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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Engaged in some business; hard at work (either habitually or only for the time being); occupied with serious affairs; not idle nor at leisure; as, a busy merchant.

2. (a.) Constantly at work; diligent; active.

3. (a.) Crowded with business or activities; -- said of places and times; as, a busy street.

4. (a.) Officious; meddling; foolish active.

5. (a.) Careful; anxious.

6. (v. t.) To make or keep busy; to employ; to engage or keep engaged; to occupy; as, to busy one's self with books.

4231. pragmateuomai -- to busy oneself
... to busy oneself. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pragmateuomai Phonetic Spelling:
(prag-mat-yoo'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I transact business, trade ...
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4021. periergos -- overly careful, curious, meddling, subst. a ...
... Phonetic Spelling: (per-ee'-er-gos) Short Definition: a busybody, curious, magical
Definition: of persons: over-careful; curious, meddling, a busy-body; of ...
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390. anastrepho -- to overturn, turn back
... From ana and strepho; to overturn; also to return; by implication, to busy oneself,
ie Remain, live -- abide, behave self, have conversation, live, overthrow ...
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3696. hoplon -- a tool, implement, weapon
... Probably from a primary hepo (to be busy about); an implement or utensil or tool
(literally or figuratively, especially, offensive for war) -- armour ...
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4453. poleo -- to exchange or barter, to sell
... sell, whatever is sold. Probably ultimately from pelomai (to be busy, to trade);
to barter (as a pedlar), ie To sell -- sell, whatever is sold. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6213. asah -- do, make
... broadest sense and widest application (as follows) -- accomplish, advance, appoint,
apt, be at, become, bear, bestow, bring forth, bruise, be busy, X certainly ...
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6213a. asah -- do, make
... 1), bring (4), bring it about (1), bring about (1), bring forth (1), brought (1),
brought about (4), brought forth (1), build* (1), built (3), busy (1), cared ...
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A Busy Week
... Chapter 12. Wesley's Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations;
the Speaking Statue; Wesley's Pentecost A Busy Week. Monday ...
//christianbookshelf.org/wesley/the journal of john wesley/a busy week.htm

Of those who Having Made Light of Great Things Busy Themselves ...
... II. Second Conference of Abbot Moses. Chapter XXI. Of those who having
made light of great things busy themselves about trifles. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xxi of those who.htm

"I was Delivered from the Enemy by the virtue of Christ's Passion"
... jangling, [286] as if it had been of two persons; and both, to my thinking, jangled
at one time as if they had holden a parliament with a great busy-ness; and ...
/.../julian/revelations of divine love/chapter lxix i was delivered.htm

Of the Stink of Lechery and the Peril of Touching: and of the ...
... Whiles a man weds not for pure love of God and virtue and chastity, but is busy
to live in chastity and in array of all virtue, doubtless he gets to himself a ...
//christianbookshelf.org/rolle/the fire of love/chapter xxiv of the stink.htm

... IT has sometimes happened, even in these busy days, that there are dreamy people
who would hail such words as these with a joy that springs, however little ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bevan/three friends of god/chapter xx work.htm

The Teaching of the Boisterous and Untaught, Desiring to Love: and ...
... They burn in the love of Christ; they study after heavenly sights; they are ever
busy, as much as in them is, with good works; they overflow with the likings ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/rolle/the fire of love/chapter xxix the teaching of.htm

Of True Meekness and Adversity: and of the Example of the Saints ...
... Nevertheless thou that forsakest the world and art busy to follow Christ in poverty,
be busy to know thyself; for truly if thou forsakest the deeds and desires ...
/.../rolle/the fire of love/chapter xxvii of true meekness.htm

That a True Lover Despises Worldly Things and Desires Heavenly ...
... Therefore thou oughtest to gainstand them that are busy to destroy those
things"that is to say virtues"that Christ desires. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/rolle/the fire of love/chapter xxviii that a true.htm

Two views of Life
... the misery of man was great upon him.' To his jaundiced eye the effort of life appeared
like the play of the wind in the desert, always busy, but sometime busy ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/two views of life.htm

By the Sea of Galilee - the Final Call of the First Disciples, and ...
... unknown. Close by, on either side of the city, the country was studded with
villages and towns, a busy, thriving, happy multitude. ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xiii by the sea.htm

Busy (13 Occurrences)
... in some business; hard at work (either habitually or only for the time being); occupied
with serious affairs; not idle nor at leisure; as, a busy merchant. ...
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Busy-bodies (2 Occurrences)
Busy-bodies. Busybodies, Busy-bodies. Busybody . Multi-Version
Concordance Busy-bodies (2 Occurrences). 2 Thessalonians ...
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Ever-busy (1 Occurrence)
Ever-busy. Ever-burning, Ever-busy. Ever-changing . Multi-Version
Concordance Ever-busy (1 Occurrence). James 3:8 But ...
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Busy-body (1 Occurrence)
Busy-body. Busybody, Busy-body. But . Multi-Version Concordance
Busy-body (1 Occurrence). 1 Peter 4:15 But let none ...
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Busybody (3 Occurrences)

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Uproar (33 Occurrences)
... Acts 24:18 While I was busy about these, they found me in the Temple purified, with
no crowd around me and no uproar; but there were certain Jews from the ...
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Occupy (25 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of; to
employ; to busy. 4. (vt) To do business in; to busy one's self with. ...
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Bustles (1 Occurrence)
... Bustles (1 Occurrence). Psalms 39:6 "Surely every man walks like a shadow. Surely
they busy themselves in vain. He heaps up, and doesn't know who shall gather. ...
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But (42052 Occurrences)

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... (b) Gnostics, Marcion: While the Apologists were busy commending or defending
Christianity, heresy in the form of Gnosticism was also compelling attention to ...
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Bible Concordance
Busy (13 Occurrences)

Matthew 24:38 At that time, before the Deluge, men were busy eating and drinking, taking wives or giving them, up to the very day when Noah entered the Ark,

Luke 10:40 Martha meanwhile was busy and distracted in waiting at table, and she came and said, "Master, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do all the waiting? Tell her to assist me."

Acts 24:18 While I was busy about these, they found me in the Temple purified, with no crowd around me and no uproar; but there were certain Jews from the province of Asia.

2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear of some who walk among you in rebellion, who don't work at all, but are busybodies.

Titus 2:5 to be sober minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that God's word may not be blasphemed.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 18:27 It happened at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, "Cry aloud; for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he has gone aside, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he sleeps and must be awakened."
(See NIV)

1 Kings 20:40 As your servant was busy here and there, he was gone." The king of Israel said to him, "So your judgment shall be; yourself have decided it."

Psalms 39:6 "Surely every man walks like a shadow. Surely they busy themselves in vain. He heaps up, and doesn't know who shall gather.

Psalms 141:4 Keep my heart from desiring any evil thing, or from taking part in the sins of the evil-doers with men who do wrong: and let me have no part in their good things.
(See RSV)

Ecclesiastes 1:13 And I gave my heart to searching out in wisdom all things which are done under heaven: it is a hard thing which God has put on the sons of men to do.
(See RSV)

Ecclesiastes 3:10 I saw the work which God has put on the sons of man.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 32:6 For the foolish man will say foolish things, having evil thoughts in his heart, working what is unclean, and talking falsely about the Lord, to keep food from him who is in need of it, and water from him whose soul is desiring it.
(See NIV)

Haggai 1:9 "You looked for much, and, behold, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?" says Yahweh of Armies, "Because of my house that lies waste, while each of you is busy with his own house.



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