Bible Dictionary and Concordance



oathThese are binding words of commitment either between two people or between a person and God. An oath or agreement is not to be broken. Such covenants are often witnessed by two or three people. Oaths are binding and lasting, often until death.and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Gen 26:3Let there be now an oath betwixt us, Gen 26:28Then shall an oath of the LORD be Ex 22:11an oath among thy people, when the LORD Num 5:21or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; Num 30:2into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh Deut 29:12oath which thou hast made us to swear. Josh 2:20because of the oath which we sware unto them. Josh 9:20mouth: for the people feared the oath. 1 Sam 14:26charged the people with an oath, 1 Sam 14:28hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, 1 Kin 2:43entered ... into an oath, to walk in God's law, Neh 10:29I may perform the oath which I have sworn Jer 11:5but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths. Matt 5:33The oath which he sware to our father Abraham. Luke 1:73God had sworn with an oath to him, Acts 2:30had bound themselves with an oath, Acts 23:21to shew ... his counsel, confirmed it by an oath. Heb 6:17
Obadiah, book ofThe name Obadiah means "servant or worshipper of the LORD". The dating of the book is around 852 to 841 BC. There are two major themes in the book. One is that God will curse the Edomites and the second theme is that He will cause the Israelites to prosper. The book is laid out in Hebrew poetry form. It is the shortest book of the Hebrew or Old Testament Scriptures.
obedience / obedientCompliance with an order, request, or law; submission to another's authority based on position or respect. DTP We are challenged by God through the written word to be obedient. We are to make a commitment to walk in the will of the Father and not to live by our will. The lack of obedience can bring about punishment or disfellowship with God and with other disciples of Jesus Christ.hath said will we do, and be obedient. Ex 24:7shalt be obedient unto his voice. Deut 4:30shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient Deut 8:20as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me. 2 Sam 22:45neither were they obedient unto his law. Isa 42:24for obedience to the faith among all nations, Rom 1:5by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Rom 5:19or of obedience unto righteousness? Rom 6:16make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed. Rom 15:18whether ye be obedient in all things. 2 Cor 2:9every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Cor 10:5became obedient unto death, even the Phil 2:8obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God Tit 2:5Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience Heb 5:8of the Spirit, unto obedience and 1 Pet 1:2As obedient children, not fashioning 1 Pet 1:14
obey / obeyed / obeyethfollow, comply with, abide by, conform. DTP To obey means that one carries out that which has been requested of them by one who is in a position of higher authority. The disciple is to trust and obey his Lord Jesus Christ, to follow and to do His Master's bidding in all things.obey my voice according to that Gen 27:8if ye will obey my voice indeed, Ex 19:5Beware ... obey his voice, provoke him not; Ex 23:21if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, Deut 11:27keep his commandments, and obey his voice, Deut 13:4shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD Deut 27:10because thou wouldest not obey the voice of Deut 28:62shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, Deut 30:8because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: Josh 5:6we serve, and his voice will we obey. Josh 24:24to obey is better than sacrifice, and 1 Sam 15:22they obeyed the words of the LORD, 2 Chr 11:4Obey my voice, and I will be your God, Jer 7:23Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of Jer 11:3Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, Jer 11:8we will obey the voice of the LORD Jer 42:6and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Dan 7:27even the winds and the sea obey him! Matt 8:27 (Mark 4:41; Luke 8:25)We ought to obey God rather than men. Acts 5:29do not obey the truth, Rom 2:8they have not all obeyed the gospel. Rom 10:16Children, obey your parents in the Lord: Eph 6:1 (Col 3:20)and that obey not the gospel of our Lord 2 Thes 1:8eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. Heb 5:9By faith Abraham, when he was called ... obeyed; Heb 11:8bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; James 3:3have purified your souls in obeying the truth 1 Pet 1:22them that obey not the gospel of God? 1 Pet 4:17
observe / observedTo behold, keep, to obey, perceive, witness, see, to note, discern, notice. DTP Disciples need to be aware of what they observe, as what is seen can lead to both good and evil.It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD Ex 12:42observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, Ex 31:16observe to do ... the LORD your God hath commanded you: Deut 5:32observe to do according to all that is written Josh 1:8they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Ps 105:45thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Ps 119:34and let thine eyes observe my ways. Prov 23:26I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a Hos 14:8they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not Matt 23:3Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I Matt 28:20Ye observe days, and months, and times, Gal 4:10thou observe these things without preferring 1 Tim 5:21
obtain /obtainedTo find, acquire, achieve, attain. DTP The disciple can only do what one can do for God comes through obtaining His grace and mercy into our lives which can only come through His Son Jesus Christ.and shall obtain favour of the LORD. Pro 8:35they shall obtain joy and gladness, Isa 35:10 (51:11)worthy to obtain that world, Luke 20:35have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: Rom 11:30they also may obtain mercy. Rom 11:31So run, that ye may obtain. 1 Cor 9:24we have obtained an inheritance, Eph 1:11to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thes 5:9they may also obtain the salvation 2 Tim 2:10that we may obtain mercy, Heb 4:16he obtained the promise. Heb 6:15having obtained eternal redemption for us. Heb 9:12that they might obtain a better resurrection: Heb 11:35
offend / offended / offence / offencesHurt, sin, transgress, trespass, upset, insult, be rude to, cause offense. DTP Careless words can easily offend. Disciples need to be careful in how they relate to people and to God. The way we live can affect our family members as well as those around us. Our actions can result in either good or bad effects in others and we need to remember that God will hold us accountable for what we have said and done.we have offended against the LORD already, 2 Chr 28:13offend against the generation of thy children. Ps 73:15and for a rock of offence to both Isa 8:14 if thy right eye offend thee, Matt 5:29; 18:9 (Mark 9:47)whosoever shall not be offended in me. Matt 11:6 (Luke 7:23)gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, Matt 13:41But whoso shall offend one of these little ones Matt 18:6if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, Matt 18:8All ye shall be offend because of me Matt 26:31 (Mark 14:27)Who was delivered for our offences, and was Rom 4:25free gift is of many offences unto justification. Rom 5:16For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; Rom 5:17lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: Rom 9:33mark them which cause divisions and offences Rom 16:17if meat make my brother to offend, I will 1 Cor 8:13then is the offence of the cross ceased. Gal 5:11keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, James 2:10rock of offence, even to them which stumble 1 Pet 2:8
offer / offeredTo give, present, sacrifice, agreement, to present for acceptance or rejection. DTP Above all other offerings Christ desires that we offer up ourselves to Him as living sacrifices. The disciple of Christ is a servant who daily serves the Lord with his whole body, soul and spirit.and offer him there for a burnt offering Gen 22:2not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, Ex 22:29offered offered an offering of gold unto the LORD. Ex 35:22shalt thou offer for a sweet savor unto the LORD. Lev 6:21shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: Deut 33:19when the people willingly offered themselves. Judg 5:2take and offer up what seemeth good unto him: 2 Sam 24:22with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: 1 Chr 29:9I have willingly offered all these things: 1 Chr 29:17that willingly offered a freewill offering unto Ezra 3:5offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem. Neh 11:2Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, Ps 4:5therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; Ps 27:6Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows Ps 50:14offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, Ps 116:17Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your Amos 5:22offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. Mal 3:3be reconciled ... then come and offer thy gift. Matt 5:24smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; Luke 6:29ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? Luke 11:12if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service Phil 2:17may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. Heb 5:1when he had offered up prayers and supplications Heb 5:7offered himself without spot to God, purge your Heb 9:14Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; Heb 9:28he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, Heb 10:12offered up Isaac: ... offered up his only begotten son. Heb 11:17let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God Heb 13:15offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable 1 Pet 2:5offer it with the prayers of all saints upon Rev 8:3
offeringTo bring, contribution, gift, donation, present, submission, a giving of finances or a sharing of one's possessions or a giving of oneself to the service of God. DTP Each day the disciple should offer his life to our Lord Jesus Christ.offered him up for a burnt offering in Gen 22:13Israel, that they bring me an offering: Ex 25:2with his heart ye shall take my offering. Ex 25:2an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement Ex 30:15of you bring an offering unto the LORD, Lev 1:2Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; Ps 40:6 (Heb 10:5)thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, Isa 53:10offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness. Mal 3:3Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Mal 3:8offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, Rom 15:16and hath given himself for us an offering Eph 5:2sanctified through the offering of the body Heb 10:10For by one offering he hath perfected Heb 10:14remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Heb 10:18
offering, freewill / offerings, freewillA voluntary or charitable offering or gift (Ex 35:29) that is given above or in addition to what was required by the law of Moses (Lev 22:23; Ezr 3:5). There was special instruction for the people how this gift was to be given. DTP The tithe is what the believers gives, to show a commitment to their faith and church, but people could give above and beyond the requirement as a sign of faith and love to God and to the ministry of the church or to different mission outreaches.your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, Lev 23:38besides the freewill offering for the house of God Ezra 1:4willingly offered a freewill offering unto the LORD. Ezra 3:5Accept, ... the freewill offerings of my mouth, Ps 119:108proclaim and publish the free offerings: Amos 4:5
offering, grainThis type of offering was instituted and described for the people in Lev 2:1-16. It was to be a memorial offering of sweet aroma to the LORD. This offering consisted of no meat but did have some parameters on how it was to be offered by the priest. The above Scripture breaks down to how it should be offered: there was the uncooked part (Lev 2:1-3) and then some of the grain would be cooked (Lev 2:4-10) and this part could be mixed with some specific ingredients (Lev 2:11-13). You could add salt, oil, and frankincense, but you could not add leaven (yeast) or honey (Lev 2:11). Finally, in Leviticus 2:12-16 talks how this offering could be an offering of the first fruits, using green heads of grain (Lev 2:14).And when any will offer a grain offering unto the LORD, Lev 2:1the remnant of the grain offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': Lev 2:3and pour oil thereon: it is a grain offering. Lev 2:6And if thy oblation be a grain offering baken in the fryingpan, Lev 2:7the grain offering that is made of these things unto the LORD: Lev 2:8the priest shall take from the grain offering a memorial thereof, Lev 2:9the grain offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': Lev 2:10thy grain offering shalt thou season with salt; Lev 2:13a grain offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD, Lev 2:14it is a grain offering. Lev 2:15This is the law of the grain offering: Lev 6:14 NKJBshall bring a grain offering of one-tenth of an ephah Num 15:4 NKJB
offering, heaveIt is done as part of an offering given “in an up and down” motion toward the LORD in heaven. It was the shoulder of the sacrificed animal that would be offered in this manner (Lev 7:34; Num 6:20).The heave offering represented a gift of thanksgiving to the “LORD as Ruler of heaven” and could be given at any time (Ex 29:28) and partaken by the whole family. It often took place during an offering (example the peace offering Lev 10:14-15; Numbers 18:19) and was connected to the wave offering which was done by the priest.and the shoulder of the heave offering, Ex 29:27for it is an heave offering: ... their heave offering unto the LORD. Ex 29:28 for an heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace offerings. Lev 7:32ye shall offer up an heave offering unto the LORD. Num 15:19the heave offering of their gift, Num 18:11which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, Num 18:24the LORD'S heave offering, unto Eleazar the priest, Num 31:41nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine hand. Deut 12:17
offering, peace / peace offeringsThis offering was instituted by Moses to the people by the direction of God (Lev Chapter 3 and Lev 7:11-21, 29:34). This offering was divided up between three different receivers: one part to God, another part to the priest and the third part to the giver. Because of this it was known as a communion or fellowship offering. This offering could be a sacrifice given for a blessing, or thanksgiving, it could also be given in a fulfilling of a vow and lastly given as part of the freewill offering. DTP Today we do not make a peace offering in a temple, but sometimes we give gifts to one another if we sense that we have hurt some or want to make amends to a person that we may have wronged, a way to show and ask for forgiveness. Plus, we may just want to show that we love and care for them. He is the Prince of Peace (Is 9:6). We should always bring to Him an offering of peace, through our words, gifts, and actions and it should flow out of thanksgiving and through a freewill heart.sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, Ex 20:24be a sacrifice of peace offering, Lev 3:1And this is the law of the sacriffice of the peace offerings, Lev 7:11given out of the sacrifices of peace offerings of the children of Israel. Lev 10:14And if ye offer a scarifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, Lev 19:5whosoever offereth a sacrifice of a peace offerings unto the LORD Lev 22:21for a sacrifice of peace offerings. Lev 23:19and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD. Judg 20:26Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. 1 Sam 13:9and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. 2 Sam 24:25Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, 1 Kin 8:63I have peace offerings with me; Pro 7:14the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, Ezek 46:2neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Amos 5:22
offering, waveIt is done as part of an offering given “back and forth” motion toward the alter in the Holy of Holies. It was the breast of the sacrificed animal that would be offered in this manner (Lev 7:34; Num 6:20).The wave offering represented a gift of thanksgiving to the “LORD as Ruler of the earth” and could be given at any time (Ex 29:28) and partaken by the whole family. It often took place during an offering (example the peace offering Lev 10:14-15; Numbers 18:19) and was connected to the heave offering which was done by the priest.and shalt wave them for a wave offering before the LORD. Ex 29:24shalt sanctify the breast of the wave offering, Ex 29:27the breast may be waved for a wave offering before the LORD. Lev 7:30and waved them for a wave offering before the LORD. Lev 8:27 Aaron waved for a wave offering before the LORD; Lev 9:21with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel: Num 18:11
officeA position of leadership, authority, trust or service. DTP In the Church, the Body of Christ, Jesus gives to His disciples different gifts and different offices, the purpose being to serve one another. Leaders need to serve, helping others to grow and mature in Christ Jesus. It is important that we seek to determine what gifts God has given us and where, as leaders, we should serve.he may minister unto me in the priest's office, Ex 28:1office was to distribute unto their brethren. Neh 13:13days be few; and let another take his office. Ps 109:8as I am the apostle ..., I magnify mine office. Rom 11:13and all members have not the same office. Rom 12:4if a man desire the office of a bishop, 1 Tim 3:1then let them use the office of a deacon, 1 Tim 3:10Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, Heb 7:5
oilThe oil referred to in the Bible was produced from olives; it is mention over 200 times throughout the Bible. The purist oil was produced by extreme pressure. It was used for anointing, cooking, and lamps. Oil also represents the power of the Holy Spirit.thereon, and he poured oil thereon. Gen 35:14Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, Ex 25:6that they bring thee pure oil olive Ex 27:20Then Samuel took a vial of oil, 1 Sam 10:1Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed 1 Sam 16:13and the rock poured me out rivers of oil. Job 29:6thou anointest my head with oil; Ps 23:5anointed thee with the oil of gladness Ps 45:7 (Heb 1:9)oil to make his face to shine, and bread Ps 104:15the oil of joy for mourning, Isa 61:3lamps, and took no oil with them. Matt 25:3anointed with oil many that were sick, Mark 6:13hath anointed thee with the oil of Heb 1:9anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:14
ointmentA cream, lotion or balm; often it is used to help in healing, to cleans a wound from infection. DTP The disciple can be anointed by the ointment and power of the Holy Spirit who can bring hope and healing to the wounded soul.the priests made the ointment of the spices. 1 Chr 9:30It is like the precious ointment upon the head, Ps 133:2an alabaster box of very precious ointment, Matt 26:7For this ointment might have been sold for much, Matt 26:9and anointed them with the ointment. Luke 7:38which anointed the Lord with ointment, John 11:2
oldMature, aged, senior: people who have lived a long life often over 65 years of age. DTP A very important group of people in the body of Christ Jesus. Time has given them many life experiences that should be transferred on to the younger generations.I have been young, and now am old; Ps 37:25it was said by them of old time, Matt 5:21but when thou shalt be old, John 21:18old things are passed away; 2 Cor 5:17under threescore years old, 1 Tim 5:9
old man / old menThis term provides a picture of our old sinful nature; it also represents the condition into which we are all born. Also can simply refer to elderly males. DTP As disciples, we are commanded to die to our old self and live for Christ. We are to become a new creation, a testimony for His glory.the beauty of old men is the gray head. Prov 20:29your old men shall dream dreams, Joel 2:28and your old men shall dream dreams: Acts 2:17that our old man is crucified with him, Rom 6:6the former conversation the old man, Eph 4:22seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; Col 3:9
Old TestamentAlso known as the Old Covenant, it refers to the 39 books of the Hebrew Scriptures. The Scriptures are a testimony about God and how He works and speaks to His people. It is a written account of the history from the time of creation to about 400 years before Christ's birth.
OmegaLast letter of the Greek alphabet. The phrase "alpha and omega" represents the complete activity of God with mankind. It also expresses the idea of God's completeness and fullness concerning all created things both in heaven and on earth.I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, Rev 1:8I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Rev 21:6I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, Rev 22:13
omnipotence / omnipotentGod's attribute of all-powerfulness, supremacy, control, influence, supreme, utmost, above all. He is the God of gods, the Creator and Ruler of the entire universe.for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Rev 19:6
omnipresenceGod's attribute of being everywhere present at all places and at all times.
omniscienceGod's attribute of being all-knowing, totally informed.
oneSingle, unique, solitary, individual. DTP The disciple of Christ is called to become one with Christ, to die to self and live life totally as one with, and for, Him. Also, a man and woman, through marriage, becomes one as a couple before God.his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Gen 2:24 (Matt 19:5; Mark 10:8; 1 Cor 6:16; Eph 5:31)people is one, and they have all one language; Gen 11:6The LORD our God is one LORD. Deut 6:4One thing have I desired of the LORD, Ps 27:4Two are better than one; because they have Eccl 4:9one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass Matt 5:18there is none good but one, that is, God: Matt 19:17received the one talent came and said, Lord, Matt 25:24one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, John 9:25I and my Father are one. John 10:30given me, that they may be one, as we are. John 17:11they all may be one; ... also may be one in us: John 17:21believed were of one heart and one soul: Acts 4:32So we, being many, are one body in Christ, Rom 12:5is but one God, ... and one Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Cor 8:6neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Gal 3:28to make in himself of twain one new man, Eph 2:15One Lord, one faith, one baptism. Eph 4:5but this one thing I do, forgetting those Phil 3:13are three that bear record ... three are one. 1 John 5:7

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