Bible Dictionary and Concordance



A.D.It is a short form for the Latin words, "Anno Domini", which means "in the year of the Lord". (Example A.D. 2014.)
Aaron's rod Aaron was the older brother of Moses; God took the rod or staff of Aaron to perform many miracles; plus it was a testimony of God's presence with the people of Israel. The staff represented the tribe of Levi and later the staff was kept in the Ark of the Covenant.Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods Ex 7:12the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, Num 17:8Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, Num 17:10and Aaron's rod that budded. Heb 9:4
Abba, FatherAramaic word for "father"; Jesus used this term to call out to His heavenly Father. DTP Paul uses it to speak of the disciples' relationship with God the Father and how we have been adopted as His children.Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Mark 14:36Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, Father. Rom 8:15Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Gal 4:6
abide / abode / abidethTo stand, bear, tolerate, remain, depend upon, to be connected to, to stay at. DTP The disciple must abide in Christ if he hopes to see the fruit of Christ in his life. To abide you must give your life to Christ so that He may personally graft you into Himself. Our walk with Christ is to be personal and daily, hand in hand journey together.the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai. Ex 24:16and there abide forever. 1 Sam 1:22Abide thou with me, fear not: 1 Sam 22:33Know not ... nor abide in the paths there of. Job 24:13LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Ps 15:1shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Ps 91:1come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. Luke 19:5They came ... and abode with him that day. John 1:39... if you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. John 8:31 NKJBanother Comforter, that he may abide with you John 14:16Abide in me, and I in you. John 15:4He that abideth in me, and I in him, ... much fruit: John 15:5If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask John 15:7keep my commandments, ... shall abide in my love. John 15:10now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; 1 Cor 13:13by the word of God, which ... abideth for ever. 1 Pet 1:23are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, 1 John 2:14he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1 John 2:17And now, little children, abide in him; 1 John 2:28Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not. 1 John 3:6and by this we know that he abides in us, 1 John 3:24hereby this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, 1 John 4:13 NKJB
able / enabledCapability, potential, gifted, empowered. DTP The disciples does not need to lean on their own ability but to lean on God's ability and power. We are made overcomers because of God's ability flowing through us by the Holy Spirit.Every man shall give as he is able, Deut 16:17 so that no one is able to withstand thee? 2 Chr 20:6our God whom we serve is able to deliver us Dan 3:17able to deliver thee from the lions? Dan 6:20Believe ye that I am able to do this? Matt 9:28which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matt 10:28which is able to build you up, Acts 20:32he was able also to perform. Rom 4:21shall be able to separate us from the love of God, Rom 8:39for God is able to graft them in again. Rom 11:23that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Cor 10:13made us able ministers of the new testament; 2 Cor 3:6And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; 2 Cor 9:8May be able to comprehend with all saints Eph 3:18Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly Eph 3:20that ye may be able to stand against Eph 6:11he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Phil 3:21who hath enabled me, 1 Tim 1:12he is able to keep that 2 Tim 1:12who shall be able to teach others also. 2 Tim 2:2which are able to make thee wise 2 Tim 3:15that he may be able by sound doctrine Tit 1:9God was able to raise him up, Heb 11:19that is able to keep you from falling, Jude 1:24
abomination Outrage, disgrace, disgust, scandal, hatred, revulsion, contamination, uncleanness, impurity, corruption; an obstruction or a way of lifestyle that is deeply offensive or detestable to God.they shall be an abomination unto you. Lev 11:10, 11-13for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God. Deut 7:25for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD Deut 22:5These six ... yea, seven are an abomination unto him. Prov 6:16Lying lips are abomination to the LORD. Pro 12:22The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD. Prov 15:9if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight. Jer 4:1defiled my sanctuary ... with all thine abominations. Ezek 5:11and an abomination is committed in Israel Mal 2:11is abomination in the sight of God. Luke 16:15having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations Rev 17:4
abomination of desolation A devastating act often refers to the future destruction of the temple in Jerusalem that took place in 70 AD.the abomination that maketh desolate. Dan 11:31; (Dan 12:11)see the abomination of desolation. Matt 24:15shall see the abomination of desolation. Mark 13:14
aboundTo have an abundance of, plentiful, limitless, to excel, to be sufficient or have enough of. DTP In Christ we have an abundance of His mercy and grace, and are overflowing with love to all who believe. God gives generously to all who seek Him and He wants to bless us with all His fullness because we are His children through Christ Jesus. He desires that we abound with much fruit.A faithful man shall abound Prov 28:20because iniquity shall abound, the love of Matt 24:12offence might abound. Rom 5:20peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope. Rom 15:13always abounding in the work of the Lord. 1 Cor 15:58as ye abound in every thing, ... ye abound in this grace also. 2 Cor 8:7God is able to make all grace abound toward you. 2 Cor 9:8that your love may abound Phil 1:9how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Phil 4:12I desire fruit that may abound to your account. Phil 4:17the Lord make you ... abound in love 1 Thes 3:12so ye would abound more and more. 1 Thes 4:1 For if these things be in you, and abound, 2 Pet 1:8
AbrahamTerah, the tenth in descent from Noah, begat Abram (Luke 3:34). God changed his name from Abram to Abraham; called of God, father and seed of many nations, a mighty man of prayer, faith, obedience and courage. God made a covenant with him (Abrahamic Covenant), out of the line of Abraham would come the Christ (Matt 1:1, 2).but thy name shall be Abraham. Gen 17:5him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. Gen 22:11thou, Israel ... the seed of Abraham my friend. Isa 41:8Abraham was one, and he inherited the Ezek 33:24answered and said unto him, Abraham John 8:39Jesus said unto them, ... Before Abraham was, I am. John 8:58Abraham believed God. Rom 4:3Even as Abraham believed God. Gal 3:6By faith Abraham, when he was called ... obeyed. Heb 11:8Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him James 2:23
Abraham, Isaac, JacobThe three patriarchs who became the foundation for the Jewish race of people. The Hebrew people look back to them as the ones that God called to build the nation of Israel, His chosen people. DTP These three men are the disciples' forefathers, part of the Christian heritage, they are part of our family tree as believers in Christ.God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob. Ex 3:16Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel (Jacob). 1 Kin 18:36To be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Jer 33:26Sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. Matt 8:11He calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Luke 20:37The God of Abraham, and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers. Acts 3:13
Abrahamic CovenantThis was an unconditional promise that was made between God and Abraham. It has two key points; one, that Abraham would have physical descendants through whom the Christ (Messiah) would come and secondly, was concerning what is known as the "promised land", the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the River Euphrates. The agreement also included the rite of circumcision. Gen 12:1-3; 13:14-17; 15:4-7, 18-21; 17:1-27; 22:17-18.
abstainTo refrain from, to stay away from, to avoid or not use; DTP The disciple is to abstain from strong drink, from wickedness and fleshly lust things that are contrary to God's will and Word. Our walk of faith is one that has boundaries to it and our lives are to be like Christ; that means abstaining from things that may cause another to stumble.he shall abstain from wine and strong drink; Num 6:3 NASBThey abstain from pollutions of idols. Acts 15:20 Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thes 5:22and commanding to abstain from meats, 1 Tim 4:3the Lord is to abstain from wickedness. 2 Tim 2:19 NASBAbstain from fleshly lust, which war against 1 Pet 2:11
abundance / abundant / abundantlyTo have more than one needs, a large amount or quantity of something; an overflowing amount; to be abundantly blessed by God. DTP Faith in Christ moves us into being one with Christ, He has given to the disciple the gift of an abundant life, that started the moment that we received Christ personally into our hearts. He pours out on and in us an abundance of truth, grace, mercy, love and power so that we can live a victorious life here on earth.The LORD God ... abundant in goodness and truth. Ex 34:6With gladness ... for the abundance of all things; Deut 28:47Fruit trees in abundance: Neh 9:25They shall be abundantly satisfied Ps 36:8Trusted in the abundance of his riches, Ps 52:7and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. Ps 72:7And to our God, for he will abundantly pardon, Isa 55:7Out of the abundance of the heart Matt 12:34Might have life and ... have it more abundantly. John 10:10Much more they which receive abundance of grace Rom 5:17Able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. Eph 3:20May be more abundant in Jesus Christ Phil 1:26The grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant 1 Tim 1:14Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Tit 3:6According to his abundant mercy hath begotten 1 Pet 1:3
abuse / abusiveTo insult with speech (filthy, vulgar) or by action toward someone else; to put another down with words; to physically hit another or to use cruel and inhumane treatment towards another, over a short or a long period of time (hurt or molest). DTP Disciples must always be aware of their actions and speech with the family and out in their community. We should not use any type of abusive language or do any type of abusive actions towards another person.abused her all the night until the morning: Judg 19:25hurling abuse at Him, Matt 27:39 NASBCharge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. 1 Cor 9:18abusive speech from your mouth. Col 3:8 NASBstrife, abusive language, evil suspicions, 1 Tim 6:4 NASB
abyss / bottomless pitGulf, chasm, deep hole, void; the in-between world. A prison for the disobedient spirits; sometimes translated as the bottomless pit or the world of the dead.command them to go away into the abyss. Luke 8:31 NASBand the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. Rev 9:1the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war Rev 11:7 NASBabout to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction. Rev 17:8 NASB
accept / acceptableTo receive, to take unto one self, to agree. DTP As disciples we need to accept our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, plus we need to be willing to accept the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives. To accept, is take on the responsibility of what you have been given charge over; to accept is also to agree to, to commit to doing it. We also need to bring all that we are as a disciple so that we can become acceptable as His child.accept the work of his hands. Deut 33:11accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity? Job 2:10 NKJBMeditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight. Ps 19:14accept ... the freewill offerings of my mouth. Ps 119:108In an acceptable time have I heard thee. Isa 49:8 (2 Cor 6:2)Proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD. Isa 61:2 (Luke 4:19)Let my supplication, I pray thee, be accepted Jer 37:20hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: Mark 4:20 NKJBA living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God. Rom 12:1That good and acceptable, and perfect will of God. Rom 12:2accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us Rom 15:7 NASBIn a time accepted ..., now is the accepted time; 2 Cor 6:2Wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. Eph 1:6Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. Eph 5:10For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour. 1 Tim 2:3Take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 1 Pet 2:20
accordAgree with, match up with, concur with, be consistent with, harmonize with, be in harmony with, be compatible with; pact, treaty, agreement, settlement, deal, contract. DTP As a disciple of Christ it is important that we come into the will of God for our lives, to be in one accord with Him. The body of Christ is to function and serve as harmony unit. We are to work daily at being one with Christ and with each other as Christ disciples. This is one of the believer most powerful testimony that we can have to a lost world that we minister and serve together as one, glorifying Christ through our lives as His church.All continued with one accord in prayer and Acts 1:14Come, they were all with one accord in one place. Acts 2:1Continuing daily with one accord in the temple, Acts 2:46Lifted up their voice to God with one accord, Acts 4:24Same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Phil 2:2
account /accountedTo reckon, to measure out the details, to align or measure out the facts, to reckon between two parties or more. DTP The disciple will have to stand before the Lord and give an account of his life. Judgment first starts at the house of the Lord (See 1 Pet 4:17)This is the account of the heavens Gen 2:4 NASBAnd he believed in the LORD, and He accounted to to him for righteousness. Gen 15:6 NKJBAnd that was accounted to him for righteousness Ps 106:31 NKJBOr the son of man, that thou makest account of him! Ps 144:3the earth are accounted as nothing, Dan 4:35 NASBOn whose account has this calamity struck us? Jon 1:8 NASBThat every idle word ... they shall give account Matt 12:36came and settled accounts with them. Matt 25:19 NKJBgive an account of thy stewardship; Luke 16:2Whereby we may give an account of this concourse. Acts 19:40his faith is accounted for righteousness, Rom 4:5 NKJBWe are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Rom 8:36Every one ... shall give account of himself to God. Rom 14:12And it was accounted to him for righteousness. Gal 3:6Desire fruit that may abound to your account. Phil 4:17as they that must give account, Heb 13:17Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. James 2:23 NKJBGive account to him that is ready to judge 1 Pet 4:5
accursedTestify against, detestable, hateful; to have under a curse, to bind someone with words. wise keep yourselves from the accursed things, Josh 6:18unless you destroy the accursed from among you. Josh 7:12let him be accursed. Gal 1:8let him be accursed. Gal 1:9
accusationIncrimination, denunciation, implicate, call into account; to charge or accuse someone with a wrongdoing; to impute blame or guilt towards another. DTP The disciple is to have a life of high standards and morals. Our lives are to exemplify Jesus Christ to a lost world.wrote they unto him an accusation against Ezra 4:6that they might find an accusation against him Luke 6:7what accusation bring ye against this man? John 18:29against an elder receive not an accusation, 1 Tim 5:19
accuse / accusedTestify against, detestable, hateful; to have under a curse, to bind someone with words. DTP The disciple is not to judge others or to accuse others because this is the role of God Himself and on the Day of Judgement. He will bring all records forward and it will be the peoples' own actions and records that will accuse them.and he has accused his brother falsely, Deut 19:18 NASBthat accuses you in judgement you will condemn. Isa 54:17 NASBSabbath days? ... that they might accuse him. Matt 12:10he was being accused Matt 27:12neither accuse any falsely; and be content with Luke 3:14I will accuse you to John 5:45that falsely accuse your good conversation 1 Pet 3:16unjustly accusing us with wicked words; 3 John 1:10 NASBaccused them before our God day and night. Rev 12:10
accuser /accusersProsecutor, plaintiff, complainant, petitioner; a person who blames another. Satan is the accuser of the brethren. DTP Satan is watching the disciple of Christ day and night so that he can bring up accusations about the believer before the Father in heaven. We need to keep our slates clean and ask God daily to forgive us and to wash away our sins.where are those thine accusers? John 8:10which is accused have the accuser face to face, Acts 25:16truce breaker, false accusers 2 Tim 3:3not false accuser, not given to much wine, Tit 2:3for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, Rev 12:10
acknowledgeTo accept, to give thanks for, to declare as true, to recognize something as truth or real; to comply with, to admit or allow. DTP As a disciple we need to hold true to the truth of God's word and to fulfill His will for our lives. By acknowledging Christ in all areas of our life, He then gives to us the strength and ability to overcome the strongholds of this world.I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity Ps 32:5I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever Ps 51:3All thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall Pro 3:6We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness ... for we have sinned Jer 14:20Until they acknowledge Hos 5:15he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. 1 John 2:23
ACTS, book ofThis book gives the history of the apostles and the early church plus showing how the apostles and others began to spread out as missionaries to bring the Good News to others; it also records the missionary journeys of Paul both to the Jews and to the Gentiles; the author is believed to be Dr. Luke, a close Gentile friend of Paul's; the book is thought to be written around 62 AD.
AdamFirst man created by God on the earth Gen 2:7, made in the likeness of God Gen 5:1; out of man God created woman Gen 2:22. He was also the first to disobey God and brought the curse of sin and death on all mankind.but for Adam there was not found an help Gen 2:20the LORD God called unto Adam, ... , Where art thou? Gen 3:9Adam had relationship with his wife Gen 4:25Book of the generations of Adam. Gen 5:1Adam, Seth, Enosh, 1 Chr 1:1But like Adam they have transgressed the covenant; Hos 6:7 NASBThe son of Adam, the son of God. Luke 3:38death reigned from Adam to Moses, Rom 5:14For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Cor 15:22The first man, Adam became a living soul; 1 Cor 15:45For it was Adam who was first created, 1 Tim 2:13Seventh generation from Adam Jude 1:14