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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Glory

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(Heb. kabhod; Gr. doxa).
  • Abundance, wealth, treasure, and hence honour (Psalm 49:12 ); glory (Genesis 31:1 ; Matthew 4:8 ; Revelation 21:24,26 ).

  • Honour, dignity (1 Kings 3:13 ; Hebrews 2:7 1 Peter 1:24 ); of God (Psalm 19:1 ; 29:1 ); of the mind or heart (Genesis 49:6 ; Psalm 7:5 ; Acts 2:46 ).

  • Splendour, brightness, majesty (Genesis 45:13 ; Isaiah 4:5 ; Acts 22:11 ; 2 co 3:7 ); of Jehovah (Isaiah 59:19 ; 60:1 ; 2 th. 1:9 ).

  • The glorious moral attributes, the infinite perfections of God (Isaiah 40:5 ; Acts 7:2 ; Romans 1:23 ; 9:23 ; Ephesians 1:12 ). Jesus is the "brightness of the Father's glory" (Hebrews 1:3 ; John 1:14 ; 2:11 ).

  • The bliss of heaven (Romans 2:7,10 ; 5:2 ; 8:18 ; Hebrews 2:10 ; 1 Peter 5:1,10 ).

  • The phrase "Give glory to God" (Joshua 7:19 ; Jeremiah 13:16 ) is a Hebrew idiom meaning, "Confess your sins." The words of the Jews to the blind man, "Give God the praise" (John 9:24 ), are an adjuration to confess. They are equivalent to, "Confess that you are an impostor," "Give God the glory by speaking the truth;" for they denied that a miracle had been wrought.


  • Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Glory'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/g/glory.html. 1897.

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