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i-maj'-in (chashabh; meletao): The word most frequently translated "to imagine" in the Old Testament, only in the King James Version and the English Revised Version, not in the American Standard Revised Version, is chashabh, "to bind," "combine," "think" (Job 6:26 Psalm 10:2; Psalm 21:11; Psalm 140:2 Hosea 7:15 Nahum 1:9, 11 Zechariah 7:10; Zechariah 8:17); we have also haghah in the King James Version and the English Revised Version, but not in the American Standard Revised Version, "to meditate," "mutter," "speak" (Psalm 2:1; Psalm 38:12); zamam, "to devise" (Genesis 11:6 the King James Version); charash, "to grave," "devise" (Proverbs 12:20 the King James Version); hathath, "to break in upon," to "attack unjustly" (Psalm 62:3 the King James Version); meletao, "to meditate" (Acts 4:25).

W. L. Walker

3191. meletao -- to care for, practice, study
... imagine, premeditate. From a presumed derivative of melo; to take care of, ie (by
implication) revolve in the mind -- imagine, (pre-)meditate. see GREEK melo. ...
// - 6k

3633. oiomai and oimai -- to suppose, expect
... Speech: Verb Transliteration: oiomai and oimai Phonetic Spelling: (oy'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I think, suppose Definition: I think, suppose, expect, imagine ...
// - 6k

5274. hupolambano -- to take or bear up, to receive, to assume
... ban'-o) Short Definition: I take up, receive, answer, suppose, welcome Definition:
(a) I take up, (b) I welcome, entertain, (c) I answer, (d) I suppose, imagine ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
2050. hathath -- imagine mischief
... 2049, 2050. hathath. 2051 . imagine mischief. Transliteration: hathath Phonetic
Spelling: (haw-thath') Short Definition: mischief. ... imagine mischief ...
/hebrew/2050.htm - 5k

2161. zamam -- to consider, purpose, devise
... consider, devise, imagine, plot, purpose, think evil. A primitive root; to
plan, usually in a bad sense -- consider, devise, imagine ...
/hebrew/2161.htm - 6k

1897. hagah -- to moan, growl, utter, speak, muse
... 2), uttering (1), utters (1). imagine, meditate, mourn, mutter, roar, sore,
speak, study,. A primitive root (compare hagiyg); to ...
/hebrew/1897.htm - 6k

2790. charash -- to cut in, engrave, plow, devise
... altogether, cease, conceal, be deaf, devise, ear, graven, imagine, A primitive
root; to scratch, ie (by implication) to engrave, plough ...
/hebrew/2790.htm - 6k

2803. chashab -- to think, account
... compute -- (make) account (of), conceive, consider, count, cunning (man, work, workman),
devise, esteem, find out, forecast, hold, imagine, impute, invent, be ...
/hebrew/2803.htm - 6k

2554. chamas -- to treat violently or wrong
... A primitive root; to be violent; by implication, to maltreat -- make bare, shake
off, violate, do violence, take away violently, wrong, imagine wrongfully. ...
/hebrew/2554.htm - 6k

1819. damah -- to be like, resemble
... root Definition to be like, resemble NASB Word Usage alike (1), compare (3), compared
(1), equal (1), gave parables (1), imagine (1), intend (1), intended (2 ...
/hebrew/1819.htm - 6k


Little did I Imagine That
... THE THIRD CENTURY 66 Little did I imagine that. Little did I imagine that,
while I was thinking these things, I was conversing with God. ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/66 little did i imagine.htm

Some Clever Men Imagine that the Lord's Supper was Instituted for ...
... Part 32 Some clever men imagine that the Lord's Supper was instituted
for two reasons.� Some clever men imagine that the Lord's ...
/.../melanchthon/the apology of the augsburg confession/part 32 some clever men.htm

Now Imagine the Duelist Fasting and Confessing his Sins to God ...
... Address 188: Now imagine the duelist fasting and confessing his sins to
God today� Now imagine the duelist fasting and confessing ...
/.../address 188 0 0 now imagine the.htm

So that None Should Imagine God the Father to be Other than Our ...
imagine God the Father to be other than our Creator� ...
/.../the demonstration of the apostolic preaching/chapter 99 so that none.htm

In what Follows, Some May Imagine that He Says Something Plausible ...
... Chapter XII. In what follows, some may imagine that he says something
plausible against us.� In what follows, some may imagine ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xii in what follows.htm

But I do not Understand How He Can Imagine the Overturning of the ...
... Chapter XXI. But I do not understand how he can imagine the overturning
of the tower of� But I do not understand how he can imagine ...
// against celsus/chapter xxi but i do.htm

But if in These Matters any one were to Imagine that it is ...
... Chapter LXXIX. But if in these matters any one were to imagine that it
is superstition rather� But if in these matters any one ...
/.../ against celsus/chapter lxxix but if in.htm

In Opposition to those who Foolishly Imagine that Christ Converted ...
... the harmony of the gospels.Book I. Chapter XI."In Opposition to Those Who Foolishly
Imagine that Christ Converted the People to Himself by Magical Arts. 17. ...
/.../augustine/the harmony of the gospels/chapter xi in opposition to those.htm

But this Only Son of God, the Father Almighty...
... Do not in the least imagine any time before that Nativity of Christ whereby He was
begotten of the Father; of that Nativity I am speaking by which He is Son of ...
// the creeds/section 6 but this only.htm

The World's Consternation at the Sudden and Secret Removal of the ...
... One can better imagine than describe the awe-inspiring effect upon the world
which will be occasioned by the secret removal of the Church. ...
/.../pink/the redeemers return/1 the worlds consternation at.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To form in the mind a notion or idea of; to form a mental image of; to conceive; to produce by the imagination.

2. (v. t.) To contrive in purpose; to scheme; to devise; to compass; to purpose. See Compass.

3. (v. t.) To represent to one's self; to think; to believe.

4. (v. i.) To form images or conceptions; to conceive; to devise.

5. (v. i.) To think; to suppose.

Imagine (24 Occurrences)
... 5. (vi) To think; to suppose. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. IMAGINE. ... WL
Walker. Multi-Version Concordance Imagine (24 Occurrences). ...
/i/imagine.htm - 14k

Fancy (1 Occurrence)
... 7. (vi) To figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof. ... 9.
(vt) To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine. 10. ...
/f/fancy.htm - 8k

Suspect (1 Occurrence)
... 5. (vt) To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of the existence
of, without proof, and often upon weak evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to ...
/s/suspect.htm - 7k

Suppose (47 Occurrences)
... another, not as true or real, but as if so, and with a view to some consequence
or application which the reality would involve or admit of; to imagine or admit ...
/s/suppose.htm - 20k

Revelation (52 Occurrences)
... But this people was not permitted to imagine that it owed its segregation to anything
in itself fitted to attract or determine the Divine preference; no ...
/r/revelation.htm - 89k

Imagining (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Imagine. Multi-Version
Concordance Imagining (3 Occurrences). 2 Corinthians 12:19 ...
/i/imagining.htm - 7k

Imaginations (9 Occurrences)

/i/imaginations.htm - 9k

Mischief (64 Occurrences)
... the midst of it. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV). Psalms 62:3 How long will
ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all ...
/m/mischief.htm - 26k

Vision (106 Occurrences)
... optasia): Psychologists find that man is prevailingly and persistently "eye-minded."
That is, in his waking life he is likely to think, imagine and remember in ...
/v/vision.htm - 45k

Unpunished (24 Occurrences)
... Romans 2:3 And you who pronounce judgement upon those who do such things although
your own conduct is the same as theirs--do you imagine that you yourself will ...
/u/unpunished.htm - 13k

Bible Concordance
Imagine (24 Occurrences)

Matthew 3:9 and do not imagine that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones.

Acts 4:25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

Acts 17:29 Since then we are God's offspring, we ought not to imagine that His nature resembles gold or silver or marble, or anything sculptured by the art and inventive faculty of man.

Romans 2:3 And you who pronounce judgement upon those who do such things although your own conduct is the same as theirs--do you imagine that you yourself will escape unpunished when God judges?

Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
(See NIV)

Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not imagine that I have yet laid hold of it. But this one thing I do--forgetting everything which is past and stretching forward to what lies in front of me,

1 Timothy 6:5 and persistent wranglings on the part of people whose intellects are disordered and they themselves blinded to all knowledge of the truth; who imagine that godliness means gain.

Nehemiah 6:8 Then I sent to him, saying, There are no such things done as you say, but you imagine them out of your own heart.

Esther 4:13 And Mordecai bade to answer Esther: Imagine not in thy heart that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.

Job 6:26 Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?

Job 17:12 They change the night into day; the light they imagine near in presence of the darkness.

Job 21:27 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.

Psalms 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

Psalms 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

Psalms 41:7 All who hate me whisper together against me. They imagine the worst for me.

Psalms 62:3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.

Psalms 140:2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

Proverbs 18:11 The wealth of the rich 'is' the city of his strength, And as a wall set on high in his own imagination.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 23:33 Your eyes will see strange things, and your mind will imagine confusing things.

Hosea 7:15 Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me.

Nahum 1:9 What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.

Zechariah 7:10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Zechariah 8:17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.



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