Gazingstock
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A person or thing gazed at with scorn or abhorrence; an object of curiosity or contempt.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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

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). ...
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Nahum's Doom of Nineveh
... kingdoms thy shame. And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make
thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock. And it shall ...
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Thesaurus
Gazingstock (2 Occurrences)
...Gazingstock (2 Occurrences). ... (KJV ASV). Nahum 3:6 And I will cast abominable filth
upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock. (KJV RSV). ...
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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). ...
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Gazing-stock (2 Occurrences)
Gazing-stock. Gazingstock, Gazing-stock. Gazite . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ...
(ASV WBS). Gazingstock, Gazing-stock. Gazite . Reference Bible.
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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Stock (16 Occurrences)
... (Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS). Nahum 3:6 And I will cast abominable filth upon
thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock. ...
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Affliction (120 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. ...
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Concordance
Gazingstock (2 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.
(KJV ASV)

Nahum 3:6
And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock.
(KJV RSV)

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Gazingstock

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Gazing (11 Occurrences)

Gazing-stock (2 Occurrences)

Whilst (21 Occurrences)

Afflictions (24 Occurrences)

Spectacle (6 Occurrences)

Companions (58 Occurrences)

Stock (16 Occurrences)

Affliction (120 Occurrences)

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