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Street

The streets of a modern Oriental town present a great contrast to those with which we are familiar, being generally narrow, tortuous and gloomy, even in the best towns. Their character is mainly fixed by the climate and the style of architecture, the narrowness being due to the extreme heat, and the gloominess to the circumstance of the windows looking for the most part into the inner court. The street called "Straight," in Damascus, (Acts 9:11) was an exception to the rule of narrowness: it was a noble thoroughfare, one hundred feet wide. divided in the Roman age by colonnades into three avenues, the central one for foot passengers, the side passages for vehicles and horsemen going in different directions. The shops and warehouses were probably collected together into bazaars in ancient as in modern times. (Jeremiah 37:21) That streets occasionally had names appears from (Jeremiah 37:21; Acts 9:11) That they were generally unpaved may be inferred from the notices of the pavement laid by Herod the Great at Antioch, and by Herod Agrippa II. at Jerusalem. Hence pavement forms one of the peculiar features of the ideal Jerusalem. Tob. 13:17; (Revelation 21:21) Each street and bazaar in a modern town is locked up at night; the same custom appears to have prevailed in ancient times. (Solomon 3:3)

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The street called "Straight" at Damascus (Acts 9:11) is "a long broad street, running from east to west, about a mile in length, and forming the principal thoroughfare in the city." In Oriental towns streets are usually narrow and irregular and filthy (Psalm 18:42; Isaiah 10:6). "It is remarkable," says Porter, "that all the important cities of Palestine and Syria Samaria, Caesarea, Gerasa, Bozrah, Damascus, Palmyra, had their `straight streets' running through the centre of the city, and lined with stately rows of columns. The most perfect now remaining are those of Palmyra and Gerasa, where long ranges of the columns still stand.", Through Samaria, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(a.) Originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by dwellings or business houses.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
STRAIGHT STREET

strat stret.

See DAMASCUS.

STREET

stret.

See CITY.

Greek
4505. rhume -- the rush (of a moving body), hence a (crowded) ...
... the rush (of a moving body), hence a (crowded) street. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: rhume Phonetic Spelling: (hroo'-may) Short Definition: a ...
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4113. plateia -- a wide road, street.
... 4112, 4113. plateia. 4114 . a wide road, street. Part ... way. Word Origin
fem. of platus Definition a wide road, street. street. ...
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4116. platus -- broad, subst. a street
... a street. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: platus Phonetic Spelling:
(plat-oos') Short Definition: broad Definition: broad, wide; subst: a street. ...
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296. amphodon -- a road around
... a road around. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: amphodon Phonetic Spelling:
(am'-fod-on) Short Definition: a street, quarter, block Definition: prop ...
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58. agora -- an assembly, place of assembly
... Word Origin from ageiro (to bring together) Definition an assembly, place of assembly
NASB Word Usage market place (5), market places (6). marketplace, street. ...
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4440. pulon -- a porch, gateway
... Cognate: 4440 (a masculine noun) -- "properly, 'the passage which led from the street
through the front part of the house to the inner court,' closed by a ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7784. shuq -- a street
... 7783, 7784. shuq. 7785 . a street. Transliteration: shuq Phonetic Spelling:
(shook) Short Definition: street. Word Origin from the ...
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2351. chuts -- the outside, a street
... the outside, a street. Transliteration: chuts Phonetic Spelling: (khoots) Short
Definition: outside. ... abroad, field, forth, highway, more, outside street, without ...
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1050. Beth-rechob -- "place of a street," a place near Dan
... Beth-rechob. 1051 . "place of a street," a place near Dan. Transliteration:
Beth-rechob Phonetic Spelling: (bayth re-khobe') Short Definition: Beth-rehob. ...
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7339. rechob -- a broad open place, plaza
... Definition a broad open place, plaza NASB Word Usage open square (7), open squares
(1), plaza (1), plazas (1), square (14), squares (4), street (1), streets (13 ...
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6434. pen -- corner
... Word Origin the same as pinnah, qv. corner From an unused root meaning to turn;
an angle (of a street or wall) -- corner. 6433, 6434. pen. 6435 . ...
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6440. panim -- face, faces
... partial, person, + please, presence, propect, was purposed, by reason of, + regard,
right forth, + serve, X shewbread, sight, state, straight, + street, X thee ...
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1870. derek -- way, road, distance, journey, manner
... manner (4), mission (2), path (4), pathless* (2), pathway (1), pathway* (1), practice
(1), road (30), roads (5), roadway (2), safely* (1), street (2), toward ...
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Library

Trumpets and Street Corners
... ST. MATTHEW Chaps. I to VIII TRUMPETS AND STREET CORNERS. 'Take heed that ye
do nob your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/trumpets and street corners.htm

Christ Found in the Street, and Brought to the Church, Cant. 3. 1 ...
... Hymns. Book 1. Hymn 1:71. Christ found in the street, and brought to the
church, Cant.3. 1-5. 1 Often I seek my Lord by night, Jesus ...
/.../watts/hymns and spiritual songs/hymn 0 090972222 christ found in.htm

Street Arabs. May 13.
... Street Arabs. May 13. One has ... save them. . . . Do not deceive yourselves
about the little dirty, offensive children in the street. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/daily thoughts /street arabs may 13.htm

Federal Street. LM
... 305 Federal Street. LM. All-Engrossing Love. (509) Jesus! my heart within
me burns, To tell thee all its conscious love; And from ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/305 federal street l m.htm

State Street. SM
... 436 State Street. SM. A Revival Sought. (912) Revive thy work, O Lord!
Thy mighty arm make bare; Speak, with the voice that wakes ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/436 state street s m.htm

Federal Street. LM
... 304 Federal Street. LM. Ashamed of Me. Jesus! and shall it ever be, A mortal
man ashamed of thee! Ashamed of thee, whom angels praise ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/304 federal street l m.htm

Duane Street. LMD
... 265 Duane Street. LMD. Bought with a Price. Lord, I am thine, entirely thine,
Purchased and saved by blood divine, With full consent ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/265 duane street l m d.htm

Federal Street. LM
... 306 Federal Street. LM. The Song of Songs. (603) Come, let us sing the song
of songs, With hearts and voices swell the strain; The ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/306 federal street l m.htm

Duane Street. LMD
... 264 Duane Street. LMD. The Way to God. Jesus, my all, to heav'n is gone,
He whom I fixed my hopes upon; His track I see, and I'll ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/264 duane street l m d.htm

Christ Found in the Street, and Brought to the Church. Ss 3:1-5
... HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS IN THREE BOOKS. HYMN 71 Christ found in the street, and
brought to the church. ... Christ found in the street, and brought to the church. ...
/.../watts/the psalms and hymns of isaac watts/hymn 71 christ found in.htm

Thesaurus
Street (54 Occurrences)
... The street called "Straight" at Damascus (Acts 9:11) is "a long broad street, running
from east to west, about a mile in length, and forming the principal ...
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Damascus (58 Occurrences)
... The street called "Straight," in which Judas lived, in whose house Saul was found
by Ananias, is known by the name Sultany, or "Queen's Street." It is the ...
/d/damascus.htm - 45k

Buying (12 Occurrences)
... and the same. It is on the street, of course, and a platform, usually about
2 ft. high, extends along the whole front. A small door ...
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Oven (22 Occurrences)
... There was a street in Jerusalem (Jeremiah 37:21) called "bakers' street" (the only
case in which the name of a street in Jerusalem is preserved). ...
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Broad (113 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (superl.) Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to
side; -- opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad. ...
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Square (94 Occurrences)
... your servant's house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early,
and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night ...
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Market (24 Occurrences)
... No doubt, the central place soon filling up, the people thronged the adjoining streets,
and so in time each street thus used came to be called agora ...
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Lodge (64 Occurrences)
... 9. (vi) To rest or remain a lodge house, or other shelter; to rest; to stay; to
abide; esp., to sleep at night; as, to lodge in York Street. 10. ...
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Vaulted (6 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 16:24 that you have built for yourselves a vaulted place, and have
made yourselves a lofty place in every street. (WEB ASV RSV). ...
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Night's (13 Occurrences)
... you may go on your way. And they said, Not so, but we will take our night's
rest in the street. (BBE). Genesis 42:27 Now at their ...
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Concordance
Street (54 Occurrences)

Matthew 6:5
"When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most certainly, I tell you, they have received their reward.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 11:4
They went away, and found a young donkey tied at the door outside in the open street, and they untied him.
(WEB ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)

John 9:8
Then the neighbours and others who had seen him before in the street, with his hand out for money, said, Is not this the man who got money from people?
(BBE)

Acts 9:11
The Lord said to him, "Arise, and go to the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judah for one named Saul, a man of Tarsus. For behold, he is praying,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 12:10
When they were past the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 11:8
Their dead bodies will be in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 21:21
The twelve gates were twelve pearls. Each one of the gates was made of one pearl. The street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 22:2
in the middle of its street. On this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 19:2
and he said, "See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night."
(WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS RSV)

Deuteronomy 13:16
You shall gather all its spoil into the midst of its street, and shall burn with fire the city, and all its spoil every whit, to Yahweh your God: and it shall be a heap forever; it shall not be built again.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Joshua 2:19
It shall be that whoever goes out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood will be on his head, and we will be guiltless. Whoever is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand is on him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 19:15
They turned aside there, to go in to lodge in Gibeah: and he went in, and sat him down in the street of the city; for there was no man who took them into his house to lodge.
(WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS)

Judges 19:17
He lifted up his eyes, and saw the wayfaring man in the street of the city; and the old man said, "Where are you going? Where did you come from?"
(WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS)

Judges 19:20
The old man said, "Peace be to you; howsoever let all your wants lie on me; only don't lodge in the street."
(WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS)

1 Samuel 9:26
And they arose early; and when it was about the dawning of the day, Samuel called to Saul on the roof, saying, Arise, that I may send thee away. And Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Samuel, into the street.
(DBY NAS RSV)

2 Samuel 21:12
David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabesh Gilead, who had stolen them from the street of Beth Shan, where the Philistines had hanged them, in the day that the Philistines killed Saul in Gilboa;
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

2 Samuel 22:43
Then I beat them as small as the dust of the earth. I crushed them as the mire of the streets, and spread them abroad.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 28:24
Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of Yahweh; and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 29:4
And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east street,
(KJV WBS)

2 Chronicles 32:6
And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to them, saying,
(KJV WBS)

Ezra 10:9
Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.
(KJV WBS)

Nehemiah 8:1
And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.
(KJV WBS)

Nehemiah 8:3
And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.
(KJV WBS)

Nehemiah 8:16
So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim.
(KJV WBS)

Esther 4:6
So Hatach went forth to Mordecai unto the street of the city, which was before the king's gate.
(KJV WBS)

Esther 6:9
And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
(KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NIV)

Esther 6:11
Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
(KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NIV)

Job 18:17
His memory shall perish from the earth. He shall have no name in the street.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Job 29:7
when I went forth to the city gate, when I prepared my seat in the street.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Job 31:32
(the foreigner has not lodged in the street, but I have opened my doors to the traveler);
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Psalms 31:11
Because of all my adversaries I have become utterly contemptible to my neighbors, A fear to my acquaintances. Those who saw me on the street fled from me.
(WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 41:6
And if he came to see -- vanity he speaketh, His heart gathereth iniquity to itself, He goeth out -- at the street he speaketh.
(YLT)

Psalms 55:11
Destructive forces are within her. Threats and lies don't depart from her streets.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Proverbs 1:20
Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 7:8
passing through the street near her corner, he went the way to her house,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 7:12
Now she is in the streets, now in the squares, and lurking at every corner.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ecclesiastes 12:4
and the doors shall be shut in the street; when the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of a bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Song of Songs 8:1
Oh that you were my brother, who took milk from my mother's breasts! When I came to you in the street, I would give you kisses; yes, I would not be looked down on.
(BBE)

Isaiah 42:2
He will not shout, nor raise his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 51:20
Your sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as an antelope in a net; they are full of the wrath of Yahweh, the rebuke of your God.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 51:23
and I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you, who have said to your soul,'Bow down, that we may walk over you;' and you have laid your back as the ground, and as the street, to those who walk over."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 59:14
Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness can't enter.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 6:11
Therefore I am full of the wrath of Yahweh; I am weary with holding in: pour it out on the children in the street, and on the assembly of young men together; for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him who is full of days.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 9:21
For death is come up into our windows, it is entered into our palaces; to cut off the children from outside, and the young men from the streets.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 11:13
For according to the number of your cities are your gods, Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have you set up altars to the shameful thing, even altars to burn incense to Baal.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 37:21
Then Zedekiah the king commanded, and they committed Jeremiah into the court of the guard; and they gave him daily a loaf of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city was spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Lamentations 2:19
Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord: Lift up your hands toward him for the life of your young children, that faint for hunger at the head of every street.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Lamentations 4:1
How is the gold become dim! how is the most pure gold changed! The stones of the sanctuary are poured out at the head of every street.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 16:24
that you have built for yourselves a vaulted place, and have made yourselves a lofty place in every street.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Ezekiel 16:25
You put up your high places at the top of every street, and made the grace of your form a disgusting thing, opening your feet to everyone who went by, increasing your loose ways.
(BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 16:31
in that you build your vaulted place at the head of every way, and make your lofty place in every street, and have not been as a prostitute, in that you scorn pay.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 9:25
Know therefore and discern, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem to the Anointed One, the prince, shall be seven weeks, and sixty-two weeks: it shall be built again, with street and moat, even in troubled times.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NIV)

Hosea 7:1
When my desire was for the fate of my people to be changed and to make Israel well, then the sin of Ephraim was made clear, and the evil-doing of Samaria; for their ways are false, and the thief comes into the house, while the band of outlaws takes property by force in the streets.
(Root in BBE YLT NIV)

Nahum 3:10
Yet was she carried away. She went into captivity. Her young children also were dashed in pieces at the head of all the streets, and they cast lots for her honorable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Street

Related Terms

Damascus (58 Occurrences)

Buying (12 Occurrences)

Oven (22 Occurrences)

Broad (113 Occurrences)

Square (94 Occurrences)

Market (24 Occurrences)

Lodge (64 Occurrences)

Vaulted (6 Occurrences)

Night's (13 Occurrences)

Jezebel (20 Occurrences)

Juda (11 Occurrences)

Traveller (9 Occurrences)

Terrace (1 Occurrence)

Eminent (9 Occurrences)

Debauchery (9 Occurrences)

Delighteth (23 Occurrences)

Mart (2 Occurrences)

Meet (281 Occurrences)

Main (17 Occurrences)

Marketplace (8 Occurrences)

Market-place (7 Occurrences)

Babel (3 Occurrences)

Gibeah (52 Occurrences)

Getting (151 Occurrences)

Door (249 Occurrences)

Watchmen (40 Occurrences)

Public (99 Occurrences)

Lofty (44 Occurrences)

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Shrine (34 Occurrences)

Spend (54 Occurrences)

Babylon (270 Occurrences)

Bread (433 Occurrences)

Corner (60 Occurrences)

Proclaiming (63 Occurrences)

Rebuilt (47 Occurrences)

Apparel (38 Occurrences)

Makest (68 Occurrences)

Judas (42 Occurrences)

Chamber (73 Occurrences)

Gate (248 Occurrences)

Doors (149 Occurrences)

Masters (59 Occurrences)

Scorn (65 Occurrences)

Streets (83 Occurrences)

Twelve (176 Occurrences)

Straight (196 Occurrences)

Youths (28 Occurrences)

Yielded (28 Occurrences)

Yielding (19 Occurrences)

Void (64 Occurrences)

Kisses (12 Occurrences)

Number (2370 Occurrences)

Narrow (21 Occurrences)

Nursed (13 Occurrences)

Night-watches (4 Occurrences)

Neighbors (40 Occurrences)

Untied (6 Occurrences)

Unlike (13 Occurrences)

Utters (26 Occurrences)

Orderly (8 Occurrences)

Ja'besh-gil'ead (12 Occurrences)

Jehu (63 Occurrences)

Leads (64 Occurrences)

Lantern

Luster (2 Occurrences)

Leadeth (42 Occurrences)

Lurks (3 Occurrences)

Lane

Loaf (14 Occurrences)

Lifts (26 Occurrences)

Length (135 Occurrences)

Lords (63 Occurrences)

Guiltless (29 Occurrences)

Guardhouse (6 Occurrences)

Gates (156 Occurrences)

Go (17871 Occurrences)

Gilboa (8 Occurrences)

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