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Diminish
Abate • Minish
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Diminish
Diminish [Heb. gāra‘] (Ex. 21:10; Ezk. 16:27); NEB DEPRIVE, CUT DOWN; [mā‘aṭ] (Lev. 25:16; Ps. 107:39); AV also MINISH; NEB “the lower,” “lose their strength”; [dālal] (Isa. 19:6); AV “be emptied”; NEB “be parched.” The term gāra‘ is used twice for “withdrawing” a part of the portion of food (Ex.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DIMINISH
DIMINISH<di-min’-ish>: the Revised Version (British and American) has retained nearly all passages of the King James Version where “to diminish” is used. Some of these uses have become obsolete: Deuteronomy 4:2, “neither shall ye diminish from it.” “Diminish” generally means “to reduce,” “to
ABATE
ABATE<a-bat’>: Used six times in Old Testament for five different Hebrew words, signifying “to diminish,” “reduce,” “assuage”; of the Flood (Genesis 8:8); of strength (Deuteronomy 34:7); of pecuniary value (Leviticus 27:18); of wrath (Judges 8:3); of fire (Numbers 11:2).
MINISH
MINISH<min’-ash> (the King James Version and the English Revised Version Ex 15:19; Ps 107:39; the English Revised Version Isa 19:6; Hos 8:10): The verb “mannish,” “make small,” is now obsolete, being replaced by its derivative “diminish” (compare the American Standard Revised Version in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Diminish
DIMINISH, di-minʹish: RV has retained nearly all passages of AV where “to diminish” is used. Some of these uses have become obsolete: Dt 4:2, “neither shall ye diminish from it.” “Diminish” generally means “to reduce,” “to lessen.” In this sense it is employed in Ezk 5:11 from the Heb גָּרַע‎, gāra‛,
Abate
ABATE, a-bātʹ: Used six times in OT for five different Heb words, signifying “to diminish,” “reduce,” “assuage”; of the Flood (Gen 8:8); of strength (Dt 34:7); of pecuniary value (Lev 27:18); of wrath (Jgs 8:3); of fire (Nu 11:2).
Minish
MINISH, minʹish (AV and ERV Ex 5:19; Ps 107:39; ERV Isa 19:6; Hos 8:10): The vb. “minish,” “make small,” is now obsolete, being replaced by its derivative “diminish” (cf ARV in all vs above).