Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything.
2. (n.) One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners.
3. (n.) One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; as, the keeper of a park, a pound, of sheep, of a gate, etc. ; the keeper of attached property; hence, one who saves from harm; a defender; a preserver.
4. (n.) One who remains or keeps in a place or position.
5. (n.) A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place; as: (a) The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot. (b) A ring serving to keep another ring on the finger. (c) A loop near the buckle of a strap to receive the end of the strap.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaKEEPER; KEEPERS
kep'-er, (mostly from shamar; phulax): The word is used of keepers of sheep, vineyards, doors, prisons (in Genesis 39:21;, car; compare Acts 5:23), etc. In Ecclesiastes 12:3, "The keepers of the house shall tremble," the allusion is to the decay of bodily powers, the "keepers" being specially the arms, which had become feeble through age.
Greek1200. desmophulax -- a prison keeper
... a prison keeper. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: desmophulax Phonetic
Spelling: (des-mof-oo'-lax) Short Definition: a keeper of a prison, a ...
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5441. phulax -- a guard, keeper
3511. neokoros -- a temple keeper
2135. eunouchos -- a eunuch
2780. kepouros -- a gardener
2377. thuroros -- a doorkeeper
3626. oikourgos -- working at home
289. ampelourgos -- a vinedresser
Strong's Hebrew2335. Chozay -- "seer," a keeper of records
... 2334, 2335. Chozay. 2336 . "seer," a keeper of records. Transliteration:
Chozay Phonetic Spelling: (kho-zah'-ee) Short Definition: Hozai. ...
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8269. sar -- chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince
8104. shamar -- to keep, watch, preserve
5341. natsar -- to watch, guard, keep
7778. shoer -- a gatekeeper
7763. Shomer -- two Israelites
7462a. raah -- to pasture, tend, graze
8176. shaar -- to calculate, reckon
5201. natar -- to keep
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ThesaurusKeeper (72 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; as, the keeper
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Door-keeper (2 Occurrences)
Vineyard-keeper (1 Occurrence)
Temple-keeper (1 Occurrence)
Sheep-keeper (1 Occurrence)
Jailer (8 Occurrences)
Hegai (3 Occurrences)
Doorkeeper (8 Occurrences)
Warden (8 Occurrences)
Flight (325 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceKeeper (72 Occurrences)
Matthew 2:6 You Beth-lehem, in the land of Judah, are not the least among the chiefs of Judah: out of you will come a ruler, who will be the keeper of my people Israel.
Matthew 9:36 But when he saw all the people he was moved with pity for them, because they were troubled and wandering like sheep without a keeper.
Matthew 25:32 And before him all the nations will come together; and they will be parted one from another, as the sheep are parted from the goats by the keeper.
Matthew 26:31 Then said Jesus to them, All of you will be turned away from me this night: for it is said in the Writings, I will put to death the keeper of the sheep, and the sheep of the flock will be put to flight.
Mark 6:34 And he got out, and saw a great mass of people, and he had pity on them, because they were like sheep without a keeper: and he gave them teaching about a number of things.
Mark 14:27 And Jesus said to them, You will all be turned away from me: for it is in the Writings, I will put the keeper of the sheep to death, and the sheep will be put to flight.
John 10:2 He who goes in by the door is the keeper of the sheep.
John 10:5 They will not go after another who is not their keeper, but will go from him in flight, because his voice is strange to them.
John 10:11 I am the good keeper of sheep: the good keeper gives his life for the sheep.
John 10:14 I am the good keeper; I have knowledge of my sheep, and they have knowledge of me,
John 10:16 And I have other sheep which are not of this field: I will be their guide in the same way, and they will give ear to my voice, so there will be one flock and one keeper.
John 12:6 Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and having the money box, used to steal what was put into it.
Acts 16:23 And when they had given them a great number of blows, they put them in prison, giving orders to the keeper of the prison to keep them safely:
Acts 16:27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.
Acts 16:36 And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.
Acts 19:35 When the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he said, "You men of Ephesus, what man is there who doesn't know that the city of the Ephesians is temple keeper of the great goddess Artemis, and of the image which fell down from Zeus?
Hebrews 13:20 Now may the God of peace, who made that great keeper of his flock, even our Lord Jesus, come back from the dead through the blood of the eternal agreement,
1 Peter 5:4 And at the coming of the chief Keeper of the sheep, you will be given the eternal crown of glory.
Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb who is on the high seat will be their keeper and their guide to fountains of living water: and God will make glad their eyes for ever.
Genesis 4:2 Again she gave birth, to Cain's brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Genesis 4:9 Yahweh said to Cain, "Where is Abel, your brother?" He said, "I don't know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
Genesis 39:21 But Yahweh was with Joseph, and showed kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
Genesis 39:22 The keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever they did there, he was responsible for it.
Genesis 39:23 The keeper of the prison didn't look after anything that was under his hand, because Yahweh was with him; and that which he did, Yahweh made it prosper.
Numbers 27:17 To go out and come in before them and be their guide; so that the people of the Lord may not be like sheep without a keeper.
1 Samuel 17:20 David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the place of the wagons, as the army which was going forth to the fight shouted for the battle.
1 Samuel 17:22 David left his baggage in the hand of the keeper of the baggage, and ran to the army, and came and greeted his brothers.
1 Samuel 17:34 And David said to Saul, Your servant has been keeper of his father's sheep; and if a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,
1 Samuel 28:2 And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever.
2 Samuel 5:2 In the past when Saul was king over us, it was you who went at the head of Israel when they went out or came in: and the Lord said to you, You are to be the keeper of my people Israel and their ruler.
2 Samuel 8:16 And Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the army; and Jehoshaphat, the son of Ahilud, was keeper of the records;
1 Kings 22:17 Then he said, I saw all Israel wandering on the mountains like sheep without a keeper; and the Lord said, These have no master: let them go back, every man to his house in peace.
2 Kings 10:22 He said to him who was over the vestry, "Bring out robes for all the worshippers of Baal!" He brought robes out to them.
2 Kings 22:14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in the second quarter); and they talked with her.
1 Chronicles 9:21 Zechariah, the son of Meshelemiah, was keeper of the door of the Tent of meeting.
1 Chronicles 11:2 In the past, when Saul was king, it was you who went at the head of Israel when they went out or came in; and the Lord your God said to you, You are to be the keeper of my people Israel, and their ruler.
1 Chronicles 18:15 And Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the army; and Jehoshaphat, son of Ahilud, was keeper of the records.
2 Chronicles 18:16 Then he said, I saw all Israel wandering on the mountains like sheep without a keeper; and the Lord said, These have no master: let them go back, every man to his house in peace.
2 Chronicles 31:14 And Kore, the son of Imnah the Levite, the keeper of the east door, had control of the offerings freely given to God, and the distribution of the offerings of the Lord and the most holy things.
2 Chronicles 34:22 So Hilkiah, and they whom the king had commanded, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tokhath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she lived in Jerusalem in the second quarter;) and they spoke to her to that effect.
Ezra 1:8 Even these Cyrus made Mithredath, the keeper of his wealth, get out, and he gave them, after numbering them, to Sheshbazzar, the ruler of Judah.
Nehemiah 2:8 and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the castle which appertains to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. The king granted me, according to the good hand of my God on me.
Nehemiah 3:29 After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his own house. After him repaired Shemaiah the son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the east gate.
Esther 2:3 Let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the beautiful young virgins to the citadel of Susa, to the women's house, to the custody of Hegai the king's eunuch, keeper of the women. Let cosmetics be given them;
Esther 2:8 So it happened, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together to the citadel of Susa, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was taken into the king's house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.
Esther 2:15 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, came to go in to the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's eunuch, the keeper of the women, advised. Esther obtained favor in the sight of all those who looked at her.
Job 7:20 If I have done wrong, what have I done to you, O keeper of men? why have you made me a mark for your blows, so that I am a weariness to myself?
Job 27:18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.
Psalms 121:4 See, the eyes of Israel's keeper will not be shut in sleep.
Psalms 121:5 Yahweh is your keeper. Yahweh is your shade on your right hand.
Psalms 144:2 He is my strength, and my Rock; my high tower, and my saviour; my keeper and my hope: he gives me authority over my people.
Proverbs 24:12 When thou sayest, 'Lo, we knew not this.' Is not the Ponderer of hearts He who understandeth? And the Keeper of thy soul He who knoweth? And He hath rendered to man according to his work.
Proverbs 27:18 The keeper of a fig-tree eateth its fruit, And the preserver of his master is honoured.
Song of Songs 1:6 Don't stare at me because I am dark, because the sun has scorched me. My mother's sons were angry with me. They made me keeper of the vineyards. I haven't kept my own vineyard.
Isaiah 27:3 I, Yahweh, am its keeper. I will water it every moment. Lest anyone damage it, I will keep it night and day.
Isaiah 40:11 He will give food to his flock like a keeper of sheep; with his arm he will get it together, and will take up the lambs on his breast, gently guiding those which are with young.
Isaiah 56:6 And sons of the stranger, who are joined to Jehovah, To serve Him, and to love the name of Jehovah, To be to Him for servants, Every keeper of the sabbath from polluting it, And those keeping hold on My covenant.
Isaiah 63:11 Then the early days came to their minds, the days of Moses his servant: and they said, Where is he who made the keeper of his flock come up from the sea? where is he who put his holy spirit among them,
Jeremiah 31:10 Give ear to the word of the Lord, O you nations, and give news of it in the sea-lands far away, and say, He who has sent Israel wandering will get him together and will keep him as a keeper does his flock.
Jeremiah 35:4 and I brought them into the house of Yahweh, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the threshold.
Jeremiah 43:12 And he will put a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and they will be burned by him: and he will make Egypt clean as a keeper of sheep makes clean his clothing; and he will go out from there in peace.
Jeremiah 49:19 See, he will come up like a lion from the thick growth of Jordan against the resting-place of Teman: but I will suddenly make him go in flight from her; and I will put over her the man of my selection: for who is like me? and who will put forward his cause against me? and what keeper of sheep will be able to keep his place before me?
Jeremiah 50:44 See, he will come up like a lion from the thick growth of Jordan against the resting-place of Teman: but I will suddenly make them go in flight from her; and I will put over her the man of my selection: for who is like me? and who will put forward his cause against me? and what keeper of sheep will keep his place before me?
Jeremiah 51:23 With you the keeper of sheep with his flock will be broken, and with you the farmer and his oxen will be broken, and with you captains and rulers will be broken.
Ezekiel 34:5 And they were wandering in every direction because there was no keeper: and they became food for all the beasts of the field.
Ezekiel 34:8 By my life, says the Lord, truly, because my sheep have been taken away, and my sheep became food for all the beasts of the field, because there was no keeper, and my keepers did not go in search of the sheep, but the keepers took food for themselves and gave my sheep no food;
Ezekiel 34:23 And I will put over them one keeper, and he will give them food, even my servant David; he will give them food and be their keeper.
Ezekiel 37:24 And my servant David will be king over them; and they will all have one keeper: and they will be guided by my orders and will keep my rules and do them.
Daniel 1:11 Then Daniel said to the keeper in whose care the captain of the unsexed servants had put Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
Daniel 1:16 So the keeper regularly took away their meat and the wine which was to have been their drink, and gave them grain.
Amos 3:12 These are the words of the Lord: As the keeper of sheep takes out of the mouth of the lion two legs or part of an ear; so will the children of Israel be made safe, who are resting in Samaria on seats of honour or on the silk cushions of a bed.
Zechariah 11:15 And the Lord said to me, Take again the instruments of a foolish keeper of sheep.
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