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Smith's Bible DictionaryBed
The Jewish bed consisted of the mattress, a mere mat, or one or more quilts; the covering, a finer quilt, or sometimes the outer garment worn by day, (1 Samuel 19:13) which the law provided should not be kept in pledge after sunset, that the poor man might not lack his needful covering, (24:13) the pillow, (1 Samuel 19:13) probably formed of sheep's fleece or goat's skin with a stuffing of cotton, etc.; the bedstead, a divan or bench along the side or end of the room, sufficing at a support for the bedding. Besides we have bedsteads made of ivory, wood, etc. referred to in (3:11; Amos 6:4) The ornamental portions were pillars and a canopy, Judith 13:9, ivory carvings, gold and silver, and probably mosaic work, purple and fine linen. (Esther 1:6; Solomon 3:9,10) The ordinary furniture of a bedchamber in private life is given in (2 Kings 4:10)
ATS Bible DictionaryBed
In the East, is, and was anciently, a divan, or broad low step around the sides of a room, like a sofa, which answered to purpose of a sofa by day for reclining, and of a bed by night for sleeping, Exodus 8:3 2 Samuel 4:5-7. Sometimes it was raised several steps above the floor, 2 Kings 1:4 Psalm 132:4. It was covered very differently, and with more or less ornament, according to the rank of owner of the house. The poor had but a simple mattress or sheepskin; or a cloak or blanked, which also answered to wrap themselves in by day, Exodus 22:2 De 24:13. Hence it was easy for the persons whom Jesus healed, to take up their beads and walk, Mark 4:21. Bedsteads, however, were not unknown, though unlike those of modern times. See De 3:11 1 Samuel 19:15 Am 6:4. The Jews only laid off their sandals and outer garments at night.
Easton's Bible Dictionary(Hebrews mittah), for rest at night (Exodus 8:3; 1 Samuel 19:13, 15, 16, etc.); during sickness (Genesis 47:31; 48:2; 49:33, etc.); as a sofa for rest (1 Samuel 28:23; Amos 3:12). Another Hebrew word (er'es) so rendered denotes a canopied bed, or a bed with curtains (Deuteronomy 3:11; Psalm 132:3), for sickness (Psalm 6:6; 41:3).
The Jewish bedstead was frequently merely the divan or platform along the sides of the house, sometimes a very slight portable frame, sometimes only a mat or one or more quilts. The only material for bed-clothes is mentioned in 1 Samuel 19:13. Sleeping in the open air was not uncommon, the sleeper wrapping himself in his outer garment (Exodus 22:26, 27; Deuteronomy 24:12, 13).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) An article of furniture to sleep or take rest in or on; a couch. Specifically: A sack or mattress, filled with some soft material, in distinction from the bedstead on which it is placed (as, a feather bed), or this with the bedclothes added. In a general sense, any thing or place used for sleeping or reclining on or in, as a quantity of hay, straw, leaves, or twigs.
2. (n.) (Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.
3. (n.) A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground.
4. (n.) A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals.
5. (n.) The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river.
6. (n.) A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.
7. (n.) See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed.
8. (n.) The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the upper and lower beds.
9. (n.) A course of stone or brick in a wall.
10. (n.) The place or material in which a block or brick is laid.
11. (n.) The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
12. (n.) The foundation or the more solid and fixed part or framing of a machine; or a part on which something is laid or supported; as, the bed of an engine.
13. (n.) The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
14. (n.) The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.
15. (v. t.) To place in a bed.
16. (v. t.) To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.
17. (v. t.) To furnish with a bed or bedding.
18. (v. t.) To plant or arrange in beds; to set, or cover, as in a bed of soft earth; as, to bed the roots of a plant in mold.
19. (v. t.) To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or enclosed; to embed; to furnish with or place upon a bed or foundation; as, to bed a stone; it was bedded on a rock.
20. (v. t.) To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.
21. (v. t.) To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBED; BEDCHAMBER; BEDSTEAD
For the very poor of the East, in ancient times as now, the "bed" was and is, as a rule, the bare ground; and the bedclothes, the gown, simlah, or "outer garment," worn during the day ("For that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep?" (Exodus 22:27); compare Deuteronomy 24:13, "Thou shalt surely restore to him the pledge when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his garment").
Greek2845. koite -- a bed
... a bed. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: koite Phonetic Spelling:
(koy'-tay) Short Definition: a bed, marriage bed Definition: (a) a bed, (b) a ...
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2895. krabattos -- a camp bed
4237. prasia -- a garden bed
4742a. stibas -- a bed of leaves or rushes
4742. stigma -- a bed of leaves or rushes
2135. eunouchos -- a eunuch
4766. stronnuo -- to spread
2825. kline -- a small couch
2621. katakeimai -- to lie down, recline
733. arsenokoites -- a sodomite
Strong's Hebrew3326. yatsua -- a couch, bed
... 3325, 3326. yatsua. 3327 . a couch, bed. Transliteration: yatsua Phonetic Spelling:
(yaw-tsoo'-ah) Short Definition: bed. Word Origin pass. part. ...
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4903. mishkab -- couch, bed
4296. mittah -- a couch, bed
4702. matstsa -- couch, bed
6170. arugah -- a garden terrace or bed
4904. mishkab -- place of lying, a couch, act of lying
3331. yatsa -- to lay, spread
7502. raphad -- to spread
6210. eres -- a couch, divan
2015. haphak -- to turn, overturn
The Bed and Its Covering
Verse 1. By Night on My Bed, I Sought Him whom My Soul Loveth; I ...
His Cheeks are as a Bed of Spices, Prepared by the Perfumers; his ...
Behold his Bed, which is Solomon's; Threescore Valiant Men are ...
Psalm 39 Part 3 Sick-Bed Devotion.
Ten Years in a Sick Bed, yet Praising God.
He Maketh all Our Bed in Our Sickness.
Of the Man Sick of the Palsy to whom the Lord Said, "Thy Sins are ...
Behold, Thou Art Fair, My Beloved, and Comely; Our Bed is Adorned ...
How they Ought not to Go Back to Bed Again after the Mattin ...
ThesaurusTorrent-bed (1 Occurrence)
Torrent-bed. Torrent, Torrent-bed. Torrential . Multi-Version
Concordance Torrent-bed (1 Occurrence). Job 6:15 My brothers ...
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Bed (142 Occurrences)
Bed-chamber (6 Occurrences)
Bed-chambers (3 Occurrences)
Bride-bed (2 Occurrences)
Bed-cover (1 Occurrence)
Bed's (1 Occurrence)
Stream-bed (2 Occurrences)
O'bed-e'dom (14 Occurrences)
E'bed-Mel'ech (6 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceBed (142 Occurrences)
Matthew 8:6 Saying, Lord, my servant is ill in bed at the house, with no power in his body, and in great pain.
Matthew 8:14 After this Jesus went to the house of Peter, whose mother-in-law he found ill in bed with fever.
Matthew 9:2 Behold, they brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a bed. Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Son, cheer up! Your sins are forgiven you."
Matthew 9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
Mark 1:30 Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill in bed with a fever, and without delay they informed Him about her.
Mark 2:3 And four men came to him with one on a bed who had no power of moving.
Mark 2:4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
Mark 2:9 Which is easier, to tell the paralytic,'Your sins are forgiven;' or to say,'Arise, and take up your bed, and walk?'
Mark 2:11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
Mark 2:12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
Mark 4:21 He said to them, "Is the lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Isn't it put on a stand?
Mark 4:27 and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he doesn't know how.
Mark 7:30 She went away to her house, and found the child having been laid on the bed, with the demon gone out.
Luke 5:18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
Luke 5:19 But when they could find no way of doing so because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiling--bed and all--into the midst, in front of Jesus.
Luke 5:24 But to prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" --Turning to the paralytic He said, "I bid you, Rise, take up your bed, and go home."
Luke 5:25 And straight away he got up before them, and took up his bed and went away to his house giving praise to God.
Luke 8:16 "No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a container, or puts it under a bed; but puts it on a stand, that those who enter in may see the light.
Luke 11:7 and he from within will answer and say,'Don't bother me. The door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give it to you'?
Luke 17:34 I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed. The one will be taken, and the other will be left.
John 5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
John 5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
John 5:10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
John 5:11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
John 5:12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
Acts 9:33 There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years, because he was paralyzed.
Acts 9:34 Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed!" Immediately he arose.
Acts 28:8 It happened that the father of Publius lay sick of fever and dysentery. Paul entered in to him, prayed, and laying his hands on him, healed him.
Hebrews 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: but God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.
Revelation 2:22 Behold, I will throw her into a bed, and those who commit adultery with her into great oppression, unless they repent of her works.
Genesis 19:4 But before they had gone to bed, the men of the town, all the men of Sodom, came round the house, young and old, from every part of the town;
Genesis 19:32 Come, let us give our father much wine, and we will go into his bed, so that we may have offspring by our father,
Genesis 19:33 And that night they made their father take much wine; and the older daughter went into his bed; and he had no knowledge of when she went in or when she went away.
Genesis 19:35 And that night again they made their father take much wine; and the younger daughter went into his bed; and he had no knowledge of when she went in or when she went away.
Genesis 39:7 It happened after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph; and she said, "Lie with me."
Genesis 39:10 As she spoke to Joseph day by day, he didn't listen to her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
Genesis 39:12 And pulling at his coat, she said, Come to my bed; but slipping out of his coat, he went running away.
Genesis 39:14 She sent for the men of her house and said to them, See, he has let a Hebrew come here and make sport of us; he came to my bed, and I gave a loud cry;
Genesis 47:31 He said, "Swear to me," and he swore to him. Israel bowed himself on the bed's head.
Genesis 48:2 Someone told Jacob, and said, "Behold, your son Joseph comes to you," and Israel strengthened himself, and sat on the bed.
Genesis 49:4 Boiling over as water, you shall not excel; because you went up to your father's bed, then defiled it. He went up to my couch.
Genesis 49:33 When Jacob made an end of charging his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the spirit, and was gathered to his people.
Exodus 8:3 and the river shall swarm with frogs, which shall go up and come into your house, and into your bedchamber, and on your bed, and into the house of your servants, and on your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs:
Exodus 21:18 "If men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he doesn't die, but is confined to bed;
Leviticus 15:4 "'Every bed whereon he who has the discharge lies shall be unclean; and everything he sits on shall be unclean.
Leviticus 15:5 Whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.
Leviticus 15:21 Whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.
Leviticus 15:23 If it is on the bed, or on anything whereon she sits, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until the evening.
Leviticus 15:24 "'If any man lies with her, and her monthly flow is on him, he shall be unclean seven days; and every bed whereon he lies shall be unclean.
Leviticus 15:26 Every bed whereon she lies all the days of her discharge shall be to her as the bed of her period: and everything whereon she sits shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her period.
Deuteronomy 3:11 (For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Rephaim; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; isn't it in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was its length, and four cubits its breadth, after the cubit of a man.)
Deuteronomy 22:30 A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.
Deuteronomy 27:20 'Cursed is he who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's skirt.' All the people shall say,'Amen.'
Judges 8:7 Then Gideon said, Because of this, when the Lord has given Zebah and Zalmunna into my hands, I will have you stretched on a bed of thorns of the waste land and on sharp stems, and have you crushed as grain is crushed on a grain-floor.
Judges 8:16 Then he took the responsible men of the town and had them crushed on a bed of thorns and sharp stems.
1 Samuel 3:5 And running to Eli he said, Here am I, for you said my name. And Eli said, I did not say your name; go to your rest again. So he went back to his bed.
1 Samuel 3:9 So Eli said to Samuel, Go back: and if the voice comes again, let your answer be, Say on, Lord; for the ears of your servant are open. So Samuel went back to his bed.
1 Samuel 9:25 And when they had come down from the high place into the town, where a bed was made ready for Saul, he went to rest.
1 Samuel 17:40 Then he took his stick in his hand, and got five smooth stones from the bed of the stream and put them in a bag such as is used by sheep-keepers; and in his hand was a leather band used for sending stones: and so he went in the direction of the Philistine.
1 Samuel 19:13 Michal took the teraphim, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' hair at its head, and covered it with the clothes.
1 Samuel 19:15 Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying, "Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may kill him."
1 Samuel 19:16 When the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at its head.
1 Samuel 28:23 But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, constrained him; and he listened to their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat on the bed.
2 Samuel 4:5 And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ishbosheth, who lay on a bed at noon.
2 Samuel 4:7 Now when they came into the house, as he lay on his bed in his bedchamber, they struck him, and killed him, and beheaded him, and took his head, and went by the way of the Arabah all night.
2 Samuel 4:11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?"
2 Samuel 11:2 It happened at evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful to look on.
2 Samuel 11:4 And David sent and took her; and she came to him, and he took her to his bed: (for she had been made clean;) then she went back to her house.
2 Samuel 11:11 And Uriah said to David, Israel and Judah with the ark are living in tents, and my lord Joab and the other servants of my lord are sleeping in the open field; and am I to go to my house and take food and drink, and go to bed with my wife? By the living Lord, and by the life of your soul, I will not do such a thing.
2 Samuel 11:13 When David had called him, he ate and drink before him; and he made him drunk. At evening, he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but didn't go down to his house.
2 Samuel 12:11 The Lord says, From those of your family I will send evil against you, and before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to your neighbour, and he will take your wives to his bed by the light of this sun.
2 Samuel 13:5 Jonadab said to him, "Lay down on your bed, and pretend to be sick. When your father comes to see you, tell him,'Please let my sister Tamar come and give me bread to eat, and dress the food in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it from her hand.'"
2 Samuel 13:6 So Amnon went to bed and made himself seem ill: and when the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, Please let my sister Tamar come and make me one or two cakes before my eyes, so that I may take food from her hand.
2 Samuel 13:8 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house; and he was in bed. And she took paste and made cakes before his eyes, cooking them over the fire.
2 Samuel 13:11 And when she took them to give them to him, he put his arms round her and said, Come to bed, my sister.
2 Samuel 21:10 And Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah, took haircloth, placing it on the rock as a bed for herself, from the start of the grain-cutting till rain came down on them from heaven; and she did not let the birds of the air come near them by day, or the beasts of the field by night.
1 Kings 1:47 Moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying,'May your God make the name of Solomon better than your name, and make his throne greater than your throne;' and the king bowed himself on the bed.
1 Kings 17:19 He said to her, "Give me your son." He took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into the room where he stayed, and laid him on his own bed.
1 Kings 21:4 Ahab came into his house sullen and angry because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him; for he had said, "I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers." He laid himself down on his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.
2 Kings 1:4 Now therefore thus says Yahweh, "You shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die."'" Elijah departed.
2 Kings 1:6 They said to him, "A man came up to meet us, and said to us,'Go, return to the king who sent you, and tell him, "Thus says Yahweh,'Is it because there is no God in Israel, that you send to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.'"'"
2 Kings 1:16 He said to him, "Thus says Yahweh,'Because you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron, is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die."
2 Kings 4:10 Let us make, please, a little chamber on the wall. Let us set for him there a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp stand. It shall be, when he comes to us, that he shall turn in there."
2 Kings 4:21 She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door on him, and went out.
2 Kings 4:32 When Elisha had come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid on his bed.
2 Kings 4:34 Then he got up on the bed, stretching himself out on the child, and put his mouth on the child's mouth, his eyes on his eyes and his hands on his hands; and the child's body became warm.
2 Kings 4:35 Then he returned, and walked in the house once back and forth; and went up, and stretched himself on him. Then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
2 Kings 9:16 So Jehu got into his carriage and went to Jezreel, for Joram was ill in bed there; and Ahaziah, king of Judah, had come down to see Joram.
1 Chronicles 5:1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.
2 Chronicles 16:14 They buried him in his own tombs, which he had dug out for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odors and various kinds of spices prepared by the perfumers' art: and they made a very great burning for him.
2 Chronicles 22:11 But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the king's sons who were slain, and put him and his nurse in the bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest (for she was the sister of Ahaziah), hid him from Athaliah, so that she didn't kill him.
2 Chronicles 24:25 When they were departed for him (for they left him very sick), his own servants conspired against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and killed him on his bed, and he died; and they buried him in the city of David, but they didn't bury him in the tombs of the kings.
Esther 7:8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.
Job 7:4 When I go to my bed, I say, When will it be time to get up? but the night is long, and I am turning from side to side till morning light.
Job 7:13 When I say,'My bed shall comfort me. My couch shall ease my complaint;'
Job 17:13 If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
Job 22:24 Lay your treasure in the dust, the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.
Job 27:19 He lies down rich, but he shall not do so again. He opens his eyes, and he is not.
Job 33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, in slumbering on the bed;
Job 33:19 He is chastened also with pain on his bed, with continual strife in his bones;
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