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Increase
Accumulate • Grow • Growth • Multiply • Redound
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Increase
Increase[Heb rāḇâ (Gen. 7:17f.; 30:30; Ex. 1:7; Lev. 25:16; Ezk. 23:19; Dnl. 12:4; etc.), yeḇûlâ (Lev. 26:4; Nu. 32:22; Ps. 85:2 [MT 3]; etc.), yāsap̱ (Nu. 32:14; Ps. 115:14; Prov. 1:5; 9:9; Eccl. 1:18; etc.), tarbîṯ (Lev. 25:36; Ezk. 18:8, 13, 17; 22:12), šeg̱er (Dt. 7:13; 28:4, 18, 51),
Redound
Redound An English verb derived from Lat redundo, “overflow” (from re-, “back,” and undo, “surge as a wave”). It has the archaic sense of “overflow” in the AV of 2 Cor. 4:15, where it renders Gk. perisseúō (lit “cause to abound”; RSV “increase”). In modern English it generally means “lead inevitably
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Increase
INCREASE. A noun or verb meaning multiplication or growth, translating sundry Heb. and Gk. words. Primarily the term involved the natural reproduction and germination of cattle and harvest, but always under God’s direction and control (Lv. 26:4; Dt. 7:13; Ps. 67:6), as acknowledged by the tithe (Dt.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Increase, Stories of
Increase, Stories ofWhile the total number of increase stories is not large, they appeal to something deep-seated in human longings. These accounts draw our imaginations to contemplate the mystery and wonder of God’s workings and of his willingness to be generous to people.A leading OT example of the
Grow, Growth
Grow, GrowthThe image of growth is applied to the nation of Israel, to individuals and to rulers. Although it is a prominent image in Scripture, it does not enjoy the preeminent role that it currently has in Western culture. In the Scriptures persons grow in knowledge and virtues, but metaphors related
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
INCREASE
INCREASE<in’-kres>, (noun), <in-kres’> (verb): Employed in the English Bible both as verb and as noun, and in both cases to represent a number of different words in the original. As a verb it is used in the ordinary sense of the term. As a noun it is usually used of plant life, or of the herds and flocks,
REDOUND
REDOUND<re-dound’> (from re-, “back,” and undare, “to surge as a wave”): To be sent back as a reaction, to overflow; occurs only as the translation of [περισσεύω, perisseuo], “to be over and above,” “to superabound” (frequent in the New Testament); in 2 Corinthians 4:15, “might through the
Compton’s Encyclopedia
growth
growthAn increase in size is growth, a process that is usually thought of in terms of living things. Inanimate objects, however, also grow, though it is of a different and limited nature. Crystals, for example, can increase in size, but they cannot reproduce themselves. In plants and animals, growth
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Growing
GROWINGUnder this term students of the Greek Testament have to do with only one word—and that a verb, αὐξάνω. The consideration of the corresponding substantive does not properly form the subject of inquiry in this Dictionary. Rare in classical literature, αὔξησις is used only twice in the NT, viz.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Increase
INCREASE Multiplication or growth. In the OT increase often refers to the reproduction of livestock and to the harvest (Lev. 26:3–4; Deut. 7:12–13). The promise of increase is contingent on Israel’s fulfilling its covenant commitments. Increase is used figuratively for Israel as the first-fruits of God’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Increase
INCREASE, inʹkrēs (noun), in-krēsʹ (vb.): Employed in the Eng. Bible both as vb. and as noun, and in both cases to represent a number of different words in the original. As a vb. it is used in the ordinary sense of the term. As a noun it is usually used of plant life, or of the herds and flocks, to
Redound
REDOUND, rē̇-doundʹ (from re, “back,” and undare, “to surge as a wave”): To be sent back as a reaction, to overflow; occurs only as the tr of περισσεύω, perisseúō, “to be over and above,” “to superabound” (frequent in the NT); in 2 Cor 4:15, “might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory