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Easton's Bible DictionaryIn Romans 2:27, 29 means the outward form. The "oldness of the letter" (7:6) is a phrase which denotes the old way of literal outward obedience to the law as a system of mere external rules of conduct. In 2 Corinthians 3:6, "the letter" means the Mosaic law as a written law. (see WRITING.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) One who lets or permits; one who lets anything for hire.
2. (n.) One who retards or hinders.
3. (n.) A mark or character used as the representative of a sound, or of an articulation of the human organs of speech; a first element of written language.
4. (n.) A written or printed communication; a message expressed in intelligible characters on something adapted to conveyance, as paper, parchment, etc.; an epistle.
5. (n.) A writing; an inscription.
6. (n.) Verbal expression; literal statement or meaning; exact signification or requirement.
7. (n.) A single type; type, collectively; a style of type.
8. (n.) Learning; erudition; as, a man of letters.
9. (n.) A letter; an epistle.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaLETTER
Greek1121. gramma -- that which is drawn or written, ie a letter
... that which is drawn or written, ie a letter. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: gramma Phonetic Spelling: (gram'-mah) Short Definition: a letter ...
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5598. O -- the last letter of the Gr. alphabet
1992. epistole -- an epistle, a letter
1989. epistello -- to send a message (by letter)
4747. stoicheion -- one of a row, hence a letter (of the alphabet) ...
2503. iota -- iota
1. alpha -- alpha
2762. keraia -- a little horn
1933. epieikes -- seemly, equitable, yielding
256a. Alpha -- Alpha
Strong's Hebrew104. iggerah -- a letter
... 103, 104. iggerah. 105 . a letter. Transliteration: iggerah Phonetic
Spelling: (ig-er-aw') Short Definition: letter. Word Origin ...
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107. iggereth -- a letter
5406. nishtevan -- a letter
5407. nishtevan -- a letter
6600. pithgam -- a command, word, affair
5612. sepher -- a missive, document, writing, book
3793. kethobeth -- an imprint
4385. miktab -- writing
2053. vav -- a hook, pin, peg
505. eleph -- a thousand
Letter i. --To Eusebius .
Letter from Kalli
ThesaurusLetter (112 Occurrences)
... The "oldness of the letter" (7:6) is a phrase which denotes the old way of literal
outward obedience to the law as a system of mere external rules of conduct. ...
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Paul's (34 Occurrences)
Acrostic (2 Occurrences)
Copy (18 Occurrences)
Jot (1 Occurrence)
A (102073 Occurrences)
Epistles (2 Occurrences)
Naaman (19 Occurrences)
Sanballat (10 Occurrences)
O (1414 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceLetter (112 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:18 For most certainly, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away from the law, until all things are accomplished.
Matthew 5:31 It has been said too, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a letter of divorce.
Matthew 19:7 They say to him, Why then did Moses command to give a letter of divorce and to send her away?
Luke 16:17 But heaven and earth will come to an end before the smallest letter of the law may be dropped out.
Acts 15:23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia.
Acts 15:30 So, when they were sent off, they came to Antioch. Having gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter.
Acts 19:41 When he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly. Paul's Letter to the Romans
Acts 21:25 But as to the Gentiles who have the faith, we sent a letter, giving our decision that they were to keep themselves from offerings made to false gods, and from blood, and from the flesh of animals put to death in ways against the law, and from the evil desires of the body.
Acts 23:25 He wrote a letter like this:
Acts 23:33 When they came to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented Paul to him.
Acts 23:34 And when the governor had read the letter, he asked of what province he was. And when he understood that he was of Cilicia;
Romans 2:27 Won't the uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfills the law, judge you, who with the letter and circumcision are a transgressor of the law?
Romans 2:29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise is not from men, but from God.
Romans 7:6 But now we have been discharged from the law, having died to that in which we were held; so that we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter.
Romans 16:22 I, Tertius, who write the letter, greet you in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 5:9 I wrote to you in my letter to have no company with sexual sinners;
1 Corinthians 5:11 But the sense of my letter was that if a brother had the name of being one who went after the desires of the flesh, or had the desire for other people's property, or was in the way of using violent language, or being the worse for drink, or took by force what was not his, you might not keep company with such a one, or take food with him.
1 Corinthians 7:1 I now deal with the subjects mentioned in your letter. It is well for a man to abstain altogether from marriage.
1 Corinthians 10:23 "All things are lawful for me," but not all things are profitable. "All things are lawful for me," but not all things build up. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians
1 Corinthians 16:3 When I arrive, I will send whoever you approve with letters to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem.
2 Corinthians 2:3 And I said this very thing in my letter, for fear that when I came I might have sorrow from those from whom it was right for me to have joy; being certain of this, that my joy is the joy of you all.
2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much trouble and pain of heart and much weeping I sent my letter to you; not to give you sorrow, but so that you might see how great is the love which I have to you.
2 Corinthians 2:9 And for the same reason I sent you a letter so that I might be certain of your desire to do my orders in all things.
2 Corinthians 3:2 You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men;
2 Corinthians 3:3 being revealed that you are a letter of Christ, served by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone, but in tablets that are hearts of flesh.
2 Corinthians 3:6 who also made us sufficient as servants of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
2 Corinthians 4:2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. Paul's Letter to the Galatians
2 Corinthians 7:8 For though I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret it. For I see that my letter made you sorry, though just for a while.
2 Corinthians 7:12 So though I sent you a letter, it was not only because of the man who did the wrong, or because of him to whom the wrong was done, but so that your true care for us might be made clear in the eyes of God.
2 Corinthians 9:1 But there is no need for me to say anything in my letter about the giving to the saints:
2 Corinthians 10:11 Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word by letters when we are absent, such are we also in deed when we are present.
2 Corinthians 11:30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that concern my weakness. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians
Galatians 5:26 Let's not become conceited, provoking one another, and envying one another. Paul's Letter to the Philippians
Galatians 6:11 See with what large letters I write to you with my own hand.
Ephesians 3:3 How by revelation the secret was made clear to me, as I said before in a short letter,
Ephesians 4:25 Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak truth each one with his neighbor. For we are members of one another. Paul's Letter to the Colossians
Philippians 2:8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross. Paul's First Letter to the Thessalonians
Colossians 1:26 the mystery which has been hidden for ages and generations. But now it has been revealed to his saints, Paul's Second Letter to the Thessalonians
Colossians 3:21 Fathers, don't provoke your children, so that they won't be discouraged. Paul's First Letter to Timothy
Colossians 4:16 When this letter has been read among you, cause it to be read also in the assembly of the Laodiceans; and that you also read the letter from Laodicea.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 But about loving the brothers, there is no need for me to say anything to you in this letter: for you have the teaching of God that love for one another is right and necessary;
1 Thessalonians 5:27 I solemnly command you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers.
2 Thessalonians 1:7 and to give relief to you who are afflicted with us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, Paul's Second Letter to Timothy
2 Thessalonians 2:2 not to be quickly shaken in your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by letter as from us, saying that the day of Christ had come.
2 Thessalonians 2:15 So then, brothers, stand firm, and hold the traditions which you were taught by us, whether by word, or by letter.
2 Thessalonians 3:14 If any man doesn't obey our word in this letter, note that man, that you have no company with him, to the end that he may be ashamed.
2 Thessalonians 3:17 The greeting of me, Paul, with my own hand, which is the sign in every letter: this is how I write.
1 Timothy 3:15 but if I wait long, that you may know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the assembly of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. Paul's Letter to Titus
1 Timothy 6:7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can't carry anything out. Paul's Letter to Philemon
2 Timothy 1:12 For this cause I also suffer these things. Yet I am not ashamed, for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed to him against that day. The Letter to the Hebrews
Hebrews 10:27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which will devour the adversaries. The Letter from James
Hebrews 13:22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
James 1:26 If anyone among you thinks himself to be religious while he doesn't bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man's religion is worthless. Peter's First Letter
1 Peter 2:13 Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme; Peter's Second Letter
1 Peter 5:12 I send this short letter by Silas, our faithful brother--for such I regard him--in order to encourage you, and to bear witness that what I have told you is the true grace of God. In it stand fast.
2 Peter 1:2 Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, John's First Letter
2 Peter 3:1 This is now, beloved, the second letter that I have written to you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by reminding you;
1 John 2:13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the Evil One. I have sent a letter to you, children, because you have knowledge of the Father.
1 John 2:14 I have sent a letter to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I have sent a letter to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God is in you, and because you have overcome the Evil One.
1 John 2:21 I have not sent you this letter because you have no knowledge of what is true, but because you have knowledge, and because that which is false has nothing in common with that which is true.
1 John 3:16 By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. John's Second Letter
1 John 4:5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them. John's Third Letter
1 John 4:20 If a man says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who doesn't love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? The Letter from Jude
3 John 1:9 I sent a letter to the church, but Diotrephes, whose desire is ever to have the first place among them, will not have us there.
Jude 1:3 Dear friends, since I am eager to begin a letter to you on the subject of our common salvation, I find myself constrained to write and cheer you on to the vigorous defense of the faith delivered once for all to God's people.
Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man taketh a wife, and marrieth her, it shall be if she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a letter of divorce, and give it into her hand, and send her out of his house.
Deuteronomy 24:3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a letter of divorce, and give it into her hand, and send her out of his house; or if the latter husband die who took her as his wife;
2 Samuel 11:14 It happened in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.
2 Samuel 11:15 He wrote in the letter, saying, "Send Uriah to the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck, and die."
1 Kings 21:8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and to the nobles who were in his city, who lived with Naboth.
1 Kings 21:9 She wrote in the letters, saying, "Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
1 Kings 21:11 The men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, according as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them.
2 Kings 5:5 The king of Syria said, "Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel." He departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of clothing.
2 Kings 5:6 He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, "Now when this letter has come to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy."
2 Kings 5:7 It happened, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes, and said, "Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to heal a man of his leprosy? But consider, please, and see how he seeks a quarrel against me."
2 Kings 10:2 "Now as soon as this letter comes to you, since your master's sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horses, a fortified city also, and armor.
2 Kings 10:6 Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, "If you are on my side, and if you will listen to my voice, take the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel by tomorrow this time." Now the king's sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, who brought them up.
2 Kings 10:7 It happened, when the letter came to them, that they took the king's sons, and killed them, even seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent them to him to Jezreel.
2 Kings 19:14 Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it. Then Hezekiah went up to the house of Yahweh, and spread it before Yahweh.
2 Kings 20:12 At that time Berodach Baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah; for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.
2 Chronicles 2:11 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, "Because Yahweh loves his people, he has made you king over them."
2 Chronicles 21:12 And a letter came to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, The Lord, the God of your father David, says, Because you have not kept to the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or the ways of Asa, king of Judah,
2 Chronicles 32:17 He wrote also letters, to rail on Yahweh, the God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of the lands, which have not delivered their people out of my hand, so shall the God of Hezekiah not deliver his people out of my hand.
Ezra 4:7 In the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of his companions, to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in the Syrian character, and set forth in the Syrian language.
Ezra 4:8 Rehum the chancellor and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king in this sort:
Ezra 4:9 The letter was sent by Rehum, the chief ruler, and Shimshai the scribe and their friends; the Dinaites and the Apharsathchites, the Tarpelites, the Apharsites, the Archevites, the Babylonians, the Shushanchites, the Dehaites, the Elamites,
Ezra 4:11 This is the copy of the letter that they sent to Artaxerxes the king: Your servants the men beyond the River, and so forth.
Ezra 4:18 The letter which you sent to us has been plainly read before me.
Ezra 4:23 Then when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went in haste to Jerusalem to the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power.
Ezra 5:5 But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, and they did not make them cease, until the matter should come to Darius, and then answer should be returned by letter concerning it.
Ezra 5:6 The copy of the letter that Tattenai, the governor beyond the River, and Shetharbozenai, and his companions the Apharsachites, who were beyond the River, sent to Darius the king;
Ezra 5:7 they sent a letter to him, in which was written thus: To Darius the king, all peace.
Ezra 7:11 Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave to Ezra the priest, the scribe, even the scribe of the words of the commandments of Yahweh, and of his statutes to Israel:
Nehemiah 2:8 and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the castle which appertains to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. The king granted me, according to the good hand of my God on me.
Nehemiah 6:5 Then sent Sanballat his servant to me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand,
Esther 3:14 A copy of the letter, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published to all the peoples, that they should be ready against that day.
Esther 8:8 So now send a letter about the Jews, writing whatever seems good to you, in the king's name, and stamping it with the king's ring: for a writing signed in the king's name and stamped with the king's ring may not be changed.
Esther 8:13 A copy of the letter, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published to all the peoples, that the Jews should be ready for that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.
Esther 8:17 And in every part of the kingdom and in every town, wherever the king's letter and his order came, the Jews were glad with great joy, and had a feast and a good day. And a great number of the people of the land became Jews: for the fear of the Jews had come on them.
Esther 9:25 but when this became known to the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he had devised against the Jews, should return on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
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