What does Worth mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
δηναρίων A Roman silver coin in NT time. 1
διαφέρετε to bear or carry through any place. 1
δοκιμὴν proving 1
πολυτελές precious. 1
אָ֑לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
בְּאֶ֣לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
אַרְבַּ֨ע four. 1
כָמֹ֖נוּ like 1
מְחִ֥יר price 1
מִכְסַ֣ת computation. 1
מִכְרָֽהּ merchandise 1
כִּמְעָֽט littleness 1
וְיָשֵׂ֥ם to put 1
שְׂכַ֣ר hire 1

Definitions Related to Worth

H7760


   1 to put, place, set, appoint, make.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to put, set, lay, put or lay upon, lay (violent) hands on.
         1a2 to set, direct, direct toward.
            1a2a to extend (compassion) (fig).
         1a3 to set, ordain, establish, found, appoint, constitute, make, determine, fix.
         1a4 to set, station, put, set in place, plant, fix.
         1a5 to make, make for, transform into, constitute, fashion, work, bring to pass, appoint, give.
      1b (Hiphil) to set or make for a sign.
      1c (Hophal) to be set.
      

H505


   1 a thousand.
      1a as numeral.
   2 a thousand, company.
      2a as a company of men under one leader, troops.
      

H4242


   1 price, hire.
      1a price.
      1b hire, reward, gain.
      

H3644


   1 like, as, the like of which conj.
   2 when, according as, as it were.
   

H7939


   1 hire, wages.
      1a wages.
      1b reward, pay.
      1c fare, fee, passage-money.
      

H702


   1 four.
   

H4373


   1 computation.
      1a number.
      1b Worth, valuation.
      

H4592


   1 littleness, few, a little, fewness.
      1a little, small, littleness, fewness, too little, yet a little.
      1b like a little, within a little, almost, just, hardly, shortly, little Worth.
      

H4377


   1 merchandise, value, price.
   

G1308


   1 to bear or carry through any place.
   2 to carry different ways.
      2a to carry in different directions, to different places.
         2a1 of people who are carried hither and thither in a ship, driven to and fro.
      2b to differ, to test, prove, the good things that differ,.
         2b1 to distinguish between good and evil, lawful and unlawful, to approve of things that excel, to differ from one.
         2b2 to excel, surpass one.
      2c impersonally, it makes a difference, it matters, is of importance.
      

G1220


   1 A Roman silver coin in NT time.
   It took its name from it being equal to ten “asses”, a number after 217 B.
   C.
   increased to sixteen (about 3. 898 grams or . 1375 oz.
            ).
            It was the principal silver coin of the Roman empire.
            From the parable of the labourers in the vineyard, it would seem that a denarius was then the ordinary pay for a day’s wages.
            (Mt. 20:2–13).
                                 Additional Information: denarius = “containing ten”.
                                 

G1382


   1 proving, trial.
   2 approved, tried character.
   3 a proof, a specimen of tried Worth.
   

G4185


   1 precious.
      1a requiring very great outlay, very costly.
      1b excellent, of surpassing value.
      

Frequency of Worth (original languages)

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A piece of plate may become battered and scratched, so that its beauty is hopelessly gone, but it loses not its real worth; put it into the scale, and its weight and not its fashion shall be the estimate of its preciousness ; throw it into the melting-pot and its purity will show its actual value. So there are many outward circumstances which may spoil the public repute in which a Christian is held, but his essential preciousness remains unchanged. God values him at as high a rate as ever. His unerring balance and crucible are not guided by appearances. How content may we be to be vile in the sight of men if we are accepted of the Lord!
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Woe Worth
Woe be to the day.' Ezekiel 30:2 . From the Anglo-Saxon weorthan , 'to be, become.'
King James Dictionary - Worth
WORTH, a. Termination, signifies a farm or court as in Wordsworth.
WORTH, This verb is now used only in the phrases, wo worth the day, wo worth the man, &c., in which the verb is in the imperative mode, and the noun in the dative wo be to the day.
WORTH, n. G., L. The primary sense is strength.
1. Value that quality of a thing which renders it useful, or which will produce an equivalent good in some other thing. The worth of a days labor may be estimated in money, or in wheat. The worth of labor is settled between the hirer and the hired. The worth of commodities is usually the price they will bring in market but price is not always worth. 2. Value of mental qualities excellence virtue usefulness as a man or magistrate of great worth. As none but she, who in that court did dwell, could know such worth, or worth describe so well.
All worth-consists in doing good, and in the disposition by which it is done.
3. Importance valuable qualities applied to things as, these things have since lost their worth. WORTH, a.
1. Equal in value to. Silver is scarce worth the labor of digging and refining. In one country, a days labor is worth a dollar in another, the same labor is not worth fifty cents. It is worth while to consider a subject well before we come to a decision. If your arguments produce no conviction, they are worth nothing to me.
2. Deserving of in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense. The castle is worth defending. To reign is worth ambition, though in hell.
This is life indeed, life worth preserving.
3. Equal in possessions to having estate to the value of. Most men are estimated by their neighbors to be worth more than they are. A man worth a hundred thousand dollars in the United States, is called rich but no so in London or Paris. Worthiest of blood, an expression in law, denoting the preference of sons to daughters in the descent of estates.

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Worth - Worth, a. Termination, signifies a farm or court as in Wordsworth. ...
Worth, This verb is now used only in the phrases, wo Worth the day, wo Worth the man, &c. ...
Worth, n. The Worth of a days labor may be estimated in money, or in wheat. The Worth of labor is settled between the hirer and the hired. The Worth of commodities is usually the price they will bring in market but price is not always Worth. Value of mental qualities excellence virtue usefulness as a man or magistrate of great Worth. As none but she, who in that court did dwell, could know such Worth, or Worth describe so well. ...
All Worth-consists in doing good, and in the disposition by which it is done. Importance valuable qualities applied to things as, these things have since lost their Worth. Worth, a. Silver is scarce Worth the labor of digging and refining. In one country, a days labor is Worth a dollar in another, the same labor is not Worth fifty cents. It is Worth while to consider a subject well before we come to a decision. If your arguments produce no conviction, they are Worth nothing to me. The castle is Worth defending. To reign is Worth ambition, though in hell. ...
This is life indeed, life Worth preserving. Most men are estimated by their neighbors to be Worth more than they are. A man Worth a hundred thousand dollars in the United States, is called rich but no so in London or Paris. Worthiest of blood, an expression in law, denoting the preference of sons to daughters in the descent of estates
Threepenny - ) Costing or Worth three pence; hence, Worth but little; poor; mean
Undervalue - ) To value, rate, or estimate below the real Worth; to depreciate. ) To esteem lightly; to treat as of little Worth; to hold in mean estimation; to despise. ) A low rate or price; a price less than the real Worth; undervaluation
Carolin - ) A former gold coin of Germany Worth nearly five dollars; also, a gold coin of Sweden Worth nearly five dollars
Scudo - ) A gold coin of Rome, Worth 64 shillings 11 pence sterling, or about $ 15. ) A silver coin, and money of account, used in Italy and Sicily, varying in value, in different parts, but Worth about 4 shillings sterling, or about 96 cents; also, a gold coin Worth about the same
Fourpence - ) A British silver coin, Worth four pence; a groat. ) A name formerly given in New England to the Spanish half real, a silver coin Worth six and a quarter cents
Estimable - ) A thing Worthy of regard. ) Worth of esteem or respect; deserving our good opinion or regard. ) Valuable; Worth a great price
While - ...
Worth while, Worth the time which it requires Worth the time and pains hence, Worth the expense. It is not always Worth while for a man to prosecute for small debts
Present Value - of Worth...
Ruble - It is divided into 100 copecks, and in the gold coin of the realm (as in the five and ten ruble pieces) is Worth about 77 cents. The silver ruble is a coin Worth about 60 cents
Farthing - Two Greek words are translated "farthing' in the New Testament: kodrantes; Roman, quadram—worth about three-eighths of a cent; Matthew 5:26; Mark 12:42; and assarion; Roman, æs or as—the tenth of a denarius, Worth about a cent to 1½ cents
Worthful - ) Full of Worth; Worthy; deserving
Outworth - ) To exceed in Worth
Painsworthy - ) Worth the pains or care bestowed
Worthwhile - ) Worth the time or effort spent
Valuation - ) Value set upon a thing; estimated value or Worth; as, the goods sold for more than their valuation. ) The act of valuing, or of estimating value or Worth; the act of setting a price; estimation; appraisement; as, a valuation of lands for the purpose of taxation
Valueless - ) Being of no value; having no Worth
Disworth - ) To deprive of Worth; to degrade
Rixdaler - ) A Dutch silver coin, Worth about $1
Crusado - ) An old Portuguese coin, Worth about seventy cents
Underthing - ) Something that is inferior and of little Worth
Depreciate - ) To fall in value; to become of less Worth; to sink in estimation; as, a paper currency will depreciate, unless it is convertible into specie. ) To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the Worth of; to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue
Twelvepenny - ) Sold for a shilling; Worth or costing a shilling
Paolo - ) An old Italian silver coin, Worth about ten cents
Abassis - ) A silver coin of Persia, Worth about twenty cents
Piaster - The Italian piaster, or scudo, was Worth from 80 to 100 cents. The Turkish and Egyptian piasters are now Worth about four and a half cents
Valuing - Setting a price on estimating the Worth of esteeming
Choiceness - ) The quality of being of particular value or Worth; nicely; excellence
Bodle - ) A small Scotch coin Worth about one sixth of an English penny
Plack - ) A small copper coin formerly current in Scotland, Worth less than a cent
Pice - ) A small copper coin of the East Indies, Worth less than a cent
Didrachma - ) A two-drachma piece; an ancient Greek silver coin, Worth nearly forty cents
Appraisement - ) The act of setting the value; valuation by an appraiser; estimation of Worth
Uilder - ) A Dutch silver coin Worth about forty cents; - called also florin and gulden
Thaler - ) A German silver coin Worth about three shillings sterling, or about 73 cents
Testone - ) A silver coin of Portugal, Worth about sixpence sterling, or about eleven cents
Worthiness - ) The quality or state of being Worthy; desert; merit; excellence; dignity; virtue; Worth
Workable - ) Capable of being worked, or Worth working; as, a workable mine; workable clay
Azet - ) A Venetian coin, Worth about three English farthings, or one and a half cents
Kopeck - One hundred kopecks make a rouble, Worth about sixty cents
Undervaluation - ) The act of undervaluing; a rate or value not equal to the real Worth
Esteemed - Valued estimated highly valued or prized on account of Worth thought held in opinion
Readable - ) Such as can be read; legible; fit or suitable to be read; Worth reading; interesting
Underbuy - ) To buy at less than the real value or Worth; to buy cheaper than
Graces: Should be Seasonable - ...
'A swarm of bees in May Is Worth a load of hay; A swarm of bees in June Is Worth a silver spune (spoon); A swarm of bees in July Is not Worth a fly
Sen - ) A Japanese coin, Worth about one half of a cent
Self-Partiality - ) That partiality to himself by which a man overrates his own Worth when compared with others
Bajocco - ) A small copper coin formerly current in the Roman States, Worth about a cent and a half
Rigsdaler - ) A Danish coin Worth about fifty-four cents
Talent - In gold, it was Worth 54,752 1
Riksdaler - ) A Swedish coin Worth about twenty-seven cents
Testoon - The testoon of Rome is Worth 1s
Pound - [1] ...
A sum of money put in the Old Testament, (1 Kings 10:17 ; Ezra 2:69 ; Nehemiah 7:71 ) for the Hebrew maneh , Worth in silver about . It was Worth to
Priceless - ) Too valuable to admit of being appraised; of inestimable Worth; invaluable. ) Of no value; Worthless
Louis d'or - Formerly, a gold coin of France nominally Worth twenty shillings sterling, but of varying value; - first struck in 1640
Farthing - It is not Worth a farthing, that is, it is of very little Worth, or Worth nothing
Eulogy - ) A speech or writing in commendation of the character or services of a person; as, a fitting eulogy to Worth
Unworthily - UNWORTHILY, adv. See Worthy and Worth. ...
Not according to desert without due regard to merit as, to treat a man unworthily
Caroline - ) A silver coin once current in some parts of Italy, Worth about seven cents
Schilling - ) Any one of several small German and Dutch coins, Worth from about one and a half cents to about five cents
Esteem - ) High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed Worth. ) To set a value on; to appreciate the Worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon
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Semblance - ) Likeness; resemblance, actual or apparent; similitude; as, the semblance of Worth; semblance of virtue
Wives' Fables, Old - A term of contempt for anything not Worth listening to, associated with what is profane
Millionaire - ) One whose wealth is counted by millions of francs, dollars, or pounds; a very rich person; a person Worth a million or more
Wert - ...
Werth, Worth, in names, signifies a farm, court or village
Batz - It was Worth about four cents
Portague - ) A Portuguese gold coin formerly current, and variously estimated to be Worth from three and one half to four and one half pounds sterling
Boasting - Ostentatious display of personal Worth, or actions a glorying or vaunting
Gerah - The smallest weight or coin among the Jews, the twentieth part of a shekel, and Worth about two and a half cents, Exodus 30:13
Cultus - ) Bad, Worth less; no good
Tournois - ) A former French money of account Worth 20 sous, or a franc
Roschen - ) A small silver coin and money of account of Germany, Worth about two cents
Worthy - WorthY, a. Deserving such as merits having Worth or excellence equivalent with of, before the thing deserved. She has married a man Worthy of her. Thou art Worthy of the sway. ...
I am not Worthy of the least of all the mercies--Genesis 32 . Possessing Worth or excellence of qualities virtuous estimable as a Worthy citizen a Worthy magistrate. Happier thou mayst be, Worthier canst not be. ...
This Worthy mind should Worthy things embrace. Suitable having qualities suited to either in a good or bad sense equal in value as flowers Worthy of paradise. The merciless Macdonald, Worthy to be a rebel. Deserving of : as things Worthy of stripes. WorthY, n. A man of eminent Worth a man distinguished for useful and estimable qualities a man of valor a word much used in the plural as the Worthies of the church political Worthies military Worthies. ...
WorthY, To render Worthy to exalt
Tael - ) A denomination of money, in China, Worth nearly six shillings sterling, or about a dollar and forty cents; also, a weight of one ounce and a third
Denarius - ) A Roman silver coin of the value of about fourteen cents; the "penny" of the New Testament; - so called from being Worth originally ten of the pieces called as
Frivolous - ) Of little weight or importance; not Worth notice; slight; as, a frivolous argument
Depreciation - ) The falling of value; reduction of Worth
Flummery - ) Something insipid, or not Worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial talk of writing
Worthless - ) Destitute of Worth; having no value, virtue, excellence, dignity, or the like; undeserving; valueless; useless; vile; mean; as, a Worthless garment; a Worthless ship; a Worthless man or woman; a Worthless magistrate
Value - valor, from valeo, to be Worth. Worth that property or those properties of a thing which render it useful or estimable or the degree of that property or of such properties. Price the rate of Worth set upon a commodity, or the amount for which a thing is sold. Worth applied to persons. To estimate the Worth of to rate at a certain price to apprise as, to value lands or goods. To be Worth
Daric - It weighed 128 grains, and was Worth about five dollars. The silver daric was Worth about fifty cents
Honor - The deferential recognition by an external sign of another's position or authority, the sensible expression of another's Worth; reputation, virtue or dignity; veneration paid to God by worship, or to the saints by prayer asking their intercession
Valor - ) Value; Worth
Excellency - ) Excellence; virtue; dignity; Worth; superiority
Doit - ) A small Dutch coin, Worth about half a farthing; also, a similar small coin once used in Scotland; hence, any small piece of money
Appraise - ) To set a value; to estimate the Worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels
Shekel - Shekel, Genesis 24:22; Exodus 30:13, means "weight," and was the name of a particular weight of uncoined gold or silver, and in later history of a silver coin Worth about 65 cents
Farthing - Two different Roman brass coins are translated by this word: one of these, the assarion, Matthew 10:29 Luke 12:6 , was Worth less than a cent; the other, the kodrantes, Matthew 5:26 , was probably nearly four mills
Mite - It was the smallest piece of money and Worth about one-fifth of a cent—two mites making a farthing
Precious - ) Of great value or Worth; very valuable; highly esteemed; dear; beloved; as, precious recollections
Tical - ) A bean-shaped coin of Siam, Worth about sixty cents; also, a weight equal to 236 grains troy
Meed - ) Merit or desert; Worth
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Pennyworth - ) A penny's Worth; as much as may be bought for a penny
Appreciation - ) A just valuation or estimate of merit, Worth, weight, etc
Transcendent - ) Very excellent; superior or supreme in excellence; surpassing others; as, transcendent Worth; transcendent valor
Praise - ) Commendation for Worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or Worth; laudation; approbation
Worthy - ) Having suitable, adapted, or equivalent qualities or value; - usually with of before the thing compared or the object; more rarely, with a following infinitive instead of of, or with that; as, Worthy of, equal in excellence, value, or dignity to; entitled to; meriting; - usually in a good sense, but sometimes in a bad one. ) Having Worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous. ) A man of eminent Worth or value; one distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a person of conspicuous desert; - much used in the plural; as, the Worthies of the church; political Worthies; military Worthies. ) To render Worthy; to exalt into a hero
Alabaster - Mark says (14:5) that this box of ointment was Worth more than 300 pence, i. , denarii, each of the value of sevenpence halfpenny of our money, and therefore Worth about 10 pounds. But if we take the denarius as the day's wage of a labourer (Matthew 20:2 ), say two shillings of our money, then the whole would be Worth about 30 pounds, so costly was Mary's offering
Debase - ) To reduce from a higher to a lower state or grade of Worth, dignity, purity, station, etc
Shekel - A weight used among the Israelites; supposed in silver to be Worth somewhat about two shillings and three-pence farthing current coin of our English money
Rix-Dollar - 10; also, a British coin Worth about 36 cents, used in Ceylon and at the Cape of Good Hope
Pistole - There was an old Italian pistole Worth about $5
Trivial - ) Of little Worth or importance; inconsiderable; trifling; petty; paltry; as, a trivial subject or affair
Deign - ) To esteem Worthy; to consider Worth notice; - opposed to disdain. ) To think Worthy; to vouchsafe; to condescend; - - followed by an infinitive
Estimation - ) An opinion or judgment of the Worth, extent, or quantity of anything, formed without using precise data; valuation; as, estimations of distance, magnitude, amount, or moral qualities
Estimate - ) To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data, - either the extrinsic (money), or intrinsic (moral), value; to fix the Worth of roughly or in a general way; as, to estimate the value of goods or land; to estimate the Worth or talents of a person
Penny - The RV_ gives marginal reference to Matthew 18:28, where a note states that the coin (which was of silver) was Worth about 8½d. In the time of Christ it was worth 9:6 pence, or roughly 9½d
Value - ) The property or aggregate properties of a thing by which it is rendered useful or desirable, or the degree of such property or sum of properties; Worth; excellence; utility; importance. ) To estimate the value, or Worth, of; to rate at a certain price; to appraise; to reckon with respect to number, power, importance, etc. ) To be Worth; to be equal to in value. ) Worth estimated by any standard of purchasing power, especially by the market price, or the amount of money agreed upon as an equivalent to the utility and cost of anything
Sparrow - Jesus used the sparrows ( Matthew 10:31 ; Luke 12:7 ) to show their lack of Worth as contrasted with human beings
Scriptures: And Mens Books - There is gold in the rocks which fringe the Pass of the Splugen, gold even in the stones which mend the roads, but there is too little of it to be Worth extracting
Sequin - It is Worth about 9s
Lowly - ) Having a low esteem of one's own Worth; humble; meek; free from pride
Penny, Pennyworth - In the New Testament "penny," either alone or in the compound "pennyworth," occurs as the rendering of the Roman denarius . ( Matthew 20:2 ; 22:10 ; Mark 6:37 ; 12:15 ; Luke 20:24 ; John 6:7 ; Revelation 6:6 ) The denarius was the chief Roman silver coin, and was Worth about 15 to 17 cents
Bounty - ) Goodness, kindness; virtue; Worth
Florin - The florin of England, first minted in 1849, is Worth two shillings, or about 48 cents; the florin of the Netherlands, about 40 cents; of Austria, about 36 cents
Amiable - Lovely Worth of love deserving of affection applied usually to persons
Shekel - sterling money: but the golden shekel was Worth 1 l . say, that the shekel was Worth twenty gerahs
Drachma - a sheep cost one drachma, but apparently by New Testament times the drachma was Worth much less
Excellent - ) Excelling; surpassing others in some good quality or the sum of qualities; of great Worth; eminent, in a good sense; superior; as, an excellent man, artist, citizen, husband, discourse, book, song, etc
Valuable - ) Having value or Worth; possessing qualities which are useful and esteemed; precious; costly; as, a valuable horse; valuable land; a valuable cargo. ) Worthy; estimable; deserving esteem; as, a valuable friend; a valuable companion
Modesty - ) The quality or state of being modest; that lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one's own Worth and importance; absence of self-assertion, arrogance, and presumption; humility respecting one's own merit
Money - It is the Persian daric , a gold coin Worth about . It was Worth 55 to 60 cents, and is of about the same value as the Jewish stater , or coined shekel. ( Matthew 22:15-21 ; Luke 20:19-25 ) They were Worth about 15 cents. (The Roman farthing ( quadrans ) was a brass coin Worth . The Greek farthing (as or assarion) was Worth four Roman farthings, i. A mite was half a farthing, and therefore was Worth about two-tenths of a cent if the half of the Roman farthing, and about 2 cents if the half of the Greek farthing
Elisha - Among them: purification of Jericho's drinking water, transformation of a single cruse of oil into many vessels' Worth, resurrecting a dead child, and curing a Gentile general of leprosy
Didrachma - A Greek coin Worth two drachmas or a Jewish half shekel, the amount of the Temple tax paid by every male Jew above age 19 (Matthew 17:24 )
Estimation - Calculation computation an opinion or judgment of the Worth, extent or quantity of any thing, formed without using precise data
Prize - ) Anything Worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect. ) To value highly; to estimate to be of great Worth; to esteem
Esteem - This man is of no Worth in my esteem. High value or estimation great regard favorable opinion, founded on supposed Worth
Death - In this case you bring this cumbrous body which is nothing Worth, and which you could not wish to retain long; you lay it down, and receive for it from the eternal treasures: liberty, victory, knowledge, rapture
Drachma - ) A gold and silver coin of modern Greece Worth 19
Dignity - ) The state of being Worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true Worth; excellence
Excellent - Being of great virtue or Worth eminent or distinguished for what is amiable, valuable or laudable as an excellent man or citizen an excellent judge or magistrate
General Theological Seminary - The Institution is situated in Chelsea Square, NewYork City, and has a very valuable property Worth; $1,081,225
Half-Shekel Tax - The coin in the fish's mouth was a stater , a coin Worth four drachmas or the Temple tax for two (Matthew 17:27 )
Admire - ) To regard with wonder and delight; to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love, or reverence; to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral Worth, to admire a landscape
Mite, - (Mark 12:41-44 ; Luke 21:1-4 ) It seems in Palestine to have been the smallest piece of money (worth about one-fifth of a cent), being the half of the farthing, which was a coin of very low value
Humility - In ethics, freedom from pride and arrogance humbleness of mind a modest estimate of one's own Worth. In theology, humility consists in lowliness of mind a deep sense of one's own unworthiness in the sight of God, self-abasement, penitence for sin, and submission to the divine will
Degenerate - ) Having become worse than one's kind, or one's former state; having declined in Worth; having lost in goodness; deteriorated; degraded; unworthy; base; low
Denarius - (containing ten ), Authorized Version "penny," ( Matthew 18:28 ; 20:2,9,13 ) a Roman silver coin in the time of our Saviour and the Apostles, Worth about 15 cents
Honor - ) Esteem due or paid to Worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence. ) That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral Worth; virtue; nobleness; specif. , in men, integrity; uprightness; trustworthness; in women, purity; chastity. ) A token of esteem paid to Worth; a mark of respect; a ceremonial sign of consideration; as, he wore an honor on his breast; military honors; civil honors
Fellow - An appellation of contempt a man without good breeding or Worth an ignoble man as a mean fellow. Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow
Equivalence - ) The condition of being equivalent or equal; equality of Worth, value, signification, or force; as, an equivalence of definitions
Daric - Some interpreters understand the 20 gold basins in Ezra 8:27 to be Worth 1,000 darics each
Antecedent Grace - Both the illumination and inspiration transcend in intrinsic Worth the natural good thoughts and desires of man, by reason of the dignifying influence of God's assisting activity in the eliciting of the thought or desire
Grace, Antecedent - Both the illumination and inspiration transcend in intrinsic Worth the natural good thoughts and desires of man, by reason of the dignifying influence of God's assisting activity in the eliciting of the thought or desire
Merit - in a good sense: The quality or state of deserving well; Worth; excellence
Liver - ...
And try if life be Worth the liver's care
Bat - Bat or bate, a small copper coin of Germany, with a small mixture of silver, Worth four crutzers. Also a coin of Switzerland, Worth five livres
Spikenard - Mark, Mark 14:3 , mentions "ointment of spikenard very precious," which is said to be Worth more than three hundred denarii; and John 12:3 , mentions a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly; the house was filled with the odour of the ointment; it was Worth three hundred denarii
Penny - The Greek word is denarion, the Roman denarius, which was a silver coin Worth about 16 cents
Penny - ) Worth or costing one penny
Vaunt - ...
To boast to make a vain display of one's own Worth, attainments or decorations to talk with vain ostentation to brag
Worship - See Worth. Excellence of character dignity Worth Worthiness
Tribute - The tribute (money) mentioned in (Matthew 17:24,25 ) was the half shekel (worth from 25 to 27 cents) applied to defray the general expenses of the temple
Price - ) Value; estimation; excellence; Worth
Virtue - ) Excellence; value; merit; meritoriousness; Worth
Philosophy - It is Worth observing that this word, which to the Greeks denotes the highest effort of the intellect, occurs here alone in Paul's writings
Saints: Their Real Worth - A piece of plate may become battered and scratched, so that its beauty is hopelessly gone, but it loses not its real Worth; put it into the scale, and its weight and not its fashion shall be the estimate of its preciousness ; throw it into the melting-pot and its purity will show its actual value
Professor - In this, as in all other things of Worth and importance, we find counterfeits
Nothing - ...
Adam, with such counsel nothing sway'd-- ...
In the phrase, nothing Worth, the words are transposed the natural order being, Worth nothing
Piece of Silver - The "piece" or shekel of silver weighed 220 grains, or about half an ounce, and was Worth a little more than half a dollar (55 cents). The parallel passage in Zachariah, (Zechariah 11:12,13 ) must, however, be taken into consideration where shekels (worth about 55 cents) must be understood
Spikenard - The evangelists speak of it as diffusing a rich perfume; and as "precious," and "very costly," a pound of it being Worth more than three hundred denarii, or over forty dollars, John 12:3-5
Motive - Motive thus becomes a principle of action on account of the objective Worth of the good to be obtained and of the subjective disposition or inclination of the agent
Esteem - Is that high and exalted thought of, and value for any thing which arises from a since of its own intrinsic Worth and excellency
Aloe - The more precious kind grows in Cochin China and Siam, and is not exported, being Worth its weight in gold
Spikenard - Of it the ointment with which Mary anointed Jesus was made; it was so costly that Judas and other disciples murmured at the waste (Mark 14:3-5; John 12:3-5), its Worth being 300 denarii , about 9 British pounds 7s
Before - ) Prior or preceding in dignity, order, rank, right, or Worth; rather than
Penny - " Thus, "two hundred shillings' Worth of bread would not suffice," Mark 6:37 ; "he took out two francs and gave them to the host," Luke 10:35
Eternal Things And Fleeting - Yet, despite all our instinctive judgments may suggest to the contrary, nothing earthly can ever be lasting, nothing in time can be Worth considering compared with eternity
Stephanas - So Paul urges the Corinthians, "acknowledge ye them," by a kindly welcome recognizing their true Worth
Fellow - ) A man without good breeding or Worth; an ignoble or mean man
Worship - ) Excellence of character; dignity; Worth; Worthiness
Revival: Absence And Presence of - Converts raised in the hot-bed of excitement soon droop and die if the spiritual temperature of the church falls below summer heat: what are these Worth compared with the hardy children of divine grace, whose inward life will continue in enduring vigour when all around is dead! Yet we do not desire to see the revival spirit droop among us, for even the evergreens of our garden delight in a warmer season, for then they send forth their shoots and clothe themselves with new leaves; and thus it will be seen that the best of the saints are all the better for the holy glow of the 'times of refreshing
Estimate - We estimate the Worth of a friend by his known qualities
Small - ) Envincing little Worth or ability; not large-minded; - sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean
Deborah - They seldom take the trouble of erecting a memorial to obscure Worth and a long life of humble usefulness
Wisdom: Our Under Differing Circumstances - The old Latin distich is Worth quoting
Blank - , and Worth about 8 pence; also, a French coin of the seventeenth century, Worth about 4 pence
Souls: Care For - ' It is only an armful, and would not be Worth a farthing to us, but to the poor mountaineer even a farthing or a farthing's Worth is precious
Respect - To view or consider with some degree of reverence to esteem as possessed of real Worth. That estimation or honor in which men hold the distinguished Worth or substantial good qualities of others
Calendar - There is so much stated and implied in this law itis well Worth our careful study, and the reader is referred to thisintroductory portion of the Prayer Book
Boast - To brag,or vaunt one's self to make an ostentatious display, in speech, of one's own Worth, property, or actions
Fear - ) Respectful reverence for men of authority or Worth
Degenerate - Having fallen from a perfect or good state into a less excellent or worse state having lost something of the good qualities possessed having declined in natural or moral Worth
Precious - The root idea is something of great Worth, which also becomes precious or an honour to those who possess it
Spikenard - The oil used for the anointing of the Lord's head was Worth about f12, and must have been of the most valuable kind
Shur - Here it was that, Hagar found a sweet Bethel: see Genesis 16:1-16 throughout, well Worth regarding
Friendship - True friendship is a noble and virtuous attachment, springing from a pure source, a respect for Worth or amiable qualities
John - Their histories and Worth are graciously preserved in the New Testament by God the Holy Ghost, and their names are in the book of life
Humility - He may be depressed in spirit because he sees his own meanness and general Worthlessness, and yet he may be as rebellious against his lot or his constitutional proclivities as he is clearly cognizant of them. A man who knows his own superior Worth and yet is willing to serve his inferiors in Christian love is a humble man. The consciousness of His own transcendent Worth was in no respect inconsistent with His humility. It never underestimates its own Worth, but in utter unselfishness it is ready to sacrifice its own claims at any moment for the general good
Bit - ) In the Southern and Southwestern States, a small silver coin (as the real) formerly current; commonly, one Worth about 12 1/2 cents; also, the sum of 12 1/2 cents
Cob - ) A Spanish coin formerly current in Ireland, Worth abiut 4s
Distinction - Men who hold a high rank by birth or office, and men who are eminent fro their talents, services or Worth, are called men of distinction, as being raised above others by positive institutions or by reputation
Pride - ) A sense of one's own Worth, and abhorrence of what is beneath or unworthy of one; lofty self-respect; noble self-esteem; elevation of character; dignified bearing; proud delight; - in a good sense
Experience - word borrowed from the assaying of metal, which signified the testing , or test , of personal Worth; the same noun appears in AV Hair - It is not Worth a hair
Poor - ) Of little value or Worth; not good; inferior; shabby; mean; as, poor clothes; poor lodgings. ) Worthy of pity or sympathy; - used also sometimes as a term of endearment, or as an expression of modesty, and sometimes as a word of contempt
Shekel - It was used especially in weighing uncoined gold and silver: "The land is Worth 400 shekels of silver
Scorn - Extreme contempt that disdain which springs from a person's opinion of the meanness of an object, and a consciousness or belief of his own superiority or Worth. to think unworth to disdain
Gil'e-ad - Gilead was specially noted for its balm collected from "balm of Gilead" trees, and Worth twice its weight in silver
Julianus, Missionary Priest to the Nubians - He was an old man of great Worth, and one of the clergy in attendance on Theodosius, the Monophysite patriarch of Alexandria, then residing at Constantinople
Ancient of Days - At the same time it is Worth remembering that the phrase in itself has no mystical significance, but, by an idiom common in Hebrew as in other languages, is merely a paraphrase for ‘an old man
Onyx - Job (Job 28:16) calls it "precious," but not so much so as "wisdom," priceless in Worth
Equivalent - ) Something equivalent; that which is equal in value, Worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done
Expectation - If the chances of receiving or not receiving a hundred dollars, when an event arrives, are equal then, before the arrival of the event, the expectation is Worth half the money
Candlestick, - With its various appurtenances it required a talent of "pure gold;" and it was not moulded, but "of beaten work," and has been estimated to have been Worth in our money over ,000
Silk - Silk was first brought into Greece after Alexander's conquest of Persia, and came into Italy during the flourishing times of the Roman empire; but was long so dear in all these parts as to be Worth its weight in gold
Pearl - A handsome necklace of pearls the size of peas is Worth ,000
Candlestick, - With its various appurtenances it required a talent of "pure gold;" and it was not moulded, but "of beaten work," and has been estimated to have been Worth in our money over ,000
Meet - A — 1: ἄξιος (Strong's #514 — Adjective — axios — ax'-ee-os ) has the meaning of being of "weight, value, Worth;" also "befitting, becoming, right on the ground of fitness," e. , Matthew 3:8 , AV, "meet" (RV, "worthy"); so Acts 26:20 ; Luke 3:8 ("worthy"); 23:41 ("due reward"). See REWARD , WorthY
Merit - —The idea of merit in general is one which attaches to human conduct on the presupposition of the existence, in the first place, of a moral law; in the second place, of free-will in man, enabling him to obey it; and, in the third place, of some system of rewards and punishments, by which the Worth of obedience to the Law is recognized, and equally the unworth of disobedience is demonstrated. ...
‘The judgment on men before the heavenly court of justice takes place with reference to the question whether the man shall live or die—whether he shall be found Worthy of the future Kingdom of God or not’ (Weber, p. … Thus, what appears as reward is at bottom the recognition of the Worth of the personality. The conditions are fulfilled if we recognize human merit as the Worth to the Heavenly Father of the conduct of His sons when judged by the inward motive of filial obedience, and its reward as the recognition of this Worth by His Fatherly love, which gives to His children who seek His Kingdom both this chief good and all things else that they need (Luke 6:31-32). Further approximation to the idea of a merit of Christ is contained in the references to the Worth of His death in procuring the salvation of men. In the idea of sacrifice once more we have both the idea of the Worth to God of Christ’s death as self-surrender, and of its Worth for men in procuring salvation (Ephesians 5:2, Hebrews 10:5-10). [4]. ...
Summing up our results, we have in the NT the basis of a doctrine of Christ’s merit as the Worth to God (and men) of His human work carried on throughout His life, and culminating in His death. This Worth of Christ’s work is estimated by God along the lines of Christ’s obedience to His will (the work of Christ being that which the Father has given Him to do (John 4:24; John 17:4). Romans 4:25 ‘raised for our justification’); inasmuch as a human personality influences us not only by its inner Worth, but also through the outward manifestation and revelation of that Worth
Aloes - Modern botanists distinguish two kinds: the one grows in Cochin China, Siam, and China, is never exported, and is of so great rarity in India, as to be Worth its weight in gold
Affliction: an Incentive to Zeal - He now sought his ease; for, as he remarked to his companions, he had something Worth living for–health, home, family, and other comforts, and he would not risk his life now as aforetime
Silver - Only in Chronicles and Daniel is gold considered to have more Worth
Piece - ) A coin; as, a sixpenny piece; - formerly applied specifically to an English gold coin Worth 22 shillings
Betrothed - ...
I have thought it Worth noticing, in a work of this kind, purposely to observe, upon the act itself, the gracious condescension of our God and Saviour in adopting the term with respect to his marriage with our nature
Treasures - This lost treasure, Worth many thousands of dollars, had remained apparently undisturbed over two thousand years
Sin-Offering - And then in the sacrifice itself there is the reality of that incomparable Worth and preciousness which were so significantly represented in the sin-offering by the sacredness of its blood and the hallowed destination of its flesh
Laban - He next is presented to us as beguiling that sister's son, who had sought a shelter in his house, and whose circumstances placed him at his mercy, of fourteen years' service, when he had covenanted with him for seven only; endeavouring to retain his labour when he would not pay him his labour's Worth, himself devouring the portion which he should have given to his daughters, counting them but as strangers, Genesis 31:15
Crown - Such was probably the crown which weighed (or rather "was Worth") a talent, mentioned in ( 2 Samuel 12:30 ) taken by David from the king of Ammon at Rabbah, and used as the state crown of Judah
Mediator - Such a mediator must be at once divine and human, divine, that his obedience and his sufferings might possess infinite Worth, and that he might possess infinite wisdom and knowlege and power to direct all things in the kingdoms of providence and grace which are committed to his hands (Matthew 28:18 ; John 5:22,25,26,27 ); and human, that in his work he might represent man, and be capable of rendering obedience to the law and satisfying the claims of justice (Hebrews 2:17,18 ; 4:15,16 ), and that in his glorified humanity he might be the head of a glorified Church (Romans 8:29 )
Sar'Dis, - Cyrus is said to have taken ,000,000 Worth of treasure form the city when he captured it, B
Pay - ) Hence, to make or secure suitable return for expense or trouble; to be remunerative or profitable; to be Worth the effort or pains required; as, it will pay to ride; it will pay to wait; politeness always pays
Josiah - Jeremiah the prophet was greatly affected by it, and composed an elegy on the occasion, 2 Chronicles 35:25, and all those accustomed to celebrate in song the Worth and achievements of men of great eminence, both men and women, mourned for Josiah for ages after his death
Humble - In an evangelical sense, having a low opinion of one's self, and a deep sense of unworthiness in the sight of God. To make humble or lowly in mind to abase the pride of to reduce arrogance and self-dependence to give a low opinion of one's moral Worth to make meek and submissive to the divine will the evangelical sense
Men - Older men are to be an example to younger men in demonstrating the Worth of a life of self-control (Titus 2:2)
Reputation - The meaning, however, may vary with the context, and in Galatians 2:6 it is depreciatory, not of the Worth of the apostles, but of the extravagant claims advanced by some on their behalf
Cistern - " Cisterns yield only a limited supply of water, not an everflowing spring; representing creature comforts soon exhausted, and therefore never Worth forsaking the never failing, ever fresh supplies of God
Account - ) Importance; Worth; value; advantage; profit
Job (2) - " But it is no less estimable for its religious and ethical Worth, setting forth as it does the being and perfections of Jehovah, the apostasy and guilt of evil spirits and of mankind, the sovereignty of divine providence, the mercy of God on the basis of sacrifice and penitence, the disciplinary nature of his people's sorrows, the wisdom of submission to his will, and the assurance, in view of his infinite power and wisdom, that all shall be well with his followers in the end
Epistles to the Corinthians - Saint Paul learned that dissensions and strife regarding the Worth of various preachers had arisen at Corinth and that eome Christians had caused grave scandal by their evil conduct; at the same time, the Corinthians sent him a letter in which various questions were proposed for solution
Buy - To procure by a consideration given, or by something that is deemed Worth the thing bought to procure at a price as, to buy pleasure with praise to buy favor with flattery
False Apostles - They perhaps accused Paul of being “paid what he was Worth
Balm - The balm was so scarce, the Jericho gardens yielding but six or seven gallons yearly, that it was Worth twice its weight in silver
Fetch - A commodity is Worth what it will fetch
Weight - ...
Daniel 5:27 (a) Before we die, and while we are still living, GOD estimates the value and the Worth of each soul
Seal - (1 Kings 21:8; Esther 3:12) But what I have thought particularly Worth our notice under this article is, that the Lord himself condescends to make use of this custom in relation to divine things
Sight - ) A spectacle; a view; a show; something Worth seeing
Precious - 10:1, NASB); like dead flies which make perfume stink, so a little foolishness spoils wisdom and honor—it is Worth more in a negative sense (cf
Sanctify - These things were in reality of no moral Worth or value; they were merely typical institutions, intended to represent the blessings of the new and better covenant, those "good things that were to come;" and therefore God is frequently spoken of in the prophets as despising them, namely, in any other view than that for which his wisdom had ordained them, Isaiah 1:11-15 ; Psalms 50:8-9 ; Psalms 51:16
Reed - This paper was always expensive among the Greeks, being Worth a dollar a sheet
Anthropology - God's deep knowledge of humanity points out both humanity's significance and insignificance, Worth and unworthiness, capabilities and inadequacies. The New Testament teachings about humanity, God, and salvation are clear: despite humanity's unworthiness, God loves with an everlasting love. In fact, the Worth or value claimed by Scripture for humans is because of God's initial act of creation or God's great sacrifice through Jesus Christ. Human Worth and dignity, whatever that may entail, is unavoidably tied to God. As a result, a proper theological conclusion would be “God loves people; therefore a person has value and Worth. ” Human Worth is based upon relationship with God. Human beings have Worth. The biblical record explicitly and implicitly affirms the value and Worth of humanity. The Worth of humanity is not based on anything inherent in people but is the result of God choosing to grant Worth and dignity to people
Raca - A distinction has been drawn between ‘Raca’ as denying intellectual capacity, and ‘thou fool’ as denying a man’s religious Worth, which cannot he sustained
Praise - ” Thus, to give praise to God is to proclaim His merit or Worth
Pride - This attitude toward God finds expression in one's attitude toward others, often causing people to have a low estimate of the ability and Worth of others and therefore to treat them with either contempt or cruelty
Judgment--Comparable to Balances - A railway traveller assured me that he had been weighed a dozen times at different stations, and only twice did the machines give the same report, his opinion of their correctness was not very high; for the same reason, of how little Worth are the opinions of the many as to the preachers of the gospel, for scarcely two in a score are of the same mind! There is a great weighing time coming, for which it will be well to be prepared, for woe unto the man whom the infallible balances shall find wanting
Right - (Regarding ἐξουσία as = ‘authority to rule,’ note that all such authority, to be Worth anything, must rest on τὸ δίκαιον as its basis
Measure - A man will receive what he is Worth, both from the hands of men and from the Lord
Aging - The young are urged to honor the aging (1 Timothy 5:1-2 ), and the aging are encouraged to be Worthy examples (Titus 2:2-3 ). Both youth and age have their unique Worth; they are not in competition (Proverbs 20:29 )
Wilderness - In places where the ground is not Worth cultivating it can be used for pasture
Wife - Men and women are equal in Worth and status, having been created jointly in the image of God (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:21-23; cf. She should live with him in such a way that he may see the Worth of the Christian life and perhaps become a believer himself (1 Corinthians 7:12-16; 1 Peter 3:1-6; see also DIVORCE)
Shame And Honor - To shame someone is to challenge that one's reputation or to disregard his or her Worth
Honour (2) - Honour is included in the all-things left to follow Christ (Matthew 19:27), and it is Worth while to abandon all worldly things in exchange for the true life (Matthew 16:26)
Ashes - Genesis 18:27 (a) By the use of this word Abraham is expressing to GOD his own utter Worthlessness and lowliness as though he were not even Worth any consideration from GOD. He seemed to realize his utter Worthlessness before GOD
Equal - Having the same value as two commodities of equal price or Worth
Herod - Indeed, but for their history being incorporated with the history of our Lord and his apostle, their names would not be Worth recording, but their memory might have perished with them
Soul - In the gospel "life and immortality," and the Worth of immortal souls, are fully brought to light, Matthew 16:26 1 Corinthians 15:45-57 2 Timothy 1:10
Happiness - It consists in the exercise or activity of man's highest faculties, the intellect and the will, in the contemplation and possession of the one object of infinite Worth, God, and inconsequent felicity of the lower powers so that the whole of man's complex nature may enjoy perfect beatitude
Babe - And it is Worth noting that in Luke 2:12 Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 brings out a significance of meaning which is lost in Authorized Version
Ass - I have thought it Worth while, to stop the reader in this place, in order to make an observation or two on the condescension of the Lord Jesus, respecting his use of this animal, in the unequalled humility of our Lord's character
Wealth And Materialism - Personal Worth and success are not to be measured in terms of material wealth or possessions. This is the view that values life in terms of the accumulation and consumption of goods, measuring success or Worth in terms of wealth or possessions
Patience - A noteworthy passage dealing with this virtue is Hermas, Mand. ‘The elevation of the general human exercise of patience into its special Christian form depends on the fact that man’s feeling of self and of personal Worth, by being combined with the thought of the supramundane God Who is our Father, and guarantees to us salvation through dominion over the world and participation in the Kingdom of God, is raised above all natural and particular motives, even when they are the occasion of troubles. The actual position of things is, in fact, as follows:...
‘The consciousness of reconciliation with God places the assurance of personal Worth firm above all the special motives which arise from the world; and therefore the pain which springs from their oppressive action can be subordinated to the joy which, in our feeling of self, denotes the incomparable Worth of Divine sonship
Patience - A noteworthy passage dealing with this virtue is Hermas, Mand. ‘The elevation of the general human exercise of patience into its special Christian form depends on the fact that man’s feeling of self and of personal Worth, by being combined with the thought of the supramundane God Who is our Father, and guarantees to us salvation through dominion over the world and participation in the Kingdom of God, is raised above all natural and particular motives, even when they are the occasion of troubles. The actual position of things is, in fact, as follows:...
‘The consciousness of reconciliation with God places the assurance of personal Worth firm above all the special motives which arise from the world; and therefore the pain which springs from their oppressive action can be subordinated to the joy which, in our feeling of self, denotes the incomparable Worth of Divine sonship
Reward - Whether because of wrong motives or laziness or misplaced priorities, they will conclude their lives with very little of any eternal Worth to show. It is Worth noting again how intangible and immaterial these rewards are. It is significant that Paul uses the Greek word "foolish" or "worthless" and not one of the Greek words for "evil. For example, some may spend a great deal of time and money on personal hobbies that have no eternal Worth. Knoll, It Will Be Worth It All: A Study In Believer's Rewards
Most High - 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 )
Fear - ‘Fear cannot be appraised without reference to the Worth of the objects feared’ (Martinean, Types of Ethical Theory , ii
Meditation - of God's word, Psa cxix; the value, powers, and immortality of the soul, Mark 8:36 ; the noble, beautiful, and benevolent plan of the Gospel, 1 Timothy 1:11 ; the necessity of our personal interest in and experience of its power, Philippians 4:6-7 ; the depravity of our nature, and the freedom of divine grace in choosing, adopting, justifying, and sanctifying us, 1 Corinthians 6:11 ; the shortness, Worth, and swiftness of time, James 4:14 ; the certainty of death, Hebrews 9:27 ; the resurrection and judgment to come, 1 Corinthians 15:50 , &c
Seven - The slothful man thinks himself wiser than seven men, that set forth proverbs, Proverbs 26:16 ; he thinks himself of more Worth than many wise men
Primacy - A primacy of Worth or personal excellency. As for the first of these, a primacy of Worth, we may well grant it to Peter, admitting that probably he did exceed the rest of his brethren in personal endowments and capacities; particularly in quickness of apprehension, boldness of spirit, readiness of speech, charity to our Lord, and zeal for his service
Covetousness - With Jesus, in these passages, the first postulate of religious Worth is, that people must be single-minded and whole-hearted in service—‘Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also’ (Matthew 6:21). The point which Jesus presses is the falsity of the vulgar notion that it is ‘possessions’ which make life Worth living
Heart - —Jesus unfailingly taught that the test of a man’s Worth before God was not the outward propriety of his conduct, but the heart-inclinations and purposes by which he was swayed (Luke 16:15). On the other hand, humble and obscure actions, like the widow’s offering and the publican’s supplication, He declared to be of inestimable Worth in the eye of Heaven, by reason of the genuine heart-feeling from which they sprang (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 18:13-14). Always and everywhere He pierced below surface appearances, and demanded inner rectitude as the criterion of Worth. Again, in face of the arrogant presumption that restricted Divine blessing and salvation to those within the bounds of Judaism and its religious system, He held up the kind services of a generous heart as sufficient to raise even a Samaritan to a level of equal Worth before God (Luke 10:30-37)
Heart - —Jesus unfailingly taught that the test of a man’s Worth before God was not the outward propriety of his conduct, but the heart-inclinations and purposes by which he was swayed (Luke 16:15). On the other hand, humble and obscure actions, like the widow’s offering and the publican’s supplication, He declared to be of inestimable Worth in the eye of Heaven, by reason of the genuine heart-feeling from which they sprang (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 18:13-14). Always and everywhere He pierced below surface appearances, and demanded inner rectitude as the criterion of Worth. Again, in face of the arrogant presumption that restricted Divine blessing and salvation to those within the bounds of Judaism and its religious system, He held up the kind services of a generous heart as sufficient to raise even a Samaritan to a level of equal Worth before God (Luke 10:30-37)
Hadad - The Septuagint read Edom for Aram (Syria), 1 Kings 11:25, thus making Hadad succeed in his attempt to regain rule over Edom, from whence he harassed Israel; but the Septuagint omits all as to Rezon, so that its authority is Worth little here
Golgotha - ...
Of the many proposed sites for Golgotha it may be briefly said that there is no side of the city which has not been suggested by some authority for ‘the place of a skull’; but, practically speaking, there are only two Worth considering, the traditional site and the ‘green hill’ or ‘Gordon’s Calvary
Double - ) To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be Worth twice as much as
Alexander And Rufus - Mark wrote especially for the Romana; and if so, it is Worth remarking that he alone of the Evangelists describes Simon of Cyrene as the “father of Alexander and Rufus” (15:21). ’...
In connexion with Bishop Lightfoot’s note, it is Worthy of notice that in Polycarp’s Epistle to the Philippians (Philippians 9) we find Ignatius, Zozimus, and Rufus adduced as examples, with St
Musician - And in confirmation of this, it is well Worthy of remark that Habakkuk saith, (Habakkuk 3:19) "The Lord God is my strength. I have thought it Worth while to give the views I have of it to the reader, and here with humble requests to the Lord to pardon every unintentional error, I leave the subject
Metals - Seventeen hundred shekels of gold (worth more than ,000) in nose jewels (Authorized Version "ear-rings") alone were taken by Gideon's army from the slaughtered Midianites
Worthy, Worthily - A — 1: ἄξιος (Strong's #514 — Adjective — axios — ax'-ee-os ) "of weight, Worth, Worthy," is said of persons and their deeds: (a) in a good sense, e. ...
A — 2: ἱκανός (Strong's #2425 — Adjective — hikanos — hik-an-os' ) "sufficient," is translated "worthy" in this sense in Matthew 3:11 (marg. ...
A — 3: ἔνοχος (Strong's #1777 — Adjective — enochos — en'-okh-os ) "held in, bound by," is translated "worthy (of death)" in Matthew 26:66 ; Mark 14:64 , RV (marg. ...
Notes: (1) In James 2:7 , AV, kalos, "good, fair," is translated "worthy" (RV, "honorable"). ...
B — 1: ἀξιόω (Strong's #515 — Verb — axioo — ax-ee-o'-o ) "to think or count Worthy," is used (1) of the estimation formed by God (a) favorably, 2 Thessalonians 1:11 , "may count (you) Worthy (of your calling)," suggestive of grace (it does not say "may make you Worthy"); Hebrews 3:3 , "of more glory," of Christ in comparison with Moses; (b) unfavorably, Hebrews 10:29 , "of how much sorer punishment;" (2) by a centurion (negatively) concerning himself, Luke 7:7 ; (3) by a church, regarding its elders, 1 Timothy 5:17 , where "honor" stands probably for "honorarium," i. ...
C — 1: ἀξίως (Strong's #516 — Adverb — axios — ax-ee'-oce ) "worthily," so translated in the RV [1], for AV, "worthy" and other renderings, (a) "worthily of God," 1 Thessalonians 2:12 , of the Christian walk as it should be; 3 John 1:6 , RV , of assisting servants of God in a way which reflects God's character and thoughts; (b) "worthily of the Lord," Colossians 1:10 ; of the calling of believers, Ephesians 4:1 , in regard to their "walk" or manner of life; (c) "worthy of the gospel of Christ," Philippians 1:27 , of a manner of life in accordance with what the gospel declares; (d) "worthily of the saints," RV, of receiving a fellow believer, Romans 16:2 , in such a manner as befits those who bear the name of "saints. ) shows from various inscriptions that the phrase "worthily of the god" was very popular at Pergamum
Husband - God created man and woman as equal in status and Worth, as joint bearers of the image of God (Genesis 1:27)
Nobleman - ‘A noble man’ should be used, when it is desired to convey the thought expressed in Dryden’s lines;...
‘A nobleman is he whose noble mind...
Is filled with inborn Worth. Inadequate translations are those of Wyclif ‘a Worthi man,’ and of most early English versions ‘a noble man
Mean - Of little value low in Worth or estimation Worthy of little or no regard
Work, Theology of - He reflected on the Worth and meaning of His work
Bee - The scarcity of honey (dibash ) in Egypt is implied in Jacob's thinking "a little honey" Worth including in the present sent to conciliate the Egyptian viceroy (Genesis 43:11); but it was the boiled down, thickened juice of grapes, dates, etc
Crown - Gold was the chief material of the king's crown (Psalms 21:3); compare 2 Samuel 12:30, the Ammonites' crown, with its precious stones, was Worth (rather than "weighed") a talent of gold
Equality - Christians are not reduced to one uniform level of Worth and dignity, either here or hereafter
Atonement - The primary idea presented to us in different forms throughout the Scripture is that the death of Christ is a satisfaction of infinite Worth rendered to the law and justice of God (q
Manna - The description of manna would not in every point support such an identification, but it is Worth noting that manna is likened (see § 2) to bdellium, which is a resinous exudation
San'Hedrin - The president of this body was styled nasi , and was chosen in account of his eminence in Worth and wisdom
Esau - He despised ‘this birthright’ (Genesis 25:32) as a thing of no Worth
Wind - " Things do not move smoothly, the speaker has no message Worth listening to, and there is a general feeling that the meeting was an utter failure
Honor - The esteem due or paid to Worth high estimation
Nonconformists - Locke says, "Bartholomew-day (the day fixed by the Act of Uniformity) was fatal to our church and religion, by throwing out a very great number of Worthy, learned, pious, and orthodox divines, who could not come up to this and other things in that act. And it is Worth your knowledge, that so great was the zeal in carrying on this church affair, and so blind was the obedience required, that if you compare the time of passing the act with the time allowed for the clergy to subscribe the book of Common Prayer thereby established, you shall plainly find, it could not be printed and distributed, so as one man in forty could have seen and read the book before they did so perfectly assent and consent thereto
Beard - " When they would express their value for any thing, they say, "It is Worth more than a man's beard
Begin, Beginning, Beginner - " The root arch primarily indicated what was of Worth
Nard - 26) says that the ‘spicae’ were Worth 100 denarii a pound, and in xiii
Individual - This uncertainty regarding the place of the individual is made greater by the indistinctness, at least in the earlier books, of the hope of individual immortality, which, however we may try to get round it, is essential to any high estimate of the Worth of the individual. ...
Speaking, as He always does, with this thought of God towards man in the foreground, Jesus is led to dwell rather on the Worth of the insignificant and imperfect individual in the concrete than on the general Worth of the individual in the abstract. ...
The same estimate of the Worth of the individual appears in the ideal of human duty. The Worth of the individual is not ultimately from himself but from God. Illingworth, Personality
Mary, Sister of Lazarus - ...
When Judas and the disciples, led by him, objected to the waste of ointment Worth 300 pence (about 9 British pounds and 16 shillings) which might have been given to the poor, Jesus vindicated and richly rewarded her: cf6 "why trouble ye the woman? let alone, she hath wrought a good work on Me, she hath done what she could, ye have the poor always with you but Me ye have not always (See Matthew 25:35-36); she hath come aforehand to anoint My body to the burying; wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her
Nail - A canon whereby to judge sermons: they are Worth nothing unless, like Scripture, they resemble goads and nails
Excel, Excellency, Excellent - ...
C — 3: πλείων (Strong's #4119 — Adjective — pleion — pli'-own, pli'-on, pleh'-on ) "more, greater," the comparative degree of polus, "much," is translated "more excellent" in Hebrews 11:4 , of Abel's sacrifice; pleion is used sometimes of that which is superior by reason of inward Worth, cp
Self-Deception - As sometimes, in estimating the character of others, we too hastily infer the right motive from the outward act; so in judging of ourselves we over-rate the Worth, by over- valuing the motives of our actions
Man - Jesus’ testimony to the Fatherhood of God, including the care and bounty in Providence as well as the grace in Redemption, has as its counterpart His estimate of the absolute Worth of the human soul (see Matthew 10:30 ; Matthew 16:26 , Luke 10:20 ; Luke 10:15 )
Judging - Ethical judgment of personal Worth was a function freely exercised by Jesus Christ ( e
Towel - I have thought it Worth the reader's attention to pause at this word, in order from the customs of the East to be enabled to form a better apprehension concerning the towel with which the Lord Jesus girded himself when he washed his disciples' feet
Cluster - " I conceive, that the beauties of the comparison in both instances are well Worth attending to, in a work of this kind, and, therefore, I take for granted, that the reader will not be displeased in my detaining him on the occasion
Love - An affection of the mind excited by beauty and Worth of any kind, or by the qualities of an object which communicate pleasure, sensual or intellectual
Parable - The Worth of parables as instruments of teaching lies in their being at once a test of character and in their presenting each form of character with that which, as a penalty or blessing, is adapted to it
Consolation - In postbiblical literature, the rabbis detail the correct procedures for consolation and underscore its Worth
Intercession - And secondly, the Lord Jesus carrieth on this high office not only by a naked appearance in the presence of JEHOVAH for his people, but by pleading the merits and Worth of his sacrifice and righteousness
Laban (2) - Ungenerously, he took 14 years of Jacob his nephew's service, when Jacob had covenanted with him for seven only; he tried to retain his labour without paying his labour's Worth (Genesis 31)
Gain - A man may count the world a thing to be gained, and give his soul as the price of it; or, with the wiser Apostle, may reckon communion with Christ a gain Worth the sacrifice of everything else; or, rising to the vision of the great beatitude, may look for the supreme gain, something better even than living here in Christ, to the life beyond the grave. Winkworth); Jeremy Taylor, Holy Living; Goulburn, Thoughts on Personal Religion; H
Sennacherib - ...
Though I should not have thought it Worth the record of even inserting this man's name in a work of this kind, neither would his name have been remembered in history, had it not been for being connected with the church's history, yet as that part of his history which relates to the church opens a beautiful lesson, for instruction, I hope the Reader will indulge me with adding a few lines more before that we dismiss the recollection of the impious character of Sennacherib
Testament - And surely, it is Worth enquiry after such durable treasure!...
Now Jesus, before his departure, expressed himself to his disciples on this subject when he said, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you
Cerinthus - ...
Other views have been attributed to Cerinthus, but the evidence is so scanty, confused, and contradictory, that it is not Worth while to state them
Adam - The biblical view of the Worth of humans is to be contrasted sharply with the other views in the ancient Near East, especially in Mesopotamia, where the human being was created to be the slave of the gods
Isaacus Ninivita, Anchorite And Bishop - The Worth of actions is gauged by the degree of the love of God which inspires them
Eating - I have thought it Worth rehearsing this custom of the ancient Jews, because it serves to shew how much devotion mingled even with their ordinary meals
Peace - But the Scripture sense of the word peace, and more especially the gospel signification of it, in respect to that peace believers have with God in Christ makes it well Worth attention in a work of this kind
Sinai - And, indeed, the close connexion evident between Sinai or Horeb and Midian, which appears, for example, in Exodus 3:1-22 , makes this a theory Worth consideration
Wages - ...
Brickmakers and tailors are to receive 5 she a day (§ 274), and herdsmen the name nâqîd is the Babylonian form of that denoting the occupation of Amos, the prophet 8 gur of corn a year, the gur being Worth probably about a shekel
Jonah - The portrayal of pagans in a positive light as sensitive and submissive to God's will recognizes their Worth and potential in His sight
Giants - The success of David and his heroes against Goliath and the giants of Philistia (a remnant of the old giant races) illustrates the divine principle that physical might and size are nothing Worth, nay are but beaststrength, when severed from God and arrayed against the people of God
Navel - ...
There is something very particular in this, and Worth regarding
Nail - It is Worth while to consider the Scripture sense and meaning of the word Nail; seeing God the Holy Ghost hath thought proper to describe the Lord Jesus by this figure
Patmos - Weiss and others) contains a thought well Worth expressing
Maximus, Bishop of Turin - Peter and Paul which are Worth particular attention
Advent, Second - But the important aspect of the Resurrection and Rapture of the saints is, that it is God's answer in those that believe to the all-glorious Worth of His own Son
the Merchant Man Who Sold All That he Had And Bought the Pearl of Great Price - Oh, what a mad market that is in which men's souls, Worth more than the whole world, are sold away every day for nought, and for far less than nought. He who alone knows the exchangeless value of our immortal souls, He came and redeemed our souls at a price which was Worth far more than the whole world, and all our souls to the bargain. They are not Worth their house-room
Women - The biblical account of the origins of the human race makes it clear that humankind, as existing in God’s image, consists of people of two sexes who are equal in status and Worth in God’s sight (Genesis 1:27)
Madness - It is Worth noting, however, that μαίνομαι is applied to St
Economics - With the development of trade by the Crusades on a large scale in Europe new questions came up for discussion concerning particularly the lawfulness of barter and the Worth of an article in trade
Education - He laid stress on the work and Worth of the individual, and gave men a new sense of personality
Ideal - But it is to the realm of moral Worth that the notion of the ideal is peculiarly appropriated, and it is with the moral ideal alone that we are at present concerned. —One great fault of all non-Christian, or pre-Christian, or imperfectly Christian ideals is their narrowness or one-sidedness: they ignore whole departments of the kingdom of moral Worth, and do justice to one part of human nature at the expense of the rest. And when Jesus comes to speak more particularly of food and raiment, the very things which are most fundamental to our natural life in this world, while He forbids anxiety regarding them, the reason given is not that they are unworthy of a Christian’s thought and care, but that ‘all these things shall be added’ unto those who seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:25-33). It is an ideal of social well-being attained through individual Worth. They acknowledge that Jesus stands alone in His moral grandeur as the incarnation of personal human Worth, and that the historical Christ is the ideal of humanity
Duty - They exclude the emotions, and measure moral Worth by the degree to which duty, and duty alone, is the motive of action. ]'>[3] argues in a similar way, but with greater depth and sincerity, that philanthropic action has true moral Worth only if done by a man whose temperament is cold and indifferent to the sufferings of others, not from inclination, but from duty, simply because he respects the law under which he stands. But the self that we love may be an unworthy self, perhaps even a sensual self
Reality - Their attitude towards the Lord whose life and actions they seek to portray is one of profound reverential affection, constraining them to a complete sinking of their own personality, with no other aim than that of presenting a picture Worthy of Him who has won their hearts. His unworldly standard of personal Worth. —While drawing a sharp distinction between the two kinds of Worth,—the material and the spiritual (Matthew 6:19-20; Matthew 6:25),—Jesus did not denounce material success, though for Himself He never sought it. Standing on the clear ground of truth, He spoke without evasion or concealment, and shrank from any homage that was not founded on a heartfelt sense of His spiritual Worth
Justice - Pursuing justice in life is of greater Worth than religious ritual (Proverbs 21:3 ; Micah 6:8 ; cf
Form - It is Worth noting that St
Jubilee - If a man sanctified his land to Jehovah it could be redeemed before the Jubilee on paying the Worth of the crops and a fifth
Character - ...
(1) The clear revelation of the Divine Fatherhood had this immense bearing on character, that it brought out the Worth of the individual soul. And as for hostility, it is well Worth standing firm for truth and righteousness, for thus the approval of the Father is gained (Matthew 5:11-12; Matthew 16:24-27, Luke 12:4 ff. The character that has learned its Worth from the Divine Fatherhood, and found its release in the Divine Forgiveness, gains its strength and means of independence from the Divine Indwelling. And this hope was a continual summons to every Christian to rise and be Worthy of his calling (Romans 13:11, 1 Corinthians 3:10-15; 1 Corinthians 9:24). And taking all four aspects of the revelation of grace through Jesus Christ together, we see that they equip His followers for that conflict with environment out of which character emerges, by giving the soul a new Worth, freedom, power, and motive
Honour - The metaphorical sense, indicating something of price, Worth, or value, naturally follows, like ‘dignity,’ ‘veneration,’ ‘honour,’ and ‘ornament,’ as in the expression ‘a vessel for honour’ (Romans 9:21), ‘in honour preferring one another’ (Romans 12:10), ‘honour to whom honour’ (Romans 13:7). In 1 Timothy 5:17, ‘Let the elders that rule well be counted Worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in the word and teaching’ (Revised Version ), the context plainly indicates that the ‘honour’ is to be taken as ‘honorarium’ or ‘stipend. And, The labourer is Worthy of his hire’ (1 Timothy 5:18; cf
Manger - It is at least possible that the φάτνη did not belong to the κατάλυμα at all, and it is Worth noting as subordinate evidence for this that the Protevangel of James and the Arabic Gospel of the Infancy do not connect ‘the cave’ of which they both speak with the inn. ]'>[1] , and Tristram, Land of Israel, as quoted; Hepworth Dixon, Holy Land, i
Sacrifice - The legal sacrifices were only brute animals, such as bullocks, heifers, goats, lambs, &c; but the sacrifice of Christ was himself, a person of infinite dignity and Worth, Hebrews 9:12-13 ; Hebrews 1:3 ; Hebrews 9:14 ; Hebrews 9:26 ; Hebrews 10:10
Proverbs - Eliakim, Shebna, Josh, Isaiah, Hosea, and Micah, personages of eminence and Worth, were contemporary with Hezekiah; but whether these or others executed the compilation, it is now impossible to determine. Hales, two hundred and sixty- five years; too short a space to admit of any forgery or material error, as either must have been immediately detected by the Worthies who flourished during the virtuous reign of Hezekiah
Witness - 11, those whose lives and actions testified to the Worth and effect of faith, and whose faith received "witness" in Scripture; 1 Peter 5:1
Prince (2) - It is Worth noting that in the Gr
Wisdom - This is the only way to make life Worth living, and Worth living to the full
Song of Solomon - The positive resolution of that debate is reflected in the famous declaration of Rabbi Akiva, “The whole world is not Worth the day on which the Song of Songs was given to Israel; all the Writings are holy, but the Song of Songs is the holy of holies
Parables - It is of such value that to enter it is Worth any sacrifice (Matthew 13:44-46)
Abounding - Paul, however, there seems little to choose between them, although it is Worth noting that, where he speaks (Romans 5:20) of the ‘offence’ and ‘sin’ abounding, he uses πλεονάζειν
Serpent - ...
I have thought it Worth while to be the more particular on this point, not because there is the least question to be made of our Lord's own illustration of this subject, but because some doubts have arisen whether it was truly a serpent which beguiled Eve, or some other creature. ...
It is Worthy of farther remark, in confirmation, that the church all along considered the word (Nechash,) which is rendered in our translation serpent, to have been uniformly connected with the idea of this beast; for we find, in the days of Hezekiah, that in his removing the brazen serpent which Moses had made, and calling it not immediately (Nechash,) but Nehushtan, thus playing upon the word, but still preserving the idea of the thing itself the good old king plainly, proved what the judgement of the church concerning it was in his day
Assembly - ’) In Ephesus the man revered for his piety and Worth was the Secretary of the City (γραμματεύς [1]), who calls the gathering a riot (στάσις), and a concourse (συστροφή). ‘Luke saw nothing wrong or unworthy in this, and he was best able to judge
Knowledge of God (1) - Such is its inherent Worth, that it hath always been represented under the most pleasing images
Cherubim - The representatives of another my join in any acts with others, to proclaim with them the Worth, or praises, of those whom they represent
Ahithophel - Matthew Henry is always Worth consulting. And his high talents and his great services had carried him to the very top of the six hundred, where he stood clothed with Worth and with honour beside Eliam the son of Ahithophel. Ahithophel was Worth ten thousand men to Absalom, and no one knew that better than David
Death - ...
( c ) Other ideas of death as not terminating man’s existence and interests were, however, reached in later prophetic teaching, mainly through the thought of the Worth of the individual, the significance of his conscious union with God, and of the covenant relations established by God with His people ( Jeremiah 31:1-40 ; cf. ( b ) The use of the term ‘death’ as denoting a certain spiritual state in which men may live and he still destitute of all that is Worth calling ‘life,’ is quite common ( Ephesians 2:1 ; Ephesians 2:5 ; Ephesians 5:14 , Colossians 2:13 , 1 Timothy 5:6 , James 1:15 , Judges 1:12 , Revelation 3:1 )
Providence - We are only told that the sufferings of the present time are not Worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us ( Romans 8:18-25 )
Worship - They worship as those who appreciate God’s infinite Worth (Genesis 24:26-27; Exodus 4:31; Hebrews 1:6-7; Psalms 95:6; Matthew 2:2; Matthew 28:9; Revelation 4:10; Ephesians 3:14-21; Revelation 11:16). If a clearer understanding of the Scriptures leads to a more Worthy worship, the Bible should have a place in worship, whether individual or collective
Ointment - When Mary anointed Jesus with a pound of costly ointment, Judas Iscariot rebuked Jesus because the ointment was Worth the equivalent of one year's salary (John 12:3-8 )
Shekinah - ...
Other passages Worth examination in this connexion are Ephesians 1:17 (the remarkable phrase ‘the Father of the glory’ [5] =? ‘the father of the Shekinah’ (incarnate in Jesus)’), Luke 2:32 (‘the glory of thy people Israel’)
Certainty (2) - it is also Worth while to compare such occasional use of τίστις as ‘given assurance unto all men’ (Acts 17:31); and that of πληροφορία, ‘full assurance’ (Colossians 2:2, 1 Thessalonians 1:5, Hebrews 6:11)
Bethabara - ...
Origen’s view, therefore, was mainly a priori, and it has seemed Worth while to set it out at length, because later writers, as Epiphanius, Chrysostom, et al
Atonement - If the great Ruler of the world had pardoned the sins of men without any satisfaction, then his laws might have seemed not Worth the vindicating
Andrew - The first incident occurred at the Feeding of the Five Thousand, when, in contrast to the anxious, calculating Philip, the downright, practical Andrew thought it Worth while to draw the Saviour’s attention to the lad’s little store, even though he too was at a loss as to what it could effect (John 6:5 ff
Husbandry - Springs, therefore, fountains, and rivulets, were held in as much honour and Worth by husbandmen as by shepherds, Joshua 15:9 ; Judges 1:15 ; and we accordingly find that the land of Canaan was extolled for those fountains of water of which Egypt was destitute The soil was enriched, also, in addition to the method just mentioned, by means of ashes; to which the straw, the stubble, the husks, the brambles, and grass, that overspread the land during the sabbatical year, were reduced by fire
Agur - Jakeh, which denotes obedient, is no more applicable to David than to Nathan, or any other personage of eminent Worth and piety among the Israelites
Coins - The KJV translates the original words as “two mites, which make a farthing” while the RSV reads “two copper coins, which made a penny” (NIV: “two very small copper coins, Worth only a fraction of a penny
Hebrews, Letter to the - Christians must demonstrate the practical Worth of their faith in the everyday matters of life (13:1-6), and offer the sacrifice of praise, obedience and good works, not the ritual sacrifice of animals (13:7-16)
Body - On the one hand, we have an overwhelming sense of the Worth of the body for the human personality; on the other, a clear recognition of its present limitations and unfitness in its earthly form to be a perfect spiritual instrument. Had he thought of the body as something essentially evil, had he not been persuaded of its absolute Worth, his hopes for the future life must have centred in a bare doctrine of the immortality of the soul, and not, as they actually did, in the resurrection of the body. ), because redeemed from every taint of evil and fitted to be the Worthy and adequate organs of a spiritual and heavenly life. In like manner he says that whosoever shall eat the bread of the Lord unworthily shall be guilty of the body of the Lord (1 Corinthians 11:27), and that a participant of the Supper eats and drinks judgment unto himself ‘if he discern not the body’ (1 Corinthians 11:29)
Habakkuk - It was Worth the wait: “Behold, he whose soul is not upright in him shall fail, but the righteous shall live by his faith” (Habakkuk 2:4 RSV)
Reuben - ...
It is Worth noticing in this connexion that two of the descendants of Reuben given in the genealogy of Reuben (Genesis 46:9 etc
Sacrifice - But, it may well be asked, who were the priests in the days of Cain and Abel? Or, what gain could this superstition be to them, when the one gave away his fruits, and the other his animal sacrifice, without being at liberty to taste the least part of it? And it is Worth remarking, that what this author wittily calls the best bits and appropriates to the priests, appear to have been the skin of the burnt-offering among the Jews, and the skin and feet among the Heathens
Libertines - His note is still Worth reading
Title on the Cross - Wordsworth (on John 19:19) has even supposed that the title really ran thus: ‘This is Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. ...
It may be, as Alford writes, ‘hardly Worth while’ to comment on, and endeavour to explain, ‘the variations in the Gospels with regard to the Title on the Cross; but one can hardly forbear to remark, what has been so often noticed before, how the three great languages of the world of the time bear witness to the Saviour of Mankind
Raca - 32, 2, of which the following are Worth quoting: ‘A heathen said to an Israelite, “Very suitable food is made ready for you at my house. Jochanan made sport with the teaching of his master; but returning at last to a sober mind: “Teach thou, O master,” saith he, “for thou art Worthy to teach, for I have found and seen that which thou hast taught
Lamb - In the interest of clearness and consistency one may try to substitute ‘Christ’ for ‘Lamb’ wherever the latter term occurs in this book, but it will be found that then something almost indefinable but very real has fallen out and that nothing of equal Worth has taken its place
Spitting - We meet with so much in the holy Scriptures on the subject of spitting, and the being spitted upon, and in the eastern world, among the customs and manners of the people, the thing itself was considered a matter of such great reproach, that I have thought it Worth while to consider it somewhat particularly
Liberality of Sentiment - "He must be distinguished also from that tame undiscerning domestic among good people, who, though he has sentiments of his own, yet has not judgment to estimate the Worth and value of one sentiment beyond another. "There are, among a multitude of arguments to enforce such a disposition, the following Worthy our attention
Money (2) - It contained 6000 Attic drachms or denarii, and was thus Worth 240 aurei or £240. At the time of our Lord its value was fixed at 1/23; of the aureus, which may be taken under the early emperors as equal on the average to our sovereign; thus the denarius was Worth 9–6 pence, or roughly 9½d. The stater would thus be Worth 4s
Individuality - ...
Our Lord does not really differ from the pagan view that the Worth of the individual depends upon his individuality. The qualities in a person Worth considering are liberality (ἐλενθεριοτης), magnificence (μεγαλοτρέτεια), and magnanimity (μεγαλοψυχια)
Josiah - Josiah was Worthy; and God's recognition and reward of Josiah's Worth came to Josiah at the very best moment, and in the very best way; for it came to him as the very law of the living God; and that, too, as good as if it had been written on the spot by God's own living hand. Your religion is not Worth one straw, as true religion, unless it is every day breaking and making more tender your hard heart
Individuality - ...
Our Lord does not really differ from the pagan view that the Worth of the individual depends upon his individuality. The qualities in a person Worth considering are liberality (ἐλενθεριοτης), magnificence (μεγαλοτρέτεια), and magnanimity (μεγαλοψυχια)
Laws, Penal - From 1691 to 1749, the following enactments were passed and enforced: ...
Catholics were forbidden to have schools at home or to attend Catholic schools abroad
excluded from civiland military employment and from professions
forbidden to keep a horse Worth above five pounds
a Catholic landlord had to leave his estate to his children in equal shares
if the wife or oldest son became Protestant, she at once obtained separate maintenance and he received the whole estate
a Protestant's estate was given to the nearest Protestant heir
a child becoming Protestant was maintained by Chancery
Catholics were forbidden to intermarry with Protestants (1689)
no Papist could act as guardian (1689)
secular priests must be registered (1703)
no priests were admitted from abroad
priests must take an oath of abjuration (1709)
it was high treason for a priest to perform a mixed marriage, which was declared null and void (1725)
Catholics were forbidden to vote for Parliament (1727)
There was a slight relaxation of these measures in 1771, a date which marks the beginning of relief for Catholics
Dionysius (3), Bishop of Corinth - He was the writer of certain pastoral letters, which gained so much authority in his own lifetime that heretics (probably the followers of Marcion) found it Worth while, as he complains, to circulate copies falsified by interpolations and omissions
Canon - It seems that when the early Christians evaluated the Worth of the writings available to them, an important consideration was whether those writings came from the apostles or those who had the apostles’ approval
Personality - Illingworth has put the whole point finely at the end of his 5th Bampton Lecture: ‘As reason qualifies and conditions our whole animal nature by its presence, so that we are never merely animals, spirituality also permeates and modifies all that we call our natural faculties; and our personality itself is, in this sense, as truly supernatural as the Divine Person in whom alone it finds its home. The third temptation was met in the confidence that personality is of itself Worth more than all the world. Nothing done by rote or for show is Worthy of the soul’s approach to its God (Matthew 6:1-8). It is Worth while for a disciple to ‘lose his life’ in order to gain the hidden life of his true personality (Matthew 16:25); and if he finds stumbling-blocks to this in his nature, he must act with surgical severity (Matthew 18:8-9). (1) To man’s self-consciousness He revealed God as our Father, with the full illumination of man’s Worth, hope, and destiny which this truth brings. Paul implies in the above reference, this humiliation is the way to the heights of self-consciousness, for ‘guilt is the awful guardian of our personal identity’ (Illingworth)
Grace - ] fed by the heavenly streams, whose cleansing power, if before unknown, is not alien, and invests the finite life with the sense of infinite Worth and imperishable interest-a sense welcomed as native and as needful for the life’s predestined end. From that fact we may trust in the apostles,’ balance of mind and credibility, since the very richness of their spiritual vision points to an unusually large Subconscious life of ‘the natural man’ and its insurgent impulses, not easy to subdue, yet which, instead of dominating, is so exquisitely kept in place as to become a chief instrument and material of their life’s Worth and works
Confession (of Christ) - Peter’s language, the thrill of glad surprise which seems to have shot through Him and which quivers through the benediction into which He burst, the great benediction itself,—these things show the supreme Worth He attached to this confession of His strong Apostle. And it is Worth noting how the author of Hebrews connects in the same sentence holding fast ‘the confession of our hope’ and drawing near to God in ‘fulness’ or ‘full assurance’ of faith (Hebrews 10:22-23; cf
Eternal Everlasting - The αἰώνιος θεός of Romans 16:26 carries with it unquestionably the idea of everlastingness; but it is Worth noting that this is the only occasion in the NT when the term is applied to God, and that the doxology in which it occurs is of doubtful genuineness
Tongues, Gift of - The spiritual gifts are classified and compared arranged, apparently, according to their Worth
Aquila And Priscilla - They have laboured along with him in a pre-eminent manner, and have attested their Worth as independent workers (cf
Blood - Thus the blood which flowed once for all is not of transitory Worth, but is endowed with the energy perpetually to create new redemptive personal and social values-it is eternal
Almsgiving - ...
Other notices, though less direct, are Worth considering, e. Again, by His own example, in the case of the woman of Canaan (Matthew 15:21-28), He cuts off another unworthy motive, too often active in our so-called almsgiving, the wish to get rid of a beggar’s importunity; while, both in the case of this woman and of her with the issue of blood (Matthew 9:20, Mark 5:25, Luke 8:43), He shows by His own example that true kindness is not indiscriminate, but takes the most careful account, not so much of the immediate and material, as of the ultimate and spiritual benefit which may be done, by its assistance, to the afflicted or the needy
Blood - Thus the blood which flowed once for all is not of transitory Worth, but is endowed with the energy perpetually to create new redemptive personal and social values-it is eternal
Justification - ]'>[4] ex opere operato imparted, increased by man’s aid, dependent on faith and good works as co-ordinate in Worth, all part and parcel of the same idea, ‘the infusion of grace’-the novel feature in Catholic dogma. Its originality is evident when compared with similar ideas in ethnic and Jewish religion; its comprehensive and self-consistent character by the exhibition of its contents; its spirituality by the demonstration of its purely religious validity; its permanent Worth by the absoluteness with which it solves the religious problem of which avowedly it is an answer. Even in more advanced faiths the Divine personality is mingled with such unworthy elements that fruitful conceptions are rare
Esau - They can take the promises who care for them; as for Esau, a bird in the hand is Worth two in the bush. 'As much as you are able to eat, Esau! and anything else you like to name, to boot; only, say that you toss me today your Worthless birthright,' said Jacob. 'And much good may it do you! It has never been Worth a haunch of good venison to me
Grace - ] fed by the heavenly streams, whose cleansing power, if before unknown, is not alien, and invests the finite life with the sense of infinite Worth and imperishable interest-a sense welcomed as native and as needful for the life’s predestined end. From that fact we may trust in the apostles,’ balance of mind and credibility, since the very richness of their spiritual vision points to an unusually large Subconscious life of ‘the natural man’ and its insurgent impulses, not easy to subdue, yet which, instead of dominating, is so exquisitely kept in place as to become a chief instrument and material of their life’s Worth and works
Obsolete or Obscure Words in the English av Bible - ...
Naught, Proverbs 20:14—bad; Worthless. ...
Woe Worth, Ezekiel 30:2—woe be or become
Church Government - The opinion of Cyprian and later writers is not Worth much on a question of this kind, and even that of Irenæus is far from decisive
Bible, Methods of Study - Others in the history of the church have read it before; their experiences and reactions are Worth a comparison (so-called “history of reception,” found in good commentaries)
Error - Its estimate of man’s true Worth and the certainty of his hopes rested not upon the outward conduct of the life, but upon the inward direction of the heart and feelings’ (Reuss, The Gospel and Judaism, vol. —Illingworth, Christian Character; Gore, The Sermon on the Mount; Reuss, History of Christian Theology in the Apostolic Age; A
Judge Judging (Ethical) - ...
For the judgments of others on the Christian there are two passages Worth our notice, viz
Fruit - ...
Returning to the locus classicus, Galatians 5:22, it is Worth noticing that St
Samaria - The Cuthites that were sent by Esar-haddon to inhabit the country of Samaria did not think it Worth their while to repair the ruined city: they dwelt at Shechem, which they made the capital city of their state
Language - The only point Worth contending for is, that language was conveyed at once to the first pair in sufficient degree for intellectual intercourse with each other, and devotional intercourse with God; and that man was not left, as infidel writers have been pleased to say, to form it for himself out of rude and instinctive sounds
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As against such objections we would submit that the theological category in question possesses too much historic and intrinsic Worth to be discarded
Premeditation - The parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins is obviously the story of premeditation and its Worth
Hosea - This title is not an assessment of Worth, but a description of size as compared to Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel
Monastery - which came into the hands of the king by the dissolution, and for the value of money at that time, which was at least six times, as much as at present, and also consider that the estimate of the lands was generally supposed to be much under the real Worth, we must conclude their whole revenues to have been immense
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There are some people so wise in their own conceit, and think human helps of so little Worth, that they despise commentaries on the Scriptures altogether: but every student or preacher whose business is to explain the sacred oracles, to make known the mind of God to others, to settle cases of conscience, to oppose the sophistry of sceptics, and to confound the arguments of infidels, would do well to avail himself of the most judicious, clear, copious, critical, and sound commentaries on the Bible. Ainsworth on the Pentateuch, Psalms, and Song of Solomon. James, Ainsworth, Durham, Bishop Hall, Bishop Patrick, Dove, Trapp, Jackson, Dr
Joy - ‘glorying,’ the exalted feeling in which the consciousness of the spiritual Worth of the religious subject in its association with and subserviency to the glory of God expresses itself (for this conception cf
Hearing - * Hopefulness - In the most corrupt He saw germs of good; and thus could win sinful women from their ways (Luke 7:50, John 8:11), and publicans from their grasping worldliness (Mark 2:14, Luke 19:9); and He could discover sufficient moral Worth in a dying thief and murderer to be able to promise him rest in Paradise (Luke 23:43)
Confession (of Sin) - The parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, again, hinges upon this very matter of the acknowledgment of sin and unworthiness. * Appreciation (of Christ) - He came upon the most diverse types, the most opposite of characters, and instantly knew their possibilities and their Worth
Honor - Joshua commanded Achan to give glory to God, to recognize His importance, Worth, and significance ( Purity (2) - It is, however, Worth while to notice that, with the exception of the last mentioned instance, the second group of words is never met with in the Gospels. Illingworth, Univ
Christ in Modern Thought - The ‘social consciousness’ is simply the growing sense of the power, the Worth, the obligations of our intercourse with one another. ...
The working motive here is Worthy of special remark. And this knowledge is to be gained, not by putting ourselves outside of experience and by way of contrast constructing a Being with qualities diametrically opposed to the human, but rather by seeking to understand experience, and to determine which alone of the qualities and purposes it contains have permanent meaning and Worth. In Him the single personality is regarded as capable of taking up the perfect will of God into itself, and thereby of attaining absolute Worth and becoming a true representative instead of a transitory husk of the Divine life
Belief (2) - Thus the initial postulate of belief is that it is in a world in which it may make itself at home, and the final demand of belief in developed humanity is that it shall find itself in a rational, intelligible world, in which its ideals of unity, intelligibility, beauty, and Worth may and will find their realization. The demand for beauty and harmony, and its result in the poetries, arts, and beautiful human constructions, and in increasing appreciations of the beauty of the Universe; the demand for goodness, righteousness, love, which has embodied itself in the ethical and spiritual life of the world, are illustrations of the faith of man in the unity, beauty, goodness, and Worth of reality, and his own achievements are tributes to the validity of his faith. He learns from Christ his own value and Worth, and the sphere in which these may be realized
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We propose to consider some of the attempts which have thus been made from different sides to prove the indebtedness of Christ to those who preceded Him, and to discuss the Worth of the charge of want of originality based upon the evidence thus adduced. As contributions to the study of the early history of the Christian Church and the development of Christian doctrine, their works may prove of value; but as accounts of the origin of Christianity itself, we cannot assign to them any Worth (Harnack, Hist. Only by critical theories regarding the Gospels which would deprive them of all historical Worth, can they find room to introduce that Hellenic influence which they seek to trace
Brethren of the Lord (2) - —The only three theories about ‘the brethren of the Lord’ which are Worthy of serious consideration are those which are called by Lightfoot (1) the Hieronymian (from its advocacy by Jerome [1]), (2) the Epiphanian (from its advocacy by Epiphanius), and (3) the Helvidian (from its advocacy by Jerome’s opponent, Helvidius). If it could be shown that James, Simon, and Jude, Apostles, were also brothers, the coincidence would be Worth considering; but since they were not, the coincidence is without significance
Philippians Epistle to the - 383), to gain Him, to be found in Him, that is Worth all, and the rest is Worth nothing in comparison with it
World - This perception of the true Worth of things is granted to those who ‘received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God’ ( 1 Corinthians 2:12 ); hence ‘the saints shall judge the world’ ( 1 Corinthians 6:2 ; cf
Head - Plato assigned reason to the brain, ‘the topographically higher region being Correlated with the reason’s higher Worth’ (Aristotle, Psychology, translation W
Bishop, Elder, Presbyter - It must be remembered that we have no evidence that either Christ or the apostles ever prescribed any particular form of government for the society which they founded; and there is the improbability that men who believed that Christ would very soon return would think it Worth while to devise and prescribe a particular form of government for the increasing number of Christian communities
Hopkinsians - He values his soul; but, when he compares it to the great soul of mankind, he almost forgets and loses sight of it: for the governing principle of his heart is, to estimate things according to their Worth
Money - At the siege of Troy in Homer, no reference is made to gold or silver coined; but the value of things is estimated by the number of oxen they were Worth
Commerce - Distinctive styles or fine workmanship created markets for these products and thus made it Worth the costs and hazards of sea and overland transport
Pride (2) - ) were plainly intended to make His hearers see how little Worth was in their lofty pretensions as the children of Abraham—the chosen people. It is noteworthy that the same dispositions of receptivity and absence of hard preconceptions are insisted on by scientists as prime requisites for the student of the kingdom of nature
Head - Plato assigned reason to the brain, ‘the topographically higher region being Correlated with the reason’s higher Worth’ (Aristotle, Psychology, translation W
Pharisees - The view is certainly interesting and Worth consideration
Preaching - Hence false prophets, had men who found it Worth while to affect to be good, crowded the courts of princes. When Narni taught the populace in Lent, from the pulpits of Rome, half the city went from his sermons, crying along the streets, Lord have mercy upon us; Christ have mercy upon us; so that in only one passion week, two thousand crowns Worth of ropes were sold to make scourges with; and when he preached before the pope to cardinals and bishops, and painted the crime of non-residence in its own colours, he frightened thirty or forty bishops who heard him, instantly home to their dioceses
Anger (2) - Holtzmann’s idea that Jesus cursed the fig-tree in a momentary fit of temper is only Worth mentioning as a warning (see his Leben Jesu, p. It is an example which justifies indignation with those who by unworthy controversial methods profane or render ridiculous subjects in which the dearest concernments of humanity are involved. How can an angry man, with the temper of a quarrel in him, have communion with the God of peace? It is possible to raise casuistical questions in all such situations as are here supposed, but as these questions present themselves only to the spectators, not to the responsible actors, it is not Worth while to raise them
Jesus Christ - The lordship of Christ is tied to the reverence for the name of God and is an assessment of Jesus' Worth as well as Paul's relationship to Him
Ransom (2) - He takes the notion of ‘covering’ in this word to apply to ‘covering in value’ (one thing covering the Worth of another), and so imports into כֹּפֶר the idea of strict equivalence
Conscience - It is concerned with right, wrong; Worthiness, unworthiness; good, bad; better, worse. are recognized as Worthy of honour. The difference between the moral and the unmoral emotions is one of kind and not of quantity, of Worth and not of amount: some pleasures low in the scale of value are very intense, while the moral satisfactions may have small intensity and yet are preferred by good men to any physical or intellectual delights. Of the many implications the following are specially noteworthy
Happiness - It is a religious idea, drawing its Worth from the blessing which God imparts. ’...
(Wordsworth)
Asia Minor, Cities of - Revelation makes mention of the riches of the city, admonishing believers to seek instead spiritual gold of eternal Worth, and to anoint their eyes with a spiritual salve
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It is Worth noting that an Ambrose, of the consecration of Antioch, is said in a Syriac tradition to have been the third primate of Edessa and the East (Burkitt, Early Eastern Christianity , p
Praise (2) - for the wonderful works wrought by Christ, is Worth noting
Trajanus, m. Ulpius - I therefore have adjourned the investigation and hastened to consult you, for I thought the matter was Worth consulting you about, especially on account of the numbers who are involved
Money - ...
A noteworthy feature of the entries of prices in the pre-exilic writings of the Hebrews is the disappearance of the mina, the sums being stated in terms of shekels and talents exclusively. The daric was a light shekel of 130 grains 7 grains heavier than our ‘sovereign’ Worth twenty-one shillings sterling. As 1 /3; of the denarius, it was Worth a trifle more than half a farthing
Judgment Damnation - Israel has a Worth in Jahweh’s eyes; He refuses to give her up; and, when His judgments have accomplished their disciplining work, salvation will surely follow (Isaiah 40:1-2). The Worth of the individual is recognized, and he is set solitary before God
Sirach - Quite in Hellenic style he dilates on the delights of a symposium, where there is good wine and choice music (Sirach 34:25 to Sirach 35:6), and, parodying the words of Mimnermus, who declared that life would not be Worth having without love (T. 25), asserts that it would not be Worth having without wine (34:27)
Annunciation, the - It is Worth noting that in the New Testament we do not read of dreams or visions in the night anywhere but in St. It is Worth noting, in connexion with the part assigned to the Holy Spirit in the virgin birth, that in a fragment of the Gospel according to the Hebrews quoted by Origen (Com
Hymn - ¶ Liberty - The existence of the huge, overgrown system of slavery had a sinister effect on the great mass of citizens, inasmuch as ‘paid labour was thought unworthy of any freeborn man’ (C. Lofty moral teaching and profound theology abound, but there is no feeling manifest that political freedom was a thing Worth seeking for its own sake
Hospitality - A man’s Worth was illustrated by his princely hospitality ( Job 31:31 f
Illustrations - ) is more than an illustrative example, it is as Jülicher classes it, ‘an example of the spiritual Worth of humility before God
Reconciliation - The fact is one Worth remembering by those who insist so much on the absence of certain other aspects of St. ...
The objection, however, will not unfairly be urged—Does it not conflict with a Worthy view of God’s character, and detract from the grace of salvation, to think of God as at ‘enmity’ with any of His creatures, and needing to be propitiated or reconciled? Can such a thought have any real place in a gospel of Christ? It may be observed, first, that St
Woman (2) - ...
It is singular, and some have thought that it was designed with a view to checking the Mariolatry which in the years to come was to dominate a large section of the Church, that Jesus refuses to allow the unique distinction which Mary certainly had in being the mother of the world’s Redeemer to weigh against the Worth of religious character
Person, Personhood - While individual value, Worth, and responsibility are recognized in the Old Testament, there is no tendency to the rugged individualism of Western culture
Education (2) - ’ Whatever be the Worth of the tradition, Josephus’ reiterated ascription to Moses of the exceedingly thorough system of education which prevailed in his day,‡ Emmaus - It is Worth noting what efforts its partisans make to show that the two disciples could have returned the same evening to Jerusalem, walking for this purpose five or six hours
Keeping - To pay no heed to Christ’s ‘word’ (or ‘words’), to be at no pains to think out the purport of His appearance in history, and of the tidings of salvation He proclaimed; or, the meaning and Worth of the gospel having in some measure been realized, to set it aside, to neglect it, to occupy one’s self seriously with other things only—that is the attitude to Himself which Christ describes when He speaks of a man not ‘keeping His word
Silence - It was the tribute of the heart, the spontaneous uprising of the spiritual instinct in response to His Godhood, that alone had ethical Worth
Good - ’ Man, by claiming God’s goodness, enjoying and praising it, and by showing a like goodness, glorifies God: that is, sets forth the honour, Worth, beauty, and majesty of God’s moral perfection (Romans 15:6; Romans 15:9, 1 Corinthians 6:20, 2 Corinthians 9:13; cf
Macarius Magnus, Magnes, a Writer - We give a few specimens of the objections with Macarius's solutions, with a warning that the selection is scarcely fair to Macarius, since it is not Worth while printing such of his answers as an apologist of to-day would give. His words then were not Worthy of a Son of God, nor even of a wise man who despises death
Reconciliation - The fact is one Worth remembering by those who insist so much on the absence of certain other aspects of St. ...
The objection, however, will not unfairly be urged—Does it not conflict with a Worthy view of God’s character, and detract from the grace of salvation, to think of God as at ‘enmity’ with any of His creatures, and needing to be propitiated or reconciled? Can such a thought have any real place in a gospel of Christ? It may be observed, first, that St
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But are we justified in connecting with Him the term ‘ethical’ at all? We speak accurately of Ethics or Moral Science only when we regard the conduct of men in their mutual relations as something by itself, abstracted from religious feeling and action, and when ethical ends and maxims are disengaged from religion, in virtue of their inherent Worth; and such an independent position of Ethics, whether it appear Worth attaining or not, is simply beside the mark in the case of Jesus. trustworthiness and candour in human relationships. The noteworthy element in this utterance is not that the ruptured matrimonial union is still binding, but in particular that the man is morally responsible for his wife, even after his dismissal of her; he must bear the guilt of her sin
Socialism - The most recent English work on the subject is Woodworth’s Christian Socialism in England. In this connexion it is noteworthy that Lucian was struck as much by the social as by the theological aspect of the new religion—‘Their original lawgiver,’ he remarks, ‘had taught them that they were all brethren one of another. The first doctrine was aimed against free competition: a man was not to ask what he could get for an article, but the ‘just price,’ what it was Worth, that is, what would enable him to earn by his work a decent living according to a definite standard. Woodworth, Christian Socialism in England. Perhaps also it may be Worth while to allude to the various Lives of the Saints, and to the literature of St
Life - Meantime those who do not stumble at a theistic view of creation hold an entirely Worthy and satisfactory position in following the Genesis Creation narratives, and ascribing the origin of all life to God, who ‘giveth to all life and breath and all things’ ( Acts 17:25 ). Tennyson:...
‘ Transplanted human Worth...
Shall bloom to profit otherwhere
Wages - When Jesus commissions the twelve disciples to preach throughout Israel, they are urged not to take money with them; it is expected that they will be paid by those to whom they minister, for "the worker is Worth his keep" (Matthew 10:10 )
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It is Worth noticing that the story of Jonah had a peculiar interest for the early Christians; his deliverance from a strange sea-monster is depicted many times in the Roman catacombs as typifying the resurrection
the Blind Leaders of the Blind - For, long before their day, he had preached and published fifty most powerful sermons on our Lord's present text, treating the text as our Lord returned to it and treated it continually in His sermons, and as Foster and Hall demanded that it should be treated in every pulpit Worth the name
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It is Worth noting that this is the first great law of the Kingdom of heaven (Matthew 6, and summarized in Matthew 20:20-283)
the Slothful Servant Who Hid His Lord's Money - Their field is so small that it is not Worth their pains taking off their coat to gather out the stones, and to weed out the thorns, and to plough up the fallow ground, and to sow in their too small pulpit and pastorate the seed or the kingdom of heaven
the Angel of the Church of Ephesus - To say "nevertheless I have somewhat against thee" to say "somewhat," as if it were some very small matter, and scarcely Worth mentioning, and then suddenly to say what it is, that, you may depend upon it, gave a shock of horror to that minister's heart that he did not soon get over
Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria - " Nothing was to him more certain than that Jesus was, in the full force of the words, God Incarnate; that Arianism was essentially a denial, and the "Homoousion" the now authenticated symbol, of His claim on men's absolute devotion; and that it was infinitely Worth while to go through any amount of work or suffering in defence of such a truth, and in the cause of such a Master. Julius dwelt on the well-tried Worth of Athanasius, on his own happiness in gaining such a friend, on the steady faith which the Alexandrians had exhibited, on the rapture with which they would celebrate his return; and concluded by invoking for his "beloved brethren" the blessings "which eye had not seen, nor ear heard
Authority of Christ - ‘He that loveth father or mother more than me is not Worthy of me. He that loveth son or daughter more than me is not Worthy of me. These are the facts of the case, and they are ignored by those who argue that it is no man’s business to part with all he has for the sake of the poor; that property is a trust which we have to administer, not to renounce; that the commandment to sell all cannot be generalized, and is therefore not moral; and that it is, in short, an instance of fanaticism in Jesus, due to His belief in the nearness of the Kingdom, and the literal Worthlessness of everything in comparison with entering into it at His side. The high calling of God in Christ Jesus is too high for him; he counts himself unworthy of the eternal life (Acts 13:46). But there is nothing in this which binds us to take in the letter what Jesus says about oaths, or non-resistance, or revenge; and still less is there anything to support the idea that His words on these subjects are part of a fanatical renunciation of the world in the region of honour as well as of property,—a literal surrender, in view of the imminence of the Kingdom, of all that makes life on earth Worth having. Probably in the generation before that in which He lived the Jews had come to regard the Messiah as God’s vicegerent in the great judgment which ushered in the world to come; but what we find in the NT in this connexion is not the formal transference of a piece of Messianic dogmatic to Jesus; it is the moral recognition of the moral supremacy of Jesus, and of His right to pronounce finally on the moral Worth of men and things
Perfection (of Jesus) - He discerned clearly their Worth. For interest and affection are the lights which illumine the personality of others; only by them can we read their hidden Worth, especially when obscured by the dominant thought and prejudices of the day
Baptism - But Christ's baptism was performed by His disciples, not Himself, that He might mark His exclusive dignity as baptizer, with the Holy Spirit (John 4:2), and that the validity of baptism might not depend on the Worth of the minister but on God's appointment
Eunomius, Bishop of Cyzicus - Basil the Great thought the book Worth an elaborate refutation, in five books, adversus Eunomium (Migne, Patr
Scripture (2) - The distribution of the singular and plural forms is perhaps Worth noting
Woman - Proverbs 31:1 also pictured the hardworking, praiseworthy, “virtuous” woman. Ruth and Naomi, whose husbands died, were women of Worth whom God aided by sending Boaz as their protector (Ruth 1-4 )
Matthew, the Gospel of - The kingdom is Worth any sacrifice (Matthew 13:44-46 )
Heaven, Heavens, Heavenlies - In addition to ascription of Worth, worship will involve serviceunspecified works done in obedience to God and for God (22:6)
Old Testament in the New Testament, the - It is Worth giving some examples of this latter point
Eternal Punishment - —The incomparable Worth of the Kingdom, as the richest ‘treasure,’ and ‘pearl of great price’ (Matthew 13:44-45), and the supreme quest of it as the first duty and sovereign wisdom of life (Matthew 6:33), have, as their converse, the incomparable loss which the rejection of the gospel must inevitably entail
the Woman Who Took Leaven And Hid it in Three Measures of Meal - Its first beginning is so small as not to be Worth speaking about in a dignified pulpit
Paul as the Chief of Sinners - " "This is a faithful saying," says Paul, "and Worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. As also that he who knows his own heart will measure his own Worth by his own heart and not by the valuation of the street and the market-place
Paul's Great Heaviness And Continual Sorrow of Heart - Pascal also has come under the same condemnation because he could see no scenery anywhere much Worth wondering at outside the immortal soul of man
the Queen of Sheba - The Name of the Lord so construes and so glorifies the whole of the Old Testament to me that the more I read the Old Testament the more I find nothing else in it Worth its ink but the Name of the Lord
the Angel of the Church in Sardis - And that because most of their appearances are before men, and that in the exercise of some gift of the mind which is supposed to hold forth the inward Worth of a man more than any other gift. ...
And now that the tide is beginning to turn in this Epistle, and in this minister's heart and life, this so unexpected word of encouragement and comfort is spoken to him, "Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments: and they shall walk with Me in white: for they are Worthy
Acts - Judaism allowed no room for women leaders, and Jews would not have considered female converts Worth mentioning
Wealth - ...
The law assumes the inherent Worth of private property
Amazement - 288–289, is still Worth consulting
Joab - You are too young to have written any letters yet Worth any one keeping
New Testament - Its authority, on this view, must depend solely on critical Worth
Plan - The dogmatic conception that Jesus knew the end from the beginning, and gave mechanical fulfilment to a prearranged plan, is not only untrue to facts, but destroys the whole moral Worth and significance of the Divine life. More consideration is due to the sayings (Matthew 8:11-12; Matthew 21:43) which foretell the rejection of Israel and the opening of the Kingdom to those of every nation who were Worthy of it
Sin - The sublime conception of human dignity and Worth is such that, in spite of all temptation to the contrary belief, it remains to-day as a firmly rooted, universally received verity, that man is made ‘in the image of God’ ( Genesis 1:27 )
Insects - Despite the uncertainty of the exact identification of the insect, the Worth of the verses in question remains unaffected
Ecclesiastes, Theology of - It is noteworthy that the New Testament never directly quotes Ecclesiastes. Why bother working hard throughout life when at death it will go to some Worthless person or even a person that you do not know (2:17-23)? Death renders every status and achievement of this present life "meaningless. In Romans 8:18-22Paul explains why the world seems so meaningless to us: "I consider that our present sufferings are not Worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us
Woman - This is an important fact to remember, for the attitude of apostolic Christianity to woman is largely due to the interaction of two distinct principles-the fundamental Christian assertion of the intrinsic Worth of human personality, and the eschatological foreshortening of the time, which could not fail to hinder the social application of the former principle
Eschatology - Yet the new and higher conception of the Worth of the individual and his relation with Jehovah paved the way to a clearer estimate of his immortality
Ten Commandments - They also explain some of the high value that has been put on individual Worth in Western thought
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. The outward garb of meekness may, indeed, be worn by men in whom there are none of the robust and gracious qualities which make true meekness so Worthy of admiration and honour. True meekness, which is Worthy of all honour, is seen only in those who, with an acute sense of wrong, control the natural impulse to show anger and to retaliate, not from fear, or pride, or policy, or scorn of others, but because in obedience to the will of God they accept the provocation or wrong as discipline, and as an opportunity for showing the Divine spirit of patience and love. So far from anger being inconsistent with meekness, it is only when meekness is associated with it that anger has a pure moral Worth
Gifts - By their fruits they were known; and the χάρισμα, which, however admirable in itself, was not associated with personal Worth and holy influence, could not in the nature of things be recognized as making for edification and order in the Church life
Paul the Aged - Really and truly, my brethren, it would be well Worth your putting yourselves to some expense and some trouble in order to read, say, the Consolations of Cato to your old age, and then to turn to Paul's consolations and comforts. Nothing less Worthy of yourself Nothing at all but just those true classics of the eternal world over and over again, till your whole soul is in a flame with them, and till your rapture into heaven seizes upon you with one of them in your hand
the Man Which Sowed Good Seed in His Field But His Enemy Came And Sowed Tares Among the Wheat - And at the end of the world, when he is told about us, as we have been told about him, that husbandman will say, It was well Worth a thousand fields of wheat to be the means of teaching a little patience and a little long-suffering even to one over-anxious and impatient heart. Cudworth was called an atheist. And, moreover, what I have acted on more than once as I had opportunity, and have proved it to be true and trustworthy teaching, and have never repented it
Nehemiah - To my great disappointment I found nothing in the unfailing annotator Worth repeating to you
Heman - The only thing you can think of is such a little thing, that, if it is a sin, it is not Worth God's pains to take so much notice of it, and to punish you so persistently for it
Mephibosheth - But Solomon, as he moralises in one place on fathers and sons with Jonathan and Mephibosheth before him, tells us to rejoice with trembling when our sons are born to us, for who knoweth whether they shall be wise men or fools?...
Rarely into the branches of the treeDoth human Worth mount up: and so ordainsHe who bestows it, that as His free giftIt may be called
Joseph - One man succeeds in everything, and so loses all; another meets with nothing but crosses and disappointments, and thereby gains more than all the world is Worth. A more and more trustworthy, and a more and more trusted and consulted man
Presence (2) - There was only one legacy He had to leave, and that alone Worth leaving, His spiritual presence (Matthew 28:20, Luke 24:49), which was the true Shekinah (Matthew 18:20, cf
Trade And Commerce - It is Worth observing that in the prophetic denunciations of luxury we miss allusions to the shops or stores in which such objects might be supposed to be offered for sale ( Isaiah 3:18-24 ). Another common practice was to deposit money with trustworthy persons, to which there is a reference in Tobit ( Tob 4:20 etc
Church, the - Negatively, to fail to recognize the church as the body of Christ by dividing it is to participate in the Lord's Supper unworthily and thereby to incur divine judgment (1 Corinthians 11:27-33 ). Although the Bible nowhere provides a definition of worship, one is left with the general impression therein that to worship God is to ascribe to him the supreme Worth that he alone deserves
Abortion - In Jesus' rejection of human standards of greatness, he not only turns on its head the conventional wisdom of the day, but also affords children unprecedented Worth and dignity
Justice (2) - God’s attributes are not all of co-ordinate Worth. ...
One characteristic of the NT doctrine of justice, as compared with the views current in the Jewish and classical worlds, is a noteworthy enlargement of its sphere
Lord's Prayer (i) - ’ In this connexion it is Worth while to remark, that Funk, in his new edition of the Didascalia and Apost. may compare the critical apparatus of the Latin Testament of Wordsworth-White, or of the pre-Lutheran German Bible as edited by Kurrelmeyer
Helena, Saint, Mother of Constantine the Great - 57), and is supported (whatever the support may be Worth) by the probably spurious letters preserved in the Acts of St
Paul as a Man of Prayer - Prayer Worth calling prayer: prayer that God will call true prayer and will treat as true prayer, takes far more time, by the clock, than one man in a thousand thinks. Speaking of Paul's physician, I shall close with a few lines on this subject, out of the private papers of Sir Thomas Browne, a man of prayer, not unworthy to be named with the Apostle himself: "To pray in all places where quietness inviteth; in any house, highway, or street; and to know no street in this city that may not witness that I have not forgotten God and my Saviour in it: and that no parish or town where I have been may not say the like
Fellowship (2) - He understood its Worth and its rights
Jeremiah - 'The heart is my haunt,' says Wordsworth. And your sensibility of heart and mind once well begun will grow till your name is as famous as you could wish it to be where fame and name is alone Worth working for
Jephthah And His Daughter - One man succeeds in everything, and so loses all; another meets with nothing but crosses and disappointments, and thereby gains more than all the world is Worth
Preaching - When Narni taught the people in lent, from the pulpits of Rome, half the city went from his sermons crying along the streets, "Lord, have mercy upon us;" so that in only one passion week, two thousand crowns' Worth of ropes were sold to make scourges with; and when he preached before the pope to the cardinals and bishops, and painted the sin of non-residence in its own colours, he frightened thirty or forty bishops, who heard him, home to their diocesses
Pronunciation of Proper Names - Let us be sure that, though we are told that ‘ De minimis non curat lex ,’ it is Worth our while to be as careful as we can even about ‘little things
Preaching - The very Person of Jesus Christ constituted a gospel Worth preaching
Christ, Christology - In making such an absolute demand of his hearers, Jesus implies that he considers himself absolutely Worth following
David - His weak indulgence to his sons, and his own great sin besides, had been bitterly atoned, and were forgotten at his death in the remembrance of his long-tried Worth
Christianity - For them Jesus as the Revealer has the Worth of God without being Himself God. This is the secret of that abiding in Christ which secures His abiding in us ( John 15:4 ), and results in the fruitfulness that makes us Worthy to be called His disciples ( John 15:8 )
Ezekiel, Theology of - In a time of crisis, no other words were Worth speaking
Union With God - Rather is it an experience of an ethical and spiritual order, the goal of which is not the absorption of the individual in God, in a kind of Nirvana, but the completion and perfecting of all that is of Worth and value in individual personality in loving communion with God through Christ (John 17:23, Revelation 21:2). Illingworth, Divine Immanence, London, 1898
Canon of the Old Testament - 165), quickly won recognition and proved its religious Worth
Miracles - While the moral and religious Worth of the OT, as the literature of the Divine revelation completed in Christ, demands a respectful treatment of the narratives of miracles, we are bound to apply two tests: the sufficiency of the evidence, and the congruity of the miracle in character with the Divine revelation
Holy, Holiness - Human Worth was exhausted in the sole purpose of serving the basic need of the gods, in order to escape impending judgment
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Humility - In Wendt’s language—‘Humility is the conscious lowliness we feel before God in view of His superabundant love and holy majesty, and in contrast to our own unworthiness, guilt, and entire dependence on His grace’ (The Teaching of Jesus, vol. We cannot therefore exaggerate our Worth or assert our claims before God: the part we play is that of ‘unprofitable servants’ who, after all their performances, should be filled neither with the sense of merit nor the spirit of boasting (Luke 17:10). In the parable, which is a gem of teaching on this point, Jesus enforces on us the duty of humility towards God, the need of genuine self-abasement and confession of sin, as we see and feel our unworthiness in the Divine presence (Luke 18:9-14). —While it is true that humility ‘is not primarily concerned with our relation to other men, but with our relation to God, and springs from an intellectually true view of that relation’ (Illingworth, Christian Character, 1905, p. 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. —In ordinary experience, humility is related to sin and penitence, and marks the feeling of unworthiness in the light of the illimitable moral ideal. Thus it is closely connected with Truth, for humility or confession that does not rest on the recognition of facts is insincere and Worthless. Humility or the fear of God should banish all unworthy fear
Philanthropy - Legislative powers will be used for what they are Worth. Holdsworth
Property (2) - It is Worthy of remark that these statements are from the pen of the author of the Third Gospel, in which the sayings of Jesus about the rich and the poor are given in their most uncompromising form (cf. In regard to the acquisition of property, the teaching of Jesus is directed against that greedy temper of mind in which worldly advantage is regarded as of supreme importance, and a man’s wealth as the sole criterion of his Worth
Samuel - What there is out of the great past that is Worth preserving he will do his best to preserve
Sin - This relationship would imply that 'âven means the absence of all that has true Worth; hence, it would denote “moral Worthlessness,” as in the actions of wrongdoing, evil devising, or false speaking. 25:2, this word refers to a person “guilty of a crime”: “And it shall be, if the wicked man be Worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him … to be beaten
Papyri And Ostraca - Whole bundles of documents that were too old to be Worth preserving were thrown on these rubbish heaps by the authorities, instead of being burned; and private persons did the same when they wished to get rid of written matter that had accumulated and was considered valueless
Peter, First Epistle of - Faith is the act whereby the believer, realizing the Worth of the unseen world through the revelation of Jesus Christ, puts complete trust in God. That the Kingdom of God, so common in the teaching of Jesus, is not referred to, may be due to the fact that the term had no Worthy association for the readers
Leucius, Author of n.t. Apocryphal Additions - It is Worth remarking that it is of the three apostles, Thomas, Andrew, and John, whose travels were written by Leucius, that Origen ( ap. But there is no trustworthy evidence that he affixed the name of Leucius to any composition besides the Acts of Peter and John. The only apparent evidence for a connexion of the name of Leucius with apocryphal gospels is the mention of the name in the spurious letter of Jerome to Chromatius and Heliodorus, a witness unworthy of credit even if his testimony were more distinct
Create, Creation - The Sabbath thus symbolizes the fact that human Worth and purpose are not to be derived from toil but from that relationship
Religious Experience - World-knowledge, self-knowledge, God-knowledge, all equally depend upon the trustworthiness of this inner organ of information. So long as Jesus remained with them, the disciples did not think it Worth while to talk of themselves, or notice their own inward emotions or mental experiences
Immortality (2) - It is Worth noting, however, at once, in view of the interpretation of these expressions which will be urged below, that every reference in St. It is Worthy of notice that in one of the above passages (Luke 20:35) the future αἰών is something to be gained (τυχεῖν); its nature or characteristic, therefore, was more prominent to the writer’s mind than any mere question of duration
Last Supper - ) Those who fail to discover traces of a Passover meal in the accounts of the Last Supper, who point to the absence of allusion to a lamb, and generally to the weakness of the evidence adduced, may reasonably claim an argument e silentio for what that is Worth
Isidorus Pelusiota, an Eminent Ascetic - Chrysostom's memory as Worthy of the reverence of faithful Christians. ") He explains Rom_3:25 : when no other cure for a man's ills was possible "God brought in the Only-begotten Son as a ransom; one Victim surpassing all in Worth was offered up for all" (iv
Fire - The NT furnishes some analogous cases in which the theophanic fire is simply a manifestation of the Divine presence or attributes (Acts 2:8, Revelation 1:14 f; Revelation 4:5), and others in which it is an accompaniment of the Divine judgment (2 Thessalonians 1:8, 2 Peter 3:10-12), (2) The use of fire as a testing and purifying agent has led to its figurative application as a criterion for distinguishing between what possesses genuine moral Worth and what does not, and as a means of purifying human character (1 Corinthians 3:12 f, 1 Peter 1:7). The fire in which the whole fabric built on the One Foundation is involved, detects and exposes the flimsy and Worthless materials by consuming them, but leaves uninjured the solid and durable materials that are fire-proof. The main point of the illustration is not the purification of character, but the decisive testing of the difference between solid and Worthless achievement
Humility - In Wendt’s language—‘Humility is the conscious lowliness we feel before God in view of His superabundant love and holy majesty, and in contrast to our own unworthiness, guilt, and entire dependence on His grace’ (The Teaching of Jesus, vol. We cannot therefore exaggerate our Worth or assert our claims before God: the part we play is that of ‘unprofitable servants’ who, after all their performances, should be filled neither with the sense of merit nor the spirit of boasting (Luke 17:10). In the parable, which is a gem of teaching on this point, Jesus enforces on us the duty of humility towards God, the need of genuine self-abasement and confession of sin, as we see and feel our unworthiness in the Divine presence (Luke 18:9-14). —While it is true that humility ‘is not primarily concerned with our relation to other men, but with our relation to God, and springs from an intellectually true view of that relation’ (Illingworth, Christian Character, 1905, p. 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. —In ordinary experience, humility is related to sin and penitence, and marks the feeling of unworthiness in the light of the illimitable moral ideal. Thus it is closely connected with Truth, for humility or confession that does not rest on the recognition of facts is insincere and Worthless. Humility or the fear of God should banish all unworthy fear
Physician - Druggists also with various remedies claimed the curative Worth of their prescriptions
Fire - The NT furnishes some analogous cases in which the theophanic fire is simply a manifestation of the Divine presence or attributes (Acts 2:8, Revelation 1:14 f; Revelation 4:5), and others in which it is an accompaniment of the Divine judgment (2 Thessalonians 1:8, 2 Peter 3:10-12), (2) The use of fire as a testing and purifying agent has led to its figurative application as a criterion for distinguishing between what possesses genuine moral Worth and what does not, and as a means of purifying human character (1 Corinthians 3:12 f, 1 Peter 1:7). The fire in which the whole fabric built on the One Foundation is involved, detects and exposes the flimsy and Worthless materials by consuming them, but leaves uninjured the solid and durable materials that are fire-proof. The main point of the illustration is not the purification of character, but the decisive testing of the difference between solid and Worthless achievement
David - Eliab's "command," as head of Jesse's sons, was regarded by the rest as authoritative (1 Samuel 20:29), and the youngest, David, was thought scarcely Worth bringing before the prophet Samuel (1 Samuel 16:11)
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Virgin Birth - Allen’s words, ‘it is Worth while raising the question whether the author of the book [18] did not incorporate this section with direct reference to the tradition of the supernatural birth of Christ, with which he must therefore have been acquainted’ (Interp
Logos - This, however, is to divest the revelation of its real Worth and meaning
Mediator - His death has also an atoning mediatorial Worth
Boyhood of Jesus - It is Worth noting that while Authorized Version has ‘astonished’ for the feeling of the bystanders (Luke 2:47 ἐξίσταντο) and ‘amazed’ for that of Joseph and Mary (Luke 2:48
Job - This identification, which appears also in the Testament of Job , a work probably containing an ancient Jewish nucleus, although critically Worthless, is not without interest and value, as possibly preserving a fragment of old tradition. He was probably familiar with the Wisdom-lore of Israel, and possibly of Edom, and may safely be assumed to have known all that was Worth knowing in other departments of Heb
John, Epistles of - But it is perhaps Worth pointing out that whilst the corrected text restores the Utter half of 1 John 2:23 , which in AV Prophecy - Hence their predictions became so fleeting, so futile, so uninteresting, that, though they were collected together as Worthy of preservation, they soon fell into disrepute and almost total oblivion. Of such transcendent Worth and excellence is that Jesus said to be, to whom all the prophets bear witness! Lastly, the declared purpose for which the Messiah, prefigured by so long a train of prophecy, came into the world, corresponds to all the rest of the representation. No: it was not a mighty state, a victor people,...
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John, the Gospel by - The godly remnant at Bethany is distinguished by the place He had in their hearts, and Mary by her deep appreciation of His Worth
Papias, Bishop of Hierapolis - John's Gospel which Eusebius has not thought it Worth while to mention. Eusebius does not mention that Papias used the Apocalypse; but we learn that he did from other trustworthy authorities, and on the subject of Chiliasm Papias held views most distasteful to Eusebius
Psalms (2) - Sometimes psalms which are commonly regarded as Messianic contain sentiments which are un-Christian, and which therefore render the Messianic interpretation, in any sense Worth defending, untenable
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He explains his gospel at some length, because it is all-important that the capital of the Empire should understand and appreciate its Worth. But is not this condemnation a denial of the Jews’ privileges? No, the privileges are real, though the Jews are unworthy of them; and the mercy of God is magnified by their ingratitude. It is noteworthy that, though St
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This matter is of such importance that it is Worth while to illustrate further what we have said, by reference to an actual instance
Canon of the New Testament - But the justification for it when this is sought is usually found (1) in the Apostolic authorship of most of the NT books; (2) in the Apostolic atmosphere and association of the remaining books; (3) in the general acceptance and continuous use of them in the churches for centuries as a test of their value; (4) in their inherent Worth to-day as realized in Christian experience
Gospels, Apocryphal - by Clement of Alexandria, by whom it was regarded as apparently of some historical Worth, but not of the same grade as our four Gospels. , and therefore is of small historical importance except as it may be regarded as embodying older (but untrustworthy) material
Law - It is wholly unwarrantable to say that the prophets condemned the sacrificial system, or denied its Worth and Divine sanction; but, on the other hand, we are justified in asserting that the tôrah of Jehovah, ‘the law of the Lord,’ meant to the prophets something wholly different from the punctilious observance of traditional ceremonies; and what is more, they appeal without fear of contradiction to the contents of the Mosaic legislation as completely establishing their conviction that it was in the sphere of morality, rather than in the organizing of worship, that the essence of Jehovah’s law was to be found. In such instances the letter of the old precept stood only till it should be translated into a Worthier form and raised to a higher potency ( Matthew 5:18 ), by the sweeping away of limiting exceptions (as with the compromise in the matter of wedlock allowed to ‘the hard-heartedness’ of Israelites, Matthew 19:3-9 ), or by the translation of the symbolic into the spiritual, as when cleansing of hands and vessels is displaced by inner purification ( Mark 7:14-23 , Luke 11:37-41 ; cf
Jerusalem - -For this department of our subject we must call in the aid of tradition, in so far as this appears to be in any measure Worthy of credence. What it is Worth still awaits the test, but, as Stanley says: ‘there is one circumstance which, if proved, would greatly endanger the claims of the “Caenaculum. It is Worthy of note, however, that, as in the case of St
Gospels (Apocryphal) - Both these facts made it imperative that, if trustworthy accounts of the teaching and life of Jesus were to be preserved for the guidance of the scattered communities of Christians, the tradition should be committed to something more permanent and less liable to disturbing influences than oral reminiscence. It is noteworthy that the writers who endeavoured to satisfy this desire for fuller knowledge made no attempt to fill up the silent years between Christ’s childhood and His entrance on His public ministry, the reason in part probably being that ‘it seemed too daring for them to illumine a darkness, for which there was not the slightest historical suggestion in the New Testament’ (Hofmann, PRE
Two important considerations must, however, be kept in mind in estimating the trustworthiness of all such additions. —The question of greatest moment which arises in estimating the value of the Apocryphal Gospels naturally has reference to their Worth as additional sources for the life and teaching of Jesus. In them ‘we find no Worthy conception of the laws of providential interference; they are wrought to supply personal wants, or to gratify private feelings, and often are positively immoral’ (Westcott). In a few of the Gospels which show signs of independence, there may be here and there a trace of primitive and trustworthy tradition; but all such details, which have a reasonable claim to be considered authentic, do not sensibly increase the sum of our knowledge about Christ. This was due, not to mere good fortune or to any arbitrary dealing on the part of the Church, but to the superior claims of the writings themselves, which were recognized when the necessity arose of counteracting, by trustworthy and authentic records, the rapid growth of a pseudo-tradition in Gnostic circles. Though Worthless as an account of Christ’s childhood, the Gospel of Thomas is yet a mirror in which we see reflected the curious condition of the society which accepted it. It is noteworthy that, although the primary object of the Protevangelium was to safeguard the orthodox conception of Christ’s person against hostile attacks, the method adopted had the result of elevating Mary above the ordinary levels of humanity, and of initiating a movement which, deriving strength from other sources, terminated in the worship of Mary, the All-Holy mother of God
Mental Characteristics - That ‘love is blind’ is singularly false, save when the word is restricted to an unworthy meaning. ), and appealed without hesitation to the conscience and instinct of every man, as to a sufficient and trustworthy test (Luke 13:15-16). ’ Yet never were such tremendous assertions made by any one about himself, or such unfaltering emphasis laid upon the place he must hold in the eyes of others, and the claims he made upon them: ‘He that loveth father or mother … son or daughter, more than me, is not Worthy of me. And he that doth not take his cross and follow after me is not Worthy of me’ (Matthew 10:37-38); ‘The Spirit of the truth shall glorify me, for he shall take of mine and shall declare it unto you. Again, He was intensely individualistic in His point of view (Matthew 6:3; Matthew 6:6; Matthew 6:17), and, even in the widest sweep of forecast on the fate of the world, did not fail to regard each several individual in and for himself; in fact, His influence has given the world a different and a deeper conception of the Worth and meaning of individual lives, and has gone far towards the making of the best modern thoughts of personality. ‘Give to him that asketh of thee’ (Matthew 5:42),—though experience shows too surely how much moral mischief may be done by indiscriminate charity; ‘Ask, and it shall be given you’ (Matthew 7:7),—though prayers by no means always win what has been prayed for; ‘It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God’ (Mark 10:25),—though wealth used Worthily is no such bar to entry, and must itself be regarded as a ‘loan from the Lord
Arius the Heresiarch - There was also the renowned Eusebius of Caesarea, a sound theologian, and perhaps the most well-informed, careful, impartial, and trustworthy ecclesiastical historian the church has ever possessed. Kaye's Council of Nicaea will be found Worth reading
Authority in Religion - Recognizing what is praiseworthy in the spirit of the Baptist, He at the same time sets the seal of His disapprobation upon all man-devised substitutions for, or modifications of, Divine ordinances. It is Worth noting further that legislative differs from judicial authority in that the former is original and the latter derivative
Divinity of Christ - What lend essential and abiding Worth both to the Hebrew hostility to Gentile oppression and the Hebrew appeal to Jehovah’s righteous right hand are a faith and a passion which, if quickened into power by the vicissitudes of history, were themselves underived from history, and native to the spirit of the nation. In the most noteworthy discussion of this subject, that of Baldensperger (Das Sclbstbewusstsein Jesu), only about one half of the work is taken up with determining the sense in which Jesus regarded Himself as Messiah; the second part is devoted to other aspects arising out of His self-designations, His teaching as to the Kingdom, etc
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The more effectually to engage people to hearken to him, great part of the Koran is employed in relating examples of dreadful punishments formerly inflicted by God on those who rejected and abused his messengers; several of which stories, or some circumstances of them, are taken from the Old and New Testaments, but many more from the apocryphal books and traditions of the Jews and Christians of those ages, set up in the Koran as truths, in opposition to the Scriptures, which the Jews and Christians are charged with having altered; and, indeed, few or none of the relations of circumstances in the Koran were invented by Mahomet, as is generally supposed; it being easy to trace the greatest part of them much higher, as the rest might be, were more of these books extant, and were it Worth while to make the inquiry
Miracles - Now, supposing miracles to be in the power of an infernal spirit, can it be imagined that he would communicate an ability of performing them to persons who were counteracting his designs? Would he by them give credit to a cause that tended to bring his own into disgrace? Thus, as our Saviour appealed to miracles as proofs of his power; so he appealed to the inherent Worth and purity of the doctrines they were intended to bear witness to, as a proof that the power was of God
Persecution - States have persecuted because they have refused to recognize the existence of a sphere in which men are free, and men have endured persecution because they have grasped, more or less clearly, the truth that freedom belongs to the very essence of the religious attitude, and determines its moral Worth
Paul - He does not believe that books Worth preserving were ever made in this way
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It is Worth while calling attention to the evidence, suggested by a good deal of Victorinus's theology, of a closer connexion than has been yet noticed between him and St
John, Gospel of (ii. Contents) - He would have considered the laborious investigation of historical detail to be merely learned trifling, Worthy only of a grammarian or a pedant. Moral edification and gnosis were the only objects for which it was at all Worth while to trouble about the records of the past. For example, the 153 fish may be the ‘fulfilment’ of 10+7; 1 + 2 + 3 + … + 17 = 153; or, as Bishop Wordsworth suggests, it may be the square of 12 + the square of 3. These explanations seem to us at times superficial and unworthy of their context
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Luther lets us see, over and over again, that he believed that the only thing Worth considering in theology was the Divine work of Christ and the experience we have of it through faith
Criticism - Like Strauss and Baur, Renan too had his assumption as to the historical Worth of the Gospels; he too sets out with a general and comprehensive judgment as to their contents; for him the Gospels are not biographies, after the manner of those of Suetonius, nor are they legends invented after the manner of Philostratus; they are legendary biographies. ]'>[18]2 ...
But it seems a curious argument to maintain that the impression which Jesus makes upon us is the positive revelation made by God in Christ, while the Gospels from which we derive that impression may or may not consist in this instance or in that of legendary and untrustworthy matter
Archaeology And Biblical Study - Thutmoses III won a major victory at Megiddo in 1490 of which he left a record claiming that Megiddo is Worth a thousand cities
Jerusalem - I hastened to the grave, but was soon driven away: as far as my on dit tells me, it would have been Worth seeing
Neology - Consequently, any thing which, on however good authority, may be advanced in apparent opposition to them, must either be rejected as unworthy of rational belief, or, at least, explained away till it is made to accord with the assumed principles; and the truth or falsehood of all doctrines proposed is to be decided according to their agreement or disagreement with those principles. Peter must either have caught so many fish as would be reckoned Worth a stater at Capernaum, (so near to a sea rich in fish,) or one so large and fine as would have been valued at that sum. I remember that another theologian often lamented, that there was such a dearth in the church of such persons as the Apostle would alone think Worthy of the ministerial functions, that it was to be regarded as a happiness if, of many applicants, some one of outwardly decent life could at length be found
Odes of Solomon - So far as the text is concerned, few amendments Worth noticing have been suggested, and the very few linguistic difficulties that the original offers will remain for a long time insoluble, owing to the scarcity of Manuscripts and the lack of exact Patristic quotations
Marcion, a 2nd Century Heretic - But as late as 692 the council in Trullo thought it Worth while to make provision for the reconciliation of Marcionites, and there is other evidence of lingering remains so late as the 10th cent. Then the Lord of Creation, seeing that Adam was Worthy to serve Him, devised how he might withdraw him from Hyle and unite him to himself
Nestorius And Nestorianism - Not content, however, with assailing with rare theological ability the opinions of Nestorius, he condescended to less Worthy expedients. It is Worth noting that this formulary contains the ἔνωσις φυσική (see above), but guards it by a definite assertion of both the divinity and humanity of Christ
Pelagianism And Pelagius - Wales, rests on late and untrustworthy authority. Worthies who are described as having lived righteously were quoted as proofs of the possibility of living without sin. The bishop quoted the scriptural instances of Abraham, who was bidden "to walk before God and be perfect," and of Zacharias and Elizabeth, who were described as "walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the law blameless," as affording a primâ facie justification of Pelagius, and argued, If Pelagius said that man could fulfil the commands of God without the aid of God, his doctrine would be wicked and Worthy of condemnation, but as he maintained that man could be free from sin not without the aid of God, to deny this position would be to deny the efficacy of divine grace. " Augustine in his treatise de Gestis Pelagii written after he had received a full official record of the synod argued that Pelagius had only escaped by a legal acquittal of little moral Worth obtained by evasive explanations and by his condemning the very dogmas he had before professed. He wrote afresh to Aurelius and the African bishops, upbraiding them vehemently for their readiness to condemn men without a proper opportunity of defence, strongly denouncing the personal character of Heros and Lazarus as rendering them untrustworthy witnesses, and gratefully acknowledging that Pelagius and his followers had never really been estranged from Catholic truth—a conclusion strikingly different from that of his immediate predecessor
Preaching Christ - Here again we may say that the spectacular representations of the judgment are a form which we may recognize to have only a relative value, while yet we do not dispute in the least the absolute truth that the standard of reality and of Worth in the spiritual world is Jesus, and that no life can be finally estimated except by its relation to Him