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(4.) One blesses another when he expresses good wishes or offers prayer to God for his welfare (Genesis 24:60; 31:55; 1 Samuel 2:20). Sometimes blessings were uttered under divine inspiration, as in the case of Noah, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses (Genesis 9:26, 27; 27:28, 29, 40; 48:15-20; 49:1-28; Deuteronomy 33). The priests were divinely authorized to bless the people (Deuteronomy 10:8; Numbers 6:22-27). We have many examples of apostolic benediction (2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 6:23, 24; 2 Thessalonians 3:16, 18; Hebrews 13:20, 21; 1 Peter 5:10, 11).
(5.) Among the Jews in their thank-offerings the master of the feast took a cup of wine in his hand, and after having blessed God for it and for other mercies then enjoyed, handed it to his guests, who all partook of it. Psalm 116:13 refers to this custom. It is also alluded to in 1 Corinthians 10:16, where the apostle speaks of the "cup of blessing."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. t.) To make or pronounce holy; to consecrate
2. (v. t.) To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to.
3. (v. t.) To express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; -- applied to persons.
4. (v. t.) To invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, -- as on food.
5. (v. t.) To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one's self).
6. (v. t.) To guard; to keep; to protect.
7. (v. t.) To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences.
8. (v. t.) To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBLESS
(barakh): This word is found more frequently in the Old Testament than in the New Testament, and is used in different relations.
Greek1757. eneulogeo -- to confer a benefit on, to bless
... to confer a benefit on, to bless. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: eneulogeo
Phonetic Spelling: (en-yoo-log-eh'-o) Short Definition: I bless Definition: I ...
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3106. makarizo -- to bless
2721a. kateulogeo -- to bless fervently
2721. katephistemi -- to bless fervently
2127. eulogeo -- to speak well of, praise
3669. homoiosis -- a making like, likeness
5485. charis -- grace, kindness
Strong's Hebrew1288. barak -- to kneel, bless
... 1287, 1288. barak. 1289 . to kneel, bless. Transliteration: barak Phonetic
Spelling: (baw-rak') Short Definition: blessed. Word Origin a prim. ...
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1289. berak -- to kneel, bless
1292. Barakel -- "El does bless," the father of one of Job's ...
833. ashar -- to go straight, go on, advance
3190. yatab -- to be good, well, glad, or pleasing
And Spirit ever bless'd
November 6. "Bless the Lord, O, My Soul" (Ps. Ciii. 1).
I Will Bless Thee, --And Thou Shalt be a Blessing. " --Gen. xii. 2
Sweet Saviour! Bless us Ere we Go
St. Thomas. SM Bless the Lord.
We Bless Thee, Lord, that Thou Hast Spread
Bless the Lord, My Soul
National Days 428. God Bless Our Native Land
That we must Never Murmur, but Bless God Concerning all Things ...
O Savior, Bless us Ere we Go
ThesaurusBless (174 Occurrences)
... (2.) We bless God when we thank him for his mercies (Psalm 103:1, 2; 145:1, 2). ... 9.
(vt) To wave; to brandish. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BLESS. ...
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Blesses (18 Occurrences)
Peoples (305 Occurrences)
Venison (10 Occurrences)
Game (11 Occurrences)
Provision (50 Occurrences)
Undertake (16 Occurrences)
Tasteful (6 Occurrences)
Tasty (7 Occurrences)
Richly (26 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceBless (174 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,
Matthew 14:19 He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass; and he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave to the multitudes.
Luke 1:64 His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.
Luke 6:28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.
Luke 24:50 He led them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
Acts 3:26 God, having raised up his servant, Jesus, sent him to you first, to bless you, in turning away everyone of you from your wickedness."
Romans 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless, and don't curse.
1 Corinthians 4:12 We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure.
1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, isn't it a sharing of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, isn't it a sharing of the body of Christ?
1 Corinthians 14:16 Otherwise if you bless with the spirit, how will he who fills the place of the unlearned say the "Amen" at your giving of thanks, seeing he doesn't know what you say?
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ;
Hebrews 6:14 saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you."
Hebrews 7:1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
Hebrews 11:20 By faith, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.
Hebrews 11:21 By faith, Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.
James 3:9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God.
1 Peter 3:9 not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but instead blessing; knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing.
Genesis 12:2 I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.
Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. All of the families of the earth will be blessed in you."
Genesis 17:16 I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she will be a mother of nations. Kings of peoples will come from her."
Genesis 17:20 As for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He will become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
Genesis 18:18 seeing that Abraham has surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed in him?
Genesis 22:17 that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your seed greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies.
Genesis 22:18 In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice."
Genesis 24:48 I bowed my head, and worshiped Yahweh, and blessed Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter for his son.
Genesis 24:60 They blessed Rebekah, and said to her, "Our sister, may you be the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your seed possess the gate of those who hate them."
Genesis 26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you. For to you, and to your seed, I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
Genesis 26:4 I will multiply your seed as the stars of the sky, and will give to your seed all these lands. In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed,
Genesis 26:24 Yahweh appeared to him the same night, and said, "I am the God of Abraham your father. Don't be afraid, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply your seed for my servant Abraham's sake."
Genesis 27:4 Make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die."
Genesis 27:7 'Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless you before Yahweh before my death.'
Genesis 27:10 You shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death."
Genesis 27:19 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done what you asked me to do. Please arise, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me."
Genesis 27:25 He said, "Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless you." He brought it near to him, and he ate. He brought him wine, and he drank.
Genesis 27:29 Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers. Let your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you. Blessed be everyone who blesses you."
Genesis 27:31 He also made savory food, and brought it to his father. He said to his father, "Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me."
Genesis 27:33 Isaac trembled violently, and said, "Who, then, is he who has taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? Yes, he will be blessed."
Genesis 27:34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceeding great and bitter cry, and said to his father, "Bless me, even me also, my father."
Genesis 27:38 Esau said to his father, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, my father." Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
Genesis 28:3 May God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a company of peoples,
Genesis 28:14 Your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. In you and in your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed.
Genesis 30:27 Laban said to him, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, stay here, for I have divined that Yahweh has blessed me for your sake."
Genesis 32:26 The man said, "Let me go, for the day breaks." Jacob said, "I won't let you go, unless you bless me."
Genesis 48:9 Joseph said to his father, "They are my sons, whom God has given me here." He said, "Please bring them to me, and I will bless them."
Genesis 48:16 the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. Let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."
Genesis 48:20 He blessed them that day, saying, "In you will Israel bless, saying,'God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh'" He set Ephraim before Manasseh.
Genesis 49:25 even by the God of your father, who will help you; by the Almighty, who will bless you, with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.
Exodus 12:32 Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also!"
Exodus 20:24 You shall make an altar of earth for me, and shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I record my name I will come to you and I will bless you.
Exodus 23:25 You shall serve Yahweh your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from your midst.
Exodus 39:43 Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it as Yahweh had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.
Leviticus 9:23 Moses and Aaron went into the Tent of Meeting, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of Yahweh appeared to all the people.
Numbers 6:23 "Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying,'This is how you shall bless the children of Israel.' You shall tell them,
Numbers 6:24 'Yahweh bless you, and keep you.
Numbers 6:27 "So they shall put my name on the children of Israel; and I will bless them."
Numbers 22:6 Please come now therefore curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: perhaps I shall prevail, that we may strike them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."
Numbers 23:11 Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have blessed them altogether."
Numbers 23:20 Behold, I have received a command to bless. He has blessed, and I can't reverse it.
Numbers 23:25 Balak said to Balaam, "Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all."
Numbers 24:1 When Balaam saw that it pleased Yahweh to bless Israel, he didn't go, as at the other times, to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
Numbers 24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, as a lioness; who shall rouse him up? Everyone who blesses you is blessed. Everyone who curses you is cursed."
Deuteronomy 1:11 Yahweh, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are, and bless you, as he has promised you!
Deuteronomy 7:13 and he will love you, and bless you, and multiply you; he will also bless the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your livestock and the young of your flock, in the land which he swore to your fathers to give you.
Deuteronomy 8:10 You shall eat and be full, and you shall bless Yahweh your God for the good land which he has given you.
Deuteronomy 10:8 At that time Yahweh set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, to stand before Yahweh to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.
Deuteronomy 14:24 If the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it, because the place is too far from you, which Yahweh your God shall choose, to set his name there, when Yahweh your God shall bless you;
Deuteronomy 14:29 and the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the foreigner living among you, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
Deuteronomy 15:4 However there shall be no poor with you; (for Yahweh will surely bless you in the land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance to possess it;)
Deuteronomy 15:6 For Yahweh your God will bless you, as he promised you: and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.
Deuteronomy 15:10 You shall surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him; because that for this thing Yahweh your God will bless you in all your work, and in all that you put your hand to.
Deuteronomy 15:18 It shall not seem hard to you, when you let him go free from you; for to the double of the hire of a hireling has he served you six years: and Yahweh your God will bless you in all that you do.
Deuteronomy 16:10 You shall keep the feast of weeks to Yahweh your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give, according as Yahweh your God blesses you:
Deuteronomy 16:15 You shall keep a feast to Yahweh your God seven days in the place which Yahweh shall choose; because Yahweh your God will bless you in all your increase, and in all the work of your hands, and you shall be altogether joyful.
Deuteronomy 21:5 The priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them Yahweh your God has chosen to minister to him, and to bless in the name of Yahweh; and according to their word shall every controversy and every stroke be.
Deuteronomy 23:20 to a foreigner you may lend on interest; but to your brother you shall not lend on interest, that Yahweh your God may bless you in all that you put your hand to, in the land where you go in to possess it.
Deuteronomy 24:13 you shall surely restore to him the pledge when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his garment, and bless you: and it shall be righteousness to you before Yahweh your God.
Deuteronomy 24:19 When you reap your harvest in your field, and have forgot a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to get it: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow; that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
Deuteronomy 26:15 Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your people Israel, and the ground which you have given us, as you swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey."
Deuteronomy 27:12 "These shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you have passed over the Jordan: Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin.
Deuteronomy 28:8 Yahweh will command the blessing on you in your barns, and in all that you put your hand to; and he will bless you in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
Deuteronomy 28:12 Yahweh will open to you his good treasure in the sky, to give the rain of your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand: and you shall lend to many nations, and you shall not borrow.
Deuteronomy 29:19 and it happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, "I shall have peace, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart, to destroy the moist with the dry."
Deuteronomy 30:16 in that I command you this day to love Yahweh your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his ordinances, that you may live and multiply, and that Yahweh your God may bless you in the land where you go in to possess it.
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."
Deuteronomy 33:13 Of Joseph he said, "His land is blessed by Yahweh, for the precious things of the heavens, for the dew, for the deep that couches beneath,
Joshua 8:33 All Israel, and their elders and officers, and their judges, stood on this side of the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, who carried the ark of Yahweh's covenant, the foreigner as well as the native; half of them in front of Mount Gerizim, and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of Yahweh had commanded at the first, that they should bless the people of Israel.
Joshua 22:7 Now to the one half-tribe of Manasseh Moses had given inheritance in Bashan; but to the other half gave Joshua among their brothers beyond the Jordan westward. Moreover when Joshua sent them away to their tents, he blessed them,
Joshua 22:33 The thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and spoke no more of going up against them to war, to destroy the land in which the children of Reuben and the children of Gad lived.
Joshua 24:10 but I would not listen to Balaam; therefore he blessed you still. So I delivered you out of his hand.
Judges 5:2 "Because the leaders took the lead in Israel, because the people offered themselves willingly, be blessed, Yahweh!
Judges 5:9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel, who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless Yahweh!
Judges 13:24 The woman bore a son, and named him Samson: and the child grew, and Yahweh blessed him.
Judges 17:2 He said to his mother, "The eleven hundred pieces of silver that were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse, and also spoke it in my ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it." His mother said, "Blessed be my son of Yahweh."
Ruth 2:4 Behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, "Yahweh be with you." They answered him, "Yahweh bless you."
1 Samuel 2:20 Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, "Yahweh give you seed of this woman for the petition which was asked of Yahweh." They went to their own home.
1 Samuel 9:13 As soon as you have come into the city, you shall immediately find him, before he goes up to the high place to eat; for the people will not eat until he come, because he blesses the sacrifice. Afterwards those who are invited eat. Now therefore go up; for at this time you shall find him."
1 Samuel 13:10 And when the burned offering was ended, Samuel came; and Saul went out to see him and to give him a blessing.
1 Samuel 15:13 Samuel came to Saul; and Saul said to him, "You are blessed by Yahweh! I have performed the commandment of Yahweh."
1 Samuel 23:21 Saul said, "You are blessed by Yahweh; for you have had compassion on me.
1 Samuel 25:14 And one of Nabal's young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to bless our master; and he has insulted them.
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