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With the sense of that which brings aid, support, or deliverance, "help" (noun and vb.) represents a large variety of words in Hebrew and Greek (noun 7, verb 16). A principal Hebrew word is `azar, "to help," with the corresponding nouns `ezer, `ezrah; a chief Greek word is boetheo (Matthew 15:25 Mark 9:22, 24, etc.). True help is to be sought for in Yahweh, in whom, in the Old Testament, the believer is constantly exhorted to trust, with the renouncing of all other confidences (Psalm 20:2; Psalm 33:20; Psalm 42:5; Psalm 46:1; 115:9, 10, 11; 121:2 Isaiah 41:10, 13, 14, etc.). In Romans 8:26 it is said, "the Spirit also helpeth our infirmity," the verb here (sunantilambanetai) having the striking meaning of to "take hold along with one." In the story of Eden, Eve is spoken of as "a help meet" for Adam (Genesis 2:18, 20). The idea in "meet" is not so much "suitability," though that is implied, as likeness, correspondence in nature (Vulgate, similem sibi). One like himself, as taken from him, the woman would be an aid and companion to the man in his tasks.

James Orr

4878. sunantilambanomai -- to take hold with at the side, hence to ...
... to take hold with at the side, hence to take a share in, generally to help. Part
of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sunantilambanomai Phonetic Spelling: (soon-an ...
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996. boetheia -- help
... help. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: boetheia Phonetic Spelling:
(bo-ay'-thi-ah) Short Definition: assistance, a help Definition: (a) abstr ...
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4943. sunupourgeo -- to help together
... to help together. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sunupourgeo Phonetic Spelling:
(soon-oop-oorg-eh'-o) Short Definition: I help together Definition: I ...
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484. antilempsis -- a laying hold of, help
... a laying hold of, help. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: antilempsis
Phonetic Spelling: (an-til'-ape-sis) Short Definition: help, ministration ...
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5623. opheleo -- to help, benefit, do good
... to help, benefit, do good. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: opheleo Phonetic
Spelling: (o-fel-eh'-o) Short Definition: I help, benefit, do good Definition ...
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3685. oninemi -- to profit, help
... to profit, help. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: oninemi Phonetic Spelling:
(on-in'-ay-mee) Short Definition: I help, profit, have joy of Definition: I ...
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3786. ophelos -- advantage, help
... advantage, help. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: ophelos Phonetic
Spelling: (of'-el-os) Short Definition: advantage, gain, profit Definition ...
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4902a. sunepitithemi -- to help in putting on
... 4902, 4902a. sunepitithemi. 4902b . to help in putting on. Transliteration:
sunepitithemi Short Definition: joined. Word Origin ...
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1884b. eparkeo -- to help, aid
... to help, aid. Transliteration: eparkeo Short Definition: assist. Word Origin from
epi and arkeo Definition to help, aid NASB Word Usage assist (2), assisted (1) ...
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4902. sunepomai -- to help in putting on
... to help in putting on. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sunepomai Phonetic
Spelling: (soon-ep'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I accompany Definition: I ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7768. shava -- to cry out (for help)
... 7767, 7768. shava. 7769 . to cry out (for help). Transliteration: shava Phonetic
Spelling: (shaw-vah') Short Definition: cry. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5826. azar -- to help, succor
... 5825, 5826. azar. 5827 . to help, succor. Transliteration: azar Phonetic
Spelling: (aw-zar') Short Definition: help. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5828. ezer -- a help, helper
... 5827, 5828. ezer. 5829 . a help, helper. Transliteration: ezer Phonetic
Spelling: (ay'-zer) Short Definition: help. Word Origin ...
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5833. ezrah -- help, helper, assistance
... ezrah or ezrath. 5834 . help, helper, assistance. Transliteration: ezrah or ezrath
Phonetic Spelling: (ez-raw') Short Definition: help. Word Origin fem. ...
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360. eyaluth -- my help
... eyaluth. 361 . my help. Transliteration: eyaluth Phonetic Spelling: (eh-yaw-looth')
Short Definition: help. ... of eyal Definition my help NASB Word Usage help (1) ...
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7769. shua -- a cry for help
... 7768, 7769. shua. 7770 . a cry for help. Transliteration: shua Phonetic
Spelling: (shoo'-ah) Short Definition: help. Word Origin ...
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3134. Yoezer -- "the LORD is a help," one of David's mighty men
... 3133, 3134. Yoezer. 3135 . "the LORD is a help," one of David's mighty men.
Transliteration: Yoezer Phonetic Spelling: (yo-eh'-zer) Short Definition: Joezer ...
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7125. qirah -- against he come, help, meet, seek, to, in the way
... 7124, 7125. qirah. 7126 . against he come, help, meet, seek, to, in the way.
Transliteration: qirah Phonetic Spelling: (keer-aw') Short Definition: seek. ...
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44. Abiezer -- "my father is help," a Manassite, also a Benjamite
... Abiezer. 45 . "my father is help," a Manassite, also a Benjamite. Transliteration:
Abiezer Phonetic Spelling: (ab-ee-ay'-zer) Short Definition: Abiezer. ...
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461. Eliezer -- "God is help," the name of several Israelites ...
... "God is help," the name of several Israelites, also of a Damascene. Transliteration:
Eliezer Phonetic Spelling: (el-ee-eh'-zer) Short Definition: Eliezer. ...
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Destruction and Help
... HOSEA DESTRUCTION AND HELP. 'O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in
Me is thine help.'"Hosea 13:9 (AV). 'It is thy destruction ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/destruction and help.htm

... SERMON XX."SELF-HELP. John 16:7. It ... apostles. They had to learn, as we all have
to learn, self-help, self-government, self-determination. ...
/.../kingsley/discipline and other sermons/sermon xx self-help.htm

Costly and Fatal Help
the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/costly and fatal help.htm

Mutual Help.
... SERMON LXIV. MUTUAL HELP. (Female Friendly Society.) ... First, what you as Christian
women ought to be. Secondly, how you can help each other to be so. ...
/.../the life of duty a years plain sermons v 2/sermon lxiv mutual help.htm

Praying for Divine Help.
... DEVOUT EXERCISES. 446. " Praying for Divine Help. 446. CM HH Milman.
Praying for Divine Help. 1 O Help us, Lord! each hour of ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/446 praying for divine.htm

Discourse viii. The Help of Religion.
no continuing city, but we seek one to come."Hebrews 13, 14. ...
/.../chapin/humanity in the city/discourse viii the help of.htm

Whether Hope is a Help or a Hindrance to Action?
Whether hope is a help or a hindrance to action? Objection ...
// theologica/whether hope is a help.htm

How Saints May Help the Devil
... How Saints May Help the Devil. A Sermon (No.264). ... Man! I conjure thee, look
this in the face. How can this help to assuage thy misery? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/how saints may help the.htm

Help in Time of Need.
... III. CONFLICT. Hymn 22 Help in time of Need. John Newton 8,8,8,8,8,8.
Help in time of Need. Unless the LORD had been my stay. ...
// hymns/hymn 22 help in time.htm

For Spiritual Help and Health.
... ORIGINAL HYMNS HYMN CLIX. For Spiritual Help and Health. D James Montgomery.
For Spiritual Help and Health. Lord! give us ears to hear. ...
/.../montgomery/sacred poems and hymns/hymn clix for spiritual help.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help one to remember; -- the following infinitive is commonly used without to; as, Help me scale yon balcony.

2. (v. t.) To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison.

3. (v. t.) To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; -- sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such a word for the direct object.

4. (v. t.) To change for the better; to remedy.

5. (v. t.) To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it?

6. (v. t.) To forbear; to avoid.

7. (v. t.) To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food.

8. (v. i.) To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist.

9. (v. t.) Strength or means furnished toward promoting an object, or deliverance from difficulty or distress; aid; ^; also, the person or thing furnishing the aid; as, he gave me a help of fifty dollars.

10. (v. t.) Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.

11. (n.) A helper; one hired to help another; also, the hole force of hired helpers in any business.

12. (v. t.) Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman.

Help (1694 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any
action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in ...
/h/help.htm - 9k

Help-meet. Helpmeet, Help-meet. Helps . ... (Hebrews `ezer ke-negdo; ie, "a help
as his counterpart" = a help suitable to him), a wife (Genesis 2:18-20). ...
/h/help-meet.htm - 6k

Aid (20 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To support, either by furnishing strength or means in cooperation to effect
a purpose, or to prevent or to remove evil; to help; to assist. ...
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Succor (8 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To run to, or run to support; hence, to help or relieve when in difficulty,
want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve; as, to ...
/s/succor.htm - 10k

Relations (92 Occurrences)
... testimony of our own conscience that it was in holiness and with pure motives before
God, and in reliance not on worldly wisdom but on the gracious help of God ...
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Eliezer (14 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary God his help. (1.) "Of Damascus," the "steward"
(RV, "possessor") of Abraham's house (Genesis 15:2, 3). It ...
/e/eliezer.htm - 15k

Meroz (1 Occurrence)
... A plain in the north of Palestine, the inhabitants of which were severely condemned
because they came not to help Barak against Sisera (Judges 5:23 Comp. ...
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Confide (31 Occurrences)
... confide in him. (DBY). Psalms 115:9 O Israel, confide thou in Jehovah: he
is their help and their shield. (DBY). Psalms 115:10 House ...
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Assistance (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The act of assisting; help; aid; furtherance;
succor; support. ... You are my help: hurry to help me. (See NAS). ...
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Aramaeans (49 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 8:5 And when the Aramaeans of Damascus came to the help of Hadadezer, king
of Zobah, David put to the sword twenty-two thousand of the Aramaeans. ...
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Help (1694 Occurrences)

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