Bible Dictionary and Concordance



I Am / I am"To be" or "truly I am" (strong statement); self-title that God the Father and God the Son used to proclaim who He was, linking Himself explicitly as God in Exodus 3:14.I AM THAT I AM: Ex 3:14I am the bread of life: John 6:35, 48I am the light of the world: John 8:12, 58I am the door: John 10:9I am the good shepherd: John 10:11I am the resurrection, and the life: John 11:25I am the way, the truth and the life: John 14:6I am the true vine, John 15:1I am Alpha and Omega, Rev 1:8I am the first and the last. Rev 1:17
ichthys or ichthus / fishThis was the Greek word for fish; in the early church the letters served as an acronym which translated meant: Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour. The drawing of the fish showed that they were disciples of, "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour". This symbol can be found on depicted on many things around the world to this day.
idols / idolatry / idolaterAn idol is an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship or adoration is addressed. Idolatry is the worship given to such images. Pagodas, shrines, and temples are often built in honor of such false deities; people that take things or make things to represent a god and then worship them as gods. DTP Scripture forbids disciples to worship idols. See the Ten Commandments, Ex 20:1-15. See the life of Solomon, 1 Kings 11:1-8. See the ways of man, Romans 1:21-25.Turn ye not unto idols, nor make ... molten gods: Lev 19:4make you no idols nor graven image, Lev 26:1stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. 1 Sam 15:23hath made Judah also to sin with his idols: 2 Kin 21:11the gods of the people are idols: 1 Chr 16:26 (Ps 96:5)cut down all the idols throughout all the land 2 Chr 34:7Their land also is full of idols; they worship Isa 2:8in that day every man shall cast away his idols Isa 31:7with idols under every green tree, Isa 57:5that setteth up his idols in his heart, Ezek 14:4Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; Ezek 14:6trusteth therein, to make dumb idols? Hab 2:18abstain from pollutions of idols, Acts 15:20, 29 (21:25)when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. Acts 17:16fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, 1 Cor 5:11my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. 1 Cor 10:14carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye 1 Cor 12:2Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, Gal 5:20nor covetous man, who is an idolater, Eph 5:5and covetousness, which is idolatry. Col 3:5how ye turned to God from idols to serve 1 Thes 1:9children, keep yourselves from idols. 1 John 5:21
ignorantUnaware, uninformed, unfamiliar, unknowing, oblivious, not understanding or comprehending a truth or teaching. DTP On the day of judgement we will not be able to plead ignorance; God has given us His Word and His world. We will not be able to say that "we didn't know". We are each responsible for our walk before the Lord Jesus Christ and we must work hard at knowing His truth because it is His truth that sets us free. (John 8:32).foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast Ps 73:22His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, Isa 56:10that they were unlearned and ignorant men, Acts 4:13Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, Rom 1:13 (1 Cor 10:1, 12:1; 2 Cor 1:8; 1 Thes 4:13)For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, Rom 10:3But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 1 Cor 14:38Satan ... for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Cor 2:11beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one 2 Pet 3:8
illuminatedLight, enlightenment, clarification, explanation; the idea that something comes to light or that one now understands; God has allowed us to see the truth of His Word or some truths about who He is. DTP Illumination is the work of the Holy Spirit in the disciple's life.days, in which, after ye were illuminated, Heb 10:32
image / imagesStatue, picture, embodiment, form or shape that represents something else. DTP The Bible teaches that we are not to make or worship images of things that we presume to be gods; still today, man continues to worship created things rather than worshipping God the Creator of all things; the disciple can easily fall into idolatry ... the worship of images. (See Daniel 3:1-18 and Romans 1:23.)said, Let us make man in our image, Gen 1:26So God created man in his own image, Gen 1:27not make unto thee any graven image, Ex 20:4graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, Lev 26:1shalt not make thee any graven image, Deut 5:8And they brake down the image of Baal, 2 Kin 10:27Confounded be all they that serve graven images, Ps 97:7The workman melteth a graven image, Isa 40:19be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, Isa 42:17saith unto them, Whose is this image Matt 22:20an image made like to corruptible man, Rom 1:23have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Rom 11:4of Christ, who is the image of God, 2 Cor 4:4the image of him that created him. Col 3:10should make an image to the beast, Rev 13:14upon them which worshipped his image. Rev 16:2
immaculate conceptionA dogma of the Catholic Church that teaches that at the moment of Jesus' conception, Mary received immunity from original sin. She became sinless and immediately became holy and worthy of worship because of being the mother of the Son of God. The challenge with this teaching is that it takes away the "Son of Man" side of Jesus Christ. Christ could not pay for our sins unless He lived as a man and was sinless, making it then possible to become the perfect sacrificial Lamb for our sins.
ImmanuelSee Emmanuel; translated as "God with Us"; Christ is God who came to be with us and, after His death and resurrection, He came to be "in" us; the disciple has Christ personally dwelling in his heart and life.a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isa 7:14fill the breadth of the land, O Immanuel. Isa 8:8
immersionPlunging; to be totally covered over; another word for baptism; the person is to be totally buried in water, covered over (representing death), then to come up out of the water, being made alive in Christ Jesus; we die to ourselves and live for Christ.
immortal / immortalityExemption from death, unending life, unlimited existence. DTP As disciples, we enter into a personal relationship with Christ at that moment we receive life eternal; we live forever because Christ lives in for glory and honour and immortality, Rom 2:7and this mortal must put on immortality. 1 Cor 15:53this moral shall have put on immortality, 1 Cor 15: 54Now unto the King eternal, immortal, 1 Tim 1:17Who only hath immortality, I Tim 6:16
immutability / immutableUnchangeable, constant, permanent, fixed; the unchangeableness of God; God's nature, character and promises never change; they are fixed for all eternity (Gen 6:6; Hos 11:8).of promise the immutability Heb 6:17That by two immutable things, in which it Heb 6: 18
impossibleNot able to happen or occur, not able to be done or to exist. DTP With Christ all things are possible but our prayers must line up to the will of the Father in heaven.and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matt 17:20With men this is impossible; Matt 19:26 (Mark 10:27; Luke 18:27)For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, Heb 6:18without faith it is impossible to please him: Heb 11:6
impurityFoulness, unclean, defilement, unchasity, adulterated condition. DTP For the disciple, we come to Christ to receive His cleansing blood; sin makes us impure and only Christ's blood can wash us, make us pure, and prepare us to stand sinless before a Holy Father.
imputed / imputethCharge, accusation, assertion, complaint, allegation. DTP A legal term giving the idea that our sin has caused us to have a debt or charge against us; if not paid, the penalty is death. Christ came to pay the debt for all those who would believe on Him as their Lord and Saviour. He paid a price that we could not pay; He gave Himself by death (sacrificial Lamb) to the Father on our behalf.neither shall it be imputed unto him Lev 7:18whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, Ps 32:2 (Rom 4:8)whom God imputeth righteousness without works. Rom 4:6might be imputed unto them also. Rom 4:11, 24but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Rom 5:13God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: James 2:23 (Rom 4:22)
inPreposition expressing the situation of something that is or appears to be enclosed or surrounded by something else; to be inside. DTP The word "in" is used thousands of time in the Bible but the key point of this word is that Christ Jesus desires to live "in" us through the power of the Holy Spirit. He desires to fill us and dwell in us. Because of His gift of faith, we are in Him, and He in us. He has given us so much.which if a man do, he shall live in them: Lev 18:5 (Rom 10:5; Gal 3:12)in him we live, and move, and have our being; Acts 17:28brethren, I have lived in all good conscience Acts 23:1as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Rom 12:18I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: Gal 2:20If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in Gal 5:25and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. Eph 1:1blessing in heavenly places in Christ. Eph 1:3he hath chosen us in him before the foundation Eph 1:4In whom we have redemption Eph 1:7his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself. Eph 1:9gather together in one all things in Christ, Eph 1:10In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, Eph 1:11who first trusted in Christ. Eph 1:12In whom ye also trusted, Eph 1:13Which he wrought in Christ, Eph 1:20all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall 2 Tim 3:12in all things willing to live honestly. Heb 13:18but live according to God in the spirit. 1 Pet 4:6
incarnationPersonification, embodiment, manifestation, living form; bodily manifestation; God took on human nature and human flesh; He became like man in all ways, minus a sin nature.
incensePerfume, fragrance; an aroma that fills the room. DTP The disciple is to be a sweet-smelling incense (savour) unto the Lord, 2 Corinthians 2:15.for anointing oil, and for sweet incense. Ex 25:6he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense Ex 30:8incense upon the fire ... may cover the mercy seat Lev 16:13and burnt incense in high places. 1 Kin 3:3my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; Ps 141:2burneth incense upon altars of brick. Isa 65:3censer ... and a thick cloud of incense went up. Ezek 8:11burned incense to graven images. Hos 11:2every place incense shall be offered unto my Mal 1:11there was given unto him much incense, Rev 8:3
incense, altar ofThis was a piece of furniture that was located in the Holy place; there incense was burned and, as the smoke rose, to represent the prayers and worship of God's people in the presence of God; the incense was burned during the morning and evening sacrifices; it was to symbolize the prayers of the people going up to God.make an altar to burn incense upon: Ex 30:1he burnt incense upon the altar that 1 Kin 9:25the right side of the altar of incense. Luke 1:11
incline / inclinedTo turn, to move toward, to draw very close, to be willing to do something. DTP As disciples, we need to draw close to God each day. We need to come to a place where we become quiet so that we can hear and then obey the still small voice of the Lord. We need to focus the ear of our heart on the will and leading of the Holy Spirit as He teaches us and leads us in our daily walk here on earth.and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel. Josh 24:23he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk 1 Kin 8:58LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. Ps 40:1incline your ears to the words of my mouth. Ps 78:1hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call Ps 116:2Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not Ps 119:36have inclined mine heart to perform thy statues Ps 119:112incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine Prov 2:2Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, Isa 55:3
increase / increased / increasethTo enlarge, flourish, to grow or multiply. DTP The disciple is on a pilgrimage of growth in Christ Jesus. Christ must continue to increase in our lives and we need to decrease. Discipleship is a daily process of growing and maturing so that in the end we will produce fruit that will glorify Christ. Christ desires to bless us and fill us with more of His presence each day.waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it Gen 7:17in the increase, that ye shall give a fifth part Gen 47:24of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, Ex 1:7shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, Deut 14:22wise man will hear, and will increase learning, Prov 1:5Honour ... with the firstfruits of all thine increase. Prov 3:9teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. Prov 9:9meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, Isa 29:19to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Isa 40:29Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor Luke 2:52apostles saith unto the Lord, increase our faith. Luke 17:5He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30the word of God increased; and the number of the Acts 6:7in the faith, and increased in number daily. Acts 16:5Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 1 Cor 3:6and increase the fruits of your righteousness; 2 Cor 9:10good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. Col 1:10and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. Col 2:19Lord make you to increase and abound in love 1 Thes 3:12
indignationTo have anger, wrath or fury, to annoy or to provoke. DTP Disciples should not provoke one other and, most of all, should not provoke God to anger. We need to walk carefully each day and to watch over our attitude, and how we think and live out our lives before God and great indignation, and cast them into another Deut 29:28And there was great indignation against Israel: 2 Kin 3:27Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: Ps 102:10For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, Isa 34:2and have indignation against the holy covenant: Dan 11:30his disciples saw it, they had indignation, Matt 26:8 (Mark 14:4)but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath. Rom 2:8
indwell / indwellingAbide; to have a presence that resides within someone or something. DTP The Holy Spirit comes to indwell or take up residence within the believer; the believer is to be the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19). See John 14:1-17; Eph 1:13-14.
inerrancyA theological term used to describe the Bible or the Word of God; it means "without error" (inerrancy); the original manuscripts were free from error and contradiction; the Bible is trustworthy, balanced and truthful in all areas.
infallibilityA theological term used to described the Bible or the Word of God, meaning that the Bible is exempt from liability to error; the doctrinal teaching that the Bible does not contradict itself or teach one truth in one part, then teach an opposite or different truth in another part; the Bible is trustworthy, balanced and truthful in all areas.
infiniteUnboundless, endless, measureless, perfect, limitless; no beginning or end; a term to express who God is; the One who was, and is, and will be for all time: past, present and future. He is outside of the bounds of time and is immeasurable in every respect of Who He is.and thine iniquities infinite? Job 22:5his understanding is infinite. Ps 147:5were her strength, and it was infinite; Nah 3:9

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