Monday, December 31, 2012

surly & dealing

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1 SAMUEL 25:3
His name was Nabal and his wife's name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband, a Calebite, was surly and mean in his dealings. 


----- Words Explanation -----
surly:
unfriendly and rude 

dealing:
1. the particular way in which you do business with or behave toward other people
2. 1the business of buying and selling 






Friday, December 28, 2012

flea & vindicate

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1 SAMUEL 24:14
"Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog? A flea? 

1 SAMUEL 24:15
May the Lord be out judge and decide between us. May he consider my cause and uphold it; may he vindicate me by delivering me from your hand.


----- Words Explanation -----
flea:
a small jumping insect that lives on animals and bites them 

vindicate:
to prove that someone is right, or that something they said, did, or decided was right, especially when most people believed they were wrong; to prove that someone who was accused of a crime or dishonest act is not guilty;





Wednesday, December 26, 2012

bent on & evildoer

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1 SAMUEL 24:9
He said to Saul, "Why do you listen when men say, 'David is bent on harming you'?

1 SAMUEL 24:13
As the old saying goes, 'From evildoers come evil deeds,' so my hand will not touch you.

----- Words Explanation -----
bent on:
bent on doing something is that determined to do or have something; fixed in your purpose;

evildoer:
somebody who does evil acts 






Tuesday, December 25, 2012

carry off & conscience-stricken

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1 SAMUEL 23:5
So David and his men went to Keilah, fought the Philistines and carried off their livestock. He inflicted heavy losses on the Philistines and saved the people of Keilah.

1 SAMUEL 24:5
Afterward, David was conscience-stricken for having cut off a corner of his robe.


----- Words Explanation -----
carry off:
1. to remove forcefully
2. to manage or handle (a situation) successfully

conscience-stricken:
feeling guilty about something wrong you have done 

Monday, December 24, 2012

bodyguard & loot

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1 SAMUEL 22:14
Ahimelech answered the king, "Who of all your servants is as loyal as David, the king's son-in-law, captain of your bodyguard and highly respected in your household?

1 SAMUEL 23:1
When David was told, "Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are looting the threshing floors," he inquired of the Lord, saying, "Shall I go and attack these Philistines?"
The Lord answered him, "Go, attack the Philistines and save Keilah."


----- Words Explanation -----
bodyguard:
a person or group of people whose job is to protect an important person from being physically attacked.

loot:
to steal valuables from a place during a time of disorder or confusion, e.g. during wartime or a riot 






Wednesday, December 19, 2012

saliva & conspire

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1 SAMUEL 21:13
So he pretended to be insane in their presence; and while he was in their hands he acted like a mad-man, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard.

1 SAMUEL 22:8
Is that why you have all conspired against me? No one tells me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse. None of you is concerned about me or tells me that my son has incited my servant to lie in wait for me, as he does today.


----- Words Explanation -----
saliva:
 the liquid produced by glands in your mouth

conspire:
 to secretly plan with someone to do something bad or illegal





Tuesday, December 18, 2012

sound & flare

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1 SAMUEL 20:12
Then Jonathan said to David: "By the Lord, the God of Israel, I will surely sound out my father by this time the day after tomorrow! If he is favorably disposed toward you, will I not send you word and let you know?

1 SAMUEL 20:30
Saul's anger flared up at Jonathan and he said to him, "You son of a perverse and rebellious woman! Don't I know that you have sided with the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of the mother who bore you?


----- Words Explanation -----
sound (out):
to try to find out someone's opinions, ideas, feelings, etc. by talking to them;

flare:
1. to suddenly become angry or violent 
2. to suddenly burn or shine brightly 






Thursday, December 13, 2012

earnestly & inkling

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1 SAMUEL 20:6
If your father misses me at all, tell him, 'David earnestly asked my permission to hurry to Bethlehem, his hometown, because an annual sacrifice is being made there for his whole clan.

1 SAMUEL 20:9
"Never!" Jonathan said. "If I had the least inkling that my father was determined to harm you, wouldn't I tell you?"


----- Words Explanation -----
earnest: (earnestly)
 serious, determined, and meaning what you say

inkling:
a slight idea or small piece of information that tells you that something might exist or be happening 



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

elude & elapse

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1 SAMUEL 18:11
Saul had a spear in his hand and he hurled it, saying to himself, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David eluded him twice.

1 SAMUEL 18:26
When the attendants told David these things, he was pleased to become the king's son-in-law. So before the allotted time elapsed, David and his men went out and killed two hundred Philistines. He brought their foreskins and presented the full number to the king so that he might become the king's son-in-law. Then Saul gave him his daughter Michal in marriage.


----- Words Explanation -----
elude:
1. to manage to escape or hide from someone or something 
2. if a fact, idea, or word eludes you, you cannot remember or understand it 

elapse:
if time elapses, it passes





Tuesday, December 11, 2012

refrain & gall

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1 SAMUEL 18:8
Saul was very angry; this refrain galled him. "They have credited David with tens of thousands," he thought, "but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?"


----- Words Explanation -----
refrain:
1.  A phrase, verse, or group of verses repeated at intervals throughout a song or poem, especially at the end of each stanza.
2. A repeated utterance or theme.
3.   to stop yourself from doing something. This word is often used in official announcements or signs

gall:
1. to make someone feel annoyed or angry, especially because something is not fair;
2. To damage or break the surface of by or as if by friction;



Monday, December 10, 2012

strew & lute

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1 SAMUEL 17:52
Then the men of Israel and Judah surged forward with a shout and pursued the Philistines to the entrance of Gath and to the gates of Ekron. Their dead were strewn along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron.

1 SAMUEL 18:6
When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with tambourines and lutes.

----- Words Explanation -----
strew:
1. to scatter something, especially carelessly or untidily
2.  to cover an area with loosely or carelessly scattered objects or material

lute:
1.  a plucked musical instrument of the 14th to the 17th centuries resembling the guitar but with a flat, pear-shaped body
2. a substance, e.g. clay or cement, used in the construction industry for sealing apertures, joints, or porous surfaces




Friday, December 7, 2012

conceit & scabbard

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1 SAMUEL 17:28
When Eliab, David's oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, "Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the desert? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is, you came down only to watch the battle."

1 SAMUEL 17:51
David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine's sword and drew it from the scabbard. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword. 
When the Philistine saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran.


----- Words Explanation -----
conceit:
1.  someone who is conceited behaves in a way that shows they think they are very intelligent, skillful, or attractive. This word shows that you do not like people like this.
2. a clever and unusual idea or way of comparing things, especially in poetry;

scabbard:
 a cover for the blade of a sword or dagger





Wednesday, December 5, 2012

defy & defiance

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1 SAMUEL 17:10
Then the Philistine said, "This day I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other."

1 SAMUEL 17:23
As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, stepped out from his lines and shouted his usual defiance, and David heard it.

----- Words Explanation -----
defy:
1. to refuse to obey someone or something
2. Appear to be challenging (someone) to do or prove something
3. Challenge to combat
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defiance:
refusal to obey a person or rule




Tuesday, December 4, 2012

rank & subject

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1 SAMUEL 17:8
Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, "Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me.

1 SAMUEL 17:9
If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.

----- Words Explanation -----
rank:
1. all the people within a group, organization, etc.; all the members of a military organization who are not officers 
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subject:
1. One who is under the rule of another or others, especially one who owes allegiance to a government or ruler.
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