Glory

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(Heb. kabhod; Gr. doxa).

  1. Abundance, wealth, treasure, and hence honour (Ps 49:12); glory (Gen 31:1; Mt 4:8; Rev 21:24, 26).
  2. Honour, dignity (1 Kg 3:13; Heb 2:7 1 Pet 1:24); of God (Ps 19:1; 29:1); of the mind or heart (Gen 49:6; Ps 7:5; Acts 2:46).
  3. Splendour, brightness, majesty (Gen 45:13; Isa 4:5; Acts 22:11; 2Cor 3:7); of Jehovah (Isa 59:19; 60:1; 2 Thes 1:9).
  4. The glorious moral attributes, the infinite perfections of God (Isa 40:5; Acts 7:2; Rom 1:23; 9:23; Eph 1:12). Jesus is the "brightness of the Father's glory" (Heb 1:3; Jn 1:14; 2:11).
  5. The bliss of heaven (Rom 2:7, 10; 5:2; 8:18; Heb 2:10; 1 Pet 5:1, 10).
  6. The phrase "Give glory to God" (Josh 7:19; Jer 13:16) is a Hebrew idiom meaning, "Confess your sins." The words of the Jews to the blind man, "Give God the praise" (Jn 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.


This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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