What does Hosts mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
צְבָא֖וֹת that which goes forth 63
צְבָא֔וֹת that which goes forth 59
צְבָאֽוֹת that which goes forth 36
צְבָא֑וֹת that which goes forth 30
צְבָאוֹת֙ that which goes forth 28
צְבָא֜וֹת that which goes forth 17
צְבָא֗וֹת that which goes forth 16
צְבָא֛וֹת that which goes forth 10
צְבָאוֹת֒ that which goes forth 5
צְבָא֣וֹת that which goes forth 4
צְבָאוֹת֮ that which goes forth 3
σαβαὼθ “Lord of Sabaoth”. 2
צְ֭בָאוֹת that which goes forth 2
צְבָא֡וֹת that which goes forth 2
הַצְּבָא֑וֹת that which goes forth 1
צִבְא֣וֹת that which goes forth 1
הַצְּבָא֗וֹת that which goes forth 1
הַצְּבָא֖וֹת that which goes forth 1
צְבָאוֹת֩ that which goes forth 1
צְבָאָ֑יו that which goes forth 1
(צְבָאָֽיו) that which goes forth 1
הַצְּבָאֽוֹת that which goes forth 1
(צְבָא֖וֹת‪‬) that which goes forth 1
צְבָ֫א֥וֹת that which goes forth 1
! צְבָאֽוֹת that which goes forth 1
צְבָא֤וֹת that which goes forth 1
؟ צְבָאֽוֹת that which goes forth 1

Definitions Related to Hosts

H6635


   1 that which goes forth, army, war, warfare, host.
      1a army, host.
         1a1 host (of organised army).
         1a2 host (of angels).
         1a3 of sun, moon, and stars.
         1a4 of whole creation.
      1b war, warfare, service, go out to war.
      1c service.
      

G4519


   1 “Lord of Sabaoth”.
      1a Lord of the armies of Israel, as those who are under the leadership and protection of Jehovah maintain his cause in war.
      

Frequency of Hosts (original languages)

Frequency of Hosts (English)

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1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Lord of Hosts
in Isaias 9:9, as in many other passages of the Bible, designates God as supreme over untold armies of spiritual and other agencies, which He can employ to give effect to His purposes. The angels, the stars, as well as armies of men are represented in the Bible as subject to Him. The Septuagint Version sometimes simply translates the expression Lord of Hosts by a word which means the Omnipotent. In the text referred to, Isaias says that God, Who is Almighty, will bring about the fulfillment of His prophecy concerning Emmanuel.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Hosts, Lord of
See Lord of Hosts.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - o Glorious King of Martyr Hosts
Hymn for Lauds for the Common of many martyrs in Paschal Time; Ambrosian school, 6th century. It has 15 translations. The English title given is by R. Littledale and G. Palmer.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Lord of Hosts
LORD OF HOSTS ( Jahweh lsbĕâ’ôth ) appears in the OT as a title of God 282 times, of which all but 36 are found in the Prophetical writings. There is considerable uncertainty as to what the term ‘hosts’ signifies, and it seems best to suppose that its meaning underwent modifications in the course of time. We can, perhaps, distinguish three stages.
1 . It is possible that at one time the title suggested the idea of Jahweh as the leader of the Israelite forces . In favour of this view is the fact that the word tsěb â’ôth outside this phrase always refers to bodies of men, and usually to Israelite forces. There is no doubt that in the early stages of the history of the nation the popular view of the functions of Jahweh was concentrated to a large extent on this point that He was the guider and commander of the armies in warfare; and the same idea lingered late, and lies at the bottom of the objection to the institution of the monarchy which is put in Samuel’s mouth (cf. 1 Samuel 8:20 with 1 Samuel 12:12 ). In the same way, David, as he taunts Goliath, says to him, ‘I come in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel’ ( 1 Samuel 17:45 ). And once more there is evidently a special connexion between the title ‘Lord of hosts’ and the Ark which is regarded as the habitation of Jahweh in His capacity as War-God (cf. 1Sa 4:3 ; 1 Samuel 4:6-8 ; 1 Samuel 4:5-6 ). But this explanation of the origin of the title, as Delitzsch pointed out, is greatly invalidated by the fact that we do not find it in the period in which we should expect it to be most common, that is, in the wars of the Wandering in the Wilderness.
2 . So we are brought to another view, which may merely mark a later stage: the ‘hosts’ are the spiritual forces which stand at God’s disposal . So in Joshua 5:13-14 , when Joshua asks the unknown warrior whether he is on their side or on that of their enemies, the implied answer of the Divine stranger is that he belongs to neither side, but is come as captain of the Lord’s host to succour His people. For the idea of the angelic host engaged in the service of God, cf. 2 Samuel 24:16 , 1 Kings 22:19 , 2 Kings 6:17 ; and in the NT Matthew 26:52 , Luke 2:13 , Hebrews 1:14 .
3 . The third stage is reached in the prophets, esp. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zechariah, and Malachi, where the title assumes a far wider meaning and embraces all the forces of the universe . The term ‘ host of heaven ’ is commonly used of the heavenly bodies to which the later kings paid idolatrous worship (cf. also Genesis 2:1 , Psalms 33:6 ). As the Idea of the omnipotence of God grew loftier and wider, the elemental forces of nature were regarded as performing service to their Creator. So the sun is God’s minister ( Psalms 19:4-5 ), and even so early as the Song of Deborah the stars are represented as joining by God’s behest in the battle against the invader ( Judges 5:20 ). Hence the term ‘Lord of hosts’ becomes with the prophets the highest and most transcendental title of God, and is even rendered by the LXX [1] in a certain number of passages ‘Lord of the forces (of nature).’ It serves as a constant reminder of the illimitable width of God’s sway, and as such it acquires a close connexion with the other great attribute of God, His holiness. Hence we get the summit of the OT creed in the angelic song of praise, Isaiah 6:3 , ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts: the fulness of the whole earth is his glory.’
In the NT, with the exception of a quotation from Isaiah 1:9 in Romans 9:29 , the term occurs only in James 5:4 (in both passages EV [2] has the form ‘ Lord of Sabaoth ’), where it is singularly appropriate in the passionate denunciation of the oppression practised by the unscrupulous landowners, recalling as it does the spirit of the Hebrew prophets.
H. C. O. Lanchester.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Hosts, Lord of
in Isaias 9:9, as in many other passages of the Bible, designates God as supreme over untold armies of spiritual and other agencies, which He can employ to give effect to His purposes. The angels, the stars, as well as armies of men are represented in the Bible as subject to Him. The Septuagint Version sometimes simply translates the expression Lord of Hosts by a word which means the Omnipotent. In the text referred to, Isaias says that God, Who is Almighty, will bring about the fulfillment of His prophecy concerning Emmanuel.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Hosts, Lord of
See God, Names of
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Hosts, Lord of
We do not meet with this name until 1 Samuel 1:3 . 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. Scripture reveals that there is a mighty heavenly host, and principalities and powers in the unseen world. God is the God of them all, as well as God of all the elements of nature, which have often been used by Him to punish His enemies. "The stars in their courses fought against Sisera." Judges 5:20 . We read of 'the God of hosts' only a few times comparatively; it is mostly 'Jehovah of hosts,' and at times 'Jehovah God of hosts,' showing that it is in connection with Israel that God revealed Himself under this name. Jehovah of hosts dwelt between the cherubim. From the beginning of 1Samuel these titles constantly occur to the end of the O.T. In Psalm 24:10 the Lord Jesus is shown to be "Jehovah of hosts: he is the king of glory:" cf. Ephesians 1:20,21 ; Colossians 1:16 . The same title occurs in the N.T. as the LORD OF SABAOTH. Romans 9:29 (in a quotation from Isaiah 1:9 ), and James 5:4 .
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Hosts
God was, to the Israelites, the Lord of hosts. To them this signified a God of almighty power against whom no enemy could succeed. The armies of Israel were the armies of God, the hosts of Yahweh (1 Samuel 17:45; cf. Joshua 5:14-15). Yet as Lord of hosts, God is more than just God of the armies of Israel. He is God of the countless multitudes of angelic beings who live in constant readiness to carry out his commands (1 Kings 22:19; Psalms 148:2; see ANGELS).
As a title indicating a God whose power is unlimited, ‘Lord of hosts’ is a frequently used title of God in the Bible. It occurs almost three hundred times (e.g. Psalms 24:10; Isaiah 1:24; Jeremiah 2:19; Zechariah 1:17; Malachi 1:6; Malachi 1:14; James 5:4).

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Sabaoth - (Hebrew: army, Hosts) ...
Title of majesty applied chiefly to God, "the Lord of Hosts," Hosts meaning whatever suggests strength or power; the armies of Israel; the angelic Hosts of Heaven; the might and beauty of the universe
Sabaoth - Sabaoth (săb'a-ŏth or sa-bâ'oth), Hosts. But it is the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew Tsebaoth, "hosts" or "armies," so often recurring in the Old Testament, "the Lord of Hosts," Isaiah 1:9, "the Lord God of Hosts," i
Sabaoth - 1: σαβαώθ (Strong's #4519 — Noun — sabaoth — sab-ah-owth' ) is the transliteration of a Hebrew word which denotes "hosts" or "armies," Romans 9:29 ; James 5:4 . While the word "hosts" probably had special reference to angels, the title "the Lord of Hosts" became used to designate Him as the One who is supreme over all the innumerable Hosts of spiritual agencies, or of what are described as "the armies of heaven. sometimes has Kurios Sabaoth as the equivalent of "the LORD of Hosts," sometimes Kurios Pantokrator, in Job, it uses Pantokrator to render the Hebrew Divine title Shadday (see ALMIGHTY)
Sabaoth - Lord of Hosts
Hosts, Lord of - See Lord of Hosts
Sabaoth - See Hosts, LORD OF
Lord, God of Israel - See God ; Lord of Hosts; Lord Sabbaoth
Sabaoth, Lord of - "of Hosts", namely, of the heavenly powers (1 Kings 22:19; Psalms 103:21; Psalms 148:2; Romans 9:29; James 5:4, reminding the rich who think the poor have no advocate that the Lord of the whole Hosts in heaven is their patron). The sabaoth included both the angelic and starry Hosts. The "groves" symbolized these starry Hosts
Hosts - God was, to the Israelites, the Lord of Hosts. The armies of Israel were the armies of God, the Hosts of Yahweh (1 Samuel 17:45; cf. Yet as Lord of Hosts, God is more than just God of the armies of Israel. ...
As a title indicating a God whose power is unlimited, ‘Lord of Hosts’ is a frequently used title of God in the Bible
Sabaoth - See God, 2 ( h ), and Lord of Hosts
Sabaoth - ) Armies; Hosts
Hosts, Lord of - We read of 'the God of Hosts' only a few times comparatively; it is mostly 'Jehovah of Hosts,' and at times 'Jehovah God of Hosts,' showing that it is in connection with Israel that God revealed Himself under this name. Jehovah of Hosts dwelt between the cherubim. In Psalm 24:10 the Lord Jesus is shown to be "Jehovah of Hosts: he is the king of glory:" cf
Shobach - Captain of the Syrian Hosts of Hadarezer
Sabaoth - Or rather Tsabaoth, Hosts or armies. JEHOVAH SABAOTH is the Lord of Hosts; and we are to understand the word Hosts in the most comprehensive sense, as including the host of heaven, the angels and minister of the Lord; the stars and planets, which, as an army ranged in battle array, perform the will of God; the armies of earth, whose conflicts his providence overrules to the accomplishment of his own wise designs; the hordes of inferior creatures, as the locusts that plagued Egypt, the quails that fed Israel, and "the canker-worm and the palmer-worm, his great army," Joel 2:15 ; and lastly, the people of the Lord, both of the old and new covenants, a truly great army, of which God is the general and commander, 2 Samuel 6:2 Psalm 24:10 Romans 9:29 James 5:4
Sabaoth - or rather Zabaoth, a Hebrew word, signifying Hosts or armies, יהוה צבאות , Jehovah Sabaoth, The Lord of Hosts
Besom - Before "the besom of destruction," the Hosts of God's enemies are like the dust of the floor, Isaiah 14:23
Apollyon - Destroyer, the name given to the king of the Hosts represented by the locusts (Revelation 9:11 )
Heteroecious - ) Passing through the different stages in its life history on an alternation of Hosts, as the common wheat-rust fungus (Puccinia graminis), and certain other parasitic fungi; - contrasted with autoecious
Sabaoth - The Hebrew word for "Hosts. " The words "Lord God ofSabaoth," to be found in the Te Deum, mean the same as "Lord God ofHosts" in the Ter Sanctus in the Communion Service
Sab'Aoth, the Lord of, - " Sabaoth is the Greek form of the Hebrew word tsebaoth "armies," and is translated in the Authorized Version of the Old Testament by "Lord of Hosts," "Lord God of Hosts
Armies - (Song of Song of Solomon 6:10) And in allusion to the same, the Lord himself is called the Lord of Hosts. And hence, that expression in the hymn, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth, or rather Zebaoth, which signifies, Hosts or armies
Ber'Achah, Valley of, - a valley in which Jehoshaphat and his people assembled to "bless" Jehovah after the overthrow of the Hosts of Moabites
Sabaoth - (ssa ba' ohth) Transliteration of Hebrew meaning, “hosts, armies, heavenly bodies. ” Part of a divine title, “Lord of Hosts” variously interpreted as Lord of Israel's armies (compare 1 Samuel 17:45 ); the deposed Canaanite nature gods whose title Yahweh assumed; the stars; members of Yahweh's heavenly court or council; a comprehensive title for all beings, heavenly and earthly; an intensive title describing God as all powerful. When David brought the ark to Jerusalem, he also introduced the title Yahweh of Hosts to Jerusalem worship (2 Samuel 6:2 )
Besom - ...
I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of Hosts
Spoil - A portion of what was thus gained was devoted to the Lord of Hosts as early as the time of Abraham, Genesis 14:20 ; and under the Mosaic legislation a definite rule for this purpose was established, Numbers 31:26-47 1 Chronicles 26:27 . ...
Christ "spoiled" principalities and powers when by his atoning work he triumphed over Satan and his Hosts, and deprived them of their power to injure his people, Colossians 2:15
Armagedon - (Hebrew: har-megiddo, mountain of Megiddo) ...
Mentioned in the Apocalypse, 16, as the scene of the battle which will be fought on Judgement Day, between the kings of the earth and the Hosts of Almighty God
Cherubim - The word is a Hebrew plural and according to Pope Saint Gregory, means ...
"the fulness of knowledge; and these sublime Hosts are thus called because they are filled with a knowledge which is more perfect as they are allowed to behold the glory of God more closely
Cherub - The word is a Hebrew plural and according to Pope Saint Gregory, means ...
"the fulness of knowledge; and these sublime Hosts are thus called because they are filled with a knowledge which is more perfect as they are allowed to behold the glory of God more closely
Sabaoth - The transliteration of the Hebrew word Tsebha'oth , Meaning "hosts," "armies" ( Romans 9:29 ; James 5:4 )
Lord of Hosts - LORD OF Hosts ( Jahweh lsbĕâ’ôth ) appears in the OT as a title of God 282 times, of which all but 36 are found in the Prophetical writings. There is considerable uncertainty as to what the term ‘hosts’ signifies, and it seems best to suppose that its meaning underwent modifications in the course of time. In the same way, David, as he taunts Goliath, says to him, ‘I come in the name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel’ ( 1 Samuel 17:45 ). And once more there is evidently a special connexion between the title ‘Lord of Hosts’ and the Ark which is regarded as the habitation of Jahweh in His capacity as War-God (cf. So we are brought to another view, which may merely mark a later stage: the ‘hosts’ are the spiritual forces which stand at God’s disposal . Hence the term ‘Lord of Hosts’ becomes with the prophets the highest and most transcendental title of God, and is even rendered by the LXX Battle - in shock of battles; Isaiah 19:16, "because of the shaking of the hand of the Lord of Hosts"; a mere waive of His hand, the slightest display of His power, shall be enough to discomfit (Isaiah 37:36)
Mahanaim - (See Genesis 32:2) The margin of the Bible renders it, two Hosts or camps
Wickedness, Spirits of - The envy of Satan and his fallen Hosts conspires against God and His reign over the souls of men
Fowl - The Assyrian host, type of the anti-Christian Hosts (Revelation 19:17-18, ta ornea ; Ezekiel 39:17-20), "shall be left to the fowls of the mountains
Mahanaim - Two Hosts, a place so named because a host of angels here met the host of Jacob, on his return from Padan-aram, Genesis 32:1-2
Jewels - In Malachi 3:17 it is used symbolically for the remnant that will be precious to the Lord of Hosts in a future day, as the saints are now during the rejection of the Lord Jesus by the world
Mahanaim - ("Two camps or Hosts". ) A place on the Jabbok so-called by Jacob from the two angelic Hosts which appeared to him when returning from Padan Aram to Canaan. Her strength, like Jacob's at Mahanaim, is Christ and His Hosts enlisted on her side by wrestling prayer
Caterpillar - ...
Jeremiah 51:14 (a) GOD compares with caterpillars the invading Hosts of men who would attack and capture Babylon
Baal-Hamon - We all apprehend, that "the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts is the house, of Israel; and the men of Judah his pleasant plant
Lord of Hosts - The Septuagint Version sometimes simply translates the expression Lord of Hosts by a word which means the Omnipotent
Hosts, Lord of - The Septuagint Version sometimes simply translates the expression Lord of Hosts by a word which means the Omnipotent
Purpose of God - "The Lord of Hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand . For the Lord of Hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it?" Isaiah 14:24-27
Particle - ) The smaller Hosts distributed in the communion of the laity
Seraphim - They cried to one another, and said, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!" ...
Almighty - as a translation of "Lord (or God) of Hosts," e
Sabaoth - ‘Lord of Hosts,’ יְהֹוָה צְבָאֹוח) is a common title for Jahweh in the prophets, with the exception of Hosea and Ezekiel. Some take the ‘Hosts’ in question as the armies of Israel which Jahweh leads on to victory (Judges 4:14), while others find an allusion to the stars, the host of heaven, or to the armies of angels (but it is contended that in the plural צְבָאוֹת is used only of earthly warriors)
Plumbline, Plummet - In Zechariah 4:10 , although it was a day of small things when the temple was rebuilt, the plummet was in the hands of Zerubbabel, and the Lord of Hosts was supporting him
Mahanaim - The name Mahanaim signifies "two Hosts," or "two fields
Host - The vessel wherein the Hosts are kept is called the cibory, being a large kind of covered chalice
Mahanaim - Two camps, a place near the Jabbok, beyond Jordan, where Jacob was met by the "angels of God," and where he divided his retinue into "two Hosts" on his return from Padan-aram (Genesis 32:2 ). It was while sitting at the gate of this town that tidings of the great and decisive battle between the two Hosts and of the death of his son Absalom reached him, when he gave way to the most violent grief (2 Samuel 17:24-27 )
Fellow - ...
In the former sense of the word, as applied to Christ, or spoken of him, we have that very precious unequalled passage of the Lord, by the prophet Zechariah, (Hebrews 1:8-90) where JEHOVAH calls him by this name, "The man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of Hosts. "The man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of Hosts. "...
In like manner, on the same ground, how very blessed is it to consider him who, in his divine nature, is fellow to the Lord of Hosts; in his human nature, is fellow to his church and people. Here again, the Lord JEHOVAH, the Father, gives the like testimony; for speaking to Joshua, the type of Jesus, the Lord saith, "Here now, O Joshua the high priest, thou and thy fellows that sit before thee, for they are men wondered at" (Zechariah 3:8) Wondered at indeed, to be fellow to him in his human nature, who, in his divine nature, "is fellow to the Lord of Hosts!" But so it is: for the truth is undeniable. Hence Jesus himself, by the spirit of prophecy, under the ministry of a prophet, is introduced as saying, "Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me, are for signs and wonders in Israel; from the Lord of Hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. Here are all the persons in JEHOVAH testifying to this glorious character of the Lord Jesus, as the fellow of the Lord of Hosts in his divine nature. "...
And now I hope from such unanswerable testimonies to this great truth as are found in all the persons of the GODHEAD witnessing to it, the reader will never be in danger of being led away from the uniform and unceasing belief, that he who in his infinite grace and mercy hath made himself our fellow, is, and hath been from all eternity, fellow to the Lord of Hosts
Gog And Magog - The prophecy of Ezekiel, Ezekiel 39:1-22 , seems to be revived in the Apocalypse, where the Hosts of Gog and Magog are represented as coming to invade "the beloved city," and perishing with immense slaughter likewise in Armageddon, "the mount of Mageddo," or Megiddo, Revelation 16:14-16 ; Revelation 20:7-10
Innumerable - , "the myriads"); Acts 21:20 , "thousands;" Hebrews 12:22 , "innumerable Hosts;" Jude 1:14 , "ten thousands" (RV, marg
Armageddon - A symbolical name for the place where a final struggle between the Hosts of good and evil must take place
Adore - ) The earliest idolatry, that of the sun, moon, and heavenly Hosts (Hebrew tsaba ), Sabeanism
Sabaoth - (Romans 9:29 and James 5:4) Perhaps the word might be more properly read Zabaoth, armies, from Tzaba, army, (Jeremiah 11:20) And when joined to the incommunicable name of JEHOVAH, it forms together that glorious title The Lord of Hosts, or armies
Abijah - "But I said, (said the Lord) how shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the Hosts of nations? And I said, Thou shalt call me my Father! and shalt not turn away from me
Neck - Isaiah 8:8, "he shall overflow, he shall reach even to the neck": when the waters reach the neck a man is near drowning; Sennacherib's overflowing Hosts reached so far, but Jerusalem the head was not overflowed (Isaiah 30:28; Habakkuk 3:13)
Anopheles - ) A genus of mosquitoes which are secondary Hosts of the malaria parasites, and whose bite is the usual, if not the only, means of infecting human beings with malaria
Jah - Psalms 89:8, "O Jehovah , God of Hosts, who, as Thou, is a strong Jah (or Υah )?" the emphatic concentration of the name "Jehovah
Minister - All God's Hosts are called 'ministers of his, that do his pleasure,' and He maketh 'his ministers a flaming fire
Montcalm, Louis Joseph Gozon, Marquis de - After his victory at Carillon (Ticonderoga), 1758, he raised a cross inscribed in thanksgiving to the God of Hosts
Moreh - Two or three miles intervene (enough for Midian's and Amalek's Hosts) between Moreh and ain Jalood, the spring of "Harod" at the foot of Gideon's hill, jebel Fukua (Gilboa)
Louis Gozon - After his victory at Carillon (Ticonderoga), 1758, he raised a cross inscribed in thanksgiving to the God of Hosts
Gozon, Louis Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm - After his victory at Carillon (Ticonderoga), 1758, he raised a cross inscribed in thanksgiving to the God of Hosts
Pit - In the Apocalypse φρέαρ appears as the bottomless abode of ‘the beast’ and his unholy Hosts (Revelation 9:1; Revelation 17:8 etc
Archangel - Whether there are other beings of this exalted rank in the heavenly Hosts, Scripture does not say, though the description 'one of the chief princes' suggests that this may be the case; cp
Balaam - As he was a sorcerer of wide repute, the help of his curses was invoked by King Balac of Moab against the Hosts of Israel who were massing on the Dead Sea and the Jordan
Achish - Achish had great confidence in the valour and fidelity of David (1Samuel 28:1,2), but at the instigation of his courtiers did not permit him to go up to battle along with the Philistine Hosts (1Samuel 29:2-11)
Host - Homer never entertained guests or Hosts with long speeches
Jealous - I have been very jealous for the Lord God of Hosts
Power - (2) ‘The powers of the heavens’ ( Matthew 24:29 , Mark 13:25 ) are understood by some as the forces inherent in the sun, moon, stars, and other phenomena of the heavens, by virtue of which they ‘rule over the day and over the night’ ( Genesis 1:18 ); by others these heavenly powers are understood to be the starry Hosts themselves conceived as the armies of the heavens. in Ephesians 2:2 Samatan is called ‘ the prince of the power of the air ,’ and these powers are further defined in Ephesians 6:12 as ‘world-rulers of this darkness, the spiritual Hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. ’ These are thought of as so many ranks of evil spirits who are ever at war with God’s Hosts, and seek to usurp the heavenly regions
Mahanaim - ' He exclaimed 'This is God's host,' and named the place Mahanaim, 'two Hosts or camps
Orion - ) Sabaism or worship of the heavenly Hosts and hero worship were blended in his person
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - In private exposition the priest merely opens the tabernacle and draws to its door the ciborium containing the Hosts for Holy Communion
Names of God - The following are found in Holy Scripture: ...
Almighty, Genesis 17:1
Benign, II Esdras 9:17
Blessed, Genesis 14:20
Creator, 2Machabees 1:24
Everlasting, Isaiah 40:28
Father, Matthew 6:9
First and Last, Isaiah 44:6
God of Peace, Romans 15:33
God of Vengeance, Psalms 93:1
Great, Psalms 76:14
Helper, Isaiah 50:9
Hidden, Isaiah 45:15
Holy, Apocalypse 4:8
Hope, Romans 15:13
I am who am, Exodus 3:14
Immortal, 1 Timothy 1:17
Invisible, Colossians 1:15
Jealous, Exodus 20:5
Judge, Psalms 7:12
Just, Isaiah 45:21
Life Eternal, 1 John 5:20
Living God, Daniel 6:26
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 5:7
Lord, Psalms 117:27
Merciful, Exodus 34:6
Most High, Luke 1:32
Most Strong, Genesis 46:3
Protector, Psalms 30:3
Redeemer, Psalms 18:15
Salvation, Apocalypse 19:1
Saviour, Psalms 24:5
Spirit, John 4:24
Strength, Apocalypse 7:12
True, Jeremiah 10:10
In his celebrated treatise, The Names of God (New York, 1912), Lessius has many others, not taken from Scripture but principally from the liturgy, with brief explanations
Ascension - While he blessed his disciples he was parted from them and multitudes of the angelic Hosts accompanied and welcomed him, Psalm 24:9 68:17
Fellow - Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith Jehovah of Hosts
Gabriel - In the first rank of the innumerable Hosts of the heavenly hierarchy ( Daniel 7:10 ) there are seven who occupy the first place the seven archangels; of these Gabriel is one
Goliath - That this ‘duel’ was of a religious character comes out clearly in 1 Samuel 17:43 ; 1 Samuel 17:45 , where we are told that the Philistine cursed David by his gods , while David replies: ‘ And I come to thee in the name of the Lord of Hosts
God, Names of - The following are found in Holy Scripture: ...
Almighty, Genesis 17:1
Benign, II Esdras 9:17
Blessed, Genesis 14:20
Creator, 2Machabees 1:24
Everlasting, Isaiah 40:28
Father, Matthew 6:9
First and Last, Isaiah 44:6
God of Peace, Romans 15:33
God of Vengeance, Psalms 93:1
Great, Psalms 76:14
Helper, Isaiah 50:9
Hidden, Isaiah 45:15
Holy, Apocalypse 4:8
Hope, Romans 15:13
I am who am, Exodus 3:14
Immortal, 1 Timothy 1:17
Invisible, Colossians 1:15
Jealous, Exodus 20:5
Judge, Psalms 7:12
Just, Isaiah 45:21
Life Eternal, 1 John 5:20
Living God, Daniel 6:26
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 5:7
Lord, Psalms 117:27
Merciful, Exodus 34:6
Most High, Luke 1:32
Most Strong, Genesis 46:3
Protector, Psalms 30:3
Redeemer, Psalms 18:15
Salvation, Apocalypse 19:1
Saviour, Psalms 24:5
Spirit, John 4:24
Strength, Apocalypse 7:12
True, Jeremiah 10:10
In his celebrated treatise, The Names of God (New York, 1912), Lessius has many others, not taken from Scripture but principally from the liturgy, with brief explanations
Canaanites, the - The same Hebrew word is translated 'merchant' in Job 41:6 ; Proverbs 31:24 ; Isaiah 23:8 ; so the passage in Zechariah 14:21 may signify "there shall no more be the merchant in the house of the Lord of Hosts
Mount Tabor - Hence, we find the Lord himself referring to mount Tabor as eminent among the mountains; "As I live, saith the King, whose name is the Lord of Hosts; surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come
Holy One of Israel - When this passed away, he heard the angelic choir chanting the refrain, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts
Admiration - We may apply the words of the Lord upon another occasion, and say,"Because it is marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of the people, should it be also marvellous in mine eyes, saith the Lord of Hosts?" (Zechariah 8:6) The Hebrew word, in this instance, is the same as that given of Christ by the prophet, (Isaiah 9:6) when he calls him Wonderful
Armageddon - The triumph of Pharaoh then shall be utterly reversed in the last conflict of the ten confederate kings under Antichrist against the Lamb and His Hosts (not merely professors, but "called, chosen, and faithful") (Revelation 17:12-14; Revelation 19:11-21)
Mahanaim - MAHANAIM (‘two camps’ or ‘two Hosts Rasshopper - ...
Judges 7:12 (a) The invading Hosts of the enemies of Israel are compared to an invading plague of grasshoppers
Seraphim - " They cried to one another, "Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah of Hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory
Birds - Birds of prey are emblems of destroying Hosts, Isaiah 46:11 Jeremiah 12:9 Ezekiel 32:4 Revelation 19:17-19 ; and the Lord comes to the defense of his people with the swiftness of the eagle, Isaiah 31:5
Hedge - fleeaway;" so the Assyrian Hosts shall suddenly disappear, not leaving a trace behind
Sin: Power Over the Unregenerate - The devil finding him dead, calls up his Hosts of temptations and his bands of evils to feed on him
Camp, Encampments - ...
The order appointed for the removal of the Hosts of Israel from one encampment to another is detailed in Numbers 9:1-10:36
God - ...
Adon Jehovah Sabaoth, Isaiah 19:4 , the Lord, the LORDOF Hosts. ...
Adonai Jehovah Sabaoth, Jeremiah 2:19 , the Lord GOD of Hosts. ...
Jehovah Elohim Sabaoth Adonai, Amos 5:16 , the LORD,the God of Hosts, the Lord. ...
Jehovah Sabaoth, Jeremiah 46:18 , the LORDof Hosts. , the LORDof Hosts, the God [1]
Ephesdammim - " Two Hebrew terms occur in the narrative: 'emeq the "broad valley"; gay the narrow deep channel in the middle of the creek, dug out by the winter torrent and separating the two Hosts
Esdraelon - Here Deborah and Barak routed the Hosts of Jabin and Sisera (Judges 4:1-24 ), and here Gideon defeated the Midianites (7)
Mitre - With this agrees Isaiah 28:5 : "In that day shall the Lord of Hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a 'mitre ' of beauty, unto the residue of his people
Eating - Also for receiving, digesting, and delighting in God's words: "Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of Hosts
Pride - The new attitude of insolence was not tolerated by God: “The Lord God hath sworn by himself, saith the Lord the God of Hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein” (Amos 6:8). 2:12: “For the day of the Lord of Hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty
Feet (Under) - ...
Romans 16:20 (a) GOD will yet triumph overall the plans of the devil, and will subdue Satan and his Hosts
Counsel, To - 23:9: “The Lord of Hosts hath purposed it” (RSV, NEB, NASB, “planned it”; JB, “decision”)
Council, Heavenly - A meeting of God and His heavenly Hosts
ir-ha-Heres - "Five cities shall speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the Lord of Hosts
Rock - Isaiah 8:13-14 pictures the Lord of Hosts as a “stone of stumbling” to the unholy people of Israel and Judah
Aaronic Priesthood - He was the messenger of the Lord of Hosts
Honey - And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of Hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him
Loose Conduct - 8:14-15 the word appears to carry the sense of “to ponder”: “For thus saith the Lord of Hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath … and I repented not: So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not
Marvelous, To Be - Although something may appear impossible to man, it still is within God’s power: “If it be marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvelous in mine eyes? saith the Lord of Hosts” ( Dominion - ’ There is no necessary reference in either of these texts to evil angels, but a comparison of what is written in Ephesians 2:2 ; Ephesians 6:12 shows that ‘the spiritual Hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places’ need not be excluded
Hospitality - Hosts were responsible to protect all those who stayed with them (Genesis 19:1-11; Judges 19:22-23)
Shalamite - Her strength and peace are Christ and His double Hosts, in heaven and on earth, enlisted on her side by prayer
Fly - Figure for troublesome and numerous foes, as Pharaoh Necho's Hosts who slew king Josiah at Megiddo (2 Kings 23:29-30)
Stumbling Block, - ...
Jehovah of Hosts was to be a sanctuary for the believing remnant, but He would be "for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel," that is, He would become such through their unbelief in Jehovah's intervention through the virgin's child
Spiritual - In the NT it is used as follows: (a) the angelic Hosts, lower than God but higher in the scale of being than man in his natural state, are 'spiritual Hosts,' Ephesians 6:12 ; (b) things that have their origin with God, and which, therefore, are in harmony with His character, as His law is, are 'spiritual,' Romans 7:14 ; (c) 'spiritual' is prefixed to the material type in order to indicate that what the type sets forth, not the type itself, is intended, 1 Corinthians 10:3,4 ; (d) the purposes of God revealed in the gospel by the Holy Spirit, 1 Corinthians 2:13 , and the words in which that revelation is expressed, are 'spiritual,' 1 Corinthians 2:13 , matching, or combining, spiritual things with spiritual words [1]; 'spiritual songs' are songs of which the burden is the things revealed by the Spirit, Ephesians 5:19 ; Colossians 3:16 ; 'spiritual wisdom and understanding' is wisdom in, and understanding of, those things, Colossians 1:9 ; (e) men in Christ who walk so as to please God are 'spiritual,' Galatians 6:1 ; 1 Corinthians 2:13 [2],15; 3:1; 14:37; (f) the whole company of those who believe in Christ is a 'spiritual house,' 1 Peter 2:5 ; (g) the blessings that accrue to regenerate men at this present time are called 'spiritualities,' Romans 15:27 ; 1 Corinthians 9:11 ; 'spiritual blessings,' Ephesians 1:3 ; 'spiritual gifts,' Romans 1:11 ; (h) the activities Godward of regenerate men are 'spiritual sacrifices,' 1 Peter 2:5 ; their appointed activities in the churches are also called 'spiritual gifts,' lit
Armageddon - It will coincide with the second coming of Christ (Revelation 16:15 ) and there all of the Hosts of evil will be defeated (Revelation 19:11-21 )
Banquet - Hosts sent invitations (Matthew 22:3-4 ) and sometimes made elaborate preparations for the guests
Bee - Deuteronomy 1:44 , Psalms 118:12 , and Isaiah 7:18 , where the Hosts of Assyria are compared to such a swarm let loose
Hair - Some Hosts provided oil to anoint honored guests (Luke 7:46 )
Say, Utter, Affirm - ...
Ne'ûm is an indicator which generally appears at the end of the quotation: “What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith [4] the Lord God of Hosts” ( Intercession - As examples of His intercession compare Isaiah 62:1, for Zion; Zechariah 1:12; Zechariah 1:14; Psalms 69:6-7, "let not them that wait on Thee, O Lord God of Hosts, be ashamed, for My sake," etc
Hachilah, the Hill - David crossed the valley, and from either of the hill tops called to the Hosts
Chariot - ...
This word is sometimes used figuratively for Hosts (Psalm 68:17 ; 2 Kings 6:17 )
Fenced Cities - Samaria yielded to the mighty Hosts of Assyria only after a three years' siege (2 Kings 17:5; 2 Kings 18:10)
Hospitality - Old Testament teaching also expected the Israelites to practice hospitality and serve as Hosts, treating human life with respect and dignity. Itinerant Christian ministers and refugees often found themselves in need of sympathetic Hosts (Romans 16:1-2,23 ; 1 Corinthians 16:10-11 ; Titus 3:13-14 ; Philippians 22 ; 3 John 5-8 ). ...
Christians as Hosts . In a general sense, Christians now serve as co-hosts with Christ to a world consisting of those who are "excluded from the citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise" (Ephesians 2:12 )
Mizpah - The valley of Mizpeh, Joshua 11:3; Joshua 11:8, whither the confederate Hosts were pursued by Joshua; perhaps the modern Bukaʾa, the great country of Cœle-Syria, between Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon
Riblah - , and on a mountain stream; an admirable encampment for the Egyptian and Babylonian Hosts
Zerubbabel - " Cyrus had made a decree that the temple should be built; but God's word to Zerubbabel was "not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of Hosts
Names of Our Lord - ...
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ...
Almighty Word, Wisdom of Solomon 18:15
Brightness of Eternal Light, Wisdom of Solomon 7:26
Child, Isaiah 9:6
Counsellor, Isaiah 9:6
Desire of Eternal Hills, Genesis 49:26
Desired of all nations, Aggeus 2:8
Emmanuel, Isaiah 7:14
Expectation of nations, Genesis
Father of World to Come, Isaiah
God the Mighty, Isaiah 9:6
Holy One of Israel, Isaiah 43:3
Holy One, Psalms 15:10
Just Branch, Jeremiah 23:5
Just, Isaiah 45:8
King of Glory, Psalms 23:7
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 9:7
Lord Our Just One, Jeremiah 23:6
Man of Sorrows, Isaiah 53:3
Man, Michah 5:5
My Just One, Isaiah 41:10
Orient, Zachariah 6:12
Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6
Root of Jesse, Isaiah 11:10
Ruler of the Earth, Isaiah 16:1
Sun of Justice, Malachi 4:2
Wonderful, Isaiah 9:6
USED BY HIMSELF ...
Bread of Life, John 6:35
Door, John 10:9
Good Shepherd, John 10:11
Life, John 11:25
Light of the World, John 9:5
Lord, John 13:13
Master, John 13:13
Resurrection and Life, John 11:25
Son of Man, Matthew 8:2O
Son, John 5:22
Vine, John 15:1
Way, Truth, and Life, John 14:6
USED BY THE APOSTLES and EVANGELISTS ...
Advocate, 1 John 2:1
Almighty, Apocalypse 1:8
Alpha and Omega, Apocalypse 1:8
Amen, Apocalypse 3:14
Author and Finisher of Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Author of Life, Acts 3:15
Beginning and End, Apocalypse 1:8
Blessed God, Mark 14:61
Child Jesus, Luke 2:43
Christ Jesus, 1 Timothy 1:1
Christ, Matthrew 1:18
Corner-Stone, Epheisans 2:21
Day Star, 2 Peter 1:19
Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Faithful Witness, Apocalypse 1:5
First and Last, Apocalypse 1:17
First Born from the Dead, Apocalypse 1:5
Galitean, Matthew 26:69
God of the Jews, Romans 3:29
Great Pastor, Hebrews 13:20
He that is to come, Hebrews 10:37
Head, Ephesians 4:15
High Priest, Hebrews 2:17
Jesus Christ the Just, 1 John 2:1
Jesus, Matthew 27:17
Key of David, Apocalypse 3:7
King of Kings, Apocalypse 19:16
Lamb of God, John 1:29
Life Eternal, 1 John 1:2
Lion of the Tribe of Juda, Apocalypse 5:5
Living Stone, 1 Peter 2:4
Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 10:48
Lord of All, Galatians 4:1
Lord of Lords, Apocalypse 19:16
Lord Our God, Apocalypse 4:11
Mediator, Hebrews 9:15
Messias, John 1:41 (passim)
Only Begotten of the Father, John 1:14
Our Lord Jesus Ghrist, Romans 1:4
Pascha Nostrum, 1 Corinthians 5:7
Power of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Priest, Hebrews 8:4
Prince of the kings of the earth, Apocalypse 1:5
Rabbi, John 1:18
Rock of Scandal, Romans 9:33
Root of David, Apocalypse 5:6
Saviour of the world, John 4:42
Saviour, Luke 2:11
Son of David, Mark 12:86
Son of God, Matthew 8:29
Son of Joseph, Luke 3:23
Son of the Living God, Matthew 16:16
Star of the morning, Apocalypse 2:23
Stone of stumbling, 1 Peter 2:8
Stone, Matthew 21:42
Teacher, John 3:2
That which was from the beginning, 1 John 1:1
Victim, Ephesians 5:2
Wisdom of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Word, John 1:1
Word of God, Apocalypse 19:13
Word of Life, 1 John 1:1
USED BY OTHERS ...
Adonai, O Antiphons
Angel in the liturgy of the Mass
Captain of our salvation, Ephiphany, Matins
Captain of the Martyrs, Octain of Saint Stephen, Matins
Carpenter's Son, Matthew 13:55
Christ our King, First Wednesday in Advent, Matins
Christ the Lord, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Eagle, Saint Maximus, Homily 42
Eternal, Christmas Day, Lauds
Eternal Word of God made Flesh, Ember Saturday in Advent, Martins
Glory of Thy people Israel, Luke 2:32
God of God, title in Gloria
God our Saviour, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
God the Son, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Great Prophet, First Sunday in Advent, Lauds
Heavenly Bridegroom, Epiphany, Lauds
Holy, Luke 1:35
Holy One of God, Luke 4
King of all the earth, Second Monday in Advent, Vespers
King of Angel Hosts above, Circumcision, Matins
King of Heaven, Christmas Day, Matins
King of Israel, Mark 15:32
King of Righteousness, Third Thursday in Advent, Matins
King of the Gentiles, O Antiphons
King of the Jews, Matthew 2:2
King Peaceful, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
Light to the revelation of the Gentiles, Luke 2:32
Light of Light, title in Gloria
Lord of Angels, Eve of Epiphany, Matins
Lord Our King, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Lawgiver, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Saviour, Circumcision, Matins
Lord that shall rule, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord the King, Ephiphany, Matins
Lord the Ruler, Second Sunday in Advent, Matins
Foot - From earliest times, Hosts offered to wash their guests' feet (Genesis 18:4 ), usually done by the lowest servant (John 13:3-14 )
Sun - "Then shall the moon be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of Hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his antients gloriously
Body, Bodily - , Matthew 6:22 , or dead, Matthew 27:52 ; or in resurrection, 1 Corinthians 15:44 ; or beasts, Hebrews 13:11 ; of grain, 1 Corinthians 15:37,38 ; of the heavenly Hosts, 1 Corinthians 15:40
Demons - These rebellious, or fallen, angels are variously known as demons, evil spirits, spiritual Hosts of wickedness, principalities, powers, rulers, authorities, evil spiritual forces, cosmic powers of evil, and angels of the devil
Amos - The two forces from God acted simultaneously by His appointment, the invading Hosts from without arresting Israel's attention for the prophet's message from God within the land, and the prophets showing the spiritual meaning of those invasions, as designed to lead Israel to repentance. His use of the names Αdonai (Lord) and God of Hosts marks that Jehovah, Israel's covenant God, is universal Lord
Host - ” The phrase “hosts of heaven” signifies the stars as visual indications of the gods of the heathen: “And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham …” ( Hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure” ( Remnant - The “remnant” concept is applied especially to the Israelites who survived such calamities as war, pestilence, and famine—people whom the Lord in His mercy spared to be His chosen people: “For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of Hosts shall do this” (2 Kings 19:31; cf. ”...
Isaiah used the word she'êrı̂yth 5 times to denote those who would be left after the Assyrian invasions: “For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of Hosts shall do this” ( Hospitality - Guests were enjoined to act appropriately, to observe the rules of etiquette, and to avoid presuming upon their Hosts
Last - Likewise the phrase expresses the sufficiency of the Lord, since He is said to include within Himself the “first” as well as the “last”: “Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his Redeemer the Lord of Hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God” ( Hair - "Hair as the hair of women" (Revelation 9:8), long and flowing, a mark of semi-barbarous Hosts (1 Corinthians 11:14-15)
Seraphim - Their antiphonal anthem on the triune God's holiness suggests the keynote of Isaiah's prophecies, "Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah of Hosts; the fullness of the whole earth (is) His glory" (Psalms 24:1; Psalms 72:19)
Abaddon - ...
But the Hosts meant seem infernal rather than human, though constrained to work out God's will (Revelation 12:1-2)
Woman - ...
This word can also be used figuratively describing foreign warriors and/or heroes as “women,” in other words as weak, unmanly, and cowardly: “In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the Lord of Hosts …” ( Jezreel - Here the Hosts of Sisera were swept away, Judges 4:1-24 ; and here Josiah fell, fighting against Pharaohnecho, 2 Kings 23:29
Assembly - Hebrews 12:23 : ‘Ye are come … to innumerable Hosts of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven’ (Revised Version ; μυριάσιν ἀγγέλων, πανηγύρει καὶ ἐκκλησίᾳ πρωτοτόκων ἀπογεγραμμένων ἐν οὐρανοῖς). ...
(b) On the other hand, Westcott (Hebrews) contends for two classes-angels and men; and renders the passage: ‘to countless Hosts of angels in festal assembly, and to the Church of the first-born enrolled in heaven
Host of Heaven - An extended meaning of “hosts” is that it designates a length of time of hard service (Job 7:1 ; Isaiah 40:2 , Daniel 10:1 )
Moon - ...
Sabaism (from tsaabaa' "the heavenly Hosts") was the earliest of false worships; it appears in our pagan names Sun day, Mon (moon) day; and in Job 31:26, "if I beheld the sun
Heaven - The NT, however, does not commit itself to these precise speculations, although in Ephesians 6:12 it speaks of spiritual Hosts of wickedness who dwell in heavenly places (cf
Firstborn - The Hosts of angels are in festal array, reminiscent of their task of worshiping the Son brought into the world for human redemption (1:6), rather than as the mediators of the Law during the awesome display at Mount Sinai
Gold - —The Bible references to gold are in terms of use and abuse, in accordance with the great fundamental truth, ‘The gold is mine, saith the Lord of Hosts’ (Haggai 2:8)
Baal - Hence the prophet sings, "For thy Maker is thine husband, the Lord of Hosts is his name: and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel, the God of the whole earth shall he be called
Mount - "Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth, and the mountain of the Lord of Hosts the holy mountain
Hospitality - "...
"So when angelic forms to Syria sent ...
Sat in the cedar shade, by Abraham's tent, A spacious bowl th' admiring patriarch fills ...
With dulcet water from the scanty rills; ...
Sweet fruits and kernels gathers from his hoard, With milk and butter piles the plenteous board; While on the heated hearth his consort bakes Fine flour well kneaded in unleavened cakes, ...
The guests ethereal quaff the lucid flood, Smile on their Hosts, and taste terrestrial food; ...
And while from seraph lips sweet converse spring, They lave their feet, and close their silver wings
Miz'Pah - (Joshua 11:3 ) No other mention is found of this district in the Bible, unless it be identical with -- ...
The valley of Mizpeh, to which the discomfited Hosts of the same confederacy were chased by Joshua, (Joshua 11:8 ) perhaps identical with the great country of Coele-Syria
Gold - —The Bible references to gold are in terms of use and abuse, in accordance with the great fundamental truth, ‘The gold is mine, saith the Lord of Hosts’ (Haggai 2:8)
Ark of the Covenant - Sometimes it is identified rather with the name of deity, “the ark of God,” or “the ark of the Lord” (Yahweh), or most ornately “the ark of the covenant of the Lord of Hosts (Yahweh Sabaoth) who is enthroned on the cherubim” (1 Samuel 4:4 ). Such an occasion would re-emphasize the promise to the Davidic dynasty, as well as the glory of the Lord of Hosts (Psalm 24:7-10 ;Psalms 24:7-10;132:1 )
the Angel of the Lord - " "We found him in Bethel, and there he spake with us, even the Lord God of Hosts; the Lord is his memorial. " Here the same person has the names, God, Angel, and Lord God of Hosts
Bee - In Deuteronomy 1:44 "the Amorites chased you as bees do"; Psalms 118:12; Isaiah 7:18; the bold pertinacity with which bees in swarming Hosts assail the object of their wrath is the point of comparison
Crown - Compare Isaiah 28:1; Isaiah 28:5; "woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower"; Samaria, Ephraim's capital on the brow of a hill, is the proud crown of his drunkards; it shall perish as the flower crown on his drunkard's brow soon "fades"; but "the Lord of Hosts (in striking contrast) shall be for a crown of glory and for a diadem (tsephirah ), splendid head-dress) of beauty unto the residue (the remnant left after consuming judgments) of His people
Har-Magedon - And the place given to ‘the mountains of Israel’ in Ezekiel’s prophecy of the destruction of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38:8; Ezekiel 38:21; Ezekiel 39:2; Ezekiel 39:4; Ezekiel 39:17), to which the Apocalyptist subsequently refers in his description of the final overthrow of Satan and his Hosts (Revelation 20:8), may have served to confirm the idea that a mountain would be the scene of ‘the war of the great day of God, the Almighty
Temple - ...
This second temple continued until the manifestation of the Lord Jesus Christ in substance of our flesh, thereby confirming and fulfilling the prophecy of Haggai 2:9 "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of Hosts
Considerateness - Among the many rays of ‘his own glory’ (John 2:11) manifested forth in His first miracle, we must not omit His considerateness for the mortification which the falling short of their wine would cause to His peasant Hosts, and His taking care that none save His mother and the servants knew whence the new and better supply was drawn (John 2:9)
Air - ’]'>[1] -is where the wrestling of the Christian against the spiritual Hosts of wickedness takes place, and is apparently in this ease equivalent to ‘this darkness’ (cf
Outcasts - " And after many blessings of grace that the Lord promiseth shall be shown to Egypt in smiting and healing, it is added, "whom the Lord of Hosts will bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of mine hands, and Israel mine inheritance
Swallows - In Psalms 84:3 , it is said, "The sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of Hosts
Prince - ἐξουσία is here used collectively to denote the whole array of the Hosts of evil
God, Names of - Yahweh of Hosts . The most pervasive compound with Yahweh is "Lord of Hosts, " which occurs 285 times in the Bible and is concentrated in prophetic books (251 times) especially in Jeremiah and Zechariah. The "hosts" or "armies" may be heavenly beings, part of the "heavenly government" (1 Kings 22:19 ), the astral bodies of sun, moon, and stars (Deuteronomy 4:19 ), or Israel's armies (1 Samuel 17:45 ). The expression "Lord of Hosts, " frequent in worship-type psalms (especially those that mention Mount Zion), emphasizes God's royal majesty. It signals rulership and sovereignty, and so reinforces the names for God such as El Elyon and Lord of Hosts ( Psalm 84:3 )
Ahaz - Distress, instead of turning Ahaz to Him who smote them, the Lord of Hosts (Isaiah 9:12-13), only made him "trespass yet more," sacrificing to the gods of Damascus which had smitten him, that they might help him as he thought they had helped the Syrians; "but they were the ruin of him and of all Israel. Ahaz seems to have practiced necromancy (Isaiah 8:19) as well as making his son pass through the fire to Moloch (2 Kings 16; 2 Kings 23:11-12; 2 Chronicles 28), and setting up altars on his roof to adore the heavenly Hosts
Temple, the - , "The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, saith the Lord of Hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of Hosts
on (2) - In Isaiah 19:18, "five cities in Egypt shall speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the Lord of Hosts; one shall be called the 'city of destruction' " (Ηa-Ηeres )
Army - It must be remembered that Israel were the Hosts of Jehovah, keeping His charge and fighting His battles
Avenge - Isaiah thus says of Judah: “Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of Hosts … Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of my enemies” (1:24)
Kinsman - —"Thus saith the Lord, king of Israel, and his Redeemer, the Lord of Hosts
Vinyard - ...
The metaphorical use of kerem allows the prophet Isaiah to draw an analogy between the “vineyard” and Israel: “For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts is the house of Israel …” ( Malachi - God had a book of remembrance of such: they shall be remembered when the Lord of Hosts makes up His jewels, and shall be spared when He comes in judgement
Theophany - ” Observe it is not an “Angel of God,” which could include any of the angelic Hosts created by God
Redeemer - One of the blessed names of our Lord Jesus Christ: and sweetly doth the Holy Ghost bear witness to it—"For thy Maker is thine husband, the Lord of Hosts is his name: and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; the God of the whole earth shall he be called
Amos, Book of - the Lord, the God of Hosts is his name
Company - , Hebrews 12:22 , AV, "an innumerable company;" RV, "innumerable Hosts
Horse - The qualities which seemed preeminent in the enemy Pharaoh's Hosts at the Red Sea really belonged to Israel
War - By the word of His mouth shall He in person at the head of the armies of heaven slay antichrist and his Hosts in the last days (Revelation 17:14; Revelation 19:11-21)
Book - As a “legal document,” the sêpher might be published or hidden for the appropriate time: “Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences [1], this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days” ( Humble (Self) - 2:11); then “the Lord of Hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low” ( Canaan; Canaanite - 14:21: “… and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of Hosts
Power - The believer must learn to depend upon God and trust in Him: “This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts” ( Navel - " So that as in him and from him, and by him, all the blessings of grace now flow, as from a centre, to his redeemed upon earth, and all glory to his redeemed now and for ever in heaven; so all the enemies of God and his Christ will meet their final overthrow and everlasting destruction from him that is in the midst of the throne, when the Lord of Hosts shall "reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously
Nail - " Sweet thought to the humble timid believer!...
But the prophet, in the close of this relation, saith, "that in that day, saith the Lord of Hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in a sure place be removed, and be cut down and fall
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And before his ancients shall he be glorified
Immanuel - in Israel from the Lord of Hosts," which Hebrews 2:13 quotes to prove the manhood of Messiah
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Micaiah therefore revealed the source unseen of the 400 prophets' falsehood; Jehovah, seen in real vision on His throne amidst His Hosts, asked, who shall persuade Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth Gilead? A lying spirit undertook to influence the 400 to Ahab's ruin (Zechariah 13:2; 1 John 4:6)
Strength - This is also the emphasis in 1 Kings 15:20: “Ben-hadad … sent the captains of the Hosts which he had [3] against the cities of Israel
Baal (1) - His generating, vivifying power is symbolized by the sun (2 Kings 23:5), as Ashtoreth is by the moon, Venus, and the heavenly Hosts
Naphtali - The captain to whom the honour of leading the Israelites to victory over the Hosts of Sisera is ascribed in the prose narrative, Judges 4:1-24 , was Barak of Kedesn-naphtali
Zeal - ‘The zeal of the Lord of Hosts’ (2 Kings 19:31, Isaiah 37:32) is for man’s love, man’s righteousness, for man to be sensible with himself and regard his own permanent interests (Deuteronomy 30:20), and make it possible for God to continue His abundant liberality (Psalms 81:13-16); for the welfare and vigour of the Chosen People, the hope of mankind; at least a working remnant shall be preserved
Spirit Spiritual - Ephesians 6:12, ‘the spiritual Hosts [1] of wickedness’)
Haggai - The style of Haggai is plain and unadorned, and is rendered rather monotonous by the reiteration of certain phrases (especially ‘saith the Lord of Hosts’)
Music - The three kinds are alluded to in (Job 21:12 ) On the banks of the Red Sea Moses and the children of Israel sang their triumphal song of deliverance from the Hosts of Egypt; and Miriam, in celebration of the same event, exercised one of her functions as a prophetess by leading a procession of the women of the camp, chanting in chorus the burden of the song of Moses
Holy Spirit - Joseph's dreams are perceived to be divinely inspired (Genesis 41:38 ); King David, as a mouthpiece for God, proclaimed that “the Spirit of the Lord speaks” (2 Samuel 23:2 ); and Zechariah announced the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' saith the Lord of Hosts” (Zechariah 4:6 )
Haggai - , "saith the Lord, the Lord of Hosts" Haggai 1:2; Haggai 1:5; Haggai 1:7; Haggai 2:4 thrice; "the Spirit" thrice in Haggai 1:14) and interrogations impart a simple earnestness of tone calculated to awaken from apathy to solemn attention
Mizpah - To "the valley of Mizpah eastward" Joshua chased Jabin's conquered Hosts (Joshua 11:8)
ir-ha-Heres - In Isaiah 19:18 the name to be given in the ideal future to one of the ‘five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Jehovah of Hosts’; AV Jordan - Yet the swift and swollen current was arrested in its course, opposite to Jericho; and while the waters below the city rolled on to the4 sea, those above it were miraculously stayed, and left in the river bed a wide passage for the Hosts of Israel
Heaven, Heavenly - , in a position of Divine authority), Ephesians 1:20 ; and of the present position of believers in relationship to Christ, Ephesians 2:6 ; where they possess "every spiritual blessing," Ephesians 1:3 ; (c) of Christ as "the Second Man," and all those who are related to Him spirtually, 1 Corinthians 15:48 ; (d) of those whose sphere of activity or existence is above, or in contrast to that of earth, of "principalities and powers," Ephesians 3:10 ; of "spiritual Hosts of wickedness," Ephesians 6:12 , RV, "in heavenly places," for AV, "in high places;" (e) of the Holy Spirit, Hebrews 6:4 ; (f) of "heavenly things," as the subjects of the teaching of Christ, John 3:12 , and as consisting of the spiritual and "heavenly" sanctuary and "true tabernacle" and all that appertains thereto in relation to Christ and His sacrifice as antitypical of the earthly tabernacle and sacrifices under the Law, Hebrews 8:5 ; 9:23 ; (g) of the "calling" of believers, Hebrews 3:1 ; (h) of heaven as the abode of the saints, "a better country" than that of earth, Hebrews 11:16 , and of the spiritual Jerusalem, Hebrews 12:22 ; (i) of the kingdom of Christ in its future manifestation, 2 Timothy 4:18 ; (j) of all beings and things, animate and inanimate, that are "above the earth," Philippians 2:10 ; (k) of the resurrection and glorified bodies of believers, 1 Corinthians 15;49 ; (l) of the "heavenly orbs," 1 Corinthians 15:40 ("celestial," twice, and so rendered here only)
Borrow - And who shall say what eventual blessed consequences may arise out of it? Who knows, but from this may spring up, as from a grain of mustard seed, a glorious harvest to our God? Oh! for that happy period when, according to this sweet prophecy, "the Lord of Hosts himself shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hand, and Israel mine inheritance
Holy - The seraphim proclaimed to each other the holiness of God: “And one cried unto another, and said, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory” ( Holy Ghost - "I am with you, saith the Lord of Hosts, according to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my Spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. For thus saith the Lord of Hosts, I will shake all nations, and the Desire of all nations shall come," Haggai 2:4-7 . Here, also, the Spirit of the Lord is seen collocated with the Lord of Hosts and the Desire of all nations, who is the Messiah. The very important fact, that, in the vision of Isaiah, the Lord of Hosts, who spake unto the prophet, is, in Acts 28:25 , said to be the Holy Ghost, while St. John declares that the glory which Isaiah saw was the glory of Christ, proves, indisputably, that each of the three Persons bears this August appellation; it gives also the reason for the threefold repetition, "Holy, holy, holy!" and it exhibits the prophet and the very seraphs in deep and awful adoration before the Triune Lord of Hosts
Angel - The Lord, their commander, was known to the Hebrews as the "Lord of Hosts. It was above the cherubim that the Lord of Hosts sat enthroned (1 Samuel 4:4 )
Invitation - It was a sign of His insight and wisdom as well as of His broad sympathies, that in a community so eminently sociable as that in which He moved, He should make such free use of the machinery of hospitality for His Messianic purpose, and devise many parables and illustrations drawn from the customs of the day, and from the etiquette that ruled the relations of Hosts and guests, from the highest circles of life to the lowest. These customs vary in detail in different ages and lands, but the root-relations of Hosts and guests are permanent
Truth - In Zechariah 8:16 (NRSV) the Lord of Hosts declared: “These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace
Chaldaea - Some interpret Ur = the moon goddess; the Chaldees being moon worshippers or Sabeans, from tsaba' "the heavenly Hosts," worshipped Bel, the planet Jupiter, Nebo, Mercury, etc
Peniel - Now it is remarkable, that he whom the prophet Hosea, in the passage just quoted, in one verse calls the angel, in another he calls "the Lord God of Hosts," and saith that "the Lord is his memorial
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Amos 3:12 (a) In this case the lion represents the invading Hosts of the enemies of Israel who almost completely destroy the people of GOD
Zerubbabel - "Jehovah hereby stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel (Haggai 1:14-15) and of Joshua, so that they rose up, came, and did work in the house of Jehovah of Hosts, their God, in the 24th day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king," "and with them were the prophets of God helping them" (Ezra 5:1-2)
Attila, King And General of the Huns - Leo; so signal a triumph was it of the church's spiritual weapons over the Hosts who were held to symbolize the powers of darkness and of Antichrist
Samuel, the Books of - The phrase "Lord of Hosts," 62 times found in Isaiah, occurs twice as often in Samuel as in all the other Old Testament histories put together
Jephtha - (1 Samuel 1:11) "And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of Hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but will give unto thine handmaid a man child, then will I give him unto the Lord all the days of his life
Keep, Watch, Guard - 25:6: “… shall the Lord of Hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined
Separate - “When they had sent unto the home of God Sherezer and Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the Lord, And to speak unto the priests which were in the house of the Lord of Hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself [1], as I have done these so many years?” ( Micah - Probably the book was read before the assembled king and people on some fast or festival, as certain elders quoted to the princes and people assembled against Jeremiah (Jeremiah 26:18) Micah 4:1-86 "Micah the Morasthite in the days of Hezekiah, and spoke to all the people of Judah, Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest
Blessing And Cursing - Later the same word refers to cursing the priests: “If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of Hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart” (Malachi 2:2 )
Kill, Killing - Yahweh punished misdeeds, was a military hero (Yahweh of Hosts), and killed personal opponents (Numbers 22:21-35 )
Alexander - None, not even the million composing the Persian Hosts, could deliver the ram, Persia, out of his hand
Jealousy (2) - are sealed in Isaiah 9:7 by ‘The jealousy of Jahweh of Hosts shall do this
Lamb - And still further, central in the throne of God, the law of the moral order of the world, the power which moves history to its goal, the all-pervading spirit of the angelic Hosts, the principle in which the paradoxes of life are resolved, the magnet which draws heaven down to earth and domiciles it with men, and the light in which all social good is revealed and glorified is sacrificial love
Feasts - What a striking allusion to that great day of the Lord Jesus, when "by the one offering of himself once offered, he perfected for ever them that were sanctified!" (Hebrews 10:14) And what a beautiful correspondence to the same, was the prophet Zechariah's account of this glorious event, when Hosts: "I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day
Lebanon - Thus, the Prophet Isaiah, whose writings abound with metaphors and allegories of this kind, in denouncing the judgments of God upon the proud and arrogant, declares that "the day of the Lord of Hosts shall be upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan," Isaiah 2:13
Zabii - But we speak here of the Zabians as a sect, probably the first corrupters of the patriarchal religion; and so called, as is believed, from tsabiim, the "hosts," that is, of heaven; namely, the sun, moon, and stars, to whom they rendered worship; first immediately, and afterward through the medium of images; this particularly distinguished them from the magi, whose idolatry wa confined to the solar orb, and its earthly representative, the fire
Heaven - Admitting the whole tabernacle, therefore, in which the worship of God was performed according to a ritual of divine appointment, to be a representation of the universe, we are taught by it this beautiful lesson, that the whole universe is the temple of God; but that in this vast temple there is "a most holy place," where the Deity resides and manifests his presence to the angelic Hosts and redeemed company who surround him
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Throughout the Gospel accounts, spirits evidenced control over human Hosts. As Christians we are to submit ourselves to God and resist the attacks of Satan and his Hosts
Hebrews, Theology of - He is superior to the angelic Hosts because no angel can boast of being the Son of God, fully divine (1:4-14), and yet fully human (2:5-18). In establishing Jesus' superiority to the angelic Hosts his deity is clearly affirmed (1:1-4)
Malachi - But the same evils are sought to be remedied by both: see above; also compare Malachi 2:8, "ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of Hosts," with Nehemiah 13:29, "they have defiled the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites
Arabia - Sabeanism, or the worship of the Hosts, the sun, moon, and stars, was the first lapse from original revelation (Job 31:26-27); but just before Mahomet they were divided between it, Judaism, Magianism, and corrupted Christianity
Hades - Since death is not a natural occurrence but invaded creation through the fall and Satan's destructive work (Genesis 2-3 ), the Old Testament personifies Sheol as the power of Satan and his demonic Hosts (Job 18:14 ; Psalm 18:4-5 ; Isaiah 28:15 ; Jeremiah 9:21 )
Thankfulness, Thanksgiving - In the worship scenes of Revelation, the heavenly Hosts give thanks to God for creating all things (4:9-11) as well as redeeming multitudes of humanity (5:9-14)
Statute, Ordinance - “Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of Hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever” ( Lord, Lordship - Thus Psalm 34:8 , 'O taste and see that Jehovah is good,' is applied to the Lord Jesus, 1 Peter 2:3 , and 'Jehovah of Hosts, Him shall ye sanctify,' Isaiah 8:13 , becomes 'sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord,' 1 Peter 3:15
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( h ) Jahweh Tsĕbâôth (‘Sabaoth’ of Romans 9:29 and James 5:4 ), in Ev ‘Lord of Hosts’ (wh. Jahweh was known as God, not only of the armies of Israel, but of all the Hosts of heaven and of the forces of nature (Cheyne, Aids to Devout Study of Criticism , p. We have the same conjunction, with ‘Sabaoth’ added (‘Lord God of Hosts’), in Amos 5:27
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
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The indisputable lordship of God over history is poignantly made through the repeated designation (more than eighty times) of God as "the Lord of Hosts" (NIV "God Almighty"). Descriptions of God as great, "the true God, " "the living God, the eternal King, " "the Maker of all things, " "the Portion of Jacob, " and the "Lord of Hosts" ("Lord Almighty" NIV; vv
Priest - The priest as "messenger of Jehovah of Hosts" taught Israel the law, and his "lips" were to "keep knowledge" (Malachi 2:7; Leviticus 10:10-11; Deuteronomy 24:8; Deuteronomy 33:10; Jeremiah 18:18; Haggai 2:11; 2 Chronicles 15:3; 2 Chronicles 17:7-9; Ezekiel 44:23-24). Under apostate kings the priests themselves fell into the worship of Baal and the heavenly Hosts (Jeremiah 2:8; Revelation 20:6)
Elements - 594), Schœttgen quotes the Rabbinical words: ‘No choir of angels sings God’s praises twice, for each day God creates new Hosts which sing His praises and then vanish into the stream of fire from under the throne of His glory whence they came
Isaiah, Book of - Moab, Damascus, "the land shadowing with wings which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia," Egypt, "the desert of the sea," Dumah, Arabia, "the valley of vision" (Jerusalem), Tyre, "the earth [1] made empty and waste, and turned upside down;" and finally the Hosts on high and kings on the earth punished
Assyria - One remarkable passage speaks of Assyria with Egypt and Israel as being brought into blessing, Isaiah 19:23-25 , "Whom the Lord of Hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance
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If the telescope reveals the immense magnitude and countless Hosts of worlds which He created and sustains, the microscope shows that His providence equally concerns itself with the minutest animalcule
Triumphs - Instead of celebrating his own heroism, or the valour of his troops, on this memorable occasion, that excellent prince sung with his whole army the praises of the Lord of Hosts, who disposes of the victory according to his pleasure
Maximus Magnus, Christian Emperor in the West - Ursula and her company of virgins as sent out as wives for these emigrated Hosts
Egypt - God answered his faith, and the Egyptian Hosts were overcome, and Judah took 'very much spoil. in that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land; whom the Lord of Hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance
Heaven - Even heaven itself is invaded by the powers of evil, and we have the war in heaven (Revelation 12:7) and the victory of Michael and his Hosts over the dragon and his Hosts; the heavens and all those that dwell therein are summoned to rejoice over the victory and the final deliverance of heaven from the powers of evil (Revelation 12:12)
Holiness - But there is another element clearly brought out in this vision the majesty of the Divine holiness: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory’ ( Isaiah 6:3 )
Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ - Such are those places in the Old Testament, where the angel who appeared to the ancients is called God, the Almighty God, Jehovah, the Lord of Hosts, I am that I am, &c
Redeem - Israel’s “Redeemer” is “the Holy One of Israel” (41:14), “the creator of Israel, your King” (43:14-15), “the Lord of Hosts” (44:6), and “the mighty One of Jacob” (49:26)
Serve - …” The privilege of serving the Lord is not restricted to human beings: “Bless ye the Lord, all ye his Hosts [9]; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure” ( Psalms, Book of, - It was then that, victorious at home over the mysterious melancholy of Saul and in the held over the vaunting champion of the Philistine Hosts, he sang how from even babes and sucklings God had ordained strength because of his enemies
Babylon - The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amos did see: "The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people: a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the Lord of Hosts mustereth the host of the battle. I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of Hosts. These were succeeded by four square masses of Persian cavalry, each consisting of ten thousand men: and to these again were added, in their order, the Median, Armenian, Hyrcanian, Caducian, and Sacian horsemen,—all, as before, "riding upon horses, every man in array,"—with lines of chariots, four abreast, concluding the train of the numerous Hosts
Jesus Christ - The prophecy of Malachi adds another standard for measuring the time: "Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me; and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall come suddenly to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts," Malachi 3:1 . In regard to the advent of the Messiah before the destruction of the second temple, the words of Haggai are remarkably explicit: "The desire of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of Hosts. " And in Isaiah vi, the same Adonai is seen by the prophet "seated upon a throne, high and lifted up," receiving the adoration of seraphs, and bearing the title, "Jehovah, Lord of Hosts," of which passage St
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Jeremiah, like Isaiah (Isaiah 30:1-7), foresaw that the tendency of many to desire an alliance with Egypt, upon the dissolution of the Assyrian empire whose vassal Manasseh was, would end in sorrow (Jeremiah 2:18): "what hast thou to do in the way of (with going down to) Egypt? to drink the waters of Sihor (to seek Hosts as allies from the Nile land)?" Josiah so far molded his policy according to Jeremiah's counsel; but he forgot that it was equally against God's will for His people to lean upon Assyrian or Babylonian "confidences" as upon Egyptian (Jeremiah 36 - 37); so taking the field as ally of Assyria and Babylon against the Egyptian Pharaoh Necho he fell (2 Kings 23:29). ) Jeremiah had shown his prophetic prescience by opposing as delusive what as a patriot he would have desired, the hopes cherished of his country's independence of Babylon (Jeremiah 27:1; Jeremiah 27:6-8): "thus saith Jehovah of Hosts, I have made the earth
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Yahweh-Sabaoth “The Lord of Hosts” ( 1 Samuel 1:3 ; Jeremiah 11:20 ; compare 1 Samuel 17:45 )
Angels - When Elisha was in Dothan, surrounded by Syrian Hosts, and his servant cried, "Alas! how shall we do?" the Lord opened his eyes to see the mount full of chariots and horses of fire round about (2 Kings 6:15; 2 Kings 6:17, compare Psalms 94:7)
Antiochus - With his "flood" like Hosts the Egyptians and Ptolemy Philometer, "the prince of the covenant," were "overflown from before him
Polytheism - Hence we find Moses cautioning the people of Israel against worshipping the Hosts of heaven, Deuteronomy 4:1-49
Joshua - Turning to Goliath, David said, 'Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield, but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of Hosts. ' And all down sacred history, through Israel, and not less through England and Scotland, there have never failed prophets to preach how to war a good warfare, nor has the Lord's Hosts lacked leaders like Joshua, who fell at that Divine Captain's feet and worshipped
House - On the top of the upper chamber, as the highest point of the house, the kings of Judah made idolatrous altars to the sun and heavenly Hosts (2 Kings 23:12; Jeremiah 19:13; Jeremiah 32:29)
Elijah - Elijah takes refuge in a cave, perhaps the same in which Moses hid ( Exodus 33:22 ), and hears the voice of Jehovah, ‘What doest thou here, Elijah?’ The prophet replies, ‘I have been very jealous for Jehovah, God of Hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away
Light And Darkness - This is confirmed when in Ephesians 6:12 we find the Apostle speaking of the ‘world-rulers of this darkness, the spiritual Hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places
Happiness - The thought of the countless Hosts who would obtain eternal rest through His death was a secret potion to sweeten His bitter cup
Demon - That these are Satan’s Hosts appears from the context of the last passage (Ephesians 2:2), which speaks of the Prince of the power of the air (see Air)
Feasts - " Meanwhile on earth Israel, long finding no ease or rest for the sole of the foot, but having "trembling of heart, failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind" (Deuteronomy 28:65), shall at length rest in her own land under Messiah reigning at Jerusalem as His holy capital and over the whole earth, and "everyone that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King the Lord of Hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles" (Zechariah 14:9; Zechariah 14:16; Revelation 7)
Widow - In that great day the reproach of the new Israel's widowhood will no longer be remembered, for her husband will appear, whose name is the Lord God of Hosts (Isaiah 54:5 )
Heaven - Even heaven itself is invaded by the powers of evil, and we have the war in heaven (Revelation 12:7) and the victory of Michael and his Hosts over the dragon and his Hosts; the heavens and all those that dwell therein are summoned to rejoice over the victory and the final deliverance of heaven from the powers of evil (Revelation 12:12)
Canticles; the Song of Solomon - "Pharaoh's chariots" (Song of Solomon 1:9) allude not to this, but to the Old Testament church's miraculous deliverance from Pharaoh's Hosts at the Red Sea
Jehoram - Blinding, and then leading the Syrian Hosts sent to surround him in Dothan, into the midst of Samaria, he checked Jehoram who would have smitten them ("wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword?" Surely not
Chronicles, the Books of - Unique to Chronicles are the lists of heroes who came to David at Ziklag, and those Hosts who came to Hebron to make him king (1 Chronicles 12)
Gideon - Fifth of the judges of Israel, called by the angel of the Lord to deliver Israel from the seven years' yoke of the Midianite Hosts, which like swarming locusts consumed all their produce except what they could hide in caves and holes (Judges 6:2; Judges 6:5-6; Judges 6:11)
Hosanna - 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
Jerusalem - "Thus saith the Lord of Hosts: There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age
Joel, Book of - And when the Day of Jahweh comes in all its terror, it will be terrible only to the Gentile world which has oppressed Israel The gathered Hosts of the former, among whom Phœnicians and Philistines are singled out for special condemnation ( Joel 3:4-8 ), shall be destroyed by Jahweh and His angels in the Valley of Jehoshaphat ( Joel 3:11 b f
Exodus, the - from the base of Ras Sufsafeh there runs across the plain a low semicircular mound, forming a natural theater; further off, on either side of the plain, the slopes of the enclosing mountains would seat great Hosts
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ἀρχή and ἐξουσία are also used together of earthly rulers, Luke 12:11, Titus 3:1; of the ranks of the angelic Hosts, Ephesians 3:10, Colossians 1:16; Colossians 2:10; of the powers of evil, Ephesians 6:12, Colossians 2:15; apparently incl
the Much Forgiven Debtor And His Much Love - It was in these circumstances that our Lord was sometimes invited to dine or to sup, His Hosts sometimes forgetting that they had invited Him, and sometimes heartily wishing that He would not come, and, when He did come, positively not knowing what to do with Him
Ananias And Sapphira - And still the Prophetic and Apostolic benediction is pronounced over the Free Church and her liberal-hearted people-"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, saith the Lord of Hosts, and prove Me now herewith, if I will not open the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it,"...
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"Prove Me now herewith," said the Lord
Principality Principalities - 1) says that in the seventh heaven ‘Enoch saw … all the fiery Hosts of great archangels, and incorporeal powers, and lordships, and principalities, and powers; cherubim and seraphim, thrones and the watchfulness of many eyes’ (quoted in Peake, Colossians)
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ἀρχή and ἐξουσία are also used together of earthly rulers, Luke 12:11, Titus 3:1; of the ranks of the angelic Hosts, Ephesians 3:10, Colossians 1:16; Colossians 2:10; of the powers of evil, Ephesians 6:12, Colossians 2:15; apparently incl
Enoch Book of - 1, 2), and iron chains made for Azazel’s Hosts, whom four archangels will cast into the burning furnace on that great day (liv. 1-5); the Lord of Spirits places the Elect One on the throne of glory to judge (lxi 6-9); all the heavenly Hosts, Cherubim, Seraphim, and Ophannim, angels of power and of principalities, the Elect One, the powers on earth and over water, the elect who dwell in the garden of life, and all flesh shall join in praising God (lxi
Wilderness of the Wanderings - At Pihahiroth Israel, shut in between the wilderness, the mountains, and the sea, and pursued by Pharaoh's mighty Hosts, answers to the believer's suddenly finding himself powerless, in great straits, and so driven to cry unto God
Pentateuch - Jehovah of Hosts dwells between the cherubim
Zechariah, Prophecy of - Those of the nations who survive will go up to Jerusalem to worship the king, Jehovah of Hosts, or, if they fail thus to worship, they will be punished
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Siphonaptera: Fleas Fleas are parasites which are particularly fond of birds and mammals as Hosts
Eschatology - In any case, the disembodied dead were not believed to be immaterial, but of the nature of ghosts or shades ( rephaim ). Enoch 32, 33) in which Satan is bound; by a great period of conflict in which Satan and his Hosts are finally defeated and cast into the lake of fire; and by a general resurrection including the wicked for the purpose of judgment
Edom - Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the Lord of Hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness," Malachi 1:3-4
Poetry - For when Jahweh could be addressed as the God of the Hosts of Israel, poems composed to incite or reward bravery could not fail to make use of religious as well as of patriotic emotions to secure their end
Hannah - I find a law, said Elkanah, as he went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the Lord of Hosts in Shiloh, that the greater the wrong done, and the greater the sorrow caused, the more all that comes back on him who did the wrong and caused the sorrow
Zechariah, the Book of - How extreme the need which required God not to spare His own Fellow: Romans 8:32), saith the Lord of Hosts"; and the consequent punishment of the Jews
Achan - And the swift and heavy fall of Joshua's hand on that one man must have still more consolidated Joshua's authority, and transformed his wilderness Hosts into true soldiers, where other soldiers would have been thieves and robbers
Angels (2) - The same influences which led the Persians to frame such an elaborate system of Angelology, led the Jews, during and after the Exile, to frame a similar system, or in some respects to borrow from the Persian system; to believe in gradations among the angelic Hosts; to give names to those who were of high rank, and to assign to each of these some definite kind of work to do among men, or some province on the earth to administer as satrap under ‘the King of Heaven’ (see art
Christ, Christology - Haggai foretells the glorious overthrow of the kingdoms of the nations with their chariots and riders by the victorious servant king anointed by the Lord of Hosts (2:21-23); Jesus claims to be the victorious king of the kingdom of God who is binding Satan by the power of the Spirit (Matthew 12:28-29 )
Idol - " Ezekiel 6:4; Ezekiel 6:6; sun worship and Sabeanism or worship of the heavenly Hosts (tsebaowt ) was the oldest idolatry
Holy, Holiness - All of heaven's Hosts, Israel, and the church ascribe praise to a holy God because that idea sets him apart from everything else (Exodus 15:11 ; Isaiah 6:3 ; Revelation 22:11-158 )
Living (2) - Can He “rain down manna upon us to eat, and give us of the corn of heaven” (Psalms 78:24), that we may see and believe Him (John 6:30)? The manna,’ said they, ‘supplied the wants of all the Hosts of Israel for forty years, but He has furnished us with no more than one meal
Serpent - It bears the name of an order among the Hosts of heaven, whom Isaiah beheld in vision, placed above the throne of Jehovah in the temple; the brazen figure of this serpent is supposed to be a type of our blessed Redeemer, who was for our salvation lifted up upon the cross, as the serpent was elevated in the camp of Israel, for the preservation of that people
Type - The triumph song of Moses and the children of Israel (Exodus 15:1, Deuteronomy 31:30; Deuteronomy 32:4) becomes ‘the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb’ (Revelation 15:3); the manna by which Israel was fed in the wilderness tells of a hidden manna given to him that over-cometh (Revelation 2:17); the twelve tribes reappear in the twelve companies of the sealed servants of God (Revelation 7:4-8); Jerusalem itself is transfigured into the new Jerusalem, the city of God (Revelation 3:12, Revelation 21:2; Revelation 21:10); Mount Zion, to which the tribes went up, becomes the gathering place of the Hosts of the redeemed (Revelation 14:1-3)
Sin (2) - Paul’s general outlook on the spiritual world, can be none other than Satan, exercising, as captain of ‘spiritual Hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places’ (Ephesians 6:12), not an external compulsion but an inward influence, not therefore impairing the responsible personalities that are indwelt
Passover - Pass-over is not so much passing by as passing so as to shield over; as Exodus 9:31-320 "as birds flying so will the Lord of Hosts defend Jerusalem, defending also He will deliver it, passing over He will preserve it" (Matthew 23:37, Greek episunagon , the "epi" expresses the hen's brooding over her chickens, the "sun" her gathering them together; Ruth 2:12; Deuteronomy 32:11)
David - Greatly trembling at the Philistine Hosts, war-like though he was, but cowed by a guilty conscience, he who had made David to "wander up and down" now in his turn wanders hither and there for that spiritual guidance which Jehovah withheld and at last by night in disguise was a suppliant before the witch of Endor, which sealed his destruction (1 Samuel 28; 1 Chronicles 10:13)
Man - There is arrayed against the righteous man a multitude of spiritual forces: ‘our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual Hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places’ (Ephesians 6:12)
Lord's Supper (ii) - It must be remembered that (α) the idea of communion with God by means of a sacred meal was familiar, as in many religious rites outside Judaism, so also in the literature and the religion which were well known to the disciples, as shown in the Levitical peace-offerings with the threefold division into the portion for God, the portion for the priest, and the portion for the worshipper (Leviticus 3; Leviticus 7:29-34); the bread and wine brought forth by Melchizedek, the ‘priest of God Most High’ (Genesis 14:18); the eating of the lamb in the Passover (Exodus 12); the meal of Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders in the presence of God (Exodus 24:1-11); the prophecy by Isaiah of the feast to be made by the Lord of Hosts (Isaiah 25:6); and the invitations to a meal evidently of profound spiritual significance given by the personified ‘Wisdom’ of the Sapiential books (Proverbs 9:1-5, Sirach 24:19-21)
Hermas Shepherd of - ‘Behold, the God of Hosts, who by His invisible and mighty power and by His great wisdom created the world, and by His glorious purpose clothed His creation with comeliness, and by His strong word fixed the heaven, and founded the earth upon the waters, and by His own wisdom and providence formed His holy Church, which also He blessed’ (Vis
John, Epistles of - But it is the spirit of Diotrephes that is blameworthy, and the little picture here drawn of primitive ecclesiastical communities with their flaws and their excellences, their worthy members and ambitious officers, their generous Hosts and kindly helpers, and the absent Apostle who bears the care of all the churches and is about to pay to this one a visit of fatherly and friendly inspection, is full of interest and instruction
Offering - Once the word appears to mean lavish dishes, or dishes mixed with much oil: “And in this mountain shall the Lord of Hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things [18]” ( Mahometanism - ...
Ever since the valour of John Sobieski rolled back the Hosts of Islamism from eastern and central Europe, the civil dominion of the false prophet has been rather retrograde than advancing, A free philosophy in many places is destroying the influence of the system among the better informed; and the barbarism and misery which a bad government inflicts upon the people, weakens its power, and is preparing the way for great changes
Romans, Epistle to the - A shorter letter would have been sufficient introduction to his future Hosts
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Jehovah there said, "What doest thou here, Elijah?" thou whose name implies thy calling to witness for God Jehovah, away from the court and people whom thou wast called to reprove! Elijah pleads his "jealousy for Jehovah God of Hosts," and that with all his zeal he is left
Babel - Their tower toward heaven may have marked its religious dedication to the heavens (sabeanism, worship of the tsaba , the Hosts of heaven), the first era in idolatry; as also the first effort after that universal united empire on earth which is to be realized not by man's ambition, but by the manifestation of Messiah, whose right the kingdom is (Ezekiel 21:27)
Eucharist - In his conception the meat is offered to the idol and becomes the property of the demons, so that the demons are, as it were, the Hosts at the sacrificial banquet
Millenarians - "And in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of Hosts," Zechariah 14:21
New Jerusalem - … The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, saith the Lord of Hosts’; Zechariah 2:4 f
God - " That he is a Being of unspotted purity and perfect rectitude: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts!" "A God of truth, and in whom is no iniquity:" "Of purer eyes than to behold iniquity
Palestine - The eastern empires of Nineveh and Babylon were gone, and instead of them were those changing Hosts of Persian and Parthian warriors who were soon to dispute the world with Rome