What does Most High mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ὑψίστου highest 8
עֶלְיֽוֹן high 8
עֶ֝לְי֗וֹן high 4
עֶלְי֑וֹן high 4
עֶלְי֔וֹן high 3
עֶלְיוֹנִ֑ין the Most High. 3
(עִלָּאָה֙) highest 3
עֶלְי֣וֹן high 3
עֶלְיוֹן֙ high 2
עֶלְי֥וֹן high 1
עֶ֝לְיוֹן high 1
؟ בְעֶלְיֽוֹן high 1
לְעֶלְי֣וֹן high 1
וְ֭עֶלְיוֹן high 1
מָרֽוֹם height. 1
לְעֶלְיֽוֹן high 1
עַל֙ height adv. / above 1
ὕψιστος highest 1
וְעֶלְי֖וֹן high 1
(עִלָּאָ֔ה) highest 1
(וּלְעִלָּאָה֙) highest 1
(עִלָּאָ֜ה) highest 1
(עִלָּאָ֑ה) highest 1
(עִלָּאָ֖ה) highest 1
עָ֗ל height adv. / above 1
עֶלְיוֹנִ֖ין the Most High. 1

Definitions Related to Most High

H5945


   1 high, upper.
      1a of Davidic king exalted above monarchs.
   2 Highest, Most High.
      2a name of God.
      2b of rulers, either monarchs or angel-princes.
      

G5310


   1 highest, Most High.
      1a of place: the highest regions.
      1b of rank: the Most High God.
      

H5943


   1 highest, the Most High.
   

H5946


   1 the Most High.
      1a of God.
      

H4791


   1 height.
      1a height, elevation, elevated place.
         1a1 in a high place (adv).
      1b height.
      1c proudly (adv).
      1d of nobles (fig.
      ).
      

H5920


   1 height adv.
   2 above, upwards, on high.
   

Frequency of Most High (original languages)

Frequency of Most High (English)

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Most High
MOST HIGH ( Elyôn ) occurs as an epithet of El , ‘God’ ( Genesis 14:18 f., Genesis 14:20 ; Genesis 14:22 , Psalms 78:35 ), o r Jahweh ( Psalms 7:17 ); or it stands by itself as a title of God ( Numbers 24:16 , Deuteronomy 32:8 , Psalms 21:8 etc.). We find it first in a somewhat mysterious chapter ( Genesis 14:1-24 ) which cannot be traced to any identified source; the date is also uncertain. In this chapter Melchizedek is described as ‘priest to the Most High God’ ( El Elyon ), and since in later times the Salem where he lived was generally identified with Jerusalem, the double function of priest and king ascribed to him caused him to be regarded by the Jews as a type of the ideal king, and by the Christians as the type of Christ. Hence the name of the God whom he worshipped ( El Elyon ), which may possibly, in the first instance, have had reference merely to the lofty situation of Jerusalem, became in later generations a mysterious and exalted title of Jahweh. At the same time there is the possibility that the title Elyon came originally from the Phœnicians: Philo of Byblus (quoted by Driver, Genesis , p. 165) mentions a deity of this name in the Phœnician theogony, and the corresponding Greek word is frequent in inscriptions of the Græco-Roman period, especially in the neighbourhood of the Bosporus. Whatever the origin of the title Elyon , it never occurs in strictly prose passages of the OT, though we find it in the Songs of Balaam ( Numbers 24:16 ), Moses ( Deuteronomy 32:8 ), and David ( 2 Samuel 22:14 ). The Aramaic equivalents are fairly frequent in Daniel.
The uses of the Greek rendering in the NT are instructive. In the story of the Annunciation it is ordained that the child whom Mary is to bear shall be called Son of the Most High (Luke 1:32 ); and a little later on ( Luke 1:76 ) John the Baptist is spoken of as prophet of the Most High. The contrast is completed in the Ep. to the Hebrews, where Melchizedek is brought forward as priest of the Most High (cf. Hebrews 7:1 with Hebrews 7:28 ). It is worth noting, too, that the title is twice found in the mouth of demoniacs ( Mark 5:7 = Luke 8:28 , Acts 16:17 ). The word, then, does not belong to the language of everyday life: it is reserved for poetry and elevated style, and it seems by its origin to have suggested something archaic and mysterious, whether it referred to the lofty dwelling-place or to the majestic nature and attributes of God.
H. C. O. Lanchester.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Most High
Name for God, occurring frequently in the Old Testament and New Testament. Used also for Christ in the doxology "Gloria in Excelsis Deo."
Holman Bible Dictionary - Most High
The most common translation of the Hebrew word Elyon . It is used in conjunction with other divine names such as El (Genesis 14:18 ), and Yahweh ( Psalm 7:17 ) to speak of God as the supreme being. See Names of God .
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Most High
See God, Names of
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Eternal Monarch, King Most High
Hymn for Matins from Ascension to Pentecost; Ambrosian school, 5th century. There, are 15 translations; the English title given is by J. Neale and others.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Most High
MOST HIGH, MOST HIGHEST
We find frequent mention made, in holy Scripture, of the Lord JEHOVAH under these appellations; and very blessed and proper they are, when speaking of him. The latter of them, except with an eye to him, would be a breach of grammar, but becomes beautiful, in compounding two superlatives, in reference to the Lord JEHOVAH, of whom it must be truly said, without exceeding the bounds of language, as one of the sacred writers expresseth it, "There is no end of his greatness." (Psalms 145:3)

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Highest - Modern translations prefer “Most High” (NAS, NIV, NRSV) or “Most High God” (TEV). In the Old Testament, Most High often occurs as a designation for the God of Israel when Gentiles are in view (Genesis 14:18-22 ; Numbers 24:16 ; and frequently in Daniel). In the intertestamental period, the Highest or Most High became the most common designation for the Jewish God, occurring about 120 times in the Apocrypha
Most Highest - See Most High...
el Elyon - See God, and Most High
Adoniram - My Lord is Most High; Lord of might and elevation
Shemiramoth - Most High name
Melchisedech - (Hebrew: king of justice) ...
King of Salem, most probably Jerusalem, and a priest of the Most High God. The "bringing forth bread and wine" is interpreted by all the Fathers and Catholic commentators as offering a sacrifice to God, because the phrase which follows, "he was priest of the Most High God," seems to give the motive why he brought forth bread and wine. According to oriental custom Abram would wish to thank God by sacrifice, and if Melchisedech came to meet Abram because he was a priest of the Most High God, the latter would ask him to offer the sacrifice, and would pay him the tithes for this truly sacerdotal function. Melchisedech is a type of Christ (Psalms 109; Hebrews 7), because of his titles, King of Justice, King of Peace, Priest of the Most High God; and because of his eternal priesthood
Melchizedek - (Hebrew: king of justice) ...
King of Salem, most probably Jerusalem, and a priest of the Most High God. The "bringing forth bread and wine" is interpreted by all the Fathers and Catholic commentators as offering a sacrifice to God, because the phrase which follows, "he was priest of the Most High God," seems to give the motive why he brought forth bread and wine. According to oriental custom Abram would wish to thank God by sacrifice, and if Melchisedech came to meet Abram because he was a priest of the Most High God, the latter would ask him to offer the sacrifice, and would pay him the tithes for this truly sacerdotal function. Melchisedech is a type of Christ (Psalms 109; Hebrews 7), because of his titles, King of Justice, King of Peace, Priest of the Most High God; and because of his eternal priesthood
Contemn - ...
They contemn the counsel of the Most High
Most High - Most High ( Elyôn ) occurs as an epithet of El , ‘God’ ( Genesis 14:18 f. In this chapter Melchizedek is described as ‘priest to the Most High God’ ( El Elyon ), and since in later times the Salem where he lived was generally identified with Jerusalem, the double function of priest and king ascribed to him caused him to be regarded by the Jews as a type of the ideal king, and by the Christians as the type of Christ. In the story of the Annunciation it is ordained that the child whom Mary is to bear shall be called Son of the Most High (Luke 1:32 ); and a little later on ( Luke 1:76 ) John the Baptist is spoken of as prophet of the Most High. to the Hebrews, where Melchizedek is brought forward as priest of the Most High (cf
Celebrate - ) To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High
Most High - Most High, Most HighEST...
We find frequent mention made, in holy Scripture, of the Lord JEHOVAH under these appellations; and very blessed and proper they are, when speaking of him
Melchizedek - King of righteousness, king of Salem, and also priest of the Most High God, in which capacity he blessed Abraham, and received tithes at his hand, Genesis 14:18-20 . But the safest and most probable opinion is that which considers Melchizedek as a righteous and peaceful king, a worshiper and priest of the Most High God, in the land of Caanan; a friend of Abraham, and of a rank elevated above him
Melchizedek - When Abram returned from the slaughter of the Assyrians, in his way to Hebron, he was met at Shaveh, or King's Dale, afterward the valley of Jehoshaphat, between Jerusalem and Mount Olivet, by Melchizedek, king of Salem, the most ancient quarter of Jerusalem, a priest of the Most High God, who gave him bread and wine, and blessed him in the name of the "most high God, Creator of heaven and earth;" to whom Abram in return piously gave tithes, or the tenth part of all the spoils as an offering to God, Hebrews 7:2 . In his offices of king and priest of the Most High God; and...
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Indite - ’ In the Douai version (though this word is not used) there is a note: ‘I have received by divine inspiration in my hart and cogitation a Most High Mysterie
Cave - They flee to the "secret place of the Most High
Overshadow - 1: ἐπισκιάζω (Strong's #1982 — Verb — episkiazo — ep-ee-skee-ad'-zo ) "to throw a shadow upon" (epi, "over," skia, "a shadow"), "to overshadow," is used (a) of the bright cloud at the Transfiguration, Matthew 17:5 ; Mark 9:7 ; Luke 9:34 ; (b) metaphorically of the power of "the Most High" upon the Virgin Mary, Luke 1:35 ; (c) of the Apostle Peter's shadow upon the sick, Acts 5:15
Dominion - The dominion of the Most High is an everlasting dominion
Grace, Habitual - A supernatural quality infused by God into the soul at the moment of justification, perfecting the soul in a supernatural way, establishing it in justice and sanctity, making it a sharer in the Divine Nature, truly constituting it an adopted son of God with a title to eternal life, and consecrating it as a living temple of the Most High God
Habitual Grace - A supernatural quality infused by God into the soul at the moment of justification, perfecting the soul in a supernatural way, establishing it in justice and sanctity, making it a sharer in the Divine Nature, truly constituting it an adopted son of God with a title to eternal life, and consecrating it as a living temple of the Most High God
Adullam - It is "the secret place of the Most High
Melchizedek - Priest of "God Most High" who appeared in patriarchal times, but whose significance was remembered throughout Old Testament times and eventually explained in the Book of Hebrews. As they ate, Melchizedek pronounced a blessing on Abraham in the name of God Most High. ...
The willingness with which Abraham acceded to Melchizedek as a priest of God Most High is a most interesting aspect of this narrative
Morning - In the morning of life, devote yourself to the service of the Most High
High, Highly - ...
A — 2: ὕψιστος (Strong's #5310 — Adverb — hupsistos — hoop'-sis-tos ) "most high," is a superlative degree, the positive not being in use; it is used of God in Luke 1:32,35,76 ; 6:35 , in each of which the RV has "the Most High," for AV, "the highest;" AV and RV in Mark 5:7 ; Luke 8:28 ; Acts 7:48 ; 16:17 ; Hebrews 7:1
Divine Attributes - The attributes of God most commonly mentioned are: almighty, eternal, holy, immense, immortal, immutable, incomprehensible, ineffable, infinite, intelligent, invisible, just, loving, merciful, Most High, most wise, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, patient, perfect, provident, self-dependent, supreme, true
Names of God - The following are found in Holy Scripture: ...
Almighty, Genesis 17:1
Benign, II Esdras 9:17
Blessed, Genesis 14:20
Creator, 2Machabees 1:24
Everlasting, Isaiah 40:28
Father, Matthew 6:9
First and Last, Isaiah 44:6
God of Peace, Romans 15:33
God of Vengeance, Psalms 93:1
Great, Psalms 76:14
Helper, Isaiah 50:9
Hidden, Isaiah 45:15
Holy, Apocalypse 4:8
Hope, Romans 15:13
I am who am, Exodus 3:14
Immortal, 1 Timothy 1:17
Invisible, Colossians 1:15
Jealous, Exodus 20:5
Judge, Psalms 7:12
Just, Isaiah 45:21
Life Eternal, 1 John 5:20
Living God, Daniel 6:26
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 5:7
Lord, Psalms 117:27
Merciful, Exodus 34:6
Most High, Luke 1:32
Most Strong, Genesis 46:3
Protector, Psalms 30:3
Redeemer, Psalms 18:15
Salvation, Apocalypse 19:1
Saviour, Psalms 24:5
Spirit, John 4:24
Strength, Apocalypse 7:12
True, Jeremiah 10:10
In his celebrated treatise, The Names of God (New York, 1912), Lessius has many others, not taken from Scripture but principally from the liturgy, with brief explanations
Melchizedek - He blessed Abraham in the name of “God Most High
God, Names of - The following are found in Holy Scripture: ...
Almighty, Genesis 17:1
Benign, II Esdras 9:17
Blessed, Genesis 14:20
Creator, 2Machabees 1:24
Everlasting, Isaiah 40:28
Father, Matthew 6:9
First and Last, Isaiah 44:6
God of Peace, Romans 15:33
God of Vengeance, Psalms 93:1
Great, Psalms 76:14
Helper, Isaiah 50:9
Hidden, Isaiah 45:15
Holy, Apocalypse 4:8
Hope, Romans 15:13
I am who am, Exodus 3:14
Immortal, 1 Timothy 1:17
Invisible, Colossians 1:15
Jealous, Exodus 20:5
Judge, Psalms 7:12
Just, Isaiah 45:21
Life Eternal, 1 John 5:20
Living God, Daniel 6:26
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 5:7
Lord, Psalms 117:27
Merciful, Exodus 34:6
Most High, Luke 1:32
Most Strong, Genesis 46:3
Protector, Psalms 30:3
Redeemer, Psalms 18:15
Salvation, Apocalypse 19:1
Saviour, Psalms 24:5
Spirit, John 4:24
Strength, Apocalypse 7:12
True, Jeremiah 10:10
In his celebrated treatise, The Names of God (New York, 1912), Lessius has many others, not taken from Scripture but principally from the liturgy, with brief explanations
Attributes, Divine - The attributes of God most commonly mentioned are: almighty, eternal, holy, immense, immortal, immutable, incomprehensible, ineffable, infinite, intelligent, invisible, just, loving, merciful, Most High, most wise, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, patient, perfect, provident, self-dependent, supreme, true
Melchisedec, Melchizedek - King of Salem and priest of the Most High God
Canticle of Zachary - You my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, to give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins
Benedictus, the - You my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, to give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins
Melchizedek - Melchizedek, or Melchisedec (mel-kĭz'-e-dĕk), the Greek form in the New Testament (king of righteousness), is mentioned in Genesis 14:18-20 as king of Salem and priest of the Most High God, meeting Abram in the valley of Shaveh, bringing out bread and wine to him, blessing him, and receiving tithes from him; in Psalms 110:4, where Messiah is described as a priest "after the order of Melchizedek;" and finally, in Hebrews 5:6-7, where the typical relations between Melchizedek and Christ are defined, both being priests without belonging to the Levitical tribe, superior to Abram, of unknown beginning and end, and kings of righteousness and peace
Zachary, Canticle of - You my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, to give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins
Decree - ]'>[2] ) we have ‘decree’ of ‘the watchers’ and ‘the Most High
So - If so, when the two monarchs affixed their seals to a document, which like themselves has turned to dust, the Most High by their act affixed an additional seal to his holy word, which is true and abideth forever
Rimmon - From rum , "the Most High"; as Εl-ion (Selden, Gesenius, etc
Melchizedek - ) Like Abraham, Melchizedek was a worshipper of the Most High God
Tower - 2 Samuel 22:51 (b) The tower is a type of the high and safe place occupied by the children of GOD who hide in CHRIST and dwell in the secret place of the Most High
Melchiz'Edek - (king of righteousness ), king of Salem and priest of the Most High God, who met Abram in the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's valley, bought out bread and wine, blessed him, and received tithes from him
Wear - He shall wear out the saints of the Most High
Holy Ghost - Names proper only to the Most High God are ascribed to him; as Jehovah, 1 Corinthians 12:1-313 , with Is. Attributes proper only to the Most High God are ascribed to him; as Omniscience, Psalms 139:7
High - ...
This word is frequently used in a name (el ‘elyon) of God; it describes Him as the Most High, the “highest” and only Supreme Being. The emphasis here is on divine supremacy rather than divine exclusiveness: “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the Most High God” [3] ( Lily - He is not found in the public markets, nor in the busy throng, but in the secret place of the Most High, under the shadow of the Almighty
Priest, Priesthood - It is remarkable that the first priest spoken of in scripture is Melchizedek: he is said to be "priest of the Most High God
Mufti - When the grand seignior addresses any writing to the Mufti, he gives him the following titles; "...
To the esad, the wisest of the wise; instructed in all knowledge; the most excellent of excellents; abstaining from things unlawful; the spring of virtue and true science; heir of the prophetic doctrines; resolver of the problems of faith; revealer of the orthodox articles; key of the treasures of truth; the light to doubtful allegories; strengthened with the grace of the Supreme Legislator of Mankind, May the Most High God perpetuate thy favours
Enemy - 14:20: “And blessed be the Most High God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand
God - Elyon, 'the Most High,' is another name of God, which stands alone, as in Deuteronomy 32:8 ; 2 Samuel 24:14 ; and in Daniel 4:17-34 (from a kindred word); or it has one of the above words added and is then 'the Most High God,' Genesis 14:20 ; or 'the LORDmost high. It is not confined to Israel, for He is "the Most High over all the earth
Moses - In this interval how much did he accomplish, as the immediate agent of the Most High. ...
In all that he wrought and taught, he was but the agent of the Most High; and yet in all his own character stands honorably revealed
God - ΕLΥΟΝ , His sublimity, (Genesis 14:22), "the Most High
Benevolence - The sons of the Most High are to do good to their enemies as well as to their friends (Luke 6:35)
Lunatics - Their language was, "What hast thou to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to torment us before the time?" "I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God:" "thou art the Christ, the Son of God, the Son of the Most High God," Matthew 8:29 ; Mark 1:24 ; Mark 3:11 ; Luke 4:34-41
High Place - An elevated site, usually found on the top of a mountain or hill; Most High places were Canaanite places of pagan worship. Although Most High places were part of the worship of Baal, the Ammonite god Molech and the Moabite god Chemosh were also worshiped at similar high places (1 Kings 11:5-8 ; 2 Kings 23:10 )
Golden Rule - The "Most High" is perfect, being kind and merciful to the ungrateful and wicked (Matthew 5:48 ; Luke 6:35-36 ). In order to be perfect as he is perfect, and to be "sons of the Most High, " we are to emulate the purest altruism and uncompromising impartiality of the Father, who seeks only the good of his creatures
Bless - ...
The passive form of bârak is used in pronouncing God’s “blessing on men,” as through Melchizedek: “Blessed be Abram of the Most High God …” ( Most High God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand” ( Melchizedek - ‘God Most High’ (Hebrews 7:1) is a phrase of frequent occurrence in the Apocrypha (for the passages see E. ), especially in Ecclesiasticus; and the title ‘priest of the Most High God’ was revived by the Maccabaean princes, whilst John Hyrcanus (137-105 b
Exorcism - Something close to the usual technique of exorcism was demonstrated by the Gerasene demoniac who tried unsuccessfully to exorcise Jesus, calling Him by title and adjuring Him in the name of the Most High God to leave him alone (Mark 5:7 )
Kindness - Thus, we are to love kindness (Micah 6:8 ) and to be children of the Most High, exhibiting his kindness and mercy (Luke 6:35-36 )
Almond Tree - ]'>[1] This is the first vision with which the Prophet was honoured; and his attention is roused by a very significant emblem of that severe correction with which the Most High was hastening to visit his people for their iniquity: and from the species of tree to which the rod belonged, he is warned of its near approach
Right Hand - This figure is used of God’s effecting His will among men and of His working in their behalf (showing His favor): “And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High” ( Rephidim - While the Israelites were encamped at Rephidim, on the western side of Horeb, the mount of God, Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses, who lived in that neighbourhood, and was priest and prince of Midian, came to visit him, with his wife Zipporah, and his two sons, Eleazar and Gershom, who had accompanied him part of the way to Egypt, but returned home again; and they rejoiced with him "for all the goodness which the Lord had done for Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians;" and upon this occasion, Jethro, as "a priest of the Most High God," of the order of Melchizedek, "offered a burnt-offering and sacrifices of thanksgiving to God, at which Aaron and all the elders of Israel ate bread with Jethro before God," by a repetition of the eucharistic feast upon a sacrifice which Melchizedek formerly administered to Abraham, Genesis 14:18 ; Exodus 18:1-12
Swedenborgians - A second doctrine taught by the same author relates to the sacred Scripture, or word of God, which is maintained to be divinely inspired throughout, and, consequently, to be the repository of the whole will and wisdom of the Most High God. For it is taught by Baron Swedenborg, that the sense of the letter of the holy word is the basis, the continent, and the firmament, of its spiritual and celestial senses, being written according to the doctrine of correspondencies between things spiritual and things natural, and thus designed by the Most High as the vehicle of communication of the eternal spiritual truths of his kingdom to the minds of men. It is insisted farther, that man, according to his life in the world, takes up his eternal abode, either with angels of light, or with the spirits of darkness; with the former, if he is wise to live according to the precepts of God's holy word; or with the latter, if, through folly and transgression, he rejects the counsel and guidance of the Most High
Son of Man - (The latter conclusion is drawn from the fact that in Daniel 7:27 the “saints of the Most High” were granted dominion over an everlasting kingdom. Faithful disciples are to join the Son of man in this judgment (Matthew 19:28 ), which perhaps reflects the dual role of the Son of man and saints of the Most High found in Daniel 7:13 ,Daniel 7:13,7:27
Litany of the Sacred Heart - ...
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, have mercy on us
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - ...
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, have mercy on us
Archangel - Frequently, they are set within a wider class of celestial beings that include “sons of God” (Genesis 6:2 ,Genesis 6:2,6:4 ; Psalm 29:1 , Psalm 89:6 ; Job 38:7 ), “holy ones” (Deuteronomy 33:2 ; Psalm 89:5 ,Psalms 89:5,89:7 ; Job 15:15 ; Zechariah 14:5 ), and “sons of the Most High” (Psalm 82:6 ; Luke 6:35 )
Paulicians - They denied that this inferior and visible world is the production of the Supreme Being; and they distinguish the Creator of the world and of human bodies from the Most High God who dwells in the heavens; and hence some have been led to conceive that they were a branch of the Gnostics rather than of the Manicheans
Aaron - ...
High Priest of God Most High
Torment - Of mental torment we have instances in 2 Peter 2:8, where Lot is said to have ‘vexed’ (Revised Version margin ‘tormented’) his soul with the lawless deeds of his neighbours; in Revelation 11:10 : ‘These two prophets tormented them that dwell on the earth’; in 4 Ezr 5:34 : ‘My reins torment (torquent) me every hour while I labour to comprehend the way of the Most High’; and in 7:64: ‘By reason of this we are tormented (cruciamur), because we perish and know it
Reconciliation - So Christ, having assumed my nature into His person, and so satisfied divine justice for my sins, I am received into favor again with the Most High God
Loans - But love your enemies, and do them good, and lend, never despairing; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Most High: for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil’ (Luke 6:34 f
God - For certain it is, that very early in the church men began to call upon the name of JEHOVAH, (Genesis 4:26) And Abram told the king of Sodom, that he had lifted up his hand unto the Lord, the Most High God
Nebuchadnezzar, or Nebuchadrezzar - He called the three out of the furnace, addressing them as 'servants of the Most High God'; he blessed their God, and said that no one must speak anything against Him; but the miracle had no practical moral effect upon him
Sacred Heart, Litany of the - ...
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, have mercy on us
Gen'Esis - 4, "These are the generations," shows, the name of the Most High is uniformly Elohim , God
Tabernacle - The meaning of mishkân was also extended to include the whole area surrounding the temple, as much as the city Jerusalem: “There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High” ( High Place - ”...
The Bible’s metaphorical use of the “backs” of the clouds and the waves of the sea gives problems to translators: “I will ascend above the heights [1] of the clouds; I will be like the Most High” ( Lot - It unquestionably implies a solemn appeal to the Most High to interpose by his decision; and so every thinking man will be very careful that he has a true and religious ground for so serious a proceeding; and few if any cases can now occur in which it can have any justification
Nebuchadnezzar - 'This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the Most High: that they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass like an ox, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will. And they shall drive thee from among men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field; they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee until thou know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will. And at the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up mine eyes to heaven, and mine understanding returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and I praised and honoured Him who liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation: and all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say to Him, What doest Thou? Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and His ways judgment; and those that walk in pride He is able to abase
Priest, Christ as - The priestly activity of drawing near to God in sacrifice and prayer is introduced in the Old Testament through Abel the head of a family (Genesis 4:4 ), Melchizedek the king of Salem and priest of God Most High (Genesis 14:18 ), Jethro the priest of Midian (Exodus 18:1 ), Aaron (Exodus 28:1 ), and the Levites (Exodus 32:28-29 ; Numbers 1:47-53 ). Abraham recognized the greatness of Melchizedek, who served in the dual offices of king of Salem and priest of God Most High, offered his tithe, and received a blessing (Genesis 14:18-20 ; cf
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She met Paul several days on his way to the place of prayer, and used to cry out on each occasion "these servants of the Most High God announce to us the way of salvation
Child - Judges, magistrates, priests, are also termed children of God: "I have said, Ye are gods, and all of you are the children of the Most High," Psalms 82:8
Cherubim - In Jewish theology the cherubim are one of the three highest classes of angels, the other two being the seraphim and ophanim , which guard the throne of the Most High
Authority - Examples include Proverbs 29:2 , describing the rejoicing of the people when the righteous are “in authority;” Esther 9:29 , speaking of “full written authority” (RSV) Esther and Mordecai exercised; Daniel 4:17 , declaring that “the Most High rules the kingdom of men” (RSV); and Daniel 7:13-14 , prophesying that eternal authority will be given to the “Son of Man
Despise - The Pharisees ‘invented the Most High-flown designations for each other, such as “Light of Israel,” “Glory of the Law,” etc
Build - God called the elders of Israel the “sons [1] of the Most High” ( Apocrypha - A certain pre-existence is implied in the assertion that the Most High had kept him (2 Esdras 12:32); the Latin has only ‘for the end,’ but the Syriac reads ‘for the end of days, who shall spring up out of the seed of David. The Most High has kept him for a great season (Daniel 7:26), another reference to pre-existence. In a fine passage she celebrates her own praises, glorying in the midst of her people, saying—...
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And covered the earth as a mist. For instance, the opening passage, describing how Wisdom stood up in the congregation of the Most High to celebrate her own praises, would lose all its force of appeal if it were taken in prosaic literalness. She came forth from the mouth of the Most High’ (Sirach 24:3)
Melchizedek - Described as king of Salem and priest of God Most High ( ‘El ‘Elyôn ), who met Abraham on his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and his allies, refreshed him and his servants with bread and wine, blessed him, and received from him a tenth of the spoil he had taken ( Genesis 14:18-20 )
Sacrifice - But, in religious institutions, the Most High has ever been jealous of his prerogative
Atonement - Human language is imperfect, and human conceptions are often defective, when applied to the Most High
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God's Rule over a Chaotic World The basic message of Daniel 2-5 is that "the Most High God is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and sets over them anyone he wishes" ( Daniel 5:21 ). ...
The Protection of God's People The presentation of the "son of man" before God assures the status and security of "the people of the Most High" ( Daniel 7:13,22 )
Elkesai, Elkesaites - The formula of baptism runs, In the name of the Most High God and of His Son, the Great King; but this Great King is not exclusively identified with Jesus of Nazareth, for He appeared in the world in successive incarnations, Adam being the first
Protestant - Whatsoever else they believe beside it, and the plain, irrefragable, indubitable consequences of it, well may they hold it as a matter of opinion; but as a matter of faith and religion, neither can they with coherence to their own grounds believe it themselves, nor require belief of it of others, without Most High and most schismatical presumption
Belshazzar - He had an opportunity of seeing, in the case of his ancestor, how hateful pride is, even in royalty itself; how instantly God can blast the dignity of the brightest crown, and reduce him that wears it to a level with the beasts of the field; and consequently how much the prosperity of kings and the stability of their thrones depend upon acknowledging that "the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will
Daniel, Theology of - So salvation must involve confession, rejection of prideful self-sufficiency, and dependence on God (Mark 8:34 ), all of which are so magnificently modeled by Daniel, his three companions, and later, by the saints of the Most High. Eventually the Son of Man will lead his people ("the saints of the Most High") into triumph
Daniel, the Book of - His high dignities in the world typify the ultimate giving of the earth kingdom "to the people of the saints of the Most High" (Daniel 7:27). When Nebuchadnezzar glorified and deified self, becoming severed from God, he became beast-like and consorted with the beasts, that look downward to the earth, having lost his true humanity; but when "he lifted up his eyes to heaven his understanding returned, and he blessed the Most High, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion" (Daniel 4:28-34)
Kindness (2) - The highest reward attendant upon a love that extends to both friends and foes and is ready to show kindness to all men without distinction, is that thereby men become ‘sons of the Most High. ’ ‘Sons of your Father which is in heaven,’ as it runs in Matthew 5:45, would appear to be the primitive phrase, but ‘the Most High’ (ὕψιστος) is quite a favourite name for God with Lk
Daniel, Book of - The king had to learn that the God of the Jews was the Most High God, who was able to set him and all his powers at defiance. Out of the last arises a little horn, a power which persecutes the saints for 3-1/2 years; but which is judged by the Ancient of Days, and the saints of the Most High, or rather of the high places, eventually take the kingdom
Hosea - They would not turn to the Most High
Infallibility - The human being who challenges infallibility seems to imitate the pride and presumption of Lucifer, when he said, ...
I will ascend, and will be like the Most High
Create - 14:19, Melchizedek blessed Abram and said: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker [9] of heaven and earth” (RSV)
a'Braham - The captives and plunder were all recovered, and Abram was greeted on his return by the king of Sodom, and by Melchizedek king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who mysteriously appears upon the scene to bless the patriarch and receive from him a tenth of the spoil
Idol, Idolatry - But when we regard idolatry in a moral point of view, as consisting not merely in the external worship of false gods, but in the preference of, and devotion to something else than the Most High, how many Christians must then fall under this charge
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - He beholds the heavenly temple, and the Most High, and receives the priesthood from Him (v. For ‘seventy weeks’ they will go astray and profane the priesthood, and murder ‘a man who reneweth the law in the power of the Most High’ (xiv. ‘priest of the Most High God’), apparently first assumed by Simon, but also ‘a prophet of the Most High’ (Test
Heaven - the place of the more immediate residence of the Most High, Genesis 14:19
Priest - Melchizedek is "the priest of the Most High God
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In Ode xx, the author speaks as a priest of the Most High: ‘I am a priest of the Lord, and to Him I do priestly service: and to Him I offer the sacrifice of His thought. : ‘Joy is of the saints! and who shall put it on, but they alone? Grace is of the elect! and who shall receive it, except those who trust in it from the beginning? Love is of the elect! and who shall put it on, except those who have possessed it from the beginning? Walk ye in the knowledge of the Most High, and you shall know the grace of the Lord without grudging. 9: ‘Hear the word of truth, and receive the knowledge of the Most High. 2-3: ‘O Most High, thou wilt not forsake me, for thou art my hope: freely I have received thy grace, I shall live thereby
Prophecy - We see, of the four great empires of the world, the fourth and last, which was greater and more powerful than any of the former, divided in the western part thereof into ten lesser kingdoms; and among them a power 'with a triple crown differs from the first, ' with 'a mouth speaking very great things, ' and with 'a look more stout than his fellows, speaking great words against the Most High, wearing out the saints of the Most High, wearing out the saints of the Most High, and changing times and laws
Gods - His claim to be ‘the Son of God,’ whom the Father, in a unique sense, both ‘sanctified and sent,’ could be judged by His works, and it was sufficient to contrast those works which they could daily witness with the works of men whom God designated ‘sons of the Most High’ (בְּנִי עָלְיוֹן Psalms 82:6)
Apocalyptic - The idea that the devil is lord of the present age was not shared by all apocalyptists; for example, in Daniel 4:25 , Nebuchadnezzar was told that he would be humbled until he learned that “the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will,” (compare Revelation 13:5-10 )
Only- Begotten - This is certainly not the case with Justin (see above); and Aristides affirms the pre-existence of the Son of God (‘He is named the Son of God Most High; and it is said that God came down from heaven, and … clad Himself with flesh, and in a daughter of man there dwelt the Son of God,’ Apol
God, Names of - God, Most High). Sometimes the compound is construed as a name: "It is good to make music to your name, O Most High" (Psalm 9:1 )
Heresy - the bloody law of the six articles was made, which were "determined and resolved by the most godly study, pain, and travail of his majesty; for which his most humble and obedient subjects, the lords spiritual and temporal, and the commons in parliament assembled, did render and give unto his highness their Most High and hearty thanks
Atonement, Day of - Here he cast the incense on the coals, producing a cloud of smoke, by which the dwelling-place of the Most High between the Cherubim was hidden from mortal gaze (see Exodus 33:20 )
Communion - In later Judaism, however, this rite held but a small place, and Rabbinical transcendentalism would not allow any thought of sacramental communion with God the Most High
Abraham - He refused to take even a thread of the spoil from the king of Sodom: he would not be made rich from such a source; but he was blessed by Melchisedec, king of Salem, the priest of the Most High God, who brought forth bread and wine: to whom Abraham gave tenths of all
Almsgiving - If, on the one hand, He combines (Matthew 6:2; Matthew 6:5; Luke 16:19-31) Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting, as in Tobit 12:8, and describes Almsgiving as providing a treasure in the heavens which faileth not (Luke 12:33), as in Sirach 40:17; yet, on the other hand, He explicitly condemns (Matthew 6:2) the notion countenanced in Sirach 31:11 [2] that alms may be done to gain a reputation for piety; while in Matthew 5:45 He directly contradicts both the precept and the doctrine of Sirach 12:5-7 ‘Give not to the ungodly … for the Most High hateth sinners, and will repay vengeance
Word - Balaam, for example, speaks as "one who hears the words of God, who has knowledge from the Most High" (Numbers 24:16 ; cf. Balaam "hears the words of God, has knowledge from the Most High, and sees a vision from the Almighty " (Deuteronomy 11:18-21 )
Macedonia - Worship of “God the Most High” (Zeus Hypsistos), elsewhere associated with the God of the Israelites, is also in evidence
Hold - The Most High--held still the flood till they had passed
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(VII) Belief in providence is the basis of religion, especially of revealed religion: "the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will" (Daniel 4:32), So minute is His providential care that "the very hairs of our head are all numbered" (Matthew 10:30; Acts 27:34; Luke 21:18; Daniel 3:27); nor is the smallest saint forgotten amidst countless multitudes: "Thou art as much His care as if beside Not man nor angel lived in heaven and earth; Thus sunbeams pour alike a glorious tide, To light up worlds or wake an insect's mirth
Triumphs - After obtaining a complete victory over all his enemies, he ascended in splendour and triumph into his Father's presence on the clouds of heaven, the chariots of the Most High, thousands of holy angels attending in his train; he led the devil and all his angels, together with sin, the world, and death, as his spoils of war, and captives in chains, and exposed them to open contempt and shame, in the view of all his angelic attendants, triumphing like a glorious conqueror over them, in virtue of his cross, upon which he made complete satisfaction for sin, and by his own strength, without the assistance of any creature, destroyed him that had the power of death, that is, the devil
Sinai - This, therefore, was the part of the peninsula best adapted to the residence of nearly a year, during which the Israelites were numbered, and received their laws from the Most High
Temple - It seems much more likely that he made no theoretical attack upon the Mosaic Law, while his declaration that ‘the Most High dwelleth not in houses made with hands’ (Acts 7:48-50) was so far from being new that it merely echoed the words of Solomon at the dedication of the first Temple (1 Kings 8:27)
Abraham - To him Abram presented a tenth of the spoils, in recognition of his character as a priest of the Most High God (Genesis 14:18-20 )
Unbelief - The Most High would unfold all the width of His salvation when after their period of darkness the Jewish people would come forth into the light
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The names of God occurring are: ΕL , the shortened form of ΕLΟΗΙΜ ; ΕLΙΟΝ , "Most High" (only in Genesis 14:18 ΕL ΕLΙΟΝ , but in Psalms found alone, and with ΕLΟΗΙΜ and JEHOVAH Υahweh ); and SΗΑDDΑΙ "Almighty," in the Pentateuch generally with EL, The plural is that of excellence and majesty; Elohim combining in Himself the several attributes assigned to distinct gods by the pagan false gods as well as to the true God; and is the word used where pagan people, as the Egyptians, or foreigners, as Hagar, Eliezer of Damascus, the Egyptians, etc
Hymns - Like my nature He became that I might learn Him, and like my form, that I might not turn back from Him … and the Most High shall be known in His saints, to announce to those that have Songs of the Coming of the Lord; that they may go forth to meet Him, and may sing to Him with joy and with the harp or many tones
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(4) That Solomon the builder of the temple recognized that which the Jews lose sight of, namely, that the Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands, as though His presence was confined to a locality (1 Kings 8:27; 2 Chronicles 2:6; 2 Chronicles 6:18), and which Jehovah through Isaiah (Isaiah 66:1) insists on
Promise (2) - Luke 5:10); ‘Your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Most High’ (Luke 6:35); ‘Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free’ (John 8:32)
Baruch, Apocalypse of - ‘The Most High … alone knows what will befall’ (lxix. The scheme satisfies the Most High, who says, ‘Let the multitude perish, which was born in vain’ (9:22)
Daniel, Book of - Vision of four beasts shows four kingdoms to be overcome by Son of man and saints of the Most High, who will reign forever (Daniel 7:1-28 )
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El-Elyon “The Most High God” or “The Exalted One” ( Numbers 24:16 ; 2 Samuel 22:14 ; Psalm 18:13 )
King (2) - ]'>[2] suffice it to say here, that the announcement of a cosmical catastrophe, of a new aeon, in which the existing sway of Satan shall be destroyed, and God shall be all in all, is intrinsically incompatible with the idea of a Messianic King standing side by side with the Most High
Benedictus - 1 Peter 2:19, and Revelation 6:9); and is all given us through and in the Horn of Salvation, whom God has raised up ‘in the house of his servant David’ (Luke 1:69), indeed, but who Himself is ‘the Most High,’ and ‘the Lord’ (Luke 1:76), and ‘the Day-spring from on High’—not rising gradually as does Nature’s dawn, but bursting, as it were, upon our wondering eyes, full-orbed from the zenith (Luke 1:78)
Free Will - Yet to say that the Most High acts freely does not mean that He acts capriciously
Priest (2) - He is termed ‘priest of God Most High. In the record he is just called ‘priest of God Most High,’ without any characteristic priestly acts being stated
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Old Testament writers frequently describe Jerusalem as the city of God's presence, the city of God (Psalm 48:1,8 ; 87:3 ), and the holy place where the Most High dwells (Psalm 46:4 )
King, Christ as - Beginning with Genesis 1:1 , the Bible portrays God as the Lord and Sovereign over all creation, God Most High (Genesis 14:18 ; cf
Antichrist - Both have "a mouth speaking great things" (Daniel 7:8; Daniel 7:11-20; Daniel 7:25); both blaspheme against the Most High (Revelation 13:6-7); both make war with the saints, and prevail; both persecute the saints (Revelation 13:7-10; Revelation 17:6), the beast being under the guidance of the harlot "drunken with their blood
Balaam - " (Numbers 22:20-35) When we hear this impious man's confession, that "he had heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the Most High; had seen the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open
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At an early period, Abraham had testified that God was the Most High God (Genesis 14:22 ), the righteous Judge of humankind (Genesis 15:14 ), and the Guarantor of the covenant of promise
Virgin Birth - In that passage, moreover, the child whose birth is announced is already designated Messianically as ‘Son of the Most High’: but the title ‘Son of God’ in Luke 2:35 has a quite different signification; it denotes not official adoption, but actual origin: Luke 2:35 is thus a doublet of Luke 2:31-32 on another plane. that while in Luke 1:32 (‘Son of the Most High’) ‘son’ denotes official adoption, in Luke 1:35 it describes actual origin
Annunciation, the - ‘Son of the Most High’ recalls Psalms 2:7, and ‘the throne of his father David’ recalls the great Messianic prediction in Isaiah 9:6-7. ‘The power of the Most High shall overshadow thee’ reminds us rather of the manifestations of the Divine presence in the Old Testament, especially the ‘pillar of cloud’ (Exodus 13:21; Hebrews 1:3 1 Kings 8:10-11)
Abram - On his return, passing near Salem, supposed to be the city afterward called Jerusalem, he was blessed by its king Melchizedec, who was priest of the Most High God; so that the knowledge and worship of Jehovah had not quite departed at that time from the Canaanitish nations. But a visible church relation was established between Abraham's family and the Most High, signified by the visible and distinguishing sacrament of circumcision, and followed by new and enlarged revelations of truth
Mark, the Gospel of - For example, Mark found irony in pairing the story of the disciples questioning the identity of Jesus after the stilling of the storm, “What manner of man is this?” (Mark 4:41 ) with the account of the demons who are quick to shout, “Jesus, thou son of the Most High God” (Mark 5:7 )
King, Kingship - In the words of the angel who spoke to Mary: "He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High
Divination - The testimony of the evil spirit to the servants of the Most High God is remarkable: it may have been compelled to speak thus when brought face to face with the power of God (as the demons owned Christ): but the apostle could not tolerate commendation from such a source — the spirit was cast out by a superior power
Ethics (2) - This ‘Prophet,’ filled with Deity, this great religious Personality, ever directly conscious of His nearness to God, does not shrink from giving judgment as to what is the actual purpose of the Most High. But more: to the finer religious feelings, every oath is a gratuitous and irreverent bringing down of the Most High into the sordid and trivial concerns of the hour—the grossest case being that of the impulsive Oriental who puts his head in pledge, as if he had power over life and death, forgetting his complete dependence upon God, and that life and death proceed from Him alone
Destroy, Destruction - Yahweh will reveal himself as the Most High God by actually standing next to the altar when he gives the command to destroy their worship center (Amos 9:1 )
Jesus, Life And Ministry of - Just as the devil challenged Jesus in the desert as “Son of God,” so in the course of His ministry the demons (or the demon-possessed) confronted Him with such words as “what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God” (Mark 1:24 ), or “What have I to do with thee Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God?” (Mark 5:7 )
Children (Sons) of God - Once the judges of Israel are referred to as ‘gods,’ perhaps as appointed by God and vested with His authority (but the passage is very obscure; may the words be ironical?), and, in parallel phrase, as ‘sons of the Most High’ ( Psalms 82:6 , cf
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The first occurrence of "priest" in the Old Testament is the reference to the pre-Israelite "Melchizedek king of Salem priest of God Most High" (Genesis 14:18 )
Abraham - Melchizedek, one of the only native princes who still served Jehovah, and was at once king and priest, blessed Abraham in the name of the Most High God, possessor of heaven and earth, and blessed God in Abraham's name, by a beautiful reciprocation of blessing, and ministered to him bread and wine; and Abraham "gave him tithes of all
Philippi - She calls them servants of ‘God the Most High’-an expression widespread in paganism, as Ramsay notes (St
Virgin Birth - It is a new beginning and one that shall endure: The baby to be born "will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High
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In Deuteronomy 32:8 Moses intimates that from the beginning the distribution of races and nations had a relation to God's final purpose that Israel should be the spiritual center of the kingdom of God; "when the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the bound: of the people according to the number of the children of Israel," i
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Most Highest, Psalms 18:13; Luke 1:32. ...
Most High, Luke 8:28
Advent (2) - This dominion is passed over to ‘the saints of the Most High,’ to be theirs for ever and ever (Daniel 7:18; Daniel 7:27)
Canaanites - Their religion, at least in part, seems to have been preserved pure till the days of Abraham, who acknowledged Melchisedek to be priest of the Most High God; and Melchisedek was, without doubt, a Canaanite, or, at least, dwelt at that time in Canaan in high esteem and veneration
Meekness (2) - Humility is the soul’s attitude induced by a proper sense of one’s creaturely weakness, ignorance, and unworthiness in presence of the Most High; meekness is the attendant disposition, born of humility, which constrains the soul to bow without complaining before the will of God in the hard and perplexing experiences of life
Magi - Let it then be remembered, that as "the Most High ruleth in the kingdoms of men," he often overrules great political events for moral purposes
Abortion - In the New Testament, Luke portrays Elizabeth's remarkable conception of John the Baptist as a sign of the Lord's magnified mercy toward her (1:25,58), and in the angel's words to Mary foretelling the conception of "the Son of the Most High, " blessings of the Messiah's arrival and of promised fertility stand together (Luke 1:28-38 )
Ethics - The family with its parents, children, and servants ( Ephesians 5:22 to Ephesians 6:9 , Colossians 3:18 to Colossians 4:1 ); the Church with its various orders of character and gifts ( 1 John 5:1 ; Romans 15:1-33 , Galatians 6:1-2 , 1Co 13:1-13 ; 1 Corinthians 14:1-40 ; 1 Corinthians 15:1-58 ); the State with its monarch and magistrates ( Mark 12:14-17 , Romans 13:1-7 , 1 Timothy 2:1-2 ), provide the spheres wherein the servant of Christ is to manifest his devotion to the Most High
Philippians, Theology of - God is holy, God Most High, but not so high and holy that he will not step down to involve himself in human affairs
Priest - Melchizedek, combining kingship and priesthood in one, as the Arab sheikh does, had no human successor or predecessor as priest of "the Most High God, the Possessor of heaven and earth
Temple - 999, with peculiar solemnity, to the worship of the Most High; who on this occasion vouchsafed to honour it with the Shechinah, or visible manifestation of his presence
Division of the Earth - Moses refers to it, as handed down to the Israelites, "from the days of old, and the years of many generations; as they might learn from their fathers and their elders," and farther, as conveying a special grant of the land of Palestine, to be the lot of the twelve tribes of Israel:—...
"When the Most High divided to the nations their settlements, When he separated the sons of Adam, ...
He assigned the boundaries of the peoples [1] According to the number of the sons of Israel: For the portion of the Lord is his people, ...
Jacob is the lot of his inheritance," ...
Deuteronomy 32:7-9
Tabernacle - From the measurements given above, it will be seen that the most holy place the true presence-chamber of the Most High, to which the holy place forms the antechamber has the form of a perfect cube, 10 cubits (about 15 ft
Election - 8, rising to the loftiest heights of Divine inspiration, and penetrating, as it might seem, to the secret place of the counsels of the Most High, apprehends or himself, and makes known for the encouragement of faith, the links of the great chain of the Divine election by which the Church of believers is bound about the feet of God-‘foreknown,’ ‘foreordained,’ ‘called,’ ‘justified,’ ‘glorified’ (1619169056_1)
Assumption of Moses - Next there are raised up kings bearing rule who call themselves priests of the Most High God (the Maccabees)
Fall (2) - ‘The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also that which is to be born shall be called holy, the Son of God’ (Luke 1:35)
Hell - And there shall the Most High say to the nations that are raised from the dead, See ye and understand whom ye have denied, or whom ye have not served, or whose commandments ye have despised
Law - His trenchant speech (Acts 7) not only attacks the Jews for their persistent rejection of the Prophets, but also pointedly criticizes their over-estimation of the Temple: ‘the Most High dwelleth not in houses made with hands’ (Acts 7:47-50)
Birth of Christ - In Luke 1:32 we read: ‘He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end
Hell - And there shall the Most High say to the nations that are raised from the dead, See ye and understand whom ye have denied, or whom ye have not served, or whose commandments ye have despised
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( d ) El Elyon , ‘God Most High,’ found in Genesis 14:18 ff
God - With the introduction of the patriarchs of Israel (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob), God became known as the "God Almighty, " El Shaddai ( Genesis 17:1 ; 28:3 ; 35:11 ; 48:3 ; 49:25 ; Exodus 6:3 ; Ezekiel 10:5 ), and less frequently "God everlasting" (El Olam ), "God of seeing" (El Roi ), and "God Most High, " El Elyon ( Genesis 21:33 ; 16:13 )
Lord's Supper (ii) - It must be remembered that (α) the idea of communion with God by means of a sacred meal was familiar, as in many religious rites outside Judaism, so also in the literature and the religion which were well known to the disciples, as shown in the Levitical peace-offerings with the threefold division into the portion for God, the portion for the priest, and the portion for the worshipper (Leviticus 3; Leviticus 7:29-34); the bread and wine brought forth by Melchizedek, the ‘priest of God Most High’ (Genesis 14:18); the eating of the lamb in the Passover (Exodus 12); the meal of Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders in the presence of God (Exodus 24:1-11); the prophecy by Isaiah of the feast to be made by the Lord of hosts (Isaiah 25:6); and the invitations to a meal evidently of profound spiritual significance given by the personified ‘Wisdom’ of the Sapiential books (Proverbs 9:1-5, Sirach 24:19-21)
Dream (2) - In this matter, too, the Son of Sirach retains the Biblical view, explicitly recognizing that dreams may be sent by the Most High in the very passage in which he reproves the folly of looking upon dreams in general as sources of knowledge (Sirach 34:6). ’ When on rare occasions God did vouchsafe symbolical dreams to men, the professed dream-interpreters of the Most Highly trained castes stood helpless before them (Genesis 37, 40, 41, Daniel 2, 4)
Ascension of Isaiah - The First Person is called ‘the Great Glory’ (9:37; 10:16; 11:32), ‘the Most High’ (6:8; 7:23; 10:6, 7); and ‘Father’ (8:18; Mahometanism - ...
When the time which he conceived to be favourable for the grand object of his ambition had arrived, he openly declared that he was the prophet of the Most High God; but the magistrates of Mecca, despising his pretensions, or dreading the evils which might result from religious innovation, vigorously opposed him, and he found himself compelled, in order to avoid the punishment which they were preparing to inflict on him to have recourse to flight
Personality - 254), ‘Personality is the possibility of mirroring God, the faculty of being a living reflexion of the very attributes and character of the Most High
Fall - ...
(e) There can be no doubt of the distinctness and emphasis with which Jewish thought insists on man’s individual responsibility, sometimes even, it would seem, in opposition to the view of a moral solidarity of the race, as the following passages show: 2 Esdras 3:26 ‘In all things doing even as Adam and all his generation had done: for they also bare a wicked heart’; 8:59, 60 ‘The Most High willed not that man should come to nought: but they which be created have themselves defiled the name of him that made them, and were unthankful unto him which prepared life for them’; 9:11, 12 ‘As many as have scorned my law, while they had yet liberty, and, when as yet place of repentance was open unto them, understood not, but despised it; the same must know it after death by torment
Miracles - In a word, supposing that the Most High should in any instance so far counteract the common laws of nature, as to produce a miracle; and should design that miracle as a monument to future times of the truth of any peculiar doctrine, we cannot conceive any mode of communicating it more effectual than that which he has chosen
Millenarians - " "And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve him
Trinity - And how can it be otherwise? Is it to be expected that our finite understandings should be competent to the full comprehension of the nature and properties of an infinite Being? "Can we find out the Almighty to perfection," Job 11:7 ; or penetrate into the essence of the Most High? "God is a Spirit," John 4:24 , and our gross conceptions are but ill-adapted to the contemplation of a pure and spiritual Being
Enoch Book of - ); the righteous are to raise prayers and place them before the angels, who are to place the sin of sinners for a memorial before the Most High (xcix
Basilides, Gnostic Sect Founder - That this descent of the light was represented as taking place at the Annunciation and not merely at the Baptism is clearly implied in the express reference to the words of the angel in Luk_1:35 "A Holy Spirit shall come upon thee," which are explained to mean "that ...
[5] which passed from the sonship through the Limitary Spirit to the Ogdoad and the Hebdomad till it reached Mary" (the interpretation of the following words "And a power of the Most High shall overshadow thee," appears to be hopelessly corrupt)
Christ in the Middle Ages - He maintained, therefore, that the Deity of Jesus in its exceeding goodness came even to our nature and truly assumed the substance of our flesh, so that the Most High God could be called man, the super-essential essence thus shining forth out of humanity