King James Bible

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Nail


"For fastening. (1.) Hebrew yathed, "piercing," a peg or nail of" "any material (Ezek. 15:3), more especially a tent-peg (Ex." "27:19; 35:18; 38:20), with one of which Jael (q.v.) pierced the" "temples of Sisera (Judg. 4:21, 22). This word is also used" "metaphorically (Zech. 10:4) for a prince or counsellor, just as" the battle-bow represents a warrior. "(2.) Masmer, a "point," the usual word for a nail. The words of "the wise are compared to "nails fastened by the masters of" "assemblies" (Eccl. 12:11, A.V.). The Revised Version reads, "as" "nails well fastened are the words of the masters," etc. Others" "(as Plumptre) read, "as nails fastened are the masters of" "assemblies" (comp. Isa. 22:23; Ezra 9:8). David prepared nails" for the temple (1 Chr. 22:3; 2 Chr. 3:9). The nails by which our Lord was fixed to the cross are mentioned (John 20:25; Col. 2:14). "Nail of the finger (Heb. tsipporen, "scraping"). To "pare the "nails" is in Deut. 21:12 (marg., "make," or "dress," or "suffer" "to grow") one of the signs of purification, separation from" former heathenism (comp. Lev. 14:8; Num. 8:7). In Jer. 17:1 this "word is rendered "point."


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