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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Strait; Straiten; Straitly

Dictionaries :: Strait; Straiten; Straitly

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Strait; Straiten; Straitly:

strat, strat'-'-n, strat'-il: The word "strait" and its compounds are used in English Versions of the Bible in the literal sense of "narrow" (tsar, 2Ki 6:1; Isa 49:20; mutsaq, Job 37:10; ‘atsal, Eze 42:6) and in the figurative sense of "strict" (shabha‘, Ex 13:19; caghar, Jos 6:1; tsarar, "to be distressed," 2Sa 24:14 parallel; yatsar, Job 20:22; metsar, La 1:3). In Apocrypha the verb "straitened" occurs in Susanna verse 22. In the New Testament we have stenos (Mt 7:13 f parallel, the Revised Version (British and American) "narrow"; polus, "much"; so the Revised Version (British and American) Mr 3:12; 5:43; sunecho, "to urge," "hold together," Lu 12:50; Php 1:23). It occurs in its superlative form in Ac 26:5, "After the straitest (akribestatos, "most exact," "scrupulous") sect of our religion," i.e. "the most precise and rigorous in interpreting the Mosaic Law, and in observing the more minute precepts of the Law and of tradition" (Thayer, Lexicon, under the word; compare Ac 22:3).

Written by M. O. Evans

See STRAIGHT, STRAIGHTWAY

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