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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To look upon with desire to possess or to appropriate; to envy (one) the possession of; to begrudge; to covet; to give with reluctance; to desire to get back again; -- followed by the direct object only, or by both the direct and indirect objects.

2. (v. t.) To hold or harbor with malicioua disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously.

3. (v. i.) To be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant.

4. (v. i.) To feel compunction or grief.

5. (n.) Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel.

6. (n.) Slight symptom of disease.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

gruj (naTar; stenazo, goggusmos): "Grudge" (perhaps a mimetic word, compare Greek gru) is "to grumble" or "murmur" at any person or thing, to entertain an envious or covetous feeling, to do or give anything unwillingly, etc. It occurs in the King James Version as the translation of naTar, "to keep (anger)" (Leviticus 19:18, "Thou shalt not. bear any grudge against the children of thy people"); in Psalm 59:15, as the translation, in text, of Hebrew lun or lin, "to pass the night," "to tarry," Niphal, "to show oneself obstinate," "to murmur or complain" (of the enemies who were hunting David like dogs), "Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied," margin "If they be not satisfied then will they stay all night," the Revised Version (British and American) "And tarry all night if they be not satisfied"; but see Exodus 15:24; Exodus 16:2 Numbers 14:2 Joshua 9:18, etc., where the translation is "murmur"; may not the meaning be "and growl (or howl) if they be not satisfied"? "Grudge" formerly implied open expression of discontent, etc., e.g. Wyclif has in Luke 15:2, "The farisies and scribis grucchiden seiynge," etc.

In James 5:9, stenazo, "to groan," "to complain" (from affliction or from impatience or ill-humor), is translated "grudge," "Grudge not one against another, brethren," the Revised Version (British and American) "murmur not"; goggusmos, "a murmuring" (compare John 7:12; Acts 6:1), is rendered "grudging" (1 Peter 4:9), "Use hospitality one to another without grudging," the Revised Version (British and American) "murmuring"; compare Philippians 2:14; me ek lupes, "not out of grief," is "without grudging" (2 Corinthians 9:7, the Revised Version (British and American) "not grudging" margin, Greek "of sorrow"); in Ecclesiasticus 10:25 we have "will not grudge" (gogguzo), the Revised Version (British and American) "murmur."

"Grudge" was frequent in the earlier VSS, but is changed in the King James Version for the most part into "murmur"; the Revised Version (British and American) completes the change, except Leviticus 19:18, and text of 2 Corinthians 9:7.

W. L. Walker

1758. enecho -- to hold in or upon, ie to ensnare, by impl. to ...
... to keep a grudge. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: enecho Phonetic Spelling:
(en-ekh'-o) Short Definition: I am angry with, entangle Definition: (a) I have ...
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5355. phthonos -- envy
... envy. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: phthonos Phonetic Spelling:
(fthon'-os) Short Definition: envy, a grudge Definition: envy, a grudge, spite ...
// - 7k

4727. stenazo -- to groan (within oneself)
... From stenos; to make (intransitively, be) in straits, ie (by implication) to sigh,
murmur, pray inaudibly -- with grief, groan, grudge, sigh. see GREEK stenos. ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
7852. satam -- to bear a grudge or cherish animosity against
... satam. 7853 . to bear a grudge or cherish animosity against. Transliteration:
satam Phonetic Spelling: (saw-tam') Short Definition: against. Word Origin a prim ...
/hebrew/7852.htm - 6k

5201. natar -- to keep
... root Definition to keep NASB Word Usage angry (2), bear any grudge (1), caretaker
(1), caretakers (1), keep (1), reserves (1), take care (1), taken care (1). ...
/hebrew/5201.htm - 6k

3885. luwn -- to lodge, pass the night, abide
... abide all night, continue, dwell, endure, grudge, be left, lie all night
Or liyn {leen}; a primitive root; to stop (usually over ...
/hebrew/3885.htm - 5k

5358. naqam -- to avenge, take vengeance
... A primitive root; to grudge, ie Avenge or punish -- avenge(-r, self), punish, revenge
(self), X surely, take vengeance. 5357, 5358. naqam. 5359 . ...
/hebrew/5358.htm - 6k


How it is That, if Our Brother Has any Grudge against Us, the ...
... The Conferences of John Cassian. Chapter XVI. How it is that, if our brother has
any grudge against us, the gifts of our prayers are rejected by the Lord. ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter xvi how it is.htm

Autolycus not yet Convinced.
... too, concerning useless legends, and other such labour in vain, in which you also
have been used to employ yourself until now, and do not grudge to endure that ...
/.../theophilus/theophilus to autolycus/chapter i autolycus not yet convinced.htm

An Exhortation to the Romans to Renounce Paganism.
... Juno, from whom you deduce your origin according to the flesh, did not so bitterly
grudge Rome's citadels to the Trojans, as these devils whom yet ye repute ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 29 an exhortation to the.htm

Letter xxii. St. Ambrose in a Letter to his Sister Gives an ...
... And I wish for their protection for those very persons who grudge them to me. ... Here
I ask, do they bear a grudge against me, or against the holy martyrs? ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/letter xxii st ambrose in.htm

Be on Your Guard against the Snares of the Devil.
... Let no one of you cherish any grudge against his neighbour. ... Let no one of
you, therefore, cherish any grudge against his neighbour. ...
/.../the epistle of ignatius to the trallians/chapter viii be on your guard.htm

The Conflict Between Capital and Labor.
... nigh. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold,
the Judge standeth before the door" (James 5:1-9). ...
/.../pink/the redeemers return/7 the conflict between capital.htm

Faustus Does not Think it Would be a Great Honor to Sit Down with ...
... Now, we should be the last to grudge to any human being that God should have
compassion on him, and bring him out of perdition to salvation. ...
/.../faustus does not think it.htm

May 2. "Always Causeth us to Triumph" (ii. Cor. Ii. 14).
... keep yourself sweet, but God will keep you if He sees that it is your fixed, determined
purpose to be kept sweet, and to refuse to fret or grudge or retaliate. ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /may 2 always causeth us.htm

February the Thirteenth Grudges
... FEBRUARY The Thirteenth GRUDGES. "Thou shalt not bear any grudge." "Leviticus
19:11-18. ... I am not to "bear any grudge.". I cannot meet this demand. ...
/.../my daily meditation for the circling year/february the thirteenth grudges.htm

The Presence of the Word in Nature Necessary, not Only for Its ...
... For one that is good can grudge nothing [168] : for which reason he does not grudge
even existence, but desires all to exist, as objects for His loving-kindness ...
/.../select works and letters or athanasius/section 41 the presence of.htm

Grudge (11 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) Slight symptom of disease. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GRUDGE.
gruj (naTar; stenazo, goggusmos): "Grudge" (perhaps a ...
/g/grudge.htm - 13k

Vengeance (63 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 19:18 "'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the
children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. ...
/v/vengeance.htm - 26k

Grudging (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grudge. Multi-Version
Concordance Grudging (3 Occurrences). Philippians 2:14 Be ever ...
/g/grudging.htm - 7k

Grub (2 Occurrences)

/g/grub.htm - 7k

Foe (23 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) One who entertains personal enmity, hatred,
grudge, or malice, against another; an enemy. 2. (n ...
/f/foe.htm - 12k

Revenge (13 Occurrences)
... (KJV). Leviticus 19:18 "'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against
the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. ...
/r/revenge.htm - 12k

Refuge (111 Occurrences)
... If it were proved that he was not a willful slayer, that he had no grudge against
the person killed, and had shown no sign of purpose to injure him, then he ...
/r/refuge.htm - 41k

Begrudge (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (vt) To envy the possession of; as to begrudge a man of
his home; to grudge. Multi-Version Concordance Begrudge (2 Occurrences). ...
/b/begrudge.htm - 7k

Avenge (27 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children
of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD. ...
/a/avenge.htm - 17k

Spite (28 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate,
annoy, or thwart; petty malice; grudge; rancor; despite. ...
/s/spite.htm - 14k

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Bible ConcordanceBible DictionaryBible EncyclopediaTopical BibleBible Thesuarus
Grudge (11 Occurrences)

Mark 6:19
Herodias set herself against him, and desired to kill him, but she couldn't,

James 5:9
Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

Genesis 27:41
Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him. Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill my brother Jacob."

Genesis 50:15
When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, "It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully pay us back for all of the evil which we did to him."

Leviticus 19:18
"'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 28:54
The man who is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children whom he has remaining;
(See RSV)

Deuteronomy 28:56
The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,

Psalms 55:3
Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked. For they bring suffering on me. In anger they hold a grudge against me.

Psalms 59:15
Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

Jeremiah 3:5
Will he retain his anger for ever? will he keep it to the end? Behold, thou hast spoken and hast done evil things, and hast had thy way.
(See JPS)

Jeremiah 3:12
Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith Jehovah; I will not look in anger upon you; for I am merciful, saith Jehovah, I will not keep anger for ever.
(See JPS)




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