Bible Dictionary and Concordance



call /calling / calledTo cry out, to summon, to attract attention, to desire to speak or communicate with, to bring a person into a specific service or ministry. DTP Today Christ calls out to all, but not all will heed the call, but those who accept receive the power and eternal life of Christ Jesus. The Master called the disciples and they followed. Throughout time God has been calling people to service, for example: Abraham, Gideon, and Samuel just to name a few. Today He calls people to be His disciples and to become part of the body of Christ.Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, Gen 2:19began men to call upon the name of the LORD. Gen 4:26Isaac shall thy seed be called. Gen 21:12 (Rom 9:7; Heb 11:18)God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, Ex 3:4The LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; Ex 19:20I call heaven and earth to witness against Deut 4:26That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. 1 Sam 3:4thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, 1 Sam 3:6call on the LORD, who is worthy 2 Sam 22:4I called upon the LORD, 2 Sam 22:7 (Ps 18:6)If my people, which are called by my name, 2 Chr 7:14call upon me in the day of trouble: I will Ps 50:14As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD Ps 55:16they called upon the LORD and he answered them. Ps 99:6will I call upon him as long as I live. Ps 116:2I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, Isa 42:6I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. Isa 43:1The LORD hath called me from the womb; Isa 49:1be called a house of prayer Isa 56:7 (Matt 21:13; Mark 11:17)Call unto me, and I will answer thee, Jer 33:3loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. Hos 11:1 (Matt 2:15)Sanctify ... fast, call a solemn assembly. Joel 1:14 (Joel 2:15)Whosoever shall call on the ... LORD shall be delivered Joel 2:32 (Acts 2:21; Rom 10:13)and he called them. Matt 4:21 (Mark 1:20)I am not come to call the righteous, Matt 9:13 (Mark 2:17; Luke 5:32)called unto him his twelve Matt 10:1Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him Matt 18:2First last: for many be called, but few chosen. Matt 20:16many are called, but few are chosen. Matt 22:14he called them unto him, and said unto Mark 3:23was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. John 2:2he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. John 10:3call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:21even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Acts 2:39Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: Rom 1:6them who are the called according to his purpose. Rom 8:28did predestinate, them he also called: Rom 8:30they be called the children of the living God. Rom 9:26call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Rom 10:13 How then shall they call on him in whom they Rom 10:14abide in the same calling wherein he was called. 1 Cor 7:20who separated me ... and called me by his grace, Gal 1:15For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; Gal 5:13ye may know what is the hope of his calling Eph 1:18the vocation wherewith you are called Eph 4:1even as ye are called in one hope of your calling Eph 4:4prize of the high calling of God in Christ Phil 3:14walk worthy of God, who hath called you 1 Thes 2:12Whereunto he called you by our gospel, 2 Thes 2:14saved us, and called us with a holy calling, 2 Tim 1:9holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling Heb 3:1faith Abraham, when he was called ... obeyed; Heb 11:8he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy 1 Pet 1:15called you out of darkness into his ... marvelous light: 1 Pet 2:9hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ 1 Pet 5:10to make your calling and election sure: 2 Pet 1:10which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. Rev 19:9
CalvaryLocation outside the city of Jerusalem where many people were crucified; it is also the place where Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross. (Also known as Golgotha, word meaning skull; Matt 27:33; Mark 15:22; John 19:17)to the place, which is called Calvary, Luke 23:33
CalvinismThe doctrines and teaching of John Calvin A.D. 1509-1564. Today these doctrines could be summed up in the word TULIP / T.U.L.I.P.; his teachings dealt with predestination and limited atonement. There is much argument over the years regarding Calvinism versus Arminianism. "TULIP" is a way of remembering: Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace and Perseverance of the saints.
candleA lamp or light, something that illuminates or spreads light in a dark place. DTP The disciple is called to be a light to the world. We should not let the light of Christ within us be hidden but we need to uncover it so it can shine brightly for Jesus Christ's glory.When his candle shined upon my head, and when Job 29:3thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God Ps 18:28The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, Prov 20:27the candle of the wicked shall be put out. Prov 24:20her candle goeth not out by night. Prov 31:18will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish Zeph 1:12light a candle, and put it Matt 5:15 (Mark 4:21; Luke 8:16; 11:33)light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek Luke 15:8they need no candle, neither light of the sun; Rev 22:5
candlestickA part of the tabernacle and temple called the Lamp of God (1 Sam 3:3); a symbol of the seven churches in the book of Revelation (Rev 1:12, 13, 20; 2:5); Christ has come to be the light to the world and we as His disciple are also to reflect Jesus' light into this dark world.thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: Ex 25:31The candlestick also for the light, and his Ex 35:14wrote over against the candlestick upon the Dan 5:5I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold Zech 4:2put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; Matt 5:15but setteth it on a candlestick, that they Luke 8:16the first, wherein was the candlestick, Heb 9:2candlestick which thou sawest are the seven churches. Rev 1:20will remove thy candlestick out of his Rev 2:5
canonStandard, rule, principle, law; most often refers to the Scriptures, a list of books that make up the Old and New Testament; a set of writings that the early Church fathers by the 4th century believed were inspired by God and assembled to form what we today call the Holy Bible.
capstone / headstone / topstoneThe top stone in a structure most often in an archway, the last stone that is placed in the arch.and he shall bring forth the capstone Zech 4:7NKJB
captainIn the Bible, captain can mean a leader over a group of soldiers. You can also have a captain over other captains. The Bible also indicates that there are captains of God's army in the heavenly host. In Joshua we have the captain of the LORD'S army appearing before Joshua.the captain of the guard charged Joseph Gen 40:4one to another, Let us make a captain, Num 14:4but as captain of the host of the LORD Josh 5:14the name of the captain of his host was 1 Sam 14:50captains of the host 2 Kin 9:5God himself is with us for our captain, 2 Chr 13:12appointed a captain to return to their bondage Neh 9:17to gather together the princes ... and the captains, Dan 3:2captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, Jon 18:12the captain of the temple, and the Acts 4:1to make the captain of their salvation Heb 2:10
captive / captivityTo be taken hostage by people or by something. Captivity takes away from the person the freedom of movement. Other descriptive words are: imprisoned, incarcerated, locked up, enslaved, confined or caged. DTP Satan wants to bring all people into captivity under his authority here on earth, but Christ came to set the captive free from death and bondage.that his brother was taken captive, Gen 14:14enemies, which led them away captive, 1 Kin 8:48the children ... which were come out of captivity, Ezra 8:35carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity Esth 2:6bringeth back the captivity of his people, Ps 14:7 (53:6)high, thou hast led captivity captive: Ps 68:18the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, Ps 126:1they shall take the captives, whose captives they were; Isa 14:2Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken Isa 49:25the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion. Isa 52:2to proclaim liberty to the captives, Isa 61:1 the LORD'S flock is carried away captive. Jer 13:17to preach deliverance to the captives, Luke 4:18be led away captive into all nations: Luke 21:24bringing me into captivity to the law of sin Rom 7:23bring into captivity every thought 2 Cor 10:5up on high, he led captivity captive, Eph 4:8who are taken captive by him at his will. 2 Tim 2:26creep into houses, and lead captive silly woman 2 Tim 3:6He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: Rev 13:10
care / cared / carefulIt is a deep feeling or emotion about someone or something. It is on your mind and you are focused or thinking a lot about it. DTP As disciples we should be caring for those that God has put around us, both physically and spiritually. We need to look outside of ourselves and see the needs and hurts of those around us.careful for us with all this care; 2 Kin 4:13refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. Ps 142:4wealthy nation, that dwelleth without care, Jer 49:31the cares of this world, and the Mark 4:19 (Matt 13:22)carest thou not that we perish? Mark 4:38cares and riches and pleasures of this life, Luke 8:14brought him to an inn and took care of him. Luke 10:34surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, Luke 21:34is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep. John 10:13not that he cared for the poor; John 12:6the members should have the same care one for another. 1 Cor 12:25that our care for you in the sight of God 2 Cor 7:12upon me daily, the care of all the churches. 2 Cor 11:28Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer Phil 4:6Casting all you care upon him; 1 Pet 5:7
carnal / carnallyIt is showing a way of life outwardly that does not line up with the truth in one's heart. It relates to the things that one does in the flesh. It denotes desires and behaviors that are worldly or sensual in nature. DTP The disciple needs to be careful that he does not become worldly minded. Seeking after the pleasures and ways of the world gets our focus off Christ Jesus.but I am carnal, sold under sin. Rom 7:14For to be carnally minded is death; Rom 8:6is also to minister unto them in carnal things. Rom 15:27For ye are yet carnal: 1 Cor 3:3are ye not carnal? 1 Cor 3:4weapons of our warfare are not carnal, 2 Cor 10:4after the law of a carnal commandment, Heb 7:16carnal ordinances, imposed on them Heb 9:10
carpenterThis is a craftsman who builds and works with wood. The Bible tells us that Joseph, Jesus' earthly father, was a carpenter, and Jesus was known as a David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, 2 Sam 5:11and they laid it out to the carpenters 2 Kin 12:11carpenters to repair the house of the LORD. Chr 24:12And the LORD shewed me four carpenters. Zech 1:20Is not this the carpenter's son? Matt 13:55Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mark 6:3
carry / carriedTo bear, to bring, to haul or move, to transfer. DTP Sometimes we are called upon to take up a challenge, to carry something which to us seems impossible, but with God it becomes possible. We are challenged to bring our heavy burdens to the cross of Christ.shall carry up my bones from hence. Gen 50:25 (Ex 13:19)Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father Num 11:12So that thou are not able to carry it; Deut 14:24the Spirit of the LORD shall carry thee 1 Kin 18:12with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, Isa 40:11he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: Isa 53:4the LORD'S flock is carried away captive. Jer 13:17bring again ... all that is carried away captive, Jer 28:6bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered Mark 15:1Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: Luke 10:4was parted from them, and carried up into heaven Luke 24:51and another shall gird thee, and carry thee John 21:18and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 1 Tim 6:7he carried me away in the spirit to a great Rev 21:10
castTo throw, to hurl, launch, to thrust. DTP The disciples is to cast off the things of this world not to be entangled with sin. We are called not to carry but to cast off sin, never to take it up again.I cast it into the fire, ... came out this calf. Ex 32:24For I will cast out the nations before thee, Ex 34:24Elijah passed ... and cast his mantel upon 1 Kin 19:19Part my garments ... cast lots upon my vesture. Ps 22:18 (Matt 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:24)Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Ps 42:5,11; 43:5Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not Ps 51:11Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall Ps 55:22thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. Isa 38:17I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Isa 41:9Cast away from all your transgressions, Ezek 18:31Israel hath cast off the things that is good: Hos 8:3thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths Mic 7:19thy whole body should be cast into hell. Matt 5:30; 18:9hypocrite, first cast out the beam Matt 7:5 (Luke 6:42)neither cast ye your pearls before swine, Matt 7:6cast out the spirits with his word. Matt 8:16 (Mark 1:34)unclean spirits, to cast them out, Matt 10:1 (Mark 3:15)this poor widow hath cast more in, Mark 12:43 (Luke 21:3)In my name shall they cast out devils: Mark 16:17that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37without sin ... let him first cast a stone John 8:7therefore cast off the works of darkness, Rom 13:12not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 2 Cor 4:9they have cast off their first faith. 1 Tim 5:12Cast not away therefore your confidence, Heb 10:35but perfect love casteth out fear: 1 John 4:18cast their crowns before the throne, Rev 4:10And the devil ... was cast into the lake of fire Rev 20:10
casteth / casting out devilsDelivering people from the possession of evil spirits; people can become oppressed (mind), depressed (emotions) or possessed (will) by demons and have to be set free. DTP In Christ the disciple of Christ has been given authority and through the name and power of Christ is able set such people free in the name of Jesus.He casteth out devils through the Matt 9:34of the devilscasteth he out devils Mark 3:22we saw one casting out devils in thy Mark 9:38we saw one casting out devils in thy Luke 9:49he was casting out a devil, and it was Luke 11:14
catechismA way of teaching the key truths of the Bible through using questions and answers; often this training was given to older children to prepare them for baptism, church membership, or the right to take communion.
causeFor this reason, or root, the foundation of. DTP We are taught that everything has a cause and effect. Paul tells us that whatever we sow we will also reap. What kind of treasure are you laying up in heaven each day? Our rewards from Christ will come to us on the basis of what we have done here on earth.Moses brought their cause before the LORD. Num 27:5cause that is too hard for you, bring it Deut 1:17unto God would I commit my cause: Job 5:8Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive Ps 35:1They that hate me without a cause Ps 69:4 (John 15:25)the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, Ps 140:12and plead the cause of the poor and needy. Prov 31:9For this cause shall a man leave father and Matt 19:5I have found no cause of death in him Luke 23:22but for this cause came I unto this hour. John 12:27born and for this cause came I into the world, John 18:37For this cause many are weak and sickly 1 Cor 11:30For which cause we faint not; but through 2 Cor 4:16For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Eph 3:1For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father Eph 3:14Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, 1 Tim 1:16for this cause was the gospel preached also 1 Pet 4:6
cease / ceasingTo stop doing, to bring to an end, to break off or conclude, to finish, to refrain from or terminate. DTP The disciple cannot live in two worlds; when giving one's life to Christ the old ways of the world must be terminated. We are called to cease from our wicked ways and live according to God's will.the poor shall never cease out of the land Deut 15:11to Samuel, Cease not to cry unto the LORD 1 Sam 7:8and made them to cease by force and power Ezra 4:23Help, LORD; for the godly men ceaseth; Ps 12:1Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not Ps 37:8Cease, my son, to hear the instruction Prov 19:27It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: Prov 20:3Labor not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Prov 23:4Wash you, make you clean; ...; cease to do evil; Isa 1:16prayer was made without ceasing of the church Acts 12:5without ceasing I make mention of you always Rom 1:9Then is the offense of the cross ceased Gal 5:11Cease not to give thanks for you, Eph 1:16Do not cease to pray for you, and to desire Col 1:9Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, 1 Thes 1:3For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, 1 Thes 2:13Pray without ceasing. 1 Thes 5:17suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 1 Pet 4:1
celebrateThe act of rejoicing about an event that has occurred. It is taking time to be happy in one's mind and heart. An emotion of great thankfulness toward the Lord; to be making merry with others or to be jubilant.even, shall ye celebrate your Sabbath. Lev 23:32ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. Lev 23:41praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: Isa 38:18
centurionA commander of one hundred soldiers in the Roman army; a centurion had come to ask Jesus to heal his servant, but then makes an astounding statement that just amazed Jesus, having come from a Gentile (this man knew the power of authority); Jesus states, "Truly truly, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel" (Matt 8:5-13).there came unto him a centurion, Matt 8:5, 8, 13the centurion sent friends to him, saying Luke 7:6And they said, Cornelius the centurion, Acts 10:22there the centurion found a ship of Acts 27:6
chaffThe outer skin of the grain; the wind is used to separate the grain from the chaff; it also can represent the spiritual condition of some people's lives; chaff is worthless and has no value (Matt 3:12).but are like the chaff which the wind Ps 1:4Let them be as chaff before the wind: Ps 35:5shall be as chaff that passeth away: Isa 29:5What is the chaff to the wheat? Jer 23:28as the chaff that is driven with the Hos 13:3but the chaff he will burn with fire Luke 3:17
championOne who is a winner, having defended their principles or goals, and has become the victor. DTP In Christ we can become the champion over our enemies. The disciple is an overcomer, not in their own ability or strength, but is a champion because of Christ's presence within their heart.there went out a champion out of the 1 Sam 17:4them, behold, there came up the champion 1 Sam 17:23Philistines saw their champion was dead, 1 Sam 17:51
change / changedBecoming different from the original. We are transformed into something new. DTPChrist tells us that in Him, one can become a new creation, old things have passed away. Transformation brings change to the heart, mind and body. There is a complete makeover; you are no longer the same.change them, and they shall be changed: Ps 102:26 (Heb 1:12)Thus they changed their glory into the Ps 106:20therefore will I change their glory Hos 4:7For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye Mal 3:6shall change the customs which Moses Acts 6:14Who changed the truth of God into a lie, Rom 1:25all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 1 Cor 15:51are changed into the same image from glory to glory, 2 Cor 3:18Who shall change our vile body, that it may Phil 3:21For the priesthood being changed, Heb 7:12
character / experienceNature, quality, temperament, personality. DTP For the disciple it can be an attitude that we show to others. The King James Bible uses the word "experience".perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; Rom 5:4 NASB
characteristicsIndividuality, uniqueness, self, personality, behaviour; habits that one naturally exercises. DTP The disciples are to have the characteristics or personality of Jesus Christ. We shall be like him; 1 John 3:2