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Faith
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Faith
Faith (πίστις, pistis). Reliance upon and trust in God; a central emphasis of Christianity.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Faith
FAITH. This entry consists of three articles. The first expounds upon the concept of faith as it is expressed in the Old Testament. The second treats the concept in the Hellenistic period, focusing especially on the New Testament. The third article discusses the peculiar NT expression pistis Christou,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Faith
Faith. State wholly and steadfastly in God. Faith lies at the very heart of Christianity, and its importance for today’s Christian is clear from the fact that Protestantism was born through the rediscovery of the great words “The just shall live by faith” (Rom 1:17 kjv).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Faith
FAITH Belief in that which has no tangible proof; trust in God.Definition of Faith In the OT and NT, “faith” carries several meanings. It may mean simple trust in God or in the Word of God, and at other times faith almost becomes equivalent to active obedience. It may also find expression in the affirmation
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Faith
faith, in the Bible, trust in or reliance on God, who is trustworthy. The nt and the lxx express the understanding of faith with two terms (pistis, pisteuein), which are related to the Hebrew verb “to be true” or “to be trustworthy” (’aman).In the Hebrew Bible: The Hebrew verb ’aman means, for the most
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Faith
FAITH. Faith is a NT word. It occurs only twice in the OT of the KJV (Deut 32:20; Hab 2:4). The ASV translates the first reference (Heb. ’ēmûn) “faithfulness.” The ASV retains “faith” in the second text (giving “faithfulness” in the marg., Heb. ’ĕmûnâ), possibly because of the frequent quotation
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Faith
FaithA central theological concept representing the correct relationship to God. Heb. ʾmn and Gk. pisteúein demand a variety of renderings besides belief, faith, and trust, especially faithfulness. They may be used for God or human beings. A continuing question involves distinguishing personal faith
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Faith
FaithThe language of faith (“believe,” “trust,” “faithful,” “reliable,” etc.) is essential to human relationships in general, but gains its special biblical connotations from the interaction of God* with humanity, his reliability and our response of trust in him.1. Faith in the Synoptic Gospels
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Faith
FaithPaul’s emphasis on faith can scarcely be denied. He uses the noun pistis 142 times, whereas it occurs but 101 times in all the rest of the NT. He also has the verb pisteuō (“to believe”) 54 times and the adjective pistos (“faithful,” “trustworthy”) 33 times. Clearly the faith words featured largely
Key passages
Ge 15:6

And he believed in Yahweh, and he reckoned it to him as righteousness.

Ps 20:7

Some boast in chariots and others in horses, but we boast in the name of Yahweh, our God.

Hab 2:4

Look! His spirit within him is puffed up; it is not upright. But the righteous shall live by his faithfulness.

Mt 21:21–22

And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will do not only what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,” it will happen! And whatever you ask in prayer, if you believe, you …

Jn 6:29–30

Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God: that you believe in the one whom that one sent.” So they said to him, “Then what sign will you perform, so that we can see it and believe you? What will you do?

Ga 2:15–21

We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles, but knowing that a person is not justified by the works of the law, if not by faith in Jesus Christ, and we have believed in Christ Jesus so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the …

Heb 11:1–3

Now faith is the realization of what is hoped for, the proof of things not seen. For by this the people of old were approved. By faith we understand the worlds were created by the word of God, in order that what is seen did not come into existence from what is visible. …

See also
Ge 6:9–22; Ge 12:1–9; Ge 15:1–16:16; Ge 22:1–19; Ge 24:1–9; Ge 43:1–34; Ex 2:1–10; Ex 4:18–31; Ex 14:1–31; Nu 10:11–36; Nu 13:1–14:10; Nu 16:20–40; Dt 31:1–8; Jos 2:1–3:17; Jos 6:1–27; Jos 14:6–15; Jdg 7:1–25; Jdg 13:1–25; 1 Sa 1:8–18; 1 Sa 14:1–23; 1 Sa 17:17–58; 2 Sa 12:16–23; 2 Sa 15:13–37; 2 Sa 22:1–23:7; 2 Sa 24:10–17; 1 Ki 17:8–16; 1 Ki 18:20–40; 2 Ki 16:1–20; 2 Ki 18:1–19:19; 2 Ki 20:1–11; 1 Ch 5:11–22; 1 Ch 28:1–21; 2 Ch 13:1–14:15; 2 Ch 16:1–6; 2 Ch 16:11–14; 2 Ch 18:1–27; 2 Ch 20:1–30; 2 Ch 25:5–16; 2 Ch 28:16–21; 2 Ch 31:1–32:19; Ezr 8:21–23; Ne 1:1–11; Ne 2:11–20; Ne 4:1–23; Es 4:1–17; Job 2:1–10; Job 13:1–19; Job 16:1–22; Job 19:21–29; Job 23:1–17; Job 42:1–17; Ps 2:1–12; Ps 3:1–8; Ps 4:1–8; Ps 5:1–12; Ps 6:1–10; Ps 7:1–17; Ps 9:1–20; Ps 11:1–7; Ps 13:1–6; Ps 16:1–11; Ps 17:1–15; Ps 18:1–50; Ps 20:1–9; Ps 21:1–13; Ps 22:1–31; Ps 23:1–6; Ps 25:1–22; Ps 26:1–12; Ps 27:1–14; Ps 28:1–9; Ps 31:1–24; Ps 32:1–33:22; Ps 34:1–22; Ps 35:1–28; Ps 37:1–19; Ps 38:1–22; Ps 39:1–13; Ps 40:1–17; Ps 41:1–13; Ps 42:1–43:5; Ps 44:1–26; Ps 46:1–11; Ps 48:1–14; Ps 52:1–9; Ps 54:1–7; Ps 55:1–23; Ps 56:1–13; Ps 57:1–11; Ps 59:1–17; Ps 60:1–12; Ps 61:1–8; Ps 62:1–12; Ps 63:1–11; Ps 67:1–7; Ps 69:1–36; Ps 70:1–71:24; Ps 73:1–28; Ps 74:1–23; Ps 84:1–12; Ps 85:1–13; Ps 86:1–17; Ps 89:1–18; Ps 91:1–16; Ps 92:1–15; Ps 94:1–23; Ps 102:1–28; Ps 106:1–23; Ps 108:1–13; Ps 112:1–10; Ps 115:1–116:19; Ps 118:1–29; Ps 119:41–48; Ps 119:73–80; Ps 119:145–152; Ps 121:1–8; Ps 124:1–8; Ps 125:1–5; Ps 130:1–8; Ps 138:1–8; Ps 140:1–13; Ps 142:1–7; Ps 143:1–12; Ps 144:1–15; Ps 146:1–10; Pr 3:1–12; Pr 11:28; Pr 16:3; Pr 16:20; Pr 18:10–11; Pr 21:22; Pr 22:17–21; Pr 24:19–20; Pr 25:19; Pr 28:25–26; Pr 29:25; Ec 11:1–8; Is 7:1–9; Is 8:11–22; Is 10:20–34; Is 12:1–6; Is 20:1–6; Is 25:1–26:19; Is 28:1–22; Is 30:1–26; Is 31:1–3; Is 32:16–33:9; Is 33:17–24; Is 35:1–37:20; Is 40:1–41:20; Is 43:1–21; Is 49:14–50:11; Is 57:1–13; Is 59:1–8; Is 63:15–64:12; Je 2:1–37; Je 3:6–4:4; Je 5:1–31; Je 7:1–27; Je 10:17–25; Je 13:15–27; Je 14:19–22; Je 17:1–18; Je 20:7–18; Je 29:1–32; Je 39:11–18; Je 42:1–22; Je 46:13–26; Je 48:1–33; Je 49:1–22; La 3:22–42; Eze 16:15–30; Eze 17:1–21; Eze 29:1–16; Eze 33:12–20; Eze 33:23–29; Da 3:8–18; Da 3:26–30; Da 6:10–23; Am 6:1–14; Jon 1:17–2:10; Jon 3:5–10; Mic 6:1–8; Mic 7:1–20; Na 1:2–15; Hab 2:2–20; Hab 3:17–19; Zep 3:1–13; Zec 8:1–23; Zec 9:11–17; Mal 3:8–12; Mt 1:18–2:15; Mt 6:19–34; Mt 7:7–11; Mt 8:1–13; Mt 8:23–27; Mt 9:1–8; Mt 9:18–31; Mt 13:1–23; Mt 14:22–36; Mt 15:21–28; Mt 16:5–17; Mt 17:14–21; Mt 20:29–34; Mt 21:18–22; Mt 21:28–32; Mk 1:14–15; Mk 1:40–2:12; Mk 4:35–41; Mk 5:25–43; Mk 6:53–56; Mk 7:24–30; Mk 9:14–29; Mk 10:13–16; Mk 10:46–52; Mk 11:20–24; Mk 16:9–18; Lk 1:34–56; Lk 2:25–35; Lk 5:1–11; Lk 5:16–26; Lk 7:1–10; Lk 7:40–50; Lk 8:4–15; Lk 8:22–25; Lk 8:41–56; Lk 9:37–42; Lk 11:11–13; Lk 12:1–34; Lk 17:1–19; Lk 18:1–17; Lk 18:35–43; Lk 22:31–34; Lk 23:26–49; Lk 24:13–32; Jn 1:6–8; Jn 1:12–13; Jn 1:35–3:36; Jn 4:39–42; Jn 4:46–54; Jn 5:22–30; Jn 5:37–6:14; Jn 6:22–71; Jn 7:25–31; Jn 7:37–39; Jn 8:12–38; Jn 9:24–41; Jn 10:22–12:11; Jn 12:27–13:20; Jn 14:1–4; Jn 14:8–15:11; Jn 16:16–33; Jn 17:6–26; Jn 19:17–37; Jn 20:1–10; Jn 20:26–31; Ac 2:14–47; Ac 3:11–4:4; Ac 5:12–16; Ac 6:1–7; Ac 8:9–13; Ac 8:26–40; Ac 9:36–43; Ac 10:34–43; Ac 11:1–26; Ac 13:4–14:18; Ac 14:21–28; Ac 15:6–21; Ac 16:25–34; Ac 17:10–15; Ac 17:22–18:17; Ac 18:24–19:10; Ac 20:17–38; Ac 21:15–25; Ac 24:10–27; Ac 26:12–18; Ac 27:13–38; Ac 28:17–31; Ro 1:1–17; Ro 3:1–8; Ro 3:21–5:5; Ro 6:1–14; Ro 9:30–10:21; Ro 11:11–36; Ro 12:3–8; Ro 13:11–14:23; Ro 15:7–13; Ro 15:22–33; Ro 16:25–27; 1 Co 1:18–25; 1 Co 2:1–5; 1 Co 3:5–17; 1 Co 12:1–11; 1 Co 13:1–13; 1 Co 15:1–19; 1 Co 16:13–18; 2 Co 1:8–11; 2 Co 1:15–2:2; 2 Co 3:4–6; 2 Co 4:7–5:8; 2 Co 6:11–7:1; 2 Co 8:1–7; 2 Co 10:12–18; 2 Co 13:1–6; Ga 1:18–24; Ga 2:11–3:14; Ga 3:19–4:7; Ga 5:1–6; Ga 6:6–10; Eph 1:3–2:10; Eph 3:8–4:16; Eph 6:10–24; Php 1:19–30; Php 2:12–18; Php 3:1–11; Col 1:3–8; Col 1:19–23; Col 2:1–23; 1 Th 1:2–10; 1 Th 2:13–16; 1 Th 3:1–10; 1 Th 5:1–11; 2 Th 1:3–12; 2 Th 2:13–17; 1 Ti 1:1–2:15; 1 Ti 3:8–4:16; 1 Ti 5:3–16; 1 Ti 6:11–19; 2 Ti 1:3–18; 2 Ti 2:14–3:17; 2 Ti 4:6–8; Tt 1:1–4; Tt 1:10–2:10; Tt 3:1–8; Tt 3:15; Phm 4–7; Heb 2:10–18; Heb 4:1–10; Heb 6:1–12; Heb 10:19–12:2; Heb 13:1–17; Jas 1:2–8; Jas 2:1–26; Jas 5:7–12; 1 Pe 1:3–21; 1 Pe 2:4–10; 1 Pe 2:18–25; 1 Pe 4:12–19; 1 Pe 5:5–11; 2 Pe 1:1–11; 2 Pe 3:10–13; 1 Jn 3:16–23; 1 Jn 4:12–16; 1 Jn 4:20–5:13; Jud 3–11; Jud 20–23; Re 2:12–29; Re 13:1–10; Re 14:6–13;
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