Although there is not a great deal told about her, the little that is said is enough to show that she was a godly woman who was loved and respected in the Christian community of Joppa. Opportunities for doing good are here today and gone tomorrow, so make use of them today while you have them. Also, checked at prayerfulliving but do not have a membership there yet. Dorcas was known for her good works and acts of love for the poor Acts 9:36 ; she was much loved in the community of Joppa. And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.
These dictionary topics are from M. The thirty-eighth verse shows that there was already a Church at Joppa About half the population of seven thousand are said to be still Christians. You may work in a bank; work to please the Lord, not your boss. The Geneva Bible 1587 There was also at Ioppa a certaine woman, a disciple named Tabitha which by interpretation is called Dorcas she was full of good workes and almes which she did. Colossians 3:17 says, Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Be the first to ask a question for this page! Be like Dorcas in the Bible.
Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. Then, there were the widows verse 39. The Greek form occurs, in the curious combination of Juno Dorcas, on one of the inscriptions in the Columbarium of Livia, now in the Capitoline Museum at Rome, as belonging to an Ornatrix of the Empress. . Tabitha Ταβιθά Tabitha Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular Antelope; Tabitha, a Christian woman at Joppa. Dorcas, or Tabitha, was a charitable person who made things, especially clothing, for the needy in Joppa.
A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i. In spite of the diligent care of the other disciples and perhaps physicians, she died. The couple stayed in Ephesus when Paul left, again establishing a church in their home 1 Corinthians 16:19. She always gave money to people that needed it. And in Joppa there was a certain female disciple, by name Tabitha, which being interpreted means Dorcas.
Her Greek name was Dorcas. Thus in the raising of dead souls to spiritual life, the first sign of life is the opening of the eyes of the mind. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing… For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. This was the type of religion Dorcas practiced. Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, who by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and alms-deeds which she did.
Douay-Rheims Bible And in Joppe there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. American Standard Version Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. Was the disciple of Joppa in any way connected with the slave, whose very function implied skill in needlework? But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. Spend time in prayer asking God to use you as well as other Christians around you to reach others for Him.
They had no trouble believing that Peter, through Christ, could work a miracle in their behalf. This woman was full of good works and acts of mercy which she did. We cannot explain why suffering, sickness, accident and death afflicts us, but God knows what He is doing and one day we shall understand John 13:7. Consider how much time she must have spent helping others. Notice that her faith in Christ was seen by the works that she did. The people loved her and could not bear to see her die! Contemporary English Version In Joppa there was a follower named Tabitha. But such are ungrateful indeed, who have kindness shown them, and will not acknowledge it, by showing the kindness that is done them.
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha in Greek her name is Dorcas ; she was always doing good and helping the poor. Dorcas in the Bible God Brings Dorcas to Life What a time of praise the people must have had in seeing Dorcas brought back to life. She was obsessed with doing good. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? She was always doing good works and acts of charity. I have heard of them but just never taken the time to investigate what they have. The Bible does not specifically say that the disciples at Joppa were hoping for Peter to resurrect Dorcas, but they did call urgently for him Acts 9:38.