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1. (a.) Belonging to, or concerning, an individual person, company, or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected with others; personal; one's own; not public; not general; separate; as, a man's private opinion; private property; a private purse; private expenses or interests; a private secretary.

2. (a.) Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer.

3. (a.) Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life.

4. (a.) Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding.

5. (a.) Having secret or private knowledge; privy.

6. (n.) A secret message; a personal unofficial communication.

7. (n.) Personal interest; particular business.

8. (n.) Privacy; retirement.

9. (n.) One not invested with a public office.

10. (n.) A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer.

11. (n.) The private parts; the genitals.

2399. idiotes -- a private or unskilled person
... a private or unskilled person. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration:
idiotes Phonetic Spelling: (id-ee-o'-tace) Short Definition: an amateur, layman ...
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2398. idios -- one's own, distinct
... one's own, distinct. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: idios Phonetic Spelling:
(id'-ee-os) Short Definition: one's own, private, personal Definition ...
// - 8k

2651. katamonas -- alone.
... Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: katamonas Phonetic Spelling: (kat-am-on'-
as) Short Definition: alone, apart, in private Definition: along, apart, in ...
// - 6k

4972. sphragizo -- to seal
... From sphragis; to stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation
(literally or figuratively); by implication, to keep secret, to attest ...
// - 8k

2596. kata -- down, against, according to
... inasmuch* (2), individually* (1), just (2), like (4), more (1), motives (1), natural*
(1), off (2), one* (2), outwardly* (1), over (3), private* (1), privately ...
// - 9k

4434. ptochos -- (of one who crouches and cowers, hence) beggarly ...
... mendicancy, although also used in a qualified or relative sense; whereas penes properly
means only straitened circumstances in private), literally (often as ...
// - 8k

2927. kruptos -- hidden
... hidden, inward, secret. From krupto; concealed, ie Private -- hid(-den),
inward(-ly), secret. see GREEK krupto. (krupta) -- 4 Occurrences. ...
// - 6k

5225. huparcho -- to begin, to be ready or at hand, to be
... to be NASB Word Usage been (2), being (9), belonging (1), exist (1), existed (1),
gone (1), live (1), owned (1), possess (1), possessions (11), private means (1 ...
// - 8k

3067. loutron -- a washing, a bath
... washing, washing. Cognate: 3067 -- properly, a bath, public or private (both
were very common in NT times). See 3068 (). Word Origin ...
// - 6k

3441. monos -- alone
... word Definition alone NASB Word Usage alone (31), even (1), just (2), mere (1),
merely (2), only (18), only one (1), only thing (1), private (1), themselves* (1 ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
4016. mabush -- private parts, genitalia
... 4015, 4016. mabush or mabush. 4017 . private parts, genitalia. Transliteration:
mabush or mabush Phonetic Spelling: (maw-boosh') Short Definition: genitals ...
/hebrew/4016.htm - 6k

7873. sig -- pursuing
... Word Origin the same as sig, qv. pursuing From suwg; a withdrawal (into a private
place) -- pursuing. see HEBREW suwg. 7872, 7873. sig. 7874 . Strong's Numbers
/hebrew/7873.htm - 5k

3908. lachash -- a whispering, charming
... From lachash; properly, a whisper, ie By implication, (in a good sense) a private
prayer, (in a bad one) an incantation; concretely, an amulet -- charmed ...
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5959. almah -- a young woman, a virgin
... damsel, maid, virgin. Feminine of elem; a lass (as veiled or private) -- damsel,
maid, virgin. see HEBREW elem. 5958, 5959. almah. 5960 . Strong's Numbers.
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4370. miknas -- an undergarment
... breeches. From kamac in the sense of hiding; (only in dual) drawers (from concealing
the private parts) -- breeches. see HEBREW kamac. 4369, 4370. ...
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Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion
Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. <. Book of Hymns
for Public and Private Devotion Various. Produced by ...
// of hymns for public and private devotion/

Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life
Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life. <. Private Thoughts Upon a Christian
Life William Beveridge. Table of Contents. Title Page. THE PREFACE. ...
// thoughts upon a christian life/

Of a Private Fast.
... THE PRACTICE OF PIETY. I. Of a Private Fast. That we may rightly perform ...
4:16.). 3. Of the Manner of a Private Fast. The true manner ...
// practice of piety/i of a private fast.htm

A Private Enquiry
... A Private Enquiry. A Sermon ... I am sure that what is wanted with our religious reading
is time for private thought. We put into the mill more than it grinds. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 37 1891/a private enquiry.htm

To the Rev. A. Brandram (Private)
... To the Rev. A. Brandram (Private). (Endorsed: recd. ... I call this letter private, but
communicate such parts of it as you think proper. (UNSIGNED.). ...
/.../borrow/letters of george borrow/to the rev a brandram 63.htm

Whether it is Lawful for a Private Individual to Kill a Man who ...
... OF MURDER (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether it is lawful for a private individual
to kill a man who has sinned? Objection 1: It would seem ...
/...// theologica/whether it is lawful for 2.htm

The Private Thoughts and Words of Jesus
... The Private Thoughts and Words of Jesus. A Sermon (No.2212). Intended for Reading
on Lord's-Day, July 12th, 1891,. Delivered by. ... The conversation was private. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 37 1891/the private thoughts and words.htm

Look at that which the Private Christian is to do to his Neighbor. ...
... Address 190: Look at that which the private Christian is to do to his
neighbor� Look at that which the private Christian is to ...
/.../address 190 0 0 look at that.htm

Private Prayer, and Public Worship.
... VII. PRIVATE PRAYER, AND PUBLIC WORSHIP. "And, as His custom was, He went
into the synagogue on the Sabbath day.""Luke 4:16. "He ...
/.../percival/sermons at rugby/vii private prayer and public.htm

Meditation ix. Private Instruction and Consecrations.
... MEDITATION IX. Private Instruction and Consecrations. ... All that Jesus did upon this
occasion was done in private, and taught equally in private. ...
/.../meditation ix private instruction and.htm

Private (32 Occurrences)
... or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected with others; personal; one's own;
not public; not general; separate; as, a man's private opinion; private...
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Aqueduct (4 Occurrences)
... sis'-tern: Use of Terms 1. General 2. Wells or Cylindrical Cisterns 3. Private Cisterns
4. Public Cisterns 5. Pools and Aqueducts 6. Figurative Uses LITERATURE ...
/a/aqueduct.htm - 23k

Cistern (21 Occurrences)
... sis'-tern: Use of Terms 1. General 2. Wells or Cylindrical Cisterns 3. Private Cisterns
4. Public Cisterns 5. Pools and Aqueducts 6. Figurative Uses LITERATURE ...
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Privy (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Assigned to private uses; not public; private; as, the privy purse. ... 3.
(a.) Appropriated to retirement; private; not open to the public. ...
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Well (2882 Occurrences)
... sis'-tern: Use of Terms 1. General 2. Wells or Cylindrical Cisterns 3. Private Cisterns
4. Public Cisterns 5. Pools and Aqueducts 6. Figurative Uses LITERATURE ...
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Pool (25 Occurrences)
... sis'-tern: Use of Terms 1. General 2. Wells or Cylindrical Cisterns 3. Private Cisterns
4. Public Cisterns 5. Pools and Aqueducts 6. Figurative Uses LITERATURE ...
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Job (60 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly
as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt ...
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Taxing (3 Occurrences)
... any kind of levies unnecessary, with the rise of individualism, the prorata setting
aside, for common uses, of certain possessions held as private property by ...
/t/taxing.htm - 35k

Tax (43 Occurrences)
... any kind of levies unnecessary, with the rise of individualism, the prorata setting
aside, for common uses, of certain possessions held as private property by ...
/t/tax.htm - 47k

Privately (29 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (adv.) In a private manner; not openly; without
the presence of others. 2. (adv.) In a manner affecting ...
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Private (32 Occurrences)

Matthew 6:6
But when you make your prayer, go into your private room, and, shutting the door, say a prayer to your Father in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will give you your reward.

Matthew 17:19
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, "Why weren't we able to cast it out?"

Matthew 18:15
And if your brother does wrong to you, go, make clear to him his error between you and him in private: if he gives ear to you, you have got your brother back again.

Mark 4:34
Without a parable he didn't speak to them; but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

Luke 8:3
and Joanna, the wife of Chuzas, Herod's steward; Susanna; and many others; who served them from their possessions.
(See NAS)

Luke 9:18
It happened, as he was praying alone, that the disciples were with him, and he asked them, "Who do the multitudes say that I am?"
(See NIV)

Luke 12:3
Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light. What you have spoken in the ear in the inner chambers will be proclaimed on the housetops.
(See RSV)

John 7:10
When however His brothers had gone up to the Festival, then He also went up, not openly, but as it were privately.
(Root in WEY RSV)

Acts 2:46
And, day by day, attending constantly in the Temple with one accord, and breaking bread in private houses, they took their meals with great happiness and single-heartedness,

Acts 5:42
But they did not desist from teaching every day, in the Temple or in private houses, and telling the Good News about Jesus, the Christ.

Acts 23:19
The commanding officer took him by the hand, and going aside, asked him privately, "What is it that you have to tell me?"

Galatians 2:2
I went up by revelation, and I laid before them the Good News which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately before those who were respected, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain.

Philippians 2:4
Not looking everyone to his private good, but keeping in mind the things of others.

2 Timothy 3:6
Among them are included the men who make their way into private houses and carry off weak women as their prisoners--women who, weighed down by the burden of their sins, are led by ever-changing caprice,

2 Peter 1:20
knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of private interpretation.

Genesis 17:11
In the flesh of your private parts you are to undergo it, as a mark of the agreement between me and you.

Genesis 17:23
And Abraham took Ishmael, his son, and all whose birth had taken place in his house, and all his servants whom he had made his for a price, every male of his house, and on that very day he gave them circumcision in the flesh of their private parts as God had said to him.

Genesis 43:30
Joseph hurried, for his heart yearned over his brother; and he sought a place to weep. He entered into his room, and wept there.
(See NIV)

Exodus 4:25
Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cutting off the skin of her son's private parts, and touching his feet with it, she said, Truly you are a husband of blood to me.

Deuteronomy 23:1
No man whose private parts have been wounded or cut off may come into the meeting of the Lord's people.

Deuteronomy 25:11
If two men are fighting, and the wife of one of them, coming to the help of her husband, takes the other by the private parts;

Judges 3:24
Now when he had gone, the king's servants came, and saw that the doors of the summer-house were locked; and they said, It may be that he is in his summer-house for a private purpose.

1 Samuel 18:25
And Saul said, Then say to David, The king has no desire for any bride-price, but only for the private parts of a hundred Philistines so that the king may get the better of his haters. But it was in Saul's mind that David might come to his end by the hands of the Philistines.

1 Samuel 18:27
So David and his men got up and went, and put to death two hundred of the Philistines; and David took their private parts and gave the full number of them to the king, so that he might be the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him his daughter Michal for his wife.

1 Samuel 24:3
And on the way he came to a place where sheep were kept, where there was a hollow in the rock; and Saul went in for a private purpose. Now David and his men were in the deepest part of the hollow.

2 Samuel 3:14
And David sent men to Saul's son Ish-bosheth, saying, Give me back Michal, my wife, whom I made mine for the price of the private parts of a hundred Philistines.

2 Kings 15:5
And the Lord sent disease on the king and he became a leper, and to the day of his death he was living separately in his private house. And Jotham his son was over his house, judging the people of the land.

1 Chronicles 29:3
And because this house of God is dear to me, I give my private store of gold and silver to the house of my God, in addition to all I have got ready for the holy house;

2 Chronicles 26:21
So King Uzziah was a leper till the day of his death, living separately in his private house; for he was cut off from the house of God; and Jotham his son was ruling over his house, judging the people of the land.

2 Chronicles 31:3
And he gave the king's part of his private property for the burned offerings, that is, for the morning and evening offerings, and the offerings for the Sabbath and the new moons and the regular feasts, as it is recorded in the law of the Lord.

2 Chronicles 35:7
And Josiah gave lambs and goats from the flock as Passover offerings for all the people who were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand oxen: these were from the king's private property.

Proverbs 18:1
He who keeps himself separate for his private purpose goes against all good sense.



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