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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To make destitute; to deprive; to take away; as, the accident bereaved them of their father.

2. (v. t.) To take away from.

3. (v. t.) To take away.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

be-rev', be-rev'-er, be-reft': Bereave is frequently used in the Old Testament in the (now almost obsolete) meaning of "to deprive," "to take away," especially with reference to loss of children. The Hebrew word used here is shakhol, "to be childless," or in the Piel "to make childless" (compare Genesis 42:36 et al.). In the King James Version Ecclesiastes 4:8 (from the Hebrew chacer, "to lack") we read "and bereave my soul of good" (the Revised Version (British and American) "deprive"), and in Ezekiel 36:14 (from Hebrew kashal, "to stumble"), "neither bereave thy nations any more" (the Revised Version, margin "cause to stumble").

Bereaver, otherwise very rare, is found the Revised Version (British and American) Ezekiel 36:13 (from Hebrew shakhol "to be childless"), "a bereaver of thy nation" (the King James Version "hast bereaved").

Bereft is found in 1 Timothy 6:5 (from the Greek apostereo, "to rob") "bereft of the truth" (the King James Version "destitute"). The expression bereavement (the Revised Version (British and American) Isaiah 49:20) in the phrase "the children of thy bereft" means "the children born to thee in the time when God had afflicted thee."

A. L. Breslich

642. aporphanizo -- to be bereaved
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: aporphanizo Phonetic Spelling: (ap-or-fan-
id'-zo) Short Definition: I separate from some one, bereave Definition: I ...
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3443. monoo -- to leave alone, forsake
... be desolate. From monos; to isolate, ie Bereave -- be desolate. see GREEK monos.
(memonomene) -- 1 Occurrence. 3442, 3443. monoo. 3444 . Strong's Numbers.
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Strong's Hebrew
7921. shakol -- to be bereaved
... shakol or shakal. 7922 . to be bereaved. Transliteration: shakol or shakal Phonetic
Spelling: (shaw-kole') Short Definition: bereave. Word Origin a prim. ...
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2637. chaser -- to lack, need, be lacking, decrease
... be abated, bereave, decrease, cause to fail, have lack, make lower, want.
A primitive root; to lack; by implication, to fail, want ...
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3782. kashal -- to stumble, stagger, totter
... bereave, cast down, be decayed, cause to fail, make to fall down feeble,
be the ruined. A primitive root; to totter or waver (through ...
/hebrew/3782.htm - 6k


Claim of Missions on Ministers of Influence.
... would be sustained by their leaving it; and would have said, If we must part with
some of our teachers, take Simeon, and Lucius, and Manaen, but bereave us not ...
/.../dibble/thoughts on missions/chapter vi claim of missions.htm

There is Surely Reason, in Such a Case, to Say it is Well ...
... Therefore GOD says, I will bereave them of Children[e]; I take away the Desire of
thine Eyes with a Stroke[f]. He changeth their Countenance, and sendeth them ...
/.../i there is surely reason.htm

How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
... The thoughts of their condition never bereave them of one night's rest: No challenges
have they; all is at peace with them, for the strong man keeps the house. ...
/.../brown/christ the way the truth and the life/chapter iii how christ is.htm

The Constellations and the Genii Very Indifferent Gods the Roman ...
... by not permitting him to be enclosed within your city-walls; there is Cæculus also,
to deprive the eyes of their perception; and Orbana, to bereave seed of ...
/.../tertullian/ad nationes/chapter xv the constellations and the.htm

Thus was all the Earth Afflicted; and from East to West...
... Against you neither scourges, nor iron claws, nor fire, nor sword, nor various kinds
of torture, availed aught; and no violence could bereave you of your ...
/.../of the manner in which the persecutors died/chap xvi thus was all.htm

Having Thus Attained to the Highest Power, He Bent his Mind to ...
... establish it in the Roman dominions; and because he could not do this by an express
law, he so acted, in imitation of the Persian kings, as to bereave men of ...
/.../of the manner in which the persecutors died/chap xxi having thus attained.htm

Philippians iii. 3-Jan
... the flesh.". Dejection and care, whenever they strain the soul beyond due
measure, bereave it of its native force. And therefore ...
/.../homily x philippians iii 3-jan.htm

Songs of the Cross Queen Maria of Hungary's Song.
... God is not far, though hidden now,. He soon shall rise and make them bow. Who of
His word bereave me. Judge as ye will my cause this hour,. Yours is the power,. ...
/.../lyra germanica second series the christian life/songs of the cross queen.htm

Or Take the Following Hymn, which Surely Embodies a Noble ...
... Who well I know. With craft and wrath is working hour by hour,. Me e'er deceive,
or e'er bereave. Of Thy dear Presence that benumbs his power. ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/or take the following hymn.htm

Your Gods, it is Recorded, Dine on Celestial Couches...
... nor do you check, by any fear of chastisement at least, the recklessness of your
wanton literature; others, through madness and frenzy, bereave themselves, and ...
/.../arnobius/the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/33 your gods it is.htm

Bereave (10 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To take away from. 3. (vt) To take away. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. BEREAVE; BEREAVER; BEREFT. be-rev', be-rev'-er, be ...
/b/bereave.htm - 11k

Bereft (9 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (pp) of Bereave. 2. (v.) imp. & pp of Bereave.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BEREAVE; BEREAVER; BEREFT. ...
/b/bereft.htm - 10k

Bereaver (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) One who bereaves. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. BEREAVE; BEREAVER; BEREFT. be-rev', be-rev'-er, be ...
/b/bereaver.htm - 8k

Widow (71 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Widowed. 3. (vt) To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave
of a husband; -- rarely used except in the past participle. ...
/w/widow.htm - 31k

Deprive (17 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar;
to shut out from; -- with a remoter object, usually preceded by of. ...
/d/deprive.htm - 11k

Childless (25 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Deuteronomy 32:25 Outside the sword shall bereave, and in the chambers,
terror; on both young man and virgin, The suckling with the gray-haired man. ...
/c/childless.htm - 13k

Bereaved (20 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Bereave. Multi-Version Concordance
Bereaved (20 Occurrences). John 14:18 I will not leave ...
/b/bereaved.htm - 12k

Nursling (3 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 32:25 Outside the sword shall bereave, and in the chambers, terror;
on both young man and virgin, The suckling with the gray-haired man. (See NAS). ...
/n/nursling.htm - 7k

Laboring (8 Occurrences)
... hath neither son nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labour, neither is
his eye satisfied with riches: 'for whom then do I labour, and bereave my soul ...
/l/laboring.htm - 9k

Gray-haired (4 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 32:25 Outside the sword shall bereave, and in the chambers, terror;
on both young man and virgin, The suckling with the gray-haired man. (WEB NIV). ...
/g/gray-haired.htm - 7k

Bible Concordance
Bereave (10 Occurrences)

Leviticus 26:22 and sent against you the beast of the field, and it hath bereaved you; and I have cut off your cattle, and have made you few, and your ways have been desolate.
(Root in YLT NAS)

Deuteronomy 32:25 Outside the sword shall bereave, and in the chambers, terror; on both young man and virgin, The suckling with the gray-haired man.

Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.

Jeremiah 15:7 I have winnowed them with a fan in the gates of the land; I have bereaved them of children, I have destroyed my people; they didn't return from their ways.

Ezekiel 5:17 and I will send on you famine and evil animals, and they shall bereave you; and pestilence and blood shall pass through you; and I will bring the sword on you: I, Yahweh, have spoken it.

Ezekiel 14:15 If I cause evil beasts to pass through the land, and they bereave it, and it become a desolation, so that no one passeth through because of the beasts;

Ezekiel 36:12 Yes, I will cause men to walk on you, even my people Israel; and they shall possess you, and you shall be their inheritance, and you shall no more henceforth bereave them of children.

Ezekiel 36:13 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because they say to you, You are a devourer of men, and have been a bereaver of your nation;

Ezekiel 36:14 therefore you shall devour men no more, neither bereave your nation any more, says the Lord Yahweh;

Hosea 9:12 Though they bring up their children, yet I will bereave them, so that not a man shall be left. Indeed, woe also to them when I depart from them!



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Bereaver (1 Occurrence)

Widow (71 Occurrences)

Deprive (17 Occurrences)

Childless (25 Occurrences)

Bereaved (20 Occurrences)

Nursling (3 Occurrences)

Laboring (8 Occurrences)

Gray-haired (4 Occurrences)

Gray (16 Occurrences)

Inner-chambers (2 Occurrences)

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Chambers (68 Occurrences)

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Sucking (7 Occurrences)

Suckling (19 Occurrences)

Strip (33 Occurrences)

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Infants (71 Occurrences)

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Terror (137 Occurrences)

Youth (169 Occurrences)

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Rear (46 Occurrences)

Pestilence (57 Occurrences)

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