EasyEnglish Glossary

A Glossary for EasyEnglish Authors

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Mike Baker and Carol Betts

 

Extended Glossary combining original Biblical Glossary and many subsequent definitions as used by authors in their Word Lists

This glossary saves you the trouble of making up your own definition for a word shown with a *star in your work and put in a word list. But please try to keep your Word List very short.

You can use one of our definitions,

OR you can use part of one of ours e.g. prophet ~ a person who speaks for God. - end it there,

OR you can make up your own if preferred, provided of course, that your definition complies with EasyEnglish grammar and vocabulary rules.

The level is indicated in brackets between the ~ symbols.

Level A definitions could, of course, be used at Level B. Some Level B definitions might pass at level A, depending on the vocabulary used in them.

Apologies for repetition and for any errors such as ďthatĒ omitted etc.

Abaddon ~ (A) ~ a place in *Sheol where they destroy people.

Abba ~ (B) ~ *Aramaic word for father.

Abraham ~ (A) ~ a man of God whom God loved because he had *faith.

abyss ~ (B) ~ deep hole, place of punishment.

Achaia ~ (B) ~ the southern part of present day *Greece, see *Macedonia.

act ~ (A) ~ something that we do.

AD ~ (A) ~ AD 50 means the year that was 50 years after Jesus came, and so on.

AD ~ (A) ~ after the date when Jesus was born.

Adam ~ (A) ~ the first man that God ever made.

Adonai ~ (A) ~ *Lord or master; (or better, my *Lord or my master) in *Hebrew.

adoration ~ (A) ~ when we show God that we love him very much.

adoration ~ (B) ~ when we praise God; when we show him that we love him very much.

adulterer ~ (A) ~ a husband who has sex with a woman who is not his wife; or a man who has sex with another manís wife.

adulteress ~ (A) ~ a wife who has sex with a man who is not her husband; or a woman who has sex with another womanís husband.

adultery ~ (B) ~ when someone has sex with a person who is not their husband or wife.

affair ~ (A) ~ when people have sex with someone who is not their husband or wife.

age ~ (A) ~ a long time, like thousands of years.

agreement ~ (A) ~ when two or more people agree to a special thing.

aha! ~ (A) ~ sometimes people think that they are right (and other people are wrong). Then they say Ďaha!í.

Almighty ~ (A) ~ a translation of the *Hebrew ĎShaddaií. Bible students are not sure what Shaddai means. It can mean that God is our provider. In other words, he provides for us.

almighty ~ (A) ~ has the power to beat all his enemies; is better than everyone else; the Lord of everything; all powerful.

almond ~ (A) ~ a very hard fruit.

altar ~ (A) ~ a high table with a flat top to put a *sacrifice on to God or to a *false god.

altar ~ (A) ~ a table (usually stone) for people to burn animal and other gifts as a *sacrifice to God or false gods; a high table with a flat top to put a sacrifice on to God or a false god; the Ď*holy tableí.

altar ~ (A) ~ part of the *temple.

altar ~ (A) ~ special table for people to burn animals or other gifts which they offer to God.

altar ~ (A) ~ table of stone or metal on which they burned gifts to God (sacrifices).

altar ~ (B) ~ a table (usually stone) where the priests burned animals and gave other gifts as a sacrifice to God or false gods; a high structure with a flat top on which to put a sacrifice to God or a false god; the Ďholy tableí.

altar ~ (B) ~ table on which to make *offerings to God.

altar ~ (B) ~ the special table, where they burnt animals or other gifts that people offered to God.

Amalekite ~ (B) ~ a person who came from the family of Amalek. Amalek was the grandson of Esau (Genesis 36:12, 16). The Amalekites lived in the land between southern *Israel and the country of Egypt. They were one of *Israelís enemies.

ambassador ~ (B) ~ a minister that one king or State sends to another king or State.

Amen ~ (A) ~ that is true. We all agree.

Amen ~ (A) ~ we agree; it is true; that is right.

amen ~ (B) ~ a word from the *Hebrew language that means we agree, or it is true, or let it be so.

amen ~ (B) ~ a word to show that one agrees.

amen ~ (B) ~ a word used to show agreement with the speaker or writer.

Amen ~ (B) ~ we agree; it is true; that is right; let it be so.

Ammonite ~ (B) ~ a person who came from the family of Ammon, who was the grandson of Lot (Genesis 19:36-38).

Ammonites ~ (B) ~ a nation who fought against the *Israelites.

Amorite ~ (A) ~ one of a group of people who had lived in Canaan before the *Jews lived there.

ancestor ~ (A) ~ ancestors are fathers and grandfathers.

ancestor ~ (A) ~ ancestors are people years ago that your parents were born to.

ancestor ~ (B) ~ any person from the past from whom the families of your father or mother have come.

ancestor ~ (B) ~ person in the past from whom oneís parents came.

ancestors ~ (A) ~ fathers and grandfathers and people years ago that they were born to.

ancestors ~ (B) ~ people from the same family in previous centuries.

anchor ~ (B) ~ a heavy weight on a chain which sailors throw over the side of the boat to hold it steady.

angel ~ (A) ~ a *spirit who lives in *heaven with God.

angel ~ (A) ~ a servant from God that brings his message OR a bad angel that was good but now works for the *Devil.

angel ~ (A) ~ a servant from God to bring his messages; a very good person from *heaven, better than men or women; an angel says and sings good things about God; an angel does what God wants; an angel does good things for people who have come into Godís family; a bad angel; an angel that was good but is now working for *Satan.

angel ~ (A) ~ a servant of God. He brings messages from God to people on earth.

angel ~ (A) ~ angels live with God and they bring messages from God.

angel ~ (B) ~ a *spirit person. God made angels to serve him and to take his messages. There are *angels who *sinned; now they serve the Devil.

angel ~ (B) ~ a *spirit who is holy and is a servant from God.

angel ~ (B) ~ a messenger, Godís servant in heaven.

angel ~ (B) ~ a servant from God to bring his messages; a bad angel; or an angel that was good but is now working for *Satan.

angel ~ (B) ~ a servant from God who brings messages from *heaven; a holy or pure *spirit, greater than men and women, who gives love to God, and does what God wants; an angel takes care of those who have come into Godís family; a bad angel; or an angel that was good but now serves *Satan.

angel ~ (B) ~ Godís servant in heaven. The word means Ďmessengerí.

anger ~ (A) ~ what you feel when you are angry.

anger ~ (A) ~ when someone is angry they have anger.

anoint ~ (A) ~ to mark a person with oil to show that God has chosen them; someone that the *Holy Spirit has chosen.

anoint ~ (B) ~ to mark a person with oil to show that God has chosen them; anointed can mean that the *Holy Spirit has marked a person.

anoint ~ (B) ~ to put oil put on someoneís head. This shows that God has chosen the person for a special task.

anointed ~ (A) ~ with (*olive) oil poured on.

anointing ~ (B) ~ to put oil on someoneís head.

Antichrist ~ (B) ~ a powerful ruler who imitates and opposes Christ. The Book of Revelation also describes the Antichrist as Ďthe *beastí. The Antichrist hates Christ. The Bible also refers to many antichrists. These are people who hate Christ like the Antichrist.

ants ~ (A) ~ small insects that are famous for working together in groups.

apostasy ~ (B) ~ when someone gives up their *faith.

apostle ~ (A) ~ a man that God chose to lead his *church/other Christians and to teach about Jesus. The first special helpers of Jesus were apostles.

apostle ~ (A) ~ a man that God chose to lead his *church; one of the 12 men that Jesus chose to work with him and to teach about him.

apostle ~ (B) ~ a man that God chose to lead his *church; one of the 12 men that Jesus chose to be his helpers and to teach about him.

apostle ~ (B) ~ a person that Jesus sent out.

apostle ~ (B) ~ a person/man that Jesus sent out to teach about him; Jesusí special worker.

apostle ~ (B) ~ someone that Jesus sent to give his message.

apostle ~ (B) ~ someone whom God sends; especially one of the 12 men that Jesus chose to be his helpers.

apostles ~ (A) ~ 12 men that Jesus chose to tell people about him.

appoint ~ (A) ~ to give a person a job to do.

Arab ~ (A) ~ people from Lotís or Esauís families; cousins to the *Israelites.

Aramaic ~ (B) ~ the language that Jesus spoke.

archaeologist ~ (B) ~ a person who studies history; often he looks at things that are in the ground.

archangel ~ (A) ~ one of the most important *angels.

archer ~ (A) ~ someone who can use a bow and *arrows to kill an animal or person.

argument ~ (A) ~ when people do not agree with each other.

ark ~ (A) ~ a big boat that Noah built; a box that someone has made out of wood.

ark ~ (A) ~ a box with things important to the *Jews in it.

ark ~ (B) ~ a boat like a very large box.

ark ~ (B) ~ a large boat such as the one that Noah built; a wooden box.

ark ~ (B) ~ the ark of the Lord or the ark of God; the Bible also calls it the ark of the Covenant (or agreement). It was a wooden box with gold all over the outside and inside. It had two gold cherubim (*angels) on the top (see Exodus 25:10-22). The *Israelites kept the ark in the house of the *Lord and only the priest could see it. Sometimes God appeared on the ark and spoke to the priest.

armour ~ (A) ~ special clothes that keep soldiers safe.

armour ~ (B) ~ special clothes that protected soldiers.

arrow ~ (A) ~ a stick with a point at one end that you shoot from a bow.

ascension ~ (B) ~ when Christís body passed from earth to *heaven.

ascension ~ (B) ~ when someone goes up.

Asherah ~ (A) ~ false gods.

Ashtoreth ~ (A) ~ female god of the *Canaanites.

Asian ~ (A) ~ a person from the part of the world that we call Asia.

assumption ~ (A) ~ assumption happens when God takes someone into *heaven.

Assyrians ~ (A) ~ these people came from the country called Assyria.

Assyrians ~ (B) ~ people from the country called Assyria.

Athens ~ (B) ~ a city in *Achaia.

athlete ~ (B) ~ a person who takes part in games and races.

atone ~ (A) ~ to bring people together; to make us near to God; to bring us to God; how the death of Christ brings us back to God; how God makes us good by taking away the bad things that we have done.

atone ~ (A) ~ to pay for something wrong that you did; that would make you *clean enough to meet God.

atone ~ (B) ~ to make at one together, to make us at peace with God; the way the death of Christ brings us back to God; how God makes us right with him by taking away the bad things that we do by *sin.

atonement ~ (A) ~ atonement brings people together; it makes us near to God; it bring us to God; how the death of Christ brings us back to God; how God makes us good; he takes away the bad things that we have done.

atonement ~ (A) ~ gift or something that you do to bring people near to the *Lord.

atonement ~ (A) ~ when something has happened so that God can *forgive *sin.

atonement ~ (B) ~ atonement makes people at one together; it makes us at peace with God; the way that the death of Christ brings us back to God; how God makes us right with him; he takes away the bad things that we do by *sin.

atonement ~ (B) ~ when something has happened so that God can forgive *sin.

authorities ~ (B) ~ people who rule.

awe ~ (B) ~ fear and respect.

B.C. ~ (A) ~ 50 B.C. means the year that was 50 years before Jesus came, and so on.

B.C. ~ (A) ~ B.C. means Ďyears Before Christ came to the earthí.

Baal ~ (A) ~ a *false god.

Baal ~ (A) ~ male god of the *Canaanites.

Baal ~ (A) ~ male god of the people who lived in Canaan before the *Jews came.

Babylonian ~ (B) ~ a person from the country called Babylonia, or anything with a relationship to Babylonia. The capital city of Babylonia was called Babylon.

Babylonians ~ (A) ~ these people came from the country called Babylon.

background ~ (B) ~ the past events or story that gives the reason for the letter.

bait ~ (B) ~ food to attract fish.

banquet ~ (B) ~ splendid dinner.

baptise ~ (A) ~ to put a person in to water, or put water on a person; how we show that Christ has made us clean; when the *Holy Spirit comes in to a person when they know Christ; how we show to everyone that we are in Christ with other people and in the *church.

baptise ~ (A) ~ to put a person into water to show that he wants to obey God.

baptise ~ (B) ~ to put a person in to water, or to put water on a person; how we show that Christ has made us clean; when the *Holy Spirit comes in to a person who knows Christ; the way that we show to everyone that a person belongs to Christ and to his *church.

baptism ~ (A) ~ when they put a person into water to show that he wants to obey God.

baptism ~ (A) ~ when they put a person into water, or put water on a person; how we show that Christ has made us clean; when the *Holy Spirit comes in to a person when they know Christ; how we show to everyone that we are in Christ with other people and in the *church.

baptism ~ (A) ~ when they put a person under water or put water on a person; it is to show that they want to follow *Christ.

baptism ~ (B) ~ the use of water as a Christian sign.

baptism ~ (B) ~ when they put a person into water, or put water on a person; how we show that Christ has made us clean; when the *Holy Spirit comes into a person who knows Christ; the way that we show to everyone that we belong to Christ and his *church.

baptism ~ (B) ~ when they put a person under water or put water on a person; it is to show that they want to follow *Christ.

baptism ~ (B) ~ when they use water as sign of making pure.

baptism ~ (B) ~ when we wash with water as a sign that Jesus has made us clean; it is a sign that we want to obey God.

Baptist ~ (A) ~ a man who *baptises people.

baptist ~ (B) ~ a person who *baptises people (John the Baptist).

barley ~ (A) ~ a plant; people make bread from the seeds (called Ďgrainí).

barley ~ (B) ~ a type of grain.

barley loaf ~ (B) ~ bread made with the grain barley, a kind of corn.

barn ~ (A) ~ building on a farm to store things.

barrel ~ (A) ~ round thing for holding oil or water.

base ~ (A) ~ lowest part of something.

bath ~ (A) ~ they used a bath to measure things like water and oil.

battle ~ (A) ~ big fight between soldiers.

BC ~ (A) ~ 600 BC means the year that was 600 years before Jesus came to earth, and so on.

BC ~ (A) ~ years Before Christ came to the earth.

bear ~ (A) ~ a big wild animal that can stand on two legs and kill a man.

beauty ~ (A) ~ when a person is lovely to look at, we say that they have beauty.

beauty treatments ~ (A) ~ oils used to care for a personís body.

bee ~ (A) ~ a small insect that flies and makes sweet sugar, called honey.

bee ~ (B) ~ a small insect that flies and makes honey.

bee ~ (B) ~ an insect that produces *wax and honey.

before ~ (A) ~ in front of.

being ~ (A) ~ a person or animal that is alive.

belief ~ (B) ~ what we accept as true ... see *faith.

belief ~ (B) ~ what you believe.

believe ~ (A) ~ to follow something that you are sure is true.

believe ~ (A) ~ to follow something that you think is true.

believe ~ (A) ~ to follow something/someone as if it/they were true.

believe ~ (B) ~ [see trust and faith] to follow something that you are sure is true.

believer ~ (A) ~ a person who knows and accepts Christ.

belong to ~ (A) ~ what someone has or owns.

belonging to ~ (A) ~ what someone has or owns.

beloved ~ (B) ~ much loved.

beloved ~ (B) ~ someone a person loves very much.

bema ~ (B) ~ a platform where speakers stood in ancient Greek cities.

benediction ~ (B) ~ a blessing that someone speaks.

Benjamin ~ (A) ~ one of the 12 *tribes of the *Jews.

Beroea ~ (B) ~ a city in *Macedonia.

betray ~ (B) ~ to give a person to an enemy; betrayal, the act of giving a person to an enemy by not being loyal.

betray ~ (B) ~ to lose loyalty to a person or nation and give to an enemy.

betrayal ~ (B) ~ to give a person to an enemy; betrayal, the act of giving a person to an enemy by not being loyal.

betrothal ~ (B) ~ a promise to marry.

bier ~ (B) ~ a wooden structure on which to carry a dead body.

birthright ~ (A) ~ in the *Old Testament, the oldest son had the birthright. He would be the leader of his family when his father died. And he would get two parts of the things that had belonged to his father.

bishop ~ (A) ~ a church leader.

bishop ~ (B) ~ leader of Christians.

bit ~ (A) ~ people use it to cause a horse to go where they want it to go.

bit ~ (B) ~ a piece of metal put into the mouth of a horse so the rider can control the horse.

bitter ~ (A) ~ opposite of sweet; or a very difficult life.

blame ~ (A) ~ to say that a person is wrong about something.

blaspheme ~ (A) ~ to say things against God.

blaspheme ~ (B) ~ to say things against God; to curse and insult God.

blaspheme ~ (B) ~ to speak of God without respect.

blasphemy ~ (A) ~ when someone says things against God.

blasphemy ~ (B) ~ lack of respect for God.

blasphemy ~ (B) ~ when someone says things against God; when they curse and insult God.

bless ~ (A) ~ ask for good things for a person.

bless ~ (A) ~ ask God to be good to someone.

bless ~ (A) ~ to say or to do good things to a person; to call something *holy; to ask for good things to happen; to keep from bad things.

bless ~ (B) ~ to say or to do good things to a person; to call something holy; to call for good things to happen; to guard and keep from evil things.

blessed ~ (A) ~ happy. We call people blessed if they have received good things. But when we call God blessed, it is a way to *praise him.

blessed ~ (A) ~ someone when they have received many good things; someone when bad things do not happen to them.

blessed ~ (A) ~ when we are happy. When we know that God does good things for us.

blessed ~ (B) ~ happy or joyful. We call people blessed if they have received good things. But when we call God blessed, it is a way to praise him.

blessed ~ (B) ~ someone who has received many good things; someone who is kept holy.

blessing ~ (A) ~ a good thing that God does for us; to ask God to help us and do good things in us; a blessing can be a *prayer that God will *bless someone.

blessing ~ (B) ~ a good thing that God does for us; to ask God to help us and do good things in us; a blessing can be a prayer that God will *bless someone.

blind ~ (A) ~ a blind person cannot see with the eyes.

blind ~ (A) ~ when a personís eyes do not see or when a person does not understand about something.

blindness ~ (B) ~ being blind.

blunt ~ (A) ~ not sharp.

boast ~ (A) ~ say that you are great and important (when maybe you are not).

boast ~ (A) ~ when a person thinks that he is great and says so.

boil ~ (A) ~ a red place on your skin that hurts.

boldness ~ (B) ~ when someone is brave and without fear; courage.

bow ~ (A) ~ a wood thing that can shoot *arrows.

bow ~ (A) ~ to bend your body until your face is at the ground.

bow ~ (B) ~ lean your body forward, as a mark of respect to someone.

bow down ~ (A) ~ bend in front of and become the servant of.

break ~ (A) ~ (in Psalm 89:33, 34) not do (what you said you would do).

break a promise ~ (A) ~ not to do what you promised to do.

breath ~ (A) ~ the air that goes in and out of the mouth.

bribe ~ (A) ~ a gift of money to cause someone to do what you want them to do.

bride ~ (A) ~ when two people marry, the woman is called the bride.

bridegroom ~ (A) ~ when two people marry, the man is called the bridegroom.

bridle ~ (B) ~ attached to the ends of the bit to help the rider to control the horse.

brier ~ (A) ~ a bush.

bring up (children) ~ (A) ~ feed them and keep them safe. Do that until they are men and women.

broken ~ (A) ~ (in Psalm 89:39) not done (the past of Ď*breakí).

bronze ~ (A) ~ a kind of metal.

bronze ~ (B) ~ a type of metal. It is brown. Bronze is not as strong as iron.

brother ~ (A) ~ anyone, both men and women, who is a Christian, who follows Jesus Christ.

brother ~ (A) ~ someone who is part of the family of God.

brother ~ (B) ~ another man who is a Christian and believes in the *Lord Jesus Christ.

bull ~ (A) ~ male cow.

bundle ~ (A) ~ many things that people have tied together (like *wheat plants).

burden ~ (A) ~ a heavy weight.

burial ~ (B) ~ putting a dead body into a grave.

burial place ~ (A) ~ a place to bury a dead person.

burnt offering [see also offering] ~ (A) ~ an animal that the *priests killed and burned; this is how they gave them to God; a gift for God (or false gods) that the *priest and people had burned; an *Israeliteís gift to God.

burnt offering ~ (A) ~ an animal that the *priests killed and burned; this is how they gave them to God.

butterfly ~ (B) ~ an insect with broad wings, usually with bright colours.

call ~ (A) ~ if God calls someone he speaks to them and asks them to do something for him.

calm ~ (A) ~ when a person does not *worry even if there are problems.

Calvary ~ (A) ~ the place where they killed Jesus on a cross of wood.

Calvary ~ (B) ~ the place where they killed Jesus on a wooden cross.

camel ~ (A) ~ a big animal that people ride on in a *desert.

camel ~ (A) ~ animal to carry people or things. It can walk for a long time without needing a drink.

camp ~ (A) ~ place to stay in *tents.

camp ~ (A) ~ place where people live in homes that they have made from animal skins.

Canaan ~ (A) ~ the land that God promised to Abraham (Genesis 12:7).

Canaanites ~ (A) ~ people who lived in Canaan. This was the country that God gave to Israel.

Canaanites ~ (B) ~ the people who lived in the land of *Canaan and who fought.

Cape ~ (A) ~ a corner on the coast.

captivity ~ (A) ~ in a prison.

care (take care of) ~ (A) ~ be careful with.

care ~ (A) ~ to do everything that we can to help someone and to make them happy.

care ~ (A) ~ to do everything that we can to help someone or something and to make them happy.

care about ~ (A) ~ when someone really wants another person to be happy and safe.

carefully ~ (A) ~ being careful when you do something.

carpenter ~ (B) ~ a worker in wood or large trees, for houses, ships and buildings.

cart ~ (A) ~ a box with *wheels that animals pull along; a thing to carry people in Ė horses usually pull a cart.

castle ~ (A) ~ a very strong building that soldiers use.

caterpillar ~ (B) ~ the state of the insect that later becomes a *butterfly.

Catholic ~ (B) ~ world-wide.

cedar ~ (A) ~ a big tree.

celebration ~ (B) ~ a very happy time, a happy party.

cement ~ (A) ~ material that people use to fasten stones together in buildings.

census ~ (B) ~ official counting of people.

centurion ~ (A) ~ a soldier who rules 100 soldiers.

centurion ~ (B) ~ officer in Roman army.

chaff ~ (A) ~ dead part of a plant round the seed.

chaff ~ (B) ~ outside part of grain.

chains ~ (A) ~ many metal rings that join to make something like a *rope. People use it so that thing or a person cannot leave.

chains ~ (A) ~ metal *rope made out of many pieces. People use it so that thing or a person cannot leave.

Chaldeans ~ (A) ~ people who fought against Israel.

change ~ (A) ~ make a change to.

chariot ~ (A) ~ a box with *wheels that horses pull to carry men into a *battle.

chariot ~ (A) ~ a box with *wheels that soldiers ride in. Horses pull it.

chariot ~ (A) ~ a box with *wheels that soldiers use to fight. Horses pull it.

chariot ~ (A) ~ a kind of car that soldiers ride in. Horses pull it.

chariot ~ (A) ~ a kind of car that soldiers use to fight. Horses pull it.

cherub ~ (B) ~ a special *angel who was in the most holy place.

cherubim ~ (A) ~ special *angels that live with God in *heaven.

chest ~ (A) ~ top part of the body below the neck.

chief ~ (A) ~ most important.

children of Israel ~ (A) ~ all the people born from Jacob and his children.

children of Israel ~ (B) ~ all the people from the family of Jacob.

choice ~ (A) ~ when we must choose, we say that we have a choice.

Christ [see also Messiah] ~ (A) ~ Jesus is the Christ, it means God *anointed him; the name means the same as *Messiah; it means God chose him.

Christ ~ (A) ~ a name for Jesus. It means God chose him.

Christ ~ (A) ~ Jesus Christ, Godís special servant. God chose him to save people from the results of *sin.

Christ ~ (A) ~ Jesus Christ, the Messiah. God chose him to save his people from the results of *sin.

Christ ~ (B) ~ the *Jews' word for the king that God would send to rescue them.

Christian ~ (A) ~ a person who believes and follows what Jesus said and did.

Christian ~ (A) ~ a person who follows and believes all about Jesus Christ; a thing which is from Christ; a person who follows what Jesus taught and did.

Christian ~ (B) ~ a person who follows and believes in Jesus Christ; one who believes and agrees to follow the religion of Christ; something which relates to Christ; following what Jesus taught and did.

Christianity ~ (B) ~ what men teach and believe about Jesus.

church ~ (A) ~ a group of Christians who meet together. A church is not only the building that they meet in. It can also mean all the Christians in the world.

church ~ (A) ~ a group of people who follow and believe all about Jesus Christ; a meeting of people who follow Christ; all those people who believe all about Christ.

church ~ (A) ~ all those people who believe all about Jesus.

church ~ (B) ~ (1) all Christians. (2) members of a local group of Christians.

church ~ (B) ~ a group of people who follow and believe in Jesus Christ; a meeting or gathering of those who believe in Christ; all those who believe in Christ.

circumcise ~ (A) ~ to cut off the skin that covers the end of the sex part of a boy or a man; a mark for *Israelites to show that a man agreed to obey Godís rules; a mark of a good and clean *spirit.

circumcise ~ (B) ~ to cut off the loose skin that covers the end of the sex part of a boy or a man; for *Israelites it was a proof that a man agreed to obey Godís laws; a sign of a pure/good spirit.

circumcision ~ (A) ~ to cut off the skin that covers the end of the sex part of a boy or a man. For *Jews it was a mark to show that the man agreed to obey God.

circumcision ~ (A) ~ to cut off the skin that covers the end of the sex part of a boy or a man; for *Israelites it was a mark to show that a man agreed to obey God; a mark of a good and clean *spirit.

circumcision ~ (B) ~ to cut off the loose skin that covers the end of the male sex organ; a sign of Godís agreement with Israel.

circumcision ~ (B) ~ to cut off the loose skin that covers the end of the sex part of a boy or a man; for *Israelites it was a proof that a man agreed to obey Godís laws; a sign of a pure/good spirit.

circumcision party ~ (B) ~ people who believed that Christians must obey *Jewish customs.

clap ~ (A) ~ put their hands together to make a noise.

clay ~ (A) ~ people mix earth and water to make clay. Then they can make pots out of it.

clay ~ (B) ~ earth, heavy and firm when dry, stiff and soft when wet.

clean ~ (A) ~ clean inside; it can get near to God.

clean ~ (A) ~ doing good things and thinking good thoughts.

clean ~ (A) ~ when something is right to use because God is happy about it.

cleanse ~ (B) ~ to make clean or pure.

Clement of Rome ~ (B) ~ a church leader and writer who lived at the end of the first century.

clever ~ (A) ~ quick to learn.

cloak ~ (A) ~ warm, outer clothes.

cock ~ (A) ~ a bird that makes a loud noise early in the morning.

cock ~ (A) ~ male of a bird called a hen.

cockerel ~ (A) ~ a beautiful bird that wakes people in the morning.

coffin ~ (A) ~ box made of wood that they bury dead bodies in.

collection ~ (B) ~ a sum of money that the members of a Church collect.

colonnade ~ (B) ~ a range of columns set at regular distances, supporting a roof.

colony ~ (B) ~ a place abroad that the Romans set up and controlled.

comfort ~ (A) ~ to love and to help.

comfort ~ (A) ~ when someone says or does things to help a person that feels weak.

Comforter ~ (B) ~ another name for the *Holy Spirit.

commander ~ (B) ~ man who commands a group of soldiers.

commandment ~ (A) ~ a rule that a person should keep.

commandment ~ (A) ~ a rule that God gave; the ten important rules that God gave to Moses on the mountain of Sinai.

commandment ~ (A) ~ a rule.

commandment ~ (B) ~ a command that God gave; the ten important commands or rules that God gave to Moses on the mountain of Sinai.

comment ~ (A) ~ something that a person says or writes.

commission ~ (B) ~ task, a piece of hard work.

Communion ~ (B) ~ when Christians eat bread and drink wine to remember Jesus.

complain ~ (A) ~ if someone complains, they say that something is not what they want it to be.

complain ~ (A) ~ say that something is wrong.

complete ~ (A) ~ every part that should be there is there.

concern ~ (B) ~ interest or anxiety.

concubine ~ (A) ~ a woman who lives with a man but is not his wife, or known as his wife.

condemned ~ (A) ~ when someone has told you that you are wrong.

condemned ~ (B) ~ when someone has told you that you are wrong, guilty.

confess ~ (A) ~ to say that you have done wrong things; to say that you believe in God.

confession ~ (A) ~ to say that you have done wrong things; to say that you believe in God.

conquer ~ (A) ~ beat in a war.

conscience ~ (A) ~ a voice in you that says to you if a thing is good or bad; our thoughts inside us to know good and bad things; the *spirit in us.

conscience ~ (B) ~ a voice in you that tells you if a thing is right or wrong; our inner thoughts to know what is right and wrong; the *spirit in us.

consecrate ~ (A) ~ to use only for the things of God.

consecrate ~ (B) ~ to set apart for a holy use.

consider ~ (A) ~ think about.

consider ~ (A) ~ to think of someone or something in a new way.

contents ~ (B) ~ what is inside something.

converts ~ (B) ~ people who have changed their beliefs; people who have become Christians.

convulsion ~ (B) ~ a sudden body movement that a person cannot control.

cor ~ (A) ~ they used a cor to measure dry things; it was about 10 *ephahs.

Corinth ~ (B) ~ a city in *Achaia.

correction ~ (A) ~ when somebody tells the right thing to a person who is wrong.

correctly ~ (A) ~ when you do something as you should, you do it correctly.

couches ~ (A) ~ beds often used while it is day.

council ~ (B) ~ important men who meet together to discuss and decide events.

court ~ (A) ~ a place outside the *temple.

court ~ (A) ~ place where a *judge works. He says who is right and who is wrong.

covenant ~ (A) ~ a promise that people (or God) must obey.

covenant ~ (A) ~ a special promise that God makes to his people.

covenant ~ (A) ~ two people have agreed what each should do (here, God and his people). Look after Psalm 25 in Book 1 of the Psalms of David for more about the covenant.

covenant ~ (A) ~ when people agree something together; when God and a person or people agree to a special thing.

covenant ~ (B) ~ agreement.

covenant ~ (B) ~ an agreement between two people; an agreement between God and a person or people; a shared agreement between two or more people.

covenant ~ (B) ~ special agreement, especially between God and the Israelites.

covenant box ~ (A) ~ box that they kept in the most *holy place. Stones with Godís rules written on them were inside it.

covet ~ (A) ~ to have a *greedy want for something that is not yours.

create ~ (A) ~ to make (as only God can make).

creation ~ (A) ~ when God made the world and everything there is; everything that God has made.

creation ~ (B) ~ act of creating.

creation ~ (B) ~ the act of God in making the world and everything there is; everything that God has made.

creature ~ (A) ~ all the living things that God made are creatures.

croak ~ (A) ~ make a noise like a *raven.

crop ~ (A) ~ a plant that people grow for food.

cross ~ (A) ~ a piece of wood that someone has fastened across another piece. People put Jesus on a cross to kill him.

cross ~ (A) ~ two pieces of wood that someone has fixed together. The Romans killed people by fixing them to a cross to die. Jesus died on a cross; the cross is now the mark of the *church of Christ; to carry your cross means not to put yourself first but to put Jesus and other people first in your life.

cross ~ (B) ~ two pieces of wood that someone has fixed together. The Romans punished people by fixing them to a cross to die. Jesus died this way; the cross is now the sign of the *church of Christ; to carry your cross means not to put yourself first but to put Jesus and other people first in your life.

crown ~ (A) ~ a special hat that a king, queen or other ruler wears. A kingís crown is often gold. Sometimes they also give crowns to people who win.

crucifixion ~ (B) ~ when they killed someone by nailing the body to a *cross; the death of Jesus when they nailed him to the *cross.

crucifixion ~ (B) ~ when they killed someone on a *cross.

crucify ~ (A) ~ to kill a person by fixing him to a *cross. The *Romans often crucified people.

crucify ~ (B) ~ to kill someone by nailing the body to a *cross; the death of Jesus when they nailed him to the *cross.

crucify ~ (B) ~ to kill someone on a *cross.

crush ~ (A) ~ to break something into little pieces by pushing on it and making it flat.

cry ~ (A) ~ words that you say aloud when you are frightened or sad.

curse ~ (A) ~ to use bad words; to say bad words against someone else; when a person is sad because of the bad words that someone has said against them.

curse ~ (B) ~ to use bad words; to wish evil things upon someone; when a person is sad because of the bad words that someone has said against them.

Cush ~ (A) ~ an old name for countries in the Nile Valley, like Ethiopia.

cymbal ~ (A) ~ you hit two of them together to make a loud noise.

cypress ~ (A) ~ tall thin tree that is green all the year.

dam ~ (A) ~ a very high thick wall to stop a river.

damn ~ (B) ~ to damn someone is to send them to hell.

damnation ~ (A) ~ to remove a person from being with God; when God is angry with you always; after our death, when God is angry with people because they have not agreed to follow him.

damnation ~ (B) ~ to remove a person from being with God; to punish a person for ever; when God punishes, after death, those who have not agreed to follow his way.

damned ~ (A) ~ to remove a person from being with God; when God is angry with you always; after our death, when God is angry with people because they have not agreed to follow him.

damned ~ (B) ~ to remove a person from being with God; to punish a person for ever; when God punishes, after death, those who have not agreed to follow his way.

darkness ~ (A) ~ when there is no light.

daughter-in-law ~ (A) ~ sonís wife.

David ~ (A) ~ a man of God and a king of the *Jews. David wrote part of the Bible.

day of the Lord ~ (A) ~ the time when God sent a cruel army, called *Chaldeans, to fight against *Judah.

day of the Lord ~ (B) ~ This is the day at the end of time. God has said that he will visit this world. It will be a day of surprise and reward. It will be a wonderful day for those who love God. It will be a sad day for those who do not love God.

deacon ~ (A) ~ a name for a church leader.

deacon ~ (A) ~ a person who does special work in the *church.

deaf ~ (A) ~ cannot hear.

dear ~ (A) ~ what we call someone whom we love.

debt ~ (A) ~ what one person *owes another person, usually money.

deceive ~ (A) ~ to speak what is not true to another person.

deceive ~ (B) ~ to speak what is not true to another person.

decent ~ (A) ~ this means good and right things or people who do good and right things.

decide ~ (A) ~ when someone says that a person or thing is right or wrong.

dedication ~ (B) ~ to set apart as *sacred.

deed ~ (B) ~ something that we do.

deer ~ (A) ~ an animal that looks like a small cow.

defence ~ (A) ~ people made these to hide behind and to hide them from their enemies.

defend ~ (A) ~ to fight for your life or the lives of other people.

deliverer ~ (A) ~ someone who brings someone else from out of danger.

deliverer ~ (B) ~ someone who rescues from danger; someone who sets free.

demon ~ (A) ~ bad *spirit from the *devil; *spirit that works for the *devil and does bad things.

demon ~ (B) ~ a devil who works for *Satan, the chief devil.

demon ~ (B) ~ bad or evil spirit. They work for *Satan, the chief devil.

demon ~ (B) ~ evil spirit from the *Devil; spirit that works for *Satan and does evil things.

demons ~ (B) ~ an evil *angel who serves the devil.

den ~ (A) ~ the home of a wild animal.

descendant ~ (A) ~ a child, grandchild, and so on; a person in your family who lives after you are dead.

descendant ~ (B) ~ a future member of a family or nation.

descendant ~ (B) ~ a future member of a family.

descendant ~ (B) ~ someone who came by birth from parents and grandparents before them.

desert ~ (A) ~ a dry place with much sand.

desert ~ (A) ~ a wild place where no people live, because it is very dry.

destruction ~ (B) ~ damage beyond any hope of repair.

devil ~ (A) ~ a bad or *evil spirit. They work for Satan, the chief *devil.

Devil ~ (A) ~ another name for *Satan the worst of the bad *angels; the enemy of God; also called the Evil one. The bad *spirit who wants to be God. He is the ruler of bad *angels and of all that is bad. He is the enemy of Christians.

Devil ~ (A) ~ another name for Satan who is the worst evil spirit and the enemy of God.

Devil ~ (A) ~ Satan. Also called the Evil one.

Devil ~ (A) ~ the leader and the worst of the bad *angels. The worst enemy of God.

Devil ~ (B) ~ another name for *Satan, the chief evil spirit.

devil ~ (B) ~ bad or evil spirit. They work for *Satan, the chief devil.

dew ~ (B) ~ water in the air that becomes water on the ground at night.

Diaspora ~ (B) ~ all *Jews living scattered among the *Gentiles.

difficult ~ (A) ~ a *difficult person does not want to understand.

dip ~ (B) ~ to put into water.

disaster ~ (B) ~ when something very bad happens.

disciple ~ (A) ~ a person who wants to do the same things as another person and learn from them; a person who does what Jesus taught.

disciple ~ (A) ~ someone that Jesus taught.

disciple ~ (B) ~ someone who follows a master and learns from him.

disciple ~ (B) ~ someone who follows another person and learns from him; a person who does what Jesus taught; also applies to those who follow John the *Baptist.

disciple ~ (B) ~ someone who learns what Jesus taught and follows him.

disciple ~ (B) ~ student who obeys his teacher.

disgusting ~ (A) ~ something that you do not like at all. Something that is not good.

disobey ~ (A) ~ not obey.

distress ~ (A) ~ a very *unhappy feeling.

divide ~ (A) ~ make into more than one part.

divine ~ (A) ~ things that are of, or from, God.

divine ~ (B) ~ of God or like God.

divorce ~ (A) ~ when a man sends his wife away because he wants to marry another person.

doctrine ~ (B) ~ statements of belief.

dog ~ (A) ~ an animal.

dog ~ (B) ~ an animal that some people have in their houses.

donkey ~ (A) ~ an animal like a small horse. It carries things or people.

donkey ~ (B) ~ an animal with long ears that carries people or goods.

doorstep ~ (A) ~ the stone where the door is.

doubt ~ (A) ~ when a person is not sure enough to believe another person.

dough ~ (B) ~ bread mixture.

dove ~ (A) ~ a bird (that may mean Israel).

dove ~ (A) ~ a bird.

dove ~ (B) ~ a bird that is gentle; can be another way to talk about the *Holy Spirit.

drunk ~ (A) ~ drinking too much alcohol makes you drunk.

dung ~ (A) ~ human dirt or animal dirt that comes from their bodies.

dust ~ (A) ~ the dry top part of the ground. Many very small pieces of this make Ďdustí.

eagle ~ (B) ~ a type of bird.

earlier times ~ (A) ~ long ago.

earn ~ (A) ~ to receive what you have worked for.

earn ~ (B) ~ to receive what you have worked for.

earthly ~ (B) ~ of the earth as opposed to heaven.

earthquake ~ (A) ~ the ground *shakes and buildings fall down.

eater ~ (A) ~ an animal or person who eats.

Egypt ~ (A) ~ a country in Africa where Pharaoh was the king.

Egypt ~ (B) ~ a country where the *Israelites were slaves before the *exodus.

Egyptian ~ (A) ~ a word that describes someone from Egypt or anything from Egypt.

Egyptians ~ (A) ~ these people came from the country called Egypt.

elder ~ (A) ~ important man.

elder ~ (B) ~ a *church leader.

elder ~ (B) ~ an older person, or a leader in the church.

elder ~ (B) ~ leader.

elder ~ (B) ~ older man, respected man, or leader in the church.

eldest ~ (A) ~ older than all the other people.

Elijah ~ (A) ~ a *prophet.

Elohim ~ (A) ~ one of Godís names in *Hebrew. It means very powerful.

Elyon ~ (A) ~ one of Godís names in *Hebrew. It means very important.

Emmanuel ~ (A) ~ a name for Jesus meaning ĎGod with usí.

emperor ~ (A) ~ very important ruler or king.

emperor ~ (B) ~ a ruler in Rome.

empire ~ (B) ~ very big *kingdom.

endure ~ (A) ~ to keep on waiting, even if you are suffering.

enemy ~ (A) ~ person that wants to hurt or to attack.

enemy of Christ ~ (A) ~ false Christ, one who is completely against Christ.

entrance ~ (A) ~ where you go in to a building or through a gate.

envy ~ (A) ~ when someone is not happy about what someone else has. He wants it for himself.

ephah ~ (A) ~ they used an ephah to measure dry things; about 22 litres (5 gallons).

ephod ~ (A) ~ a beautiful bag that the leader of the *priests wore.

ephod ~ (A) ~ a kind of coat that *priests wore.

ephod ~ (B) ~ a type of coat that priests wore.

Ephraim ~ (B) ~ he was the grandson of Jacob. Then it became a name that people used for the Northern *Kingdom.

Ephrathites ~ (A) ~ people that lived in Bethlehem.

epilepsy ~ (B) ~ a disease that makes the person fall to the ground, sometimes with strange movements of the muscles.

Epiphany ~ (B) ~ appearing, showing.

epistle ~ (B) ~ a letter.

Esau ~ (A) ~ son of *Isaac and Rebecca. The brother of *Jacob. (See *Jew.)

escape ~ (A) ~ to get free.

eschatological ~ (A) ~ about the end of time, when Jesus returns to earth as king.

eternal ~ (A) ~ things that have always been and will always continue to be; a thing which has no beginning or end; a thing which never changes.

eternal ~ (A) ~ what has always been and always will be.

eternal ~ (B) ~ does not change, without beginning or end.

eternal ~ (B) ~ things that have always been and will continue for all time; a thing which has no beginning or end; a thing which never changes.

eternal life ~ (A) ~ a special and new life that a person starts when they accept Jesus. This new life will be with Jesus always.

eternal life ~ (B) ~ life of a new quality for those who believe in Jesus. This new life is to be with Jesus for ever.

eternity ~ (B) ~ the future life in heaven.

eternity ~ (B) ~ time without beginning or end.

eunuch ~ (A) ~ male servant who worked in the *palace.

evangelist ~ (A) ~ a person who tells people the good news of Jesus; a person who tells the good news of Christ because God is working in him.

evangelist ~ (B) ~ a person who tells people the good news of Jesus; a person whom God has made able to tell the good news of Christ.

ever ~ (B) ~ for all time and without end.

everlasting ~ (A) ~ things that continue for ever.

everlasting ~ (B) ~ things that continue for all time.

everlasting life ~ (A) ~ life for ever.

everyday ~ (A) ~ what happens every day, what is usual.

evil ~ (A) ~ bad; someone who does bad things.

evil ~ (A) ~ things or people that are very bad. There is nothing good in them.

evil ~ (A) ~ very bad. There is nothing good in it.

evil ~ (B) ~ wicked, bad, doing bad things.

exalted ~ (A) ~ to make very important; to fill with the good feeling of doing very well.

exalted ~ (B) ~ to make very important; to fill with the joy of success.

excuse ~ (A) ~ when you explain something you did or did not do.

exile ~ (A) ~ away from your own country.

exile ~ (A) ~ people that have to leave their own country, often for a long time; the times when the *Israelites went from their country (*Israel).

exile ~ (B) ~ a period when people cannot live in their own land. This period may be for many years.

exodus ~ (A) ~ when the *Israelites had to leave the land of Egypt.

exodus ~ (B) ~ a word used to refer to the time when God brought the people of *Israel out of *Egypt.

exodus ~ (B) ~ departure.

exodus ~ (B) ~ the departure of the *Israelites from the land of Egypt.

exodus ~ (B) ~ the going out, as the Israelites did from Egypt.

exorcise ~ (B) ~ to free from a devil.

faith ~ (A) ~ to believe in someone or something; to agree with God and do the things that God teaches.

faith ~ (A) ~ to believe in someone or something; to agree with, and do the things that God teaches; to do what God says even when it seems difficult; to be really sure about the things of God and Jesus his Son; to be sure that the Bible is true; ďthe faithĒ means the things that *Christians say are true about Jesus.

faith ~ (A) ~ to believe in someone or something; to be really sure about the things of God and Jesus his Son.

faith ~ (A) ~ to stand on Godís teaching, to follow his words even when they seem difficult.

faith ~ (A) ~ when we believe what God teaches.

faith ~ (A) ~ when we obey God even when it is difficult or dangerous.

faith ~ (B) ~ (1) belief or trust in; (2) the facts of Christian belief.

faith ~ (B) ~ (1) trust, (2) the facts about Jesus.

faith ~ (B) ~ means that a person trusts in Jesus and has a relationship with him.

faith ~ (B) ~ the things that Christians believe about Jesus.

faith ~ (B) ~ to believe and have confidence in someone or something; to agree with, and do the things that God teaches; to obey his commands even when they seem difficult; belief and trust in God and in Jesus his Son; belief that the Bible is true; ďthe faithĒ means the things that *Christians believe about Jesus.

faith ~ (B) ~ to trust someone or something; *belief and trust in God and in Jesus his Son; *belief that the Bible is true.

faithful ~ (A) ~ to be full of *faith and not moving from what you think is true.

faithful ~ (B) ~ to be full of *faith and standing firm.

faithful ~ (B) ~ you could have confidence in this man.

Fall ~ (A) ~ when for the first time *Adam did not obey God.

fall ~ (A) ~ when someone comes or goes down in body or *spirit.

false ~ (A) ~ something that is not true.

false ~ (B) ~ not true; not genuine.

family ~ (A) ~ family included father, mother and children; also grandfathers and those who had been born before them.

family tree ~ (A) ~ a list of your parents, grandparents and *descendants.

famine ~ (A) ~ time when food plants do not grow.

famine ~ (B) ~ a time when there is not enough food, so people become hungry.

fast ~ (A) ~ not to eat any food.

fast ~ (B) ~ to choose not to eat and drink for a time.

fate ~ your fate is what will happen to you; some people believe in a false god called Fate.

father ~ (A) ~ *Abraham is called Ďfatherí because all Godís people came from him.

father ~ (A) ~ someone from *Abraham that came before the *Jews that Paul talks about.

fear ~ (A) ~ what you feel when you are afraid.

feast ~ (A) ~ a meal to enjoy something good with friends.

feast ~ (A) ~ a time to eat and to drink good things.

feast ~ (A) ~ another word for *festival.

feast ~ (B) ~ a large meal to remember an event or person; a *religious ceremony.

feast ~ (B) ~ special meal; *religious ceremony.

Feast of Lights ~ (B) ~ a *Jewish *religious *festival. This was to remember the time they found oil for the lamp light in the *Temple. This was after the *Jews won back the Temple from the enemy.

Feast of Tabernacles ~ (B) ~ a *Jewish harvest *festival to remember Godís care for his people when they were in the desert.

feathers ~ (A) ~ soft, light things that cover a bird.

feet ~ (B) ~ the plural of foot (measure of length (feet and inches)).

fell ~ (A) ~ when someone comes or goes down in body or *spirit.

fellowship ~ (A) ~ when people are together and they want the same things.

fellowship ~ (B) ~ when we are very good friends with someone.

fertile ~ (A) ~ land where you can grow lots of plants for food is fertile.

festival ~ (A) ~ a happy party with much eating, drinking, singing and dancing.

festival ~ (B) ~ a holiday; a *feast; a big meal.

fever ~ (A) ~ if you have a fever, you are ill and very hot.

fever ~ (B) ~ illness making the body very hot.

fierce ~ (A) ~ very angry and cruel.

fig ~ (A) ~ a fruit that many people eat.

fig ~ (A) ~ kind of sweet fruit that grows on a tree.

fig tree ~ (A) ~ a tree with small fruits (figs).

fin ~ (A) ~ flat skin with bones that stands out from the sides of a fish.

firstborn ~ (B) ~ a title of Jesus as the first to rise from the dead. Then Christians are called Godís *firstborn children.

firstborn son ~ (A) ~ oldest son; or sometimes the most important son.

fisherman ~ (B) ~ someone who fishes.

fishermen ~ (A) ~ men whose job is to catch fish.

flag ~ (A) ~ a bit of cloth with a picture on it. People tie it to a long stick.

flag ~ (A) ~ material with signs on it. Each country has its own flag.

flock ~ (A) ~ a group of animals such as sheep.

flock ~ (B) ~ a number of sheep or birds; the people in a *church.

flood ~ (A) ~ deep water.

flute ~ (A) ~ you use your mouth to make music with a flute.

foam ~ (A) ~ water with lots of air in it, on the top of the water.

foam ~ (B) ~ to produce small bubbles.

foes ~ (A) ~ enemies.

follow ~ (A) ~ to accept someone as a guide.

fool ~ (A) ~ to make a fool of someone.

fool ~ (B) ~ to make a fool of someone.

foot ~ (A) ~ lowest part.

for ever ~ (A) ~ always.

forefather ~ (A) ~ someone who came before you and you came from them.

foreigner ~ (A) ~ someone who comes from another country.

foreskin ~ (A) ~ the skin that covers the end of the sex part of a boy or of a man.

forgive ~ (A) ~ if we show love/*mercy and do not remember *sin/bad things.

forgive ~ (A) ~ show love and *mercy and not remember bad things against someone; when God chooses not to remember the wrong things that we have done.

forgive ~ (A) ~ take away the results of *sin.

forgive ~ (A) ~ when someone stops being angry with another person who has done bad things.

forgive ~ (B) ~ to show pity and not to remember bad things; to set free from wrong things that we have done.

forgiveness ~ (A) ~ show love and *mercy and not remember bad things against someone; when God chooses not to remember the wrong things that we have done.

forgiveness ~ (A) ~ what you give people when you *forgive them.

forgiveness ~ (B) ~ to show pity and not to remember bad things; to set free from wrong things that we have done.

forgiveness ~ (B) ~ when someone *forgives us we say that we have received forgiveness.

fortress ~ (A) ~ a place where armies watch for their enemies.

foundation ~ (A) ~ the strong part in the ground that people build houses on.

fountain ~ (A) ~ a fountain has water that pushes up through a small hole.

fox ~ (A) ~ an animal like a dog, with a big tail.

free ~ (A) ~ nobody has tied you up; you are not in prison.

freedom ~ (A) ~ when a person is free, no-one has power over them.

frog ~ (A) ~ small animal with a wet skin and a big mouth, that lives in water and on land.

frost ~ (A) ~ cold white powder *like snow.

fruit ~ (A) ~ good things that the *Holy Spirit sends us or the good results of someoneís work.

furious ~ (A) ~ very, very angry.

fury ~ (A) ~ what you feel when you are very, very angry.

gall ~ (B) ~ a bitter liquid.

gallop ~ (A) ~ run like a horse.

gallows ~ (A) ~ high beams that people made from wood. They hung people on them until they were dead.

gallows ~ (A) ~ someone has made them out of wood. They hung people on them until they were dead.

gallows ~ (B) ~ a wooden structure. They hung people on it until they were dead.

gamble Ė dice ~ (B) ~ to play a game with numbers on a piece of wood, where the right number (on the wood) is the winner.

garbage ~ (A) ~ old bad food.

gatekeeper ~ (A) ~ a man who watches or is a *guard at the gates.

Gehenna ~ (B) ~ a place where they burned rubbish.

generation ~ (A) ~ the time between when a man is born and his child is born.

Gentile ~ (A) ~ person who is not a *Jew.

Gentiles ~ (A) ~ people who are not *Jews; people who do not know God; people from all countries.

Gentiles ~ (B) ~ people who are not *Jews; people who do not know God; people in all nations.

gentleness ~ (B) ~ to be kind and gentle; to be free from anger.

gerah ~ (A) ~ a very small weight.

Gethsemane ~ (B) ~ a garden on the slope of the Mountain of Olives in Jerusalem, where Judas *betrayed Jesus.

Gethsemane ~ (B) ~ a garden outside *Jerusalem where Jesus prayed before his death.

ghost ~ (B) ~ a *spirit.

Gittith ~ (A) ~ maybe music from a town they called Gath.

give glory ~ (A) ~ when someone tells God how great he is.

glad ~ (A) ~ happy.

glean ~ (A) ~ pick up what people leave.

glorify ~ (B) ~ to praise God.

glory ~ (A) ~ everything that makes God beautiful and great. It is like a bright light that is shining round God or Jesus.

glory ~ (A) ~ everything that makes God beautiful and great; like a great king; like a great/bright light from God or Jesus.

glory ~ (A) ~ great love and honour like the beautiful light round God. It can mean heaven.

glory ~ (A) ~ something that shines very much, maybe *heaven: God has glory because his *righteousness shines from inside him.

glory ~ (A) ~ the beautiful light round God. It shows how good and powerful he is.

glory ~ (B) ~ everything that makes God beautiful (lovely to look at) and great.

glory ~ (B) ~ great honour and beauty; splendid beauty.

glory ~ (B) ~ the power and great importance/greatness of God; great beauty and like a great king; a bright light that comes from God or Jesus.

Godís law ~ (A) ~ what God says in *scripture that we should or should not do.

Godís way ~ (A) ~ when someone obeys Godís rules.

godless ~ (A) ~ people who do not obey God, and who fight against him.

godless ~ (A) ~ to be without God; far away from God; someone who does not know or love God.

godless ~ (B) ~ a godless person is without God; or separate from God; someone who does not know God; someone who does not believe in, or care about God.

godliness ~ (B) ~ behaviour/the quality of a life that pleases God.

godly ~ (B) ~ behaviour/the quality of a life that pleases God.

gods ~ (B) ~ gods with a small Ďgí are all the false gods.

Golgotha ~ (B) ~ it means Skull Hill; *Calvary; [also see skull].

good news ~ (A) ~ the good news for everybody that God saves people from *sin through Jesus *Christ.

Good News ~ (A) ~ the message that Jesus came to save us from the results of *sin.

goodness ~ (A) ~ what makes people do good things.

Gospel ~ (A) ~ a book about the good news, the message that Jesus came to save us from the results of *sin.

Gospel ~ (A) ~ one of the four books at the beginning of the *New Testament - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

gospel ~ (A) ~ the good news for everybody that God saves people from the results of *sin by Jesus Christ; the good news of what Jesus has done for us by his life, death and raising from the dead; the message from God to us; the four books at the beginning of the *New Testament.

gospel ~ (B) ~ (1) The good news about Jesus (2) The record of Jesusí life in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

gospel ~ (B) ~ good news about Jesus. The message that Jesus came to save us from the results of *sin.

governor ~ (B) ~ a man who rules over part of a country.

grace ~ (A) ~ a gift of God that we cannot buy. He gives it because he loves us.

grace ~ (A) ~ a gift of God that we should not get because of the bad things that we have done; we cannot get grace by working for it; what God gives because he is so kind to us; the help and safe keeping from God.

grace ~ (A) ~ help that God gives to us. He gives us this help as a free gift. We cannot buy it. God gives it to us because he loves us.

grace ~ (A) ~ the good gifts that God gives to people who *trust in his *forgiveness.

grace ~ (A) ~ when someone (here God) is kind and *forgives when he does not have to forgive.

grace ~ (B) ~ a gift of God that we do not deserve and cannot earn; what God gives because he is generous; the help and protection coming from God.

grace ~ (B) ~ Godís generous free gift. Godís love that people do not deserve and cannot earn.

gracious ~ (A) ~ being kind when you do not have to be kind.

gracious ~ (B) ~ showing kindness.

grain ~ (A) ~ a hard seed that you can eat; or you can make it into bread.

grape ~ (A) ~ a fruit. People can make a drink that contains alcohol from grapes.

grape ~ (A) ~ a small, sweet fruit that people make a drink (*wine) from.

grape ~ (A) ~ fruit of a *vine (a plant that climbs). People can make *wine from grapes.

grape ~ (A) ~ the fruit of a plant called the *vine. People use them to make drink that has alcohol in it. The drink is *wine.

grapevine ~ (A) ~ a plant that climbs. It has small, sweet fruits called grapes.

grapevine ~ (A) ~ a plants that climbs. Its fruits are called *grapes.

grasshopper ~ (A) ~ a small *locust (sometimes it may also mean *locust).

grasshopper ~ (A) ~ insect.

grave ~ (A) ~ a hole in the ground where there is a dead person.

grave ~ (A) ~ a hole in the ground where they bury dead bodies.

grave ~ (A) ~ a place in the ground to put dead people.

greed ~ (A) ~ when you want too much of something that you do not really need.

greedy ~ (A) ~ greedy people want too much of something that they do not really need.

Greek ~ (A) ~ a language.

Greek ~ (B) ~ a person from Greece.

Greek ~ (B) ~ the language in which the authors wrote the *New Testament.

greetings ~ (A) ~ when a person says hello; when a person says nice things to another person or people.

guarantee ~ (B) ~ to make sure that something will be done; to make oneself responsible for something.

guard ~ (A) ~ a guard keeps things or places or people safe.

guard ~ (A) ~ to keep safe.

guide ~ (A) ~ to show someone the way.

guilt ~ (A) ~ when we have done wrong things (whether we know it or not!).

guilt ~ (A) ~ when we know that we have done wrong things and we feel bad about them.

guilt ~ (B) ~ a sense of shame and knowing the wrong things that we have done.

guilt ~ (B) ~ when we have done wrong things.

guilty ~ (A) ~ when we have done wrong things, we are guilty.

gum ~ (A) ~ sticky *liquid from some trees.

hail ~ (A) ~ ice in rain.

hallelujah ~ (A) ~ a *Hebrew word for giving *praise to God.

happiness ~ (A) ~ what we feel when we are happy.

harem ~ (A) ~ the part of the kingís big house where the kingís wives lived.

harlot ~ (A) ~ a woman that gives sex to men for money.

harp ~ (A) ~ an *instrument with lines across it. People pull the lines with their fingers to make music.

harp ~ (A) ~ you can make music with it.

harp ~ (A) ~ you use your fingers to make music with a harp.

harp ~ (B) ~ a musical instrument that has many strings.

harvest ~ (A) ~ the time when people pick all the fruits that are ready to eat/use. It may also be the fruits themselves.

harvester ~ (A) ~ person who picks the plants and fruits.

hate ~ (A) ~ not to like a person at all. Not to love someone.

hate ~ (A) ~ not to like at all; to want to hurt someone.

hate ~ (A) ~ not to like someone; to want bad things to happen to them.

hate ~ (A) ~ to have no love; to want to hurt people.

hate ~ (A) ~ to strongly or completely not like something or someone. To hate is the opposite of when you love something or someone.

hate ~ (B) ~ to not like someone, but a stronger feeling than that.

headquarters ~ (B) ~ main office.

heal ~ (A) ~ make someone well.

heal ~ (B) ~ to cure.

healing ~ (B) ~ an act that cures or heals; getting well.

healthy ~ (A) ~ having good health.

heap ~ (A) ~ a lot of things on top of each other.

heathen ~ (B) ~ the *Israelites gave this name to the nations (especially the *Philistines) that did not *worship the God of *Israel.

heaven ~ (A) ~ the home of God.

heaven ~ (A) ~ the place where believers will live with Jesus, after they die.

heaven ~ (A) ~ the place where God and Christ are; the future home of the people who know God; the place where people will always be happy and without troubles; the place where God lives and rules; the place where people who really know God and Jesus will go after they die; the sky.

heaven ~ (A) ~ the place where God lives and rules.

heaven ~ (A) ~ the place where people who believe in God will live with Jesus after they die. It is God's home.

heaven ~ (B) ~ the place where God and Christ are. The future home of the people who know God; the place of happiness and peace where God lives and rules; the place where people who really know God and Jesus will go after they die; the sky.

heavenly ~ (B) ~ in or about heaven.

heavens ~ (A) ~ the skies or the home of God.

heavens ~ (B) ~ sometimes another word for the sky.

Hebrew ~ (A) ~ also called Jew, or Israelite. They are God's people who lived in Israel.

Hebrew ~ (A) ~ the language of *Jewish people; a Hebrew is a *Jewish or *Israelite person.

Hebrew ~ (A) ~ the language that the *Jews spoke when they wrote the Psalms of David.

Hebrew ~ (A) ~ the language that the *Jews spoke.

Hebrew ~ (B) ~ a Jewish or Israelite person. The language of the Jewish people.

Hebrews ~ (B) ~ a book in the *New Testament; the *Jewish people.

heir ~ (A) ~ a person who *inherits something.

heir ~ (B) ~ a person who will own the property or position when the present owner dies.

hell ~ (A) ~ a place where people are not happy, and a long way from God; always separate from God; the place where people who do not know God go after death.

hell ~ (B) ~ a place where people are not happy, always separated from God; the place or state of punishment of the wicked after death.

hell ~ (B) ~ place of punishment of the guilty.

helmet ~ (B) ~ the special hat that a soldier wears to protect the head.

helper ~ (A) ~ a person who helps other people.

herald ~ (B) ~ one who declares the arrival of an important person.

herbs ~ (B) ~ different types of plants useful for cooking or medicine.

herdsman ~ (A) ~ a man who keep cows and other animals safe.

high place ~ (A) ~ place for *worshipping false gods. These places were usually on hills and mountains.

high place ~ (B) ~ place for praising and *worshipping false gods. These places were usually on hills and mountains.

high priest ~ (A) ~ the most important *priest in the *temple.

High Priest ~ (B) ~ the most important priest in the *Jewish temple (a place where *Jews met God).

hin ~ (A) ~ they used a hin to measure things; about 4 litres (1 gallon).

hinder ~ (A) ~ to make it *difficult for someone to do something.

history ~ (A) ~ when someone records past events, we say that they have written history.

Hittite ~ (A) ~ one of a group of people who had lived in Canaan before the *Jews lived there.

Hivite ~ (A) ~ one of a group of people who had lived in Canaan before the *Jews lived there.

hole ~ (A) ~ an opening in the ground.

holiness ~ (A) ~ something that is very good; in Psalm 87, a place where God is.

holiness ~ (A) ~ what God is like; different and better than all other things; all good with no bad in it; a thing that God has; separate from *sin, clean.

holiness ~ (B) ~ description of God, Godís character; set apart, perfect, wonderful; completely good, with nothing bad in it; belonging to God; separate from *sin, pure, clean.

holy *angel ~ (A) ~ the holy angels live with God in *heaven.

holy *angels ~ (A) ~ they live with God in *heaven.

holy ~ (A) ~ all good with nothing bad in it; separate from *sin.

holy ~ (A) ~ to be good and to be like God. Only God is holy. He is too clean to touch.

holy ~ (A) ~ to be good inside and live as Godís servant.

holy ~ (A) ~ very, very good; only God is really holy; the land where he lives with his people is also holy because he is there.

holy ~ (A) ~ what God is like; different and better than all other things; all good with nothing bad in it; a thing that God has; separate from *sin, clean.

holy ~ (B) ~ description of God, Godís character; set apart, perfect, wonderful; completely good, with nothing bad in it; belonging to God; separate from *sin, pure, clean.

holy land ~ (A) ~ the land of Israel.

Holy One ~ (A) ~ *Messiah, Jesus.

Holy Scripture ~ (A) ~ the book of Godís words. Also called the Bible.

Holy Spirit ~ (A) ~ Godís *Spirit that Jesus sent to help people. We cannot see him but he is there.

Holy Spirit ~ (A) ~ Godís *Spirit that Jesus sent to help people; another name for God; also called the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ and the Spirit that helps us; the Holy Spirit is a person, but not human as we are; he lives and works for God; he is God, equal with God the Father and with God the *Son; equal and joined with God and Christ, he does the work of God among the people in the world.

Holy Spirit ~ (A) ~ one person of the three persons who are the one God. He comes to help Christians to become more like God. We cannot see him. He can give people the power to do what God wants.

Holy Spirit ~ (A) ~ the Holy Spirit is God, even as Jesus and the Father are God. But there are not three Gods. The Bible teaches that there is only one God.

Holy Spirit ~ (B) ~ Godís *Spirit that Jesus sent to help people; another name for God; also called the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ and the one who comforts; the Holy Spirit is a person, but not human as we are; he lives and works for God; he is God, equal with God the Father and with God the *Son; equal and joined with God and Christ, he does the work of God among the people in the world.

Holy Spirit ~ (B) ~ The Holy Spirit does Godís work among people in the world. The Holy Spirit is God, even as Jesus and the Father are God. But there are not three Gods. The Bible teaches that there is only one God.

homer ~ (A) ~ 10 *ephahs; they used a homer to measure dry things; about 220 litres (40 gallons).

honest ~ (A) ~ sometimes it means someone who speaks only true words; but sometimes it means people who are fair; honest people do not rob other people.

honey ~ (A) ~ a special sugar that insects called bees make.

honour ~ (A) ~ to give an important place to someone; to think that they are special.

honour ~ (A) ~ when people see someone as great and good.

honour ~ (A) ~ when you say that somebody is very good.

honour ~ (B) ~ to show respect.

hoot ~ (A) ~ make a noise like an *owl.

hope ~ (A) ~ keep on looking for something good.

hope ~ (A) ~ to look for a future thing that God has promised.

hope ~ (A) ~ to look for something good to happen.

hope ~ (A) ~ to look towards something that God has promised and to think that it will happen.

hope ~ (B) ~ to expect something that God has promised.

horn ~ (A) ~ a hard bone on an animalís head; it shows that it is strong; a thing like a pointed stick that grows on the top of some animalsí heads, like cows and some sheep.

horn ~ (B) ~ a hard bone that sticks out from the heads of some animals. Goats, cows and sheep often have horns.

horn ~ (B) ~ a musical instrument; you use your mouth to blow into it.

horse ~ (A) ~ animal as big as a cow. People can ride on its back.

horseman ~ (A) ~ person who rides a horse.

Hosanna ~ (B) ~ a word to praise God. It means Ďwe want God to save usí.

Hosea ~ (A) ~ a *prophet of God.

hotel ~ (A) ~ house for travellers to rest, sleep and buy food.

house of God ~ (B) ~ a special building for the *worship of God. The *Jews had one in Jerusalem for the *worship of the true God.

household ~ (A) ~ your household means everyone who lives with you. They do not have to be your family.

huge ~ (A) ~ very, very large.

human ~ (A) ~ a person, not an animal or anything else that is alive.

human ~ (B) ~ human person.

human being ~ (B) ~ a human person.

humanity ~ (B) ~ human person(s).

humans ~ (A) ~ people, not animals or anything else that is alive.

humans ~ (B) ~ people.

humble ~ (A) ~ not *proud.

humility ~ (B) ~ being humble.

husk ~ (B) ~ dry covering of grain.

hymn ~ (A) ~ song that shows our love for God, some are in the book of *Psalms and in the Bible.

hymn ~ (B) ~ song praising God, like those in the book of *Psalms and in the Bible.

hymn ~ (B) ~ song to praise God.

hypocrite ~ (A) ~ hypocrites are bad people. They try to make other people think that they are good.

hypocrite ~ (B) ~ someone who pretends.

hyssop ~ (B) ~ a small bush that the *Israelites used with the blood of sacrifices.

hyssop ~ (B) ~ a sweet smelling plant with blue flowers.

idiom ~ (B) ~ when we use a word to mean something different from what it usually means.

idol ~ (A) ~ a false god that people made out of wood or stone or metal.

idol ~ (A) ~ a thing of wood, stone or metal that people *pray to, when they should *worship God; a picture of a person or thing that people show the love that they should show to God; a false god; something that we love when we should love God the best.

idol ~ (A) ~ a thing that people make out of wood, stone or metal. It is like a man or a god. People *worship it and they pray to it. But nobody should do this.

idol ~ (A) ~ anything that people *worship when they should worship God.

idol ~ (A) ~ something that we love when we should love God.

idol ~ (B) ~ an object that people made out of wood, stone or metal for people to *worship instead of the real God; an image of a person or object that people *worship instead of God; a false god; something that we love more than God and put in his place.

idol ~ (B) ~ something that a person makes to *worship as a god.

image ~ (A) ~ something that people made to be like a living thing. They made it out of wood, stone, metal or other material.

in danger ~ (A) ~ when a person is where there is danger.

in pieces ~ (A) ~ many small bits.

in secret ~ (A) ~ in a secret place, so few people know about it.

in their debt ~ (A) ~ when people should give thanks to other people who have done good things for them.

incarnation ~ (A) ~ God in Jesus Christ becoming a man; the time that Christ had a manís body.

incense ~ (A) ~ something that gives a nice smell when it burns; the *Jews used it to show love to God in the *temple in Jerusalem.

incense ~ (B) ~ something that gives a sweet smell when it burns; the *Jews used it to praise God at the *temple in Jerusalem.

incense ~ (B) ~ something/a substance that gives a sweet smell when it burns; the priest burned it to praise God in the *temple.

incense ~ (B) ~ substance that people burned in *religious ceremonies.

incense ~ (B) ~ sweet smelling substance that people burn in *religious ceremonies.

indecent ~ (A) ~ this means things that are not good or right or when people do these things.

inherit ~ (A) ~ to have something as a gift from someone who has died. God gives us gifts, but he has not died!.

inheritance ~ (A) ~ what a person gives for you to have when that person dies. We use the word for that gift when it becomes yours. We also use it for a gift that will be yours at a later date.

inheritance ~ (B) ~ a legal giving of property after death; what will become ours after the death of the present owner. We use the word for that gift when it becomes yours. We also use it for a gift that will be yours at a later date.

inn ~ (A) ~ an inn is a house. People who are travelling can rest there for the night. There would be rooms to sleep in. The people could buy food there.

inn ~ (B) ~ place that provides food and shelter for travellers.

instrument ~ (A) ~ something that people use to make music.

insult ~ (A) ~ if you insult someone, you say bad things about them.

introduction ~ (B) ~ the first section of a book. The introduction contains information that explains the contents of the book.

invisible ~ (A) ~ something that you cannot see.

Isaac ~ (A) ~ *Abraham and *Sarahís son (see Jew).

Israel ~ (A) ~ God gave Jacob the name of Israel; Israel is all the people born of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their children; Israel is the group of people that God chose; that part of the land that God gave to the people of Israel where a king of the north ruled; all the people that are *Jews and speak *Hebrew.

Israel ~ (A) ~ name of the country that God gave to Jacob (Israel) and to his family.

Israel ~ (A) ~ the home country of the *Jews. God gave *Jacob the new name, *Israel. The children of *Israel are *Jews or *Israelites.

Israel ~ (B) ~ God changed the name of Jacob to *Israel (Genesis 35). The sons of Jacob were the beginning of the nation of *Israel. The land that God promised to them is the land of *Israel.

Israel ~ (B) ~ God gave Jacob the name of Israel; Israel is all the people from the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Israel is the group of people God chose; the part of the land that God gave to the people of Israel where a king of the north ruled; the nation of the *Jews and those who speak *Hebrew.

Israel ~ (B) ~ the entire nation that belonged to the families of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. After the death of King Solomon, the nation split into two. The northern part became a separate country, called Israel. Then, the inhabitants were called *Israelites.

Israelite ~ (A) ~ a *Jewish person.

Israelite ~ (A) ~ Israelites are the same as Hebrews and Jews. They are the people of Israel.

Israelite ~ (A) ~ one of the people of *Israel; someone who speaks *Hebrew; a *Jew who lives in Israel.

Israelite ~ (A) ~ someone living in Israel, a son of Jacob.

Israelites ~ (A) ~ people living in Israel, sons of Jacob.

Israelites ~ (A) ~ the people of *Israel; people who speak *Hebrew; the people who are *Jews and live in Israel.

Israelites ~ (A) ~ the same as Hebrews and Jews. They are the people of Israel.

Israelites ~ (B) ~ the people from the country called *Israel. But the word is sometimes used to mean the people who came from the country called *Judah too.

Italy ~ (B) ~ a country.

ivory ~ (A) ~ white, like bone; something that people have made from the teeth of an animal called an elephant.

Jacob ~ (A) ~ another name for Israel, both the people and the land. (Jacob was Abrahamís grandson).

Jacob ~ (A) ~ the man who was also called *Israel. From his 12 sons came the *tribes of *Israel.

javelin ~ (A) ~ a *sword that soldiers threw at enemies; it had a sharp point at one end.

jealous ~ (A) ~ to feel that someone else has more than you and you want what he has.

jealous ~ (A) ~ what you feel when someone else loves the person that you love.

jealousy ~ (A) ~ what you feel when you are jealous.

jealousy ~ (B) ~ a feeling of spite against another person; a desire to possess something owned by someone else.

Jebusite ~ (A) ~ one of a group of people who had lived in Canaan before the *Jews lived there.

Jehovah ~ (A) ~ how some languages say *Yahweh, one of the names of God in *Hebrew.

Jehovah ~ (B) ~ a special name for God. This name means that God is always God. And it reminds us about the special relationship between God and his people.

Jericho ~ (B) ~ a city; the *Israelites destroyed it when they came into the land that God had promised them (Joshua 6).

Jerusalem ~ (A) ~ the capital city of *Israel; the *temple of God was there.

Jesse ~ (A) ~ the *father of King *David.

Jesus ~ (A) ~ God gave this name to his Son, it means Ďhe will saveí.

Jew ~ (A) ~ a person of the same big family and country as Jesus.

Jew ~ (A) ~ a person who is born from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their children; a person who has the *faith of the *Jews, called Judaism.

Jew ~ (B) ~ *descendant of Abraham.

Jew ~ (B) ~ a person who is from the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; a person who believes the *faith of the Jews, called Judaism.

Jew ~ (B) ~ a person who was born from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their children. It is also a name for one of the people of *Israel.

jewellery ~ (B) ~ things that people wear to make them more beautiful.

Jewish ~ (A) ~ a word that describes a *Jew or anything that is a *Jewís.

Jewish ~ (B) ~ a person who is from the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; a person who believes the *faith of the Jews. It is also a name for the people of *Israel.

Jews ~ (B) ~ all the people from the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Or, just the people from the country called *Judah.

Joseph ~ (A) ~ sometimes another name for the people Israel. (Joseph was Jacobís son.)

joy ~ (A) ~ when people are happy because of what God has done for them.

jubilee ~ (A) ~ every 50th year; the people made their *Jewish slaves free. And people gave land back to the person who had sold it.

Judah ~ (A) ~ a part of the country of Godís people.

Judah ~ (B) ~ one of the 12 sons of Jacob (*Israel). It was from his family that the *Messiah was to come. When the nation of *Israel split, 10 of the 12 *tribes became *Israel and 2 of the 12 *tribes became Judah.

Judah ~ (B) ~ the south part of the nation that belonged to the families of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. After the death of King Solomon, the nation split into two, and Judah became a separate country. Then, the inhabitants were called *Jews. Judah was also the name of a son of Jacob. God gave the region called Judah to this manís (Judahís) descendants.

Judaisers ~ (B) ~ Jews who wanted non-Jews to obey their laws.

Judaism ~ (B) ~ the religion of the *Jews.

Judea ~ (A) ~ a part of the country where the *Jews lived.

Judea ~ (A) ~ the country of the Jews.

judge ~ (A) ~ a person who must say if another person is good or bad. A person who says what is right or wrong/what is fair.

judge ~ (A) ~ one of the leaders of Judah after Moses and before Saul.

judge ~ (A) ~ person who can say what or who is right.

judge ~ (A) ~ person with authority to say what is good or bad.

judge ~ (A) ~ say who is right or wrong; or, the person that says who is right or wrong.

judge ~ (A) ~ to say about other people whether they are good or not.

judge ~ (A) ~ to say whether something is good or bad/right or wrong/fair.

judge ~ (B) ~ one of the leaders of Israel; they tried to govern as God directed them.

judge ~ (B) ~ to check if someone has done good or bad; the person who checks if a person has done good or bad.

judge ~ (B) ~ to decide what is good or bad.

judge ~ (B) ~ to hear and think about; to decide on or form an opinion on.

judge ~ (B) ~ to say about other people whether they are good or not.

judgement ~ (A) ~ when God says what is good or bad; when someone says if another person is good or bad; when people are told by God or Christ if they are good or bad.

judgement ~ (B) ~ when God says what is right or wrong; when somebody says who is right or wrong; when people are put on test by God or Christ.

judgement seat ~ (B) ~ a place for judges to sit when they are hearing a case in court.

juice ~ (A) ~ it comes from fruit when you push it against something hard. You can drink it.

justice ~ (A) ~ when things are completely fair; the correct thing that God does with all that he has made.

justice ~ (B) ~ the quality of being completely fair, and being right; the way that God is right in dealing with all that he has made.

justification ~ (A) ~ to say that someone is now put right with God; this is because of what God has done. God does it when we say that all things about Jesus are true.

justification ~ (B) ~ to declare that God has accepted someone. God does this at the moment when he saves us when we trust Jesus; the state when God has put us right.

justified ~ (A) ~ to be made right with God through the death and return to life of Jesus Christ; to say someone is right with God.

justified ~ (B) ~ to be made right with God through the death and return to life of Jesus Christ; to declare that God has accepted someone.

justify ~ (B) ~ the act of God when he says that he sees us as good. He says this at the moment when he *saves us. This is the moment when we trust Jesus.

keep a promise ~ (A) ~ do what you promised to do.

keeper ~ (A) ~ the keeper of a prison keeps the people in prison safe. They cannot get out of the prison.

King David ~ (A) ~ a man of God who was a King of *Israel.

kingdom ~ (A) ~ a kingdom is where a king rules. God is the King of all *Christians and all *Christians are in his Kingdom.

kingdom ~ (A) ~ a place or country that a king rules. (God is the king of kings Ė we look forward to his coming kingdom).

kingdom ~ (A) ~ where a king rules; a land where a king rules; the kingdom of God is where God rules.

kingdom ~ (B) ~ people that a king rules; the people who accept the rule of a king.

kingdom ~ (B) ~ the place or territory or land where a king rules; where God rules as king.

kingdom of light ~ (B) ~ Godís *kingdom.

kneel ~ (A) ~ to go on the knees, in *prayer or to show that you want to obey a person.

knowledge ~ (B) ~ (1) when someone knows facts about a person or thing (2) when someone knows a person by having a relationship with them.

lamb ~ (A) ~ a young sheep.

lamb ~ (B) ~ a young sheep; a young member of a *church.

Lamb of God ~ (A) ~ Jesus is called the Lamb of God; this shows that Jesus died for us. So God can *forgive the bad things that we do.

Lamb of God ~ (B) ~ name that God gave to Jesus; it describes how people killed him and that he died for us; this was to make it possible for God to forgive the bad things that we do.

lame ~ (A) ~ cannot walk easily/well.

lamp ~ (A) ~ a light that burns oil.

lamp ~ (A) ~ something that contains burning oil. It gives light.

lampstand ~ (A) ~ thing that holds a light.

laugh at ~ (A) ~ laugh against someone to make him feel bad.

law ~ (A) ~ rules that a person in authority gives.

law ~ (A) ~ rules to stop people hurting each other.

law ~ (A) ~ the rules in a country. In Psalm 78, the rules in the first 5 books of the Bible.

Law ~ (A) ~ the rules that God gave to Moses for the *Jews.

law ~ (A) ~ the rules that God or rulers make.

law ~ (B) ~ rules to obey.

law in my body ~ (A) ~ the *law of *sin (see law of sin) in my body.

law of faith ~ (A) ~ the duty that we have to have *faith in God. This gives us *peace.

law of sin ~ (A) ~ my rules from my old human *nature that are against Godís rules.

law of the spirit ~ (A) ~ the rules that the *Holy *Spirit wants us to obey in our lives.

law of works ~ (A) ~ the duty that we have to do good things; but they do not give us *peace with God.

law-court ~ (A) ~ a place where *judges or other people decide what is fair. The laws (rules) of the country tell them what is bad or good.

law-court ~ (A) ~ a place where *judges/people decide what is fair. The laws (rules) of the country tell them what is bad or good.

lawless ~ (B) ~ taking no notice of laws.

laws ~ (A) ~ the rules in a country. In Psalm 78, the rules in the first 5 books of the Bible.

leavened ~ (B) ~ bread made with *yeast.

leech ~ (A) ~ little animal that drinks blood.

lees ~ (A) ~ the dirt that falls under the *wine when people make *wine.

leper ~ (B) ~ someone with a nasty skin disease.

leprosy ~ (A) ~ a very bad illness. It is an illness of the skin and bones. Other people would not talk to people who had leprosy. They called them dirty. People with leprosy could not live inside a town. They lived outside the town away from other people. To make them clean means to make them well again.

leprosy ~ (B) ~ serious disease of the skin.

Leviathan ~ (A) ~ a sea-*monster.

levirate ~ (A) ~ a law about marriage.

Levite ~ (A) ~ A person from the *tribe of Levi. God chose them to *serve him in his *temple.

Levite ~ (A) ~ a person from the *tribe of Levi. God chose them to work for him in his *temple.

Levite ~ (B) ~ one of the twelve families of *Israel; they acted as assistants to the priests in the *Temple.

Levites ~ (B) ~ one of the twelve families of *Israel; they acted as assistants to the priests in the *Temple.

Levites ~ (B) ~ the people of one of the 12 families of *Israel; they acted as assistants to the priests in the *temple.

liar ~ (A) ~ person who says something that is false.

liar ~ (B) ~ a person who does not speak the truth.

lice ~ (A) ~ small insects that can carry illnesses to people.

lie ~ (A) ~ say words that are not true.

lie ~ (A) ~ something that someone says that is not true.

lie ~ (A) ~ to say something that is false.

lies ~ (A) ~ words that are not true.

lifetime ~ (A) ~ as long as someone lives.

light ~ (A) ~ to make a fire.

lightning ~ (A) ~ narrow lines of light in the sky during a storm.

lightning ~ (A) ~ the bright light that happens during a storm.

like ~ (A) ~ another word for Ďasí.

lily ~ (A) ~ a flower.

linen ~ (B) ~ a type of material that is like cotton. Linen is a very good quality material.

link ~ (A) ~ something that *joins people or things together.

lion ~ (A) ~ a big, wild animal (like a cat) that can kill a man. A big wild cat that kills other animals and eats them.

lioness ~ (A) ~ a female *lion.

liquid ~ (A) ~ as water.

liquid ~ (A) ~ not *solid, like water.

live in God ~ (A) ~ have Godís life in you. Be *united with God.

livestock ~ (A) ~ animals that are not wild. Livestock usually live in a village or farm. They live near people, and people feed them.

lizard ~ (A) ~ small animals that eat insects.

lock ~ (A) ~ something that fastens something else and keeps it shut.

locust ~ (A) ~ an insect that eats all the green parts of plants.

locust ~ (A) ~ large insects that eat everything that is in front of them.

look after ~ (A) ~ be kind to.

Lord ~ (A) ~ a name for God; it means that he has authority, or Ďmasterí; *Adonai in *Hebrew. Look also at *LORD below.

Lord ~ (A) ~ a name that we call God or Jesus; we call God or Jesus Lord when we obey them.

LORD ~ (A) ~ a special name for God that his people use. He will do what he has promised them. That is what this name means.

LORD ~ (A) ~ a special name for God that his people use. It is the *covenant name of God. In *Hebrew it is *Yahweh or *Jehovah. Look after Psalm 25 in Book 1 of the Psalms of David for more about the names of God.

Lord ~ (A) ~ someone who rules or is a master. God is the Lord who rules everyone.

lord ~ (A) ~ someone with authority.

Lord ~ (A) ~ the name for God or Jesus in the Bible, it means that he is above all other things; a name that we use for Jesus; we use it when we obey him; someone with authority.

LORD ~ (A) ~ the special name that God gave for himself to the *Jews in the *Old Testament. Do not confuse it with ĎLordí. Lord can be a word for any person that we obey. These are two completely different *Hebrew words. But people who spoke *Greek used the same word for both. People called Jesus Lord. It could have meant that they wanted to obey him. But they might have meant that Jesus was God.

Lord ~ (B) ~ a title for God to show that he is over all. But sometimes we translate *Jehovah as ĎLordí.

Lord ~ (B) ~ a title for God, or Jesus, to show that he is over all.

Lord ~ (B) ~ master, ruler, God.

LORD ~ (B) ~ the special name that God gave himself to the *Jews in the *Old Testament. Do not confuse it with ĎLordí, which can be a word of respect for any person. These are two completely different *Hebrew words. Unfortunately, people who spoke *Greek used the same word for both. So, when people called Jesus Lord, it could have been a word of respect. But they might have meant that Jesus was God.

Lord Almighty ~ (A) ~ the *Lord of everything, more powerful than everything; God who has all authority.

lot ~ (A) ~ people used it to find what people or things God had chosen.

lot ~ (A) ~ something that people use to find an answer.

lot ~ (B) ~ means of reaching a fair decision.

lots ~ (B) ~ a method that seems to choose something by chance. But people would pray about the decision. They asked God to control the lots. And they believed that the decision came from God.

lots ~ (B) ~ a set of objects by which to choose something by chance.

loudly ~ (A) ~ with a loud voice.

love feasts ~ (A) ~ love feasts were meetings of Christians many years ago. At these meetings, they ate together to show their love for each other.

love feasts ~ (B) ~ meetings of Christians when they ate together as a sign of their love for each other. Everyone brought something to eat and shared what they had.

love feasts ~ (B) ~ meetings of Christians where they shared food and drink.

lover ~ (A) ~ someone who has sex with a person.

loyalty ~ (A) ~ being a friend, or a servant and not stopping, whatever happens.

lyre ~ (A) ~ you can make music with it.

Macedonia ~ (B) ~ the northern part of present day *Greece; see *Achaia.

magic ~ (A) ~ to cause strange things to happen that surprise people. These things are not usual. Magic is very bad and it is not from God. When people cause bad *spirits to do things for them. The *spirits do things that people cannot usually do.

magician ~ (A) ~ someone who causes strange things to happen to surprise people. These things are not usual. He has to use a gift that is not from his own body to do them. This gift is very bad and is not from God.

magician ~ (B) ~ someone who seems to do something that is impossible. Such practices were part of many ancient religions. Kings often chose magicians to be their advisers. But the Bible teaches that such magic does not come from God. Any powers that magicians may have, come from evil spirits.

mahalath leannoth ~ (A) ~ maybe it means Ďwhen you are illí in *Hebrew. Bible students are not sure.

majesty ~ (B) ~ splendid royal power.

maker ~ (A) ~ someone who makes something.

malaria ~ (B) ~ a disease that causes a person to be ill and very hot. Insects (mosquitoes) carry it.

manna ~ (A) ~ food from *heaven. It is *like bread. The word Ďmannaí is *Hebrew for ĎWhat is it?í This is because the *Jews did not know what God had sent them.

manna ~ (A) ~ food from God. It came down from the sky. It was like bread.

manna ~ (B) ~ the food that God gave to the *Israelites.

manuscript ~ (B) ~ important written record.

Mara ~ (A) ~ a *Hebrew word that means Ď*bitterí.

marriage ~ (A) ~ when two people love each other so that they marry.

married ~ (A) ~ a person that has a husband or wife.

martyr ~ (B) ~ a person who is ready to die for their beliefs.

martyr ~ (B) ~ a person whom enemies kill, because of what he or she believes about Jesus.

maskil ~ (A) ~ a psalm that teaches you something.

mature ~ (A) ~ grown up.

may ~ (A) ~ I (or we) pray that.

mediator ~ (B) ~ the agent who makes peace between persons. Jesus is the *mediator between God and *humanity. As *mediator he made the new agreement with God for *humanity.

medium ~ (B) ~ this person (usually a woman) said that she could contact the spirits of dead people.

meek ~ (B) ~ strong but humble.

melt ~ (A) ~ become soft and *liquid.

melt ~ (A) ~ become soft and like water.

merchant ~ (A) ~ someone who buys things and sells them to other people.

merciful ~ (A) ~ a merciful person gives help to those that are in need or difficulty; God is merciful when he does good things for us; how God loves all that he has made; a merciful person is kind to bad people.

merciful ~ (B) ~ a merciful person gives help to those who are in need or difficulty; God is merciful when he forgives people; how God is good and kind; how God has pity towards all that he has made; a merciful person is kind to bad people.

mercy ~ (A) ~ Godís love to all people; when he does not remember the bad things that we do.

mercy ~ (A) ~ help to those who are in need or difficulty; the love that God has when he makes us good; Godís love and the good things that he does; the feeling of love that God has towards all that he has made; being kind to bad people.

mercy ~ (A) ~ to be kind to bad people.

mercy ~ (A) ~ to be kind when you do not have to be kind.

mercy ~ (A) ~ when we are kind and help a person who does wrong; we do it to show that God loves them.

mercy ~ (B) ~ Godís love and goodness.

mercy ~ (B) ~ the love that God shows when he forgives.

messenger ~ (A) ~ person who has something to tell other people.

messenger ~ (B) ~ a person who brings messages.

Messiah ~ (A) ~ in the *Old Testament, the *anointed king. In the *New Testament, Jesus. The word messiah is *Hebrew for *anointed.

Messiah ~ (A) ~ the special servant of God; the name that God chose for Jesus. It means the person whom God sent to save people from their *sin and be their king; the only person who can put us right with God; God promised the Jews that the Messiah would save them and be their king; they did not believe that Jesus was the Messiah when he came; Jews are still waiting for a Messiah; the person who will come again to rule in Godís *kingdom for ever; Godís *anointed person; *Christ is the Greek word for Messiah.

Messiah ~ (B) ~ a name for Jesus Christ; it means the person whom God sent to save people from his anger because of their bad ways.

Messiah ~ (B) ~ a special servant of God; a name for Jesus Christ; it means the person whom God sent; he sent him to save us from the anger of God because of our bad ways; the only person who can put people right with God; the man who will come again to rule over Godís *kingdom; Godís *anointed man.

Messiah ~ (B) ~ one who saves the people, the ĎChristí.

Messiah ~ (B) ~ the *Jews' word for the king that God would send to rescue them.

Messiah ~ (B) ~ the special servant of God, the name that God chose for Jesus Christ. The person whom God sent to save his people from their *sins. God promised the *Jews that Messiah would come. Jesus is that Messiah but most *Jews still do not believe it.

Messiah ~ (B) ~ the special servant of God, the name that God chose for Jesus Christ. It means the person whom God sent to save people from Godís anger against their *sin and to be their king; the only one who can put people right with God; God promised the Jews that the Messiah would save them and be their king; they did not believe that Jesus was the Messiah when he came; Jews are still waiting for a Messiah; the one who will come again to rule over Godís *kingdom for ever; Godís *anointed one; *Christ is the Greek word for Messiah.

Midian ~ (B) ~ a nation that fought against *Israel.

Midianite ~ (B) ~ person from the land of *Midian.

mildew ~ (A) ~ when material is wet or bad, mildew can grow on it. It destroys the material.

mile ~ (B) ~ a unit of distance equal to 5280 feet.

mind ~ (A) ~ to do careful work with something.

mind ~ (B) ~ to do careful work with something.

minister [see also pastor] ~ (B) ~ a man whom God called to take care of, and serve, the *church; a *priest, an *angel and other people who serve God by doing the tasks that he gives them to do.

minister ~ (A) ~ a man whom God chose to look after, and to work in, the *church; a *priest, an *angel or other people who help God by doing the work that he gives them to do [see also pastor].

minister ~ (B) ~ one who serves; the leader of a church; one who takes the *gospel to other people.

ministry ~ (B) ~ service or work connected with religion.

miracle ~ (A) ~ a great thing that can only happen by Godís *power.

miracle ~ (A) ~ a great thing that God does; a great thing that shows that a person brings a message from God.

miracle ~ (A) ~ a great thing that only God can do.

miracle ~ (B) ~ a wonderful work that God does by his power; a wonderful thing which shows that a personís message is from God.

miracle ~ (B) ~ an event that seems to be against the usual laws of nature.

miraculous ~ (B) ~ wonderful works that God does by his power; a wonderful thing that happens and shows that it is true that a person brings a message from God.

missionary ~ (B) ~ a person who goes to another country to tell people about Jesus.

mistress ~ (A) ~ a woman who has authority over someone.

Moabite ~ (B) ~ a person from the country called Moab; or anything with a relationship to Moab.

mock ~ (B) ~ laugh in a bad way at something.

monster ~ (A) ~ a very large animal.

Moses ~ (A) ~ a man of God who gave Godís rules to the people.

Most High ~ (A) ~ a name for God.

moth ~ (A) ~ an insect that flies; its babies eat clothes.

mother-in-law ~ (A) ~ the mother of your husband or wife.

mould ~ (A) ~ something that grows on cloth and destroys it.

mouldy ~ (A) ~ something that grows on cloth and destroys it.

mount ~ (A) ~ a short word for mountain; small mountain.

mud ~ (A) ~ dirt and water mixed.

murderer ~ (A) ~ someone who has killed a person.

murderer ~ (B) ~ one who murders.

musical instrument ~ (A) ~ something that makes music when you hit it (cymbals, drum), blow in it (flute, trumpet, horn, shofar) or touch it in a quiet way (harp, lyre). Many of these are in Psalm 150 in Book 5 of The Psalms of David.

musician ~ (A) ~ person who makes music. They sing, or play *musical instruments.

mustard seed ~ (B) ~ a very small seed.

muzzle ~ (B) ~ to stop someone from speaking.

myrrh ~ (B) ~ a sticky substance from a plant used as a *perfume, or to put on dead bodies before putting them in a *tomb; one of the gifts that the wise men gave to Jesus; they gave them to him when he was born.

nakedness ~ (A) ~ wearing no clothes.

nation ~ (A) ~ people who live together in the same country.

natural ~ (A) ~ what is usual.

nature ~ (A) ~ what a person is really like inside.

Nazirite ~ (A) ~ man who had made a promise to God. He must not drink *wine or cut his hair. And he must not touch dead bodies.

necklace ~ (A) ~ something pretty to wear round your neck.

needle ~ (A) ~ a thin sharp piece of metal. It has a small hole at one end.

neighbour ~ (A) ~ person who lives near (either house or country).

nephew ~ (A) ~ your brotherís son or your sisterís son.

nest ~ (A) ~ place where a bird keeps its babies.

net ~ (A) ~ thin *rope that you tie together; you use it to catch fish or animals.

net ~ (A) ~ thin *rope that you tie together; you use it to catch fish.

New Testament ~ (A) ~ the last part of the Bible, which the writers wrote after the life of Jesus. It is about the things that Jesus did and taught and about the *church/ what Christians believe and do.

noble ~ (A) ~ word used to speak to an important person.

non-Christian ~ (A) ~ a person who does not yet believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

normal ~ (A) ~ usual.

nuptial ~ (B) ~ connected with marriage or a wedding.

nut ~ (A) ~ a fruit from a tree or bush. The nut is inside something hard. You can eat nuts.

oak ~ (A) ~ a kind of tree.

oath ~ (B) ~ a serious appeal to God; a statement of promise or truth.

obedience ~ (B) ~ obeying authority; being ready to obey.

obedient ~ (B) ~ we are obedient when we do what someone tells us to do.

obey ~ (A) ~ to do what someone tells you to do.

offer ~ (A) ~ to burn something on Godís special table as a gift to him; or, sometimes *priests or other people ate the food but it was really a gift to God.

offering [see also burnt offering] ~ (A) ~ a gift for God (or false gods) from the priest and people; an *Israelite gift to God.

offering ~ (A) ~ a gift to God.

offering ~ (A) ~ something that people gave to God. It could be food or drink as well as an animal. Some offerings were to give thanks to God. People also made offerings when they had *sinned.

official ~ (A) ~ a man who works for the king.

oil ~ (A) ~ not motor oil, but from a fruit called the olive.

oil ~ (B) ~ something that a fruit makes; used in cooking.

Old Testament ~ (A) ~ the first part of the Bible, which the writers wrote before the life of Jesus; the *holy things that the writers wrote before Christís birth.

olive ~ (A) ~ a fruit that people can use to make oil. A tree or its small fruit with a stone. It has a lot of oil.

olive ~ (A) ~ a tree with small fruits (or the fruits themselves) that people used to make oil. They burned the oil to give them light. They used it in other ways too.

Olympic Games ~ (B) ~ a very important meeting where people from many nations compete.

opponent ~ (B) ~ one who is on the opposite side in an argument or struggle.

opponent ~ (B) ~ person who opposes others or their ideas; enemy.

opposition ~ (B) ~ the act of being against an idea or person.

oppressed ~ (A) ~ people that the enemy have hurt.

orchard ~ (B) ~ a place to grow fruit trees.

order ~ (A) ~ words that tell someone what they must do.

ornament ~ (A) ~ a thing to make a person or thing look pretty.

orphan ~ (B) ~ a child who has no parents alive; sometimes a child who has lost one parent by death.

ostrich ~ (B) ~ a big bird. It does not fly, but runs. It lives in hot desert places.

outcry ~ (A) ~ the *angels in *heaven have told God how bad the people are.

oven ~ (A) ~ a place to cook things, like a cooker.

overcome ~ (A) ~ to be stronger than someone or something else and to win.

owe ~ (A) ~ to have to pay back something to another person.

owl ~ (A) ~ a big bird that catches food at night.

ox ~ (A) ~ a big cow.

ox ~ (B) ~ another name for a cow.

ox/oxen ~ (A) ~ large animals like cows used to pull heavy weights.

oxen ~ (B) ~ plural of *ox.

pagan ~ (A) ~ person who shows love to a god or gods that are not the God of the Bible.

palace ~ (A) ~ a building where the king lives.

palm ~ (A) ~ a tree with big leaves.

parable ~ (A) ~ a story, like those that Jesus told, to explain the things that he taught; a saying or a story from which you can understand two things; a story that has a secret meaning.

parable ~ (B) ~ a story with a moral meaning.

parable ~ (B) ~ a story, those that Jesus told, to explain the things that he taught; a saying, or a story, which has a second (or hidden) meaning.

paradise ~ (A) ~ the place of God where people who know God go when they die; the place of a personís *spirit after death of the body, for those who know God.

paralysed ~ (B) ~ unable to move.

pardon ~ (A) ~ *forgive, or excuse.

passage ~ (A) ~ long space in a house from which you can go into different rooms.

Passover ~ (A) ~ an important *holy day for the *Jews. They ate a special meal on this day every year; this was to remember that God made them free from being slaves in Egypt at the time of Moses; they came to Jerusalem, to meet in the *temple and then to eat the same food together; a special meal.

Passover ~ (A) ~ Passover is a *feast. At Passover, the *Jews remember one night when they were slaves in Egypt. God caused the people in Egypt to make the *Jews free. God killed the first born son of the *Egyptians. God did not kill any of the first born sons of the *Jews (Exodus chapter 12).

Passover ~ (B) ~ an important holy day for the *Jews. They ate a special meal on this day every year; this was to remember that God freed them from being slaves in Egypt at the time of Moses; they came to Jerusalem, to meet in the *temple and then to share food together; a special meal.

Passover ~ (B) ~ annual ceremony to remember Godís rescue of the *Jews from Egypt.

Passover ~ (B) ~ the meal that the *Jews had at the time of the Exodus. Each year they still have this meal to remember the Exodus.

pastor [see also minister] ~ (B) ~ man whom God called to look after the *church.

pastor ~ (A) ~ a man whom God chose to be a leader in the *church. See also pastor.

patience ~ (A) ~ when God or some person waits *quietly.

patriarchs ~ (A) ~ the first ĎFathersí of *Israel in the Bible, the leaders of the *Israelites, they are Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

pavement ~ (B) ~ a path covered with stones or hard material; the path at the side of a street.

payment ~ (A) ~ what you get when you work for someone.

peace ~ (A) ~ a time of rest with no war or fights or quarrels; when people do not argue.

peace ~ (A) ~ to have no trouble in our minds; when a person is not afraid or angry, and has no trouble inside themselves.

peace ~ (A) ~ when we and God are friends; or, when there is no war; or when we have no trouble in our minds.

peace ~ (A) ~ when we are friends with God and with other people; or when we have no trouble in our minds; when there is no war and everybody is happy.

peace ~ (A) ~ when we are friends with God and with other people; when a person is not *upset even if there are troubles. When we have no troubles in our mind or *spirit; when we are friendly towards other people.

peace ~ (B) ~ when we are friends with God and with other people; freedom from mental troubles or troubles of the *spirit; a friendly attitude towards other people.

pearl ~ (A) ~ a little white ball of hard material that shines. It is very valuable. A small, soft animal that lives inside a shell (a hard thing round it) makes pearls. This animal lives in the sea.

peddler ~ (B) ~ a person who carries things to sell and travels about.

Pentecost ~ (A) ~ the time each year when the *Jews thank God for their food; the time when God gave the *Holy Spirit to the *church.

Pentecost ~ (A) ~ the time when Godís Spirit came to the first Christians.

Pentecost ~ (B) ~ a special day 50 days after Easter.

perfect ~ (A) ~ when there is nothing wrong with something.

perfume ~ (B) ~ oil that smells sweet.

perfume ~ (B) ~ oil that smells sweet.

Perizzite ~ (A) ~ one of a group of people who had lived in Canaan before the *Jews lived there.

perjurer ~ (A) ~ someone who does not say what is true. This is after he has made a promise to speak only what is true. Usually this happens when he is standing up in front of people who want to know if he has done right things or wrong things.

persecute ~ (B) ~ to attack and hurt people because they believe in Christ.

persecution ~ (A) ~ when enemies of God hurt people because they say all the things about Jesus are true/because they believe in Jesus.

Persian ~ (B) ~ a person from the country called Persia, or anything with a relationship to the country called Persia.

pestilence ~ (A) ~ bad things happening (weather or insect attacks).

Pharaoh ~ (A) ~ the king of Egypt.

Pharisee ~ (A) ~ one of a group of *Jews who thought that they kept all Godís rules. They did not like the things that Jesus taught. They thought that they did not do any wrong things. So, they thought that they were very important and clever.

Pharisee ~ (B) ~ one of a group of *Jews who thought that they kept all Godís commands. They did not like the things that Jesus taught. They thought that they did not have any wrong ways. So they became very proud.

Pharisees ~ (A) ~ a group of *Jews who thought that they kept all Godís rules. They did not like the things that Jesus taught. They thought that they did not do any wrong things. So, they thought that they were very important and clever.

Pharisees ~ (B) ~ a group of *Jews who thought that they kept all Godís commands. They did not like the things that Jesus taught. They thought that they did not have any wrong ways. So they became very proud.

Philippi ~ (B) ~ a city in *Macedonia.

Philistine ~ (B) ~ someone in a nation that fought with the *Israelites.

Philistines ~ (B) ~ a nation that fought with the *Israelites.

physically ~ (B) ~ of the body.

pilgrim ~ (A) ~ person who makes a special journey.

pillar ~ (A) ~ a column that someone built of stone.

pillar ~ (A) ~ a large long piece of wood or stone that stands on its end.

pine (tree) ~ (A) ~ tree that grows on mountains.

pine ~ (A) ~ tree that grows on mountains; or the wood from it.

pipe ~ (A) ~ you blow into it to make music.

Pit ~ (A) ~ the worst bit of *Sheol.

plague ~ (A) ~ something very bad, often an illness.

plain ~ (A) ~ you know that there is no mistake about it.

plan ~ (A) ~ thoughts about what to do.

play ~ (A) ~ story told in a special way.

plead ~ (B) ~ to ask with a strong appeal.

please ~ (A) ~ to make someone happy by what you do or say.

pleasing ~ (A) ~ to make someone happy by what you do or say.

pleasure-making ~ (A) ~ when a person thinks only about how to enjoy himself.

poetry ~ (A) ~ using words in a special (often very beautiful) way.

pole ~ (A) ~ a big stick that someone has made out of wood.

pole ~ (A) ~ a tall stick that someone has made out of wood.

pomegranate ~ (A) ~ a large fruit with many seeds.

pool ~ (A) ~ still water on the ground.

porch ~ (B) ~ an entrance to a building. It has a roof.

post ~ (A) ~ a large long piece of wood that stands on its end; it may hold a door.

potter ~ (B) ~ a person who makes pots from *clay.

pound ~ (B) ~ a unit of weight equal to 16 ounces.

power ~ (A) ~ what someone is able to do. Human power includes everything that we can think or do by ourselves, without Godís help.

powerfully ~ (A) ~ to do something with power.

praise ~ (A) ~ say good things about someone or something.

praise ~ (A) ~ say how great somebody is; or, words that say how great someone is.

praise ~ (A) ~ to say how good a person is; to tell God how great he is, as when we are praying or singing to him.

pray ~ (A) ~ to talk to God - to thank him; to ask God for help for ourselves and other people; to say sorry to God for the bad things that we think or do.

pray ~ (A) ~ to talk with God. The words we use to talk with God.

prayer ~ (A) ~ the words that we say when we talk to God.

prayer ~ (A) ~ to talk with God. The words that we use to talk with God.

preach ~ (A) ~ to tell and explain the good news about Jesus Christ to someone or a group of people.

preach ~ (B) ~ to tell people about Jesus, and how to live for Jesus.

preacher ~ (A) ~ someone who tells and explains the *good news about Jesus *Christ to people.

precious ~ (A) ~ having great value.

pregnant ~ (A) ~ pregnant means that a woman will have a baby.

pregnant ~ (B) ~ when a lady is going to have a baby.

presence ~ (B) ~ being with people/being there.

pretend ~ (A) ~ to try to make people think that you are different from what you are.

prey ~ (A) ~ what an animal catches to eat.

pride ~ (A) ~ what you feel when you think that you are important.

pride ~ (B) ~ to praise oneself. To think that you are very important.

priest ~ (A) ~ a man who gave gifts and burned animals as a *sacrifice to God for the *Jews; a man whom God chose to do things for him.

priest ~ (A) ~ a man whom God chose to do a special work for him. The priests worked in the *temple.

priest ~ (A) ~ a special servant of God in his *temple. Other priests *served false gods.

priest ~ (A) ~ son of Aaron, son of Levi. God chose these men to make *sacrifices and *offerings to God for the *Israelites.

priest ~ (B) ~ a man who gave gifts and burned animals as a *sacrifice to God for the *Jews; a man whom God chose to serve him and to do special work for him.

prince ~ (A) ~ a ruler, not quite as important as a king; son of a king.

princess ~ (A) ~ the daughter of a king.

prisoner ~ (A) ~ person that the enemy has caught and kept.

prisoner ~ (B) ~ a person kept in prison.

procurator ~ (B) ~ a Roman official, who looked after part of a Roman province (area).

promised land ~ (B) ~ the land that God promised to give to Abraham and his family.

property ~ (A) ~ a personís things.

property ~ (B) ~ possessions.

prophecy ~ (A) ~ messages that God wants to tell or to teach people, often about future events.

prophecy ~ (A) ~ words and stories that God gave or gives to a person; words that tell about things before they happen; the words that a *prophet speaks or writes.

prophecy ~ (A) ~ words from God that tell about things before they happen.

prophecy ~ (B) ~ message from God.

prophesy ~ (A) ~ tell people what God thinks and will do; to tell of things before they happen; to speak with Godís (or a false godís) help and on Godís (or a false godís) behalf.

prophesy ~ (B) ~ to tell of things that will happen in the future; to speak with Godís help (or a false god) and on Godís behalf (or a false god).

prophet ~ (A) ~ a person who hears God's words, and tells them to other people. A person who spoke Godís words. Some prophets wrote books in the Bible.

prophet ~ (A) ~ a person who speaks on behalf of God. He can sometimes tell people about future events. Someone who says what God thinks; or someone who says what God will do.

prophet ~ (A) ~ a person who told to other people what God wanted; someone who spoke on behalf of God a long time ago; someone who told about things before they happen.

prophet ~ (A) ~ someone who tells other people what God wants; or someone who tells other people what God will do.

prophet ~ (B) ~ someone who tells Godís messages; a person whom God sends to speak for him; someone who is able to tell the will of God to others; someone who declares Godís words.

prophet ~ (B) ~ someone who tells Godís messages; a person whom God sends to speak for him; someone who is able to tell the will of God to other people; someone who declares Godís words. However, some people were false prophets. These people pretended to speak Godís words. But really, their messages came from the devil, or from their own imagination.

prophetess ~ (A) ~ a woman *prophet.

prostitute ~ (A) ~ a woman who sells her body to men for pleasure/sex.

prostitute ~ (B) ~ a woman that a man pays for sex.

prostitution ~ (B) ~ to buy or to sell sex.

protect ~ (A) ~ stop people hurting and destroying (someone or something); to keep safe.

protect ~ (A) ~ to keep safe.

proud ~ (A) ~ when someone thinks that he is better than other people.

proud people ~ (A) ~ proud people think that they are very important.

prove ~ (A) ~ show that something is true.

proverbs ~ (A) ~ *wise words about life.

psalm ~ (A) ~ a song that tells God how good and great he is, and what he has done for us; one of the books of the *Old Testament.

psalm ~ (B) ~ a song for when we are praising God; one of the books of the *Old Testament.

psalm, Psalms ~ (A) ~ songs about God that tell how good and great he is, and what he has done; one of the books of the *Old Testament.

psalmist ~ (A) ~ the person who wrote a psalm (or psalms).

punish ~ (A) ~ hurt someone because they have not obeyed the rules. To hurt or to cause trouble for someone because they have done bad things. To hurt someone who has done wrong things, to teach them not to do wrong things again.

punish ~ (A) ~ to hurt someone for the wrong things that they have done. For example, a person who has robbed another person must go to prison.

punishment ~ (A) ~ the bad things that God or people do to a person who does wrong things.

punishment ~ (A) ~ when people hurt someone for the wrong things that they have done. For example, a person who has robbed another person must go to prison.

pur ~ (A) ~ people used it to choose a date; the pur could have chosen any date.

pure ~ (A) ~ contains only one material.

pure ~ (B) ~ innocent, clean.

purification ~ (B) ~ making pure.

purple ~ (A) ~ a colour that kings and important people use; dark red.

purple ~ (A) ~ a dark blue-red colour.

quail ~ (A) ~ small bird that people can eat.

quiet ~ (A) ~ when there is no noise.

quiet ~ (A) ~ when you do not talk a lot about something or when you do not talk at all.

quietly ~ (A) ~ when you are quiet when you do something.

Rabbi ~ (B) ~ a word that means Ďmasterí.

Rachel ~ (A) ~ Jacobís wife [see Jacob].

ram ~ (A) ~ a male sheep.

rat ~ (B) ~ an animal like a big mouse.

rattle ~ (A) ~ make a noise like bits of wood hit together many times.

raven ~ (A) ~ a big black bird that eats dead bodies.

real ~ (A) ~ true or proper.

reaper ~ (B) ~ a person who gathers a crop or harvest.

rebel ~ (A) ~ fight against.

redeem ~ (A) ~ what Christ has done when he gave his life. Then God could *forgive us for the bad things that we have done; when someone pays the price so that a person in prison can be free; to get back by giving money; to get back, to bring back from a dangerous place; when you have help out of a problem.

redeem ~ (A) ~ when someone pays the price so that a person in prison can be free; to get back by giving money; to get back, to bring back from a dangerous place; when you have help out of a problem.

redeem ~ (B) ~ what Christ has done when he gave his life. Then God could forgive us for the bad things that we have done; when someone pays a price to allow a criminal to go free; to get back or free by payment; to get back, to rescue, to help to go free.

redeem ~ (B) ~ when someone pays a price to allow a criminal to go free; to get back or free by payment; to get back, to rescue, to help to go free.

Redeemer ~ (A) ~ a name for God. It means that he pays the price of our *sin. This happened when Jesus died on the *cross.

redeemer ~ (B) ~ someone who pays another personís debts and protects them when they cannot help themselves. The New Testament tells us that Jesus redeems his people by paying the price for what they have done wrong.

redemption ~ (A) ~ what Christ has done when he gave his life. Then God could *forgive us for the bad things that we have done; when someone pays the price for a person in a prison to be free; to get back by giving money; to get back, to bring back from a dangerous place, when you have help out of a problem.

redemption ~ (B) ~ what Christ has done when he gave his life. Then God could forgive us for the bad things that we have done; when someone pays a price to allow a criminal to go free; to get back or free by payment; to get back, to rescue, to help to go free.

redemptive ~ (A) ~ what Christ has done when he gave his life. Then God could *forgive us for the bad things that we have done; when someone pays the price for a person in a prison to be free; to get back by giving money; to get back, to bring back from a dangerous place, when you have help out of a problem.

redemptive ~ (B) ~ what Christ has done when he gave his life. Then God could forgive us for the bad things that we have done; when someone pays a price to allow a criminal to go free; to get back or free by payment; to get back, to rescue, to help to go free.

reed ~ (B) ~ grass that grows in shallow water.

refuge ~ (A) ~ a place where you can hide and be safe.

reject ~ (A) ~ not to accept.

rejoice ~ (A) ~ to be very happy and to *praise God.

rejoice ~ (B) ~ to be very happy.

relation ~ (A) ~ a person that has a *link with you because of family or *marriage.

relative ~ (A) ~ someone who belongs to your family or to your parentsí family.

religion ~ (A) ~ way to show God that we love him.

religious ~ (A) ~ something that people do as part of the *worship of God.

religious ~ (B) ~ pure, holy, sincere; affected by religion; someone who loves God.

religious ~ (B) ~ religious people are people who belong to a religion.

remind ~ (A) ~ to make someone think of something that happened some time ago.

remnant ~ (A) ~ a small part that remains from a larger piece.

repent ~ (A) ~ to turn from *sin to do what God wants us to do; to decide not to do the bad things that you did before; when you turn your mind away from bad things.

repent ~ (A) to start to do better things because we are sorry.

repent ~ (B) ~ a change of mind and heart; to turn away from *sin and turn to God.

repent ~ (B) ~ to change oneís attitude and behaviour.

repent ~ (B) ~ to turn from *sin to Godís ways; to change from past evil ways; a change of mind and heart in turning away from wrong.

repentance ~ (B) ~ a change of mind and heart, to turn away from *sin and turn to God.

repentance ~ (B) ~ to turn from *sin to Godís ways; to change from past evil ways; a change of mind and heart in turning away from wrong.

repentance ~ (B) ~ when we *repent.

reputation ~ (A) ~ all the good things that people might say about you are your reputation.

respect ~ (A) ~ to think that a person has value and is important.

respect ~ (A) ~ when someone wants to do right things for another person. That person is important to him or her. This is because that person is special (for example, a father); or that person has authority (for example, a king).

respect ~ (A) ~ when you think that someone is very good.

respond ~ (B) ~ to reply to an appeal.

response ~ (B) ~ the action in reply to an appeal.

resurrection ~ (A) ~ to become alive again.

resurrection ~ (B) ~ to come back to life after death; to rise from death to life; to come alive again.

resurrection ~ (B) ~ when a dead person becomes alive again.

revelation ~ (A) ~ something God makes known to people.

Revelation ~ (A) ~ something that God makes known to people; the name of the last book of the Bible.

reverence ~ (B) ~ a feeling of deep respect.

reward ~ (A) ~ a person gets a reward when he has done good or bad.

riches ~ (B) ~ the wealth that rich people have.

righteous ~ (A) ~ very good (only God is really righteous). God says that the people who love and obey him are righteous. Sometimes we say that they are Ďthe righteousí, meaning Ďrighteous peopleí.

righteous ~ (A) ~ when God makes a person right with him; people whom God sees as clean and not as his enemies.

righteous ~ (B) ~ being right with God; people whom God sees as clean and not his enemies; people who do what is right; just, good.

righteousness ~ (A) ~ what you have when you are *righteous.

righteousness ~ (A) ~ when God makes a person right with him; people whom God sees as clean and not as his enemies; when people do what is right.

righteousness ~ (B) ~ goodness.

riot ~ (B) ~ behaviour that is against the law; a noisy struggle against rulers when they make laws that people do not agree with.

ripe ~ (A) ~ fruit or seeds that are ready to eat.

robber ~ (B) ~ someone who robs people.

Rock ~ (A) ~ one of the names that God has for Jesus. It shows how strong Jesus is.

Roman ~ (A) ~ a person from Rome. Rome was a powerful city; it had a strong army.

Roman ~ (B) ~ a person from Rome. Rome was the most famous city in the world at the time of Jesus. Their soldiers fought and defeated many countries. They made the people obey the rules of Rome. They made them pay taxes to Rome. The people could not rule themselves, but they had to obey the laws of Rome.

Roman ~ (B) ~ Rome was the capital city of the rulers at that time. That which belonged to Rome was Roman.

Rome ~ (A) ~ a powerful city; it had a strong army.

Rome ~ (B) ~ Rome was the most famous city in the world at the time of Jesus. Their soldiers fought and defeated many countries. They made the people obey the rules of Rome. They made them pay taxes to Rome. The people could not rule themselves, but they had to obey the laws of Rome.

Rome ~ (B) ~ the capital city of the rulers at that time. They were the Romans.

root ~ (A) ~ the part of a plant that is under the ground and that feeds the plant.

roots ~ (A) ~ part of plant in the ground.

rope ~ (A) ~ strong material that people use to tie things together.

rope ~ (B) ~ a thick piece of string.

rope ~ (B) ~ several pieces of string that someone has wound together to make one thick piece.

rub ~ (A) ~ move a hand from side to side on a thing.

rubbish ~ (A) ~ what people throw away.

ruby ~ (B) ~ a kind of precious stone.

rudder ~ (A) ~ boats and ships have a rudder in the water at the back; you move it to make the ship go in a particular direction.

rudder ~ (B) ~ a piece of wood or an oar at the back of a ship. You can turn it to change the direction that the ship is going.

ruin ~ (B) ~ buildings and walls that have fallen down.

rule ~ (A) ~ when people obey the *laws or rules of a ruler.

ruler ~ (A) ~ a person that we must obey.

Sabaoth ~ (A) ~ a *huge group of people, usually armies of *angels in the Bible.

Sabbath ~ (A) ~ a day of rest in which the people should not work. In the *Old Testament it was Saturday (from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday); day seven of the week for the *Jews. It is a special day for the Jews, for doing what is pleasing to God.

sabbath ~ (B) ~ seventh day of the week, a day of rest for *Jews.

Sabbath ~ (B) ~ the *Sabbath was the seventh day of the week which was special to the *Jews. It was a day on which the people were to rest from work (Exodus 20:8-11).

sackcloth ~ (A) ~ sackcloth is a material. It is dark in colour and people made it out of goatsí hair. *Jews would wear sackcloth and ashes when they were very sad.

sackcloth ~ (B) ~ a dress of very rough material. It shows that the person who wears it is very sorry or very sad. People made this material out of old sacks. They wore it to show sadness and shame.

sacred ~ (A) ~ something that we keep special for God; something that God will accept; something that God makes *holy.

sacrifice ~ (A) ~ something that people gave to God. It could be food or drink as well as an animal. Some sacrifices were to give thanks to God. People also made sacrifices so that God would *forgive them.

sacrifice ~ (A) ~ something that people gave to God. It could be food or drink as well as an animal. Some sacrifices were to give thanks to God. People also made sacrifices to make *atonement. Only after they had made *atonement could God *forgive their *sin (see Leviticus chapters 4-26). So some, not all people who made sacrifices were giving thanks to God.

sacrifice ~ (A) ~ to ask Godís (or a false godís) *forgiveness by killing an animal. God told the *Israelites to make sacrifices to him. Usually it was a special animal that the *priests killed and burned on the *altar; some of the *pagans killed their children as a sacrifice; something a person gives up for a special purpose; giving up something that is important to you on behalf of someone (God); to offer yourself to work for God; Christís death for us.

sacrifice ~ (A) ~ when you put an animal on the *altar to offer it to God; to give something valuable, or die for someone, or for God.

sacrifice ~ (B) ~ a gift to God by the *Jews. They gave such a gift when they asked God to forgive their *sins. The gift was often an animal or a bird. Sometimes people offered sacrifices to thank God for something.

sacrifice ~ (B) ~ a gift to God to ask him to forgive sins; or to thank him for something. A gift to God, often an animal or bird, by the *Jews to ask God to forgive their *sins. Jesus gave himself to die as a *sacrifice for our *sins.

sacrifice ~ (B) ~ life that a person has given to help other people.

sacrifice ~ (B) ~ something that people gave to God. It could be grain or wine as well as an animal. Some sacrifices were to give thanks to God. People also made sacrifices to make *atonement. Only after they had made *atonement could God forgive their *sin (e.g. Leviticus chapters 4-26). So some, not all people who made sacrifices were giving thanks to God.

sacrifice ~ (B) ~ when you put an animal on the *altar to offer it to God.

saddle ~ (B) ~ a seat on an animal.

Sadducee ~ (A) ~ one of a group of *Jews who did not believe in *heaven and *resurrection; an important group of Jews at the time of Jesus. They only used the five books at the beginning of the *Old Testament. They believed that people would not live again after death.

Sadducees ~ (A) ~ a group of *Jews who did not believe in *heaven and *resurrection; an important group of Jews at the time of Jesus. They only used the five books at the beginning of the *Old Testament. They believed that people would not live again after death.

Sadducees ~ (A) ~ a group of *Jews. They did not believe that a person continued to live on after he had died. They only used the first 5 books of the *Old Testament.

sail ~ (A) ~ big piece of material on a tall round stick on a ship. When the wind blows, it moves the boat.

sail ~ (A) ~ the wind on this cloth causes a boat to move.

saint ~ (A) ~ a *holy person, a person who knows Jesus Christ as *Lord.

saint ~ (A) ~ someone who lives to obey God. It may be any Christian person, or someone special. Someone who has received Godís love, one of his people.

saint ~ (B) ~ a holy one; one who knows Jesus Christ as *Lord.

saint ~ (B) ~ Christian.

saints ~ (A) ~ *holy people, people who know Jesus Christ as *Lord; *Christians; a name for all the people of God.

Salem ~ (B) ~ a city of which Melchizedek was king; short for *Jerusalem.

salvation ~ (A) ~ when God saves us from the results and power of *sin; to bring back a person from bad things and the results in their life; *forgiveness by God when we follow Jesus and are sorry for the wrong things that we have done.

salvation ~ (B) ~ rescue from evil things and their results.

salvation ~ (B) ~ rescue from the influence and result of *sin. When God saves a person from the results of, and punishment for, sin. When a person is sorry for their wrong ways, God forgives them and they follow Jesus.

salvation ~ (B) ~ when God removes us from the results and power of *sin; the rescue of a person from evil things and their results in their life; *forgiveness by God when we follow Jesus and we are sorry for our wrong ways.

salvation ~ (B) ~ when God saves us from the result and punishment of our *sin; the rescue from *sin, as God forgives us and gives us new life in Christ.

salvation ~ (B) ~ when God saves us from the results and power of *sin; to bring back a person from bad things and the results in their life.

salvation ~ (B) ~ when God saves us from the results of sin and punishment for *sin; the rescue of a person from evil things and the results in their life; *forgiveness by God when we follow Jesus and are sorry for our wrong ways.

Samaria ~ (B) ~ another name for Israel or the capital of Israel.

Samaritan ~ (A) ~ a person from Samaria.

sanctification ~ (A) ~ the change in us as God makes us *holy, helped by the *Holy Spirit; always doing everything for God.

sanctified ~ (A) ~ the change in us as God makes us *holy, helped by the *Holy Spirit; always doing everything for God.

sandal ~ (B) ~ a shoe with a piece of leather for underneath the foot, another piece for over the foot and another piece round the ankle.

Sanhedrin ~ (A) ~ the leaders of the *priests, the important *Jews and the teachers of the *Law meeting together. The most important *priest led them. There were 71 men in the Sanhedrin. Together, they *judged people. The people in the Sanhedrin had great power.

Sanhedrin ~ (B) ~ the group of *Jewish *priests and other leaders.

Sarah ~ (A) ~ wife of Abraham.

Satan ~ (A) ~ a name for the worst bad *spirit; the worst *devil; the bad one known also as the Devil.

Satan ~ (A) ~ the devil, the worst evil spirit. He is the enemy of God.

Satan ~ (A) ~ the leader of the bad *spirits, known also as the Devil and Lucifer. A name for the chief bad *spirit; the top devil; the bad one known also as the *Devil.

Satan ~ (A) ~ the leader of the bad *spirits, known also as the Devil and Lucifer.

Satan ~ (A) ~ the name for the worst of the bad *spirits that are against God. He has another name: the *Devil. He is the enemy of God.

Satan ~ (B) ~ a name for the chief bad *spirit; the top devil; the bad one known also as the *Devil.

Satan ~ (B) ~ the Evil One. The Devil.

satisfied ~ (A) ~ when a person has enough.

save ~ (B) ~ rescue from the results of *sin.

Saviour ~ (A) ~ Jesus, the person who save us from the results of *sin; someone who will bring us back to God from the bad things that we have done; someone who saves us from the bad things that other people have done to us.

saviour ~ (B) ~ Jesus, the person who saves us; the person who rescues; someone who will bring us to God back from the bad things that we have done; someone who saves us from the bad things that other people have done to us.

Saviour ~ (B) ~ the person who rescues people from evil things.

scarlet ~ (A) ~ a colour like red.

sceptre ~ (A) ~ a stick that someone with authority carries.

scorn ~ (A) ~ laugh in a bad way at someone.

scorn ~ (B) ~ to show that you think that a person or his message has no value.

scorpion ~ (B) ~ a dangerous small animal.

scribe ~ (B) ~ a teacher of the law.

Scripture ~ (A) ~ another name for Godís book, the book of God's holy words, the Bible; the Old Testament.

Scripture ~ (A) ~ the book of Godís *holy words; another name for the Bible; the book that tells Godís true things and shows that the *Lord Jesus Christ has come.

Scripture ~ (B) ~ the book of God's holy words or part of it; another name for the Bible; the book that tells God's truth and shows that the *Lord Jesus Christ has come.

Scripture ~ (B) ~ the things written in the books of Godís holy word, also called the Bible; the book which tells Godís truth and shows that the *Lord Jesus Christ has come.

Scriptures ~ (A) ~ the book of Godís *holy words; another name for the Bible; the book that tells Godís true things and shows that the *Lord Jesus Christ has come.

Scriptures ~ (B) ~ the book of God's holy words or part of it; another name for the Bible; the book that tells God's truth and shows that the *Lord Jesus Christ has come.

Scriptures ~ (B) ~ the things written in the books of Godís holy word, also called the Bible; the book which tells Godís truth and shows that the *Lord Jesus Christ has come.

scroll ~ (A) ~ a very long piece of skin with words on it.

scroll ~ (B) ~ a long piece of paper or animalís skin; people fixed it round two pieces of wood; it usually had writing on it.

scroll ~ (B) ~ a very long piece of paper or other material that people wrote on; they fixed it round two pieces of wood.

seal ~ (B) ~ a sign that something is genuine.

seaweed ~ (B) ~ a long plant that grows in the sea.

secretly ~ (A) ~ not wanting anyone to know.

seer ~ (A) ~ another word for *prophet.

Selah ~ (A) ~ a place to pray or think or make music.

self ~ (B) ~ the character or nature of a person or thing.

self-discipline ~ (B) ~ when someone is strict with himself.

servant ~ (A) ~ a person who *serves.

serve ~ (A) ~ do things for other people.

serve ~ (A) ~ to help and to work for another person; to obey another person.

settle ~ (A) ~ come to live.

sexual ~ (B) ~ an act that happens between the sexes, involving both male and female.

shake ~ (A) ~ move from one side to another and back again very fast many times.

shake ~ (A) ~ move quickly and cause something to leave your hand or body.

shalom ~ (B) ~ the *Hebrew word for peace and Godís *blessing; used as a greeting.

shame ~ (A) ~ a bad feeling when we have done wrong.

shame ~ (A) ~ what a person ought to feel when they have done bad things and are not happy about it.

share ~ (A) ~ to separate something between several people; to give part of.

shawl ~ (A) ~ a square of cloth; women wear it over their shoulders.

sheaf ~ (A) ~ some plants of *wheat or *barley tied together.

sheaves ~ (A) ~ some plants of *wheat or *barley tied together.

shekel ~ (A) ~ people used shekels to measure weight.

shekel ~ (B) ~ a *Hebrew coin; a Hebrew weight.

shekel ~ (B) ~ Jewish money.

shelter ~ (A) ~ a place to keep off rain or wind or too much sun.

Sheol ~ (A) ~ where *Jews said that you went when you died.

shepherd ~ (A) ~ a sheep farmer.

shepherd ~ (B) ~ a person who looks after sheep.

shepherd ~ (B) ~ one who takes care of sheep (sheep are a kind of animal).

shewbread ~ (B) ~ special holy bread.

shield ~ (A) ~ a soldier holds this over himself to stop things that would hit him.

shield ~ (A) ~ a soldier uses this metal thing to keep safe from attack.

shield ~ (B) ~ soldiers use these strong boards to keep themselves safe from attack.

shield ~ (B) ~ something that a soldier holds in front of his body to protect him in a battle. People made shields from metal, wood or from hard leather with a wooden edge.

shipwreck ~ (B) ~ when a storm ruins a ship or it strikes a rock or becomes ruined at sea.

shofar ~ (A) ~ a *musical instrument. They were animal *horns. They blew into them.

shook ~ (A) ~ past of *shake.

shrine ~ (A) ~ a place where people go to *pray and show that they love a false god.

Shunem ~ (B) ~ a town in *Israel.

siege ~ (B) ~ the camping of an enemy outside a city with walls to force it to give in.

sign ~ (A) ~ a sign points to what is right. It shows the right things to do.

sign ~ (B) ~ something that gives evidence.

signet ring ~ (A) ~ a valuable stone with a mark on it; you put it on a ring and you wear the ring on your finger.

signs ~ (A) ~ these point to what is right. They show the right things to do.

silver ~ (A) ~ a metal like gold but it is white.

silver ~ (A) ~ a white metal; it shines and it is very valuable.

sin ~ (A) ~ not obeying God, or what you do when you do not obey God.

sin ~ (A) ~ when a person does bad things against God or other people.

sin ~ (A) ~ when people do things against God or other people; when we do not follow the rules of God; when we do not do what God wants us to do; the bad that is in us which we have from birth.

sin ~ (A) ~ when we do not obey the rules of God.

sin ~ (B) ~ something bad that a person does against God or other people.

sin ~ (B) ~ to *sin is to do wrong, bad or evil things; not to obey God. *sins are the wrong things that we do.

sin ~ (B) ~ when people do bad things against God or other people; when people do not obey the commands of God.

sin ~ (B) ~ when people do things against God or other people; when we do not obey the commands of God; when we do not do what God wants us to do; the evil things that are in us which we have from birth/were born with.

Sinai ~ (B) ~ a mountain where God met with Moses and gave him the law.

sinful ~ (A) ~ when people do things against God or other people; when we do not obey Godís rules; when we do not do what God wants us to do; the bad things that are in us which we have from birth.

sinful ~ (B) ~ evil and wrong.

sinful ~ (B) ~ when people do things against God or other people; when we do not obey Godís commands; when we do not do what God wants us to do; the evil things that are in us which we have from birth/were born with.

sinner ~ (A) ~ a person who breaks Godís rules; a person who does not obey God.

sinner ~ (A) ~ a person who does bad things against God and other people.

sinner ~ (B) ~ a person who breaks Godís commands.

sinner ~ (B) ~ a person who does not obey the rules of God.

sins ~ (A) ~ bad things that we do against God or other people.

sins ~ (B) ~ to *sin is to do wrong, bad or evil things; not to obey God; sins are the wrong things that we do.

sister ~ (A) ~ may refer to a lady who is a believer.

sister ~ (B) ~ another woman who is a Christian and believes in the *Lord Jesus Christ.

sister-in-law ~ (A) ~ your husbandís sister; your wifeís sister; your brotherís wife; or the wife of your husbandís brother; or the wife of your wifeís brother.

skull ~ (A) ~ bone in head that gives it its shape.

skull ~ (B) ~ the bone part of the head.

slave ~ (B) ~ person who belongs to someone else and must obey them. The usual New Testament translation is Ďservantí.

slip ~ (A) ~ nearly fall over (as on oil or on ice).

so ~ (A) ~ very; *like this.

so that ~ (A) ~ result.

Sodom and Gomorrah ~ (B) ~ two cities that God destroyed because the people in them were wicked (Genesis 19:1-25).

soil ~ (A) ~ the ground that people put seeds into.

solid ~ (A) ~ hard, not *liquid, like rock.

Son of David ~ (A) ~ name for Jesus. Jesus was in the *family of David.

Son of God ~ (A) ~ name for Jesus.

Son of Man ~ (A) ~ a name that Jesus called himself. See Daniel 8:17.

sore ~ (A) ~ place without skin on the body.

sore ~ (B) ~ a bad place on your body.

sorrow ~ (B) ~ feeling very sad.

soul ~ (A) ~ the part of a person that we cannot see that is in us during our life; it lives after we die; the part of people that God speaks to by our *spirit; things inside us that we want.

soul ~ (B) ~ the part of a person that we cannot see that is in us during our life and lives after we die; it is our inner life (not the body); it is that part of people that God speaks to through their *spirits; a personís inner wishes and desires; the spirit part of people which relates to God.

sower ~ (B) ~ a person who scatters seed over the earth for growth.

sparrow ~ (A) ~ small bird that makes *nests in houses.

spat ~ (A) ~ made water come out of the mouth very quickly.

spat ~ (B) ~ sent liquid out of the mouth.

spat ~ (B) ~ to throw out saliva (water) from the mouth.

spear ~ (A) ~ a long stick with a knife at the top to throw at enemies. A long piece of wood with a sharp point at the end. Soldiers used spears to fight.

spear ~ (B) ~ a long and thin *weapon of war which has a point. Soldiers throw them.

spear ~ (B) ~ a long and thin *weapon of war, like a sword.

special ~ (A) ~ different, better than others, very great.

spice ~ (B) ~ a vegetable substance with sweet or strong smells.

spice ~ (B) ~ sweet or strong smelling substance.

spices ~ (B) ~ a vegetable substance with sweet or strong smells.

spirit (bad) ~ (A) ~ an *evil being that works with the *Devil and is against God.

spirit (human) ~ (A) ~ part of a human being. It is something like a personís mind that we cannot see.

spirit ~ (A) ~ part of a living person, which we cannot see. Jesus sends the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of God) to all who follow him.

spirit ~ (A) ~ spirits are alive, but we cannot see them. There are good spirits usually called *angels. Bad spirits (also called evil spirits, or demons) live in the air round us. *Satan is their leader. A person also has a spirit. It is something like a personís mind that we cannot see.

Spirit ~ (A) ~ the Holy Spirit.

spirit ~ (A) ~ the part of a person that is alive, that we cannot see. Our spirit can speak to God and God can speak to our spirit.

spirit ~ (A) ~ the part of a person that is alive, which we cannot see; it can speak to other spirits and the *soul; there are spirits that we cannot see; they can be good or bad; Godís *Holy Spirit that Jesus promised to send to all who know him as the Son of God; nobody sees the Holy Spirit but he joins with the spirit of those who know Jesus; the Holy Spirit helps a person to follow Jesus and to do good things.

spirit ~ (A) ~ the part of us that lives when our body dies; a *being that is always alive, even without a body; the part of a person that will always be alive, even after their body is dead. There are good spirits, like Godís Spirit and his *angels. And there are bad spirits, like *Satan and his *angels.

spirit ~ (B) ~ part of a person when they are alive; we cannot see it; it decides what to do Ė good or bad; the *soul of a person; Godís *Holy Spirit, that Jesus promised to send to all who know him as the Son of God; the Spirit cannot be seen. He joins with the spirit of those who know Jesus; the Holy Spirit helps a person to follow Jesus and to do good things.

spiritist ~ (B) ~ a type of *medium.

spiritual ~ (A) ~ about the part of us that never dies.

spiritual ~ (B) ~ belonging to the *spirit; belonging to the spirit rather than to physical things; holy; about the *soul; about holy things.

spit ~ (A) ~ to send water out of your mouth very quickly.

spit ~ (B) ~ to send liquid out of the mouth; to throw out saliva (water) from the mouth.

sponge ~ (A) ~ soft material that holds water.

sponge ~ (B) ~ soft material that holds liquid.

spring ~ (A) ~ another word for a Ďwellí (of water) in Psalm 87.

spring ~ (B) ~ (as water) water that comes out of the ground; starting point of a river.

staff ~ (A) ~ a long stick.

stall ~ (A) ~ where animals are kept.

statue ~ (A) ~ a person or animal that someone made out of metal or wood.

steal ~ (A) ~ when someone robs.

Stephen ~ (B) ~ the first person that other people killed because he believed in Jesus Christ.

stepmother ~ (B) ~ a woman who takes a motherís place by marriage to a father.

stew ~ (A) ~ you make stew when you cook meat and vegetables together.

steward ~ (B) ~ a person who looks after another personís house or land.

steward ~ (B) ~ a person who manages the money or property of another person; someone who is responsible for the table and servants in a home.

still ~ (A) ~ not moving.

stolen ~ (A) ~ it belongs to someone but you have taken it.

stone ~ (B) ~ to throw stones at a person, usually to kill him.

story ~ (A) ~ when we tell about past events.

strangle ~ (A) ~ a way to kill something by attacking its neck.

stringed instrument ~ (A) ~ See *musical instrument. Stringed instruments include the *harp and the *lyre.

stronghold ~ (B) ~ a castle or well protected place.

stubble ~ (A) ~ the part of a plant that remains when someone cuts down *crops.

stubble ~ (A) ~ the part of a plant that remains when someone cuts down plants for food.

study ~ (B) ~ something to learn is a study. To learn is to study.

stupid ~ (A) ~ opposite of clever.

submit ~ (B) ~ to give in to another person.

sudden ~ (A) ~ quickly.

suffer ~ (A) ~ when we are hurting inside.

suggestion ~ (B) ~ something that someone suggests.

sulphur ~ (A) ~ a yellow material that burns things.

suppose ~ (A) ~ think about something that might happen.

surely ~ (A) ~ it must be true.

swallow ~ (A) ~ small bird that makes *nests in houses.

sweat ~ (A) ~ water coming out of the skin.

sword ~ (A) ~ a long metal knife to attack enemies.

sword ~ (A) ~ a long, sharp knife that soldiers use to fight people with.

synagogue ~ (A) ~ a place or building that *Jews used; they went there together to *pray; they went there to study the *scriptures and to go to other meetings.

synagogue ~ (B) ~ a building where *Jews gather for prayer; a meeting place for Jews.

synagogue ~ (B) ~ a place or building where *Jews gathered for prayer; they went there to study the *scriptures and to attend other public meetings.

tabernacle ~ (B) ~ the tent the *Jews moved from place to place and used as a *temple in the desert.

talent ~ (B) ~ an amount of money.

tambourine ~ (A) ~ a *musical instrument that you hit or *shake.

tambourine ~ (A) ~ a tambourine makes music when you hit it.

tar ~ (A) ~ black and sticky material.

tassel ~ (B) ~ group of wool or cotton on the edge of something.

tax ~ (A) ~ money that a person should give to the government.

tax ~ (B) ~ money that we must pay to the government.

tax-collector ~ (A) ~ the man who took the *taxes for the government.

teaching ~ (B) ~ lessons.

tears ~ (A) ~ water coming from our eyes when we cry.

tell ~ (A) ~ say what another person must do.

temple ~ (A) ~ *Jews went to this special building in Jerusalem to meet and talk to God; the *holy place in *heaven that God is in; a special building that people went into to *praise false gods.

temple ~ (A) ~ a building that people *praise God in.

temple ~ (A) ~ a building where people *praise and *worship their god.

temple ~ (A) ~ a place where people meet to *worship God.

temple ~ (A) ~ a special building where people go to pray to their gods.

temple ~ (B) ~ a special building for the *worship of God. The *Jews had one in *Jerusalem for the *worship of the true God.

temple ~ (B) ~ the special building in Jerusalem where *Jews went to praise God; the holy place in *heaven where God is; a special building where people went to praise false gods.

Temple ~ (B) ~ the special building in Jerusalem where the *Jews *worshipped God.

temple ~ (B) ~ the special building in Jerusalem where the *Jews *worshipped God.

tempt ~ (A) ~ to try to make someone do bad things.

tempt ~ (B) ~ to test someone or try to make them do evil things.

temptation ~ (A) ~ something that tries to make us do wrong things.

temptation ~ (A) ~ to try to make someone do bad things.

temptation ~ (B) ~ persuasion to do wrong things, testing.

tempter ~ (B) ~ someone who tempts people to do wrong things; another name for *Satan.

tenant ~ (B) ~ person who lives somewhere and pays rent.

tent ~ (A) ~ a home or building that people have made from animal skins; a place to live in that people have made out of cloth. You can move a tent-house to different places.

tent-house ~ (A) ~ a *tent that was a special house for God.

terrorist ~ (B) ~ person who causes terror to fight the authorities.

test ~ (A) ~ (in Psalm 81) see if they were good or bad; give a (spoken) exam to.

test ~ (A) ~ to try to see if something works, or if a person is good.

test ~ (A) ~ try to see what someone can do.

test God ~ (A) ~ make God show what he can do.

tetrarch ~ (A) ~ an important ruler.

thanksgiving ~ (B) ~ an expression of thanks to God.

The Almighty ~ (A) ~ a translation of the *Hebrew ĎShaddaií. Bible students are not sure what Shaddai means. Some think that it means The Almighty, which is someone more powerful than anybody else is.

The Fall ~ (A) ~ when for the first time *Adam did not obey God.

thief ~ (A) ~ a bad person who takes something in a wrong way from another person; someone who takes things that do not belong to them.

thirst ~ (A) ~ when someone wants/needs a drink.

thirst ~ (B) ~ a great desire for drink; the suffering caused by lack of drink.

thirsty ~ (A) ~ when someone wants/needs a drink.

thirsty ~ (B) ~ a great desire for drink; the suffering caused by lack of drink.

thorn ~ (A) ~ part of a plant that is long and sharp.

thorn ~ (A) ~ sharp, hard point on a plant or bush.

thorn ~ (A) ~ sharp, hard points on some plants.

thorn ~ (B) ~ a sharp point on a plant.

thornbush ~ (A) ~ small bush with no fruit, but many sharp points.

thorny ~ (A) ~ plants with sharp bits are thorny.

though ~ (A) ~ a result that people did not believe would happen.

thresh ~ (A) ~ hit *wheat or *barley plants until the *grain falls out.

thresh ~ (B) ~ to beat the *barley and wheat so that the grains fall out; to separate grain from straw.

threshing-floor ~ (A) ~ a place without a roof where you *thresh *barley.

throne ~ (A) ~ a special, big chair/seat that a king or a ruler sits on.

throne ~ (B) ~ a chair for a king or a god.

thumb ~ (A) ~ part of the hand which moves against the fingers.

Thummim ~ (A) ~ Urim and Thummim were valuable stones. The High *Priest (Aaron) put them in the breast pocket of the beautiful work. God used the stones to guide the people. We do not know how he did this. The *ephod was a special *robe that the *High *Priest wore over his other robe.

thunder ~ (A) ~ loud noise in the sky in a storm.

thunder ~ (B) ~ the loud noise that you may hear in a storm.

Timothy ~ (B) ~ a friend of the *apostle Paul. He was a leader in the church at that time. There are 2 letters to him, from Paul, in the New Testament.

tithe ~ (B) ~ one tenth (1/10th or 10%). The law said that the people must give a 10th of the harvest of oil, grain and wine to God. This 10th part was called a Ďtitheí.

tithe ~ (B) ~ one tenth. The *Jewish law said that the people must give a tenth of the harvest of oil, grain and *wine to God. This tenth part was a Ďtitheí.

Tobit ~ (B) ~ an old book that someone wrote before Jesus came to earth.

told ~ (A) ~ past of *tell.

tomb ~ (B) ~ a grave; a place for a dead body.

tongue ~ (A) ~ large red part (of the body) in the mouth. It helps us to speak; the part of our mouth that we talk with.

Torah ~ (B) ~ the *holy books of the *Jews, made up by the first five books of the *Old Testament.

torch ~ (A) ~ stick with fire at the end to give light.

totally ~ (A) ~ completely.

tower ~ (A) ~ a very high building.

tower ~ (B) ~ a tall, strong building.

tradition ~ (B) ~ what people believed in the past; usual belief, handed down by word of mouth.

transfiguration ~ (B) ~ change in appearance; the change in Jesusí face and looks when he was on a high mountain with three of his *disciples.

traveller ~ (B) ~ someone who travels.

treason ~ (A) ~ when somebody fights against their own country or against their ruler, it is treason.

treason ~ (B) ~ to be not loyal to a person or government; then you become an enemy.

treasure ~ (A) ~ something very valuable.

treasure ~ (B) ~ (in the Temple) the gifts of money given by the *Jews for the workers and maintenance of the *Temple.

treasure ~ (B) ~ something that has a great value.

tremble ~ (A) ~ when a person *shakes.

trial ~ (A) ~ something that will show whether a person is good or not.

trial ~ (B) ~ a legal examination by which a judge decides if a person is guilty of doing a crime; the examination of a person in a court of law to discover whether he is guilty or not of a crime.

tribe ~ (A) ~ a group of people that have one language and belong together; a large group of people from the same family; family from one man. The first *Jews were the 12 sons of Jacob. The family of each son became a tribe.

tribe ~ (A) ~ the whole family of one of Jacob's 12 sons. A family from the same father.

tribe ~ (B) ~ a group of people; a family or people having the same *ancestors. Family from one man. *Israel grew from the 12 sons of Jacob. These 12 families formed the 12 tribes of *Israel.

Trinity ~ (A) ~ God who is three persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the *Holy Spirit.

trip ~ (A) ~ when your foot hits something and you fall down.

true ~ (B) ~ something that really is right; it is fact.

truly ~ (A) ~ really. Agreeing with what is true.

trumpet ~ (A) ~ men use this metal thing to make loud music. A metal pipe with a wide end. People use their mouths to make music with it.

trumpet ~ (A) ~ you use your mouth to make loud music with a trumpet.

trumpet ~ (B) ~ an instrument to make music or to sound an alarm.

trumpet ~ (B) ~ an instrument to make music or to sound an alarm.

trunk ~ (A) ~ the strong tall part of a tree that stands up and holds the branches.

trust [see faith] ~ (A) ~ to follow something; you are sure that it is true.

trust ~ (A) ~ believe that someone (usually God in the psalms) will be good to you.

trust ~ (A) ~ to have *faith in someone or something; believe that someone (usually God in the psalms) will be good to you; to believe that someone is good, and speaks good words; to follow something that you think is true; to follow something/someone as if it/they were true; when we believe in a person.

trust ~ (B) ~ to have *faith in someone or something.

trust in you ~ (A) ~ look to you for help.

trusting in you ~ (A) ~ looking to you for help.

truth ~ (A) ~ things/something that are/is true; an idea that is true; usually words that are true; in Psalm 86:11, things that God teaches; what is true.

truth ~ (B) ~ that which is true and right.

tumour ~ (B) ~ a type of spot or lump. It grows very big in a personís body or under his or her skin.

turn your ear ~ (A) ~ a way to say ĎListen!í in *Hebrew.

turned the fortunes ~ (A) ~ change things (look in the notes on Psalm 85:1).

twin† ~ (A) ~ one of two children with the same mother who were born at the same time.

twin ~ (B) ~ one born about the same time as a brother or sister; one of two children born together, of the same mother.

unbeliever ~ (A) ~ a person who does not believe in Jesus Christ and the true God.

uncircumcised ~ (A) ~ people that had not got *circumcision.

uncle ~ (A) ~ your fatherís brother; your motherís brother.

unclean ~ (A) ~ not *clean enough to be near to God; not *holy.

unclean ~ (A) ~ when something is not right to use because God does not accept it.

unclean ~ (B) ~ (1) not pure in a *religious meaning. (2) dirty.

unfaithful ~ (B) ~ you could not have confidence in these people.

ungodly ~ (B) ~ wicked.

unhappy ~ (A) ~ the opposite of happy.

unite ~ (A) ~ be joined to. Be of one mind with another.

universe ~ (A) ~ everything that God has made.

unkind ~ (A) ~ when you are not kind.

unleavened ~ (B) ~ unleavened bread is made without using *yeast.

upper ~ (A) ~ above something else.

upset ~ (A) ~ when a person is not happy because of some bad thing.

Urim ~ (A) ~ Urim and Thummim were valuable stones. The High *Priest (Aaron) put them in the breast pocket of the beautiful work. God used the stones to guide the people. We do not know how he did this. The *ephod was a special *robe that the *High *Priest wore over his other robe.

Urim ~ (B) ~ Urim and Thummim were two objects that the main priest kept in his *ephod. The priest used those objects to discover Godís decision about a situation.

useless ~ (B) ~ of no use.

valuable ~ (A) ~ having value.

value ~ (A) ~ things that are good or important.

values ~ (A) ~ things that are good or important.

vassal ~ (A) ~ a country or person that *serves another country or person.

veil ~ (A) ~ a piece of material that covers a womanís face.

verse ~ (A) ~ one part of a chapter in the Bible.

verse ~ (B) ~ books of the bible have one or more chapters. Chapters have smaller bits with numbers. These bits are verses.

victory ~ (B) ~ success in war; the winning of a struggle.

vine ~ (A) ~ plant which climbs. Its fruits are called *grapes. Plant that grows *grapes (to make *wine).

vinegar ~ (A) ~ what *wine becomes if we leave it open to the air.

vinegar ~ (B) ~ sour wine, often drunk by *Roman soldiers.

vineyard ~ (A) ~ place where *grapes grow.

vineyard ~ (A) ~ place where fruits called grapes grow. People can make a drink that contains alcohol from grapes.

vineyard ~ (B) ~ a field where *vines grow; a place in which to grow *grapes.

vineyard ~ (B) ~ a place where fruit bushes grow. People use the fruit to make wine.

violence ~ (A) ~ being cruel and hurting people a lot.

virgin ~ (B) ~ a woman who has not had sex with a man.

vision ~ (B) ~ a dream; sometimes a dream that comes to a person who is awake.

volcano ~ (A) ~ a mountain that sometimes shoots out fire and hot ash.

vomit ~ (B) ~ to empty what was in the stomach out through the mouth.

vow ~ (B) ~ serious promise made with a proof of intention to keep it. People did this by making the *vow in the name of some great person.

vulture ~ (A) ~ a large bird that eats dead animals.

vulture ~ (A) ~ a large bird with a bald head.

wages ~ (A) ~ you do work and someone pays you for it. That money is Ďwagesí.

war-cart ~ (A) ~ this carried soldiers to war. Horses pulled the carts.

warn ~ (A) ~ to tell someone about the danger of something; say that something (usually bad) will happen.

warning ~ (B) ~ when we warn someone. We say that we are giving them a warning.

washing ~ (B) ~ the act of washing in ceremonies.

waste ~ (A) ~ something that has no value or use that people throw away.

watch ~ (A) ~ to look in a careful way.

watch ~ (B) ~ to look in a careful way.

watchman ~ (A) ~ person who *guards people or things. He watches to see if any enemies are coming to attack them.

wave ~ (A) ~ when the wind blows on water and it moves up and down. In a storm, the waves can be wild.

wax ~ (A) ~ an insect called a Ďbeeí makes wax. People use it to mend things. They also use it to make candles, which they burn to give light.

wax ~ (B) ~ a yellow substance like fat that *bees make. People use it to mend things and to make candles, which they burn to give light.

way ~ (A) ~ a path to follow, or a teaching to obey.

way ~ (A) ~ method, manner.

weapon ~ (A) ~ something to fight people with, like a *sword or a gun.

weapon ~ (B) ~ a tool of war that a soldier uses in attack or defence.

weapon ~ (B) ~ a tool of war that people use in attack or defence.

weapon ~ (B) ~ weapons are arms; they are objects that people use in a battle to hurt or kill their enemies. These include bows and arrows, swords, *spears and even stones.

wear out ~ (A) ~ clothes wear out. This means that they become old. Then people cannot use them. Then they will throw them away.

wedding ~ (A) ~ when two people marry each other.

welcome ~ (A) ~ say Ďhelloí to; let a person come into your home with pleasure.

welcome ~ (B) ~ to receive a person with pleasure.

well ~ (B) ~ a hole made in the ground where water collects; a natural source of water; a *spring.

wheat ~ (A) ~ plant like *barley. People make bread from its seeds. (The seeds are called Ďgrainí.) Plants that people grow on farms. They use the seeds to make flour for bread.

wheel ~ (A) ~ *chariots and cars all need these to move.

wheels ~ (A) ~ round things that help things like cars to move.

whip ~ (A) ~ something to hit people and animals with; often people used them when they wanted their horses to go faster.

whirlwind ~ (A) ~ a very strong wind that moves in a circle.

wicked ~ (A) ~ very, very bad.

widow ~ (A) ~ woman whose husband is dead.

wilderness ~ (A) ~ a wild place where people did not grow food.

will ~ (B) ~ (as Godís will) the command or desire or direction from God to a person to act in a certain way; Godís plan for a human life which may be different from his own desires.

willing ~ (A) ~ when you will agree to do something, you are willing.

wine ~ (A) ~ a drink that has alcohol in it; people make it from small, sweet fruit called grapes. You can use it as medicine.

winepress ~ (A) ~ very big basket. In this, people begin to make *wine from fruit called grapes.

wineskin ~ (A) ~ a wineskin is like a bottle. People made them from animal skins. People store *wine in wineskins.

wineskin ~ (B) ~ these were used to keep *wine in.

wing ~ (A) ~ a bird or an *angel uses its wings to fly. Aeroplanes also have wings.

winnow ~ (A) ~ after you *thresh plants, you winnow to make the *grain separate from the rest of the plant.

wisdom ~ (A) ~ a person who has wisdom always knows the best thing to do.

wise ~ (A) ~ when we understand Godís word; wise people know what to do; they know what is good and right; and they do it.

wish ~ (A) ~ to *hope for something nice for someone.

witness ~ (A) ~ someone who sees what happens. Someone who has seen or heard something. Then they tell other people about it.

witness ~ (B) ~ a witness is someone who sees an event and will tell of it. To witness is to tell what you have seen.

witness ~ (B) ~ to say what you have seen.

wolf ~ (A) ~ a wild animal that kills and eats other animals, including people.

wolf ~ (B) ~ a wild animal like a large dog.

wolves ~ (B) ~ plural of wolf.

wonder ~ (A) ~ another word for *miracle.

wonderful ~ (A) ~ great and surprising.

wooden ~ (A) ~ something that someone has made from wood.

wool ~ (A) ~ soft hair of a sheep.

woollen ~ (A) ~ something that someone has made from wool.

Word of God ~ (A) ~ see *Scripture(s).

world ~ (A) ~ people who do not believe in Christ.

worldly ~ (B) ~ of this world; loving the things of this life.

worm ~ (B) ~ a long thin animal that lives in the ground.

wormwood ~ (B) ~ a kind of plant. It has a very bitter taste.

worry ~ (A) ~ when we have trouble in our minds.

worship ~ (A) ~ to give thanks to God and Jesus; to show God that we love him very much. To tell someone that they are very great and that you love them. To love and *praise/thank someone (God) more than anyone else.

worship ~ (A) ~ what we should do when we are with God; to give thanks to God and Jesus; we usually worship together with other people, with *prayers and much happy singing; to bend down to God or a false god; to show God that he is great and that we love him very much.

worship ~ (B) ~ a way to act when we are with God; to give thanks to God and Jesus; we usually worship together with other people, with *prayers and much happy singing; to bend down to God or a false god; to show honour to God and say that we love him very much.

worship ~ (B) ~ to praise God and to give thanks to him; to show honour to God and to say that we love him very much. But some people worship false gods instead of the real God.

worship ~ (B) ~ to praise or give honour to God or to an *idol; to give honour to God with thanks and respect. To give thanks to God and Jesus; to praise God and show him honour.

worship ~ (B) ~ to show honour and respect to God. To praise and serve God. To show honour to God and say that we love him very much.

wound ~ (A) ~ bad place where someone has hurt you. A place on someoneís body where someone or something has hurt them.

wrath ~ (A) ~ what we feel when we are very angry; what a person does when they are very angry; the wrath of God is the right thing he does when he is angry with us; how God shows he is angry about *sin.

wrath ~ (B) ~ (anger of God); God is *holy; therefore, God must act against all that is not holy; wrath is Godís necessary act against sin (because he is holy).

wrath ~ (B) ~ severe anger; the action coming from anger; the right anger of God; Godís reaction to, and against, *sin.

Yahweh ~ (A) ~ the *covenant name for God. Most Bibles translate it *LORD with 4 capital letters. It means something *like ĎI amí or Ďalways aliveí. The *Hebrew name for God; sometimes called Jehovah.

Yahweh ~ (B) ~ Godís name in *Hebrew; sometimes called Jehovah.

yeast ~ (A) ~ people put yeast into flour and water to make bread. The yeast grows in the bread and it causes the bread to rise.

yeast ~ (B) ~ a substance which makes bread rise before baking; something that people include in bread to make it rise while it bakes.

YHWH ~ (A) ~ the *Hebrew name for God; sometimes called Jehovah; Godís name in Hebrew.

yoke ~ (A) ~ they put this on an animalís neck and the animal pulled things along.

yoke ~ (B) ~ 1) a bar of wood that joins two animals together; 2) something that unites people in a common task.

zealot ~ (B) ~ a strong enemy of the *Roman government.

zealots ~ (A) ~ a group that fought against the *Roman rulers in Israel.

Zion ~ (A) ~ *Jerusalem, the City of God.

Zion ~ (A) ~ the name of a hill in Jerusalem. People often use it to mean all Jerusalem.

Zion ~ (B) ~ another name for *Jerusalem, but especially the New Jerusalem; the city of God; the Jerusalem in *heaven; another name for Jerusalem, city of Godís people; the holy mountain in Jerusalem.

 

 

Mike Baker

Carol Betts

18 January 2009

 

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