Comfortably
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(adv.) In a comfortable or comforting manner.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COMFORTABLY

kum'-fer-ta-bli (`al lebh, "to the heart"): "To speak to the heart," i.e. to speak kindly, to console, to comfort, is the ordinary Hebrew expression for wooing: e.g. Boaz spake "to the heart" of Ruth (Ruth 2:13 margin; the King James Version "friendly," the Revised Version (British and American) "kindly"). The beauty of the Hebrew term is illustrated in Genesis 50:21 where Joseph "spake kindly" unto his brethren, winning them from fear to confidence. Rendered "comfortably" in five passages: thrice of human speaking, and twice of the tenderness of God's address to His people. David was urged to win back the hearts of the people by kind words: "speak comfortably" (2 Samuel 19:7). Hezekiah in like manner comforted the Levites (2 Chronicles 30:22) and encouraged his captains (2 Chronicles 32:6). The term has exceptional wealth of meaning in connection with God's message of grace and forgiveness to His redeemed people. The compassionate love that has atoned for their sins speaks to the heart ("comfortably") of Jerusalem, saying "that her iniquity is pardoned" (Isaiah 40:2). The same promise of forgiveness is given to the penitent nation by the prophet Hosea (Hosea 2:14); "comfortable words" (Zechariah 1:13), i.e. words affording comfort.

Dwight M. Pratt

Greek
3611. oikeo -- to inhabit, to dwell
... 3611 (from 3624 , "a house, dwelling, habitation") -- properly, to make a home;
living "at home" (ie comfortably) because it is ; "to be at home.". ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3820. leb -- inner man, mind, will, heart
... yourself (1), yourselves (1). care for, comfortably, consent, considered,
courageous, friendly, broken, hard,. A form of lebab; the ...
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3824. lebab -- inner man, mind, will, heart
... wholeheartedly* (1), yourself (1). bethink themselves, breast, comfortably,
courage, faint, tenderhearted. From labab; the heart ...
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Library

Weak Hands and Feeble Knees
... others as ye would that they should do to you; and as ye would that others should
in your hours of despondency deal with you tenderly and comfortably, so deal ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/weak hands and feeble knees.htm

The Springs of Social Life.
... Think what this Sabbath has been in the dwellings of the poor, you who have had
time to listen to the Gospel, and have heard it comfortably"so comfortably ...
/.../chapin/humanity in the city/discourse v the springs of.htm

The Consolation
... The Consolation Isaiah 40:1, 2. Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/messiah vol 1/sermon i the consolation.htm

Our Miseries, Messengers of Mercy
... I must do this morning; first, I must deal a blow, at the old Tempter, who has got
the first hand at you; secondly, I will come to reason comfortably with you ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 7 1861/our miseries messengers of mercy.htm

The God of all Comfort
... "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak
comfortably unto her." We find ourselves, it may be, in a "wilderness" of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/the god of all comfort/chapter 3 the god of.htm

Out of the Deep of Doubt, Darkness, and Hell.
... circumstances. Easy enough it seems for a man to educate himself without
God while he lies comfortably in idleness on a sofa. But ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/out of the deep/v out of the deep.htm

The Pilgrim's Longings
... You see, then, they had many opportunities to have returned, to have settled
comfortably, and tilled the ground as their fathers did before them; but they ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 18 1872/the pilgrims longings.htm

Faith's Dawn and Its Clouds
... I trust it may, and that the Spirit of God will give us reflections upon
it which shall come home comfortably to all troubled souls. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 18 1872/faiths dawn and its clouds.htm

Go Back? Never!
... You see, then, they had many opportunities to have returned, to have settled down
comfortably and tilled the ground which their fathers did before them; but ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 61 1915/go back never.htm

Things that Cannot be Shaken
... No one can rest comfortably in a shaking bed, or sit in comfort on a rickety
chair. Foundations to be reliable must always be unshakable. ...
/.../smith/the god of all comfort/chapter 11 things that cannot.htm

Thesaurus
Comfortably (5 Occurrences)
...COMFORTABLY. ... Rendered "comfortably" in five passages: thrice of human speaking,
and twice of the tenderness of God's address to His people. ...
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Encouragingly (2 Occurrences)
... Encouragingly (2 Occurrences). 2 Chronicles 30:22 And Hezekiah spake comfortably
unto all the Levites that had good understanding in the service of Jehovah. ...
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Zenas (1 Occurrence)
... his life. Paul was unselfish as ever, solicitous that Zenas and Apollos
be comfortably provided for on their intended journey. He ...
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Living (3112 Occurrences)
... living. 4. (n.) Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate. 5. (n.) Power of
continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably. 6 ...
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Insight (39 Occurrences)
... NIV). 2 Chronicles 30:22 Hezekiah spoke comfortably to all the Levites who
had good understanding in the service of Yahweh. So they ...
/i/insight.htm - 16k

Evenly (1 Occurrence)
... (adv.) With an even, level, or smooth surface; without roughness, elevations, or
depression; uniformly; equally; comfortably; impartially; serenely. ...
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Pardoned (21 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 40:2 "Speak comfortably to Jerusalem; and call out to her that her warfare
is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of ...
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Befallen (20 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 19:7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants;
for I swear by Jehovah, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry a man ...
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Befell (8 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 19:7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants:
for I swear by the LORD, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one ...
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Comfortable (2 Occurrences)

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Concordance
Comfortably (5 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 19:7
Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the LORD, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.
(KJV ASV WBS)

2 Chronicles 30:22
Hezekiah spoke comfortably to all the Levites who had good understanding in the service of Yahweh. So they ate throughout the feast for the seven days, offering sacrifices of peace offerings, and making confession to Yahweh, the God of their fathers.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

2 Chronicles 32:6
He set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the broad place at the gate of the city, and spoke comfortably to them, saying,
(WEB KJV ASV)

Isaiah 40:2
"Speak comfortably to Jerusalem; and call out to her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of Yahweh's hand double for all her sins."
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Hosea 2:14
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.
(KJV ASV WBS)

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