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abundant
35 uses
12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.†
abundance = large amount or quantity
DefinitionGenerally abundant means:
present in great quantity
Word Statistics
Book35 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4.
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accord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 131 uses
1  —117 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.†
according to = as stated by; or in agreement with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
Word Statistics
Book117 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1.
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2  —14 uses as in:
done of her own accord
1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.†
one accord = one mind (in agreement)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind
Word Statistics
Book14 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 5.
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beguile
4 uses
2:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.†
beguile = to charm, enchant, or entertain someone; or to deceive — especially through charm
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 22.
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beseech
66 uses
8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.†
besought = asked strongly or begged for something
DefinitionGenerally beseech means:
to ask strongly or beg for something
Word Statistics
Book66 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1.
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doctrine
50 uses
15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.†
doctrines = a belief (or system of beliefs or principles) accepted as authoritative by some group
Word Statistics
Book50 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useBook 1.
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edify
17 uses
15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.†
edification = instruction

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
DefinitionGenerally edify means:
to instruct — morally or intellectually
Word Statistics
Book17 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 6.
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establish
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.†
established = settled
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useBook 5.
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expound
5 uses
4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.†
expounded = explained or discussed in detail
DefinitionGenerally expound means:
explain or discuss in detail
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 2.
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forthwith
9 uses
26:49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.†
forthwith = immediately
DefinitionGenerally forthwith means:
immediately — (most typically seen in legal documents, formal use, or classic literature)
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1.
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heed
35 uses
6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.†
heed = pay close attention to; or do what is suggested
DefinitionGenerally heed means:
pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested — especially with regard to a warning or other advice
Word Statistics
Book35 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1.
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iniquity
21 uses
7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.†
iniquity = immorality; or an immoral act
Word Statistics
Book21 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 5.
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manifest
14 uses
1  —14 uses as in:
manifest destiny
4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.†
manifested = made obvious (or shown)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of manifest means:
obvious; or to make obvious; or to show or demonstrate
Word Statistics
Book14 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 6.
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parable
47 uses
13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.†
parable = a short story told to teach a moral lesson — especially those told by Jesus in the New Testament
Word Statistics
Book47 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1.
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perish
40 uses
8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.†
perish = die, be destroyed, or cease to exist
DefinitionGenerally perish means:
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
Word Statistics
Book40 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useBook 1.
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persecution
45 uses
5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.†
persecuted = treated very badly and unfairly
DefinitionGenerally persecution means:
very bad and unfair treatment of others — usually because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political beliefs
Word Statistics
Book45 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useBook 2.
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rebuke
32 uses
And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.†
rebuking = criticizing severely
DefinitionGenerally rebuke means:
criticize severely; or such criticism
Word Statistics
Book32 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3.
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repentance
66 uses
3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.†
repent = feel regret for having done wrong and resolve to be a better person in the future
DefinitionGenerally repentance means:
the feeling or expression of regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
Word Statistics
Book66 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1.
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righteous
122 uses
1  —122 uses as in:
a righteous cause
3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.†
righteousness = morally correct behavior
DefinitionGenerally this sense of righteous means:
morally correct; or morally justified

or:

acting or feeling morally superior — especially when it isn't true (this meaning is more typically seen as a compound word beginning with "self-")
Word Statistics
Book122 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1.
Web Links
wrath
47 uses
3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?†
wrath = extreme anger
DefinitionGenerally wrath means:
extreme anger or angry punishment
Word Statistics
Book47 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1.
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