Bible Dictionary: D.   1840

  1. DAB'ERATH, [h] (word, thing, or bee), a
    town in the plain of Jezreel, Josh. 19:12.
  2. DAGGER, a short sword hung from the
    girdle, Judg. 3:16-22.
  3. DAGON, [h] (corn, or fish), the chief
    idol god of the Philistines: he was re-
    presented with the body of a man and
    the tail of a fish, 1 Sam. 5:1-5.   Some
    suppose that he was originally intended
    as a symbol of Noah, and of his miracu-
    lous preservation in the deluge: but
    others regard him as derived from the
    idol Isis, the goddess of corn, as wor-
    shipped by the Egyptians.
  4. DAILY, every day, Exod. 16:5; Luke
    11:3.
  5. DAINTIES, delicacies in food, Gen.
    49:20.
  6. DAINTY, delicate, rich, as food, Job
    33:20; Rev. 18:14.
  7. DALE, a valley, Gen. 14:17; 2 Sam.
    18:18.
  8. DALMANU'THA, [g] (a buckle),
    a town near Magdala, as is supposed, on
    the western shore of the lake of Tiberias,
    Mark 8:10; Matt. 15:39.
  9. DALMA'TIA, [g] (deceitful lamps),
    a province of Illyricum, east of the gulf
    of Venice, 2 Tim. 4:10.
  10. DAM, the mother of brutes, Exod. 22:
    30; Deut. 22:7.
  11. DAMAGE, loss or injury, Ezra 4:22;
    Acts 27:10.
  12. DAMAS'CUS, [h], Gr. Δαμασκος (a sack
    full of blood
    ), the ancient capital of
    Syria,
    supposed to be the oldest city existing
    in the world: it is situated on the river
    Barrady, and lies about 160 miles north-
    east of Jerusalem, Gen. 15:2; 1 Kings
    11:24; 15:18.   Tradition says that Abel
    was murdered here; and that Abraham
    was king of Damascus:
    it is, however,
    celebrated in the apostolic history for
    the conversion of the apostle Paul, Acts
    9:1-22.   This city is now called De-
    mesek, and contains a population of about
    80,000, or, as some reckon, 150,000, mostly
    Moh_mm_dans; but about 3000 are Jews,
    and about 10,000 are of several denomi-
    nations of professing Christians.   Damas-
    cus is a city of great trade, and therefore
    important as a my. station, espe-
    cially for the circulation of the Scrip-
    tures through a vast district of Asia.
    [...], rising above
    the houses give a pleasing appearance
    to the city of Damascus, as represented
    in our engraving.
  13. DAMNABLE, deserving or leading to
    damnation, 2 Pet. 2:1.
  14. DAMNATION, the state of condemna-
    tion, or of the torments of the wicked,
    in the world of evil spirits, Matt. 23:
    [14, 33]; 25:[46]; John 5:22: self-condemna-
    tion, 1 Cor. 11:29.
  15. DAMNED, condemned, 2 Thess. 2:12.
  16. DAMSEL, a young woman, Gen. 24:
    55; Matt. 14:11.
  17. DAN, [h] (judgment), the fifth son of
    Jacob, Gen. 30:6: but little is recorded
    of the character or history of Dan, 46:
    23; 49:16, 17.
  18. DAN, THE TRIBE OF: it is remarkable
    that though Dan had but one son before
    he went down into Egypt, Gen. 46:23,
    about 210 years afterwards it had 62,700
    adult males, Num. 1:38, 39: this tribe
    was located in Canaan, on the west of
    Judah, Josh. 19:40; Judg. 18.
  19. DAN, a city at the northern extremity
    of the land of Canaan, near the foot of
    mount Lebanon, at the source of the river
    Jordan, Gen. 14:14; Judg. 20:1; 1 Kings
    12:29.
  20. DANCE, a motion of one or more in
    concert, Psal. 149:3; Jer. 31:13;
    Exod. 15:20.
  21. DANCE, to put into lively motion, in
    concert, Judg. 21:23; Job 21:11: to
    leap or skip, Isa. 13:21.
  22. DANCING, the action of those who
    dance, Exod. 32:19; Luke 15:25.
  23. DANDLED, fondled on the knee, as a
    child, Isa. 66:12
  24. DANGER, hazard, peril, or risk, Matt.
    5:22; Acts 19:27.
  25. DANGEROUS, hazardous, perilous, Acts
    27:9.
  26. DAN'IEL, [h] (judgment of God), a
    Hebrew youth of the royal family, carried
    captive to Babylon, where he was in-
    spired
    as a
    prophet of God, and honoured
    to be a chief councillor in the courts of
    the kings, Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar,
    Darius, and Cyrus.   He was greatly
    favoured by Cyrus, who, being shown by
    him the prophecies of Isaiah and Jere-
    miah
    , was induced to grant emancipa-
    tion to the enslaved Jews, and to restore
    the sacred vessels of the temple, Dan. 1:
    6; 2:46-48; Ezra 1:1.   Daniel foretold,
    under the symbol of an image, many
    things concerning the great monarchies
    of Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome;
    and the birth and death of Messiah, as
    our Redeemer
    , and the final triumph of
    Christianity, Dan. 7. to 12.   See CYRUS.
  27. DANIEL, THE BOOK OF: this is the
    most extraordinary of all the prophetic
    writings in the Old Testament, as it con-
    tains an epitome of the history of the
    world and of the church of God under the
    Jewish and Christian dispensations, from
    the period in which the prophet lived to
    the consummation of time; and he alone
    of all the sacred writers foretold the exact
    time of the coming of
    Christ.   The for-
    mer six chapters of the Book of Daniel
    are historical, recording various circum-
    stances regarding himself and the Jews
    under several kings of Babylon: the
    latter contain a series of prophecies con-
    cerning the future condition of the Jews,
    and of the surrounding nations, the
    ministry and death of Messiah, to "make
    reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring
    in everlasting righteousness"
    for our
    salvation, the conversion of the Jews to
    Christ, and the general resurrection.
    See Commentary.
  28. DANIEL, a son of David, 1 Chron. 3:1.
  29. DANIEL, a son of Ithamar, Ezra 8:2.
  30. DARE, to venture, Job 41:10: to dis-
    regard profession, 1 Cor. 6:1: to be
    willing, Rom. 5:7: to be bold, 15:18.
  31. DARI'US, [h] (he that inquires), the
    Median, the conqueror of Babylon, called
    by the Greeks Cyaxares, brother to the
    mother of Cyrus, who had been the com-
    mander of his armies, and who succeeded
    him in the thrones of Persia and Babylon
    in the year B.C. 536, Dan. 5:31; 6:28.
    See
    CYRUS.
  32. DARIUS, called also HYSTASPIS, was
    chosen by the nobles to be king of Persia,
    in the year B.C. 521, Hag. 1:1.   He
    favoured the Jews who had been greatly
    hindered in their rebuilding of Jerusalem,
    Ezra 6.
  33. DARIUS, called also CODOMANUS, was
    a bold usurper, and last of the Persian
    monarchs, Neh. 12:22: he was conquered
    by Alexander the Great, in the year B.C.
    332, and assassinated by his own nobles
    at Ecbatane, while pursued by the Gre-
    cian conqueror, Dan. 8:20-24.
  34. DARK, wanting light, as evening, Gen.
    15:17; Josh. 2:5: obscure, as an ambi-
    guous speech, Num. 12:8; Dan. 8:23:
    unenlightened, pagan, Psal. 74:20:
    calamitous, Ezek. 8:12.
  35. DARKEN, to make dark, Amos 8:9:
    to obscure in statements, Job 38:2.
  36. DARKENED, made dark, as by dense
    clouds, Exod. 10:15; Isa. 5:30: blinded,
    Zech. 11:17: deceived, as by error and
    sin
    , Rom. 1:21; Eph. 4:18.
  37. DARKISH, inclining to black in appear-
    ance, Lev. 13:39.
  38. DARKLY, obscurely, 1 Cor. 13:12.
  39. DARKNESS, obscurity, wanting light,
    as night, Gen. 1:2: a private place, Mark
    10:27: ignorance and sin, John 3:19:
    Hell, the place of terror and despair for
    guilty souls
    , Matt. 22:13.   Darkness
    which might be felt, was the miraculous
    night, perhaps by terrible fogs, for three
    days, to punish the guilty Egyptians,
    Exod. 10:21-23.   The land of darkness,
    is the grave, Job 10:21, 22.   The power
    of darkness, is the influence of ignorance,
    sin, and Satan
    , Col. 1:13.
  40. DARLING, what is precious, as the soul
    or life, Psal. 22:20.
  41. DART, a pointed weapon to be thrown
    by the hand, Prov. 7:23; 2 Sam. 18:
    14; an evil suggestion of a wicked spirit
    to the mind, Eph. 6:16.
  42. DASH, to throw against anything, 2
    Kings 8:12.
  43. DASHED, thrown with violence, Exod.
    15:6; Hos. 10:14.
  44. DATES, the fruit of the palm-tree, 2
    Chron. 31:5: Marg.   See PALM.
  45. DATHAN, [h] (laws or rites), a daring
    conspirator with Korah and Abiram
    against Moses and Aaron, Num. 16:1,
    27.   See ABIRAM.
  46. DAUBED, besmeared, as light plaster-
    ing, Exod. 2:3: falsely taught, Ezek.
    13:11-14.
  47. DAUGHTER, a female child, Gen. 20:
    12: the inhabitants of a city or country,
    Zech. 2:7; 9:9.
  48. DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, a son's wife, Ruth
    1:22.
  49. DAVID, דויד (beloved), the youngest son
    of Jesse, anointed while but a youth, by
    the prophet Samuel, at the command of
    God, to be king of Israel.   David, as a
    prophet and king, was an eminent type
    of the Messiah, the great prophet and
    king of his church, 1 Sam. 16:13; Acts
    2:29, 30.   David's eventful history is
    necessary to be read by those who would
    clearly understand the various language
    in the Psalms, which have ever been
    esteemed, when thus regarded, as most
    instructive to Christians.   See PSALMS.
  50. DAVID, a name given to Christ, as His
    mission and ministry were foretold by
    some of the prophets, He being raised up
    in the family of David
    , Jer. 30:9; Ezek.
    34:23; Hos. 3:5; Matt. 22:42-45;
    Luke 1:32, 33.
  51. DAWN, to begin to grow light, Matt.
    28:1.
  52. DAWNING, the break of day, the begin-
    ning of sun-rising, Josh. 6:15; Judg.
    19:26.
  53. DAY, the light, the period of the earth's
    revolution round its axis, Gen. 1:5.   The
    Hebrews computed their day from the
    evening, Lev. 23:32: the Persians
    and Greeks from sunrise; the Arabians
    from noon; but most nations from mid-
    night.   Day is used metaphorically, for
    any particular time, Gen. 2:4: the gospel
    dispensation, Heb. 3:11: in prophetic
    language for a year, Ezek. 4:6; Dan. 9:
    24; [a 24-hour day], Rev. 11:3 [3.5 years].
  54. DAY OF THE LORD, the day of judg-
    ment, 1 Thess. 5:2.   The Lord's day, the
    first day of the Jewish week, the Chris-
    tian
    Sabbath, specially honoured by our
    Saviour, 1 Cor. 16:2; Rev. 1:10.
  55. DAYSMAN, a mediator: our daysman
    is the Lord our Redeemer
    , Job 9:33.
  56. DAY-SPRING, the dawn of morning,
    Job 38:12: a title of John, given
    by his inspired father, Zacharias, inti-
    mating the speedy manifestation of the
    Messiah, Luke 1:78.
  57. DAY-STAR, the morning star, an indi-
    cation of approaching full redemption, 2
    Pet. 1:19.
  58. DEACON, an official servant, a minister;
    an officer chosen by a
    church to take
    care of their charitable offerings for the
    relief of the poor Christians: they are
    required to be men of [important] religious
    character, and large churches require
    several of these gifted officers, Acts 6:
    1-6; Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3:8-12.   Some sup-
    pose there were deaconesses in the apost-
    olic churches, as there certainly were
    soon after the decease of the apostles,
    [volunteered] to visit and relieve the sick
    and poor female disciples, or Christian
    travellers, especially those in prsion for
    the gospel: they are thought to have
    been widows of advanced age, and de-
    noted by
    the "elder women[,]" 1 Tim. 5:
    9.   See PHEBE.
  59. DEAD, lifeless, Exod. 14:30: the state
    of the dead, Rom. 8:11: one near
    death, Gen. 20:3: declined from spiritual
    activity and vigour, Rev. 3:1.   Dead in
    trespasses and sins, means alive to do
    wickedly but alienated in heart
    from
    the love of God, Eph. 2:[1], 2.
  60. DEADLY, mortal, 1 Sam. 5:11: poison-
    ous, Mark 16:18.
  61. DEADNESS, want of vigour, decay,
    Rom. 4:19.
  62. DEAF, unable to hear, destitute of the
    sense of hearing, Exod. 4:11; Lev. 19:
    14; Mark 7:32.
  63. DEAL, a part: a tenth deal was an
    omer, six pints and nearly a quarter, or
    the tenth part of an ephah, Exod. 29:
    40; 16:36.
  64. DEAL, to act in any intercourse, Gen.
    19:9; 24:49; Dan. 1:13; Heb. 12:7:
    to transact business, 2 Chron. 2:3.
  65. DEALER, an actor in any business, Isa.
    21:2; 24:16.
  66. DEALING, acting or [business], 1 Sam.
    2:23; John 4:9.
  67. DEALT, did deal or act, Gen. 16:6:
    consulted, 2 Chron. 6:37: dispensed,
    Rom. 12:12.
  68. DEAR, beloved, Luke 7:2; Eph. 5:1:
    of high estimation, Acts 20:24.
  69. DEARLY, very much esteemed, Jer.
    12:7; 1 Cor. 10:14.
  70. DEARTH, scarcity of food, famine,
    Gen. 41:54; Acts 11:28.
  71. DEATH, extinction of human life, Gen.
    25:11: the separation of the
    soul from
    the body is natural or temporal death,
    Mark 5:23: alienation of the heart from
    God, as in all irreligious persons, is
    spiritual death
    , Rom. 8:6; Eph. 4:18:
    banishment from God in torment, is
    eternal death, the second death
    , Rev. 20:
    11.   All these are the awful consequences
    of sin, Gen. 2:17; Rom. 5:12.   Victory
    over death is possessed by faith in Christ
    ,
    1 Cor. 15:51-57.
  72. DEBASE, to make vile or base, Isa.
    57:9.
  73. DEBATE, a dispute or contention, Isa.
    58:4; 2 Cor. 12:20.
  74. DEBATE, to argue, Prov. 25:9: to
    examine, Isa. 27:8.
  75. DEBIR, [h] (oracle, or discourse), a king
    of Eglon, slain by Joshua, Josh. 10:3, 26.
  76. DEB'ORAH, [h] (a word, or a bee), a
    faithful and beloved domestic, who ac-
    companied Rebekah from Padan-aram,
    as her nurse, when she was married to
    Isaac; her funeral indicated the respect
    in which the family held her character,
    Gen. 24:59; 35:8.
  77. DEBORAH, a celebrated prophetess
    and judge in Israel: her exploits with
    Barak, and her inspired song, have ren-
    dered her name famous, Judg. 4. 5.
  78. DEBT, what one owes to another, 2
    Kings 4:7.  
    Sin is represented as a debt,
    in the failure of the duty which we owe
    to God
    , Matt. 6:12.
  79. DEBTOR, one who owes anything to
    another, as a debt, Luke 7:41, or a
    kindness, Rom. 15:27.   Believers are
    not debtors, as owing anything to the
    flesh, so as to indulge its corrupt unholy
    desires, Rom. 8:12.
  80. DECAPOLIS, [g] (ten cities), a pro-
    vince with ten cities north-east of the
    sea of Tiberias, and so named from its
    cities, Matt. 4:25.
  81. DECAY, to decline, as a person in pro-
    perty becoming poor, Lev. 25:35; as
    a building, in its strength, becoming old,
    Eccles. 10:18; as ceremonies in regard
    of their utility, Heb. 8:13.
  82. DECAYED, become weakened, Neh. 4:
    10: dilapidated, Isa. 44:26.
  83. DECEASE, death, departure from life,
    Luke 9:31; 2 Pet. 1:15.
  84. DECEASED, did die, Matt. 22:25.
  85. DECEASED, dead, Isa. 26:16.
  86. DECEIT, fraud, artifice, Rom. 1:29.
  87. DECEITFUL, full of deceit, artifice, or
    fraud, Psal. 5:6; 2 Cor. 11:13.
  88. DECEITFULLY, fraudulently, Gen.
    34:13; Dan. 11:23.
  89. DECEITFULNESS, power or tendency
    to deceive, Matt. 13:22; Heb. 3:13.
  90. DECEIVABLENESS, liability to be de-
    ceived, 2 Thess. 2:10.
  91. DECEIVE, to beguile or cheat, Jer. 9:
    5; 29:8; Eph. 4:14.
  92. DECEIVED, did deceive, or beguile, 2
    Sam. 19:26; Rev. 19:20: did disap-
    point, Lam. 1:19.
  93. DECEIVED, cheated, Gen. 31:7:
    disappointed, Jer. 20:7: given up to
    delusions, as a wicked teacher, Ezek.
    14:9: mistaken or deluded, Isa. 19:13;
    Rom. 7:11.
  94. DECEIVER, one who deceives, a de-
    frauder, Gen. 27:12; Job 12:16.
  95. DECEIVING, deluding, 2 Tim. 3:13;
    Jam. 1:22.
  96. DECENTLY, suitably in manner, 1 Cor.
    14:40.
  97. DECIDED, determined, 1 Kings 20:
    40.
  98. DECISION, termination of an event,
    Joel 3:14.
  99. DECK, to adorn, Jer. 10:4; Ezek. 16:
    16.
  100. DECKED, did adorn, Ezek. 16:11.
  101. DECKED, adorned, Prov. 7:16; Rev.
    17:4.
  102. DECLARATION, a publication, Esth. 10:
    2: a statement, Luke 1:1.
  103. DECLARE, to tell or publish, Josh. 20:
    4; Isa. 21:4: to explain, Matt. 13:36:
    to intimate or profess, Heb. 11:14: to
    manifest, Psal. 19:1.
  104. DECLARED, did declare, tell, or pub-
    lish, Lev. 23:44; Luke 8:47; Acts
    25:14.
  105. DECLARED, told or published, Num.
    15:34: manifested or proved, Rom. 1:4:
    evinced, 2 Cor. 3:3.
  106. DECLARING, publishing, Acts 15:3-
    12.
  107. DECLINE, to lean downward, as from
    equity in judgment, Exod. 23:2; Deut.
    17:11; of from the purity of religion
    in holiness, Psal. 119:157; Prov. 4:5.
  108. DECLINED, deviated, 2 Chron. 34:
    2; Job 23:11.
  109. DECREASE, to become less, Psal. 107:
    38; John 3:30.
  110. DECREASED, became less, Gen. 8:5.
  111. DECREE, an edict or law of a king or
    emperor, Dan. 6:8; Ezra 5:13; Luke 2:
    1: the irreversible counsel and deter-
    mination of God, Dan. 4:24, or his ap-
    pointment, Prov. 8:22.
  112. DECREED, determined, Esth. 2:1: ap-
    pointed, Job 38:10: purposed, 1
    Cor. 7:37.
  113. DECREES, laws, Acts 17:7: the
    decisions of the apostles and the Chris-
    tian church at Jerusalem respecting free-
    dom from the Jewish ceremonies, Acts
    15:4, 23, 28; 16:4.
  114. DEDAN, [h] (their friendship, or a judge),
    a grandson of Cush, Gen. 10:7.
  115. DEDAN, a grandson of Abraham by
    his wife Keturah, Gen. 25:2, 3; 1
    Chron. 1:32.
  116. DEDA'NIM, Arabs, descendants of the
    above-named patriarchs, Isa. 21:13.
  117. DEDICATE, to devote to a special or
    sacred use, Deut. 20:5; 2 Sam. 8:11;
    2 Chron. 2:4.
  118. DEDICATED, devoted to a sacred use,
    1 Kings 7:51; 15:15; Heb. 9:18.
  119. DEDICATING, devoting to a sacred use,
    Num. 7:10, 11.
  120. DEDICATION, the act of devoting a
    thing to a sacred use, Ezra 6:16, 17;
    Dan. 3:2.
  121. DEDICATION, FEAST OF THE: this
    feast was observed at Jerusalem, for eight
    days annually, to commemorate the
    restoration of the
    second temple after it
    had been almost destroyed by Antiochus
    Epiphanes
    , king of Syria, in the year
    B.C. 164.
  122. DEED, an action, especially such as
    is likely to affect society, Gen. 20:9;
    44:15: conduct or behaviour in life,
    1 John 3:18.
  123. DEEDS, practices in life, John 3:19;
    Rom. 2:6.
  124. DEEMED, supposed, Acts 27:27.
  125. DEEP, the universal mass of waters,
    Gen. 1:2: the sea, Psal. 107:24: Hell,
    Luke 8:31; Rev. 20:3.
  126. DEEP, having length downwards, as a
    well, John 4:11: secret, as the thoughts
    of men, Psal. 64:6: the infinite purposes
    of God, 92:5: extreme, as poverty, 2
    Cor. 8:2.   Deep things of God, His holy
    purposes of mercy and grace to men, or
    the sublime doctrines of the gospel, 1
    Cor. 2:10.
  127. DEEPER, having greater depth, Job
    11:5: more strange, Isa. 33:19.
  128. DEEPLY, inwardly, sorrowfully, Mark
    12: extensively, Isa. 31:6; Hos 9:9.
  129. DEEPNESS, depth, thickness below,
    Matt. 13:5.
  130. DEER, well-known forest animals of
    several species, as the stag, roebuck, and
    fallow deer, Deut. 14:5.
  131. DEFAMED, dishonoured, 1 Cor. 4:13.
  132. DEFAMING, slandering or threatening,
    Jer. 20:10.
  133. DEFEAT, to frustrate or overthrow,
    2 Sam. 15:34.
  134. DEFENCE, protection, Num. 14:9;
    Job 22:25: vindication, Acts 22:1.
  135. DEFENCED, fortified, as a city with
    walls and towers, Isa. 36:1.
  136. DEFEND, to protect, 2 Kings 19:34;
    Isa. 30:5.
  137. DEFENDED, protected or supported,
    Acts 7:24.
  138. DEFENDING, protecting, Isa. 31:5.
  139. DEFER, to delay or put off for a time,
    Eccles. 5:4; Dan. 9:19.
  140. DEFERRED, did delay, Acts 24:22.
  141. DEFIED, did defy, challenge, or insult,
    1 Sam. 17:36.
  142. DEFILE, to render unclean ceremoni-
    ally, as by forbidden food, Lev. 22:8;
    Dan. 1:8; or morally, by any sin, as
    fornication, Lev. 18:20; or idolatry,
    Ezek. 20:7; 22:3; or impure, profane
    conversation, Jam. 3:6.
  143. DEFILED, did defile or corrupt, as by
    violating chastity, Gen. 34:2; or by
    idolatry, Jer. 3:9: did demolish, as the
    idolatrous places, 2 Kings 23:8.
  144. DEFILED, corrupted, as by whoredom,
    Hos. 6:10; by cruelty and murder, Isa.
    59:3; by idolatrous practices, Lev. 18:
    18, 24: ceremonially unclean, as by un-
    washen hands, Mark 7:2: wounded or
    distressed in mind, through ignorance
    and superstitious fear, 1 Cor. 8:7.
  145. DEFRAUD, to rob or deprive by deceit,
    Lev. 19:13; 1 Thess. 4:6.
  146. DEFRAUDED, robbed by deceit, 1 Sam.
    12:3; 1 Cor. 6:7.
  147. DEFY, to challenge insultingly, 1 Sam.
    12:3, 4.
  148. DEGENERATE, become base or worth-
    less, Jer. 2:21.
  149. DEGREE, rank or elevation in office,
    1 Chron. 15:18; 1 Tim. 3:13; or station
    in life, Psal. 62:9.
  150. DEGREES, PSALMS OF: they are so
    called on account of their excellency,--
    they were sung with an elevated voice,
    and they were used by the Jews on their
    emancipation from captivity in Babylon,
    as they went up by degrees, resting at
    several stations on their way to Jeru-
    salem, Psal. 120. 134.
  151. DELAY, a hindrance, Acts 25:17.
  152. DELAY, to put off or hinder, Exod.
    22:29; Acts 9:38.
  153. DELAYED, did hinder or postpone,
    Exod. 32:1.
  154. DELECTABLE, most pleasurable, Isa.
    44:9.
  155. DELICACIES, niceties in food, luxuries,
    Rev. 18:3.
  156. DELICATE, fine, nice, or ceremonious
    in manners, Deut. 28:54, 56.
  157. DELICATELY, politely, ceremoniously,
    1 Sam. 15:32; Luke 7:25.
  158. DELICATENESS, the state of being
    delicate, Deut. 28:56.
  159. DELICATES, luxuries, Jer. 51:34.
  160. DELICIOUSLY, most luxuriously, Rev.
    18:7-9.
  161. DELIGHT, pleasure or satisfaction,
    Deut. 10:5; Isa. 58:2, 13.
  162. DELIGHT, to take great pleasure, Num.
    14:8; Rom. 7:22.
  163. DELIGHTED, did delight or have great
    pleasure, 1 Sam. 19:2; Isa. 65:12.
  164. DELIGHTSOME, pleasant, delightful,
    Mal. 3:12.
  165. DELILAH, [h] (poor, or head of hair),
    a base woman, who was beloved by
    Samson, who, as some suppose, married
    her: but while he sacrificed his duty,
    honour, and interest, to her beauty, she
    betrayed him for a reward to his enemies
    the Philistines, Judg. 16:4-16.
  166. DELIVER, to give into one's hand,
    Gen. 40:13: to give up as made or
    complete, Exod. 5:18: to recover from
    slavery, 3:8: to preserve from an
    enemy, Gen. 32:11: to free from
    evils, 2 Cor. 1:10; Heb. 2:15.
  167. DELIVERANCE, a rescue from distress,
    Gen. 45:7; or from danger, 1 Chron.
    11:14: recovery from
    sin and misery, as
    by Christ
    , Luke 4:18.
  168. DELIVERED, did deliver, Gen. 14:20:
    did rescue, Exod. 12:27; 2 Pet. 2:7:
    did preserve, Dan. 3:28: did give up,
    as a letter, Acts 15:30, or a prisoner,
    27:1.
  169. DELIVERED, given up, as property,
    Gen. 9:2; as enemies, Judg. 8:7:
    rescued, Exod. 18:10: preserved,
    Dan. 6:27: committed or intrusted,
    Jude 3.
  170. DELIVERER, one who delivers, a pro-
    tector, Judg. 3:7: a liberator, Acts 7:
    35: the
    Redeemer, Rom. 11:26.
  171. DELIVERING, giving up, Luke 21:12:
    preserving, Acts 26:17.
  172. DELIVERY, relief, as from the pains of
    child-birth, Isa. 26:17.
  173. DELUSION, error from the influence of
    sin and Satan, Isa. 66:4; 2 Thess. 2:11.
  174. DEMAND, a claim, Dan. 4:17.
  175. DEMAND, to ask or require, Job
    38:3.
  176. DEMANDED, did inquire, Exod. 5:14;
    Acts 21:33.
  177. DEMAS, Δημας (popular), a professor of
    the gospel who became an apostate by
    the influence of riches, 2 Tim. 4:10.
  178. DEMETRIUS, Δημητριος (belonging to
    Ceres
    or to corn), an idolatrous silversmith,
    who carried on a lucrative trade, in
    manufacturing models of the temple of
    Diana at Ephesus, Acts 19:24.
  179. DEMETRIUS, an [important] Christian
    commended by the apostle John, 3 John
    12.   Some suppose that he was the same
    person, as the silversmith, who had op-
    posed the ministry of Paul about thirty
    years before, but had become converted
    to God by the preaching of John.
  180. DEMONSTRATION, the highest degree
    of evidence, 1 Cor. 2:14.
  181. DEN, a cavern in the earth, the retreat
    of wild beasts, Psal. 10:9; Isa. 11:8: a
    resort of evil persons, Jer. 7:11.   Hypo-
    crisy and worldly gain influenced the
    Jews to profane the temple, for which
    Christ reproved them as making it
    "a den of thieves," Matt. 21:13.
  182. DENIED, did deny, Gen. 18:15: did
    reject or refuse, Acts 3:13, 14.
  183. DENIED, disowned, Luke 12:9.
  184. DENOUNCE, to threaten, or admonish
    with threatening, Deut. 30:18.
  185. DENY, to disown, Josh. 24:27: to
    refuse, 1 Kings 2:16.
  186. DENYING, disowning, by rejecting
    what is essential, Jude 4: disallowing
    and opposing, Tit. 2:12.
  187. DEPART, to go from a place, Gen. 13:
    9; Acts 20:7: to cease or become ex-
    tinct, Gen. 49:10: to die, Phil. 1:23.
  188. DEPARTED, did go or went away,
    Gen. 12:4: did go from, Acts 5:41.
  189. DEPARTING, going away, Exod. 16:1:
    dying, Gen. 35:18.
  190. DEPARTURE, removal, Ezek. 26:18:
    decease, 2 Tim. 4:6.
  191. DEPOSED, put down or degraded as
    from a throne, Dan. 5:20.
  192. DEPRIVED, bereaved, Gen. 27:45:
    debarred, Isa. 38:10: not given,
    Job 39:17.
  193. DEPTH, deepness, as the sea, Exod.
    15:5, 8; Job 28:14; or of soil, Mark
    4:5: trouble, Rom. 8:39; Psal. 130:
    1: the perfections of God, Rom. 11:3;
    Eph. 3:18: the dangerous wiles of the
    devil, Rev. 2:24.
  194. DEPUTED, appointed, as to an office,
    2 Sam. 15:3.
  195. DEPUTIES, governors of provinces,
    Est. 8:9: judges, deputed to office,
    Acts 19:8.
  196. DEPUTY, a provincial governor, 1 Kings
    22:47; Acts 13:7, 8.
  197. DERBE, Δερβη (a sting), a city of Lycao-
    nia, in Asia Minor, Acts 14:6.
  198. DERIDE, to ridicule, Hab. 1:10.
  199. DERIDED, did ridicule, Luke 16:14;
    23:35.
  200. DERISION, ridicule, Job 30:1: mock-
    ery, Jer. 20:7.
  201. DESCEND, to incline, as a boundary of
    lands, Num. 34:11: to come down,
    Acts 11:5.
  202. DESCENDED, did descend, as rain,
    Matt. 7:25; or as from a mountain,
    Josh. 2:23; or from the capital to a
    provincial city, Acts 24:1.
  203. DESCENT, a declivity of a hill, Luke
    19:37: birth or pedigree, Heb. 7:36.
  204. DESCRIBE, to mark, Josh. 18:4: to
    express, Rom. 4:6.
  205. DESCRIBED, did describe or mark,
    Josh. 18:14.
  206. DESCRIPTION, a written plan, Josh.
    18:6.
  207. DESCRY, to survey or explore, Judg. 1:
    23.
  208. DESERT, a wilderness, a barren or
    uncultivated tract of country, Exod. 3:
    1; 19:21.   Several of these are noted
    in the Scriptures, besides those of Shur,
    Zin, Sinai, and Paran, in Arabia, so
    famous for the sojourning of the children
    of Israel after their emancipation from
    Egypt, Exod. 15. 16. Num. 20. 30.
    See WILDERNESS.
  209. DESERT, merit, what is deserved,
    Psal. 28:4; Ezek. 7:27.
  210. DESERVE, to merit, as of punishment,
    Ezra 9:13; Job 11:6.
  211. DESERVING, desert or personal merit,
    Judg. 9:16.
  212. DESIRABLE, pleasing, engaging in
    manners, Ezek. 23:6.
  213. DESIRE, wishing or longing, 1 Sam.
    23:20: prayer, Psal. 145:19: love,
    Dan. 11:37: hope, Hag. 2:7; 1 Sam. 9:
    26: subjection or obedience, Gen. 3:16:
    unlawful wishes, Eph. 2:3.
  214. DESIRE, to wish for, Exod. 34:24;
    Phil. 4:17: to request, Mark 15:8;
    Heb. 6:11: to pray, Dan. 2:18.
  215. DESIRED, did desire, 1 Sam. 12:13:
    did request, Dan. 2:16; Acts 3:14.
  216. DESIRED, wished for, Gen. 3:6: ap-
    proved, Zeph. 2:1.
  217. DESIRING, wishing, 2 Tim. 1:4: re-
    questing, Luke 8:20.
  218. DESIROUS, eager for, Prov. 23:3:
    wishing, Luke 23:8: endeavouring,
    2 Cor. 11:32.
  219. DESOLATE, solitary, Psal. 25:16;
    1 Tim. 5:5: devastated, as a country,
    Isa. 1:7; Joel 2:3.
  220. DESOLATION, devastation, ruin, Isa. 51:
    29, 43; Dan. 9:2.
  221. DESPAIR, hopelessness, 2 Cor. 4:8.
  222. DESPAIR, to despond, or to be without
    hope, 1 Sam. 27:1; Eccles. 2:20.
  223. DESPAIRED, did despair, 2 Cor. 1:8.
  224. DESPERATE, without hope, Isa. 17:
    11: mad, Job 6:26.
  225. DESPERATELY, extremely or madly,
    Jer. 17:9.
  226. DESPISE, to scorn or contemn, Prov.
    1:2: to abhor, Amos 5:21: to disregard,
    1 Sam. 2:30: to disobey, Est. 1:17.
  227. DESPISED, did despise or scorn, 1 Sam.
    10:27: did contemn, Luke 18:9: did
    violate or transgress, Heb. 10:28: did
    ridicule, Job 19:18.
  228. DESPISED, scorned, Gen. 16:4 in-
    sulted, Neh. 4:4: disesteemed or disre-
    garded, 1 Cor. 1:28.
  229. DESPISERS, scorners, contemners, Acts
    13:42; 2 Tim. 3:3.
  230. DESPISING, disregarding, Heb. 12:2.
  231. DESPITE, malignity, Ezek. 25:6:
    provocation or defiance, Heb. 10:29.
  232. DESPITEFUL, malicious, Ezek. 25:
    15; Rom. 1:30.
  233. DESPITEFULLY, maliciously, Matt. 5:
    44; Acts 14:5.
  234. DESTITUTE, in want, Heb. 11:37:
    forsaken, Gen. 24:27: void of, Prov.
    15:21.
  235. DESTROY, to ruin or kill, Gen. 6:
    7-13: to bring to ruin, 19:13, 14: to
    injure, Rom. 14:15-20.
  236. DESTROYED, did overthrow or ruin,
    Gen. 19:29: did persecute to destroy,
    Gal. 2:18.
  237. DESTROYER, an agent of injury, Exod.
    12:23; 1 Cor. 10:10.
  238. DESTROYING, bringing ruin or death,
    1 Chron. 21:12-15: fierce or ravenous,
    Jer. 2:30.
  239. DESTRUCTION, ruin or death, Est. 8:
    6: eternal misery, Matt. 7:13; 2 Thess.
    1:9.
  240. DETAIN, to restrain from departure,
    Judg. 13:15, 16.
  241. DETAINED, restrained from departure,
    1 Sam. 21:7.
  242. DETERMINATE, fixed or irreversible,
    as the purpose and decree of God, Acts
    2:23.
  243. DETERMINATION, settled purpose,
    Zeph. 3:8.
  244. DETERMINED, firmly resolved, 1 Sam.
    20:7, 9: settled, Acts 19:39.
  245. DETEST, to hate, Deut. 7:26.
  246. DETESTABLE, loathsome or abomin-
    able, Jer. 16:18; Ezek. 8:20.
  247. DEUTERONOMY (second law), from two
    Greek words, [g] (second), and [g]
    (law).  
    Moses wrote this book about a
    month before his decease, for the sake
    of the new generation that had arisen
    during the forty years they had sojourned
    in the Arabian deserts.   Agreeably to its
    name, it recapitulates the law, and the
    history of the Israelites from the period
    of their leaving Egypt, with various
    additions.   The appeals, predictions, ad-
    monitions, and the national anthem,
    delivered by Moses, are truly sublime
    and affecting.   The account of the death
    of Moses, in the last chapter, was added
    by a later writer, probably by Joshua.
    See Commentary.
  248. DEVICE, contrivance or invention,
    2 Chron. 2:14: stratagem, Est. 8:3;
    2 Cor. 2:11: skill or ingenuity, Acts
    17:29.
  249. DEVIL, Διαβολος (calumniator or accuser),
    a most wicked spirit, chief of the apostate
    angels, Matt. 25:41; Jude 6-9; Rev. 12:
    9, 10.   Various titles, indicative of the
    character and power of this evil spirit,
    are given in the Scriptures; as
    Satan,
    Job 2:6: Beelzebub, Matt. 12:24:
    Apollyon, Abaddon, Rev. 9:11: Dragon,
    12:7.   As the ruler of the minds of the
    wicked, he is styled "the god of this
    world,"
    2 Cor. 4:4; and "the prince of
    the power of the air,"
    Eph. 2:2.   A
    wicked man, a hypocrite in religion, is
    called a devil, as resembling that evil
    spirit, John 7:70: idols are devils, as
    representing wicked persons, and as the
    means of provoking God, 1 Cor. 10:20.
    • Devil, the.   A liar.
  250. DEVILISH, resembling the devil in
    evil qualities, Jam. 3:15.
  251. DEVISE, to contrive or plan, Exod.
    31:4: to plot, Jer. 18:11-18.
  252. DEVISED, did devise or plot, 2 Sam.
    21:5.
  253. DEVISED, Est. 8:35: con-
    trived, 2 Pet. 1:16.
  254. DEVOTE, to dedicate or give up to a
    sacred use, Lev. 27:28.
  255. DEVOTED, dedicated, given up to a
    sacred use, Lev. 27:21: cheerfully
    exercised, Psal. 119:38.
  256. DEVOTIONS, religious exercises, Acts
    17:23.
  257. DEVOUR, to eat up greedily, Psal.
    80:13: to waste, Isa. 1:7: to defraud,
    Matt. 23:14: to injure or destroy,
    1 Pet. 5:8.
  258. DEVOURED, did eat up greedily, Gen.
    41:7: did consume or destroy, Num.
    26:10; Dan. 7:7.
  259. DEVOURED, wasted, Jer. 50:7, 17.
  260. DEVOURER, waster or consumer, as
    the caterpillar, Mal. 3:11.
  261. DEVOURING, consuming or destroying,
    as fire, Exod. 24:17.
  262. DEVOUT, religious, Luke 2:25; Acts
    10:2, 7; 17:4, 17.
  263. DEW, exceedingly fine rain, which falls
    profusely at night in hot countries: this
    refreshing gift of Providence is an espe-
    cial favour in aid of vegetation, 2 Sam.
    1:21; and it is therefore referred to by
    the sacred writers as the symbol of
    spiritual blessings, Gen. 27:28; Deut.
    33:13-28; Hos. 14:5.
  264. DIADEM, the chief symbol of royalty,
    as a crown, Isa. 62:3: official or public
    honour, Job 29:14.   See CROWN.
  265. DIAL, an instrument for ascertaining
    the time of day by the shadow of the
    sun, as the dial of king Ahaz, 2 Kings
    20:11.   Our engraving represents, 1, a
    concave dial of white marble, found at
    Civita, in the year 1762; 2, another con-
    cave dial, found at mount Tusculum,
    near Rome, in 1726; 3, a compound dial,
    preserved in the Elgin collection in the
    British Museum: it was found at Athens,
    supposed to have been used in marking
    the hours on one of the crossways of the
    city.
      The first two are considered to
    resemble, if indeed they be not identical
    with, the famous dial of Ahaz.
  266. DIAMOND, the adamant, the hardest,
    brightest, and most precious of gems,
    Ezek. 28:13.   "The sin of Judah
    written with the point of a diamond,"

    Jer. 17:1, denotes the indelible record
    made of the national crimes which occa-
    sioned the destruction of the city and
    temple of Jerusalem.   The most extraor-
    dinary diamonds known are,--that of the
    king of Portugal, weighing 1680 carats,
    and, though uncut, is valued at L5,644,800,
    --that which adorns the imperial sceptre
    of Russia, weighing 779 carats, valued at
    L4,854,728,--that of the late Great Mogul,
    weighing 279 carats, worth L570,000,--
    a second of the king of Portugal, weighing
    215 carats, worth L553,500,--one pos-
    sessed by the emperor of Austria, weigh-
    ing 139½ carats, worth L164,280,--one
    by the king of France, called the Regent,
    or Pit diamond, weighing 136 carats,
    worth L312,493.
      See ADAMANT.
  267. DIANA, [g] (luminous or perfect), a
    celebrated goddess in the Greek mytho-
    logy, worshipped especially at Ephesus,
    Acts 19:27-35.   Diana was reckoned
    one of the twelve superior deities; and
    said to be the daughter of Jupiter and
    Latona, and twin-sister with Apollo.

    She was called also Hebe, Hecate, and
    Trivia
    , and worshipped by many of the
    Jews in the times of Isaiah, and Jere-
    miah, as the moon or the queen of
    heaven, Jer. 7:18; 11:13; 44:17, 18.

  268. DIBON, [h] (understanding), a city of
    Gilead, Num. 32:3, 34.
  269. DIBON-GAD, [h] (great understanding),
    a city east of the sea of Tiberias, Num.
    33:45.
  270. DID, acted, 1 Kings 11:25: committed,
    1 Pet. 2:22.
  271. DIDYMUS, Διδμος (a twin), a surname
    of the apostle Thomas, John 11:16; 20:
    24.   See
    THOMAS.
  272. DIE, to expire or lose life, Gen. 6:17:
    to expose to danger of death, 1 Cor. 15:
    31: to perish eternally, Rom. 8:13.
  273. DIED, did expire, Gen. 5:5; Luke 20:9.
  274. DIET, food, Jer. 52:34.
  275. DIFFER, to be distinguished from, or
    to be unlike, 1 Cor. 4:7.
  276. DIFFERENCE, a state of being distin-
    guished from, Exod. 11:7: inequality or
    distinction, Acts 15:9; Rom. 10:12.
  277. DIFFERING, distinguished, Rom. 12:6.
  278. DIG, to pierce the ground by working
    with a spade, Exod. 21:33: to work in
    the ground with a spade, Luke 13:8.
  279. DIGGED, did dig, Exod. 7:24.
  280. DIGGED, made by digging, Gen. 50:5:
    taken from, Isa. 51:1.
  281. DIGNITIES, rulers, 2 Pet. 2:10.
  282. DIGNITY, public honour, Est. 6:31;
    Eccles. 10:6.
  283. DILIGENCE, active carefulness in duty,
    Prov. 4:23; 2 Pet. 1:5, 10.
  284. DILIGENT, vigilantly careful, Deut.
    19:18.
  285. DILIGENTLY, carefully, Exod. 15:26:
    perseveringly, Heb. 11:6; 12:15.
  286. DIM, weak in sight, Gen. 27:1:
    tarnished, as metal, Lam 4:1.
  287. DIMINISH, to lessen, Exod. 5:8, 11:
    to omit, Jer. 26:2.
  288. DIMINISHED, lessened, Prov. 13:11.
  289. DIMINISHING, depressing or lessening,
    Rom. 11:12.
  290. DIMNESS, obscurity, gloominess, Isa.
    8:22.
  291. DIMON, [h] (where it is red), a river of
    Moab, Isa. 15:9.
  292. DINAH, [h] (judgment), the only
    daughter of Jacob, Gen. 30:21.   He-
    brew tradition asserts that Dinah became
    the wife of Job; perhaps from her in-
    considerateness
    , Job 2:9.
  293. DINE, to eat the principal meal in the
    day, Gen. 43:16.
  294. DINED, satisfied with food at dinner,
    John 21:21.
  295. DINNER, the principal daily meal,
    Matt. 22:4; Luke 14:12.
  296. DIONYSIUS, [g] (divinely touched),
    a judge in the court of Areopagus,
    con-
    verted
    by the preaching of the apostle
    Paul, Acts 17:34.   It is said of him,
    that, thirsting for knowledge, he had
    gone to study astronomy in Egypt,
    where, in the city of On, he observed
    the miraculous darkness at the death of
    Christ, and said, "Either the God of
    nature suffers himself, or sympathises
    with one that is suffering."
      He is said
    to have been chosen, after his conver-
    sion, bishop of the Christian church at
    Athens, and to have finished his course
    as a martyr for his Saviour, being burnt
    in that city A.D. 95.
  297. DIOTREPHES, [g] (Jupiter's foster
    child
    ), a pretended Christian, probably a
    teacher, of an ambitious or tyrannical
    disposition, 3 John 9, 10.
  298. DIP, to immerge part of a thing, as
    the finger, in blood, Lev. 4:6, or in water,
    Luke 16:24.
  299. DIPPED, did dip, as a morsel of bread
    in sauce, Matt. 26:23; John 13:26;
    or a garment in blood, Gen. 37:31:
    did wash or bathe, 2 Kings 5:14.
  300. DIPPED, wet, as the feet touching the
    water, Josh. 3:15; or sprinkled or
    stained with blood, Psal. 68:23.
  301. DIPT, did dip, as the end of the finger
    in blood, Lev. 9:9; or of a rod in honey,
    1 Sam. 14:27: did wet or soak, as a
    cloth in water, 2 Kings 8:15.
  302. DIRECT, to show the right way, Gen.
    46:28: to guide, 1 Thess. 3:11: to
    influence, 2 Thess. 3:5.
  303. DIRECTED, guided, Job 32:14:
    instructed, Isa. 40:13.
  304. DIRECTION, instruction, Num. 21:18.
  305. DIRECTLY, in a straight line, Num.
    19:4; Ezek. 42:12.
  306. DIRT, filth, Psal. 18:42: mud, Isa.
    57:20.
  307. DISALLOW, to express disapprobation,
    Num. 30:5.
  308. DISALLOWED, disapproved or rejected,
    1 Pet. 2:4, 7.
  309. DISANNUL, to render void, Gal. 3:
    15, 17: to disallow, Job 40:8.
  310. DISANNULLED, abolished or rendered
    void, Isa. 28:18.
  311. DISANNULLING, rendering void, Heb.
    7:18.
  312. DISAPPOINT, to defeat expectation,
    Psal. 17:13; Job 5:12.
  313. DISAPPOINTED, defeated in hopes,
    Prov. 15:22.
  314. DISCERN, to ascertain, Gen. 31:32:
    to distinguish, Mal. 3:18; Heb. 5:14:
    to perceive, Job 4:16; Eccles. 8:5.
  315. DISCERNED, did discover or perceive,
    Prov. 7:7: did distinguish or ascertain,
    Gen. 27:23.
  316. DISCERNER, a discoverer, who has the
    power of discovery
    , Heb. 4:12.
  317. DISCERNING, perceiving or ascertain-
    ing, 1 Cor. 11:29; 12:10.
  318. DISCHARGE, release or dismission,
    Eccles. 8:8.
  319. DISCHARGED, unloaded, as goods from
    ships, 1 Kings 5:9.
  320. DISCIPLE, a scholar, a follower, John
    9:28, especially of Christ, Acts 6:1;
    9:1-26.
  321. DISCIPLINE, instruction or wisdom,
    Job 36:10.
  322. DISCLOSE, to reveal or expose, Isa.
    26:21.
  323. DISCOMFITED, routed, conquered, or
    vanquished, Exod. 17:13; Judg. 4:15;
    8:12.
  324. DISCOMFITURE, defeat or overthrow,
    1 Sam. 14:20.
  325. DISCONTENTED, uneasy in mind, dis-
    satisfied, 1 Sam. 22:2.
  326. DISCONTINUE, to leave off, to relin-
    quish, Jer. 17:4.
  327. DISCORD, disagreement, mutual anger,
    Prov. 6:14.
  328. DISCOURAGE, to depress or deject,
    Num. 32:7.
  329. DISCOURAGED, depressed or dejected,
    Num. 21:4; Deut. 1:21, 28: alienated,
    Col. 3:21.
  330. DISCOVER, to expose or show, 1 Sam.
    14:8: to uncover, Deut. 22:30: to
    declare, Prov. 25:9.
  331. DISCOVERED, did expose or show,
    1 Sam. 14:11: did perceive, Acts 27:
    37.
  332. DISCOVERED, exposed, Isa. 57:8:
    ascertained, Hos. 7:1.
  333. DISCOVERING, exposing, Hab. 3:13.
  334. DISCREET, prudent, judicious, cautious,
    Gen. 41:33-39.
  335. DISCREETLY, intelligently, wisely,<
    Mark 12:34.
  336. DISCRETION, prudence, sobriety of
    mind, Prov. 2:11: practical wisdom,
    Isa. 28:26.
  337. DISDAINED, scorned, 1 Sam. 17:42;
    Job 30:1.
  338. DISEASE, distemper of body, 2 Chron.
    17:12: mental disorder or trouble,
    Eccles. 6:2.
  339. DISEASED, distempered in body, 1
    Kings 15:23.
  340. DISFIGURE, deform, Matt. 6:16.
  341. DISGRACE, to dishonour, Jer. 14:21.
  342. DISGUISE, to conceal by an unusual
    dress, 1 Kings 22:30.
  343. DISGUISED, did disguise by unusual
    garments, 1 Sam. 28:8.
  344. DISH, a large plate or hollowed vessel
    to hold meat, Judg. 5:25; Matt. 26:23.
  345. DISHAN, [h] (fat), a son of Seir the
    Horite, Gen. 36:21-30.
  346. DISHON, [h] (ashes), a son of Seir the
    Horite, Gen. 36:21, 25, 30.
  347. DISHONEST, fraudulent, Ezek. 22:
    13, 27.
  348. DISHONESTLY, unfaithfully, fraudu-
    lently, 2 Cor. 4:2.
  349. DISHONOUR, disgrace, Ezra 4:14:
    loathsomeness, 1 Cor. 15:43: reproach,
    2 Cor. 6:8.
  350. DISHONOUR, to disgrace or injure,
    Mic. 7:6: to treat with indignity,
    John 8:49: to corrupt, Rom. 1:24.
  351. DISINHERIT, to cut off from hereditary,
    right, Num. 14:12.
  352. DISMAYED, discouraged or terrified,
    Josh. 1:9; Jer. 8:9.
  353. DISMAYING, terror, Jer. 48:39.
  354. DISMISSED, sent away, 2 Chron. 23:
    8; Acts 19:41.
  355. DISOBEDIENCE, breach of duty in the
    violation of lawful commands, Rom. 5:
    19; Eph. 2:2.
  356. DISOBEDIENT, not obedient, not obser-
    vant of lawful authority, 1 Kings 13:26;
    1 Pet. 2:7; 3:20.
  357. DISOBEYED, violated lawful commands,
    1 Kings 13:21.
  358. DISORDERLY, regardless of propriety
    in manners and behaviour, 2 Thess. 3:
    6: immorally, ver. 11.
  359. DISPATCH, to put to death, or kill
    immediately, Ezek. 23:47.
  360. DISPENSATION, distribution or minis-
    try, 1 Cor. 9:17: a method of provi-
    dence, Eph. 1:10; Col. 1:25.
  361. DISPERSE, to scatter or spread, 1 Sam.
    14:34: to diffuse, Prov. 15:7.
  362. DISPERSED, scattered, as the Israelites
    and Jews became dispersed among the
    people in the surrounding countries by
    their captivities, Est. 3:8; John 7:35.
  363. DISPERSIONS, the act or condition of
    being dispersed, Jer. 25:34.
  364. DISPLAYED, exhibited, Psal. 60:4.
  365. DISPLEASE, to offend, Gen. 31:35;
    2 Sam. 11:25.
  366. DISPLEASED, did offend, 1 Sam. 8:6:
    did provoke, 18:8.
  367. DISPLEASED, offended, 2 Sam. 6:8:
    provoked, Num. 11:10: vexed, cha-
    grined, Matt. 21:15.
  368. DISPLEASURE, anger, Deut. 9:19:
    injury, Judg. 15:3.
  369. DISPOSED, did arrange or regulate,
    Job 37:15.
  370. DISPOSED, framed or arranged, Job
    34:13: inclined, Acts 18:27.
  371. DISPOSING, distribution, Prov. 16:33.
  372. DISPOSITION, orderly arrangement, or
    ministry, Acts 7:53.
  373. DISPOSSESS, to deprive, or put out of
    possession, as of land, Num. 33:53;
    Judg. 11:23.
  374. DISPOSSESSED, did deprive, Num.
    32:39.
  375. DISPUTATION, controversy or argu-
    mentation, Acts 15:2; Rom. 14:1.
  376. DISPUTE, to argue, Job 23:7.
  377. DISPUTED, did argue, did contend in
    argument or controversy, Mark 9:33;
    Acts 9:29; Jude 9.
  378. DISPUTING, argumentation, Acts 15:
    7: cavilling, Phil. 2:14.
  379. DISPUTING, arguing, Acts 6:9; 19:8.
  380. DISQUIET, to vex or punish, Jer. 50:34.
  381. DISQUIETED, disturbed from repose,
    1 Sam. 28:15: agitated with care,
    Psal. 39:6; 42:5.
  382. DISQUIETNESS, restlessness, Psal.
    38:8.
  383. DISSEMBLE, to pretend, to act hypo-
    critically, Prov. 26:24.
  384. DISSEMBLED, did pretend falsely, did
    make false appearances, Josh. 7:11;
    Gal. 2:13.
  385. DISSEMBLERS, hypocrites, especially
    in religion, Psal. 26:4.
  386. DISSENSION, disagreement or alterca-
    tion, Acts 15:2; 23:7-10.
  387. DISSIMULATION, the act of dissem-
    bling, Gal. 2:13: insincerity in profes-
    sion, Rom. 12:9.
  388. DISSOLVE, to melt, break, or weaken,
    Job 30:22: to dissipate by explanation
    or interpretation, Dan. 5:16.
  389. DISSOLVED, melted away, 2 Pet. 3:
    11, 12: broken down, 2 Cor. 5:1: deso-
    lated, Isa. 14:31; Nah. 2:6.
  390. DISSOLVING, removing obscurity by
    explanation, Dan. 5:12.
  391. DISTAFF, the staff from which the
    flax, wool, or silk, is drawn in spinning,
    Prov. 31:19.
  392. DISTANT, removed in place, or sepa-
    rated, Exod. 36:22.
  393. DISTIL, to fall by drops, Deut. 32:2.
  394. DISTINCTION, difference, 1 Cor. 14:7.
  395. DISTINCTLY, clearly, audibly, or in-
    telligently, Neh. 8:8.
  396. DISTRACTED, agitated with contrary
    apprehensions, Psal. 88:15.
  397. DISTRACTION, perplexity of mind, 1
    Cor. 7:35.
  398. DISTRESS, calamity or sorrow, 1 Sam.
    22:2; 2 Chron. 28:22: necessity or
    inconvenience, 1 Cor. 7:26; 2 Cor. 6:4.
  399. DISTRESS, to use hostility against,
    Deut. 2:9, 19: to harass or afflict, Isa.
    29:2; Jer. 10:18.
  400. DISTRIBUTE, to give parts, Josh.
    13:32: to give in liberality and charity,
    Neh. 13:13; 1 Tim. 6:18.
  401. DISTRIBUTED, did distribute or give,
    Josh. 14:1; John 6:11.
  402. DISTRIBUTING, dispensing or giving,
    Rom. 12:13.
  403. DISTRIBUTION, the act of distributing,
    as relief to those in want, Acts 4:35;
    2 Cor. 9:13.
  404. DITCH, a trench or canal for water,
    in defence round a house or town, Matt.
    15:14; 2 Kings 3:16: a snare, Psal. 7:
    15: a wicked woman, Prov. 23:27.
  405. DIVERS, different, Deut. 25:13:
    various, Judg. 5:30: several, Acts 19:
    9: many, Jam. 1:2.
  406. DIVERSE, different, unlike, Esth. 3:8;
    Dan. 7:7-19.
  407. DIVERSITIES, varieties, appropriate
    kinds, 1 Cor. 12:4, 6, 28.
  408. DIVIDE, to separate, Gen. 1:4, 14;
    Matt. 25:32: to apportion, as land,
    Num. 33:54, or goods, Isa. 9:3.
  409. DIVIDED, did separate, Gen. 1:4: did
    give in parts, Mark 5:41.
  410. DIVIDED, separated, Ezek. 36:22:
    apportioned, Zech. 14:1: occupied or
    possessed, Gen. 10:5.
  411. DIVIDER, a distributor, Luke 12:14.
  412. DIVIDING, separating, Heb. 4:12:
    allotting, Josh. 19:49-51: distributing,
    1 Cor. 12:11: applying, 2 Tim. 2:15.
  413. DIVINATION, conjecture or surmise
    concerning future events, delivered in
    an oracular form by its professors.   This
    wicked pretence has been formed into
    various systems, in different nations,
    whose superstitious dread has originated
    witchcraft, magic, soothsaying, and ne-
    cromancy
    , in numerous forms; and these
    have been practised and sanctioned by
    the heathen rulers, and generally as
    the means of supporting their authority
    among the people: but their pernicious
    arts were severely denounced by Moses,
    and those who practised them were to
    be stoned, as the most dangerous enemies
    to the people, and most atrocious in their
    guilt before God, Deut. 18:9-14; Num.
    22:7; Jer. 14:14; Ezek. 21:21.
    Divination has passed for science; as,
    1. Aeromancy, or divining by the air;
    2. Astrology, by the stars; 3. Augury,
    by the flight of birds; 4. Cheiromancy,
    by the lines of the hand; 5. Geomancy,
    by the various surface of the earth;
    6. Haruspicy, by the bowels of animals
    killed for inspection; 7. Horoscopy, by
    the position of the planets at the hour
    of one's birth; 8. Hydromancy, by water;
    9. Physiognomy, by the features and
    countenance; 10. Pyromancy, by fire.

    See SPIRIT OF DIVINATION.
  414. DIVINE, to practise divination, Gen.
    44:15; 1 Sam. 28:8; Mic. 3:6-11.
  415. DIVINE, of God, 2 Pet. 1:4: relating
    to God
    , Heb. 9:1: wise or authorita-
    tive, as of God, Prov. 16:10.
  416. DIVINERS, pretenders to divine wis-
    dom as to future events, by their profes-
    sion of divination, Deut. 18:14; Jer.
    27:9; Zech. 10:2.
  417. DIVINING, practising the imposition of
    divination, Ezek. 22:28.
  418. DIVISION, separation or distinction,
    Exod. 8:23: appointment to station
    or office, 1 Chron. 24:1; Ezra 6:18:
    difference or dissension, John 7:45;
    1 Cor. 1:10; 3:3.
  419. DIVORCE, separation, as of husband
    and wife, Jer. 3:8.
  420. DIVORCED, separated, as a wife from
    her husband, Lev. 21:14; Matt. 5:32.
  421. DIVORCEMENT, repudiation, the dis-
    mission of a wife in violation of the law
    of
    marriage, Deut. 24:1.   This per-
    mission by Moses was atrociously abused
    by the Jews, especially after the capti-
    vity in Babylon, and in the time of
    Christ: for rabbi Shammai, who flou-
    rished under Herod the Great, and his
    followers, taught, that a man could not
    put away his wife but for actually vio-
    lating conjugal fidelity, or some disco-
    vered bodily defect; but rabbi Hillel
    departed from the opinion of his master,
    and taught that a man might divorce his
    wife if she over-roasted, or over-salted,
    his food; and some maintained it lawful
    if he found a more beautiful woman.
    These dogmas of Hillel and Akiba were
    generally regarded by the Pharisees,
    and hence the wise and holy decisions
    of our Saviour
    , Matt. 5:31, 32; 19:3-9;
    Mark 10:2-12.   Josephus the Jewish his-
    torian was a priest, and born about three
    years after our Saviour's crucifixion:
    his conduct, as stated by himself, will
    therefore best illustrate the prevailing
    wicked custom of the Jews.   He says,
    "I divorced my wife, as not pleased with
    her behaviour, though not till she had
    been the mother of three children; two
    of whom are dead, and one, whom I
    named Hyrcanus, is alive.   After this I
    married a wife who had lived at Crete, a
    Jew by birth: a woman she was of emi-
    nent parents, and such as were the most
    illustrious in all the country."

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