Lame
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LAME

lam (piceach, nakheh; cholos):

(1) The condition of being unable or imperfectly able to walk, which unfitted any descendant of Aaron so afflicted for service in the priesthood (Leviticus 21:18), and rendered an animal unsuitable for sacrifice (Deuteronomy 15:21). The offering of animals so blemished was one of the sins with which Malachi charges the negligent Jews of his time (Malachi 1:8-13).

(2) Those who suffered from lameness, such as Mephibosheth, whose limbs were injured by a fall in childhood (2 Samuel 4:4; 2 Samuel 9:3). In the prophetic description of the completeness of the victory of the returning Israelites, it is predicted that the lame shall be made whole and shall leap like a hart (Jeremiah 3:18 Isaiah 35:6). The unfitness of the lame for warfare gives point to the promise that the lame shall take the prey (Isaiah 33:23). Job in his graphic description of his helpfulness to the weak before his calamity says, "And feet was I to the lame" (Job 29:15). The inequality of the legs of the lame is used in Proverbs 26:7 as a similitude of the ineptness with which a fool uses a parable.

In the enigmatical and probably corrupt passage describing David's capture of Jerusalem, the lame and blind are mentioned twice. In 2 Samuel 5:6 it was a taunt on the part of the Jebusites that even a garrison of cripples would suffice to keep out the Israelites. The allusion in 5:8 may be read, "Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites let him.... slay both the lame and blind, which hate David's soul" as it is in Septuagint. The Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) says, "David had offered a reward on that day to the man who should smite the Jebusite and reach the water pipes of the houses, and remove the blind and lame who hated David's soul." It is possible, however, that Budde's emendation is more correct and that it is a threat against the indiscriminate slaughter of the Jebusites: "Whoso slayeth a Jebusite shall bring his neck into peril; the lame and blind are not hated of David's soul." The proverbial saying quoted in 5:8 cannot be correct as rendered in the King James Version, for we read in Matthew 21:14 that the lame came to our Lord in the temple and were healed.

The healing of the lame by our Lord is recorded in Matthew 11:5; Matthew 15:30, 31; 21:14 Luke 7:22; Luke 14:13. For the apostolic miracles of healing the lame, see CRIPPLE. In Hebrews 12:13 the Christians are counseled to courage under chastisement, lest their despair should cause that which is lame to be "turned out of the way."

Alexander Macalister

Greek
5560. cholos -- lame, halt, maimed
... lame, halt, maimed. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: cholos Phonetic Spelling:
(kho-los') Short Definition: lame, deprived of a foot Definition: lame ...
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2948. kullos -- crippled
... crippled. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: kullos Phonetic Spelling:
(kool-los') Short Definition: crippled, lame Definition: crippled, lame ...
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434. anemeros -- not tame
... fierce, savage. From a (as a negative particle) and hemeros (lame); savage -- fierce.
see GREEK a. (anemeroi) -- 1 Occurrence. 433, 434. anemeros. 435 . ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6455. pisseach -- lame
... 6454, 6455. pisseach. 6456 . lame. Transliteration: pisseach Phonetic
Spelling: (pis-say'-akh) Short Definition: lame. Word Origin ...
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6452b. pasach -- to limp
... to limp. Transliteration: pasach Short Definition: lame. Word Origin a prim. root
Definition to limp NASB Word Usage became lame (1), hesitate (1), leaped (1). ...
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5223. nakeh -- smitten, stricken
... contrite, lame. Smitten, ie (literally) maimed, or (figuratively) dejected --
contrite, lame. 5222, 5223. nakeh. 5224 . Strong's Numbers.
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6452. pacach -- to pass or spring over
... pacach. 6452a . to pass or spring over. Transliteration: pacach Phonetic Spelling:
(paw-sakh') Short Definition: halt. halt, become lame, leap, pass over ...
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6760. tsala -- to limp
... to limp. Transliteration: tsala Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-lah') Short Definition:
lame. ... root Definition to limp NASB Word Usage lame (3), limping (1). halt. ...
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8006. Shillem -- a man of Naphtali
... 8005, 8006. Shillem. 8007 . a man of Naphtali. Transliteration: Shillem
Phonetic Spelling: (shil-lame') Short Definition: Shillem. ...
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3390. Yerushalem -- the capital city of all Isr.
... 3389, 3390. Yerushalem. 3391 . the capital city of all Isr. Transliteration:
Yerushalem Phonetic Spelling: (yer-oo-shaw-lame') Short Definition: Jerusalem. ...
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483. illem -- mute (unable to speak)
... 482, 483. illem. 484 . mute (unable to speak). Transliteration: illem
Phonetic Spelling: (il-lame') Short Definition: mute. Word ...
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8004. Shalem -- "peaceful," an early name of Jer.
... 8003, 8004. Shalem. 8005 . "peaceful," an early name of Jer. Transliteration:
Shalem Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-lame') Short Definition: Salem. ...
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8005. shillem -- recompense
... 8004, 8005. shillem. 8006 . recompense. Transliteration: shillem Phonetic
Spelling: (shil-lame') Short Definition: retribution. ...
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Library

A Common Mistake and Lame Excuse
... THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL A COMMON MISTAKE AND LAME EXCUSE. '... He prophesieth
of the times that are far off.'"Ezekiel 12:27. Human ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/a common mistake and lame.htm

'Then Shall the Lame Man Leap as an Hart'
... 'THEN SHALL THE LAME MAN LEAP AS AN HART'. 'Now Peter and John went up
together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/then shall the lame man.htm

Of the Cure of a Lame Man which the Same Saint Wrought.
... The Conferences of John Cassian. Chapter V. Of the cure of a lame man which
the same saint wrought. Or when the same man as he went ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter v of the cure.htm

The Lame Man Cured by Peter and John.
... LECTURES LECTURE IV. THE LAME MAN CURED BY PETER AND JOHN. Chap. iii.1-16.
THE Apostles were commissioned to promulgate a religion ...
/.../dick/lectures on the acts of the apostles/lecture iv the lame man.htm

The Healing of the Lame Man at the Beautiful Gate
... THE NEW TESTAMENT THE HEALING OF THE LAME MAN AT THE BEAUTIFUL GATE. By
agreement the believers met together daily in the Temple. ...
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The Lame Man at the Temple Gate.
... THE LAME MAN AT THE TEMPLE GATE. ACTS III.1-8. Although this miracle ... thoughtful,
gift. Probably Peter had often passed this lame man before. To ...
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And Let not Celsus be Angry if we Describe as Lame and Mutilated ...
... Chapter LII. And let not Celsus be angry if we describe as lame and mutilated
in soul´┐Ż And let not Celsus be angry if we describe ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/origen/origen against celsus/chapter lii and let not.htm

How, when the Pelagian Heresy Began to Spring up Afresh, Germanus ...
... XXI. How, when the Pelagian heresy began to spring up afresh, Germanus, returning
to Britain with Severus, first restored bodily strength to a lame youth, then ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xxi how when the.htm

Celsus, Moreover, Unable to Resist the Miracles which Jesus is ...
... And now he represents us as saying that "we deemed Jesus to be the Son of God, because
he healed the lame and the blind." And he adds: "Moreover, as you assert ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xlviii celsus moreover unable.htm

Concerning the Multitudes who were Healed. Comparison of the ...
... Son of God sits, some who have become deaf to the things promised, and others blind
in soul and not looking at the true light, and others who are lame and not ...
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg, arm, or muscle.

2. (superl.) To some degree disabled by reason of the imperfect action of a limb; crippled; as, a lame man.

3. (superl.) Hence, hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.

4. (v. t.) To make lame.

Thesaurus
Lame (35 Occurrences)
... 1. (superl.) Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary
obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg, arm, or muscle. ...LAME. ...
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Crippled (15 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Lamed; lame; disabled; impeded. ... (WEY NIV). Luke 14:13 But when you entertain,
invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind; (WEY DBY NAS NIV). ...
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Maimed (10 Occurrences)
... Hippocrates, however, uses kullos for a deformation of the legs in which the knees
are bent so far outward as to render the patient lame; while he applies the ...
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Cripple (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) One who creeps, halts, or limps; one who has lost, or never had, the use
of a limb or limbs; a lame person; hence, one who is partially disabled. ...
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Mephibosheth (13 Occurrences)
... the property lost. Not till many days after did the lame prince get his
chance to give David his own version of the story. He met ...
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Mephib'osheth (13 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Mephib'osheth (13 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 4:4 Now
Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was lame of his feet. ...
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Mute (29 Occurrences)
... (WEB NAS NIV). Matthew 15:30 Great multitudes came to him, having with them the
lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and they put them down at his feet. ...
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Persons (156 Occurrences)
... Blind men receive sight, the lame walk, lepers are purified, deaf persons hear,
the dead are raised to life, the poor have the Good News proclaimed to them. ...
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Walk (315 Occurrences)
... Matthew 11:5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed,
the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached ...
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Cured (62 Occurrences)
... Matthew 11:5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed,
the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached ...
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Bible Concordance
Lame (35 Occurrences)

Matthew 11:5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 15:30 Great multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and they put them down at his feet. He healed them,
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 15:31 so that the multitude wondered when they saw the mute speaking, injured whole, lame walking, and blind seeing-and they glorified the God of Israel.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 18:8 And if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut it off and cast it from thee; it is good for thee to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into eternal fire.
(DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 21:14 The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 9:45 If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life lame, rather than having your two feet to be cast into Gehenna, into the fire that will never be quenched-
(WEB DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 7:22 Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John the things which you have seen and heard: that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 14:13 But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 14:21 "That servant came, and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant,'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor, maimed, blind, and lame.'
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, or paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water;
(WEB WEY DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 3:2 A certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they laid daily at the door of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask gifts for the needy of those who entered into the temple.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Acts 3:11 As the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.
(WEB KJV WBS YLT)

Acts 4:9 if we to-day are under examination concerning the benefit conferred on a man helplessly lame, as to how this man has been cured;
(WEY)

Acts 8:7 For unclean spirits came out of many of those who had them. They came out, crying with a loud voice. Many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Acts 14:8 Now a man who had no power in his feet used to sit in the streets of Lystra. He had been lame from his birth and had never walked.
(WEY DBY YLT NAS NIV)

Hebrews 12:13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that which is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 21:18 For whatever man he is that has a blemish, he shall not draw near: a blind man, or a lame, or he who has a flat nose, or any deformity,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 15:21 If it have any blemish, as if it be lame or blind, any ill blemish whatever, you shall not sacrifice it to Yahweh your God.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 4:4 Now Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son who was lame of his feet. He was five years old when the news came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel; and his nurse took him up, and fled: and it happened, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and became lame. His name was Mephibosheth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 5:6 The king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, "Unless you take away the blind and the lame, you shall not come in here;" thinking, "David can't come in here."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 5:8 David said on that day, "Whoever strikes the Jebusites, let him get up to the watercourse, and strike the lame and the blind, who are hated by David's soul." Therefore they say, "The the blind and the lame can't come into the house."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 9:3 The king said, "Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?" Ziba said to the king, "Jonathan has yet a son, who is lame of his feet."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

2 Samuel 9:13 So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem; for he ate continually at the king's table. He was lame in both his feet.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Samuel 19:26 He answered, "My lord, O king, my servant deceived me. For your servant said, I will saddle me a donkey, that I may ride thereon, and go with the king; because your servant is lame.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in someone unfaithful in time of trouble is like a bad tooth, or a lame foot.
(WEB NIV)

Proverbs 26:7 Like the legs of the lame that hang loose: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 33:23 Your rigging is untied. They couldn't strengthen the foot of their mast. They couldn't spread the sail. Then the prey of a great spoil was divided. The lame took the prey.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 35:6 Then the lame man will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing; for waters will break out in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the uttermost parts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her who travails with child together: a great company shall they return here.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Micah 4:6 "In that day," says Yahweh, "I will assemble that which is lame, and I will gather that which is driven away, and that which I have afflicted;
(WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Micah 4:7 and I will make that which was lame a remnant, and that which was cast far off a strong nation: and Yahweh will reign over them on Mount Zion from then on, even forever."
(WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Zephaniah 3:19 Behold, at that time I will deal with all those who afflict you, and I will save those who are lame, and gather those who were driven away. I will give them praise and honor, whose shame has been in all the earth.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Malachi 1:8 When you offer the blind for sacrifice, isn't that evil? And when you offer the lame and sick, isn't that evil? Present it now to your governor! Will he be pleased with you? Or will he accept your person?" says Yahweh of Armies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Malachi 1:13 You say also,'Behold, what a weariness it is!' and you have sniffed at it," says Yahweh of Armies; "and you have brought that which was taken by violence, the lame, and the sick; thus you bring the offering. Should I accept this at your hand?" says Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Subtopics

Lame

Related Terms

Crippled (15 Occurrences)

Maimed (10 Occurrences)

Cripple (2 Occurrences)

Mephibosheth (13 Occurrences)

Mephib'osheth (13 Occurrences)

Mute (29 Occurrences)

Persons (156 Occurrences)

Walk (315 Occurrences)

Cured (62 Occurrences)

Jeb'usites (30 Occurrences)

Jebusites (29 Occurrences)

Blind (91 Occurrences)

Dumb (34 Occurrences)

Outcasts (13 Occurrences)

Jizreel (30 Occurrences)

Leg (24 Occurrences)

Lameness (1 Occurrence)

Lepers (8 Occurrences)

Limb (5 Occurrences)

Gutter (3 Occurrences)

Getteth (11 Occurrences)

Watercourse (6 Occurrences)

Founder (5 Occurrences)

Throng (21 Occurrences)

Tunnel (2 Occurrences)

Rumour (13 Occurrences)

Restored (77 Occurrences)

Deaf (22 Occurrences)

Multitudes (72 Occurrences)

Preached (75 Occurrences)

Paralyzed (11 Occurrences)

Porch (37 Occurrences)

Beautiful (152 Occurrences)

Conquers (9 Occurrences)

Cleansed (76 Occurrences)

Shaft (13 Occurrences)

Smites (10 Occurrences)

Superfluous (4 Occurrences)

Strikes (39 Occurrences)

Streets (83 Occurrences)

Jebusite (39 Occurrences)

Fleeth (54 Occurrences)

Raised (267 Occurrences)

Tidings (169 Occurrences)

Sight (522 Occurrences)

Picked (43 Occurrences)

Nurse (23 Occurrences)

Ziba (13 Occurrences)

Injured (28 Occurrences)

Solomon's (56 Occurrences)

Poor (276 Occurrences)

Lifteth (69 Occurrences)

Palace (194 Occurrences)

Becometh (82 Occurrences)

Diseased (39 Occurrences)

Can't (180 Occurrences)

Lamech (11 Occurrences)

Amazed (75 Occurrences)

Jezreel (37 Occurrences)

Smiting (76 Occurrences)

Gate (248 Occurrences)

Reach (63 Occurrences)

Report (127 Occurrences)

David's (142 Occurrences)

Receive (350 Occurrences)

Wonder (148 Occurrences)

Clean (298 Occurrences)

Gets (122 Occurrences)

Defect (62 Occurrences)

News (453 Occurrences)

Halt (12 Occurrences)

Saul's (79 Occurrences)

Healed (106 Occurrences)

Falleth (119 Occurrences)

Laid (552 Occurrences)

Blemish (71 Occurrences)

Leprosy (51 Occurrences)

Smiteth (156 Occurrences)

Bring (1372 Occurrences)

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