Bible Dictionary: Ln. 1840
- LO, a call of attention, Gen. 50:5, ad-
dressed in calling regard to something
of importance, Psal. 40:7; Matt. 3:16.
- LOAD, to put on, as a burden, Isa. 46:
1: to supply bountifully, Psal. 68:19.
- LOAF, a large cake of bread, Exod.
29:23; Mark 8:14.
- LOAM'MI, [h] (not my people), a name
given to admonish the idolatrous Israel-
ites, of God rejecting them on account
of their wickedness, Hos. 1:9.
- LOAN, a thing lent, 1 Sam. 2:20.
- LOATHE, to dislike strongly, Exod. 7:
18: to abhor, Ezek. 6:9.
- LOATHSOME, filthy, Job 7:5: disgust-
ing, Prov. 13:5.
- LOAVES, masses of bread, 1 Sam. 17:
17; John 6:9, 26.
- LOCK, the fastening of a door, Sol. Song
5:5; Judg. 3:23, 24: a curl of hair,
Ezek. 8:3; Num. 6:5.
- LOCKED, fastened with a lock, Judg.
- LOCUST, a devouring insect, larger but
resembling a grasshopper, Exod. 10:4-19.
Innumerable multitudes swarm in Arabia
and Africa, overspreading a country, con-
suming or infecting every green vege-
table and the corn, and causing a pesti-
lence by their corrupting of the air when
dead. Such plague has been known to
destroy 80,000 or 100,000 persons at a
visitation, Joel 1:3-10. A species of the
locust was allowed for food by the law
of Moses, Lev. 11:22: and it was used
by John Baptist, Matt. 3:4.
- LOCUSTS, great and terrible armies, as
employed by the false prophet Moh_m-
m_d, and by his successors, who pre-
vailed over the countries in which Chris-
tianity had been corrupted by the priests
and wicked teachers, Rev. 9:3-11.
- LODGE, a small house in a retired
place, Isa. 1:8.
- LODGE, to repose for the night, Gen.
24:23, 24; Acts 10:6.
- LODGED, did lodge, Gen. 32:13:
did dwell for a season, Acts 10:18-23.
- LODGING, temporary habitation, Acts
- LOFT, an upper floor, Acts 20:9.
- LOFTILY, haughtily, scornfully, Psal.
- LOFTINESS, pride, haughtiness, Jer.
- LOFTY, elevated, as God on the throne
of the universe, Isa. 57:15: haughty, as
proud men, Isa. 2:11, 12.
- LOG, a Hebrew measure of about three
quarters of a pint, Lev. 14:10. See
- LOINS, the lower parts of the back
where the girdle is worn, Exod. 12:11;
28:42: the whole body, Psal. 66:
11. "Gird up the loins of the mind,"
1 Pet. 1:13, means, have the mind well
furnished with truth, and the heart with
grace, as a traveller prepared for a jour-
ney, 2 Kings 4:29.
- LO'IS, Λωις (better), a pious Jewess, the
grandmother of Timothy, 2 Tim. 1:5.
- LONG, great in distance, Deut. 14:24:
extended time, Exod. 20:12.
- LONG, to desire vehemently, as for
relief in suffering, Job 6:8; or for en-
joyment, Psal. 63:1: to love greatly,
- LONGED, did regard with affection,
2 Sam. 13:39: did love greatly, Psal.
119:40; Phil. 2:26.
- LONGING, desiring with affection, Deut.
- LONG-SUFFERING, enduring long, as
God permits the provocations of the
wicked, 1 Pet. 3:20; 2 Pet. 3:15; or
as Christians bear with the imperfections
of each other, Col. 1:11; 3:12.
- LOOK, the appearance, Dan. 7:20:
haughty demeanour, Isa. 2:11; 10:12.
- LOOK, to see or view, Gen. 13:14: to
search, Gen. 41:33: to consider, Deut.
9:27: to contemplate, 2 Cor. 4:18: to
regard with pious confidence, Isa. 45:
22: to expect with assured and joyful
hope, Phil. 3:20.
- LOOKED, did look, Gen. 18:16: did
consider, Exod. 2:11: did hope for, Heb.
- LOOKING, viewing, John 1:36: contem-
plating, Heb. 12:2: anticipating, Jude 22.
- LOOKING-GLASS, a kind of mirror of
polished brass, Exod. 38:8; Job
37:18. See GLASS.
- LOOP, the bow of a double cord, Exod.
- LOOSE, at liberty, Lev. 14:7; Dan. 3:
- LOOSE, to unbind, Judg. 15:14: to
liberate, Acts 24:26: to put off, Judg.
15:14: to open, Rev. 5:5: to declare
forgiven, Matt. 16:19.
- LOOSED, did loose or liberate, Psal. 105:
20: did sail, Acts 27:21.
- LOOSED, unbound, Job 39:5: bro-
ken, Judg. 15:14: liberated, Rom. 7:2.
- LOOSING, unbinding, Mark 11:5: sail-
ing, Acts 16:11.
- LORD JEHOVAH, the most glorious title
of God our Creator, Exod. 34:6;
Deut. 6:4, 6. See JEHOVAH.
- LORD, a governor, applied especially
to God, Deut. 10:14, 17: to Christ, Phil.
2:11: to the Holy Spirit, 2 Thess. 3:5;
2 Cor. 3:17, 18. Lord, as applied to
man, indicates authority, as of a king,
Acts 25:26; a chief ruler, Gen. 45:8,
9: to nobles, Dan. 5:6: to tyrants, 1 Pet.
5:3. Lord is used as a title of reverence
to a husband, Gen. 18:12: to a master,
Matt. 10:24: to a person of property,
Gal. 4:1: to persons of apparent worth,
- Lord, The. And Saviour Jesus Christ.
Is Jesus the Master of your life?
He should be if you are a Christian.
See Life of Christ.
- Lord of All the Earth, [God] Mic. 4:13--HL.
- LORDSHIP, authority or rule, as of a
governor, Mark 10:42.
- LORD'S SUPPER. See SUPPER.
- Lord's Supper, The. A Baptist church ordinance.
Symbolic only. Not a sacrament.
See New Testament Church.
- LOSE, to suffer loss, as of life, Judg.
18:25; or of money, Luke 15:8; or
of a recompense, Matt. 10:42; or of [the
soul], through sin and wickedness, 16:26.
- LOSS, detriment or injury, Acts 27:
- LOST, in a state unknown, as property,
Exod. 22:9: dead, as children, Isa.
49:20: destroyed, as an army, 1 Kings
20:25: a state of ignorance and sin, as
the ungodly, Matt. 10:6; Luke 15:24:
hardened in impenitence, John 17:12;
2 Cor. 4:3.
- LOT, לוט (wrapped up, or hidden, or
myrrh), the son of Haran, and nephew
of Abraham, Gen. 11:27; 12:5. Lot's
brief history is deeply instructive, Gen.
13. 14. 19.; and the shade over the
character of Lot is partly dissipated by
the testimony of the inspired apostle, 2
- LOT'S WIFE. See PILLAR.
- LOT, that which falls to one's share by
casting or drawing tokens, Num. 26:
55, 56: property, Prov. 1:14: fellowship,
Acts 8:21: punishment, Isa. 17:13,
14. Casting lots, to settle a claim, or
discover a person, was common, as is
seen in the division of Canaan among
the tribes, Josh. 18:9, 10; and in the
case of the mariners to discover Jonah,
Jon. 1:7; by the first Christians in
choosing an apostle, Acts 1:26; and by
the soldiers in sharing the garments of
Christ, Matt. 27:35. This course may
certainly be now used religiously; as it
is an appeal to the determination of God,
- LO'TAN, [h] (wrapped up, or myrrh), an
Arab chief, Gen. 36:20-22.
- LOUD, sounding forcibly, Exod. 19:
16: noisy, Gen. 39:14.
- LOUDER, more forcible in sound, or
noisy, Exod. 19:19.
- LOVE, tender regard, as a natural
affection, Gen. 29:20: friendly esteem,
Prov. 15:17: active holiness in the
heart, a fruit of the Holy Spirit, inclin-
ing the soul to delight in God, His people,
and his service, Gal. 5:22; 1 John 4:7,
- LOVE, to regard with natural affection,
Gen. 22:2; Eph. 5:25: to pity, Mark
10:21: to compassionate, John 3:16: to
benevolently regard, Matt. 5:43, 44: to
esteem and prefer, Matt. 10:37: to delight
in, John 3:35.
- LOVED, did regard with affection, as
a wife, Gen. 24:67; or a child, 25:
28; or a friend, John 11:5: did compas-
sionate, John 3:16; Mark 10:21: did
take pleasure in, as an occupation, 2
Chron. 26:10; or gain, 2 Pet. 2:15.
- LOVED, regarded with affection, 2 Cor.
12:15: taken pleasure in, as excellent,
Psal. 26:8; or desirable, 2 Tim. 4:10.
- LOVELY, united, 2 Sam. 1:23; or ami-
able, Phil. 4:8.
- LOVER, a cordial friend, 1 Kings 5:1;
Tit. 1:8: a professed friend, Lam. 1:2, 19:
a voluptuary, 2 Tim. 3:2-4.
- LOVING, affectionate, Prov. 5:19.
- LOVING, taking pleasure in, Isa. 56:10.
- LOW, flat, as land, 2 Chron. 9:27:
small in stature, Ezek. 17:6: humbled,
Isa. 13:11: reduced in station, Jam. 1:
- LOWER, less elevated, Psal. 8:5;
- LOWEST, least elevated, Ezek. 41:7
least honourable, Luke 14:9, 10.
- LOWING, bellowing, as oxen, 1 Sam.
- LOWLINESS, humility, modesty, Phil.
- LOWLY, humble, Prov. 3:34; Matt.
- LOWRING, cloudy, indicating a storm,
- LU'CAS, Λουκας (luminous), the proper
name of Luke, Phil. 24. See LUKE.
- LU'CIFER, [h] (bringer of light), the
Latin epithet of the planet Venus, or
morning star, hence called "son of the
morning[,]" Isa. 14:12. In the oriental
style, a star is the written emblem of a
mighty prince; and Isaiah applies it in
predicting the degradation of the proud
king of Babylon. [omit]
- LU'CIUS, Λουκιος (light), an eminent
Christian minister in the church of
Antioch, Acts 13:1; perhaps a kins-
man of the apostle Paul, Rom. 16:21.
- LUCRE, gain, pecuniary advantage, 1
Sam. 8:3; Tit. 1:7.
- LUD, [h] (birth or generation), a son of
Shem, Gen. 10:22.
- LU'DIM, [h] (births), a son of Mizraim,
- LUKE, Λουκας (luminous), the evangelist,
the writer of the "Gospel according to
Luke," and the "Acts of the Apostles,"
is believed to have been a physician, as
some say, of Antioch, Col. 4:14: he
was for many years a companion of
Paul in his missionary labours, Acts 16:
10, "whose praise was in all the churches,
and who was chosen by the brethren to
travel with the apostles," 2 Cor. 8:18,
19. Luke continued the faithful fellow-
labourer with Paul till his martyrdom,
Phil. 23, 24; 2 Tim. 4:11; and was hon-
oured as the writer of two of the most
valuable of the books of Scripture.
- LUKE, THE GOSPEL OF: this gospel
was written for the use of the Gentile
Christians, and dedicated to a nobleman
named Theophilus, Luke 1:4: it con-
tains some important information and
discourses not found in the other books,
especially relating to the birth of John
and of Christ; it is evidently inspired,
and forms an invaluable treasure of the
church[es]. See Commentary.
- LUKEWARM, scarcely warm, indifferent,
criminally negligent in the service of
Christ, Rev. 3:16.
- LUMP, a piece, as of clay, Rom. 9:21;
or a cluster of figs, 2 Kings 20:7.
- LUNATIC, an epithet given to a dis-
eased person, whose sufferings were af-
fected by, or at, the changes of the moon,
- LURK, to lie in wait as for robbery,
Prov. 1:11, 18; as a beast of prey, Psal.
- LURKING, lying in wait, as a robber,
1 Sam. 23:23.
- LUST, strong desire, Exod. 15:9: un-
lawful sensual desire, 1 John 2:16: the
corruption of the heart prompting to sin,
Jam. 1:14, 15.
- LUST, to desire vehemently, Deut. 12:
20, 21: to covet things unlawfully, 1 Cor.
10:6. The "flesh lusting against the
Spirit," is the opposition of passion
against inward piety, Gal. 5:15; and
"the Spirit lusting against the flesh," is
the influence of grace against the natu-
ral appetites, constituting the conflict
experienced by every Christian, Rom.
- LUSTED, did lust or desire vehemently,
- LUSTING, eagerly desiring with cla-
mour for anything, Num. 11:4.
- LUSTY, strong, vigorous, Judg. 3:29.
- LUZ, [h] (separation or departure), the
ancient name of Bethel, Gen. 28:19.
- LYCAO'NIA, [g] (she-wolf), a pro-
vince of Asia Minor, Acts 14:6, 11.
- LY'CIA, [g] (light), a province of Asia
Minor, Acts 27:5.
- LYD'DA, [g] (birth or begetting), a city
of Dan in a fertile plain, fourteen miles
from Joppa, on the road to Jerusalem,
Acts 9:32, 38.
- LYD'IA, Λυδια (generation or birth), a
woman of remarkable piety at Philippi,
and the first convert to Christ in that
city, Acts 16:14, 40.
- LYING, the practice of speaking false-
hood, Eph. 4:: idolatrous practices,
which deny the truth of God, Psal.
- LYING, laid down, as a man on a bed,
Matt. 9:2; as sheep in a field, Gen.
29:2; as conspirators for their victims,
- LYSA'NIAS, [g] (that destroys sor-
row), the tetrarch or governor of Abilene,
- LY'SIAS, [g] (that dissolves or scatters),
a Roman tribune stationed on military
duty at Jerusalem, Acts 24:7, 22. See
- LYS'TRA, [g] (that dissolves or dis-
perses), a city of Lycaonia, in Asia Minor,
supposed to be the birthplace of Timothy,
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