Figurative
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Representing by a figure, or by resemblance; typical; representative.

2. (a.) Used in a sense that is tropical, as a metaphor; not literal; -- applied to words and expressions.

3. (a.) Abounding in figures of speech; flowery; florid; as, a highly figurative description.

4. (a.) Relating to the representation of form or figure by drawing, carving, etc. See Figure, n., 2.

Greek
3942. paroimia -- a byword, a parable, an allegory
... paroimia Phonetic Spelling: (par-oy-mee'-ah) Short Definition: an allegory, proverb
Definition: a cryptic saying, an allegory; a proverb, figurative discourse. ...
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450. anistemi -- to raise up, to rise
... From ana and histemi; to stand up (literal or figurative, transitive or intransitive) --
arise, lift up, raise up (again), rise (again), stand up(-right). ...
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1911. epiballo -- to throw over, to throw oneself
... From epi and ballo; to throw upon (literal or figurative, transitive or reflexive;
usually with more or less force); specially (with heautou implied) to reflect ...
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5316. phaino -- to bring to light, to cause to appear
... Prolongation for the base of phos; to lighten (shine), ie Show (transitive or
intransitive, literal or figurative) -- appear, seem, be seen, shine, X think. ...
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575. apo -- from, away from
... A primary particle; "off," ie Away (from something near), in various senses (of
place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) -- (X here-)after, ago, at ...
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1096. ginomai -- to come into being, to happen, to become
... of a primary verb; to cause to be ("gen"-erate), ie (reflexively) to become (come
into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc ...
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1440. hebdomekonta -- seventy
... 1440 -- . 1440 ("70") is used in Scripture both with literal symbolic meaning.
[As the of and , 70 has with symbolic value (in a figurative context).]. ...
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1537. ek -- from, from out of
... A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds),
from, out (of place, time, or cause; literal or figurative; direct or remote ...
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837. auxano -- to make to grow, to grow
... A prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow ("wax"), ie Enlarge (literal or
figurative, active or passive) -- grow (up), (give the) increase. ...
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1401. doulos -- a slave
... From deo; a slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently,
therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency) -- bond(-man ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8668. teshuah -- deliverance, salvation
... Or tshuah {tesh-oo-aw'}; from shava' in the sense of yasha'; rescue (literal or
figurative, pers., national or spir.) -- deliverance, help, safety, salvation ...
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5590. saar -- to storm, rage
... A primitive root; to rush upon; by implication, to toss (transitive or intransitive,
literal or figurative) -- be (toss with) tempest(-uous), be sore, troubled ...
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6310. peh -- mouth
... From pa'ah; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative
(particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with ...
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7130. qereb -- inward part, midst
... From qarab; properly, the nearest part, ie The center, whether literal, figurative
or adverbial (especially with preposition) -- X among, X before, bowels, X ...
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4911. mashal -- to represent, be like
... Denominative from mashal; to liken, ie (transitively) to use figurative language
(an allegory, adage, song or the like); intransitively, to resemble -- be(-come ...
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6634. tseba -- to be inclined, desire, be pleased
... will, would. (Aramaic) corresponding to pithrown in the figurative sense of summoning
one's wishes; to please -- will, would. see HEBREW pithrown. 6633, 6634 ...
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2492. chalam -- to be healthy or strong
... A primitive root; properly, to bind firmly, ie (by implication) to be (causatively
to make) plump; also (through the figurative sense of dumbness) to dream ...
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8252. shaqat -- to be quiet or undisturbed
... A primitive root; to repose (usually figurative) -- appease, idleness, (at, be at,
be in, give) quiet(-ness), (be at, be in, give, have, take) rest, settle, be ...
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5307. naphal -- to fall, lie
... A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or
causative, literal or figurative) -- be accepted, cast (down, self, (lots), out ...
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6965. qum -- to arise, stand up, stand
... A primitive root; to rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive
and causative) -- abide, accomplish, X be clearer, confirm, continue, decree ...
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Library

Whether the Ceremonial Precepts are Figurative?
... OF THE CEREMONIAL PRECEPTS IN THEMSELVES (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether the ceremonial
precepts are figurative? Objection 1: It would seem ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the ceremonial precepts are.htm

Whether the Judicial Precepts were Figurative?
... OF THE JUDICIAL PRECEPTS (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether the judicial precepts were
figurative? Objection 1: It would seem that the judicial ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the judicial precepts were 2.htm

A Figurative Description of the Procedure of Divine Love
... A Figurative Description of the Procedure of Divine Love. (In Bringing a Soul
to the Point of Self-renunciation and Absolute Acquiescence). ...
/.../a figurative description of the.htm

Figurative Interpretation of the Same.
... Book XII. 41. Figurative Interpretation of the Same. But since we have
not yet spent our energy in interpreting the things in the ...
/.../41 figurative interpretation of the.htm

In the Case of Figurative Signs, Again, if Ignorance of any of ...
... Book 2 Chapter 23. In the case of figurative signs, again, if ignorance
of any of them should� 23. In the case of figurative signs ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 23 in the case.htm

The Figurative Language of Scripture.
... CHAPTER XXXV. THE FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE OF SCRIPTURE. ... Figurative language, then, is
that in which one thing is said under the form or figure of another thing. ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxxv the figurative language.htm

The Leaven Figurative Like the Water Spoken of by Jesus to the ...
... Book XII. 8. The Leaven Figurative Like the Water Spoken of by Jesus to
the Woman of Samaria. But I wonder if the disciples thought ...
/.../origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/8 the leaven figurative like.htm

Figurative Style of Certain Messianic Prophecies in the Psalms ...
... Wherein Christ is shown to be the Son of God, Who created the world Chapter
XIV."Figurative Style of Certain Messianic Prophecies in the Psalms Military ...
/.../the five books against marcion/chapter xiv figurative style of certain.htm

Figurative Senses have their Foundation in Literal Fact Besides ...
... Chapter XX."Figurative Senses Have Their Foundation in Literal Fact Besides, the
Allegorical Style is by No Means the Only One Found in the Prophetic ...
/.../on the resurrection of the flesh/chapter xx figurative senses have their.htm

Ignorance of Things, Too, Renders Figurative Expressions Obscure.. ...
... Book 2 Chapter 24. Ignorance of things, too, renders figurative expressions
obscure� 24. Ignorance of things, too, renders figurative ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 24 ignorance of things.htm

Thesaurus
Figurative (20 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) Abounding in figures of speech; flowery; florid; as, a highly figurative
description. ... Multi-Version Concordance Figurative (20 Occurrences). ...
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Bosom (47 Occurrences)
... 11. (vt) To conceal; to hide from view; to embosom. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
ABRAHAM'S BOSOM. booz'-um (kolpos Abraam; kolpoi Abraam): Figurative. ...
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Corner-stone (10 Occurrences)
... or imposing buildings, to which importance has been attached in all ages and in
many nations, both on account of its actual service and its figurative meaning. ...
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Cornerstone (13 Occurrences)
... or imposing buildings, to which importance has been attached in all ages and in
many nations, both on account of its actual service and its figurative meaning. ...
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Bear (425 Occurrences)
... All the other references to bears are figurative; compare 2 Samuel 17:8 Proverbs
17:12; Proverbs 28:15 Isaiah 11:7; Isaiah 59:11 Lamentations 3:10 Daniel 7:5 ...
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Tears (58 Occurrences)
... his condition of distress metaphorically as feeding on the bread of tears and having
tears to drink (Psalm 80:5; Psalm 42:3). Tears in the figurative sense of ...
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Bound (175 Occurrences)
...Figurative: In a figurative sense, to bind heavy and burdensome (extra) so-called
religious duties on men (Matthew 23:4). This figurative use of the word in ...
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Bind (68 Occurrences)
...Figurative: In a figurative sense, to bind heavy and burdensome (extra) so-called
religious duties on men (Matthew 23:4). This figurative use of the word in ...
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Adorn (13 Occurrences)
... DRESS. Figurative: In Matthew 12:44 the King James Version the word is
translated "garnish" and is used in a figurative sense. It ...
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Generation (150 Occurrences)
... their generations, by their families" (Numbers 1:20); (d) figurative, of the origin
and early history of created things: "The generations of the heavens and of ...
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Concordance
Figurative (20 Occurrences)

Matthew 13:3
He then spoke many things to them in figurative language. "The sower goes out," He said, "to sow.
(WEY)

Matthew 13:10
(And His disciples came and asked Him, "Why do you speak to them in figurative language?"
(WEY)

Matthew 13:13
I speak to them in figurative language for this reason, that while looking they do not see, and while hearing they neither hear nor understand.
(WEY)

Matthew 13:34
All this Jesus spoke to the people in figurative language, and except in figurative language He spoke nothing to them,
(WEY)

Matthew 13:35
in fulfilment of the saying of the Prophet, "I will open my mouth in figurative language, I will utter things kept hidden since the creation of all things."
(WEY)

Matthew 15:15
"Explain to us this figurative language," said Peter.
(WEY)

Matthew 22:1
Again Jesus spoke to them in figurative language.
(WEY)

Mark 3:23
So He called them to Him, and using figurative language He appealed to them, saying, "How is it possible for Satan to expel Satan?
(WEY)

Mark 4:2
Then He proceeded to teach them many lessons in figurative language; and in His teaching He said,
(WEY)

Mark 4:10
When He was alone, the Twelve and the others who were about Him requested Him to explain His figurative language.
(WEY)

Mark 4:11
"To you," He replied, "has been entrusted the secret truth concerning the Kingdom of God; but to those others outside your number all this is spoken in figurative language;
(WEY)

Mark 4:34
But except in figurative language He spoke nothing to them; while to His own disciples He expounded everything, in private.
(WEY)

Mark 12:1
Then He began to speak to them in figurative language. "There was once a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, fenced it round, dug a pit for the wine-tank, and built a strong lodge. Then he let the place to vine-dressers and went abroad.
(WEY)

Luke 5:36
He also spoke in figurative language to them. "No one," He said, "tears a piece from a new garment to mend an old one. Otherwise he would not only spoil the new, but the patch from the new would not match the old.
(WEY)

Luke 6:39
He also spoke to them in figurative language. "Can a blind man lead a blind man?" He asked; "would not both fall into the ditch?
(WEY)

Luke 15:3
So in figurative language He asked them,
(WEY)

John 10:6
Jesus spoke to them in this figurative language, but they did not understand what He meant.
(WEY)

John 16:25
I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. But the time is coming when I will no more speak to you in figures of speech, but will tell you plainly about the Father.
(See NAS NIV)

1 Corinthians 10:11
All this kept happening to them with a figurative meaning; but it was put on record by way of admonition to us upon whom the ends of the Ages have come.
(WEY)

Hebrews 9:23
It was necessary then that the figurative representations of the things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with sacrifices better than these.
(DBY)

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