ABHOR‘, 1. To hate extremely, or with contempt; to lothe, detest or abominate. Romans 12:9. 2. To despise or neglect. Psalm 22:24. 3. To cast off or reject.
ARI’GHT, 1. Rightly; in a right form; without mistake or crime. Proverbs 15:2.
BEWA’RE, 1. Literally, to restrain or guard one’s self from. Hence, to regard with caution; to restrain one’s self from anything that may be dangerous, injurious or improper; to avoid; to take care; followed by of before the thing that is to be avoided. Beware of all, but more beware of man. Beware of false prophets; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees; beware of the concision.
BI’BLE, THE BOOK, by way of eminence; the sacred volume, in which are contained the revelations of God, the principles of Christian faith, and the rules of practice. It consists of two parts, called the Old and New Testaments. The bible should be the standard of language as well as of faith.
BRU’TISH, adjective Like a brute or beast; as a brutish form. 1. Insensible; stupid; as brutish men. 2. Unfeeling; savage; ferocious; brutal. 3. Gross; carnal; bestial. 4. Ignorant; uncivilized; untaught. Proverbs 12:1.
CALAMITY, noun 1. Any great misfortune, or cause of misery; generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evils, as loss of crops, earthquakes, conflagrations, defeat of armies, and the like. But it is applied also to the misfortunes which bring great distress upon individuals. The deliberations of calamity are rarely wise.
CHARITY 1. Any act of kindness, or benevolence. Colossians 3:14. 1 Timothy 1:5.
CIRCUMSPECTLY 1. Cautiously; with watchfulness every way; with attention to guard against surprise or danger. Ephesians 5:15-16.
DECE’ITFULNESS, noun 1. Tendency to mislead or deceive; as the deceitfulness of sin. 2. The quality of being fraudulent; as the deceitfulness of a man’s practices. 3. The disposition to deceive; as, a man’s deceitfulness may be habitual. Hebrews 3:13
DIFFERENT, adjective 1. Distinct; separate; not the same; as, we belong to different churches or nations.
DILIGENT, 1. Steady in application to business; constant in effort or exertion to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduous; attentive; industrious; not idle or negligent; applied to persons.
DILIGENCE, to love earnestly; to choose. 1. Steady application in business of any kind; constant effort to accomplish what is undertaken; exertion of body or mind without unnecessary delay or sloth; due attention; industry; assiduity. Brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure. 2 Peter 1:5. 2. Care; heed; heedfulness. Keep thy heart with all diligence Proverbs 4:23.
DISANNUL, To annul; to make void; to deprive of authority or force; to nullify; to abolish; as, to disannul a law or an ordinance. Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? Job 40:8. Galatians 3:15.
DISCRETION, noun 1. Prudence, or knowledge and prudence; that discernment which enables a person to judge critically of what is correct and proper, united with caution; nice discernment and judgment, directed by circumspection, and primarily regarding ones own conduct.
DISTINCT, adjective 1. Literally, having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign, or by a note or mark; as a place distinct by name. 2. Different; separate; not the same in number or kind; as, he holds tow distinct offices; he is known by distinct titles. 3. Separate in place; not conjunct; as, the two regiments marched together, but had distinct encampments. 4. So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; clear; not confused. To reason correctly we must have distinct ideas. We have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect. 5. Spotted; variegated. Tempestuous fell his arrows from the fourfold-visagd four, distinct with eyes
DISTRACTION, noun 1. The act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation. 2. Confusion from a multiplicity of objects crowding on the mind and calling the attention different ways; perturbation of mind; perplexity; as, the family was in a state of distraction 1 Corinthians 7:35 3. Confusion of affairs; tumult; disorder; as political distractions. Never was known a night of such distraction 4. Madness; a state of disordered reason; franticness; furiousness. [We usually apply this word to a state of derangement which produces raving and violence in the patient.] 5. Folly in the extreme, or amounting to insanity. On the supposition of the truth of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, irreligion is nothing better than distraction
EXON’ERATE, verb transitive egzon’erate. 1. To unload; to disburden. The vessels exonerate themselves into a common duct. But more generally, in a figurative sense. 2. To cast off, as a charge or as blame resting on one; to clear of something that lies upon the character as an imputation; as, to exonerateone’s self from blame, or from the charge of avarice. 3. To cast off, as an obligation, debt or duty; to discharge of responsibility or liability; as, a surety exonerates himself by producing a man in court.
FOR EVER 1. No end. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Luke 1:33 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: Revelation 14:11 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20:10
FORM 1. Manner of arrangement; disposition of component parts; as the interior form or structure of the flesh or bones, or of other bodies. Zechariah 12:1.
HER’ITAGE, 1. In Scripture, the saints or people of God are called his heritage as being claimed by him, and the objects of his special care. Psalm 119:111.
OFFEND’ 1. To displease; to make angry; to affront. Psalm 119:165.
PEN’URY 1. Want of property; indigence; extreme poverty. All innocent they were exposed to hardship and penury Proverbs 14:23.
PROPITIATION, propisia’shon. 1. Christ is the propitiation for the sins of men. Romans 3:25. 1 John 2:2.
PROVE 1. to examine. Prove your own selves. 2 Corinthians 13:5.
REM’NANT 1. remaining ones Jeremiah 42:2. or that which is left after the separation, removal or destruction of a part. Revelation 19:21.
REPENT’ 1. To change your mind. Genesis 6:7. 2 Corinthians 7:10.
SEAR, verb transitive 1. To burn to dryness and hardness the surface of any thing; to cauterize; to expose to a degree of heat that changes the color of the surface, ar makes it hard; as, to sear the skin or flesh. I’m sear’d with burning steel. Rowe. Sear is allied to scorch in signification; cut it is applied primarily to animal flesh, and has special reference to the effect of heat in making the surface hard. Scorch is applied to flesh, sloth or any other substance, and has mo reference to the effect of hardness. 2. To wither; to dry. 3. To make callous or insensible. Having their conscience seared with a hot iron. 1 Timothy 4:2.
STEWARD, noun 1. A man employed in great families to manage the domestic concerns, superintend the other servants, collect the rents or income, keep the accounts, etc. See Genesis 15:2 and Genesis 43:19. 2. An officer of state; as lord high steward; steward of the household, etc. 3. In colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the concerns of the kitchen. 4. In a ship of war, an officer who is appointed by the purser to distribute provisions to the officers and crew. In other ships, a man who superintends the provisions and liquors, and supplies the table. 5. In Scripture and theology, a minister of Christ, whose duty is to dispense the provisions of the gospel, to preach its doctrines and administer its ordinances. It is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:1-2.
THANK’FUL, adjective Grateful; impressed with a sense of kindness received, and ready to acknowledge it. The Lord’s supper is to be celebrated with a thankful remembrance of his sufferings and death. Be thankful to him, and bless his name. Psalms 100:4. Colossians 3:15.
THANK’FULNESS, noun Expression of gratitude; acknowledgment of a favor. 1. Gratitude; a lively sense of good received. The celebration of these holy mysteries being ended, retire with all thankfulness of heart for having been admitted to that heavenly feast.
TRUTH, 1. Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies. My mouth shall speak truth. Proverbs 8:7. John 17:17. 2. True state of facts or things. The duty of a court of justice is to discover the truth Witnesses are sworn to declare the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth 3. Veracity; purity from falsehood; practice of speaking truth; habitual disposition to speak truth; as when we say, a man is a man of truth
UNCORRUPT’NESS, Integrity; uprightness. Titus 2:7.
UNGOD’LY, adjective 1. Wicked; impious; neglecting the fear and worship of God, or violating his commands. 1 Peter 4:18. 2. Sinful; contrary to the divine commands; as ungodly deeds. Jude 1:4. 3. Polluted by wickedness; as an ungodly day.
UNTHANK’FUL, adjective Not thankful; ungrateful; not making acknowledgments for good received. 2 Timothy 3:2.
VAIN, [Eng. wan, wane, want.] 1. Empty; worthless; having no substance, value or importance. 1 Peter 1:18. To your vain answer will you have recourse. Every man walketh in a vain show. Psalms 39:6. Why do the people imagine a vain thing? Psalms 2:1. 2. Fruitless; ineffectual. All attempts, all efforts were vain. VAIN is the force of man. 3. Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; elated with a high opinion of one’s own accomplishments, or with things more showy than valuable; conceited. The minstrels play’d on every side, vain of their art – 4. Empty; unreal; as a vain chimers. 5. Showy; ostentatious.
VILE, 1. worthless; despicable. The inhabitants account gold a vile thing. A man in vile raiment. James 2:2. Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed as vile in your sight? Job 18:3. 2. Morally base or impure; sinful; depraved by sin; wicked; hateful in the sight of God and of good men. The sons of Eli made themselves vile. 1 Samuel 3:13. Behold I am vile; what shall I answer? Job 40:4.
YOKED, joined; coupled. 2 Corinthians 6:14.
ZEAL, 1. Passionate ardor in the pursuit of any thing. In general, zeal is an eagerness of desire to accomplish or obtain some object, and it may be manifested either in favor of any person or thing, or in opposition to it, and in a good or bad cause. They have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. Romans 10:2.
ZEALOUSLY, 1. With passionate ardor; with eagerness. It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing. Galatians 4:17.