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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A brief duration; a split second; a portion of time too short to be estimated; also, any particular moment.

2. (a.) Pressing; urgent; importunate; earnest.

3. (a.) Closely pressing or impending in respect to time; not deferred; immediate; without delay.

4. (a.) Present; current.

5. (adv.) Instantly.

6. (n.) A day of the present or current month; as, the sixth instant; -- an elliptical expression equivalent to the sixth of the month instant, i. e., the current month. See Instant, a., 3.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
INSTANT; INSTANTLY

in'-stant, in'-stant-li: Derivative from Latin instare. Found in English with various meanings from the 15th century to the present time.

Instant is used once in Isaiah 29:5 in the sense of immediate time; elsewhere in the sense of urgent, pressing; Luke 23:23, where "were instant" is the King James Version translation of the verb epekeinto; Romans 12:12, where it is involved in the verb proskartereo; compare Acts 6:4. In 2 Timothy 4:2 it stands for the expressive verb epistethi, "stand to."

Instantly (urgently, steadfastly) is the King James Version rendering of two different Greek phrases, spoudaios, found in Luke 7:4; and en ekteneia, in Acts 26:7. In both cases the American Standard Revised Version renders "earnestly."

Russell Benjamin Miller

Greek
4743. stigme -- a point, ie a moment
... ie a moment. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: stigme Phonetic Spelling:
(stig-may') Short Definition: a point of time, an instant Definition: a ...
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5610. hora -- a time or period, an hour
... day, hour, instant, season. Apparently a primary word; an "hour" (literally or
figuratively) -- day, hour, instant, season, X short, (even-)tide, (high) time. ...
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737. arti -- just now
... 737 (an adverb) -- (this instant); ; , in the immediate present. 737 ("now") refers
to as -- ie to live "in the" (= " unto God" , cf. Ro 6:11). ...
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4342. proskartereo -- to attend constantly
... assiduously all the exercises, or (to a person) to adhere closely to (as a servitor) --
attend (give self) continually (upon), continue (in, instant in, with ...
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3570. nuni -- now
... (a) of time: just now, even now; just at hand, immediately, (b) of logical connection:
now then, (c) in commands and appeals: at this instant. ...
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3910. parautika -- immediately, for a moment
... immediately, but for a moment. From para and a derivative of autos; at the very
instant, ie Momentary -- but for a moment. see GREEK para. see GREEK autos. ...
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4493. rhipe -- any rapid movement, spec. a twinkling (of lights or ...
... twinkling. From rhipto; a jerk (of the eye, ie (by analogy) an instant) -- twinkling.
see GREEK rhipto. (ripe) -- 1 Occurrence. 4492, 4493. rhipe. 4494 . ...
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3568. nun -- now, the present
... (a) of time: just now, even now; just at hand, immediately, (b) of logical connection:
now then, (c) in commands and appeals: at this instant. ...
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1764. enistemi -- to place in, to be at hand, perf. part. to be ...
... come, be at hand, be present. From en and histemi; to place on hand, ie (reflexively)
impend, (participle) be instant -- come, be at hand, present. ...
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1945. epikeimai -- to lie on
... From epi and keimai; to rest upon (literally or figuratively) -- impose, be instant,
(be) laid (there-, up-)on, (when) lay (on), lie (on), press upon. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6621. petha -- suddenness
... Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition suddenness NASB Word Usage instant
(1), instantly (2), suddenly (3), very (1). at an instant, suddenly, very. ...
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7281. rega -- a moment
... Word Origin from raga Definition a moment NASB Word Usage instant (1), instantly
(2), moment (14), momentary* (1), suddenly (3), while (1). ...
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7280a. raga -- to disturb
... to disturb. Transliteration: raga Short Definition: instant. ... root Definition to disturb
NASB Word Usage instant (2), moment (1), quieted (1), stirs (2). ...
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Library

Whether Christ could Merit in the First Instant of his Conception?
... OF THE PERFECTION OF THE CHILD CONCEIVED (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether Christ could
merit in the first instant of His conception? Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether christ could merit in.htm

Whether Christ was Sanctified in the First Instant of his ...
... OF THE PERFECTION OF THE CHILD CONCEIVED (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether Christ was
sanctified in the first instant of His conception? Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether christ was sanctified in.htm

Constant, Instant, Expectant
... Constant, Instant, Expectant. A Sermon (No.1480). ... CH SPURGEON,. At the Metropolitan
Tabernacle, Newington. "Continuing instant in prayer.""Romans 12:12. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 25 1879/constant instant expectant.htm

Whether Christ as Man had the Use of Free-Will in the First ...
... OF THE PERFECTION OF THE CHILD CONCEIVED (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether Christ as man
had the use of free-will in the first instant of His conception? ...
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Whether the Devil was Wicked by the Fault of his Own Will in the ...
... THE MALICE OF THE ANGELS WITH REGARD TO SIN (NINE ARTICLES) Whether the devil was
wicked by the fault of his own will in the first instant of his creation? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the devil was wicked.htm

Whether Christ's Body was Formed in the First Instant of Its ...
... OF THE MODE AND ORDER OF CHRIST'S CONCEPTION (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether Christ's
body was formed in the first instant of its conception? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether christs body was formed.htm

Whether Christ's Body was Animated in the First Instant of Its ...
... OF THE MODE AND ORDER OF CHRIST'S CONCEPTION (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether Christ's
body was animated in the first instant of its conception? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether christs body was animated.htm

Whether Christ was a Perfect Comprehensor in the First Instant of ...
... OF THE PERFECTION OF THE CHILD CONCEIVED (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether Christ was
a perfect comprehensor in the first instant of His conception? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether christ was a perfect.htm

Whether the Justification of the Ungodly Takes Place in an Instant ...
... OF THE EFFECTS OF GRACE (TEN ARTICLES) Whether the justification of the ungodly
takes place in an instant or successively? Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the justification of the 2.htm

That we Should not Retain Our Anger Even for an Instant.
... Prolegomena. Chapter XIII. That we should not retain our anger even for
an instant. Or how can we think that the Lord would have ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xiii that we should.htm

Thesaurus
Instant (19 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) A day of the present or current month; as, the sixth instant; -- an elliptical
expression equivalent to the sixth of the month instant, ie, the current ...
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Instance (9 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A single occurrence or example. 2. (n.) The act or quality of being instant
or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion. ...
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Instantly (39 Occurrences)
... pressingly. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. INSTANT; INSTANTLY. in'-stant,
in'-stant-li: Derivative from Latin instare. Found in ...
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Run (147 Occurrences)
... 34. (a.) Specifically, of a horse: To move rapidly in a gait in which each leg acts
in turn as a propeller and a supporter, and in which for an instant all the ...
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Moment (71 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A minute portion of time; a point of time; an
instant; as, at that very moment. 2. (n.) Impulsive power; force; momentum. ...
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Announce (56 Occurrences)
... (See NAS). Jeremiah 18:7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and
concerning a kingdom, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy it; (See NIV) ...
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Suddenly (87 Occurrences)
... that blows away. Yes, it will be in an instant, suddenly. (WEB KJV JPS ASV
BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Isaiah 30:13 therefore this ...
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Nathanael (6 Occurrences)
... It taught him that here was One who read on the instant the inmost secrets of his
heart, and was Himself the ideal for whom he was seeking; and it drew from ...
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Long-suffering (23 Occurrences)
... 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. (WBS YLT). ...
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Lead (192 Occurrences)
... (n.) The width of port opening which is uncovered by the valve, for the admission
or release of steam, at the instant when the piston is at end of its stroke. ...
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Concordance
Instant (19 Occurrences)

Luke 2:38
And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
(KJV WBS)

Luke 4:5
The devil, leading him up on a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
(See NIV)

Luke 23:23
And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
(KJV)

Romans 12:12
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
(KJV)

1 Corinthians 15:52
in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
(DBY)

2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
(KJV WBS)

Numbers 6:9
And when the dead dieth beside him in an instant, suddenly, and he hath defiled the head of his separation, then he hath shaved his head in the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day he doth shave it,
(YLT)

Numbers 35:22
And if, in an instant, without enmity, he hath thrust him through, or hath cast at him any instrument, without lying in wait;
(YLT)

Job 7:19
How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone until I swallow down my spittle?
(See NIV)

Job 21:13
They spend their days in prosperity. In an instant they go down to Sheol.
(WEB)

Job 34:20
In a moment they die, even at midnight. The people are shaken and pass away. The mighty are taken away without a hand.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 6:15
Therefore suddenly cometh his calamity, Instantly he is broken -- and no healing.
(Root in YLT NAS NIV)

Isaiah 29:5
But the multitude of your foes will be like fine dust, and the multitude of the ruthless ones like chaff that blows away. Yes, it will be in an instant, suddenly.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 30:13
therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly in an instant.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 4:20
Destruction followeth upon destruction, for the whole land is spoiled; suddenly are my tents spoiled, my curtains in a moment.
(See NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 18:7
At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy it;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Jeremiah 18:9
At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Jeremiah 49:19
Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan against the strong habitation; for I will suddenly make him run away from it, and whoso is chosen, him will I appoint over it; for who is like Me? and who will appoint Me a time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before Me?
(See NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 50:44
Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan against the strong habitation; for I will suddenly make them run away from it, and whoso is chosen, him will I appoint over it; for who is like Me? and who will appoint Me a time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before Me?
(See NAS NIV)

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