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Common Biblical Usage

Dictionary of Biblical words

Dictionary of the commonly used words in the Bible that we think would be helpful.
A

Abomination – Disgusting, Vile, loathing  (Gen. 43:32 for Egyptian )
Adulatory – obsequiously complimentary, obedient, dutiful
Affliction – persecution, trouble, tribulation, calamity, catastrophe, disaster,  adversity.Aptness – preparedness, readiness, willingnessAsceticism -the denial of all pleasure

B

Blasphemy – the crime of assuming God’s rights or qualities. Blasphemy same as profanity, cursing, swearing, sacrilege, and impiety.
Brethren – fellow members

C

Covenant – the conditional promises made to humanity by God, as revealed in Scripture, the agreement between God and the ancient Israelites, in which God promised to protect them if they kept His law and were faithful to Him.

Consecration – the devoting or setting apart of anything to the worship or service of God. The race of Abraham and the tribe of Levi were thus consecrated (Exodus 13:2,12,15; Numbers 3:12). The Hebrews devoted their fields and cattle, and sometimes the spoils of war, to the Lord (Leviticus 27:28,29). According to the Mosaic law, the firstborn, both man and beast, were consecrated to God.
Consecration – the act of consecrating; dedication to the service and worship of a deity; giving the sacramental character to the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine; ordination to a sacred office.
D

Devout- devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious
Discourse – Verbal expression in speech or writing, Verbal exchange; conversation, A formal, lengthy discussion of a subject, either written or spoken.
Deity – a god or goddess, divine character or nature, esp. that of the Supreme Being, the estate or rank of a god.  person or thing revered as a god or goddess
The Deity – God, Supreme BeingDefile – to make foul, dirty, or unclean; pollute; taint; debase, to violate the chastity of. To make impure for ceremonial use; desecrate. To sully a person’s reputation.
Deliverance – deliverance from sin, salvation, rescue.
Dust – The power of dust. Souls that sinned stick to the ground.

E

e.g., for the sake of example or, in short, for example, an example that is already started enmity – Hostility; hatredExpanse – an uninterrupted space or area; a vast extent of anything: an expanse of water, something that is spread out, expansion; extension.
Exalt – To raise in rank, character, or status; elevate, To glorify, praise, or honor.
Epistle – One of the letters included as a book in the New Testament. An excerpt from one of these letters read as part of a religious service.

End Time – Who is talking, and who is coming? Is there any more coming after Jesus?

G

God Speaks – Seven times God Speaks Grace – Patience of God demonstrates in the book of Jonah.
H

Hath – 3rd pers. Sing. pres. Indicative of haveHeed – Careful attention, have regard
Hearken – Literary. to give heed or attention to what is said; listen. Heaven – is it for real, or Kingdom that is already at hand?
Hedonism – the pursuit of only pleasure

I

Intercession – Entreaty in favor of another, especially a prayer or petition to God on behalf of another. that is, elaboration of something that is already stated, introducing rephrasing
L

Lasciviousness – Given to or expressing lust; lecherous, exciting sexual desires, salacious.
Logophiles – Love of words to a shared language anyone can understandMeek – humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame

P

Pentecost- a Christian festival celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles.

Piety – reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations, a pious act, remark, belief, or the like.
Prayer – Steps to follow to communicate with our Father in heaven. Cleansing and repentance and ask.

R

Repent – To feel remorse, contrition, such regret for past conduct as to change one’s mind regarding it, to turn away from sins.
S

Saith – a third-person singular present tense of, say.
Scorn is the feeling or belief that someone or something is worthless or despicable; contempt.
A supplication is an act or instance of supplicating, humble prayer, entreaty, or petition.
Shew – Show
T

Tithes – 10 percent of the gross earnings to be given to the storehouse. Tithes include obligation or responsibility, needs or wants, giving, and offering.

Th – Used to form the archaic third-person singular present indicative of verbs (eq., sayeth).


V

Verily – In truth; with confidence; assuredlyVile – wretchedly evil: vile humor, highly offensive, unpleasant, objectionable, repulsive or disgusting, as to the senses or feelings, morally debased, depraved, or despicable.

W

Wickedness – the absence of moral or spiritual values.Wrought – Work

How do others worship God?
1. Barak–To kneel, to bless God, to bow down

2. Halal–To be clear, to shine, to boast, to show, to rave, to celebrate, to be clamorously foolish

3. Shabach–To shout, to command

4. Tehillah–To sing praises, singing out of the spirit spontaneously

5. Towdah–Extending hands, acting out of thanksgiving for what has or will be done

6. Yadah– Extending the hands vigorously

7. Zamar – To touch the strings, to make music with instruments, mostly rejoicing.

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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