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Lips
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lip
Lip[Heb śāp̱â, śepāṯayim]; NEB also MOUTH, WORDS, SPEECH, TONGUE, TALK, “(cattle from our) pens” (Hos. 14:2 [MT 3]; see comms), etc.; [śāp̱ām] (Ezk. 24:17, 22; Mic. 3:7); NEB UPPER LIP, MOUTHS; [ḥēḵ] (Hos 8:1); AV MOUTH; [peh] (Ps. 50:16; Prov. 6:2; Jer. 7:28; Ezk. 29:21; 33:31); AV MOUTH;
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lip
LIP. Both the Heb. word śāp̱â, and (less frequently) the Gk. word cheilos, mean not only the human lip but also the brink or shore of the sea, or the bank of a river (Gn. 22:17; 41:3; Heb. 11:12) and, in the case of the Heb. word, edge of a garment (Ex. 28:26), though the primary application is to
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Lip
LIP (Heb. śāpâ, with the idea of “termination”). In addition to its literal meaning the word is often used in the original for an edge or border, as of a cup, a garment, the sea, and so on. It is often put as the organ of speech, thus to “open His lips” is to begin to speak (Job 11:5; 32:20); to “restrain
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Lip
Lipbesides its literal sense (Isa. 37:29, etc.), is used in the original (saphah) metaphorically for an edge or border, as of a cup (1 Kings 7:26), a garment (Ex. 28:32), a curtain (26:4), the sea (Gen. 22:17), the Jordan (2 Kings 2:13). To “open the lips” is to begin to speak (Job 11:5); to “refrain
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lips
LIPS — the fleshy, muscular folds that surround the mouth. Beautiful red lips were desirable for women in Bible times (Song 4:3). Lips covered by the hands symbolized mourning or trouble (Lev. 13:45). When Moses spoke of having “uncircumcised lips” (Ex. 6:12), he meant he lacked fluency as a speaker
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Lips
LipsSuch a small but active part of human anatomy claims much mention and many pictures throughout Scripture, most of them relating to the quality of the heart that produces the words lips speak.The Bible often pictures a person’s lips as constituting a separate, rational, moral agent. Hebrew literature
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LIP
LIPשָׂפָה‎ [saphah], שֶׂפֶת‎ [sepheth], “lip,” “language,” “speech,” “talk” (also “rim,” “border,” “shore,” “bank,” etc.), שָׂפָם‎ [sapham], “(upper) lip,” “moustache,” “beard”; [χει̂λος, cheilos], “lip” (also once, “shore” in the quotation Heb 11:12 = Gen 22:17)):1. Lips
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Lips
Lips. Besides its literal sense, the word has in Scripture an extensive tropical use. Unclean lips (Isa. 6:5) are those which are polluted by sinful words; lying lips (Prov. 10:18) are those which utter falsehood; burning lips (Prov. 26:23) are those through which the expressions of malice, envy and
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Lip
LIP.—This word, in the plural, is found in the Gospels only in Mt 15:8 || Mk 7:6, where it stands for χείλεσιν in a free quotation from the LXX. It is rendered by AV, ‘This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me’ (cf. Is 29:13). St. Matthew, who quotes oftenest from the
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lips
LIPS Fleshy, muscular folds surrounding the mouth. In the OT lips frequently take the character of the whole person. There are flattering and lying lips (Pss. 12:2; 31:18); joyful lips (Ps. 63:5); righteous lips (Prov. 16:13); fearful lips (Hab. 3:16). Uncircumcised lips (Exod. 6:12 KJV) most likely
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Lip
lip. The fold of flesh that surrounds the opening of the mouth. The diverse usage of the Hebrew and Greek terms for “lip” illustrates the manner in which a primary organ of the body was employed to describe a number of widely variant phenomena. The Hebrew word śāpâ H8557 (cf. Akkadian šaptu) meant
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Lip
LIP (שָפָה‎, sāphāh, שֶׂפֶת‎, sepheth, “lip,” “language,” “speech,” “talk” [also “rim,” “border,” “shore,” “bank,” etc], שָׂפָם‎, sāphām, “[upper] lip,” “moustache,” “beard”; χεῖλος, cheílos, “lip” [also once, “shore” in the quotation He 11:12 = Gen 22:17]): (1) Lips stand in oriental idiom for speech
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