Bible Dictionary and Concordance



dailyRepetition every 24 hours. DTP The disciple is called daily to servanthood. We are challenged to live one day at a time. Daily we should come to Christ in pray and study so that we can be empowered for service by the Holy Spirit. Paul tells us that we need to be filled daily (Eph 5:18)Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, Ex 5:13ye shall offer daily, Num 28:24having sorrow in my heart daily? Ps 13:2that I may daily perform my vows. Ps 61:8who daily loadeth us with benefits, Ps 68:19Give us this day our daily bread. Matt 6:11 (Luke 11:3)and take up his cross daily, Luke 9:23he taught daily in the temple. Luke 19:47continuing daily with one accord in the temple, Acts 2:46And the Lord added to the church daily such as Acts 2:47searched the scriptures daily, Acts 17:11disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. Acts 19:9in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 1 Cor 15:31But exhort one another daily, Heb 3:13
damnation / damnedPlace of eternal torment; the wicked will be judged and will spend all eternity in a place that God has prepared for them. DTPWe need to remember that this is a real event and a real place. There are no second chances. The moment one dies the end results are sealed for all shall receive the greater damnation. Matt 23:14 (Luke 20:47)but is in danger of eternal damnation. Mark 3:29these shall receive greater damnation. Mark 12:40he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:16whose damnation is just. Rom 3:8shall receive to themselves damnation. Rom 13:2eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, 1 Cor 11:29they all might be damned who believed not 2 Thes 2:12Having damnation, 1 Tim 5:12
dance / dancingTo jump, skip, to swing around; expression of joy. DTP For the disciple of Christ, it is a way of individually and corporately expressing one's joy and love toward God; dance brings together all parts of mankind as one unit (body, soul and spirit) in an expression of praise to God.after her with timbrels and with dances. Ex 15:20king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; 2 Sam 6:16king David dancing and playing: 1 Chr 15:29and their children dance. Job 21:11turned for me my mourning into dancing: Ps 30:11Let them praise his name in the dance: Ps 149:3Praise him with the timbrel and dance: Ps 150:4a time to mourn, and a time to dance; Eccl 3:4our dance is turned into mourning. Lam 5:15ye have not danced; Matt 11:17 (Luke 7:32)he heard music and dancing. Luke 15:25
dangerto suffer harm or loss; possible death and destruction to one life and soul.shall be in danger of the judgment: Matt 5:21shall be in danger of hell fire. Matt 5:22but is in danger of eternal damnation. Mark 3:29
DANIEL, book ofThis book is a prophetic book which is part of the Hebrew Scripture; Daniel was part of the group that was exiled to Babylon and became a government official. He was born and raised during the revival of King Josiah (compare Daniel 1 with 2 Kings 22, 23 and 2 Chronicles 34, 35). DTP It is very valuable for children to be raised with sensitivity to the presence of Almighty God in daily life. The first half of the book (chapters 1-6) consists of six different stories (interpreting a dream, fiery furnace, lion's den etc.); the second half of Daniel (chapters 7-12) consists of four futuristic visions; his book was to inspire the Israelites to know that even though they were in captivity, their God was with them and had a future plan for them and the Church's redemption and freedom.Noah, Daniel and Job, were in it, Ezek 14:14, 20thou art wiser than Daniel; Ezek 28:3spoken of by Daniel the prophet, Matt 24:15 (Mark 13:14)
dark / dark sayingThe absence of light, a place where one cannot see; to be ignorant of facts, to be spiritually blind.and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, Gen 15:17when it was dark, that the men went out: Josh 2:5I will utter dark sayings of old: Ps 78:2the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. Prov 1:6the sun and the moon shall be dark, Joel 2:10be full of light, having no part dark, Luke 11:36a light that shineth in a dark place, 2 Pet 1:19
darknessThis is the absence of light, when no light is present, it is like being "pitch black". One cannot see anything around them. One may say, "It is so dark one cannot see his own hand", it is like being blind. DTP It is so important that we have the light of Christ in us and also flowing out through us, lighting our pathway before us, because without Him we walk into outer darkness, blind to what lies ahead.and darkness was upon the face of the deep. Gen 1:2God divided the light from the darkness. Gen 1:4an horror of great darkness fell upon him. Gen 15:12darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. Ex 10:21with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. Deut 4:11he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, Josh 24:7God will enlighten my darkness. Ps 18:28put out in obscure darkness. Prov 20:20which sat in darkness saw great light; Matt 4:16be darkness, how great is that darkness! Matt 6:23which is in thee be not darkness. Luke 11:35a light of them which are in darkness, Rom 2:19cast off the works of darkness, Rom 13:12the rulers of the darkness of this world, Eph 6:12out of darkness into his marvelous light; 1 Pet 2:9
daughter / daughtersFemale offspring of a man and a woman.and his two daughters with him; Gen 19:30Whose daughter art thou? Gen 24:23 (24:47)his inheritance to pass unto his daughter. Num 27:8let the daughters of Judah be glad, Ps 48:11that our daughters may be as corner stones, Ps 144:12your daughters shall prophesy, Joel 2:28Daughter, be of good comfort; Matt 9:22 (Mark 5:34; Luke 8:48)the same man had four daughters, Acts 21:9
DavidA Bible character who was a shepherd who became king of Israel. A friend of God. One who worshipped God through song. One who was brave and had faith that God would take care of him in all areas of his life.the father of Jesse, the father of David. Ruth 4:17upon David from that day forward. 1 Sam16:13Jonathan and David made a covenant, 1 Sam 18:3the stairs of the city of David, Neh 12:37above the house of David, Neh 12:37He chose David also his servant, Ps 78:70O house of David, Jer 21:12my servant David a prince among them; Eze 34:24Jesus Christ, the son of David, Matt 1:1Jesse begat David the King; and David the king Matt 1:6Thou Son of David, Matt 9:27Hosanna to the Son of David: Matt 21:9If David then call him Lord, Matt 22:45the throne of his father David: Luke 1:32unto the city of David, Luke 2:4Christ cometh of the seed of David, John 7:42the seed of David according to the flesh; Rom 1:3the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, Rev 5:5I am the root and the offspring of David, Rev 22:16
Davidic covenantA binding covenant made by God with David, which promised him a house (a continuing dynasty), a kingdom (Messiah would one day rule), a throne, an eternal rule. Davidic covenants: 2 Sam 7:11-16.
day / daysA twenty four hours period of time, including both light and dark period. Seven days make a week and 365 days makes one year. DTP We are told that each day is a day that the Lord has made and has given to us and, because of this, we need to use our days wisely because they are numbered. Each day has its challenges; that is why we must seek out Christ Jesus for the power and understanding of how we should live that gift of a new day for His glory.And God called the light Day, Gen 1:5he rested on the seventh day Gen 2:2forty days and forty nights; Gen 7:4this day shall be unto you for a memorial; Ex 12:14Six days shalt thou labour, Ex 20:9 (Deut 5:13)the day of atonement shall ye make Lev 25:9this day a blessing and a curse; Deut 11:26this day life and good, Deut 30:15as thy days, so shall thy strength be. Deut 33:25shalt meditate there in day and night, Josh 1:8this day whom ye will serve; Josh 24:15this day is holy unto our LORD: Neh 8:10he meditate day and night. Ps 1:2this day have I begotten thee. Ps 2:7 (Acts 13:33; Heb 1:5)all the days of my life: Ps 23:6on thee do I wait all the day. Ps 25:5in the day of trouble: Ps 50:15day in thy courts is better than a thousand. Ps 84:10So teach us to number our days, Ps 90:12the day which the LORD hath made; Ps 118:24it is my meditation all the day. Ps 119:97The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: Prov 10:27in the day of visitation, Isa 10:3that day there shall be a root of Jesse, Isa 11:10the day of the LORD is at hand; Isa 13:6 (Joel 1:15; Zeph 1:7)a day of salvation have I helped thee: Isa 49:8 (2 Cor 6:2)day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, Ezek 30:3his knees three times a day, Dan 6:10the day of the LORD is great Joel 2:11a strong hold in the day of trouble; Nah 1:7the day of the LORD cometh, Zech 14:1forty days and forty nights, Matt 4:2 (Luke 4:2)Give us this day our daily bread. Matt 6:11 (Luke 11:3)in that day, Lord, Lord, Matt 7:22but the days will come, Matt 9:15 (Mark 2:20: Luke 5:35)the third day he shall be raised again. Matt 17:23 (Mark 9:31)that day and hour knoweth no man, Matt 24:36 (Mark 13:32)until that day when I drink it Matt 26:29 (Mark 14:25)This day is this scripture fulfilled Luke 4:21he hath appointed a day, Acts 17:31thyself wrath against the day of wrath Rom 2:5the day is at hand: Rom 13:12now is the day of salvation. 2 Cor 6:2unto the day of redemption. Eph 4:30because the days are evil. Eph 5:16until the day of Jesus Christ: Phil 1:6the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief 1 Thes 5:2the children of the day: 1 Thes 5:5one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, 2 Pet 3:8the day of the Lord will come as a thief 2 Pet 3:10the Spirit on the Lord's day, Rev 1:10
Day of AtonementThis was a Jewish festival that took place somewhere between September and October. The High Priest would offer sacrifice to atone for the nation's sin. The word atone can be described as reconciliation, penitence, compensation, making amends, recompense; the removal or forgiveness of sin through a sacrifice, resulting in our acceptance before God (Ex 30:10; Lev 23:26-31; Num 29:7-11). The Jewish people call this day "Yom Kippur".
day of the LORD / LordIn the Old Testament this title describes the punishment of Israel, Joel 1:15; Zeph 1:7, 14. It can also describe a coming day of judgment on other nations or upon humans themselves. DTP For the disciples, it represents the second coming of Christ 1 Cor 1:8. This is a future time when Jesus Christ will judge the believers.for the day of the LORD is at hand, Joel 1:15the great and terrible day of the LORD come. Joel 2:31the day of the LORD is at hand: Zeph 1:7even the voice of the day of the LORD: Zeph 1:14in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor 1:8
deacon / deaconsServant, appointed by elders, male or female; the Greek word means servant. DTP The deacons' ministry was often dealing with the material needs of the church people; a list of qualification was given by Paul to Timothy (Acts 6:1-6; 1 Tim 3:8-13).with the bishops and deacons: Phil 1:1Likewise must the deacons be grave, I Tim 3:8let them use the office of a deacon, 1 Tim 3:10 used the office of a deacon I Tim 3:13
deaconessServant, appointed by elders, female; the Greek word means servant. DTP The deaconess' ministry was often dealing with the material needs of the church people.Phebe our sister, ... a servant/deaconess of the church Rom 16:1
deadDead, to be dead; this is when a person's body no longer functions as a living being; the organs all shut down. DTP It can also refer to spiritual death were one is outside the family of God, one who is hard hearted; through our sin nature, man is born into spiritual death; man is dead in trespasses and sin. Jesus was also on the third day raised from the dead (Rom 1:4). When one makes a personal commitment through confessing one's sin to Christ we are moved from death into a place of eternal life.stood up from before his dead, Gen 23:3where there was not one dead. Ex 12:30Moses my servant is dead; Josh 1:2The dead bodies of thy servants Ps 79:2and let the dead bury their dead. Matt 8:22Jesus the resurrection from the dead. Acts 4:2God to be the Judge of quick and dead. Acts 10:42But God raised him from the dead: Acts 13:30resurrection of the dead I am called in question. Acts 23:6a resurrection of the dead, Acts 24:15For he that is dead is freed from sin. Rom 6:7Now if we be dead with Christ, Rom 6:8to be dead indeed unto sin, Rom 6:11the body is dead because of sin; Rom 8:10Lord both of the dead and living. Rom 14:9Christ risen from the dead, 1 Cor 15:20the dead shall be raised incorruptible, 1 Cor 15:52that if one died for all, then were all dead: 2 Cor 5:14who were dead in trespasses and sins; Eph 2:1 (Col 2:13)and arise from the dead, Eph 5:14unto the resurrection of the dead. Phil 3:11the firstborn from the dead; Col 1:18being dead in your sins Col 2:13For ye are dead, Col 3:3and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 1 Thes 4:16For if we be dead with him, 2 Tim 2:11your conscience from dead works to serve Heb 9:14that faith without works is dead? James 2:20For as the body without the spirit is dead, James 2:26that we, being dead to sins, 1 Pet 2:24to judge the quick and the dead. 1 Pet 4:5gospel preached also to them that are dead, 1 Pet 4:6and the first begotten of the dead, Rev 1:5I am he that liveth, and was dead; Rev 1:18which was dead, and is alive; Rev 2:8Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord Rev 14:13and the dead were judged out of Rev 20:12
deafInability to hear. DTP In addition to the physical inability to hear, we may also be deaf to hearing what the Spirit of God is trying to say to us. Often we are challenged by the Scripture to hear what the Spirit is saying and if we are deaf spiritually, we miss out on many of God's blessing for our lives.who maketh the dumb or deaf, or the seeing, Ex 4:11But I, as a deaf man, heard not; Ps 38:13the deaf hear the words of the book, Isa 29:18the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Isa 35:5and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, Matt 11:5 (Luke 7:22)he maketh both the deaf to hear, Mark 7:37Thou dumb and deaf spirit, Mark 9:25
deathDead, lifeless, no longer physically alive. DTP In the Scriptures this word refers to both physical and spiritual death; Paul states that the wages of sin is death; one needs to make a personal commitment to Christ. If one hopes to have eternal life with Christ spiritually.And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, Gen 25:11the adulteress shall surely be put to death. Lev 20:10that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: Lev 20:27the valley of the shadow of death, Ps 23:4For thou hast delivered my soul from death: Ps 56:13For thou hast delivered my soul from death, Ps 116:8the LORD is the death of his saints. Ps 116:15going down to the chambers of death. Prov 7:27but righteousness delivereth from death. Prov 10:2Death and life are in the power of the tongue: Prov 18:21but is passed from death unto life. John 5:24having loosed the pains of death: Acts 2:24Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Rom 6:3For the wages of sin is death; Rom 6:23from the law of sin and death. Rom 8:2For to be carnally minded is death; Rom 8:6For I am persuaded, that neither death, Rom 8:38or life, or death, or things present, 1 Cor 3:22ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. 1 Cor 11:26For since by man came death, 1 Cor 15:21The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 1 Cor 15:26O death, where is thy sting? 1 Cor 15:55The sting of death is sin; 1 Cor 15:56the sentence of death in ourselves, 2 Cor 1:9obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Phil 2:8who hath abolished death, 2 Tim 1:10when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:15we have passed from death unto life, 1 John 3:14and have the keys of hell and of death. Rev 1:18And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. Rev 20:14and there shall be no more death, Rev 21:4
debt / debtorIt means to owe something to another, money owing, an obligation that one has committed to with another person. DTP As disciples we cannot, by ourselves, pay the debt for our sins. Christ came to pay our debt by shedding His blood for us on the cross for us, paying the penalty for our sins.Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt. 2 Kin 4:7forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Matt 6:12and forgave him the debt. Matt 18:27not reckoned of grace, but of debt. Rom 4:4that he is a debtor to the whole law. Gal 5:3
deceitFalsehood, deception, trickery, crooked ways; a "deceiver" is one that misleads others by their lives and by their speech. DTP The key to having peace in one's life is to walk a life of truth. We should not be deceiving those around us because we are told that whatever we plant we will one day reap. (Gal 6:7-9).and their belly prepareth deceit. Job 15:35full of cursing and deceit and fraud: Ps 10:7his mouth are iniquity and deceit: Ps 36:3redeem their soul from deceit and violence: Ps 72:14for their deceit is falsehood. Ps 119:118the counsels of the wicked are deceit. Prov 12:5Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: Prov 12:20neither was any deceit in his mouth. Isa 53:9Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, Mark 7:22murder, debate, deceit, malignity: whisperers, Rom 1:29 their tongues they have used deceit; Rom 3:13through philosophy and vain deceit, Col 2:8For our exhortation was not of deceit, 1 Thes 2:3
deceitful/ deceitfulnessFalsehood, fraud, imposture, trickery, double-dealing, cheating, crooked ways, deceptive, misleading, counterfeit; the misleading character of a person can be expressed both through words and actions. DTP The disciple is not to be deceitful but, rather, honest and pure before the Lord and before people.the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. Ps 5:6O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man. Ps 43:1deceitful men shall not live out half their days; Ps 55:23but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. Prov 27:6Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: Prov 31:30The heart is deceitful above all things, Jer 17:9and the deceitfulness of riches, Mark 4:19For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, 2 Cor 11:13which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; Eph 4:22hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Heb 3:13
deceive / deceived / deceiverLiar, fraud, swindler, cheat. DTP Such people do not understand that, while they may be able to deceive man, God knows all and cannot be deceived; man's wickedness is always seen by the eye of God and is recorded for the Day of Judgment.I shall seem to him as a deceiver; Gen 27:12and deceive not with thy lips. Prov 24:28greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, Jer 4:10The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, Obad 1:3But cursed be the deceiver, Mal 1:14Take heed that no man deceive you. Matt 24:4 (Mark 13:5; Luke 21:8)I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Matt 24:5 (Mark 13:6)many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Matt 24:11they shall deceive the very elect. Matt 24:24Take heed that ye be not deceived: Luke 21:8fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. Rom 16:18Let no man deceive himself. 1 Cor 3:18Be not deceived: neither fornicators, 1 Cor 6:9Be not deceived: 1 Cor 15:33Be not deceived: God is not mocked: Gal 6:7whereby they lie in wait to deceive; Eph 4:14Let no man deceive you with vain words: Eph 5:6Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived 1 Tim 2:14not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, 1 John 1:8Little children, let no man deceive you: 1 John 3:7This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 2 John 1:7which deceiveth the whole world: Rev 12:9which he deceived them that had received Rev 19:20devil that deceived them was cast into Rev 20:10
deceptionLie, imposture, cheat; it is the state of knowing the truth but deciding to do something different by one's words and actions; even religious groups can be involved in some form of deception. Taking the truth of God and twisting it to mean something else. Gen 12:13; 20:2; 26:7; Judg 16:4-29; John 9:3-15Keep deception and lies far from me, Prov 30:8 NASBprophets of the deception of their own heart, Jer 23:26 NASBthe last deception will be worse than the first. Matt 27:64 NASB
decisionConclusion, judgment, determination, pronouncement, fixed, established, firm statement. DTP The disciple has to make many decision in his walk of faith with Christ but the most important one is to make a decision to be a follower of Christ, to die to one's will and live a life fully for Christ Jesus; a decision is a free will action from the heart of the person to invite Christ personally into one's heart as Lord and Saviour. A decision is to make a clear choice on which way one will go (Deut 30:19; Josh 23:8; 24:15; Col 2:6; 2 Pet 3:17-18).over his heart on the breastpiece of decision Ex 28:29 NIVmultitudes in the valley of decision: Joel 3:14
declare / declaredTell, affirm, state, proclaim, publish; a confession or acknowledgement of something. DTP It is needful that one gives testimony and declares before man their commitment to Christ name may be declared throughout Ex 9:16 (Rom 9:17)and shall declare his cause in the ears Josh 20:4declare among the people his doings. Ps 9:11The heavens declare the glory of God; Ps 19:1I will declare thy name unto my brethren: Ps 22:22 (Heb 2:12)and shall declare his righteousness Ps 22:31I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: Ps 40:10heavens shall declare his righteousness: Ps 50:6The heavens declare his righteousness, Ps 97:6and I will declare thy greatness. Ps 145:6declare thou, that thou mayest be justified. Isa 43:26I will declare thy righteousness, Isa 57:12they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles. Isa 66:19I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: John 17:26we declare unto you glad tidings, Acts 13:32have not shunned to declare unto you all Acts 20:27And declared to be the Son of God with power, Rom 1:4to declare his righteousness for the remission Rom 3:25declaring unto you the testimony of God. 1 Cor 2:1I declare unto you the gospel 1 Cor 15:1seen and heard declare we unto you, 1 John 1:3we have heard of him, and declare unto you, 1 John 1:5