What is meant by figurative


What is meant by figurative ….

Often we will here from a Teacher, Preacher, Deacon, Bishop in the Word [SEE parts of the Church – I Corinthians Chapter 12] naming a term in the Holy Bible as “figurative” . To expound and define this is to understand why a term or phrase is as a figurative meaning not a direct meaning or literally in the Holy Bible. To wit…..

Parable is kind of “figurative” …..

Eze 17:2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel; ….

Eze 24:3 And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto them, ….

Mat 13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

Mat 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, ….

Mat 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: ….

Mat 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. ….

Mat 21:33 Hear another parable: ….

Mat 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: …

Mar 4:13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? ….

Dark Saying or sentence as a parable likeness or riddle or hidden meaning for those of Faith….

Psa 49:4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp. …

Psa 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: ….

Pro 1:6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. ….

Similitude is like spiritual image or form of or representation of……

Num 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? ….

Deu 4:12 And the Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice. ….

Psa 144:12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: ….

Rom 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. ….

Jas 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. :9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

(Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: …. )

Graven image….

Deu 4:16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, ….

Exo 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: ….

Lev 26:1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.

( Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, … )

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