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hi'-est (`elyon; hupsistos): The translation of `elyon, used frequently of God and commonly translated "Most High" (Psalm 18:13, "The Highest gave his voice," the Revised Version (British and American) "Most High"; Psalm 87:5, "the highest himself," the Revised Version (British and American) "Most High"; Ezekiel 41:7, "the lowest (chamber) to the highest"); of tsammereth, the foliage of a tree (as if the wool or hair of trees), "the highest branch" (Ezekiel 17:3, 12, the Revised Version (British and American) "top," "lofty top"); of ro'sh, "head," "top" (Proverbs 8:26, "the highest part of the dust of the world," the King James Version margin "the chief part," the Revised Version (British and American) "the beginning of," margin "sum"); gappe marom, "on the ridges of the heights" (Proverbs 9:3, "the highest places of the city"); ghabhoah me`al gabhoah, literally, "one high (powerful) who is above the high (oppressor)," is translated "he that is higher than the highest" (Ecclesiastes 5:8), the Revised Version (British and American) "one higher than the high (regardeth)." In the New Testament, hupsistos (like `elyon) is used of God (Luke 1:32, "the Son of the Highest," Luke 1:35, "the power of the Highest," Luke 1:76, "the prophet of the Highest"; Luke 6:35, "the children of the Highest," in these places the Revised Version (British and American) has "Most High"); we have also "Hosanna in the highest" (Matthew 21:9 Mark 11:10; see HOSANNA), "Glory to God in the highest" (Luke 2:14), "Glory in the highest" (Luke 19:38); protoklisia, "the first reclining-place" (at table), the chief place at meals, the middle place in each couch of the triclinium (Robinson), is rendered (Luke 14:8), "the highest room," the Revised Version (British and American) "chief seat"; "room" was introduced by Tyndale; Wycliff had "the first place"; protokathedria (protos, "first," kathedra, "seat"), "the first or chief seat," is rendered (Luke 20:46) "the highest seats," the Revised Version (British and American) "chief seats" Wycliff "the first chairs."

"The Highest" as a term for God appears (2 Esdras 4:11, 34, the Revised Version (British and American) "Most High"; The Wisdom of Solomon 6:3, hupsistos; Ecclesiasticus 28:7, the Revised Version (British and American) "Most High").

See also GOD, NAMES OF.

W. L. Walker

5310. hupsistos -- highest, most high
... highest, most high. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: hupsistos Phonetic
Spelling: (hoop'-sis-tos) Short Definition: highest, most high, the heights ...
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206. akron -- highest, extreme
... highest, extreme. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: akron Phonetic Spelling:
(ak'-ron) Short Definition: the end, extremity Definition: the end ...
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446. anthupatos -- a consul, proconsul
... Word Origin from anti and hupatos (highest) Definition a consul, proconsul NASB
Word Usage proconsul (4), proconsuls (1). deputy, proconsul. ...
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5092. time -- a valuing, a price
... From tino; a value, ie Money paid, or (concretely and collectively) valuables; by
analogy, esteem (especially of the highest degree), or the dignity itself ...
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1334. diegeomai -- to relate fully
... 1334 (from 1223 , "thoroughly," which intensifies 2233 , "lead") -- properly,
to lead (narrate) to make plain what has the highest priority. ...
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5251. huperupsoo -- to exalt beyond measure
... highly exalt. From huper and hupsoo; to elevate above others, ie Raise to the highest
position -- highly exalt. see GREEK huper. see GREEK hupsoo. ...
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743. archaggelos -- a chief angel, ie archangel
... 743 (from 758 , "of the first order, chief" and 32 , "angel") -- an ; an angel of
the highest rank (see Dan 10:13, 12:1; see also Lk 1:19; Rev 8:2, 12:7); "a ...
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4410. protokathedria -- the chief seat
... chief seat. From protos and kathedra; a sitting first (in the front row), ie
Preeminence in council -- chief (highest, uppermost) seat. see GREEK protos. ...
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4411. protoklisia -- the chief place (at the table)
... From protos and klisia; a reclining first (in the place of honor) at the
dinner-bed, ie Preeminence at meals -- chief (highest, uppermost) room. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2872. tabbur -- highest part, center
... 2871, 2872. tabbur. 2873 . highest part, center. Transliteration: tabbur
Phonetic Spelling: (tab-boor') Short Definition: center. ...
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5943. Illay -- "highest," a name of God
... 5942, 5943. Illay. 5944 . "highest," a name of God. Transliteration: Illay
Phonetic Spelling: (il-lah'-ee) Short Definition: high. ...
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8064. shamayim -- heaven, sky
... Origin from an unused word Definition heaven, sky NASB Word Usage astrologers*
(1), compass (1), earth (1), heaven (191), heaven and the highest (2), heaven ...
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1610. gaph -- body, self, height, elevation
... highest places, himself. From an unused root meaning to arch; the back; by extensive
the body or self -- + highest places, himself. 1609, 1610. gaph. 1611 ...
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6788. tsammereth -- (tree) top
... highest branch, top. From the same as tsemer; fleeciness, ie Foliage -- highest
branch, top. see HEBREW tsemer. 6787, 6788. tsammereth. 6789 . Strong's Numbers
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7991. shaliysh -- a third (part)
... great quantity) a three-fold measure (perhaps a treble ephah); also (as an officer)
a general of the third rank (upward, ie The highest) -- captain, instrument ...
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7093. qets -- end
... qatsats Definition end NASB Word Usage after (3), after* (1), course* (1), end
(52), endless* (1), farthest (2), farthest border (1), goal (1), highest peak (1 ...
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1419. gadol -- great
... great one (1), great ones (1), great things (7), greater (18), greatest (9), greatly
(3), greatness (1), hard (1), heavy (2), high (21), highest (1), impressed ...
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5946. Elyon -- "high," a name of God
... One. Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding to Elyon Definition "high," a name
of God NASB Word Usage Highest One (4). Most high. (Aramaic ...
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5920. al -- height
... above, high, most High. From alah; properly, the top; specifically, the highest
(ie God); also (adverb) aloft, to Jehovah -- above, high, most High. ...
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Glory in the Highest!
... HYMNS OF THE EARLY CHURCH Glory in the highest! 6,5,6,5. Glory in the highest! Hark,
what angels sing: Was there e'er such music. Borne on rising wing? ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the early church/glory in the highest.htm

Life on the Highest Plane
... LIFE on the HIGHEST PLANE. By RUTH PAXSON Now, all 3 volumes in one book.820
pages, #[USD]3.00#. [Illustration]. The three volumes, "THE ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/moodys stories/life on the highest plane.htm

The Prophet of the Highest.
... The Prophet of the Highest. ... A long period, computed at four hundred years, had passed
since the last great Hebrew prophet had uttered the words of the Highest. ...
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What is the Chief and Highest End of Man?
... Question 1: What is the chief and highest end of man? Answer: Man's chief and
highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever. ...
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Whether the Sin of the Highest Angel was the Cause of the Others ...
of the highest angel was the cause of the others sinning? ...
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God the Highest and Unchangeable Good, from whom are all Other ...
... Chapter 1. "God the Highest and Unchangeable Good, from Whom are All Other
Good Things, Spiritual and Corporeal. The highest good ...
/.../chapter 1 name the highest.htm

Of the Highest Degree of the Most Interior Life
LIFE. Now understand this well: that measureless Splendour ...
/.../john/the adornment of the spritual marriage/chapter lxiv of the highest.htm

Glory to God in the Highest. --Luke ii. 13
... ORIGINAL HYMNS HYMN XC. Glory to God in the Highest."Luke ii. 13. ... James Montgomery.
Glory to God in the Highest."Luke 2:13. Songs of praise the angels sang,. ...
/.../montgomery/sacred poems and hymns/hymn xc glory to god.htm

Whether the Highest Angel among those who Sinned was the Highest ...
angel among those who sinned was the highest of all? ...
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"Himself is Nearest and Meekest, Highest and Lowest, and Doeth All ...
... THE SIXTEENTH REVELATION CHAPTER LXXX "Himself is nearest and meekest, highest and
lowest, and doeth all." Love suffereth never to be without Pity". ...
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Prince (160 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and authority; a
sovereign; a monarch; -- originally applied to either sex, but now rarely ...
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Supreme (13 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Highest in authority; holding the highest place in authority, government,
or power. ... 3. (a.) Situated at the highest part or point. ...
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Sinai (38 Occurrences)
... mountains, in all parts of the world, have always been sacred and regarded as the
mysterious abode of God; and Josephus says that Sinai is "the highest of all ...
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Meridian (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (a.) Being at, or pertaining to, midday; belonging to, or passing through,
the highest point attained by the sun in his diurnal course. ...
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Best (252 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Having good qualities in the highest degree; most good, kind, desirable,
suitable, etc.; most excellent; as, the best man; the best road; the best cloth ...
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Superlative (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Expressing the highest or lowest degree of the quality, manner,
etc., denoted by an adjective or an adverb. The superlative ...
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Chief (696 Occurrences)
... 4. (a.) Highest in office or rank; principal; head. ... They were specially reserved
for those who were held in the highest honor in the congregation. ...
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Blessing (357 Occurrences)
... Blessings on Him who comes in the Lord's name! God in the highest Heavens save Him!"
(Root in WEY BBE). ... God in the highest Heavens save Him!" (Root in WEY BBE). ...
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... But it finds its highest expression in religion. Adoration is perhaps the
highest type of worship, involving the reverent and rapt ...
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Abomination (78 Occurrences)
... The word most used for this idea by the Hebrews and indicating the highest degree
of abomination is to`ebhah, meaning primarily that which offends the ...
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Bible Concordance
Highest (58 Occurrences)

Matthew 4:5 Then the Evil One took him to the holy town; and he put him on the highest point of the Temple and said to him,

Matthew 21:9 The multitudes who went before him, and who followed kept shouting, " Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"

Mark 11:10 Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"

Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Luke 1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

Luke 2:14 "Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward men."

Luke 4:9 And he took him to Jerusalem and put him on the highest point of the Temple and said to him, If you are the Son of God, let yourself go down from here; for it is said in the Writings,

Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Luke 14:8 When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;

Luke 19:38 saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!"

Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who, in exercise of His power that is at work within us, is able to do infinitely beyond all our highest prayers or thoughts--

Philippians 2:9 For this reason God has put him in the highest place and has given to him the name which is greater than every name;

1 Thessalonians 5:13 And have a high opinion of them in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
(See NIV)

Hebrews 1:3 who being the brightness of the glory, and the impress of His subsistence, bearing up also the all things by the saying of his might -- through himself having made a cleansing of our sins, sat down at the right hand of the greatness in the highest,

1 Peter 2:13 Be subject, then, to every human creation, because of the Lord, whether to a king, as the highest,

Leviticus 21:10 And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil is poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not let the hair of his head go loose, nor rend his clothes;

Deuteronomy 10:14 Behold, to Yahweh your God belongs heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth, with all that is therein.

Deuteronomy 28:13 The Lord will make you the head and not the tail; and you will ever have the highest place, if you give ear to the orders of the Lord your God which I give you today, to keep and to do them;

Judges 9:37 And Gaal addeth yet to speak, and saith, 'Lo, people are coming down from the high part of the land, and another detachment is coming by the way of the oak of Meonenim.'
(See NAS)

2 Samuel 22:14 The Lord made thunder in the heavens, and the voice of the Highest was sounding out.

1 Kings 8:27 But will God in very deed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain you; how much less this house that I have built!

2 Kings 19:23 You have sent your servants with evil words against the Lord, and have said, With all my war-carriages I have come up to the top of the mountains, to the inmost parts of Lebanon; its tall cedars will be cut down, and the best trees of its woods; I will come up into his highest places, into his thick woods.

2 Chronicles 2:6 But who is able to build him a house, seeing heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain him? who am I then, that I should build him a house, save only to burn incense before him?

2 Chronicles 6:18 But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can't contain you; how much less this house which I have built!

2 Chronicles 32:33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the highest place of the sepulchres of the sons of David; and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.

Nehemiah 9:6 You are Yahweh, even you alone; you have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their army, the earth and all things that are thereon, the seas and all that is in them, and you preserve them all; and the army of heaven worships you.
(See NIV)

Esther 1:14 and the next to him were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, who saw the king's face, and sat first in the kingdom),
(See NIV)

Job 21:22 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing it is He that judgeth those that are high.
(See NIV)

Job 22:12 Is not God in the height of heaven? And behold the topmost of the stars, how high they are!

Job 33:17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. chamber to the highest by the middle chamber.

Psalms 18:13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

Psalms 68:33 To him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which are of old; behold, he utters his voice, a mighty voice.
(See NAS)

Psalms 87:5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.

Psalms 89:27 I will also appoint him my firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.

Psalms 137:6 If I let you go out of my thoughts, and if I do not put Jerusalem before my greatest joy, let my tongue be fixed to the roof of my mouth.

Psalms 148:4 Give praise to him, you highest heavens, and you waters which are over the heavens.

Proverbs 8:26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

Proverbs 9:3 She has sent out her maidens. She cries from the highest places of the city:

Proverbs 9:14 And she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
(See NIV)

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.

Isaiah 2:2 And it will come about in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord will be placed on the top of the mountains, and be lifted up over the hills; and all nations will come to it.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 7:11 Ask for thee a sign from Jehovah thy God, Make deep the request, or make 'it' high upwards.'
(See NIV)

Isaiah 17:6 But it will be like a man shaking an olive-tree, something will still be there, two or three berries on the top of the highest branch, four or five on the outside branches of a fertile tree, says the Lord, the God of Israel.

Isaiah 37:24 You have sent your servants with evil words against the Lord, and have said, With all my war-carriages I have come up to the top of the mountains, to the inmost parts of Lebanon; and its tall cedars will be cut down, and the best trees of its woods: I will come up into his highest places, into his thick woods.

Ezekiel 17:3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:

Ezekiel 17:4 Biting off the highest of its young branches, he took it to the land of Canaan, and put it in a town of traders.

Ezekiel 17:22 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent:

Ezekiel 41:7 And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst.

Ezekiel 42:6 For they were on three floors, and they had no pillars like the pillars of the outer square; so the highest was narrower than the lowest and middle floors from the earth level.

Daniel 5:7 The king, crying out with a loud voice, said that the users of secret arts, the Chaldaeans, and the readers of signs, were to be sent for. The king made answer and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whoever is able to make out this writing, and make clear to me the sense of it, will be clothed in purple and have a chain of gold round his neck, and will be a ruler of high authority in the kingdom.
(See NIV)

Daniel 5:16 And I have had news of you, that you have the power of making things clear, and of answering hard questions: now if you are able to make out the writing and give me the sense of it, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain round your neck and be a ruler of high authority in the kingdom.
(See NIV)

Daniel 5:29 Then, by the order of Belshazzar, they put a purple robe on Daniel, and a gold chain round his neck, and a public statement was made that he was to be a ruler of high authority in the kingdom.
(See NIV)

Daniel 7:18 and receive the kingdom do the saints of the Most High, and they strengthen the kingdom unto the age, even unto the age of the ages.
(See NAS)

Daniel 7:22 till that the Ancient of Days hath come, and judgment is given to the saints of the Most High, and the time hath come, and the saints have strengthened the kingdom.
(See NAS)

Daniel 7:25 and words as an adversary of the Most High it doth speak, and the saints of the Most High it doth wear out, and it hopeth to change seasons and law; and they are given into its hand, till a time, and times, and a division of a time.
(See NAS)

Daniel 7:27 and the kingdom, and the dominion, even the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heavens, is given to the people -- the saints of the Most High, His kingdom 'is' a kingdom age-during, and all dominions do serve and obey Him.
(See NAS)

Micah 4:1 But in the latter days, it will happen that the mountain of Yahweh's temple will be established on the top of the mountains, and it will be exalted above the hills; and peoples will stream to it.
(See RSV)



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