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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Blessing

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(בּרכה , berākhāh ; εὐλογία , eulogı́a ): Sometimes means the form of words used in invoking the bestowal of good, as in Deuteronomy 33:1; Joshua 8:34; and James 3:10 . Sometimes it means the good or the benefit itself which has been conferred, as in Genesis 27:36 , "Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?" and Proverbs 10:22 , "The blessing of Yahweh, it maketh rich." "The cup of blessing" (τὸ ποτήριον τῆς εὐλογίας , tó potḗrion tḗs eulogı́as , a special use of the word in 1 Corinthians 10:16 ), means the cup for which we bless God, or which represents to us so much blessin g from God.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Blessing'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/b/blessing.html. 1915.

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