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"To drop" expresses a "distilling" or "dripping" of a fluid (Judges 5:4 Proverbs 3:20 Songs 5:5, 13 Joel 3:18 Amos 9:13; compare 1 Samuel 14:26, "the honey dropped" (margin "a stream of honey")); Job 29:22 and Isaiah 45:8 read "distil" (the King James Version "drop"). The continuous "droppings" of rain through a leaking roof (roofs were usually made of clay in Palestine, and always liable to cracks and leakage) on a "very rainy day" is compared to a contentious wife (Proverbs 19:13; Proverbs 27:15); "What is described is the irritating, unceasing, sound of the fall, drop after drop, of water through the chinks in the roof" (Plumptre, in the place cited); compare also the King James Version Ecclesiastes 10:18 (the Revised Version (British and American) "leaketh").

1601b. ekpipto -- to drop away, fig. to lose, become inefficient
... 1601a, 1601b. ekpipto. 1602 . to drop away, fig. to lose ... aground. Word
Origin from ek and pipto Definition to drop away, fig. to ...
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2361. thrombos -- a lump
... a lump. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: thrombos Phonetic Spelling:
(throm'-bos) Short Definition: a clot, large drop Definition: a clot, large ...
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906. ballo -- to throw, cast
... to throw, cast. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ballo Phonetic Spelling:
(bal'-lo) Short Definition: I cast, throw, rush, put, place, drop Definition: (a ...
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2602. katabole -- a laying down
... all people can Him. This was laid down before the first ray of sunshine or
drop of water touched the earth. Word Origin from kataballo ...
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1601. ekpipto -- to leap out
... From ek and pipto; to drop away; specially, be driven out of one's course; figuratively,
to lose, become inefficient -- be cast, fail, fall (away, off), take ...
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879. aphupnoo -- to fall asleep
... fall asleep. From a compound of apo and hupnos; properly, to become awake, ie (by
implication) to drop (off) in slumber -- fall asleep. see GREEK apo. ...
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2869. kopazo -- to grow weary
... to grow weary. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kopazo Phonetic Spelling:
(kop-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I cease, drop Definition: I abate, cease raging ...
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1145. dakruo -- to weep
... shed tears, weep. 1145 (from 1144 , "tear-drop") -- properly, to shed quiet
(actual) ; to weep silently ( tears). Word Origin from ...
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5202. hudropoteo -- to drink water
... to drink water. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: hudropoteo Phonetic Spelling:
(hoo-drop-ot-eh'-o) Short Definition: I am a water drinker Definition: I am ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6201. araph -- to drip, drop
... to drip, drop. Transliteration: araph Phonetic Spelling: (aw-raf') Short Definition:
drop. ... root Definition to drip, drop NASB Word Usage drop (1), drop down (1). ...
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4752. mar -- a drop
... a drop. Transliteration: mar Phonetic Spelling: (mar) Short Definition: drop. Word
Origin from an unused word Definition a drop NASB Word Usage drop (1). drop. ...
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5198. nataph -- a drop
... 5197, 5198. nataph. 5198a . a drop. Transliteration: nataph Phonetic Spelling:
(naw-tawf') Short Definition: drop. drop From nataph ...
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96. egel -- a drop
... a drop. Transliteration: egel Phonetic Spelling: (eh'-ghel) Short Definition: drops.
Word Origin from an unused word Definition a drop NASB Word Usage drops (1) ...
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7447. raciyc -- a drop (of dew)
... 7446, 7447. raciyc. 7447a . a drop (of dew). Transliteration: raciyc Phonetic
Spelling: (raw-sees') Short Definition: breach. breach, drop ...
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1811. dalaph -- to drip, drop
... to drip, drop. Transliteration: dalaph Phonetic Spelling: (daw-laf') Short Definition:
weeps. ... root Definition to drip, drop NASB Word Usage leaks (1), weeps (2). ...
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5140. nazal -- to flow, trickle, drop, distill
... 5139, 5140. nazal. 5141 . to flow, trickle, drop, distill. Transliteration:
nazal Phonetic Spelling: (naw-zal') Short Definition: flow. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5394. nashal -- to slip or drop off, draw off, clear away
... nashal. 5395 . to slip or drop off, draw off, clear away. Transliteration: nashal
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-shal') Short Definition: remove. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5197. nataph -- to drop, drip, discourse
... 5196, 5197. nataph. 5198 . to drop, drip, discourse. Transliteration: nataph
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-taf') Short Definition: speak. Word Origin a prim. ...
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7447a. rasis -- a drop (of dew)
... rasis. 7447b . a drop (of dew). Transliteration: rasis Short Definition: damp.
Word Origin from rasas Definition a drop (of dew) NASB Word Usage damp (1). ...
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Thy Lips, O My Spouse, Drop as the Honeycomb; Honey and Milk are ...
... CHAPTER IV. 11. Thy lips, O my Spouse, drop as the honeycomb; honey and milk are
under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon. ...
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The Sun is but a Little Spark of his Infinite Love: the Sea is but ...
... THE SECOND CENTURY 14 The Sun is but a little spark of His infinite love:
the Sea is but one drop of His goodness. The Sun is but ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/traherne/centuries of meditations/14 the sun is but.htm

Look Now at Warring Christendom, what Smallest Drop of Pity ...
... Address 201: Look now at warring Christendom, what smallest drop of pity
towards sinners is to be� Look now at warring Christendom ...
/.../address 201 0 0 look now at.htm

And I Heard, O Lord My God, and Drank up a Drop of Sweetness Out.. ...
... Book XIII Chapter XXX And I heard, O Lord my God, and drank up a drop
of sweetness out� And I heard, O Lord my God, and drank ...
/.../augustine/the confessions of saint augustine/chapter xxx and i heard.htm

April 25, 1893
... of the gardens, a carefully-tended Rose"; but, "I am the Flower of the fields and
the Lily of the valleys." [218] Well, you must be always as a drop of dew ...
//christianbookshelf.org/therese/story of a soul/xiv april 25 1893.htm

Joy and Peace in Believing
... You can take a porous pottery vessel, wrap it up in waxcloth, pitch it all over,
and then drop it into mid-Atlantic, and not a drop will find its way in. ...
/.../romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/joy and peace in believing.htm

Turn Away Thine Eyes from Me, Because they have Made Me to Flee ...
... of the creature and the Creator which brings them into unity, so to speak, though
with such an infinite disproportion as exists between a single drop of water ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/4 turn away thine eyes.htm

The Bible
... God, the mighty Creator, has forgotten me; I am a despicable drop in the ocean of
creation, a sear leaf in the forest of beings, an atom in the mountain of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 1 1855/the bible.htm

How to Work God's Joy-Machine
... "Why, it seems it does not work this morning!". "Of course not," answered Brother
Littlejoy, "you have to drop a penny in the slot before it will act.". ...
//christianbookshelf.org/naylor/heart talks/talk forty-five how to work.htm

Why Men do not Attain Quickly to the Perfect Love of God. Of Four ...
... to us. May it be the good pleasure of our Lord to give it us drop by drop,
though it may cost us all the trials in the world. 6. He ...
/.../teresa/the life of st teresa of jesus/chapter xi why men do.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The quantity of fluid which falls in one small spherical mass; a liquid globule; a minim; hence, also, the smallest easily measured portion of a fluid; a small quantity; as, a drop of water.

2. (n.) That which resembles, or that which hangs like, a liquid drop; as a hanging diamond ornament, an earring, a glass pendant on a chandelier, a sugarplum (sometimes medicated), or a kind of shot or slug.

3. (n.) Same as Gutta.

4. (n.) Any small pendent ornament.

5. (n.) Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something

6. (n.) A door or platform opening downward; a trap door; that part of the gallows on which a culprit stands when he is to be hanged; hence, the gallows itself.

7. (n.) A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.

8. (n.) A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.

9. (n.) A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.

10. (n.) A drop press or drop hammer.

11. (n.) The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.

12. (n.) Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.

13. (n.) The depth of a square sail; -- generally applied to the courses only.

14. (n.) Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.

15. (n.) To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.

16. (n.) To cause to fall in one portion, or by one motion, like a drop; to let fall; as, to drop a line in fishing; to drop a courtesy.

17. (n.) To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.

18. (n.) To bestow or communicate by a suggestion; to let fall in an indirect, cautious, or gentle manner; as, to drop hint, a word of counsel, etc.

19. (n.) To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.

20. (n.) To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.

21. (n.) To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.

22. (n.) To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.

23. (v. i.) To fall in drops.

24. (v. i.) To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.

25. (v. i.) To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.

26. (v. i.) To fall dead, or to fall in death.

27. (v. i.) To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.

28. (v. i.) To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.

29. (v. i.) To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.

30. (v. i.) To fall short of a mark.

31. (v. i.) To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.

Drop (32 Occurrences)
... in one small spherical mass; a liquid globule; a minim; hence, also, the smallest
easily measured portion of a fluid; a small quantity; as, a drop of water. ...
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Dropping (33 Occurrences)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drop. 2. (n.) The action of causing to drop or of letting
drop; falling. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DROP, DROPPING. ...
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Weep (97 Occurrences)
... 4. (vi) To lament; to complain. 5. (vi) To flow in drops; to run in drops.
6. (vi) To drop water, or the like; to drip; to be soaked. ...
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Tear (97 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A drop of the limpid, saline fluid secreted, normally in small amount, by
the lachrymal gland, and diffused between the eye and the eyelids to moisten ...
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Distil (5 Occurrences)
... 32:2 Job 36:27), in both cases in its original meaning of "to fall in drops," as
dew or rain (derived through French from Latin de, "down," stillo, "to drop"). ...
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Distill (3 Occurrences)
... 2. (n. & v) To drop; to fall in drops; to trickle. 3 ... NIV). Job 36:28 Which
the clouds do drop and distill upon man abundantly. (WBS). ...
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Sweat (3 Occurrences)
... Many old writers take this to mean that the perspiration dropped in the same manner
as clots of blood drop from a wound, regarding the Greek word prefixed as ...
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Fall (522 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the
force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the ...
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Dew (35 Occurrences)
... desert in Anti-Lebanon, beyond Jordan and in Sinai, a considerable vegetation of
a certain kind flourishes in the summer, although there is not a drop of rain ...
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Flowers (42 Occurrences)
... James 1:11 The sun rises with his scorching heat and dries up the herbage, so that
its flowers drop off and the beauty of its appearance perishes, and in the ...
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Bible Concordance
Drop (32 Occurrences)

Luke 16:17 But heaven and earth will come to an end before the smallest letter of the law may be dropped out.
(Root in BBE NIV)

James 1:11 The sun rises with his scorching heat and dries up the herbage, so that its flowers drop off and the beauty of its appearance perishes, and in the same way rich men with all their prosperity will fade away.

1 Peter 1:24 "All mankind resemble the herbage, and all their beauty is like its flowers. The herbage dries up, and its flowers drop off;

Revelation 6:13 The stars of the sky fell to the earth, like a fig tree dropping its unripe figs when it is shaken by a great wind.
(Root in WEB NIV)

Deuteronomy 28:40 Thou shalt have olive-trees throughout all thy borders, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast its fruit.

Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain. My speech shall condense as the dew, as the small rain on the tender grass, as the showers on the herb.

Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel dwells in safety; the fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine. Yes, his heavens drop down dew.

Judges 2:19 But whenever the judge died, they turned back and behaved worse than their fathers, going after other gods, serving them and bowing down to them; they did not drop any of their practices or their stubborn ways.

1 Kings 17:12 Then she said, By the life of the Lord your God, I have nothing but a little meal in my store, and a drop of oil in the bottle; and now I am getting two sticks together so that I may go in and make it ready for me and my son, so that we may have a meal before our death.

Nehemiah 6:9 For they all would have made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it not be done. But now, God, strengthen my hands.
(See RSV)

Job 15:33 He is like a vine whose grapes do not come to full growth, or an olive-tree dropping its flowers.
(Root in BBE NAS)

Job 29:17 I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, and plucked the prey out of his teeth.
(See RSV)

Job 29:22 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.

Job 36:28 Which the skies pour down and which drop on man abundantly.

Psalms 65:11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

Psalms 65:12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

Psalms 75:8 For in the hand of the Lord is a cup, and the wine is red; it is well mixed, overflowing from his hand: he will make all the sinners of the earth take of it, even to the last drop.

Proverbs 3:20 By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.

Proverbs 5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

Proverbs 17:14 The start of fighting is like the letting out of water: so give up before it comes to blows.
(See NIV)

Ecclesiastes 10:18 By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
(Root in KJV WBS YLT)

Song of Songs 4:11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

Isaiah 33:9 The earth is sorrowing and wasting away; Lebanon is put to shame and has become waste; Sharon is like the Arabah; and in Bashan and Carmel the leaves are falling.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 40:15 Behold, the nations are like a drop in a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on a balance. Behold, he lifts up the islands like a very little thing.

Isaiah 45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

Ezekiel 20:46 Son of man, set your face toward the south, and drop your word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the field in the South;

Ezekiel 21:2 Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and drop your word toward the sanctuaries, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

Ezekiel 39:3 and I will strike your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand.

Joel 3:18 It will happen in that day, that the mountains will drop down sweet wine, the hills will flow with milk, all the brooks of Judah will flow with waters, and a fountain will come forth from the house of Yahweh, and will water the valley of Shittim.

Amos 7:16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.

Amos 9:13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.

Zechariah 8:12 "For the seed of peace and the vine will yield its fruit, and the ground will give its increase, and the heavens will give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit all these things.
(See NIV)



Related Terms

Dropping (33 Occurrences)

Weep (97 Occurrences)

Tear (97 Occurrences)

Distil (5 Occurrences)

Distill (3 Occurrences)

Sweat (3 Occurrences)

Fall (522 Occurrences)

Dew (35 Occurrences)

Flowers (42 Occurrences)

Fatness (17 Occurrences)

Dries (10 Occurrences)

Drip (12 Occurrences)

Droplets (1 Occurrence)

Plump (2 Occurrences)

Bead (2 Occurrences)

Showers (20 Occurrences)

Honey-comb (9 Occurrences)

Skies (36 Occurrences)

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Clouds (99 Occurrences)

Beauty (98 Occurrences)

Mankind (80 Occurrences)

Flow (85 Occurrences)

Rain (118 Occurrences)

Preach (72 Occurrences)

Abundant (124 Occurrences)

Prophesy (96 Occurrences)

Fountain (57 Occurrences)

Herbage (10 Occurrences)

Nain (1 Occurrence)

Unknown (15 Occurrences)

Olive-tree (17 Occurrences)

Omit (1 Occurrence)

Juice (8 Occurrences)

Lifts (26 Occurrences)


Gleaning (10 Occurrences)

Girdest (6 Occurrences)

Gerasenes (3 Occurrences)

Water-courses (9 Occurrences)

Weighs (12 Occurrences)

Work (4564 Occurrences)


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Fever (13 Occurrences)

Treader (5 Occurrences)

Rudder (2 Occurrences)

Resemble (15 Occurrences)

Ravines (17 Occurrences)

Deeps (13 Occurrences)

Dregs (7 Occurrences)

Drooping (2 Occurrences)

Dropsy (1 Occurrence)

Dropt (1 Occurrence)

Drivel (1 Occurrence)

Mahlon (4 Occurrences)

Moisture (8 Occurrences)

Mote (6 Occurrences)

Prosperity (66 Occurrences)

Pastures (25 Occurrences)

Pendant (1 Occurrence)

Beds (22 Occurrences)

Beast (243 Occurrences)

Borrowing (1 Occurrence)

Bloody (19 Occurrences)

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Bucket (1 Occurrence)

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Cast (640 Occurrences)

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Condense (1 Occurrence)

Crownest (2 Occurrences)

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