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The translation of `am, `am "a people or nation" (Genesis 33:15, "some of the folk that are with me"; Proverbs 30:26, "The conies are but a feeble folk"); of le'om, with the same meaning (Jeremiah 51:58, "the folk in the fire," the Revised Version (British and American) "the nations for the fire"); "sick folk" is the translation of arrhostos, "not strong" (Mark 6:5); of ton asthenounton, participle of astheneo, "to be without strength," "weak," "sick" (John 5:3, the Revised Version (British and American) "them that were sick"); "sick folks," of astheneis plural of asthenes, "without strength," the Revised Version (British and American) "sick folk" (Acts 5:16).

W. L. Walker

770. astheneo -- to be weak, feeble
... be diseased, impotent, sick, weak. From asthenes; to be feeble (in any sense) --
be diseased, impotent folk (man), (be) sick, (be, be made) weak. ...
// - 8k

732. arrostos -- not strong, ie feeble, sickly
... feeble, sickly. From a (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of rhonnumi;
infirm -- sick (folk, -ly). see GREEK a. see GREEK rhonnumi. ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
5971. am -- people
... 5970, 5971. am. 5971a . people. Transliteration: am Phonetic Spelling:
(am) Short Definition: folk. folk, men, nation, people From ...
/hebrew/5971.htm - 5k

Again in John v. 2, Etc. , on the Five Porches, Where Lay a Great ...
... Sermon LXXV. Again in John v. 2, etc., on the five porches, where lay a great multitude
of impotent folk, and of the pool of Siloa. [CXXV. Ben.] ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lxxv again in john.htm

John Chapter iv. 18-Jan
... He entered a place where lay a great multitude of sick folk"of blind, lame, withered;
and being the physician both of souls and bodies, and having come to ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xvii john chapter iv.htm

Grundtvig's Later Years
... The lonely Defender of the Bible became a respected sage and the acknowledged leader
of a fast growing religious and folk movement, both in Denmark and the ...
/.../hymns and hymnwriters of denmark/chapter sixteen grundtvigs later years.htm

Jehovah --Jesus.
... And with the deep glow of his heart gleaming up out of his eyes, he picks
up a freshly-sharpened quill to tell folk about Jesus. ...
// talks about jesus/jehovahjesus.htm

Christ's Sheep
... the people in Jerusalem, and in the great towns, something: but they seem, from
all the gospels, to have cared little or nothing for the poor folk out in the ...
/.../kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon v christs sheep.htm

Science and the Savages
... A permanent disadvantage of the study of folk-lore and kindred subjects is that
the man of science can hardly be in the nature of things very frequently a man ...
// science and the savages.htm

The Races --A Letter
... Not that I have set foot on one for thirty years; but at railway stations, and
elsewhere, one cannot help seeing what manner of folk, beside mere holiday folk ...
// last/chapter xv the racesa letter.htm

... Something. I will make bricks; folk cannot do without them, so I shall at least
do Something.". ... importance. "He had plenty of brains," folk said. ...
/.../ stories and religious classics/something.htm

The Story of St. Ursula
... each his child. So the will of Ursula was done; and that King, and all his
folk, were baptized into the Holy Faith. And AEther, with ...
// ursula/i the story of st.htm

Of the Men who Practise a False Vacancy
... Behold, such folk, by means of a onefold simplification and a natural tendency,
are turned in upon the bareness of their own being; and therefore they think ...
/.../john/the adornment of the spritual marriage/chapter iv of the men.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n. collect. & pl.) Alt. of Folks.
Folk (9 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n. collect. & pl.) Alt. of Folks. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. FOLK. fok: The translation of `am, `am ...
/f/folk.htm - 10k

Proverb (24 Occurrences)
... prov'-erb (mashal, chidhah; parabole (Luke 4:23), paroimia (John 16:25, 29)): I.
FOLK MEANING AND USE 1. The Primitive Sense 2. The Communal Origin 3. Animus ...
/p/proverb.htm - 29k

Impotent (5 Occurrences)
... The impotent folk referred to in the Epistle of Jeremy (Baruch 6:28) were those
weak and feeble from age and want; compare "impotent and snail-paced beggary ...
/i/impotent.htm - 9k

... in knowledge was needed to put an end to this mode of thought, but the form of
story-telling developed by it persisted and is found in the folk-tales of all ...
/f/fable.htm - 12k

Foliage (14 Occurrences)

/f/foliage.htm - 11k

Needeth (7 Occurrences)
... (KJV ASV WBS). Genesis 33:15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some
of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? ...
/n/needeth.htm - 8k

... Surrounded by enemies among his own folk, who even attempted to assassinate him,
he encountered several dangerous experiences, and, at length, flying from the ...
/j/josephus.htm - 13k

Withered (46 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV). John 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent
folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. ...
/w/withered.htm - 22k

... Surrounded by enemies among his own folk, who even attempted to assassinate him,
he encountered several dangerous experiences, and, at length, flying from the ...
/f/flavius.htm - 13k

Folks (1 Occurrence)

/f/folks.htm - 7k

Bible Concordance
Folk (9 Occurrences)

Mark 6:5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

John 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

Acts 5:16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
(Root in KJV ASV)

Genesis 33:15 Esau said, "Let me now leave with you some of the folk who are with me." He said, "Why? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord."

Psalms 74:14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces; Thou gavest him to be food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
(See JPS)

Proverbs 30:26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks.

Jeremiah 6:11 For this reason I am full of the wrath of the Lord, I am tired of keeping it in: may it be let loose on the children in the street, and on the band of the young men together: for even the husband with his wife will be taken, the old man with him who is full of days.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 25:20 and all the mixed people, and all the kings of the land of the Uz, and all the kings of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Gaza, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod;
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 51:58 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.



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