International Standard Bible EncyclopediaSUBSTANCE
sub'-stans (rekhush; hupostasis): Lit. that which stands under, is in the Bible used chiefly of material goods and possessions. In the Old Testament it is the translation of numerous Hebrew words, of which rekhush, "that which is gathered together," is one of the earliest and most significant (Genesis 12:5; Genesis 13:6; Genesis 15:14 1 Chronicles 27:31 Ezra 8:21, etc.). In the New Testament "substance" appears in a few passages as the translation of ousia, "being," "subsistence" (Luke 15:13), huparxis, "goods," "property" (Hebrews 10:34), huparchonta, "things at hand" (Luke 8:3). Special interest attaches to Hebrews 11:1, the King James Version "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for," etc., where the word is used in its proper etymological sense as the translation of hupostasis, "that which stands under." the Revised Version (British and American) changes to "assurance," margin "the giving substance to," which last seems best to bring out the idea of faith as that which makes the things hoped for real to the soul. The same Greek word hupostasis is rendered "substance" in Hebrews 1:3 the Revised Version (British and American), instead of the King James Version "person," with reference to Christ, "the very image (margin "impress") of his substance," i.e. of God's invisible essence or being, the manifestation of God Himself.
Greek5287. hupostasis -- a support, substance, steadiness, hence ...
... a support, substance, steadiness, hence assurance. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: hupostasis Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-os'-tas-is) Short ...
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3776. ousia -- substance, property
5224. huparchonta -- goods, that which one has, things which one ...
5223. huparxis -- subsistence, existence, property
3013. lepis -- a scale (of a fish)
2470. isos -- equal
1967. epiousios -- for the coming day, for subsistence
4983. soma -- a body
3586. xulon -- wood
5194. hualos -- a clear transparent stone, glass
Strong's Hebrew3351. yequm -- substance, existence
... 3350, 3351. yequm. 3352 . substance, existence. Transliteration: yequm Phonetic
Spelling: (yek-oom') Short Definition: thing. ... living substance. ...
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7738. shavah -- substance
6106. etsem -- bone, substance, self
3426. yesh -- being, substance, existence, is
4678. matstsebeth -- pillar, substance
1564. golem -- an embryo
1952. hon -- wealth, sufficiency
4735. miqneh -- cattle
7075. qinyan -- something gotten or acquired, acquisition
2428. chayil -- strength, efficiency, wealth, army
Shadow and Substance.
Whether in this Sacrament the Substance of the Bread and Wine ...
Whether the Substance of the Bread or Wine is Annihilated after ...
Whether the Soul is a Substance.
Of the one Substance.
The Son is of one Substance with the Father. ...
In God, Substance is Spoken Improperly, Essence Properly.
Christ is the Substance of the Levitical Priesthood.
The Sum and Substance of all Theology
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) That which underlies all outward manifestations; substratum; the permanent subject or cause of phenomena, whether material or spiritual; that in which properties inhere; that which is real, in distinction from that which is apparent; the abiding part of any existence, in distinction from any accident; that which constitutes anything what it is; real or existing essence.
2. (n.) The most important element in any existence; the characteristic and essential components of anything; the main part; essential import; purport.
3. (n.) Body; matter; material of which a thing is made; hence, substantiality; solidity; firmness; as, the substance of which a garment is made; some textile fabrics have little substance.
4. (n.) Material possessions; estate; property; resources.
5. (n.) Same as Hypostasis, 2.
ThesaurusSubstance (99 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Body; matter; material of which a thing is made; hence, substantiality;
solidity; firmness; as, the substance of which a garment is made; some textile ...
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Seal (47 Occurrences)
Wax (32 Occurrences)
Matter (263 Occurrences)
Metal (69 Occurrences)
Gall (17 Occurrences)
Vapor (6 Occurrences)
Possessions (84 Occurrences)
Manna (19 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceSubstance (99 Occurrences)
Matthew 24:47 Verily I say unto you, that he will set him over all his substance.
Matthew 25:14 For it is as if a man going away out of a country called his own bondmen and delivered to them his substance.
Luke 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
Luke 15:12 and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of 'thy' substance that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
Luke 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
Luke 15:30 but when this thy son, who has devoured thy substance with harlots, is come, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
Acts 2:45 and sold their possessions and substance, and distributed them to all, according as any one might have need.
Colossians 2:17 These were a shadow of things that were soon to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
1 Timothy 6:18 to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal in distributing, disposed to communicate of their substance,
Hebrews 1:3 His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Hebrews 3:14 For if we keep the substance of the faith which we had at the start, even till the end, we have a part with Christ;
Hebrews 10:34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 13:16 But of doing good and communicating of your substance be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief; and in that day the heavens will be rolled up with a great noise, and the substance of the earth will be changed by violent heat, and the world and everything in it will be burned up.
2 Peter 3:12 Looking for and truly desiring the coming of the day of God, when the heavens will come to an end through fire, and the substance of the earth will be changed by the great heat?
1 John 3:17 But whoso may have the world's substance, and see his brother having need, and shut up his bowels from him, how abides the love of God in him?
Genesis 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Genesis 7:23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
Genesis 12:5 Abram took Sarai his wife, Lot his brother's son, all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls whom they had gotten in Haran, and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan. Into the land of Canaan they came.
Genesis 13:6 The land was not able to bear them, that they might live together: for their substance was great, so that they could not live together.
Genesis 14:11 And they take the whole substance of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the whole of their food, and go away;
Genesis 14:12 and they take Lot, Abram's brother's son (seeing he is dwelling in Sodom), and his substance, and go away.
Genesis 14:16 and he bringeth back the whole of the substance, and also Lot his brother and his substance hath he brought back, and also the women and the people.
Genesis 14:21 And the king of Sodom saith unto Abram, 'Give to me the persons, and the substance take to thyself,'
Genesis 15:14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
Genesis 30:29 And he saith unto him, 'Thou -- thou hast known that which I have served thee 'in', and that which thy substance was with me;
Genesis 31:9 and God taketh away the substance of your father, and doth give to me.
Genesis 31:18 and he carried away all his cattle, and all his substance which he had gathered, the cattle of his getting, which he had gathered in Paddan-aram, to go to Isaac his father unto the land of Canaan.
Genesis 34:23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
Genesis 36:7 For their substance was too great for them to dwell together, and the land of their travels couldn't bear them because of their livestock.
Exodus 24:10 and they see the God of Israel, and under His feet 'is' as the white work of the sapphire, and as the substance of the heavens for purity;
Numbers 31:9 And the sons of Israel take captive the women of Midian, and their infants; and all their cattle, and all their substance, and all their wealth they have plundered;
Numbers 35:3 The cities shall they have to dwell in; and their suburbs shall be for their livestock, and for their substance, and for all their animals.
Deuteronomy 33:11 Yahweh, bless his substance. Accept the work of his hands. Strike through the hips of those who rise up against him, of those who hate him, that they not rise again."
Joshua 1:14 your wives, your infants, and your substance, abide in the land which Moses hath given to you beyond the Jordan, and ye -- ye pass over by fifties, before your brethren, all the mighty ones of valour, and have helped them,
2 Samuel 19:42 And all the men of Judah answer against the men of Israel, 'Because the king 'is' near unto us, and why 'is' this -- ye are displeased about this matter? have we at all eaten of the king's 'substance?' a gift hath he lifted up to us?'
1 Chronicles 27:31 All these were the rulers of the substance which was king David's.
1 Chronicles 29:3 And again, because of my delighting in the house of my God, the substance I have -- a peculiar treasure of gold and silver -- I have given for the house of my God, even over and above all I have prepared for the house of the sanctuary:
2 Chronicles 21:14 behold, Yahweh will strike with a great plague your people, and your children, and your wives, and all your substance;
2 Chronicles 21:17 and they came up against Judah, and broke into it, and carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
2 Chronicles 31:3 He appointed also the king's portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the Sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the law of Yahweh.
2 Chronicles 32:29 Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance; for God had given him very much substance.
2 Chronicles 35:7 Josiah gave to the children of the people, of the flock, lambs and young goats, all of them for the Passover offerings, to all who were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bulls: these were of the king's substance.
Ezra 8:21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek of him a straight way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Ezra 10:8 and that whoever didn't come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the assembly of the captivity.
Job 1:3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
Job 1:10 Haven't you made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
Job 1:11 The work of his hands Thou hast blessed, and his substance hath spread in the land, and yet, put forth, I pray Thee, Thy hand, and strike against anything that he hath -- if not: to Thy face he doth bless Thee!'
Job 5:5 whose harvest the hungry eats up, and take it even out of the thorns. The snare gapes for their substance.
Job 6:6 Will a man take food which has no taste without salt? or is there any taste in the soft substance of purslain?
Job 6:13 Is not my help with me, And substance driven from me?
Job 6:22 Did I say,'Give to me?' or,'Offer a present for me from your substance?'
Job 15:29 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall their possessions be extended on the earth.
Job 20:18 That for which he labored he shall restore, and shall not swallow it down. According to the substance that he has gotten, he shall not rejoice.
Job 22:20 Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.
Job 30:22 Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.
Job 36:33 He sheweth by it 'to' his friend substance, Anger against perversity.
Psalms 17:14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
Psalms 105:21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:
Psalms 139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Psalms 139:16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Proverbs 1:13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
Proverbs 2:7 Even to lay up for the upright substance, A shield for those walking uprightly.
Proverbs 3:9 Honor Yahweh with your substance, with the first fruits of all your increase:
Proverbs 3:28 Say not thou to thy friend, 'Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,' And substance with thee.
Proverbs 6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
Proverbs 8:14 Mine 'is' counsel and substance, I 'am' understanding, I have might.
Proverbs 8:18 Wealth and honour 'are' with me, Lasting substance and righteousness.
Proverbs 8:21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
Proverbs 10:3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
Proverbs 12:27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
Proverbs 13:23 Abundance of food -- the tillage of the poor, And substance is consumed without judgment.
Proverbs 20:15 Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, 'are' lips of knowledge.
Proverbs 24:4 and by knowledge are the chambers filled with all precious and pleasant substance.
Proverbs 28:8 He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Proverbs 29:3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
Ecclesiastes 2:7 I got men-servants, and maid-servants, and sons of the house were to me; also, I had much substance -- herd and flock -- above all who had been before me in Jerusalem.
Song of Songs 8:7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
Jeremiah 14:14 Then the Lord said to me, The prophets say false words in my name, and I gave them no orders, and I said nothing to them: what they say to you is a false vision and wonder-working words without substance, the deceit of their hearts.
Jeremiah 15:13 Your substance and your treasures will I give for a spoil without price, and that for all your sins, even in all your borders.
Jeremiah 17:3 My mountain in the field, I will give your substance and all your treasures for a spoil, and your high places, because of sin, throughout all your borders.
Ezekiel 13:6 They have seen visions without substance and made use of secret arts, who say, The Lord has said; and the Lord has not sent them: hoping that the word would have effect.
Ezekiel 13:7 Have you not seen a vision without substance and have you not falsely made use of secret arts, when you say, The Lord has said; though I have said nothing?
Ezekiel 13:8 So this is what the Lord has said: Because your words are without substance and your visions are false, see, I am against you, says the Lord.
Ezekiel 13:9 And my hand will be against the prophets who see visions without substance and who make false use of secret arts: they will not be in the secret of my people, and they will not be recorded in the list of the children of Israel, and they will not come into the land of Israel; and it will be clear to you that I am the Lord.
Ezekiel 27:12 Tarshish dealt with thee by reason of the abundance of all substance; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they furnished thy markets.
Ezekiel 27:18 Damascus dealt with thee because of the multitude of thy handiworks, by reason of the abundance of all substance, with wine of Helbon, and white wool.
Ezekiel 27:27 Thy substance, and thy markets, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, they that repair thy leaks, and they that barter with thee, and all thy men of war that are in thee, along with all thine assemblage which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the heart of the seas in the day of thy fall.
Ezekiel 27:33 When thy wares went forth over the seas, thou filledst many peoples; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the abundance of thy substance and of thy merchandise.
Ezekiel 38:13 Sheba, and Dedan, and merchants of Tarshish, And all its young lions say to thee: To take a spoil art thou come in? To take a prey assembled thine assembly? To bear away silver and gold? To take away cattle and substance? To take a great spoil?
Daniel 7:1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head on his bed: then he wrote the dream and told the sum of the matters.
Daniel 11:13 The king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former; and he shall come on at the end of the times, even of years, with a great army and with much substance.
Daniel 11:24 In time of security shall he come even on the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them prey, and spoil, and substance: yes, he shall devise his devices against the strongholds, even for a time.
Daniel 11:28 Then shall he return into his land with great substance; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do his pleasure, and return to his own land.
Hosea 12:8 And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance: in all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that were sin.
Obadiah 1:11 In the day that you stood on the other side, in the day that strangers carried away his substance, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots for Jerusalem, even you were like one of them.
Obadiah 1:13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
Micah 4:13 Arise and thresh, daughter of Zion; for I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hoofs brass; and you will beat in pieces many peoples: and I will devote their gain to Yahweh, and their substance to the Lord of the whole earth.
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