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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFAIR
far: The word translated in the King James Version from 9 Hebrew and 4 Greek expressions has nowhere in the Bible the modern sense of "blond," "fair-skinned." The translation of Isaiah 54:11, "fair colors," refers to the cosmetic use of pukh, stibium, antimony powder, with which black margins were painted around the eyelids, so as to make the eyes appear large and dark. The stones of rebuilt Jerusalem, beautifully laid in their black mortar, are compared with such eyes. We can distinguish the following varieties of meaning:
far ha'-v'-nz (Kaloi Limenes): A roadstead on the South coast of Crete, about 5 miles East of Cape Matala, the most southerly point of the island. The harbor is formed by a bay, open to the East, and sheltered on the Southwest by two small islands. Here Paul waited for a considerable time (Acts 27:9); but while it afforded good anchorage and a shelter from North and Northwest winds, "the haven was not commodious to winter in" (Acts 27:8, 12).
Greek2105. eudia -- fair weather
... fair weather. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: eudia Phonetic Spelling:
(yoo-dee'-ah) Short Definition: good weather Definition: fair weather ...
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2568. Kaloi Limenes -- Fair Havens, a harbor in Crete
791. asteios -- of the town, by impl. courteous, elegant
1933. epieikes -- seemly, equitable, yielding
2146. euprosopeo -- to be of good countenance, ie to look well
2129. eulogia -- praise, blessing
2570. kalos -- beautiful, good
5611. horaios -- seasonable, timely
1932. epieikeia -- fairness, gentleness
2481. isos -- perhaps
Strong's Hebrew3303. yapheh -- fair, beautiful
... 3302, 3303. yapheh. 3304 . fair, beautiful. Transliteration: yapheh Phonetic
Spelling: (yaw-feh') Short Definition: beautiful. Word ...
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8209. shappir -- fair, beautiful
3302. yaphah -- to be fair or beautiful
8232. shephar -- to be fair or seemly
8231b. shaphar -- to be beautiful, fair or comely
2898. tub -- good things, goods, goodness
8597. tipharah -- beauty, glory
2896. towb -- pleasant, agreeable, good
6320. puk -- antimony, stibium
2603. chanan -- to show favor, be gracious
How Fair and How Pleasant Art Thou, O Love, for Delights!
"The Soul that Beholdeth the Fair Nature of Our Lord Jesus, it ...
And in Thy Fair, Calm Haven, Blest,
Little King, So Fair and Sweet
Thou Art all Fair, My Love, There is no Spot in Thee.
How Fair are Thy Breasts, My Sister Spouse! Thy Breasts are Fairer ...
Suppose a Curious and Fair Woman
Behold, Thou Art Fair, My Love; Behold, Thou Art Fair; Thou Hast ...
He Thought the Stars as Fair Now
Behold, Thou Art Fair, My Beloved, and Comely; Our Bed is Adorned ...
Easton's Bible DictionaryFair Havens
A harbour in the south of Crete, some 5 miles to the east of which was the town of Lasea (Acts 27:8). Here the ship of Alexandria in which Paul and his companions sailed was detained a considerable time waiting for a favourable wind. Contrary to Paul's advice, the master of the ship determined to prosecute the voyage, as the harbour was deemed incommodious for wintering in (9-12). The result was that, after a stormy voyage, the vessel was finally wrecked on the coast of Malta (27:40-44).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (superl.) Free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure.
2. (superl.) Pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful.
3. (superl.) Without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin.
4. (superl.) Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; -- said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day.
5. (superl.) Free from obstacles or hindrances; unobstructed; unencumbered; open; direct; -- said of a road, passage, etc.; as, a fair mark; in fair sight; a fair view.
6. (superl.) Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; flowing; -- said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines.
7. (superl.) Characterized by frankness, honesty, impartiality, or candor; open; upright; free from suspicion or bias; equitable; just; -- said of persons, character, or conduct; as, a fair man; fair dealing; a fair statement.
8. (superl.) Pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; -- said of words, promises, etc.
9. (superl.) Distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting.
10. (superl.) Free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen.
11. (adv.) Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably.
12. (n.) Fairness, beauty.
13. (n.) A fair woman; a sweetheart.
14. (n.) Good fortune; good luck.
15. (v. t.) To make fair or beautiful.
16. (v. t.) To make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's lines.
17. (n.) A gathering of buyers and sellers, assembled at a particular place with their merchandise at a stated or regular season, or by special appointment, for trade.
18. (n.) A festival, and sale of fancy articles. etc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair.
Topical Bible VersesLeviticus 19:18
You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
1 John 2:2
ThesaurusFair (147 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Fair Havens. ... 2. (superl.) Pleasing to the eye; handsome;
beautiful. 3. (superl.) Without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin. ...
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Darling (13 Occurrences)
Phoenix (2 Occurrences)
Havens (1 Occurrence)
Jewelry (18 Occurrences)
Weather (5 Occurrences)
Delicate (32 Occurrences)
Countenance (67 Occurrences)
Crete (7 Occurrences)
Lasea (1 Occurrence)
Bible ConcordanceFair (147 Occurrences)
Matthew 11:8 But what went you out to see? a man delicately clothed? Those who have fair robes are in kings' houses.
Matthew 12:44 Then he says, I will go back into my house from which I came out; and when he comes, he sees that there is no one in it, but that it has been made fair and clean.
Matthew 15:26 But he answered, "It is not appropriate to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
Matthew 16:2 But he answered them, "When it is evening, you say,'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.'
Matthew 23:29 A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! because you put up buildings for housing the dead bodies of the prophets, and make fair the last resting-places of good men, and say,
Luke 11:25 And when he comes, he sees that it has been made fair and clean.
Luke 16:19 Now there was a certain man of great wealth, who was dressed in fair clothing of purple and delicate linen, and was shining and glad every day.
Luke 21:5 And some were talking about the Temple, how it was made fair with beautiful stones and with offerings, but he said,
Acts 7:20 In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:
Acts 27:8 With difficulty sailing along it we came to a certain place called Fair Havens, near the city of Lasea.
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
1 Corinthians 13:5 Love's ways are ever fair, it takes no thought for itself; it is not quickly made angry, it takes no account of evil;
Galatians 6:12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
Colossians 4:1 Masters, give to bondmen what is just and fair, knowing that ye also have a Master in the heavens.
Titus 1:8 but given to hospitality, as a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled;
Hebrews 11:23 By faith Moses was kept secretly by his father and mother for three months after his birth, because they saw that he was a fair child; and they had no fear of the king's orders.
James 2:2 For if a man comes into your Synagogue in fair clothing and with a gold ring, and a poor man comes in with dirty clothing,
James 2:3 And you do honour to the man in fair clothing and say, Come here and take this good place; and you say to the poor man, Take up your position there, or be seated at my feet;
James 2:7 Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
1 Peter 1:4 And a heritage fair, holy and for ever new, waiting in heaven for you,
1 Peter 3:3 Do not let your ornaments be those of the body such as dressing of the hair, or putting on of jewels of gold or fair clothing;
Revelation 18:12 Gold, and silver, and stones of great price, and jewels, and delicate linen, and robes of purple and silk and red; and perfumed wood, and every vessel of ivory, and every vessel made of fair wood, and of brass, and iron, and stone;
Revelation 18:14 And the ripe fruits which were the lust of thy soul have departed from thee, and all fair and splendid things have perished from thee, and they shall not find them any more at all.
Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Genesis 12:11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
Genesis 12:14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
Genesis 24:16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
Genesis 24:53 Then he took jewels of silver and jewels of gold and fair robes and gave them to Rebekah: and he gave things of value to her mother and her brother.
Genesis 26:7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.
Genesis 27:15 And Rebekah took the fair robes of her oldest son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob, her younger son:
Genesis 29:17 And Leah's eyes were clouded, but Rachel was fair in face and form.
Genesis 39:6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not aught that was with him, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was comely, and well-favored.
Genesis 41:2 and lo, from the River coming up are seven kine, of fair appearance, and fat 'in' flesh, and they feed among the reeds;
Genesis 41:4 and the kine of bad appearance and lean 'in' flesh eat up the seven kine of fair appearance, and fat -- and Pharaoh awaketh.
Genesis 41:18 and lo, out of the River coming up are seven kine, fat 'in' flesh, and of fair form, and they feed among the reeds;
Genesis 49:21 Naphtali is a roe let loose, giving fair young ones.
Exodus 2:2 And the woman conceived, and bore a son. And she saw him that he was fair, and hid him three months.
Leviticus 23:40 On the first day, take the fruit of fair trees, branches of palm-trees, and branches of thick trees and trees from the riverside, and be glad before the Lord for seven days.
Numbers 24:5 How fair are your tents, O Jacob, your houses, O Israel!
Deuteronomy 3:25 Let me go over, O Lord, and see the good land on the other side of Jordan, and that fair mountain country, even Lebanon.
Deuteronomy 6:10 And when the Lord your God has taken you into the land which he gave his oath to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, that he would give you; with great and fair towns which were not of your building;
Deuteronomy 8:8 A land of grain and vines and fig-trees and fair fruits; a land of oil-giving olive-trees and honey;
Deuteronomy 8:12 And when you have taken food and are full, and have made fair houses for yourselves and are living in them;
Deuteronomy 21:11 and hast seen in the captivity a woman of fair form, and hast delighted in her, and hast taken to thee for a wife,
Joshua 7:21 When I saw among their goods a fair robe of Babylon and two hundred shekels of silver, and a mass of gold, fifty shekels in weight, I was overcome by desire and took them; and they are put away in the earth in my tent, and the silver is under it.
Judges 5:25 His request was for water, she gave him milk; she put butter before him on a fair plate.
Judges 5:30 Are they not getting, are they not parting the goods among them: a young girl or two to every man; and to Sisera robes of coloured needlework, worked in fair colours on this side and on that, for the neck of the queen?
Judges 9:16 "Now therefore, if you have dealt truly and righteously, in that you have made Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have done to him according to the deserving of his hands
1 Samuel 17:42 When the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and withal of a fair face.
1 Samuel 25:3 And the name of the man 'is' Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail, and the woman 'is' of good understanding, and of fair form, and the man 'is' hard and evil 'in' doings; and he 'is' a Calebite.
2 Samuel 13:1 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.
2 Samuel 14:25 And like Absalom there was no man 'so' fair in all Israel, to praise greatly; from the sole of his foot even unto his crown there was no blemish in him;
2 Samuel 14:27 And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.
1 Kings 1:3 So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
1 Kings 1:4 And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.
1 Chronicles 15:27 And David was clothed with a robe of fair linen, as were all the Levites who took up the ark, and those who made melody, and Chenaniah the master of those who made melody; and David had on a linen ephod;
2 Chronicles 2:14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, whose father was a man of Tyre, an expert worker in gold and silver and brass and iron, in stone and wood, in purple and blue and fair linen and red, trained in the cutting of every sort of ornament and the invention of every sort of design; let him be given a place among your expert workmen and those of my lord, your father David.
2 Chronicles 5:12 And the Levites who made the music, all of them, Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and brothers, robed in fair linen, were in their places with their brass and corded instruments at the east side of the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty priests blowing horns;)
Ezra 7:27 Praise be to the Lord, the God of our fathers, who has put such a thing into the heart of the king, to make fair the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem;
Ezra 9:9 For we are servants; but our God has not been turned away from us in our prison, but has had mercy on us before the eyes of the kings of Persia, to give us new strength to put up again the house of our God and to make fair its waste places, and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.
Esther 1:6 There were fair hangings of white and green and blue, fixed with cords of purple and the best linen to silver rings and pillars of polished stone: the seats were of gold and silver on a floor of red and white and yellow and black stone.
Esther 1:11 To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to shew the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on.
Esther 2:2 Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:
Esther 2:3 And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:
Esther 2:7 He brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother. The maiden was fair and beautiful; and when her father and mother were dead, Mordecai took her for his own daughter.
Job 26:13 By his Spirit the heavens are garnished. His hand has pierced the swift serpent.
Job 37:22 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.
Job 41:12 I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Nor his mighty strength, nor his goodly frame.
Job 42:15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
Psalms 16:6 Fair are the places marked out for me; I have a noble heritage.
Psalms 21:3 For you go before him with the blessings of good things: you put a crown of fair gold on his head.
Psalms 48:2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, The city of the great King.
Psalms 48:13 Take note of its strong walls, looking well at its fair buildings; so that you may give word of it to the generation which comes after.
Psalms 96:6 Honour and glory are before him: strong and fair is his holy place.
Proverbs 1:3 To be trained in the ways of wisdom, in righteousness and judging truly and straight behaviour:
Proverbs 1:9 For they will be a crown of grace for your head, and chain-ornaments about your neck.
Proverbs 2:9 Then you will have knowledge of righteousness and right acting, and upright behaviour, even of every good way.
Proverbs 3:15 She is of more value than jewels, and nothing for which you may have a desire is fair in comparison with her.
Proverbs 4:9 She will put a crown of grace on your head, giving you a head-dress of glory.
Proverbs 6:25 Let not your heart's desire go after her fair body; let not her eyes take you prisoner.
Proverbs 7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
Proverbs 11:22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
Proverbs 17:7 Fair words are not to be looked for from a foolish man, much less are false lips in a ruler.
Proverbs 26:25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
Proverbs 30:29 There are three things whose steps are good to see, even four whose goings are fair:
Proverbs 31:22 She makes for herself cushions of needlework; her clothing is fair linen and purple.
Proverbs 31:30 Fair looks are a deceit, and a beautiful form is of no value; but a woman who has the fear of the Lord is to be praised.
Ecclesiastes 5:18 This is what I have seen: it is good and fair for a man to take meat and drink and to have joy in all his work under the sun, all the days of his life which God has given him; that is his reward.
Song of Songs 1:5 I am dark, but fair of form, O daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
Song of Songs 1:8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.
Song of Songs 1:15 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.
Song of Songs 1:16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.
Song of Songs 2:10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Song of Songs 2:13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Song of Songs 2:14 O my dove, you are in the holes of the mountain sides, in the cracks of the high hills; let me see your face, let your voice come to my ears; for sweet is your voice, and your face is fair.
Song of Songs 4:1 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
Song of Songs 4:3 Your red lips are like a bright thread, and your mouth is fair of form; the sides of your head are like pomegranate fruit under your veil.
Song of Songs 4:7 Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.
Song of Songs 4:10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
Song of Songs 5:9 How is your beloved better than another beloved, you fairest among women? How is your beloved better than another beloved, that you do so adjure us?
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