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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v.) imp. of to slay; Slew.

2. (superl.) Moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion.

3. (superl.) Not happening in a short time; gradual; late.

4. (superl.) Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue.

5. (superl.) Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.

6. (superl.) Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.

7. (superl.) Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.

8. (superl.) Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull.

9. (adv.) Slowly.

10. (v. t.) To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.

11. (v. i.) To go slower; -- often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.

12. (n.) A moth.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SLOW

slo: Chiefly for 'erekh, literally, "long," in the phrase "slow to anger" (Nehemiah 9:17, etc.). In Exodus 4:10 Luke 24:25 James 1:19, for kabhedh; bradus, both meaning "heavy," "sluggish," while Sirach 7:35 uses "be slow" for okneo, "hesitate." In addition, the King James Version uses. "slow" for argos, "inactive," in The Wisdom of Solomon 15:15, "slow to go" (the Revised Version (British and American) "helpless for walking"), and in Titus 1:12, "slow bellies" (the Revised Version (British and American) "idle gluttons"). In Sirach 51:24, the King James Version has "be slow" for hustereo, "be lacking" (so the Revised Version (British and American)).

Greek
1021. bradus -- slow
... slow. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: bradus Phonetic Spelling:
(brad-ooce') Short Definition: slow Definition: slow, slow of understanding. ...
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1019. braduno -- to retard, to be slow
... to retard, to be slow. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: braduno Phonetic Spelling:
(brad-oo'-no) Short Definition: I am slow, I delay Definition: I am slow ...
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988. blasphemia -- slander
... Cognate: 988 (from , "sluggish/slow," and 5345 , "reputation, fame") -- - literally,
slow (sluggish) to call something (that ) -- and slow to identify what is ...
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3635. okneo -- to shrink (from doing), to hesitate (to do)
... to hesitate (to do). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: okneo Phonetic Spelling:
(ok-neh'-o) Short Definition: I delay, hesitate, am slow Definition: I delay ...
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692. argos -- inactive, idle
... barren, idle, slow. From a (as a negative particle) and ergon; inactive, ie Unemployed;
(by implication) lazy, useless -- barren, idle, slow. see GREEK a. ...
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987. blasphemeo -- to slander, hence to speak lightly or profanely ...
... 987 (from , "sluggish, slow" and 5345 , "reputation, fame") -- properly, to acknowledge
good (worthy of respect, veneration); hence, to which moral values. ...
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4236. praotes -- meekness.
... 4236 ("strength in gentleness") avoids unnecessary harshness, yet without
compromising or being too slow to use necessary force. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
750. arek -- long
... 749, 750. arek. 751 . long. Transliteration: arek Phonetic Spelling: (aw-rake')
Short Definition: slow. ... longsuffering patient, slow to anger. ...
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3515. kabed -- heavy
... 2), great (4), grievous (1), heavier (1), heavy (11), huge (1), large (4), large
number (1), much (1), numerous (1), rich (1), severe (7), slow (2), sorrowful ...
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7958. selav -- quail
... quails. Or slayv {sel-awv'}; by orthographical variation from shalah through the
idea of sluggishness; the quail collectively (as slow in flight from its weight ...
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6113. atsar -- to restrain, retain
... prevail (1), prevented (1), recover (1), refrain (1), restrained (1), restrains
(1), restricted (2), retain (2), retained (2), rule (1), shut (7), slow down (1 ...
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1677. dob -- a bear
... bear. Or (fully) dowb {dobe}; from dabab; the bear (as slow) -- bear. see HEBREW
dabab. 1676, 1677. dob or dob. 1678 . Strong's Numbers.
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748. arak -- to be long
... Usage continue (1), delay (1), endure* (1), endures (1), lengthen (3), lengthened
(1), lingered (2), live (2), long (5), long* (3), makes him slow (1), prolong ...
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Library

The Patient Teacher, and the Slow Scholars
... THE PATIENT TEACHER, AND THE SLOW SCHOLARS. ... Let us look at these questions as suggesting
to us two things"the grieved Teacher and the slow scholars. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the patient teacher and the.htm

Third and Fourth Appearances of Jesus.
... The last clause unconsciously suggests the omitted fact that the women had professed
to see Christ.] 25 And he said unto them, O foolish men, and slow of heart ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/cxxxvii third and fourth appearances.htm

The Right to a Normal Home Life
... and although his facility in the use of the spoken language developed, the progress
he made in the book work required by the course of study was extremely slow ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/williamson/have we no rights/chapter 8 the right to.htm

The Call of Moses
... God never yet used a man of that stamp. Perhaps Moses was a slow scholar in
God's school, and so He had to keep him there for forty years. ...
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Paul at Philippi
... by observation.' Let me say a word, and only a word, based on this incident, about
the law of small beginnings and the law of slow, inconspicuous development. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/paul at philippi.htm

What Can be More Distinct than this Statement? what could Possibly ...
... his words fortified by the strongest assertions and by the most abundant testimonies
of Scripture, is it not evident even to us who are so slow of understanding ...
/.../29 what can be more.htm

Beside the Still Waters.
... Those changes have manifestly been so great and so universal, as to stand out in
vivid contrast to the imperceptibly slow, the gently gradual processes, which ...
/.../beard/beside the still waters/beside the still waters.htm

The Assumption of Moses
... I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.' And again he saith: I am as smoke from
the pottery.'" [102] The last clause is deemed by Hilgenfeld to be cited ...
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James i. 19-21
... Against this he warns them in the words: "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every
man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath." One extreme must be ...
/.../neander/the epistle of james practically explained/james i 19-21.htm

Chapter xvii.
... he has not said, by God; but has said, "God is witness." It is ridiculous to think
so; yet because of the contentious, or those very slow of apprehension, lest ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/our lords sermon on the mount/chapter xvii.htm

Thesaurus
Slow (43 Occurrences)
... 2. (superl.) Moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick
in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion. ...
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Compassionate (22 Occurrences)
... Yahweh! Yahweh, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant
in loving kindness and truth, (See NAS NIV). Deuteronomy ...
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Abounding (28 Occurrences)
... Yahweh! Yahweh, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant
in loving kindness and truth, (See NAS RSV NIV). Numbers ...
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Longsuffering (17 Occurrences)
... literally, "long of nose" (or "breathing"), and, as anger was indicated by rapid,
violent breathing through the nostrils, "long of anger," or "slow to wrath ...
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Plenteous (16 Occurrences)
... Numbers 14:18 Jehovah is slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving
iniquity and transgression; and that will by no means clear the guilty ...
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Long-suffering (23 Occurrences)
... Joel 2:13 and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto Jehovah your
God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in ...
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Merciful (53 Occurrences)
... with forgiveness (Exodus 34:7 Numbers 14:18 1 Timothy 1:13, 16); (c) with His
forbearance (Psalm 145:8, "Yahweh is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of ...
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Quick (49 Occurrences)
... 3. (superl.) Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick. ... Romans 12:11 Be not slow
in your work, but be quick in spirit, as the Lord's servants; (BBE). ...
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Slowly (7 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In a slow manner; moderately; not rapidly; not
early; not rashly; not ready; tardily. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Patient (34 Occurrences)
... (WEY). 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness;
but is patient with us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all ...
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Concordance
Slow (43 Occurrences)

Matthew 13:15
For the heart of this people has become fat and their ears are slow in hearing and their eyes are shut; for fear that they might see with their eyes and give hearing with their ears and become wise in their hearts and be turned again to me, so that I might make them well.
(BBE)

Luke 18:7
And will not God avenge the wrongs of His own People who cry aloud to Him day and night, although He seems slow in taking action on their behalf?
(WEY)

Luke 24:25
He said to them, "Foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 27:7
When we had sailed slowly many days, and had come with difficulty opposite Cnidus, the wind not allowing us further, we sailed under the lee of Crete, opposite Salmone.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 28:27
For the heart of this people has become fat and their ears are slow in hearing and their eyes are shut; for fear that they might see with their eyes and give hearing with their ears and become wise in their hearts and be turned again to me, so that I might make them well.
(BBE)

Romans 12:11
Be not slow in your work, but be quick in spirit, as the Lord's servants;
(BBE)

Titus 1:12
One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
(KJV WBS)

Hebrews 5:11
Of whom we have much to say which it is hard to make clear, because you are slow of hearing.
(BBE NIV)

Hebrews 6:12
So that you may not be slow in heart, but may take as your example those to whom God has given their heritage, because of their faith and their long waiting.
(BBE)

Hebrews 10:37
In a very little time he who is coming will come; he will not be slow.
(BBE)

James 1:19
So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
(WEB WEY BBE YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 4:10
Moses said to Yahweh, "Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 34:6
Yahweh passed by before him, and proclaimed, "Yahweh! Yahweh, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth,
(WEB ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 14:18
'Yahweh is slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, forgiving iniquity and disobedience; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation.'
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 33:55
But if you are slow in driving out the people of the land, then those of them who are still there will be like pin-points in your eyes and like thorns in your sides, troubling you in the land where you are living.
(BBE)

Deuteronomy 7:10
and repays those who hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him who hates him, he will repay him to his face.
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 23:21
When you take an oath to the Lord, do not be slow to give effect to it: for without doubt the Lord your God will make you responsible, and will put it to your account as sin.
(BBE NIV)

Joshua 10:6
And the men of Gibeon sent to Joshua to the tent-circle at Gilgal, saying, Be not slow to send help to your servants; come up quickly to our support and keep us safe: for all the kings of the Amorites from the hill-country have come together against us.
(BBE)

Joshua 18:3
Then Joshua said to the children of Israel, Why are you so slow to go in and take up your heritage in the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you?
(BBE)

Judges 18:9
And they said, Up! and let us go against Laish; for we have seen the land, and it is very good: why are you doing nothing? Do not be slow to go in and take the land for your heritage.
(BBE DBY RSV)

2 Kings 4:24
Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, "Drive, and go forward! Don't slow down for me, unless I ask you to."
(WEB NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 24:5
And getting together the priests and Levites, he said to them, Go out into the towns of Judah year by year, and get from all Israel money to keep the house of your God in good condition; and see that this is done without loss of time. The Levites, however, were slow in doing so.
(BBE)

Nehemiah 9:17
and refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you did among them, but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage. But you are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and didn't forsake them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 86:15
But you, Lord, are a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 103:8
Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 145:8
Yahweh is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving kindness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 10:4
He who is slow in his work becomes poor, but the hand of the ready worker gets in wealth.
(BBE)

Proverbs 12:24
The hand of the ready worker will have authority, but he who is slow in his work will be put to forced work.
(BBE)

Proverbs 12:27
He who is slow in his work does not go in search of food; but the ready worker gets much wealth.
(BBE)

Proverbs 14:29
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Proverbs 15:18
A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Proverbs 16:32
One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Proverbs 19:11
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Isaiah 32:4
The man of sudden impulses will become wise in heart, and he whose tongue is slow will get the power of talking clearly.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 15:15
O Lord, you have knowledge: keep me in mind and come to my help, and give their right reward to those who are attacking me; take me not away, for you are slow to be angry: see how I have undergone shame because of you from all those who make little of your word;
(BBE)

Ezekiel 3:5
For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel;
(See JPS)

Ezekiel 3:6
not to many peoples of a strange speech and of a hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, if I sent thee to them, they would hearken unto thee.
(See JPS)

Ezekiel 7:7
The crowning time has come on you, O people of the land: the time has come, the day is near; the day will not be slow in coming, it will not keep back.
(BBE)

Ezekiel 7:11
Violent behaviour has been lifted up into a rod of evil; it will not be slow in coming, it will not keep back.
(BBE)

Joel 2:13
Tear your heart, and not your garments, and turn to Yahweh, your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and relents from sending calamity.
(WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nahum 1:3
Yahweh is slow to anger, and great in power, and will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. Yahweh has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
(WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Habakkuk 2:3
For the vision is still for the fixed time, and it is moving quickly to the end, and it will not be false: even if it is slow in coming, go on waiting for it; because it will certainly come, it will not be kept back.
(BBE RSV)

Subtopics

Slow

Slow Bellies

Related Terms

Compassionate (22 Occurrences)

Abounding (28 Occurrences)

Longsuffering (17 Occurrences)

Plenteous (16 Occurrences)

Long-suffering (23 Occurrences)

Merciful (53 Occurrences)

Quick (49 Occurrences)

Slowly (7 Occurrences)

Patient (34 Occurrences)

Worker (36 Occurrences)

Yesterday (13 Occurrences)

Overlooking (11 Occurrences)

Oh (164 Occurrences)

Lazy (10 Occurrences)

Linger (7 Occurrences)

Wondrous (41 Occurrences)

Walk (315 Occurrences)

Forgiving (11 Occurrences)

Recently (8 Occurrences)

Relents (2 Occurrences)

Eloquent (4 Occurrences)

Deliberate (2 Occurrences)

Dearly-loved (20 Occurrences)

Dull (16 Occurrences)

Pace (3 Occurrences)

Crawl (5 Occurrences)

Slack (19 Occurrences)

Slowness (1 Occurrence)

Swift (35 Occurrences)

Slacken (1 Occurrence)

Abundant (124 Occurrences)

Gracious (106 Occurrences)

Fat (150 Occurrences)

Seems (99 Occurrences)

Heretofore (25 Occurrences)

Unpunished (24 Occurrences)

Temper (14 Occurrences)

Lovingkindness (176 Occurrences)

Ah (43 Occurrences)

Shut (237 Occurrences)

Steadfast (194 Occurrences)

Anger (387 Occurrences)

Note (129 Occurrences)

Past (200 Occurrences)

Entirely (39 Occurrences)

Rebellion (51 Occurrences)

Wrath (503 Occurrences)

Speech (107 Occurrences)

Angry (269 Occurrences)

Dear (120 Occurrences)

Beloved (117 Occurrences)

Compassion (145 Occurrences)

Loving-kindness (150 Occurrences)

Loving (292 Occurrences)

Tongue (160 Occurrences)

Listen (441 Occurrences)

Either (152 Occurrences)

Goodness (83 Occurrences)

Waiting (274 Occurrences)

Wise (422 Occurrences)

Gets (122 Occurrences)

Folly (68 Occurrences)

Quiets (2 Occurrences)

Quick-tempered (3 Occurrences)

Visiting (10 Occurrences)

Necks (28 Occurrences)

Name (10157 Occurrences)

Numbers (136 Occurrences)

Negligent (7 Occurrences)

Undergone (20 Occurrences)

Unready (1 Occurrence)

Overlook (7 Occurrences)

Olives (30 Occurrences)

Over-quick (3 Occurrences)

Olive (61 Occurrences)

Long (2810 Occurrences)

Laish (8 Occurrences)

Late (24 Occurrences)

Lag (1 Occurrence)

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