Bible Dictionary: R.   1840

  1. RA'AMAH, [h] (greatness, thunder, evil,
    or company), a son of Cush, whose de-
    scendants constituted a tribe of the Arabs,
    Gen. 10:7; Ezek. 28:22.
  2. RAAM'SES, [h] (thunder, or reproach
    of the north
    , or he that dissolves or destroys
    evil
    ), a store city, built by the Israelites
    in a fertile district of Egypt, called also
    Rameses, Gen. 47:11; Exod. 1:11.   It
    is thought to have been on the site of
    Grand Cairo.
  3. RAB'BAH or RABBATH, [h] (great, power-
    ful
    , or contentious), the capital city of the
    Ammonites, 2 Sam. 11:1; 12:26; Ezek.
    25:5.
  4. RAB'BI, ΄Ραββι (my master), a title of
    respect and honour given to the Jewish
    doctors who had been educated in Judea,
    while those educated in a foreign country
    were called only rab or master, John 1:
    38, 49.   Many of the rulers of synagogues
    were doctors, who decided disputes among
    the people, and were extremely ambitious
    of this style of address, which our Saviour
    admonishes His apostles to decline, Matt.
    23:7, 8.
  5. RABBO'NI, ΄Ραββονι (supreme master), the
    Chaldee and Syriac form of rabban, the
    most honourable title among the Jews:
    it was seldom given to men, but often
    applied to God, John 20:16.
  6. RAB'-MAG, [h] (master of the magi, who
    overthrows
    or destroys a multitude), a general
    in the army of king Nebuchadnezzar,
    Jer. 39:3.
  7. RAB'SARIS, [h] (grand master of the
    eunuchs
    ), a general in the army of the
    king of Assyria, 2 Kings 18:17.
  8. RABSARIS, a prince and general in the
    army of Nebuchadnezzar, Jer. 39:3.
  9. RAB'SHAKEH, [h] (cup-bearer or cham-
    berlain to the prince
    ), an officer of the
    Assyrian army, the insolent bearer of the
    blasphemous letter from king Sennacherib
    to king
    Hezekiah, 2 Kings 18:17-27.
  10. RA'CA, [g] (empty, beggarly, or foolish),
    a Syriac word, used by the Jews to ex-
    press the utmost contempt, Matt. 5:22.
  11. RACE, an appointed course for runners,
    1 Cor. 9:24: human life, Eccles. 9:11:
    the path of duty for a Christian, Heb.
    12:1.
  12. RA'CHEL, [h] (sheep), the beloved and
    only chosen wife of
    Jacob, the mother of
    Joseph and Benjamin, Gen. 29:12-28;
    30:24; 34:16-18.
  13. RACHEL: this name is applied by the
    prophet in describing the sorrows of the
    tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, lament-
    ing their children slain in captivity, Jer.
    31:15; which the evangelist applies
    to the distress through Herod's mur-
    dering the children of Bethlehem, Matt.
    2:18.
  14. RAD'DAI, [h] (that defends, or rules), a
    brother of king David, 1 Chron. 2:14.
  15. RAFTERS, the timbers under the roof
    of a house, Sol. Song 1:17.
  16. RAGE, violent anger, 2 Kings 5:12.
  17. RAGE, to be in a fury, Psal. 2:1; Prov.
    14:16.
  18. RAGGED, broken or rugged, as rocks,
    Isa. 2:21.
  19. RAGING, furious, as a stormy sea, Jon.
    1:15; as a man inflamed with strong drink,
    Prov. 20:1.
  20. RAGS, worn-out vile clothes, Prov.
    23:21.   "Our righteousnesses being as
    filthy rags,"
    denotes the imperfections
    even of our holy duties, Isa. 64:6.
  21. RAGU'EL, [h] (shepherd of God), the
    father-in-law of Moses, Num. 10:2; called
    also Reuel, Exod. 2:18; and Jethro, 3:1.
    See JETHRO.
  22. RA'HAB, [h] (large, public place, or
    proud), a Canaanitish inn-keeper of Jeri-
    cho, Josh. 2:1; 6:17-25.   Some suppose
    that she was, or had been, a dissolute
    woman; but others think that she was
    merely a hostess of travellers.   How-
    ever, she became influenced by divine
    faith, entertained the spies, acknowledged
    the
    God of Israel, and was saved.   She
    was afterwards married to Salmon, a
    prince of Judah, and became the mother
    of Boaz, the husband of Ruth, from
    whom descended Obed, Jesse, and David:
    thus she has been placed in the list of
    the ancestors of Messiah, Jam. 2:25;
    Heb. 11:31; Ruth 4:18-22.
  23. RAHAB, a title applied to Egypt, as
    terrible in power and pride, Psal. 87:
    4; Isa. 51:9.
  24. RAIL, to reproach or insult, 2 Chron.
    32:17, Mark 15:29.
  25. RAILED, did rail or insult, 1 Sam. 25:
    14.
  26. RAILER, an insolent person, 1 Cor. 5:
    11.
  27. RAILING, insult, 1 Pet. 3:9.
  28. RAIMENT, clothing, Gen. 24:5; 45:
    22.   Buying "white raiment" of Christ,
    denotes seeking his righteousness and
    grace, to clothe and adorn the soul for
    Heaven, Rev. 3:18.
  29. RAIN, water that falls in showers from
    the clouds, Eccles. 11:3.   Rain is neces-
    sary to the ordinary fertility of land,
    and this was promised as a blessing to
    Israel in Canaan, Lev. 26:4; Deut. 11:
    11-14.
  30. RAIN, to fall in drops from the clouds,
    Gen. 2:5: to pour down as rain, Exod.
    9:18; 16:4: to descend in numerous
    blessings, Hos. 10:12.
  31. RAINED, did rain, Jam. 5:17.
  32. RAINED, showered down in the man-
    ner of rain, Gen. 19:24; Psal. 78:
    24.
  33. RAINBOW, the splendid semicircle of
    various colours that appears in the
    clouds in showery weather, Rev. 4:3;
    10:1.   God directed Noah to regard the
    rainbow as a token of His covenant of
    safety and of seasons to the earth, even
    to the end of the world, Gen. 9:8-17.
  34. RAINY, showery or wet in the weather,
    Prov. 27:15.
  35. RAISE, to erect, as a building, Amos
    9:11: to heap up, as stones, Josh. 8:
    26: to beget and nourish, as children,
    Gen. 38:8: to prepare for and pro-
    mote to office, as a prophet, Deut. 18:
    15; or a judge, Judg. 2:16: to excite for
    enterprise, Jer. 50:9; 51:11: to recover
    from sickness, Jam. 5:15; or from the
    dead, John 6:39; 1 Cor. 15:5, 44: to
    perpetuate memory, Ruth 4:5-10.
  36. RAISED, did raise, Exod. 9:16; Judg.
    2:16.
  37. RAISED, elevated, Jer. 50:41: awaked,
    Matt. 1:24: recovered from
    death, Rom.
    4:25; 1 Pet. 1:21.
  38. RAISER, one who raises, as money by
    taxes, Dan. 11:20.
  39. RAISINS, grapes preserved by being
    dried, 1 Sam. 25:18.
  40. RAISING, exciting, Acts 24:12.
  41. RAM, [h] (elevated or sublime), a son of
    Hezron in the genealogy of
    Christ, called
    also Aram, 1 Chron. 2:9; Matt. 1:34.
  42. RAM, an Arab or Mesopotamian chief,
    from whom Elihu descended, Job 32:
    2.
  43. RAM, the male of sheep, Gen. 15:9:
    it is made a symbolical representation of
    a warlike prince or state, Dan. 8:3, 20:
    powerful persons are thus represented,
    Isa. 60:7.
  44. RA'MA, [h], or RAMAH (elevated or sub-
    lime
    ), a city of Benjamin, about six miles
    north of Jerusalem, Josh. 18:25, and
    famous as the residence of the prophet
    Samuel, 1 Sam. 1:19; 7:17; 8:4; 25:
    1.   Ramah being a frontier town, situa-
    ted in a pass between Israel and Judah,
    king Baasha seized it and began to for-
    tify it for himself, 1 Kings 15:17-21:
    here Nebuzaradan disposed of his Jewish
    prisoners, which occasioned grievous la-
    mentation, represented as Rachel weep-
    ing for her children, Jer. 31:15; 41:1;
    Matt. 2:18.
  45. RA'MOTH, [h] (eminences), a city in the
    mountains of Gilead, Deut. 4:43; Josh.
    20:8; 21:38.
  46. RAMOTH-GILEAD, the same as Ramoth,
    1 Kings 22:3, 4.
  47. RAMPART, the wall round a fortified
    place or city, Lam. 2:8; Nah. 3:8.
  48. RAN, did run, Gen. 18:2: did pur-
    sue or labour, Jude 11: did direct, as a
    ship to a place, Acts 27:1.
  49. RANG, did ring, as the air with a mul-
    titude shouting, 1 Sam. 4:5; 1 Kings 1:
    45.
  50. RANGE, the unfenced or open ground
    for beasts, Job 39:8.
  51. RANGES, frames for domestic utensils,
    Lev. 11:35: fences or enclosures, 2 Kings
    11:8-15.
  52. RANGING, wandering without bound-
    aries, Prov. 28:15.
  53. RANK, an orderly line, as of an army
    on a march, Num. 2:16-24.
  54. RANK, luxuriant or rich, Gen. 41:57.
  55. RANSOM, the price for the redemption
    of a forfeited thing, as a condemned ox,
    Exod. 21:30; or a captive person, Job
    36:18.  
    God, having delivered the
    Israelites from slavery in Egypt, claimed
    a bekah or half shekel from every male
    of twenty years old, as the ransom of his
    soul or life, the price of his redemption,
    --the money to be applied to the erec-
    tion of the tabernacle, Exod. 30:12-16;
    38:25-27; Deut. 7:8.   God has
    found a ransom for sinners in the Person
    of His Son
    , Job 33:24.   Christ, hav-
    ing undertaken to redeem sinners, gave
    Himself to sacrifice His life as the ransom
    ,
    Matt. 20:28; 1 Tim. 2:6.
  56. RANSOM, to redeem, as Christ has
    given Himself a ransom to redeem His
    church
    , 1 Tim. 2:6; [His people] Tit. 2:2-14: to re-
    cover by power, as the bodies of saints
    from the grave, Hos. 13:14.
  57. RANSOMED, redeemed, recovered from
    captivity, Isa. 51:10; Jer. 31:11; or
    from the grave, Isa. 35:10.
  58. RA'PHAH, [h] (relaxation or physic), a
    son of Benjamin, 1 Chron. 8:2.
  59. RA'PHAEL, [h] (physic of God), one of the
    porters of the temple, 1 Chron. 26:7.
  60. RA'PHU, [h] (cured or comforted), father
    of Palti, one of the spies, Num. 13:9.
    • Rapture of the saints is the correct, theological term.
      Not rapture of the church.
  61. RARE, uncommon or impossible, Dan.
    2:11.
  62. RASE, to demolish from the foundation,
    as a building or city, Psal. 137:7.
  63. RASH, precipitate and inconsiderate,
    Eccles. 5:2.
  64. RASHLY, without due consideration,
    Acts 19:36.
  65. RATE, measure, Exod. 16:4: price,
    1 Kings 10:25: allowance, 2 Kings 25:30.
  66. RATHER, more willingly, 2 Kings 5:
    13: more especially, Rom. 8:34.
  67. RATTLE, to shake with noise, Job
    39:23.
  68. RATTLING, making a noise, as carriage-
    wheels, Nah. 3:2.
  69. RAVEN, a well-known bird of prey,
    Gen. 8:7; Lev. 11:15; Isa. 34:11.
    Doubts have been suggested as to Elijah
    being "fed by ravens;" some supposing
    they might be Orebim, people
    of Oreb,
    which is the Hebrew word, a town: but
    the common interpretation of the text
    seems correct; as in the other case there
    would have been no miracle, and he
    would have been found by Ahab, 1 Kings
    17:4-6; 18:1-10.
  70. RAVENING, thirsting for prey, Ezek.
    22:25.
  71. RAVENOUS, hungry to fury, Isa. 35:
    9.
  72. RAVIN, prey, Nah. 2:12.
  73. RAVIN, to seize as a beast of prey,
    Gen. 49:27.
  74. RAVISHED, cruelly forced, Isa. 13:16;
    Lam. 5:11: transported with delight,
    Prov. 5:19, 20.
  75. RAW, uncooked, as flesh meat, Exod.
    11:9: inflamed and sore, as a wound,
    Lev. 13:10-15.
  76. RAZOR, a kind of knife, exceedingly
    sharp, for the purpose of shaving, Num.
    6:5; Ezek. 5:1.   "The LORD shaving
    with a hired razor,"
    Isa. 7:20, means
    the severe inflictions of calamity, by
    Sennacherib, Esarhaddon, and Nebuchad-
    nezzar
    , 2 Kings 18:13; 19:37; 24:1.
    Doeg's false and flattering tongue is
    likened to a razor, Psal. 52:2; 1 Sam.
    22:9.
  77. REACH, to extend, as in height, Gen.
    11:4; 28:12; in distance, John 20:27;
    2 Cor. 10:10.
  78. REACHED, extended, Gen. 28:12:
    presented, Ruth 2:14.
  79. READ, to peruse, Deut. 17:19: to
    perform the act of reading, as in a book,
    Exod. 24:7; Josh. 8:34; or in a
    letter, 2 Kings 5:7: to decipher and
    explain, Dan. 5:7, 8, 17.
  80. READING, the contents or meaning of
    a book, Neh. 8:8: the act of reading,
    Acts 13:15; 1 Tim. 4:13.
  81. READING, perusing a book, Jer. 51:63.
  82. READINESS, preparedness of mind,
    Acts 17:11.
  83. READY, prepared, Exod. 19:11; Dan.
    3:15: inclined, Exod. 17:4; Neh. 9:
    17: well qualified, Ezra 7:6.
  84. REALM, the dominion of a king, Ezra
    7:13; Dan. 1:20.
  85. REAP, to cut corn at harvest, Lev.
    19:9: to receive the reward of our
    doings, 2 Cor. 9:6; Gal. 6:7: to expect
    increase, Matt. 25:26: to execute judg-
    ment, Rev. 14:15, 16.
  86. REAPED, did reap, Jam. 5:4: did gain,
    Hos. 10:13.
  87. REAPING, cutting corn, 1 Sam. 6:13:
    taking profit, Matt. 25:24.
  88. REASON, that faculty of the soul by
    which we conceive and judge concerning
    the nature and propriety of things, Dan.
    4:36: the cause or occasion of an action
    or course of life, 1 Kings 9:15: a justi-
    fiable inducement, Acts 6:2; 18:14:
    a justification by argument, 1 Pet. 3:15.
    "By reason" is on account of, Gen. 41:3;
    Exod. 2:23; Heb. 7:23.
  89. REASON, to reflect, confer, or argue,
    on the desirableness, propriety, or policy
    of any course, 1 Sam. 12:7; Luke 5:21,
    22.
    • Reason.   To practice biblical discernment
      and / or judgment.   See Tract.
  90. REASONABLE, proper, or agreeable to
    propriety, Rom. 12:1.
  91. REASONED, did reason, argued, Matt.
    16:7; Acts 17:2; 24:25.
  92. REASONING, a course of argument, Job
    13:6; Luke 9:46.
  93. REASONING, reflecting, Mark 2:6:
    arguing, 12:28.
  94. RE'BA, [h] (the fourth, or square), a
    prince of the Midianites, slain in the
    guilt of seducing the Israelites, Num.
    31:8.
  95. REBEC'CA, [h], or REBEKAH (fat, or
    fattened, or appeared), the wife of
    Isaac:
    her piety was [important], especially during
    the former twenty years of her married
    life, before the birth of her twin sons.
    Rebekah, on various occasions, showed
    most affection for Jacob, as Isaac ex-
    pressed his chief regard for Esau; but
    this partiality occasioned much domestic
    sorrow, in the division of the family, and
    the exile of Jacob, Gen. 24.; 27.;
    35:6-8; 49:31.
  96. REBEL, one opposed to lawful autho-
    rity
    , Num. 17:10.
  97. REBEL, to cast off lawful authority,
    as of a king, Neh. 2:19; or of God, 1 Sam.
    12:14, 15.
  98. REBELLED, did rebel, Gen. 14:4;
    Dan. 9:5-9.
  99. REBELLION, insurrection against au-
    thority, Deut. 31:27; Acts 9:17.
  100. REBELLIOUS, opposed to lawful autho-
    rity, Deut. 9:7; 21:18-20.
  101. REBUKE, reproof, Prov. 27:5: cause
    of reproof, Phil. 2:15: God's rebuke is
    calamity or affliction, Deut. 28:20;
    2 Kings 19:3.
  102. REBUKE, to reprove, Gen. 31:42;
    Lev. 19:19: to silence by authority,
    Luke 19:39: to check or restrain, Zech.
    3:2: to instruct, Isa. 2:4: to afflict,
    Psal. 6.: to punish, 68:30; Isa. 18:
    13.
  103. REBUKED, did admonish, Gen. 31:
    42: did reproach, 2 Pet. 2:16.
  104. REBUKING, interposition by a word,
    2 Sam. 22:16.
  105. REBUKING, reproving, Luke 4:41.
  106. RECALL, to call back to mind or re-
    membrance, Lam. 3:21.
  107. RECEIPT, the act of receiving, as Mat-
    thew sat at his office to receive money
    paid in customary toll, by passengers
    crossing the lake of Tiberias, Matt. 9:9.
  108. RECEIVE, to take what is brought,
    Num. 18:28: to accept what is offered,
    1 Sam. 10:4; or paid, 2 Sam. 18:12: to
    contain or hold, 1 Kings 8:64: to
    believe a testimony, Matt. 11:14: to re-
    gard, Prov. 15:7; John 5:43: to admit
    to Christian fellowship, Rom. 14:1: to
    enjoy or bear, Job 2:10: to enjoy, as a
    cure, Luke 18:43; or pardon, Acts
    26:18; or grace, Rom. 5:17; or spi-
    ritual gifts, Acts 1:8; or Heaven, Heb. 9:
    15; 10:36.
  109. RECEIVED, did receive or accept, Exod.
    32:4: did admit, as to fellowship,
    Num. 12:14; or as true doctrine, Mark
    7:4: did entertain, Luke 19:6; Acts
    28:2.
  110. RECEIVED, taken, Ma[rk] 16:19: ad-
    mitted, 1 Pet. 1:18.
    • Received Text, Greek = Greek Textus Receptus N.T. (1550, 1894).
      See Ministry.
    • Received Text, English = English King James Bible (1611).
      See KJV.
  111. RECEIVER, one who receives, as tri-
    bute, Isa. 33:18.
  112. RECEIVING, accepting, 2 Kings 5:20:
    suffering, Rom. 1:27: enjoying, Heb. 12:
    28.
  113. RE'CHAB, [h] (square chariot, or team of
    horses
    , or a rider), a captain of king Ish-
    bosheth, and one of his murderers, 2
    Sam. 4:2-9.
  114. RECHAB, father of Jonadab, the founder
    of the Rechabites, 2 Kings 10:15; 1 Chron.
    2:55.
  115. RECHABITES, a family in Israel, whose
    rigid observance of the injunctions of
    their ancestor, Jonadab, to abstain from
    wine and to dwell in tents, became, for
    three hundred years, a reproof to the
    Israelites, especially when they were
    distressed through their disobeying the
    ordinances of God, Jer. 35:6, 19.
  116. RECKON, to count or calculate in num-
    bers or money, Lev. 25:50; 27:18:
    to number or esteem, Num. 23:19:
    to regard, as to condition, Rom. 6:11;
    or importance, 8:18: to impute or
    charge to the account of any one, 4:9,
    10.
  117. RECKONED, accounted, Num. 18:27;
    Rom. 4:4-9: enumerated, Psal. 40:5.
  118. RECKONING, examination of accounts,
    2 Kings 22:7.
  119. RECOMMENDED, commissioned with
    commendation, Acts 14:26: prayed for
    and counselled, 15:40.
  120. RECOMPENSE, reward, Deut. 32:35:
    a repayment, Luke 14:12: natural con-
    sequence, Rom. 1:27: punishment, Heb.
    2:2: a prize in view, 11:26.
  121. RECOMPENSE, to repay, Num. 5:7, 8:
    to make a return, as of
    punishment for
    sin, Jer. 16:18; or of blessing for acts
    of beneficence, Ruth 2:12; Luke 14:
    14.
  122. RECOMPENSING, making a return, 2
    Chron. 6:23.
  123. RECONCILE, to secure favour, 1 Sam.
    29:4: to bring into a state to enjoy
    favour, as
    Christ does sinners by His
    sacrifice of the cross
    , Eph. 2:16: to
    unite, as God unites angels and redeemed
    sinners in one heavenly family, Col. 1:
    20, 21.   God reconciled all who shall
    become believers of His gospel, by the
    propitiatory sacrifice of Christ
    , 2 Cor. 5:
    18.
  124. RECONCILED, become friendly, Matt.
    5:24; 1 Cor. 7:11: united in friendship,
    Rom. 5:10; 2 Cor. 5:18-20.
  125. RECONCILIATION, the act of satisfac-
    tion, by which parties at variance are
    brought into friendship and union, Lev.
    8:15; 2 Chron. 29:24.  
    Christ, by
    the sacrifice of Himself, has thus made
    reconciliation with God in an atonement
    on behalf of a sinful world
    , Dan. 9:24;
    Heb. 2:17; 2 Cor. 5:18, 19.
  126. RECONCILING, uniting in peace and
    friendship, Lev. 17:20; 2 Cor. 5:19.
  127. RECORD, an historical detail in writing,
    Ezra 6:2: a memorial, Job 16:19:
    a solemn declaration, John 1:19: the
    testimony of God concerning
    Christ in
    the gospel
    , 1 John 5:10, 11.
  128. RECORD, to make a declaration, espe-
    cially by a written document, Exod. 20:
    20: to testify or witness, Isa. 8:2; Acts
    20:26: to celebrate, as the Levites in
    praising God, 1 Chron. 16:4.
  129. RECORDER, one who registers events
    of public interest, 2 Sam. 8:16.   Re-
    corders appear to have been appointed
    by the kings of Israel, as secretaries of
    state, to make the national chronicles,
    1 Kings 4:3; 2 Kings 18:18.
  130. RECORDS, national registers or chroni-
    cles, Ezra 4:15; Est. 6:1.
  131. RECOUNT, to number or tell distinctly,
    Nah. 2:5.
  132. RECOVER, to regain what had been
    lost, Judg. 11:26; 1 Sam. 30:18: to
    restore from sickness, 2 Kings 2:2: to
    escape, 2 Tim. 2:26.
  133. RECOVERED, did recover or regain, as
    property, 1 Sam. 30:18, or health, 2
    Kings 20:7.
  134. RECOVERED, restored or regained, as
    lost health, Isa. 38:9.
  135. RECOVERING, gaining, as lost sight,
    Luke 4:18.
  136. RED, the colour of blood, Exod. 25:
    5: extreme, as the guilt of grievous sins,
    Isa. 1:18.
  137. REDDISH, rather red, as sore flesh,
    Lev. 13:42-49.
  138. REDEEM, to ransom, to repurchase, as
    land or a house that had been sold, Lev.
    25:25-31; or a person from servitude,
    46-49: to deliver, as from slavery, Exod.
    6:6; Mic. 4:10; or from oppression,
    Jer. 15:21: to carefully improve, as
    time, Eph. 5:16.   To redeem from
    Hell
    and sin, is to satisfy the justice of God
    for the transgressions of men, by hon-
    ouring the Divine law and bearing its
    penalty, all which has been done by the
    obedience and death of Christ
    , Gal. 3:
    13; 4:5.   See RANSOM.
  139. REDEEMED, did redeem or deliver,
    Gen. 48:16.
  140. REDEEMED, regained by purchase,
    Lev. 25:30; Neh. 5:8: delivered, Deut.
    7:8.  
    Sinful men are redeemed by the
    price of the blood of Christ, and delivered
    by His powerful grace
    , Gal. 3:13; 1 Pet.
    1:18.
  141. REDEEMER, a deliverer, Prov. 23:
    11; Isa. 41:14.  
    Jesus Christ is, in the
    highest sense, our Redeemer
    , Job 19:
    25; Isa. 59:20, as He paid the infinite
    price of His own life for the redemption
    of the world
    , Heb. 9:12-15.
  142. REDEEMING, repurchasing, Ruth 4:7:
    using and improving with care, Eph. 5:
    16.
  143. REDEMPTION, deliverance, as of pro-
    perty, or of persons sold, by the repay-
    ment of a price, Lev. 25:24, 51; Jer.
    32:7.   The redemption of
    sinners
    consists, not only in paying the price of
    their ransom, but in "delivering them
    from the power of darkness, and trans-
    lating them into the kingdom of God's
    dear Son,"
    by regeneration and sanctifi-
    cation
    , as a preparation for their eternal
    glory in Heaven, Col. 1:12-14.
  144. REDNESS, the quality of being red, as
    inflammation of the eyes, Prov. 23:
    29.
  145. RED SEA, the Arabian gulf, a branch
    of the Indian ocean, which breaks in at
    the strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, and for
    about 1200 miles, with a breadth vary-
    ing from 30 to 150 miles, washes the
    whole extent of the south-east coast of
    Arabia, and the north-east coast of
    Africa, along the shores of Ethiopia and
    Egypt, Exod. 15:4.   The northern ex-
    tremity terminates in two gulfs, the
    eastern one called Elath, now Akaba,
    whose famous port was Ezion-geber,
    Deut. 2:8; 1 Kings 9:26: the western
    gulf called Suez, across which the
    Isra-
    elites
    were led in their passage from
    Egypt to Canaan, and between these
    two gulfs the desert of Sin and the
    mount of Sinai are situated.   Travellers
    are unable precisely to determine the
    point at which Moses led the people in
    their miraculous passage of the Red sea,
    as immense masses of sand from the
    desert of Arabia are continually lessen-
    ing the depth of it, and probably the
    shore; but the breadth is supposed to
    have been from eight to twelve miles,
    Exod. 14:16-31.
  146. REED, a hollow knotted stalk of a
    plant growing in marshy grounds and
    fens, Job 40:21; Isa. 19:6: something
    feeble and yielding, Matt. 11:7.   A staff
    or rod of a reed or cane was put into
    the hands of Christ, by way of derision,
    instead of a sceptre
    , 27:29.   Egypt
    is called a "bruised reed," indicating
    the inability of the Egyptians to aid
    Hezekiah against the Assyrians, 2 Kings
    18:21.
  147. REED, a measure of about eleven feet,
    Ezek. 40:3; 42:16-19.   Being made of a
    reed, this measure was so called, Rev.
    21:15.   See MEASURE.
  148. REEL, to stagger as a drunken man,
    Psal. 107:27; Isa. 24:20.
  149. REFINE, to purify, as gold or silver
    from alloy, Zech. 13:9.
  150. REFINED, purified, as gold or silver,
    1 Chron. 28:18; 29:4; or wine
    from dregs, Isa. 25:6.
  151. REFINER, a purifier, as of the precious
    metals, Mal. 3:2, 3.   Christ is compared
    to a skilful refiner, as He purifies His
    church by His truth, discipline, and His
    Holy Spirit.
  152. REFORMATION, a change for the better
    in the form and ordinances of a system,
    as the abolition of the Levitical cere-
    monies, which were only typical, ap-
    pointed but for a time to the [O.T.] church of
    Israel, by the more glorious [N.T.] dispensation
    established by Christ
    , and designed as
    the means of salvation for all nations,
    Eph. 2:11-18.
  153. REFORMED, improved, by repentance
    and
    devotion to the service of God, Lev.
    26:23.
  154. REFRAIN, to hold back, as from words
    or tears, Gen. 43:31; 45:1; Jer. 31:
    16.
  155. REFRESH, to relieve, as from fatigue
    and hunger, 1 Kings 13:7; from priva-
    tions in poverty, Exod. 23:14; from
    care and anxiety, 1 Cor. 16:18; from
    disease, 1 Sam. 16:23.
  156. REFRESHED, relieved, Exod. 23:12:
    comforted, Rom. 15:32.
  157. REFRESHING, reviving of the mind, as
    with holy
    joy and spiritual consolation,
    Isa. 28:12; Acts 3:19.
  158. REFUGE, a shelter or place of safety,
    Psal. 104:18.  
    God, as the preserver of
    those who put their trust in Him, is their
    refuge
    , 9:9.   Christ, as the Divine Re-
    deemer
    of sinners, is "the refuge set
    before us"
    in the gospel
    , Isa. 25:4;
    Heb. 6:18.
    • Refuge, God Is Our Haven from the Avenger--HL, p. 76.
      Psa. 61:3; Jer. 17:17. Deu. 33:27.
  159. REFUGE, CITIES OF: Moses was di-
    rected to establish six "cities of refuge,"
    as places of safety in Canaan, to receive
    all those who might have killed persons
    undesignedly, that such should not fall
    victims to the revenge of surviving
    friends, who, in that age, assumed the
    character of "avengers of blood;" a
    practice still common in unsettled, un-
    civilised nations, Num. 35:13; Josh.
    20:3.
  160. REFUSE, a vile or worthless thing, 1
    Sam. 15:9; Lam. 3:4.
  161. REFUSE, to decline compliance, Exod.
    4:23: to disregard, Heb. 12:25.
  162. REFUSED, declined consent, Num. 20:
    2; 1 Kings 21:15: not favoured, as the
    Gentiles without the
    oracles of God, Isa.
    54:6.
  163. REGARD, respect, Eccles. 8:2: a
    high esteem, Acts 8:11.
  164. REGARD, to make account, of, Gen.
    45:20: to have respect for, 2 Kings 3:
    14: to consider and investigate, Isa. 5:
    12: to accept and honour, Amos 5:22;
    Mal. 1:9.
  165. REGARDED, did regard or respect,
    Exod. 9:21; Dan. 3:12.
  166. REGARDING, respecting or considering,
    Job 4:20; Phil. 2:30.
  167. RE'GEM-ME'LEC, [h] (that stones the
    king
    ), a Jew or proselyte of note in
    Babylon, reproved by the prophet
    Zecha-
    riah
    for insincerity in the worship of
    God, Zech. 7:2-7.
  168. REGENERATION, a new birth unto
    holiness in the service of God
    , Tit. 3:5.
    Regeneration being the recovery of the
    soul to the life and moral likeness of
    God, is therefore called "Being born
    again,"
    John 3:3-4, 6-8; 1 Pet. 1:23, and
    "quickened" to "newness of life," Eph. 2:
    1; Rom. 6:4[b]: it is a new creation in
    righteousness and true holiness
    , Eph. 2:
    10; 4:24; 2 Cor. 5:17 [creature]: it is the work of
    the Holy Spirit, graciously illuminating
    the understanding to perceive the infi-
    nite excellency of the revealed things of
    God
    , and the glory of Christ in the gos-
    pel, cleansing the heart from the love of
    sin, and engaging the affections to delight
    in the character, ordinances, and ways
    of God
    , as a preparation for the blessed-
    ness of Heaven.   Regeneration is the
    origin of conversion, the commencement
    of sanctification, and the evidence of a
    state of justification and adoption
    , from
    which it is inseparable, John 1:12, 13;
    Jam. 1:18; Rom. 8:14-17; Gal. 4:5.
    Regeneration is spoken of by our Saviour
    to denote His [renovation] of the church
    by the establishment of His gospel in the
    world instead of the Levitical institu-
    tions of religion, Matt. 19:28.   Some
    consider the application of the words of
    Christ to be fulfilled in the new life in
    Heaven, when the new creation will be
    perfected at the glorious resurrection,
    Rev. 21. 22.
  169. REGION, a province or district of a
    country, Deut. 3:4; Gal. 1:21.
  170. REGISTER, a public record of family
    names or estates, Ezra 2:62; Neh. 7:
    5, 64.
  171. REHABI'AH, [h] (breadth, or space of
    the Lord
    ), the eldest son of Eliezer, and
    grandson of Moses, 1 Chron. 23:14-17;
    26:25.
  172. REHEARSE, to tell over events for the
    instruction of others, Exod. 17:14;
    Judg. 5:11; Acts 11:4; 14:27.
  173. REHEARSED, did report in detail, 1
    Sam. 17:31; Acts 11:4.
  174. RE'HOB, [h] (breadth or extent), father of
    Hadadezer, king of Syria, 2 Sam. 8:3.
  175. REHOBO'AM, [h] (who sets the people at
    liberty
    ), the son of
    Solomon by Naamah,
    an Ammonitess princess, and his suc-
    cessor on the throne of Israel, 1 Kings
    14:21.   Rehoboam was a foolish and
    wicked prince, from whom ten tribes of
    the people revolted, and formed the inde-
    pendent kingdom of Israel under Jero-
    boam
    , 1 Kings 12.; 2 Chron. 10. 11. 12.
  176. REHO'BOTH, [h] (room), an ancient
    city of Assyria near the Euphrates, Gen.
    10:11; 36:37.
  177. REHOBOTH, a well dug by Isaac, near
    to Gerar, Gen. 26:22.
  178. RE'HUM, [h] (merciful or friendly), a
    Jew of note, who returned from Babylon,
    Ezra 2:2.
  179. REHUM, a chief Levite, who returned
    from Babylon, Neh. 3:17.
  180. REHUM, chancellor to Artaxerxes, king
    of Persia, and an enemy of the Jews,
    Ezra 4:8-23.
  181. RE'I, [h] (my shepherd, or my friend), a
    chief officer of David, who remained
    faithful to the king during the usurpa-
    tion of Adonijah, 1 Kings 1:8.
  182. REIGN, royal authority and power,
    1 Kings 6:1; Luke 3:1: supreme do-
    minion, as that of
    Persia over many king-
    doms, 2 Chron. 36:20.
  183. REIGN, to rule over a nation, as a
    king, 1 Sam. 9:17; 12:12; 1 Kings 1:13:
    to exercise authority, Gen. 38:8;
    Deut. 15:6: to enjoy elevated dignity,
    Rom. 5:17; 1 Cor. 4:8: to prevail, as
    death has from Adam, ver. 14; as the
    influence of Divine grace has in the
    godly, ver. 21; or as the sinful passions
    do in the ungodly, 6:12.
  184. REIGNED, did reign, Gen. 36:31;
    2 Sam. 5:4, 5.
  185. REIGNED, prevailed, Rom. 5:14-21.
  186. REIGNING, governing, as king, 1 Sam.
    16:1.
  187. REINS, the region of the kidneys, or
    lower parts of the back, Job 16:7; the
    seat of the affections, the mind, supposed
    by the Hebrews to be seated near the
    reins, Psal. 7:9.
  188. REJECT, to cast off, Hos. 4:6; Mark
    6:26: to disown, Matt. 21:42.
  189. REJECTED, did reject or cast off, 2
    Kings 17:15-20: did despise, Luke 7:
    30.
  190. REJECTED, refused, Isa. 53:3.
  191. REJOICE, to exult with satisfaction
    and delight, as is the peculiar experience
    of Christians, Deut. 12:7; 16:14, 15;
    Rom. 5:1; 1 Thess. 5:16.
  192. REJOICED, did rejoice, Exod. 18:9;
    Luke 1:4-7: did shout for joy, 1 Kings 1:
    40.
  193. REJOICING, exulting with satisfaction
    and delight, Acts 8:[39]; Rom. 12:12.
  194. RE'KEM, [h] (void or vain), a prince of
    Midian, slain with Balaam in the guilt of
    Baal-peor, Num. 25:1-13; 31:1-8.
  195. RELEASE, a discharge, as of debtors,
    Deut. 15:1; or prisoners, Est. 1:18.
  196. RELEASE, THE YEAR OF: the sabbati-
    cal year, of the LORD'S release, a jubilee
    every seventh year, intended to remind
    the
    Israelites that their land belonged to
    the LORD.   Two things were remarkable
    in this festival :--1. The omission of tilling
    the land and of pruning the vines that
    year, Lev. 25:2-7.   2. The discharge of
    debts and debtors, as it was required by
    the law of Moses: hence it was called
    the LORD'S release, Deut. 15:2-9.   But
    lest the timid should fear a famine, God
    promised His special blessing on the sixth
    year, Lev. 25:20.   Religious instruc-
    tion was required to be specially im-
    parted to the poor during the Sabbatical
    year of the LORD, Deut. 31:10-13.
  197. RELEASED, liberated, Matt. 27:26;
    Mark 15:6.
  198. RELIED, did rely, or trust to, 2 Chron.
    13:18; 16:7.
  199. RELIEF, means of support to those in
    distress, Acts 11:29.
  200. RELIEVE, to afford succour, as to the
    poor, the afflicted, and widows, Lev. 25:
    3; 1 Tim. 5:10-16.
  201. RELIEVED, succoured, supplied with
    relief, 1 Tim. 5:10.
  202. RELIGION, the right disposition of the
    heart towards
    God: it consists of the
    faith, fear, and love of God reigning in
    the heart, manifesting itself by obedience
    to divine ordinances, affection for all
    who are evidently pious, benevolence
    towards all mankind, tender sympathy for
    those in distress, and zeal for the glory
    of God in the universal prevalence of
    Divine knowledge through Jesus Christ.
    Religion has always been the same in
    substance; but its forms have varied,
    as they have been divinely appointed
    for the observance of the patriarchs, of
    the Israelites, and of Christians; but
    always including the doctrine of sacrifice
    for atonement of sin, directing to Christ
    as our Mediator with God.   Religion
    denotes also a system of faith and wor-
    ship, as the Jews' religion, Acts 26:5.
    Paul had profited in this above many of
    his equals in age, because of his ardent
    devotion to its observances; but though
    he lived after the strictest and principal
    sect of it a Pharisee, he was mad against
    the saints, persecuting them to death,
    being an enemy to vital piety, and to the
    spiritual worship of God, Gal. 1:13; 1
    Tim. 1:13.
  203. RELIGIOUS, sincerely devoted to glo-
    rify
    God according to His precepts in the
    holy Scriptures, Acts 13:43; Jam. 1:
    26.
  204. REMAIN, to continue, Gen. 8:22: to
    be left, Exod. 8:9: to survive, Deut.
    2:34; 3:3: to stay, 1 Kings 11:16: to
    prevail, John 15:11.
  205. REMAINDER, what is left of anything,
    Lev. 6:16.
  206. REMAINED, did remain, Gen. 7:23:
    continued, Matt. 11:23; Acts 27:41.
  207. REMALI'AH, [h] (the elevation of the
    Lord
    ), father of Pekah, king of Israel,
    2 Kings 15:25.
  208. REMEDY, means of reparation or of
    recovery, 2 Chron. 36:16; Prov. 6:
    15; 29:1.
  209. REMEMBER, to retain in memory, Gen.
    41:9: to call to recollection, Job 4:7:
    to consider, 2 Tim. 2:8: to make a
    benevolent contribution, Gal. 2:10.   God
    remembers His covenant by granting its
    blessings
    , Gen. 9:16: and He will no
    more remember the
    sin of His people,
    granting them full forgiveness for the
    sake of Christ
    , Heb. 8:12.
  210. REMEMBERED, did remember or recol-
    lect, John 2:17: did regard, Gen. 8:1.
  211. REMEMBERING, calling to mind, Lam.
    3:19; 1 Thess. 1:3.
  212. REMEMBRANCE, memory, Exod. 17:
    14: recollection, Num. 5:15; Phil. 1:3:
    the act of calling to recollection, Heb. 10:
    3: memorial, Mal. 3:16.
  213. REMISSION, release from obligation to
    penalty: remission of
    sins is pardon
    through the atoning sacrifice of Christ
    ,
    Matt. 26:28; Acts 10:43.
  214. REMIT, to [declare the gospel], John 20:23: the
    apostles remitting sins was not the actual
    granting of pardon, which has never been
    committed to any creature; but infallibly
    declaring, by divine inspiration, the doc-
    trine of full forgiveness through the pro-
    pitiation
    of Christ, 1 John 2:1, 2.
    • Remit.   "Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them;
      and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained."
      --Jesus said to His disciples.
      See Mark 2:7; Luke 5:20, 21, 24; Luke 7:49; 23:34.
  215. REMNANT, the residue, that which is
    left of anything, Lev. 2:3; or of a nation,
    Josh. 23:12; 2 Kings 25:11; Isa. 1:9.
  216. REMOVE, to change the place, Gen.
    48:17: to scatter, 2 Kings 23:27:
    to take away, as suffering, Luke 22:42.
  217. REMOVED, did remove, changed the
    place, Gen. 8:13: did proceed, as on a
    journey, Num. 12:16: did destroy, 2
    Kings 18:4: did take away by death,
    Acts 13:22.
  218. REM'PHAN, [g] (Saturn), the Egyp-
    tian name of the idol deity Chiun, wor-
    shipped by many of the Israelites in the
    wilderness, Acts 7:43.   See CHIUN.
  219. REND, to tear, as clothes were torn in
    seasons of grief, Lev. 10:6; Job 1:20; 2:
    12; John 19:24: to take away, as part
    of a king's subjects, 1 Kings 11:11, 13,
    31: to distress the mind, Hos. 13:8.
  220. RENDER, to offer or give, Num. 8:
    9: to pay rent, Matt. 21:41, or tribute,
    22:21: to return, as thankful acknow-
    ledgments, Psal. 61:12; 116:12: to dis-
    pense, as God will render to every man
    according to his character and doings,
    Rom. 2:6.
  221. RENEW, to renovate or re-establish, as
    the Israelites solemnly ratified the royal
    engagement with king Saul at Gilgal,
    1 Sam. 11:14: to repeat or increase, as
    afflictions, Job 10:17.   To renew the face
    of the earth, is to bring on the fertility
    and beauty of spring, Psal. 104:30.   To
    renew our youth, is to restore the vigour
    of health, 103:51.   To renew a right spirit,
    is to sanctify the heart and strengthen
    the mind by the Holy Spirit, 51:10, reco-
    vering the soul to the vigour of holiness,
    Eph. 4:23; Col. 3:10.
  222. RENEWED, did renew, or rededicate,
    as king Asa cleansed and restored the
    altar of God, which had been disused
    after having been profaned by idolatry,
    2 Chron. 15:8.
  223. RENEWED, restored, as the regene-
    rated mind is recovered to holiness, Col.
    3:10: reinvigorated, 2 Cor. 4:16; Eph.
    4:23.
  224. RENEWING, the act of purifying, sanc-
    tifying, and invigorating the soul, by the
    grace of the Holy Spirit, Tit. 3:5.
  225. RENOUNCED, abandoned or disowned,
    2 Cor. 4:2; Rom. 12:2.
  226. RENOWN, widely-spread fame, as that
    of warriors, Ezek. 23:23; as that of
    the giants or chiefs of the antediluvian
    world, for deeds of daring wickedness,
    Gen. 6:4: high reputation, as the chiefs
    of Israel, Num. 1:16; 16:2.
  227. RENOWN, PLANT OF, a title given by
    prophecy to Messiah, as an innumerable
    multitude of all nations were designed
    to inherit eternal life and glory, as the
    fruit of his redemption
    , Ezek. 34:29.
  228. RENOWNED, distinguished as honour-
    able, Num. 1:16: famous, Ezek. 23:
    23.
  229. RENT, a break or tear, as in a gar-
    ment, Isa. 3:24; Matt. 9:16.
  230. RENT, torn, as a garment, 2 Sam. 15:
    32; or of the thick vail of the temple,
    Matt. 27:51: broken, as the altar,
    1 Kings 13:3.
  231. RENT, did rend or tear, see REND:
    thus Samson tore the loin, Judg. 14:6:
    separated, as the ten tribes were from
    the kingdom of Judah, 2 Kings 17:21.
  232. REPAID, rewarded, Prov. 13:21.
  233. REPAIR, to rebuild, as the broken or
    decayed parts of a house, Judg. 21:23;
    2 Kings 12:6-14.
  234. REPAIRER, a title given by prophecy
    to the church, as zealously devoted to
    evangelise the Gentiles, Isa. 58:12.
  235. REPAY, to pay back money expended,
    Luke 10:35; Phil. 19: to recompense,
    especially the wicked, with punishment,
    Isa. 59:18; Rom. 12:19.
  236. REPEAT, to tell again, as a secret,
    Prov. 17:9.
  237. REPENT, to remember with regret,
    Exod. 13:17: thus Judas, with tor-
    menting remorse, regretted his atrocious
    treason, when he beheld the sentence of
    condemnation recorded against Jesus,
    Matt. 26:63-66; 27:1-3: to express
    regret, Luke 17:3, 4.   God is said to
    repent, though as He is infinitely wise
    and good, and altogether unchangeable,
    He could not have fallen into error; but
    the language of men is thus employed,
    to show the reasons of His changing His
    dispensations, punishing the incorrigibly
    wicked, Gen. 6:6: suspending His threat-
    ened judgments, Jer. 3:10, or
    forgiving
    the truly penitent
    , Psal. 135:[14].   Sin-
    cerely or evangelically to repent of sin,
    is to regret past misconduct with humilia-
    tion of heart before God and determina-
    tion to amend, encouraged by the pro-
    mises of Divine mercy in Christ
    , 1 Kings
    8:47; Matt. 3:2; Acts 2.
    • Repent.   Be willing to turn from your sin(s) to God's way.
      You must Repent or you will Perish!   Acts 3:19; 8:22.
  238. REPENTANCE, regret, or change of
    mind: this may regard mere worldly
    interests, as Esau deeply regretted his
    loss, but though pierced with grief and
    sorrow, he could not move his father to
    repentance, to regret having blessed
    Jacob, much less to recal the birthright
    privilege, Heb. 12:17; Gen. 27:34,
    38.   Repentance towards God, is heart-
    felt regret for past iniquity, and turning
    to
    worship and glorify Him with devoted-
    ness of soul: this is repentance unto life,
    Acts 11:18; 20:21; and repentance unto
    salvation
    , 2 Cor. 7:10: it is the gift of
    God
    , 2 Tim. 2:25; and connected with
    acceptance and eternal salvation
    , Luke
    24:47; Acts 13:38, 39.
    • Repentance, a necessary part of true, Bible salvation.
      See Tract.
    • "Repentance is a change of mind that results in a change of life" (B. Lackey).
      See Doctrine.
  239. REPENTED, did repent or regret, Judg.
    21:6.   God being represented as having
    repented, is a form of expression adapted
    to our instruction, Gen. 6:6; Exod.
    32:14.   See
    REPENT.
  240. REPENTING, suspending punishment
    and repeating favours to offenders, Jer.
    15:6.
  241. REPENTINGS, agitating emotions of
    anger and pity, denoting the long-suffer-
    ing
    mercy of God with sinners, Hos. 11:8.
  242. REPETITIONS, reiterations, as the super-
    stitious heathens call over many times
    the names of their idol gods, and as the
    Jews repeated their familiar prayers, for
    which they expected they were sure to
    be regarded, 1 Kings 18:26; Matt.
    6:7.
  243. RE'PHAH, [h] (physic), son of Beriah,
    the son of Ephraim, 1 Chron. 7:25.
  244. REPH'AIM, [h] (giants), a tribe or
    family of great stature and ferocity in
    Canaan, Gen. 14:5; Josh. 12:4; 17:15;
    they were called also Anakims and Emims,
    Deut. 2:10, 11.
  245. REPHAIM, a fertile district or valley
    on the south-west of Jerusalem, 1 Chron.
    11:15; 14:9; Isa. 17:5.
  246. REPH'IDIM, [h] (beds, or places of
    rest
    ), an encampment of the Israelites
    near Sinai, Exod. 17:1; 19:2.
  247. REPLENISH, to fill up or stock, Gen. 1:
    28: to enrich, Isa. 23:2: to satisfy,
    Jer. 31:25.
  248. REPLENISHED, filled up, furnished, or
    satisfied, Isa. 23:2; Jer. 31:25.
  249. REPLIEST: to reply is to object or
    cavil, as at the providential dispensations
    of God, Rom. 9:20.
  250. REPORT, an account of anything, Gen.
    37:2: a rumour, Exod. 23:1:
    popular fame, Deut. 2:25: reputation,
    Acts 6:3; 10:22; Heb. 11:2: published
    doctrine, Isa. 53:1.
  251. REPORT, to relate, Jer. 20:10: to de-
    clare, 1 Cor. 14:25.
  252. REPORTED, rumoured, Neh. 6:6; 1
    Cor. 5:1: spoken of, 1 Tim. 5:10.
  253. REPROACH, disgrace or infamy, Prov.
    6:33: derision, Neh. 4:4; 5:9: taunts,
    Isa. 51:7: a subject of scorn, Jer. 24:
    9: calamity or poverty, as occasioning
    scorn and derision, Neh. 1:3: female bar-
    renness, Gen. 30:23; Luke 1:25: scoffs
    for the sake of Christ, 2 Cor. 12:10.
    The reproach of Christ esteemed by
    Moses as greater riches than the trea-
    sures of Egypt, was the scorn expressed
    towards the enslaved Hebrews, on account
    of their professing to expect the Messiah
    promised as their Saviour, Heb. 11:26.
  254. REPROACH, to upbraid of crime or dis-
    honour, Neh. 4:13: to insult or blas-
    pheme, 2 Kings 19:4-16: to deride,
    Luke 6:22; 1 Pet. 4:14.
  255. REPROACHED, censured or taunted,
    Job 19:3: insulted, 2 Kings 19:22;
    1 Pet. 4:14.
  256. REPROACHFULLY, scornfully, 1 Tim.
    5:14.
  257. REPROBATE, disapproved, as metal that
    will not bear the test of the assayer, and
    as fruitless professors will not bear to
    be tried in their principles and spirit by
    the word of God, Jer. 6:30.   A repro-
    bate mind is alienated from holiness, lost
    to virtue
    , Rom. 1:28: reprobate concern-
    ing the faith, is being perverted from the
    pure doctrine of Christ, 2 Tim. 3:8: to
    every good work reprobate, is being
    abandoned to
    wickedness, Tit. 1:16.
  258. REPROBATES, professors whose princi-
    ples and practices are found contrary to
    the word of God, 2 Cor. 13:5.
  259. REPROOF, admonitory censure, Prov.
    5:12: instructive conviction in the ways
    of God, Prov. 1:25; 6:23; 2 Tim. 3:16.
  260. REPROVE, to rebuke or censure, Eph.
    5:11; Psal. 50:8-21: to convince, Job 6:
    25, 26; John 6:8.
  261. REPROVED, admonished, Prov. 29:
    1; Luke 3:19: exposed or condemned,
    John 3:20.
  262. REPROVER, an admonisher, Prov. 25:
    12: an instructor, Ezek. 3:26.
  263. REPUTATION, an honourable character,
    Eccles. 10:1; Acts 5:34.  
    Christ made
    Himself of no reputation, by appearing
    among the Jews in the low condition of
    a labouring mechanic of Nazareth, en-
    during voluntary poverty and reproach
    ,
    Phil. 2:7; Mark 6:3; John 1:46.
  264. REPUTED, reckoned or regarded, Job
    18:3; Dan. 4:35.
  265. REQUEST, a favour entreated, as Nehe-
    miah
    solicited the king to grant him a
    commission to rebuild Jerusalem, Neh.
    2:4-9: a prayer, Phil. 4:6.
  266. REQUESTED, solicited or asked for,
    Judg. 8:26; Dan. 2:49.
  267. REQUIRE, to demand as due, Gen. 9:
    5; 31:39; Deut. 10:12: to ask as a favour,
    Ezra 7:21; 8:22.
  268. REQUIRED, requested, Exod. 12:36:
    demanded, as a penalty, Gen. 42:22:
    expected as due, 1 Cor. 4:2.
  269. REQUIRING, demanding, Luke 23:
    23.
  270. REQUITE, to make return or recom-
    pense, as children should return honour
    to their parents, 1 Tim. 5:4; or as God
    recompensed to king Ahab for his mur-
    der of Naboth, 2 Kings 9:26.
  271. REQUITED, returned as merited, Judg.
    1:7; 1 Sam. 25:21.
  272. REQUITING, returning as due, 2 Chron.
    6:23.
  273. REREWARD, a guard for protection
    behind an army, Num. 10:25.   God pro-
    mises protection to His people as their
    rereward, Isa. 52:12.
  274. RESCUE, to recover, as from an enemy,
    Deut. 28:31.
  275. RESCUED, recovered from an enemy,
    1 Sam. 30:18: delivered from immi-
    nent peril, 1 Sam. 14:45.
  276. RESEMBLANCE, likeness, Zech. 5:6.
  277. RESEMBLE, to compare, Luke 13:18.
  278. RESEMBLED, appeared like, Judg. 8:
    18.
  279. RESERVE, to keep as in store, 1 Pet.
    1:4: to preserve for service, Jer. 50:20;
    or for judgment, 2 Pet. 2:4.
  280. RESERVED, kept, Gen. 27:36; Acts
    25:21:
    preserved, 1 Pet. 3:7.
  281. RESIDUE, what is left, Exod. 10:5:
    a further supply, Mal. 2:15: survivors
    or posterity, Acts 15:17: others of a
    party, Mark 16:13.
  282. RESIST, to oppose or act against, Matt.
    5:39; Luke 21:15; 1 Pet. 5:9: to over-
    throw, Acts 6:10.
  283. RESISTED, withstood or opposed, Rom.
    9:19.
  284. RESOLVED, purposed or determined,
    Luke 16:4.
  285. RESORT, to go publicly, Neh. 4:20;
    John 18:20: to retire for protection,
    Psal. 71:3: to withdraw for repose,
    John 18:2.
  286. RESORTED, travelled, 2 Chron. 11:13:
    assembled, Acts 16:13.
  287. RESPECT, regard and favour, Gen. 4:
    4; Exod. 2:25: high esteem, Heb. 12:
    26.
  288. RESPECT, to regard with favour, Num.
    16:15; Isa. 17:8: to show favour in
    violation of equity, as judges were known
    to do, being bribed by gifts from the
    rich, Deut. 1:17; Exod. 23:8; Prov.
    17:23: to lean unjustly to the interests
    of the poor, Lev. 19:15.
  289. RESPECTER, a favourer for interest or
    fear, Acts 10:34.   God is no respecter
    of persons in judgment, which would
    violate equity, Prov. 24:23, though
    the Jews held a contrary opinion, 2
    Chron. 19:7; Acts 10:34; and He will
    condemn the wicked, but save all who
    fear him, whether Jews or Gentiles,
    Rom. 2:6-11.
  290. RESPITE, pause for reflection, Exod.
    8:15; 1 Sam. 11:3.
  291. REST, repose, as in sleep, John 11:13:
    quietness, as exemption from labour,
    Exod. 5:5: the holy season of cessation
    of work and care, as the
    Sabbath, 16:
    23; 31:15: national quiet, as from
    enemies and war, Deut. 12:10: the land
    of Canaan, as promised to Israel to repose
    from their slavery, Exod. 33:14; Heb.
    3:11; Judg. 3:30: domestic provision
    and comfort, Ruth 1:9: the grave of the
    righteous, as a relief from pain of body,
    while the spirit is with God, Job 3:13-
    22: spiritual peace through faith in
    Christ, Matt. 11:28, 29; Heb. 4:1-11:
    Christian communion, Acts 9:31: eter-
    nal peace and glory in heaven, 2 Thess.
    1:7.   The "rest remaining to the people
    of God,"
    is the spiritual freedom and
    holiness of the gospel dispensation, as
    emblematical of heaven, Heb. 4:8.
  292. REST, to repose after travelling, Gen.
    18:4: to retire from labour, Exod. 5:
    5: to stand still, Judg. 3:13: to rely, as
    saints do upon God, 2 Chron. 14:11;
    Psal. 37:7: to be quiet in the grave
    till the resurrection, Dan. 12:13: to
    influence, as the Spirit that inspired
    Elijah was possessed by Elisha, 2 Kings
    2:15: to inspire, as the Holy Spirit filled
    Christ
    , Isa. 11:2; 61:1.   God rested from
    His creation, as He ceased creating, and
    rejoiced in the goodness of all His works
    ,
    Gen. 2:2, 3; Heb. 4:4.
  293. REST, the remainder, as of a flock,
    Gen. 30:36; or of a people, Num 31:
    8; or of land, Deut. 3:13; or of money,
    2 Chron. 24:14; or of time, 1 Pet.
    4:2.
  294. RESTED, did rest or repose, Exod. 16:
    30: did cease from work, Gen. 2:2.
  295. RESTING, reposing, Num. 10:33; Jer.
    50:6.
  296. RESTITUTION, the act of restoring
    property, Exod. 22:3; Job 20:18.
  297. RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS, the
    perfect regulation of all the apparent
    irregularities of providence, and the cor-
    rection of the moral disorders of the
    world, at the resurrection, when the
    heavens shall reveal the Lord Jesus to
    execute judgment, and to glorify His
    redeemed church [family], Acts 3:21; 2 Thess
    1:7-10.
  298. RESTORE, to deliver back again, Gen.
    20:7; Judg. 17:13: to make a return,
    as for a theft discovered, Exod. 22:1-4:
    to re-establish, as in office, Gen. 40:13;
    or as the national glory, Acts 1:6: to
    recover the purity of divine worship by
    a re[stor]ation, Matt. 17:11: to reclaim
    an erring Christian, Gal. 6:1.
  299. RESTORED, did restore, Gen. 20:14:
    reinstated, 40:21: recovered, Matt. 12:
    13.
  300. RESTORER, one that restores, a gene-
    rous friend, Ruth 4:15: a title given to
    the church as zealous for the evangelisa-
    tion of the world, Isa. 58:12.
  301. RESTRAIN, to withhold, Gen. 8:2:
    to limit, Job 15:8.
  302. RESTRAINED, withheld, governed, Acts
    14:18.
  303. RESTRAINT, limitation, 1 Sam. 14:6.
  304. RESURRECTION, revival from the dead,
    and return from the grave to life
    , John
    5:29; 11:24.   This doctrine was unknown
    to the wisest of the heathen, who yet
    had some apprehensions of a future life:
    it is peculiar to Divine Revelation.   It
    was held by the Jews, except the sect
    of the Sadduccees, but its nature and
    glory were more clearly and fully re-
    vealed in the gospel, Matt. 22:23-31;
    John 11:24, 25; 1 Cor. 15:13, 42.   The
    [future] resurrection will be a most glo-
    rious event to the righteous [saved], as it will
    be the commencement of their consum-
    mated immortality and eternal blessed-
    ness in Heaven, 1 Cor. 15:42-46.   While
    the righteous will be raised in glory and
    honour
    , the wicked [lost] will also rise to
    condemnation and eternal shame
    , Dan.
    12:2; John 5:29.
  305. RESURRECTION, THE FIRST: this de-
    notes the revival of a spirit of piety in
    the Christian church [better: kingdom] during the Millen-
    nium, which will be like the re-appear-
    ance of the most eminent prophets and
    apostles in their extraordinary ministry,
    Rev. 20:5, 6.   Such a resurrection is
    predicted of Israel by Ezekiel, 37.:
    it was partly fulfilled at the return of
    the Jews from captivity in Babylon; but
    it is yet to be accomplished perfectly
    in the latter day, in the conversion of
    that nation to Christ, embracing Him as
    the
    Messiah, the true David, ver. 24-26,
    Rom. 11:25, 26.
  306. RESURRECTION OF CHRIST: this most
    important event was established by the
    highest degree of appropriate evidence,
    and by the best qualified
    witnesses, who
    bore testimony to the fact in circum-
    stances the most difficult and instructive
    to us, and at length sealed the truth
    with their blood in martrydom
    , Acts 1:
    22; 2:3; 4:2-33; 23:6; 24:15-21;
    1 Cor. 15:1-9.
  307. RETAIN, to keep in possession, Prov.
    4:4; 11:16: infallibly to declare the
    guilt and punishment of sin, John 20:
    23.   Wicked men dislike to retain the
    idea of God, Rom. 1:28.   God is forgiv-
    ing
    , not retaining His anger, Mic. 7:18.
    • Retain.   "Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them;
      and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained."
      --Jesus said.
  308. RETAINED, did retain or keep under
    authority, Judg. 7:8.
  309. RETIRE, to march backward, 2 Sam.
    11:15; 20:39.
  310. RETIRED, did retire, Judg. 20:39; 2
    Sam. 20:22.
  311. RETURN, the act of coming back to a
    place, Gen. 14:17; 1 Sam. 7:17: the
    favourable season, 1 Kings 20:22.
  312. RETURN, to go back to a place, Exod.
    4:18, 19: to repossess, Lev. 25:10:
    to requite, 1 Kings 2:32: to seek God
    in repentance, Isa. 10:21.   God returns
    to men by imparting new blessings of
    peace and prosperity, Psal. 6:4; 80:
    14.
  313. RETURNED, did return, Exod. 5:22:
    flowed back again, Gen. 8:3: became
    converted, 1 Pet. 2:25.
  314. RETURNING, going back, Luke 7:10;
    Acts 8:28.
  315. RE'U, [h] (his friend, his shepherd), son
    of Peleg, Gen. 11:18.
  316. REU'BEN, [h] (who sees the son, or
    vision of the son), the eldest son of
    Jacob,
    but he forfeited his birthright by a crime
    with his father's concubine, Gen. 35:
    22; 49:3, 4.   It is mentioned to his
    honour that he endeavoured to rescue
    Joseph from the cruelty of his brethren,
    37:21-29: but nothing else of import-
    ance is recorded of Reuben.
  317. REUBEN, THE TRIBE OF: this tribe
    was not remarkable for number or hon-
    our, Num. 2:10, 11: it had its inherit-
    ance on the eastern side of the
    Jordan,
    bounded on the east by the country of
    Ammon, on the north by the district of
    Gad, and on the south by the country of
    Moab, Num. 32:1-33.
  318. REUBENITES, descendants or families
    constituting the tribe of Reuben, Num.
    26:7; Josh. 1:12.
  319. REU'EL, [h] (shepherd or friend of God),
    a son of Esau, Gen. 36:1-17.
  320. REUEL.   See RAGUEL.
  321. REU'MAH, [h] (lofty or sublime), the
    secondary wife of Nahor, brother of
    Abraham, Gen. 22:24.
  322. REVEAL, to make known, Phil. 3:15:
    to discover or make manifest, Matt. 11:
    27: to explain, Dan. 2:47: to grant as a
    blessing, Jer. 33:6.
  323. REVEALED, declared, Deut. 29:29:
    discovered, 1 Sam. 3:7: published, Matt.
    10:26: testified, Rom. 1:17.   Christ's claims
    as the Messiah were revealed or vindi-
    cated, when the Romans brought fearful
    judgments on Jerusalem
    , Luke 17:30;
    and far more gloriously will He be re-
    vealed at the day of judgment
    , 2 Thess.
    1:7.
  324. REVEALER, one who discovers the
    future, vainly pretended by the heathen
    priests, Dan. 2:47.
  325. REVELATION, a divine communication,
    Gal. 1:12; 2:2; Eph. 3:3; Rev. 1:1:
    manifestation, as of Christ at
    judgment,
    Rom. 2:5.
  326. REVELATION, THE BOOK OF: this ex-
    traordinary book is so called from the
    signification of its title in Greek, Apo-
    calypsis: it was written by the apostle
    John, when an exile for Christ, to admo-
    nish the seven churches in the cities of
    Asia Minor: it also exhibits the pro-
    phetic
    but sublime history of the church
    of Christ to the end of the world, the
    overthrow of its enemies, and its tri-
    umphs in immortal glory, Rev. 1:1.
    "This is a very mortifying book," as
    the eloquent Saurin remarks, "to a
    mind greedy of knowledge and science:
    but one of the most satisfying to a heart
    solicitous about maxims and precepts."

    While some parts of the book are neces-
    sarily enveloped in mystery, for showing
    the character of far distant ages, and
    the wickedness and doom of antichrist,
    other parts are most perspicuous in de-
    scribing the celestial glory and felicity
    of the redeemed people of God.
  327. REVELLINGS, luxurious feastings, with
    wanton behaviour and noisy mirth, Gal.
    5:21; 1 Pet. 4:3.
  328. REVENGE, resentment, desiring to in-
    flict evil for real or supposed injury
    received, Jer. 20:10; Ezek. 25:15:
    hatred of sin evinced by holy zeal, 2 Cor.
    7:11.
  329. REVENGE, to return evil for supposed
    injury, Ezek. 25:12: to recompense
    the injuries done to the prophet by the
    Divine judgment, Jer. 15:15: to execute
    church discipline against unworthy mem-
    bers, 2 Cor. 10:6.   "God is jealous, and
    the LORD revengeth...and is furious[,]"
    or
    [Heb.] "that hath fury," as the margin,
    is expressed in popular language, to indi-
    cate the certain execution of the Divine
    judgments upon impenitent sinners, Nah.
    1:2, 3.
  330. REVENGER, a vindicator of law and
    justice against their violators, as a magis-
    trate, Rom. 13:4.
  331. REVENGER OF BLOOD, one who sought
    to kill the slayer of his kinsman: in
    doing this he was thought to perform an
    imperative duty among uncivilised or un-
    settled nations, and this notion prevailed
    for a time among the early Israelites,
    Num. 35:19, 27.
  332. REVENGING, inflicting punishment,
    Psal. 79:10.
  333. REVENUE, income or annual profits,
    as of a king, Ezra 4:13: profitable re-
    turn, as of merchandise, Isa. 23:3; of
    wisdom, Prov. 8:19; or of craft, 15:6;
    16:8.
  334. REVERENCE, dutiful respect to a
    parent, Heb. 12:9: from men to a king,
    2 Sam. 9:6:
    worship offered to God,
    Psal. 89:7.
  335. REVERENCE, to show respect, as a
    wife to a husband, Eph. 5:33: as cour-
    tiers to a viceroy, Est. 3:2; as is due
    to the sanctuary of God, Lev. 19:30.
  336. REVEREND, venerable [respectable], worthy of
    sacred regard, Psal. 111:9.
  337. REVERSE, to alter or change, Num.
    23:2; Est. 8:5-8.
  338. REVILE, to vilify or speak evil of,
    Exod. 22:28; Matt. 5:11; Mark 15:32;
    1 Cor. 4:12.
  339. REVILED, did revile, Matt. 27:39;
    John 9:28.
  340. REVILERS, slanderers, Isa. 51:7; Zeph.
    2:8.
  341. REVIVE, to bring again to life, Hos.
    6:2: to console and animate the de-
    jected, Isa. 57:15: to recover the mind
    to spiritual joy and zeal, Psal. 85:6;
    Hab. 3:2.
  342. REVIVED, did revive or come again to
    life, Judg. 15:19; Rom. 14:9: did appear
    in power and odiousness, as sin in the
    heart and nature, when the law of God
    in its extensive requirements is impressed
    upon the conscience by the
    Holy Spirit,
    Rom. 7:9.
  343. REVIVING, relief, Ezra 9:8.
  344. REVOLT, discontent, Isa. 59:13.
  345. REVOLT, to desert or fall off from
    allegiance, 2 Chron. 21:10: to apostatise,
    Isa. 1:5.
  346. REVOLTED, fallen from fidelity, Isa.
    31:6.
  347. REWARD, wages for work, Job 7:2:
    a recompense for service, Num. 18:31:
    the fruit of industry, Eccles. 4:9; 9:5:
    royal gifts and promotion, Dan. 2:6; 5:
    17: a bribe to a judge, Deut. 27:25;
    Isa. 1:23: eternal glory in Heaven, as
    the gift of infinite grace to believers
    ,
    Rom. 4:4; 6:23; Heb. 11:26.   Mere
    human applause is the reward of the
    hypocrite, Matt. 6:2-5: eternal misery
    is the reward of the
    wicked, Psal.
    91:8.
  348. REWARD, to requite, as good for evil,
    or evil for good, 1 Sam. 24:17: to
    render a recompense, as God will to His
    servants, Matt. 6:4; Prov. 25:22; and
    to the wicked, according to their works,
    Deut. 32:41; 2 Tim. 4:14.
  349. REWARDER, a recompenser, as God is
    the recompenser of those who seek Him,
    Heb. 11:6.
  350. RE'ZIN, [h] (voluntary or goodwill), the
    last of the ancient kings of Syria, who,
    in alliance with Pekah, king of Israel,
    invaded Judah, but was slain by Tiglath-
    pileser, king of Assyria, who aided king
    Ahaz, 2 Kings 15:37; 16:6-9.
  351. RE'ZON, [h] (lean or small), a captain
    of Hadadezer, king of Zobah, who be-
    came a leader of banditti, and king of
    Damascus, when he was a troublesome
    adversary of king Solomon, 1 Kings 11:
    23-25.
  352. RHE'GIUM, [g] (rupture or fracture),
    a city on the southernmost point of
    Italy, in the kingdom of Naples, opposite
    Messina in Sicily, Acts 28:13: it is
    now called Reggio.
  353. RHO'DA, 'Ροδη (a rose), a Christian
    damsel of the household of Mary, the
    mother of John Mark, Acts 12:12-13.
  354. RHODES, 'Ροδος (a rose), a city and port
    on the island of Rhodes: this island is
    about 120 miles in circumference, sepa-
    rated by a channel of about eight miles
    across from the coast of Caria in Asia
    Minor, Acts 21:1.   The Rhodians were
    famous at the time of the Trojan war,
    and Rhodes was celebrated for the pro-
    digious brazen statue of Apollo, seventy
    cubits high, which striding across the
    entrance of the harbour, held a light in
    the right hand for the benefit of shipping
    by night.   Rhodes is still a place of
    some note on the island.
  355. RIB, one of the bones in the human
    frame, by which the vitals are enclosed
    and protected, Gen. 2:21, 22; 2 Sam. 2:23.
  356. RIBAND, a fillet or band of silk, Num.
    15:38.
  357. RIB'LAH, [h] (greatness to him, or
    quarrel that increases), a city of Syria on
    the way from Jerusalem to Damascus,
    famous for the camp of Pharaoh-Necho,
    and for his deposition of king Jehoahaz,
    2 Kings 23:33, and that of Nebuchad-
    nezzar, in which he murdered the chil-
    dren of Zedekiah in his sight before he
    put out the eyes of that wretched captive
    king, 25:6.
  358. RICH, wealthy, Gen. 13:15: trusting
    in worldly possessions, Matt. 19:24;
    Luke 6:24: largely endowed with spi-
    ritual graces, Jam. 2:5; Rev. 2:2.
  359. RICHER, possessed of greater wealth
    and power, Dan. 11:9.
  360. RICHES, wealth or property, Gen. 31:
    16; 1 Kings 10:23: the benefits of creation
    for the wants of man, Psal. 104:24.
  361. RICHES OF GRACE are spiritual bless-
    ings, Eph. 1:7: the unsearchable "riches
    of Christ,"
    are the treasures of His gifts
    and blessings, 3:8: God's "riches of
    glory,"
    are the boundless blessings of
    immortal life prepared for the righteous,
    ver. 16, Phil. 4:19.
  362. RICHLY, plentifully, Col. 3:16: abun-
    dantly and freely, 1 Tim. 6:17.
  363. RID, to deliver, Gen. 37:22; Exod.
    6:6: to destroy, Lev. 26:6.
  364. RIDDANCE, destruction or extermina-
    tion, Zeph. 1:18: clearance, as of gather-
    ing in all the corn, Lev. 23:22.
  365. RIDDLE, a puzzling question, Judg.
    14:12-19; Ezek. 17:2.
  366. RIDE, to travel in a carriage, Gen. 41:
    43; on a ass [donkey], Judg. 5:10; on a mule,
    1 Kings 1:33; or on a horse, Hab. 3:8:
    to appear as a conqueror, Isa. 58:14.
  367. RIDER, one who travels on a horse,
    &c., Gen. 49:17; Est. 8:10; or in a
    chariot, Jer. 51:21.
  368. RIDGES, the hillocks of earth thrown
    up by the plough for growing corn, Psal.
    65:10.
  369. RIDING, travelling on horseback, Ezek.
    23:6, 12; or chariot, Jer. 17:25.
  370. RIFLED, pillaged or plundered, as by
    robbers, Zech. 14:2.
  371. RIGHT, equity or justice, Gen. 18:
    25: property, Neh. 2:20: claim of privi-
    lege, Isa. 10:2; Heb. 13:10; Rev. 22:
    14.
  372. RIGHT OF REDEMPTION, the interest
    of the nearest kinsman in the paternal
    estate, Jer. 5:28; Ruth 4:3-10.
  373. RIGHT, equitable or holy, as the cha-
    racter and ways of God
    , Deut. 32:14:
    true and just, as the Divine precepts,
    Psal. 19:8: sincere in regarding uni-
    versal holiness, as the mind of man, 51:
    10; Acts 8:21: proper and direct, as
    the way to a place, Gen. 24:48; or as
    a course of life: opposite to the left, as
    the right hand, Isa. 30:21.
  374. RIGHT, directly, Josh. 3:16: correctly,
    Judg. 12:6: certainly, Psal. 139:
    14.
  375. RIGHTEOUS, just and equitable, as
    laws, Deut. 4:8: just, holy, and good,
    as
    God is perfectly and infinitely in all
    His perfections
    , Ezra 9:15: upright, sin-
    cere, and pious, as godly men are, Gen.
    7:1.   All men being sinners, there is
    none righteous
    by the law of God, Rom.
    3:10; but religious men are denominated
    righteous on account of their general
    excellence of character before the world,
    Isa. 3:10; Ezek. 33:12: they are
    accounted righteous before God, being
    by faith interested in the righteousness
    of Messiah, by whose obedience many
    are made righteous, Luke 1:6; Isa. 53:11;
    Rom. 5:19.
  376. RIGHTEOUSLY, equitably or justly, as
    in the office of magistracy, Deut. 1:16;
    1 Pet. 2:23: morally, as in personal
    behaviour, Tit. 2:12.
  377. RIGHTEOUSNESS, rectitude, justice, or
    equity, as in the office of a judge or
    magistrate, Lev. 19:15; Isa. 11:4: per-
    sonal holiness, Matt. 5:6.   Righteousness
    is that which makes a man just, satisfying
    the claims of law and justice, Rom. 10:5:
    that which makes a person just before
    men is moral excellence in obedience to
    established laws, Job 29:14; Prov. 11:
    56: that which makes a man, being a
    sinner, just before God, is the perfect
    obedience of Christ, imputed or reckoned
    to him on believing, as a gracious gift of
    righteousness
    , Rom. 1:17; 3:22; 4:6;
    5:17-19; 1 Cor. 1:30.
  378. RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST, the ex-
    cellency and worthiness of
    Christ as our
    Surety and Intercessor with God: this
    consists in His holy and perfect obedi-
    ence to the law of God, and His suffering
    of its penalty for sin; thus making recon-
    ciliation for iniquity, and bringing in
    everlasting righteousness for the justifi-
    cation and salvation of all who believe
    ,
    Isa. 42:21; 53:4-11; Jer. 22:6; Dan.
    9:24; Rom. 5:19; 10:4; 1 Cor. 1:30;
    2 Cor. 5:21.
  379. RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD, the infinite
    rectitude, justice, holiness, and goodness,
    which constitute the moral excellency
    of God, and by which He gives laws
    suited to the nature of His creatures,
    with rewards and punishments
    , Psal.
    71:19; 119:142; Rom. 2:5: the doc-
    trine of righteousness in the law and of
    salvation in the gospel
    , Rom. 10:3: that
    meritorious excellency of Christ's obedi-
    ence which God reveals in the gospel,
    and bestows on believers for their salva-
    tion
    , 1:17; 3:5, 21, 22; Phil. 3:9.
  380. RIGHTLY, properly, Gen. 27:36:
    justly, Luke 20:21: judiciously, 2 Tim.
    2:15.
  381. RIGOUR, severity or cruelty, Exod. 1:
    13; Lev. 25:43.
  382. RIM'MON, [h] (exalted, or pomegranate),
    the father of the murderers of king Ish-
    bosheth, 2 Sam. 4:5-9.
  383. RIMMON, one of the idol-deities of
    Syria, for which a temple was dedicated
    at Damascus, 2 Kings 5:12-18.   Some
    think Rimmon was Elion, or most high,
    of the Phenicians; but others that he
    was Jupiter Cassius, from mount Cassius,
    which divided Syria from Egypt, and the
    same with Caphtor, deified after his death,
    Gen. 10:14.
  384. RIMMON, a steep rock near Gibeah,
    which afforded a shelter for six hundred
    Benjamites after their tribe had been
    destroyed, Judg. 20:45.
  385. RIMMON, a city of Judah, Josh. 15:32.
  386. RIMMON, a city of Simeon, Josh. 19:7.
  387. RIMMON, a city of Zebulon granted to
    the Levites, 1 Chron. 6:77.
  388. RING, a circular rim, as of a chain or
    link, variously used, as to suspend cur-
    tains, Exod. 28:28; Est. 1:6: a rim
    of gold, as an ornament for the finger,
    Luke 15:22.   Signet rings were worn
    on the finger, or on the arm, as ensigns
    of authority, and their impressions as
    seals were understood by deputy-gover-
    nors, Gen. 41:42; Est. 3:10-12.   These
    jewels and ornaments were made in
    various forms, according to the device
    of the jeweller or his employer.
  389. RINGLEADER, the chief of a riotous
    company, Acts 24:5.
  390. RING-STRAKED, circularly streaked on
    the skin, Gen. 30:39.
  391. RINSED, cleansed by washing, Lev. 6:
    28.
  392. RIOT, an uproar, a seditious tumult,
    1 Pet. 4:4.
  393. RIOT, to make an uproar, 2 Pet. 2:13.
  394. RIOTING, revelling, Rom. 13:13.
  395. RIOTOUS, excessive in feasting, lasci-
    vious and disorderly, Luke 15:13.
  396. RIP, to cut or tear, 2 Kings 8:12.
  397. RI'PHATH, [h] (remedy, medicine, or
    release), the second son of Gomer, and
    grandson of Japheth, Gen. 10:3.
  398. RIPE, mature in growth, as fruits or
    corn in perfection, Gen. 40:10; Rev. 14:
    15.
  399. RIPENING, growing to maturity, Isa.
    18:5.
  400. RIPPED, cut or torn, Hos. 13:16;
    Acts 1:13.
  401. RISE, to get up, as from a seat or bed,
    Exod. 21:19; Judg. 8:21: to come
    into existence or authority, Num. 24:
    17; Rom. 15:12: to come from the
    dead,
    1 Thess. 4:16; Matt. 27:63: to shine,
    Matt. 5:45.
  402. RISING, a swelling, Lev. 13:2, 10, 28:
    daybreak, Neh. 4:21: the event of the
    resurrection, Mark 9:10: elevation in
    society, Luke 2:34.
  403. RISING, getting up, Mark 1:35: perse-
    veringly preparing or qualifying, as the
    prophets, Jer. 7:13, 25.
  404. RITES, religious ceremonies, Num. [9]:3.
  405. RIVER, a large stream of fresh water,
    flowing through a country from its source
    or spring into the sea, Ezek. 47:1, 8.
    Several rivers are referred to in different
    parts of Scripture, without being named,
    as the Jordan, the chief river in
    Canaan,
    Gen. 31:21; the Nile, the chief river
    in Egypt, 41:1; Exod. 2:5; the Eu-
    phrates, at the north-eastern limit of
    Solomon's dominion, 1 Kings 4:21.
    This word is used to denote abundance,
    as "rivers of oil[,]" Job 29:6: satisfying
    divine delights, as "the river of thy [God's]
    pleasures[,]" Psal. 36:8: the abundant
    stores of grace from the Spirit of Christ,
    as "rivers of living water[,]" John 7:38:
    the blessings of grace and glory, as the
    "river of water of life," Rev. 22:1.

    RIVERS OF CANAAN.
    1. Arnon, Deut. 2:24; Josh. 13:7.
    2. Besor, 1 Sam. 30:9.
    3. Jabbok, Gen. 32:22.
    4.
    Jordan, Gen. 13:11; Num. 34:12.
    5. Kanah, Josh. 16:8; 17:9.
    6. Kidron or Cedron, 2 Kings 23:
        6-12.
    7. Kishon, Judg. 4:7; 5:21.
    8. Sihor, Josh. 13:3.

    RIVERS BEYOND CANAAN.
    1. Abana, 2 Kings 5:12.
    2. Ahavah, Ezra 8:15.
    3. Chebar, Ezek. 1:1; 3:3; 10:15-20.
    4. Euphrates, Gen. 15:18; Deut. 1:7.
    5. Gihon, Gen. 2:13.
    6. Hiddekel, Dan. 10:4.
    7. Pharpar, 2 Kings 5:12.
    8. Pison, Gen. 2:11.
    9. Ulai, Dan. 8:2.

  406. RIZ'PAH, [h] (bad, extension, coal, or
    firestone), daughter of Aiah, and concu-
    bine of king Saul.   Little is recorded of
    her except her behaviour at the loss of
    her two sons, 2 Sam. 21:10.

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