The vb. 'to raven,' i.e. prey upon, and the subst. 'raven' or 'ravin,' i.e. prey, both occur in AV. We find also the adj. 'ravening' (Ps 22:13; Mt 7:15) as well as the form 'ravenous' (Isa 35:9; 46:11; Eze 39:4). 'Ravening' is used as a subst. in Lu 11:39 'Your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness' (RV 'extortion').