What does Ask mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
αἰτήσει to ask 5
λέγω to say 4
αἰτεῖσθε to ask 4
שְׁאַל־ to ask 4
αἰτεῖτε to ask 4
ἐρωτήσω to question. 4
αἰτήσητε to ask 4
ἐρωτῶ to question. 3
αἰτώμεθα to ask 2
שְׁאַ֤ל to ask 2
שְׁאַ֖ל to ask 2
תִּשְׁאַ֣ל to ask 2
יִשְׁאָל֨וּן to ask 2
לִשְׁא֤וֹל to ask 2
αἰτήσωνται to ask 2
αἰτείτω to ask 2
שֹׁאֵ֣ל to ask 2
וְיִשְׁאֲל֞וּ to ask 1
וְשָׁאַלְתָּ֖ to ask 1
αἰτεῖν to ask 1
הֲשָׁאַ֥לְתִּי to ask 1
שְׁאַל֙ to ask 1
תִּשְׁאָלֵ֑נִי to ask 1
שְׁאַ֨ל to ask 1
וְשַֽׁאֲלִי־ to ask 1
שֹׁאֶ֜לֶת to ask 1
שַׁאֲלִ֣י to ask 1
וְשָׁאֲלָ֨ה to ask 1
שָׁאָ֔לוּ to ask 1
יִשְׁאָ֔ל to ask 1
שַׁאֲלִי־ to ask 1
שַׁאֲל֨וּ to ask 1
יִשְׁאָלֽוּנִי to ask 1
שָׁ֣אֲלוּ to ask 1
שְׁאִלְתִּ֙יהוּ֙ to ask 1
שָׁאָֽלוּ to ask 1
וְשַׁאֲל֣וּ ׀ to ask 1
יִשְׁאָ֔לוּ to ask 1
שֹׁאֵ֨ל to ask 1
שְׁאָל֔וּנִי to ask 1
שַׁאֲלוּ־ to ask 1
יִשְׁאָלְךָ֩ to ask 1
שַֽׁאֲלוּ־ to ask 1
לִשְׁאֹ֥ל to ask 1
אֶשְׁאַ֥ל to ask 1
הַרְבּ֨וּ be or become great 1
יִשְׁאָל֙וּנִי֙ to ask 1
שְׁאָ֔לָה sheol 1
לֵאמֹ֗ר to say 1
לְקַחְתֵּ֥ךְ to take 1
αἰτήσῃ to ask 1
αἰτεῖσθαι to ask 1
αἰτούμεθα to ask 1
αἰτεῖς to ask 1
αἰτήσεσθε to ask 1
αἰτήσασθε to ask 1
αἰτήσητέ to ask 1
αἰτῶμεν to ask 1
ἐξετάσαι to search out. 1
αἰτοῦσιν to ask 1
αἰτήσηται to ask 1
αἰτήσωμαι to ask 1
αἰτήσῃς to ask 1
αἴτησόν to ask 1
αἰτήσωμέν to ask 1
αἰτήσουσιν to ask 1
ἀπαίτει to ask back 1
ἐπερωτᾶν to accost one with an enquiry 1
הֲנִֽהְיָ֗ה to be 1
ἐρωτᾶν to question. 1
לִדְרֹשׁ֩ to resort to 1
לְבַקֵּ֖שׁ to seek 1
אֲשֶׁ֧ר (relative part. 1
‹πυθέσθαι to enquire 1
ἐρωτήσατε to question. 1
ἐρωτᾷ to question. 1
ἐρωτήσετε to question. 1
ἐρωτήσωσιν to question. 1
ἐπερωτῶ to accost one with an enquiry 1
ἐρωτᾷς to question. 1
ἐρωτῆσαι to question. 1
ἐρωτῆσαί to question. 1
ἐπερωτήσατε to accost one with an enquiry 1
ἐπερωτάτωσαν to accost one with an enquiry 1
ἐπερωτῆσαι to accost one with an enquiry 1
ἐπερωτήσω to accost one with an enquiry 1
לִשְׁל֥וֹם completeness 1

Definitions Related to ask


   1 to ask, beg, call for, crave, desire, require.
   Additional Information: For synonyms see entries 1189, deomai; and 2065, erotao.
   See entry 5802 for comparison of synonyms.


   1 to ask, enquire, borrow, beg.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to ask, ask for.
         1a2 to ask (as a favour), borrow.
         1a3 to enquire, enquire of.
         1a4 to enquire of, consult (of deity, oracle).
         1a5 to seek.
      1b (Niphal) to ask for oneself, ask leave of absence.
      1c (Piel).
         1c1 to enquire, enquire carefully.
         1c2 to beg, practise beggary.
      1d (Hiphil).
         1d1 to be given on request.
         1d2 to grant, make over to, let (one) ask (successfully) or give or lend on request (then) grant or make over to.


   1 to say, to speak.
      1a affirm over, maintain.
      1b to teach.
      1c to exhort, advise, to command, direct.
      1d to point out with words, intend, mean, mean to say.
      1e to call by name, to call, name.
      1f to speak out, speak of, mention.


   1 to question.
   2 to ask.
      2a to request, entreat, beg, beseech.
      Additional Information: For synonyms see entries 154, aiteo; and 1189, deomai.
      See entry 5802 for comparison of synonyms.


   1 to say, speak, utter.
      1a (Qal) to say, to answer, to say in one’s heart, to think, to command, to promise, to intend.
      1b (Niphal) to be told, to be said, to be called.
      1c (Hithpael) to boast, to act proudly.
      1d (Hiphil) to avow, to avouch.


   1 to seek, require, desire, exact, request.
      1a (Piel).
         1a1 to seek to find.
         1a2 to seek to secure.
         1a3 to seek the face.
         1a4 to desire, demand.
         1a5 to require, exact.
         1a6 to ask, request.
      1b (Pual) to be sought.


   1 to ask back, demand back, exact something due.


   1 to search out.
      1a to examine strictly, enquire.
      1b enquire of someone.


   1 to accost one with an enquiry, put a question to, enquiry of, ask, interrogate.
   2 to address one with a request or demand.
      2a to ask of or demand of one.


   1 to enquire, ask.
   2 to ascertain, by enquiry.


   1 to resort to, seek, seek with care, enquire, require.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to resort to, frequent (a place), (tread a place).
         1a2 to consult, enquire of, seek.
            1a2a of God.
            1a2b of heathen gods, necromancers.
         1a3 to seek deity in prayer and worship.
            1a3a God.
            1a3b heathen deities.
         1a4 to seek (with a demand), demand, require.
         1a5 to investigate, enquire.
         1a6 to ask for, require, demand.
         1a7 to practice, study, follow, seek with application.
         1a8 to seek with care, care for.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to allow oneself to be enquired of, consulted (only of God).
         1b2 to be sought, be sought out.
         1b3 to be required (of blood).


   1 to take, get, fetch, lay hold of, seize, receive, acquire, buy, bring, marry, take a wife, snatch, take away.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to take, take in the hand.
         1a2 to take and carry along.
         1a3 to take from, take out of, take, carry away, take away.
         1a4 to take to or for a person, procure, get, take possession of, select, choose, take in marriage, receive, accept.
         1a5 to take up or upon, put upon.
         1a6 to fetch.
         1a7 to take, lead, conduct.
         1a8 to take, capture, seize.
         1a9 to take, carry off.
            1a10 to take (vengeance).
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be captured.
         1b2 to be taken away, be removed.
         1b3 to be taken, brought unto.
      1c (Pual).
         1c1 to be taken from or out of.
         1c2 to be stolen from.
         1c3 to be taken captive.
         1c4 to be taken away, be removed.
      1d (Hophal).
         1d1 to be taken unto, be brought unto.
         1d2 to be taken out of.
         1d3 to be taken away.
      1e (Hithpael). 1e1 to take hold of oneself. 1e2 to flash about (of lightning).


   1 completeness, soundness, welfare, peace.
      1a completeness (in number).
      1b safety, soundness (in body).
      1c welfare, health, prosperity.
      1d peace, quiet, tranquillity, contentment.
      1e peace, friendship. 1e1 of human relationships. 1e2 with God especially in covenant relationship.
      1f peace (from war).
      1g peace (as adjective).


   1 to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen, fall out.
      1a (Qal).
            1a1a to happen, fall out, occur, take place, come about, come to pass.
            1a1b to come about, come to pass.
         1a2 to come into being, become.
            1a2a to arise, appear, come.
            1a2b to become.
               1a2b1 to become.
               1a2b2 to become like.
               1a2b3 to be instituted, be established.
         1a3 to be.
            1a3a to exist, be in existence.
            1a3b to abide, remain, continue (with word of place or time).
            1a3c to stand, lie, be in, be at, be situated (with word of locality).
            1a3d to accompany, be with.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to occur, come to pass, be done, be brought about.
         1b2 to be done, be finished, be gone.


   1 be or become great, be or become many, be or become much, be or become numerous.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to become many, become numerous, multiply (of people, animals, things).
         1a2 to be or grow great.
      1b (Piel) to make large, enlarge, increase, become many.
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to make much, make many, have many.
            1c1a to multiply, increase.
            1c1b to make much to do, do much in respect of, transgress greatly.
            1c1c to increase greatly or exceedingly.
         1c2 to make great, enlarge, do much.
   2 (Qal) to shoot.

Frequency of ask (original languages)

Frequency of ask (English)


King James Dictionary - ask
'ASK, Gr. In former times, the English word was pronounced ax, as in the royal style of assenting to bills in Parliament. "Be it as it is axed."
1. To request to seek to obtain by words to petition with of before the person to whom the request is made. Ask counsel of God. Judges 18 .
2. To require, expect or claim. To whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. Luke 12 .
3. To interrogate, or inquire to put a question, with a view to an answer. He is of age, ask him. John 9 .
4. To require, or make claim. Ask me never so much dowry. Genesis 34 . Daniel 2 .
5. To claim, require or demand, as the price or value of a commodity to set a price as, what price do you ask? 6. To require, as physically necessary. The exigence of a state asks a much longer time to conduct the design to maturity.
This sense is nearly or entirely obsolete ask being superseded by require and demand.
7. To invite as, to ask guests to a wedding or entertainment ask my friend to step into the house. 'ASK,
1. To request or petition, followed by for as, ask for bread or without for. Ask and it shall be given you. Matthew 7 .
2. to inquire, or seek by request sometimes followed by after. Wherefore dost thou ask after my name? Genesis 32 .
This verb can hardly be considered as strictly intransitive, for some person or object is always understood.
Ask is not equivalent to demand, claim, and require, at least, in modern usage much less, is it equivalent to beg and beseech. The first three words, demand, claim, require, imply a right or supposed right in the person asking, to the thing requested and beseech implies more urgency, than ask. Ask and request imply no right, but suppose the thing desired to be a favor. The French demander is correctly rendered by ask, rather than by deman.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - ask
A. Verb.
Shâ'al (שָׁאֵל, Strong's #7592), "to ask, inquire, consult." This word is found in many Semitic languages, including ancient Akkadian and Ugaritic. It is found throughout the various periods of Hebrew and is used approximately 170 times in the Hebrew Bible. The first occurrence is found in Genesis 24:47, where the servant of Abraham asks Rebekah, "Whose daughter art thou?" It is commonly used for simple requests, as when Sisera asked for water from Jael (Judges 5:25).Since prayer often includes petition, shâ'al is sometimes used in the sense of "praying for" something: "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem" (Psalm 122:6). In the idiomatic phrase, "to ask another of his welfare," it carries the sense of a greeting (cf. Exodus 18:7; Judg. 18:15; 1 Samuel 10:4). Frequently, it is used to indicate someone's asking for God's direction or counsel (Joshua 9:14; Isaiah 30:2). In Psalm 109:10 it is used to indicate a begging: "Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg."
B. Noun.
She'ôl (שְׁאֹל, Strong's #7585), "place of the dead." She'ôl seems to be the basis for an important noun in the Old Testament, she'ôl. Found 65 times in the Hebrew Bible, she'ôl refers to the netherworld or the underground cavern to which all buried dead go. Often incorrectly translated "hell" in the KJV, she'ôl was not understood to be a place of punishment, but simply the ultimate resting place of all mankind (Genesis 37:35). Thus, it was thought to be the land of no return (Job 16:22; 17:14-16). It was a place to be dreaded, not only because it meant the end of physical life on earth, but also because there was no praise of God there (Psalm 6:5). Deliverance from it was a blessing (Psalm 30:3).In some instances, it may be a symbol of distress or even plague; it is often used in parallel with "the Pit," another symbol of destruction. Everything about she'ôl was negative, so it is little wonder that the concept of hell developed from it in the intertestamental and New Testament literature.
She'ôl is translated variously in the English versions: "hell, pit, grave" (KJV); "netherworld" (NAB). Some versions simply give the transliteration, Sheol" (RSV, JB, NASB).
Webster's Dictionary - ask
(v. i.) To make inquiry, or seek by request; - sometimes followed by after.
(n.) A water newt.
(v. t.) To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; - often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.
(v. t.) To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity; as, what price do you ask?
(v. t.) To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question.
(v. t.) To invite; as, to ask one to an entertainment.
(v. t.) To publish in church for marriage; - said of both the banns and the persons.
(v. i.) To request or petition; - usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - ask
A — 1: αἰτέω (Strong's #154 — Verb — aiteo — ahee-teh'-o ) "to ask," is to be distinguished from No. 2. Aiteo more frequently suggests the attitude of a suppliant, the petition of one who is lesser in position than he to whom the petition is made; e.g., in the case of men in asking something from God, Matthew 7:7 ; a child from a parent, Matthew 7:9,10 ; a subject from a king, Acts 12:20 ; priests and people from Pilate, Luke 23:23 (RV, "asking" for AV, "requiring"); a beggar from a passer by, Acts 3:2 . With reference to petitioning God, this verb is found in Paul's epistles in Ephesians 3:20 ; Colossians 1:9 ; in James four times, James 1:5,6 ; 4:2,3 ; in 1John, five times, 1 John 3:22 ; 5:14,15 (twice) ,16. See BEG , CALL FOR, CRAVE , DESIRE , REQUIRE.
A — 2: ἐρωτάω (Strong's #2065 — Verb — erotao — er-o-tah'-o ) more frequently suggests that the petitioner is on a footing of equality or familiarity with the person whom he requests. It is used of a king in making request from another king, Luke 14:32 ; of the Pharisee who "desired" Christ that He would eat with him, an indication of the inferior conception he had of Christ, Luke 7:36 ; cp. Luke 11:37 ; John 9:15 ; 18:19 .
In this respect it is significant that the Lord Jesus never used aiteo in the matter of making request to the Father. "The consciousness of His equal dignity, of His potent and prevailing intercession, speaks out in this, that as often as He asks, or declares that He will ask anything of the Father, it is always erotao, an asking, that is, upon equal terms, John 14:16 ; 16:26 ; 17:9,15,20 , never aiteo, that He uses. Martha, on the contrary, plainly reveals her poor unworthy conception of His person, that ... she ascribes that aiteo to Him which He never ascribes to Himself, John 11:22 " (Trench, Syn. xl).
In passages where both words are used, the distinction should be noticed, even if it cannot be adequately represented in English. In John 16:23 , "in that day ye shall ask Me nothing," the verb is erotao, whereas in the latter part of the verse, in the sentence, "If ye shall ask anything of the Father," the verb is aiteo. The distinction is brought out in the RV margin, which renders the former clause "Ye shall ask Me no question," and this meaning is confirmed by the fact that the disciples had been desirous of "asking" Him a question (arotao, John 16:19 ). If the Holy Spirit had been given, the time for "asking" questions from the Lord would have ceased. In John 14:14 , where, not a question, but a request is made by the disciples, aiteo, is used.
Both verbs are found in 1 John 5:16 : in the sentence "he shall ask, and God will give him life for them that sin not unto death," the verb is aiteo, but with regard to the sin unto death, in the sentence "not concerning this do I say that he shall make request," the verb is erotao.
Later, the tendency was for erotao to approximate to aiteo. See BESEECH , DESIRE , INTREAT , PRAY , REQUEST.
Note: In Matthew 19:17 , the RV, following the most authentic mss., has "Why askest (erotao) thou Me concerning that which is good?"
A — 3: ἐπερωτάω (Strong's #1905 — Verb — eperotao — ep-er-o-tah'-o ) a strengthened form of No. 2 (epi, "in addition"), is frequently used in the synoptic Gospels, but only twice in the Gospel of John, 18:7,21. In Romans 10:20 it is rendered "asked of" (AV, "asked after"). The more intensive character of the "asking" may be observed in Luke 2:46 ; 3:14 ; 6:9 ; 17:20 ; 20:21,27,40 ; 22:64 ; 23:3,6,9 . In Matthew 16:1 , it virtually signifies to demand (its meaning in later Greek). See DEMAND , DESIRE , QUESTION.
Note: For the corresponding noun eperotema, see ANSWER.
A — 4: πυνθάνομαι (Strong's #4441 — Verb — punthanomai — poon-than'-om-ahee ) to ask by way of enquiry, not by way of making a request for something, is found in the Gospels and the Acts, five times in the former, seven in the latter; in Matthew 2:4 , AV, "demanded," RV, "enquired," so Acts 21:33 . See DEMAND , INQUIRE , UNDERSTAND.
A — 5: ἐξετάζω (Strong's #1833 — Verb — exetazo — ex-et-ad'-zo ) "to search out" (ek, "out," intensive, etazo, "to examine"), is translated "ask," in John 21:12 , AV (RV, "inquire"); in Matthew 2:8 , AV, "search;" RV, "search out," expressing the intensive force of the verb, so Matthew 10:11 (AV, "inquire"). See INQUIRE , SEARCH.
A — 6: λέγω (Strong's #3004 — Verb — lego — leg'-o ) "to say," occasionally signifies "to ask," as of an inquiry, the reason being that lego is used for every variety of speaking, e.g., Acts 25:20 , "I asked whether he would come to Jerusalem." See BID , BOAST , CALL , DESCRIBE , GIVE , NAME , PUT , Note (2), SAY , SPEAK , TELL , UTTER.
A — 7: ἀνακρίνω (Strong's #350 — Verb — anakrino — an-ak-ree'-no ) "to judge," sometimes has the meaning to ask a question; e.g., 1 Corinthians 10:25,27 . See DISCERN , EXAMINE , JUDGE , SEARCH.
Notes: (1) For apaiteo, Luke 6:30 , see REQUIRE , No. 3 (2) In Luke 22:31 , RV, exaiteomai is rendered "hath asked to have."
B — 1: αἴτημα (Strong's #155 — Noun Neuter — aitema — ah'ee-tay-mah ) akin to No. 1, lit., "that which has been asked for," is used in Luke 23:24 , RV, "what they asked for" (AV, "required"); Philippians 4:6 , "requests;" 1 John 5:15 , "petitions." See PETITION , REQUEST , REQUIRE.

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Ask - 'ASK, Gr. ask counsel of God. To whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. He is of age, ask him. ask me never so much dowry. To claim, require or demand, as the price or value of a commodity to set a price as, what price do you ask? 6. The exigence of a state asks a much longer time to conduct the design to maturity. ...
This sense is nearly or entirely obsolete ask being superseded by require and demand. To invite as, to ask guests to a wedding or entertainment ask my friend to step into the house. 'ASK, ...
1. To request or petition, followed by for as, ask for bread or without for. ask and it shall be given you. Wherefore dost thou ask after my name? Genesis 32 . ...
ask is not equivalent to demand, claim, and require, at least, in modern usage much less, is it equivalent to beg and beseech. The first three words, demand, claim, require, imply a right or supposed right in the person asking, to the thing requested and beseech implies more urgency, than ask. ask and request imply no right, but suppose the thing desired to be a favor. The French demander is correctly rendered by ask, rather than by deman
Crave - * Note: The word "crave," found in the AV of Mark 15:43 , translates the verb aiteo, "to ask" (RV, "asked for"). See ask
Amiss - Wrong faulty out of order improper as, it may not be amiss to ask advice. Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss
Asked - ) of ask...
Efflagitate - ) To ask urgently
Request - A — 1: αἴτημα (Strong's #155 — Noun Neuter — aitema — ah'ee-tay-mah ) denotes "that which has been asked for" (akin to aiteo, "to ask"); in Luke 23:24 , RV, "what they asked for" (AV, "as they required"), lit. ...
A — 2: δέησις (Strong's #1162 — Noun Feminine — deesis — deh'-ay-sis ) "an asking, entreaty, supplication," is translated "request" in Philippians 1:4 , AV (RV, "supplication"). ...
B — 2: αἰτέω (Strong's #154 — Verb — aiteo — ahee-teh'-o ) "to ask," is translated "to make request" in Colossians 1:9 , RV (AV, "to desire"). See ask , No. ...
B — 3: ἐρωτάω (Strong's #2065 — Verb — erotao — er-o-tah'-o ) "to ask," is translated "to make request" in 1 John 5:16 . See ask , No
Dumah - His trouble made him ask the question, "What of the night?" Few ever ask, "What of the light?", or "What of Heaven?" Many ask, is there a hell? but no one asks, is there a Heaven? This silence is not broken by audible sounds, but is certainly broken by the Word of GOD
Crave - ) To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to implore
Demand - To ask is to press or urge. To ask or call for, as one who has a claim or right to receive what is sought to claim or seek as due by right. To ask by authority to require to seek or claim an answer by virtue of a right or supposed right in the interrogator, derived from his office, station, power or authority. The officers of the children of Israel-were beaten, and demanded, wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick. To ask to question to inquire. To ask or require, as a seller of goods as, what price do you demand? 6. In French, demander generally signifies simply to ask, request, or petition, when the answer or thing asked for, is a matter of grace or courtesy. But in English, demand is now seldom used in that sense, and rarely indeed can the French demander be rendered correctly in English by demand, except in the case of the seller of goods, who demands, asks, requires, a certain price for his wares
Asker - ) An ask; a water newt. ) One who asks; a petitioner; an inquirer
Beseech - ) To ask or entreat with urgency; to supplicate; to implore
Shealtiel - (Ezra 3:2) The name is derived from Sheal, to ask-and El, God
Request - ) A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or asked for; demand. ) The act of asking for anything desired; expression of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty. ) That which is asked for or requested. ) To ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor. ) To address with a request; to ask
Jehucal - Son of Shelemiah; a prince sent by Zedekiah to consult and ask Jeremiah's prayers (Jeremiah 37:3; Jeremiah 38:1-4)
Require - ...
3: ἀπαιτέω (Strong's #523 — — apaiteo — ap-ah'ee-teh-o ) "to ask back, demand back" (apo, "from," or "back," aiteo, "to ask"), is translated "shall be required" in Luke 12:20 , lit. "do they require," in the impersonal sense; elsewhere, Luke 6:30 , "to ask again. ...
Notes: (1) In Luke 23:23 , AV, aiteo, "to ask" (Middle Voice) is translated "requiring" (RV, "asking'); so in 1 Corinthians 1:22 (Active Voice, AV, "require" (RV, "ask"). (2) In Luke 23:24 , AV, the noun aitema (see REQUEST), "that which is asked for," is translated "as they required" (RV, "what they asked for")
Ask - ) To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity; as, what price do you ask?...
(v. ) To invite; as, to ask one to an entertainment. ) To request or petition; - usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread
Demand - * Note: For DEMAND (Matthew 2:4 ; Acts 21:33 ), see INQUIRE; for its use in Luke 3:14 ; 17:20 , see under ask
Asking - ) of ask...
Borrow, to - The word there is shaal, and it is translated 'ask' 88 times; there can be no doubt therefore that 'ask' is the more appropriate word in Exodus 3:22 ; Exodus 11:2 ; Exodus 12:35
Abba chilkiah - His prayers were known to be highly effective; during droughts, the rabbis would ask him to pray for rain
Bid - peto, to drive at, to attack, to ask, to desire, to beseech, anciently beto impetus. Applied to the voice, it denotes utterance, a driving of sounds, which is applied to asking, prayer, and command. To ask to request to invite
Unprepared - 1: ἀπαρασκεύαστος (Strong's #532 — Adjective — aparaskeuastos — ap-ar-ask-yoo'-as-tos ) from a, negative, and paraskeuazo (see PREPARE , B, No
Cheapen - ) To ask the price of; to bid, bargain, or chaffer for
Sheal - (sshee' al) Personal name meaning, “ask. ” Many commentators change the Hebrew text slightly to read, “Yishal” or “Jishal,” meaning, “he asks
Task - T`ASK, n. Each man has his task. When he has performed his task, his time is his own. His mental powers were equal to greater tasks. To take to task, to reprove to reprimand as, to take one to task for idleness. ...
T`ASK, ...
1. To impose a task to assign to one a definite amount of business or labor. There task thy maids, and exercise the loom
Amiss - ) Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice
Desirous - ...
Jesus knew they were desirous to ask him
Borrow - Shaal means only to ask: the Israelites asked, and "the Egyptians MADE THEM ask," i. urged them to ask, so eager were they to get them away, through fear of the plagues, which Exodus 11:8 confirms, also Psalms 105:37-38; they allowed them to ask (not "lent"), i. received favorably their asking jewels of silver, gold, and raiment, yea, even urged them to ask for more than the Israelites at first asked. he shall be lent to the Lord," but "I also (on my part in return for His favor) make him one asked of the Lord (and therefore returned to the Lord, see margin); . he shall be as one asked of (and therefore returned to) the Lord
Beg, Beggar, Beggarly - , "to ask besides" (pros, "towards," used intensively, and aiteo), "to ask earnestly, to importune, continue asking," is said of the blind beggar in John 9:8 . ...
Note: "Begged" in Matthew 27:58 ; Luke 23:52 , RV, "asked for," translates the verb aiteo; see ask
Intreat, Intreaty - A — 1: ἐρωτάω (Strong's #2065 — Verb — erotao — er-o-tah'-o ) "to ask, beseech," is rendered "intreat," e. See ask. ...
A — 3: παραιτέομαι (Strong's #3868 — Verb — paraiteomai — par-ahee-teh'-om-ahee ) "to ask to be excused, to beg," etc
Beseech - ...
To entreat to supplicate to implore to ask or pray with urgency followed by a person as, "I Paul beseech you by the meekness of Christ,", 2 Corinthians 10 or by a thing as, I beseech your patience
Joiarib - Ezra 8:16 , one of the two teachers sent by Ezra to Iddo to ask for ministers for the Temple
Prayer - , with various shades of meaning, as there are in English: 'asking, begging, beseeching,' etc. In the synoptic Gospels the word used in connection with Christ is that most commonly employed for "praying," but in John's gospel the word is that generally rendered, 'ask' or, 'demand. To the saints it is said, "Pray without ceasing;" "ask and ye shall receive. " "If we ask anything according to his will he heareth us, and . " "All things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer believing ye shall receive. " "Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. " The disciples as left here, representative of Christ and charged with His interests, were to ask in His name; and the same is true in principle as regards believers now
Pronounce - See ask , A, No
Require - ) To ask as a favor; to request
Days, Rogation - (Latin: rogare, to ask) ...
April 25, and the three days before the Ascension, observed to appease God's wrath, ask protection, and invoke a blessing on the harvest
Rogation Days - (Latin: rogare, to ask) ...
April 25, and the three days before the Ascension, observed to appease God's wrath, ask protection, and invoke a blessing on the harvest
Inquire, Inquiry - A — 1: πυνθάνομαι (Strong's #4441 — Verb — punthanomai — poon-than'-om-ahee ) "to inquire," is translated "inquired" in Matthew 2:4 ; Acts 21:33 , RV (AV, "demanded"); in Luke 15:26 ; 18:36 ; Acts 4:7 (AV, "asked"); "inquired" (AV, "inquired") in John 4:52 ; "inquire" (AV, "inquire") in Acts 23:20 ; in Acts 23:34 it denotes "to learn by inquiry," AV, and RV, "when (he) understood;" elsewhere it is rendered by the verb "to ask," Acts 10:18,29 ; 23:19 . See ask , UNDERSTAND. ...
A — 3: διερωτάω (Strong's #1331 — Verb — dierotao — dee-er-o-tah'-o ) "to find by inquiry, to inquire through to the end" (dia, intensive, erotao, "to ask"), is used in Acts 10:17 . ...
A — 4: ἐξετάζω (Strong's #1833 — Verb — exetazo — ex-et-ad'-zo ) "to examine, seek out, inquire thoroughly," is translated "inquire" in Matthew 10:11 , AV (RV, "search out"); in John 21:12 , "durst inquire," RV [1]; in Matthew 2:8 , RV, "search out" (AV, "search"). See ask , SEARCH
Rogation Sunday - The Fifth Sunday after Easter, being the Sundaynext before the Rogation Days and Ascension Day is so called, andno doubt from the words with which the Gospel for the day begins,"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Fatherin My Name, He will give it you
Betroth - 1: μνηστεύω (Strong's #3423 — Verb — mnesteuo — mnace-tyoo'-o ) in the Active Voice, signifies "to woo a woman and ask for her in marriage;" in the NT, only in the Passive Voice, "to be promised in marriage, to be betrothed," Matthew 1:18 ; Luke 1:27 ; 2:5 , RV, "betrothed," (AV, "espoused")
Impetration - (Latin: impetrare, to ask and obtain a request) ...
(1) The begging of favors
Require - To demand to ask, as of right and by authority. To ask as a favor to request
Rogation Days - They are so called from the Latin word rogare,meaning to ask, and coming as they do in the early part of the year,it was customary on these days to ask God's blessing on the fruitsof the earth
Jehucal - ” Messenger King Zedekiah sent to ask Jeremiah to pray for him as he began to rule
Gimzo - ), leading him to ask Assyria for help and pay tribute to them (2 Chronicles 28:18 )
Spider - He continues to attend services, to ask questions and finally is saved
Ask - A — 1: αἰτέω (Strong's #154 — Verb — aiteo — ahee-teh'-o ) "to ask," is to be distinguished from No. , in the case of men in asking something from God, Matthew 7:7 ; a child from a parent, Matthew 7:9,10 ; a subject from a king, Acts 12:20 ; priests and people from Pilate, Luke 23:23 (RV, "asking" for AV, "requiring"); a beggar from a passer by, Acts 3:2 . "The consciousness of His equal dignity, of His potent and prevailing intercession, speaks out in this, that as often as He asks, or declares that He will ask anything of the Father, it is always erotao, an asking, that is, upon equal terms, John 14:16 ; 16:26 ; 17:9,15,20 , never aiteo, that He uses. In John 16:23 , "in that day ye shall ask Me nothing," the verb is erotao, whereas in the latter part of the verse, in the sentence, "If ye shall ask anything of the Father," the verb is aiteo. The distinction is brought out in the RV margin, which renders the former clause "Ye shall ask Me no question," and this meaning is confirmed by the fact that the disciples had been desirous of "asking" Him a question (arotao, John 16:19 ). If the Holy Spirit had been given, the time for "asking" questions from the Lord would have ceased. ...
Both verbs are found in 1 John 5:16 : in the sentence "he shall ask, and God will give him life for them that sin not unto death," the verb is aiteo, but with regard to the sin unto death, in the sentence "not concerning this do I say that he shall make request," the verb is erotao. , has "Why askest (erotao) thou Me concerning that which is good?" ...
A — 3: ἐπερωτάω (Strong's #1905 — Verb — eperotao — ep-er-o-tah'-o ) a strengthened form of No. In Romans 10:20 it is rendered "asked of" (AV, "asked after"). The more intensive character of the "asking" may be observed in Luke 2:46 ; 3:14 ; 6:9 ; 17:20 ; 20:21,27,40 ; 22:64 ; 23:3,6,9 . ...
A — 4: πυνθάνομαι (Strong's #4441 — Verb — punthanomai — poon-than'-om-ahee ) to ask by way of enquiry, not by way of making a request for something, is found in the Gospels and the Acts, five times in the former, seven in the latter; in Matthew 2:4 , AV, "demanded," RV, "enquired," so Acts 21:33 . ...
A — 5: ἐξετάζω (Strong's #1833 — Verb — exetazo — ex-et-ad'-zo ) "to search out" (ek, "out," intensive, etazo, "to examine"), is translated "ask," in John 21:12 , AV (RV, "inquire"); in Matthew 2:8 , AV, "search;" RV, "search out," expressing the intensive force of the verb, so Matthew 10:11 (AV, "inquire"). ...
A — 6: λέγω (Strong's #3004 — Verb — lego — leg'-o ) "to say," occasionally signifies "to ask," as of an inquiry, the reason being that lego is used for every variety of speaking, e. , Acts 25:20 , "I asked whether he would come to Jerusalem. ...
A — 7: ἀνακρίνω (Strong's #350 — Verb — anakrino — an-ak-ree'-no ) "to judge," sometimes has the meaning to ask a question; e. 3 (2) In Luke 22:31 , RV, exaiteomai is rendered "hath asked to have. , "that which has been asked for," is used in Luke 23:24 , RV, "what they asked for" (AV, "required"); Philippians 4:6 , "requests;" 1 John 5:15 , "petitions
Friars, Mendicant - (Latin: mendicare, to beg, ask alms) ...
Members of those religious orders which originally, by vow of poverty renounced all proprietorship individually and in common, relying for support on their own work and on charity
Mendicant Friars - (Latin: mendicare, to beg, ask alms) ...
Members of those religious orders which originally, by vow of poverty renounced all proprietorship individually and in common, relying for support on their own work and on charity
Novena of Grace - , in 1633, that ...
"all who would earnestly ask his intercession with God for nine days in honor of his canonization would infallibly experience the effects of his great power in heaven and would realize whatever they asked that would contribute to their salvation
Grace, Novena of - , in 1633, that ...
"all who would earnestly ask his intercession with God for nine days in honor of his canonization would infallibly experience the effects of his great power in heaven and would realize whatever they asked that would contribute to their salvation
Catechise - To instruct by asking questions, receiving answers, and offering explanations and corrections. Appropriately, to ask questions concerning the doctrines of the Christian religion to interrogate pupils and give instruction in the principles of religion
Liberally - If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not
Consume - Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts
Cana - In Cana an unnamed nobleman sought out Jesus to ask Him to heal his son in Capernaum (John 4:46 )
Riddle, - The riddles which the queen of Sheba came to ask of Solomon, (1 Kings 10:1 ; 2 Chronicles 9:1 ) were rather "hard questions" referring to profound inquiries
Achbor - Man King Josiah commissioned to ask God the meaning of the Book of the Law found in the Temple
Landmark - ...
Proverbs 22:28 (c) We should learn by this that we are to see and ask for the old paths which GOD has set by His prophets and apostles
Prayer - But prayerinvolves much more than simply asking for certain things, whichseems to be the common conception of this duty. ...
The efficacy of prayer rests on the Mediation of Christ, and itswarrant is to be found in the words, "Ask and it shall be given you;seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. "God our Father has promised to hear the petitions of those who ask inHis Son's Name, and who faithfully call upon Him and we know thatHis promise cannot fail
Beggar - ) One who begs; one who asks or entreats earnestly, or with humility; a petitioner. ) One who makes it his business to ask alms
Astericus Anastasius, Saint - He entered the Benedictine Order and became co-operator with Saint Stephen in establishing the Catholic religion in Hungary, being sent by the latter to beg papal approval for the organization of the Church there and to ask for he crown of that kingdom
Astrik-Anastaz, Saint - He entered the Benedictine Order and became co-operator with Saint Stephen in establishing the Catholic religion in Hungary, being sent by the latter to beg papal approval for the organization of the Church there and to ask for he crown of that kingdom
Query - ...
QUE'RY, To ask a question or questions
Dower - ask me never so much dowry and gift
Sherezer - the congregation of priests at Jerusalem ministering at the altar, (the temple was not yet completed), to ask whether they should still observe the fast on the tenth day of the fifth month, the anniversary of the burning of the temple
Never - ask me never so much dower and gift. ask me so much dower as never was done that is, dower to any extent
Blindfolding - It refers to a sport which, was common among children, called μυινδα , in which it was the manner first to blindfold, then to strike, and to ask who gave the blow, and not to let the person go till he had named the right man who had struck him
Free Will Offering - The people's desire to give was so great that Moses was compelled to ask that no more gifts be given (Exodus 36:3-7 )
Obedience - Sir,' said the Duke of Wellington to an officer of engineers, who urged the impossibility of executing the directions he had received, 'I did not ask your opinion, I gave you my orders, and I expect them to be obeyed
Entreat - ) To treat with, or in respect to, a thing desired; hence, to ask earnestly; to beseech; to petition or pray with urgency; to supplicate; to importune
Seek - ) To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech
Life: Reviewed - Here is a good searching question for a man to ask himself as he reviews his past life:: Have I written in the snow? Will my life-work endure the lapse of years and the fret of change? Has there been anything immortal in it, which will survive the speedy wreck of all sublunary things? The boys inscribe their names in capitals in the snow, and in 'the morning's thaw the writing disappears; will it be so with my work, or will the characters which I have carved outlast the brazen tablets of history? Have I written in the snow? ...
Dun - ) To ask or beset, as a debtor, for payment; to urge importunately
Pray - ) To ask earnestly for; to seek to obtain by supplication; to entreat for
Demand - ) To ask or call for with authority; to claim or seek from, as by authority or right; to claim, as something due; to call for urgently or peremptorily; as, to demand a debt; to demand obedience. ) To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. ) The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due. ) The act of demanding; an asking with authority; a peremptory urging of a claim; a claiming or challenging as due; requisition; as, the demand of a creditor; a note payable on demand
Beseech - " It is used for every kind of calling to a person which is meant to produce a particular effect, hence, with various meanings, such as "comfort, exhort, desire, call for," in addition to its significance "to beseech," which has a stronger force than aiteo (see ask). See under ask , No
Borrow - The Israelites "borrowed" from the Egyptians (Exodus 12:35 , RSV, "asked") in accordance with a divine command (3:22; 11:2). The Egyptians were so anxious to get the Israelites away out of their land that "they let them have what they asked" (Exodus 12:36 , RSV), or literally "made them to ask," urged them to take whatever they desired and depart
Subvert, Subverting - A — 1: ἀνασκευάζω (Strong's #384 — Verb — anaskeuazo — an-ask-yoo-ad'-zo ) primarily, "to pack up baggage" (ana, "up," skeuos, "a vessel"), hence, from a military point of view, "to dismantle a town, to plunder," is used metaphorically in Acts 15:24 , of unsettling or "subverting" the souls of believers
Price - ) To ask the price of; as, to price eggs
Assistance of the Holy Ghost - In Christ's discourse to the Apostles at the Last Supper several passages occur which clearly imply this promise: "I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Paraclete, that He may abide with you for ever
Who - As interrogative pronouns, who and whom ask the question: What or which person or persons? Who and whom, as relative pronouns (in the sense of that), are properly used of persons (corresponding to which, as applied to things), but are sometimes, less properly and now rarely, used of animals, plants, etc
Inquire - To ask a question to seek for truth or information by asking questions. Genesis 24 ...
It has of before the person asked. ...
INQUI'RE, To ask about to seek by asking as,he inquired the way but the phrase is elliptical, for inquire for the way
Request - The expression of desire to some person for something to be granted or done an asking a petition. The thing asked for or requested. To ask to solicit to express desire for. To express desire to to ask
Wise, Wisdom - True wisdom is a gift from God to those who ask it (Job 28:12-28 ; Proverbs 3:13-18 ; Romans 1:22 ; 16:27 ; 1 Corinthians 1:17-21 ; 2:6-8 ; James 1:5 )
Alms - ...
A lame man was laid daily to ask an alms
Arm - In prayer the faithful can ask God to break the arm of the wicked (Psalm 10:15 )
Sea, Confession at - Such a priest can validly and licitly impart sacramental absolution to his fellow-voyagers and to those who for any reason visit the ship at some port; moreover, in case he goes on shore for a brief visit (not more than three days) he can hear the confessions of persons who ask him to do so, and can even absolve from cases reserved to the Ordinary of the place
Avoid - , "to ask aside" (para, "aside," aiteo, "to ask"), signifies (a) "to beg of (or from) another," Mark 15:6 , in the most authentic mss. 4 for Titus 3:9 ); Hebrews 12:25 ; (c) "to beg off, ask to be excused," Luke 14:18,19 (some would put Hebrews 12:25 here)
Consult - , to consult, to ask counsel. To ask advice of to seek the opinion of another, as a guide to ones own judgment as, to consult a friend or parent
Consult - ) To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a physician; to consult a dictionary
Jesus - The name by which to invoke God the Father: "If you ask the Father any thing in my name, He will give it to you" (John 16:23)
Corban - , a wicker basket. It is a gift, corban, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me that is, I have devoted that to God which you ask of me, and it is no longer mine to give. An alms-basket a vessel to receive gifts of charity a gift an alms a treasury of the church, where offerings are deposited
Lack - If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask it of God - James 1
Seek - The man asked him, saying, what seekest thou? And he said, I seek my brethen. To inquire for to ask for to solicit to endeavor to find or gain by any means
Money-Making: Nothing But Play - ask a great money-maker what he wants to do with his money: he never knows. 'What will you make of what you have got?' you ask
Apostolic Council - A “decree” from the council did ask Gentile converts not to eat food that had been sacrificed to idols, not to eat meat with blood in it, not to eat animals which had been strangled, and not to commit sexual immorality (Acts 15:28-29 ). The council did ask that those laws specifically directed to those outside the house of Israel be continued
Eli - When Samuel mistook the voice of God for the voice of Eli, Eli instructed him to ask the Lord to speak the next time he heard the voice (1 Samuel 3:1 )
Corban - "I have devoted that to God which you ask of me, and it is no longer mine to give
Any - ...
If any lack wisdom, let him ask it of God
Another - One more, in addition to a former number, indefinitely as, grant one request, they will ask another favor, another and another
Intent - ...
I ask therefore, for what intent ye have sent for me? Acts 10
Ibeon - " The world puts on great programs for the relief of humanity, and in which they ask the Christians to join, while at the same time they will not permit the name of CHRIST, nor the Word of GOD, nor the message of the Gospel to have any place in their plans and solicitation
Ophir - Was it not with this view (I do but ask the question, and not determine it) the Holy Ghost by the prophet said, "I will make a man (or more properly, the man Christ Jesus) more precious than fine gold, even a man, than the golden wedge of Ophir?" (Isaiah 13:12)...
Daily Bread - Therefore it is for these above all we ask God in this petition
Query - ) To ask questions; to make inquiry
Inheritance - ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance
Egg - As a desirable article of food, the egg is mentioned, Luke 11:12 : "If a son ask for an egg, will his father offer him a scorpion?" It has been remarked that the body of the scorpion is very like an egg, as its head can scarcely be distinguished, especially, if it be of the white kind, which is the first species mentioned by AElian, Avicenna, and others. So the similitude is preserved between the thing asked, and the thing given
Violence - You ask with violence
Joseph of Arimathea - Though he feared the Jews, he was bold enough to ask Pilate for the body of Jesus so that he might give Jesus an honourable burial
Mission. Parochial - The word "Mission" is also applied to a specialeffort made in a parish to arouse and quicken its people; to leadthem to a deeper realization and appreciation of the privileges andblessings of Christ's Religion; to set forth clearly by a series ofaddresses and instructions how they can bring the Church's system tobear on their hearts and lives and to lead them to ask, "Can we notall do more than we are now doing and do all with a better spirit?"A Mission is conducted by a Priest specially invited for the purposeand is chosen for his aptness in carrying on such special work
Omnipotence - Scripture often affirms that all power belongs to God (Psalm 147:5 ), that all things are possible for God (Luke 1:37 ; Luke 19:26 ), and that God's power exceeds what humans can ask or think (Ephesians 3:20 )
Petition - ) To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor
Nabal - David, therefore, during the sheep-shearing festivities, sent to greet Nabal and to ask for a share of his abundance — anything he liked to send him
Claim - ) To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due
Question - ) That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query. ) To ask questions; to inquire. ) To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness. ) The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine by question and answer
Innocency - Enjoyment left nothing to ask--innocence left nothing to fear
Heathen - ...
ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance
Which - ) A interrogative pronoun, used both substantively and adjectively, and in direct and indirect questions, to ask for, or refer to, an individual person or thing among several of a class; as, which man is it? which woman was it? which is the house? he asked which route he should take; which is best, to live or to die? See the Note under What, pron
Refuse - ...
Too proud to ask, to humble too refuse
Question, Questioning - ...
B — 2: ἐπερωτάω (Strong's #1905 — Verb — eperotao — ep-er-o-tah'-o ) "to ask," is translated "asked . a question," in Matthew 22:35,41 ; in Luke 2:46 , "asking . See ask , A, No
Matter - ...
Some young female seems to have carried matters so far, that she is ripe for asking advice. When a moving machine stops suddenly, we ask, what is the matter? When a person is we ask, what is the matter? When a tumult or quarrel takes place, we ask, what is the matter? 8
Gift - ‘Ask, and it shall be given’ (Matthew 7:7); ‘Everyone that asketh receiveth’ (Luke 11:10), and not only ‘daily bread’ (Matthew 6:11, Luke 11:3), but ‘whatsoever’ is asked (John 15:16; John 16:23). He will never refuse the gift of the Holy Spirit to them that ask (Luke 11:11-13, Matthew 7:11), for it is His ‘good pleasure’ to give them ‘the kingdom’ (Luke 12:32). We see this confidence inspiring the multitude to glorify God ‘which had given such power unto men’ in the healing of the palsied man (Matthew 9:8), and making the practical Martha say, ‘I know that whatsoever thou shalt ask of God, God will give unto thee’ (John 11:22). But the uppermost thought would be the parabolic suggestion of the water for which Jesus had asked, and ‘the gift of God’ would most naturally be that ‘living water’ which He Himself could give her, and which would solve her dimly discerned problems of conduct and worship. If the woman but knew ‘the gift of God,’ that fount of the living Spirit which, springing up within, and independent of Samaritan books of the Law, is the assurance of eternal life (Jeremiah 17:14), and if she could but recognize the supremacy of love and spiritual power in Him who was speaking, then she would not hesitate to ask an infinitely greater gift than He had asked of her
Zebah - Gideon commands Jether, his eldest son, to slay them, but being only a youth he is afraid; so the kings ask Gideon himself to kill them; he does so, and takes the crescents from the necks of their camels
Mercies (Temporal): an Argument - If the Lord has enriched you in temporals, though you have not feared him, have you not every reason to expect that he will do as well for you in spirituals, if you ask him to do so? You call at a friend's house on horseback; he takes your horse into the stable, and is remarkably attentive to it; the creature is well groomed, well housed, well fed; you are not at all afraid that you will be shut out, there is surely a warm place in the parlour for the rider, where the horse is so well accommodated in the stable
Proverbs - When we read, therefore, the parables, or indeed any other of the blessed sayings which dropped from Christ's mouth, when we are alone with Jesus we should ask the indulgent Lord to do the same by us, and make the word doubly sweet and blessed by unfolding and explaining all things to us himself
Achsah - Like her large hearted father, she looked for great things through faith in God's promise of the land; and lighting from her ass, and humbly asking for springs, as needed by the south land, she received "the upper and the nether springs" (Joshua 15:15-19; Joshua 15:49; Judges 1:11-15; 1 Chronicles 2:49). Typically hereby we are taught as children to ask humbly and expect confidently great blessings (Luke 11:13; 1 John 3:22), both the upper or heavenly and the nether or earthly, from our Father (Psalms 81:10; Psalms 84:11; Isaiah 33:16; John 4:13-14; John 7:37-39; John 15:7; Ephesians 3:20)
Corban - For when a child was asked to relieve the wants of his father or mother, he would often say, "It is a gift," corban, "by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;" that is, I have devoted that to God which you ask of me; and it is no longer mine to give, Mark 7:11
Adonijah - He did not remain quiet, but, after David's death, persuaded Bath-sheba to ask for him Abishag, a woman of bis father's harem
Adonijah - He afterwards asked to have as wife Abishag with whom David had shared his bed. 68) this was in eastern countries considered as a pretension to the crown, which agrees with Solomon saying, 'Ask for him the kingdom also,' and explains also the advice given by Ahithophel to Absalom, to go in publicly to his father's wives
Ask - ...
Shâ'al (שָׁאֵל, Strong's #7592), "to ask, inquire, consult. The first occurrence is found in Genesis 24:47, where the servant of Abraham asks Rebekah, "Whose daughter art thou?" It is commonly used for simple requests, as when Sisera asked for water from Jael (Judges 5:25). In the idiomatic phrase, "to ask another of his welfare," it carries the sense of a greeting (cf. Frequently, it is used to indicate someone's asking for God's direction or counsel (Joshua 9:14; Isaiah 30:2)
Bible: to be Read With Delight - Hone, who wrote the 'Every-day Book,' and was of sceptical views, was travelling through Wales, he stopped at a cottage to ask for a drink of water, and a little girl answered him, 'Oh, yes! sir, I have no doubt mother will give you some milk. Hone said, 'Well, my little girl, you are getting your task?' 'No, sir, I am not,' she replied,' I am reading the Bible. ' 'Yes,' said he, 'you are getting your task out of the Bible?' 'Oh, no,' she replied, 'it is no task to read the Bible; I love the Bible
Dare - 6...
None of his disciples durst ask him, who art thou
Hide - 51:9), is to ask God to ignore them
Beckon - , "to give a nod, to signify by a nod," is used in John 13:24 , of Peter's beckoning to John to ask the Lord of whom He had been speaking; in Acts 24:10 , of the intimation given by Felix to Paul to speak
Will of Man: Adverse to the Gospel - The destitute waifs and strays of the streets of London find out the night refuge and ask for shelter; they cluster round our workhouse doors like sparrows under the eaves of a building on a rainy day; they piteously crave for lodging and a crust of bread; yet crowds of poor benighted spirits, when the house of mercy is lighted up, and the invitation is plainly written in bold letters, 'Whosoever will, let him turn in hither,' will not come, but prove the truth of Watts's verse: ...
'Thousands make a wretched choice, And rather starve than come
Examination, Examine - See ask , DISCERN , JUDGE , SEARCH
Schools (2) - We ask full often, however it comes to pass that in this age of progress, when all things seem to be in action, John Bull suffers himself to be duped by priests both Romish and Anglican
Spirit of God: the Fire From Heaven - Suppose we saw an army sitting down before a granite fort, and they told us that they intended to batter it down, we might ask them, 'How!' They point to a cannon ball
Excuse - ) To relieve of an imputation by apology or defense; to make apology for as not seriously evil; to ask pardon or indulgence for
Claim - To call for to ask or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right or supposed right to challenge as a right to demand as due as, to claim a debt to claim obedience, or respect
Gibeon - Were the Gibeonites in those instances a type of the salvation of the Gentile church, brought in by sovereign grace into the privileges of Christ Jesus? Was this nation set apart in those early ages of the church, by way of shewing Christ's interest in his people, in being "a light to lighten the Gentiles, as well as the glory of his people Israel?" I do not decide upon the subject; I only ask the interesting question
Sick, Communion of the - In accord with the recommendation of frequent Communion, the sick are to be given Holy Communion, not only in danger of death and in order to fulfill the Paschal precept, but as often as they reasonably ask for the sacrament
Desire, Desirous - ...
B — 3: ἐρωτάω (Strong's #2065 — Verb — erotao — er-o-tah'-o ) in Luke 7:36 is translated "desired;" in Luke 14:32 , RV, "asketh," for AV, "desireth;" so in John 12:21 ; Acts 16:39 ; 18:20 ; 23:20 ; in ver. 18 "asked," for AV, "prayed. " See ask. " ...
B — 9: αἰτέω (Strong's #154 — Verb — aiteo — ahee-teh'-o ) "to ask," is rendered "to desire" in AV, e. , in Matthew 20:20 ; Luke 23:25 [2]. 3, with epi, intensive, "to ask, interrogate, inquire of, consult, or to demand of a person;" in Matthew 16:1 , RV, "asked. " See ask
After - ...
To inquire after is to seek by asking to ask concerning
Pardon - I pardon thee thy life before thou ask it. Pardon me, is a phrase used when one asks for excuse, or makes an apology, and it is often used in this sense, when a person means civilly to deny or contradict what another affirms
Preparation, Prepare, Prepared - ...
A — 2: παρασκευή (Strong's #3904 — Noun Feminine — paraskeue — par-ask-yoo-ay' ) denotes "preparation, equipment. ...
B — 3: κατασκευάζω (Strong's #2680 — Verb — kataskeuazo — kat-ask-yoo-ad'-zo ) "to prepare, make ready" (kata, used intensively, skeue, "equipment"), is so translated in Matthew 11:10 ; Mark 1:2 ; Luke 1:17 ; 7:27 ; Hebrews 9:2 , RV (AV, "made"); Hebrews 9:6 , RV (AV, "were . ...
B — 4: παρασκευάζω (Strong's #3903 — Verb — paraskeuazo — par-ask-yoo-ad'-zo ) "to prepare, make ready" (para, "beside"), is used of making ready a meal, Acts 10:10 : in the Middle Voice, of "preparing" oneself for war, 1 Corinthians 14:8 , RV; in the Passive Voice, of "preparing" an offering for the needy, 2 Corinthians 9:2 , "hath been prepared," RV (AV, "ye was ready"); 2 Corinthians 9:3 , "ye may be prepared," RV (AV, "ye may be ready"). ...
Notes: (1) Etymologically, the difference between hetoimazo and paraskeuazo, is that the former is connected with what is real (etumos) or ready, the latter with skeuos, an article ready to hand, an implement, vessel
Service: Preparations For - ' Dost thou ask in what manner? Nay, be silent
Immanuel, Emmanuel - Jehovah then told Ahaz to ask for a sign, either in the deep or in the height above; but Ahaz refused to ask; therefore the Lord gave him this sign, "Behold, the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. ...
It has been asked, How could this be a sign to Ahaz, seeing that this event did not take place till centuries after? The prophetic announcement of the birth of such a child was the present evidence to faith that whatever combinations men might make, the remnant could count on God: see Isaiah 8:9,10 , where they say, "God is with us. When the Lord was in the temple, and speaking of His Father's house, He was asked for a sign, He said, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up," referring to His body
Nabal - " During his wanderings David came into that district, and hearing that Nabal was about to shear his sheep, he sent ten of his young men to ask "whatsoever cometh unto thy hand for thy servants
Wish - To ask to express desire
Past - The tyranny of the past led the Galilaeans to ask, ‘Is not this the carpenter?’ (Mark 6:3); but, as signally in the call of Levi, the disciple of Christ must be ready to throw aside the past altogether for His sake (Matthew 9:9)
Sabas, Saint - 511, by the patriarch ELIAS, to counteract the influence of Severus and the Monophysites with the emperor Anastasius; and again by Peter, patriarch of Jerusalem, in 531, to ask from the emperor remission of the taxes due by Palestine and help to rebuild the churches ruined by invasion
Field - ask of yonder argent fields above
Balances - ) In a figurative sense the balance was employed in the Bible to ask for a fair trial or judgment for the persecuted (Job 31:6 ; Psalm 62:9 )
Influences, Divine - This doctrine of divine influences has been much called in question of late; but we may ask, ...
Haman - Not wishing however to wait for that distant day, he thought he would get rid of Mordecai at once by hanging him, and prepared a gallows for the purpose, intending in the morning to ask for his life
Baptist - " (Matthew 11:11) Now attend to what this greatest born of women saith, concerning his almighty Master: "The Jews sent priests and Levites to ask John who he was; and he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ
Ben-Hadad - Shortly before his death, Ben-hadad, being sick, sent Hazael to ask the prophet Elisha, then at Damascus, what the issue would be
Hell - This word sheol is derived from a root-word meaning "to ask," "demand;" hence insatiableness (Proverbs 30:15,16 )
Melchisedech - According to oriental custom Abram would wish to thank God by sacrifice, and if Melchisedech came to meet Abram because he was a priest of the Most High God, the latter would ask him to offer the sacrifice, and would pay him the tithes for this truly sacerdotal function
Melchizedek - According to oriental custom Abram would wish to thank God by sacrifice, and if Melchisedech came to meet Abram because he was a priest of the Most High God, the latter would ask him to offer the sacrifice, and would pay him the tithes for this truly sacerdotal function
Attendance at Public Worship: Invitations to - She asked them if they went to any church. ' 'Oh,' said the father, 'nobody ever asked us to come!' 'Well,' said the visitor, 'I'll ask you now,' and she directed him to a church where he would hear the glad tidings from a faithful minister. How many souls are perishing in Edinburgh and other towns, 'because, though all things are now ready, nobody ever asked them to come!' Will not the blood of their souls be required at the hand of those who profess to have tasted a Savior's love, and yet make not one effort to pluck brands out of the fire?–Scottish Sunday School Teachers Magazine
Heaven: to be Shut Out of at Last - The circumstance made an impression upon him at the time which he could never afterwards forget, and he was led to ask himself the question, 'Shall it be so at the last? Shall I come up to the gate of heaven only in time to be too late, to find the last ransomed one admitted, and the door everlastingly shut?' ...
Desire - To express a wish to obtain to ask to request to petition
Flag - , or to give or ask information; - commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag
Amarna, Tell el - Rulers of small Palestinian city-states including Shechem, Jerusalem, and Megiddo complain of mistreatment by other rulers and ask for Egyptian aid
Philemon, Epistle to - Paul does not ask for the freedom of Onesimus, but that he may now be received in grace as a brother, indeed, be received as the apostle's 'own bowels
Scorpion - " We find them again united in the commission of our Lord to his disciples, Luke 10:19 , "I give you power to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy;" and in his directions concerning the duty of prayer, Luke 11:11-12 , "If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?"...
The scorpion is contrasted with an egg, on account of the oval shape of its body. So the similitude is preserved between the thing asked and given
Prayer - The revelation which he has given of his goodness lays a foundation for our asking with confidence the blessings we need, and his ability encourages us to hope for their bestowment. "If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering—for let not the wavering man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord," James 1:5-7 . " So the Apostle says: "This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us; and if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him," 1 John 5:14-15 . From them we learn only, that God has appointed it; that he enjoins it to be offered in faith, that is, faith in Christ, whose atonement is the meritorious and procuring cause of all the blessings to which our desires can be directed; and that prayer so offered is an indispensable condition of our obtaining the blessings for which we ask. It may indeed be said, that the grace of God operates by our prayers to produce in us a state of moral fitness to receive the blessings we ask. We pray for what we feel we want; that is, for something not in our possession; we obtain this either by impartation from God, to whom we look up as the only Being able to bestow the good for which we ask him; or else we obtain it, according to this theory, by some moral efficiency being given to the exercise of prayer to work it in us. We ask for pardon of sin, for instance; but this is an act of God done for us, quite distinct from any moral change which prayer may be said to produce in us, whatever efficiency, we may ascribe to it; for no such change in us can be pardon, since that must proceed from the party offended. We ask for increase of spiritual strength; and prayer is the expression of that want. ...
Prayer is in Scripture made one of these conditions; and if God has established it as one of the principles of his moral government to accept prayer, in every case in which he has given us authority to ask, he has not, we may be assured, entangled his actual government of the world with the bonds of such an eternal predestination of particular events, as either to reduce prayer to a mere form of words, or not to be able himself, consistently with his decrees, to answer it, whenever it is encouraged by his express engagements. " This, independent of the question of the authority of the Scriptures which explicitly enjoin prayer, is the best answer which can be given to the objection; and it is no small confirmation of it, that it is obvious to every reflecting man, that for God to withhold favours till asked for, "tends," as the same writer observes, "to encourage devotion among his rational creatures, and to keep up and circulate a knowledge and sense of their dependency upon him. Those who bow to the authority of the Scriptures will see, that the duty of praying for ourselves and for others rests upon the same divine appointment; and to those who ask for the reason of such intercession in behalf of others, it is sufficient to reply, that the efficacy of prayer being established in one case, there is the same reason to conclude that our prayers may benefit others, as any other effort we may use
Call, Called, Calling - ...
A — 7: αἰτέω (Strong's #154 — Verb — aiteo — ahee-teh'-o ) "to ask," is translated "called for" in Acts 16:29 ("he called for lights"). See ask , A. ...
Note: For the RV of Matthew 19:17 (AV, "callest"), see ask (A, No. See ask
Borrow - But it is to be observed, that the word borrow, from the same root, is differently rendered in the case of Hannah, when asking the Lord for a son. Whereas, there it is rendered she called his name Samuel, which (as the margin of the Bible renders it,) is asked of God; "for she said, I have asked him of God. For when she brought Samuel to the temple, she tells Eli, for this child (said she) I prayed, and the Lord "hath given me my petition which I asked of him;" therefore also, I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. Hence, therefore, the original word is not, in the strict sense of it, to borrow as a loan; but may be rendered, to ask or request, or beg and crave. " (Genesis 46:1-7) It becomes an important question in the subject, to ask, What became of this property, improved and increased, as we may reasonably suppose it to have been, when another king arose, who knew not Joseph? Moreover, we are told, that the children, when in bondage, built treasure cities for Pharaoh, Exodus 1:8. " (Acts 7:19) When, therefore, the Lord had turned their tables upon them, and by the plagues upon Pharaoh, and all his people, had made a way for the Exodus, of his chosen, no doubt, under the remorse of their minds, and their sorrow of heart, the Egyptians were glad to part with the Israelites at any rate, and therefore lent them, or gave them such things as they asked. ...
I only beg to add, under this view of the subject, that as the tabernacle in the wilderness was afterwards adorned with the gold and silver the Israelites brought with them from Egypt, it is plain that the Lord approved of the conduct of his servants in asking from their neighbours such things as they needed, and as the Lord himself had commanded. And I would ask, Is not that day, yea, that very day, at hand? Hath not the Lord, even now, been planting the gospel in Egypt? Hath not our God, when working by terrible things in righteousness, as he doth in the present awful war, caused even the Musselmen and inhabitants of Egypt to look on the congregations and prayer meetings of some of our pious soldiers who have been there? The writer of this hath himself received testimony to this striking providence of our God from a faithful soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as a faithful servant of his king and country, who was there, and an eye-witness to such characters looking in upon them, when he and a few of his devout comrades met together to read the Scriptures, and pray, and sing praises to the Lord
Rainbow - The Jewish Rabbis would have agreed with the English pcet who apostrophizes the rainbow:...
‘I ask not proud Philosophy...
To teach me what thou art’...
Prayer: Believing - ' ...
'Do you think so, Johnny?' ...
'Yes, I do, sir, and I wish the next time there's a prayer-meeting, you would ask the people to pray for my sister that she may begin to read the Bible. After asking the Lord to appear for you, expect him to do so, for according to your faith so be it unto you
Balaam - Balaam, though eager for gain, was led to ask counsel of God, who forbade his going
Obadiah - I do not presume to say as much, but I humbly would ask, whether the close of his man's vision hath not respect to the latter day glory, in a blessed event yet to be fulfilled
Lambe, Alphonsus - We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen
Domicile - He thereby becomes subject to a certain pastor and bishop and is entitled, and with some exceptions obliged, to ask certain ministrations of them
Eleazar - ...
With Moses he superintended the census (Numbers 26:3), inaugurated Joshua whom Moses set before him (for Joshua was in this inferior to Moses, who had direct intercourse with God; Joshua must ask divine counsel through the high priest), and divided the Midianite spoil (Numbers 27:22; Numbers 31:21)
Essenes - The trivial round, the common task, Should furnish all we ought to ask, Room to deny ourselves, a road To bring us daily nearer God
Immanuel - " In another oracle, the Prophet offers to give any sign of God's protection that Achaz may ask
Pride - Proud persons do not think it necessary to ask forgiveness because they do not admit their sinful condition
Nazirite - If they broke it accidentally, they could ask forgiveness through offering sacrifices
Emmanuel Title - " In another oracle, the Prophet offers to give any sign of God's protection that Achaz may ask
Begging - And may I not ask was not this among the gracious designs of the Lord, in his providence, to afford luxuries to the minds of believers, in the true Israel of God, when, from the inequalities of life, the Lord afforded opportunity to follow the steps of Jesus, in relieving a poor brother? How little have those studied the Scriptures of God, and how little do they know of the mind of Jesus, who, to the numberless miseries of life, arising out of that sin which Christ hath put away, can, and do pass by, and behold, unpitied, and unrelieved, the wretchedness of the beggar, whether in soul or body!...
Ishi - And it becomes a subject of no small concern to ask the cause wherefore the translators have thought proper to do so? I do not presume to speak decidedly to the point, and to determine what their designs were; yet I venture to conjecture, and shall give the reader my opinion
Alfie Lambe - We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen
Beth'el - In the troubled times when there was no king in Israel, it was to Bethel that the people went up in their distress to ask counsel of God
Ahaz - Isaiah told Ahaz to "ask a sign," i. ...
Ahaz hypocritically refused to "tempt the Lord" by asking one. To ask a miraculous sign without warrant would be to tempt (i. put to the proof) God; but not to ask, when God offered a sign, was at once tempting and distrusting Him
Margaret Hallahan - If it is your pleasure to glorify Margaret here on earth, grant us the favours we ask through her intercession
Bethel - In troublous times the people went to Bethel to ask counsel of God (Judges 20:18,31 ; 21:2 )
Hallahan, Margaret - If it is your pleasure to glorify Margaret here on earth, grant us the favours we ask through her intercession
Counsel - , to consult to ask, to assail
Face - So, to entreat the face, is to ask favor but these phrases are nearly obsolete
Pollute - ” One must ask whether the writer meant to say that it was not until the birth of Enosh, the son of Seth, that people “began” to call on the name of the Lord altogether, or whether he meant that this was the first time the name Yahweh was used
Possession (2) - This he mentions to explain why the Pharisees and scribes came to ask Jesus, ‘Why walk thy disciples not according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?’ thus giving Jesus occasion to apply to them the prophecy of Isaiah, ‘This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me,’ and otherwise exposing and rebuking their ‘hypocrisy
Theophilanthropists - "If any one ask you, " say they, "what is the origin of your religion and of your worship, you can answer him thus: Open the most ancient books which are known, seek there what was the religion, what the worship of the first human beings of which history has preserved the remembrance. ...
"If they yet ask you of whom you hold your mission, answer, we hold it of God himself, who, in giving us two arms to aid our kind, has also given us intelligence to mutually enlighten us, and the love of good to bring us together to virtue; of God, who has given experience and wisdom to the aged to guide the young, and authority to fathers to conduct their children
Luciferus i, Bishop of Calaris - 354) to procure a condemnation of Athanasius by the Western bishops, Lucifer had come from Sardinia to Rome, and Liberius accepted his offer to go as an envoy to Constantius to ask him to summon a council The council met at Milan in 354. Astonished at this audacity, the emperor ordered Florentius, an officer of his court, to send the book back to Lucifer to ask if it were really his. Hearing of his arrival in Egypt, Athanasius sent a letter from Alexandria, full of praise and congratulations, asking him to let him see a copy of his work After receiving it, Athanasius thanked him in a still more laudatory letter, and calls him the Elias of the age
Joseph, Litany of Saint - We ask this through Christ our Lord
Litany of Saint Joseph - We ask this through Christ our Lord
Sign - , Matthew 12:38,39 (1st part); John 2:11 , RV, "signs;" John 3:2 (ditto); 4:54, "(the second) sign," RV; John 10:41 (ditto); 20:30; in 1 Corinthians 1:22 , "the Jews ask for signs," RV, indicates that the Apostles were met with the same demand from Jews as Christ had been: "signs were vouchsafed in plenty, signs of God's power and love, but these were not the signs which they sought
God of the Fathers - Faced with the prospect of telling the people that “The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you,” Moses was worried that they would ask him, “What is his name?” (Exodus 3:13 )
Mysteries - God does not ask us to understand Him but to trust and to love Him
Ass - And was it not meant [1] to shew, that he came to take away the defilements and uncleanness of his people? If Christ became both a sin and a curse for his people, (2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13) might there not be somewhat significant and typical in thus riding upon a beast deemed by the law unclean? I leave the reader to his own determination on the point, under the grace of God
Peace - In Israel today, people greet the newcomer and each other with the words mah shlomka, (“what is your peace,” “how are you doing,”) and they ask about the “peace” (“well-being”) of one’s family. 20:9), or in the prepositional phrase leshâlôm with the verb “to ask”: “And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?” ( Anitipas - When the king was celebrating his birth day, with the principal persons of his court, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased him so well that he swore to give her whatever she should ask. She consulted her mother, who advised her to ask the head of John the Baptist
Faith (2) - The man believed the emperor, and, saluting him, asked, 'Of what regiment, sire?' Napoleon, charmed with his faith, replied, 'Of my guards!' and galloped off. 'I ask your pardon, sir,' said the general respectfully, 'I was not aware of it
Reject - not," Hebrews 12:19 ; "to beg off, ask to be excused," Luke 14:18,19 ; 12:25 (see REFUSE , No
Ready - ...
B — 3: παρασκευάζω (Strong's #3903 — Verb — paraskeuazo — par-ask-yoo-ad'-zo ) "to prepare, make ready:" see PREPARE , B, No
Mordecai - Esther's favorable reception by Ahasuerus when she ventured at the risk of death, unasked, to approach him, and his reading in the Medo-Persian chronicles the record of Mordecai's unrewarded service in disclosing the conspiracy, on the very night before Haman came, and Haman's being constrained to load with kingly honors the man whom he had come to ask leave to hang, and then being hanged on the gallows he made for Mordecai, are most remarkable instances of the working of Providence, and of God's secret moral government of the world, in spite of all appearances to the contrary
Presumption - when they profess to ask the blessing of God, and yet go on in forbidden courses; ...
Reason - You ask me my reasons
Pray, Prayer - ...
A — 3: ἐρωτάω (Strong's #2065 — Verb — erotao — er-o-tah'-o ) "to ask," is translated by the verb to pray in Luke 14:18,19 ; 16:27 ; John 4:31 ; 14:16 ; 16:26 ; 17:9,15,20 ; in Acts 23:18 , RV, "asked" (AV "prayed"); in 1 John 5:16 , RV, "should make request" (AV "shall pray"). See ask , A, No. 4), then, "an asking, entreaty, supplication," in the NT is always addressed to God and always rendered "supplication" or "supplications" in the RV; in the AV "prayer," or "prayers," in Luke 1:13 ; 2:37 ; 5:33 ; Romans 10:1 ; 2 Corinthians 1:11 ; 9:14 ; Philippians 1:4 (in the 2nd part, "request"); 1:19; 2 Timothy 1:3 ; Hebrews 5:7 ; James 5:16 ; 1 Peter 3:12
Joseph - ask the God of love to consider you and to pity you. ask Him not to spurn and spit on you. ask Him to be merciful to your secret and incessant misery. Shut your door on God and yourself, and on your knees ask Him still to add to your brother's goodliness, and to his talents, and to his honour, and to his happiness, and to his usefulness; if only He will anoint your eyes with enough love, and if only He will take out of your eyes that same evil light that glanced so murderously in the patriarchs' eyes as often as they again saw Joseph in his shining coat. If ever Almighty God has wrought that salvation in Dan, or in any of Dan's brothers on this side the new Jerusalem, ask Him, for Christ's sake, to do it a little to you. I overheard a conversation something like this not long ago: 'Shall we ask him to dinner, and invite So-and-so to meet him?' 'No, I think not
Sorrow - But if people submit to God, see their wrongdoing as God sees it and ask God to forgive them, their sorrow will soon be replaced by joy (Matthew 5:4; Luke 7:38-39; 2 Corinthians 7:9-10; James 4:9-10; cf
u'Rim And Thum'Mim - ( Numbers 20:28 ) When Joshua is solemnly appointed to succeed the great hero-law-giver he is bidden to stand before Eleazar, the priest, "who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim," and this counsel is to determine the movements of the host of Israel
Helvidius, a Western Writer - of Milan, or "an imitator of Symmachus," the champion of idolatry, we may well ask with Vallarsius where Gennadius, who wrote more than a century later, got authority for both statements ( de Script
House - Thus the faithful Abraham, after that the Lord had revealed himself unto him in vision, and said, "Fear not, Abraham, I am thy shield, and thine exceeding great reward;" the patriarch felt a boldness to ask of God concerning his household
Bells - The palace of kings was not to be entered without due notice, by striking some sonorous body, much less the sanctuary of God; and the high priest did, by the sound of his bells at the bottom of his robe, ask leave to enter
Seven - Isaiah 4:1 , says that seven women should lay hold on one man, to ask him to marry them. Peter asks our Saviour, Matthew 18:21-22 , How many times should he forgive his brother? till seven times? And Christ answers him, I say not only seven times, but seventy times seven; meaning, as often as he may offend, however frequent it may be
Build, Builder, Building - ...
A — 5: κατασκευάζω (Strong's #2680 — Verb — kataskeuazo — kat-ask-yoo-ad'-zo ) "to prepare, establish, furnish," is rendered "builded" and "built" in Hebrews 3:3,4
Bread - ...
Luke 11:11 (a) In our prayers we often ask for that which we think is good for us and will be a blessing to us. The gracious Father in Heaven, however, knows exactly the condition and the character of that for which we ask
Reckon, Reckoning - See ask , A, No
Oath - If they swore a rash oath and later regretted it, they could ask forgiveness through presenting a guilt offering and making any compensation that may have been necessary (Leviticus 5:4-6; Leviticus 6:5; cf
Urim And Thummim - Joshua, when desiring counsel to guide Israel, was to "stand before Eleazar the priest, who should ask it for him after the judgment of Urim before Jehovah" (Numbers 27:21)
Harvest - Jesus reflects the Bible's theological viewpoint on harvest when he enjoins believers to ask the "Lord of the harvest" for laborers (Matthew 9:38 )
Peter - I would ask, is not this change of name among the Lord's people now a part of their high calling and character? Did not the Lord so promise the church when he said, "And thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name?" (Isaiah 62:2) And did not Jesus confirm this when he said, "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God; and I will write upon him my new name
School - School your child, and ask why God's anointed he revil'd
Justina, Empress - She placed her son in his hands, and induced him to undertake the delicate task of going as ambassador to Maximus, to persuade him to be contented with Gratian's provinces and to leave Valentinian in undisturbed possession of Italy, Africa, and Western Illyricum (St. After Easter 387 he was sent to Trier to ask that the body of Gratian should be restored to his brother and to avert Maximus's threatened invasion of Italy (Ep
Rebels - Let him then ask, (for I presume not to determine upon it,) what was the particular sin of Moses on this occasion? Perhaps the unhallowed manner of joining himself with the Lord, when he said, must we fetch water out of this rock? Perhaps the smiting the rock twice, when but once on the former occasion, at the Lord's command, was done, Exodus 17:6. But might there not be an offence also in calling the Lord's heritage rebels? Let the reader remember I do but ask the question, and not decide
Seek - 37:15 a man asks Joseph: “What seekest thou?” A special nuance of this sense is “to seek out of a group; to choose, select” something or someone yet undesignated, as in asked the Levites who rebelled against the unique position of Aaron and his sons: “… Seek ye the priesthood also?” ( asks the sons of men (mankind): “… How long will ye turn my glory into shame? How long will ye love vanity, and seek after [1]?” ( ask help of the Lord …” ( asked [3], they said, Gideon the son of Joash hath done this thing. ...
Dârash (דָּרַשׁ, Strong's #1875), “to seek, inquire, consult, ask, require, frequent
Mouth - “To ask someone’s mouth” is to ask him personally: “We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth [1]” ( Urim And Thummim - Prideaux espouses, is, that when the high priest appeared before the veil, clothed with his ephod and breastplate, to ask counsel of God, the answer was given with an audible voice from the mercy seat, within the veil; but, it has been observed, that this account will by no means agree with the history of David's consulting the oracle by Abiathar, 1 Samuel 23:9 ; 1 Samuel 23:11 ; 1 Samuel 30:7-8 ; because the ark, on which was the mercy seat, was then at Kirjathjearim; whereas David was in the one case at Ziklag, and in the other in the forest of Hareth. Thus prepared, he presented himself before the Lord to ask counsel on public matters, not in the inner sanctuary, which he presumed not to enter, except on the great day of national atonement, but without the veil, with his face toward the ark of the covenant, inside; and behind him, at some distance, without the sanctuary, stood Joshua, the judge, or person who wanted the response, which seems to have been given with an audible voice from within the veil, Numbers 27:21 , as in the case of Joshua 6:6-15 ; of the Israelites during the civil war with Benjamin, Judges 20:27-28 ; on the appointment of Saul to be king, when he hid himself, 1 Samuel 10:22-24 ; of David, 1 Samuel 22:10 ; 1 Samuel 23:2-12 ; 1 Samuel 30:8 ; 2 Samuel 5:23-24 ; of Saul, 1 Samuel 28:6
Testament - Therefore the question which the interpreter must ask is, ‘What ideas did the word convey to the first readers of the NT writings?’...
The Revisers’ preference for ‘testament’ in Hebrews 9:16 f. Tasker
Self-Defence - This being so, I ask, whence should arise the obligation to let another kill me, rather than venture to save myself by destroying my enemy? It cannot arise from a regard to society, which, by my suffering another to kill me, loses two lives; that of an honest man by unjust violence, and that of his murderer, if it can be called a loss, by the hand of justice
Repentance - True repentance recognizes the character of sin as deserving God’s judgment, and turns from that sin to ask God’s forgiveness
Herodians - With flattering words to Him as "not accepting the person of any" (by which compliment they "tempted" Him to pronounce against Caesar) they asked "Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar?" designing if He said "no" to give Him up to the Roman governor, if "yes" to stir up the people against Him as violating the law (Deuteronomy 17:15). "Their question therefore was as if an adulterer were to ask, was it lawful for him to pay the penalty of his adultery" (Claudius)
Sprinkling - I do not take upon me to determine the matter, but I would ask, is it not probable the custom was taken from Scripture? and is it not probable also that the meaning of it had an allusion to the precious doctrine of the application and sprinkling of the blood of Christ? It is worthy of farther remark, as an additional reason to this probability, that one of the prophets when speaking of Christ, said that he should sprinkle many nations
Linen - We might be prompted humbly to ask, why is it that the Lord hath so prohibited the wearing of linen and woollen together? Can it be an object of moment in itself? Since the fall our poor sinful bodies requires: covering, which in innocency, it should seem, was unnecessary either for warmth or decency; and as the fleecy garment is for warmth, and, the linen for cleanliness can it be offensive to our God, that his poor creatures should use both? Nay, it is, well known that we do use both, and do not consider it as any breach of this command
Beer-la-Hai-Roi - "...
I cannot dismiss the subject before that I have first requested the reader to ask himself, whether, when at any time in the wilderness frames of his own heart, or under the wilderness dispensations the Lord hath brought him into, he hath not often found a well of seasonable and unexpected supplies, like that of Hagar, so that he could call it Beer-la-hai-roi? How very often hath it been found, yea, it may always be found, in the believer's exercises, that where we least expected, there most of Jesus hath been discovered
Naphtali - I would ask, are not many of the dying patriarch's benedictions to his children considered more with reference to Christ, than to the twelve patriarchs? Do we not consider the blessing of Judah, as one whom his brethren shall praise, and as one from whom the sceptre shall not depart, as having respect principally, if not altogether, to the person of Christ? And are not the several blessings prophesied of Joseph, on the dying bed of his father, spoken directly with an eye to Joseph's Lord? And if so, why may we not with equal safety, in the blessing of Naphtali discover Christ also? Is Naphtali an hind let loose? And can we overlook that hind of the morning, even Jesus, whom the hunters pursued, and the dogs of Bashan compassed around? (See Psalms 22:1-31 in the title of it, and throughout the Psalm
Home, at Home - , "into the house;" (b) with the preposition en, "in," 1 Corinthians 11:34 , "(let him eat) at home;" 1 Corinthians 14:35 , "(let them ask
Inheritance - A childless widow could, however, ask the brother of her dead husband to act as a sort of temporary husband to her, so that she might produce a son who would inherit the dead husband’s property and carry on his name (Deuteronomy 25:5-10; see WIDOW)
Neighbour (2) - ’ ‘Who is my neighbour?’ asked a scribe; and Christ made answer with the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), seeking by a picture of pure compassion to shame him of his question. ‘Dost thou ask,’ He seems to say, ‘who thy neighbour is? Set about at once to relieve the misery of every one thou meetest. ’ It is to be noted that in the application of the parable He does not ask which of the three was, but which of the three became (γεγονέναι, Luke 10:36) neighbour unto him that fell among thieves. To ask to our feasts only those who can invite us in return is no manifestation of love—is but a bid for earthly recompense
Conscience - Paul's comments about "ask no questions on account of conscience" in 1 Corinthians 10 has often been used to mean "what you don't know won't hurt you. " Paul would hardly promote such an idea! Rather, Paul's use of the fixed phrase "on account of conscience" actually means "ask no questions because it really isn't a matter of conscience and therefore is not open for debate
Nectarius, Archbaptist of Constantinople - of Tarsus, Diodorus, who was attending the council, to ask if he could take letters for him. of Antioch, who, though laughing at the idea of such a competitor, asked Nectarius to put off his journey a short time. "...
The bishops of the West were not disposed to accept the election, and asked for a common synod of East and West to settle the succession. Sisinnius suggested that they should produce the testimonies of the old Fathers of the church on the doctrine of the Son, and first ask the heads of the several parties whether they accepted these authorities or desired to anathematize them. When the bishops met, the emperor asked: Did they respect the teachers who lived before the Arian division? They said, Yes. He then asked: Did they acknowledge them sound and trustworthy witnesses of the true Christian doctrine? The divisions this question produced shewed that the sectaries were bent on disputation. The archbishop asked Gregory of Nyssa to preach the funeral sermons on both occasions
Jehovah Our Righteousness - For doth any one ask the question—Wherefore we call Jesus JEHOVAH? The answer is direct; Jesus is not only JEHOVAH by reason of his own personal GODHEAD, but JEHOVAH the Father hath commanded his people to call him and to know him by that name. And if it be farther asked—Wherefore do you call him your righteousness? The answer is, Because he is so, and is the very righteousness in which all his people become justified before God; and in confirmation of it JEHOVAH hath commanded the people so to call him, and so to apprehend and know him
Find - ask, and it shall be given you seek, and ye shall find
Serpent - Almost parallel are Mark 16:18 ‘they shall take up serpents,’ and Luke 10:19 ‘I give you power over serpents’; while the noxious and repulsive nature of the serpent is referred to in Matthew 7:10, Luke 11:11 ‘if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?’...
In all the above passages, ὄφις, the generic name for a serpent, is used
Esther, Book of - It looks very much like a tale, they say; and how can it be inspired, they ask, without the name of God from beginning to end? How different is Mordecai from Ezra or Nehemiah, captives like him, but who were not content to spend their lives at the gate of a heathen's palace when they had the opportunity of returning to Jerusalem
Jehu - Jehu and his company were seen by the watchman of the city, and a horseman was despatched to meet him, and to ask if it was peace
Solomon - ...
Solomon loved the Lord, and worshipped Him at the altar at Gibeon, and there the Lord appeared to him in a dream, and said, "Ask what I shall give thee. " Solomon asked for an understanding heart to judge the people wisely
Heart - ...
I find it in my heart to ask your pardon
Infidelity - " But let us ask, What will be its end? Is there any thing in the genius of this principle that will lead us to suppose it will reign triumphant? So far from it, we have reason to believe that it will be banished from the earth
Malachi - When charged with their sins, they asked wherein had they sinned. God hated putting away: notwithstanding all this, they were apathetic, and asked wherein had they wearied God. When called upon to return to Jehovah they are still unconscious of their condition, and ask, "Wherein shall we return?" and "Wherein have we robbed thee?" "What have we spoken so much against thee?" They had said it was in vain to serve the Lord; they had called the proud happy; the wicked were built up, and they that tempted God were delivered. John the Baptist would have fulfilled this mission had they received him; but, except a few, they did not, and therefore when asked if he was Elias, he said, No
Bless, Blessed, Blessedness, Blessing - The present participle Passive, "blessed, praised," is especially used of Christ in Matthew 21:9 ; 23:39 , and the parallel passages; also in John 12:13 ; (c) "to consecrate a thing with solemn prayers, to ask God's blessing on a thing," e
Parable - These ask the meaning of the parable, and will not rest until the teacher has explained it
Fornication - ...
There will always be people, both from outside the church and from within, who, being genuinely sorry for their sexual misconduct, turn from it and ask God’s forgiveness
Serpent - Almost parallel are Numbers 21:6-90 ‘they shall take up serpents,’ and Luke 10:19 ‘I give you power over serpents’; while the noxious and repulsive nature of the serpent is referred to in Matthew 7:10, Luke 11:11 ‘if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?’...
In all the above passages, ὄφις, the generic name for a serpent, is used
the Ten Virgins - " That is to say, as soon as in prayer you ask the Father for the Holy Spirit, immediately believe that your prayer is answered. As soon as you begin to ask for the Spirit of love and joy and peace to be shed abroad in your heart, begin yourself to shed that Spirit abroad in all your life. And here is a copy of the heavenly advertisement: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For how much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him. Not till it ceases pursuing you and says, Sleep on now, and take your rest!...
Though it is literally true that this holy oil is to be had for the asking, at the same time, and as a matter of fact, what amounts to a tremendous price has to be paid down for it
Prayer - The Psalms teach variety and honesty in prayer are permissible; they proclaim praise, ask pardon, seek such things as communion (63), protection (57), vindication (107), and healing (6). Significantly, the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray after watching Him pray (Luke 11:1 ). The ironies of prayer are evident: God knows our needs, yet we must ask; God is ready to answer, yet we must patiently persist. ...
Paul asked three times for deliverance from his “thorn in the flesh
Alexander - Parmenio alone ventured to ask him why he adored the Jewish high priest; Alexander replied, that he paid this respect to God, and not to the high priest. At his departure, Alexander bade the Jews ask of him what they would. Alexander promised this at his return; but as they petitioned him for the same privileges as the Jews, he asked them if they were Jews
Intercession - "At that day ye shall ask in my name, and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you; for the Father himself loveth you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God
Hospitality - ...
If it be asked, of whom is this required? it is answered, that the principle is required of all, though the duty itself can only be practised by those whose circumstances will admit of it. But it may be asked again, to whom is this duty to be practised? The answer is, to strangers: but here it is necessary to observe, that the term strangers hath two acceptations. Let us lay all these considerations together, and then ask ourselves whether we can find it in our hearts to be selfish, parsimonious, and inhospitable?"...
Will (Testament) - Covenant) that in Galatians 3:15 and Hebrews 9:16-17 we find the thought of a human ‘will’ or ‘testament,’ we proceed to ask whether the idea can be more closely defined
Predestination - May we not ask, Why does he suffer those inequalities of Providence? Why permit whole nations to lie in idolatry or ages? Why leave men to the most cruel barbarities? Why punish the sins of the fathers in the children? In a word, Why permit the world at large to be subject to pains, crosses, losses, evils of every kind, and that for so many thousands of years? And, yet, will any dare call the Deity unjust? The fact is, our finite minds know but little of the nature of divine justice, or any other of his attributes
Levites - The parable is the answer of Jesus to the lawyer who asked, ‘Who is my neighbour?’ and it seems evident that the Levite, described by Jesus, when he looked on the wounded man and passed by on the other side, recognized that he was not a Jew, and therefore not a neighbour to be humanely treated according to the commandment, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself’ (Leviticus 19:18). ]'>[4] ...
In the Fourth Gospel (John 1:19) the distinction between priest and Levite is made by naming together the representatives of these classes, who were sent from Jerusalem to ask John the question, ‘Who art thou?’ The Levites, as teachers of the people, would be deemed qualified to judge of claims of Messiahship (so Hengstenberg and Godet, but see B
Vagabond - And it is remarkable that the Holy Ghost, by his servant John, declares Cain to be of that wicked one, when speaking of the children of the devil; (see 1 John 3:10-12) And I would ask whether those vagabond Jews spoken of, Acts 19:13, were not of the same race? Jeremiah speaks to the same purport, if I mistake not, (Jeremiah 6:30) under the figure of reprobate silver
Apostasy - Such action was sin, for which the people had to ask forgiveness (Jeremiah 14:7-9 ) and repent (Jeremiah 8:4-7 )
Elisha - I do not presume to decide upon the subject, neither do I say as much, when I ask in order to determine the point, as to enquire
Daniel the Prophet - Spite of the king's decree (which they had instigated) that no one should ask a petition of God or man for thirty days except of the king, Daniel still three times a day prayed and gave thanks to his God, having his window opened towards Jerusalem: cf
Cross - In the case of Jesus they did not even ask for him to be stoned when they saw it would be easier to have him crucified (Matthew 27:22-23)
John the Baptist - )...
When the ecclesiastical authorities sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask, Who art thou? John replied, "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord" (John 1:19-23). of the Dead Sea, to gratify Herodias' spite for John's faithfulness in denouncing her adultery, and in slavish adherence to his reckless oath to give Herodias' daughter Salome, for dancing on his birthday, whatever she might ask
Brownists - Any lay brother was allowed the liberty of giving a word of exhortation to the people; and it was usual for some of them after sermon to ask questions, and reason upon the doctrines that had been preached
Kadesh Barnea - Here wady el Ghuweir affords access northwestwards through mountainous Edom; from here accordingly Moses sent to ask a passage through Edom by "the king's highway
Elisha - ...
His Miracles After Elijah insisted to his chosen successor that he, “Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you,” Elisha answered, “Let me inherit a double portion of spirit” (2 Kings 2:9 NIV)
Hazael - Sent by his master Benhadad originally to Elisha to ask if he would recover from his sickness
Spain - Sanday-Headlam (‘Romans’5 [1], 414) ask: ‘Is it quite certain that a Jew, as Clement probably was, speaking of St
Chaff - The Christ would come as Malachi (Malachi 3:1-5) predicted, with searching and striking condemnation of all that was worthless and injurious; and the comparative slowness and indirectness of our Lord’s method was the moving cause of his perplexed question, when he heard in the prison the works of Christ, and sent his disciples to ask, ‘Art thou he that should come, or look we for another?’ (Matthew 11:3, Luke 7:19)
Prepare - ...
Something “fixed” or “established” can “be certain”: “Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain …” ( Continue, Continuance - 3), "to continue along still to adibe," is used of "continuing" to ask, John 8:7 ; to knock, Acts 12:16 ; in the grace of God, Acts 13:43 ; in sin, Romans 6:1 ; in God's goodness, Romans 11:22 ; in unbelief, Romans 11:23 (AV, "abide"); in the flesh, Philippians 1:24 ; in the faith, Colossians 1:23 ; in doctrine, 1 Timothy 4:16 ; elsewhere of abiding in a place
Lending - ...
Repayment of loans...
Though not allowed to take interest from the poor, creditors could, if they wished, ask for temporary possession of some article belonging to a debtor, as a guarantee that the debtor would repay the loan. ...
Disorders arose when creditors took advantage of debtors, and debtors took advantage of friends whom they had asked to guarantee them
Prayer - Faith is simply the means by which believers come to God and ask him to exercise that power (Mark 11:22; Acts 3:16; Acts 4:24-31). He gives what people would have asked for if they had the full knowledge that he has (Matthew 7:7-11; Matthew 26:38-46; John 11:32; John 11:37; John 11:40-45; 2 Corinthians 12:8-10; Ephesians 3:20). ...
Believers are to pray for those who treat them unkindly (Job 42:10; Matthew 5:44), and ask for mercy on those who have sinned and brought disgrace on themselves and on God (Hebrews 7:25; Exodus 34:9; 1 Samuel 12:23)
Bible, Methods of Study - It is advisable to ask at this point the so-called journalist's questions: Who wrote, when, where, to whom, why, what for? These questions cannot be answered with the same accuracy for all parts of the Bible, since we lack information sometimes. The interpreter should ask the question, what is really helpful to understand the message, in order not to do too little or too much. What could have happened if these words had not been given to Jeremiah's or James' generation? What would be lacking if that message had not been preserved by Luke? Which details would cause us to suffer clarity or completeness in our knowledge about Jesus Christ, the church, or ethics? In so asking the interpreter will get a better glance of the specific value of the text
Love - God’s chastisement may seem painful rather than pleasant, but to ask God to cease his chastisement is to ask him to love us less, not more (Hebrews 12:5-11; see CHASTISEMENT)
Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus - O, LORD Jesus Christ, Who has said, 'Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you!' mercifully attend to our supplications and grant us the gift of your divine charity, that we may ever love you with our whole heart and never desist from Thy praise
Litany of the Holy Name - O, LORD Jesus Christ, Who has said, 'Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you!' mercifully attend to our supplications and grant us the gift of your divine charity, that we may ever love you with our whole heart and never desist from Thy praise
Healing, Divine - When the centurion sought Jesus to ask for healing his servant, the Savior responded, “I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel
Temptation - ’ Can a Christian pray to he exempted from the testing without which sheltered innocence cannot become approved virtue? Can he ask that he may never be exposed to those trials upon the endurance of which his blessedness depends ( James 1:12 )? The sufficient answer is that He who was ‘in all points tempted like as we are’ ( Hebrews 4:15 ) has taught us to pray ‘after this manner. Tasker
Immanuel - ) Ahaz, king of Judah, received this as a sign given by the Lord Himself, when the king refused to ask one, that Pekah of Israel and Rezin of Damascus, who had already "smitten him with a great slaughter," so that "his and his people's heart was moved as the trees of the wood with the wind" (2 Chronicles 28; Isaiah 7:1-2), should nevertheless not subdue Jerusalem, but be themselves and their land subdued
Holy Name, Litany of the - O, LORD Jesus Christ, Who has said, 'Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you!' mercifully attend to our supplications and grant us the gift of your divine charity, that we may ever love you with our whole heart and never desist from Thy praise
Bonifacius i, Pope - The people of Corinth had elected a certain Perigenes bishop, and sent to Rome to ask the pope to ratify the election
Behmenists - At length, seriously considering within himself that speech of our Saviour, "Your heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him," he was thereby awakened to desire that promised Comforter; and, continuing in that earnestness, he was at last, to use his own expression, "surrounded with a divine light for seven days, and stood in the highest contemplation and kingdom of joys!" After this, about the year 1600, he was again surrounded with a divine light and replenished with the heavenly knowledge; insomuch as, going abroad into the fields, and viewing the herbs and grass, by his inward light, he saw into their essences, uses, and properties, which were discovered to him by their lineaments, figures, and signatures
Judge - See ask , No
Herod - At her instigation he afterwards went to Rome to ask for the dignity and title of the king; but being there accused before Caligula, at the instance of Herod Agrippa, his nephew and the brother of Herodias, he was banished to Lugdunum (now Lyons) in Gaul, about A
John the Baptist - ...
When the religious authorities at Jerusalem sent to John to ask who he was, he declared that he was not the Christ, nor Elias, nor 'that prophet
Hezekiah - ...
Upon becoming king, Hezekiah set out on the bold task of strengthening the nation’s economy, overthrowing Assyrian domination, and reforming Judah’s religion. On two occasions Hezekiah went in great distress to the temple to ask God’s help, and on both occasions Isaiah brought God’s reassuring answer (2 Kings 19:1-7; 2 Kings 19:14-34)
Joshua the Son of Nun - After Moses’ death, God gave Joshua special encouragement for the tasks ahead (Joshua 1:5-9). The reason for the Israelites’ mistake was their failure to ask God’s direction; but, having made an agreement, they kept it (Joshua 9:14-19)
Bible, Hermeneutics - ...
Questions to ask The meaning of a piece of writing is seldom clearly self-evident to anyone who happens to read it. If we want to interpret a piece of literature, we must ask at least five questions: 1) Who was the writer and to whom was he writing? 2) What was the cultural-historical setting of the writer? 3) What was the meaning of the words in the writer's day? 4) What was the intended meaning of the author and why was he saying it? 5) What should this mean to me in my situation today? These basic questions lead into other questions that must be explored in a serious attempt to understand the message of the Bible. ...
Historical Task Interpretation begins with a historical task. ...
Literary Task A literary task follows the historical task of the interpreter. The literary task begins with the task of translation of the Scripture from the ancient Hebrew and Greek into the language best understood by the interpreter. ...
The next stage of the literary task of the interpreter is the grammatical or syntactical phase. ...
Rhetorical analysis is another important phase of the literary task of interpretation. ...
The literary task of the interpreter must include comparing the meaning given to a passage to what is taught elsewhere in the Scriptures. ...
Spiritual Task There is a personal, spiritual task of the interpreter. ...
One additional task remains for the interpreter
Lord's Prayer, the - Jesus teaches this prayer to his disciples as a paradigm of proper prayer as he trains them for the missionary task of the messianic age that he is inaugurating in his own person as the incarnate Son of God and Son of man. While his relation to the Father and the spirit is unique in view of his oneness and equality within the Triune Family, as incarnate Son he also exemplifies direct address, passionate intent and purity, unostentatious setting in prayer, and concern with the two dimensions of proper prayer—honoring the Father vertically and asking for help in realizing the Father's will in the present mission horizontally. The three petitions accordingly are "joining" petitions in the sense that Jesus is asking his followers to join him in what already are the sovereign realities and doings of the Father through the Son. As the Father's name is to be hallowed, so the disciples ask to be honored with spiritual and material sustenance because they bear the image of God and reflect his glory, especially now that they are experiencing the redeeming work of Jesus the Son of God in their lives and are engaged in sharing the good news of salvation in the mission of fruitbearing. Accordingly, the kingdom comes as sinners ask forgiveness of the Lord by acknowledging moral and spiritual obligations, receive saving grace by faith, and then pass along the good news of Jesus to others with a forgiving heart
the Man Who Found Treasure Hid in a Field - And Paul, in like manner, was ploughing at his daily task, when, lo, his horse's foot suddenly sank out of sight into such a wealth of unsearchable riches, that he straightway counted all things but loss in order to buy that field. John Wesley in which were these words: 'Do you ask what you shall have in Georgia? Food to eat, and raiment to put on, and a house to lay your head in, such as your Lord had not. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He will give it you. Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name. ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full
Joab - But what more would Joab have had? you may well ask. Only, do not ask that any more about Joab, or about any other ambitious and self-seeking man. To keep much of a heart with all diligence every moment-what a superhuman task is that! To keep much of a heart, to keep it in, to keep it down, to keep it open, but not too open-who is sufficient for these things? David yielded to Joab out of simple good-nature yesterday, and again today, and he will yield something far more important tomorrow, and so on. But how could Joab have the utter depravity and the cold blood to do it? you ask
Nabal - Had David been in the wilderness of Paran at that sunny sheep-shearing immediately before Nabal's marriage, and had he asked for the crumbs that fell from the bridegroom's table, David would have been set in the place of honour at the smiling sheep-master's right hand. Till sheer famine made David send to Nabal's feast and ask a share of his hospitality to 'thy son David,' as he called himself in his courteous but bold message. As it was, it became a proverb in Israel to ask when a madman, or a man possessed with a devil, or a man who took his own life, died, Died he as Nabal died? Take care, O churlish husband! Take care, O man with a heart of stone beginning in thy bosom. ...
But, now, can such churlishness be cured? Can it really be cured? some of you who have that cruel stone for long spreading in your hearts will ask me. Had he practised himself in going back upon Caleb and the inheritance he had got because of Caleb; had he taken his flocks and his herds, and all that he had, every sheep-shearing time, again from the hand of God; had he every night and every morning taken Abigail in all her understanding and all her beauty again from the hand of God; and had he prevented David's petition and sent him a share of the sheep-shearing feast before he asked for it-by all that, Nabal would have made himself a new heart, and he would have come down to us in as good a report as any of the elders of Israel
Nicodemus - Do you know Him? ask them. Have you ever gone to where He lodges and seen and heard Him for yourselves? Have you read the book you speak against? ask them. Do you love the writer, and do you wish him well? ask them
Elijah - ...
When Ahaziah fell and injured himself, he sent messengers to ask Baal-zebub (lord of flies) about his fate
Samaritan, the Good - It was customary for the hearers, when the preacher had concluded, to ask him questions,† Prayer - Prayer must also be offered in the faith that God is, and is the hearer and answerer of prayer, and that he will fulfil his word, "Ask, and ye shall receive" (Genesis 32:24-30 ; 21:22 ; Mark 11:24 ; John 14:13,14 ), and in the name of Christ (16:23,24; 15:16; Ephesians 2:18 ; 5:20 ; Genesis 24:10-2098 ; 1 Peter 2:5 )
Salutations - All the forms of salutation now observed appear to have been in general use in the days of our Lord; for he represents a servant as falling down at the feet of his master, when he had a favour to ask; and an inferior servant, as paying the same compliment to the first, who belonged, it would seem, to a higher class; "The servant, therefore, fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all
Call - Also, to speak for to ask to request as, to call for a dinner
Mourning (2) - The mourner was allowed to eat only in his own house; he might eat no flesh and drink no wine; nor could he ask blessing before or after food
Theodotus, Martyr at Ancyra - Before he would eat, Theodotus sent some of their number to summon the presbyter from the neighbouring village of Malus to dine with them, pray with them before they started afresh on their journey, and ask a blessing on their food, for, says the Acts, "the saint never took food unless a presbyter blessed it. The village dogs attacked the messengers, and the priest ran to drive them away, asked if they were Christians, and informed them that he had seen them in a vision the night before, bringing a precious treasure to him
Song of Solomon - He asks to be admitted: his locks are wet with the drops of the night. ' They ask her what her beloved is more than another. The bride is asked whither he is gone: they willseek him with her. The virgins ask who it is that comes up from the wilderness leaning upon her beloved. She asks to be set as a seal upon his heart and upon his arm: his love and his power will be for her
Miracles, Signs, Wonders - At times God invites people to ask for signs (Isaiah 7:11 )
Guest-Chamber - Peter and John, sent by Jesus to prepare His last Passover, are told to ask the master of the house to which they would be guided, ‘Where is the (Mk
Humour - With this consciousness of the superficial absurdity and the underlying value of what He said, He bade men when smitten on the one cheek ‘turn the other’ (Matthew 5:39), go ‘two miles’ with the man who exacted one (Matthew 5:41), yield the cloak to him who took the coat (Matthew 5:40),—in fact, His followers were asked to be ‘lambs,’ missionaries ‘among wolves’ (Matthew 10:16, Luke 10:3), and to ‘leap for joy’ when they were ill treated (Luke 6:23). Do men, He asks, ‘gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles’? (Matthew 7:16). Similarly, to ask the rich young ruler if he had kept the commandments, ‘Thou shall not kill,’ etc
Jairus - on this point as due to the feeling of a later time that no one would have had a sufficiently bold faith to ask Jesus to restore one who was already dead
Profane - I do not presume to speak decidedly upon the subject—I rather write humbly to enquire than to decide; but I would venture to ask, whether these things were not typical of the Lord Jesus Christ and his salvation? When, by the three years of Christ's ministry and death, redemption-work was completed, and believers by the circumcision of the Spirit are brought into a state of regeneration and justification before God, all the fruits of the Spirit are like the plants upon Samaria; they shall then profane them as common things; they shall do as the priests did, and be blameless; they shall enter into the full enjoyment of them as common things
Evolution - Likewise Bateson confesses that "When students of other sciences ask us what is now currently believed about the origin of species we have no clear answer to give
Concubine - Hence, when the Pharisees came to our Lord to ask the question about putting away their wives, and pleaded Moses's permission in certain cases, our Lord expressly said, that Moses's permission was from the hardness of their heart, but from the beginning (saith Jesus), it was not so
Goat - " (Psalms 40:7-8)...
I would just ask the reader, whether such a view doth not bring comfort to the soul, in thus beholding the transfer of sin, with all its defilement, taken from our poor nature, and put upon the person of Christ
Quarter - In desperate encounters, men will sometimes neither ask nor give quarter
Expediency - There is no need to ask here how far these words of Christ are to be understood literally (cf. ’ In all things must the Christian ask not only; Is it lawful? or Does it lie within the range of my liberty? but also, Is it calculated to promote the general welfare of those around me? There is no place for individualism in the Christian life. One must ask not merely, What does my liberty permit? but, How will my conduct help or hinder my brother? While all things that are in themselves indifferent (ἀδιάφορα), i
Prayer - Amos 5:4 ; a different word in Hosea 5:15 ‘to seek God’s face’), ‘ask’ ( e. ...
(3) The words for ‘seek’ and ‘ask’ may be used of requests or inquiries made to man ( e. Jews of Babylon ask those of Jerusalem to pray for welfare of Nebuchadnezzar (1:11; cf
Lord's Prayer (ii) - And if it was natural that He should impart it when one of His disciples, not necessarily one of the Twelve, asked to be taught to pray, it was also natural that, when He had just been warning His disciples against hypocrisy in prayer and the vain repetitions of the Gentiles, He should instruct them to pray after the brief, simple, and filial manner of this model of approach to God. When we pray this prayer we are asking that we and all men, being delivered from the spirit of wilfulness, may attain to a joyful alacrity like that of angels in doing the will of God. The prayer is not to be spiritualized, with most of the Fathers, into a request for the Bread of Life; it is literal bread, bread for bodily sustenance, that Jesus means us to ask for. ’s ‘day by day,’ which obviates any inappropriateness in asking at night for the bread of the day. It is when we ask ourselves, ‘How much owest thou unto thy Lord?’ that the full extent of our shortcoming begins to appear. Apart from requests of a personal and particular kind, everything that the universal Christian heart need ask for is explicitly stated or implicitly enfolded here, whether things on earth or things in heaven, things human or Divine, things of the body or the spirit, things of the life that now is or of that which is to come. The prayers which John the Baptist taught his disciples (Luke 11:1) must have been forms; and when a disciple of Jesus, reminding Him of John’s custom, said, ‘Lord teach us to pray,’ it was doubtless a prayer-form for which he asked. And yet from the first this must have been, and must ever continue to be, a specially consecrated form of prayer, which no one can sincerely use without being conscious that, in presenting his petitions in the very words that Christ has given, he is asking according to the will of God (cf. It teaches us when we ask for bread, or forgiveness, or guidance and deliverance, to bear the needs of others along with our own on our hearts before God, and to remember that the unspeakable privilege of intercession is of the very essence of Christian prayer
Behmenists - At length, seriously considering within himself that speech of our Saviour, My Father which is in heaven will give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him, he was thereby thoroughly awakened in himself, and set forward to desire that promised Comforter; and, continuing in that earnestness, he was at last, to us his own expression, "surrounded with a divine light for seven days, and stood in the highest contemplation and kingdom of joys!" ...
After this, about the year 1600, he was again surrounded by the divine light, and replenished with the heavenly knowledge; insomuch as, going abroad into the fields, and viewing the herbs and grass, by his inward light he saw into their essences, use, and properties, which were discovered to him by their lineaments, figures, and signatures
Jewish Parties in the New Testament - The other two passages refer to the sending of Pharisees and Herodians to ask Jesus about paying taxes to Caesar
Understanding - In Matthew 13:51, concluding the series of parables, Jesus asks His disciples if they have apprehended the meaning of all that He has said. The disciples were unwilling to admit the idea of suffering and death, and the rebuke administered to Peter made them afraid to ask questions; thus they remained ignorant for a time
Eagle - " (Exodus 19:4; Deuteronomy 32:11) Is there not something of a most interesting nature implied in those affections of the Lord, beside the protection here set forth as shewn his people? As the eagle is among the creatures of uncleanness; is there not an allusion to the Lord's taking our uncleanness upon him, when he thus speaks of bearing his redeemed on eagle's wings? The reader will observe, I do but ask the question, and not determine the matter
John the Baptist - Even before John was born, God revealed to his parents that he had been specially marked out for this task. This made him wonder whether Jesus really was the Messiah he had foretold, so he sent messengers to ask Jesus directly (Luke 7:18-20)
David - in His Races - When, therefore, you begin to ask after and to enter on the life of faith, open and read David's life and David's psalms, comparing them together; and then pass on to Jesus Christ, and then to the Apostle Paul. '...
But, who is that roaring all the day long on the murderous wheel? Who is that stretched and stretched again on the rack all night till all his bones are out of joint-out of joint and broken in pieces with the hammer and the anger of God? The voice of whose roaring is that-According to the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions? And that-For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me? Do you ask who that is? Do you not know? That is the prodigal son of the Old Testament. ' And yet more pleased with that of Augustine: 'As,' says he, 'the rhetorician being asked what was the first thing in the rules of eloquence, he answered, Delivery. So if you ask me concerning the graces of the Christian character, I would answer firstly, secondly, and thirdly, and for ever, Humility. ' Would you know? asks William Law in his beautiful chapter on singing psalms-would you know who is the greatest saint in the world? Well, it is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives most alms, or is most eminent for temperance, chastity, or justice; but it is he who is always thankful to God, who wills everything that God wills, and who receives everything as an instance of God's goodness, and has a heart always ready to praise God for His goodness
Illustrations - When Jesus said (Matthew 7:9-11), ‘What man is there of you, who, if his son ask a loaf, will give him a stone? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?’, He was aiming at something more than a clear and striking presentation of His truth
Poetry - The basic question the reader should ask when looking for a figure is, "does this text make sense in its normal sense?"...
When presented with a figure, the reader must then attempt to understand it precisely. Finally, we should ask, "Why was the Bible written in poetic style?" Although no specific biblical answer is given to this query, a reasonable reply can be offered
the Unmerciful Servant - You would have made it your custom every Sabbath day to go up to the sanctuary both to hear and to ask questions about the Word of God, in the reading and preaching of which your whole life was to be spent. "Do you think it will ever be possible to construct an instrument to discover and to exhibit our thoughts against our neighbour?" asked a Pall Mall interviewer at Mr. As well ask us to cast Arthur's Seat into the sea. It was an excellent saying of one of the seven wise men of Greece, who, when he was asked what would rid the world of injuries, answered:-"When the bystanders shall resent an injury as keenly as he does who suffers the injury
the Angel of the Church of the Laodiceans - ask Him when and where He broke His fast this morning. ask Him where He has been all day, and going about and doing what good
Magi - " Accordingly the very guide they look to is a star (a meteor probably), and the question they ask is "where is He that is born King of the Jews?"...
Moreover, Daniel, "chief of the Magi," had foretold Messiah's kingdom (Daniel 2:44; Daniel 9:25); naturally the Magi ("wise men") looked for the kingdom and the king among the people of him whose fame as a Magian they had heard of
Evil, Evil-Doer - , "He will evilly destroy those men (evil as they are)," with stress on the adjective; (b) in the moral sense, "to speak evilly," John 18:23 ; Acts 23:5 ; "to ask evilly," James 4:3
Nicodemus - Indignantly they ask, "art thou also of Galilee?
Inheritance - Each family in Israel was apportioned its own inheritance as an inalienable possession (Joshua 13-31 ) and given the task to occupy the land (Judges 1:3 ). By the time of the New Testament, it was common for a person to ask a rabbi, "What must I do to inherit eternal life?" (Matthew 19:16 )
Piety - It will teach us to ask counsel of the Lord, and arrange all under the superintendency of scripture
Graciousness - ...
‘Men could approach near to Him, could eat and drink with Him, could listen to His talk, and ask Him questions, and they found Him not accessible only, but warm-hearted, and not occupied so much with His own plans that He could not attend to a case of distress or mental perplexity’ (Ecce Homo, ch
Holy One - Now, since the two passages in which ὅσιος occurs are in a quotation from the LXX Septuagint, and the signification of the term is most likely to be derived from a Hebrew original, it will be necessary to ask if these two words are uniformly used to represent corresponding Hebrew ones, or used indiscriminately to translation different Heb
Certainty (2) - He therefore answered, If he is a sinner I am not so certain; of one thing I am certain, that, being blind, henceforth I see’ (John 9:24-25); ‘Even now I am certain that whatsoever thou mayest ask of God, God will give thee’ (John 11:22); ‘He that hath seen beareth witness, and his witness is true (ἁληθσή), and he is certain that he speaketh true (ἀληθῆ), that ye also may believe’ (John 19:35, cf
Fellow - And let me ask, what can be more blessed or precious? In the one, how glorious to consider the foundation and security of all that is interesting to our hopes for the life that now is, and that which is to come
Casuistry - The Lutheran theologians walked very much in the tract which the schoolmen had opened, although their decisions were much more consonant with Christianity; and it was not uncommon in some countries for ecclesiastical assemblies to devote part of their time to the resolution of questions which might have been safely left unnoticed, which now are almost universally regarded as frivolous, and about which almost the most ignorant would be ashamed to ask an opinion
Philemon, Epistle to - Paul does not ask that Onesimus be set free
Nazarene - Abbott makes it necessary to ask if both terms ‘Nazarene’ and ‘Nazoraean’ connote simply ‘belonging to Nazareth
Timotheus, Called Aelurus - " "Creeping" at night to the cells of certain ignorant monks, he called to each by name, and on being asked who he was, replied, "I am an angel, sent to warn you to break off communion with Proterius, and to choose Timotheus as bishop" (Theod. 522) that it went on to ask that the sanction given to that council might be recalled, and a new council summoned, asserting that the Alexandrian people, the civil dignitaries, the municipal functionaries, and the company of transporters of corn-freights, desired to retain Timotheus as their bishop
Prayer - The immediate source of this confidence came from the teachings and examples of Jesus himself, such as the model prayer he offered (Matthew 6:9-13 ; Luke 11:2-4 ) and his assurance that one had only to ask the Father in order to receive what was needed (Matthew 7:7 ; Luke 11:9 ). God can let himself be determined by the pray-er and grant what is asked for or, because God is Person, he can refuse the petitioner and deny the request. He can perform what is asked, but he stands over against the pray-er and, as such, he is sovereign over the petitioner, in providential control of the universe, and the source and bestower of all that we receive. If the latter is the case (as the majority think), then why ask God to do for us what should be our duty? It is certainly not to escape our responsibility for action, but to enter into this human-divine partnership in which we offer ourselves at God's disposal, expecting and seeking him to be at work to make our efforts effective. In the third petition we ask not only for God's will to be done; we pray that it may be done among and through usthat we may become obedient participants in its accomplishments
Prayer (2) - The third (which frequently means to ask a question), when used of making requests, generally asks a person to do something (Mark 7:26, Hebrews 5:7-898 John 4:40; John 4:47; John 14:16; John 17:15; John 17:20). It was out of the fulness of His own experience in a life of absolutely unique difficulty, toil, and suffering that He said, ‘Ask, and it shall be given you. The Unmerciful Servant (Matthew 18:21-35) by asking for forgiveness for himself thereby bound himself to be forgiving to his fellows. The great truth, that one who asks to be forgiven must be ready to forgive, had been clearly seen by the more spiritual among the Jews. Desires in which we cannot ask others to join are likely to be selfish. Anything that can be rightly asked in Christ’s name will be granted (John 14:13-14); and there is no other limit
God - ...
The question we have to ask ourselves is, What did the apostles teach about God? Or rather, in order not to beg any question (since it is obviously impossible in this article to discuss problems of date and authorship), we must ask, What do the books of the NT teach about God?...
the Slothful Servant Who Hid His Lord's Money - He is here today and there tomorrow, and he has no heart to tackle a serious task of any kind. You never ask him how he supplies the loss of divine service, or what means he takes to preserve himself in a state of piety. She dresses you for church, you ask her for what you want, and then you leave her to have as little religion as she pleases
Prayer - Our cf6 "Father knoweth what things we have need of before we ask Him"; "we know not what things we should pray for as we ought" (Matthew 6:8; Romans 8:26). cf6 "Thy will be done," (Matthew 6:10) and "if we ask anything according to His will" (1 John 5:14-15), is the limitation. The kind of prayer in each dispensation corresponds to its character: simple, childlike, asking for the needs of the family, in the patriarchal dispensation (Genesis 15:2-3; Genesis 17:18; Genesis 25:21; Genesis 24:12-14; Genesis 18:23-32, which however is a larger prayer, namely, for Sodom; Genesis 20:7; Genesis 20:17). Doing His will, and asking according to His will, are the conditions of acceptable prayer (1 John 3:22; Matthew 6:6; James 5:16); also persevering importunity in prayer for ourselves, taught in the parable of the importunate widow; as importunity in intercession for others, that the Lord would give us the right spiritual food to set before them, is taught in that of the borrowed loaves (Luke 18:1, etc
Joseph And Mary - And this, I feel sure, was the Scripture appointed to be read in the synagogue that day: "Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above
Reuben - Bathsheba did not scruple to ask Abishag for Adonijah, and Solomon did not object on moral grounds ( 1 Kings 2:1-46 )
Obadiah - Obadiah knew him and reverently fell on his face saying, "art thou that my lord Elijah?"...
The suddenness of his appearing and Obadiah's past avoidance of direct contact with him for prudence sake made him ask in order to be sure he was not making a mistake
Vain - ’ Such expressions set forth the contrast between Jesus’ teaching of the Divine Fatherhood and the low conceptions about God on which the prayers of the heathen were founded, and give point to the precept, ‘Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him’ (Matthew 6:8)
Son of Man - On being asked concerning Jesus who was crucified, he answered in a loud voice, ‘Why do ye ask me about Jesus the Son of Man? He is now sitting in the heavens, on the right hand of the great Power, and is about to come on the clouds of heaven’ (Historia Ecclesiastica (Eusebius, etc
Gospels, the - In this gospel only we have the parable of the good Samaritan, teaching that grace does not ask the question, "who is my neighbour?" for all men are neighbours; and here only we get the parable of the lost sheep, the lost piece of money, and the prodigal son: it is God seeking the lost
Veil - ...
I pause over this view of the subject to ask my own heart, while I desire the reader to consult his own also, whether this treatment may not in the present hour be too often shewn to the church, the spouse of Christ, in numberless instances of the individual members of his mystical body, when ministers, watchmen, and keepers of the walls of Zion, instead of strengthening seeking souls in the Lord Jesus's blood and righteousness, are taking away their confidence in him, to direct them in seeking somewhat in themselves
Basket (2) - BASKET. —All four Evangelists, in narrating the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand, describe the baskets in which the fragments were placed as κόφινοι (Matthew 14:20 = Mark 6:43 = Luke 9:17 = John 6:13); while the two who report the other miracle of feeding the four thousand, state that the fragments were placed in σπυρίδες (Matthew 15:37 = Mark 8:8). The baskets used on the one occasion differed either in size, shape, or material from those used on the other (cf. ...
‘Basket’ occurs in the Authorized and Revised Versions Gospels in the above passages only. The older English versions use the confusing rendering of ‘baskets’ for both words, except that Wyclif has ‘coffyns’ and ‘leepis. ’ By ‘coffyn’ he evidently meant a small basket. hand-baskets. Davidson (NT, 1875) at Mark 8:19-20 has ‘basketfuls’ for κοφίνους and ‘walletsful’ for σπυριδων, as if he had found τηρῶν. This fact at once excludes wallets or hand-baskets. ...
(1) κόφινος is said to be derived from κόττω; but this appears to be more than doubtful, and the grammarians considered it less Attic than ἅρριχοτ, which was clearly a wicker or flag basket. Certainly in the two latter passages a small basket, carried in the hand, or on the head, would suit the contexts. ]'>[7] 1625, lines 44–46, it is clearly a corn-basket of a recognized size; cf. 6 it occurs as a dung-basket (see the Latin cophinus in Columella, as cited above). It is generally connected with στεῖρα = anything twisted (Vulgate sporta, of which the diminutives sportella and sportula occur, as small fruit or provision-baskets). Hence Greswell thought that before Pentecost, the season of wheat harvest, when the second miracle took place, the disciples were able to use corn-baskets, while the first miracle happening before Passover time, they used another kind of basket! Besides the improbability of this, we may note that there is no proof that in either case the baskets belonged to or were carried about by the disciples, for they may have been borrowed when needed. John 4:8; John 4:31; John 4:40, Luke 9:52); and (b) he also mentions Greswell’s theory, that the disciples carried these baskets in order to sleep in them sub dio. Fish-baskets were specially so made (ἀτὸ σχοιαἰων τλεγμάτων εἰς ὑποδοχὴν ἰχθὺων, Etym. ), as rush-baskets are used in London. ...
Meyer considered the difference between σπυρίς and κόφινος to lie not in size, but in κόφινος being a general term, and σπυρίς specially a food-basket. In his reply he says: ‘In Asia Minor and in Constantinople our porters call κὁφινος that big and deep basket in which they carry different things. Σπυρίς is a smaller and round and shallow basket. ’...
One might ask whether the στυρἰς of Acts 9:25 is not an error of memory on the part of St
Fulness - This active sense must be accented in Matthew 9:16, Mark 2:21, where τὸ πλήρωμα can only mean the patch that fills the hole in the worn-out garment; in Mark 8:20, where σπνρίδων πληρώματα inevitably means ‘basketfuls’; in 1 Corinthians 10:26, where ‘the earth and the pleroma thereof’ cannot be made to signify anything else than ‘the earth and all that it contains,’ the abundance that fills it. The Church, redeemed humanity in its vital spiritual unity, grown at last to a ‘perfect man,’ to the ‘fulness of Christ,’ which is the ‘fulness of God’; God thus possessing in man the fulfilment of His eternal purpose, His perfect image, the consummate organ of His Spirit-even this is possible to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20)
Firstborn - (Exodus 12:29; Exo 13:2)...
I do not presume to speak with any confidence upon the subject; but I would very humbly ask, Is there not somewhat wonderfully striking in this appointment of the Lord? The Passover that was then observed, we have authority to say, was altogether typical of Christ; for God the Holy Ghost declared by Paul the apostle, that Christ, "our passover, was sacrificed for us
Merciful, Mercy - Hence they are to pray boldly for mercy, Hebrews 4:16 , and if for themselves, it is seemly that they should ask for mercy for one another, Galatians 6:16 ; 1 Timothy 1:2 . ...
B — 3: ἱλάσκομαι (Strong's #2433 — Verb — hilaskomai — hil-as'-kom-ahee ) in profane Greek meant "to conciliate, appease, propitiate, cause the gods to be reconciled;" their goodwill was not regarded as their natural condition, but as something to be earned. The making of this expiation [2], with its effect in the mercy of God (a) is what is expressed in hilaskomai. uses the compound verb exilaskomai, e
Idol, Idolatry - When they buy food at the market or eat at the house of pagan friends, they have no need to ask whether the food has been offered to idols
Son of Man - On being asked concerning Jesus who was crucified, he answered in a loud voice, ‘Why do ye ask me about Jesus the Son of Man? He is now sitting in the heavens, on the right hand of the great Power, and is about to come on the clouds of heaven’ (Historia Ecclesiastica (Eusebius, etc
Fulness - This active sense must be accented in Matthew 9:16, Mark 2:21, where τὸ πλήρωμα can only mean the patch that fills the hole in the worn-out garment; in Mark 8:20, where σπνρίδων πληρώματα inevitably means ‘basketfuls’; in 1 Corinthians 10:26, where ‘the earth and the pleroma thereof’ cannot be made to signify anything else than ‘the earth and all that it contains,’ the abundance that fills it. The Church, redeemed humanity in its vital spiritual unity, grown at last to a ‘perfect man,’ to the ‘fulness of Christ,’ which is the ‘fulness of God’; God thus possessing in man the fulfilment of His eternal purpose, His perfect image, the consummate organ of His Spirit-even this is possible to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20)
Hebrews, Epistle to - When we ask ourselves the question, Who were the people addressed in this Epistle?, we are again met with a confusing variety of opinion. We are thus reduced to the balancing of probabilities in selecting an objective for our Epistle, and in so doing we have to ask ourselves the much canvassed question, What were the antecedents of the readers? Were they Gentile or Jewish converts? Until a comparatively recent date it was believed universally that the writer had Jewish Christians before his mind
Golden Rule - It is equally true, however, that the good life is impossible without prayer; the Father hears us when we ask His help, ‘ the most difficult duties of unselfish brotherly love to men become possible to us’ (Dykes, of the King, p. ); on the other hand, it is to disciples whose lives are fruitful that the promise of receiving what they ask is given (v. Hillel’s concise reply to a Gentile inquirer who asked to be taught the whole Law while standing on one foot, was, ‘What is hateful to thee, do not unto thy fellow-man; this is the whole law, the rest is mere commentary’ (Bab. 21) tells us that Aristotle was asked how we should act towards our friends, and replied: ‘as we would they should act to us. But when the crucial question is asked: How is the ideal perfection to be attained? the reply is that utility enjoins, ‘as the means of making the nearest approach to this ideal,’ that (1) ‘laws of social arrangements,’ and (2) ‘education and opinion’ should strive to ‘establish in the mind of every individual an indissoluble association between his own happiness and the good of the whole’ (op. Tasker
Paul's Great Heaviness And Continual Sorrow of Heart - Bernard because he rode a whole day along the shores of the lake of Geneva with his monk's cowl so drawn down over his eyes that he had to ask his host at sunset where that famous water was which he had heard so many people talking so much about. "...
Why are the ungodly generally so jocund? asks Thomas Shepard. And a little after that, this pungentest of preachers goes on to ask why the truly godly are ofttimes so much more sad and melancholy than other people? And among other deep answers he supplies himself and us with this deep answer,-It is not because they are too godly that they are so sad, but because they are not far more godly
the Angel of the Church in Sardis - Milton did all his work from his youth up under his great Taskmaster's eye. Only his taskmaster was the great crowds that hung on his elaborated orations. And one of the best proofs of its improvement was this, that his parishioners began to come to ask guidance from him in the things of their souls. "How do you manage to keep yourself alive, then?" I asked an old saint who is in a case not unlike those few names in Sardis. " I did not ask her, but I suppose she meant that the thought of her son in his constant danger made her life of intercessory prayer in his behalf perfect before God, and all Spurgeon's readers will bear her out about his sermons
Capital Punishment - The modern student of Scripture must ask if cases in our society really find parallels in biblical society
Perseverance - But, one may ask, how does this occur? Do not many rebel at suffering, and even curse God? Here the end of the process is in view, what suffering finally achieves
Fruit (2) - ...
(a) Jesus descries Himself (Matthew 21, Luke 20) under the figure of the Son whom the Master of the Vineyard sends to ask fruit of the husbandman
Announcements of Death - They were sorry (Matthew 17:23), but afraid to ask Jesus (Luke 9:45). It is in the last journey to Jerusalem that the Pharisees ask when the kingdom of God comes (Luke 17:20). James and John and their mother (Matthew 20:20, Mark 10:35) seem hardly able to wait for the Master to cease telling about His death before they come and ask for the chief positions in the temporal kingdom for which they are still looking. Waiving their ignorance, He asked if they could drink His cup of death and take His baptism of blood (Matthew 20:22, Mark 10:38)
John, the Gospel by - " He was going to the Father, and whatever they should ask in the Son's name the Father would do. And further, "If ye shall ask anything in my name I will do it. ...
He would ask the Father, who would give them another Comforter, the Spirit of truth, who would remain with them for ever: He would be in them
Exodus, Theology of - God reveals that he is the same deity that the patriarchs knew (3:6), is concerned with the deliverance of Israel (3:7-9), and wants to use Moses in the task (3:10). Moses supposes that the people are going to ask God's name. Exodus 15:11 asks, "Who is like you, majestic in holiness?" At the burning bush, Moses is warned to take off his sandals because the area is "holy ground" (3:5). He has brought them out of Egypt, saving them, and now asks for their obedience to his instructions (20:2). As the people draw nearer to the deity who has been working in their behalf, they fear for themselves and ask Moses to continue to intercede for them (20:18-21)
Vine, Allegory of the - United to Him in close communion, they will obtain whatsoever they ask (John 15:7). On the other hand, when it is remembered that the ‘and I in you’ of John 15:4 contains a promise, and that in John 15:7 the two clauses together embrace the condition upon which the promise which immediately follows (‘ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you’) depends, there seems good ground for taking the clause ‘and my words abide in you’ as a more definite statement of what is involved in our abiding in Christ; while the promise which immediately succeeds may be regarded as presenting under a new aspect what is meant by Christ’s abiding in us
Bride - The suitor himself, or his father, sent a messenger to the father of the woman, to ask her in marriage. Thus, we find Shechem bargaining with Jacob and his sons for Dinah: "Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me, I will give: ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me; but give me the damsel to wife," Genesis 34:2
Conversion - The truth of the gospel causes concern and leads people to ask the question asked of Simon Peter after his Pentecost sermon, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:37 )
Joel - Son of Samuel who became an evil judge, leading Israel's leaders to ask Samuel to give them a king, thus introducing kingship as a form of government for Israel
Promise - The apostle Paul will later ask whether the promises have nullified the law (Romans 3:31 )
Manifestation - And in that secret miracle, apparently unperceived at the time, and discovered only when there was an opportunity to ask the servants, He manifested forth His glory. He never would work a miracle for the sake of astonishing men, though He was often asked to do so (Matthew 12:38 ff; Matthew 16:1 ff. When asked how He could appear to the men who loved Him and yet not to the world, He replies that in the first place the man who loves Him will keep His word, i
Abgar - Wherefore I have written to thee to ask thee that thou wouldest take the trouble to come even to me and heal the disease which I have
Advocate - (Job 33:24; Isaiah 42:21; Matthew 17:5; Romans 3:25) Now, then, let me pause, and ask, Hath not this almighty advocate a right to plead for his own rights, and those of his people in him? Was it not an absolute promise, in the charter of grace, that "when he had made his soul an offering for sin, he should see of the travail of his soul, and be satisfied?" (Isaiah 53:10-11) And shall not the blessed Jesus stand up and plead for the fulfilment of those promises? Hath he, indeed, given himself as the sinner's surety "an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour?" and can he rest satisfied, till he hath brought all his ransomed people around him in glory?...
Moreover, there is one point more to be considered in this subject of Christ's advocacy, which we have not yet even glanced at, though it forms a principal object, for which the Lord Jesus carries on his high priestly office, in the court of heaven, namely, the destruction of all his enemies, and the enemies of his dear people
John - We pray sometimes, or we pretend to pray; but do we ever set ourselves to prepare our hearts for the mercy-seat by strenuous meditation on who and what we are; on who and what He is to whom we pretend to pray; and on what it is we are to say, and do, and ask, and receive? We may never have heard of Philo, but we all belong to his barren school. And when he was asked why he always said that, and never said any more than that, he always replied, "Because this is our Lord's sole commandment, and if we all fulfil this, nothing more is needed
Parents (2) - ‘Reverence and submission—that the parent has a right to obtain from the children; support, forbearance, and protection—that the children on their part have a right to ask from the parent’ (A
Petrus ii., Archbaptist of Alexandria - "I ask your advice," he writes, "under the trouble that has befallen me: what ought I to do, when Timotheus gives himself out for a bishop, that in this character he may with more boldness injure others and infringe the laws of the Fathers? For he chose to anathematize me, with the bps
Theodoricus, the Ostrogoth - 8) to Zeno to ask his permission to assume the royal robes
Vigilantius - But Vigilantius was brought to confess himself in the wrong and to ask pardon (Hieron. ...
The points against which he argues are four: (1) The superstitious reverence paid to the remains of holy men, which were carried round in the church assemblies in gold vessels or silken wrappings to be kissed, and the prayers in which their intercession was asked; (2) the late and frequent watchings at the basilicas of the martyrs, from which scandals constantly arose, the burning of numerous tapers, which was a heathen practice, the stress laid on the miracles performed at the shrines, which, Vigilantius maintained, were of use only to unbelievers; (3) the sending of alms to Jerusalem, which might better have been given to the poor in each diocese, and generally the monkish habit of divesting oneself of possessions which should be administered as a trust by the possessor; and (4) the special virtue attributed to the unmarried state. The clergy who were fostering the practices impugned by him found their people imbibing his opinions, and two of them, Desiderius and Riparius, wrote to Jerome, representing the opinions of Vigilantius and asking for his advice
Christianity - What then, we ask, does all this prove, but that the Scriptures are worthy of God, and propose the very ends which rendered a revelation necessary? Of the whole system of practical religion which it contains we may say, as of that which is embodied in our Lord's sermon on the mount, in the words of one, who, in a course of sermons on that divine composition, has entered most deeply into its spirit, and presented a most instructive delineation of the character which it was intended to form: "Behold Christianity in its native form, as delivered by its great Author. But we may ask farther, What success has it had on the mind of man, as it respects his eternal welfare? How many thousands have felt its power, rejoiced in its benign influence, and under its dictates been constrained to devote themselves to the glory and praise of God! Burdened with guilt, incapable of finding relief from human resources, the mind has here found peace unspeakable in beholding that sacrifice which alone could atone for transgression. And now, without adding any more to this argument, we may ask, How could the Christian religion have thus prevailed had it not been introduced by the power of God and of truth? And it has been supported in the world by the same power through a course of many ages, amidst the treachery of its friends, the opposition of its enemies, the dangers of prosperous periods, and the persecutions and violence of adverse circumstances; all which must have destroyed it, if it had not been founded in truth, and guarded by the protection of an almighty Providence
Lord's Supper - Children then were allowed to ask the meaning of the service, and the cup was passed round and drunk
Devil - He dared ask even the son of God to worship him as he tempted Jesus (Matthew 4:9 )
Questions And Answers - —A full examination of the questions asked and the answers given by Jesus would involve a general consideration of the methods He employed in His teaching, and in meeting the difficulties of His hearers. Every good teacher must adopt the plan, associated for classical students with the name of Socrates, of using questions to make his hearers define their own position and ideas, and to help them to see clearly the admitted fundamental principles which underlie the discussion; and he will further find in the questions they ask, since they give him an insight into the way in which their minds are working, opportunities for emphasizing, explaining, or developing his teaching according to their requirements. According to Mark 6:38, Jesus asked the disciples, before the feeding of the 5000, ‘How many loaves have ye?’ This question is omitted in Mt. ) relates that Christ asked a similar question of Philip on the same occasion, ‘Whence are we to buy loaves, that these may eat?’ But the Evangelist is careful to show that he does not understand this to be simply a request for information, by adding, ‘And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Christ often asked a question also in order to make men draw their own conclusions from His parables: cf. Again, Jesus often asked questions to lead men to an exact understanding of the circumstances connected with a question addressed to Himself, or with a request asked of Him: Mark 10:3 (contrast Matthew 19:7) leads to a clear statement of the position of the Mosaic Law in regard to divorce, and enables Christ to contrast with it the higher law of God; Mark 10:38 = Matthew 20:22 corrects the false notions of the sons of Zebedee in regard to the Messianic Kingdom; cf
Remnant - ...
One might ask, of course, how it is that God holds with the remnant, which is usually the small rather than the large body, the minority rather than the majority
Augustinus, Archbaptist of Canterbury - Before the synod assembled, they proposed to ask the advice of an aged hermit whether they ought to change the traditions of their fathers. "Yes," replied the old man, "if the new-comer be a man of God?" "But how," they asked, "are we to know whether he be a man of God?" "The Lord hath said," was the reply, "'Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly. " "Nay, but how are we to know this?" they asked again
Bosom - John as leaning back (ἀναπεσών) on Jesus’ breast to ask Him a question, a different word (στῆθος) is employed (John 13:21, cf
Idatius (3), Author of Well-Known Chronicle - In 431 the rule of the Suevi had become so intolerable that Idatius was sent by the Gallician provincials to Aetius in Gaul to ask for help
Faith - "Whatsoever ye ask the Father in my name," that is, in dependence upon my interest and merits, "he shall give it you
Solomon - The night following, God appeared to him in a dream, and said, "Ask of me what thou wilt
Joseph - ...
They went down a second time, and again the question was, "Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake, is he yet alive?" More he could not venture to ask, while he was yet in his disguise
Premeditation - The Saviour of men foresees His task—its glories, and its awful cost. The first impulse of the Unjust Steward is to ask ‘What shall I do?’, and to form his plan which, though immoral in itself, shows a careful foresight that in its higher thought and morality is too often lacking in the Christian disciple; ‘The children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light’ (Luke 16:1-8)
Restoration - Every lover of his kind, and everyone who has caught something of the spirit of the Lord Christ, is compelled, for his own mental and spiritual satisfaction, to ask, What is to be the issue of all this complex life of man, the beginnings of which we see on the earth, the final issue when the Divine purpose concerning the race is accomplished? And naturally the Scriptures of the NT are eagerly scanned to discover what declarations are there made, or hints given, respecting the issue. In examining, first, our Lord’s own teaching, which we take as fundamental in the consideration of the question, it must be clearly understood what we are to ask concerning it
Kingdom Kingdom of God - -If we now ask why the idea of kingship as applied to Christ finds so little space in the literature of the Epistles, the answer must be manifold. -If we now ask what ideas the writers of the Apostolic Age attached to the term ‘Kingdom of God’ or ‘of Christ,’ the answer must be that for them as in the teaching of Christ in the Gospels it is a term to symbolize the inexpressible-that is to say, the future blessedness of the redeemed. If any one of these writers had been asked whether the Kingdom was now present, he would have answered, No. If he had been further asked what that Kingdom would be, or in what relation it would stand to this present world, he would probably have answered that nearly all that constitutes this present world would have vanished-imperfection, sin, death; and that as to the nature of the new world he could say but little save that Christ would be there, and that His servants would serve Him, and that that was enough for anyone to know
James Epistle of - And if any lack wisdom [3], let him ask … (James 1:5), but let him ask in faith’ (James 1:5)
Pharaoh - And as the reading went on King Ahasuerus would stop them and would ask them, What honour and what reward have been done to Mordecai for all this? And then when the king's ministers answered him that nothing had been done, the first orders that the king gave in the morning were that Mordecai and all his descendants should be set straightway among the men whom the king delighted to honour. Therefore, they did set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. But Moses and Aaron! Why, they should have been at their tasks! Who are they, to come like ambassadors to me? No; to your bricks and to your burdens, you Moses and Aaron! And if only your minister were some great one, it would go so much better with him and with you. We would have said that it was a very promising and a very hopeful state of mind in Pharaoh to ask for some proof of the divine embassy of Moses and Aaron, and then he would obey. That was all that was asked of Pharaoh for the time; and, had he not been filled full from his cradle with the ignorance and arrogance of his ancestors, Moses and he would soon have come to terms, and Egypt and Israel would have been friends and allies to this day. But Pharaoh took a wrong turn and a false step when lie still asked for evidence where he should have offered obedience; and that wrong turn and that false step laid him at last in the bottom of the Red Sea. Do the will of God in the thing that lies nearest you, and in the thing that God has been so long asking of you; do it; resolve to do it; begin to do it tonight and before tomorrow; and then all past miracles in Egypt and in Israel, and all present providences and all coming experiences, will all work together to soften your heart and thus to strengthen and assure your faith. Do, they advised Pharaoh-do what is asked of thee, and let the people go. And, as I know, there were some men present here that New Year's day who were so touched and so taken with that striking counsel of A Kempis that they asked for a respite for that year
Abraham - The great office of a friend is to try our thoughts by the measure of his judgments; to task the wholesomeness of our designs and purposes by the feelings of his heart; to protect us from the solitary and selfish part of our nature; to speak to and to call out those finer and better parts of our nature which the customs of this world stifle; and to open up to us a career worthy of our powers. ...
Well then, we see this, to begin with, that God appeared and asked of Abram a service; a kind of service, and an amount and a degree of service, that He has never needed to ask the like of it again of any other man, if we except the Man Christ Jesus. Abraham immediately, unquestioningly, cheerfully, joyfully arose and went out to do and to be all that God had asked him to do and had promised him to be. Have you given Jesus Christ full scope to His life and death for you? Has this Man laid down His life for you? He has, if you have ever asked Him to do it. If there is a famine of bread and water where corn and wine had been promised and expected; or if the laughters and the shouts of baptized children are silent where they would have been as the voices of God's angels to you,-what then? Then thy God will descend into thine heart, and He will ask: Am I not more to thee than sons and daughters? Is My love not better to thee than corn and wine? Am I, and My salvation, and that city of Mine which hath foundations, not more to be desired by thee than all else that I could give thee? Till you will find it in your bereaved and broken heart to say to Him henceforth and continually, Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee
Confess, Confession - Secured for us eternally in our justification by faith, forgiveness is always provided, but we are to ask for it ( Matthew 6:12,14 ), as we confess our sins
James, the Letter - True wisdom comes from God and is available to those who ask in faith, not doubting (1669692579_85 ). Avoid acting selfishly instead of asking God (James 4:1-3 )
Predestination - The specific references in Romans 9:5 and Romans 9:11 fit in this context if we do not draw them out of place and ask first what it means that we were predestined before the foundation of the world according to God's will. Meanwhile, the task of the church is to confront all persons with Christ
Fall, the - He had but to ask the question: Did God really say you must not eat from any tree in the garden? The question, as framed, led Eve to respond in such a way that she began to doubt God's goodness and reliability; she added, "you must not touch it
Duty - What his motives were we do not ask; we do not inquire how he felt in the execution of his task, or what manner of man he was
Euphemius, Patriarch of Constantinople - Theodoric had become master of Italy, and in 493 sent Faustus and Irenaeus to the emperor Anastasius to ask to peace. He asked Euphemius in confidence to beg the bishops at Constantinople (there were always bishops coming and going to and from the metropolis) to pray for peace and thus furnish him with an opportunity of entering on negotiations
Exodus - While thus a second time encamped at Kadesh, Moses sent to the king of Idumaea, to ask liberty to pass through his dominions, that is, through the chain of mountains (mount Seir) lying along the eastern side of the great valley El-Arabah
Pity - John was given the task of presenting the life of Christ upon earth in all its eternal meaning. The delay in giving the prompt relief which pity would ask for is explained by ‘Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus’ (John 11:5)
Adam - But when I come to the end of my reading-Is that all? I ask. I am compelled by all my experience and all my observation to ask, Is that all? Is that your very last word to me? Then, if that is all, I must still go in search of a philosophy of nature and of man that understands me, and accounts for me, and has, if so be, a more comprehensive, a more scientific, a more profound, and a more consoling message to me. And his blessed task was set to Adam in his own heart. And what more blessed task could have been set by God to man than to till, and water, and dress, and keep, and reap his own heart for God? And that the serpent came in all his malignity mid subtlety and sowed tares in that mystical garden-that should only have given God's son and servant an embraced opportunity and an occasion of all joy to show to God and to the serpent, to heaven and to hell, how much he loved and feared God for all that God had done for him. '...
In one of William Law's finest dialogues Theophilus asks his pupil Humanus how he would set about convincing a man of his fallen estate
Lord's Prayer, the - His prayer life caused one of His disciples to ask for instruction in prayer, as John the Baptist had given his disciples. It is asking God for something
Divination - "...
Daniel was made "master of the magicians" (Daniel 5:11); chokmim , wise men, our wizards (Exodus 7:11);" sorcerers" (mekaskphim ), "mutterers of magic formulae" (Isaiah 47:9-12). and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it" (1 Chronicles 10:13). " Saul's inconsistency is convicted by Samuel: "wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the Lord is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?" If God was departed from him he should have been the more afraid to increase Jehovah's displeasure by breaking the laws in consulting the dead, as if they were less under God's control than the living
Fall - Today sinners still ask if God for “no good reason” keeps us from enjoying something He made. God pursued, asking, “where art thou” (Genesis 3:9 )
Ascension of Jesus Christ - They ask him if this is the time that he will restore the kingdom to Israel
Jehoshaphat - "He feared, set himself to seek Jehovah, and proclaimed a fast throughout Judah," so that "out of all the cities they came to ask help of Jehovah
Immanuel - In both cases we ask why the language is so needlessly ambiguous
Stone - —One of the most self-evident proofs that Jesus ever gave of the Heavenly Father’s love and the reality of prayer, lay in the question, ‘What man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone?’ (Matthew 7:9)
Ave Maria - An interesting example of its use is given by Maskell (Monumenta Ritualia, ii. —Addis and Arnold, A Catholic Dictionary, 1897; Wright and Neil, A Protestant Dictionary, 1904; Bodington, Books of Devotion, 1903; Procter, A History of the Book of Common Prayer, 1884; Maskell, Monumenta Ritualia, 1846; the Breviarium Romanum; The Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Preface), Percival & Co. And among those who came into more incidental contact with Him by simple inquiry or importunate need, Nicodemus was attracted by the persuasion that He was a teacher come from God (John 3:2); an admission to the same effect was made on one occasion by the Pharisees and Herodians (Mark 12:14); the chief priests and scribes were driven to assign a Satanic origin to His unquestionable power (Matthew 12:24); while the Pharisees reached a stage in their controversy with Him after which no man durst ask Him any question (Matthew 22:46, Mark 12:34)
End - More often, this word represents the peoples who live outside the territory of Israel: “Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the [2] of the earth for thy possession” ( Philemon Epistle to - ’ Finally, as if apologizing, with winning courtesy and confidence, for the injustice he has been doing to Philemon through superabundant intercession, ‘I well know,’ he declares, ‘that thou wilt perform even beyond what I ask
Perfect Perfection - ‘If we ask ourselves under what special aspects completeness is contemplated in ἄρτιος, it would be safe to answer that it is not as the presence only of all the parts which are necessary for that completeness, but involves further the adaptation and aptitude of these parts for the ends which they were designed to serve’ (R. Tasker
Christ in Mohammedan Literature - ’...
Then Mary said to Gabriel: ‘If people ask how the child was born, what shall I reply?’ He said: ‘Say, “I have seen no man, I am fasting; I speak with none about it. ’ She replied: ‘I am fasting to-day, whatever you want to know, ask the child. ’ They became very angry, and said: ‘How shall we speak to the infant?’ However, they asked him the circumstances of his birth. ’ Then they asked for a miracle. He then asked him how he supported the statement he had made. Jesus asked what miracles were called for. Salman al-Farisi says that when all the sick in Nasibin were healed, the people asked Jesus to raise the dead. ’ Jesus wished to pray for his life, but Shem said: ‘Again I must die, I have no wish to live on, if you will ask God to have mercy on me. Then Jesus, when going on the way, asked a shepherd to feed him, who said: ‘Tell one of my men to slay a sheep that it may be cooked. ’ Then Jesus asked the Jew where the two loaves were. At the next stage he had a calf killed, and they all ate of it, and again he restored the calf to life and gave it back to its owner, and again asked the Jew where the two loaves were
Herod - Herodias having gained this first step, like her prototype Jezebel, found the next step an easy one; at the first "convenient day" (his birthday, which he observed with the Herodian characteristic aping of Roman ways, in defiance of Jewish abhorrence of the pagan custom) when Herod made a supper to his lords, and Herodias' daughter by dancing so pleased him that he promised to give whatever she might ask, Herodias prompted her to ask for John's head
Proverbs - ‘What man is there of you who, if his son shall ask of him a loaf, will give him a serpent; or if he shall ask an egg, will give him a scorpion?’ (Matthew 7:10)
Prophecy, Prophet - Some of them were advisers to kings and officials, so that leaders could ask God’s directions when they faced important decisions (2 Samuel 7:1-3; 2 Samuel 24:11-12; 1 Kings 22:6-8; 2 Kings 19:1-7; Jeremiah 38:14-17)
Lazarus - Martha's faith had now become stronger; so she says, "Lord, I know that even now whatsoever Thou wilt ask of God, God will give it Thee (more buoyant in spirit than Mary, and cherishing even now a vague hope of her brother's restoration)
Violence - The hindrances are like a hostile army round a city which must be broken through with force; the same strenuous effort is required which is commanded in such passages as ‘strive (ἀγωνίζεσθε) to enter in by the narrow door’ (Luke 13:24), ‘ask, seek, and knock’ (Matthew 7:7), ‘fight the good fight of the faith’ (ἀγωνίζου, 1 Timothy 6:12), ‘so run that ye may attain’ (1 Corinthians 9:24), ‘contend earnestly for the faith’ (ἐπαγωμίζεσθαι, Judges 1:3)
Light And Darkness - When he asks in another Epistle, ‘What communion hath light with darkness?’ (2 Corinthians 6:14), the words that precede show that it is the antithesis between righteousness and unrighteousness that is in his thoughts. And if they should ask for a definite test by which the moral life may be judged and its relationship to light or darkness determined, he refers them to the new commandment which the Lord has given (1 John 2:7 f
Balaam - "...
Balak, not discouraged by Balaam's refusal, sent again to him: and the wretch, earnest to go, pretended again to ask the Lord's leave
Elisha - 'Ask what I shall do for thee,' said Elijah, 'before I be taken away from thee. What Elisha really asked for was simply the fulfilment of what had been already promised him when Elijah's mantle fell on his shoulders. And thus it is that, when it is put to him, Elisha simply, and dutifully, and humbly asks that the divine law of adoption and primogeniture may immediately begin to hold and to take effect in his spiritual sonship to the departing prophet
Abel - Give names; and ask if God has another case like yours in all His Book
Lucianus, a Famous Satirist - Thus he subsisted for some time; but at length, having done something contrary to their laws (I believe it was eating food forbidden amongst them), he was reduced to want, and forced to retract his donation to the city, and to ask for his estate again, and issued a process in the name of the emperor to recover it; but the city sent messages to him commanding him to remain where he was, and be satisfied
Nathanael - But, like Mary’s ‘How shall this be?’ (Luke 1:34), his question does not so much ask for proof as express astonishment
John the Apostle - He and Peter followed Jesus when apprehended, while the rest fled (John 18:15), even as they had both together been sent to prepare the Passover (Luke 22:8) the evening before, and as it was to John reclining in Jesus' bosom (compare Song of Solomon 8:3; Song of Solomon 8:6) that Peter at the supper made eager signs to get him to ask our Lord who should be the traitor (John 13:24). " When asked why he kept repeating the same words he replied, "because this is the Lord's command, and enough is done when this is done
Elisha - Only when Abraham ceased to ask did God cease to grant (Genesis 18). " Seeing her now approaching from a distance, Elisha sent Gehazi to meet her and ask, "Is it well with thee? . ...
He further asked God's pardon if, when in attendance on the Syrian king, he bowed in Rimmon's temple as a mark of respect to his master's religious feeling, not to the idol
Bible - ’ When we ask why the Gr. ...
If now we ask not what was the first complete book of the OT, but what was the first portion of the OT actually written, it is not easy to give a reply. 382) the task of preparing a reliable Latin version of the Bible
Galatia - Weiss, Clemen, Belser, Gifford, Bartlet, Bacon, askwith, Rendall, Weber. What more natural, ask the South Galatian theorists, than that this much-frequented district should become the storm-centre of a Judaistic controversy, and that the Apostle should write the most militant and impassioned of all his letters in defence of the spiritual liberty of the converts of his pioneer mission? On the North Galatian theory, the founding of churches, say in Pessinus, Ancyra, and Tavium, and their subsequent development, had much more to do with the extension and triumph of apostolic Christianity among the Gentiles-which was St. ask with (The Epistle to the Gal
Immanuel - With these considerations in mind we may approach the question, What message was the sign intended to convey? When Ahaz had been bidden ask a sign, the object was to convince him that his enemies would be overthrown and their alliance against him come to nought. It may be argued that Ahaz’ refusal to ask a sign introduced a new element into the situation, especially after the warning in Isaiah 7:9; and if he rejected a sign assuring him of deliverance, it would not be strange if he received one that was ominous of disaster
Annunciation, the - Yet she does not, like Zacharias, ask for proof (Luke 1:18). ...
Although Mary does not ask for an explanation or a sign, Gabriel gives both in a third utterance. ...
As to the sign, which was granted unasked, Mary receives one which is as convincing as the one given to Zacharias, but much more gracious
Paul the Apostle - ...
One is tempted to ask, Was, then, St. Questions were then asked about the Person of Christ and about the Church as a whole, as we see in the Third Group. But we may here ask what we are to think of St
History - The testimony of these eyewitnesses calls one to believe beyond mere evidence; they did not, however, ask one to believe against the evidence
the Unprofitable Servant - If you have been bold enough to be numbered among the true successors of the apostles you have taken up a task that makes self-satisfaction for ever impossible to you. Well may Paul ask, Where is boasting then? And well may he answer himself, It is excluded
Sacrifice - The unpleasant task of killing the animal (which was carried out beside the altar, not on it) reminded them of the horror of sin (Leviticus 1:11). They still provided a means of communication by which repentant sinners could approach God, express their repentance and ask God’s forgiveness
Hospitality - After three days, or, some say, three days and four hours, the host may ask if he proposes to honour him by a longer stay. Fearing this might not be agreeable to a European, the chief’s son, who presided in his father’s absence, with innate Arab courtesy, asked him to cup with him in the sheik’s tent
Prophecy, Prophets - He was able to see into the future by vision (1 Samuel 3:11-14 ) and to ask God for thunder and rain (1 Samuel 12:18 )
Upper Room (2) - John should ask our Lord who was the traitor, " translation="">John 13:23-24; (5) the possibility that in the ‘contention’ among the Apostles (" translation="">Luke 22:24), if this took place in connexion with the Supper and before it, Judas claimed and obtained the chief place; (6) the possibility that after our Lord’s rebuke of the ‘contention’ (" translation="">Luke 22:25-30), St
James, Theology of - Thus, it is because God gives "generously without finding fault" that Christians should not hesitate to ask him for wisdom (1:5)
Heal, Health - And when the Baptist, hearing in prison of Jesus' ministry, sent someone to ask Jesus if he was indeed the Messiah, Jesus sent back the message, "The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me" (Matthew 11:4-6 )
Jude Epistle of - If he did so because the relationship to James gave his name prestige, it might be asked why he should not have attributed it to James himself. The suggestion that it was sent to districts where Jude had laboured and was held in high regard is exposed to the difficulty that the recipients would naturally ask, How is it that we hear of this letter for the first time now that Jude has been some years dead? We are then reduced to the alternatives of admitting the authenticity, or of supposing that the identification with the Lord’s brother was no original part of the Epistle
Hosanna - What, accordingly, would the people look for at His hands? What would they ask from Him? Salvation; but salvation not on its negative side alone, of deliverance, but on its positive side as well, of fruition. ’ As given (1) absolutely, as in Mark 11:9 and John 12:13, the natural meaning of this would be an address to Christ, as Messiah, asking Him to bestow the salvation expected of Him; or, as our English hymn expresses it, ‘Bring near Thy great salvation. The sequence of the thoughts is natural: for if Jesus be once conceived of as able to save (either by His own power or by that of Him that sent Him), the next thing, obviously, for His people to do, after asking Him to exert His power in their behalf, is to rejoice that He has come, and to bless Him for coming. ’ Cornelius à Lapide takes ‘Hosanna to the Son of David’ as a prayer for Christ, offered by the people ‘asking all prosperous things for Him from God. Luke 19:37), saying, ‘Salvation to our God … and to the Lamb’—seems to be based on what happened at Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday; as if the Seer were beholding the salvation come which that day was asked, and recognized that the palm-bearers of the earthly Jerusalem were precursors of the hosts of the redeemed
Impotence - ‘Wouldest thou be made whole?’ our Lord asked, appealing to the last flicker of expectation evinced by his remaining still at the healing pool, and calling it out into new vigour and consciousness. ...
(b) Of the state or condition, manner or circumstance, range or sphere in which a person is or acts: (α) state or condition (Matthew 4:16 ‘the people which sat in darkness,’ Luke 1:75 ‘serve him in holiness and righteousness,’ John 4:23 ‘worship in spirit and truth,’ Matthew 21:22 ‘ask in prayer’); (β) manner (Matthew 13:3 ‘in parables’); (γ) occasion (Matthew 22:15 ‘ensnare him in talk,’ Luke 23:31 ‘if they do this in the green tree,’ Luke 24:35 ‘in the breaking of bread’); (δ) surrounding accompaniment (Matthew 6:29 ‘Solomon in all his glory,’ Matthew 16:28 ‘coming in his kingdom,’ Matthew 16:27 ‘in the glory of his Father’); (ε) range or sphere (John 8:21 ‘die in your sins,’ Mark 1:15 ‘believe in the gospel’ will also belong to this head, unless we admit that this is an exceptional use of πιστεύω with ἐν
Nimrod - It will be far better that each man who is intent on his own deliverance and improvement, should make up such a table of political, theological, scientific, and social controversialisms for himself, and out of his own conversation, and should, as Socrates would have taught him, ask himself, crossquestion himself even, as to what he means by them when he uses them. Let us get into the truly intellectual, truly moral, and truly religious habit of asking ourselves, and insisting on an answer from ourselves, What is that name, nickname, by-word, that I am casting abroad about my brother so loudly and so loosely? What is the original root of it in language, and in me? What does it connote, as the schools say, first in my own mind, and then in its true content, and then in my hearer's or reader's capacity? Is it fair to use such a name and nickname? Is it just? Is it true? Would I like such and such names and nicknames to be attached to me by those who are opposed to me? It is very annoying, and, indeed, exasperating, to be pulled up in that way when our eloquence and our indignation and our denunciation are in full flood. What, asks Freher at himself and at the Spirit of his Master-what is an honest, simple Christian to do amidst such a variety of sects and contentions? He is to keep out of them; and he is to thank God that he has neither the call, nor the talent, nor the temptation to enter into them
Divination - Another reference is "My people ask counsel at their stocks and their staff declareth unto them
Daniel, Book of - He heard one ask, "How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?" The reply is "a time, times, and a half " — 3-1/2 years, the last half-week of Daniel's 70 weeks
History - The testimony of these eyewitnesses calls one to believe beyond mere evidence; they did not, however, ask one to believe against the evidence
Science (2) - —We have now to inquire as to the mind of Christ in respect of the various matters discussed above, that is, we have to ask whether His standard of truth was Hebrew or modern; whether He sought to explain nature by the metaphysical or the descriptive method; whether He shared the mental characteristics of the Hebrews or not, and whether we are to assume that He held those erroneous views of nature which were common among the Hebrews. We have next to ask whether we may conclude from His recorded sayings that Jesus shared those logical characteristics which we have seen to be at the foundations of Hebrew ‘scientific’ thought
Psalms, Theology of - Clearly, those in antiquity whose task it was to preserve holy writ did not regard these titles to have the same stature as the psalmists' own words. ...
But more relevant to the task of working out the theology of the Psalter than these observations is an understanding of the functionality of biblical psalms. The second is judicial in the sense that supplicants, rather than acting vindictively, ask God to see to it that covenantal judgment is executed on perpetrators of wickedness. ...
In complaint psalms petitioners typically express the assurance that Yahweh will do what they have asked (6:8-10; 7:10; 13:5-6; 22:24; 28:6-8; 54:7; 56:13; 71:20-21; 109:31; 140:12). Furthermore, petitioners whose distress is due to personal sin would be advised to confess it and to ask for forgiveness since God's judgments on members of the covenant community can be grievous as well
Ethics (2) - And if, nevertheless, we venture upon the task, we must never lose sight of the connecting lines that run between His ethical teaching and His religious principles. Above all, the task of describing the ethical conditions of contemporary Judaism would take us beyond our allotted space, and is, moreover, beyond our capacity. Taking into consideration the writer’s date and point of view, we can quite well understand the words; but we naturally ask whether this conciliatory and conservative attitude towards the ceremonial law truly represents the mind of Jesus?...
The words about the cleansing of cups and platters, and about the tithing of mint, anise, and cummin, certainly sound so contemptuous as to compel us to ask whether Jesus set any value whatever upon the ceremonial side of the Law, and, in particular, upon the special casuistical precepts of the scribes. regarding murder and adultery; it is clear that what Jesus means is that God asks more than mere abstention from these crimes: He demands perfect self-control and integrity of heart
Jesus Christ - There is no historical task which is more important than to set forth the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, and none to which it is so difficult to do justice. On the other hand, the superlative task has its peculiar difficulties. Could Jesus, they may well have asked, be the Messiah, seeing that His mission had issued, not in the deliverance of Israel, but in its ruin? In answer to this the Gospel makes it plain that the overthrow of the Jewish State was a punishment which was foreseen by Jesus, and also that He had become the head of a vaster and more glorious kingdom than that of which, as Jewish patriots, they had ever dreamed ( Matthew 28:18-20 ). approached his task in a more consciously scientific spirit than his predecessors, and recognized an obligation to supply dates, and to sketch in the political background of the biography ( Luke 2:2 , Luke 3:1 ; Luke 3:23 ). The following are deemed by Huck to be noteworthy ( Synopse der drei ersten Evangelien 3 , 1906): ...
(1) ‘Ask great things, and the small shall be added to you; and ask heavenly things, and the earthly shall be added to you’ (Origen, de Orat
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On some occasions, at least, it was usual to ask the alms of the congregation (Matthew 6:2 ) on behalf of the poor
Revelation, Idea of - May God be known? Has he revealed himself? If he may, if he has, where? In the Christian faith this question is asked side by side with that of salvation: If this God may be known, how may I come to him? What may be known of him? translates into How may I come to know him—for myself? To put these questions alongside each other is to show how central is the question of the knowledge of God. " If we pause to ask how we are to imagine the circumstances thus described, and conclude that they are beyond our understanding when conceived as speech, we nevertheless note that here, once again, the fundamental category of divine revelation is taken to be speecheven in address to the subpersonal creation. If it is the task of evangelical theology to understand God in accordance with his own nature, as he has revealed himselfjust as it was the duty of the ancient Hebrews to order their worship of God in accordance with his revelation through Mosesthen evangelical theology will be done "according to the Scriptures
Genesis, Theology of - Since the stories in Genesis presumably circulated among the Israelites in Egypt log before Moses, one must ask what significance the stories would have had to them
God (2) - To the scribe who asked which commandment was greatest, Jesus quoted the familiar confession from Deut. Jesus taught His disciples to ask for the pardon of their sins, not on the ground of any fulfilment of the Law, any good works of any sort, but simply on the ground, as far as the human side of the pardon is concerned, that they themselves have a forgiving spirit (Matthew 6:12, Mark 11:25)
Star (2) - regards the episode of the visit of the Magi to render homage to the newborn King not so much in the light of a fulfilment of ancient prophecy, as a new prophecy ‘which indicates that the Messiah Jesus, who has been born to save His own people from their sins (Matthew 1:21), will be sought out and honoured by heathen, while the leading representatives of the religious thought and worship of Israel ask no questions concerning Him, and leave it to the tyrant, who enslaves them, to concern himself about the true King of the Jews, and then only with the object of compassing His destruction
Claims (of Christ) - What right has Jesus to speak thus? men would ask; What right to call upon us to leave our homes, our friends, our all, to follow Him? What right to bid us accept His teaching as a perfect revelation of the will of God, and His interpretation of the Law as its true fulfilling? Moral authority quickly disappears when there is no moral power at the back of it
the Mother of Zebedee's Children - Even if Christ had asked it of her, she would have shrunk from exposing her two sons to the envy and the anger and the detraction of all the ten, and of many more besides. ' And James and John left it to her, and they both knelt down beside her as she said: 'Lord, I have a certain thing to ask of Thee
the Importunate Widow - Now we are sure that Thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask Thee: for by this we believe that Thou camest forth from God
Elesbaan, a King, Hermit, And Saint of Ethiopia - 518-527), when the king of the people of Axum, being about to war against the Homeritae, sent to ask the governor of Adulis for a copy of a certain inscription; which copy Cosmas and another monk were charged to make (Migne, Patr
Lazarus - But where Lazarus laid his head at such times no one ever asked. Yes; God may have as terrible a service to ask of you, when you are ready for it, as when He asked His own Son to go down to Bethlehem, and to Nazareth, and to Gethsemane, and to Calvary. Some self-emptying and self-sacrifice like that He asked of the glorified Lazarus also, when He sent him back to Bethany which was so nigh unto Jerusalem
Mary Magdalene - Now, what are your seven scars? What are your seven abominations in your heart? What are the six things, yea seven, in your heart that the Lord hates? It is almost our whole salvation to ask and to answer that question
Elijah - Elijah then said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for thee before I be taken away from thee. Elijah answered, "Thou hast asked me a very hard thing; yet, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so
Paraclete - His ability to shield the sinning one is based upon the fact of His own righteousness, for only the righteous, whose mind is at one with the will of God, can ask God to forgive others. The leading thought underlying the passages in question, however, is in conflict with this interpretation, as Jesus is there speaking of how His disciples shall be enabled to complete their task and, as His messengers, to gather His community together. This relationship, however, lays upon them their special task-that of living and witnessing for Him, of pleading His claims, and of calling upon men to have faith in Him
Paraclete - His ability to shield the sinning one is based upon the fact of His own righteousness, for only the righteous, whose mind is at one with the will of God, can ask God to forgive others. The leading thought underlying the passages in question, however, is in conflict with this interpretation, as Jesus is there speaking of how His disciples shall be enabled to complete their task and, as His messengers, to gather His community together. This relationship, however, lays upon them their special task-that of living and witnessing for Him, of pleading His claims, and of calling upon men to have faith in Him
Multitude - Matthew 27:20 ‘the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus’—words which suggest that if left to themselves they might have listened to Pilate’s proposal, but their leaders turned the scale against Jesus
Name (2) - When He exclaims, ‘Father, glorify thy name’ (John 12:28), He is asking the Father to complete in the eyes not only of the Jewish people, but of the great Gentile world represented by those Greek seekers who now stood before Him, the manifestation of His holiness and love given in the Person and ministry of His Son. When our Lord speaks of those who ‘receive a little child in my name’ (Matthew 18:5 ||), or gives a gracious promise to the two or three who in His name are gathered together (Matthew 18:20), or assures us that whatsoever we shall ask in His name the Father will bestow (John 16:23 f
Passion Week - We may ask, indeed, whether the various colloquies of Mark 11:27 to Mark 12:44 all took place on a single day
Character of Christ - We must proceed in the case of Jesus Christ as we do in that of the great men who have forced succeeding ages to the task of understanding them, though it may well be that in the end we shall be constrained to set Him, with reasoned conviction, in a class apart, high above the greatest of men. Did Mary ask her Son what He meant? If she had asked, could He have made her understand? The words, however, while thus far removed from ontological problems, do reveal most surely what manner of child He must have been who uttered them. When we ask, further, what this principle is, which thus determines His will and unifies His life, we shall be in error if we regard it as an absolutely new idea, to be ascribed to His inventive genius
Christ in Reformation Theology - He meant not merely that the Schoolmen played with the outsides of doctrines, and asked and solved innumerable trivial questions, but also that the imposing edifice they erected was hollow within, and had nothing to do with the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Had theology undertaken the task of understanding and interpreting words like these, it would have cleared the path to new truth, and set pious souls free. Directing itself thus to experience, theology realized that its important task is not to give the metaphysical assurances about Christ’s. What have Christians to do, the Reformers asked, with a great Eternal Something, which is not the world, when they have the Father? It would have been well had their followers in after generations realized this principle, and the Church might have been spared the 17th cent. ’ In this connexion he quotes the ‘impious stanza heard in many churches’: ‘Ask the Father, command the Son,’ addressed, of course, to the Virgin; and the invocation of St. The Augsburg Confession says:...
‘The Scripture teacheth not to invoke saints, nor to ask the help of saints, because it propoundeth to us one Christ: the Mediator, Propitiatory, High Priest, and Intercessor
Desire - ...
Taking the definition of Professor Mackenzie as a goal and an ideal, we ask, In what ways have thinkers looked at Desire in the past, and what is the view they take of it in the present hour? To set this forth with fulness would be a great task. And when we ask how this object of our final wish is framed, the answer must be, that it is so through the agency of reason
Person of Christ - He asks questions to elicit information; He feels and expresses surprise; He looks to find fruit upon the fig-tree, and there is none. ...
In asking what Jesus meant by this self-designation, we ought to remember that a given expression may have one meaning for the speaker and another for his audience. The personal trust and allegiance which He never scrupled to ask from men, putting even natural affection in the second place, is yielded almost instinctively. We do not need to defend Him against the charge of harsh judgment ( Matthew 12:34 ), or a lack of family affection ( Matthew 12:48 ), or an excess of passion ( Matthew 21:12 ); these, surely, are intelligible manifestations of fidelity to His Messianic task, and it has been fitly said that their final justification is that such a one as He should have done such things without any subsequent regret. This silence might, indeed, have led men to ask whether any statement on the subject ought in wisdom to form part of the Creed; and yet again, it would be a mistake to overstrain the argumentum e silentio
Covenant - God used a sarcastic tone to ask Job if he could impose a vassal treaty on the leviathan monster, Leviathan agreeing to become Job's docile slave (Job 41:4 )
James - The four asked our Lord "privately" when His prediction of the temple's overthrow should be fulfilled, and what should be the sign (Mark 13:3). " James replied with a loud voice, "Why ask ye me concerning Jesus, the Son of Man? He sitteth at the right hand of power, and will come again on the clouds of heaven
Unpardonable Sin - (Matthew 12:23), began to ask, ‘Is this the Son of David?’ But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, ‘This man doth not cast out devils but by Beelzebub, the prince of the devils’ (Matthew 12:24, Mark 3:22; cf
Heaven, Heavens, Heavenlies - Nevertheless, "Our Father who is in heaven" gives daily bread (Matthew 6:11 ) and "good gifts to those who ask him" (Matthew 7:11 ). , from a purely earthly perspective), asks readers to consider that "God is in heaven and you are on the earth" (5:2)
Mark, Theology of - It is also his final word to the high priest who asks him if he is "the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One" (14:61). With the disciples we ask, "What does rising from the dead' mean"? (9:10)
Old Testament in the New Testament, the - Hence the shocking nature of Jesus' encouragement actually to ask God for the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13 )! So now, possessing the Spirit in common, the whole church occupies a prophetic status, admitted like the prophets of the old covenant into the presence of God himself and is now enabled to share the worship of heaven by the Spirit, and to "worship in spirit and in truth" ( John 4:24 ), rather than through a program of ritual
Eternal Punishment - If, then, we ask how far Jesus gave His sanction to the popular notions behind the symbols, we are confronted with the difficulty of determining what those notions were
Confession - We are not concerned here to defend their authenticity, but only to ask whether it is possible to extract from them, as Zahn attempts to do, an Apostolic creed of Antioch, St
the Prodigal Son - ...
How long will my father live? he began to ask. For myself, one of the saintliest men I ever knew once told me certain evil things, just out of the evil fulness of his heart, when I was not asking for them
the Rich Man And Lazarus - Luther was asked whether he took the story of the rich man and Lazarus for a parable, or for an actual fact. Now, my sons and my daughters, what are your good things? And what are your evil things? What is your treasure? And where is it? On what is your heart set day and night? When you pray to your Father in secret, for what do you most importunately and unceasingly ask? Child of God, I will answer for you
the Man Who Cast Seed Into the Round And it Grew up he Knew Not How - And you ask me never to pass a piece of what I would call real style without stopping and calling your attention to it
Paul as the Chief of Sinners - " "Is there but one spider in all this room?" asked the Interpreter. " Well may our Saviour stop us and ask us whether or no we have counted the cost of being one of His out-and-out disciples!...
I can very well believe that there are some new beginners here who are terribly staggered with all that
the Sower Who Went Forth to Sow - And it being now the seed-time of the year, as the sower that day sowed, some of the seed fell under the feet of the twelve disciples, while flocks of hungry birds swooped down and devoured whole basketfuls of the sower's best sowing. The true preacher must put nothing else into his seed-basket every Sabbath morning, but the pure and unadulterated Word of God. And I am sent here tonight to ask you whether that so joyful hearing that Sabbath night has come, in your case, to any fruit
the Queen of Sheba - The Queen of Sheba was like one of those children in Israel who asked their fathers at every passover supper, What mean ye by this service? Only, she was not a child, but a woman of a strong understanding and a deep heart, and both Solomon and the high priest and the prophet, all three together, were at their wits' end; it took them all their might to open up all the parts of the temple and its sacrifices to her satisfaction: the reason of this, and the reason of that; the use of this, and the use of that; the antitype of this, and the antitype of that-she both hearing them and asking them questions. Till, when they had taken her through it all, there was no more spirit left in her to ask any more
Enoch - Is it past? you will ask in astonishment
Barnabas - He so stood up for Saul when all men were looking askance at him. Who was right and who was wrong in this sharp contention I have no heart to ask
Matthias the Successor to Judas Iscariot - Now, if there were a divinity student here I would ask and demand of him out of this Scripture for students-Are you so companying with Christ while you are still at college? Do you see with all your inward eyes what you read in your New Testament? Do you believe and believe and believe your way through the four Gospels? Is your faith the very substance itself of the things you hope for, and the absolute and conclusive evidence of the things you do not as yet see? Do you pray your way through the life of Christ? Do you put the lepers, and the sick, and the possessed with devils, and the dead in their graves, out of their places, as you read about them; and do you put yourself into their places, and say what they say, and hear and accept what is said to them? For, if so, then you will receive, all your preaching and pastoral days, the end of your faith, the salvation of your own soul, and the salvation of the souls of your people
Providence - After a survey of the beauty and elegance of the works of nature, aided by the perusal of Matthew 6:28 , &c, we may ask ourselves, Has God, in the lowest of his works, been lavish of wisdom, beauty, and skill; and is he sparing of these in the concerns of reasonable beings? Or does he less regard order, propriety, and fitness in the determination of their states? The answer is obvious
Atonement - If it then be true, that the release of offending man from future punishment, and his restoration to the divine favour, ought, for the interests of mankind themselves, and for the instruction and caution of other beings, to be so bestowed, that no license shall be given to offence;—...
that God himself, whilst he manifests his compassion, should not appear less just, less holy, than he really is;—that his authority should be felt to be as compelling, and that disobedience should as truly, though not unconditionally, subject us to the deserved penalty, as though no hope of forgiveness had been exhibited;—we ask, On what scheme, save that which is developed in the New Testament, are these necessary conditions provided for? Necessary they are, unless we contend for a license and an impunity which shall annul all good government in the universe, a point for which no reasonable man will contend; and if so, then we must allow that there is strong internal evidence of the truth of the doctrine of Scripture, when it makes the offer of pardon consequent only upon the securities we have before mentioned
Kingdom of God - ...
A person may well ask how the kingdom of God can be something that is present here and now, yet be something that awaits the future
Obedience (2) - ’...
The obedience which Christ asks of us is an obedience of the spirit rather than of the letter. He says in one place, ‘If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love’ (John 15:10); but when we ask what the commandments of Jesus are, we find few which, in the form in which they are given, have direct application to the conditions of modern life. He refers to the Ten Commandments when the young man asks what he shall do to inherit eternal life (Matthew 19:16); but when the young man is not satisfied, He gives him a test which was not in any of the Commandments nor of any general application to men, ‘Go, sell, and give to the poor’ (Matthew 19:21)
Job, the Book of - Job, in sarcastic tones, asked the friends where they got their wisdom and then pleaded with them to look to God for real understanding and faith (Job 26:1-27:23 ). First, He described the marvels of creation and then asked Job if he could have done any better (Job 38:1-40:2 ). Second, God described how He controlled the world and everything in it and then asked Job if he could do a better job (Job 40:6-41:34 ). However, He rebuked the three friends and commanded that they ask Job to seek intercession for them (Job 42:7-9 )
Lot - But, then, to read that only makes us stop and say and ask, Why did a man with a beginning like Lot, and with past experiences like Lot, why did he not rise up and leave a life, and a neighbourhood, and an occupation, and a companionship out of all which so much danger and so much vexation of soul continually sprang? The reason was that he had invested in Sodom, as our merchants would say
Matthew, Gospel According to - We have then to ask, Did Papias make a mistake about the original language? We know that there was a ‘Gospel of the Hebrews’ current early in the 2nd cent
Sacrifices - Thus Solomon offering sacrifices received a gracious revelation that he might ask what he pleased (1 Kings 3:4, cf
Will - (1) What is the relation of a man’s will to God? Is a clash, as of two independent wills, really possible, until a point is reached where man says ‘Not as I will but as thou wilt’? (2) Is man’s will equally independent as regards evil? Here too we shall find no system; but we must ask whether by anything in the apostolic expressions an intelligible system is implied
Winter - the Divine Spirit, given to all that ask, James 1:5), manifested in works of love, is contrasted with wisdom of the tongue in James 3
Resurrection - The psalmist then asks the rhetorical questions: "Do you work wonders for the dead? Do the shades rise up to praise you? Is your steadfast love declared in the grace, or your faithfulness in Abaddon? Are your wonders known in the darkness, or your saving help in the land of forgetfulness?" (vv. Baruch ask God the questions, "In which shape will the living live in your day? Or how will remain their splendor which will be after that? Will they, perhaps, take again this present form, and will they put on the chained members which are in evil and by which evils are accomplished?" (2Bar 49:2-3). ...
The rhetorical question is asked in verse 35, "With what kind of body will they come?" Paul's answer is to stress continuity of identity
Sermon on the Mount - (Luke 11:1-4) the Lord’s Prayer is introduced after Christ’s disciples have asked Him to teach them to pray, as John had taught his disciples to pray. But if we grant that we have here two reports of one and the same discourse, the striking differences between them lead us to ask, In what form was this discourse actually given? In the first place, it cannot be that either of the two Evangelists simply used and altered materials that he had derived from the other, for on wider grounds it seems to be demonstrated that neither drew upon the other in any case; the probability is that while both knew Mk. But if this be the case, the task of determining between the two reports is exceedingly difficult
Coming to Christ - ’ These verses bear a likeness to several passages of the OT, especially to Jeremiah 6:16 ‘Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls
Confession (of Christ) - —When we ask why such supreme value is set upon confession by Christ and His Apostles and all through the NT, there are various considerations which suggest themselves. Peter just before He warned him of the sifting trial which was near at hand, ‘Simon, Simon, behold Satan asked to have you that he might sift you as wheat: but I made supplication for thee that thy faith fail not’ (Luke 22:31-32)
Samson - While listening attentively, then, to all that the mythologists and the mystics have to say on Samson; having done so, I feel all the move safe and sure in asking you to look at Samson as John Milton looked at Samson when he treated him with such 'verisimilitude and decorum. Well, were I a sacred dramatist, I would ask for no better scope for my craft tonight than just the twenty years of Samson's judgeship
Will of God - But while a general pattern emerges that tells us that God is in control of his church and the whole world and interested in each aspect of his children's lives, we are not told specifically that God will give us a "yes" or "no" to each question we might ask
Miriam - Why are we standing still? they would ask
Mephibosheth - Yes, but what came of thee that morning, Mephibosheth? asked David. David did not stoop to ask whose ass this was that Mephibosheth had got saddled so soon this morning. Jonathan strengthened David's hand in God in the wood of Ziph; but Mephibosheth, like another classical character, fled the empty cask
Truth (2) - ...
And wherefore? will not God impart His light...
To them that ask it?—Freely—’tis His joy,...
His glory and His nature, to impart. ’...
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Sorrow, Man of Sorrows - If we ask why sorrow comes, the answer is not speculative, but practical; we are simply pointed to His experience (Hebrews 12)
Paul as a Student - And it came to pass after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them and asking them questions. Are there sports of providence like that in the Divine Mind? asked one of his like-minded students at Rabbi Duncan one day. For, was it not the law of God that Gamaliel had opened his school to teach? What in the world, I ask again, can Paul mean? Have you any idea what the apostle means when he says, with such life-long shame, and such life-long remorse, that all his Jerusalem and Gamaliel days he was blind and dead in his ignorance of the law of God? It may, perhaps, help us to an understanding of what he means, if we try to mount up and to stand beside him on the far-shining heights of his exalted apostleship, and then look back from thence on his student and Pharisee days in Jerusalem
Blessing (2) - ‘To greet’ is expressed in Hebrew by the phrase ‘to ask of a person concerning peace (welfare)’ (cf
Achan - ask and say, Is thy Name indeed Jesus? Dost thou indeed save found-out men from their sins? Art thou still set forth to be a propitiation? Art thou truly able to save to the uttermost? For I am the chief of sinners, say
Nebuchadnezzar - Can it be said about any of our living preachers of righteousness that his counsels have been acceptable to us, and that we have forgiven and obeyed him to the tranquillity of our conscience to this day?...
Rather than bear the pain of truth, fools stray;The proud will rather lose than ask their way. ...
But Nebuchadnezzar would not have needed to be made to eat grass as an ox if he had early enough and often enough asked Daniel to teach him to pray
Jephthah And His Daughter - Who, you ask, is that so venerable figure they have placed at the head of the sacred deputation? Oh, that, you must know, is the ruling elder, to whose door Jephthah went in his despair when his mother was dying in Gilead's stable
David - in His Services - This, no doubt, greatly helped David to resign his great hope of being spared to build the temple, that Solomon, his greatly-gifted, wise-hearted, pure, and noble-minded son was standing ready to take up and to carry out his father's long-intended task. -Thou art coming to a king;Large petitions with thee bring;For His grace and power are such,None can ever ask too much. Then, again, it is told of Luther in his 'Table Talk,' that being asked one day which were his favourite Psalms-Why, to be sure, he answered, Paul's four Psalms,-'Blessed is the man whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sin is covered,' 'Have mercy upon me, O God,' 'Out of the depths,' and 'Enter not into judgment with Thy servant
Letters - ...
It may, indeed, be asked, How then is it that in other nations we can so accurately trace the progress from the picture to the symbol, and thence on to the alphabet; as for instance in Egypt? We answer, that if this were allowed, and it might be, and probably was, a part of the divine procedure with reference to the preservation of the true religion, that the knowledge of letters should be early given to the Abrahamic family, or, at least, preserved among them, while many others of the more dispersed branches of the human race becoming barbarous, as stated under the article Language, might lose it; because picture writing was easily convertible to idolatrous purposes, and in reality was greatly encouraged from that source. Men were not then, as many moderns have supposed, a race of babies, able only to ask for what they needed to eat and drink, or childishly to play with; and we may therefore rest assured that they had a language so copious, and enunciations of ideas so various in their respective tongues, that picture writing neither was nor could be adequate to their full expression
Christ, Christology - The balance of the evidence points in the direction that He still maintained a reserve ( Matthew 26:63-64 ; Luke 22:67-68 ), with the same reluctance to be identified with a worldly messiah-king evident, too, in the interview with Pilate (Mark 15:2 : “Art thou the King of the Jews?” asked Pilate. Another way of putting this choice—which we shall stress is not so momentous as it appears, since both methods add up to the same conclusion—is to ask whether New Testament Christology is ontological (that is, concerned with Christ's transcendent role in relation to God, the world, and the church) or primarily functional. The first one asks, “Who is Christ and how is He related to God?” The second raises the questions, “What did Jesus do in His human life, and how did it come about that the church accorded Him titles of divinity?” At a practical level we can see that the choice is one which can be put in personal terms
Preaching - 8); he must practise what he preaches, and not ask for money (xi
Theophilus, Bishop of Alexandria - But when the Nile-gauge was removed from the Serapeum to the church, the pagans asked, Would not the god avenge himself by withholding the yearly inundation his power had been wont to effect? It was, in fact, delayed. "In seeing you I see God's face!" It was enough: he had appeared to accept the imperilled phrase: they asked more calmly, "If you admit that God's face is like ours, anathematize the books of Origen; for some people contradict us on their authority. The bishop, moved to tears, asked who had accused them. They were persuaded to ask their pope's forgiveness, and Theophilus restored them to his communion. In another letter Synesius, after professing his readiness to "treat as a law whatever the throne of Alexandria might ordain," asks the archbishop what should be done in regard to the people of Palaebisca and Hydrax, who were most reluctant to be placed, as Theophilus intended, under a bishop of their own, and asked leave to remain under Paul, bp. Theophilus had also asked him to reconcile the bps
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We need to ask what opinion Jesus must have had of himself to speak as he did against the traditional viewpoint of religious authority. " Scholars note "the radical nature of the demand, " in view of which it should be asked what sort of person would make such a claim except one who is certain of his divine calling and the presence of God's reign in his ministry
Galatians, Epistle to the - We have, then, to ask, To which, if any, of the visits recorded in Acts do these correspond? Most scholars agree that Galatians 1:18 = Acts 9:26 ff
Sibylline Oracles - The apostles ask who these four persons are, and the Lord replies, ‘They are Enoch, Elijah, Schila, and Tabitha
Guilt (2) - It is the ‘debts’ which remain as the permanent result of past ‘trespasses,’ for which we ask forgiveness in the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:12, Luke 11:4); and when we crave deliverance, it is not from the sick will, but from the ‘Evil One’ (Matthew 6:13), the personal enemy of God who has received a guilty allegiance
Cures - —Not only does He ask for it as a condition of healing, but He spends Himself in the effort to evoke it
Eli - 'Go in peace,' Eli said, 'and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition which thou hast asked of Him. But just because it is in the Bible, we are compelled to ask ourselves how it could possibly come about that the sons of such a sacred man as Eli was could ever become sons of Belial. 'What mean ye by this ordinance?' all the other children in Israel asked at their fathers as they came up to the temple
Balaam - For I will promote thee to very great honour, and I will do for thee whatsoever thou askest of me. Two or three inches of a sufficiently red rag drawn over a sufficiently sharp hook, and, with half an hour of a sufficiently strong and supple wrist, the fool is in your basket. I shall not ask any angel, from heaven or from hell, whether it displeases him or no
Red Sea - If we ask, Why did the Egyptians venture to pursue the Israelites by night? Why did they not wait till day light, when they could see whither they were going? Niebuhr himself has unwittingly answered the question: Pharaoh wanted "prudence," indeed, and the Egyptians were "bereft of understanding. That the recovery of the jewels of silver and jewels of gold and raiment, which they asked and obtained of the Egyptians, according to the divine command, Exodus 12:35-36 , was a leading motive with the Egyptians to pursue them; as the bringing back the Israelites to slavery had been with Pharaoh and his servants, or officers
John the Baptist - Peter desiring him to ask Christ who should betray him, when he himself did not dare to propose the question, John 13:24
Organization (2) - ...
If, then, we ask what organization appears to exist on the night of the Crucifixion, we seem to find little that could satisfy the representative ecclesiastical mind
Parable - ...
It now remains to ask whether there is another class of passages that should be brought together under the head of Allegory
Eschatology - For when people ask about the relationship between the millennium and the present, they often are seeking to determine what kind of actions and attitudes are appropriate in the present
Righteous, Righteousness - —What we have said above leads us on naturally to ask, What is the central idea in Christ’s teaching about the Father’s righteousness (for though He does not Himself apply the word to God in the Synoptic accounts, the idea is not excluded)? Our Lord bases everything on the truth that God is a loving Father to all men, and they are potentially His sons; by love they may know Him, and so make that potentiality actual. But how, it may be asked, are we to win such faith as this? Partly by contemplation of God’s love in Nature (Matthew 5:45; Matthew 6:26-30, Luke 12:24-32); partly by the evidence of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection (Matthew 16:8-10; Matthew 28:19-20 etc
Vespasian - In the same year Vologaesus adopted a hostile attitude to Rome, but was compelled to ask for peace
Little Ones - If, now, we ask why and with what meaning our Lord designated His disciples ‘these little ones,’ a twofold answer seems indicated
Samuel - In ancient Rome they used to put on a white robe when they went out to ask for the votes of the voters, and it was for this that they were called 'candidates' in the language of Rome: spotless men, that is, in our language
Father, Fatherhood - Thus He teaches that, as it is the very nature of a father to give good gifts to his children, so it is the very nature of God to give His good things to those who ask Him (Matthew 7:11, Luke 11:13)
Philippians Epistle to the - Paul probably asked them to convey authoritative tidings of himself. Does a careful study of the letter itself substantiate such a view? Is there anything in the letter itself (as Baur and others think) inconsistent with its own account of its origin and authorship?...
Before we can answer we must ask who were the recipients and what were their relations with the writer. A certain person (Synzygus) is asked to help in their reconciliation: ‘I would request you (ἐρωτῶ), genuine Synzygus (or yoke-fellow), help those women, inasmuch as they laboured with me in the gospel and with Clement and other fellow-labourers of mine whose names are in the book of life’ (Philippians 4:2-4)
Job, Theology of - Yet the book also teaches that we may ask honest questions of God when we do not understand "why?" (3:11-20; 10:18; 13:24; 24:1-12) or even express strong emotions such as bitterness (7:11; 10:1) or anger
Justification (2) - Paul, and ask how he met this difficulty
Joshua - Had Moses house, then, been so divided against itself that it fell upon his two sons? And had Miriam and Aaron been right after all in their hot opposition to their brother's marriage with the Ethiopian woman? We ask these questions at the text, but we get no answer. Gluttony and lust also come to them each under its own cloak of deceit, and covetousness and sloth also each under its own mask, till all their days many men are tempted and led into this and that besetting sin through early ignorance and simplicity and self-will
Esther - You hire a cabman to drive you to church, and he sits in the wet street waiting for you, and you never ask him how he manages to live with no Sabbath. It is not asked of you, Fervidus, to live and die a martyr; but just to visit your cabman's wife and children, and have family worship with them on a Sabbath night as you would have done if you had been a minister
Baptism - If baptizing infants had been a human invention, they also ask, how such a practice could have been so universal in the first three hundred years of the church, and yet no record have remained when it was introduced, nor any dispute or controversy about it have taken place? Some reduce the matter to a narrower compass; urging, (1
Jesus Christ - "...
The Gentile wise men of the East (Persian magi possibly, the Zend religion teaching the expectation of a "Ζoziosh" or "Redeemer"; or magoi being used generally, these wise men coming from Balaam's region, the East, and knowing his prophecy, "there shall come a star out of Jacob, and a sceptre shall rise out of Israel": Numbers 24:17; Numbers 23:7, whence they ask for the "King of the Jews" and mention the "star") came later, and found Him no longer in a manger where the shepherds found Him, but in a "house" (Matthew 2:11)
Inspiration And Revelation - In the one case a preparation had to be made, the first advances had to be taken and the foundation laid; in the other case the foundation was already laid, and the chief task which remained for the Christian teacher was one of interpretation. ...
(b) If it is asked how he came by this knowledge, the answer is that it was imparted to him by the Holy Spirit acting upon his own spirit. But it is natural to ask in what relation it stands to the prophecy of the OT
Teaching of Jesus - ’ Corresponding to the ethical quality of the knowledge acquired by growing personal receptivity, is the nature of the ‘teaching’* Virgin Birth - Even if this reading be not accepted, it is a pertinent question to ask: ‘Why the elaboration of the theme, above all why the θελήματος ἀνδρός, unless he [6] has in mind the supernatural birth of the Logos as a kind of pattern or model of the birth of the children of God? As He was born into the world by supernatural conception, not through the process of human generation, so they were born out of the world into the higher life by a spiritual process, symbolized indeed by generation, but transcending it’ (W
Ideas (Leading) - When the latter side is considered, we ask, What is its quality? what is its standard? The answer is—the character of God
Regeneration (2) - It is an immediate inference from all this that when we ask whether any particular passage in Paul—say Romans 7:14-25—applies to the regenerate or the unregenerate man, we are asking a question which the Apostle himself does not formally enable us to answer
Religion (2) - He knew human nature too well to ask for a partial surrender, and an obedience in outward things which is hard and toilsome
Corinthians, First Epistle to the - The Apostle, though he had not intended to stay long in Corinth when he first went there, desiring to return to Macedonia ( 1 Thessalonians 2:18 ), yet, when his wish was found to be impracticable, threw himself with all his heart into the task of making heathen Corinth, the famous trade centre which lay on one of the greatest routes of communication in the Empire, into a religious centre for the spread of the gospel (cf. If, however, we take the more usual interpretation that there were four parties, we may ask what lines of thought they severally represented. But possibly the Apostle has chiefly in his mind questions asked by women in the public assemblies (cf
Slave, Slavery - It is idle to ask if humaner sentiments would have gained force in time and brought about the overthrow of slavery, had Christianity not emerged
Eschatology (2) - —Assuming this leading idea of a Kingdom to come, heavenly in its origin and nature, we must now ask how the various matters preliminary to or accompanying its advent were conceived
Gospels (2) - , and again, (Acts 16:7) ‘The Spirit of Jesus suffered them not,’ it is natural to ask, How did the Holy Ghost speak? and how did the Spirit of Jesus control the movements of St
Matthew, Gospel According to - But it should be sufficiently obvious that if we ask what meaning they had for the editor of the First Gospel, and why he selected them for insertion in his Gospel, the answer must be that he chose them because he believed that they taught lessons about the Kingdom of the heavens in the sense in which that phrase is used everywhere else in his Gospel, of the Kingdom which was to come when the Son of Man came upon the clouds of heaven
Boyhood - ’ Here, for our period, we may compare the commentators on John 9:21 ‘He is of age, ask him; he shall speak for himself. Not by catechisms, reading lessons, tasks learned, or dry instruction in a school, but by shaving in the ritual worship, with interest aroused for the coming explanations offered, which were based on the history, were the children taught
Boyhood of Jesus - At the Paschal feast it was customary for the youngest present to ask, ‘Why is this night different from all other nights?’ adding a mention of some of the ritual acts. —‘And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors ((Revised Version margin) ‘or teachers’), both hearing them, and asking them questions’ (Luke 2:48)
Innocentius, Bishop of Rome - (3) They had asked leave to raise to the episcopate one Photinus, who had been condemned by Innocent's predecessors, and to depose a deacon called Eustatius. It is for the heretical, he says, to come to me of his own accord, if ready to retract his errors; if not ready, he would not obey my summons; if he should come, repudiate, his heresy, and ask pardon, he will be received ( Epp
Pentecost - We know as a matter of fact that the Christian Church in the course of time established this commemoration on the Lord’s Day as most fitting, whatever the actual day may have been, and we need not ask for more
Omnipresence - Wherever God’s children may be, He knows what things they have need of (Matthew 6:8; Matthew 6:32), gives good things to them that ask Him (Matthew 7:11), and reveals the truth to earnest souls (Matthew 16:17)
Pentecost - We know as a matter of fact that the Christian Church in the course of time established this commemoration on the Lord’s Day as most fitting, whatever the actual day may have been, and we need not ask for more
Elijah - Finally, after parting asunder the Jordan with his mantle, he gave Elisha leave to ask what he would, and having promised that he should have a double portion of Elijah's spirit, a chariot and horses of fire parted the two, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha, when getting his choice, asked not for gains, honors, or pleasures, but for spiritual gifts, with a view, not to his own glory, but to the glory of God and the edification of the church
Vicarious Sacrifice - With His mind filled with the thought of His coming passion, He replies to them, ‘Ye know not what ye ask. If we are asked how, we know no better reply than that of Beyschlag in the following passage (NT Theol
Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy - Thus, when the prophet Nathan was asked for his own human opinion as to whether David should build the temple for God, he enthusiastically urged the King to do so. ...
At other times, the prophets were available to answer direct questions, such as the time when the kings of Israel, Judah, and Edom came to Elisha as an embarrassed delegation to ask how they could extricate themselves out of the military mess that they had managed to get themselves into (2 Kings 3:11-19 )
Education - The result of instruction from the earliest years in the home, and of teaching received on the Sabbath, and on the frequent occasions of national festivals, is, according to the Jewish historian, ‘that if anybody do but ask any one of our people about our laws, he could more easily tell them all than he could tell his own name. ’ ‘What are these articles in your hand bag?’ asks the proconsul Saturninus when examining Speratus, one of the band of Scillitan martyrs in N
Josephus - Thereafter he accompanied the victorious Titus to Rome, and settled down as a littérateur, enjoying the esteem and the bounty of the Flavian Emperors, and devoting himself to the task of doing battle with spiritual weapons for the now politically shattered cause of his nation. As he describes the period in such minute detail, we naturally ask whether he ever alludes to that powerful movement amongst his fellow-countrymen; and his mention of the slaying of John the Baptist prompts the question whether he records the Crucifixion of Jesus and the martyrdom of His disciples
John (the Apostle) - Bosom), and asked Him who it was that was to be the betrayer (1669692579_3). The statement which he makes regarding the relationship of Papias to the Apostle John and to Polycarp is not derived from the preface of Papias (see above), and if there is no possible confusion in the two Johns, we need only ask what value the positive statement of Irenaeus really has
Mental Characteristics - ‘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. So, when asked, ‘Who is my neighbour?’ He gave no general answer, but an actual instance occurring on the road (Luke 10:30 ff
Socialism - It asks for the hallowing of God’s name, the coming of His Kingdom, and the doing of His will upon earth,—in other words, it teaches the Christian to pray for Utopia, and it makes incumbent upon him the duty of considering all social and political schemes with a view to the perfecting of society in this world. The prayer for daily bread asks that all may have the necessities of material life, and this again involves far-reaching social considerations. 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
Divinity of Christ - The modern mind asks it with revived interest. We have to ask, Was the Christian Idea given in itself apart, in isolation, abstractly, and may this, as the ‘essence,’ substance, or soul of the gospel, be rediscovered? Or, on the contrary, was the Christian Idea planted as a Life in a company of believers who manifested its power in their lives, so that it cannot be reduced to an invariable essence except by an unreal process of abstraction? Cf
Messiah - " Let every Jew therefore, ask himself this question. The king then asked him what sign he could show to confirm his mission. A right reverend person, then in Turkey, meeting with a Jew of his acquaintance at Aleppo, he asked him what he thought of Sabatai
Old Testament (ii. Christ as Student And Interpreter of). - reports the reference, it is contained in a short section of teaching to the disciples that follows upon a question asked by the Pharisees; but it is a section which also bears upon it the impress of apocalypse, and may be a passage extracted by the Evangelist from what the present writer regards as most probably the first collection of the sayings of Jesus, i. In answer to the question asked by the disciples as to what is meant by the statement of the religious authorities that Elijah must be the precursor of the Messiah (a doctrine founded on Malachi 4:5), our Lord replies that the advent of Elijah has already taken place—a statement which in one connexion (Matthew 11:14) is directly referred by Jesus in its fulfilment to John the Baptist, whereas in another place (Matthew 17:13) this interpretation is given by the Evangelist himself. is shown in the fact that in the narrative of the Temptation all the quotations with which He meets the assaults of Satan are taken from that book; and when He declares the essence of the Law to inquirers who ask for it, He invariably states it in the Deuteronomic form
Ambrosius of Milan - In that year he was preparing to go to the assistance of his uncle Valens against the barbarian invaders by whom he was hard pressed; and desiring to be fortified against the arguments of the Arians whom Valens was favouring at Constantinople, he wrote to Ambrose, and asked him to furnish him with a controversial treatise in support of the orthodox faith. The former, as of less importance, was first asked for. He sent a secretary to reproach Ambrose, and ask if he meant to make himself a tyrant. Ambrose was asked to hold a discussion with Auxentius, an Arian bishop, before chosen judges in the presence of the court, or else to withdraw from Milan. ...
The memory of this conflict did not restrain Justina and her son from asking help shortly after of Ambrose. 395), asking for Ambrose with his last breath ( de Obitu Theod
Christianity - We have therefore to ask, What was precisely the nature of the religion founded by Christ as recorded in the Gospels and Epistles? Has it remained in substance the same without fundamental change? If, as is obvious, it has markedly altered during a long period of growth and expansion, has its development been legitimate or illegitimate? That is, has the original type been steadfastly maintained, or has it been seriously perverted? Is a norm fairly ascertainable and a return to type from time to time possible?...
iii. Once, at least, He pointedly asked His disciples, ‘Who say ye that I am?’ (Matthew 16:15). ...
If at this stage the question, What is Christianity? were asked, a twofold answer would be returned. To every generation and to every century its own task. History has too frequently suggested the question which the poet asks of the suffering Christ—‘Say, was not this Thy passion, to foreknow | In death’s worst hour the works of Christian men?’ What new regenerative influences, swaying the whole of society with wider and freer quickening power, will be developed in the 20th cent
Criticism - For this he is severely taken to task by Schwarz. If we turn to Theodor Keim (1867–1872), to whom has sometimes been attributed the ‘Life of Jesus’ from a rationalistic standpoint, we notice that he too is severely taken to task by Pfleiderer for his unsatisfactory and fluctuating criticism of the Gospels as sources, and for his too close adherence to the views of Baur, especially in regard to the relation of the Synoptics to each other. But we naturally ask, From whence and from what is this impression derived? Not, surely, from the impression of the earthly life of Jesus alone, as Herrmann maintained, but from what Kähler has called the ‘Biblical Christ’; the Christ of the NT is the Christ not only of the Gospels, but of the Epistles and of the Church
Hippolytus Romanus - Bearing in mind the excitement caused in the case of Novatian, we ask, Was the question who was bp
Art - ’ Was there, we must ask any such antagonism as a matter of history? When Westcott wrote, Christian archaeology was still in its infancy; much that we now have was still undiscovered, and that which was known was uncertain in date and inaccurately reproduced; notions still held the field which have since been disproved, as, for instance, that which credits the early Church with the wanton destruction of pagan monuments, when, as a matter of fact, the ancient Roman temples were, after the triumph of Christianity, long kept in repair at the expense of the Christian State, as the chief glory of the city. Such descriptions bear out the general impression that the early Church made free use of whatever richness of art her opportunities could provide, though when necessity required she was content, as Jerome says, ‘to carry the body of Christ in a basket of osiers and His blood in a cup of glass
Archaeology And Biblical Study - The leading question asked the archaeologists by a fascinated public was, “What did you find?” Much was found, and the large museums of the world began to accumulate many items of interest, particularly objects of art. Archaeologists gradually learned, however, that they needed to approach their task in a more systematic and disciplined manner in order to extract greater information from ancient civilizations. The question asked archaeologists was not primarily “What did you find?” Now the question was “What did you learn about the site?”...
Much was learned. It was prompted in part by a new question that people began to ask: “What does it all mean?” Archaeologists and others began to realize that it was not enough to make discoveries and to describe those discoveries. ...
This stage of archaeology, sometimes called the “New Archaeology,” is characterized by a multidisciplinary team approach to the archaeological task. These papyri are useful to scholars involved in the task of determining the best textual base of the New Testament
Clementine Literature - , Nicetas and Aquila, seeing a strange woman return with Peter and Clement, ask for an explanation
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - Eutyches himself wrote to Dioscorus, asking him "to examine his cause" (Liberat. Elpidius, the imperial commissioner, vetoed this proposal on the ground that the judges of Eutyches were now to be judged, and that his accuser had already fulfilled his task, "and, as he thought, successfully": to let him speak now would be a cause of mere disturbance ( ib. The reading proceeded as far as Eusebius's question to Eutyches, "Do you own two natures after the incarnation?" Then arose another storm: "The holy synod exclaimed, 'Away with Eusebius, burn him, let him be burnt alive! Let him be cut in two—be divided, even as he divided!'" "Can you endure," asked Dioscorus, "to hear of two natures after the incarnation?" "Anathema to him that says it!" was the reply. "of what faith do you say this?" asked Dioscorus. " Juvenal asked whether his words had been wrongly reported; he answered helplessly, "I do not recollect" ( ib. The magistrates, who acted as imperial commissioners (and were the effective presidents), asked what was charged against him? Paschasinus, the chief Roman delegate, answered, "When he comes in" ( i. Eusebius of Dorylaeum asked to be heard against Dioscorus. Turn out the enemies of Flavian and of the faith!" "Why," asked Dioscorus, "should Cyril be ejected?" (i. Flavian being named, his friends asked why he had been degraded to the fifth place? The next interruption was in reference to the suppression, at the Latrocinium, of Leo's letter. " Others who had given way with Basil cried, "We all sinned; we all ask pardon. Afterwards the magistrates recurred to this topic: "Eusebius, at Constantinople, when accusing Eutyches, himself asked that Eutyches should be present. "out with the murderer of Flavian—the parricide!" The magistrates asked, "Why did you receive to communion Eutyches, who holds the opposite to this belief? Why condemn Flavian and Eusebius who agree with it?" "The records," answered Dioscorus, "will shew the truth. The magistrates asked whether the canonical letters of Cyril, recently read (i. " "Was Flavian," asked Paschasinus, "allowed such freedom of speech as this man takes?" "No," said the magistrates significantly; "but then this council is being carried on with justice" ( ib. " Eustathius, wishing, he said, to promote a good understanding, asked whether "two natures" meant "two divided natures. "Do you order that we proceed to ecclesiastical penalties against him?" asked Paschasinus, addressing the council
Donatus And Donatism - Augustine were justified in comparing with the proud "prince of Tyre" (Eze_28:2) the man who in his lifetime permitted his followers to swear by his name and by his grey hairs and could ask of the menial bishops "What do you say to my party?" and who after his death was described by Donatists at the conference of Carthage as the miracle-worker "the pride of the church of Carthage the man with the reputation of a martyr. For two years Donatism was in the ascendant and basked in the imperial sunshine. The proconsul Seranus was asked to assist in carrying out the judgment of the council on the refractory. Augustine pathetically asks, "What has Christ done to us, that we rend His members asunder? Consider how sad a division reigns in Christian households and families. Bonifacius had asked the difference between the Arians and Donatists
Neology - "And this from a professor's chair!" In like manner the miracle of feeding the five thousand in the desert is resolved into the opportune passing by of a caravan with provisions, of which the hungry multitude were allowed to partake, according to eastern hospitality; and the Apostles were merely employed in conveying it out in baskets. "...
With several happy exceptions, and the raising up of a few pious people in some places, and a partial revival of evangelical doctrines, which, however, often ran at length into mysticism and antinomianism, the evil, both doctrinally and morally, continued to increase to our own day; for if any ask what has been the moral effect of the appalling apostasy of the teachers of religion, above described, upon the people of Germany, the answer may be given from one of these rationalizing divines themselves, whose statement is not therefore likely to be too highly coloured
Synods - With respect to all these, the fact is, that, instead of being councils or synods in any proper sense, they were mere meetings of the church at Jerusalem, and all of them ordinary meetings except the third, when they assembled upon the request of the deputies from Antioch who came to ask advice
Teaching of the Twelve Apostles - The false apostle is said to betray himself if he asks for money or for a larger supply of travelling provisions than will provide for his next stage. He might, when speaking in the spirit, command gifts to be bestowed on others; but if he asked anything for himself, or gave commands in the benefit of which he was to share, he was a false prophet. We next ask what ancient writers expressly speak of the Didaché , or manifest acquaintance with it, earlier than the appearance in its present shape of the Apostolic Constitutions , the first half of bk
Marcion, a 2nd Century Heretic - It is absurd that an excommunicated foreigner should dream of being made bishop of a church from which he was asking in vain for absolution. ...
The story proceeds to say that he asked the Roman presbyters to explain the texts, "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit," and "No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment," texts from which he himself deduced that works in which evil is to be found could not proceed from the good God, and that the Christian dispensation could have nothing in common with the Jewish. The strictness of the Marcionite discipline is proved by the unfriendly testimony of Tertullian, who tries by their practice to convict of falsity the Marcionite theory, that a good God could not be the object of fear: "If so, why do you not take your fill of the enjoyments of this life? Why do you not frequent the circus, the arena, and the theatre? Why do you not boil over with every kind of lust? When the censer is handed you, and you are asked to offer a few grains of incense, why not deny your faith? 'God forbid!' you cry—'God forbid!'"...
At the end of the Diocletian persecution the Marcionites had a short interval of freedom of worship. He could not be the Supreme, for He was of limited intelligence, not being able to find Adam when he hid himself, and obliged to ask, "Where are thou?", and also obliged to come down to see before He could know whether Sodom had done according to its cry
Originality - How is it possible, asks Havet, with such a picture before us, to speak of Christianity as renewing the face of the earth, or to hail its advent as something entirely new and unexpected? He believes that the heathen world, if left to itself, would not have remained heathen, that its mythology and superstition would gradually have vanished, and that the feeling of human fraternity and the need of equality and justice would have developed more and more and passed into its manners and laws. It was not till after His death that some began to ask, ‘Was He not the Christ?’, and the thought once started gained currency
Paul (2) - And we are compelled to ask ourselves whether that history may not have undergone a certain amount of deflexion
Preaching Christ - There may be occasions in the NT where we have to ask whether something of this kind has not taken place, but they are not conspicuous. Harnack, indeed, has argued that in its eagerness to prove that Jesus is the Christ—that is, to discharge a task in apologetic theology—the Church spent too much of the force which ought to have been given to teaching men to observe all things whatsoever He had commanded (Dogmengesch