Looking to help your church and family stay connected to the Word while social distancing?
Check out our free church library, church online resources, and family resources.

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Stand, Standing
Stand, StandingAmong postures portrayed in the Bible, standing is a major image. Most of the more than six hundred references denote presence or location, as when we read about “towns that stood on mounds” (Josh 11:13 RSV), the Lord’s tabernacle that “stands” in Israel (Josh 22:19), people who stand
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
standing. A gesture of respect and honor, often made during the singing of *hymns and the *Gospel reading. In the OC it is traditional for the congregation to stand most if not all of the service, as was the custom in the ancient church (pews emerged in the Middle Ages).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
STAND FIRM [יָצַבyatsav; στήκω stēkō]. To stand firm means to have courage, strong resolve, and faith in God: “If you do not stand firm in faith, you shall not stand at all” (Isa 7:9). Moses tells the people to stand firm, because God would deliver them from the advancing Egyptian army (Exod 14:13).
STAND UP [יָצַבyatsav, עָמַדʿamadh, קוּםqum; ἀνακύπτω anakyptō, ἐγείρω egeirō]. This English phrase is used to translate a variety of Hebrew and Greek words in the Bible. The OT often uses the phrase with respect to one’s posture towards God or within an assembly of God’s people (e.g., Josh 7:10;
See also
Topics & Themes