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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put.

2. (v. t.) To use; to apply; to devote, as time or strength in some occupation.

3. (v. t.) To expend, as money.

4. (v. t.) To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon.

5. (v. t.) To give in marriage.

6. (v. t.) To demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by a reflexive pronoun.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

be-sto': The seven Hebrew words rendered by this term variously mean "to put" or "place," "to give"; "do," "deposit," as e.g. to locate chariots and horsemen in cities (1 Kings 10:26); or give a blessing (Exodus 32:29). Four Greek words so translated signify "to give," "to labor," "to feed," "to place around"; as sunago, "to stow away goods" (Luke 12:17); or psomizo, "give away" (1 Corinthians 13:3). The term has richest significance in expressing God's abundant gift of grace and love, didomi (2 Corinthians 8:1 the King James Version; 1 John 3:1).

1632. ekcheo -- to pour out, fig. to bestow
... to bestow. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ekcheo Phonetic Spelling: (
ek-kheh'-o,) Short Definition: I pour out, shed Definition: I pour out (liquid or ...
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1433. doreomai -- to give, present, bestow
... to give, present, bestow. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: doreomai Phonetic
Spelling: (do-reh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I give, grant, donate Definition ...
// - 7k

1632b. ekchunno -- to pour out, fig. to bestow
... to bestow. Transliteration: ekchunno Short Definition: poured. ... to bestow NASB Word
Usage gushed (1), poured (5), rushed headlong (1), shed (3), spilled (1). ...
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1632a. ekcheo -- to pour out, fig. to bestow
... to pour out, fig. to bestow. Transliteration: ekcheo Short Definition: poured. Word
Origin from ek and cheo (to pour) Definition to pour out, fig. ...
// - 5k

4060. peritithemi -- to place around
... to place around. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: peritithemi Phonetic Spelling:
(per-ee-tith'-ay-mee) Short Definition: I put around, bestow Definition: I ...
// - 7k

5487. charitoo -- to make graceful, endow with grace
... make graceful, endow with grace. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: charitoo
Phonetic Spelling: (khar-ee-to'-o) Short Definition: I favor, bestow freely on ...
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632. aponemo -- to assign, apportion
... assign, bestow, apportion. From apo and the base of nomos; to apportion, ie Bestow --
give. see GREEK apo. see GREEK nomos. (aponemontes) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
// - 7k

1392. doxazo -- to render or esteem glorious (in a wide ...
... in a wide application). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: doxazo Phonetic Spelling:
(dox-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I glorify, honor, bestow glory on ...
// - 9k

1325. didomi -- to give (in various senses lit. or fig.)
... bestow, commit, deliver. A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used
as an alternative in most of the tenses); to give (used ...
// - 12k

2872. kopiao -- to grow weary, toil
... labor, toil, be wearied. From a derivative of kopos; to feel fatigue; by implication,
to work hard -- (bestow) labour, toil, be wearied. see GREEK kopos. ...
// - 8k

Strong's Hebrew
3240. yanach -- bestow, cast down, lay down, up, leave off, let ...
... bestow, cast down, lay down, up, leave off, let alone remain, pacify, place,.
Transliteration: yanach Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-nakh') Short Definition: bestow. ...
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2064. zabad -- bestow upon, endow with
... 2063, 2064. zabad. 2065 . bestow upon, endow with. Transliteration: zabad Phonetic
Spelling: (zaw-bad') Short Definition: endowed. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/2064.htm - 5k

5414. nathan -- to give, put, set
... allowed (3), applied (1), appoint (5), appointed (15), apportion (1), appropriated
(1), ascribe (2), ascribed (2), assigned (5), bear (1), bestow (1), bestowed ...
/hebrew/5414.htm - 9k

6213. asah -- do, make
... do, make. Transliteration: asah Phonetic Spelling: (aw-saw') Short Definition:
accomplish. accomplish, advance, appoint, apt, be at, become, bear, bestow, ...
/hebrew/6213.htm - 6k

6485. paqad -- to attend to, visit, muster, appoint
... visited (6), visiting (4). appoint, at all, avenge, bestow, appoint to have
the, give a charge, commit, count,. A primitive root; to ...
/hebrew/6485.htm - 7k

5148. nachah -- to lead, guide
... bestow, bring, govern, guide, lead forth, put, straiten. A primitive root;
to guide; by implication, to transport (into exile, or ...
/hebrew/5148.htm - 6k

5415. nethan -- to give
... bestow, give pay. (Aramaic) corresponding to nathan; give -- bestow, give pay. see
HEBREW nathan. 5414, 5415. nethan. 5416 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/5415.htm - 6k

1580. gamal -- to deal fully or adequately with, deal out to, wean ...
... bestow on, deal bountifully, do good, recompense, requite, reward, ripen,
serve,. A primitive root; to treat a person (well or ill ...
/hebrew/1580.htm - 6k

2603. chanan -- to show favor, be gracious
... A primitive root (compare chanah); properly, to bend or stoop in kindness to an
inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (ie Move to favor by petition ...
/hebrew/2603.htm - 6k

4503. minchah -- a gift, tribute, offering
... From an unused root meaning to apportion, ie Bestow; a donation; euphemistically,
tribute; specifically a sacrificial offering (usually bloodless and voluntary ...
/hebrew/4503.htm - 6k


God Will Bestow Salvation Upon the Whole Nature of Man, Consisting ...
... Against Heresies: Book V Chapter VI."God will bestow salvation upon the whole nature
of man, consisting of body and soul in close union, since the Word took ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter vi god will bestow salvation.htm

That when once the Vanity of the Gods of the Nations Has Been ...
... Chapter 12."That When Once the Vanity of the Gods of the Nations Has Been Exposed,
It Cannot Be Doubted that They are Unable to Bestow Eternal Life on Any One ...
/...// of god/chapter 12 that when once the.htm

Remarks on the Preceding Questions, and on those Opposed to Them
... decrees. (1.) It is my will to save believers. (2.) On this man I will bestow
faith and preserve him in it. (3.) I will save this man. ...
/.../the works of james arminius vol 1/remarks on the preceding questions.htm

Sixteenth Proposition of Arminius
... It is a partial cause of sin, when removed or not bestowed, if there was obligation
to bestow it, but if there was no such obligation, it can not, with ...
/.../the works of james arminius vol 3/sixteenth proposition of arminius.htm

This Preterition is Without Blame: for God Bestowed on Man the ...
... This preterition is without blame: for God bestowed on man the perfection of human
nature, He was not under obligation to bestow grace upon any one. ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 3/thesis 16 this preterition is.htm

Question And. . Question Reversed
... But does God bestow on all and every one, to whom the Gospel is preached,
sufficient grace by which they may believe, if they will? ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 1/question and question reversed 4.htm

On Worldly Folly
... for I have no room where to bestow my fruits. And he said, This will I:do:
I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 119 on worldly folly.htm

Twenty-Third Proposition of Arminius
... one passes from grace to glory is not the copula by which one decree is united to
the other, but that copula is the will of God, which wills to bestow, upon no ...
/.../the works of james arminius vol 3/twenty-third proposition of arminius.htm

Faith is not an Effect of Election, but is a Necessary Requisite ...
... from righteousness and salvation: "Or it signifies "the election by which he determines
to save certain particular persons, as such, and to bestow faith on ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 1/article iv faith is not.htm

On the Excellency of Religion and Divine Love.
... Love is the greatest and most excellent thing we are masters of and therefore
it is folly and baseness to bestow it unworthily. ...
/.../scougal/the life of god in the soul of man/part ii on the excellency.htm

Bestow (27 Occurrences)
... reflexive pronoun. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BESTOW. be-sto': The ... 3:1).
Multi-Version Concordance Bestow (27 Occurrences). Luke 4:6 ...
/b/bestow.htm - 15k

Needful (17 Occurrences)
... Ezra 7:20 Whatever more shall be needful for the house of your God, which you shall
have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king's treasure house. ...
/n/needful.htm - 11k

Fruits (109 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV). Luke 12:17 And he thought within himself, saying,
What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? ...
/f/fruits.htm - 37k

Finish (35 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost
possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish. ...
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Treasure-house (6 Occurrences)
... Ezra 7:20 And whatsoever more shall be needful for the house of thy God, which thou
shalt have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king's treasure-house. ...
/t/treasure-house.htm - 8k

Present (577 Occurrences)
... 12. (v.) To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or
ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer. 13. (a.) Hence ...
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Spend (54 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for
clothing. 2. (vt) To bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon. ...
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Ages (114 Occurrences)
... John 6:27 Bestow your pains not on the food which perishes, but on the food that
remains unto the Life of the Ages--that food which will be the Son of Man's ...
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Supply (40 Occurrences)
... Ezra 7:20 Whatever more shall be needful for the house of your God, which you shall
have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king's treasure house. ...
/s/supply.htm - 21k

Bestowed (43 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Bestow. Multi-Version Concordance
Bestowed (43 Occurrences). Matthew 19:11 "It is not every ...
/b/bestowed.htm - 19k

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Bestow (27 Occurrences)

Luke 4:6
And the Devil said to Him, "To you will I give all this authority and this splendour; for it has been handed over to me, and on whomsoever I will I bestow it.

Luke 12:17
And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

Luke 12:18
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

John 6:27
Bestow your pains not on the food which perishes, but on the food that remains unto the Life of the Ages--that food which will be the Son of Man's gift to you; for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."

John 17:2
even as Thou hast given Him authority over all mankind, so that on all whom Thou hast given Him He may bestow the Life of the Ages.

Acts 7:5
But he gave him no inheritance in it, no, not a single square yard of ground. And yet He promised to bestow the land as a permanent possession on him and his posterity after him--and promised this at a time when Abraham was childless.

1 Corinthians 12:23
Those parts of the body which we think to be less honorable, on those we bestow more abundant honor; and our unpresentable parts have more abundant propriety;

1 Corinthians 13:3
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

2 Corinthians 6:10
as sad, but we are always joyful; as poor, but we bestow wealth on many; as having nothing, and yet we securely possess all things.

2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to bestow every blessing on you in abundance, so that richly enjoying all sufficiency at all times, you may have ample means for all good works.

1 Timothy 1:4
and the attention they bestow on mere fables and endless pedigrees, such as lead to controversy rather than to a true stewardship for God, which only exists where there is faith. And I make the same request now.

1 Timothy 4:13
Till I come, bestow your attention on reading, exhortation and teaching.

Hebrews 10:24
And let us bestow thought on one another with a view to arousing one another to brotherly love and right conduct;

Exodus 32:29
Moses said, "Consecrate yourselves today to Yahweh, yes, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow on you a blessing this day."

Deuteronomy 14:26
and you shall bestow the money for whatever your soul desires, for cattle, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your soul asks of you; and you shall eat there before Yahweh your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.

2 Kings 12:7
Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and for the other priests, and said unto them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the house? now therefore take no more money from your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.
(See JPS)

2 Chronicles 24:7
For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of Yahweh did they bestow on the Baals.

Ezra 7:20
Whatever more shall be needful for the house of your God, which you shall have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king's treasure house.

Psalms 3:3
But you, Yahweh, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.
(See NIV)

Psalms 21:5
His glory is great in your salvation. You lay honor and majesty on him.

Psalms 31:19
Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you, which you have worked for those who take refuge in you, before the sons of men!
(See NIV)

Psalms 61:7
He shall abide before God for ever: bestow loving-kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.

Proverbs 4:9
She shall give to thy head a garland of grace; a crown of glory will she bestow upon thee.

Isaiah 45:4
Because of Jacob my servant, and Israel whom I have taken for myself, I have sent for you by name, giving you a name of honour, though you had no knowledge of me.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 61:3
To give them a fair head-dress in place of dust, the oil of joy in place of the clothing of grief, praise in place of sorrow; so that they may be named trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, and so that he may have glory.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 62:2
And the nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you will have a new name, given by the mouth of the Lord.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 23:2
Therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them; behold, I will visit on you the evil of your doings, says Yahweh.
(See NIV)



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Provide (74 Occurrences)

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Indulge (12 Occurrences)

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Foot (193 Occurrences)

Tip (17 Occurrences)

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Desireth (26 Occurrences)

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Craves (5 Occurrences)

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Arousing (2 Occurrences)

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