Levy
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1 Kings 4:6, R.V.; 5:13), forced service. The service of tributaries was often thus exacted by kings. Solomon raised a "great levy" of 30,000 men, about two per cent. of the population, to work for him by courses on Lebanon. Adoram (12:18) presided over this forced labour service (Ger. Frohndienst; Fr. corvee).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of collecting by authority; as, the levy of taxes.

2. (n.) A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 12/ cents), valued at eleven pence when the dollar was rated at 7s. 6d.

3. (n.) That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc.

4. (n.) The taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution.

5. (v. t.) To raise, as a siege.

6. (v. t.) To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.

7. (v. t.) To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.

8. (v. t.) To gather or exact; as, to levy money.

9. (v. t.) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up; as, to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc.

10. (v. t.) To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.

11. (v. i.) To seize property, real or personal, or subject it to the operation of an execution; to make a levy; as, to levy on property; the usual mode of levying, in England, is by seizing the goods.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LEVY

lev'-i.

See WAR.

Greek
5056. telos -- an end, a toll
... act or state (termination (literally, figuratively or indefinitely), result (immediate,
ultimate or prophetic), purpose); specially, an impost or levy (as paid ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4371. mekes -- computation, proportion to be paid, tax
... 4370, 4371. mekes. 4372 . computation, proportion to be paid, tax. Transliteration:
mekes Phonetic Spelling: (meh'-kes) Short Definition: levy. ...
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4522. mas -- body of forced laborers, forced service, taskworkers ...
... 1), taskmasters* (1), tribute (1). discomfited, levy, taskmaster, tributary.
Or mic {mees}; from macac; properly, a burden (as causing ...
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7311. rum -- to be high or exalted, rise
... 1), exalt (11), exaltation (1), exalted (29), exalts (5), extol (5), extolled (1),
haughty (5), heights (1), held (1), high (10), higher (2), levy (1), lift (19 ...
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4864. maseth -- an uprising, utterance, burden, portion
... Word Origin from nasa Definition an uprising, utterance, burden, portion NASB Word
Usage burden (1), cloud (2), gift (1), gifts (2), levy (2), lifting (1 ...
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5927. alah -- to go up, ascend, climb
... to, make to) come (up), cut off, dawn, depart, exalt, excel, fall, fetch up, get
up, (make to) go (away, up); grow (over) increase, lay, leap, levy, lift (self ...
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Library

That the Present Public Resolutions, Expressed in the Commission's ...
... That The Present Public Resolutions, Expressed In The Commission's Answer To The
Parliament's Query, And The Act Of The Levy, Do Not Exclude That Party. ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/section ii that the present.htm

List of Authorities
... Lenormant: Chaldean Magic. Levi: Historia Religionis Judæorum. Levy: Neuhebr. u.
Chaldäisch. Wörterbuch. Levy: Chaldäisch. Wörterb. über die Targumim. ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/list of authorities.htm

The Secular Clergy
... to use the episcopal patronage and to fill up vacant canonries and benefices with
its own followers, and it often took the opportunity to levy upon the ...
/.../medley/the church and the empire/chapter iv the secular clergy.htm

In God's Name I Beseech You Let Prayer Nourish Your Soul as Your ...
... The great business of praying is a hurried, petty, starved, beggarly business with
most men. St. Paul calls a halt, and lays a levy on men for prayer. ...
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The Transplanting of Congregationalism
... judges. And further, James positively refused to admit that with Parliament
alone rested the power to levy imposts and duties. After ...
/.../chapter ii the transplanting of.htm

The Tears of the Penitent.
... contented himself with sending his troops against Ammon, and "tarried still at
Jerusalem." At all events, the story brings into sharp contrast the levy en masse ...
/.../maclaren/the life of david/xiii the tears of the penitent.htm

The Gathering Storm
... a herald had proclaimed to the people that, owing to the necessities of the imperial
exchequer, the great Emperor Theodosius had decided to levy a subsidy on ...
/.../chapter i the gathering storm.htm

First Catechetical Lecture of Our Holy Father Cyril,
... For as those who are going to make a levy for war examine the ages and the bodies
of those who are taking service, so also the Lord in enlisting souls examines ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/first catechetical lecture of our.htm

To Amphilochius the Younger. Ep. Ix.
... This privilege was, however, abolished by Julian, and was restored by Valentinian
and Valens: but the collectors of revenue often tried to levy it on them in ...
/.../select letters of saint gregory nazianzen/section 5 to amphilochius the.htm

A Strange Battle
... His first act was to muster the nation, not as a military levy but as suppliants,
'to seek help of the Lord.' The enemy was camping down by the banks of the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/a strange battle.htm

Thesaurus
Levy (19 Occurrences)
... Solomon raised a "great levy" of 30,000 men, about two per cent. ... Noah Webster's
Dictionary. 1. (n.) The act of collecting by authority; as, the levy of taxes. ...
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Levy-service (1 Occurrence)
Levy-service. Levy, Levy-service. Lewd . Multi-Version Concordance
Levy-service (1 Occurrence). 1 Kings 4:6 and Ahishar ...
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Levied (5 Occurrences)
... (imp. & pp) of Levy. Multi-Version Concordance ... (DBY). 1 Kings 5:13 And king Solomon
raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men. ...
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Conscripted (4 Occurrences)
... Conscripted (4 Occurrences). 1 Kings 5:13 King Solomon raised a levy out of
all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men. (See NIV). ...
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Laborers (19 Occurrences)
... labor. (See NIV). 1 Kings 5:13 King Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel;
and the levy was thirty thousand men. (See NAS NIV). ...
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Adoniram (4 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Adoram, 1 Kings 12:18), the son of Abda, was
"over the tribute," ie, the levy or forced labour. He was ...
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Ador'am (2 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Ador'am (2 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 20:24 and Adoram was
over the levy; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder; (See RSV). ...
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Adoni'ram (2 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Adoni'ram (2 Occurrences). 1 Kings 4:6 and Ahishar was
over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the levy. (See RSV). ...
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Rehobo'am (42 Occurrences)
... (See RSV). 1 Kings 12:18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the levy;
and all Israel stoned him with stones, so that he died. ...
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Millo (9 Occurrences)
... In 1 Kings 9:15, Solomon raised a levy "to build the house of Yahweh, and his own
house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem," etc.; in 9:24, "Pharaoh's ...
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Concordance
Levy (19 Occurrences)

Numbers 31:28
Levy a tribute to Yahweh of the men of war who went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the cattle, and of the donkeys, and of the flocks:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Numbers 31:37
and Yahweh's tribute of the sheep was six hundred seventy-five.
(See NAS)

Numbers 31:38
The cattle were thirty-six thousand; of which Yahweh's tribute was seventy-two.
(See NAS)

Numbers 31:39
The donkeys were thirty thousand five hundred; of which Yahweh's tribute was sixty-one.
(See NAS)

Numbers 31:40
The persons were sixteen thousand; of whom Yahweh's tribute was thirty-two persons.
(See NAS)

Numbers 31:41
Moses gave the tribute, which was Yahweh's wave offering, to Eleazar the priest, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
(See NAS)

2 Samuel 20:24
and Adoram was over the levy; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
(DBY JPS)

1 Kings 4:6
and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the levy-service.
(DBY JPS)

1 Kings 5:13
King Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

1 Kings 5:14
And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses: a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home: and Adoniram was over the levy.
(KJV JPS DBY WBS RSV)

1 Kings 9:15
This is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised, to build the house of Yahweh, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

1 Kings 9:21
their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel were not able utterly to destroy, of them did Solomon raise a levy of bondservants to this day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)

1 Kings 12:18
And king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the levy; but all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. And king Rehoboam hastened to mount his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
(DBY JPS)

2 Kings 23:33
Pharaoh Necoh put him in bonds at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of one hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 8:8
of their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel consumed not, of them did Solomon raise a levy of bondservants unto this day.
(ASV JPS RSV)

2 Chronicles 10:18
And king Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was over the levy; but the children of Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. And king Rehoboam hastened to mount his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
(DBY JPS)

2 Chronicles 24:6
And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and unto him: 'Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the tax of Moses the servant of the LORD, and of the congregation of Israel, for the tent of the testimony?'
(See NAS)

2 Chronicles 24:9
They made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in for Yahweh the tax that Moses the servant of God laid on Israel in the wilderness.
(See NAS)

2 Chronicles 36:3
The king of Egypt deposed him at Jerusalem, and fined the land one hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.
(See NIV)

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Levied (5 Occurrences)

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Adoni'ram (2 Occurrences)

Rehobo'am (42 Occurrences)

Millo (9 Occurrences)

Labor (181 Occurrences)

Bondservants (39 Occurrences)

Hazor (19 Occurrences)

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Thorn (30 Occurrences)

Raise (175 Occurrences)

Lewd (37 Occurrences)

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Leave (341 Occurrences)

Levity (2 Occurrences)

Impose (12 Occurrences)

Fought (109 Occurrences)

Taskmaster (3 Occurrences)

Tithe (30 Occurrences)

Exterminate (8 Occurrences)

Distrain (1 Occurrence)

Donkeys (71 Occurrences)

Menahem (8 Occurrences)

Megid'do (12 Occurrences)

Bond-service (1 Occurrence)

Beeves (6 Occurrences)

Bondservice (1 Occurrence)

Breeches (6 Occurrences)

Abda (2 Occurrences)

Asses (68 Occurrences)

Ahi'shar (1 Occurrence)

Ahi'lud (5 Occurrences)

Stranger (152 Occurrences)

Syria (73 Occurrences)

Supporting (31 Occurrences)

Hador'am (4 Occurrences)

Hadoram (5 Occurrences)

Nose (23 Occurrences)

Hastened (48 Occurrences)

Flesh (468 Occurrences)

Megiddo (13 Occurrences)

Flocks (128 Occurrences)

Number (2370 Occurrences)

Palace (194 Occurrences)

Remaining (87 Occurrences)

Unable (102 Occurrences)

Oxen (176 Occurrences)

Haste (106 Occurrences)

Goats (134 Occurrences)

Gezer (14 Occurrences)

Levies (1 Occurrence)

Slaves (119 Occurrences)

Utterly (170 Occurrences)

Army (401 Occurrences)

Battle (282 Occurrences)

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Flock (242 Occurrences)

History (57 Occurrences)

Wall (227 Occurrences)

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Build (242 Occurrences)

Government (20 Occurrences)

Tax (43 Occurrences)

War (529 Occurrences)

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