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ATS Bible DictionaryBlessing
Referring both to God and to man. When God blesses, he bestows that efficacy which renders his blessing effectual. His blessings are either temporal or spiritual, bodily or mental; but in every thing they really convey the good which they import, Numbers 6:23-27. The blessings of men to other men, unless they be inspired prophecies, as in Genesis 32:32 De 33:1:1:1-29, are only good wishes, personal or official, and as it were a peculiar kind of prayer to the Author of all good for the welfare of the subject of them. Blessing, on the part of man towards God, is an act of thanks-giving for his mercies, Psalm 103:1; or rather, for that special mercy which at the time occasions the act of blessing: as for food, for which thanks are rendered to God, or for any other good, Psalm 116:13 1 1 Corinthians 10:16.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bless.
2. (n.) The act of one who blesses.
3. (n.) A declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces.
4. (n.) A means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and welfare; a beneficent gift.
5. (n.) A gift.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBLESSING
(berakhah; eulogia): Sometimes means the form of words used in invoking the bestowal of good, as in Deuteronomy 33:1 Joshua 8:34; and James 3:10. Sometimes it means the good or the benefit itself which has been conferred, as in Genesis 27:36, "Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?" and Proverbs 10:22, "The blessing of Yahweh, it maketh rich." "The cup of blessing" (to poterion tes eulogias, a special use of the word in 1 Corinthians 10:16), means the cup for which we bless God, or which represents to us so much blessing from God.
BLESSING, CUP OF
(to poterion tes eulogias, "the consecrated cup," 1 Corinthians 10:16): A technical term from the Jewish liturgy transferred to the Lord's Supper, and signifying the cup of wine upon which a blessing was pronounced. The suggestion that it carries with it a higher significance, as a cup that brings blessing, is not without force. The succeeding words, "we bless," are equivalent to "for which we give thanks." It was consecrated by thanksgiving and prayer.
(eulogia pneumatike): Any blessing administered in the realm of the spiritual life; specifically the blessing of the Spirit in introducing the believer into "the heavenly places in Christ" (Ephesians 1:3); a term expressing the fullness of blessing in God's gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ.
BLESSING, VALLEY OF
Greek2129. eulogia -- praise, blessing
... praise, blessing. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: eulogia Phonetic
Spelling: (yoo-log-ee'-ah) Short Definition: adulation, praise, blessing ...
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2721a. kateulogeo -- to bless fervently
3108. makarismos -- a declaration of blessedness
2127. eulogeo -- to speak well of, praise
5485. charis -- grace, kindness
2920. krisis -- a decision, judgment
1525. eiserchomai -- to go in (to), enter
2128. eulogetos -- well spoken of, ie blessed
1757. eneulogeo -- to confer a benefit on, to bless
2616. katadunasteuo -- to exercise power over
Strong's Hebrew1293. berakah -- a blessing
... 1292, 1293. berakah. 1294 . a blessing. Transliteration: berakah Phonetic
Spelling: (ber-aw-kaw') Short Definition: blessing. Word ...
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1288. barak -- to kneel, bless
1296. Berekyah -- "Yah blesses," the name of several Israelites
Blessing for Blessing
Baptism the Blessing.
The Blessing of the Sabbath.
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Prayer for a Blessing.
Prayer for a Blessing.
Prayer for a Blessing.
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ThesaurusBlessing (357 Occurrences)
...BLESSING. (berakhah; eulogia): Sometimes means the form of words used in invoking
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Bible ConcordanceBlessing (357 Occurrences)
Matthew 10:13 If the household is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it isn't worthy, let your peace return to you.
Matthew 11:6 And a blessing will be on him who has no doubts about me.
Matthew 13:16 But a blessing be on your eyes, because they see; and on your ears, because they are open.
Matthew 14:19 and He told all the people to sit down on the grass. Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and after looking up to heaven and blessing them, He broke up the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples distributed them to the people.
Matthew 16:17 And Jesus made answer and said to him, A blessing on you, Simon Bar-jonah: because this knowledge has not come to you from flesh and blood, but from my Father in heaven.
Matthew 19:13 Then some people took little children to him, so that he might put his hands on them in blessing: and the disciples said sharp words to them.
Matthew 21:9 and the multitudes--some of the people preceding Him and some following--sang aloud, "God save the Son of David! Blessings on Him who comes in the Lord's name! God in the highest Heavens save Him!"
Matthew 23:39 For I say to you, You will not see me from this time till you say, A blessing on him who comes in the name of the Lord.
Matthew 24:46 A blessing on that servant, who will be doing so when his lord comes.
Matthew 25:34 Then will the King say to those on his right, Come, you who have the blessing of my Father, into the kingdom made ready for you before the world was:
Matthew 26:26 And when they were taking food, Jesus took bread and, after blessing it, he gave the broken bread to the disciples and said, Take it; this is my body.
Mark 6:41 And he took the five cakes of bread and the two fishes and, looking up to heaven, he said words of blessing over them; and when the cakes were broken, he gave them to the disciples to put before the people; and he made division of the two fishes among them all.
Mark 8:7 And they had some small fishes; and blessing them he had them put before the people in the same way.
Mark 10:16 And he took them in his arms, and gave them a blessing, putting his hands on them.
Mark 11:9 And those who went in front, and those who came after, were crying, Glory: A blessing on him who comes in the name of the Lord:
Mark 11:10 Blessings on the coming Kingdom of our forefather David! God in the highest Heavens save Him!"
Mark 14:22 And while they were taking food, he took bread, and after blessing it, he gave the broken bread to them, and said, Take it: this is my body.
Luke 1:42 And she said with a loud voice: May blessing be on you among women, and a blessing on the child of your body.
Luke 1:48 For he has had pity on his servant, though she is poor and lowly placed: and from this hour will all generations give witness to the blessing which has come to me.
Luke 1:64 His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.
Luke 2:34 And Simeon gave them his blessing and said to Mary, his mother, See, this child will be the cause of the downfall and the lifting up of great numbers of people in Israel, and he will be a sign against which hard words will be said;
Luke 6:28 Give blessing to those who give you curses, say prayers for those who are cruel to you.
Luke 7:23 And a blessing will be on him who has no doubts about me.
Luke 9:16 And he took the five cakes of bread and the two fishes and, looking up to heaven, he said words of blessing over them, and when they had been broken, he gave them to the disciples to give to the people.
Luke 13:35 Now see, your house is waste, and I say to you, You will not see me again till you say, A blessing on him who comes in the name of the Lord.
Luke 14:14 And you will have a blessing, because they will not be able to give you any payment, and you will get your reward when the upright come back from the dead.
Luke 19:38 Saying, A blessing on the King who comes in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven and glory in the highest.
Luke 24:30 And when he was seated with them at table, he took the bread, and said words of blessing and, making division of it, he gave it to them.
Luke 24:50 And he took them out till they were near Bethany, and lifting up his hands, he gave them a blessing.
Luke 24:51 And while He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into Heaven.
Luke 24:53 and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
John 1:16 From his fullness we all received grace upon grace.
John 12:13 took branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, shouting as they went, "God save him! Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord--even on the King of Israel!"
John 20:29 Jesus said to him, Because you have seen me you have belief: a blessing will be on those who have belief though they have not seen me!
Acts 3:19 So then, let your hearts be changed and be turned to God, so that your sins may be completely taken away, and times of blessing may come from the Lord;
Acts 3:25 You are the sons of the prophets, and of the agreement which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, Through your seed a blessing will come on all the families of the earth.
Acts 3:26 To you, first, God sent his servant, blessing you by turning every one of you from his sins.
Acts 15:33 After they had spent some time there, they were sent back with greetings from the brothers to the apostles.
Acts 15:40 But Paul took Silas and went away with the blessing of the brothers.
Acts 20:35 In all things I was an example to you of how, in your lives, you are to give help to the feeble, and keep in memory the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, There is a greater blessing in giving than in getting.
Romans 1:25 Because by them the true word of God was changed into that which is false, and they gave worship and honour to the thing which is made, and not to him who made it, to whom be blessing for ever. So be it.
Romans 4:6 Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,
Romans 4:9 Is this blessing then pronounced on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.
Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom came Christ in the flesh, who is over all, God, to whom be blessing for ever. So be it.
Romans 12:14 Invoke blessings on your persecutors--blessings, not curses.
Romans 15:2 Let each of us endeavour to please his fellow Christian, aiming at a blessing calculated to build him up.
Romans 15:29 I know that, when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of the Good News of Christ.
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 14:5 I should be right glad were you all to speak in 'tongues,' but yet more glad were you all to prophesy. And, in fact, the man who prophesies is superior to him who speaks in 'tongues,' except when the latter can interpret in order that the Church may get a blessing.
1 Corinthians 14:16 For if you give a blessing with the spirit, how will the man who has no knowledge say, So be it, after your prayer, seeing that he has not taken in what you are saying?
1 Corinthians 14:17 For your giving of the blessing is certainly well done, but of no profit to the man without knowledge.
2 Corinthians 1:11 you also helping together on our behalf by your supplication; that, for the gift bestowed on us by means of many, thanks may be given by many persons on your behalf.
2 Corinthians 1:15 In this confidence, I was determined to come first to you, that you might have a second benefit;
2 Corinthians 1:22 and He has also set His seal upon us, and has put His Spirit into our hearts as a pledge and foretaste of future blessing.
2 Corinthians 9:5 I thought it necessary therefore to beg the brethren that they would come to you, and complete beforehand your fore-announced blessing, that this may be ready thus as blessing, and not as got out of you.
2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to bestow every blessing on you in abundance, so that richly enjoying all sufficiency at all times, you may have ample means for all good works.
Galatians 3:8 And the holy Writings, seeing before the event that God would give the Gentiles righteousness by faith, gave the good news before to Abraham, saying, In you will all the nations have a blessing.
Galatians 3:9 So then those who are of faith have a part in the blessing of Abraham who was full of faith.
Galatians 3:14 that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Galatians 3:22 But Scripture has shown that all mankind are the prisoners of sin, in order that the promised blessing, which depends on faith in Jesus Christ, may be given to those who believe.
Galatians 4:15 What was the blessing you enjoyed? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.
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;
Ephesians 4:29 Let no unwholesome words ever pass your lips, but let all your words be good for benefiting others according to the need of the moment, so that they may be a means of blessing to the hearers.
2 Thessalonians 2:14 To this blessing God has called you by our Good News, so that you may have a share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 6:7 For the land which has drunk the rain that comes often on it, and brings forth a crop suitable for them for whose sake it is also tilled, receives blessing from God;
Hebrews 6:14 saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you."
Hebrews 7:1 For this man, Melchizedek, King of Salem and priest of the Most High God--he who when Abraham was returning after defeating the kings met him and pronounced a blessing on him--
Hebrews 7:6 But, in this instance, one who does not trace his origin from them takes tithes from Abraham, and pronounces a blessing on him to whom the promises belong.
Hebrews 7:7 But there is no doubt that the less gets his blessing from the greater.
Hebrews 7:11 Now if the crowning blessing was attainable by means of the Levitical priesthood--for as resting on this foundation the people received the Law, to which they are still subject-- what further need was there for a Priest of a different kind to be raised up belonging to the order of Melchizedek instead of being said to belong to the order of Aaron?
Hebrews 7:19 for the Law brought no perfect blessing--but on the other hand we have the bringing in of a new and better hope by means of which we draw near to God.
Hebrews 10:14 For by a single offering He has for ever completed the blessing for those whom He is setting free from sin.
Hebrews 10:36 For you stand in need of patient endurance, so that, as the result of having done the will of God, you may receive the promised blessing.
Hebrews 11:20 By faith Isaac, blessing Jacob and Esau, gave news of things to come.
Hebrews 11:21 By faith Jacob gave a blessing to the two sons of Joseph, when he was near to death; and gave God worship, supported by his stick.
Hebrews 12:17 For you know that even when he afterward desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for a change of mind though he sought it diligently with tears.
James 1:12 There is a blessing on the man who undergoes testing; because, if he has God's approval, he will be given the crown of life, which the Lord has said he will give to those who have love for him.
James 1:25 But he who goes on looking into the true law which makes him free, being not a hearer without memory but a doer putting it into effect, this man will have a blessing on his acts.
James 3:10 Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
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.
Revelation 1:3 A blessing be on the reader, and on those who give ear to the prophet's words, and keep the things which he has put in the book: for the time is near.
Revelation 5:13 I heard every created thing which is in heaven, on the earth, under the earth, on the sea, and everything in them, saying, "To him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb be the blessing, the honor, the glory, and the dominion, forever and ever! Amen! "
Revelation 7:12 saying, "Amen! Blessing, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power, and might, be to our God forever and ever! Amen."
Revelation 14:13 And a voice from heaven came to my ears, saying, Put in writing, There is a blessing on the dead who from now on come to their end in the Lord: yes, says the Spirit, that they may have rest from their troubles; for their works go with them.
Revelation 22:7 See, I come quickly. A blessing on him who keeps the words of this book of the prophet.
Revelation 22:14 A blessing on those whose robes are washed, so that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may go in by the doors into the town.
Genesis 1:22 And God gave them his blessing, saying, Be fertile and have increase, making all the waters of the seas full, and let the birds be increased in the earth.
Genesis 1:28 And God gave them his blessing and said to them, Be fertile and have increase, and make the earth full and be masters of it; be rulers over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing moving on the earth.
Genesis 2:3 And God gave his blessing to the seventh day and made it holy: because on that day he took his rest from all the work which he had made and done.
Genesis 5:2 Male and female he made them, naming them Man, and giving them his blessing on the day when they were made.
Genesis 9:1 And God gave his blessing to Noah and his sons, and said, Be fertile, and have increase, and make the earth full.
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 To them who are good to you will I give blessing, and on him who does you wrong will I put my curse: and you will become a name of blessing to all the families of the earth.
Genesis 14:19 And blessing him, said, May the blessing of the Most High God, maker of heaven and earth, be on Abram:
Genesis 17:16 And I will give her a blessing so that you will have a son by her: truly my blessing will be on her, and she will be the mother of nations: kings of peoples will be her offspring.
Genesis 17:18 Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before you!"
Genesis 17:20 As for Ishmael, I have given ear to your prayer: truly I have given him my blessing and I will make him fertile and give him great increase; he will be the father of twelve chiefs, and I will make him a great nation.
Genesis 18:18 Seeing that Abraham will certainly become a great and strong nation, and his name will be used by all the nations of the earth as a blessing?
Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Genesis 22:18 And your seed will be a blessing to all the nations of the earth, because you have done what I gave you orders to do.
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