Vex
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To to/s back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.

2. (v. t.) To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease.

3. (v. t.) To twist; to weave.

4. (v. i.) To be irritated; to fret.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
VEX, VEXATION

veks, vek-sa'-shun: "Vex," meaning originally to shake or toss in carrying, has a much more intensive meaning in Scripture than in common modern usage. It represents over a score of Hebrew and Greek words, most of them translated by this word only once, and many of them changed in the Revised Version (British and American) into other forms. Thus bahel in Psalm 6:2, 3, 10. is in the American Standard Revised Version "troubled" (in Psalm 2:5, the Revised Version margin. "trouble"); tsarar in Nehemiah 9:27 is in the Revised Version (British and American) "distressed";. pascho in Matthew 17:15 is "suffereth grievously"; kakoo in Acts 12:1 is "afflict," etc. So "vexation only" in Isaiah 28:19 is in the Revised Version (British and American) "nought but terror," and there are other changes of this word (compare Deuteronomy 28:20, "discomfiture"; Isaiah 9:1, "in anguish"). On the other hand, the Revised Version (British and American) has "vex" for "distress" (Deuteronomy 2:9, 19); "they that vex" for "the adversaries of" (Isaiah 11:13); "vexeth himself" for "meddleth" (Proverbs 26:17), etc.

W. L. Walker

Greek
2669. kataponeo -- to wear down
... oppress, vex. From kata and a derivative of ponos; to labor down, ie Wear with toil
(figuratively, harass) -- oppress, vex. see GREEK kata. see GREEK ponos. ...
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3076. lupeo -- to distress, to grieve
... to distress, to grieve. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: lupeo Phonetic Spelling:
(loo-peh'-o) Short Definition: I pain, grieve, vex Definition: I pain ...
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3791. ochleo -- to disturb, trouble
... of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ochleo Phonetic Spelling: (okh-leh'-o) Short
Definition: I trouble, torment, worry Definition: I trouble, torment, worry, vex. ...
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2559. kakoo -- to ill-treat
... to mistreat, harm. From kakos; to injure; figuratively, to exasperate -- make
evil affected, entreat evil, harm, hurt, vex. see GREEK kakos. ...
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928. basanizo -- to torture
... pain, toil, torment. From basanos; to torture -- pain, toil, torment, toss,
vex. see GREEK basanos. (basanizomene) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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1559. ekdioko -- to pursue out, ie expel or persecute
... Phonetic Spelling: (ek-dee-o'-ko) Short Definition: I persecute, expel by persecuting
Definition: I persecute, expel by persecuting, drive out, vex, harass. ...
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3958. pascho -- to suffer, to be acted on
... pen'-tho), used only in certain tenses for it apparently a primary verb; to experience
a sensation or impression (usually painful) -- feel, passion, suffer, vex ...
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4660. skullo -- to skin, fig. to trouble
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: skullo Phonetic Spelling: (skool'-lo) Short
Definition: I flay, trouble, annoy Definition: I flay, trouble, annoy, vex. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6887c. tsarar -- to show hostility toward, vex
... 6887b, 6887c. tsarar. 6887d . to show hostility toward, vex. Transliteration:
tsarar Short Definition: adversaries. Word Origin a prim. ...
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7561. rasha -- to be wicked, act wickedly
... condemn, make trouble, vex, be commit, deal, depart, do wickedly,. A primitive
root; to be (causatively, do or declare) wrong; by ...
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3238. yanah -- to oppress, maltreat, perhaps suppress
... destroy, thrust out by oppressing proud, vex, do violence. A primitive root;
to rage or be violent: by implication, to suppress, to ...
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6973. quts -- to feel a loathing, abhorrence, or sickening dread
... loathe (2), terrorize (1), tired (1). abhor, be distressed, be grieved, loathe,
vex, be weary. A primitive root (identical with quwts ...
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3013. yagah -- to suffer
... afflict, cause grief, grieve, sorrowful, vex. A primitive root; to grieve -- afflict,
cause grief, grieve, sorrowful, vex. 3012, 3013. yagah. 3014 . ...
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2000. hamam -- to make a noise, move noisily, confuse, discomfit
... into confusion (1), troubled (1). break, consume, crush, destroy, discomfit,
trouble, vex. A primitive root (compare huwm, hamah); properly ...
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2111. zua -- to tremble, quake
... move, tremble, vex. A primitive root; properly, to shake off, ie (figuratively)
to agitate (as with fear) -- move, tremble, vex. 2110, 2111. zua. 2112 . ...
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7492. raats -- to shatter
... dash in pieces, vex. A primitive root; to break in pieces; figuratively, harass --
dash in pieces, vex. 7491, 7492. raats. 7493 . Strong's Numbers.
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1766. dachaq -- to thrust, crowd, oppress
... 1), crowd (1). thrust, vex. A primitive root; to press, ie Oppress -- thrust,
vex. 1765, 1766. dachaq. 1767 . Strong's Numbers.
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6087. atsab -- to hurt, pain, grieve
... displease, grieve, hurt, make, be sorry, vex, worship, wrest A primitive
root; properly, to carve, ie Fabricate or fashion; hence ...
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Library

It is the Part of the Wicked to Vex the Righteous.
... Chapter XLV."It is the part of the wicked to vex the righteous. Ye are fond
of contention, brethren, and full of zeal about things ...
/.../the first epistle of clement to the corinthians/chapter xlv it is the part.htm

It is the Part of the Wicked to Vex the Righteous.
... The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians. Chapter XLV."It is the
Part of the Wicked to Vex the Righteous. Ye are fond of ...
/.../keith/the epistles of clement/chapter xlv it is the part.htm

Letter clx. To Diodorus.
... 3. It is written, he says, in Leviticus "Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister,
to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter clx to diodorus.htm

Herod and Peter.
... "Now about that time, Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of
the Church." The ... "He stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the Church.". ...
/.../dick/lectures on the acts of the apostles/lecture xiv herod and peter.htm

The Fainting Warrior
... able ministers, and they say, "Surely, such men as these do not suffer as I do;
they do not contend with the same evil passions as those which vex and trouble ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/the fainting warrior.htm

Psalm II.
... 4. "Then He shall speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure"
(ver.5). For showing more clearly how He will "speak unto them," he added ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm ii.htm

Psalm 129
... A Song of degrees. 8,6,8,6. ^1Oft did they vex me from my youth,. may Isr'el now
declare; ^2Oft did they vex me from my youth,. yet not victorious were. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/anonymous/scottish psalter and paraphrases/psalm 129.htm

Wish Not, Dear Friends, My Pain Away --
... The only Son of His dear love? But we, like vex'd unquiet sprights,. ... Thy precious
things, whate'er they be,. That haunt and vex thee, heart and brain,. ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/cclxxix wish not dear friends.htm

From the Talmud and Hebraica
... difficulty of the style, the frightful roughness of the language, and the amazing
emptiness and sophistry of the matters handled, do torture, vex, and tire him ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/title page.htm

Introductory
... Which I learn at JESUS' side! Earthly cares can never vex me,. Neither trials lay
me low; For when Satan comes to vex me,. To the secret place I go! ...
//christianbookshelf.org/taylor/union and communion/introductory.htm

Thesaurus
Vex (20 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To twist; to weave. 4. (vi) To be irritated; to fret. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. VEX, VEXATION. veks, vek-sa'-shun: "Vex...
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Vexation (36 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A harassing by process of law; a vexing or troubling, as by a malicious
suit. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. VEX, VEXATION. ...
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Displease (7 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in;
to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. ...
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Harass (14 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 2:19 and when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, vex
them not, nor contend with them; for I will not give thee of the land of the ...
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Yearn (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To pain; to grieve; to vex. 2. (vi) To be pained
or distressed; to grieve; to mourn. 3. (vi & t.) To curdle, as milk. ...
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Veteran (1 Occurrence)

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Nip (1 Occurrence)
... 4. (vt) Hence: To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor of; to destroy.
5. (vt) To vex or pain, as by nipping; hence, to taunt. ...
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Nettle (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To fret or sting; also a plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute
sharp hairs; to irritate or vex; to cause to experience sensations of ...
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Usury (17 Occurrences)
... 25 Isaiah 24:2 Jeremiah 15:10), and the noun form, mashsha' (Nehemiah 5:7, 10);
(2) a stronger and more picturesque word, nashakh, "to bite," "to vex," and so ...
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Gall (17 Occurrences)
... 8. (vt) To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm. 9. (vt) To injure; to harass;
to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy. 10. ...
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Concordance
Vex (20 Occurrences)

Acts 12:1
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
(KJV)

Colossians 3:21
Fathers, do not vex your children, to the end that they be not disheartened.
(DBY YLT)

Exodus 22:21
Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Leviticus 18:18
Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Leviticus 19:33
And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.
(KJV)

Numbers 25:17
Vex the Midianites, and smite them:
(KJV ASV)

Numbers 25:18
For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.
(KJV ASV)

Numbers 33:55
But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.
(KJV ASV)

Deuteronomy 2:9
And Jehovah said unto me, Vex not Moab, neither contend with them in battle; for I will not give thee of his land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.
(ASV)

Deuteronomy 2:19
and when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, vex them not, nor contend with them; for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon for a possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.
(ASV)

1 Samuel 14:47
So Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, and against the children of Ammon, and against Edom, and against the kings of Zobah, and against the Philistines: and whithersoever he turned himself, he vexed them.
(Root in KJV YLT)

2 Samuel 12:18
And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?
(KJV ASV)

2 Chronicles 15:6
And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity.
(KJV ASV)

Job 19:2
How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Psalms 2:5
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
(KJV ASV)

Isaiah 7:6
Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:
(KJV JPS ASV YLT)

Isaiah 11:13
The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
(KJV JPS ASV)

Ezekiel 22:29
The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
(Root in KJV ASV DBY)

Ezekiel 32:9
I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Habakkuk 2:7
Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?
(KJV ASV DBY)

Subtopics

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Displease (7 Occurrences)

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Yearn (4 Occurrences)

Veteran (1 Occurrence)

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Nettle (2 Occurrences)

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Gall (17 Occurrences)

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Disheartened (5 Occurrences)

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Molest (5 Occurrences)

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Bite (13 Occurrences)

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