Edification
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EDIFICATION; EDIFY

ed-i-fi-ka'-shun, ed'-i-fi:

The Greek words oikodomeo, "to build," oikodome, "the act of building," are used both literally and figuratively in the New Testament; "edify," "edifying," "edification," are the translation of the King James Version in some 20 passages, all in the figurative sense of the promotion of growth in Christian character. the Revised Version (British and American) in 2 Corinthians 10:8; 2 Corinthians 13:10 Ephesians 4:12, 16 1 Thessalonians 5:11 renders "build up," "building up," making the force of the figure clearer to the English reader. In 1 Timothy 1:4 the Greek text followed by the Revised Version (British and American) has oikonomia, "dispensation," instead of oikodomia, "edifying" (the King James Version).

F. K. Farr

Greek
3619. oikodome -- (the act of) building, a building
... Noun, Feminine Transliteration: oikodome Phonetic Spelling: (oy-kod-om-ay') Short
Definition: the act of building, a building, edification Definition: (a) the ...
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Library

For Mutual Edification.
... 915. " For Mutual Edification. 915. CM Wesley's Coll. For Mutual Edification.
1 Help us to help each other, Lord, Each other's cross to bear! ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/915 for mutual edification.htm

The Note of Edification.
... BOOK I. THE MAN. CHAPTER IV. The Note of Edification. The preacher is appointed
for the upbuilding of the Church and of the individual ...
/.../jackson/the message and the man/chapter iv the note of.htm

Willing to do all Things for the Edification of the Church...
... The Sixth Ecumenical Council. Canon XXX. Willing to do all things for
the edification of the Church´┐Ż Willing to do all things ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xxx willing to do.htm

Of the Need for this History, and Its Value for Edification.
... The Life of the blessed emperor constantine, by eusebius pamphilus. Book I. Chapter
X."Of the Need for this History, and its Value for Edification. ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter x of the need for.htm

The Spiritual Gifts.
... primarily with doctrine and theology; secondly, emotional gifts of feeling, appearing
chiefly in divine worship and for immediate edification; and thirdly ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 45 the spiritual gifts.htm

The Dilemma in which I am Placed is of Your Making: it is Brought ...
... to the many but only to those who had been offended by what I had said; for one
ought to speak to Christians not for display but for edification.' Whence then ...
/.../3 the dilemma in which.htm

But Why Should I Prolong this Discussion? I Shall Take no Notice ...
... there is absolutely nothing advanced of the kind which he now reproves in the interest
of the Synagogue rather than that of the edification of Christians. ...
/.../13 but why should i.htm

A Bird's-Eye view of the Early Church
... Now that word 'edified' and the cognate one 'edification' have been enfeebled in
signification so as to mean very much less than they did to Luke. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/a birds-eye view of the.htm

On Pleasing all Men
... "Let every man please his neighbour for his good to edification." Rom.15:2. ... But it
has nothing to do with edification, and is therefore quite wide of the mark. ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 100 on pleasing all.htm

Now Suppose that While You were Writing This, as You Tell us You ...
... and whose name you are just about to write down as Adamantine because of the merit
of his praise-worthy labours, did not write books for the edification of the ...
/.../21 now suppose that while.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; instruction.

2. (n.) A building or edifice.

Thesaurus
Edification (10 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A building or edifice. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. EDIFICATION; EDIFY. ...
FK Farr. Multi-Version Concordance Edification (10 Occurrences). ...
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Edify (5 Occurrences)
... knowledge; to teach. 3. (vi) To teach or persuade. 4. (vi) To improve. Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia. EDIFICATION; EDIFY. ed-i-fi ...
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Edified (3 Occurrences)
... ye may prophecy, for greater is he who is prophesying than he who is speaking with
tongues, except one may interpret, that the assembly may receive edification...
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Prophesying (58 Occurrences)
... WEY). 1 Corinthians 14:3 and he who is prophesying to men doth speak edification,
and exhortation, and comfort; (YLT). 1 Corinthians ...
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Gift (148 Occurrences)
... 14). Edification, indeed, was gained by the speaker (14:4), but this was
the edification of emotional experience only (14:14). The ...
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Gifts (144 Occurrences)
... (Gr. charismata), gifts supernaturally bestowed on the early Christians, each having
his own proper gift or gifts for the edification of the body of Christ. ...
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Destruction (734 Occurrences)
... 2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which
the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I ...
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Spiritual (42 Occurrences)
... Ordinarily his message was one of "edification, and exhortation, and consolation"
(1 Corinthians 14:3). Occasionally he was empowered to make an authoritative ...
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Needful (17 Occurrences)
... Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if there be any good
one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear it. ...
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Neighbour (139 Occurrences)
... the law. (KJV BBE DBY). Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour
for his good to edification. (KJV BBE DBY). Galatians ...
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Bible Concordance
Edification (10 Occurrences)

Romans 14:19 So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.
(See NIV)

Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

1 Corinthians 14:3 But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

1 Corinthians 14:5 Now I desire that ye should all speak with tongues, but rather that ye should prophesy. But greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interpret, that the assembly may receive edification.
(DBY YLT)

1 Corinthians 14:12 Thus ye also, since ye are desirous of spirits, seek that ye may abound for the edification of the assembly.
(DBY NAS)

1 Corinthians 14:26 What is it then, brethren? whenever ye come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done to edification.
(DBY WBS NAS RSV)

2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
(KJV WBS)

2 Corinthians 12:19 Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves to you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edification.
(WBS)

2 Corinthians 13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
(KJV WBS)

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if there be any good one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear it.
(DBY NAS)

Subtopics

Edification

Edification is the Object of Ministerial Authority

Edification is the Object of Ministerial Gifts

Edification is the Object of The Church's Union in Christ

Edification is the Object of The Ministerial office

Edification: All to be Done To

Edification: Described

Edification: Exhortation To

Edification: Foolish Questions Opposed To

Edification: Love Leads To

Edification: Mutual, Commanded

Edification: The Gospel, the Instrument of

Edification: The Peace of the Church Favours

Edification: Use Self-Denial to Promote, in Others

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Needful (17 Occurrences)

Neighbour (139 Occurrences)

Upbuilding (3 Occurrences)

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