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Fret
Fretting
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fret
Fret The term comes from the Old English fretan, “devour.” The RSV uses it only in the sense of “being vexed or agitated” for the hithpael of Heb ḥārâ in Ps. 37:1, 7f.; Prov. 24:19. “Fretful” (kaʿas) occurs in the sense of “irritable” in Prov. 21:19. The AV uses “fretting” in the sense of “eating
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Fret
Fretfret, an act of causing unease, used in the Bible as a reflexive imperative verb: ‘fret not yourself’ (Ps. 37:1, 7, 8; Prov. 24:19).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FRET, FRETTING
FRET, FRETTING([חָרָה‎, charah], [מָאַר‎, ma’ar]): To “fret” is from for (prefix) and etan, “to eat,” “to consume.” The word is both transitive and intransitive in King James Version:1. transitive as translation of charah, “to burn,” Hithpael, “to fret one’s self,” “to be angry” (Ps 37:1,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Fret
fret. This English verb, in its common intransitive meaning “to be vexed, troubled,” appears rarely in modern versions (the NIV and NRSV, e.g., use it to render the hithpael of ḥārâ H3013, which occurs only in Ps. 37:1, 7–8; Prov. 24:19). The word, however, had a broader meaning in the time of the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Fret, Fretting
FRET, FRETTING (חָרָה‎, ḥārāh, מָאַר‎, mā’ar): To “fret” is from for (prefix) and etan, “to eat,” “to consume.” The word is both trans and intrans in AV: (1) trans as tr of ̣̣̣ḥārāh, “to burn,” Hithpael, “to fret one’s self,” “to be angry” (Ps 37:1, “Fret not thyself because of evil-doers”; vs 7,