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pel, pil: "Pill" (Genesis 30:37, 38; Tobit 11:13 (the Revised Version (British and American) "scaled")) and "peel" (Isaiah 18:2, 7 (the King James Version and the Revised Version margin); Ezekiel 29:18 (the King James Version and the English Revised Version)) are properly two different words, meaning "to remove the hair" (pilus) and "to remove the skin" (pellis), but in Elizabethan English the two were confused. In Isaiah 18:2, 7, the former meaning is implied, as the Hebrew word here (marat) is rendered "pluck off the hair" in Ezra 9:3 Nehemiah 13:25 Isaiah 50:6. The word, however, may also mean "make smooth" (so the Revised Version margin) or "bronzed." This last, referring to the dark skins of the Ethiopians, is best here, but in any case the King James Version and the Revised Version margin are impossible. In the other cases, however, "remove the skin" (compare "scaled," Tobit 11:13 the Revised Version (British and American)) is meant. So in Genesis 30:37, 38, Jacob "peels" (so the Revised Version (British and American)) off portions of the bark of his rods, so as to give alternating colors (compare 30:39). And in Ezekiel 29:18, the point is Nebuchadrezzar's total failure in his siege of Tyre, although the soldiers had carried burdens until the skin was peeled from their shoulders (compare the American Standard Revised Version "worn").

Burton Scott Easton

3013. lepis -- a scale (of a fish)
... Word Origin from lepo (to peel) Definition a scale (of a fish) NASB Word Usage
scales (1). fish scale. From lepo (to peel); a flake -- scale. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6478. patsal -- to peel
... patsal. 6479 . to peel. Transliteration: patsal Phonetic Spelling: (paw-tsal')
Short Definition: peeled. ... root Definition to peel NASB Word Usage peeled (2). pill ...
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7828. shachaph -- a sea mew, gull
... cuckoo. From an unused root meaning to peel, ie Emaciate; the gull (as thin) --
cuckoo. 7827, 7828. shachaph. 7829 . Strong's Numbers.
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2636. chaspas -- scale-like
... round thing. Reduplicated from an unused root meaning apparently to peel; a shred
or scale -- round thing. 2635, 2636. chaspas. 2637 . Strong's Numbers.
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1211. batsal -- an onion
... onions (1). onion. From an unused root apparently meaning to peel; an onion --
onion. 1210, 1211. batsal. 1212 . Strong's Numbers.
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Preaching at Peel
... Chapter 19. An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland;
Incidents in Scotland Preaching at Peel. June 3.--- (Being ...
/...// journal of john wesley/preaching at peel.htm

December the Fourteenth the Sacred Use of Liberty
... When a thing has been lived there is still the example to deal with. If orange peel
be thrown upon the pavement, that is not the end of the feast. ...
/.../december the fourteenth the sacred.htm

The Manx Men
... the country improves daily. The old castle at Peel (as well as the cathedral
built within it) is only a heap of ruins. It was very ...
// journal of john wesley/the manx men.htm

The Lad's Loaves in the Lord's Hands
... kindness of the Lord." "I am sure God took care of me," said one; "for as I was
going along a certain street, I slipped on a piece of orange-peel, and had what ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 37 1891/the lads loaves in the.htm

The Hymns of Isaac Watts
... DR. HENRY BETTS and Dr. Albert Peel have recently revived the respectable game
of comparing the hymns of Watts and the hymns of Wesley. ...
/.../manning/the hymns of wesley and watts five papers/the hymns of isaac watts.htm

Testimony of Homer.
... opinion regarding one God only, somewhere [2543] saying to Achilles by the mouth
of Phoenix, "Not though God Himself were to promise that He would peel off my ...
/.../justins hortatory address to the greeks/chapter xvii testimony of homer.htm

Jesus Heals a Leper and Creates Much Excitement.
... been popularly so called then. The word "leprosy" comes from "lepo," which
means to peel off in scales. It is hereditary for generations ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xxxiv jesus heals a leper.htm

For the Centenary Anniversaries of the Brethren's Eldership, and ...
... To Thee, and to Thy Word of grace; Lord, visit and befriend. People scatter'd,
peel'd, and rude,. By land and ocean-solitude,. Cut off from ev'ry social shore,. ...
/.../montgomery/sacred poems and hymns/hymn cclxxiii for the centenary.htm

May 4. "Greater is He that is in You than He that is in the World" ...
... Look out, beloved, for the little stumbling blocks, and do not let Satan laugh at
you, and tell his myrmidons how he tripped you over an orange peel. ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /may 4 greater is he.htm

An Ideal Circuit
... church. We had scarcely reached Peel before the rain increased; but here
the preaching-house contained all that could come. Afterward ...
// journal of john wesley/an ideal circuit.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.

2. (n.) A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar.

3. (v. t.) To plunder; to pillage; to rob.

4. (v. t.) To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.

5. (v. t.) To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.

6. (v. i.) To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; -- often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily.

7. (n.) The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.

Peel (1 Occurrence)
... 4. (vt) To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing
off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange ...
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... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The peel or skin. 2. (vi) To be peeled; to peel
off in flakes. ... 4. (vt) To peel; to make by removing the skin. ...
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Peeled (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Peel. Multi-Version Concordance
Peeled (5 Occurrences). Genesis 30:37 Jacob took to himself ...
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Bark (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To strip the bark from; to peel. 2. (vt) To abrade
or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one's heel. ...
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Peeling (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peel. Multi-Version Concordance
Peeling (1 Occurrence). Genesis 30:37 And Jacob taketh ...
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Off (5363 Occurrences)
... 3. (adv.) Denoting the action of removing or separating; separation; as, to take
off the hat or cloak; to cut off, to pare off, to clip off, to peel off, to ...
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... stripes. 7. (vt) To form into flakes. 8. (vi) To separate in flakes; to
peel or scale off. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FLAKE. ...
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Peelings (1 Occurrence)
... Genesis 30:37 And Jacob taketh to himself a rod of fresh poplar, and of the hazel
and chesnut, and doth peel in them white peelings, making bare the white that ...
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Pediment (1 Occurrence)

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Skin (115 Occurrences)
... 7. (vt) To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal.
8. (vt) To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially. ...
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Bible Concordance
Peel (1 Occurrence)

Genesis 30:37 Jacob took to himself rods of fresh poplar, almond, plane tree, peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.



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