The Bible

Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

1. To cry for help, hence to pray (Genesis 4:26). Thus men are said to "call upon the name of the Lord" (Acts 2:21; 7:59; 9:14; Romans 10:12; 1 Corinthians 1:2).

2. God calls with respect to men when he designates them to some special office (Exodus 31:2; Isaiah 22:20; Acts 13:2), and when he invites them to accept his offered grace (Matthew 9:13; 11:28; 22:4).

In the message of the gospel his call is addressed to all men, to Jews and Gentiles alike (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15; Romans 9:24, 25). But this universal call is not inseparably connected with salvation, although it leaves all to whom it comes inexcusable if they reject it (John 3:14-19; Matthew 22:14).

An effectual call is something more than the outward message of the Word of God to men. It is internal, and is the result of the enlightening and sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit (John 16:14; Acts 26:18; John 6:44), effectually drawing men to Christ, and disposing and enabling them to receive the truth (John 6:45; Acts 16:14; Ephesians 1:17).

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALL, verb transitive [Heb. To hold or restrain.] In a general sense, to drive; to strain or force out sound. Hence,

1. To name; to denominate or give a name. And God called the light day, and the darkness he called night. Genesis 1:5.

2. To convoke; to summon; to direct or order to meet; to assemble by order or public notice; often with together; as, the king called his council together; the president called together the congress.

3. To request to meet or come.

He sent his servants to call them that were bidden. Math. 22.

4. To invite.

Because I have called and ye refused. Proverbs 1:28.

5. To invite or summon to come or be present; to invite, or collect.

CALL all your senses to you.

6. To give notice to come by authority; to command to come; as, call a servant.

7. To proclaim; to name, or publish the name.

Nor parish clerk, who calls the psalm so clear.

8. To appoint or designate, as for an office, duty or employment.

See, I have called by name Bezaleel. Exodus 31:2.

Paul called to be an apostle. Romans 1:1.

9. To invite; to warn; to exhort. Isaiah 22:12.

10. To invite or draw into union with Christ; to bring to know, believe and obey the gospel.

Revelation 19:9

11. To own and acknowledge. Hebrews 2:11.

12. To invoke or appeal to.

I call God for a record. 2 Corinthians 1:23.

13. To esteem or account. Isaiah 47:5. Matthew 3:15.

To call down, to invite, or to bring down.

To call back, to revoke, or retract; to recall; to summon or bring back.

To call for, to demand, require or claim, as a crime calls for punishment; or to cause to grow. Ezekiel 36:29. Also, to speak for; to ask; to request; as, to call for a dinner.

To call in, to collect, as to call in debts or money; or to draw from circulation, as to call in clipped coin; or to summon together; to invite to come together; as, to call in neighbors or friends.

To call forth, to bring or summon to action; as, to call forth all the faculties of the mind.

To call off, to summon away; to divert; as, to call off the attention; to call off workmen from their employment.

To call up, to bring into view or recollection; as, to call u the image of a deceased friend; also, to bring into action, or discussion; as, to call up a bill before a legislative body.

To call over, to read a list, name by name; to recite separate particulars in order, as a roll of names.

To call out, to summon to fight; to challenge; also, to summon into service; as, to call out the militia.

To call to mind, to recollect; to revive in memory.

CALL, verb intransitive

1. To utter a loud sound, or to address by name; to utter the name; sometimes with to.

The angel of God called to Hagar. Genesis 21:3.

2. To stop, without intention of staying; to make a short stop; as, to call at the inn. This use Johnson supposes to have originated in the custom of denoting ones presence at the door by a call It is common, in this phrase, to use at, as to call at the inn; or on, as to call on a friend. This application seems to be equivalent to speak, D. Kallen. Let us speak at this place.

To call on, to make a short visit to; also, to solicit payment, or make a demand of a debt. In a theological sense, to pray to or worship; as, to call on the name of the Lord. Gen 4. To repeat solemnly.

To call out, to utter a loud voice; to bawl; a popular use of the phrase.

CALL, noun

1. A vocal address, of summons or invitation; as, he will not come at a call

2. Demand; requisition; public claim; as, listen to the calls of justice or humanity.

3. Divine vocation, or summons; as the call of Abraham.

4. Invitation; request of a public body or society; as, a clergyman has a call to settle in the ministry.

5. A summons from heaven; impulse.

St. Paul believed he had a call when he persecuted the Christians.

6. Authority; command.

7. A short visit; as, to make a call; to give one a call that is, a speaking to; D. Kallen. To give one a call is to stop a moment and speak or say a word; or to have a short conversation with.

8. Vocation; employment. In this sense calling is generally used.

9. A naming; a nomination.

10. Among hunters, a lesson blown on the horn, to comfort the hounds.

11. Among seamen, a whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to their duty.

12. The English name of the mineral called by the Germans tungsten or wolfram.

13. Among fowlers, the noise or cry of a fowl, or a pipe to call birds by imitating their voice.

14. In legislative bodies, the call of the house, is a calling over the names of the members, to discover who is absent or for other purpose; a calling of names with a view to obtain answers from the person named.

Naves Topical Index
Call, Personal

By Christ
Isaiah 55:5; Romans 1:6

By His Spirit
Revelation 22:17

By His works
Psalms 19:2-3; Romans 1:20

By His ministers
Jeremiah 35:15; 2 Corinthians 5:20

By His gospel
2 Thessalonians 2:14

Is from darkness to light
1 Peter 2:9

Addressed to all
Isaiah 45:22; Matthew 20:16

Most reject
Proverbs 1:24; Matthew 20:16

Effectual to saints
Psalms 110:3; Acts 13:48; 1 Corinthians 1:24

Not to many wise
1 Corinthians 1:26

To saints, is of grace
Galatians 1:6; 2 Timothy 1:9

According to the purpose of God
Romans 8:28; Romans 9:11; Romans 9:23-24

Without repentance
Romans 11:20

Philippians 3:14

2 Timothy 1:9

Hebrews 3:1

To fellowship with Christ
1 Corinthians 1:9

To holiness
1 Thessalonians 4:7

To a prize
Philippians 3:14

To liberty
Galatians 5:13

To peace
1 Corinthians 7:15; Colossians 3:15

To glory and virtue
2 Peter 1:3

To the eternal glory of Christ
2 Thessalonians 2:14; 1 Peter 5:10

To eternal life
1 Timothy 6:12

Partakers of, justified
Romans 8:30

Walk worthy of
Ephesians 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:11

Blessedness of receiving
Revelation 19:9

Is to be made sure
2 Peter 1:10

Praise God for
1 Peter 2:9

Proverbs 8:3-4; Matthew 23:3-9

Rejection of, leads to:

Judicial blindness
Isaiah 6:9; Acts 28:24-27; Romans 11:8-10

Isaiah 66:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11

Withdrawal of the means of grace
Jeremiah 26:4-6; Acts 13:46; Acts 18:6; Revelation 2:5

Temporal judgments
Isaiah 28:12; Jeremiah 6:16; Jeremiah 6:19; Jeremiah 35:17; Zech 7:12-14

Rejection by God
Proverbs 1:24-32; Jeremiah 6:19; Jeremiah 6:30

John 12:48; Hebrews 2:1-3; Hebrews 12:25

Proverbs 29:1; Matthew 22:3-7

To special religious duty:

To special religious duty:
Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 51:2; Hebrews 11:8

Of Moses
Exodus 3:2; Exodus 3:4; Exodus 3:10; Exodus 4:1-16; Psalms 105:26; Acts 7:34-35

Of Aaron and his sons
Exodus 4:14-16; Psalms 105:26; Exodus 28:1; Hebrews 5:4

Of Joshua
Numbers 27:18-19; Numbers 27:22-23; Deuteronomy 31:14; Deuteronomy 31:23; Joshua 1:1-9

Of Gideon
Judges 6:11-16

Of Samuel
1 Samuel 3:4-10

Of Solomon
1 Chronicles 28:6; 1 Chronicles 28:10

Of Jehu
2 Kings 9:6-7; 2 Chronicles 22:7

Of Cyrus
Isaiah 45:1-3

Of Amos
Amos 7:14-15

Of Apostles
Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-17; Mark 3:13-19; Luke 6:13-15; Mark 2:14; Matthew 9:9; Luke 5:27; John 15:16

Of the rich young man
Mark 10:21-22

Of Paul
Acts 9:4-6; Acts 9:15-16; Acts 13:2-3; Romans 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:1; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Galatians 1:1; Ephesians 1:1; Colossians 1:1; 1 Timothy 1:1; 2 Timothy 1:1

Of all who are called of God
Romans 8:30; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 1:24; 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; 2 Timothy 1:9; Hebrews 3:1-2; Hebrews 3:7-8; 1 Peter 5:10; 2 Peter 1:3; 2 Peter 1:10; Jude 1:1; Revelation 17:14
Minister, A Sacred Teacher, Call of; Backsliders; Seekers

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALLAT, noun A trull, or a scold.

CALLET, verb intransitive To rail; to scold.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALLED, participle passive Invited; summoned; addressed; named; appointed; invoked; assembled by order; recited.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALLER, noun One who calls.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


CALLIGRAPHY, noun Fair or elegant writing, or penmanship.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

A profession, or as we usually say, a vocation (1 Corinthians 7:20). The "hope of your calling" in Ephesians 4:4 is the hope resulting from your being called into the kingdom of God.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. A naming, or inviting; a reading over or reciting in order, or a call of names with a view to obtain an answer, as in legislative bodies.

2. Vocation; profession; trade; usual occupation, or employment.

Pope. Swift. 1 Corinthians 7:20

3. Class of persons engaged in any profession or employment.

4. Divine summons, vocation, or invitation.

Give all diligence to make your calling and election sure. 2 Peter 1:10.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALLIOPE, noun Calliopy. In Pagan mythology, the muse that presides over eloquence and heroic poetry.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALLIPERS. [See Caliber.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALLIX, noun

1. A cup

2. The membrane which covers the papillae in the pelvis of the human kidney. But it seem to be erroneously used for calyx, which see.

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CALLOSITY, adjective Hardness, or bony hardness; the hardness of the cicatrix of ulcers.

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CALLOUS, adjective

1. Hard; hardened; indurated; as an ulcer or some part of the body.

2. Hardened in mind; insensible; unfeeling.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALLOUSLY, adverb In a hardened or unfeeling manner.

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CALLOUSNESS, noun Hardness, induration, applied to the body; insensibility, applied to the mind or heart.

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CALLOW, adjective Destitute of feathers, naked; unfledged; as a young bird.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALLUS, noun Any cutaneous, corneous, or bony hardness, but generally the new growth of osseous matter between the extremities of fractured bones, serving to unite them; also a hardness in the skin; a hard, dense, insensible knob on the hands, feet, etc.