Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) One who forms; a maker; a creator.
2. (n.) A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed.
3. (n.) A template, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped.
4. (n.) A cutting die.
5. (a.) Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past.
6. (a.) Near the beginning; preceding; as, the former part of a discourse or argument.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFORMER
Greek4386. proteron -- former, before
... former, before. Part of Speech: Adjective; Adverb, Comparative Transliteration:
proteron Phonetic Spelling: (prot'-er-on) Short Definition: formerly, before ...
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4387. proteros -- before
3819. palai -- long ago, of old
4218. pote -- once, ever
600. apokathistemi -- to restore, give back
2443. hina -- in order that, that, so that
3303. men -- shows affirmation or concession
4252. Priskilla -- Priscilla, the same person as Prisca.
1161. de -- but, and, now, (a connective or adversative particle)
511. anoteros -- higher
Strong's Hebrew7223. rishon -- former, first, chief
... 7222, 7223. rishon or rishon. 7224 . former, first, chief. Transliteration:
rishon or rishon Phonetic Spelling: (ree-shone') Short Definition: first. ...
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6927. qadmah -- antiquity, former state
6931. qadmoni -- former, eastern
6928. qadmah -- former time
6933. qadmay -- former, first
570. emesh -- yesterday
3138. yoreh -- the early rain
7802. Shushan Eduth -- Shoshannim-Eduth, Shushan-eduth
7157. Qiryath Yearim -- "city of forests," a city given to Judah ...
3389. Yerushalaim -- probably "foundation of peace," capital city ...
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Of the Former Religion of Men, and How Error was Spread Over Every
Argument. In the Former Books an Exposition Has Been Given of the ...
Recapitulation of Former Exhortations. ...
Letters cxxi. And cxxii. The Former to Marcian Augustus, and the ...
The Former Subject of the Sedition Continued; Also of Fasting...
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Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
Argument. The Two Former Books Treated of God the Creator and ...
Ep. Lxv. Eusebius Having Replied to the Former Letter Gregory ...
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Bible ConcordanceFormer (107 Occurrences)
Matthew 23:23 A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you make men give a tenth of all sorts of sweet-smelling plants, but you give no thought to the more important things of the law, righteousness, and mercy, and faith; but it is right for you to do these, and not to let the others be undone.
Luke 11:42 But a curse is on you, Pharisees! for you make men give a tenth of every sort of plant, and give no thought to right and the love of God; but it is right for you to do these things, and not let the others be undone.
Acts 1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
Acts 15:7 and there having been much disputing, Peter having risen up said unto them, 'Men, brethren, ye know that from former days, God among us did make choice, through my mouth, for the nations to hear the word of the good news, and to believe;
Acts 15:21 for Moses from former generations in every city hath those preaching him -- in the synagogues every sabbath being read.'
Romans 3:25 whom God did set forth a mercy seat, through the faith in his blood, for the shewing forth of His righteousness, because of the passing over of the bygone sins in the forbearance of God --
Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written formerly, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Galatians 1:13 For ye have heard what was my conversation formerly in Judaism, that I excessively persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it;
Ephesians 4:22 that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old man, that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit;
Philippians 1:16 The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;
Philippians 1:17 and the other out of love, having known that for defence of the good news I am set:
Hebrews 7:18 for a disannulling indeed doth come of the command going before because of its weakness, and unprofitableness,
Hebrews 7:23 And it is true that there have been a great number of those priests, because death does not let them go on for ever;
Hebrews 10:32 But remember the former days, in which, after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle with sufferings;
Hebrews 13:7 Remember your former leaders--it was they who brought you God's Message. Bear in mind how they ended their lives, and imitate their faith.
1 Peter 1:14 as children of obedience, not conforming yourselves according to your former lusts as in your ignorance,
1 Peter 3:5 For after this manner in former times the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands:
2 Peter 1:9 for he with whom these things are not present is blind, short-sighted, and has forgotten the purging of his former sins.
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Genesis 26:1 And there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine which had been in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech the king of the Philistines, to Gerar.
Genesis 40:13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
Exodus 34:1 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Hew for thyself two tables of stone like the first, and I have written on the tables the words which were on the first tables which thou hast broken;
Exodus 34:4 He chiseled two tablets of stone like the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up to Mount Sinai, as Yahweh had commanded him, and took in his hand two stone tablets.
Numbers 6:12 He shall separate to Yahweh the days of his separation, and shall bring a male lamb a year old for a trespass offering; but the former days shall be void, because his separation was defiled.
Numbers 21:26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even to the Arnon.
Numbers 22:15 Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.
Deuteronomy 4:32 For, ask, I pray thee, at the former days which have been before thee, from the day that God prepared man on the earth, and from the 'one' end of the heavens even unto the 'other' end of the heavens, whether there hath been as this great thing -- or hath been heard like it?
Deuteronomy 10:1 At that time hath Jehovah said unto me, Grave for thee two tables of stone, like the first, and come up unto Me, into the mount, and thou hast made for thee an ark of wood,
Deuteronomy 10:2 I will write on the tables the words that were on the first tables which you broke, and you shall put them in the ark."
Deuteronomy 10:3 So I made an ark of acacia wood, and cut two tables of stone like the first, and went up onto the mountain, having the two tables in my hand.
Deuteronomy 10:4 He wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which Yahweh spoke to you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and Yahweh gave them to me.
Deuteronomy 10:10 But I stood upon the mountain according to the former days, forty days and forty nights; and Jehovah listened unto me also at that time: Jehovah would not destroy thee.
Deuteronomy 11:14 that I will give the rain of your land in its season, the former rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, and your new wine, and your oil.
Deuteronomy 19:14 Thou dost not remove a border of thy neighbour, which they of former times have made, in thine inheritance, which thou dost inherit in the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee to possess it.
Deuteronomy 24:4 her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before Yahweh: and you shall not cause the land to sin, which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance.
Ruth 4:7 Now this was the custom in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning exchanging, to confirm all things: a man took off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbor; and this was the manner of attestation in Israel.
1 Samuel 9:9 (In former time in Israel, when a man went to ask counsel of God, he said, Come and let us go to the seer; for he that is now called a Prophet was in former time called a Seer.)
1 Samuel 17:30 And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same manner: and the people answered him again after the former manner.
2 Samuel 20:18 and she speaketh, saying, 'They spake often in former times, saying, Let them diligently ask at Abel, and so they finished.
1 Kings 16:24 And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill, Samaria.
2 Kings 1:14 Behold, fire came down from the sky, and consumed the two former captains of fifty with their fifties. But now let my life be precious in your sight."
2 Kings 17:34 Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not the LORD, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel;
2 Kings 17:40 Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner.
1 Chronicles 4:40 And they found fat and good pasture, and a land widely extended and quiet and fertile, for they who had dwelt there formerly were of Ham.
2 Chronicles 3:3 And 'in' these hath Solomon been instructed to build the house of God: The length 'in' cubits by the former measure 'is' sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
Ezra 3:12 But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers' houses, the old men that had seen the first house standing on its foundation, wept with a loud voice, when this house was before their eyes; and many shouted aloud for joy;
Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors who were before me were supported by the people, and took bread and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver; yes, even their servants ruled over the people: but I didn't do so, because of the fear of God.
Job 8:8 For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:
Job 17:6 He hath made me also a by-word of the people; and in former time I was as a tabret.
Job 30:3 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
Job 42:11 And come unto him do all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all his former acquaintances, and they eat bread with him in his house, and bemoan him, and comfort him concerning all the evil that Jehovah had brought upon him, and they gave to him each one kesitah, and each one ring of gold.
Psalms 79:8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.
Psalms 89:49 Lord, where are your former loving kindnesses, which you swore to David in your faithfulness?
Proverbs 8:23 From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth.
Proverbs 26:10 Great 'is' the Former of all, And He is rewarding a fool, And is rewarding transgressors.
Ecclesiastes 1:11 There is no memory of the former; neither shall there be any memory of the latter that are to come, among those that shall come after.
Ecclesiastes 7:10 Don't say, "Why were the former days better than these?" For you do not ask wisely about this.
Isaiah 9:1 But there shall be no more gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time, he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the latter time he has made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
Isaiah 27:11 In the withering of its branch it is broken off, Women are coming in setting it on fire, For it 'is' not a people of understanding, Therefore pity it not doth its Maker, And its Former doth not favour it.
Isaiah 30:33 For, arranged from former time is Tophet, Even it for the king is prepared, He hath made deep, He hath made large, Its pile 'is' fire and much wood, The breath of Jehovah, As a stream of brim stone, is burning in it!
Isaiah 33:18 Your heart will give thought to the cause of your fear: where is the scribe, where is he who made a record of the payments, where is he by whom the towers were numbered?
Isaiah 41:22 "Let them announce, and declare to us what shall happen. Declare the former things, what they are, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or show us things to come.
Isaiah 41:26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say that he is right? Yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that announceth, yea, there is none that heareth your utterances.
Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things have happened, and I declare new things. I tell you about them before they come up."
Isaiah 43:9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the peoples be assembled. Who among them can declare this, and show us former things? Let them bring their witnesses, that they may be justified; or let them hear, and say, "That is true."
Isaiah 43:18 "Don't remember the former things, and don't consider the things of old.
Isaiah 44:2 Thus said Jehovah, thy Maker, and thy Former, From the womb He doth help thee; Fear not, my servant Jacob, And Jeshurun, whom I have fixed on.
Isaiah 45:9 Wo 'to' him who is striving with his Former, (A potsherd with potsherds of the ground!) Doth clay say to its Framer, 'What dost thou?' And thy work, 'He hath no hands?'
Isaiah 45:11 Thus said Jehovah, The Holy One of Israel, and his Former: Ask Me of the things coming concerning My sons, Yea, concerning the work of My hands, ye command Me.'
Isaiah 45:18 For thus said Jehovah, Creator of heaven, He is God, Former of earth, and its Maker, He established it -- not empty He prepared it, For inhabiting He formed it: 'I 'am' Jehovah, and there is none else.
Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me;
Isaiah 48:3 I have declared the former things from of old; yes, they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them: suddenly I did them, and they happened.
Isaiah 61:4 They shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
Isaiah 65:7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
Isaiah 65:16 so that he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he who swears in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from my eyes.
Isaiah 65:17 "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Jeremiah 5:24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear Yahweh our God, who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season; who preserves to us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
Jeremiah 10:16 The portion of Jacob is not like these; for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance: Yahweh of Armies is his name.
Jeremiah 13:21 What dost thou say, when He looketh after thee? And thou -- thou hast taught them 'to be' over thee -- leaders for head? Do not pangs seize thee as a travailing woman?
Jeremiah 30:20 Their children also shall be as in former time, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
Jeremiah 33:2 Thus said Jehovah its maker, Jehovah its former, at establishing it, Jehovah 'is' His name:
Jeremiah 34:5 you shall die in peace; and with the burnings of your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so shall they make a burning for you; and they shall lament you, saying, Ah Lord! for I have spoken the word, says Yahweh.
Jeremiah 36:28 Take again another scroll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first scroll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah has burned.
Jeremiah 51:19 The portion of Jacob is not like these; for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance: Yahweh of Armies is his name.
Ezekiel 16:55 Your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate; and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate; and you and your daughters shall return to your former estate.
Ezekiel 33:12 And thou, son of man, say unto the sons of thy people: The righteousness of the righteous doth not deliver him in the day of his transgression, And the wickedness of the wicked, He doth not stumble for it in the day of his turning from his wickedness, And the righteous is not able to live in it in the day of his sinning.
Ezekiel 36:11 and I will multiply on you man and animal; and they shall increase and be fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited after your former estate, and will do better to you than at your beginnings: and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
Ezekiel 38:17 Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Art thou he of whom I spake in former days, By the hand of My servants, prophets of Israel, Who are prophesying in those days -- years, To bring thee in against them?
Daniel 7:7 After this I was seeing in the visions of the night, and lo, a fourth beast, terrible and fearful, and exceedingly strong; and it hath iron teeth very great, it hath consumed, yea, it doth break small, and the remnant with its feet it hath trampled; and it 'is' diverse from all the beasts that 'are' before it; and it hath ten horns.
Daniel 7:24 As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom shall ten kings arise: and another shall arise after them; and he shall be diverse from the former, and he shall put down three kings.
Daniel 11:11 And the king of the south doth become embittered, and hath gone forth and fought with him, with the king of the north, and hath caused a great multitude to stand, and the multitude hath been given into his hand,
Daniel 11:13 The king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former; and he shall come on at the end of the times, even of years, with a great army and with much substance.
Daniel 11:29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come into the south; but it shall not be in the latter time as it was in the former.
Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
Joel 2:23 "Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in Yahweh, your God; for he gives you the former rain in just measure, and he causes the rain to come down for you, the former rain and the latter rain, as before.
Amos 4:13 For, lo, the former of mountains, and creator of wind, And the declarer to man what 'is' His thought, He is making dawn obscurity, And is treading on high places of earth, Jehovah, God of Hosts, 'is' His name!
Micah 4:8 You, tower of the flock, the hill of the daughter of Zion, to you it will come, yes, the former dominion will come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.
Habakkuk 2:18 What profit hath a graven image given That its former hath graven it? A molten image and teacher of falsehood, That trusted hath the former on his own formation -- to make dumb idols?
Haggai 2:3 'Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Isn't it in your eyes as nothing?
Haggai 2:9 'The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,' says Yahweh of Armies;'and in this place will I give peace,' says Yahweh of Armies."
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