(1.) to make glorious or honorable, or to cause to appear so, Joh 12:28; Joh 13:31-32; Joh 15:8; Joh 17:4-5; Joh 21:19; Ac 3:13. In this view it particularly refers to the resurrection of Christ, and his ascension to the right hand of God, Joh 7:30; Joh 12:16.
(2.) It also expresses that change which shall pass upon believers at the general resurrection, and their admission into heaven.
(3.) To glorify God (1Co 6:20) is to "show forth his praise" by obedience to his law. Thus the "heavens declare the glory of God" in obedience to the law of creation; and much more do moral and intellectual beings glorify him by willing obedience to the moral law (1Co 10:31; Joh 17:4). SEE GLORY OF GOD.