|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner.
2. (v. t.) To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams.
3. (v. t.) To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
4. (v. t.) To make fast (a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something; as, to bind a belt about one; to bind a compress upon a part.
5. (v. t.) To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
6. (v. t.) To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
7. (v. t.) To sew or fasten together, and enclose in a cover; as, to bind a book.
8. (v. t.) Fig.: To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by affection; commerce binds nations to each other.
9. (v. t.) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
10. (v. t.) To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes with out; as, bound out to service.
11. (v. i.) To tie; to confine by any ligature.
12. (v. i.) To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat.
13. (v. i.) To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.
14. (v. i.) To exert a binding or restraining influence.
15. (n.) That which binds or ties.
16. (n.) Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine.
17. (n.) Indurate clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron.
18. (n.) A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
bind (deo): There are a number of Hebrew words used to express this word in its various meanings, 'alam (Genesis 37:7), 'acar (Genesis 42:24), qashar (Deuteronomy 6:8). It sometimes means "to attach," "to fasten" (Exodus 28:28 Deuteronomy 14:25). It was used also with reference to an agreement in a judicial sense (Numbers 30:2, 3), or to make one a prisoner (Judges 16:10 Psalm 149:8). It means also "to control" (Job 38:31).
Figurative: In a figurative sense, to bind heavy and burdensome (extra) so-called religious duties on men (Matthew 23:4). This figurative use of the word in Matthew 16:19 and 18:18 has given special interest to it. Necessarily certain powers for administration must be conferred on this company of men to carry out the purpose of Christ. That this power was not conferred on Peter alone is evident from the fact that in Matthew 18:18 it is conferred on all the apostles. The use of the word in the New Testament is to declare a thing to be binding or obligatory (John 20:23). In this sense this authority is used by some denominations in the service in preparation for the Lord's Supper, in which after the confession of sin by the people the ministers say, "I declare to you who have sincerely repented of your sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ the entire forgiveness of your sins." This statement is followed by the further declaration that if any have not so repented God will not forgive them, but will retain them and call them to account. The claim of the church of Rome that these statements of our Lord confer on the priests and bishops, or primarily on the pope, the power to retain or forgive sins, is without historical validity and does violence to the Scriptures.
See AUTHORITY; FORGIVENESS; PETER.
Jacob W. Kapp
Bind (68 Occurrences)
Matthew 12:29 Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? Then he will plunder his house. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest time I will tell the reapers, "First, gather up the darnel weeds, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn."'" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Matthew 14:3 For Herod having laid hold on John, did bind him, and did put him in prison, because of Herodias his brother Philip's wife, (YLT)
Matthew 16:19 I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven; and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 18:18 Most certainly I tell you, whatever things you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever things you release on earth will have been released in heaven. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 22:13 Then the king said to the servants,'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.' (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Matthew 23:4 For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Mark 3:27 But no one can enter into the house of the strong man to plunder, unless he first binds the strong man; and then he will plunder his house. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Mark 5:3 He lived in the tombs. Nobody could bind him any more, not even with chains, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 15:17 And they clothe him with purple, and bind round on him a crown of thorns which they had plaited. (DBY)
John 20:23 If you remit the sins of any persons, they remain remitted to them. If you bind fast the sins of any, they remain bound." (WEY)
Acts 9:14 Here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 12:8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 21:11 Coming to us, and taking Paul's belt, he bound his own feet and hands, and said, "Thus says the Holy Spirit:'So will the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and will deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.'" (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise ye younger, be subject to the elder, and all of you bind on humility towards one another; for God sets himself against the proud, but to the humble gives grace. (DBY)
Revelation 20:2 and he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, who is Devil and Adversary, and did bind him a thousand years, (YLT)
Exodus 28:28 They shall bind the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate may not swing out from the ephod. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 29:9 You shall dress them with belts, Aaron and his sons, and bind headbands on them: and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute: and you shall consecrate Aaron and his sons. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Exodus 39:21 And they did bind the breastplate by his rings unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses. (KJV JPS ASV YLT)
Leviticus 8:7 and doth put on him the coat, and doth gird him with the girdle, and doth clothe him with the upper robe, and doth put on him the ephod, and doth gird him with the girdle of the ephod, and doth bind 'it' to him with it, (YLT RSV)
Numbers 30:2 When a man vows a vow to Yahweh, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 30:3 "Also when a woman vows a vow to Yahweh, and binds herself by a bond, being in her father's house, in her youth, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Deuteronomy 6:8 You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for symbols between your eyes. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore you shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul; and you shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for symbols between your eyes. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 14:25 then you shall turn it into money, and bind up the money in your hand, and shall go to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Joshua 2:18 Behold, when we come into the land, you shall bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which you did let us down by. You shall gather to yourself into the house your father, your mother, your brothers, and all your father's household. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Judges 15:10 The men of Judah said, "Why have you come up against us?" They said, "We have come up to bind Samson, to do to him as he has done to us." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 15:12 They said to him, "We have come down to bind you, that we may deliver you into the hand of the Philistines." Samson said to them, "Swear to me that you will not fall on me yourselves." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 15:13 They spoke to him, saying, "No; but we will bind you fast, and deliver you into their hand; but surely we will not kill you." They bound him with two new ropes, and brought him up from the rock. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 16:5 The lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, "Entice him, and see in which his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Judges 16:7 Samson said to her, "If they bind me with seven green cords that were never dried, then shall I become weak, and be as another man." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 16:11 He said to her, "If they only bind me with new ropes with which no work has been done, then shall I become weak, and be as another man." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 16:21 And the Philistines seize him, and pick out his eyes, and bring him down to Gaza, and bind him with two brazen fetters; and he is grinding in the prison-house. (YLT NIV)
1 Samuel 6:10 And the men do so, and take two suckling kine, and bind them in the cart, and their young ones they have shut up in the house; (YLT)
1 Kings 18:44 And it cometh to pass, at the seventh, that he saith, 'Lo, a little thickness as the palm of a man is coming up out of the sea.' And he saith, 'Go up, say unto Ahab, 'Bind -- and go down, and the shower doth not restrain thee.' (YLT)
2 Kings 12:10 And it cometh to pass, at their seeing that the money 'is' abundant in the chest, that there goeth up a scribe of the king, and of the high priest, and they bind 'it' up, and count the money that is found 'in' the house of Jehovah, (YLT)
2 Chronicles 33:11 and Jehovah bringeth in against them the heads of the host that the king of Asshur hath, and they capture Manasseh among the thickets, and bind him with brazen fetters, and cause him to go to Babylon. (YLT)
Nehemiah 10:29 They joined with their brothers, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of Yahweh our Lord, and his ordinances and his statutes; (See NIV)
Job 30:18 By great force is my garment disfigured. It binds me about as the collar of my coat. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Job 31:36 Surely I would carry it on my shoulder; and I would bind it to me as a crown. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Job 38:31 "Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion? (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 39:10 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Job 40:13 Hide them in the dust together. Bind their faces in the hidden place. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Job 41:5 Will you play with him as with a bird? Or will you bind him for your girls? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Psalms 105:22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 118:27 Yahweh is God, and he has given us light. Bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Psalms 119:61 The ropes of the wicked bind me, but I won't forget your law. (WEB NIV)
Psalms 149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 3:3 Don't let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 6:21 Bind them continually on your heart. Tie them around your neck. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 7:3 Bind them on your fingers. Write them on the tablet of your heart. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 22:21 and I will cloth him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. (See JPS RSV)
Isaiah 49:18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth. (KJV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Isaiah 56:6 And as for those from a strange country, who are joined to the Lord, to give worship to him and honour to his name, to be his servants, even everyone who keeps the Sabbath holy, and keeps his agreement with me: (See NIV)
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 30:13 There is none to plead thy cause, to bind up thy wound; thou hast no healing medicines. (DBY YLT)
Jeremiah 50:5 They shall inquire concerning Zion with their faces turned toward it, saying, Come, and join yourselves to Yahweh in an everlasting covenant that shall not be forgotten. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 51:63 It shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Ezekiel 3:25 But you, son of man, behold, they shall lay bands on you, and shall bind you with them, and you shall not go out among them: (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Ezekiel 5:3 You shall take of it a few in number, and bind them in your skirts. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 24:17 Sigh, but not aloud, make no mourning for the dead; bind your headdress on you, and put your shoes on your feet, and don't cover your lips, and don't eat men's bread. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 30:21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and behold, it has not been bound up, to apply healing medicines, to put a bandage to bind it, that it be strong to hold the sword. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Ezekiel 34:16 I will seek that which was lost, and will bring back that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but the fat and the strong I will destroy; I will feed them in justice. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Daniel 3:20 He commanded certain mighty men who were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Hosea 6:1 "Come, and let us return to Yahweh; for he has torn us to pieces, and he will heal us; he has injured us, and he will bind up our wounds. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Hosea 10:10 It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows. (KJV WBS YLT)
Micah 1:13 O thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)