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Wisdom

(Sophia)   Greek Pronunciation [sah FEE ah] HCSB Translation: wisdom Uses in the NT: 51   “Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they... read more

Victorious

(Nikao)   Greek Pronunciation [nih KAH oh] HCSB Translation: be victorious, conquer Uses in the NT: 28   “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4)   Nikao means to be victorious or to conquer, and the related noun nike means victory, usually in a military sense but also in a judicial context (Rom.... read more

Understanding

 (Tevunah)   Hebrew Pronunciation [tuh vew NAH] HCSB Translation: understanding Uses in the OT: 42   “My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures,... read more

Transform

(Metamorphoo)   Greek Pronunciation [meh tah mohr FAH oh] HCSB Translation: transform Uses in the NT: 4   “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2)   Metamorphoo means to change or transform and occurs only in the passive (to be changed,... read more

Sanctify

(Hagiazo)   Greek Pronunciation [hah gee AH dzoh] HCSB Translation: to sanctify Uses in the NT: 28   “And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all“ (Hebrews 10:10)     In the NT, hagiazo has three distinct shades of meaning. First, it may indicate the action of dedicating something to the service of God (consecrate, set aside as... read more

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