Knock
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
"Though Orientals are very jealous of their privacy, they never knock when about to enter your room, but walk in without warning or ceremony. It is nearly impossible to teach an Arab servant to knock at your door. They give warning at the outer gate either by calling or knocking. To stand and call is a very common and respectful mode. Thus Moses commanded the holder of a pledge to stand without and call to the owner to come forth (Deuteronomy 24:10). This was to avoid the violent intrusion of cruel creditors. Peter stood knocking at the outer door (Acts 12:13, 16), and the three men sent to Joppa by Cornelius made inquiry and `stood before the gate' (10:17, 18). The idea is that the guard over your privacy is to be placed at the entrance."

Knocking is used as a sign of importunity (Matthew 7:7, 8; Luke 13:25), and of the coming of Christ (Luke 12:36; Revelation 3:20).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.

2. (v. i.) To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.

3. (v. t.) To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table.

4. (v. t.) To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.

5. (n.) A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.

6. (n.) A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
KNOCK

nok (krouo): The oriental house was fitted with heavy doors which were bolted and locked with wooden keys too large to be carried about, so that even a member of the household could not secure entrance until in response to his knock or call the door should be opened by someone within. At night the delay would be increased by the difficulty of arousing the inmates sleeping within the inner chambers. To persons familiar with such experiences, the words of Jesus concerning a higher entrance, "Knock, and it shall be opened unto you" (Matthew 7:7 Luke 12:36), would have a unique force not easy for us to appreciate.

Russell Benjamin Miller

Greek
2925. krouo -- to strike
... to strike. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: krouo Phonetic Spelling:
(kroo'-o) Short Definition: I knock Definition: I knock, beat a door with a stick, ...
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3960. patasso -- to beat (of the heart), to strike
... smite, strike. Probably prolongation from paio; to knock (gently or with a weapon
or fatally) -- smite, strike. Compare tupto. see GREEK paio. see GREEK tupto. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1849. daphaq -- to beat, knock
... daphaq. 1850 . to beat, knock. Transliteration: daphaq Phonetic Spelling:
(daw-fak') Short Definition: hard. Word Origin a prim. ... beat, knock, overdrive. ...
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5368. neqash -- to knock
... 5367, 5368. neqash. 5369 . to knock. Transliteration: neqash Phonetic
Spelling: (nek-ash') Short Definition: knocking. Word Origin ...
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5367. naqash -- to knock, strike, hit, strike or bring down
... 5366, 5367. naqash. 5368 . to knock, strike, hit, strike or bring down.
Transliteration: naqash Phonetic Spelling: (naw-kash') Short Definition: ensnared. ...
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1850. Dophqah -- a place in the desert
... Dophkah. From daphaq; a knock; Dophkah, a place in the Desert -- Dophkah. see HEBREW
daphaq. 1849, 1850. Dophqah. 1851 . Strong's Numbers.
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2251. chabat -- to beat off, beat out
... beat off, out, thresh. A primitive root; to knock out or off -- beat (off, out),
thresh. 2250, 2251. chabat. 2252 . Strong's Numbers.
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5362. naqaph -- to strike off
... A primitive root; to strike with more or less violence (beat, fell, corrode); by
implication (of attack) to knock together, ie Surround or circulate -- compass ...
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Library

The Last Knock
... The Last Knock. VM Matthew 11:28. Art thou weary, sad, and lonely. ... This My claim
to thee. "Soul, I knock, I stand beseeching,. Turn me not away; ...
/.../bevan/hymns of ter steegen suso and others/the last knock.htm

What are we to Think of It, that Most People So Blindly Knock ...
... Chapter III. What are we to think of it, that most people so blindly
knock their heads´┐Ż What are we to think of it, that most ...
//christianbookshelf.org/tertullian/apology/chapter iii what are we.htm

Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock
... XLIII BEHOLD, I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK. Revelation iii.20. To the church
at Philadelphia it was promised that the door should ...
/.../peabody/mornings in the college chapel/xliii behold i stand at.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 19, "Why could not we Cast ...
... For He would that men should knock at Him, not that He might repel those
that knock, but that He might exercise those who long. ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon xxx on the words.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xi. 5, "Which of You Shall have a ...
... ask. We have heard Him in the Gospel exhorting us to ask instantly, and
to knock even after the likeness of intrusive importunity. ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lv on the words.htm

Communion Again Broken --Restoration
... position of the Bridegroom is that of a knocking Suitor outside, as in His epistle
to the Laodicean [4] Church: "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any ...
/.../taylor/union and communion/section iv communion again brokenrestoration.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, John vi. 55,"For My Flesh is Meat ...
... the meaning of, Whoso eateth My Flesh and drinketh My Blood dwelleth in Me, and
I in him." [3953] That thou mayest know with me what is meant, "Knock, and it ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lxxxii on the words.htm

The Man who Knocked at Midnight
... back, and he gets not three loaves only but as many as he needs, "And I say unto
you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/whyte/lord teach us to pray/xiv the man who knocked.htm

The Three Essentials of Prayer
... Jesus stated the three essentials of prayer when He said, "Ask, seek, knock." He
disclosed these three essentials of prayer in His parable about the man asking ...
/.../anderson/prayer availeth much/chapter 9 the three essentials.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. vii. 7, "Ask, and it Shall be ...
... to prayer. "Ask," saith He, "and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall
find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon xi on the words.htm

Thesaurus
Knock (7 Occurrences)
... "Though Orientals are very jealous of their privacy, they never knock when about
to enter your room, but walk in without warning or ceremony. ...
/k/knock.htm - 11k

Knocking (9 Occurrences)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Knock. ... Nahum 2:10 She is empty, void, and waste. The heart
melts, the knees knock together, their bodies and faces have grown pale. ...
/k/knocking.htm - 9k

Door (249 Occurrences)
... Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock,
and the door will be opened to you. (WEY BBE WBS NIV). ...
/d/door.htm - 40k

Knobs (9 Occurrences)

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Open (586 Occurrences)
... you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you. (Root
in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Matthew ...
/o/open.htm - 41k

Knocks (5 Occurrences)
... Exodus 21:27 and if a tooth of his man-servant or a tooth of his handmaid he knock
out, as a freeman he doth send him away for his tooth. (See NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Knocked (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Knock. Multi-Version Concordance
Knocked (4 Occurrences). Luke 12:36 and ye like to men ...
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Opened (182 Occurrences)
... Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and
it will be opened for you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
/o/opened.htm - 36k

Opens (30 Occurrences)
... things: (WEB WEY DBY NAS RSV NIV). Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the
door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the ...
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Gets (122 Occurrences)
... Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house has risen up, and has shut the door,
and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying,'Lord, Lord ...
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Bible Concordance
Knock (7 Occurrences)

Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 11:9 "I tell you, keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep seeking, and you will find. Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house has risen up, and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying,'Lord, Lord, open to us!' then he will answer and tell you,'I don't know you or where you come from.'
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 12:13 When Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 21:27 And if he knock out his bondman's tooth or his handmaid's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth.
(DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nahum 2:10 She is empty, void, and waste. The heart melts, the knees knock together, their bodies and faces have grown pale.
(WEB NAS)

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