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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Made by melting the combs of bees. Mentioned (Psalm 22:14; 68:2; 97:5; Micah 1:4) in illustration.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; -- opposed to wane.

2. (v. i.) To pass from one state to another; to become; to grow; as, to wax strong; to wax warmer or colder; to wax feeble; to wax old; to wax worse and worse.

3. (n.) A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; -- usually called beeswax. It is first excreted, from a row of pouches along their sides, in the form of scales, which, being masticated and mixed with saliva, become whitened and tenacious. Its natural color is pale or dull yellow.

4. (n.) Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance.

5. (n.) Cerumen, or earwax.

6. (n.) A wax like composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding air, and for other purposes; as, sealing wax, grafting wax, etching wax, etc.

7. (n.) A wax like composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.

8. (n.) A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See Wax insect, below.

9. (n.) A wax like product secreted by certain plants. See Vegetable wax, under Vegetable.

10. (n.) A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain deposits of rock salt and coal; -- called also mineral wax, and ozocerite.

11. (n.) Thick syrup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple, and then cooling.

12. (v. t.) To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


(1) Noun (donagh): Used only in a simile of melting (Psalm 22:14; Psalm 68:2; Psalm 97:5 Micah 1:4).


(2) A now archaic verb, meaning "to grow," used freely in English Versions of the Bible as a translation of various terms in Greek and Hebrew. The past participle in the King James Version and the English Revised Version is "waxen," except in Genesis 18:12. There (and throughout in the American Standard Revised Version) the form is "waxed."

2781. kerion -- honeycomb.
... Word Origin from keros (wax) Definition honeycomb. honeycomb. Diminutive from keos
(wax); a cell for honey, ie (collectively) the comb -- (honey-)comb. ...
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4112. plastos -- formed, molded
... 4112 -- (from 4111 , "to by using clay, wax, etc.," which is the root of the English
term, "plastic") -- properly, shaped according to a mold (predesign ...
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4973. sphragis -- a seal, a signet
... seal attests, the proof. Cognate: 4973 -- an etched (engraved) object pressed
into soft wax or clay to (); a ".". "Seal" is often ...
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1096. ginomai -- to come into being, to happen, to become
... be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be
showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be ...
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837. auxano -- to make to grow, to grow
... A prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow ("wax"), ie Enlarge (literal or
figurative, active or passive) -- grow (up), (give the) increase. ...
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1813. exaleipho -- to wipe out, erase, obliterate
... to plaster, rub smooth, or whitewash." Later it referred to "wiping out" in the
sense of "to " (rubbing out a writing or seal impression left on a wax tablet). ...
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4298. prokopto -- to cut forward (a way), advance
... if by beating), ie (figuratively and intransitively) to advance (in amount, to grow;
in time, to be well along) -- increase, proceed, profit, be far spent, wax ...
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3975. pachuno -- to thicken, to fatten, fig. to make dull
... become dull. From a derivative of pegnumi (meaning thick); to thicken, ie (by
implication) to fatten (figuratively, stupefy or render callous) -- wax gross. ...
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5594. psucho -- to breathe, blow, to make cool
... base of aer, which refers properly to an inanimate breeze), ie (by implication,
of reduction of temperature by evaporation) to chill (figuratively) -- wax cold ...
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2901. krataioo -- to strengthen
... be strengthened, become strong. From krataios; to empower, ie (passively) increase
in vigor -- be strengthened, be (wax) strong. see GREEK krataios. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1749. donag -- wax (as melting)
... 1748, 1749. donag. 1750 . wax (as melting). Transliteration: donag Phonetic
Spelling: (do-nag') Short Definition: wax. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/1749.htm - 5k

2390. chazeq -- wax louder, stronger
... chazeq. 2391 . wax louder, stronger. Transliteration: chazeq Phonetic Spelling:
(khaw-zake') Short Definition: louder. ... from chazaq, qv. wax louder, stronger ...
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2552. chamam -- to be or become warm
... enflame self, get have heat, be wax hot, be, wax warm self, at. A primitive
root; to be hot (literally or figuratively) -- enflame ...
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2388. chazaq -- to be or grow firm or strong, strengthen
... self), be established, fasten, force, fortify, make hard, harden, help, (lay) hold
(fast), lean, maintain, play the man, mend, become (wax) mighty, prevail, be ...
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2734. charah -- to burn or be kindled with anger
... angry (1), zealously (1). be angry, burn, be displeased, earnestly, fret
self, grieve, be wax hot, be incensed,. A primitive root ...
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1878. dashen -- to be fat, grow fat
... away (1), take away the ashes (1). accept, anoint, take away the receive ashes
from, make wax fat. A primitive root; to be fat; transitively ...
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535. amal -- to be weak, languish
... languish, be weak, wax feeble. A primitive root; to droop; by implication to be
sick, to mourn -- languish, be weak, wax feeble. 534, 535. amal. 536 . ...
/hebrew/535.htm - 6k

1086. balah -- to become old, wear out
... consume, enjoy long, become make, wax old, spend, waste. A primitive root;
to fail; by implication to wear out, decay (causatively ...
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8080. shamen -- to grow fat
... become make, wax fat. A primitive root; to shine, ie (by analogy) be (causatively,
make) oily or gross -- become (make, wax) fat. 8079, 8080. shamen. 8081 ...
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2357. chavar -- to be or grow white or pale
... root Definition to be or grow white or pale NASB Word Usage turn pale (1). wax pale.
A primitive root; to blanch (as with shame) -- wax pale. 2356, 2357. ...
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The Tablet of Wax
... CHAPTER LVI THE TABLET OF WAX. The hart panteth after the waters, The dying
for life that departs ". The Lord in His glory for sinners,. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bevan/three friends of god/chapter lvi the tablet of.htm

How the Upright Man Ought to be Like a Stamp not of Wax but of ...
... II. Second Conference of Abbot Moses. Chapter XII. How the upright man
ought to be like a stamp not of wax but of hard steel. And ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xii how the upright.htm

1 Timothy v. 15-Nov
... Homily XV. 1 Timothy v. 11-15. 1 Timothy v.11-15 "But the younger widows refuse:
for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; having ...
/.../homily xv 1 timothy v.htm

Types and Forms.
... For example, if wax be applied to an engraved ring, it takes the stamp and figure
from the ring, which undoubtedly is without sense; but then the ring, which ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xlii types and forms.htm

Christ's Kingdom among the Gentiles. 1 Jesus Shall Reign Where'er ...
... 1 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun Does his successive journeys run; His kingdom
stretch from shore to shore Till moons shall wax and wane no more. ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/284 christs kingdom among.htm

After the Scripture.
... Speaking of the image stamped on sealing-wax by a seal, I can say, "I have stamped
the wax after the image of the seal," referring to the concave image of the ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/viii after the scripture.htm

The Resurrection Consistent with the Opinions of the Philosophers.
... these are indestructible and God; and God indeed occupies the position of an artificer,
to wit, a potter; and matter occupies the place of clay or wax, or some ...
/.../chapter vi the resurrection consistent with.htm

Second Sunday after Epiphany. Lift up Your Eyes unto the Heavens ...
... Lift up your eyes unto the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath; for the heavens
shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment ...
/.../lyra germanica the christian year/second sunday after epiphany lift.htm

The Illusion of the Sealed Letters; Object in Detailing These ...
... But they say, likewise, that wax itself with fir-wood gum possesses a similar potency,
as well as two parts of mastich with one part of dry asphalt. ...
/.../hippolytus/the refutation of all heresies/chapter xxxiv the illusion of the.htm

Treats of the Same Subject: Explains, by Some Delicately Drawn ...
... Union may be symbolized by two wax candles, the tips of which touch each other so
closely that there is but one light; or again, the wick, the wax, and the ...
/.../teresa/the interior castle or the mansions/chapter ii treats of the.htm

Wax (32 Occurrences)
... 2. (vi) To pass from one state to another; to become; to grow; as, to wax strong;
to wax warmer or colder; to wax feeble; to wax old; to wax worse and worse. ...
/w/wax.htm - 18k

Seal (47 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) An engraved or inscribed stamp, used for marking an impression in wax or
other soft substance, to be attached to a document, or otherwise used by way ...
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Waxen (12 Occurrences)
... 1. (pp) of Wax. 2. (a.) Made of wax. 3. (a.) Covered with wax; waxed; as, a waxen
tablet. 4. (a.) Resembling wax; waxy; hence, soft; yielding. ...
/w/waxen.htm - 10k

Melt (33 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) See Milt. 2. (v.) To reduce from a solid to a liquid state, as by heat;
to liquefy; as, to melt wax, tallow, or lead; to melt ice or snow. ...
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Melted (33 Occurrences)
... Psalms 22:14 I am poured out like water. All my bones are out of joint. My heart
is like wax; it is melted within me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
/m/melted.htm - 16k

Style (5 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) An instrument used by the ancients in writing on tablets covered with wax,
having one of its ends sharp, and the other blunt, and somewhat expanded ...
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Snail (2 Occurrences)
... chomeT, the Revised Version (British and American) "sand-lizard," Septuagint saura,
"lizard" (Leviticus 11:30); (2) shabbelul, Septuagint keros, "wax" (Psalm 58 ...
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Pangs (26 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 6:24 We have heard its report; our hands wax feeble: anguish has taken
hold of us, and pangs as of a woman in travail. (WEB ASV). ...
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Soft (36 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Psalms 22:14 I am flowing away like water, and all my bones are out of place:
my heart is like wax, it has become soft in my body. (BBE). ...
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Fame (38 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 6:24 We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath
taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail. (KJV JPS WBS). ...
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Wax (32 Occurrences)

Matthew 24:12
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Luke 12:33
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

1 Timothy 5:11
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Hebrews 1:11
They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

Hebrews 12:3
For consider him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against himself, that ye wax not weary, fainting in your souls.

Revelation 5:1
And I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the high seat, a book with writing inside it and on the back, shut with seven stamps of wax.

Exodus 22:24
And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

Exodus 32:10
Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

Exodus 32:11
And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?

Exodus 32:22
And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.

1 Samuel 3:2
And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

Job 6:17
What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.

Job 14:8
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

Job 17:9
Yet the righteous holdeth on his way, and he that hath clean hands waxeth stronger and stronger.
(Root in JPS ASV)

Job 21:7
Wherefore do the wicked live, Become old, yea, wax mighty in power?

Job 39:4
Their young ones become strong, they grow up in the open field; They go forth, and return not again.
(See JPS)

Psalms 22:14
I am poured out like water. All my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax; it is melted within me.

Psalms 46:6
The nations were angry, the kingdoms were moved; at the sound of his voice the earth became like wax.

Psalms 68:2
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Psalms 97:5
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of Yahweh, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

Psalms 102:26
They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

Song of Songs 5:1
I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; to take my myrrh with my spice; my wax with my honey; my wine with my milk. Take meat, O friends; take wine, yes, be overcome with love.

Isaiah 16:14
But now Jehovah hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of a hireling, the glory of Moab shall be brought into contempt, with all his great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and of no account.
(See JPS)

Isaiah 17:4
And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

Isaiah 29:22
Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.

Isaiah 50:9
Behold, the Lord Yahweh will help me; who is he who shall condemn me? Behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.

Isaiah 51:6
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment; and those who dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Jeremiah 6:24
We have heard its report; our hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pangs as of a woman in travail.

Jeremiah 50:43
The king of Babylon has heard the news of them, and his hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.

Ezekiel 16:7
I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.
(Root in KJV ASV)

Micah 1:4
The mountains melt under him, and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like waters that are poured down a steep place.



Wax: General Scriptures Concerning

Related Terms

Seal (47 Occurrences)

Waxen (12 Occurrences)

Melt (33 Occurrences)

Melted (33 Occurrences)

Style (5 Occurrences)

Snail (2 Occurrences)

Pangs (26 Occurrences)

Soft (36 Occurrences)

Fame (38 Occurrences)

Waxed (57 Occurrences)

Anguish (75 Occurrences)

Travail (54 Occurrences)

Beneath (73 Occurrences)

Vermilion (2 Occurrences)

Vesture (10 Occurrences)

Vanish (21 Occurrences)

Limp (9 Occurrences)

Gripped (11 Occurrences)

Gainsaying (6 Occurrences)

Grow (139 Occurrences)

Waw (1 Occurrence)

Waxing (1 Occurrence)

Wane (2 Occurrences)

Wick (10 Occurrences)

Waxeth (5 Occurrences)

Increase (184 Occurrences)

Imbibe (1 Occurrence)

Faileth (26 Occurrences)

Type (12 Occurrences)

Royalty (7 Occurrences)

Roots (31 Occurrences)

Ring (33 Occurrences)

Remainest (4 Occurrences)

Eyesight (7 Occurrences)

Drivest (2 Occurrences)

Draweth (52 Occurrences)

Destroyeth (38 Occurrences)

Dayspring (2 Occurrences)

Model (9 Occurrences)

Mischief (64 Occurrences)

Melteth (12 Occurrences)

Moths (3 Occurrences)

Moab's (7 Occurrences)

Melts (11 Occurrences)

Melting (9 Occurrences)

Printed (2 Occurrences)

Pen (16 Occurrences)

Provide (74 Occurrences)

Bags (16 Occurrences)

Balsam (10 Occurrences)

Bilhan (3 Occurrences)

Begun (50 Occurrences)

Bag (52 Occurrences)

Corrupteth (2 Occurrences)

Chalcedony (1 Occurrence)

Cleft (15 Occurrences)

Continuest (2 Occurrences)

Condemns (11 Occurrences)

Approacheth (4 Occurrences)

Adhere (4 Occurrences)

Abolished (12 Occurrences)

Attainedst (1 Occurrence)

Abound (36 Occurrences)


Seducers (1 Occurrence)

Statue (15 Occurrences)

Stick (47 Occurrences)

Steep (7 Occurrences)

Stamps (4 Occurrences)

Joint (12 Occurrences)

Warm (25 Occurrences)

Cold (25 Occurrences)

Inmost (49 Occurrences)

Moth (10 Occurrences)

Blown (30 Occurrences)

Poor (276 Occurrences)

Print (3 Occurrences)

Groweth (29 Occurrences)

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