Common Words Dictionary

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


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.


Blasphemy – the crime of assuming to oneself the rights or qualities of God. blasphemy same as profanity, cursing, swearing; sacrilege, impiety.

Brethren – fellow members.


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 first-born both of man and beast were consecrated to God.

Consecration – the act of consecrating; dedication to the service and worship of a deity, the act of giving the sacramental character to the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine, ordination to a sacred office.


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, as a person’s reputation.

Deliverance – deliverance from sin, salvation, rescue.


e.g. – for the sake of example or in short for example, example that is already stated.

Edification – Strengthen, equip or uplift

Enmity – Hostility; hatredExpanse – an uninterrupted space or area; a wide 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.


Hath – 3rd pers. sing. pres. indicative of haveHeed – Careful attention, have regard.

Hearken – Literary. to give heed or attention to what is said; listen.

Hedonism – pursuit of only pleasure.


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


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


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.


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


Saith – a third-person singular present tense of, say.

Scorn – the feeling or belief that someone or something is worthless or despicable; contempt.

Shalt – shall

Supplication – an act or instance of supplicating; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition.


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

Thee or Thou– you


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


Wickedness – absence of moral or spiritual values.

Wrought – Work.

How should we 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 loudly, 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.

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