May
2016

David

David was Israel’s greatest king.  He is listed in the first verse of the New Testament (Mt. 1:1Mt. 1:1
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

The Gospel According to St. Matthew 1 1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

WP-Bible plugin
) and was part of the Lord’s genealogy (Mt. 1:6Mt. 1:6
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

6 and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Uriah;

WP-Bible plugin
).

May
2016

The Greek word “gonia”

Found in Mt. 6:5; 21:42Mt. 6:5; 21:42
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

5 And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward. 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; This was from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes?

WP-Bible plugin
; Mk. 12:10Mk. 12:10
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

10 Have ye not read even this scripture: The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner;

WP-Bible plugin
; Lk. 20:17Lk. 20:17
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

17 But he looked upon them, and said, What then is this that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner?

WP-Bible plugin
; Acts 4:11; 26:26Acts 4:11; 26:26
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

11 He is the stone which was set at nought of you the builders, which was made the head of the corner. 26 For the king knoweth of these things, unto whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things is hidden from him; for this hath not been done in a corner.

WP-Bible plugin
; 1 Pet. 2:71 Pet. 2:7
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

7 For you therefore that believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner;

WP-Bible plugin
; Rev. 7:1; 20:8Rev. 7:1; 20:8
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

7 1 After his I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that no wind should blow on the earth, or on the sea, or upon any tree. 8 and shall come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

WP-Bible plugin
, the Greek noun “gonia” meant “corner” or “nook.”

May
2016

“Gog”

Mentioned only once in the New Testament (Rev. 20:8Rev. 20:8
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

8 and shall come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

WP-Bible plugin
), “Gog” is a name.  Based on Ezek. 38:8-9, 16Ezek. 38:8-9, 16
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, that is gathered out of many peoples, upon the mountains of Israel, which have been a continual waste; but it is brought forth out of the peoples, and they shall dwell securely, all of them. 9 And thou shalt ascend, thou shalt come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy hordes, and many peoples with thee. 16 and thou shalt come up against my people Israel, as a cloud to cover the land: it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring thee against my land, that the nations may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

WP-Bible plugin
, “Gog” represents an anti-God force (power).  Hailey (Revelation, p. 397) pointed out how Gog and Magog “do not gather around a conference table and offer themselves to the devil in a nefarious pact; but being deceived, they are drawn to him as were the kings of old.”

In Rev. 20:8Rev. 20:8
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

8 and shall come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

WP-Bible plugin
-9 it appears “Gog” illustrates how all of God’s enemies will eventually be overthrown at the end of time.

May
2016

The Greek word “gune”

Found numerous times in the New Testament, the Greek noun “gune” meant “(a) a woman, female being (Matt. 9:20Matt. 9:20
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

20 And behold, a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the border of his garment:

WP-Bible plugin
; Lk. 13:11Lk. 13:11
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

11 And behold, a woman that had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed together, and could in no wise lift herself up.

WP-Bible plugin
, in contrast with man Acts 5:14Acts 5:14
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

14 and believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women;

WP-Bible plugin
); (b) wife (Matt. 5:28, 31Matt. 5:28, 31
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

28 but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 31 It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

WP-Bible plugin
f.; 1 Cor. 7:21 Cor. 7:2
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

2 But, because of fornications, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

WP-Bible plugin
ff.); also an address (e.g. Matt. 15:28Matt. 15:28
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it done unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was healed from that hour.

WP-Bible plugin
; Jn. 2:4; 19:26Jn. 2:4; 19:26
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

4 And Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. 26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!

WP-Bible plugin
”), Dictionary of New Testament Theology, 3:1058.

May
2016

The Greek word “gunaikeios”

Found just once in the New Testament (1 Pet. 3:71 Pet. 3:7
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

7 Ye husbands, in like manner, dwell with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor unto the woman, as unto the weaker vessel, as being also joint-heirs of the grace of life; to the end that your prayers be not hindered.

WP-Bible plugin
), the Greek adjective “gunaikeios” meant “female” or “feminine.”  God says gender is distinctive and Peter said males are to “bestow honor” on the female gender “as the weaker sex” (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 1:266).

May
2016

The Greek word “gunaikarion”

Found just once in the New Testament (2 Tim. 3:62 Tim. 3:6
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

6 For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts,

WP-Bible plugin
), the Greek noun “gunaikarion” meant “silly” or “idle” woman.  This term is contemptuously applied to women who are easily swayed or weak willed.

May
2016

The Greek word “gumnotes”

Found just three times in the New Testament (Rom. 8:35Rom. 8:35
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

WP-Bible plugin
; 2 Cor. 11:272 Cor. 11:27
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

27  in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

WP-Bible plugin
; Rev. 3:18Rev. 3:18
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself, and that the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.

WP-Bible plugin
), the Greek noun “gumnotes” meant “nakedness,” “destitution,” “scanty clothing.”  This word is used literally in Rom. 8:35Rom. 8:35
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

WP-Bible plugin
and 2 Cor. 11:272 Cor. 11:27
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

27  in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

WP-Bible plugin
.  In Rev. 3:18Rev. 3:18
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself, and that the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.

WP-Bible plugin
, it is used figuratively.

May
2016

The Greek word “gumnos”

Found fifteen times in the New Testament, the Greek adjective “gumnos” meant “naked,” “bare,” “unclad.”  In places like Mk. 14:51Mk. 14:51
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

51 And a certain young man followed with him, having a linen cloth cast about him, over his naked body: and they lay hold on him;

WP-Bible plugin
and Jn. 21:7Jn. 21:7
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

7 That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his coat about him , and cast himself into the sea.

WP-Bible plugin
(KJV), this word is used literally.  Peter put his outer garment on, so as not to stand “naked” before the Lord.

In other verses such as Mt. 25:36, 38, 43-44Mt. 25:36, 38, 43-44
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

36 naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 38 And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

WP-Bible plugin
, this word means “poorly dressed.”  A definition of “forcibly stripped” is found in Acts 19:16Acts 19:16
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and mastered both of them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

WP-Bible plugin
.

May
2016

The Greek word “gumneteuo” (gumniteuo, variant spelling)

Found just once in the New Testament (1 Cor. 4:111 Cor. 4:11
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place;

WP-Bible plugin
), and spelled “gumniteuo” in some manuscripts, the Greek verb “gumneteuo” meant “naked” or “poorly clothed.”  Paul faced many trials, one of which was being “ill-clad.” He told the Corinthians he was facing difficult times even as he penned this letter to them.

May
2016

The Greek word “gumnasia”

Found just once in the New Testament (1 Tim. 4:81 Tim. 4:8
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

8 for bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life which now is, and of that which is to come.

WP-Bible plugin
), the Greek noun “gumnasia” meant “training” or “exercise”  Paul said bodily “training” (exercise) is only a little profitable when compared to godliness.

What does the Greek word gumnasia mean?