|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to change the position, character, or appearance of a thing; to change the countenance.
2. (v. t.) To alter by substituting something else for, or by giving up for something else; as, to change the clothes; to change one's occupation; to change one's intention.
3. (v. t.) To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; -- followed by with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with another.
4. (v. t.) Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money (technically called change) for; as, to change a gold coin or a bank bill.
5. (v. i.) To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better.
6. (v. i.) To pass from one phase to another; as, the moon changes to-morrow night.
7. (v. t.) Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles.
8. (n.) A succession or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of seasons.
9. (n.) A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon.
10. (v. t.) Alteration in the order of a series; permutation.
11. (v. t.) That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another.
12. (v. t.) Small money; the money by means of which the larger coins and bank bills are made available in small dealings; hence, the balance returned when payment is tendered by a coin or note exceeding the sum due.
13. (n.) A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; a building appropriated for mercantile transactions.
14. (n.) A public house; an alehouse.
15. (v. t.) Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
chanj: A word which seeks to express the many shades of meaning contained in 13 variations of 9 Hebrew words and 5 Greek. These signify, in turn, "to change" "to exchange," "to turn," "to put or place," "to make other" i.e. "alter," "to disguise oneself." chalaph, and its derivatives, occuring often, indicates "to pass away," hence, alter, renew, e.g.:
(1) "changes of raiment" (Genesis 45:22 Judges 14:12, 13, 19);
(2) "changed my wages ten times" (Genesis 31:7, 41);
(3) heavens changed "as a vesture" (Psalm 102:26);
(4) "changes and warfare" (Job 10:17), i.e. relays of soldiers as illustrated in 1 Kings 5:14 (the Revised Version, margin "host after host is against me");
(5) "till my change come" (the Revised Version (British and American) "release"), i.e. death (Job 14:14);
(6) "changed the ordinances" (the American Standard Revised Version "violated the statutes"), i.e. disregarded law (Isaiah 24:5);
(7) change of mind (Habakkuk 1:11 the King James Version). Used also of change of character, haphakh:
(1) of leprosy, "changed unto white" (Leviticus 13:16);
(2) figuratively of the moral life, "Can the Ethiopian change his skin?" (Jeremiah 13:23); so also mur, and derivatives, "changed their gods" and "their glory," etc. (Psalm 106:20 Jeremiah 2:11 Hosea 4:7).
Other words used to indicate change of name (2 Kings 24:17); of day and night (Job 17:12); of times and seasons (Daniel 2:21); of countenance. (Daniel 7:28); of behavior (1 Samuel 21:13); God's unchangeableness, "I, Yahweh, change not" (Malachi 3:6).
In the New Testament the word has to do chiefly with spiritual realities:
(1) metatithemi, of the necessary change of the priesthood and law under Christ (Hebrews 7:12);
(2) allatto, of His changing the customs of Moses (Acts 6:14);
(3) of moral change, e.g. debasement (Romans 1:23, 25, 26);
(4) of bodily change at the resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; metaschematizo, Philippians 3:21 the King James Version);
(5) metaballo, of change of mind in presence of a miracle (Acts 28:6);
(6) of the change to come over the heavens at the great day of the Lord (Hebrews 1:12; compare 2 Peter 3:10, 12).
Figurative uses indicated separately in the course of the article.
Dwight M. Pratt
CHANGE OF RAIMENT
Change (109 Occurrences)
Matthew 3:8 Therefore let your lives prove your change of heart; (WEY BBE)
Matthew 10:10 no bag for your journey, nor change of linen, nor shoes, nor stick; for the labourer deserves his food. (WEY)
Matthew 17:2 There in their presence His form underwent a change; His face shone like the sun, and His raiment became as white as the light. (WEY BBE)
Matthew 18:3 And said, Truly, I say to you, If you do not have a change of heart and become like little children, you will not go into the kingdom of heaven. (BBE NIV)
Mark 6:12 And they went out, preaching the need for a change of heart in men. (BBE)
Mark 9:2 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John, and brought them up onto a high mountain privately by themselves, and he was changed into another form in front of them. (Root in WEB WEY BBE)
Luke 3:8 Live lives which shall prove your change of heart; and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones. (WEY BBE)
Luke 9:29 And while He was praying the appearance of His face underwent a change, and His clothing became white and radiant. (WEY BBE NIV)
Luke 10:4 Carry no purse, bag, nor change of shoes; and salute no one on your way." (WEY)
Luke 15:7 I say to you that even so there will be more joy in heaven when one sinner is turned away from his wrongdoing, than for ninety-nine good men, who have no need of a change of heart. (BBE)
Luke 16:6 "'A hundred firkins of oil,' he replied. "'Here is your account,' said the steward: 'sit down quickly and change it into fifty firkins.' (WEY)
Luke 16:7 "To a second he said, "'And how much do you owe?' "'A hundred quarters of wheat,' was the answer. "'Here is your account,' said he: 'change it into eighty quarters.' (WEY)
Luke 24:47 And that teaching about a change of heart and forgiveness of sins is to be given to Jerusalem first and to all nations in his name. (BBE)
John 2:15 He made a whip of cords, and threw all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers' money, and overthrew their tables. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 5:31 Him God has put on high at his right hand, as a Ruler and a Saviour, to give to Israel a change of heart and forgiveness of sins. (BBE)
Acts 6:14 For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place, and will change the customs which Moses delivered to us." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Acts 11:18 And hearing these things they said nothing more, but gave glory to God, saying, Then to the Gentiles as to us has God given a change of heart, so that they may have life. (BBE)
Acts 13:24 For whose coming John made ready the way by preaching to all the people of Israel the baptism which goes with a change of heart. (BBE)
Acts 17:30 Those times when men had no knowledge were overlooked by God; but now he gives orders to all men in every place to undergo a change of heart: (BBE)
Acts 19:4 And Paul said, John gave a baptism which goes with a change of heart, saying to the people that they were to have faith in him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus. (BBE)
Acts 26:20 But I went about, first to those in Damascus and Jerusalem, and through all the country of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, preaching a change of heart, so that they, being turned to God, might give, in their works, the fruits of a changed heart. (BBE)
Romans 1:25 who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 1:26 For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions. For their women changed the natural function into that which is against nature. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 2:4 Or is it nothing to you that God had pity on you, waiting and putting up with you for so long, not seeing that in his pity God's desire is to give you a change of heart? (BBE)
Romans 8:20 For every living thing was put under the power of change, not by its desire, but by him who made it so, in hope (BBE)
1 Corinthians 5:6 This pride of yours is not good. Do you not see that a little leaven makes a change in all the mass? (BBE)
1 Corinthians 7:18 If any man who is a Christian has had circumcision, let him keep so; and if any man who is a Christian has not had circumcision, let him make no change. (BBE)
2 Corinthians 7:9 Now I am glad, not that you had sorrow, but that your sorrow was the cause of a change of heart; for yours was a holy sorrow so that you might undergo no loss by us in anything. (BBE)
2 Corinthians 7:10 For the sorrow which God gives is the cause of salvation through a change of heart, in which there is no reason for grief: but the sorrow of the world is a cause of death. (BBE)
Galatians 1:6 I wonder that ye thus quickly change, from him that called you in Christ's grace, to a different gospel, (DBY)
Galatians 4:20 but I could wish to be present with you now, and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 5:9 A little leaven makes a change in all the mass. (BBE)
Philippians 3:21 who will change the body of our humiliation to be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working by which he is able even to subject all things to himself. (WEB KJV BBE WBS RSV)
2 Timothy 2:25 Gently guiding those who go against the teaching; if by chance God may give them a change of heart and true knowledge, (BBE)
Hebrews 1:12 As a mantle, you will roll them up, and they will be changed; but you are the same. Your years will not fail." (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is of necessity a change made also in the law. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 7:21 (for they indeed have been made priests without an oath), but he with an oath by him that says of him, "The Lord swore and will not change his mind,'You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.'" (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 12:17 For you know that even when he afterward desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for a change of mind though he sought it diligently with tears. (WEB ASV BBE NIV)
James 1:17 Every gift which is good, and every perfect boon, is from above, and comes down from the Father, who is the source of all Light. In Him there is no variation nor the slightest suggestion of change. (WEY BBE RSV NIV)
James 4:9 Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom. (See NIV)
Jude 1:4 For there are certain men who crept in secretly, even those who were long ago written about for this condemnation: ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying our only Master, God, and Lord, Jesus Christ. (See NIV)
Jude 1:16 These are the men who make trouble, ever desiring change, going after evil pleasures, using high-sounding words, respecting men's position in the hope of reward. (BBE)
Revelation 2:16 See, then, that you have a change of heart; or I will come to you quickly, and will make war against them with the sword of my mouth. (BBE)
Revelation 2:21 And I gave her time for a change of heart, but she has no mind to give up her unclean ways. (BBE)
Revelation 3:3 Keep in mind, then, the teaching which was given to you, and be ruled by it and have a change of heart. If then you do not keep watch, I will come like a thief, and you will have no knowledge of the hour when I will come on you. (BBE)
Genesis 35:2 Then Jacob said to his household, and to all who were with him, "Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, change your garments. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 13:17 It happened, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God didn't lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, "Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and they return to Egypt;" (WEB BBE NAS NIV)
Exodus 14:5 It was told the king of Egypt that the people had fled; and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was changed towards the people, and they said, "What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?" (Root in WEB ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 32:12 Why should the Egyptians speak, saying,'He brought them forth for evil, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the surface of the earth?' Turn from your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against your people. (See NAS)
Leviticus 13:16 Or if the raw flesh turns again, and is changed to white, then he shall come to the priest; (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 27:10 He shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good: and if he shall at all change animal for animal, then both it and that for which it is changed shall be holy. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 27:33 He shall not search whether it is good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he changes it at all, then both it and that for which it is changed shall be holy. It shall not be redeemed.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, to say what is false; or the son of man, that his purpose may be changed: what he has said, will he not do? and will he not give effect to the words of his mouth? (Root in BBE NIV)
Numbers 23:20 Behold, I have received a command to bless. He has blessed, and I can't reverse it. (See NIV)
Judges 14:12 Samson said to them, "Let me tell you a riddle now. If you can declare it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS)
Judges 14:13 but if you can't declare it to me, then you shall give me thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing." They said to him, "Put forth your riddle, that we may hear it." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS)
Ruth 4:7 Now, in earlier times this was the way in Israel when property was taken over by a near relation, or when there was a change of owner. To make the exchange certain one man took off his shoe and gave it to the other; and this was a witness in Israel. (BBE DBY NAS)
1 Samuel 15:29 And further, the Glory of Israel will not say what is false, and his purpose may not be changed: for he is not a man, whose purpose may be changed. (Root in BBE NAS NIV)
2 Samuel 14:20 to change the face of the matter has your servant Joab done this thing. My lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth." (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 8:47 yet if they shall repent in the land where they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication to you in the land of those who carried them captive, saying,'We have sinned, and have done perversely; we have dealt wickedly;' (See NIV)
1 Kings 13:33 After this thing Jeroboam didn't return from his evil way, but again made priests of the high places from among all the people. Whoever wanted to, he consecrated him, that there might be priests of the high places. (See NIV)
1 Kings 14:2 and Jeroboam saith to his wife, 'Rise, I pray thee, and change thyself, and they know not that thou 'art' wife of Jeroboam, and thou hast gone to Shiloh; lo, there 'is' Ahijah the prophet; he spake unto me of 'being' king over this people; (YLT)
1 Kings 22:30 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, I will make a change in my clothing, so that I do not seem to be the king, and will go into the fight; but do you put on your robes. So the king of Israel made a change in his dress and went into the fight. (BBE)
2 Chronicles 6:37 yet if they shall repent themselves in the land where they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication to you in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done perversely, and have dealt wickedly; (See NIV)
2 Chronicles 18:29 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, I will make a change in my clothing, so that I do not seem to be the king, and will go into the fight; but do you put on your robes. So the king of Israel made a change in his dress, and they went to the fight. (BBE)
Ezra 6:11 And I have given orders that if anyone makes any change in this word, one of the supports is to be pulled out of his house, and he is to be lifted up and fixed to it; and his house is to be made waste for this; (BBE YLT NIV)
Ezra 6:12 And may the God who has made it a resting-place for his name send destruction on all kings and peoples whose hands are outstretched to make any change in this or to do damage to this house of God at Jerusalem. I, Darius, have given this order, let it be done with all care. (BBE YLT NAS NIV)
Job 2:12 And lifting up their eyes when they were still far off, it did not seem that the man they saw was Job because of the change in him. And they gave way to bitter weeping, with signs of grief, and put dust on their heads. (BBE)
Job 9:27 If I say,'I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and cheer up;' (See NIV)
Job 14:7 For there is of a tree hope, if it be cut down, That again it doth change, That its tender branch doth not cease. (YLT)
Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. (KJV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Job 14:20 You forever prevail against him, and he departs. You change his face, and send him away. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Job 17:12 They change the night into day, saying'The light is near' in the presence of darkness. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Job 29:22 After my word they change not, And on them doth my speech drop, (YLT)
Psalms 15:4 In whose eyes a vile man is despised, but who honors those who fear Yahweh; he who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and doesn't change; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 34:1 A Psalm of David; when he changed his demeanour before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed. (34:2) (Root in JPS BBE DBY WBS)
Psalms 46:2 Therefore we won't be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas; (Root in WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV)
Psalms 55:19 God, who is enthroned forever, will hear, and answer them. Selah. They never change, who don't fear God. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Psalms 77:10 And I said, This is my infirmity; But I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High. (See JPS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 89:34 I will be true to my agreement; the things which have gone out of my lips will not be changed. (Root in BBE YLT)
Psalms 102:26 They will perish, but you will endure. Yes, all of them will wear out like a garment. You will change them like a cloak, and they will be changed. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 106:20 Thus they exchanged their glory for an image of a bull that eats grass. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 110:4 Yahweh has sworn, and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek." (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 126:1 <A Song of the going up.> When the Lord made a change in Zion's fate, we were like men in a dream. (BBE)
Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Proverbs 31:5 Lest he drink, and forget the decree, And change the judgment of any of the sons of affliction. (YLT)
Proverbs 31:8 Open thy mouth for the dumb, For the right of all sons of change. (YLT)
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (See JPS)
Isaiah 9:10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars. (KJV BBE WBS)
Isaiah 33:6 And she will have no more fear of change, being full of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge: the fear of the Lord is her wealth. (BBE)
Jeremiah 2:11 Has a nation changed its gods, which yet are no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 2:36 Why do you go about so much to change your way? You will be ashamed of Egypt also, as you were ashamed of Assyria. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Jeremiah 4:28 The earth will be weeping for this, and the heavens on high will be black: because I have said it, and I will not go back from it; it is my purpose, and it will not be changed. (Root in BBE NAS)
Jeremiah 7:5 For if your ways and your doings are truly changed for the better; if you truly give right decisions between a man and his neighbour; (Root in BBE NIV)
Jeremiah 13:16 Give glory to Yahweh your God, before he causes darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and, while you look for light, he turns it into the shadow of death, and makes it gross darkness. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, who are accustomed to do evil. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 26:13 So now, make a change for the better in your ways and your doings, and give ear to the voice of the Lord your God; then the Lord will let himself be turned from the decision he has made against you for evil. (BBE NAS)
Daniel 2:9 But if you don't make known to me the dream, there is but one law for you; for you have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, until the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can show me its interpretation. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Daniel 5:10 Now the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came into the banquet house: the queen spoke and said, O king, live forever; don't let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your face be changed. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Daniel 7:25 He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)