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Micah 1:6, to uncover, or lay bare.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To uncover.

2. (v. t.) To disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show (what has been secret, unseen, or unknown).

3. (v. t.) To obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already, but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect.

4. (v. t.) To manifest without design; to show.

5. (v. t.) To explore; to examine.

6. (v. i.) To discover or show one's self.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

dis-kuv'-er: In modern usage the word "discover" signifies "to get first sight or knowledge of," "to ascertain," or "to explore." Such usage appears in 1 Samuel 22:6 of the discovery of David's hiding-place, where the Hebrew uses yadha`. In the King James Version the word "discover" often occurs in a sense now archaic or even obsolete. (Note in the cases cited below the Hebrew word is galah, except Jeremiah 13:26 (chashaph, "to make bare") and Habakkuk 3:13 (`arar, "to make naked").)

(1) "To exhibit," "uncover" (or "betray"), in which examples the English Revised Version also reads with the King James Version "discover"; the American Standard Revised Version "uncover" (Exodus 20:26 Job 12:22 Isaiah 57:8 ("discovered thyself" the King James Version and the English Revised Version); Jeremiah 13:26 Lamentations 2:14 Hosea 7:1 Nahum 3:5).

(2) "To cause to be no longer a covering," "to lay bare" (2 Samuel 22:16 the King James Version).

(3) "To bring to light," "disclose" (1 Samuel 14:8, 11 (the English Revised Version with the King James Version "discover")).

(4) "To unmask" or "reveal oneself" (Proverbs 18:2 the King James Version).

(5) "To take away the covering of" (Isaiah 22:8 the King James Version).

(6) "To lay bare" (Habakkuk 3:13). In Psalm 29:9, the King James Version reads: "The voice of the Lord. discovereth the forests," where the Revised Version (British and American) reads, "strippeth the forests bare," i.e. "strippeth the forests of their leaves" (Perowne, The Psalms, I, 248); "strippeth bare the forests" (Briggs, Psalms, I, 251, 253).

In the New Testament (the King James Version), the word "discover" occurs as a translation of the Greek anaphanantes in Acts 21:3, and for katenooun in Acts 27:39, where the Revised Version (British and American) reads in the first instance "had come in sight of," and in the latter case "perceived."

W. N. Stearns

398. anaphaino -- to bring to light, make to appear
... appear, discover. From ana and phaino; to show, ie (reflexively) appear, or (passively)
to have pointed out -- (should) appear, discover. see GREEK ana. ...
// - 6k

2657. katanoeo -- to take note of, perceive
... behold, consider, discover, perceive. From kata and noieo; to observe fully -- behold,
consider, discover, perceive. see GREEK kata. see GREEK noieo. ...
// - 8k

419. anexeraunetos -- unsearchable
... term, 1830 , "search out ") -- properly, impossible to fully investigate, no matter
how great the effort (inquiry); (); impossible to discover; , going beyond ...
// - 7k

5584. pselaphao -- to feel or grope about
... I feel after, grope for. 5584 -- properly, touch , "feel after" to discover
(personally investigate). [5584 () comes from a root ...
// - 7k

1936. epithesis -- a laying on, an assault
... the principal means of "ordaining" someone to ministry, but should also be a regular
practice in the church when helping someone confirm (discover) God's will ...
// - 7k

1107. gnorizo -- to come to know, to make known
... Verb Transliteration: gnorizo Phonetic Spelling: (gno-rid'-zo) Short Definition:
I make known, declare, know Definition: I make known, declare, know, discover. ...
// - 7k

429. aneurisko -- to find out
... Speech: Verb Transliteration: aneurisko Phonetic Spelling: (an-yoo-ris'-ko) Short
Definition: I find by seeking out Definition: I find by seeking out, discover ...
// - 6k

2147. heurisko -- to find
... of Speech: Verb Transliteration: heurisko Phonetic Spelling: (hyoo-ris'-ko,) Short
Definition: I find Definition: I find, learn, discover, especially after ...
// - 10k

Strong's Hebrew
2834. chasaph -- to strip off, strip, make bare
... make bare, clean, discover, draw out, take, uncover. A primitive root;
to strip off, ie Generally to make naked (for exertion or ...
/hebrew/2834.htm - 6k

7912. shekach -- to find
... Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding to shakach Definition to find NASB Word Usage
discover (1), discovered (1), find (5), found (11). find. ...
/hebrew/7912.htm - 6k

6168. arah -- to be naked or bare
... leave destitute, discover, empty, make naked, pour out, rase, spread self,
uncover. A primitive root; to be (causatively, make) bare ...
/hebrew/6168.htm - 6k

3045. yada -- to know
... be aware, (un-)awares, can(-not), certainly, comprehend, consider, X could they,
cunning, declare, be diligent, (can, cause to) discern, discover, endued with ...
/hebrew/3045.htm - 8k

1540. galah -- to uncover, remove
... stripped); figuratively, to reveal -- + advertise, appear, bewray, bring, (carry,
lead, go) captive (into captivity), depart, disclose, discover, exile, be gone ...
/hebrew/1540.htm - 7k

4672. matsa -- to attain to, find
... Usage actually found (1), afford* (1), befall (1), befallen (2), befell (1), came
(2), caught (5), come (6), comes (1), delivered (2), discover (8), discovered ...
/hebrew/4672.htm - 6k


Yet one Cannot Discover by any Rational Process of Reasoning...
... Book I. 16 Yet one cannot discover by any rational process of reasoning?
Yet one cannot discover by any rational process of reasoning ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/16 yet one cannot discover.htm

How to Discover what is the Will of God.
SOULS. SECTION III."How to Discover what is the Will of God. ...
/.../abandonment to divine providence/section iii how to discover what.htm

Means to Discover when we Change in the Matter of this Holy Love.
stay a little, and you will discover whether it be God indeed whom he loves. ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter x means to discover.htm

Celsus, in Adopting the Character of a Jew, could not Discover any ...
... Chapter LXXVI. Celsus, in adopting the character of a Jew, could not discover
any objections to be? Celsus, in adopting the character ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter lxxvi celsus in adopting.htm

Moses, Allowing Divorce, and Christ Prohibiting It, Explained John ...
... and Herod. Marcion's Attempt to Discover an Antithesis in the Parable of the
Rich Man and the Poor Man in Hades Confuted. The Creator's ...
/.../the five books against marcion/chapter xxxiv moses allowing divorce and.htm

That it is not Easy to Discover the Trinity that is God from the ...
... Book XV. Chapter 7."That It is Not Easy to Discover the Trinity that is
God from the Trinities We Have Spoken of. 11. But these ...
/.../augustine/on the holy trinity/chapter 7 that it is not.htm

The Answer Telling How a Solitary Can Discover his Faults.
... The Conferences of John Cassian. Chapter XII. The answer telling how a
solitary can discover his faults. John: To those who are ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter xii the answer telling.htm

Faith is the Basis of Human Life; Man Cannot Discover that Truth ...
... Book VI. Chapter V."Faith is the Basis of Human Life; Man Cannot Discover
that Truth Which Holy Scripture Has Disclosed. 7. From ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/chapter v faith is the basis.htm

But Unbelievers Cry, "How Can the Flesh, which Has Been Putrified ...
... you refuse to admit the fact when you see mortal ingenuity search for veins of metal
deeply buried in the ground, and the experienced eye discover gold where ...
/.../42 but unbelievers cry how.htm

Again in John v. 2, Etc. , on the Five Porches, Where Lay a Great ...
... But because the Law was not given to heal the infirm, but to discover and to manifest
them; for so saith the Apostle, "For if there had been a law given which ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lxxv again in john.htm

Discover (28 Occurrences)
... to show. 5. (vt) To explore; to examine. 6. (vi) To discover or show one's
self. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DISCOVER. dis-kuv ...
/d/discover.htm - 17k

Find (1784 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover
by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel. ...
/f/find.htm - 8k

Descry (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (vt) To recognize; to discern; to discover; to spy out or discover by the
eye; to espy. 2. (vt) To discover; to disclose; to reveal. ...
/d/descry.htm - 7k

Spy (27 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To gain sight of; to discover at a distance, or in a state of concealment;
to espy; to see. 2. (vt) To discover by close search or examination. ...
/s/spy.htm - 16k

Discovered (46 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Discover. Multi-Version Concordance
Discovered (46 Occurrences). Matthew 22:11 "Now the ...
/d/discovered.htm - 21k

Within (400 Occurrences)
... Romans 7:23 but I discover within me a different Law at war with the Law of my
understanding, and leading me captive to the Law which is everywhere at work in ...
/w/within.htm - 36k

Vigilant (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Attentive to discover and avoid danger, or
to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary. ...
/v/vigilant.htm - 7k

Key (8 Occurrences)
... Hence, that which serves to unlock, open, discover, or solve something unknown
or difficult; as, the key to a riddle; the key to a problem. ...
/k/key.htm - 14k

Noon-day (8 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 16:3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the
midst of the noon-day; hide the outcasts; discover not him that wandereth. ...
/n/noon-day.htm - 8k

Novice (1 Occurrence)
... He has not yet had time to discover his limitations, he is newly planted, he does
not fully understand his true position in the Christian community, he ...
/n/novice.htm - 8k

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Discover (28 Occurrences)

Luke 2:43
after staying the full number of days, when they started back home the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not discover this,

John 16:3
And they will do these things because they have failed to recognize the Father and to discover who I am.

Acts 25:25
I could not discover that he had done anything for which he deserved to die; but as he has himself appealed to the Emperor, I have decided to send him to Rome.

Romans 7:23
but I discover within me a different Law at war with the Law of my understanding, and leading me captive to the Law which is everywhere at work in my body--the Law of sin.

2 Corinthians 2:9
For in writing to you I have also this object in view--to discover by experience whether you are prepared to be obedient in every respect.

2 Corinthians 13:5
Test yourselves to discover whether you are true believers: put your own selves under examination. Or do you not know that Jesus Christ is within you, unless you are insincere?

2 Corinthians 13:6
and I hope that ye shall know that we -- we are not disapproved of;
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 22:30
A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

1 Samuel 14:8
Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass over unto these men, and we will discover ourselves unto them.

Ezra 4:15
that search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers: so you shall find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time; for which cause was this city laid waste.
(See NAS)

Job 11:7
Are you able to take God's measure, to make discovery of the limits of the Ruler of all?
(Root in BBE NAS)

Job 41:13
Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?

Psalms 44:21
won't God search this out? For he knows the secrets of the heart.

Proverbs 2:5
Then the fear of the Lord will be clear to you, and knowledge of God will be yours.
(See NAS)

Proverbs 18:2
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Proverbs 25:9
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

Ecclesiastes 7:14
In the day of wealth have joy, but in the day of evil take thought: God has put the one against the other, so that man may not be certain what will be after him.

Ecclesiastes 7:24
Far off is true existence, and very deep; who may have knowledge of it?

Ecclesiastes 7:27
Look! this I have seen, said the Preacher, taking one thing after another to get the true account,

Ecclesiastes 8:17
Then I saw all the work of God, and that man may not get knowledge of the work which is done under the sun; because, if a man gives hard work to the search he will not get knowledge, and even if the wise man seems to be coming to the end of his search, still he will be without knowledge.

Isaiah 3:17
Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.

Isaiah 16:3
Bring in counsel, execute justice; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of noonday; hide the outcasts, discover not the fugitive.

Jeremiah 13:26
Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, that thy shame may appear.

Lamentations 4:22
The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity: he will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will discover thy sins.

Ezekiel 16:37
Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.

Hosea 2:10
And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.

Micah 1:6
Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.

Nahum 3:5
Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.



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