Jump to: ISBEWebster'sConcordanceThesaurusGreekHebrewLibrarySubtopicsTermsResources
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided together. It differs from cord, line, and string, only in its size. See Cordage.

2. (n.) A row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.

3. (n.) The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.

4. (v. i.) To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.

5. (v. t.) To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods.

6. (v. t.) To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.

7. (v. t.) To partition, separate, or divide off, by means of a rope, so as to include or exclude something; as, to rope in, or rope off, a plot of ground; to rope out a crowd.

8. (v. t.) To lasso (a steer, horse).

9. (v. t.) To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters.

10. (v. t.) To prevent from winning (as a horse), by pulling or curbing.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

rop: Used in the Old Testament for chebhel, "that which binds" (2 Samuel 17:13, etc.), and for `abhoth, "that which is woven" (Judges 15:13, etc.). In neither word is any specified thickness or strength connoted, and chebhel is translated equally well by "line" (2 Samuel 8:2, etc.) or "cord" (Joshua 2:15, etc.), and `abhoth by "cord" (Psalm 118:27, etc.), as best suits the context. Similarly in the New Testament the word schoinion, literally, "made of rushes" can mean the rope by which a boat is fastened (Acts 27:32) or small cords suitable for a whip (John 2:15). The usual material for ropes was certainly flax (hemp), but the Egyptians, and so possibly the Hebrews, at times made ropes of leathern thongs.


Burton Scott Easton

4979. schoinion -- a rope (made of rushes)
... a rope (made of rushes). Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: schoinion
Phonetic Spelling: (skhoy-nee'-on) Short Definition: a cord, rope Definition: a ...
// - 6k

4553. sargane -- a plaited rope, hence a hamper, basket
... a plaited rope, hence a hamper, basket. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
sargane Phonetic Spelling: (sar-gan'-ay) Short Definition: a basket ...
// - 6k

2202. zeukteria -- bands, ropes
... band. Feminine of a derivative (at the second stage) from the same as zugos; a
fastening (tiller-rope) -- band. see GREEK zugos. (zeukterias) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
// - 6k

996. boetheia -- help
... help. From boethos; aid; specially, a rope or chain for frapping a vessel -- help.
see GREEK boethos. (boetheiais) -- 1 Occurrence. (boetheian) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
// - 7k

4522. sagene -- a dragnet
... From a derivative of satto (to equip) meaning furniture, especially a pack-saddle
(which in the East is merely a bag of netted rope); a "seine" for fishing ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
5364. niqpah -- an encircling rope
... 5363, 5364. niqpah. 5365 . an encircling rope. Transliteration: niqpah
Phonetic Spelling: (nik-paw') Short Definition: rope. Word ...
/hebrew/5364.htm - 6k

5688. aboth -- cord, rope, cordage
... aboth or aboth or abothah. 5689 . cord, rope, cordage. Transliteration: aboth
or aboth or abothah Phonetic Spelling: (ab-oth') Short Definition: cords. ...
/hebrew/5688.htm - 6k

2256. chebel -- cord, territory, band
... Or chebel {khay'-bel}; from chabal; a rope (as twisted), especially a measuring
line; by implication, a district or inheritance (as measured); or a noose (as ...
/hebrew/2256.htm - 6k

100. agmon -- a rush, bulrush
... Word Origin from the same as agam Definition a rush, bulrush NASB Word Usage bulrush
(2), reed (1), rope (1), rushes (1). bulrush, caldron, hook, rush. ...
/hebrew/100.htm - 6k

3499. yether -- remainder, excess, preeminence
... From yathar; properly, an overhanging, ie (by implication) an excess, superiority,
remainder; also a small rope (as hanging free) -- + abundant, cord, exceeding ...
/hebrew/3499.htm - 5k

2256a. chebel -- cord, territory, band
... cord (2), cords (13), group (2), line (4), lines (2), measurement (1), measuring
line (1), noose (1), portion (3), portions (2), region (5), rope (1), ropes (7 ...
/hebrew/2256a.htm - 5k

2254. chabal -- to bind, pledge
... A primitive root; to wind tightly (as a rope), ie To bind; specifically, by a pledge;
figuratively, to pervert, destroy; also to writhe in pain (especially of ...
/hebrew/2254.htm - 5k

2614. chanaq -- to strangle
... A primitive root (compare chanak); to be narrow; by implication, to throttle, or
(reflex.) To choke oneself to death (by a rope) -- hang self, strangle. ...
/hebrew/2614.htm - 6k

1379. gabal -- to bound, border
... A primitive root; properly, to twist as a rope; only (as a denominative from gbuwl)
to bound (as by a line) -- be border, set (bounds about). see HEBREW gbuwl. ...
/hebrew/1379.htm - 6k


A Startling Statement
... There was a short rope lying near by, and seizing this a man ran with his
companions to the point from which the man had jumped. ...
// judas iscariot/a startling statement.htm

Cast Your Eye Round the Room in which You Sit...
... If a man found a coil of rope in a desert he could at least think of all the things
that can be done with a coil of rope; and some of them might even be ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 17 cast your eye.htm

Rational Belief.
... They thought they had two ropes fastened to the car, but one of them only was fastened,
and they unfastened that one rope, and the balloon started to go up. ...
/.../moody/moodys anecdotes and illustrations/rational belief.htm

Personal Experience
... Above the chasm there seemed suspended a rope securely fastened and strong enough
to hold my weight, and it seemed that I could easily take hold of this rope ...
/.../byers/sanctification/chapter xiii personal experience.htm

John Chapter ii. 21-Dec
... For indeed every man twists for himself a rope by his sins: "Woe to them who draw
sins as a long rope?" [240] Who makes a long rope? He who adds sin to sin. ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate x john chapter ii.htm

Ye have Given no Heed to False Teachers.
... of God the Father, and drawn up on high by the instrument of Jesus Christ, which
is the cross, [543] making use of the Holy Spirit as a rope, while your faith ...
/.../the epistle of ignatius to the ephesians/chapter ix ye have given no.htm

The Story of the Stranger at the Well
... He was thirsty, too; and as he looked into the well he could see the water a hundred
feet below, but he had no rope with which to let down a cup or a jar to ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of the stranger.htm

Of the Care with which a Monk Should Preserve the Recollection of ...
... of God and are borne along, as it were, with their steps suspended on a line stretched
out on high, may be rightly compared to rope dancers, commonly called ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter ix of the care.htm

On God and his Perfections
... Now while one of these men is hanging over the fearful precipice, his life
is entirely in the hands of those holding the rope above. ...
/.../ catechism no 4/lesson 2 on god and.htm

To Bishop Iren??us.
... [1613] Matthew 10:23. [1614] The word in the text for basket is sargane, a basket
of twisted work (srg) commonly rope--the word used by St. ...
/.../theodoret/the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/iii to bishop irenaeus.htm

Rope (10 Occurrences)
... See Cordage. 2. (n.) A row or string consisting of a number of things united,
as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions. ...
/r/rope.htm - 11k

Rush-rope (1 Occurrence)
Rush-rope. Rushing, Rush-rope. Rust . Multi-Version Concordance
Rush-rope (1 Occurrence). Job 41:2 Wilt thou put a rush ...
/r/rush-rope.htm - 6k

Cart-rope (1 Occurrence)
Cart-rope. Cart, Cart-rope. Cart-ropes . Multi-Version Concordance
Cart-rope (1 Occurrence). Isaiah 5:18 Woe unto them ...
/c/cart-rope.htm - 6k

Drawer (1 Occurrence)
... In the case of a cistern or shallow well, an earthenware water jar or a bucket made
of tanned goats' skin is lowered into the water by a rope and then raised ...
/d/drawer.htm - 11k

Cord (47 Occurrences)
... Isaiah (5:18) says, "Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and
sin as it were with a cart rope." This verse is thus given in the Chaldee ...
/c/cord.htm - 27k

... The various fibers, mentioned above, to be made into thread, were gathered into
a loose rope which was wound around a distaff or about the left hand. ...
/s/spinning.htm - 9k

Sling (11 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel,
bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering. ...
/s/sling.htm - 12k

Water (4571 Occurrences)
... In the case of a cistern or shallow well, an earthenware water jar or a bucket made
of tanned goats' skin is lowered into the water by a rope and then raised ...
/w/water.htm - 23k

Whip (7 Occurrences)
... 8. (vt) To overlay (a cord, rope, or the like) with other cords going round and
round it; to overcast, as the edge of a seam; to wrap; -- often with about ...
/w/whip.htm - 11k

Cart (12 Occurrences)
... A "cart rope," for the purpose of fastening loads on carts, is used (Isaiah 5:18)
as a symbol of the power of sinful pleasures or habits over him who indulges ...
/c/cart.htm - 15k

Did the high priest have a rope tied to him when he entered the Holy of Holies? |

What is the significance of a scarlet thread? |

How can I gain an eternal perspective on life? |

Rope: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

Bible ConcordanceBible DictionaryBible EncyclopediaTopical BibleBible Thesuarus
Rope (10 Occurrences)

2 Corinthians 11:33
and through a window in a rope basket I was let down, through the wall, and fled out of his hands.

Exodus 28:14
and two chains of pure gold; you shall make them like cords of braided work: and you shall put the braided chains on the settings.
(See NIV)

Exodus 28:22
You shall make on the breastplate chains like cords, of braided work of pure gold.
(See NIV)

Exodus 39:15
They made on the breastplate chains like cords, of braided work of pure gold.
(See NIV)

Joshua 2:15
And she causeth them to go down by a rope through the window, for her house 'is' in the side of the wall, and in the wall she 'is' dwelling;

Job 18:10
A noose is hidden for him in the ground, a trap for him in the way.
(See RSV)

Job 41:1
Dost thou draw leviathan with an angle? And with a rope thou lettest down -- his tongue?

Job 41:2
Can you put a rope into his nose, or pierce his jaw through with a hook?

Isaiah 3:24
It shall happen that instead of sweet spices, there shall be rottenness; instead of a belt, a rope; instead of well set hair, baldness; instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth; and branding instead of beauty.

Isaiah 5:18
Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, and wickedness as with cart rope;



Rope of Affliction

Rope of Love

Rope of Temptations

Rope used in Casting Lots

Rope: Threefold

Rope: Worn on the Head As an Emblem of Servitude

Related Terms

Rush-rope (1 Occurrence)

Cart-rope (1 Occurrence)

Drawer (1 Occurrence)

Cord (47 Occurrences)


Sling (11 Occurrences)

Water (4571 Occurrences)

Whip (7 Occurrences)

Cart (12 Occurrences)

Hook (10 Occurrences)

Lay (524 Occurrences)

Worm (22 Occurrences)

Foul (41 Occurrences)

Thrum (2 Occurrences)

Tackle (1 Occurrence)

Tow (3 Occurrences)

Rebekah (31 Occurrences)

Rush (35 Occurrences)

Render (95 Occurrences)

Eye (145 Occurrences)

Bend (29 Occurrences)

Bridle (12 Occurrences)

Surge (6 Occurrences)

Slack (19 Occurrences)

Span (14 Occurrences)

Snake (43 Occurrences)

Swifter (6 Occurrences)

Strand (3 Occurrences)

Drag (19 Occurrences)

Line (131 Occurrences)

Rust (7 Occurrences)

Cords (80 Occurrences)

Halter (1 Occurrence)

Ropes (32 Occurrences)

Roots (31 Occurrences)

Yarn (37 Occurrences)

Viol (2 Occurrences)

Nettles (5 Occurrences)

Nip (1 Occurrence)

Necklace (9 Occurrences)

Jaw (6 Occurrences)

Jar (45 Occurrences)

Judas (42 Occurrences)

Lead (192 Occurrences)


Lash (2 Occurrences)

Log (12 Occurrences)

Lift (283 Occurrences)

Ladder (1 Occurrence)

Lizard (3 Occurrences)

Length (135 Occurrences)

Girding (8 Occurrences)

Garland (6 Occurrences)

Gallows (8 Occurrences)

Gather (251 Occurrences)

Graft (1 Occurrence)

Weak (102 Occurrences)

Warp (9 Occurrences)

Well-set (1 Occurrence)

Whirl (5 Occurrences)

Wall (227 Occurrences)

Wind (180 Occurrences)

Fast (157 Occurrences)

Fishing (4 Occurrences)

Fled (181 Occurrences)

Fox (2 Occurrences)

Fleet (7 Occurrences)

Top (880 Occurrences)

Tripping (1 Occurrence)

Tight (9 Occurrences)

Traveler (5 Occurrences)

Tongue (160 Occurrences)

Trip (4 Occurrences)

Rottenness (9 Occurrences)

Rouse (25 Occurrences)

Runner (5 Occurrences)

Rent (76 Occurrences)

Relax (5 Occurrences)

Rags (6 Occurrences)

Top of Page
Top of Page