BIBLE STUDY: The Glory of the Lord- KJV & Dr. Chafer
36x in the King James Bible
(Exodus 16:7) And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
(Exodus 16:10) And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
(Exodus 24:16) And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
(Exodus 24:17) And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
(Exodus 40:34) Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
(Exodus 40:35) And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
(Leviticus 9:6) And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commanded that ye should do: and the glory of the LORD shall appear unto you.
(Leviticus 9:23) And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the people.
(Numbers 14:10) But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.
(Numbers 14:21) But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.
(Numbers 16:19) And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation.
(Numbers 16:42) And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared.
(Numbers 20:6) And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.
(1 Kings 8:11) So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.
(2 Chronicles 5:14) So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.
(2 Chronicles 7:1) Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house.
(2 Chronicles 7:2) And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD’S house.
(2 Chronicles 7:3) And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
(Psalms 104:31) The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
(Psalms 138:5) Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.
(Isaiah 35:2) It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
(Isaiah 40:5) And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
(Isaiah 58:8) Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
(Isaiah 60:1) Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
(Ezekiel 1:28) As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
(Ezekiel 3:12) Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.
(Ezekiel 3:23) Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.
(Ezekiel 10:4) Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD’S glory.
(Ezekiel 10:18) Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims.
(Ezekiel 11:23) And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.
(Ezekiel 43:4) And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.
(Ezekiel 43:5) So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.
(Ezekiel 44:4) Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.
(Habakkuk 2:14) For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
(Luke 2:9) And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
(2 Corinthians 3:18) But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer
Since glory is one of the greatest themes related to God and to heaven, it is important that its outreach should be understood so far as human minds may proceed to comprehend. It would be natural enough to conceive of glory as some supernal illumination with an appeal to the range of human vision, but it rather includes the ecstatic state of mind and physical enjoyment which belong to celestial realms.
In the case of the boundless glory of God, it is said to be both essential or intrinsic and declarative. As for that glory which is called intrinsic or essential, it may be observed that, regardless of any recognition of it on the part of creatures, God is Himself a glorious being. Glory belongs to Him as light and heat belong to the sun. It therefore becomes a misrepresentation of infinite proportions to withhold from God a worthy acknowledgment of His glory. An injustice is forced upon Him if the entire universe of created beings does not ascribe to Him that essential glory. To fail to do so is to “lie, and do not the truth” (cf. 1Jn_1:6). The declarative glory of God, on the other hand, is that which His creatures may accord to Him. Unfallen angels and the redeemed in heaven declare His praises forever. Only fallen angels and members of this fallen race withhold glory from God. Such indignity and insult shall be accounted for to Him alone. It is this rebellion within God’s universe which the Son of God will judge in time to come.
Of the essential glory of God, again, it may be said that His glory is concentrated in Himself. It is because of what He is that glory belongs to Him and only Him. Respecting the declarative glory, furthermore, it may be stated that all His creation, as all His works, declare to a certain degree that glory—“The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psa_19:1). However, that which concerns the child of God more particularly is the essential glory itself for it will be that which he must ascribe to Him as rightfully His, and this is not difficult to do at all in the light of what He is and has revealed Himself to be.
Beyond all that Solomon’s glory typified, Christ’s earthly glory will be supreme when He sets up the kingdom on earth.
Essentially, the New Testament use of the word glory is of a place and not an estate. God, for example, is now “bringing many sons unto glory” (Heb_2:10). When Christ shall appear in glory, then shall His Bride appear with Him all glorious herself (Col_3:4). Doubtless glory is the same location as that to which Christ referred when He said in Joh_14:1-3, “I go to prepare a place for you.”