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Labors, tasks; to cause, to achieve by effort
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Deuteronomy 3:24 (mighty acts); 32:4 (ways)
Psalm 28:5 (what God's hands have done)

WORKS, COVENANT OF [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

Entered into by God with Adam as the representative of the human race (Compare Genesis 9:11,12; 17:1-21), so styled because perfect obedience was its condition, thus distinguishing it from the covenant of grace.

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WORKS [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

wurk, wurks: "To work" in the Old Testament is usually the translation of `asah, or of pa`al (of the works both of God and of man), and "work" (noun) is most frequently the translation of ma`aseh, or mela'khah; in the New Testament of energeo, ergazomai (and compound), with ergon (noun).

The word "works" (erga) is a favorite designation in John for the wonderful works of Jesus (5:36; 10:38; 15:24, etc.; "miracles" to us, "works" to Him).

"Works" is used by Paul and James, in a special sense, as denoting (with Paul) those legal performances by means of which men sought to be accepted of God, in contradistinction to that faith in Christ through which the sinner is justified apart from all legal works (Romans 3:27; 4:2,6, etc.; Galatians 2:16; 3:2,5,10), "working through love" (Galatians 5:6; 1 Thessalonians 1:3), and is fruitful in all truly "good works," in which Christian believers are expected to abound (2 Corinthians 9:8; Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 1:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:17, etc.). When James speaks of being justified by "works" as well as by "faith" (2 Thessalonians 2:14-17), he has in view those works which show faith to be real and vital.

"Dead works" avail nothing (compare Hebrews 9:14; 10:24). Judgment is according to "works" (Matthew 16:27, the Revised Version (British and American) "deeds," margin "Greek: `doing' " praxis; Romans 2:6; 1 Peter 1:17, etc.), the new life being therein evidenced. A contrast between "faith" and "good works" is never drawn in the New Testament.

See, further, JUSTIFICATION.

W. L. Walker

WORKS [Thompson Chain Reference]
Works of God

    * (wonderful)
    * General References to
          o Psalms 8:3
          o Psalms 19:1
          o Psalms 26:7
          o Psalms 40:5
          o Psalms 111:4
          o Psalms 139:14
          o Ecclesiastes 3:11
          o Revelation 15:3
          o SEE Wonders 
    * Spoken of as Great Things
          o Deuteronomy 10:21
          o 1 Samuel 12:24
          o Job 5:9
          o Psalms 126:2
          o Mark 3:8
          o Mark 5:19
    * Referred to as "The Lord's Doings"
          o Genesis 24:50
          o 1 Samuel 3:11
          o Psalms 118:23
          o Psalms 126:3
          o Isaiah 28:21
          o Isaiah 29:14
          o Matthew 21:42
          o SEE Wonders 


    * Christ's
          o (mighty)
          o Matthew 11:2
          o Matthew 11:20
          o Matthew 13:54
          o Mark 6:2
          o Mark 6:14
          o Luke 19:37
          o John 5:36
          o John 9:4
          o John 10:25
          o John 10:38
          o John 14:11
          o John 15:24
          o SEE Miracles
    * Evil
          o (condemned)
          o John 7:7
          o John 8:41
          o Galatians 5:19
          o James 3:16
          o 2 Peter 2:8
          o Jude 1:15
          o SEE Sin
          o SEE Evil; Activity 
    * God's
          o (wonderful)
          o General References to
          o Psalms 8:3
          o Psalms 19:1
          o Psalms 26:7
          o Psalms 40:5
          o Psalms 111:4
          o Psalms 139:14
          o Ecclesiastes 3:11
          o Revelation 15:3
          o SEE Wonders 
    * Insufficient to Secure Salvation
          o Matthew 7:22
          o Matthew 7:23
          o Romans 3:20
          o Romans 9:32
          o Romans 11:6
          o Galatians 2:16
          o Ephesians 2:8
          o Ephesians 2:9
          o 2 Timothy 1:9
          o Titus 3:4
          o Titus 3:5
          o SEE Faith
          o SEE Grace
    * Of Darkness, (secret sins)
          o Job 24:14
          o Proverbs 7:8
          o Proverbs 7:9
          o John 3:20
          o Romans 13:12
          o Ephesians 5:11
          o 1 Thessalonians 5:7
          o SEE Activity; Evil 
    * Prove
          o Matthew 5:16
          o Luke 10:37
          o John 5:36
          o James 2:18
          o 1 Peter 2:12
          o SEE Miracles Testify
    * Trusting in
          o Luke 18:12
          o Romans 9:32
          o Romans 10:3
          o Galatians 3:10
          o SEE False 

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