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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tend.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ten'-ding: The Scriptural allusions to pastoral life and the similes drawn from that life are the most familiar and revered in the Bible. Among the first verses that a child learns is "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not wants" (Psalm 23:1 the King James Version, the English Revised Version). What follower of the Master does not love to dwell on the words of the "Good Shepherd" chapter in the Gospel of John (John 10)? Jesus must have drawn a sympathetic response when He referred to the relationship of sheep to shepherd, a relationship familiar to all His hearers and doubtless shared by some of them with their flocks. As a rule the modern traveler in the Holy Land meets with disappointment if he comes expecting to see things as they were depicted in the Bible. An exception to this is the pastoral life, which has not changed one what since Abraham and his descendants fed their flocks on the rich plateaus East of the Jordan or on the mountains of Palestine and Syria. One may count among his most prized experiences the days and nights spent under the spell of Syrian shepherd life.

James A. Patch

4165. poimaino -- to act as a shepherd
... Word Origin from poimen Definition to act as a shepherd NASB Word Usage caring
(1), rule (3), shepherd (5), tending sheep (1), tends (1). to shepherd, rule. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7462a. raah -- to pasture, tend, graze
... rulers (1), shaved (1), Shepherd (5), shepherd (34), shepherd's (1), shepherded
(1), shepherdess (1), shepherds (37), shepherds who are tending (1), shepherds ...
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Ep. cxxii. You Owe Me, Even as a Sick Man, Tending...
... Ep. CXXII. You owe me, even as a sick man, tending� You owe me, even as a sick man,
tending, for one of the commandments is the visitation of the sick. ...
/.../cyril/select letters of saint gregory nazianzen/ep cxxii you owe me.htm

Whether any one Can be Perfect in this Life?
... The third perfection answers to a totality neither on the part of the object served,
nor on the part of the lover as regards his always actually tending to God ...
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Upon Human Nature.
... And then the comparison will be between the nature of man as respecting self, and
tending to private good, his own preservation and happiness; and the nature ...
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How a Secular Person May Make Use of These Instructions...
... benefit also of these instructions, though purposely written for religious, inasmuch
as many of them do generally belong to all persons tending to perfection ...
/.../chapter ii how a secular.htm

Whether it is Right to Say that Religious Perfection Consists in ...
... Objection 2: Further, the three aforesaid come under the religious vow, in so
far as they belong to the practice of tending to perfection. ...
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We Will Now Begin a Careful Consideration of Each Several Point...
... [12] As the bodies are in motion"the earth, for instance, tending downwards, and
fire tending upwards, form takes on the movement of the particular thing to ...
/.../boethius/the trinity is one god not three gods/ii we will now begin.htm

Unity of virtue and Piety.
... no inactive contemplation, or retiring mysticism, and selfish enjoyment, but thoroughly
practical, ever active in works of charity, and tending to regenerate ...
/.../schaff/the person of christ/unity of virtue and piety.htm

Second Tractate. On the Essence of the Soul (2).
... There are, we hold, things primarily apt to partition, tending by sheer nature towards
separate existence: they are things in which no part is identical either ...
/.../plotinus/the six enneads/second tractate on the essence.htm

The Broad Inner Horizon.
... Here is the outer side: a humble home, a narrow circle, tending the baby, patching,
sewing, cooking, calling; or, measuring dry goods, chopping a typewriter ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on prayer/the broad inner horizon.htm

Formation of the Demiurge; Description of Him. He is the Creator ...
... Framer (Demiurge) of things material and animal, of those on the right and those
on the left, of the light and of the heavy, and of those tending upwards as ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter v formation of the demiurge.htm

Tending (11 Occurrences)
... (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tend. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SHEEP TENDING. ... James
A. Patch. Multi-Version Concordance Tending (11 Occurrences). ...
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Downward (10 Occurrences)
... of Downwards. 2. (a.) Moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending
toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous. ...
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Sickly (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (superl.) Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a sickly
climate. 3. (superl.) Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale. ...
/s/sickly.htm - 7k

Slander (34 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A false tale or report maliciously uttered, tending to injure the reputation
of another; the malicious utterance of defamatory reports; the ...
/s/slander.htm - 21k

Heresy (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) An opinion held in opposition to the established doctrine, and tending to
promote a division or party, as in politics, literature, philosophy, etc ...
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Herdsman (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. (n.) The owner or keeper of a herd or of herds; one employed
in tending a herd of cattle. ... See SHEEP; SHEEP TENDING. James A. Patch. ...
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Up (25836 Occurrences)
... 11. (a.) Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade;
the up train. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. STIR, STIR UP. ...
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Outward (17 Occurrences)
... 4. (a.) Foreign; not civil or intestine; as, an outward war. 5. (a.) Tending to
the exterior or outside. 6. (n.) External form; exterior. Int. ...
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Onward (25 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Moving in a forward direction; tending toward
a contemplated or desirable end; forward; as, an onward course, progress, etc. ...
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Jacob (361 Occurrences)
... of the fourteen years of service, Jacob desired to return to his parents, but at
the entreaty of Laban he tarried yet six years with him, tending his flocks (31 ...
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Bible Concordance
Tending (11 Occurrences)

Luke 17:7 But which of you who has a servant ploughing, or tending sheep, will say to him when he comes in from the farm, 'Come at once and take your place at table,'

Romans 1:17 For in the Good News a righteousness which comes from God is being revealed, depending on faith and tending to produce faith; as the Scripture has it, "The righteous man shall live by faith."

Genesis 30:31 He said, "What shall I give you?" Jacob said, "You shall not give me anything. If you will do this thing for me, I will again feed your flock and keep it.
(See NIV)

Genesis 37:2 This is the history of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. Joseph brought an evil report of them to their father.
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 16:11 Samuel said to Jesse, "Are all your children here?" He said, "There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is keeping the sheep." Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and get him; for we will not sit down until he comes here."

1 Samuel 17:34 David said to Saul, "Your servant was keeping his father's sheep; and when a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb out of the flock,
(See NAS)

1 Samuel 25:16 They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.
(See NAS)

Psalms 78:71 from following the ewes that have their young, he brought him to be the shepherd of Jacob, his people, and Israel, his inheritance.

Jeremiah 6:3 Shepherds with their flocks come unto her; they pitch their tents against her round about; they feed bare every one what is nigh at hand.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 23:2 Therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them; behold, I will visit on you the evil of your doings, says Yahweh.
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 34:10 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my sheep at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the sheep; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; and I will deliver my sheep from their mouth, that they may not be food for them.
(See NIV)



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Downward (10 Occurrences)

Sickly (1 Occurrence)

Slander (34 Occurrences)

Heresy (2 Occurrences)

Herdsman (1 Occurrence)

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Outward (17 Occurrences)

Onward (25 Occurrences)

Jacob (361 Occurrences)

Lascivious (2 Occurrences)

Light (2869 Occurrences)

Weak (102 Occurrences)

Withering (2 Occurrences)

Wholesome (10 Occurrences)

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Incommodious (1 Occurrence)

Impressive (2 Occurrences)

Infectious (19 Occurrences)

Favorable (18 Occurrences)

Fresh (41 Occurrences)

Farm (9 Occurrences)

Fringes (4 Occurrences)

Finishing (17 Occurrences)

Farther (33 Occurrences)

Tiresome (2 Occurrences)

Tendeth (7 Occurrences)

Towards (416 Occurrences)

Tendon (1 Occurrence)

Treaty (25 Occurrences)

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Recommendation (2 Occurrences)

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Depending (8 Occurrences)

Delusive (4 Occurrences)

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Dusky (1 Occurrence)

Dusk (21 Occurrences)

Disreputable (1 Occurrence)

Decline (10 Occurrences)

Drying (11 Occurrences)


David (1052 Occurrences)

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Destructive (14 Occurrences)

Malignant (5 Occurrences)

Motive (3 Occurrences)

Malign (6 Occurrences)

Mean (93 Occurrences)

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Provoking (29 Occurrences)

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Ploughing (14 Occurrences)

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Prejudicial (1 Occurrence)

Prosperous (26 Occurrences)

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Bitterness (37 Occurrences)

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Stream (96 Occurrences)

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