Anytime we use a dictionary, we must pick the correct definition for the context of what we are doing.
noun: (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring ("The goalie made a brilliant save")
verb: to keep up and reserve for personal or special use ("She saved the old family photographs in a drawer")
verb: feather one's nest; have a nest egg ("He saves half his salary")
verb: spend less; buy at a reduced price
verb: spend sparingly, avoid the waste of ("This move will save money")
verb: bring into safety
verb: make unnecessary an expenditure or effort ("This will save money")
verb: refrain from harming
verb: save from sins
verb: retain rights to
verb: save from ruin, destruction, or harm
name: A surname
The Biblical definition would be to save from sins.
What would be the Biblical definition for inspiration?
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary
INSPIRA'TION, n. [L. inspiro.]
- The act of drawing air into the lungs; the inhaling of air; a branch of respiration, and opposed to expiration.
- The act of breathing into any thing.
- The infusion of ideas into the mind by the Holy Spirit; the conveying into the minds of men, ideas, notices or monitions by extraordinary or supernatural influence; or the communication of the divine will to the understanding by suggestions or impressions on the mind, which leave no room to doubt the reality of their supernatural origin.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. 2 Tim.3.
- The infusion of ideas or directions by the supposed deities of pagans.
- The infusion or communication of ideas or poetic spirit, by a superior being or supposed presiding power; as the inspiration of Homer or other poet.
Breathe is not a Biblical definition, but a secular one. Because of choosing the wrong definition, there is now much heresy. All we had to do is look at the Bible.
2 Peter 1:20-21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
God did speak audibly to prophets and the writers of scripture, but not every time. According to this verse who spoke? holy men of God
How did they speak? As they were moved of the Holy Ghost
Inspiration is the Spirit of God moving on a person. It is not God speaking in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic so that only those words would ever be inspired or preserved.
…A big heresy because some people used the wrong definition.
In English class, I remember being taught to look at the root word to help with the definition, and then I would ask myself what would that be?
Inspiration – take away the suffix and prefix and you have what? Spir – Inspiration is by the Spirit
You don’t need to use the Greek word, but if you do, here is what you find.
The Greek word there is never translated in the Bible breathe – never!
Never in the King James Bible – it is in the NIV.
It is almost always translated as “spirit” (322 times), “Ghost” or “ghost” (91 times), “wind” (1 time), “life” (1 time), but never as “breath” or “breathed.”