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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



Strong's Hebrew
6478. patsal -- to peel
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to peel NASB Word Usage peeled (2). pill. A
primitive root; to peel -- pill. 6477, 6478. patsal. 6479 . Strong's Numbers
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The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
... He is like a foolish patient who, having a pill prescribed him, licks the sugar
but throws away the pill. The libertine is all for joy and comfort. ...
/.../the beatitudes an exposition of matthew 51-12/11 the comforts belonging to.htm

The Story of an Opium Smoker
... every detail of the treatment, the number of pills swallowed, and the care with
which the strength of the pills was graded from the powerful "Pill of life" to ...
/.../cable/the fulfilment of a dream of pastor hsis/chapter x the story of.htm

The Second Season
... Affliction is a pill, which, being wrapped up in patience and quiet submission,
may be easily shallowed; but discontent chews the pill, and so embitters the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/flavel/on keeping the heart/ii the second season.htm

Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
... filled with sorrow. Be assured that sin is the root of bitterness. Gild
the pill as you may, iniquity is death. Sweet is an unholy ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 16 1870/sinners bound with the cords.htm

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
... be thought religious, displaying Christ's colours by a glorious profession, but
to be poor in spirit' and persecuted', they cannot take down this bitter pill. ...
/.../watson/the beatitudes an exposition of matthew 51-12/4 blessed are the poor.htm

... life.' Acts 11:18. Repentance seems to be a bitter pill to take, but it
is to purge out the bad humour of sin. By some Antinomian ...
//christianbookshelf.org/watson/the ten commandments/4 2 repentance.htm

Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
... filled with sorrow. Be assured that sin is the root of bitterness. Gild
the pill as you may, iniquity is death. Sweet is an unholy ...
/.../spurgeon/sermons on proverbs/sinners bound with the cords.htm

Art Thou a King?
... The necessity of appeal to it was a bitter pill, but it had to be swallowed,
for the right of capital punishment had been withdrawn. ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture st john chaps xv to xxi/art thou a king.htm

Meditations for the Sick.
... to be poisoned with the settling of sin, and knowing that the reigning of the flesh
will prove the ruin of the Spirit, ministereth the bitter pill of affliction ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bayly/the practice of piety/meditations for the sick.htm

'The Rulers Take Counsel Together'
... I. We see first the haters of Jesus. So fierce is their hatred that they swallow
the bitter pill of going to Pilate for the execution of their sentence. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/the rulers take counsel together.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The peel or skin.

2. (v. i.) To be peeled; to peel off in flakes.

3. (v. t.) To deprive of hair; to make bald.

4. (v. t.) To peel; to make by removing the skin.

5. (v. t. & i.) To rob; to plunder; to pillage; to peel. See Peel, to plunder.

6. (n.) A medicine in the form of a little ball, or small round mass, to be swallowed whole.

7. (n.) Figuratively, something offensive or nauseous which must be accepted or endured.

... endured. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PEEL; PILL. pel, pil: "Pill... Standard
Revised Version "worn"). Burton Scott Easton. PILL. See PEEL. ...
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Peel (1 Occurrence)
... readily. 7. (n.) The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. PEEL; PILL. pel, pil: "Pill" (Genesis ...
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Pillage (5 Occurrences)

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Pi'lha (1 Occurrence)
Pi'lha. Pilha, Pi'lha. Pill . Multi-Version Concordance ... Nehemiah 10:24 Hallohesh,
Pilha, Shobek, (See RSV). Pilha, Pi'lha. Pill . Reference Bible.
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Ball (2 Occurrences)
... the foot. 8. (n.) A large pill, a form in which medicine is commonly given
to horses; a bolus. 9. (n.) The globe or earth. 10. (vi ...
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Pilled (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Pill. 2. (a.) Stripped of hair; scant
of hair; bald. Multi-Version Concordance Pilled (2 Occurrences). ...
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