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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Foam:

(Hsa 10:7), the rendering of ketseph, which properly means twigs or splinters (as rendered in the LXX. and marg. R.V.). The expression in Hosea may therefore be read, "as a chip on the face of the water," denoting the helplessness of the piece of wood as compared with the irresistable current.

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Foam:

fom (qetseph (Ho 10:7); aphros (Lu 9:39), aphrizo (Mr 9:18,20), epaphrizo (Jude 1:13)): Qetseph from qatsaph, "to break to pieces," or "to break forth into anger," "to be angry," occurs often in the sense of "wrath" or "anger" (e.g. Nu 1:53; Ps 38:1, etc.), and in this passage has been rendered "twigs" or "chips," "As for Samaria, her king is cut off, as foam (the Revised Version, margin "twigs") upon the water" (Ho 10:7). The other references are from the New Testament. In Jude, evil-doers or false teachers are compared to the "wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame." In Mark and Luke the references are to the boy with a dumb spirit who foamed at the mouth.

Written by Alfred Ely Day

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g875 Greek: aphrizo

Foam:

denotes "to foam at the mouth" (akin to aphros, "foam;" see B.),
Mar 9:18, 20.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1890 Greek: epaphrizo

Foam:

"to foam out, or up" (epi, "up," and No. 1), is used metaphorically in Jud 1:13, of the impious libertines, who had crept in among the saints, and "foamed" out their own shame with swelling words. The metaphor is drawn from the refuse borne on the crest of waves and cast up on the beach.

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g876 Greek: aphros

Foam:

"foam," occurs in Luk 9:39, where it is used with the preposition meta, "with," lit., "(teareth him) with (accompanied by) foam."

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