doxazo (1392) primarily denotes "to suppose" (from doxa, "an opinion"); in the NT (a) "to magnify, extol, praise" (see doxa below), especially of "glorifying"; God, i. e., ascribing honor to Him, acknowledging Him as to His being, attributes and acts, i. e., His glory (see GLORY), e. g., <Matt. 5:16; 9:8; 15:31; Rom. 15:6,9; Gal. 1:24; 1 Pet. 4:16>; the Word of the Lord, <Acts 13:48>; the Name of the Lord, <Rev. 15:4>; also of "glorifying" oneself, <John 8:54; Rev. 18:7>; (b) "to do honor to, to make glorious," e. g., <Rom. 8:30; 2 Cor. 3:10; 1 Pet. 1:8>, "full of glory," passive voice (lit., "glorified"); said of Christ, e. g., <John 7:39; 8:54>, RV, "glorifieth," for KJV, "honor" and "honoreth" (which would translate timao, "to honor"); of the Father, e. g., <John 13:31,32; 21:19; 1 Pet. 4:11>; of "glorifying" one's ministry, <Rom. 11:13>, RV, "glorify" (KJV, "magnify"); of a member of the body, <1 Cor. 12:26>, "be honored" (RV marg., "be glorified").

"As the glory of God is the revelation and manifestation of all that He has and is..., it is said of a Self-revelation in which God manifests all the goodness that is His, <John 12:28>. So far as it is Christ through whom this is made manifest, He is said to glorify the Father, <John 17:1, 4>; or the Father is glorified in Him, <13:31; 14:13>; and Christ's meaning is analogous when He says to His disciples, `Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; and so shall ye be My disciples,' <John 15:8>. When doxazo is predicated of Christ..., it means simply that His innate glory is brought to light, is made manifest; cf. <11:4>. So <7:39; 12:16,23; 13:31; 17:1,5>. It is an act of God the Father in Him.... As the revelation of the Holy Spirit is connected with the glorification of Christ, Christ says regarding Him, `He shall glorify Me,' <16:14>" (Cremer).

(from Vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words)

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