Bible Dictionary: Dn.   1840

  1. DO, to act or perform anything, Gen.
    16:6, especially as duty, Exod. 4:15;
    Matt. 5:19; Acts 1:1; 9:6.
  2. DOCTOR, a learned instructor in the
    law, Acts 5:34; Luke 2:46.
  3. DOCTRINE, instruction or learning,
    Deut. 32:2: a system of instruction,
    Acts 2:42: the gospel, Tit. 2:10; Heb.
    6:1.   Doctrine may be divine, John 7:
    16; sound and good
    , 1 Tim. 1:10; ac-
    cording to godliness, 6:13; or corrupted
    by tradition, Matt. 16:12; or by wicked
    men
    , Col. 2:22; Rev. 2:14, 15, 24.  
    • Doctine, False.   See Tract.
  4. DOD'ONIM, [h] (sleep of the uncle), the
    youngest son of Javan, and a great-
    grandson of Noah, Gen. 10:4.
  5. DO'EG, [h] (who acts with uneasiness), an
    Edomite, the chief herdsman of king
    Saul, 1 Sam. 21:7.   This wretch, to
    gratify his furious master, murdered
    Ahimelech, the high-priest, and eighty-
    four other priests, with their families,
    in their city of Nob, 22:9-19.
  6. DOER, an actor or agent, of good or
    evil, Gen. 39:22: an active busy per-
    son, Prov. 17:4; Isa. 9:17.
  7. DOG, a well-known domestic animal,
    Exod. 11:7; Matt. 15:27.   False teachers
    are called dogs, Isa. 56:10; Phil. 3:2:
    unbelieving unholy persons are also thus
    designated, Rev. 22:15.
  8. DOING, acting, Gen. 31:28: per-
    forming, Eph. 6:6.
  9. DOINGS, practices, Lev. 18:3: works,
    as those of God in providence, Psal. 9:
    11; 77:12.
  10. DOLEFUL, fearful, dismal, Isa. 13:21:
    sorrowful, Mic. 2:4.
  11. DOMINION, rightful authority and
    power, as the universal sovereignty and
    government of God, Dan. 4:3, 34: the
    lawful authority over the earth as dele-
    gated to man, Gen. 1:26-28; Psal. 8:6:
    royal power, 1 Kings 4:24: a province
    of an empire, Dan. 6:26.
  12. DOMINIONS, kings or governors of
    provinces, Dan. 7:27: angels executing
    the decrees of God, Col. 1:16; Eph. 1:21.
  13. DONE, acted, Gen. 9:24: performed,
    Exod. 18:1.
  14. DOOR, the entrance to a dwelling-
    house or other place, Gen. 19:9-11;
    Matt. 27:60: the opening to a course
    of usefulness, as an opportunity of freely
    preaching the gospel, 1 Cor. 16:9: the
    medium of approach to a privileged
    state, as Christ is the door of our access
    to God the Father
    , John 10:1, 7.
  15. DOR, [h] (generation or habitation), a
    city in a maritime district of Canaan,
    given to Manasseh, Josh. 12:23; 17:11.
  16. DOR'CAS, [g] (doe, or roe, or female
    goat
    ), a name of Tabitha, a Christian
    matron of Joppa, whose good works
    illustrated her genuine faith, and whose
    miraculous recovery from death signally
    honoured the apostolical ministry of
    Peter, Acts 9:36-46.
  17. DOTE, to act as delirious, senseless, or
    insane, Jer. 50:36.
  18. DOTED, did dote, or act as delirious,
    Ezek. 23:5.
  19. DO'THAN, [h] (the law), a town, famous
    as being the place where Joseph was
    sold by his brethren, Gen. 37:17;
    and where the Syrians were smitten with
    blindness by the prophet Elisha, 2 Kings
    6:13: Dothan lay about twelve miles
    north of Samaria.
  20. DOTING, trifling, acting as delirious,
    1 Tim. 6:4.
  21. DOUBLE, twice as much, Gen. 43:12:
    sufficient, Isa. 40:2.   A double heart, is
    dishonest or deceitful, Psal. 12:2: a
    double tongue, is lying, 1 Tim. 3:8: a
    double mind, is faithless, Jam. 1:8.
  22. DOUBLE, to add a second, as to make
    two thicknesses of cloth, Exod. 26:9:
    to repeat, as a second or enlarged quan-
    tity, Rev. 18:6.
  23. DOUBLED, made or given twice, Gen.
    41:32: repeated, Ezek. 21:14.
  24. DOUBT, uncertainty, Acts 2:12; 1 John
    2:19: presage or omen, Dan. 5:12:
    distressing anxiety, Deut. 28:66.
  25. DOUBT, to be unbelieving, Matt. 21:
    21; or in uncertainty, John 10:24.
  26. DOUBTED, did doubt, did hesitate,
    Acts 5:24; 10:17: were uncertain in
    mind, Matt. 28:17.
  27. DOUBTFUL, uncertain, Luke 12:29:
    unsettled, Rom. 14:1.
  28. DOUBTING, wondering, John 13:22:
    dubious, suspicious, fearful, Acts 10:20.
  29. DOUBTLESS, without doubt, 2 Sam. 5:
    19: certainly, Num. 14:30; 1 Cor. 9:2.
  30. DOVE, a tame pigeon, Gen. 8:8.
    The gentleness of the dove is proverbial,
    and, therefore, the chosen emblem of
    inoffensiveness and innocence, Matt. 10:
    16; and also of the Holy Spirit, Luke
    3:22; John 1:32.
  31. DOVES' DUNG, tares or chick-peas, sold
    in common at Cairo, in Egypt, Damas-
    cus, &c. 2 Kings 6:25.
  32. DOUGH, unbaked paste for bread,
    Ezek. 12:34; Jer. 7:18.
  33. DOWN, low, as the sunset, Lev. 22:7;
    as to the feet, Rev. 1:13.
  34. DOWNWARD, towards the lowest part,
    2 Kings 19:30; Ezek. 1:27.
  35. DOWRY, property brought by a hus-
    band to a wife, including presents to her
    parents, as a price to obtain her in mar-
    riage, Gen. 34:12; 1 Sam. 18:25;
    Gen. 24:53; Hos. 3:2.
  36. DRAG, a kind of large fishing-net, Hab.
    1:15, 16.
  37. DRAGGING, drawing, as the heavy fish-
    ing-net, John 21:8.
  38. DRAGON, a very large serpent, as the
    boa constrictor, some of which in our
    times have been caught from twenty to
    thirty feet long, and in the earlier ages
    much larger, Psal. 91:13; Isa. 13:22:
    a venomous kind of lizard, Deut. 32:
    33: a sea-serpent or crocodile, Isa. 27:
    1: the
    devil, Rev. 20:2.   Pharaoh is so
    called, on account of the monster croco-
    dile being found in the Nile, whose
    terrific appearance was a fit emblem of
    that oppressive monarchy of Egypt,
    Ezek. 29:3.   See LEVIATHAN.
  39. DRAM, a weight, the eighth part of an
    ounce, and mentioned especially in the
    weighing of gold, Ezra 2:69; 8:27;
    Neh. 7:70, 71.
  40. DRANK, did drink, Gen. 9:21; Dan. 1:
    5; 5:1; 1 Cor. 10:4.
  41. DRAUGHT, the act of drawing a fishing-
    net, Luke 5:4, 9: a place or drain for the
    reception of filth, Matt. 15:17.
  42. DRAUGHT-HOUSE, a house or recep-
    tacle of filth, 2 Kings 10:27.
  43. DRAVE, did drive, as carriages, Exod.
    14:25: did dismiss, Acts 18:16: did
    destroy, 7:45.
  44. DRAW, to pull up, as water from a
    well, Gen. 24:44: to pull out, as a
    sword from its sheath, Exod. 15:9; Ezek.
    21:3: to seduce persons by persuasion,
    Acts 20:30: to bring forcibly, Jam. 2:6.
  45. DRAWER, he who draws, as water,
    Deut. 29:11; Josh. 9:21.
  46. DRAWING, pulling up, as water from a
    well, Judg. 5:11: approaching, or com-
    ing, John 6:19.
  47. DRAWN, poured out, Ruth 2:9: un-
    sheathed, Num. 22:23: seduced, Deut.
    30:17: persuaded, Jer. 31:3.
  48. DREAD, fear, awe, Gen. 9:2; Exod.
    15:16; Deut. 2:25: the object of fear,
    as God, Isa. 8:13.
  49. DREAD, to fear, Deut. 1:29: to be
    alarmed, 1 Chron. 22:13.
  50. DREADFUL, fearful, Gen. 28:17;
    Dan. 7:7; Hab. 1:7.
  51. DREAM, the thought of a sleeping
    person, Gen. 28:12; 42:9.   Dreams
    usually arise from the excess or oppres-
    sion of business, care, fear, disease, or
    superstition, Eccles. 5:3.   However,
    before the publication of the will of God
    in the Scriptures, dreams were often-
    times, and they may sometimes be still,
    employed by God, as the means of con-
    veying instruction to mankind, Gen. 20:
    3; 41:7-32; Dan. 2:36; 7:1; Matt. 1:20;
    2:12: they were nevertheless the most
    common means of the greatest imposi-
    tions on ignorant people, especially by
    false prophets and wicked teachers, Jer.
    23:25, 32; 29:8.
  52. DREAM, to dream, or think in sleep-
    ing, Isa. 29:8; Joel 2:28.
  53. DREAMED, did dream, Gen. 28:12;
    Dan. 2:1, 2.
  54. DREAMER, one who dreams, Gen.
    37:19: an impostor, pretending to
    inspiration or divine knowledge, to de-
    ceive the people, Deut. 13:15; Jer.
    27:9.
  55. DREGS, the sediment of liquors in a
    cup; terrible calamities are likened to
    the drinking of them by the wicked,
    Psal. 75:8; Isa. 51:17.
  56. DRESS, to cultivate, as the ground,
    Gen. 2:15: to prepare, as food, 1 Kings
    17:12; as a sacrifice, 18:23.
  57. DRESSED, prepared, as food for eating,
    Gen. 18:8; as an altar for sacrifice,
    1 Kings 18:26; as the cultivated
    ground, Heb. 6:7.
  58. DRESSER, a cultivator of ground, as of
    a vineyard, Luke 13:7.
  59. DREW, did draw, as water, Gen. 24:
    20; as a sword, 1 Sam. 18:15; as a
    net, John 21:11: did persuade, Hos.
    11:4: did approach, Acts 7:17; 10:9.
  60. DRIED, did make dry, as God made a
    passage through the Red sea, and through
    the river Jordan, Josh. 4:23: did wither
    or blast, as the foliage of a tree by the
    wind, Ezek. 27:24.
  61. DRIED, made dry, as the earth, Gen.
    8:7-14; as corn, Lev. 2:14; or fruit,
    Num. 6:3; or vegetation, by want of
    rain, Joel 1:10, 12, 20: healed, as the
    bloody issue, Mark 5:29.
  62. DRINK, liquor, as a beverage, Ezra 3:
    7; Est. 1:7 [royal wine]; John 4:9 [water].
  63. DRINK, to swallow liquors, Num. 6:3;
    Est. 3:15: to participate, as of delights,
    Psal. 36:8; or of calamity, 60:3: to
    endure evils, Matt. 20:25.
  64. DRINKERS, those noted for excessive
    drinking, drunkards, Joel 1:5.
  65. DRINKING, partaking of liquor, as at
    meals, Ruth 3:3; or at feasts, 1 Sam.
    30:16; 1 Kings 20:12, 16.
  66. DRINK-OFFERING, a small quantity of
    wine partly poured upon the sacrifice,
    or meat-offering, that was to be burnt,
    Exod. 29:40; Lev. 23:18: this was
    of the Divine appointment, and a very
    ancient custom, if not coeval with the
    origin of sacrifices; and it seems to have
    been intended as an acknowledgment,
    that all the benefits of nature come from
    God, Gen. 35:14.   See OFFERING.
  67. DRIVE, to force along, 2 Kings 4:24:
    to expel, Exod. 6:1: to eject, Deut. 4:
    38: to proceed violently, as a ship in a
    storm, Acts 27:15.
  68. DRIVEN, forced, Gen. 4:11: expelled,
    Josh. 23:9: forcibly carried, Jam. 1:6:
    induced, Deut. 4:19.
  69. DRIVER, one who drives a beast or
    carriage, 1 Kings 22:34; Job 39:7.
  70. DRIVING, forcing as a driver, 2 Kings
    9:20: ejecting, Judg. 2:23.
  71. DROMEDARY, a small species of camel,
    remarkable for its fleetness, Jer. 2:23;
    Est. 8:10.   See CAMEL.
  72. DROP, a small globule, as of rain, or
    from a vessel of water, Isa. 40:15.
  73. DROP, to fall in drops, as rain or dew,
    Deut. 32:2; 33:28: to descend,
    as engaging words upon the ear, Prov.
    5:3: to let fall or to publish, as a divine
    message from a prophet, Amos 7:16:
    to produce abundantly, Joel 3:18.
  74. DROPPED, did drop, as rain, Judg. 5:
    4; or as instructive words on an atten-
    tive ear, Job 29:22.
  75. DROPPING, descending, as words, of-
    fensive, Prov. 19:13; 27:15; or
    pleasing, Sol. Song 5:13.
  76. DROPSY, a dangerous disease, through
    an unnatural accumulation of water in
    the body, Luke 14:2.
  77. DROSS, the refuse of melted or refined
    metals, Prov. 25:4; Isa. 1:22, 25:
    wicked persons are compared to dross,
    being worthless, as the refuse of man-
    kind, Ezek. 22:18.
  78. DROUGHT, distressing and calamitous
    destitution of water, as in a desert, Jer.
    2:6; 50:38; Hos. 13:5.
  79. DROVE, a collection of cattle, or flock
    of sheep, Gen. 32:16-19; 33:8.
  80. DROVE, did drive, Gen. 3:24; Exod.
    2:17; John 2:15.
  81. DROWN, to suffocate in water, Sol.
    Song 8:7: to overwhelm in ruin and
    misery, 1 Tim. 6:9.
  82. DROWNED, overwhelmed to suffoca-
    tion, Exod. 15:4; Matt. 18:6.
  83. DROWSINESS, sloth, or indolent sleepi-
    ness, Prov. 23:21.
  84. DRUNK, having been drinking, Ruth
    3:7; Dan. 5:23.
  85. DRUNK, intoxicated or stupified by
    excessively drinking strong liquor
    , 2
    Sam. 11:13; 1 Kings 20:16: senseless,
    as wicked men with regard to their best
    interests, Jer. 51:57.
  86. DRUNKARD, one given to excessive
    drinking of strong liquors
    , Deut. 21:20;
    1 Cor. 5:11; 6:10.
  87. DRUNKEN, drunk, intoxicated, Gen.
    9:21; Nah. 1:10.
  88. DRUNKENNESS, intoxication, Deut.
    29:19; Eccles. 10:17.
  89. DRUSIL'LA, [g] (watered by the
    dew
    ), the wife of Claudius Festus: she
    was the youngest daughter of Herod
    Agrippa, Acts 12:1, 21, and sister of
    Bernice and Agrippa, [25]:23: she was
    educated as a Jewess and married to
    Azizus, king of the Emessenians, but
    soon deserted him to marry this Roman
    governor of Judea: while Felix trembled
    at the preaching of Paul, the declaration
    of salvation or of eternal judgment

    seemed to make no impression upon the
    hardened heart of Drusilla
    , 24:24.
  90. DRY, not wet, as Gideon's fleece, Judg.
    6:37-39: without water, as land, Zeph.
    2:13; Isa. 25:5; failing springs, Jer.
    51:36; or the channel of a river, Isa.
    44:27: without moisture, Ezek. 19:
    13: without sap, as a withered tree, 20:
    47; Luke 23:31: barren, as a man
    without children, Isa. 56:3: scanty, as
    food, Prov. 17:1.   Spiritual blessings
    are assured to the Gentiles, as floods
    poured upon the dry ground, intimating
    their previous destitution and subsequent
    prosperity, Isa. 44:3.
  91. DRY, to absorb, as by evaporation
    without rain, Isa. 42:15; 44:27.
  92. DRYSHOD, without having the feet
    wet, Isa. 11:15.
  93. DUE, what is owing, Lev. 10:13; Deut.
    18:3; Rom. 13:7.
  94. DUE, owed, Prov. 3:27: merited,
    Luke 23:41: proper, Lev. 26:4:
    appointed, Rev. 5:6.
  95. DUKE, a chief, ruler, or leader of a pa-
    triarchal family or clan, Gen. 36:15,
    40; Josh. 13:21.
  96. DULCIMER, a musical instrument with
    wire to be struck with sticks, Dan. 3:5.
  97. DULL, stupid or senseless, Matt. 13:
    15: unapt or unskilful, Heb. 5:11.
  98. DU'MAH, [h] (silence), a son of Ishmael,
    Gen. 25:14.
  99. DUMAH, a city of Judah, Josh. 15:52.
  100. DUMAH, a province of Idumea, sur-
    named from the son of Ishmael, Isa. 21:
    11-13; Gen. 25:14.
  101. DUMB, mute, incapable of speech, Luke
    1:20: negligent of duty, as slothful
    preachers of the word of God, Isa. 56:
    10: silent in resignation under heavy
    afflictions, Psal. 39:2.
  102. DUNG, animal excrement, Exod. 29:
    14: whatsoever is loathsome, as the
    carcass of the dead, Jer. 8:2; or
    manure for the land, Psal. 83:10:
    dishonour or contempt, Mal. 2:3.
  103. DUNG, to supply manure, Luke 13:8.
  104. DUNGEON, a close subterraneous pri-
    son, Gen. 40:15; Jer. 38:6.
  105. DUNGHILL, a heap of dung, Isa. 25:
    10: a condition of extreme degradation
    and poverty, Lam. 4:5.
  106. DURA, [h] (generation or habitation), a
    vast plain near the city of Babylon,
    famous for the golden image set up by
    king Nebuchadnezzar, Dan. 3:1.
  107. DURABLE, lasting, Isa. 23:18: im-
    perishable, Prov. 8:18.
  108. DURE, to last, remain, or continue,
    Matt. 13:21.
  109. DURST, did dare, Est. 7:5; Acts 5:
    13: was willing, Matt. 22:46.
  110. DUST, small particles of earth, Exod.
    8:16: originally made of dust, Gen.
    2:7; 3:19: a miserable condition on
    earth, 1 Sam. 2:8: the perishing grati-
    fications of this world, Amos 2:7.
  111. DUTY, lawful service, 2 Chron. 8:
    14, or what is matter of obligation, Ezek.
    18:18.
  112. DWARF, an extraordinary small man,
    Lev. 21:20.
  113. DWELL, to reside at a place, Gen.
    35:1: to reside with a person, Exod.
    2:21.   Pious men being still the subjects
    of infirmity, sin dwells in them, Rom.
    7:17, 18: yet their minds delighting
    in spiritual things, and they enjoying
    the gracious sanctifying influence of the
    Holy Spirit, God dwells in them, and
    they in God, 1 John 4:16.
  114. DWELLED, did dwell or reside, Gen.
    13:7-12; Ruth 1:4.
  115. DWELLERS, those who dwell in a city
    or country, Acts 1:19.
  116. DWELLING, a habitation, Exod. 10:23:
    the state of residence, Gen. 27:39;
    Dan. 2:11; 4:25.
  117. DWELLING, residing, Gen. 25:27;
    Acts 2:5.
  118. DWELT, did dwell or reside, as in a
    house, Acts 28:30, in a city, 2 Sam.
    14:28, or in the mind, as a vital prin-
    ciple, 2 Tim. 1:5.
  119. DYED, coloured or stained, as leather,
    Exod. 25:5, or cloth, Isa. 63:1.
  120. DYING, expiring, Mark 12:20; Luke
    8:42.

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