Vigil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) Abstinence from sleep, whether at a time when sleep is customary or not; the act of keeping awake, or the state of being awake, or the state of being awake; sleeplessness; wakefulness; watch.

2. (v. i.) Hence, devotional watching; waking for prayer, or other religious exercises.

3. (v. i.) Originally, the watch kept on the night before a feast.

4. (v. i.) Later, the day and the night preceding a feast.

5. (n.) A religious service performed in the evening preceding a feast.

Strong's Hebrew
8107. shimmur -- a watching, vigil
... 8106, 8107. shimmur. 8108 . a watching, vigil. Transliteration: shimmur
Phonetic Spelling: (shim-moor') Short Definition: observed. ...
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Herdsmen Keeping Lonely vigil
... HYMNS OF THE EARLY CHURCH Herdsmen keeping lonely vigil. 8,7,8,7,7,7. Herdsmen
keeping lonely vigil. While the earth in slumber lay; ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the early church/herdsmen keeping lonely vigil.htm

The Reason Why a vigil is Appointed as the Sabbath Day Dawns, and ...
... Chapter IX. The reason why a Vigil is appointed as the Sabbath day dawns, and why
a dispensation from fasting is enjoyed on the Sabbath all through the East. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter ix the reason why.htm

Of the vigil Service which is Celebrated on the Evening Preceding ...
... Chapter VIII. Of the Vigil service which is celebrated on the evening preceding
the Sabbath; of its length, and the manner in which it is observed. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter viii of the vigil.htm

Vigil. SM Morning Song.
... 53 Vigil. SM Morning Song. Morning Song. (1169) See how the morning sun
Pursues his shining way; And wide proclaims his Maker's ...
/.../lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/53 vigil s m morning song.htm

(On the Lord's Resurrection, I. ; Delivered on Holy Saturday in ...
... Sermons. Sermon LXXI. (On the Lord's Resurrection, I.; delivered on Holy Saturday
in the Vigil of Easter .). (On the Lord's Resurrection ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/sermon lxxi on the lords.htm

How He Received an Embassy from the Persians and Kept the Night ...
... Book IV. Chapter LVII."How he received an Embassy from the Persians and
kept the Night Vigil with others at the Feast of Easter. ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter lvii how he received an.htm

Blessed be He who Became Beyond Measure Low, that He Might Make us ...
... 2. Let us not count our vigil like vigils of every day."His feast, its reward, exceeds
an hundredfold."For this feast makes war, on sleep by its vigil ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn xiv blessed be he.htm

To Brother Matteo Di Francesco Tolomei of the Order of the ...
... Therefore says the Scripture that they shut them in the house, and stayed there
in vigil and continual prayers; they stayed ten days, and then came the Holy ...
/.../benincasa/letters of catherine benincasa/to brother matteo di francesco.htm

Acts xvi. 25, 26
... of their lives, were thrust into the inner prison, and set fast in the stocks: and
for all this they did not suffer themselves to sleep, but kept vigil all the ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xxxvi acts xvi 25.htm

One Hank Over for the Candle.
... When night came she rose, lit a candle, put it in the window, drew up her
spinning-wheel, and began her night vigil for the unknown out at sea. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/one hank over for the.htm

Thesaurus
Vigil (2 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Vigil (2 Occurrences). Exodus 12:42 It is a night to be
much observed to Yahweh for bringing them out from the land of Egypt. ...
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Watch (203 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The act of watching; forbearance of sleep; vigil; wakeful, vigilant, or
constantly observant attention; close observation; guard; preservative or ...
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Views (1 Occurrence)

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Vigilance (1 Occurrence)

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Wake (34 Occurrences)
... state of being awake. 11. (n.) The state of forbearing sleep, especially
for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil. 12. (n.) An annual ...
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Gibeah (52 Occurrences)
... exposed the bodies of the seven sons of Saul, slain by David's orders, to appease
the Gibeonites, furnishing the occasion for Rizpah's pathetic vigil (2 Samuel ...
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Concordance
Vigil (2 Occurrences)

Exodus 12:42
It is a night to be much observed to Yahweh for bringing them out from the land of Egypt. This is that night of Yahweh, to be much observed of all the children of Israel throughout their generations.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 65:4
Who are seated in the resting-places of the dead, and by night are in the secret places; who take pig's flesh for food, and have the liquid of disgusting things in their vessels.
(See NIV)

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