The Bible

Bible Usage:

  • lest used 240 times.


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEST, conjunction That not; for fear that.

Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. Genesis 3:3.

The phrase may be thus explained. Ye shall not touch it; that separated or dismissed, ye die. That here refers to the preceding command or sentence; that being removed or not observed, the fact being not so, ye will die.

Sin no more, lest a worse thing come to thee. John 5:14.

Sin no more; that fact not taking place, a worse thing will happen to thee.