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re-kuv'-er: "Recover" has

(1) the transitive meaning of "to retake" or "regain" (anything); and

(2) the intransitive sense of "to regain health" or "become well."

In Judith 14:7 it means "restore to consciousness." In the former sense it is in the Old Testament the translation of natsal, "to snatch away" (Judges 11:26 1 Samuel 30:8, 22; in Hosea 2:9, the Revised Version (British and American) "pluck away"); also of shubh (Qal and Hiphil 1 Samuel 30:19 the King James Version; 2 Samuel 8:3, etc.), and of various other words in single instances. In 2 Kings 5:3, 6, 7, 11, "to restore to health" is 'acaph. In its intransitive sense "recover" is chiefly the translation of chayah, "to live," "revive" (2 Kings 1:2, etc.; Isaiah 38:9, 21). "Recover" appears only twice in the King James Version of the New Testament; Mark 16:18 (for kalos hexousin) and 2 Timothy 2:26 (from ananepho, the Revised Version margin "Greek: `return to soberness' "); but the Revised Version (British and American) has "recover" for "do well" in John 11:12 (sothesetai; margin "Greek: `be saved' "). "Recovering" (of sight) (anablepsis) occurs in Luke 4:18.

W. L. Walker

308. anablepo -- to look up, recover sight
... to look up, recover sight. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anablepo Phonetic
Spelling: (an-ab-lep'-o) Short Definition: I look up, recover my sight ...
// - 7k

366. ananepho -- to return to soberness, ie regain one's senses
... one's senses. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ananepho Phonetic Spelling:
(an-an-ay'-fo) Short Definition: I become sober again, recover sound sense ...
// - 6k

2865. komizo -- to bear, carry
... to bear, carry. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: komizo Phonetic Spelling:
(kom-id'-zo) Short Definition: I bring, receive, recover Definition: (a) act: I ...
// - 7k

2573. kalos -- well
... NASB Word Usage beautifully (1), commendably (1), correctly (1), experts (1), good
(4), honorably (1), kind enough (1), quite right (1), recover* (1), right (2 ...
// - 7k

2192. echo -- to have, hold
... 1), next (2), obliged* (1), obtain (2), obtained (1), owned (3), possess (2), possessed
(4), possesses (1), receive (1), received (1), recover* (1), regard (2 ...
// - 11k

4982. sozo -- to save
... NASB Word Usage bring...safely (1), cured (1), ensure salvation (1), get (1), get
well (2), made...well (6), made well (5), preserved (1), recover (1), restore ...
// - 10k

404. anapsucho -- to refresh
... 5594 , "cool by blowing") -- properly, bring cooling (reviving, with fresh air);
(figuratively) bring much-needed (much-) , "causing someone to recover a state ...
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326. anazao -- to live again
... be alive again, be resurrected. To recover life (literally or figuratively) --
(be a-)live again, revive. (anezesen) -- 2 Occurrences. 325, 326. anazao. 327 ...
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515. axioo -- to deem worthy
... See 514 (). [In the papyri, can refer to making a "" (see P Oxy 237. vi.14,
ad 186): " to recover what I had made over to her" (, 51). ...
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1227. diablepo -- to look through, to see clearly
... see clearly. From dia and blepo; to look through, ie Recover full vision -- see
clearly. see GREEK dia. see GREEK blepo. (diablepseis) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
6113. atsar -- to restrain, retain
... 5), checked (3), closed fast (1), confined (3), could (1), detain (2), detained
(1), held back (2), kept (1), prevail (1), prevented (1), recover (1), refrain ...
/hebrew/6113.htm - 6k

4241. michyah -- preservation of life, sustenance
... Origin from chayah Definition preservation of life, sustenance NASB Word Usage
maintenance (1), preserve life (1), quick (1), raw (1), recover (1), reviving (2 ...
/hebrew/4241.htm - 6k

7069. qanah -- to get, acquire
... gain acquisition (1), gained (1), get (3), gets (1), gotten (1), owner (1), possessed
(1), possessor (2), purchased (3), purchaser (3), recover (1), redeemed (1 ...
/hebrew/7069.htm - 6k

2492. chalam -- to be healthy or strong
... to be healthy or strong. Transliteration: chalam Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-lam')
Short Definition: dream. cause to dreamer, be in good liking, recover ...
/hebrew/2492.htm - 5k

2421a. chayah -- to live
... 1), makes alive (1), nourished (1), preserve (3), preserve his life (1),
preserve...alive (1), preserves the lives (1), raise (1), recover (4), recovered ( ...
/hebrew/2421a.htm - 6k

1082. balag -- to gleam, smile
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to gleam, smile NASB Word Usage cheerful (1),
flashes forth (1), have a cheer (1), smile (1). comfort, recover strengthen. ...
/hebrew/1082.htm - 6k

5337. natsal -- to strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered ...
... all (1), deliverer (1), delivering (1), delivers (7), escape (1), escaped (1), plucked
(1), plunder (1), plundered (1), preserved (1), recover (1), recovered (2 ...
/hebrew/5337.htm - 6k

7725. shub -- to turn back, return
... home), (go) out, hinder, let, (see) more, X needs, be past, X pay, pervert, pull
in again, put (again, up again), recall, recompense, recover, refresh, relieve ...
/hebrew/7725.htm - 9k

2421. chayah -- to live
... to revive -- keep (leave, make) alive, X certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer
to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore ...
/hebrew/2421.htm - 6k

622. asaph -- to gather, remove
... assemble, bring, consume, destroy, felch, gather (in, together, up again), X generally,
get (him), lose, put all together, receive, recover (another from ...
/hebrew/622.htm - 6k


To Recover the Righteousness which had Been Lost by Sin, Man Has ...
... Book II. Chapter 55."To Recover the Righteousness Which Had Been Lost by
Sin, Man Has to Struggle, with Abundant Labour and Sorrow. ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 55 to recover the righteousness.htm

How to Recover from this State.
... V. How to recover from this state. 1. Remember whence you are fallen. Take
up the question at once, and deliberately contrast your ...
/.../ backslider in heart/v how to recover from.htm

Our Bodies, However Mutilated Before or after Death, Shall Recover ...
... Chapter LVII."Our Bodies, However Mutilated Before or After Death, Shall
Recover Their Perfect Integrity in the Resurrection. ...
/.../on the resurrection of the flesh/chapter lvii our bodies however mutilated.htm

They who are Baptized in Sickness and Afterwards Recover...
... The Canons of the Blessed and Holy Fathers Assembled at Antioch in Syria. Canon
XLVII. They who are baptized in sickness and afterwards recover...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xlvii they who are.htm

The Saint Ceases not to Pray. Prayer the Way to Recover what is ...
... Chapter VIII. The Saint Ceases Not to Pray. Prayer the Way to Recover What
Is Lost. All Exhorted to Pray. The Great Advantage of ...
/.../teresa/the life of st teresa of jesus/chapter viii the saint ceases.htm

Athanasius and Paul Going to Rome, and Having Obtained Letters ...
... Book II. Chapter XV."Athanasius and Paul going to Rome, and having obtained
Letters from Bishop Julius, recover their respective Dioceses. ...
/.../chapter xv athanasius and paul going.htm

Let us See How He Continues after This: "These Events...
... preventing him from employing a physician to promote his recovery; and it is something
like this: "If it is decreed that you should recover from your disease ...
// against celsus/chapter xx let us see.htm

Whether, by Penance, Man is Restored to his Former Dignity?
... the shepherd bring it back on his shoulder, has not the same glory as if it had
never strayed." Therefore man does not, through Penance, recover his former ...
// theologica/whether by penance man is.htm

... for he would recover him of his leprosy." She knew that the power of Heaven was
with Elisha, and she believed that by this power Naaman could be healed. ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 20 naaman.htm

The Story of Hazael
... Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son
Ben-hadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/the story of hazael.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To get renewed possession of; to win back; to regain.

2. (v. t.) To cover again.

3. (v. t.) To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time.

4. (v. t.) To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring back to life or health; to cure; to heal.

5. (v. t.) To overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind or body.

6. (v. t.) To rescue; to deliver.

7. (v. t.) To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to.

8. (v. t.) To gain as a compensation; to obtain in return for injury or debt; as, to recover damages in trespass; to recover debt and costs in a suit at law; to obtain title to by judgment in a court of law; as, to recover lands common recovery; to gain by legal process; as, to recover judgment against a defendant.

9. (v. i.) To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; -- often followed by of or from; as, to recover from a state of poverty; to recover from fright.

10. (v. i.) To make one's way; to come; to arrive.

11. (v. i.) To obtain a judgment; to succeed in a lawsuit; as, the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.

12. (n.) Recovery.

Recover (37 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To cover again. 3. (vt) To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve;
to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time. ...
/r/recover.htm - 21k

Revive (31 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To return to life; to recover life or strength;
to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated. ...
/r/revive.htm - 18k

Hadadezer (18 Occurrences)
... After this Hadadezer went north "to recover his border" (2 Samuel 8:3, AV); but
rather, as the Revised Version renders, "to recover his dominion", ie, to ...
/h/hadadezer.htm - 15k

Hazael (23 Occurrences)
... He had been sent by his sick sovereign to inquire of the prophet Elisha, who was
then in Damascus, whether he should recover of his sickness or not. ...
/h/hazael.htm - 23k

Reclaim (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To claim back; to demand the return of
as a right; to attempt to recover possession of. 2. (vt ...
/r/reclaim.htm - 8k

Recollect (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To recover or recall the knowledge of;
to bring back to the mind or memory; to remember. 2. (vt ...
/r/recollect.htm - 7k

Regain (12 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (vt) To gain anew; to get again; to recover, as what has
escaped or been lost; to reach again. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/r/regain.htm - 10k

Baalzebub (4 Occurrences)
... Ahaziah, son of Ahab, and king of Israel, went to consult him whether he should
recover of his sickness, and was therefore rebuked by Elijah, who declared that ...
/b/baalzebub.htm - 9k

Consult (27 Occurrences)
... So he sent messengers, and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baal Zebub, the god
of Ekron, whether I will recover of this sickness." (See NIV). ...
/c/consult.htm - 16k

Enquire (42 Occurrences)
... that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go,
enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease ...
/e/enquire.htm - 21k

Bible Concordance
Recover (37 Occurrences)

Mark 5:23 and besought Him with many entreaties. "My little daughter," he said, "is at the point of death: I pray you come and lay your hands upon her, that she may recover and live."

Mark 10:51 "What shall I do for you?" said Jesus. "Rabboni," replied the blind man, "let me recover my sight."

Mark 16:18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will in no way hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

Luke 18:41 "What shall I do for you?" "Sir," he replied, "let me recover my sight."

Luke 18:42 "Recover your sight," said Jesus: "your faith has cured you."

John 11:12 The disciples therefore said, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover."

Acts 9:12 He has seen a man called Ananias come and lay his hands upon him so that he may recover his sight."

Acts 9:17 So Ananias went and entered the house; and, laying his two hands upon Saul, said, "Saul, brother, the Lord--even Jesus who appeared to you on your journey--has sent me, that you may recover your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

Acts 22:13 came to me and standing at my side said, "'Brother Saul, recover your sight.' "I instantly regained my sight and looked up at him.

2 Timothy 2:26 and they may recover themselves out of the devil's snare, having been taken captive by him to his will.

Deuteronomy 28:31 Thine ox shall be slaughtered before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof; thine ass shall be snatched away from before thy face, and shall not return to thee; thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to recover them.

Judges 11:26 While Israel lived in Heshbon and its towns, and in Aroer and its towns, and in all the cities that are along by the side of the Arnon, three hundred years; why didn't you recover them within that time?

1 Samuel 30:8 David inquired of Yahweh, saying, "If I pursue after this troop, shall I overtake them?" He answered him, "Pursue; for you shall surely overtake them, and shall without fail recover all."

2 Samuel 8:3 David struck also Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his dominion at the River.

2 Kings 1:2 Ahaziah fell down through the lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick. So he sent messengers, and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will recover of this sickness."

2 Kings 5:3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

2 Kings 5:6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy.

2 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.

2 Kings 5:11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

2 Kings 8:8 The king said to Hazael, "Take a present in your hand, and go, meet the man of God, and inquire of Yahweh by him, saying,'Will I recover from this sickness?'"

2 Kings 8:9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, "Your son Benhadad king of Syria has sent me to you, saying,'Will I recover from this sickness?'"

2 Kings 8:10 Elisha said to him, "Go, tell him,'You shall surely recover;' however Yahweh has shown me that he shall surely die."

2 Kings 8:14 Then he departed from Elisha, and came to his master, who said to him, "What did Elisha say to you?" He answered, "He told me that you would surely recover."

2 Kings 8:29 King Joram returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
(See NIV)

2 Kings 9:15 but king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.) Jehu said, "If this is your thinking, then let no one escape and go out of the city, to go to tell it in Jezreel."
(See NIV)

2 Kings 20:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick to death. Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, "Thus says Yahweh,'Set your house in order; for you shall die, and not live.'"

2 Kings 20:7 Isaiah said, "Take a cake of figs." They took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

2 Chronicles 13:20 Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and Yahweh struck him, and he died.

2 Chronicles 14:13 Asa and the people who were with him pursued them to Gerar: and there fell of the Ethiopians so many that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before Yahweh, and before his army; and they carried away very much booty.

2 Chronicles 22:6 He returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which they had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. Azariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
(See NIV)

Psalms 39:13 Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go away, and exist no more."

Isaiah 11:11 It will happen in that day that the Lord will set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

Isaiah 38:1 In those days Hezekiah was ill and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, came to him, and said to him, The Lord says, Put your house in order; for your death is near.

Isaiah 38:16 O LORD, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.

Isaiah 38:21 Now Isaiah had said, "Let them take a cake of figs, and lay it for a poultice on the boil, and he shall recover."

Ezekiel 7:13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they be yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude of it, none shall return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.
(See NIV)

Hosea 2:9 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.



Related Terms

Revive (31 Occurrences)

Hadadezer (18 Occurrences)

Hazael (23 Occurrences)

Reclaim (1 Occurrence)

Recollect (3 Occurrences)

Regain (12 Occurrences)

Baalzebub (4 Occurrences)

Consult (27 Occurrences)

Enquire (42 Occurrences)

Sickness (40 Occurrences)

Recovered (25 Occurrences)

Sama'ria (102 Occurrences)

Haz'ael (21 Occurrences)

Restore (122 Occurrences)

Eli'sha (52 Occurrences)

Inquire (95 Occurrences)

Pursue (104 Occurrences)

Elisha (70 Occurrences)

Benhadad (24 Occurrences)

Venomous (4 Occurrences)

Zebub (4 Occurrences)

Zobah (15 Occurrences)

Occupied (32 Occurrences)

Overthrown (44 Occurrences)

Joram (26 Occurrences)

Lattice (6 Occurrences)

Loads (12 Occurrences)

Lump (7 Occurrences)

Wares (23 Occurrences)

Islands (32 Occurrences)

Illness (15 Occurrences)

Isles (32 Occurrences)

Injury (21 Occurrences)

Injured (28 Occurrences)

Finest (23 Occurrences)

Fallen (233 Occurrences)

Troop (28 Occurrences)

Retake (2 Occurrences)

Right (4703 Occurrences)

Recognize (52 Occurrences)

Ramothgilead (19 Occurrences)

Ramoth-gilead (20 Occurrences)

Redeem (56 Occurrences)

Recourse (1 Occurrence)

Remedy (6 Occurrences)

Raiding (11 Occurrences)

Replenish (3 Occurrences)

Regained (6 Occurrences)

Rally (3 Occurrences)

Rendeth (23 Occurrences)

Rehob (12 Occurrences)

Entreaties (6 Occurrences)

Entrapped (2 Occurrences)

Ethiopians (11 Occurrences)

Devil's (5 Occurrences)

Deliver (397 Occurrences)

Deadly (31 Occurrences)

Debt (48 Occurrences)

Presenting (16 Occurrences)


Plead (64 Occurrences)

Pathros (6 Occurrences)

Plaister (4 Occurrences)

Poultice (2 Occurrences)

Possibly (13 Occurrences)

Baal-zebub (4 Occurrences)

Ba'al-ze'bub (4 Occurrences)

Banks (11 Occurrences)

Breathe (17 Occurrences)

Cushites (10 Occurrences)

Chapel (1 Occurrence)

Captive (123 Occurrences)

Camel-loads (1 Occurrence)

Captured (143 Occurrences)

Afresh (5 Occurrences)

Aro'er (15 Occurrences)

Aristobulus (1 Occurrence)

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