Pound
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Pound

  1. A weight. [See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES AND MEASURES]
  2. A sum of money put in the Old Testament, (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Nehemiah 7:71) for the Hebrew maneh , worth in silver about . In the parable of the ten pounds, (Luke 19:12-27) the reference appears to be to a Greek pound, a weight used as a money of account, of which sixty went to the talent. It was worth to .
ATS Bible Dictionary
Pound

A weight and a sum of money, put, in the Old Testament, 1 Kings 10:17 Ezra 2:69 Nehemiah 7:71, for the Hebrew MANEH, which see; and in the New Testament, for the Attic MINA, which was equivalent to one hundred drachmae, or about fourteen dollars.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) A weight. Hebrews maneh, equal to 100 shekels (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Nehemiah 7:71, 72). Gr. litra, equal to about 12 oz. avoirdupois (John 12:3; 19:39).

(2.) A sum of money; the Gr. mna or mina (Luke 19:13, 16, 18, 20, 24, 25). It was equal to 100 drachmas, and was of the value of about 3 dollars, 6s. 8d. of our money. (see MONEY.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat.

2. (v. t.) To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt.

3. (v. i.) To strike heavy blows; to beat.

4. (v. i.) To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds.

5. (n.) An enclosure, maintained by public authority, in which cattle or other animals are confined when taken in trespassing, or when going at large in violation of law; a pinfold.

6. (n.) A level stretch in a canal between locks.

7. (n.) A kind of net, having a large enclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.

8. (v. t.) To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.

9. (n.) Plural of Pound

10. (n.) A certain specified weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces.

11. (n.) A British denomination of money of account, equivalent to twenty shillings sterling, and equal in value to about USD4.86. There is no coin known by this name, but the gold sovereign is of the same value.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
POUND

pound (maneh; mna, litra; Latin, libra): Pound does not correctly represent the Hebrew maneh, which was more than a pound (see MANEH). The litra of John 12:3 and 19:39 is the Roman pound (libra) of 4,950 grains, which is less than a pound troy, being about 10 1/3 oz. In a monetary sense (its use in Luke 19:13-25) it is the mna, or maneh, which was either of silver or gold, the former, which is probably the one referred to by Luke, being equal to 6, 17 British pounds, or about USD33 (in 1915); the latter 102, 10 British pounds or USD510 (in 1915).

See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

Figurative: "Pound," like "talent," is used in the New Testament for intellectual gifts and spiritual endowments, as in the passage given above.

H. Porter

Greek
3046. litra -- a pound (in weight, by Rom. standards)
... litra. 3047 . a pound (in weight, by Rom. ... Word Origin of Latin origin Definition
a pound (in weight, by Rom. standards) NASB Word Usage pound (1), pounds (1). ...
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3414. mna -- a mina (Gr. monetary unit)
... monetary unit) NASB Word Usage mina (4), minas (5). pound, mina. Of Latin origin;
a mna (ie Mina), a certain weight -- pound. (mna) -- 3 Occurrences. ...
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4141. plesso -- to strike
... smite, strike. Apparently another form of plasso (through the idea of flattening
out); to pound, ie (figuratively) to inflict with (calamity) -- smite. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3806. kathash -- to pound, pound fine, bray
... 3805, 3806. kathash. 3807 . to pound, pound fine, bray. Transliteration: kathash
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-thash') Short Definition: pound. Word Origin a prim ...
/hebrew/3806.htm - 5k

1743. duk -- to pound, beat
... 1742, 1743. duk. 1744 . to pound, beat. Transliteration: duk Phonetic Spelling:
(dook) Short Definition: beat. Word Origin of uncertain ...
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4488. maneh -- maneh, mina (a measure of weight or money)
... maneh, pound. From manah; properly, a fixed weight or measured amount, ie (techn.)
A maneh or mina -- maneh, pound. see HEBREW manah. 4487, 4488. maneh. 4489 ...
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7554. raqa -- to beat, stamp, beat out, spread out
... A primitive root; to pound the earth (as a sign of passion); by analogy to expand
(by hammering); by implication, to overlay (with thin sheets of metal) -- beat ...
/hebrew/7554.htm - 6k

6360. pattish -- a forge hammer
... 3). hammer. Intensively from an unused root meaning to pound; a hammer --
hammer. 6359, 6360. pattish. 6361 . Strong's Numbers.
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5203. natash -- to leave, forsake, permit
... A primitive root; properly, to pound, ie Smite; by implication (as if beating out,
and thus expanding) to disperse; also, to thrust off, down, out or upon ...
/hebrew/5203.htm - 6k

Library

To J. Tarn, Esq. , Under-Treasurer of the British and Foreign ...
... diet, servants, and baggage fees at Stade on the Hanoverian coast, 1 pound, 9s,
0d. ... for lodging, diet, and valet de place, 1 pound, 19s, 0d. ...
/.../borrow/letters of george borrow/to j tarn esq under-treasurer.htm

The Parable of the Pounds.
... And the first came before him, saying, 'Lord, thy pound hath made ten pounds more.'
And he said unto him, 'Well done, thou good servant: because thou wast ...
//christianbookshelf.org/barton/his life/the parable of the pounds.htm

Parable of the Talents (Matt. , xxv. , 14-30) Compared with that ...
... In the latter, each of the servants receives the same sum, one pound, and their
position in the kingdom is assigned according to their gains. ...
/.../section 257 parable of the.htm

The Trading Servants
... VOLUME II: ST. LUKE Chaps. XIII to XXIV THE TRADING SERVANTS. 'Then came the
first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.... ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/the trading servants.htm

The Time of the Reckoning.
... And, seeing what they had done, to him who had made the one pound ten pounds, rendering
praise in the words, "Well done, thou good servant, because thou wast ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/12 the time of the.htm

Of Lies are Many Sorts, which Indeed All...
... not the honor of their own soul, and the brightness of their divine ancestry: then
speaking of Dictinius's Book, which is called "the Pound," because it treats ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/against lying/section 4 of lies are.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xix. 21,"Go, Sell that Thou Hast ...
... For if thou wert to give a pound of silver, and to receive a pound of gold, with
how great joy wouldest thou be possessed? Examine and question avarice. ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon xxxvi on the words.htm

Ciii. Zacchæus. Parable of the Pounds. Journey to Jerusalem.
... given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by
trading.16 And the first came before him, saying, Lord, thy pound hath made ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/ciii zacchaeus parable of the.htm

Of Removing Tithes.
... Beans."See Pease. Bees. Tithes are not payable of Bees, but for their honey and
wax by the tenth measure and tenth pound.1 Roll. Abr.651.3 Cro.404, 559. ...
/.../prideaux/directions to church-wardens/8 of removing tithes.htm

The Servants and the Pounds.
... Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. ... And the
second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. ...
/.../arnot/the parables of our lord/xxx the servants and the.htm

Thesaurus
Pound (13 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles
with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt. ...
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Pounds (16 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Plural of Pound. 2. (n.) Plural of Pound. ... Luke
19:16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. ...
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Drams (6 Occurrences)
... Ezra 2:69 They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore
and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one ...
/d/drams.htm - 8k

Sir (90 Occurrences)
... fourfold.' (YLT). Luke 19:16 "So the first came and said, "'Sir, your pound
has produced ten pounds more.' (WEY YLT NIV). Luke 19:18 ...
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Gained (66 Occurrences)
... business. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV). Luke 19:16 Then came the first,
saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. (KJV WBS). ...
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Grain (413 Occurrences)
... wheat. 7,000 grains constitute the pound avoirdupois, and 5,760 grains
the pound troy. A grain is equal to .0648 gram. See Gram. ...
/g/grain.htm - 39k

Weight (143 Occurrences)
... John 12:3 Availing herself of the opportunity, Mary took a pound weight of pure
spikenard, very costly, and poured it over His feet, and wiped His feet with ...
/w/weight.htm - 43k

Maneh (1 Occurrence)
... Portion (Ezek. 45:12), rendered "pound" (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Nehemiah 7:71,
72), a weight variously estimated, probably about 2 1/2 or 3 lbs. ...
/m/maneh.htm - 8k

Produced (39 Occurrences)
... abundantly. (See NIV). Luke 19:16 "So the first came and said, "'Sir, your
pound has produced ten pounds more.' (WEY DBY). Luke 19 ...
/p/produced.htm - 18k

Bray (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A harsh, grating, or discordant sound; the cry
of a donkey. 2. (vt) To pound, beat, rub, or grind small or fine. ...
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Concordance
Pound (13 Occurrences)

Luke 19:13
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
(Root in KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 19:16
Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 19:18
And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 19:20
And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 19:24
And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT RSV)

John 12:3
Mary, therefore, took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

John 19:39
Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred Roman pounds.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 10:17
And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
(KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT)

Ezra 2:69
They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests' garments.
(KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Nehemiah 7:71
And some of the chief of the fathers gave to the treasure of the work twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand and two hundred pound of silver.
(KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Nehemiah 7:72
And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pound of silver, and threescore and seven priests' garments.
(KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Proverbs 27:22
Even if a foolish man is crushed with a hammer in a vessel among crushed grain, still his foolish ways will not go from him.
(See NAS)

Song of Songs 5:4
My beloved thrust his hand in through the latch opening. My heart pounded for him.
(Root in WEB NIV)

Subtopics

Pound

Pound in John the Weight Was Equivalent to About Twelve Ounces

Pound in Luke the Greek Word "Mina" is Translated "Pound" and Worth Approximately One-Hundred Denarii

Pound: The Hebrew Word "Maneh" is Translated "Pound"

Related Terms

Pounds (16 Occurrences)

Drams (6 Occurrences)

Sir (90 Occurrences)

Gained (66 Occurrences)

Grain (413 Occurrences)

Weight (143 Occurrences)

Maneh (1 Occurrence)

Produced (39 Occurrences)

Bray (3 Occurrences)

As (39600 Occurrences)

Pounce (2 Occurrences)

Treasure (66 Occurrences)

Threescore (87 Occurrences)

Quarter (33 Occurrences)

Value (138 Occurrences)

Keeper (72 Occurrences)

Napkin (3 Occurrences)

Nard (5 Occurrences)

Odour (43 Occurrences)

Opportunity (35 Occurrences)

Odor (46 Occurrences)

Leader (183 Occurrences)

Wiped (25 Occurrences)

Wedge (3 Occurrences)

Wrapt (4 Occurrences)

Wipe (24 Occurrences)

Work (4564 Occurrences)

Instructing (14 Occurrences)

Fragrance (63 Occurrences)

Talent (16 Occurrences)

Earned (6 Occurrences)

Expensive (6 Occurrences)

Dram

Dry (217 Occurrences)

During (182 Occurrences)

Mortar (16 Occurrences)

Mina (6 Occurrences)

Powder (14 Occurrences)

Perfumed (10 Occurrences)

Penny (14 Occurrences)

Pestle (1 Occurrence)

Price (181 Occurrences)

Pin (10 Occurrences)

Pint (1 Occurrence)

Pounded (3 Occurrences)

Pure (160 Occurrences)

Poured (155 Occurrences)

Composition (2 Occurrences)

Compound (3 Occurrences)

Costly (26 Occurrences)

Cloth (57 Occurrences)

Absence (5 Occurrences)

Availing (1 Occurrence)

Standard (42 Occurrences)

Soap (4 Occurrences)

Sovereign (209 Occurrences)

Spikenard (4 Occurrences)

Smell (77 Occurrences)

Sterling (1 Occurrence)

Shekel (37 Occurrences)

Shilling (8 Occurrences)

Anointed (132 Occurrences)

Banking

Ointment (29 Occurrences)

Herself (121 Occurrences)

Gain (142 Occurrences)

Perfume (202 Occurrences)

Standing (334 Occurrences)

Bank (28 Occurrences)

Filled (336 Occurrences)

Gold (429 Occurrences)

Lying (203 Occurrences)

Taking (445 Occurrences)

Oil (281 Occurrences)

Pounding (4 Occurrences)

Trade (33 Occurrences)

Hair (135 Occurrences)

Mary (50 Occurrences)

Precious (128 Occurrences)

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