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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.

2. (n.) Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible.

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

2298. thaumastos -- wonderful
... wonderful. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: thaumastos Phonetic Spelling:
(thow-mas-tos') Short Definition: wonderful, marvelous Definition: to be ...
// - 7k

1411. dunamis -- (miraculous) power, might, strength
... strength. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: dunamis Phonetic Spelling:
(doo'-nam-is) Short Definition: might, power, marvelous works Definition: ( ...
// - 8k

165. aion -- a space of time, an age
... It is characterized by , ie engrafting all believers (OT, NT) (1 Cor 12:13) with
all the marvelous privileges that go with that (Gal 3:23-25; 1 Pet 2:5,9). ...
// - 8k

Strong's Hebrew
6381. pala -- to be surpassing or extraordinary
... extraordinary (1), deal marvelously (1), difficult (5), extraordinary degree (1),
fulfill a special (3), made his wonderful (1), made marvelous (1), makes a ...
/hebrew/6381.htm - 6k

1419. gadol -- great
... hard (1), heavy (2), high (21), highest (1), impressed (1), large (30), larger
(1), loud (22), loudly (1), main (1), major (1), many (1), marvelous (1), mighty ...
/hebrew/1419.htm - 6k

6382. pele -- a wonder
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition a wonder NASB Word Usage astonishingly
(1), wonderful (2), wonders (9). marvelous thing, wonderful. ...
/hebrew/6382.htm - 6k


The Marvelous Influence of the Bible Declares Its Super-Human ...
... Chapter Eight The Marvelous Influence of the Bible Declares its Super-Human
Character. The influence of the Bible is world-wide. ...
/.../the divine inspiration of the bible/chapter eight the marvelous influence.htm

At that Time, Nabuchodonosor had a Dream Marvelous for that ...
... Book II. Chapter II. At that time, Nabuchodonosor had a dream marvelous for that
insight into the future which? At that time, Nabuchodonosor ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter ii at that time.htm

The Preface of the Book, in which He Investigates The
... [1062] Some predicted His divine and marvelous deeds, while others foretold His
sufferings, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension into the heavens, and ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter i the preface of the.htm

Introductory Notice to Lactantius.
... How marvelous the change must have been in the experience of the primitive faithful;
the Roman Emperor not ashamed of Jesus, and setting up the cross on the ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/introductory notice to lactantius.htm

Paul and his Requests for Prayer
... deliverance. "Ye also helping by prayer." What marvelous things has God
done for His favored saints through the prayers of others! ...
/.../bounds/prayer and praying men/xv paul and his requests.htm

John vi. 41, 42
... And murmuring they said, "Is not this the son of Joseph?" Whence it is plain, that
as yet they knew not of His strange and marvelous Generation. ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily xlvi john vi 41.htm

The Fact of the Redeemer's Return
... Here is a fact marvelous in its nature and far-reaching in its effects. This world
has been visited by its Creator. ... Marvelous are the ways of God. ...
/...// redeemers return/chapter three the fact of.htm

Personal Experience
... But the one to whom this mighty change seemed the most marvelous was myself. ... Something
marvelous had been accomplished. It was wonderful what a change. ...
/.../byers/sanctification/chapter xiii personal experience.htm

The Holy Spirit and Prayer
... hundreds were converted. Far away in a valley news reached a brother minister
of the marvelous success of this sermon. He desired ...
/.../bounds/the reality of prayer/xiii the holy spirit and.htm

Modern Examples of Prayer
... plate of sapphire mail, his is a pilgrimage of one or two sunny days over the fields
and pastures wet with dew, yet nothing can exceed the marvelous beauty in ...
/.../bounds/the weapon of prayer/xi modern examples of prayer.htm

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

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

Tongues (67 Occurrences)
... TONGUES OF FIRE. (glossai hosei puros): The reference in this topic is to the marvelous
gift of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-13). ...
/t/tongues.htm - 61k

Fathomed (2 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Fathomed (2 Occurrences). Job 5:9 who does great things
that can't be fathomed, marvelous things without number; (WEB NIV). ...
/f/fathomed.htm - 6k

Marvelously (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In a marvelous manner; wonderfully; strangely.
Multi-Version Concordance Marvelously (4 Occurrences). ...
/m/marvelously.htm - 7k

Astonishing (6 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 29:14 Therefore behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this
people, even an astonishing work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men ...
/a/astonishing.htm - 8k

Miracles (65 Occurrences)
... forsake them. (See NIV). Job 5:9 who does great things that can't be fathomed,
marvelous things without number; (See NIV). Job 9:10 ...
/m/miracles.htm - 25k

Difficult (31 Occurrences)
... Zechariah 8:6 Thus says Yahweh of Armies: "If it is marvelous in the eyes of the
remnant of this people in those days, should it also be marvelous in my eyes ...
/d/difficult.htm - 15k

General (9 Occurrences)
... They have the power to heal, to exorcise demons, to raise the dead; and while marvelous
deeds of that nature constantly recur, there are other miracles wrought ...
/g/general.htm - 49k

Prudent (40 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/p/prudent.htm - 20k

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Marvelous: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Marvelous (30 Occurrences)

Matthew 21:42
Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures,'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. This was from the Lord. It is marvelous in our eyes?'

Mark 12:11
This was from the Lord, it is marvelous in our eyes'?"

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

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

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 15:3
They sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God, the Almighty! Righteous and true are your ways, you King of the nations.

Exodus 3:3
Moses said, "I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt."
(See NAS)

1 Chronicles 16:9
Sing to him. Sing praises to him. Tell of all his marvelous works.

1 Chronicles 16:12
Remember his marvelous works that he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth,

1 Chronicles 16:24
Declare his glory among the nations, and his marvelous works among all the peoples.

Job 5:9
who does great things that can't be fathomed, marvelous things without number;

Job 9:10
He does great things past finding out; yes, marvelous things without number.

Job 37:5
God thunders marvelously with his voice. He does great things, which we can't comprehend.
(Root in WEB WBS NIV)

Psalms 9:1
For the Chief Musician. Set to "The Death of the Son." A Psalm by David. I will give thanks to Yahweh with my whole heart. I will tell of all your marvelous works.

Psalms 17:7
Show your marvelous loving kindness, you who save those who take refuge by your right hand from their enemies.

Psalms 31:21
Praise be to Yahweh, for he has shown me his marvelous loving kindness in a strong city.

Psalms 71:17
God, you have taught me from my youth. Until now, I have declared your wondrous works.
(See NIV)

Psalms 72:18
Praise be to Yahweh God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.

Psalms 78:12
He did marvelous things in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

Psalms 96:3
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.

Psalms 98:1
A Psalm. Sing to Yahweh a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand, and his holy arm, have worked salvation for him.

Psalms 105:2
Sing to him, sing praises to him! Tell of all his marvelous works.

Psalms 105:5
Remember his marvelous works that he has done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth,

Psalms 118:23
This is Yahweh's doing. It is marvelous in our eyes.

Psalms 131:1
<A Song of the going up. Of David.> Lord, there is no pride in my heart and my eyes are not lifted up; and I have not taken part in great undertakings, or in things over-hard for me.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 25:1
O Lord, you are my God; I will give praise to you, I will give honour to your name; for you have done great acts of power; your purposes in the past have been made true and certain in effect.
(See NIV)

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."

Daniel 11:36
The king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods; and he shall prosper until the indignation be accomplished; for that which is determined shall be done.

Micah 7:15
"As in the days of your coming forth out of the land of Egypt, I will show them marvelous things."

Zechariah 8:6
Thus says Yahweh of Armies: "If it is marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days, should it also be marvelous in my eyes?" says Yahweh of Armies.



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