Honour (Meaning of)

HONOUR


In “The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible”, the word “honour” has 15 references of meaning.  In 10 of these the word “glory” is used to describe “honour”.  In 8 of these “HONOUR” and “GLORY” are given exactly the same meanings:

 

Rarely;  weight (figuratively in a good sense);  magnificence as ornament (attached jewel/finery, literally or figuratively) or splendid appearance;  abundance;  gloriously, honourable;  grandeur (impressive form and appearance), beauty, comeliness, excellency, goodly, majesty;  bravery, fair, majesty;  to shine brightly - to adorn/decorate;  to boast/praise;  to explain/make clear oneself;  beautify;  dignity, honour, praise, worship.

 

Meanings specifically ascribed to HONOUR:

To swell up, favour, be high, glorious, edify, exhort;

To prize by revering and valuing as rare;  value as concrete wealth;  costliness, dignity, precious;  price;  glorify;  esteem of the highest degree.

 

“Honour” and “Glory” are qualities and manifestations of God’s Divine Nature and Life.  With these He has crowned us or marked us, and purposed us individually as His children made in His Image and Likeness, to honour, glorify and magnify Him.

 

Ps 8:4-6  “What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?

Yet You have made him but a little lower than God [or heavenly beings], and You have crowned him with glory and honour.

You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet”

Eph 1:22-23  “And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church],

Which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all [for in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who fills everything everywhere with Himself].

Heb 2:5  “For it was not to angels that God subjected the habitable world of the future, of which we are speaking.” Vs 9  “But we are able to see Jesus, Who was ranked lower than the angels for a little while, crowned with glory and honour because of His having suffered death, in order that by the grace (unmerited favour) of God [to us sinners] He might experience death for every individual person.”

Rev 19:7  “Let us rejoice and shout for joy [exulting and triumphant]!  Let us celebrate and ascribe to Him glory and honour for the marriage of the Lamb [at last] has come, and His bride has prepared herself.” (The Amplified Bible)

 


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