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Easton's Bible Dictionary
An enclosure for flocks to rest together (Isaiah 13:20). Sheep-folds are mentioned Numbers 32:16, 24, 36; 2 Samuel 7:8; Zephaniah 2:6; John 10:1, etc. It was prophesied of the cities of Ammon (Ezek. 25:5), Aroer (Isaiah 17:2), and Judaea, that they would be folds or couching-places for flocks. "Among the pots," of the Authorized Version (Psalm 68:13), is rightly in the Revised Version, "among the sheepfolds."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To lap or lay in plaits or folds; to lay one part over another part of; to double; as, to fold cloth; to fold a letter.

2. (v. t.) To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.

3. (v. t.) To enclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to enfold; to clasp; to embrace.

4. (v. t.) To cover or wrap up; to conceal.

5. (v. i.) To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.

6. (n.) A doubling, esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.

7. (v.) Times or repetitions; -- used with numerals, chiefly in composition, to denote multiplication or increase in a geometrical ratio, the doubling, tripling, etc., of anything; as, fourfold, four times, increased in a quadruple ratio, multiplied by four.

8. (v.) That which is folded together, or which enfolds or envelops; embrace.

9. (n.) An enclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.

10. (n.) A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.

11. (n.) A boundary; a limit.

12. (v. t.) To confine in a fold, as sheep.

13. (v. i.) To confine sheep in a fold.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FOLD; FOLDING

fold fold'-ing (verb; chabhaq, sabhakh; helisso):

The verb occurs only 3 times in the King James Version, and in each instance represents a different word; we have chabhaq "to clasp" (Ecclesiastes 4:5), "The fool foldeth his hands together" (compare Proverbs 6:10); cabhak, "to interweave" (Nahum 1:10, "folded together as thorns," the English Revised Version "like tangled thorns" the American Standard Revised Version "entangled like thorns"; see ENTANGLE); helisso "to roll or fold up" (Hebrews 1:12, quoted from Psalm 102:26 (Septuagint), the Revised Version (British and American) "As a mantle shalt thou roll them up"). Folding occurs as translation of galil, "turning" or "rolling" (1 Kings 6:34 bis, folding leaves of door).

See also HOUSE.

W. L. Walker

Greek
4428. ptusso -- to fold, ie roll up
... to fold, ie roll up. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ptusso Phonetic Spelling:
(ptoos'-so) Short Definition: I fold, roll up Definition: I fold, roll up ...
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1362. diplous -- twofold, double
... twofold, double. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: diplous Phonetic Spelling:
(dip-looce') Short Definition: double, two-fold Definition: double, two ...
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833. aule -- a courtyard, a court
... aule Phonetic Spelling: (ow-lay') Short Definition: court-yard, fore-court, palace,
house Definition: court-yard, fore-court, sheep-fold; but it may be ...
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1667. helisso -- to roll up, to coil
... up, to coil. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: helisso Phonetic Spelling:
(hel-is'-so) Short Definition: I roll, roll up Definition: I roll, roll up, fold ...
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4167. poimne -- a flock
... flock, fold. Contraction from poimaino; a flock (literally or figuratively) --
flock, fold. see GREEK poimaino. (poimne) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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5073. tetraplous -- fourfold
... fourfold. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: tetraplous Phonetic Spelling:
(tet-rap-lo'-os) Short Definition: four-fold Definition: four-fold, four ...
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4263. probaton -- a little sheep
... neuter of a presumed derivative of probaino; something that walks forward (a quadruped),
ie (specially), a sheep (literally or figuratively) -- sheep(-fold). ...
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1835. hexekonta -- sixty
... sixty, threescore. The tenth multiple of hex; sixty -- sixty(-fold), threescore.
see GREEK hex. (exekonta) -- 9 Occurrences. 1834, 1835. hexekonta. 1836 . ...
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2859. kolpos -- the bosom
... Definition: (a) sing. and plur: bosom; (sinus) the overhanging fold of the
garment used as a pocket, (b) a bay, gulf. 2859 -- properly ...
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1794. entulisso -- to wrap up
... Word Origin from en and tulisso (to twist) Definition to wrap up NASB Word
Usage rolled (1), wrapped (2). wrap together, fold up. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1223. botsrah -- an enclosure, a fold (for sheep)
... 1222, 1223. botsrah. 1224 . an enclosure, a fold (for sheep). Transliteration:
botsrah Phonetic Spelling: (bots-raw') Short Definition: fold. ...
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4356. miklaah -- an enclosure, fold
... 4355, 4356. miklaah or miklah. 4357 . an enclosure, fold. Transliteration:
miklaah or miklah Phonetic Spelling: (mik-law-aw') Short Definition: fold. ...
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1563. galam -- to wrap up, fold, fold together
... 1562, 1563. galam. 1564 . to wrap up, fold, fold together. Transliteration:
galam Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-lam') Short Definition: together. Word Origin a prim ...
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1699. dober -- a pasture
... 1698, 1699. dober. 1699a . a pasture. Transliteration: dober Phonetic
Spelling: (do'-ber) Short Definition: fold. fold, manner From ...
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7257. rabats -- stretch oneself out, lie down, lie stretched out
... crouch down, fall down, make a fold, lay, cause to, make to lie down, make
to rest, sit. A primitive root; to crouch (on all four ...
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2263. chabaq -- to clasp, embrace
... embrace, fold. A primitive root; to clasp (the hands or in embrace) -- embrace,
fold. 2262, 2263. chabaq. 2264 . Strong's Numbers.
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5116. naveh -- abode of shepherd or flocks, habitation
... Short Definition: comely. comely, dwelling place, fold, habitation, pleasant
place, sheepcote, stable, tarried Or (feminine) navah ...
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2264. chibbuq -- a clasping, folding (of the hands)
... fold. From chabaq; a clasping of the hands (in idleness) -- fold. see HEBREW
chabaq. 2263, 2264. chibbuq. 2265 . Strong's Numbers.
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5440. sabak -- to interweave
... root Definition to interweave NASB Word Usage tangled (1), wrap around (1). fold
together, wrap. A primitive root; to entwine -- fold together, wrap. ...
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6471. paam -- a beat, foot, anvil, occurrence
... oftentimes* (1), once (1), once more (3), once* (4), other times (5), ranks (2),
steps (3), stroke (1), this once (2), this time (4), thousand-fold* (1), time ...
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Library

The Four-Fold Gospel
The Four-Fold Gospel. <. The Four-Fold Gospel JW McGarvey. Table of
Contents. Title Page. Introduction. Preserving the Text. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/

The Shepherd and the Fold
... THE BOOK OF EXODUS THE SHEPHERD AND THE FOLD. '... Thou hast guided them in Thy
strength unto Thy holy habitation.' EXODUS XV.13. What a grand triumphal ode! ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the shepherd and the fold.htm

Seven-Fold Joy
... HYMNS SEVEN-FOLD JOY. "Seven times a day do I praise Thee because of Thy righteous
judgments.""Psalm 119:164. ... I bring unto Thy grace a seven-fold praise,. ...
/.../bevan/hymns of ter steegen and others second series/seven-fold joy.htm

Of a Three-Fold Coming of Our Lord in the Inward Man
... THE SECOND BOOK CHAPTER V. OF A THREE-FOLD COMING OF OUR LORD IN THE INWARD
MAN. Even though the eye be clear and the sight keen, if ...
/.../john/the adornment of the spritual marriage/chapter v of a three-fold.htm

Of a Three-Fold Unity which is in us by Nature
... THE SECOND BOOK CHAPTER II. OF A THREE-FOLD UNITY WHICH IS IN US BY NATURE.
Now mark this with diligence: a threefold unity is found ...
/.../john/the adornment of the spritual marriage/chapter ii of a three-fold.htm

The Five-Fold Division of the Bible.
... THE FIVE-FOLD DIVISION OF THE BIBLE. The whole Bible is divided into five
great divisions, each determined by its subject-matter. ...
/.../bullinger/commentary on revelation/the five-fold division of the.htm

One Fold and one Shepherd
... THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL ONE FOLD AND ONE SHEPHERD. 'Then came all the tribes
of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/one fold and one shepherd.htm

Of the Three-Fold Meaning of the Prophecies, which are to be ...
... Chapter 3."Of the Three-Fold Meaning of the Prophecies, Which are to Be Referred
Now to the Earthly, Now to the Heavenly Jerusalem, and Now Again to Both. ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 3 of the three-fold meaning.htm

The Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
... THE PROVERBS THE TWO-FOLD ASPECT OF THE DIVINE WORKING. 'The way of the
Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/the two-fold aspect of the.htm

Two-Fold Bearing of the Kingdom of God --An Inward, Spiritual ...
... GENERAL. Section 52. Two-fold bearing of the Kingdom of God"an inward,
spiritual Power, and a world-renewing Power. There are ...
/.../section 52 two-fold bearing of.htm

Thesaurus
Fold (23 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (vt) To lap or lay in plaits or folds; to lay one
part over another part of; to double; as, to fold cloth; to fold a letter. ...
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Seven-fold (6 Occurrences)
Seven-fold. Sevenfold, Seven-fold. Seven-headed . Multi-Version
Concordance Seven-fold (6 Occurrences). Genesis 4:15 ...
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Thirty-fold (3 Occurrences)
Thirty-fold. Thirtyfold, Thirty-fold. Thirty-four . Multi-Version
Concordance Thirty-fold (3 Occurrences). Matthew 13 ...
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Four-fold (2 Occurrences)
Four-fold. Fourfold, Four-fold. Fourfooted . Multi-Version Concordance
Four-fold (2 Occurrences). Luke 19:8 And Zaccheus ...
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Sixty-fold (1 Occurrence)
Sixty-fold. Sixtyfold, Sixty-fold. Sixty-four . Multi-Version
Concordance Sixty-fold (1 Occurrence). Matthew 13:8 But ...
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Sheep-fold (1 Occurrence)
Sheep-fold. Sheepfold, Sheep-fold. Sheepfolds . Easton's Bible Dictionary ... (See
also Matthew 26:31; Luke 2:8; 1 Corinthians 9:7.) (see FOLD.). ...
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Two-fold (1 Occurrence)
Two-fold. Twofold, Two-fold. Two-horned . Multi-Version Concordance
Two-fold (1 Occurrence). Matthew 23:15 Woe to you ...
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Three-fold (1 Occurrence)
Three-fold. Threefold, Three-fold. Three-pronged . Multi-Version
Concordance Three-fold (1 Occurrence). Ecclesiastes ...
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Thousand-fold (1 Occurrence)
Thousand-fold. Thousand, Thousand-fold. Thousands . Multi-Version
Concordance Thousand-fold (1 Occurrence). Deuteronomy ...
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Folding (14 Occurrences)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fold. 2. (n.) The act of making a fold or folds; also, a
fold; a doubling; a plication. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FOLD; FOLDING. ...
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Concordance
Fold (23 Occurrences)

Matthew 13:23
But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
(Root in KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Mark 4:20
And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
(Root in KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 8:8
And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
(Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

John 10:1
"Most certainly, I tell you, one who doesn't enter by the door into the sheep fold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

John 10:16
I have other sheep, which are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will hear my voice. They will become one flock with one shepherd.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ephesians 5:27
And might take it for himself, a church full of glory, not having one mark or fold or any such thing; but that it might be holy and complete.
(BBE)

Hebrews 1:12
And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
(KJV WBS)

Genesis 4:24
If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
(Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Exodus 26:9
Five of these curtains are to be joined together, and the other six are to be joined together, the sixth being folded over to make a hanging in front of the tent.
(Root in BBE NIV)

2 Kings 4:39
And one went out into the field to get green plants and saw a vine of the field, and pulling off the fruit of it till the fold of his robe was full, he came back and put the fruit, cut up small, into the pot of soup, having no idea what it was.
(BBE NIV)

Job 5:24
You shall know that your tent is in peace. You shall visit your fold, and shall miss nothing.
(WEB ASV DBY RSV)

Isaiah 13:20
It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
(KJV JPS DBY WBS)

Isaiah 65:10
Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down in, for my people who have sought me.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Jeremiah 23:3
I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and multiply.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Jeremiah 25:30
Therefore prophesy you against them all these words, and tell them, Yahweh will roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he will mightily roar against his fold; he will give a shout, as those who tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 43:12
And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captive: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace.
(See JPS)

Jeremiah 49:20
Therefore hear the counsel of Yahweh, that he has taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he has purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely they shall drag them away, even the little ones of the flock; surely he shall make their habitation desolate over them.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 50:6
My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray; they have turned them away on the mountains; they have gone from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 50:45
Therefore hear the counsel of Yahweh, that he has taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely they shall drag them away, even the little ones of the flock; surely he shall make their habitation desolate over them.
(See RSV)

Ezekiel 25:5
I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the children of Ammon a resting place for flocks: and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
(See RSV)

Ezekiel 34:14
I will feed them with good pasture; and on the mountains of the height of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie down in a good fold; and on fat pasture shall they feed on the mountains of Israel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

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:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Haggai 2:12
'If someone carries holy meat in the fold of his garment, and with his fold touches bread, stew, wine, oil, or any food, will it become holy?'" The priests answered, "No."
(WEB BBE NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Fold

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Thirty-fold (3 Occurrences)

Four-fold (2 Occurrences)

Sixty-fold (1 Occurrence)

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Two-fold (1 Occurrence)

Three-fold (1 Occurrence)

Thousand-fold (1 Occurrence)

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Double (49 Occurrences)

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Bosom (47 Occurrences)

Sheepcote (2 Occurrences)

Stew (7 Occurrences)

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Carries (27 Occurrences)

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Number (2370 Occurrences)

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Sevenfold (10 Occurrences)

Seed (337 Occurrences)

Touches (55 Occurrences)

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Yield (78 Occurrences)

Habitation (90 Occurrences)

Grapes (74 Occurrences)

Yields (21 Occurrences)

Vesture (10 Occurrences)

Zaccheus (4 Occurrences)

Napkin (3 Occurrences)

Nymphas (1 Occurrence)

Unfold (1 Occurrence)

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Inclose (1 Occurrence)

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Foreskin (12 Occurrences)

Fourfooted (3 Occurrences)

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Three-pronged (2 Occurrences)

Twofold (4 Occurrences)

Threefold (2 Occurrences)

Thirtyfold (3 Occurrences)

Thirty-four (2 Occurrences)

Two-horned (1 Occurrence)

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Receiveth (48 Occurrences)

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Reverse (12 Occurrences)

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