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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.

2. (n.) Wonder.

3. (v. i.) To be struck with surprise, astonishment, or wonder; to wonder.

4. (v. t.) To marvel at.

5. (v. t.) To cause to marvel, or be surprised; -- used impersonally.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

mar'-vel, mar'-vel-us (tamah, pala'; thaumazo, thaumastos): "To marvel" is the translation of tamah, "to wonder" (Genesis 43:33 Psalm 48:5, the Revised Version (British and American) "were amazed"; Ecclesiastes 5:8); of thaumazo, "to admire," "wonder" (Matthew 8:10, 27 Mark 5:20 John 3:7 Acts 2:7 Revelation 17:7 the King James Version, etc.); "marvel" (substantive) occurs in the plural as translation of pala', "to distinguish," figuratively, "to make wonderful" (Exodus 34:10, "I will do marvels, such as have not been wrought" (the Revised Version margin "created")); and of thaumastos (thauma) (2 Corinthians 11:14).

"Marvelous" is the translation of pala', "marvelous works" (1 Chronicles 16:12, 24 Psalm 9:1); "marvelous things" (Job 5:9; Job 10:16 Psalm 31:21; Psalm 118:23 Isaiah 29:14 Daniel 11:36 Zechariah 8:6, bis); "marvellously," pala' (Job 37:5 Habakkuk 1:5 twice (tamah), "regard and wonder marvelously," literally, "marvel marvelously"); thaumastos, "admirable," "wonderful," is translated "marvelous" (Matthew 21:42 1 Peter 2:9 Revelation 15:1, 3, etc.).

In Apocrypha we have "marvel" (Ecclesiasticus 11:13; 47:17:00; 2 Maccabees 1:22; 7:12); "marvelleth" (Ecclesiasticus 40:7; 43:18); "marvellous" (The Wisdom of Solomon 10:17; 19:8, etc., mostly thaumazo and compounds).

The Revised Version (British and American) has "wonder" for "marvel" (Revelation 17:7)' "the marvel" for a "marvellous thing" (John 9:30); "marvelled" for "wondered" (Luke 8:25; Luke 11:14); "marvelled at" for "admired" (2 Thessalonians 1:10); "marveling" for "wondered" (Luke 9:43); "marvellous" for "wondrous" (1 Chronicles 16:9 Psalm 105:2); "marvellous things" for "and wonders" (Job 9:10); "wonderful" for "marvellous" (Psalm 139:14); for "marvelled" (Matthew 9:8), "were afraid," and (Mark 12:17) "marvelled greatly" (different texts).

W. L. Walker

2296. thaumazo -- to marvel, wonder
... to marvel, wonder. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: thaumazo Phonetic Spelling:
(thou-mad'-zo) Short Definition: I wonder, admire Definition: (a) intrans ...
// - 9k

5059. teras -- a wonder, marvel
... a wonder, marvel. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: teras Phonetic Spelling:
(ter'-as) Short Definition: a wonder, portent Definition: a wonder ...
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2295. thauma -- a wonder
... a wonder. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: thauma Phonetic Spelling:
(thos'-mah) Short Definition: a marvel, wonder Definition: (a) concr: a marvel ...
// - 6k

2298. thaumastos -- wonderful
... marvelous. From thaumazo; wondered at, ie (by implication) wonderful --
marvel(-lous). see GREEK thaumazo. (thaumasta) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4159. mopheth -- a wonder, sign, portent
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition a wonder, sign, portent NASB Word Usage
marvel (1), marvels (3), miracle (1), miracles (1), sign (8), symbol (1 ...
/hebrew/4159.htm - 6k

8539. tamah -- to be astounded or dumbfounded
... be amazed, be astonished, marvelously, wonder. A primitive root; to be in consternation
-- be amazed, be astonished, marvel(-lously), wonder. 8538, 8539. ...
/hebrew/8539.htm - 6k


Marvel Not
... MARVEL NOT. "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.""John 3:7. ...
Marvel not at all, says ignorance, because you cannot know at all. ...
// ideal life/marvel not.htm

The Marvel Is, not that Men have Failed to Know Christ...
... Book IV. Chapter I. The marvel is, not that men have failed to know Christ?
The marvel is, not that men have failed to know Christ ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter i the marvel is.htm

But I Marvel, If, as it is Allowed to Put Away a Wife Who...
... Section 7. But I marvel, if, as it is allowed to put away a wife who?
7. But I marvel, if, as it is allowed to put away a wife ...
/.../augustine/on the good of marriage/section 7 but i marvel.htm

But what Marvel that I was Thus Carried Away to Vanities...
... Book I Chapter XVIII But what marvel that I was thus carried away to vanities?
But what marvel that I was thus carried away to ...
/.../augustine/the confessions of saint augustine/chapter xviii but what marvel.htm

"I Will Make Use of Another not Dissimilar Marvel in a Like Kind ...
... Dialogues of Sulpitius Severus. Chapter IX. "I will make use of another
not dissimilar marvel in a like kind of work? "I will ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter ix i will make.htm

2 Cor. xi. 13
... Ver.14, 15. "And no marvel; for if even Satan fashioneth ... So that if one ought to
marvel, this is what he ought to marvel at, and not at their transformation. ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily xxiv 2 cor xi.htm

That Ghostly Song Accords not with Bodily: and the Cause and the ...
... outward voice to be heard with bodily ears; but among angels' tunes it has an
acceptable melody, and by them that have known it, it is commended with marvel. ...
/.../ fire of love/chapter iii that ghostly song.htm

... The marvel is, that the like had not occurred before; for our Lord had healed many
sick folk, and these and their friends must have felt favourably towards him ...
// sermons volume 37 1891/hosanna.htm

Blessed be He who was Baptized that He Might Baptize You, that Ye ...
... 3. A marvel it is that surpasses all!"To the water He went down and was
baptized."The seas declared it blessed,"that river wherein Thou wast baptized ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn vi blessed be he.htm

Love's Commendation
... But on this occasion I conceive that they ceased not to marvel. "What! wilt thou
die, O Word! Creator! Master! ... Do you not wonder? What, will you not marvel? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 2 1856/loves commendation.htm

Marvel (20 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To marvel at. 5. (vt) To cause to marvel, or be surprised; -- used
impersonally. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MARVEL; MARVELOUS. ...
/m/marvel.htm - 16k

Marvelous (30 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MARVEL; MARVELOUS. ...
/m/marvelous.htm - 18k

Wonder (148 Occurrences)
... a miracle. 3. (vi) To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck
with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel. 4. (vi) To ...
/w/wonder.htm - 37k

Wonderful (71 Occurrences)
... Other frequent words are pala', pele', a "marvel," "miracle" (Exodus 3:20; Exodus
15:11 Joshua 3:5 Isaiah 9:6, margin "wonderful counselor," etc.). ...
/w/wonderful.htm - 29k

Admire (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To regard with wonder or astonishment;
to view with surprise; to marvel at. 2. (vt) To regard ...
/a/admire.htm - 7k

Admiration (2 Occurrences)
... ad-mi-ra'-shun (thauma, "a marvel" or "wonder"; thaumazo, "to wonder"): A term thrice
used in the King James Version in the New Testament, to express a wonder ...
/a/admiration.htm - 8k

Marveled (31 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Marvel. Multi-Version Concordance
Marveled (31 Occurrences). Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard ...
/m/marveled.htm - 14k

Amazed (75 Occurrences)
... spirit. (YLT). John 3:7 Don't marvel that I said to you,'You must be born
anew.' (See NAS). John 4:27 At this, his disciples came. ...
/a/amazed.htm - 27k

Astonished (92 Occurrences)
... the schools?" (WEY NAS). John 7:21 Jesus answered them, "I did one work,
and you all marvel because of it. (See NIV). Acts 2:7 They ...
/a/astonished.htm - 34k

Loveth (88 Occurrences)
... John 5:20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself
doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. ...
/l/loveth.htm - 30k

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Marvel: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

Bible ConcordanceBible DictionaryBible EncyclopediaTopical BibleBible Thesuarus
Marvel (20 Occurrences)

Mark 5:20
He went his way, and began to proclaim in Decapolis how Jesus had done great things for him, and everyone marveled.

John 3:7
Don't marvel that I said to you,'You must be born anew.'

John 5:20
For the Father has affection for the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does. He will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.

John 5:28
Don't marvel at this, for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs will hear his voice,

John 7:21
Jesus answered them, "I did one work, and you all marvel because of it.

John 9:30
The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.

Acts 3:12
When Peter saw it, he responded to the people, "You men of Israel, why do you marvel at this man? Why do you fasten your eyes on us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made him walk?

Acts 13:41
'Behold, you scoffers, and wonder, and perish; for I work a work in your days, a work which you will in no way believe, if one declares it to you.'"
(See NAS)

2 Corinthians 11:14
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

Galatians 1:6
I marvel that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different "good news";

1 John 3:13
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

Revelation 12:1
And a great marvel was seen in Heaven-- a woman who was robed with the sun and had the moon under her feet, and had also a wreath of stars round her head, was with child,

Revelation 15:1
I saw another great and marvelous sign in the sky: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them God's wrath is finished.

Revelation 17:7
And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

Revelation 17:8
The beast that you saw was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss and to go into destruction. Those who dwell on the earth and whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel when they see that the beast was, and is not, and shall be present.

Psalms 71:7
I am a marvel to many, but you are my strong refuge.

Ecclesiastes 5:8
If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a district, don't marvel at the matter: for one official is eyed by a higher one; and there are officials over them.

Isaiah 13:8
And they have been troubled, Pains and pangs they take, As a travailing woman they are pained, A man at his friend they marvel, The appearance of flames -- their faces!

Isaiah 29:14
therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the understanding of their prudent men will be hidden."

Habakkuk 1:5
"Look among the nations, watch, and wonder marvelously; for I am working a work in your days, which you will not believe though it is told you.



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