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Glory

Glory [N] [T] [B]

(Heb. kabhod; Gr. doxa).

  • Abundance, wealth, treasure, and hence honour ( Psalms 49:12 ); glory ( Genesis 31:1 ; Matthew 4:8 ; Revelation 21:24 Revelation 21:26 ).

  • Honour, dignity ( 1 Kings 3:13 ; Hebrews 2:7 1 Peter 1:24 ); of God ( Psalms 19:1 ; 29:1 ); of the mind or heart ( Genesis 49:6 ; Psalms 7:5 ; Acts 2:46 ).

  • Splendour, brightness, majesty ( Genesis 45:13 ; Isaiah 4:5 ; Acts 22:11 ; 2 co 3:7 ); of Jehovah ( Isaiah 59:19 ; 60:1 ; 2 th. 1:9 ).

  • The glorious moral attributes, the infinite perfections of God ( Isaiah 40:5 ; Acts 7:2 ; Romans 1:23 ; 9:23 ; Ephesians 1:12 ). Jesus is the "brightness of the Father's glory" ( Hebrews 1:3 ; John 1:14 ; 2:11 ).

  • The bliss of heaven ( Romans 2:7 Romans 2:10 ; 5:2 ; 8:18 ; Hebrews 2:10 ; 1 Peter 5:1 1 Peter 5:10 ).

  • The phrase "Give glory to God" ( Joshua 7:19 ; Jeremiah 13:16 ) is a Hebrew idiom meaning, "Confess your sins." The words of the Jews to the blind man, "Give God the praise" ( John 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.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook
    [B] indicates this entry was also found in Baker's Evangelical Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Glory". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .