Bible Dictionary and Concordance



vailA covering used by a woman to cover her face. DTP For disciples, it can suggest trying to cover what our hearts may really be like.therefore she took a vail, and covered herself. Gen 24:65And thou shalt make a vail of blue, Ex 26:31hang up the vail under the taches, Ex 26:33he put a vail on his face. Ex 34:33before the vail of the sanctuary. Lev 4:6the LORD, even before the vail. Lev 4:17
vainHaving or showing an excessively high opinion of one's appearance, abilities, accomplishments, character, or worth. DTP The disciple must be careful not to fall into Satan's trap when he tries to make us think that we can do all things by ourselves.the name of the LORD thy God in vain; Ex 20:7that taketh his name in vain. Deut 5:11I hate vain thoughts: Ps 119:113labour in vain that ... waketh but in vain. Ps 127:1he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding. Prov 12:11vain persons shall have poverty enough. Prov 28:19Then I said, I have laboured in vain, Isa 49:4They shall not labour in vain, Isa 65:23when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, Matt 6:7But in vain they do worship me, Matt 15:9Howbeit in vain do they worship me, Mark 7:7but became vain in their imaginations, Rom 1:21unless ye have believed in vain. 1 Cor 15:2not risen, then is our preaching vain, 1 Cor 15:14that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Cor 15:58ye receive not the grace of God in vain. 2 Cor 6:1I should run, or had run, in vain. Gal 2:2then Christ is dead in vain. Gal 2:21 no man deceive you with vain words: Eph 5:6not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. Phil 2:16unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, Tit 1:10heart, this man's religion is vain. James 1:26from your vain conversation received by 1 Pet 1:18
valourGreat courage in the face of danger, to be very brave, to stand up strong against an enemy, willing to risk one's own life for others. DTP The disciple also needs to be courageous and strong in the Lord; we are in a war where Satan is out to kill and destroy people.LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour. Judg 6:12Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, Judg 11:1Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: 1 Kin 11:28he was also a mighty man in valour, 2 Kin 5:1
vanity / vanitiesTo express pride in one's own appearance or achievements; one evidence of vanity is boasting. DTP In God's eyes vanity is worthless and futile.have provoked me to anger with their vanities: Deut 32:21and they followed vanity, and became vain, 2 Kin 17:15Surely God will not hear vanity, Job 35:13how long will ye love vanity, Ps 4:2under his tongue is mischief and vanity. Ps 10:7I have hated them that regard lying vanities: Ps 31:6knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. Ps 94:11Whose mouth speaketh vanity, Ps 144:8He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: Prov 22:8Remove far from me vanity and lies; Prov 30:8Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, ... all is vanity. Eccl 1:2 (12:8)that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, Isa 5:18turn from these vanities unto the living God, Acts 14:15For the creature was made subject to vanity, Rom 8:20Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Eph 4:17they speak great swelling words of vanity, 2 Pet 2:18
veilA cover, a curtain. The Bible uses this word to talk about the curtain between the Holy Place and the Holies of Holies. To cover over one's face so that others cannot see our true identity. To hide behind or to keep in secret. DTP At the time of Jesus' death the veil was rent in two from top to bottom, making it possible for all believers to personally enter into the presence of God (Matt 27:51).the veil of the temple was rent in twain Matt 27:51the veil of the temple was rent in twain Mark 15:38Moses, which put a veil over his face, 2 Cor 3:13entereth into that within the veil; Heb 6:19consecrated for us, through the veil, Heb 10:20
vengeanceRevenge, retribution, retaliation, punishment exacted for an injury or wrong. DTP Throughout history, God has brought punishment to those who have disobeyed Him and turned their backs on Him; His judgments are true and swift, both to individual people and to nations.vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. Gen 4:15I will render vengeance to mine enemies, Deut 32:41 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; Ps 94:1he will not spare in the day of vengeance. Prov 6:34For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, Isa 34:8your God will come with vengeance, Isa 35:4and the day of vengeance of our God; Isa 61:2LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple. Jer 50:28For these be the days of vengeance, Luke 21:22for it is written, Vengeance is mine; Rom 12:19taking vengeance on them that know not God, 2 Thes 1:8Vengeance belongeth unto me, Heb 10:30
vesselA hollow container, especially one to hold liquid. DTP After inviting Christ Jesus into our hearts and becoming disciples, we are vessels for His Holy Spirit to fill us and flow through us.But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: Lev 6:28shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Ps 2:9I am like a broken vessel. Ps 31:12the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; Isa 30:14be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD. Isa 52:11broth of abominable things is in their vessels; Isa 65:4the vessel that he made of clay Jer 18:4gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. Matt 13:48wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Matt 25:4a candle, covereth it with a vessel, Luke 8:16for he is a chosen vessel unto me, Acts 9:15lump to make one vessel unto honour, Rom 9:21have this treasure in earthen vessels, 2 Cor 4:7to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 1 Thes 4:4he shall be a vessel unto honour, 2 Tim 2:21honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, 1 Pet 3:7as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: Rev 2:27
vestureGarment, dress, robe, covering, attire. At Jesus' crucifixion, the soldiers took His outer garment and gambled for it.and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, Gen 41:42and cast lots upon my vesture. Ps 22:18as a vesture shalt thou change them, Ps 102:26 (Heb 1:12)upon my vesture did they cast lots. Matt 27:35for my vesture they did casts lots. John 19:24clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: Rev 19:13
vex / vexed (persecuted)Troubled, annoyed, wronged, mistreated, victimized. DTP In various parts of the world disciples of Christ undergo persecution; our enemy is out to destroy us; persecution should not make us weak but, rather, stronger and more powerful in our faith; the enemy may be able to destroy our bodies but they cannot destroy our spirits, for we are held in the palm of Christ's hand (Ps 139:10).Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, Ex 22:21 (Lev 19:33)the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers: Num 20:15so that his soul was vexed unto death; Judg 16:16the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; Job 27:2O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed. Ps 6:2rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: Isa 63:10is grievously vexed with a devil. Matt 15:22they that were vexed with unclean spirits: Luke 6:18vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 2 Pet 2:7
vicarious / vicarious atonementPerformed, received or suffered in place of another; this is the theological teaching that Jesus died in place of sinners.
victoryConquest, triumph, win, success. DTP A time when our enemies have been defeated; a time where we have been set free from the bondage of an oppressor; a triumphal joyous time for the believer who has overcome the curse of sin and death.LORD wrought a great victory that day; 2 Sam 23:10the power, and the glory, and the victory, 1 Chr 29:11He will swallow up death in victory; Isa 25:8 he sent forth judgment unto victory. Matt 12:20Death is swallowed up in victory. 1 Cor 15:54O grave, where is thy victory? 1 Cor 15:55giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor 15:57this is the victory that overcometh the world, 1 John 5:4had gotten the victory over the beast, Rev 15:2
village / villagesCommunity, small town, hamlet, settlement, a place where a group of people have come together to live.they may go into the villages, Matt 14:15 (Mark 6:36)And he went round about the villages, teaching. Mark 6:6and entered into a village of the Samaritans, Luke 9:52
vineA climbing or trailing woody-stemmed plant of the grape family. "Vine" often refers to the grape plant, from the fruit of which wine is made. DTP For the disciple, Jesus is the vine and we are the branches; because we have been grafted into Jesus by faith, we are now to produce His likeness and character; the vine also represents our relationship with God and with each other.behold, a vine was before me; Gen 40:9A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, Duet 8:8eat ye every man of his own vine, 2 Kin 18:31hast brought a vine out of Egypt: Ps 80:8Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides Ps 128:3and planted it with the choicest vine, Isa 5:2every man under his vine and under his fig tree; Mic 4:4the vine shall give her fruit, Zech 8:12henceforth of this fruit of the vine, Matt 26:29 (Mark 14:25; Luke 22:18)I am the true vine, John 15:1I am the vine, ye are the branches: John 15:5and gathered the vine of the earth, Rev 14:19
vinedresserOne who prunes, trim, and cultivates vines in a vineyard. DTP For the disciple, our heavenly Father is the vinedresser; He is the one who grafts us in, then prunes us and watches over us so we grow, with the hope that one day we will bear fruit for His glory; Jesus is the Vine and we are the branches.the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen. 2 Kin 25:12shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. Isa 61:5I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. John 15:1 NKJB
violencePhysical force that intends to hurt, damage or kill another. Violence is committed when a person's deep emotion and anger is enacted upon someone in a destructive manner. DTP The enemy always seeks to bring violence within families, people groups and nations because he knows this is the best way for mankind to destroy itself.and the earth was filled with violence. Gen 6:11my saviour; thou savest me from violence. 2 Sam 22:3shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: Ps 72:14Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, Isa 60:18and violence in the land, ruler against ruler. Jer 51:46store up violence and robbery in their palaces. Amos 3:10from the violence that is in their hands. Jonah 3:8For the rich men thereof are full of violence, Mic 6:12the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, Matt 11:12Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; Luke 3:14with violence shall ... Babylon be thrown down, Rev 18:21
viperA poisonous snake. (asp, adder, cobra, rattler) DTP Our enemy, Satan, is often depicted as being a snake or serpent, seeking to devour by inflicting pain, causing suffering and death, always striving to separate us from God and His will.of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him. Job 20:16O generation of vipers, who hath warned Matt 3:7 (Luke 3:7)O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, Matt 12:34ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape Matt 23:33there came a viper out of the heat, Acts 28:3
virginOne (male or female) who has not been involved in sexual intercourse; one who is pure and clean. DTP The virgin in the Bible was a symbol of one being set aside for a union with God, to become a bride for Christ.was very fair to look upon, a virgin, Gen 24:16And for his sister a virgin, Lev 21:3If a damsel that is a virgin be Deut 22:23Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, Isa 7:14 The virgin, the daughter of Zion, Isa 37:22sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, Isa 47:1a virgin shall be with child, Matt 1:23of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, Matt 25:1you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 2 Cor 11:2
virgin birthA theological term relating to the birth of Christ; Mary had no sexual relationships with Joseph but the baby Jesus was conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit. (See Matt 1:18-25 and Luke 1:26-2:7.)
visionDream, idea, visualization, revelation, image. DTP God sometimes gave people visions of present and future events, about individuals or nations or the world as a whole.the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, Gen 15:1will make myself known unto him in a vision, Num 12:6which saw the vision of the Almighty, Num 24:4words, and according to all this vision, 2 Sam 7:17 (1 Chr 17:15)who had understanding in the visions of God: 2 Chr 26:5Where there is no vision, the people perish: Prov 29:18The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, Isa 1:1The burden of the valley of vision. Isa 22:1they speak a vision of their own heart, Jer 23:16heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. Ezek 1:1In the visions of God brought he me into Ezek 40:2visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar; Ezek 43:3secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Dan 2:19a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, Dan 8:1Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. Dan 8:16the thing, and had understanding of the vision. Dan 10:1your young men shall see visions: Joel 2:28 Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, Hab 2:2he had seen a vision in the temple: Luke 1:22and your young men shall see visions, Acts 2:17and to him said the Lord in a vision, Acts 9:10hath seen in a vision a man named Acts 9:12and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, Acts 11:5a vision appeared to Paul in the night; Acts 16:9Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Acts 18:9I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: Acts 26:19
visit / visitedStay, stopover, act of going to see and spend time with someone socially.the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, Gen 21:1God will surely visit you, and ye Gen 50:25visiting the iniquity Ex 20:5; 34:7 (Num 14:18; Deut 5:9)day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them. Ex 32:34LORD had visited his people in giving them bread. Ruth 1:6O visit me with thy salvation; Ps 106:4I shall visit the transgressions of Israel Amos 3:14for the LORD their God shall visit them, Zeph 2:7I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, Matt 25:36for he hath visited and redeemed his people, Luke 1:68That God hath visited his people. Luke 7:16how God at first did visit the Gentiles, Acts 15:14To visit the fatherless and widows James 1:27
Visitation (Day of Visitation)Examination, inspection, to check, checkup, to bring blessings or punishment. DTP God does visit individuals but there are times when He visits a group of people, and then there will be times He will visit nations. Then, in the last days at His second coming, He will return to the whole earth. The disciple of Christ must be always ready for His time of visitation.they be visited after the visitation of all men; Num 16:29and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit. Job 10:12what will ye do in the day of visitation, Isa 10:3time of their visitation they shall be cast down, Jer 8:12time of their visitation they shall perish. Jer 10:15; 51:18days ofvisitation are come, the days of recompense are come; Hos 9:7the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; Mic 7:4because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. Luke 19:44behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. 1 Pet 2:12
voiceThe sound produced in a person's larynx and uttered through the mouth, as speech or song. To communicate. DTP We as believers are to learn how to hear the voice of God. He will speak to his children through a variety of ways. Our words can bring praise or can produce curses and judgment. Our voice reflects our character, nature and attitude toward others and towards God.they heard the voice of the LORD God Gen 3:8I heard thy voice in the garden, Gen 3:10Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, Gen 26:5And they shall hearken to thy voice: Ex 3:18Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice Ex 5:2diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD Ex 15:26congregation lifted up their voice, Num 14:1LORD would not hearken to your voice, Deut 1:45would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD Deut 8:20the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice Deut 30:2because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: Josh 5:6we serve, and his voice will we obey. Josh 24:24the most High uttered his voice. 2 Sam 22:14 (Ps 18:13)thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, 1 Kin 20:36My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; Ps 5:3Here the voice of my supplications, Ps 28:2thou heardest the voice of my supplications Ps 31:22he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice. Ps 68:33Today if ye will hear his voice, Ps 95:7 (Heb 3:15; 4:7)I heard the voice of the LORD, saying, Whom shall I send, Isa 6:8LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, Isa 30:30For through the voice of the LORD Isa 30:31The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isa 40:3 (Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4; John 1:23)a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that Isa 66:6saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, Jer 7:23we will obey the voice of the LORD our God, Jer 42:6the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, Ezek 1:24The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Matt 3:3a voice from heaven, saying, Matt 3:17 (Mark 1:11; Luke 3:22)rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: John 3:29the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: John 5:25and the sheep hear his voice: John 10:3the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. John 10:4My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, John 10:27one that is of the truth heareth my voice. John 18:37so many kinds of voices in the world, 1 Cor 14:10that by my voice I might teach others also, 1 Cor 14:19a shout, with the voice of the archangel, 1 Thes 4:16To day if ye will hear his voice, Heb 3:7the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness 2 Pet 2:16if any man hear my voice, and open the door, Rev 3:20and he cried with a loud voice, Rev 19:17I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Rev 21:3
vow / vows / vow a vow A deep commitment of the heart and mind to another, to swear to something, a promise, guarantee, declaration, oath, giving one's word. DTP For the disciple, it is having our hearts deeply connected to the heart of God.And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, Gen 28:20where thou vowedst a vow unto me: Gen 31:13to vow avow of a Nazarite, Num 6:2If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, Num 30:2of the LORD thy God for any vow: Deut 23:18And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, 1 Sam 1:11pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the LORD, 2 Sam 15:7I will pay my vows before them that fear him. Ps 22:25pay thy vows unto the most High: Ps 50:14that I may daily perform my vows. Ps 61:8O God, ... unto thee shall the vow be performed. Ps 65:1Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: Ps 76:11I will pay my vows unto the LORD now Ps 116:14, 18When thou vowest a vow unto God, Eccl 5:4shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it. Isa 19:21I will pay that that I have vowed. Jonah 2:9keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: Nah 1:15for he had a vow. Acts 18:18