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Pare • Trim
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Direct; Direction
Direct; Direction [Heb. yārâ] (Dt. 17:10; 24:8); AV INFORM, TEACH; NEB INSTRUCTION, TELL; [hiphil of kûn—‘prepare,’ ‘make firm’] (1 S. 7:3; 1 Ch. 29:18; Prov. 16:9; Jer. 10:23); AV also PREPARE; NEB also TURN, DETERMINE, GUIDE; [ŝālaḥ—‘send’] (1 K. 5:9); AV, NEB, APPOINT; [yāsar] (1 Ch. 15:22);
Trim
Trim A term used by the AV in the archaic expression “trimmest thy way” (Jer. 2:33), translating Heb. têṭiḇî (hiphil of yāṭaḇ, “make good”) darkēḵ. The RSV appropriately renders the phrase “direct your course” (NEB “pick your way”).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TRIM
TRIMThe only non-modern use is in Jer 2:33, “How trimmest thou thy way to seek love!” used for יָטַב‎ [yatabh], “to make good,” here “to study out,” and the whole phrase means “to walk in an artificial manner,” “like a courtesan.”
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Pare
PARE To trim or shave off. The paring of nails served as a sign of mourning for lost parents (Deut. 21:12 KJV, REB, NRSV). An Israelite desiring to marry a female prisoner of war was required to allow her to cut her hair and pare her nails first. These actions perhaps symbolized purification on entering
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Trim
TRIM: The only non-modern use is in Jer 2:33, “How trimmest thou thy way to seek love!” used for יָטַב‎, yāṭabh, “to make good,” here “to study out,” and the whole phrase means “to walk in an artificial manner,” “like a courtesan.”