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Dictionaries :: Honor (Noun and Verb)

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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g5092 Greek: time

Honor (Noun and Verb):

primarily "a valuing," hence, objectively,

(a) "a price paid or received," e.g., Mat 27:6, 9; Act 4:34; 5:2, 3; 7:16, RV, "price" (AV, "sum"); Act 19:19; 1Cr 6:20; 7:23;

(b) of "the preciousness of Christ" unto believers, 1Pe 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, Col 2:23 (see extended note under INDULGENCE, No. 2);

(d) "honor, esteem,"

(1) used in ascriptions of worship to God, 1Ti 1:17; 6:16; Rev 4:9, 11; 5:13; 7:12; to Christ, Rev 5:12, 13;

(2) bestowed upon Christ by the Father, Hbr 2:9; 2Pe 1:17;

(3) bestowed upon man, Hbr 2:7;

(4) bestowed upon Aaronic priests, Hbr 5:4;

(5) to be the reward hereafter of "the proof of faith" on the part of tried saints, 1Pe 1:7, RV;

(6) used of the believer who as a vessel is "meet for the Master's use," 2Ti 2:21;

(7) to be the reward of patience in well-doing, Rom 2:7, and of working good (a perfect life to which man cannot attain, so as to be justified before God thereby), Rom 2:10;

(8) to be given to all to whom it is due, Rom 13:7 (see 1Pe 2:17, under B, No. 1);

(9) as an advantage to be given by believers one to another instead of claiming it for self, Rom 12:10;

(10) to be given to elders that rule well ("double honor"), 1Ti 5:17 (here the meaning may be an honorarium);

(11) to be given by servants to their master, 1Ti 6:1;

(12) to be given to wives by husbands, 1Pe 3:7;

(13) said of the husband's use of the wife, in contrast to the exercise of the passion of lust, 1Th 4:4 (some regard the "vessel" here as the believer's body);

(14) of that bestowed upon; parts of the body, 1Cr 12:23, 24;

(15) of that which belongs to the builder of a house in contrast to the house itself, Hbr 3:3;

(16) of that which is not enjoyed by a prophet in his own country, Jhn 4:44;

(17) of that bestowed by the inhabitants of Melita upon Paul and his fellow-passengers, in gratitude for his benefits of healing, Act 28:10;

(18) of the festive honor to be possessed by nations, and brought into the Holy City, the heavenly Jerusalem, Rev 21:26 (in some mss., ver. 24);

(19) of honor bestowed upon things inanimate, a potters' vessel, Rom 9:21; 2Ti 2:20.

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

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g1391 Greek: doxa

Honor (Noun and Verb):

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

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g5091 Greek: timao

Honor (Noun and Verb):

"to honor" (akin to A, No. 1), is used of

(a) valuing Christ at a price, Mat 27:9, cp. A, No. 1, (a);

(b) "honoring" a person:

(1) the "honor" done by Christ to the Father, Jhn 8:49;

(2) "honor" bestowed by the Father upon him who serves Christ, Jhn 12:26;

(3) the duty of all to "honor" the Son equally with the Father, Jhn 5:23;

(4) the duty of children to "honor" their parents, Mat 15:4; 19:19; Mar 7:10; 10:19; Luk 18:20; Eph 6:2;

(5) the duty of Christians to "honor" the king, and all men, 1Pe 2:17;

(6) the respect and material assistance to be given to widows "that are widows indeed," 1Ti 5:3;

(7) the "honor" done to Paul and his companions by the inhabitants of Melita, Act 28:10;

(8) mere lip profession of "honor" to God, Mat 15:8; Mar 7:6.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1392 Greek: doxazo

Honor (Noun and Verb):

"to glorify" (from doxa, A, No. 2), is rendered "honor" and "honoreth" in the AV of Jhn 8:54; in 1Cr 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 Rom 11:13, "magnify," AV.


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