Lighten
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To descend; to light.

2. (v. i.) To burst forth or dart, as lightning; to shine with, or like, lightning; to display a flash or flashes of lightning; to flash.

3. (v. i.) To grow lighter; to become less dark or lowering; to brighten; to clear, as the sky.

4. (v. t.) To make light or clear; to light; to illuminate; as, to lighten an apartment with lamps or gas; to lighten the streets.

5. (v. t.) To illuminate with knowledge; to enlighten.

6. (v. t.) To emit or disclose in, or as in, lightning; to flash out, like lightning.

7. (v. t.) To free from trouble and fill with joy.

8. (v. t.) To make lighter, or less heavy; to reduce in weight; to relieve of part of a load or burden; as, to lighten a ship by unloading; to lighten a load or burden.

9. (v. t.) To make less burdensome or afflictive; to alleviate; as, to lighten the cares of life or the burden of grief.

10. (v. t.) To cheer; to exhilarate.

Greek
797. astrapto -- to lighten, flash forth
... to lighten, flash forth. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: astrapto Phonetic
Spelling: (as-trap'-to) Short Definition: I flash, am lustrous Definition: I ...
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2893. kouphizo -- to make light (in weight)
... to make light (in weight). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kouphizo Phonetic
Spelling: (koo-fid'-zo) Short Definition: I lighten Definition: I lighten ...
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1546. ekbole -- a throwing out, ie spec. a throwing overboard (of ...
... ekbole Phonetic Spelling: (ek-bol-ay') Short Definition: a throwing out, a jettisoning
Definition: a throwing out, a jettisoning of cargo to lighten a ship. ...
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5316. phaino -- to bring to light, to cause to appear
... Prolongation for the base of phos; to lighten (shine), ie Show (transitive or
intransitive, literal or figurative) -- appear, seem, be seen, shine, X think. ...
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4160. poieo -- to make, do
... continue, deal, + without any delay, (would) do(-ing), execute, exercise, fulfil,
gain, give, have, hold, X journeying, keep, + lay wait, + lighten the ship ...
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1823. exastrapto -- to flash or gleam like lightning, be radiant
... glistening. From ek and astrapto; to lighten forth, ie (figuratively) to be radiant
(of very white garments) -- glistening. see GREEK ek. see GREEK astrapto. ...
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602. apokalupsis -- an uncovering
... appearing, coming, manifestation, revelation. From apokalupto; disclosure -- appearing,
coming, lighten, manifestation, be revealed, revelation. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
965. bazaq -- a lightning flash
... flash of lightning. From an unused root meaning to lighten; a flash of lightning --
flash of lightning. 964, 965. bazaq. 966 . Strong's Numbers.
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7043. qalal -- to be slight, swift or trifling
... cursed (16), curses (8), cursing (2), despise (1), despised (2), ease (1), easier
(1), easy (2), insignificant (1), light a thing (1), lighten (5), lightly ...
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5050. nagah -- to shine
... enlighten, cause to shine. A primitive root; to glitter; causatively, to illuminate --
(en-)lighten, (cause to) shine. 5049, 5050. nagah. 5051 . ...
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1299. baraq -- to flash (of lightning)
... root Definition to flash (of lightning) NASB Word Usage flash forth (1). cast forth.
A primitive root; to lighten (lightning) -- cast forth. 1298, 1299. ...
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Library

A Light to Lighten the Gentiles
... A Light to Lighten the Gentiles. PG ...
/.../bevan/hymns of ter steegen suso and others/a light to lighten the.htm

Carol. CMD A Light to Lighten the Gentiles.
... 95 Carol. CMD A Light to Lighten the Gentiles. A Light to Lighten the Gentiles.
(203) The race that long in darkness pine Have seen ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/95 carol c m d a light.htm

Psalm LXVII.
... granted by Himself.... 2. "Lighten His countenance upon us." Thou wast
perchance going to enquire, what is "bless us"? In many ways ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm lxvii.htm

Teaching in the Temple on the Octave of the Feast of Tabernacles.
... were made wide within and narrow without, it was the opposite in the Temple of Solomon,
because the light issuing from the Sanctuary was to lighten that which ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter viii teaching in the.htm

December the Nineteenth the Sun of Righteousness
... DECEMBER The Nineteenth THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. "A light to lighten the
Gentiles." "Luke 2:25-40. That was the wonder of wonders. ...
/.../my daily meditation for the circling year/december the nineteenth the sun.htm

Epiphany 92. From the Eastern Mountains
... Ere the worlds began,. Draw thou near, and lighten. Every heart of man. There their
Lord and Savior. ... Onward on their way,. Ever now to lighten. Nations from afar ...
/.../epiphany 92 from the eastern.htm

Heaven.
... CHRIST THE GLORY OF HEAVEN. "For the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is
the light thereof." Mark, though now there shall be no need of temple, sun ...
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Consolation Proportionate to Spiritual Sufferings
... SEEK ye rest from your distresses ye children of woe and sorrow ? This is the
place where ye may lighten your burden, and lose your cares. ...
/.../consolation proportionate to spiritual sufferings.htm

The Dedication
... in peace, according to Thy word: for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou
hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles ...
//christianbookshelf.org/white/the desire of ages/chapter 5 the dedication.htm

Sin Overcoming and Overcome
... that you have an element of demerit and of liability to consequent evil and suffering
which you are perfectly powerless to touch or to lighten in the slightest ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/sin overcoming and overcome.htm

Thesaurus
Lighten (19 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To make light or clear; to light; to illuminate; as, to lighten
an apartment with lamps or gas; to lighten the streets. ...
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Lightens (4 Occurrences)
... world. (Root in WEB DBY NAS RSV). 2 Samuel 22:29 For Thou art my lamp, O LORD;
and the LORD doth lighten my darkness. (See RSV). Psalms ...
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Lightened (11 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Lighten. Multi-Version Concordance
Lightened (11 Occurrences). Luke 11:34 The lamp of the ...
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Lighted (36 Occurrences)

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Jettison (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (v.) To discard; To disencumber; as, to jettison goods
in order to lighten a vessel in danger of wreck. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Lighter (10 Occurrences)
... people at all times; and it hath come to pass, every great matter they bring in
unto thee, and every small matter they judge themselves; and lighten it from ...
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Likenesses (4 Occurrences)
... shall make images of your tumors, and images of your mice that mar the land; and
you shall give glory to the God of Israel: perhaps he will lighten his hand ...
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Israel (27466 Occurrences)
... and the other tribes broke out anew, and Jeroboam was sent for from Egypt by the
malcontents (12:2, 3). Rehoboam insolently refused to lighten the burdensome ...
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Tumors (8 Occurrences)
... shall make images of your tumors, and images of your mice that mar the land; and
you shall give glory to the God of Israel: perhaps he will lighten his hand ...
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Task (37 Occurrences)
... at all times; and it shall be that they shall bring to thee every great matter,
and that they shall judge every small matter, and they shall lighten the task ...
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Concordance
Lighten (19 Occurrences)

Luke 2:32
A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
(KJV WBS)

Acts 27:18
And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;
(Root in KJV WEY WBS)

Acts 27:38
When they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 21:23
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 18:22
that they may judge the people at all times; and it shall be that they shall bring to thee every great matter, and that they shall judge every small matter, and they shall lighten the task on thee, and they shall bear it with thee.
(DBY YLT)

1 Samuel 6:5
Therefore you shall make images of your tumors, and images of your mice that mar the land; and you shall give glory to the God of Israel: perhaps he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

2 Samuel 22:29
For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

1 Kings 12:4
Thy father made our yoke grievous; and now lighten thou the grievous servitude of thy father and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.
(DBY NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 12:9
And he said to them, What advice give ye that we may return answer to this people who have spoken to me saying, Lighten the yoke which thy father put upon us?
(DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 12:10
And the young men that had grown up with him spoke to him saying, Thus shalt thou say to this people that have spoken to thee saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, and lighten thou it for us, thus shalt thou say to them: My little finger is thicker than my father's loins;
(DBY RSV)

2 Chronicles 10:4
Thy father made our yoke grievous; and now lighten the grievous servitude of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.
(DBY NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 10:9
And he said to them, What advice give ye that we may return answer to this people, who have spoken to me saying, Lighten the yoke which thy father put upon us?
(DBY NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 10:10
And the young men that had grown up with him spoke to him saying, Thus shalt thou say to the people who have spoken to thee saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, and lighten thou it for us, thus shalt thou say to them: My little finger is thicker than my father's loins;
(DBY RSV)

Ezra 9:8
Now for a little moment grace has been shown from Yahweh our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Nehemiah 9:12
And by a pillar of cloud Thou hast led them by day, and by a pillar of fire by night, to lighten to them the way in which they go.
(YLT)

Psalms 13:3
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 18:28
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
(Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Psalms 97:4
His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
(Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Jonah 1:5
Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man to his god. They threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten it. But Jonah had gone down into the innermost parts of the ship, and he was laying down, and was fast asleep.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

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