Saturday, May 31, 2014

wrench & raw

Quotations:
Ezekiel 29:7
When they grasped you with their hands, you splintered and you tore open their shoulders; when they leaned on you, you broke and their backs were wrenched.

Ezekiel 29:18
Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon every head was rubbed bare and every shoulder made raw. Yet he and his army got no reward from the campaign he led against Tyre.

Definitions:
wrench:
1. to injure a part of your body by twisting it suddenly;
2. to pull or twist something or someone suddenly and violently;
3. a tool with a round end that fits around a nut of a particular size. The British word is spanner; a monkey wrench;

raw:
1. if your skin is raw, it is very sore;
2. raw food has not been cooked;
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Friday, May 30, 2014

reduce & jaw

Quotations:
Ezekiel 28:18
By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching.

Ezekiel 29:4
But I will put hooks in your jaws and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales. I will pull you out from among your streams, with all the fish sticking to your scales.

Definitions:
reduce:
1. bring someone or something to a worse or less desirable state or condition.
2. make smaller or less in amount, degree, or size.
3. ...

jaw:
1. the lower part of your face that includes your chin and your bottom teeth; the part of your mouth where your teeth grow;
2. the parts of a machine that open and close, either to hold something or to pick something up and move it from one place to another place.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

confection & wrought

Quotations:
Ezekiel 27:17
Judah and Israel traded with you; they exchanged wheat from Minnith and confections, honey, oil and balm for your wares.

Ezekiel 27:19
Danites and Greeks from Uzal bought our merchandise; they exchanged wrought iron, cassia and calamus for your wares.

Definitions:
confection:
1. a cake or other sweet food that looks very attractive;
2. a thing such as a building or piece of clothing, that is made in a skillful or complicated way;

wrought:
1. (of metals) beaten out or shaped by hammering.
2. made or fashioned in the specified way.

wright:
a maker or builder;

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

man & ebony

Quotations:
Ezekiel 27:11
Men of Arvad and Helech manned your walls on every side; men of Gammad were in your towers. They hung their shields around your walls; they brought your beauty to perfection. 


Ezekiel 27:15
The men of Rhodes traded with you, and many coast-lands were your customers; they paid you with ivory tusks and ebony.

Definitions:
man:
1. to work at a place or be in charge of a place or a machine; to supply people to work somewhere.
2. an adult male human; 
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ebony:
the hard black wood of various tropical trees;

Monday, May 19, 2014

shipwright & caulk

Quotations:
Ezekiel 27:9
Veteran craftsmen of Gebal were on board as shipwrights to caulk your seams. All the ships of the sea and their sailors came alongside to trade fro your wares. 

Definitions:
shipwright:
a ship builder.

caulk:
to fill the holes or cracks in something, especially a ship, with a substance that keeps out water;

Saturday, May 10, 2014

flank & oarsman

Quotations:
Ezekiel 25:9
therefore I will expose the flank of Moab, beginning at its frontier towns -- Beth Jeshimoth, Baal Meon and Kiriathaim -- the glory of that land.

Ezekiel 27:8 
Men of Sidon and Arvad were your oarsmen; your skilled men, O Tyre, were aboard as your seamen.

Definitions:
flank:
1. the side of something such as a building or mountain;
2. the left or right side of an army during a battle, or a sports team during a game;
3. the side of an animal between the ribs and the hip;

oarsman:
a person who rows a boat, especially as a member of a crew.

Friday, May 9, 2014

pick & encrust

Quotations:
Ezekiel 24:5
take the pick of the flock. Pile wood beneath if ro the bones; bring it to a boil and cook the bones in it. 

Ezekiel 24:6
For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "Woe to the city of bloodshed, to the pot now  encrusted, whose deposit will not go away! Empty it piece by piece without casting lots for them

Definitions:
pick:
1. the best thing or things in a group;
2. a person or thing that is chosen;
3. the act of choosing something;
4. ...

encrust:
1. to cover something with a hard thick coating;
2. form a crust;
3. to embellish something richly, especially with jewels;

Thursday, May 8, 2014

genital & carefree

Quotations:
Ezekiel 23:20
There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.

Ezekiel 23:42
The noise of a carefree crowd was around her; Sabeans were brought from the desert along with men from the rabble, and they put bracelets on the arms of the woman and her sister and beautiful crowns on their heads.

Definitions:
genital:
connected with the outer sexual organs of a person or an animal;

carefree:
happy and having no worries or responsibilities;

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

fondle & elite

Quotations:
Ezekiel 23:3
They became prostitutes in Egypt, engaging in prostitution from their youth. In that land their breasts were fondled and their virgin bosoms caressed.

Ezekiel 23:7
She gave herself as a prostitute to all the elite of the Assyrians and defiled herself with all the idols of everyone she lusted after.

Definitions:
fondle:
to touch and move your hand gently over somebody or something, espeically in a sexal way, or in order to show love.

elite:
a group of people in a society, etc. who are powerful and have a lot of influence, because they are rich, intelligent, etc.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

lowly & infamous

Quotations:
Ezekiel 21:26
this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Take off the turban, remove the crown. It will not be as it was: The lowly will be exalted and the exalted will be brought low.

Ezekiel 22:5
Those who are near and those who are far away will mock you, O infamous city, full of turmoil.

Definitions:
lowly:
low in status or importance.

infamous:
well known for being bad or evil.

Monday, May 5, 2014

signpost & climax

Quotations:
Ezekiel 21:19
Son of man, mark out two roads for the sword of the king of Babylon to take, both starting from the same country. Make a signpost where the road branches off to the city.

Ezekiel 21:25
O profane and wicked prince of Israel, whose day has come, whose time of punishment has reached its climax,

Definitions:
signpost:
a sign at the side of a road giving information about the direction and distance of places.

climax:
1. the most exciting or important event or point in time;
2. the most exciting part of a play, piece of music, etc. that usually happens near the end;
3. the highest point of sexual pleasure;

Sunday, May 4, 2014

unsheathe & slayer

Quotations:
Ezekiel 21:9 
Because I am going to cut off the righteous and the wicked, my sword will be unsheathed against everyone from south to north.

Ezekiel 21:16
The sword is appointed to be polished, to be grasped with the hand; it is sharpened and polished, made ready for the hand of the slayer.

Definitions:
unsheathe:
to remove a sword from a sheath;

slayer:
killer; someone who causes the death of a person or animal.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

conspicuous & outpour

Quotations:
Ezekiel 19:11 
Its branches were strong, fit for a ruler's scepter. It towered high above the thick foliage, conspicuous for its height and for its many branches.

Ezekiel 20:33
As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I will rule over you with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with outpoured wrath.

Definitions:
conspicuous:
easy to see or notice; likely to attract attention.

outpour:
1. to flow out quickly and in large quantities, or make something flow out in this way;
2. something that flows out rapidly and copiously, or the act of flowing out in this way.

Friday, May 2, 2014

foliage & tower

Quotations:
Ezekiel 19:11
Its branches were strong, fit for a ruler's scepter. It towered high above the thick foliage, conspicuous for its height and for its many branches.

Definitions:
foliage:
1. the leaves of a tree or plant;
2. leaves and branches together;

tower:
1. to be much taller than someone or something else;
2. to be much better, more famous, more important etc. than other people or things of a similar kind.
3. a tall narrow structure or building that stands alone;

Thursday, May 1, 2014

transplant & sprig

Quotations:
Ezekiel 17:10
Even if it is transplanted, will it thrive? Will it not wither completely when the east wind strikes it -- wither away in the plot where it grew?

Ezekiel 17:22
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain.

Definitions:
transplant:
1. to move a growing plant and plant it somewhere;
2. to take an organ, skin, etc. from one person, animal, part of the body, etc. and put it into or onto another.

sprig:
a small stem with leaves on it from a plant or bush, used in cooking or as decoration.