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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A person having a common right or privilege with another; a partner.

2. (n.) One who is in pursuit of the same object as another; one striving to reach or obtain something which another is attempting to obtain, and which one only can posses; a competitor; as, rivals in love; rivals for a crown.

3. (a.) Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions.

4. (v. t.) To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love.

5. (v. t.) To strive to equal or excel; to emulate.

6. (v. i.) To be in rivalry.

Strong's Hebrew
6887d. tsarar -- to make a rival wife
... 6887c, 6887d. tsarar. 6888 . to make a rival wife. Transliteration: tsarar
Short Definition: rival. Word Origin denominative verb ...
/hebrew/6887d.htm - 5k

6869b. tsarah -- one who vexes, a rival wife
... 6869a, 6869b. tsarah. 6870 . one who vexes, a rival wife. Transliteration:
tsarah Short Definition: rival. Word Origin from tsarar ...
/hebrew/6869b.htm - 5k

8402. Tibni -- a rival of Omri
... 8401, 8402. Tibni. 8403 . a rival of Omri. Transliteration: Tibni Phonetic
Spelling: (tib-nee') Short Definition: Tibni. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/8402.htm - 6k

6869. tsarah -- straits, distress
... Feminine of tsar; tightness (ie Figuratively, trouble); transitively, a female rival --
adversary, adversity, affliction, anguish, distress, tribulation ...
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8474. tacharah -- habergeon
... habergeon A facitious root from charah through the idea of the heat of jealousy;
to vie with a rival -- close, contend. see HEBREW charah. 8473, 8474. ...
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Divine Love Endures no Rival
... Divine Love Endures No Rival. Love is the Lord whom I obey, ... Our hearts, their
scantiness is such,. Bear not the conflict of two rival tides. ...
/.../divine love endures no rival.htm

The Rival Empresses --Pulcheria and Eudocia
AND EUDOCIA. Beside the deathbed of the gentle Arcadius ...
/.../brittain/women of early christianity/x the rival empressespulcheria and.htm

Marcion's Object in Adulterating the Gospel no Difference Between ...
... the Gospel. No Rival Christ Admissible. The Connection of the True Christ
with the Dispensation of the Old Testament Asserted. But ...
/.../the five books against marcion/chapter vi marcions object in adulterating.htm

The Lateness of the Revelation of Marcion's God the Question of ...
... Marcion. Chapter XV."The Lateness of the Revelation of Marcion's God
The Question of the Place Occupied by the Rival Deities. ...
/.../tertullian/the five books against marcion/chapter xv the lateness of the.htm

The Marcionite Interpretation of God and Mammon Refuted the ...
... When, therefore, He lays down the position that God is one, since He would have
been sure to mention [4783] the Creator if He were Himself a rival [4784] to Him ...
/.../chapter xxxiii the marcionite interpretation of.htm

John the Baptist
... When the people thought to find in John the promised Messiah, with unparalleled
self-effacement he pointed them to his rival and rejoiced in that rival's ...
/.../rhees/the life of jesus of nazareth/vi john the baptist.htm

Contrasted Services
... His kingdom was nearly wrecked at the very beginning of his reign, and was saved
much more by the folly of his rival than by his own wisdom. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/contrasted services.htm

Marcion's Christ not the Subject of Prophecy the Absurd ...
... who had also in His Christ dispensations of His own to carry out); so that, after
the completion and accomplishment of the entire plan of the rival God and the ...
/.../the five books against marcion/chapter iv marcions christ not the.htm

The Personal History of Herod - the Two Worlds in Jerusalem.
... lasting. Aristobulus, the brother and defeated rival of Hyrcanus, was still
alive, and his sons were even more energetic than he. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter ii the personal history.htm

Whether Envy is a Kind of Sorrow?
... good name in so far as it diminishes the good name a man desires to have, it follows
that a man is envious of those only whom he wishes to rival or surpass in ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether envy is a kind.htm

Rival (5 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority;
as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions. ...Rival (5 Occurrences). ...
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Parthians (1 Occurrence)
... This empire stretched from the Euphrates to the confines of India and the Oxus,
and for centuries was the rival of Rome, and more than once proved her match on ...
/p/parthians.htm - 16k

Judith (1 Occurrence)
... to be, and its capital was destroyed.) He calls upon the peoples living in the western
country, including Palestine, to help him to subdue a rival king whose ...
/j/judith.htm - 27k

Abishai (25 Occurrences)
... Joab he put down the revolt against David of Sheba, a man of Benjamin (2 Samuel
20:6, 10), at which Joab treacherously slew Amasa his cousin and rival, as he ...
/a/abishai.htm - 19k

Sadducees (14 Occurrences)
... SADDUCEES. sad'-u-sez (tsadduqim; Saddoukaioi): I. INTRODUCTORY 1. Name: Rival
Etymologies. ... I. Introductory. 1. Name: Rival Etymologies. ...
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Fret (9 Occurrences)
... (2) Intransitive, it is the translation of ra`am, "to rage," Hiphil, "to provoke
to anger" (1 Samuel 1:6, "Her rival provoked her sore, to make her fret"); of ...
/f/fret.htm - 13k

Punishment (417 Occurrences)
... DIFFICULTIES AND OBJECTIONS-RIVAL HYPOTHESES 1. Universal Salvation 2. Annihilation
3. Second Probation IV. ... III. Difficulties and Objections-Rival Hypotheses. ...
/p/punishment.htm - 62k

Everlasting (192 Occurrences)
... DIFFICULTIES AND OBJECTIONS-RIVAL HYPOTHESES 1. Universal Salvation 2. Annihilation
3. Second Probation IV. ... III. Difficulties and Objections-Rival Hypotheses. ...
/e/everlasting.htm - 68k

Rehoboam (42 Occurrences)
... It is therefore easy to suppose that Jeroboam, finding himself in straits in holding
his own against his rival, Rehoboam, called in the aid of his former ...
/r/rehoboam.htm - 34k

... She allowed, if not persuaded, Nero to give her husband a commission in the distant
province of Lusitania. Her jealousy could tolerate no possible rival. ...
/n/nero.htm - 41k

Rival (5 Occurrences)

Leviticus 18:18
"'You shall not take a wife to her sister, to be a rival, to uncover her nakedness, while her sister is yet alive.

1 Samuel 1:6
Her rival provoked her sore, to make her fret, because Yahweh had shut up her womb.

1 Samuel 1:7
as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of Yahweh, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 2:32
And thou shalt behold the affliction of my habitation, in all the wealth which God'shall give Israel; and there shall not be an old man in thy house for ever.
(See JPS)

Ezekiel 31:8
The cedars in the garden of God could not hide it; the fir trees were not like its boughs, and the plane trees were not as its branches; nor was any tree in the garden of God like it in its beauty.



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