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Session 12: Section 1

Terminology (Part 4)

In this final terminology section, we want to look at one or two more words that are sometimes misunderstood. They are mainly words used in the Authorised Version. If you use a modern translation you may not come across some of them.

Precept - commandment, an order or charge.

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Read Psalm 119 v 4, 15,
Mark 10 v 5

Statute - A commandment, law or ordinance.

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Read Exodus 15 v 25, 26
Deuteronomy 4 v 1, 5, 6, 8

Sabbath - The word means "rest"; it refers to the seventh day of the Jewish week which was set apart for rest and worship.

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Read Exodus 20 v 11
Leviticus 23 v 3
Jeremiah 17 v 21 and 22

Tongue - In addition to the physical tongue, this word is also used to mean "language".

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Read Genesis 10 v 5, 20, 31
Luke 1 v 64, Acts 2 v 11

Saint - A person set apart. Usually referring to those who obey God as opposed to those who donít.

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Read Psalm 37 v 28
Acts 9 v 41
Romans 15 v 26

Satan - A Chaldean word carried across to Hebrew and Greek; literally an opponent, adversary, hater or accuser. The same original word is translated "adversary" or transliterated "satan" in different Bible passages.

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Read 1 Kings 5 v 4,
11 v 14 & 23,
Matthew 16 v 23

Devil Ė The Greek words daimon and daimonion are translated "devil" in the King James Version of the New Testament. These words are translated "demon" in most modern translations. This is the word used to describe the state of people who have what we would now recognise as mental illness or neurological diseases such as epilepsy.

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Read Luke 9 v 42 and
Mark 5 v 15

The other word translated "devil" in most translations of the New Testament is the Greek word diabolos, which means "prone to slander, slanderous or accusing falsely". It is often used of people and is sometimes translated "slanderer" or "false accuser".

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Read John 6 v 70,
2 Timothy 3 v 3,
Titus 2 v 3

In many passages in the Bible the word diabolos is used to symbolise all that is opposed to God.

Lucifer - A title given to the King of Babylon in the prophecy of Isaiah.

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Read Isaiah 14 v 4 to 12

Gentile - Originally a term meaning "nations". In a wider sense it is a term used to mean any non-Jewish person.

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Read Romans 2 v 10

Angel - A messenger, or one sent from God.

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Read Luke 1 v 26

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