Bible Dictionary and Concordance



tabernacleThis was a tent-like structure that was used as the people of Israel moved about during their times of wandering following the exodus from Egypt; it was also used also in the promised land up until the temple was built by Solomon. The tabernacle was the centre of religious life for the Jewish people. The tabernacle had three main sections: the outer court featuring the brazen laver and brazen altar; the Holy Place where the golden altar of incense, table of showbread and golden lampstand were located; the Holy of Holies where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. The high priest could enter the Holy of Holies only once a year to make on offering for the people. (See Exodus chapter 25-27). It can also mean the human body in which the Holy Spirit resides (See 2 Corinthians 5:1, 2 Peter 1:13, 14).after the pattern of the tabernacle, Ex 25:9and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory. Ex 29:43The tabernacle, his tent, and his covering, Ex 35:11the hanging of the door to the tabernacle. Ex 40:5LORD, which is in the tabernacle of the congregation; Lev 4:7before the tabernacle ... to do the service of the tabernacle. Num 3:7purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the LORD; Num 19:13and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles. Job 11:14LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Ps 15:1the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; Ps 27:5the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. Ps 46:4We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool. Ps 132:7but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish. Prov 14:11a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; Isa 33:20My tabernacle also shall be with them: Ezek 37:27let us make here three tabernacles; Matt 17:4 (Mark 9:5; Luke 9:33)the Jews' feast of the tabernacles was at hand. John 7:2Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, Acts 7:44our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, 2 Cor 5:1the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all. Heb 9:3by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, Heb 9:11shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, 2 Pet 1:14Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, Rev 21:3
tableA piece of furniture with one or more legs, providing a level surface on which objects can be placed; typically used for eating meals, working, writing, etc. In the Tabernacle, the table was where the 12 loaves of unleavened bread were placed. It can also mean a place and time where we spiritually commune or dine with God and His family.also make a table of shittim wood: Ex 25:23two tables of testimony, tables of stone, Ex 31:18upon the pure table before the LORD. Lev 24:6Thou preparest a table before me Ps 23:5their table become a snare before them: Ps 69:22 God furnish a table in the wilderness? Ps 78:19write them upon the table of thine heart. Prov 3:3write them upon the table of thine heart. Prov 7:3it is graven upon the table of their heart, Jer 17:1The table of the LORD is polluted; Mal 1:12Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, Rom 11:9be partakers of the Lord's table, 1 Cor 10:21
tabletsA flat slab of stone or wood upon which statements could be written. The Ten Commandments were written by God on two tablets of stone.He gave Moses two tablets ... tablets of stone, written with the finger of God. Ex 31:18 NKJBMoses, Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, Ex 34:1 NKJBearrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: Ex 35:22rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement Num 31:50the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings. Isa 3:20it is engraved On the tablet of their heart,Jer 17:1 NKJBnot on tablets of stone but on tablets of the flesh, 2 Cor 3:3 NKJB
take / took / taketh / takenTo accept, receive, to lay hold of and transport to another location. DTP God is a God Who gives, but He may also take from us because He knows what is best for us; He knows what will make us to grow and mature for His glory. Life presents many times when we receive from God, but also we need to be ready to give back to God that which He has entrusted to us. Our hands (lives) need to be open to receive what God provides, but we also need to realize He can take away what He provides.I will take you to me for a people, Ex 6:7not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; Ex 20:7 (Deut 5:11)But he knoweth the way that I take: Job 23:10thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Ps 51:11I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon Ps 116:13And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; Ps 119:43I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, Ezek 11:19and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. Matt 5:40 (Luke 6:29)Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. Matt 8:17he that taketh not his cross and followeth after me, Matt 10:38Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; Matt 11:29from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Matt 13:12; 25:29 (Mark 4:25; Luke 8:18; 19:26)and take up his cross, and follow me. Matt 16:24 (Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23)Take therefore the talent from him, and give it Matt 25:28Take, eat; this is my body. Matt 26:26 (Mark 14:22; 1 Cor 11:24)the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29I lay down my life, that I might take it again. John 10:17while they beheld, he was taken up; Acts 1:9and took upon him the form of a servant, Phil 2:7let him take the water of life freely. Rev 22:17if any man shall take away from the words Rev 22:19
talent / talentsA weight measure of approximately 95 pounds (35 kg). Talent can also mean a natural aptitude or skill with which one is born or has acquired.Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, Ex 25:39which had received the one talent came and said, Matt 25:24give it unto him which hath ten talents. Matt 25:28
talk / talkedTo speak, utter, to share with someone through words, to communicate. DTP We are called upon by the Lord to give a verbal testimony of Christ to others. Talking is a two-way street which starts with prayer; as we talk with God He will talk with us. With that kind of relationship with the Lord we can talk with others about Jesus Christ.And Cain talked with Abel his brother Gen 4:8the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses. Ex 33:9the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. Ex 34:29LORD talked with you face to face in the mount Deut 5:4shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, Deut 6:7talk ye of all his wondrous works. 1 Chr 16:9 (Ps 105:2)My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness Ps 71:24meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. Ps 77:12so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. Ps 119:27the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power. Ps 145:11how they might entangle him in his talk. Matt 22:15heart burn ... while he talked with us by the way, Luke 24:32
tarryTo wait, to stay in one place for a period of time. DTP For the disciple, it means to come to the Lord in prayer, sharing one's heart and then waiting for His answer so that we can be guided in our walk with Christ.your servant's house, and tarry all night, Gen 19:2Tarry here, I pray thee: for the LORD hath 2 Kin 2:2he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. Ps 101:7and my salvation shall not tarry: Isa 46:13though it tarry, wait for it; ... it will not tarry. Hab 2:3tarry ye here, and watch with me. Matt 26:38 (Mark 14:34)but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, Luke 24:49If I will that he tarry till I come, John 21:22, 23And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, Acts 22:16that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Heb 10:37
taskmastersA person who imposes a harsh or onerous workload on someone. During the time of the Hebrews' enslavement in Egypt, taskmasters were instructed to elicit monumental work efforts from the slaves. In their efforts to motivate them to work harder, they even beat the people with whips and sticks.they did set over them taskmasters to Ex 1:11their cry by reason of their taskmasters; Ex 3:7the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, Ex 5:13
taste / tastedThe sense of being able to experience different flavours in one's mouth. To perceive the flavour of something by experiencing a small sample. DTP We are to taste and see that the Lord is good. Just "a little bit of the Lord" will cause us to experience His goodness!the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. Ex 16:31the taste of it was as taste of fresh oil. Num 11:8I did but taste a little honey with the end 1 Sam 14:43O taste and see that the LORD is good: Ps 34:8How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Ps 119:103he shall never taste of death. John 8:52Touch not; taste not; handle not. Col 2:21and have tasted of the heavenly gift, Heb 6:4And have tasted the good word of God, Heb 6:5If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 1 Pet 2:3
teach / taughtTo give information or instruction to another. DTP Teaching is something we are all to do, but it is also one of the spiritual gifts that God gives to the body of Christ. While we are to teach others, we ourselves must also be taught. The learning process never ends. There is always more to learn.and I will ... teach thee what thou shalt say Ex 4:12and thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws Ex 18:20that thou mayest teach them Ex 24:12ye may teach the children of Israel all the Lev 10:11that they may teach their children Deut 4:10shalt teach them diligently unto thy children Deut 6:7and ye shall teach them your children Deut 11:19I will teach you the good and the right way 1 Sam 12:23and teach them how they should fear the LORD 2 Kin 17:28to teach in Israel statutes and Ezr 7:10teach me thy paths Ps 25:4LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way Ps 25:8teach me thy way, O LORD Ps 27:11 (86:11)teach me thy way, O LORD Ps 86:11teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes Ps 119:33teach me to do thy will Ps 143:10teach a just man and he will increase in learning Prov 9:9he will teach us of his ways and we will Isa 2:3 (Mic 4:2)teaching in their synagogues Matt 4:23 (9:35; Luke 4:15)and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying Matt 5:2he taught them as one having authority Matt 7:29 (Mark 1:22)daily with you teaching in the temple Matt 26:55 (Mark 14:49)teach all nations, baptizing them in Matt 28:19teach them to observe all things whatsoever Matt 28:20taught his disciples ... the Son of man is delivered Mark 9:31Lord teach us to pray, as John also taught his Luke 11:1the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour Luke 12:12but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these John 8:28he shall teach you all things and John 14:26of all that Jesus began both to do and teach Acts 1:1they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ Acts 5:42teaching diligently the things of the Lord, knowing Acts 18:25or he that teacheth, on teaching Rom 12:7but which the Holy Ghost teacheth 1 Cor 2:13is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth Gal 6:6warning every man and teaching every man in all Col 1:28stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught Col 2:7teaching and admonishing one another in Col 3:16that they teach no other doctrine 1 Tim 1:3good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach 1 Tim 3:2these things command and teach 1 Tim 4:11these things teach and exhort 1 Tim 6:2shall be able to teach others also 2 Tim 2:2ye have need that one teach you again which Heb 5:12teach you, but as the same anointing teacheth you 1 John 2:27
teacherOne who gives instruction, tutors, or educates. DTP We are all called to teach; we must realize that we are teaching others at all time by our actions and words. Teachers have a greater accountability before God; we should be careful how we instruct others. The church where we gather should be a teaching centre, a place to ground people in the Word of God. Teaching, as well as preaching, can used as a method of evangelism.the great, the teacher as the scholar 1 Chr 25:8I have more understanding than all my teachers Ps 119:99that thou art a teacher come from God John 3:2instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes Rom 2:20apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? 1 Cor 12:29and some, pastors and teachers Eph 4:11an apostle ... a teacher of the Gentiles 1 Tim 2:7 (2 Tim 1:11)heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears 2 Tim 4:3the time ye ought to be teacher, ye have need Heb 5:12there shall be false teachers among you 2 Pet 2:1
teaching, giftThe Holy Spirit gives to the church the gift of teaching, because teaching is the method that God uses to instruct His people. The disciple is to be a teacher as well as a learner, instructing people so that they may produce fruit that will glorify God.apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? 1 Cor 12:29and some, pastors and teachers Eph 4:11
tearA drop of saline watery fluid secreted between the eye and the eyelid. Tears can be evidence of deep sorrow. Tears are the deep outward expressions of one's heart. We may weep before the Lord both in sorrow and in gladness. Tears of joy can reflect our overwhelming gratitude for the goodness of the Lord.thy prayer, I have seen thy tears 2 Kin 20:5besought him with tears to put away Esth 8:3I water my couch with my tears Ps 6:6they that sow in tears shall reap in Ps 126:5God will wipe away tear from Isa 25:8 (Rev 7:17; 21:4)waters and mine eyes a fountain of tears Jer 9:1the altar of the LORD with tears Mal 2:13said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou Mark 9:24and began to wash his feet with tears Luke 7:38to warn every one night and day with tears Acts 20:31I wrote unto you with many tears 1 Cor 2:4tears unto him that was able to save Heb 5:7wipe away all tears from their eyes Rev 21:4
tellTo declare, to proclaim, to reveal, to instruct, to share what one knows with another. DTP We are to be servants, going out to tell others of the good news of Jesus Christ. Telling is proclaiming truth and helping people understand the things of God.who can tell whether God will be gracious 2 Sam 12:22let men of understanding tell me Job 34:34ye may tell it to the generation following Ps 48:13tell the vision to no man, until the Son Matt 17:9 (Mark 9:9)tell him his fault between thee and him alone Matt 18:15tell the disciples that he is risen Matt 28:7 (Mark 16:7)tell them how great things the Lord hath done Mark 5:19things which were told them by the shepherds Luke 2:18if I have told you earthly things and ye John 3:12Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all John 4:25come, see a man which told me all things John 4:29Paul sister's son heard ... he ... told Paul Acts 23:16
temperanceSelf-restraint, abstinence, moderate, to be self-disciplined, to have restraint, willpower, to control one's emotions or behaviour especially when facing trials or struggles in one's life, to be slow to anger. DTP The disciple, through the power of the Holy Spirit, is to live a life of balance and temperance / self-control. Prayer each day helps the disciple to be controlled by the will and power of the Holy Spirit. Disciples must depend upon the ability and strength of Jesus Christ; we cannot live a temperance / self-controlled life on our own. And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, Acts 24:25Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Gal 5:23And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; 2 Pet 1:6
templeA building devoted to worship. The first Hebrew temple was built in Jerusalem by Solomon. It was the centre of religious life for the Jewish people. The Temple had three main sections: the outer court featuring the brazen laver and brazen altar; the Holy Place were the golden altar of incense, table of showbread and golden lampstand were located; the Holy of Holies were the Ark of the Covenant was kept. The high priest could enter the Holy of Holies only once a year to make on offering for the people. (See Ex chapter 25-27) It can also mean the human body and the collective Body of Christ (the Church) in which the Holy Spirit dwells.God went out in the temple of the LORD 1 Sam 3:3be restored and brought again unto the temple Ezra 6:5the LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne Ps 11:4O God, in the midst of thy temple Ps 48:9up, and his train filled the temple Isa 6:1the temple of the LORD Jer 7:4Branch ... he shall build the temple of the LORD Zec 6:12and Jesus went into the temple of God Matt 21:12and said unto them, Destroy this temple John 2:19continuing daily with one accord in the temple Acts 2:46at the beautiful gate of the temple Acts 3:10while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance Acts 22:17know ye not that ye are the temple of God 1 Cor 3:16for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are 1 Cor 3:17ye not that your body is the temple of 1 Cor 6:19for ye are the temple of the living God 2 Cor 6:16framed together growth unto a holy temple in Eph 2:21and the Lamb are the temple of it Rev 21:22
tempt / temptation / trialsEntice or attempt to entice someone to do or acquire something that they find attractive but know to be wrong. To enter into temptation, to be lured, to face enticement, something that appeals or attracts us to go in a wrong direction. DTP Satan often temps us with pleasure and self-gratification. The temptation is the first step in getting us to move away from God's will, and moving into sinful thoughts and actions. Temptation is not the sin but acting on that temptation is what makes it sinful. Scripture also sometimes uses "tempt" in relation to disciples trying the patience of God.wherefore do ye tempt the LORD Ex 17:2ye shall not tempt the LORD your God Deut 6:16 (Matt 4:7: Luke 4:12)yet they tempted and provoked the most high God Ps 78:56in the wilderness and tempted God in the desert Ps 106:14to be tempted of the devil Matt 4:1 (Mark 1:13; Luke 4:2)thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God Matt 4:7to tempt the Spirit of the Lord Acts 5:9neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted 1 Cor 10:9who will not suffer you to be tempted above that 1 Cor 10:13thyself, lest thou also be tempted Gal 6:1but was in all points tempted like as we are Heb 4:15no man says when he is tempted, I am tempted of God James 1:13but every man is tempted, when he is James 1:14
temptationA desire to do something wrong, a testing, allurement, enticement, something that appeals or attracts us to stray off a good path. Satan often temps us by pleasure and self-gratification. DTP Satan often temps us with pleasure and self-gratification. The temptation is the first step in getting us to move away from God's will, and moving into sinful thoughts and actions. Temptation is not the sin but acting on that temptation is what makes it sinful.the day of temptation in the wilderness Ps 95:8 (Heb 3:8)lead us not into temptation, but deliver Matt 6:13 (Luke 11:4)and pray, that ye enter not into temptation Matt 26:41the devil had ended all the temptation Luke 4:13and lead us not into temptation Luke 11:4serving the Lord ... with many tears and temptations Acts 20:19but will with the temptation also make a 1 Cor 10:13they that will be rich fall into temptation 1 Tim 6:9joy when ye fall into divers temptations James 1:2blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when James 1:12in heaviness through manifold temptations 1 Pet 1:6I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation Rev 3:10
Ten CommandmentsThese were the laws of God that were twice given to Moses. The law were divided into two parts: religious (first 4 laws) and moral (the last 6 laws). They were given to the Jewish people as a foundation on how they should relate to God and each other. (See Ex 20:1-17) The Christian church has adopted these laws, as they are a powerful guide in one's everyday life. (See Matt 5:19)the covenant, the ten commandments Ex 34:28what he had written before, the Ten Commandments Deut 10:4
testTo check out, to examine to see if real or true, to judge, or to try, also can mean to undergo a trial or to be tempted. DTP The disciple is to test things and not just take for granted that all things are acceptable; they could be cloaked in terminology that may result in falling into some type of sin, trap or snare of the devil.said, why do you test Matt 22:18 NKJBtest all things 1 Thes 5:21 NKJBbut test the spirits 1 John 4:1 NKJB
testamentEither of the two major portions of the Holy Bible, the New Testament and the Old Testament Scriptures. Both testaments provide historical evidence concerning people and events. They recount for us the actions of God in the history of mankind. Can also refer to a person's will.for this is my blood of the new testament Matt 26:28 (Mark 14:24)this cup is the new testament in my blood Luke 22:20 (1 Cor 11:25)us able ministers of the new testament 2 Cor 3:6always in reading of the old testament 2 Cor 3:14he is the mediator of the new testament Heb 9:15testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise Heb 9:17this is the blood of the testament which Heb 9:20in his temple the ark of his testament Rev 11:19
testify / testimonyTo give evidence as a witness of what one has seen or experienced; to declare under oath before a judge. DTP Disciples should always be ready to give a testimony of their faith in Jesus Christ, testifying of our personal relationship with Him and how he lives and works through our lives.put into the ark the testimony which I shall give Ex 25:16cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony Lev 16:13these are the testimony and the statutes Deut 4:45I testify against you this day that ye Deut 8:19witness ... hath testified falsely against his brother Deut 19:18to keep ... his judgments and his testimony 1 Kin 2:3keep his commandments ... his testimony 2 Kin 23:3 (2 Chr 34:31)the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise Ps 19:7as keep his covenant and his testimonies Ps 25:10he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed Ps 78:5blessed are they that keep his testimonies Ps 119:2Ps 119:24incline my heart unto thy testimony and not to Ps 119:36I will speak of thy testimony also before kings Ps 119:46my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation Ps 119:99thy testimony have I taken as a heritage for ever Ps 119:111me understanding, that I may know thy testimony Ps 119:125thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my Ps 119:129the righteousness of thy testimony is everlasting Ps 119:144I cried ... save me, and I shall keep thy testimony Ps 119:146if thy children ... keep my covenant and my testimony Ps 132:12bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples Isa 8:16before thee and our sins testify against us Is 59:12shake off the dust ... for a testimony against Mark 6:11 (Luke 9:5)Scriptures ... and they are they which testify of me John 5:39from the Father, he shall testify of me John 15:26they had testified and preached the word of the Lord Acts 8:25which gave testimony unto the word of his grace Acts 14:3to testify the gospel of the grace of God Acts 20:24as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you 1 Cor 1:6declaring unto you the testimony of God 1 Cor 2:1because our testimony among you was believed 2 Thes 1:10ashamed of the testimony of our Lord 2 Tim 1:8testifying that this is the true grace of 1 Pet 5:12do testify that the Father sent the Son 1 John 4:14witness of God which he hath testified of his Son 1 John 5:9word of God and of the testimony of Jesus Christ Rev 1:2Rev 6:9Lamb and by the word of their testimony Rev 12:11Rev 12:17for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit Rev 19:10
thankTo be grateful for, to bless or give praise, to express gratitude to someone for what they have done. DTP It is very important that the disciple have a heart that is full of thanksgiving. Often we are not thankful because we are focused more on the things of the world than we are on Jesus Christ. Everything we have is a gift of God, including each new day. Even in the midst of deep suffering there are always things for which we can give thanks to our Lord.every morning to thank and praise the LORD 1 Chr 23:30we thank thee and praise thy glorious name 1 Chr 29:13and sheep of thy pasture will give thanks Ps 79:13it is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD Ps 92:1praise: be thankful unto him and bless his name Ps 100:4I thank thee and praise thee, O thou God Dan 2:23took the cup ... gave thanks Matt 26:27 (Mark 14:23; Luke 22:17)I thank God ... for you all, that your faith Rom 1:18glorified him not as God, neither were thankful Rom 1:21I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord Rom 7:25when he had given thanks, he brake it 1 Cor 11:24thanks be unto God, which giveth us the victory 1 Cor 15:57thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift 2 Cor 9:15giving thanks always for all things unto God Eph 5:20I thank my God upon every remembrance of you Phil 1:3ye are called in one body: and be ye thankful Col 3:15also thank God without ceasing, because 1 Thes 2:13in every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God 1 Thes 5:18I thank Christ Jesus ... who hath enabled me 1 Tim 1:12fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name Heb 13:15saying, we give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty Rev 11:17
thanksgivingExpression of gratitude, especially to God. DTP Paul tells disciples that they are always to have an attitude of thanksgiving and a grateful heart; this is the will of God for us as we serve Him (See 1 Thes 5:18). Often churches celebrate once a year a special day of Thanksgiving, to remember about what God has done, for the blessing and for the harvest that we have received.if he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he Lev 7:12a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD Lev 22:29to begin the thanksgiving prayer Neh 11:17and song of praise and thanksgiving unto God Neh 12:46that I publish with the voice of thanksgiving Ps 26:7come before his presence with thanksgiving Ps 95:2enter into his gates with thanksgiving Ps 100:4I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving Ps 116:17grace might through the thanksgiving of many 2 Cor 4:15supplication with thanksgiving let your Phil 4:6in prayer and watch in the same with thanksgiving Col 4:2God hath created to be received with thanksgiving 1 Tim 4:3thanksgiving and honor and power, ... be unto our God Rev 7:12
theismThe belief in the existence of one God or gods, especially in one Creator God, intervening in it and sustaining a personal relationship with His creatures. DTP The disciple of Christ believes in One God who created all things and is the One who has no beginning or end. He is the Source, Support and End of everything that exists.