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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v.) To degrade; to lower in rank or esteem; to dishonor.

2. (v.) To cast down or reduce low or lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, or estimation of worthiness; to depress; to humble; to degrade.

3. To throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABASE

a-bas': The English rendition of shaphel (Job 40:11 Ezekiel 21:26), and of its derivative shephal (Daniel 4:37) = "bring down," "debase," "humble"; of `anah (Isaiah 31:4) = "abase self," "afflict," "chasten self," "deal harshly with," etc.; and of tapeinoo = "to depress"; figure "to humiliate" (in condition or heart): "abase," "bring low," "humble self" (Philippians 4:12). The word is always employed to indicate what should be done to or by him who nurtures a spirit and exhibits a demeanor contrary to the laudable humility which is a natural fruit of religion. Such a person is warned that the most extravagant audacity will not daunt Yahweh nor abate His vengeance (Isaiah 31:4), and good men are exhorted to employ their powers to bring him low (Job 40:11 Ezekiel 21:26). If men are not able to curb the arrogant, God is (Daniel 4:37); and He has so constituted the world, that sinful arrogance must fall (Matthew 23:12 the King James Version; Luke 14:11 the King James Version; Luke 18:14 the King James Version).

Frank E. Hirsch

Greek
2758. kenoo -- to empty
... From kenos; to make empty, ie (figuratively) to abase, neutralize, falsify -- make
(of none effect, of no reputation, void), be in vain. see GREEK kenos. ...
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5013. tapeinoo -- to make low, fig. to humble
... to humble. From tapeinos; to depress; figuratively, to humiliate (in condition or
heart) -- abase, bring low, humble (self). see GREEK tapeinos. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8213. shaphel -- to be or become low, to be abased
... root Definition to be or become low, to be abased NASB Word Usage abase (4), abased
(6), been abased (1), bring him low (1), bring down (1), brings down (1 ...
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6031. anah -- to be bowed down or afflicted
... 6030b, 6031. anah. 6031a . to be bowed down or afflicted. Transliteration:
anah Phonetic Spelling: (aw-naw') Short Definition: defile. abase self, defile ...
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8214. shephel -- to be low
... abase, humble, put down, subdue. (Aramaic) corresponding to shaphel -- abase, humble,
put down, subdue. see HEBREW shaphel. 8213, 8214. shephel. 8215 . ...
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Library

Other Graces Bestowed on the Saint. The Promises of Our Lord to ...
... I bless His Majesty, and abase myself, because I am still more deeply in His debt;
and I believe that He makes my desire to serve Him grow, and my love revive. ...
/.../teresa/the life of st teresa of jesus/chapter xxxix other graces bestowed.htm

Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent
... Neither God nor all His creatures could then abase and annihilate them so thoroughly
as they would abase, and accuse, and annihilate themselves in the sight of ...
/.../xi sermon for the second.htm

Of the Mortification of the Affections of the Will...
... sins, joining therewith that imperfect discursive knowledge of our own nothing and
God's totality, endeavouring by these two to humble and abase ourselves, so ...
/.../chapter xiii of the mortification.htm

What Jesus Says of the Meaning of his Miracles
... The Messiah was to play a brilliant part and to authenticate himself by incomparable
miracles; "With an iron rod" was he to shake off and abase all enemies of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/beth/the miracles of jesus/ii what jesus says of.htm

Unbelievers in the Blood of Christ Shall be Condemned.
... is able to receive it, let him receive it." [1012] Let no man's place, or dignity,
or riches, puff him up; and let no man's low condition or poverty abase him. ...
/.../chapter viunbelievers in the blood.htm

Further Reasons for Practising Patience. Its Connection with the ...
... Well, who is humble, except he be patient? For no one can abase himself without
patience, in the first instance, to bear the act of abasement. ...
/.../tertullian/of patience/chapter xi further reasons for practising.htm

Our Attitude Toward his Sovereignty
... dust and ashes" (Job 42:5, 6). Thus, a sight of God, God revealed in awesome majesty,
caused Job to abhor himself, and not only so, but to abase himself before ...
/.../pink/the sovereignty of god/chapter ten our attitude toward.htm

God's Sovereignty and Prayer
... 1 John 5:14). Throughout this book it has been our chief aim to exalt the
Creator and abase the creature. The well-nigh universal ...
/.../pink/the sovereignty of god/chapter nine gods sovereignty and.htm

The Good Man Useful in Life and Happy in Death.
... And it is observable that the term perfect is never assumed by the saints. They
confess their own emptiness and abase themselves before God. ...
/.../lee/sermons on various important subjects/sermon xxv the good man.htm

On the Nativity of John the Baptist the First Sermon
... Man must always learn to abase himself in this most blessed way of blindness,
in disease, in doing nothing and in being nothing. Oh! ...
//christianbookshelf.org/tauler/the inner way/sermon x on the nativity.htm

Thesaurus
Abase (7 Occurrences)
... humble; to degrade. 3. To throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ABASE. a-bas': The ...
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Abased (17 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Abase. 2. (a.) Lowered; humbled.
3. (a.) Borne lower than usual, as a fess; also, having ...
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Humble (97 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) Hornless. See Hummel. 4. (vt) To bring low; to reduce the power,
independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humiliate. ...
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Overflowing (54 Occurrences)
... Job 40:11 Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger; And look upon every
one that is proud, and abase him. (Root in ASV BBE NAS RSV). ...
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Overflowings (2 Occurrences)
... (See JPS ASV). Job 40:11 Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger; And look
upon every one that is proud, and abase him. (ASV NAS RSV). ...
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Growl (11 Occurrences)
... the young lion growling over his prey, if a multitude of shepherds is called together
against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for ...
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Growling (4 Occurrences)
... the young lion growling over his prey, if a multitude of shepherds is called together
against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for ...
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Growls (2 Occurrences)
... the young lion, growling over his prey, though a multitude of shepherds be called
forth against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for ...
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Turban (13 Occurrences)
... 21:26 thus says the Lord Yahweh: Remove the turban, and take off the crown; this
shall be no more the same; exalt that which is low, and abase that which is ...
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Concordance
Abase (7 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 22:28
You will save the afflicted people, But your eyes are on the haughty, that you may bring them down.
(See NAS)

Job 40:11
Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Psalms 18:27
For you will save the afflicted people, but the haughty eyes you will bring down.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 13:11
And I will send punishment on the world for its evil, and on the sinners for their wrongdoing; and I will put an end to all pride, and will make low the power of the cruel.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 31:4
For thus says Yahweh to me, "As the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, if a multitude of shepherds is called together against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them, so Yahweh of Armies will come down to fight on Mount Zion and on its heights. Jeremiah
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Ezekiel 21:26
thus says the Lord Yahweh: Remove the turban, and take off the crown; this shall be no more the same; exalt that which is low, and abase that which is high.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Daniel 4:37
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven; for all his works are truth, and his ways justice; and those who walk in pride he is able to abase.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

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