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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bloody sweat: The sign and token of our Lord's great agony (Luke 22:44).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Containing or resembling blood; of the nature of blood; as, bloody excretions; bloody sweat.

2. (a.) Smeared or stained with blood; as, bloody hands; a bloody handkerchief.

3. (a.) Given, or tending, to the shedding of blood; having a cruel, savage disposition; murderous; cruel.

4. (a.) Attended with, or involving, bloodshed; sanguinary; esp., marked by great slaughter or cruelty; as, a bloody battle.

5. (a.) Infamous; contemptible; -- variously used for mere emphasis or as a low epithet.

6. (v. t.) To stain with blood.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

blud'-i (dam = "blood" of man or an animal; and where the King James translators have rendered with the adjective "bloody," the Hebrew employs the noun in the construct case, "of blood"): "A bridegroom of blood" (Exodus 4:25, 26, the King James Version bloody husband). Zipporah, not being an Israelite, probably objected to the circumcision of infants, if not to the rite altogether; apprehending, however, that her husband's life was imperiled possibly through some grievous sickness (Exodus 4:24) because of their disobedience in this particular, she performed the ceremony herself upon her son, saying, "A bridegroom of blood art thou to me."

In the Revised Version (British and American) the expression (the King James Version "bloody") is variously rendered, "man of blood" (2 Samuel 16:7, 8); "men of blood" (Psalm 26:9); "bloodthirsty" (Psalm 5:6; Psalm 59:2; Psalm 139:19). In 2 Samuel 21:1, "It is for Saul, and for his bloody house," might be rendered "Upon Saul and his house rests bloodshed."

Ezekiel calls Jerusalem "the bloody city" (Ezekiel 22:2; Ezekiel 24:6; compare Ezekiel 7:23), referring to those unjustly put to death by the wicked rulers of Jerusalem. Nineveh also is called "the bloody city" (Nahum 3:1). The capital here virtually stands for the kingdom, and history bears witness to the enormous cruelties perpetrated by the Assyrian rulers. It is siege on siege, pools of blood everywhere, the flaying of men alive, "great baskets stuffed with the salted heads of their foes." For two hundred years it is the story of brute force and ruthless cruelty. "The prey departeth not." And now every cruelty which they have visited upon others is to be turned upon themselves (Nahum 3:19).

M. O. Evans


fluks (puretos kai dusenteria, literally "fever and dysentery"): The disease by which the father of Publius was afflicted in Malta (Acts 28:8). the Revised Version (British and American) calls it "dysentery"; a common and dangerous disease which in Malta is often fatal to soldiers of the garrison even at the present day (Aitken, Pract. of Medicine, II, 841). It is also prevalent in Palestine at certain seasons, and in Egypt its mortality was formerly about 36 percent. Its older name was due to the discharge of blood from the intestine. Sometimes portions of the bowel become gangrenous and slough, the condition described as affecting Jehoram (2 Chronicles 21:19). There seems to have been an epidemic of the disease at the time of his seizure (2 Chronicles 21:14, 15), and in the case of the king it left behind it a chronic ulcerated condition, ending in gangrene. Somewhat similar conditions of chronic intestinal ulceration following epidemic dysentery I have seen in persons who had suffered from this disease in India.

Alex. Macalister


(swet hosei thromboi haimatos): Described in Luke 22:44 as a physical accompaniment of our Lord's agony at Gethsemane (on the passage, which is absent in some manuscripts, see Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek). Many old writers take this to mean that the perspiration dropped in the same manner as clots of blood drop from a wound, regarding the Greek word prefixed as expressing merely a comparison as in Matthew 28:3, where leukon hos chion means "white as snow." Cases of actual exudation of blood are described in several of the medieval accounts of stigmatization, and Lefebvre describes the occurrence of something similar in his account of Louise Lateau in 1870. For references to these cases see the article "Stigmatization" in Encyclopedia Britannica (11th edition), XXII, 550. It is perhaps in favor of the older interpretation that the word used by Aeschylus for drops of blood is stagon (Agam. 1122) and by Euripides stalagmos, not thromboi. None of the instances given by Tissot (Traite des nerfs, 279), or Schenck (Observ. med., III, 45:5), can be said to be unimpeachable; but as the agony of our Lord was unexampled in human experience, it is conceivable that it may have been attended with physical conditions of a unique nature.

Alex. Macalister

1420. dusenterion -- dysentery
... dysentery. From dus- and a comparative of entos (meaning a bowel); a "dysentery" --
bloody flux. see GREEK dus-. see GREEK entos. (dusenterio) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
// - 6k
Strong's Hebrew
1818. dam -- blood
... root Definition blood NASB Word Usage blood (303), bloodguilt (2), bloodguiltiness
(12), bloodshed (27), bloody (7), death (1), guilt of blood (2), homicide or ...
/hebrew/1818.htm - 6k

The Bloody and Deceitful Man
... Names And Titles of the Antichrist 5. The Bloody and Deceitful Man. ... The Bloody
and Deceitful Man views the Antichrist in relation to the Jews. ...
// antichrist/5 the bloody and deceitful.htm

Talmage -- a Bloody Monster
was born at Bound Brook, NJ, in 1832. ... 1832"1901. A BLOODY MONSTER[1]. ...
/.../kleiser/the worlds great sermons volume 8/talmage a bloody monster.htm

"You Knew the Too Barbarous And, Beyond Measure, Bloody Ferocity ...
... Dialogues of Sulpitius Severus. Chapter IV. "You knew the too barbarous
and, beyond measure, bloody ferocity of Avitianus? "You ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter iv you knew the.htm

The Light which Broke Out at the Reformation, Abhorred the Bloody ...
... Address 180: The light which broke out at the reformation, abhorred the
bloody superstitious zeal of these? The light which broke ...
/.../address 180 0 0 the light which.htm

I Will not by the Noise of Bloody Wars and the Dethroning of Kings ...
... THE FIRST CENTURY 4 I will not by the noise of bloody wars and the dethroning of
kings advance you to glory: but by the gentle ways of peace and love. ...
// of meditations/4 i will not by.htm

The Second Trumpet.
... plague, it being already laid waste as to its land, assails the sea; the third part
of which, and what belongs to it, it renders entirely bloody, by the fall ...
// key to the apocalypse/the second trumpet.htm

The Bible --The Background and the Picture.
... man. The ugly, wicked, licentious, and bloody things constitute the background
of the picture, representing man in all his ways. ...
/.../the biblethe background and the.htm

The Burnt Offering a Picture and a Prophecy
... His part of the work is done, and he stands by with bloody hands while the priests
arrange the pieces on the pile on the altar; and soon the odour of burning ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the burnt offering a picture.htm

The King.
... a good conscience," than that awful page which tells how, godless, wretched, mad
with despair and measureless pride, he flung himself on his bloody sword, and ...
// life of david/ix the king.htm

The Life of Mr. John Welch.
... And when he had first taken up his residence in that town, the place was so divided
into factions, and filled with bloody conflicts, a man could hardly walk ...
/.../howie/biographia scoticana scots worthies/the life of mr john 5.htm

Bloody (19 Occurrences)
...Bloody sweat: The sign and token of our Lord's great agony (Luke 22:44). ... 2. (a.)
Smeared or stained with blood; as, bloody hands; a bloody handkerchief. ...
/b/bloody.htm - 17k

Bloody-flux (1 Occurrence)
Bloody-flux. Bloody, Bloody-flux. Bloom . Multi-Version Concordance
Bloody-flux (1 Occurrence). Acts 28:8 And it came ...
/b/bloody-flux.htm - 6k

Flux (26 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) A fluid discharge from the bowels or other part; especially, an excessive
and morbid discharge; as, the bloody flux or dysentery. See Bloody flux. ...
/f/flux.htm - 16k

Sweat (3 Occurrences)
... 12. (n.) The sweating sickness. 13. (n.) A short run by a race horse in
exercise. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BLOODY SWEAT. ...
/s/sweat.htm - 14k

... Meanwhile, the oppression of Lysimachus, abetted by Menelaus, caused a bloody
insurrection in Jerusalem, in connection with which a Jewish deputation brought ...
/m/menelaus.htm - 9k

Nahum (3 Occurrences)
... Nineveh was a city of vast extent, and was then the centre of the civilzation and
commerce of the world, a "bloody city all full of lies and robbery" (Nahum 3:1 ...
/n/nahum.htm - 21k

Bloom (9 Occurrences)

/b/bloom.htm - 11k

Woe (102 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 24:6 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Woe to the bloody city, to the
caldron whose rust is therein, and whose rust is not gone out of it! ...
/w/woe.htm - 37k

Wo (92 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 24:6 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Woe to the bloody city, to the
caldron whose rust is therein, and whose rust is not gone out of it! ...
/w/wo.htm - 33k

Empire (8 Occurrences)
... After the bloody civil wars of 68, "the year of the four emperors," Vespasian founded
the IInd Dynasty, and dynastic succession was for the present again ...
/e/empire.htm - 80k

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Bloody (19 Occurrences)

Matthew 9:20
And behold, a woman, who had had a bloody flux for twelve years, came behind and touched the hem of his garment;

Acts 28:8
And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.

Exodus 4:25
Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.

Exodus 4:26
So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.

2 Samuel 16:7
And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial:

2 Samuel 16:8
The LORD hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned; and the LORD hath delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son: and, behold, thou art taken in thy mischief, because thou art a bloody man.

2 Samuel 21:1
There was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David sought the face of Yahweh. Yahweh said, "It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he put to death the Gibeonites."

1 Kings 2:32
And the LORD will return his blood upon his own head, because he fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, and my father David knew it not: Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.
(See RSV)

Psalms 5:6
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Psalms 26:9
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

Psalms 55:23
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

Psalms 59:2
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

Psalms 139:19
Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

Ezekiel 7:23
Make the chain; for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.

Ezekiel 22:2
You, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? then cause her to know all her abominations.

Ezekiel 24:6
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Woe to the bloody city, to the caldron whose rust is therein, and whose rust is not gone out of it! take out of it piece after piece; No lot is fallen on it.

Ezekiel 24:9
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Woe to the bloody city! I also will make the pile great.

Hosea 6:8
Gilead 'is' a city of workers of iniquity, Slippery from blood.
(See NAS)

Nahum 3:1
Woe to the bloody city! It is all full of lies and robbery. The prey doesn't depart.



Bloody Flux

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Bloody-flux (1 Occurrence)

Flux (26 Occurrences)

Sweat (3 Occurrences)


Nahum (3 Occurrences)

Bloom (9 Occurrences)

Woe (102 Occurrences)

Wo (92 Occurrences)

Empire (8 Occurrences)

Monthly (11 Occurrences)

Sacrifice (300 Occurrences)

Victims (12 Occurrences)

Zemaraim (2 Occurrences)

Nabal (18 Occurrences)

Onslaught (2 Occurrences)

Jehoshaphat (79 Occurrences)

Joram (26 Occurrences)

Leasing (2 Occurrences)

Gibeonites (7 Occurrences)

Gib'eonites (5 Occurrences)

Gershom (16 Occurrences)

War (529 Occurrences)

Issue (59 Occurrences)

Robberies (1 Occurrence)

Rust (7 Occurrences)

Rizpah (4 Occurrences)

Rapine (5 Occurrences)

Rude (2 Occurrences)

Encounter (10 Occurrences)

Encrusted (2 Occurrences)

Dysentery (1 Occurrence)

Departeth (14 Occurrences)

Murderous (2 Occurrences)


Meat-offering (111 Occurrences)

Persecution (22 Occurrences)

Pillage (5 Occurrences)

Purple (54 Occurrences)

Butcher (2 Occurrences)

Blood-thirsty (2 Occurrences)

Blood-stained (1 Occurrence)

Bloodguilt (9 Occurrences)

Confide (31 Occurrences)

Confront (15 Occurrences)

Carnal (11 Occurrences)

Cappadocia (2 Occurrences)

Caldron (11 Occurrences)

Abijah (32 Occurrences)

Successive (4 Occurrences)

Scum (4 Occurrences)

Slaughter (121 Occurrences)

Hip (8 Occurrences)

Belial (23 Occurrences)

Jehoram (27 Occurrences)

Violence (98 Occurrences)

Pile (16 Occurrences)

Seeketh (60 Occurrences)

Bloodshed (43 Occurrences)

Deposit (19 Occurrences)

Filth (21 Occurrences)

Stead (117 Occurrences)

Roman (26 Occurrences)

Robbery (18 Occurrences)

Abimelech (63 Occurrences)

Chain (21 Occurrences)

Booty (32 Occurrences)


Chemosh (8 Occurrences)

Casting (54 Occurrences)

Marriage (74 Occurrences)

Sharp (115 Occurrences)

Inquired (74 Occurrences)

Famine (99 Occurrences)

Pot (46 Occurrences)

Blood (435 Occurrences)

Practices (80 Occurrences)

Joel (22 Occurrences)


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