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Found only in the plural in both Old Testament and New Testament; fetters of iron (Psalm 105:18; Psalm 149:8; so probably Mark 5:4 Luke 8:29) or brass (Judges 16:21 2 Kings 25:7) were frequently used for securing prisoners.


Figurative: of trouble (Job 36:8).

3976. pede -- a fetter, shackle
... a fetter, shackle. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: pede Phonetic
Spelling: (ped'-ay) Short Definition: a shackle Definition: a shackle, fetter ...
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1195. desmeuo -- to bind together, to fetter
... to bind together, to fetter. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: desmeuo Phonetic
Spelling: (des-myoo'-o) Short Definition: I bind, put in chains Definition ...
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254. halusis -- a chain
... bonds, chain. Of uncertain derivation; a fetter or manacle -- bonds, chain. (alusei) --
2 Occurrences. (aluseis) -- 2 Occurrences. (alusesi) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3525. kebel -- a fetter
... 3524, 3525. kebel. 3526 . a fetter. Transliteration: kebel Phonetic Spelling:
(keh'-bel) Short Definition: fetters. Word ... fetter. From ...
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2784. chartsubbah -- bond, fetter, pang
... 2783, 2784. chartsubbah. 2785 . bond, fetter, pang. Transliteration: chartsubbah
Phonetic Spelling: (khar-tsoob-baw') Short Definition: bonds. ...
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2397. chach -- hook, ring, fetter
... 2396, 2397. chach. 2398 . hook, ring, fetter. Transliteration: chach Phonetic
Spelling: (khawkh) Short Definition: hooks. Word Origin ...
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2336. choach -- briar, bramble, hook, ring, fetter
... 2335, 2336. choach. 2337 . briar, bramble, hook, ring, fetter. Transliteration:
choach Phonetic Spelling: (kho'-akh) Short Definition: bush. ...
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2203b. zeq -- a fetter
... zeq. 2204 . a fetter. Transliteration: zeq Short Definition: chains. Word Origin
from an unused word Definition a fetter NASB Word Usage chains (2), fetters ( ...
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5178. nechosheth -- copper, bronze
... bronze (1). brasen, brass, chain, copper, fetter of brass, filthiness, steel.
For nchuwshah; copper, hence, something made of that ...
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2131. ziqah -- a missile, spark
... Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition a missile, spark NASB Word Usage
brands (1), firebrands (2). chain, fetter, firebrand, spark. (Isa. ...
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5914. ekes -- an anklet, bangle
... stocks, tinkling ornament. From akac; a fetter; hence, an anklet -- stocks, tinkling
ornament. see HEBREW akac. 5913, 5914. ekes. 5915 . Strong's Numbers.
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3729. kephath -- to bind
... root Definition to bind NASB Word Usage bound (1), tie (1), tied (2). bind. (Aramaic)
a root of uncertain correspondence; to fetter -- bind. 3728, 3729. ...
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Read the Book on the Resurrection by St. Methodius
... Methodius, Bishop and Martyr, of which that which follows is a selection, that the
body is not the fetter of the soul, as Origen thought, nor are souls called ...
/.../methodius/from the discourse on the resurrection/part iii read the book.htm

... inquiring into the possibility of more friendly relations on the part of this Church
with the Anglican Church" (Moravian Publication Office, 32, Fetter Lane, EC ...
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Yorkshire and the Settlement System.
... At Herrnhut the leader was the Lutheran, Christian David; at Fetter Lane, James
Hutton, the Anglican clergyman's son; and in Yorkshire, the clergyman, Benjamin ...
/.../hutton/history of the moravian church/chapter x yorkshire and the.htm

Wesley Begins Field-Preaching
... March 15."During my stay [in London] I was fully employed, between our own society
in Fetter Lane and many others where I was continually desired to expound ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/wesley begins field-preaching.htm

Table of Contents
... [5]05. Christ the Best Husband: Or an Earnest Invitation to Young Women to Come
and See Christ Preached to a Society of Young Women, in Fetter-Lane. [6]06. ...
/.../whitefield/selected sermons of george whitefield/table of contents.htm

Some Errors.
... No matter how sharp the thorn, nor how galling the fetter, sanctification turns
the thorn into oil, and the fetter into a chain of plaited flowers. CLANS. ...
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Moravians and Methodists, 1735-1742.
... Hutton's house became too small; and Hutton therefore hired first a large room,
and then a Baptist Hall, known as the Great Meeting House, in Fetter Lane.112. ...
/.../hutton/history of the moravian church/chapter ix moravians and methodists.htm

The Cords of Sin
... The tragedy of human life is that we weave for ourselves manacles that fetter us
from following and securing the one good for which we are made. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/the cords of sin.htm

Christ Precious to Believers
... I had but just escaped from the bondage of Egypt, I had not forgotten the broken
fetter; still did I recollect those flames which seemed to burn about my path ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/christ precious to believers.htm

Christian Morals. Part I.
... REST not in an ovation [30] but a triumph over thy passions. Let anger walk hanging
down the head; let malice go manicled, and envy fetter'd after thee. ...
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A chain or shackle for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the foot, either made fast or disabled from free and rapid motion; a bond; a shackle.

2. (n.) Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint.

3. (p. pr. & vb. n.) To put fetters upon; to shackle or confine the feet of with a chain; to bind.

4. (p. pr. & vb. n.) To restrain from motion; to impose restraints on; to confine; to enchain; as, fettered by obligations.

Fetter (4 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FETTER. ...Fetter (4 Occurrences). Job 12:18 He weakeneth
the government of kings, and bindeth their loins with a fetter; (DBY). ...
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Band (150 Occurrences)
... strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by
which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter. ...
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Hamper (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (vt) To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to ensnare; to inveigle; hence,
to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber. ...
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Weakeneth (4 Occurrences)
... mouth of the sword. (YLT). Job 12:18 He weakeneth the government of kings,
and bindeth their loins with a fetter; (DBY). Job 12:21 He ...
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Iron (104 Occurrences)
... 13. (vt) To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff. 14. (vt) To furnish or arm
with iron; as, to iron a wagon. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. IRON (1). ...
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Fettered (3 Occurrences)

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Fetid (1 Occurrence)

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Pinion (4 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A feather; a quill. 3. (n.) A wing, literal or figurative. 4. (n.) The joint
of bird's wing most remote from the body. 5. (n.) A fetter for the arm. ...
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Bind (68 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter;
to make fast; as, to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner. ...
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Bolt (5 Occurrences)
... by the action of the key. 5. (n.) An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner;
a shackle; a fetter. 6. (n.) A compact package or roll ...
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Bible Concordance
Fetter (4 Occurrences)

Job 12:18 He weakeneth the government of kings, and bindeth their loins with a fetter;

Proverbs 7:22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox that goeth to the slaughter, or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool;

Lamentations 3:7 He hath hedged me about, and I go not out, He hath made heavy my fetter.

Hosea 5:2 And to slaughter sinners have gone deep, And I 'am' a fetter to them all.



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