What the scriptures say about
SAINT, SAINTS
One separated from the world and consecrated to God for use by God
References:
Easton's Bible Dictionary | Smith's Bible Dictionary | International Standard Bible Encyclopedia | Thompson Chain Reference

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2 Samuel 2:9-10 -
2 Chronicles 6:41 -
Psalm 30:4 -
Psalm 79:2 -
Psalm 85:8 -
Psalm 116:15 -
Psalm 148:14 -
Psalm 149 -
Daniel 7:18-27 -
Daniel 8:12 -
Acts 9:13 -
Romans 8:27 -
1 Corinthians 6:1-2 -
2 Corinthians 8:4 -
Ephesians 1:15-18 -
Ephesians 6:18 -
Colossians 1:12 -
Colossians 1:26 -
1 Timothy 5:10 -
Jude 1:3 -
Revelation 5:8 -
Revelation 11:18 -
Revelation 13:7, 10 -
Revelation 14:12 -
Revelation 16:6 -
Revelation 17:6 -
Revelation 18:20, 24 -
Revelation 19:8 -


SAINT [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

One separated from the world and consecrated to God; one holy by profession and by covenant; a believer in Christ (Psalms 16:3; Romans 1:7; 8:27; Phil 1:1; Hebrews 6:10).

The "saints" spoken of in Jude 1:14 are probably not the disciples of Christ, but the "innumerable company of angels" (Hebrews 12:22; Psalms 68:17), with reference to Deuteronomy 33:2.

This word is also used of the holy dead (Matthew 27:52; Revelation 18:24). It was not used as a distinctive title of the apostles and evangelists and of a "spiritual nobility" till the fourth century. In that sense it is not a scriptural title.


SAINT [Smith's Bible Dictionary]

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SAINTS [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

sants:

In the King James Version 3 words are thus rendered:

(1) qadhosh (in Dan the same root occurs several times in its Aramaic form, qaddish);
(2) chacidh, and
(3) hagioi.
Of these words (2) has in general the meaning of righteousness or goodness, while (1) and (3) have the meaning of consecration and divine claim and ownership. They are not primarily words of character, like chacidh, but express a relation to God as being set apart for His own. Wherever qadhosh refers to angels, the rendering "holy one" or "holy ones" has been substituted in the Revised Version (British and American) for the King James Version "saint" or "saints," which is the case also in Psalms 106:16 margin (compare Psalms 34:9), and in 1 Samuel 2:9, as the translation of chacidh.

While hagioi occurs more frequently in the New Testament than does qadhosh in the Old Testament, yet both are applied with practical uniformity to the company of God's people rather than to any individual. Perhaps the rendering "saints" cannot be improved, but it is necessary for the ordinary reader constantly to guard against the idea that New Testament saintship was in any way a result of personal character, and consequently that it implied approval of moral attainment already made. Such a rendering as "consecrate ones," for example, would bring out more clearly the relation to God which is involved, but, besides the fact that it is not a happy translation, it might lead to other errors, for it is not easy to remember that consecration -- the setting apart of the individual as one of the company whom God has in a peculiar way as His own -- springs not from man, but from God Himself, and that consequently it is in no way something optional, and admits of no degrees of progress, but, on the contrary, is from the beginning absolute duty. It should also be noted that while, as has been said, to be a saint is not directly and primarily to be good but to be set apart by God as His own, yet the godly and holy character ought inevitably and immediately to result. When God consecrates and claims moral beings for Himself and His service, He demands that they should go on to be fit for and worthy of the relation in which He has placed them, and so we read of certain actions as performed "worthily of the saints" (Romans 16:2) and as such "as becometh saints" (Ephesians 5:3). The thought of the holy character of the "saints," which is now so common as almost completely to obscure the real thought of the New Testament writers, already lay in their thinking very close to their conception of saintship as consecration by God to be His own.

David Foster Estes


SAINT [Thompson Chain Reference]
Saint's

    * Feet
          o 1 Samuel 2:9
          o 2 Samuel 22:34
          o Psalms 40:2
          o Isaiah 52:7
          o Ephesians 6:15
    * Portion
          o Psalms 16:5
          o Psalms 73:26
          o Psalms 119:57
          o Psalms 142:5
          o Lamentations 3:24
          o SEE Heritage; Spiritual 
    * Steps
          o Job 14:16
          o Job 31:4
          o Psalms 18:36
          o Psalms 37:23
          o Psalms 40:2
          o Proverbs 4:12
          o Proverbs 16:9
          o SEE Saint's; Feet  
Saints
# Contrasted with Sinners

    * Proverbs 10:6
    * Proverbs 10:16
    * Proverbs 10:25
    * Proverbs 11:5
    * Proverbs 12:7
    * Proverbs 13:21
    * Proverbs 14:32
    * Proverbs 15:6
    * Proverbs 21:15
    * Romans 2:9
    * 1 Peter 4:18
    * SEE Wicked, The 

# Death of

    * SEE Righteous, The 

# Despised

    * 1 Samuel 17:42
    * 2 Samuel 6:16
    * Nehemiah 2:19
    * Nehemiah 4:2
    * Job 12:4
    * Psalms 119:141
    * 1 Corinthians 1:28
    * 1 Corinthians 4:13
    * SEE Hated, Saints
    * SEE Derision
    * SEE Aha

# Exalted

    * Psalms 91:14
    * Isaiah 33:16
    * Isaiah 58:14
    * Daniel 12:3
    * Habakkuk 3:19
    * Matthew 19:28
    * Luke 19:17
    * 1 Corinthians 6:2
    * Revelation 3:21
    * Revelation 5:10
    * Revelation 11:12
    * SEE Reward
    * SEE Crowns
    * SEE Eternal; Glory
    * SEE Second Coming of Christ

# The Feet of

    * 1 Samuel 2:9
    * 2 Samuel 22:34
    * Psalms 40:2
    * Isaiah 52:7
    * Ephesians 6:15

# Fellowship of

    * Psalms 119:63
    * Malachi 3:16
    * Luke 24:15
    * Acts 2:42
    * Romans 1:12
    * Philippians 1:3
    * Philippians 1:5
    * 1 John 1:7
    * SEE Unity
    * SEE Hands 

# Glorified

    * Matthew 13:43
    * Luke 9:30
    * Luke 9:31
    * Romans 8:17
    * Philippians 3:21
    * Colossians 3:4
    * 1 Peter 5:1
    * Revelation 7:9
    * Revelation 14:1
    * Revelation 22:5
    * SEE Redeemed, The
    * SEE Saints; Exalted 

# Hated

    * Isaiah 66:5
    * Matthew 24:9
    * Luke 6:22
    * Luke 21:17
    * John 15:19
    * John 17:14
    * 1 John 3:13
    * SEE Persecution

# They cannot be Moved

    * Psalms 15:5
    * Psalms 16:8
    * Psalms 21:7
    * Psalms 46:5
    * Psalms 55:22
    * Psalms 66:9
    * Psalms 112:6
    * Psalms 121:3
    * Psalms 125:1
    * Proverbs 10:30
    * Carnal
          o SEE Carnal Security
          o SEE Safety

# When Obedient were Invincible

    * Deuteronomy 7:24
    * Deuteronomy 11:25
    * Deuteronomy 28:7
    * Joshua 1:5
    * Joshua 10:8
    * Joshua 21:44
    * Joshua 23:9
    * Song of Solomon 6:10
    * SEE Strength

# God's Knowledge of the Saints

    * In Time of Trouble
          o Nahum 1:7
    * At every day Tasks
          o John 1:48
    * Their Individual Names
          o John 10:3
    * Intimate Acquaintanceship
          o John 10:14
    * True Love Recognized
          o 1 Corinthians 8:3
          o Galatians 4:9
    * The Sure Foundation of Christian Hope
          o 2 Timothy 2:19

# Pillars, as

    * Jeremiah 1:18
    * Galatians 2:9
    * Revelation 3:12

# Portion of

    * Psalms 16:5
    * Psalms 73:26
    * Psalms 119:57
    * Psalms 142:5
    * Lamentations 3:24
    * SEE Heritage; Spiritual 

# Promises to

    * Psalms 37:28
    * Psalms 97:10
    * Psalms 116:15
    * Psalms 132:16
    * Psalms 149:9
    * Daniel 7:27
    * 1 Corinthians 6:2
    * Revelation 11:18
    * SEE Sons
    * SEE God's
    * SEE Divine 

# Remembered

    * Genesis 8:1
    * Genesis 19:29
    * Numbers 10:9
    * Psalms 98:3
    * Psalms 136:23
    * Isaiah 49:14-16
    * SEE Providence, Divine
    * SEE Divine; Care 

# Scattered

    * (abroad)
    * Matthew 8:11
    * Matthew 26:31
    * Mark 13:27
    * John 11:52
    * Acts 8:1
    * James 1:1
    * SEE Dispersion

# Sealed by God

    * Ezekiel 9:4
    * 2 Corinthians 1:22
    * Revelation 7:3
    * Revelation 9:4
    * Revelation 14:1
    * Revelation 22:4

# Security of

    * Job 11:18
    * Psalms 91:5
    * Psalms 112:7
    * Psalms 125:1
    * Proverbs 1:33
    * Proverbs 3:24
    * Isaiah 33:16
    * Isaiah 43:2
    * Hebrews 13:6
    * 1 Peter 3:13
    * SEE Safety
    * SEE Divine
    * SEE Fortress, God a
    * SEE Divine
    * SEE Divine
    * SEE Shield, God a

# Steps of

    * Job 14:16
    * Job 31:4
    * Psalms 18:36
    * Psalms 37:23
    * Psalms 40:2
    * Proverbs 4:12
    * Proverbs 16:9
    * SEE Saint's; Feet  

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