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Distress
Beset • Bestead • Distraught • Distressed • Duress • Misery
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Distress; Distressed
Distress; Distressed [Heb. ṣar, ṣār, ṣārâ, qal and hiphil of ṣārar, mēṣar (Ps. 118:5; Lam. 1:3), hiphil of ṣûq—‘oppress’ (Dt. 28:53ff), māṣoq (Isa. 22:2; Jer. 19:9), meṣûqâ (Ps. 25:17; 107:6; Zeph. 1:15), mar (1 S. 1:10; Prov. 31:6), mārar (2 K. 4:27), keēḇ—‘pain, anguish’ (Ps.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bestead
Besteadthe rendering in Isa. 8:21, where alone it occurs, of a Hebrew word meaning to oppress, or be in circumstances of hardship.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BESET
BESET<be-set’> ([εὐπερίστατος, euperistatos]): The most common sense of this word is “to surround.” This is the thought in Psalm 139:5, and teaches the omnipresence of God. Often wicked men find that the things which they have done so envelope them that they cannot escape ruin (Hosea 7:2). The
BESTEAD
BESTEAD<be-sted’> (נִקְשֶׁה‎ [niqsheh], “caught in a snare,” “entrapped”; as Judah hard pressed in their own land by the Assyrians (Isaiah 8:21 the King James Version)): Found only here. Old English word steden meaning “place,” hence, “set,” “beset”; usually with “ill,” “sorely bested.”
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Bestead
Be-steadʹ, an obsolete word meaning situated. It occurs in Isa. 8:21, where it has the sense of roughly situated, placed in difficulty.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Beset
BESET, bē̇-setʹ (εὐπερίστατος, euperístatos): The most common sense of this word is “to surround.” This is the thought in Ps 139:5, and teaches the omnipresence of God. Often wicked men find that the things which they have done so envelope them that they cannot escape ruin (Hos 7:2). The reference
Bestead
BESTEAD, bē-stedʹ (נִקְשֶׁה‎, niḳsheh, “caught in a snare,” “entrapped”; as Judah hard pressed in their own land by the Assyrians [Isa 8:21 AV]): Found only here. OE word steden meaning “place,” hence “set,” “beset”; usually with “ill,” “sorely bested.” In RV rendered “sore distressed.”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DISTRESS
DISTRESS [צָרַרtsarar, θλῖψις thlipsis]. This is a feature of eschatological expectation in ancient Judaism and the NT. Before the messianic age would come about, a period of distress, of cosmic proportions, would have to be endured (Dan 12:1; Jub. 23:11; Mark 13:7–9, whereas in Rom 8:22 it is likened
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