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Smith's Bible DictionaryHour
The ancient Hebrews were probably unacquainted with the division of the natural day into twenty-four parts; but they afterwards parcelled out the period between sunrise and sunset into a series of divisions distinguished by the sun's course. The early Jews appear to have divided the day into four parts, (Nehemiah 9:3) and the night into three watches, (Judges 7:19) and even in the New Testament we find a trace of this division in (Matthew 20:1-5) At what period the Jews first became acquainted with the division of the day into twelve hours is unknown, but it is generally supposed they learned it from the Babylonians during the captivity. It was known to the Egyptians at a very early period. They had twelve hours of the day and of the night. There are two kinds of hours, viz. (1) the astronomical or equinoctial hour, i.e. the 24th part of a civil day, and (2) the natural hour, i.e. the 12th part of the natural day, or of the time between sunrise and sunset. These are the hours meant in the New Testament, (John 11:9) etc., and it must be remembered that they perpetually vary in length, so as to be very different at different times of he year. For the purpose of prayer the old division of the day into four portions was continued in the temple service. as we see from (Acts 2:15; 3:1; 10:9)
Easton's Bible DictionaryFirst found in Dan. 3:6; 4:19, 33;5:5. It is the rendering of the Chaldee shaah, meaning a "moment," a "look." It is used in the New Testament frequently to denote some determinate season (Matthew 8:13; Luke 12:39).
With the ancient Hebrews the divisions of the day were "morning, evening, and noon-day" (Psalm 55:17, etc.). The Greeks, following the Babylonians, divided the day into twelve hours. The Jews, during the Captivity, learned also from the Babylonians this method of dividing time. When Judea became subject to the Romans, the Jews adopted the Roman mode of reckoning time. The night was divided into four watches (Luke 12:38; Matthew 14:25; 13:25). Frequent allusion is also made to hours (Matthew 25:13; 26:40, etc.). (see DAY.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) The twenty-fourth part of a day; sixty minutes.
2. (n.) The time of the day, as expressed in hours and minutes, and indicated by a timepiece; as, what is the hour? At what hour shall we meet?
3. (n.) Fixed or appointed time; conjuncture; a particular time or occasion; as, the hour of greatest peril; the man for the hour.
4. (n.) Certain prayers to be repeated at stated times of the day, as matins and vespers.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaHOUR
our (sha`atha', she`a'; hora): Hour as a division of the day does not occur in the Old Testament; the term she`a' (sha`atha') found in Dnl, is Aramaic, and as used there denotes a short period or point of time of no definite length (Daniel 3:6, 15; Daniel 4:33 (Hebrew 30); 5:5). The Greek hora is commonly used in the New Testament in the same way, as "that same hour," "from that hour," etc., but it also occurs as a division of the day, as, "the third hour," "the ninth hour," etc. The Hebrews would seem to have become acquainted with this division of time through the Babylonians, but whether before the captivity we are not certain. The mention of the sun dial of Ahaz would seem to indicate some such reckoning of time during the monarchy.
Greek5610. hora -- a time or period, an hour
... a time or period, an hour. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: hora
Phonetic Spelling: (ho'-rah) Short Definition: an hour, season Definition: (a) a ...
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2256. hemiorion -- half an hour
5611. horaios -- seasonable, timely
737. arti -- just now
1729a. enatos -- ninth
1824. exautes -- at once, forthwith
4083. pechus -- the forearm, ie a cubit
Strong's Hebrew8160. shaah -- a brief time, moment
... hour. (Aramaic) from a root corresponding to sha'ah; properly, a look, ie A moment --
hour. see HEBREW sha'ah. 8159, 8160. shaah. 8161 . Strong's Numbers.
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Now at this Evening Hour,
The Hour of Prayer.
The Quiet Hour Series
O Woeful Hour! when from the Night
Whether the Ninth Hour is Suitably Fixed for the Faster's Meal?
It was Near the Middle Hour of the Night. ...
Of the Hour of the Lord's Passion, and of the Question Concerning ...
Like Music at the Stilly Hour,
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Troparion from the Third Canonical Hour
ThesaurusHalf-an-hour (1 Occurrence)
Half-an-hour. Half-acre, Half-an-hour. Half-blind . Multi-Version
Concordance Half-an-hour (1 Occurrence). Revelation ...
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Expect (20 Occurrences)
Sleeping (69 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceHour (124 Occurrences)
Matthew 6:27 And which of you by taking thought is able to make himself a cubit taller?
Matthew 8:13 Jesus said to the centurion, "Go your way. Let it be done for you as you have believed." His servant was healed in that hour.
Matthew 9:22 But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Daughter, cheer up! Your faith has made you well." And the woman was made well from that hour.
Matthew 10:19 But when they deliver you up, don't be anxious how or what you will say, for it will be given you in that hour what you will say.
Matthew 14:15 When evening had come, his disciples came to him, saying, "This place is deserted, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food."
Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Be it done to you even as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that hour.
Matthew 17:18 Jesus rebuked him, the demon went out of him, and the boy was cured from that hour.
Matthew 18:1 In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?"
Matthew 20:3 He went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace.
Matthew 20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise.
Matthew 20:6 About the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle. He said to them,'Why do you stand here all day idle?'
Matthew 20:9 "When those who were hired at about the eleventh hour came, they each received a denarius.
Matthew 20:12 saying,'These last have spent one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat!'
Matthew 24:36 But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore, for you don't know in what hour your Lord comes.
Matthew 24:43 But of this be assured, that if the master of the house had known the hour at which the robber was coming, he would have kept awake, and not have allowed his house to be broken into.
Matthew 24:44 Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don't expect, the Son of Man will come.
Matthew 24:50 the lord of that servant will come in a day when he doesn't expect it, and in an hour when he doesn't know it,
Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for you don't know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
Matthew 26:34 Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you that this night, before the hour of the cock's cry, you will say three times that you have no knowledge of me.
Matthew 26:40 He came to the disciples, and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "What, couldn't you watch with me for one hour?
Matthew 26:45 Then he came to his disciples, and said to them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest. Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Matthew 26:55 In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, "Have you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize me? I sat daily in the temple teaching, and you didn't arrest me.
Matthew 26:75 And the word of Jesus came back to Peter, when he said, Before the hour of the cock's cry, you will say three times that you have no knowledge of me. And he went out, weeping bitterly.
Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
Matthew 27:46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lima sabachthani?" That is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Mark 6:35 By this time it was late; so His disciples came to Him, and said, "This is a lonely place, and the hour is now late:
Mark 11:11 So He came into Jerusalem and into the Temple; and after looking round upon everything there, the hour being now late He went out to Bethany with the Twelve.
Mark 13:11 When they lead you away and deliver you up, don't be anxious beforehand, or premeditate what you will say, but say whatever will be given you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
Mark 13:32 But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Mark 14:35 He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him.
Mark 14:37 He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn't you watch one hour?
Mark 14:41 He came the third time, and said to them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough. The hour has come. Behold, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Mark 15:25 It was the third hour, and they crucified him.
Mark 15:33 When the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
Mark 15:34 At the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which is, being interpreted, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Luke 1:10 The whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense.
Luke 1:15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; no wine or fermented drink shall he ever drink; but he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the very hour of his birth.
Luke 1:48 For he has had pity on his servant, though she is poor and lowly placed: and from this hour will all generations give witness to the blessing which has come to me.
Luke 2:38 Coming up at that very hour, she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of him to all those who were looking for redemption in Jerusalem.
Luke 7:21 In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits; and to many who were blind he gave sight.
Luke 10:21 In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight."
Luke 12:12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that same hour what you must say."
Luke 12:25 And which of you by taking thought is able to make himself any taller?
Luke 12:39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not allowed his house to be broken into.
Luke 12:40 Therefore be ready also, for the Son of Man is coming in an hour that you don't expect him."
Luke 12:46 then the lord of that servant will come in a day when he isn't expecting him, and in an hour that he doesn't know, and will cut him in two, and place his portion with the unfaithful.
Luke 13:31 In that very hour there came certain Pharisees, saying to him, Get thee out, and go hence: for Herod would fain kill thee.
Luke 14:17 And he sent his bondman at the hour of supper to say to those who were invited, Come, for already all things are ready.
Luke 20:19 The chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him that very hour, but they feared the people-for they knew he had spoken this parable against them.
Luke 22:14 When the hour had come, he sat down with the twelve apostles.
Luke 22:53 When I was with you in the temple daily, you didn't stretch out your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."
Luke 22:59 After about one hour passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, "Truly this man also was with him, for he is a Galilean!"
Luke 22:61 And the Lord, turning, gave Peter a look. And the words of the Lord came to Peter's mind, how he had said, This night, before the hour of the cock's cry, you will be false to me three times.
Luke 23:44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
Luke 24:33 They rose up that very hour, returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them,
John 1:39 He said to them, "Come, and see." They came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.
John 2:4 Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does that have to do with you and me? My hour has not yet come."
John 4:6 Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being tired from his journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
John 4:21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, will you worship the Father.
John 4:23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to be his worshippers.
John 4:52 So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. They said therefore to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour, the fever left him."
John 4:53 So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives." He believed, as did his whole house.
John 5:25 Most certainly, I tell you, the hour comes, and now is, when the dead will hear the Son of God's voice; and those who hear will live.
John 5:28 Don't marvel at this, for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs will hear his voice,
John 5:35 he was the burning and shining lamp, and ye did will to be glad, for an hour, in his light.
John 7:30 They sought therefore to take him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.
John 8:20 Jesus spoke these words in the treasury, as he taught in the temple. Yet no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
John 12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
John 12:27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you shall think that he offereth service unto God.
John 16:4 But these things have I spoken unto you, that when their hour is come, ye may remember them, how that I told you. And these things I said not unto you from the beginning, because I was with you.
John 16:21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
John 16:25 These things have I spoken unto you in dark sayings: the hour cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in dark sayings, but shall tell you plainly of the Father.
John 16:31 Jesus answered them, 'Now do ye believe? lo, there doth come an hour,
John 16:32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
John 19:14 Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, at about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, "Behold, your King!"
John 19:27 Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" From that hour, the disciple took her to his own home.
Acts 2:15 For these aren't drunken, as you suppose, seeing it is only the third hour of the day.
Acts 3:1 Peter and John were going up into the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
Acts 10:3 At about the ninth hour of the day, he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God coming to him, and saying to him, "Cornelius!"
Acts 10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
Acts 10:30 Cornelius said, "Four days ago, I was fasting until this hour, and at the ninth hour, I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,
Acts 16:18 She was doing this for many days. But Paul, becoming greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" It came out that very hour.
Acts 16:33 He took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes, and was immediately baptized, he and all his household.
Acts 22:13 came to me, and standing by me said to me,'Brother Saul, receive your sight!' In that very hour I looked up at him.
Acts 23:23 He called to himself two of the centurions, and said, "Prepare two hundred soldiers to go as far as Caesarea, with seventy horsemen, and two hundred men armed with spears, at the third hour of the night."
Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole of Creation is groaning together in the pains of childbirth until this hour.
Romans 13:11 And this, knowing the time, that for us, the hour already 'is' to be aroused out of sleep, for now nearer 'is' our salvation than when we did believe;
1 Corinthians 4:11 Even to this present hour we hunger, thirst, are naked, are beaten, and have no certain dwelling place.
1 Corinthians 4:13 when slandered, we try to conciliate. We have come to be regarded as the mere dirt and filth of the world--the refuse of the universe, even to this hour.
1 Corinthians 8:7 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
1 Corinthians 15:30 Why do we also stand in jeopardy every hour?
2 Corinthians 7:8 because even if I made you sorry in the letter, I do not repent -- if even I did repent -- for I perceive that the letter, even if for an hour, did make you sorry.
Galatians 2:5 to whom we gave no place in the way of subjection, not for an hour, that the truth of the Good News might continue with you.
1 Thessalonians 2:17 And we, brethren, having been taken from you for the space of an hour -- in presence, not in heart -- did hasten the more abundantly to see your face in much desire,
Philemon 1:15 for perhaps because of this he did depart for an hour, that age-duringly thou mayest have him,
1 John 2:18 Little children, these are the end times, and as you heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen. By this we know that it is the final hour.
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