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ATS Bible DictionarySister
In the style of the Hebrews, "sister" had equal latitude with "brother." It is used, not only for a sister by natural relation, from the same father and mother, but also for a sister by the same father only, or by the same mother only; or for any near female relative, Genesis 12:13. See BROTHER.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative of brother.
2. (n.) A woman who is closely allied to, or associated with, another person, as in the same faith, society, order, or community.
3. (n.) One of the same kind, or of the same condition; -- generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaSISTER
sis'-ter ('achoth): Used repeatedly in the Old Testament of a female
Greek79. adelphe -- sister
... sister. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: adelphe Phonetic Spelling:
(ad-el-fay') Short Definition: a sister Definition: a sister, a woman (fellow ...
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431. anepsios -- a cousin
3137. Maria -- Mary, the name of several Christian women
3136. Martha -- Martha, a Christian woman
682. Apphia -- Apphia, a Christian woman in Colossae
5173. Truphosa -- Tryphosa, a Christian woman
959. Bernike -- Berenice, Bernice, daughter of Herod Agrippa I
Strong's Hebrew269. achoth -- sister
... 268, 269. achoth. 270 . sister. Transliteration: achoth Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-khoth') Short Definition: sister. Word Origin from ...
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2994. yebemeth -- sister-in-law
4813. Miryam -- a sister of Aaron, also a man of Judah
5279a. Naamah -- a sister of Tubal-cain, also an Ammonitess
6204. Orpah -- sister-in-law of Ruth
5279. Na'amah -- a sister of Tubal-cain, also an Ammonitess
1733. dodah -- aunt
3252. Yiskah -- a daughter of Haran
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ThesaurusSister (113 Occurrences)
... In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative
of brother. ... 4. (vt) To be sister to; to resemble closely. Int. ...
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Sister's (7 Occurrences)
Sister-spouse (4 Occurrences)
Sister-in-law (1 Occurrence)
Uncover (35 Occurrences)
Amnon (23 Occurrences)
Rebecca (28 Occurrences)
Martha (12 Occurrences)
Mother's (102 Occurrences)
Tahpenes (2 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceSister (113 Occurrences)
Matthew 12:50 For whoever does the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother."
Mark 3:35 For whoever does the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother."
Luke 10:39 She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
Luke 10:40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came up to him, and said, "Lord, don't you care that my sister left me to serve alone? Ask her therefore to help me."
John 11:1 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister, Martha. The Acts of the Apostles
John 11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
John 11:28 When she had said this, she went away, and called Mary, her sister, secretly, saying, "The Teacher is here, and is calling you."
John 11:39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days."
John 19:25 But there were standing by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
Acts 23:16 But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the barracks and told Paul.
Romans 16:1 I commend to you Phoebe, our sister, who is a servant of the assembly that is at Cenchreae,
Romans 16:15 Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.
1 Corinthians 7:15 Yet if the unbeliever departs, let there be separation. The brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us in peace.
1 Corinthians 9:5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
1 Thessalonians 4:6 that no one should take advantage of and wrong a brother or sister in this matter; because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also we forewarned you and testified.
Philemon 1:2 and to our sister Apphia and our comrade Archippus--as well as to the Church in your house.
James 2:15 And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food,
2 John 1:1 I, a ruler in the church, send word to the noble sister who is of God's selection, and to her children, for whom I have true love; and not only I, but all who have knowledge of what is true;
2 John 1:5 And now, my sister, I make a request to you, not sending you a new law, but the law which we had from the first, that we have love for one another.
2 John 1:13 The children of your chosen sister greet you. Amen.
Genesis 4:22 Zillah also gave birth to Tubal Cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron. Tubal Cain's sister was Naamah.
Genesis 12:13 Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you."
Genesis 12:19 Why did you say,'She is my sister,' so that I took her to be my wife? Now therefore, see your wife, take her, and go your way."
Genesis 19:31 And the older daughter said to her sister, Our father is old, and there is no man to be a husband to us in the natural way:
Genesis 20:2 Abraham said about Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
Genesis 20:5 Didn't he tell me,'She is my sister?' She, even she herself, said,'He is my brother.' In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands have I done this."
Genesis 20:12 Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
Genesis 24:30 It happened, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets on his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, "This is what the man said to me," that he came to the man. Behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.
Genesis 24:59 They sent away Rebekah, their sister, with her nurse, Abraham's servant, and his men.
Genesis 24:60 They blessed Rebekah, and said to her, "Our sister, may you be the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your seed possess the gate of those who hate them."
Genesis 25:20 Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife.
Genesis 26:7 The men of the place asked him about his wife. He said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say, "My wife," lest, he thought, "the men of the place might kill me for Rebekah, because she is beautiful to look at."
Genesis 26:9 Abimelech called Isaac, and said, "Behold, surely she is your wife. Why did you say,'She is my sister?'" Isaac said to him, "Because I said,'Lest I die because of her.'"
Genesis 28:9 Esau went to Ishmael, and took, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.
Genesis 30:1 When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I will die."
Genesis 30:8 Rachel said, "With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed." She named him Naphtali.
Genesis 34:13 The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with deceit, and spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,
Genesis 34:14 and said to them, "We can't do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised; for that is a reproach to us.
Genesis 34:17 But if you will not listen to us, to be circumcised, then we will take our sister, and we will be gone."
Genesis 34:27 Jacob's sons came on the dead, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.
Genesis 34:31 They said, "Should he deal with our sister as with a prostitute?"
Genesis 36:3 and Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebaioth.
Genesis 36:22 The children of Lotan were Hori and Heman. Lotan's sister was Timna.
Genesis 46:17 The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and Serah their sister. The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.
Exodus 2:4 His sister stood far off, to see what would be done to him.
Exodus 2:7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Should I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?"
Exodus 6:20 Amram took Jochebed his father's sister to himself as wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty-seven years.
Exodus 6:23 Aaron took Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, as his wife; and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
Exodus 15:20 Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dances.
Leviticus 18:9 "'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home, or born abroad.
Leviticus 18:11 "'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, conceived by your father, since she is your sister.
Leviticus 18:12 "'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister: she is your father's near kinswoman.
Leviticus 18:13 "'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister: for she is your mother's near kinswoman.
Leviticus 18:18 "'You shall not take a wife to her sister, to be a rival, to uncover her nakedness, while her sister is yet alive.
Leviticus 20:17 "'If a man takes his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and sees her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness; it is a shameful thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the children of their people: he has uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
Leviticus 20:19 "'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, nor of your father's sister; for he has made naked his close relative: they shall bear their iniquity.
Leviticus 21:3 and for his virgin sister who is near to him, who has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.
Numbers 6:7 He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die; because his separation to God is on his head.
Numbers 25:18 for they harassed you with their wiles, with which they have deceived you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the prince of Midian, their sister, who was slain on the day of the plague in the matter of Peor."
Numbers 26:59 The name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt: and she bore to Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.
Deuteronomy 27:22 'Cursed is he who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother.' All the people shall say,'Amen.'
Judges 15:2 Her father said, "I most certainly thought that you had utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to your companion. Isn't her younger sister more beautiful than she? Please take her, instead."
Ruth 1:15 She said, "Behold, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people, and to her god. Follow your sister-in-law."
2 Samuel 13:1 It happened after this, that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.
2 Samuel 13:2 Amnon was so troubled that he fell sick because of his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and it seemed hard to Amnon to do anything to her.
2 Samuel 13:4 He said to him, "Why, son of the king, are you so sad from day to day? Won't you tell me?" Amnon said to him, "I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister."
2 Samuel 13:5 Jonadab said to him, "Lay down on your bed, and pretend to be sick. When your father comes to see you, tell him,'Please let my sister Tamar come and give me bread to eat, and dress the food in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it from her hand.'"
2 Samuel 13:6 So Amnon lay down and faked being sick. When the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, "Please let my sister Tamar come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat from her hand."
2 Samuel 13:11 When she had brought them near to him to eat, he took hold of her, and said to her, "Come, lie with me, my sister!"
2 Samuel 13:20 Absalom her brother said to her, "Has Amnon your brother been with you? But now hold your peace, my sister. He is your brother. Don't take this thing to heart." So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom's house.
2 Samuel 13:22 Absalom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad; for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.
2 Samuel 13:32 Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother, answered, "Don't let my lord suppose that they have killed all the young men the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead; for by the appointment of Absalom this has been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.
2 Samuel 17:25 Absalom set Amasa over the army instead of Joab. Now Amasa was the son of a man, whose name was Ithra the Israelite, who went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah, Joab's mother.
2 Samuel 21:8 And the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she had borne to Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of the sister of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she had borne to Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite;
1 Kings 11:19 Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him as wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.
1 Kings 11:20 The sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the sons of Pharaoh.
2 Kings 11:2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the king's sons who were slain, even him and his nurse, and put them in the bedchamber; and they hid him from Athaliah, so that he was not slain;
1 Chronicles 1:39 The sons of Lotan: Hori, and Homam; and Timna was Lotan's sister.
1 Chronicles 3:9 All these were the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines; and Tamar was their sister.
1 Chronicles 3:19 The sons of Pedaiah: Zerubbabel, and Shimei. The sons of Zerubbabel: Meshullam, and Hananiah; and Shelomith was their sister;
1 Chronicles 4:3 These were the sons of the father of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi;
1 Chronicles 4:19 The sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.
1 Chronicles 7:15 and Machir took a wife of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maacah; and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.
1 Chronicles 7:18 His sister Hammolecheth bore Ishhod, and Abiezer, and Mahlah.
1 Chronicles 7:30 The sons of Asher: Imnah, and Ishvah, and Ishvi, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.
1 Chronicles 7:32 Heber became the father of Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua their sister.
Job 17:14 If I have said to corruption,'You are my father;' to the worm,'My mother,' and'my sister;'
Proverbs 7:4 Tell wisdom, "You are my sister." Call understanding your relative,
Song of Songs 4:9 You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride. You have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, with one chain of your neck.
Song of Songs 4:10 How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine! The fragrance of your perfumes than all manner of spices!
Song of Songs 4:12 A locked up garden is my sister, my bride; a locked up spring, a sealed fountain.
Song of Songs 5:1 I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride. I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, friends! Drink, yes, drink abundantly, beloved.
Song of Songs 5:2 I was asleep, but my heart was awake. It is the voice of my beloved who knocks: "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, and my hair with the dampness of the night."
Song of Songs 8:8 We have a little sister. She has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister in the day when she is to be spoken for?
Jeremiah 3:7 I said after she had done all these things, She will return to me; but she didn't return: and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
Jeremiah 3:8 I saw, when, for this very cause that backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a bill of divorce, yet treacherous Judah, her sister, didn't fear; but she also went and played the prostitute.
Jeremiah 3:10 Yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not returned to me with her whole heart, but only in pretense, says Yahweh.
Jeremiah 22:18 Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! They shall not lament for him, saying Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!
Ezekiel 16:45 You are the daughter of your mother, who loathes her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and their children: your mother was a Hittite, and your father an Amorite.
Ezekiel 16:46 Your elder sister is Samaria, who dwells at your left hand, she and her daughters; and your younger sister, who dwells at your right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
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