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ve'-he-ment, ve'-he-ment-li (charishi; epipothesis): "Vehement" (from Latin vehere, "to carry," or ve, "out of," and mens, "mind"), carried away by the mind or force of passion, occurs twice in the Old Testament (Songs 8:6, the King James Version "a most vehement flame" (jealousy)) as the translation of shalhebheth-yah, "the flame of Yah," which perhaps means lightning (the Revised Version (British and American) "a very flame of Yahweh," margin "a most vehement flame, Hebrew: Yah"); and as the translation of the King James Version charishi, "silent," "still," hence "sultry" (Jonah 4:8, the King James Version "a vehement east wind," the Revised Version (British and American) "sultry"). In the New Testament, "vehement desire" is (the King James Version) the translation of epipothesis, "earnest desire" (2 Corinthians 7:11, the Revised Version (British and American) "longing").

"Vehemently" is the translation of deinos, "greatly" (Luke 11:53); of ek perissou or ekperissos, "beyond measure" (Mark 14:31, "He spake exceeding vehemently"); of eutonos, "intensely" (Luke 23:10); and in the King James Version of prosrhegnumi, "to break" or "dash upon" (Luke 6:48, 49, the Revised Version (British and American) "break").

W. L. Walker

4053. perissos -- abundant
... as noun) preeminence -- exceeding abundantly above, more abundantly, advantage,
exceedingly, very highly, beyond measure, more, superfluous, vehement(-ly). ...
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4970. sphodra -- very much
... a !". [4970 ("exceedingly") is "properly the of ('vehement, violent') and
means ', ,' and is placed after adjectives" (J. Thayer).]. ...
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2478. ischuros -- strong, mighty
... is-khoo-ros') Short Definition: strong, mighty, powerful Definition: strong (originally
and generally of physical strength); mighty, powerful, vehement, sure. ...
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1972. epipothesis -- longing
... earnest desire. From epipotheo; a longing for -- earnest (vehement) desire. see
GREEK epipotheo. (epipothesin) -- 2 Occurrences. 1971, 1972. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2759. charishi -- perhaps sultry
... vehement. From charash in the sense of silence; quiet, ie Sultry (as feminine noun,
the sirocco or hot east wind) -- vehement. see HEBREW charash. 2758, 2759 ...
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5794. az -- strong, mighty, fierce
... fierce, greedy, mighty, power, roughly, strong. From azaz; strong, vehement, harsh --
fierce, + greedy, mighty, power, roughly, strong. see HEBREW azaz. ...
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4834. marats -- to be sick
... A primitive root; properly, to press, ie (figuratively) to be pungent or vehement;
to irritate -- embolden, be forcible, grievous, sore. 4833, 4834. ...
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3050. Yah -- the name of the God of Israel
... Jah, the Lord. Contraction for Yhovah, and meaning the same; Jah, the sacred name --
Jah, the Lord, most vehement. Compare names in "-iah," "- jah.". ...
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Of Fervent Love and Vehement Desire of Receiving Christ
vehement desire of receiving Christ. The Voice of the Disciple ...
/.../kempis/imitation of christ/chapter xvii of fervent love.htm

If Frequent and Vehement Applause Follows a Speaker...
... Book 4 Chapter 53. If frequent and vehement applause follows a speaker�
53. If frequent and vehement applause follows a speaker ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 53 if frequent and.htm

Treats of How God Inspires the Soul with Such Vehement and ...
/.../teresa/the interior castle or the mansions/chapter xi treats of how.htm

Then Hades, Receiving Prince Satan, Said to Him, with Vehement ...
... Part II."Christ's Descent into Hell. Latin. First Version. Chapter 7 (23). Then
Hades, receiving Prince Satan, said to him, with vehement revilings� ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of nicodemus /chapter 7 23 then hades.htm

On the Other Hand, I Find in Myself a Vehement Impulse to Turn ...
... [Way-1-3] On the other hand, I find in myself a vehement impulse to turn
preacher amongst� On the other hand, I find in myself ...
/.../law/the way to divine knowledge/way-1-3 on the other hand.htm

Rapid Promotion of John to the Bishopric, and More Vehement ...
... Book VIII. Chapter III."Rapid Promotion of John to the Bishopric, and more
Vehement Grappling with its Affairs. He re-establishes ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter iii rapid promotion of john.htm

Whether Continence is Better than Temperance?
... is not crowned, except he strive lawfully," and the continent man, since he is subject
to vehement evil desires, strives more than the temperate man, in whom ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether continence is better than.htm

Now Suppose that While You were Writing This, as You Tell us You ...
... of Rome as you call it, you will then stir up against him as you complain that they
now do by your letters of admonition, your vehement attestations, and ...
/.../21 now suppose that while.htm

John xiii. 1
... 1976] That He washed some one other before him is clear from its saying, "But when
He came [1977] to Peter." Yet the Evangelist is not a vehement accuser, [1978 ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily lxx john xiii 1.htm

1 Cor. xi. 17
... because that was unusually harsh he interposes the discourse about wearing of long
hair, that he might not have to pass from one set of vehement reproofs to ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily xxvii 1 cor xi.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent; passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion.

2. (a.) Acting with great force; furious; violent; impetuous; forcible; mighty; as, vehement wind; a vehement torrent; a vehement fire or heat.

Vehement (10 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Very ardent; very eager or urgent; very
fervent; passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion. ...
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Vehemently (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In a vehement manner. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. VEHEMENT, VEHEMENTLY. ve'-he-ment, ve'-he ...
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Transport (18 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To carry away with vehement emotion, as joy, sorrow, complacency, anger,
etc.; to ravish with pleasure or ecstasy; as, music transports the soul. ...
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Vegetation (18 Occurrences)

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Violent (151 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited
by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement; impetuous; fierce ...
/v/violent.htm - 36k

Keen (3 Occurrences)
... 5. (superl.) Eager; vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite. 6. (vt) To sharpen; to
make cold. 7. (n.) A prolonged wail for a deceased person. Cf. Coranach. ...
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Numerous (88 Occurrences)
... Luke 11:53 After He had left the house, the Scribes and Pharisees commenced a vehement
attempt to entangle Him and make Him give off-hand answers on numerous ...
/n/numerous.htm - 33k

Off-hand (1 Occurrence)
... Luke 11:53 After He had left the house, the Scribes and Pharisees commenced a vehement
attempt to entangle Him and make Him give off-hand answers on numerous ...
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Outcry (56 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A vehement or loud cry; a cry of distress, alarm,
opposition, or detestation; clamor. 2. (n.) Sale at public auction. ...
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Bible Concordance
Vehement (10 Occurrences)

Matthew 14:30 but seeing the wind vehement, he was afraid, and having begun to sink, he cried out, saying, 'Sir, save me.'

Luke 11:53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:

2 Corinthians 7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

Job 6:3 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; therefore my words are vehement.

Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of contention is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off strife before it become vehement.

Proverbs 18:1 He that separateth himself seeketh his pleasure, he is vehement against all sound wisdom.

Proverbs 21:14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger; and a present in the bosom, vehement fury.

Song of Songs 8:6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Jeremiah 4:12 A wind more vehement than that shall come from me: now will I also pronounce judgments against them.

Jonah 4:8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.



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