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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • 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:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SPIRITUAL, adjective

1. Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as a spiritual substance or being. The soul of man is spiritual

2. Mental; intellectual; as spiritual armor.

3. Not gross; refined from external things; not sensual; relative to mind only; as a spiritual and refined religion.

4. Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical; as the spiritual functions of the clergy; the lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation.

5. Pertaining to spirit or to the affections; pure; holy.

Gods law is spiritual; it is a transcript of the divine nature, and extends its authority to the acts of the soul of man.

6. Pertaining to the renewed nature of man; as spiritual life.

7. Not fleshly; not material; as spiritual sacrifices. 1 Peter 2:5.

8. Pertaining to divine things; as spiritual songs. Ephesians 5:19.

SPIRITUAL court, an ecclesiastical court; a court held by a bishop or other ecclesiastic.

Naves Topical Index
Spiritual Blessings

See Blessing, Spiritual; Holy Spirit; Sanctification
Blessing, Spiritual; Holy Spirit; Sanctification

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Spiritual Blindness

See Blindness, Spiritual
Blindness, Spiritual

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Spiritual Diligence

See Zeal

Naves Topical Index
Spiritual Peace

See Joy; Peace
Joy; Peace

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See Necromancy; Sorcery
Necromancy; Sorcery

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Described as the great and enduring good
Luke 10:42

Described as love and devotion to God
Deuteronomy 6:5; Joshua 22:5; 1 Kings 8:23; Psalms 1:2; Psalms 51:6

Brings peace
Isaiah 26:3; Jeremiah 33:6; Romans 8:6; Romans 14:17

Brings indifference to worldly good
1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Colossians 3:1-3

Brings thirst for heavenly blessings
Matthew 5:6; John 6:27

Is produced by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit
John 14:16-17; Romans 8:4

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. Essence distinct from matter; immateriality.

If this light be not spiritual, it approacheth nearest to spirituality

2. Intellectual nature; as the spirituality of the soul.

3. Spiritual nature; the quality which respects the spirit or affections of the heart only, and the essence of true religion; as the spirituality of God's law.

4. Spiritual exercises and holy affections.

Much of our spirituality and comfort in public worship depend on the state of mind in which we come.

5. That which belongs to the church, or to a person as an ecclesiastic, or to religion; as distinct from temporalities.

During the vacancy of a see, the archbishop is guardian of the spiritualities thereof.

6. An ecclesiastical body. [Not in use.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SPIRITUALIZATION, noun The act of spiritualizing. In chemistry, the operation of extracting spirit from natural bodies.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SPIRITUALIZE, verb intransitive

1. To refine the intellect; to purify from the feculences of the world; as, to spiritualize the soul.

2. In chemistry, to extract spirit from natural bodies.

3. To convert to a spiritual meaning.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SPIRITUALLY, adverb Without corporeal grossness or sensuality; in a manner conformed to the spirit of true religion; with purity of spirit or heart.

SPIRITUALLY minded, under the influence of the Holy Spirit or of holy principles; having the affections refined and elevated above sensual objects, and placed on God and his law. Romans 8:6.

SPIRITUALLY discerned, known, not by carnal reason, but by the peculiar illumination of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:14.