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King James Bible Dictionary

 

Hebrew - English Dictionary

H5437 - Compass

Strong's No.:H5437

Hebrew:סָבַב

Transliteration:çâbab

Phonetic:saw-bab'

Word Origin:A primitive root

Bible Usage:{bring} {cast} {fetch} {lead} {make} {walk} X-(idiom) {whirl} X-(idiom) round {about} be about on every {side} {apply} {avoid} beset ({about}) {besiege} bring {again} carry ({about}) {change} cause to come {about} X-(idiom) {circuit} (fetch a) compass ({about} {round}) {drive} {environ} X-(idiom) on every {side} beset ({close} {come} {compass} {go} stand) round {about} {remove} {return} {set} sit {down} turn (self) ({about} {aside} {away} back).

Part of Speech:Verb

Strongs
Definition:

to {revolve} surround or border; used in various {applications} literally and figuratively


Brown Driver
Biggs Definition:

1. to turn, turn about or around or aside or back or towards, go about or around, surround, encircle, change direction

a. (Qal)

1. to turn, turn about, be brought round, change

2. to march or walk around, go partly around, circle about, skirt, make a round, make a circuit, go about to, surround, encompass

b. (Niphal)

1. to turn oneself, close round, turn round

2. to be turned over to

c. (Piel) to turn about, change, transform

d. (Poel)

1. to encompass, surround

2. to come about, assemble round

3. to march, go about

4. to enclose, envelop

e. (Hiphil)

1. to turn, cause to turn, turn back, reverse, bring over, turn into, bring round

2. to cause to go around, surround, encompass

f. (Hophal)

1. to be turned

2. to be surrounded


Bible References:
Compass

Translation
Occurrences:
about ( 57 )
again ( 1 )
applied ( 1 )
aside ( 2 )
avoided ( 1 )
away ( 4 )
back ( 1 )
besieged ( 1 )
carried ( 1 )
caused ( 1 )
changed ( 2 )
circuit ( 1 )
compass ( 14 )
compassed ( 17 )
compasseth ( 3 )
compassing ( 1 )
continually ( 1 )
down ( 1 )
driven ( 2 )
occasioned ( 1 )
remove ( 2 )
removed ( 1 )
returned ( 2 )
round ( 1 )
side ( 2 )
turn ( 10 )
turned ( 24 )
turneth ( 1 )

 

Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.