HABAKKUK CHAPTER 3
11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear. (ref) KJV
In the New Testament, the corresponding word is the Greek doxa, sometimes also translated "brightness". For example at the nativity of Christ:
In the countryside close by there were shepherds out in the fields keeping guard over their sheep during the watches of the night. An angel of the Lord stood over them and the glory of the Lord shone round them. They were terrified, but the angel said, 'Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people.
In the gospel of John: 17, Jesus addresses a long prayer to God in which he says:
I have glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. Now, Father, glorify me with that glory I had with you before ever the world existed.
Definition of: Glory
1 a: praise, honor, or distinction extended by common consent: renown
b: worshipful praise, honor, and thanksgiving <giving glory to God>
2 a: something that secures praise or renown <the glory of a brilliant career>
b: a distinguished quality or asset
3a (1): great beauty and splendor : magnificence <the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome — E. A. Poe> (2) : something marked by beauty or resplendence <a perfect glory of a day>
b: the splendor and beatific happiness of heaven; broadly : eternity
4 a: a state of great gratification or exaltation <when she's acting she's in her glory>
b: a height of prosperity or achievement
5: a ring or spot of light: as
b: a halo appearing around the shadow of an object
Examples of GLORY
1: As a young soldier he dreamed of winning military glory.
2: He now has only a few trophies to remind him of the glory of his athletic career.
3: Let us give glory to God.
4: The glory of the town is its fountain.
5: An art exhibit showing off the glories of ancient civilizations
6: The new owners are trying to restore the company to its former glory.
7: The beautiful art reminds us of the glory of the empire.
Origin of GLORY
Middle English glorie, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin gloria
First Known Use: 14th century