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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Of Jordan (Jeremiah 12:5), literally the "pride" of Jordan (as in R.V.), i.e., the luxuriant thickets of tamarisks, poplars, reeds, etc., which were the lair of lions and other beasts of prey. The reference is not to the overflowing of the river banks. (Comp. 49:19; 50:44; Zechariah 11:3).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swell.

2. (n.) The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride.

3. (n.) A protuberance; a prominence

4. (n.) an unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous swelling.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

swel'-ing: The verb ga'-ah, means "rise up" (Ezekiel 47:5, etc.), so that the noun ga'awah (Psalm 46:3) means "arising." The "swelling" of the sea that shakes the mountains is a perfectly good translation, and "pride" (so the American Revised Version margin) is beside the mark. In Jeremiah 12:5; Jeremiah 49:19 parallel 50:44; Zechariah 11:3 is found the phrase ge'on ha-yarden, "exaltation of the Jordan," which the King James Version translates "pride of Jordan" in Zechariah and "swelling of Jordan" in Jeremiah (the Revised Version (British and American) has "pride" throughout, with "swelling" in the margin of Jeremiah). What is described is a place, with a mass of vegetation, easily burned (Zechariah 11:1-3), a lair of lions (Jeremiah 49:19 Zechariah 11:3), and a particularly dangerous place for human beings (Jeremiah 12:5). The luxuriant thicket of the Jordan bank is evidently meant, which could well be spoken of as "Jordan's pride" (OHL, "majesty of the Jordan"), and "swelling" is quite impossible.

In the New Testament "swelling" is used in 2 Corinthians 12:20 for phusiosis, "puffing up," "blatant self-conceit," and 2 Peter 2:18 parallel Jude verse 16 for huperogkos, "overgrown," "solemnly inane."

Burton Scott Easton

5450. phusiosis -- a puffing up
... Noun, Feminine Transliteration: phusiosis Phonetic Spelling: (foo-see'-o-sis) Short
Definition: a puffing up, pride Definition: a puffing up, pride, swelling. ...
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5246. huperogkos -- of excessive weight or size
... 5246 (from 5228 , "beyond" and 3591 , "a swelling") -- properly, "oversized,"
("bloated"); used of a who constantly exaggerates, spuing words out from his ...
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3709. orge -- impulse, wrath
... 3709 (from , "to teem, swelling up to constitutionally oppose") -- properly,
(), ie rising up from an ongoing (fixed) opposition. ...
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1471. egkuos -- pregnant
... pregnant. From en and the base of kuma; swelling inside, ie Pregnant -- great with
child. see GREEK en. see GREEK kuma. (enkuo) -- 1 Occurrence. 1470, 1471. ...
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5445. phurama -- that which is mixed
... From a prolonged form of phuro (to mix a liquid with a solid; perhaps akin to phuo
through the idea of swelling in bulk), mean to knead; a mass of dough -- lump ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7613. seeth -- exaltation, dignity, swelling, uprising
... 7612, 7613. seeth. 7614 . exaltation, dignity, swelling, uprising. Transliteration:
seeth Phonetic Spelling: (seh-ayth') Short Definition: swelling. ...
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6639. tsabeh -- swelling, swollen
... 6638, 6639. tsabeh. 6640 . swelling, swollen. Transliteration: tsabeh
Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-beh') Short Definition: swell. Word ...
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1346. gaavah -- majesty, pride
... from gaah Definition majesty, pride NASB Word Usage arrogance (2), back (1),
haughtiness (1), majesty (3), pride (8), proud (2), proudly (1), swelling pride ( ...
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1347. ga'own -- redemption
... majesty, pomp, pride, proud, swelling From ga'ah; the same as ga'avah -- arrogancy,
excellency(-lent), majesty, pomp, pride, proud, swelling. see HEBREW ga'ah. ...
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6121. aqob -- insidious, deceitful, tracked by footprints
... From aqab; in the original sense, a knoll (as swelling up); in the denominative
sense (transitive) fraudulent or (intransitive) tracked -- crooked, deceitful ...
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4863. mishereth -- perhaps kneading trough
... kneading trough, store. From sha'ar in the original sense of swelling; a
kneading-trough (in which the dough rises) -- kneading trough, store. see HEBREW ...
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1217. batseq -- dough (for cooking)
... dough, flour. From batseq; dough (as swelling by fermentation) -- dough, flour.
see HEBREW batseq. 1216, 1217. batseq. 1218 . Strong's Numbers.
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1348. geuth -- majesty
... Word Origin from gaah Definition majesty NASB Word Usage column (1), excellent
things (1), majesty (2), proud (2), proudly (1), swelling (1). ...
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7165. qeres -- a hook
... tache. From qarac; a knob or belaying-pin (from its swelling form) -- tache. see
HEBREW qarac. 7164, 7165. qeres. 7166 . Strong's Numbers.
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3770. kares -- belly
... belly. By variation from qarac; the paunch or belly (as swelling out) -- belly.
see HEBREW qarac. 3769, 3770. kares. 3771 . Strong's Numbers.
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The Swelling of Jordan
... THE SWELLING OF JORDAN. TEXT: "How wilt thou do in the swelling of
Jordan?""Jer.12:5. ... How wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan? III. ...
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Now Let the Proud and Swelling Necks of the Heretics Raise ...
... Book II. Chapter 3. " 4. Now let the proud and swelling necks of the
heretics raise themselves� "4. Now let the proud and ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 3 4 now.htm

Hark! Hark, My Soul! Angelic Songs are Swelling
... hark, my soul! Angelic songs are swelling. ... hark, my soul! Angelic
songs are swelling. O'er earth's green fields and ocean's wave-beat shore; ...
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Whether Six Daughters are Fittingly Assigned to Anger?
... Objection 1: It would seem that six daughters are unfittingly assigned to anger,
namely "quarreling, swelling of the mind, contumely, clamor, indignation and ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether six daughters are fittingly 2.htm

On the Same Words of the Gospel, John xiv. 6, "I am the Way," Etc.
... Thou hast a Judge by flying; have a Father by returning. 5. But he had been swollen
up by pride, and by this swelling could not return by the strait way. ...
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How He Healed a Sick Maiden by his Prayers. [705 AD ]
... Wherefore he went in, taking me with him to the maid, who lay, as I said, in sore
anguish, and her arm swelling so greatly that it could not be bent at all at ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap iii how he healed.htm

Are You Prepared to Die?
... At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "How wilt thou do in the swelling of
Jordan?""Jeremiah 12:5. ... "How wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?". ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 11 1865/are you prepared to die.htm

Christian Morals. Part iii.
... hearts were evil, only evil, and continually evil; it may be feared that their sins
held pace with their lives; and their longevity swelling their impieties ...
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Whereas, Then, all Christians have to Guard Humility...
... more elegant dress than the necessity of so great profession demands, or by remarkable
manner of binding the head, whether by bosses of hair swelling forth, or ...
/.../augustine/of holy virginity /section 33 whereas then all.htm

Calms and Crises
... is more clear in the Revised Version rendering: 'Though in a land of peace you are
secure, what will you do in Jordan when it swells?' The 'swelling of Jordan ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/calms and crises.htm

Swelling (14 Occurrences)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swell. 2. (n.) The act of that which swells; as, the swelling
of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride. ...SWELLING. ...
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Swell (9 Occurrences)
... 6. (vi) To be turgid, bombastic, or extravagant; as, swelling words; a swelling
style. ... 16. (n.) The act of swelling. 17. (n.) Gradual increase. 18. ...
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Ophel (6 Occurrences)
... and Habakkuk 2:4, where a verbal form is translated "puffed up," seem to imply that
one meaning assigned to the root may be that of "swelling." Recently Dr ...
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Inflammation (6 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The state of being inflamed; redness and swelling in the body. ... It is manifested
outwardly by redness and swelling, attended with heat and pain. ...
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... 1. (n.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially,
a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm. ...
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Swollen (7 Occurrences)
... 1. (pp) of Swell. 2. (p. p) of Swell. 3. (a.) Enlarged by swelling; immoderately
increased; as, swollen eyes; swollen streams. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
/s/swollen.htm - 9k

Assign (22 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 49:19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of the Jordan
against the strong habitation; for I will make them suddenly run away from ...
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Swelled (5 Occurrences)

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Quake (23 Occurrences)
... (Root in WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV). Psalms 46:3 though its waters roar and are
troubled, though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah. ...
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Vanity (100 Occurrences)
... 2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through
the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean ...
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Swelling (14 Occurrences)

2 Peter 2:18
For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping from those who live in error;

Jude 1:16
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

Leviticus 13:2
"When a man shall have a rising in his body's skin, or a scab, or a bright spot, and it becomes in the skin of his body the plague of leprosy, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest, or to one of his sons, the priests:

Leviticus 13:10
and the priest shall examine him. Behold, if there is a white rising in the skin, and it has turned the hair white, and there is raw flesh in the rising,

Leviticus 13:19
and in the place of the boil there is a white rising, or a bright spot, reddish-white, then it shall be shown to the priest;

Leviticus 13:28
If the bright spot stays in its place, and hasn't spread in the skin, but is faded, it is the swelling from the burn, and the priest shall pronounce him clean; for it is the scar from the burn.

Leviticus 13:43
Then the priest shall examine him; and, behold, if the rising of the plague is reddish-white in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, like the appearance of leprosy in the skin of the flesh,

Leviticus 14:56
and for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot;

Psalms 46:3
though its waters roar and are troubled, though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah.

Psalms 89:9
Thou rulest the pride of the sea: When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

Isaiah 30:13
therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly in an instant.

Jeremiah 12:5
If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?

Jeremiah 49:19
Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Jeremiah 50:44
Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?



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