Gloom
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight.

2. (n.) A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove.

3. (n.) Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.

4. (n.) In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven.

5. (v. i.) To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.

6. (v. i.) To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight.

7. (v. t.) To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.

8. (v. t.) To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.

Greek
2217. zophos -- deep gloom
... deep gloom. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: zophos Phonetic Spelling:
(dzof'-os) Short Definition: darkness, murkiness Definition: darkness ...
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1105. gnophos -- darkness, gloom
... darkness, gloom. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: gnophos Phonetic
Spelling: (gnof'-os) Short Definition: darkness, gloom Definition: darkness ...
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2726. katepheia -- dejection
... of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: katepheia Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-ay'-fi-ah) Short Definition: a downcast countenance, gloom, dejection Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4155. muaph -- gloom
... gloom. Transliteration: muaph Phonetic Spelling: (moo-awf') Short Definition: gloom.
Word Origin from uph Definition gloom NASB Word Usage gloom (1). dimness. ...
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4588. mauph -- gloom
... gloom. Transliteration: mauph Phonetic Spelling: (maw-off') Short Definition: gloom.
Word Origin from uph Definition gloom NASB Word Usage gloom (1). dimness. ...
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652. ophel -- darkness, gloom
... 651, 652. ophel. 653 . darkness, gloom. Transliteration: ophel Phonetic
Spelling: (o'fel) Short Definition: darkness. Word Origin ...
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6940. qadruth -- darkness, gloom
... 6939, 6940. qadruth. 6941 . darkness, gloom. Transliteration: qadruth
Phonetic Spelling: (kad-rooth') Short Definition: blackness. ...
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8591b. teuphah -- gloom
... teuphah. 8592 . gloom. Transliteration: teuphah Short Definition: darkness. Word
Origin from uph Definition gloom NASB Word Usage darkness (1). 8591a, 8591b ...
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6205. araphel -- cloud, heavy cloud
... Word Origin from araph Definition cloud, heavy cloud NASB Word Usage deep darkness
(1), gloom (1), gloomy (1), thick cloud (3), thick darkness (7), thick gloom ...
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651. aphel -- gloomy
... 650, 651. aphel. 652 . gloomy. Transliteration: aphel Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-fale') Short Definition: gloom. Word Origin from the ...
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653. aphelah -- darkness, gloominess, calamity
... 652, 653. aphelah. 654 . darkness, gloominess, calamity. Transliteration:
aphelah Phonetic Spelling: (af-ay-law') Short Definition: gloom. ...
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5890. ephah -- darkness
... Definition: darkness. Word Origin from uph Definition darkness NASB Word
Usage darkness (1), utter gloom (1). darkness. Feminine from ...
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6150. arab -- to become evening, grow dark
... Word Origin denominative verb from ereb Definition to become evening, grow dark
NASB Word Usage close (1), evening (1), turns to gloom (1). ...
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Library

Glory Shone Within the Gloom,
... EASTER Glory shone within the gloom,. 7,7,7,7 tr., John Brownlie. I. Glory shone
within the gloom,. Vacant eyes in wonder gazed; Shook the portals of the tomb,. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns from the east/glory shone within the gloom.htm

Thou Didst Seek the Gloom,
... Thou didst seek the gloom,. tr., John Brownlie 6,5,6,5,7,7. ... I. When, O King Immortal,.
Thou didst seek the gloom,. Tasting death in meekness,. Resting in the tomb ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the greek church/thou didst seek the gloom.htm

What is the Divine Gloom?
... MYSTIC THEOLOGY. CAPUT I. What is the Divine Gloom? SECTION I. TRIAD supernal,
both super-God and super-good, Guardian of the Theosophy ...
//christianbookshelf.org/dionysius/mystic theology/caput i what is the.htm

Lead, Kindly Light, Amid the Encircling Gloom
... Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom. 10.4.10.4.10.10 [936]Lux Benigna: ...
John Henry Newman, 1833. Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,. ...
/.../sundays after trinity divine guidance.htm

He was Transfigured
... The gloom of their surroundings seems in harmony with their sorrowful lives,
around which the clouds are gathering and thickening. ...
/.../white/the desire of ages/chapter 46 he was transfigured.htm

The Joy-Bringer
... There we have two contrasted pictures suggested: one of a mourner with grey ashes
strewed upon his dishevelled locks, and his spirit clothed in gloom like a ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the joy-bringer.htm

Putting Clouds Over the Sun
... How much better it would be to take away the clouds, to banish the gloom! ... I am not
writing a mere theory. I know what pain and gloom and heaviness are. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/naylor/heart talks/talk fourteen putting clouds over.htm

Light after Darkness
... Profound gloom enveloped him. His every sense was frustrated. ... Meanwhile, what might
not be happening to Rachel in this chaos of gloom and clamor? ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter xxxv light after darkness.htm

The Realization of Selfless Love
... It is well that lover, brother, sister, husband, wife should suffer deep anguish,
and be enveloped in gloom when the visible object of their affections is torn ...
/.../allen/the way of peace/the realization of selfless love.htm

The Gethsemane Prayer
... The Gethsemane prayer is that same sun declining in the west, plunged into an ocean
of storm and cloud, storm-covered, storm-eclipsed with gloom, darkness and ...
/.../bounds/the reality of prayer/xii the gethsemane prayer.htm

Thesaurus
Gloom (29 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity;
as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight. ...Gloom (29 Occurrences). ...
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Blackness (13 Occurrences)
... qadhruth, "darkness"; gnophos, "darkness" zophos "blackness"): Terms rarely used
but of special significance in picturing the fearful gloom and blackness of ...
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Shadow (72 Occurrences)
... 14. (n.) To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent
typically. 15. (n.) To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over. 16. ...
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Gloomy (10 Occurrences)
... 2. (superl.) Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected; as, a gloomy
temper or countenance. Multi-Version Concordance Gloomy (10 Occurrences). ...
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Gross (12 Occurrences)
... Joel 2:2 a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and gross darkness, as the
dawn spread upon the mountains; a great people and a strong; there hath not ...
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Thick (129 Occurrences)
... 2 Peter 2:4 For if God messengers who sinned did not spare, but with chains of thick
gloom, having cast 'them' down to Tartarus, did deliver 'them' to judgment ...
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Anguish (75 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 8:22 and look to the earth, and see distress, darkness, and the
gloom of anguish. They will be driven into thick darkness. ...
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Kedron (1 Occurrence)
... The LXX., in 1 Kings 15:13, translate "of the cedar." The word means "black," and
may refer to the colour of the water or the gloom of the ravine, or the black ...
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Outspread (2 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 8:22 and they shall look unto the earth, and behold, distress and darkness,
the gloom of anguish; and into thick darkness they shall be driven away. ...
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Laughter (14 Occurrences)
... James 4:9 Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and
your joy to gloom. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Concordance
Gloom (29 Occurrences)

Hebrews 12:18
For you have not come to a material object all ablaze with fire, and to gloom and darkness and storm and trumpet-blast and the sound of words--
(WEY NAS RSV NIV)

James 4:9
Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom.
(WEB NAS NIV)

2 Peter 2:4
For if God spared not the angels who had sinned, but having cast them down to the deepest pit of gloom has delivered them to chains of darkness to be kept for judgment;
(DBY YLT RSV NIV)

2 Peter 2:17
These are springs without water, and mists driven by storm, to whom the gloom of darkness is reserved for ever.
(DBY YLT RSV)

Jude 1:6
And angels who had not kept their own original state, but had abandoned their own dwelling, he keeps in eternal chains under gloomy darkness, to the judgment of the great day;
(Root in DBY RSV)

Jude 1:13
raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shames; wandering stars, to whom has been reserved the gloom of darkness for eternity.
(DBY YLT RSV)

Deuteronomy 4:11
You came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of the sky, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness.
(See NAS RSV)

Job 3:5
Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own. Let a cloud dwell on it. Let all that makes black the day terrify it.
(See NAS RSV)

Job 3:6
That night let gloom seize upon it; let it not rejoice among the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months.
(DBY)

Job 10:21
before I go where I shall not return from, to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death;
(See RSV NIV)

Job 10:22
A land of gloom, as darkness itself; of the shadow of death, without any order, where the light is as thick darkness.
(DBY NAS RSV)

Job 23:17
Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he hidden the gloom from me.
(DBY NAS)

Job 28:3
Man sets an end to darkness, and searches out, to the furthest bound, the stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.
(See NAS RSV)

Job 30:3
They are gaunt from lack and famine. They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of waste and desolation.
(WEB JPS ASV YLT)

Job 34:22
There is no darkness, nor thick gloom, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
(WEB ASV RSV)

Psalms 107:10
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron,
(See RSV NIV)

Psalms 107:14
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bonds in sunder.
(See RSV NIV)

Isaiah 8:22
and look to the earth, and see distress, darkness, and the gloom of anguish. They will be driven into thick darkness.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 9:1
But there shall be no more gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time, he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the latter time he has made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 24:11
There is a crying in the streets because of the wine; there is an end of all delight, the joy of the land is gone.
(See NAS NIV)

Isaiah 29:18
And in that day those whose ears are stopped will be hearing the words of the book; and the eyes of the blind will see through the mist and the dark.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 58:10
and if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul: then shall thy light rise in darkness, and thine obscurity be as the noonday;
(See JPS NAS RSV)

Isaiah 59:9
Therefore is justice far from us, neither doth righteousness overtake us: we look for light, but, behold, darkness; for brightness, but we walk in obscurity.
(See JPS NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 13:16
Give glory to the LORD your God, before it grow dark, and before your feet stumble upon the mountains of twilight, and, while ye look for light, He turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 23:12
Therefore their way shall be to them as slippery places in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein; for I will bring evil on them, even the year of their visitation, says Yahweh.
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 31:15
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: In the day when he went down to Sheol I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained its rivers; and the great waters were stayed; and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
(See RSV NIV)

Joel 2:2
A day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn spreading on the mountains, a great and strong people; there has never been the like, neither will there be any more after them, even to the years of many generations.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 5:20
Won't the day of Yahweh be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?
(See NAS RSV)

Zephaniah 1:15
That day is a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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Gloom

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