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Matthew 16:13-24 (KJV)
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Ephesians 3:10 (KJV)
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Principalities and powers

Ephesians 6:10-12 (KJV)
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Manifold Wisdom

1 Peter 4:10 (KJV)
10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Ephesians 3:21 (KJV)
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Exodus 29:43 (KJV)
43 And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory.

Exodus 33:18 (KJV)
18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.

Exodus 40:34 (KJV)
34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Numbers 14:21 (KJV)
21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.

1 Samuel 4:21 (KJV)
21 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband.

The bulk of occurrences where God’s glory is a visible manifestation have to do with the tabernacle (Ex 16:10; 40:34; etc.) and with the temple in Ezekiel’s vision of the exile and restoration (9:3, etc.). These manifestations are directly related to God’s self-disclosure’ and his intent to dwell among men. As such they are commonly associated with his holiness. God wishes to dwell with men, to have his reality and his splendor known to them. But this is only possible when they take account of the stunning quality of his holiness and set out in faith and obedience to let that character be manifested in them (Num 14:10; Isa 6:3; Ezr 10, 11).

Harris, R. L., Harris, R. L., Archer, G. L., & Waltke, B. K. (1999, c1980). Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (electronic ed.) (427). Chicago: Moody Press.

Exodus 16:10 (KJV)
10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.

Numbers 14:10 (KJV)
10 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.

Isaiah 6:3 (KJV)
3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Exodus 15:11 (KJV)
11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

Daniel 11:45 (KJV)
45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

Ephesians 5:27 (KJV)
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Psalm 29:2 (KJV)
2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

Psalm 96:9 (KJV)
9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

  The phrase hădrat qōdeš merits special comment. It appears four times in the ot: Ps 29:2; 96:9: I Chr 16:29; II Chr 20:21, plus the related phrase in Ps 110:3, hadrê qōdeš. Each time the RSV translates this couplet “holy array” with the exception of Ps 110:3 where it opts for the translation “holy mountains” (reading a different text). So. “worship the Lord in holy array,” (e.g. Ps 9:2). A parallel to “holy array” would be bigdê qōdeš, “holy garments,” in Lev 16:4. Also in several instances the verb hādar (Isa 63:1) and the substantive hādār (Ps 104:1, Job 40:10; Prov 31:35) are connected with the verb lābaš (“to clothe”), and Ezk 16:14 with the verb śûm/śı̂m, perhaps a reference to some kind of an investiture ceremony.

On the other hand, the KJV consistently translates the couplet, “the beauty of holiness.” Now, in the light of Ugaritic evidence, a third option presents itself. In the Kret epic A: lines 154, 155 we read:



Krt looked and it was a dream

the servant of El and it was a (divine) appearance

In our biblical passages then, the major emphasis is on the Lord and his appearance, not on the worshipper except as the realization of God’s actual presence evokes awe. A third translation could be: “prostrate yourselves before the Lord when he appears in holiness.”

Ephesians 5:25 (KJV)
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Ephesians 5:27 (KJV)
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Ephesians 5:29 (KJV)
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:



625 ἐκτρέφω [ektrepho /ek·tref·o/] v. From 1537 and 5142; GK 1763; Two occurrences; AV translates as “nourish” once, and “bring up” once. 1 to nourish up to maturity, to nourish. 2 to nurture, bring up.

v v: verb

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

Strong, J. (1996). The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the text of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurrence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.) (G1625). Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship.


1 Thessalonians 2:7-8 (KJV)
7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.


Colossians 1:18 (KJV)
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Colossians 1:24 (KJV)
24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

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