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'Best' in the Bible

Then Rebekah took her elder son Esau's best clothes which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.

And get your father and your households and come to me. And I will give you the best in the land of Egypt and you will live on the fat of the land.

Also do not look with regret or concern upon your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.

The land of Egypt is before you; make your father and your brothers dwell in the best of the land. Let them live in the land of Goshen. And if you know of any men of ability among them, put them in charge of my cattle.

Joseph settled his father and brethren and gave them a possession in Egypt in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses (Goshen), as Pharaoh commanded.

If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed over or lets his beast loose and it feeds in another man's field, he shall make restitution of the best of his own field or his own vineyard.

Take the best spices: of liquid myrrh 500 shekels, of sweet-scented cinnamon half as much, 250 shekels, of fragrant calamus 250 shekels,

All the best of the oil, and all the best of the [fresh] wine and of the grain, the firstfruits of what they give to the Lord, to you have I given them.

Out of all the gifts to you, you shall present every offering due to the Lord, of all the best of it, even the hallowed part lifted out and held back out of it [for the Levites].

Therefore you shall say to them, When you have lifted out and held back the best from it [and presented it to the Lord by giving it to yourselves, the Levites], then it shall be counted to [you] the Levites just as if it were the increase of the threshing floor or of the winepress.

And you shall be guilty of no sin by reason of it when you have lifted out and held back the best of it; neither shall you have polluted the holy things of the Israelites, neither shall you die [because of it].

But you shall offer an offering made by fire, a burnt offering to the Lord: two young bulls, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old; they shall be without blemish to the best of your knowledge.

This is what the Lord commands concerning the daughters of Zelophehad: Let them marry whom they think best; only they shall marry within the family of the tribe of their father.

The firstfruits of your grain, of your new wine, and of your oil, and the first or best of the fleece of your sheep you shall give the priest.

He shall dwell with you in your midst wherever he chooses in one of your towns where it pleases him best. You shall not defraud or oppress him.

He selected the best land for himself, for there was the leader's portion reserved; yet he came with the chiefs of the nation, and the righteous will of the Lord he performed, and His ordinances with Israel.

But Samson's wife was [given] to his companion who was his [best] friend.

Wash and anoint yourself therefore, and put on your best clothes and go down to the threshing floor, but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.

Elkanah her husband said to her, Do what seems best to you. Wait until you have weaned him; only may the Lord establish His word. So Hannah remained and nursed her son until she weaned him.

Yet I will not cut off from My altar every man of yours; some shall survive to weep and mourn [over the family's ruin], but all the increase of your house shall die in their best years.

He will take your fields, your vineyards, and your olive orchards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

He will take your men and women servants and the best of your cattle and your donkeys and put them to his work.

And his armor-bearer said to him, Do all that is in your mind; I am with you in whatever you think [best].

Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, oxen, fatlings, lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them; but all that was undesirable or worthless they destroyed utterly.

Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the best of the sheep and oxen to sacrifice to the Lord your God, but the rest we have utterly destroyed.

The king said to them, Whatever seems best to you I will do. So he stood beside the gate, and all the army came out by hundreds and by thousands.

Select the best and most fit of your master's sons and set him on his father's throne; and fight for your master's house.

And we shall bring the first and best of our coarse meal, our contributions, the fruit of all kinds of trees, of new wine, and of oil to the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God. And we shall bring the tithes from our ground to the Levites, for they, the Levites, collect the tithes in all our rural towns.

And the maiden pleased [Hegai] and obtained his favor. And he speedily gave her the things for her purification and her portion of food and the seven chosen maids to be given her from the king's palace; and he removed her and her maids to the best [apartment] in the harem.

Behold, You have made my days as [short as] handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing in Your sight. Truly every man at his best is merely a breath! Selah [pause, and think calmly of that]!

And your kisses like the best wine -- "[then the Shulammite interrupted] that goes down smoothly and sweetly for my beloved [shepherd, kisses] gliding over his lips while he sleeps!

For we have all become like one who is unclean [ceremonially, like a leper], and all our righteousness (our best deeds of rightness and justice) is like filthy rags or a polluted garment; we all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away [far from God's favor, hurrying us toward destruction].

And I thought how [gloriously and honorably] I would set you among My children and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage, the most beautiful and best [inheritance] among all nations! And I thought you would call Me My Father and would not turn away from following Me.

O Lord [pleads Jeremiah in the name of the people], I know that [the determination of] the way of a man is not in himself; it is not in man [even in a strong man or in a man at his best] to direct his [own] steps.

I will make the nations quake at the sound of its fall when I cast it down to Sheol with those who descend into the pit, and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all [the trees] that drink water, will be comforted in the netherworld [at Assyria's downfall].

Is it too little for you that you feed on the best pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture? And to have drunk of the waters clarified by subsiding, but you must foul the rest of the water with your feet?

The best of them is like a brier; the most upright or the straightest is like a thorn hedge. The day of your watchmen, even of [God's] judgment and your punishment, has come; now shall be their perplexity and confusion.

And they take pleasure in and [thus] love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues,

Woe to you, Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues and [you love] to be greeted and bowed down to in the [public] marketplaces.

But the father said to his bond servants, Bring quickly the best robe (the festive robe of honor) and put it on him; and give him a ring for his hand and sandals for his feet.

Beware of the scribes, who like to walk about in long robes and love to be saluted [with honor] in places where people congregate and love the front and best seats in the synagogues and places of distinction at feasts,

And said to him, Everyone else serves his best wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then he serves that which is not so good; but you have kept back the good wine until now!

But Paul did not think it best to have along with them the one who had quit and deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work.

What then [is best that] should be done? A multitude will come together, for they will surely hear that you have arrived.

But as it is, God has placed and arranged the limbs and organs in the body, each [particular one] of them, just as He wished and saw fit and with the best adaptation.

But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all -- "love].

Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

The churches of Asia send greetings and best wishes. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church [that meets] in their house, send you their hearty greetings in the Lord.

You have heard of my earlier career and former manner of life in the Jewish religion (Judaism), how I persecuted and abused the church of God furiously and extensively, and [with fanatical zeal did my best] to make havoc of it and destroy it.

So that you may surely learn to sense what is vital, and approve and prize what is excellent and of real value [recognizing the highest and the best, and distinguishing the moral differences], and that you may be untainted and pure and unerring and blameless [so that with hearts sincere and certain and unsullied, you may approach] the day of Christ [not stumbling nor causing others to stumble].

Do hasten and try your best to come to me before winter. Eubulus wishes to be remembered to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren.

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Definition
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ἐποικοδομέω 
Epoikodomeo 
Usage: 8

חבט 
Chabat 
Usage: 5

כּתת 
Kathath 
Usage: 17

מקשׁה 
Miqshah 
Usage: 10

נתק 
Nathaq 
Usage: 27

G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

G71
ἄγω 
Ago 
bring , lead , go , bring forth , , vr bring
Usage: 55

ἀναθεματίζω 
Anathematizo 
Usage: 4

ἐπάγω 
Epago 
Usage: 3

θηρίον 
therion 
Usage: 46

κατάγω 
Katago 
Usage: 10

κατακαίω 
Katakaio 
Usage: 10

λύω 
Luo 
Usage: 28

προερέω 
Proereo 
Usage: 7

προσφέρω 
Prosphero 
offer , bring unto , bring to , bring , offer up , offer unto , offer to ,
Usage: 36

אוּלם 
'uwlam 
but , but truly , surely , very deed , howbeit , wherefore , truly , not translated
Usage: 18

אחר אחור 
'achowr 
Usage: 41

בּין 
Beyn 
Usage: 284

בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

גּלל 
Galal 
because , ... sake , because of thee , for
Usage: 9

דּם 
Dam 
Usage: 359

דּקק 
Daqaq 
Usage: 13

הלם 
Halam 
Usage: 9

חבשׁ 
Chabash 
Usage: 33

חדר 
Cheder 
Usage: 38

חזה חזא 
Chaza' (Aramaic) 
see , saw , beheld , had , wont , beheld
Usage: 31

חשׂך 
Chasak 
Usage: 28

יבל 
Yabal 
Usage: 18

יונקת 
Yowneqeth 
Usage: 6

יפה 
Yapheh 
Usage: 41

כּליל 
Kaliyl 
Usage: 15

כּנע 
Kana` 
Usage: 36

כּפף 
Kaphaph 
Usage: 5

להט 
Lahat 
set on fire , burn up , burn , kindle , flaming
Usage: 11

מל מואל מול מוּל 
Muwl 
Usage: 35

מצוּר מצור 
Matsowr 
Usage: 26

מרה מר 
Mar 
Usage: 38

מריא 
M@riy' 
Usage: 8

מרורה מררה 
M@rorah 
Usage: 4

נאץ 
Na'ats 
Usage: 25

נבלה 
N@belah 
Usage: 48

נהג 
Nahag 
Usage: 31

נוּץ 
Nuwts 
Usage: 3

נפץ 
Naphats 
Usage: 22

סוּג 
Cuwg 
Usage: 14

עוּר 
`ivver 
Usage: 26

עות 
`avath 
Usage: 11

עיט 
`ayit 
Usage: 8

עולה עלה 
`olah 
Usage: 288

עלל 
`alal (Aramaic) 
bring in , come in , went in , bring , went , come
Usage: 11

עקב 
`eqeb 
because , reward , end , because , by , for , if
Usage: 15

פּנה 
Panah 
Usage: 134

פּצח 
Patsach 
Usage: 8

פּרק 
Paraq 
Usage: 10

פּרר 
Parar 
Usage: 51

צמח 
Tsemach 
Usage: 12

קדד 
Qadad 
bow...head , stoop , bow
Usage: 15

קדם קדם 
Qodam (Aramaic) 
before , before , of , him ,
Usage: 42

רק 
Raq 
only, surely, nothing but, except, but, in any wise
Usage: 107

רקמה 
Riqmah 
Usage: 12

רשׁף 
Resheph 
Usage: 7

שׁחה 
Shachah 
Usage: 171

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

שׂרף 
Saraph 
Usage: 117

תּאשּׁוּר 
T@'ashshuwr 
Usage: 2

G12
ἄβυσσος 
Abussos 
Usage: 9

αἰώνιος 
Aionios 
Usage: 47

ἀλάβαστρον 
Alabastron 
Usage: 4

ἄμαχος 
amachos 
not a brawler , no brawler
Usage: 2

ἀπαγγέλλω 
Apaggello 
Usage: 40

ἄπιστος 
Apistos 
Usage: 17

ἀσχημονέω 
Aschemoneo 
Usage: 2

ἀτενίζω 
Atenizo 
Usage: 14

δέσμιος 
Desmios 
prisoner , be in bonds , in bonds
Usage: 16

διότι 
Dioti 
Usage: 18

εἰσάγω 
Eisago 
bring in , bring , lead
Usage: 9

εἰσφέρω 
Eisphero 
bring , bring in , lead
Usage: 5

ἐμπορεύομαι 
Emporeuomai 
buy and sell , make merchandise , vr buy and sell
Usage: 2

ἐξάγω 
Exago 
Usage: 12

ἐπιφέρω 
Epiphero 
Usage: 5

εὐαγγελίζω 
Euaggelizo 
Usage: 50

καίω 
Kaio 
Usage: 7

κατακαυχάομαι 
Katakauchaomai 
Usage: 4

κατενώπιον 
Katenopion 
before , in sight of , in sight , before the presence of
Usage: 5

καυχάομαι 
Kauchaomai 
Usage: 37

κλίνω 
Klino 
lay , bow , bow down , be far spent , turn to fight , wear away
Usage: 5

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

οἰκοδομέω 
Oikodomeo 
build , edify , builder , build up , be in building , embolden
Usage: 22

ὄπίσω 
Opiso 
Usage: 20

παῤῥησιάζομαι 
Parrhesiazomai 
Usage: 9

πικραίνω 
Pikraino 
Usage: 4

πλήν 
Plen 
Usage: 11

πρίν 
Prin 
Usage: 7

προάγω 
Proago 
Usage: 15

πρόδηλος 
Prodelos 
Usage: 3

προκαταγγέλλω 
Prokataggello 
Usage: 4

προπέμπω 
Propempo 
Usage: 9

προσρήγνυμι 
Prosregnumi 
Usage: 0

προτείνω 
Proteino 
bind , vr bind
Usage: 1