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Image (126 Occurrences)

Matthew 22:20 He asked them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Mark 12:16 They brought it. He said to them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" They said to him, "Caesar's." (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Luke 20:24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?" They answered, "Caesar's." (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Acts 7:41 And they made the image of a young ox in those days, and made an offering to it, and had joy in the work of their hands. (BBE)

Acts 14:13 And the priest of the image of Jupiter, which was before the town, took oxen and flowers to the doors of the town, and was about to make an offering with the people. (BBE)

Acts 17:29 Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, engraved by art and design of man. (See NAS NIV)

Acts 19:35 When the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he said, "You men of Ephesus, what man is there who doesn't know that the city of the Ephesians is temple keeper of the great goddess Artemis, and of the image which fell down from Zeus? (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Romans 1:23 and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 8:3 For what the law was not able to do because it was feeble through the flesh, God, sending his Son in the image of the evil flesh, and as an offering for sin, gave his decision against sin in the flesh: (BBE)

Romans 8:29 For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Romans 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. (KJV)

1 Corinthians 8:4 So, then, as to the question of taking food offered to images, we are certain that an image is nothing in the world, and that there is no God but one. (Root in BBE)

1 Corinthians 8:7 Still, all men have not that knowledge: but some, being used till now to the image, are conscious that they are taking food which has been offered to the image; and because they are not strong in the faith, their minds are troubled. (BBE)

1 Corinthians 8:10 For if a man sees you, who have knowledge, taking food as a guest in the house of an image, will it not give him, if he is feeble, the idea that he may take food offered to images? (BBE)

1 Corinthians 10:19 Do I say, then, that what is offered to images is anything, or that the image is anything? (Root in BBE)

1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God, but the woman is the glory of the man. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:49 As we have borne the image of those made of dust, let's also bear the image of the heavenly. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord, the Spirit. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

2 Corinthians 4:4 in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Galatians 4:25 Now this Hagar is the mountain Sinai in Arabia, and is the image of the Jerusalem which now is: which is a servant with her children. (BBE)

Philippians 3:21 By whom this poor body of ours will be changed into the image of the body of his glory, in the measure of the working by which he is able to put all things under himself. (BBE)

Colossians 1:15 who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Colossians 2:17 For these are an image of the things which are to come; but the body is Christ's. (BBE)

Colossians 3:10 and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge after the image of his Creator, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Hebrews 1:3 His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS)

Hebrews 8:5 Being servants of that which is a copy and an image of the things in heaven, as Moses, when he was about to make the Tent, had special orders from God: for, See, he said, that you make everything like the design which you saw in the mountain. (BBE)

Hebrews 9:9 And this is an image of the present time; when the offerings which are given are not able to make the heart of the worshipper completely clean, (BBE DBY)

Hebrews 10:1 For the law, having a shadow of the good to come, not the very image of the things, can never with the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, make perfect those who draw near. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

James 3:9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God. (WEB BBE)

1 Peter 3:21 And baptism, of which this is an image, now gives you salvation, not by washing clean the flesh, but by making you free from the sense of sin before God, through the coming again of Jesus Christ from the dead; (BBE)

Revelation 13:14 He deceives my own people who dwell on the earth because of the signs he was granted to do in front of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast who had the sword wound and lived. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 13:15 It was given to him to give breath to it, to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause as many as wouldn't worship the image of the beast to be killed. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 14:9 Another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a great voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead, or on his hand, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 14:11 The smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever. They have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 15:2 I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who overcame the beast, his image, and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 16:2 The first went, and poured out his bowl into the earth, and it became a harmful and evil sore on the people who had the mark of the beast, and who worshiped his image. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 19:20 The beast was taken, and with him the false prophet who worked the signs in his sight, with which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 20:4 I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as didn't worship the beast nor his image, and didn't receive the mark on their forehead and on their hand. They lived, and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 1:26 God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 1:27 God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God made man, he made him in the image of God; (BBE)

Genesis 5:3 Adam lived one hundred thirty years, and became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 9:6 Whoever sheds man's blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in his own image. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 20:4 "You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Exodus 32:4 And he took the gold from them and, hammering it with an instrument, he made it into the metal image of a young ox: and they said, This is your god, O Israel, who took you out of the land of Egypt. (BBE)

Exodus 32:19 And when he came near the tents he saw the image of the ox, and the people dancing; and in his wrath Moses let the stones go from his hands, and they were broken at the foot of the mountain. (BBE)

Exodus 32:24 Then I said to them, Whoever has any gold, let him take it off; so they gave it to me, and I put it in the fire, and this image of an ox came out. (BBE)

Leviticus 26:1 "'You shall make for yourselves no idols, neither shall you raise up an engraved image or a pillar, neither shall you place any figured stone in your land, to bow down to it: for I am Yahweh your God. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 21:8 And the Lord said to Moses, Make an image of a snake and put it on a rod, and anyone who has been wounded by the snakes, looking on it will be made well. (BBE)

Deuteronomy 4:16 Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make yourself an engraved image in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 4:23 Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of Yahweh your God, which he made with you, and make you an engraved image in the form of anything which Yahweh your God has forbidden you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 4:25 When you shall father children, and children's children, and you shall have been long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make an engraved image in the form of anything, and shall do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh your God, to provoke him to anger; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Deuteronomy 5:8 "You shall not make an engraved image for yourself, nor any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Deuteronomy 9:12 Yahweh said to me, "Arise, get down quickly from hence; for your people whom you have brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they have quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 9:16 And I saw that you had done evil against the Lord, and had made for yourselves a metal image of a young ox: you had quickly been turned from the way in which the Lord had given you orders to go. (BBE)

Deuteronomy 9:21 And I took your sin, the image which you had made, and put it in the fire and had it hammered and crushed very small till it was only dust: and the dust I put in the stream flowing down from the mountain. (BBE)

Deuteronomy 16:22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God hateth. (KJV WBS YLT)

Deuteronomy 27:15 'Cursed is the man who makes an engraved or molten image, an abomination to Yahweh, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.' All the people shall answer and say,'Amen.' (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 17:2 And he said to his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver which were taken from you, about which you took an oath and said in my hearing, I have given this silver to the Lord from my hand for myself, to make a pictured image and a metal image: see, I have the silver, for I took it: so now I will give it back to you. And his mother said, May the blessing of the Lord be on my son. (BBE)

Judges 17:3 He restored the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother; and his mother said, "I most certainly dedicate the silver to Yahweh from my hand for my son, to make an engraved image and a molten image. Now therefore I will restore it to you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 17:4 When he restored the money to his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made of it an engraved image and a molten image: and it was in the house of Micah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 18:14 Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish answered, and said to their brothers, "Do you know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and an engraved image, and a molten image? Now therefore consider what you have to do." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 18:17 The five men who went to spy out the land went up, and came in there, and took the engraved image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men girt with weapons of war. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 18:18 When these went into Micah's house, and fetched the engraved image, the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image, the priest said to them, "What are you doing?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 18:20 The priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the engraved image, and went in the midst of the people. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 18:30 The children of Dan set up for themselves the engraved image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of the Danites until the day of the captivity of the land. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Judges 18:31 So they set them up Micah's engraved image which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Samuel 19:13 And Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth. (KJV BBE DBY WBS RSV)

1 Samuel 19:16 And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster. (KJV BBE DBY WBS RSV)

1 Kings 15:13 Also Maacah his mother he removed from being queen, because she had made an abominable image for an Asherah; and Asa cut down her image, and burnt it at the brook Kidron. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV)

1 Kings 16:33 And Ahab made an image of Asherah and did more than all the kings of Israel before him to make the Lord, the God of Israel, angry. (BBE)

2 Kings 3:2 And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD; but not like his father, and like his mother: for he put away the image of Baal that his father had made. (KJV WBS)

2 Kings 10:26 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal, and burned them. (Root in KJV BBE WBS)

2 Kings 10:27 And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day. (KJV WBS)

2 Kings 13:6 But still they did not give up the sin of Jeroboam, which he made Israel do, but went on with it; and there was an image of Asherah in Samaria.) (BBE)

2 Kings 17:16 They forsook all the commandments of Yahweh their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made an Asherah, and worshiped all the army of the sky, and served Baal. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Kings 21:7 He set the engraved image of Asherah, that he had made, in the house of which Yahweh said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name forever; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Chronicles 3:10 In the most holy house he made two cherubim of image work; and they overlaid them with gold. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

2 Chronicles 15:16 Also Maacah, the mother of Asa the king, he removed from being queen, because she had made an abominable image for an Asherah; and Asa cut down her image, and made dust of it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV)

2 Chronicles 33:7 He set the engraved image of the idol, which he had made, in the house of God, of which God said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name forever: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 33:15 He took away the strange gods and the image out of the house of the Lord, and all the altars he had put up on the hill of the Lord's house and in Jerusalem, and put them out of the town. (BBE NIV)

Nehemiah 9:18 Yes, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is your God who brought you up out of Egypt, and had committed awful blasphemies; (See NIV)

Job 4:16 It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying, (KJV WBS)

Psalms 39:6 Truly, every man goes on his way like an image; he is troubled for no purpose: he makes a great store of wealth, and has no knowledge of who will get it. (BBE YLT)

Psalms 73:20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. (KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Psalms 97:7 Let all them be shamed who serve engraved images, who boast in their idols. Worship him, all you gods! (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 106:19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshiped a molten image. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 106:20 Thus they exchanged their glory for an image of a bull that eats grass. (WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 30:22 You shall defile the overlaying of your engraved images of silver, and the plating of your molten images of gold. You shall cast them away as an unclean thing. You shall tell it, "Go away!" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 40:18 Whom then is God like, in your opinion? or what will you put forward as a comparison with him? (See NIV)

Isaiah 40:19 A workman has cast an image, and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts silver chains for it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Isaiah 40:20 He who is too impoverished for such an offering chooses a tree that will not rot. He seeks a skillful workman to set up an engraved image for him that will not be moved. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Isaiah 42:17 "Those who trust in engraved images, who tell molten images,'You are our gods' will be turned back. They will be utterly disappointed. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 44:9 Everyone who makes an engraved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses don't see, nor know, that they may be disappointed. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Isaiah 44:10 Who has fashioned a god, or molds an image that is profitable for nothing? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Isaiah 44:15 Then it will be for a man to burn; and he takes some of it, and warms himself. Yes, he burns it, and bakes bread. Yes, he makes a god, and worships it; he makes it an engraved image, and falls down to it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Isaiah 44:17 The rest of it he makes into a god, even his engraved image. He bows down to it and worships, and prays to it, and says, "Deliver me; for you are my god!" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Isaiah 45:20 "Assemble yourselves and come. Draw near together, you who have escaped from the nations. Those have no knowledge who carry the wood of their engraved image, and pray to a god that can't save. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Isaiah 48:5 therefore I have declared it to you from of old; before it came to pass I showed it to you; lest you should say,'My idol has done them, and my engraved image, and my molten image, has commanded them.' (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 66:3 He who puts an ox to death puts a man to death; he who makes an offering of a lamb puts a dog to death; he who makes a meal offering makes an offering of pig's blood; he who makes an offering of perfumes for a sign gives worship to an image: as they have gone after their desires, and their soul takes pleasure in their disgusting things; (BBE)


Image (126 Occurrences)
... directly by the eye, or with an eyeglass, as in the telescope and microscope; the
likeness of an object formed by reflection; as, to see one's image in a mirror ...
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Image's (1 Occurrence)
...Image's (1 Occurrence). Daniel 2:32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast
and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, (KJV DBY). ...
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Image-worship (1 Occurrence)
Image-worship. << Image's, Image-worship. Imagination >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Image-worship (1 Occurrence). 1 Peter ...
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Pictured (26 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 26:1 Do not make images of false gods, or put up an image cut in stone
or a pillar or any pictured stone in your land, to give worship to it; for I ...
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Teraphim (14 Occurrences)
... that the "ephod" here mentioned, and also in Judges 8:24-27, was not the part of
the sacerdotal dress so called (Exodus 28:6-14), but an image of Jehovah ...
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Carved (36 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 26:1 Ye shall make yourselves no idols, neither rear you up for yourselves
carved image, or statue, nor shall ye set up a figured stone in your land ...
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Statue (15 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The likeness of a living being sculptured or modeled in some solid substance,
as marble, bronze, or wax; an image; as, a statue of Hercules, or of a ...
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Refiner (10 Occurrences)
... he giveth back the money to his mother, and his mother taketh two hundred silverlings,
and giveth them to a refiner, and he maketh them a graven image, and a ...
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Molten (41 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) Made by melting and casting the substance or metal of which the thing is
formed; as, a molten image. Int. ... MOLTEN, IMAGE. mol'-t'-n. See IMAGES. ...
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Founder (5 Occurrences)
... 4 When he restored the money to his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of
silver, and gave them to the founder, who made of it an engraved image and a ...
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1504. eikon -- an image, ie lit. statue, fig. representation
... << 1503, 1504. eikon. 1505 >>. an image, ie lit. statue, fig. representation. ... 21).
Word Origin from eiko Definition an image, ie lit. statue, fig. ...
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1495. eidololatria -- image worship
... image worship. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: eidololatria Phonetic
Spelling: (i-do-lol-at-ri'-ah) Short Definition: worship or service of an ...
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1496. eidololatres -- an image worshiper
... an image worshiper. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: eidololatres
Phonetic Spelling: (i-do-lol-at'-race) Short Definition: a worshipper of an ...
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3447. moschopoieo -- to make a calf (as an image)
... to make a calf (as an image). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: moschopoieo
Phonetic Spelling: (mos-khop-oy-eh'-o) Short Definition: I make a model of a ...
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1497. eidolon -- an image (ie for worship), by impl. a false god
... << 1496, 1497. eidolon. 1498 >>. an image (ie for worship), by impl. ... Word Origin
from eidos Definition an image (ie for worship), by impl. ...
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1494. eidolothutos -- sacrificed to idols
... idols. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: eidolothutos Phonetic Spelling:
(i-do-loth'-oo-ton) Short Definition: sacrificed to an image Definition: (of ...
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1493. eidoleion -- an idol's temple
... an idol's temple. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: eidoleion Phonetic
Spelling: (i-do-li'-on) Short Definition: a temple for an image Definition: a ...
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5481. charakter -- a tool for engraving
... Finally it stood for a stamp or impress used on a coin or seal (see , 368). In
each case, the stamp conveyed the reality behind the image.]. ...
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644. aposkiasma -- a shadow
... a shadow. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: aposkiasma Phonetic Spelling:
(ap-os-kee'-as-mah) Short Definition: a shadow, a faint image or copy ...
/greek/644.htm - 7k

5364. philanthropos -- humanely, kindly
... describing the kindness shown by (literally) "a (5384 ) of (444 )." That is, treating
others with courteous respect because each is created in the divine image ...
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Smith's Bible Dictionary


ATS Bible Dictionary

An exact and complete copy or counterpart of any thing. Christ is called "the image of God," 2 1 Corinthians 4:4 Colossians 1:15 Hebrews 1:3, as being the same in nature and attributes. The image of God in which man was created, Genesis 1:27 was in his spiritual, intellectual, and moral nature, in righteousness and true holiness. The posterity of Adam were born in his fallen, sinful likeness, Genesis 5:3; and as we have borne the image of sinful Adam, so we should be molded into the moral image of the heavenly man Christ, 1 1 Corinthians 15:47-49 2 1 Corinthians 3:18.

"An image," Job 4:16, was that which seemed to the dreamer a reality. The word sometimes appears to include, with the image, the idea of the real object, Psalm 73:20 Hebrews 10:1. It is usually applied in the Bible to representations of false gods, painted, graven, etc., Daniel 3:1-30. All use of images in religious worship was clearly and peremptorily prohibited, Exodus 20:4,5 De 16:22 Acts 17:16 Romans 1:23. Their introduction into Christian churches, near the close of the fourth century, was at first strenuously resisted. Now, however, they are universally used by Papists: by most in a gross breach of the second commandment, and by the best in opposition to both the letter and the spirit of the Bible, Exodus 20:4,5 32:4,5 De 4:15 Isaiah 40:18-31 John 4:23,24 Revelation 22:8,9.

The "chambers of imagery," in Ezekiel 8:7-12, had their walls covered with idolatrous paintings, such as are found on the still more ancient stone walls of Egyptian temples, and such as modern researches have disclosed in Assyrian ruins. See NINEVEH.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

In Genesis 1:26, 27, the truth is declared that God created man in His own "image" (tselem), after His "likeness" (demuth). The two ideas denote the same thing-resemblance to God. The like conception of man, tacit or avowed, underlies all revelation. It is given in Genesis 9:6 as the ground of the prohibition of the shedding of man's blood; is echoed in Psalm 8; is reiterated frequently in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 11:7 Ephesians 4:24 Colossians 3:10 Isaiah 3:9). The nature of this image of God in man is discussed in other articles-see especially ANTHROPOLOGY. It lies in the nature of the case that the "image" does not consist in bodily form; it can only reside in spiritual qualities, in man's mental and moral attributes as a self-conscious, rational, personal agent, capable of self-determination and obedience to moral law. This gives man his position of lordship in creation, and invests his being with the sanctity of personality. The image of God, defaced, but not entirely lost through sin, is restored in yet more perfect form in the redemption of Christ. See the full discussion in the writer's work, God's Image in Man and Its Defacement; see also Dr. J. Laidlaw, The Bible Doctrine of Man.

James Orr


im'-aj (tselem; eikon): Its usage falls under 3 main heads.

(1) "Image" as object of idolatrous worship (translations about a dozen words, including maccekhah, "molten image" (Deuteronomy 9:12, etc.); matstsebhah, in the King James Version translated "image" or "pillar," in the Revised Version (British and American) always "pillar" (Exodus 23:24, etc.); pecel, "graven image" (Exodus 20:4, etc.); tselem, "image" (2 Kings 11:18, etc.); eikon, "image" (e.g. Revelation 14:9));

(2) of man as made in the image of God; (3) of Christ as the image of God. Here we are concerned with the last two usages. For "image" in connection with idolatrous practices, see IDOLATRY; IMAGES; PILLAR; TERAPHIM, etc.

I. Man as Made in the Divine Image.

1. In the Old Testament:

To define man's fundamental relation to God, the priestly writer in Genesis uses two words: "image" (tselem) and "likeness" (demuth); once employing both together (Genesis 1:26; compare Genesis 5:3), but elsewhere one without the other, "image" only in Genesis 1:27; Genesis 9:6, and "likeness" only in 5:1. The priestly writer alone in the Old Testament uses this expression to describe the nature of man, though the general meaning of the passage Genesis 1:26 is echoed in Psalm 8:5-8, and the term itself reappears in Apocrypha (Sirach 17:3; The Wisdom of Solomon 2:23) and in the New Testament (see below).

The idea is important in relation to the Biblical doctrine of man, and has figured prominently in theological discussion. The following are some of the questions that arise:

(1) Is there any distinction to be understood between "image" and "likeness"? Most of the Fathers, and some later theologians, attempt to distinguish between them.

(a) Some have referred "image" to man's bodily form, and "likeness" to his spiritual nature (Justin Martyr, Irenaeus).

(b) Others, especially the Alexandrian Fathers, understood by the "image" the mental and moral endowments native to man, and by the "likeness" the Divine perfections which man can only gradually acquire by free development and moral conflict (Clement of Alexandria and Origen), or which is conferred on man as a gift of grace.

(c) This became the basis of the later Roman Catholic distinction between the natural gifts of rationality and freedom (= the image), and the supernatural endowments of grace which God bestowed on man after He had created him (the likeness = donum superadditum). The former remained after the Fall, though in an enfeebled state; the latter was lost through sin, but restored by Christ. The early Protestants rejected this distinction, maintaining that supernatural righteousness was part of the true nature and idea of man, i.e. was included in the "image," and not merely externally superadded. Whatever truth these distinctions may or may not contain theologically, they cannot be exegetically inferred from Genesis 1:26, where (as is now generally admitted) no real difference is intended.

We have here simply a "duplication of synonyms" (Driver) for the sake of emphasis. The two terms are elsewhere used interchangeably.

(2) What, then, is to be understood by the Divine image? Various answers have been given.

(a) Some of the Fathers (influenced by Philo) supposed that the "image" here = the Logos (called "the image of the invisible God" in Colossians 1:15), on the pattern of whom man was created. But to read the Logos doctrine into the creation narrative is to ignore the historic order of doctrinal development. (b) That it connotes physical resemblance to God (see (1), (a) above; so in the main Skinner, ICC, in the place cited.). It may be admitted that there is a secondary reference to the Divine dignity of the human body; but this does not touch the essence of the matter, inasmuch as God is not represented as having physical form.

(c) That it consists of dominion over the creatures (Socinian view; so also Gregory of Nyssa, Chrysostom, etc.). This would involve an unwarranted narrowing of the idea. It is true that such "dominion" is closely associated with the image in Genesis 1:26 (compare Psalm 8:6-8). But the "image of God" must denote primarily man's relation to his Creator, rather than his relation to the creation. Man's lordship over Nature is not identical with the image, but is an effect of it.

(d) It is best to take the term as referring to the whole dignity of man, in virtue of his fundamental affinity to God. It implies the possession by man of a free, self-conscious, rational and moral personality, like unto that of God-a nature capable of distinguishing right and wrong, of choosing the right and rejecting the wrong, and of ascending to the heights of spiritual attainment and communion with God. This involves a separation of man from the beast, and his supremacy as the culmination of the creative process.

(3) Does the term imply man's original perfection, lost through sin? The old Protestant divines maintained that the first man, before the Fall, possessed original righteousness, not only in germ but in developed form, and that this Divine image was destroyed by the Fall. Exegetically considered, this is certainly not taught by the priestly writer, who makes no mention of the Fall, assumes that the image was transmitted from father to son (compare Genesis 5:1 with 5:3), and naively speaks of post-diluvian men as created in the image of God (Genesis 9:6; compare 1 Corinthians 11:7 James 3:9). Theologically considered, the idea of the perfect holiness of primitive man is based on an abstract conception of God's work in creation, which precludes the idea of development, ignores the progressive method of the Divine government and the essential place of effort and growth in human character. It is more in harmony with modern conceptions

(a) to regard man as originally endowed with the power of right choice, rather than with a complete character given from the first; and

(b) to think of the Divine image (though seriously defaced) as continuing even in the sinful state, as man's inalienable capacity for goodness and his true destination. If the Divine image in man is a self-conscious, rational and ethical personality, it cannot be a merely accidental or transitory attribute, but is an essential constituent of his being.

2. In the New Testament:

Two features may be distinguished in the New Testament doctrine of the Divine image in man:

(1) man's first creation in Adam,

(2) his second or new creation in Christ.

As to (1), the doctrine of the Old Testament is assumed in the New Testament. Paul makes a special application of it to the question of the relation of husband and wife, which is a relation of subordination on the part of the wife, based on the fact that man alone was created immediately after the Divine image (1 Corinthians 11:7). Thus Paul, for the special purpose of his argument, confines the meaning of the image to man's lordly authority, though to infer that he regards this as exhausting its significance would be quite unwarranted. Man's affinity to God is implied, though the term "image" is not used, in Paul's sermon to the Athenians (Acts 17:28, man the "offspring" of God). See also James 3:9 (it is wrong to curse men, for they are "made after the likeness of God").

(2) More characteristic of the New Testament is the doctrine of the new creation.

(a) The redeemed man is said to be in the image of God (the Father). He is "renewed unto knowledge after the image of him that created him" (Colossians 3:10), i.e. of God the Creator, not here of Christ or the Logos (as some) (compare Ephesians 4:24, "after God"). Though there is here an evident reference to Genesis 1:26, this does not imply that the new creation in Christ is identical with the original creation, but only that the two are analogous. To Paul, the spiritual man in Christ is on a higher level than the natural ("psychical") man as found in Adam (compare especially 1 Corinthians 15:44-49), in whom the Divine image consisted (as we have seen) in potential goodness, rather than in full perfection. Redemption is infinitely more than the restoration of man's primitive state.

(b) The Christian is further said to be gradually transformed into the image of the Son of God. This progressive metamorphosis involves not only moral and spiritual likeness to Christ, but also ultimately the Christian's future glory, including the glorified body, the "passing through a gradual assimilation of mind and character to an ultimate assimilation of His doxa, the absorption of the splendor of His presence" (Sanday and Headlam, Romans, 218; see Romans 8:29 1 Corinthians 15:49; 2 Corinthians 3:18; and compare Philippians 3:21 1 John 3:2).

II. Christ the Image of God.

In 3 important passages in English Versions of the Bible, the term "image" defines the relation of Christ to God the Father; twice in Paul: "the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God" (2 Corinthians 4:4); "who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation" (Colossians 1:15); and once in He: "who being the effulgence of his glory, and the very image of his substance" (Colossians 1:3). These statements, taken in their contexts, register the highest reach of the Christology of the Epistles.

1. The Terms:

In the two Pauline passages, the word used is eikon, which was generally the Septuagint rendering of tselem (Vulgate: imago); it is derived from eiko, eoika, "to be like," "resemble," and means that which resembles an object and represents it, as a copy represents the original. In Hebrews 1:3 the word used is charakter, which is found here only in the New Testament, and is translated in Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) figura, the King James Version "express image," the Revised Version (British and American) "very image," the Revised Version, margin "impress." It is derived from charasso, "to engrave," and has passed through the following meanings:

(1) an engraving instrument (active sense);

(2) the engraved stamp or mark on the instrument (passive sense);

(3) the impress made by the instrument on wax or other object;

(4) hence, generally, the exact image or expression of any person or thing as corresponding to the original, the distinguishing feature, or traits by which a person or thing is known (hence, English words "character," "characteristic"). The word conveys practically the same meaning as eikon; but Westcott distinguishes them by saying that the latter "gives a complete representation, under conditions of earth, of that which it figures," while charakter "conveys representative traits only" (Westcott on Hebrews 1:3).

2. Meaning as Applied to Christ:

The idea here expressed is closely akin to that of the Logos doctrine in John (1:1-18). Like the Logos, the Image in Paul and in He is the Son of God, and is the agent of creation as well as the medium of revelation. "What a word (logos) is to the ear, namely a revelation of what is within, an image is to the eye; and thus in the expression there is only a translation, as it were, of the same fact from one sense to another" (Dorner, System of Ch. D., English translation, III, 178). As Image, Christ is the visible representation and manifestation of the invisible God, the objective expression of the Divine nature, the face of God turned as it were toward the world, the exact likeness of the Father in all things except being the Father. Thus we receive "the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" (2 Corinthians 4:6). He is the facsimile of God.

3. To What State Does It Refer?:

Is Christ described as the Image of God in His preincarnate, His incarnate, or else His exalted state? It is best to say that different passages refer to different states, but that if we take the whole trend of New Testament teaching, Christ is seen to be essentially, and in every state, the Image of God.

(a) In Hebrews 1:3 the reference seems to be to the eternal, preincarnate Son, who is inherently and essentially the expression of the Divine substance. So Paul declares that He subsisted originally in the form of God (en morphe theou huparchon, Philippians 2:6).

(b) In John 1:18; John 12:45; John 14:9, though the term image is not used, we have the idea of the historical Jesus as a perfect revelation of the character and glory of God.

(c) In the two Pauline passages (2 Corinthians 4:4 Colossians 1:15), the reference is probably to the glorified, exalted Christ; not to His pre-existent Divine nature, nor to His temporal manifestation, but to His "whole Person, in the divine-human state of His present heavenly existence" (Meyer). These passages in their cumulative impressions convey the idea that the Image is an inalienable property of His personality, not to be limited to any stage of His existence.

4. Theological Implications:

Does this involve identity of essence of Father and Son, as in the Homoousion formula of the Nicene Creed? Not necessarily, for man also bears the image of God, even in his sinful state (see I above), a fact which the Arians sought to turn to their advantage. Yet in the light of the context, we must affirm of Christ an absolutely unique kinship with God. In the Col passage, not only are vast cosmic and redemptive functions assigned to Him, but there is said to dwell in Him "all the fullness of the Godhead bodily" (1:19; 2:9). In He not only is the Son the final revelation of God to men, the upholder of the universe, and the very image of the Divine nature, but also the effulgence (apaugasma) of God's glory, and therefore of one nature with Him as the ray is of one essence with the sun (1:1-3). The superiority of the Son is thus not merely one of function but of nature. On the other hand, the figure of the "image" certainly guards against any Sabellian identification of Father and Son, as if they were but modes of the one Person; for we cannot identify the pattern with its copy, nor speak of anyone as an image of himself. And, finally, we must not overlook the affinity of the Logos with man; both are the image of God, though the former in a unique sense. The Logos is at once the prototype of humanity within the Godhead, and the immanent Divine principle within humanity.

5. Relation to Pre-Christian Thought:

Both in Paul and in He we have an echo of the Jewish doctrine of Wisdom, and of Philo's doctrine of the Logos. In the Alexandrine Book of Wisdom, written probably under Stoic influence, Divine Wisdom is pictorially represented as "an effulgence (apaugasma) from everlasting light, and an unspotted mirror of the working of God, and an image (eikon) of His goodness" (7 26). Philo repeatedly calls the Logos or Divine world-principle the image (eikon, charakter) of God, and also describes it as an effulgence of God. But this use of current Alexandrian terminology and the superficial resemblance of ideas are no proof of conscious borrowing on the part of the apostles. There is this fundamental distinction, that Philo's Logos is not a self-conscious personality, still less a historical individual, but an allegorical hypostatizing of an abstract idea; whereas in Paul and He, as in John, the Divine archetype is actually realized in a historical person, Jesus Christ, the Son and Revealer of God.

D. Miall Edwards












Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An imitation, representation, or similitude of any person, thing, or act, sculptured, drawn, painted, or otherwise made perceptible to the sight; a visible presentation; a copy; a likeness; an effigy; a picture; a semblance.

2. (n.) Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol.

3. (n.) Show; appearance; cast.

4. (n.) A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.

5. (n.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor.

6. (n.) The figure or picture of any object formed at the focus of a lens or mirror, by rays of light from the several points of the object symmetrically refracted or reflected to corresponding points in such focus; this may be received on a screen, a photographic plate, or the retina of the eye, and viewed directly by the eye, or with an eyeglass, as in the telescope and microscope; the likeness of an object formed by reflection; as, to see one's image in a mirror.

7. (v. t.) To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure.

8. (v. t.) To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.

Strong's Hebrew
6459. pesel -- an idol, image
... << 6458, 6459. pesel. 6460 >>. an idol, image. Transliteration: pesel Phonetic
Spelling: (peh'-sel) Short Definition: image. Word Origin ...
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6755. tselem -- an image
... << 6754, 6755. tselem. 6756 >>. an image. Transliteration: tselem Phonetic
Spelling: (tseh'-lem) Short Definition: image. Word Origin ...
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6754. tselem -- an image
... << 6753, 6754. tselem. 6755 >>. an image. Transliteration: tselem Phonetic Spelling:
(tseh'-lem) Short Definition: images. ... image, vain show. ...
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4541a. massekah -- a libation, molten metal or image
... << 4541, 4541a. massekah. 4541b >>. a libation, molten metal or image.
Transliteration: massekah Short Definition: images. Word Origin ...
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6456. pasil -- an idol, image
... << 6455, 6456. pasil. 6457 >>. an idol, image. Transliteration: pasil Phonetic Spelling:
(pes-eel') Short Definition: idols. ... carved graven image, quarry. ...
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4541. maccekah -- a libation, molten metal or image
... a libation, molten metal or image. Transliteration: maccekah Phonetic Spelling:
(mas-say-kaw') Short Definition: covering. covering, molten image, vail ...
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5566. semel -- an image, statue
... << 5565, 5566. semel or semel. 5567 >>. an image, statue. Transliteration: semel
or semel Phonetic Spelling: (seh'-mel) Short Definition: idol. ... figure, idol, image ...
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6736. tsir -- an image
... an image. Transliteration: tsir Phonetic Spelling: (tseer) Short Definition: form.
Word Origin from tsur Definition an image NASB Word Usage form (1), idols (1) ...
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5262b. nesek -- molten image
... << 5262a, 5262b. nesek. 5263 >>. molten image. Transliteration: nesek Short
Definition: images. Word Origin from nasak Definition molten ...
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842. Asherah -- a Phoenician goddess, also an image of the same
... << 841, 842. Asherah. 843 >>. a Phoenician goddess, also an image of the same.
Transliteration: Asherah Phonetic Spelling: (ash-ay-raw') Short Definition: Asherim ...
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Image: Christ, of God

Image: Man Created In, of God

Image: Regenerated Into

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