Pricks
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Pricks

The points with which ox-goads were armed, by kicking against which a refractory bullock only hurt itself the more. Hence a proverb, found in Greek and Latin as well as in Hebrew, applied to those who resist lawful authority, or the power of God, Acts 9:5 26:14. Compare Job 15:25-26. See OX.

Strong's Hebrew
7899. sek -- a thorn
... a thorn. Transliteration: sek Phonetic Spelling: (sake) Short Definition: pricks.
Word Origin from an unused word Definition a thorn NASB Word Usage pricks (1). ...
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Christ's Remonstrances
... it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.'"Acts 26:14. 'Can the
Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?' No. ...
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What is the Usefulness of those vices which are Natural to Us.
... naturally excited? Do not we also see that the deadly pricks of anger already
exist in full vigour likewise in little children? and ...
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Acts xxv. 23
... the chief priests as witnesses, and the "strange cities," and that he heard Him
saying to him, "It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks," and shows the ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily lii acts xxv 23.htm

The Figurative Language of Scripture.
... But it may be embodied in a sentence, thus: "It is hard for thee to kick against
the pricks" (Acts 26:14), where Saul's conduct in persecuting Christ's ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxxv the figurative language.htm

On the Perfection of Patience.
... that evil, admitted no remedy of penitence, nor any healing plaster, so those also
who have given themselves up to be smitten by the same pricks, exclude all ...
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Matt. xii. 33
... first; just as he that treads [1732] on fire burns up himself, and he that smites
adamant spites himself, and he that kicks against the pricks draws blood from ...
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The Conversion of Saul of Tarsus
... it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.""Acts 26:14. ... "Saul, Saul, why
persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.". ...
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His Own Sufferings: Exhortation to Stedfastness.
... as ye know, by the will of God, spared Daniel, but by beasts in the shape of men,
in whom the merciless wild beast himself lies hid, and pricks and wounds me ...
/.../chapter i his own sufferings exhortation.htm

Order and Argument in Prayer
... ungenerous and undeserved. Alas for a man when his wine-cup mocks him with
vinegar, and his pillow pricks him with thorns! The patriarch ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 12 1866/order and argument in prayer.htm

The Same Continued.
... [952] "It is hard to kick against the pricks;" [953] it is hard to disbelieve Christ;
it is hard to reject the preaching of the apostles. Footnotes: ...
/.../chapter viii the same continued.htm

Thesaurus
Pricks (4 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Pricks (4 Occurrences). ... And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom
thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. (KJV YLT). ...
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Prick (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (v.) That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing;
a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer. ...
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Kick (8 Occurrences)
... The words seem to mean that Paul's paroxysm of persecution was a painful as well
as profitless resistance to the pricks of conscience by which God was leading ...
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Persecutest (7 Occurrences)
... And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick
against the pricks. ... it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. ...
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Point (106 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt & i.) To appoint. 2. (n.) That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of
anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin. ...
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Persecute (48 Occurrences)
... And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick
against the pricks. ... it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. ...
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Thorn (30 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Fig.: That which pricks or annoys as a thorn; anything troublesome; trouble;
care. 4. (n.) The name of the Anglo-Saxon letter /, capital form /. ...
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Vex (20 Occurrences)
... ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall
come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your ...
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Goad (2 Occurrences)
... The expression (Acts 9:5, omitted in the RV), "It is hard for thee to kick against
the pricks", ie, against the goad, was proverbial for unavailing resistance ...
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Whips (6 Occurrences)
... God will no more drive these nations from out of your sight; but they shall be a
snare and a trap unto you, and a scourge in your sides, and pricks in your eyes ...
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Concordance
Pricks (4 Occurrences)

Acts 9:5
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
(KJV YLT)

Acts 26:14
And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
(KJV YLT)

Numbers 33:55
"But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those you let remain of them will be as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they will harass you in the land in which you dwell.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Joshua 23:13
know for a certainty that Jehovah your God will no more drive these nations from out of your sight; but they shall be a snare and a trap unto you, and a scourge in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which Jehovah your God hath given you.
(See JPS)

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Pricks

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