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How to find a godly wife!

How to find a godly wife

How to find a godly wife!

By John Chopores



How to find a godly wife!

      First, know that, the wife is to be of the same faith! cf.

Gen 24:2  And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

Gen 24:3  And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not [1]take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

Gen 24:4  But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my [2]kindred, and [3]take a wife unto my son Isaac.
1 Cor 7:39  The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
Amos 3:3  Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

      Look for a woman of godly character. cf.

Gen 24:14  And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast showed kindness unto my master.

Prov 31:30  Favour is [4]deceitful, and beauty is [5]vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

"Charms are deceptive, and beauty is a breath" (AAT)
"Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing" (Ber)
       It is easily to lust after a woman's beauty, but her outward beauty will not last! cf. Prov 6:25  Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

      However, God may give to you a beautiful wife. cf.

Gen 24:16  And the damsel was [6]very [7]fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

      Know, however, that a beautiful wife, is not always, the best wife! Jacob loved the beautful Rachel. cf.

Gen 29:17 (KJV)  Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was [1][8]beautiful and well [2][9]favoured.

"... elegant in form as well as lovely in countenance" (Sprl)

"...lovely of form and face" (Ber)

Gen 29:18 (KJV)  And Jacob [10]loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.


Gen 29:19 (KJV)  And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.


Gen 29:20 (KJV)  And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

But, she was an idoler! cf. Gen 31:19  And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.


Also, Rachel would, at times, boss Jacob! cf. Gen 30:1  And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Gen 30:2  And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

Gen 30:3  And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.

Gen 30:4  And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

It is eaesy to love a beautiful woman for her looks! cf. Gen 29:30  And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Rachel, thought so little of Jacob, as to sell his services for a little food! cf.Gen 30:15  And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes. And Jacob was so weak, that he obeyed her! cf. Gen 30:16  And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

      As an example of a good woman look at Ruth. She was loyal cf. Ruth 1:14  And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

Ruth 1:15  And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.

Ruth 1:16  And Ruth said, [11]Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou [12]lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:


Ruth 1:17  Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

Ruth 1:18  When she saw that she was [13]stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.

      She had a strong will for the right!

Ruth was also a real friend, the name "Ruth" means "friend". cf. 7327. Ruwth, rooth; prob. for H7468; friend; Ruth, a Moabitess:--Ruth. see also, GE-TR. PAGE. 763.

Ruth, did the obedt and right thing, even, if the lust of the eyes said to do  different! cf. Ruth 3:5  And she said unto her, All that thou sayest unto me I will do. Ruth 3:10  And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.


      Ask for God's help in finding her. cf. Gen 24:12  And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham.

If you do not, you may make a bad mistake! cf. Josh 9:14  And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD.

Josh 9:15  And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.

Josh 9:16  And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made a league with them, that they heard that they were their neighbours, and that they dwelt among them. Josh 10:5  Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it.

Josh 10:6  And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.

The counsel that you get, should be from the Lord, and not from those who hate God! cf.Psa 1:1  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
 You should first, go to the Bible and prayer. cf. Psa 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And then, to godly men and women, for counsel, in that order! cf.
 The Lord, will give you counsel, by His Spirit! cf. Psa 16:7  I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my [1]reins also instruct me in the night seasons. He will put the help, in your mind. [1] 3629. kilyah, kil-yaw'; fem. of H3627 (only in the plur.); a kidney (as an essential organ); fig. the mind (as the interior self):--kidneys, reins.

Mat 4:1  Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.Mat 10:19  But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

Mat 10:20  For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.John 16:13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.1 Cor 2:12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
While, He does not have to, He may use a dream or vision. cf.Acts 2:17  And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Anyone who is a child of God, can be leaded by the Spirit of God! cf.Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Rom 8:16  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

But, you must have faith in God, and His willness to bless you. Seek Him, with a will! cf.Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Prov 18:22  Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.Prov 5:18  Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

      A good woman, will be-

1. Tactful cf. 1 Sam 25:3  Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb. 1 Sam 25:14  But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he [14]railed on them.

1 Sam 25:15  But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields:

1 Sam 25:16  They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep. 1 Sam 25:23  And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

1 Sam 25:24  And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.

1 Sam 25:25  Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he;[1][15]Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send.

            In the Hebrew, "Nabel", means, "a fool".

1 Sam 25:26  Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the LORD hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.

1 Sam 25:27  And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord.

1 Sam 25:28  I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.

Est 5:5  Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, that he may do as Esther hath said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared.

Est 5:6  And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed.

Est 5:7  Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request is;

2. Prudent cf. Prov 19:14  House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

3. Loyal cf. Gen 31:14  And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

Gen 31:15  Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.

4. Will look out for your good cf. Prov 31:11  The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

Prov 31:12  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

5. Will, be respectfull to those in a position of power (from God)! cf. 1 Sam 25:23  And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,
6. Will, listen and know, when a wrong, has been done! cf. 1 Sam 25:14  But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.

1 Sam 25:15  But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields:

1 Sam 25:16  They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

1 Sam 25:17  Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.
7. Will, want to right the wrong, and live at pease, with outher people! cf. 1 Sam 25:18  Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.1 Sam 25:27  And now this [1]blessing which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord.[1]1293. Berakah, ber-aw-kaw'; from H1288; benediction; by impl. prosperity:--blessing, liberal, pool, present.

1 Sam 25:28  I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.
8. She will say wise things. cf. 1 Sam 25:33  And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.


Know, that, marriage is good in the eyes of God cf. Prov 18:22  Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD. Heb 13:4  Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

      A good wife, is a gift from God cf. Prov 19:14  House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.  And is a good gift, because, God only gives good gifts to His childen! cf. James 1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Mat 7:11  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Like many gifts of God, be sure to ask Him for it!

      However, also, know, that not all are called to marrage cf. Mat 19:12 (KJV)  For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it. 1 Cor 7:7  For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. It you are called to it, being unmarried, can be best for you.

1 Cor 7:8  I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.


Gen 31:16  For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

4. Virtuous cf. Prov 12:4  A [1][16]virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.


5. Incorruptible cf.

6. Wise cf. Prov 14:1  Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

[1]03947 laqach {law-kakh'}

a primitive root; TWOT - 1124; v

AV - take 747, receive 61, take away 51, fetch 31, bring 25, get 6,

     take out 6, carry away 5, married 4, buy 3, misc 26; 965

1) to take, get, fetch, lay hold of, seize, receive, acquire, buy,

   bring, marry, take a wife, snatch, take away

   1a) (Qal)

       1a1) to take, take in the hand

       1a2) to take and carry along

       1a3) to take from, take out of, take, carry away, take away

       1a4) to take to or for a person, procure, get, take possession of,

            select, choose, take in marriage, receive, accept

       1a5) to take up or upon, put upon

       1a6) to fetch

       1a7) to take, lead, conduct

       1a8) to take, capture, seize

       1a9) to take, carry off

       1a10) to take (vengeance)

   1b) (Niphal)

       1b1) to be captured

       1b2) to be taken away, be removed

       1b3) to be taken, brought unto

   1c) (Pual)

       1c1) to be taken from or out of

       1c2) to be stolen from

       1c3) to be taken captive

       1c4) to be taken away, be removed

   1d) (Hophal)

       1d1) to be taken unto, be brought unto

       1d2) to be taken out of

       1d3) to be taken away

   1e) (Hithpael)

       1e1) to take hold of oneself

       1e2) to flash about (of lightning)

Qal is the most frequently used verb pattern. It expresses the

"simple" or "casual" action of the root in the active voice.


 he sat, he ate, he went, he said, he rose, he bought

This form accounts for 66.7% of the verbs parsed.}
08799 Stem  - Qal                See 08851

      Mood  - Imperfect          See 08811

      Count - 19885
08811 Imperfect

The imperfect expresses an action, process or condition which is

incomplete, and it has a wide range of meaning:

1a) It is used to describe a single (as opposed to a repeated) action

    in the past; it differs from the perfect in being more vivid and

    pictorial. The perfect expresses the "fact", the imperfect adds

    colour and movement by suggesting the "process" preliminary to its


     he put forth his hand to the door

     it came to a halt

     I began to hear

1b) A phrase such as "What seekest thou?", refers not only to the

    present, but assumes that the search has continued for some time.

     Why do you weep?

     Why refuse to eat?

     Why are you distressed?

   These relate not so much as to one occasion, as to a

   continued condition.

2) The kind of progression or imperfection and unfinished condition

   of the action may consist it its frequent repetition.

    2a) In the present:

        it is "said" today

        a wise son "maketh glad" his father

    2b) In the past:

        "and so he did"        -  regularly, year by year

        a mist "used to go up"

        the fish which "we used to eat"

        the manna "came down"  - regularly

        he "spoke"             - repeatedly

3) The imperfect is used to express the "future", referring not only

   to an action which is about to be accomplished but one which has

   not yet begun:

    3a) This may be a future from the point of view of the real

        present; as:

          Now "shalt thou see what I will do"

          "We will burn" thy house

    3b) It may be a future from any other point of view assumed; as:

          he took his son the "was to reign"

          she stayed to see what "should be done"

4) The usage of 3b may be taken as the transitive to a common use of

   the imperfect in which it serves for an expression of those shades

   of relation among acts and thoughts for which English prefers the

   conditional moods. Such actions are strictly "future" in reference

   to the assumed point of relation, and the simple imperfect

   sufficiently expresses them; e.g.

       of every tree thou "mayest eat"

       "could we know"

       he "would" say

5a) The imperfect follows particles expressing "transition",

    "purpose", "result" and so forth as, "in order that", "lest"; e.g.

       say thou art my sister, "that it may be well with thee"

       let us deal wisely with the nation, "lest it multiples"

5b) When however there is a strong feeling of "purpose", or when it

    is meant to be strongly marked, then of course the moods are

    employed; e.g.

       raise me up "that I may requite them"

       who will entice Ahab "that he may go up"

       what shall we do "that the see may be calm"

    The moods are also employed to express that class of

    future actions which we express in the "optative"

       "may I die"

       "may" the LORD "establish" his word

       "may" the child "live"

[2]04138 mowledeth {mo-leh'-deth}

from 03205; TWOT - 867f; n f

AV - kindred 11, nativity 6, born 2, begotten 1, issue 1, native 1; 22

1) kindred, birth, offspring, relatives

   1a) kindred

   1b) birth, circumstances of birth

   1c) one born, begotten, issue, offspring, female offspring

[3]08804 Stem  - Qal                See 08851

      Mood  - Perfect            See 08816

      Count - 12562
08816 Perfect

The Perfect expresses a completed action.

1) In reference to time such an action me be:

   1a) one just completed from the standpoint of the present

         "I have come" to tell you the news

   1b) one completed in the more or less distant past

         in the beginning God "created"

         "I was (once) young" and "I have (now) grown old" but

           "I have not seen" a righteous man forsaken

   1c) one already completed from the point of view of another

       past act

         God saw everything that "he had made"

   1d) one completed from the point of view of another action

       yet future

         I will draw for thy camels also until "they have done"


2) The perfect is often used where the present is employed in


   2a) in the case of general truths or actions of frequent

       occurrence -- truths or actions which have been often

       experienced or observed

          the grass "withereth"

          the sparrow "findeth" a house

   2b) an action or attitude of the past may be continued into

       the present

          "I stretch out" my hands to thee

          "thou never forsakest" those who seek thee

   2c) the perfect of intransitive verbs is used where English

       uses the present; The perfect in Hebrew in such a case

       emphasises a condition which has come into "complete

       existence" and realisation

          "I know" thou wilt be king

          "I hate" all workers of iniquity

   2d) Sometimes in Hebrew, future events are conceived so

       vividly and so realistically that they are regarded as

       having virtually taken place and are described by the


       2d1) in promises, threats and language of contracts

           the field "give I" thee

           and if not, "I will take it"

       2d2) prophetic language

            my people "is gone into captivity"

               (i.e. shall assuredly go)

[4]8267. sheqer, sheh'-ker; from H8266; an untruth; by impl. a sham (often adv.):--without a cause, deceit (-ful), false (-hood, -ly), feignedly, liar, + lie, lying, vain (thing), wrongfully. "lie" [TWOT. PAGE. 955.]. "vanity" [PICK. PAGE. 510.].
08267 sheqer {sheh'-ker}

from 08266; TWOT - 2461a; n m

AV - lie 28, lying 21, false 20, falsehood 13, falsely 13, vain 5,

     wrongfully 4, deceitful 2, deceit 1, liar 1, misc 5; 113

1) lie, deception, disappointment, falsehood

   1a) deception (what deceives or disappoints or betrays one)

   1b) deceit, fraud, wrong

       1b1) fraudulently, wrongfully (as adverb)

   1c) falsehood (injurious in testimony)

       1c1) testify falsehood, false oath, swear falsely

   1d) falsity (of false or self-deceived prophets)

   1e) lie, falsehood (in general)

       1e1) false tongue

   1f) in vain

[5]1892. hebel, heh'-bel; or (rarely in the abs.)  habel, hab-ale'; from H1891; emptiness or vanity; fig. something transitory and unsatisfactory; often used as an adv.:-- X altogether, vain, vanity. "vapor, breath" [TWOT. PAGE. 204.].
01892 hebel {heh'bel} or (rarely in the abs.) habel {hab-ale'}

from 01891; TWOT - 463a; n m

AV - vanity 61, vain 11, altogether 1; 73

1) vapour, breath

   1a) breath, vapour

   1b) vanity (fig.)


2) vainly

[6]03966 m@`od {meh-ode'}

from the same as 0181; TWOT - 1134

AV - very 137, greatly 49, sore 23, exceeding 18, great 12,

     exceedingly 11, much 10, exceeding + 03966 6, exceedingly +03966 5,

     diligently 4, good 3, might 2, mightily 2, misc 17; 299


1) exceedingly, much


2) might, force, abundance

n m

3) muchness, force, abundance, exceedingly

   3a) force, might

   3b) exceedingly, greatly, very (idioms showing magnitude or degree)

       3b1) exceedingly

       3b2) up to abundance, to a great degree, exceedingly

       3b3) with muchness, muchness

[7]2896. towb, tobe; from H2895; good (as an adj.) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masc. and the fem., the sing. and the plur. (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adv. (well):--beautififul... "good" TWOT. PAGE. 345.]. "beautiful" PICK. PAGE. 142.].


[8] 3303. yapheh, yaw-feh'; from H3302; beautiful (lit. or fig.):-- + beautiful, beauty, comely, fair (-est, one), + goodly, pleasant, well. "form, appearance, mien" [PICK. PAGE. 29.]. "fair, beautiful" TWOT. PAGE. 890.].


[9]4758. mar'eh, mar-eh'; from H7200; a view (the act of seeing); also an appearance (the thing seen), whether (real) a shape (espec. if handsome, comeliness; often plur. the looks), or (mental) a vision:-- X apparently, appearance (-reth), X as soon as beautiful (-ly), countenance, fair, favoured, form, goodly, to look (up) on (to), look [-eth], pattern, to see, seem, sight, visage, vision. "sight, appearance"  [ TWBOT.  PAGE. 823.]. "of beautiful appearance" [PICK. PAGE. 147.].


[10]0157 'ahab {aw-hab'} or 'aheb {aw-habe'}

a primitive root; TWOT - 29; v

AV - love 169, lover(s) 19, friend(s) 12, beloved 5,

     liketh 1, lovely 1, loving 1; 208

1) to love

   1a) (Qal)

       1a1) human love for another, includes family, and  sexual

       1a2) human appetite for objects such as food, drink, sleep, wisdom

       1a3) human love for or to God

       1a4) act of being a friend

            1a4a) lover (participle)

            1a4b) friend (participle)

       1a5) God's love toward man

            1a5a) to individual men

            1a5b) to people Israel

            1a5c) to righteousness

[11]6293. paga', paw-gah'; a prim. root; to impinge, by accident or violence, or (fig.) by importunity:--come (betwixt), cause to entreat, fall (upon), make intercession, intercessor, intreat, lay, light [upon], meet (together), pray, reach, run. "encounter, meet, reath, entreat, make intercession" [TWOT. PAGE. 714.].


[12]3885. luwn, loon; or  liyn, leen; a prim. root; to stop (usually over night); by impl. to stay permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate (espec. in words, to complain):--abide (all night), continue, dwell, endure, grudge, be left, lie all night, (cause to) lodge (all night, in, -ing, this night), (make to) murmur, remain, tarry (all night, that night).

[13]553. 'amats, aw-mats'; a prim. root; to be alert, phys. (on foot) or ment. (in courage):--confirm, be courageous (of good courage, stedfastly minded, strong, stronger), establish, fortify, harden, increase, prevail, strengthen (self), make strong (obstinate, speed).  "be stout, strong, alert, bold, be solid, hard" [TWOT. PAGE. 53.]. She had a strong will for the right!


AV -  strengthen 12, courage 9, strong 5, courageous 2, harden 2, speed 2,

      stronger 2, confirm 1, established 1, fortify 1, increaseth 1,

      steadfastly  minded 1, obstinate 1, prevailed 1; 41

1) to be strong, alert, courageous, brave, stout, bold, solid, hard


 1c) (Hithpael) to be determined, to make oneself alert, strengthen

       oneself, confirm oneself, persist in, prove superior to


[14]05860 `iyt {eet}

a primitive root; TWOT - 1610,1610b; v

AV - fly 2, rail 1; 3

1) to scream, shriek

   1a) (Qal) to scream

2) to dart greedily, swoop upon, rush upon

   2a) (Qal) to dart greedily

[15]5037. Nabal, naw-bawl'; the same as H5036; dolt; Nabal, an Isr.:--Nabal. "a fool" [PICK. PAGE. 583.].

[16]2428. chayil, khah'-yil; from H2342; prob. a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength:. "might" from hul, "be firm, endure" [TWOT. PAGE. 271.].