R.A. Torrey’s New Topical Textbook – Bible Verses by Topics – Letter B

Alphabetical Listings

Babylon


Origin of — Ge 10:8,10

Origin of the name — Ge 11:8,9

Was called

Land of the Chaldeans — Eze 12:13

Land of Shinar — Da 1:2; Zec 5:11

Land of Merathaim — Jer 50:1,21

Desert of the sea — Isa 21:1,9

Sheshach — Jer 25:12,26

Lady of kingdoms — Isa 47:5

Situated beyond the Euphrates — Ge 11:31; Jos 24:2,3

Formerly a part of Mesopotamia — Ac 7:2

Founded by the Assyrians, and a part of their empire — 2Ki
17:24; Isa 23:13

Watered by the rivers Euphrates and Tigris — Ps 137:1; Jer
51:13

Composed of many nations — Da 3:4; 3:29

Governed by Kings — 2Ki 20:12; Da 5:1

With Media and Persia divided by Darius 120 provinces — Da 6:1

Presidents placed over — Da 2:48; 6:1

Babylon the chief province of — Da 3:1

Babylon the capital of

Its antiquity — Ge 11:4,9

Enlarged by Nebuchadnezzar — Da 4:30

Surrounded with a great wall and fortified — Jer 51:53,58

Called the golden city — Isa 14:4

Called the glory of kingdoms — Isa 13:19

Called beauty of Chaldees, — Isa 13:19

Called the city of merchants — Eze 17:4

Called Babylon the great — Da 4:30

Remarkable for

Antiquity — Jer 5:15

Naval power — Isa 43:14

Military power — Jer 5:16; 50:23

National greatness — Isa 13:19; Jer 51:41

Wealth — Jer 50:37; 51:13

Commerce — Eze 17:4

Manufacture of garments — Jos 7:21

Wisdom of senators — Isa 47:10; Jer 50:35

Inhabitants of

Idolatrous — Jer 50:38; Da 3:18

Addicted to magic — Isa 47:9,12,13; Da 2:1,2

Profane and sacrilegious — Da 5:1-3

Wicked — Isa 47:10

As a power was

Arrogant — Isa 14:13,14; Jer 50:29,31,32

Secure and self-confident — Isa 47:7,8

Grand and stately — Isa 47:1,5

Covetous — Jer 51:13

Oppressive — Isa 14:4

Cruel and destructive — Isa 14:17; 47:6; Jer 51:25; Hab 1:6,7

An instrument of God’s vengeance on other nations — Jer 51:7;
Isa 47:6

Languages spoken in — Da 1:4; 2:4

Armies of, described — Hab 1:7-9

Represented by

A great eagle — Eze 17:3

A head of gold — Da 2:32,37,38

A lion with eagle’s wings — Da 7:4

Ambassadors of, sent to Hezekiah — 2Ki 20:12

Nebuchadnezzar king of

Made Jehoiakim tributary — 2Ki 24:1

Besieged Jerusalem — 2Ki 24:10,11

Took Jehoiachin, &c captive to Babylon — 2Ki 24:12,14-16; 2Ch
36:10

Spoiled the temple — 2Ki 24:13

Made Zedekiah king — 2Ki 24:17

Rebelled against by Zedekiah — 2Ki 24:20

Besieged and took Jerusalem — 2Ki 25:1-4

Burned Jerusalem — 2Ki 25:9,10

Took Zedekiah, &c captive to Babylon — 2Ki 25:7,11,18-21; 2Ch
36:20

Spoiled and burned the temple — 2Ki 25:9,13-17; 2Ch 36:18,19

Revolt of the Jews from, and their punishment illustrated — Eze
17:1-24

The Jews exhorted to be subject to, and settle in — Jer 27:17;
29:1-7

Treatment of the Jews in — 2Ki 25:27-30; Da 1:3-7

Grief of the Jews in — Ps 137:1-6

Destroyed by the Medes — Da 5:30,31

Restoration of the Jews from — 2Ch 36:23; Ezr 1:1-2:67

The gospel preached in — 1Pe 5:13

A type of Antichrist — Re 16:19; 17:5

Predictions respecting

Conquests by — Jer 21:3-10; 27:2-6; 49:28-33; Eze 21:19-32;
29:18-20

Captivity of the Jews by — Jer 20:4-6; 22:20-26; 25:9-11; Mic
4:10

Restoration of the Jews from — Isa 14:1-4; 44:28; 48:20; Jer
29:10; 50:4,8,19

Destruction of — Isa 13:1-22; 14:4-22; 21:1-10; 47:1-15; Jer
25:12; 50:1-51:64

Perpetual desolation of — Isa 13:19-22; 14:22,23; Jer
50:13,39; 51:37

Preaching of the gospel in — Ps 87:4

Backsliding

Is turning from God — 1Ki 11:9

Is leaving the first love — Re 2:4

Is departing form the simplicity of the gospel — 2Co 11:3; Ga
3:1-3; 5:4,7

God is displeased at — Ps 78:57,59

Warnings against — Ps 85:8; 1Co 10:12

Guilt and consequences of — Nu 14:43; Ps 125:5; Isa 59:2,9-11;
Jer 5:6; 8:5,13; 15:6; Lu 9:62

Brings its own punishment — Pr 14:14; Jer 2:19

A haughty spirit leads to — Pr 16:18

Proneness to — Pr 24:16; Ho 11:7

Liable to continue and increase — Jer 8:5; 14:7

Exhortations to return from — 2Ch 30:6; Isa 31:6; Jer
3:12,14,22; Ho 6:1

Pray to be restored from — Ps 80:3; 85:4; La 5:21

Punishment of tempting others to the sin of — Pr 28:10; Mt
18:6

Not hopeless — Ps 37:24; Pr 24:16

Endeavour to bring back those guilty of — Ga 6:1; Jas 5:19,20

Sin of, to be confessed — Isa 59:12-14; Jer 3:13,14; 14:7-9

Pardon of, promised — 2Ch 7:14; Jer 3:12; 31:20; 36:3

Healing of, promised — Jer 3:22; Ho 14:4

Afflictions sent to heal — Ho 5:15

Blessedness of those who keep from — Pr 28:14; Isa 26:3,4; Col
1:21-23

Hateful to saints — Ps 101:3

Exemplified

Israel — Ex 32:8; Ne 9:26; Jer 3:11; Ho 4:16

Saul — 1Sa 15:11

Solomon — 1Ki 11:3,4

Peter — Mt 26:70-74

Baptism


As administered by John — Mt 3:5-12; Joh 3:23; Ac 13:24; 19:4

Sanctioned by Christ’s submission to it — Mt 3:13-15; Lu 3:21

Adopted by Christ — Joh 3:22; 4:1,2

Appointed an ordinance of the Christian church — Mt 28:19,20;
Mr 16:15,16

To be administered in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit — Mt 28:19

Water, the outward and visible sign in — Ac 8:36; 10:47

Regeneration, the inward and spiritual grace of — Joh 3:3,5,6;
Ro 6:3,4,11

Remission of sins, signified by — Ac 2:38; 22:16

Unity of the Church effected by — 1Co 12:13; Ga 3:27,28

Confession of sin necessary to — Mt 3:6

Repentance necessary to — Ac 2:38

Faith necessary to — Ac 8:37; 18:8

There is but one — Eph 4:5

Administered to

Individuals — Ac 8:38; 9:18

Households — Ac 16:15; 1Co 1:16

Emblematic of the influences of the Holy Spirit — Mt 3:11; Tit
3:5

Typified — 1Co 10:2; 1Pe 3:20,21

Baptism With the Holy Spirit


Foretold — Eze 36:25

Is through Christ — Tit 3:6

Christ administered — Mt 3:11; Joh 1:33

Promised to saints — Ac 1:5; 2:38,39; 11:16

All saints partake of — 1Co 12:13

Necessity for — Joh 3:5; Ac 19:2-6

Renews and cleanses the soul — Tit 3:5; 1Pe 3:20,21

The Word of God instrumental to — Ac 10:44; Eph 5:26

Typified — Ac 2:1-4

Bear, The


Inhabits woods — 2Ki 2:24

Described as

Voracious — Da 7:5

Cunning — La 3:10

Cruel — Am 5:19

Often attacks men — 2Ki 2:24; Am 5:19

Attacks the flock in the presence of the shepherd — 1Sa 17:34

Particularly fierce when deprived of its young — 2Sa 17:8; Pr
17:12

Growls when annoyed — Isa 59:11

Miraculously killed by David — 1Sa 17:36,37

Illustrative of

God in his judgments — La 3:10; Ho 13:8

The natural man — Isa 11:7

Wicked rulers — Pr 28:15

The kingdom of the Medes — Da 7:5

The kingdom of Antichrist — Re 13:2

Beard, The


The Jews never appeared without — 2Sa 10:5

Worn even by the priests — Ps 133:2

Laying hold of, a token of respect — 1Sa 20:9

Shaving of, a great offence — 2Sa 10:4,6,7

Plucking of, a sign of scorn — Isa 50:6

Dribbling on, a sign of derangement — 1Sa 21:13

In affliction

Was neglected and untrimmed — 2Sa 19:24

Was clipped — Jer 48:37

Was shorn — Jer 41:5

Sometimes plucked out — Ezr 9:3

Corners of, not to be marred for the dead — Le 19:27; 21:5

Subject to leprosy — Le 13:29,30

Of the healed leper to be shaved — Le 14:9

Shaving, illustrative of severe judgments — Isa 7:20; 15:2; Eze
5:1

Beasts


Created by God — Ge 1:24,25; 2:19

Creation of, exhibits God’s power — Jer 27:5

Made for the praise and glory of God — Ps 148:10

Differ in flesh from birds and fishes — 1Co 15:39

Herb of the field given to, for food — Ge 1:30

Power over, given to man — Ge 1:26,28; Ps 8:7

Instinctively fear man — Ge 9:2

Received their names from Adam — Ge 2:19,20

Given to man for food after the flood — Ge 9:3

Not to be eaten alive or with blood — Ge 9:4; De 12:16,23

That died naturally or were torn, not to be eaten — Ex 22:31;
Le 17:15; 22:8

Supply clothing to man — Ge 3:21; Job 31:20

The property of God — Ps 50:10

Subjects of God’s care — Ps 36:6; 104:10,11

Described as

Devoid of speech — 2Pe 2:16

Devoid of understanding — Ps 32:9; 73:22

Devoid of immortality — Ps 49:12-15

Possessed of instinct — Isa 1:3

Being four-footed — Ac 10:12

By nature wild — Ps 50:11; Mr 1:13

Capable of being tamed — Jas 3:7

Many kinds of, noisome and destructive — Le 26:6; Eze 5:17

Many kinds of, domestic — Ge 36:6; 45:17

Lessons of wisdom to be learned from — Job 12:7

Found in

Deserts — Isa 13:21

Fields — De 7:22; Joe 2:22

Mountains — Song 4:8

Forests — Isa 56:9; Mic 5:8

Habitations of

Dens and caves — Job 37:8; 38:40

Under spreading trees — Da 4:12

Deserted cities — Isa 13:21,22; Zep 2:15

Liable to diseases — Ex 9:3

Frequently suffered on account of the sins of men — Joe
1:18,20; Hag 1:11

Often cut off for the sins of men — Ge 6:7; 7:23; Ex 11:5; Ho
4:3

Early distinguished into clean and unclean — Ge 7:2

Clean

Ox — Ex 21:28; De 14:4

Wild ox — De 14:5

Sheep — De 7:13; 14:4

Goat — De 14:4

Hart — De 14:5; Job 39:1

Roebuck — De 14:5; 2Sa 2:18

Wild goat — De 14:5

Fallow deer — De 14:5

Chamois — De 14:5

Pygarg — De 14:5

How distinguished — Le 11:3; De 14:6

Used for food — Le 11:2; De 12:15

Used for sacrifice — Ge 8:20

First born of, not redeemed — Nu 18:17

Unclean

Camel — Ge 24:64; Le 11:4

Dromedary — 1Ki 4:28; Es 8:10

Horse — Job 39:19-25

Ass — Ge 22:3; Mt 21:2

Wild Ass — Job 6:5; 39:5-8

Mule — 2Sa 13:29; 1Ki 10:25

Lion — Jdj 14:5,6

Leopard — Song 4:8

Bear — 2Sa 17:8

Wolf — Ge 49:27; Joh 10:12

Unicorn — Nu 23:22

Behemoth — Job 40:15

Ape — 1Ki 10:22

Fox — Ps 63:10; Song 2:5

Dog — Ex 22:31; Lu 16:2

Swine — Le 11:7; Isa 66:17

Hare — Le 11:6; De 14:7

Coney — Le 11:5; Ps 104:18

Mouse — Le 11:29; Isa 66:17

Mole — Le 11:30; Isa 2:20

Weasel — Le 11:29

Ferret — Le 11:30

Badger — Ex 25:5; Eze 16:10

How distinguished — Le 11:26

Not eaten — Le 11:4-8; De 1:7,8

Not offered in sacrifice — Le 27:11

First born of, redeemed — Nu 18:15

Caused uncleanness when dead — Le 5:2

Domestic

To enjoy the sabbath — Ex 20:10; De 5:14

To be taken care of — Le 25:7; De 25:4

Not to be cruelly used — Nu 22:27-32; Pr 12:10

No likeness of, to be worshipped — De 4:17

Representations of, worshipped by the heathen — Ro 1:23

History of, written by Solomon — 1Ki 4:33

Often used as instruments of punishment — Le 26:22; De 32:24;
Jer 15:3; Eze 5:17

Man by nature no better than — Ec 3:18,19

Illustrative of

The wicked — Ps 49:20; Tit 1:12

Ungodly professors — 2Pe 2:12; Jude 1:10

Persecutors — 1Co 15:32; 2Ti 4:17

Kingdoms — Da 7:11,17; 8:4

People of different nations — Da 4:12,21,22

Antichrist — Re 13:2; 20:4

Beds

Antiquity of — Ge 47:31; Ex 8:3

Couches or divans used as — Job 7:13; Ps 6:6

A small pallet or mattress used as — 1Sa 19:15

Considered necessary — 2Ki 4:10

Made of

Iron — De 3:11

Ivory — Am 6:4

Gold and Silver — Es 1:6

Wood — Song 3:7-9

Supplied with pillows — 1Sa 19:13; 26:7

Covered with tapestry and linen — Pr 7:16

Often perfumed — Pr 7:17; Eze 23:41

Of the poor covered with upper garment — Ex 22:26,27; De
24:12,13

Used for

Sleeping on — Job 33:15; Lu 11:7

Reclining on by day — 2Sa 4:5; 11:2

Reclining on at meals — 1Sa 28:23-25; Am 6:4-6; Lu 7:36-38;
Joh 13:23

Not used in affliction — 2Sa 12:16; 13:31

Persons sometimes took to, in grief — 1Ki 21:4; Ho 7:14

Saints meditate and praise God while on — Ps 4:4; 149:5; Song
3:1

The wicked devise mischief while on — Ps 36:4; Mic 2:1

The slothful too fond of — Pr 26:14

Of the poor often sold for debt — Pr 22:27

Subject to ceremonial defilement — Le 15:4

Purification of — Mr 7:4

Illustrative

Of the grave — Isa 57:2

(Made in darkness,) of extreme misery — Job 17:13

(Made in sickness,) of divine support and comfort — Ps 41:3

(Made on high,) of carnal security — Isa 57:7

(Too short,) of plans which afford no rest or peace — Isa
28:20

Benjamin, Tribe Of


Descended from Jacob’s twelfth son — Ge 35:18

Predictions respecting — Ge 49:27; De 33:12

Persons selected from

To number the people — Nu 1:11

To spy out the land — Nu 13:9

To divide the land — Nu 34:21

Strength of, on leaving Egypt — Nu 1:36,37

Formed the rear of the third division of Israel in their
journeys — Nu 10:22,24

Encamped on west side of the tabernacle under the standard of
Ephrain — Nu 2:18,22

Offering of, at dedication — Nu 7:60-65

Families of — Nu 26:38-40

Strength of, entering Canaan — Nu 26:41

On Gerizim said amen to the blessings — De 27:12

Cities and bounds of inheritance — Jos 18:11-28

Celebrated as bowmen and slingers — 1Ch 12:2

Assisted against Sisera — Jdj 5:14

Oppressed by the Ammonites — Jdj 10:9

Almost annihilated for protecting the men of Gibeah — Jdj
20:12-48

Remnant of, provided with wives to preserve the tribe — Jdj
21:1-23

Furnished the first king to Israel — 1Sa 9:1,2,15-17; 10:20,21;
2Sa 2:8-10

Adhered for a time to the house of Saul against David — 2Sa
2:9,15,25,31

Some of, assisted David — 1Ch 12:1-7,16

Revolted from the house of Saul — 2Sa 3:19

Some of, at David’s coronation — 1Ch 12:29

A 1000 of, with Shimei came to meet David on his return to
Jerusalem — 2Sa 19:16,17

Very numerous in David’s time — 1Ch 7:6-12

Captains appointed over — 1Ki 4:18; 1Ch 27:12

Remained faithful to Judah — 1Ki 12:21

Furnished an army to Jehoshaphat — 2Ch 17:17

Numbers of, returned from the captivity and dwelt at Jerusalem
— Ezr 1:5; Ne 11:4

Celebrated persons of

Ehud — Jdj 3:15

Kish — 1Sa 9:1

Saul — 1Sa 9:1; 10:1

Abner — 1Sa 14:51; 17:55

Elhanan — 2Sa 21:19

Paul — Php 3:5

Birds


Created by God — Ge 1:20,21; 2:19

Created for the glory of God — Ps 148:10

Herb of the field given as food to — Ge 1:30

Differ in flesh from beasts and fishes — 1Co 15:39

Power over given to man — Ge 1:26; Ps 8:8

Names given to, by Adam — Ge 2:19,20

Instinctively fear man — Ge 9:2

Instinct of, inferior to man’s reason — Job 35:11

Lessons of wisdom to be learned from — Job 12:7

Can all be tamed — Jas 3:7

Given as food to man — Ge 9:2,3

The blood of, not to be eaten — Le 7:26

The property of God — Ps 50:11

God provides for — Ps 104:1-12; Mt 6:26; Lu 12:23,24

Called

Fowls of the air — Ge 7:3

Fowls of heaven — Job 35:11

Feathered fowl — Eze 39:17

Winged fowl — De 4:17

Birds of the air — Mt 8:20

Many kinds of, graniverous — Mt 13:4

Many kinds of, carnivorous — Ge 15:11; 40:19; De 28:26

Furnished with claws — Da 4:33

Propagated by eggs — De 22:6; Jer 17:11

Make, and dwell in nests — Mt 8:20

Are hostile to strange kinds — Jer 12:9

Have each their peculiar note or song — Ps 104:12; Ec 12:4;
Song 2:12

Fly above the earth — Ge 1:20

Rapid flight of, alluded to — Isa 31:5; Ho 9:11; 11:11

Many kinds of, migratory — Jer 8:7

Often remove from places suffering calamities — Jer 4:25; 9:10

Rest on trees — Da 4:12; Mt 13:32

Inhabit

Mountains — Ps 50:11

Deserts — Ps 102:6

Marshes — Isa 14:23

Deserted Cities — Isa 34:11,14,15

Make their nests

In trees — Ps 104:17; Eze 31:6

On the ground — De 22:6

In clefts of rocks — Nu 24:21; Jer 48:28

In deserted cities — Isa 34:15

Under the roofs of houses — Ps 84:3

Early distinguished into clean and clean — Ge 8:20

Clean

Dove — Ge 8:8

Turtle — Le 14:22; Song 2:12

Pigeon — Le 1:14; 12:6

Quail — Ex 16:12,13; Nu 11:31,32

Sparrow — Le 14:4; Mt 10:29-31

Swallow — Ps 84:3; Isa 38:14

Cock and Hen — Mt 23:37; 26:34,74

Partridge — 1Sa 26:20; Jer 17:11

Crane — Isa 38:14; Jer 8:7

To be eaten — De 14:11,20

Offered in sacrifice — Ge 8:20; Le 1:14

Unclean

Eagle — Le 11:13; Job 39:27

Ossifrage — Le 11:13

Osprey — Le 11:13

Vulture — Le 11:14; Job 28:7; Isa 34:15

Glede — De 14:13

Kite — Le 11:14

Raven — Le 11:15; Job 38:41

Owl — Le 11:16; Job 30:29

Nighthawk — Le 11:16

Cuckoo — Le 11:16

Hawk — Le 11:17; Job 39:26

Little owl — Le 11:17

Cormorant — Le 11:17; Isa 34:11

Great owl — Le 11:17

Swan — Le 11:18

Pelican — Le 11:18; Ps 102:6

Gier Eagle — Le 11:18

Stork — Le 11:19; Ps 104:17

Heron — Le 11:19

Lapwing — Le 11:19

Bat — Le 11:19; Isa 2:20

Ostrich — Job 39:13,18

Bittern — Isa 14:23; 34:11

Peacock — 1Ki 10:22; Job 39:13

Not to be eaten — Le 11:13,17; De 14:12

Not to be eaten with their young — De 22:6,7

Taken in snares or nets — Pr 1:17

Often suffered for man’s sin — Ge 6:7; Jer 12:4; Eze 38:20; Ho
4:3

Solomon wrote the history of — 1Ki 4:33

Confinement of, in cages alluded to — Jer 5:27

No likeness of, to be made for worship — De 4:17

Often worshipped by idolaters — Ro 1:23

Illustrative

Of cruel and rapacious kings — Isa 46:11

Of hostile nations — Jer 12:9

Of people of different countries — Eze 31:6; Mt 13:32

Of unsettled person, — Pr 27:8; Isa 16:2

Of the devil and his spirits — Mt 13:4,19

(Snaring,) of death — Ec 9:12

(Snaring,) of designs of the wicked — Ps 124:7; Pr 1:10-17;
7:23

Blasphemy


Christ assailed with — Mt 10:25; Lu 22:64,65; 1Pe 4:14

Charged upon Christ — Mt 9:2,3; 26:64,65; Joh 10:33,36

Charged upon saints — Ac 6:11,13

Proceeds from the heart — Mt 15:19

Forbidden — Ex 20:7; Col 3:8

The wicked addicted to — Ps 74:18; Isa 52:5; 2Ti 3:2; Re
18:11,21

Idolatry counted as — Isa 65:7; Eze 20:27,28

Hypocrisy counted as — Re 2:9

Saints grieved to hear — Ps 44:15,16; 74:10,18,22

Gives no occasion for — 2Sa 12:14; 1Ti 6:1

Against the Holy Spirit, unpardonable — Mt 12:31,32

Connected with folly and pride — 2Ki 19:22; Ps 74:18

Punishment of — Le 24:16; Isa 65:7; Eze 20:27-33; 35:11,12

Exemplified

The Danite — Le 24:11

Sennacherib — 2Ki 19:4,10,22

The Jews — Lu 22:65

Hymenaeus — 1Ti 1:20

Blessed, The


Whom God chooses — Ps 65:4; Eph 1:3,4

Whom God calls — Isa 51:2; Re 19:9

Who know Christ — Mt 16:16,17

Who know the gospel — Ps 89:15

Who are not offended at Christ — Mt 11:6

Who believe — Lu 1:45; Ga 3:9

Whose sins are forgiven — Ps 32:1,2; Ro 4:7

To whom God imputes righteousness without works — Ro 4:6-9

Whom God chastens — Job 5:17; Ps 94:12

Who suffer for Christ — Lu 6:22

Who have the Lord for their God — Ps 144:15

Who trust in God — Ps 2:12; 34:8; 40:4; 84:12; Jer 17:7

Who fear God — Ps 112:1; 128:1,4

Who hear and keep the word of God — Ps 119:2; Jas 1:24; Mt
13:16; Lu 11:28; Re 1:3; 22:7

Who delight in the commandments of God — Ps 112:1

Who keep the commandments of God — Re 22:14

Who wait for the Lord — Isa 30:18

Whose strength is in the Lord — Ps 84:5

Who hunger and thirst after righteousness — Mt 5:6

Who frequent the house of God — Ps 65:4; 84:5

Who avoid the wicked — Ps 1:1

Who endure temptation — Jas 1:12

Who watch against sin — Re 16:15

Who rebuke sinners — Pr 24:25

Who watch for the Lord — Lu 12:37

Who die in the Lord — Re 14:13

Who have part in the first resurrection — Re 20:6

Who favour saints — Ge 12:3; Ru 2:10

The undefiled — Ps 119:1

The pure in heart — Mt 5:8

The just — Ps 106:3; 10:6

The children of the just — Pr 20:7

The righteous — Ps 5:12

The generation of the upright — Ps 112:2

The faithful — Pr 28:20

The poor in spirit — Mt 5:3

The meek — Mt 5:5

The merciful — Mt 5:7

The bountiful — De 15:10; Ps 41:1; Pr 22:9; Lu 14:13,14

The peace-makers — Mt 5:9

Holy mourners — Mt 5:4; Lu 6:21

Saints at the judgment day — Mt 25:34

Who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God — Lu 14:15; Re 19:9

Blindness, Spiritual


Explained — Joh 1:5; 1Co 2:14

The effect of sin — Isa 29:10; Mt 6:23; Joh 3:19,20

Unbelief, the effect of — Ro 11:8; 2Co 4:3,4

Uncharitableness, a proof of — 1Jo 2:9,11

A work of the devil — 2Co 4:4

Leads to all evil — Eph 4:17-19

Is consistent with communion with God — 1Jo 1:6,7

Of ministers, fatal to themselves and to the people — Mt 15:14

The wicked are in — Ps 82:5; Jer 5:21

The self-righteous are in — Mt 23:19,26; Re 3:17

The wicked wilfully guilty of — Isa 26:11; Ro 1:19-21

Judicially inflicted — Ps 69:23; Isa 29:10; 44:18; Mt 13:13,14;
Joh 12:40

Pray for the removal of — Ps 13:3; 119:18

Christ appointed to remove — Isa 42:7; Lu 4:18; Joh 8:12; 9:39;
2Co 4:6

Christ’s ministers are lights to remove — Mt 5:14; Ac 26:18

Saints are delivered from — Joh 8:12; Eph 5:8; Col 1:13; 1Th
5:4,5; 1Pe 2:9

Removal of, illustrated — Joh 9:7,11,25; Ac 9:18; Re 3:18

Exemplified

Israel — Ro 11:25; 2Co 3:15

Scribes and Pharisees — Mt 23:16,24

Churches of Laodicea — Re 3:17

Blood


The life of animals — Ge 9:4; Le 17:11,14

Fluid — De 12:16

Red — 2Ki 3:22; Joe 2:31

Of all men the same — Ac 17:26

Eating of, forbidden to

Man after the flood — Ge 9:4

The Israelites under the law — Le 3:17; 17:10,12

The early Christians — Ac 15:20,29

The Jews often guilty of eating — 1Sa 14:32,33; Eze 33:25

Of animals slain for good to be poured on the earth and covered
— Le 17:13; De 12:16,24

Birds of prey delight in — Job 39:30

Beasts of prey delight in — Nu 23:24; Ps 68:23

Shedding of human

Forbidden — Ge 9:5

Hateful to God — Pr 6:16,17

Defiling to the land — Ps 106:38

Defiling to the person — Isa 59:3

Jews often guilty of — Jer 22:17; Eze 22:4

Always punished — Ge 9:6

Mode of clearing those accused of — De 21:1-9

The price of, not to be consecrated — Mt 27:6

Of legal sacrifices

For atonement — Ex 30:10; Le 17:11

For purification — Heb 9:13,19-22

How disposed of — Ex 29:12; Le 4:7

Not offered with leaven — Ex 23:18; 34:25

Ineffectual to remove sin — Heb 10:4

Idolaters made drink-offerings of — Ps 16:4

Water turned into, as a sign — Ex 4:30

Waters of Egypt turned into, as a judgment — Ex 7:17-21

Illustrative

(Washing the feet in,) of victories — Ps 58:10; 68:23

(Building with,) of oppression and cruelty — Hab 2:12

(Preparing to,) of ripening for destruction — Eze 35:6

(On one’s own head,) of guilt — Le 20:9; 2Sa 1:16; Eze 18:13

(Given to drink,) of severe judgments — Eze 16:38; Re 16:6

Boldness, Holy


Christ set an example of — Joh 7:26

Is through faith in Christ — Eph 3:12; Heb 10:19

A characteristic of saints — Pr 28:1

Produced by

Trust in God — Isa 50:7

The fear of God — Ac 4:19; 5:29

Faithfulness to God — 1Ti 3:13

Express your trust in God with — Heb 13:6

Have, in prayer — Eph 3:12; Heb 4:16

Saints shall have, in judgment — 1Jo 4:17

Exhortations to — Jos 1:7; 2Ch 19:11; Jer 1:8; Eze 3:9

Pray for — Ac 4:29; Eph 6:19,20

Ministers should exhibit, in

Faithfulness to their people — 2Co 7:4; 10:1

Preaching — Ac 4:31; Php 1:14

Reproving sin — Isa 58:1; Mic 3:8

The face of opposition — Ac 13:46; 1Th 2:2

Exemplified

Abraham — Ge 18:22-32

Jacob — Ge 32:24-29

Moses — Ex 32:31,32; 33:18

Aaron — Nu 16:47,48

David — 1Sa 17:45

Elijah — 1Ki 18:15,18

Nehemiah — Ne 6:11

Shadrach — Da 3:17,18

Daniel — Da 6:10

Joseph of Arimathaea — Mr 15:43

Peter and John — Ac 4:8-13

Stephen — Ac 7:51

Paul — Ac 9:27,29; 19:8

Barnabas — Ac 14:3

Apollos — Ac 18:26

Bondage, Spiritual


Is to the devil — 1Ti 3:7; 2Ti 2:26

Is to the fear of death — Heb 2:14,15

Is to sin — Joh 8:34; Ac 8:23; Ro 6:16; 7:23; Ga 4:3; 2Pe 2:19

Deliverance from, promised — Isa 42:6,7

Christ delivers from — Lu 4:18,21; Joh 8:36; Ro 7:24,24; Eph
4:8

The gospel, the instrument of deliverance from — Joh 8:32; Ro
8:2

Saints are delivered from — Ro 6:18,22

Deliverance from, illustrated — De 4:20

Typified

Israel in Egypt — Ex 1:13,14

Books


Probable origin of — Job 19:23,24

Made of

Papyrus or paper reed — Isa 19:7

Parchment — 2Ti 4:13

Made in a roll — Isa 34:4; Jer 36:2; Eze 2:9

Written with pen and ink — Jer 36:18; 3Jo 1:13

Often written on both sides — Eze 2:10

Often sealed — Isa 29:11; Da 12:4; Re 5:1

Often dedicated to persons of distinction — Lu 1:3; Ac 1:1

Were numerous and most expensive — Ac 19:19

The ancients fond of making — Ec 12:12

Divine communications recorded in — Ex 17:14; Isa 30:8; Jer
36:2; Re 1:19

Important events recorded in — Ezr 4:15; 6:1,2; Es 2:23

Erasures in, alluded to — Ex 32:33; Nu 5:23

Not extant, but mentioned in scripture

Wars of the Lord — Nu 21:14

Jasher — Jos 10:13; 2Sa 1:18

Samuel concerning the kingdom — 1Sa 10:25

Chronicles of David — 1Ch 27:24

Acts of Solomon — 1Ki 11:41

Natural history by Solomon — 1Ki 4:32,33

History of the kings — 1Ch 9:1

Samuel the seer — 1Ch 29:29

Nathan — 1Ch 29:29; 2Ch 9:29

Shemaiah — 2Ch 12:15

Gad the seer — 1Ch 29:29

Ahijah the Shilonite — 2Ch 9:29

Visions of Iddo — 2Ch 9:29; 12:15

Jehu the son of Hanani — 2Ch 20:34

Sayings of the seers — 2Ch 33:19

Illustrative of

Memorials of God’s providence — Ps 56:8; 139:16

Memorials of conversation and conduct of men — Da 7:10; Mal
3:16; Re 20:12

The record of the church of Christ — Da 12:1; Heb 12:23; Re
20:12,15; 22:19

Bottles


First mention of, in Scripture — Ge 21:14

Ancients often drank from — Hab 2:15

Used for holding

Water — Ge 21:14,15,19

Milk — Jdj 4:19

Wine — 1Sa 1:24; 16:20

Some, made of earthenware — Jer 19:1

Made of skins

Shrivelled and dried by smoke — Ps 119:83

Marred by age and use — Jos 9:14,13

When old, unfit for holding new wine — Mt 9:17; Mr 2:22

Sometimes probably of large dimensions — 1Sa 25:18; 2Sa 16:1

Illustrative

Of the clouds — Job 38:37

Of God’s remembrance — Ps 56:8

Of sinners ripe for judgment — Jer 13:12-14

(Dried up,) of the afflicted — Ps 119:83

(Ready to burst,) of the impatient — Job 32:19

(Broken,) of severe judgments — Isa 30:14; Jer 19:10; 48:12

Bow, The


An instrument of war — Ge 48:22; Isa 7:24

Sometimes used in hunting — Ge 27:3

For shooting arrows — 1Ch 12:2

Called the battle bow — Zec 9:10; 10:4

Those who used, called

Bowmen — Jer 4:29

Archers — 1Sa 31:3; Jer 51:3

Usually of steel — 2Sa 22:35; Job 20:24

Held in the left hand — Eze 39:3

Drawn with full force — 2Ki 9:24

The Jews taught to use — 2Sa 1:18

Used expertly by

Lydians — Jer 46:9

Elamites — Jer 49:35

Philistines — 1Sa 31:2,3

Sons of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh — 1Ch 5:18

Benjamites — 1Ch 12:2; 2Ch 14:8

Given as a token of friendship — 1Sa 18:4

Often furnished by the state — 2Ch 26:14

Of the vanquished, broken and burned — Ps 37:15; Eze 39:9

Illustrative

Of strength and power — Job 29:20

Of the tongue of the wicked — Ps 11:2; Jer 9:3

(When deceitful,) of the hypocrite — Ps 78:57; Ho 7:16

(When broken,) of the overthrow of power — 1Sa 2:4; Jer 49:35;
Ho 1:5; 2:18

Brass, or Copper


Dug out of the mountains — De 8:9

Purified by smelting — Job 28:2

Characterised by

Strength — Job 40:18

Hardness — Le 26:19

Yellow colour — Ezr 8:27

Fusibility — Eze 22:18,20

Sonorousness — 1Co 13:1

Takes a high polish — 2Ch 4:16; Eze 1:7

Inferior in value to gold and silver — Isa 60:17; Da 2:32,39

Antiquity of working in — Ge 4:22

Extensive commerce in — Eze 27:13; Re 18:12

Working in, a trade — Ge 4:22; 1Ki 7:14; 2Ch 24:12; 2Ti 4:14

Canaan abounded in — De 8:9; 33:25

Taken in war

Often in great quantities — Jos 22:8; 2Sa 8:8; 2Ki 25:13-16

Cleansed by fire — Nu 31:21-23

Generally consecrated to God — Jos 6:19,24; 2Sa 8:10,11

Offerings of, for the tabernacle — Ex 38:29

Collected by David for the temple — 1Ch 22:3,14,16; 29:2

Offerings of, for the temple — 1Ch 29:6,7

Coined for money — Mt 10:9; Mr 12:41

Made into

Mirrors — Ex 38:8

Gates — Ps 107:16; Isa 45:2

Bars for gates — 1Ki 4:13

Fetters — Jdj 16:21; 2Ki 25:7

Shields — 1Ki 14:27; 2Ch 12:10

Helmets — 1Sa 17:5

Greaves for the legs — 1Sa 17:6

Household vessels — Mr 7:4

Sacred vessels — Ex 27:3; 1Ki 7:45

Altars — Ex 27:2; 39:39

Sockets for pillars — Ex 38:10,11,17

Lavers — Ex 30:18; 1Ki 7:38

Pillars — 1Ki 7:15,16

Idols — Da 5:4; Re 9:20

Instruments of music — 1Ch 15:19

Moses made the serpent of — Nu 21:9; 2Ki 18:4

Illustrative of

Obstinate sinners — Isa 48:4; Jer 6:28

The decrees of God — Zec 6:1

The strength and firmness of Christ — Da 10:6; Re 1:15

Strength given to saints — Jer 15:20; Mic 4:13

Macedonian empire — Da 2:39

Extreme drought — De 28:23

The earth made barren — Le 26:19

Bread


Given by God — Ru 1:6; Mt 6:11

Yielded by the earth — Job 28:5; Isa 55:10

Made of

Wheat — Ex 29:2; Ps 81:16

Barley — Jdj 7:13; Joh 6:9

Beans, millet, &c — Eze 4:9

Manna (in the wilderness) — Nu 11:8

Corn ground for making — Isa 28:28

Was kneaded — Ge 18:6; Jer 7:18; Ho 7:4

Troughs used for kneading — Ex 12:34

Usually leavened — Le 23:17; Mt 13:33

Sometimes unleavened — Ex 12:18; 1Co 5:8

Was formed into

Loaves — 1Sa 10:3,4; Mt 14:17

Cakes — 2Sa 6:19; 1Ki 17:13

Wafers — Ex 16:31; 29:23

Was baked

On hearths — Ge 18:6

On coals of fire — Isa 44:19; Joh 21:9

In ovens — Le 26:26; Ho 7:4-7

Making of, a trade — Ge 40:2; Jer 37:21

Ordinary, called common bread — 1Sa 21:4

Sacred, called hallowed bread — 1Sa 21:4,6

Nutritious and strengthening — Ps 104:15

When old, dry and mouldy — Jos 9:5,12

Often put for the whole substance of man — Ge 3:19; 39:6; Mt
6:11

The principal food used by the ancients — Ge 18:5; 21:14;
27:17; Jdj 19:5

Broken for use — La 4:4; Mt 14:19

Kept in baskets — Ge 40:16; Ex 29:32

Publicly sold — Mt 14:15; 15:33

In times of scarcity, sold by weight — Le 26:26; Eze 4:16

Scarceness of, sent as a punishment — Ps 105:16; Isa 3:1; Eze
5:16

Plenty of, promised to the obedient — Le 26:5

Often given as a present — 1Sa 25:18; 2Sa 16:12; 1Ch 12:40

Served round after funerals — Eze 24:17-22

With water, the food of prisons — 1Ki 22:27

Crumb of, used to wipe the fingers, thrown under the table — Mt
15:27; Lu 16:21

First fruit of, offered to God — Nu 15:19,20

Offered with sacrifices — Ex 29:2,23; Nu 28:2

Placed on table of shew bread — Ex 25:30

Multitudes miraculously fed by Christ with — Mt 14:19-21;
15:34-37

Illustrative

Of Christ — Joh 6:33-35

(When broken,) of the death of Christ — Mt 26:26; 1Co
11:23,24

(Partaking of,) of communion of saints — Ac 2:46; 1Co 10:17

(Want of,) of extreme poverty — Pr 12:9; Isa 3:7

(Seeking of begging,) of extreme poverty — 1Sa 2:36; Ps 37:25;
La 1:11

(Fulness of,) of abundance — Eze 16:49

(Eating without scarceness,) of plenty — De 8:9

(Of adversity,) of heavy affliction — Isa 30:20

(Of tears,) of sorrow — Ps 80:5

(Of deceit,) of unlawful gain — Pr 20:17

(Of wickedness,) of oppression — Pr 4:17

(Of idleness,) of sloth — Pr 31:27

Breastplate


A part of defensive armour — 1Ki 22:34

A part of the high priest’s dress — Ex 28:4

For soldiers

Made of iron — Re 9:9

Bright and shining — Re 9:17

For the high priest

Materials of — Ex 28:15; 39:8

Form and dimensions of — Ex 28:16; 39:9

Made from the offering of the people — Ex 35:9

Had names of the tribes engraved on precious stones — Ex
28:17-21; 39:10,14

Inseparably united to the ephod — Ex 28:22-28; 39:15-21

The Urim and Thummim placed in — Ex 28:30; Le 8:8

Worn as a memorial — Ex 28:29; Isa 49:16

Illustrative of the

Righteous judgment of Christ — Isa 59:17

Defence of righteousness — Eph 6:14

Defence of faith and love — 1Th 5:8

Brooks


Canaan abounded with — De 8:7

Often ran over pebbles — 1Sa 17:40; Job 22:24

Borders of, favourable to

Grass — 1Ki 18:5

Willows — Le 23:40; Job 40:22

Reeds — Isa 19:7

Abounded with fish — Isa 19:8

Afforded protection to a country — Isa 19:6

Mentioned in scripture

Arnon — Nu 21:14,15

Besor — 1Sa 30:9

Gaash — 2Sa 23:30; 1Ch 11:32

Cherith — 1Ki 17:3,5

Eshcol — Nu 13:23,24

Kidron — 2Sa 15:23; 1Ki 15:13; Joh 18:1

Kishon — 1Ki 18:40; Ps 83:9

Zered — De 2:13

Of the willows — Isa 15:7

Illustrative

Of wisdom — Pr 18:4

Of temporal abundance — Job 20:17

(Deceptive,) of false friends — Job 6:15

(Drinking of, by the way,) of help in distress — Ps 110:7

Burial


Probable origin of — Ge 4:9,10

Design of — Ge 23:3,4

Attended by

Family of the dead — Ge 50:5,6,8; Mt 8:21

Numbers of friends — Ge 50:7,9; 2Sa 3:31; Lu 7:12

Female friends — Mr 15:47; Lu 7:13

Hired mourners — Jer 9:17,18

Great lamentation at — Ge 50:10,11; 2Sa 3:31,32

Orations sometimes made at — 2Sa 3:33,34

The body was

Washed before — Ac 9:37

Anointed for — Mt 26:12

Wound in linen for — Joh 11:44; 19:40

Preserved with spices — Joh 19:39,40

Sometimes burned before — 1Sa 31:12

Carried on a bier to — 2Sa 3:31; Lu 7:14

Perfumes burned at — 2Ch 16:14; Jer 34:5

Antiquity of coffins for — Ge 50:26

Often took place immediately after death — Joh 11:17,39; Ac
5:6,10

Of persons embalmed, deferred for seventy days — Ge 50:3,4

Of persons hanged, always on the days of execution — De 21:23;
Joh 19:31

The right of all nations — Jdj 16:31; Joh 19:38

Of enemies, sometimes performed by the conquerors — 1Ki 11:15;
Eze 39:11-14

Of the friendless, a kind act — 2Sa 2:5

Places used for

Natural caves — Ge 23:19; Joh 11:38

Caves hewn out of rocks — Isa 22:16; Mt 27:60

Gardens — 2Ki 21:18,26; Joh 19:41

Under trees — Ge 35:8; 1Sa 31:13

Tops of the hills — Jos 24:33; 2Ki 23:16

Houses of the deceased — 1Sa 25:1; 1Ki 2:34

The city of David for the kings of Judah — 1Ki 2:10; 2Ch
21:20; 24:16

Antiquity of purchasing places for — Ge 23:7-16

Places of

Frequently prepared and pointed out during life — Ge 50:5; 2Ch
16:14; Mt 27:60

Members of a family interred in the same — Ge 25:10; 49:31;
2Sa 2:32

Held in high veneration — Ne 2:3,5

Provided for the common people — Jer 26:23

Provided for aliens and strangers — Mt 27:7

Visited by sorrowing friends — Joh 11:31

Pillars erected on — Ge 35:20

Tombs erected over — Mt 23:27-29

Sometimes had inscriptions — 2Ki 23:17

Sometimes not apparent — Lu 11:44

For criminals, marked by heaps — Jos 7:26

Were ceremonially unclean — Nu 19:16,18

Often desecrated by idolatry — Isa 65:3,4

The Jews anxious to be interred in their family places of — Ge
47:29-31; 49:29,30; 50:25; 2Sa 19:37

Followed by a feast — 2Sa 3:35; Jer 16:7,8; Ho 9:4

Privation of, considered a calamity — Ec 6:3

Privation of, threatened as a punishment — 2Ki 9:10; Jer 8:2;
16:4

An ignominious, compared to the burial of an ass — Jer 22:19

Illustrative of regeneration — Ro 6:4; Col 2:12

Burnt Offering, The


To be offered only to the Lord — Jdj 13:16

Specially acceptable — Ge 8:21; Le 1:9,13,17

The most ancient of all sacrifices — Ge 4:4; 8:20; 22:2,13; Job
1:5

Offered by the Jews before the law — Ex 10:25; 24:5

To be taken from

The flock or herd — Le 1:2

The fowls — Le 1:14

Was an atonement for sin — Le 9:7

Guilt transferred to, by imposition of hands — Le 1:4; Nu 8:12

Required to be

Killed, if a beast, by the person who brought it — Le 1:5,11

Killed, if a bird, by the priest — Le 1:15

For the people at large, killed and prepared by the Levites —
Eze 44:11

A male without blemish — Le 1:3; 22:19

Voluntary — Le 1:3; 22:18,19

Presented at the door of the tabernacle — Le 1:3; De
12:6,11,14

Offered by priests only — Le 1:9; Eze 44:15

Offered in righteousness — Ps 51:19

Entirely burned — Le 1:8,9,12,13; 6:9

Blood of, sprinkled round about upon the altar — Le 1:5,11

Blood of, sprinkled round about upon the altar — Le 1:5,11

If a bird, the blood was wrung out at the side of the altar —
Le 1:15

Ashes of, collected at foot of the altar, and conveyed without
the camp — Le 6:11

Skin of, given to the priests for clothing — Le 7:8; Ge 3:21

Was offered

Every morning and evening — Ex 29:38-42

Every sabbath day — Nu 28:9,10

The first day of every month — Nu 28:11

The seven days of unleavened bread — Nu 28:19,24

The day of atonement — Le 16:3,5; Nu 29:8

At consecration of Levites — Nu 8:12

At consecration priests — Le 9:2,12-14

At consecration of kings — 1Ch 29:21-23

At purification of women — Le 12:6

For Nazarites after defilement, or at the end of their vow —
Nu 6:11,14

For the healed leper — Le 14:13,19,20

At dedication of sacred places — Nu 7:15; 1Ki 8:64

After great mercies — 1Sa 6:14; 2Sa 24:22,25

Before going to war — 1Sa 7:9

With sounds of trumpets at feasts — Nu 10:10

The fat, &c of all peace offerings laid on, and consumed with
the daily — Le 3:5; 6:12

Of the wicked, not accepted by God — Isa 1:10,11; Jer 6:19,20;
Am 5:22

Obedience better than — 1Sa 15:22; Jer 7:21-23

Knowledge of God better than — Ho 6:6

Love of God better than — Mr 12:33

Abraham tried by the command to offer Isaac as — Ge 22:1-24

Incapable of removing sin, and reconciling to God — Ps 40:6;
50:8; Heb 10:6

The most costly, no adequate tribute to God — Isa 40:16; Ps
50:9-13

Guilt of unauthorised persons offering — 1Sa 13:12,13

Guilt of offering, except in the place appointed — Le 17:8,9

Of human victims execrated — De 12:31; 2Ki 3:27; Jer 7:31;
19:5

Illustrative of

The offering of Christ — Eph 5:2; Heb 10:8-10

Devotedness to God — Ro 12:1

Busy-Bodies


Fools are — Pr 20:3

The idle are — 2Th 3:11; 1Ti 5:13

Are mischievous tale-bearers — 1Ti 5:13

Bring mischief upon themselves — 2Ki 14:10; Pr 26:17

Christians must not be — 1Pe 4:15

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