Tuesday, July 31, 2012

ambush & lure

----- Words Excerpt from -----
JOSHUA 8:2
You shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king, except that you may carry off their plunder and livestock for yourselves. Set an ambush behind the city.

JOSHUA 8:6
They will pursue us until we have lured them away from the city, for they will say, "They are running away from us as they did before'. So when we flee from them, you are to rise up from ambush and take the city.


----- Words Explanation -----
ambush:
1. an attack from a hidden position;
2. to attack someone after hiding and waiting for them;

lure:
1. something that attracts someone to a situation that they may wish they had avoided; usually singular;
2. an object used for attracting fish or animals that you want to catch;
3. to persuade somebody to do something by making it look very attractive;





Monday, July 30, 2012

Joshua & wedge

----- Words Excerpt from -----
JOSHUA 7:21
When I saw in the plunder a beautiful robe from Babylonia, two hundred shekels of silver and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. They are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.


----- Words Explanation -----
Joshua:
1. in the Bible, Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites
2. a book of the Bible that describes the Hebrew invasion and partition of Canaan under Joshua's command 

wedge:
1. a piece of wood, plastic, or other material that is thin at one end and wider at the other and is pressed into a space to hold something in place or to force things apart; something that has the shape of a wedge 
2. to fix something in position with a wedge 
3. to fix something tightly or in a small space 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

bolt & cower

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 33:25
The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze, and your strength will equal your days.

DEUTERONOMY 33:29
Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will trample down their high place.


----- Words Explanation -----
bolt:
1. a metal bar that you slide across a door or window in order to lock it 
2. a type of screw without a point that is used to fasten things together and that screws into a small metal ring called a nut 
3. a long wide roll of cloth
4. a short heavy pointed stick that you shoot from a crossbow 
5. to run in a sudden way, especially because you are frightened; to escape from a place 
6. to lock a door or window using a bolt 
7. to eat food very quickly 
8. to fasten two things together using a bolt 

cower:
to move your body down and away from someone or something because you are frightened;




Wednesday, July 25, 2012

precept & smite

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 33:9
He said of his father and mother, 'I have no regard for them.' He did not recognize his brothers or acknowledge his own children, but he watched over your word and guarded your covenant.

DEUTERONOMY 33:11
Bless all his skills, O Lord, and be pleased with the work of his hands. Smite the loins of those who rise up against him; strike his foes till they rise no more.


----- Words Explanation -----
precept:
a rule, instruction, or principle that teaches correct behavior;

smite:
1. an old word meaning to hit someone or something very hard
2. an old word meaning to have a sudden serious effect on someone 





Tuesday, July 24, 2012

myriad & foe

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 32:2
He said: "The Lord came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran. He came with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes.

DEUTERONOMY 32:7
And this he said about Judah: "Hear, O Lord, the cry of Judah; bring him to his people. With his own hands he defends his cause. Oh, be his help against his foes!"

----- Words Explanation -----
myriad:
very many, especially too many to count;

foe:
an enemy;





Monday, July 23, 2012

doom & idle

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 32:35
It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them.

DEUTERONOMY 32:47
They are not just idle words for you -- they are your life.


----- Words Explanation -----
doom:
1. a bad event, usually death, destruction, or complete failure, that will happen in the future and cannot be avoided 
2. to make someone or something certain to fail, be destroyed, be extremely unhappy, etc

idle:
1. not really intended or not likely to have any result 
2. without a good reason or real purpose
3. machines or factories that are idle are not being used; workers who are idle have no work to do 
4. lazy; not doing anything, when there are things that you should do 
5. if an engine idles, it runs slowly and does not produce any movement 







Sunday, July 22, 2012

discernment & concede

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 32:28
They are a nation without sense, there is no discernment in them.

DEUTERONOMY 32:31
For their rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede.


----- Words Explanation -----
discernment:
the ability to make good judgments about things such as art, music, and books and to tell whether something is valuable or well made 

concede:
1. to admit that something is true;
2. to stop trying to win a war, competition, or argument because you realize that you cannot win it 
3. to give something that you own or control to someone so that they own or control it; to be defeated by someone in a game or war and give them something that you previously had 
4. if you concede a goal, point, or game, the person or team you are playing scores a goal or point or wins a game 



Friday, July 20, 2012

taunt & adversary

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 32:27
but I dreaded the taunt of the enemy, lest the adversary misunderstand and say, 'Our hand has triumphed; the Lord has not done all this.'


----- Words Explanation -----
taunt:
1. a cruel remark that is intended to make someone angry or upset
2. to shout cruel things at someone in order to make them angry or upset 

adversary:
an enemy or opponent 





Thursday, July 19, 2012

perverse & fang

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 32:20
"I will hide my face from them," he said, "and see what their end will be; for they are a perverse generation, children who are unfaithful.

DEUTERONOMY 32:24
I will send wasting famine against them, consuming pestilence and deadly plague; I will send against them the fangs of wild beasts, the venom of vipers that glide in the dust.


----- Words Explanation -----
perverse:
determined to behave in an unreasonable way, especially by doing the opposite of what is expected or wanted;

fang:
one of the long pointed teeth that some animals have, for example snakes, dogs, and tigers;




Wednesday, July 18, 2012

crag & kick

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 32:13
He made him ride on the heights of the land and fed him with the fruit of the fields. He nourished him with honey from the rock and with oil from the flinty crag,ke

DEUTERONOMY 32:15
Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; filled with food, he became heavy and sleek. He abandoned the God who made him and rejected the Rock his Savior.

----- Words Explanation -----
crag:
a very steep rough part of a cliff or mountain 

kick:
1. a feeling of excitement or pleasure; a sudden stimulant effect, especially one produced by alcohol 
2. a hit with your foot; an act of kicking a ball in a game; a sudden movement of your leg forward and upward, especially in a dance 
3. to hit someone or something with your foot; to hit a ball with your foot in a game such as soccer 
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

pinion & flinty

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 32:11
like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions.

DEUTERONOMY 32:13
He made him ride on the heights of the land and fed him with the fruit of the fields. He nourished him with honey from the rock, and with oil from the flinty crag.

----- Words Explanation -----
pinion:
1.  the part of a bird's wing including the flight feathers
2. a small metal wheel inside a machine that moves other wheels 

flinty:
1.  hard or cruel; 
2. Unyielding; stern; obdurate;

flint:
1. a small piece of metal used in a cigarette lighter for lighting the flame 
2. a hard gray stone that was used in the past for making tools; a piece of flint 


Monday, July 16, 2012

howl & apple of one's eye

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 32:10
In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye, like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions.


----- Words Explanation -----
howl:
1. if a dog or similar animal howls, it makes a long loud sound
2. to cry very loudly in pain, anger, or sadness 
3. if the wind howls, it blows with a long loud sound 
4. to say something in a loud angry voice 

apple of one's eye:
idiom, One that is treasured;  a person or thing that is very precious or much loved






Thursday, July 12, 2012

ascend & thrive

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 31:12
It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?"

DEUTERONOMY 31:20
When I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, the land I promised on oath to their forefathers, and when they eat their fill and thrive, they will turn to other gods and worship them, rejecting me and breaking my covenant. 


----- Words Explanation -----
ascend:
1. to climb a mountain, stairs, etc.; to rise into the air; if a road, path, or set of stairs ascends, it goes up 
2. to get a more important job or position 

thrive:
to become very successful, happy, or healthy 





Wednesday, July 11, 2012

calamity & vegetation

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 29:22
Your children who follow you in later generations and foreigners who come from distant lands will see the calamities that have fallen on the land and the diseases with which the Lord has afflicted it.

DEUTERONOMY 29:23
The whole land will be a burning waste of salt and sulfur -- nothing planted nothing sprouting, no vegetation growing on it. It will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the Lord overthrew in fierce anger.

----- Words Explanation -----
calamity:
an event that causes serious damage, or causes a lot of people to suffer, for example a flood or fire; used humorously about something that is annoying but not really serious 


vegetation:
plants and trees 


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

repose & long

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 28:65
Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart.


----- Words Explanation -----
repose:
1. a calm or relaxed state
2. to be in a particular place; to rest or relax in a particular place; to be buried in a particular place 
3. if you repose something such as trust or confidence in someone, you have trust or confidence in them 

long:
1. to want something very much; to want to be with someone who you love, especially when this is not likely to happen soon 
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Monday, July 9, 2012

linger & uproot

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 28:59 
the Lord will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses.

DEUTERONOMY 28:63
Just as it pleased the Lord to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please him to ruin and destroy you. You will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess.

----- Words Explanation -----
linger:
1. to stay somewhere longer than is necessary, or to spend longer doing something than is necessary, because it is enjoyable or helpful to you 
2. to last or continue for a long time.

uproot:
1. to pull a whole tree or plant from the ground, including all the roots that grow in the soil 
2. to force someone out of the place where they live 




Wednesday, July 4, 2012

begrudge & afterbirth

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 28:56
The most gentle and sensitive woman among you -- so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with sole of her foot -- will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For she intends to eat them secretly during the siege and in the distress that your enemy will inflict on you in your cities.


----- Words Explanation -----
begrudge:
1. to feel annoyed because someone has something that you want, and you think they do not deserve it ;
2. to feel annoyed that you have to do something;

afterbirth:
the placenta and fetal membranes expelled from the uterus after a birth 



Tuesday, July 3, 2012

cultivate & swoop

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 28:39
You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because worms will eat them.

DEUTERONOMY 28:49
The Lord will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand, a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young.


----- Words Explanation -----
cultivate:
1. to make land suitable for growing crops or plants
2. to grow crops or plants, especially in large quantities 
3. to develop something such as an attitude, ability, or skill 
4. to develop a friendship or relationship with someone, usually in order to get an advantage from it 

swoop:
1. to move quickly and suddenly downward through the air, especially in order to attack or catch someone or something 
2. to make a sudden and unexpected attack on a place 

Monday, July 2, 2012

ravish & sole

----- Words Excerpt from -----
DEUTERONOMY 28:30
You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and ravish her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit.

DEUTERONOMY 28:35
The Lord will afflict your knees and legs with painful boils that cannot be cured, spreading from the soles of your feet to the top of your head.


----- Words Explanation -----
ravish:
1. to make someone feel great pleasure 
2. to rape a woman force her to have sex

sole:
1. the flat bottom part of your foot; the bottom part of your shoe that goes under your foot 
2. the sole person or thing is the only one of a particular type
3. a flat fish that lives in the sea; this fish eaten as food