Bible Dictionary and Concordance



agreeTo be in accord with or in harmony with another, to do something together, to be in unison, to have a mutual understanding or to cooperate together. DTP We are as believers to come into an agreement with Christ and with those within the Church. The devil's tools serve to sow discord so that he can cause division amongst the believers. With the Holy Spirit working in us, believers should be able to come to unity and harmony as the body of Christ.Walk together, except they be agreed? Amos 3:3Agree with thin adversaries Matt 5:25If two of you shall agree on earth as touching Matt 18:19Ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit Acts 5:9These three agree 1 John 5:8
agricultureHusbandry, till the land, to sow; farming of the land, sowing, nurturing and harvesting of the fruit; God told man to cultivate the earth (Gen 3:23); it also illustrates a part of what the church should be doing through ministry (1 Cor 3:9); Paul taught the Galatian church the spiritual sowing and reaping principle (Gal 6:6-7). Other examples of farming; Gen 47:23; Ps 107:37; Matt 13:3; Matt 22:5; Mark 4:14; Luke 12:24.
alabaster boxA container made of marble which could contain ointment or perfumes; in the New Testament it is thought that it was Mary of Bethany (John 12:3) who anointed Jesus with oil; this was to show hospitality and honour, but in Jesus' case it was anointing Him in preparation for His death.having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, Matt 26:7having an alabaster box of ointment Mark 14:3brought an alabaster box of ointment, Luke 7:37
alienOutsider; often used to designate someone in the Old Testament who was outside of the community of Israel. DTP In the New Testament it was used to describe believers because as disciples, they lived outside the community of the world. The believer in Christ was to be a heavenly citizen.I have been an alien in a strange Ex 18:3show your love for the alien, for you were aliens Deut 10:19 NASBaliens in a foreign land, Acts 7:6 NASBno longer strangers and aliens, Eph 2:19 NASBTo those who reside as aliens, I Pet 1:1 NASBI urge you as aliens and strangers I Pet 2:11 NASB
alivePossessing life, active, alert, awake; to be physically alive. DTP As disciples, we are to become spiritually alive in Christ. Each day we die to self but live in Christ, we are no longer spiritually dead but we have become vessels of God's power and anointing. We live because He lives in us.Did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive Deut 4:4was dead and is alive again; Luke 15:24he shewed himself alive after his passion by Acts 1:3be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God Rom 6:11as those that are alive from the dead, Rom 6:13In Christ shall all be made alive 1 Cor 15:22are alive and remain shall be caught up 1 Thes 4:17I am alive for evermore, Rev 1:18First and the last, which was dead and is alive; Rev 2:8
allEverything, all inclusive, complete, no holding back. DTP To give all that one has, to be all encompassing in one's focus, to be committed in everything. Christ desires that we bring our all to Him who we accept as our Lord and Saviour.he given all that he hath. Gen 24:36earth, the sea, and all that in them is, Ex 20:11I will make all my goodness pass before thee, Ex 33:19Lord, all my desire is before thee; Ps 38:9for all are thy servants. Ps 119:91The LORD is good to all: Ps 145:9In all thy ways acknowledge him, Pro 3:6with all thy getting get understanding. Pro 4:7Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, Mal 3:10all ye that labour and are heavy laden, Mat 11:28given him power over all flesh, John 17:2That they all may be one; John 17:21feared God with all his house, Acts 10:2; 16:34For all have sinned, Rom 3:23but delivered him up for us all, Rom 8:32in all these things we are more than Rom 8:37rich unto all that call upon him. Rom 10:12therefore to all their dues: Rom 13:7God which worketh all in all. 1 Cor 12:6concluded all under sin, Gal 3:22him that filleth all in all. Eph 1:23For all seek their own, Phil 2:21himself a ransom for all, 1 Tim 2:6Jesus Christ once for all. Heb 10:10be ye all of one mind, 1 Pet 3:8but that all should come to repentance. 2 Pet 3:9
allegoryFable, metaphor, symbol, story, example; a story which has a meaning deeper than it appears and that teaches lessons or morals. In the teachings of Jesus this method of teaching was used to take an earthly story and give it a heavenly meaning.Which things are an allegory Gal 4:24
AlleluiaTo praise God or YAHWEH with all of one's body, soul and spirit. (See Hallelujah)people in heaven, saying Alleluia; Rev 19:1, 3, 6the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. Rev 19:4
AlmightyEnormous, immense, omnipotent, supreme; one all powerful, God who is over all heaven and earth, who has created all things.Said unto him, I am the Almighty God; Gen 17:1And the Almighty hath afflicted me Ruth 1:21Under the shadow of the Almighty. Ps 91:1Saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Cor 6:18And which is to come, the Almighty, Rev 1:8holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, Rev 4:8Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Rev 16:7God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. Rev 21:22
alms / offeringGiving, charity, money (silver) gifts to be given unto God, gifts to be used in helping others who are less fortunate; giving of love gifts to the poor and needy. DTPThe disciple should away be aware of the needs of others around them. It is important that we do not become blind to the poor and the needy, but to pray and ask God to show us how we may help or how we can get involved in ministry to those who are less fortunate.Take heed that ye do not do your alms before men, Matt 6:1That thine alms may be in secret: Matt 6:4give alms of such things as ye have; Luke 11:41to ask alms of them that entered Acts 3:2gave much alms to the people, Acts 10:2bring alms to my nation, an offerings. Acts 24:17
alphaFirst letter of the Greek alphabet; Alpha and Omega used for God to show His eternality; God has no beginning or end. It is one of the many names of Jesus Christ.I am the Alpha and Omega Rev 1:8I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning Rev 21:6I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning Rev 22:13
altarA place to do sacrifices, a structure on which sacrifices are offered to a deity; In Old Testament, sacrifices were made for a variety of human spiritual needs and altars were built in various places; after the Exodus, there was an altar in the Tabernacle and later, one in the Temple; priests would carry out the ministry of doing sacrifices on the altar. DTP The altar is a holy place where one can meet privately with God, and even today it is good for the disciple to have a prayer closet, a place set aside were one can pour out their hearts before God.Noah built an altar unto the Lord; Gen 8:20He built an altar there and called upon Gen 26:25And Moses built an altar, Ex 17:15Sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar Lev 1:5shall put fire upon the altar, Lev 1:7Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD. Judg 6:24David built there an altar 2 Sam 24:25And builded the altar of God of Israel, Ezra 3:2Had taken with tongs from off the altar: Isa 6:6I saw the LORD standing upon the altar: Amos 9:1Covering the altar of the LORD with tears, Mal 2:13Bring the gift to the alter, Matt 5:23We have an altar, whereof Heb 13:10Offered Isaac his son upon the altar? James 2:21
alter callA modern trend mainly in evangelical churches to call people forward to the front of the church where the altar is, to encourage them to make a personal confession and commitment to Jesus Christ.
Alter of IncenseA place to offer up sweet- smelling smoke to God; found in the Tabernacle and Temple. DTP Christ called the disciples as ones who were to be a sweet-smelling incense unto God (2 Cor 2:14-15).and the altar of incense, Ex 30:27of the altar of incense. Luke 1:11
alwaysAt all times, without fail, being consistent, unfailing. DTP God is always faithful to His children and His words are always steadfast. We to need to be consistent in our walk with Him, always praying and sticking unwavering to His word. God is never changing and is always faithful to those who call upon His Spirit shall not always strive with men, Gen 6:3learn to fear the LORD thy God always. Deut 14:23be ye mindful always of his covenant; 1 Chr 16:15mine heart to perform thy statues always, Ps 119:112ye have the poor always Matt 26:11 (Mark 14:7; John 12:8)lo, I am with you always, even unto the end Matt 28:20men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Luke 18:1praying always with all prayer ... in the Spirit, Eph 6:18rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, Phil 4:4let your speech be always with grace, seasoned Col 4:6
ambassadorMediator, intercessor, peacemaker, (to drink of the peace cup) 2 Cor 5:20, one who passes by Eph 6:19; diplomat, envoy, representative; political representative who speaks and acts on behalf of a nation; often ambassadors carried messages. DTP In the NT we are called to be Christ's ambassadors, representing His Kingdom here on earth. The Scripture tell us that one of our ministries here on earth is to be an ambassador of reconciliation.the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, 2 Chr 32:31but a faithful ambassador is health. Prov 13:17 the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly. Isa 33:7we are ambassadors for Christ, 2 Cor 5:20An ambassador in chains: Eph 6:20
Amen(Hebrew: Selah Ps 75:3) Gal 6:18; let it be so, agreement together; I certainly agree with that. It can also be translated as truly or verily in the NT; often used by Jesus Christ (Matt 16:28; Luke 4:24; John 5:25). Jesus is also called the "Amen" in Rev 3:14.People shall say Amen. Deut 27:16Blessed be the LORD ... Amen and Amen. Ps 41:13All the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD. Ps 106:48Say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing 1 Cor 14:16All the promises ... are yea and in him Amen 2 Cor 1:20Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, Amen, Gal 6:18The Amen, the faithful Rev 3:14Amen Come, Lord Jesus. Rev 22:20
AMOS, book ofWas a prophet from the tribe of Judah, a herdsman; his name meant "burden-bearer"; he warned of the impending judgment; the book is made up with a series of five visions.
anchorSecurity, stay, sure protection, to hold, to fasten, fix securely; most often used to fasten a boat to the shore. DTP it is also used in a spiritual sense where the disciple is to be fixed securely to our High Priest Jesus Christ. The Word of God is the disciples anchor.they cast four anchors Acts 27:29Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, Heb 6:19
angel / angelsSeraph, cherub; a supernatural being who can have supernatural powers; believers are forbidden to worship angels; angels appeared to the shepherds to announce Jesus' birth, Luke 2:9-15 (heavenly host of angels); we are also given names of two angels- one is Gabriel Dan 8:16; 9:21; Luke 1:19, 26; another is Michael the Archangel, Jude 1:9; there are different kinds of angels, both good and evil.angel of the LORD called .... Abraham, Abraham: Gen 22:11he shall send His angel before thee, Gen 24:7Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep Ex 23:20So the angel of the Lord Judg 13:13The chariots of God ... even thousands of angels; Ps 68:17give his angels charge over thee, Ps 91:11He shall give his angels charge Matt 4:6Commanded His angels Luke 4:10This very night an angel of God, Acts 27:23that neither death, nor life, nor angels, Rom 8:38Though we, or an angel from heaven, preach Gal 1:8thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Heb 13:2For if God spared not the angels that sinned, 2 Pet 2:4angel of the church Rev 2:1Another strong angel coming down out of heaven, Rev 10:1
Angel of the LORD / Angel of the LordA supernatural messenger of God who carries out the will of God; seraph, cherub; a supernatural being who can have supernatural powers; angels appeared to the shepherds to announce Jesus' birth, Luke 2:9-15 (heavenly host of angels); we are also given names of two angels- one is Gabriel Dan 8:16; 9:21; Luke 1:19, 26; another is Michael the Archangel, Jude 1:9.And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham Gen 22:15And the angel of the LORD appeared Ex 3:2I have seen an angel of the LORD face to face. Judg 6:22the angel of the LORD said to Elijah 2 Kin 1:3the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp 2 Kin 19:35The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them Ps 34:7the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, Matt 2:13But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, Acts 5:19
angerWrath, rage, indignation, exasperation, ill temper; it is a very strong feeling of displeasure and annoyance; ungodly anger is when we move from correcting someone to injuring or destroying a person either physically or mentally or spiritually. DTP There is a place for righteous anger when one sees the principles and teachings of God's Word being broken, but most often anger has its root, jealousy and pride. Anger arises when one does not get what one wants or thinks is their right to have. The disciple must remember that we live in the age of grace and as God pours grace and mercy out on us we too need to pour it out on others also. We need to think and pray before we speak and do something to another.Then Jacob's anger burned against Rachel: Gen 30:2let not thine anger burn against thy servant: Gen 44:18anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, Ex 4:14The anger of the LORD was kindled Num 11:10to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, Neh 9:17His anger endureth but a moment; in his favor Ps 30:5Provoke him to anger with their high places, Ps 78:58slow to anger and plenteous in mercy. Ps 103:8, (Ps 145:8)but grievous words stir up anger, Prov 15:1Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: Jer 7:19Provoke me to anger with their graven images, Jer 8:19Repent and turn away from his fierce anger, Jon 3:9The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, Nah 1:3Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, Zech 10:3Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger Eph 4:31Anger, wrath, malice, Col 3:8Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, Col 3:21
animismThe belief that there are spirits or disembodied souls or gods living in all natural objects; it is believed that the physical and the spiritual worlds have a strong connection to each other; animists try through various means, including animal sacrifices, to manipulate these spirits by manipulating the physical world.
anoint / anointest / anointedTo rub with oil, smear on; Set apart, to have the presence of God on and in the person; to appoint to an office, to accept, take, receive, bear, endure, sustain, for the work of service under God. Often oil was used to symbolize the presence of God being moved from one person to another, the Holy Spirit was symbolized also as anointing oil for setting someone apart for ministry and for the prayer of healing (James 5:14). DTP Whatever the disciple does should be anointed by the Holy Spirit and, secondly, God uses people to anoint us with oil as a symbol to others that we have been set aside for God's service. We are not to serve with our own power and strength but with the power and strength that come through the anointing of the Holy Spirit.anoint them, and consecrate them, Ex 28:41pour it upon his head, and anoint him. Ex 29:7the LORD in the day when he is anointed Lev 6:20and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever 1 Sam 2:35LORD hath anointed thee to be captain 1 Sam 10:1Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him 1 Sam 16:13And there they anointed David king over the house of Judah 2 Sam 2:4Touch not mine anointed, and do my 1 Chr 16:22Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth Ps 23:5The LORD ... is the saving strength of his anointed Ps 28:8Hath anointed me to preach good tidings Isa 61:1 (Luke 4:18)For salvation with your anointed Hab 3:13anoint thine head, and wash thy face Matt 6:17anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed Mark 6:13kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Luke 7:38anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost Acts 10:38hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness Heb 1:9 (Ps 45:7)
anointingSet apart, and having the presence of God on and in the person; such as is described in Luke 5:17 - And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Also used for praying for the sick by an elder of the shall be an holy anointing oil. Ex 30:25And the anointing oil, Lev 8:2For the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you. Lev 10:7Yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. Isa 10:27anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ: James 5:14But the anointing which ye have received I John 2:27