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The Deity of Christ: Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament

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In "Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament" there are passages that are attributed to the Lord Jesus, but elsewhere they are in reference to God. This is not surprising since the Lord Jesus is God. While in other passages the Lord Jesus is clearly portrayed as God.

The boldface below is mine.




1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God. (NASB)

1. Concerning 'Lord' (kyrios): to Jesus


2. Concerning 'disclose' (phaneroō): of God as judge, 1 Corinthians 4:5



1 Corinthians 11:32

But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world. (NASB)

1. Concerning 'disciplined' (paideuō): in bibl. and eccl. use employed of God, to chasten by the infliction of evils and calamities: 1 Corinthians 11:32


2. Concerning 'Lord' (kyrios): On the other hand, κρινόμενοι δὲ ὑπὸ τοῦ κυρ. in 1 Corinthians 11:32 must certainly, I think, be taken of Christ, on account of 10:22, cf. 10:21



Philippians 2:6

who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped. (NASB)

1. Concerning 'form' (morphē): this whole passage...is to be explained as follows: who, although (formerly when he was λόγος ἄσαρκος) "he bore the form (in which he appeared to the inhabitants of heaven) of God (the sovereign, opposed to μορφή δούλου), yet did not think that this equality with God was to be eagerly clung to or retained (see ἁρπαγμός, 2), but emptied himself of it (see κενόω, 1) so as to assume the form of a servant, in that he became like unto men (for angels also are δοῦλοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, Revelation 19:10; Revelation 22:8f) and was found in fashion as a man".



Colossians 2:9

For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form. (NASB)

1. Concerning 'Deity' (theotēs): the state of being God.



1 Peter 2:25

For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. (NASB)

1. Concerning 'to' (epi: C 2 f): to God


2. Concerning 'Shepherd' (poimēn): of Christ



2 Peter 3:18

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (NASB)

1. Concerning 'glory' (doxa): so as to honor God, to promote his glory (among men):...in doxologies Luke 2:14, cf. 19:38; Romans 11:36; Ephesians 3:21; 2 Peter 3:18; Romans 16:27; Galatians 1:5; 2 Timothy 4:18; Hebrews 13:21; Philippians 4:20; 1 Timothy 1:17.



Revelation 5:12

saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.” (NASB)

1. Concerning 'wisdom' (sophia): supreme intelligence, such as belongs to God: Rev. 7:12, also to Christ, exalted to God's right hand, Rev. 5:12 (sophia).


The Lord Jesus possesses "supreme intelligence" which is the same thing as saying He is omniscient (God).



Revelation 22:13

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (NASB)

1. Concerning the Greek word prōtos (first): the Eternal One, Rev. 1:17; 2:8; 22:13


The Eternal One is "the Alpha and the Omega" and for "the meaning of the phrase cf. Rev. 11.17"



Thus the appellations apply to the Lord Jesus in Revelation 11:17. It reads,

saying, “We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign. (NASB)

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