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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To enclose on all sides; to encompass; to encircle.

2. (v. t.) To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city.

3. (v. t.) To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world.

4. (v. t.) To enclose, as a body of troops, between hostile forces, so as to cut off means of communication or retreat; to invest, as a city.

5. (n.) A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc.

4023. periecho -- to surround
... to surround. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: periecho Phonetic Spelling:
(per-ee-ekh'-o) Short Definition: I contain, seize Definition: (a) I contain (of ...
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2944. kukloo -- to encircle
... to encircle. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kukloo Phonetic Spelling:
(koo-klo'-o) Short Definition: I encircle, besiege, surround Definition: I encircle ...
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4033. perikukloo -- to encircle
... to encircle. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: perikukloo Phonetic Spelling:
(per-ee-koo-klo'-o) Short Definition: I encircle, surround Definition: I ...
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4029. perikeimai -- to lie around
... to lie around. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: perikeimai Phonetic Spelling:
(per-ik'-i-mahee) Short Definition: I surround, am surrounded with Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3803. kathar -- to surround
... 3802, 3803. kathar. 3804 . to surround. Transliteration: kathar Phonetic Spelling:
(kaw-thar') Short Definition: surround. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5437. sabab -- to turn about, go around, surround
... sabab. 5438 . to turn about, go around, surround. Transliteration: sabab Phonetic
Spelling: (saw-bab') Short Definition: surrounded. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/5437.htm - 7k

5849a. atar -- to surround
... atar. 5849b . to surround. Transliteration: atar Short Definition: surround. ... root
Definition to surround NASB Word Usage surround (1), surrounding (1). ...
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661. aphaph -- to surround, encompass
... to surround, encompass. Transliteration: aphaph Phonetic Spelling: (aw-faf') Short
Definition: encompassed. ... compass. A primitive root; to surround -- compass. ...
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1598. ganan -- to cover, surround, defend
... 1597, 1598. ganan. 1599 . to cover, surround, defend. Transliteration: ganan
Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-nan') Short Definition: defend. Word Origin a prim. ...
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2314. chadar -- to surround, enclose
... 2313, 2314. chadar. 2315 . to surround, enclose. Transliteration: chadar Phonetic
Spelling: (khaw-dar') Short Definition: surrounds. Word Origin a prim. ...
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2653. chaphaph -- to enclose, surround, cover
... chaphaph. 2654 . to enclose, surround, cover. Transliteration: chaphaph Phonetic
Spelling: (khaw-faf') Short Definition: shields. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/2653.htm - 6k

5849. atar -- to surround
... 5848c, 5849. atar. 5849a . to surround. Transliteration: atar Phonetic
Spelling: (aw-tar') Short Definition: compass. compass, crown ...
/hebrew/5849.htm - 5k

5439. sabib -- circuit, round about
... entirely (1), environs (5), every direction (2), every side (34), form (2), one
surrounding (1), places around (1), round about (29), surround (10), surround ...
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5362b. naqaph -- to go around
... around (1), completed cycle (1), encircling (1), encompassed (3), go around (1),
gone around (1), observe on schedule (1), round (1), surround (1), surround* (2 ...
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Reformation Hymnody
... Lord, lend us Thy counsel and speed our days,. The light of Thy grace surround us.
Our grateful thanks to God ascend,. ... The light of Thy grace surround us. ...
/.../aaberg/hymns and hymnwriters of denmark/chapter two reformation hymnody.htm

Kept from Iniquity
... It is a natural impossibility, for so many difficulties surround the
possession of riches; but with God all things are possible. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 41 1895/kept from iniquity.htm

On Riches
... have the mind that was in Christ, and to walk as Christ walked: Such are the
hinderances to holiness, as well as the temptations to sin, which surround him on ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 108 on riches.htm

The Alchemy of Influence
... It is an analogy from an everyday fact Since we are what we are by the impacts of
those who surround us, those who surround themselves with the highest will be ...
/.../the alchemy of influence.htm

Concerning the Waters.
... was brought to view. And hence arose the two seas that surround Egypt, for
it lies between two seas. These collections contain [1749 ...
/.../john/exposition of the orthodox faith/chapter ix concerning the waters.htm

Preliminary Note.
... with, or influencing matter, or manifesting himself to other intelligences, but
that he gave forth certain divine powers or influences, which surround God as ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/preliminary note.htm

Psalm CXXV.
... mountains? Is this the whole of our happiness, that we shall have a city
which mountains surround? Do we not know what mountains are? ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxxv.htm

Whether the Circumstances are Properly Set Forth in the Third Book ...
... Reply to Objection 1: Time and place surround [circumstant] the act by way of measure;
but the others surround the act by touching it in any other way, while ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the circumstances are properly.htm

The Progress of Prelacy.
... says he, "proceed so far in the affectation of pomp and state, as to outdo even
bad rulers among the pagans; and, like the emperors, surround ourselves with a ...
/...// ancient church/chapter x the progress of.htm

John Chapter vi. 15-44
... Thus it was also foretold of Him, "And the gathering of the peoples will surround
Thee, and for this cause return Thou on high;" [491] that is, that the ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xxv john chapter vi.htm

Surround (39 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround
the world. ... Multi-Version Concordance Surround (39 Occurrences). ...
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Weapon (21 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). 2 Kings 11:8 You shall surround the king, every man with his weapons
in his hand; and he who comes within the ranks, let him be slain. ...
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Invest (2 Occurrences)
... estate. 4. (vt) To surround, accompany, or attend. 5. (vt) To confer; to
give. 6. (vt) To enclose; to surround of hem in with troops ...
/i/invest.htm - 7k

Encircle (6 Occurrences)
... (vt) To form a circle about; to enclose within a circle or ring; to surround;
as, to encircle one in the arms; the army encircled the city. ...
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Beset (16 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To set or stud (anything) with ornaments or prominent objects. 3. (vt)
To hem in; to waylay; to surround; to besiege; to blockade. ...
/b/beset.htm - 12k

Compass (51 Occurrences)
... 11. (vt) To enclose on all sides; to surround; to encircle; to environ; to invest;
to besiege; -- used with about, round, around, and round about. 12. ...
/c/compass.htm - 26k

Surrounds (8 Occurrences)
... service. (DBY). Psalms 32:10 Many sorrows come to the wicked, but loving kindness
shall surround him who trusts in Yahweh. (See RSV NIV). ...
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Hedge (12 Occurrences)
... and out. 4. (vt) To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem
(in). 5. (vt) To surround so as to prevent escape. 6. (vi ...
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Surrounding (78 Occurrences)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surround. ... 3. (n.) An encompassing. 4. (n.) The things which
surround or environ; external or attending circumstances or conditions. ...
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Hem (14 Occurrences)
... Luke 19:43 For the days will come on you, when your enemies will throw up a barricade
against you, surround you, hem you in on every side, (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV ...
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Bible Concordance
Surround (39 Occurrences)

Luke 8:45 Jesus said, "Who touched me?" When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, "Master, the multitudes press and jostle you, and you say,'Who touched me?' "
(See RSV)

Luke 19:43 For the days will come on you, when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you, surround you, hem you in on every side,

Revelation 20:9 They went up over the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the saints, and the beloved city. Fire came down out of heaven from God, and devoured them.

Deuteronomy 6:14 You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples who are around you;
(See NAS)

Joshua 7:9 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it, and will surround us, and cut off our name from the earth. What will you do for your great name?"

1 Samuel 23:26 Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men surrounded David and his men to take them.
(Root in WEB DBY NAS)

2 Kings 11:8 You shall surround the king, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he who comes within the ranks, let him be slain. be with the king when he goes out, and when he comes in."

2 Chronicles 14:7 And he said to Judah, Let us build these cities, and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars, while the land is yet before us; for we have sought Jehovah our God; we have sought him, and he has given us rest on every side. And they built and prospered.

2 Chronicles 23:7 The Levites shall surround the king, every man with his weapons in his hand; and whoever comes into the house, let him be slain: and be with the king when he comes in, and when he goes out.

Job 16:13 His archers surround me. He splits my kidneys apart, and does not spare. He pours out my gall on the ground.

Job 17:2 Surely there are mockers with me, and mine eye abideth in their provocation.
(See NIV)

Job 22:10 Therefore snares are around you. Sudden fear troubles you,
(See NAS)

Job 40:22 The lotuses cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook surround him.

Psalms 5:12 For you will bless the righteous. Yahweh, you will surround him with favor as with a shield.

Psalms 7:7 Let the congregation of the peoples surround you. Rule over them on high.

Psalms 17:9 from the wicked who oppress me, my deadly enemies, who surround me.

Psalms 17:11 They have now surrounded us in our steps. They set their eyes to cast us down to the earth.

Psalms 22:12 Many bulls have surrounded me. Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

Psalms 27:6 And now, lifted up is my head, Above my enemies -- my surrounders, And I sacrifice in His tent sacrifices of shouting, I sing, yea, I sing praise to Jehovah.
(Root in YLT NIV)

Psalms 32:7 You are my hiding place. You will preserve me from trouble. You will surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalms 32:10 Many sorrows come to the wicked, but loving kindness shall surround him who trusts in Yahweh.

Psalms 40:12 For innumerable evils have surrounded me. My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up. They are more than the hairs of my head. My heart has failed me.
(Root in WEB NAS NIV)

Psalms 49:5 Why should I fear in the days of evil, when iniquity at my heels surrounds me?

Psalms 88:17 They have surrounded me all the day like water; they have compassed me about together.

Psalms 89:7 God is very terrible, In the secret counsel of His holy ones, And fearful over all surrounding Him.
(Root in YLT NIV)

Psalms 97:2 Clouds and darkness surround him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

Psalms 109:3 They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.
(Root in WEB NAS NIV)

Psalms 125:2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so Yahweh surrounds his people from this time forth and forevermore.

Psalms 140:9 As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Psalms 142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name. The righteous will surround me, for you will be good to me.

Jeremiah 12:9 Is my heritage to me as a speckled bird of prey? are the birds of prey against her all around? Go, assemble all the animals of the field, bring them to devour.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 31:22 How long will you go here and there, you backsliding daughter? for Yahweh has created a new thing in the earth: a woman shall encompass a man.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 5:6 She has rebelled against my ordinances in doing wickedness more than the nations, and against my statutes more than the countries that are around her; for they have rejected my ordinances, and as for my statutes, they have not walked in them.
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 5:7 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because you are turbulent more than the nations that are around you, and have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my ordinances, neither have done after the ordinances of the nations that are around you;
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 5:14 Moreover I will make you a desolation and a reproach among the nations that are around you, in the sight of all that pass by.
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 5:15 So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment, to the nations that are around you, when I shall execute judgments on you in anger and in wrath, and in wrathful rebukes; (I, Yahweh, have spoken it;)
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 32:26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all their multitude; their graves are around them; all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for they caused their terror in the land of the living.
(See NAS)

Amos 3:11 Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: An adversary -- and surrounding the land, And he hath brought down from thee thy strength, And spoiled have been thy palaces.
(Root in YLT NAS RSV)

Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth; for the wicked surround the righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted.



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