Easton's Bible DictionaryWorks, Covenant of
Entered into by God with Adam as the representative of the human race (Comp. Genesis 9:11, 12; 17:1-21), so styled because perfect obedience was its condition, thus distinguishing it from the covenant of grace. (see COVENANT OF WORKS.)
The old objection against the doctrine of salvation by grace, that it does away with the necessity of good works, and lowers the sense of their importance (Romans 6), although it has been answered a thousand times, is still alleged by many. They say if men are not saved by works, then works are not necessary. If the most moral of men are saved in the same way as the very chief of sinners, then good works are of no moment. And more than this, if the grace of God is most clearly displayed in the salvation of the vilest of men, then the worse men are the better.
The objection has no validity. The gospel of salvation by grace shows that good works are necessary. It is true, unchangeably true, that without holiness no man shall see the Lord. "Neither adulterers, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards" shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Works are "good" only when, (1) they spring from the principle of love to God. The moral character of an act is determined by the moral principle that prompts it. Faith and love in the heart are the essential elements of all true obedience. Hence good works only spring from a believing heart, can only be wrought by one reconciled to God (Ephesians 2:10; James 2:18,22).
Good works are an expression of gratitude in the believer's heart (John 14:15, 23; Galatians 5:6). They are the fruits of the Spirit (Titus 2:10-12), and thus spring from grace, which they illustrate and strengthen in the heart.
Good works of the most sincere believers are all imperfect, yet like their persons they are accepted through the mediation of Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:17), and so are rewarded; they have no merit intrinsically, but are rewarded wholly of grace.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaWORK; WORKS
wurk, wurks: "To work" in the Old Testament is usually the translation of `asah, or of pa`al (of the works both of God and of man), and "work" (noun) is most frequently the translation of ma`aseh, or mela'khah; in the New Testament of energeo, ergazomai (and compound), with ergon (noun). The word "works" (erga) is a favorite designation in John for the wonderful works of Jesus (5:36; 10:38; 15:24, etc.; "miracles" to us, "works" to Him). "Works" is used by Paul and James, in a special sense, as denoting (with Paul) those legal performances by means of which men sought to be accepted of God, in contradistinction to that faith in Christ through which the sinner is justified apart from all legal works (Romans 3:27; Romans 4:2, 6, etc.; Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:2, 5, 10), "working through love" (Galatians 5:6 1 Thessalonians 1:3), and is fruitful in all truly "good works," in which Christian believers are expected to abound (2 Corinthians 9:8 Ephesians 2:10 Colossians 1:10 2 Thessalonians 2:17, etc.). When James speaks of being justified by "works" as well as by "faith" (2:14-26), he has in view those works which show faith to be real and vital. "Dead works" avail nothing (compare Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 10:24). Judgment is according to "works" (Matthew 16:27, the Revised Version (British and American) "deeds," margin "Greek: `doing' " praxis; Romans 2:6 1 Peter 1:17, etc.), the new life being therein evidenced. A contrast between "faith" and "good works" is never drawn in the New Testament.
Greek3993. penes -- one who works for his living
... one who works for his living. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: penes
Phonetic Spelling: (pen'-ace) Short Definition: poor Definition: one who ...
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1411. dunamis -- (miraculous) power, might, strength
4118. pleistos -- most, very great, much.
3167. megaleios -- magnificent, splendid
4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
4908. sunetos -- intelligent
1271. dianoia -- the mind, disposition, thought
3724. horizo -- to mark off by boundaries, to determine
2041. ergon -- work
1014. boulomai -- to will
Strong's Hebrew6381. pala -- to be surpassing or extraordinary
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wonderful deeds (3), wonderful things (2), wonderful works (2), wonders (20 ...
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4567. maabad -- a work
4566. mabad -- work
4659a. miphal -- a work, something made
4659b. miphalah -- a deed
4611. maalal -- a deed, practice
6468. peullah -- a work, recompense
4639. maaseh -- a deed, work
4399. melakah -- occupation, work
5998. amal -- to labor, toil
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Matthew 3:8 Let your change of heart be seen in your works:
Matthew 5:16 Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 6:1 Take care not to do your good works before men, to be seen by them; or you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
Matthew 7:22 Many will tell me in that day,'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?'
Matthew 11:2 Now when John heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples
Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, a gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! And wisdom is justified by her works.
Matthew 11:20 Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they didn't repent.
Matthew 11:21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
Matthew 11:23 You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, you will go down to Hades. For if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in you, it would have remained until this day.
Matthew 13:54 Coming into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom, and these mighty works?
Matthew 13:58 He didn't do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Matthew 14:2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
Matthew 21:15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the works of power which he did, and the children crying out in the Temple, Glory to the son of David, they were angry and said to him,
Matthew 23:3 All things therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do, but don't do their works; for they say, and don't do.
Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad, enlarge the fringes of their garments,
Mark 6:2 When the Sabbath had come, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things?" and, "What is the wisdom that is given to this man, that such mighty works come about by his hands?
Mark 6:14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
Luke 10:13 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
Luke 11:48 So you testify and consent to the works of your fathers. For they killed them, and you build their tombs.
Luke 13:32 And he said, Go and say to that fox, I send out evil spirits and do works of mercy today and tomorrow, and on the third day my work will be complete.
Luke 19:37 As he was now getting near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they had seen,
John 3:19 This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
John 3:20 For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, lest his works would be exposed.
John 3:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God."
John 5:17 His reply to their accusation was, "My Father works unceasingly, and so do I."
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 5:36 But the testimony which I have is greater than that of John, for the works which the Father gave me to accomplish, the very works that I do, testify about me, that the Father has sent me.
John 6:28 They said therefore to him, "What must we do, that we may work the works of God?"
John 7:3 His brothers therefore said to him, "Depart from here, and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see your works which you do.
John 7:4 for no one in secret doth anything, and himself seeketh to be in public; if thou dost these things -- manifest thyself to the world;'
John 7:7 The world can't hate you, but it hates me, because I testify about it, that its works are evil.
John 7:18 The man whose words come from himself is looking for glory for himself, but he who is looking for the glory of him who sent him--that man is true and there is no evil in him.
John 8:39 They answered him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.
John 8:41 You do the works of your father." They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father, God."
John 9:3 Jesus answered, "Neither did this man sin, nor his parents; but, that the works of God might be revealed in him.
John 9:4 I must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.
John 10:25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you don't believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, these testify about me.
John 10:32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?"
John 10:37 If I don't do the works of my Father, don't believe me.
John 10:38 But if I do them, though you don't believe me, believe the works; that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."
John 14:10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does his works.
John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me; or else believe me for the very works' sake.
John 14:12 Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to my Father.
John 15:24 If I hadn't done among them the works which no one else did, they wouldn't have had sin. But now have they seen and also hated both me and my Father.
Acts 2:11 Cretans and Arabians: we hear them speaking in our languages the mighty works of God!"
Acts 2:22 "Men of Israel, hear these words! Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved by God to you by mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, even as you yourselves know,
Acts 4:30 While your hand is stretched out to do works of mercy; so that signs and wonders may be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.
Acts 7:22 Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He was mighty in his words and works.
Acts 7:41 They made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands.
Acts 8:13 And Simon also himself believed; and, having been baptised, continued constantly with Philip; and, beholding the signs and great works of power which took place, was astonished.
Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which when translated, means Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and acts of mercy which she did.
Acts 10:35 but in every nation he who fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.
Acts 15:18 All his works are known to God from eternity.'
Acts 19:11 And God did special works of power by the hands of Paul:
Acts 26:20 but declared first to them of Damascus, at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance. a perverse and crooked generation.
Romans 1:20 For, from the very creation of the world, His invisible perfections--namely His eternal power and divine nature--have been rendered intelligible and clearly visible by His works, so that these men are without excuse.
Romans 2:6 who "will pay back to everyone according to their works:"
Romans 2:7 To those who go on with good works in the hope of glory and honour and salvation from death, he will give eternal life:
Romans 2:9 oppression and anguish, on every soul of man who works evil, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 2:10 But glory, honor, and peace go to every man who works good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 3:20 Because by the works of the law, no flesh will be justified in his sight. For through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
Romans 3:27 Where then is the boasting? It is excluded. By what manner of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.
Romans 3:28 We maintain therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
Romans 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not toward God.
Romans 4:4 Now to him who works, the reward is not counted as grace, but as debt.
Romans 4:6 Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,
Romans 4:15 For the law works wrath, for where there is no law, neither is there disobedience.
Romans 5:3 Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering works perseverance;
Romans 8:13 For if you go in the way of the flesh, death will come on you; but if by the Spirit you put to death the works of the body, you will have life.
Romans 8:28 And we have known that to those loving God all things do work together for good, to those who are called according to purpose;
Romans 9:11 For being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls,
Romans 9:32 Why? Because they didn't seek it by faith, but as it were by works of the law. They stumbled over the stumbling stone;
Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
Romans 13:10 Love works no ill to its neighbour; love therefore is the whole law.
Romans 13:12 The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let's therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let's put on the armor of light.
Romans 16:23 Gaius, my host and host of the whole assembly, greets you. Erastus, the treasurer of the city, greets you, as does Quartus, the brother.
1 Corinthians 5:6 Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump?
1 Corinthians 12:6 There are various kinds of workings, but the same God, who works all things in all.
1 Corinthians 12:11 But the one and the same Spirit works all of these, distributing to each one separately as he desires.
1 Corinthians 16:10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear; for he works the work of the Lord, even as I.
2 Corinthians 4:12 So then death works in us, but life in you.
2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;
2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, which brings no regret. But the sorrow of the world works death.
2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to bestow every blessing on you in abundance, so that richly enjoying all sufficiency at all times, you may have ample means for all good works.
2 Corinthians 9:11 you being enriched in everything to all liberality, which works through us thanksgiving to God.
2 Corinthians 11:15 It is no great thing therefore if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
2 Corinthians 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs and wonders and mighty works.
Galatians 2:16 yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law, because no flesh will be justified by the works of the law.
Galatians 3:2 I just want to learn this from you. Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith?
Galatians 3:5 He therefore who supplies the Spirit to you, and works miracles among you, does he do it by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith?
Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse. For it is written, "Cursed is everyone who doesn't continue in all things that are written in the book of the law, to do them."
Galatians 5:9 A little yeast grows through the whole lump.
Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness,
Ephesians 1:11 in whom also we were assigned an inheritance, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his will;
Ephesians 2:2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience;
Ephesians 2:9 not of works, that no one would boast.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.
Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
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