Saturday, August 31, 2013

rumbling & downpour

Quotations:
Job 37:2
Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. 

Job 37:6
He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'

Definitions:
rumbling:
1. a long deep sound or series of sounds
2. things that people are saying that may not be true rumour;

downpour:
a large amount of rain that falls quickly

Friday, August 30, 2013

extol & pavilion

Quotations:
Job 36:24
Remember to extol his work, which men have praised in song.

Job 36:29
Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds, how he thunders from his pavilion?

Definitions:
extol:
to praise someone or something in a very enthusiastic way.

pavilion:
1. a large and often extremely ornate tent; a summerhouse or other often ornamental building in a park or garden
2. a roofed structure, usually temporary, used for shelter and entertainment;
3. a building used for displaying or exhibiting things

Thursday, August 29, 2013

woo & laden

Quotations:
Job 36:16
He is wooing you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place free from restriction, to the comfort of your table laden with choice food.

Definition:
woo:
1. to try to persuade people to support you or to buy something from you, especially by saying and doing nice things
2. if a man woos a woman, he tries to start a romantic relationship with her and to persuade her to marry him.

laden:
1. carrying a load, usually a heavy load;
2. air that is laden with a particular smell, smells very strongly of that thing;
3. weighed down by a problem or an unpleasant feeling such as doubt or unhappiness

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

a load of & harbor

Quotations:
Job 35:2
Do you think this is just? You say, 'I will be cleared by God.' Yet you ask him, 'What profit is it to me, and what do I gain b not sinning?' 
I would like to replay to you and to your friends with you. 
Look up at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you.
If you sin, how does that affect him? If your sins are many, what does that do to him?
If you are righteous, what do you give to him, or what does he receive from your hand?
Your wickedness affects only a man like yourself, and your righteousness only the sons of men.
"Men cry our under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful. But no one says, 'Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night,

Job 36:13
The godless in heart harbor resentment; even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help.


Definitions:
a load of:
used to say emphatically that something is ridiculous or nonsensical;

harbor (harbour):
1. to keep a particular thought or feeling in your mind for a very long time
2. to hide someone who has done something wrong so that the police will not find them
3. an area of water near the land where it is safe for boats to stay. A port is a harbor where passengers and goods can be taken on and off; used for referring to a place or situation that provides safety or protection

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

mediator & unthinkable

Quotations:
Job 33:23
Yet if there is an angel on his side as a mediator, one out of a thousand, to tell a man what is right for him, 

Job 34:12
It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice.

Definitions:
mediator:
somebody who works with both sides in a dispute in an attempt to help them to reach an agreement;

unthinkable:
1. impossible to imagine; something that is impossible to imagine;
2. extremely unpleasant or frightening;

Monday, August 26, 2013

slumber & chasten

Quotations:
Job 33:15
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride, to preserve his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword. Or a man may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in his bones, so that his very being finds food repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal.

Quotations:
slumber:
sleep

chasten:
1. To correct by punishment or reproof; take to task.
2. To restrain; subdue:
3. To rid of excess; refine or purify

furrow & refute

Quotations:
Job 31:38
if my land cries out against me and all its furrows are wet with tears, if I have devoured its yield without payment 

Job 32:3
He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him.

Definitions:
furrow:
1. a line that a farmer digs in the dirt with a plow where a crop will be planted
2. a deep line on the surface of something; a deep line in the skin of someone's face, especially their forehead;

refute:
1. to say that a statement is not true or accurate without giving proof
2. to prove that a statement is false

Saturday, August 24, 2013

gloat & indictment

Quotations:
Job 31:29
If I have rejoiced at my enemy's misfortune or gloated over the trouble that came to him --.

Job 31:35
"Oh, that I had someone to hear me! I sign now my defence -- let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser put his indictment in writing.

Definitions:
gloat:
To show that you are happy or proud because at your own success or at someone else's failure.

indictment: [ɪnˈdaɪtmənt]
1. an official statement accusing someone of committing a serious crime, or the document with which this is done;
2. something that shows how bad or wrong something is

indict:
to accuse someone officially of a serious crime

Friday, August 23, 2013

grievance & radiance

Quotations:
Job 31:13
If I have denied justice to my menservants and maidservants when they had a grievance against me, what will I do when God confronts me? What will I answer when called to account?

Job 31:26
if I have regarded the sun in its radiance or the moon moving in splendour, so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand offered them a kiss of homage, then these also would be sins to be judged, for I would have been unfaithful to God on high.

Definitions:
grievance:
1. a complaint about being treated in an unfair way.
2. a feeling that you have been treated in an unfair way.

radiance:
1. bright light that shines from something
2. happiness that you can see in someone's appearance or smile

Thursday, August 22, 2013

jackal & lurk

Quotations:
Job 30:29
I have become a brother of jackals, a companion of owls.

Job 31:9
If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbour's door, then may my wife grind another man's grain, and may other men sleep with her.

Definitions:
jackal:
a wild animal like a dog that lives in Asia and Africa

lurk:
to wait, sometimes hiding, in order to frighten, annoy, or attack someone

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

ebb & gnaw

Quotations:
Job 30:16
And now my life ebbs away; days of suffering grip me. Night pierces my bones; my gnawing pains never rest.

Definitions:
ebb:
1. if someone's life is ebbing or ebbing away, they are slowly dying
2. if the tide ebbs, the ocean's level on a coast gradually becomes lower. A more usual word is go out.
3. to gradually become smaller or less

gnaw:
to keep biting something

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

huddle & undergrowth

Quotations:
Job 30:7
They brayed among the bushes and huddled in the undergrowth.

Definitions:
huddle:
1. to move close together in order to stay warm, feel safe, or talk; if football players huddle, they come together during the match in order to plan their next play
2. to lie or sit with your arms and legs close to your body because you feel sick, cold, or upset

undergrowth:
small thick bushes that cover the ground, especially between larger trees in a forest.

Monday, August 19, 2013

hush & haggard

Quotations:
Job 29:10
the voices of the nobles were hushed, and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.

Job 30:3
Haggard from want and hunger, they roamed the parched land in desolate wastelands at night.

Definitions:
hush:
1. used for telling someone to be quiet; used for trying to calm someone who is upset.
2. to stop talking, crying, or making a noise, or to make someone do this

haggard:
looking very tired, worried, or sick;

Sunday, August 18, 2013

derision & hiss

Quotations:
Job 27:23
It claps its hands in derision and hisses him out of his place.

Definitions:
derision:
the opinion that someone or something is stupid, unimportant, or useless

hiss:
1. to say something in a low angry voice
2. if people in an audience hiss, they make a long "s" sound to show that they do not like a speaker or performer
3. to make a long "s" sound like the sound that a snake makes

Saturday, August 17, 2013

churn & fringe

Quotations:
Job 26:12
By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.

Job 26:14
And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?

Definitions:
churn:
1. to move something such as a liquid around violently, or to move in this way
2. to mix milk or cream in a special container in order to make butter
3. if your stomach churns, you have a strong nervous feeling in it because you are worried, afraid, or upset; if your mind or emotions churn, you are upset or worried about a situation
4. a container in which milk or cream is mixed to make butter

fringe:
1. the outer edge of something
2. Same as fringe benefit: any extra thing that you get unexpectedly
3. people or activities that are considered strange or extreme; activities that are connected with a major public event but are not an official part of it; belonging to the fringe of a society, organization, or event;
4. to form a line around the edge of something

Friday, August 16, 2013

draught & aghast

Quotations:
Job 24:19
As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow, so the grave snatches away those who have sinned.

Job 26:11
The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke.

Definitions:
draught:
1. a current of uncomfortably cold air penetrating a room or other space
2. a current of air, especially one that is moving through an enclosed space such as a chimney or tunnel

aghast:
shocked and upset

Thursday, August 15, 2013

stand alone & forage

Quotations:
Job 23:13
But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases.

Job 24:5
Like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go about their labour of foraging food; the wasteland provides food for their children.

Definitions:
stand alone:
1. to not depend on other people or things, or to not be influenced by them.
2. to be in a position or place where there are no other people or things

forage:
1. to go from place to place looking for food and supplies
2. to raid a place, especially for food or supplies
3. to engage in a search

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

throng & peril

Quotations:
Job 21:33
The soil in the valley is sweet to him; all men follow after him, and a countless throng goes before him.

Job 22:10
That is why snares are all around you, why sudden peril terrifies you, why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.

Definitions:
throng:
1. a large crowd of people
2. if people throng somewhere, a lot of them go there;

peril:
danger.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

gale & marrow

Quotations:
Job 21:18
How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale?

Job 21:23
One man dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease, his body well nourished, his bones rich with marrow.

Definitions:
gale:
1. a very strong wind;
2. a sudden loud noise of people laughing

marrow:
the soft substance inside bones, where blood cells develop

Monday, August 12, 2013

gleam & aloof

Quotations:
Job 20:25
He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors will come over him;

Job 21:16
But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked.

Definitions:
gleam:
1. a bright light reflected from something;
2. a look of emotion or excitement in someone's eyes

aloof:
someone who is aloof, or who remains or stays aloof from something, is not friendly or does not want to be involved in something;

Sunday, August 11, 2013

adder & respite

Quotations:
Job 20:16
He will suck the poison of serpents; the fangs of an adder will kill him.

Job 20:20
Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure.

Definitions:
adder:
a poisonous snake that lives in Europe;

respite:
a short period of rest from having to deal with a difficult or unpleasant situation

Saturday, August 10, 2013

hound & mirth

Quotations:
Job 19:28
"If you say, 'How we will hound him, since the root of the trouble lies in him,'

Job 20:4
Surely you know how it has been from of old, ever since man was placed on the earth, that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.

Definitions:
hound:
1. to follow someone in a determined way in order to get something from them;
2. a dog used for hunting other animals or for racing; a dog of any type.

mirth:
happy laughter;

loathsome & yearn

Quotations:
Job 19:17
My breath is offensive to my wife; I am loathsome to my own brothers.

Job 19:27
I myself will see him with my own eyes -- I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

Definitions:
loathsome:
very bad or unpleasant;

yearn:
to want something a lot, especially something that you know you may not be able to have

Thursday, August 8, 2013

noose & reside

Quotations:
Job 18:10
A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.

Job 18:15
Fire reside in his tent; burning sulfur is scattered over his dwelling.

Definitions:
noose:
a piece of rope that is formed into a circle at one end, so that if you pull the other end the circle becomes smaller. A noose is used for killing someone by hanging them by the neck.; the punishment of being killed by hanging

reside:
to live in a particular place

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

snuff & mesh

Quotations:
Job 18:5
The lamp of the wicked is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.

Job 18:8
His feet thrust him into a net and he wanders into into its mesh.

Definitions:
snuff:
1. snuff out: to make a flame stop burning by squeezing it with your fingers or covering it with a snuffer
2. tobacco in the form of a powder that you breathe in through your nose

mesh:
1. a piece of material like a net, made from a lot of closely connected wires, strings, etc.

2. if parts of an engine or other machine mesh, they connect with each other tightly and work together; if two things mesh, they work well together

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

gnash & piercing

Quotations:
Job 16:9
God assails me and tears me in his anger and gnashes his teeth at me; my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes.

Definitions:
gnash:
to grind your teeth together, especially in pain, anger, or frustration

piercing:
1. piercing eyes or looks seem to show that someone sees and understands more than other people;
2. very loud, high, and unpleasant
3. piercing wind or cold air is so cold that it hurts you
4. piercing feelings are very strong and usually unpleasant
5. piercing light is very strong and bright

Monday, August 5, 2013

ail & assail

Quotations:
Job 16:3
Will your long-winded speeches never end? What ails you that you keep on arguing?

Job 16:9
God assails me and tears me in his anger and gnashes his teeth at me; my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes.

Definitions:
ail:
1. to have a bad or harmful effect on someone or something;
2. to make someone sick or unhappy;

assail:
1. to physically attack or severely criticize someone;
2. to make someone feel worried or upset
3. if a noise, smell, or sight assails you, you notice it immediately because it is very unpleasant or offensive;

Sunday, August 4, 2013

shoots & long-winded

Quotations:
Job 15:30
He will not escape the darkness; a flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God's mouth will carry him away.

Job 16:3
Will your long-winded speeches never end? What ails you that you keep on arguing?

Definitions:
shoots:
a very young plant, or a new part growing on a plant;
...

long-winded:
1. using more words and taking more time than necessary to say something
2. capable of doing physical exercise for a relatively long period of time without getting short of breath

Saturday, August 3, 2013

vaunt & bulge

Quotations:
Job 15:25
because he shakes his fist at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty, defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield.

Job 15:27
Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh, he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives, houses crumbling to rubble.

Definitions:
vaunt:
to boast or act boastfully about something such as achievements or possessions; to boast or brag;

bulge:
1. to stick out in a curved shape
2. a shape that curves outward on the surface of something, often made by something under it or inside it

Friday, August 2, 2013

vent & poised

Quotations:
Job 15:13
so that you vent your rage against God and pour out such words from your mouth?

Job 15:24
Distress and anguish fill him with terror; they overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack,

Definitions:
vent:
to express your feelings of anger very strongly;

poised:
1. about to do or achieve something after preparing for it; waiting in a position where you can make a movement as soon as you need to;
2. behaving in a controlled and relaxed way, even in difficult situations;

poise:
1. to hold or balance something carefully
2. a controlled and relaxed way of behaving, even in difficult situations

Thursday, August 1, 2013

undermine & hinder

Quotations:
Job 15:4
But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God.

Definitions:
undermine:
1. to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful; to deliberately say or do things that make someone appear less impressive or less important;
2. to dig under something, especially so that it becomes weaker

hinder:
to stop someone or something from making progress or developing;