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kom'-un-welth (politeia): Spoken of theocracy (Ephesians 2:12). The same word is rendered "freedom," the King James Version; "citizenship" the Revised Version (British and American). Also in the sense of commonwealth in the Apocrypha (2 Maccabees 4:11; 8:17; 13:14); in the sense of citizenship (3 Maccabees 3:21, 23).


4174. politeia -- citizenship
... Feminine Transliteration: politeia Phonetic Spelling: (pol-ee-ti'-ah) Short Definition:
citizen body, citizenship Definition: (a) commonwealth, polity; citizen ...
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4175. politeuma -- a form of government, citizenship
... citizenship. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: politeuma Phonetic Spelling:
(pol-it'-yoo-mah) Short Definition: a state, commonwealth Definition: a ...
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1429. dodekaphulon -- the twelve tribes
... twelve tribes. From dodeka and phule; the commonwealth of Israel -- twelve tribes.
see GREEK dodeka. see GREEK phule. (dodekaphulon) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Ephesians ii. 11, 12
... by that which is called Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; that ye were at
that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and ...
/.../homily v ephesians ii 11.htm

Whether an Accuser who Fails to Prove his Indictment is Bound to ...
... to the person of the accused, for in that case the sovereign could not remit this
punishment, nor on account of an injury to the commonwealth, because then the ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether an accuser who fails.htm

Of the Divine Providence in General.
... This great king then, knowing by divine inspiration that the commonwealth is to
religion as the body to the soul, and religion to the commonwealth as the soul ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter iii of the divine.htm

Letter Xci. (AD 408. )
... one of your wisdom, we have no doubt that you would be easily convinced, or rather,
would yourself readily perceive, in what way a commonwealth should flourish ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/letter xci a d 408.htm

Spiritual Religion in High Places --Rous, Vane, and Sterry
... The spiritual struggles which culminated in the great upheaval of the English
Commonwealth were the normal fruit of the Reformation spirit, when once it had ...
/.../chapter xiv spiritual religion in.htm

The First Blast of the Trumpet
... (a) The natural body of man 27-32. (b) The civil body of that Commonwealth [of the
Jews] in which GOD by his own word hath appointed an order.32-34. ...
// first blast of the trumpet/title page.htm

Thy Will be done on Earth Also as in Heaven
... to solve the question from this consideration"It is not by virtue of place but of
principle that one who is still on earth but has a commonwealth in heaven ...
// on prayer/chapter xvi thy will be.htm

The Epistle to the Laodiceans the Proper Designation is to the ...
... that which has the name of circumcision in the flesh made by the hand"that at that
time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel ...
/.../tertullian/the five books against marcion/chapter xvii the epistle to the.htm

A Sermon Made by M. Hugh Latimer, at the Time of the Insurrection ...
... I hear say they wear the cross and the wounds before and behind, and they pretend
much truth to the king's grace and to the commonwealth, when they intend ...
/.../latimer/sermons on the card and other discourses/a sermon made by m.htm

Slum Novelists and the Slums
... In this strange and splendid degree it cannot be expected, perhaps, to pervade a
whole commonwealth or a whole civilization; but one commonwealth may have it ...
// slum novelists and the.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A state; a body politic consisting of a certain number of men, united, by compact or tacit agreement, under one form of government and system of laws.

2. (n.) The whole body of people in a state; the public.

3. (n.) Specifically, the form of government established on the death of Charles I., in 1649, which existed under Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard, ending with the abdication of the latter in 1659.

Commonwealth (2 Occurrences)
...COMMONWEALTH. ... Also in the sense of commonwealth in the Apocrypha (2 Maccabees 4:11;
8:17; 13:14); in the sense of citizenship (3 Maccabees 3:21, 23). ...
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Citizenship (4 Occurrences)
... with the meanings which they have in the Bible, are the nouns, polites, "citizen";
politeia, "citizenship"; politeuma, "commonwealth"; sumpolites, "fellow ...
/c/citizenship.htm - 16k

Circumcision (98 Occurrences)
... the Hebrews. (1.) It sealed the promises made to Abraham, which related
to the commonwealth of Israel, national promises. (2.) But ...
/c/circumcision.htm - 53k

State (51 Occurrences)
... 13. (n.) In the United States, one of the commonwealth, or bodies politic, the people
of which make up the body of the nation, and which, under the national ...
/s/state.htm - 23k

Commonly (5 Occurrences)

/c/commonly.htm - 8k

Commotion (15 Occurrences)

/c/commotion.htm - 10k

Philippians (2 Occurrences)
... Compare also Philippians 3:20 with Ephesians 2:12, 19, where the church is presented
under the idea of a city or commonwealth for the first time in Paul's ...
/p/philippians.htm - 42k

Empire (8 Occurrences)
... The commonwealth sank in exhaustion after the protracted civil and internecine
strife. It was a case of the survival of the fittest. ...
/e/empire.htm - 80k

Kings (350 Occurrences)
... They contain the annals of the Jewish commonwealth from the accession of Solomon
till the subjugation of the kingdom by Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians ...
/k/kings.htm - 61k

Loan (9 Occurrences)
... At a later period of the Hebrew commonwealth, when commerce increased, the practice
of exacting usury or interest on loans, and of suretiship in the commercial ...
/l/loan.htm - 16k

Bible Concordance
Commonwealth (2 Occurrences)

Ephesians 2:12 that you were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Philippians 3:20 for our commonwealth has its existence in the heavens, from which also we await the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour,



Commonwealth: (R. V. Margin)

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