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Rags
Clout • Clouted • Rag
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rags
Rags [Heb. qerāʾîm (Prov. 23:21), belôyē (belôʾê) hasseḥābôṯ (Jer. e8:12; “old rags,” v 11)]; AV also OLD CAST CLOUTS; NEB also TATTERED, OLD. Hebrew qerāʾîm is derived from qāraʿ (“tear”) and thus denotes torn pieces of clothing. Belôy (from bālâ, “be worn out”) represents something
Clout
Clout An archaic word in the AV for a patch or piece of cloth, leather, or the like—a rag, a shred, or fragment: old “cast clouts [Heb. hasseḥāḇôṯ] and old rotten rags” (Jer. 38:11f). As a verb it means to “bandage,” “patch,” or mend with a clout: “old shoes and clouted [ṭālā’, RSV “patched”]
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Clout
CLOUT. A patch of cloth, a rag, a portion of cloth applied to mend a tear. The Gibeonites in deceiving Joshua came with “old shoes and clouted” (Josh 9:5). Rags and torn bits of cloth were used to prevent the ropes from cutting Jeremiah’s flesh when he was being pulled up from the dungeon (Jer 38:11–12).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Clout
CLOUT — an obscure KJV word for a patch of cloth, leather, or other material hastily applied to mend a tear. Other translations are patched (Josh. 9:5) and rags (Jer. 38:11–12).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CLOUT
CLOUT<klout>: As substantive ([הַסְּחָבות‎, ha-sehabhoth]) a patch or piece of cloth, leather, or the like, a rag, a shred, or fragment. Old “cast clouts and old rotten rags” (Jeremiah 38:11, 12 the King James Version). As verb ([טָלָא‎, Tala’]) “to bandage,” “patch,” or mend with a clout. “Old
RAG
RAGPlural in Proverbs 23:21, “Drowsiness will clothe a man with rags” ([קְרָעִים‎, qera’im] “torn garment”; compare 1 Kings 11:30), and figuratively in Isaiah 64:6 the King James Version, “All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags,” in the sense of “tattered clothing” ([בֶּגֶד‎, beghedh],
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Clout
CLOUT KJV translation in Jer. 38:11–12 for Hebrew word meaning “tattered clothes, rags.”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Clout
CLOUT, klout: As subst. (הַסְּחָבות‎, ha-ṣeḥābhōth) a patch or piece of cloth, leather, or the like, a rag, a shred, or fragment. Old “cast clouts and old rotten rags” (Jer 38:11, 12 AV). As vb. (טָלָא‎, ṭālā’) “to bandage,” “patch,” or mend with a clout. “Old shoes and clouted [ARV “patched”] upon
Rag
RAG: Pl. in Prov 23:21, “Drowsiness will clothe a man with rags” (קְרָעִים‎, erā‛īm, “torn garment”; cf 1 K 11:30), and figuratively in Isa 64:6 AV, “All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags,” in the sense of “tattered clothing” (בֶּגֶד‎, beghedh, RV “garment”). In Jer 38:11, 12 ARV translates סְחָבָה‎,
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