Gazing-Stock
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GAZING-STOCK

gaz'-ing-stok: This obsolete word occurs twice:

(1) in Nahum 3:6, as the translation of ro'i, "a sight" or "spectacle" (from ra'ah, "to look," "see," also "to look down upon," "despise,"); "I will. make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing-stock," as one set up to be gazed at, mocked and despised-a form of punishment in olden times; compare "mocking stock" (2 Maccabees 7:7), and "laughing-stock" still in use. The Hebrew word occurs only here and in Genesis 16:13 1 Samuel 16:12; Job 7:8; Job 33:21, in which places it does not have the same bad meaning; for a similar threatening compare Isaiah 14:16 Jeremiah 51:37.

(2) In Hebrews 10:33, it is the translation of theatrizo, "to bring upon the theater," "to be made a spectacle of," "made a gazing stock both by reproaches and afflictions"; compare 1 Corinthians 4:9, theatron ginomai, where Paul says the apostles were "made a spectacle unto the world," the King James Version margin "(Greek) theater." The reference in both instances is to the custom of exhibiting criminals, and especially gladiators, men doomed to death, in theaters. "In the morning men are exposed to lions and bears; at mid-day to their spectators; those that kill are exposed to one another; the victor is detained for another slaughter; the conclusion of the fight is death" (Seneca, Ep. vii, quoted by Dr. A. Clarke on 1 Corinthians 4:9). We are apt to forget what the first preachers and professors of Christianity had to endure.

W. L. Walker

Greek
2301. theatrizo -- to make a spectacle of
... to put to shame, expose publicly. From theatron; to expose as a spectacle -- make
a gazing stock. see GREEK theatron. (theatrizomenoi) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2301.htm - 7k
Strong's Hebrew
7210. roi -- looking, seeing, sight
... gazingstock, look to, that seeth. From ra'ah; sight, whether abstractly (vision)
or concretely (a spectacle) -- gazingstock, look to, (that) see(-th). ...
/hebrew/7210.htm - 6k
Library

A Gazing-Stock.
... A GAZING-STOCK. In Heb.10:33 it is said that Christians are a gazing-stock.
The world is looking upon your life. You have taken ...
/.../orr/food for the lambs or helps for young christians/a gazing-stock.htm

Hebrews x. 32-34
... the former days, in which after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of
afflictions; [3175] partly, whilst ye were made a gazing stock both by ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily xxi hebrews x 32-34.htm

An Advance in the Exhortation.
... call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were enlightened, ye endured
a great conflict of sufferings; partly, being made a gazing-stock both by ...
/.../the expositors bible the epistle to the hebrews/chapter ix an advance in.htm

An Exhortation to the People of God not to be Discouraged in their ...
... Lord Jesus Christ, so will it hate you: but be not discouraged, though we are here
the scorn and offscouring of all things; and are as a gazing stock to men ...
/.../selected sermons of george whitefield/an exhortation to the people.htm

"But Jesus Sent Him Away" (Luke 8:00 38)
... One he sent away for investigation, saying, "Go ... show thyself to the priest."
Sometimes we must go out among our enemies and be a gazing-stock for them. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/naylor/heart talks/talk forty-seven but jesus sent.htm

The Jews in Vain Promise Themselves Salvation, which Cannot be ...
... For their worm shall not die, and their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall
be a gazing-stock to all flesh.' [2082] So that it becomes you to eradicate ...
/.../chapter xliv the jews in vain.htm

Passages of Scripture Respecting the Constancy, Patience, and Love ...
... call to mind the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a
great fight of afflictions; partly, whilst ye were made a gazing-stock, both by ...
/.../the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xvi passages of scripture respecting.htm

There was at that Time at Babylon one Nehemiah...
... now, for almost two hundred and fifty years, being leveled with the ground, furnished
a proof of the evils which had been endured, and a gazing-stock to their ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xi there was at.htm

Letter xviii. --To Flavian .
... remained sitting, still in the open air, and waited for the invitation indoors;
and at a most inopportune time I became, as I sat there, a gazing stock to all ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/letter xviii to flavian.htm

December 30. "That God Would Fulfil in You all the Good Pleasure ...
... We are a gazing-stock continually for angels and principalities, and every step
we take is critical and decisive for something in our eternal future. ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /december 30 that god would.htm

Thesaurus
Gazingstock (2 Occurrences)
... 10:33, it is the translation of theatrizo, "to bring upon the theater," "to be made
a spectacle of," "made a gazingstock both by ...Gazingstock (2 Occurrences). ...
/g/gazingstock.htm - 9k

Gazing-stock (2 Occurrences)
Gazing-stock. Gazingstock, Gazing-stock. Gazite . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ...
(ASV WBS). Gazingstock, Gazing-stock. Gazite . Reference Bible.
/g/gazing-stock.htm - 9k

Gazing (11 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Nahum 3:6 And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile,
and will set thee as a gazingstock. (Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS RSV). ...
/g/gazing.htm - 9k

Gazite (1 Occurrence)

/g/gazite.htm - 6k

Whilst (21 Occurrences)
... Hebrews 10:33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and
afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. ...
/w/whilst.htm - 12k

Afflictions (24 Occurrences)
... Hebrews 10:33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and
afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. ...
/a/afflictions.htm - 14k

Spectacle (6 Occurrences)
... something presented to view as extraordinary, or as unusual and worthy of special
notice; a remarkable or noteworthy sight; a show; a pageant; a gazingstock. ...
/s/spectacle.htm - 9k

Companions (58 Occurrences)
... Hebrews 10:33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and
afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. ...
/c/companions.htm - 23k

Chemosh (8 Occurrences)
... Mesha took `Ataroth which the king of Israel had built for himself, slew all the
people of the city, and made them a gazing-stock to Chemosh and to Moab. ...
/c/chemosh.htm - 20k

Concordance
Gazing-stock (2 Occurrences)

Hebrews 10:33
Partly, while ye were made a gazing-stock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, while ye became companions of them that were so used.
(WBS)

Nahum 3:6
And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing-stock.
(ASV WBS)

Subtopics

Gazing-Stock

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Gazing-stock (2 Occurrences)

Gazing (11 Occurrences)

Gazite (1 Occurrence)

Whilst (21 Occurrences)

Afflictions (24 Occurrences)

Spectacle (6 Occurrences)

Companions (58 Occurrences)

Chemosh (8 Occurrences)

Stock (16 Occurrences)

Dung (27 Occurrences)

Affliction (120 Occurrences)

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