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Smith's Bible DictionaryDust
ATS Bible DictionaryDust
Joshua 7:6. Dust or ashes put upon the head was a sign of mourning; sitting in the dust, a sign of affliction, La 3:29 Isaiah 47:1. "Dust" is also put for the grave, Genesis 3:19 Job 7:21. It signifies a multitude, Genesis 13:16, and a low and mean condition, 1 Samuel 2:8. We have two remarkable instances of casting dust recorded in Scripture, and they seem to illustrate a practice common in Asia: those who demanded justice against a criminal were accustomed to throw dust upon him, signifying that he deserved to be cast into the grave. Shimei cast dust upon David when he fled from Jerusalem, 2 Samuel 16:13. The Jews treated the apostle Paul in a similar manner in the same city: "They cried out, ?Away with such a fellow from the earth; for it is not fit that he should live.- And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, and threw dust into the air, the chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle," Acts 22:22-24. To shake off the dust of the feet against another was expressive of entire renunciation, Matthew 10:14 Mark 6:11 Acts 13:51. The threatening of God, recorded in De 28:24, "The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed," means that instead of fertilizing rains, clouds of fine dust, raised from the parched ground and driven by fierce and burning winds, shall fill the air. Of such a rain of dust, famine and disease would be the natural attendants. See WIND.
Easton's Bible DictionaryStorms of sand and dust sometimes overtake Eastern travellers. They are very dreadful, many perishing under them. Jehovah threatens to bring on the land of Israel, as a punishment for forsaking him, a rain of "powder and dust" (Deuteronomy 28:24).
To cast dust on the head was a sign of mourning (Joshua 7:6); and to sit in dust, of extreme affliction (Isaiah 47:1). "Dust" is used to denote the grave (Job 7:21). "To shake off the dust from one's feet" against another is to renounce all future intercourse with him (Matthew 10:14; Acts 13:51). To "lick the dust" is a sign of abject submission (Psalm 72:9); and to throw dust at one is a sign of abhorrence (2 Samuel 16:13; Comp. Acts 22:23).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Fine, dry particles of earth or other matter, so comminuted that they may be raised and wafted by the wind; that which is crumbled too minute portions; fine powder; as, clouds of dust; bone dust.
2. (n.) A single particle of earth or other matter.
3. (n.) The earth, as the resting place of the dead.
4. (n.) The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body.
5. (n.) Figuratively, a worthless thing.
6. (n.) Figuratively, a low or mean condition.
7. (n.) Gold dust
8. (n.) Coined money; cash.
9. (v. t.) To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor.
10. (v. t.) To sprinkle with dust.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaDUST
dust (`aphar; koniortos, chous): Small particles of earth. The word has several figurative and symbolic meanings:
Greek2868. koniortos -- dust
... koniortos. 2869 . dust. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: koniortos
Phonetic Spelling: (kon-ee-or-tos') Short Definition: dust Definition: dust ...
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5517. choikos -- earthy, made of dust
5522. choos -- dust.
3039. likmao -- to winnow, to scatter
2867. koniao -- to plaster over
5529b. chous -- earth, soil
4917. sunthlao -- to crush together
850. auchmeros -- to boast
1249. diakonos -- a servant, minister
1247. diakoneo -- to serve, minister
Strong's Hebrew6083. aphar -- dry earth, dust
... 6082, 6083. aphar. 6084 . dry earth, dust. Transliteration: aphar Phonetic
Spelling: (aw-fawr') Short Definition: dust. Word Origin ...
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80. abaq -- dust
6080. aphar -- to throw dust
7834. shachaq -- dust, cloud
1793b. dakka -- dust (as pulverized)
1036. Beth Leaphrah -- "house to dust," a place in Palestine
1854. daqaq -- to crush, pulverize, thresh
4292. matate -- broom, besom
1534. galgal -- a wheel, whirl, whirlwind
776. erets -- earth, land
Out of the Dust.
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Dust to Dust
"The Dust of the Actual"
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ThesaurusDust (182 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Storms of sand and dust sometimes overtake Eastern
travellers. They are very dreadful, many perishing under them. ...
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Earth (10501 Occurrences)
Dusty (1 Occurrence)
Worms (14 Occurrences)
Dirt (9 Occurrences)
Powder (14 Occurrences)
Beth-le-aphrah (1 Occurrence)
Rolling (32 Occurrences)
Mud (15 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceDust (182 Occurrences)
Matthew 6:19 Make no store of wealth for yourselves on earth, where it may be turned to dust by worms and weather, and where thieves may come in by force and take it away.
Matthew 6:20 But make a store for yourselves in heaven, where it will not be turned to dust and where thieves do not come in to take it away:
Matthew 7:3 And why do you take note of the grain of dust in your brother's eye, but take no note of the bit of wood which is in your eye?
Matthew 7:4 Or how will you say to your brother, Let me take out the grain of dust from your eye, when you yourself have a bit of wood in your eye?
Matthew 7:5 You false one, first take out the bit of wood from your eye, then will you see clearly to take out the grain of dust from your brother's eye.
Matthew 10:14 Whoever doesn't receive you, nor hear your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet.
Matthew 21:44 He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but on whoever it will fall, it will scatter him as dust."
Mark 6:11 Whoever will not receive you nor hear you, as you depart from there, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony against them. Assuredly, I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!"
Luke 6:41 And why do you take note of the grain of dust in your brother's eye, but take no note of the bit of wood which is in your eye?
Luke 6:42 How will you say to your brother, Brother, let me take the grain of dust out of your eye, when you yourself do not see the bit of wood in your eye? O false one! first take the wood out of your eye and then you will see clearly to take the dust out of your brother's eye.
Luke 9:5 As many as don't receive you, when you depart from that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them."
Luke 10:11 'Even the dust from your city that clings to us, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the Kingdom of God has come near to you.'
Luke 10:13 A curse is on you, Chorazin! A curse is on you, Beth-saida! For if such works of power had been done in Tyre and Sidon as have been done in you, they would have been turned from their sins, in days gone by, seated in the dust.
Luke 20:18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but it will crush whomever it falls on to dust."
John 9:6 After thus speaking, He spat on the ground, and then, kneading the dust and spittle into clay, He smeared the clay over the man's eyes and said to him,
Acts 13:51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came to Iconium.
Acts 22:23 As they cried out, and threw off their cloaks, and threw dust into the air,
1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man is of the earth, made of dust. The second man is the Lord from heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:48 As is the one made of dust, such are those who are also made of dust; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
1 Corinthians 15:49 As we have borne the image of those made of dust, let's also bear the image of the heavenly.
Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of goats and oxen, and the dust from the burning of a young cow, being put on the unclean, make the flesh clean:
Revelation 18:19 They cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and mourning, saying,'Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had their ships in the sea were made rich by reason of her great wealth!' For in one hour is she made desolate.
Genesis 2:7 Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 3:14 Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are cursed above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
Genesis 3:19 By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
Genesis 13:16 I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your seed may also be numbered.
Genesis 18:27 Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.
Genesis 26:15 and all the wells which his father's servants digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines have stopped them, and fill them with dust.
Genesis 28:14 Your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. In you and in your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed.
Exodus 8:16 Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron,'Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.'"
Exodus 8:17 They did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were lice on man, and on animal; all the dust of the earth became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
Exodus 9:8 And the Lord said to Moses and to Aaron, Take in your hand a little dust from the fire and let Moses send it in a shower up to heaven before the eyes of Pharaoh.
Exodus 9:9 It shall become small dust over all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with boils on man and on animal, throughout all the land of Egypt."
Exodus 9:10 So they took some dust from the fire, and placing themselves before Pharaoh, Moses sent it out in a shower up to heaven; and it became a skin-disease bursting out on man and on beast.
Exodus 27:3 And make all its vessels, the baskets for taking away the dust of the fire, the spades and basins and meat-hooks and fire-trays, of brass.
Leviticus 14:41 And he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the dust that they scrape off without the city into an unclean place:
Leviticus 17:13 "'Whatever man there is of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who live as foreigners among them, who takes in hunting any animal or bird that may be eaten; he shall pour out its blood, and cover it with dust.
Numbers 5:17 and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water.
Numbers 14:33 And your children will be wanderers in the waste land for forty years, undergoing punishment for your false ways, till your bodies become dust in the waste land.
Numbers 19:9 Then let a man who is clean take the dust of the burned cow and put it outside the tent-circle in a clean place, where it is to be kept for the children of Israel and used in making the water which takes away what is unclean: it is a sin-offering.
Numbers 19:10 And he who takes up the dust of the burned cow is to have his clothing washed with water and be unclean till evening: this is to be a law for ever, for the children of Israel as well as for the man from another country who is living among them.
Numbers 19:17 And for the unclean, they are to take the dust of the burning of the sin-offering, and put flowing water on it in a vessel:
Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous! Let my last end be like his!"
Deuteronomy 9:21 I took your sin, the calf which you had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, grinding it very small, until it was as fine as dust: and I cast its dust into the brook that descended out of the mountain.
Deuteronomy 28:24 Yahweh will make the rain of your land powder and dust: from the sky shall it come down on you, until you are destroyed.
Deuteronomy 32:24 They shall be wasted with hunger, and devoured with burning heat and bitter destruction. I will send the teeth of animals on them, With the poison of crawling things of the dust.
Joshua 7:6 Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of Yahweh until the evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.
1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust. He lifts up the needy from the dunghill, To make them sit with princes, and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are Yahweh's. He has set the world on them.
1 Samuel 4:12 There ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day, with his clothes torn, and with earth on his head.
2 Samuel 1:2 it happened on the third day, that behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul, with his clothes torn, and earth on his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.
2 Samuel 13:19 And Tamar, in her grief, put dust on her head; and she put her hand on her head and went away crying loudly.
2 Samuel 15:32 Now when David had come to the top of the slope, where they gave worship to God, Hushai the Archite came to him in great grief with dust on his head:
2 Samuel 16:13 So David and his men went by the way; and Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him, and cursed as he went, threw stones at him, and threw dust.
2 Samuel 19:18 And kept going across the river to take the people of the king's house over, and to do whatever was desired by the king. And Shimei, the son of Gera, went down on his face in the dust before the king, when he was about to go over Jordan,
2 Samuel 22:43 Then I beat them as small as the dust of the earth. I crushed them as the mire of the streets, and spread them abroad.
1 Kings 16:2 "Because I exalted you out of the dust, and made you prince over my people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam, and have made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;
1 Kings 18:38 Then the fire of Yahweh fell, and consumed the burnt offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
1 Kings 20:10 Ben Hadad sent to him, and said, "The gods do so to me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me."
2 Kings 13:7 For he didn't leave to Jehoahaz of the people save fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syria destroyed them, and made them like the dust in threshing.
2 Kings 23:4 Then the king gave orders to Hilkiah, the chief priest, and to the priests of the second order, and to the keepers of the door, to take out of the house of the Lord all the vessels made for Baal and for the Asherah and for all the stars of heaven; and he had them burned outside Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and took the dust of them to Beth-el.
2 Kings 23:6 He brought out the Asherah from the house of Yahweh, outside of Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and beat it to dust, and cast its dust on the graves of the common people.
2 Kings 23:12 The altars that were on the roof of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of Yahweh, did the king break down, and beat them down from there, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.
2 Kings 23:15 Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, even that altar and the high place he broke down; and he burned the high place and beat it to dust, and burned the Asherah.
2 Chronicles 1:9 Now, Yahweh God, let your promise to David my father be established; for you have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
2 Chronicles 15:16 Also Maacah, the mother of Asa the king, he removed from being queen, because she had made an abominable image for an Asherah; and Asa cut down her image, and made dust of it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron.
2 Chronicles 34:4 They broke down the altars of the Baals in his presence; and the incense altars that were on high above them he cut down; and the Asherim, and the engraved images, and the molten images, he broke in pieces, and made dust of them, and strewed it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
2 Chronicles 34:7 He had the altars and the pillars of wood pulled down and the images crushed to dust, and all the sun-images cut down, through all the land of Israel, and then he went back to Jerusalem.
Nehemiah 4:2 And in the hearing of his countrymen and the army of Samaria he said, What are these feeble Jews doing? will they make themselves strong? will they make offerings? will they get the work done in a day? will they make the stones which have been burned come again out of the dust?
Nehemiah 9:1 Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel came together, taking no food and putting haircloth and dust on their bodies.
Esther 4:1 Now when Mordecai saw what was done, pulling off his robe, he put on haircloth, with dust on his head, and went out into the middle of the town, crying out with a loud and bitter cry.
Esther 4:3 And in every part of the kingdom, wherever the king's word and his order came, there was great sorrow among the Jews, and weeping and crying and going without food; and numbers of them were stretched on the earth covered with dust and haircloth.
Job 2:8 And he took a broken bit of a pot, and, seated in the dust, was rubbing himself with the sharp edge of it.
Job 2:12 When they lifted up their eyes from a distance, and didn't recognize him, they raised their voices, and wept; and they each tore his robe, and sprinkled dust on their heads toward the sky.
Job 4:19 How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!
Job 5:6 For affliction doesn't come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;
Job 7:5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust. My skin closes up, and breaks out afresh.
Job 7:21 Why do you not pardon my disobedience, and take away my iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust. You will seek me diligently, but I shall not be."
Job 8:19 Such is the joy of his way, and out of the dust another comes up to take his place.
Job 9:31 Then you will have me pushed into the dust, so that I will seem disgusting to my very clothing.
Job 10:9 Remember, I beg you, that you have fashioned me as clay. Will you bring me into dust again?
Job 13:12 Your wise sayings are only dust, and your strong places are only earth.
Job 14:8 Though its root may be old in the earth, and its cut-off end may be dead in the dust;
Job 14:18 But truly a mountain falling comes to dust, and a rock is moved from its place;
Job 14:19 The waters wear the stones. The torrents of it wash away the dust of the earth. So you destroy the hope of man.
Job 16:15 I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and have thrust my horn in the dust.
Job 17:16 Shall it go down with me to the gates of Sheol, or descend together into the dust?"
Job 19:25 But I am certain that he who will take up my cause is living, and that in time to come he will take his place on the dust;
Job 20:11 His bones are full of his youth, but youth shall lie down with him in the dust.
Job 21:26 They lie down alike in the dust. The worm covers them.
Job 22:24 Lay your treasure in the dust, the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.
Job 27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;
Job 28:2 Iron is taken out of the dust, and copper is molten out of the stone.
Job 28:6 Sapphires come from its rocks. It has dust of gold.
Job 30:19 He has cast me into the mire. I have become like dust and ashes.
Job 34:15 all flesh would perish together, and man would turn again to dust.
Job 38:38 when the dust runs into a mass, and the clods of earth stick together?
Job 39:14 For she leaves her eggs on the earth, warms them in the dust,
Job 40:13 Hide them in the dust together. Bind their faces in the hidden place.
Job 42:6 Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes."
Psalms 1:4 The evil-doers are not so; but are like the dust from the grain, which the wind takes away.
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