Bible Dictionary and Concordance



armour / armorThis is equipment that is put on to help protect the soldier in times of battle. DTP As a disciple we are soldiers fighting in a spiritual battle and Paul exhorts us to put on the full armour of God.and stripped off his armour, 1 Sam 31:9on his armor boast like the one 1 Kin 20:11 NKJBput on the armour of light. Rom 13:12armour of righteousness 2 Cor 6:7Put on the whole armour Eph 6:11
army / armiesMilitary, soldiers, a group of people who unite together under a leader or flag to go forth and do battle against an enemy. DTP The church and the disciples need to see and comprehend that we are part of an army. We are involved in a spiritual battle with a real enemy who is seeking to destroy and kill. We need to come together under our captain Jesus Christ and be willing and obedient to carry out His orders.the chief captain of his army. Gen 26:26battle in array, army against army. 1 Sam 17:21terrible as an army with banners. Song 6:4he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those Matt 22:7number of the army of the horsemen Rev 9:16And the armies which were in heaven Rev 19:14
ascend / ascended / ascendingrise, climb, soar, and go up: one day all believers in Christ will ascend to heaven where we will meet Christ face to face.Angels of God ascending and descending on it. Gen 28:12Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? Ps 24:3ascended on high ... led captivity captive Ps 68:18I will ascend to heaven, Is 14:13I will ascend above the heights Is 14:14ascending and descending upon the Son of man. John 1:51 you shall see the Son of man ascend up John 6:62When he ascended up on high Eph 4:8that ascended up far above all Eph 4:10Who shall ascend into heaven? Rom 10:6
ascensionDescribes or testifies that 40 days after rising from the dead (Resurrection day), Jesus ascended into the heavenlies to be seated at the right hand of the Father. After Jesus resurrected from the dead it was a number of days later He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9-10).
ascentclimb, elevation; to move upward from the foot of a mountain; moving from a lower point to a higher the ascent of Akrabbim, Num 34:4And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, 2 Sam 15:30and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; 1 Kings 10:5and his ascent by which he went up into the house of the LORD; 2 Chr 9:4
ashThe dust or residue that is left behind after something is burned; a cinder, embers, soot.But dust and ashes: Gen 18:27the beggar from the ash heap, 1 Sam 2:8 NKJBRepent in dust and ashes. Job 42:6Sackcloth and ashes. Luke 10:13
ashamedFeeling shame or guilt, feeling embarrassed or remorse for some type of action, an emotion of the heart and mind. DTP The disciple needs to keep short accounts before Christ so that when he or she meets Christ they will not be ashamed of how they have lived here on earth.And were not ashamed. Gen 2:25Let me not be ashamed; for I put Ps 25:20LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: Ps 31:1In that day shalt thou not be ashamed Zep 3:11Whosoever ... shall be ashamed of me Mark 8:38Whosoever shall be ashamed of me Luke 9:26For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: Rom 1:16Believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Rom 9:33Nevertheless I am not be ashamed: 2 Tim 1:12A workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly 2 Tim 2:15God is not ashamed to be called their God: Heb 11:16A Christian, let him not be ashamed; 1 Pet 4:16And not be ashamed before him at his coming. 1 John 2:28
asherah / asherah poleA Canaanite fertility goddess often associated with Baal worship; wooden pole used as a symbol for the Canaanite god and marked a place to worship her; Israel was not to worship any other gods, Deut 12:3; the people of Israel were to tear down all the asherah poles and burn them (Ex 34:13).
askTo say or write something to another with the hope to get some type of response; to get an answer or information; to expect or demand something. DTP In Matt 7:7, Jesus was showing the disciples how they must approach God in their prayer life. We are to come before the Father in heaven and boldly ask of Him concerning our needs and most of all His will for our lives. Asking is how we get answers and direction for our lives and for the lives of others.ask thy father, and he will show thee; Deut 32:7Ask what I shall give thee. 1 Kin 3:5 (2 Chr 1:7)Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God, Isa 7:11Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time Zech 10:1Give to him that asketh thee, Matt 5:42What things ye have need of, before ye ask him. Matt 6:8Ask, and it shall be given you; Matt 7:7Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, Matt 21:22Ask, and it shall be given you; Luke 11:9Give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? Luke 11:13Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, John 14:13Ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be John 15:7That whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father John 15:16Abundantly above all that we ask or think, Eph 3:20You lack wisdom, let him ask of James 1:5And war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. James 4:2If we ask anything according to His will, 1 John 5:14He shall ask and he shall give him life for 1 John 5:16
assemble / assembledTo bring or gather together, to gather together in a church or synagogue, a congregation of people. DTP The disciple should always try to make it possible that at least once a week that they assemble together with other believers. One can gather strength and encouragement from others if one will take the time to come together. Where two or three are gathered Christ is in our midst guiding and directing His body the church (Matt 18:19-20).they assembled all the congregation together Num 1:18Assemble all the men of Judah within three days, 2 Sam 20:4assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, Neh 9:1Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, Isa 45:20Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, Joel 1:14 (Joel 2:15)Sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, Joel 2:16assembled themselves with the church, and taught Acts 11:26good unto us, being assembled with one accord, Acts 15:25Forsaking the assembling of yourselves together, Heb 10:25
assurancePledge, declaration, guarantee, oath, promise. DTP once we receive Jesus Christ into our hearts, the Holy Spirit gives to the believer assurance and peace that we are children of God (1 Thes 1:5). When we put our faith in Christ Jesus He gives to us through the Holy Spirit an assurance that we have been forgiven and that we are His children. He gives us the Holy Spirit into our hearts as a guarantor or as an assurance that we are part of His body the Church for which He will soon come back.righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. Is 32:17He hath given assurance unto all men, Acts 17:31Of the full assurance of salvation, Col 2:2In the Holy Spirit and with full assurance; 1 Thes 1:5to the full assurance of hope unto the end: Heb 6:11In full assurance of faith, having our Heb 10:22
assurance of salvationThe actual phrase is not used in the Bible, but the concept is taught extensively throughout the New Testament; once we confess our sin and believe in our hearts (Rom 10:9-10) we can have full confidence and assurance of salvation; that once we finish our journey here on earth, we will spend eternity in heaven. Examples of this teaching from Scripture; Heb 6:11; 1 John 5:11-13.
astrology / astrologersA supposed science that is founded on a belief that the planets, stars and moon have an influence upon human affairs; people's horoscopes are based on this teaching. Many westerners are strong believers in this teaching and read their horoscopes daily from the newspaper or books; it is believed that the Magi were astrologers.let now the astrologers, the stargazers, Isa 47:13to call the magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, Dan 2:2
AtheismA teaching that holds or believes that there is no God; atheist, doubter, nonbeliever; a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of God.
atoneSubstitutionary sacrifice; in the Old Testament various sacrifices were made to atone for the peoples' sins or wrong doing, in the New Testament Christ became the sacrificial lamb who atoned for those who put their trust in Him. He shed His blood for the price that was needed to pay for our personal sins, making it possible that we could be redeemed from sin and death.
atonementReconciliation, penitence, compensation, making amends, recompense; the removal or forgiveness of sin through a sacrifice, resulting in our acceptance before God (Ex 32:30-32); something that makes up for a wrong or harmful act. DTP In the New Testament Christ became the sacrificial lamb who atoned for those who put their trust in Him. He shed His blood for the price that was needed for our personal sins.Once in the year shall he make atonement Ex 30:10To make atonement on his behalf Lev 1:4Shall make atonement for him Lev 4:35Priest shall make atonement on his behalf for his sin Lev 5:10Given ... to make atonement for them before the LORD? Lev 10:17Offering it before the LORD and make an atonement for Lev 12:7Is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul, Lev 17:11Shall make an atonement for all the congregation Num 15:25To make atonement for Israel, Neh 10:33 (Num 28:22)to make atonement for iniquity, Dan 9:24 NASBWe have now received the atonement. Rom 5:11
atoning deathFor sin to be atoned, something had to give its life for another; blood had to be shed on an altar to appease or make substitution for the one who had sinned (Ex 30:10).
attitudeKing James Bible uses the word mind or minded 1 Cor 2:16; Phil 2:5; 3:15; approach, outlook, manner, stance, position, mind-set. Jesus gave us the beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount - wisdom proverbs teaching on how we should act and think toward each other as people (Matt 5:1-11); the disciple of Christ is to have the mind or attitude of Christ (Phil 2:5).
attributesQualities, characteristics, traits, aspects, elements; we use this word to explain the nature and characteristics of who God is. God can be known as all things to all people.
authorWriter, novelist, biographer; we are told that Christ is the author and finisher of our faith. He has written out the plan that He has for our life; that's why we are called letters that people can read (2 Cor 3:2, 3).God is not the author of confusion, 1 Cor 14:33became the author of eternal salvation Heb 5:9the author and finisher of our faith; Heb 12:2
authorityPower, ability, influence, weight; in God there is all authority over everything in heaven and on earth (1 Cor 15:24). Christ, at the end of his earthly ministry, gave authority to the disciples (Tit 2:15). DTP When the disciple abides in Christ he becomes the channel of Christ's authority and power to flow through, not because of who we are but because of who He is in us. We become His ambassadors of reconciliation to a lost world.When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: Prov 29:2Taught them as one having authority, Matt 7:29I am a man under authority, having soldiers Matt 8:9That are great exercise authority upon Matt 20:25For with authority commanded he even Mark 1:27Gave them power and authority over all Luke 9:1All rule and all authority 1 Cor 15:24Speak and exhort and rebuke with all authority Tit 2:15authorities and powers being made subject unto him. 1 Pet 3:22
avenge / avengedVindicate, bear a grudge, to be ruthless, unforgiving, to take revenge for something that has been done to you.Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge Lev 19:18Will avenge the blood of his servant Deut 32:43The Lord hath avenged my Lord 2 Sam 4:8And avenge me of mine enemies; Isa 1:24saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. Luke 18:3avenged him that was oppressed, Acts 7:24Beloved, avenge not yourself, Rom 12:19
awake In the 1800, a movement known as the "Great Awakening" turned hundreds of Christians back to Christ as their Lord and Saviour. They were asleep in religion, but became alive spiritually in Christ Jesus. God often called Israel to awake from their sleep; they had fallen asleep or walked away from God's presence and direction for their lives. The Great Awakening was a great revival of waking man up out of his spiritual sleep. DTP Each day God challenges believers to awake, not to be asleep when it comes to their faith and walk in Christ. Today there is a great need in this area both in one's life personally and in the churches. We need to pray for a last day awakening.Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Judg 5:12Stir up thyself, and awake to my Ps 35:23Awake, awake put on strength, O arm of the LORS; Isa 51:9Awake, awake; stand up. O Jerusalem, Isa 51:17Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, Zech 13:7Is high time to awake out of sleep: Rom 13:11Awake to righteousness, and sin not; 1 Cor 15:34Awake thou that sleepest, and arise Eph 5:14
axe / axesA tool most often used for cutting trees down; may also be used as a weapon of war or in defense of one's property and family; in the Bible it was part of a miracle that happened with Elisha (2 Kin 6:5-6).with the axe cut down the tree, Deut 19:5to sharpen every man ..., his axe, 1 Sam 13:20iron picks and iron axes, 2 Sam 12:31The axe head fell into the water: 2 Kin 6:5with axes and hammers. Ps 74:6Thou art my battle axe Jer 51:20the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: Matt 3:10the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: Luke 3:9