5335 herald

5335 herald

One who proclaims a message or paves the way for a promised event. In Scripture both angels and human beings are employed as heralds, and on occasions even specific events may herald future happenings.

Heralds in human affairs

2Ki 18:28 See also Ex 5:10; 1Sa 11:7; 2Sa 18:19; 1Ki 21:12; 2Ki 10:20; 2Ki 11:12; 2Ch 30:6; Est 1:19-22; Est 6:11; Da 3:4; Jnh 3:7

To preach is to act as a herald

Pronouncing judgment Jnh 3:4 See also Jer 4:5; Jer 46:14

Bringing good news Isa 40:9 See also Isa 48:20; Isa 52:7-8; Na 1:15

Preaching the gospel Mt 24:14; Ac 5:42; 1Ti 2:7 See also Ac 4:2; Ac 8:5 Philip proclaims the gospel; Ac 9:20; Ac 10:42 Peter at Cornelius’house; Ac 15:7; Ac 17:3; Ac 28:31 Paul preaches at Rome; 1Co 1:23; 2Co 1:19; Gal 2:2; Col 1:23; 1Ti 3:16; 2Ti 1:11

John the Baptist as a herald

Mt 11:10 pp Mk 1:2 pp Lk 7:27 See also Mal 3:1; Mt 3:1-3; Isa 40:3; Lk 1:17,76; Jn 1:15; Jn 3:28

Angels as heralds

Lk 2:10 See also Jdg 6:12; Mt 1:20-21; Mt 28:5-6 pp Mk 16:5-6 pp Lk 24:4-6; Lk 1:13,30-31; Lk 2:13-14; Rev 14:6

Events heralding what is to happen

Mt 24:32-33 pp Mk 13:28-29 pp Lk 21:29-31; 2Th 2:3

Jesus Christ as a herald

Lk 4:43 pp Mk 1:38 See also Mt 4:17 pp Mk 1:14-15 pp Lk 4:18-19; Isa 61:1-2; Lk 8:1

See also

2363Christ, preaching & teaching
4110angels
5098John the Baptist
5178running
5408messenger
7706apostles
7724evangelists
7754preaching
7772prophets

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