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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. p.) of Bereave.

2. (v.) imp. & p. p. of Bereave.

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
... from 575 , "separate from" and 3737 , "leave as an orphan") -- properly, to orphan;
(figuratively) , leaving someone defenseless -- like an orphan, bereft of a ...
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650. apostereo -- to defraud, deprive of
... ap-os-ter-eh'-o) Short Definition: I deprive one of something, rob Definition: I
defraud, deprive of, despoil; mid: I endure deprivation; pass: I am bereft of. ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
4480. min -- from
... because (92), because* (86), before (12), before* (117), beforehand* (1), behind*
(10), belongs (1), below (1), below* (10), beneath* (7), bereft* (1), beside ...
/hebrew/4480.htm - 8k

369. ayin -- nothing, nought
... root Definition nothing, nought NASB Word Usage almost (1), bereft* (1), beyond
(5), beyond* (1), cease (2), countless* (2), else* (1), endless* (1), fails (1 ...
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7604. shaar -- to remain, be left over
... root Definition to remain, be left over NASB Word Usage bereft (1), have a left
(1), have...left (1), leave (12), leave as a remnant (1), leaves (1), left (73 ...
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1St Day of Month. Pardoning Grace.
... stranger to thy bosom. Though thou hast all else beside, bereft of God thou
must be "bereft indeed." Lord! I come! As thy pardoning ...
/.../macduff/the faithful promiser/1st day of month pardoning.htm

Our Creation and God's Incarnation Most Intimately Connected. As ...
... state of non-existence, they were called into being by the Presence and loving-kindness
of the Word, it followed naturally that when men were bereft of the ...
/.../select works and letters or athanasius/section 4 our creation and.htm

O, Death, be not Thou Boastful, Over the Just
... presence."31. Ye shall have life from the dead, O ye mortals, and I who
am bereft shall be bereft in the midst of Sheol."32. Let ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn lxviii o death be.htm

That Therefore the Baptism of John was not the Same as the Baptism ...
... into whatever depth of evil, and into whatever fearful whirlpool of sin the baptized
person may fall, even to the ruin of apostasy, he yet is not bereft of his ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 15 17 that.htm

Scriptural Poems; Being Several Portions of Scripture Digested ...
... Mahlon, t'other Chilion, His wife was Naomi, Ephrathites they were: They went to
Moab and continued there: Where of her husband Naomi was bereft, And only she ...
/.../scriptural poems being several portions.htm

On the Coming of Our Lord in the Flesh; Its Nature and Cause.
... manifested his blessed and wondrous healing power; restoring the dead to life again,
and renewing with a word the powers of those who had been bereft of bodily ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter xi on the coming of.htm

The Attractive Power of God
... heaven. Deadly sin is also a death of all grace, for whenever such a sin
is committed, the soul is bereft of all grace. Similarly ...
/.../eckhart/meister eckharts sermons/i the attractive power of.htm

The Divine Dilemma and Its Solution in the Incarnation
... would have been well enough; but when once transgression had begun men came under
the power of the corruption proper to their nature and were bereft of the ...
/.../athanasius/on the incarnation of the word/chapter 2 the divine dilemma.htm

"Nothing is Impossible to Industry, "Said one of the Seven Sages ...
... The widow, weak and helpless, is helplessness personified; bereft of every hope
and influence which could move an unjust judge, she yet wins her case solely by ...
/.../bounds/purpose in prayer/chapter vi nothing is impossible.htm

He Restoreth My Soul.
... But we, like senseless, erring sheep, if bereft of the Shepherd's guiding care,
do not learn, in life's sad school, the way to keep free from harm. ...
/.../callan/the shepherd of my soul/v he restoreth my soul.htm

Bereft (9 Occurrences)
... BEREAVE; BEREAVER; BEREFT. ...Bereft is found in 1 Timothy 6:5 (from the Greek apostereo,
"to rob") "bereft of the truth" (the King James Version "destitute"). ...
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Bereaver (1 Occurrence)
... BEREAVE; BEREAVER; BEREFT. ...Bereft is found in 1 Timothy 6:5 (from the Greek apostereo,
"to rob") "bereft of the truth" (the King James Version "destitute"). ...
/b/bereaver.htm - 8k

Bereave (10 Occurrences)
... BEREAVE; BEREAVER; BEREFT. ...Bereft is found in 1 Timothy 6:5 (from the Greek apostereo,
"to rob") "bereft of the truth" (the King James Version "destitute"). ...
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Bered (2 Occurrences)

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Berekiah (11 Occurrences)

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Fatherless (44 Occurrences)
... Here the word for "fatherless" is orphanos ("bereft," "orphaned"), which
is the Septuagint translation of the Old Testament yathom. ...
/f/fatherless.htm - 24k

Corrupted (28 Occurrences)
... 1 Timothy 6:5 wranglings of men corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth,
supposing that godliness is a way of gain. (ASV DBY YLT). ...
/c/corrupted.htm - 15k

Comfortless (1 Occurrence)
... in John 14:18, the Revised Version (British and American) "desolate"; "fatherless"
in James 1:27 (compare Psalm 68:5). The term signifies bereft of a father ...
/c/comfortless.htm - 7k

Hosea (6 Occurrences)
... Israel, now bereft of all, helpless, homeless, is at last convinced that, as her
God could take away all, so it was from Him she had received all: she is shut ...
/h/hosea.htm - 43k

Bible Concordance
Bereft (9 Occurrences)

1 Thessalonians 2:17 But we, brothers, being bereaved of you for a short season, in presence, not in heart, tried even harder to see your face with great desire,
(See RSV)

1 Timothy 6:5 wranglings of men corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, supposing that godliness is a way of gain.

Genesis 27:45 until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him; then I will send, and fetch thee from thence; why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?'
(See RSV)

Ruth 1:5 Mahlon and Chilion both died, and the woman was bereaved of her two children and of her husband.

Psalms 76:5 The stouthearted are made a spoil, They have slept their sleep; And none of the men of might have found their hands.
(See JPS)

Isaiah 3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit upon the ground.
(See JPS)

Jeremiah 10:14 Every man is become brutish, bereft of knowledge; every founder is put to shame by the graven image, for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Jeremiah 46:19 You daughter who dwells in Egypt, furnish yourself to go into captivity; for Memphis shall become a desolation, and shall be burnt up, without inhabitant.
(See NAS)

Lamentations 3:17 You have removed my soul far off from peace; I forgot prosperity.
(See RSV)



Related Terms

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Comfortless (1 Occurrence)

Hosea (6 Occurrences)

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