International Standard Bible EncyclopediaSMELL
smel (Hebrew and Aramaic reach, as noun, "savor," "scent"; ruach, as verb, literally, "to breathe," "to inhale," thence "to smell"; osme, the "smell," "savor," euodia, "sweet smell" "fragrance" osphresis "the sense of smell"; verb osphrainomai): And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled (way-yarach) the smell (reach) of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See , the smell (reach) of my son is as the smell (reach) of a field which Yahweh hath blessed" (Genesis 27:27). Idols are described as "gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell" (Deuteronomy 4:28). Acceptable sacrifices and pious conduct are called a "sweet smell" or "savor" (Exodus 29:18 Ephesians 5:2 Philippians 4:18) well-pleasing to God. The godless life, which dishonors God, is hateful to Him: "I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors" (Leviticus 26:31). The phrase, "being in bad odor with a person," can be traced to Biblical language: "Ye have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants" (Exodus 5:21). Thus "smell" is occasionally equivalent with "quality," "character": "His (Moab's) taste remaineth in him, and his scent is not changed" (Jeremiah 48:11). Character or quality is the most infallible test, the most manifest advertisement of a thing or a person; thus we find the following very instructive passage: "(God) maketh manifest through us the savor (osme) of his knowledge in every place. For we are a sweet savor (euodia) of Christ unto God, in (better: "among") them that are saved, and in (better: "among") them that perish; to the one a savor (osme) from death unto death; to the other a savor (osme) from life unto life" (2 Corinthians 2:14-16). See TRIUMPH. In the passage Isaiah 3:24, the King James Version "sweet smell" (besem, "balsam plant") has been changed to "sweet spices" in the Revised Version (British and American).
Greek3750. osphresis -- the sense of smell, smelling
... the sense of smell, smelling. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: osphresis
Phonetic Spelling: (os'-fray-sis) Short Definition: the sense of smell ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3750.htm - 6k
3744. osme -- a smell
3605. ozo -- to (emit a) smell
2175. euodia -- fragrance
2303. theion -- brimstone
Strong's Hebrew7382. reach -- a smell
... 7381b, 7382. reach. 7383 . a smell. Transliteration: reach Phonetic Spelling:
(ray'-akh) Short Definition: smell. Word Origin (Aramaic ...
/hebrew/7382.htm - 6k
7381a. riach -- to smell, perceive odor
7306. ruach -- accept, smell, touch, make of quick understanding
7381. reyach -- to smell, perceive odor
887. baash -- to have a bad smell, to stink
1314. bosem -- spice, balsam, the balsam tree
6709. tsachanah -- a stench
8126. Shumathi -- a family of Kiriath-jearim
7381b. reach -- scent, odor
5561. sam -- spice (used in incense)
The Mandrakes Give a Smell, and at Our Gates are all Manner of ...
Thy Lips, O My Spouse, Drop as the Honeycomb; Honey and Milk are ...
How Fair are Thy Breasts, My Sister Spouse! Thy Breasts are Fairer ...
While the King was Reclining Upon his Couch, My Spikenard Sent ...
Of the Pleasures of Taste and Smell.
! is that Foul Smell...
The Figtree Hath Put Forth Her Green Figs, and the Flowering vines ...
The Same Continued.
Whether in the Blessed, after the Resurrection, all the Senses ...
The Argument for Christian Practices Becomes all the Stronger...
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) To perceive by the olfactory nerves, or organs of smell; to have a sensation of, excited through the nasal organs when affected by the appropriate materials or qualities; to obtain the scent of; as, to smell a rose; to smell perfumes.
2. (n.) To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; -- often with out.
3. (n.) To give heed to.
4. (v. i.) To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; -- often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk.
5. (v. i.) To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny.
6. (v. i.) To exercise the sense of smell.
7. (v. i.) To exercise sagacity.
8. (n.) The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.
ThesaurusSmell (77 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) To perceive by the olfactory nerves, or organs of smell; to have a sensation
of, excited through the nasal organs when affected by the appropriate ...
/s/smell.htm - 34k
Scent (6 Occurrences)
Savor (51 Occurrences)
Offensive (15 Occurrences)
Smelled (3 Occurrences)
Smelling (8 Occurrences)
Stench (12 Occurrences)
Smelt (3 Occurrences)
Nose (23 Occurrences)
Kissed (26 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceSmell (77 Occurrences)
John 11:39 "Take away the stone," said Jesus. Martha, the sister of the dead man, exclaimed, "Master, by this time there is a foul smell; for it is three days since he died."
John 12:3 Then Mary, taking a pound of perfumed oil of great value, put it on the feet of Jesus and made them dry with her hair: and the house became full of the smell of the perfume.
1 Corinthians 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be?
Ephesians 5:2 Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.
Philippians 4:18 But I have all things, and abound. I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, a sweet-smelling fragrance, an acceptable and well-pleasing sacrifice to God.
Revelation 9:17 And so I saw the horses in the vision, and those who were seated on them, having breastplates of fire and glass and of burning stone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire and smoke and a smell of burning.
Revelation 9:18 By these evils a third part of men was put to death, by the fire, and the smoke, and the burning smell which came out of their mouths.
Genesis 8:21 Yahweh smelled the pleasant aroma. Yahweh said in his heart, "I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, because the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I ever again strike everything living, as I have done.
Genesis 27:27 He came near, and kissed him. He smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him, and said, "Behold, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which Yahweh has blessed.
Exodus 7:18 And the fish in the Nile will come to destruction, and the river will send up a bad smell, and the Egyptians will not be able, for disgust, to make use of the water of the Nile for drinking.
Exodus 7:21 And the fish in the Nile came to destruction, and a bad smell went up from the river, and the Egyptians were not able to make use of the water of the Nile for drinking; and there was blood through all the land of Egypt.
Exodus 8:14 And they put them together in masses, and a bad smell went up from the land.
Exodus 16:20 But they gave no attention to Moses, and some of them kept it till the morning and there were worms in it and it had an evil smell: and Moses was angry with them.
Exodus 16:24 And they kept it till the morning as Moses had said: and no smell came from it, and it had no worms.
Exodus 29:18 And let them all be burned on the altar as a burned offering to the Lord: a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
Exodus 29:25 Then take them from their hands, and let them be burned on the burned offering on the altar, a sweet smell before the Lord, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
Exodus 29:41 And the other lamb is to be offered in the evening, and with it the same meal offering and drink offering, for a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
Exodus 30:38 Whoever shall make any like that, to smell of it, he shall be cut off from his people."
Leviticus 1:9 But its inside parts and its legs are to be washed with water, and it will all be burned on the altar by the priest for a burned offering, an offering made by fire, for a sweet smell to the Lord.
Leviticus 1:17 And let it be broken open at the wings, but not cut in two; and let it be burned on the altar by the priest on the wood which is on the fire; it is a burned offering; an offering made by fire for a sweet smell to the Lord.
Leviticus 2:2 And let him take it to Aaron's sons, the priests; and having taken in his hand some of the meal and of the oil, with all the perfume, let him give it to the priest to be burned on the altar, as a sign, an offering made by fire, for a sweet smell to the Lord.
Leviticus 2:9 And he is to take from the meal offering a part, for a sign, burning it on the altar; an offering made by fire for a sweet smell to the Lord.
Leviticus 2:12 You may give them as an offering of first-fruits to the Lord, but they are not to go up as a sweet smell on the altar.
Leviticus 3:5 That it may be burned by Aaron's sons on the altar, on the burned offering which is on the wood on the fire: it is an offering made by fire of a sweet smell to the Lord.
Leviticus 3:16 That it may be burned by the priest on the altar; it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet smell: all the fat is the Lord's.
Leviticus 4:31 And let all its fat be taken away, as the fat is taken away from the peace-offerings, and let it be burned on the altar by the priest for a sweet smell to the Lord; and the priest will take away his sin and he will have forgiveness.
Leviticus 6:15 The priest is to take in his hand some of the meal of the meal offering and of the oil of it, and all the perfume on it, burning it on the altar as a sign, for a sweet smell to the Lord.
Leviticus 6:21 Let it be made with oil on a flat plate; when it is well mixed and cooked, let it be broken and taken in as a meal offering, for a sweet smell to the Lord.
Leviticus 8:21 And the inside parts and the legs were washed with water and all the sheep was burned by Moses on the altar; it was a burned offering for a sweet smell: it was an offering made by fire to the Lord, as the Lord gave orders to Moses.
Leviticus 8:28 And Moses took them from their hands, and they were burned on the altar on the burned offering, as a priest's offering for a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
Leviticus 17:6 And the priest will put blood on the altar of the Lord at the door of the Tent of meeting, burning the fat for a sweet smell to the Lord.
Leviticus 23:13 And let the meal offering with it be two tenth parts of an ephah of the best meal mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the Lord for a sweet smell; and the drink offering with it is to be of wine, the fourth part of a hin.
Leviticus 26:31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors.
Numbers 15:3 And are going to make an offering by fire to the Lord, a burned offering or an offering in connection with an oath, or an offering freely given, or at your regular feasts, an offering for a sweet smell to the Lord, from the herd or the flock:
Numbers 15:7 And for the drink offering give a third part of a hin of wine, for a sweet smell to the Lord.
Numbers 15:10 And for the drink offering: give half a hin of wine, for an offering made by fire for a sweet smell to the Lord.
Numbers 15:13 All those who are Israelites by birth are to do these things in this way, when giving an offering made by fire of a sweet smell to the Lord.
Numbers 15:14 And if a man from another country or any other person living among you, through all your generations, has the desire to give an offering made by fire of a sweet smell to the Lord, let him do as you do.
Numbers 15:24 Then, if the wrong is done in error, without the knowledge of the meeting of the people, let all the meeting give a young ox as a burned offering, a sweet smell to the Lord, with its meal offering and its drink offering, as is ordered in the law, together with a he-goat for a sin-offering.
Numbers 18:17 But no such payment may be made for the first birth of an ox or a sheep or a goat; these are holy: their blood is to be dropped on the altar, and their fat burned for an offering made by fire, a sweet smell to the Lord.
Numbers 28:2 Give orders to the children of Israel and say to them, Let it be your care to give me my offerings at their regular times, the food of the offerings made by fire to me for a sweet smell.
Numbers 28:6 It is a regular burned offering, as it was ordered in Mount Sinai, for a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
Numbers 28:8 Let the other lamb be offered at evening; like the meal offering of the morning and its drink offering, let it be offered as an offering made by fire for a sweet smell to the Lord.
Numbers 28:13 And a separate tenth part of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering for every lamb; for a burned offering of a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
Numbers 28:27 And give a burned offering for a sweet smell to the Lord; two oxen, one male sheep, and seven he-lambs of the first year;
Numbers 29:2 And give to the Lord a burned offering for a sweet smell; one ox, one male sheep, seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark on them:
Numbers 29:6 In addition to the burned offering of the new moon, and its meal offering, and the regular burned offering and its meal offering, and their drink offerings, as they are ordered, for a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
Numbers 29:8 And give to the Lord a burned offering for a sweet smell; one ox, one male sheep, seven he-lambs of the first year: only those without any mark on them may be used:
Numbers 29:13 And give a burned offering, an offering made by fire of a sweet smell to the Lord, thirteen oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, all without any mark on them;
Deuteronomy 4:28 There you shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
Ezra 6:10 So that they may make offerings of a sweet smell to the God of heaven, with prayers for the life of the king and of his sons.
Job 14:9 Still, at the smell of water, it will make buds, and put out branches like a young plant.
Job 39:25 As often as the trumpet sounds he snorts,'Aha!' He smells the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Psalms 45:8 All your garments smell like myrrh, aloes, and cassia. Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.
Psalms 115:6 They have ears, but they don't hear. They have noses, but they don't smell.
Psalms 141:2 Let my prayer be ordered before you like a sweet smell; and let the lifting up of my hands be like the evening offering.
Ecclesiastes 10:1 Dead flies make the oil of the perfumer give out an evil smell; more valued is a little wisdom than the great glory of the foolish.
Song of Songs 1:3 Sweet is the smell of your perfumes; your name is as perfume running out; so the young girls give you their love.
Song of Songs 1:12 While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
Song of Songs 2:13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Song of Songs 4:10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
Song of Songs 4:11 Your lips, my bride, drip like the honeycomb. Honey and milk are under your tongue. The smell of your garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
Song of Songs 7:8 I said, "I will climb up into the palm tree. I will take hold of its fruit." Let your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the smell of your breath like apples,
Song of Songs 7:13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.
Isaiah 19:6 And the rivers will have an evil smell; the stream of Egypt will become small and dry: all the water-plants will come to nothing.
Isaiah 34:3 Their dead bodies will be thick on the face of the earth, and their smell will come up, and the mountains will be flowing with their blood, and all the hills will come to nothing.
Isaiah 50:2 Why, then, when I came, was there no man? and no one to give answer to my voice? has my hand become feeble, so that it is unable to take up your cause? or have I no power to make you free? See, at my word the sea becomes dry, I make the rivers a waste land: their fish are dead for need of water, and make an evil smell.
Ezekiel 16:19 And my bread which I gave you, the best meal and oil and honey which I gave you for your food, you put it before them for a sweet smell, says the Lord.
Ezekiel 20:28 For when I had taken them into the land which I made an oath to give to them, then they saw every high hill and every branching tree and made their offerings there, moving me to wrath by their offerings; and there the sweet smell of their offerings went up and their drink offerings were drained out.
Ezekiel 20:41 I will take pleasure in you as in a sweet smell, when I take you out from the peoples and get you together from the countries where you have been sent in flight; and I will make myself holy in you before the eyes of the nations.
Ezekiel 24:12 I have made myself tired to no purpose: still all the waste which is in her has not come out, it has an evil smell.
Daniel 3:27 The satraps, the deputies, and the governors, and the king's counselors, being gathered together, saw these men, that the fire had no power on their bodies, nor was the hair of their head singed, neither were their pants changed, nor had the smell of fire passed on them.
Hosea 14:6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
Joel 2:20 But I will remove the northern army far away from you, and will drive it into a barren and desolate land, its front into the eastern sea, and its back into the western sea; and its stench will come up, and its bad smell will rise." Surely he has done great things.
Amos 4:10 I have sent disease among you, as it was in Egypt: I have put your young men to the sword, and have taken away your horses; I have made the evil smell from your tents come up to your noses: and still you have not come back to me, says the Lord.
Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
Malachi 1:11 For, from the coming up of the sun till its going down, my name is great among the Gentiles; and in every place the smell of burning flesh is offered to my name, and a clean offering: for my name is great among the Gentiles, says the Lord of armies.
LinksBible Concordance • Bible Dictionary • Bible Encyclopedia • Topical Bible • Bible Thesuarus