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Smith's Bible DictionarySwallow
Heb. deror in (Psalms 84:3; Proverbs 26:2) Heb. agur in (Isaiah 38:14; Jeremiah 8:7) but "crane" is more probably the true signification of agur [CRANE]). The rendering of the Authorized Version for deror seems correct. The characters ascribed in the passages where the names occur are strictly applicable to the swallow, viz., its swiftness of flight, its meeting in the buildings of the temple, its mournful, garrulous note, and its regular migrations, shared indeed in common with several others. Many species of swallow occur in Palestine. All those common in England are found.
ATS Bible DictionarySwallow
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) Hebrews sis (Isaiah 38:14; Jeremiah 8:7), the Arabic for the swift, which "is a regular migrant, returning in myriads every spring, and so suddenly that while one day not a swift can be seen in the country, on the next they have overspread the whole land, and fill the air with their shrill cry." The swift (cypselus) is ordinarily classed with the swallow, which it resembles in its flight, habits, and migration.
(2.) Hebrews deror, i.e., "the bird of freedom" (Psalm 84:3; Proverbs 26:2), properly rendered swallow, distinguished for its swiftness of flight, its love of freedom, and the impossibility of retaining it in captivity. In Isaiah 38:14 and Jeremiah 8:7 the word thus rendered (`augr) properly means "crane" (as in the R.V.).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Any one of numerous species of passerine birds of the family Hirundinidae, especially one of those species in which the tail is deeply forked. They have long, pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and gracefulness of their flight.
2. (n.) Any one of numerous species of swifts which resemble the true swallows in form and habits, as the common American chimney swallow, or swift.
3. (n.) The aperture in a block through which the rope reeves.
4. (v. t.) To take into the stomach; to receive through the gullet, or esophagus, into the stomach; as, to swallow food or drink.
5. (v. t.) To draw into an abyss or gulf; to engulf; to absorb -- usually followed by up.
6. (v. t.) To receive or embrace, as opinions or belief, without examination or scruple; to receive implicitly.
7. (v. t.) To engross; to appropriate; -- usually with up.
8. (v. t.) To occupy; to take up; to employ.
9. (v. t.) To seize and waste; to exhaust; to consume.
10. (v. t.) To retract; to recant; as, to swallow one's opinions.
11. (v. t.) To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation; as, to swallow an affront or insult.
12. (v. i.) To perform the act of swallowing; as, his cold is so severe he is unable to swallow.
13. (n.) The act of swallowing.
14. (n.) The gullet, or esophagus; the throat.
15. (n.) Taste; relish; inclination; liking.
16. (n.) Capacity for swallowing; voracity.
17. (n.) As much as is, or can be, swallowed at once; as, a swallow of water.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaSWALLOW
swal'-o (deror; strouthos, in Proverbs and Psalms, chelidon, in Isaiah; Latin Hirundo rustica): A small long-winged bird of exhaustless flight, belonging to the family Hirundinidae. Deror means the bird of freedom, and as the swallow is of tireless wing, it has been settled upon as fitting the requirements of the text. In the passages where `aghur is translated "swallow," there is a mistake, that word referring to the crane. There is also a word, cuc or cic, that means a rushing sound, that is incorrectly translated "swallow," when it should be "swift" (Cypselus apus).
Greek2666. katapino -- to drink down
... to drink down. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katapino Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-ap-ee'-no) Short Definition: I swallow, devour, destroy Definition: I ...
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Strong's Hebrew1104. bala -- to swallow down, swallow up, engulf
... bala. 1105 . to swallow down, swallow up, engulf. Transliteration: bala Phonetic
Spelling: (baw-lah') Short Definition: swallowed. Word Origin a prim. ...
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1866. deror -- swallow (a kind of bird)
3886a. lua -- to swallow, swallow down
3886. luwa' -- to swallow, swallow down
3938. laat -- to swallow (greedily)
1572. gama -- to swallow (liquids)
5483a. sus -- a swallow, swift (type of bird)
5483. cuwc -- a swallow, swift (type of bird)
3859. laham -- to swallow greedily
5693. agur -- (a kind of bird) perhaps a crane
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ThesaurusSwallow (38 Occurrences)
... on the next they have overspread the whole land, and fill the air with their shrill
cry." The swift (cypselus) is ordinarily classed with the swallow, which it ...
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Crane (2 Occurrences)
Gulp (1 Occurrence)
Sparrow (4 Occurrences)
Gnat (1 Occurrence)
Whale (2 Occurrences)
Nest (22 Occurrences)
Trample (34 Occurrences)
Camel (13 Occurrences)
Gorge (19 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceSwallow (38 Occurrences)
Matthew 23:24 You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel!
Mark 12:40 and who swallow up the property of widows and then mask their wickedness by making long prayers: these men will receive far heavier punishment."
Luke 20:47 who swallow up the property of widows and mask their wickedness by making long prayers. They will be punished far more severely than others."
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, vigilant, because your opponent the devil, as a roaring lion, doth walk about, seeking whom he may swallow up,
Revelation 12:16 The earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon spewed out of his mouth.
Genesis 24:17 And the servant runneth to meet her, and saith, 'Let me swallow, I pray thee, a little water from thy pitcher;'
Genesis 25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage . For I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom.
Genesis 41:7 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy and full ears. Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream.
Genesis 41:24 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads of grain. I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me."
Numbers 14:9 Only don't rebel against Yahweh, neither fear the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is removed from over them, and Yahweh is with us. Don't fear them."
Numbers 16:30 But if Yahweh make a new thing, and the ground open its mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain to them, and they go down alive into Sheol; then you shall understand that these men have despised Yahweh."
Numbers 16:34 All Israel that were around them fled at the cry of them; for they said, "Lest the earth swallow us up!"
2 Samuel 20:19 I am among those who are peaceable and faithful in Israel. You seek to destroy a city and a mother in Israel. Why will you swallow up the inheritance of Yahweh?"
2 Samuel 20:20 Joab answered, "Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.
Job 2:3 And Jehovah said to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God and abstaineth from evil? and still he remaineth firm in his integrity, though thou movedst me against him, to swallow him up without cause.
Job 7:19 How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone until I swallow down my spittle?
Job 10:8 Thy hands have bound me together and made me as one, round about; yet dost thou swallow me up!
Job 20:18 That for which he labored he shall restore, and shall not swallow it down. According to the substance that he has gotten, he shall not rejoice.
Psalms 21:9 You will make them as a fiery furnace in the time of your anger. Yahweh will swallow them up in his wrath. The fire shall devour them.
Psalms 55:9 Swallow them up, Lord; divide their tongue: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Psalms 56:1 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Silent Dove in Distant Lands." A poem by David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be merciful to me, God, for man wants to swallow me up. All day long, he attacks and oppresses me.
Psalms 56:2 My enemies want to swallow me up all day long, for they are many who fight proudly against me.
Psalms 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
Psalms 69:15 Don't let the flood waters overwhelm me, neither let the deep swallow me up. Don't let the pit shut its mouth on me.
Psalms 84:3 Yes, the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young, near your altars, Yahweh of Armies, my King, and my God.
Proverbs 1:12 let's swallow them up alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down into the pit.
Proverbs 26:2 Like a fluttering sparrow, like a darting swallow, so the undeserved curse doesn't come to rest.
Ecclesiastes 10:12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.
Isaiah 25:7 And swallowed up hath He in this mountain The face of the wrapping that is wrapped over all the peoples, And of the covering that is spread over all the nations.
Isaiah 25:8 He has swallowed up death forever! The Lord Yahweh will wipe away tears from off all faces. He will take the reproach of his people away from off all the earth, for Yahweh has spoken it.
Isaiah 38:14 I chattered like a swallow or a crane. I moaned like a dove. My eyes weaken looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed. Be my security."
Isaiah 42:14 I have kept silent from of old, I keep silent, I refrain myself, As a travailing woman I cry out, I desolate and swallow up together.
Jeremiah 8:7 Yes, the stork in the sky knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people don't know Yahweh's law.
Hosea 8:7 For they sow the wind, and they will reap the whirlwind. He has no standing grain. The stalk will yield no head. If it does yield, strangers will swallow it up.
Amos 8:4 Hear this, you who desire to swallow up the needy, and cause the poor of the land to fail,
Obadiah 1:16 For as you have drunk on my holy mountain, so will all the nations drink continually. Yes, they will drink, swallow down, and will be as though they had not been.
Jonah 1:17 Yahweh prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Habakkuk 1:13 You who have purer eyes than to see evil, and who cannot look on perversity, why do you tolerate those who deal treacherously, and keep silent when the wicked swallows up the man who is more righteous than he,
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