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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.

2. (n.) To be in any state, or pass through any experience, good or bad; to be attended with any circumstances or train of events, fortunate or unfortunate; as, he fared well, or ill.

3. (n.) To be treated or entertained at table, or with bodily or social comforts; to live.

4. (n.) To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall see how it will fare with him.

5. (n.) To behave; to conduct one's self.

6. (n.) A journey; a passage.

7. (n.) The price of passage or going; the sum paid or due for conveying a person by land or water; as, the fare for crossing a river; the fare in a coach or by railway.

8. (v.) Ado; bustle; business.

9. (v.) Condition or state of things; fortune; hap; cheer.

10. (v.) Food; provisions for the table; entertainment; as, coarse fare; delicious fare.

11. (n.) The person or persons conveyed in a vehicle; as, a full fare of passengers.

12. (n.) The catch of fish on a fishing vessel.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

far: Occurs twice in the Old Testament as the translation of two Hebrew words, shalom, "peace," "prosperity," "completeness" (1 Samuel 17:18), found in the section on David's family history omitted by the Septuagint translators, and sakhar, "hire," "reward," Septuagint naulon, "passage-money," "fare" (Jonah 1:3). In Hebrew both words are substantives; in English the former is a verb meaning "to go," or "get on as to circumstances" (Century Dict.), the latter, a substantive meaning the price which Jonah paid for a sea-voyage to Tarshish.

In Apocrypha the English verb "fare" helps in the translation of three Greek words, kakoo, "fare evil" (the Revised Version (British and American) "fare ill"), Sirach 3:26; elattoo, "fare worse" (the Revised Version (British and American) "suffer loss"), 32:24; rhonnumi, "be strong," "prosper," in 2 pers. (singular) imperat. (err(h)oso) or plural (err(h)osthe) as a farewell salutation, or at the close of a letter, or to describe the welfare (usually physical or social) of a friend (2 Maccabees 9:20; 11:21, 28, etc.). Compare Acts 15:29; Acts 23:30 margin.

In the New Testament the English verb "fare," in addition to its occurrence in the word "farewell" (which see), occurs only once (Luke 16:19), where it is said that the rich man "fared sumptuously every day" (the Revised Version, margin "living in mirth and splendor every day").

The Greek is euphrainomai, "be merry," and occurs 14 times in the New Testament, 10 in a good sense (Luke 15:23, 14, 29, 32, all referring to the merry-making over the return of the lost son; Acts 2:26, translation of Hebrew samach, "be glad"; Romans 15:10, translation of Hebrew ranah, "to sing"; 2 Corinthians 2:2 Galatians 4:27, translation of Hebrew ranah, "to sing"; Revelation 12:12; Revelation 18:20); 4 in a bad, or less favorable, sense (Luke 12:19; Luke 16:19 Acts 7:41 Revelation 11:10). The Greek word is variously translated in the New Testament, "be merry," "make merry," "be glad," "rejoice," "make glad," and only once "fare" (Luke 16:19). In the last passage it means the general physical and material welfare of the rich man (so the Geneva (1560), the Bishops' and Rhemish Bibles, the Revised Version (British and American) (1881), and not simply partaking of rich food so Vulgate, Wyclif, Coverdale, Cranmer, Geneva (1557) and the King James Version). Luther translates Luke 16:19, "lebte alle Tage herrlich und in Freuden"; Weizsacker, "genoss sein Leben alle Tage in Glanze"; Ostervald, "se traitoit bien et magnifiquement"; Oltremare, "faisait brillante chere"; Segond, "menait joyeuse et brillante vie"; Weymouth, "enjoyed a splendid banquet every day," all of which virtually agree with the view taken by us as to meaning of "fare." The lampros, "sumptuously," shows that the rich man's manner of living was "brilliant," "magnificent." the Revised Version (British and American) has "fare" for "do" (Acts 15:36), "fared" for "did" (2 Samuel 11:7), "hath fared" for "was" (Genesis 30:29).

Charles B. Williams

4238. prasso -- to do, practice
... to do, practice. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: prasso Phonetic Spelling:
(pras'-so) Short Definition: I do, fare, require Definition: I do, perform ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4238.htm - 9k

4754. strateuo -- to make war, hence to serve as a soldier
... campaign; figuratively, to execute the apostolate (with its arduous duties and
functions), to contend with carnal inclinations -- soldier, (go to) war(-fare). ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4754.htm - 7k

2165. euphraino -- to cheer, make merry
... From eu and phren; to put (middle voice or passively, be) in a good frame of mind,
ie Rejoice -- fare, make glad, be (make) merry, rejoice. see GREEK eu. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2165.htm - 8k

4910. suneuocheomai -- to entertain together, pass. feast together
... From sun and a derivative of a presumed compound of eu and a derivative of echo
(meaning to be in good condition, ie (by implication) to fare well, or feast ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4910.htm - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
7939. sakar -- hire, wages
... Word Origin from sakar Definition hire, wages NASB Word Usage compensation (1),
fare (1), hire (1), reward (6), rewarded (1), service (1), wage (2), wages (15 ...
/hebrew/7939.htm - 6k

7965. shalom -- completeness, soundness, welfare, peace
... from shalam; safe, ie (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare,
ie Health, prosperity, peace -- X do, familiar, X fare, favour, + friend ...
/hebrew/7965.htm - 6k

2659. chapher -- to be abashed or ashamed
... chapher. 2660 . to be abashed or ashamed. Transliteration: chapher Phonetic Spelling:
(khaw-fare') Short Definition: humiliated. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/2659.htm - 6k

6635. tsaba -- army, war, warfare
... literally or figuratively (specifically, hardship, worship) -- appointed time, (+)
army, (+) battle, company, host, service, soldiers, waiting upon, war(-fare ...
/hebrew/6635.htm - 6k

5613. capher -- a secretary, scribe
... 5612, 5613. capher. 5613a . a secretary, scribe. Transliteration: capher
Phonetic Spelling: (saw-fare') Short Definition: scribe. scribe ...
/hebrew/5613.htm - 5k


Eighth Commandment
... A young man in our Bible Institute in Chicago got on the grip-car, and before the
conductor came around to take the fare, they reached the Institute and he ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/weighed and wanting/eighth commandment.htm

Visiting Relatives in the East
... My uncle's folks had spoken in a way that showed doubt as to whether I had money
enough to pay my car-fare, but I had told them that I was trusting the Lord ...
/.../cole/trials and triumphs of faith/chapter xviii visiting relatives in.htm

The Hardness of the Way.
... Why should the rich fare differently from other people in respect of the
world to come? They do not perceive that the law is they ...
//christianbookshelf.org/macdonald/unspoken sermons/the hardness of the way.htm

"Does this Railroad Lead to Heaven?"
... Soon the conductor came along collecting tickets and fare. Observing him she asked
him if she might lie there. ... "Who pays your fare?" he asked again. ...
/.../does this railroad lead to.htm

Creed of the Free Christian Church in Italy.
... Adamo, e per Adamo, ?? divenuta corrotta e peccatrice; e tutti in Adamo nasciamo
con l' inclinazione al mal fare, el' incapacit?� di fare il bene da Dio ...
/.../creed of the free christian.htm

Hymn after Meat
... Yet simple saints, content with frugal fare, More surely find the Spirit present
there, Who is our soul's true strength and heavenly food: Thy love for us a ...
/.../prudentius/the hymns of prudentius/iv hymn after meat.htm

The Next Morning Diamond was up Almost as Early as Before. ...
... But as he turned to go back, some idlers, not content with chaffing him,
showed a mind to the fare the young woman had given him. ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 26 the next morning.htm

"Give Ye them to Eat"
... It was humble fare that had been provided; the fishes and barley loaves were
the daily food of the fisher folk about the Sea of Galilee. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/white/the desire of ages/chapter 39 give ye them.htm

Acts ii. 37
... people." (v.47.) It seems to me that in mentioning "bread," he here signifies fasting
and hard life; for they "took their portion of food," not of dainty fare. ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily vii acts ii 37.htm

... the wicked live long, vii.15. The good fare as the bad ought to fare, and
the bad as the good, viii.14. Better be dead than live ...
/.../mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/ecclesiastes.htm

Fare (13 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall see how it
will fare with him. 5. (n.) To behave; to conduct one's self. ...
/f/fare.htm - 15k

Farewell (13 Occurrences)
... It is often separated by the pronoun; as, fare you well; and is sometimes used as
an expression of separation only; as, farewell the year; farewell, ye sweet ...
/f/farewell.htm - 11k

Speed (22 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) To go; to fare. 5. (n.) To experience in going; to have any condition, good
or ill; to fare. 6. (n.) To fare well; to have success; to prosper. ...
/s/speed.htm - 14k

Homely (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely
garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners. ...
/h/homely.htm - 7k

Offered (320 Occurrences)
... which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. (KJV BBE WBS
YLT). Acts 21:25 But concerning the Gentiles who believe ...
/o/offered.htm - 37k

Lewdness (68 Occurrences)
... lewdness: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye will do well. Fare ye well.
(WBS). Acts 18:14 And when Paul was now about to open ...
/l/lewdness.htm - 29k

Go (17871 Occurrences)
... 5. (vi) To proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move on or be carried
on; to have course; to come to an issue or result; to succeed; to turn out. ...
/g/go.htm - 19k

Wherein (208 Occurrences)
... some days Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us return now and visit the brethren in every
city wherein we proclaimed the word of the Lord, 'and see' how they fare. ...
/w/wherein.htm - 38k

Wages (52 Occurrences)
... earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes" (Haggai 1:6). (5) Sakhar means "payment
of contract," in the material way of salary, maintenance, fare, and so ...
/w/wages.htm - 28k

Far-distant (1 Occurrence)
Far-distant. Far-covering, Far-distant. Fare . Multi-Version Concordance ... (See
NAS). Far-covering, Far-distant. Fare . Reference Bible.
/f/far-distant.htm - 6k

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Fare (13 Occurrences)

Acts 15:29
that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality, from which if you keep yourselves, it will be well with you. Farewell."

Acts 15:36
And after some days Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us return now and visit the brethren in every city wherein we proclaimed the word of the Lord, 'and see' how they fare.

Genesis 18:25
That be far from Thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, that so the righteous should be as the wicked; that be far from Thee; shall not the judge of all the earth do justly?'
(See RSV)

Numbers 16:40
to be a memorial unto the children of Israel, to the end that no stranger, that is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to burn incense before Jehovah; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as Jehovah spake unto him by Moses.
(See JPS)

Ruth 3:16
When she came to her mother-in-law, she said, "How did it go, my daughter?" She told her all that the man had done to her.
(See RSV)

1 Samuel 17:18
And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

1 Kings 22:27
Say,'Thus says the king, "Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace."'"
(See RSV)

2 Kings 7:13
One of his servants answered, "Please let some take five of the horses that remain, which are left in the city. Behold, they are like all the multitude of Israel who are left in it. Behold, they are like all the multitude of Israel who are consumed. Let us send and see."
(See RSV)

2 Chronicles 18:26
and say, Thus says the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I return in peace.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 23:15
And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years it shall be unto Tyre as in the song of the harlot.
(See JPS)

Isaiah 55:2
Why do you give your money for what is not bread, and the fruit of your work for what will not give you pleasure? Give ear to me, so that your food may be good, and you may have the best in full measure.
(See NIV)

Jonah 1:3
But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid its fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh.

Haggai 2:16
Through all that time, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten. When one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty, there were only twenty.
(See RSV)



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