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accord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
according to, or in accord with
3:6 And she went down unto the floor, and did according to all that her mother in law bade her.†
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
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afflict
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1:21 I went out full and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?†
afflicted = suffering; or made to suffer
DefinitionGenerally afflict means:
cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
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brethren
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4:10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.†
brethren = brothers or members of the same group — especially members of a religious order
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cleave
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1  —1 use as in:
cleave to
1:14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.†
clave = held firmly
DefinitionGenerally this sense of cleave means:
to hold firmly to something — such as an object, a person or idea
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dwell
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1  —1 use as in:
It dwells in the forest.
...and they dwelled there about ten years. (1:4)
dwelled = lived
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dwell means:
make one's home in; or to live in; or to stay (in a place)
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inhabitant
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4:3 And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech's: 4:4 And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people.†
inhabitants = people (who live in a particular place)
DefinitionGenerally inhabitant means:
a person who lives in a particular place
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moreover
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4:10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.†
moreover = in addition to what has just been said
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morsel
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2:14 And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar.†
morsel = a very small quantity
DefinitionGenerally morsel means:
a very small quantity — usually of food
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parched
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And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.†
parched = dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; or very thirsty
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rebuke
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2:15 And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not: 2:16 And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.†
rebuke = criticize severely; or such criticism
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reproach
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2:15 And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not: 2:16 And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.†
reproach = a criticism; or to express criticism
DefinitionGenerally reproach means:
a criticism; or to express criticism — especially where a relationship makes the disapproval result in disappointment or shame
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sojourn
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And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.†
sojourn = visit
DefinitionGenerally sojourn means:
a temporary visit to a place
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testify
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1:21 I went out full and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?†
testified = provided evidence of something — especially oral evidence in court
DefinitionGenerally testify means:
provide evidence of something — especially to say something under oath in a court of law
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testimony
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4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.†
testimony = something that serves as evidence — especially a statement at a trial or hearing
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therefore
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And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.†
therefore = for that reason
DefinitionGenerally therefore means:
for that reason (what follows is so because of what was just said)
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