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Living Creature


liv'-ing kre'-tur:

(1) (nephesh chayyah, or nephesh hachayyah (nephesh, "breath" or "living things"; chayyah, "living"; compare Arabic nefs, "breath," chaiy, "living")): In the account of the creation this term is used of aquatic animals (Genesis 1:21), of mammals (Genesis 1:24) and of any animals whatsoever (Genesis 2:19).

(2) ([chayyoth], plural of chayyah): The name of the "living creatures" of Ezekiel 1:5-25, which had wings and the faces of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle; compare Ezekiel 10:1-22.

(3) (zoon, "living thing," "animal"): The four "living creatures" (the King James Version "beasts") of Revelation 4:6, etc., the first like a lion, the second like a calf, the third having a face as of a man, and the fourth like an eagle, having each six wings.


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2226. zoon -- a living creature
... a living creature. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: zoon Phonetic Spelling:
(dzo'-on) Short Definition: an animal Definition: an animal, living ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5315. nephesh -- a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire ...
... herself (12), Himself (4), himself (19), human (1), human being (1), hunger (1),
life (146), life* (1), lifeblood* (2), lives (34), living creature (1), longing ...
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2416. chay -- alive, living
... whether literally or figuratively -- + age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company,
congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance ...
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2421b. chayyah -- living thing, animal
... thing, animal NASB Word Usage animals (2), appetite (1), beast (27), beasts (43),
creature (2), creatures (3), life (9), life* (1), live* (1), living beings (15 ...
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Noah and the Great Flood
... stories. For I am about to bring floods of water upon the earth to destroy
every living creature in which is the breath of life. Every ...
/.../ childrens bible/noah and the great flood.htm

The Sign for Man and the Remembrancer for God
... Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish my covenant with
you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature that is ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the sign for man and.htm

Concerning the Energies in Our Lord Jesus Christ.
... Life itself, it should be observed, is energy, yea, the primal energy of the living
creature and so is the whole economy of the living creature, its functions ...
/.../john/exposition of the orthodox faith/chapter xv concerning the energies in.htm

... the cherubim are termed "the living creature:" this enables us to identify the
"four beasts" of Rev.4:6 for rendered literally the Greek reads "four living ...
// four gospels/introduction.htm

The Six Days' Work Described.
... And God created great whales, and every living creature that creepeth, which the
waters brought forth after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind ...
/.../theophilus/theophilus to autolycus/chapter xi the six days work.htm

John Chapter viii. 12
... Is there no distinction between the living creature made after the image of
God, and the living creature made subject to the image of God? ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xxxiv john chapter viii.htm

Man and Machinery.
... MAN AND MACHINERY. For the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels."EZEKIEL,
i.20. ... "For the spirit of the living creature is in the wheels.". ...
/.../chapin/humanity in the city/discourse ii man and machinery.htm

But when the Living Father Perceived that the Soul was in ...
... [1498] Moreover, he maintains that every soul, yea, every living creature
that moves, partakes of the substance of the good Father. ...
/.../the acts of the disputation with the heresiarch manes/8 but when the living.htm

Our Death.
... Applying our definition of life to the soul as a living creature, it follows that
the soul lives only when it moves, when acts proceed from it, and energies ...
// work of the holy spirit/xvi our death.htm

On Living Without God
... any man be in Christ," a true believer in him, "he is a new creature: Old things ...
to judge those that are without." Nor do I conceive that any man living has a ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 125 on living without.htm

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