Honouring God: 9 Bible verses about glory

The word 'glory' translates different Hebrew and Greek words in the Old and New Testaments, notably 'K-B-D' in Hebrew and 'doxa' in Greek. The root of the Hebrew word is 'heaviness' or 'weight'; the Greek word means 'dignity' or 'praise'.

When the word is used of God, it usually refers to the honour given to him because of his weighty goodness, power and authority. Sometimes in the Old Testament it's used as a way of describing the way he manifests himself to human beings.

texbeckThe glory of God is a theme of the Old and New Testaments.

Here are nine Bible verses about God's glory.

1. I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord (Exodus 14:4).

2. To the Israelites the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain (Exodus 24:7).

3. He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind (1 Samuel 15:29).

4. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the Lord in the splendour of his holiness (1 Chronicles 16:29).

5. How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? (Psalm 4:2)

6. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands (Psalm 19:1).

7. Give glory to the Lord your God before he brings the darkness, before your feet stumble on the darkening hills (Jeremiah 13:16).

8. At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory (Mark 13:26).

9. Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him (John 7:18).