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EARTH, CORNERS OF THE

The "corners" or "ends" of the earth are its "wings" (kanephoth ha-'arets), i.e. its borders or extremities. The word in general means a wing, because the wing of a bird is used as a covering for its young, and from this meaning it acquires that of the extremity of anything stretched out. It is thus used in Deuteronomy 22:12: "Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four borders (wings) of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself." It thus also means the coasts or boundaries of the land surface of the earth; its extremities. It is translated "corners" in Isaiah 11:12; "ends" in Job 37:3, 38:13. The "four corners" of the earth (Isaiah 11:12) or "land" (Ezekiel 7:2) are therefore simply the extremities of the land in the four cardinal directions.

See also ASTRONOMY, sec. III, 3.

E. W. Maunder

CORNERS OF THE EARTH

See EARTH, CORNERS OF THE.

Greek
1137. gonia -- an angle, a corner
... place. Word Origin from gonu Definition an angle, a corner NASB Word Usage
corner (6), corners (3). angle, corner, quarter. Probably ...
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746. arche -- beginning, origin
... Word Origin from archo Definition beginning, origin NASB Word Usage beginning (38),
corners (2), domain (1), elementary (1), elementary* (1), first (1), first ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7106b. qatsa -- perhaps to corner
... 7106a, 7106b. qatsa. 7107 . perhaps to corner. Transliteration: qatsa
Short Definition: corners. Word Origin denominative verb from ...
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6284. paah -- to cleave in pieces
... scatter into corners. A primitive root; to puff, ie Blow away -- scatter into
corners. 6283, 6284. paah. 6285 . Strong's Numbers.
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4740. miqtsoa -- a corner buttress
... a corner buttress. Transliteration: miqtsoa or miqtsoa or miqtsoah Phonetic
Spelling: (mak-tso'-ah) Short Definition: corners. Word ...
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3671. kanaph -- wing, extremity
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition wing, extremity NASB Word Usage bird*
(1), corner (1), corners (4), covering (1), each other (1), edge (5), edges (1 ...
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6438. pinnah -- a corner
... Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition a corner NASB Word Usage chiefs
(2), corner (16), corner towers (2), corners (7), cornerstone (3), cornerstone ...
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2106. zavith -- a corner
... Definition: corner. Word Origin from an unused word Definition a corner NASB
Word Usage corner (1), corners (1). cornerstone. Apparently ...
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6285. peah -- corner, side
... Word Origin from paah Definition corner, side NASB Word Usage boundary (1), corner
(1), corners (6), edges (2), forehead (2), sector (1), side (69), side ...
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7098. qatsah -- an end
... Word Origin from qatsah Definition an end NASB Word Usage all (2), among (1), corners
(1), end (7), ends (19), fringes (1), outermost (1), outermost* (1 ...
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Library

Cutting Corners
... CUTTING CORNERS. Have you boys and girls ever noticed how all the curbings
at the corners of the streets in the city are worn smooth ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/cutting corners.htm

Trumpets and Street Corners
... ST. MATTHEW Chaps. I to VIII TRUMPETS AND STREET CORNERS. 'Take heed that ye
do nob your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/trumpets and street corners.htm

At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners Blow
... The Treasury of Sacred Song. Book First XIX At the round earth's imagined
corners blow. Your trumpets, Angels; and arise, arise From ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/xix at the round earths.htm

The Lord's Prayer: the Preface in Matthew
... They are as follows: And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they
love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that ...
/.../origen/origen on prayer/chapter xii the lords prayer .htm

How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
... day; a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of cloud and whirlwind, a day of trumpet
and clangour, upon all fenced cities, and upon all lofty corners (Zephan. ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/chapter xi how the simple.htm

Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
... And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: For they love to
pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 26 upon our lords.htm

Thoughts Upon the Knowledge of G0D.
... but will afford us Instances of this; and our own, I think, as many as any other
whatsoever: For could we but cast our Eyes into the several Corners of this ...
/.../private thoughts upon a christian life/thoughts upon the knowledge of.htm

From the Ninth Chapter.
... of the golden altar which is in the presence of God, saying to the sixth angel which
had the trumpet, Loose the four angels."] That is, the four corners of the ...
/.../commentary on the apocolypse of the blessed john/from the ninth chapter.htm

His First School. The School-House. The Teacher. The Order of ...
... It was constructed of round logs, and had five corners"the fifth was formed at one
end by having shorter logs laid from the corners at an obtuse angle, like ...
/.../chapter ii his first school.htm

How Intent the Ruler Ought to be on Meditations in the Sacred Law.
... Thou shalt make four rings of gold, which thou shalt put in the four corners of
the ark, and thou shalt make staves of shittim-wood, and overlay them with gold ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/chapter xi how intent the.htm

Thesaurus
Corners (56 Occurrences)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia EARTH, CORNERS OF THE. The "corners" or "ends" of the
earth are its "wings" (kanephoth ha-'arets), ie its borders or extremities. ...
/c/corners.htm - 25k

Tassel (5 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A pendent ornament, attached to the corners of cushions, to curtains,
and the like, ending in a tuft of loose threads or cords. ...
/t/tassel.htm - 9k

Corner (60 Occurrences)
... The angle of a house (Job 1:19) or a street (Proverbs 7:8). "Corners" in Nehemiah
9:22 denotes the various districts of the promised land allotted to the ...
/c/corner.htm - 33k

Frames (47 Occurrences)
... (See RSV NIV). Exodus 26:23 You shall make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle
in the far part. ... He did thus to both of them in the two corners. ...
/f/frames.htm - 17k

Tassels (3 Occurrences)
... Numbers 15:38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them
tassels on the corners of their garments, throughout their generations, and ...
/t/tassels.htm - 7k

Receptacles (7 Occurrences)
... Exodus 30:4 And two rings of gold shalt thou make for it under its border; by its
two corners shalt thou make them, on the two sides thereof; and they shall be ...
/r/receptacles.htm - 8k

Shave (19 Occurrences)
... NIV). Leviticus 19:27 ye shall not shave the corners of your head round,
neither shalt thou mutilate the corners of thy beard. (DBY). ...
/s/shave.htm - 14k

Rings (46 Occurrences)
... NIV). Exodus 25:26 You shall make four rings of gold for it, and put the
rings in the four corners that are on its four feet. (WEB ...
/r/rings.htm - 20k

Copper (55 Occurrences)
... (DBY). Exodus 27:2 And thou shalt make its horns at the four corners thereof; its
horns shall be of itself; and thou shalt overlay it with copper. (DBY). ...
/c/copper.htm - 27k

Bronze (146 Occurrences)
... (See NAS RSV NIV). Exodus 27:2 You shall make its horns on its four corners; its
horns shall be of one piece with it; and you shall overlay it with brass. ...
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Concordance
Corners (56 Occurrences)

Matthew 6:5
"When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most certainly, I tell you, they have received their reward.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 22:9
Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.'
(See NIV)

Acts 10:11
He saw heaven opened and a certain container descending to him, like a great sheet let down by four corners on the earth,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 11:5
"I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision: a certain container descending, like it was a great sheet let down from heaven by four corners. It came as far as me.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 7:1
After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 20:8
and he will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:12
And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Exodus 25:26
You shall make four rings of gold for it, and put the rings in the four corners that are on its four feet.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:23
You shall make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle in the far part.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:24
They shall be double beneath, and in like manner they shall be entire to its top to one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 27:2
You shall make its horns on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it; and you shall overlay it with brass.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 27:4
You shall make a grating for it of network of brass: and on the net you shall make four bronze rings in its four corners.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 28:7
It shall have two shoulder straps joined to the two ends of it, that it may be joined together.
(See NIV)

Exodus 28:23
You shall make on the breastplate two rings of gold, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
(See NIV)

Exodus 28:24
You shall put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate.
(See NIV)

Exodus 28:26
You shall make two rings of gold, and you shall put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on its edge, which is toward the side of the ephod inward.
(See NIV)

Exodus 30:4
And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Exodus 36:28
He made two boards for the corners of the tabernacle in the far part.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 36:29
They were double beneath, and in like manner they were all the way to its top to one ring. He did thus to both of them in the two corners.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:3
And he cast for it four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two rings upon the other side of it.
(KJV DBY WBS RSV)

Exodus 37:13
He cast four rings of gold for it, and put the rings in the four corners that were on its four feet.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:27
And he made two rings of gold for it under the crown thereof, by the two corners of it, upon the two sides thereof, to be places for the staves to bear it withal.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 38:2
He made its horns on its four corners. Its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with brass.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 38:5
And he cast four rings for the four corners of the grating of copper, as receptacles for the staves.
(DBY RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:4
They made shoulder straps for it, joined together. At the two ends it was joined together.
(See NIV)

Exodus 39:16
They made two settings of gold, and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
(See NIV)

Exodus 39:17
They put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate.
(See NIV)

Exodus 39:19
They made two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on its edge, which was toward the side of the ephod inward.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 19:9
"'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Leviticus 19:27
Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Leviticus 21:5
"'They shall not shave their heads, neither shall they shave off the corners of their beards, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.
(WEB JPS DBY)

Leviticus 23:22
"'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap into the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest: you shall leave them for the poor, and for the foreigner. I am Yahweh your God.'"
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Numbers 15:38
Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them tassels on the corners of their garments, throughout their generations, and that they attach to the tassel of the corners a lace of blue;
(DBY JPS NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 24:17
I see him, but not now. I see him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob. A scepter will rise out of Israel, and shall strike through the corners of Moab, and break down all the sons of Sheth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Deuteronomy 22:12
Tassels shalt thou make thee on the four corners of thy clothing, wherewith thou coverest thyself.
(DBY JPS NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 32:26
I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:
(KJV WBS)

1 Kings 7:30
And every base had four brazen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

1 Kings 7:34
There were four supports at the four corners of each base: its supports were of the base itself.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Chronicles 26:15
And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by skilful men, to be on the towers and upon the battlements, wherewith to shoot arrows and great stones. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.
(See JPS YLT NAS RSV)

Nehemiah 9:22
Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan.
(KJV WBS)

Job 1:19
and behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young men, and they are dead. I alone have escaped to tell you."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 37:3
He sends it forth under the whole sky, and his lightning to the ends of the earth.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 11:12
He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Isaiah 41:9
You whom I have taken hold of from the ends of the earth, and called from its corners, and said to you,'You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you away;'
(WEB ASV RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 9:26
Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that have the corners of their hair cut off, who dwell in the wilderness; for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Jeremiah 25:23
Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all who have the corners of their hair cut off;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 49:32
Their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their livestock a spoil: and I will scatter to all winds those who have the corners of their hair cut off; and I will bring their calamity from every side of them, says Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 7:2
You, son of man, thus says the Lord Yahweh to the land of Israel, An end: the end is come on the four corners of the land.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 41:22
The altar was of wood, three cubits high, and its length two cubits; and its corners, and its length, and its walls, were of wood: and he said to me, This is the table that is before Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 43:20
You shall take of its blood, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the ledge, and on the border all around: thus you shall cleanse it and make atonement for it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 45:19
The priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it on the door posts of the house, and on the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and on the posts of the gate of the inner court.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 46:21
Then he brought me forth into the outer court, and caused me to pass by the four corners of the court; and behold, in every corner of the court there was a court.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 46:22
In the four corners of the court there were courts enclosed, forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four in the corners were of one measure.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Zephaniah 1:16
A day of trumpet and shouting against the fenced cities, And against the high corners.
(YLT)

Zephaniah 3:6
I have cut off nations; their battlements are desolate; I have made their streets waste, so that none passeth by; their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, so that there is no inhabitant.
(See JPS)

Zechariah 9:15
Yahweh of Armies will defend them; and they will destroy and overcome with sling stones; and they will drink, and roar as through wine; and they will be filled like bowls, like the corners of the altar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Corners

Corners of the Earth

Related Terms

Tassel (5 Occurrences)

Corner (60 Occurrences)

Frames (47 Occurrences)

Tassels (3 Occurrences)

Receptacles (7 Occurrences)

Shave (19 Occurrences)

Rings (46 Occurrences)

Copper (55 Occurrences)

Bronze (146 Occurrences)

Earth (10501 Occurrences)

Border (233 Occurrences)

Beard (23 Occurrences)

Ring (33 Occurrences)

Undersetters (2 Occurrences)

Object (76 Occurrences)

Overlaid (50 Occurrences)

Ledge (7 Occurrences)

Lace (7 Occurrences)

Legs (50 Occurrences)

Lowered (14 Occurrences)

Gleanings (8 Occurrences)

Gleaning (10 Occurrences)

Gog (12 Occurrences)

Withal (38 Occurrences)

Wholly (67 Occurrences)

Inclosed (12 Occurrences)

Fitted (13 Occurrences)

Fringes (4 Occurrences)

Four (3139 Occurrences)

Ropes (32 Occurrences)

Rear (46 Occurrences)

Enclosed (16 Occurrences)

Enormous (5 Occurrences)

Earing (2 Occurrences)

Descending (23 Occurrences)

Mar (7 Occurrences)

Mutilate (3 Occurrences)

Polled (3 Occurrences)

Boards (50 Occurrences)

Breastplate (45 Occurrences)

Container (6 Occurrences)

Coupled (9 Occurrences)

Attach (12 Occurrences)

Staffs (47 Occurrences)

Shoulder-pieces (9 Occurrences)

Sail (32 Occurrences)

Sheet (9 Occurrences)

Seemed (89 Occurrences)

Horn (108 Occurrences)

Beneath (73 Occurrences)

Reap (35 Occurrences)

Winds (35 Occurrences)

Shoulders (38 Occurrences)

Utmost (21 Occurrences)

Distant (56 Occurrences)

Brass (168 Occurrences)

Bottom (33 Occurrences)

Praying (71 Occurrences)

Vessel (118 Occurrences)

Sides (170 Occurrences)

Brazen (42 Occurrences)

Staves (50 Occurrences)

Entire (119 Occurrences)

Hinder (47 Occurrences)

Double (49 Occurrences)

Piece (93 Occurrences)

Horns (104 Occurrences)

Cornerstone (13 Occurrences)

Single (65 Occurrences)

Sky (278 Occurrences)

Gather (251 Occurrences)

Assemble (77 Occurrences)

Agriculture

Outer (98 Occurrences)

Large (235 Occurrences)

Itself (203 Occurrences)

Altar (343 Occurrences)

Settle (63 Occurrences)

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