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Honor

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A — 1: τιμή
(Strong's #5092 — Noun Feminine — time — tee-may' )

primarily "a valuing," hence, objectively, (a) "a price paid or received," e.g., Matthew 27:6,9 ; Acts 4:34 ; 5:2,3 ; 7:16 , RV, "price" (AV, "sum"); Acts 19:19 ; 1 Corinthians 6:20 ; 7:23 ; (b) of "the preciousness of Christ" unto believers, 1 Peter 2:7 , RV, i.e., the honor and inestimable value of Christ as appropriated by believers, who are joined, as living stones, to Him the cornerstone; (c) in the sense of value, of human ordinances, valueless against the indulgence of the flesh, or, perhaps of no value in attempts at asceticism, Colossians 2:23 (see extended note under INDULGENCE , No. 2); (d) "honor, esteem," (1) used in ascriptions of worship to God, 1 Timothy 1:17 ; 6:16 ; Revelation 4:9,11 ; 5:13 ; 7:12 ; to Christ, Revelation 5:12,13 ; (2) bestowed upon Christ by the Father, Hebrews 2:9 ; 2 Peter 1:17 ; (3) bestowed upon man, Hebrews 2:7 ; (4) bestowed upon Aaronic priests, Hebrews 5:4 ; (5) to be the reward hereafter of "the proof of faith" on the part of tried saints, 1 Peter 1:7 , RV; (6) used of the believer who as a vessel is "meet for the Master's use," 2 Timothy 2:21 ; (7) to be the reward of patience in well-doing, Romans 2:7 , and of working good (a perfect life to which man cannot attain, so as to be justified before God thereby), Romans 2:10 ; (8) to be given to all to whom it is due, Romans 13:7 (see 1 Peter 2:17 , under B, No. 1); (9) as an advantage to be given by believers one to another instead of claiming it for self, Romans 12:10 ; (10) to be given to elders that rule well ("double honor"), 1 Timothy 5:17 (here the meaning may be an honorarium); (11) to be given by servants to their master, 1 Timothy 6:1 ; (12) to be given to wives by husbands, 1 Peter 3:7 ; (13) said of the husband's use of the wife, in contrast to the exercise of the passion of lust, 1 Thessalonians 4:4 (some regard the "vessel" here as the believer's body); (14) of that bestowed upon; parts of the body, 1 Corinthians 12:23,24 ; (15) of that which belongs to the builder of a house in contrast to the house itself, Hebrews 3:3 ; (16) of that which is not enjoyed by a prophet in his own country, John 4:44 ; (17) of that bestowed by the inhabitants of Melita upon Paul and his fellow-passengers, in gratitude for his benefits of healing, Acts 28:10 ; (18) of the festive honor to be possessed by nations, and brought into the Holy City, the heavenly Jerusalem, Revelation 21:26 (in some mss., ver. 24); (19) of honor bestowed upon things inanimate, a potters' vessel, Romans 9:21 ; 2 Timothy 2:20 . See PRECIOUSNESS , PRICE , SUM , VALUE.

Note: For entimos, "in honor," see HONORABLE , No. 2.

A — 2: δόξα
(Strong's #1391 — Noun Feminine — doxa — dox'-ah )

"glory," is translated "honor" in the AV of John 5:41,44 (twice); 8:54: 2 Corinthians 6:8 ; Revelation 19:7 ; the RV keeps to the word "glory," as the AV everywhere else. See GLORY.

B — 1: τιμάω
(Strong's #5091 — Verb — timao — tim-ah'-o )

"to honor" (akin to A, No. 1), is used of (a) valuing Christ at a price, Matthew 27:9 , cp. A, No. 1, (a); (b) "honoring" a person: (1) the "honor" done by Christ to the Father, John 8:49 ; (2) "honor" bestowed by the Father upon him who serves Christ, John 12:26 ; (3) the duty of all to "honor" the Son equally with the Father, John 5:23 ; (4) the duty of children to "honor" their parents, Matthew 15:4 ; 19:19 ; Mark 7:10 ; 10:19 ; Luke 18:20 ; Ephesians 6:2 ; (5) the duty of Christians to "honor" the king, and all men, 1 Peter 2:17 ; (6) the respect and material assistance to be given to widows "that are widows indeed," 1 Timothy 5:3 ; (7) the "honor" done to Paul and his companions by the inhabitants of Melita, Acts 28:10 ; (8) mere lip profession of "honor" to God, Matthew 15:8 ; Mark 7:6 .

B — 2: δοξάζω
(Strong's #1392 — Verb — doxazo — dox-ad'-zo )

"to glorify" (from doxa, A, No. 2), is rendered "honor" and "honoreth" in the AV of John 8:54 ; in 1 Corinthians 12:26 , however, in reference to the members of the body, both AV and RV have "honored" (RV marg., "glorified"). Everywhere else it is translated by some form of the verb "to glorify," "have glory," or "be made glorious," except in Romans 11:13 , "magnify," AV. See GLORIFY.


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

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