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					                                            Wörterbuch theologischer Begriffe Englisch- Deutsch

abbot                          Abt
ability                        Fähigkeit
ablution                       Waschung, Abspülung
abolish                        abschaffen
abomination                    Greuel
abortion                       Abtreibung
abound                         Überfluss haben
absence                        Abwesenheit
absolution                     Absolution, Lossprechung                                           assurance of forgiveness, usually spoken by a Catholic priest
abundance                      Überfluss
abundant                       reichlich
abuse                          Missbrauch
accept                         annehmen
access                         Zugang
account                        Schilderung
accuse                         anklagen
acetate sheet                  Overhead-Folie
Acts                           Apostelgeschichte
A.D.                           nach Christi Geburt                                                year of the Lord
add                            hinzufügen
addiction                      Sucht
adduce                         anführen (Grund); erbringen (Beweis)
adherent                       Anhänger
administer                     verwalten
admonish                       warnen, ermahnen
adopt                          adoptieren
adulterate, falsify            verfälschen
adulterer                      Ehebrecher
adulteress                     Ehebrecherin
adultery                       Ehebruch
advantage                      Vorteil
advent                         Advent, Ankunft
advice                         Rat
advisable                      ratsam
adviser                        Ratgeber/in
affection                      Zuneigung
afterlife                      Leben nach dem Tod, Jenseits, zukünftiges Leben
AGM (annual general meeting)   Jahresgemeindestunde
alcohol                        Alkohol
alcoholic                      Alkoholiker/in
alert                          wachsam
alive                          lebendig
all’s well that ends well      Ende gut, alles gut
almighty / omnipotent          allmächtig
Almighty, the                  der Allmächtige
Alpha and Omega                Alpha und Omega, das A und O
altar                          Altar
altar boy/girl                 Messdiener/in                                                      helper in church services, usually in the Catholic church
alto                           Alt
amazement                      Verwunderung
ambassador                     Botschafter/in
amiss                          verkehrt, falsch
an eye for an eye              Auge um Auge                                                       principle of revenge in the Old Testament
Anabaptist                     Anabaptist, Wiedertäufer
ancient                        altertümlich
Andrew                         Andreas
angel                          Engel
anger                          Zorn
angry                          zornig
announce                       ankündigen
anoint                         salben
anointing                      Salbung
Anskar Church                  Anskar-Kirche                                                      independent charismatic church arising from a Lutheran background
Antichrist                     Antichrist
Apocalypse                     Apokalypse, Offenbarung
apocalyptic (mood)             apokalyptisch, Weltuntergangsstimmung
apostle                        Apostel
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Apostles' Creed                                           Apostolisches Glaubensbekenntnis
apostolic                                                 apostolisch
Apostolic See                                             Apostolischer Stuhl
apostolic succession                                      apostolische Nachfolge
appeal (GB) / altar call (USA)                            Aufruf
appeal (to)                                               appellieren (an)
appeal to, claim, call on                                 Anspruch: in Anspruch nehmen
appearance                                                Erscheinung
appointment                                               Termin
apprehensive                                              besorgt
archangel                                                 Erzengel
archbishop                                                Erzbischof/in
archdiocese                                               Erzdiözese, Erzbistum
ark                                                       Arche
Ark of the Covenant                                       Bundeslade
armour                                                    Rüstung
arrogant                                                  anmaßend
arrow                                                     Pfeil
article                                                   Artikel                                                             definition of the belief of a denomination on a particular point
ascend to heaven                                          gen Himmel fahren                                                   cf. Acts, chapter 1
ascension, Ascension Day                                  Himmelfahrt
ascribe to                                                zuschreiben
ask                                                       bitten
assemble                                                  versammeln
assembly                                                  Versammlung                                                         can be used to signify a church service or a local church
assent                                                    zustimmen, beipflichten
assert                                                    behaupten, erklären
assign                                                    zuweisen, zuschreiben
association                                               Bund                                                                national organization of a church denomination
association of Baptist and Brethren churches in Germany   Evangelisch-Freikirchliche Gemeinde (Baptisten & Brüdergemeinden)
Association of Free Evangelical Churches in Germany       Bund freier evangelischer Gemeinden (FEG)
Association of Free Pentecostal Churches in Germany       Bund Freikirchlicher Pfingstgemeinden (BFP)
Assumption of Mary                                        Maria Himmelfahrt                                                   date in the Catholic church year
astrology                                                 Astrologie
atheism                                                   Atheismus
atheist                                                   Atheist/in
atone (for)                                               sühnen
atonement                                                 Sühne                                                               Old Testament: by animal sacrifices; New Testament: by the death of Jesus on the cross
attack                                                    Angriff
attain                                                    erreichen
attempt                                                   Versuch
attention                                                 Aufmerksamkeit
attitude                                                  Haltung
Auntie                                                    Tante                                                               title for female Sunday school teachers; antiquated
Aussiedlergemeinde                                        Aussiedlergemeinde                                                  church made up largely of immigrants from German ethnic groups in Eastern Europe
authority                                                 Autorität                                                           in the church structure
authority                                                 Vollmacht                                                           demonstrated in the way a person lives and acts
authorship                                                Urheberschaft
avenge                                                    rächen
avoid                                                     vermeiden
awe                                                       Ehrfurcht
backslider                                                Rückfällige/r                                                       person who falls away from the faith or ceases to practice it
bad/hot temper                                            Jähzorn
balm                                                      Labsal                                                              antiquated
banish                                                    verbannen
banishment                                                Verbannung
banquet                                                   Festmahl
baptism                                                   Taufe
baptism chapel; baptistry                                 Taufkapelle
baptism preparation                                       Taufvorbereitung
baptismal classes                                         Taufvorbereitung
baptismal name                                            Taufname
Baptist Church                                            Baptistengemeinde
baptistry; font                                           Taufbecken
baptize, christen                                         taufen
Bartholomew                                               Bartholomäus
bass                                                      Bass                                                                singing voice
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bass guitar                         Bassgitarre
B.C.                                vor Christi Geburt                                                 before Christ
B.C.E.                              vor unserer Zeitrechung                                            Before the Common Era
be allowed to                       dürfen
be convicted                        überführt werden                                                   realize that one’s thinking or behaviour is wrong
be watchful                         acht haben
bear witness                        Zeugnis geben                                                      profess faith; report personal experience in the faith
beatific                            glückselig, himmlisch
beatification                       Seligsprechung
beatify                             selig sprechen
beatitude                           Glückseligkeit
Beatitudes                          Seligpreisungen
believer                            gläubig                                                            er/sie ist gläubig = he/she is a believer
believer’s baptism                  Glaubenstaufe
Bible college                       Bibelschule
Bible study meeting                 Bibelstunde
Bible verse for the day/week etc.   Losung
Bible verse, Bible passage          Bibelwort
biblical                            biblisch
bishop                              Bischof/Bischöfin
blaspheme                           lästern (Gott)
blasphemer                          Gotteslästerer
blasphemous                         blasphemisch, lästerlich
blasphemy                           Blasphemie, Gotteslästerung
blemish                             verunstalten, beflecken
blemish                             Mangel, Makel
bless                               segnen
blessed                             gesegnet
blessing                            Segen, Segnung                                                     sometimes used of intangible, spiritual benefits; sometimes of tangible benefits, e.g. material wealth
body of Christ                      Leib Christi                                                       a collective term for Christians
bondage                             Gebundenheit                                                       sometimes denotes slavery to negative thoughts, habits etc.
books (of the Bible)                Bücher (der Bibel)                                                 the Bible is a collection of separate “books” – 66 in Protestant Bibles, 74 in Catholic Bibles
born again                          wieder geboren                                                     used of people who have experienced Christian conversion
born-again Christian                wieder geborener Christ
breaking of bread                   Brechen des Brotes
breath                              Atem                                                               sometimes a symbol of life or of the Holy Spirit
breath                              Odem                                                               antiquated
Brethren church                     Brüdergemeinde
brokenness                          Bußfertigkeit                                                      willingness to admit one’s faults
Brot für die Welt                   Brot für die Welt                                                  Protestant aid agency for the Third World
brother in law                      Schwager
bulletin                            Bekanntmachungsblatt
burden                              Last
bury                                beerdigen
cabal                               intrigieren
call (on God) in prayer             anrufen
call; shout                         Ruf
Calvary                             Golgatha                                                           place where Jesus was executed
camel                               Kamel
canon                               Kanon                                                              definition of which books belong to the Bible
canon law                           kanonisches Recht
canonical                           kanonisch
Canticles                           das Hohelied Salomos
catechism                           Katechismus
cave                                Höhle
celebrate                           feiern
cemetery                            Friedhof
chaff                               Spreu
chalice                             Kelch
challenge                           Herausforderung
change of heart                     Sinneswandel
chapel                              Kapelle                                                            small church building, often free church
chaplain                            Kaplan
chapter                             Kapitel                                                            sub-division of text in the Bible
charismatic/Pentecostal church      Christliches Zentrum                                               mainly a large central church in a city
charitable                          wohltätig
choir                               Chor, Kirchenchor
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choirmaster, choirmistress                           Chorleiter/in
chorale                                              Choral
chord                                                Akkord                                                                in music
chorus                                               Chorus                                                                short, relatively modern worship song
chorus                                               Refrain
chosen                                               auserwählt                                                            die Auserwählten the chosen ones those who have come to faith
christen                                             taufen
Christendom                                          Christenheit
Christian                                            Christ/in                                                             general use: a person who is linked with a church, however loosely; specific use: a person who is a committed follower of
                                                                                                                           Christ
Christian                                            christlich
Christian group in a school, university or college   SMD (Studentenmission/Schülermission in Deutschland)
Christianity                                         Christentum, Christenheit
Christmas                                            Weihnachten                                                           celebration of the birth of Jesus
Chronicles                                           Chronika
church                                               Kirche, Gemeinde, Versammlung
church bell                                          Kirchenglocke
church discipline                                    Gemeindezucht                                                         means used to enforce the church’s standards of morals or faith;in extreme cases exclusion from the church
church growth                                        Gemeindewachstum                                                      growth in the quality of church life or the number of church members
church history                                       Kirchengeschichte
church meeting                                       Gemeindestunde
church planting                                      Gemeindegründung                                                      new local churches in an existing denomination or to independent new churches
church register                                      Kirchenbuch
church service                                       Gottesdienst
church steeple                                       Kirchturm
church tax                                           Kirchensteuer                                                         collected by the secular tax authorities for the main churches in Germany
circumcise                                           beschneiden
circumcision                                         Beschneidung                                                          Old Testament rite; was performed on male babies
citizen                                              Bürger/in
civil rights                                         Bürgerrechte
civil servant                                        Beamte/r
claim                                                beanspruchen
clap (hands)                                         klatschen
cleave to                                            auf etwas beharren
clergy                                               Geistlichkeit                                                         general term for ordained ministers
climax                                               Höhepunkt
closet, room                                         Kämmerlein                                                            antiquated, private place for prayer
come to one's senses                                 besinnen (sich besinnen)
comfort in times of trouble                          Trost in Zeiten der Not
coming of the Lord                                   Ankunft des Herrn
commandment                                          Gebot
commentary                                           Kommentar                                                             book containing background information and explanations for books of the Bible
commit                                               begehen                                                               Mord/Ehebruch/… begehen ; 'commit murder/adultery/…
commit oneself                                       ausliefern: sich ausliefern
commit suicide                                       Selbstmord begehen
commitment                                           Hingabe
commotion, turmoil                                   Aufruhr
communion                                            Abendmahl
communion cup                                        Kelch
companion                                            Gefährte
comparable                                           vergleichbar
compare                                              vergleichen
compassion, pity, sympathy                           Mitleid
complain, protest                                    murren
complaint                                            Beschwerde
complete                                             vollenden
conceive                                             vorstellen, begreifen, ausdenken, ersinnen
concern                                              Anliegen
concerned, worried                                   besorgt
concordance                                          Konkordanz                                                            reference work to help find where specific words occur in the Bible
condition                                            Zustand
confess                                              bekennen, beichten                                                    Sünden bekennen = confess sins; den Glauben bekennen = confess the faith
confess sins                                         Sünden bekennen
confession                                           Bekenntnis
Confession movement                                  Bekenntnisbewegung                                                    conservative evangelical movement within the established churches in Gemany
confidence                                           Zuversicht
confirm, acknowledge                                 bestätigen
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Confirmation                                                                          Konfirmation                                                         service in which the candidates formally confirm their faith; mainly in the established Protestant churches when the
                                                                                                                                                           candidates are 13 or 14 years old
confirmation, acknowledgement                                                         Bestätigung
congregation                                                                          Gemeinde, Versammlung
connote                                                                               (zugleich) bedeuten
conscience                                                                            Gewissen
consent                                                                               zustimmen, einwilligen
conservative evangelical                                                              evangelikal
conservative evangelical movement with links to the established churches in Germany   Volksmission entschiedenes Christentum (EC)

consider                                                                              bedenken
contemporary                                                                          zeitgenössisch
contempt                                                                              Verachtung
contentious                                                                           umstritten, strittig
contest                                                                               Wettbewerb
context                                                                               Zusammenhang
contrivance                                                                           Erfindungsgabe, Plan, Kniff
converse                                                                              sich unterhalten
convey                                                                                übermitteln
conveyor                                                                              Übermittler
convict                                                                               überführen
conviction                                                                            Überzeugung
convince                                                                              überzeugen
cord                                                                                  Schnur
correct; improve                                                                      verbessern
council                                                                               Ratsversammlung
counselling                                                                           Seelsorge
counsellor                                                                            Seelsorger/in
countenance                                                                           Antlitz                                                              i.e. presence of God (antiquated term)
courage                                                                               Mut
court(yard)                                                                           Vorhof                                                               e.g. in the Jewish tabernacle
covenant                                                                              Bund                                                                 an agreement involving mutual promises, especially between God and men/women
created                                                                               geschaffen
creation                                                                              Schöpfung
creationism                                                                           Kreationismus                                                        belief that the world and all life forms were created in just sven days
creator                                                                               Schöpfer
crèche                                                                                Krippe
credibility                                                                           Glaubwürdigkeit
credible                                                                              glaubwürdig
creed                                                                                 Glaubensbekenntnis                                                   short statement of the most important elements of the faith
crooked                                                                               krumm                                                                geometrical shape or dishonest morality
cross                                                                                 Kreuz                                                                wooden structure used for execution in the Roman Empire
crow                                                                                  Krähe
crowd                                                                                 Menschenmenge
crown                                                                                 Krone                                                                sometimes as a symbol for the majesty of Christ
crucifixion                                                                           Kreuzigung                                                           execution on a cross
crucify                                                                               kreuzigen                                                            execute on a cross
crush                                                                                 Gedränge
cry                                                                                   Schrei
cry, weep                                                                             weinen
culmination                                                                           Höhepunkt
cunning                                                                               schlau
cup                                                                                   Kelch                                                                in the communion service
curate                                                                                Vikar/in                                                             trainee minister, especially in the Lutheran church
curse                                                                                 Fluch                                                                term used to describemisfortune, condemnation or other negative circumstances
curtain                                                                               Vorhang
cymbal                                                                                Zimbel
dare                                                                                  wagen
dark                                                                                  dunkel
darkness                                                                              Dunkelheit
daughter                                                                              Tochter
dawn                                                                                  Morgendämmerung
day                                                                                   Tag
day of atonement                                                                      Versöhnungstag                                                       Yom Kippur, Jewish festival
daylight                                                                              Tageslicht
deacon                                                                                Diakon/in
deaf                                                                                  taub
dean                                                                                  Dekan/in
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Dear friends               Ihr Lieben                                                          often used to start a sermon, especially in free churches
Dear friends               Liebe Gemeinde                                                      often used to start a sermon, especially in more traditional churches
death                      Heimgang                                                            antiquated
death                      Tod
debauchery                 Sittenlosigkeit
debtor                     Schuldner/in
decalogue                  die zehn Gebote
deceitful                  hinterlistig
deceive, defraud           betrügen
deceiver                   Betrüger
decent, respectable        anständig
deception                  Täuschung
decide                     entscheiden
decision                   Entscheidung
dedicate                   widmen
dedication                 Tempelweihe
deed                       Tat
deep                       tief
defeat                     besiegen
defeat                     Niederlage
defenceless                schutzlos
defend                     verteidigen
defy                       trotzen, widersetzen
deity, divinity, godhead   Gottheit
delay                      Verzögerung
deliberate                 absichtlich
deliver                    befreien
deliver us from evil       befreie uns von dem Bösen
deliverance, liberation    Befreiung
delude                     täuschen
delusion                   Täuschung
demon                      Dämon                                                               invisible spirit being in the service of Satan Dämonenaustreibung driving out demons
demonic                    dämonisch
demonism                   Dämonismus
demonize                   dämonisieren
demonized                  dämonisiert
demonstration              Demonstration
demythologism              Entmythologisierung
denial                     Leugnung
denomination               Konfession                                                          especially used of the Catholic church and the established Protestant church
deny                       leugnen
dependability              Zuverlässigkeit
depict                     (bildlich) darstellen, schildern, beschreiben
depression                 Depression
depth                      Tiefe
descend                    herabsteigen
descendants                Nachkommen
desecrate                  schänden
desecration                Entweihung
desert                     Wüste
deserter                   Deserteur
deserve, earn              verdienen
desirable                  wünschenswert
desire                     Wunsch
desire                     wünschen
desire, envy               begehren
despair                    verzweifeln
despair                    Verzweiflung
destiny                    Schicksal
destroy                    zerstören
destruction                Zerstörung
determination              Entschlossenheit
detest                     verabscheuen
detour                     Umweg
Deuteronomy                5. Buch Mose (Deuteronomium)
deviate                    abweichen
deviation                  Abweichung
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devil                            Teufel                                                             highest spiritual power opposed to God, Satan
devotion, reverence              Andacht                                                            i.e. an attitude of worship
devotions                        Andacht                                                            i.e. a personal time of prayer
devour                           verschlingen
die                              sterben
difference                       Unterschied
difficult                        schwierig
disabled                         behindert                                                          körperbehindert = physically disabled; geistesbehindert = mentally disabled
disagreement                     Meinungsverschiedenheit
disappear                        verschwinden
disappoint                       enttäuschen
disaster                         Katastrophe
discern                          wahrnehmen, erkennen
discernment (of spirits)         Unterscheidung (der Geister)                                       recognisingthe spiritual causes of words or behaviour
disciple                         Jünger
discipline                       Disziplin
discourage                       entmutigen
discouragement                   Entmutigung
discourse                        Unterhaltung, Vortrag, Gespräch
discuss                          besprechen
disgrace                         Ungnade
dishonest                        unehrlich
dishonour (GB), dishonor (USA)   entehren
disobedience                     Ungehorsam
distinguish                      unterscheiden
distribute                       verteilen
distribution                     Austeilung
divine                           göttlich
divine dispensation              göttliche Fügung
divinity                         Gottheit
divorce                          Ehescheidung
doctrine, teaching               Lehre
donation                         Spende
donkey                           Esel
doomsday                         Jüngster Tag
doubt                            Zweifel
doubt                            zweifeln
doubtful                         zweifelhaft
dove                             Taube                                                              sometimes used as a symbol of the Holy Spirit
doxology                         Lobpreisung, Verherrlichung Gottes
dragon                           Drache                                                             sometimes used as a symbol of the devil
dream                            Traum
dream                            träumen
drink offering                   Trankopfer                                                         form of sacrifice in the OldTestament
drive out                        austreiben                                                         Dämonen austreiben drive out demons freeing people from the influence of evil spirits
drums                            Schlagzeug
duly                             ordnungsgemäss, ordentlich
dust                             Staub
duty                             Pflicht
eagle                            Adler
ear                              Ohr
early church                     Urgemeinde
earthen vessel                   irdenes Gefäß                                                      metaphor for our imperfect nature as Christians
earthly                          irdisch
east                             Osten
Easter                           Ostern                                                             celebration of the resurrection of Jesus
Ecclesiastes                     Der Prediger Salomo (Kohelet)
ecumenical                       ökumenisch
ecumenism                        Ökumene                                                            a movement that aims to stimulate cooperation between churches in spite of differences of opinion
edict                            Erlass
edifying                         erbaulich                                                          encouraging, building up a person’s faith
effort                           Anstrengung
elder / presbyter                Älteste/r                                                          member of the church leadership, particularly in a free church
election                         Erwählung                                                          the teaching that we become Christians because God has chosen us
Elijah                           Elia
Elisha                           Elisa
emotional                        gefühlsmäßig
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empire                                                  Reich
emptiness                                               Leere
empty                                                   leer
enable                                                  befähigen
encourage                                               ermutigen
encouragement                                           Ermutigung
encouragement, assurance                                Zuspruch
endure                                                  aushalten
engaged (to marry)                                      verlobt
enlighten, illuminate                                   erleuchten
enrich                                                  bereichern
enrichment                                              Bereicherung
ensnare                                                 umgarnen, verführen, einfangen
entrance                                                Eingang
entrust, commit                                         anbefehlen                                                         ich befehle dich der Gnade Gottes an = I commit you to the grace of God
envious                                                 neidisch
environment                                             Umwelt
envy                                                    Neid
episcopal                                               bischöflich
Epistle                                                 Brief, Epistel
equal                                                   gleich
equality                                                Gleichheit
equip                                                   ausrüsten
equipment                                               Ausrüstung
eschatology                                             Eschatologie                                                       related to the final days before the second coming of Jesus
eternal                                                 ewig
eternal life                                            ewiges Leben
ethical                                                 ethisch, moralisch
ethics                                                  Ethik
Eucharist                                               (kath.) Abendmahlsgottesdienst, Eucharistie
Evangelical Alliance                                    Evangelische Allianz
evangelical fellowship with links to the state church   Landeskirchliche Gemeinschaft
evangelism                                              Evangelisation
evangelism                                              Mission
evangelistic                                            missionarisch                                                      activities to communicate the message of Jesus to others
evangelistic crusade                                    Zeltmission                                                        held in a hired tent
evangelistic organization                               Missionswerk
ever                                                    jemals
evil                                                    böse
evolution                                               Evolution
excavate                                                ausgraben
excavation                                              Ausgrabung                                                         especially at historical sites, such as places that are mentioned in the Bible
exchange                                                tauschen
excommunicate                                           exkommunizieren
excommunication                                         Exkommunikation, Kirchenbann
exhaustion                                              Erschöpfung
exhort                                                  ermahnen
exhortation                                             Ermahung
exist                                                   existieren
existence                                               Existenz
existence of God                                        Existenz Gottes
Existentialism                                          Existentialismus
Exodus                                                  2. Buch Mose (Exodus)                                              second Book of Moses
exodus from Egypt                                       Auszug aus Ägypten
exorcism                                                Exorzismus, Geisterbeschwörung                                     term used for driving out evil spirits; usually in a sensationalist context
exorcist                                                Exorzist
exorcize                                                exorzieren
expand                                                  ausbreiten, erweitern
expansion                                               Ausbreitung
expectation that Jesus will soon return                 Naherwartung
extreme unction                                         letzte Ölung                                                       sacrament in the Catholic church
Ezekiel                                                 Hesekiel, Ezechiel
fact                                                    Tatsache
failure                                                 Misserfolg
faith                                                   Glaube, Bekenntnis
faith healing                                           Heilung durch den Glauben                                          reliance on supernatural healing as an answer to prayer
faith in God                                            Gottvertrauen
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faith movement                         Glaubensbewegung                                                    a movement that emphasises belief in miracles through prayer
faithful                               gläubig, treu
fall                                   Sündenfall                                                          first sin committed by Eve and Adam
fall away (from the faith)             abfallen (vom Glauben)
false teacher, heretic                 Irrlehrer
false teaching                         Irrlehre
fast                                   fasten
father                                 Vater
fatherless                             vaterlos
fathom                                 ergründen
fellowship                             Gemeinschaft
few                                    wenige
fiery arrows                           feurige Pfeile                                                      symbol of temptation or difficulties
fig                                    Feige                                                               fruit
fight                                  Kampf
fight                                  kämpfen
filled with the Holy Spirit            erfüllt mit dem Heiligen Geist
find faith, be converted               zum Glauben kommen
finish                                 beenden
fire                                   Feuer                                                               sometimes used as a symbol of the Holy Spirit, or of God’s judgement
firstborn                              Erstgeborener                                                       the firstborn son had a special status in Jewish families in biblical times
firstfruits                            Erstlinge                                                           the first part of the harvest and the first offspring of farm animals played a special role in sacrifices in the Old Testament

fisher(men)                            Fischer                                                             trade of several of the disciples of Jesus; a symbol of our task of telling others about him
fischer of men                         Menschenfischer
fix                                    befestigen
flatter                                schmeicheln
flattering                             schmeichelhaft
flattery                               Schmeichelei
flock                                  Herde                                                               often a symbol of the church
food                                   Nahrung
fool                                   Narr/Närrin                                                         sometimes used in the Bible to refer to someone who does not take God seriously
foolish                                töricht
foolishness                            Torheit
footsteps                              Fußstapfen                                                          in seinen Fußstapfen treten = follow in his footsteps (i.e. follow his example)
footstool                              Schemel
fold                                   Herde
for ever                               für immer
for ever and ever                      immerdar
for ever and ever                      in Ewigkeit
forbid                                 verbieten
forefathers                            Vorfahren
forerunner                             Vorbote
foreskin                               Vorhaut
forget                                 vergessen
forgive                                vergeben
forgiveness                            Vergebung
fountain                               Springbrunnen
frail                                  zerbrechlich
free of charge; in vain                umsonst
free will                              freier Wille
freedom                                Freiheit
fruit (of the Spirit)                  Frucht (des Geistes)                                                picture of the character qualities looked for in Christians
fruitful                               fruchtbar
Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship   Geschäftsleute des vollen Evangeliums                               Pentecostal/charismatic organization
fullness                               Fülle                                                               often a symbol of a life style that shows the power and love of God
fundamentalism                         Fundamentalismus                                                    movement that adheres strictly to the letter of the biblical text, largely excluding contextual questions
furious                                wütend
future                                 Zukunft
Galilee                                Galiläa
garden of Eden                         Garten Eden                                                         sometimes known as "paradise"
gate, door                             Pforte
genealogical tree                      Stammbaum
genealogy                              Stammbaumforschung
generation                             Generation
generation                             Geschlecht                                                          antiquated
generous                               großzügig
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Genesis                    1. Buch Mose                                                       First Book of Moses
genuflect                  eine Kniebeuge machen
genuflection               Kniebeuge
genuine                    echt
get religious              fromm werden
get rid of                 loswerden
ghost                      Gespenst
gift of …                  Gabe des/der …                                                     Geistesgaben spiritual gifts
gift of healing            Gabe der Heilung                                                   God-given ability to bring healing of illness through prayer
girded                     umgürtet
give in, give way          nachgeben
give pleasure to           gefallen
Gloria Patri               Gebet zur Dreieinigkeit
glorification              Verherrlichung, Lobpreis
glorify                    verherrlichen
glory                      Herrlichkeit
glory                      Ehre
glory to God the Highest   Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe!
Christ in glory            Christus in seiner Herrlichkeit
Gnadauer Verband           Gnadauer Verband                                                   conservative evangelical movement in Germany
gnashing of teeth          Zähneknirschen
go astray                  Irre: in die Irre gehen
God                        Gott
God the Father             Gottvater
godfather/godmother        Pate/Patin                                                         adult witness at infant baptism who promises to help in the Christian upbringing of the child
God-fearing                gottesfürchtig
gods                       Götter
golden rule                goldene Regel
good and evil              Gut und Böse
Good Friday                Karfreitag
Good Samaritan, the        der barmherzige Samariter
Good Shepherd, the         der gute Hirte
goodness                   Güte
gospel                     Evangelium                                                         the good news of Jesus
government                 Regierung
grace                      Gnade                                                              undeserved forgiveness and love
grace                      Tischgebet
to say grace               das Tischgebet sprechen
grain offering             Speisopfer                                                         form of sacrifice in the Old Testament
grape                      Traube
grapevine                  Rebe
gratitude                  Dankbarkeit
grave, tomb                Grab
graven image               Götzenbild
great commission           Missionsbefehl                                                     commission given by Jesus to gain followers for him throughout the world
greed                      Habgier
greedy                     habgierig
Greek                      griechische Sprache, griechisch
Greek Orthodox Church      griechisch-orthodoxe Kirche
group                      Gruppe
growth                     Wachstum
grudge                     Groll                                                              einen Groll hegen f= harbour a grudge
guidance                   Führung                                                            especially used for insights from God which are helpful in making important decisions
guidance, advice           Wegweisung
guilt                      Schuld                                                             sometimes used in relation to specific sins, sometimes in relation to our overall guilt before God
guilt offering             Schuldopfer                                                        form of sacrifice in the Old Testament
guilty                     schuldig
guitar                     Gitarre
hair (sing.)               Haare (pl.)
hallelujah                 Halleluja
happen (to)                widerfahren
harbour                    Hafen
hard                       hart
harmful                    schädlich
harmless                   harmlos
harp                       Harfe
harvest                    Ernte
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harvest festival                             Erntedankfest                                                     harvest thanksgiving celebration in the church year
hate                                         Hass
hate                                         hassen
heal                                         heilen
healer                                       Heiler, Heilerin
healing                                      Heilung
healing ministry                             Heilungsdienst
health                                       Gesundheit
healthy                                      gesund
hear                                         hören                                                             often a symbol of obedience to God
heart                                        Herz
heathen, pagan                               Heide/Heidin                                                      originally a non-Jewish person; now sometimes used for non-believers
heaven                                       Himmel
go to heaven                                 in den Himmel kommen
in heaven                                    im Himmel
heavenly                                     himmlisch
heavenly host                                die himmlischen Heerscharen
heavenly Father                              himmlischer Vater                                                 term used for God the Father
Hebrew                                       Hebräisch
Hebrews                                      der Brief an die Hebräer
heir (person); inheritance (property etc.)   Erbe
hell                                         Hölle                                                             place of condemnation and eternal separation from God
helmet of salvation                          Helm des Heils
help                                         Hilfe
heresy, false teaching                       Ketzerei
heretic                                      Ketzer/in
heretical                                    ketzerisch
high mass                                    Hochamt                                                           service in the Catholic church
high priest                                  Hoher Priester                                                    leader in the Jewish religious hierarchy at the time of Jesus
hired servant                                Mietling                                                          antiquated
hired servant                                Tagelöhner                                                        temporary worker, usually hired for agricultural work on a daily basis; antiquated
hold back                                    zurückhalten
holiness                                     Heiligkeit
hollow                                       hohl
holy                                         heilig                                                            the purity and perfection of God, which we are called to follow
Holy Ghost                                   der Heilige Geist
Holy of Holies                               Allerheiligstes                                                   specially holy part of Old Testament worship buildings
Holy Land                                    das Heilige Land
Holy Sepulchre                               das Heilige Grab
Holy Scripture, Bible                        die Heilige Schrift                                               i.e. the Bible
Holy Spirit                                  der Heilige Geist                                                 person within the trinity who gives us power to live as God wants us to
holy war                                     heiliger Krieg
holy water                                   Weihwasser
Holy Week                                    Karwoche
home Bible study                             Hausbibelkreis
home group, house group                      Hauskreis                                                         group of Christians who meet regularly in a home to pray, read the Bible together and share together
honest                                       ehrlich
honesty is the best policy                   ehrlich währt am längsten
honey                                        Honig
hopelessness                                 Hoffnungslosigkeit
horn                                         Horn
horse                                        Pferd
Hosea                                        Hosea
hospital                                     Krankenhaus
hospitality                                  Gastfreundschaft
host                                         Gastgeber/in
house church                                 Hausgemeinde                                                      small, informal fellowship of Chiristians meeting in a home
houseparty, retreat                          Freizeit
hover                                        schweben                                                          sometimes: be ecstatic
human                                        menschlich
humanity                                     Menschheit
humble                                       demütig
humble oneself                               beugen: sich beugen                                               literally: bow down
humilitation                                 Demütigung
humility                                     Demut
hungry                                       hungrig
husband                                      Ehemann
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hypocrite                                             Heuchler/in
identity                                              Identität
idol, false god                                       Götze
idolatry                                              Götzendienst
ignorance                                             Unwissenheit
ill                                                   krank
illness                                               Krankheit
Immaculate Conception                                 kath. die unbefleckte Empfängnis
immersion                                             Untertauchen                                                       a method of baptism
immoral                                               unmoralisch
immorality                                            Unsittlichkeit
immortal                                              unsterblich
immortality                                           Unsterblichkeit
impart                                                mitteilen; Kenntnisse vermitteln
impossible                                            unmöglich
impure, unclean                                       unrein                                                             used in connection with Old Testament ritual cleanliness
impurity                                              Unreinheit
in vain                                               vergeblich
incarnation                                           Fleischwerdung                                                     refers to the fact that the Son of God became human
incense                                               Weihrauch
independence                                          Unabhängigkeit
independent Lutheran church in Gemany                 Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche (SELK)
indifference                                          Gleichgültigkeit
indifferent                                           gleichgültig
inerrant                                              unfehlbar
infant baptism                                        Säuglingstaufe                                                     the initiation rite of baptism with water applied to very young children, which is the usual practice in many churches
infidel                                               Ungläubige
infidelity                                            Untreue
infinite                                              unendlich
inherit                                               erben
iniquity                                              Ungerechtigkeit, Schandtat
inner healing                                         innere Heilung                                                     healing of emotional wounds
inner, subjective                                     inwendig                                                           antiquated
innocence                                             Unschuld
inspiration                                           Eingebung                                                          unexpected insight; often used for thoughts that are believed to come directly from God
inspired                                              eingegeben: von Gott eingegeben                                    especially used of the divine origin of the texts of the Bible
intend                                                beabsichtigen
intercede                                             Fürbitte tun
intercession                                          Fürbitte                                                           prayer for specific people or situations
intercessor                                           Fürbitter/in
interpretation                                        Auslegung
interpretation of tongues                             Zungenauslegung                                                    the supernatural ability to explain the message of a prayer spoken in an unknown language
intrigue                                              faszinieren, neugierig machen
invisible                                             unsichtbar
invitation                                            Einladung
invite                                                einladen
inward purity                                         innere Reinheit
Isaiah                                                Jesaja
Israelite                                             Israelit/in; israelitisch
James                                                 Jakobus
jealous                                               eifersüchtig                                                       sometimes used to show that God wants us to follow him completely, without any compromise
Jeremiah                                              Jeremia
jest (with)                                           zum Spass, zum Scherz
Jesus                                                 Jesus
Jew                                                   Jude/Jüdin
Jewish                                                jüdisch
Job                                                   Hiob
John                                                  Johannes
Joshua                                                Josua
journey                                               Reise
joy                                                   Freude
Judas Iscariot                                        Judas Ischariot
Judaea                                                Judäa, das jüdische Land
judge                                                 Richter/in
judgement                                             Gericht
Judgement Day, Day of Judgement, The Last Judgement   der Tag des Jüngsten Gerichts
judgement seat                                        Richterstuhl
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Judges                   das Buch der Richter
justice, righteousness   Gerechtigkeit
justification by faith   Rechtfertigung durch den Glauben                                   the belief that Christians are deemed by God to be righteous because they receive his forgiveness
justify                  rechtfertigen
key                      Schlüssel
key                      Taste                                                              on the keyboard of a musical instrument, computer or typrwriter
keyboard                 Keyboard                                                           electronic musical instrument
kill                     töten
king                     König
Kings                    Das Buch der Könige
kingdom                  Königreich                                                         sometimes used to designate the rule of God in this life or the life to come
kingdom of God           Reich Gottes
kingdom of heaven        Himmelreich
kinship                  Verwandtschaft
Kirchentag               Kirchentag                                                         large, popular national conference held by the Catholic and Protestant churches in Germany
knee                     Knie
Koran                    Koran                                                              the holy book of Islam
lack                     Mangel
laity                    Laienschaft
lamb                     Lamm                                                               animal used for sacrifices in the Old Testament, symbol of the crucifixion of Jesus
lament                   Wehklage                                                           antiquated
Lamentations             die Klagelieder Jeremias
lamp                     Lampe
lampstand                Lampenständer
language                 Sprache
Last Judgement           Jüngstes Gericht                                                   final judgement after death/after the end of the world
Last Supper              das (letzte) Abendmahl
Latter-Day Saints        die Heiligen der Letzten Tage (Sekte)
latter rain              Spätregen                                                          a symbol of God’s blessing
laugh                    lachen
law                      Gesetz
lawful                   rechtmäßig
lay person               Laie                                                               person who is not an ordained minister
lay preacher             Laienprediger/in                                                   preacher who is not an ordained minister
lay reader               Lektor/in                                                          especially in the established Protestant church
laziness                 Faulheit
leader                   Leiter/in
leather belt             Ledergürtel
leaven                   Sauerteig                                                          to make bread rise
lectern                  Rednerpult
lend                     leihen
Lent                     Fastenzeit
Lenten                   Fasten-
lesbian                  lesbisch
Levites                  Leviten                                                            descendants of Levi, responsible for serving in the Jewish temple
Leviticus                das 3. Buch Mose (Levitikus)
lie                      Lüge
life                     Leben
life-giving              lebensspendend
light                    Licht
likeness / similarity    Ähnlichkeit
likewise                 gleichfalls
lion                     Löwe
lioness                  Löwin
lip                      Lippe
lip service              Lippenbekenntnis                                                   dishonest claim to believe something
listen                   zuhören
litany                   Litanei                                                            series of responses within the liturgy
liturgy                  Liturgie                                                           fixed form for church services
living water             lebendiges Wasser                                                  symbol of the inner life God gives to Christians
local church             Ortsgemeinde
local church             Pfarrgemeinde                                                      especially in the Lutheran church
locust                   Heuschrecke
loins                    Lenden
loneliness               Einsamkeit
lonely                   einsam
Lord                     Herr                                                               title used for God
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the Lord our God                       Gott der Herr
to rest in the Lord                    im Herrn ruhen
Lord's Prayer, Paternoster             das Vaterunser
Lord’s table / communion / eucharist   Abendmahl
lose                                   verlieren
lost                                   verloren                                                           often used to describe people who don’t know God
love                                   Liebe
love                                   lieben
love is blind                          Liebe macht blind
Luke                                   Lukas
lust                                   Begierde
lustful                                lüstern
Lutheran                               Lutheraner/in; lutherisch                                          generally refers to the established Protestant church in Germany
Lutheranism                            Luthertum
lyre                                   Leier                                                              musical instrument
magic, sorcery                         Magie
magician                               Zauberer
magnificent                            prächtig
male                                   männlich
malice                                 Bosheit
malicious                              boshaft
man proposes, but God disposes         denken: der Mensch denkt, aber Gott lenkt
march for Jesus                        Marsch für Jesus                                                   large procession with songs of praise, public proclamation meeting etc.
Mark                                   Markus
married                                verheiratet
marry                                  heiraten
martyr                                 Märtyrer
to be martyred                         den Märtyrertod sterben                                            die a martyr's death
to become a martyr                     zum Märtyrer werden
to make a maryr of onself              den Märtyrer spielen
martyrdom                              Märtyrertod                                                        death
martyrdom                              Märtyrium                                                          suffering
marvellous                             wunderbar
mask                                   Maske
mass                                   Messe                                                              Catholic church service
to go to mass                          zur Messe gehen
to say/hold a mass                     Messe lesen/halten
master                                 Meister
Matthew                                Matthäus
mature                                 reif
maturity                               Reife
meaning, significance                  Bedeutung
mediate                                schlichten, vermitteln
meditate                               meditieren
meditation                             Meditation
Mediterranean Sea                      Mittelmeer
meek, gentle                           sanftmütig
member                                 Mitglied
memory                                 Gedächtnis
mental                                 geistig                                                            sometimes (wrongly) used to mean spiritual
mental illness                         Geisteskrankheit                                                   geisteskrank mentally ill
merciful                               barmherzig
mercy                                  Barmherzigkeit
messenger                              Bote/Botin
Messiah                                Messias
Messianic                              messianisch
Methodist church                       Evangelisch-methodistische Kirche (Methodisten)
Methodist church                       Methodistengemeinde
Micah                                  Micha
Michaelmas                             Michaelis, Herbstsemester
microphone                             Mikrophon
mighty                                 mächtig
minister                               Pastor, Pfarrer
ministry, service                      Dienst
minor                                  Minderjährige/r
minor prophets                         kleine Propheten                                                   12 shorter prophetic books at the end of the Old Testament and the prophets they are named after
minority                               Minderheit
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minutes                          Protokoll
miracle                          Wunder
to perform miracles              Wunder tun/wirken
miraculous                       wundersam
miraculous powers                Wunderkräfte
miserable earthly life           Jammertal                                                          antiquated, implies that this life is a sad prelude to life in heaven
misled                           irregeleitet
mission field                    Missionsfeld                                                       area(s) in which the message of Jesus is not well known
missionary                       Missionar/in
missionary society               Missionsgesellschaft                                               organization that recruits missionaries and sends them to the mission field
mistrustful                      misstrauisch
misuse, abuse                    missbrauchen
monastery                        Mönchskloster
monergism                        Zurückführung alles Guten auf das alleinige Wirken Gottes
monk                             Mönch
monotheism                       Monotheismus
moral values                     moralische Werte
more haste, less speed           Eile mit Weile
Mormon                           Mormone, mormonisch
mortal                           sterblich
Moses                            Moses
mosque                           Moschee
mother                           Mutter
mother in law                    Schwiegermutter
Mothering Sunday, Mothers' Day   Muttertag
mountain, mount                  Berg
mouth                            Mund
movement                         Bewegung
Mühlheimer Verband               Mühlheimer Verband Freikirchlich-Evangelischer Gemeinden           (Association of free evangelical/charmismatic churches)
murder                           Mord
mysterious                       geheimnisvoll
mystic                           Mystiker/in
mysticism                        Mystik
nail                             Nagel
narrow gate/door                 enge Pforte
narrow path                      enger Pfad                                                         symbol of a life-style as a follower of Christ
nationality                      Staatsangehörigkeit
natural                          natürlich                                                          sometimes used in opposition to “spiritual”
Nazarene                         Nazarener
neglect                          vernachlässigen
neighbour                        Nachbar/in
new birth                        Wiedergeburt                                                       the starting point of a life following Jesus
new creation                     neue Schöpfung                                                     description of the renewed character of a person who has begun to follow Christ
New Testament                    Neues Testament                                                    the section of the Bible written after the life of Christ
Nicholas                         Nikolaus
night                            Nacht
nihilism                         Nihilismus                                                         belief that life is futile and religious beliefs are meaningless
noble                            edel
non-violence                     Gewaltfreiheit
non-violent                      gewaltfrei
Numbers                          das 4. Buch Mose (Numeri)
nun                              Nonne
nunnery, cloister                Nonnenkloster
oath                             Eid
obedience                        Gehorsam
obey                             gehorchen
Obidiah                          Obadja
objection                        Einwand
obligation                       Verpflichtung
observe                          beobachten
observer                         Beobachter/in
obsessed (with an idea)          besessen (von einer Idee)
obsession                        Zwangsvorstellung
obstacle                         Hindernis
obvious                          offensichtlich
occult                           okkult                                                             involvement with magical, super-natural powers and heathen ritual
offer                            anbieten
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offer                        Angebot
offering                     Kollekte                                                            collection of money in a church service
official                     offiziell
OHP (overhead projector)     Tageslichtprojektor
Old Testament                Altes Testament                                                     the section of the Bible written before the time of Jesus
olive                        Olive
omit                         auslassen
omit, neglect, fail          versäumen                                                           ... to do something
omnipotent                   allmächtig
opinion                      Meinung
oppose                       sich entgegenstellen
order                        Orden
organ                        Orgel                                                               keyboard instrument in churches
organist                     Organist/in
origin                       Ursprung
original                     ursprünglich
original sin                 Erbsünde                                                            doctrine that all men and women are sinners, and that this goes back to the sin of Adam and Eve
ornament                     Schmuckgegenstand
orthodox                     orthodox
ouija board                  Gläserrücken                                                        occult method of communicating with spirits
outcast                      Ausgestoßene/r
outside observer             neutrale/r Beobachter/in
outsider                     Außensstehende/r                                                    particularly used of people who have no link to the church
overflow                     überfließen                                                         often as a symbol of the fulfilled life of a Christian, which has an effect on other people
overjoyed                    überglücklich
overwhelm                    überwältigen
PA (public address) system   Lautsprecheranlage
pacifist                     Pazifist/in
pacifist movement            Friedensbewegung
paganism                     Heidentum
pain                         Schmerz
painful                      schmerzlich
Palestine                    Palästina
papacy                       Papsttum
papal                        päpstlich
parable                      Gleichnis, Parabel                                                  story with a deeper meaning told by Jesus
paradise                     Paradies                                                            sometimes used of the Garden of Eden described in the book of Genesis, sometimes of our life with God after death

paralyse                     lähmen
paralysed, paralytic         gelähmt
parent                       Elternteil
parents                      Eltern
parish                       Pfarrbezirk, Kirchengemeinde                                        territory assigned to a local church within the established church denomination/s
parish office                Pfarrbüro
partial(ly)                  teilweise
participate                  teilnehmen
partnership                  Partnerschaft
passion                      Leidenschaft, Passion
passion play                 Passionsspiel
passionate                   leidenschaftlich
Passover                     Passafest                                                           feast in the Jewish year in memory of the mass escape from Egypt
past                         Vergangenheit
pastor/minister              Pastor/in
pastoral, therapeutic        seelsorgerlich
pasture                      Weide
Paternoster                  Vaterunser
path                         Pfad
patience                     Geduld
patient                      geduldig
patriarch                    Patriarch                                                           traditionally respected leader, such as Abrahem or the apostles; a chief bishop in the Eastern Orthodox churches
pattern                      Muster
Paul                         Paulus
peace                        Friede                                                              Gehet hin in Frieden =Go in peace
may he rest in pease         er ruhe in Frieden
Rest in Peace (RIP)          Ruhe in Frieden                                                     lat. Requiescat in pace
the Peace of God             der Friede Gottes
peacemaker                   Friedensstifter
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pearl                         Perle
pearl of great price          kostbare Perle
Pentateuch                    die fünf Bücher Mose (Pentateuch)
Pentecost, Whitsun            Pfingsten                                                          Day in the Jewish calendar seven weeks after the Passover; day when the Holy Sprit came on the early Christians

Pentecostal                   Pfingstler/in                                                      Christian churches that emphasize and practice the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament
perfection                    Vollkommenheit
perform, carry out            vollziehen
perfume, fragrant odour       Wohlgeruch                                                         symbol of God's approval; refers back to the use of fragrant offerings in the Old Testament
persecute                     verfolgen
persecution                   Verfolgung
perseverance                  Ausdauer
persevere                     ausharren
person doing social service   Zivi                                                               instead of military service
personal                      persönlich
persuade                      überreden
persuasive powers             Überredungskunst
pertain to something          etwas betreffen, zu etwas gehören
perverse                      pervers
perversion                    Abart
perversion of the truth       Verdrehung der Wahrheit
pervert, distort              verdrehen
Peter                         Petrus
Pharisee                      Pharisäer                                                          a group of leading Jews in New Testament times who emphasized strict adherence to the Old Testament laws
Philip                        Philippus
Philistine                    Philister/in                                                       ethnic group in the land of Canaan in Old Testament times
picture                       Bild                                                               sometimes used to describe a vision-like inner image with a spiritual significance
pierce                        durchbohren
piety                         Frömmigkeit
pillar of fire                Feuersäule                                                         visible supernatural phenomenon that accompanied the Israelites under Moses on the way from Egypt to Canaan
pillar, column                Säule
pious                         fromm
pit                           Grube
plague                        Plage
pleasing                      wohlgefällig                                                       antiquated
pleasure                      Wohlgefallen                                                       antiquated
plot                          Verschwörung                                                       against somebody
plunder                       plündern
poison                        Gift
political authorities         Obrigkeit
poor                          arm
Pope                          Papst
possess                       besitzen
possessed                     besessen                                                           under the control of evil spirits
possession(s)                 Besitz
possible                      möglich
pour                          gießen                                                             sometimes used for God's generosity in giving gifts
pour out                      ausgießen                                                          refers especially to occasions when God gives the Holy Spirit to people in ways that can be observed
poverty                       Armut
power , strength              Kraft
powerful                      machtvoll
praise                        loben
praise                        Lobpreis                                                           expressions of honour to God, especially in songs and prayers Lobpreis und Anbetung praise and worship
praise march                  Lobpreismarsch                                                     street procession with songs of praise etc.
pray                          beten                                                              method of speaking to God, can be aloud or silent, alone or in public
prayer                        Gebet                                                              method of speaking to God, can be aloud or silent, alone or in public
prayer chain                  Gebetskette                                                        arrangement to pass on prayer requests to others so that several people can pray for a situation
prayer request                Gebetsanliegen
preach                        predigen                                                           usually in the form of a public lecture in a church service
preacher                      Prediger/in
precept                       Regel, Richtlinie
precious, valuable            kostbar
precious, valuable            wertvoll
predestined                   vorherbestimmt
predict                       vorhersagen
prediction                    Voraussage
preface                       Vorwort
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pregnancy                     Schwangerschaft
pregnant                      schwanger
preparation                   Vorbereitung
prepare                       vorbereiten
Presbyterian                  presbyterianisch
presence of God               Gegenwart Gottes                                                   a sense that God is near
present                       gegenwärtig
prevailing                    vorherrschend
pride                         Hochmut
pride                         Stolz
priest                        Priester                                                           religious minister in the Old Testament and the Catholic church
priesthood                    Priestertum                                                        allgemeines Priestertum priesthood of all believers the doctrine that all Christians have direct access to God and do not
                                                                                                 need a priest as a go-between
priesthood of all believers   allgemeines Priestertum                                            the belief that all Christians have direct access to God and do not need a priest as a go-between
Prince of Peace               Friedefürst                                                        title used for Jesus
principle                     Grundsatz
principle                     Prinzip
priority                      Priorität
prison                        Gefängnis
prisoner                      Gefangene/r
proclaim                      verkünden
proclamation                  Verkündigung
prohibition                   Verbot
promise                       Verheißung
promise                       versprechen
promised land                 gelobtes Land                                                      especially the land of Canaan for the Israelites under Moses
prophecy                      Prophezeihung
prophecy                      Weissagung                                                         God-given insight relating to a present or future situation
prophesy                      prophezeien
prophesy                      weissagen
prophet                       Prophet/in                                                         person who frequently makes prophetic statements
prophetic                     prophetisch
propriety                     Anstand                                                            specially relating to correct behaviour
prosperity                    Wohlstand
prostitute                    Hure
prostitute                    Protistuierte
protection                    Schutz
Protestant                    evangelisch, protestantisch
prove                         beweisen
Proverbs                      Sprüche Salomons
provide for                   versorgen
providence; predestination    Vorsehung
provoke                       provozieren
prudence                      Umsicht
prudent                       umsichtig
psalm                         Psalm
psalms                        Psalmen                                                            book of Psalms
psalmist                      Psalmist                                                           author of the Psalms in the Bible
public                        öffentlich
publication                   Veröffentlichung
pulpit                        Kanzel
punishment                    Strafe
pupil                         Schüler/in
pure                          rein
purgatory                     Fegefeuer                                                          in purgatory - im Fegefeuer
purification                  Reinigung
Purim                         Purim                                                              Old Testament festival
purity                        Reinheit
purpose                       Zweck
pursue                        nachjagen
Q                             Quelle                                                             source
quail                         Wachtel
quarrel                       Streit
queen                         Königin
quiet                         ruhig
quiet                         still
quiet time                    stille Zeit                                                        private time of prayer and Bible reading
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race                                   Rasse
racial segregation                     Rassentrennung
radiant                                strahlend
rain                                   Regen
rainbow                                Regenbogen
ram                                    Widder
ransom                                 Lösegeld
Rapture                                Entrückung                                                          doctrine that Christians will be taken from the earth before the Last Days
raven                                  Rabe
reading                                Schriftlesung                                                       passage from the Bible read aloud during a church service
reality                                Wirklichkeit
realm                                  Reich, Bereich
rebel                                  Rebell/in
rebellion                              Auflehnung
rebellion                              Rebellion
rebuke                                 rügen
rebuke                                 tadeln
rebuke                                 zurechtweisen
rebuke                                 Zurechtweisung
recharge one’s (spiritual) batteries   auftanken
recognition                            Anerkennung
recommend                              empfehlen
recommendation                         Empfehlung
reconcile                              versöhnen
reconciliation                         Versöhnung
record                                 aufzeichnen
record                                 Aufzeichnung
Red Sea                                Rotes Meer
redeem                                 erlösen
redeemer, Saviour                      Erlöser                                                             term used for Jesus
redemption                             Erlösung                                                            refers to the fact that Jesus has freed us from the guilt of our sin
refine, purify                         läutern
Reformation                            die Reformation
reformed Church                        reformierte Kirche
reformer                               Reformer
refresh                                erfrischen
refresh                                erquicken
refuge                                 Zufluchtsort                                                        place of escape from physical danger or spiritual troubles
refutable                              widerlegbar
refute                                 widerlegen
regret                                 bereuen
reject                                 ablehnen
rejection                              Ablehnung
rejoice                                freuen: sich freuen
rejoice                                frohlocken
relative                               Verwandte/r
reliable                               zuverlässig
religion                               Religion
religious                              religiös
religious freedom                      Glaubensfreiheit, Religionsfreiheit
religious enthusiast                   Schwärmer
religious instruction                  Religionsunterricht
religious leader                       Religionsführer
religious war                          Religionskrieg, Glaubenskrieg
remain                                 bleiben
remarkable                             bemerkenswert
Remembrance Day                        Volkstrauertag
remove                                 entfernen
renew                                  erneuern
renewal                                Erneuerung                                                          especially used to describe a renewed intensity of spiritual life
repay                                  zurückzahlen
repay, pay back                        heimzahlen                                                          in punishment
repay, restore                         wiedergutmachen                                                     in compensation for loss or as a reward for willing sacrifice
repent                                 Buße tun                                                            especially as part of a conversion experience
repent, turn around                    umkehren                                                            especially as part of a conversion experience
repentance                             Buße
Repentance and prayer day              Buß- und Bettag                                                     moveable feast in November in the German Protestant church calendar
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repentant                        reuig                                                               a repentant sinner - ein reuiger Sünder
reprimand                        rügen, tadeln
reproach                         Vorwurf
request                          Bitte                                                               directed to God in prayer or to another person when asking a favour
rescue                           retten
residual                         übrige, restliche, zurückbleibende
resist                           widerstehen                                                         e.g. temptation
resistance                       Widerstand
resolution                       Beschluss                                                           in an official meeting
resound                          widerhallen
respect                          Achtung
respect                          Respekt
responsibility                   Verantwortung
responsible                      verantwortlich
rest in the Spirit               ruhen im Geist                                                      temporary faint-like state in which the person often has a deep spiritual experience
restitution                      Wiedergutmachung
restoration                      Wiederherstellung
restore                          wiederherstellen
restraint                        Zurückhaltung
resurrect                        auferstehen (lassen)
resurrection                     Auferstehung                                                        especially refers to Jesus rising from death after the crucifixion; also used for the life Christians await after death
retreat                          Einkehrtage
retreat                          Einkehrzeit
retribution                      Vergeltung
return                           Rückkehr
reveal                           enthüllen
reveal                           offenbaren
revelation                       Offenbarung                                                         an insight given by God
Revelations                      Offenbarung des Johannes
revenge                          Rache
reverence                        Verehrung
revival                          Erweckung                                                           used especially when many people are converted in a short time; sometimes used to describe personal renewal
revive                           wiederbeleben
reward                           belohnen
reward                           Belohnung
rich                             reich
riches                           Reichtum
righteous                        gerecht
rise                             aufgehen                                                            especially sun and moon
rivalry                          Rivalität
rob                              berauben
robe                             Gewand
rod                              Stab
Roman                            Römer/in
Roman                            römisch
Romans (Epistle to the Romans)   Brief des Paulus an die Römer
root                             Wurzel
rosary                           Rosenkranz
to say the rosary                den Rosenkranz beten
royal                            königlich
ruin                             Ruine
ruin                             Untergang
rule, dominion                   Herrschaft
rule, govern                     regieren
rule, reign                      herrschen
ruthless                         gnadenlos
ruthless                         unbarmherzig
Sabbath                          Sabbat                                                              the Jewish day of rest, lasting from Friday evening to Saturday evening
sabbatical                       Sabbatzeit                                                          period of study and meditation, especially for ministers and academics, usually lasting several months
sackcloth and ashes              Sack und Asche                                                      symbol of sadness or repentance
sacrament                        Sakrament                                                           church ceremony with special spiritual significance
sacramental                      sakramental
sacred                           heilig
sacrifice                        Opfer
sacrifice                        Opfergabe
sacrifice                        opfern
sacrificial                      aufopferungsvoll
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sacrificial lamb                    Opferlamm
sacrificial laws                    Opfergesetze
sacrilege                           Frevel, Sakrileg
sacrilegious                        frevelhaft
sad                                 traurig
Sadducess                           Saduzäer                                                            group of leaders in Israel in New Testament times
sadness                             Traurigkeit
safe; sure, convinced               sicher
safety, security                    Sicherheit
sail                                Segel
sail                                segeln
saint                               Heilige/r                                                           often used posthumously of people with special spiritual merit; used in the New Testament as a general term for
                                                                                                        Christians
salt                                Salz                                                                often a symbol for the beneficial influence of Christians on society
salvation                           Heil, Rettung                                                       refers to the fact that Christians are accepted by God
Salvation Army                      Heilsarmee
Samaritan                           Samariter
the Good Samaritan                  der barmherzige Samariter
Samson                              Simson
sanctification                      Heiligung                                                           progressive improvement of the spiritual quality of a Christian’s life
sanctify                            heiligen
sanctuary                           Heiligtum                                                           specially consecrated section of a church or other consecrated building
sandal                              Sandale
Satan                               Satan                                                               term for the devil, the chief spiritual power opposed to God
satanic                             satanisch
satanic                             teuflisch
satanism                            Satanismus                                                          occult practice of Satan worship
satisfy                             zufriedenstellen
Saul                                Saulus
save                                retten
saved                               gerettet                                                            used especially of people who have experienced "conversion"
Saviour (GB), Savior (USA)          Retter, Erlöser, Heiland                                            title used for Jesus Christ
scale                               Waagschale
scapegoat                           Sündenbock
scare, frighten                     erschrecken
scarlet                             scharlachrot
scatter                             zerstreuen
sceptre                             Zepter                                                              rod carried by royalty
scheme, trickery                    List
scholar                             Gelehrte/r
scoff                               spotten
scoffer                             Spötter
scorn                               Hohn
scorn                               Verachtung
scornful                            verächtlich
scout                               Pfadfinder/in
screen                              Leinwand
scribe                              Schriftgelehrter                                                    group of leaders in Israel in New Testament times
scriptural                          biblisch, schriftgemäss                                             related to the Bible; consistent with the teaching of the Bible
scriptural passage, biblical text   Bibelstelle
sricpture                           die Heilige Schrift
scroll                              Schriftrolle                                                        type of book common in biblical times
seal                                Siegel
season                              Jahreszeit
second coming                       Wiederkehr (Jesu)
secret                              Geheimnis
secret                              heimlich
sect                                Sekte
secular                             säkular
secularization                      Säkularisation
secularize                          säkularisieren
seed                                Saat
seek, search                        suchen
seize                               ergreifen
selection                           Auswahl
self                                selbst
self abasement                      Selbsterniedrigung
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self control                        Selbstbeherschung
self protection                     Selbstschutz
self will                           Eigenwille
selfish                             selbstsüchtig
selfishness                         Ichsucht
selfishness                         Selbstsucht
self-seeking                        eigensüchtig
sell                                verkaufen
seminar; Bible college              Seminar
send                                senden
sense, meaning                      Sinn
sensitive (to)                      empfindlich (für)
sensuality                          Sinnlichkeit
sentence, pass judgement on         verurteilen                                                        in a court of law
separate                            trennen
separate the wheat from the chaff   Spreu vom Weizen trennen
separation                          Trennung
sermon                              Predigt
Sermon on the Mount                 Bergpredigt                                                        open air sermon preached by Jesus, reported in the gospels
servant                             Diener/in
serve                               dienen
service                             Dienst
servitude                           Knechtschaft                                                       antiquated
sexual                              geschlechtlich
sexuality                           Sexualität
shake the dust from one's feet      Staub von den Füßen schütteln                                      symbol of God’s displeasure
shame                               Scham
shame                               Schande
shameful                            beschämend
share                               Anteil
share                               teilen
sharp                               scharf
shatter                             zerbrechen
shed blood                          vergießen: Blut vergießen
sheep                               Schaf
sheep stealing                      Schafestehlen                                                      "stealing"members from another church
sheltered                           behütet
shepherd                            Hirte
shepherding                         Hirtendienst                                                       responsibility for other Christians
shield                              Schutzschild
shield of faith                     Schild des Glaubens
shine                               glänzen
shine; seem                         scheinen
short church service                Andacht
shout; scream                       schreien
show                                zeigen
sight                               Sehvermögen
significance                        Tragweite
signs and wonders                   Zeichen und Wunder
silence                             Schweigen
silence, quietness                  Stille
silver                              Silber
Simon                               Simon
simple                              schlicht
simple-minded                       einfältig
sin                                 Sünde                                                              action, thought etc. that does not conform to God’s standards
sin                                 sündigen
sin offering                        Sündopfer                                                          ritual sacrifice in the Old Testament
sinful                              sündig
sinfulness                          Sündhaftigkeit
sinner                              Sünder
sister                              Schwester                                                          form of address for nurses, nuns and sometimes for anyfemale church members
sister in holy orders               Ordenschwester                                                     e.g. a nun
sister in law                       Schwägerin
slander                             verleumden
slaughter                           schlachten
slave                               Sklave/Sklavin
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slavery                                       Sklaverei
slumber                                       schlummern
small faith                                   Kleinglauben
smoke                                         Rauch
snake                                         Schlange
snare                                         Schlinge
sober, level-headed                           besonnen
social ministry                               Diakonie
social public service                         Zivildienst                                                        instead of military service
soldier                                       Soldat/in
Solomon                                       Salomon
solution                                      Lösung
Son of God                                    Sohn Gottes                                                        title of Jesus
Son of Man                                    Menschensohn
song                                          Lied
Song of Solomon (Canticles)                   das Hohelied Salomos
Song of Songs                                 das Lieder der Lieder, das Hohelied Salomos
soothsayer                                    Wahrsager
soul                                          Seele                                                              mainly used of the inner personality; sometimes used in the plural in the meaning of “people”
sound                                         rechtgläubig
sound desk                                    Mischpult
sow                                           aussäen
sower                                         Sämann
sparrow                                       Spatz
speaker                                       Redner/in
speaker                                       Referent/in
speaking/praying in tongues                   Sprachengebet                                                      supernatural ability to pray in unknown languages, as reported in the early church in the book of Acts
speaking/praying in tongues                   Zungengebet                                                        supernatural ability to pray in unknown languages, as reported in the early church in the book of Acts
spear                                         Speer
spirit                                        Geist
spiritual                                     geistlich
spiritual food                                geistliche Nahrung
spiritual gift                                Geistesgabe                                                        supernatural ability given by the Holy Spirit
spiritual hunger                              geistlicher Hunger                                                 longing for an experience of God
spiritual warfare                             geistliche Kampfführung                                            the struggle against supernatural forces that oppose God
spiteful                                      gehässig
splendour                                     Glanz
splendour                                     Pracht
spring; source                                Quelle
sprinkle                                      besprengen                                                         especially as a method of baptism
star                                          Stern
starve                                        verhungern
state church, established Protestant church   evangelische (Landes-)Kirche
state church, established Protestant church   Landeskirche
statute                                       Satzung
steadfast                                     standhaft
steadfast                                     unerschütterlich
steal                                         stehlen
steeple                                       Kirchturm
step                                          Schritt                                                            Glaubesschritt bold step of faith
stewardship                                   Verwalterschaft
stigmata                                      die Stigmata (Manifestation der Wunden Jesu, kath.)
stir up                                       aufrütteln
stirring                                      aufrüttelnd
stone                                         steinigen                                                          form of capital punishment in ancient Israel
store                                         Vorrat
store up                                      speichern
storm                                         Sturm
story, narration                              Erzählung
straight; upright                             gerade
strange                                       seltsam
stream                                        Strom
strength                                      Stärke
strengthen                                    stärken
string                                        Saite                                                              of a stringed instrument
strive (for)                                  streben (nach)
strong                                        stark
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stronghold                Festung
struggle                  kämpfen
stumble                   stolpern
submission                Unterordnung
submit                    unterordnen
substitute                Stellvertreter
subtle                    fein, raffiniert, scharfsinnig
successor                 Nachfolger/in
sudden                    plötzlich
suffer                    leiden
suggestion                Vorschlag
suicide                   Selbstmord
summary                   Zusammenfassung
sun                       Sonne
Sunday school             Sonntagsschule                                                     ín Europe: Christian instruction for children; in USA: also used for adult instruction
sunrise                   Sonnenaufgang
sunset                    Sonnenuntergang
superficial enthusiasm    Schwärmerei
superiority               Überlegenheit
supernatural              übernatürlich
supervise                 beaufsichtigen
supervision               Aufsicht
support                   Unterstützung
surface                   Oberfläche
surpass                   übersteigen
surrender                 hingeben
surround                  einschließen
survive                   überleben
sword                     Schwert                                                            often as a symbol of the Bible
synagogue                 Synagoge                                                           Jewish consecrated building
synod                     Synode
synoptic gospels          synoptische Evangelien                                             gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke
tabernacle                Stiftshütte                                                        mobile, tent-like structure used for wurship and sacrifice in the Old Testament
tabernacle                Tabernakel                                                         mobile, tent-like structure used for wurship and sacrifice int the Old Testament
tablets of the law        Gesetzestafeln                                                     the stone tablets received by Moses
taint                     Makel
taint                     beflecken, besudeln, verderben
tambourine                Tamburin
task                      Aufgabe
taste                     schmecken
tax                       Steuer
tax collector             Steuereinnehmer
teach, instruct           lehren
teach, instruct           unterweisen
teacher                   Lehrer/in
temperance                Enthaltsamkeit
temperate                 gemäßigt
temple                    Tempel
tempt                     verleiten
tempt; try                versuchen
temptation                Versuchung
temptation, tribulation   Anfechtung
Ten Commandments          Zehn Gebote
tenant                    Pächter/in
tenet                     (Grund-, Lehr-) Satz, Dogma, Lehre
tenour                    Sinn, wesentlicher Inhalt
tent                      Zelt
tent-maker                Zeltmacher/in                                                      missionary who earns his/her own keep with a secular job, following the example of the Apostle Paul
tentative                 vorläufig, versuchsweise
terrible                  schrecklich
territorial spirits       territoriale Geister                                               the belief that spirits or demons have power in specific geographical areas
territory                 Territorium
territory, region         Gebiet
terrorism                 Terrorismus
terrorize                 terrorisieren
testify                   bezeugen                                                           give an account of one’s faith, usually from subjective experience
testimony                 Zeugnis                                                            a subjective account of one’s faith
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Thaddeus                   Thaddäus
thank                      danken
thank offering             Dankopfer
thankful, grateful         dankbar
thanksgiving               Danksagung
the "grapevine"            Mund-zu-Mund Propaganda
the Last Judgement         Gericht: das Jüngste Gericht                                       final judgement of human beings after death/after the end of the world
the lesser of two evils    Übel: das kleinere Übel
the Lord's table           Tisch des Herrn                                                    the table used in the communion service
the New Covenant           Bund: der neue Bund                                                the new relationship with God that was made possible by Jesus
therapeutic                therapeutisch
therapy                    Therapie
thirst                     Durst
thirsty land               dürres Land
This is my body            Leib: „Dies ist mein Leib“                                         words used by Jesus to explain the meaning of the bread at the Last Supper
Thomas                     Thomas
thorn                      Dorn
thoughtful                 nachdenklich
thresh                     dreschen
throat                     Kehle
throne                     Thron
thunder                    Donner
thunderstorm               Gewitter
tithe                      Zehnter                                                            regular donation of a tenth of income
tithe, pay tithes          den Zehnten bezahlen
tongue                     Zunge
top priority               höchste Priorität
Torah                      Thora
torment                    Qualen
touch                      anrühren
touch                      berühren
tower                      Turm
tract                      Traktat                                                            brochure giving basic information about the faith
trader                     Händler/in
tradition                  Tradition
train                      schulen
training course, seminar   Lehrgang
traitor                    Verräter/in
trample                    zertrampeln
transfiguration            Verklärung                                                         refers to a New Testament incident when the disciples saw Jesus with a shining appearance
transform                  verwandeln
transgession, sin          Übertretung
translate                  übersetzen
translation                Übersetzung
trap                       Falle
treacherous                trügerisch
treacherous                veräterisch
treacherous servant        Schalksknecht                                                      antiquated
tread (on)                 treten (auf)
treasure                   Schatz
treasurer                  Kassierer/in
treasurer                  Schatzmeister/in
tremble                    zittern
trespass                   unbefugt betreten
trial                      Gerichtsverhandlung
trial                      Prozess
tribe                      Stamm
tribes of Israel           Stämme Israels
trickery                   Hinterlist
trinity                    Dreieinigkeit                                                      the doctrine that the one God exists as three persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
trouble, difficulties      Schwierigkeiten
trumpet                    Trompete
trumpet; trombone          Posaune
trust                      Vertrauen
trust                      vertrauen
trustworthy                vertrauenswürdig
truth                      Wahrheit
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truthful, honest                        wahrhaftig
truthful, true                          wahrheitsgemäß
type                                    Typus
typology                                Typologie                                                          interpretation of Old Testeament characters as a symbol of Jesus Christ
unashamed                               Scham: ohne Scham
unbeliever                              Ungläubige/r
unchanging                              unveränderlich
unchurched                              kirchenfern
uncircumcised                           unbeschnitten                                                      used in the Old Testament for non-Jewish people
unconscious                             bewusstlos
unconscious                             unbewusst
uncover                                 aufdecken
unction                                 Ölung
understand                              verstehen
understanding                           Verständnis
undivided                               ungeteilt
unemployment                            Arbeitslosigkeit
unfaithful                              untreu
ungodly                                 gottlos
uniformed "sister" in social ministry   Diakonisse                                                         Protestant
union                                   Vereinigung
united we stand, divided we fall        Einigkeit macht stark
unity                                   Einheit
universe                                Universum
university chaplain                     Studentenpfarrer/in
unleavened bread                        ungesäuertes Brot                                                  bread baked without yeast so that it does not rise
unless                                  wenn nicht
unloving                                lieblos
unmarried                               unverheiratet
unrighteous                             ungerecht
unworthy                                unwürdig
uphold                                  aufrechterhalten
upright                                 aufrichtig
urge                                    drängen
urge                                    eindringlich bitten
urgency                                 Dringlichkeit
urgent                                  dringend
useful                                  brauchbar
useful                                  nützlich
useless                                 nutzlos
useless                                 unbrauchbar
useless                                 zwecklos
vain                                    eingebildet
vain                                    eitel
valley                                  Tal
value                                   Wert
vanity                                  Eitelkeit
vanity, meaninglessness                 Nichtigkeit
vantage point, from my vantage point    Blickwinkel, aus meinem Blickwinkel
vanquish                                besiegen, überwinden, überwältigen, bezwingen
Vatican                                 Vatikan
Vatican Council                         Vatikanisches Konzil
Vatican City                            Vatikanstadt
veil                                    Schleier
to take the veil                        den Schleier nehmen, ins Kloster gehen
vengeful                                rachsüchtig
verger                                  Küster/in
verse                                   Vers                                                               especially the numbered sections within the chapters of the Bible
vespers                                 Vesper
vestment                                Ornat, Robe
vexation                                Plage, Qual, Verdruss, Ärger
vice                                    Laster
victorious                              siegreich
victory                                 Sieg
victory procession                      Siegeszug
vine                                    Rebe
vine                                    Weinstock
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vineyard                           Weinberg
violate (the law)                  verstoßen (gegen das Gesetz)
violence                           Gewalttätigkeit
violent                            gewalttätig
viper                              Viper
virgin                             Jungfrau
virgin birth                       jungfräuliche Geburt
Virgin Mary                        Jungfrau Maria
virtue                             Tugend
visible                            sichtbar
vision                             Vision                                                             God-given insight, usually in the form of a picture
voice                              Stimme
volume                             Band                                                               in a series of books
volunteer                          Freiwillige/r
vomit                              brechen
vow                                Gelübde
take a vow of silence              Schweigen geloben
take one's vows                    sein Gelübde ablegen
vow, swear                         schwören
Vulgate                            Vulgata
vulnerable                         verwundbar
wait                               warten
walk with God                      Wandel mit Gott                                                    life style of following God
wall                               Mauer
war                                Krieg
warning                            Warnung
watch and pray                     wachen und beten
watchman                           Wächter                                                            especially a guard for a town in biblical times
watchwords                         Losungen, Losungstext
water                              Wasser
water baptism                      Wassertaufe
way                                Weg
weak                               schwach
weakness                           Schwäche
wealthy                            wohlhabend
weapon                             Waffe
wedding                            Hochzeit
wedding                            Trauung
weight                             Gewicht
whale                              Wal                                                                the large fish in the book of Jona is sometimes (wrongly) called a whale
wheat                              Weizen
wheat harvest                      Weizenernte
white as snow                      schneeweiß                                                         symbol of purity
whole, healthy                     heil                                                               in mind and body
wicked; angry                      böse
wide open                          weit offen
widow                              Witwe
widowed                            verwitwet
widower                            Witwer
wife                               Ehefrau
wild, excessive, dissipated        ausschweifend
willingness                        Bereitschaft
wilt                               verwelken
wine                               Wein
wipe away (tears)                  wegwischen (Tränen)
wisdom                             Weisheit
Wisdom of Solomon                  die Weisheit Salomons, salomonische Weisheit
wise                               weise
Wise Men                           die Weisen aus dem Morgenland
witch                              Hexe
witchcraft                         Hexerei
with intensely personal devotion   innig(lich)                                                        antiquated
withdraw                           zurückziehen: sich zurückziehen
wither                             verdorren
witness                            Zeuge/Zeugin
Woe!                               Wehe!
womb                               Mutterleib
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wood                             Holz
wood                             Wald
word of God                      Wort Gottes                                                        refers to the Bible or to the person of Jesus
word of greeting                 Grußwort
word of prophecy                 prophetisches Wort                                                 God-given insight relating to a present or future situation
word; passage, text; statement   Wort
works                            Werke                                                              things we do for God
works of faith                   Werke des Glaubens
works of the law                 Werke des Gesetzes
world                            Welt
worldliness                      Weltlichkeit
worldly, secular                 weltlich                                                           especially: strongly influenced by non-Christian factors, inconsistent in the life of faith
worry                            Sorge                                                              sich sorgen worry
worship                          anbeten, verehren, den Gottesdienst abhalten
worship                          Anbetung, Verehrung                                                honour given to God in prayer and/or song
worthy                           würdig
wound                            Wunde
writer                           Autor/in
yarmulke                         jüdisches Gebetskäppchen
year of Jubilee                  Jubeljahr                                                          Old Testament arrangement to cancel old debts
yeast                            Hefe
yoke                             Joch                                                               nimm mein Joch auf dich = take my yoke upon you
youth fellowship                 Jugendgruppe
youth minister                   Jugendpastor/in
youth work                       Jugendarbeit
zeal                             Eifer
Zechariah                        Sacharja
Zephaniah                        Zefanja
Zion                             Zion                                                               mountain in Israel, a symbol of the national and spiritual identity of Israel

				
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