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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid.

2. (v. t.) To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

cher'-ish (cakhan; thalpo): Cakhan, "to act the friend," "to be useful," is translated "cherish" (1 Kings 1:2, 4); thalpo, "to warm," "to make warm," "to foster" (Ephesians 5:29), said of the regard the husband should have for his wife, even as his own flesh which he "nourisheth and cherisheth, even as Christ also the church," and in 1 Thessalonians 2:7, of Paul amongst his converts, "as when a nurse cherisheth her own children."

2282. thalpo -- to warm, hence to cherish
... to warm, hence to cherish. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: thalpo Phonetic
Spelling: (thal'-po) Short Definition: I cherish, nourish Definition: (properly ...
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5368. phileo -- to love
... Transliteration: phileo Phonetic Spelling: (fil-eh'-o) Short Definition: I love,
kiss Definition: I love (of friendship), regard with affection, cherish; I kiss ...
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4327. prosdechomai -- to receive to oneself
... Word Origin from pros and dechomai Definition to receive to oneself NASB Word Usage
accepted (1), accepting (1), cherish (1), looking (3), receive (2 ...
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794. astorgos -- without natural affection
... From a (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of stergo (to cherish
affectionately); hard-hearted towards kindred -- without natural affection. ...
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5142. trepho -- to make to grow, to nourish, feed
... but perhaps strengthened from the base of trope through the idea of convolution);
properly, to stiffen, ie Fatten (by implication, to cherish (with food, etc ...
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1625. ektrepho -- to bring up to maturity, to nourish
... bring up, nourish. From ek and trepho; to rear up to maturity, ie (genitive case)
to cherish or train -- bring up, nourish. see GREEK ek. see GREEK trepho. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7852. satam -- to bear a grudge or cherish animosity against
... satam. 7853 . to bear a grudge or cherish animosity against. Transliteration:
satam Phonetic Spelling: (saw-tam') Short Definition: against. Word Origin a prim ...
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2436. cheq -- bosom
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition bosom NASB Word Usage arms (1), base
(3), bosom (26), bottom (1), care (1), cherish (1), cherishes (2), lap (2 ...
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2245. chabab -- to love
... love. A primitive root (compare chaba', chabah); properly, to hide (as in the bosom),
ie To cherish (with affection) -- love. see HEBREW chaba'. ...
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5201. natar -- to keep
... bear grudge, keeper, reserve. A primitive root; to guard; figuratively, to cherish
(anger) -- bear grudge, keep(-er), reserve. 5200, 5201. natar. 5202 . ...
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The Simple Explanation of My Own Opinion in Reference to the ...
... the simple sense of the words, we have a command, following on the precept of mutual
kindness between man and wife, that we should nourish and cherish our wives ...
/.../29 the simple explanation of.htm

Gott Der Vater Wohn' Uns Bei. God, the Father, with us Stay.
... Harmony by LANDGRAF MORITZ, 1612. 1. God, the Father, with us stay, Nor suffer us
to perish; All our sins O take away, Us dying, cheer and cherish. ...
/.../bacon/the hymns of martin luther/xxii gott der vater wohn.htm

The Sixth and Last Point which I am Told that He Brings against Me ...
... It is by a beautiful image that the soul is said to nourish and cherish the body
as Christ nourishes and cherishes the church, since it was he who said to ...
/.../28 the sixth and last.htm

Be on Your Guard against the Snares of the Devil.
... Let no one of you cherish any grudge against his neighbour. ... Let no one of
you, therefore, cherish any grudge against his neighbour. ...
/.../the epistle of ignatius to the trallians/chapter viii be on your guard.htm

Ye are Superior to Me.
... And all the more when I commend you, I know that ye cherish modesty [711] of spirit;
as it is written, "The righteous man is his own accuser." [712] ...
/.../the epistle of ignatius to the magnesians/chapter xii ye are superior to.htm

Yezidees, or Worshippers of the Devil.
... My Turkish cavass understood the reason, and at once removed it. Our host had mistaken
me for a Mahometan towards whom the Yezidees cherish a settled aversion. ...
/.../hayward/the book of religions/yezidees or worshippers of the.htm

Letter cxxv. (AD 411. )
... to provide how men to whom we are commanded to be examples in good works may be
convinced that there is no ground for suspicions which they cherish, than to ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/letter cxxv a d 411.htm

But Let us Come to These Two Commentaries which He Alone Excepts ...
... said, "He who loveth his own wife loveth himself, for no man ever hated his own
flesh;" after a few other remarks, he says:"Let us men then cherish our wives ...
/.../23 but let us come.htm

Hymn for the Burial of the Dead
... Why hew the rocky tomb so deep, Why raise the monument so fair, Save that the
form we cherish there Is no dead thing, but laid to sleep? ...
/.../prudentius/the hymns of prudentius/x hymn for the burial.htm

Defence of S. Basil's Statement, Attacked by Eunomius, that the ...
... of the Master's mind [194] , viz., "Refrain from the use of the word, for into it,
and from it, the subverting heresy is fetched," and bids us cherish the idea ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/section 37 defence of s.htm

Cherish (20 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster;
to promote; as, to cherish religious principle. Int. ...CHERISH. ...
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Nurse (23 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) Either one of the nurse sharks. 6. (vt) To nourish; to cherish; to foster.
7. (vt) To nourish at the breast; to suckle; to feed and tend, as an infant. ...
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Brood (19 Occurrences)
... 9. (vt) To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens. 10. (vt)
To cherish with care. 11. (vt) To think anxiously or moodily upon. ...
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Cherished (10 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Cherish. Multi-Version Concordance
Cherished (10 Occurrences). Acts 5:4 While it remained ...
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Bosom (47 Occurrences)
... 10. (vt) To enclose or carry in the bosom; to keep with care; to take to heart;
to cherish. 11. (vt) To conceal; to hide from view; to embosom. Int. ...
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Cher'ethites (10 Occurrences)
Cher'ethites. Cherethites, Cher'ethites. Cherish . Multi-Version Concordance ...
(See RSV). Cherethites, Cher'ethites. Cherish . Reference Bible.
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Hope (291 Occurrences)
... 6. (vi) To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something
welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable ...
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Respect (204 Occurrences)
... Philippians 3:15 Therefore let all of us who are mature believers cherish these
thoughts; and if in any respect you think differently, that also God will make ...
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Nourish (16 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To cherish; to comfort. 5. (vt) To educate; to instruct; to bring
up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments. ...
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Unnatural (9 Occurrences)
... NIV). 1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that unrighteous men will not inherit
God's Kingdom? Cherish no delusion here. Neither fornicators ...
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Cherish (20 Occurrences)

Acts 24:15
having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
(See NAS)

1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that unrighteous men will not inherit God's Kingdom? Cherish no delusion here. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor any who are guilty of unnatural crime,

Ephesians 5:29
For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly;

Philippians 2:20
For I have no one likeminded with him, who will cherish a genuine care for you.

Philippians 3:15
Therefore let all of us who are mature believers cherish these thoughts; and if in any respect you think differently, that also God will make clear to you.

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever wins respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovable, whatever is of good repute--if there is any virtue or anything deemed worthy of praise--cherish the thought of these things.

Colossians 1:4
because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love which you cherish towards all God's people,

1 Thessalonians 2:7
But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children.

1 Thessalonians 3:6
But now that Timothy has recently come back to us from you, and has brought us the happy tidings of your faith and love, and has told us how you still cherish a constant and affectionate recollection of us, and are longing to see us as we also long to see you--

Hebrews 12:28
Therefore, receiving, as we now do, a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us cherish thankfulness so that we may ever offer to God an acceptable service, with godly reverence and awe.

1 Peter 3:15
but in your hearts consecrate Christ as Lord, being always ready to make your defence to any one who asks from you a reason for the hope which you cherish.

Deuteronomy 13:6
If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, "Let us go and serve other gods," which you have not known, you, nor your fathers;
(See NAS)

1 Kings 1:2
Therefore his servants said to him, "Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and cherish him; and let her lie in your bosom, that my lord the king may keep warm."

Job 36:13
"But those who are godless in heart lay up anger. They don't cry for help when he binds them.
(See RSV)

Psalms 17:14
from men by your hand, Yahweh, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life. You fill the belly of your cherished ones. Your sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children.
(Root in WEB NIV)

Psalms 37:3
Trust in Jehovah, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness.
(See JPS)

Psalms 55:3
Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked. For they bring suffering on me. In anger they hold a grudge against me.
(See RSV)

Psalms 83:3
They conspire with cunning against your people. They plot against your cherished ones.
(Root in WEB NIV)

Ecclesiastes 2:3
I searched in my heart how to cherish my flesh with wine, while practising my heart with wisdom; and how to lay hold on folly, till I should see what was that good for the children of men which they should do under the heavens all the days of their life.

Hosea 4:10
They will eat, and not have enough. They will play the prostitute, and will not increase; because they have abandoned giving to Yahweh.
(See RSV)



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