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sting (parash, "to cut into"; kentron, "a goad," "spur"): A sharp, pointed organ or instrument for inflicting wounds by puncture; sting of an adder, Proverbs 23:32; of scorpions, Revelation 9:10. In the free quotation of 1 Corinthians 15:55 from Hosea 13:14, death is personified as a deadly animal, like a scorpion or serpent, which inflicts destruction by means of sin as its kentron. It should also be remembered that in Acts 26:14 the same Greek word is used with reference to an instrument for exciting fear, rather than death. Both figures are pertinent; for death is powerless, except through sin, and, also, when sin is vanquished, the fear of death (Hebrews 2:15) is gone.

H. E. Jacobs

3817. paio -- to strike, spec. to sting
... to sting. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: paio Phonetic Spelling: (pah'-yo)
Short Definition: I strike, smite Definition: I strike, smite, sting. ...
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2759. kentron -- a sharp point
... a sharp point. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: kentron Phonetic Spelling:
(ken'-tron) Short Definition: a sting, goad Definition: a sting, goad ...
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4651. skorpios -- a scorpion
... scorpion. Probably from an obsolete skerpo (perhaps strengthened from the base of
skopos and meaning to pierce); a "scorpion" (from its sting) -- scorpion. ...
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2852. kolaphizo -- to strike with the fist
... 2852 (from "a blow from the fist") -- properly, to strike with the (literally
"knuckles"); to hit hard "with the knuckles, to make the blow sting and crush ...
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4615. sinapi -- mustard (a plant)
... mustard. Perhaps from sinomai (to hurt, ie Sting); mustard (the plant) -- mustard.
(sinapeos) -- 5 Occurrences. 4614, 4615. sinapi. 4616 . Strong's Numbers
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2660. katanusso -- to prick violently
... prick. From kata and nusso; to pierce thoroughly, ie (figuratively) to agitate
violently ("sting to the quick") -- prick. see GREEK kata. see GREEK nusso. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6567b. parash -- to pierce, sting
... parash. 6568 . to pierce, sting. Transliteration: parash Short Definition: stings. ...
root Definition to pierce, sting NASB Word Usage stings (1). 6567a, 6567b ...
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6567. parash -- to make distinct, declare
... to make distinct, declare. Transliteration: parash Phonetic Spelling: (paw-rash')
Short Definition: scatter. scatter, declare, distinctly, show, sting ...
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5391. nashak -- to bite
... bite, lend upon usury A primitive root; to strike with a sting (as a serpent);
figuratively, to oppress with interest on a loan -- bite, lend upon usury. ...
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7057. qimmos -- perhaps thistles
... nettle. Or qiymowsh {kee-moshe'}; from an unused root meaning to sting; a prickly
plant -- nettle. Compare qimmashown. see HEBREW qimmashown. 7056, 7057. ...
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3654. ken -- gnat, gnats, a gnat swarm
... lice, manner. From kanan in the sense of fastening; a gnat (from infixing its sting;
used only in plural (and irreg. In Exod. 8:17, Exod. 8:18; Heb. ...
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5621. sarab -- perhaps thorns
... Usage thistles (1). brier. From an unused root meaning to sting; a thistle --
brier. 5620, 5621. sarab. 5622 . Strong's Numbers.
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6986. qeteb -- destruction
... destruction. Word Origin from an unused word Definition destruction NASB Word
Usage destruction (3), sting (1). destroying, destruction. ...
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2312. chedeq -- a briar
... brier, thorn. From an unused root meaning to sting; a prickly plant -- brier,
thorn. 2311, 2312. chedeq. 2313 . Strong's Numbers.
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Scorpiace. Antidote for the Scorpion's Sting
Scorpiace. Antidote for the Scorpion's Sting. <. Scorpiace. Antidote
for the Scorpion's Sting Tertullian. Translated by Rev. ...
// antidote for the scorpions sting/

The Sting of Death, What?
... Book III. Chapter 20."The Sting of Death, What? But even in the passage
to the Corinthians, where he had been treating fully of ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 20 the sting of death.htm

SM Bowring. O Death, Where is Thy Sting?
... 349. SM Bowring. O Death, Where Is Thy Sting? 1 Where is thy sting, O death? Grave! ...
3 Then, death, where is thy sting? And where thy victory, grave? ...
/.../various/book of hymns for public and private devotion/349 s m bowring o.htm

Scorpiace. Antidote for the Scorpion's Sting
Scorpiace. Antidote for the Scorpion's Sting. <. ...
/.../tertullian/scorpiace antidote for the scorpions sting/title page.htm

... "The sting of death is sin." Sin in the general of it is the sting of hell, for
there would be no such thing as torment even there, were it not that sin is ...
// riches of bunyan/xxviii hell.htm

"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin: but the ...
... of righteousness.". "The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin
is the law," saith our apostle, 1 Corinthians 15:56. These ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon xxviii and if christ.htm

Vanity of the Creature Sanctified.
... Honey though the bee prepares,. An envenomed sting he wears; Piercing thorns a guard
compose. ... Where we think to find a sweet,. Oft a painful sting we meet: ...
// hymns/hymn 56 vanity of the.htm

The Fourth Word
... principle which St. Paul has laid down in a familiar, but little understood,
sentence: "the sting of death is sin.". The simplest ...
// crucis/v the fourth word.htm

What is the Meaning of "In whom all have Sinned"?
... follows. Because sin is the sting of death"that is, the sting by whose stroke
death occurs, not the sting with which death strikes. ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 7 what is the meaning.htm

On the Beginning of the World, and Its Causes.
... O death, thy sting has been swallowed up: the sting of death is sin, and the strength
of sin is the law." [2078] Some such meaning, then, as this, seems to be ...
/.../origen/origen de principiis/chapter iii on the beginning of.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting of a bee or wasp is a modified ovipositor. The caudal sting, or spine, of a sting ray is a modified dorsal fin ray. The term is sometimes applied to the fang of a serpent.

2. (n.) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secrets an acrid fluid, as in nettles. The points of these hairs usually break off in the wound, and the acrid fluid is pressed into it.

3. (v. t.) Anything that gives acute pain, bodily or mental; as, the stings of remorse; the stings of reproach.

4. (n.) The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging.

5. (n.) A goad; incitement.

6. (n.) The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.

7. (v. t.) To pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands.

8. (v. t.) To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse; to bite.

9. (v. t.) To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches.

Sting (5 Occurrences)
... vt) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison
gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a ...
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Prick (2 Occurrences)
... on; -- sometimes with on, or off. 15. (n.) To affect with sharp pain; to
sting, as with remorse. 16. (n.) To make sharp; to erect ...
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Scorpion (6 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order Scorpiones,
having a suctorial mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting. ...
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Stinging (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sting. 2. (a.) Piercing,
or capable of piercing, with a sting; inflicting acute ...
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Nettle (2 Occurrences)
... wild camomile; but probably it is correctly rendered "nettle," the Urtica pilulifera,
"a tall and vigorous plant, often 6 feet high, the sting of which is much ...
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Hornet (3 Occurrences)
... (n.) A large, strong wasp. The European species (Vespa crabro) is of a dark brown
and yellow color. It is very pugnacious, and its sting is very severe. ...
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Victory (71 Occurrences)
... NIV). 1 Corinthians 15:55 "Death, where is your sting? Hades, where is your
/v/victory.htm - 27k

Zebul (5 Occurrences)
... was the head of the community of Shechem, but as he was a subject of Abimelech,
who was the king or prince of Shechem, there could not be much sting in calling ...
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Lice (4 Occurrences)
... The sandflies are much smaller than mosquitoes, and are nearly noiseless, but
give a sharp sting which may leave an unpleasant irritation. ...
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Weapon (21 Occurrences)
... weapon. 3. (n.) A thorn, prickle, or sting with which many plants are furnished.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HAND WEAPON. hand ...
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Bible Concordance
Sting (5 Occurrences)

1 Corinthians 15:55 "Death, where is your sting? Hades, where is your victory?"

1 Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

Revelation 9:5 Their mission was not to kill, but to cause awful agony for five months; and this agony was like that which a scorpion inflicts when it stings a man.

Ezekiel 28:24 And there shall be no more a wounding sting for the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn, among all that were round about them, that despised them: and they shall know that I am the Lord Jehovah.

Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of Sheol. I will redeem them from death! Death, where are your plagues? Sheol, where is your destruction? "Compassion will be hidden from my eyes.
(See NAS)



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