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Willmington’s Book of

BIBLE LISTS

H.L. WILLMINGTON


 

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Wheaton, Illinois

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 87-50938

ISBN 0-8423-8803-6

Copyright 1987 by H.L. Willmington

All rights reserved

Dedication to my peers

THE LIBERTY UNIVERSITY FACULTY

mature champions of God

faithfully training young champions for God

INTRODUCTION

This is, a fact-filled volume, featuring over 350 lists of scriptural facts. It differs from other books of Bible list in that topics are arranged alphabetically and are carefully cross-referenced so that each list refers the reader to related lists. The list of “Burials and Funerals,” for example, refers the reader to the list “Weeping and Mourning.”

Each list is arranged in two-column format, with the items—persons, places, facts, whatever—in the first column and the related Scripture reference in the second column.

How can this storehouse of information be used? It lends itself to use in preparing Sunday school lessons and sermons, in group and individual Bible study, and in personal devotions. Let us suppose that a Sunday school teacher is preparing a lesson on the raising of Lazarus. This was, of course, one of the best-known of Jesus’ miracles. If the teacher desires more background material on the number and nature of biblical miracles, along with the persons performing them and the related Scripture references, he or she can turn to the lists of “Miracles.” Here are all the miracles of the Bible, arranged according to who performed them. The person will find all the miracles of Jesus in one list and, in the same section, lists of the miracles of Elijah, Elisha, Moses, Peter, and Paul. If the person glanced through the lists of Elijah’s miracles, he would find that Elijah also raised a person from the dead. The person would thus learn more about Jesus’ different miracles and also more about other raising from the dead.

If a person was interested in aspects of the Christian life, he or she could turn to the section on “The Christian Life,” which not only contains several lists in itself but which also refers the reader to related list—”The Church’s Tasks,” “Commands to Believers,” “Praying,” “Salvation.”

The examples could be easily multiplied. The alphabetical arrangement and the cross-referencing system make it the most usable of any book of Bible lists. Suffice it to say that this comprehensive reference tool is make for anyone who is interested in studying and understanding Scripture in all its richness.

 

abominations to god

1.    The evil-minded person

Prov. 3:22; 11:20

2.    A false balance

Prov. 11:1

3.    The sacrifices of the wicked

Prov. 15:8; 21:27

4.    The thoughts of the wicked

Prov. 15:26

5.    The justification of the wicked and the condemnation of the just

Prov. 17:15

6.    A proud look

Prov. 6:17

7.    A lying tongue

Prov. 6:17; 12:22

8.    Hands that shed innocent blood

Prov. 6:17

9.    A heart that devises wicked imaginations

Prov. 6:18

10.    Feet that are swift in running to mischief

Prov. 6:18

11.    A false witness

Prov. 6:19

12.    One who sows discord among brethren

Prov. 6:19

ALLEGORIES (EXTENDED METAPHORS)

See also Fables and Parables

1.    The Shepherd Psalm

Ps. 23

2.    The grape vine

Ps. 80:8–14

3.    God’s vineyard

Isa. 5:1–7

4.    The great eagle

Ezek. 17:1–10

5.    The lioness

Ezek. 19:1–9

6.    The bread of life

John 6:26–51

7.    The sheepfold and shepherd

John 10

8.    The vine

John 15:1–7

9.    The Christian foundation

1 Cor. 3:10–15

10.    The whole armor of God

Eph. 6:10–17

11.    Hagar and Sarah

Gal. 4:21–31

ALTARS

See also Offerings

1.    Built by Noah

Gen. 8:20

2.    Built by Abraham in Shechem, in Hebron, and in Moriah

Gen. 12:7–8; 13:18; 22:2, 9

3.    Built by Isaac

Gen. 26:25

4.    Built by Jacob at Shechem and at Bethel

Gen. 33:20; 35:1–7

5.    Built by Moses

Exod. 17:15

6.    Built by Balak

Num. 23:1, 4, 14

7.    Built by Joshua

Josh. 8:30

8.    Built by the tribes living east of Jordan

Josh. 22:10

9.    Built by Gideon

Judg. 6:24

10.    Built by Manoah

Judg. 13:20

11.    Built by Israel

Judg. 21:4

12.    Built by Samuel

1 Sam. 7:15, 17

13.    Built by Saul

1 Sam. 14:35

14.    Built by David

2 Sam. 24:25

15.    Built by Jeroboam

1 Kings 12:32–33

16.    Built by Ahab

1 Kings 16:32

17.    Built by Elijah

1 Kings 18:31–32

18.    Built by Uriah

2 Kings 16:11

19.    Built by Manasseh

2 Kings 21:3

20.    Built by Zerubbabel

Ezra 3:2

Note: There were four basic kinds of altars: (1) earthen, (2) stone, (3) wood covered with brass, and (4) wood covered with gold.

ANGELS

See also Satan and Fallen Angels

27 Facts about Angels

1.    They are mentioned 273 times in 34 biblical books.


 

2.    They were all created by God.

Gen. 2:1; Neh. 9:6; Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:16

3.    They report directly to God.

Job 1:6; 2:1

4.    They were present at the Creation of the world.

Job 38:1, 4, 7

5.    They announced Jesus’ birth to the shepherds.

Luke 2:10–14

6.    They do not marry.

Matt. 22:30

7.    They were created to live forever.

Rev. 4:8

8.    Their purpose is to glorify God.

Rev. 4:8

9.    Some angels help human beings.

Heb. 1:14

10.    Some angels harm human beings.

Mark 5:1–5

11.    They are spirit beings.

Ps. 104:4; Heb. 1:7, 14

12.    They are invisible beings.

Rom. 1:18–32; Col. 2:18; Rev. 19:10; 22:9

13.    They are innumerable.

Deut. 33:2; Ps 68:17; Dan. 7:9–10; Matt. 26:53; Heb. 12:22; Rev. 5:11

14.    They possess intelligence.

Dan. 9:21–22; 10:14; Rev. 19:10; 22:8–9

15.    They possess will.

Isa. 14:12–15; Jude 6

16.    They display joy.

Job 38:7; Luke 2:13

17.    They display desire.

1 Pet. 1:12

18.    They are stronger than men.

Ps. 103:20; 2 Thess. 1:7; 2 Pet. 2:11

19.    They are more intelligent than men.

Dan. 9:21–22; 10:14

20.    They are swifter than men.

Dan. 9:21; Rev 14:6

21.    They are not omnipresent.

Dan. 10:12

22.    They are not omnipotent.

Dan. 10:13; Jude 9

23.    They are not omniscient.

Matt. 24:36

24.    Some are cherubim.

Ezek. 1:1–28; 10:20

25.    Some are seraphim.

Isa. 6:1–8

26.    The majority remained true to God.

Rev. 5:11–12

27.    They will join all believers in the heavenly Jerusalem.

Heb. 12:22–23

ANGELS

See also Satan and Fallen Angels

8 Names for the Angels

1.    Ministers, signifying their religious virtues and spiritual service

Ps. 103:20–21; 104:4

2.    Host, speaking of their military service

Gen. 32:1–2; Josh. 5:14; 1 Sam. 17:45; Ps. 89:8

3.    Chariots, which may refer to their swiftness

2 Kings 6:16–17; Ps. 68:17; Zech. 6:5

4.    Watchers, speaking of their duties as supervisors and agents

Dan. 4:13, 17

5.    Sons of the mighty, which may refer to their awesome strength and power

Ps. 29:1; 89:6

6.    Sons of God

Gen. 6:2, 4; Job 1:6, 2:1; 38:7

7.    Holy Ones, saints, referring to their total separation to the will of God

Ps. 89:7; Dan. 8:13

8.    Stars, which may indicate both their number and their brightness

Job 38:7; Ps. 148:2–3; Rev. 12:3–4

ANGELS

See also Satan and Fallen Angels

7 Heavenly Activities of the Angels

1.    They worship God.

1 Kings. 22:19; Ps. 29:1–2; Isa. 6:3; Rev. 4:8; 19:4

2.    They observe the people of God.

Luke 12:8–9; 15:10; 1 Cor. 4:9; 11:10; Eph. 3:10; 1 Tim. 5:21; 1 Pet. 1:12

3.    They inquire into the prophetical plan of God.

Dan. 12:5–6

4.    They perform the will of God.

Ps. 104:4; Dan. 7:10

5.    They witness the wrath of God.

Rev. 14:10

6.    They rejoice in God’s work of creation.

Job 38:7; Rev. 4:11

7.    They rejoice in God’s work of redemption.

1 Tim. 3:16; Rev. 5:11–12

ANGELS

See also Satan and Fallen Angels

47 Earthly Activities of the Angels

1.    They ministered to Daniel.

Dan 7:16; 10:5, 11

2.    They ministered to Zechariah.

Zech. 1:9; 13–14, 19; 2:3; 5:5–10; 6:4–5

3.    They ministered to Zacharias.

Luke 1:11–20

4.    They ministered to Mary.

Luke 1:26–33

5.    They ministered to Joseph.

Matt. 1:20; 2:13, 19

6.    They ministered to the shepherds.

Luke 2:9–12

7.    They ministered to the women at the tomb.

Luke 24:4–7

8.    They ministered to the apostles.

Acts 1:10–11

9.    They ministered to Philip.

Acts 8:26

10.    They ministered to Cornelius.

Acts 10:3–6

11.    They ministered to John.

Rev. 17:1; 21:9

12.    They protected Lot from the Sodomites.

Gen. 19:10–11

13.    They protected Elisha from the Syrians.

2 Kings 6:15–17

14.    They comfort.

1 Kings 19:5; Acts 27:23–24

15.    They deliver.

Acts 5:19; 12:7

16.    They minister to the believer at the moment of death.

Luke 16:22

17.    They judged the Egyptians.

Exod. 12:13; 23

18.    They judged the Sodomites.

Gen. 19:13

19.    They judged the Assyrians.

2 Kings 19:35

20.    They judged Herod.

Acts 12:23

21.    They will judge the earth during the Tribulation.


 

22.    They hold back the four winds of heaven.

Rev. 7:1

23.    They pronounce the seven trumpet judgments.

Rev. 8:2

24.    They cast Satan and his angels out of heaven.

Rev. 12:7–8

25.    They announce the eternal hell awaiting all unbelievers.

Rev. 14:10

26.    They predict the fall of Babylon.

Rev. 14:8

27.    They announce the fall of Babylon.

Rev. 18:1–2

28.    They pour out the seven vial judgments.

Rev. 15:1

29.    They announce Armageddon.

Rev. 19:17

30.    They accompany Christ at his second coming.

2 Thess. 1:7–8

31.    They gather the unsaved for eternal hell.

Matt. 13:39–43

32.    They bind Satan in the bottomless pit.

Rev. 20:1–2

33.    They fought for Israel.

Judg. 5:20

34.    They gave the law to Israel.

Deut. 33:2; Acts 7:53; Gal. 3:19; Heb. 2:2

35.    They seal the 144,000 Israelites.

Rev. 7:1–4

36.    They will regather faithful Israel.

Matt. 24:31

37.    They worship Christ.

Heb. 1:6

38.    They were made by him and for him.

Col. 1:17

39.    They predicted his birth.

Matt. 1:20–21; Luke 1:31

40.    They announced his birth.

Luke 2:9–14

41.    They helped protect him.

Ps. 91:11; Matt. 2:13

42.    They ministered to him in the wilderness.

Matt. 4:11

43.    They ministered to him in the garden.

Luke 22:43

44.    They rolled away the tombstone.

Matt. 28:2

45.    They announced his resurrection.

Matt. 28:5–6

46.    They predicted his second coming.

Acts 1:10–11

47.    They are in total subjection to him.

1 Pet. 3:22

ANGELS

See also Satan and Fallen Angels

10 Old Testament Appearances of the Angel of the Lord

1.    He wrestled with Jacob.

Gen. 32:24–30

2.    He redeemed Jacob from all evil.

Gen. 48:16

3.    He spoke to Moses from the burning bush.

Exod. 3:2

4.    He protected Israel at the Red Sea.

Exod. 14:19

5.    He prepared Israel for the Promised Land.

Exod. 23:20–23; Isa. 63:9; 1 Cor. 10:1–4

6.    He commissioned Gideon.

Judg. 6:11–12

7.    He ministered to Elijah.

1 Kings 19:7

8.    He reassured Joshua.

Josh. 5:13–15

9.    He saved Jerusalem.

Isa. 37:36

10.    He preserved three godly Hebrew men.

Dan. 3:25

ANGELS

See also Satan and Fallen Angels

17 Activities of the Archangel Gabriel

1.    He explained the vision of the ram and goat battle to Daniel.

Dan. 8:16

2.    He explained the 70 weeks to Daniel.

Dan. 9:21–27

3.    He predicted the birth of John the Baptist to Zacharias.

Luke 1:13

4.    He predicted the birth of Jesus to Mary.

Luke 1:26

5.    He assured Joseph of Mary’s purity.

Matt. 1:20

6.    He warned Joseph about the plot of Herod.

Matt. 2:13

7.    He told Joseph about the death of Herod.

Matt. 2:19–20

8.    He announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds.

Luke 2:9–14

9.    He strengthened Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Luke 22:43

10.    He rolled the stone back at the Resurrection.

Matt. 28:2

11.    He freed the apostles from prison.

Acts 5:19

12.    He sent Philip to the desert of Gaza to meet the eunuch.

Acts 8:26

13.    He instructed Cornelius to send for Peter.

Acts 10:3

14.    He freed Peter from prison.

Acts 12:7

15.    He executed wicked Herod for blasphemy.

Acts 12:23

16.    He reassured Paul on the deck of a sinking ship.

Acts 27:23

17.    He will sound the trumpet at the Rapture.

1 Thess. 4:16

ANGELS

See also Satan and Fallen Angels

4 Activities of the Archangel Michael

1.    He helped a lesser-ranked angel get through to answer Daniel’s prayer.

Dan. 10:13, 21

2.    He will stand up for Israel during the Tribulation.

Dan. 12:1

3.    He disputed with Satan concerning the dead body of Moses.

Jude 9

4.    He fights against Satan in the heavenlies.

Rev. 12:7

animals

1.    Adder (a type of snake)

Prov. 23:32

2.    Ant

Prov. 6:6; 30:25

3.    Antelope (“wild bull” in some translations)

Isa. 51:20

4.    Ape

1 Kings 10:22

5.    Asp (a type of cobra)

Isa. 11:8

6.    Ass

John 12:14

7.    Badger (also translated “coney”)

Exod. 25:5; Lev. 11:5

8.    Bat

Isa. 2:20

9.    Bear

1 Sam. 17:34–37; 2 Kings 2:24; Isa. 11:7; Dan. 7:5; Rev. 13:2

10.    Bees

Judg. 14:8

11.    Behemoth

Job 40:15

12.    Camel

Gen. 24:10; Matt. 3:4; 19:24; 23:24

13.    Chameleon

Lev. 11:30

14.    Chamois (mountain sheep)

Deut. 14:5

15.    Cock

Matt. 26:34

16.    Cockatrice

Isa. 11:8

17.    Cormorant (a large black water bird)

Lev. 11:17

18.    Crane

Isa. 38:14

19.    Cricket (sometimes translated “beetle”)

Lev. 11:22

20.    Crocodile (translated in various ways)

Ps. 74:14; Ezek 29:3; 32:2

21.    Cuckow (seagull)

Lev. 11:16

22.    Dog

Judg. 7:5; 1 Kings 21:23–24; Eccles. 9:4; Matt. 15:26–27; 7:6; Luke 16:21; 2 Pet. 2:22; Rev. 22:15

23.    Dove

Gen. 8:8; 2 Kings 6:25; Matt. 3:16; 10:16; John 2:16

24.    Eagle

Exod. 19:4; Isa. 40:31; Ezek. 1:10; Dan. 7:4; Rev. 4:7; 12:14

25.    Elephant

1 Kings 10:22

26.    Falcon (kite)

Lev. 11:14

27.    Fish

Exod. 7:18; Jon. 1:17; Matt. 14:17; 17:27; Luke 24:42; John 21:9

28.    Flea

1 Sam. 24:14; 26:20

29.    Fly

Eccles. 10:1; see also Exod. 8:16–19

30.    Fox

Judg. 15:4; Neh. 4:3; Matt. 8:20; Luke 13:32

31.    Frog

Exod. 8:2; Rev. 16:13

32.    Gazelle (often translated “roe” and “roebuck”)

Deut. 12:15

33.    Gecko (lizard)

Lev. 11:30

34.    Gnat

Matt. 23:24

35.    Goat

Gen. 15:9; 37:31; Dan. 8:5; Lev. 16; Matt. 25:33

36.    Hare (a rodent)

Lev. 11:6

37.    Hart

Deut. 14:5

38.    Hawk

Job 39:26

39.    Heron (stork)

Deut. 14:18

40.    Hoopoe (lapwing)

Lev. 11:19

41.    Hornet

Exod. 23:28; Deut. 7:20; Josh. 24:12

42.    Horse

1 Kings 4:26; 2 Kings 2:11; Rev. 6:2–8; 19:14

43.    Horseleech

Prov. 30:15

44.    Hyena (sometimes translated “beast”)

Eccles. 3:18–19

45.    Kite (a bird of prey)

Lev. 11:14

46.    Leopard

Isa. 11:6; Jer. 13:23; Dan. 7:6; Rev. 13:2

47.    Leviathan

Job 41:1

48.    Lice

Exod. 8:16

49.    Lion

Judg. 14:8; 1 Kings 13:24; Isa. 65:25; Dan. 6:7; 1 Pet. 5:8; Rev. 4:7; 13:2

50.    Lizard

Lev. 11:30

51.    Locust

Exod. 10:4; Joel 1:4; Matt. 3:4; Rev. 9:3

52.    Mole (a burrowing rat)

Isa. 2:20

53.    Moth

Matt. 6:19; Isa. 50:9; 51:8

54.    Mule

2 Sam. 18:9; 1 Kings 1:38

55.    Osprey (a fish hawk)

Lev. 11:13

56.    Ossifrage (largest of the vultures)

Lev. 11:13

57.    Ostrich

Lam. 4:3

58.    Owl (sometimes translated “swan”)

Isa. 34:14

59.    Ox (bullock)

1 Sam. 11:7; 15:14; 2 Sam. 6:6; 1 Kings 19:20–21; Isa. 1:3; Dan. 4:25, 32; Luke 14:5, 19

60.    Partridge

1 Sam. 26:20

61.    Peacock

1 Kings 10:22

62.    Pelican

Ps. 102:6

63.    Pygarg (a desert animal)

Deut. 14:5

64.    Quail

Exod. 16:13; Num. 11:31

65.    Raven

Gen. 8:7; 1 Kings 17:4

66.    Scorpion

1 Kings 12:11, 14; Luke 10:19; Rev. 9:3, 5, 10

67.    Serpent

Gen. 3:1; Exod. 4:3; Num. 21:9; Rev. 12:9

68.    Sheep

Exod. 12:5; Gen. 4:2; Luke 15:4; John 10:7

69.    Snail

Ps. 58:8

70.    Sparrow

Matt. 10:31

71.    Spider

Isa. 59:5

72.    Swallow

Isa. 38:14

73.    Swine

Matt. 7:6; 8:32; Luke 15:15–16

74.    Tortoise

Lev. 11:29

75.    Turtledove

Gen. 15:9; Luke 2:24

76.    Unicorn (wild ox)

Num. 23:22

77.    Viper

Isa. 30:6

78.    Weasel

Lev. 11:29

79.    Whale

Gen. 1:21

80.    Wolf

Isa. 11:6; Matt. 7:15

81.    Worm

Job 7:5; 17:14; 21:26; Isa. 14:11; 66:24; Jon. 4:7; Mark 9:43–48

Note: Biblical animals are not always easy to identify, and the names may vary from one translation to another.

anointings

1.    Of a stone by Jacob

Gen. 28:18; 31:13

2.    Of the high priest by Moses

Exod. 28:41; 29:7

3.    Of the tabernacle by Moses

Exod. 40:9

4.    Of Saul by Samuel

1 Sam. 9:16; 10:1

5.    Of David by Samuel, by the men of Judah, and by all of Israel

1 Sam. 16:12; Ps. 89:20; 2 Sam. 2:4, 7; 5:3

6.    Of Solomon by Zadok

1 Kings 1:39

7.    Of Christ


 

a.    by the Father

Ps. 2:2; 45:7; Luke 4:18; Acts 4:27; 10:38; Heb. 1:9

b.    by the Holy Spirit

Matt. 3:16

c.    by an immoral woman

Luke 7:38

d.    by Mary of Bethany

John 11:2

8.    Of all believers by the Holy Spirit

2 Cor. 1:21

9.    Of Lucifer by God (prior to his fall)

Ezek. 28:14

10.    Of sick believers by church elders

James 5:14

Note: There are four basic kinds of anointings: (1) oil—Exod. 40:9, (2) blood—Lev. 8:23–24; 9:9, (3) water—Lev. 8:6, and (4) spiritual—2 Cor. 1:21.

THE ANTICHRIST

See also Prophecies, The Tribulation

21 Facts about the Coming Antichrist

1.    He will be an intellectual genius.

Dan. 8:23

2.    He will be an oratorical genius.

Dan. 11:36

3.    He will be a political genius.

Rev. 17:11–12

4.    He will be a commercial genius.

Dan. 11:43; Rev. 13:16–17

5.    He will be a military genius.

Rev. 6:2; 13:2

6.    He will be a religious genius.

2 Thess. 2:4; Rev. 13:8

7.    He will begin by controlling the Western power block.

Rev. 17:12

8.    He will make a seven-year covenant with Israel but will break it after three and a half years.

Dan. 9:27

9.    He will attempt to destroy all of Israel.

Rev. 12

10.    He will destroy the false religious system so that he may rule unhindered.

Rev. 17:16–17

11.    He will set himself up as God.

Dan. 11:36–37; 2 Thess. 2:4, 11; Rev. 13:5

12.    He will briefly rule over all nations.

Ps. 2; Dan. 11:36; Rev. 13:16

13.    He will be utterly crushed by the Lord Jesus Christ at the Battle of Armageddon.

Rev. 19

14.    He will be the first creature thrown into the lake of fire.

Rev. 19:20

15.    He will be a master of deceit.

2 Thess. 2:10

16.    He will profane the temple.

Matt. 24:15

17.    He will be energized by Satan himself.

Rev. 13:2

18.    He will do everything according to his own selfish will.

Dan. 11:36

19.    He will not regard the God of his fathers.

Dan. 11:37

20.    He will not have the desire of women.

Dan. 11:37

21.    His god will be the god of power.

Dan. 11:38

THE ANTICHRIST

See also Prophecies, The Tribulation

6 Names for the Coming Antichrist

1.    The little horn

Dan. 7:8

2.    The willful king

Dan. 11:36

3.    The man of sin

2 Thess. 2:3

4.    The son of perdition

2 Thess. 2:3

5.    The wicked one

2 Thess. 2:8

6.    The beast

Rev. 11:7

apostles

1.    Simon Peter, fisherman, the brother of Andrew

John 1:40

2.    Andrew, fisherman, the brother of Simon Peter

John 1:40

3.    John, fisherman, the brother of James

Matt. 4:21

4.    James, fisherman, the brother of John

Matt. 4:21

5.    Philip, who introduced his friend Nathanael to Jesus

John 1:43

6.    Nathanael, also called Bartholomew

John 1:45

7.    Matthew, tax collector, also called Levi

Luke 5:27

8.    Thaddaeus, also called Judas or Jude

Matt. 10:3

9.    James the Less, son of Alphaeus, possibly the brother of Matthew

Matt. 10:3

10.    Simon the Zealot, member of a radical Jewish party

Matt. 10:4

11.    Thomas, a twin

John 11:16

12.    Judas Iscariot, the traitor

John 6:70

13.    Matthias, elected to take Judas Iscariot’s place

Acts 1:26

14.    Paul, apostle to the Gentiles

Rom. 11:13

15.    Barnabas, Paul’s first missionary companion

Acts 13:2

16.    Silas, Paul’s second missionary companion

1 Thess. 2:7

17.    James, half brother of Christ and head of the Jerusalem church

Gal. 1:19

authors of the books of the bible

1.    Moses wrote Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.


 

2.    Joshua wrote the book named after him.


 

3.    Job may have written his own story.


 

4.    Samuel may have written Judges, Ruth, and 1 Samuel.


 

5.    David wrote most of the Psalms.

2 Sam. 23:2

6.    Sons of Korah wrote Psalms 42, 44–49, 84–85, 87.


 

7.    Asaph wrote Psalms 50, 73–83.


 

8.    Heman wrote Psalm 88.


 

9.    Ethan wrote Psalm 89.


 

10.    Hezekiah wrote Psalms 120–123, 128–130, 132, 134–136.

Isa. 38:20

11.    Solomon wrote Psalms 72, 127, Proverbs 1–29, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs.


 

12.    Agur wrote Proverbs 30.


 

13.    Lemuel wrote Proverbs 31.


 

14.    Jeremiah wrote Jeremiah, probably Lamentations, and possibly 1 and 2 Kings.


 

15.    Ezra wrote Ezra and possibly 1 and 2 Chronicles and 2 Samuel.


 

16.    Mordecai may have written Esther.


 

17.    Luke wrote Acts as well as the Gospel of Luke.


 

18.    John wrote the Gospel of John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation.


 

19.    Paul wrote Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon.


 

20.    Apollos may have written Hebrews.


 

21.    The books of Old Testament prophecy were written by the prophets whose names they bear. The New Testament Epistles and Gospels, with the exceptions noted above, were also named after their authors.


 

 

banquets, suppers, and feasts

1.    Abraham’s feast for some angels

Gen. 18:1–8

2.    Lot’s feast for some angels

Gen. 19:3

3.    Abraham’s feast for Isaac

Gen. 21:8

4.    Laban’s feast for Jacob

Gen. 29:22

5.    Joseph’s feast for his brethren

Gen. 43:16–34

6.    Samson’s wedding feast

Judg. 14:10–18

7.    David’s feast for Abner

2 Sam. 3:20

8.    Israel’s feast for David

1 Chron. 12:39

9.    Solomon’s thanksgiving feast

1 Kings 3:15

10.    Solomon’s dedication feast

1 Kings 8:65

11.    Elisha’s ordination feast

1 Kings 19:21

12.    Ahasuerus’s feast for his nobles

Esther 1:3–12

13.    Ahasuerus’s feast for Esther

Esther 2:17–18

14.    Esther’s feast for Haman

Esther 7:1–10

15.    Job’s feast for his children

Job 1:13

16.    Belshazzar’s feast for his nobles

Dan. 5

17.    Herod’s feast for his nobles

Mark 6:21

18.    Jesus’ feast for 5,000 men

Matt. 14:15–21

19.    Jesus’ feast for 4,000 men

Matt. 15:32–39

20.    A certain king’s feast for his son

Matt. 22:1–14; Luke 14:16–24

21.    Simon’s feast for Jesus

Mark 14:3; John 12:1–2

22.    The wedding feast in Cana

John 2:1–12

23.    A Pharisee’s feast for Jesus

Luke 7:36–50

24.    Matthew’s feast for Jesus

Luke 5:29

25.    A father’s feast for his repentant son

Luke 15:23

26.    The upper room Passover feast

John 13

27.    The Emmaus feast

Luke 24:30

28.    The Upper Room post-Calvary feast

Luke 24:42–43

29.    Jesus’ feast for seven of his disciples

John 21:12–13

30.    The feast at Armageddon

Rev. 19:17–18

31.    The marriage feast of the Lamb

Rev. 19:9

32.    The Levitical Old Testament feasts


 

a.    The weekly Sabbath feast

Exod. 20:8–11; Lev. 23:1–3

b.    The seventh-year Sabbath feast

Exod. 23:10–11; Lev. 25:2–7

c.    The fifteen-year (Jubilee) Sabbath feast

Lev. 25:8–16

Note: These three speak of God’s creation, as they come in cycles of seven, just as God rested on the seventh day from his creative acts. The next six feasts continue to explain and unfold God’s perfect work among mankind.

d.    Passover, which points to Calvary

Lev. 23:4–8; 1 Cor. 5:7

e.    The Feast of the First Fruits, which points to the Resurrection

Lev. 23:9–14; 1 Cor. 15:23

f.    Pentecost, which points to the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

Lev. 23:15–22; Acts 2

g.    The Feast of Trumpets, which points to Jesus’ Second Coming

Lev. 23:23–25; 1 Thess. 4:13–18

h.    The Day of Atonement feast, which points to the Tribulation

Lev. 23:26–32; Rev. 6–19

i.    The Feast of Tabernacles, which points to the Millennium

Lev. 23:33–44; Rev. 20:1–6

33.    The post-Levitical feasts


 

a.    Purim, a yearly feast to celebrate the deliverance of the Jews in Persia from Haman

Ester 9

b.    The Feast of Dedication to celebrate the restoration of the temple from Antiochus Epiphanes

John 10:22

baptisms

1.    The baptism of sin upon Christ at Calvary

Luke 12:50; Matt. 20:20–23

2.    The baptism of the Holy Spirit upon believers at Pentecost

Acts 1:5; 2:1–4; Matt. 3:11

3.    The baptism of God’s wrath upon this world during the Tribulation

Matt. 3:12; 13:30; Rev. 6:16–17

4.    The baptism of all Christians by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ

1 Cor. 12:13

5.    The baptism of Israel unto Moses

1 Cor. 10:2

6.    The baptism of John the Baptist for repentance

Mark 1:4; Acts 13:24

7.    The baptism of Jesus by John and by the Father with the Holy Spirit

Matt. 3:15–16

8.    The water baptism of new converts in the Book of Acts


 

a.    At Pentecost, when 3,000 were baptized by Peter and the apostles

Acts 2:41

b.    At Samaria, where many were baptized by Philip the evangelist

Acts 8:12

c.    At Gaza, where the Ethiopian eunuch was baptized by Philip

Acts 8:38

d.    At Damascus, where Paul was baptized by Ananias

Acts 9:18

e.    At Caesarea, where Peter baptized Cornelius and his friends

Acts 10:48

f.    At Philippi, where Paul baptized Lydia and the Philippian jailor

Acts 16:15, 33

g.    At Corinth, where Paul baptized Crispus, Gaius, Stephanas, and others

Acts 18:8; 1 Cor. 1:14, 16

h.    At Ephesus, where Paul baptized some followers of John the Baptist

Acts 19:3–5

bible statistics

Old Testament Statistics

1.    39 books


 

2.    929 chapters


 

3.    23,214 verses


 

4.    593,493 words


 

5.    Longest book—Psalms


 

6.    Shortest book—Obadiah


 

7.    17 historical books


 

8.    5 poetical books


 

9.    17 prophetical books


 

THE ANTICHRIST

New Testament Statistics

1.    27 books


 

2.    260 chapters


 

Note: It was not until a.d. 1250 that the Bible was divided into chapters. At that time Cardinal Hugo incorporated chapter divisions into the Latin Bible. His divisions, although for convenience, were not always accurate; however, essentially those same chapter divisions have persisted to this day. In 1551 Robert Estienne introduced a Greek New Testament with the inclusion of verse divisions. He did not fix verses for the Old Testament. The first entire English Bible to have verse divisions was the Geneva Bible in 1560.

3.    7959 verses


 

4.    181,253 words


 

5.    Longest book—Acts


 

6.    Shortest book—3 John


 

7.    4 Gospels


 

8.    1 historical book


 

9.    22 epistles


 

BIBLE STATISTICS

10 Longest Books in the Bible

1.    Psalms—150 chapters, 2461 verses, 43,743 words


 

2.    Jeremiah—52 chapters, 1364 verses, 42,659 words


 

3.    Ezekiel—48 chapters, 1273 verses, 39,407 words


 

4.    Genesis—50 chapters, 1533 verses, 38,267 words


 

5.    Isaiah 66 chapters, 1292 verses, 37,044 words


 

6.    Numbers—36 chapters, 1288 verses, 32,902 words


 

7.    Exodus—40 chapters, 1213 verses, 32,602 words


 

8.    Deuteronomy—34 chapters, 959 verses, 28,461 words


 

9.    2 Chronicles—36 chapters, 822 verses, 26,074 words


 

10.    Luke—24 chapters, 1151 verses, 25,944 words


 

BIBLE STATISTICS

10 Shortest Books in the Bible

1.    3 John—1 chapter, 14 verses, 299 words


 

2.    2 John—1 chapter, 13 verses, 303 words


 

3.    Philemon—1 chapter, 25 verses, 445 words


 

4.    Jude—1 chapter, 25 verses, 613 words


 

5.    Obadiah—1 chapter, 21 verses, 670 words


 

6.    Titus    3 chapters, 46 verses, 921 words


 

7.    2 Thessalonians—3 chapters, 47 verses, 1042 words


 

8.    Haggai—2 chapters, 38 verses, 1131 words


 

9.    Nahum—3 chapters, 47 verses, 1285 words


 

10.    Jonah—4 chapters, 48 verses, 1321 words


 

BIBLE STATISTICS

Most Referred to in the New Testament

1.    Isaiah, referred to 419 times in 23 New Testament books


 

2.    Psalms, 414 times in 23 books


 

3.    Genesis, 260 times in 21 books


 

4.    Exodus, 250 times in 19 books


 

5.    Deuteronomy, 208 times in 21 books


 

6.    Ezekiel, 141 times in 15 books


 

7.    Daniel, 133 times in 17 books


 

8.    Jeremiah, 125 times in 17 books


 

9.    Leviticus, 107 times in 15 books


 

10.    Numbers, 73 times in 4 books


 

BIBLE STATISTICS

10 New Testament Books Containing Material from the Greatest Number of Old Testament Books

1.    Revelation, material from 32 Old Testament books


 

2.    Luke, 31


 

3.    John, 26


 

4.    Acts 25


 

5.    Mark, 24


 

6.    Romans, 23


 

7.    Hebrews, 21


 

8.    1 Corinthians, 18


 

9.    James, 17


 

10.    1 Peter, 15


 

BIBLE STATISTICS

Most Frequently Cited in the New Testament

1.    Psalm 110:1, quoted 18 times

Matt. 22:44; 26:64; Mark 12:36; 14:62; 16:19; Luke 20:42–43; 22:69: Acts 2:34–35; Rom. 8:34; 1 Cor. 15:25; Eph. 1:20; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:3, 13; 8:1; 10:12–13; 12:2

2.    Ezekiel 1:26–28, quoted 12 times

Rev. 4:2–3, 9–10; 5:1, 7, 13; 6:16; 7:10, 15; 19:14; 21:5

3.    Daniel 12:1, quoted 11 times

Matt. 24:21; Mark 13:19; Phil. 4:3; Jude 9; Rev. 3:5; 7:14; 12:7; 13:8; 16:18; 17:8; 20:12

4.    Isaiah 6:1, quoted 11 times

Rev. 4:2, 9–10; 5:1, 7, 13; 6:16; 7:10, 15; 19:4; 21:5

5.    2 Chronicles 18:18, Psalm 47:8, and 1 Kings 22:19, each quoted 11 times

Rev. 4:2, 9–10; 5:1, 7, 13; 6:16; 7:10, 15; 19:4; 21:5

6.    Psalm 2:7, quoted 10 times

Matt. 3:17; 17:5; Mark 1:11; 9:7; Luke 3:22; 9:35; John 1:49; Acts 13:33; Heb. 1:5; 5:5

7.    Isaiah 53:7, quoted 10 times

Matt. 26:63; 27:12, 14; Mark 14:60–61; 15:4–5; 1 Cor. 5:7; 1 Pet. 2:23; Rev. 5:6, 12; 13:8

8.    Amos 3:13, quoted 10 times

Rev. 1:8; 4:8, 13; 11:17; 15:3; 16:7, 14; 19:6, 15; 21:22

9.    Amos 4:13, quoted 10 times

2 Cor. 6:18; Rev. 1:8; 4:8; 11:17; 15:3; 16:7, 14; 19:6, 15; 21:22

10.    Leviticus 19:18, quoted 10 times

Matt. 5:43; 19:19; 22:39; Mark 12:31, 33; Luke 10:27; Rom. 12:19; 13:9; Gal. 5:14; James 2:8

BIBLE STATISTICS

Scripture’s Record List of Individuals

1.    Earliest: Adam, world’s first human being

Gen. 2:7

2.    Oldest: Methuselah, son of Enoch, who lived to be 969

Gen. 5:27

3.    Strongest: Samson, carnal Nazarite whom God used to deliver Israel from the Philistines

Judg. 14:6; 15:5

4.    Wisest: Solomon, king of Israel and son of David

1 Kings 3:12

5.    Richest: Solomon

1 Kings 10:23

6.    Tallest: Goliath, over nine feet tall, killed in battle by David

1 Sam. 17:4

7.    Shortest: Zacchaeus, who climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus

Luke 19:3–4

8.    Fattest: Eglon, Moabite king killed by the judge Ehud

Judg. 3:17

9.    Meekest: Moses, Israel’s great lawgiver and author of Scripture’s first five books

Num. 12:3

10.    Cruelest: Manasseh, who shed blood from one end of Judah to the other but later repented

2 Chron. 33:1–13

11.    Fastest: Asahel, described in Scripture as “light of foot as a wild roe”

2 Sam. 2:18

12.    Greatest of the prophets: John the Baptist, forerunner of Christ

Matt. 11:11

13.    Guiltiest: Judas, who betrayed the Saviour for 30 pieces of silver

Matt. 27:3–5

14.    Proudest: Nebuchadnezzar, Babylonian king who destroyed Jerusalem and was later humbled by God himself

Dan. 4

15.    Most beautiful: Esther, Jewish queen who saved her people from the first holocaust attempt in history

Esther 2:7

16.    Most traveled: Paul, the great theologian and missionary

Acts 13:4; 15:36; 18:23

17.    Most sorrowful: Jeremiah, persecuted by his own countrymen for preaching on sin and who saw his beloved Jerusalem destroyed

Jer. 9:1; Lam. 1:12

18.    Most persecuted: Job, attacked by Satan, totally misunderstood by his wife, and criticized by his friends

Job 1–2

19.    Most lovestruck: Jacob, who agreed to work seven years for the hand of Rachel

Gen. 29:18–20

20.    Most frightened: Belshazzar, whose knees knocked as the handwriting on the wall appeared

Dan. 5:6

21.    Most rash: Jephthah, who vowed to offer a special sacrifice if God would allow him to win a battle; the sacrifice turned out to be his daughter

Judg. 11:30

22.    Most doubtful: Thomas, who said he could not believe in Christ’s resurrection until he saw and touched the Saviour

John 11:16; 20:24–29

BIBLE STATISTICS

Most Mentioned Men in the Bible

1.    David, mentioned 1118 times


 

2.    Moses, 740


 

3.    Aaron, 339


 

4.    Saul, 338


 

5.    Abraham, 306


 

6.    Solomon, 295


 

7.    Jacob, 270


 

8.    Joseph, 208


 

9.    Joshua, 197


 

10.    Paul, 185


 

11.    Peter, 166


 

12.    Joab, 137


 

13.    Jeremiah, 136


 

14.    Samuel, 135


 

15.    Isaac, 127


 

Jesus, of course, is mentioned more than anyone else in the Scriptures.

BIBLE STATISTICS

30 Great Topical Chapters

1.    The Ten Commandments chapter

Exod. 20

2.    The reassurance chapter

Josh. 1

3.    The faithfulness of God chapter

Josh. 14

4.    The shepherd chapter

Ps. 23

5.    The confession of sin chapter

Ps. 51

6.    The praise of God chapter

Ps. 103

7.    The Word of God chapter

Ps. 119

8.    The wisdom chapter

Prov. 8

9.    The virtuous woman chapter

Prov. 31

10.    The majesty of God chapter

Isa. 40

11.    The great invitation chapter

Isa. 55

12.    The Beatitudes chapter

Matt. 5

13.    The Lord’s Prayer chapter

Matt. 6

14.    The sower and seed chapter

Matt. 13

15.    The protection of the sheep chapter

John 10

16.    The comfort chapter

John 14

17.    The abiding chapter

John 15

18.    The justification chapter

Rom. 5

19.    The sanctification chapter

Rom. 6

20.    The glorification chapter

Rom. 8

21.    The marriage chapter

1 Cor. 7

22.    The gifts chapter

1 Cor. 12

23.    The love chapter

1 Cor. 13

24.    The Resurrection chapter

1 Cor. 15

25.    The fruit of the Spirit chapter

Gal. 5

26.    The faith chapter

Heb. 11

27.    The chastisement chapter

Heb. 12

28.    The tongue chapter

James 3

29.    The reason for suffering chapter

1 Pet. 4

30.    The fellowship chapter

1 John 1

boats and ships

1.    Noah’s ark, used to save humanity during the Flood

Gen. 7:1

2.    Moses’ ark, the tiny boat in which Moses, aged three months, was placed to escape death

Exod. 2:3

3.    The ship Jonah boarded to go to Tarshish

Jon. 1:3

4.    The boat James and John were in when Christ called them to follow him

Matt. 4:21–22

5.    Peter’s boat, which Jesus used to preach from

Luke 5:3

6.    The boat Jesus used to tell his parable on the sower and the seed

Matt. 13:2

7.    The boat in which Jesus rebuked the angry sea

Matt. 8:24

8.    The boat Jesus entered after walking on the sea

John 6:21

9.    The boat in which Paul was shipwrecked en route to Rome

Acts 27:41

The Bible is itself a collection of 66 inspired books. But in the Bible several other books are mentioned:

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE

1.    The Book of Wars

Num. 21:14

2.    The Book of Jasher

Josh. 10:13

3.    The Chronicles of David

1 Chron. 27:24

4.    The Book of Gad

1 Chron. 29:29

5.    The Book of the Prophet Iddo

2 Chron. 13:22

6.    The Book of Nathan

1 Chron. 29:29

7.    The Book of Jehu

2 Chron. 20:34

8.    The record book of Ahasuerus, which indirectly helped save the Jews in Persia

Esther 2:23; 6:1

9.    The Book of Remembrance

Mal. 3:16

10.    The Book of Life

Dan. 12:1; Phil. 4:3; Rev. 20:12; 22:19

11.    The Book of Judgment

Dan. 7:10; Rev. 20:12

12.    The seven-sealed book

Rev. 5:1

13.    An angel’s book

Rev. 10:2

BRIDES

See also Couples, Marriages

1.    Eve, bride of Adam, married in Eden

Gen. 3:20

2.    Rebekah, bride of Isaac, married in Beersheba

Gen. 24:67

3.    Rachel, bride of Jacob, married in Haran

Gen. 29:18

4.    Zipporah, bride of Moses, married in Midian

Exod. 2:21

5.    Ruth, bride of Boaz, married in Bethlehem

Ruth 4:13

6.    Esther, bride of Ahasuerus, married in Persia

Esther 2:16

7.    Mary, bride of Joseph, married in Nazareth

Matt. 1:24

8.    Bride at Cana

John 2:1

9.    The Church, bride of Christ, to be married in heaven

Rev. 19:7

BROOKS

See also Rivers

1.    Jabbok, where Jacob wrestled with God

Gen. 32:22

2.    Eshcol, where the 12 spies of Israel cut down a sample of the marvelous fruit of the Promised Land

Num. 13:23

3.    Sinai, the stream at the base of the mountain where Moses disposed of the golden calf Israel had made

Deut. 9:21

4.    Besor, where David and his mighty men camped briefly en route to do battle with the Amalekites

1 Sam. 30:9

5.    Cherith, where Elijah was fed by ravens

1 Kings 17:3–4

6.    Kishon, where Deborah and Barak defeated Sisera

Judg. 4:13

7.    Kidron, which the Savior crossed en route to Gethsamane

John 18:1

BURIALS AND FUNERALS

See also Weeping and Mourning

1.    Sarah: Abraham bought a cave from a pagan, and wept over the body of his beloved wife, who died at the age of 127.

Gen. 23:1–20

2.    Abraham: Isaac and Ishmael attended and buried him alongside Sarah in the cave of Machpelah. He died at age 175

Gen. 25:7–11

3.    Deborah: Jacob buried his mother’s old nurse under an oak tree in Bethel.

Gen. 35:8–9

4.    Rachel: Jacob buried her just outside the city of Bethlehem, and set a pillar upon her grave.

Gen. 35:16–20

5.    Isaac: Esau and Jacob met and buried their father next to Abraham in Hebron.

Gen. 35:27–29

6.    Jacob: Joseph and his brothers carried their father out of Egypt back into Canaan and buried him at Hebron.

Gen. 50:1–13

7.    Joseph: At his command, Joseph was buried by his sons in Egypt, but predicted that his bones would someday be carried back to Palestine

Gen. 50:22–26

8.    Miriam: Moses and Aaron buried theft sister at Kadesh

Num. 20:1

9.    Aaron: Moses and Aaron’s son, Eleazar, buried the first high priest of Israel on Mount Hor. Israel then mourned him for 30 days.

Num. 20:23–29

10.    Moses: God himself attended Moses’ funeral and buried him on Mount Pisgah. Apparently Michael the archangel and Satan were at this funeral.

Deut. 34; Jude 9

11.    Joshua: Israel’s great warrior was buried on a hill belonging to the tribe of Ephraim.

Josh. 24:29–30

12.    Samuel: All Israel gathered at Ramah to bury their beloved prophet. Both saul and David may have attended, but not at the same time.

1 Sam. 25:1

13.    David: Solomon buried his great father in the city of David after hearing his dying words of admonition.

1 Kings 2:1–11

14.    The widow of Zarephath’s son: This marked the first biblical resurrection from the dead. Elijah performed it.

1 Kings 17:17–24

15.    The Shunammite’s son: This marked the second biblical resurrection.

2 Kings 4:18–37

16.    A nameless man: This burial proved to be premature, for after the body came into contact with the buried bones of Elisha, the man was revived.

2 Kings 13:20–21

17.    The daughter of Jairus: She was never buried, for Jesus raised her.

Mark 5:35–43; Luke 8:41–42, 49–56; Matt. 9:18–26

18.    The widow of Nain’s son: Another dead person raised by Jesus.

Luke 7:11–18

19.    Lazarus: He had already been buried for four days, and was raised, still wearing his graveclothes, by Jesus.

John 11:1–46

20.    Dorcas: This good woman, whose body had been lying in an upper chamber, was raised by Peter.

Acts 9:36–42

 

CALLED BY GOD TO SPECIAL SERVICE

See also Ordained before Birth for Special Service

1.    Noah, called to build a ship

Gen. 6:14

2.    Abraham, called to leave his home for a strange land

Gen. 12:1–2

3.    Isaac, called to stay in Palestine and carry on his father’s faith

Gen 26:1–5

4.    Jacob, called to be true to his grandfather’s faith

Gen. 28:12–15

5.    Joseph, called to exercise spiritual authority over his brothers

Gen. 37:5–9

6.    Moses, called to free Israel from Egyptian bondage

Exod. 3:1–12

7.    Aaron, called to become Israel’s first high priest

Lev. 8:2

8.    Eleazar, called to assume responsibility over the tabernacle and to become Israel’s high priest

Num. 3:32; 20:28; 34:17

9.    Phinehas, called to receive God’s covenant of peace for his family

Num. 25:10–13

10.    Joshua, called to lead Israel into Canaan

Josh. 1:1–9

11.    Othniel, called to defeat the Mesopotamians

Jdg. 3:9–10

12.    Ehud, called to defeat the Moabites

Judg. 3:15

13.    Deborah and Barak, called to defeat Canaanites

Judg. 4:4–9

14.    Gideon, called to defeat the Midianites

Judg. 6:11–16

15.    Jephthah, called to defeat the Ammonites

Judg. 11:29

16.    Samson, called to defeat the Philistines

Judg. 13:24–25

17.    Samuel, called to replace Eli

1 Sam. 3:1–14

18.    Saul, called to be Israel’s first king

1 Sam. 9

19.    David, called to be Israel’s finest king

1 Sam. 16

20.    Solomon, called to serve God as did his father

1 Kings 3:1–14

21.    Jeroboam, called to be king over the ten tribes of Israel

1 Kings 11:26–40

22.    Elijah, called to preach judgment against sin

1 Kings 17:1–4

23.    Elisha, called to be the successor to Elijah

2 Kings 2:1–13

24.    Jehu, called to rule over the ten tribes of Israel

2 Kings 9:1–6

25.    Ezra, called to teach the Word of God to the returning Jews

Ezra 7:6–10

26.    Nehemiah, called to build the wall around Jerusalem

Neh. 2:18

27.    Esther, called to save her people from extermination by the Persians

Esther 4:13–16

28.    Isaiah, called to become God’s greatest prophet

Isa. 6:1–13

29.    Jeremiah, called to be a prophet to the nations

Jer. 1:4–10

30.    Ezekiel, called to be Israel’s watchman on the wall

Ezek. 3:10–27

31.    Daniel, called to interpret dreams

Dan. 2:19–23

32.    Hosea, called to marry a harlot

Hosea 1:1–2

33.    Amos, called to preach against the sins of the ten tribes

Amos 1:1

34.    Jonah, called to warn Nineveh about coming judgment unless it repented

Jon. 1:1–2

35.    John the Baptist, called to prepare the way for Christ

Luke 1:76–80

36.    Peter and Andrew, called to follow Christ

Matt. 4:18–20

37.    James and John, called to follow Christ

Matt. 4:21–22

38.    Philip, called to follow Christ

John 1:43

39.    Nathanael, called to follow Christ

John 1:44–51

40.    Matthew, called to follow Christ

Matt. 9:9

41.    The rich young ruler, called to sell his goods and follow Christ

Matt. 19:16–21

42.    Matthias, called to take the place of Judas Iscariot

Acts 1:23–26

43.    Stephen, called to function as a deacon and evangelist

Acts 6:5, 8–15

44.    Philip, called to function as a deacon and evangelist

Acts 6:5; 8:5–8

45.    Saul, called to become the church’s first missionary-evangelist-pastor

Acts 9:15–16; 13:1–2

46.    Barnabas, called to help Paul

Acts 11:22–30

47.    John Mark, called to help Paul

Acts 13:5; 15:39

48.    Silas, called to help Paul

Acts 15:40

49.    Timothy, called to help Paul and later pastor a church

Acts 16:1–3

50.    Apollos, called to be an evangelist and pastor

Acts 18:24–26

51.    Jude, called to write the Book of Jude

Jude 3

caves

1.    The cave Lot fled to after Sodom’s destruction

Gen. 19:30

2.    Machpelah, where Sarah, Abraham, Isaac, Rebekah, Leah, and Jacob were buried

Gen. 23:19; 25:9; 35:29; 49:30–31

3.    Makkedah, where five wicked kings hid

Josh. 10:16–17

4.    Adullam, where David escaped from Saul

1 Sam. 22:1

5.    Engedi, where David spared Saul

1 Sam. 24:1–8

6.    The cave where Obadiah hid 150 prophets of God

1 Kings 18:4

7.    The cave where God spoke to Elijah

1 Kings 19:9–18

8.    The cave where God spoke to Moses

Exod. 33:21–23

9.    The cave where Lazarus was buried

John 11:38

10    The cave where Jesus was entombed

Matt. 27:59–60

children

Infants

1.    David and Bathsheba’s son, who died in infancy

2 Sam. 12:15–18

2.    Harlot’s baby, a case that proved Solomon’s wisdom

1 Kings 3:16–27

3.    Ichabod, Phinehas’s son and Eli’s grandson, whose name means, “the glory of the Lord has departed”

1 Sam. 4:19–21

CHILDREN

Small Children

1.    Jeroboam’s son, taken by God to punish Jeroboam

1 Kings 14:12–13

2.    Isaiah’s first son, who was with his father when the virgin birth prophecy was given

Isa. 7:3, 14

3.    Isaiah’s second son, whose name, Maher-shalal-hash-baz, is the longest in the Bible

Isa. 8:1–4

4.    Nobleman’s son, whom Jesus healed without being present

John 4:46–53

5.    Child used by Jesus as illustration of the kingdom of God

Matt. 18:1–6; Mark 9:36–37; Luke 9:46–48

CHILDREN

Young Boys

1.    Boy raised by Elijah in what was history’s first resurrection

1 Kings 17:17–24

2.    Boy raised by Elisha in what was history’s second resurrection

2 Kings 4:17–37

3.    Boy who betrayed David by helping Absalom

2 Sam. 17:18

4.    Micha, son of Mephibosheth and grandson of Jonathan

2 Sam. 9:12

5.    Boy with fishes and loaves used by Christ to feed the 5000

John 6:9

6.    Demonic lad whose heartbroken father asked Jesus to heal him after the disciples proved unable to heal him

Matt. 17:14–18; Mark 9:24

CHILDREN

Young Girls

1.    Jairus’s daughter, raised from the dead by Jesus

Mark 5:35–42

2.    Rhoda, the first person to hear from Peter after he was released from prison

Acts 12:13

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

See also The Church’s Tasks, Commands to Believers, Praying, Salvation, Worshiping God

7 Divine Calls to the Christian from God

1.    The call to salvation

Rom. 8:28–30

2.    The call to sanctification

1 Thess. 4:3; 5:23–24

3.    The call to service

John 15:16; 1 Cor. 1:26; Eph. 2:10

4.    The call to separation

2 Cor. 6:14–18

5.    The call to sonship

1 John 3:1

6.    The call to subjection

Rom. 13:4–5

7.    The call to suffering

John 16:33; Acts 14:22; Phil. 1:29; 3:10; 1 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 2:21

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

See also The Church’s Tasks, Commands to Believers, Praying, Salvation, Worshiping God

9 Reasons for Studying Biblical Doctrine

1.    It will help settle us.

Eph. 4:14

2.    It will help save us from theological food poisoning.

1 Tim. 4:13–16

3.    It will help us reflect God.

2 Tim. 2:15

4.    It will help us equip ourselves.

2 Tim. 3:13–17; Eph. 6:10–17

5.    We will understand the history of Israel.

1 Cor. 10:1–5

6.    We will understand the restoration of Israel.

Rom. 11:25

7.    We will understand spiritual gifts.

1 Cor. 12:1

8.    We will understand the return of Christ.

1 Thess. 4:13–17

9.    We will understand the destruction of this earth

2 Pet. 3:8, 10

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

See also The Church’s Tasks, Commands to Believers, Praying, Salvation, Worshiping God

12 Areas to Be Tested at the Judgment Seat of Christ

1.    How we treat other believers

Heb. 6:10; Matt. 10:41–42

2.    How we exercise our authority over others.

Heb. 13:17; James 3:1

3.    How we employ our God-given abilities.

1 Cor. 12:4, 11; 2 Tim. 1:6; 1 Pet. 4:10

4.    How we use our money

1 Cor. 16:2; 2 Cor. 9:6–7; 1 Tim. 6:17–19

5.    How we spend our time

Ps. 90:12; Eph. 5:16; Col. 4:5; 1 Pet. 1:17

6.    How much we suffer for Jesus

Matt. 5:11–12; Mark 10:29–30; Rom. 8:18; 2 Cor. 4:17; 1 Pet. 4:12–13

7.    How we run that particular race which God has chosen for us

1 Cor. 9:24; Phil. 2:16; 3:13–14; Heb. 12:1

8.    How effectively we control the old nature

1 Cor. 9:25–27

9.    How many souls we witness to and win to Christ

Prov. 11:30; Dan. 12:3; 1 Thess. 2:19–20

10.    How we react to temptation

James 1:2–3; Rev. 2:10

11.    How much the doctrine of the Rapture means to us

2 Tim. 4:8–9

12.    How faithful we are to the Word of God and the flock of God

Acts 20:26–28; 2 Tim. 4:1–2; Pet. 5:2–4

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

See also The Church’s Tasks, Commands to Believers, Praying, Salvation, Worshiping God

10 Challenges of the Christian in Light of the Rapture

1.    To attend the services of the Lord regularly

Heb. 10:25

2.    To observe the Lord’s Supper with the Rapturein mind

1 Cor. 11:26

3.    To love believers and all men

1 Thess. 3:12–13

4.    To be patient

James 5:8

5.    To live a separated life

1 John 3:2–3

6.    To refrain from judging others

1 Cor. 4:5

7.    To preach the Word

2 Tim. 4:1, 2

8.    To comfort the bereaved

1 Thess. 4:16, 18

9.    To win souls

Jude 21–23

10.    To be concerned with heaven

Col. 3:1–4

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

See also The Church’s Tasks, Commands to Believers, Praying, Salvation, Worshiping God

5 Reasons for Giving Our Money

1.    That God’s work might be supported

1 Tim. 5:17–18

2.    That our lives might be blessed

Prov. 3:9–10; 28:20; Mal. 3:10; Luke 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:6

3.    That other Christians might be challenged

2 Cor. 9:2

4.    That the Father might be glorified

2 Cor. 9:12

5.    That needy saints may be provide for

Acts 11:29; 1 John 3:17

CHURCHES

See also Pastors

1.    The church in Jerusalem


 

a.    Began at Pentecost with at least 3120 members and was pastored by James, half brother of Christ

Acts 2:47, 41; 15:13

b.    Performed many wonders and signs

Acts 2:43; 5:12–16

c.    Had believers who had all things in common

Acts 2:44–45; 4:32–35

d.    Had believers who were in one

Acts 2:46

e.    Spent a good deal of time in prayer

Acts 2:42; 3:1; 4:24; 12:5–17

f.    Witnessed at every opportunity

Acts 3:12; 5:42; 4:33

g.    Radiated Jesus

Acts 4:13; 6:15

h.    Was kept pure by God

Acts 5:1–11; 8:18–24

i.    Grew constantly

Acts 2:47; 5:14; 4:4; 12:24

j.    Endured persecution

Acts 4:1–3; 4:14–21; 5:17–41; 7:54–60; 8:1–3; 12:1–4

k.    Appointed deacons

Acts 6:1–7

l.    Practiced baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Acts 2:41, 46

m.    Sent forth missionaries

Acts 8:5, 14; 11:22; 13:1–3; 15:22, 27

n.    Was the site of the important meeting on circumcision

Acts 15

o.    Had Spirit-led believers

Acts 2:1–18; 4:31; 13:2–4; 15:28

p.    Preached the word

Acts 2:16–36; 3:13–26; 7:1–53; 6:4; 5:42

q.    Contended for the faith

Acts 15:1–21

r.    Apparently later compromised with Judaizers

Acts 21:18–25

2.    The church in Antioch of Syria


 

a.    Founded during the persecution which followed the martyrdom of Stephen

Acts 11:19

b.    Experienced a great in gathering of souls

Acts 11:21

c.    Received Barnabas, sent by the Jerusalem church to check it out

Acts 11:22

d.    First pastored by Barnabas

Acts 11:23

e.    Had many new members added at this time

Acts 11:24

f.    Had Paul as associate pastor

Acts 11:25

g.    Where Paul and Barnabas worked for a year

Acts 11:26

h.    Where believers were first called Christian

Acts 11:26

i.    Took up a large love offering for the needy believers in Jerusalem

Acts 11:30

j.    The home church of the first two Christian missionaries, Paul and Barnabas

Acts 13:1–3; 14:26

k.    Later became their headquarters, both after their first missionary trip and following the Jerusalem Council

Acts 14:26; 15:35

l.    Home church of Silas

Acts 15:34

m.    Where Paul set Peter straight on matters of legalism

Gal. 2:11

3.    The church in Antioch of Pisidia


 

a.    Begun by Paul during his first missionary journey

Acts 13:14

b.    Where Paul preached his first recorded sermon

Acts 13:16

c.    Formed from the converts coming out this meeting

Acts 13:43

d.    Where Paul turned from the Jews

Acts 13:46

e.    Where Paul related his heavenly calling as a light to the Gentiles

Acts 13:47

4.    The church in Lystra


 

a.    Organized during Paul’s first missionary journey

Acts 14:6

b.    The scene of Paul’s healing of the impotent man, which led to Paul’s almost being worshipped

Acts 14:10–11

c.    The scene of Paul’s stoning

Acts 14:19; 2 Tim. 3:11

d.    Where Paul picked up Timothy during his second missionary journey

Acts 16:1–3

5.    The church in Derbe

Acts 14:20–22

6.    The church in Iconium


 

a.    Where Paul led many to Christ during his first journey

Acts 14:2

b.    Where he also worked great signs and wonders

Acts 14:3

c.    Where Paul was driven from by the unbelieving Jews

Acts 14:5

7.    The church in Philippi


 

a.    Organized by Paul in the home of a woman convert named Lydia

Acts 16:15, 40

b.    The scene of Paul’s healing of a demon-possessed girl

Acts 16:18

c.    Where the jailor became a convert

Acts 16:33

d.    Paul wrote a letter to this church.

Phil. 1:1

e.    Timothy ministered to this church.

Phil. 2:19

f.    Sent Epaphroditus to minister to Paul while the apostle was in prison

Phil. 2:25

g.    Was in danger of legalism

Phil. 3:1–3

h.    Paul wrote and asked the “true yokefellow” to help two quarelling church women named Euodias and Syntyche.

Phil. 4:1–3

i.    Helped to supply the material needs of Paul

Phil. 4:15, 18

8.    The church in Thessalonica


 

a.    Founded during Paul’s second missionary journey

Acts 17:1

b.    Witnessed a great harvest of souls

Acts 17:4

c.    Paul was accused here of turning the world upside down

Acts 17:6

d.    In spite of their zeal, the believers were not good Bible students

Acts 17:11

e.    Paul wrote two letters to this church

1 Thess. 1:1; 2 Thess. 1:1

f.    The believers there had a reputation for witnessing

1 Thess. 1:8

g.    They were persecuted by the unbelieving Jews for their faith

1 Thess. 2:14

h.    Timothy ministered to this church.

1 Thess. 3:1–2

i.    There were some lazy members in this church

2 Thess. 3:10

j.    Them were some busybodies.

2 Thess. 3:11

k.    There were some disobedient members.

2 Thess. 3:14–15

9.    The church in Berea, commended for its knowledge of and love for the Word of God

Acts 17:11

10.    The church in Athens. It is not certain whether a local assembly came into being after Paul’s sermon on Mars Hill, but if so, a convert named Dionysius probably led it.

Acts 17:34

11.    The church in Corinth


 

a.    Founded during Paul’s second journey

Acts 18:1

b.    Paul was aided by Aquila and Priscilla.

Acts 18:2

c.    Crispus, the chief ruler of the Jewish synagogue, was one of the first converts.

Acts 18:8

d.    His successor, Sosthenes, later was also evidently saved.

Acts 18:17; see 1 Cor. 1:1

e.    Paul stayed here 18 months.

Acts 18:11

f.    To this church Paul wrote several letters, two of which are included in the New Testament.

1 Cor. 5:9; 2 Cor. 10:9–10

g.    This church experienced almost total confusion in regard to:


 

(1)    baptism

1 Cor. 1:12

(2)    earthly wisdom

1 Cor. 1:26

(3)    carnality and strife

1 Cor. 3:1–3

(4)    judging others unfairly

1 Cor. 4:7

(5)    immorality

1 Cor. 5:1

(6)    taking other believers to court

1 Cor. 6:1–4

(7)    marriage

1 Cor. 7:1

(8)    Christian liberty

1 Cor. 8–9

(9)    the Lord’s Supper

1 Cor. 11:17–34

(10)    spiritual gifts

1 Cor. 12–14

(11)    the doctrine of the resurrection

1 Cor. 15

(12)    tithing

1 Cor. 16

h.    Later pastored by Apollos

1 Cor. 3:6

12.    The church in Ephesus


 

a.    Founded during Paul’s second journey

Acts 18:19

b.    May have been pastored by Apollos, Timothy, and the apostle John


 

c.    Where Paul wrought many miracles and saw much fruit

Acts 19:11–41

d.    Where Paul went soul-winning door-to-door

Acts 20:17–21

e.    The only Christian church ever to receive letters from two New Testament writers: Paul wrote a letter to them (Eph. 1:1), and John the apostle would later direct a portion of his book Revelation to them (Rev. 2:1–7). According to John’s letter, this church:


 

(1)    worked hard and possessed patience


 

(2)    had high church standards


 

(3)    suffered for Christ


 

(4)    hated the deeds of the licentious Nicolaitans


 

(5)    had left their first love


 

(6)    needed to remember, repent, and return to Christ


 

13.    The church in Troas. Here Paul raised up Eutychus, a believer who had gone asleep during Paul’s sermon and had fallen down from the third loft of the building.

Acts 20:7–12

14.    The church in Rome


 

a.    Origin and founder of this church unknown


 

b.    Where Priscilla and Aquila labored, the church meeting in their home

Rom. 16:3–5

c.    Had a ringing testimony throughout all the land

Rom. 1:8

d.    Paul mentions having many personal friends in this church. The names of 26 individuals may be counted in Romans 16.


 

15.    The churches in Galatia


 

a.    Organized by Paul during his first journey


 

b.    Had all fallen victim to the legalistic Judaizers, who would continually plague Paul’s gospel of grace

Gal. 1:6–9

c.    The Letter to the Galatians was written to these churches.

Gal. 3:1

16.    The church in Colosse


 

a.    Founded during Paul’s stay in Ephesus, probably by Epaphras

Col. 2:1; 1:7, 12–13

b.    Philemon and Onesimus were members.

Col. 4:9; Philem. 1–2

c.    Paul commanded the Colossian epistle to be read to the Laodicean church, and ordered the one he wrote them to be read to the Colossian church.

Col. 4:16

17.    The church in Babylon

1 Pet. 5:13

a.    Wherever this church was located, it was filled with suffering believers.

1 Pet. 1:6

b.    Some of this suffering was due to sin.

1 Pet. 4:15–17

18.    The church in Smyrna

Rev. 2:8–11

a.    The believers had suffered much for Christ.


 

b.    They had been slandered by those from the synagogue of Satan.


 

c.    Satan had imprisoned some of them.


 

19.    The church in Pergamos

Rev. 2:12–17

a.    The believers were located in the very center of satanic worship.


 

b.    They had remained loyal to Christ in spite of martyrdom.


 

c.    They were, however, tolerating some in the church who were guilty of sexual sins.


 

d.    They were also tolerating those who held the doctrine of the Nicolaitans.


 

20.    The church in Thyatira

Rev. 2:18–29

a.    The believers had performed many good deeds.


 

b.    But they permitted a false prophetess named Jezebel to teach that sexual sin was not a serious matter.


 

21.    The church in Sardis

Rev. 3:1–6

a.    This church had a reputation, but was dead.


 

b.    They were to strengthen what little good remained.


 

22.    The church in Philadelphia

Rev. 3:7–13

a.    Even though this church was not strong, its members had obeyed God’s Word.


 

b.    This they had done during persecution.


 

23.    The church in Laodicea

Rev. 3:14–22

a.    This was the least faithful church mentioned in the New Testament.


 

b.    The people were neither hot nor cold.


 

c.    They bragged about their wealth, claiming they had need of nothing, but in reality they were wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.


 

d.    God admonished them to totally repent and allow him to re-enter fellowship with them.


 

THE CHURCH’S TASKS

See also The Christian Life, Worshiping God

1.    To love God

Rev. 2:4

2.    To glorify God

Eph. 1:5–6, 11–12, 14; 3:21; 2 Thess. 1:12

3.    To display God’s grace

Eph. 2:7; 3:6, 10; 1 Pet. 2:9

4.    To evangelize the world

Matt. 28:19–20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; John 20:21; Acts 1:8

5.    To baptize believers

Matt. 28:19

6.    To instruct believers

Matt. 28:19; Phil. 4:8–9; 1 Tim. 4:6; 5:17; 2 Tim. 2:2, 24–25

7.    To edify believers

1 Cor. 14:16; Eph. 4:11–12, 16; 1 Thess. 5:11; 2 Pet. 3:18; Jude 20

8.    To discipline believers


 

9.    To provide fellowship for believers

Acts 2:42; 1 Cor. 1:9; 2 Cor. 8:4; 13:14; Gal. 2:9; Phil. 1:5; 2:12; 1 John 1:3, 6–7

10.    To care for its own in time of need

2 Cor. 8–9; 1 Tim. 5:1–16; James 1:27

11.    To provoke Israel to jealousy

Rom. 11:11–14

12.    To prepare rulers for the millennial kingdom

Rom. 8:17; 2 Tim. 2:12

13.    To act as a restraining and enlightening force in this present world

Matt. 5:13–16; 2 Thess. 2:6–7

14.    To promote all that is good

Gal. 6:10

cities

1.    Acre (Ptolemais)


 

a.    Paul stopped here on his final trip to Jerusalem.

Acts 21:7

b.    Important because of its excellent harbor and ease of access to the plain of Esdraelon


 

2.    Alexandria, the home of Apollos

Acts 18:24–26

3.    Anathoth, the home of Jeremiah

Jer. 1:1

4.    Antioch of Pisidia, where Paul preached his first recorded sermon during the first missionary journey

Acts 13:14–52

5.    Antioch of Syria


 

a.    Where the disciples were first called Christians

Acts 11:19–26

b.    Where the first missionaries were sent forth

Acts 13:1–3

6.    Antipatris, where the soldiers who took Paul captive from Jerusalem to Caesarea stopped for the night

Acts 23:31

7.    Arad, where men took some of the children of Israel prisoners; Israel vowed to destroy them for this.

Compare Num. 21:1–2 with 33:40; Josh. 12:14; Judg. 1:16

8.    Arimathea, home of Joseph, who, along with Nicodemus, claimed the body of our Lord

Matt. 27:57–60

9.    Ashdod, one of the five main Philistine cities, where the Ark of the Covenant caused the destruction of the pagan god Dagon

1 Sam. 5:1–8

10.    Ashkelon, another key Philistine city

1 Sam. 6:17

a.    Birthplace of Herod the Great


 

b.    Where Samson slew 30 men

Judg. 14:19

11.    Ashtaroth, home of a number of giants

Deut. 1:4; Josh. 9:10

12.    Athens, capital city of Greece, where Paul preached his Mars Hill sermon

Acts 17:15–34

13.    Babylon


 

a.    Capital city of the Babylonian Empire


 

b.    Home of the Tower of Babel and original headquarters of all false religions

Rev. 17

c.    Where Daniel and Ezekiel lived and wrote their Old Testament books


 

14.    Beersheba, the southern limit of Israel (Judg. 20:1), actually a cluster of wells in the open desert; place where Abraham made a covenant with Abimelech and to which Hagar fled

Gen. 21:14, 31

15.    Berea, a place of Scripture-loving believers, visited by Paul during his first missionary journey

Acts 17:10–12

16.    Bethany


 

a.    Where Lazarus was raised from the dead

John 11

b.    Where Mary anointed the feet of Jesus

John 12:1–11

c.    Where the Lord blessed his disciples just prior to his ascension

Luke 24:50

17.    Bethel


 

a.    Where Abraham worshiped God when he came to, Palestine

Gen. 12:8; 13:3–4

b.    Where Jacob dreamed his “ladder dream”

Gen. 28:11–19

c.    Where Jacob was commanded to return

Gen. 35:1, 8, 15

d.    Where Jeroboam set up golden calf images

1 Kings 12:26–29

e.    Where Elisha was mocked by some children

2 Kings 2:1–3, 23–24

18.    Bethlehem


 

a.    Burial place of Rachel

Gen. 35:15–18

b.    Home of Boaz and Ruth

Book of Ruth

c.    Birthplace of David and the site of his anointing

1 Sam. 16:4–13

d.    Birthplace of Jesus

Micah 5:2; John 7:42; Luke 2

e.    Birthplace of Mary and Joseph

Luke 2:1–4

19.    Beth-peor, site of the last sermon and burial place of Moses

Deut. 4:44–46; 34:1–6

20.    Bethphage, where Jesus mounted the donkey he rode into Jerusalem

Matt. 21:1

21.    Bethsaida


 

a.    Home of Philip, Andrew, and Peter

John 1:44

b.    One of the cities upbraided by Jesus

Luke 10:11–14

c.    Where Jesus healed a blind man

Mark 8:22–26

22.    Beth-shan, where the bodies of Saul and Jonathan were nailed to the wall

1 Sam. 31:8–13

23.    Beth-shemesh


 

a.    Birthplace of Samson

Judg. 13:2–25

b.    Where a number of men were slain for looking into the Ark of God

1 Sam. 6:19–21

24.    Caesarea


 

a.    Home of Cornelius

Acts 10:1–18

b.    Where God struck down Herod Agrippa I

Acts 12:19–23

c.    Home of Philip the evangelist and his daughters

Acts 21:10–13

d.    Where Paul witnessed to Felix

Acts 24:25

e.    Where Paul witnessed to Agrippa

Acts 26:28

25.    Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus heard Peter’s great confession

Matt. 16:13

26.    Cana


 

a.    Home of Nathanael

John 21:2

b.    Where Jesus performed his first miracle, that of turning water into wine

John 2:1–11

c.    Where Jesus performed his second miracle, that of healing the nobleman’s son

John 4:46–54

27.    Capernaum


 

a.    Main headquarters of Jesus’ earthly ministry

Matt. 4:13; 9:1

b.    Where Jesus chose Matthew

Matt. 9:9

c.    Where Jesus delivered his great Bread of Life sermon

John 6:24–71

d.    Where Jesus performed at least nine of his 36 recorded miracles:


 

(1)    Healing of the centurion’s servant

Matt. 8:5–13

(2)    Healing of Peter’s mother-in-law

Matt. 8:14–15

(3)    Healing of a demoniac

Mark 1:21–27

(4)    Healing of a palsied man who was lowered from the roof

Mark 2:1–5

(5)    Healing of the woman with internal bleeding

Matt. 9:22

(6)    Healing of Jairus’s daughter

Matt. 9:25

(7)    Healing of two blind men

Matt. 9:29

(8)    Healing of a dumb demoniac

Matt. 9:33

(9)    The miracle of the tribute money

Matt. 17:24–27

28.    Colosse


 

a.    The church in this city received a letter from Paul.


 

b.    Home of Philemon and Onesimus

Col. 4:9

29.    Corinth


 

a.    Home of Aquila and Priscilla

Acts 18:1–2

b.    Where God appeared to Paul in a vision

Acts 18:9–10

c.    Where Paul visited on his second journey and spent 18 months

Acts 18:11

d.    The church in this city received two of Paul’s epistles.


 

30.    Cyrene, home of Simon, who carried Jesus’ cross

Matt. 27:32

31.    Damascus


 

a.    Home of Abraham’s faithful servant

Gen. 15:2

b.    Where Elisha visited a sick king

2 Kings 8:7

c.    Israel’s King Ahaz built a pagan altar in Jerusalem after seeing a similar one in Damascus.

2 Kings 16:10

d.    City connected with Paul’s conversion

Acts 9:1–18

32.    Dan


 

a.    City marking the northern limit of Israel

1 Sam. 3:20

b.    One of two cities where Jeroboam set up his golden calves

1 Kings 12:29

33.    Derbe, a stopping point during Paul’s first missionary journey

Acts 16:1

34.    Dothan


 

a.    Where Joseph was sold into slavery

Gen. 37:17

b.    Where the Lord struck the Syrian army with blindness at the request of Elisha

2 Kings 6:18

35.    Ekron, one of the five main Philistine cities whose leaders hurriedly rid themselves of the troublesome Ark of God

1 Sam. 10–12

36.    Emmaus, where Jesus appeared to two disciples after his resurrection

Luke 24:13–31

37.    Endor, where Saul visited the witch

1 Sam. 28:7–14

38.    Engedi, near where David hid from Saul in a cave

1 Sam. 24:1–22

39.    Ephesus


 

a.    Visited by Paul during his second missionary journey

Acts 18:19

b.    Where Apollos was instructed by Aquila and Priscilla

Acts 18:24–26

c.    Where Paul met some of John the Baptist’s disciples

Acts 19:1–7

d.    Where the gospel led to a book-burning ceremony and a confrontation with the worshipers of the pagan goddess Diana

Acts 19:18–41

40.    Ezion-geber, home of Solomon’s navy

1 Kings 9:26; 22:48

41.    Gath, Philistine city, hometown of Goliath

1 Sam. 17:4

42.    Gaza


 

a. Philistine city which had its main gates along with the gateposts pulled up and carried away by Samson

Judg. 16:1–3

b.    Where Samson was imprisoned after his betrayal by Delilah

Judg. 16:21

c.    Area where Philip met the Ethiopian eunuch

Acts 8:26

43.    Gerar


 

a.    Where Abraham lied the second time about Sarah

Gen. 20

b.    Where Isaac lied about Rebekah

Gen. 26

44.    Gibeah, hometown of Saul

1 Sam. 10:26

45.    Gibeon


 

a.    City that tricked Joshua into sparing it

Josh. 9:1–27

b.    Where the sun stood still

Josh. 10:12–13

c.    Where God appeared to Solomon and granted him wisdom

1 Kings 3:4–15

46.    Gilgal


 

a.    The first stop of Israel after they crossed the River Jordan west

Josh. 4:19

b.    Where Joshua heard Caleb’s testimony

Josh. 14:6–15

c.    Where Saul was publicly proclaimed king

1 Sam. 11:14–15

d.    Where Saul intruded into the office of the priesthood

1 Sam. 13:4–14

e.    Where Saul lied to Samuel about killing the enemy

1 Sam. 15:12–23

f.    Where Elisha cured a pot of poisonous stew

2 Kings 4:38–41

47.    Gomorrah, a wicked city near Sodom which was destroyed along with it

Gen. 19:24–25

48.    Haran


 

a.    City where Abraham got bogged down for awhile after his call to Canaan

Gen. 11:31; 12:4

b.    Home of Rebekah, and the home of Jacob for 20 years. Here all his sons except Benjamin were born.

Gen. 24:10; 28–29

49.    Hazor, headquarters of Israel’s enemy, Sisera

Judg. 4:1–2

50.    Hebron


 

a.    Where Abraham built an altar to God

Gen. 13:18

b.    Burial place of Sarah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Gen. 23:2, 19; 25:9; 35:27–29; 50:13

c.    Where David was anointed king over Judah

2 Sam. 2:1–3

d.    Where David was anointed king over all Israel

2 Sam. 5:1–5

e.    Where Joab killed Abner

2 Sam. 3:27

f.    Headquarters of Absalom during his brief rebellion

2 Sam. 15:7–10

g.    One of the six cities of refuge

Josh. 20:7

51.    Iconium, a stop during Paul’s first missionary journey

Acts 13:51

52.    Jabesh-gilead, a city saved from a cruel fate by King Saul

1 Sam. 11

53.    Jericho


 

a.    Home of Rahab the harlot

Josh. 2

b.    City shouted down by Israel

Josh. 6

c.    Location of a school of the prophets

2 Kings 2:5, 15

d.    City from which Elijah departed into heaven

2 Kings 2:1–5

e.    Where Jesus healed a blind man named Bartimaeus

Luke 18:35

f.    Where Jesus met Zacchaeus

Luke 19:1–10

g.    City Jesus used to illustrate his Good Samaritan parable

Luke 10:30–37

54.    Jerusalem

see separate entry

55.    Jezreel


 

a.    Home of Naboth

1 Kings 21:1–29

b.    Place of Jezebel’s death

2 Kings 9:10, 30–37

c.    Where Jehu killed two kings, Joram of the north, and Ahaziah of the south

2 Kings 8:29; 9:24, 27

56.    Joppa


 

a.    Where Jonah attempted to flee from God’s command

Jon. 1:3

b.    Where Peter raised Dorcas from the dead

Acts 9:36–41

c.    Where Peter received his “sheet” vision concerning the Gentiles

Acts 9:43

57.    Kerioth, birthplace of Judas Iscariot.


 

58.    Kirjath-jearim, where the Ark of the Covenant was kept for 20 years

1 Sam. 6:21; 7:1–2

59.    Laodicea, home of one of the seven churches mentioned in Revelation 3:14


 

60.    Lydda, where Peter cured Aeneas

Acts 9:32–35

61.    Lystra


 

a.    Home of Timothy

Acts 16:1–4

b.    Where Paul was stoned

Acts 14:19; 2 Tim. 3:11

62.    Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene

Luke 8:2; Mark 16:9

63.    Masada


 

a.    Where David hid from Saul

1 Sam. 24:22; 1 Chron. 12:8

b.    King Herod’s winter headquarters


 

c.    Site of the Jews’ last stand during the a.d. 66–73 revolt against the Romans. The 960 besieged Jews killed themselves rather than surrender.


 

64.    Michmash, site of Israel’s great victory over the Philistines

1 Sam. 14:1–23

65.    Miletus, a seaport town where Paul met with some Ephesian elders

Acts 20:15–38

66.    Mizpah


 

a.    Where Jacob and Laban parted

Gen. 31:49

b.    The hometown of Jephthah

Judg. 11:34

c.    Where 11 tribes declared war on Benjamin

Judg. 21:1–8

d.    Where Samuel gathered Israel for prayer and rededication

1 Sam. 7:5–7

e.    Where Saul was introduced to Israel as their first king

1 Sam. 10:17–24

Note: Saul was anointed at Ramah by Samuel, introduced at Mizpah, and publicly crowned at Gilgal. 1 Sam. 9:15–16; 10:1; 11:15


 


 

67.    Myra, where Paul changed ships as a prisoner en route to Rome

Acts 27:5–6

68.    Nain, where Jesus raised a widow’s son from the dead

Luke 7:11–18

69.    Nazareth


 

a.    Where the angels announced the birth of Jesus to both Mary and Joseph

Luke 1:26; Matt. 1:19–20

b.    Where Jesus grew into manhood

Luke 2:39–40

c.    Where he preached his Isaiah 61 sermon

Luke 4:16–30

d.    Where he was rejected by the townspeople, because “a prophet is not without honor, save in his own country”

Matt. 13:53–58; Mark 6:1–6

70.    Nineveh


 

a.    Ancient capital of Assyria, where Jonah was sent by God to preach

Jon. 1

b.    Referred to by Jesus as an Old Testament example of repentance

Matt. 12:41

71.    Nob


 

a.    Where David took refuge during his flight from Saul

1 Sam. 21:1

b.    Where Saul murdered 85 priests of the Lord

1 Sam. 22:18

72.    Paphos, a city in southwest Cyprus where Paul worked his first recorded miracle

Acts 13:6–12

73.    Perga, where John Mark left Paul and Barnabas to return home

Acts 13:13

74.    Pergamos, an Asian city with a church that was among the seven churches in Revelation

Rev. 2:12

75.    Petra


 

a.    Home of Esau

Gen. 36:1

b.    Home of some proud and treacherous Edomites

Book of Obadiah

c.    The possible refuge of saved Israel during the Tribulation

Rev. 12:14; Zech. 14:5; Isa. 63:1

76.    Philadelphia, an Asian city with a church that was among the seven churches in Revelation

Rev. 3:7–13

77.    Philippi


 

a.    Paul wrote a letter to the church in this city.


 

b.    Paul led three to Christ here. These conversion stories are well-known:


 

(1)    A Jewish woman, Lydia

Acts 16:14–15

(2)    A demon-possessed Greek girl

Acts 16:16–19

(3)    The jailor

Acts 16:25–34

78.    Rabbah-ammon, where Uriah was murdered

2 Sam. 11:2–17

79.    Ramah


 

a.    Home of Samuel’s parents

1 Sam. 1:19

b.    Where Israel gathered to demand a king

1 Sam. 8:4–5

c.    Permanent headquarters of Samuel

1 Sam. 15:34; 16:13

d.    Where Samuel was buried

1 Sam. 25:1

80.    Rome


 

a.    The church in this city received the greatest theological epistle ever written, Paul’s Letter to the Romans.


 

b.    Where Paul was martyred


 

c.    Where Peter was martyred


 

81.    Salamis, a city in southeast Cyprus where Paul preached during his first missionary journey

Acts 13:4–5

82.    Samaria


 

a.    Capital city of the northern kingdom, built by King Omri

1 Kings 16:24; 2 Kings 3:1

b.    Where Ahab built his beautiful ivory palace

1 Kings 16:31–33

c.    Where Elijah confronted Ahab about the murder of Naboth

1 Kings 21:18

d.    Where Ahab, mortally wounded, died beside a pool

1 Kings 22:37–38

e.    Where Elisha led some blinded Syrian soldiers

2 Kings 6:19

f.    The city saved by four lepers

2 Kings 7:1–20

g.    Where Naaman was healed of leprosy

2 Kings 5:3–14

h.    Where Jehu killed all the Baal worshipers

2 Kings 10:17–28

i.    Where Philip the evangelist led a great revival

Acts 8:5–25

83.    Shechem


 

a.    Where Jacob buried his household’s false gods

Gen. 35:4

b.    Where Simeon and Levi tricked their enemies

Gen. 34

c.    Where Joseph’s bones were buried

Josh. 24:32

d.    One of the six cities of refuge

Josh. 20:7–8

e.    Where Joshua gave his farewell address

Josh. 24:1

f.    Headquarters of Abimelech’s evil doings

Judg. 9

g.    Where Rehoboam was crowned king

1 Kings 12:1

84.    Shiloh


 

a.    Home of the tabernacle after Israel conquered Palestine

Josh. 18:1

b.    Where Joshua divided up the land among the tribes

Josh. 18:2–10; 19:51; 21:1–3

c.    Where the remaining Benjaminite warriors found wives

Judg. 21:16–23

d.    Where Hannah prayed for a son

1 Sam. 1

e.    Where God called to young Samuel

1 Sam. 3:21

f.    Where Jeroboam’s wife attempted to trick Ahijah the prophet

1 Kings 14:1–18

85.    Shunem, home of woman whose son Elisha raised

2 Kings 4:8

86.    Sidon


 

a.    Home of Jezebel

1 Kings 16:31–33

b.    Home of the Canaanite woman whose daughter Jesus healed

Matt. 15:21–28

87.    Smyrna, a city in Asia that had one of the seven churches mentioned in Revelation

Rev. 2:8–11

88.    Sodom


 

a.    Abraham refused to enter into a pact with the wicked king of this perverted city.

Gen. 14:21–24

b.    Destroyed by God with fire and brimstone

Gen. 19

89.    Succoth


 

a. Jacob’s home for awhile after meeting up with Esau

Gen. 33:17

b.    City punished by Gideon because of its refusal to feed his hungry troops

Judg. 8:5–16

90.    Sychar, home of the Samaritan woman who talked with Jesus at the well

John 4:7–26

91.    Tarsus, birthplace of Paul

Acts 9:11; 21:39; 22:3

92.    Tekoa


 

a.    Home of a crafty woman who attempted to reconcile David and Absalom

2 Sam. 14:2–4

b.    Home of Amos the prophet

Amos 1:1

93.    Thessalonica


 

a.    Paul established a church here during his second missionary journey.

Acts 17:1–9

b.    He later wrote two epistles to this church.


 

94.    Thyatira


 

a.    Home of Lydia

Acts 16:14

b.    Location of one of the seven churches in Revelation

Rev. 2:18–24

95.    Tiberias, the town at the mouth of the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee

John 6:1; 21:1

96.    Troas


 

a.    Where Paul received his Macedonian vision

Acts 16:11

b.    Where Paul revived Eutychus

Acts 20:6–12

c.    Where Paul left his cloak

2 Tim. 4:13

97.    Tyre


 

a.    Home of Hiram, the supplier for Solomon’s temple

1 Kings 5:1–11; 9:11–14

b.    City of Ezekiel’s great prophecy

Ezek. 26

c.    Where God struck down Herod with a plague

Acts 12:20

d.    Where Paul knelt down by the seashore and prayed

Acts 21:2–6

98.    Ur, birthplace of Abraham

Gen. 11:27, 28; 15:7; Neh. 9:7

99.    Zarephath, home of a widow with whom Elijah stayed

1 Kings 17:9–24; Luke 4:26

100.    Zoar, a city near the cave where Lot and his daughters stayed after Sodom’s destruction


 

city builders

1.    Cain built a city called Enoch east of Eden.

Gen. 4:17

2.    Nimrod built Babylon.

Gen. 10:8–11; 11:4

3.    Enslaved Israelites built treasure cities of Pithom and Raamses.

Exod. 1:11

4.    Solomon built Gezer and Beth-horon.

1 Kings 9:1–17

5.    Jeroboam built Shechem and Penuel.

1 Kings 12:25

6.    Rehoboam rebuilt Bethlehem.

2 Chron. 11:6

7.    Baasha rebuilt Ramah.

1 Kings 15:17

8.    Omri built Samaria.

1 Kings 16:23–24

9.    Hiel rebuilt Jericho.

1 Kings 16:34

10.    Azariah built Elath.

2 Kings 14:22

11.    Nebuchadnezzar rebuilt Babylon.

Dan. 4:30

COMMANDS TO BELIEVERS

See also The Christian Life, Praying, Worshiping God

1.    Abstain from all appearances of evil.

1 Thess. 5:22

2.    Abstain from all fleshly lusts.

1 Pet. 2:11

3.    Avoid troublemakers.

Rom. 16:17

4.    Avoid profane and vain babblings.

1 Tim. 6:20

5.    Avoid false science.

1 Tim. 6:20

6.    Avoid foolish questions.

Titus 3:9

7.    Avoid arguments about the law.

Titus 3:9

8.    Be reconciled to a brother.

Matt. 5:24

9.    Be wise as serpents.

Matt. 10:16

10.    Be harmless as doves.

Matt. 10:16

11.    Be thankful.

Col. 3:15

12.    Be patient toward all men.

1 Thess. 5:14; 2 Tim. 2:24

13.    Be ready to give an answer of the hope that is in you.

1 Pet. 3:15

14.    Be transformed.

Rom. 12:2

15.    Be patient in tribulation.

Rom. 12:12

16.    Be children in [avoiding] malice.

1 Cor. 14:20

17.    Be men in understanding.

1 Cor. 14:20

18.    Be steadfast.

1 Cor. 15:58

19.    Be unmovable.

1 Cor. 15:58

20.    Be always abounding in God’s work.

1 Cor. 15:58

21.    Be of one mind.

Rom. 12:16

22.    Be separate from the unclean.

2 Cor. 6:17

23.    Be angry and sin not.

Eph. 4:26

24.    Be filled with the Spirit.

Eph. 5:18

25.    Be anxious for nothing.

Phil. 4:6

26.    Be an example to other believers.

1 Tim. 4:12

27.    Be gentle to all men.

2 Tim. 2:24

28.    Be ready to teach.

2 Tim. 2:24

29.    Be content with what you have.

Heb. 13:5

30.    Be vigilant.

1 Pet. 5:8

31.    Do not be like the hypocrites in prayer.

Matt. 6:5

32.    Do not be afraid of men.

Luke 12:4

33.    Do not be conformed to this world.

Rom. 12:2

34.    Do not be children in understanding.

1 Cor. 14:20

35.    Do not be deceived by evil companions.

1 Cor. 15:33

36.    Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.

2 Cor. 6:14–18

37.    Do not be drunk with wine.

Eph. 5:18

38.    Do not be weary in well-doing.

2 Thess. 3:13

39.    Do not be slothful.

Heb. 6:12

40.    Do not be influenced by strange doctrines.

Heb. 13:9

41.    Beware of false prophets.

Matt. 7:15; Phil. 3:2

42.    Beware of [evil] men.

Matt. 10:17

43.    Beware of covetousness.

Luke 12:15

44.    Beware of backsliding.

2 Pet. 3:17

45.    Do not bid false teachers Godspeed.

2 John 10–11

46.    Bring up children in the Lord.

Eph. 6:4

47.    Cast your cares upon God.

1 Pet. 5:7

48.    Have confidence in God.

Heb. 10:35

49.    Come out from among the world.

2 Cor. 6:17

50.    Count it joy when you are tempted.

James 1:2

51.    Treat others as you expect to be treated.

Matt. 7:12

52.    Desire the milk of the Word.

1 Pet. 2:2

53.    Do all to God’s glory.

1 Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:17, 23

54.    Do all things without murmuring or disputing.

Phil. 2:14

55.    Earnestly contend for the faith.

Jude 3

56.    Give no place to Satan.

Eph. 4:27

57.    Give thanks.

Eph. 5:20; Phil. 4:6

58.    Give time to reading.

1 Tim. 4:13

59.    Give no offense.

1 Cor. 10:32

60.    Give freely.

2 Cor. 9:6–7

61.    Give as God has prospered.

1 Cor. 16:2

62.    Give willingly.

2 Cor. 8:12

63.    Give purposely.

2 Cor. 9:7

64.    Do not grieve the Holy Spirit.

Eph. 4:30

65.    Grow in grace.

2 Pet. 3:18

66.    Have no fellowship with darkness.

Eph. 5:11

67.    Have compassion.

Jude 22

68.    Have a good conscience.

1 Pet. 3:16

69.    Hold forth the Word of life.

Phil. 2:16

70.    Hold fast sound words.

2 Tim. 1:13

71.    Honor fathers.

Eph. 6:2

72.    Honor mothers.

Matt. 19:19

73.    Honor widows.

1 Tim. 5:3

74.    Honor rulers.

1 Pet. 2:17

75.    Lay aside all envy.

1 Pet. 2:1

76.    Lay aside all evil speaking.

1 Pet. 2:1

77.    Do not lay up treasures on earth.

Matt. 6:19

78.    Let your light shine.

Matt. 5:16

79.    Let everyone deny himself.

Matt. 16:24

80.    Let him share with the needy.

Luke 3:11

81.    Let everyone obey civil laws.

Rom. 13:1

82.    Let no man deceive himself.

1 Cor. 3:18

83.    Let everyone examine himself at communion.

1 Cor. 11:28

84.    Let your requests be made known to God.

Phil. 4:6

85.    Let your speech be with grace.

Col. 4:6

86.    Do all things in decent order.

1 Cor. 14:40

87.    Let those who are taught support the teacher.

Gal. 6:6

88.    Let wives be subject to their Husbands.

Eph. 5:22; Col. 3:18

89.    Let husbands love their wives.

Eph. 5:25

90.    Let wives reverence their husbands.

Eph. 5:33

91.    Let everyone be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.

James 1:19

92.    Let the afflicted pray.

James 5:13

93.    Let the adorning of women be more inward than outward.

1 Pet. 3:3–4

94.    Don’t let the left hand know what the right hand is doing.

Matt. 6:3

95.    Do not let sin reign in the body.

Rom. 6:12

96.    Do not let the sun go down on your wrath.

Eph. 4:26

97.    Follow things that edify.

Rom. 14:19

98.    Walk in the Spirit.

Gal. 5:25

99.    Do not provoke one another.

Gal. 5:26

100.    Do not be weary in well-doing.

Gal. 6:9

101.    Come boldly to the throne of grace.

Heb. 4:16; 10:19–23

102.    Do not forsake assembling together in worship.

Heb. 10:25

103.    Exhort one another.

Heb. 10:25

104.    Lay aside every weight.

Heb. 12:1

105.    Run with patience the race before us.

Heb. 12:1

106.    Look to Jesus.

Heb. 12:2

107.    Offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually.

Heb. 13:15

108.    Do not judge one another in doubtful things.

Rom. 14:1

109.    Do not cause others to stumble.

Rom. 14:13

110.    Mark troublemakers.

Rom. 16:17; Phil. 3:17

111.    Pray for your persecutors.

Matt. 5:44; Luke 6:28

112.    Pray for laborers.

Matt. 9:38; Luke 10:2

113.    Present your body to God.

Rom. 12:1

114.    Put on the new man.

Eph. 4:24; Col. 3:10

115.    Put on the whole armor of God.

Eph. 6:11, 13

116.    Do not quench the Spirit.

1 Thess. 5:19

117.    Consider yourself dead to sin.

Rom. 6:11

118.    Redeem the time.

Eph. 5:16

119.    Resist the devil.

James 4:7; 1 Pet. 5:9

120.    Restore backsliders in meekness.

Gal. 6:1

121.    Strengthen feeble knees.

Heb. 12:12

122.    Study to show yourself approved to God.

2 Tim. 2:15

123.    Take no anxious thought of tomorrow.

Matt. 6:34

124.    Take the Lord’s Supper.

1 Cor. 11:24–26

125.    Be careful not to despise little ones.

Matt. 18:10

126.    Be aware of yourself and your doctrine.

1 Tim. 4:16

127.    Withdraw from disorderly people.

2 Thess. 3:6, 14

commands to individuals

1.    To Adam


 

a.    Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it.

Gen. 1:28

b.    But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat.

Gen. 2:17

2.    To Noah


 

a.    Make an ark of gopher wood.

Gen. 6:14

b.    And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort you shall bring into the ark.

Gen. 6:19

c.    Come with all your house into the ark.

Gen. 7:1

d.    Go forth from the ark.

Gen. 8:16

e.    Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

Gen. 9:1

3.    To Abraham


 

a.    Go out from your country unto a land I will show you.

Gen. 12:1

b.    This shall not be your heir.

Gen. 15:4

c.    Take an heifer.

Gen. 15:9

d.    Your name shall be Abraham.

Gen. 17:5

e.    And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin.

Gen. 17:11

f.    You shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah.

Gen. 17:15

g.    Take your son and offer him for a burnt offering.

Gen. 22:2

4.    To Isaac: Do not go down into Egypt.

Gen. 26:2

5.    To Jacob


 

a.    Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel.

Gen. 32:28

b.    Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there.

Gen. 35:1

c.    Fear not to go down into Egypt.

Gen. 46:3

6.    To Moses


 

a.    Take off your shoes.

Exod. 3:5

b.    You shall say to the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me to you.

Exod. 3:14

c.    Cast your rod on the ground.

Exod. 4:3

d.    Put your hand into your bosom.

Exod. 4:6

e.    Go, and I will be with your mouth.

Exod. 4:12

f.    Take your rod, and stretch out your hand upon the waters of Egypt.

Exod. 7:19

g.    Each man take a lamb.

Exod. 12:3

h.    Lift up your rod over the sea and divide it.

Exod. 14:16

i.    Smite the rock.

Exod. 17:6

j.    Write this for a memorial in a book.

Exod. 17:14

k.    Let them make me a sanctuary.

Exod. 25:8

l.    Go, get down; for your people have corrupted themselves.

Exod. 32:7

m.    Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand upon a rock.

Exod. 33:21

n.    Take Aaron and the anointing oil.

Lev. 8:2

o.    Gather seventy men of the elders of Israel.

Num. 11:16

p.    Send men, that they may search the land of Canaan.

Num. 13:2

q.    Speak unto the rock.

Num. 20:8

r.    Strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son.

Num. 20:26

s.    Make a fiery serpent and set it upon a pole.

Num. 21:8

t.    Take Joshua and lay hands upon him.

Num. 27:18

u.    Get up unto Mount Nebo.

Deut. 32:49

7.    To Joshua


 

a.    Moses my servant is dead; now arise, go over Jordan.

Josh. 1:2

b.    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid, or dismayed.

Josh. 1:9

c.    Circumcise again the children of Israel.

Josh. 5:2

d.    Go around the city once. Do this for six days and the seventh day you shall circle the city seven times.

Josh. 6:3–4

e.    Get up; why do you lie upon your face?

Josh. 7:10

8.    To Gideon


 

a.    Proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart.

Judg. 7:3

b.    The people are still too many; bring them down to the water, and I will try them there.

Judg. 7:4

9.    To Samuel


 

a.    I will send you a man out of the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be captain over my people Israel.

1 Sam. 9:16

b.    Look not on his appearance, for the Lord looks on the heart. Arise, anoint him: for this is he.

1 Sam. 16:7, 12

10.    To David


 

a.    And the Lord said, Go up to Hebron.

2 Sam. 2:1

b.    You shall not build me a house to dwell in.

1 Chron. 17:4

11.    To Elijah


 

a.    Go and hide yourself by the brook Cherith.

1 Kings 17:3

b.    Get thee to Zarephath.

1 Kings 17:9

c.    Go, show yourself to Ahab.

1 Kings 18:1

d.    Rise up and eat, because the journey is too great for you.

1 Kings 19:7

commands to israel

1.    You shall have no other gods before me.

Exod. 20:3

2.    You shall not make any graven image.

Exod. 20:4

3.    You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

Exod. 20:7

4.    Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Exod. 20:8

5.    Honor your father and mother.

Exod. 20:12

6.    You shall not kill.

Exod. 20:13

7.    You shall not commit adultery.

Exod. 20:14

8.    You shall not steal.

Exod. 20:15

9.    You shall not bear false witness.

Exod. 20:16

10.    You shall not covet.

Exod. 20:17

11.    You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

Deut. 6:5

12.    These words which I command you shall be in your heart.

Deut. 6:6

13.    You shall teach [God’s words] diligently unto your children.

Deut. 6:7

14.    You shall fear the Lord your God, and serve him.

Deut. 6:13

15.    Circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stiffnecked.

Deut. 10:16

16.    Whatever I command you, observe and do it. You shall not add to or subtract from it.

Deut. 12:32

confessions of sin

1.    Judah’s confession of the sin of immorality

Gen. 38:26

2.    Pharaohs    confession of his persecution of Israel

Exod. 10:16

Note: Not all confessions in the Bible were genuine!

3.    Moses’ confession of Israel’s golden calf sin

Exod. 32:30–32

4.    Balaam’s confession of his disobedience to God

Num. 22:34

5.    Achan’s confession of his goods stolen from Jericho

Josh. 7:20

6.    Saul’s confession of his sparing of the spoils of war and of his murderous intents toward David

1 Sam. 15:24, 30; 26:21

7.    David’s confession of his sin with Bathsheba and his sin in numbering Israel

2 Sam. 12:13; Ps. 51:4; 2 Sam. 24:10, 17

8.    Shimei’s confession of his sin of cursing David

2 Sam. 19:20

9.    Manasseh’s confession of his evil reign on Judah’s throne

2 Chron. 33:11–13

10.    Isaiah’s confession of his personal sins and those of Israel

Isa. 6:5; 59:12

11.    Jeremiah’s confession of his personal sins and those of Israel

Jer. 3:25

12.    Daniel’s confession of his personal sins and those of Israel

Dan. 9:20

13.    Ezra’s confession of his personal sins and those of Judah

Ezra 10:1

14.    Nehemiah’s confession of his personal sins and those of Judah

Neh. 1:6

15.    Job’s confession of his self-righteousness

Job 42:6

16.    The Prodigal Son’s confession of his riotous living

Luke 15:18

17.    Peter’s confession of his denial of Christ

Matt. 26:75

18.    Judas’s confession of his remorse in betraying Christ

Matt. 27:4

19.    A Corinthian believer’s confession of his immorality

1 Cor. 5:1–13; 2 Cor. 2:1–11; 7:9–10

CONVERSIONS

1.    Abraham

Gen. 12:1–3; 15:6

2.    Jacob

Gen. 28:19–22

3.    Rahab

Josh. 2:9

4.    Ruth

Ruth 1:16

5.    Samuel

1 Sam. 3:1–10

6.    David

1 Sam. 16:13

7.    Widow of Zarephath

1 Kings 17:24

8.    Shunammite woman

2 Kings 4:30

9.    Naaman

2 Kings 5:14–15

10.    Manasseh

2 Chron. 33:10–13, 18–19

11.    Cyrus

Ezra 1:2–4; Isa. 44:28

12.    Nebuchadnezzar

Dan. 3:28–29; 4:1–2, 34–35, 37

13.    Darius

Dan. 6:25–27

14.    King of Nineveh

Jon. 3:5–9

15.    A centurion

Matt. 8:10, 13

16.    Matthew

Matt. 9:9

17.    A Canaanite woman

Matt. 15:28

18.    Another centurion

Matt. 27:54

19.    The Gadarene maniac

Mark 5:15

20.    A woman with internal bleeding

Mark 5:34

21.    The father of a demoniac son

Mark 9:24

22.    Bartimaeus

Mark 10:52

23.    A scribe

Mark 12:34

24.    Mary Magdalene

Mark 16:9

25.    A paralytic

Luke 5:20

26.    An immoral woman

Luke 7:38

27.    A leper

Luke 17:12–19

28.    A publican

Luke 18:13–14

29.    Zacchaeus

Luke 19:8

30.    A woman with an 18-year infirmity

Luke 13:12–13

31.    A dying thief

Luke 23:42

32.    Peter

John 1:42

33.    Andrew

John 1:40

34.    Philip

John 1:43

35.    Nathanael

John 1:49

36.    Nicodemus

John 3

37.    The Samaritan woman

John 4:29

38.    A nobleman

John 4:53

39.    An adulterous woman

John 8:11

40.    A blind man

John 9:38

41.    Martha

John 11:27

42.    A lame man

Acts 3:8

43.    The Ethiopian eunuch

Acts 8:37

44.    Saul

Acts 9:6

45.    Cornelius

Acts 10:44

46.    Sergius Paulus

Acts 13:12

47.    Lydia

Acts 16:14–15

48.    A demoniac gift

Acts 16:18

49.    The Philippian jailor

Acts 16:32–34

50.    Crispus

Acts 18:8

51.    Apollos

Acts 18:24–25

counterfeits

1.    False worship

Matt. 15:8–9

2.    False Christs

Matt. 24:4–5, 24

3.    False apostles

2 Cor. 11:13

4.    False ministers

2 Cor. 11:14–15

5.    False gospel

Gal. 1:6–12

6.    False Christians

Gal. 2:3–4

7.    False miracle workers

2 Thess. 2:7–12

8.    False science

1 Tim. 6:20

9.    False commandments

Titus 1:13–14

10.    False doctrines

Heb. 13:9

11.    False religion

James 1:26

12.    False prayer

James 4:3

13.    False religious teachers

2 Pet. 2:1

14.    False prophets

1 John 4:1

COUPLES

See also Brides, Marriages

Couples with Both Husband and Wife Named

1.    Adam and Eve, world’s first couple

Gen. 3:20

2.    Abraham and Sarah, father and mother of Israel

Gen. 11:29

3.    Isaac and Rebekah, son and daughter-in-law of Abraham

Gen. 24:67

4.    Jacob and Rachel, father of Israel’s 12 tribes and his beloved wife

Gen. 29:18

5.    Joseph and Asenath, beloved son of Jacob and his Egyptian wife

Gen. 41:45

6.    Amram and Jochebed, parents of Moses

Exod. 2:1–2; 6:20

7.    Moses and Zipporah, great lawgiver and his Midianite wife

Exod. 2:21

8.    Elimelech and Naomi, mother-in-law and father-in-law to Ruth

Ruth 1:2

9.    Boaz and Ruth, great-grandparents of King David

Ruth 4:13

10.    Elkanah and Hannah, parents of Samuel

1 Sam. 1:1–2

11.    Saul and Ahinoam, Israel’s first king and his wife

1 Sam. 14:50

12.    Nabal and Abigail, foolish farmer and his wise wife

1 Sam. 25:3

13.    David and Bathsheba, parents of Solomon

2 Sam. 11:27

14.    Rehoboam and Maachah, Solomon’s son who ruled Judah with his idol-worshiping wife

2 Chron. 11:20; 1 Kings 15:13

15.    Ahab and Jezebel, northern kingdom’s worst king and queen

1 Kings 16:30–31

16.    Joram and Athaliah, son of Jehoshaphat married to the godless daughter of Jezebel

2 Kings 8:16–24

17.    Jehoiada and Jehosheba, godly high priest and wife who saved Joash

2 Chron. 22:11

18.    Hosea and Homer, godly prophet and his promiscuous wife

Hos. 1–3

19.    Ahasuerus and Esther, Persian king and his Jewish queen

Esther 2:16

20.    Haman and Zeresh, wicked Persian politician and his wife

Esther 5:14; 6:13

21.    Zacharias and Elisabeth, parents of John the Baptist

Luke 1:5

22.    Joseph and Mary, legal father and actual mother of Jesus

Luke 1:27

23.    Zebedee and Salome, parents of James and John

Matt. 4:21; 27:56

24.    Chuza and Joanna, the steward of Herod Antipas and his wife, who both supported Jesus financially during his earthly ministry

Luke 8:3

25.    Herod Antipas and Herodias, ruler of Galilee and his wicked wife, who brought about the death of John the Baptist

Matt. 14:3

26.    Ananias and Sapphira, killed for lying to the apostles

Acts 5:1

27.    Aquila and Priscilla, godly couple who helped the apostle Paul

Acts 18:2

28.    Felix and Drusilla, the Roman governor at Caesarea and his Jewish wife, whom Paul preached before

Acts 24:24

29.    Agrippa Il and Bernice, a king (Herod’s great-grandson) and his wife, whom Paul preached to at Caesarea

Acts 25:13

COUPLES

See also Brides, Marriages

Couples with Only the Husband Named

1.    Cain and his wife, the first murderer, who married his sister

Gen. 4:17

2.    Lot and his wife, nephew of Abraham whose wife perished outside Sodom

Gen. 19:26

3.    Job and his wife, suffering patriarch who had a cynic for a wife

Job 2:9–10

4.    Manoah and his wife, parents of Samson

Judg. 13:2

5.    Samson, strong man who never lived with his Philistine wife

Judg. 14

6.    Phinehas and his wife, parents of the infant son called Ichabod

1 Sam. 4:4, 19–21

7.    Solomon and his first wife, an Egyptian

1 Kings 3:1

8.    Jeroboam and his wife, the northern kingdom’s first royal couple

1 Kings 14:1

9.    Naaman, a leprous Syrian soldier, and his faithful wife

2 Kings 5:1–3

10.    Isaiah and his wife, a prophetess

Isa. 8:3

11.    Amaziah, godless priest of Bethel, and his harlot wife

Amos 7:10–17

12.    Ezekiel and his wife, who died suddenly

Ezek. 24:18

13.    Belshazzar, wicked Babylonian king, whose wife—or mother—advised him to seek counsel from Daniel

Dan. 5:10–12

14.    Pilate, Roman governor whose wife had a dream of warning

Matt. 27:19

15.    Cleopas and his wife, couple to whom the resurrected Christ appeared

Luke 24:13–35; John 19:25

COVENANTS

A covenant (berith in Old Testament Hebrew, diatheke in New Testament Greek) is a promise or an agreement between God and man. A covenant may be conditional or unconditional. There are eight important covenants in the Bible:

1.    The covenant with all repenting sinners to save them through Christ. This covenant is unconditional (no strings attached).

See Titus 1:1–2; Heb. 13:20

2.    The covenant with Adam

Gen. 1:28; 2:15–16; 3:15–19

a.    Before the Fall—that he could remain in Eden as long as he obeyed. This was conditional.


 

b.    After the Fall—that God would someday send a Savior. This was unconditional.


 

3.    The covenant with Noah

Gen. 8:21–22

a.    That the earth would not be destroyed by water again.


 

b.    That the seasons would continue until the end. This was unconditional.


 

4.    The covenant with Abraham

Gen. 12:2–3, 7; 13:14–17; 15:5, 18; 17:8

a.    That God would make Abraham the founder of a great nation.


 

b.    That God would someday give Palestine forever to Abraham’s seed. This was unconditional.


 

5.    The covenant with Moses and Israel

Exod. 19:3–8; Lev. 26; Deut. 28

a. That Israel could have the land at that time to enjoy if they obeyed.


 

b.    That Israel would forfeit all God’s blessings if they disobeyed. This was conditional.


 

6.    The covenant with David

2 Chron. 13:5; 2 Sam. 7:12–16; 23:5

a.    That from David would come an everlasting throne.


 

b.    That from David would come an everlasting kingdom.


 

c.    That from David would come an everlasting king. This was unconditional.


 

7.    The covenant with the Church

Matt. 16:18; 26:28; Luke 22:20; Heb. 13:20–21

a.    That Christ would build his Church with his own blood.


 

b.    That all the fury of hell would not destroy it.


 

c.    That he would perfect all the members of his Church. This was unconditional.


 

8.    The new covenant with Israel

Jer. 31:31–34; Isa. 42:6; 43:1–6; Deut. 1:1–9; Heb. 8:7–12

a.    That God would evenly bring Israel back to himself.


 

b.    That he would forgive their iniquity and forget their sin.


 

c.    That he would use them to reach and teach Gentiles.


 

d.    That he would establish them in Palestine forever. This was unconditional.


 

crowns

1.    The crown of the high priest

Exod. 29:6; 39:30

2.    The crown of thorns

Matt. 27:29

3.    The crown of a soul-winner

Phil. 4:1; 1 Thess. 2:19

4.    The crown of righteousness

2 Tim. 4:8

5.    The crown of life

James 1:12; Rev. 2:10; 3:11

6.    The crown of heaven’s King of kings

Rev. 14:14; 19:12

7.    The crown of incorruption

1 Cor. 9:25

8.    The crown of glory

1 Pet. 5:4

9.    The crown of demons

Rev. 9:7

10.    The crown of Satan

Rev. 12:3

11.    The crown of the Antichrist

Rev. 6:2; 13:1

curses

1.    Upon the serpent

Gen. 3:14–15

2.    Upon the ground

Gen. 3:17–18; 5:29; 8:21

3.    Upon nature

Rom. 8:19–22

4.    Upon Cain

Gen. 4:11

5.    Upon Canaan

Gen. 9:25

6.    Upon disobedient Israel

Deut. 28:15

7.    Upon the enemies of Israel

Gen. 12:3

8.    Upon a fruitless fig tree

Mark 11:21

9.    Upon all unbelievers

Matt. 25:41

10.    Upon false preachers

Gal. 1:8

11.    Upon Jehoiakim

Jer. 22:18–19; 36:30

12.    Upon all who attempt to remain under the law

Gal. 3:10

13.    Upon Christ, for our sin

Gal. 3:13

 

DAYS

There are at least ten important “days,” all yet in the future, that this world will experience. Some of these days refer to a 24-hour period, while others stand for a much longer period of time.

1.    The day of the Rapture, probably a literal 24-hour day

Rom. 13:12; Eph. 4:30; Phil. 1:6, 10; 2:16; 2 Pet. 1:19

2.    The judgment seat of Christ day, probably a literal 24-hour day that will include only Christians

1 Cor. 3:13; 5:5; 2 Tim. 1:18; 4:8; 1 John 4:17

3.    The day of the Lord, a “day” that covers the entire Tribulation, a period of seven years

Joel 1:15; 2:1–2, 11, 31; Acts 2:20; 2 Thess. 2:3; Rev. 6:17

4.    The day of Christ’s second coming, which will probably be a literal 24-hour day

Matt. 24:36; 26:29; 1 Thess. 5:2–4; 2 Thess. 1:10

5.    The day of Armageddon, probably a literal 24-hour day

Rev. 16:14

6.    The resurrection of the just day, probably a literal 24-hour day that will include all Old Testament saints and tribulational believers

John 6:39–40, 44–54; 11:24

7.    The fallen angel judgment day, probably a literal 24-hour day

Jude 6

8.    The day of Christ, a “day” that covers the entire Millennium, a period of 1000 years

1 Cor. 1:8; 2 Cor. 1:14; 2 Tim. 1:12

9.    The Great White Throne judgment day, probably a literal 24-hour day

Matt. 7:22; 11:22; John 12:48; Acts 17:31; Rom. 2:5, 16: 2 Pet. 2:9

10.    The new creation day, probably a literal 24-hour day

2 Pet. 3:7–12

DEACONS

See Acts 6:5

1.    Stephen, who became the first martyr


 

2.    Philip, who became an evangelist and whose four daughters were prophetesses


 

3.    Prochorus


 

4.    Nicanor


 

5.    Timon


 

6.    Parmenas


 

7.    Nicolas


 

DEMON POSSESSIONS

See also Satan and Fallen Angels

1.    Man of Capernaum, healed by Christ in the synagogue on the Sabbath

Mark 1:24; Luke 4:35

2.    Maniac of Gadara, possessed by and healed of a legion of demons

Matt. 8:28–32; Mark 5:2–13; Luke 8:33

3.    A mute man healed by Christ, causing the multitudes to rejoice

Matt. 9:32–33

4.    A girl from Tyre and Sidon, healed at request of her heartbroken mother

Matt. 15:28; Mark 7:29

5.    A boy at the base of Mount Hermon, healed at the request of his heartbroken father

Matt. 17:18; Mark 9:25; Luke 9:42

6.    A blind and deaf man whom Christ was accused of healing by the power of Beelzebub

Matt. 12:22; Luke 11:14

7.    Woman with an 18-year infirmity, healed by Christ in a synagogue on the Sabbath

Luke 13:10–13

8.    Mary Magdalene, healed by Christ of seven demons

Mark 16:9; Luke 8:2

9.    Judas Iscariot, possessed by Satan himself

Luke 22:3; John 6:70; 13:27

10.    A slave girl with powers of divination, healed by Paul at Philippi

Acts 16:16–18

11.    Sceva’s sons, renegade Jews at Ephesus

Acts 19:15

12.    The Antichrist, world dictator during the Great Tribulation

Rev. 16:13

13.    False prophet, evil helper of the Antichrist

Rev. 16:13

DISEASES AND INFIRMITIES

See also Handicapped and Disabled, Lepers

1.    Barrenness, as suffered by Sarah, Hannah, and Elisabeth

Gen. 16:1; 1 Sam. 1:6; Luke 1:7

2.    Blains and boils, as suffered by the Egyptians during the sixth plague, by King Hezekiah, and by Job

Exod. 9:9–10; 2 Kings 20:7; Job 2:7

3.    Botch (may have been syphilis), as suffered by the Egyptians

Deut. 28:27; 28:35

4.    Canker (cancer)

2 Tim. 2:17

5.    Dropsy

Luke 14:2

6.    Dwarfism

Lev. 21:20

7.    Dysentery, as suffered by the father of Publius

Acts 28:8

8.    Emerods (tumors), as suffered by the Philistines who captured the Ark of the Covenant

1 Sam. 5:6

9.    Fever, as suffered by:


 

a.    Peter’s mother-in-law

Matt. 8:14–15

b.    A little boy

John 4:52

10.    Internal bleeding, as suffered by a Capernaum woman for 12 years

Matt. 9:20

11.    Itch (eczema)

Deut. 28:27

12.    Sores (ulcerated openings) as suffered by:


 

a.    Old Testament Israel

Isa. 1:6

b.    Lazarus the beggar

Luke 16:20

c.    The ungodly in the Tribulation

Rev. 16:2

13.    Sunstroke, as perhaps suffered by the Shunammite woman’s son

2 Kings 4:19

14.    Worms (a possible reference to intestinal roundworm infection), as suffered by Herod

Acts 12:21–23

DISPENSATIONS

1.    The dispensation of innocence (from the creation of man to the Fall of man)

Gen. 1:28–3:6

2.    The dispensation of conscience (from the Fall to the Flood)

Gen. 4:1–8:14

3.    The dispensation of civil government (from the Flood to the dispersion at Babel)

Gen. 8:15–11:9

4.    The dispensation of promise or patriarchal rule (from Babel to Mount Sinai)

Gen. 11:10; Exod. 18:27

5.    The dispensation of the Mosaic Law (from Mount Sinai to the Upper Room)

Exod. 19; Acts 1:26

6.    The dispensation of the bride of the Lamb, the Church (from the Upper Room to the Rapture)

Acts 2:1; Rev. 3:22

7.    The dispensation of the wrath of the Lamb—the Tribulation (from the Rapture to the Second Coming)

Rev. 6:1–20:3

8.    The dispensation of the rule of the Lamb—the Millennium (from the Second Coming through the Great White Throne judgment)

Rev. 20:4–15

9.    The dispensation of the new creation of the Lamb—the world without end (from the Great White Throne judgment throughout all eternity)

Rev. 21–22

dreams and visions from god

Dreams

1.    Jacob received the confirmation of the Abrahamic covenant in a dream.

Gen. 28:12

2.    Solomon received both wisdom and a warning in a dream.

1 Kings 3:5; 9:2

3.    Joseph in the New Testament received three messages in three dreams:


 

a. Assuring him of Mary’s purity

Matt. 1:20

b.    Commanding him to flee to Egypt

Matt. 2:13

c.    Ordering him to go back to Palestine

Matt. 2:19–22

4.    The wise men were warned of Herod’s evil intentions in a dream.

Matt. 2:12

DREAMS AND VISIONS FROM GOD

Visions

1.    Jacob was instructed to go to Egypt in a vision.

Gen. 46:2–3

2.    David was warned of judgment in a vision.

1 Chron. 21:16

3.    Isaiah saw God’s holiness in a vision.

Isa. 6:1–8

4.    Daniel saw the great Gentile powers in a vision.

Dan. 7–8

5.    Daniel saw the glories of Christ in a vision.

Dan. 10:5–9

6.    Daniel saw the rise and fall of Alexander the Great in a vision.

Dan. 8

7.    Ezekiel saw the regathering of Israel in a vision.

Ezek. 37

8.    Ananias was ordered to minister to Saul in a vision.

Acts 9:10

9.    Cornelius was instructed to send for Peter in a vision.

Acts 10:3–6

10.    Peter was ordered to minister to Cornelius in a vision.

Acts 10:10–16

11.    Paul was requested to go to Macedonia in a vision.

Acts 16:9

12.    Paul was comforted at Corinth in a vision.

Acts 18:9

13.    Paul was comforted at Jerusalem in a vision.

Acts 23:11

14.    Paul viewed the glories of the third heaven in a vision.

2 Cor. 12:1–4

15.    John the apostle received the Book of Revelation in a vision.

Rev. 1:10

 

earthquakes

1.    As experienced by Israel at the giving of the Law from Mount Sinai

Exod. 19:18

2.    As experienced by Elijah in a cave

1 Kings 19:11

3.    As experienced in the days of Uzziah

Zech. 14:5; Amos 1:1

4.    As experienced by a centurion at the crucifixion

Matt. 27:54

5.    As experienced by the Roman tomb guard at the Resurrection

Matt. 28:2–4

6.    As experienced by the Philippian jailor at midnight

Acts 16:26

7.    As will be experienced by this world during the Tribulation:


 

a.    At the opening of the sixth seal

Rev. 6:12

b.    At the opening of the seventh seal

Rev. 8:5

c.    At the raising of the two witnesses

Rev. 11:13

d.    At the pouring out of the seventh vial at Armageddon

Zech. 14:4–5; Rev. 16:16–21

escapes

1.    A captive of Chedorlaomer escaped and told Abraham about the imprisonment of Lot.

Gen. 14:12–13

2.    Lot escaped the judgment upon Sodom.

Gen. 19:17–20

3.    Ehud escaped after killing Eglon.

Judg. 3:26

4.    Sisera escaped from Barak and Deborah, only to be killed by a woman named Jael.

Judg. 4:17

5.    A servant of Job escaped and told his master some terrible news.

Job 1:15–19

6.    David escaped on many occasions:


 

a.    From Saul in the palace room

1 Sam. 19:10

b.    From Saul by being let down from a bedroom window

1 Sam. 19:12

c.    From the king of Gath

1 Sam. 22:1

d.    From the city of Keilah, whose citizens would have handed him over to Saul

1 Sam. 23:13

7.    A young man claimed to have escaped from a Philistine victory over Israel with news of how Saul met his death

2 Sam. 1:3

8.    Jesus escaped the murderous intent of the wicked Pharisees:


 

a.    After preaching in Nazareth

Luke 4:28–30

b.    After preaching in Jerusalem

John 10:39

9.    Peter escaped from a Roman prison.

Acts 12:7

10.    Paul escaped the waiting Jews by being lowered from the Damascus city wall in a basket.

Acts 9:25; 2 Cor. 11:33

11.    All believers cart escape present-day temptation.

1 Cor. 10:13

12.    All believers will escape a future wrath.

1 Thess. 5:9

excuses

1.    As offered by Adam for disobeying God

Gen. 3:12

2.    As offered by Eve for disobeying God

Gen. 3:13

3.    As offered by Lot for wanting to stay in doomed Sodom

Gen. 19:19

4.    As offered by Moses for not wanting to go into Egypt

Exod. 3:11; 4:1, 10

5.    As offered by Aaron for constructing the golden calf

Exod. 32:22–24

6.    As offered by ten spies for not entering the Promised Land

Num. 13:31–33

7.    As offered by Israel for wanting a king

1 Sam. 8:5

8.    As offered by Saul for assuming priestly duties

1 Sam. 13:11–12

9.    As offered by Saul for sparing an enemy God told him to destroy

1 Sam. 15:21

10.    As offered by Elijah for hiding in a cave

1 Kings 19:10

11.    As offered by three invited guests for not attending a wedding

Luke 14:18–20

12.    As offered by an unfaithful servant for fruitless labor

Matt. 25:24–25

13.    As offered by Felix for not accepting Christ

Acts 24:25

EXECUTED BY GOD

See also Judgments from God

Individuals

1.    Er, killed for being so wicked

Gen. 38:7

2.    Onan, killed for not obeying the command to produce children by his brother’s widow

Gen. 38:8–9

3.    Lot’s wife, turned to a pillar of salt because she looked back at Sodom

Gen. 19:26

4.    Nadab and Abihu, killed for offering strange fire on the altar

Lev. 10:2

5.    Ten spies, killed for their unbelief and rebellion

Num. 14:37

6.    A Sabbath-breaker, killed for gathering wood on the Sabbath

Num. 15:32–36

7.    Korah, swallowed up by the earth for attempting an insurrection against Moses

Num. 16:30–32

8.    Nabal, killed for his arrogance and stupidity

1 Sam. 25:38

9.    Saul, killed for his total disobedience, including murder and consulting a medium

1 Chron. 10:13–14

10.    Uzzah, killed because of his carelessness concerning the Ark of the Covenant

2 Sam. 6:7

11.    Jeroboam’s son, killed because of the wickedness of his father

1 Kings 14:12

12.    Jeroboam, killed because of his apostate leadership

2 Chron. 13:20

13.    Jehoram, stricken with a fatal disease because of his apostate leadership

2 Chron. 21:18–19

14.    Hananiah, killed for betraying his office of a prophet

Jer. 28:15–17

15.    Herod Agrippa I, killed for elevating himself above mortal man

Acts 12:23

16.    Ananias and Sapphira, struck down for lying to the Holy Spirit

Acts 5:1–10

EXECUTED BY GOD

See also Judgments from God

Universal

1.    Flood in Noah’s day, sent because of universal corruption and violence

Gen. 6–9

2.    Tribulational judgment, will occur because of universal corruption and violence

Rev. 6–19

EXECUTED BY GOD

See also Judgments from God

Israelites

1.    Death due to worshiping the goldencalf

Exod. 32:27

2.    Death due to complaining, punished by a judgment of fire from God

Num. 11:1

3.    Death due to lust, punished by a great plague

Num. 11:31–35

4.    Death due to unbelief of the ten unfaithful spies

Num. 14:37

5.    Death of Korah and his followers, who were swallowed up by the ground because of their rebellion

Num. 16:32

6.    Death due to rebellion, punished by a plague of poisonous serpents

Num. 21:6

7.    Death of 24,000 Israelites due to immorality

Num. 25:9

8.    Death of over 50,000 Israelites due to looking into the Ark

1 Sam. 6:19

9.    Death of 70,000 Israelite men due to David’s census

2 Sam. 24:15

10.    Death by fire of 100 Israelite soldiers due to Ahaziah’s order

2 Kings 1

EXECUTED BY GOD

See also Judgments from God

Various Nations

1.    Sodomites, destroyed by fire for their gross immorality

Gen. 19:24

2.    The Egyptians’ firstborn, destroyed because the door flames of the Egyptians’ homes were not covered with the blood of the lamb

Exod. 12:29

3.    The Egyptians army, drowned in the Red Sea for attempting to destroy Israel

Exod. 14:27–28

4.    Philistines, who experienced plagues because of their possession of the Ark of the Covenant

1 Sam. 5:8–9

5.    Philistine soldiers, who died for attempting to destroy Israel

1 Sam. 7:10

6.    Ethiopian troops, destroyed by God as a result of the prayer of Judean king Asa

2 Chron. 14:12

7.    Moabites and Ammonites, destroyed as a result of the prayer of Jehoshaphat

2 Chron. 20:1–22

8.    Assyrian troops, destroyed by an angel of the Lord as a result of the prayer of Hezekiah

2 Kings 19:35

9.    Gog and Magog, to be destroyed as they attempt to invade Israel

Ezek. 38–39

 

FABLES

See also Allegories, Parables

1.    The fable of the bramble tree, related by Jotham to ridicule the mad dog ruler Abimelech

Judg. 9:7–15

2.    The fable of the thistle bush, related by Jehoash, king of Israel, to Amaziah, king of Judah to ridicule him

2 Kings 14:8–9

famines

1.    The famine in Palestine that caused Abraham to go into Egypt

Gen. 12:10

2.    The famine m Palestine that caused Isaac to go into Philistia

Gen. 26:1

3.    The famine in Palestine that caused Jacob’s eleven sons to go into Egypt

Gen. 41:54–57

4.    The famine in Palestine that caused Naomi to go into Moab

Ruth 1:1

5.    The famine m David’s day, caused by Saul’s bloodstained house

2 Sam. 21:1

6.    The famine in Elijah’s day, caused by the sins of Ahab and Israel

1 Kings 17:1

7.    The famines in Elisha’s day


 

a.    First famine, resulting in Elisha working a miracle of purifying some poisonous stew

2 Kings 4:38

b.    Second famine, resulting in the Salvation of a city through four lepers

2 Kings 6:25

c.    Third famine, resulting in a woman, a servant, and a king knowing that there was still a prophet of God in Israel

2 Kings 8:1–6

8.    The famine in Jerusalem, caused by Nebuchadnezzar’s siege

2 Kings 25:2; Jer. 14

9.    The famine in Nehemiah’s day, resulting in a sermon by Nehemiah and an ensuing revival of the people

Neh. 5:3–13

10.    The famine in Paul’s day, resulting in help being sent by outside Christians to the believers in Judea

Acts 11:28

11.    The famine in the Tribulation, which will contribute to the death of millions

Rev. 6:5–8

fasts

1.    Moses’ 40-day fast as he prayed concerning Israel’s sin

Deut. 9:9, 18, 25–29; 10:10

2.    David’s fast as he lamented over Saul’s death

2 Sam. 1:12

3.    David’s fast as he lamented over Abner’s death

2 Sam. 3:35

4.    David’s fast as he lamented over his child’s sickness

2 Sam. 12:16

5.    Elijah’s 40-day fast after he fled from Jezebel

1 Kings 19:7–18

6.    Ahab’s fast as he humbled himself before God

1 Kings 21:27–29

7.    Darius’s fast as he worried over Daniel’s fate

Dan. 6:18–24

8.    Daniel’s fast as he read Jeremiah’s prophecy and prayed for Judah’s sins

Dan. 9:1–19

9.    Daniel’s fast as he prayed over a mysterious vision God had given him

Dan. 10:3–13

10.    Esther’s fast as she sorrowed over Haman’s wicked plot to destroy her people

Esther 4:13–16

11.    Ezra’s fast as he wept over the sins of the returning remnant

Ezra 10:6–17

12.    Nehemiah’s fast as he wept over the broken-down walls of Jerusalem

Neh. 1:4–2:10

13.    The Ninevites’ fast after they heard the preaching of Jonah

Jon. 3

14.    Anna’s fast as she awaited the Messiah

Luke 2:37

15.    Jesus’ 40-day fast before the temptation

Matt. 4:1–11

16.    John’s disciples’ fast

Matt. 9:14–15

17.    The elders’ fast in Antioch, prior to the sending out of Paul and Barnabas

Acts 13:1–5

18.    Cornelius’s fast as he sought out God’s plan of salvation

Acts 10:30

19.    Paul’s three-day fast after his experience on the Damascus Road

Acts 9:9

20.    Paul’s 14-day fast while on a sinking ship

Acts 27:33–34

fires

1.    The fire from heaven that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah

Gen. 19:24

2.    The fire Abraham built to sacrifice Isaac

Gen. 22:7

3.    The burning bush fire from which Moses received his call

Exod. 3:2

4.    The fire of the seventh Egyptian plague

Exod. 9:24

5.    The guiding pillar fire that led Israel by night

Exod. 13:21

6.    The fire that appeared at the giving of the Law

Exod. 19:8

7.    The fire ordered by Moses to destroy The golden calf

Exod. 39:20

8.    The fire God sent to consume Aaron’s offerings

Lev. 9:24

9.    The strange fire of Nadab and Abihu

Lev. 10:1

10.    The judgment fire of God at Taberah to punish Israel

Num. 11:1

11.    The judgment fire that consumed Korah and 250 of his followers

Num. 16:35

12.    The fire ordered by Joshua to destroy Jericho

Josh. 6:24

13.    The fire ordered by Joshua to consume Achan

Josh. 7:15, 25

14.    The fire made by Samson to burn the grain fields of the Philistines

Judg. 15:5

15.    The Mount Carmel fire that consumed Elijah’s offering

1 Kings 18:38

16.    The fire that God was not in, as witnessed by Elijah in a cave

1 Kings 19:12

17.    The fire that destroyed a hundred soldiers and protected Elijah

2 Kings 1:7–11

18.    The fire used to transport Elijah home to glory

2 Kings 2:11

19.    The fire and chariots that surrounded and protected Elisha

2 Kings 6:17

20.    The fire of Manasseh in Hinnom, used to burn up his own children

2 Kings 21:6

21.    The fire of Nebuchadnezzar that would not burn three Hebrew believers

Dan. 3:25

22.    The fire Simon Peter warmed his hands over when he denied the Savior

John 18:18

23.    The fire where Paul shook off a venomous snake

Acts 28:5

24.    The fire at the judgment seat of Christ

1 Cor. 3:13

25.    The all-consuming judgment fire of God, to be used in destroying his enemies

2 Thess. 1:8; Heb. 12:29; Rev. 20:15

26.    The fire God will use in purifying this earth

2 Pet. 3:7

foods

1.    Spices, herbs, and seasonings


 

a.    anise

Matt. 23:23

b.    coriander

Exod. 16:31; Num. 11:7

c.    cumin

Isa. 28:25; Matt. 23:23

d.    mint

Matt. 23:23

e.    mustard

Matt. 13:31; 17:20

f.    rue

Luke 11:42

g.    salt

Job 6:6

2.    Vegetables


 

a.    beans

2 Sam. 17:28; Ezek. 4:9

b.    cucumbers

Num. 11:5; Isa. 1:8

c.    garlic

Num. 11:5

d.    gourds

2 Kings 4:39

e.    leeks

Num. 11:5

f.    lentils

Gen. 25:34

g.    melons

Num. 11:5

h.    millet

Ezek. 4:9

i.    onions

Num. 11:5

3.    Fruits


 

a.    almonds

Gen. 43:11

b.    figs

Jer. 24:1–3

c.    grapes

Deut. 23:24

d.    nuts

Gen. 43:11

e.    olives

Deut. 8:8

f.    pomegranates

Num. 13:23

g.    sycamore fruit

Amos 7:14

4.    Grains


 

a.    barley

Ruth 3:17

b.    corn

Gen. 41:35

c.    wheat

Rev. 6:6; 1 Sam. 6:13

5.    Fish

John 6, 21

6.    Fowl


 

a.    partridge

1 Sam. 26:20; Jer. 17:11

b.    pigeon

Gen. 15:9; Lev. 1:14

c.    turtledove

Lev. 12:8

d.    quail

Exod. 16:13; Num. 11:31–32; Ps. 105:40

e.    sparrow

Luke 12:6

7.    Locusts

Lev. 11:22; Matt. 3:4

8.    Meat animals


 

a.    calf

Luke 15:23

b.    goat

Gen. 27:9

c.    lamb

2 Sam. 12:4

d.    oxen

1 Kings 19:21

e.    sheep

2 Sam. 17:29

f.    venison

Gen. 27:7

9.    Various foods and drinks


 

a.    butter

Judg. 5:25; Isa. 7:15

b.    cheese

1 Sam. 17:18

c.    eggs

Luke 11:12

d.    honey

1 Sam. 14:25; 1 Kings 14:3; Matt. 3:4

e.    milk

Gen. 18:8; Isa. 55:1

f.    wine

John 2

fools

1.    Nabal, surly husband of Abigail who later married David

1 Sam. 25:2–3

2.    Saul, Israel’s first king, who attempted to kill David

1 Sam. 26:21

3.    Disbelieving fool who denies God’s existence

Ps. 14:1

4.    Slandering fool who badmouths believers

Prov. 10:18

5.    Disobedient fool who despises his father’s instruction

Prov. 15:5

6.    Self-centered fool, blinded to his own faults

Prov. 12:15

7.    Sexually impure fool who allows a harlot to destroy his soul

Prov. 7:7–27

8.    Mocking fool who laughs at the seriousness of sin

Prov. 14:9

9.    Short-tempered fool who cannot control his temper

Prov. 14:17

10.    Meddling fool who deliberately stirs up strife

Prov. 20:3

11.    Thoughtless fool who attempts to build his life upon foundations other than God’s Word

Matt. 7:26

12.    Unprepared fool who makes no spiritual plans for the future

Matt. 25:3

13.    Rich fool who assumes his life will continue indefinitely

Luke 12:20

14.    Philosophical fool who substitutes worship of things for worship of God

Rom. 1:22

15.    Ignorant fool who does not know of God’s power to raise dead bodies

1 Cor. 15:36

16.    Legalistic fool who returns to the bondage of the law after enjoying the blessings of grace

Gal. 3:1

 

gardens

1.    The garden of God, the home of Lucifer before he became Satan, and the headquarters for God’s holy mountain

Ezek. 28:11–17

2.    The Garden of Eden, home of the first human couple, planted by God, located in Mesopotamia, and including within it the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil

Gen. 2:8–3:24

3.    The Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed before his arrest and where Judas kissed him

Matt. 26:36; John 18:1

4.    The garden of the Resurrection, where Jesus was laid in a cave tomb and where he later appeared to Mary Magdalene

John 19:41–20:18; Matt. 28:2–4; Mark 16:9–11; Luke 24:12

garments

1.    The leafy garments with which Adam and Eve attempted to clothe themselves

Gen. 3:7

2.    The animal garments with which God later clothed them

Gen. 3:21

3.    The many-colored coat of Joseph

Gen. 37:3, 31–32

4.    The coat Joseph was wearing when it was torn by Potiphar’s wife

Gen. 39:12

5.    The garments of the high priest of Israel

Exod. 28:4–43; 39:1–31; Lev. 8:7–9; 16:4

6.    The garments taken from Aaron and put upon Eleazar

Num. 20:28

7.    The “goodly Babylonish garment” stolen by Achan

Josh. 7:21

8.    The garment with which Boaz covered Ruth

Ruth 3:9

9.    The coat that Hannah brought for Samuel each year to the sanctuary at Shiloh

1 Sam. 2:19

10.    The robe given to David by Jonathan to seal their friendship covenant

1 Sam. 18:4

11.    The beautiful linen robe David wore when he carried the Ark of God to Jerusalem

1 Chron. 15:27

12.    Tamar’s many-colored garment which she tore after being attacked by Ammon

2 Sam. 13:18–19

13.    Saul’s robe which David cut during the wicked king’s sleep

1 Sam. 24:11

14.    Jeroboam’s torn garment, ripped into 12 pieces by the prophet Ahijah to symbolize the coming fragmentation of the kingdom of Israel

1 Kings 11:29–31

15.    The robe of Ahab’s which Jehoshaphat foolishly wore into battle

2 Chron. 18:29

16.    The “filthy garments” of Joshua the high priest as he stood before God

Zech. 3:3

17.    The rustic garments of John the Baptist

Matt. 3:4

18.    The robe given to the returning Prodigal Son by his father

Luke 15:22

19.    The unused wedding garment in the parable of the wedding feast

Matt. 22:11

20.    The linen cloth discarded by a young man who ran away naked at Gethsemane

Mark 14:51

21.    The fisherman’s coat of Simon Peter

John 21:7

22.    The scarlet robe Jesus wore as the Roman soldiers mocked him

Matt. 27:28; John 19:2, 5

23.    A gorgeous robe placed on Jesus by Herod in mockery

Luke 23:11

24.    The seamless garment for which the soldiers at the foot of the cross gambled

Matt. 27:35

25.    The cloak of Paul that he requested while in a Roman prison

2 Tim. 4:13

26.    The white robes of those martyred during the Tribulation

Rev. 6:11; 7:9

gates

1.    The gate at Sodom where Lot met the two angels

Gen. 19:1

2.    The gate at Bethlehem where Boaz arranged to marry Ruth

Ruth 4:1

3.    The gate at Shalem where Shechem agreed to be circumcised, as requested by Jacob’s two sons

Gen. 34:20

4.    The gate of Jericho, sealed to keep all Israelite soldiers out

Josh. 2:5, 7

5.    The gate at Gaza, which Samson ripped from its foundations and carried away

Judg. 16:2–3

6.    The gate at Shiloh, where the aged Eli fell and died upon hearing the news concerning Israel’s defeat and the capture of the Ark of the Covenant by the Philistines

1 Sam. 4:18

7.    The gate of Gath, where David pretended to be insane

1 Sam. 21:13

8.    The gate of Samaria, where four lepers made a decision that would later save the starving city

2 Kings 7:3

9.    The palace gate in Persia, where Mordecai overheard a plot against the king’s life which later would be used by God in saving all the Jews inPersia

Esther 2:21–23

10.    The gate of the rich man’s home, where Lazarus begged for bread

Luke 16:20

11.    The temple’s Beautiful Gate, where Peter healed a cripple

Acts 3:2

12.    Jerusalem’s Sheep Gate

Neh. 3:1

13.    Jerusalem’s Fish Gate

Neh. 3:3

14.    Jerusalem’s Valley Gate

Neh. 3:13

15.    Jerusalem’s Dung Gate

Neh. 3:14

16.    Jerusalem’s Fountain Gate

Neh. 3:15

17.    Jerusalem’s Water Gate

Neh. 3:26

18.    Jerusalem’s Horse Gate

Neh. 3:28

19.    Jerusalem’s East Gate

Neh. 3:29

20.    Jerusalem’s Miphkad Gate

Neh. 3:31

21.    12 gates in the New Jerusalem, each guarded by an angel and inscribed with the name of one of the tribes of Israel

Rev. 21:12–13

22.    Symbolic gates in the Bible


 

a.    The gate of salvation

Matt. 7:13

b.    The gate of damnation

Matt. 7:13

c.    The gate of death

Job 38:17; Isa. 38:10; Ps. 9:13; 107:18

d.    The gate of heaven

Ps. 24:7, 9; Gen. 28:17

e.    The gate of hell

Matt. 16:18

genealogies

1.    Cain’s

Gen. 4:16–24

2.    Adam’s

Gen. 5:1–32

3.    Japheth’s

Gen. 10:1–5; 1 Chron. 1:5–7

4.    Ham’s

Gen. 10:6–20; 1 Chron. 1:8–16

5.    Shem’s

Gen. 10:22–31; 11:10–30; 1 Chron. 1:17–27

6.    Abraham’s

Gen. 25:1–4, 12–18; 1 Chron. 1:28–34

7.    Isaac’s

Gen. 25:19–23

8.    Jacob’s

Gen. 49:1–27; 1 Chron. 2:1–2

9.    Esau’s

Gen. 36:1–43; 1 Chron. 1:35–42

10.    Judah’s

1 Chron. 2:3–12; 4:1–4

11.    Simeon’s

1 Chron. 4:24–38

12.    Reuben’s

1 Chron. 5:1–8

13.    Levi’s

1 Chron. 6:1–53

14.    Issachar’s

1 Chron. 7:1–5

15.    Benjamin’s

1 Chron. 7:6–12

16.    Naphtali’s

1 Chron. 7:13

17.    Asher’s

1 Chron. 7:30–40

18.    Jesse’s

1 Chron. 2:13–17

19.    Caleb’s

1 Chron. 2:18–20, 42–55

20.    David’s

1 Chron. 3:1–24

21.    Ephraim’s

1 Chron. 7:20–27

22.    Pharez’s

Ruth 4:18–22

23.    Jesus’


 

a.    The genealogy of Mary

Luke 3:23–38

b.    The genealogy of Joseph

Matt. 1:1–17

giants

1.    Anak, founder of a race of giants that inhabited the Holy Land

Deut. 9:2

2.    Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, Anak’s three sons, defeated by Caleb

Josh. 15:14

3.    Sippai, a Philistine giant warrior, slain by the Israelite soldiers

1 Chron. 20:4

4.    Goliath, a Philistine giant, over 9 feet tall, killed by David in battle

1 Sam. 17

5.    Lahmi, brother of Goliath, killed by an Israelite in battle

1 Chron. 20:5

6.    Og, king of Bashan who slept in an iron bed, 14 feet long and 6 feet wide

Deut. 3:11

7.    Ishbi-benob, a giant, killed by Abishai, with a spear tip weighing more than 12 pounds

2 Sam. 21:16

8.    A Philistine giant with 12 toes and 12 fingers, killed by David’s nephew

1 Chron. 20:6

gifts

1.    Abraham’s tithes to Melchizedek, given to show honor to the first ruler of Jerusalem

Gen. 14:20

2.    Jacob’s gift of livestock to Esau, given to make up for cheating Esau out of his blessing

Gen. 32:13–15

3.    The gifts of Israel’s 12 tribal leaders—silver and gold items and livestock—to the tabernacle, given to please God

Num. 7:12–89

4.    The spices, jewels, and gold given by the queen of Sheba to Solomon to assure good relations between Israel and Sheba

1 King 10:1–2, 10

5.    The office of third ruler in the kingdom, offered by Belshazzar to Daniel, though Daniel refused

Dan. 5:16–17

6.    The gifts of silver, gold, and clothing, given by the Syrian king to an Israelite king to secure the healing of the leper Naaman

2 Kings 5:4–6

7.    The gold, frankincense, and myrrh offered by the wise men to the infant Jesus because of their worship

Matt. 2:11

8.    The jar of costly perfume with which Mary of Bethany anointed Jesus because of her devotion

John 12:2–8; Matt. 26:7–13

9.    The flask of expensive perfume offered by an immoral woman to Jesus because of her devotion

Luke 7:37–38

10.    The gifts of wicked unbelievers to each other during the Tribulation, given to celebrate the death of God’s two witnesses

Rev. 11:10

11.    The body, given as a living gift to the Lord by believers

Rom. 12:1–3

12.    Christ, the Father’s gift to the world

John 3:16; 2 Cor. 9:15

13.    The gifts of the Holy Spirit to the believer, given to glorify the Father and to edify the believer and the church:

Rom. 12:6–8; 1 Cor. 12:4–31; Eph. 4:7–16

a.    apostleship


 

b.    prophecy


 

c.    miracles


 

d.    healing


 

e.    tongues


 

f.    interpretation of tongues


 

g.    knowledge


 

h.    wisdom


 

i.    discerning of spirits


 

j.    giving


 

k.    exhortation


 

l.    ministering


 

m.    showing of mercy


 

n.    ruling


 

o.    faith


 

p.    teaching


 

q.    evangelism


 

r.    pastor-teacher


 

god

23 Facts about God

1.    God is self-existent.

Exod. 3:13–14

2.    God is self-sufficient

Ps. 50:10–12

3.    God is eternal.

Deut. 33:27; Ps. 90:2

4.    God is infinite.

1 Kings 8:22–27; Jer. 23:24

5.    God is omnipresent.

Ps. 139:7–12

6.    God is omnipotent.

Gen. 18:14; Rev. 19:6

7.    God is omniscient.

Ps. 139:2–6; Isa. 40:13–14

8.    God is wise.

Prov. 3:19; 1 Tim. 1:17

9.    God is immutable.

Heb. 1:10–12; 13:8

10.    God is sovereign.

Isa. 46:9–11

11.    God is incomprehensible.

Job 11:7–19; Rom. 11:33

12.    God is holy.

Lev. 19:2; 1 Pet. 1:15

13.    God is righteous and just.

Ps. 119:137

14.    God is true.

John 17:3; Titus 1:1–2

15.    God is faithful.

Deut. 7:9; Ps. 89:1–2

16.    God is light.

James 1:17; 1 John 1:5

17.    God is good.

Ps. 107:8

18.    God is merciful.

Ps. 103:8–17

19.    God is gracious.

Ps. 111:4; 1 Pet. 5:10

20.    God is love.

John 3:16; Rom. 5:8

21.    God is spirit.

John 4:24

22.    God is one.

Deut. 6:4–5; Isa. 44:6–8

23.    God is a Trinity.

Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14

GOD

16 Old Testament Names for God

1.    Elohim, meaning “God,” a reference to God’s power and might

Gen. 1:1; Ps. 19:1

2.    Adonai, meaning “Lord,” a reference to the Lordship of God

Mal. 1:6

3.    Jehovah (sometimes spelled Yahweh), a reference to God’s divine salvation

Gen. 2:4

4.    Jehovah-Maccaddeshem, meaning “The Lord thy sanctifier”

Exod. 31:13

5.    Jehovah-Rohi, meaning “The Lord my shepherd”

Ps. 23:1

6.    Jehovah-Shammah, meaning “The Lord who is present”

Ezek. 48:35

7.    Jehovah-Rapha, meaning “The Lord our healer”

Exod. 16:26

8.    Jehovah-Tsidkenu, meaning “The Lord our righteousness”

Jer. 23:6

9.    Jehovah-Jireh, meaning “The Lord will provide”

Gen. 22:13–14

10.    Jehovah-Nissi, meaning “The Lord our banner”

Exod. 17:15

11.    Jehovah-Shalom, meaning “The Lord is peace”

Judg. 6:24

12.    Jehovah-Sabbaoth, meaning “The Lord of Hosts”

Isa. 6:1–3

13.    El-Elyon, meaning “The most high God”

Gen. 14:17–20; Isa. 14:13–14

14.    El-Roi, meaning “The strong one who sees”

Gen. 16:12

15.    El-Shaddai, meaning “The God of the mountains” or “God almighty”

Gen. 17:1; Ps. 91:1

16.    El-Olam, meaning “The everlasting God”

Isa. 40:28–31

GOD

15 Things God Sees and Knows

1.    He sees all things.

Prov. 15:3

2.    He knows the size and scope of the universe

Ps. 147:4

3.    He knows about the animal creation.

Matt. 10:29

4.    He knows mankind.

Matt. 10:30

5.    He knows our thoughts.

Ps. 139:2b; 44:21

6.    He knows our words.

Ps. 139:4

7.    He knows our deeds.

Ps. 139:2a

8.    He knows our sorrows.

Exod. 3:7

9.    He knows our needs.

Matt. 6:32

10.    He knows our devotions.

Gen. 18:17–19; 22:11–12; 2 Chron. 16:9

11.    He knows our frailties.

Ps. 103:14

12.    He knows our foolishness.

Ps. 69:5

13.    He knows his own.

John 10:14; 2 Tim. 2:19

14.    He knows the past, present, and future.

Acts 15:18

15.    He knows what might or could have been.

Matt. 11:23

GOD

50 Facts about the Father

1.    He is the Father of all life.

Ps. 19:1; 36:9; 148:2–5; John 5:26; Acts 17:24–25

2.    He tends and cares for vegetation.

Ps. 104:14; 16; Matt. 6:28–30

3.    He tends and cares for brute nature.

Ps. 104:14, 16, 18, 20–27; Matt. 6:26; 10:29

4.    He tends and cares for the weather.

Ps. 135:6–7; 147:8, 16, 18; 148:8

5.    He tends and cares for the seasons.

Gen. 8:22; Acts 14:17

6.    He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


 

7.    The Father sent his Son.

John 6:57; 8:18; 20:21; Gal. 4:4; 1 John 4:14; see also John 3:16; 8:16; 12:49

8.    The Father commanded the angels to worship his Son

Heb. 1:6; Luke 2:8–15

9.    He sealed his Son.

John 6:27

10.    He honored and honors his Son.

John 8:54

11.    He bore witness to his Son.

John 8:18

12.    He loved and loves his Son.

John 10:17

13.    He glorified his Son.

John 12:27–28; 17:1, 5

14.    He taught his Son.

John 8:28

15.    He anointed his Son.

Luke 4:16–21; John 3:34

16.    He delighted in his Son.

Isa. 42:1; Matt. 3:17; 17:5; 2 Pet. 1:17

17.    He listened to his Son.

John 11:41–42; 12:27–28; Matt. 26:52–53

18.    He offered his Son.

John 18:11; Rom. 8:32; 1 John 4:9–10

19.    He was totally satisfied by his Son.

John 8:29

20.    He raised his Son.

Gal. 1:1; Eph. 1:20

21.    He exalts his Son.

Phil. 2:9–11; Eph. 1:21

22.    He makes his Son head of the Church.

Eph. 1:22

23.    He commits judgment unto his Son.

John 3:35; 5:22, 27

24.    He is the Father of all believers.


 

25.    He foreknew the believers.

Rom. 8:29; 1 Pet. 1:2

26.    He predestinated the believers.

Rom. 8:29; Eph. 1:11; Acts 13:48

27.    He elected the believers.

Eph. 1:4; 2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:1–2; 2:9

28.    He gave all the elected believers to Christ

John 6:37, 44; 10:29; 13:3

29.    He called the believers.

Rom. 8:30

30.    He conforms the believers to the image of Christ

Rom. 8:29

31.    He redeemed the believers.

Eph. 1:7

32.    He justified the believers.

Rom. 8:33

33.    He indwells the believers.

John 14:23

34.    He sealed the believers with the Holy Spirit

Eph. 1:13; 4:30

35.    He keeps the believers.

John 10:29; 17:11

36.    He honors the believers.

John 12:26

37.    He blesses the believers.

Eph. 1:3

38.    He loves the believers.

2 Thess. 2:16; John 14:21

39.    He comforts the believers.

2 Cor. 1:3; Rev. 21:4; 2 Thess. 2:16

40.    He sanctifies the believers.

Jude 1; John 17:17

41.    He bestows peace upon believers.

Rom. 1:7; 1 Cor. 1:3; Gal. 1:3; Eph. 1:2; Phil. 1:2; Col. 1:2; 1 Thess. 1:1; 2 Thess. 1:2; Titus 1:4

42.    He is glorified when believers bear fruit

John 15:8

43.    He reveals truth to believers.

Matt. 11:25; 16:17; Luke 10:21; Eph. 1:17

44.    He supplies the needs of believers.

Matt. 6:32–33; Eph. 4:19

45.    He seeks the worship of believers.

John 4:23

46.    He chastens believers.

Heb. 12:5–10

47.    He restores the believers.

Ps. 23:3; 51:12; Luke 15:21–24

48.    He will someday gather all believers in Christ

Eph. 1:10

49.    He will someday reward all believers.

Matt. 6:1; Heb. 11:6; 2 Tim. 4:8

50.    He will someday glorify all believers.

Rom. 8:30

GOD

The Trinity and Scriptural Evidences for It

1.    The creation of man in God’s image. Note that the Bible says, “Let us make man in our image.”

Gen. 1:26

2.    The expulsion from Eden. Note that the Bible says “The man has become like one of us.”

Gen. 3:22

3.    The confusion at Babel. Note that the Bible says “Let us go down and confuse their language.”

Gen. 11:7

4.    The usage of the Hebrew word echad, meaning “one,” but suggesting more than one person

Gen. 2:24; Deut. 6:4

5.    The teachings of King Agur, which suggests a son of God

Prov. 30:4

6.    The plural forms used to refer to God

Eccles. 12:1; Isa. 54:5

7.    The divine conversations in Isaiah, using a plural for of divine pronoun

Isa. 6:8; 48:16; 63:9–10

8.    The divine conversations in the Psalms, which also use plurals

Ps. 2:1–9; 45:6–8; 110:1–5

9.    The baptism of Christ, wherein the the Father, Son, and Spirit were all present

Matt. 3:16–17

10.    The teachings of Jesus about the Father and Spirit

John 14:16

11.    The trinitarian baptismal formula

Matt. 28:19–20

12.    The trinitarian apostolic benediction

2 Cor. 13:14

godless sons of godly fathers

1.    Esau, son of Isaac, sold his birthright.

Gen. 25:27–34

2.    Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron, offered strange fire on the altar of incense.

Lev. 10:1–5

3.    Abimelech, son of Gideon, murdered his 70 brothers

Judg. 9

4.    Hophni and Phinehas, sons of Eli, were immoral and dishonest priests.

1 Sam. 2:12–25

5.    Joel and Abijah, sons of Samuel, took bribes and perverted justice.

1 Sam. 8:1–3

6.    Amnon, son of David, raped his half sister

2 Sam. 13:1–19

7.    Absalom, son of David, led a rebellion against his father

2 Sam. 15–18

8.    Adonijah, son of David, attempted to steal Solomon’s throne

1 Kings 1

9.    Rehoboam, son of Solomon, caused a tragic civil war

1 Kings 12

10.    Joram, son of Jehoshaphat, murdered his six brothers

2 Kings 8:16–24

11.    Ahaz, son of Jotham, sacrificed his own children to idols.

2 Kings 16:1–20

12.    Manasseh, son of Hezekiah, was Judah’s worst king.

2 Kings 21:1–18

13.    Jehoahaz, son of Josiah, did evil in the sight of God

2 Kings 23:31–33

14.    Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, burned the scroll from Jeremiah

Jer. 36:20–26

15.    Zedekiah, son of Josiah, persecuted Jeremiah

2 Kings 24:17–25:30; Jer. 37:1–21

godly sons of godless fathers

1.    Jonathan, son of Saul, risked his life to help David.

1 Sam. 18:1

2.    Asa, son of Abijam, was Judah’s first righteous king.

1 Kings 15:8–14

3.    Hezekiah, son of Ahaz, was Judah’s second righteous king.

2 Kings 18:1–20:21

4.    Josiah, son of Amon, led Judah in a great revival.

2 Kings 22:1–23:30

 

HANDICAPPED AND DISABLED

See also Diseases and Infirmities, Lepers

Paralysis and Lameness

1.    Mephibosheth, the crippled grandson of Saul

2 Sam. 4:4

2.    Man at Capernaum, lowered from a roof to be healed

Mark 2:1–12; Luke 5:18–25

3.    Centurion’s servant whom Jesus healed without even being present

Matt. 8:5–13; Luke 7:1–10

4.    Man by pool at Bethesda who had suffered for 38 years when Jesus healed him

John 5:1–8

5.    Woman in synagogue who had suffered for 18 years when Jesus healed her

Luke 13:10–13

6.    Man at Beautiful Gate whom Peter healed through the power of Christ

Acts 3:2

7.    Aeneas, who had suffered eight years when Peter healed him

Acts 9:33–34

8.    Man at Lystra whom Paul healed (an act for which Paul was later stoned)

Acts 14:8–10

HANDICAPPED AND DISABLED

See also Diseases and Infirmities, Lepers

Withered Hand

1.    Man in Galilean synagogue healed by Christ on the Sabbath, which caused the Jews to begin plotting

Matt. 12:10–13; Mark 3:1–5; Luke 6:6–10

HANDICAPPED AND DISABLED

See also Diseases and Infirmities, Lepers

Blindness

1.    Two men in Galilee who called Jesus the Son of David

Matt. 9:27–31

2.    Man at Bethsaida whom Jesus healed after a second touch

Mark 8:22–25

3.    Man at Pool of Siloam who had been born blind

John 9:1–7

4.    Bartimaeus, healed by Jesus while leaving Jericho

Matt. 20:29–34; Mark 10:46–52; Luke 18:35–42

5.    Demon-possessed man in Galilee, whose healing caused the crowd to acknowledge Jesus to be the Son of David

Matt. 12:22; Luke 11:14

HANDICAPPED AND DISABLED

See also Diseases and Infirmities, Lepers

Deafness

1.    Man from Tyre and Sidon, healed when Jesus spat and put his fingers in the man’s ears

Mark 7:32–35

2.    Mute boy at base of Mr. Hermon, whom the disciples were unable to heal

Matt. 17:14–18; Mark 9:17–29

3.    Mute man in Galilee, whose healing caused the crowd to marvel