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Easton's Bible Dictionary


Made by melting the combs of bees. Mentioned (Psa 22:14; 68:2; 97:5; Mic 1:4) in illustration.

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia



(1) Noun (donagh): Used only in a simile of melting (Ps 22:14; 68:2; 97:5; Mic 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 Ge 18:12. There (and throughout in the American Standard Revised Version) the form is "waxed."

King James Dictionary

Wax: To Grow; Become; Advance.

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. (Luke 12:33)

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4298 Greek: prokopto


for which see ADVANCE, is rendered "to wax" in 2Ti 3:13.

2 Strong's Number: g1096 Greek: ginomai


"to become," is translated "waxed" in Luk 13:19, AV (RV, "became"); in Hbr 11:34, AV and RV, "waxed:" see COME, No. 12, etc.

Note: This verb forms part of the translation of certain tenses of other verbs; see, e.g., BOLD, A, No. 2, COLD, C, CONFIDENT, B, No. 1, CORRUPT, A, No. 2, STRONG, B, No. 2, WANTON, B, Nos. 1 and 2, WEARY, No. 2, WROTH, No. 1.


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