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Smith's Bible DictionaryGeneration
In the long-lived patriarchal age a generation seems to have been computed at 100 years, (Genesis 15:16) comp. Genesis15:13 and Eccl 12:40 But subsequently the reckoning was the same which has been adopted by modern civilized nations, viz. from thirty to forty years (Job 42:16) (Generation is also used to signify the men of an age or time, as contemporaries, (Genesis 6:9; Isaiah 53:8) posterity , especially in legal formulae, (Leviticus 3:17) etc.; fathers, or ancestors. (Psalms 49:19)
ATS Bible DictionaryGeneration
Besides the common acceptation of this word, as signifying race, descent, lineage, it is used for the history and genealogy of a person, as in Genesis 5:1, "the book of the generations of Adam," that is, the history of Adam's creation and of his posterity. So in Genesis 2:4, "The generations of the heavens and of the earth," that is, their genealogy, so to speak, the history of the creation of heaven and earth; also in Matthew 1:1, "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ," that is, the genealogy of Jesus Christ," that is, the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the history of his descent and life. "The present generation" comprises all those who are now alive; "This generation shall not pass till all be fulfilled," some now living shall witness the even foretold, Matthew 24:34. "Save yourselves from this untoward generation," form the punishment which awaits these perverse men, Acts 2:40.
The Hebrews, like other ancient nations, sometimes computed loosely by the fourth generation thy descendants shall come hither again." The duration of a generation is of course very uncertain; indeed, it is impossible to establish any precise limits. It is, however, generally admitted that a generation in the earliest periods is to be reckoned longer than one in later times. The Greeks regarded a generation as one-third of a century. It is now currently reckoned as thirty years.
Easton's Bible DictionaryGenesis 2:4, "These are the generations," means the "history." 5:1, "The book of the generations," means a family register, or history of Adam. 37:2, "The generations of Jacob" = the history of Jacob and his descendants. 7:1, "In this generation" = in this age. Psalm 49:19, "The generation of his fathers" = the dwelling of his fathers, i.e., the grave. Psalm 73:15, "The generation of thy children" = the contemporary race. Isaiah 53:8, "Who shall declare his generation?" = His manner of life who shall declare? or rather = His race, posterity, shall be so numerous that no one shall be able to declare it.
In Matthew 1:17, the word means a succession or series of persons from the same stock. Matthew 3:7, "Generation of vipers" = brood of vipers. 24:34, "This generation" = the persons then living contemporary with Christ. 1 Peter 2:9, "A chosen generation" = a chosen people.
The Hebrews seem to have reckoned time by the generation. In the time of Abraham a generation was an hundred years, thus: Genesis 15:16, "In the fourth generation" = in four hundred years (Comp. verse 13 and Exodus 12:40). In Deuteronomy 1:35 and 2:14 a generation is a period of thirty-eight years.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.
2. (n.) Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc.
3. (n.) That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspring.
4. (n.) A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or remove in genealogy. Hence: The body of those who are of the same genealogical rank or remove from an ancestor; the mass of beings living at one period; also, the average lifetime of man, or the ordinary period of time at which one rank follows another, or father is succeeded by child, usually assumed to be one third of a century; an age.
5. (n.) Race; kind; family; breed; stock.
6. (n.) The formation or production of any geometrical magnitude, as a line, a surface, a solid, by the motion, in accordance with a mathematical law, of a point or a magnitude; as, the generation of a line or curve by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaGENERATION
jen-er-a'-shun (Latin generatio, from genero, "beget"):
Greek1074. genea -- race, family, generation
... race, family, generation. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: genea
Phonetic Spelling: (ghen-eh-ah') Short Definition: a generation Definition: a ...
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3862. paradosis -- a handing down or over, a tradition
1078. genesis -- origin, birth
1085. genos -- family, offspring
1081. gennema -- offspring
Strong's Hebrew1755. dor -- period, generation, dwelling
dor or dor. 1754, 1755. dor or dor. 1756 . period, generation, dwelling.
Transliteration: dor or dor Phonetic Spelling: (dore) Short Definition: generation ...
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1859. dar -- a generation
8029. shillesh -- pertaining to the third
4578. meeh -- internal organs, inward parts, belly
7256. ribbea -- pertaining to the fourth
Whether in the State of Innocence Generation Existed?
Why Jesus Called them an Adulterous Generation. The Law as Husband ...
Gregory Again Discusses the Generation of the Only-Begotten, and ...
Discussion of the Divine Generation is Continued. ...
Generation Something Akin to the First Formation of Eve from the ...
Human Generation, and the Work of God Therein Set Forth.
Then, Distinguishing Between Essence and Generation, He Declares ...
Respecting the Generation of the Twenty-Four Letters.
March 11. "But Ye are a Chosen Generation, a Peculiar People" (I. ...
ThesaurusGeneration (150 Occurrences)
... 7:1, "In this generation" = in this age. Psalm 49:19, "The generation of
his fathers" = the dwelling of his fathers, ie, the grave. ...
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Bible ConcordanceGeneration (150 Occurrences)
Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Matthew 11:16 "But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, who call to their companions
Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Matthew 12:39 But he answered them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, but no sign will be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet.
Matthew 12:41 The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, someone greater than Jonah is here.
Matthew 12:42 The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, someone greater than Solomon is here.
Matthew 12:45 Then he goes, and takes with himself seven other spirits more evil than he is, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Even so will it be also to this evil generation."
Matthew 16:4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and there will be no sign given to it, except the sign of the prophet Jonah." He left them, and departed.
Matthew 17:17 Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me."
Matthew 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Matthew 23:36 Most certainly I tell you, all these things will come upon this generation.
Matthew 24:34 Most certainly I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished.
Mark 8:12 He sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Most certainly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation."
Mark 8:38 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
Mark 9:19 He answered him, "Unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to me."
Mark 13:30 Most certainly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things happen.
Luke 1:50 His mercy is for generations of generations on those who fear him.
Luke 3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Luke 7:31 "To what then will I liken the people of this generation? What are they like?
Luke 9:41 Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."
Luke 11:29 When the multitudes were gathering together to him, he began to say, "This is an evil generation. It seeks after a sign. No sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah, the prophet.
Luke 11:30 For even as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will also the Son of Man be to this generation.
Luke 11:31 The Queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and will condemn them: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, one greater than Solomon is here.
Luke 11:32 The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, one greater than Jonah is here.
Luke 11:50 that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
Luke 11:51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary.' Yes, I tell you, it will be required of this generation.
Luke 16:8 "His lord commended the dishonest manager because he had done wisely, for the children of this world are, in their own generation, wiser than the children of the light.
Luke 17:25 But first, he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
Luke 21:32 Most certainly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things are accomplished.
Acts 2:40 With many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation!"
Acts 7:45 That Tent was bequeathed to the next generation of our forefathers. Under Joshua they brought it with them when they were taking possession of the land of the Gentile nations, whom God drove out before them. So it continued till David's time.
Acts 8:33 In his humiliation, his judgment was taken away. Who will declare His generation? For his life is taken from the earth."
Acts 13:36 For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw decay.
Acts 26:20 but declared first to them of Damascus, at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance. a perverse and crooked generation.
Galatians 1:14 And I went farther in the Jews' religion than a number of my generation among my countrymen, having a more burning interest in the beliefs handed down from my fathers.
Ephesians 3:5 which in other generations was not made known to the children of men, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
Philippians 2:15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world,
Hebrews 3:10 Therefore I was displeased with that generation, and said,'They always err in their heart, but they didn't know my ways;'
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
Jude 1:14 It was also about these that Enoch, who belonged to the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "The Lord has come, attended by myriads of His people, to execute judgement upon all,
Genesis 6:9 This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God.
Genesis 7:1 Yahweh said to Noah, "Come with all of your household into the ship, for I have seen your righteousness before me in this generation.
Genesis 15:16 In the fourth generation they will come here again, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full."
Genesis 17:12 He who is eight days old will be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations, he who is born in the house, or bought with money from any foreigner who is not of your seed.
Genesis 50:23 Joseph saw Ephraim's children to the third generation. The children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph's knees.
Exodus 1:6 Joseph died, as did all his brothers, and all that generation.
Exodus 3:15 God said moreover to Moses, "You shall tell the children of Israel this,'Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations.
Exodus 17:16 He said, "Yah has sworn:'Yahweh will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.'"
Exodus 20:5 you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me,
Exodus 20:6 And I will have mercy through a thousand generations on those who have love for me and keep my laws.
Exodus 29:42 It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the Tent of Meeting before Yahweh, where I will meet with you, to speak there to you.
Exodus 30:8 When Aaron lights the lamps at evening, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before Yahweh throughout your generations.
Exodus 30:10 Aaron shall make atonement on its horns once in the year; with the blood of the sin offering of atonement once in the year he shall make atonement for it throughout your generations. It is most holy to Yahweh."
Exodus 30:21 So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they not die: and it shall be a statute forever to them, even to him and to his descendants throughout their generations."
Exodus 30:31 You shall speak to the children of Israel, saying,'This shall be a holy anointing oil to me throughout your generations.
Exodus 31:16 Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
Exodus 34:7 keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and disobedience and sin; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the children's children, on the third and on the fourth generation."
Exodus 40:15 You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may minister to me in the priest's office. Their anointing shall be to them for an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations."
Leviticus 7:36 which Yahweh commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them. It is their portion forever throughout their generations.
Leviticus 21:17 "Say to Aaron,'None of your seed throughout their generations who has a blemish, may approach to offer the bread of his God.
Leviticus 23:41 You shall keep it a feast to Yahweh seven days in the year: it is a statute forever throughout your generations; you shall keep it in the seventh month.
Numbers 10:8 "The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets. This shall be to you for a statute forever throughout your generations.
Numbers 14:18 'Yahweh is slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, forgiving iniquity and disobedience; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation.'
Numbers 15:15 For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you, and for the stranger who lives as a foreigner with you, a statute forever throughout your generations: as you are, so shall the foreigner be before Yahweh.
Numbers 15:21 Of the first of your dough you shall give to Yahweh a wave offering throughout your generations.
Numbers 15:23 even all that Yahweh has commanded you by Moses, from the day that Yahweh gave commandment, and onward throughout your generations;
Numbers 32:13 Yahweh's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander back and forth in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, who had done evil in the sight of Yahweh, was consumed.
Numbers 32:14 And now you have come to take the place of your fathers, another generation of sinners, increasing the wrath of the Lord against Israel.
Deuteronomy 1:35 "Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see the good land, which I swore to give to your fathers,
Deuteronomy 2:14 The days in which we came from Kadesh Barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, were thirty-eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were consumed from the midst of the camp, as Yahweh swore to them.
Deuteronomy 5:9 you shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them; for I, Yahweh, your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me;
Deuteronomy 5:10 And I will have mercy through a thousand generations on those who have love for me and keep my laws.
Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that Yahweh your God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with them who love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations,
Deuteronomy 23:2 A bastard shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh; even to the tenth generation shall none of his enter into the assembly of Yahweh.
Deuteronomy 23:3 An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh; even to the tenth generation shall none belonging to them enter into the assembly of Yahweh forever:
Deuteronomy 23:8 The children of the third generation who are born to them shall enter into the assembly of Yahweh.
Deuteronomy 29:22 The generation to come, your children who shall rise up after you, and the foreigner who shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses with which Yahweh has made it sick;
Deuteronomy 32:5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
Deuteronomy 32:7 Remember the days of old. Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.
Deuteronomy 32:20 He said, "I will hide my face from them. I will see what their end shall be; for they are a very perverse generation, children in whom is no faithfulness.
Judges 2:10 Also all that generation were gathered to their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, who didn't know Yahweh, nor yet the work which he had worked for Israel.
1 Kings 12:8 But he gave no attention to the opinion of the old men, and went to the young men of his generation who were waiting before him:
1 Kings 12:10 And the young men of his generation said to him, This is the answer to give to the people who came to you saying, Your father put a hard yoke on us; will you make it less? say to them, My little finger is thicker than my father's body;
2 Kings 10:30 Yahweh said to Jehu, "Because you have done well in executing that which is right in my eyes, and have done to the house of Ahab according to all that was in my heart, your sons of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel."
2 Kings 15:12 This was the word of Yahweh which he spoke to Jehu, saying, "Your sons to the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel." So it came to pass.
2 Chronicles 10:8 But he gave no attention to the opinion of the old men, but went to the young men of his generation who were waiting before him.
2 Chronicles 10:10 And the young men of his generation said to him, This is the answer to give to the people who came to you saying, Your father put a hard yoke on us, but will you make it less; say to them, My little finger is thicker than my father's body;
Esther 9:28 and that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memory of them perish from their seed.
Job 8:8 "Please inquire of past generations. Find out about the learning of their fathers.
Job 42:16 After this Job lived one hundred forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, to four generations.
Psalms 10:6 He says in his heart, "I shall not be shaken. For generations I shall have no trouble."
Psalms 12:7 You will keep them, Yahweh. You will preserve them from this generation forever.
Psalms 14:5 There they were in great fear, for God is in the generation of the righteous.
Psalms 22:30 Posterity shall serve him. Future generations shall be told about the Lord.
Psalms 24:6 This is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek your face--even Jacob. Selah.
Psalms 33:11 The counsel of Yahweh stands fast forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
Psalms 48:13 Mark well her bulwarks. Consider her palaces, that you may tell it to the next generation.
Psalms 49:11 Their inward thought is that their houses will endure forever, and their dwelling places to all generations. They name their lands after themselves.
Psalms 49:19 he shall go to the generation of his fathers. They shall never see the light.
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