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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son.

2. (v. t.) To act as a boy; -- in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

(yeledh, "child," na`ar, "lad," "youth"; ho pais and he pais): Refers to a child of any age, and is sometimes used of either sex: Joel 3:3 Zechariah 8:5 Matthew 17:18 Luke 2:43; Luke 8:51, 54 fem.; Luke 9:42. In the East the word applies also to an adult who is a servant (Matthew 8:6 the Revised Version, margin). The boy occupied a place of special importance in the family life of all ancient people. In Syria the father even was called by the name of his son. He was known as the father of Joseph, or whatever the n ame might be. As is true among all oriental people, while the father had absolute control in his case as well as in the case of the rest of the household, yet the boy received a consideration and advantages not accorded to the daughter. In the Jewish family his religious life began at the fourth year. He was expected to learn the Scriptures at five, the Mishna at ten, and to fulfill the whole law at thirteen. At twelve years he was expected to learn a trade, and attained to something of independence at that age, though he did not come into full rights as a citizen until he was twenty. Among many nations there was special rejoicing at the birth of the boy, and sometimes a feast. One of the most ancient customs was the planting of a cedar tree on this occasion.


Jacob W. Kapp

3816. pais -- a child, boy, youth
... a child, boy, youth. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine; Noun, Masculine Transliteration:
pais Phonetic Spelling: (paheece) Short Definition: a boy or girl child ...
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3808. paidarion -- a little boy
... a little boy. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: paidarion Phonetic Spelling:
(pahee-dar'-ee-on) Short Definition: a little boy, lad Definition: a ...
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3807. paidagogos -- a trainer of boys, ie a tutor
... of boys, ie a tutor. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: paidagogos
Phonetic Spelling: (pahee-dag-o-gos') Short Definition: a boy's guardian or ...
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3813. paidion -- a young child
... Word Origin dim. of pais Definition a young child NASB Word Usage boy's (1), Child
(10), child (21), child's (2), children (17), children's (1). ...
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3815. paizo -- to play as a child
... Word Origin from pais Definition to play as a child NASB Word Usage play (1).
play. From pais; to sport (as a boy) -- play. see GREEK pais. ...
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1359. Dioskouroi -- the Dioscuri, twin sons of Zeus (Castor and ...
... Word Origin from Dios (see diopetes) and pl. of kouros (boy) Definition the Dioscuri,
twin sons of Zeus (Castor and Pollux) NASB Word Usage Twin brothers (1). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5288. naar -- a boy, lad, youth, retainer
... 5287, 5288. naar. 5289 . a boy, lad, youth, retainer. Transliteration:
naar Phonetic Spelling: (nah'-ar) Short Definition: men. ...
/hebrew/5288.htm - 6k

3206. yeled -- child, son, boy, youth
... yeled. 3207 . child, son, boy, youth. Transliteration: yeled Phonetic Spelling:
(yeh'-led) Short Definition: child. ... boy, child, fruit, son, young man one. ...
/hebrew/3206.htm - 6k

5759. avil -- a young boy
... 5758, 5759. avil. 5760 . a young boy. Transliteration: avil Phonetic
Spelling: (av-eel') Short Definition: ones. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/5759.htm - 6k

1397. geber -- man
... Word Origin from gabar Definition man NASB Word Usage boy (1), everyone (1), man
(54), man's (3), men (8), warrior (1). every one, man, mighty. ...
/hebrew/1397.htm - 6k

2056. valad -- offspring, child
... Word Origin from yalad Definition offspring, child NASB Word Usage child (1). child.
For yeled; a boy -- child. see HEBREW yeled. 2055, 2056. valad. 2057 . ...
/hebrew/2056.htm - 6k

2145. zakar -- male
... Word Origin from zakar Definition male NASB Word Usage boy (2), intimately*
(3), male (56), males (19), man (4). him, male, manchild,. ...
/hebrew/2145.htm - 6k


The Home and the Boy
The Boy and the Sunday School. <. ... I THE HOME AND THE BOY. The greatest
of the three institutions affecting boy life, from ...
/.../alexander/the boy and the sunday school/i the home and the.htm

The Boy and the Sunday School
The Boy and the Sunday School. <. The Boy and the Sunday School
John L. Alexander. Produced by Curtis Weyant, Thomas ...
// boy and the sunday school/

The Boy who was to be Manager
... THE BOY WHO WAS TO BE MANAGER. A boy recently answered an advertisement
of a certain firm in New York which wanted an office-boy. ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/the boy who was to.htm

The Church and the Boy
The Boy and the Sunday School. <. ... III THE CHURCH AND THE BOY. If
the foregoing facts considering the home and school life ...
/.../alexander/the boy and the sunday school/iii the church and the.htm

The Boy in the Temple
... VOLUME I: ST. LUKE Chaps. I to XII THE BOY IN THE TEMPLE. 'And He said
unto them, How is it that ye sought Me! wist ye not that I ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/the boy in the temple.htm

The Boy and the Turtle
... THE BOY AND THE TURTLE. Theodore Parker was one of the greatest preachers
America ever had, and this story is told of him as a boy. ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/the boy and the turtle.htm

The Boy and the Nickel
... THE BOY AND THE NICKEL. A man once found a boy crying on the street, and
asked the little chap what he was crying about. The child ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/the boy and the nickel.htm

The French Drummer-Boy
... THE FRENCH DRUMMER-BOY. I want to tell you to-day of one of the bravest
deeds ever done by a boy. It happened this way. Back in the ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/the french drummer-boy.htm

The Public School and the Boy
The Boy and the Sunday School. <. ... II THE PUBLIC SCHOOL AND THE
BOY. Of the primary institutions that are cooperating in ...
/.../alexander/the boy and the sunday school/ii the public school and.htm

The Gentle Boy
lodging, my poor boy, and no wonder that you weep," said he. ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the gentle boy.htm

Boy (94 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To act as a boy; -- in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's
parts on the stage. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BOY. ...
/b/boy.htm - 35k

Boy's (10 Occurrences)
...Boy's (10 Occurrences). ... Genesis 21:17 And the boy's cry came to the ears of God;
and the angel of God said to Hagar from heaven, Hagar, why are you weeping? ...
/b/boy's.htm - 9k

Arrow (34 Occurrences)
... (BBE NIV). 1 Samuel 20:21 Behold, I will send the boy, saying,'Go, find the arrows!'
If I tell the boy,'Behold, the arrows are on this side of you. ...
/a/arrow.htm - 17k

Arrows (59 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 20:21 Behold, I will send the boy, saying,'Go, find the arrows!' If
I tell the boy,'Behold, the arrows are on this side of you. ...
/a/arrows.htm - 25k

Shot (25 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV). 1 Samuel 20:36 He said to his boy, "Run, find
now the arrows which I shoot." As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him. ...
/s/shot.htm - 15k

Ishmael (44 Occurrences)
... behavior toward her mistress underwent a radical change; she was "despised in her
eyes." But for the intervention of the angel of Yahweh, the boy might have ...
/i/ishmael.htm - 38k

Boyhood (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The state of being a boy; the time during which
one is a boy. Multi-Version Concordance Boyhood (1 Occurrence). ...
/b/boyhood.htm - 6k

Demetrius (3 Occurrences)
... Philopator). He was sent as a boy to Rome, by his father, to serve as a hostage,
and remained there quietly during his father's life. ...
/d/demetrius.htm - 17k

Threw (133 Occurrences)
... Mark 9:26 So with a loud cry he threw the boy into fit after fit, and came out.
The boy looked as if he were dead, so that most of them said he was dead; (WEY). ...
/t/threw.htm - 34k

Boys (15 Occurrences)
... Joel 3:3 And they have put the fate of my people to the decision of chance: giving
a boy for the price of a loose woman and a girl for a drink of wine. ...
/b/boys.htm - 10k

Bible Concordance
Boy (94 Occurrences)

Matthew 17:17 Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me."
(See NIV)

Matthew 17:18 Jesus rebuked him, the demon went out of him, and the boy was cured from that hour.

Mark 9:19 "O unbelieving generation!" replied Jesus; "how long must I be with you? how long must I have patience with you? Bring the boy to me."

Mark 9:20 They brought him to him, and when he saw him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground, wallowing and foaming at the mouth.

Mark 9:26 Having cried out, and convulsed greatly, it came out of him. The boy became like one dead; so much that most of them said, "He is dead."

Mark 10:20 He said to him, "Teacher, I have observed all these things from my youth."
(See NIV)

Luke 2:43 and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. Joseph and his mother didn't know it,

Luke 9:38 Behold, a man from the crowd called out, saying, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.
(See NAS)

Luke 9:42 While he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him violently. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.

Luke 18:21 And he said, All these things I have done from the time when I was a boy.

John 4:49 The man said, Sir, come down before my boy is dead.

John 4:51 And while he was going down, his servants came to him and said, Your boy is living.

John 6:9 "There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these among so many?"

John 7:22 Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a boy.

John 7:23 If a boy receives circumcision on the Sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me, because I made a man completely healthy on the Sabbath?

Acts 20:12 They brought the boy in alive, and were greatly comforted.

Genesis 21:12 God said to Abraham, "Don't let it be grievous in your sight because of the boy, and because of your handmaid. In all that Sarah says to you, listen to her voice. For from Isaac will your seed be called.

Genesis 21:14 And early in the morning Abraham got up, and gave Hagar some bread and a water-skin, and put the boy on her back, and sent her away: and she went, wandering in the waste land of Beer-sheba.

Genesis 21:15 The water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

Genesis 21:16 She went and sat down opposite him, a good way off, about a bow shot away. For she said, "Don't let me see the death of the child." She sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.

Genesis 21:17 God heard the voice of the boy. The angel of God called to Hagar out of the sky, and said to her, "What ails you, Hagar? Don't be afraid. For God has heard the voice of the boy where he is.

Genesis 21:18 Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation."

Genesis 21:19 God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink.

Genesis 21:20 God was with the boy, and he grew. He lived in the wilderness, and became, as he grew up, an archer.

Genesis 22:5 Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go yonder. We will worship, and come back to you."

Genesis 22:12 He said, "Don't lay your hand on the boy, neither do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me."

Genesis 37:2 This is the history of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. Joseph brought an evil report of them to their father.

Genesis 37:30 He returned to his brothers, and said, "The child is no more; and I, where will I go?"

Genesis 42:22 Reuben answered them, saying, "Didn't I tell you, saying,'Don't sin against the child,' and you wouldn't listen? Therefore also, behold, his blood is required."

Genesis 43:8 Judah said to Israel, his father, "Send the boy with me, and we'll get up and go, so that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, and also our little ones.

Genesis 44:22 We said to my lord,'The boy can't leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.'

Genesis 44:30 Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the boy's life;

Genesis 44:31 it will happen, when he sees that the boy is no more, that he will die. Your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant, our father, with sorrow to Sheol.

Genesis 44:32 For your servant became collateral for the boy to my father, saying,'If I don't bring him to you, then I will bear the blame to my father forever.'

Genesis 44:33 Now therefore, please let your servant stay instead of the boy, a bondservant to my lord; and let the boy go up with his brothers.

Genesis 44:34 For how will I go up to my father, if the boy isn't with me?-lest I see the evil that will come on my father."

Exodus 1:16 and he said, "When you perform the duty of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birth stool; if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live."
(See NIV)

Exodus 1:22 Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, "You shall cast every son who is born into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive."
(See NIV)

Exodus 2:6 And she opened it, and saw the child, and behold, the boy wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.

Leviticus 12:3 In the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 12:7 and he shall offer it before Yahweh, and make atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood. "'This is the law for her who bears, whether a male or a female.
(See NIV)

Judges 8:20 Then he said to Jether, his oldest son, Up! Put them to death. But the boy did not take out his sword, fearing because he was still a boy.

Judges 13:5 for lo, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from birth; and he shall begin to deliver Israel from the hand of the Philistines."

Judges 13:7 but he said to me, 'Behold, you shall conceive and bear a son; so then drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from birth to the day of his death.'"

Judges 13:8 Then Mano'ah entreated the LORD, and said, "O, LORD, I pray thee, let the man of God whom thou didst send come again to us, and teach us what we are to do with the boy that will be born."

Judges 13:24 And the woman bore a son, and called his name Samson; and the boy grew, and the LORD blessed him.

Judges 16:26 and Samson said to the boy who held him by the hand, "Allow me to feel the pillars whereupon the house rests, that I may lean on them."

1 Samuel 1:11 She vowed a vow, and said, "Yahweh of Armies, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your handmaid, and remember me, and not forget your handmaid, but will give to your handmaid a boy, then I will give him to Yahweh all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come on his head."

1 Samuel 1:22 But Hannah didn't go up; for she said to her husband, "Not until the child is weaned; then I will bring him, that he may appear before Yahweh, and stay there forever."
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 1:24 And she took him up with her when she had weaned him, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a flask of wine, and brought him to the house of Jehovah to Shiloh; and the boy was young.

1 Samuel 1:25 And they slaughtered the bullock, and brought the boy to Eli.

1 Samuel 1:27 For this boy I prayed; and Jehovah has granted me my petition which I asked of him.

1 Samuel 2:11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the boy ministered to Jehovah in the presence of Eli the priest.

1 Samuel 2:18 And Samuel ministered before Jehovah, a boy girded with a linen ephod.

1 Samuel 2:21 So Jehovah visited Hannah, and she conceived, and bore three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew before Jehovah.

1 Samuel 2:26 And the boy Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with Jehovah and also with men.

1 Samuel 3:1 And the boy Samuel ministered to Jehovah before Eli. And the word of Jehovah was rare in those days; a vision was not frequent.

1 Samuel 3:8 And Jehovah called again the third time, Samuel! And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And Eli perceived that Jehovah was calling the boy.

1 Samuel 4:21 She named the child Ichabod, saying, "The glory has departed from Israel;" because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father-in-law and her husband.

1 Samuel 17:33 And Saul said to David, You are not able to go out against this Philistine and have a fight with him: for you are only a boy, and he has been a man of war from his earliest days.

1 Samuel 17:42 And when the Philistine, taking note, saw David, he had a poor opinion of him: for he was only a boy, red-haired and good-looking.

1 Samuel 20:21 Behold, I will send the boy, saying,'Go, find the arrows!' If I tell the boy,'Behold, the arrows are on this side of you. Take them;' then come; for there is peace to you and no hurt, as Yahweh lives.

1 Samuel 20:22 But if I say this to the boy,'Behold, the arrows are beyond you;' then go your way; for Yahweh has sent you away.

1 Samuel 20:35 It happened in the morning, that Jonathan went out into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little boy with him.

1 Samuel 20:36 He said to his boy, "Run, find now the arrows which I shoot." As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

1 Samuel 20:37 When the boy was come to the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan cried after the boy, and said, "Isn't the arrow beyond you?"

1 Samuel 20:38 Jonathan cried after the boy, "Go fast! Hurry! Don't delay!" Jonathan's boy gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

1 Samuel 20:39 But the boy didn't know anything. Only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

1 Samuel 20:40 Jonathan gave his weapons to his boy, and said to him, "Go, carry them to the city."

1 Samuel 20:41 As soon as the boy was gone, David arose out of a place toward the South, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times. They kissed one another, and wept one with another, and David wept the most.

1 Samuel 30:19 There was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor anything that they had taken to them. David brought back all.
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 17:18 But a boy saw them, and told Absalom. Then they both went away quickly, and came to the house of a man in Bahurim, who had a well in his court; and they went down there.

1 Kings 3:7 And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in the place of David my father; and I am only a young boy, with no knowledge of how to go out or come in.

1 Kings 11:17 Hadad, being still a young boy, went in flight to Egypt, with certain Edomites, servants of his father;

1 Kings 14:3 Take with you ten loaves, and cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will become of the child."

1 Kings 14:12 Arise therefore, and go to your house. When your feet enter into the city, the child shall die.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 14:17 Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah. As she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 17:21 He stretched himself on the child three times, and cried to Yahweh, and said, "Yahweh my God, please let this child's soul come into him again."
(See NIV)

2 Kings 4:20 When he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon, and then died.
(See NIV)

2 Kings 4:31 Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff on the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Therefore he returned to meet him, and told him, saying, "The child has not awakened."
(See NIV)

2 Kings 4:32 When Elisha had come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid on his bed.
(See NIV)

2 Kings 4:34 He went up, and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, and his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands. He stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child grew warm.
(See NIV)

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.
(See NIV)

2 Kings 5:14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 34:3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the Asherim, and the engraved images, and the molten images.
(See RSV)

Job 3:3 "Let the day perish in which I was born, the night which said,'There is a boy conceived.'

Ecclesiastes 10:16 Unhappy is the land whose king is a boy, and whose rulers are feasting in the morning.

Isaiah 7:16 For before the child is old enough to make a decision between evil and good, the land whose two kings you are now fearing will have become waste.

Isaiah 8:4 For before the child is able to say, Father, or, Mother, the wealth of Damascus and the goods of Samaria will be taken away by the king of Assyria.

Isaiah 11:6 And the wolf will be living with the lamb, and the leopard will take his rest with the young goat; and the lion will take grass for food like the ox; and the young lion will go with the young ones of the herd; and a little child will be their guide.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 66:7 Before her pains came, she gave birth; before her pains, she gave birth to a man-child.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 20:15 Cursed is the man who brought news to my father, saying, A boy is born to you; making him very glad.

Jeremiah 51:22 With you man and woman will be broken; with you the old man and the boy will be broken; with you the young man and the virgin will be broken;

Joel 3:3 and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a prostitute, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.



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