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jo, jo'-bon (lechi, "cheek (bone)," "jaw (bone)"): In Job 41:2, the Revised Version (British and American) gives "pierce his jaw through with a hook" for the King James Version "bore his jaw through with a thorn" (see HOOK; LEVIATHAN). Psalm 22:15, "My tongue cleaveth to my jaws (malqoach)," is descriptive of the effect of a fever or physical torture, a dryness and a horrible clamminess. Malqochayim is an ancient dual form meaning the two jaws, and, metaphorically, malqoach indicates that which is caught between the jaws, booty, prey, including captives (Numbers 31:11, 26, 32 Isaiah 49:24 f).


(1) Of the power of the wicked, with a reference to Divine restraint and discipline: "I brake the jaws (Hebrew "great teeth") of the unrighteous" (Job 29:17 Proverbs 30:14); compare Psalm 58:6, "Break out the great teeth (malta`oth, "jaw teeth") of the young lions, O Yahweh." Let the wicked be deprived of their ability for evil; let them at least be disabled from mischief. Septuagint reads "God shall break," etc. (Compare Edmund Prys's Metrical Paraphrase of the Psalms, in the place cited.) "A bridle. in the jaws of the peoples" (Isaiah 30:28; compare 2 Kings 19:28) is descriptive of the ultimate check of the Assyrian power at Jerusalem, "as when a bridle or lasso is thrown upon the jaws of a wild animal when you wish to catch and tame him" (G.A. Smith Isaiah, I, 235). Compare Ezekiel 29:4 (concerning Pharaoh); 38:4 (concerning Gog), "I will put hooks in (into) thy jaws."

(2) Of human labor and trials, with a reference to the Divine gentleness: "I was to them as they that lift up the yoke on their jaws" (Hosea 11:4), or `take the yoke off their jaws,' as the humane driver eased the yoke with his hands or `lifted it forward from neck to the jaws'; or it may perhaps refer to the removal of the yoke in the evening, when work is over.

Jawbone (Judges 15:15).


M. O. Evans

4600. siagon -- a jawbone, by impl. cheek
... Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: siagon Phonetic Spelling:
(see-ag-one') Short Definition: the jawbone, cheek Definition: the jawbone, cheek, ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3895. lechi -- jaw, cheek
... 3894, 3895. lechi. 3896 . jaw, cheek. Transliteration: lechi Phonetic Spelling:
(lekh-ee') Short Definition: cheek. ... cheek bone, jaw bone. ...
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7448. resen -- a halter, jaw
... 7447b, 7448. resen. 7449 . a halter, jaw. Transliteration: resen Phonetic
Spelling: (reh'-sen) Short Definition: bridle. Word Origin ...
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4455b. malqoach -- a jaw
... malqoach. 4456 . a jaw. Transliteration: malqoach Short Definition: jaws. Word
Origin from laqach Definition a jaw NASB Word Usage jaws (1). 4455a, 4455b. ...
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4973. methalleoth -- teeth
... Word Origin from the same as tola Definition teeth NASB Word Usage fangs
(2), jaw teeth (1), jaws (1). cheek jaw tooth, jaw. Contr. ...
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7437. Ramath Lechiy -- "height of a jawbone," a city in Judah
... Ramath-lehi From ramah and lchiy; height of a jaw-bone; Ramath-Lechi, a place in
Palestine -- Ramath-lehi. see HEBREW ramah. see HEBREW lchiy. 7436, 7437. ...
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Fragment Xl. "And He Found the Jaw-Bone of an Ass. ...
... Fragment XL. "And he found the jaw-bone of an ass.� "And [4880] he found
the jaw-bone of an ass." [4881] It is to be observed ...
/.../fragments from the lost writings of irenaeus/fragment xl and he found.htm

Concerning the Fortitude of Samson, and what Mischiefs He Brought ...
... him with two cords, and lead him on, in order to deliver him to the Philistines;
and when they came to a certain place, which is now called the Jaw-bone, on ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 8 concerning the fortitude.htm

Samson who did to Others as they did to Him
... And he found a fresh jaw-bone of an ass, and having seized it, he killed
a thousand men with it. Then Samson said: "With the jaw ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/samson who did to others.htm

On the Study of Zoology.
... If I examine the outermost jaw I find it consists of three distinct portions, an
inner, a middle, and an outer, mounted upon a common stem; and if I compare ...
/.../huxley/lay sermons addresses and reviews/vi on the study of.htm

Fragment Xli. This Indicates the Persecution against the Church ...
... First of all, by his betaking himself to the Rock [4885] not cognizable to the senses;
[4886] secondly, by the finding of the jaw-bone of an ass. ...
/.../fragment xli this indicates the.htm

Given to Abstraction of Thought. Cases in Point. Opinion of ...
... place. By an effort in drawing back my under jaw, I could barely get the
edges to so pass as to make a pressure of any value. But ...
/.../chapter v given to abstraction.htm

How Queen Ethelthryth Always Preserved Her virginity, and Her Body ...
... had more certain knowledge. He was wont to relate that in her sickness she
had a very great tumour under her jaw. "And I was ordered ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xix how queen ethelthryth.htm

How Fursa Built a Monastery among the East Angles, and of his ...
... the unclean spirits, laying hold of one of those whom they were burning in the fire,
cast him against him, and, touching his shoulder and jaw, scorched them. ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xix how fursa built.htm

The Necessity of the Spirit's Work
... sword of the Spirit. If ye had looked at the jaw-bone of the ass in Samson's
hand, you would have said, "What! heaps on heaps with ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/the necessity of the spirits.htm

Psalm LVIII.
... broken utterly.... 10. "The jaw-bones of lions the Lord hath broken utterly."
[2188] Not only of asps. What of asps? Asps treacherously ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm lviii.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.

2. (n.) Hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and covering.

3. (n.) In the plural, the mouth.

4. (n.) Fig.: Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; esp., pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.

5. (n.) A notch or opening.

6. (n.) A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car pedestal. See Axle guard.

7. (n.) One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them, as, the jaws of a vise, or the jaws of a stone-crushing machine.

8. (n.) The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.

9. (n.) Impudent or abusive talk.

10. (v. i.) To scold; to clamor.

11. (v. t.) To assail or abuse by scolding.

Jaw (6 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) Fig.: Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; esp.,
pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness ...
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Jaw-bone (3 Occurrences)
Jaw-bone. Jawbone, Jaw-bone. Jawbones . Easton's Bible Dictionary Of
an ass afforded Samson a weapon for the great slaughter of ...
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Jaw-teeth (4 Occurrences)
Jaw-teeth. Jaws, Jaw-teeth. Jazer . Multi-Version Concordance
Jaw-teeth (4 Occurrences). Job 29:17 And I break the jaw...
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Jawbone (3 Occurrences)
... In verse 19 the Authorized Version reads, "God clave a hollow place that was in
the jaw, and there came water thereout." This is a mis-translation of the words ...
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Teeth (50 Occurrences)
... CHEEK TEETH. (methalle`ah, transposed from malta`ah (only in Psalm 58:6), literally
"the biter," "crusher," "molar," "jaw-teeth," "great ...JAW; JAWBONE; JAW TEETH. ...
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Ramathlehi (1 Occurrence)
... The phrase "in the jaw," ver. ... The Septuagint seems to have supposed that the
name referred to the "heaving" or throwing up of the jaw-bone. ...
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Ramath-lehi (1 Occurrence)
... The phrase "in the jaw," ver. ... The Septuagint seems to have supposed that the
name referred to the "heaving" or throwing up of the jaw-bone. ...
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Cheek (9 Occurrences)
... CHEEK TEETH. (methalle`ah, transposed from malta`ah (only in Psalm 58:6), literally
"the biter," "crusher," "molar," "jaw-teeth," "great teeth" (Job 29:17 m ...
/c/cheek.htm - 12k

Beard (23 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) The appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some
fishes. 5. (n.) The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle. ...
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Bible Concordance
Jaw (6 Occurrences)

Judges 15:16 Samson said, "With the jawbone of a donkey, heaps on heaps; with the jawbone of a donkey I have struck a thousand men."

Judges 15:19 But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day.

Job 41:2 Can you put a rope into his nose, or pierce his jaw through with a hook?

Psalms 3:7 Arise, Yahweh! Save me, my God! For you have struck all of my enemies on the cheek bone. You have broken the teeth of the wicked.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 30:14 There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and their jaws like knives, to devour the poor from the earth, and the needy from among men.

Amos 3:12 Thus saith Jehovah: Like as the shepherd rescueth out of the jaw of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be rescued that sit in Samaria in the corner of a couch, and upon the damask of a bed.



Jaw Teeth

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Jaw-teeth (4 Occurrences)

Jawbone (3 Occurrences)

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Ramathlehi (1 Occurrence)

Ramath-lehi (1 Occurrence)

Cheek (9 Occurrences)

Beard (23 Occurrences)

Cheekbone (1 Occurrence)

Chop (5 Occurrences)

Chin (8 Occurrences)

Asses (68 Occurrences)

Jaws (12 Occurrences)

Jazer (13 Occurrences)

Javelins (5 Occurrences)

Jawbones (1 Occurrence)

Lehi (5 Occurrences)

Finisheth (13 Occurrences)

Thereout (2 Occurrences)

Ramothgilead (19 Occurrences)

Ramoth-gilead (20 Occurrences)

Rope (10 Occurrences)

Rush-rope (1 Occurrence)


Enhakkore (1 Occurrence)

Damask (1 Occurrence)

Pedestal (4 Occurrences)

Bit (46 Occurrences)

Bridle (12 Occurrences)

Bar (27 Occurrences)

Curb (5 Occurrences)

Clave (16 Occurrences)

Calf (39 Occurrences)

Coney (2 Occurrences)

Spike (1 Occurrence)

Casteth (54 Occurrences)

Serpent (40 Occurrences)

Perverse (55 Occurrences)

Yoke (79 Occurrences)

Sheep (413 Occurrences)

Findeth (66 Occurrences)

Pierce (30 Occurrences)

Horse (62 Occurrences)

Nose (23 Occurrences)

Canst (62 Occurrences)

Pharaoh (245 Occurrences)

Hook (10 Occurrences)

Smiteth (156 Occurrences)

Reed (41 Occurrences)

Ring (33 Occurrences)

Lions (50 Occurrences)

Putteth (182 Occurrences)

Locust (25 Occurrences)


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Slain (235 Occurrences)

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Thorn (30 Occurrences)

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