"WORD" in Bible Discussions

  • This Hebrew word has been difficult to correctly translate. However, it is generally accepted that it means: to pause or to reflect at the end of the 'verse' (on what has just been read or sung). At times, it could also mean some type of musical term or provide musical direction. We know that Psalms, in Hebrew, are poetic in nature and often sung, especially to musical accompaniment: (see James 5:13). Also when the Lord spent his final hours with his disciples in the Upper Room, at the end of their meal, they had sung a hymn (very likely a Psalm) & then went out to the Mt. of Olives. However, Selah could possibly allow for some thanks and praise, as was suggested to you.
  • Vanasha Little on 1 Corinthians 11:26
    Selah, what does it mean as a word in general???

    Someone or an angel told me that it is the same as saying, thank you Jesus, or praises to my Lord and savior or hallelujah thank you Jesus. Is that true???
  • Sheri - in Reply on Philippians 4
    I completely agree that the Holy Spirit gives us the power to do whatever God asks us to do. I was merely commenting on the word as translated.
  • T'Ann - in Reply on John 1:10
    I think Jesus is the Word also. Look at 1st John 5 and Revelation 19:13
    God Bless
  • Barbara Parnell - in Reply on Philippians 4
    My pastor always says if I give you a verse, you take the chapter, when we read Philippians 4 especially verse 13 we also need to read verse 11 & 12. Paul speaks about having it all and living well and of having nothing and suffering yet knowing he can do all things, he can survive and continue to spread the word of Jesus no matter what the circumstances in his life because Jesus gives him the strength to do His (Jesus') work. Because Jesus is leading him and keeping him on the path through all obstacles.
  • Joel on John 1:10
    The One that Made the world ( The word Himself was in the world ) The world could not recognize Him( The Word)
  • Joel on John 1:1
    Your word is you, we can only know you by your word, God is God because He is the God of His word, He said Heaven and earth will pass away but none of His word will go without fulfillment. His is what make Him the God. I honour my word more than my name..............
  • Sheri on Philippians 4:13
    Everyone says that we can do all things. But not everything is profitable for us to do. Whenever I read this verse, I always get the sense that I can do anything that is profitable for me. Jesus will give me the strength to do those things that strengthen me. Whether strengthening of my spirit, body or soul. The word used is which, not who.
  • Anon - in Reply on Revelation 12
    In following protocol & being invited into the Kingdom of God,gifts are given- words of knowledge,wisdom,discernment prophecy,tongues, revelation etc.Praying for truth, & guidance will bring vision. God will reveal where what is coming from as you put your trust in Him. Boldness takes over as you allow Christ to reign in you & His character begins to extinguish yours & the false programming satan wants you to live by.Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life. As Christ lives in you satan's strongholds through his agents-psychics, witches, freemasons, nazi's etc will not be so strong anymore. You allow your faith muscles to be exercised through each attack/assault over your mind, body, soul.
  • ALEX on Luke 11
    This woman was praising Mary saying blessed is the womb that bare you and the papes you have sucked thats Mary and she was truly blessed but Jesus is refering to another WOMAN when he said more blessed are them that hear my words and keeps them thats Humanity th WORLD,JESUS said the field was the world where that good seed wd be planted our hearts that good seed will be sown initiating a birth of Christ in US.He wants us all to be his MOTHER that what the new birth is Christ being formed in US. Who is my Mother them that hear my WORDS HIS SEEDS.The KINGDOM HAS TO COME VIA A BIRTH OF CHRIST IN US.thats y he always referes to himself as Son of MAN. Unless ya receive the kingdom as a lil CHILD.
  • Chris on Daniel 4:7
    In Daniel 4:7, there is no special or hidden meaning contained there. It is simply an account of Nebuchadnezzar & his quest to find the interpretation of his dream. His wise men couldn't help him so he called for Daniel, who gave him the meaning by God's help. Some groups tend to 'spiritualize' portions of the Word, that ought not to be done. E.g. the pebbles that David collected to be used in the slaying of Goliath: each pebble has a special meaning and significance. This, to me, is absurd and outrageous.
  • Moongold - in Reply on Revelation 3
    Second, yes, Mary was told when she was ALIVE & on EARTH that she was blessed because she had been chosen by God to bring His Son in human form into the world. And yes, we recognise she certainly was blessed to receive that trust. However, the Bible gives no support to a belief in a 'risen' Mary, when you study out the doctrine of death totally (which is too long to do here). Worship of any other being, creature, image or thing is clearly condemned in the Bible as idolatry. Finally, in regard to the right or wrong teachings of ANY church, Christ instructed us to rebuke and reprove wrong teaching not according to His Word. I stand with Him: If it's wrong, it's WRONG! 2 Tim. 4:2
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1
    I see this Corona virus pandemic as a cause for many unbelievers to think about their lives and their future. Some may even think about God & what they might have heard/read from it. This may indeed cause many to truly turn from sin and self & turn to God through His Son. But the Word reminds us often, that men's hearts will always be hardened to Godly living, most even preferring to fulfil their lusts rather than bend their knee in repentance. Even during the future Great Tribulation, when God's Wrath is finally laid over the whole Earth, men will, in their sufferings, still raise their voices in anger towards to Holy & Eternal One: (Revelation 9:21, 16:20, 21). Satan's work is not finished yet.
  • Adam - in Reply on John 18:11
    I think its a metaphor for Jesus's purpose or responsibility. Jesus had used this word in his prayer to God the father, like Luke 22:42.
  • D W L on Luke 12
    Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. --- You can be forgiven if you speak against the Son but if you blaspheme against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven. You may be able to deny or speak bad things against the Son but be careful how you treat the Spirit of God.
  • Chris on Genesis 27
    We believe, according to the Word, that God is an Omniscient God; that He is All-Knowing. Otherwise, He wouldn't be God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things. In the case of Genesis 27, Jacob supplanted his brother Esau by impersonating him and receiving the blessing of the first-born. Isaac was fooled by Jacob's trickery, Esau was broken and angry, but God, in His Wisdom, had a special plan for Jacob, who was later named Israel. God's Will & Purposes are never thwarted even if we sin and let Him down in our lives. Yes, we will suffer for our wrong, as Jacob did, but God's Plans are perfect and far-reaching and beyond the scope and imagination of our finite and fickle minds.
  • Chris on Genesis 5
    In the modern traditional understanding of 'pastoring', there were no women pastors in the Bible. However, in understanding the word, Pastor (as with apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers), these were all gifts given by the Holy Spirit to certain believers (according to the Churches' need) for its support and edification. Pastor = Shepherd; so in a sense, you could have both genders fulfilling that role today, the women though limited to and having a special ministry to other women and children. Women have always had an important role in the Church, however, it was always the Elders and Deacons (brothers) that were appointed to be leaders/supporters in the Church.
  • Mick on Leviticus 13
    2 Thessalonians 2:3 ( the falling Away)

    1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (Satan) 5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you
  • Mary - in Reply on Hosea 6
    The word of God says we are His temple. His death did away with the need for an earthly temple.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Psalms 70
    What exactly do you want to know about Revelation 12. My opinion is the woman is symbolically eve/ mary / church.
    most of the symbolism of revelation comes from the old testament. IF you have never read the entire Bible then the
    references to the symbolism makes no sense. hard to cover it all in 500 words of less.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Matthew 15
    Joseph in Genesis 41:1 the King James uses the word Kine for cow or cattle. middle english word
  • Pat on Proverbs 5
    I have noticed a word change happening in these text. Proverbs 5:20 for example. Immoral women has been replaced with a strange woman. Zion replaced with Sion in another verse, I cannot remember where I caught that one? I am using my KJV Bible as my reference which this is supposed to be?
  • Diane - in Reply on 1 John 2
    No place in 1John 2 have I found a place where it speaks of talking with tongues. This chapter speaks of loving God and his commandments and not being ashamed of him but to keep his commandments. To love him is keeping his word. If ye love me keep my commandments. The Holy Ghost comes to the righteous. Speaking with tongues is interpreted and speaking strangely it is not it means to be able to understand another and to be able to learn a language of another. The Gospel is love. The simplest most loving answer is the correct one. The Lord will never leave you alone.
  • David - in Reply on Psalms 91
    Remember the bible says as a man thinkers in his heart so is he so heed the words of Jesus and when a bad thought comes don't accept them but chase them away with a scripture and pray Psalms 34 to replace the bad thought. We all get bad thoughts that come to us. It's not the thought but what you do with it that make the difference. The thought is not who you are. you are a child of the most high God. Cast down every imagination and thought that tries to exalt itself against the word of God and what ever you do don't take the thought and say it for Jesus warned not to take bad thoughts and say them.
  • Michael on Acts 12:4
    For me,this is the most unproved understanding of the word of god that needs to be settled,did jesus use the term easter,who used it?who is saying easter ,is it the romans?
  • Graham Martin on 1 Peter 1
    I struggle to read the KJV version. I have a 1st class honours degree (proves this means nothing in today's society) and I find the wording difficult. I often lost the story because of the focus needed on the wording. I tried an easy version of KJV but I'm afraid there would be missing pieces. I want to read the KJV version and maybe with God's grace I will understand it if I perservere.
  • Cheryl L Calvert on 1 Peter 2
    This scripture is comforting to have an example of how I am to behave during this COVID-19 crisis. I will obey the law until the law overrides my call to worship and fellowship with the brethren. We are one of the few churches still meeting, even though there is an exemption for churches, many are choosing to keep their doors closed. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to demonstrate our respect for our governors but more importantly our God. He is after all the author and finisher of our faith. He is the one the world needs to see through our testimony. There are several stories throughout the WORD that shows believers being obedient until man's law undermines God's law. God Rules.
  • K D Harms on Revelation 7:14
    In the RSV Version, Chap.7, V.14 Must be understood in light of the intermediate context of Revelation Chaps. 1-3 The overall instructions with subsequent promises to the churches of Asia (minor) Revelation 3 10 says, "Because you individual 'you' have kept the word of my patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial which is coming on the whole earth to try all those who dwell upon the earth." This promise is to all the churches from the first century until now. Chap 7 v 13, He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. That's churches plural. This admonition is repeated at the close of the addresses to all the churches. The Church is not appointed unto wrath.
  • Mick - in Reply on Psalms 19:13
    PRESUMPTIOUS SIN:you gotta go Google that one. One word, a whole lot of info
    Here's some examples: presume the mercy of God; sin against hope; carelessness with God and His Word; willful sin; deliberate sin; carelessness leads to callousness. And much more!! That's a SELAH: pause and think on these things
  • Al on Zechariah 13
    Reading various commentaries on this chapter, most seem to run into a problem in interpreting the prophet described in this chapter. There are some aspects that point to this being a false prophet and others that seem to make reference to Christ. In my opinion, from v2 to the end to the end of v4 the bible is describing a false prophet. Then there is a transition in beginning of v5 following the word "But,,," where the bible is comparing and contrasting the false prophet to another, who is not a prophet, but actually Christ.
    - He is not a prophet, but the Good Shepherd.
    - The wounds in his hand are from the cross.
    - The sword was from God, who used the Roman soldier.

    Any thoughts?

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