Bible Dictionary and Concordance



RabbiA Jewish instructor, master or teacher; the ordained spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; one who has been authorized to interpret the Jewish law. They were also community leaders, giving spiritual insight.and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. Matt 23:7They said unto him, Rabbi, John 1:38Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, John 3:2John, and said unto him, Rabbi, John 3:26of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, John 6:25
RabboniGreat master, teacher. A title of respect ascribed to Jesus.herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; John 20:16
raceA competition of speed, to see who can first get to the finish line of a set course. DTP Paul warns the disciples that they are in a spiritual race and need to pace themselves, not getting tangled up in the things of the world, making sure that they complete the race that has been set before them. Disciples are to keep their eyes focused on Jesus Christ. He is at the finish line, waiting for us and cheering us on to a strong man to run a race. Ps 19:5the race is not to the swift, Ecclesiastes 9:11they which run in a race run all, 1 Cor 9:24the race that is set before us. Heb 12:1
race / tribeA people group that speaks the same tongue or language; an ethnic group; a nation; a tribe; people from the same line or heritage; a group of people with the same ancestry, language and customs. (See the word "tribe").the wickedness of the human race had become Gen 6:5 NIV
raimentOuter clothing; a covering that keeps one warm and protects from the bread to eat, and raiment to put on. Gen 28:20And purify all your raiment, and all that Num 31:20nor take a widow's raiment to pledge. Deut 24:17she sent raiment to clothe Mordecai, Est 4:4thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, Eze 16:13and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. Zech 3:4John had his raiment of camel's hair, Matt 3:4And why take ye thought for raiment? Matt 6:28transfigured ... his raiment was white as the light. Matt 17:2And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23:34raiment let us be therewith content. 1 Tim 6:8same shall be clothed in white raiment; Rev 3:5
rainMoisture condensed from the atmosphere that falls visibly in separate drops. Rain gives refreshment and life; to pour something down from the heavens. DTP God's Spirit is to be like a refreshing rain to the disciples. We are to pray for a latter rain (with its connotation of revival) and for showers of God's blessings both upon ourselves and upon His church.God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, Gen 2:5I will cause it to rain upon the earth Gen 7:4And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. Gen 7:12Then I will give you rain in due season, Lev 26:4give you the rain ... the first rain and the latter rain, Deut 11:14My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech Deut 32:2and he shall send thunder and rain; 1 Sam 12:17no rain, because they have sinned against thee; 1 Kin 8:35 (2 Chr 6:26)Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, Ps 11:6And had rained down manna upon them to eat, Ps 78:24is as a cloud of the latter rain. Prov 16:15As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, Prov 26:1the LORD our God, that giveth rain, Jer 5:24latter and former rain unto the earth. Hos 6:3till he come and rain righteousness upon you. Hos 10:12the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in Joel 2:23clouds, and give them showers of rain, Zech 10:1sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Matt 5:45gave us rain from heaven, and Acts 14:17For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh Heb 6:7until he receive the early and latter rain. James 5:7he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: James 5:17power to shut heaven, that it rain not Rev 11:6
rainbowAn arch of colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) that is often seen in the sky just after a rain shower. The rainbow was given as a sign to mankind to remind us of the covenant that God made with Noah: that God would never again destroy the world by a flood.I set my rainbow in the cloud, Gen 9:13 NKJBThe rainbow shall be in the cloud, Gen 9:16 NKJBthere was a rainbow round about the throne, Rev 4:3a rainbow was upon his head, and his Rev 10:1
raise / raisedTo come up, to increase, advance, educate, nurture or grow up. DTP God is in the ministry of raising people up from various kinds of challenges that we may face. The enemy may knock us down but through Christ's resurrection power we can be restored. The key is to have faith in Christ Jesus; we need to bring all our struggles and challenges to the cross. Also, we need to remember that, when this earthly journey is completed, He will raise us up to eternal life with Him in His Heavenly Kingdom.for this cause have I raised thee up, Ex 9:16will raise up unto thee a Prophet Deut 18:15 (Acts 3:22; 7:37)and raise thereon a great heap of stones, Josh 8:29LORD raised up judges, which delivered them Judg 2:16whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build Ezra 1:5be merciful unto me, and raise me up, Ps 41:10I have raised him up in righteousness, Isa 45:13I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, Jer 23:5in the third day he will raise us up, Hos 6:2I will raise up a shepherd in the land, Zech 11:16of these stones to raise up children Matt 3:9 (Luke 3:8)cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: Matt 10:8killed, and be raised again the third day. Matt 16:21;17:23 (Luke 9:22)hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in Luke 1:69but should raise it up again at the last day. John 6:39I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:40, 44, 54Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the Acts 2:24he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne. Acts 2:30This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all Acts 2:32Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; Acts 3:15God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him Acts 3:26hath God ... raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus. Acts 13:23But God raised him from the dead. Acts 13:30and was raised again for our justification. Rom 4:25But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus Rom 8:11believe ... that God hath raised him from the dead, Rom 10:9raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us 1 Cor 6:14sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. 1 Cor 15:42he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us 2 Cor 4:14in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, Eph 1:20hath raised us up together, and made us sit Eph 2:6whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, 1 Thes 1:10that Jesus Christ ... was raised from the dead 2 Tim 2:8Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; Heb 11:19the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; James 5:15
ransom / ransomedA sum of money demanded or paid for the release of a person who is being held captive; price to be given or paid to another. DTP The disciple needs to understand clearly that Jesus Christ was the ransom that was paid for our souls so that we could have eternal life.give for the ransom of his life whatsoever Ex 21:30a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, Ex 30:12I have found a ransom. Job 33:24nor give to God a ransom for him. Ps 49:7shall be a ransom for the righteous, Prov 21:18And the ransomed of the LORD shall retrun, Isa 35:10I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Isa 43:3the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over? Isa 51:10and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he. Jer 31:11I will ransom them from the power of the grave; Hos 13:14and to give his life a ransom for many. Matt 20:28and to give his life a ransom for many. Mark 10:45Who gave himself a ransom for all, 1Tim 2:6
raptureThe transport of believers to heaven. This will be a celebration time for the church when it is taken up into heaven to be with Christ forevermore. On that day, all disciples of Christ will experience great pleasure and joy. See 1 Cor 15:50-54 and 1 Thess 4:13-18.
read / readethTo examine and comprehend that has been written; to discover, interpret and understand. To get knowledge and wisdom from, to study as from a book. DTP The disciple is to be a reader and studier of the Scriptures. We are to ask God to give us insight into His living Word. Paul tells Timothy that he should study to show himself approved of God.and read in the audience of the people: Ex 24:7he shall read therein all the days of his life: Deut 17:19afterward he read all the words of the law, Josh 8:34he read therein ... from the morning until midday, Neh 8:3Whosoever shall read this writing, and shew me Dan 5:7make it plain ... that he may run that readeth it. Hab 2:2whoso readeth, let him understand: Matt 24:15 (Mark 13:14)in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Acts 8:28Ye are our epistle ... known and read of all men. 2 Cor 3:2Till I come, give attendance to reading, 1 Tim 4:13Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear Rev 1:3was found worthy to open and to read the book, Rev 5:4
reap / reaped / reaping / reapersTo cut or gather in a crop, to gather a harvest (see Matt 9:38). DTP In a physical, emotional and spiritual sense, we reap what we have sown here on earth. There will be either positive or negative consequences as a result of how we have lived. Today's decisions affect tomorrow's destination and rewards.when you reap the harvest of your land, Lev 19:9to reap his harvest, and to make his 1 Sam 8:12they that ... sow wickedness, reap the same. Job 4:8that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Ps 126:5He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: Prov 22:8sow wheat, but shall reap thorns: Jer 12:13in righteousness, reap in mercy; Hos 10:12Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt not reap; Mic 6:15for they sow not, neither do they reap, Matt 6:26I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, Matt 13:30and the reapers are the angels. Matt 13:39reaping where thou hast not sown, Matt 25:24 (Luke 19:21)I sent you to reap that whereon ye John 4:38is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? 1 Cor 9:11sparingly shall reap also sparingly; 2 Cor 9:6a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Gal 6:8for in due season we shall reap, Gal 6:9the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, James 5:4reap; for the time is come for thee to reap; Rev 14:15
rebel / rebelled / rebellion / rebelliousTo rise up against authority, one who resists the rule of law. People are also known to rebel against the truth and laws of God. They are said to have a rebellious spirit. DTP The disciple is to live a life of obedience to Jesus Christ, doing and following His will for his life. Satan is the author of a rebellious spirit in an effort to rule and destroy the world.Only rebel not ye against the LORD, Num 14:9because ye rebelled against my word at the water Num 20:24but rebelled against the commandment of Deut 1:26have been rebellious against the LORD. Deut 9:7For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, 1 Sam 15:23Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, 1 Sam 20:30reported ... that thou and the Jews think to rebel: Neh 6:6a stubborn and rebellious generation; Ps 78:8Because they rebelled against the words of God, Ps 107:11An evil man seeketh only rebellion: Prov 17:11and they have rebelled against me. Isa 1:2
rebuke / rebukedCriticize or reprimand strongly, expressing harsh disapproval. Throughout the Bible, people were reprimanded and rebuked for how they have lived before God and man. DTP The disciple needs to be very cautious how he deals with others in the church, but there are times when church leaders need to rebuke people for things they've said or done.shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, Lev 19:17at the rebuking of the LORD, 2 Sam 22:16 (Ps 18:15)day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, 2 Kin 19:3consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, Neh 5:7O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: Ps 38:1thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, Ps 39:11rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. Prov 9:8instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. Prov 13:1One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; Isa 30:17said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, Zech 3:2Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, Matt 16:22he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Mark 8:33Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; 1 Tim 5:1reprove, rebuke, exhort with all 2 Tim 4:2exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Tit 2:15But was rebuked for his iniquity: 2 Pet 2:16As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: Rev 3:19
receive / received / receivethBe given, presented with, or paid something; to take delivery of, to accept something purchased. DTP In all areas of life, we can receive both good and bad things. We need to be wise, judging carefully whether the things that come our way are of the devil or of the Lord Jesus Christ.they shall receive of the Almighty. Job 27:13my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer. Ps 6:9shall receive the blessing from the LORD, Ps 24:5God will redeem my soul ... for he shall receive me. Ps 49:15To receive the instruction of wisdom, Prov 1:3My son, if thou wilt receive my words, Prov 2:1Receive my instruction, and not silver; Prov 8:10your children; they received no correction: Jer 2:30For every one that asketh receiveth; Matt 7:8 (Luke 11:10)freely ye have received, freely give. Matt 10:8He that receiveth you receiveth me, Matt 10:40aand he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. Matt 10:40bshall receive a prophet's reward; Matt 10:41receive ... little child in my name receiveth me. Matt 18:5 (Mark 9:37; Luke 9:48)in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matt 21:22and receive it, and bring forth fruit, Mark 4:20This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. Luke 15:2as many as received him, to them gave he power to John 1:12I will come again, and receive you unto myself; John 14:3the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, John 14:17ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:24unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost. John 20:22But ye shall receive power, after that Acts 1:8ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. Acts 7:59that they might receive the Holy Ghost. Acts 8:15received the word with all readiness of mind, Acts 17:11Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? Acts 19:2It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35by whom we have now received the atonement. Rom 5:11much more they which receive abundance of grace Rom 5:17receive ye one another, as Christ also received us Rom 15:7natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: 1 Cor 2:14every man shall receive his own reward 1 Cor 3:8For I have received of the Lord that which also 1 Cor 11:23that we might receive the promise of Gal 3:14that we might receive the adoption of sons. Gal 4:5the same shall he receive of the Lord, Eph 6:8As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, Col 2:6the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: Col 3:24might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. Heb 9:16he shall receive the crown of life, James 1:12receive with meekness the engrafted word, James 1:21Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, James 4:3ye shall receive a crown of glory 1 Pet 5:4whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, 1 John 3:22
recompence / recompense / recompensedPayment, return, restoration, avenge, pay, render, reward, vengeance towards another. DTP It is important to remember that all things we do and many things that we encounter each day come with a price. Paul warns us that we will reap what we sow. We can make things right with others or we can wait until we come before the Lord on the day of judgement where we will face our recompense.belongeth vengeance, and recompence; Deut 32:35 (Heb 10:30)LORD hath recompensed me according 2 Sam 22:25 (Ps 18:24)the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: Prov 11:31of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies. Isa 66:6and I will recompense them according to their deeds, Jer 25:14will recompense upon thee all thine abominations. Ezek 7:3a recompence? and if ye recompense me, ... will I return your recompence Joel 3:4shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. Luke 14:14a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them. Rom 11:9Recompense to no man evil for evil. Rom 12:17disobedience received a just recompence of reward. Heb 2:2confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. Heb 10:35
reconcile / reconciled / reconcilingRestore friendly relations between, to settle something between peoples, to put or make right, to bring back together, to reunite, to resolve, to merge back as one. DTP For disciples, Christ has reconciled us to the Father through dying and shedding His blood for us on the cross.he reconcile himself unto his master? 1 Sam 29:4first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come Matt 5:24we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, Rom 5:10amuch more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Rom 5:10bthe casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, Rom 11:15unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: 1 Cor 7:11who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, 2 Cor 5:18we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. 2 Cor 5:20that he might reconcile both unto God Eph 2:16by him to reconcile all things unto himself; Col 1:20wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled. Col 1:21
reconciliationRestoration of friendly relations. DTP Christ made the perfect atonement by dying and shedding His blood for us on the cross. We were born in trespasses and sin, having the eternal death sentence on our lives. There was no hope but, through Christ Jesus, He made a way; Christ restored our relationship with the Father so that we could come into the Holy of Holies. He clothed us with His righteousness. Now as disciples, we are to take that message of reconciliation out to the world, we are to be His ambassadors.sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it. Lev 8:15made reconciliation with their blood upon the altar, 2 Chr 29:24end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, Dan 9:24given to us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Cor 5:18committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 2 Cor 5:19to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. Heb 2:17
recordThe sum of past actions or achievements. To keep an account of or a record of something. Permanent accounts for future reference. DTP God keeps a record of each one of us; we will give account of what we have done or not done. All things are recorded and we will accountable as we stand before all places where I record my name I will Ex 20:24I call heaven and earth to record this day Deut 30:19my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high. Job 16:19And this is the record of John, John 1:19and bare record that this is the Son of God. John 1:34bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. John 8:13And he that saw it bare recod, and his record is true: John 19:35I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, Rom 10:2I call God for a record upon my soul, 2 Cor 1:23For God is my record, Phil 1:8there are three that bear record in heaven, 1 John 5:7because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 1 John 5:10And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, 1 John 5:11bear record; and ye know that our record is true. 3 John 1:12Who bare record of the word of God, Rev 1:2
redeem / redeemedTo deliver, to rescue, to save, or give ransom for. This idea is that one buys back that which was sold or lost to another. One then regains that which one once had. DTP Christ redeemed us from eternal death, and by His death He paid the price for our redemption ... a price we could never hope to pay ourselves. Through faith in Him we are redeemed and have eternal life.I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, Ex 6:6led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: Ex 15:13and if any of his kin come to redeem it, Lev 25:25thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee Deut 15:15If thou wilt redeem it, Ruth 4:4who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity. 2 Sam 4:9hath redeemed my soul out of all distress. 1 Kin 1:29whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, Neh 1:10neither is it in our power to redeem them; Neh 5:5redeem me, and be merciful unto me. Ps 26:11Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: Ps 69:18and my soul, which thou hast redeemed. Ps 71:23Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, Ps 77:15Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Ps 103:4Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Ps 107:2for I have redeemed thee, I have called Isa 43:1my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? Isa 50:2Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, Isa 51:11there the LORD shall redeem thee from Mic 4:10for he hath visited and redeemed his people. Luke 1:68Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, Gal 3:13To redeem them that were under the law, Gal 4:5Redeeming the time. because the days are evil. Eph 5:16that he might redeem us from all iniquity, Tit 2:14ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, 1 Pet 1:18
Redeemer / redeemerA person that can redeem something or someone back. One who buys back, rescuing something or someone; someone who gives of themselves or their possession to get that which was lost or is now desired. DTP This is a person who has the power to bring about deliverance for those that have been bond by sin and death. Jesus Christ is one who rescues us from everlasting destruction, He helps us escape the chains and cords that have bond us, He has set us free, and He has bought us back by dying and shedding His blood for us on the cross.For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he Job 19:25O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Ps 19:14For their redeemer is mighty: he shall plead Prov 23:11and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Isa 41:14; 43:14and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, Isa 44:6Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, ... I am the LORD Isa 44:24As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, Isa 47:4Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, Isa 48:17; 54:5the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, Isa 49:7the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, Isa 49:26And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, Isa 59:20the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, Isa 60:16art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting. Isa 63:16Their Redeemer is strong; Jer 50:34
redemptionThe act of being saved from error or evil; deliverance, ransom, salvation. DTP Redemption, Christ's amazing gift of love through His sacrifice, saves us from the penalty of our wicked ways. This word is linked closely to the word salvation. In faith, whoever chooses to believe in Christ's redemptive sacrifice, will be saved. (See the words redeem and Redeemer.)ye shall grant a redemption for the land. Lev 25:24For the redemption of their soul is precious, Ps 49:8He sent redemption unto his people: Ps 111:9is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. Ps 130:7that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. Luke 2:38for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Rom 3:24waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. Rom 8:23and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Cor 1:30In whom we have redemption through his blood, Eph 1:7ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Eph 4:30In whom we have redemption through his blood, Col 1:14having obtained eternal redemption for us. Heb 9:12for the redemption of the transgressions that Heb 9:15
refine / refined /refinerOne who reduces to a pure state (examples: gold or silver); fire is often used to accomplish the task of eliminating the dross and slag. DTP The disciple is to pass through Christ's refining fire where all sin can be burned away, so that we can one day stand before a righteous and Holy Father. Christ wants us to be refined as pure gold.Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; Isa 48:10will refine them as silver is refined, Zec 13:9for he is like a refiner's fire, and like Mal 3:2And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: Mal 3:3
reformationThe action or process of getting back on track or getting back to God's will and away from our desires and wills. In the 16th century there was a time of reformation, a time of turning away from the abuses of the Catholic Church. Out of this change came the Reformed and the Protestant Churches. God had once again revealed the clear truth of His word to the people, bringing about a revival of commitment to Him.on them until the time of reformation. Heb 9:10
refreshedYou have been given new strength and energy; reinvigorated. DTP This is one of the works of the Holy Spirit is doing in our lives as we pray and seek God's truth from His word. The disciple to come each day before the Father for a time of refreshing. The world wears us down through corruption and sin but Christ, through the Holy Spirit, is there to bring us times of refreshment for both individual Christians as well as the local fellowship of believers. Oh, how we need these times of refreshing in this day and age. (We also have the ministry of refreshing each other in Christ Jesus).and the stranger, may be refreshed. Ex 23:12the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. Ex 31:17I will speak, that I may be refreshed: Job 32:20when the times of refreshing shall come Acts 3:19will of God, and may with you be refreshed. Rom 15:32For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: 1 Cor 16:18because his spirit was refreshed by you all. 2 Cor 7:13for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed 2 Tim 1:16

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