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

Alphabetical Listings

Oak Tree, The

The hill of Bashan celebrated for — Isa 2:13

Described as

Strong. — Am 2:9

Thick spreading. — 2Sa 18:9; Eze 6:13

Casting its leaves in winter. — Isa 6:13

The people of Tyre made oars of — Eze 27:6

Idolaters often made idols of — Isa 44:14

The ancients often

Rested under. — Jdj 6:11,19; 1Ki 13:14

Buried their dead under. — Ge 35:8; 1Ch 10:12

Erected monuments under. — Jos 24:26

Performed idolatrous rites under. — Isa 1:29; 57:5; Eze 6:13;
Ho 4:13

Absalom in his flight intercepted by, and suspended from — 2Sa
18:9,10,14

Jacob buried his family idols under — Ge 35:4

Illustrative

Of the church. — Isa 6:13

Of strong and powerful men. — Am 2:9

Of wicked rulers. — Isa 2:13; Zec 11:2

(Fading,) of the wicked under judgments. — Isa 1:30

Oaths

The lawful purpose of, explained — Heb 6:16

Antiquity of — Ge 14:22; 24:3,8

Used for

Confirming covenants. — Ge 26:28; 31:44,53; 1Sa 20:16,17

Deciding controversies in courts of law. — Ex 22:11; Nu 5:19;
1Ki 8:31

Pledging allegiance to sovereigns. — 2Ki 11:4; Ec 8:2

Binding to performance of sacred duties. — Nu 30:2; 2Ch
15:14,15; Ne 10:29; Ps 132:2

Binding to performance of any particular act. — Ge 24:3,4;
50:25; Jos 2:12

Judicial from of administering — 1Ki 22:16; Mt 26:63

Often accompanied by raising up the hand — Ge 14:22; Da 12:7;
Re 10:5,6

Often accompanied by placing the hand under the thigh of the
person sworn to — Ge 24:2,9; 47:29

To be taken in fear and reverence — Ec 9:2

The Jews

Forbidden to take, in name of idols. — Jos 23:7

Forbidden to take in the name of any created thing. — Mt
5:34-36; Jas 5:12

Forbidden to take false. — Le 6:3; Zec 8:17

Forbidden to take rash, or unholy. — Le 5:4

To use God’s name alone in. — De 6:13; 10:20; Isa 65:16

To take, in truth, judgment, &c. — Jer 4:2

Generally respected the obligation of. — Jos 9:19,20; 2Sa 21:7;
Ps 15:4; Mt 14:9

Fell into many errors respecting. — Mt 23:16-22

Often guilty of rashly taking. — Jdj 21:7; Mt 14:7; 26:72

Often guilty of falsely taking. — Le 6:3; Jer 5:2; 7:9

Condemned for false. — Zec 5:4; Mal 3:5

Condemned for profane. — Jer 23:10; Ho 4:2

Instances of rash,

Joshua, &c. — Jos 9:15,16

Jephthah. — Jdj 11:30-36

Saul. — 1Sa 14:27,44

Herod. — Mt 14:7-9

The Jews who sought to kill Paul. — Ac 23:21

Custom of swearing by the life of the king — Ge 42:15,16

Expressions used as

By the fear of Isaac. — Ge 31:53

As the Lord liveth. — Jdj 8:19; Ru 3:13

The Lord do so to me, and more also. — Ru 1:17

God do so to thee, and more also. — 1Sa 3:17

By the Lord. — 2Sa 19:7; 1Ki 2:42

God do so to thee and more also. — 1Sa 3:17

Before God I lie not. — Ga 1:20

I call God for a record. — 2Co 1:23

God is witness. — 1Th 2:5

I charge you by the Lord. — 1Th 5:27

As thy soul liveth. — 1Sa 1:26; 25:26

God used, to show the immutability of his counsel — Ge 22:16;
Nu 14:28; 6:17

Obedience to God

Commanded — De 13:4

Without faith, is impossible — Heb 11:6

Includes

Obeying his voice. — Ex 19:5; Jer 7:23

Obeying his law. — De 11:27; Isa 42:24

Obeying Christ. — Ex 23:21; 2Co 10:5

Obeying the gospel. — Ro 1:5; 6:17; 10:16,17

Keeping his commandments. — Ec 12:13

Submission to higher powers. — Ro 13:1

Better than sacrifice — 1Sa 15:22

Justification obtained by that of Christ — Ro 5:19

Christ, an example of — Mt 3:15; Joh 15:20; Php 2:5-8; Heb 5:8

Angles engaged in — Ps 103:20

A characteristic of saints — 1Pe 1:14

Saints elected to — 1Pe 1:2

Obligations to — Ac 4:19,20; 5:29

Exhortations to — Jer 26:13; 38:20

Should be

From the heart. — De 11:13; Ro 6:17

With willingness. — Ps 18:44; Isa 1:19

Unreserved. — Jos 22:2,3

Undeviating. — De 28:14

Constant. — Php 2:12

Resolve upon — Ex 24:7; Jos 24:24

Confess your failure in — Da 9:10

Prepare the heart for — 1Sa 7:3; Ezr 7:10

Pray to be taught — Ps 119:35; 143:10

Promises to — Ex 23:22; 1Sa 12:14; Isa 1:19; Jer 7:23

To be universal in the latter days — Da 7:27

Blessedness of — De 11:27; 28:1-13; Lu 11:28; Jas 1:25

The wicked refuse — Ex 5:2; Ne 9:17

Punishment of refusing — De 11:28; 28:15-68; Jos 5:6; Isa 1:20

Exemplified

Noah. — Ge 6:22

Abram. — Ge 12:1-4; Heb 11:8; Ge 22:3,12

Israelites. — Ex 12:28; 24:7

Caleb &c. — Nu 32:12

Asa. — 1Ki 15:11

Elijah. — 1Ki 17:5

Hezekiah. — 2Ki 18:6

Josiah. — 2Ki 22:2

David. — Ps 119:106

Zerubbabel. — Hag 1:12

Joseph. — Mt 1:24

Wise men. — Mt 2:12

Zacharias &c. — Lu 1:6

Paul. — Ac 26:19

Saints of Rome. — Ro 16:19

Offence

Occasions of, must arrive — Mt 18:7

Occasions of, forbidden — 1Co 10:32; 2Co 6:3

Persecution, a cause of, to mere professors — Mt 13:21; 24:10;
26:31

The wicked take, at

The low station of Christ. — Isa 53:1-3; Mt 13:54-57

Christ, as the corner-stone. — Isa 8:14; Ro 9:33; 1Pe 2:8

Christ, as the bread of life. — Joh 6:58-61

Christ crucified. — 1Co 1:23; Ga 5:11

The righteousness of faith. — Ro 9:32

The necessity of inward purity. — Mt 15:11,12

Blessedness of not taking, at Christ — Mt 11:6

Saints warned against taking — Joh 16:1

Saints should

Be without. — Php 1:10

Be cautious of giving. — Ps 73:15; Ro 14:13; 1Co 8:9

Have a conscience void of. — Ac 24:16

Cut off what causes, to themselves. — Mt 5:29,30; Mr 9:43-47

Not let their liberty occasion, to others. — 1Co 8:9

Use self-denial rather than occasion. — Ro 14:21; 1Co 8:13

Avoid those who cause. — Ro 16:17

Reprove those who cause. — Ex 32:21; 1Sa 2:24

Ministers should

Be cautious of giving. — 2Co 6:3

Remove that which causes. — Isa 57:14

All things that cause, shall be gathered out of Christ’s kingdom
— Mt 13:41

Denunciation against those who cause — Mt 18:7; Mr 9:42

Punishment for occasioning — Eze 44:12; Mal 2:8,9; Mt 18:6,7

Exemplified

Aaron. — Ex 32:2-6

Balaam, &c. — Nu 31:16; Re 2:14

Gideon. — Jdj 8:27

Sons of Eli. — 1Sa 2:12-17

Jeroboam. — 1Ki 12:26-30

Old prophet. — 1Ki 13:18-26

Priests. — Mal 2:8

Peter. — Mt 16:23

Offences Against the Holy Spirit

Exhortations against — Eph 4:30; 1Th 5:19

Exhibited in

Tempting him. — Ac 5:9

Vexing him. — Isa 63:10

Grieving him. — Eph 4:30

Quenching him. — 1Th 5:19

Lying to him. — Ac 5:3,4

Resisting him. — Ac 7:51

Undervaluing His gifts. — Ac 8:19,20

Danger of trifling with the Holy Spirit. — Heb 6:4-6

Doing despite to him. — Heb 10:29

Disregarding His testimony. — Ne 9:30

Blasphemy against him, unpardonable — Mt 12:31,32; 1Jo 5:16

Offerings

To be made to God alone — Ex 22:20; Jdj 13:16

Antiquity of — Ge 4:3,4

Different kinds of

Burnt. — Le 1:3-17; Ps 66:15

Sin. — Le 4:3-35; 6:25; 10:17

Trespass. — Le 5:16-19; 6:6; 7:1

Peace. — Le 3:1-17; 7:11

Heave. — Ex 29:27,28; 7:14; Nu 15:19

Wave. — Ex 29:26; Le 7:30

Meat. — Le 2:1-16; Nu 15:4

Drink. — Ge 35:14; Ex 29:40; Nu 15:5

Thank. — Le 7:12; 22:29; Ps 50:14

Free-will. — Le 23:38; De 16:10; 23:23

Incense. — Ex 30:8; Mal 1:11; Lu 1:9

First-fruits. — Ex 22:29; De 18:4

Tithe. — Le 27:30; Nu 18:21; De 14:22

Gifts. — Ex 35:22; Nu 7:2-88

Jealousy. — Nu 5:15

Personal, for redemption. — Ex 30:13,15

Declared to be most holy — Nu 18:9

Required to be

Perfect. — Le 22:21

The best of their kind. — Mal 1:14

Offered willingly. — Le 22:19

Offered in righteous. — Mal 3:3

Offered in love and charity. — Mt 5:23,24

Brought in a clean vessel. — Isa 66:20

Brought to the place appointed of God. — De 12:6; Ps 27:6; Heb
9:9

Laid before the altar. — Mt 5:23,24

Presented by the priest. — Heb 5:1

Brought without delay. — Ex 22:29,30

Unacceptable, without gratitude — Ps 50:8,14

Could not make the offerer perfect — Heb 9:9

Things forbidden as

The price of fornication. — De 23:18

The price of a dog. — De 23:18

Whatever was blemished. — Le 22:20

Whatever was imperfect. — Le 22:24

Whatever was unclean. — Le 27:11,27

Laid up in the temple — 2Ch 31:12; Ne 10:37

Hezekiah prepared chambers for — 2Ch 31:11

The Jews often

Slow in presenting. — Ne 13:10-12

Defrauded God of. — Mal 3:8

Gave the worst they had as. — Mal 1:8,13

Rejected in, because of sin. — Isa 1:13; Mal 1:10

Abhorred, on account of the sins of the priests. — 1Sa 2:17

Presented to idols. — Eze 20:28

Made by strangers, to be the same as by the Jews — Nu 15:14-16

Many offences under the law, beyond the efficacy of — 1Sa 3:14;
Ps 51:16

Illustrative of

Christ’s offering of himself. — Eph 5:2

The conversion of the Gentiles. — Ro 15:16

The conversion of the Jews. — Isa 66:20

Oil

Given by God — Ps 104:14,15; Jer 31:12; Joe 2:19,24

Comes form the earth — Ps 104:14,15; Ho 2:22

Kinds of, mentioned

Olive. — Ex 30:24; Le 24:2

Myrrh. — Es 2:12

Extracted by presses — Hag 2:16; Mic 6:15

The poor employed in extracted — Job 24:11

Canaan abounded in — De 8:8

Described as

Soft. — Ps 55:21

Smooth. — Pr 5:3

Penetrating. — Ps 109:18

Healing. — Isa 1:6; Lu 10:34

The ointments of the Jews made of perfumes mixed with — Ex
30:23-25; Joh 12:3

Jews often extravagant in the use of — Pr 21:17

Was tithable by the law — De 12:17

First-fruits of, given to God — De 18:4; 2Ch 31:5; Ne 10:37

Used

For food. — 1Ki 17:12; Eze 16:13

For anointing the person. — Ps 23:5; 104:15; Lu 7:46

For anointing to offices of trust. — Ex 29:7; 1Sa 10:1; 1Ki
19:16

For anointing the sick. — Mr 6:13; Jas 5:14

In God’s worship. — Le 7:10; Nu 15:4-10

In idolatrous worship. — Ho 2:5,8

For lamps. — Ex 25:6; 27:20; Mt 25:3

When fresh especially esteemed — Ps 92:10

Dealing in, a trade — 2Ki 4:7

Exported — 1Ki 5:11; Eze 27:17; Ho 12:1

Sold by measure — 1Ki 5:11; Lu 16:6

Kept in

Boxes. — 2Ki 9:1

Horns. — 1Ki 1:39

Pots. — 2Ki 4:2

Cruises. — 1Ki 17:12

Cellars. — 1Ch 27:28

Storehouses. — 2Ch 32:28

Stores of, laid up in fortified cities — 2Ch 11:11

Failure of, a severe calamity — Hag 1:11

Miraculous increase of — 2Ki 4:2-6

Illustrative of

The unction of the Holy Spirit. — Ps 45:7; 89:20; Zec 4:12

The consolation of the gospel. — Isa 61:3

Kind reproof. — Ps 141:5

Olive Tree, The

Often grew wild — Ro 11:17

Cultivated

In olive yards. — 1Sa 8:14; Ne 5:11

Among rocks. — De 32:13

On the sides of mountains. — Mt 21:1

Canaan abounded in — De 6:11; 8:8

Assyria abounded in — 2Ki 18:32

Kings of Israel largely cultivated — 1Ch 27:28

Described as

Green. — Jer 11:16

Fair and beautiful. — Jer 11:16; Ho 14:6

Fat and unctuous. — Jdj 9:9; Ro 11:17

Bearing goodly fruit. — Jer 11:16; Jas 3:12

Grafting of, alluded to — Ro 11:24

Pruning of, alluded to — Ro 11:18,19

Often cast its flowers — Job 15:33

Often cast its fruit — De 28:40

Often suffered from caterpillars — Am 4:9

Good for the service of God and man — Jdj 9:9

Oil procured from — Ex 27:20; De 8:8

Used for making

The cherubim in the temple. — 1Ki 6:23

The doors and posts of the temple. — 1Ki 6:31-33

Booths at feast of tabernacles. — Ne 8:15

Beaten to remove the fruit — De 24:20

Shaken when fully ripe — Isa 17:6

Gleaning of, left for the poor — De 24:20

Fruit of, during sabbatical year left for the poor, &c — Ex
23:11

The fruit of, trodden in presses to extract the oil — Mic 6:15;
Hag 2:16

Failure of, a great calamity — Hab 3:17,18

Illustrative

Of Christ. — Ro 11:17,24; Zec 4:3,12

Of the Jewish church. — Jer 11:16

Of the righteous. — Ps 52:8; Ho 14:6

Of children of pious parents. — Ps 128:3

Of the two witnesses. — Re 11:3,4

(When wild,) of the Gentiles. — Ro 11:17,24

(Gleaning of,) of the remnant of grace. — Isa 17:6; 24:13

Probably origin of its being the emblem of peace. — Ge 8:11

Ostrich, The

Unclean and unfit for food — Le 11:13

Furnished with wings and feathers — Job 39:13

Lays her eggs in the sand — Job 39:14

Described as

Void of wisdom. — Job 39:17

Imprudent. — Job 39:15

Cruel to her young. — Job 39:16

Rapid in movement. — Job 39:18

Illustrative

Of the unnatural cruelty of the Jews in their calamities. — La
4:3

(Companionship with,) of extreme desolation. — Job 30:29

Owl, The

Varieties of — Le 11:16,17; De 14:15,16

Unclean and not to be eaten — Le 11:13,16

Described as

Mournful in voice. — Mic 1:8

Solitary in disposition. — Ps 102:6

Careful of its young. — Isa 34:15

Inhabits deserted cities and houses — Isa 13:21; 34:11-14; Jer
50:39

Illustrative of mourners — Ps 102:6

Ox, The

Often found wild — De 14:5

Includes the

Bull. — Ge 32:15; Job 21:10

Bullock. — Ps 50:9; Jer 46:21

Cow. — Nu 18:17; Job 21:10

Heifer. — Ge 15:9; Nu 19:2

Was clean and fit for food — De 14:4

Described as

Strong. — Ps 144:14; Pr 14:4

Beautiful. — Jer 46:20; Ho 10:11

Not without sagacity. — Isa 1:3

Horns and hoofs of, alluded to — Ps 69:31

Lowing of, alluded to — 1Sa 15:14; Job 6:5

Was fed

With grass. — Job 40:15; Ps 106:20; Da 4:25

With corn. — Isa 30:24

With straw. — Isa 11:7

On the hills. — Isa 7:25

In the valleys. — 1Ch 27:29; Isa 65:10

In stalls. — Hab 3:17

Rapid manner of collecting its food alluded to — Nu 22:4

Formed a part of the patriarchal wealth — Ge 13:2,5; 26:14; Job
1:3

Formed a part of the wealth of Israel in Egypt — Ge 50:8; Ex
10:9; 12:32

Formed a part of the wealth of the Jews — Nu 32:4; Ps 144:14

Required great care and attention — Pr 27:23

Herdmen appointed over — Ge 13:7; 1Sa 21:7

Urged on by the goad — Jdj 3:31

Used for

Drawing wagons &c. — Nu 7:3; 1Sa 6:7

Carrying burdens. — 1Ch 12:40

Ploughing. — 1Ki 19:19; Job 1:14; Am 6:12

Earing the ground. — Isa 30:24; 32:20

Treading out the corn. — Ho 10:11

Sacrifice. — Ex 20:24; 2Sa 24:22

Food. — 1Ki 1:9; 19:21; 2Ch 18:2

Often stall-fed for slaughter — Pr 15:17

Goes to the slaughter unconscious — Pr 7:22

Young of, considered a great delicacy — Ge 18:7; Am 6:4

Male firstlings of, belonged to God — Ex 34:19

Tithe of, given to the priests — 2Ch 31:6

Laws respecting

To rest on the Sabbath. — Ex 23:12; De 5:14

Not to be yoked with an ass in the same plough. — De 22:10

Not to be muzzled when treading out the corn. — De 25:4; 1Co
9:9

If stolen to be restored double. — Ex 22:4

Of others not to be coveted. — Ex 20:17; De 5:21

Of others if lost or hurt through neglect, to be made good. —
Ex 22:9-13

Killing a man, to be stoned. — Ex 21:28-32

Mode of reparation for one, killing another. — Ex 21:35,36

Straying to be brought back to its owner. — Ex 23:4; De 22:1,2

Fallen under its burden to be raised up again. — De 22:4

Fat of, not to be eaten. — Le 7:23

Increase of, promised — De 7:13; 28:4

Publicly sold — 2Sa 24:24; Lu 14:19

Often given as a present — Ge 12:16; 20:14

The wicked often took, in pledge from the poor — Job 24:3

Custom of sending the pieces of, to collect the people to war —
1Sa 11:7

Sea of brass rested on figures of — 1Ki 7:25

Illustrative

(Engaged in husbandry,) of Ministers. — Isa 30:24; 32:20

(Not muzzled in treading corn,) of Minister’s right to support.
— 1Co 9:9,10

(Prepared for a feast,) of the provision of the gospel. — Pr
9:2; Mt 22:4

(Led to slaughter,) of a rash youth. — Pr 7:22

(Led to slaughter,) of saints under persecution. — Jer 11:19

(Stall fed,) of sumptuous living. — Pr 15:17

Bull or bullock illustrative

Of fierce enemies. — Ps 22:12; 68:30

(Firstling of,) of the glory of Joseph. — De 33:17

(In a net,) of the impatient under judgment. — Isa 51:20

(Fatted,) of greedy mercenaries. — Jer 46:21

(Unaccustomed to the yoke,) of intractable sinners. — Jer
31:18

Kine illustrative

Of proud and wealthy rules. — Am 4:1

(well favoured,) of years of plenty. — Ge 41:2,26,29

(Lean,) of years of scarcity. — Ge 41:3; 27:30

Heifer illustrative

Of a beloved wife. — Jdj 14:18

(Sliding back,) of backsliding Israel. — Ho 4:16

(Taught, &c) of Israel’s fondness for ease in preference to
obedience. — Ho 10:11

(Of three years old,) of Moab in affliction. — Isa 15:5; Jer
48:34

(Fair,) of the beauty and wealth of Egypt. — Jer 46:20

(At grass,) of the luxurious Chaldees. — Jer 50:11

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