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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage; as, he was discouraged in his undertaking; he need not be discouraged from a like attempt.

2. (v. t.) To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they discouraged his efforts.

3. (n.) Lack of courage; cowardliness.

Strong's Hebrew
4549. masas -- to dissolve, melt
... discourage, faint, be loosed, melt away, refuse, utterly. A primitive root;
to liquefy; figuratively, to waste (with disease), to ...
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5106. nu -- to hinder, restrain, frustrate
... break, disallow, discourage, make of none effect. A primitive root; to
refuse, forbid, dissuade, or neutralize -- break, disallow ...
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2865. chathath -- to be shattered or dismayed
... abolish, affright, be make afraid, amaze, beat down, discourage. A primitive
root; properly, to prostrate; hence, to break down, either ...
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7533. ratsats -- to crush
... break, bruise, crush, discourage, oppress, struggle together. A primitive
root; to crack in pieces, literally or figuratively -- break ...
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St. Ambrose Exhorts Parents to Train their Children to virginity.. ...
... 34. Some one may say, Do you, then, discourage marriage? ... 35. I do not then discourage
marriage, but recapitulate the advantages of holy virginity. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter vii st ambrose exhorts.htm

Psalm CXX.
... nobody doth? Wilt thou be the only Christian?...Some deter by dissuasion,
others discourage yet more by their praise. For since ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxx.htm

The Sermon on the Mount.
... A too literal compliance with this negative precept would discourage thrift.
The precept is not intended to discourage the possession ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xlii the sermon on the 6.htm

Letter xvii. --Remorse and Rebellion.
... When the reproaches of your conscience, however well merited they may be, throw
you into a state of trouble and depression; when they discourage and upset you ...
/.../abandonment to divine providence/letter xvii remorse and rebellion.htm

Jesus' Conditions of Friendship.
... gracious love. Again and again Jesus seems to discourage discipleship. When ...
new Master. Why did he so discourage this earnest seeker? He ...
/.../miller/personal friendships of jesus/chapter iv jesus conditions of.htm

Joshua and the Angel
... Satan determined to put forth still further effort to weaken and discourage God's
people by holding before them their imperfections of character. ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 47 joshua and the.htm

... "Why, what will you do," asked Satan, "that you are so sure?". "I will
discourage his soul," replied the imp triumphantly. "That ...
/.../smith/the god of all comfort/chapter 13 discouragement.htm

How Christ is to be Made Use of as Our Life, in Case of ...
... under lively means, and notwithstanding of their serious and earnest desires and
endeavours after growth in grace, cannot but disquiet and discourage them: for ...
/.../brown/christ the way the truth and the life/chapter xxii how christ is.htm

Heavenly Worship
... people. Now, some say that this doctrine has a tendency to discourage men
from coming to Christ. ... you. But why should it discourage you? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 3 1857/heavenly worship.htm

Mission Work in Chicago
... The enemy, of course, worked hard to discourage him and we were beginning to think
that perhaps it would be well to discourage his remaining longer with us. ...
/.../cole/trials and triumphs of faith/chapter xix mission work in.htm

Discourage (3 Occurrences)
...Discourage (3 Occurrences). Numbers 32:7 Why do you discourage the heart of the
children of Israel from going over into the land which Yahweh has given them? ...
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Discouraged (19 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Discourage. Multi-Version Concordance
Discouraged (19 Occurrences). Colossians 3:21 Fathers ...
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Discouraging (2 Occurrences)
... n.) of Discourage. ... Numbers 32:7 And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the children
of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD hath given them? ...
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Encourage (34 Occurrences)
... with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise, or to increase, the confidence of; to animate;
enhearten; to incite; to help forward; -- the opposite of discourage. ...
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Discomfort (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To discourage; to deject. 2. (vt) To destroy
or disturb the comfort of; to deprive o/ quiet enjoyment ...
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Discords (2 Occurrences)

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Damp (1 Occurrence)
... 7. (n.) To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check
or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage. ...
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Crossing (26 Occurrences)
... (BBE NAS RSV NIV). Numbers 32:7 Why do you discourage the heart of the children
of Israel from going over into the land which Yahweh has given them? (See NAS). ...
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Reuben (73 Occurrences)
... they loyally accepted. They should not "sit here," and so discourage their
brethren who went to war beyond the Jordan. They should ...
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Passing (177 Occurrences)
... Numbers 32:7 and why discourage ye the heart of the sons of Israel from passing
over unto the land which Jehovah hath given to them? (YLT). ...
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Bible Concordance
Discourage (3 Occurrences)

Numbers 32:7 Why do you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which Yahweh has given them?

Numbers 32:9 For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which Yahweh had given them.

Ezra 4:4 Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,



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