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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Lame on the feet (Genesis 32:31; Psalm 38:17). To "halt between two opinions" (1 Kings 18:21) is supposed by some to be an expression used in "allusion to birds, which hop from spray to spray, forwards and backwards." The LXX. render the expression "How long go ye lame on both knees?" The Hebrew verb rendered "halt" is used of the irregular dance ("leaped upon") around the altar (ver. 26). It indicates a lame, uncertain gait, going now in one direction, now in another, in the frenzy of wild leaping.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v.) 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth.

2. (n.) A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress.

3. (v. i.) To hold one's self from proceeding; to hold up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come to a stop; to stand still.

4. (v. i.) To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain.

5. (v. t.) To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.

6. (a.) Halting or stopping in walking; lame.

7. (n.) The act of limping; lameness.

8. (v.) To walk lamely; to limp.

9. (v.) To have an irregular rhythm; to be defective.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HALT

holt (tsala`, "to limp"; cholos, "lame," "crippled"): the American Standard Revised Version in Genesis 32:31 prefers "limped"; in Micah 4:6, 7; Ze 3:19, "is (or was) lame"; in Luke 14:21, the American Standard Revised Version and the English Revised Version have "lame." In 1 Kings 18:21 a different word (pacach) is used in English Versions of the Bible of moral indecision: "How long halt ye between two opinions?" the American Standard Revised Version renders, "How long go ye limping between the two sides?"

Greek
5560. cholos -- lame, halt, maimed
... lame, halt, maimed. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: cholos Phonetic Spelling:
(kho-los') Short Definition: lame, deprived of a foot Definition: lame ...
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2476. histemi -- to make to stand, to stand
... root sta- Definition to make to stand, to stand NASB Word Usage brought (1), bystanders
(1), bystanders* (1), came (1), came to a halt (1), come (1), confirmed ...
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1365. distazo -- twenty thousand
... stance" and hence (waver); (figuratively) because refusing to choose way over the
other -- "wanting to have our cake and eat it too"; to halt between two ...
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2647. kataluo -- to destroy, overthrow
... From kata and luo; to loosen down (disintegrate), ie (by implication) to demolish
(literally or figuratively); specially (compare kataluma) to halt for the ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6452. pacach -- to pass or spring over
... pacach. 6452a . to pass or spring over. Transliteration: pacach Phonetic Spelling:
(paw-sakh') Short Definition: halt. halt, become lame, leap, pass over ...
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6760. tsala -- to limp
... halt. A primitive root: probably to curve; used only as denominative from tsela',
to limp (as if one-sided) -- halt. see HEBREW tsela'. 6759, 6760. ...
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6761. tsela -- limping, stumbling
... adversity, halting. From tsala'; a limping or full (figuratively) -- adversity,
halt(-ing). see HEBREW tsala'. 6760, 6761. tsela. 6762 . Strong's Numbers.
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5975. amad -- to take one's stand, stand
... 1), enter (1), entered (2), erected (1), establish (1), established (2), establishing
(1), fixed (1), fulfill (1), gives stability (1), halt (1), halted (1 ...
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Library

Halt at Dora.
... Book IV. Chapter I."Halt at Dora. Having set out from C├Žsarea on the way
to Tripolis, we made our first stoppage at a small town ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter i halt at dora.htm

October 23. "How Long Halt Ye Between Two Opinions?" (I. Kings ...
... OCTOBER 23. "How long halt ye between two opinions?" (I. Kings xviii. 21).
"How long halt ye between two opinions?" (I. Kings xviii.21). ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /october 23 how long halt.htm

Ninth Sunday after Trinity. How Long Halt Ye Between Two Opinions? ...
... Ninth Sunday after Trinity. How long halt ye between two opinions? If the
Lord ... follow him. How long halt ye between two opinions? If ...
/.../winkworth/lyra germanica the christian year/ninth sunday after trinity how.htm

Compel them to Come In
... will find an amplification of this command: "Go out quickly into the streets and
lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, the maimed, the halt, and the ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/compel them to come in.htm

Gott Der Vater Wohn' Uns Bei. God, the Father, with us Stay.
... Fuer dem Teufel uns bewahr, Halt' uns bei festem Glauben, Und auf dich lass uns
bauen, Aus Herzen Grund vertrauen, Dir uns lassen ganz und gar; Mit allen ...
/.../bacon/the hymns of martin luther/xxii gott der vater wohn.htm

John iv. 54; v. 1
... In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, [953] of halt, blind, withered,
waiting for the moving of the water.". What manner of cure is this? ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily xxxvi john iv 54.htm

The Veil of Veronica.
... The suddenness of this courageous act of Seraphia had surprised the guards, and
caused a momentary although unintentional halt, of which she had taken ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter xxxiv the veil of.htm

Elijah's Appeal to the Undecided
... at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens. "How long halt ye between two opinions?
If the Lord be God, follow him; if Baal, then follow him.""1 Kings 18:21. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 3 1857/elijahs appeal to the undecided.htm

Nun Freut Euch, Lieben Christen G'Mein. Dear Christians, one and ...
... 7. Er sprach zu mir: halt' dich an mich, Es soll dir jetzt gelingen, Ich geb' mich
selber ganz fuer dich, Da will ich fuer dich ringen; Denn ich bin dein und ...
/.../bacon/the hymns of martin luther/i nun freut euch lieben.htm

Elijah
... and he said it, till it became his name; whether given him by his parents, or by
the people, his name was Elijah, 'The Lord is God.' 'How long halt ye between ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon xix elijah.htm

Thesaurus
Maimed (10 Occurrences)
... The word is also used to denote those who were so mutilated. Among those made whole
by our Lord in Galilee were the maimed as well as the halt (Matthew 15:30). ...
/m/maimed.htm - 11k

Limp (9 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To halt; to walk lamely. Also used
figuratively. 2. (n.) A halt; the act of limping. 3. (n ...
/l/limp.htm - 9k

Causeth (209 Occurrences)
... 18:8 And if thy hand or thy foot causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it
from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life maimed or halt, rather than ...
/c/causeth.htm - 38k

Stand (542 Occurrences)
... on the Seine. 5. (n.) To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop;
to pause; to halt; to remain stationary. 6. (n.) To remain ...
/s/stand.htm - 39k

Joab (128 Occurrences)
... of hostilities. Joab calls a halt, but declares that he would not cease
had Abner not made his plea. (b) 2 Samuel 3:12-29. Abner ...
/j/joab.htm - 53k

Offend (24 Occurrences)
... Matthew 18:8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast
them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed ...
/o/offend.htm - 23k

Halt (12 Occurrences)
... To "halt between two opinions" (1 Kings 18:21) is supposed by some to be an expression
used in "allusion to birds, which hop from spray to spray, forwards and ...
/h/halt.htm - 12k

Halted (9 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Halt. Multi-Version Concordance
Halted (9 Occurrences). Luke 7:14 Then He went close and ...
/h/halted.htm - 8k

Opinion (91 Occurrences)
... of ce`ippim, from ca`aph, "to divide or branch out," hence, division or party,
unsettled opinion (in the memorable appeal of Elijah, "How long halt ye between ...
/o/opinion.htm - 34k

Opinions (7 Occurrences)
... by Absalom. (BBE). 1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and
said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD ...
/o/opinions.htm - 8k

Bible Concordance
Halt (12 Occurrences)

Matthew 18:8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Mark 9:45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
(KJV ASV WBS)

Luke 7:14 Then He went close and touched the bier, and the bearers halted. "Young man," He said, "I command you, wake!"
(Root in WEY NAS)

John 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
(KJV ASV WBS)

2 Samuel 2:28 So Joab blew the trumpet; and all the people stood still, and pursued after Israel no more, neither fought they any more.
(See NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 20:12 Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the midst of the highway. When the man saw that all the people stood still, he carried Amasa out of the highway into the field, and cast a garment over him, when he saw that everyone who came by him stood still.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
(KJV JPS DBY WBS)

Job 38:11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
(Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NIV)

Psalms 35:15 But at my halting they rejoiced, and gathered together: the slanderers gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:
(DBY JPS YLT)

Psalms 38:17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
(KJV JPS DBY WBS YLT)

Isaiah 10:32 This very day he will halt at Nob. He shakes his hand at the mountain of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Nahum 2:8 But Nineveh has been from of old like a pool of water, yet they flee away. "Stop! Stop!" they cry, but no one looks back.
(See RSV)

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