Bible Dictionary and Concordance



fountainA natural spring of water, or a man-made object designed to expel water. DTP Often represents a clean and pure life. Christ is a fountain of life to all who will call upon His name.all the fountains of the great deep broken up, Gen 7:11by a fountain of water in the wilderness, Gen 16:7the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, Josh 15:9Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, Neh 2:14For with thee is the fountain of life: Ps 36:9law of the wise is a fountain of life, Prov 13:14fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, Prov 14:27me the fountain of living waters, Jer 2:13; 17:13Doth a fountain send forth at the same James 3:11the fountain of the water of life freely. Rev 21:6
four horsemenA figurative picture given to us by John in the book of Revelation, concerns the judgment that will be poured out upon the earth during the last days, known as the Tribulation; each horse is a different color and its rider will bring forth from heaven a specific judgment to the earth. See Zech 1:8-17; 6:1-8; Rev 6:2-8; 9:17; 19:11-21.
frankincenseAromatic resin/sap taken from a hardy tree in the Near East (also found in Africa). Has a strong smell and a bitter taste; the King James Bible used the word "incense"; frankincense was one of the gifts that presented to Jesus by the Magi.these sweet spices with pure frankincense: Ex 30:34oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: Lev 2:16And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, Lev 24:7gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Matt 2:11and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, Rev 18:13
freeLiberty, choice, independence; DTP State of being free; in the year of Jubilee slaves were to receive back their freedom (Lev 25:8-55; Isa 61:1; Ezek 46:17). For disciples of Christ, His coming results in setting the captives free from sin and bondage, and giving life eternal.he shall go out free Ex 21:2 (Deut 15:12; Jer 34:14)and uphold me with thy free Spirit. Ps 51:12and to let the oppressed go free, Isa 58:6and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36For he that is dead is freed from sin. Rom 6:7Being then made free from sin, ye became Rom 6:18But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, Rom 6:22hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Rom 8:2liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, Gal 5:1whether he be bond or free. Eph 6:8the word of the Lord may have free course, 2 Thes 3:1As free, and not using your liberty for a 1 Pet 2:16
freedomLiberty, choice, independence; state of being free. DTP In the year of Jubilee slaves were granted their freedom (Lev 25:8-55; Ezek 46:17; Isa 61:1). For disciples of Christ, His coming results in setting the captives free from sin and bondage, and giving life eternal. Christ has proclaimed freedom to all who will receive Him as their personal Lord and Saviour.a great sum obtained I this freedom. Acts 22:28called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom Gal 5:13 NASB
freelyLiberally, generously, without restraint, giving to everyone; since we have received freely, we are now to give freely; we are not to hold back from sharing with others because, as we do, we are laying up treasures in heaven.of the garden thou mayest freely eat Gen 2:16I will freely sacrifice unto thee: Ps 54:6I will love them freely: for mine anger is Hos 14:4freely ye have received, freely give. Matt 10:8Being justified freely by his grace Rom 3:24with him also freely give us all things? Rom 8:32things that are freely given to us of God. 1 Cor 2:12to you the gospel of God freely? 2 Cor 11:7which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. Eph 1:6 NASBthe fountain of water of life freely. Rev 21:6
freewillAutonomy, self-rule, freedom, independence; thinking or desiring to act according to one's own beliefs, DTP In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve exercised their free will, the result of which was disobedience to God, and plunging all of mankind into sin. In the Old Testament, one could make a freewill offering or Peace Offering.vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, Lev 23:38perform; even a freewill offering, ... thou hast vowed Deut 23:23a freewill offering unto the LORD. Ezr 3:5the freewill offerings of my mouth, Ps 119:108
freewill offeringSee section on "offering, freewill".
friend / friendsCompanion, affectionate, faithful one; a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard. DTP At one point Christ told His disciples that they were His friends; our relationship should be tied more closely to the things of Christ and His Kingdom than to the things of this world (James 4:4).as a man speaketh unto his friend. Ex 33:11the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, Deut 13:6gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend 2 Chr 20:7A friend loveth at all times, and a brother Prov 17:17there is a friend that sticketh closer Prov 18:24I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Isa 41:8I was wounded in the house of my friends. Zech 13:6a friend of publicans and sinners. Matt 11:19 (Luke 7:34)and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves Luke 11:5rise and gave him, because he is his friend, Luke 11:8And I say unto you my friends, Be not Luke 12:4shall be betrayed both by parents, ..., and friends; Luke 21:16unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; John 11:11that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever John 15:14but I have called you friends; John 15:15Abraham ...: and he was called the Friend of God. James 2:23will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. James 4:4
friendshipCompanionship, comradeship, fondness, acquaintance, closeness, alliance; love; having a mutual understanding with another; the outcome/result of two or more people determining, or desiring, a deeper relationship with one another.Make no friendship with an angry man; Prov 22:24know ye not that friendship of the James 4:4
fringe / hemTassels, twisted thread; they were often sown on the hem of the garment to be a reminder to the Jews of God's commandments; in the New Testament, we have the example of the woman with the issue of blood touching the hem of Jesus' garment and being healed (Matt 9:20; Luke 8:43-56).that they put upon the fringe of the Num 15:38, 39Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the Deut 22:12
frontletsPhylactery; a leather band containing a small box, inside of which was a portion of Scripture; sometimes it was worn on the left arm.hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: Ex 13:16they shall be as frontlets between thine Deut 6:8may be as frontlets between your eyes. Deut 11:18
fruitCrop, outgrowth, product; DTP Disciples are commanded by Christ to produce fruit that will last; they should be known by their fruit and to have the fruit of the Spirit flowing out of their lives (Gal 5:22, 23).the fruit tree yielding fruit after Gen 1:11But of the fruit of the tree ..., Ye shall not eat Gen 3:3that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; Ps 1:3they eat of the fruit of their own way, Prov 1:31The fruit of the righteous is a tree Prov 11:30ye have eaten the fruit of lies: Hos 10:13Ye shall know them by their fruits. Matt 7:16good tree bringeth forth good fruit; Matt 7:17and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: John 4:36but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. John 12:24that it may bring forth more fruit. John 15:2As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, John 15:4I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: John 15:5my father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; John 15:8that ye should go and bring forth fruit, John 15:16we should bring forth fruit unto God. Rom 7:4increase the fruits of your righteousness; 2 Cor 9:10But the fruit of the Spirit is love, Gal 5:22the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness Eph 5:9with the fruits of righteousness, Phil 1:11but I desire fruit that may abound to Phil 4:17to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, James 3:17the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace James 3:18trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, Jude 1:12tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, Rev 22:2
fruit of the SpiritFor the disciple of Christ, the Fruit of the Spirit should be visibly evident in one's life. It should be the foundation stone for every disciple in order to be used effectively in the body of Christ.But the fruit of the Spirit is love, Gal 5:22the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness Eph 5:9
fulfil / fulfilledSatisfied, content, pleased, brought to completion or realization. DTP Christ came to fulfill the Scriptures and to provide people with a new way to come to the Father. He also birthed forth His church; Christ fulfilled all things and, as our High Priest and sacrificial Lamb, He fulfilled all the requirements of the Old Testament law.the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant. 2 Sam 14:22word... by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, Ezra 1:1the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. Ps 20:5will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: Ps 145:19Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled Matt 1:22that it might be fulfilled which was Matt 2:15I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Matt 5:17until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. Luke 21:24righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, Rom 8:4and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Gal 5:16and so fulfil the law of Christ. Gal 6:2me for you, to fulfil the word of God Col 1:25If ye fulfil the royal law according James 2:8put in their hearts to fulfil his will, Rev 17:17
full / fullyContaining as much, or as many, as possible, leaving no empty space; lacking nothing, to have been saturated, no more room. DTP The disciple needs to be filled with the Holy Spirit and, for this to take place, we need to be in a place of full surrender and obedience to the will of God. If we are not full of Christ it will not be long before we become filled with something else. Prayer and studying of the Word of God and meditating upon His truth is like a river of living water that fills our body/temple for His glory.and the land become full of wickedness. Lev 19:29And Joshua ... was full of the spirit of the spirit of wisdom; Deut 34:9he was full of indignation against Mordecai. Esth 5:9His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: LORD Ps 10:7thy right hand is full of righteousness. Ps 48:10For my soul is full of troubles: and my life Ps 88:3Happy is the man that hath his quiver full Ps 127:5I am full of power by the Spirit of the LORD, Mic 3:8whole body shall be full of light. Matt 6:22 (Luke 11:34)and dwelt among us, ... full of grace and truth. John 1:14have I spoken ... that your joy might be full. John 15:11seven men ..., full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, Acts 6:3and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith Acts 6:5But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked Acts 7:55good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: Acts 11:24every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Rom 14:5I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. Rom 15:19make full proof of thy ministry. 2 Tim 4:5to the full assurance of hope unto the end Heb 6:11with a true heart in full assurance of faith, Heb 10:22with joy unspeakable and full of glory 1 Pet 1:8write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 1 John 1:4
full armour of GodPaul introduces this concept of the full armour of God to the Ephesian church; he wants them to know that the disciple is involved in spiritual warfare. Our battle is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers; because of this we need to put on Spiritual Armour made up of six different pieces which are found listed in Eph 6:14-17; each part is designed to protect us emotionally and spiritually.Put on the full armour of God, Eph 6:11 NASB
fulnessHolding as much as possible, every corner or crevice occupied. There are no empty spots, nothing else can come in. DTP We are to have the fullness of Christ and be completely filled with His Spirit to the point where there is no room for anything else. We are to be emptied of our own will, and saturated with His will, His nature, His truth, and His thy presence is fulness of joy; Ps 16:11is the LORD'S, and the fulness Ps 24:1of his fulness have all we received, and grace John 1:16until the fulness of the Gentiles be Rom 11:25in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel Rom 15:29is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof. 1 Cor 10:26when the fulness of the time was come, God sent Gal 4:4of the fulness of times he might gather Eph 1:10the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Eph 1:23be filled with all the fulness of God. Eph 3:19that in him should all fulness dwell Col 1:19all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Col 2:9
fundamentalismA movement that began in the early twentieth-century by various American Protestants to counter theological liberalism; their focus and emphasis was on the inerrancy of the Bible, the virgin birth, the deity of Christ, the substitutionary atonement, and the second coming of Christ.
funeralA ceremony taking place following the death of a person; the body was washed, anointed with spices and wrapped in cloth or clothes. In Palestine this event took place usually within a few hours after death and the body would be placed in a tomb or cave. (See John 12:7; 19:39, 40)