Strait
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A narrow passageway connecting two larger bodies of water.

2. (superl.) Narrow; not broad.

3. (superl.) Tight; close; closely fitting.

4. (superl.) Close; intimate; near; familiar.

5. (superl.) Strict; scrupulous; rigorous.

6. (superl.) Difficult; distressful; straited.

7. (superl.) Parsimonious; stingy; mean.

8. (adv.) Strictly; rigorously.

9. (n.) A narrow pass or passage.

10. (n.) A (comparatively) narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water; -- often in the plural; as, the strait, or straits, of Gibraltar; the straits of Magellan; the strait, or straits, of Mackinaw.

11. (n.) A neck of land; an isthmus.

12. (a.) Fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, reduced to great straits.

13. (v. t.) To put to difficulties.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
STRAIT; STRAITEN; STRAITLY

strat, strat'-'-n, strat'-il: The word "strait" and its compounds are used in English Versions of the Bible in the literal sense of "narrow" (tsar, 2 Kings 6:1 Isaiah 49:20; mutsaq, Job 37:10; 'atsal, Ezekiel 42:6) and in the figurative sense of "strict" (shabha`, Exodus 13:19; caghar, Joshua 6:1; tsarar, "to be distressed," 2 Samuel 24:14 parallel; yatsar, Job 20:22; metsar, Lamentations 1:3). In Apocrypha the verb "straitened" occurs in Susanna verse 22. In the New Testament we have stenos (Matthew 7:13 f parallel, the Revised Version (British and American) "narrow"; polus, "much"; so the Revised Version (British and American) Mark 3:12; Mark 5:43; sunecho, "to urge," "hold together," Luke 12:50 Philippians 1:23). It occurs in its superlative form in Acts 26:5, "After the straitest (akribestatos, "most exact," "scrupulous") sect of our religion," i.e. "the most precise and rigorous in interpreting the Mosaic Law, and in observing the more minute precepts of the Law and of tradition" (Thayer, Lexicon, under the word; compare Acts 22:3).

See also STRAIGHT, STRAIGHTWAY.

M. O. Evans

Greek
4728. stenos -- narrow
... narrow. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: stenos Phonetic Spelling:
(sten-os') Short Definition: narrow Definition: narrow, strait. ... narrow, strait. ...
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4912. sunecho -- to hold together, to hold fast, pass. to be ...
... arrest (a prisoner); figuratively, to compel, perplex, afflict, preoccupy -- constrain,
hold, keep in, press, lie sick of, stop, be in a strait, straiten, be ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4712. metsar -- straits, distress
... distress, pain, strait. From qebah; something tight, ie (figuratively) trouble --
distress, pain, strait. see HEBREW qebah. 4711, 4712. metsar. 4713 . ...
/hebrew/4712.htm - 6k

6887. tsarar -- to bind, tie up, be restricted, narrow, scant, or ...
... adversary, (be in) afflict(-ion), beseige, bind (up), (be in, bring) distress, enemy,
narrower, oppress, pangs, shut up, be in a strait (trouble), vex. ...
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6862b. tsar -- straits, distress
... Definition straits, distress NASB Word Usage afflicted (1), affliction (1), anguish
(1), anguished (1), distress (17), privation (1), strait (1), trouble (7). ...
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6862. tsar -- narrow, tight
... an opponent (as crowding) -- adversary, afflicted(-tion), anguish, close, distress,
enemy, flint, foe, narrow, small, sorrow, strait, tribulation, trouble. ...
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6695. tsowq -- constraint, distress
... anguish, troublous Or (feminine) tsuwqah {tsoo-kaw'}; from tsuwq; a strait, ie
(figuratively) distress -- anguish, X troublous. see HEBREW tsuwq. 6694, 6695. ...
/hebrew/6695.htm - 5k

Library

The Strait Gate
... LUKE Chaps. XIII to XXIV THE STRAIT GATE. ... Strive to enter in at the strait gate:
for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not he able.25. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/the strait gate.htm

The Strait Gate;
... THE STRAIT GATE; OR, GREAT DIFFICULTY OF GOING TO HEAVEN: PLAINLY PROVING,
BY THE SCRIPTURES, THAT NOT ONLY THE RUDE AND PROFANE ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/the strait gate.htm

Call to Entire Devotion. --The Strait Gate and the Narrow Way. ...
... Section 216. Call to entire Devotion."The Strait Gate and the Narrow Way."Heathen
admitted to the Kingdom of Heaven. (Luke, xiii., 24-28.). ...
/.../section 216 call to entire.htm

Thoughts Upon Striving to Enter at the Strait Gate.
... Thoughts upon Striving to enter at the strait Gate. AS certainly as we are
here now, it is not long but we shall all be in another ...
/.../private thoughts upon a christian life/thoughts upon striving to enter.htm

The Strait Gate. Warned against Herod.
... From the Third Passover Until Our Lord's Arrival at Bethany. (Time: One Year Less
One Week.) LXXXIX. The Strait Gate. Warned Against Herod. (Peræa.) ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/lxxxix the strait gate warned.htm

Rule for Removing Ambiguity by Attending to Punctuation.
... It is where the apostle says: "What I shall choose I wot not: for I am in a strait
betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 2 rule for removing ambiguity.htm

But when Proper Words Make Scripture Ambiguous, we must See in the ...
... What I shall choose I wot not: for I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire
to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better: nevertheless to abide ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 2 but when proper.htm

The Two Paths
... 'Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that
leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/the two paths.htm

Chapter xxiii.
... possessing, ie contemplating this wisdom, such an eye is led through all that precedes
to a point where there may now be seen the narrow way and the strait gate ...
/.../augustine/our lords sermon on the mount/chapter xxiii 2.htm

Of the Praise and Might of Charity: and of Forsaking the World ...
... We have heard truly that the way is strait that leads to life. This is
the way of penance that few find, the which therefore is ...
//christianbookshelf.org/rolle/the fire of love/chapter xviii of the praise.htm

Thesaurus
Strait (14 Occurrences)
... 10. (n.) A (comparatively) narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water; --
often in the plural; as, the strait, or straits ...STRAIT; STRAITEN; STRAITLY. ...
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Straiten (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract;
to confine. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. STRAIT; STRAITEN; STRAITLY. ...
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Straight (196 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A variant of Strait, a. 2. (superl.)
Right, in a mathematical sense; passing from one point to ...
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Straitly (12 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (adv.) In a strait manner; narrowly; strictly; rigorously. ...
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. STRAIT; STRAITEN; STRAITLY. ...
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Narrow (21 Occurrences)
... 9. (n.) A narrow passage; esp., a contracted part of a stream, lake, or sea; a strait
connecting two bodies of water; -- usually in the plural; as, The Narrows ...
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Leadeth (42 Occurrences)
... Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is
the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat ...
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Leading (101 Occurrences)
... Matthew 7:13 Go ye in through the strait gate, because wide 'is' the gate, and broad
the way that is leading to the destruction, and many are those going in ...
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Trogyllium (1 Occurrence)
... From the coast near Miletus the promontory projects into the sea toward the island
of Samos; the strait separating the mainland from the island is scarcely a ...
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Rhegium (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Breach, a town in the south of Italy, on the Strait of
Messina, at which Paul touched on his way to Rome (Acts 28:13). ...
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Channel (3 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The deeper part of a river, harbor, strait, etc., where the main current
flows, or which affords the best and safest passage for vessels. ...
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Concordance
Strait (14 Occurrences)

Matthew 7:13
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
(KJV WBS YLT)

Matthew 7:14
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Luke 13:24
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
(KJV WBS)

Philippians 1:23
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
(KJV ASV WBS)

Numbers 22:26
and the messenger of Jehovah addeth to pass over, and standeth in a strait place where there is no way to turn aside -- right or left --
(YLT)

Joshua 19:47
And the border of the children of Dan went out beyond them; for the children of Dan went up and fought against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.
(See JPS)

1 Samuel 13:6
When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were distressed), then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in coverts, and in pits.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

2 Samuel 24:14
And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

2 Kings 6:1
And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)

1 Chronicles 21:13
And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the hand of the LORD; for very great are his mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Job 36:16
Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Proverbs 23:27
For a harlot 'is' a deep ditch, And a strange woman 'is' a strait pit.
(YLT)

Isaiah 49:19
For, as for thy waste and thy desolate places, and thy land that hath been destroyed, surely now shalt thou be too strait for the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
(See JPS ASV DBY YLT)

Isaiah 49:20
The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.
(KJV JPS ASV YLT)

Subtopics

Strait

Strait Gate: (The Narrow Path Toward Righteousness)

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Straight (196 Occurrences)

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Narrow (21 Occurrences)

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Trogyllium (1 Occurrence)

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Channel (3 Occurrences)

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Straightway (96 Occurrences)

Straitness (6 Occurrences)

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Finding (57 Occurrences)

Thickets (14 Occurrences)

Thereat (4 Occurrences)

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Red (124 Occurrences)

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Betwixt (16 Occurrences)

Belt (32 Occurrences)

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Holds (67 Occurrences)

Eli'sha (52 Occurrences)

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Hide (135 Occurrences)

Lost (85 Occurrences)

Hid (145 Occurrences)

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