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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (adv.) Alt. of Backwards.

2. (a.) Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances.

3. (a.) Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.

4. (a.) Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child.

5. (a.) Late or behindhand; as, a backward season.

6. (a.) Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state.

7. (a.) Already past or gone; bygone.

8. (n.) The state behind or past.

9. (v. i.) To keep back; to hinder.

Greek
3636. okneros -- shrinking, timid, hence idle, lazy, troublesome
... lazy, troublesome. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: okneros Phonetic Spelling:
(ok-nay-ros') Short Definition: slothful, backward Definition: slothful ...
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1519. eis -- to or into (indicating the point reached or entered ...
... toward (23), until (4), view (3), why* (4). against, among, as, at, backward,
before. A primary preposition; to or into (indicating ...
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3694. opiso -- back, behind, after
... 3), behind (5), follow (2), follow* (2), withdrew* (1). after, backward,
behind. From the same as opisthen with enclitic of direction ...
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846. autos -- (1) self (emphatic) (2) he, she, it (used for the ...
... From the particle au (perhaps akin to the base of aer through the idea of a baffling
wind) (backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the ...
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126. aidios -- everlasting
... eternal, everlasting. From aei; everduring (forward and backward, or forward only) --
eternal, everlasting. see GREEK aei. (aidiois) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
318a. acharay -- (a man) that turns backward
... 318, 318a. acharay. 318b . (a man) that turns backward. Transliteration:
acharay Short Definition: afterward. Word Origin from achar ...
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318. ochoreyn -- (a man) that turns backward
... 317, 318. ochoreyn. 318a . (a man) that turns backward. Transliteration: ochoreyn
Phonetic Spelling: (okh-or-ane') Short Definition: last. at last ...
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322. achorannith -- backwards
... 321, 322. achorannith. 323 . backwards. Transliteration: achorannith Phonetic
Spelling: (akh-o-ran-neeth') Short Definition: backward. Word Origin prol. ...
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268. achor -- the hind side, back part
... Word Origin from achar Definition the hind side, back part NASB Word Usage afterward
(1), away (1), back (22), backs (1), backward (7), behind (1), hereafter (1 ...
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7725. shub -- to turn back, return
... send back, set again, slide back, still, X surely, take back (off), (cause to, make
to) turn (again, self again, away, back, back again, backward, from, off ...
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Library

John Chapter xviii. 1-12.
... As soon then as He had said unto them, I am He, they went backward, and fell to
the ground." Where now were the military cohort, and the servants of the chief ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate cxii john chapter xviii.htm

Miracles of Destruction.
... Pharisees" came to take him, and "Jesus went forth and said unto them, Whom seek
ye?" and in reply to theirs, had said "I am he, they went backward and fell to ...
/.../macdonald/miracles of our lord/x miracles of destruction.htm

Psalm LXX.
... 4. "Let them be turned away backward and blush that think evil things to me"
(ver.2). At first there was the assault of them persecuting, now there hath ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm lxx.htm

"That which was from the Beginning,"
... But the abuse is, that men go not far enough backward in the steps of antiquity,
that is, to the most ancient rule, and profession, and practice of truth in ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon ii that which was.htm

The Best Things Work for Good to the Godly
... The Lord made the sun on Ahaz's dial go ten degrees backward: so when our outward
comforts are declining, and the sun is almost setting, God often causes a ...
//christianbookshelf.org/watson/a divine cordial/the best things work for.htm

Entrance into Rest.
... What are the points of difference? In the wilderness, wandering for forty years,
backward and forward; in Canaan, perfect rest in the land that God gave them. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/murray/the masters indwelling/iv entrance into rest.htm

Conclusion.
... I awoke shortly after midnight, after seeing the Passion Play at Ober-Ammergau,
with these words floating backward and forward in my head like a peal of bells ...
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The Arrest.
... And Judas also, which betrayed Him, was standing with them. When therefore He said
unto them, I am He, they went backward, and fell to the ground. ...
/.../dods/the expositors bible the gospel of st john vol ii/xvii the arrest.htm

Prayer Answered, Love Nourished
... Yet nevertheless the Christian may do well sometimes to look backward; he may look
back to the hole of the pit and the miry clay whence he was digged"the ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/prayer answered love nourished.htm

The Ambassadors from Babylon
... or go back ten degrees?" "It is a light thing," Hezekiah replied, "for the shadow
to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.". ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 29 the ambassadors from.htm

Thesaurus
Backward (39 Occurrences)
... 1. (adv.) Alt. of Backwards. 2. (a.) Directed to the back or rear; as, backward
glances. ... 5. (a.) Late or behindhand; as, a backward season. ...
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Rock (176 Occurrences)
... 8. (vt) To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting on a support beneath;
as, to rock a cradle or chair; to cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or ...
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Backwards (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (adv.) With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride backward. 2. (adv.)
Toward the back; toward the rear; as, to throw the arms backward. ...
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Back (5096 Occurrences)
... 15. (a.) Moving or operating backward; as, back action. 16. ... 18. (vi) To drive or
force backward; to cause to retreat or recede; as, to back oxen. 19. ...
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Degrees (18 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 20:10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down
ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees. ...
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Dial (2 Occurrences)
... And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to decline ten
steps: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten steps. ...
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Lapse (9 Occurrences)
... 5. (vi) To pass slowly and smoothly downward, backward, or away; to slip downward,
backward, or away; to glide; -- mostly restricted to figurative uses. ...
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Reverse (12 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction; hence; opposite
or contrary in kind; as, the reverse order or method. ...
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Behind (188 Occurrences)
... 5. (adv.) Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind. 6 ...
7. (adv.) Backward in time or order of succession; past. 8 ...
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Blush (16 Occurrences)
... YLT). Psalms 35:4 They are ashamed and blush, those seeking my soul, Turned
backward and confounded, Those devising my evil. (YLT). ...
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Concordance
Backward (39 Occurrences)

Luke 17:31
in that day, he who shall be on the house top, and his vessels in the house, let him not come down to take them away; and he in the field, in like manner, let him not turn backward;
(YLT)

John 6:66
From this 'time' many of his disciples went away backward, and were no more walking with him,
(YLT)

John 18:6
When therefore he said to them, "I am he," they went backward, and fell to the ground.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)

John 20:14
Having said these things she turned backward and beholds Jesus standing there, and knew not that it was Jesus.
(DBY YLT)

Genesis 9:23
Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it on both their shoulders, went in backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were backwards, and they didn't see their father's nakedness.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 49:17
Dan will be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path, That bites the horse's heels, so that his rider falls backward.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 4:18
It happened, when he made mention of the ark of God, that Eli fell from off his seat backward by the side of the gate; and his neck broke, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. He had judged Israel forty years.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 1:22
From the blood of the wounded, From the fat of the mighty, The bow of Jonathan Hath not turned backward; And the sword of Saul doth not return empty.
(YLT)

1 Kings 18:37
Hear me, O Jehovah, hear me, that this people may know that thou, Jehovah, art God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
(See JPS YLT)

2 Kings 20:10
Hezekiah answered, "It is a light thing for the shadow to go forward ten steps. Nay, but let the shadow return backward ten steps."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

2 Kings 20:11
Isaiah the prophet cried to Yahweh; and he brought the shadow ten steps backward, by which it had gone down on the dial of Ahaz.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Job 23:8
Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 9:3
In mine enemies turning backward, they stumble and perish from Thy face.
(YLT)

Psalms 16:4
Multiplied are their griefs, 'Who' have hastened backward; I pour not out their libations of blood, Nor do I take up their names on my lips.
(YLT)

Psalms 35:4
Let them be put to shame and confounded that seek after my life; let them be turned backward and brought to confusion that devise my hurt:
(DBY YLT)

Psalms 40:14
Let them be disappointed and confounded together who seek after my soul to destroy it. Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Psalms 44:10
Thou causest us to turn backward from an adversary, And those hating us, Have spoiled for themselves.
(YLT)

Psalms 44:18
We turn not backward our heart, Nor turn aside doth our step from Thy path.
(YLT)

Psalms 56:9
Then shall mine enemies return backward in the day when I call: this I know, for God is for me.
(DBY)

Psalms 70:2
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Psalms 78:66
He struck his adversaries backward. He put them to a perpetual reproach.
(WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS)

Psalms 114:3
The sea saw it, and fled; The Jordan was driven back.
(See JPS YLT)

Psalms 114:5
What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleest? Thou Jordan, that thou turnest back?
(See JPS)

Psalms 129:5
Let them be disappointed and turned backward, all those who hate Zion.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Isaiah 1:4
Ah sinful nation, a people loaded with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken Yahweh. They have despised the Holy One of Israel. They are estranged and backward.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Isaiah 28:13
Therefore the word of Yahweh will be to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, fall backward, be broken, be snared, and be taken.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 38:8
Behold, I will cause the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down on the sundial of Ahaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps. So the sun returned ten steps on the sundial on which it had gone down."'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Isaiah 42:17
Removed backward -- utterly ashamed, Are those trusting in a graven image, Those saying to a molten image, 'Ye 'are' our gods.'
(YLT)

Isaiah 44:25
who frustrates the signs of the liars, and makes diviners mad; who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Isaiah 50:5
The Lord Yahweh has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward.
(WEB JPS ASV YLT RSV)

Isaiah 59:14
Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness can't enter.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Jeremiah 7:24
But they didn't listen nor turn their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 15:6
You have rejected me, says Yahweh, you have gone backward: therefore have I stretched out my hand against you, and destroyed you; I am weary with repenting.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 46:5
Why have I seen it? they are dismayed and are turned backward; and their mighty ones are beaten down, and have fled apace, and don't look back: terror is on every side, says Yahweh.
(WEB JPS ASV YLT RSV)

Lamentations 1:8
Jerusalem has grievously sinned; therefore she is become as an unclean thing; all who honored her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yes, she sighs, and turns backward.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Lamentations 1:13
From above He hath sent fire into my bone, And it subdueth it, He hath spread a net for my feet, He hath turned me backward, He hath made me desolate -- all the day sick.
(YLT)

Lamentations 2:3
He hath cut off in the heat of anger every horn of Israel, He hath turned backward His right hand From the face of the enemy, And He burneth against Jacob as a flaming fire, It hath devoured round about.
(YLT)

Haggai 2:15
Now, please consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of Yahweh.
(WEB ASV)

Haggai 2:18
'Consider, please, from this day and backward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, since the day that the foundation of Yahweh's temple was laid, consider it.
(WEB ASV)

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