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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) That which supports life; food; provisions; means of living; as, the city has ample sustenance.

2. (n.) The act of sustaining; support; maintenance; subsistence; as, the sustenance of the body; the sustenance of life.

5527. chortasma -- fodder
... fodder. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: chortasma Phonetic Spelling:
(khor'-tas-mah) Short Definition: food, sustenance Definition: food ...
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740. artos -- bread, a loaf
... 740 -- properly, bread; (figuratively) divine provision; all the sustenance God
supplies to yielded believers scene-by-scene to live in His preferred-will ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4241. michyah -- preservation of life, sustenance
... 4240, 4241. michyah. 4242 . preservation of life, sustenance. Transliteration:
michyah Phonetic Spelling: (mikh-yaw') Short Definition: reviving. ...
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4202. mazon -- food, sustenance
... 4201, 4202. mazon. 4203 . food, sustenance. Transliteration: mazon Phonetic
Spelling: (maw-zone') Short Definition: food. Word Origin ...
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3557. kul -- to comprehend, contain
... 1), endure (5), had to provide (1), held (1), hold (4), holding (2), maintain (1),
provide (4), provided (6), provided them with sustenance (1), provisioned (1 ...
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2425b. chayyim -- life
... life NASB Word Usage alive (1), life (124), life-giving (1), lifetime (4), live
(5), live* (1), lived (2), lived* (1), lives (4), living (1), sustenance (1). ...
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4937. mish'en -- a support, staff
... stay Or mishtan {mish-awn'}; from sha'an; a support (concretely), ie (figuratively)
a protector or sustenance -- stay. see HEBREW sha'an. 4936, 4937. ...
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3633. Kalkol -- an Israelite noted for his wisdom
... noted for his wisdom NASB Word Usage Calcol (2). Calcol, Chalcol. From kuwl; sustenance;
Calcol, an Israelite -- Calcol, Chalcol. see HEBREW kuwl. 3632, 3633 ...
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4938. mish'enah -- a support, staff
... staff Or mishteneth {mish-eh'-neth}; feminine of mish'en; support (abstractly),
ie (figuratively) sustenance or (concretely) a walking-stick -- staff. ...
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How Ahab when He had Taken Jezebel to Wife Became More Wicked than ...
... for it lay between them, and this at the command of God, for [God told him] that
he should there find a woman who was a widow that should give him sustenance. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 13 how ahab when.htm

The Good Shepherd
... is my law; Christ's providence is my guidance and defence"which in the present case
means Christ's companionship"is my safety, my sustenance"which in the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/the good shepherd.htm

The Festal Life
... Now, in the notion of a feast, there are two things included"joy and plentiful
sustenance. ... That is the feeding which brings not only sustenance but life. ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/the festal life.htm

Excerpts of Theodotus;
... But mystically it shows that, as life is maintained in individuals by sustenance,
and want of sustenance is the token of death; so also ought we to fast from ...
/.../theodotus/excerpts of theodotus/excerpts of theodotus.htm

The Boy and the Sunday School
... symmetrical maturity. He needs but three things to attain his best: proper
sustenance, unlimited activity, and careful guidance. Given ...
/.../alexander/the boy and the sunday school/v the boy and the.htm

On Clothes.
... These are the "What?" And of bare sustenance, dry and moist, as being necessaries,
He says, "Your Father knoweth that ye need these." And if, in a word, we are ...
/.../clement/the instructor paedagogus/chapter xi name clothes.htm

Acts xxviii. 1
... 1166] more negligent, but what a liberal entertainment was given to them for Paul's
sake: and three months were they there, all of them provided with sustenance ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily liv acts xxviii 1.htm

The Mountain Road
... But this flock finds supplies on the barren hill-tops. Sustenance in Sorrow and
Loss. ... 2. Promise of sustenance of a higher kind even in sorrow. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the mountain road.htm

How Augustine, Coming into Britain, First Preached in the Isle of ...
... we desire not to harm you, but will give you favourable entertainment, and take
care to supply you with all things necessary to your sustenance; nor do we ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xxv how augustine coming.htm

Mercy must be Freely Shown Even Though it Brings an Odium of Its ...
... [565] Is it not much better that the priests should melt it down for the sustenance
of the ... Surely thou hadst gold? Thou shouldst have given them sustenance. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter xxviii mercy must be.htm

Sustenance (11 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) That which supports life; food; provisions; means
of living; as, the city has ample sustenance. ...Sustenance (11 Occurrences). ...
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Maintenance (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The act of maintaining; sustenance; support;
defense; vindication. 2. (n.) That which maintains ...
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Provided (68 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 19:32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even eighty years old: and he
had provided the king with sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a ...
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Sustains (11 Occurrences)

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Victuals (32 Occurrences)
... (n. pl.) Food for human beings, esp. when it is cooked or prepared for the table;
that which supports human life; provisions; sustenance; meat; viands. Int. ...
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Victual (6 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To supply with provisions for subsistence; to provide with food; to store
with sustenance; as, to victual an army; to victual a ship. ...
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Naked (56 Occurrences)
... defenseless. 3. (a.) Unprovided with needful or desirable accessories,
means of sustenance, etc.; destitute; unaided; bare. 4. (a ...
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Neighborhood (7 Occurrences)
... Judges 6:4 they would encamp against them and destroy the produce of the land, as
far as the neighborhood of Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel, and no ...
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Living (3112 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest
living. 4. (n.) Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate. ...
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Bible Concordance
Sustenance (11 Occurrences)

Acts 7:11 Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

1 Timothy 6:8 But having sustenance and covering, we will be content with these.

Genesis 45:23 To his father, he sent after this manner: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and provision for his father by the way.
(See NAS)

Judges 6:4 and they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, until you come to Gaza, and left no sustenance in Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor donkey.

Judges 17:10 And Micah saith to him, 'Dwell with me, and be to me for a father and for a priest, and I give to thee ten silverlings for the days, and a suit of garments, and thy sustenance;' and the Levite goeth 'in'.

2 Samuel 19:32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even eighty years old: and he had provided the king with sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man.

2 Samuel 20:3 David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in custody, and provided them with sustenance, but didn't go in to them. So they were shut up to the day of their death, living in widowhood.

1 Kings 4:7 And Solomon hath twelve officers over all Israel, and they have sustained the king and his household -- a month in the year is on each one for sustenance;

Psalms 109:10 Let his children be wandering beggars. Let them be sought from their ruins.
(See NAS)

Proverbs 6:8 She gets her meat in the summer, storing up food at the time of the grain-cutting.
(See RSV)

Proverbs 27:27 and there is goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and sustenance for thy maidens.



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Neighborhood (7 Occurrences)

Living (3112 Occurrences)

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Calcol (2 Occurrences)

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Silverlings (24 Occurrences)

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Custody (27 Occurrences)

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Entering (124 Occurrences)

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