The English word glory is over used in the bible and by Christians. This word is used interchangeably for several different things.

We can give glory to God.

Joshua 7:19 Then Joshua said to Achan, “My son, I implore you, give glory to the Lord, the God of Israel, and give praise to him; and tell me now what you have done. Do not hide it from me.”

And we can see the glory of God.

Exodus 33:22 and it will come about, while my glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.

The term ‘giving glory to God’ uses the Hebrew word ‘kabod‘ essentially meaning ‘to honor’.

However “seeing the glory of God” as Moses did on mount Sinai and as Peter saw in the transfiguration and as John referred to seeing in Jesus Christ is the Hebrew word ‘doxa‘ essentially meaning heaviness, or weightiness or the brightness of his presence.

But both words are described by Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ gathers up these two words and summarizes these two words together into one.

“Give glory ‘kabod’ to Jesus Christ who is himself the bright radiance of Gods glory (doxa).”

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