Garnish
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Overlay with stones (2 Chronicles 3:6), adorn (Revelation 21:19), deck with garlands (Matthew 23:29), furnish (12:44).

In Job 26:13 (Hebrews shiphrah, meaning "brightness"), "By his spirit the heavens are brightness" i.e., are bright, splendid, beautiful.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To surround with additions; to adorn; to embellish.

2. (v. t.) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.

3. (v. t.) To furnish; to supply.

4. (v. t.) To fit with fetters.

5. (v. t.) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee. See Garnishee, v. t.

6. (n.) Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially such as are showy or decorated.

7. (n.) Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment. See Garnish, v. t., 2.

8. (v. t.) Fetters.

9. (n.) A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a newcomer.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GARNISH

gar'-nish (tsippah, shiphrah; kosmeo):

The word is used twice in the Old Testament. In 2 Chronicles 3:6, tsippah means "to overlay," or "to plate." Thus, he "garnished" the house or "overlaid" it, "studded" it, with precious stones, and thus adorned and beautified it. In Job 26:13, shiphrah is a feminine noun meaning "fairness," "beauty," "brilliancy." "By his Spirit the heavens are garnished," i.e. the clouds are driven off by the wind or breath of Yahweh, and the sky made bright and clear.

In the New Testament (Matthew 12:44; Matthew 23:29) the word kosmeo means "set in order," "make ready," "adorn," etc. In Matthew 25:7 it is translated "trimmed," and in Revelation 21:19 "adorned."

J. J. Reeve

Greek
2885. kosmeo -- to order, arrange
... adorn, garnish, trim. From kosmos; to put in proper order, ie Decorate (literally
or figuratively); specially, to snuff (a wick) -- adorn, garnish, trim. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8235. shiphrah -- fairness, clearness (of sky)
... Word Origin from shaphar Definition fairness, clearness (of sky) NASB Word Usage
cleared (1). garnish. From shaphar; brightness -- garnish. see HEBREW shaphar. ...
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Library

"Woe unto You, Because Ye Build the Tombs of the Prophets, and ...
... Homily LXXIV. "Woe unto you, because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish
their sepulchers, and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily lxxiv woe unto you.htm

The Second Part.
... linens? just as if the master of the house should be sent into banishment,
and thou shouldest garnish the walls of his house. He ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/the second part.htm

A Letter from Origen to Africanus.
... The words of our Saviour run thus: "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites
because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of ...
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Homilies on the Gospel of Saint Matthew
... Matt. XXIII. 1-3. Homily LXXIII. Matt. XXIII. 14. Homily LXXIV. "Woe unto you, because
ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish their sepulchers, and say ...
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The Old, Old Story
... again the simple message, "He that believeth in the Lord Jesus Christ hath everlasting
life." So they borrow novelties from literature, and garnish the Word of ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 8 1863/the old old story.htm

On the Immeasurable Dignity of Temporal Suffering.
... I garnish all her outlets with adversity, whether she like it or not, so that she
may not escape from Me; her ways I strew with tribulation, so that she may ...
/.../suso/a little book of eternal wisdom/chapter xiii on the immeasurable.htm

General Note by the American Editor.
... him freely, and recognises his Ciceronian Latinity, and even the elegance of his
rhetoric, and the spirit and eloquence with which he can garnish the "dismal ...
/.../lactantius/on the workmanship of god/general note by the american.htm

Some Gospel Truths Opened, According to the Scriptures; Or, the ...
... 'How doth the devil garnish himself, and the people are carried away with
vanity"women plaiting their hair"men and women powdering it, making their backs ...
/.../the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/some gospel truths opened according.htm

The Life of St. Christopher
... dwell with thee, and then the king told to him, saying: Alway when I hear the devil
named, I fear that he should have power over me, and I garnish me with this ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the life of st christopher.htm

The King's Farewell
... Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of
the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/the kings farewell.htm

Thesaurus
Garnish (1 Occurrence)
... 7. (n.) Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment. See Garnish, vt,
2. 8. (vt) Fetters. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GARNISH. ...
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Garners (2 Occurrences)

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Garnished (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Garnish. Multi-Version Concordance
Garnished (4 Occurrences). Matthew 12:44 Then he saith ...
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Ish
... 2. (n.) A verb ending, originally appearing in certain verbs of French origin;
as, abolish, cherish, finish, furnish, garnish, impoverish. Int. ...
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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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Sepulchers (15 Occurrences)
... Matthew 23:29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the
tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, (WBS). ...
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Sepulchres (17 Occurrences)
... hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the
sepulchres of the righteous, (KJV WEY ASV DBY YLT). Luke ...
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Concordance
Garnish (1 Occurrence)

Matthew 23:29
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
(KJV ASV WBS)

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Garners (2 Occurrences)

Garnished (4 Occurrences)

Ish

Adorn (13 Occurrences)

Sepulchers (15 Occurrences)

Sepulchres (17 Occurrences)

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