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

Alphabetical Listings

Sabbath, The

Instituted by God — Ge 2:3

Grounds of its institution — Ge 2:2,3; Ex 20:11

The seventh day observed as — Ex 20:9-11

Made for man — Mr 2:27

God

Blessed. — Ge 2:3; Ex 20:11

Sanctified. — Ge 2:3; Ex 31:15

Hallowed. — Ex 20:11

Commanded, to be kept. — Le 19:3,30

Commanded to be sanctified. — Ex 20:8

Will have his goodness commemorated in the observance of. — De
5:15

Shows favour in appointing. — Ne 9:14

Shows considerate kindness in appointing. — Ex 23:12

A sign of the covenant — Ex 31:13,17

A type of the heavenly rest — Heb 4:4,9

Christ

Is Lord of. — Mr 2:28

Was accustomed to observe. — Lu 4:16

Taught on. — Lu 4:31; 6:6

Servants and cattle should be allowed to rest upon — Ex 20:10;
De 5:14

No manner of work to be done on — Ex 20:10; Le 23:3

No purchases to be made on — Ne 10:31; 13:15-17

No burdens to be carried on — Ne 13:19; Jer 17:21

Divine worship to be celebrated on — Eze 46:3; Ac 16:13

The Scriptures to be read on — Ac 13:27; 15:21

The word of God to be preached on — Ac 13:14,15,44; 17:2; 18:4

Works connected with religious service lawful on — Nu 28:9; Mt
12:5; Joh 7:23

Works of mercy lawful on — Mt 12:12; 13:16; Joh 9:14

Necessary wants may be supplied — Mt 12:1; Lu 13:15; 14:1

Called

The Sabbath of the Lord. — Ex 20:10; Le 23:3; De 5:14

The Sabbath of rest. — Ex 31:15

The rest of the holy Sabbath. — Ex 16:23

God’s holy Day. — Isa 58:13

The Lord’s day. — Re 1:10

First day of the week kept as, by the church — Joh 20:26; Ac
20:7; 1Co 16:2

Saints

Observe. — Ne 13:22

Honour God in observing. — Isa 58:13

Rejoice in. — Ps 118:24; Isa 58:13

Rejoice in. — Ps 118:24; Isa 58:13

Testify against those who desecrate. — Ne 13:15,20,21

Observance of, to be perpetual — Ex 31:16,17; Mt 5:17,18

Blessedness of honouring — Isa 58:13,14

Blessedness of keeping — Isa 56:2,6

Denunciations against those who profane — Neh 13:18; Jer 17:27

Punishment of those who profane — Ex 31:14,15; Nu 15:32-36

The wicked

Mock at. — La 1:7

Pollute. — Isa 56:2; Eze 20:13,16

Profane. — Ne 13:17; Eze 22:8

Wearied by. — Am 8:5

Hide their eyes from. — Eze 22:26

Do their own pleasure on. — Isa 58:13

Bear burdens on. — Ne 13:15

Work on. — Ne 13:15

Traffic on. — Ne 10:31; 13:15,16

Sometimes pretend to zealous for. — Lu 13:14; Joh 9:16

May be judicially deprived of. — La 2:6; Ho 2:11

Honouring of — Exemplified

Moses. — Nu 15:32-34

Nehemiah. — Ne 13:15,21

The women. — Lu 23:56

Paul. — Ac 13:14

Disciples. — Ac 16:13

John. — Re 1:10

Dishonouring of — Exemplified

Gatherers of manna. — Ex 16:27

Gatherers of sticks. — Nu 15:32

Men of Tyre. — Ne 13:16

Inhabitants of Jerusalem. — Jer 17:21-23

Made of coarse hair — Mt 3:4; Re 6:12

Rough and unsightly — Zec 13:4

Of a black colour — Re 6:12

Was worn

By God’s prophets. — 2Ki 1:8; Isa 20:2; Mt 3:4; Re 11:3

By persons in affliction. — Ne 9:1; Ps 69:11; Jon 3:5

Girt about the loins. — Ge 37:34; 1Ki 20:31

Frequently next the skin in deep afflictions. — 1Ki 21:27; 2Ki
6:30; Job 16:15

Often over the whole person. — 2Ki 19:1,2

With ashes on the head. — Es 4:1

Often with ropes on the head. — 1Ki 20:31

In the streets. — Isa 15:3

At funerals. — 2Sa 3:31

The Jews lay in, when in deep affliction — 2Sa 21:10; 1Ki
21:27; Joe 1:13

No one clothed in, allowed into the palaces of kings — Es 4:2

Illustrative

(Girding with,) of heavy afflictions. — Isa 3:24; 22:12; 32:11

(Covering the heavens with,) of severe judgments. — Isa 50:3

(Heavens becoming as,) of severe judgments. — Re 6:12

(Putting of,) of joy and gladness. — Ps 30:11

Sacrifices

Divine institution of — Ge 3:21; 1:29; 9:3; 4:4,5; Heb 11:4

To be offered to God alone — Ex 22:20; Jdj 13:16; 2Ki 17:36

When offered to God, an acknowledgement of his being the supreme
God — 2Ki 5:17; Jon 1:16

Consisted of

Clean animals or bloody sacrifices. — Ge 8:20

The fruits of the earth or sacrifices without blood. — Ge 4:4;
Le 2:1

Always offered upon altars — Ex 20:24

The offering of, an acknowledgment of sin — Heb 10:3

Were offered

From the earliest age. — Ge 4:3,4

By the patriarchs. — Ge 22:2,13; 31:54; 46:1; Job 1:5

After the departure of Israel from Egypt. — Ex 5:3,17; 18:12;
24:5

Under the Mosaic age. — Le 1:1-7:38; Heb 10:1-3

Daily. — Ex 29:38,39; Nu 28:3,4

Weekly. — Nu 28:9,10

Monthly. — Nu 28:11

Yearly. — Le 16:3; 1Sa 1:3,21; 20:6

At all the feasts. — Nu 10:10

For the whole nation. — Le 16:15-30; 1Ch 29:21

For individuals. — Le 1:2; 17:8

In faith of a coming Saviour. — Heb 11:4,17,28

Required to be perfect and without blemish — Le 22:19; De
15:21; 17:1; Mal 1:8,14

Generally the best of their kind — Ge 4:4; 1Sa 15:22; Ps 66:15;
Isa 1:11

Different kinds of

Burnt offering wholly consumed by fire. — Le 1:1-17; 1Ki 18:38

Sin offering for sins of ignorance. — Le 4:1-35

Trespass offering for intentional sins. — Le 6:1-7; 7:1-7

Peace offering. — Le 3:1-17

To be brought to the place appointed by God — De 12:6; 2Ch
7:12

Were bound to the horns of the altar — Ps 118:27

Were salted with salt — Le 2:13; Mr 9:49

Often consumed by fire from heaven — Le 9:24; 1Ki 18:38; 2Ch
7:1

When bloody, accompanied with meat and drink offering — Nu
15:3-12

No leaven offered with, except for — Ex 23:18; Le 7:13

Fat of, not to remain until morning — Ex 23:8

The priests

Appointed to offer. — 1Sa 2:28; Eze 44:11,15; Heb 5:1; 8:3

Had a portion of, and lived by. — Ex 29:27,28; De 18:3; Jos
13:14; 1Co 9:13

Were typical of Christ’s sacrifice — 1Co 5:7; Eph 5:2; Heb
10:1,11,12

Were accepted when offered in sincerity and faith — Ge 4:4; Heb
11:4; Ge 8:21

Imparted a legal purification — Heb 9:13,22

Could not take away sin — Ps 40:6; Heb 9:9; 10:1-11

Without obedience, worthless — 1Sa 15:22; Pr 21:3; Mr 12:33

The covenants of God confirmed by — Ge 15:9-17; Ex 24:5-8; Heb
9:19,20; Ps 50:5

The Jews

Condemned for not treating with respect. — 1Sa 2:29; Mal 1:12

Condemned for bringing defective and blemished. — Mal 1:13,14

Condemned for not offering. — Isa 43:23,24

Unaccepted in, on account of sin. — Isa 1:11,15; 66:3; Ho 8:13

Condemned for offering, to idols. — 2Ch 34:25; Isa 65:3,7; Eze
20:28,31

Offered to false gods, are offered to devils — Le 17:7; De
32:17; Ps 106:37; 1Co 10:20

On great occasions, very numerous — 2Ch 5:6; 7:5

For public use often provided by the state — 2Ch 31:3

Illustrative of

Prayer. — Ps 141:2

Thanksgiving. — Ps 27:6; 107:22; 116:17; Heb 13:15

Devotedness. — Ro 12:1; Php 2:17

Benevolence. — Php 4:18; Heb 13:16

Righteousness. — Ps 4:5; 51:19

A broken spirit. — Ps 51:17

Martyrdom. — Php 2:7; 2Ti 4:6

Sadducees, The

A sect of the Jews — Ac 5:17

Denied the resurrection and a future stated — Mt 22:23; Lu
20:27

The resurrection a cause of dispute between them and the
Pharisees — Ac 23:6-9

Were refused baptism by John — Mt 3:7

Christ

Tempted by. — Mt 16:1

Cautioned his disciples against their principles. — Mt
16:6,11,12

Vindicated the resurrection against. — Mt 22:24-32; Mr
12:19-27

Silenced. — Mt 22:34

Persecuted the Christians — Ac 4:1; 5:17,18,40

Saints, Compared To

The sun — Jdj 5:31; Mt 13:43

Stars — Da 12:3

Lights — Mt 5:14; Php 2:15

Mount Zion — Ps 125:1,2

Lebanon — Ho 14:5-7

Treasure — Ex 19:5; Ps 135:4

Jewels — Mal 3:17

Gold — Job 23:10; La 4:2

Vessels of gold and silver — 2Ti 2:20

Stones of a crown — Zec 9:16

Lively stones — 1Pe 2:5

Babes — Mt 11:25; 1Pe 2:2

Little children — Mt 18:3; 1Co 14:20

Obedient children — 1Pe 1:14

Members of the body — 1Co 12:20,27

Soldiers — 2Ti 2:3,4

Runners of the body — 1Co 12:20,27

Soldiers — 2Ti 2:3,4

Runners in a race — 1Co 9:24; Heb 12:1

Wrestlers — 2Ti 2:5

Good servants — Mt 25:21

Strangers and pilgrims — 1Pe 2:11

Sheep — Ps 78:52; Mt 25:33; Joh 10:4

Lambs — Isa 40:11; Joh 21:15

Calves of the stall — Mal 4:2

Lions — Pr 28:1; Mic 5:8

Eagles — Ps 103:5; Isa 40:31

Doves — Ps 68:13; Isa 60:8

Thirsting deer — Ps 42:1

Good fishes — Mt 13:48

Dew and showers — Mic 5:7

Watered gardens — Isa 58:11

Unfailing springs — Isa 58:11

Vines — Song 6:11; Ho 14:7

Branches of a vine — Joh 15:2,4,5

Pomegranates — Song 4:13

Good figs — Jer 24:2-7

Lilies — Song 2:2; Ho 14:5

Willows by the water courses — Isa 44:4

Trees planted by rivers — Ps 1:3

Cedars in Lebanon — Ps 92:12

Palm trees — Ps 92:12

Green olive trees — Ps 52:8; Ho 14:6

Fruitful trees — Ps 1:3; Jer 17:8

Corn — Ho 14:7

Wheat — Mt 3:12; 13:29,30

Salt — Mt 5:13

Salt

Characterised as good and useful — Mr 9:50

Used For

Seasoning food. — Job 6:6

Seasoning sacrifices. — Le 2:13; Eze 43:24

Ratifying covenants. — Nu 18:19; 2Ch 13:5

Strengthening new-born infants. — Eze 16:4

Partaking of another’s a bond of friendship — Ezr 4:14

Lost its savour when exposed to the air — Mt 5:13; Mr 9:50

Often found

In pits. — Jos 11:8; Zep 2:9

In springs. — Jas 3:12

Near the Dead Sea. — Nu 34:12; De 3:17

Places where it abounded barren and unfruitful — Jer 17:6; Eze
47:11

The valley of, celebrated for victories — 2Sa 8:13; 2Ki 14:7;
1Ch 18:12

Miracles connected with

Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of. — Ge 19:26

Elisha healed the bad water with. — 1Ki 2:21

Places sown with, to denote perpetual desolation — Jdj 9:45

Liberally afforded to the Jews after the captivity — Ezr 6:9;
7:22

Illustrative

Of saints. — Mt 5:13

Of grace in the heart. — Mr 9:50

Of wisdom in speech. — Col 4:6

(Without savour,) of graceless professors. — Mt 5:13; Mr 9:50

(Pits of,) of desolation. — Zep 2:9

(Salted with fire,) of preparation of the wicked for
destruction. — Mr 9:49

Salutations

Antiquity of — Ge 18:2; 19:1

Were given

By brethren to each other. — 1Sa 17:22

By inferiors to their superiors. — Ge 47:7

By superiors to inferiors. — 1Sa 30:21

By all passers-by. — 1Sa 10:3,4; Ps 129:8

On entering a house. — Jdj 18:15; Mt 10:12; Lu 1:40,41,44

Often sent through messengers — 1Sa 25:5,14; 2Sa 8:10

Often sent by letter — Ro 16:21-23; 1Co 16:21; Col 4:18; 2Th
3:17

Denied to persons of bad character — 2Jo 1:10

Persons in haste excused from giving or receiving — 2Ki 4:29;
Lu 10:24

Expressions used as

Peace be with thee. — Jdj 19:20

Peace to thee, and peace to thine house, and peace to all that
thou hast. — 1Sa 25:6

Peace be to this house. — Lu 10:5

The Lord be with you. — Ru 2:4

The Lord bless thee. — Ru 2:4

The blessing of the Lord be upon you, we bless you in the name
of the Lord. — Ps 129:8

Blessed be thou of the Lord. — 1Sa 15:13

God be gracious to thee. — Ge 43:29

Art thou in health?. — 2Sa 20:9

Hail. — Mt 26:49; Lu 1:28

All hail. — Mt 28:9

Often perfidious — 2Sa 20:9; Mt 26:49

Given to Christ in derision — Mt 27:29; 15:18

Often accompanied by

Falling on the neck and kissing. — Ge 33:4; 45:14,15; Lu 15:20

Laying hold of the bear with the right hand. — 2Sa 20:9

Bowing frequently to the ground. — Ge 33:3

Embracing and kissing the feet. — Mt 28:9; Lu 7:38,45

Touching the hem of the garment. — Mt 14:36

Falling prostrate on the ground. — Es 8:3; Mt 2:11; Lu 8:41

Kissing the dust. — Ps 72:9; Isa 49:23

The Jews condemned for giving, only to their countrymen — Mt
5:47

The Pharisees condemned for seeking, in public — Mt 23:7; Mr
12:38

Salvation

Is of God — Ps 3:8; 37:39; Jer 3:23

Is of the purpose of God — 2Ti 1:9

Is of the appointment of God — 1Th 5:9

God is willing to give — 1Ti 2:4

Is by Christ — Isa 63:9; Eph 5:23

Is by Christ alone — Isa 45:21,22; 59:16; Ac 4:12

Announced after the fall — Ge 3:15

Of Israel, predicted — Isa 35:4; 45:17; Zec 9:16; Ro 11:26

Of the Gentiles, predicted — Isa 45:22; 49:6; 52:10

Revealed in the gospel — Eph 1:13; 2Ti 1:10

Came to the Gentiles through the fall of the Jews — Ro 11:11

Christ

The Captain of. — Heb 2:10

The Author of. — Heb 5:9

Appointed for. — Isa 49:6

Raised up for. — Lu 1:69

Has. — Zec 9:9

Brings, with him. — Isa 62:11; Lu 19:9

Mighty to effect. — Isa 63:1; Heb 7:25

Came to effect. — Mt 18:11; 1Ti 1:15

Died to effect. — Joh 3:14,15; Ga 1:4

Exalted to give. — Ac 5:31

Is not by works — Ro 11:6; Eph 2:9; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 3:5

Is of grace — Eph 2:5,8; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 2:11

Is of love — Ro 5:8; 1Jo 4:9,10

Is of mercy — Ps 6:4; Tit 3:5

Is of the long-suffering of God — 2Pe 3:15

Is through faith in Christ — Mr 16:16; Ac 16:31; Ro 10:9; Eph
2:8; 1Pe 1:5

Reconciliation to God, a pledge of — Ro 5:10

Is deliverance from

Sin. — Mt 1:21; 1Jo 3:5

Uncleanness. — Eze 36:29

The devil. — Col 2:15; Heb 2:14,15

Wrath. — Ro 5:9; 1Th 1:10

This present evil world. — Ga 1:4

Enemies. — Lu 1:71,74

Eternal death. — Joh 3:16,17

Confession of Christ necessary to — Ro 10:10

Regeneration necessary to — Joh 3:3

Final perseverance necessary to — Mt 10:22

Described as

Great. — Heb 2:3

Glorious. — 2Ti 2:10

Common. — Jude 1:3

From generation to generation. — Isa 51:8

To the uttermost. — Heb 7:25

Eternal. — Isa 45:17; 51:6; Heb 5:9

Searched into and exhibited by the prophets — 1Pe 1:10

The gospel is the power of God to — Ro 1:16; 1Co 1:18

Preaching the word is the appointed means of — 1Co 1:21

The Scriptures are able to make wise to — 2Ti 3:15; Jas 1:21

Now is the day of — Isa 49:8; 2Co 6:2

From sin, to be worked out with fear and trembling — Php 2:12

Saints

Chosen to. — 2Th 2:13; 2Ti 1:9

Appointed to obtain. — 1Th 5:9

Are heirs of. — Heb 1:14

Have, through grace. — Ac 15:11

Have a token of, in their patient suffering for Christ. — Php
1:28,29

Kept by the power of God to. — 1Pe 1:5

Beautified with. — Ps 149:4

Clothed with. — Isa 61:10

Satisfied by. — Lu 2:30

Love. — Ps 40:16

Hope for. — La 3:26; Ro 8:24

Wait for. — Ge 49:18; La 3:26

Long for. — Ps 119:81,174

Earnestly look for. — Ps 119:123

Daily approach nearer to. — Ro 13:11

Receive, as the end of their faith. — 1Pe 1:9

Welcome the tidings of. — Isa 52:7; Ro 10:15

Pray to be visited with. — Ps 85:7; 106:4; 119:41

Pray for the assurance of. — Ps 35:3

Pray for a joyful sense of. — Ps 51:12

Evidence, by works. — Heb 6:9,10

Ascribe, to God. — Ps 25:5; Isa 12:2

Praise God for. — 1Ch 16:23; Ps 96:2

Commemorate, with thanks. — Ps 116:12

Rejoice in. — Ps 9:14; 21:1; Isa 25:9

Glory in. — 1Co 1:31; Ga 6:14

Declare. — Ps 40:10; 71:15

Godly sorrow works repentance to — 2Co 7:10

All the earth shall see — Isa 52:10; Lu 3:6

Ministers

Give the knowledge of. — Lu 1:77

Show the way of. — Ac 16:17

Should exhort to. — Eze 3:18,19; Ac 2:40

Should labour to lead others to. — Ro 11:14

Should be clothed in. — 2Ch 6:41; Ps 132:16

Should use self-denial to lead others to. — 1Co 9:22

Should endure suffering that the elect may obtain. — 2Ti 2:10

Are a sweet savour of Christ to God, in those who obtain. — 2Co
2:15

The heavenly host ascribe, to God — Re 7:10; 19:1

Sought in vain from

Idols. — Isa 45:20; Jer 2:28

Earthly power. — Jer 3:23

No escape for those who neglect — Heb 2:3

Is far off from the wicked — Ps 119:155; Isa 59:11

Illustrated by

A rock. — De 32:15; 2Sa 22:47; Ps 95:1

A horn. — Ps 18:2; Lu 1:69

A tower. — 2Sa 22:51

A helmet. — Isa 59:17; Eph 6:17

A shield. — 2Sa 22:36

A lamp. — Isa 62:1

A cup. — Ps 116:13

Clothing. — 2Ch 6:41; Ps 132:16; 149:4; Isa 61:10

Wells. — Isa 12:3

Walls and bulwarks. — Isa 26:1; 60:18

Chariots. — Hab 3:8

A victory. — 1Co 15:57

Typified — Nu 21:4-9; Joh 3:14,15

Samaria, Ancient

The territory of Ephraim and Manasseh properly so called — Jos
17:17,18; Isa 28:1

The whole kingdom of Israel sometimes called — Eze 16:46,51; Ho
8:5,6

Had many cities — 1Ki 13:32

Samaria the capital of

Built by Omri king of Israel. — 1Ki 16:23,24

Called after Shemer the owner of the hill on which it was built.
— 1Ki 16:24

Called the mountain of Samaria. — Am 4:1; 6:1

Called the head of Ephraim. — Isa 7:9

Kings of Israel sometime took their titles from. — 1Ki 21:1;
2Ki 1:3

The residence of the kings of Israel. — 1Ki 16:29; 2Ki 1:2;
3:1,6

The burial place of the kings of Israel. — 1Ki 16:28; 22:37;
2Ki 13:13

Was a fenced city, and well provided with arms. — 2Ki 10:2

The pool of Samaria near to. — 1Ki 22:38

The prophet Elisha dwelt in. — 2Ki 2:25; 5:3; 6:32

Besieged by Benhadad. — 1Ki 20:1-12

Deliverance of, predicted. — 1Ki 20:13,14

Deliverance of, effected. — 1Ki 20:15-21

Besieged again by Benhadad. — 2Ki 6:24

Suffered severely from famine. — 2Ki 6:25-29

Elisha predicted plenty in. — 2Ki 7:1,2

Delivered by miraculous means. — 2Ki 7:6,7

Remarkable plenty in, as foretold by Elisha. — 2Ki 7:16-20

Besieged and taken by Shalmaneser. — 2Ki 17:5,6; 18:9,10

A mountainous country — Jer 31:5; Am 3:9

People of characterised as

Proud and arrogant. — Isa 9:9

Corrupt and wicked. — Eze 16:46,47; Ho 7:1; Am 3:9,10

Idolatrous. — Eze 23:5; Am 8:14; Mic 1:7

Predictions respecting its destruction — Isa 8:4; 9:11,12; Ho
13:16; Am 3:11,12; Mic 1:6

Inhabitants of, carried captive to Assyria — 2Ki 17:6,23;
18:11

Repeopled from Assyria — 2Ki 17:24,25

Samaria, Modern

Situated between Judea and Galilee — Lu 17:11; Joh 4:3,4

Had many cities — Mt 10:5; Lu 9:52

Cities of, mentioned in scripture

Samaria. — Ac 8:5

Sychar. — Joh 4:5

Antipatris. — Ac 23:31

Christ preached in — Joh 4:39-42

Christ at first forbade his disciples to visit — Mt 10:5

Christ after his resurrection commanded the gospel to be
preached in — Ac 1:8

Inhabitants of

Their true descent. — 2Ki 17:24; Ezr 4:9,10

Boasted descent from Jacob. — Joh 4:12

Professed to worship God. — Ezr 4:2

Their religion mixed with idolatry. — 2Ki 17:41; Joh 4:22

Worshipped on Mount Gerizim. — Joh 4:20

Opposed the Jews after their return from captivity. — Ne
4:1-18

Expected the Messiah. — Joh 4:25,29

Were superstitious. — Ac 8:9-11

More humane and grateful than the Jews. — Lu 10:33-36;
17:16-18

Abhorred by the Jews. — Joh 8:48

Had no intercourse or dealings with the Jews. — Lu 9:52,53; Joh
4:9

Ready to hear and embrace the gospel. — Joh 4:39-42; Ac 8:6-8

The persecuted Christians fled to — Ac 8:1

The gospel first preached in, by Philip — Ac 8:5

Many Christian churches in — Ac 9:31

Sanctification

Is separation to the service of God — Ps 4:3; 2Co 6:17

Effected by

God. — Eze 37:28; 1Th 5:23; Jude 1:1

Christ. — Heb 2:11; 13:12

The Holy Spirit. — Ro 15:16; 1Co 6:11

In Christ — 1Co 1:2

Through the atonement of Christ — Heb 10:10; 13:12

Through the word of God — Joh 17:17,19; Eph 5:26

Christ made, of God, to us — 1Co 1:30

Saints elected to salvation through — 2Th 2:13; 1Pe 1:2

All saints are in a state of — Ac 20:32; 26:18; 1Co 6:11

The Church made glorious by — Eph 5:26,27

Should lead to

Mortification of sin. — 1Th 4:3,4

Holiness. — Ro 6:22; Eph 5:7-9

Offering up of saints acceptable through — Ro 15:16

Saints fitted for the service of God by — 2Ti 2:21

God wills all saints to have — 1Th 4:3

Ministers

Set apart to God’s service by. — Jer 1:5

Should pray that their people may enjoy complete. — 1Th 5:23

Should exhort their people to walk in. — 1Th 4:1,3

None can inherit the kingdom of God without — 1Co 6:9-11

Typified — Ge 2:3; Ex 13:2; 19:14; 40:9-15; Le 27:14-16

Scape Goat, The

Part of the sin offering on the day of atonement — Le 16:5,7

Chosen by lot — Le 16:8

The high priest transferred the sins of Israel to, by confessing
them with both hands upon its head — Le 16:21

Sent into the wilderness by the hands of a fit person — Le
16:21,22

Communicated uncleanness to

The high priest. — Le 16:24

The man who lead him away. — Le 16:26

Typical of Christ — Isa 53:6,11,12

Sciences

Architecture — De 8:12; 1Ch 29:19

Arithmetic — Ge 15:5; Le 26:8; Job 29:18

Astronomy — Job 38:31,32; Isa 13:10

Astrology — Isa 47:13

Botany — 1Ki 4:33

Geography — Ge 10:1-30; Isa 11:11

History and Chronology — 1Ki 22:39; 2Ki 1:18; 1Ch 9:1; 29:29

Mechanics — Ge 6:14-16; 11:4; Ex 14:6,7

Medicine — Jer 8:22; Mr 5:26

Music — 1Ch 16:4-7; 25:6

Navigation — 1Ki 9:27; Ps 107:23

Surveying — Jos 18:4-9; Ne 2:12-16; Eze 40:5,6; Zec 2:2

Zoology — 1Ki 4:33

Scorning and Mocking

The sufferings of Christ by, predicted — Ps 22:6-8; Isa 53:3;
Lu 18:32

Christ endured — Mt 9:24; 27:29

Saints endure, on account of

Being children of God. — Ge 21:9; Ga 4:29

Their uprightness. — Job 12:4

Their faith. — Heb 11:36

Their faithfulness in declaring the word of God. — Jer 20:7,8

Their zeal for God’s house. — Ne 2:19

The wicked indulge in, against

The second coming of Christ. — 2Pe 3:3,4

The gifts of the Spirit. — Ac 2:13

God’s threatening. — Isa 5:19; Jer 17:15

God’s ministers. — 2Ch 36:16

God’s ordinances. — La 1:7

Saints. — Ps 123:4; La 3:14,63

The resurrection of the dead. — Ac 17:32

All solemn admonitions. — 2Ch 30:6-10

Idolaters addicted to — Isa 57:3-6

Drunkards addicted to — Ps 69:12; Ho 7:5

Those who are addicted to

Delight in. — Pr 1:22

Are contentious. — Pr 22:10

Are scorned by God. — Pr 3:34

Are hated by men. — Pr 24:9

Are avoided by saints. — Ps 1:1; Jer 15:17

Walk after their own lusts. — 2Pe 3:3

Are proud and haughty. — Pr 21:24

Hear not rebuke. — Pr 13:1

Love not those who reprove. — Pr 15:12

Hate those who reprove. — Pr 9:8

Go not to the wise. — Pr 15:12

Bring others into danger. — Pr 29:8

Shall themselves endure. — Eze 23:32

Characteristic of the latter days — 2Pe 3:3; Jude 1:18

Woe denounced against — Isa 5:18,19

Punishment for — 2Ch 36:17; Pr 19:29; Isa 29:20; La 3:64-66

Exemplified

Ishmael. — Ge 21:9

Children at Bethel. — 2Ki 2:23

Ephraim and Manasseh. — 2Ch 30:10

Chiefs of Judah. — 2Ch 36:16

Sanballat. — Ne 4:1

Enemies of Joab. — Job 30:1,9

Enemies of David. — Ps 35:15,16

Rulers of Israel. — Isa 28:14

Ammonites. — Eze 25:3

People of Tyre. — Eze 26:2

Heathen. — Eze 36:2,3

Soldiers. — Mt 27:28-30; Lu 23:36

Chief Priests. — Mt 27:41

Pharisees. — Lu 16:14

The men who held Jesus. — Lu 22:63,64

Herod. — Lu 23:11

People and rulers. — Lu 23:35

Some of the multitude. — Ac 2:13

Athenians. — Ac 17:32

Scorpion, The

Armed with a sharp sting in its tail — Re 9:10

Sting of, venomous and caused torment — Re 9:5

Abounded in the great desert — De 8:15

Unfit for food — Lu 11:12

Illustrative

Wicked men. — Eze 2:6

Ministers of Antichrist. — Re 9:3,5,10

Severe scourges. — 1Ki 12:11

Christ gave his disciples power over — Lu 10:19

Scribes

Antiquity of — Jdj 5:14

Wore an inkhorn at their girdles — Eze 9:2,3

Families celebrated for furnishing

Kenites. — 1Ch 2:55

Zebulun. — Jdj 5:14

Levi. — 1Ch 24:6; 2Ch 34:13

Generally men of great wisdom — 1Ch 27:32

Often learned in the law — Ezr 7:6

Were ready writers — Ps 45:1

Acted as

Secretaries to kings. — 2Sa 8:17; 20:25; 2Ki 12:10; Es 3:12

Secretaries to prophets. — Jer 36:5,26

Notaries in courts of justice. — Jer 32:11,12

Religious teachers. — Ne 8:2-6

Writers of public documents. — 1Ch 24:6

Keepers of the muster-rolls of the host. — 2Ki 25:19; 2Ch
26:11; Jer 52:25

Modern

Were doctors of the law. — Mr 12:28; Mt 22:35

Wore long robes and loved pre-eminence. — Mr 12:38,39

Sat in Moses’ seat. — Mt 23:2

Were frequently Pharisees. — Ac 23:9

Esteemed wise and learned. — 1Co 1:20

Regarded as interpreters of Scripture. — Mt 2:4; 17:10; Mr
12:35

Their manner of teaching contrasting with that of Christ. — Mt
7:29; Mr 1:22

Condemned by Christ for hypocrisy. — Mt 23:15

Often offended at out Lord’s conduct and teaching. — Mt 21:15;
Mr 2:6,7,16; 3:22

Tempted our Lord. — Joh 8:3

Active in procuring our Lord’s death. — Mt 26:3; Lu 23:10

Persecuted the Christians. — Ac 4:5; 18:21; 6:12

Illustrated of well instructed ministers of the gospel — Mt
13:52

Scriptures, The

Given by inspiration of God — 2Ti 3:16

Given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit — Ac 1:16; Heb 3:7; 2Pe
1:21

Christ sanctioned, by appealing to them — Mt 4:4; Mr 12:10; Joh
7:42

Christ taught out of — Lu 24:27

Are called the

Word. — Jas 1:21-23; 1Pe 2:2

Word of God. — Lu 11:28; Heb 4:12

Word of Christ. — Col 3:16

Word of truth. — Jas 1:18

Holy Scriptures. — Ro 1:2; 2Ti 3:15

Scripture of truth. — Da 10:21

Book. — Ps 40:7; Re 22:19

Book of the Lord. — Isa 34:16

Book of the law. — Ne 8:3; Ga 3:10

Law of the Lord. — Ps 1:2; Isa 30:9

Sword of the Spirit. — Eph 6:17

Oracles of God. — Ro 3:2; 1Pe 4:11

Contain the promises of the gospel — Ro 1:2

Reveal the laws, statutes, and judgments of God — De 4:5,14; Ex
24:3,4

Record divine prophecies — 2Pe 1:19-21

Testify of Christ — Joh 5:39; Ac 10:43; 18:28; 1Co 15:3

Are full and sufficient — Lu 16:29,31

Are an unerring guide — Pr 6:23; 2Pe 1:19

Are able to make wise to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus
— 2Ti 3:15

Are profitable both for doctrine and practice — 2Ti 3:16,17

Described as

Pure. — Ps 12:6; 119:140; Pr 30:5

True. — Ps 119:160; Joh 17:17

Perfect. — Ps 19:7

Precious. — Ps 19:10

Quick and powerful. — Heb 4:12

Written for our instruction — Ro 15:4

Intended for the use of all men — Ro 16:26

Nothing to be taken from, or added to — De 4:2; 12:32

One portion of, to be compared with another — 1Co 2:13

Designed for

Regenerating. — Jas 1:18; 1Pe 1:23

Quickening. — Ps 119:50,93

Illuminating. — Ps 119:130

Converting the soul. — Ps 19:7

Making wise the simple. — Ps 19:7

Sanctifying. — Joh 17:17; Eph 5:26

Producing faith. — Joh 20:31

Producing hope. — Ps 119:49; Ro 15:4

Producing obedience. — De 17:19,20

Cleansing the heart. — Joh 15:3; Eph 5:26

Cleansing the ways. — Ps 119:9

Keeping from destructive paths. — Ps 17:4

Supporting life. — De 8:3; Mt 4:4

Promoting growth in grace. — 1Pe 2:2

Building up in the faith. — Ac 20:32

Admonishing. — Ps 19:11; 1Co 10:11

Comforting. — Ps 119:82; Ro 15:4

Rejoicing the heart. — Ps 19:8; 119:111

Work effectually in them that believe — 1Th 2:13

The letter of, without the spirit, killeth — Joh 6:63; 2Co 3:6

Ignorance of, a source of error — Mt 22:29; Ac 13:27

Christ enables us to understand — Lu 24:45

The Holy Spirit enable us to understand — Joh 16:13; 1Co
2:10-14

No prophecy of, is of any private interpretation — 2Pe 1:20

Everything should be tried by — Isa 8:20; Ac 17:11

Should be

The standard of teaching. — 1Pe 4:11

Believed. — Joh 2:22

Appealed to. — 1Co 1:31; 1Pe 1:16

Read. — De 17:19; Isa 34:16

Read publicly to ALL. — De 31:11-13; Ne 8:3; Jer 36:6; Ac
13:15

Known. — 2Ti 3:15

Received, not as the word of men, but as the word of God. — 1Th
2:13

Received with meekness. — Jas 1:21

Searched. — Joh 5:39; 7:52

Searched daily. — Ac 17:11

Laid up in the heart. — De 6:6; 11:18

Taught to children. — De 6:7; 11:19; 2Ti 3:15

Taught to ALL. — 2Ch 17:7-9; Ne 8:7,8

Talked of continually. — De 6:7

Not handled deceitfully. — 2Co 4:2

Not only heard, but obeyed. — Mt 7:24; Lu 11:28; Jas 1:22

Used against our spiritual enemies. — Mt 4:4,7,10; Eph 6:11,17

All should desire to hear — Ne 8:1

Mere hearers of, deceive themselves — Jas 1:22

Advantage of possessing — Ro 3:2

Saints

Love exceedingly. — Ps 119:97,113,159,167

Delight in. — Ps 1:2

Regard, as sweet. — Ps 119:103

Esteem, above all things. — Job 23:12

Long after. — Ps 119:82

Stand in awe of. — Ps 119:161; Isa 66:2

Keep, in remembrance. — Ps 119:16

Grieve when men disobey. — Ps 119:158

Hide, in their hearts. — Ps 119:11

Hope in. — Ps 119:74,81,147

Meditate in. — Ps 1:2; 119:99,148

Rejoice in. — Ps 119:162; Jer 15:16

Trust in. — Ps 119:42

Obey. — Ps 119:67; Lu 8:21; Joh 17:6

Speak of. — Ps 119:172

Esteem, as a light. — Ps 119:105

Pray to be taught. — Ps 119:12,13,33,66

Pray to be conformed to. — Ps 119:133

Plead the promises of, in prayer. — Ps 119:25,28,41,76,169

They who search, are truly noble — Ac 17:11

Blessedness of hearing and obeying — Lu 11:28; Jas 1:25

Let them dwell richly in you — Col 3:16

The wicked

Corrupt. — 2Co 2:17

Make, of none effect through their traditions. — Mr 7:9-13

Reject. — Jer 8:9

Stumble at. — 1Pe 2:8

Obey not. — Ps 119:158

Frequently wrest, to their own destruction. — 2Pe 3:16

Denunciations against those who add to, or take from — Re
22:18,19

Destruction of, punished — Jer 36:29-31

Sea, The

The gathering together of the waters originally called — Ge
1:10

Great rivers often called — Isa 11:15; Jer 51:36

Lakes often called — De 3:17; Mt 8:24,27,32

God

Created. — Ex 20:11; Ps 95:5; Ac 14:15

Made the birds and fished out of. — Ge 1:20-22

Founded the earth upon. — Ps 24:2

Set bounds to, by a perpetual decree. — Job 26:10; 38:8,10,11;
Pr 8:27,29

Measures the waters of. — Isa 40:12

Does what he pleases in. — Ps 135:6

Dries up, by his rebuke. — Isa 50:2; Na 1:4

Shakes, by his word. — Hag 2:6

Stills, by his power. — Ps 65:7; 89:9; 107:29

Of immense extent — Job 11:9; Ps 104:25

Of great depth — Ps 68:22

Rivers supplied by exhalations from — Ec 1:7

Replenished by rivers — Ec 1:7; Eze 47:8

Called the

Deep. — Job 41:31; Ps 107:24; 2Co 11:25

Great waters. — Ps 77:19

Great and wide sea. — Ps 104:25

The clouds the garment of — Job 38:9

Darkness the swaddling band of — Job 38:9

Sand the barrier of — Jer 5:22

Inhabited by innumerable creatures great and small — Ps
104:25,26

The wonders of God seen in — Ps 107:24

Made to glorify God — Ps 69:34; 148:7

Seas mentioned in scripture

The Adriatic or sea of Adria. — Ac 27:27

Mediterranean or great sea. — Nu 34:6; De 11:24; 34:2; Zec
14:8

Red Sea. — Ex 10:19; 13:18; 23:31

Sea of Joppa or sea of the Philistines. — Ezr 3:7; Ex 23:21

Salt of Dead Sea. — Ge 14:3; Nu 34:12

Sea of Galilee. — Mt 4:18; 8:32; Joh 6:1

Sea of Jazer. — Jer 48:32

Raised by the wind — Ps 107:25,26; Jon 1:4

Caused to foam by Leviathan — Job 41:31,32

The waves of

Raised upon high. — Ps 93:3; 107:25

Tossed to and fro. — Jer 5:22

Multitudinous. — Jer 51:42

Mighty. — Ps 93:4; Ac 27:41

Tumultuous. — Lu 21:25; Jude 1:13

The shore of, covered with sand — Ge 22:17; 1Ki 4:29; Job 6:3;
Ps 78:27

Numerous islands in — Eze 26:18

Passed over in ships — Ps 104:26; 107:23

Sailing on, dangerous — Ac 27:9,20; 2Co 11:26

Commercial nations

Often built cities on the borders of. — Ge 49:13; Eze 27:3; Na
3:8

Derived great wealth from. — De 33:19

Shall give up its dead at the last day — Re 20:13

The renewed earth shall be without — Re 21:1

Illustrative

Of heavy afflictions. — Isa 43:2; La 2:13

(Trouble,) of the wicked. — Isa 57:20

(Roaring,) of hostile armies. — Isa 5:30; Jer 6:23

(Waves of,) of righteousness. — Isa 48:18

(Waves of,) of devastating armies. — Eze 26:3,4

(Waves of,) of the unsteady. — Jas 1:6

(Covered with waters,) of the diffusion of spiritual knowledge
over the earth in the latter days. — Isa 11:9; Hab 2:14

(Smooth as glass,) of the peace of heaven. — Re 4:6; 15:2

Sealing of the Holy Spirit

Christ received — Joh 6:27

Saints receive — 2Co 1:22; Eph 1:13

Is to the day of redemption — Eph 4:30

The wicked do not receive — Re 9:4

Judgment suspended until all saints receive — Re 7:3

Typified — Ro 4:11

Seals

Called signet — Ge 38:18,25

Precious stones set in gold used as — Ex 28:11

Inscriptions upon, alluded to — 2Ti 2:19

Generally worn as rings or bracelets — Jer 22:24

Impressions of

Frequently taken in clay. — Job 38:14

Used for security. — Da 6:17; Mt 27:66

Attached to all royal decrees. — 1Ki 21:8; Es 3:12; 8:8

Attached to covenants. — Ne 9:38; 10:1

Attached to lease and transfers of property. — Jer 32:9-12,44

Set upon treasures. — De 32:34

Attached to the victims approved for sacrifice, alluded to. —
Joh 6:27

Were given by kings as a badge of authority. — Ge 41:41,42

Illustrative of

Circumcision. — Ro 4:11

Converts. — 1Co 9:2

What is dear or valued. — Song 8:6; Jer 22:24; Hag 2:23

Secrecy. — Da 12:4; Re 5:1; 10:4

Security. — Song 4:12; 2Ti 2:19; Re 7:2-8; 20:3

Full approval. — Joh 3:33

Appropriation of saints to God by the Spirit. — 2Co 1:22; Eph
1:13; 4:30

Restraint. — Job 9:7; 37:7; Re 20:3

Second Coming of Christ, The

Time of, unknown — Mt 24:36; Mr 13:32

Called the

Times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. — Ac 3:19

Times of restitution of all things. — Ac 3:21; Ro 8:21

Last time. — 1Pe 1:5

Appearing of Jesus Christ. — 1Pe 1:7

Revelation of Jesus Christ. — 1Pe 1:13

Glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour. — Tit
2:13

Coming of the day of God. — 2Pe 3:12

Day of our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1Co 1:8

Foretold by

Prophets. — Da 7:13; Jude 1:14

Himself. — Mt 25:31; Joh 14:3

Apostles. — Ac 3:20; 1Ti 6:14

Angels. — Ac 1:10,11

Signs preceding — Mt 24:3-51

The Manner of

In clouds. — Mt 24:30; 26:64; Re 1:7

In the glory of his Father. — Mt 16:27

In his own glory. — Mt 25:31

In flaming fire. — 2Th 1:8

With power and great glory. — Mt 24:30

As he ascended. — Ac 1:9,11

With a shout and the voice of the Archangel. — 1Th 4:16

Accompanied by Angels. — Mt 16:27; 25:31; Mr 8:38; 2Th 1:7

With his saints. — 1Th 3:13; Jude 1:14

Suddenly. — Mr 13:36

Unexpectedly. — Mt 24:44; Lu 12:40

As a thief in the night. — 1Th 5:2; 2Pe 3:10; Re 16:15

As the lightning. — Mt 24:27

The heavens and earth shall be dissolved, &c at — 2Pe 3:10,12

They who shall have died in Christ shall rise first at — 1Th
4:16

The saints alive at, shall be caught up to meet him — 1Th 4:17

Is not to make atonement — Heb 9:28; Ro 6:9,10; Heb 10:14

The purposes of, are to

Complete the salvation of saints. — Heb 9:28; 1Pe 1:5

Be glorified in his saints. — 2Th 1:10

Be admired in them that believe. — 2Th 1:10

Bring to light the hidden things of darkness. — 1Co 4:5

Judge. — Ps 50:3,4; Joh 5:22; 2Ti 4:1; Jude 1:15; Re 20:11-13

Reign. — Isa 24:23; Da 7:14; Re 11:15

Destroy death. — 1Co 15:25,26

Every eye shall see him at — Re 1:7

Should be always considered as at hand — Ro 13:12; Php 4:5; 1Pe
4:7

Blessedness of being prepared for — Mt 24:46; Lu 12:37,38

Saints

Assured of. — Job 19:25,26

Love. — 2Ti 4:8

Look for. — Php 3:20; Tit 2:13

Wait for. — 1Co 1:7; 1Th 1:10

Haste to. — 2Pe 3:12

Pray for. — Re 22:20

Should be ready for. — Mt 24:44; Lu 12:40

Should watch for. — Mt 24:42; Mr 13:35-37; Lu 21:36

Should be patient to. — 2Th 3:5; Jas 5:7,8

Shall be preserved to — Php 1:6; 2Ti 4:18; 1Pe 1:5; Jude 1:24

Shall not be ashamed at — 1Jo 2:28; 4:17

Shall be blameless at — 1Co 1:8; 1Th 3:13; 5:23; Jude 1:24

Shall be like him at — Php 3:21; 1Jo 3:2

Shall see him as he is, at — 1Jo 3:2

Shall appear with him in glory at — Col 3:4

Shall receive a crown of glory at — 2Ti 4:8; 1Pe 5:4

Shall reign with him at — Da 7:27; 2Ti 2:12; Re 5:10; 20:6;
22:5

Faith of, shall be found to praise at — 1Pe 1:7

The wicked

Scoff at. — 2Pe 3:3,4

Presume upon the delay of. — Mt 24:48

Shall be surprised by. — Mt 24:37-39; 1Th 5:3; 2Pe 3:10

Shall be punished at. — 2Th 1:8,9

The man of sin to be destroyed at — 2Th 2:8

Illustrated — Mt 25:6; Lu 12:36,39; 19:12,15

Seed

Every herb, tree and grass yields its own — Ge 1:11,12,29

Each kind of, has its own body — 1Co 15:38

Sowing of

Time for, called seed time. — Ge 8:22

Necessary to its productiveness. — Joh 12:24; 1Co 15:36

Required constant diligence. — Ec 11:4,6

Often attended with great waste. — Mt 13:4,5,7

Often attended with danger. — Ps 126:5,6

Yearly return of time of sowing, secured by covenant — Ge
8:21,22

The ground carefully ploughed, and prepared for — Isa 28:24,25

Often sown beside rivers — Ec 11:1; Isa 32:20

Often trodden into the ground, by the feet of oxen — Isa 32:20

Required to be watered by the rain — Isa 55:10

In Egypt required to be artificially watered — De 11:10

Yielded an abundant increase in Canaan — Ge 26:12; Mt 13:23

Mosaic laws respecting

Different kinds of, not to be sown in the same field. — Le
19:19; De 22:9

If dry, exempted from uncleanness though touched by an unclean
thing. — Le 11:37

If wet, rendered unclean by contact with an unclean thing. — Le
11:38

The tithe of, to be given to God. — Le 27:30

Not to be sown during the sabbatical year. — Le 25:4,20

Not to be sown in year of jubilee. — Le 25:11

Difference between, and the plant which grows from it, noticed
— 1Co 15:37,38

The Jews punished by

Its rotting in the ground. — Joe 1:17; Mal 2:3

Its yielding but little increase. — Isa 5:10; Hag 1:6

Its increase being consumed by locusts. — De 28:38; Joe 1:4

Its increase being consume by enemies. — Le 26:16; De 28:33,51

Its being choked by thorns. — Jer 12:13; Mt 13:7

Illustrative of

The word of God. — Lu 8:11; 1Pe 1:23

Spiritual life. — 1Jo 3:9

Sowing, illustrative of

Preaching the gospel. — Mt 13:3,32; 1Co 9:11

Scattering or dispersing a people. — Zec 10:9

Christian liberality. — Ec 11:6; 2Co 9:6

Men’s works producing a corresponding recompence. — Job 4:8; Ho
10:12; Ga 6:7,8

The death of Christ and its effects. — Joh 12:24

The burial of the body. — 1Co 15:36-38

Seeking God

Commanded — Isa 55:6; Mt 7:7

Includes seeking

His Name. — Ps 83:16

His word. — Isa 34:16

His face. — Ps 27:8; 105:4

His strength. — 1Ch 16:11; Ps 105:4

His commandments. — 1Ch 28:8; Mal 2:7

His precepts. — Ps 119:45,94

His kingdom. — Mt 6:33; Lu 12:31

His righteousness. — Mt 6:33

Christ. — Mal 3:1; Lu 2:15,16

Honour which comes from him. — Joh 5:44

Justification by Christ. — Ga 2:16,17

The city which God has prepared. — Heb 11:10,16; 13:14

By prayer — Job 8:5; Da 9:3

In his house — De 12:5; Ps 27:4

Should be

Immediate. — Ho 10:12

Evermore. — Ps 105:4

While he may be found. — Isa 55:6

With diligence. — Heb 11:6

With the heart. — De 4:29; 1Ch 22:19

In the day of trouble. — Ps 77:2

Ensures

His being found. — De 4:29; 1Ch 28:9; Pr 8:17; Jer 29:13

His favour. — La 3:25

His protection. — Ezr 8:22

His not forsaking us. — Ps 9:10

Life. — Ps 69:32; Am 5:4,6

Prosperity. — Job 8:5,6; Ps 34:10

Being heard of him. — Ps 34:4

Understanding all things. — Pr 28:5

Gifts of righteousness. — Ho 10:12

Imperative upon all — Isa 8:19

Afflictions designed to lead to — Ps 78:33,34; Ho 5:15

None, by nature, are found to be engaged in — Ps 14:2; Ro 3:11;
Lu 12:23,30

Saints

Specially exhorted to. — Zep 2:3

Desirous of. — Job 5:8

Purpose, in heart. — Ps 27:8

Prepare their hearts for. — 2Ch 30:19

Set their hearts to. — 2Ch 11:16

Engage in, with the whole heart. — 2Ch 15:12; Ps 119:10

Early in. — Job 8:5; Ps 63:1; Isa 26:9

Earnest in. — Song 3:2,4

Characterised by. — Ps 24:6

Is never in vain — Isa 45:19

Blessedness of — Ps 119:2

Leads to joy — Ps 70:4; 105:3

Ends in praise — Ps 22:26

Promise connected with — Ps 69:32

Shall be rewarded — Heb 11:6

The wicked

Are gone out of the way of. — Ps 14:2,3; Ro 3:11,12

Prepare not their hearts for. — 2Ch 12:14

Refuse, through pride. — Ps 10:4

Not led to, by affliction. — Isa 9:13

Sometimes pretend to. — Ezr 4:2; Isa 58:2

Rejected, when too late in. — Pr 1:28

They who neglect denounced — Isa 31:1

Punishment of those who neglect — Zep 1:4-6

Exemplified

Asa. — 2Ch 14:7

Jehoshaphat. — 2Ch 17:3,4

Uzziah. — 2Ch 26:5

Hezekiah. — 2Ch 31:21

Josiah. — 2Ch 34:3

Ezra. — Ezr 7:10

David. — Ps 34:4

Daniel. — Da 9:3,4

Self-Delusion

A characteristic of the wicked — Ps 49:18

Prosperity frequently leads to — Ps 30:6; Ho 12:8; Lu 12:17-19

Obstinate sinners often given up to — Ps 81:11,12; Ho 4:17; 2Th
2:10,11

Exhibited in thinking that

Our own ways are right. — Pr 14:12

We should adhere to established wicked practices. — Jer 44:17

We are pure. — Pr 30:12

We are better than others. — Lu 18:11

We are rich in spiritual things. — Re 3:17

We may have peace while in sin. — De 29:19

We are above adversity. — Ps 10:6

Gifts entitle us to heaven. — Mt 7:21,22

Privileges entitle us to heaven. — Mt 3:9; Lu 13:25,26

God will not punish our sins. — Ps 10:11; Jer 5:12

Christ shall not come to judge. — 2Pe 3:4

Our lives shall be prolonged. — Isa 56:12; Lu 12:19; Jas 4:13

Frequently preserved in, to the last — Mt 7:22; 25:11,12; Lu
13:24,25

Fatal consequences of — Mt 7:23; 24:48-51; Lu 12:20; 1Th 5:3

Exemplified

Ahab. — 1Ki 20:27,34

Israelites. — Ho 12:8

Jews. — Joh 8:33,41

Church of Laodicea. — Re 3:17

Babylon. — Isa 47:7-11

Self-Denial

Christ set an example of — Mt 4:8-10; 8:20; Joh 6:38; Ro 15:3;
Php 2:6-8

A test of devotedness to Christ — Mt 10:37,38; Lu 9:23,24

Necessary

In following Christ. — Lu 14:27-33

In the warfare of saints. — 2Ti 2:4

To the triumph of saints. — 1Co 9:25-27

Ministers especially called to exercise — 2Co 6:4,5

Should be exercised in

Denying ungodliness and worldly lusts. — Ro 6:12; Tit 2:12

Controlling the appetite. — Pr 23:2

Abstaining from fleshly lusts. — 1Pe 2:11

No longer living to lusts of men. — 1Pe 4:2

Mortifying sinful lusts. — Mr 9:43; Col 3:5

Mortifying deeds of the body. — Ro 8:13

Not pleasing ourselves. — Ro 15:1-3

Not seeking out own profit. — 1Co 10:24,33; 13:5; Php 2:4

Preferring the profit of others. — Ro 14:20,21; 1Co 10:24,33

Assisting others. — Lu 3:11

Even lawful things. — 1Co 10:23

Forsaking all. — Lu 14:33

Taking up the cross and following Christ. — Mt 10:38; 16:24

Crucifying the flesh. — Ga 5:24

Being crucified with Christ. — Ro 6:6

Being crucified to the world. — Ga 6:14

Putting off the old man which is corrupt. — Eph 4:22; Col 3:9

Preferring Christ to all earthly relations. — Mt 8:21,22; Lu
14:26

Becomes strangers and pilgrims — Heb 11:13-15; 1Pe 2:11

Danger of neglecting — Mt 16:25,26; 1Co 9:27

Reward of — Mt 19:28,29; Ro 8:13

Happy result — 2Pe 1:4

Exemplified

Abraham. — Ge 13:9; Heb 11:8,9

Widow of Zarephath. — 1Ki 17:12-15

Esther. — Es 4:16

Rechabites. — Jer 35:6,7

Daniel. — Da 1:8-16

Apostles. — Mt 19:27

Simon, Andrew, James, and John. — Mr 1:16-20

Poor Widow. — Lu 21:4

The Christians. — Ac 2:45; 4:34

Barnabas. — Ac 4:36,37

Paul. — Ac 20:24; 1Co 9:19,27

Moses. — Heb 11:24,25

Self-Examination

Enjoined — 2Co 13:5

Necessary before the communion — 1Co 11:28

Cause of difficulty in — Jer 17:9

Should be engaged in

With holy awe. — Ps 4:4

With diligent search. — Ps 77:6; La 3:40

With prayer for divine searching. — Ps 26:2; 139:23,24

With purpose of amendment. — Ps 119:59; La 3:40

Advantages of — 1Co 11:31; Ga 6:4; 1Jo 3:20-22

Selfishness

Contrary to the law of God — Le 19:18; Mt 22:39; Jas 2:8

The example of Christ condemns — Joh 4:34; Ro 15:3; 2Co 8:9

God hates — Mal 1:10

Exhibited in

Being lovers of ourselves. — 2Ti 3:2

Pleasing ourselves. — Ro 15:1

Seeking our own. — 1Co 10:33; Php 2:21

Seeking after gain. — Isa 56:11

Seeking undue precedence. — Mt 20:21

Living to ourselves. — 2Co 5:15

Neglect of the poor. — 1Jo 3:17

Serving God for reward. — Mal 1:10

Performing duty for reward. — Mic 3:11

Inconsistent with Christian love — 1Co 13:5

Inconsistent with communion of saints — Ro 12:4,5; 1Co
12:12-27

Especially forbidden to saints — 1Co 10:24; Php 2:4

The love of Christ should constrain us to avoid — 2Co 5:14,15

Ministers should be devoid of — 1Co 9:19-23; 10:33

All men addicted to — Eph 2:3; Php 2:21

Saints falsely accused of — Job 1:9-11

Characteristic of the last days — 2Ti 3:1,2

Exemplified

Cain. — Ge 4:9

Nabal. — 1Sa 25:3,11

Haman. — Es 6:6

Priests. — Isa 56:11

Jews. — Zec 7:6

James and John. — Mr 10:37

Multitude. — Joh 6:26

Self-Righteousness

Man is prone to — Pr 20:6; 30:12

Hateful to God — Lu 16:15

Is vain because our righteousness is

But external. — Mt 23:25-28; Lu 11:39-44

But partial. — Mt 23:25; Lu 11:44

No better than filthy rags. — Isa 64:6

Ineffectual for salvation. — Job 9:30,31; Mt 5:20; Ro 3:20

Unprofitable. — Isa 57:12

Is boastful — Mt 23:30

They who are given to

Audaciously approach God. — Lu 18:11

Seek to justify themselves. — Lu 10:29

Seek to justify themselves before men. — Lu 16:15

Reject the righteousness of God. — Ro 10:3

Condemn others. — Mt 9:11-13; Lu 7:39

Consider their own way right. — Pr 21:2

Despise others. — Isa 65:5; Lu 18:9

Proclaim their own goodness. — Pr 20:6

Are pure in their own eyes. — Pr 30:12

Are abominable before God. — Isa 65:5

Folly of — Job 9:20

Saints renounce — Php 3:7-10

Warning against — De 9:4

Denunciation against — Mt 23:27,28

Illustrated — Lu 18:10-12

Exemplified

Saul. — 1Sa 15:13

Young man. — Mt 19:20

Lawyer. — Lu 10:25,29

Pharisees. — Lu 11:39; Joh 8:33; 9:28

Israel. — Ro 10:3

Church of Laodicea. — Re 3:17

Self-Will and Stubbornness

Forbidden — 2Ch 30:8; Ps 75:5; 95:8

Proceed from

Unbelief. — 2Ki 17:14

Pride. — Ne 9:16,29

An evil heart. — Jer 7:24

God knows — Isa 48:4

Exhibited in

Refusing to hearken to God. — Pr 1:24

Refusing to hearken to the messengers of God. — 1Sa 8:19; Jer
44:16; Zec 7:11

Refusing to walk in the ways of God. — Ne 9:17; Ps 78:10; Isa
42:24; Jer 6:16

Refusing to hearken to parents. — De 21:18,19

Refusing to receive correction. — De 21:18; Jer 5:3; 7:28

Rebelling against God. — De 31:27; Ps 78:8

Resisting the Holy Spirit. — Ac 7:51

Walking in the counsels of an evil heart. — Jer 7:24; 23:17

Hardening the neck. — Ne 9:16

Hardening the heart. — 2Ch 36:13

Going backward and not forward. — Jer 7:24

Heinousness of — 1Sa 15:23

Ministers should

Be without. — Tit 1:7

Warn their people against. — Heb 3:7-12

Pray that their people may be forgiven for. — Ex 34:9; De 9:27

Characteristic of the wicked — Pr 7:11; 2Pe 2:10

The wicked cease not from — Jdj 2:19

Punishment for — De 21:21; Pr 29:1

Illustrated — Ps 32:9; Jer 31:18

Exemplified

Simeon and Levi. — Ge 49:6

Israelites. — Ex 32:9; De 9:6,13

Saul. — 1Sa 15:19-23

David. — 2Sa 24:4

Josiah. — 2Ch 35:22

Zedekiah. — 2Ch 36:13

Serpents

Created by God — Job 26:13

Characterised as subtle — Ge 3:1; Mt 10:16

Called crooked — Job 26:13; Isa 27:1

Unclean and unfit for food — Mt 7:10

Infest

Hedges. — Ec 10:8

Holes in walls. — Am 5:19

Deserts. — De 8:15

Produced from eggs — Isa 59:5

Cursed above all creatures — Ge 3:14

Doomed to creep on their belly — Ge 3:14

Doomed to eat their food mingled with dust — Ge 3:14; Isa
65:25; Mic 7:17

Many kinds of poisonous — De 32:24; Ps 58:4

All kinds of, can be tamed — Jas 3:7

Were often enchanted or fascinated — Ec 10:11

Dangerous to travellers — Ge 49:17

Man’s aversion and hatred to — Ge 3:15

Often sent as a punishment — Nu 21:6; De 32:24; 1Co 10:9

Miracles connected with

Moses’ rod turned into. — Ex 4:3; 7:9,15

Israelites cured by looking at one of brass. — Nu 21:8,9; Joh
3:14,15

Power over, given to the disciples. — Mr 16:18; Lu 10:19

Illustrative

Of the devil. — Ge 3:1; 2Co 11:3; Re 12:9; 20:2

Of hypocrites. — Mt 23:33

Of the tribe of Dan. — Ge 49:17

Of enemies who harass and destroy. — Isa 14:29; Jer 8:17

(Sharp tongue of,) of malice of the wicked. — Ps 140:3

(Poisonous bite of,) of baneful effects of wine. — Pr 23:21,32

Servants

Early mention of — Ge 9:25,26

Divided into

Male. — Ge 24:34; 32:5

Female. — Ge 16:6; 32:5

Bond. — Ge 43:18; Le 25:46

Hired. — Mr 1:20; Lu 15:17

Persons devoted to the service of another so called — Ps
119:49; Isa 56:6

The subjects of a prince or king so called — Ex 9:20; 11:8

Persons of low condition so called — Ec 10:7

Persons devoted to God so called — Ps 119:49; Isa 56:6; Ro 1:1

The term often used to express humility — Ge 18:3; 33:5; 1Sa
20:7; 1Ki 20:32

Hired

Called hireling. — Job 7:1; Joh 10:12,13

Engaged by the year. — Le 25:53; Isa 16:14

Engaged by the day. — Mt 20:2

Not to be oppressed. — De 24:14

To be paid without delay at the expiration of their service. —
Le 19:13; De 24:15

To be esteemed worthy of their hire. — Lu 10:7

To partake of the produce of the land in the sabbatical year. —
Le 25:6

If foreigners not allowed to partake of the passover or holy
things. — Ex 12:45; Le 22:10

Anxiety of, for the end of their daily toil, alluded to. — Job
7:2

Hebrew slaves serving their brethren to be treated as. — Le
25:39,40

Hebrew slaves serving strangers to be treated as. — Le
25:47,53

Often stood in the market place waiting for employment. — Mt
20:1-3

Often will fed and taken care of. — Lu 15:17

Often oppressed and their wages kept back. — Mal 3:5; Jas 5:4

Slaves or bond

Called bondmen. — Ge 43:18; 44:9

By birth. — Ge 14:14; Ps 116:16; Jer 2:14

By purchase. — Ge 17:27; 37:36

Captives taken in war often kept as. — De 20:14; 2Ki 5:2

Strangers sojourning in Israel might be purchased as. — Le
25:45

Persons belonging to other nations might be purchased as. — Le
25:44

Persons unable to pay their debts liable to be sold as. — 2Ki
4:1; Ne 5:4,5; Mt 18:25

Thieves unable to make restitution were sold as. — Ex 22:3

More valuable than hired servants. — De 15:18

When Israelites not to be treated with rigour. — Le
25:39,40,46

When Israelites to have their liberty after six years service.
— Ex 21:2; De 15:12

Israelites sold as, refusing their liberty, to have their ears
bored to the door. — Ex 21:5,6; De 15:16,17

Israelites sold to strangers as, might be redeemed by their
nearest of kin. — Le 25:47-55

All Israelites sold as, to be free at the jubilee. — Le
25:10,40,41,54

Could not when set free demand wives or children procured during
servitude. — Ex 21:3,4

To be furnished liberally, when their servitude expired. — De
15:13,14

When foreigners to be circumcised. — Ge 17:13,27; Ex 12:44

To be allowed to rest on the Sabbath. — Ex 20:10

To participate in all national rejoicings. — De 12:18;
16:11,14

Persons of distinction had many. — Ge 14:14; Ec 2:7

Engaged in the most menial offices. — 1Sa 25:41; Joh 13:4,5

Maimed of injured by masters to have their freedom. — Ex
21:26,27

Masters to be recompensed for injury done to. — Ex 21:32

Laws respecting the killing of. — Ex 21:20,21

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

Seeking protection not to be delivered up to masters. — De
23:15

Custom of branding, alluded to. — Ga 6:17

Sometimes rose to rank and station. — Ec 10:7

Sometimes intermarried with their master’s family. — 1Ch
2:34,35

Laws respecting marriage with female. — Ex 21:7-11

Seizing and stealing of men for, condemned and punished by the
law. — Ex 21:16; De 24:7; 1Ti 1:10

Laws respecting, often violated. — Jer 34:8-16

Bond, illustrative

Of Christ. — Ps 40:6; Heb 10:5; Php 2:7,8

Of saints. — 1Co 6:20; 7:23

Of the wicked. — 2Pe 2:19; Ro 6:16,19

Christ condescended to the office of — Mt 20:28; Lu 22:27; Joh
13:5; Php 2:7

Are inferior to their masters — Lu 22:27

Should follow Christ’s example — 1Pe 2:21

Duties of, to masters

To pray for them. — Ge 24:12

To honour them. — Mal 1:6; 1Ti 6:1

To revere them the more, when they are believers. — 1Ti 6:2

To be subject to them. — 1Pe 2:18

To obey them. — Eph 6:5; Tit 2:9

To attend to their call. — Ps 123:2

To please them well in all things. — Tit 2:9

To sympathise with them. — 2Sa 12:18

To prefer their business to their own necessary food. — Ge
24:33

To bless God for mercies shown to them. — Ge 24:27,48

To be faithful to them. — Lu 16:10-12; 1Co 4:2; Tit 2:10

To be profitable to them. — Lu 19:15,16,18; Phm 1:11

To be anxious for their welfare. — 1Sa 25:14-17; 2Ki 5:2,3

To be earnest in transacting their business. — Ge 24:54-56

To be prudent in the management of their affairs. — Ge
24:34-49

To be industrious in labouring for them. — Ne 4:16,23

To be kind and attentive to their guests. — Ge 43:23,24

To be submissive even to the froward. — Ge 16:6,9; 1Pe 2:18

Not to answer them rudely. — Tit 2:9

Not to serve them with eye-service, as men-pleasers. — Eph 6:6;
Col 3:22

Not to defraud them. — Tit 2:10

Should be contented in their situation — 1Co 7:20,21

Should be compassionate to their fellows — Mt 18:33

Should serve

For conscience towards God. — 1Pe 2:19

In the fear of God. — Eph 6:5; Col 3:22

As the servants of Christ. — Eph 6:5,6

Heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men. — Eph 6:7; Col 3:23

As doing the will of God from the heart. — Eph 6:6

In singleness of heart. — Eph 6:5; Col 3:22

With good will. — Eph 6:7

When patient under injury are acceptable to God — 1Pe 2:19,20

When Good

Are the servants of Christ. — Col 3:24

Are brethren beloved in the Lord. — Phm 1:16

Are the Lord’s freemen. — 1Co 7:22

Are partakers of gospel privileges. — 1Co 12:13; Ga 3:28; Eph
6:8; Col 3:11

Deserve the confidence of their masters. — Ge 24:2,4,10; 39:4

Often exalted. — Ge 41:40; Pr 17:2

Often advanced by master. — Ge 39:4,5

To be honoured. — Ge 24:31; Pr 27:18

Bring God’s blessing upon their masters. — Ge 30:27,30; 39:3

Adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things. — Tit
2:10

Have God with them. — Ge 31:42; 39:21; Ac 7:9,10

Are prospered by God. — Ge 39:3

Are protected by God. — Ge 31:7

Are guided by God. — Ge 24:7,27

Are blessed by God. — Mt 24:46

Are mourned over after death. — Ge 35:8

Shall be rewarded. — Eph 6:8; Col 3:24

The property of masters increased by faithful — Ge 30:29,30

Characteristics of wicked servants

Eye-service. — Eph 6:6; Col 3:22

Men-pleasers. — Eph 6:6; Col 3:22

Deceit. — 2Sa 19:26; Ps 101:6,7

Quarrelsomeness. — Ge 13:7; 26:20

Covetousness. — 2Ki 5:20

Lying. — 2Ki 5:22,24

Stealing. — Tit 2:10

Gluttony. — Mt 24:49

Unmerciful to their fellows. — Mt 18:30

Will not submit to correction. — Pr 29:19

Do not bear to be exalted. — Pr 30:21,22; Isa 3:5

Shall be punished. — Mt 24:50

Good — Exemplified

Eliezer. — Ge 24:1-67

Deborah. — Ge 24:59; 35:8

Jacob. — Ge 31:36-40

Joseph. — Ge 39:3; Ac 7:10

Servants of Boaz. — Ru 2:4

Jonathan’s armour bearer. — 1Sa 14:6,7

David’s servants. — 2Sa 12:18

Captive maid. — 2Ki 5:2-4

Servants of Naaman. — 2Ki 5:13

Servants of Centurion. — Mt 8:9

Servants of Cornelius. — Ac 10:7

Onesimus after his conversion. — Phm 1:11

Bad — Exemplified

Servants of Abraham and Lot. — Ge 13:7

Servants of Abimelech. — Ge 21:25

Absalom’s servants [Absalom’s servants obeyed a bad master; they
were bad men rather than bad servants]. — 2Sa 13:28,29; 14:30

Ziba. — 2Sa 16:1-4

Servants of Shimei. — 1Ki 2:39

Jeroboam. — 1Ki 11:26

Zimri. — 1Ki 16:9

Gehazi. — 2Ki 5:20

Servants of Amon. — 2Ki 21:23

Job’s servants. — Job 19:16

Servants of the High Priest. — Mr 14:65

Onesimus before his conversion. — Phm 1:11

Sheep

Clean and used as food — De 14:4

Described as

Innocent. — 2Sa 24:17

Sagacious. — Joh 10:4,5

Agile. — Ps 114:4,6

Being covered with a fleece. — Job 31:20

Remarkably prolific. — Ps 107:41; 144:13; Song 4:2; Eze 36:37

Bleating of, alluded to — Jdj 5:16; 1Sa 15:14

Under man’s care from the earliest age — Ge 4:4

Constituted a great part of patriarchal wealth — Ge 13:5;
24:25; 26:14

Males of called rams — 1Sa 15:22; Jer 51:40

Females of, called ewes — Ps 78:71

Young of, called lambs — Ex 12:3; Isa 11:6

Places celebrated for

Kedar. — Eze 27:21

Bashan. — De 32:14

Nebaioth. — Isa 60:7

Bozrah. — Mic 2:12

Flesh of, extensively used as food — 1Sa 25:18; 1Ki 1:19; 4:23;
Ne 5:18; Isa 22:13

Milk of, used as food — De 32:14; Isa 7:21,22; 1Co 9:7

Skins of, worn as clothing by the poor — Heb 11:37

Skins of, made into a covering for the tabernacle — Ex 25:5;
36:10; 39:34

Wool of, made into clothing — Job 31:20; Pr 31:13; Eze 34:3

Offered in sacrifice from the earliest age — Ge 4:4; 8:20;
15:9,10

Offered in sacrifice under the law — Ex 20:24; Le 1:10; 1Ki
8:5,63

Flocks of

Attended by members of the family. — Ge 29:9; Ex 2:16; 1Sa
16:11

Attended by servants. — 1Sa 17:20; Isa 61:5

Guarded by dogs. — Job 30:1

Kept in folds or cotes. — 1Sa 24:3; 2Sa 7:8; Joh 10:1

Conducted to the richest pastures. — Ps 23:2

Fed on the mountains. — Ex 3:1; Eze 34:6,13

Fed in the valleys. — Isa 65:10

Frequently covered the pastures. — Ps 65:13

Watered every day. — Ge 29:8-10; Ex 2:16,17

Made to rest at noon. — Ps 23:2; Song 1:7

Followed the shepherd. — Joh 10:4,27

Fled from strangers. — Joh 10:5

Washed and shorn every year — Song 4:2

Firstlings of, not to be shorn — De 15:19

Firstlings of, not to be redeemed — Nu 18:17

Firstlings of, could not be dedicated as a free-will offering —
Le 27:26

Tithe of, given to the Levites — 2Ch 31:4-6

First wool of, given to the priests — De 18:4

Time of shearing, a time of rejoicing — 1Sa 25:2,11,36; 2Sa
13:23

Were frequently

Given as presents. — 2Sa 17:29; 1Ch 12:40

Given as tribute. — 2Ki 3:4; 2Ch 17:11

Destroyed by wild beasts. — Jer 50:17; Mic 5:8; Joh 10:12

Taken in great numbers in war. — Jdj 6:4; 1Sa 14:32; 1Ch 5:21;
2Ch 14:15

Cut off by disease. — Ex 9:3

False prophets assume the simple appearance — Mt 7:15

Illustrative

Of the Jews. — Ps 74:1; 78:52; 79:13

Of the people of Christ. — Joh 10:7-26; 21:16,17; Heb 13:20;
1Pe 5:2

Of the wicked in their death. — Ps 49:14

Of those under God’s judgment. — Ps 44:1

(In patience and simplicity,) of patience, of Christ. — Isa
53:7

(In proneness to wander,) of those who depart from God. — Ps
119:176; Isa 53:6; Eze 34:16

(Lost,) of the unregenerate. — Mt 10:6

(When found,) of restored sinners. — Lu 15:5,7

(Separation from the goats,) of the separation of saints from
the wicked. — Mt 25:32,33

Shepherds

Early mention of — Ge 4:2

Usually carried a scrip or bag — 1Sa 17:40

Carried a staff or rod — Le 27:32; Ps 23:4

Dwelt in tents while tending their flocks — Song 1:8; Isa
38:12

Members of the family both male and female acted as — Ge 29:6;
1Sa 16:11; 17:15

Had hired keepers under them — 1Sa 17:20

The unfaithfulness of hireling, alluded to — Joh 10:12

Care of the sheep by, exhibited in

Knowing them. — Joh 10:14

Going before and leading them. — Ps 77:20; 78:52; 80:1

Seeking out good pasture for them. — 1Ch 4:39-41; Ps 23:2

Numbering them when they return from pasture. — Jer 33:13

Watching over them by night. — Lu 2:8

Tenderness to the ewes in lamb, and to the young. — Ge
33:13,14; Ps 78:71

Defending them when attacked by wild beasts. — 1Sa 17:34-36; Am
3:12

Searching them out when lost and straying. — Eze 34:12; Lu
15:4,5

Attending them when sick. — Eze 34:16

An abomination to the Egyptians — Ge 46:34

Illustrative

Of God as leader of Israel. — Ps 77:20; 80:1

Of Christ as the good shepherd. — Eze 34:23; Zec 13:7; Joh
10:14; Heb 13:20

Of kings as the leaders of the people. — Isa 44:28; Jer 6:3;
49:19

Of ministers of the gospel. — Jer 23:4

(Searching out straying sheep,) of Christ seeking the lost. —
Eze 34:12; Lu 15:2-7

(Their care and tenderness,) of tenderness of Christ. — Isa
40:11; Eze 34:13-16

(Ignorant and foolish,) of bad ministers. — Isa 56:11; Jer
50:6; Eze 34:2,10; Zec 11:7,8,15-17

Shewbread

Twelve cakes of fine flour — Le 24:5

Called hallowed bread — 1Sa 21:4

Materials for, provided by the people — Le 24:8; Ne 10:32,33

Prepared by Levites — 1Ch 9:32; 23:29

Placed in two rows on the table by the priests — Ex 25:30;
40:23; Le 24:6

Table of

Dimensions of. — Ex 25:23

Covered with gold. — Ex 25:24

Had an ornamental border. — Ex 25:25

Had staves of shittim wood covered with gold. — Ex 25:28

Had rings of gold in the corners for the staves. — Ex 25:26,27

Had dishes, spoons, covers, and bowls of gold. — Ex 25:29

Placed in the north side of the tabernacle. — Ex 40:22; Heb
9:2

Directions for removing. — Nu 4:7

Pure frankincense placed on — Le 24:7

Was changed every Sabbath day — Le 24:8

After removal from the table given to the priests — Le 24:9

Not lawful for any but the priests to eat, except in extreme
cases — 1Sa 21:4-6; Mt 12:4

Illustrative of

Christ as the bread of life. — Joh 6:48

The Church. — 1Co 5:7; 10:17

Shields

A part of defensive armour — Ps 115:9; 140:7

Frequently made of, or covered with

Gold. — 2Sa 8:7; 1Ki 10:17

Brass. — 1Ki 14:27

Said to belong to God — Ps 47:9

Kinds of

The buckler or target. — 2Ch 9:15; 1Ch 5:18; Eze 26:8

The small shield. — 2Ch 9:16

Often borne by an armour bearer. — 1Sa 17:7

Before war

Gathered together. — Jer 51:11

Uncovered. — Isa 22:6

Repaired. — Jer 46:3

Anointed. — 2Sa 1:21; Isa 21:5

Often made red. — Na 2:3

Provided by the kings of Israel in great abundance — 2Ch 11:12;
26:14; 32:5

A disgrace to lose, or throw away — 2Sa 1:21

Of the vanquished, often burned — Eze 39:9

In times of peace were hung up in towers or armouries — Eze
27:10; Song 4:4

Were scarce in Israel in the days of Deborah and Barak — Jdj
5:8

Many of the Israelites used, with expertness — 1Ch 12:8,24,34;
2Ch 14:8; 25:5

Illustrative of

Protection of God. — Ge 15:1; Ps 33:20

Favour of God. — Ps 5:12

Truth of God. — Ps 91:4

Salvation of God. — 2Sa 22:36; Ps 18:35

Faith. — Eph 6:16

Ships

Probably originated from the ark made by Noah — Ge 7:17,18

Antiquity of, among the Jews — Ge 49:13; Jdj 5:17

Described as

Gallant. — Isa 33:21

Large. — Jas 3:4

Strong. — Isa 23:14

Swift. — Job 9:26

Solomon built a navy of — 1Ki 9:26

Mentioned in scripture

Of Chittim. — Nu 24:24; Da 11:30

Of Tarshish. — Isa 23:1; 60:9

Of Adramyttium. — Ac 27:2

Of Alexandria. — Ac 27:6

Of Chaldea. — Isa 43:14

Of Tyre. — 2Ch 8:18

Generally made of the fir tree — Eze 27:5

Sometimes made of bulrushes — Isa 18:2

The seams of, were caulked — Eze 27:9,27

Parts of mentioned

The forepart or foreship. — Ac 27:30,41

The hinder part or stern. — Ac 27:29,41

The hold or between the sides. — Jon 1:5

The mast. — Isa 33:23; Eze 27:5

The sails. — Isa 33:23; Eze 27:7

The tackling. — Isa 33:23; Ac 27:19

The rudder or helm. — Jas 3:4

The rudder-bands. — Ac 27:40

The anchors. — Ac 27:29,40

The boats. — Ac 27:30,32

The oars. — Isa 33:21; Eze 27:6

Often the property of individuals — Ac 27:11

Commanded by a master — Jon 1:6; Ac 27:11

Guided in their course by pilots — Eze 27:8,27-29

Governed and directed by the helm — Jas 3:4

Course of frequently directed by the heavenly bodies — Ac
27:20

Worked by mariners or sailors — Eze 27:9,27; Jon 1:5; Ac 27:30

Generally impelled by sails — Ac 27:2-7

Often impelled by oars — Jon 1:13; Joh 6:19

Navigated

Rivers. — Isa 33:21

Lakes. — Lu 5:1,2

The ocean. — Ps 104:26; 107:23

Soundings usually taken for, in dangerous places — Ac 27:28

Usually distinguished by signs or figure heads — Ac 28:11

Course of, through the midst of the sea, wonderful — Pr
30:18,19

Employed in

Trading. — 1Ki 22:48; 2Ch 8:18; 9:21

Fishing. — Mt 4:21; Lu 5:4-9; Joh 21:3-8

War. — Nu 24:24; Da 11:30,40

Carrying passengers. — Jon 1:3; Ac 27:2,6; 28:11

The hinder part of, occupied by the passengers — Mr 4:38

Endangered by

Storms. — Jon 1:4; Mr 4:37,38

Quicksands. — Ac 27:17

Rocks. — Ac 27:29

When damaged were sometimes undergirded with cables — Ac 27:17

Were often wrecked — 1Ki 22:48; Ps 48:7; Ac 27:41-44; 2Co
11:25

Illustrative

Of industrious women. — Pr 31:14

(Wrecked,) of departure from the faith. — 1Ti 1:19

Shoes

Early use of — Ge 14:23

Called sandals — Mr 6:9; Ac 12:8

Soles of, sometimes plated with brass or iron — De 33:25

Bound round the feet with latchets or strings — Joh 1:27; Ac
12:8

Of ladies of distinction

Often made of badgers’ skins. — Eze 16:10

Often highly ornamental. — Song 7:1

Probably often adorned with tinkling ornaments. — Isa 3:18

Loosing of, for another a degrading office — Mr 1:17; Joh 1:27

Bearing, for another a degrading office, only performed by
slaves — Mt 3:11

The Jews

Put on, before beginning a journey. — Ex 12:11

Never wore, in mourning. — 2Sa 15:30; Isa 20:2,3; Eze 24:17,23

Put off, when they entered sacred places. — Ex 3:5; Jos 5:15

Worn out by a long journey — Jos 9:5,13

Of Israel preserved for forty years, while journeying in the
wilderness — De 29:5

Often given as bribes — Am 2:6; 8:6

Customs connected with

A man who refused to marry a deceased brother’s wife disgraced
by pulling off his shoes. — De 25:9,10

The right of redemption resigned by a man’s giving one of his
shoes to the next of kin. — Ru 4:7,8

The Apostles prohibited from taking for their journey more, than
the pair they had on — Mt 10:10; Mr 6:9; Lu 10:4

Illustrative

Of the preparation of the gospel. — Eph 6:15

Of the beauty conferred on saints. — Song 7:1; Lu 15:22

(Having blood on,) of being engaged in war and slaughter. — 1Ki
2:5

(Taken off,) of an ignominious and servile condition. — Isa
47:2; Jer 2:25

(Thrown over a place,) of subjection. — Ps 60:8; 108:9

Sickness

Sent by God — De 28:59-61; 32:39; 2Sa 12:15; Ac 12:23

The devil sometimes permitted to inflict — Job 2:6,7; Lu 9:39;
13:16

Often brought on by intemperance — Ho 7:5

Often sent as a punishment of sin — Le 26:14-16; 2Ch 21:12-15;
1Co 11:30

One of God’s four sore judgments on a guilty land — Eze
14:19-21

God

Promises to heal. — Ex 23:25; 2Ki 20:5

Heals. — De 32:39; Ps 103:3; Isa 38:5,9

Exhibits his mercy in healing. — Php 2:27

Exhibits his power in healing. — Lu 5:17

Exhibits his love in healing. — Isa 38:17

Often manifests saving grace to sinners during. — Job 33:19-24;
Ps 107:17-21

Permits saints to be tried by. — Job 2:5,6

Strengthens saints in. — Ps 41:3

Comforts saints in. — Ps 41:3

Hears the prayers of those in. — Ps 30:2; 107:18-20

Preserves saints in time of. — Ps 91:3-7

Abandons the wicked to. — Jer 34:17

Persecutes the wicked by. — Jer 29:18

Healing of, lawful on the Sabbath — Lu 13:14-16

Christ compassionate those in — Isa 53:4; Mt 8:16,17

Christ healed

Being present. — Mr 1:31; Mt 4:23

Not being present. — Mt 8:13

By imposition of hands. — Mr 6:5; Lu 13:13

With a touch. — Mt 8:3

Through the touch of his garment. — Mt 14:35,36; Mr 5:27-34

With a word. — Mt 8:8,13

Faith required in those healed of, by Christ — Mt 9:28,29; Mr
5:34; 10:52

Often incurable by human means — De 28:27; 2Ch 21:18

The Apostles were endued with power to heal — Mt 10:1; Mr
16:18,20

The power of healing

One of the miraculous gifts bestowed on the early Church. — 1Co
12:9,30; Jas 5:14,15

Saints

Acknowledge that, comes from God. — Ps 31:1-8; Isa 38:12,15

Are resigned under. — Job 2:10

Mourn under, with prayer. — Isa 38:14

Pray for recovery from. — Isa 38:2,3

Ascribe recovery from, to God. — Isa 38:20

Praise God for recovery from. — Ps 103:1-3; Isa 38:19; Lu
17:15

Thank God publicly for recovery form. — Isa 38:20; Ac 3:8

Feel for others in. — Ps 35:13

Visit those in. — Mt 25:36

Visiting those in, an evidence of belonging to Christ — Mt
25:34,36,40

Pray for those afflicted with — Ac 28:8; Jas 5:14,15

God’s aid should be sought in — 2Ch 16:12

The wicked

Have much sorrow, with. — Ec 5:17

Forsake those in. — 1Sa 30:13

Visit not those in. — Mt 25:43

Not visiting those in, an evidence of not belonging to Christ —
Mt 25:43,45

Illustrative of sin — Le 13:45,46; Isa 1:5; Jer 8:22; Mt 9:12

Sidonians, The

Descended from Sidon, son of Canaan — Ge 10:15; 1Ch 1:13

Formerly a part of the Phoenician nation — Mt 15:21,22; Mr
7:24,26

Dwelt on the sea coast — Lu 6:17; Ac 27:3

Cities of mentioned

Zidon. — Jos 11:8; 19:28

Zarephath or Sarepta. — 1Ki 17:9; Lu 4:26

Governed by kings. — Jer 25:22; 27:3

Character of

Careless and secure. — Jdj 18:7

Idolatrous. — 1Ki 11:5

Superstitious. — Jer 27:3,9

Wicked and impenitent. — Mt 11:21,22

Engaged in extensive commerce — Isa 23:2

Were skilful sailors — Eze 27:8

Supplied the Jews with timber — 1Ch 22:4; Ezr 3:7

Supplied from Judea with provisions — Ac 12:20; Eze 27:17

Territory of

Bordered on the land of Canaan. — Ge 10:19

Given by God to Israel. — Ge 49:13; Jos 13:6

Allotted to the tribe of Asher. — Jos 19:24,28

Visited by our Lord. — Mt 15:21

Israel unable to expel — Jdj 1:31; 3:3

Hostile and oppressive to God’s people — Jdj 10:12; Eze
28:22,24; Joe 3:5,6

Solomon intermarried with — 1Ki 11:1

Ahab intermarried with — 1Ki 16:31

Israel followed the idolatry of — Jdj 10:6; 1Ki 11:33

Predictions respecting

Territory of, to be given to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. —
Jer 27:3,6

Partaking with the other nations of God’s judgments. — Jer
25:22-28; Eze 32:20

All their helpers to be cut off. — Jer 47:4

That God should be glorified in the judgments upon them. — Eze
28:21-23

Their spoiling and oppression of the Jews to be fully
recompensed. — Joe 3:4,8

Many of, attended Christ’s ministry — Mr 3:8

Having revolted from Herod, were obliged to propitiate him — Ac
12:20

Sieges

Fenced cities invested by — 2Ki 18:13

Threatened as a punishment — De 28:52

Described as

Encamping against. — 2Sa 12:28; 2Ch 32:1

Pitching against. — 2Ki 25:1

Compassing about with armies. — 2Ki 6:14; Lu 21:20

Setting in array against. — Jer 50:9

Being against round about. — Jer 51:2

Often lasted for a long time — 2Ki 17:5

Great noise and tumult of, alluded to — Joe 2:5

Those engaged in

Built forts and mounts. — Eze 4:2; 26:8

Dug a trench round the city. — Lu 19:43

Invested the city on every side. — Eze 23:24

Cut off all supplies. — 2Ki 19:24

Frequently laid ambushes. — Jdj 9:34

Called upon the city to surrender. — 1Ki 20:2,3; 2Ki 18:18,20

Employed battering rams against the walls. — Eze 4:2; 26:9

Cast arrows and other missiles into the city. — 2Ki 19:32

Often suffered much during. — Eze 29:18

The Jews forbidden to cut down fruit trees for the purpose of —
De 20:19,20

Extreme difficulty of taking cities by, alluded to — Pr 18:19

Cities invested by

Repaired and newly fortified beforehand. — 2Ch 32:5; Isa
22:9,10; Na 3:14

Supplied with water beforehand. — Na 3:14

The inhabitants of, cut off beforehand supplies of water
outside, useful to besiegers. — 2Ch 32:3,4

Were strictly shut up. — Jos 6:1

Walls of, defended by the inhabitants. — 2Sa 11:20,21; 2Ki
18:26; 2Ch 32:18

Sometimes used ambushes or sorties. — Jer 51:12

Often suffered from famine. — 2Ki 6:26-29; 25:3; Eze 6:12

Often suffered from pestilence. — Jer 21:6; 32:24

Often demanded terms of peace. — 1Sa 11:1-3

Frequently taken by ambush. — Jdj 9:43,44

Frequently taken by assault. — Jos 10:35; 2Sa 12:29

Frequently helped by allies. — 1Sa 11:11; 23:5

Inhabitants of, exhorted to be courageous. — 2Ch 32:6-8

Cities taken by

Given up to pillage. — Jer 50:26,27

Inhabitants of, often put to the sword. — Jos 10:28,30,32,35;
Jer 50:30

Frequently broken down. — Jdj 9:45

Frequently destroyed by fire. — Jos 8:19

Sometimes sown with salt. — Jdj 9:45

Sometimes called after the name of the captor. — 2Sa 12:28

Mentioned in scripture

Jericho. — Jos 6:2-20

Ai. — Jos 7:2-4; 8:1-19

Makkedah. — Jos 10:28

Libnah. — Jos 10:29,30

Lachish. — Jos 10:31,32

Eglon. — Jos 10:34,35

Hebron. — Jos 10:36,37

Debir. — Jos 10:38,39

Shechem. — Jdj 9:34,45

Thebez. — Jdj 9:50

Jabesh-gilead. — 1Sa 11:1

Keilah. — 1Sa 23:1

Ziklag. — 1Sa 30:1,2

Rabbah. — 2Sa 11:1; 12:26-29

Gibbethon. — 1Ki 16:15

Tirzah. — 1Ki 16:17

Samaria. — 1Ki 20:1; 2Ki 6:24; 17:5

Ramoth-gilead. — 1Ki 22:4,29

Cities of Israel in Galilee. — 2Ki 15:29

Cities of Judah. — 2Ki 18:13

Jerusalem. — 2Ki 24:10,11; 25:1,2

Illustrative Of

The omnipresence of God. — Ps 139:5

The judgments of God. — Mic 5:1

Zion in her affliction. — Isa 1:8

Silver

Veins of, found in the earth — Job 28:1

Generally found in an impure state — Pr 25:4

Comparative value of — Isa 60:17

Described as

White and shining. — Ps 68:13,14

Fusible. — Eze 22:20,22

Malleable. — Jer 10:9

Purified by fire — Pr 17:3; Zec 13:9

Purified, called

Refined silver. — 1Ch 29:4

Choice silver. — Pr 8:19

Tarshish carried on extensive commerce in — Jer 10:9; Eze
27:12

The patriarchs rich in — Ge 13:2; 24:35

Used as money from the earliest times — Ge 23:15,16; 37:28; 1Ki
16:24

Very abundant in the reign of Solomon — 1Ki 10:21,22,27; 2Ch
9:20,21,27

The working in, a trade — Ac 19:24

Made into

Cups. — Ge 44:2

Dishes. — Nu 7:13,84,85

Bowls. — Nu 7:13,84

Thin plates. — Jer 10:9

Chains. — Isa 40:19

Wires (alluded to). — Ec 12:6

Sockets for the boards of the tabernacle. — Ex 26:19,25,32;
36:24,26,30,36

Ornaments and hooks for the pillars of the tabernacle. — Ex
27:17; 38:19

Candlesticks. — 1Ch 28:15

Tables. — 1Ch 28:16

Beds or couches. — Es 1:6

Vessels. — 2Sa 8:10; Ezr 6:5

Idols. — Ps 115:4; Isa 2:20; 30:22

Ornaments for the person. — Ex 3:22

Given by the Israelite for making the tabernacle — Ex 25:3;
35:24

Given by David and his subjects for making the temple — 1Ch
28:14; 29:2,6-9

Taken in war often consecrated to God — Jos 6:19; 2Sa 8:11; 1Ki
15:15

Taken in war purified by fire — Nu 31:22,23

Often given as presents — 1Ki 10:25; 2Ki 5:5,23

Tribute often paid in — 2Ch 17:11; Ne 5:15

Illustrative

Of the words of the Lord. — Ps 12:6

Of the tongue of the just. — Pr 10:20

Of good rulers. — Isa 1:22,23

Of the Medo-Persian kingdom. — Da 2:32,39

Of saints purified by affliction. — Ps 66:10; Zec 13:9

(Labour of seeking for,) of diligence required for attaining
knowledge. — Pr 2:4

(Reprobate,) of the wicked. — Jer 6:30

(Dross of,) of the wicked. — Isa 1:22; Eze 22:18

Wisdom to be esteemed more than — Job 28:15; Pr 3:14; 8:10,19;
16:16

Simeon, the Tribe Of

Descended from Jacob’s second son by Leah — Ge 29:33

Predictions respecting — Ge 49:5-7

Persons selected from

To number the people. — Nu 1:6

To spy out the land. — Nu 13:5

To divide the land. — Nu 34:20

Formed part of the second division of Israel in their journeys
— Nu 10:18,19

Encamped under the standard of Reuben south of the tabernacle —
Nu 2:12

Strength of, on leaving Egypt — Nu 1:22,23; 2:13

Offering of, at the dedication — Nu 7:36-41

Families of — Nu 26:12-13

Strength of, on entering Canaan — Nu 26:14

Plagued for following the idolatry, of Midian, which accounts
for their decrease — Nu 25:9,14; 26:14; 1:23

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

Inheritance of, within Judah — Jos 19:1-8

Bounds of their inheritance with cities and villages — Jos
19:2-8; 1Ch 4:28-33

United with Judah in expelling the Canaanites from their
inheritance — Jdj 1:3,17

Many of, at the coronation of David — 1Ch 12:25

Officer appointed over, by David — 1Ch 27:16

Part of, united with Judah under Asa — 2Ch 15:9

Josiah purged their land of idols — 2Ch 34:6

Part of, destroyed the remnant of the Amalekites, and dwelt in
their land — 1Ch 4:39-43

Simplicity

Is opposed to fleshly wisdom — 2Co 1:12

Necessity for — Mt 18:2,3

Should be exhibited

In preaching the gospel. — 1Th 2:3-7

In acts of benevolence. — Ro 12:8

In all our conduct. — 2Co 1:12

Concerning our own wisdom. — 1Co 3:18

Concerning evil. — Ro 16:19

Concerning malice. — 1Co 14:20

Exhortation to — Ro 16:19; 1Pe 2:2

They who have the grace of

Are made wise by God. — Mt 11:25

Are made wise by the word of God. — Ps 19:7; 119:130

Are preserved by God. — Ps 116:6

Made circumspect by instruction. — Pr 1:4

Profit by the correction of others. — Pr 19:25; 21:11

Beware of being corrupted from that, which is in Christ — 2Co
11:3

Illustrated — Mt 6:22

Exemplified

David. — Ps 131:1,2

Jeremiah. — Jer 1:6

The Christians. — Ac 2:46; 4:32

Paul. — 2Co 1:12

Sin

Is the transgression of the law — 1Jo 3:4

Is of the devil — 1Jo 3:8; Joh 8:44

All unrighteousness is — 1Jo 5:17

Omission of what we know to be good is — Jas 4:17

Whatever is not of faith is — Ro 14:23

The thought of foolishness is — Pr 24:9

All the imaginations of the unrenewed heart are — Ge 6:5; 8:21

Described as

Coming from the heart. — Mt 15:19

The fruit of lust. — Jas 1:15

The sting of death. — 1Co 15:56

Rebellion against God. — De 9:7; Jos 1:18

Works of darkness. — Eph 5:11

Dead works. — Heb 6:1; 9:14

The abominable thing that God hates. — Pr 15:9; Jer 44:4,11

Reproaching the Lord. — Nu 15:30; Ps 74:18

Defiling. — Pr 30:12; Isa 59:3

Deceitful. — Heb 3:13

Disgraceful. — Pr 14:34

Often very great. — Ex 32:20; 1Sa 2:17

Often mighty. — Am 5:12

Often manifold. — Am 5:12

Often presumptuous. — Ps 19:13

Sometimes open and manifest. — 1Ti 5:24

Sometimes secret. — Ps 90:8; 1Ti 5:24

Besetting. — Heb 12:1

Like scarlet and crimson. — Isa 1:18

Reaching to heaven. — Re 18:5

Entered into the world by Adam — Ge 3:6,7; Ro 5:12

All men are conceived and born in — Ge 5:3; Job 15:14; 25:4; Ps
51:5

All men are shapen in — Ps 51:5

Scripture concludes all under — Ga 3:22

No man is without — 1Ki 8:46; Ec 7:20

Christ alone was without — 2Co 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26; 1Jo 3:5

God

Abominates. — De 25:16; Pr 6:16-19

Marks. — Job 10:14

Remembers. — Re 18:5

Is provoked to jealousy by. — 1Ki 14:22

Is provoked to anger by. — 1Ki 16:2

Alone can forgive. — Ex 34:7; Da 9:9; Mic 7:18; Mr 2:7

Recompenses. — Jer 16:18; Re 18:6

Punishes. — Isa 13:11; Am 3:2

The Law

Is transgressed by every. — Jas 2:10,11; 1Jo 3:4

Gives knowledge of. — Ro 3:20; 7:7

Shows exceeding sinfulness of. — Ro 7:13

Made to restrain. — 1Ti 1:9,10

By its strictness stirs up. — Ro 7:5,8,11

Is the strength of. — 1Co 15:56

Curses those guilty of. — Ga 3:10

No man can cleanse himself from — Job 9:30,31; Pr 20:9; Jer
2:22

No man can atone for — Mic 6:7

God has opened a fountain for — Zec 13:1

Christ was manifested to take away — Joh 1:29; 1Jo 3:5

Christ’s blood redeems from — Eph 1:7

Christ’s blood cleanses from — 1Jo 1:7

Saints

Made free from. — Ro 6:18

Dead to. — Ro 6:2,11; 1Pe 2:24

Profess to have ceased from. — 1Pe 4:1

Cannot live in. — 1Jo 3:9; 5:18

Resolve against. — Job 34:32

Ashamed of having committed. — Ro 6:21

Abhor themselves on account of. — Job 42:6; Eze 20:43

Have yet the remains of, in them. — Ro 7:17,23; Ga 5:17

The fear of God restrains — Ex 20:20; Ps 4:4; Pr 16:6

The word of God keeps from — Ps 17:4; 119:11

The Holy Spirit convinces of — Joh 16:8,9

If we say that we have no, we make God a liar — 1Jo 1:10

Confusion of face belongs to those guilty of — Da 9:7,8

Should be

Confessed. — Job 33:27; Pr 28:13

Mourned over. — Ps 38:18; Jer 3:21

Hated. — Ps 97:10; Pr 8:13; Am 5:15

Abhorred. — Ro 12:9

Put away. — Job 11:14

Departed from. — Ps 34:14; 2Ti 2:19

Avoided even in appearance. — 1Th 5:22

Guarded against. — Ps 4:4; 39:1

Striven against. — Heb 12:4

Mortified. — Ro 8:13; Col 3:5

Wholly destroyed. — Ro 6:6

Specially strive against besetting — Heb 12:1

Aggravated by neglecting advantages — Lu 12:47; Joh 15:22

Guilt of concerning — Job 31:33; Pr 28:13

We should pray to God

To search for, in our hearts. — Ps 139:23,24

To make us know our. — Job 13:23

To forgive our. — Ex 34:9; Lu 11:4

To keep us from. — Ps 19:13

To deliver us from. — Mt 6:13

To cleanse us from. — Ps 51:2

Prayer hindered by — Ps 66:18; Isa 59:2

Blessings withheld on account of — Jer 5:25

The wicked

Servants to. — Joh 8:34; Ro 6:16

Dead in. — Eph 2:1

Guilty of, in everything they do. — Pr 21:4; Eze 21:24

Plead necessity for. — 1Sa 13:11,12

Excuse. — Ge 3:12,13; 1Sa 15:13-15

Encourage themselves in. — Ps 64:5

Defy God in committing. — Isa 5:18,19

Boast of. — Isa 3:9

Make a mock at. — Pr 14:9

Expect impunity in. — Ps 10:11; 50:21; 94:7

Cannot cease from. — 2Pe 2:14

Heap up. — Ps 78:17; Isa 30:1

Encouraged in, by prosperity. — Job 21:7-15; Pr 10:16

Led by despair to continue in. — Jer 2:25; 18:12

Try to conceal, from God. — Ge 3:8,10; Job 31:33

Throw the blame of, on God. — Ge 3:12; Jer 7:10

Throw the blame of, on others. — Ge 3:12,13; Ex 32:22-24

Tempt others to. — Ge 3:6; 1Ki 16:2; 21:25; Pr 1:10-14

Delight in those who commit. — Ps 10:3; Ho 7:3; Ro 1:32

Shall bear the shame of. — Eze 16:52

Shall find out the wicked — Nu 32:23

Ministers should warn the wicked to forsake — Eze 33:9; Da
4:27

Leads to

Shame. — Ro 6:21

Disquiet. — Ps 38:3

Disease. — Job 20:11

The ground was cursed on account of — Ge 3:17,18

Toil and sorrow originated in — Ge 3:16,17,19; Job 14:1

Excludes from heaven — 1Co 6:9,10; Ga 5:19-21; Eph 5:5; Re
21:27

When finished brings forth death — Jas 1:15

Death, the wages of — Ro 6:23

Death, the punishment of — Ge 2:17; Eze 18:4

Sincerity

Christ was an example of — 1Pe 2:22

Ministers should be examples of — Tit 2:7

Opposed to fleshly wisdom — 2Co 1:12

Should characterise

Our love to God. — 2Co 8:8,24

Our love to Christ. — Eph 6:24

Our service to God. — Jos 24:14; Joh 4:23,24

Our faith. — 1Ti 1:5

Our love to one another. — Ro 12:9; 1Pe 1:22; 1Jo 3:18

Our whole conduct. — 2Co 1:12

The preaching of the gospel. — 2Co 2:17; 1Th 2:3-5

A characteristic of the doctrines of the gospel — 1Pe 2:2

The gospel sometimes preached without — Php 1:16

The wicked devoid of — Ps 5:9; 55:21

Exhortations to — Ps 34:13; 1Co 5:8; 1Pe 2:1

Pray for, on behalf of others — Php 1:10

Blessedness of — Ps 32:2

Exemplified

Men of Zebulun. — 1Ch 12:33

Hezekiah. — Isa 38:3

Nathanael. — Joh 1:47

Paul. — 2Co 1:12

Timothy. — 2Ti 1:5

Lois and Eunice. — 2Ti 1:5

The Redeemed. — Re 14:5

Sin Offering

Probable origin of — Ge 4:4,7

Was offered

For sins of ignorance. — Le 4:2,13,22,27

At the consecration of priests. — Ex 29:10,14; Le 8:14

At the consecration of Levites. — Nu 8:8

At the expiration of a Nazarite’s vow. — Nu 6:14

On the day of atonement. — Le 16:3,9

Was a most holy sacrifice — Le 6:25,29

Consisted of

A young bullock for priests. — Le 4:3; 9:2,8; 16:3,6

A young bullock or he-goat for the congregation. — Le 4:14;
16:9; 2Ch 29:23

A male kid for a ruler. — Le 4:23

A female kid or female lamb for a private person. — Le 4:28,32

Sins of the offerer transferred to, by imposition of hands — Le
4:4,15,24,29; 2Ch 29:23

Was killed in the same place as the burnt-offering — Le 4:24;
6:25

The blood of

For a priest or for the congregation, brought by the priest into
the tabernacle. — Le 4:5,16

For a priest or for the congregation, sprinkled seven times
before the Lord, outside the vail, by the priest with his
finger. — Le 4:6,17

For a priest of for the congregation, put upon the horns of the
altar of burnt offering by the priest with his finger. — Le
4:25,30

In every case poured at the foot of the altar of burnt offering.
— Le 4:7; 18:25,30; 9:9

Fat of the inside, kidneys, burned on the altar of burnt
offering — Le 4:8-10,19,26,31; 9:10

When for a priest or the congregation, the skin, carcass, burned
without the camp — Le 4:11,12,21; 6:30; 9:11

Was eaten by the priests in a holy place, when its blood had not
been brought into the tabernacle — Le 6:26,29,30

Aaron, &c rebuked for burning and not eating that of the
congregation, its blood not having been brought into the
tabernacle — Le 10:16-18; 9:9,15

Whatever touched the flesh of, was rendered holy — Le 6:27

Garments sprinkled with the blood of, to be washed — Le 6:27

Laws respecting the vessels used for boiling the flesh of — Le
6:28

Was typical of Christ’s sacrifice — 2Co 5:21; Heb 13:11-13

Sins, National

Pervade all ranks — Isa 1:5; Jer 5:1-5; 6:13

Often caused and encouraged by rulers — 1Ki 12:26-33; 14:16;
2Ch 21:11-13; Pr 29:12

Often caused by prosperity — De 32:15; Ne 9:28; Jer 48:11; Eze
16:49; 28:5

Defile

The land. — Le 18:25; Nu 35:33,34; Ps 106:38; Isa 24:5; Mic
2:10

The people. — Le 18:24; Eze 14:11

National worship. — Isa 1:10-15; Am 5:21,22; Hag 2:14

Aggravated by privileges — Isa 5:4-7; Eze 20:11-13; Am 2:4;
3:1,2; Mt 11:21-24

Lead the heathen to blaspheme — Eze 36:20,23; Ro 2:24

Are a reproach to a people — Pr 14:34

Should be

Repented of. — Jer 18:8; Jon 3:5

Mourned over. — Joe 2:12

Confessed. — Le 26:40; De 30:2; Jdj 10:10; 1Ki 8:47,48

Turned from. — Isa 1:16; Ho 14:1,2; Jon 3:10

Saints especially mourn over — Ps 119:136; Eze 9:4

Ministers should

Mourn over. — Eze 10:6; Jer 13:17; Eze 6:11; Joe 2:17

Testify against. — Isa 30:8,9; 58:1; Eze 2:3-5; 22:2; Jon 1:2

Try to turn the people from. — Jer 23:22

Pray for forgiveness of. — Ex 32:31,32; Joe 2:17

National prayer rejected on account of — Isa 1:15; 59:2

National worship rejected on account of — Isa 1:10-14; Jer
6:19,20; 7:9-14

Cause the withdrawal of privileges — La 2:9; Am 8:11; Mt
23:37-39

Bring down national judgments — Mt 23:35,36; 27:25

Denunciations against — Isa 1:24; 30:1; Jer 5:9; 6:27-30

Punishment for — Isa 3:8; Jer 12:17; 25:12; Eze 28:7-10

Punishment for, averted on repentance — Jdj 10:15,16; 2Ch
12:6,7; Ps 106:43-46; Jon 3:10

Exemplified

Sodom and Gomorrah. — Ge 18:20; 2Pe 2:6

Children of Israel. — Ex 16:8; 32:31

Nations of Canaan. — De 9:4

Kingdom of Israel. — 2Ki 17:8-12; Ho 4:1,2

Kingdom of Judah. — 2Ki 17:19; Isa 1:2-7

Moab. — Jer 48:29,30

Babylon. — Jer 51:6,13,52

Tyre. — Eze 28:2

Nineveh. — Na 3:1

Slander

An abomination to God — Pr 6:16,19

Forbidden — Ex 23:1; Eph 4:31; Jas 4:11

Includes

Whispering. — Ro 1:29; 2Co 12:20

Backbiting. — Ro 1:30; 2Co 12:20

Evil surmising. — 1Ti 6:4

Tale-bearing. — Le 19:16

Babbling. — Ec 10:11

Tattling. — 1Ti 5:13

Evil speaking. — Ps 41:5; 109:20

Defaming. — Jer 20:10; 1Co 4:13

Bearing false witness. — Ex 20:16; De 5:20; Lu 3:14

Judging charitably. — Jas 4:11,12

Raising false reports. — Ex 23:1

Repeating matters. — Pr 17:9

Is a deceitful work — Ps 52:2

Comes from the evil heart — Mt 15:19; Lu 6:45

Often arises from hatred — Ps 41:7; 109:3

Idleness leads to — 1Ti 5:13

The wicked addicted to — Ps 50:20; Jer 6:28; 9:4

Hypocrites addicted to — Pr 11:9

A characteristic of the devil — Re 12:10

The wicked love — Ps 52:4

They who indulge in, are fools — Pr 10:18

They who indulge in, not to be trusted — Jer 9:4

Women warned against — Tit 2:3

Minister’s wives should avoid — 1Ti 3:11

Christ was exposed to — Ps 35:11; Mt 26:60

Rulers exposed to — 2Pe 2:10; Jude 1:8

Ministers exposed to — Ro 3:8; 2Co 6:8

The nearest relations exposed to — Ps 50:20

Saints exposed to — Ps 38:12; 109:2; 1Pe 4:4

Saints

Should keep their tongue from. — Ps 34:13; 1Pe 3:10

Should lay aside. — Eph 4:31; 1Pe 2:1

Should be warned against. — Tit 3:1,2

Should give no occasion for. — 1Pe 2:12; 3:16

Should return good for. — 1Co 4:13

Blessed in enduring. — Mt 5:11

Characterised as avoiding. — Ps 15:1,3

Should not be listened to — 1Sa 24:9

Should be discountenanced with anger — Pr 25:23

Effects of

Separating friends. — Pr 16:28; 17:9

Deadly wounds. — Pr 18:8; 26:22

Strife. — Pr 26:20

Discord among brethren. — Pr 6:19

Murder. — Ps 31:13; Eze 22:9

The tongue of, is a scourge — Job 5:21

Is venomous — Ps 140:3; Ec 10:11

Is destructive — Pr 11:9

End of, is mischievous madness — Ec 10:13

Men shall give account for — Mt 12:36; Jas 1:26

Punishment for — De 19:16-21; Ps 101:5

Illustrated — Pr 12:18; 25:18

Exemplified

Laban’s Sons. — Ge 31:1

Doeg. — 1Sa 22:9-11

Princes of Ammon. — 2Sa 10:3

Ziba. — 2Sa 16:3

Children of Belial. — 1Ki 21:13

Enemies of the Jews. — Ezr 4:7-16

Gashmu. — Ne 6:6

Haman. — Es 3:8

David’s enemies. — Ps 31:13

Jeremiah’s enemies. — Jer 38:4

Jews. — Mt 11:18,19

Witnesses against Christ. — Mt 26:59-61

Priests. — Mr 15:3

Enemies of Stephen. — Ac 6:11

Enemies of Paul. — Ac 17:7

Tertullus. — Ac 24:2,5

Sobriety

Commanded — 1Pe 1:13; 5:8

The gospel designed to teach — Tit 2:11,12

With watchfulness — 1Th 5:6

With prayer — 1Pe 4:7

Required in

Ministers. — 1Ti 3:2,3; Tit 1:8

Wives of ministers. — 1Ti 3:11

Aged men. — Tit 2:2

Young men. — Tit 2:6

Young women. — Tit 2:4

All saints. — 1Th 5:6,8

Women should exhibit, in dress — 1Ti 2:9

We should estimate our character and talents with — Ro 12:3

We should live in — Tit 2:12

Motives to — 1Pe 4:7; 5:8

Spear

An offensive weapon — 2Sa 23:8,18

First mention of, in Scripture — Jos 8:18

Parts of mentioned

The staff of wood. — 1Sa 17:7

The head of iron or brass. — 1Sa 17:7; 2Sa 21:16

Probably pointed at both ends — 2Sa 2:23

Called the glittering spear — Job 39:23; Hab 3:11

Different kinds of

Lances. — Jer 50:42

Javelins. — Nu 25:7; 1Sa 18:10

Darts. — 2Sa 18:14; Job 41:26,29

Those who used, called spearmen — Ps 68:30; Ac 23:23

Frequently used by horse soldiers — Na 3:3

Furbished before war — Jer 46:4

Pruning-hooks made into, before war — Joe 3:10

Made into pruning-hooks in peace — Isa 2:4; Mic 4:3

The Israelites

Acquainted with the making of. — 1Sa 13:19

Frequently used. — Ne 4:13,16

Ill provided with, in the times of Deborah and Saul. — Jdj 5:8;
1Sa 13:22

Provided by the kings of Israel in great abundance — 2Ch 11:12;
32:5

Frequently thrown from the hand — 1Sa 18:11; 19:10

Often retained in the hand of the person using — Nu 25:7; 2Sa
2:23

Stuck in the ground beside the bolster during sleep — 1Sa
26:7-11

Illustrative of the bitterness of the wicked — Ps 57:4

Stars, The

Infinite in number — Ge 15:5; Jer 33:2

God

Created. — Ge 1:16; Ps 8:3; 148:5

Set, in the firmament of heaven. — Ge 1:17

Appointed to give light by night. — Ge 1:16,14; Ps 136:9; Jer
31:35

Numbers and names. — Ps 147:4

Established, for ever. — Ps 148:3,6; Jer 31:36

Obscures. — Job 9:7

Revolve in fixed orbits — Jdj 5:20

Shine in the firmament of heaven — Da 12:3

Appear of different magnitudes — 1Co 15:41

Appear after sunset — Ne 4:21; Job 3:9

Called

The host of heaven. — De 17:3; Jer 33:22

Stars of light. — Ps 148:3

Stars of heaven. — Isa 13:10

When grouped together called constellations — 2Ki 23:5; Isa
13:10

Exhibit the greatness of God’s power — Ps 8:3; Isa 40:26

Made to praise God — Ps 148:3

Impure in the sight of God — Job 25:5

Mentioned in scripture

Morning star. — Re 2:28

Arcturus. — Job 9:9; 38:32

Pleiades. — Job 9:9; 38:31; Am 5:8

Orion. — Job 9:9; 38:31; Am 5:8

Mazzaroth. — Job 38:32

One of extraordinary brightness appeared at Christ’s birth — Mt
2:2,9

Idolaters worshipped — Jer 8:2; 19:13

The Israelites forbidden to worship — De 4:19; 17:2-4

Punishment for worshipping — De 17:5-7

False gods frequently worshipped under the representation of —
Am 5:26; Ac 7:43

Astrology and star-gazing practised by the Babylonians — Isa
47:13

Use of, in navigation, alluded to — Ac 27:20

Illustrative

Of Christ. — Nu 24:17

Of angels. — Job 38:7

Of ministers. — Re 1:16,20; 2:1

Of princes and subordinate governors. — Da 8:10; Re 8:12

(Bright and morning star,) of Christ. — Re 22:16

(Morning star,) of glory to be given to faithful saints. — Re
2:28

(Shining of,) of the reward of faithful ministers. — Da 12:3

(Withdrawing their light,) of severe judgments. — Isa 13:10;
Eze 32:7; Joe 2:10; 3:15

(Setting the nest amongst,) of pride and carnal security. — Ob
1:4

(Wandering,) of false teachers. — Jude 1:13

Steadfastness

Exhibited by God in all his purposes and ways — Nu 23:19; Da
6:26; Jas 1:17

Commanded — Php 4:1; 2Th 2:15; Jas 1:6-8

Godliness necessary to — Job 11:13-15

Secured by

The power of God. — Ps 55:22; 62:2; 1Pe 1:5; Jude 1:24

The presence of God. — Ps 16:8

Trust in God. — Ps 26:1

The intercession of Christ. — Lu 22:31,32

A characteristic of saints — Job 17:9; Joh 8:31

Should be manifested

In cleaving to God. — De 10:20; Ac 11:23

In the work of the Lord. — 1Co 15:58

In continuing in the Apostles’ doctrine. — Ac 2:42

In holding fast our profession. — Heb 4:14; 10:23

In holding fast the confidence and rejoicing of the hope. — Heb
3:6,14

In keeping the faith. — Col 2:5; 1Pe 5:9

In standing fast in the faith. — 1Co 16:13

In holding fast what is good. — 1Th 5:21

In maintaining Christian liberty. — Ga 5:1

In striving for the faith of the gospel. — Php 1:27; Jude 1:3

Even under affliction. — Ps 44:17-19; Ro 8:35-37; 1Th 3:3

Saints pray for — Ps 17:5

Saints praise God for — Ps 116:8

Ministers

Exhorted to. — 2Ti 1:13,14; Tit 1:9

Should exhort to. — Ac 13:43; 14:22

Should pray for, in their people. — 1Th 3:13; 2Th 2:17

Encouraged by, in their people. — 1Th 3:8

Rejoiced by, in their people. — Col 2:5

The wicked devoid of — Ps 78:8,37

Principle of — Illustrated — Mt 7:24,25; Joh 15:4; Col 2:7

Want of — Illustrated — Lu 8:6,13; Joh 15:6; 2Pe 2:17; Jude
1:12

Exemplified

Caleb. — Nu 14:24

Joshua. — Jos 24:15

Josiah. — 2Ki 22:2

Job. — Job 2:3

David. — Ps 18:21,22

Shadrach. — Da 3:18

Daniel. — Da 6:10

The Christians. — Ac 2:42

Corinthians. — 1Co 15:1

Colossians. — Col 2:5

Those who overcame Satan. — Re 12:11

Strangers In Israel

All foreigners sojourning in Israel were counted as — Ex 12:49

Under the care and protection of God — De 10:18; Ps 146:9

Very numerous in Solomon’s reign — 2Ch 2:17

Chiefly consisted of

The remnant of the mixed multitude who came out of Egypt. — Ex
12:38

The remnant of the nations of the land. — 1Ki 9:20; 2Ch 8:7

Captives taken in war. — De 21:10

Foreign servants. — Le 25:44,45

Persons who sought employment among the Jews. — 1Ki 7:13; 9:27

Persons who came into Israel for the sake of religious
privileges. — 1Ki 8:41

Laws respecting

Not to practise idolatrous rites. — Le 20:2

Not to blaspheme God. — Le 24:16

Not to eat blood. — Le 17:10-12

Not to eat the passover while uncircumcised. — Ex 12:43,44

Not to work on the Sabbath. — Ex 20:10; 23:12; De 5:14

Not to be vexed or oppressed. — Ex 22:21; 23:9; Le 19:33

Not to be chosen as kings in Israel. — De 17:15

To be loved. — Le 19:34; De 10:19

To be relieved in distress. — Le 25:35

Subject to the civil law. — Le 24:22

To have justice done to them in all disputes. — De 1:16; 24:17

To enjoy the benefit of the cities of refuge. — Nu 35:15

To have the gleaning of the harvest. — Le 19:10; 23:22; De
24:19-22

To participate in the rejoicings of the people. — De 14:29;
16:11,14; 26:11

To have the law read to them. — De 31:12; Jos 8:32-35

The Jews might purchase and have them as slaves. — Le 25:44,45

The Jews might take usury from. — De 23:20

Might purchase Hebrew servants subject to release. — Le
25:47,48

Might offer their burnt-offerings on the altar of God. — Le
17:8; 22:18; Nu 15:14

Allowed to eat what died of itself. — De 14:21

Motives urged on the Jews for being kind to — Ex 22:21; 23:9

Admitted to worship in the outer court of the temple — 1Ki
8:41-43; Re 11:2; Eph 2:14

Were frequently employed in public works — 1Ch 22:2; 2Ch 2:18

The Jews condemned for oppressing — Ps 94:6; Eze 22:7,29

Strife

Christ, an example of avoiding — Isa 42:2; Mt 12:15-19; Lu
9:52-56; 1Pe 2:23

Forbidden — Pr 3:30; 25:8

A work of the flesh — Ga 5:20

An evidence of a carnal spirit — 1Co 3:3

Existed in the church — 1Co 1:11

Excited by

Hatred. — Pr 10:12

Pride. — Pr 13:10; 28:25

Wrath. — Pr 15:18; 30:33

Frowardness. — Pr 16:28

A contentious disposition. — Pr 26:21

Tale-bearing. — Pr 26:20

Drunkenness. — Pr 23:29,30

Lusts. — Jas 4:1

Curious questions. — 1Ti 6:4; 2Ti 2:23

Scorning. — Pr 22:10

Difficulty of stopping, a reason for avoiding it — Pr 17:14

Shameful in saints — 2Co 12:20; Jas 3:14

Saints should

Avoid. — Ge 13:8; Eph 4:3

Avoid questions that lead to. — 2Ti 2:14

Not walk in. — Ro 13:13

Not act from. — Php 2:3

Do all things without. — Php 2:14

Submit to wrong rather than engage in. — Pr 20:22; Mt 5:39,40;
1Co 6:7

Seek God’s protection from. — Ps 35:1; Jer 18:19

Praise God for protection from. — 2Sa 22:44; Ps 18:43

Saints kept from tongues of — Ps 31:20

Ministers should

Avoid. — 1Ti 3:3; 2Ti 2:24

Avoid questions that lead to. — 2Ti 2:23; Tit 3:9

Not preach through. — Php 1:15,16

Warn against. — 1Co 1:10; 2Ti 2:14

Reprove. — 1Co 1:11,12; 3:3; 11:17,18

Appeased by slowness to anger — Pr 15:18

It is honourable to cease from — Pr 20:3

Hypocrites make religion a pretence for — Isa 58:4

Fools engage in — Pr 18:6

Evidences a love of transgression — Pr 17:19

Leads to

Blasphemy. — Le 24:10,11

Injustice. — Hab 1:3,4

Confusion and every evil work. — Jas 3:16

Violence. — Ex 21:18,22

Mutual destruction. — Ga 5:15

Temporal blessing embittered by — Pr 17:1

Excludes from heaven — Ga 5:20,21

Promoters of, should be expelled — Pr 22:10

Punishment for — Ps 55:9

Strength and violence of — Illustrated — Pr 17:14; 18:19

Danger of joining in — Illustrated — Pr 26:17

Exemplified

Herdmen of Abram and of Lot. — Ge 13:7

Herdmen of Gerar and of Isaac. — Ge 26:20

Laban and Jacob. — Ge 31:36

Two Hebrews. — Ex 2:13

Israelites. — De 1:12

Judah and Israel. — 2Sa 19:41-43

Disciples. — Lu 22:24

Judaising Teachers. — Ac 15:2

Paul and Barnabas. — Ac 15:39

Pharisees and Sadducees. — Ac 23:7

Corinthians. — 1Co 1:11; 6:6

Summer

Made by God — Ps 74:17

Yearly return of, secured by covenant — Ge 8:22

Characterised By

Excessive heat. — Jer 17:8

Excessive drought. — Ps 32:4

Approach of, indicated by shooting out of leaves on trees — Mt
24:32

Many kinds of fruit were ripe and used during — 2Sa 16:1; Jer
40:10; 48:32

The ancients had houses or apartments suited to — Jdj 3:20,24;
Am 3:15

The ant provided her winter food during — Pr 6:8; 30:25

The wise are diligent during — Pr 10:5

Illustrative of seasons of grace — Jer 8:20

Sun, The

Called the greater light — Ge 1:16

God

Created. — Ge 1:14,16; Ps 74:16

Placed in the firmament. — Ge 1:17

Appointed to rule the day. — Ge 1:16; Ps 136:8; Jer 31:35

Appointed to divide seasons. — Ge 1:14

Exercises sovereign power over. — Job 9:7

Causes, to rise both on evil and good. — Mt 5:45

Causes to know its time of setting. — Ps 104:19

Made to praise and glorify God — Ps 148:3

The power and brilliancy of its rising alluded to — Jdj 5:31;
2Sa 23:4

Clearness of its light alluded to — Song 6:10

Compared to a bridegroom coming forth from his chamber — Ps
19:5

Compared to a strong man rejoicing to run a race — Ps 19:5

Diffuses light and heat to all the earth — Ps 19:6

The rays of

Pleasant to man. — Job 30:28; Ec 11:7

Produce and ripen fruits. — De 33:14

Soften and melt some substances. — Ex 16:21

Wither and burn up the herbs of the field. — Mr 4:6; Jas 1:11

Change the colour of the skin. — Song 1:6

Frequently destructive to human life. — 2Ki 4:18-20; Ps 121:6;
Isa 49:10

Indicates the hours of the day by the shadow on the dial — 2Ki
20:9

The Jews

Commenced their day with the rising of. — Ge 19:23,24,27,28;
Jdj 9:33

Commenced their evening with the setting of. — Ge 28:11; De
24:13; Mr 1:32

Expressed the east by rising of. — Nu 21:11; De 4:41,47; Jos
12:1

Expressed the west by setting of. — Jas 1:4

Expressed the whole earth by, from rising of, to setting of. —
Ps 50:1; 113:3; Isa 45:6

Forbidden to worship. — De 4:19; 17:3

Made images of. — 2Ch 14:5; 34:4

Consecrated chariots and horses, as symbols of. — 2Ki 23:11

Worshipped. — 2Ki 23:5; Jer 8:2

Worshippers of, turned their faces towards the east — Eze 8:16

Miracles connected with

Standing still for a whole day in the valley of Ajalon. — Jos
10:12,13

Shadow put back on the dial. — 2Ki 20:11

Darkened at the crucifixion. — Lu 23:44,45

Illustrative

Of God’s favour. — Ps 84:11

Of Christ’s coming. — Mal 4:2

Of the glory of Christ. — Mt 17:2; Re 1:16; 10:1

Of supreme rulers. — Ge 37:9; Isa 13:10

(Its clearness,) of the purity of the church. — Song 6:10

(Its brightness,) of the future glory of saints. — Da 12:3; Mt
13:43

(Its power,) of the triumph of saints. — Jdj 5:31

(Darkened,) of severe calamities. — Eze 32:7; Joe 2:10,31; Mt
24:29; Re 9:2

(Going down at noon,) of premature destruction. — Jer 15:9; Am
8:9

(No more going down,) of perpetual blessedness. — Isa 60:20

(Before or in sight of,) of public ignominy. — 2Sa 12:11,12;
Jer 8:2

Swearing Falsely

Forbidden — Le 19:12; Nu 30:2; Mt 5:33

Hateful to God — Zec 8:17

We should not love — Zec 8:17

Fraud often leads to — Le 6:2,3

Saints abstain from — Jos 9:20; Ps 15:4

Blessedness of abstaining from — Ps 24:4,5

The wicked

Addicted to. — Jer 5:2; Ho 10:4

Plead excuses for. — Jer 7:9,10

Shall be judged on account of. — Mal 3:5

Shall be cut off for. — Zec 5:3

Shall have a curse upon their houses for. — Zec 5:4

False witnesses guilty of — De 19:16,18

Exemplified

Saul. — 1Sa 19:6,10

Shimei. — 1Ki 2:41-43

Jews. — Eze 16:59

Zedekiah. — Eze 17:13-19

Peter. — Mt 26:72,74

Swearing, Profane

Of all kinds is desecration of God’s name and is forbidden — Ex
20:7; Mt 5:34-36; 23:21,22; Jas 5:12

The wicked

Addicted to. — Ps 10:7; Ro 3:14

Love. — Ps 109:17

Clothe themselves with. — Ps 109:18

Guilt of — Ex 20:7; De 5:11

Woe denounced against — Mt 23:16

Nations visited for — Jer 23:10; Ho 4:1-3

Punishment for — Le 24:16,23; Ps 59:12; 109:17,18

Exemplified

Son of Israelitish woman. — Le 24:11

Gehazi. — 2Ki 5:20

Peter. — Mt 26:74

Swine

When wild inhabited the woods — Ps 80:13

Unclean and not to be eaten — Le 11:7,8

Described

Fierce and ungenerous. — Mt 7:6

Filthy in its habits. — 2Pe 2:22

Destructive to agriculture. — Ps 80:13

Fed upon husks — Lu 15:16

Sacrificing of, and abomination — Isa 66:3

Kept in large herds — Mt 8:30

Herding of, considered as the greatest degradation to a Jew —
Lu 15:15

The Gergesenes punished for having — Mt 8:31,32; Mr 5:11,14

The ungodly Jews condemned for eating — Isa 65:4; 66:17

Illustrative of

The wicked. — Mt 7:6

Hypocrites. — 2Pe 2:22

Sword, The

Probable origin — Ge 3:24

Was pointed — Eze 21:15

Frequently had two edges — Ps 149:6

Described as

Sharp. — Ps 57:4

Bright. — Na 3:3

Glittering. — De 32:41; Job 20:25

Oppressive. — Jer 46:16

Hurtful. — Ps 144:10

Carried in a sheath or scabbard — 1Ch 21:27; Jer 47:6; Eze
21:3-5

Suspended from the girdle — 1Sa 17:39; 2Sa 20:8; Ne 4:18; Ps
45:3

Was used

By the patriarchs. — Ge 34:25; 48:22

By the Jews. — Jdj 20:2; 2Sa 24:9

By heathen nations. — Jdj 7:22; 1Sa 15:33

For self-defence. — Lu 22:36

For destruction of enemies. — Nu 21:24; Jos 6:21

For punishing criminals. — 1Sa 15:33; Ac 12:2

Sometimes for self-destruction. — 1Sa 31:4,5; Ac 16:27

Hebrews early acquainted with making of — 1Sa 13:19

In time of war, plough shares made into — Joe 3:10

In time of peace made into plough shares — Isa 2:4; Mic 4:3

Sharpened and furbished before going to war — Ps 7:12; Eze
21:9

Was brandished over the head — Eze 32:10

Was thrust through enemies — Eze 16:40

Often threatened as a punishment — Le 26:25,33; De 32:25

Often sent as a punishment — Ezr 9:7; Ps 78:62

Was one of God’s four sore judgments — Eze 14:21

Those slain by, communicated ceremonial uncleanness — Nu 19:16

Illustrative

Of the word of God. — Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12

Of the word of Christ. — Isa 49:2; Re 1:16

Of the justice of God. — De 32:41; Zec 13:7

Of the protection of God. — De 33:29

Of war and contention. — Mt 10:34

Of severe and heavy calamities. — Eze 5:2,17; 14:17; 21:9

Of deep mental affliction. — Lu 2:35

Of the wicked. — Ps 17:13

Of the tongue of the wicked. — Ps 57:4; 64:3; Pr 12:18

Of persecuting spirit of the wicked. — Ps 37:14

Of the end of the wicked. — Pr 5:4

Of false witnesses. — Pr 25:18

Of judicial authority. — Ro 13:4

(Drawing of,) of war and destruction. — Le 26:33; Eze 21:3-5

(Putting, into its sheath,) of peace and friendship. — Jer
47:6

(Living by,) of rapine. — Ge 27:40

(Not departing from one’s house,) of perpetual calamity. — 2Sa
12:10

Synagogues

Places in which the Jews assembled for worship — Ac 13:5,14

Early notice of their existence — Ps 74:8

Probably originated in the schools of the prophets — 1Sa
19:18-24; 2Ki 4:23

Revival of, after the captivity — Ne 8:1-8

Service of, consisted of

Prayer. — Mt 6:5

Reading the word of God. — Ne 8:18; 9:3; 13:1; Ac 15:21

Expounding the word of God. — Ne 8:8; Lu 4:21

Praise and thanksgiving. — Ne 9:5

Service in, on the Sabbath day — Lu 4:16; Ac 13:14

Governed by

A president or chief ruler. — Ac 18:8,17

Ordinary rulers. — Mr 5:22; Ac 13:15

Provided with a minister, who had charge of the sacred books —
Lu 4:17,20

Had seats fro the congregation — Ac 13:14

Chief seats in, reserved for elders — Mt 23:6

The portion of Scripture for the day sometimes read by one of
the congregation — Lu 4:16

Strangers were invited to address the congregation in — Ac
13:15

Christ often

Attended. — Lu 4:16

Preached and taught in. — Mt 4:23; Mr 1:39; Lu 13:10

Performed miracles in. — Mt 12:9,10; Mr 1:23; Lu 13:11

The Apostles frequently taught and preached in — Ac 9:20; 13:5;
17:1,17

Often used as courts of justice — Ac 9:2; Jas 2:2

Offenders were often

Given up to, for trial. — Lu 12:11; 21:12

Punished in. — Mt 10:17; 23:34; Ac 22:19

Expelled from. — Joh 9:22,34; 12:42; 16:2

The building of, considered a noble and meritorious work — Lu
7:5

Sometimes several, in the same city — Ac 6:9; 9:2

Each sect had its own — Ac 6:9

Syria

Originally included Mesopotamia — Ge 25:20; 28:5; De 26:5; Ac
7:2

More properly the country around Damascus — 2Sa 8:6

Damascus the capital of — Isa 7:8

Abana and Pharpar rivers of — 2Ki 5:12

Governed by kings — 1Ki 22:31; 2Ki 5:1

Inhabitants of

Called Syrians. — 2Sa 10:11; 2Ki 5:20

Called Syrians of Damascus. — 2Sa 8:5

An idolatrous people. — Jdj 10:6; 2Ki 5:18

A warlike people. — 1Ki 20:23,25

A commercial people. — Eze 27:18

Spoke the Syriack language. — 2Ki 18:26; Ezr 4:7; Da 2:4

Israel followed the idolatry of — Jdj 10:6

David

Destroyed the army of, which assisted Hadadezer. — 2Sa 8:5

Garrisoned and made tributary. — 2Sa 8:6

Dedicated the spoils of. — 2Sa 8:11,12

Obtained renown by his victory over. — 2Sa 8:13

Sent Joab against the armies of, hired by the Ammonites. — 2Sa
10:6-14

Destroyed a second army of. — 2Sa 10:15-19

Asa sought aid of, against Israel — 1Ki 15:18-20

Elijah anointed Hazael king over, by divine direction — 1Ki
19:15

Benhadad king of, besieged Samaria — 1Ki 20:1-12

The Israelites

Under Ahab encouraged and assisted by God, overcame. — 1Ki
20:13-20

Forewarned of invasion by, at the return of the year. — 1Ki
20:22-25

Insignificant before. — 1Ki 20:26,27

Encouraged and assisted by God overcame a second time. — 1Ki
20:28-30

Craftily drawn into a league with. — 1Ki 20:31-43

At peace with, for three years. — 1Ki 22:1

Under Ahab sought to recover Ramoth-gilead from. — 1Ki 22:3-29

Defeated by, and Ahab slain. — 1Ki 22:30-36

Harassed by frequent incursions of. — 2Ki 5:2; 6:23

Heard the secrets of, from Elisha. — 2Ki 6:8-12

God smote with blindness those sent against Elisha by the king
of — 2Ki 6:14,18-20

Besieged Samaria again — 2Ki 6:24-29

Army of, miraculously routed — 2Ki 7:5,6

Death of the king of, and the cruelty of his successor foretold
by Elisha — 2Ki 8:7,15

Joram king of Israel in seeking to recover Ramothgilead from,
severely wounded — 2Ki 8:28,29; 9:15

Israel delivered into the hands of, for the sins of Jehoahaz —
2Ki 13:3,7,22

A saviour raised up for Israel against — 2Ki 13:5,23-25

Elisha predicted to Joash his three victories over — 2Ki
13:14-19

Joined with Israel against Ahaz and besieged Jerusalem — 2Ki
16:5; Isa 7:12

Retook Elath and drove out the Jews — 2Ki 16:6

Subdued and its inhabitants taken captive by Assyria — 2Ki
16:9

Prophecies respecting

Destruction of Rezin king of. — Isa 7:8,16

Ceasing to be a kingdom. — Isa 17:1-3

Terror and dismay in, occasioned by its invasion. — Jer
49:23,24

Destruction of its inhabitants. — Jer 49:26

Plundering of Damascus. — Isa 8:4

Burning of Damascus. — Jer 49:27; Am 1:4

Its calamities, the punishments of its sins. — Am 1:3

Its inhabitants to be captives. — Am 1:3

Its history in connection with the Macedonia empire. — Da
11:6-45

Subdued and governed by the Romans — Lu 2:2

Gospel preached and many churches founded in — Ac 15:23,41

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