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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To grow luxuriantly; to increase and enlarge, as a healthy growing plant; a thrive.

2. (v. i.) To be prosperous; to increase in wealth, honor, comfort, happiness, or whatever is desirable; to thrive; to be prominent and influential; specifically, of authors, painters, etc., to be in a state of activity or production.

3. (v. i.) To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions; to be flowery.

4. (v. i.) To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament, parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion.

5. (v. i.) To make ornamental strokes with the pen; to write graceful, decorative figures.

6. (v. i.) To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by way of ornament or prelude.

7. (v. i.) To boast; to vaunt; to brag.

8. (v. t.) To adorn with flowers or beautiful figures, either natural or artificial; to ornament with anything showy; to embellish.

9. (v. t.) To embellish with the flowers of diction; to adorn with rhetorical figures; to grace with ostentatious eloquence; to set off with a parade of words.

10. (v. t.) To move in bold or irregular figures; to swing about in circles or vibrations by way of show or triumph; to brandish.

11. (v. t.) To develop; to make thrive; to expand.

12. (n.) A flourishing condition; prosperity; vigor.

13. (n.) Decoration; ornament; beauty.

14. (n.) Something made or performed in a fanciful, wanton, or vaunting manner, by way of ostentation, to excite admiration, etc.; ostentatious embellishment; ambitious copiousness or amplification; parade of words and figures; show; as, a flourish of rhetoric or of wit.

15. (n.) A fanciful stroke of the pen or graver; a merely decorative figure.

16. (n.) A fantastic or decorative musical passage; a strain of triumph or bravado, not forming part of a regular musical composition; a cal; a fanfare.

17. (n.) The waving of a weapon or other thing; a brandishing; as, the flourish of a sword.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

flur'-ish (parach, tsuts; anathallo):

The translation of parach, "to break forth" (Psalm 72:7; Psalm 92:12, 13 Proverbs 14:11 Isaiah 66:14 Songs 6:11; Songs 7:12; the Revised Version (British and American) "budded"); of tsuts "to bloom" (Psalm 72:16, 90:6; Psalm 92:7; Psalm 103:15; 132:18); ra`anan, "green," "fresh," is translated "flourishing" in Psalm 92:14, the Revised Version (British and American) "green," and ra`anan, Aramaic in Daniel 4:4; nubh, "to sprout" (Zechariah 9:17, the King James Version "cheerful").

In an interesting passage (Ecclesiastes 12:5 the King James Version), the Hiphil future of na'ats, meaning properly "to pierce or strike," hence, to slight or reject, is translated "flourish"; it is said of the old man "The almond tree shall flourish," the Revised Version (British and American) "blossom" (so Ewald, Delitzsch, etc.); na'ats has nowhere else this meaning; it is frequently rendered "contemn;" "despise," etc. Other renderings are, "shall cause loathing" (Gesenius, Knobel, etc.), "shall be despised," i.e. the hoary head; "The almond tree shall shake off its flowers," the silvery hairs falling like the fading white flowers of the almond tree; by others it is taken to indicate "sleeplessness," the name of the almond tree (shaqedh) meaning the watcher or early riser (compare Jeremiah 1:11, "a rod of an almond-tree," literally, "a wakeful (or early) tree"), the almond being the first of the trees to wake from the sleep of winter.


"Flourish" appears once only in the New Testament, in the King James Version, as translation of anathallo, "to put forth anew," or "to make put forth anew" (Philippians 4:10): "Your care for me hath flourished again," the Revised Version (British and American) "Ye have revived your thought for me."

W. L. Walker

330. anathallo -- to revive
... to revive. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anathallo Phonetic Spelling:
(an-ath-al'-lo) Short Definition: I thrive or flourish again Definition: I thrive ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6524. parach -- to bud, sprout, shoot
... abroad, abundantly, blossom, break forth out, bud, flourish, make fly,
grow, A primitive root; to break forth as a bud, ie Bloom ...
/hebrew/6524.htm - 5k

5107. nub -- to bear fruit
... 5106, 5107. nub. 5108 . to bear fruit. Transliteration: nub Phonetic Spelling:
(noob) Short Definition: flourish. Word Origin a prim. ...
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6692. tsuwts -- to blossom, shine, sparkle
... tsuwts. 6692a . to blossom, shine, sparkle. Transliteration: tsuwts Phonetic Spelling:
(tsoots) Short Definition: bloom. bloom, blossom, flourish, show self ...
/hebrew/6692.htm - 5k

5006. naats -- to spurn, treat with contempt
... 3), spurned (8), spurns (1). abhor, give occasion to blaspheme, contemn,
despise, flourish, great, provoke. A primitive root; to ...
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6524a. parach -- to bud, sprout, shoot
... 6524, 6524a. parach. 6524b . to bud, sprout, shoot. Transliteration:
parach Short Definition: flourish. Word Origin a prim. root ...
/hebrew/6524a.htm - 5k

6692a. tsuts -- to blossom, shine, sparkle
... root Definition to blossom, shine, sparkle NASB Word Usage blossom (1), budded
(1), flourish (1), flourished (1), flourishes (2), produced blossoms (1), shine ...
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Let us Get up Early to the vineyards; Let us See if the vine ...
... Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, if the flowers
bring forth fruit, and the pomegranate has blossomed; there will I give ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/12 let us get up.htm

... SERMON XVIII. IMPROVEMENT. PSALM xcii.12. "The righteous shall flourish like
the palm-tree: he shall grow like the cedar in Lebanon. ...
/.../kingsley/twenty-five village sermons/sermon xviii improvement.htm

But that You May not Suppose this to be a Novel Doctrine Peculiar ...
... But if its root have waxed old in the earth, and the stock thereof be dead in the
dust, yet through the scent of water it will flourish again, and put forth ...
/.../44 but that you may.htm

February 11 Evening
... I the Lord have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried
up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish. ...
/.../anonymous/daily light on the daily path/february 11 evening.htm

Psalm LIV.
... 3. These men sometimes are observed of the weak sons of light, and their feet totter,
when they have seen evil men in felicity to flourish, and they say to ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm liv.htm

The General Service to one Martyr.
... undying theology. The Versicle : The righteous shall flourish like the
palm tree; he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Raised ...
/.../anonymous/the general menaion/chapter xiv the general service.htm

Psalm XCII.
... works: Thy thoughts are made very deep" (ver.5). Verily, my brethren, there is no
sea so deep as these thoughts of God, who maketh the wicked flourish, and the ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xcii.htm

The Disciple, -- Sometimes this Question is Asked, "Since God is ...
... destructive. The sun by its light and heat makes all vegetable things to
live and flourish, and also causes them to wither and die. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/singh/at the masters feet/section i the disciple 3.htm

The Relation of Home to the Church.
... Like the church, it rises superior to all the fluctuations of civil society, and
will live and flourish in all its tender charities, in all its sweet enjoyments ...
/.../philips/the christian home/chapter iv the relation of.htm

The General Service to one Hieromartyr
... worthy of bliss. The Versicle: The righteous shall flourish like the
palm-tree; he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Bound with ...
/.../anonymous/the general menaion/chapter xvi the general service.htm

Flourish (26 Occurrences)
... to excite admiration, etc.; ostentatious embellishment; ambitious copiousness or
amplification; parade of words and figures; show; as, a flourish of rhetoric ...
/f/flourish.htm - 18k

Flourished (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Flourish. Multi-Version Concordance
Flourished (8 Occurrences). Philippians 4:10 But I rejoiced ...
/f/flourished.htm - 9k

Thrive (11 Occurrences)
... 3. (vi) To increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, as a
plant; to flourish; as, young cattle thrive in rich pastures; trees thrive in a ...
/t/thrive.htm - 10k

Brandish (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (v.) To move or wave, as a weapon; as to brandish a shotgun; to shake or flourish.
2. (n.) To play with; to flourish; as, to brandish syllogisms. ...
/b/brandish.htm - 8k

Blossom (23 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) To put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to flower. 5. (n.)
To flourish and prosper. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BLOOM; BLOSSOM. ...
/b/blossom.htm - 14k

Sycomore (3 Occurrences)
... It is a tree which cannot flourish in the cooler mountain heights; it cannot
stand frost (Psalm 78:47). It was one of the distinguishing ...
/s/sycomore.htm - 10k

Garden (68 Occurrences)
... there is no rain during 4 or 5 months, at least, of the year, the gardens are often
the only spots where trees and other vegetation can flourish, and here the ...
/g/garden.htm - 38k

Tree (245 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 6:29, 32, 35; 1 Kings 7:36 2 Chronicles 3:5). It is a symbol of beauty
(Songs 7:7) and of the righteous man: "The righteous shall flourish like the palm ...
/t/tree.htm - 75k

Crop (33 Occurrences)
... the vineyard. (See RSV NIV). Job 14:9 From the fragrance of water it doth
flourish, And hath made a crop as a plant. (YLT). Job 18 ...
/c/crop.htm - 17k

Abound (36 Occurrences)
... (See NAS RSV NIV). Psalms 72:7 In his days, the righteous shall flourish, and
abundance of peace, until the moon is no more. (See RSV NIV). ...
/a/abound.htm - 19k

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Flourish (26 Occurrences)

Genesis 26:22
He left that place, and dug another well. They didn't argue over that one. He called it Rehoboth. He said, "For now Yahweh has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."
(See NIV)

Numbers 17:5
And it hath come to pass, the man's rod on whom I fix doth flourish, and I have caused to cease from off me the murmurings of the sons of Israel, which they are murmuring against you.'

Job 8:11
"Can the papyrus grow up without mire? Can the rushes grow without water?
(See RSV)

Job 14:9
From the fragrance of water it doth flourish, And hath made a crop as a plant.

Job 15:32
It shall be accomplished before his time. His branch shall not be green.
(See NIV)

Psalms 44:2
You drove out the nations with your hand, but you planted them. You afflicted the peoples, but you spread them abroad.
(See NIV)

Psalms 72:7
In his days, the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.

Psalms 72:16
There shall be abundance of grain throughout the land. Its fruit sways like Lebanon. Let it flourish, thriving like the grass of the field.

Psalms 92:7
though the wicked spring up as the grass, and all the evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.

Psalms 92:12
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Psalms 92:13
They are planted in Yahweh's house. They will flourish in our God's courts.

Psalms 132:18
His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

Proverbs 11:28
He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.

Proverbs 14:11
The house of the wicked will be overthrown, but the tent of the upright will flourish.

Ecclesiastes 12:5
Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:

Song of Songs 7:12
Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.

Isaiah 17:11
In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.

Isaiah 35:1
They joy from the wilderness and dry place, And rejoice doth the desert, and flourish as the rose,

Isaiah 35:2
Flourishing it doth flourish, and rejoice, Yea, 'with' joy and singing, The honour of Lebanon hath been given to it, The beauty of Carmel and Sharon, They -- they see the honour of Jehovah, The majesty of our God.
(Root in YLT)

Isaiah 55:10
For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and does not go back again, but gives water to the earth, and makes it fertile, giving seed to the planter, and bread for food;
(See NIV)

Isaiah 66:14
You will see it, and your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like the tender grass: and the hand of Yahweh shall be known toward his servants; and he will have indignation against his enemies.

Ezekiel 17:24
All the trees of the field shall know that I, Yahweh, have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish; I, Yahweh, have spoken and have done it.

Hosea 13:15
Though he is fruitful among his brothers, an east wind will come, the breath of Yahweh coming up from the wilderness; and his spring will become dry, and his fountain will be dried up. He will plunder the storehouse of treasure.

Hosea 14:7
Return do the dwellers under his shadow, They revive 'as' corn, and flourish as a vine, His memorial 'is' as wine of Lebanon.

Habakkuk 3:17
For though the fig tree doesn't flourish, nor fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive fails, the fields yield no food; the flocks are cut off from the fold, and there is no herd in the stalls:

Zechariah 9:17
For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! Grain will make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins.



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