International Standard Bible EncyclopediaLAP
The word is the translation of three different Hebrew expressions: cheq (Proverbs 16:33), beghedh (2 Kings 4:39), and chotsen (Nehemiah 5:13, besides chatsen, Psalm 129:7). In all these passages the meaning is that of a part of oriental clothing, probably the folds of the garment covering the bosom or lap of a person. The flowing garments of Orientals invite the use of the same, on the part of speakers, in driving home certain truths enunciated by impressive gesticulation. Every reader of Roman history recalls the impressive incident of Quintus Fabius Maximus (Cunctator), who, in 219 B.C., was ambassador of Rome to Carthage, and who, before the city council, holding the folds of his toga in the shape of a closed pouch, declared that he held enclosed in the same both peace and war, whichever the Carthaginians should desire to choose. When the Carthaginians clamored for war, he opened the folds of his garment and said: "Then you shall have war!" Very much like it, Nehemiah, when pleading for united efforts for the improvement of social order, addressed the priests of Jerusalem to get a pledge of their cooperation: "Also I shook out my lap (chotsen), and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labor, that performeth not this promise; even thus be he shaken out, and emptied" (Nehemiah 5:13).
Greek2859. kolpos -- the bosom
... union). Word Origin a prim. word Definition the bosom NASB Word Usage bay
(1), bosom (4), lap (1). bosom, breast, bay. Apparently ...
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2978. lailaps -- a hurricane
4179. pollaplasion -- many times more
Strong's Hebrew3952. laqaq -- to lap, lick
... 3951, 3952. laqaq. 3953 . to lap, lick. Transliteration: laqaq Phonetic Spelling:
(law-kak') Short Definition: lapped. Word Origin a prim. ... lap, lick. ...
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2436. cheq -- bosom
899. beged -- treachery
2684. chotsen -- bosom
3940. lappid -- a torch
5628. sarach -- to go free, be unrestrained, overrun, exceed
899b. beged -- a garment, covering
3941. Lappidoth -- husband of Deborah
1290. berek -- the knee
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron.
2. (n.) An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth.
3. (n.) The part of the clothing that lies on the knees or thighs when one sits down; that part of the person thus covered; figuratively, a place of rearing and fostering; as, to be reared in the lap of luxury.
4. (n.) That part of any substance or fixture which extends over, or lies upon, or by the side of, a part of another; as, the lap of a board; also, the measure of such extension over or upon another thing.
5. (n.) The amount by which a slide valve at its half stroke overlaps a port in the seat, being equal to the distance the valve must move from its mid stroke position in order to begin to open the port. Used alone, lap refers to outside lap. See Outside lap (below).
6. (n.) The state or condition of being in part extended over or by the side of something else; or the extent of the overlapping; as, the second boat got a lap of half its length on the leader.
7. (n.) One circuit around a race track, esp. when the distance is a small fraction of a mile; as, to run twenty laps; to win by three laps. See Lap, to fold, 2.
8. (n.) In card playing and other games, the points won in excess of the number necessary to complete a game; -- so called when they are counted in the score of the following game.
9. (n.) A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine.
10. (n.) A piece of brass, lead, or other soft metal, used to hold a cutting or polishing powder in cutting glass, gems, and the like, or in polishing cutlery, etc. It is usually in the form of wheel or disk, which revolves on a vertical axis.
11. (v. t.) To rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap.
12. (v. t.) To cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc. See 1st Lap, 10.
13. (n.) To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth.
14. (n.) To wrap or wind around something.
15. (n.) To enfold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish.
16. (n.) To lay or place over anything so as to partly or wholly cover it; as, to lap one shingle over another; to lay together one partly over another; as, to lap weather-boards; also, to be partly over, or by the side of (something); as, the hinder boat lapped the foremost one.
17. (n.) To lay together one over another, as fleeces or slivers for further working.
18. (v. i.) To be turned or folded; to lie partly upon or by the side of something, or of one another; as, the cloth laps back; the boats lap; the edges lap.
19. (v. i.) To take up drink or food with the tongue; to drink or feed by licking up something.
20. (v. i.) To make a sound like that produced by taking up drink with the tongue.
21. (v. t.) To take into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the tongue.
22. (n.) The act of lapping with, or as with, the tongue; as, to take anything into the mouth with a lap.
ThesaurusLap (12 Occurrences)
... knees or thighs when one sits down; that part of the person thus covered; figuratively,
a place of rearing and fostering; as, to be reared in the lap of luxury ...
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Knee (12 Occurrences)
Kneel (10 Occurrences)
Land (19790 Occurrences)
La-odice'ans (1 Occurrence)
Lick (8 Occurrences)
Lapidoth (1 Occurrence)
Lapwing (2 Occurrences)
Lappidoth (1 Occurrence)
Gourds (4 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceLap (12 Occurrences)
Luke 6:38 give, and gifts shall be bestowed on you. Full measure, pressed, shaken down, and running over, shall they pour into your laps; for with the same measure that you use they shall measure to you in return."
Exodus 26:12 The overhanging part that remains of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle.
Exodus 26:13 The cubit on the one side, and the cubit on the other side, of that which remains in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.
Judges 7:5 So he brought down the people to the water; and Yahweh said to Gideon, "Everyone who laps of the water with his tongue, like a dog laps, you shall set him by himself; likewise everyone who bows down on his knees to drink."
Judges 16:19 She made him sleep on her knees; and she called for a man, and shaved off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.
Ruth 4:16 Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.
2 Kings 4:20 When he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon, and then died.
2 Kings 4:39 One went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered of it wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of stew; for they didn't recognize them.
Nehemiah 5:13 Also I shook out my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labor, that doesn't perform this promise; even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. All the assembly said, Amen, and praised Yahweh. The people did according to this promise.
Proverbs 6:27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap, and his clothes not be burned?
Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from Yahweh.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not quick to let your spirit be angry; because wrath is in the heart of the foolish.
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