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GLO'RY, n. L. gloria planus hence, bright, shining. Glory, then, is brightness, splendor. The L. floreo, to blossom, to flower, to flourish, is probably of the same family.

1. Brightness luster splendor.

The moon, serene in glory, mounts the sky.

For he received from God the Father honor and glory,when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory. 2 Peter 1

In this passage of Peter, the latter word glory refers to the visible splendor or bright cloud that overshadowed Christ at his transfiguration. The former word glory, though the same in the original, is to be understood in a figurative sense.

2. Splendor magnificence.

Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one

of these.

3. The circle of rays surrounding the head of a figure in painting.
4. Praise ascribed in adoration honor.

Glory to God in the highest. Luke 2 .

5. Honor praise fame renown celebrity. The hero pants for glory in the field. It was the glory of Howard to relieve the wretched.
6. The felicity of heaven prepared for the children of God celestial bliss.

Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel,and afterwards receive me to glory. Psalms 73

7. In scripture, the divine presence or the ark, the manifestation of it.

The glory is departed from Israel. 1 Samuel 4

8. The divine perfections or excellence.

The heavens declare the glory of God. Psalms 19

9. Honorable representation of God. 1 Corinthians 11.8 .
10. Distinguished honor or ornament that which honors or makes renowned that of which one may boast.

Babylon, the glory of kingdoms. Isaiah 13

11. Pride boastfulness arrogance as vain glory.
12. Generous pride.

GLO'RY, L. glorior, from gloria.

To exult with joy to rejoice.

Glory ye in his holy name. Psalms 105; 1 Chronicles 16 .

1. To boast to be proud of.

No one should glory in his prosperity.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Glory'. King James Dictionary.

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