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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Easily yielding to pressure; easily impressed, molded, or cut; not firm in resisting; impressible; yielding; also, malleable; -- opposed to hard; as, a soft bed; a soft peach; soft earth; soft wood or metal.

2. (superl.) Not rough, rugged, or harsh to the touch; smooth; delicate; fine; as, soft silk; a soft skin.

3. (superl.) Hence, agreeable to feel, taste, or inhale; not irritating to the tissues; as, a soft liniment; soft wines.

4. (superl.) Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring; pleasing to the eye; not exciting by intensity of color or violent contrast; as, soft hues or tints.

5. (superl.) Not harsh or rough in sound; gentle and pleasing to the ear; flowing; as, soft whispers of music.

6. (superl.) Easily yielding; susceptible to influence; flexible; gentle; kind.

7. (superl.) Expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes.

8. (superl.) Effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak.

9. (superl.) Gentle in action or motion; easy.

10. (superl.) Weak in character; impressible.

11. (superl.) Somewhat weak in intellect.

12. (superl.) Quiet; undisturbed; peaceful; as, soft slumbers.

13. (superl.) Having, or consisting of, a gentle curve or curves; not angular or abrupt; as, soft outlines.

14. (superl.) Not tinged with mineral salts; adapted to decompose soap; as, soft water is the best for washing.

15. (superl.) Applied to a palatal, a sibilant, or a dental consonant (as g in gem, c in cent, etc.) as distinguished from a guttural mute (as g in go, c in cone, etc.); -- opposed to hard.

16. (superl.) Belonging to the class of sonant elements as distinguished from the surd, and considered as involving less force in utterance; as, b, d, g, z, v, etc., in contrast with p, t, k, s, f, etc.

17. (n.) A soft or foolish person; an idiot.

18. (adv.) Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.

19. (interj.) Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

(malakos): In Matthew 11:8 English Versions of the Bible, where Jesus, speaking of John the Baptist, asks "What went ye out to see? a man clothed in soft raiment?" where "raiment," though implied, is not expressed in the best text, but was probably added from Luke 7:25 parallel. It is equivalent to "elegant clothing," such as courtiers wore, as shown by the words following, "Behold, they that wear soft raiment are in kings' houses." John had bravely refused to play courtier and had gone to prison for it. In the early days of Herod the Great some scribes who attached themselves to him laid aside their usual plain clothing and wore the gorgeous raiment of courtiers (Jost, in Plumptre).

George B. Eager

3120. malakos -- soft, effeminate
... soft, effeminate. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: malakos Phonetic Spelling:
(mal-ak-os') Short Definition: soft, effeminate Definition: (a) soft, (b ...
// - 6k

527. hapalos -- tender
... tender. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: hapalos Phonetic Spelling:
(ap-al-os') Short Definition: tender Definition: soft, tender, as a shoot of a tree ...
// - 6k

4973. sphragis -- a seal, a signet
... seal attests, the proof. Cognate: 4973 -- an etched (engraved) object pressed
into soft wax or clay to (); a ".". "Seal" is often ...
// - 7k

3119. malakia -- softness, weakness
... weakness, illness, sickness. 3119 (from 3120 , "soft") -- a disease or
condition that weakens ("softens") the victim. 3119 () is an ...
// - 6k

4560. sarkinos -- of the flesh
... fleshly. From sarx; similar to flesh, ie (by analogy) soft -- fleshly. see GREEK
sarx. (sarkinais) -- 1 Occurrence. (sarkines) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
7390. rak -- tender, delicate, soft
... rak. 7391 . tender, delicate, soft. Transliteration: rak Phonetic Spelling: (rak)
Short Definition: tender. ... fainthearted, soft, tender hearted, one, weak. ...
/hebrew/7390.htm - 6k

7401. rakak -- to be tender, weak or soft
... 7400, 7401. rakak. 7402 . to be tender, weak or soft. Transliteration: rakak
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-kak') Short Definition: fainthearted. Word Origin a prim ...
/hebrew/7401.htm - 6k

6026. anog -- to be soft, delicate, dainty
... 6025, 6026. anog. 6027 . to be soft, delicate, dainty. Transliteration: anog
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-nag') Short Definition: delight. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/6026.htm - 6k

7363a. rachaph -- to grow soft, relax
... rachaph. 7363b . to grow soft, relax. Transliteration: rachaph Short Definition:
tremble. ... root Definition to grow soft, relax NASB Word Usage tremble (1). ...
/hebrew/7363a.htm - 5k

7363. rachaph -- to grow soft, relax
... 7362, 7363. rachaph. 7363a . to grow soft, relax. Transliteration: rachaph
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-khaf') Short Definition: relax. flutter, move, shake ...
/hebrew/7363.htm - 5k

4127. mug -- to melt
... consume, dissolve, be fainthearted, melt away, make soft. A primitive root;
to melt, ie Literally (to soften, flow down, disappear ...
/hebrew/4127.htm - 6k

4578. meeh -- internal organs, inward parts, belly
... From an unused root probably meaning to be soft; used only in plural the intestines,
or (collectively) the abdomen, figuratively, sympathy; by implication, a ...
/hebrew/4578.htm - 6k

5727. adan -- to luxuriate
... delight self. A primitive root; to be soft or pleasant; figuratively and reflexively,
to live voluptuously -- delight self. 5726, 5727. adan. 5728 . ...
/hebrew/5727.htm - 6k

3409. yarek -- thigh, loin, side, base
... 1). body, loins, shaft, side, thigh. From an unused root meaning to be
soft; the thigh (from its fleshy softness); by euphem. The ...
/hebrew/3409.htm - 6k

3895. lechi -- jaw, cheek
... cheek bone, jaw bone. From an unused root meaning to be soft; the cheek (from its
fleshiness); hence, the jaw-bone -- cheek (bone), jaw (bone). 3894, 3895. ...
/hebrew/3895.htm - 6k


"What Soft Hair He Has"
... Chapter 5. Wesley Refused Sacraments at Epworth; Cornwall and the Scilly Isles;
Natural Amphitheater at Gwennap; Wesley in Danger "What Soft Hair He Has". ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/what soft hair he has.htm

"A Low, Soft, Solemn Sound"
... Chapter 19. An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland;
Incidents in Scotland "A Low, Soft, Solemn Sound". 1782. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/a low soft solemn sound.htm

Wesley Likes a Soft Cushion
... Chapter 11. "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Wesley's Advice to Travelers;
Wesley and the French Prisoners Wesley Likes a Soft Cushion. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/wesley likes a soft cushion.htm

He that Overcometh
... It is the manly summons from the soft theory of life to the principle which
one may call that of progress through overcoming resistance. ...
/.../peabody/mornings in the college chapel/xliv he that overcometh.htm

But, if it Does not Weary You, Let the Point Out as Briefly as ...
... near and set themselves against Me:" and again; "His words were made softer than
oil and yet be they very darts." What then is meant by his words were made soft ...
/.../20 but if it does.htm

Matt. x. 7, 8, 9
... But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment; behold, they that
wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. ... a man clothed in soft raiment? ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily xxxvii matt x 7.htm

Of the Intestines in Man, and their Use.
... For He has made a kind of intestines soft and thin, [1886] which we call the lungs,
into which the breath might pass by an alternate interchange; [1887] and He ...
/.../lactantius/on the workmanship of god/chap xi of the intestines in.htm

The Gathering Storm
... Greeks, Romans, Jews, Syrians"had thronged to her suburbs, to fix their voluptuous
homes in scenes where they could enjoy the soft western winds which, even ...
/.../chapter i the gathering storm.htm

The Broken Tryst.
... You can just hear the soft, very soft woodsman's cry, "Hello-alo, hello, Adam,
Aa-dam"here I am"waiting for you"I've kept my tryst"where are you ...
// talks about jesus/the broken tryst.htm

A Passage of Jeremiah Examined.
... so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it." [2562]
For when Adam, having been formed out of clay, was still soft and moist ...
/.../chapter v a passage of jeremiah.htm

Soft (36 Occurrences)
... yielding to pressure; easily impressed, molded, or cut; not firm in resisting;
impressible; yielding; also, malleable; -- opposed to hard; as, a soft bed; a ...
/s/soft.htm - 20k

Raiment (75 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) An article of dress. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. RAIMENT, SOFT. ... Matthew
11:8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? ...
/r/raiment.htm - 31k

Down (12601 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants,
not matted and fleecy like wool. 2. (n.) The soft under feathers of birds. ...
/d/down.htm - 9k

Soften (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To make soft or more soft. ... 10. (vi) To become
soft or softened, or less rude, harsh, severe, or obdurate. ...
/s/soften.htm - 7k

Oven (22 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 22:20 As they put silver and brass and iron and lead and tin together inside
the oven, heating up the fire on it to make it soft; so will I get you ...
/o/oven.htm - 15k

Gangrene (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) A term formerly restricted to mortification of the soft tissues which has
not advanced so far as to produce complete loss of vitality; but now applied ...
/g/gangrene.htm - 8k

Mash (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A mesh. 2. (n.) A mass of mixed ingredients reduced to a soft pulpy state
by beating or pressure; a mass of anything in a soft pulpy state. ...
/m/mash.htm - 8k

Pad (1 Occurrence)
... 9. (n.) A soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft; stuffing. 10. ... 15. (n.)
A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc. 16. ...
/p/pad.htm - 8k

Clothed (153 Occurrences)
... A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings'
houses. (KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV). ... A man clothed in soft clothing? ...
/c/clothed.htm - 37k

Gentle (48 Occurrences)
... 5. (superl.) Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy;
soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop . ...
/g/gentle.htm - 20k

Bible Concordance
Soft (36 Occurrences)

Matthew 11:8 But what did you go out to see? A man in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in king's houses.

Matthew 24:32 "Now learn from the fig-tree the lesson it teaches. As soon as its branches have now become soft and it is bursting into leaf, you all know that summer is near.

Mark 13:28 "Learn from the fig-tree the lesson it teaches. As soon as its branch has become soft and it is bursting into leaf, you know that summer is near.

Luke 6:49 But he who has heard and not practised is like a man who has built a house upon the soft soil without a foundation, against which the torrent bursts, and immediately it collapses, and terrible is the wreck and ruin of that house."

Luke 7:25 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are gorgeously dressed, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.

Genesis 18:7 And running to the herd, he took a young ox, soft and fat, and gave it to the servant and he quickly made it ready;

Deuteronomy 28:54 That man among you who is soft and used to comfort will be hard and cruel to his brother, and to his dear wife, and to of those his children who are still living;

Deuteronomy 28:56 The most soft and delicate of your women, who would not so much as put her foot on the earth, so delicate is she, will be hard-hearted to her husband and to her son and to her daughter;

1 Kings 7:16 And he made the two crowns to be put on the tops of the pillars, of brass made soft in the fire; the crowns were five cubits high.

1 Kings 19:12 And after the earth-shock a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire, the sound of a soft breath.

2 Kings 22:19 Because your heart was soft, and you made yourself low before me, when you had word of what I said against this place and its people, that they would become a waste and a curse, and you gave signs of grief, weeping before me: truly, I have given ear to you, says the Lord.

2 Chronicles 4:17 The king made them of liquid metal in the lowland of Jordan, in the soft earth between Succoth and Zeredah.

2 Chronicles 34:27 And your heart was soft, and you made yourself low before God, on hearing his words about this place and its people, and with weeping and signs of grief have made yourself low before me, I have given ear to you, says the Lord God.

Job 6:6 Will a man take food which has no taste without salt? or is there any taste in the soft substance of purslain?

Job 23:16 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:

Job 41:3 Will he make many petitions to you, or will he speak soft words to you?

Job 41:27 Iron is to him as dry grass, and brass as soft wood.

Psalms 22:14 I am flowing away like water, and all my bones are out of place: my heart is like wax, it has become soft in my body.

Psalms 40:2 He took me up out of a deep waste place, out of the soft and sticky earth; he put my feet on a rock, and made my steps certain.

Psalms 65:10 You drench its furrows. You level its ridges. You soften it with showers. You bless it with a crop.

Psalms 68:2 Let them be like smoke before the driving wind; as wax turning soft before the fire, so let them come to an end before the power of God.

Psalms 69:2 My feet are deep in the soft earth, where there is no support; I have come into deep waters, the waves are flowing over me.

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 25:15 By patience a ruler is persuaded. A soft tongue breaks the bone.

Ecclesiastes 12:4 When the doors are shut in the street, and the sound of the crushing is low, and the voice of the bird is soft, and the daughters of music will be made low;

Isaiah 40:20 The wise workman makes selection of the mulberry-tree of the offering, a wood which will not become soft; so that the image may be fixed to it and not be moved.

Jeremiah 9:7 So the Lord of armies has said, See, I will make them soft in the fire and put them to the test; this I will do because of their evil-doing.

Ezekiel 17:22 This is what the Lord has said: Further, I will take the highest top of the cedar and put it in the earth; cutting off from the highest of his young branches a soft one, I will have it planted on a high and great mountain;

Ezekiel 21:7 And when they say to you, Why are you making sounds of grief? then say, Because of the news, for it is coming: and every heart will become soft, and all hands will be feeble, and every spirit will be burning low, and all knees will be turned to water: see, it is coming and it will be done, says the Lord.

Ezekiel 21:15 In order that hearts may become soft, and the number of those who are falling may be increased, I have sent death by the sword against all their doors: you are made like a flame, you are polished for death.

Ezekiel 22:20 As they put silver and brass and iron and lead and tin together inside the oven, heating up the fire on it to make it soft; so will I get you together in my wrath and in my passion, and, heating the fire with my breath, will make you soft.

Ezekiel 22:21 Yes, I will take you, breathing on you the fire of my wrath, and you will become soft in it.

Ezekiel 22:22 As silver becomes soft in the oven, so you will become soft in it; and you will be certain that I the Lord have let loose my passion on you.

Ezekiel 24:11 And I will put her on the coals so that she may be heated and her brass burned, so that what is unclean in her may become soft and her waste be completely taken away.

Hosea 11:8 How may I give you up, O Ephraim? how may I be your saviour, O Israel? how may I make you like Admah? how may I do to you as I did to Zeboim? My heart is turned in me, it is soft with pity.

Amos 6:4 Who are resting on beds of ivory, stretched out on soft seats, feasting on lambs from the flock and young oxen from the cattle-house;



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Oven (22 Occurrences)

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Gentle (48 Occurrences)

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Paste (10 Occurrences)

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Silver (329 Occurrences)

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Heating (4 Occurrences)

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Quake (23 Occurrences)

Kishon (6 Occurrences)

Ulcer (8 Occurrences)

Undergoes (11 Occurrences)

Ointment (29 Occurrences)

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