Robber
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) One who robs; in law, one who feloniously takes goods or money from the person of another by violence or by putting him in fear.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ROBBER; ROBBERY

rob'-er, rob'-er-i: "Robber" represents no particular Hebrew word in the Old Testament, but in the Apocrypha and the New Testament is always a translation of lestes (see THIEF). In the King James Version Job 5:5; Job 18:9, "robber" stands for the doubtful word tsammim, the Revised Version (British and American) "hungry" in J Obadiah 5:5 and "snare" in 18:9. The meaning is uncertain, and perhaps tseme'im, "thirsty," should be read in both places. Psalm 62:10, "Become not vain in robbery," means "put not your trust in riches dishonestly gained." RV's changes of the King James Version in Proverbs 21:7 Daniel 11:14 Nahum 3:1 are obvious. In Philippians 2:6 the King James Version reads "thought it not robbery to be equal with God." the English Revised Version has "a prize," while the English Revised Version margin and the American Standard Revised Version read "a thing to be grasped," the American Standard Revised Version rewording "counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped." The Greek here is harpagmos, a word derived from harpazo, "to ravish away," "carry off," "plunder" (compare "harpy"). Properly speaking, the termination -mos should give the derived noun an active sense, "the act of plundering," whence the King James Version's "robbery." The verse would then mean "who thought that being on an equality with God did not consist in grasping," and this translation gives good sense in the context and has some excellent scholarly support. But a passive significance is frequently found despite a -mos termination, giving to harpagmos the sense of "thing grasped," as in the Revised Version (British and American). Usually English commentators take "grasped" as meaning "clung to"-"did not think equality with God should be clung to tenaciously"-but "to cling to" seems unknown as a translation of harpazo. Hence, render "a thing to be grasped at"-did not seek equality with God by selfish methods but by humbling himself." It is to be noticed, naturally, that Paul is thinking of "equality with God" simply in the sense of "receiving explicit adoration from men" (Philippians 2:10, 11), and that the metaphysical relation of the Son to the Father is not at all in point.

See also GRASP.

Burton Scott Easton

Greek
3027. lestes -- a robber
... a robber. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: lestes Phonetic Spelling:
(lace-tace') Short Definition: a robber, brigand, bandit Definition: a ...
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912. Barabbas -- "son of Abba," Barabbas, the Isr. robber released ...
... robber released instead of Christ. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration:
Barabbas Phonetic Spelling: (bar-ab-bas') Short Definition: Barabbas ...
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727. harpax -- rapacious
... rapacious. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: harpax Phonetic Spelling:
(har'-pax) Short Definition: rapacious, ravenous, a robber, an extortioner ...
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2417. hierosulos -- robbing temples
... robber of temples. From hieron and sulao; a temple-despoiler -- robber of churches.
see GREEK hieron. see GREEK sulao. (ierosulous) -- 1 Occurrence. 2416, 2417 ...
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2416. hierosuleo -- to rob a temple
... rob temples, commit sacrilege. From hierosulos; to be a temple-robber (figuratively) --
commit sacrilege. see GREEK hierosulos. (ierosuleis) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6782. tsammim -- perhaps a snare, trap
... robber. From the same as tsammah; a noose (as fastening); figuratively, destruction --
robber. see HEBREW tsammah. 6781b, 6782. tsammim. 6783 . ...
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6530. parits -- violent one
... destroyer, ravenous, robber. From parats; violent, ie A tyrant -- destroyer, ravenous,
robber. see HEBREW parats. 6529, 6530. parits. 6531 . Strong's Numbers
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2863. chetheph -- prey
... prey. Transliteration: chetheph Phonetic Spelling: (kheh'-thef) Short Definition:
robber. Word Origin from chathaph Definition prey NASB Word Usage robber (1). ...
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7703. shadad -- to deal violently with, despoil, devastate, ruin
... dead, destroyer, oppress, robber, spoiler, utterly, lay waste. A primitive
root; properly, to be burly, ie (figuratively) powerful ...
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1980. halak -- to go, come, walk
... 2), patrolled (2), pressed heavier (1), proceed (2), proceed* (1), proceeded (4),
prowl (1), prowled (1), ran (3), resort (1), return* (1), robber (1), run (1 ...
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962. bazaz -- to spoil, plunder
... took as their plunder (1). catch, gather, take for a prey, robber, spoil,
take away, spoil, utterly. A primitive root; to plunder ...
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1121. ben -- son
... of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, X in, + kid, + lamb, (+)
man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, + rebel, + robber, X servant ...
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2541. chamots -- the ruthless (ones)
... oppressed. From chamets; properly, violent; by implication, a robber -- oppressed.
see HEBREW chamets. 2540, 2541. chamots. 2542 . Strong's Numbers.
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2412. Chatipha -- one of the Nethinim
... Hatipha. From chataph; robber; Chatipha, one of the Nethinim -- Hatipha. see HEBREW
chataph. 2411, 2412. Chatipha. 2413 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

Martin Converts a Robber to the Faith.
... Chapter V. Martin converts a Robber to the Faith. ... The robber, having led him to a
private place apart from the rest, began to enquire of him who he was. ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter v martin converts a.htm

Martin Demolishes an Altar Consecrated to a Robber.
... Chapter XI. Martin demolishes an Altar consecrated to a Robber. But let me proceed
to a description of other excellences which Martin displayed as a bishop. ...
/.../life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xi martin demolishes an.htm

And I Joseph Begged the Body of Jesus, and Put it in a New Tomb...
... put. And of the robber on the right the body was not found; but of him
on the left, as the form of a dragon, so was his body. And ...
/.../unknown/the narrative of joseph of arimathaea/chapter 4 and i joseph.htm

After I had Beheld These Things, as I was Going into Galilee with ...
... After I had beheld these things, as I was going into Galilee with Jesus and the
robber, Jesus was transfigured, and was not as formerly, before He was crucified ...
/.../unknown/the narrative of joseph of arimathaea/chapter 5 after i had.htm

The Penitent Thief
... He was a robber. The word means, not a petty thief, but a robber; and his
being put to such a terrible death shows the same thing. ...
/.../kingsley/the good news of god/sermon xxxi the penitent thief.htm

Having Therefore done Many and Dreadful Things against Jesus that ...
... And many other things he began to say against Jesus, blaspheming and gnashing his
teeth upon Him. For the robber was taken alive in the snare of the devil. ...
/.../the narrative of joseph of arimathaea/chapter 3 having therefore done.htm

Petilianus Said: "Which Holy Spirit Certainly Cannot Come on You.. ...
... the water of the traditor another, because Christ was not a traditor, why should
not the water of Christ be one thing, and the water of a robber another, since ...
/.../chapter 36 83 petilianus.htm

The Second Word
... It is, of course, useless to speculate on the antecedents of the robber (not "thief")
who turned to our Lord with the words, "Jesus, remember me when Thou ...
//christianbookshelf.org/beibitz/gloria crucis/iii the second word.htm

Three Afternoons Off the Track
... We thought the name appropriate. Cupid's Lake is peopled by Castes of various
persuasions; we made for the Robber quarter first. ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter ii three afternoons off.htm

The Penitent Thief. Ch. 23:39-43
... forgiving God. Then, here is a picture of the transforming power of Christ
who in an instant of time changed a robber into a saint. Most ...
/.../erdman/the gospel of luke an exposition/i the penitent thief ch.htm

Thesaurus
Robber (14 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ROBBER; ROBBERY. ... See also GRASP. Burton Scott
Easton. Multi-Version Concordance Robber (14 Occurrences). ...
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Rebellion (51 Occurrences)
... Rebellion (51 Occurrences). Matthew 26:55 In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes,
"Have you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize me? ...
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Fight (265 Occurrences)
... Matthew 26:55 Then said Jesus to the crowds, "Have you come out as if to fight
with a robber, with swords and bludgeons to apprehend me? ...
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Thief (41 Occurrences)
... Version uses "thief" indifferently for kleptes, and lestes, but the Revised Version
(British and American) always renders the latter word by "robber" (a great ...
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Robbery (18 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The act or practice of robbing; theft. 2. (n.) The crime of robbing.
See Rob. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ROBBER; ROBBERY. ...
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Clubs (7 Occurrences)
... (WEB NAS RSV NIV). Matthew 26:55 In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, "Have
you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize me? ...
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Swords (50 Occurrences)
... Matthew 26:55 In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, "Have you come
out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize me? ...
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Barabbas (10 Occurrences)
... Ie, son of Abba or of a father, a notorious robber whom Pilate proposed to condemn
to death instead of Jesus, whom he wished to release, in accordance with the ...
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Leading (101 Occurrences)
... (YLT). Matthew 26:55 In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, "Have you come
out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize me? ...
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Runner (5 Occurrences)
... on his way. (BBE). Proverbs 6:11 So shall thy poverty come as a robber,
And thy want as an armed man. (See JPS). Proverbs 24:34 So ...
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Concordance
Robber (14 Occurrences)

Matthew 24:43
But of this be assured, that if the master of the house had known the hour at which the robber was coming, he would have kept awake, and not have allowed his house to be broken into.
(WEY)

Matthew 26:55
In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, "Have you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize me? I sat daily in the temple teaching, and you didn't arrest me.
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Mark 14:48
Jesus answered them, "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to seize me?
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 12:39
Of this be sure, that if the master of the house had known what time the robber was coming, he would have kept awake and not have allowed his house to be broken into.
(WEY)

Luke 22:52
Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and elders, who had come against him, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

John 10:1
"Most certainly, I tell you, one who doesn't enter by the door into the sheep fold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 18:40
Then they all shouted again, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Corinthians 5:11
But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Don't even eat with such a person.
(See RSV)

Job 5:5
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.
(KJV WBS)

Job 18:9
The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.
(KJV WBS)

Proverbs 6:11
so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man.
(WEB ASV)

Proverbs 23:28
Yes, she lies in wait like a robber, and increases the unfaithful among men.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)

Proverbs 24:34
so your poverty will come as a robber, and your want as an armed man.
(WEB ASV NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 18:10
If he fathers a son who is a robber, a shedder of blood, and who does any one of these things,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)

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