Parallels to Prophecy
Words #2000-2020 in Greek:
Words 2000 through 2020 in Zodhiates' New Testament Greek lexicon, and
their probable parallels to coming years -- a prophecy of the future?
Definitions in left-hand column from Zodhiates'
Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament
Greek Lexicon Definition
Parallel to Prophecy
(from episunistemi, to come together upon, which is from ... sunistemi, to
approve) Uprising, disturbance; occurs only in a hostile sense in Acts 24:12 (TR) and 2 Cor.
11:28, referring to all the opposition that the Apostle Paul had to encounter. Syn.
(4348), stumbling; (4349), offense; (5418), a barrier. [stone of stumbling,
rock of offense] Ant. (996), a help; (1947), assistance.
||At the first coming of the Lord, Jesus and his
disciples were certainly viewed as a threat to the status quo, though in reality their
tactics were holy and focused on the true peace which comes from above. (See
"Wo be unto the Gentiles, for notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them
from day to day, they will deny me." (2 Ne. 28:32.)
(from spallo to supplant, throw down) Literally, near to falling, ready to fall, not
firm, insecure, dangerous. Also from asphales (804), firm, sure.
||The great and abominable church shall fall; while the
kingdom of God is born — that kingdom which shall be established, no more to be thrown down.
||,B4FPLT: To give
additional strength, to be stronger, grow stronger; figuratively, to be more violent, grow
||"And the glory of the Lord shall be there, and the
terror of the Lord also shall be there, insomuch that the wicked will not come unto it, and it
shall be called Zion." (D&C 45:67.)
||,B4FTD,LT: To heap
||"And there shall come unto it out of every nation
under heaven." (D&C 64:42.)
Authority. Command of Christ; of God, will, decree. Stresses authoritativeness of the command.
Syn. (1297), commandment, that which is imposed by decree or law stressing the concrete
character of the commandment more than (1296), an order, ordinance, disposition.
||"Out of Zion shall go forth the
law." (Isaiah 8)
(from tasso, to arrange, appoint or place appropriately) To appoint over, put in
charge; put upon one as a duty. Syn. (1781), to order, command, enjoin; (1299), to set
||40. "...whose mouth shall utter words, eternal
words; ...To set in order the house of God, and to arrange by lot the inheritances of the
saints." (D&C 85)
finish, complete, perfect. Gal. 3:3, "having begun in the Spirit [aspects
of first coming], do ye now end in the flesh [temporal aspects of second
advent]?" To perform, accomplish; Heb. 9:6, "performing the sacred
||"And he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge
them as gold and silver." (Mal. 3:3.)
apt; needful, necessary (James 2:16, "things needful for the body"). Syn.
(5543), serviceable; (2173), profitable. Ant. (888), useless.
||Building Zion: each has his/her peculiar talents/gifts
To put or lay on. (I) Figuratively spoken of a name. "To lay the hands upon" as a
symbol of healing power, meaning stretching out healing power. Of gifts, to supply with.
||Endowed from on high. A nation of kings and priests.
To punish, rebuke, charge. (II) to admonish strongly, with urgency, authority, i.e., to enjoin
upon, charge strictly, the idea of censure being implied, e.g., demons. Deriv. (2009),
punishment. Syn. (1651), to reprove with conviction; (546), to threaten; (1263), to
bear a solemn witness.
||"Behold, I, the Lord, have made my church in these
last days like unto a judge sitting on a hill, or in a high place, to judge the nations.
...The inhabitants of Zion shall judge all things pertaining to Zion." (D&C 64:37.)
"The names of the wicked shall not be mingled with the names of my people." (Alma
Penalty, punishment. Spoken of the estimate fixed by a judge upon a wrong, a judicial
||"Judgement shall sit, and they shall take away his
[Satan’s] dominion, to consume and destroy it unto the end." (Dan. 7:26.)
||,B4JD,BT To turn
upon, direct upon, give over to, commit to.
||"The saints of the most High shall take the
kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever." (Dan. 7:18.)
commission, an office granted or entrusted with full power.
||"He that overcometh shall inherit all
things." (Rev. 21:7.)
manager, agent. A person entrusted to act in another’s name or to whose care anything is
committed by another.
||"And all those who are begotten through me are
partakers of the glory of the same, and are the church of the Firstborn." (D&C
To light upon, to obtain, attain one’s aim, acquire. Syn. (2975), to obtain by lot;
(2902), to get possession of; (2983), to receive; (2147), to find; (2638), to obtain securely.
||"Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." (Matt.
To show forth, exhibit, shine light upon. Usually used in the passive meaning to show oneself
openly or before the people, to come forward, appear, with the idea of sudden or unexpected
appearing. Often used in Greek literature of the gods. The word is often used in Patristic Gr.
Of the incarnation of Christ. Intrans., to appear, e.g., of the sun.
||' "As the
lightning cometh out of the east and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of
the Son of man be." (Matt. 24:27.)
(epiphaneia) An appearing, appearance. Spoken of the first advent of the Lord Jesus. Is
used only by Paul for the second and future appearance of the Lord. Syn. (602),
revelation, inveiling; (3952), appearance, presence. Ant. (666), absence.
||"And every eye shall see him."
Visible, clear, manifest. Splendid, illustrious, memorable. Syn. (1110), known,
||"They all shall know me, from the least of them to
the greatest of them." (Jer. 31:34.)
shine upon, give light to. The same as epiphaino (2014), to appear, give light, and epiphosko
(2020), to dawn upon.
||"And there shall be no night there; and they need
no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light." (Rev. 22:5.)
||,B4N,DT To bring,
carry to; to bring upon, to inflict wrath or vengeance; to add unto; to bring against as an
accusation, judicial sentence.
||"And the dead were judged out of those things
which were written in the books, according to their works." (Rev. 20:12.)
||,B4NT<,T To cry
aloud, clamor, shout in acclamation.
||"Every knee shall bow and every tongue
||,B4NTF6T (from epi,
upon or besides, denoting accession, coming or drawing toward, and phosko, to shine) In
Luke 23:54 the verb has the meaning to draw near, as the Jewish Sabbath which began in the
evening. To dawn as the daylight, to grow toward daylight.
||"And the whole earth shall rest."
Sterling D. Allan; Fountain Green, Utah; October 8, 1997
- Bible Prophecy Page: "Offers a
speculative guess for the second coming of Jesus at approximately 2013. Includes a structural
look at the book of Revelation."