Reins - Bible References

6 occurrences in 6 dictionaries

Reference: Reins

American

Or KIDNEYS. The Hebrews often make the reins the seat of the affections, and ascribe to them knowledge, joy, pain, pleasure; hence in Scripture it is said that God searches the heart and tries the reins.

Easton

the kidneys, the supposed seat of the desires and affections; used metaphorically for "heart." The "reins" and the "heart" are often mentioned together, as denoting the whole moral constitution of man (Ps 7:9; 16:7; 26:2; 139:13; Jer 17:10, etc.).

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Fausets

kelayot. The "kidneys"; the supposed seat of the desires and affections (Ps 7:9; 26:2; Jer 11:20; 17:10; Job 19:27). For "the loins" (halatsaim), Isa 11:5.

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Hastings

Morish

The kidneys, used symbolically for the inward thoughts and feelings. Ps 7:9; 16:7; 26:2; 139:13; Pr 23:16; Jer 12:2; 17:10; 20:12; La 3:13; Re 2:23. The word translated 'reins' in Isa 11:5 is elsewhere translated 'loins.'

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Smith

(i.e. kidneys). In the ancient system of physiology the kidneys were believed to be the seat of desire and longing, which accounts for their often being coupled with the heart.

Ps 7:9; 26:2; Jer 11:20; 17:10

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