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Teach (172 Occurrences)

Matthew 5:2 He proceeded to teach them, and said: (WEY BBE YLT NAS NIV)

Matthew 5:19 Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 11:1 It happened that when Jesus had finished directing his twelve disciples, he departed from there to teach and preach in their cities. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 13:54 And He came into His own country and proceeded to teach in their synagogue, so that they were filled with astonishment and exclaimed, "Where did he obtain such wisdom, and these wondrous powers? (WEY BBE YLT NAS NIV)

Matthew 22:16 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter who you teach, for you aren't partial to anyone. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (KJV WBS)

Matthew 28:20 teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 1:21 So they came to Capernaum, and on the next Sabbath He went to the synagogue and began to teach. (WEY BBE YLT NAS NIV)

Mark 2:13 And he went out again by the seaside; and all the people came to him, and he gave them teaching. (Root in BBE YLT NAS NIV)

Mark 4:1 Again he began to teach by the seaside. A great multitude was gathered to him, so that he entered into a boat in the sea, and sat down. All the multitude were on the land by the sea. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 4:2 He taught them many things in parables, and told them in his teaching, (Root in WEB WEY ASV BBE YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 6:2 When the Sabbath had come, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things?" and, "What is the wisdom that is given to this man, that such mighty works come about by his hands? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 6:34 Jesus came out, saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 8:31 He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 10:1 He arose from there and came into the borders of Judea and beyond the Jordan. Multitudes came together to him again. As he usually did, he was again teaching them. (Root in WEB WEY BBE YLT NAS)

Mark 11:17 And he gave them teaching, and said to them, Is it not in the Writings, My house is to be named a house of prayer for all the nations? but you have made it a hole of thieves. (Root in BBE YLT NAS)

Mark 12:14 When they had come, they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and don't defer to anyone; for you aren't partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 3:23 Jesus himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty years old, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, (WEB ASV)

Luke 4:15 And He proceeded to teach in their synagogues, winning praise from all. (WEY BBE YLT NAS)

Luke 4:31 He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. He was teaching them on the Sabbath day, (Root in WEB ASV BBE YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 11:1 It happened, that when he finished praying in a certain place, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 12:12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that same hour what you must say." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 13:26 then shall ye begin to say, We did eat and drink in thy presence, and thou didst teach in our streets; (ASV BBE YLT)

Luke 19:11 As they were listening to His words, He went on to teach them by a parable, because He was near to Jerusalem and they supposed that the Kingdom of God was going to appear immediately. (WEY)

Luke 20:21 They asked him, "Teacher, we know that you say and teach what is right, and aren't partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of God. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 21:37 Every day Jesus was teaching in the temple, and every night he would go out and spend the night on the mountain that is called Olivet. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 7:14 But when the Festival was already half over, Jesus went up to the Temple and commenced teaching. (Root in WEY BBE YLT NAS NIV)

John 7:35 The Jews therefore said among themselves, "Where will this man go that we won't find him? Will he go to the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the Temple and all the people came to him and he was seated teaching them. (Root in BBE YLT NAS NIV)

John 8:28 So Jesus said, When the Son of man has been lifted up by you, then it will be clear to you who I am, and that I do nothing of myself, but say as the Father gave me teaching. (Root in BBE YLT)

John 9:34 They answered him, "You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?" They threw him out. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

John 14:26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 17:8 For the truths which Thou didst teach me I have taught them. And they have received them, and have known for certain that I came out from Thy presence, and have believed that Thou didst send me. (WEY)

John 18:20 Jesus made answer, I said things openly to the world at all times; I have given my teaching in the Synagogues and in the Temple to which all the Jews come; and I have said nothing secretly. (Root in BBE YLT)

Acts 1:1 The first book I wrote, Theophilus, concerned all that Jesus began both to do and to teach, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 4:18 They called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 5:21 Having received that command they went into the Temple, just before daybreak, and began to teach: So when the High Priest and his party came, and had called together the Sanhedrin as well as all the Elders of the descendants of Israel, they sent to the jail to fetch the Apostles. (WEY BBE YLT NAS NIV)

Acts 5:28 saying, "Didn't we strictly command you not to teach in this name? Behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man's blood on us." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 5:42 Every day, in the temple and at home, they never stopped teaching and preaching Jesus, the Christ. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 11:14 He will teach you truths by which you and all your family will be saved.'" (WEY)

Acts 16:21 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. (KJV WEY BBE WBS)

Acts 18:25 He had been instructed by word of mouth in the way of the Lord, and, being full of burning zeal, he used to speak and teach accurately the facts about Jesus, though he knew of no baptism but John's. (WEY BBE YLT NAS)

Acts 20:20 how I didn't shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, teaching you publicly and from house to house, (Root in WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Acts 21:21 They have been informed about you, that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children neither to walk after the customs. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 2:21 You therefore who teach another, don't you teach yourself? You who preach that a man shouldn't steal, do you steal? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 12:7 or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching; (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (See NIV)

1 Corinthians 4:6 In writing this much, brethren, with special reference to Apollos and myself, I have done so for your sakes, in order to teach you by our example what those words mean, which say, "Nothing beyond what is written!" --so that you may cease to take sides in boastful rivalry, for one teacher against another. (WEY)

1 Corinthians 4:17 Because of this I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, even as I teach everywhere in every assembly. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 10:6 And in this they became a warning to us, to teach us not to be eager, as they were eager, in pursuit of what is evil. (WEY)

1 Corinthians 11:14 Doesn't even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. (KJV WBS)

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Thessalonians 3:12 and as for you, may the Lord teach you to love one another and all men, with a growing and a glowing love, resembling our love for you. (WEY)

1 Timothy 1:3 As I urged you when I was going into Macedonia, stay at Ephesus that you might command certain men not to teach a different doctrine, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 2:12 But I don't permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be in quietness. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 3:2 The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching; (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 4:2 through the hypocrisy of men who teach falsely and have their own consciences seared as with a hot iron; (WEY NIV)

1 Timothy 4:11 Command and teach these things. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 6:2 Those who have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers, but rather let them serve them, because those who partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. Teach and exhort these things. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 6:3 If anyone teaches a different doctrine, and doesn't consent to sound words, the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness, (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

2 Timothy 2:2 The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Timothy 2:24 The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Titus 1:11 whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Titus 2:1 But as for you, you must speak in a manner that befits wholesome teaching. (Root in WEY BBE DBY YLT RSV NIV)

Titus 2:3 and that older women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good; (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, (KJV WBS)

Hebrews 5:12 For when by reason of the time you ought to be teachers, you again need to have someone teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God. You have come to need milk, and not solid food. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Hebrews 8:11 They will not teach every man his fellow citizen, and every man his brother, saying,'Know the Lord,' for all will know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

James 3:1 Let not many of you be teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive heavier judgment. (Root in WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 John 2:27 As for you, the anointing which you received from him remains in you, and you don't need for anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, you will remain in him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 2:20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate your woman, Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. She teaches and seduces my servants to commit sexual immorality, and to eat things sacrificed to idols. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall speak." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 4:15 You shall speak to him, and put the words in his mouth. I will be with your mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall do. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 18:20 You shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and shall show them the way in which they must walk, and the work that they must do. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 24:12 Yahweh said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain, and stay here, and I will give you the tables of stone with the law and the commands that I have written, that you may teach them." (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Exodus 33:13 Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you, so that I may find favor in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people." (See NIV)

Exodus 35:34 He has put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 10:11 and that you are to teach the children of Israel all the statutes which Yahweh has spoken to them by Moses." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 14:57 to teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean. This is the law of leprosy. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Deuteronomy 4:1 Now, Israel, listen to the statutes and to the ordinances, which I teach you, to do them; that you may live, and go in and possess the land which Yahweh, the God of your fathers, gives you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; (KJV WBS NIV)

Deuteronomy 4:10 the day that you stood before Yahweh your God in Horeb, when Yahweh said to me, "Assemble me the people, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 4:14 Yahweh commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 5:31 But as for you, stand here by me, and I will tell you all the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 6:1 Now this is the commandment, the statutes, and the ordinances, which Yahweh your God commanded to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 6:7 and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 8:3 He humbled you, and allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you didn't know, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh does man live. (See NIV)

Deuteronomy 11:19 You shall teach them your children, talking of them, when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 17:10 You shall do according to the tenor of the sentence which they shall show you from that place which Yahweh shall choose; and you shall observe to do according to all that they shall teach you: (WEB JPS ASV NAS)

Deuteronomy 17:11 according to the tenor of the law which they shall teach you, and according to the judgment which they shall tell you, you shall do; you shall not turn aside from the sentence which they shall show you, to the right hand, nor to the left. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 20:18 that they not teach you to do after all their abominations, which they have done to their gods; so would you sin against Yahweh your God. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 24:8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so you shall observe to do. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Deuteronomy 31:19 "Now therefore write this song for yourselves, and teach it to the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 31:22 So that same day Moses made this song, teaching it to the children of Israel. (Root in BBE YLT)

Deuteronomy 33:10 They shall teach Jacob your ordinances, and Israel your law. They shall put incense before you, and whole burnt offering on your altar. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 3:2 only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing of it: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Judges 13:8 Then Manoah entreated Yahweh, and said, "Oh, Lord, please let the man of God whom you did send come again to us, and teach us what we shall do to the child who shall be born." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way: (KJV BBE DBY WBS NIV)

1 Samuel 14:12 The men of the garrison answered Jonathan and his armor bearer, and said, "Come up to us, and we will show you something!" Jonathan said to his armor bearer, "Come up after me; for Yahweh has delivered them into the hand of Israel." (See NIV)


Teach (172 Occurrences)
... to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true
or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, dancing ...
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Proceeded (72 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Proceed. Multi-Version Concordance Proceeded
(72 Occurrences). Matthew 5:2 He proceeded to teach them, and said: (WEY). ...
/p/proceeded.htm - 27k

Instruct (34 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To form by communication of knowledge; to inform the mind of; to impart
knowledge or information to; to enlighten; to teach; to discipline. ...
/i/instruct.htm - 16k

Partial (14 Occurrences)
... Matthew 22:16 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying,
"Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no ...
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Aren't (102 Occurrences)
... Matthew 22:16 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying,
"Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no ...
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Accordance (118 Occurrences)
... Matthew 22:16 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying,
"Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no ...
/a/accordance.htm - 37k

Integrity (46 Occurrences)
... Matthew 22:16 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying,
"Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no ...
/i/integrity.htm - 22k

Train (17 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise; to discipline; as,
to train the militia to the manual exercise; to train soldiers to the use of ...
/t/train.htm - 14k

Truths (15 Occurrences)
... (n.) Plural of Truth. Multi-Version Concordance Truths (15 Occurrences). John
17:8 For the truths which Thou didst teach me I have taught them. ...
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Defer (7 Occurrences)
... Matthew 22:16 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying,
"Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no ...
/d/defer.htm - 9k

1321. didasko -- to teach
... to teach. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: didasko Phonetic Spelling:
(did-as'-ko) Short Definition: I teach Definition: I teach, direct, admonish. ...
/greek/1321.htm - 9k

2085. heterodidaskaleo -- to teach other doctrine
... to teach other doctrine. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: heterodidaskaleo
Phonetic Spelling: (het-er-od-id-as-kal-eh'-o) Short Definition: I teach ...
/greek/2085.htm - 6k

2727. katecheo -- to teach by word of mouth
... to teach by word of mouth. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katecheo Phonetic
Spelling: (kat-ay-kheh'-o) Short Definition: I instruct orally Definition: I ...
/greek/2727.htm - 8k

4822. sumbibazo -- to join together, hence to consider, by ext. to ...
... to teach. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sumbibazo Phonetic Spelling:
(soom-bib-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I unite, prove, instruct Definition: (a) I ...
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3594. hodegeo -- to lead, guide, teach
... to lead, guide, teach. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: hodegeo Phonetic Spelling:
(hod-ayg-eh'-o) Short Definition: I lead, guide Definition: I lead, guide ...
/greek/3594.htm - 6k

5263. hupodeiknumi -- to show secretly, to show by tracing out, to ...
... to show secretly, to show by tracing out, to teach, make known. Part of Speech:
Verb Transliteration: hupodeiknumi Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-od-ike'-noo-mee ...
/greek/5263.htm - 6k

1317. didaktikos -- apt at teaching
... apt at teaching. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: didaktikos Phonetic
Spelling: (did-ak-tik-os') Short Definition: able to teach, apt to teach ...
/greek/1317.htm - 6k

3100. matheteuo -- to be a disciple, to make a disciple
... disciple, instruct, teach. From mathetes; intransitively, to become a pupil;
transitively, to disciple, ie Enrol as scholar -- be disciple, instruct, teach. ...
/greek/3100.htm - 7k

4994. sophronizo -- to recall one to his senses, admonish
... correct, discipline, teach to be sober. From sophron; to make of sound mind, ie
(figuratively) to discipline or correct -- teach to be sober. see GREEK sophron. ...
/greek/4994.htm - 8k

3811. paideuo -- to train children, to chasten, correct
... taught (1). chastise, instruct, learn, teach. From pais; to train up a child,
ie Educate, or (by implication), discipline (by punishment ...
/greek/3811.htm - 8k

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

tech, tech'-er, tech'-ing:


1. Discipline

2. Law

3. Discernment

4. Wisdom

5. Knowledge

6. Illumination

7. Vision

8. Inspiration

9. Nourishment


1. Instruction

2. Acquisition

3. Presentation

4. Elucidation

5. Exposition

6. Authority

7. Care

8. Supervision


1. In the Home

2. In Public



1. Christ's Life

2. Apostolic Labors

3. General Considerations

A rich variety of words is employed in the Bible to describe the teaching process. The terms do not so much indicate an office and an official as a function and a service, although both ideas are often expressed or implied.

I. Old Testament Terms.

1. Discipline:

lamadh, "to beat": A very common word for "to teach"; it may have meant "to beat with a rod," "to chastise," and may have originally referred to the striking and goading of beasts by which they were curbed and trained. By a noble evolution the term came to describe the process of disciplining and training men in war, religion and life (Isaiah 2:3 Hosea 10:11 Micah 4:2). As teaching is both a condition and an accompaniment of disciplining, the word often means simply "to teach," "to inform" (2 Chronicles 17:7 Psalm 71:17 Proverbs 5:13). The glory of teaching was its harmony with the will of God, its source in God's authority, and its purpose to secure spiritual obedience (Deuteronomy 4:5, 14; Deuteronomy 31:12, 13).

2. Law:

yarah, "to cast": The teaching idea from which the law was derived is expressed by a verb which means "to throw," "to cast as an arrow or lot." It is also used of thrusting the hand forth to point out or show clearly (Genesis 46:28 Exodus 15:25). The original idea is easily changed into an educational conception, since the teacher puts forth new ideas and facts as a sower casts seed into the ground. But the process of teaching was not considered external and mechanical but internal and vital (Exodus 35:34, 35 2 Chronicles 6:27). The nominal form is the usual word for law, human and divine, general and specific (Deuteronomy 4:8 Psalm 19:8 Proverbs 1:8). The following are suggestive phrases: "the book of the law" (Deuteronomy 28:61 2 Kings 22:8); "the book of the law of Moses" (Joshua 8:31 2 Kings 14:6); "the book of the law of God" (Joshua 24:26); "the book of the law of Yahweh" (2 Chronicles 17:9). Thus even in the days of Joshua there was in the possession of the religious teachers a book of the Law of the Lord as given by Moses. This recorded revelation and legislation continued to be the divine norm and ultimate authority for priest, king and people (2 Chronicles 23:11 Nehemiah 8:1-3).

3. Discernment:

bin, "to separate": The word meaning "to separate," "to distinguish," is often used in a causative sense to signify "to teach." The idea of teaching was not an aggregation of facts bodily transferred like merchandise. Real learning followed genuine teaching. This word suggests a sound psychological basis for a good pedagogy. The function of teaching might be exercised with reference to the solution of difficult problems, the interpretation of God's will, or the manner of a godly life (Daniel 8:16, 26 Nehemiah 8:7-9 Psalm 119:34).

4. Wisdom:

sakhal, "to be wise": The verb from which the various nominal forms for "wisdom" are derived means "to look at," "to behold," "to view," and in the causative stem describes the process by which one is enabled to see for himself what had never before entered his physical or intellectual field of consciousness. The noun indicates a wise person or sage whose mission is to instruct others in the ways of the Lord (Proverbs 16:23; Proverbs 21:11; and often in the Wisdom literature). In Daniel 12:3 we read: "They that are wise (margin, "the teachers") shall shine as the brightness of the firmament."

5. Knowledge:

yadha', "to see" (compare oida): This verb literally means "to see" and consequently "to perceive," "to know," "to come to know," and "cause to know or teach." It describes the act of knowing as both progressive and completed. The causative conception signifies achievement in the sphere of instruction. It is used of the interpretation and application by Moses of the principles of the law of God (Exodus 18:16, 20), of the elucidation of life's problems by the sages (Proverbs 9:9; Proverbs 22:19), and of constant Providential guidance in the way of life (Psalm 16:11).

6. Illumination:

zahar, "to shine": This verbal root signifies "to shine," and when applied to the intellectual sphere indicates the function of teaching to be one of illumination. Ignorance is darkness, knowledge is light. Moses was to teach the people statutes and laws, or to enlighten them on the principles and precepts of God's revelation (Exodus 18:20). The service rendered by the teachers-priests, Levites and fathers-sent forth by Jehoshaphat, was one of illumination in the twofold sense of instruction and admonition (2 Chronicles 19:8-10).

7. Vision:

ra'-ah, "to see": The literal meaning of this verb is "to see," and the nominal form is the ancient name for prophet or authoritative teacher who was expected to have a clear vision of spiritual realities, the will of God, the need of man and the way of life (1 Samuel 9:9 1 Chronicles 9:22 2 Chronicles 16:7 Isaiah 30:10).

8. Inspiration;

nabha', "to boil up": The most significant word for "prophet" is derived from the verb which means "to boil up or forth like a fountain," and consequently to pour forth words under the impelling power of the Spirit of God. The Hebrews used the passive forms of the verb because they considered the thoughts and words of the prophets due not to personal ability but to divine influence. The utterances of the prophets were characterized by instruction, admonition, persuasion and prediction (Deuteronomy 18:15-22 Ezekiel 33:1-20).

9. Nourishment:

ra`ah, "to feed a flock": The name "shepherd," so precious in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, comes from a verb meaning "to feed," hence, to protect and care for out of a sense of devotion, ownership and responsibility. It is employed with reference to civil rulers in their positions of trust (2 Samuel 5:2 Jeremiah 23:2); with reference to teachers of virtue and wisdom (Proverbs 10:21 Ecclesiastes 12:11); and preeminently with reference to God as the great Shepherd of His chosen people (Psalm 23:1 Hosea 4:16). Ezekiel 34 presents an arraignment of the unfaithful shepherds or civil rulers; Psalm 23 reveals Yahweh as the Shepherd of true believers, and John 10 shows how religious teachers are shepherds under Jesus the Good Shepherd.

II. New Testament Terms.

Further light is thrown upon religious teaching in Bible times by a brief view of the leading educational terms found in the New Testament.

1. Instruction:

didasko, "to teach": The usual word for "teach" in the New Testament signifies either to hold a discourse with others in order to instruct them, or to deliver a didactic discourse where there may not be direct personal and verbal participation. In the former sense it describes the interlocutory method, the interplay of the ideas and words between pupils and teachers, and in the latter use it refers to the more formal monologues designed especially to give information (Matthew 4:23 Matthew 5-7; Matthew 13:36 John 6:59 1 Corinthians 4:17 1 Timothy 2:12). A teacher is one who performs the function or fills the office of instruction. Ability and fitness for the work are required (Romans 2:20 Hebrews 5:12). The title refers to Jewish teachers (John 1:38), to John the Baptist (Luke 3:12), to Jesus (John 3:2; John 8:4, and often), to Paul (1 Timothy 2:7 2 Timothy 1:11), and to instructors in the early church (Acts 13:1 Romans 12:7 1 Corinthians 12:28). Teaching, like preaching, was an integral part of the work of an apostle (Matthew 28:19 Mark 16:15 Ephesians 4:1).

2. Acquisition:

manthano, "to learn": The central thought of teaching is causing one to learn. Teaching and learning are not scholastic but dynamic, and imply personal relationship and activity in the acquisition of knowledge (Matthew 11:29; Matthew 28:19 Acts 14:21). There were three concentric circles of disciples in the time of our Lord: learners, pupils, superficial followers, the multitude (John 6:66); the body of believers who accepted Jesus as their Master (Matthew 10:42); and the Twelve Disciples whom Jesus also called apostles (Matthew 10:2).

3. Presentation:

paratithemi, "to place beside": The presentative idea involved in the teaching process is intimately associated with the principle of adaptation. When it is stated that Christ put forth parables unto the people, the sacred writer employs the figure of placing alongside of, or near one, hence, before him in an accessible position. The food or teaching should be sound, or hygienic, and adapted to the capacity and development of the recipient (Matthew 13:24 Mark 8:6 Acts 16:34 1 Corinthians 10:27 2 Timothy 4:3 Hebrews 5:12-14).

4. Elucidation:

diermeneuo, "to interpret": In the walk to Emmaus, Christ explained to the perplexed disciples the Old Testament Scriptures in reference to Himself. The work of interpreter is to make truth clear and to effect the edification of the hearer (Luke 24:27 1 Corinthians 12:30; 1 Corinthians 14:5, 13, 17).

5. Exposition:

ektithemi, "to place out": The verb literally means "to set or place out," and signifies to bring out the latent and secret ideas of a literary passage or a system of thought and life. Thus Peter interpreted his vision, Aquila and Priscilla unfolded truth to Apollos, and Paul expounded the gospel in Rome (Acts 11:4; Acts 18:26; Acts 28:23). True teaching is an educational exposition.

6. Authority:

prophetes, "one who speaks for": A prophet was a man who spoke forth a message from God to the people. He might deal with past failures and achievements, present privileges and responsibilities, or future doom and glory. He received his message and authority from God (Deuteronomy 18:15-22 Isaiah 6). The word refers to Old Testament teachers (Matthew 5:12), to John the Baptist (Matthew 21:26), to Jesus the Messiah (Acts 3:25), and to special speakers in the Apostolic age (Matthew 10:41 Acts 13:1 1 Corinthians 14:29, 37).

7. Care:

poimen, "a shepherd": The word for shepherd signifies one who tends a flock, and by analogy a person who gives mental and spiritual nourishment, and guards and supports those under his care (Matthew 9:36 John 10:2, 16 1 Peter 2:25 Ephesians 4:11). Love is a fundamental prerequisite to the exercise of the shepherding function (John 21:15-18). The duties are to be discharged with great diligence and in humble recognition of the gifts and appointment of the Holy Spirit (Acts 20:28).

8. Supervision:

episkopos, "an overseer": The bishop or overseer was to feed and protect the blood-bought church of God (Acts 20:28). Among the various qualifications of the religious overseers was an aptitude for teaching (1 Timothy 3:2 Titus 1:9). The Lord is pre-eminently shepherd and bishop (1 Peter 2:25).

III. Old Testament History.

1. In the Home:

In the Jewish home the teaching of the law of the Lord was primarily incumbent upon the parents. The teaching was to be diligent, the conversation religious, and the atmosphere wholesome (Deuteronomy 6:7-9).

2. In Public:

Provision was also made for public instruction the law of God (Deuteronomy 31:12, 13). This is a compact summary of early Hebrew teaching in regard to the extent of patronage, the substance of instruction, and the purpose of the process. Samuel the judge and prophet recognized that his duty was fundamentally to pray, to God for his people and to teach the nation "the good and the right way" (1 Samuel 12:23). The glory and prosperity of Judah under Jehoshaphat were due in large measure to the emphasis he laid upon religious instruction as the basis of national character and stability. His peripatetic Bible school faculty consisted of five princes, nine Levites and two priests who effected a moral and religious transformation, for "they taught in Judah, having the book of the law of Yahweh with them" (2 Chronicles 17:7-9). The most striking illustration we have of public religious instruction in the Old Testament is found in Ne 8. Ezra the priest and scribe was superintendent, and had an ample corps of teachers to instruct the multitude of men, women and children eager to hear. Prayer created a devotional atmosphere. The reading was distinct, the interpretation correct and intelligible. There was real teaching because the people were made to understand and obey the law. In Nehemiah 9 and 10 we have recorded the spiritual, ceremonial, social and civic effects of ancient religious instruction.

IV. Extra-Biblical Teaching.

The captivity gave mighty impulse to teaching. In far-away Babylon the Jews, deprived of the privilege and inspiration of the temple, established the synagogue as an institutional center of worship and instruction. During the latter part of the inter-Biblical period, religious teaching was carried on in the synagogue and attendance was compulsory, education in the Law being considered the fundmental element of national security (Deutsch, Literary Remains, 23; Edersheim, Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, I, 230). The Bible text alone was taught those from 5 to 10 years of age, the first lessons being taken from Leviticus (Taylor, Sayings of the Jewish Fathers, 111). From 10 to 15 years of age the pupil was taught the substance of the Mishna or unwritten tradition, and accorded the privilege of entering into the discussions of the Mishna which constitute the Gemara (Edersheim, op. cit., I, 232). Selections of Scriptures like the shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) were made for study, and lesson helps were adapted to the capacity of the pupils (Ginsburg, article "Education" in Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature). The significance of the teaching idea among the Jews is indicated by numerous expressions for school (article "Education," Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature) and the prevalence of the synagogues, there being perhaps 480 in Jerusalem in the time of Christ (Hor. Heb. I, 78). The pupil was not expected to be a passive hearer but an active participant (Ab., vi0.6; Taylor, Sayings of the Jewish Fathers, 115). Great emphasis was laid upon audible repetition and exact memory, yet the teacher was culpable if the pupil failed to understand the prescribed lesson (Hamburger, RE, II, 672, 674). The pupil was regarded as the child of his teacher (Sanhedhrin 19), which is a familiar idea in the New Testament. The faithful teacher was considered destined to occupy a high seat among the ancients (Daniel 12:3). The scribes were secretaries or copyists of the sacred Law, and would thus acquire at least an accurate verbal knowledge of its contents. Quite naturally they would become religious teachers (Nehemiah 8:4). Hence, also their prominence in the New Testament.


Article "Torah," Jewish Encyclopedia (compare the articles "Talmud'' and "Education"); Trumbull, Yale Lectures on the Sunday-School, 3-40; Hamburger. SeeHauck-Herzog, Realencyklopadie fur protestantische Theologie und Kirche.

V. New Testament History.

1. Christ's Life:

In the New Testament we find that Jesus is pre-eminently the teacher, though He was also preacher and healer (Matthew 4:23). His Sermon on the Mount was matchless teaching. He opened His mouth and "taught" (Matthew 5:2). The titles "teacher," "master," "rabbi" all indicate the most prominent function of His active ministry. Even at the age of 12 years He revealed His wisdom and affinity in the midst of the rabbis or Jewish teachers of the Law in the temple (Luke 2:41 f). In the power of the Spirit He taught so that all recognized His authority (Luke 4:14, 15 Matthew 7:29). He explained to the disciples in private what He taught the people in public (Matthew 13:36). His principles and methods of teaching constitute the standard by which all true pedagogy is measured, and the ideal toward which all subsequent teachers have toiled with only partial success (Matthew 7:28, 29 John 1:49; John 3:2; John 6:46). In the Commission as recorded in Matthew 28:18, 19, 20 we have the work of Christianity presented in educational terms. We find the supreme authority (28:18), the comprehensive content-the evangelistic, the ceremonial, the educational, the practical (28:19 and 20a), and the inspiring promise (28:20b).

2. Apostolic Labors:

The emphasis laid upon teaching in the Apostolic age is a natural consequence of the need of the people and the commands of Jesus. The practice of the apostles is quite uniform. They preached or proclaimed, but they also expounded. In Jerusalem the converts continued in the apostles' teaching (Acts 2:42); and daily in the temple and in the homes of the people the teaching was correlated with preaching (Acts 5:42). In Antioch, the center of foreign missionary operations, Paul, Silas, Barnabas and many others taught the word of the Lord (Acts 15:35). In Thessalonica, Paul and Silas for three weeks reasoned with the people out of the Scriptures, opening up the sacred secrets and proving to all candid minds that Jesus was the Messiah (Acts 17:1-3). In Berea, instruction in the synagogue was followed by private study, and as a result many believed in the Lord (Acts 17:10-15). In Athens, Paul discussed and explained the things of the kingdom of God, both in the synagogue 3 times a week and in the market daily (Acts 17:16 f). In Corinth, Paul having been denied the use of the synagogue taught the word of the Lord for a year and a half in the house of Justus, and thus laid the foundation for a great church (Acts 18:1-11). In Ephesus, Paul taught for 2 years in the school of Tyrannus, disputing and persuading the people concerning the kingdom of God (Acts 19:8-10). In Rome, Paul expounded the word, testified to its truth, and persuaded men to accept the gospel (Acts 28:23). His method of work in Rome under trying limitations is described as cordially receiving the people and preaching the kingdom of God, and "teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ" (Acts 28:30, 31).

3. General Considerations:

The office of teacher is fundamentally related to the creation of a missionary atmosphere (Acts 13:1). Religious teaching is necessary to the development of Christian character and the highest efficiency in service (1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 28, 29 Ephesians 4:11, 12). The qualification of the pastor is vitally connected with the teaching function of the church. He is to hold the truth, or to be orthodox (Titus 1:9), to apply the truth, or to be practical (Titus 1:9), to study the truth, or to be informed (1 Timothy 4:13, 15), to teach the truth, or to be equipped or able and tactful (2 Timothy 2:2 1 Timothy 3:2), to live the truth, or to be faithful in all things (2 Timothy 2:2 1 Timothy 4:16). The teaching function of Christianity in the 2nd century became strictly official, thereby losing much of its elasticity. A popular manual for the guidance of religious teachers was styled the "Teaching of the Twelve" '(see DIDACHE). The writings of the Apostolic Fathers give valuable information in regard to the exercise of the gifts of teaching in the early centuries (Didache xiii0.2; xv. 1, 2; Barnabas 18; Ignatius to the Ephesians 31).


Byron H. Dement

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to teach morals.

2. (v. t.) To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies; as, to teach a child or a class.

3. (v. t.) To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish.

4. (v. i.) To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor.

Strong's Hebrew
8637. tirgal -- teach to go
... << 8636, 8637. tirgal. 8638 >>. teach to go. Transliteration: tirgal Phonetic Spelling:
(teer-gal') Short Definition: go. Word Origin see ragal. teach to go ...
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3925. lamad -- to exercise in, learn
... lamad. 3926 >>. to exercise in, learn. Transliteration: lamad Phonetic Spelling:
(law-mad') Short Definition: teach. Word Origin a prim. ... to teach, to goad,. ...
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502. alaph -- to learn
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to learn NASB Word Usage learn (1),
teach (1), teaches (2). learn, teach, utter. A primitive ...
/hebrew/502.htm - 5k

3384. yarah -- to throw, shoot
... << 3383, 3384. yarah or yara. 3385 >>. to throw, shoot. Transliteration: yarah or
yara Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-raw') Short Definition: teach. Word Origin a prim ...
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2449. chakam -- to be wise
... 1), becomes (1), been...wise (1), deal wisely (1), exceedingly (1), make me wiser
(1), makes us wiser (1), making wise (1), skillful (1), teach his wisdom (1 ...
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8150. shanan -- to whet, sharpen
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to whet, sharpen NASB Word Usage pierced (1),
sharp (4), sharpen (2), sharpened (1), teach them diligently (1). ...
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3046. yeda -- to know
... learn (1), made known (6), make its known (3), make the known (3), make known (5),
making the known (1), recognize (4), recognized (1), teach (1), understand (2 ...
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7069. qanah -- to get, acquire
... attain, buyer, teach to keep cattle, get, provoke to jealousy, possessor, purchase.
A primitive root; to erect, ie Create; by extension ...
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3045. yada -- to know
... 1), satisfied* (1), seems (1), show (3), shown (1), skillful (3), sure (1), take
knowledge (1), take note (1), take notice (1), taught (2), teach (6), tell (3 ...
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2094. zahar -- to be light or shining
... admonish, shine, teach, give warning A primitive root; to gleam; figuratively, to
enlighten (by caution) -- admonish, shine, teach, (give) warn(-ing). ...
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