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Deference
Defer
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Deference
Deference [Heb. marpē’] (Eccl. 10:4); AV YIELDING; NEB SUBMISSION. The word is derived from rāp̱â, “droop,” “be passive”; the meaning is “remaining passive,” perhaps more with the idea of composure than of compromise (cf. Prov. 14:30; 15:4).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DEFER
DEFER<de-fur’> ([אָחַר‎, ’achar] (in Hiphil), [אָרַךְ‎, ’arakh] (in Hiphil), [מָשַׁךְ‎, mashakh] (in Niphal), “to postpone,” more or less definitely; “delay”): In Old Testament passages such as Isaiah 48:9; Ezekiel 12:25, 28; Daniel 9:19, the idea of indefinite postponement agrees with the
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Defer
DEFER, dē̇-fûrʹ (אָחַר‎, ’āḥar [in Hiphil], אָרַךְ‎, ’ārakh [in Hiphil], מָשַׁךְ‎, māshakh [in Niphal], “to postpone,” more or less definitely; “delay”): In OT passages such as Isa 48:9; Ezk 12:25, 28; Dnl 9:19, the idea of indefinite postponement agrees with the Heb and with the context. In the only