Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A passing round; circuit; circuitous course.
2. (n.) An inclosing limit; boundary; circumference; as, within the compass of an encircling wall.
3. (n.) An enclosed space; an area; extent.
4. (n.) Extent; reach; sweep; capacity; sphere; as, the compass of his eye; the compass of imagination.
5. (n.) Moderate bounds, limits of truth; moderation; due limits; -- used with within.
6. (n.) The range of notes, or tones, within the capacity of a voice or instrument.
7. (n.) An instrument for determining directions upon the earth's surface by means of a magnetized bar or needle turning freely upon a pivot and pointing in a northerly and southerly direction.
8. (n.) A pair of compasses.
9. (n.) A circle; a continent.
10. (v. t.) To go about or entirely round; to make the circuit of.
11. (v. t.) To enclose on all sides; to surround; to encircle; to environ; to invest; to besiege; -- used with about, round, around, and round about.
12. (v. t.) To reach round; to circumvent; to get within one's power; to obtain; to accomplish.
13. (v. t.) To curve; to bend into a circular form.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCOMPASS; COMPASSES
kum'-pas, kum'-pas-iz: "Compass," noun, is the translation of chugh, "a circle," "vault" or "arch" ("when he set a compass upon the face of the depth" Proverbs 8:27 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American), the American Standard Revised Version "circle"; compare Job 26:10; and see CIRCLE; VAULT OF EARTH); of karkobh, "a margin" "border" (Exodus 27:5, "the compass of the altar," the Revised Version (British and American) "the ledge round," so 38:4); the phrase "to fetch a compass" is the translation of sabhabh, "to turn about," "go round about" (Numbers 34:5 Joshua 15:3, the 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, "to go about" (Acts 28:13, the Revised Version (British and American) "made a circuit"; margin "Some ancient authorities read cast loose"; see CIRCUIT).
Greek4013. periago -- to lead around, to go about
... lead round, go round about. From peri and ago; to take around (as a companion);
reflexively, to walk around -- compass, go (round) about, lead about. ...
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2944. kukloo -- to encircle
4033. perikukloo -- to encircle
4022. perierchomai -- to go about
4107. planetes -- a wanderer
Strong's Hebrew4230. mechugah -- a compass
... 4229c, 4230. mechugah. 4231 . a compass. Transliteration: mechugah Phonetic
Spelling: (mekk-oo-gaw') Short Definition: compass. ...
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5849. atar -- to surround
6059. anaq -- to serve as a necklace
2329. chug -- vault, horizon
4524. mesab -- that which surrounds or is round
5439. sabib -- circuit, round about
3803. kathar -- to surround
2219. zarah -- to scatter, fan, winnow
247. azar -- to gird, encompass, equip
5437. sabab -- to turn about, go around, surround
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ThesaurusCompass (51 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) An inclosing limit; boundary; circumference; as, within the compass of an
encircling wall. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. COMPASS; COMPASSES. ...
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Compasses (1 Occurrence)
Sweep (34 Occurrences)
Fetched (26 Occurrences)
Register (14 Occurrences)
Point (106 Occurrences)
Fetch (45 Occurrences)
North (164 Occurrences)
Wheel (20 Occurrences)
Formeth (11 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceCompass (51 Occurrences)
Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Luke 19:43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
Acts 28:13 And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli:
Exodus 27:5 And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar.
Exodus 38:4 And he made for the altar a brazen grate of network under the compass thereof beneath unto the midst of it.
Numbers 21:4 They traveled from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
Numbers 34:5 And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea.
Joshua 6:3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
Joshua 6:4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
Joshua 6:7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.
Joshua 6:11 So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
Joshua 6:14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.
Joshua 6:15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.
Joshua 7:9 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it, and will compass us round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do for thy great name?
Joshua 15:3 And it went out to the south side to Maalehacrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the south side unto Kadeshbarnea, and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar, and fetched a compass to Karkaa:
2 Samuel 5:23 And when David inquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
1 Kings 7:15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.
1 Kings 7:23 He made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and its height was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits encircled it.
1 Kings 7:24 And under the brim of it round about there were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: the knops were cast in two rows, when it was cast.
1 Kings 7:35 In the top of the base was there a round compass half a cubit high; and on the top of the base its stays and its panels were of the same.
2 Kings 3:9 So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey: and there was no water for the host, and for the cattle that followed them.
2 Kings 11:8 And ye shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand: and he that cometh within the ranges, let him be slain: and be ye with the king as he goeth out and as he cometh in.
2 Chronicles 4:2 Also he made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass; and its height was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits encircled it.
2 Chronicles 4:3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast.
2 Chronicles 14:7 And he saith to Judah, 'Let us build these cities, and compass 'them' with wall, and towers, two-leaved doors, and bars, while the land 'is' before us, because we have sought Jehovah our God, we have sought, and He giveth rest to us round about;' and they build and prosper.
2 Chronicles 23:7 And the Levites shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and whosoever else cometh into the house, he shall be put to death: but be ye with the king when he cometh in, and when he goeth out.
Job 16:13 His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.
Job 40:22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
Psalms 5:12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
Psalms 7:7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
Psalms 17:9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
Psalms 26:6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
Psalms 32:7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Psalms 32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
Psalms 48:12 Compass Zion, and go round her, count her towers,
Psalms 49:5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?
Psalms 118:10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
Psalms 118:11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
Psalms 118:12 They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
Psalms 140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
Psalms 142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.
Proverbs 8:27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
Isaiah 44:13 The carpenter stretches out a line. He marks it out with a pencil. He shapes it with planes. He marks it out with compasses, and shapes it like the figure of a man, with the beauty of a man, to reside in a house.
Isaiah 50:11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:22 How long will you go here and there, you backsliding daughter? for Yahweh has created a new thing in the earth: a woman shall encompass a man.
Jeremiah 31:39 And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.
Jeremiah 52:21 As for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a line of twelve cubits did compass it; and its thickness was four fingers: it was hollow.
Daniel 11:4 And when he has become strong, his kingdom will be broken and parted to the four winds of heaven; but not to his offspring, for it will be uprooted; and his kingdom will be for the others and not for these: but not with the same authority as his.
Jonah 2:3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
Jonah 2:5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
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