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Prevent

In the Bible means, not to hinder, but to proceed, Psalm 59:10 1 Thessalonians 4:15; to anticipate, Psalm 119:147,148 Matthew 17:25; or to seize, 2 Samuel 22:6 Job 30:27.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To go before; to precede; hence, to go before as a guide; to direct.

2. (v. t.) To be beforehand with; to anticipate.

3. (v. t.) To intercept; to hinder; to frustrate; to stop; to thwart.

4. (v. i.) To come before the usual time.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PREVENT

pre-vent' (qadham; prophthano, phthano): "Prevent" occurs in the King James Version in the literal but obsolete sense of "to come or go before," "to anticipate," not in the sense of "to hinder." It is the translation of qadham, "to be sharp," "to be in front," "to be beforehand" (2 Samuel 22:6, 19, the Revised Version (British and American) "came upon" Job 3:12, the Revised Version (British and American) "receive"; 30:27, "are come upon"; 41:11, "first given"; Psalm 18:5, 18, "came upon"; 21:3, the American Standard Revised Version "meetest"; 59:10, the American Standard Revised Version "meet"; 79:8, the American Standard Revised Version "meet"; 88:13, "come before"; 119:147, 148, the American Standard Revised Version "anticipated"; Isaiah 21:14, "did meet"; Amos 9:10, the American Standard Revised Version "meet"). In the New Testament prophthano, with same meaning, is translated "prevent" (Matthew 17:25, "Jesus prevented him," the Revised Version (British and American) "spake first to him"); phthano (1 Thessalonians 4:15, "shall not prevent," the Revised Version (British and American) "shall in no wise precede"). "Prevent" in the above sense occurs in The Wisdom of Solomon 6:13, the Revised Version (British and American) "forestalleth" (phthano); 16:28, "we must prevent the sun to give thee thanks," the Revised Version (British and American) "rise before."

W. L. Walker

Greek
2967. koluo -- to hinder
... to hinder. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: koluo Phonetic Spelling:
(ko-loo'-o) Short Definition: I prevent, hinder Definition: I prevent, debar, hinder ...
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1254. diakoluo -- to hinder
... to hinder. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diakoluo Phonetic Spelling:
(dee-ak-o-loo'-o) Short Definition: I obstinately prevent, hinder Definition: I ...
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4399. prophthano -- to anticipate
... anticipate, prevent. From pro and phthano; to get an earlier start of, ie Anticipate --
prevent. see GREEK pro. see GREEK phthano. (proephthasen) -- 1 Occurrence ...
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328. anazonnumi -- to gird up
... gird up, brace up Definition: I gird up, brace up (with a view to active exertion);
a metaphor from the girding of the flowing tunic, to prevent its hampering ...
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1581. ekkopto -- to cut off, cut down, cut out, fig. to frustrate
... of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ekkopto Phonetic Spelling: (ek-kop'-to) Short
Definition: I cut out, cut off Definition: I cut out (off, away), remove, prevent ...
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5348. phthano -- to come before (another), anticipate, arrive
... Apparently a primary verb; to be beforehand, ie Anticipate or precede; by extension,
to have arrived at -- (already) attain, come, prevent. ...
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271. amethustos -- amethyst
... amethyst. From a (as a negative particle) and a derivative of methuo; the "amethyst"
(supposed to prevent intoxication) -- amethyst. see GREEK a. ...
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5083. tereo -- to watch over, to guard
... to theoreo); to guard (from loss or injury, properly, by keeping the eye upon; and
thus differing from phulasso, which is properly to prevent escaping; and ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6923. qadam -- to come or be in front, meet
... go, flee before, disappoint, meet, prevent. A primitive root; to project
(one self), ie Precede; hence, to anticipate, hasten, meet ...
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3069. Yhvh -- God
... God A variation of Yhovah (used after 'Adonay, and pronounced by Jews as 'elohiym,
in order to prevent the repetition of the same sound, since they elsewhere ...
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1115. bilti -- not, except
... 2), except (3), except* (1), less than* (1), moreover (1), neither (1), no (15),
no longer (1), no* (1), nor (2), nothing (3), other than (1), prevent* (2), so ...
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5414. nathan -- to give, put, set
... 1), permit (2), pierce (1), pitch (1), place (13), placed (19), planted (1), pledged
(2), pledged* (1), present (2), presented (1), prevent* (2), produces (1 ...
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Library

To Prevent all This, and Make Thee a Child of the First ...
... Address 194: To prevent all this, and make thee a child of the first
resurrection� To prevent all this, and make thee a child ...
/.../address 194 0 0 to prevent all.htm

Now, to Prevent any one from Thinking that we have Devised what is ...
... Book V. 29 Now, to prevent any one from thinking that we have devised
what is so impious� Now, to prevent any one from thinking ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/29 now to prevent any.htm

To Prevent any one from Being Checked in the Exercise of Mercy...
... by St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan. Book I. Chapter XII. To prevent any one
from being checked in the exercise of mercy� To prevent ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter xii to prevent any.htm

This, However, Does not Prevent us from Praying Specially for ...
... Of Prayer. John Calvin Chapter 39 This, however, does not prevent us from
praying specially for ourselves� This, however, does ...
/.../of prayer--a perpetual exercise of faith/chapter 39 this however does.htm

Where Sin Occurs God Cannot Wisely Prevent It.
... XIII. WHERE SIN OCCURS GOD CANNOT WISELY PREVENT IT. ... Which is true; that the sinner
can not possibly forbear to sin, or that God can not prevent his sinning? ...
/.../finney/sermons on gospel themes/xiii where sin occurs god.htm

Unknown or Ambiguous Signs Prevent Scripture from Being Understood ...
... Book II. Chapter 10."Unknown or Ambiguous Signs Prevent Scripture from Being
Understood. 15. Now there are two causes which prevent ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 10 unknown or ambiguous signs.htm

To Prevent Ambiguity, we must Begin with Clear Definition.
... The Stromata, or Miscellanies. Chapter IV."To Prevent Ambiguity, We Must
Begin with Clear Definition. For every question is solved ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter iv to prevent ambiguity we.htm

None of These Answers Will You Give Us. You Turn to Other Things ...
... us. You turn to other things, and by your tricks and shew of words prevent
us from paying close attention to the question. What! ...
/.../5 none of these answers.htm

Now There are Two Causes which Prevent what is Written from Being ...
... Book 2 Chapter 15. Now there are two causes which prevent what is written
from being understood� 15. Now there are two causes ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 15 now there are.htm

But, Supposing that These Things do not at all Hinder or Prevent ...
... Book II. 11 But, supposing that these things do not at all hinder or prevent
your being bound� But, supposing that these things ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/11 but supposing that these.htm

Thesaurus
Prevent (32 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To intercept; to hinder; to frustrate; to stop; to thwart. 4. (vi) To come
before the usual time. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PREVENT. ...
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Muzzle (4 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A fastening or covering (as a band or cage) for the mouth of an
animal, to prevent eating or vicious biting. 4. (vt) To ...
/m/muzzle.htm - 9k

Save (375 Occurrences)
... 5. (v.) To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from
doing something; to spare. 6. (v.) To hinder from doing ...
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Stop (108 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of;
to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to ...
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Quarter (33 Occurrences)
... shorter. 9. (n.) The encampment on one of the principal passages round a
place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys. 10. ...
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Lock (6 Occurrences)
... 10. (vt) To fasten with a lock, or as with a lock; to make fast; to prevent free
movement of; as, to lock a door, a carriage wheel, a river, etc. 11. ...
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Guard (185 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts
of violence, or the like. 3. (n.) To protect the edge of, esp. ...
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Forbid (46 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable
river forbids the approach of the army. 5. (vt) To accurse; to blast. ...
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Deter (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (vt) To prevent by fear; to hinder or prevent from
action by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc. ...
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Prevented (19 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Prevent. Multi-Version Concordance
Prevented (19 Occurrences). Matthew 3:14 But John would ...
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Concordance
Prevent (32 Occurrences)

Matthew 3:14
But John would have hindered him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?"
(See NAS RSV)

Matthew 13:15
For this people's mind is stupefied, their hearing has become dull, and their eyes they have closed; to prevent their ever seeing with their eyes, or hearing with their ears, or understanding with their minds, and turning back, so that I might heal them.'
(WEY)

Mark 3:9
So He gave directions to His disciples to keep a small boat in constant attendance on Him because of the throng--to prevent their crushing Him.
(WEY)

Mark 9:38
John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone who doesn't follow us casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow us."
(See NAS)

Luke 9:49
John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow with us."
(See NAS)

Luke 18:5
yet because she annoys me I will give her justice, to prevent her from constantly coming to pester me.'"
(WEY)

John 11:37
But others of them asked, "Was this man who opened the blind man's eyes unable to prevent this man from dying?"
(WEY)

John 18:36
Jesus answered, "My Kingdom is not of this world. If my Kingdom were of this world, then my servants would fight, that I wouldn't be delivered to the Jews. But now my Kingdom is not from here."
(See NIV)

John 19:31
The Jews, therefore, that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, since it was the preparation, (for that sabbath day was a great one,) asked of Pilate that their legs may be broken, and they taken away.
(See RSV)

Acts 4:17
But to prevent the matter spreading any further among the people, let us stop them by threats from speaking in the future in this name to any one whatever."
(WEY)

Acts 8:36
So they proceeded on their way till they came to some water; and the eunuch exclaimed, "See, here is water; what is there to prevent my being baptized?"
(WEY NAS RSV)

Acts 24:23
And he gave orders to the Captain that Paul was to be kept in custody, but be treated with indulgence, and that his personal friends were not to be prevented from showing him kindness.
(Root in WEY NAS RSV)

Acts 27:42
The soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swim out and escape.
(See NIV)

Acts 28:27
For this people's mind has grown callous, their hearing has become dull, and their eyes they have closed; to prevent their ever seeing with their eyes, or hearing with their ears, or understanding with their minds, and turning back, so that I might cure them.'
(WEY)

1 Corinthians 1:29
to prevent any mortal man from boasting in the presence of God.
(WEY)

Galatians 5:17
For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire.
(See RSV)

Colossians 2:4
I say this to prevent your being misled by any one's plausible sophistry.
(WEY)

1 Thessalonians 2:16
for they still try to prevent our preaching to the Gentiles so that they may find salvation. They thus continually fill up the measure of their own sins, and God's anger in its severest form has overtaken them.
(WEY)

1 Thessalonians 4:15
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
(KJV)

2 Peter 1:8
If these things exist in you, and continually increase, they prevent your being either idle or unfruitful in advancing towards a full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(WEY)

Revelation 7:1
After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree.
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 28:32
Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people; and your eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day: and there shall be nothing in the power of your hand.
(See RSV)

2 Samuel 14:11
Then she said, "Please let the king remember Yahweh your God, that the avenger of blood destroy not any more, lest they destroy my son." He said, "As Yahweh lives, there shall not one hair of your son fall to the earth."
(See NIV)

1 Kings 15:17
Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not allow anyone to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
(See NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 16:1
In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not allow anyone to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
(See NAS NIV)

Nehemiah 5:9
Also I said, The thing that you do is not good: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?
(See RSV)

Job 3:12
Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?
(KJV)

Psalms 59:10
The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
(KJV)

Psalms 79:8
O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.
(KJV)

Psalms 88:13
But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.
(KJV)

Psalms 119:148
Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
(KJV)

Amos 9:10
All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
(KJV)

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