Friday, November 30, 2012

torment & champion

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 16:14
Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him.

1 SAMUEL 17:4
A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. He was over nine feet tall.


----- Words Explanation -----
torment:
1. to make someone suffer severe physical or mental pain, often deliberately
2.   to make someone suffer severe physical or mental pain, often deliberately

champion:
1. someone who publicly supports or defends a set of beliefs, political goals, or a group of people
2. someone who has won an important competition, especially in a sport
3. to publicly support or defend a set of beliefs, political goals, or a group of people



Wednesday, November 28, 2012

idolatry & ruddy

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 15:23
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.

1 SAMUEL 16:12
So he sent and had him brought in. He was ruddy, with a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the Lord said, "Rise and anoint him; he is the one."


----- Words Explanation -----
idolatry:
 the worship of idols

ruddy:
 red and looking healthy; red in color





Friday, November 23, 2012

bleat & low

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 15:14
But Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears? What is this lowing of cattle that I hear?"

----- Words Explanation -----
bleat:
1. the sound that a sheep or goat makes
2. to make the sound that a sheep or goat makes 

low:
1. when cows low, they make their typical deep long sound 
2. located close or closer than usual to the ground or the base of something 




Thursday, November 22, 2012

waylay & monument

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 15:2
This is what the Lord Almighty says: 'I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt. Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.

1 SAMUEL 15:12
Early in the morning Samuel got up and went to meet Saul, but he was told, "Saul has gone to Carmel. There he has set up a monument in his own honor and has turned and gone on down to Gilgal."


----- Words Explanation -----
waylay:
to stop someone who is going somewhere, especially to trouble them or harm them;

monument:
1. a structure built in a public place to celebrate an important person or event;
2. a place of historical importance, for example an old building;





Wednesday, November 21, 2012

pounce & assume

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 14:32
They pounced on the plunder and, taking sheep, cattle and calves, they butchered them on the ground and ate them, together with the blood.

1 SAMUEL 14:47
After Saul had assumed rule over Israel, he fought against their enemies on every side; Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he in flicted punishment on them.

----- Words Explanation -----
assume:
1.  to officially start a new job or position;
2. to start to control something although no one has officially asked you to
3. to believe that something is true, even though no one has told you or even though you have no proof; to be based on the idea that something is true

pounce:
1. to quickly jump on or hold someone or something
2. to react in a very sudden way, especially by criticizing someone




Tuesday, November 20, 2012

ooze & honeycomb

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 14:26
When they went into the woods, they saw the honey oozing out, yet no one put his hand to his mouth, because they feared the oath. But Jonathan had not heard that his father had bound the people with the oath, so he reached out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it into the honeycomb. He raised his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened.


----- Words Explanation -----
ooze:
1. if a thick liquid oozes from something, or if something oozes a liquid, a small amount of it flows out slowly
2. if someone or something oozes a particular quality, or if it oozes from them, they show that quality in a very obvious way
3. a thick unpleasant liquid

honeycomb:
a structure with a lot of holes, that honeybees make to store honey in.




Monday, November 19, 2012

tumult & pursuit

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 14:19
While Saul was talking to the priest, the tumult in the Philistine camp increased more and more. So Saul said to the priest, "Withdraw your hand."

1 SAMUEL 14:22
When all the Israelites who had hidden in the hill country of Ephraim heard that the Philistines were on the run, they joined the battle in hot pursuit.

----- Words Explanation -----
tumult:
1. a loud noise, usually caused by a large excited group of people
2. a confused and excited situation or mental state 

pursuit:
1. the process of chasing someone or something in order to catch them 
2. the process of trying to achieve something 





Thursday, November 15, 2012

repoint & goad

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 13:21
The price was two thirds of a shekel for sharpening plowshares and mattocks, and a third of a shekel for sharpening forks and axes and for repointing goads.


----- Words Explanation -----
repoint:
to repair a brick wall by putting new mortar or cement between the bricks;

goad:
1. a sharp stick used for making animals move
2. something that makes someone react, especially by making them feel angry 
3. to deliberately make someone feel very angry or upset so that they react 





plowshare & mattock

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 13:20
So all Israel went down to the Philistines to have their plowshares, mattocks, axes and sickles sharpened.


----- Words Explanation -----
plowshare:
the curved blade of a plow

mattock:
a tool like a pickax with one end of its blade flattened at right angles to its handle, used for loosening soil and cutting through roots;




Tuesday, November 13, 2012

detachment & borderland

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 13:17
Raiding parties went out from the Philistine camp in three detachments. One turned toward Ophrah in the vicinity of Shual, another toward Beth Horon, and the third toward the borderland overlooking the Valley of Zeboim facing the desert. 


----- Words Explanation -----
detachment:
1. a group of soldiers sent to perform a special job separately from the rest of their group;
2. a feeling of not being involved with someone or something in a close or emotional way 

borderland:
the area near the edge of a country or region, especially a remote area 
the indeterminate area between two conditions, categories, or activities that is hard to define because it contains features or qualities of both 





Monday, November 12, 2012

thicket & raid

----- Words Excerpt from -----
SAMUEL 13:6
When the men of Israel saw that their situation was critical and that their army was hard pressed, they hid in caves and thickets, among the rocks, and in pits and cisterns.

SAMUEL 13:17
Raiding parties went out from the Philistine camp in three detachments. One turned toward  Ophrah in the vicinity of Shual, anther toward Beth Horon, and the third toward the borderland overlooking the Valley of Zeboim facing the desert.

----- Words Explanation -----
thicket: 
 an area with a lot of bushes and small trees growing very close together

raid:
1. to use force to enter a place suddenly in order to arrest people or search for something such as illegal drugs
2.   to suddenly attack a place and cause a lot of damage




Friday, November 9, 2012

continuum & variegate

----- Words Excerpt from -----
The complete works of Plato
The very hollows of the earth, full of water and air, gleaming among the variety of other colors, present a color of their own so that the whole is seen as a continuum of variegated colors. 


----- Words Explanation -----
continuum:
a series of events, changes, features, etc. that all have a particular quality to different degrees 

variegate:
1. to change the way something looks, especially by adding different colors 
2. to add variety to something


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

procession & kingship

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 10:10
When they arrived at Gibeah, a procession of prophets met him; the Spirit of God came upon him in power, and he joined in their prophesying.

1 SAMUEL 10:16
Saul replied, "He assured us that the donkeys had been found." But he did not tell his uncle what Samuel had said about the kinship..

----- Words Explanation -----
procession:
a line of people or vehicles moving in a slow and formal way as part of an event; used about people or vehicles that are moving in a line

kingship:
the position of king, or the fact that someone is king





Tuesday, November 6, 2012

lay aside & flute

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 9:23
Samuel said to the cook, "Bring the pieced of meat I gave you, the one I told you to lay aside."

1 SAMUEL 10:5
After that you will go to Gibeah of God, where there is a Philistine outpost. As you approach the town, you will meet a procession of prophets coming down from the high place with lyres, tambourines, flutes and harps being played before them, and they will be prophesying.


----- Words Explanation -----
lay aside:
1. to keep or save something, especially money, so that you can use it in the future 
2. to put something down and to one side because you are finished with it or want to save it until another time 
3. to not let yourself think about or be influenced by something so that you can achieve an aim 

flute:
a musical instrument that you hold sideways to your mouth and play by blowing over a hole at one end as you press its keys. A flute is a woodwind instrument. Someone who plays the flute is called a flutist in American English and a flautist in British English. 





Monday, November 5, 2012

suckle & vintage

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 7:9
Then Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it up as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. He cried out to the Lord on Israel's behalf, and the Lord answered him.

1 SAMUEL 8:15
He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants.

----- Words Explanation -----
suckle:
to feed a baby or young animal with milk from a breast or udder; if a baby or young animal suckles, it sucks milk from a breast or udder;

vintage:
1. all of the wine produced in a particular year, or the year that it was produced 
2. vintage wine is excellent in quality and was made several years ago 




Friday, November 2, 2012

devastation & calve

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 5:6
The Lord's hand was heavy upon the people of Ashdod and its vicinity; he brought devastation upon them and afflicted them with tumors.

1 SAMUEL 6:7
Now then, get a new cart ready, with two cows that have calved and have never been yoked. Hitch the cows to the cart, but take their calves away and pen them up. 


----- Words Explanation -----
devastation:
 damage or destruction affecting a large area or a lot of people

calve:
to give birth to a calf





Thursday, November 1, 2012

deliver & set

----- Words Excerpt from -----
1 SAMUEL 4:8
Woe to us! Who will deliver us from the hand of these mighty Gods? They are the gods who struck the Egyptians with all kinds of plagues in the desert.

1 SAMUEL 4:15
who was ninety-eight years old and whose eyes were set so that he could not see.

----- Words Explanation -----
deliver:
1. Save, rescue, or set free from
2. Assist (a woman) in giving birth
3. Bring and hand over (a letter, parcel, or ordered goods) to the proper recipient or address

set:
1.  a set smile or expression does not change, and often hides what someone is really thinking; (of a person's expression) Held for an unnaturally long time without changing, typically as a reflection of determination
2.  not willing to change your opinion or way of doing things; used about people's ideas or behavior