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Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Greek - hope for again
Greek - have hope
Greek - hope, hopes
Greek - hope, hope for, things hoped for, hoped, hopes
Greek - first to hope
Hebrew - no hope, hopeless
Hebrew - hope
Hebrew - have hope
Hebrew - hope
Hebrew - hope, hoped, hopefully wait
Hebrew - hope, Hope
Hebrew - hope
Hebrew - vainly hope
Hebrew - hope
Hebrew - hope, have hope, hoped
Hebrew - hope
Hebrew - hope, hoped
Hebrew - hope
Hebrew - false hope
Hebrew - hope
Hebrew - hope
Hebrew - hope, hoped
Hebrew - hope
Hebrew - hope
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One of the three main elements of Christian character (1 Corinthians 13:13). It is joined to faith and love, and is opposed to seeing or possessing (Romans 8:24; 1 John 3:2). "Hope is an essential and fundamental element of Christian life, so essential indeed, that, like faith and love, it can itself designate the essence of Christianity (1 Peter 3:15; Hebrews 10:23). In it the whole glory of the Christian vocation is centred (Ephesians 1:18; 4:4)." Unbelievers are without this hope (Ephesians 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:13). Christ is the actual object of the believer's hope, because it is in his second coming that the hope of glory will be fulfilled (1 Timothy 1:1; Colossians 1:27; Titus 2:13). It is spoken of as "lively", i.e., a living, hope, a hope not frail and perishable, but having a perennial life (1 Peter 1:3). In Romans 5:2 the "hope" spoken of is probably objective, i.e., "the hope set before us," namely, eternal life (comp 12:12). In 1 John 3:3 the expression "hope in him" ought rather to be, as in the Revised Version, "hope on him," i.e., a hope based on God.


Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Hope'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/ebd/view.cgi?number=T1813>. 1897.

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