way

way

Literally, a path or road, but in the Bible a term that is often used in more figurative ways. It can describe “natural” patterns of behavior observed in the world (Prov 30:19), God’s patterns of activity (Ps 18:30; Isa 55:8-9), or human lifestyles (Ps 1:6). In the NT, Jesus is identified as the Way to a new relationship with God (John 14:4-6), and the early Christians are known as followers of “the Way” (Acts 9:2; Acts 19:9; Acts 19:23; Acts 24:22; Mark 10:52).

Prov 30:19

19the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a girl.

Ps 18:30

30This God—his way is perfect;
the promise of the Lord proves true;
he is a shield for all who take refuge in him.

Isa 55:8-9

8For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.9For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ... View more

Ps 1:6

6for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

John 14:4-6

4And you know the way to the place where I am going.”5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”6Jesus said to him ... View more

Acts 9:2

2and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

Acts 19:9

9When some stubbornly refused to believe and spoke evil of the Way before the congregation, he left them, taking the disciples with him, and argued daily in the ... View more

Acts 19:23

23About that time no little disturbance broke out concerning the Way.

Acts 24:22

22But Felix, who was rather well informed about the Way, adjourned the hearing with the comment, “When Lysias the tribune comes down, I will decide your case.”

Mark 10:52

52Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

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