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Galatians 6:1
Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering yourself, lest you also be tempted.

Psalm 51:12
Restore to me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with your free spirit.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of restoring or bringing back to a former place, station, or condition; the fact of being restored; renewal; reestablishment; as, the restoration of friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after war.

2. (n.) The state of being restored; recovery of health, strength, etc.; as, restoration from sickness.

3. (n.) That which is restored or renewed.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

res-to-ra'-shun: The idea of a restoration of the world had its origin in the preaching of the Old Testament prophets. Their faith in the unique position and mission of Israel as the chosen people of God inspired in them the conviction that the destruction of the nation would eventually be followed by a restoration under conditions that would insure the realization of the original divine purpose. When the restoration came and passed without fulfillment of this hope, the Messianic era was projected into the future. By the time of Jesus the conception became more or less spiritualized, and the anticipation of a new order in which the consequences of sin would no longer appear was a prominent feature of the Messianic conception. In the teaching of Jesus and the apostles such a restoration is taken for granted as a matter of course.

In Matthew 17:11 (compare Mark 9:12), the moral and spiritual regeneration preached by John the Baptist is described as a restoration and viewed as a fulfillment of Malachi 4:6. It is "to be observed, however, that the work of John could be characterized as restoration only in the sense of an inception of the regeneration that was to be completed by Jesus. In Matthew 19:28 Jesus speaks of a regeneration (palingenesia) of the world in terms that ascribe to the saints a state of special felicity. Perhaps the most pointed expression of the idea of restoration as a special event or crisis is found in the address of Peter (Acts 3:21), where the restoration is described as an apokatastasis panton, and is viewed as a fulfillment of prophecy.

In all the passages cited the restoration is assumed as a matter with which the hearers are familiar, and consequently its nature is not unfolded. The evidence is, therefore, too limited to justify any attempt to outline its special features. Under such circumstances there is grave danger of reading into the language of the Scriptures one's own conception of what the restoration is to embody. We are probably expressing the full warrant of the Scripture when we say that the reconstruction mentioned in these passages contemplates the restoration of man, under the reign of Christ, to a life in which the consequences of sin are no longer present, and that this reconstruction is to include in some measure a regeneration of both the physical and the spiritual world.

Whether the benefits of the restoration are to accrue to all men is also left undefined in the Scriptures. In the passages already cited only the disciples of Christ appear in the field of vision. Certain sayings of Jesus are sometimes regarded as favorable to the more inclusive view. In John 12:32 Jesus speaks of drawing all men to Himself, but here, as in John 3:14, 15, it is to be observed that while Christ's sacrifice includes all men in its scope, its benefits will doubtless accrue to those only who respond willingly to His drawing power. The saying of Caiaphas (John 11:52) is irrelevant, for the phrase, "the children of God that are scattered abroad," probably refers only to the worthy Jews of the dispersion. Neither can the statements of Paul (Romans 11:32 1 Corinthians 15:22 Ephesians 1:9, 10 Colossians 1:20 1 Timothy 2:4; 1 Timothy 4:10 Titus 2:11) be pressed in favor of the restorationist view. They affirm only that God's plan makes provision for the redemption of all, and that His saving will is universal. But men have wills of their own, and whether they share in the benefits of the salvation provided depends on their availing themselves of its privileges. The doctrine of the restoration of all can hardly be deduced from the New Testament.


Russell Benjamin Miller




605. apokatastasis -- restoration
... restoration. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: apokatastasis Phonetic
Spelling: (ap-ok-at-as'-tas-is) Short Definition: restitution ...
// - 6k

2643. katallage -- reconciliation
... Noun, Feminine Transliteration: katallage Phonetic Spelling: (kat-al-lag-ay') Short
Definition: reconciliation Definition: reconciliation, restoration to favor ...
// - 7k

600. apokathistemi -- to restore, give back
... dominating power. 600/ ("reestablish") emphasizes from the former, negative
influence to enjoy what is forward (the restoration). Word ...
// - 8k

309. anablepsis -- recovery of sight
... recovery of sight. From anablepo; restoration of sight -- recovery of sight. see
GREEK anablepo. (anablepsin) -- 1 Occurrence. 308, 309. anablepsis. 310 . ...
// - 6k

1345. dikaioma -- an ordinance, a sentence of acquittal or ...
... ah'-yo-mah) Short Definition: a thing pronounced to be just Definition: a thing
pronounced (by God) to be righteous (just, the right); or the restoration of a ...
// - 8k

3824. paliggenesia -- regeneration, renewal
... From palin and genesis; (spiritual) rebirth (the state or the act), ie (figuratively)
spiritual renovation; specially, Messianic restoration -- regeneration. ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
724. arukah -- healing, restoration
... 723b, 724. arukah. 725 . healing, restoration. Transliteration: arukah
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-oo-kaw') Short Definition: health. ...
/hebrew/724.htm - 6k

8027. shalash -- to do a third time, divide into three parts
... originally to intensify, ie Treble; but apparently used only as denominative from
shalowsh, to be (causatively, make) triplicate (by restoration, in portions ...
/hebrew/8027.htm - 6k


The Eve of the Restoration
... EZRA THE EVE OF THE RESTORATION. 'Now in the first year of Cyrus king of
Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/the eve of the restoration.htm

The Restoration.
... The Restoration. ... Several prophets had foretold the captivity and in connection with
it had told of the destruction of Babylon and Judah's restoration. ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter xvi the restoration.htm

The Rejuvenation and Restoration of Israel.
... Chapter Six The Signs of the Redeemer's Return 8. The Rejuvenation and Restoration
of Israel. The Jew has been termed the mystery and miracle of history. ...
/.../pink/the redeemers return/8 the rejuvenation and restoration.htm

Whether it was Necessary for the Restoration of the Human Race ...
Whether it was necessary for the restoration of the human race that the ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether it was necessary for.htm

Restoration of Peter.
... XXV. RESTORATION OF PETER. "So when ... Thee.". In this restoration of Peter
our Lord, then, tests not the conduct, but the heart. He ...
/.../the expositors bible the gospel of st john vol ii/xxv restoration of peter.htm

On the Restoration of Man
the Christian religion, not only as the Creator, but also ...
/.../the works of james arminius vol 2/disputation xxxiii on the restoration.htm

The Restoration of Israel is Only Made Possible by the Second ...
... IV. PRE-MILLENNIALISM ESTABLISHED. 3. The Restoration of Israel is only
made possible by the Second Advent of Christ. Under this ...
/.../pink/the redeemers return/3 the restoration of israel.htm

The Restoration of Israel.
... ORIGINAL HYMNS HYMN CCXLI. The Restoration of Israel. James Montgomery.
The Restoration of Israel. Daughter of Zion, from the dust,. ...
/.../montgomery/sacred poems and hymns/hymn ccxli the restoration of.htm

Of the Restoration of Allowances to the Churches; and of the ...
... Book IV. Chapter IV."Of the restoration of allowances to the churches;
and of the Emperor's death. When the emperor had received ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter iv of the restoration of.htm

Restoration of Israel.
... TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY. 315. " Restoration of Israel. 315. CM Montgomery.
Restoration of Israel. 1 Daughter of Zion, from the ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/315 restoration of israel.htm

Restoration (4 Occurrences)
... of restoring or bringing back to a former place, station, or condition; the fact
of being restored; renewal; reestablishment; as, the restoration of friendship ...
/r/restoration.htm - 12k

Nazirite (10 Occurrences)
... holiness" or "devotion"; the King James Version, Nazarite): 1. Antiquity and Origin
2. Conditions of the Vow 3. Initiation 4. Restoration 5. Completion and ...
/n/nazirite.htm - 21k

... At the restoration (Ezra 10:7, 8), the penalty of disobedience to Ezra's reforming
movements was that "all his substance should be forfeited (cherem), and ...
/e/excommunication.htm - 15k

Dial (2 Occurrences)
... Swift death was in the natural progress of events; restoration to health
was of the impossible. He chose the restoration to health ...
/d/dial.htm - 19k

Jonah (30 Occurrences)
... hepher. He was a prophet of Israel, and predicted the restoration of the
ancient boundaries (2 Kings 14:25-27) of the kingdom. He ...
/j/jonah.htm - 35k

Refreshment (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The act of refreshing, or the state of being refreshed; restoration of strength,
spirit, vigor, or liveliness; relief after suffering; new life or ...
/r/refreshment.htm - 7k

Reviving (4 Occurrences)
... re-viv', reviv'-ing: revive is the translation of chayah, "to live," "cause to live,"
used of restoration to life (Genesis 45:27 Judges 15:19, etc.); of ...
/r/reviving.htm - 10k

Revive (31 Occurrences)
... re-viv', reviv'-ing: revive is the translation of chayah, "to live," "cause to live,"
used of restoration to life (Genesis 45:27 Judges 15:19, etc.); of ...
/r/revive.htm - 18k

Recovery (6 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Restoration from sickness, weakness, faintness, or the like;
restoration from a condition of misfortune, of fright, etc. ...
/r/recovery.htm - 8k

Eliphaz (14 Occurrences)
... a quietism which deprecates Job's selfdestroying outbursts of wrath (Job 5:2, 3;
compare Job's answer, Job 6:2, 3; Job 30:24); and promises restoration as the ...
/e/eliphaz.htm - 15k

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Restoration: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Restoration (4 Occurrences)

Acts 3:21
whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God spoke long ago by the mouth of his holy prophets.

Acts 4:22
For the man was over forty years of age on whom this miracle of restoration to health had been performed.

Romans 11:12
and if their lapse is the enriching of the world, and their overthrow the enriching of the Gentiles, will not still greater good follow their restoration?

2 Chronicles 24:27
Now concerning his sons, and the greatness of the burdens laid on him, and the rebuilding of the house of God, behold, they are written in the commentary of the book of the kings. Amaziah his son reigned in his place.
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