lois And Eunice - And, but for some pagan and overpowering influences Holding him back, under the transforming influences of Lois's noble character and Eunice's holy beauty he would surely have become all that Lois and Eunice prayed for so unceasingly that he might become before the marriage. Till at last when she could Hold out no longer, Lois gave her long-withheld consent to the mixed marriage. "Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, that if any obey not the Word, they also may without the Word, be won by the conversation of the wives, while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. "...
That noble passage also in which the Apostle describes to Timothy his own upbringing is a classical passage to all Christian households. " There is a whole volume of the inner history of that Greek-Hebrew household in those four verses, and in those three words that shine like an apple of gold in a picture of silver, at the heart of those four verses. How hard it is, but how heavenly good it is, to look continually at ourselves as householders in this glass of God that stands at this moment shining before us and searching us! How wise unto salvation it will yet make both ourselves and our households, if we will lay up in our hearts and practise in our lives the lessons even of this one Scripture we have had from the God of families tonight
Servant of the Lord - These are commonly, though not unanimously, held to be the work of one writer, but several scholars Hold that this writer was not the Deutero-Isaiah
Judges, Theology of - Would kingship solve her national problems? Would kings help the nation Hold the land and have rest from their enemies? Would kings rule as faithful representatives of the Lord? The writer prepares us for the remainder of the story in Samuel and Kings
James - Being His elders, they went on one occasion to "lay Hold on Him," saying that He was "beside Himself"; as He was so pressed by multitudes that He and His disciples "could not so much as eat bread," His cousin brethren thought they would restrain what seemed to them mad zeal (Mark 3:20-21; Mark 3:31-33). behold the Judge standeth before the doors" (Greek, James 5:8-9), wherein he repeats Jesus' words (Matthew 24:33), "when ye shall see all these things, know that He (margin) is near, even at the doors
Virgin Virginity - Yet it is possible to Hold to the distinction without the ideas of supererogation and merit (see an excellent note in T
Reality - His steadfast determination to reach, and Hold by, the fundamental elements of religion
Sadducees - ...
While the Pharisees, he tells us, Hold that some things in the world happen by the will of Providence, and that other things lie in the power of men, ‘the Sadducees take away Providence, and say there is no such thing, and that the events of human affairs are not at its disposal; but they suppose that all our actions are in our own power’ (Ant. Josephus, he Holds rightly enough, does not separate the questions of resurrection and immortality, and represents for his Greek readers, to whom resurrection was an unfamiliar idea, the denial of the one as a denial of the other
Eternal Punishment - ‘That God may be all in all’ (1 Corinthians 15:20-28) is the final goal; but what that includes, or how accomplished, is not declared; only of Christ it is said, and we may Hold this faith confidently, ‘He must reign till he hath put all his enemies under his feet
Eschatology - Modern writers generally Hold that the value of prophecy consists primarily in its insight into spiritual truths, and only indirectly in its foresight into the future; but to the Jew, a coincidence between a prophetic prediction and a subsequent event was a signal proof of Divine inspiration, for it showed that God had ‘unveiled’ before the vision of His prophet some detail of that future which was already predestined and lying spread out before His all-seeing eyes (cf
Mary, the Virgin - There are evident signs in the narrative that this was not so, but nothing that we read mars the exquisite simplicity of her words of humble submission, ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. She would seem to have been among ‘his friends’ (οἱ παρʼ αὐτοῦ) at Capernaum, who ‘went out to lay Hold on him’ (Mark 3:21), for the next paragraph tells us of the coming of His mother and His brethren (Mark 3:31)
Confession - ): ‘In Christ our “confession,” the faith which we Hold and openly acknowledge, finds its authoritative promulgation and its priestly application,’ In Hebrews 4:14 the idea is expressed of clinging to faith in one who is truly human and truly Divine
the Prodigal Son - But once pollute, by bad books or bad companionships, a young man's mind and imagination, and nothing in this world will Hold that young man back from perdition. A prince of Scripture exposition Holds it to be doubtful whether our Lord intends under this family story to set forth the first conversion of a great sinner, or the repeated restorations of a great backslider
Shimei - Behold, thou art taken in thy wickedness, because thou art a bloody man. Others, again, and they, too, some of our most conservative and orthodox scholars, say to us that the text should run in English in this way: 'Hold him not guiltless; at the same time bring not his hoar head down to the grave with blood
the Rich Man And Lazarus - Hold daily readings in that book
the Woman Who Took Leaven And Hid it in Three Measures of Meal - Well, a little lump of leaven that a woman can Hold in her hand does not look to be much, nor to have much power in it
Simon Magus - Then Simon himself believed also; and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. If you are a popular preacher, flee from crowded churches, and Hold services in bothies, and in poorhouses, and in barns, and in kitchens
Call, Calling - If 1 Corinthians 7:20 taught so little, can we Hold it responsible for a twofold set of meanings? May not professional ‘calling’ rather mean, in the first instance, ‘what I am called’—William [6] Smith, John [6] Tailor? a still humbler etymology
the Man Who Cast Seed Into the Round And it Grew up he Knew Not How - For here it Holds good, as in other spheres, that we only find what we ourselves bring. Behold the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and the latter rain. ...
And, then, what a heart-upholding parable this is for all over-anxious ministers. It is as if the ministers should preach, and Hold their prayer-meetings, and teach their classes, and visit their sick, and should then wait in confidence till the seed should spring up, they know not how
Paul as the Chief of Sinners - " "Do not mistake me," said Jacob Behmen, "for my heart is as full as it can Hold of all malice at you and all ill-will. For your own heart Holds the secret to you of this whole matter. Behold, I am vile: what shall I answer Thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth
Paul's Great Heaviness And Continual Sorrow of Heart - But I have always exercised myself to Hold every such thing soberly and ready to be surrendered up. When we behold the fragrant rose and the snow-white lily, we are to see His love and His purity. Even so the green trees, and the songs of birds, what are they but the emanations of His infinite joy and benignity? The crystal rivers and murmuring streams, what are they but the footsteps of His favour and grace and beauty? When we behold the brightness of the sun, the golden edges of the evening cloud, or the beauteous rainbow spanning the whole heaven, we but behold some adumbration of His glory and His goodness
Peter - The precedency and the supremacy that Peter Holds in the Four Gospels was not so much appointed him by his Master; what supremacy he held was conferred upon him by nature herself. And when he came to be a disciple of Jesus Christ he entered on, and continued to Hold, that natural and aboriginal supremacy over all inferior men, till a still more superior and supreme man arose and took Peter's supremacy away from him. Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with thy free spirit
Hormisdas, Bishop of Rome - He says, "Know therefore, most holy one, that, according to what I have written, agreeing in the truth with thee, I too, loving peace, renounce all the heretics repudiated by thee: for I Hold the most holy churches of the elder and of the new Rome to be one; I define that see of the apostle Peter and this of the imperial city to be one see
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During the period of the Exile, with the fall of the monarchy and the collapse of the expectations based upon it, the figure of the victorious and righteous king was thrown into the background; yet the prospect of a future glorious manifestation of Divine mercy, rescuing the people from their iniquities and miseries, kept its Hold on susceptible minds (Isaiah 55:5; Isaiah 60:1-8). The writer in vision beholds an ancient of days, seated on his throne to judge the great world-kingdoms and their rulers. Devout men and women in varied ranks of society were Holding a pure faith and leading lives of simple sincerity, vaguely dissatisfied with the bondage of legal observances and Rabbinical rules, and yearning to rise into a more spiritual atmosphere, a closer communion with the Divine mind and will
Enoch - But when, after long looking for it, he at last Holds The Book of Enoch in his hand, it is with what a disappointment! For one thing, he soon sees that he has been deceived and imposed upon. To Hold your peace when you are reproved is a direct and sure step toward God. Am I really gone over Jordan? And it will all be because you importuned so often on earth, and said, and would not be kept quiet from saying, O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? Behold, now, thy Deliverer for whom thou didst so often cry; behold, He has come at thy cry, and has come for thee out of Zion
Barnabas - But no proud householder of them all can ever steal this honour from Barnabas, that he was the first man of influence and responsibility who opened his heart and his house to Saul of Tarsus, when all Jerusalem was still casting stones at him. For Barnabas had not been long in Antioch till he became convinced that Antioch was very soon to Hold the key of the whole Christian position
Nabal - By his birth Nabal had come into great possessions in Carmel; and, as if to make him a man like his father-as if to keep his heart soft and full of love to God and man,-God had added to all that a wife who shines high up among the household saints of the house of Israel. And so guilt took Hold of my mind, and would have drawn me to the pond
Episcopalians - Here, then, is that Apostle, with whose actions we are best acquainted, seemingly aware that there would be continual occasion in the Christian church for the exercise of that authority over pastors and teachers, which the Apostles had derived from the Lord Jesus; and by these two examples of a delegation, given during his life time, preparing the world for beholding that authority exercised by the successors of the Apostles in all ages. The bishops have no salaries as such, but are allowed to Hold parishes as other ministers; but it has lately been found more convenient in many states to raise a fund for the support of the bishop, that his time may be more at liberty for visiting the clergy
Jeroboam - Borrowing Aaron's words concerning his calf, Jeroboam insinuated that his calf worship was no new religion, but a revival of their fathers' primitive one in the desert, sanctioned by the first high priest: "Behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of Egypt" (Exodus 32:4; Exodus 32:8). 8:8, section 5), cried against the altar: "behold, a child born unto the house of David, Josiah, upon thee shall offer the priests of the high places that burn incense (burn sacrifices) upon thee (retribution in kind), and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee," to defile thee. God would have His people to Hold no communion with the apostates of Bethel, or to have any renewed communication with any on the way, which might ensue from meeting the same persons on the same road again
Solomon - ) cannot be relied on where be differs from OT; the same Holds good of the fragments quoted by Eusebius and Clemens Alexandrinus. His mother evidently had a strong Hold over him ( 1 Kings 1:1-53 ; 1 Kings 2:1-46 )
Lot - Abraham chose household peace; while Lot chose good pasture ground at the cost of disgrace, and shamelessness, and all unhandsomeness and ingratitude, and got Sodom to the boot of the bargain. He had invested money, and he had embarked himself and his household in the land round Sodom, in the produce of Sodom, and in her splendid profits. In that terrible day may His angels be near to lay Hold of us!...
Talents - But it is a mere prejudice, on the other side, to imagine that similarities are always to be accounted for as variants of the same original, and we may well Hold that Jesus deliberately developed a similar story along these two different lines, just because He thus brought out significantly different lessons. The passage, however, reminds us strongly of Matthew 24:45-47 = Luke 12:42-44 on the faithful servant whom his lord set over his household in his absence, and whom on his return he will set over all that he has
Entry Into Jerusalem - The lament over the city, the retort to the Pharisees’ objection, ‘If these should Hold their peace,’ etc. The sense of power was derived from the sense of His mission and the consciousness that He was the Son of God, which made Him soar beyond the Messianic rôle and see Himself the Lord of the whole earth, Holding sway by peace, spiritual peace, and by power, spiritual power
Eternal Life (2) - The exhortation to ‘lay Hold on the life eternal,’ and the designation of it as ‘the life which is life indeed’ (ἡ ὄντως ζωή, 1 Timothy 6:12; 1 Timothy 6:19), may refer either to the present or the future; but when the Apostle speaks of believers as made alive and risen with Christ, and sitting with Him in the heavenlies (Ephesians 2:5-6), he implies a fruition that was already realized. In that mirror the believer beholds the glory of his Lord reflected, and by the power of the heavenly vision he is ‘transformed into the same image’ (Romans 8:2)
Hating, Hatred - Gore Holds (Sermon on Mount, p. Other passages—Matthew 6:24 = Luke 16:13 ‘No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love (ἀγαπήσει) the other; or else he will Hold to the one and despise the other. ); to which Trench adds—‘No man actually and openly professes to hate God and love the devil; and therefore in the second clause, when the Lord is putting the converse case, He changes both words, which would be no longer the most appropriate; the sinner ‘holds to’ Satan when he follows his rewards; he practically ‘despises’ God when he heeds not His promises and His threatenings; however little he may acknowledge to himself or to others that he is doing either this or the other
Saul - Hannah, and Samuel, and Eli, and Hophni and Phinehas, and Ichabod were all household words, as we say, in every household in Israel. Why Hold up our hands at Saul's obscurity, and at Saul's ignorance of Samuel? We have it in ourselves. 'Behold now,' said Saul's servant when the asses were hopelessly lost, 'there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honourable man: all that he saith cometh surely to pass; now, let us go thither
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In the Epistle to the Hebrews Jesus is described as ‘the Apostle and High Priest of our confession’ (Hebrews 3:1), and that confession the author exhorts his readers to Hold fast (Hebrews 4:14, Hebrews 10:23). Peter just before He warned him of the sifting trial which was near at hand, ‘Simon, Simon, behold Satan asked to have you that he might sift you as wheat: but I made supplication for thee that thy faith fail not’ (Luke 22:31-32). And it is worth noting how the author of Hebrews connects in the same sentence Holding fast ‘the confession of our hope’ and drawing near to God in ‘fulness’ or ‘full assurance’ of faith (Hebrews 10:22-23; cf
Gratianus, Emperor - of Alexandria—that is to say, should confess the one deity and equal majesty of the three persons of the Blessed Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and further, that they alone who Hold this faith are to be called Catholics , and their places of meeting churches ; while the rest are branded as heretics, and are threatened with an indefinite punishment (Cod
Philip: Deacon And Evangelist - And thus it is still that the Church collects into her colleges the very best minds she can lay Hold of in all her families, and trains them up under her very best teachers, and then when they are ready says to them, Go join thyself to this and that vacant pulpit, and make the people to understand what they read. ' Agabus was an evil enough messenger to Paul; but he was such a staggering blow to Philip and to his whole household that it took all Paul's insight, and skill in souls, and authority with Philip, and power with God, to guide and direct Philip so as that he should get all God's intended good to himself and to all his house out of it
Paul as an Evangelical Mystic - All the mysteries of creation,-and creation is as full as it can Hold of all kinds of mysteries: all the mysteries of grace,-and grace is full of its own proper mysteries also: yet, all are plain and easy to be understood, compared with the all-surpassing mystery of Christ
Zechariah, Theology of - They will take Hold of the robe of a Jew and say, "We have heard that God is with you" (8:20-23)
Baptism - (Cornelius and his friends), Acts 16:15 (Lydia and her household), Acts 16:33 (the Philippian jailer ‘and all his’), Acts 18:8 (Crispus and his house, and many Corinthians), Acts 19:5 (about twelve Ephesians), 1 Corinthians 1:14; 1 Corinthians 1:16 (Crispus, Gaius, and the household of Stephanas). , ‘our body washed with pure water’ (our sacramental bathing contrasted with the symbolic bathings of the Jews [4]), ‘let us Hold fast the confession (ὁμολογίαν) of our hope
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Friendship - —(c) The irresponsible type is described in Luke 11:5-8, where the householder is so comfortably settled in bed that he refuses to rise and give bread to a friend, who is unexpectedly called upon to show a greater service to his friend. How precarious is our Hold upon a friendship which ‘death, a few light words, a piece of stamped paper,’ can destroy
Miriam - Could you have so hardened your heart till you got him home? And could you have always been on your guard to Hold him at arm's length when an Egyptian neighbour came near as Moses' Hebrew nurse did? A mother worthy of prophets, and priests, and prophetesses; and, best of all, God-her-glory!...
By the next time we see Miriam, Moses and Aaron and Miriam are at the head of the children of Israel. And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow. And Aaron looked upon Miriam, and behold, she was leprous
Heman - The pains of hell gat Hold upon Him, He found trouble and sorrow till He was well-nigh distracted
Demoniac - And," they continue, "we think ourselves entitled to Hold our religion as true, and to regard it as in the highest degree beneficial, though we must allow, at the same time, that the magicians of Egypt performed many wonderful works by the agency of wicked, spirits; that the sorceress of Endor was in league with the powers of darkness, and that Christ was literally tempted ‘of the devil,' in the wilderness of Judea
Bride - The persons that Hold them in one hand have in the other a bottle of the same metal with the copper mould, which is full of oil, which they take care to pour out from time to time upon the linen, which otherwise gives no light. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh! Go ye out to meet him. After waiting two or three hours, at length, near midnight, it was announced, as if in the very words of Scripture, ‘Behold, the bridegroom cometh! Go ye out to meet him
Games - L'Enfant thinks, the Apostle here alludes to those who stood at the elevated place at the end of the course, calling the racers by their names, and encouraging them by Holding out the crown, to exert themselves with vigour. " The Christian is thus called to fight the good fight of faith, and to lay Hold of eternal life; and to this he is more powerfully stimulated by considering that the ancient athletae, took all their care and pains only for the sake of obtaining a garland of flowers, or a wreath of laurel, which quickly fades and perishes, possessed little intrinsic value, and only served to nourish their pride and vanity, without imparting any solid advantage to themselves or others; but that which is placed in the view of the spiritual combatants, to animate their exertions, and reward their labours, is no less than a crown of glory which never decays; "an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for them," 1 Peter 1:4 ; 1 Peter 5:4
Nazirite - -Some Hold that the Baptist was a Nazirite, but there is not evidence sufficient to justify this. But the supreme difficulty in Holding that this was a Nazirite vow is that his head was shorn at Cenchreae, not at Jerusalem, where alone a Nazirite vow could be completed
Temple - It was in the same court of the women that the Jews laid Hold of Paul, when they judged him a violator of the temple by taking Gentiles within the sacred fence, Acts 21:26-29
Predestination - ’ If we adopt the punctuation which connects ‘in love’ (at the close of Ephesians 1:4) with ‘having foreordained’ (at the commencement of Ephesians 1:5), and which has some textual authority, we should Hold that it was in love that He foreordained them, moved by ‘an “unseen universe” of reasons and causes wholly beyond our discovery’ (H
Nazirite - -Some Hold that the Baptist was a Nazirite, but there is not evidence sufficient to justify this. But the supreme difficulty in Holding that this was a Nazirite vow is that his head was shorn at Cenchreae, not at Jerusalem, where alone a Nazirite vow could be completed
Ham - Composing so many sermons; Holding together, by hook or by crook, so many straggling congregations; fighting, now this battle and now that in church and in state; and worst of all, with all that, sitting down to write a book. And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you. '...
Now, who of all Noah's household should happen to come in at that evil moment but Ham; and he, too, flown with insolence and with his father's wine. At the same time, it is only by laying such sudden and ungovernable outbursts as his was to heart that we shall ever learn how to Hold ourselves in when we are mad with anger at our children. While, all the time, Ham Holds their black hearts
Bible - Daniel is not included among the prophets, because he did not Hold the prophet's office among the chosen people
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The ANTIPAEDOBAPTISTS Hold that believing adults only are proper subjects, because Christ's commission to baptize appears to them to restrict this ordinance to such only as are taught, or made disciples; and that consequently, infants, who cannot be thus taught, are to be excluded. As whole households were baptized, it is probable there were children among them. Hebrews 9:10 ; for the custom of washing before meals, and the washing of household furniture, pots, &c; it is evident from hence that it does not express the manner of doing, only the thing done; that is, washing, or the application of water in one form or other
Luke, Gospel According to - If we Hold the Prayer to have been given only once, the most probable explanation of the differences would seem to be that, our Lord not haying laid down fixed rules for worship, but only general principles, the first Christians did not feel bound to use, or did not know, His ipsissima verba ; hence the liturgical usage with regard to the Prayer would vary
Faith - , however, lends to it a pregnant emphasis, suggesting, besides the temper of steadfastness , its manifestation in steadfast adherence to Jehovah’s word; under the circumstances, passive fidelity becomes active faith ‘the righteous’ Israel ‘shall live’ not by way of reward for his loyalty, but by virtue of Holding fast to Jehovah’s living word (cf. The former sentence is an untranslatable epigram ‘If you will not Hold fast, you shall have no Holdfast!’, ‘No fealty, no safety!’; the latter leads us into the heart of OT faith, the collective trust of Israel in Jehovah as her Rock of foundation and salvation, which, as Isaiah declared (in Isaiah 8:12-15 ), must serve also for ‘a stone of stumbling and rock of offence’ to the unfaithful
Revelation, Theology of - Flanked by portrayals of God's final judgment of the persecutors (19:19-21; 20:7-10), it Holds before the eyes of those threatened with martyrdom (20:4) a vista of life and glory with the reigning Christ, drawing together graphic images from promises elsewhere (2:11; 3:21; 5:10; 7:15; 11:11-12). After an increase in natural calamities (6:1-11), there will be a short period (2:10; 11:2-3; 12:6,12, 14; 13:5; 17:10; 20:3) when the antichrist will Hold sway and trouble God's people (11:7; 12:13-14:5; the term "antichrist, " however, does not occur in Revelation)
Hypocrisy - Hypocrisy is not a mere sin of impulse, but is the opposite of everything by which we may lay Hold of truth and be delivered
Influence - A little later there follows the first sign,—the changing of water into wine,—and with it the natural deepening of the Hold Christ had on His disciples (John 2:1 ff
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As against this, the supporters of Greek Hold that the Septuagint version was in such general use that it may be described as the ‘People’s Bible
Ministry - This Holds that there were four Passovers in the ministry, and is hence called the quadripaschal theory. This takes the unnamed feast of John 5:1 to be a Passover, Holds to the commonly received text of John 6:4, puts the Baptism early in 27 and the Crucifixion in 30, thus making the ministry extend over three years. But there is difference of arrangement of details even among those who Hold this view, and it is not at all certain that the feast of John 5:1 can be fixed as a Passover. This Holds that the feast of John 5:1 is not a Passover, and that there were only three Passovers in the ministry—so the tripaschal theory
Messiah - On the other hand, Cheyne, Hackmann, and Marti Hold that they are post-exilic,* Demon, Demoniacal Possession, Demoniacs - rûhôth** Paul as a Man of Prayer - And you will so exceed him when you take your exceedingly sinful heart in your hand, and Hold it in your hand, watching its motions of sin, and its need of redemption, all the day
Solomon - Behold, I have done according to thy words; lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any one arise like unto thee. I can Hold up my head better when I am opening a church and am reading and expounding this prayer, when I think of Nathan's pure and noble soul rather than of Solomon, who is so soon to be such a scandal and reprobation
Zechariah, the Book of - ) The Roman buyers (qonehen , KJV "possessors"), did "not Hold themselves guilty," as they were but the instruments of God's righteous vengeance (Jeremiah 50:7)
Word - Keeping one's word was highly esteemed (Psalm 15:4 ) and an obligation in making vows and oaths (Numbers 30:2 ; Judges 11:30,36 ); but breaking one's word, especially of promises made to the Lord, was a serious offense Holding grave consequences for the offender (cf. On the day of judgment God will Hold people accountable for what they have said: "For by your words you will be acquitted and condemned" (Matthew 12:37 ). The idea of Scripture as being "God-breathed" (2 Timothy 3:16 ) suggests that the entire Old Testament represents God's revealed word and Holds supreme authority for faith and practice
Evolution (Christ And) - Since the lines of cosmic development have so far been on the whole in an upward direction, and since there is no indication that the Christian ideal has lost its Hold on the best minds of the race, or is less potent than formerly in regenerating individual souls and in inspiring the Church to ever fresh activity and influence, there is reason for confident belief that at last the race as a whole will be raised to the Christian level, and that the future is with Him of whom it is prophesied that He shall reign in undisputed sway over the affections and command the obedience of all mankind (Philippians 2:9-11, Revelation 11:15 etc
Jacob - And were it not that Jacob, and all his true seed, are known to themselves and to us by the hundred and sixteenth psalm: 'The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat Hold upon me; I found trouble and sorrow
Ahithophel - There was no one fit to Hold the candle to Ahithophel in that day, unless it was Hushai the Archite, another of David's astutest counsellors. He has David and Absalom so much on his mind and on his heart that he draws a black border round Ahithophel's deathbed in these terrible words, and then leaves him: And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him home to his own house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father
Esau - His foot took the firmest Hold of the ground. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die; and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him; and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Years pass on till Esau sets up an openly heathen household in defiance of father and mother and all, which is ever after a grief of mind to Isaac and Rebekah. The tragedy is not so patent to us because we do not have Moses to write out our household histories, and Paul to comment on the writing, as in Esau's case; but to those who train themselves and accustom themselves to look on the world around them in this one single view as God's world, there is plenty of such profanity and self-reprobation going on among us everyday. There is an intellectual, and with it a spiritual stupidity-there is no other name for it-that has already taken possession of one out of every two children that are born in our most covenanted households. They eat, and drink, and dress, and dance like Esau, with any Canaanite household which has sons and daughters like themselves
David - in His Services - But, behold, a son shall be born to thee, and his name shall be Solomon, and he shall build an house for My name. And, having once begun to read and to think in that way you will go on till you come to the cross, where you will see and hear your dying Redeemer with one of David's Psalms on His lips when He can no longer Hold it in His hands
Hypocrisy - Hypocrisy is not a mere sin of impulse, but is the opposite of everything by which we may lay Hold of truth and be delivered
Manicheans - —The Manicheans had their own peculiar rites, though their mystical interpretation of language enabled them to Hold the highest position in the Christian ministry, as in an-Nadim's time, a
Christ, Christology - 24-25) as Jesus will invade demonic strongholds and plunder Satan's goods (Matthew 12:28-29 ). From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay Hold of it" (Matthew 11:11-12 ). The new and forceful arrival of the redemptive reign of God is embodied in the ministry of Jesus, who binds Satan and plunders his stronghold, releasing his prisoners: "But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you
Thessalonians Epistles to the - They bound over Jason and ‘the rest’ to keep the peace of the city and let them go, probably Holding them responsible for the continued absence of Paul and Silas from Thessalonica (Ramsay, St. Thanks be to God who has delivered the readers from such a fate: let them Hold fast those things which they have received, and may God strengthen and keep them steadfast (2 Thessalonians 2:13-17)
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To this, Ezekiel adds the principle that if a sinful person repents, God will no longer Hold that person's former sins against him
Worship - 23); ‘Let us Hold fast the confession of our hope that it waver not
Saviour (2) - ’ Applying this to our passage, he obtains the very congruous sense: As the husband is σωτήρ of the wife, by supplying the sustenance of her physical life, so Christ is σωτὴρ of the Church, inasmuch as He endows her with eternal life; and for this reason both Hold the position of head
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Unity (2) - to the Churches of Asia deal with conditions of corruption, moral and doctrinal; but there is no thought of self-segregation as the duty of the faithful, even where deeds that Christ hates are tolerated (Revelation 2:6); He lays no other burden on His servants but to Hold fast (1618732765_78)
Ships, Sailors, And Navigation - These merchantmen with their deck and roomy Hold grew in size. Other equipment included stern mooring lines, stone anchors, punting poles, long pikes for fighting, and bags and jars for Holding provisions
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Unborn, alone in power, from mortal gaze...
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Sustaining Lord, who in our common day
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Living (2) - These distinctions of the bread of the miracle as well as the manna from the true bread of the soul are important and vital, and they assist us to lay Hold of our Lord’s meaning when He said, ‘I am the living bread
Lord's Supper. (i.) - But only work necessary for preparing food was permitted from sunset on the 14th to sunset on the 21st, and it would have been illegal or contrary to custom to arrest Jesus that night with swords and staves, to Hold a meeting of the Sanhedrin, to release a prisoner, to purchase grave-clothes, and to take the dead body down from the cross, if He ate the regular Passover meal on Thursday evening Nisan 14. Notwithstanding, therefore, his fixing of the day of our Lord’s death before the regular Passover, there is good ground for Holding that he implicitly relates the Last Supper to the Passover (Westcott, St. Zahn, however, Holds that the Quartodecimans interpreted the latter in accordance with the former (Gesch
David - Thereupon panic takes Hold of the Philistine host, and they flee, pursued by the Israelites, who thus gain a complete victory (see Elhanan). On his return he is advised by the prophet Gad (doubtless because he had found out that Saul had received information of David’s whereabouts) to leave the stronghold; he therefore takes refuge in the forest of Hereth . In spite of his evident desire to make peace with the followers of Saul ( 2 Samuel 9:1-13 ), it was but natural that a vigorous attempt should be made to uphold the dynasty of the late king, at all events in Israel, as distinct from Judah (see Ishbosheth)
Pharaoh - Then Ireland, and India, and China, and Africa, and Armenia, and Macedonia shall Hold out their hands to England; and all lands shall both love and fear England and her Queen because of that knowledge and that righteousness which alone exalteth a nation, and which alone enthroneth and establisheth a sovereign. If no miracle had followed his request, then Pharaoh would have felt fully justified in Holding to his refusal
Sacrifice - That sacrifice was known to Israel in Egypt appears from Moses alleging as a reason for taking them out of Egypt that they might Hold a feast and sacrifice to Jehovah (Exodus 3:18; Exodus 5:1; Exodus 5:3; Exodus 5:8; Exodus 5:17). The first mention of throwing the blood upon the altar (the established mode afterward in the burnt offerings, peace offerings, and trespass offering, but not the sin offering) was when Moses "threw (so Hebrew) half of the blood on the altar" (Exodus 24:4-8), and after reading the covenant, and after that the people assented, he took the blood in the basins and "threw it on them, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words" (Hebrews 9:19-20; Hebrews 13:20). Ruach , pneuma (Greek), is the spirit opposed to the flesh: Romans 8:4-6; Galatians 5:17; 1 Peter 3:18; distinguished from "the life of the flesh," it is man's highest part, Holding communion with God
Eli - Till, at last, broken in life and broken in heart, with his nation and his church and his household lying all in ruins round about him, we see Eli sitting by the wayside waiting for death. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat Hold on me; but Thou hast brought up my life from the pit that I might show forth Thy praise
Balaam - 'I shall see Him, but not now; I shall behold Him, but not nigh. Beholding Balaam's insincerity, and being angry at it, says Philo, God said, By all means go. And ever after he would have caparisoned that ass with gold and silver, and would all but have made her his household god. ...
And then, look and learn how Balak, once he had got a Hold of Balaam, cadged the prophet about from one hill-top to another to get the proper place from which to curse Israel
Sabbath - The seventh day was hallowed at the close of the creation; its sanctity was afterward marked by the withholding of the manna on that day, and the provision of a double supply on the sixth, and that previous to the giving of the law from Sinai: it was then made a part of that great epitome of religious and moral duty, which God wrote with his own finger on tables of stone; it was a part of the public political law of the only people to whom almighty God ever made himself a political Head and Ruler; its observance is connected throughout the prophetic age with the highest promises, its violations with the severest maledictions; it was among the Jews in our Lord's time a day of solemn religious assembling, and was so observed by him; when changed to the first day of the week, it was the day on which the first Christians assembled; it was called, by way of eminence, "the Lord's day;" and we have inspired authority to say, that both under the Old and New Testament dispensations, it is used as an expressive type of the heavenly and eternal rest. " Take it, that by "the law," he meant both the moral and the ceremonial; ceremonial law could only be fulfilled in him, by realizing its types; and moral law, by upholding its authority. So that those persons in this country and in America, who Hold their sabbath on Saturday, under the notion of exactly conforming to the Old Testament, and yet calculate the days from midnight to midnight, have no assurance at all that they do not desecrate a part of the original Sabbath, which might begin, as the Jewish Sabbath now, on Friday evening, and, on the contrary, hallow a portion of a common day, by extending the Sabbath beyond Saturday evening. Holden, that in the original institution it is stated in general terms, that God blessed and sanctified the seventh day, which must undoubtedly imply the sanctity of every seventh day; but not that it is to be subsequently reckoned from the first demiurgic day
Parable - ’ (8) Fulfilment: The Great Supper ( Luke 14:15-24 ): the King’s purpose must be carried out; if individuals and nations of civilized pre-eminence Hold back, others will be made worthy of the honour of the service
Jeru'Salem - So steep is the fall of the ravines, so trench-like their character, and so close do they keep to the promontory at whose feet they run, as to leave on the beholder almost the impression of the ditch at the foot of a fortress rather than of valleys formed by nature. Thirty of these reservoirs are described, varying from 25 to 50 feet in depth; and one, call the great Sea , would Hold 2,000,000 gallons
Oath - ) and others Hold that the oath is ‘of the evil’ because it implies that the truth need not be told on other occasions
Church - and Hold communion with the saints, Psalms 92:13 ; Psalms 132:13 ; Psalms 132:16 ; Psalms 36:8 ; Jeremiah 31:12 ; the being placed under the watchful eye of pastors, Hebrews 13:7 ; that they may restore each other if they fall, Galatians 6:1 ; and the more effectually promote the cause of true religion. They are members of one body, and are therefore bound to tenderness and sympathy; they are the conjoint instructers of others, and are therefore to strive to be of "one judgment;" they are brethren, and they are to love one another as such, that is, with an affection more special than that general good will which they are commanded to bear to all mankind; they are therefore to seek the intimacy of friendly society among themselves, and, except in the ordinary and courteous intercourse of life, they are bound to keep themselves separate from the world; they are enjoined to do good unto all men, but "especially to them that are of the household of faith;" and they are forbidden "to eat" at the Lord's table with immoral persons, that is, with those who, although they continue their Christian profession, dishonour it by their practice
Life And Death - It is not thrust upon anyone, but needs to be laid Hold of (1 Timothy 6:12; 1 Timothy 6:19). Peter’s language, it was not possible that Christ should be Holden of death (Acts 2:24), so it is impossible that those whose very life Christ is (Colossians 3:4) should not be sharers in His victory over death’s pains and powers
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Having such a "high priest passed into the heavens," "over the house of God," we ought to "hold fast our profession," "without wavering," ever "drawing near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience" (Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 10:21-23)
Righteousness - ‘this is the book of the commandments of God, and the law that endureth for ever; all they that Hold it fast are to live, but such as leave it shall die’), but the present writer translates as above in order to suggest St
Sin - As Proverbs 5:22 says, "The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin Hold him fast. Its stronghold is the all but instinctive tendency to put one's own interests and desires first
Little Ones - Thus, multitudes of Christians appear to be accustomed to read Matthew 18:10 as a declaration that the ‘angels of children’ (whatever these ‘angels’ may be) Hold a particularly exalted place in heaven. ‘Such little children’ (Matthew 18:5) God takes under His own protection, rewarding those who do them benefits, and visiting with the severest punishment those who evil-entreat them; their angels ever behold the Father’s face in heaven; if they go astray everything is left that they may be recovered; the Father’s will is pledged that no one of them shall perish. Christ’s ‘little ones’ in it are, in short, just ‘those that believe on him,’ of whom ‘it is not the will of the Father that one should perish,’ whose ‘angels in heaven do always behold the face of the Father which is in heaven. When Jesus speaks of His followers as ‘children of the kingdom,’ for example, He is applying to them a Messianic designation; or, to confine ourselves to the circle of ideas most closely related to the passages of the Old Testament supposed to be in His mind in the instance Holding our attention, when He calls them His ‘sheep’ (Matthew 26:31) or more pointedly His ‘little flock’ (Luke 12:32), these are Messianic designations which He is applying to them
Metaphor - 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 : ‘For, though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh (for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds). ’ 1 Timothy 6:19 : ‘laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay Hold on the life which is life indeed’ (here the metaphor is changed in the same sentence from ‘building’ to ‘grasping’). Thus, 1 Timothy 1:19 : ‘holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust from them made shipwreck concerning the faith
Sin (2) - The Christian will rather Hold that a philosophic theory inadequate to the facts of the gospel has been too hastily identified with reality
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Finally, we are too prone to forget that the substance of Christian truth may be held by others in connexion with misapprehensions, imperfections, misinterpretations, of Scripture, absurd and foolish views, in connexion with which it would be wholly impossible for us to Hold it
Brethren of the Lord (2) - The common household is implied in John 7:3, and more distinctly still in John 2:12, where we read that ‘he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and there they abode not many days. also Matthew 12:47 ‘Behold thy mother and thy brethren stand without, seeking to speak to thee’). There are, moreover, the still more definite statements, ‘For even his brethren did not believe on him’ (John 7:5); and, ‘his friends (οἱ παρʼ αὐτοῦ) went out to lay Hold on him, for they said, He is beside himself (Mark 3:21)
Asceticism (2) - He showed no disposition to flee from the world, or Hold aloof from it; He did not eschew the amenities of social life. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners’ (Matthew 11:18-19, Luke 7:33-34)
Atonement (2) - We are therefore entitled to Hold that any interpretation of the Christian facts which shifts the focus from Calvary to Bethlehem or Galilee represents a departure from the historic faith, and tends to distort the Christian revelation
Baruch, Apocalypse of - 6), and let one and all, especially the exiles, Hold fast by the Law, though the Temple be destroyed
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - On his expedition against the Persians Julian had advanced as far as Haran a town so famous for obstinate adherence to heathenism that Haranite in Syriac is equivalent to pagan and there determined to Hold a great sacrifice to which he commanded the Edessenes to send chosen citizens to do him homage and to grace by their presence his restoration of the old cult. ...
As a commentator Ephrem Holds a middle place between the literal interpretation of Theodore of Mopsuestia and the allegorical method of Origen
Prayer - So it was said of Saul of Tarsus, "Behold, he prayeth!" He prayed in fact then for the first time; but that was in consequence of the illumination of his mind as to his spiritual danger, effected by the miracle on the way to Damascus, and the grace of God which accompanied the miracle. This is at once a denial to God of the glory which he rightly claims, and a destructive delusion to creatures, who, in forsaking God as the object of their constant affiance, trust but in broken reeds, and attempt to drink from "broken cisterns which can Hold no water. " This, independent of the question of the authority of the Scriptures which explicitly enjoin prayer, is the best answer which can be given to the objection; and it is no small confirmation of it, that it is obvious to every reflecting man, that for God to withhold favours till asked for, "tends," as the same writer observes, "to encourage devotion among his rational creatures, and to keep up and circulate a knowledge and sense of their dependency upon him
Peter, First Epistle of - At first sight it would appear that the readers were Jewish Christians, as some scholars Hold that they were, but the body of the Epistle clearly shows that the prevailing element was Gentile, and the words of 11 are to be taken figuratively of the sojourn of the Christian as a resident alien on earth, absent from his heavenly fatherland ( 1 Peter 1:6-77 ; 1 Peter 2:10 , 1 Peter 4:1-4 )
Joannes, Bishop of Antioch - Their deputation was informed that John could Hold no intercourse with excommunicated persons (ib
Leucius, Author of n.t. Apocryphal Additions - 350) gives six arguments for the early date of Leucius, not one of which is conclusive, all being vitiated by the tacit assumption that Leucius was a real person, and not, as we Hold, merely the fictitious name of an imaginary disciple of St
Propitiation - But in OT theological terminology, kipper, which Holds an important place, is used always in a figurative or moral sense with the collateral idea, which in time became the dominant if not the exclusive one, of conciliating an offended person or screening an offence or offender. -The Pauline use (Romans 3:25) states the propitiation in relation to a Divine righteousness expressed in ‘a wrath of God revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who Hold down the truth in unrighteousness’ (Romans 1:18); its purpose is to show God’s righteousness to be consistent with the fact of His forbearance ‘in the passing over of sins done aforetime’: for there has never been a time under any dispensation when God has not dealt graciously with sinful men; He is always God the Saviour, ‘whose property is always to have mercy
Thecla - Thecla (1) the heroine of a romantic story which from a very early date has had a strong Hold on the imagination of the church and which though under the form in which it is now extant it can only be received as a fiction has enough appearance of a foundation in fact to warrant us in treating of her as a real person
Missions - The words applied to John the Baptist in relation to Christ might be applied to the Jewish race, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee’ (Mark 1:2). in another connexion, where He adds, as if in reference to the preference which the Jews had received, ‘Behold there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last,’ Luke 13:29-30). ‘Chronology of the NT’]'>[4]) the faith of Christ had spread to Damascus, and had gained such Hold there, that Saul was sent thither by the Sanhedrin to bring ‘any of the Way,’ whom he might find, bound to Jerusalem (Acts 9:2)
Creation - ) The sabbath of God is described in Hebrew 3-4, as not yet ended; it will last until He who sitteth on the throne shall say, "Behold I make all things new. Yet God's sabbath is not an idle one: "My Father worketh hitherto," namely, upholding all creation. Bode's law of planetary distances ceases beyond Uranus, and does not Hold good in Neptune
Miracles - ...
(7) Not like popish miracles in Roman Catholic countries, in affirmation of opinions already formed, but performed amidst enemies, converting men from their most cherished prejudices; there was no anterior persuasion to lay Hold of, Jesus' miracles gave birth to the sect; frauds might mix with the progress, but could not have place in the commencement of the religion
Romans, Theology of - 1-11) to lay Hold in practice (existentially) of what they have in principle (essentially)
Law - The omission of the article, however, generally points rather to ‘law’ as a principle; thus what is so said of ‘law’ would Hold good of any other positive ordinance of God-if such existed at all (cf
Prophecy - It excited men to rely upon God, and to love him who condescended to Hold this mutual intercourse with his creatures, and to permit them to consult him, as one friend asks advice of another
Holiness - Nor can the revelation in Christ of His ‘pitying tenderness Divine’ lead to sinful presuming on His grace, and to neglect of moral purity, without which none may Hold communion with the Holy Father
Judas Iscariot (2) - ...
The rendering of ἐβάσταζεν by the neutral word ‘hare’ is adopted by some, who Hold that John’s words do not imply more than that Judas had a thievish disposition
Last Supper - ]'>[16] From our point of view, as we Hold that they preclude the notion that the Last Supper was a Passover, St. (1) Our Lord was not a householder, but a guest. It would be usual, perhaps, in such a case, to share in the lamb offered by the householder. This would require the assent of the householder to an abnormal, and apparently illegal, arrangement
Atonement - (2) Is the idea, then, as many Hold, that the blood represents a pure life put between the sinful soul and God an innocent life covering a polluted one? In this case the death is held to be immaterial, and the manipulation of the blood, regarded as still fresh and living, is the one thing of importance
Dates - 6), who expressly says that the Emperor, deeming it unwise to exclude the Jews from the city, commanded them not to Hold meetings together, although he permitted them to retain their ancestral customs (πάτριος
Isidorus Pelusiota, an Eminent Ascetic - "I cannot think," writes Isidore "that the true Christian Iron who knows the grace that has set all men free can Hold a slave" (οἰκετην ἔχειν i
Acts of the Apostles (2) - Paul had been propounded, and then, as its counterpart, the Johannine picture of Christ, in which also the earthly Jesus wears the ‘form of God,’ had taken Hold of men’s minds, a Christology such as the first part of the Acts exhibits could not have been devised. For, in spite of his advanced speculations on the subject of Christ, in spite of his doctrine of pre-existence and his cosmological Christology, the Apostle Holds fast in Romans 1:4 and Philippians 2:9 to the notion that Jesus became ‘Son of God in power’ through His resurrection from the dead, and was invested with the title ‘Lord’ at His exaltation. ’ For, if Christ did descend to Hades, He was not given over to its power (Acts 2:31), God ‘having loosed “the pangs of death,” because it was not possible that he should be Holden of it’ (Acts 2:24), ‘nor did his flesh see corruption’ (Acts 2:31)
Joshua - At the same time, though Moses had wholly lost Hold of his own sons, there is this to be said for the father of Gershom and Eliezer: that he had an immense attraction for some other men's sons. ...
Just when Joshua was in the act of putting on his armour to attempt his first battle, he looked up, and, behold! a man stood over-against him with his sword drawn in his hand. Young men, still choosing whom and what you will serve; young fathers and young mothers, still choosing a God for yourselves and for your household,-Joshua speaks to you out of his noble life, so nobly begun and now so nobly ended. Are you yourselves to be, and are you to bring up your children after you to be, Amorites, and Hittites, and Hivites, and Canaanites, and Jebusites in the land? Are you to let ambition, and envy, and pride, and anger, and self-will rule in your hearts and be your household gods? No! Never, never! Not so long as you have still this day in your choice for yourselves and for your households the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, and abundant in goodness and truth
Baptism - As to the subjects of baptism, the anti-paedobaptists Hold that believing adults only are proper subjects, because the commission of Christ to baptize appears to them to restrict this ordinance to such only as are taught, or made disciples; and that, consequently, infants, who cannot be thus taught, ought to be excluded. As whole households were baptized, it is also probable there were children among them. As the word βαπτιζω is used to express the various ablutions among the Jews, such as sprinkling, pouring, &c, Hebrews 9:10 , for the custom of washing before meals, and the washing of household furniture, pots, &c, it is evident from hence that it does not express the manner of doing a thing, whether by immersion or effusion, but only the thing done; that is, washing; or the application of water in some form or other
Adam - "...
This also may be finally argued from the satisfaction with which the historian of the creation represents the Creator as viewing the works of his hands as "very good," which was pronounced with reference to each of them individually, as well as to the whole: "And God saw every thing that he had made, and behold it was very good. On the other hand, those who either deny or Hold very slightly the doctrine of our hereditary depravity, delight to represent Adam as little superior in moral perfection and capability to his descendants
Old Testament - As children of the household of Israel, they grew up in the atmosphere of the OT revelation; and, even when they passed to the fuller life in Christ, they carried with them their reverence for the ancient Scriptures. especially his speech to the Athenians); but his mind was so saturated with OT ideas, and the book itself was so manifestly the Word of God which made men ‘wise unto salvation’ (2 Timothy 3:15), that he could not withhold it from any nation. Its purpose was not to save men, but to Hold them in ward or prison until the true faith should be revealed (Galatians 3:23). ’ And all who have found liberty through Him, ‘with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror [1] the glory of the Lord,’ are able to trace that glory shining through the ancient Scriptures, and are likewise ‘transformed into the same image from glory to glory’ (2 Corinthians 3:12 ff. ‘God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers through the prophets in many parts and in many modes, hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in a Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds, who being the effulgence (ἀπαύγασμα) of his glory, and the very impress of his essence (χαρακτὴρ τῆς ὑποστάσεως αὐτοῦ), and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high’ (Hebrews 1:1 ff
Liberius, Bishop of Rome - ) This I have received with a willing mind (I say anathema to thee, Liberius, and thy companions ), and in no respect contradict; I have given my assent, I follow and Hold it
Priest - The term is used with some laxity even in Acts, as in Acts 4:6, where it is applied to Annas, whose son-in-law Caiaphas was the actual Holder of the office. Meanwhile ‘in him all things consist,’ or Hold together; and Christ is thus the secret of the world’s order and the natural representative of the race in the presence of God
Proverbs - Lo, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and behold the fields, that they are white for harvest!’...
2. Jesus was quoting another proverb when, in answer to the man who volunteered to follow Him but craved leave first to bid his household farewell, He said: ‘No one, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God’ (Luke 9:62). —‘Why seest thou the chip that is in thy brother’s eye, but the log that is in thine own considerest not? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me cast out the chip out of thine eye, and, behold, the log is in thine own eye?’ (Matthew 7:3-4). ‘They are exactly like spiders’ webs: they will Hold back the weak and insignificant and be broken through by the powerful and rich’ (Plut
Money - ) still Hold good
Resurrection - Moreover, no resurrection of the body is mentioned explicitly, though it would be rash to assume from his words that the author did not Hold this doctrine
David - His early associations with Bethlehem made him when in a Hold desire a drink of water from its well while the Philistines held it. Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?" Saul's courtiers knew the road to his favor was to malign David
Elisha - At Bethel, on his way from Jericho to Carmel (2 Kings 2:23), where he had been with Elijah (2 Kings 2:2), he was met by "young men" (narim , not "little children"), idolaters or infidels, who, probably at the prompting of Baal's prophets in that stronghold of his worship sneered at the report of Elijah's ascension: "Go up" like thy master, said they, "thou bald head" (qereach , i. of Ahab and Jezebel, 1 Kings 18:4; 1 Kings 18:21) hath sent to take away my head"; "hold the messenger fast at the door," "his master's feet (are) behind him," namely, hastening to revoke his hasty order for Elisha's execution. ...
"Behold," said the king, "this evil is of Jehovah; what, should I wait for Jehovah any longer?" (as thou exhortest me, Psalms 27:14. ...
Four lepers discovered the fact, and at first hid their spoil (Matthew 13:44; Matthew 25:25); afterward fearing mischief from selfishness (Proverbs 11:24), they held their peace no longer, but, feeling it a day of good tidings, told it to the king's household
Moses - These explain the parents' "faith" which laid Hold of God's promise contained in those prophecies; the parents took his good looks as a pledge of the fulfillment. ...
Pharaoh's daughter (holding an independent position and separate household under the ancient empire; childless herself, therefore ready to adopt Moses; Thermutis according to Josephus) coming down to bathe in the sacred and life giving Nile (as it was regarded) saw the ark and sent her maidens to fetch it. On his last descent from Sinai "his face shone"; and he put on a veil as the people "could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away," a type of the transitory dispensation which he represented, in contrast to the abiding Christian dispensation (Exodus 34:30; Exodus 34:38; 2 Corinthians 3:13-14; 2 Corinthians 3:7; 2 Corinthians 3:11)
Inspiration And Revelation - Not all the shocks which it endured in its political career, tossed to and fro as a shuttlecock between its more powerful neighbours, could weaken its Hold on this
Feasts And Festivals of Israel - Those who Hold to this interpretation generally argue that the Israelites sent the goat to azazel [12] to placate the demon
Sanhedrin - had occupied the place of the Sanhedrin, Talmudic tradition Holds that it was re-organized under the zûggôth, (duumviri Religion (2) - ’...
‘Holding His hand, my steadied feet...
May walk the air, the seas;...
On life and death His smile falls sweet,...
Lights up all mysteries. ‘Having then a great high priest, who hath passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us Hold fast our confession … let us draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace’ (Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 4:16). And what is true of entrance to the Kingdom Holds good of its final appointments
Wandering Stars - To use power against the State is penal;-to Hold power, and not use it for the State, is, to the zealot for the State, far more hateful
Trial of Jesus - The various theories which explain its growth from a misconception of the Synoptists will not Hold water
Sexuality, Human - In Deuteronomy and Joshua the word appears as a common term for the intimate love Israel is to have for Yahweh: they are not just to fear and obey but to love and to "stick" (NIV "hold fast") to him (Deuteronomy 4:4 ; 10:20 ; 11:22 ; 13:4 ; 30:20 ; Leviticus 20:11-13,1857 ; 23:8 ). Likewise, though not stated, it may be inferred that the same Holds true for Eve
Sin - Paul establishes his thesis of the universality of sin and consequent guilt, and confirms it from the Scriptures, the aim of which is to bring to all men the sense of guilt, ‘that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may be brought under the judgement of God’ (Romans 3:19); ‘the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who Hold down the truth in unrighteousness’ (Romans 1:18). Nor is there any ground for Holding that he ascribed to Adam that moral endowment which this theology assigned to him
Hebrews Epistle to the - Throw off your dullness and lay Hold on the meaning of Christ’s Priesthood, for therein lies the Christian hope
Slave, Slavery - Tacitus mentions the case of Pedanius Secundus, prefect of the city, who had been murdered by one of his slaves, and under a law requiring that, should a slave kill his master, all the slaves of the same household should forfeit their lives, some 400 of the culprit’s fellow-slaves were put to death at Rome a. Benzinger Hold up Islâm and ancient Israel as perfect examples of ‘the brotherhood in the faith,’ and declare that this ‘has come to be, in the Christian world, a mere empty phrase’ (article ‘slavery,’ in Encyclopaedia Biblica iv. , 1878 (Excursus on ‘Caesar’s Household’)
Mediator - With this sacrifice of Jesus His disciples are to Hold communion
Hellenism - -The same Holds true of the fine arts. the idea of a community of initiated believers who sought to enter into union with the god for the purpose of obtaining divine immortality-took Hold of these Oriental cults, whose myths were excellently adapted for this purpose, and whose strange rites lent themselves to the sacramental methods of such a communion
Terah - With a father like Terah to talk to, to pray and to praise with, and to walk arm in arm with at the head of the emigrant household, Abram's face shone like the sun as he turned his back on the land of his nativity. It is not told in Moses, but I can well believe it, that nothing that ever happened to Abram so hastened forward his humility, his detachment from this world, and his heavenly-mindedness, as his fall in Egypt, and all its consequences to Pharaoh and to Pharaoh's household. As full as he could Hold, and more
Arius, Followers of - The proceedings at Philippopolis and the outrageous conduct of Stephen, then patriarch of Antioch, gave offence even in the East, and the decision of the Western bishops to Hold no communion with their Eastern brethren while the existing state of things lasted produced a reaction. On the other hand, the un likeness of the Son to the Father was more boldly and defiantly pressed by the Holders of that doctrine, and by degrees a sect, which almost reduced Christ to the level of a mere man, appeared on the scene
Faith - Paul when he promises to the jailer salvation for himself and his household as the blessing given to faith in Jesus Christ. Deacons must Hold the ‘mystery of the faith in a pure conscience’ (1 Timothy 3:9). ‘If any provideth not for his own, and specially his own household, he hath denied the faith’ (1 Timothy 5:8)
Ascension (2) - The world, as science interprets its phenomena, is not the complete world which may Hold potentialities permissive of such an event as the Ascension. He Holds out hopes of a more immediate personal, if spiritual, direction, under the force of which a richer fulness of His truth shall be gained
Dream (2) - There is a sense in which it is derogatory to God to suppose Him to Hold any commerce with man at all, particularly with sinful man. It was in a dream that Reinhold worked out his table of categories
Miracle - "...
The power necessary to perform the one series of these miracles may, for any thing known to us, be as great as that which would be requisite for the performance of the other; and, considered merely as exertions of preternatural power, they may seem to balance each other, and to Hold the mind in a state of suspense; but when we take into consideration the different purposes for which these opposite and contending miracles were wrought, the balance is instantly destroyed
Book - The rolls, or volumes, were composed of several sheets, fastened to each other, and rolled upon a stick, or umbilicus; the whole making a kind of column, or cylinder, which was to be managed by the umbilicus, as a handle; it being reputed a kind of crime to take Hold of the roll itself
Canaan - The reverence shown for the firmauns of the Porte throughout Syria attests the strong Hold which the Sultan maintains, in this character, on the Turkish population. "Behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down and tread upon the high places of the earth. Clarke, when travelling from Napolose to Jerusalem, relates, "The road was mountainous, rocky, and full of loose stones; yet the cultivation was every where marvellous: it afforded one of the most striking pictures of human industry which it is possible to behold
Faith - Paul when he promises to the jailer salvation for himself and his household as the blessing given to faith in Jesus Christ. Deacons must Hold the ‘mystery of the faith in a pure conscience’ (1 Timothy 3:9). ‘If any provideth not for his own, and specially his own household, he hath denied the faith’ (1 Timothy 5:8)
Omnipresence - Hebrew philosophy, in the person of its supposed founder, might exclaim: ‘Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee’ (1 Kings 8:27); but no such thought ever came from the lips of Jesus. So also in John 16:10 ‘I go to the Father, and ye behold me no more’; and in John 20:17 ‘I ascend unto my Father and your Father. ’ How in the light of the present article are we to conceive of God’s being thus connected with heaven so much more than with earth? and of other passages which assure us that ‘in heaven the angels do always behold the face of our Father who is in heaven’? How are we to reconcile the statement that God’s throne, or God’s face, is in heaven, with the doctrine of Divine omnipresence? The following seems to be the line along which we must seek for light:—While it is true that God’s presence is everywhere, it does not follow that His presence is manifested everywhere alike. Starting from a humanitarian conception of Christ, some Hold it to be improbable, if not impossible, that He should, as is here affirmed, foresee the development of His Church, legislate for its management, and promise His spiritual presence, wherever the members of the Church were assembled, however few in number they might be
Papias, Bishop of Hierapolis - And when any of the saints shall take Hold of a cluster, another shall cry out, I am a better cluster, take me, and bless the Lord through me
Romans, Epistle to the - Nor can any one who still perceives this failure Hold himself excused
Elijah - ...
Elijah's "effectual" prayer, not recorded in 1 Kings but in James 5:17, was what moved God to withhold rain for three years and a half; doubtless, Elijah's reason for the prayer was jealousy for the Lord God (1 Kings 19:10; 1 Kings 19:14), in order that Jehovah's chastening might lead the people to repentance. Overcoming the awestruck Obadiah's fear, lest, when he should tell the king, Behold Elijah is here, meanwhile the Spirit should carry him away, Elijah, whom Ahab's servants had been seeking everywhere in vain for three years, now suddenly stands before Ahab with stern dignity. The third, however, escaped by begging him to Hold his life precious and to spare him. the house of Ahab, and hast slain (Elijah writes foreseeing the murder, for his translation was before Jehoshaphat's death, 2 Kings 3:11, after which was the murder) the brethren of thy father's house which were better than thyself, behold with a great plague will the Lord smite thy people, thy children, thy wives, and all thy goods, and thou shalt have great sickness . When the Old Testament canon was being closed, Malachi, its last prophet, threw a ray over the dark period of 400 years that intervened until the New Testament return of revelation, by announcing, "Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord
Prayer - Watts, "to furnish ourselves with proper matter, that we may be able to Hold much converse with God; to entertain ourselves and others agreeably and devoutly in worship; to assist the exercise o our own grace and others, by a rich supply of divine thought and desires in prayer, that we may not be forced to make too long and indecent pauses whilst we are performing that duty; nor break off abruptly as soon as we have begun for want of matter; nor pour out abundance of words to dress up narrow and scanty sense for want of variety of devout thoughts
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - He beholds the heavenly temple, and the Most High, and receives the priesthood from Him (v. Moses, the Aaronite priesthood, the Maccabaean kings); the third portion shall be called by a new name, and shall establish a new priesthood, and Hold a prophetic office (viii. 1-3), the war with Esau, who is slain by Jacob, the capture of the Edomite stronghold (ix
Bible - This division many of the Jews Hold to have been appointed by Moses himself; but others, with more probability, ascribe it to Ezra. That part of the Bible was given to him who was most excellent in such a tongue (as the Apocrypha to Andrew Downs:) and then they met together, and one read the translation, the rest Holding in their hands some Bible, either of the learned tongues, or French, or Spanish, or Italian, &c
Canon of the New Testament - While this chiefly concerned the book as a whole, it could not preclude inquiries as to its contents and the rights of the several parts to Hold their places there
Jerusalem - -Discarding Luke 24:50, Christian tradition early laid Hold upon the summit of the Mount of Olives (cf. 172):...
‘All believers in Christ flock together from all quarters of the earth, not as of old to behold the beauty of Jerusalem, or that they may worship in the former Temple which stood in Jerusalem, but that they may abide there, and both hear the story of Jerusalem, and also worship in the Mount of Olives over against Jerusalem, whither the glory or the Lord removed itself, leaving the earlier city
Josephus - Luke’s narrative of the Infancy, a free reproduction from the Vita; but the majority restrict the theory to certain Lucan passages which they Hold to be dependent on Josephus (e
Joram - It might be better to Hold, with Seybold (MNDPV Socialism - If Socialism be regarded broadly as the antithesis of Individualism, as a theory of life and not only of economics, then it is true that the Christian Socialists won the day and now Hold the field
Church - Not long after Christianity was born, it was severed from the nation which gave it birth, and, since the final destruction of Jerusalem, it has only in rare cases found a secure Hold on Jewish soil
Freedom of the Will - But at the same time its Hold upon its prisoner was tightened. Man is intended to live as a son in his father’s house, with a son’s freedom; but before this is possible, he must obey; he has to submit himself to attendants (who, in a Hellenic or Roman household, would themselves generally he slaves)
Augustus (2) - Ramsay in his volume Was Christ born at Bethlehem? The tombs and even the dust-heaps of Egypt are proving that enrolments of households there were quite common, and even that a cycle of 14 years was observed. ’ In other words, those that required a strong force to Hold them in subjection, or whose frontiers were exposed to attack on the part of restless and powerful enemies, he retained in his own hands
Fall - Paul did not Hold the doctrine, and that accordingly it cannot be here introduced to explain his meaning. -Although the writer Holds the conviction that it is not necessary for the Christian theologian to try and save as much as he dare of the wreckage of the doctrine of the Fall, after the storm of literary and historical criticism has passed over it, a few sentences may be added in closing this article as to the relation of modern Christian thought to the doctrine
Moses - At their first interview with Pharaoh, they declared, "Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may Hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. At Kadesh-barnea, Moses having encouraged the people to proceed, saying, "Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee, go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto you: fear not," Deuteronomy 1:19-21 ; they betrayed great diffidence, and proposed to Moses to send spies to search out the land, and point out to them the way they should enter, and the course they should take. Get thee up unto the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this Jordan," Deuteronomy 3:23-27
Monophysitism - This conclusion is further accentuated by the fact that, though some Nestorian and Monophysite communities continue to exist, even they are no longer unwilling to Hold communion with those who receive the doctrines promulgated by the council on the questions at issue
Papias - But if, as seems preferable, it expresses a more direct relation, Eusebius’ reading of the passage will Hold, and Papias implicitly resigns all claim to have heard any Apostle, and so John in particular
John, Gospel of (Critical) - Loisy and Harnack Hold that the Gospel of Peter is dependent on the Fourth Gospel, to whose existence it would therefore he the most ancient witness
Jerusalem (2) - In the Haram—the ancient Temple area—there are 37 known excavations, of which one, the ‘great sea,’ it is calculated, can Hold about 2,000,000 gallons
Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria - On the contrary, the Eusebians resolved to take advantage of the approaching dedication of a new cathedral at Antioch, "the Golden Church," in order to Hold a council there
Basilius, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia - Basil felt it impossible any longer to Hold communion with his bishop, and fled to Nazianzus to find consolation in the society of his dear friend Gregory ( Ep. Members of the emperor's household indulged in the most violent menaces against the archbishop
Christianity - ‘When those who have laid Hold upon the faith as great spoil are joined by crowds of others who wrap it round them like an outer garment, a revolution always occurs. Loisy, who is severely critical of the documents of the NT, Holds the same view of the development of an infallible Church
Church (2) - It must also be noticed that the doctrine of a Remnant, which had taken strong Hold of the Jewish mind since the time of Isaiah, had accustomed them to think of a community of the faithful, within and growing out of the existing nation, who should in a special sense be the heirs of the promises
Criticism - ’ Herder, of whom it has been said that his Christliche Schriften gave the first impulse to the immense literature generally known under the name of the Life of Christ, did not forget even in his constant denunciations of the corruptions of Christianity to Hold up to admiration the Person of Jesus as the Prophet of the truest humanity
Desire - Are we to Hold that a man, following out what he thinks self-interest, clearly seeing the end in view and choosing appropriate means for its accomplishment, if he acts self-consciously, is always acting rightly? For Green in his description of the self-conscious subject does not seem to contemplate the possibility of wrong or vicious action
Gregorius (51) i, (the Great), Bishop of Rome - The strong language in which he exalts the authority of the four councils as "the square stone on which rests the structure of the faith, the rule of every man's actions and life, which foundation whoever does not Hold is out of the building," is significant of his views on the authority of the church at large, while his recognition of the four patriarchs as co-ordinate potentates, to whom he sends an account of his own faith, expresses one aspect of the relation to the Eastern churches which then satisfied the Roman pontiffs
Hermas, Known as the Shepherd - Rhoda now passes out of his dream and he sees a venerable aged lady clad in shining garments sitting on a great white chair and Holding a book in her hand. would be entitled to Hold such a persuasion, and if the book of Hermas was accepted as inspired, the writer cannot be acquitted of the responsibility of having foreseen and intended this result. 163, 166, Holds that the writer must either have been "mente captus et fanaticus," or else "scientem volentemque fefellisse," the latter being the opinion to which he inclines, believing that the lawfulness of pious frauds was a fixed opinion with many Christians at the date of the composition we are discussing We maintain, however, that it is possible to disbelieve in the inspiration of Hermas without imputing folly either to him who made the claim or to those who admitted it We must not regard the men of the 2nd cent. He would probably also have made him a man of some eminence, Holding high church office, whereas Hermas always speaks of the presbyters as if he were not one of them, and could have no motive for making his hero one engaged in trade unsuccessfully and not very honestly, and an elderly man with a termagant wife and ill brought-up children
Hippolytus Romanus - In the introduction to his work, Hippolytus claims to Hold the episcopal office; he declares that the pains which he took in the confutation of heresy were his duty as successor of the apostles, partaker of the grace of the Holy Spirit that had been given to them and which they transmitted to those of right faith, and as clad with the dignity of the high priesthood and office of teaching and guardian of the church. In the Novatianist disputes which commenced about 15 years after the death of Hippolytus, when many would still be alive who could have remembered the controversy between him and Callistus, we find no allusion on either side to any such comparatively recent schism of which a man Holding rigorist views resembling those of Novatian was the head. As he was probably the last Holder of his anomalous office, it is not surprising if no remembrance was retained of its exact constitution; but it is in the nature of things probable that the period when the church of Rome was Greek and when it was Latin should be separated by a bilingual period; and it is not unnatural that the arrangements made during that interval should be forgotten when the need for them had passed
Apostles - A judicious reader sees at once that the Apostles Hold substantially the same place in all the Gospels. On two occasions John, fixing a steadfast gaze on our Lord, said in the hearing of some of his disciples, ‘Behold the Lamb of God’ (John 1:29; John 1:36)
Art - The Christian worship began in the home (Romans 16:5 and perhaps Acts 2:46), and the purpose of the earliest churches was to Hold a large number of worshippers before the Lord’s Table; thus, though the style was that of the age, the manner of its use was different from the first
Back to Christ - The juristic no less than the metaphysical conceptions of the old theology have lost their Hold on the modern mind
Belief (2) - In truth, the new school of Humanism Holds that all activities whatsoever are in the interest of the practical needs of man, and by the emphasis it has laid on this aspect it has called attention to a factor of human experience which has been too much neglected. The belief which man came to Hold as to the animistic character of all objects whatsoever attained to vividness and certainty when applied to his fellow-men
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch - , it would still be impossible to Hold this of Asia
Cyprianus (1) Thascius Caecilius - ) so far as that persons in danger, who might Hold a libellus , should be readmitted by any presbyter, or in extremis by a deacon ( Epp
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - " Flavian then said that the acts had been scrutinized, and no falsification had been found in them; that, for himself, he had always glorified God by Holding what he then held. persisted in upholding the late council. Lucentius, another delegate, said, "He has presumed to Hold a synod without leave of the apostolic see, which has never been done. " Thalassius (evidently a weak man, though Holding the great see of St. "out with the murderer of Flavian—the parricide!" The magistrates asked, "Why did you receive to communion Eutyches, who Holds the opposite to this belief? Why condemn Flavian and Eusebius who agree with it?" "The records," answered Dioscorus, "will shew the truth
Donatus And Donatism - 317 Ursacius was bidden Hold his hand, and Caecilian was exhorted to treat his opponents kindly, and leave vengeance to God. Augustine pathetically asks, "What has Christ done to us, that we rend His members asunder? Consider how sad a division reigns in Christian households and families
Babylon - Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. They have remained in their Holds; their might hath failed, they became as women. "The king of Babylon heard the report of them; anguish took Hold of him;" he and all who were about him perished; God had "numbered" his kingdom and finished it; it was "divided," and given to the Medes and Persians; the lives of the Babylonian princes, and lords, and rulers, and captains, closed with that night's festival; the drunken slept "a perpetual sleep, and did not wake. And at a later period, or about 130 years before the birth of Christ, Humerus, a Parthian governor, who was noted as excelling all tyrants in cruelty, exercised great severities on the Babylonians; and having burned the forum and some of the temples, and destroyed the fairest parts of the city, reduced many of the inhabitants to slavery on the slightest pretexts, and caused them, together with all their households, to be sent into Media. Behold the hinder-most of the nations, a dry land and a desert. " "It is impossible," adds Major Keppel, "to behold this scene and not to be reminded how exactly the predictions of Isaiah and Jeremiah have been fulfilled, even in the appearance Babylon was doomed to present, that ‘she should never be inhabited;' that ‘the Arabian should not pitch his tent there;' that she should ‘become heaps;' that her cities should be ‘a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness
Jerusalem - The Persians, however, did not Hold it long, as they were soon after entirely defeated by the Emperor Heraclius, who rescued Jerusalem, and restored it, not to the unhappy Jews, who were forbidden to come within three miles of it, but to the Christians. It appeared like a walled town of the third or fourth class, having neither towers, nor domes, nor minarets within it, in sufficient numbers to give even a character to its impressions on the beholder; but showing chiefly large flat-roofed buildings of the most unornamented kind, seated amid rugged hills, on a stony and forbidding soil, with scarcely a picturesque object in the whole compass of the surrounding view. On beholding these stone buildings, encompassed by a stony country, you are ready to inquire if they are not the confused monuments of a cemetery in the midst of a desert. Cast your eyes between the temple and Mount Zion; behold another petty tribe cut off from the rest of the inhabitants of this city. But t