Category: Word Wealth

Word Wealth: Sanctification

Word Wealth: Sanctification

This week’s Word Wealth is Sanctification
hagiazó: to make holy, consecrate, sanctify

Original Word: ἁγιάζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: hagiazó
Phonetic Spelling: (hag-ee-ad’-zo)
Short Definition: I make holy, sanctify
Definition: I make holy, treat as holy, set apart as holy, sanctify, hallow, purify.

Thayer teaches us that sancification is

to purify internally by reformation of soul: John 17:17, 19(through knowledge of the truth, cf. John 8:32); 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Corinthians 1:2 (ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ in the fellowship of Christ, the Holy One); Romans 15:16 (ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳimbued with the Holy Spirit, the divine source of holiness); Jude 1:1 (L T Tr WH ἠγαπημένοις (which see)); Revelation 22:11. In general, Christians are called ἡγιασμένοι (cf. Deuteronomy 33:3), as those who, freed from the impurity of wickedness, have been brought near to God by their faith and sanctity, Acts 20:32; Acts 26:18. In 1 Corinthians 7:14ἁγιάζεσθαι is used in a peculiar sense of those who, although not Christians themselves, are yet, by marriage with a Christian, withdrawn from the contamination of heathen impiety and brought under the saving influence of the Holy Spirit displaying itself among Christians; cf. Neander at the passage.

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Word Wealth: Justification (dikaiósis)

Word Wealth: Justification (dikaiósis)

Our first Word Wealth entry comes from Strong’s Dictionary of the Bible and covers what is, perhaps, the most important word for a Christian, justification:

In Greek the word is dikaiósis (δικαίωσις)

dikaiósis: the act of pronouncing righteous, acquittal

Original Word: δικαίωσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: dikaiósis
Phonetic Spelling: (dik-ah’-yo-sis)
Short Definition: acquittal, justification
Definition: acquittal, justifying, justification, a process of absolution.


This word is used only in Romans 4:25 and Romans 5:18. It focuses on the acquitted penalty by receiving Christ – i.e. as a person is moved from eternal “condemned” to “divinely pardoned” at conversion. 1347 (dikaíōsis) is the cognate in the dik- word-family which most closely aligns with the theological meaning of the term justification.”


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Word Wealth Category Introduction

Word Wealth Category Introduction

Have you ever encountered a term, while reading your Bible, and found yourself saying “what does this mean?” We frequently find, as Christians, that there are unique words that belong only to us and  it is important that we know them, understand what they mean, and apply them to our lives as regularly as is possible. To that end, we bring you Word Wealth.

Word Wealth wil use 3 Dictionaries, Thayer’s Greek-English New Testament Lexicon, Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old Testament and New Testament Words, and Strong’s Bible Dictionary to help you understand these important terms.

We will offer an new word every Wednesday for your consideration and growth.

Grace to you. May your study be enriched by the Holy Spirit