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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security.

2. (n.) Judicial or penal safe-keeping.

3. (n.) State of being guarded and watched to prevent escape; restraint of liberty; confinement; imprisonment.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kus'-to-di (yadh, pequddah): In Esther 2:3, 8 bis. 14, yadh, "the hand," is translated "Custody": pequddah, "numbering," "chanrge"; occurs in Numbers 3:36 the Revised Version (British and American) "the appointed charge," margin, Hebrew "the office of the charge."

5083. tereo -- to watch over, to guard
... word teros (a guard) Definition to watch over, to guard NASB Word Usage continue
(1), guard (1), guards (1), heed (2), heeds (1), held in custody (1), keep (27 ...
// - 10k

4912. sunecho -- to hold together, to hold fast, pass. to be ...
... controls (1), covered (1), crowding (1), devoting...completely (1), distressed
(1), gripped (1), hard-pressed (1), hem (1), custody (1), suffering ...
// - 7k

5432. phroureo -- to guard
... Word Origin from phrouros (a guard) Definition to guard NASB Word Usage guard (1),
guarding (1), kept in custody (1), protected (1). to guard, protect. ...
// - 7k

5439. phulakizo -- to imprison
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: phulakizo Phonetic Spelling: (foo-lak-id'-
zo) Short Definition: I imprison Definition: I imprison, deliver into custody. ...
// - 6k

2902. krateo -- to be strong, rule
... holding fast (1), holds (1), laid hold (1), observe (1), observing (1), prevented
(1), retain (1), retained (1), seize (8), seized (7), take custody (1), take ...
// - 9k

3860. paradidomi -- to hand over, to give or deliver over, to ...
... 9), handed...over (1), handed down (4), handed over (4), hands (1), permits (1),
put (1), putting (1), risked (1), surrender (1), taken into custody (2), turn ...
// - 11k

2892. koustodia -- a guard
... guard, sentry. Of Latin origin; "custody", ie A Roman sentry -- watch. (koustodian) --
1 Occurrence. (koustodias) -- 2 Occurrences. 2891, 2892. ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
6486. pequddah -- oversight, mustering, visitation, store
... 11), responsibility (2), stored (1). account, that have the charge, custody,
that which. Feminine passive participle of paqad; visitation ...
/hebrew/6486.htm - 6k

3027. yad -- hand
... charge (7), close* (1), coast (1), command (3), compulsion* (3), consecrate* (3),
consecrated* (4), control (1), courage* (1), creditor* (1), custody (4), debt ...
/hebrew/3027.htm - 8k

4929. mishmar -- place of confinement, jail, prison, guard, watch ...
... Word Origin from shamar Definition place of confinement, jail, prison, guard, watch,
observance NASB Word Usage confinement (4), custody (2), diligence (1 ...
/hebrew/4929.htm - 6k

4931. mishmereth -- a guard, watch, charge, function
... watch. Fem. Of mishmar; watch, ie The act (custody), or (concr.) The sentry,
the post; obj. Preservation, or (concr.) Safe; fig. ...
/hebrew/4931.htm - 6k


Fragment v. Nor Will the Diligence and Care of that Servant be ...
... Fragment V. Nor will the diligence and care of that servant be less who
has the custody� Nor will the diligence and care of that ...
// of phileas/fragment v nor will the.htm

Preparations for the Invasion of Greece.
... The creditors, in fact, do not desire that it should be, as owners of property always
prefer a safe annual income from it to the custody of the principal; and ...
// iv preparations for the.htm

Of the Need for Some Protest against the Psychics and their Self ...
... of it,"to suffer there not penalty, but discipline, and not the world's tortures,
but his own habitual observances; and to go forth out of custody to (the ...
/.../on fasting in opposition to the psychics/chapter xiiof the need for.htm

The Mourner's Comfort.
... of all worlds! Is death to hold that prey? Is the grave to retain in gloomy
custody that immaculate frame? Is the living temple ...
/.../macduff/memories of bethany/viii the mourners comfort.htm

Calamities Suffered by the People after the Expulsion of John. The ...
... by the people as one who had been hired for this plot, and led to the prefect; but
John sent some bishops of his party to free him from custody before he had ...
/.../chapter xxi calamities suffered by the.htm

How the Samaritans Made a Tumult and Pilate Destroyed Many of Them ...
... were bought and sold, and gave them leave to have the care of the high priest's
vestments, with all their ornaments, and to have them under the custody of the ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 how the samaritans.htm

Epistle v. To Cyriacus, Bishop.
... that I speak, in all that I say, against the proud conduct of certain persons, still,
through the bounty of Almighty God, never relinquish custody of inward ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle v to cyriacus bishop.htm

Whether the Essence of Theft Consists in Taking Another's Thing ...
... belongs to one person simply, from belonging to another in some respect: thus a
deposit belongs simply to the depositor, but with regard to its custody it is ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the essence of theft.htm

John Chapter xi. Jan-54
... And there is a difference as to the kind of custody one may be placed in,
who is afterwards to be taken before the judge. For the ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xlix john chapter xi.htm

Sermons on the Card.
... condition, that he shall take upon him to be the chief captain and defender of his
town of Calais, and to be true and faithful to him in the custody of the same ...
/.../latimer/sermons on the card and other discourses/sermons on the card.htm

Custody (27 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CUSTODY. kus'-to-di (yadh, pequddah): In Esther
2:3, 8 bis. ... Multi-Version Concordance Custody (27 Occurrences). ...
/c/custody.htm - 15k

Jail (15 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful
custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future ...
/j/jail.htm - 10k

Bail (1 Occurrence)
... 5. (vt) To set free, or deliver from arrest, or out of custody, on the undertaking
of some other person or persons that he or they will be responsible for the ...
/b/bail.htm - 8k

Hegai (3 Occurrences)
... 15), and heghe', Hege (Esther 2:3)): One of the officers of the Persian king Ahasuerus;
a chamberlain or eunuch (keeper of women), into whose custody the "fair ...
/h/hegai.htm - 8k

Confinement (6 Occurrences)
... Confinement (6 Occurrences). Genesis 40:3 He put them in custody in the house of
the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. ...
/c/confinement.htm - 8k

Citadel (20 Occurrences)
... provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the beautiful young
virgins to the citadel of Susa, to the women's house, to the custody of Hegai ...
/c/citadel.htm - 13k

Arrested (24 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Mark 1:14 Now after John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of God, (See RSV). ...
/a/arrested.htm - 13k

Susa (20 Occurrences)
... provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the beautiful young
virgins to the citadel of Susa, to the women's house, to the custody of Hegai ...
/s/susa.htm - 13k

Charge (379 Occurrences)
... 18. (n.) A person or thing committed or entrusted to the care, custody,
or management of another; a trust. 19. (vt) Custody or care ...
/c/charge.htm - 41k

Castle (26 Occurrences)
... of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan
the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hegai the ...
/c/castle.htm - 15k

Bible Concordance
Custody (27 Occurrences)

Matthew 4:12 Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee.
(See NAS)

Matthew 5:25 Come to terms without delay with your opponent while you are yet with him on the way to the court; for fear he should obtain judgement from the magistrate against you, and the magistrate should give you in custody to the officer and you be thrown into prison.

Mark 1:14 Now after John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of God,

Mark 3:21 When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane."
(See NAS)

Luke 22:63 Meanwhile the men who held Jesus in custody repeatedly beat Him in cruel sport,

Acts 4:3 They laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was now evening.

Acts 5:18 and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public custody.

Acts 23:35 he said, "I will hear all you have to say, when your accusers also have come." And he ordered him to be detained in custody in Herod's Palace.

Acts 24:23 He ordered the centurion that Paul should be kept in custody, and should have some privileges, and not to forbid any of his friends to serve him or to visit him.

Acts 25:4 However Festus answered that Paul should be kept in custody at Caesarea, and that he himself was about to depart shortly.

Acts 25:21 But when Paul had appealed to be kept for the decision of the emperor, I commanded him to be kept until I could send him to Caesar."

Acts 27:1 Now when it was decided that we should sail for Italy, they handed over Paul and a few other prisoners into the custody of Julius, a Captain of the Augustan battalion;

Galatians 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, confined for the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Genesis 39:20 Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound, and he was there in custody.

Genesis 40:3 He put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

Genesis 40:4 And the captain of the life-guard appointed Joseph to them, that he should attend on them. And they were several days in custody.

Genesis 40:7 He asked Pharaoh's officers who were with him in custody in his master's house, saying, "Why do you look so sad today?"

Genesis 41:10 Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put me in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, me and the chief baker.

Genesis 42:17 He put them all together into custody for three days.

Leviticus 24:12 They put him in custody, until the will of Yahweh should be declared to them.

Numbers 15:34 They put him in custody, because it had not been declared what should be done to him.

2 Samuel 20:3 David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in custody, and provided them with sustenance, but didn't go in to them. So they were shut up to the day of their death, living in widowhood.

1 Chronicles 29:8 They with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of Yahweh, under the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
(See NIV)

Esther 2:3 Let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the beautiful young virgins to the citadel of Susa, to the women's house, to the custody of Hegai the king's eunuch, keeper of the women. Let cosmetics be given them;

Esther 2:8 So it happened, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together to the citadel of Susa, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was taken into the king's house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.

Esther 2:14 In the evening she went, and on the next day she returned into the second women's house, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's eunuch, who kept the concubines. She came in to the king no more, unless the king delighted in her, and she was called by name.

Ezekiel 19:9 And they put him in custody in chains, and brought him to the king of Babylon: they brought him into holds, that his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.



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Onesimus (2 Occurrences)

Judgement (68 Occurrences)

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Lend (21 Occurrences)

Locked (19 Occurrences)

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