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Word of the Week Lesson #28 – TRIBUTE

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 The Word of the Week Lesson #28 takes a look at Romans 13:7 as we explore the meaning of the word TRIBUTE.

Word of the Week Lesson #28

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tribute

Short Definition

Abridged from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

TRIB’UTE, noun

a sum of money or other valuable thing, paid by one prince or nation to another; a personal contribution

Webster’s 1828 Full Definition

TRIB’UTE, noun

[Fr. tribut; L. tributum, from tribuo, to give, bestow or divide.]

1. An annual or stated sum of money or other valuable thing, paid by one prince or nation to another, either as an acknowledgement of submission, or as the price of peace and protection, or by virtue of some treaty.

The Romans made all their conquered countries pay tribute.

2. A personal contribution; as a tribute of respect.

3. Something given or contributed.

All definitions are taken from the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary from Archive.org Volume 1 and Volume 2 and can also be found on Webster’s 1828 Dictionary online

Memory Verse

“Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.”  ~ Romans 13:7 (KJV)

All scripture references are taken from the King James Bible

Hymn

“To Thee, my heart, eternal King,
Would now its thankful tribute bring;
To Thee its humble homage raise
In songs of ardent, grateful, praise.”

 – Exeter Collection, To Thee, My Heart, Eternal King 

All hymn texts are taken from Cyber Hymnal

Examples From Daily Life

A few minutes later, Miss Piper was back, with a stiff white object wrapped in clear plastic.

“What is that?” Robyn asked curiously.

“This, my dear, is a tribute to modern science,” said Miss Piper, unwrapping the plastic and pulling out what looked like a flat sponge.  “It is a chemical cleaning pad.  It removes pencil, crayon, marker, and stains of all kinds.” She flipped the label over, and began reading.  “It can be safely used on glass, tile, metal and wood.  You just dampen one corner, and rub it over the effected area.  Successful results are guaranteed.”

“That is a tribute to the manufacturer’s confidence,” Philip observed.  “They wouldn’t guarantee the results unless they were pretty sure it worked.”

“I’ll get you some water,” Robyn offered, running for a cup.

Miss Piper dipped the corner of the pad into the water, and then squeezed it out carefully.  “Here Robyn, give it a try.”

“It’s working!” Robyn exclaimed with delight.  Sure enough, the grey marks—and the green marks—were melting away.  “I think that is a tribute to the manufacturer, Philip.  Because the most convincing tribute is when the product actually works!”

Printable Image with Short Definition and Memory Verse

The Word of the Week Lesson #28 takes a look at Romans 13:7 as we explore the meaning of the word TRIBUTE.

Bonus Activity

Do you understand the meaning of today’s memory verse?  Read Luke 20:20-26, which covers the same topic.  Discuss some ways that we can render tribute to those in authority on earth, and some ways that we can render tribute to God as well.

Answer To Last Week’s Bonus Activity 

wrought – rot

taught – tot; taut

naught – not; knot

caught – cot

Note to parents: Regional dialects might affect students’ pronunciation.

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