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Glorify

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1: δοξάζω
(Strong's #1392 — Verb — doxazo — dox-ad'-zo )

primarily denotes "to suppose" (from doxa, "an opinion"); in the NT (a) "to magnify, extol, praise" (see doxa below), especially of "glorifying;" God, i.e., ascribing honor to Him, acknowledging Him as to His being, attributes and acts, i.e., His glory (see GLORY), e.g., Matthew 5:16 ; 9:8 ; 15:31 ; Romans 15:6,9 ; Galatians 1:24 ; 1 Peter 4:16 ; the Word of the Lord, Acts 13:48 ; the Name of the Lord, Revelation 15:4 ; also of "glorifying" oneself, John 8:54 ; Revelation 18:7 ; (b) "to do honor to, to make glorious, e.g., Romans 8:30 ; 2 Corinthians 3:10 ; 1 Peter 1:8 , "full of glory," Passive Voice (lit., "glorified"); said of Christ, e.g., John 7:39 ; 8:54 , RV, "glorifieth," for AV, "honor" and "honoreth" (which would translate timao, "to honor"); of the Father, e.g., John 13:31,32 ; 21:19 ; 1 Peter 4:11 ; of "glorifying" one's ministry, Romans 11:13 , RV, "glorify" (AV, "magnify"); of a member of the body, 1 Corinthians 12:26 , "be honored" (RV marg., "be glorified").

"As the glory of God is the revelation and manifestation of all that He has and is ..., it is said of a Self-revelation in which God manifests all the goodness that is His, John 12:28 . So far as it is Christ through whom this is made manifest, He is said to glorify the Father, John 17:1,4 ; or the Father is glorified in Him, John 13:31 ; 14:13 ; and Christ's meaning is analogous when He says to His disciples, 'Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; and so shall ye be My disciples,' John 15:8 . When doxazo is predicated of Christ ..., it means simply that His innate glory is brought to light, is made manifest; cp. John 11:4 . So John 7:39 ; 12:16,23 ; 13:31 ; 17:1,5 . It is an act of God the Father in Him. ... As the revelation of the Holy Spirit is connected with the glorification of Christ, Christ says regarding Him, "He shall glorify Me,' John 16:14 " (Cremer).

2: ἐνδοξάζομαι
(Strong's #1740 — Verb — endoxazo — en-dox-ad'-zo )

No. 1 prefixed by en, "in," signifies, in the Passive Voice, "to be glorified," i.e., to exhibit one's glory; it is said of God, regarding His saints in the future, 2 Thessalonians 1:10 , and of the name of the Lord Jesus as "glorified" in them in the present, 2 Thessalonians 1:12 .

3: συνδοξάζω
(Strong's #4888 — Verb — sundoxazo — soon-dox-ad'-zo )

"to glorify together" (sun, "with"), is used in Romans 8:17 .


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Glorify'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/g/glorify.html. 1940.


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