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Dictionaries :: Forces

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Below are articles from the following 2 dictionaries:
Easton's Bible Dictionary

Forces:

of the Gentiles (Isa 60:5,11; R.V., "the wealth of the nations") denotes the wealth of the heathen. The whole passage means that the wealth of the Gentile world should be consecrated to the service of the church.

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Forces:

for'-sis (chayil):

(1) The word is used as a military term, equivalent to army, in 2Ki 25:23,16 (where the King James Version reads "armies"); 2Ch 17:2; Jer 40:7, etc.

(2) In Isa 60:5,11, it is rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) by "wealth," and in Ob verse 11, by "substance."

Two other Hebrew words are also translated "forces" in the King James Version, ma'amatstsim (Job 36:19), and ma‘oz (Da 11:38), the latter being rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) "fortresses."

See ARMY

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