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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beat.

2. (n.) The act of striking or giving blows; punishment or chastisement by blows.

3. (n.) Pulsation; throbbing; as, the beating of the heart.

4. (n.) Pulsative sounds. See Beat, n.

5. (n.) The process of sailing against the wind by tacks in zigzag direction.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia



2870. kopetos -- a beating of the head and breast
... a beating of the head and breast. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration:
kopetos Phonetic Spelling: (kop-et-os') Short Definition: lamentation ...
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5178. tumpanizo -- to beat a drum, to torture by beating
... to beat a drum, to torture by beating. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: tumpanizo
Phonetic Spelling: (toom-pan-id'-zo) Short Definition: I torture, break ...
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4298. prokopto -- to cut forward (a way), advance
... From pro and kopto; to drive forward (as if by beating), ie (figuratively and
intransitively) to advance (in amount, to grow; in time, to be well along ...
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5180. tupto -- to strike, smite, beat
... Word Origin a prim. verb Definition to strike, smite, beat NASB Word Usage beat
(3), beating (5), hits (1), strike (2), struck (1), wounding (1). ...
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1194. dero -- to skin, to thrash
... verb Definition to skin, to thrash NASB Word Usage beat (5), beaten (1), beating
(3), flogged (2), hits (1), receive (1), receive...lashes (1), strike (1). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3807. kathath -- to beat, crush by beating
... 3806, 3807. kathath. 3808 . to beat, crush by beating. Transliteration: kathath
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-thath') Short Definition: crushed. Word Origin a prim ...
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8608. taphaph -- to sound the timbrel, beat
... 8607, 8608. taphaph. 8609 . to sound the timbrel, beat. Transliteration:
taphaph Phonetic Spelling: (taw-faf') Short Definition: beating. ...
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2251. chabat -- to beat off, beat out
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to beat off, beat out NASB Word Usage beat
(2), beaten (1), beating (1), threshing (1). beat off, out, thresh. ...
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7015. qinah -- an elegy, dirge
... lamentation. From quwn; a dirge (as accompanied by beating the breasts or on
instruments) -- lamentation. see HEBREW quwn. 7014b, 7015. qinah. 7016 . ...
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5221. nakah -- to smite
... root Definition to smite NASB Word Usage attack (5), attacked (6), attacks (3),
beat (3), beat down (1), beaten (5), beating (1), blows (1), bothered (1), cast ...
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5203. natash -- to leave, forsake, permit
... A primitive root; properly, to pound, ie Smite; by implication (as if beating out,
and thus expanding) to disperse; also, to thrust off, down, out or upon ...
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On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xi. 25, "I Thank Thee, O Father ...
... and of reminding you, Beloved, of this, because as soon as this word was uttered
by the reader's voice, there followed upon it the sound of the beating of your ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon xvii on the words.htm

Third Sunday Before Lent
... Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.26 I therefore
so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air: 27 but I ...
/.../luther/epistle sermons vol ii/third sunday before lent.htm

The Finding of Moses
... All this time Miriam had been watching from her hiding-place close by, and with
anxious, beating heart she came forward now. Could she help the princess? ...
/.../steedman/the babe in the bulrushes/the finding of moses.htm

A Downward Step.
... At last the time came to start. With beating heart Bessie counted the hours that
must pass before she could run in the orchard and eat the luscious fruit. ...
/.../byrum/the value of a praying mother/chapter vii a downward step.htm

The Builders
... increased in number. Before dawn each morning we were aroused by the beating
of a loud gong which called the men to work. This work ...
/.../cable/the fulfilment of a dream of pastor hsis/chapter xv the builders.htm

On the Same Lesson of the Gospel, John ix. , on the Giving Sight ...
... have we? If God heareth not sinners, why do we pray, and publish the record
of our sin by the beating of the breast? Where again ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lxxxvi on the same.htm

Letter cxxxiii. (AD 412. )
... that the most of them have confessed their share in the violent death which the
presbyter Restitutus suffered at their hands, and in the beating of Innocentius ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/letter cxxxiii a d 412.htm

But Besides, if Birds of Augury Converse with one Another...
... The mother last, as round the nest she flew,. Seized by the beating wing, the monster
slew: ... And Jove's portent with beating hearts behold." [4042]. ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xci but besides if.htm

Whether Venial Sins are Removed by the Sprinkling of Holy Water ...
... If therefore, by means of one of them, some venial sin is remitted, it follows that
in like manner all are remitted, so that by beating his breast once, or by ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether venial sins are removed.htm

Dishonest Tenants
... stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.5. And
again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/dishonest tenants.htm

Beating (31 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The act of striking or giving blows; punishment or chastisement by blows.
3. (n.) Pulsation; throbbing; as, the beating of the heart. ...BEATING. bet'-ing. ...
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Pounding (4 Occurrences)
... & vb. n.) of Pound. 2. (n.) The act of beating, bruising, or breaking up; a beating.
3. (n.) A pounded or pulverized substance. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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... Easton's Bible Dictionary Beating, a mode of punishment common in the East.
It ... 2. (n.) A sound beating with a stick or cudgel. Specifically ...
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Breasts (39 Occurrences)
... Luke 8:52 The people were all weeping aloud and beating their breasts for her; but
He said, "Leave off wailing; for she is not dead, but asleep." (WEY). ...
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Lamenting (8 Occurrences)
... (DBY NAS). Luke 23:27 And there was following him a great multitude of the people,
and of women, who also were beating themselves and lamenting him, (YLT NAS). ...
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Wailing (44 Occurrences)
... Luke 8:52 The people were all weeping aloud and beating their breasts for her; but
He said, "Leave off wailing; for she is not dead, but asleep." (WEY ASV RSV ...
/w/wailing.htm - 19k

Drumming (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) The act of beating upon, or as if upon, a drum; also, the noise which the
male of the ruffed grouse makes in spring, by beating his wings upon his sides ...
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Mash (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A mesh. 2. (n.) A mass of mixed ingredients reduced to a soft pulpy state
by beating or pressure; a mass of anything in a soft pulpy state. ...
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Pulverize (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To reduce of fine powder or dust, as by beating, grinding, or the like;
as, friable substances may be pulverized by grinding or beating, but to ...
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Beaten (73 Occurrences)
... (see OLIVE.). Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (pp) of Beat. 2. (a.) Made smooth by
beating or treading; worn by use. 3. (a.) Vanquished; conquered; baffled. ...
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Beating: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Beating (31 Occurrences)

Mark 4:37
And there cometh a great storm of wind, and the waves were beating on the boat, so that it is now being filled,

Mark 12:5
Again he sent another; and they killed him; and many others, beating some, and killing some.

Mark 15:19
They struck his head with a reed, and spat on him, and bowing their knees, did homage to him.
(See NAS)

Luke 8:52
The people were all weeping aloud and beating their breasts for her; but He said, "Leave off wailing; for she is not dead, but asleep."

Luke 10:30
Jesus replied, "A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell among robbers, who after both stripping and beating him went away, leaving him half dead.

Luke 12:47
And that servant, who having known his lord's will, and not having prepared, nor having gone according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes,
(See RSV)

Luke 12:48
and he who, not having known, and having done things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few; and to every one to whom much was given, much shall be required from him; and to whom they did commit much, more abundantly they will ask of him.
(See RSV)

Luke 18:13
"But the tax-gatherer, standing far back, would not so much as lift his eyes to Heaven, but kept beating his breast and saying, "'O God, be reconciled to me, sinner that I am.'

Luke 22:63
And the men who held him mocked him, beating him;

Luke 23:27
A vast crowd of the people also followed Him, and of women who were beating their breasts and wailing for Him.

Luke 23:48
All the multitudes that came together to see this, when they saw the things that were done, returned home beating their breasts.

Acts 18:17
and all the Greeks having taken Sosthenes, the chief man of the synagogue, were beating 'him' before the tribunal, and not even for these things was Gallio caring.

Acts 19:16
The man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
(See NIV)

Acts 21:32
Immediately he took soldiers and centurions, and ran down to them. They, when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, stopped beating Paul.

Acts 22:19
And I said, Lord, they themselves know that I was imprisoning and beating in every synagogue those that believe on thee;

1 Corinthians 9:26
I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air,

1 Peter 2:20
For what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God.

Exodus 2:11
It happened in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brothers, and looked at their burdens. He saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, one of his brothers.

Deuteronomy 25:11
When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draws near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him who strikes him, and puts forth her hand, and takes him by the secrets;
(See RSV)

Judges 6:11
The angel of Yahweh came, and sat under the oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained to Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.

Judges 19:22
As they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain base fellows, surrounded the house, beating at the door; and they spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring out the man who came into your house, that we may have sex with him!"

1 Samuel 14:16
And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked; and, behold, the multitude melted away, and they went on beating down one another.

Psalms 68:25
The singers went before, the minstrels followed after, in the midst of the ladies playing with tambourines,
(See NAS)

Proverbs 18:6
A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.
(Root in WEB NIV)

Proverbs 28:3
A man of wealth who is cruel to the poor is like a violent rain causing destruction of food.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 17:6
Yet there shall be left therein gleanings, as the shaking of an olive-tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost branches of a fruitful tree, saith Jehovah, the God of Israel.
(See JPS)

Isaiah 24:13
For thus shall it be in the midst of the earth among the peoples, as the shaking of an olive-tree, as the gleanings when the vintage is done.
(See JPS)

Isaiah 30:14
And He hath broken it As the breaking of the potters' bottle, Beaten down -- He doth not spare, Nor is there found, in its beating down, A potsherd to take fire from the burning, And to draw out waters from a ditch.

Isaiah 41:7
And strengthen doth an artizan the refiner, A smoother 'with' a hammer, Him who is beating 'on' an anvil, Saying, 'For joining it 'is' good,' And he strengtheneth it with nails, it is not moved!

Jeremiah 4:19
My soul, my soul! I am pained to my inmost heart; my heart is troubled in me; I am not able to be quiet, because the sound of the horn, the note of war, has come to my ears.
(See RSV)

Nahum 2:7
It is decreed: she is uncovered, she is carried away; and her handmaids moan as with the voice of doves, beating on their breasts.



Beating: As a Punishment

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Pounding (4 Occurrences)


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Wailing (44 Occurrences)

Drumming (1 Occurrence)

Mash (2 Occurrences)

Pulverize (2 Occurrences)

Beaten (73 Occurrences)

Threshing (57 Occurrences)

Hammer (15 Occurrences)

Air (74 Occurrences)

Beateth (7 Occurrences)

Beat (85 Occurrences)

Themselves (911 Occurrences)

Leave (341 Occurrences)

Vast (54 Occurrences)

Killing (41 Occurrences)

Killed (352 Occurrences)

Kishon (6 Occurrences)

Knocking (9 Occurrences)

Uncertainly (1 Occurrence)

Ostrich (9 Occurrences)

Ophrah (9 Occurrences)

Observed (84 Occurrences)

Occurred (23 Occurrences)

Jo'ash (44 Occurrences)

Goldsmith (6 Occurrences)

Gallio (3 Occurrences)

Worthlessness (14 Occurrences)

Winepress (19 Occurrences)

Ill-treated (7 Occurrences)

Flail (1 Occurrence)

Fight (265 Occurrences)

Forge (2 Occurrences)

Fellows (30 Occurrences)

Flap (1 Occurrence)

Tact (1 Occurrence)

Tribunal (11 Occurrences)

Terebinth (15 Occurrences)

Third (192 Occurrences)

Tools (3 Occurrences)

Tax-gatherer (7 Occurrences)

Tribune (18 Occurrences)

Topmost (4 Occurrences)

Thresh (7 Occurrences)

Taw (1 Occurrence)

Tabering (1 Occurrence)

Throb (1 Occurrence)

Troops (92 Occurrences)

Trip (4 Occurrences)

Trachonitis (1 Occurrence)

Rioters (1 Occurrence)

Reconciled (11 Occurrences)

Raddai (1 Occurrence)

Refiner (10 Occurrences)

Reed (41 Occurrences)

Engines (4 Occurrences)

Eleazar (74 Occurrences)

Exiled (14 Occurrences)

David (1052 Occurrences)

Ditch (9 Occurrences)

Mid'ianites (12 Occurrences)

Merry (38 Occurrences)

Moan (13 Occurrences)

Mauling (1 Occurrence)

Mocking (25 Occurrences)

Pound (13 Occurrences)

Potsherd (6 Occurrences)

Pertained (18 Occurrences)

Pallet (9 Occurrences)

Punish (84 Occurrences)

Pulse (3 Occurrences)

Pin (10 Occurrences)

Patiently (25 Occurrences)

Blast (28 Occurrences)

Blasting (4 Occurrences)

Besides (178 Occurrences)

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