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MAKE, MAKER

mak, mak'-er (`asah, nathan, sum; poieo, tithemi, kathistemi):

1. As Used in the Old Testament:

"Make" is a frequently used word, meaning "to create," "construct," "cause," "constitute," etc., and represents different Hebrew words. It is very often in the King James Version

(1) the translation of `asah, "to do," "make," etc., usually' in the sense of constructing, effecting. In Genesis 1:7, 16, 25, 31, etc., it is used of the creation; of the creation of man in the likeness of God (5:1); of the ark (6:14); of a feast (21:8); of the tabernacle and all the things belonging to it (Exodus 25:8, etc.); of idols (Isaiah 2:8 Jeremiah 2:28, etc.);

(2) of nathan (literally, "to give"), chiefly in the sense of constituting, appointing, causing; of a covenant (Genesis 9:12; Genesis 17:2); of Abraham as the father of many nations, etc. (Genesis 17:5, 6); of Ishmael as a great nation (Genesis 17:20); of Moses as a god to Pharaoh (Exodus 7:1); of judges and officers (Deuteronomy 16:18); of laws (Leviticus 26:46, etc.); it has the meaning of "to cause" (Exodus 18:16; Exodus 23:27 Numbers 5:21 1 Samuel 9:22 Psalm 106:46);

(3) sum, "to set," "put," "lay," has a similar significance: of Abraham's seed (Genesis 13:16; Genesis 32:12); Joseph lord of all Egypt (Genesis 45:9; compare Exodus 2:14 Deuteronomy 1:13; Deuteronomy 10:22);

(4) shith, with same meaning, occurs (2 Samuel 22:12, "He made darkness pavilions round about him"; 1 Kings 11:34; Psalms 18:11; 21:6).

Other words are `abhadh (Aramaic); "to make," "do," (Jeremiah 10:11 Daniel 3:1); `amadh, "to set up" (2 Chronicles 11:22; 2 Chronicles 25:5 Nehemiah 10:32); `atsabh, "to labor," etc. (Job 10:8, the King James Version margin "took pains about me"); banah, "to build up" (Genesis 2:22 1 Kings 22:39); bara', "to prepare," "create" (Numbers 16:30 Psalm 89:47); yatsagh, "to set up" (Job 17:6 Jeremiah 51:34); yatsar, "to form," "constitute" (Psalm 74:17; Psalm 104:26); pa`al, "to work," "make" (Exodus 15:17 Psalm 7:15); words with special meanings are: paqadh, "to give a charge" (1 Kings 11:28 2 Kings 25:23); karath, "to cut," or "prepare", "to make a convent or league" (Genesis 15:18 Exodus 24:8 Joshua 9:16); qashar, "to bind together," "to make a conspiracy" (2 Kings 12:20; 2 Kings 14:19); parats, "to break forth," "to make a breach" (2 Samuel 6:8 1 Chronicles 13:11; 1 Chronicles 15:13); labhen, "to make brick" (Genesis 11:3); labhabh (denominative of lebhibhah), "to make cakes" (2 Samuel 13:6, 8); malakh, "to make a king" (1 Samuel 8:22; 1 Samuel 12:1); among obsolete and archaic words and phrases may be mentioned, "What makest thou in this place?" (Judges 18:3), the Revised Version (British and American) "doest"; "made" for "pretend" (2 Samuel 13:5, 6), the Revised Version (British and American) "feign," "feigned"; "made as if" (Joshua 8:15; Joshua 9:4), so the Revised Version (British and American); "make for him" (Ezekiel 17:17), the Revised Version (British and American) "help him"; "make mention" (Jeremiah 4:16); "make mention of" (Genesis 40:14 Psalm 87:4); "make account" (Psalm 144:3); "make an end" (Judges 3:18; Judges 15:17); "make an end" is also "to bring to nought," "to destroy" (Isaiah 38:12); "make riddance" (Leviticus 23:22), the Revised Version (British and American) "wholly reap." In 1 Maccabees 16:22, we have "to make him away" as translation of apolesai auton, the Revised Version (British and American) "destroy."

Maker is the translation of `asah (Job 4:17 Psalm 95:6), of yatsar (Isaiah 45:9, 11 Habakkuk 2:18 twice), of charash, "graver" (Isaiah 45:16), of pa`al (Job 36:3 Isaiah 1:31, or po`al).

2. As Used in the New Testament:

In the New Testament the chief word for "make" is poieo, "to do," "make," etc. (Matthew 3:3 John 2:16; John 5:15); of kathistemi, "to set down," "to appoint" (Matthew 24:45, 47 Romans 5:19); of tithemi, "to set," "lay" (Matthew 22:44 Mark 12:36); of diatithemi, "to set or lay throughout" (Acts 3:25 Hebrews 8:10; Hebrews 10:16); of didomi, "to give" (2 Thessalonians 3:9 Revelation 3:9); of eimi, "to be" (Mark 12:42); of epiteleo "to complete" (Hebrews 8:5 Galatians 3:3, "make perfect," the Revised Version margin "make an end"); of Kataskeuazo, "to prepare thoroughly" (Hebrews 9:2, the Revised Version (British and American) "prepared"); of ktizo, "to make" "found" (Ephesians 2:15); of plerophoreo, "to bear "on fully" (2 Timothy 4:5, "make full proof of thy ministry," the Revised Version (British and American) "fulfil"); doxazo "to make honorable or glorious" (2 Corinthians 3:10); of peritrepo (eis manian), "to turn round to raving" (Acts 26:24, "doth make thee mad," the Revised Version (British and American) "is turning thee mad," margin "Greek: turneth thee to madness"); of emporeuomai, "to traffic," "cheat" (2 Peter 2:3 "make merchandise of you"); of eirenopoieo, "to make peace" (Colossians 1:20); of sumballo, "to throw together" (Luke 14:31; "to make war," the Revised Version (British and American) "goeth to encounter"); "made" is frequently the translation of ginomai, "to become," "begin to be" (Matthew 4:3; Matthew 9:16 Mark 2:21, 27 John 1:3 (thrice), 10, "The world was made through him," 1:14, "The word was made flesh," the Revised Version (British and American) "became flesh"; 2:9, water "made wine," the Revised Version (British and American) "now become wine," margin "that it had become"; 8:33, "made free" Romans 1:3, Revised Vesion "born" Galatians 3:13, the Revised Version (British and American) "having become a curse for us"; 4:4, the Revised Version (British and American) "born of a woman," etc.; Philippians 2:7, "was made in the likeness of men," the Revised Version margin "Greek: becoming in"; 1 Peter 2:7, etc.).

In addition to the changes in the Revised Version (British and American) already noted may be mentioned, for "maketh collops" (Job 15:27) "gathered fat"; for "set us in the way of his steps" (Psalm 85:13), "make his footsteps a way to walk in"; for "did more grievously afflict her" (Isaiah 9:1), "hath made it glorious"; for "shall make him of quick understanding" (Isaiah 11:3), 'his delight shall be in"; for "make sluices and ponds for fish" (Isaiah 19:10), "they that work for hire," margin "or make dams "; for "ye that make mention of the Lord" (Isaiah 62:6), "ye that are Yahweh's remembrancers"; for "he shall confirm the covenant" (Daniel 9:27), "he shall make a firm covenant"; for "maketh my way perfect" (2 Samuel 22:33), "guideth the perfect in his way" (see margin); for "the desire of a man is his kindness" (Proverbs 19:22), "that which maketh a man to be desired"; for, "maketh intercession" (Romans 11:2), "pleadeth"; for hath made us accepted" (Ephesians 1:6), "freely bestowed on us," margin "wherewith he endued us";. for "made himself of no reputation" (Philippians 2:7), "emptied himself"; for "spoil you" (Colossians 2:8), "maketh spoil of you"; for "is the enemy of God" (James 4:4), "maketh himself"; for "worketh abomination or (maketh) a lie" (Revelation 21:27), "maketh (m" doeth") an abomination and a lie"; we have "become" for "made" (Matthew 4:3 Luke 3:5; Luke 4:3), "became" (Romans 10:20 1 Corinthians 15:45, bis); "becoming in" for "being made" (Philippians 2:7 margin).

W. L. Walker

Greek
5319. phaneroo -- to make visible, make clear
... to make visible, make clear. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: phaneroo Phonetic
Spelling: (fan-er-o'-o) Short Definition: I make clear, visible, or ...
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1107. gnorizo -- to come to know, to make known
... to come to know, to make known. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: gnorizo Phonetic
Spelling: (gno-rid'-zo) Short Definition: I make known, declare, know ...
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5562. choreo -- to make room, advance, hold
... to make room, advance, hold. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: choreo Phonetic
Spelling: (kho-reh'-o) Short Definition: I make room, go, receive Definition ...
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2227. zoopoieo -- to make alive
... to make alive. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: zoopoieo Phonetic Spelling:
(dzo-op-oy-eh'-o) Short Definition: I make to live Definition: I make that ...
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2116. euthuno -- to make straight
... to make straight. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: euthuno Phonetic Spelling:
(yoo-thoo'-no) Short Definition: I make straight, guide, steer Definition: (a ...
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4160. poieo -- to make, do
... to make, do. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: poieo Phonetic Spelling:
(poy-eh'-o) Short Definition: I do, make Definition: (a) I make, manufacture ...
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2165. euphraino -- to cheer, make merry
... to cheer, make merry. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: euphraino Phonetic Spelling:
(yoo-frah'-ee-no) Short Definition: I cheer, am glad, make merry ...
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805. asphalizo -- to make firm, secure
... to make firm, secure. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: asphalizo Phonetic Spelling:
(as-fal-id'-zo) Short Definition: I make safe Definition: I make safe ...
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3822. palaioo -- to make or declare old
... to make or declare old. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: palaioo Phonetic Spelling:
(pal-ah-yo'-o) Short Definition: I make old, declare obsolete Definition ...
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1642. elattoo -- to make less (in rank or influence)
... to make less (in rank or influence). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: elattoo
Phonetic Spelling: (el-at-to'-o) Short Definition: I make less, make inferior ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7139. qarach -- to make bald
... 7138, 7139. qarach. 7140 . to make bald. Transliteration: qarach Phonetic Spelling:
(kaw-rakh') Short Definition: make. Word Origin a prim. ...
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6584. pashat -- to strip off, make a dash, raid
... 6583, 6584. pashat. 6585 . to strip off, make a dash, raid. Transliteration:
pashat Phonetic Spelling: (paw-shat') Short Definition: strip. Word Origin a prim ...
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5648. abad -- to make, do
... 5647, 5648. abad. 5649 . to make, do. Transliteration: abad Phonetic Spelling:
(ab-bad') Short Definition: done. ... cut, do, execute, go on, make, move, work. ...
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7761. sum -- to set, make
... sum or sim. 7762 . to set, make. Transliteration: sum or sim Phonetic Spelling:
(soom) Short Definition: issued. ... command, give, lay, make, name, regard, set. ...
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6424. palas -- to weigh, make level
... 6423, 6424. palas. 6425 . to weigh, make level. Transliteration: palas Phonetic
Spelling: (paw-las') Short Definition: level. ... make, ponder, weigh. ...
/hebrew/6424.htm - 6k

2834. chasaph -- to strip off, strip, make bare
... chasaph. 2835 . to strip off, strip, make bare. Transliteration: chasaph Phonetic
Spelling: (khaw-saf') Short Definition: bared. Word Origin a prim. ...
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7077. qanan -- to make a nest
... 7076, 7077. qanan. 7078 . to make a nest. Transliteration: qanan Phonetic
Spelling: (kaw-nan') Short Definition: nested. Word ... 1). make. ...
/hebrew/7077.htm - 6k

8262. shaqats -- to detest, make detestable
... 8261, 8262. shaqats. 8263 . to detest, make detestable. Transliteration: shaqats
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-kats') Short Definition: detest. ...
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6213a. asah -- do, make
... 6213, 6213a. asah. 6213b . do, make. Transliteration: asah Short Definition:
do. Word Origin a prim. root Definition do, make NASB ...
/hebrew/6213a.htm - 8k

3887. luts -- ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a ...
... luts. 3888 . ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a mock, mocker.
Transliteration: luts Phonetic Spelling: (loots) Short Definition: ambassador. ...
/hebrew/3887.htm - 6k

Library

Make it a Story.
... Jesus Make it a Story. ... Well, the modern newspaperman's rule in his work is this:
"Make it a story." This is his leading rule in all his writing work. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/make it a story.htm

Make Haste.
... Make Haste. THE little book called Solomon's Song, in the Hebrew "the Song
of Songs," because it exalts and describes the Bridegroom ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gaebelein/the lord of glory/make haste.htm

'Make us a King'
... THE FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL 'MAKE US A KING'. 'Then all the elders of Israel
gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel, onto ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/make us a king.htm

'Make the Tree Good'
... 'MAKE THE TREE GOOD'. '... Make the tree good, and his fruit good....'
Matthew 12:33. In this Gospel we find that our Lord twice ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/make the tree good.htm

December 5. "With a Perfect Heart to Make David King" (I. Chron. ...
... DECEMBER 5. "With a perfect heart to make David King" (I. Chron. xii. 38).
"With a perfect heart to make David King" (I. Chron. xii.38). ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /december 5 with a perfect.htm

Whether an Effect of Law is to Make Men Good?
... OF THE EFFECTS OF LAW (TWO ARTICLES) Whether an effect of law is to make men good?
Objection 1: It seems that it is not an effect of law to make men good. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether an effect of law.htm

Whether to Create is to Make Something from Nothing?
... THE MODE OF EMANATION OF THINGS FROM THE FIRST PRINCIPLE (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether
to create is to make something from nothing? Objection ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether to create is to.htm

"Make this Valley Full of Ditches. " 2 Kings, iii. , 16
... XVII. "MAKE THIS VALLEY FULL OF DITCHES." 2 KINGS, iii., 16. What for? ... Let every
Christian in London make a ditch to bring the living water to his own home. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/champness/broken bread/xvii make this valley full.htm

"Make Your Will Before You Sleep"
... Chapter 18. On the Isle of Man; City Road Chapel; Wesley Visits Lorg George
Gordon "Make Your Will before You Sleep". Thursday, September ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/make your will before you.htm

Ep. xxvii. You Make a Joke of It; but I Know the Danger of an ...
... Division III. Miscellaneous Letters. Ep. XXVII. You make a joke of it;
but I know the danger of an Ozizalean starvingļæ½ You make ...
/.../cyril/select letters of saint gregory nazianzen/ep xxvii you make a.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.

2. (v. t.) To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create.

3. (v. t.) To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate.

4. (v. t.) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.

5. (v. t.) To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.

6. (v. t.) To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc.

7. (v. t.) To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an error; to make a loss; to make money.

8. (v. t.) To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day.

9. (v. t.) To put a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive.

10. (v. t.) To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.

11. (v. t.) To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.

12. (v. t.) To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.

13. (v. t.) To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.

14. (v. t.) To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to.

15. (v. t.) To be engaged or concerned in.

16. (v. t.) To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of.

17. (v. i.) To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; -- often in the phrase to meddle or make.

18. (v. i.) To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.

19. (v. i.) To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage.

20. (v. i.) To increase; to augment; to accrue.

21. (v. i.) To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.

22. (n.) Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.

Thesaurus
Make (12882 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; -- often
with up; as, to make up a story. 5. (vt) To bring about ...
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Make-believe (1 Occurrence)
Make-believe. Makebates, Make-believe. Maked . Noah Webster's Dictionary ... 2.
(a.) Feigned; insincere. Multi-Version Concordance Make-believe (1 Occurrence). ...
/m/make-believe.htm - 6k

Skillful (42 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:1 "Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine
twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim. ...
/s/skillful.htm - 19k

Yarn (37 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:1 "Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine
twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim. ...
/y/yarn.htm - 18k

Statements (22 Occurrences)
... Luke 23:2 And they made statements against him, saying, This man has to our knowledge
been teaching our nation to do wrong, and not to make payment of taxes to ...
/s/statements.htm - 12k

Shittim (34 Occurrences)
... Exodus 25:10 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall
be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a ...
/s/shittim.htm - 20k

Surprise (27 Occurrences)
... its king as you did to Jericho and its king: but their goods and their cattle you
may take for yourselves: let a secret force be stationed to make a surprise ...
/s/surprise.htm - 15k

Sharpen (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (v.) To make sharp. 2. (v.) To give a keen edge or
fine point to; to make sharper; as, to sharpen an ax, or the teeth of a saw. ...
/s/sharpen.htm - 9k

Smooth (39 Occurrences)
... 10. (v.) To make smooth; to make even on the surface by any means; as, to smooth
a board with a plane; to smooth cloth with an iron. 11. ...
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Soften (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To make soft or more soft. 2. (vt ... matter.
3. (vt) To mollify; to make less fierce or intractable. 4 ...
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Bible Concordance
Make (12882 Occurrences)

Make occurs 12882 times in 12 translations.

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