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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBOTTOMLESS, PIT
bot'-um-les, (to phrear tes abussou, "the pit of the abyss," Revelation 9:1, 2 the King James Version): In the Revised Version (British and American), he abussos (always an adjective in classical authors = "bottomless") is uniformly rendered "the ABYSS" (which see) (Luke 8:31 Romans 10:7 Revelation 9:11; Revelation 11:7; Revelation 17:8; 20:1, 3).
The word translates different Hebrew words of which the most important are:
Greek999. bothunos -- a pit
... a pit. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: bothunos Phonetic Spelling:
(both'-oo-nos) Short Definition: a pit, ditch Definition: a pit, ditch. ...
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4618a. siros -- a pit (for grain storage)
4618. siteutos -- a pit (for grain storage)
5421. phrear -- a well
5276. hupolenion -- a vessel or trough beneath a winepress (to ...
12. abussos -- boundless, bottomless
Strong's Hebrew7882. shichah -- a pit
... 7881, 7882. shichah. 7883 . a pit. Transliteration: shichah Phonetic Spelling:
(shee-khaw') Short Definition: pit. Word Origin from ...
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6354. pachath -- a pit
7816. shechuth -- a pit
1475. gummats -- a pit
7845. shachath -- a pit
875. beer -- a well, pit
7745. shuchah -- a pit
4379. mikreh -- a pit
7825. shechith -- a pit
953. bowr -- a pit, cistern, well
The Angel of the Bottomless Pit
The Ox in the Pit.
Brought up from the Horrible Pit
Joseph and his Brethren
Manes Said: not all Receive the Word of God...
The Story of Joseph
Joseph, the Castaway.
The Millennium in Relation to Satan.
Possessing, and "Working Out. "
Smith's Bible DictionaryPit
ATS Bible DictionaryPit
A reservoir, either natural or artificial, for water. Pits were sometimes used as dungeons, Genesis 37:20; Jeremiah 38:6; or being slightly covered, and baited, they served as traps to catch wild beasts, a device which illustrates the plots of designing men and women, Psalm 119:85; Proverbs 22:14; 26:27; Ezekiel 19:4. The word pit is also used to denote the grave, Psalm 28:1; 30:3,9; and hell, Revelation 20:1.
Easton's Bible DictionaryA hole in the ground (Exodus 21:33, 34), a cistern for water (Genesis 37:24; Jeremiah 14:3), a vault (41:9), a grave (Psalm 30:3). It is used as a figure for mischief (Psalm 9:15), and is the name given to the unseen place of woe (Revelation 20:1, 3). The slime-pits in the vale of Siddim were wells which yielded asphalt (Genesis 14:10).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation
2. (n.) The shaft of a coal mine; a coal pit.
3. (n.) A large hole in the ground from which material is dug or quarried; as, a stone pit; a gravel pit; or in which material is made by burning; as, a lime pit; a charcoal pit.
4. (n.) A vat sunk in the ground; as, a tan pit.
5. (n.) Any abyss; especially, the grave, or Hades.
6. (n.) A covered deep hole for entrapping wild beasts; a pitfall; hence, a trap; a snare. Also used figuratively.
7. (n.) A depression or hollow in the surface of the human body
8. (n.) The hollow place under the shoulder or arm; the axilla, or armpit.
9. (n.) See Pit of the stomach (below).
10. (n.) The indentation or mark left by a pustule, as in smallpox.
11. (n.) Formerly, that part of a theater, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theater.
12. (n.) An enclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats.
13. (n.) The endocarp of a drupe, and its contained seed or seeds; a stone; as, a peach pit; a cherry pit, etc.
14. (n.) A depression or thin spot in the wall of a duct.
15. (v. t.) To place or put into a pit or hole.
16. (v. t.) To mark with little hollows, as by various pustules; as, a face pitted by smallpox.
ThesaurusPit (110 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The shaft of a coal mine; a coal pit. 3. (n.) A large hole in the
ground from which material is dug or quarried; as, a stone ...
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Dung-pit (1 Occurrence)
Pit's (1 Occurrence)
Bottomless (9 Occurrences)
Abyss (11 Occurrences)
Ditch (9 Occurrences)
Dug (45 Occurrences)
Nether (19 Occurrences)
Digged (37 Occurrences)
Flees (19 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordancePit (110 Occurrences)
Matthew 12:11 He said to them, "What man is there among you, who has one sheep, and if this one falls into a pit on the Sabbath day, won't he grab on to it, and lift it out?
Matthew 15:14 Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."
Mark 12:1 He began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a pit for the winepress, built a tower, rented it out to a farmer, and went into another country.
Luke 6:39 He spoke a parable to them. "Can the blind guide the blind? Won't they both fall into a pit?
Luke 8:31 and they besought Him not to command them to be gone into the Bottomless Pit.
Luke 14:5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?
2 Peter 2:4 For if God didn't spare angels when they sinned, but cast them down to Tartarus, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;
Revelation 9:1 The fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from the sky which had fallen to the earth. The key to the pit of the abyss was given to him.
Revelation 9:2 He opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a burning furnace. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit.
Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
Revelation 20:2 He laid hold of the Dragon--the ancient serpent--who is the Devil and the Adversary, and bound him for a thousand years, and hurled him into the bottomless pit.
Revelation 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Genesis 37:20 Come now therefore, and let's kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say,'An evil animal has devoured him.' We will see what will become of his dreams."
Genesis 37:22 Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood. Throw him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him"-that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father.
Genesis 37:24 and they took him, and threw him into the pit. The pit was empty. There was no water in it.
Genesis 37:28 Midianites who were merchants passed by, and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. They brought Joseph into Egypt.
Genesis 37:29 Reuben returned to the pit; and saw that Joseph wasn't in the pit; and he tore his clothes.
Genesis 40:15 for I was really stolen from the land of the Hebrews; and here also have I done nothing that they have put me in the pit.'
Genesis 41:14 And Pharaoh sendeth and calleth Joseph, and they cause him to run out of the pit, and he shaveth, and changeth his garments, and cometh in unto Pharaoh.
Exodus 21:33 "If a man opens a pit, or if a man digs a pit and doesn't cover it, and a bull or a donkey falls into it,
Exodus 21:34 the owner of the pit shall make it good. He shall give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall be his.
Leviticus 11:36 Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcass shall be unclean.
Numbers 16:30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
Numbers 16:33 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.
2 Samuel 17:9 Behold, he is now hidden in some pit, or in some other place. It will happen, when some of them have fallen at the first, that whoever hears it will say,'There is a slaughter among the people who follow Absalom!'
2 Samuel 18:17 They took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones. Then all Israel fled everyone to his tent.
2 Samuel 23:20 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, he killed the two sons of Ariel of Moab: he went down also and killed a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.
2 Kings 10:14 He said, "Take them alive!" They took them alive, and killed them at the pit of the shearing house, even forty-two men. He didn't leave any of them.
1 Chronicles 11:22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, he killed the two sons of Ariel of Moab: he went down also and killed a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.
Job 6:27 Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.
Job 9:31 yet you will plunge me in the ditch. My own clothes shall abhor me.
Job 17:14 If I have said to corruption,'You are my father;' to the worm,'My mother,' and'my sister;'
Job 17:16 They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.
Job 33:18 He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
Job 33:22 Yes, his soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers.
Job 33:24 then God is gracious to him, and says,'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.'
Job 33:28 He has redeemed my soul from going into the pit. My life shall see the light.'
Job 33:30 to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.
Psalms 7:15 He has dug a hole, and has fallen into the pit which he made.
Psalms 9:15 The nations have sunk down in the pit that they made. In the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.
Psalms 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul to Sheol; Neither wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption.
Psalms 28:1 By David. To you, Yahweh, I call. My rock, don't be deaf to me; lest, if you are silent to me, I would become like those who go down into the pit.
Psalms 30:3 Yahweh, you have brought up my soul from Sheol. You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Psalms 30:9 "What profit is there in my destruction, if I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise you? Shall it declare your truth?
Psalms 35:7 For without cause they have hidden their net in a pit for me. Without cause they have dug a pit for my soul.
Psalms 35:8 Let destruction come on him unawares. Let his net that he has hidden catch himself. Let him fall into that destruction.
Psalms 40:2 He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock, and gave me a firm place to stand.
Psalms 49:9 That he should still live alway, That he should not see corruption.
Psalms 55:23 But you, God, will bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days, but I will trust in you.
Psalms 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps. My soul is bowed down. They dig a pit before me. They fall into its midst themselves. Selah.
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 88:4 I am counted among those who go down into the pit. I am like a man who has no help,
Psalms 88:6 You have laid me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
Psalms 94:13 that you may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked.
Psalms 103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Psalms 143:7 Hurry to answer me, Yahweh. My spirit fails. Don't hide your face from me, so that I don't become like those who go down into the pit.
Proverbs 1:12 let's swallow them up alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down into the pit.
Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit: he who is under Yahweh's wrath will fall into it.
Proverbs 23:27 For a prostitute is a deep pit; and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
Proverbs 26:27 Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it. Whoever rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
Proverbs 28:10 Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
Proverbs 28:17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
Proverbs 28:18 He whose ways are upright will be safe, but sudden will be the fall of him whose ways are twisted.
Ecclesiastes 10:8 He who digs a pit may fall into it; and whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.
Ecclesiastes 12:6 before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the spring, or the wheel broken at the cistern,
Isaiah 14:15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the pit.
Isaiah 14:19 But you are cast away from your tomb like an abominable branch, clothed with the slain, who are thrust through with the sword, who go down to the stones of the pit; like a dead body trodden under foot.
Isaiah 24:17 Fear, the pit, and the snare, are on you who inhabitant the earth.
Isaiah 24:18 It will happen that he who flees from the noise of the fear will fall into the pit; and he who comes up out of the midst of the pit will be taken in the snare; for the windows on high are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble.
Isaiah 24:22 They shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison; and after many days shall they be visited.
Isaiah 30:14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
Isaiah 30:33 For a place of fire has long been ready; yes, it has been made ready for the king; he has made it deep and wide: it is massed with fire and much wood; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of fire, puts a light to it.
Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great anguish, but you have in love for my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; for you have cast all my sins behind your back.
Isaiah 38:18 For Sheol can't praise you. Death can't celebrate you. Those who go down into the pit can't hope for your truth.
Isaiah 51:1 "Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock whence you were cut, and to the hold of the pit whence you were dug.
Isaiah 51:14 The captive exile shall speedily be freed; and he shall not die and go down into the pit, neither shall his bread fail.
Jeremiah 18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before you to speak good for them, to turn away your wrath from them.
Jeremiah 18:22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when you shall bring a troop suddenly on them; for they have dug a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.
Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchijah the king's son, that was in the court of the guard: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire; and Jeremiah sank in the mire.
Jeremiah 38:7 Now when Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch, who was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon (the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin,)
Jeremiah 38:9 My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he is like to die in the place where he is, because of the famine; for there is no more bread in the city.
Jeremiah 38:10 Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die.
Jeremiah 38:11 So Ebed-melech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took thence rags and worn-out garments, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 38:13 So they drew up Jeremiah with the cords, and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.
Jeremiah 41:7 It was so, when they came into the midst of the city, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah killed them, and cast them into the midst of the pit, he, and the men who were with him.
Jeremiah 41:9 Now the pit in which Ishmael cast all the dead bodies of the men whom he had killed, by the side of Gedaliah (the same was who which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel), Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with those who were killed.
Jeremiah 48:43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are on you, inhabitant of Moab, says Yahweh.
Jeremiah 48:44 He who flees from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he who gets up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring on him, even on Moab, the year of their visitation, says Yahweh.
Lamentations 3:47 Fear and the pit are come on us, devastation and destruction.
Lamentations 3:53 They have cut off my life in a pit, and cast a stone upon me.
Lamentations 3:55 I called upon thy name, Jehovah, out of the lowest pit.
Ezekiel 19:4 The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit; and they brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.
Ezekiel 19:8 Then the nations set against him on every side from the provinces; and they spread their net over him; he was taken in their pit.
Ezekiel 26:20 then will I bring you down with those who descend into the pit, to the people of old time, and will make you to dwell in the lower parts of the earth, in the places that are desolate of old, with those who go down to the pit, that you be not inhabited; and I will set glory in the land of the living:
Ezekiel 28:8 They shall bring you down to the pit; and you shall die the death of those who are slain, in the heart of the seas.
Ezekiel 31:14 to the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves in their stature, neither set their top among the thick boughs, nor that their mighty ones stand up on their height, even all who drink water: for they are all delivered to death, to the lower parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with those who go down to the pit.
Ezekiel 31:16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to Sheol with those who descend into the pit; and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the lower parts of the earth.
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