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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The apparent diurnal revolution of the sun round the earth (Psalm 19:6), and the changes of the wind (Ecclesiastes 1:6). In Job 22:14, "in the circuit of heaven" (R.V. marg., "on the vault of heaven") means the "arch of heaven," which seems to be bent over our heads.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth round the sun.

2. (n.) The circumference of, or distance round, any space; the measure of a line round an area.

3. (n.) That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.

4. (n.) The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.

5. (n.) A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.

6. (n.) A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.

7. (n.) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.

8. (n.) Circumlocution.

9. (v. i.) To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.

10. (v. t.) To travel around.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

sur'-kit, "a going around": Used to represent several Hebrew words in several senses, e.g. the sun's orbit (tequphah), Psalm 19:6; the vault of the heavens (chugh), Job 22:14 the King James Version; the circuit of the winds (cabhibh), Ecclesiastes 1:6 (see ASTRONOMY); Samuel's visiting of communities (cabhabh), 1 Samuel 7:16. In the Revised Version (British and American) the idea of encircling or "fetching a compass" (the King James Version) is expressed by the phrase "to make a circuit" (hacebh), 2 Samuel 5:23 2 Kings 3:9; and in the Revised Version, margin it indicates a plain (ha-kikkar), Nehemiah 3:22. The Greek perielthontes is translated in the same way (Acts 28:13), but the Revised Version, margin reads "cast loose," following the Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek reading perielontes.

Nathan Isaacs

4012. peri -- about, concerning, around (denotes place, cause or ...
... or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative
point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or ...
// - 8k

4022. perierchomai -- to go about
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: perierchomai Phonetic Spelling: (per-ee-er'-
khom-ahee) Short Definition: I move about, make a circuit, tack Definition: I ...
// - 6k

5164. trochos -- a wheel
... course. From trecho; a wheel (as a runner), ie (figuratively) a circuit of physical
effects -- course. see GREEK trecho. (trochon) -- 1 Occurrence. 5163, 5164 ...
// - 7k

4043. peripateo -- to walk
... 4043 (from 4012 , "comprehensively ," which intensifies 3961 , "walk") -- properly,
walk , ie in a complete circuit (going "full circle"). ...
// - 9k

4105. planao -- to cause to wander, to wander
... wander. 4105 -- properly, go astray, get off-course; to from the correct
path (circuit, course), into error, ; (passive) be misled. ...
// - 9k

Strong's Hebrew
8622. tequphah -- a coming round, circuit
... tequphah. 8623 . a coming round, circuit. Transliteration: tequphah Phonetic Spelling:
(tek-oo-faw') Short Definition: turn. ... circuit, come about, end. ...
/hebrew/8622.htm - 6k

5439. sabib -- circuit, round about
... 5438, 5439. sabib or sebibah. 5440 . circuit, round about. Transliteration:
sabib or sebibah Phonetic Spelling: (saw-beeb') Short Definition: around. ...
/hebrew/5439.htm - 6k

1552. gelilah -- a circuit, boundary, territory, also a district ...
... a circuit, boundary, territory, also a district in Palestine. Transliteration: gelilah
Phonetic Spelling: (ghel-ee-law') Short Definition: region. ...
/hebrew/1552.htm - 6k

1551. galil -- a cylinder, rod, circuit, district, also a district ...
... galil. 1552 . a cylinder, rod, circuit, district, also a district in Palestine.
Transliteration: galil Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-leel') Short Definition: Galilee ...
/hebrew/1551.htm - 6k

5437. sabab -- to turn about, go around, surround
... 2), brought around (2), brought about (1), change (1), changed (5), circle around
(2), circled (2), circled around (1), circling (1), circuit (1), circumference ...
/hebrew/5437.htm - 7k

2329. chug -- vault, horizon
... circle, circuit, compass. From chuwg; a circle -- circle, circuit, compass. see
HEBREW chuwg. 2328, 2329. chug. 2330 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/2329.htm - 6k

4141. musab -- perhaps encompassing, surrounding
... winding about. From cabab; a turn, ie Circuit (of a building) -- winding about.
see HEBREW cabab. 4140b, 4141. musab. 4142 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/4141.htm - 6k

6418. pelek -- whorl of a spindle, a district
... distaff, participle. From an unused root meaning to be round; a circuit (ie District);
also a spindle (as whirled); hence, a crutch -- (di-)staff, participle. ...
/hebrew/6418.htm - 6k


An Ideal Circuit
... Chapter 19. An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland;
Incidents in Scotland An Ideal Circuit. Wednesday, 6 ...
// journal of john wesley/an ideal circuit.htm

Second Tractate. The Heavenly Circuit.
circular movement? In imitation of the Intellectual-Principle. ...
/.../plotinus/the six enneads/second tractate the heavenly circuit.htm

The Goobbe Circuit Recommenced.
or four years there was an improvement in the pecuniary ...
// daniel/chapter twenty two the goobbe.htm

The Goobbe Circuit Given Up.
District Meeting decided to abandon the Goobbe Circuit. ...
// daniel/chapter twenty one the goobbe.htm

Third Circuit of Galilee. The Twelve Instructed and Sent Forth.
... Part Fifth. From Second Passover Until Third.(Time: One Year.) LXI. Third
Circuit of Galilee. The Twelve Instructed and Sent Forth. ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/lxi third circuit of galilee.htm

That Time is a Certain Extension.
... and luminaries of heaven are "for signs and for seasons, and for days and years."
[1049] No doubt they are; but neither should I say that the circuit of that ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/chapter xxiii that time is a.htm

Psalm LXXIX.
... the fowls of heaven, the fleshes of Thy saints for the beasts of the earth"
(ver.2). "They have poured forth their blood like water in the circuit of Jerusalem ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm lxxix.htm

The Builders on the Wall
... the evidences of her humiliation. In secrecy and silence Nehemiah completed
his circuit of the walls. "The rulers knew not whither ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 53 the builders on.htm

The History of a Year.
... Galilee to the gospel. Making Capernaum his home, from thence he made the
circuit of the province, teaching and healing. At an early ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/the history of a year.htm

I Heard once from a Learned Man, that the Motions of the Sun...
... Seeing "day" denotes not the stay only of the sun upon the earth (according to which
day is one thing, night another); but also its whole circuit from east to ...
/.../augustine/the confessions of saint augustine/chapter xxiii i heard once.htm

Circuit (27 Occurrences)
... The apparent diurnal revolution of the sun round the earth (Psalm 19:6), and the
changes of the wind (Ecclesiastes 1:6). In Job 22:14, "in the circuit of heaven ...
/c/circuit.htm - 16k

Compass (51 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. ... 10.
(vt) To go about or entirely round; to make the circuit of. 11. ...
/c/compass.htm - 26k

Compasses (1 Occurrence)
... Revised Version (British and American) "turn about," 2 Samuel 5:23 2 Kings 3:9,
the Revised Version (British and American) "make a circuit"); of perierchomai ...
/c/compasses.htm - 10k

Fetch (45 Occurrences)
... 15:3, the Revised Version (British and American) "turn," "turned about"; 2 Samuel
5:23, the Revised Version (British and American) "make a circuit"; 2 Kings 3:9 ...
/f/fetch.htm - 24k

Round (664 Occurrences)
... 20. (n.) A course ending where it began; a circuit; a beat ... 35. (adv.) By or in a
circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point. ...
/r/round.htm - 40k

Circuitous (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Going round in a circuit; roundabout; indirect; as,
a circuitous road; a circuitous manner of accomplishing an end. ...
/c/circuitous.htm - 7k

Babel (3 Occurrences)
... He says that the city was a great square, 42 miles in circuit. Ctesias makes it
56 miles. This, he writes, was surrounded by a moat or rampart 300 ft. ...
/b/babel.htm - 63k

... eye" of cord, corresponding to the "taches" or knobs in the edges of the curtains
of the tabernacle, for joining them into a continuous circuit, fifty to a ...
/l/loop.htm - 7k

Ground (538 Occurrences)
... plain song. 14. (n.) A conducting connection with the earth, whereby the earth
is made part of an electrical circuit. 15. (n.) Sediment ...
/g/ground.htm - 43k

Tour (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) A going round; a circuit; hence, a journey in a circuit; a prolonged circuitous
journey; a comprehensive excursion; as, the tour of Europe; the tour of ...
/t/tour.htm - 7k

Bible Concordance
Circuit (27 Occurrences)

Mark 3:34 And looking around in a circuit at those that were sitting around him, he says, Behold my mother and my brethren:

Mark 6:6 And he wondered because of their unbelief. And he went round the villages in a circuit, teaching.

Acts 28:13 And from thence we made a circuit, and arrived at Rhegium: and after one day a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli;

Romans 15:19 in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit of God; so that I, from Jerusalem, and in a circuit round to Illyricum, have fully preached the glad tidings of the Christ;

Genesis 13:10 And Lot lifteth up his eyes, and seeth the whole circuit of the Jordan that it 'is' all a watered country (before Jehovah's destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, as Jehovah's garden, as the land of Egypt,) in thy coming toward Zoar,

Genesis 13:11 and Lot chooseth for himself the whole circuit of the Jordan; and Lot journeyeth from the east, and they are parted -- a man from his companion;

Genesis 13:12 Abram hath dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot hath dwelt in the cities of the circuit, and tenteth unto Sodom;

Genesis 19:17 And it cometh to pass when he hath brought them out without, that he saith, 'Escape for thy life; look not expectingly behind thee, nor stand thou in all the circuit; to the mountain escape, lest thou be consumed.'

Genesis 19:25 and He overthroweth these cities, and all the circuit, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which is shooting up from the ground.

Genesis 19:28 and he looketh on the face of Sodom and Gomorrah, and on all the face of the land of the circuit, and seeth, and lo, the smoke of the land went up as smoke of the furnace.

Genesis 19:29 And it cometh to pass, in God's destroying the cities of the circuit, that God remembereth Abraham, and sendeth Lot out of the midst of the overthrow in the overthrowing of the cities in which Lot dwelt.

Numbers 34:5 And the border shall form a circuit from Azmon to the river of Egypt, and the limits of it shall be at the sea.

Deuteronomy 34:3 and the south, and the circuit of the valley of Jericho, the city of palms, unto Zoar.

1 Samuel 7:16 He went from year to year in circuit to Bethel and Gilgal, and Mizpah; and he judged Israel in all those places.

2 Samuel 5:23 And when David inquired of Jehovah, he said, Thou shalt not go up: make a circuit behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry-trees.

2 Samuel 18:23 And, whatever it be, 'said he,' let me run.' And he saith to him, 'Run;' and Ahimaaz runneth the way of the circuit, and passeth by the Cushite.

1 Kings 7:46 In the circuit of the Jordan hath the king cast them, in the thick soil of the ground, between Succoth and Zarthan.

2 Kings 3:9 So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom; and they made a circuit of seven days' journey. There was no water for the army, nor for the animals that followed them.

1 Chronicles 11:8 and he buildeth the city round about, from Millo, and unto the circumference, and Joab restoreth the rest of the city.
(See RSV)

2 Chronicles 4:17 In the circuit of the Jordan hath the king cast them, in the thick soil of the ground, between Succoth and Zeredathah.

Nehemiah 3:22 And after him have the priests, men of the circuit, strengthened.

Nehemiah 12:28 and sons of the singers are gathered together even from the circuit round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of Netophathi,

Job 22:14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.

Job 37:12 And they are turned every way by his guidance, that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the circuit of the earth,

Psalms 19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heavens, his circuit to its ends; There is nothing hidden from its heat.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

Ezekiel 47:8 And he saith unto me, 'These waters are going forth unto the east circuit, and have gone down unto the desert, and have entered the sea; unto the sea they are brought forth, and the waters have been healed.



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