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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To make soft or more soft.

2. (v. t.) To render less hard; -- said of matter.

3. (v. t.) To mollify; to make less fierce or intractable.

4. (v. t.) To palliate; to represent as less enormous; as, to soften a fault.

5. (v. t.) To compose; to mitigate; to assuage.

6. (v. t.) To make less harsh, less rude, less offensive, or less violent, or to render of an opposite quality.

7. (v. t.) To make less glaring; to tone down; as, to soften the coloring of a picture.

8. (v. t.) To make tender; to make effeminate; to enervate; as, troops softened by luxury.

9. (v. t.) To make less harsh or grating, or of a quality the opposite; as, to soften the voice.

10. (v. i.) To become soft or softened, or less rude, harsh, severe, or obdurate.

Strong's Hebrew
4127. mug -- to melt
... root Definition to melt NASB Word Usage disheartened (1), dissolve (2), dissolved
(2), melt (3), melted (2), melted away (4), melts (1), soften (1). ...
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7401. rakak -- to be tender, weak or soft
... A primitive root; to soften (intransitively or transitively), used figuratively --
(be) faint((-hearted)), mollify, (be, make) soft(-er), be tender. ...
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2203. zepheth -- pitch
... pitch From an unused root (meaning to liquify); asphalt (from its tendency to soften
in the sun) -- pitch. 2202, 2203. zepheth. 2203a . Strong's Numbers.
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4799. marach -- to rub
... lay for a plaster. A primitive root; properly, to soften by rubbing or pressure;
hence (medicinally) to apply as an emollient -- lay for a plaister. ...
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The Evil and Its Remedy
... Some men imagine that the gospel was devised, in some way or other, to soften down
the harshness of God towards sin. ... Does it not soften the punishment of sin? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the evil and its remedy.htm

Jabneh. Jamnia.
... me into bonds, his bonds are not eternal; if he should kill me, his killing would
not be eternal: and I might perhaps pacify him with words, or soften him with ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 15 jabneh jamnia.htm

The Sword of the Lord
... with the sword. It does not soften, nor restrain, nor drive to God. The
main result is, impatient longing for its removal. The text ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the sword of the lord.htm

The Scheme of Necessity Makes God the Author of Sin.
... Most of the advocates of divine providence have endeavoured to soften their views,
so as to bring them into a conformity with the common sentiments of mankind ...
/.../a theodicy or vindication of the divine glory/chapter ii the scheme of.htm

Psalm XC.
... The word, "How long," belongs to righteousness beseeching, not indignant impatience.
"Be softened," some have rendered by a verb, "soften." But "be softened ...
/...// on the book of psalms/psalm xc.htm

On Eutropius, the Eunuch, Patrician and Consul.
... 3. Now I say these things not by way of reproaching him, or insulting his misfortune,
but from a desire to soften your minds towards him, and to induce you to ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/homily i on eutropius the.htm

1 Timothy iv. 14-Nov
... is a threefold show of forwardness. By the manner and the mildness of it,
therefore, he would soften it. For it is possible to reprove ...
/.../homily xiii 1 timothy iv.htm

Death to Sin is the Way Out into a Life of Holiness.
... Spring comes: the thorn does not drop off, and it does not soften; there it is,
as uncompromising as ever; but half-way up appear two brown furry balls, mere ...
// of the cross/death to sin is the.htm

John vi. 16-18
... miracle of the loaves, as desiring not only by what took place within, but also
by the miracles which were wrought without the city, to soften its disobedience ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily xliii john vi 16-18.htm

Severinus in Germany.
... things, to elevate themselves by the life of the Spirit above their present distresses,
and by spiritual joy to soften and sweeten want and destitution. ...
/.../neander/light in the dark places/severinus in germany.htm

Soften (1 Occurrence)
... 4. (vt) To palliate; to represent as less enormous; as, to soften a fault. ... 7. (vt)
To make less glaring; to tone down; as, to soften the coloring of a picture. ...
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Relent (15 Occurrences)
... 2. (vi) To become less severe or intense; to become less hard, harsh, cruel, or
the like; to soften in temper; to become more mild and tender; to feel ...
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Assuage (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (vt) To soften; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen pain or grief; to appease
or pacify, as passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or desire. ...
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Subdue (26 Occurrences)
... 6. (vt) To reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears.
7. (vt) To make mellow; to break, as land; also, to destroy, as weeds. ...
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Sweeten (3 Occurrences)
... friendship. 3. (v.) To make mild or kind; to soften; as, to sweeten the temper.
4 ... life. 5. (v.) To soften to the eye; to make delicate. 6 ...
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Soft (36 Occurrences)
... certain. (BBE). Psalms 65:10 You drench its furrows. You level its ridges.
You soften it with showers. You bless it with a crop. (Root ...
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Qualify (2 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength
of, as liquors. 5. (vt) To soothe; to cure; -- said of persons. ...
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Grain (413 Occurrences)
... 16. (vt) To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains. 17. (vt) To take the hair off
(skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.). 18. ...
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Inches (1 Occurrence)
... of November. They soften the parched ground so that the winter grain may
be sown before the heavy continuous rains set in. The main ...
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Furrows (8 Occurrences)
... Psalms 65:10 You drench its furrows. You level its ridges. You soften it with showers.
You bless it with a crop. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Bible Concordance
Soften (1 Occurrence)

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



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