Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. t.) To stuff; to lard; to farce.
2. (n.) A waterfall; a cascade.
3. (n.) Strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or energy; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; especially, power to persuade, or convince, or impose obligation; pertinence; validity; special signification; as, the force of an appeal, an argument, a contract, or a term.
4. (n.) Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.
5. (n.) Strength or power for war; hence, a body of land or naval combatants, with their appurtenances, ready for action; -- an armament; troops; warlike array; -- often in the plural; hence, a body of men prepared for action in other ways; as, the laboring force of a plantation.
6. (n.) Strength or power exercised without law, or contrary to law, upon persons or things; violence.
7. (n.) Validity; efficacy.
8. (n.) Any action between two bodies which changes, or tends to change, their relative condition as to rest or motion; or, more generally, which changes, or tends to change, any physical relation between them, whether mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, magnetic, or of any other kind; as, the force of gravity; cohesive force; centrifugal force.
9. (n.) To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means; to coerce; as, masters force slaves to labor.
10. (n.) To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind.
11. (n.) To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence to one's will; especially, to ravish; to violate; to commit rape upon.
12. (n.) To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress.
13. (n.) To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main strength or violence; -- with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into, through, out, etc.
14. (n.) To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.
15. (n.) To exert to the utmost; to urge; hence, to strain; to urge to excessive, unnatural, or untimely action; to produce by unnatural effort; as, to force a consent or metaphor; to force a laugh; to force fruits.
16. (n.) To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none.
17. (n.) To provide with forces; to reinforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.
18. (n.) To allow the force of; to value; to care for.
19. (v. i.) To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor.
20. (v. i.) To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to hesitate; hence, to force of, to make much account of; to regard.
Greek970. bia -- strength, force
... strength, force. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: bia Phonetic Spelling:
(bee'-ah) Short Definition: force, violence Definition: force, violence ...
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971. biazo -- to force
3849. parabiazomai -- to force against (nature)
4007a. per -- indeed (adds force to the preceding word)
4007. per -- indeed (adds force to the preceding word)
726. harpazo -- to seize, catch up, snatch away
2479. ischus -- strength, might
3791. ochleo -- to disturb, trouble
315. anagkazo -- to necessitate, compel
2480. ischuo -- to be strong, have power
Strong's Hebrew2394. chozqah -- strength, force, violence
... 2393, 2394. chozqah. 2395 . strength, force, violence. Transliteration: chozqah
Phonetic Spelling: (khoz-kaw') Short Definition: force. Word Origin fem. ...
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153. edra -- a force
3981. maamats -- power, strength, force
2393. chezqah -- strength, force
3966. meod -- muchness, force, abundance
1369. geburah -- strength, might
3581. koach -- a small reptile (of unknown species)
1497. gazal -- to tear away, seize, rob
662. aphaq -- to hold, be strong
3533. kabash -- to subdue, bring into bondage
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ThesaurusForce (250 Occurrences)
... or producing an effect; especially, power to persuade, or convince, or impose
obligation; pertinence; validity; special signification; as, the force of an ...
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Bible ConcordanceForce (250 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:39 But I say to you, Do not make use of force against an evil man; but to him who gives you a blow on the right side of your face let the left be turned.
Matthew 6:19 Make no store of wealth for yourselves on earth, where it may be turned to dust by worms and weather, and where thieves may come in by force and take it away.
Matthew 11:12 From the days of John the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
Matthew 11:13 For all the prophets and the law were in force till John.
Matthew 14:2 and said to his servants, This is John the baptist: he is risen from the dead, and because of this these works of power display their force in him.
Mark 3:21 Hearing of this, His relatives came to seize Him by force, for they said, "He is out of his mind."
Luke 3:14 And men of the army put questions to him, saying, And what have we to do? And he said to them, Do no violent acts to any man, and do not take anything without right, and let your payment be enough for you.
Luke 6:49 But he who gives hearing, without doing, is like a man building a house on the earth without a base for it; and when the force of the river came against it, straight away it came down; and the destruction of that house was great.
Luke 13:24 "Strain every nerve to force your way in through the narrow gate," He answered; "for multitudes, I tell you, will endeavour to find a way in and will not succeed.
Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were till John: but then came the preaching of the kingdom of God, and everyone makes his way into it by force.
Luke 22:44 And being in great trouble of soul, the force of his prayer became stronger, and great drops, like blood, came from him, falling to the earth.
John 6:15 Jesus therefore, perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him king, withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
Acts 4:33 while the Apostles with great force of conviction delivered their testimony as to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus; and great grace was upon them all.
Acts 5:26 then the magistrate having gone away with officers, brought them without violence, for they were fearing the people, lest they should be stoned;
Acts 17:6 And when they were not able to get them, they took Jason and some of the brothers by force before the rulers of the town, crying, These men, who have made trouble all over the world have now come here;
Acts 18:28 For he with great force convinced the Jews publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.
Acts 19:29 And the town was full of noise and trouble, and they all came running into the theatre, having taken by force Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia who were journeying in company with Paul.
Acts 21:35 And when he came on to the steps, he was lifted up by the armed men, because of the force of the people;
Acts 23:10 When a great argument arose, the commanding officer, fearing that Paul would be torn in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force from among them, and bring him into the barracks.
Acts 24:7 but Lysias, the chiliarch, coming up, took him away with great force out of our hands,
Acts 26:11 And I gave them punishment frequently, in all the Synagogues, forcing them to say things against God; and burning with passion against them, I went after them even into far-away towns.
Acts 27:14 But after a little time, a very violent wind, named Euraquilo, came down from it with great force.
Acts 27:41 And coming to a point between two seas, they got the ship to land; and the front part was fixed in the sand and not able to be moved, but the back part was broken by the force of the waves.
1 Corinthians 5:11 But the sense of my letter was that if a brother had the name of being one who went after the desires of the flesh, or had the desire for other people's property, or was in the way of using violent language, or being the worse for drink, or took by force what was not his, you might not keep company with such a one, or take food with him.
1 Corinthians 6:10 Or is a thief, or the worse for drink, or makes use of strong language, or takes by force what is not his, will have any part in the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 8:7 But all believers do not recognize these facts. Some, from force of habit in relation to the idol, even now eat idol sacrifices as such, and their consciences, being but weak, are polluted.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Let every man do after the purpose of his heart; not giving with grief, or by force: for God takes pleasure in a ready giver.
2 Corinthians 10:10 For his letters, they say, have weight and are strong; but in body he is feeble, and his way of talking has little force.
Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they are not walking uprightly to the truth of the good news, I said to Peter before all, 'If thou, being a Jew, in the manner of the nations dost live, and not in the manner of the Jews, how the nations dost thou compel to Judaize?
Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision has any force, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love.
Galatians 6:12 Those who have the desire to seem important in the flesh, put force on you to undergo circumcision; only that they may not be attacked because of the cross of Christ.
Colossians 2:8 Take care that no one takes you away by force, through man's wisdom and deceit, going after the beliefs of men and the theories of the world, and not after Christ:
Colossians 2:14 The bond, with its requirements, which was in force against us and was hostile to us, He cancelled, and cleared it out of the way, nailing it to His Cross.
Hebrews 9:17 For a will is in force where there has been death, for it is never in force while he who made it lives.
James 2:6 But you have put the poor man to shame. Are not the men of wealth rulers over you? do they not take you by force before their judges?
Revelation 6:13 And the stars of heaven were falling to the earth, like green fruit from a tree before the force of a great wind.
Genesis 21:25 But Abraham made a protest to Abimelech because of a water-hole which Abimelech's servants had taken by force.
Genesis 31:31 Jacob answered Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I said,'Lest you should take your daughters from me by force.'
Genesis 34:2 And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite who was the chief of that land, saw her, he took her by force and had connection with her.
Genesis 40:15 For truly I was taken by force from the land of the Hebrews; and I have done nothing for which I might be put in prison.
Genesis 47:26 Then Joseph made a law which is in force to this day, that Pharaoh was to have the fifth part; only the land of the priests did not become his.
Genesis 49:5 Simeon and Levi are brothers; deceit and force are their secret designs.
Exodus 9:14 For I will this time send all My plagues upon thy person, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like Me in all the earth.
Exodus 9:24 So there was an ice-storm with fire running through it, coming down with great force, such as never was in all the land of Egypt from the time when it became a nation.
Exodus 11:1 And the Lord said to Moses, I will send one more punishment on Pharaoh and on Egypt; after that he will let you go; and when he does let you go, he will not keep one of you back, but will send you out by force.
Exodus 14:4 and I have strengthened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hath pursued after them, and I am honoured on Pharaoh, and on all his force, and the Egyptians have known that I 'am' Jehovah;' and they do so.
Exodus 14:9 and the Egyptians pursue after them, and all the chariot horses of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his force, overtake them, encamping by the sea, by Pi-Hahiroth, before Baal-Zephon.
Exodus 14:17 And I -- lo, I am strengthening the heart of the Egyptians, and they go in after them, and I am honoured on Pharaoh, and on all his force, on his chariots, and on his horsemen;
Exodus 14:28 and the waters turn back, and cover the chariots and the horsemen, even all the force of Pharaoh, who are coming in after them into the sea -- there hath not been left of them even one.
Exodus 15:4 Chariots of Pharaoh and his force He hath cast into the sea; And the choice of his captains Have sunk in the Red Sea!
Exodus 19:21 And the Lord said to Moses, Go down and give the people orders to keep back, for fear that a great number of them, forcing their way through to see the Lord, may come to destruction.
Exodus 19:24 And the LORD said unto him: 'Go, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee; but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest He break forth upon them.'
Leviticus 6:2 If anyone does wrong, and is untrue to the Lord, acting falsely to his neighbour in connection with something put in his care, or something given for a debt, or has taken away anything by force, or has been cruel to his neighbour,
Leviticus 6:4 Causing sin to come on him, then he will have to give back the thing he took by force or got by cruel acts, or the goods which were put in his care or the thing he came on by chance,
Numbers 5:30 Or for a husband who, in a bitter spirit, has doubts in his heart about his wife; let him take her to the priest, who will put in force this law.
Numbers 20:20 He said, "You shall not pass through." Edom came out against him with many people, and with a strong hand.
Numbers 30:2 When a man takes an oath to the Lord, or gives an undertaking having the force of an oath, let him not go back from his word, but let him do whatever he has said he will do.
Numbers 30:4 If her father, hearing of her oath or the undertaking she has given, says nothing to her, then all her oaths and every undertaking she has given will have force.
Numbers 30:5 But if her father, hearing of it, makes her take back her word, then the oaths or the undertakings she has given will have no force; and she will have forgiveness from the Lord, because her oath was broken by her father.
Numbers 30:7 If her husband, hearing of it, says nothing to her at the time, then the oaths she made and the undertakings she gave will have force.
Numbers 30:8 But if her husband, hearing of it, makes her take it back, then the oath she made and the undertaking she gave without thought will have no force or effect, and she will have the Lord's forgiveness.
Numbers 30:9 But an oath made by a widow or one who is no longer married to her husband, and every undertaking she has given, will have force.
Numbers 30:11 And her husband, hearing of it, said nothing to her and did not put a stop to it, then all her oaths and every undertaking she gave will have force.
Numbers 30:12 But if her husband, on hearing of it, made them without force or effect, then whatever she has said about her oaths or her undertaking has no force: her husband has made them without effect, and she will have the Lord's forgiveness.
Numbers 30:15 But if at some time after hearing of them, he makes them without force, then he is responsible for her wrongdoing.
Numbers 31:14 and Moses is wroth against the inspectors of the force, chiefs of the thousands, and chiefs of the hundreds, who are coming in from the host of the battle.
Deuteronomy 11:4 and that which He hath done to the force of Egypt, to its horses, and to its chariot, when He hath caused the waters of the Red Sea to flow against their faces in their pursuing after them, and Jehovah destroyeth them, unto this day;
Deuteronomy 13:13 Men, sons of worthlessness, have gone out of thy midst, and they force away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known --
Deuteronomy 18:11 Or anyone using secret force on people, or putting questions to a spirit, or having secret knowledge, or going to the dead for directions.
Deuteronomy 20:19 When thou layest siege unto a city many days, to fight against it, to capture it, thou dost not destroy its trees to force an axe against them, for of them thou dost eat, and them thou dost not cut down -- for man's 'is' the tree of the field -- to go in at thy presence in the siege.
Deuteronomy 22:25 But if the man find the lady who is pledged to be married in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her; then the man only who lay with her shall die:
Deuteronomy 22:28 If a man sees a young virgin, who has not given her word to be married to anyone, and he takes her by force and has connection with her, and discovery is made of it;
Deuteronomy 24:7 If a man takes by force one of his countrymen, the children of Israel, using him as his property or getting a price for him, that thief is to be put to death: so you are to put away evil from among you.
Deuteronomy 33:21 He kept for himself the first part, for his was the ruler's right: he put in force the righteousness of the Lord, and his decisions for Israel.
Deuteronomy 34:7 Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
Joshua 8:2 And you are to do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king: but their goods and their cattle you may take for yourselves: let a secret force be stationed to make a surprise attack on the town from the back.
Joshua 8:11 And all the people, even the men of war that were with him, went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai--now there was a valley between him and Ai.
Joshua 8:13 So all the people were in their places, the army on the north side of the town and the secret force on the west; and that night Joshua went down into the valley.
Joshua 8:14 Now when the king of Ai saw it, he got up quickly and went out to war against Israel, he and all his people, to the slope going down to the valley; but he had no idea that a secret force was waiting at the back of the town.
Joshua 8:19 Then the secret force came quickly from their place, and running forward when they saw his hand stretched out, went into the town and took it, and put fire to it straight away.
Joshua 8:22 Then the other force came out of the town against them, so that they were being attacked on this side and on that: and Israel overcame them and let not one of them get away with his life.
Joshua 23:5 The Lord your God will send them away by force, driving them out before you; and you are to take their land for your heritage, as the Lord your God said to you.
Judges 6:9 And I took you out of the hands of the Egyptians and out of the hands of all who were cruel to you, and I sent them out by force from before you and gave you their land;
Judges 7:13 When Gideon had come, behold, there was a man telling a dream to his fellow; and he said, "Behold, I dreamed a dream; and behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian, and came to the tent, and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat."
Judges 8:10 Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor, and their hosts with them, about fifteen thousand men, all that were left of all the host of the children of the east; for there fell a hundred and twenty thousand men that drew sword.
Judges 19:25 But the men would not give ear to him: so the man took his woman and sent her out to them; and they took her by force, using her for their pleasure all night till the morning; and when dawn came they let her go.
Judges 21:23 So the men of Benjamin did this, and got wives for themselves for every one of their number, taking them away by force from the dance; then they went back to their heritage, building up their towns and living in them.
1 Samuel 2:16 If the man said to him, "Let the fat be burned first, and then take as much as your soul desires;" then he would say, "No, but you shall give it to me now; and if not, I will take it by force."
1 Samuel 10:26 And also Saul hath gone to his house, to Gibeah, and the force go with him whose heart God hath touched;
1 Samuel 13:3 And Jonathan made an attack on the armed force of the Philistines stationed at Gibeah; and news was given to the Philistines that the Hebrews were turned against them. And Saul had a horn sounded through all the land,
1 Samuel 13:12 therefore I said,'Now the Philistines will come down on me to Gilgal, and I haven't entreated the favor of Yahweh.' I forced myself therefore, and offered the burnt offering."
1 Samuel 13:23 And the armed force of the Philistines went out to the narrow way of Michmash.
1 Samuel 14:1 Now one day Jonathan, the son of Saul, said to the young man who was with him, looking after his arms, Come, let us go over to the Philistine force over there. But he said nothing to his father.
1 Samuel 14:11 And they let the Philistine force see the two of them: and the Philistines said, Look! the Hebrews are coming out of the holes where they have taken cover.
1 Samuel 14:12 And the armed men of the force gave Jonathan and his servant their answer, saying, Come up here to us, and we will let you see something. Then Jonathan said to his servant, Come up after me: for the Lord has given them up into the hands of Israel.
1 Samuel 14:15 And there was great fear in the tents and in the field and among all the men of the armed force, and the attackers were shaking with fear; even the earth was moved with a great shaking and there was a fear as from God.
1 Samuel 14:48 And he maketh a force, and smiteth Amalek, and delivereth Israel out of the hand of its spoiler.
1 Samuel 15:28 And Samuel said to him, The Lord has taken away the kingdom of Israel from you this day by force, and has given it to a neighbour of yours who is better than you.
1 Samuel 17:20 And David riseth early in the morning, and leaveth the flock to a keeper, and lifteth up, and goeth, as Jesse commanded him, and he cometh in to the path, and to the force which is going out unto the rank, and they have shouted for battle;
1 Samuel 18:10 Now on the day after, an evil spirit from God came on Saul with great force and he was acting like a prophet among the men of his house, while David was making music for him, as he did day by day: and Saul had his spear in his hand.
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