While literal meaning refers to the normal or customary usage of a word or expression, figurative meaning refers to a concept which is represented in terms of another. “For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap” (Mal. “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matt. “Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves” (Luke 10:3).
The following list is not complete, but it outlines the major figures of speech used in the Bible. Also see Isaiah 29:8; -11; Jeremiah ; Matthew ; 1 Corinthians ; 1 Thessalonians 5:2.
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