International Standard Bible EncyclopediaJUDGMENT SEAT
(bema, "a raised place," "platform," "tribune," Matthew 27:19 John 19:13; see GABBATHA; Acts 12:21 margin (text "throne"); 18:12, 16;; 25:6, 17): In Greek law courts, one bema was provided for the accuser, another for the accused; but in the New Testament the word designates the official scat of a judge, usually of the Roman governor; also of the emperor (Acts 25:10); then of God (Romans 14:10), of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10). The word kriterion, "a tribunal," "bench of judges" (James 2:6) occurs also in 1 Corinthians 6:2-4, and is there translated in the Revised Version margin by "tribunals."
set: This word is used to translate the Hebrew words (moshabh, shebheth, kicce', and tekhunah), once (Job 23:3). It translates the Greek word (kathedra) (Matthew 21:12; Matthew 23:2 Mark 11:15), and "chief seat" translates the compound word (protokathedria) (Matthew 23:6 Mark 12:39 Luke 20:46). In the King James Version it translates (thronos) (Luke 1:52 Revelation 2:13; Revelation 4:4; Revelation 11:16; Revelation 13:2; Revelation 16:10), which the Revised Version (British and American) renders "throne." It denotes a place or thing upon which one sits, as a chair, or stool (1 Samuel 20:18 Judges 3:20). It is used also of the exalted position occupied by men of marked rank or influence, either in good or evil (Matthew 23:2 Psalm 1:1).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) The place or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool, saddle, or the like.
2. (n.) The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated, resides, or abides; a site; an abode, a station; a post; a situation.
3. (n.) That part of a thing on which a person sits; as, the seat of a chair or saddle; the seat of a pair of pantaloons.
4. (n.) A sitting; a right to sit; regular or appropriate place of sitting; as, a seat in a church; a seat for the season in the opera house.
5. (n.) Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.
6. (n.) A part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat.
7. (v. t.) To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self.
8. (v. t.) To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
9. (v. t.) To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church.
10. (v. t.) To fix; to set firm.
11. (v. t.) To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country.
12. (v. t.) To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair.
Greek2515. kathedra -- a seat
... a seat. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: kathedra Phonetic Spelling:
(kath-ed'-rah) Short Definition: a seat, chair Definition: a seat, chair. ...
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4410. protokathedria -- the chief seat
2523. kathizo -- to make to sit down, to sit down
2362. thronos -- a throne
968. bema -- a step, raised place, by impl. a tribunal
2435. hilasterion -- propitiatory
1476. hedraios -- sitting, steadfast
2922. kriterion -- a law court
4776. sugkathizo -- to make to sit together, to sit together
5590. psuche -- breath, the soul
Strong's Hebrew3678. kisse -- seat of honor, throne
... << 3677, 3678. kisse or kisseh. 3679 >>. seat of honor, throne. Transliteration:
kisse or kisseh Phonetic Spelling: (kis-say') Short Definition: throne. ...
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4186. moshab -- a seat, assembly, dwelling place, dwelling ...
7675. shebeth -- seat, dwelling, place
3429. Yosheb Bashshebeth -- "sitting in the seat," one of David's ...
4817. merkab -- a chariot, riding seat
3436. Yoshbeqashah -- "a hard seat," a son of Heman
3428. Yeshebab -- "seat of (his) father," a Levite
8351. sheth -- seat (of the body), buttocks
3427. yashab -- to sit, remain, dwell
3727. kapporeth -- propitiatory
For a Garden-Seat, or Summer-House.
Of the Mind and Its Seat.
Invitation to the Mercy-Seat.
The Proper Seat of Charity is the Superior Will...
Necessity of Contemplating the Judgment-Seat of God, in Order to ...
Approach, My Soul, the Mercy-Seat
Petilianus Said: "If You Wretched Men Claim for Yourselves a Seat. ...
On the Question of an Accused Bishop Appealing to the Seat of the ...
Of the Pharisees who Sit in the Seat of Moses, and Enjoin Things ...
ThesaurusSeat (256 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) That part of a thing on which a person sits; as, the seat of a chair
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Judgment-seat (10 Occurrences)
Mercy-seat (23 Occurrences)
Judgement-seat (1 Occurrence)
Ark-cover (21 Occurrences)
Cherubs (52 Occurrences)
Propitiation (4 Occurrences)
Judge's (8 Occurrences)
Mercyseat (1 Occurrence)
Cherub (21 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceSeat (256 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:34 But I say to you, Take no oaths at all: not by the heaven, because it is the seat of God; (BBE)
Matthew 15:29 And Jesus went from there and came to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and took his seat there. (BBE)
Matthew 19:28 "I solemnly tell you," replied Jesus, "that in the New Creation, when the Son of Man has taken His seat on His glorious throne, all of you who have followed me shall also sit on twelve thrones and judge the twelve tribes of Israel. (WEY BBE)
Matthew 20:23 "You shall drink out of my cup," He said, "but a seat at my right hand or at my left it is not for me to allot, but it belongs to those for whom it has been prepared by my Father." (WEY BBE)
Matthew 21:7 And got the ass and the young one, and put their clothing on them, and he took his seat on it. (BBE)
Matthew 23:2 saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees sat on Moses' seat. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 23:22 And he who takes an oath by heaven, takes it by the seat of God, and by him who is seated on it. (BBE)
Matthew 26:58 But Peter went after him at a distance, to the house of the high priest, and went in and took his seat with the servants, to see the end. (BBE)
Matthew 27:19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him." (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 28:2 And there was a great earth-shock; for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, rolling back the stone, took his seat on it. (BBE)
Mark 4:1 And again he was teaching by the seaside. And a very great number of people had come to him, so that he got into a boat on the sea and took his seat; and all the people were on the land by the seaside. (BBE)
Mark 12:41 Having taken a seat opposite the Treasury, He observed how the people were dropping money into the Treasury, and that many of the wealthy threw in large sums. (WEY BBE)
Mark 16:19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had said these words to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God. (BBE)
Luke 4:20 And shutting the book he gave it back to the servant and took his seat: and the eyes of all in the Synagogue were fixed on him. (BBE)
Luke 7:36 And one of the Pharisees made a request that he would take a meal with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house and took his seat at the table. (BBE)
Luke 10:39 She had a sister called Mary, who seated herself at the Lord's feet and listened to His teaching. (Root in WEY BBE YLT NAS)
Luke 11:37 Now, while he was talking, a Pharisee made a request that he would come to a meal with him; and he went in and took his seat at the meal. (BBE)
Luke 11:43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues, and the greetings in the marketplaces. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 14:8 "When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, don't sit in the best seat, since perhaps someone more honorable than you might be invited by him, (WEB WEY ASV BBE)
Luke 14:9 And then the giver of the feast will come to you and say, Give your place to this man; and you, with shame, will have to take the lowest seat. (BBE NIV)
Luke 14:10 But when you come, go and take the lowest seat, so that when the giver of the feast comes, he may say to you, Friend, come up higher; and then you will have honour in the eyes of all the others who are there. (BBE)
Luke 20:42 For David himself says in the book of Psalms, The Lord said to my Lord, Take your seat at my right hand, (BBE)
Luke 22:14 And when the time had come, he took his seat, and the Apostles with him. (BBE)
John 12:14 And Jesus saw a young ass and took his seat on it; as the Writings say, (BBE)
John 13:12 Then, after washing their feet and putting on his robe again, he took his seat and said to them, Do you see what I have done to you? (BBE)
John 19:13 When Pilate therefore heard these words, he brought Jesus out, and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called "The Pavement," but in Hebrew, "Gabbatha." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 2:30 Being a Prophet, however, and knowing that God had solemnly sworn to him to seat a descendant of his upon his throne, (WEY NAS)
Acts 5:34 But a Pharisee of the name of Gamaliel, a teacher of the Law, held in honour by all the people, rose from his seat and requested that they should be sent outside the court for a few minutes. (WEY)
Acts 7:49 Heaven is the seat of my power, and earth is a resting-place for my feet: what sort of house will you make for me, says the Lord, or what is my place of rest? (BBE)
Acts 12:21 So, on an appointed day, Herod, having arrayed himself in royal robes, took his seat on the tribunal, and was haranguing them; (WEY BBE DBY NAS RSV)
Acts 18:12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)
Acts 18:16 He drove them from the judgment seat. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)
Acts 18:17 Then all the Greeks laid hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. Gallio didn't care about any of these things. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)
Acts 25:6 When he had stayed among them more than ten days, he went down to Caesarea, and on the next day he sat on the judgment seat, and commanded Paul to be brought. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Acts 25:10 But Paul said, "I am standing before Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as you also know very well. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY)
Acts 25:17 When therefore they had come together here, I didn't delay, but on the next day sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Romans 3:25 He it is whom God put forward as a Mercy-seat, rendered efficacious through faith in His blood, in order to demonstrate His righteousness-- because of the passing over, in God's forbearance, of the sins previously committed-- (WEY DBY YLT)
Romans 14:10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all be revealed before the judgment seat of Christ; that each one may receive the things in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 2:6 So that we came back from death with him, and are seated with him in the heavens, in Christ Jesus; (Root in BBE YLT NAS NIV)
2 Thessalonians 2:4 and exalts himself above, every so-called 'god' or object of worship, and goes the length of taking his seat in the very temple of God, giving it out that he himself is God. (WEY BBE NAS RSV)
Hebrews 1:3 He brightly reflects God's glory and is the exact representation of His being, and upholds the universe by His all-powerful word. After securing man's purification from sin He took His seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high, (WEY BBE)
Hebrews 1:8 But of the Son he says, Your seat of power, O God, is for ever and ever; and the rod of your kingdom is a rod of righteousness. (BBE)
Hebrews 1:13 But of which of the angels has he said at any time, Take your seat at my right hand till I put all those who are against you under your feet? (BBE)
Hebrews 4:16 Then let us come near to the seat of grace without fear, so that mercy may be given to us, and we may get grace for our help in time of need. (BBE)
Hebrews 8:1 Now in connexion with what we have been saying the chief point is that we have a High Priest who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of God's Majesty in the heavens, (WEY BBE NAS RSV)
Hebrews 9:5 and above it cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, of which things we can't speak now in detail. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Hebrews 10:12 this Priest, on the contrary, after offering for sins a single sacrifice of perpetual efficacy, took His seat at God's right hand, (WEY)
Hebrews 12:2 simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God. (Root in WEY BBE RSV)
James 2:3 And you do honour to the man in fair clothing and say, Come here and take this good place; and you say to the poor man, Take up your position there, or be seated at my feet; (Root in BBE RSV NIV)
Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from him who is and was and is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his high seat; (BBE)
Revelation 2:13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. (KJV BBE WBS)
Revelation 3:21 To him who overcomes I will give a place with me on my high seat, even as I overcame, and am seated with my Father on his high seat. (BBE)
Revelation 4:2 Straight away I was in the Spirit: and I saw a high seat in heaven, and one was seated on it; (BBE RSV)
Revelation 4:3 And to my eyes he was like a jasper and a sardius stone: and there was an arch of light round the high seat, like an emerald. (BBE)
Revelation 4:6 And before the high seat there was, as it seemed, a clear sea of glass; and in the middle of the high seat, and round about it, four beasts full of eyes round about. (BBE)
Revelation 4:9 And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who is seated on the throne, and lives until the Ages of the Ages, (Root in WEY BBE RSV)
Revelation 4:10 The four and twenty rulers go down on their faces before him who is seated on the high seat, and give worship to him who is living for ever and ever, and take off their crowns before the high seat, saying, (Root in BBE RSV)
Revelation 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the high seat, a book with writing inside it and on the back, shut with seven stamps of wax. (Root in BBE RSV)
Revelation 5:6 And I saw in the middle of the high seat and of the four beasts, and in the middle of the rulers, a Lamb in his place, which seemed as if it had been put to death, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth. (BBE)
Revelation 5:7 So He comes, and now He has taken the book out of the right hand of Him who is seated on the throne. (Root in WEY BBE RSV)
Revelation 5:11 And I saw, and there came to my ears the sound of a great number of angels round about the high seat and the beasts and the rulers; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; (BBE)
Revelation 5:13 And as for every created thing in Heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and everything that was in any of these, I heard them say, "To Him who is seated on the throne, And to the Lamb, Be ascribed all blessing and honor And glory and might, Until the Ages of the Ages!" (Root in WEY BBE)
Revelation 6:16 And they say to the mountains and to the rocks, Come down on us, covering us from the face of him who is seated on the high seat, and from the wrath of the Lamb: (Root in BBE RSV)
Revelation 7:10 In loud voices they were exclaiming, "It is to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb, that we owe our salvation!" (Root in WEY BBE)
Revelation 7:11 And all the angels were round about the high seat, and about the rulers and the four beasts; and they went down on their faces before the high seat, and gave worship to God, saying, (BBE)
Revelation 7:15 This is why they are before the high seat of God; and they are his servants day and night in his house: and he who is seated on the high seat will be a tent over them. (BBE)
Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb who is on the high seat will be their keeper and their guide to fountains of living water: and God will make glad their eyes for ever. (BBE)
Revelation 8:3 And another angel came and took his place at the altar, having a gold vessel for burning perfume; and there was given to him much perfume, so that he might put it with the prayers of all the saints on the gold altar which was before the high seat. (BBE)
Revelation 12:5 And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who was to have rule over all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was taken up to God and to his high seat. (BBE)
Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. (KJV BBE WBS)
Revelation 14:3 And they made as it seemed a new song before the high seat, and before the four beasts and the rulers: and no man might have knowledge of the song but the hundred and forty-four thousand, even those from the earth whom God has made his for a price. (BBE)
Revelation 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, (KJV BBE WBS)
Revelation 16:17 And the seventh let what was in his vessel come out on the air; and there came out a great voice from the house of God, from the high seat, saying, It is done. (BBE)
Revelation 19:4 And the four and twenty rulers and the four beasts went down on their faces and gave worship to God who was seated on the high seat, saying, Even so, praise to the Lord. (Root in BBE RSV NIV)
Revelation 19:5 And a voice came from the high seat, saying, Give praise to our God, all you his servants, small and great, in whom is the fear of him. (BBE)
Revelation 20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and One who was seated on it, from whose presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. (Root in WEY BBE NIV)
Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, great and small, taking their places before the high seat; and the books were open, and another book was open, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged by the things which were in the books, even by their works. (BBE)
Revelation 21:3 And there came to my ears a great voice out of the high seat, saying, See, the Tent of God is with men, and he will make his living-place with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them, and be their God. (BBE)
Revelation 21:5 Then He who was seated on the throne said, "I am re-creating all things." And He added, "Write down these words, for they are trustworthy and true." (Root in WEY BBE NIV)
Revelation 22:1 And I saw a river of water of life, clear as glass, coming out of the high seat of God and of the Lamb, (BBE)
Revelation 22:3 And there will be no more curse: and the high seat of God and of the Lamb will be there; and his servants will be worshipping him; (BBE)
Genesis 41:43 And he made him take his seat in the second of his carriages; and they went before him crying, Make way! So he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. (BBE)
Exodus 2:15 Now when Pharaoh had news of this, he would have put Moses to death. But Moses went in flight from Pharaoh into the land of Midian: and he took his seat by a water-spring. (BBE)
Exodus 11:5 And death will come to every mother's first male child in all the land of Egypt, from the child of Pharaoh on his seat of power, to the child of the servant-girl crushing the grain; and the first births of all the cattle. (BBE)
Exodus 12:29 And in the middle of the night the Lord sent death on every first male child in the land of Egypt, from the child of Pharaoh on his seat of power to the child of the prisoner in the prison; and the first births of all the cattle. (BBE)
Exodus 17:12 But Moses' hands became tired; so they put a stone under him and he took his seat on it, Aaron and Hur supporting his hands, one on one side and one on the other; so his hands were kept up without falling till the sun went down. (BBE)
Exodus 18:13 Now on the day after, Moses took his seat to give decisions for the people: and the people were waiting before Moses from morning till evening. (BBE NIV)
Exodus 25:17 You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold. Two and a half cubits shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 25:18 You shall make two cherubim of hammered gold. You shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 25:19 Make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end. You shall make the cherubim on its two ends of one piece with the mercy seat. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 25:20 The cherubim shall spread out their wings upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward one another. The faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 25:21 You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I will give you. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 25:22 There I will meet with you, and I will tell you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the testimony, all that I command you for the children of Israel. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 26:34 You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the most holy place. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 30:6 You shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 31:7 the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the testimony, the mercy seat that is on it, all the furniture of the Tent, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 35:12 the ark, and its poles, the mercy seat, the veil of the screen; (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 37:6 He made a mercy seat of pure gold. Its length was two and a half cubits, and a cubit and a half its breadth. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 37:7 He made two cherubim of gold. He made them of beaten work, at the two ends of the mercy seat; (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)