What does Midst mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
בְּת֣וֹךְ midst 28
μέσῳ middle. / the midst. / in the midst of 27
בְּת֥וֹךְ midst 22
מִתּ֣וֹךְ midst 15
μέσον middle. / the midst. / in the midst of 11
בְּקֶ֥רֶב midst 10
בְּת֖וֹךְ midst 9
מִתּ֥וֹךְ midst 9
μέσου middle. / the midst. / in the midst of 8
בְּקֶ֣רֶב midst 8
תּ֣וֹךְ midst 5
לְגֽוֹא־ midst 5
בְּתוֹכָ֔הּ midst 5
בְּתוֹךְ־ midst 5
בְתוֹךְ־ midst 4
בְּקֶ֙רֶב֙ midst 4
בְּלֵ֥ב inner man 4
תּ֖וֹךְ midst 4
בְּלֵ֣ב inner man 3
מִקִּרְבֶּ֑ךָ midst 3
בְּתוֹכֵ֔ךְ midst 3
בְתוֹכָֽהּ midst 3
בְּתוֹכָֽהּ midst 2
בְּקִרְבּ֔וֹ midst 2
בְתוֹכֵ֔ךְ midst 2
מִתּוֹכָ֔הּ midst 2
בְּתוֹכָ֖ם midst 2
בְּקִרְבָּ֖הּ midst 2
בְּקִרְבֵּ֔ךְ midst 2
בְּקִרְבָּֽהּ midst 2
בְּת֨וֹךְ midst 2
בְּתוֹכָ֑ם midst 2
בְקִרְבָּ֔הּ midst 2
מִתּֽוֹכְךָ֙ midst 2
בְּתוֹכֵ֣ךְ midst 2
מִקִּרְבָּ֑הּ midst 2
מִתּוֹךְ־ midst 2
בַּחֲצִ֣י half. 2
בְּתוֹכָ֑הּ midst 2
בַּתָּ֔וֶךְ midst 2
בְּתוֹכָ֖הּ midst 2
בְּתוֹכֵ֑ךְ midst 2
מִקִּרְבֶּֽךָ midst 2
מִקֶּ֣רֶב midst 2
בְּקִרְבְּךָ֗ midst 2
בְּתוֹכֵֽךְ midst 1
בְּתוֹכֵ֥ךְ midst 1
בְּתוֹכָ֣הּ midst 1
בְתוֹכֵֽךְ midst 1
בְתוֹכָ֑הּ midst 1
ἐν in 1
בְּת֛וֹךְ midst 1
מִתּ֖וֹךְ midst 1
בְּתוֹכֽוֹ midst 1
בְתוֹכֵ֖ךְ midst 1
בְתוֹכָ֣הּ midst 1
בְּתוֹכ֑וֹ midst 1
בְּתוֹכֵ֣כִי midst 1
בְּֽת֘וֹכֵ֤כִי midst 1
בְּ֝ת֗וֹךְ midst 1
בְּתוֹכָֽם midst 1
תּ֣וֹך‪‬ midst 1
תּוֹכָ֖ם midst 1
מִתּוֹכָהּ֙ midst 1
בְּת֣וֹךְ ׀ midst 1
וּבְתוֹךְ֙ midst 1
בְּתוֹכ֔וֹ midst 1
וּבְת֥וֹךְ midst 1
בְּתוֹכָם֙ midst 1
בְּתֽוֹכְכֶ֑ם midst 1
בְתוֹכֵ֛ךְ midst 1
בְּתוֹכָ֤ם midst 1
בְתוֹכָ֖ם midst 1
בְּתוֹךְ֙ midst 1
בְּת֧וֹךְ midst 1
בְתוֹכָ֖הּ midst 1
מִקִּרְבֵּ֗ךְ midst 1
מִתּוֹכָֽהּ midst 1
בְּלֶב־ inner man 1
בְּקִרְבֶּֽךָ midst 1
בְקִרְבְּךָ֖ midst 1
בְּקִרְבּ֑וֹ midst 1
מִקִּרְבְּךָ֤ midst 1
בְּקֶ֖רֶב midst 1
בְקֶֽרֶב־ midst 1
הַמִּלְחָמָה֙ battle 1
בְלֶב־ inner man 1
בְּלֵ֥ב־ inner man 1
בְּקִרְבְּךָ֣ midst 1
לֵ֣ב inner man 1
טַבּ֥וּר centre 1
בַּחֲצִ֤י half. 1
בְּג֥וֹא midst 1
גּ֥וֹא midst 1
בְּגֽוֹא־ midst 1
לְגוֹא־ midst 1
מִבֵּ֣ין between 1
μέσος middle. / the midst. / in the midst of 1
בְּקֶ֤רֶב midst 1
בְּקִרְבָּ֔ם midst 1
וּמִ֨תּוֹכָ֔הּ midst 1
בְּקִרְבֶּ֑ךָ midst 1
מִתּ֤וֹךְ midst 1
בְּקִרְבֵּ֖ך‪‬ midst 1
בְקִרְבֵּ֔ךְ midst 1
ἐντὸς within 1
בְּקִרְבָּ֔הּ midst 1
בְּקִרְבֵּֽךְ midst 1
בְּקִרְבָּ֑הּ midst 1
בְּ֝קֶ֗רֶב midst 1
בְּ֭קִרְבָּהּ midst 1
בְּקִרְבִּ֔י midst 1
בְּקִרְבֵּ֖ךְ midst 1
בְּקִרְבְּךָ֙ midst 1
בְקֶ֤רֶב midst 1
מִקֶּ֙רֶב֙ midst 1
בְקִרְבָּהּ֙ midst 1
מִקִּרְבּ֣וֹ midst 1
בְּקִרְבְּכֶ֖ם midst 1
בְקִרְבֵּ֣נוּ midst 1
בְּקִרְבּ֖וֹ midst 1
בְּקִרְבּֽוֹ midst 1
בְתוֹכָ֤הּ midst 1

Definitions Related to Midst

H8432


   1 Midst, middle.
      1a Midst, middle.
      1b into, through (after verbs of motion).
      1c among (of a number of persons).
      1d between (of things arranged by twos).
      1e from among (as to take or separate etc).
      

G3319


   1 middle.
   2 the Midst.
   3 in the Midst of, amongst.
   

H7130


   1 Midst, among, inner part, middle.
      1a inward part.
         1a1 physical sense.
         1a2 as seat of thought and emotion.
         1a3 as faculty of thought and emotion.
      1b in the Midst, among, from among (of a number of persons).
      1c entrails (of sacrificial animals).
      

H3820


   1 inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding.
      1a inner part, Midst.
         1a1 Midst (of things).
         1a2 heart (of man).
         1a3 soul, heart (of man).
         1a4 mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory.
         1a5 inclination, resolution, determination (of will).
         1a6 conscience.
         1a7 heart (of moral character).
         1a8 as seat of appetites.
         1a9 as seat of emotions and passions.
            1a10 as seat of courage.
            

H1459


   1 Midst, the Midst.
   

H2677


   1 half.
      1a half.
      1b middle.
      

G1787


   1 within, inside.
      1a within you i.e. in the Midst of you.
      1b within you i.e. your soul.
      

H996


   1 between, among, in the Midst of (with other preps), from between.
   

H4421


   1 battle, war.
   

H2872


   1 centre, Midst, navel, highest part.
   

G1722


   1 in, by, with etc.
   Additional Information: Wigram’s frequency count is 2798 not 2782.
   

Frequency of Midst (original languages)

Frequency of Midst (English)

Dictionary

King James Dictionary - Midst
MIDST, n. contracted from middest, the superlative of mid.
The middle.
There is nothing said or done in the midst of the play, which might not have been placed in the beginning.
The phrase, in the midst, often signifies involved in, surrounded or overwhelmed by, or in the thickest part, or in the depths of as in the midst of afflictions, troubles or cares in the midst of our contemplations in the midst of the battle in the midst of pagan darkness and error in the midst of gospel light in the midst of the ocean in the midst of dissensions.
From the midst, from the middle, or from among. Deuteronomy 18
MIDST, adv. In the middle.
On earth,join all ye creatures to extol
Him first, Him last, Him midst, and without end.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Midst
Tâvek (תָּוֶךְ, Strong's #8432), “midst; middle.” This word, which also appears in Ugaritic, occurs about 418 times in biblical Hebrew and in all periods.
Tâvek indicates the part of a space, place, number of people, things, or line which is not on the end or outside edge. This emphasis is in Gen. 9:21: “And he [1] drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within [2] his tent. In many contexts the word means “among,” not necessarily in the middle: “… And he [3] lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among [2] his servants” (Gen. 40:20). Exod. 14:29 uses tâvek as an extension of the word “through”: “But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea.…” The idea “within” can be emphasized with the addition of words like tâvek, “belly, inwards,” or leb, “heart”: “… My heart is like wax, it is melted in the midst of my bowels” (Ps. 22:14). This word also sometimes means simply “in” in the sense of “mixed into something”: “And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue …” (Exod. 39:3).
Tâvek can mean “middle” when applied to an object or person between two others: “And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates upon the hem of the robe …” (Exod. 39:25). The same sense but a different translation is required in Judg. 15:4: “And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.” This appears to be the meaning of the word in its first biblical occurrence: “And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters” (Gen. 1:6). In Num. 35:5 the word means “in the center”: “And ye shall measure from without the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits; and the city shall be in the midst.…” In other passages this word signifies the hypothetical center line dividing something into two equal parts: “And he [5] took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another …” (Gen. 15:10; cf. Ezek. 15:4).
In a few instances tâvek is used substantively, meaning “the middle or the center part of a thing”: “Sihon king of the Amorites … ruled from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and from the middle of the river …” (Josh. 12:2). The word occurs only 7 times without a preceding preposition.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Midst
A — 1: μέσος (Strong's #3319 — Adjective — mesos — mes'-os ) an adjective denoting "middle, in the middle or midst," is used in the following, in which the English requires a phrase, and the adjectival rendering must be avoided: Luke 22:55 , "Peter sat in the midst of them," lit., "a middle one of (them):" Luke 23:45 , of the rending of the veil "in the midst;" here the adjective idiomatically belongs to the verb "was rent," and is not to be taken literally, as if it meant "the middle veil;" John 1:26 , "in the midst of you (standeth One)," RV (lit., "a middle One"); Acts 1:18 , where the necessity of avoiding the lit. rendering is obvious. Cp. the phrases "at midday," "at midnight" (see MIDDAY , MIDNIGHT , above). Notes: (1) Mesos is used adverbially, in prepositional phrases, (a) ana m., e.g., 1 Corinthians 6:5 , "between;" Matthew 13:25 , "among;" Revelation 7:17 , "in the midst;" (b) dia m., e.g., Luke 4:30 ; 17:11 , "through the midst;" (c) en m., Luke 10:3 , RV, "in the midst," AV, "among;" so Luke 22:27 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:7 ; with the article after en, e.g., Matthew 14:6 , RV, "in the midst," AV, "before;" (d) eis m., Mark 14:60 , "in the midst;" with the article, e.g., Mark 3:3 , "forth" (lit., "into the midst"); (e) ek m., "out of the way," lit., "out of the midst," Colossians 2:14 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:7 , where, however, removal is not necessarily in view; there is no accompanying verb signifying removal, as in each of the other occurrences of the phrases; with the article, e.g., 1 Corinthians 5:2 ; 2 Corinthians 6:17 ; see WAY; (f) kata m., Acts 27:27 , "about mid(night)."
(2) The neuter, meson, is used adverbially in Matthew 14:24 , in some mss., "in the midst (of the waves);" in Philippians 2:15 in the best mss. (where some mss. have en m. ...). (3) For Revelation 8:13 , see HEAVEN , A, No. 2.
B — 1: μεσόω (Strong's #3322 — Verb — mesoo — mes-o'-o ) "to be in the middle," is used of time in John 7:14 , translated "when it was ... the midst (of the feast)," lit., "(the feast) being in the middle."
Webster's Dictionary - Midst
(1):
(n.) The interior or central part or place; the middle; - used chiefly in the objective case after in; as, in the midst of the forest.
(2):
(adv.) In the middle.
(3):
(n.) Hence, figuratively, the condition of being surrounded or beset; the press; the burden; as, in the midst of official duties; in the midst of secular affairs.
(4):
(prep.) In the midst of; amidst.

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Midst - Midst, n. ...
There is nothing said or done in the Midst of the play, which might not have been placed in the beginning. ...
The phrase, in the Midst, often signifies involved in, surrounded or overwhelmed by, or in the thickest part, or in the depths of as in the Midst of afflictions, troubles or cares in the Midst of our contemplations in the Midst of the battle in the Midst of pagan darkness and error in the Midst of gospel light in the Midst of the ocean in the Midst of dissensions. ...
From the Midst, from the middle, or from among. Deuteronomy 18 ...
Midst, adv. ...
On earth,join all ye creatures to extol ...
Him first, Him last, Him Midst, and without end
Midst - ) The interior or central part or place; the middle; - used chiefly in the objective case after in; as, in the Midst of the forest. ) Hence, figuratively, the condition of being surrounded or beset; the press; the burden; as, in the Midst of official duties; in the Midst of secular affairs. ) In the Midst of; amidst
Midst - A — 1: μέσος (Strong's #3319 — Adjective — mesos — mes'-os ) an adjective denoting "middle, in the middle or Midst," is used in the following, in which the English requires a phrase, and the adjectival rendering must be avoided: Luke 22:55 , "Peter sat in the Midst of them," lit. , "a middle one of (them):" Luke 23:45 , of the rending of the veil "in the Midst;" here the adjective idiomatically belongs to the verb "was rent," and is not to be taken literally, as if it meant "the middle veil;" John 1:26 , "in the Midst of you (standeth One)," RV (lit. , 1 Corinthians 6:5 , "between;" Matthew 13:25 , "among;" Revelation 7:17 , "in the Midst;" (b) dia m. , Luke 4:30 ; 17:11 , "through the Midst;" (c) en m. , Luke 10:3 , RV, "in the Midst," AV, "among;" so Luke 22:27 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:7 ; with the article after en, e. , Matthew 14:6 , RV, "in the Midst," AV, "before;" (d) eis m. , Mark 14:60 , "in the Midst;" with the article, e. , "into the Midst"); (e) ek m. , "out of the Midst," Colossians 2:14 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:7 , where, however, removal is not necessarily in view; there is no accompanying verb signifying removal, as in each of the other occurrences of the phrases; with the article, e. , "in the Midst (of the waves);" in Philippians 2:15 in the best mss. the Midst (of the feast)," lit
Amidst - * For AMIDST see Midst ...
Mid - * For MID see Midst ...
Among - ...
Qereb (קֶרֶב, Strong's #7130), “inward part; Midst. ” As a noun, this word is related to the Akkadian root qarab which means “midst. ” In Mishnaic and modern Hebrew, qereb generally means “midst” rather than “inward part” or “entrails. The noun approximates the prepositional use with the meaning of “midst” or “in. ” Something may be “in the Midst of” a place: “Peradventure there be fifty righteous within [2] the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?” ( Midst of people: “Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the Midst [2] of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward” ( Midst of the land ( Midst [2] of thee” ( Midst. ” The KJV gives these senses: “midst” and “inwards
Midward - ) In or toward the Midst
Middest - ) Midst; middle
Amid - ) See Amidst. ) In the Midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; among
Man: a Stain on the Universe - Ruskin says:: 'The Savoyard's cottage, standing in the Midst of an inconceivable, inexpressible beauty, set on some sloping bank of golden sward, with clear fountains flowing beside it, and wild flowers, and noble trees, and goodly rocks, gathered round into a perfection as of Paradise, is itself a dark and plague-like stain in the Midst of the gentle landscape. ' ...
Alas! too fit an illustration of unregenerate manhood in the Midst of divine mercies, surrounded with displays of boundless goodness
Midst - Tâvek (תָּוֶךְ, Strong's #8432), “midst; middle. 9:21: “And he [1] drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within [2] his tent. In many contexts the word means “among,” not necessarily in the middle: “… And he [3] lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among [2] his servants” ( Midst of the sea. …” The idea “within” can be emphasized with the addition of words like tâvek, “belly, inwards,” or leb, “heart”: “… My heart is like wax, it is melted in the Midst of my bowels” ( Midst between two tails. ” This appears to be the meaning of the word in its first biblical occurrence: “And God said, Let there be a firmament in the Midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters” ( Midst. …” In other passages this word signifies the hypothetical center line dividing something into two equal parts: “And he [5] took unto him all these, and divided them in the Midst, and laid each piece one against another …” ( Midday - See Midst
Midheaven - ) The Midst or middle of heaven or the sky
Bush - literally, "out of the Midst of the bush," namely, that bush of which Moses often spoke to Israel, "the thorny acacia," a pure Egyptian term, sen'eh , Coptic si heno
Bowels - Hence Psalms 40:8 ‘Thy law is in the Midst of my bowels,’ i
Pine (Tree) - Isaiah 41:19 (c) This is a type of the Christian who is made useful, profitable and beautiful by the Lord in the Midst of unhappy situations and conditions which surround him
Embosom - ) To inclose or surround; to shelter closely; to place in the Midst of something
Fire (Send) - Lamentations 1:13 (a) The deep sorrow and trouble that filled the life of the prophet in the Midst of a disobedient and hostile Israel is compared to the burning pain caused by the flame
Sheshbazzar - (Ezra 1:8) The name seems to be compounded of Shush, joy—Beth, the preposition in-and Tzarar, tribulation; perhaps alluding to the faithful in Babylon still rejoicing in the Lord in the Midst of tribulation
Out, Out of - * Notes: (1) The preposition ek (or ex), which frequently signifies "out of" or "from the Midst of," has a variety meanings, among which is "from," as virtually equivalent to apo, "away from," e. , 2 Corinthians 1:10 , "who delivered us out of so great a death, and will deliver;" since death was not acutally experienced, but was impending, ek here does not signify "out of the Midst of. In 1 Thessalonians 1:10 , "even Jesus, which delivereth us from the wrath to come," RV, the question whether ek here means "out of the Midst of" or "away from," is to be determined by some statement of Scripture where the subject is specifically mentioned; this is provided, e. (2) For the phrase ek mesou, "out of the way," see Midst , Note (1), (e)
Candlestick, Apocalyptic - Saint John is shown (Apocalypse 1) seven golden candlesticks, and in the Midst of them one like to the Son of man, holding in His right hand seven stars
Apocalyptic Candlestick - Saint John is shown (Apocalypse 1) seven golden candlesticks, and in the Midst of them one like to the Son of man, holding in His right hand seven stars
Adventure - 1: δίδωμι (Strong's #1325 — Verb — didomi — did'-o-mee ) "to give," is once used of giving oneself to go into a place, "to adventure" into, Acts 19:31 , of Paul's thought of going into the Midst of the mob in the theater at Ephesus
Hall - Hebrew: aulee , the "court" or "uncovered space", on a lower level than the lowest floor, in the Midst of a house, as the high priest's (Luke 22:55)
Zeal (2) - You need not wonder that a few Spartans were more than a match for thousands of Persians, that in fact they were like lions in the Midst of sheep. Were we enthusiastic soldiers of the cross we should be like lions in the Midst of herds of enemies, and through God's help nothing would be able to stand against us
Lebkamai - ” KJV translates, “midst of them that rise up against me
Tree of the Knowledge of Good And Evil - Stood in the Midst of the garden of Eden, beside the tree of life (Genesis 23,3 )
Finger - "If thou take away from the Midst of thee the yoke, and the putting out of the finger," Isaiah 58:9 ; if thou take away from the Midst of thee the chain, or yoke, wherewith thou loadest thy debtors; and forbear pointing at them, and using jeering or menacing gestures
Gottschalk, Saint - In the Midst of this work some pagan tribes rebelled and Gottschalk was martyred
Swim - This illustrates Isaiah 25:11, "He shall spread forth His hands in the Midst of them (the foes), as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth
Firmament - It is said, Genesis 1:7 , that God made the firmament in the Midst of the waters, to separate the inferior from the superior
Rose - Others believe it is a type of the church because of its abundance and because of the presence of thorns in the Midst of the flowers
Gennesaret, Sea of - There was the grainfield descending to the water's edge, the trodden path through its Midst, without fence to prevent the seed from falling on either side or on it, itself hardened with treading; there was the rich soil of the plain, the rocky hillside protruding here and there, the stony soil, and the thorn bushes springing up in the Midst of the grain
Tantalus - ) A Phrygian king who was punished in the lower world by being placed in the Midst of a lake whose waters reached to his chin but receded whenever he attempted to allay his thirst, while over his head hung branches laden with choice fruit which likewise receded whenever he stretched out his hand to grasp them
Antipatris - A city of Palestine, situated in the Midst of a fertile and well-watered plain, between Cæsarea and Lydda, called by Josephus, "the plain of Caphar Saba
Doctor - In Luke 2:46 it is said that the boy Jesus was found in the Temple, ‘sitting in the Midst of the doctors
Golden Candlesticks - (Revelation 1:10-20,) makes it proper to notice something of what seems to have been highly emblematical in our Lord's appearing in the Midst of the golden candlesticks. Of the Jewish church we read of one candlestick of gold, with six branches, in the tabernacle, (Exodus 25:31-32) But here we read of seven candlesticks, and the Lord Jesus in the Midst. And I do not think, that the Lord Jesus, in his high priestly office, could have been more strongly represented than by appearing thus in the Midst of the candlesticks, his churches
Opening - ) A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the Midst of a forest; as, oak openings
Truth - He conducts you down to a considerable depth, and you find yourself in the Midst of the cave. He is a light shining in the Midst of us to guide us
Between - , among, or in the Midst of, hence, between, is used in 1 Corinthians 6:5 , of those in the church able to decide between brother and brother, instead of their going to law with one another in the world's courts. ...
2: μεταξύ (Strong's #3342 — Verb — metaxu — met-ax-oo' ) "in the Midst, or between" (from meta, and xun, i
Amber - From the version of Ezekiel 1:4 , by the LXX, Και εν τω μεσω αυτου ως υρασις ηλεκτρου εν μεσψτον πυρος , "And in the Midst of it as the appearance of electrum in the Midst of the fire," it appears that those translators by ηλεκτρον , could not mean amber, which grows dim as soon as it feels the fire, and quickly dissolves into a resinous or pitchy substance; but the mixed metal above mentioned, which is much celebrated by the ancients for its beautiful lustre, and which, when exposed to the fire like other metals, grows more bright and shining
na'Dab - ) He, his father and brother, and seventy old men of Israel were led out from the Midst of the assembled people, (Exodus 24:1 ) and were commended to stay and worship God "afar off," below the lofty summit of Sinai, where Moses alone was to come near to the Lord. (1 Kings 15:25-31 ) At the siege of Gibbethon a conspiracy broke out in the Midst of the army, and the king was slain by Baasha, a man of Issachar
Jonadab - "He seems to have been one of those characters who, in the Midst of great or royal families, pride themselves and are renowned for being acquainted with the secrets of the whole circle in which they move
Nicode'Mus - In Nicodemus a noble candor and a simple love of truth shine out in the Midst of hesitation and fear of man
Mount Tabor - The name, in Hebrew, signifies a rising; and as it was centered in the Midst of a wide country, it hath been called the Navel of Jezreel, similar to the holy land being called the Midst of the earth, as the margin of the Bible renders it, the Navel of the earth
Hazar-Enan - Identified with Ayun ed Dara, a fountain in the Midst of the central chain of Antilibanus; in Van de Velde's map, latitude 33 degrees 49', longitude 36 degrees 12'
Leb-Kamai - In Jeremiah 51:1 is a phrase ‘in the Midst of them which rise up against me’ (Heb
World: a Huge Desert - Living in the Midst of the church of God is like sailing down the Nile in a boat
Gregory Viii, Pope - Elected in the Midst of war with the Saracens and the capture of Jerusalem, he at once opened negotiations for a reconciliation with Barbarossa, with the purpose of organizing a Crusade
Coffin - In farriery, the hollow part of a horses hoof or the whole hoof above the coronet, including the coffin-bone, which is a small spungy bone in the Midst of the hoof, and possessing the whole form of the hoof
Middle - ) The point or part equally distant from the extremities or exterior limits, as of a line, a surface, or a solid; an intervening point or part in space, time, or order of series; the Midst; central portion...
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Midnight - " See Midst
Tree of Knowledge - Plant in Midst of Garden of Eden used to prove the first couple's loyalty to the Creator (Genesis 2-3 ). In Genesis 3:3 the tree is designated as “the tree which is in the Midst of the garden
Jehovah-Shammah - Without the Lord's presence there is no church: unless he be in the Midst of us, we may go lean all our days
Abyss - The Jewish eschatology of the time of Christ conceived of the abode of departed spirits as a great abyss, in the Midst of which was a lake of fire, intended primarily as a place of punishment for the angels and giants, and accordingly for sinners
Kirchenlexikon - Published in Germany, 1856, by Karl Herder who had safeguarded its production in the Midst of ecclesiastico-political troubles from 1840, it is considered the outstanding achievement of his career as a publisher
Tree of Life - Stood also in the Midst of the garden of Eden (Genesis 2:9 ; 3:22 )
Malchus - Possibly Luke desired to stress Jesus' compassion in the Midst of His passion (compare Luke 23:28 ,Luke 23:28,23:34 ,Luke 23:34,23:43 ) or respect shown to the high priest and his representative (compare Acts 23:4 )
Bethany - Here Martha and Mary dwelt, and Lazarus was raised from the dead, John 11:1-57 Here Mary anointed the Lord against the day of his burying, John 12:1-50 ; and from the Midst of his disciples near this village which he loved, he ascended to heaven, Matthew 24:50
Job - While living in the Midst of great prosperity, he was suddenly overwhelmed by a series of sore trials that fell upon him
Mesopotamia - This name signifies 'midst of the rivers
Tirzah - The village occupies a fine elevation in the Midst of olive groves
Bowels - The Psalmist says, "Thy law is within my heart," literally, in the Midst of my bowels,—it is by me strongly and affectionately regarded, Psalms 40:8
Ar - the people of Ar, Moab at the marsh ground (or in the Midst of the valley); there they made a thankoffering to God their King, and Jeshurun rejoiced, as also Moses their leader. the city that is in the Midst of the river
Kostka, Stanislas - The religious perfection of his short life there was a source of inspiration to many; invoked against palpitations of the heart and severe illness; represented receiving Holy Communion from angels, receiving the Infant Jesus from the Blessed Virgin, or, in the Midst of battle, putting to flight the enemies of his country
Haemorrhoids - This calamity they attributed to the presence of the ark in their Midst, and therefore they removed it to Gath (1 Samuel 5:6-8 )
Firmament - ...
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the Midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters
Brazen Serpent - An image in brass prepared by Moses, resembling the fiery serpents so destructive to Israel in the desert, and set up in the Midst of the camp in the view of all, that whosoever would evince penitence, faith, and obedience by looking to it, might live, Numbers 21:6-9
Stanislas Kostka, Saint - The religious perfection of his short life there was a source of inspiration to many; invoked against palpitations of the heart and severe illness; represented receiving Holy Communion from angels, receiving the Infant Jesus from the Blessed Virgin, or, in the Midst of battle, putting to flight the enemies of his country
Martyr - Martyrs are those who stand firm in the Midst of persecution and willingly suffers death rather than deny their faith (Acts 7:54-60; Acts 12:1-2; Acts 22:20; Revelation 2:13)
Life: Uncertainty of - It fareth with most men's lives, as with the sand in a deceptive hour-glass; look but upon it in outward appearance, and it seemeth far more than it is, because it riseth up upon the sides, whilst the sand is empty and hollow in the Midst thereof:, so that when it sinks down in an instant, a quarter of an hour is gone in a moment
Pinnacle - Tregelles translated Daniel 9:27, "upon the wing (kenaph ) of abominations shall be that which causeth desolation," namely, an idol set up on a wing or pinnacle of the temple by antichrist, who covenants with the restored Jews for the last of the 70 weeks of years (John 5:43) and breaks the covenant in the Midst of the week, causing the daily sacrifices to cease
Gaza - The town is now without walls or gates, but is in the Midst of olive-orchards and has about 20,000 inhabitants
Achmetha - Travellers state that the Jews exhibit a tomb in their charge in the Midst of the city, which is the reputed tomb of Mordecai and Esther
Habitation - "Lo, I come; and I will dwell in the Midst of thee, saith the Lord
Sophonias - , in speaking of Jerusalem: "Her princes are in the Midst of her as roaring lions: her judges are evening wolves, they left nothing for the morning" (Sophonias 3:3)
Navel - Hebrew expression for “midst of the land” or “center of the earth” (NRSV) in Judges 9:37 ; Ezekiel 38:12
Belshazzar - In the Midst of the festivities, to the terror of the king, a hand miraculously appeared to be writing upon the wall: Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin
Sela - Probably the city later known as Petra, the ruins of which are found about two days' journey north of the Gulf of Akabah, It was in the Midst of Mount Seir, in the neighborhood of Mount Hor, and therefore Edomite territory
Matthew - His ordinary abode was at Capernaum, and his office probably on the main road, near the Sea of Tiberias; here, in the Midst of his business, he was called by Jesus to follow him, Matthew 9:9 Mark 2:14
Forehead - It is alluded to in these words of Ezekiel, where the Almighty commands his angels to "go through the Midst of the city, and set a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh for the abominations committed in the Midst thereof
Tower - The towers of the watchmen, or of the shepherds, stood alone in the Midst of the plain, in which the shepherds and herdsmen who looked after the flocks, or watchmen, might lodge. ...
The tower of the flock, and that which Isaiah 5:2 , notices, which was built in the Midst of a vineyard, were of the same kind
Aretas - But while Vitellius was in the Midst of preparation for the war, he received intelligence of the death of Tiberius, A
Serpent, Fiery - Moses interceded on their behalf, and by divine direction he made a "brazen serpent," and raised it on a pole in the Midst of the camp, and all the wounded Israelites who looked on it were at once healed
Rise, Rising - , from the Midst of a gathered company
Behold - ...
And I beheld, and lo, in the Midst of the throne, a lamb,as it had been slain
Palm - It is typical of their life of separation and of their prosperity in the Midst of opposition of every kind. In the same way the believer obtains his source of supply from the Holy Spirit who is the Living Water so that he too can flourish as a believer, a happy Christian, a fruit-bearing child of GOD in the Midst of every adverse condition. He is to thrive in the Midst of adverse conditions, even though he has no companions of like mind
Millet, Jean Francois - Unpopular at first, he went on in the Midst of distressing want producing paintings great in themselves and preaching a new gospel of the dignity of labor
Jean Millet - Unpopular at first, he went on in the Midst of distressing want producing paintings great in themselves and preaching a new gospel of the dignity of labor
Heaven: a Sustaining Prospect - ' When he was in the Midst of the flames he exhorted his companions to constancy, saying, 'We shall not end our lives in the fire, but make a change for a better life; yea, for coals we shall receive pearls
Zoan - arose in Tanis, and it was probably a favourite residence of the Pharaohs, though it is now in the Midst of a barren salt marsh, with only a few fishermen as inhabitants
Cedar - ...
Psalm 92:12 (a) Here is a picture of the believer who in the Midst of drought, death, dearth and desolation fixes his faith and trust down deep in the living promises of GOD and flourishes for Him, in company with other believers
Augustine Schoeffler, Saint - Arriving at Tonkin in the Midst of a terrible persecution, he occupied himself with the study of the language and fulfilling the duties of the ministry throughout the province of Sudoa
Kindle - 1), is used of "lighting" a fire in the Midst of a court in Luke 22:55 (some mss
Aroer - If Aroer be meant by "the city in the Midst of the river," Joshua 13:9, it may have originated in the circumstance that the city stood partly on the bank, and partly extending into the river
Haman - His eventful history shows that pride goes before destruction; that the providence of God directs all things; that his people are safe in the Midst of perils; and that his foes must perish
Schoeffler, Augustine, Blessed - Arriving at Tonkin in the Midst of a terrible persecution, he occupied himself with the study of the language and fulfilling the duties of the ministry throughout the province of Sudoa
ed'Rei - The ruins are nearly three miles in circumference, and have a strange, wild, look, rising up in dark, shattered masses from the Midst of a wilderness of black rocks
Between - Bêyn (בַּיִן, Strong's #996), “between; in the Midst of; among; within; in the interval of. In Job 34:37, the word means “in the Midst of,” in the sense of “one among a group”: “For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us. In other places (more rarely), this concept is represented by putting bêyn before one object and the preposition le before the second object: “Let there be a firmament in the Midst [4] of the waters, and let it divide the waters from [1] the waters” ( Navel - In the margin of the Bible, Ezekiel 38:12 "The Midst of the land" is more strikingly marked by this term, Navel, to intimate the centre or middle of the earth; for as the navel of the human body is the centre of the body, so the holy land of Palestine is the Mediterranean of the world. Hence the Psalmist speaking of it, saith, "for God is my king of old, working salvation in the Midst of the earth. (See Haggai 2:7; Hag 2:9)...
And is there not yet an higher view of the subject, considered as to the glorious persons who are the united source and cause of our salvation? If salvation is wrought out for the church in the middle of the earth, is not the Son of God, by whom it was wrought, the middle person of the GODHEAD? And not only so, the middle person of the Holy Three in One who bear record in heaven, but the middle person, the Mediator, between God and man, as the man Christ Jesus? (1 John 5:7; 1 Timothy 2:5) And can the imagination conceive any thing more blessed and suited for the glory and happiness of the church, than that he who is the centre in all these views, should be the centre towards whom all things should move, and in whom all should centre? And hence we read, that when John saw heaven open, he saw Christ as a lamb in the Midst of the throne. " 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
Obed-Edom - David then removed it with great rejoicing to Jerusalem, and set it in the Midst of the tabernacle he had pitched for it
Assurance: Excellence of - There are tribes of Christians who live in the lowlands, like the poor Swiss of the Valais, who live between the lofty ranges of mountains in the Midst of the miasma, where the air is stagnant and fever has its lair, and the human frame grows languid and enfeebled
Stone - ...
Stones were set up to commemorate remarkable events, as by Jacob at Bethel (Genesis 28:18 ), at Padan-aram (35:4), and on the occasion of parting with Laban (31:45-47); by Joshua at the place on the banks of the Jordan where the people first "lodged" after crossing the river (Joshua 6:8 ), and also in "the Midst of Jordan," where he erected another set of twelve stones (4:1-9); and by Samuel at "Ebenezer" (1 Samuel 7:12 )
Mercy: Its Effect on the Soul - He is riding in the royal carriage, and on the road he sees some of his fellow traitors pinioned and manacled, led forth in the Midst of officers to die for the offence in which he had as deep a hand as they
Hiding Place - ...
Isaiah 32:2 (a) This man is the Lord JESUS who protects and preserves His children from the storms of life and gives them calm and peace in the Midst of turmoil and trouble
Partridge - The other passage, Jeremiah 17:11 , says, "as the partridge sitteth on eggs and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches and not by right, shall leave them in the Midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool
Cleave - ...
The mount of Olives shall cleave in the Midst thereof
Sanctuary - 2 Chronicles 30:8 (b) This is a beautiful type of the fellowship and presence of GOD in the Midst of His people
Lebanon - In the Midst of all this tangled forest, there were many wild animals of many varieties
Hazor - The city appears to have been situated on a hill in the Midst of a plain, and was a stronghold
Dragon - That it sometimes has this meaning, he thinks is clear from Ezekiel 29:3 : "Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the Midst of his rivers
Lydda - It was situated in the Midst of fine and extensive plains, the soil of which is a rich black mould, that might be rendered exceedingly fertile
Hachilah - " David and his nephew Abishai stole at night into the Midst of Saul's camp, when they were all asleep, and noiselessly removed the royal spear and the cruse from the side of the king, and then, crossing the intervening valley to the height on the other side, David cried to the people, and thus awoke the sleepers
Decision For Christ - Though he be a solitary man in the Midst of a thousand opponents, let him, at the precise moment when duty calls, fearless of all danger, go straight to the appointed spot, do his duty, and remember that consequences belong to God, and not to us
Ignorance: of Oneìs Own Heart - A crowd were watching it, in momentary expectation of seeing it fall, while the owner, standing in the Midst of them, was cursing God to his face, and pouring out the most horrid oaths
Swelling - Since his distress in the Midst of such a weak form of holiness is so great, he would be miserable indeed if he were brought into a situation where holiness abounded, godliness predominated, and the Holy Spirit is working in power
Pibeseth - The temple of the goddess Bubastis (Bahest), of the finest red granite, (of which fine remains exist) Herodotus declared the most beautiful he knew; in the Midst of the city, which being raised on mounds overlooked it on every side
Half - 27:5, the word means “halfway”: “And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the Midst Cornelius - When first mentioned, Acts 10:1 , he had evidently been led by the Holy Spirit to renounce idolatry, to worship the true God, and to lead, in the Midst of profligacy, a devout and beneficent life; he was prepared to receive the Savior, and God did not fail to reveal Him
Within - , "in the Midst of," is to be preferred; the kingdom of God was not in the hearts of the Pharisees; (b) en, "of thinking or saying within oneself," e
Affliction - Who that for the first time beheld the earth in the Midst of winter, bound up with frost, or drenched in floods of rain, or covered with snow, would have imagined that Nature, in this dreary and torpid state, was working towards its own renovation in the spring? ...
Yet we by experience know that those vicissitudes of winter are necessary for fertilizing the earth; and that under wintry rains and snows lies concealed the seeds of those roses that are to blossom in the spring; of those fruits that are to ripen in the summer; and of the corn and wine which are in harvest to make glad the heart of man. It would be more agreeable to us to be always entertained with a fair and clear atmosphere, with cloudless skies, and perpetual sunshine: yet in such climates as we have most knowledge of, the earth, were it always to remain in such a state, would refuse to yield its fruits; and, in the Midst of our imagined scenes of beauty, the starved inhabitants would perish for want of food
Aroer - With Aroer is associated some "city that is in the Midst of the river
se'la, - It was in the Midst of Mount Seir, in the neighborhood of Mount Hor, and therefore Edomite territory, taken by Amaziah, and called Joktheel
Jaazaniah - Stood as leader in the Midst of the 70 ancients (elders) of Israel with censers in their hands, worshipping idols portrayed upon the wall of the court of Jehovah's house; seen by Ezekiel (Ezekiel 8:11)
Magi - God thus raised up from the Gentiles a testimony as to the 'holy child' in the Midst of Jerusalem, though all there were troubled at the announcement
Dial - Grotius describes it as follows: "It was a concave hemisphere, and in the Midst was a globe, the shadow of which fell on the different lines engraven in the concavity of the hemisphere; these lines were twenty-eight in number
Rabbah, Rabbath - A stream rises in the Midst of the city, and this fact, together with its being the last place to obtain water for crossing the desert, doubtless was the cause of its being called 'the city of waters
Edward Fenwick - " He was stricken with cholera in the Midst of one of his many missionary journeys through his diocese
Phylacteries - It should rather seem, therefore, that that natural proneness the children of Israel had to imitate their idolatrous neighbours, tempted them to do as the heathen did, whose superstition is well known to have been of this kind; though Israel in the Midst of their using charms like them, still had respect to words of Scripture
Suburbs - Part of the land was to be used for houses and part to be left: “And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the Midst thereof” ( Night - ” This word is used figuratively of protection: “Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the Midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; [1] not him that wandereth” ( Storm - In the Midst of these difficulties the Lord became a hiding place, and a shelter from the conflict
Safety of Believers - The feeble stranger has a charmed life in the Midst of his enemies, because a royal arm unseen encompasses him as with a shield
Leaven - Paul urged the Corinthians to remove wickedness from their Midst and become fresh dough, unleavened loaves of sincerity and truth (1 Corinthians 5:6-13 )
Appear - ...
The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the Midst of the bush
Singing - The same word is translated 'sang praises' unto God, when Paul and Silas were in prison, Acts 16:25 ; and the Lord sings praise in the Midst of the assembly
Through - ) Among or in the Midst of; - used to denote passage; as, a fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a thicket
Alexan'Der Iii - 323) he died there of intemperance, at the early age of 32, in the Midst of his gigantic plans; and those who inherited his conquests left his designs unachieved and unattempted
Stephen, Festival of Saint - Stephen before his selection for ordination as a Deacon, butin the 6th and 7th chapters of the Book of the Acts of the Apostlesis given a very full account of his being made a Deacon; of hisdoing "great wonders and miracles among the people," because hewas "full of faith and power"; of his accusation and eloquentdefense, and finally of his martyrdom by stoning, in the Midst ofwhich, like his Divine Master, he prayed for his murderers
Lent, Sundays in - These six Sundays, therefore, are called "SundaysIN Lent, not of Lent; they are in the Midst of it, but do not formpart of it; on these Sundays we continue without interruption tocelebrate our Saviour's Resurrection
Refuge - Deuteronomy 33:27 (a) This type is used to describe the rest, peace and safety of the child of GOD who, in the Midst of the storms of life flies to the secret place of prayer and there leans upon the breast of his loving Lord
Herod Agrippa i. - ' But in the Midst of this idolatrous ostentation an angel of God suddenly smote him
Shield - The surface was kept bright with oil, which preserved both the leather and the metal, Isaiah 21:5, "anoint the shield": Isaiah warns the Babylonian revelers to prepare for instant self defense; offensive arms are not mentioned, as Cyrus would take them by surprise in the Midst of a feast (2 Samuel 1:21)
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‘There sprang up another sort of robbers in Jerusalem who were called Sicarii, who slew men in the daytime in the Midst of the city, especially at the festivals, when they mixed with the multitude, and concealed little daggers under their garments, with which they stabbed those that were their enemies; and when any fell down dead, the murderers joined the bystanders in expressing their indignation, so that from their plausibility they could by no means he discovered. So men kept a look-out tot their enemies at a great distance, and even if their friends were coming, they durst nut trust them any longer, tint were slain in the Midst of their suspicions and precautions
Outcasts - " And during their state of being outcasts, the Lord watcheth over them for good, yea, he makes provision for them even in the Midst of their enemies. And in that day there shall be an altar to the Lord in the Midst of the land of Egypt; and the Lord shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day
Fish - ...
In Ezekiel 29:4 , the king of Egypt is compared to the crocodile; "I am against thee, the great dragon that lieth in the Midst of his rivers in Egypt. I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick to thy scales, and I will bring thee out of the Midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick to thy scales
Damascus - In the Midst of this plain lies at your feet the vast lake or island of deep verdure, walnuts and apricots waving above, corn and grass below; and in the Midst of this mass of foliage rises, striking out its wide arms of streets hither and thither, and its white minarets above the trees which embosom them, the city of Damascus
Rama - ) ...
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A town identified with Rameh, on the border of Asher, about 13 miles south-east of Tyre, "on a solitary hill in the Midst of a basin of green fields" ( Joshua 19:29 )
Rameses - Moreover, when enlarged by him it was the center of a large Egyptian festive population, whereas in Exodus 1:11 it is in the Midst of oppressed Israelites
Fir (Tree) - ...
Isaiah 41:19 (c) This is a picture of the joy of the Lord that fills the believer's heart when he is in the Midst of distressing and disturbing conditions
Wheel - It occurs in the Midst of the story of old age in which various parts of the body become unfit for service
Lamb - ...
The special character attached to the title of 'Lamb' in the book of Revelation is that of suffering, the earth-rejected One, but seen in the Midst of the throne in heaven
Through - Noting passage among or in the Midst of as, to move through water, as a fish to run through a thicket, as a deer
Ahab - " In the Midst of this great apostasy, God visited the land with three years of drought and famine; and then, at Mount Carmel, reproved idolatry by fire from heaven, and by the destruction of four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal
Ass - They will, however, stop in the Midst of their course, and even suffer the approach of man for an instant, and then dart off with the utmost rapidity
League, the - He entered Paris on March 22, in the Midst of popular applause, and the league, having no more object, was dissolved after the absolution of all censures granted to the new king by Pope Clement VII
Abednego - One like unto the Son of God, or a Divine person, probably the Angel of the Divine presence himself, appeared in the Midst of them; and they came out of the furnace, which had been heated seven times hotter than usual, so completely preserved from the power of the flames, that not even "the smell of fire had passed upon them
Almond - "The almond tree bears its blossoms in the Midst of winter, on a naked, leafless stem, and these blossoms (reddish or flesh-coloured in the beginning) seem at the time of their fall exactly like white snow-flakes
Thyati'ra, - A fane stood outside the walls, dedicated to Sambatha --the name of the sibyl who is sometimes called Chaldean, sometimes Jewish, sometimes Persian-- in the Midst of an enclosure designated "the Chaldaeans' court
Dew - Israel shall hereafter be "in the Midst of many people as a dew from the Lord" (Micah 5:7); overwhelming their enemies "as the dew falleth on the ground" (2 Samuel 17:12), and as "life from the dead" to the millennial earth, as "the dew of herbs" causes them to revive after the deadness of winter (Isaiah 26:19)
Oak - Abram's oak near Hebron is of this species, still flourishing in the Midst of a field, the stock 23 ft
Gog - ...
The land of unwalled villages, and the people that dwell in the Midst of the land, or as the margin of the Bible hath it, the navel of the land, can mean no other than Jerusalem, supposed to be the centre of the earth; and, therefore, the sea that bounds the borders in these parts very properly called the Mediterranean
Chariot - (2 Kings 2:12) So again, in the book of the Songs, (Song of Song of Solomon 3:9) Solomon is said to have made a chariot of the wood of Lebanon; the pillars silver, the bottom of gold, the covering purple, and the Midst thereof paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem
Nazareth - But He, passing through the Midst of them, went His way
Murder - Lord, be favourable to thy people Israel, and impute not to us this blood, which has been shed in the Midst of our country
Nakedness - So, after worshipping the golden calf, the Israelites found themselves naked in the Midst of their enemies
Sign - Sign is also put for a miracle: "Thou shalt do these signs and wonders in the Midst of Egypt," Exodus 4:7-9 , &c
Partridge - In the first of these places David says, "The king of Israel is come out to hunt a partridge on the mountains;" and in the second, "The partridge sitteth," on eggs, "and produceth," or hatcheth, "not: so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the Midst of his days, and at his end shall be contemptible
Philip - From the Midst of these happy scenes he was called away to labor in a distant spot, with a single soul; but the gospel light was carried by the Ethiopian eunuch into the darkness of Africa, and is supposed to have there enlightened multitudes
Courage - One characteristic of the person who has a strong faith in God is courage in the Midst of danger
Theodorus of Amasea - This interval he employed in firing the temple of the Mother of the Gods on the banks of the Iris in the Midst of the city
Assurance - In the Midst of a world filled with uneasiness and insecurity, assurance of a person's security in God is one of the hallmarks of the authentic Christian life. Instead, assurance in God provides an anchor of confidence and hope (Hebrews 6:18 ) in the Midst of pain and sorrow, because the believer has learned the secret of casting all worries and cares on God, who is genuinely concerned for people (1 Peter 5:7 )
Cloud - And we have the inward tokens, in the Lord himself in the Midst, to bless and make himself known in his soul-comforting manifestations. " Precious Lord Jesus! whilst thou art thus gracious, and thus blessed, to thy church and people, we still behold the cloud, yea, now look; through by faith, and behold thee in the cloud, a wall of fire round about, and the glory, as thou didst promise, in the Midst of Zion! (See Zechariah 2:8)...
Tree - 2:9: “… The tree of life also in the Midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. 41:19 lists the olive “tree” and the box “tree” in the Midst of a long list of various species of trees
Sanctuary - ...
When referring to the tabernacle, miqdas [ Exodus 25:8 a) as the special sanctified dwelling place of the Lord among his people, in the Midst of which was the building known as the "tabernacle" (25:9) and over which they stretched a "tent" (26:7). ...
The Lord determined that he would dwell in a sanctuary in the Midst of his "kingdom of priests, " his "holy nation" (Exodus 19:6 ; Psalm 68:32-35 ). This sanctuary was the primary place where the Lord manifested his presence in the Midst of Israel (Exodus 40:34-38 ) and, therefore, became the preeminent place of worship (Leviticus 9:6,22-24 )
Decapolis - ” Mark 7:31 states that after Jesus went to the region of Tyre and Sidon he went “through the Midst of the coasts of Decapolis
Immanuel - Recent study has pointed to Ahaz's wife as the woman expected to bear the child and show that God was still with the Davidic royal dynasty even in the Midst of severe threat from Assyria
Stoics - With respect to happiness or good, the stoical doctrine was altogether extravagant: they taught that all external things are indifferent and cannot affect the happiness of man; that pain, which does not belong to the mind, is not evil; and that a wise man will be happy in the Midst of torture, because virtue itself is happiness
Bed - ...
Amos 3:12 (b) This interesting passage indicates that Israel will be at ease in comfort and asleep in the Midst of sin and trouble
Prophecy, Prophet - Elijah and Elisha prophesied in the Midst of apostate Israel
Caesarea - appeared among the people in great pomp, and in the Midst of the idolatrous homage paid to him was suddenly smitten by an angel, and carried out a dying man
Tower - ...
Matthew 21:33 (b) This tower probably represents Mount Zion in the Midst of Israel, and of Jerusalem, and was a watch-tower from which the enemy could be seen for many miles away
Weakness - Indeed, the cross and resurrection encapsulate the paradox of God's power being evidenced in the Midst of human suffering and weakness
Touch - 3:3 in the Garden of Eden story, where the woman reminds the serpent that God had said: “Ye shall not eat of [1], neither shall ye touch it
Light - In the Midst of darkness they are set to shine as lights in the world
Pashur - " (Isaiah 57:21) When the Lord's people therefore hear of such characters, or behold them in their own neighbourhood, (and they are to be found in every place) and observe in the Midst of much outside appearances of gaiety, that they are like so many Pashur Magor-missabibs in themselves, surely a voice from every parish steeple where they dwell could not more loudly testify to the truths of God! I would recommend the reader, at any time, when at a loss to explain what he beholds of the prosperity of the wicked and the adversity of the Lord's exercised family, to read what Asaph, taught by the Holy Ghost, hath said, Psalms 73:1-28, throughout; and if he adds to Asaph's observations what the man of Uz hath said on the same subject, he will find both profitable
Burn - ...
Exodus 3:2 (c) This expression is a picture of GOD's presence and power in the Midst of Israel and also in the Midst of His church
Arise, Arose, Arouse, Raise, Rise, Rouse - , of Christ as a prophet, Acts 3:22 ; 7:37 ; as God's servant in the Midst of the nation of Israel, Acts 3:26 ; as the Son of God in the Midst of the nation, 13:33 (not here of resurrection, but with reference to the Incarnation: the AV "again" has nothing corresponding to it in the original, it was added as a misinterpretation: the mention of His resurrection is in the next verse, in which it is stressed by way of contrast and by the addition, "from the dead"); as a priest, Hebrews 7:11,15 ; as king over the nations, Romans 15:12 ; (d) of a spiritual awakening from lethargy, Ephesians 5:14 ; (e) of resurrection from the dead: (1) of the resurrection of Christ, Matthew 17:9 ; 20:19 ; Mark 8:31 ; 9:9,10,31 ; 10:34 ; Luke 18:33 ; 24:7,46 ; John 20:9 ; Acts 2:24,32 ; 10:41 ; 13:34 ; 17:3,31 : 1 Thessalonians 4:14 ; (2) of believers, John 6:39,40,44,54 ; 11:24 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:16 ; of unbelievers, Matthew 12:41 . , Matthew 2:14 ; 9:5,7,19 ; James 5:15 ; Revelation 11:1 ; (b) of causing to appear, or, in the Passive, appearing, or raising up so as to occupy a place in the Midst of people, Matthew 3:9 ; 11:11 ; Mark 13:22 ; Acts 13:22
Consecration - “I am God, and not man; the Holy One in your Midst” ( Hosea 11:9 )
Charity: Spies Out the Good Points in All - It gave me pain in my conscience, for it seemed thenceforward so easy and so vulgar to say satirical things, and so much nobler to be benign and merciful; and I took the lesson so home that I was in great danger of falling into the opposite extreme: of seeking the beautiful even in the Midst of the corrupt and the repulsive
Immanuel - He has a vision of the Virgin "conceiving and bringing forth a son"; he sees Him growing up in the Midst of the poverty brought on by Achaz's wicked course, but he does not say that He will be born in the near future
Faithfulness - ...
In the New Testament, God also Acts in faithfulness: He provides for both good and evil people (Matthew 5:45 ); he rewards those who do his good will (Matthew 6:4,6,18 ); he provides a way out for believers in the Midst of temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13 ); he remains faithful as he fulfills his promises (2 Corinthians 1:18-19 )
Pillar - In the Midst of his own unusual losses, he is realizing that GOD can shake the Heaven and the earth, and break all laws that pertain to the hanging of the earth in space
Belshazzar - Though remonstrated with by Daniel he showed no signs of repentance, and in the Midst of the festivities the city was taken by Cyrus or one of his generals and the king was slain
Deep - The most still or solemn part the Midst as, in deep of night
Hypatia, Lady in Alexandria - The dignified freedom of speech, which her training had implanted in her, enabled her to appear even before the public magistrates with entire modesty; none could feel ashamed to see her take her station in the Midst of men
Shechinah - They anticipated the Shekinah's return under Messiah; Haggai 1:8 they paraphrase, "I will cause My Shekinah to dwell in it in glory"; Zechariah 2:10, "I will cause My Shekinah to dwell in the Midst of thee," etc
Emmanuel Title - He has a vision of the Virgin "conceiving and bringing forth a son"; he sees Him growing up in the Midst of the poverty brought on by Achaz's wicked course, but he does not say that He will be born in the near future
Face - God talked with the Hebrews "face to face out of the Midst of the fire," Deuteronomy 5:4
Stephen - Stephen appeared in the Midst of this assembly, with a countenance like that of an angel; and the high priest asking him what he had to answer, in his defence, he rapidly traced the history of the Jews, showing that they had always opposed themselves to God and his prophets; faithfully upbraided them with the hardness of their hearts, with their putting the prophets to death, and, lastly, with slaying Christ himself
Heart - The heart expresses also the middle part of any thing: "Tyre is in the heart of the seas," Ezekiel 27:4 ; in the Midst of the seas
Lamb - He is represented as now standing in the Midst of the throne of God, as a "Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God," "And they sung a new song saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation, and hast made us unto our God kings and priests
Tear - In the Midst, a tearing groan did break ...
The name of Antony
Adultery - So the false church, who has Jezebel in her Midst, the Lord will cast her "and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds
Tabernacle - After the golden calf was made,...
God refused any longer to acknowledge Israel as His people and to dwell in their Midst. Ultimately, God promised again to go into the Midst of Israel (Exodus 34:9 )
Decapolis - The formation of a confederation of Greek cities in the Midst of a Semitic population was necessary for the preservation of Hellenic civilization and culture. In order to reach the Sea of Galilee, He went ‘through the Midst of the borders of Decapolis’ (Mark 7:31)
Thessalonians - Paul, after saluting the Thessalonian Christians in the name of himself, Silas, and Timothy, assures them that he constantly returned thanks to God on their account, and mentioned them in his prayers; he acknowledges the readiness and sincerity with which they embraced the Gospel, and the great reputation which they had acquired by turning from idols to serve the living God, 1 Thessalonians i; he reminds them of the bold and disinterested manner in which he had preached among them; comforts them under the persecutions which they, like other Christians, had experienced from their unbelieving countrymen, and informs them of two ineffectual attempts which he had made to visit them again, 1 Thessalonians 2; and that, being thus disappointed, he had sent Timothy to confirm their faith, and inquire into their conduct; he tells them that Timothy's account of them had given him the greatest consolation and joy in the Midst of his affliction and distress, and that he continually prayed to God for an opportunity of seeing them again, and for their perfect establishment in the Gospel, 1 Thessalonians 3; he exhorts to purity, justice, love, and quietness, and dissuades them against excessive grief for their deceased friends, 1 Thessalonians 4; hence he takes occasion to recommend preparation for the last judgment, the time of which is always uncertain; and adds a variety of practical precepts. Paul begins with the same salutation as in the former epistle, and then expresses his devout acknowledgments to God for the increasing faith and mutual love of the Thessalonians in the Midst of persecution; he represents to them the rewards which will be bestowed upon the faithful, and the punishment which will be inflicted upon the disobedient, at the coming of Christ, 2 Thessalonians 1; he earnestly entreats them not to suppose, as upon authority from him, or upon any other ground, that the last day is at hand; he assures them, that before that awful period a great apostasy will take place, and reminds them of some information which he had given them upon that subject when he was at Thessalonica; he exhorts them to steadfastness in their faith, and prays to God to comfort their hearts, and establish them in every good word and work, 2 Thessalonians 2; he desires their prayers for the success of his ministry, and expresses his confidence in their sincerity; he cautions them against associating with idle and disorderly persons, and recommends diligence and quietness
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Lêb (לֵב, Strong's #3820), “heart; mind; Midst. 15:8); “… and the mountain burned with fire in the Midst [2] of heaven …” ( Midst of the sea …” ( Judas - The statement in Acts 1:18 that he "fell headlong and burst asunder in the Midst, and all his bowels gushed out," is in no way contrary to that in Matthew 27:5
Etam - Now Beit 'Arab, a steep, stony, bore knoll, standing amidst the winding, narrow valleys, without a blade of grain on its sides, but olive groves at its feet and three abundant springs. Conder identifying Etam with Beit 'Atab says that Etam, meaning in Hebrew "cleft," answers to the singular rock tunnel, roughly hewn in the stone, and running from the Midst of the village eastward to the chief spring
Vale - Joshua went that night into the Midst of the valley" (emek )
All-Sufficiency of God - To be courageous in the Midst of danger and opposition, Psalms 27:1
Ishmael - "Isaac with his hundreds of household slaves, Ishmael with his troops of wild retainers and half-savage allies, in all the state of a Bedouin prince, gathered before the cave of Machpelah, in the Midst of the men of Heth, to pay the last duties to the 'father of the faithful,' would make a notable subject for an artist" (Genesis 25:9 )
Handle - 1: ψηλαφάω (Strong's #5584 — Verb — pselaphao — psay-laf-ah'-o ) "to feel, touch, handle," is rendered by the latter verb in Luke 24:39 , in the Lord's invitation to the disciples to accept the evidence of His resurrection in His being bodily in their Midst; in 1 John 1:1 , in the Apostle's testimony (against the gnostic error that Christ had been merely a phantom) that he and his fellow Apostles had handled Him
Laurentius, an Antipope - Anastasius states that "those who communicated with Symmachus were slain with the sword; holy women and virgins were dragged from their houses or convents, denuded and scourged; there were daily fights against the church in the Midst of the city; many priests were killed; there was no security for walking in the city by day or night
Raise - risen again"); Luke 9:22 ; 20:37 ; John 2:19 ; Acts 3:15 ; 4:10 [1]; 10:40 [2]; 13:30,37; Romans 4:24,25 ; 6:4,9 ; 7:4 ; 8:11 (twice); 8:34, RV; 10:9; 1 Corinthians 6:14 (1st part); 15:13,14, RV; 15:15 (twice),16,17; 15:20, RV; 2 Corinthians 4:14 ; Galatians 1:1 ; Ephesians 1:20 ; Colossians 2:12 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:10 ; 1 Peter 1:21 ; in 2 Timothy 2:8 , RV , "risen;" (b) of the resurrection of human beings, Matthew 10:8 ; 11:5 ; Matthew 27:52 , RV (AV, "arose"); Mark 12:26 , RV; Luke 7:22 ; John 5:21 ; 12:1,9,17 ; Acts 26:8 ; 1 Corinthians 15:29,32 , RV; 15:35,42,43 (twice),44,52; 2 Corinthians 1:9 ; 4:14 ; Hebrews 11:19 ; (c) of "raising" up a person to occupy a place in the Midst of a people, said of Christ, Acts 5:30 ; in Acts 13:23 , AV only (the best texts have ago, to bring, RV , "hath . 30 see RV , kathizo, "to set," as in the best texts); 2:32; 13:34, see (c) below; Acts 17:31 ; (c) of "raising" up a person to occupy a place in the Midst of a nation, said of Christ, Acts 3:26 ; 7:37 ; 13:33 , RV , "raised up Jesus," not here by resurrection from the dead, as the superfluous "again" of the AV would suggest; this is confirmed by the latter part of the verse, which explains the "raising" up as being by way of His incarnation, and by the contrast in ver
Sea - 13); of the wild and restless condition of nations, Revelation 13:1 (see Revelation 17:1,15 ), where "he stood" (RV) refers to the dragon, not John (AV); from the Midst of this state arises the beast, symbolic of the final gentile power dominating the federated nations of the Roman world (see Dan
Riblah - In the Midst of a vast and fertile plain, stretching in all directions save S
Lamb - " (Revelation 13:8) In his manifestation to Israel in the days of his flesh, his humiliation unto death, and his exaltation to glory, still is he the Lamb of God, and the Lamb in the Midst of the throne, the Christ of God, and the salvation of God to every one that believeth
Tree - (Revelation 22:2) Amidst a thousand beauties included in this lovely figure, how blessed is it to see that in his person, the life, the fruit, the healing, the shadow of his branches, the everlasting root, the verdure of his leaves, all, and every one, are beautifully described as figurative of temporal, spiritual, and eternal blessings in Jesus. And it is not the least of the beauty of this similitude, that this tree of life is said to be in the Midst of the street, and on either side of the river
Camp - ...
God was present in the “camp” of Israel: “For the Lord thy God walketh in the Midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee” ( Stoics - They taught, therefore, that a wise man might be happy in the Midst of torture; and that all external things were to him indifferent
Ammon - A temple, it is said, was built to his honour, in the Midst of the sandy deserts of Lybia, upon a spot of good ground, about two leagues broad, which formed a kind of island or oasis in a sea of sand
Mount Olivet - Sweet and sacred spot from whence the Lord Jesus ascended, when having finished redemption-work, he returned to glory! and where, according to the voice both of prophets and angels, his feet shall again stand, when the mountains shall cleave in the Midst, and Jesus shall come to reign before his ancients gloriously
Serpent - When God punished the murmurs of the Israelites in the wilderness by sending among them serpents whose fiery bite was fetal, Moses, upon their repentance, was commanded to make a serpent of brass, whose polished surface shone like fire, and to set it up on the banner-pole in the Midst of the people; and whoever was bitten by a serpent had but to look up at it and live
Peraea - Rough mountain heights rise from the Midst of wooded slopes, while rich fields stretch between; anon romantic vales break down into mighty gorges, where the sound of running water makes music all the year
Areopagus - dwelleth not in temples made with hands"; and again in the Midst of the exquisitely chiseled statues in front, crowning the Acropolis, Minerva in bronze as the armed champion of Athens, and on every side a succession of lesser images, to reason, "Forasmuch as we are the offspring of God" (which he confirms by quoting his fellow countryman Aratus' poem, 'We are His offspring'), we ought not to think that the Godhead is like gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art or man's device
Gallus (11), Abbat, the Apostle of Switzerland - On the banks of the Steinaha or Steinach he built his cell and oratory, in the Midst of a thick forest
the Brazen Altar - The brazen altar was also called "the altar of burnt offering:" on it a fire was constantly burning, Leviticus 6:9 , and on it the offerings were consumed, that is, on the 'grate' that was placed in its Midst
Wolf - The rapacious and cruel conduct of the princes of Israel is compared by Ezekiel 22:27 , to the mischievous inroads of the same animal: "Her princes in the Midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, to destroy lives, to get dishonest gain;" and Zephaniah 3:3 , says, "Her princes within her are roaring lions, her judges are evening wolves: they gnaw not the bones till the morrow
Jovianus Flavius, Christian Emperor - ...
Julian died of a wound at midnight, between June 26 and 27, 363, in the Midst of his retreat from Persia, leaving his army surrounded by active enemies
Mennas - It was in the Midst of the angry discussions about the "Three Chapters
Market, Market-Place - The Oriental always lived in the Midst of neighbours (Luke 15:6; Luke 15:9), and sought his home in ‘a city of habitation’ (Psalms 107:36)
Euphrates - 3: ‘Mesopotamia is the current of the great ocean flowing from the Midst of the Perfect Man’)
Chronicles, Books of the - The history in Samuel and Kings is far more general, and gives the history of the nation to whom the testimony of God was confided in the Midst of other nations
Plague - A special reason why in this case the natural background of the miracles should appear was in order to show that Jehovah was God of Egypt as much as of Israel, and rules "in the Midst of the earth" (Exodus 8:22)...
By exhibiting Jehovah through Moses at will bringing on with unusual intensity, and withdrawing in answer to intercession at once and completely, the well known Egyptian periodical scourges which their superstition attributed to false gods, Jehovah was proved more effectively to be supreme than He could have been by inflicting some new and strange visitation
House - " (1 Peter 2:5; Hebrews 3:6) But in a more general way, a family is called an house, such as the house of the Rechabites, (Jeremiah 35:2) the house of David, (Zechariah 13:1) But amidst all these, and more to the like import, that undoubtedly is the highest and the best sense of the word which considers the Lord Jesus Christ himself as the High Priest and Head of his body the church, and the bodies of his people the temple of his indwelling residence by his Spirit. "Lo! I come, said JEHOVAH, and I will dwell in the Midst of thee;" (Zechariah 2:11) and this scriptural sense of the word may serve to shew why it was the patriarchs, and holy men of old, were so anxious concerning their households and brailles
Fear - ...
Natural and slavish fear, arising from a conscious sense of sin, manifested itself immediately upon the fall, when Adam sought to hide himself from the presence of the Lord amidst the trees of the garden. "...
I will only add, for the comfort and encouragement of the Lord's timid and tried ones, who, in the Midst of strong faith, feel at times much natural fear, that it is sweetly accommodating to consider the Lord Jesus Christ, in the days of his flesh, was graciously pleased in this, as in all other points of grace, to be our example
Tadmor or Tamar - It was remote from human habitations, on an oasis in the Midst of a dreary wilderness; and it is probable that Solomon built it to facilitate his commerce with the East, as it afforded a supply of water, a thing of the utmost importance in an Arabian desert
Belshazzar - " For these complicated crimes his doom was denounced in the Midst of the entertainment; a divine hand appeared, which wrote on the plaister of the wall, opposite to the king, and full in his view, a mysterious inscription. " In that very night, in the Midst of their mirth and revelling, the city was taken by surprise, Belshazzar himself put to death, and the kingdom transferred to Darius the Mede
Ezekiel - His picture of the golden age was one of an ideal national life, where God dwelt in the Midst of his people and they worshipped him in a religious order that was perfect in every detail (Ezekiel 40; Ezekiel 41; Ezekiel 42; Ezekiel 43; Ezekiel 44; Ezekiel 45; Ezekiel 46; Ezekiel 47; Ezekiel 48). The tribes of Israel were given equal portions for their respective tribal territories (47:13-48:29), but the chief blessing was that God now dwelt in the Midst of his people for ever (48:30-35)
Dan - " It stands about four miles below Caesarea Philippi, in the Midst of a region of surpassing richness and beauty
Kenites - ...
The connection of Midian and the Kenites appears in the name Kenney still attached to a wady in the Midst of the Muzeiny or Midianites
Zephaniah, Prophecy of - The King of Israel, even Jehovah, will be in her Midst, and she shall have a name and a praise among all the people of the earth
Fountain - In short, the blessedness of the heavenly state is shadowed forth under this beautiful figure; for as "in the divine presence there is fulness of joy, and at God's right hand, pleasures for evermore," Psalms 16:11 ; so it is said of those who came out of great tribulation, that "the Lamb that was in the Midst of the throne shall lead them unto living fountains of water, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes," Revelation 7:17
Swine - "They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens, behind one tree in the Midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the Lord," Isaiah 66:17
Purse - The passage, says Wendt, is to be explained from foresight of an impending period of persecution for the disciples: Jesus sets the necessity of buying a sword in contrast to the freedom from all want hitherto enjoyed by His disciples in their work as His messengers, and bases His exhortation on a reference to the doom about to fall on Himself; a period would begin when the disciples would no longer be unharmed, but would be in the Midst of conflicts and persecutions (see Wendt, Teaching of Jesus, ii
Tree of Life - The Hindu tree of life grows in the Midst of water; whoever looks on it is made young. The picture in the Revelation is of a city, in the Midst of which is a garden; through this flows a river, on each bank of which is the tree of life (a word used collectively)-a row of trees bearing either twelve manner of fruits (Authorized Version , Revised Version ) or twelve crops (Revised Version margin)
Sidon (2) - ...
Mark 7:31 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the Midst of the coasts of Decapolis. ...
And again he went out from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon unto the sea of Galilee, through the Midst of the borders of Decapolis
Egypt - In the Midst of innumerable superstitions, the theology of Egypt contained the two great principles of religion, the existence of a supreme Being, and the immortality of the soul. The pride of her power shall come down; and they shall be desolate in the Midst of the countries that are desolate; and her cities shall be in the Midst of the cities that are wasted. Egypt is surrounded by the dominions of the Turks and of the Arabs; and the prophecy is literally true which marked it in the Midst of desolation: "They shall be desolate in the Midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities shall be in the Midst of the cities that are wasted. In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the Midst of the land," &c, Isaiah 19:22-25
Jeremiah - Jeremias preferred to live in the Midst of the Holy City
Jeremias - Jeremias preferred to live in the Midst of the Holy City
Nazarite - ...
For some reason, probably in the Midst of his work at Corinth, Paul took on himself the Nazarite vow
Kedron - The "valley" of Kedron is in Hebrew called nachal , "wady," including both valley and stream, whereas the valley of Hinnom is called ge' ; so that the "brook" (nachal ) which Hezekiah "stopped running through the Midst of the land" (2 Chronicles 32:4) was Kedron
Meshach - The fire only burnt their bonds, so that they "walked loose in the Midst of the fire" (John 8:36; Psalms 138:7; Isaiah 43:1-2); Jehovah was a wall of fire round them against their foes (Zechariah 2:5)
Temptation - Since God does not entice to sin, this is a cry of the soul for help in the Midst of temptation
Tiberias, Sea of - But the ship was now in the Midst of the sea, tossed with waves, for the wind was contrary
Lamp - And when the Lord Jesus appeared to John, he was seen in the Midst of the golden candlesticks (Revelation 1:12-13) And John saw before the throne, at another vision, seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, (Revelation 4:5) (See also Exodus 25:37; Exo 37:23; Numbers 8:2; Zechariah 4:2) No doubt, that besides the general use of lighting the temple, they had a reference to spiritual things, and were meant as emblems of the illuminating and brightening offices of God the Holy Ghost to the churches and people
Brook - The name Wady er-Râhib, ‘Valley of the Monks,’ attaching to part of it, comes from the convent of Mar Saba, built on the right-hand face of the gorge, a sort of reformatory for refractory monks, in the Midst of the wilderness
Sing - ”...
Rânan is often used to express joy, exultation, which seems to demand loud singing, especially when it is praise to God: “Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the Midst of thee” ( Wall - 14:22: “And the children of Israel went into the Midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left
Manna - ...
The manna is typical of Christ Himself, the vessel of God's good pleasure, and of heavenly grace here on earth — the heavenly One in the Midst of earthly circumstances
Abyss - we are in the Midst of the visions and images of apocalyptic eschatology
Cloud - The Lord appeared at Sinai in the Midst of a cloud, Exodus 19:9 ; Exodus 24:5 ; and after Moses had built and consecrated the tabernacle, the cloud filled the court around it, so that neither Moses nor the priests could enter, Exodus 40:34-35
Enoch - All the patriarchs are celebrated for their faith in this great truth, and for preserving this principle of religion in the Midst of a corrupt generation
Jesus - There, in the temple, "in the Midst of the doctors," all that heard him were "astonished at his understanding and answers" (Luke 2:41 , etc
Abyss - we are in the Midst of the visions and images of apocalyptic eschatology
Exodus, Theology of - ...
Woven between the chapters on covenant and its breach stand the Lord's instructions on building a symbol of the presence of Yahweh in the Midst of Israel—the tabernacle. ...
The tabernacle fulfills the Lord's promise to dwell in the Midst of Israel ( Midst of his people by this dwelling. 19-20) now resides in the Midst of Israel. The presence of God rests in the Midst of Israel in the tabernacle
Antioch - Julian undertook to restore the ancient honours and usages of the place; but it was first necessary to take away the pollution occasioned by the dead bodies of the Christians, which were disinterred and removed! Among these was that of Babylas, a bishop of Antioch, who died in prison in the persecution of Decius, and after resting near a century in his grave within the walls of Antioch, had been removed by order of Callus into the Midst of the grove of Daphne, where a church was built over him; the remains of the Christian saint effectually supplanting the former divinity of the place, whose temple and statue, however, though neglected, remained uninjured. The temple stood in the Midst of a grove of laurels and cypresses, where every thing was assembled which could minister to the senses; and in whose recesses the juvenile devotee wanted not the countenance of a libertine god to abandon himself to voluptuousness
Kingdom - ...
"The fundamental principle of the Kingdom is declared in the words of the Lord spoken in the Midst of a company of Pharisees, "the Kingdom of God is in the Midst of you," Luke 17:21 , marg
Edom - ...
Psalm 44 was written by the sons of Korah in the Midst of Edom's invasion of Israel, taking advantage of David's absence at the Euphrates. Genesis 32:6; Psalms 83:12 probably was written by Jahaziel, of the sons of Asaph, upon whom'" came the Spirit of the Lord in the Midst of the congregation. Psalm 48 was sung "in the Midst of God's temple" (Psalms 48:9); Psalms 48:7 alludes to Jehoshaphat's chastisement in the breaking of his Tarshish ships for his ungodly alliance
Catholic And Protestant Countries Compared - Religious beliefs had no more to do with this trend of development than in the parallel example of the development of a commercial city in the Midst of country villages
Ahijah - Saul's irreverent haste of spirit appears in his breaking off in the Midst of consulting God through Ahijah with the ark and ephod, because he was impatient to encounter the Philistines whose approach he discerned by the tumult
Encampment - But in war especially Israel was to "keep from every wicked thing," and even from any breach of decorum or cleanliness, "for the Lord thy God walketh in the Midst of thy camp to deliver thee and to give up thine enemies before thee, therefore shall thy camp be holy, that He see no unclean thing in thee and turn away from thee" (Deuteronomy 23:9-14)
Night - He sang in the Midst of his poverty and boils
Greatness - When the disciples asked who is the greatest in the kingdom, Jesus answered by bringing a child into their Midst and declaring that even admission into the kingdom depended on a similar attitude of humility (Matthew 18:1-4 )
Tares - Neither can the children of the wicked one become heirs of the kingdom, however like tares in the Midst of the good seed they may grow up in the same field, and bear an outward resemblance for a while to the true corn
Testimony - Jesus might well say, and Jesus alone could say it, "I delight to do thy will O my God, yea thy law is within my heart"—or as the margin renders it, "in the Midst of my bowels," (Psalms 40:8) —meaning that it was wrapt up, yea forming his very nature, from the entire holiness of that nature
Propitiation - The very sight of Christ, the lamb slain, in the Midst of the throne, becomes the cause of God the Father being propitious to the sinner
Bond - χιάζω ‘cross out’), ἧρκεν ἐκ τοῦ μέσου (‘take out of the Midst’; note change to indicative and perfect for notion of permanent removal)
Mordecai - ) Oh, for grace to be found faithful amidst all the Hamans and Agagites of the present day! Oh, that the Lord would raise up, in this sense, many faithful Mordecais from the Midst of our British Israel!...
Reader, let us not turn away from this history of Mordecai and Haman, until that we have taken one instruction more
Adria - Paul’s experience is found in the life of Josephus, who relays that his ship foundered in the Midst of the same sea (κατὰ μέσον τὸν Ἀδρίαν), and that he and some companions, saving themselves by swimming, were picked up by a vessel sailing from Cyrene to Puteoli (Vit
Hero - He had the power to deliver: “The Lord thy God in the Midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing” ( Court - God’s people looked forward to the thronging together of all the people in God’s “courts”: “… In the courts of the Lord’s house, in the Midst of thee, O Jerusalem” ( Right Hand - ” In this use the word can specify the location of someone or something: “But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the Midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left” ( Fire - God hath often appeared in fire, and encompassed with fire, as when he showed himself in the burning bush; and descended on Mount Sinai, in the Midst of flames, thunderings, and lightning, Exodus 3:2 ; Exodus 19:18
Tabernacle - It was placed in the Midst of the camp, and the Hebrews were ranged in order about it, according to their several tribes
Kingdom - " It was typified by the Jewish theocracy, and declared to be at hand by John the Baptist, and by Christ and his Apostles also in the days of his flesh; but it did not come with power till Jesus rose from the dead and sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high, Acts 2:32-37 : Then was he most solemnly inaugurated, and proclaimed King of the New Testament church, amidst adoring myriads of attendant angels, and "the spirits of just men made perfect. His empire, indeed, extends to every creature; for "all authority is committed into his hands, both in heaven and on earth," and he is "head over all things to the church;" but his kingdom primarily imports the Gospel church, which is the subject of his laws, the seat of his government, and the object of his care; and, being surrounded with powerful opposers, he is represented as ruling, in the Midst of his enemies
Eden, Garden of - The sun-god and ‘the peerless mother of Tammuz’ dwell there: ‘no man enters into the Midst of it
Way - " (6) In Colossians 2:14 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:7 , ek mesou, is translated "out of the way;" see Midst , Note (1) (e)
Live - Sometimes this word is used of “living beings” in general: “Also out of the Midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures: ( Midst of the garden …” ( Woman - ) the Apostle appears to limit the prophetic freedom of the first Christian days ( Acts 2:4 ; Acts 2:17 ), we must remember that he is writing to a Church set in the Midst of a dissolute Greek city, where Christian women had special reasons for caution in the exercise of their new privileges
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I said: In the Midst of my days
Intercession - " (Hebrews 9:24) John saith, that he saw him in the Midst of a throne as "a lamb that had been slain
Enter, Entering, Entrance - , "a way in" (eis, "in," hodos, "a way"), "an entrance," is used (a) of the "coming" of Christ into the Midst of the Jewish nation, Acts 13:24 , RV marg
Peace - Rather it means that they now enjoy a state of spiritual wholeness and well-being that gives them strength and calmness even in the Midst of suffering and trials (John 14:27; John 16:33; Galatians 5:22; Colossians 3:15; Philippians 4:7)
Bed - Mark tell us that on this occasion, when, because of the crowd in the house, the four men could not reach Jesus with the paralytic, they took him up on the house-top, broke through the roof, and ‘let him down through the tiling with the couch (κλινίδιον; in Luke 5:18, however, the word κλίνη, ‘bed,’ is used) into the Midst before Jesus’ (Luke 5:19), or, as St
Fame - Not only in Galilee, but in all the provinces of Palestine, and in cities of Syria, men talked and speculated regarding a new Figure that was in their Midst
Elisha - " And the Lord, when speaking in promises to his people, saith, "He" (Exodus 23:25-26) "shall bless thy bread and thy water, and I will take sickness away from the Midst of thee. " It appears then, that amidst all the pleasantness of Jericho, which abounded with palm trees (and, indeed, on that account was called the city of palm trees,) (See 2 Chronicles 28:15) there was still a certain somewhat, unfavourable to that which to the children of Israel (looking forward to the types that the promised seed would be in their lot), was among the most distressing of all calamities, the want of children
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The phrase “indecent thing” represents any uncleanness in a military camp or any violation of the laws of sexual abstinence—nocturnal emission not properly cleansed, sexual cohabitation and other laws of purity (for example, excrement buried in the camp): “For the Lord thy God walketh in the Midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing [1] in thee, and turn away from thee” ( Noah - God's salvation was seen by faith in the Midst of coming judgement
Noah - God's salvation was seen by faith in the Midst of coming judgement
Prayer - Social, family, and secret prayer were all habitual with Bible saints; as well as brief ejaculations in the Midst of their ordinary business, Nehemiah 2:4
Jericho - Place of fragrance, a fenced city in the Midst of a vast grove of palm trees, in the plain of Jordan, over against the place where that river was crossed by the Israelites (Joshua 3:16 )
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In the Midst of weakness and distress they "worked with all their heart" (4:6). In the Midst of poverty they pledge to renounce crops the seventh year and to remit slaves and debts in the year of jubilee. The entire prayer is a national confession of sin and a plea for mercy in the Midst of oppression and disgrace
Ten Commandments - In the Midst of the cloud and the darkness and the flashing lightning and the fiery smoke and the thunder like the voice of a trumpet, Moses was called to Mount Sinai to receive the law without which the people would cease to be a holy nation
Nineveh - And herds shall lie down in the Midst of her, all the beasts of the nations; both the pelican and the porcupine shall lodge in the chapiters thereof; their voice shall ring in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds
Samar'Itans - Such were the Samaritans of our Lord's day; a people distinct from the jews, though lying in the very Midst of the Jews; a people preserving their identity, though seven centuries had rolled away since they had been brought from Assyria by Esar-haddon, and though they had abandoned their polytheism for a sort of ultra Mosaicism; a people who, though their limits had gradually contracted and the rallying-place of their religion on Mount Gerizim had been destroyed one hundred and sixty years before by John Hyrcanus (B
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Notes: (1) In Mark 3:3 , egeiro, "to raise," followed by the phrase eis to meson, "into the Midst," is translated "stand forth
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Certain defilements shut a person out of the camp until he was cleansed, and many things had to be carried outside as being unfit for the place in the Midst of which God had His dwelling-place
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Psalm 119:83 (a) The Psalmist in the Midst of sorrow, difficulty, trial and distress becomes dry, hard and unserviceable as does the skin bottle when it is hung over a fire
Tabernacle - ” God dwelt amidst His people in the wilderness, and His presence was symbolically manifest in the tent of meeting. And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the Midst of them for evermore” ( River; Wadi - ...
Third, this word is used of “ocean currents”: “For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the Midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me” (Jonah 2:3)
Goat - And Jeremiah, speaking of the princes of the Jews, says, "Remove out of the Midst of Babylon, and be as the he-goats before the flocks," Jeremiah 1, 8
Parable - Our Savior frequently addressed the people in parables, thereby verifying the prophecy of Isaiah 6:9 , that the people should see without knowing, and hear without understanding, in the Midst of instructions
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And what is it now? If that ark was a type of Christ, who are they that may be said to be faithful in the Midst of the present perverse and crooked generation, but they who receive Christ Jesus the Lord into their hearts, and houses, and families, whilst others despise him! Who are the Obed-edoms of the present day, but such as receive Christ Jesus the Lord, and walk in him, and live to him, and rejoice in him, as the Lord our Righteousness! And if there ever was a day of peculiar blessedness, for the manifesting this distinguishing love to Jesus and his cause, surely the present is the one
Advent, Second - that this latter power will make a covenant with Israel and will break the covenant in the Midst of the week: all which intimates that this apparent triumph of wickedness will spread over at least seven years, otherwise spoken of as the last week of the seventy weeks of Daniel
Achan - For, what is the fall of Jericho to them in that tent when it has cost them the life of their husband, their father, and their master? When the door of that tent is suddenly lifted, and the face of a corpse comes in, takes a spade, and buries a strange burden in the earth in the Midst of the astounded tent. And the Lord said to Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou upon thy face? Up, sanctify the people, for there is an accursed thing in the Midst of them. And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed, I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: When I saw among the spoil a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the Midst of my tent, and the silver under it And all Israel raised over him a great heap of stones to this day. Though I walk in the Midst of trouble Thou wilt revive me, and Thy right hand shall save me
Cherub (1) - In the Midst was the tabernacle with the Shekinah cloud symbolizing God's presence, "the picture of the blessed period when the earth being fitted for the kingdom of the Father . ...
Whereas angels are "round about the throne," the living creatures occupy the innermost circle next it and Him who is in their Midst (Revelation 5:6; Revelation 5:11)
Triumphs - The captive leaders followed in chains, with their children and attendants; after the captives came the lictors, having their faces wreathed with laurel, followed by a great company of musicians and dancers, dressed like satyrs, and wearing crowns of gold; in the Midst of whom was a pantomime, clothed in a female garb, whose business it was, with his looks and gestures, to insult the vanquished; a long train of persons followed, carrying perfumes; after them came the general, dressed in purple, embroidered with gold, with a crown of laurel on his head, a branch of laurel in his right hand, and in his left an ivory sceptre, with an eagle on the top, his face painted with vermilion, and a golden ball hanging from his neck on his breast; he stood upright in a gilded chariot, adorned with ivory, and drawn by four white horses, attended by his relations, and a great crowd of citizens, all in white. And as mighty princes were accustomed to scatter largesses among the people, and reward their companions in arms with a liberal hand, when, laden with the spoils of vanquished nations, they returned in triumph to their capital; so the Conqueror of death and hell, when he ascended far above all heavens, and sat down in the Midst of the throne, shed forth blessings of his grace and Holy Spirit, upon people of every tongue and of every nation
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Jesus taught in the synagogue of Nazareth, "His own country" (Matthew 13:54), and was there "thrust out of the city and led unto the brow of the hill whereon if was built, to be cast down headlong," but "passing through the Midst of them He went His way" (Luke 4:16-30)
Serpent - (See also ADDER ; ASP ] When God punished the murmurs of the Israelites in the wilderness by sending among them serpents whose fiery bite was fatal, Moses, upon their repentance, was commanded to make a serpent of brass, whose polished surface shone like fire, and to set it up on the banner-pole in the Midst of the people; and whoever was bitten by a serpent had but to look up at it and live
Numbers, Book of - Those who dwell in a camp with provision for God's presence in their Midst (Numbers 2:1 );...
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King, Christ as - That fails to handle Christ's own statement that the kingdom of God is “in your Midst” (Luke 17:21 NAS), “among you” (NRSV), or “within you” (KJV, NIV)
Joy - Paul speaks of his joy in the Midst of affliction (2 Corinthians 7:4-16 )
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To get among, to arrive in the Midst of to become one of a number
Lamp - They were to have terrible oppression and suffering which was described as a smoking furnace, but in the Midst of this they were to have the Word of GOD and the teaching of GOD's truth which is represented by the burning lamp
Send - 9:14 God “sends” His plague into the Midst of the Egyptians; He “sends” them forth and turns them loose among them
Luke, Gospel of - At first no doubt (and just because He is to be revealed as Man, and in grace to men), He is presented (in a prefatory part in which there is the most exquisite picture of the godly remnant) to Israel, to whom He had been promised, and in relationship with whom He came into this world; but afterwards this gospel presents moral principles which apply to man generally whosoever he may be, whilst yet manifesting Christ, for the moment, in the Midst of that people
Breastplate - In the Midst of all this conjecture, only two things are certain;...
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Joseph - He was the beloved one of his father: this with the intimations given to him of his future position, destined for him by God in the Midst of his family, stirred up the envy of his brethren and resulted in his being sold to the Gentiles: as the Lord was hated by His brethren the Jews, and sold by one of them
Zechariah, Prophecy of - Jerusalem is to be measured with the end in view of its being enlarged and inhabited as towns without walls — without limits: Jehovah will be a wall of fire round it, and will be the glory in its Midst: cf. Jehovah will dwell in the Midst of His people, and many nations will be joined to the Lord: Jerusalem will be His earthly centre. ...
The whole prophecy concerns God's earthly people, and is full of detail with respect to their punishment; their blessing; their Messiah, and their rejection of Him; also their future reception of Him, and His glory in their Midst
Jordan - Down through the Midst of the "plain of Jordan" there winds a ravine varying in breadth from 200 yards to half a mile, and in depth from 40 to 150 feet
Sod'om - In the Midst of the garden the four cities of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim appear to have been situated
Contribution - The motive here seems similar to Judaism, although one was to take care not to draw attention to oneself in the Midst of such giving
Heaven - The grand feature of its blessedness is represented as consisting in holy personal union and immediate face to face communion with God and the Lamb; secondarily, that the saints are led by the Lamb to living fountains of water, and fed with the fruit of the tree of life in the Midst of the paradise of God, the antitype of the former Adamic paradise
Security of the Believer - God's consistency is the basis for a Christian's security in the Midst of the world's traumas
Wealth And Materialism - To provide for the needs of those in their Midst, owners of land and property sold it and gave it to the apostles (Acts 4:34-35 )
Legs - ...
Jesus being crucified ‘in the Midst,’ the soldiers would naturally begin with the robbers who were on either side, and so come last to Him
Lily - Corruptions within, and persecutions without, the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of the heart, the lusts of the flesh, and the pride of life, the reproaches of some, and the heresies of others,...
These make the situations of the godly but too strikingly resembled by the lily in the Midst of thorns
Glory - And the Lord promiseth to be to the church, not only "a wall of fire to defend round about, but the glory in the Midst
Peace - Ezekiel spoke about the new covenant as one of “peace”: “Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the Midst of them for evermore” ( Go Out, Go Forth - In Egypt, the Lord “went out” into the Midst of the Egyptians to smite their first born ( Israel, Kingdom of - Baasha, in the Midst of the army at Gibbethon, slew the son and successor of Jeroboam; Zimri, a captain of chariots, slew the son and successor of Baasha; Omri, the captain of the host, was chosen to punish Zimri; and after a civil war of four years he prevailed over Tibni, the choice of half the people
Benhadad - Suspecting some treachery in this affair, Benhadad was informed that all his projects were revealed to his enemy by Elisha, and getting intelligence that the latter was at Dothan, he sent a detachment of his best troops to invest the city and apprehend the prophet; but they were struck with blindness at Elisha's prayer, so that they were unable to distinguish him, when he was in the Midst of them and held a conversation with them
Mountains - A revolution is the "carrying of mountains into the Midst of the sea," Psalm 46:3
Corinthians, Epistles to the - Some three years after Paul's first visit to Corinth he heard that there were divisions among them, 1 Corinthians 1:11,12 ; that there was allowed evil in their Midst, 1 Corinthians 1:1 ; and that there were some among them who said that there was no resurrection. ...
1 Corinthians 5 : This refers to the flagrant case of sin in their Midst
New Jerusalem - … For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and I will be the glory in the Midst of her. 2-7: ‘This building now built in your Midst is not that which is revealed with Me, that which was prepared beforehand here from the time when I took counsel to make Paradise, and showed it to Adam before he sinned, but when he transgressed the commandment it was removed from him, as also Paradise. : ‘But I will leave in the Midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord. : ‘I will place them [6], and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the Midst of them for evermore. …’...
Revelation 21:24-27 : ‘And the nations shall walk amidst the light thereof; and the kings of the earth do bring their glory into it. : ‘And he shewed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the Midst of the street thereof
Ste'Phen, - Again clinging to the spirit of his Master's words, he cried "Lord, lay not this sin to their charge" and instantly sank upon the ground, and, in the touching language of the narrator who then uses for the first time the words afterward applied to the departure of all Christians, but here the more remarkable from the bloody scenes in the Midst of which death took place, fell asleep
Deliver - This usage of deliverance focuses on God's removal of those who are in the Midst of trouble or danger
Thomas - On the next Lord's day, Thomas, laying aside his morbid isolation, attended the weekly assembly of disciples; though the doors were shut Jesus came and stood in the Midst with His wonted salutation, cf6 "Peace be unto you"; then saith He to Thomas, with grave yet tender reproof (showing that He knew all that had passed in Thomas's mind and all he had said to his fellow disciples), cf6 "reach here thy finger, and behold My hands, and reach here thy hand, and thrust it into My side; and be ("become", ginou ) not faithless but believing"
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As the Jews elaborated the earlier doctrine of the Messiah, and as in their thought He became more and more exalted in holiness and majesty, the impossibility of His appearance in the Midst of all the sin and shame of Israel was increasingly felt; and the character of Elijah, the holy prophet, zealous in his earthly life for the political and religious integrity of the nation, and already enshrined in tradition as having been spared death, was a fitting one to be chosen to carry on the great work of preparing Israel for the blessings of the Messianic era
James, Epistle of - The believers being in the Midst of the Israelites, some of whom merely professed faith in Christ, accounts for the apostles address to the mass and the warning to professors
Anthropomorphism - Living in the Midst of worshipers of Baal, Ashera, Astarte, and many other deities, Israel struggled against idolatry throughout its history
Garden - As first a garden is an enclosure, separated and fenced round; so the church stands in the Midst of the world's wide wilderness, gathered from it by sovereign grace
Jerusalem - ) Jerusalem is said to be the centre of the earth; and the prophet Ezekiel, (Ezekiel 38:11-12) describing the insolent threats of Gog concerning his proposed destruction of Jerusalem, calls the people of it, those who dwell in the Midst of the land, or as the margin of the Bible renders it, in the navel of the earth
Bethesda - But as then, it was the descent of an angel into the pool which gave efficacy to the waters, so now, it is by the coming of our Lord Jesus, the almighty angel of the covenant, into our Midst, that any saving effect can be derived from the purest ordinances, or forms of worship
Tabor - It has its name from its eminence, because it rises up in the Midst of a wide champaign country, called the Valley of Jezreel, or the great plain
Confusion of Tongues - In the Midst of these changes, it is reasonable to suppose that the primitive language itself, unaltered, would still be preserved in some one at least of the tribes or families of the human race
Heaven, Heavenly - ...
2: μεσουράνημα (Strong's #3321 — Noun Neuter — mesouranema — mes-oo-ran'-ay-mah ) denotes "mid-heaven," or the Midst of the heavens (mesos, "middle," and No
Caesarea Philippi - His retirement from Galilee is from the people and their religious leaders into more intimate companionship with His disciples, from His popular instruction of the multitudes and beneficent activity in their Midst to teach His faithful followers in more secluded intercourse the significance of His own person for the Kingdom He had been proclaiming, and to prepare them for His Passion. Bitter hostility from the religious leaders, failure on the part of the people to understand the character of His work, interested attention from the murderer of John the Baptist,—in the Midst of such conditions Jesus withdrew from Galilee, and from His popular preaching activity, to devote Himself to His disciples. Mark 6:14), others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah (Matthew 16:14) or one of the prophets; but in the Midst of this variety there was general agreement that Jesus, whoever else He might be, was not the Messiah. He thus encourages His disciples in the Midst of popular disaffection and unbelief, by giving them assurance with regard to His intention
House - Outside the house, so that Ehud could readily escape after slaying Eglon (Judges 3:23), and the bearers of the paralytic, unable to get to the door, could easily mount by the outside stairs to the roof, and, breaking an opening in it, let him down in the Midst of the room where Jesus was (Mark 2:4). Sometimes the granary was "in the Midst of the house" (2 Samuel 4:6)
Headship - ’ That is the presence of Christ Himself in the Midst of them. ‘Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the Midst of them
Greek Language - The stems of Greek words are modified by the addition of prefixes, by the changing of the endings of words, and by the insertion of a letter or letters in the Midst of words
Manasseh - Argob, with its sixty cities, that "ocean of basaltic rocks and boulders tossed about in the wildest confusion," lay in the Midst of this territory
Bread - The baker would die of starvation in the Midst of his breads, cakes and pies if he did not eat them
Hierocles of Alexandria, a Philosopher - A wife by her tender offices refreshes those who are wearied with external toil; she makes her husband forget those troubles which are never so active and aggressive as in the Midst of a solitary and unfriended life; sometimes questioning him on his business pursuits, or referring some domestic matter to his judgment, and taking counsel with him upon it: giving a savour and pleasure to life by her unstrained cheerfulness and alacrity
Borrow - (Exodus 3:22)...
And might there not be somewhat typical in the thing itself, in reference to the future call (as was all along intended) of the Gentile church? I beg the reader to read that sweet passage of the prophet Isaiah 19:18-25; and see the rich promises of the call of Egypt with Assyria, when the Lord shall set up the New Testament altar, even the Lord Jesus Christ, in the Midst of the land of Egypt; and five cities shall speak the language of Canaan, even the gospel language of salvation by the blood and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ
Ananias - Paul in the Midst of them, that he might justify himself
Nazareth - And one of the hills that ‘girdle quiet Nazareth’ was a perfect watch-tower, set in the Midst of the Holy Land and the mighty Roman Empire, for the young Prophet who was to give the city so great a place in history
Fox - It is recorded, in Judges 15:4-5 , that "Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the Midst between two tails; and when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives
Ath'Ens - A railway connects the Pirzeus or port with the city and its terminus stands in the Midst of what was once the Agora
Nazareth - And one of the hills that ‘girdle quiet Nazareth’ was a perfect watch-tower, set in the Midst of the Holy Land and the mighty Roman Empire, for the young Prophet who was to give the city so great a place in history
Revelation, the - After the introduction, Christ is seen in the Midst of the seven golden candlesticks, which represent the seven churches as lightbearers. Nothing is said here in the way of disapproval; the church is in a time of persecution, and is encouraged by Christ in the Midst of it. In the Midst of the throne were four living creatures, symbolical of power, firmness, intelligence, and rapidity of execution of God's government, when the throne is once taken: cf. A black horse and its rider with a balance — famine in the necessaries of life with its devastations, but a restraining 'voice' in the Midst of it
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The writer also encouraged the recipients to remain faithful in the Midst of suffering by giving them examples of others who were able to remain faithful (Hebrews 11:1-39 ). Those who remain obedient to God in the Midst of suffering are able to do so by means of their faith, because “to have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see” (Hebrews 11:1 TEV)
Life - Long life is viewed as the evidence of divine favor (Exodus 20:12 ; Deuteronomy 5:16 ; Psalm 21:4 ; 91:16 ; Proverbs 10:27 ; Isaiah 65:20 ), so to die in the Midst of one's years was a calamity (Isaiah 38:10-14 ; Jeremiah 11:22 ; Lamentations 2:21 ). Central and vital to life in paradise was access to the tree of life in the Midst of the garden of Eden (Genesis 2:9 )
Lord's Supper, the - Second, Christians are to rejoice in the living presence of the Lord Jesus in their Midst as they remember his atoning, sacrificial death. Third, the early church encountered the vital presence of Jesus Christ not in the bread and wine as such but in his presence in their Midst and in their hearts
Damascus - These rivers made Damascus an oasis in the Midst of the desert
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‘Jesus saith, I stood in the Midst of the world, and in the flesh was I seen of them, and I found all men drunken, and none found I athirst among them, and my soul grieveth over the sons of men, because they are blind in their heart and see not
Fasting - " (Exodus 28:38) Our fast sins, our prayer sins, our ordinance sins, all need the cleansing laver of his blood to take away, and but for this there could be no acceptation of our persons, but the holy jealousy of the Lord in the Midst of fasting, prayer and humiliation, might consume us on our very knees
Deliver, Deliverance, Deliverer - Accordingly the meaning "out of the Midst of" cannot be pressed in 1 Thessalonians 1:10
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(10) It ceases when they gain the promised rest, for faith then gives place to sight and the wilderness manna to the fruit of the tree of life in the Midst of the paradise of God (Revelation 2:7; Revelation 22:2; Revelation 22:14)
City - Mesha, king of Moab, tells in his famous inscription how, as there was ‘no cistern in the Midst of’ a certain city, he ‘said to all the people: make you each a cistern in his house’ (cf
Providence - What it does provide is the assurance of God's presence in the Midst of the stormy tempests of life
River - It is found in Revelation 22:1-2, ‘And he shewed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the Midst of the street thereof
Virtue - ‘That is a reminder that the churches were composed of converts from heathenism, and lived in the Midst of a heathen environment’ (R
Gad - Mentioned only in 2 Samuel 24:5 , and there the text should read ‘in the Midst of the valley towards Gad,’ the valley ( wady ) here being the Arnon (wh
Shekinah - Another example where the same idea may be implicit is Matthew 18:20 ‘Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the Midst of them’; compare with this Pirke Aboth iii
Mouth - The woman in the Midst may represent the fact that commerce and business have invaded society, and in a large measure controls the morals and actions of people everywhere
Jacob - He then feigned that he would follow Esau to Seir, but turned aside to Shechem, where he bought the portion of a field, thus settling down for his own ease in the Midst of the Canaanites, instead of going to Beth-el, God's house, from whence he had started
Antiochus - In the Midst of their success, both young Antiochus and Lysias were assassinated by Demetrius I
Trees - Each type of a tree represents a different truth as follows:...
Palm tree - it represents the individual Christian life living for GOD in the Midst of adverse conditions such as the palm tree has in the desert
Fellowship - John, strive hard to maintain this exclusiveness in their churches-not for reasons of utility, as in the case of the Greek clubs; not from national prejudice, as in the case of the Jewish synagogues; but from the standpoint of Christian morals: the fulfilment of the high ordinances of the gospel is only possible in the Midst of a Christian congregation (1 Corinthians 6:1-11)
Praise - 22:22 is even clearer: “I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the Midst of the congregation will I praise thee
Mouth - 28:32 uses this word to mean an “opening” in a tunic around which a collar would be woven: “And there shall be a hole in the top of it, in the Midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of a habergeon, that it be not rent
Hebrew Language - It is said to have been preserved in the Midst of the confusion at Babel, in the family of Heber, or Eber, who, as it is alleged, was not concerned in the building of Babel, and, consequently, did not share in the punishment inflicted on the actual transgressors
Jacob - He then feigned that he would follow Esau to Seir, but turned aside to Shechem, where he bought the portion of a field, thus settling down for his own ease in the Midst of the Canaanites, instead of going to Beth-el, God's house, from whence he had started
Isaac - But he allows his father to choose for him a suitable partner in life; and Rebekah was selected from among his own kindred, in preference to the daughters of Canaan, in the Midst of whom he dwelt
Eclipse - In the Midst of a total lunar eclipse, the moon's disk is frequently visible, and of a deep red or copperish colour
Job, Book of - (Job 38:41 ) From the Midst of the storm Jehovah speaks
Passover - )...
The fourth and last Passover the Lord Jesus honoured in the observance was, as is recorded by all the evangelists, when in the Midst of it he summed up and finished the whole shadow of types and ordinances in that one offering of himself upon the cross, whereby "he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified
Plagues of Egypt - Still, however, in the Midst of judgment, God remembered mercy; he gave a gracious warning to the Egyptians, to avoid, if they chose, the threatened calamity: "Send, therefore, now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; every man and beast that shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die. ...
The tenth plague was announced to Pharaoh with much solemnity: "Thus saith the Lord, About midnight will I go out into the Midst of Egypt, and all the first-born in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even to the first-born of the maid- servant that is behind the mill; and all the first-born of cattle. ...
"For when all things were wrapt in still silence, ...
And night, in her proper speed, holding her mid course, Thy all powerful oracle leapt down from heaven, ...
Out of the royal throne, a fierce warrior, ...
Into the Midst of the land of destruction, Wielding a sharp sword, thine unfeigned command, ...
And standing up, he filled the whole with death, ...
He touched the heavens, indeed, but trod upon the earth!" ...
"And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and he called for," or sent to, "Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the Lord, as ye said; take also your flocks and your herds, and be gone; and bless me also
Tabernacle - The tabernacle represents God dwelling in the Midst of Israel, and Israel drawing nigh to God through atonement and with offerings, prayers, and praises. The tabernacle was now erected on the first day of the second year from the Exodus, no longer "far off," but in the Midst of the camp
Thomas - "Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, came Jesus and stood in the Midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. "Then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the Midst, and said, Peace be unto you
Judas - This was the Judas which spake to Christ in the Midst of our Lord's sermon, and said, "Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?" (John 14:22) He is the Jude to whom, under the Holy Ghost, we are indebted for that precious morsel of gospel truth which is contained in the Epistle that bears his name. " (Job 1:6) But was the meeting unhallowed to the sons of God because the devil came in the Midst? Were the apostles of Christ less apostles because Judas was "numbered with them, and had obtained part of this ministry?" (Acts 1:17) And surely if the Lord Jesus, well knowing as he did whom he had chosen, was pleased to number him for a time with the apostles, might he not for a time also allow him to sit down with the apostles at the same table? Yea, did not the Lord Jesus expressly tell the church, that these things were his own appointment, and perfectly known in all their consequences by his divine mind, when he said, "Have I not chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?" (John 6:70) If choosing Judas to be an apostle, at the time Christ knew that he was a devil, did not in the least contaminate the rest of the apostles, neither injure the cause of Jesus, it must undeniably follow, that his being present at the supper could not pollute the supper, nor the faithful partakers of the supper
Crimes And Punishments - When Israel failed to purge the offender and rebellion against God's Law from their Midst, God punished Israel (Leviticus 18:26-28 ; Leviticus 26:3-45 ; Deuteronomy 28:1 )
Vine - The "fence" may represent the law, the "stones" gathered out Jerome thinks are the idols; the "tower" the temple "in the Midst" of Judaea; the "winepress," generally hewn out of the rocky soil, the altar
Crucifixion - Hanging thus quite near the ground, Jesus, in the Midst of His last agonies, was all the more exposed to the jeers and insults of the bystanders and passers-by
Kingdom of God - We might express it as follows: God is graciously giving salvation as a free gift (extending His kingdom) to anyone who will receive it (enter the kingdom) through His Son Jesus Christ, and this salvation begins now (the kingdom is in the Midst of you) and will be completed in the future (the kingdom will come like a thief in the night)
Lazarus - A crowd followed Him thither, and in the Midst of His beneficent activities of teaching and healing tidings reached Him that His friend had fallen sick
Lebanon - of Tripoli, is a great semicircular group of mountains, sometimes known as the ‘Cedar group,’ on account of the famous group of these trees in their Midst, where the highest point, Jebel Mukhmal , reaches 10, 207 feet, and several other points are almost as lofty
Lamb - ...
According to Revelation 5:6, in the central place before the throne, in the Midst of the four and twenty elders, and the four living creatures, the Revelationist turned to see a Lion, symbol of majesty and overmastering power, when lo! instead of a lion he beheld a Lamb, standing, bearing still the wound by which He was slain in sacrifice, yet with the emblems of power and wisdom in the highest degree
Spitting - ...
Let the reader pause over the solemn and affecting subject; let his faith take wing, and flee to the solemn spot of Gethsemane, Pilate's hall, and Mount Calvary; let him in imagination behold the meek and unoffending lamb of God in the Midst of the bulls of Bashau, and view him giving his back to the smiters, and his cheeks to them that plucked off his hair, and hiding not his face from shame and spitting; let him behold the crown of thorns, and the reed for a sceptre, and the gorgeous robe, the bowing of the knee in mockery, and the wagging of the head in derision, spitting in his face, blindfolding him, and striking him with the palms of their hands; let him behold all these forming a horrid mixture of cruelties, and the whole will serve, in some measure though faintly, to represent the Redeemer's sufferings in this particular. ...
And amidst all these instances of mockery and shame, so cruelly and wantonly poured upon the sacred person of Jesus, there was one to heighten all, which I believe never before was heard of in the annals of mankind, in the vilest malefactor which ever suffered death for his crimes; I mean when the rabble mocked at the dying prayers of Jesus, and endeavoured to turn them into ridicule. " (Psalms 69:19-20) When therefore, under the pressure of a broken heart, Jesus cried out, "Eli, Eli, why hast thou forsaken me?" instantly they perverted the cry of Jesus, and jeered him, as if instead of calling as he did, upon his God and Father, he had called for one that was no helper, in Elias, and cruelly insulted him with adding,"Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him!"...
Reader, I would only add, amidst the glories of Jesus, in the hall of Pilate, and on the cross, do not overlook the glory of the Son of God in the voluntary shame he endured
Circumcision - The Judaizing party found that an uncircumcised Gentile-Titus-had been brought into their Midst, and they immediately demanded his circumcision
Habakkuk - Habakkuk, compelled to live in the Midst of violent wrong-doing, contempt of religion manifesting itself in the oppression of the righteous by the wicked, complains strongly of the silence and indifference of God
Good - 2:9, ṭôb contrasted with evil has moral overtones: “… the tree of life also in the Midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil
Magnify - 12:6: “… Great is the Holy One of Israel in the Midst of thee
Water - Sailors in the Midst of a violent storm “mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths” ( Jehu - Jehu was then at the siege of Ramoth-Gilead, commanding the army of Joram, the king of Israel, when a young prophet appeared, who took him aside from the officers of the army, in the Midst of whom he was sitting, and, when alone in a chamber, poured oil on his head, and said to him, "Thus saith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel; thou shalt smite the house of Ahab, and avenge the blood of the prophets which hath been shed by Jezebel
Circumcision - The Judaizing party found that an uncircumcised Gentile-Titus-had been brought into their Midst, and they immediately demanded his circumcision
Animals - The form ἄρνας is confined to Luke 10:3 ‘Behold, I send you forth as lambs into the Midst of wolves. 5, ‘Ye shall be as lambs (ἀραια) in the Midst of wolves. as lambs) into the Midst of wolves (Matthew 10:16, Luke 10:3)
Samuel - The schools of the prophets, thus originated, and afterwards established also at Gibeah, Bethel, Gilgal, and Jericho, exercised an important influence on the national character and history of the people in maintaining pure religion in the Midst of growing corruption
Sign - The goal of the Exodus signs is the knowledge that “I am the LORD (in the Midst of the earth)” (Genesis 9:12-176 ; Exodus 8:22 ; Exodus 10:2 ) and that “the LORD is God; there is no other besides him” (Deuteronomy 4:34-35 NRSV)
Peter, First, Theology of - Because of their conversion to Christ these people had been alienated from their culture and their former friends (1:14,18; 2:9; 4:3-4), and the letter encourages them in the Midst of slander, personal abuse, and ostracism (1:6; 2:12; 3:15-16; 4:4)
Praise - The author of Hebrews quotes the psalter: "In the Midst of the assembly I will praise you" (Hebrews 2:12 )
Feet - So the Lord equips His people to overcome obstacles, and to live happy lives in the Midst of difficulties
Gather - The verb is used in this sense to refer to “divine judgment”: “As they gathered silver, and brass … into the Midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury ( Ararat - It is a detached mountain in form of a sugar loaf, in the Midst of a very extensive plain, consisting of two summits; the lesser, more sharp and pointed; the higher, which is that of the ark, lies north-west of it, and raises its head far above the neighbouring mountains, and is covered with perpetual snow. A vast plain, peopled with countless villages; the towers and spires of the churches of Eitch-mai-adzen, arising from amidst them; the glittering waters of the Araxes, flowing through the fresh green of the vale; and the subordinate range of mountains, skirting the base of the awful monument of the antediluvian world
Marriage - The bridegroom was carried in the arms of a friend, and placed in a superb seat in the Midst of the company, where he sat a short time, and them went into the house, the door of which was immediately shut, and guarded by sepoys
Leovigild, Arian King of the Visigoths - Fronimius of Agde to hold fast her orthodox profession in the Midst of the Arian family into which she had married, and who no doubt expected her to become an Arian
Grace - The procession continues into the desert, where it stops so that they can offer sacrifices with the ark in their Midst. Hence, in 1 Corinthians 15:10 , in the Midst of an emotional defense of his apostleship despite the fact that he had persecuted the church of God, Paul says that he is what he is by the grace of God. Similarly, grace is seen as being in the Midst of our present Christian life
Omnipresence - ...
Another important passage is " translation="">Matthew 18:20 ‘Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the Midst of them. If we assume the genuineness of the words above cited, they seem to show that Christ’s Messianic consciousness included the ability to fulfil such OT predictions as " translation="">Joel 2:27 ‘Ye shall know that I am in the Midst of Israel’; " translation="">Zephaniah 3:17 ‘The Lord thy God in the Midst of thee is mighty
Leviticus, Theology of - ), but the most important theological issue from the point of view of the historical situation is the "presence" of God in the Midst of Israel. All of these concerns reflect primarily on the fact that the Lord was dwelling in the Midst of Israel
Apocalyptic Literature - 1 36 and 72 104, in the Midst of which are, however, numerous interpolations (see iv. Written in the Midst of national misery, it is not able to see any relief except in the creation of a new world
Games - From this custom, Chrysostom draws a fine comparison: "As the judges in the races and other games, expose in the Midst of the stadium, to the view of the champions, the crowns which they were to receive; in like manner, the Lord, by the mouth of his prophets, has placed the prizes in the Midst of the course, which he designs for those who have the courage to contend for them
Palestine - ...
Palestine, "set in the Midst" (Ezekiel 5:5 ) of all other lands, is the most remarkable country on the face of the earth. Wine-presses cut in the rocks, endless terraces, and the ruins of old vineyard towers are now found amidst solitudes overgrown for ages with thorns and thistles, or with wild shrubs and poor gnarled scrub" (Geikie's Life of Christ)
Solomon - A petty nation, which for hundreds of years has with difficulty maintained a separate existence in the Midst of warlike tribes, each of which has in turn exercised dominion over it and oppressed it, is suddenly raised by the genius of a soldier-monarch to glory and greatness
Justification - Even in the Midst of Israel's rebellion, Hosea vividly portrayed God saying to them, “How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel?” (Hosea 11:8 NIV)
Tears - It can hardly have been merely such a prayer as that of Hezekiah when he turned his face to the wall and wept sore on being told that his sickness was mortal (2 Kings 20:1-3), or that of the Psalmist who, as he mingled his drink with weeping, said: ‘O my God, take me not away in the Midst of my days’ (Psalms 102:9; Psalms 102:24)
Promise - We may define God's promise this way: the divine declaration or assurance made at first to Eve, Shem, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and then to the whole nation of Israel that: (1) He would be their God, (2) they would be His people, and (3) He would dwell in their Midst
Number - He died in the Midst of the last of the 70 weeks; the three and a half which seemed the world's triumph over Him was immediately followed by their defeat in His resurrection (John 12:31)
Servant of the Lord - Christ's submission in the Midst of unjust threats is linked to verse 9 (1 Peter 2:22 ), and the substitutionary nature of Christ's death is derived from verses 4,11 (1 Peter 2:24 )
Red Heifer - Then the priest was to take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the Midst of the burning of the heifer
Jesus, the Lord - ...
In Mark He is viewed as the Son and Servant of God, acting and speaking for God in the Midst of the circumstances of sin and sorrow into which He had entered
Paul - He was severe however to the Corinthians when they were allowing sin in their Midst, and to them he had to assert his apostolic authority when traducers were seeking to nullify his influence among them
Zechariah, Book of - In the Midst of that turmoil, God raised two prophets, Haggai and Zechariah, to urge finishing the Temple
Elijah - This remarkable prophet is introduced abruptly in scripture in the Midst of the apostasy of the kingdom of Israel, which was brought to a head in the reign of Ahab
Millennium - And who knows but the present convulsions among different nations; the overthrow which popery has had in places where it has been so dominant for hundreds of years; the fulfilment of prophecy respecting infidels, and the falling away of many in the last times; and yet in the Midst of all, the number of missionaries sent into different parts of the world, together with the increase of Gospel ministers; the thousands of ignorant children that have been taught to read the Bible, and the vast number of different societies that have been lately instituted for the benevolent purpose of informing the minds and impressing the hearts of the ignorant; who knows, I say, but what these things are the forerunners of events of the most delightful nature, and which may usher in the happy morn of that bright and glorious day when the whole world shall be filled with his glory, and all the ends of the earth see the salvation of our God? ...
See Hopkins on the Millen
Abraham - These he divided in the Midst, except the birds, and laid them one against another
Matthew, Gospel by - ...
In Matthew 18 the Lord furnishes instruction as to the order and ways of the kingdom, including the dealing with an offending brother, and again speaks of 'the church,' and of its voice of authority, though it was then future; and adds the marvellous declaration as to where His presence would be vouchsafed, a place morally distant from the then existing temple and its priesthood: "Where two or three are gathered together unto my name, there am I in the Midst of them
Elijah - This remarkable prophet is introduced abruptly in scripture in the Midst of the apostasy of the kingdom of Israel, which was brought to a head in the reign of Ahab
Poverty of Spirit - The poor, whom men despised and pitied, were the truly rich; a wonderful inheritance was reserved for them, and was already ‘theirs,’ in the Midst of their seeming poverty
Proselyte (2) - The Greek-speaking Jews, who were to be found in all the great cities of the Roman Empire, carried the Knowledge of the Mosaic Law into the Midst of heathendom, and presented their faith in a form calculated to win the approval of their neighbours
Millenarians - The Lord's special presence and residence will then be in the Midst of his people. Christ hath promised to be with his people in every period of the church, even unto the end of the world, Matthew 28:20 , and that he will be in the Midst even of two or three of them when gathered together in his name, Matthew 18:20 . The Lord, having promised to raise Israel out of their graves, to gather them from among the Heathen, and bring them into the church and kingdom of Christ, as one fold having one shepherd, adds, "And I will set my sanctuary in the Midst of them for evermore; my tabernacle also shall be with them; yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people," Ezekiel 37:11-27
Moses - And while he was instructed "in all the wisdom of the Egyptians," and bred up in the Midst of a luxurious court, he acquired at home the knowledge of the promised redemption of Israel; and, "by faith" in the Redeemer Christ, "refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; esteeming the reproach of Christ," or persecution for Christ's sake, "greater riches than the treasures of Egypt: for he had respect to the recompense of reward," Exodus 2:1-10 ; Acts 7:20-22 ; Hebrews 11:23-26 ; or looked forward to a future state. ...
At length, when the oppression of the Israelites was come to the full, and they cried to God for succour, and the king was dead, and all the men in Egypt that sought his life, "the God of glory" appeared to Moses in a flame of fire, from the Midst of a bush, and announced himself as "the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob," under the titles of Jahoh and AEhjeh, expressive of his unity and sameness; and commissioned him first to make known to the Israelites the divine will for their deliverance; and next to go with the elders of Israel to Pharaoh, requiring him, in the name of "the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, to suffer the people to go three, days' journey into the wilderness, to sacrifice unto the Lord their God," after such sacrifices had been long intermitted during their bondage; for the Egyptians had sunk into bestial polytheism, and would have stoned them, had they attempted to sacrifice to their principal divinities, the apis, or bull, &c, in the land itself: foretelling, also, the opposition they would meet with from the king, the mighty signs and wonders that would finally compel his assent, and their spoiling of the Egyptians, by asking or demanding of them (not borrowing) jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, (by way of wages or compensation for their services,) as originally declared to Abraham, that "they should go out from thence with great substance,"...
Genesis 15:14 ; Exodus 2:23-25 ; Exodus 3:2-22 ; Exodus 8:25-26 . "The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a prophet, from the Midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me: unto him shall ye hearken," Deuteronomy 18:15-19
Messiah - The influence of the first and the last is clear in Ezekiel 34:23-31 ‘And I will set over them a shepherd, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; … and I the Lord will be a God unto them, and my servant David a prince in their Midst. In the closing verses (14–20) of Zephaniah (obviously an addition belonging to the late-exilic or early post-exilic period) it is Jahweh who is Israel’s King in the Midst of His people, their mighty Hero who wards off the nation’s foes (Haggai 2:15-19)
Exodus - In the Midst of the Passover feast, before the dawn of the 15th day of the month Abib (our April nearly), which was to be to them henceforth the beginning of the year, as it was the commencement of a new epoch in their history, every family, with all that appertained to it, was ready for the march, which instantly began under the leadership of the heads of tribes with their various sub-divisions
Fall - In Genesis 2:9 the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil grow together in the Midst of the garden; in Genesis 2:17 the second alone is made the test of man’s obedience
Spirituality - For this reason, obedience to the law is central in Hebrew spirituality, for the law of God is virtually the presence of God in his people's Midst
Moses - When the Israelite tribes were camped in order around the tabernacle, God's presence was indeed in their Midst
Prophets, the - Beyond and above all, there is God's universal government; in which everything is in result to be made subject to the Messiah, while God's promises are made good to Israel, for all Israel will again be brought into blessing, with Jehovah in their Midst surrounded with glory, and the nations will be blessed with them
Persia - As Moses heard God speaking in the Midst of the fire, so Zoroaster pretends
Language - And as to the perfection in which the human organs are framed and fitted for the formation of articulate sounds, this is clearly an argument for believing that God immediately blessed man with the use of speech, and gave him wherewithal to exert those organs to their proper ends; for this is surely as credible, as that when he gave him an appetite for food, and proper organs to eat and to digest it, he did not leave him to seek painfully for a necessary supply, (till his offence had made such a search his curse and punishment,) but placed him at once in the Midst of abundant plenty
Premeditation - There He speaks of the inevitable destruction of the Temple and the officialism it had so long stood for (Matthew 24:1 || Mark 13:1, Luke 21:5); there He weeps over the lost possibilities of Jerusalem, that ancient home of faith (Luke 19:42); and there, from the Midst of His own agony and sorrow, He can bid the women of the city weep for the downfall that is to come, ‘for yourselves and for your children’ (Luke 23:28)
Ideal - That this, and not the marginal readings ‘among you’ [2], ‘in the Midst of you’ [3], is the proper rendering, seems to be confirmed by the second of the ‘New Sayings of Jesus’ discovered by Grenfell and Hunt (cf. And He summed up the whole matter when He set a little child in the Midst and said, ‘Except ye turn and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven’ (Matthew 18:3 ||; cf
Humility - At their next interview the Master of men set a child in the Midst of His disciples, and shamed them out of their unworthy temper. This astonishing incident left an ineffaceable impression (1 Peter 5:5), and warranted the literal saying: ‘I am in the Midst of you as he that serveth’ (Luke 22:27)
Red Sea - And surely the depth of the sea was no impediment, when the Lord divided it by "a strong east wind," which blew across the sea all that night, and made the bottom of the sea dry land; "and the children of Israel went into the Midst of the sea upon the dry ground, and the waters were a wall unto them, on their right hand and on their left," Exodus 14:21-22 . The Egyptians did not find out their mistake till the "morning appeared," or till day-break, when the rear of the Israelites had gained the shore, and the Egyptians had reached the middle of the sea, and their whole host had entered into it: then, indeed, they attempted to fly back, but in vain; for "their chariot wheels were broken off, so that they drave them heavily, and their host was troubled" by the Lord, who looked or frowned upon them through the cloudy pillar of fire, and overwhelmed all their host in the Midst of the sea; when the sea suddenly returned to his strength at the signal of Moses stretching forth his hand over it, Exodus 14:24-28
Egypt - Ezekiel was at Babylon: and in his prophecy (Ezekiel 29:1-16 ) he foretells the humbling of Egypt and their king, "the great dragon that lieth in the Midst of his rivers. 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
Confess, Confession - This acknowledging before God of the sins of the nation as a whole (an acknowledgment in which individual Israelites were to take part) was a necessary prerequisite for God's mercy and restoring grace in the Midst of judgment
James, the Letter - In James 5:7-11James returns to the subject, citing both Job and the prophets as appropriate examples of patience in the Midst of tribulation
Predestination - ...
The references to predestination in Romans 8:29 and Romans 8:30 come in the Midst of a section of Scripture on salvation and spiritual struggle
Obadiah, Book of - in clause a , sing, in b ) and which may be an aside in the Midst of the address, but is more probably an Interpolation; and Obadiah 1:8-9 (together with the last clause of Obadiah 1:7 ), which speak of Edom in the 3rd person and unmistakably regard the disaster as still future: these verses are best regarded as an addition by an editor who wished the prophetic interpretation of past fact to be read as a prophetic description of the future
Vengeance (2) - He warned the Twelve, as He sent them out on their mission (Matthew 10), that they would suffer hatred, persecution, even death, for His sake; and charged them to be, in the Midst of wolves, ‘wise as serpents and harmless as doves’ (Matthew 10:16), in the endurance of their sufferings to have no fear, but to rely on God
Freedom - Undoubtedly, Paul's writing parallels some ideas current in his day, such as the emphasis on internal freedom even in the Midst of social slavery (cf
Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ - In the Midst of this brightness there seems to have been sometimes a human shape and figure
Claim - A neighbour can be put to any inconvenience on behalf of a stranger guest in their Midst (Luke 11:5-8)
Confession (of Sin) - In the Midst of His public career He characterizes the generation to which He appealed as an evil generation because of its unwillingness to repent (Luke 11:29; Luke 11:32)
Stephen - ...
The members of the council, remembering probably the use of similar language by Jesus when on trial before them (Matthew 26:64), being at all events resolved to treat as blasphemy Stephen's assertion of the divine exaltation of Him whom they had crucified, cried aloud, stopped their ear's (unconsciously realizing Stephen's picture of them: Acts 7:51; Psalms 58:4), ran upon him with one accord (contrast "with one accord," Acts 4:24), and cast him out of the city (as was the custom in order to put out from the Midst of them such a pollution: 1 Kings 21:13; Luke 4:29; Hebrews 13:12) and stoned him, all sharing in the execution, the witnesses casting the first stones (Deuteronomy 13:9-10; Deuteronomy 17:7; John 8:7), after having stripped off the outer garments for greater ease in the bloody work, and laid them at the feet of Saul who thereby signified his consent to Stephen's execution (Acts 8:1; Acts 22:20)
Euric, King of Toulouse - After besieging Clermont in 474, Euric withdrew into winter quarters, while Sidonius and Ecdicius, in the Midst of devastated country, organized fresh resistance
Mill - The grinding of corn at so early an hour throws light on a passage of considerable obscurity: "And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ishbosheth, who lay on a bed at noon; and they came thither into the Midst of the house, as though they would have fetched wheat, and they smote him under the fifth rib; and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped," 2 Samuel 4:5-7
Exodus - According to the Bible, God caused a "strong east wind" to blow; the deep waters were sundered, and "gathered together;" "the floods stood upright as a heap;" "the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the Midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand and on their left
Ecclesiastes - Moreover, in the Midst of the despair and the faith there are scattered proverbs, somewhat frigid and didactic, often with no relevance to the context
Hebrews - In the time of Moses, he dwelt among his people as a king in his palace, or in the Midst of his camp; always ready to be consulted, promulgating all needful laws, and giving specific directions in all emergencies
Peraea - Besides these towns, many other powerful Hellenistic communities sprang into existence, and flourished in the Midst of a population from which they were separated by their distinctive culture, and, in so far as it was Jewish, by the practice of heathen worship
Babylon - Within the city was the temple of Belus, or Jupiter, which Herodotus describes as a square of two stadia, or a quarter of a mile: in the Midst of which arose the celebrated tower, to which both the same writer, and Strabo, give an elevation of one stadium, or 660 feet; and the same measure at its base; the whole being divided into eight separate towers, one above another, of decreasing dimensions to the summit; where stood a chapel, containing a couch, table, and other things of gold. And not aware of the presence of an enemy in the Midst of Babylon, the king himself, (who had been roused from his revelry by the hand writing on the wall,) excited by the warlike tumult at the gates, commanded those within to examine from whence it arose; and according to the same word, by which "the gates" (leading from the river to the city) "were not shut, the loins of kings were loosed to open before Cyrus the two-leaved gates" of the palace. Cyrus, after the capture of the city, made a great display of his cavalry in the presence of the Babylonians, and in the Midst of Babylon. Instead of taking the bricks from thence, the shepherd might very readily erect a defence from wild beasts, and make a fold for his flock amidst the heaps of Babylon; and the Arab who fearlessly traverses it by day, might pitch his tent by night
Type - The forward look of their own Scriptures was apparent to the Jews themselves; to the apostles it had become evident that what prophets and psalmists looked for was now in their very Midst. The Garden of Eden prefigures and anticipates ‘the Paradise of God’ (Revelation 2:7); the tree of life in the Midst of the garden (Genesis 2:9), from which fallen man had to be debarred (Revelation 3:22), another tree of life, whose fruit is given to be eaten (Revelation 2:7) and whose leaves are for the healing of the nations (Revelation 22:2)
Roman Law in the nt - It was rather a University court, ‘in the Midst of’ which (Acts 17:22) the Apostle made his defence as a teacher. ‘In the Midst of Mars’ Hill’ as a topographical expression would hardly be possible
Little Ones - Setting a little child in their Midst, He exhorts them to see in it a type of the children of the Kingdom, and to seek to become like it if they would be greatest in that Kingdom (cf. Riddle, in recognition of their weakness in themselves in the Midst of the persecution of the world
Atonement (2) - This fact, reinforced by successive appearances of the risen Christ whether to individuals or the assembled disciples, led to the further conviction, the ultimate root of the doctrine of the Atonement, that Jesus of Nazareth, crucified, risen, ascended, was present in the Midst of the Christian congregation. The first corporate act of the disciples was to claim the promise to be present in the Midst of two or three gathered in His name (Matthew 18:20), by calling upon their Master to choose into the Apostolate one of two set before Him conceived as invisibly present (Acts 1:15-26)
Peter, First Epistle of - ...
It must be pure and honourable in the Midst of the heathen,1 Peter 2:11-12 1 Peter 2:11-12 . ...
( b ) Exhortation to resignation, watchfulness, and trust in the Midst of the terrible sufferings that are being endured by the brotherhood everywhere, 1 Peter 5:6-11 1 Peter 5:6-11
Thessalonians, Second Epistle to the - ...
Salutation (Acts 1:1-2 ); thanksgiving (with prayer) for their growth in faith and love in the Midst of affliction patiently endured, with assurance of God’s vengeance upon their persecutors ( Acts 1:3-12 ); warning that the ‘day of the Lord’ is not yet, but must be heralded by certain signs ( Acts 2:1-12 ); renewed thanksgiving, exhortation, and prayer ( Acts 2:13-17 )
Lord's Prayer, the - ...
In Luke the prayer comes in the Midst of Jesus' journey to Jerusalem (Luke 9:51-19:46 )
Simple, Simplicity - And, as we study His conduct and character as He moves in the Midst of friends and foes, we can see how unfailingly that life of single-hearted devotion to God is marked by insight and wisdom; courage and calm; stedfastness and consistency; beauty and strength; loyalty, patience, and heroism; righteousness, truth, and love; grace, majesty, and blessedness
Labour (2) - ...
A charge, which has been brought again and again against the Christian religion, is that it is too exclusive in its other-worldliness to be of practical value in the Midst of life’s stern realities
Jeremiah, Book of - Jeremiah is established in his office, to which he had been sanctified from his birth as prophet to the nations, Israel having been set in the Midst of the Gentiles as the direct centre of God's government in the earth
Abraham - , John 4:12, the same question is addressed by the woman of Samaria to Christ: ‘Art thou greater than our father Jacob,’—the Dispenser of the new water with its marvellous properties than the actual giver of the well? It was natural and inevitable that one of the questions that more particularly forced itself upon the attention of His contemporaries should be the relation of the Teacher, who had arisen in their Midst and who claimed so great things, not only to the earlier prophets, but to the patriarchs and ancestors of the Jewish nation
Tabernacle - Wherever they encamped, it was pitched in the Midst of their tents, which were set up in a quadrangular form, under their respective standards, at a distance from the tabernacle of two thousand cubits; while Moses and Aaron, with the priests and Levites, occupied a place between them
Abraham - , John 4:12, the same question is addressed by the woman of Samaria to Christ: ‘Art thou greater than our father Jacob,’—the Dispenser of the new water with its marvellous properties than the actual giver of the well? It was natural and inevitable that one of the questions that more particularly forced itself upon the attention of His contemporaries should be the relation of the Teacher, who had arisen in their Midst and who claimed so great things, not only to the earlier prophets, but to the patriarchs and ancestors of the Jewish nation
Humility - At their next interview the Master of men set a child in the Midst of His disciples, and shamed them out of their unworthy temper. This astonishing incident left an ineffaceable impression (1 Peter 5:5), and warranted the literal saying: ‘I am in the Midst of you as he that serveth’ (Luke 22:27)
Wisdom - ...
The writers of Proverbs, for the most part, stand firmly upon the old paths; in the Midst of mental and moral chaos and flux they insist upon adherence to the old standards of truth and goodness, and they promise success to all who heed their instruction
Jacob - However, in the Midst of the all-too-human quarrels over family and fortune, God was at work protecting and prospering His blessed
Sayings (Unwritten) - ’...
(b) ‘I stood in the Midst of the world, and in the flesh was I seen of them, and I found all men drunken, and none found I athirst among them; and my soul grieveth over the sons of men, because they are blind in their heart, and see not
Walk (2) - ’ This use of περιπατεῖν is also found in Revelation 2:1 of our Lord’s life of activity in His exalted state: ‘walketh in the Midst of the seven golden candlesticks,’ as if journeying forth by the circular route which, after traversing all the Churches mentioned, returns to Ephesus (Ramsay, Letters to the Seven Churches, ‘Letter to the Church in Ephesus,’ Introduction)
Idol, Idolatry - From the beginning the threat of idolatry was in the Midst of Israel
Isaiah - To comfort all the truly pious, in the Midst of all the calamities and judgments denounced against the wicked, with prophetic promises of the true Messiah, which seem almost to anticipate the Gospel history, so clearly do they foreshow the divine character of Christ
David - Samuel anointed David "in the Midst of his brethren," 1 Samuel 16:13; and the Spirit of God was from that day specially upon him
Plagues, the Ten, - --Before the tenth plague Moses went to warn Pharaoh: "Thus saith the Lord, about midnight will I go out into the Midst of Egypt; and all the first-born in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne even to the first-born of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the first-born of beasts
Jordan - The priests then stood in the Midst of the dry river bed until all Israel crossed over
Jephthah - "...
She only begged two months to bewail with her fellows her virginity, amidst the surrounding valleys and mountains (margin 37). a mob of runaway Ephraimites in the Midst of the two noblest tribes, Ephraim and Manasseh (compare 1 Samuel 25:10)
Ideas (Leading) - ’...
The sentence (Luke 17:21) ‘The kingdom of God is within you’ (ἑντος ὑμῶν) is capable of being translated, ‘The kingdom of God is in the Midst of you,’ and this rendering suits the context better than any other, for the saying was addressed to the Pharisees. The words occur in the Second Saying, and in a connexion which precludes the translation’ in the Midst of you
Son of God - The promise, ‘Lo, I am with you alway,’ has likewise a parallel in Matthew 18:20 ‘Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the Midst of them. John, we begin to perceive that the figure which stands in the Midst is not so different as it appears at first sight from the one we have just been studying
Boyhood of Jesus - —‘And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the Midst of the doctors ((Revised Version margin) ‘or teachers’), both hearing them, and asking them questions’ (Luke 2:48). ’...
A discussion has been raised as to the meaning of ‘in the Midst’ (ἐν μέσῳ)
John, the Gospel by - ...
Passing through the Midst of them the Lord went on His way, and in John 9 gives sight to a man born blind. Then we have a picture of the assembly gathered in the truth of this relationship, in the Midst of which He Himself took His place
Personality - He was satisfied, therefore, that they should be with Him (Mark 3:14), sure that afterwards they would become ‘fishers of men’ (Matthew 4:19), ‘lambs in the Midst of wolves’ (Luke 10:3), all because of His influence on their character. (Is it on this account that ‘the least in the kingdom of heaven’ is greater than John the great individualist?) Another great saying which suggests that we are more than ourselves through Christ, is, ‘Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the Midst of them’ (Matthew 18:20); and yet one more, ‘Lo, I am with you all the days’ (Matthew 28:20)
Timothy, Epistles to - As the former are mentioned in the Midst of regulations concerning deacons, they probably are not the deacons’ ‘ wives ’ (as AV Liberty - ...
It remains briefly to point out that not only does the term ‘redemption’ (applied to the work of Christ in opening to men this new experience of life) derive from the social state in the Midst of which Christianity was burn, but ‘adoption’ as used by St
God - It expresses the diversity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit in the Midst of the unity of God's being
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
Ishmael - When they came into the Midst of the city, or of the courtyard (Josephus), he closed the entrances and butchered all, except ten who promised, if spared, to show him treasures of wheat, barley, oil, and honey
Salutations - In the Midst of other associations, in and for Christian society alone St
Zebedee - His earlier years were spent in the Midst of its fierce politics, He knew the various party watchwords; He knew what was meant by ‘wars and rumours of wars’; He had come into contact with soldiers from Tabor and Sepphoris, and early learned the terrors associated with the word ‘legion’; He had met returned slaves—redeemed, freed, or fugitive; He had wrought in the villages of this tribe, and we can even think of Joseph taking the young Jesus to work with him at Sepphoris during the busy days of its rebuilding—for there was not the same objection to entering it as the polluted Tiberias
Messiah - Noah stands as a prefigurement of the promised Messiah who, in the Midst of judgment, would effect a complete and final redemption
Heal, Health - The Talmud later preserves among "signs of the Messiah" the portrait of "one in the Midst of the suffering poor tending their wounds
Education (2) - He was ‘sitting in the Midst of the Teachers, both listening to them and questioning them’ (Luke 2:46), and evincing an intelligence which amazed them
Majesty (2) - Was it not this majesty of a pure soul that arrested and troubled Pilate himself in the Midst of his keen concern for his own selfish interests and his lofty Roman contempt for a mere Jew? And was it not this same majesty of holiness that smote upon the heart of the very centurion who carried out the sentence of crucifixion, so that he exclaimed, ‘Certainly this was a righteous man’ (Luke 23:47)? Sometimes we see Christ’s moral majesty flashing out so overwhelmingly that it works with a kind of physical effect, as when the profane traffickers in the Temple cringe and flee before Him; or when, in the Garden, as He steps out of the shadows, saying, ‘I am he,’ His enemies go backward, and fall to the ground (John 18:5 f
the Angel of the Church in Pergamos - The favoured few who are kept alive to God, simplehearted and spiritually-minded, in the Midst of such deep snares and temptations, appear to me to be the first-rate Christians of the land
Joel, Book of - ]), and then Jerusalem shall be a holy city, no longer haunted by unclean aliens ( Joel 3:17 ), and Judah, unlike Egypt and Edom, will be a happy nation dwelling in a happy because well-watered land, and Jahweh will ever abide in its Midst ( Joel 3:18-21 )
Houses - To these luxurious indulgences the prophets occasionally seem to allude: Ezekiel was commanded to pronounce a "wo to the women that sew pillows to all armholes," Ezekiel 13:18 ; and Amos denounces the judgments of his God against them "that lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the Midst of the stalls," Amos 6:4
David - ...
David's great thought, when established in the kingdom, was to find a resting place for the ark, to bring God into the Midst of His people
House - Large doors, spacious chambers, marble pavements, cloistered courts, with fountains sometimes playing in the Midst, are certainly conveniences very well adapted to the circumstances of these climates, where the summer heats are generally so intense
mo'Ses - " (c) Christ, like Moses, was a prophet out of the Midst of the nation, "from their brethren
Covenant - In the Midst of a very sinful, corrupt society, which God determined to wipe out, Noah lived obediently. Genesis 15 includes covenantal elements: (1) Yahweh's sovereign presence; (2) Abram's assured rich future; (3) continuity through much seed; (4) a place to live and serve in the Midst of the nations; (5) a curse on opponents of the blessed; and (6) the response of faith and blessing of justification
Babel - The one primitive language is now lost, dispersed amidst the various tongues which have severally appropriated its fragments, about to rise again with reunited parts in a new and heavenly form when Jehovah will "turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve Him with one consent" (Zephaniah 3:9). In the Midst of each half of the city were fortifications, in one the palace, in the other the temple, of Belus. we hanged our harps upon the willows in the Midst thereof
Trial-at-Law - ), where two men are represented ‘striving about the blood-price of a man slain,’ the one maintaining that he has paid the price in full, the other refusing to take aught (for to him there is no case for compensation), but both desirous of placing the issue in the hand of a daysman, and to this end demanding judgment of the elders, having first deposited in the Midst the two talents of gold ‘to give to him among them that spake the justest doom’ (cf. , doubtless, on oath administered by the priest), and to carry out on the person of the false witness ‘as he had thought to do unto his brother,’ thus putting away such evils from the Midst of the people (Deuteronomy 19:16 ff
Christ in Art - ; it stands in the Midst of the half dome of the apse, and is of the so-called Latin shape (crux immissa), and gemmed; but the use of the Latin Cross did not become common till the 6th century. fresco in the same catacomb has the figure of a female orans (representing a consecrated virgin) in the Midst, while a bishop on one side sits in his cathedra, accompanied by his deacon, and in the act of dedicating a virgin; he points to the figure on the other side of the picture, which is that of the Virgin Mary holding the Child Christ in her lap
Apocrypha - A man comes from the Midst of the sea. In a fine passage she celebrates her own praises, glorying in the Midst of her people, saying—...
‘I came forth from the mouth of the Most High,...
And covered the earth as a mist
Koran - Of that description of men who first composed the adherents of Mahomet, and to whom the Koran was addressed, few, probably, were able to pass a very accurate judgment on the propriety of the sentiments, or on the beauty of the diction: but all could judge of the military abilities of their leader; and in the Midst of their admiration, it is not difficult to conceive that they would ascribe to his compositions every imaginary beauty of inspired language. ) all its boasted grandeur is at once obscured, and lost in the blaze of a greater light! 'O, my god, take me not away in the Midst of my days; thy years are throughout all generations
Paul - Formerly the friend of none, now the brother of mankind, benevolent, compassionate, sympathizing; yet never weak, always great; in the Midst of sadness and sorrow manly and noble; so he showed himself at his deeply moving departure from Miletus, Acts 20 : it is like the departure of Moses, like the resignation of Samuel, sincere and heart-felt, full of self-recollection, and in the Midst of pain full of dignity
Destroy, Destruction - Destroying them would remove "the table of demons" from the people's Midst
Tabernacle - The tabernacle was the tent of Jehovah, called by the same name as the tents of the people in the Midst of which it stood
Ezekiel - These chapters are interpreted by some to be a literal description of the Temple to be rebuilt after the Exile, by some as an allegorical picture of the church, by others as a literal temple to be rebuilt as part of the fulfillment of the dispensational premillennial interpretation of Daniel's seventieth week (1618537106_74 ), and by others as an example of apocalyptic language to describe God's coming kingdom in understandable terms of the destruction of wickedness and the establishment of a sanctified people in whose Midst God would dwell
Olives, Mount of - , and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the Midst thereof toward the E
Ezekiel - ...
Besides Israel's spiritual relation to Christ as her Savior, she will perform a perfect outward service of sacrifice, (retrospectively referring to Christ's one propitiatory offering, lest this should be lost sight of in the glory of His kingdom), prayer, and praise as a nation to her then manifested King reigning in the Midst of her; and all nations shall join in that service, recognizing His divine kingship over themselves also
Unconscious Faith - At all events when ‘he called to him a little child and set him in the Midst’ (Matthew 18:2), bidding His disciples ‘become as little children,’ no characteristic of childhood can have counted for so much in His mind as the spontaneous readiness to trust without limit where love is, which at the same time makes a child so wonderfully teachable, and gives it charm too apt to he robbed by increasing years
Mission - ...
Jesus recognized his place in the Midst of a long train of divinely sent, yet humanly rejected, messengersboth past and future
Galatians, Theology of - More than any other book in the New Testament, including perhaps even Romans, Paul's letter to the Galatians has been the source of theological teaching for the church in the Midst of its deepest crises
Priest, Priesthood - Since the Lord was physically present within the physical tabernacle structure in their Midst, therefore, the physical purity of Israel was essential to the habitation of the Lord among them (note the contrast between cleansing the "flesh" by the Old Testament sacrifices as opposed to the cleansing of the "conscience" by the sacrifice of Christ in Hebrews 9:8-10,13-14 )
Wages - Israel is called to believe that Yahweh is for her even in the Midst of judgment
Thessalonians, First And Second, Theology of - Whatever view one takes of a rapture, it is important to recognize that Paul's intended purpose here is the comforting of believers in the Midst of loss (4:18) with the fact that both dead and living Christians will be safe with Jesus forever
Tabernacle - And here, instead of further alienation from God (32:9), the glory of God's presence is revealed in the Midst of human life (40:35)
Last Day(s), Latter Days, Last Times - In the Olivet discourse there is difficulty in being sure whether some of the items refer to the life of the believer set in the Midst of the ungodly or whether they refer to the endtime, but there is surely a reference to the end when Jesus says, "All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved" (Mark 13:13 )
Joy (2) - ...
There is much beauty, as well as truth, in the imaginary description of Renan: ‘He thus traversed Galilee in the Midst of a continual feast
Moses - Acts 3:22; Acts 7:37; Acts 26:22; Acts 28:23, Luke 24:27; Luke 24:44, John 5:45-47 (Deuteronomy 18:15 : ‘The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a prophet from the Midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me’)
Assyria, History And Religion of - ) ascended the throne in the Midst of widespread revolt
the Slothful Servant Who Hid His Lord's Money - He kept much at home, writ notes upon Homer and Plautus, and sometimes thought it hard to be called to pray by any poor body's bedside when he was just in the Midst of one of Homer's battles
the Angel of the Church of Ephesus - 'O Thou that holdest the stars in Thy right hand, and walkest in the Midst of the seven golden candlesticks
Sanctify - 29:23-24 the verb means “to recognize God as holy,” as the only real source of truth, and to live according to His laws: “But when he [3] seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the Midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel
Barzillai - For Fraser of Brea died still 'laying his pipe' ever closer and closer up and up to the fountain, till the Lamb which is in the Midst of the throne led him to the living Fountain itself, and till God wiped all tears from his eyes
Creation - He...
framed the heaven above, and the earth beneath; in the Midst he placed the subtile ether, the eight regions, and the permanent...
receptacle of waters
Praise - ’...
This level is worthily sustained in Hebrews 2:12 : ‘in the Midst of the congregation will I sing praise unto thee,’ when the writer quotes Psalms 22:22
Patricius, or Saint Patrick - So Milchu set fire to all his household goods and perished in their Midst just as St
Providence - Work you must; it is the law of your lives as God’s rational creatures; but learn from the birds and the lilies not to be anxious in the Midst of your toil
Christianity - Whilst, if an attempt be made to describe that element of permanent vitality and validity in the religion which has remained the same through ages of growth, unaltered amidst the widest external and internal modifications and changes, the character of such a description obviously depends upon the viewpoint of the observer. The mollusc must secrete its own shell if it is to live in the Midst of a given environment. We see truth manifested amidst crudities and insincerities, amidst falsehoods which are bad and half-truths which are often worse; a pure and lofty character struggling, mostly in vain, for adequate expression; a kingdom not come but coming, of which we cannot say ‘Lo here’ or ‘Lo there,’ for it floats only in the Midst of men as they move, in their hearts as they ponder and feel and hope—not as an achievement, not as a possession, but as a magnificent conception, an earnest longing, and a never fully attained, but ever to be attained, ideal
Jerusalem - On beholding these stone buildings, encompassed by a stony country, you are ready to inquire if they are not the confused monuments of a cemetery in the Midst of a desert. The vine that was brought from Egypt is cut off from the Midst of the land; the vineyards are wasted; the hedges are taken away; and the graves of the ancient dead are open and tenantless
Servant of the Lord - , in Joshua 9:7 , which, literally rendered, runs, ‘and the man of Israel said unto the Hivite, perhaps thou art dwelling in my Midst’ (for further examples see G
Deuteronomy, the Book of - ...
The first Deuteronomy 18:15-19; "the Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the Midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; according to all that thou desiredst of the Lord
Ezra, the Book of - So that "He was cut off" and "caused the sacrifice to cease in the Midst of the week," the last week beginning with His ministry to the Jews, A
Hebrews, Epistle to - ...
In the Midst of such conflicting evidence it is impossible to feel certain on the question of authorship; nor need we experience uneasiness on this head
Scribes - Their ideal was not to engage in any political scheme for throwing off the foreign yoke, but to establish the Law of God in their own Midst
Matthew, the Gospel of - In the Midst of the trial scene Jesus was asked if He was the Messiah
Heaven, Heavens, Heavenlies - As the temple was the dwelling-place of God in the Midst of Israel, so in a greater way the Incarnate is the dwelling-place of God
the Prodigal Son - Now what chance, in the Midst of a mighty famine, had a prodigal son who had already wasted all his substance with riotous living? What hope was there for him? What could a penniless spendthrift do? Till, covered with rags, and with all his bones staring till they could be counted, he threw himself upon a citizen of that country, and said:-'Only give me one crust-of-bread and water, and I will do anything you like to command me
Body (2) - Peter preached that the heavens must receive Him until the times of restoration of all things (Acts 3:21); and Christ Himself taught the Apostles that it was expedient for them that in bodily form He should leave them, so that the Comforter might take His place in the Midst of the Church (John 16:7)
Devotion - Nor should His perfect repose in the Midst of peril (Mark 4:38 f
Paul as the Chief of Sinners - "About the Midst of the valley I perceived the mouth of hell to be, and it stood hard by the wayside, and ever and anon the flame and smoke, with sparks and noises, would come out in such abundance that Christian said, What shall I do? One thing I would not that you let slip
the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia - And now he is set in the very Midst of the city of God which is new Jerusalem
the Man Who Found Treasure Hid in a Field - He consequently kept much at home, writ notes upon Homer and Plautus, and sometimes thought it hard to be called to pray by any poor body's bedside when he was just in the Midst of one of Homer's battles
Paul as a Controversialist - And that in the Midst of an assemblage of other supernatural excellences which is the characteristic endowment of apostles and saints
Acts - ...
Therefore, despite the fact Acts begins with the ascension of Jesus, there is no evidence anyone in the early church perceived Him as “gone” from their Midst
Wealth - Eternal destinies hang in the balance; God will judge people on the basis of how they have cared for the needy in their Midst ( 1618537106_56 )
Antioch - ...
‘Amidst all this luxury the Muses did not find themselves at home; science in earnest and not less earnest art were never truly cultivated in Syria and more especially in Antioch. It was at this time and in this place that ‘the disciples were first called Christians’ (Acts 11:26), the designation probably coming from the lively populace, who quickly noted the new phenomenon in their Midst, and justified their reputation for the invention of nicknames
Canaanites - " The Canaanites dwelt in the Midst of all, and were surrounded by the rest
Moab - The ruins of Diban, (Dibon,) situated in the Midst of a fine plain, are of considerable extent, but present nothing of interest. "...
While the ruins of all these cities still retain their ancient names, and are the most conspicuous amidst the wide scene of general desolation, and while each of them was in like manner particularized in the visions of the prophet, they yet formed but a small number of the cities of Moab; and the rest are also, in similar verification of the prophecies, "desolate, without any to dwell therein
Jeroboam - " So a lion slew him, yet ate not his body, nor tore the ass, but stood passively, an emblem of mercy amidst judgment; also to mark it was no mere chance, but the visitation of Jehovah, a warning to Bethel; "if judgment begin (thus immediately) at the house of God, what shall the end be of them that obey not . The priest there, Amaziah, alleged before Jeroboam (Amos 7:9-13), "Amos hath conspired against thee in the Midst of the house of Israel," exaggerating Amos' prophecy, "I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword," as if he had said, "Jeroboam shall die by the sword
Isaiah - It places the reader in the Midst of a discordant community where the righteous struggle against their powerful opponents
Job, the Book of - ...
Suddenly, out of the Midst of a whirlwind, God began to speak
Ecclesiastes, Theology of - The theological contribution of the book, according to this approach, is its affirmation of the wisdom traditions of Proverbs and its encouragement of enjoying the little pleasures of the present life in the Midst of a fallen world
Exodus, the Book of - The divine aim was to vindicate Jehovah's lordship, not merely over the enslaved Hebrew but over Egypt and its king, the representative of the pagan world powers with whom God's controversy is, "to the end that thou mayest know that I am the Lord in the Midst of the earth" (Exodus 8:22)
Vine, Allegory of the - Holtzmann understands the phrase as meaning that Christ is the vine which belongs to the higher world and has been planted by God in the Midst of mankind; and he finds here another instance of the Platonic tendency of the Fourth Gospel to regard sensible things as imperfect copies of archetypes which exist in the world above (Handcom
Eschatology - In the Midst of this prophetic thought there was occasionally a reference to individual immortality, but such a belief was not utilized for the purpose of inculcating right conduct
Humanity of Christ - The solution of this problem, of the unity of the consciousness in the Midst of such apparent contradictions in the contents of consciousness, is, again, a problem of dogmatics
the Pharisee - And that in the Midst of an assemblage of other supernatural excellences which is the characteristic endowment of apostles and saints
Zechariah, Theology of - But God dispelled their fears by promising to encircle Jerusalem with his protective fire and by assuring them of his presence in their Midst (2:5)
Bride - The bridegroom was carried in the arms of a friend, and placed on a superb seat in the Midst of the company, where he sat a short time, and then went into the house, the door of which was immediately shut, and guarded by Sepoys
Dress - ) had ‘a hole for the head in the Midst thereof, as it were the bole of a coat of mail,’ and was trimmed with an elaborate ball-and-bell fringe
Political Conditions - He was disappointed with the inferior title (which denotes literally the ruler of a nation living, with separate customs, in the Midst of another race, and was possibly chosen, in contempt, to identify Archelaus with his unwilling subjects), and proceeded to make his administration (b
Church - Peter is represented as standing up ‘in the Midst of the brethren
Self-Control - Acts 1:6), tempers and views that were discordant and unseemly, with a traitor lurking in the Midst; yet Christ never allowed the strain of His work, or the uncongeniality or impotence of the men who were nearest to Him, to divert His sympathy or to ruffle the settled quiet of His demeanour
Fire - ...
Exodus 19:18 (c) Probably we may take this to mean that GOD dwells in the Midst of the holiest of judgment
Paul as a Student - And it came to pass after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the Midst of the doctors, both hearing them and asking them questions
Zechariah, the Book of - Instead of Jerusalem's past limiting wall, her population shall spread out beyond into the open country and need no wall, Jehovah Himself being "a wall of fire round about, and the glory in the Midst of her" (Zechariah 2:1-5; Ezekiel 38:11). After 14 years of interruption under Smerdis the rebuilding of the temple was resumed, 70 years after the fall of Solomon's temple; Haggai and Zechariah encouraged Zerubbabel and Jeshua amidst apathy on the part of the younger generation who were accustomed to the absence of Mosaic ritual in Babylon, and who undervalued the humble beginnings of the restored temple, in contrast with the gorgeous pomp of the Babylonian temples
Angels (2) - in Psalms 89:7, where God is said to be ‘very terrible in the council of the holy ones,’ and in Psalms 82:1 where He is said to ‘judge amidst the Elohîm. ’ The word ἐνώπιον seems here to mean ‘in the Midst of,’ ‘among
Nebuchadnezzar - ' And, then, after his abominably despotic edict about the image of gold in the plain of Dura, and the furnace seven times heated, when the intoxicated king came to himself he said, Lo! I see four men loose, walking in the Midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God
Manicheans - A shepherd sees a wild beast about to rush into the Midst of his flock
Physical - Still He was deeply convinced of the constancy and regularity of the physical system of existence in the Midst of which He lived and taught, and on which He depended (e
Psalms of Solomon - -Suddenly, in the Midst of prosperity, threatened with war and assault, Sion, confident in her righteousness, had appealed to God; but closer examination had convinced her that secret sins, surpassing those of the heathen, had been committed, and the sanctuary of God polluted
Pre-Existence of Christ - In its present constitution it is the correlative of human sin; it lies under the dominion of ‘principalities and powers’ that are unfriendly to man; and for man to be spiritually renewed and reconciled to God, and yet left in the Midst of a hostile universe, would be no complete redemption
Israel, History of - Regardless, the Book of Job does not give the reason for the suffering of innocent individuals; rather, it affirms that, if one will be submissive to God even in the Midst of suffering, then one may experience a meaningful relationship with God even in the direst of circumstances
Tabernacle - ]'>[3] , and to provide an earthly habitation in which a holy God may again dwell in the Midst of a holy people
Ephesians Epistle to the - The danger is no longer that of the Judaizing teacher, but rather lest the growing Gentile communities should tend to despise the Jewish Christians in their Midst (Ephesians 2:1; Ephesians 2:8; Ephesians 2:11-15; cf
David - But in the Midst of all this success he fell, and his character became stained with the sin of adultery (2 Samuel 11:2-27 )
Temple of Jerusalem - ...
The primary meaning of the Temple was the same as that of the ark it was constructed to enshrine: a symbol of God's presence in the Midst of His people (Exodus 25:21-22 )
Hezekiah - God gave Hezekiah as a sign of recovery the recession of the shadow ten degrees on Ahaz's (See DIAL, an obelisk in the Midst of the court, the shadow of which could be seen by Hezekiah from his sick chamber, falling on the successive steps ascending to his palace
Prayer - Prayer was to be placed in the Midst of everyday life, not just reserved for liturgical contexts
Holy, Holiness - Various manifestations of the brightness of the glory of God were constant reminders that the Holy One was in the Midst of his people (Exodus 13:21 ; 15:11 ; 40:34 ; Isaiah 6:3 )
Election - Their very position on the face of the earth, placed in the Midst; of the nations, was chosen with a view to their discipline and sanctification, for thus the Maccabaean annalist puts it: ‘Howbeit the Lord did not choose the nation for the place’s sake, but the place for the nation’s sake’ (2 Maccabees 5:19)
Guilt (2) - The message, therefore, as coupled with the summons to repentance, involves a restoration of personal relations, God reigning in the Midst of a reconciled people
Christ, Christology - Acts 3:6; Acts 4:10; Acts 6:14; Acts 22:8; Acts 24:5 and Acts 26:9), a man approved of God unto you by mighty works and signs and wonders, which God did by him in the Midst of you, even as ye yourselves know
Offerings, the - This type was repeated yearly to maintain the relationship of the people with God, because the tabernacle of Jehovah remained among them in the Midst of their uncleanness
Christian Life - ’ 1 Peter similarly lays stress on the consolatory power of ἐλπίς-the ‘living hope’ of a future life-in the Midst of sufferings
Deluge - Traces of these, neither vague nor obscure, they conceive to be found in the history and character, not only of Deucalion, but of Atlas, Cronus, or Saturn, Dionusos, Inachus, Janus, Minos, Zeus, and others among the Greeks; of Isis, Osiris, Sesostris, Oannes, Typhon, &c, among the Egyptians; of Dagon, Agruerus Sydyk, &c, among the Phenicians; of Astarte, Derceto, &c, among the Assyrians; of Buddha, Menu, Vishnu, &c, among the Hindus; of Fohi, and a deity represented as sitting upon the lotos in the Midst of waters, among the Chinese; of Budo and Iakusi among the Japanese, &c
Jeru'Salem - At the junction of the valleys of Hinnom and Jehoshaphat was ENROGEL , the "Well of Job," in the Midst of the king's gardens
Wisdom of Solomon - 530) grammar, geometry, and music, those claimed for Solomon (7:17-20) are ‘to know how the world was made and the operation of the elements, the beginning, ending, and Midst of the tunes (i
Transfiguration (2) - In the first three Gospels both the precision of detail and the agreement are striking, including the following facts: the occasion—six days after the preceding incidents just narrated; the place—a high mountain apart; the chosen three—Peter, James, John; the supernatural light; the heavenly visitants and their speech; the suggestion of Peter; the overshadowing cloud and the Divine voice from its Midst; the awe, yet joy, of the disciples; the return of Christ to ordinary conditions of human life; the charge of silence
Golgotha - So that, even if it could be shown that the Sepulchre was outside the second wall, it certainly lay far within the line of the third, and in the Midst of this new town which at the time of the Crucifixion must have been already growing north of the second wall
Metaphor - Another instance of this would be 1 Thessalonians 2:7, where the text is uncertain, ‘But we were babes in the Midst of you, as when a nurse cherisheth her own children’ (for νήπιοι, ‘babes,’ some Manuscripts read ἤπιοι, ‘gentle’; but the former reading seems to fit in better with the context)
Jerusalem - This central position as expressed in the words of Ezekiel 5:5, "I nave set Jerusalem in the Midst of the nations and countries round about her," led in later ages to a definite belief that the city was actually in the centre of the earth
Fall (2) - ...
In the Midst of this story of sin and judgment we find the first promise of restoration, and thus the Divine purpose of redemption is brought into association with the very beginnings of human evil
Miracles - Christ and His apostles still less than Mahomet among friends would have dared to allege miracles, in the Midst of hostile Jews and skeptical Romans, unless they were true. ...
(7) Not like popish miracles in Roman Catholic countries, in affirmation of opinions already formed, but performed amidst enemies, converting men from their most cherished prejudices; there was no anterior persuasion to lay hold of, Jesus' miracles gave birth to the sect; frauds might mix with the progress, but could not have place in the commencement of the religion
Holiness - As the moral nature of God was more clearly apprehended, the conception of His holiness was spiritualized; in Hosea 11:9 ‘I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the Midst of thee,’ the Divine holiness is the ethical motive of the resolve, ‘I will not come in wrath ((Revised Version margin)) into the city
Last Supper - Herein is another proof, if proof be needed, of the honesty and faithfulness of the ancient scribes, who, in the Midst of one of the greatest controversies of the early Church, resisted the temptation to accommodate the records to particular views of the event
Lord's Prayer (ii) - But is it not an impracticable petition? How can we hope to escape from being tempted? The world and the flesh and the devil are ever with us, and still ‘in the Midst of the garden’; just where all life’s daily cross-paths meet, the tree of temptation grows and the Tempter himself lies waiting
Birth of Christ - ]'>[5] But we are asked to believe that into the Midst of this Jewish language some Christian writer wished to introduce a statement of our Lord’s virgin birth, and that he did so by the interpolation of the next two verses, Luke 1:34-35
Fire - ...
(β) The Christophany described in Revelation 1:13-15 depicts the Risen Christ in the Midst of the churches with eyes like a flame of fire (cf. It may have been suggested by ‘the conflagration of Corinth under Mummius; the stately temples standing amidst the universal destruction of the meaner buildings’ (A
Acts of the Apostles (2) - Peter: ‘Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God unto you by mighty works and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the Midst of you’ (Acts 2:22)
Nestorian Church - "Then be judged by the Gospel," retorted Miles, placing his own copy in the Midst
Fire - ...
(β) The Christophany described in Revelation 1:13-15 depicts the Risen Christ in the Midst of the churches with eyes like a flame of fire (cf. It may have been suggested by ‘the conflagration of Corinth under Mummius; the stately temples standing amidst the universal destruction of the meaner buildings’ (A
David - His shepherd life, exposed to wild beasts, yet preserved by God amidst green pastures and still waters, furnishes imagery to Psalms 22:20-21; Psalm 23; Psalms 7:2. His active energies were at the same time exercised in adventures amidst the hills and dales of Judah, in one of which his courage was tested by a close encounter with a lion, and in another with a bear, both of which he slew, grasping the beast by the beard and rescuing a lamb out of his mouth. Leaving his Carriage (the vessels of supplies which he carried) in the hand of the baggage-master, he ran to greet his brethren in the Midst of the lines, and there heard Goliath's challenge repeated on the 40th day for the 40th time
Elisha - " A word from her was enough to reveal the child's death, which with natural absence of mind amidst her grief she did not explicitly men. Had he believed as did the little maid his former subject, he would have felt that, though he was "not God to, kill and to make alive," yet there was in the Midst of the people one by whom God had both killed and made alive (Deuteronomy 32:39)
Moses - The vision is generally made to typify Israel afflicted yet not consumed (2 Corinthians 4:8-10); but the flame was in the bush, not the bush in the flame; rather, Israel was the lowly acacia, the thorn bush of the desert, yet God deigned to abide in the Midst of her (Zechariah 2:5)
Temple - ; the significance of the two pillars was eternal stability and the strength of Jehovah in Israel as representing the kingdom of God on earth, of which the temple was the visible pledge, Jehovah dwelling there in the Midst of His people. The golden and silver vessels taken by Nebuchadnezzar were restored; the altar was first set up by Jeshua and Zerubbabel, then the foundations were laid (Ezra 3) amidst weeping in remembrance of the glorious former temple and joy at the restoration
Noah - God renews His covenant of grace to mankind in Noah's person, the one beacon of hope amidst the ruin of the existing race (Genesis 6:18). The members of his family alone, his wife, three sons and their wives, were given to him amidst the general wreck. When his judgment was accomplished, Bel went up to the Midst of the ship and took my hand and brought me out
Slave, Slavery - -Slavery was a conspicuous and unchallenged feature of the social order into the Midst of which Christianity was born
Gospel (2) - The Lamb is in the Midst of the throne, and those who have been gathered into the Kingdom of God worship Him (Revelation 5:6)
Immanuel - The name might therefore be given in the Midst of the trouble caused by the Syrian invasion or in the greater distress that was to follow from Assyria
Mediator - He is the bridegroom who will be taken away in the Midst of joy, and His disciples will fast at that day (Mark 2:19-20)
Hellenism - For the most part the Jew remained a Jew, faithful to his people and its religion even amidst Hellenistic surroundings; and the hatred which the average Greek population felt for this strange element in their Midst caused the Jews to cling together even more
Hermas Shepherd of - In the Midst of the plain is a great and ancient rock, with a recently-hewn gate in it
Psalms - Recognition of God's retributive righteousness as a preservative against despair (in undesigned coincidence with the history, 1 Samuel 30:6), and the sudden interposition of divine consolation amidst sorrowful complaints, are characteristic of his psalms. Psalm 42; Psalm 43; Psalm 84; Psalm 86 (according to Hengstenberg, as occurring in the Midst of Korahitic psalms though superscribed with David's name), refer to Absaiom's rebellion; Psalm 44 on the invasion of the Edomites (2 Samuel 8:13; 1 Chronicles 18:12; 1 Kings 11:15-16); Psalm 49 of general import; Psalm 45 on King Messiah's marriage to Israel and the church, in Solomon's time; Psalm 47; Psalm 48; Psalm 83, in Jehoshaphat's time; Psalm 46; Psalm 87, refer to Sennacherib's host overthrown before Jerusalem, in Hezekiah's reign; Psalm 85; Psalm 88; Psalm 89, before the Babylonian captivity
Apocalyptic Literature - The shepherds allowed more of the faithful to perish than was the will of God, but at the critical moment there appeared a white lamb in their Midst and entered into a fierce combat with the birds of prey, while a heavenly being gave him assistance
Miracle - ...
They introduced the Master from whom they pretended to have received these doctrines as telling them, that 'they were sent forth as sheep in the Midst of wolves: that they should be delivered up to councils, and scourged in synagogues; that they should be hated of all men for his name's sake; that the brother should deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child; and that he who took not up his cross, and followed after him, was not worthy of him
Announcements of Death - ...
(d) At the feast of Tabernacles, or a few days afterwards, just six months before the end, in the Midst of the hostile atmosphere of Jerusalem, Jesus emphasizes the voluntary character of His death for His sheep (John 10:15)
Canaan - Dates are another important article of consumption; and the neighbourhood of Judea was famous for its numerous palm trees, which are found springing up from chance-sown kernels in the Midst of the most arid districts
Abram - The beasts were slain and divided in the Midst, and the persons covenanting passed between the parts
Old Testament (i. Christ as Fulfilment of) - The spirit and methods of the world in the Midst of which His Kingdom must develop are wholly alien to those of the Kingdom, therefore Jesus must meet hostility, and so must His disciples
Moravians - Porter, then archbishop of Canterbury, congratulated him upon this event, and promised his assistance to a church of confessors, of whom he wrote in terms of the highest respect, for their having maintained the pure and primitive faith and discipline in the Midst of the most tedious and cruel persecutions. For adopting this unusual mode of deciding in ecclesiastical affairs, the Brethren allege as reasons the practices of the ancient Jews and the apostles; the insufficiency of the human understanding amidst the best and purest intentions to decide for itself in what concerns the administration of Christ's Kingdom; and their own confident reliance on the comfortable promises that the Lord Jesus will approve himself the head and ruler of his church
Revelation (2) - Revelation 4:2), he heard the Heavenly voice pronouncing judgment on the Churches, and saw in a vision the Heavenly figure which is always standing unseen in their Midst
Sea of Galilee - These would for the most part be constructed of black stone, but varied at times by buildings of white marble, while even the polished granite of Syene helped to break the monotony; and although, on the whole, the majority of the buildings would be dull and sombre, still, in the Midst of waving fields of green and gold, the presence of the humble village, and the beach sparkling with the houses and the palaces, the synagogues and the temples of Jewish and Roman inhabitants, would present a scene of great beauty, so that we can well understand how the wild desolations of the pre-Christian century, and the calm and peaceful years that followed the advent of the Messiah, combined to render the district more beautiful when Christ was a citizen of Capernaum than at any other time during its whole history
Sanctification - Paul, Jesus is alive in this particular relationship, in the Midst of His Church, leader of their praise, prototype of their faith, united to them by ties of flesh and blood
Vicarious Sacrifice - Being in the Midst of it, not thinking about it, but experiencing it, this fact of evil comes upon Him with an overwhelming reality, and for a moment His sensitive soul is clouded, and He lays hold of a sentence found in Psalms 22:1 and utters it as the most suitable words at hand by which to express His agony
Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy - One outstanding case of unbelief was the instance of the ungodly aide to the king who refused to believe God's miraculous provision of grain in the Midst of a frightening siege (2 Kings 7:1-20 )
Education - Wherever the Jews were settled, the family gathering of the Passover, the household instruction as to its origin and history, and the training in the knowledge of the Law, served to knit them together and to intensify their national feeling even in the Midst of heathen surroundings
Mental Characteristics - ‘I am in the Midst of you as he that serveth’ (Luke 22:27), He would say, or show them even more vividly in deed (John 13:15). Amidst men whose eyes were sharpened by envy to detect the least fault, and who tried many times to ensnare Him in His words because they despaired of tripping Him in wrong conduct, He threw down the challenge without misgiving: ‘Which of you convicteth me of sin?’ And none dared take it up, either then or later (Mark 14:55): nor in the sixty generations that have passed since then have any such ethical advances been made that, looking back from our present vantage ground, we can point to anything as sin in Him
Jews - ...
"The preservation of the Jews, " says Basnage, "in the Midst of the miseries which they have undergone during 1700 years, is the greatest prodigy that can be imagined
Miracles - They begin from curiosity or vanity, they are prosecuted amidst ignorance and error, and they frequently terminate in impious presumption or universal skepticism. They were performed in the Midst of his bitterest enemies; and were so palpable and certain, as to extort the following acknowledgment even from persons who were most eager to oppose his doctrines, and to discredit his pretensions: "This man doeth many miracles
Persecution - From their Midst emanated the apocalyptic literature of the nation, with its dream of a glorious triumph for Judah
Poet - There is little colour in His pictures, and the rich man ‘in purple and fine linen’ (Luke 16:19) is exceptional; but nothing could surpass the brightness of the scene where the King pauses as he comes to see the feast, his looks arrested by the dulness of the everyday garment in the Midst of the shining raiment of his wedding guests (Matthew 22:11)
Polycarpus, Bishop of Smyrna - " The proconsul then had recourse to threats but finding them unavailing ordered his crier thrice to proclaim in the Midst of the stadium "Polycarp has confessed himself a Christian
Valentinus, Founder of a Gnostic Sect - the Sophia in the kingdom of the Midst, the Sophia from Horus and from the Pleroma, and finally the world of Aeons in the Pleroma from the abyss, i
Reformation - The pope, by his usual artifices, eluded the performance of his own promise; and in 1534, was cut off by death, in the Midst of his stratagem
Enoch Book of - 13-19); a throne is erected in the pleasant land for Him; the sealed books are opened; the sinning stars are cast into the abyss of fire, also the Seventy Shepherds; the blinded sheep into the abyss in the Midst of the earth (= Gehenna) (xc
Law (2) - Hence He met the criticism of His conduct in associating with the degraded by the explanation that He was a physician, and where was the physician’s place but in the Midst of the sick? There is indeed a terrible irony in the words, for there were none whose moral and religious health was, to the eyes of Jesus, in a more desperate condition than that of His critics
Christ in Modern Thought - Those two considerations, the essential unity of the subject and object, and their unity in the Midst of their differences, form Schelling’s contribution to this high debate
Christ in the Early Church - ), was comforted before her sufferings by a vision of Christ as an aged man, a shepherd, sitting in the Midst of a spacious garden, who said to her, ‘Thou hast done well, my child, in coming
Gregorius (14) Nazianzenus, Bishop of Sasima And of Constantinople - ...
But in the Midst of various trifling irritations of domestic duty, which went far to mar the life he had marked out for himself, Gregory heard from Basil, who had resolved to found a coenobitic system in Pontus, and asked his friend to join him
Hosius (1), a Confessor Under Maximian - In the Midst of the Vicennalia the people of Rome heard with regret that his son Crispus had been put to death
Eusebius of Caesarea - ...
While the bishops at Tyre were in the Midst of their session, an urgent summons from the emperor called them to take part in the approaching festival at Jerusalem (Eus
Jesus Christ - " In the same manner Psalms 102:25-28 , is applied to Christ by the same authority, and there he is represented as the creator of all things, changing his creations as a vesture, and yet himself continuing the same unchanged being amidst all the mutations of the universe. The whole force of the argument by which he silenced the Pharisees when he asked how the Messiah, who was to be the Son of David, could be David's Lord, in reference to the passage in the Psalms before quoted, arose out of the doctrine of the Messiah's divinity; and when he claims that all men should honour him as they honour the Father, and asserts that as the Father hath life in himself, so he has given to the Son to have life in himself, that he "quickeneth whom he will," that "where two or three meet in his name he is in the Midst of them," and would be with his disciples "to the end of the world;" who does not see that the Jews concluded right, when they said that he made himself "equal with God,"—an impression which he took no pains to remove, although his own moral character bound him to do so, had he not intended to confirm that conclusion. His humility is signal, amidst a splendour of qualities more than human
Person of Christ - He will be present in their Midst
Originality - ’ The news spread among the Jewish communities scattered throughout the Roman Empire, and from them to the Roman world in the Midst of which they lived, that the Christ, who was to come to inaugurate the kingdom of the God of the Jews in place of that of the Romans, had actually appeared, that He had been crucified, and had risen from the dead, and was to reappear to destroy the sinners, and to raise up from the dead all the righteous, and reunite them in an eternal life with those who were still alive
Perfection (of Jesus) - It was felt at Nazareth when they took up stone to stone Him and He passed through their Midst (Luke 4:30), and at Gethsemane when the soldiers fell back before the majesty of His bearing (John 18:6)
Theodoretus, Bishop of Cyrrhus - Theodoret sat down "in the Midst," not among his brother-bishops