5548 speech, divine

5548 speech, divine

Scripture assumes and affirms that God has spoken to many different people throughout the ages in a variety of ways.

Speech as a synonym for revelation

Heb 1:1-2 See also Dt 8:3; 1Sa 3:1,7; Ps 147:19; Jn 17:6-8,14; 1Co 2:6-10

Different modes of divine speech

The voice of nature Isa 30:30-31 See also Ps 29:3-9; Job 37:1-5 God’s voice is depicted as thunder, the most awesome sound in nature; Isa 33:3

A literal, audible voice Mt 17:5 pp Mk 9:7 pp Lk 9:34 See also 1Ki 19:9-13; Da 4:31; Jn 12:28-29; Ac 9:3-7

Visions Ge 46:2 See also Isa 6:8-13; Jer 1:11-14; Eze 1:28-2:1; Ac 18:9-10; Ac 22:17-18

Dreams Ge 31:24 See also Ge 20:3-7; 1Ki 3:5-14; Job 33:15-18; Mt 1:20-21; Mt 2:13; Mt 1:19-20

Divine speech through human messengers

Jesus Christ Jn 14:10 See also Jn 7:16; Jn 8:28; Jn 12:49-50; Jn 14:24

Prophets 2Pe 1:21 See also 1Sa 8:7-9; 1Ki 17:24; 2Ch 36:15; Isa 38:4-8; Eze 3:10-11; Zec 7:4-12

Apostles 1Th 2:13 See also Gal 1:11-12; 2Pe 3:2; 1Jn 1:1-3

Divine speech through angels

Ac 8:26 See also Da 9:20-23; Lk 1:11-20,26-38

Examples of divine communication

Dialogues between individuals and God Ge 4:9-15 See also Ge 18:16-33; Ex 3:3-4:17 ; Ac 9:10-16

Messages received by people Ge 35:1 See also Ge 12:1-3; Jos 1:1-9; 2Sa 7:4-16; 1Ki 6:11-13

Descriptions of divine speech

The sound of God’s voice Eze 43:1-2 See also 1Ki 19:12; Rev 1:15

The effect of God’s word Isa 55:10-11 See also Ps 119:105; Jer 23:29; Zec 1:13; Heb 4:12; Rev 19:15

The character of divine speech Ps 12:6 See also Ps 18:30; Ps 19:7-11; Ps 119:89,160; 1Pe 1:24-25; Isa 40:6-8

God’s word is recognised and loved by his people

Ps 119:103 See also Eze 3:1-3; Jn 10:3-5,27; Ac 13:48

God’s word is supremely revealed in Jesus Christ

Jn 1:14 See also Heb 1:2

See also

1210God, human descriptions
1403God, revelation
1409dream
1428prophecy, OT inspiration
1439revelation
1469visions
1690word of God
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
4110angels
5263communication
7706apostles
7773prophets, role

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