Bestead
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The rendering in Isaiah 8:21, where alone it occurs, of a Hebrew word meaning to oppress, or be in circumstances of hardship.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (imp. & p. p.) of Bestead.

2. (v. t.) To put in a certain situation or condition; to circumstance; to place.

3. (v. t.) To put in peril; to beset.

4. (v. t.) To serve; to assist; to profit; to avail.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BESTEAD

be-sted' (niqsheh, "caught in a snare," "entrapped"; as Judah hard pressed in their own land by the Assyrians (Isaiah 8:21 the King James Version)): Found only here. Old English word steden meaning "place," hence, "set," "beset"; usually with "ill," "sorely bested." In the Revised Version (British and American) rendered "sore distressed."

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Stephen's vision
... vision swept into his soul, as on a mighty wave, the fact, overwhelming if it had
not been so transcendently strengthening to the sorely bestead prisoner, that ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/stephens vision.htm

Acts ii. 22
... [155] It shows that death itself in holding Him had pangs as in travail, and was
sore bestead: [156] whereas, by pains, or, travail-pangs, of death, the Old ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily vi acts ii 22.htm

The Baptism of Jesus: Its Higher Meaning.
... as the Bath-Qol,' or Daughter-Voice,' of which we read in Rabbinic writings, as
bringing heaven's testimony or decision to perplexed or hardly bestead Rabbis. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xii the baptism of.htm

Funeral Oration on the Great S. Basil, Bishop of C├Žsarea in ...
... or partisans, nor was it his part to fight, or rend the body of the Church, which
was from other reasons the subject of attack, and hardly bestead, from the ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/oration xliii funeral oration on.htm

Thesaurus
Bestead (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (imp. & pp) of Bestead. 2. (vt) To put in a certain situation or condition; to
circumstance; to place. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BESTEAD. ...
/b/bestead.htm - 7k

Bestiality

/b/bestiality.htm - 6k

Deborah (10 Occurrences)
... the nation's cause. And the nation was sore bestead because it had become
faithless to the Lord and chosen new gods. Out of the ...
/d/deborah.htm - 14k

Fret (9 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall
come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves ...
/f/fret.htm - 13k

Hardly (26 Occurrences)
... hardly let us go," qashah, literally, "hardened to let us go," the Revised Version
margin "hardened himself against letting us go"; "hardly bestead" (Isaiah 8 ...
/h/hardly.htm - 23k

Best (252 Occurrences)

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Hard-pressed (4 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall
come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves ...
/h/hard-pressed.htm - 7k

Hunger (52 Occurrences)
... "Hard bestead and hungry" in Isaiah 8:21 means bested (that is, placed) in a condition
of hardship, "sore distressed," the American Standard Revised Version. ...
/h/hunger.htm - 25k

Harddiness
... hardly let us go," qashah, literally, "hardened to let us go," the Revised Version
margin "hardened himself against letting us go"; "hardly bestead" (Isaiah 8 ...
/h/harddiness.htm - 14k

Hardiness
... hardly let us go," qashah, literally, "hardened to let us go," the Revised Version
margin "hardened himself against letting us go"; "hardly bestead" (Isaiah 8 ...
/h/hardiness.htm - 15k

Bible Concordance
Bestead (1 Occurrence)

Isaiah 8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
(KJV JPS)

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