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Believe
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Belief, Believe
Belief, Believe. Conviction based on testimony that something is true or that someone is reliable. As used in the Bible, to believe in God involves the element of trust, not mere acknowledgment of his existence.See Faith.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Trow
Trow An obsolete verb meaning “believe,” used by the AV to translate Gk. dokéō in Lk. 17:9. The words ou dokó̄ do not appear in the earliest MSS, however, and are probably a gloss to supply an answer to the preceding question. Therefore the RSV has omitted “I trow not.”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Belief, Believe
BELIEF, BELIEVE Conviction based on testimony that something is true or that someone is reliable. As used in the Bible, to believe in God involves the element of trust, not mere acknowledgment of his existence. See Faith.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Believe
BELIEVE. The verb form is related to faith, meaning “to have confidence in,” “to trust,” “to accept as true and reliable.” In the NT it often has the force of “obey”; e.g., “believe the gospel” (Mk 1:15; 1 Thess 2:13) and “obey the gospel” (Rom 10:16; 2 Thess 1:8; 1 Pet 4:17; cf. Rom 1:5).“Believe”
Trow
TROW. An archaic word used in Lk 17:9 (KJV) meaning “think,” “believe,” or “suppose”; cf. German trauen. However, the Gr. words ou doko (“I trow not”) are clearly an interpolation of a copyist since they do not occur in the most ancient Gr. MSS, and are correctly omitted consequently by the ASV, etc.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Believe
BELIEVE. “To remain steadfast” (Heb. ˒āman, Gen. 15:6; Ex. 4:1; Num. 14:11; etc.). “To be persuaded” of God’s revealed truth (Gk. peithomai, Acts 17:4; 27:11; 28:24). “To adhere to, rely on” God’s promises (Gk. pisteuō, Matt. 8:13; Mark 5:36; John 3:16; etc.). Although belief as mere credence or confidence
Trow
TROW. A KJV rendering, using this archaic English word, for the Gk. dokeō in Luke 17:9. It means “to be of the opinion, to think.”
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Believe, Believer
BELIEVE, BELIEVER — to place one’s trust in God’s truth; one who takes God at His word and trusts in Him for salvation.Mere assent to God’s truth is not saving faith, according to the Bible (John 8:31–46; Acts 8:13–24; James 2:14–26). Neither is total commitment of oneself to Jesus as Lord a form of
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TROW
TROW<tro>: An obsolete verb meaning “to believe”; compare “trust” and the German trauen. It occurs only in Lk 17:9, the King James Version “Doth he thank that servant. ...? I trow not,” as a translation of [οὐ δοκω̂, ou doko], “I believe not.” The words ou doko, however, are not part of the
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Believe
BelieveSee also: Believe, p. 17Greek expression: pisteuōPronunciation: pee STEW ohStrong’s Number: 4100Key VersesJohn 1:7, 12; 2:23–24; 3:15–16, 36; 6:47; 11:25; 14:1; 20:31“Believe me, you don’t want to go down that road,” is a common statement which all of us have heard at one time or another.
Believe
BelieveSee also: Believe, p. 234Hebrew expression: ʾamanPronunciation: ´aw MAHNStrong’s Number: 539Key VersesGenesis 15:6; Exodus 4:1, 5, 8–9; Psalms 106:24; 116:10; Jonah 3:5The people of Nineveh, the great pagan capital of Assyria, “believed God” through the word of Jonah the prophet; as a
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Trow
TROW, trō: An obsolete vb. meaning “to believe”; cf “trust” and the Ger. trauen. It occurs only in Lk 17:9, AV “Doth he thank that servant.…? I trow not,” as a tr of οὐ δοκῶ, ou dokō̇, “I believe not.” The words ou dokō, however, are not part of the original text, but are a later gloss to supply
Key passages
Jn 3:16

For in this way God loved the world, so that he gave his one and only Son, in order that everyone who believes in him will not perish, but will have eternal life.

Ac 16:31

And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household!”

Eph 2:8–10

For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are his creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we may walk in them.

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