Thistles and Thorns
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Strong's Hebrew
5621. sarab -- perhaps thorns
... Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition perhaps thorns NASB Word Usage thistles
(1). brier. From an unused root meaning to sting; a thistle -- brier. ...
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2336. choach -- briar, bramble, hook, ring, fetter
... briar, bramble, hook, ring, fetter NASB Word Usage briars (1), hook (1), hooks
(1), thickets (1), thistles (1), thorn (1), thorn bush (4), thorns (2). ...
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Of the Two Classes of Voluptuous Men, and of their Death, Falling ...
... shepherd, those, viz., that were rioting and luxuriating, but not leaping; and he
cast them into a precipitous place, full of thistles and thorns, so that it ...
/.../pastor/the pastor books first second third/similitude sixth of the two.htm

The Crown of Thorns.
... When Adam and Eve were driven from the garden into the bleak and toilsome world,
their doom was that the ground should bring forth to them thorns and thistles. ...
/.../stalker/the trial and death of jesus christ/chapter vii the crown of.htm

Letter ix. --Death of Self-Love.
... Let Him do this, give up to Him entirely the task of cultivating this rough ground,
which left to itself could bring forth nothing but thistles and thorns. ...
/.../de caussade/abandonment to divine providence/letter ix death of self-love.htm

It is Related that when Pilate Would Fain have Released Him all ...
... from the curse, which it had received through the sin of the first man, when the
Lord said "Cursed be the earth in thy labours: thorns: and thistles shall it ...
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On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 52, "Therefore Every ...
... Do men gather grapes of thorns, and figs of thistles?" [2536] The Scribes and Pharisees
of the Jews therefore were thorns and thistles, and notwithstanding ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon xxiv on the words.htm

... That, remember, cannot mean any alteration in the laws of nature by which man's
labour should only produce for him henceforth thorns and thistles. ...
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Fourth Sunday after Trinity Consolation in Suffering, and Patience ...
... Neither would the earth produce thistles nor thorns were it not cursed
for our sins. So it, with all creatures, longs for the day ...
/.../luther/epistle sermons vol iii/fourth sunday after trinity consolation.htm

Whether the Particular Punishments of Our First Parents are ...
... Again it belongs to the nature of the earth "to bring forth thorns and thistles,"
and this would have occurred even had there been no sin. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the particular punishments of.htm

Looking unto Jesus
... on the cross of Christ, we live in a land where there are no thistles, but if we
will live on self, we shall have plenty of thistles and thorns, and briers ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/looking unto jesus.htm

Jesus is Arrested.
... when I saw the four archers inhumanly dragging Jesus over a narrow path, which was
choked up with stones, garments of rock, thistles, and thorns, on the ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter iii jesus is arrested.htm

ATS Bible Dictionary
Thistles and Thorns

Under these terms, together with brambles, briers, and nettles, are included numerous troublesome plants, many of them with thorns, well fitted to try the husbandman's patience, Genesis 3:18. Plants of this class were a symbol of desolation, Proverbs 24:31, and were often used as fuel, Psalm 58:9 Ecclesiastes 7:6 Isaiah 33:12. They also served for hedges, Hosea 2:6. A petty village on the plain of Jericho is now protected against Arab horsemen by a hedge of thorny Nubk branches.

Dr. Eli Smith, visiting the plain where Gideon once threatened to tear the flesh of the princes of Succoth with thorns and briers, noticed such plants there of remarkable size, some of the thistles rising above his head on horseback, Jud 8:7. Few of the Hebrew terms can now be affixed with certainty to particular varieties among the many found in Syria. The plant of which the thorny crown of the Savior was made, with the design to mock rather than to torture him, is supposed to have been the Zizyphus Spina Christi, a common tree with dark and glossy leaves, having many small and sharp spines on its round and pliant branches, Matthew 27:29 John 19:2-3. Paul's "thorn in the flesh," 2 1 Corinthians 12:7-10, may have been some bodily infirmity, unfavorable to the success of his public ministrations. Compare Galatians 4:13-14 2 1 Corinthians 10:10.



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