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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing enclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat or a fosse.

2. (n.) Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.

3. (v. t.) To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land.

4. (v. t.) To surround with a ditch.

5. (v. t.) To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side.

6. (v. i.) To dig a ditch or ditches.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

dich: The word is used indiscriminately in the King James Version to represent at least three different ideas: a conduit or trench (2 Kings 3:16); a reservoir or cistern; or simply a pit or hole in the ground. In the Revised Version (British and American) this distinction is observed more carefully. Compare Job 9:31 Psalm 7:15 ("pit"), and Isaiah 22:11 ("reservoir"), the former meaning a pit or any similar place of destruction or corruption; the latter a reservoir or cistern of water. The New Testament usage (Matthew 15:14 the King James Version) corresponds somewhat with the former. See also 2 Kings 3:16 ("trenches").

999. bothunos -- a pit
... a pit. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: bothunos Phonetic Spelling:
(both'-oo-nos) Short Definition: a pit, ditch Definition: a pit, ditch. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1356. geb -- a pit, trench, ditch
... 1355, 1356. geb. 1356a . a pit, trench, ditch. Transliteration: geb Phonetic
Spelling: (gabe) Short Definition: beam. beam, ditch, pit ...
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1356a. geb -- a pit, trench, ditch
... 1356, 1356a. geb. 1356b . a pit, trench, ditch. Transliteration: geb
Short Definition: cisterns. Word Origin from gub Definition ...
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7745. shuchah -- a pit
... Word Origin from shuach Definition a pit NASB Word Usage pit (4), pits (1). ditch,
pit. From shuwach; a chasm -- ditch, pit. see HEBREW shuwach. 7744, 7745. ...
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4724. miqvah -- reservoir
... ditch. Feminine of miqveh; a collection, ie (of water) a reservoir -- ditch. see
HEBREW miqveh. 4723b, 4724. miqvah. 4725 . Strong's Numbers.
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7845. shachath -- a pit
... corruption, destruction, ditch, grave, pit. From shuwach; a pit (especially as a
trap); figuratively, destruction -- corruption, destruction, ditch, grave, pit. ...
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Doubtful Fragments on the Pentateuch.
... And seizing the book of the law, he threw it into a deep ditch, and cast fire and
hot ashes upon it for seven days. ... And the ditch was filled to the very top. ...
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How Pompey when the Citizens of Jerusalem Shut their Gates against ...
... to the city, which was strong on every side, excepting the north, which was not
so well fortified, for there was a broad and deep ditch that encompassed the ...
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"Make this Valley Full of Ditches. " 2 Kings, iii. , 16
... be left to organizations. Let every Christian in London make a ditch to
bring the living water to his own home. We hope to hear ...
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The Fanatics who Judaize.
... blind. And thus the blind leadeth the blind into the ditch. ... marvellous. Then,
however, they blindly lead you with them into the ditch. ...
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Like Teacher, Like Scholar
... principle that the scholar cannot expect to be wiser than his master; that a blind
teacher will have blind pupils, and that they will both fall into the ditch. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/like teacher like scholar.htm

Concerning what is in Our Own Power, that Is, Concerning Free-Will ...
... originating in choice but bringing to pass something other than what is natural:
for example, if a man finds a treasure while digging a ditch [1876] : for the ...
/.../john/exposition of the orthodox faith/chapter xxv concerning what is in.htm

Persecuting the Methodists
... It is a large, round hill, encompassed with a broad ditch, which, it seems,
has been of a considerable depth. At the top of it is ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/persecuting the methodists.htm

A Remarkable Dream
... He then stripped her, carried her a little way, and threw her into a ditch. ...
He traced them to the ditch, whence the groans came. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/wesley/the journal of john wesley/a remarkable dream.htm

Litteus of Gemelli Said: "If the Blind Lead the Blind...
... Litteus [1881] of Gemelli [1882] said: "If the blind lead the blind, both shall
fall into the ditch.' [1883] Since, therefore, it is clear that heretics can ...
/.../chapter 46 90 litteus.htm

The New Heart
... You may picture to yourselves, if you like, a poor creature dying in a ditch.
I trust that such a thing never happens in this land ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the new heart.htm

Ditch (9 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as,
to ditch moist land. 4. (vt) To surround with a ditch. ...
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Trench (8 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To fortify by cutting a ditch, and raising a rampart or breastwork
with the earth thrown out of the ditch; to entrench. ...
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Reservoir (1 Occurrence)
... blessing"; (2) agham, "pool," "marsh," "reeds"; compare Arabic 'ajam, "thicket,"
"jungle"; (3) miqwah, "reservoir," the King James Version "ditch" (Isaiah 22:11 ...
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Leap (20 Occurrences)
... Also Fig. 5. (vt) To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch. ...
7. (vt) To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch. ...
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Fort (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) A strong or fortified place; usually, a small fortified
place, occupied only by troops, surrounded with a ditch, rampart, and ...
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... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A ditch; a channel for water made by digging. ... 6.
(vt) To drain by a dike or ditch. 7. (vi) To work as a ditcher; to dig. Int. ...
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Dig (24 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate;
as, to dig a ditch or a well. 4. (vt) To thrust; to poke. ...
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Lead (192 Occurrences)
... And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. (Root in KJV
WEY DBY WBS RSV NIV). ... shall they not both fall into the ditch? ...
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Kir (11 Occurrences)
... Thus the place whence the Syrians were brought (Amos 9:7) is not Kir, but "the deep"
or "the ditch" Septuagint ek bothrou, "pit"), probably a translation of ...
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Jezreel (37 Occurrences)
... Jezreel, Day of. The time predicted for the execution of vengeance for the deeds
of blood committed there (Hosea 1:5). Jezreel, Ditch of. (1 Kings 21:23; Comp. ...
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Ditch (9 Occurrences)

Matthew 12:11
And he said to them, 'What man shall be of you, who shall have one sheep, and if this may fall on the sabbaths into a ditch, will not lay hold on it and raise 'it'?

Matthew 15:14
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Luke 6:39
And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

Job 9:31
yet you will plunge me in the ditch. My own clothes shall abhor me.

Psalms 7:15
He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

Proverbs 22:14
The mouth of strange women is a deep ditch: he with whom Jehovah is displeased shall fall therein.

Proverbs 23:27
For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

Isaiah 22:11
Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.

Isaiah 30:14
And He hath broken it As the breaking of the potters' bottle, Beaten down -- He doth not spare, Nor is there found, in its beating down, A potsherd to take fire from the burning, And to draw out waters from a ditch.



Ditch: Figurative

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Envelop (1 Occurrence)

Diggeth (7 Occurrences)

Digging (8 Occurrences)

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Disuse (1 Occurrence)

Detest (15 Occurrences)

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Bethesda (1 Occurrence)

Bank (28 Occurrences)

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Sow (61 Occurrences)

Sap (6 Occurrences)

Sabbaths (53 Occurrences)

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Slime (6 Occurrences)

Strait (14 Occurrences)

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Lewd (37 Occurrences)

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Spake (704 Occurrences)

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