|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. i.) To flower; to blossom; to bloom.
2. (v. t.) To cause to blossom; to put forth (blossoms or flowers).
3. (n.) A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms.
4. (n.) A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword.
5. (n.) A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.
6. (n.) The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss (esp. when sudden); a buffet.
7. (v. i.) To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.
8. (v. i.) To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows.
9. (v. i.) To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
10. (v. i.) To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet.
11. (v. i.) To spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale.
12. (v. i.) To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street.
13. (v. i.) To talk loudly; to boast; to storm.
14. (v. t.) To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.
15. (v. t.) To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore.
16. (v. t.) To cause air to pass through by the action of the mouth, or otherwise; to cause to sound, as a wind instrument; as, to blow a trumpet; to blow an organ.
17. (v. t.) To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose.
18. (v. t.) To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; -- usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building.
19. (v. t.) To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.
20. (v. t.) To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass.
21. (v. t.) To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
22. (v. t.) To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.
23. (v. t.) To deposit eggs or larvae upon, or in (meat, etc.).
24. (n.) A blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port.
25. (n.) The act of forcing air from the mouth, or through or from some instrument; as, to give a hard blow on a whistle or horn; to give the fire a blow with the bellows.
26. (n.) The spouting of a whale.
27. (n.) A single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter.
28. (n.) An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
blo (nashaph): Used with reference to the wind (Exodus 15:10 Psalm 78:26; Psalm 147:18; pneo, "to breathe," Luke 12:55 John 3:8 Revelation 7:1); taqa`, with reference to trumpet sound (Numbers 10:3-10; Numbers 31:6 the King James Version; Judges 7:18, 20 1 Kings 1:34 1 Chronicles 15:24 Psalm 81:3 Ezekiel 33:3, 6 Hosea 5:8 Joel 2:1, 15); puach, with reference to the strong expulsion of the breath (Ezekiel 21:31; Ezekiel 22:20, 21 Haggai 1:9 Isaiah 40:7; Isaiah 54:16 Job 20:26); nashaph, with reference to a forcible slap or stroke with hand or an instrument (Psalm 39:10 Isaiah 40:24 Jeremiah 14:17 the King James Version).
Frank E. Hirsch
Blow (124 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:39 But I say to you, Do not make use of force against an evil man; but to him who gives you a blow on the right side of your face let the left be turned. (BBE)
Matthew 6:2 When you give in charity, never blow a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and streets in order that their praises may be sung by men. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward. (WEY)
Matthew 7:25 and the heavy rain falls, the swollen torrents come, and the winds blow and beat against the house; yet it does not fall, for its foundation is on rock. (WEY)
Matthew 7:27 The heavy rain descends, the swollen torrents come, and the winds blow and burst upon the house, and it falls; and disastrous is the fall." (WEY)
Matthew 26:51 And one of those who were with Jesus put out his hand, and took out his sword and gave the servant of the high priest a blow, cutting off his ear. (BBE)
Matthew 26:68 Be a prophet, O Christ, and say who gave you a blow! (BBE)
Mark 14:47 But one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck a blow at the High Priest's servant, cutting off his ear. (WEY BBE)
Luke 6:29 To him who gives you a blow on one side of the face offer the other side also; and to him who is robbing you of your outer garment refuse not the under one also. (WEY BBE)
Luke 12:55 When a south wind blows, you say,'There will be a scorching heat,' and it happens. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 22:50 And one of them struck a blow at the High Priest's servant and cut off his right ear. (WEY BBE)
Luke 22:64 And, covering his eyes, they said to him, Are you prophet enough to say who gave you that blow? (BBE)
John 3:8 The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don't know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 18:10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, took it out and gave the high priest's servant a blow, cutting off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. (BBE)
John 18:22 When he said this, one of the police by his side gave him a blow with his open hand, saying, Do you give such an answer to the high priest? (BBE DBY)
John 18:23 "If I have spoken wrongly," replied Jesus, "bear witness to it as wrong; but if rightly, why that blow?" (WEY BBE)
Acts 12:13 And he gave a blow on the door, and a young girl came to it, named Rhoda. (BBE)
Acts 23:2 And the high priest, Ananias, gave orders to those who were near him to give him a blow on the mouth. (BBE)
Acts 27:13 And the south wind blowing gently, supposing that they had gained their object, having weighed anchor they sailed close in shore along Crete. (Root in DBY YLT NIV)
1 Corinthians 4:11 To this very moment we endure both hunger and thirst, with scanty clothing and many a blow. (WEY BBE)
2 Corinthians 12:7 And judging by the stupendous grandeur of the revelations--therefore lest I should be over-elated there has been sent to me, like the agony of impalement, Satan's angel dealing blow after blow, lest I should be over-elated. (WEY)
1 Peter 2:20 If you do wrong and receive a blow for it, what credit is there in your bearing it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you bear it patiently, this is an acceptable thing with God. (WEY)
Revelation 7:1 After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 8:6 Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets made preparations for blowing them. (Root in WEY RSV)
Revelation 8:13 Then I looked, and I heard a solitary eagle crying in a loud voice, as it flew across the sky, "Alas, alas, alas, for the inhabitants of the earth, because of the significance of the remaining trumpets which the three angels are about to blow!" (WEY RSV)
Genesis 8:1 God remembered Noah, all the animals, and all the livestock that were with him in the ship; and God made a wind to pass over the earth. The waters subsided. (See RSV)
Genesis 32:25 But when the man saw that he was not able to overcome Jacob, he gave him a blow in the hollow part of his leg, so that his leg was damaged. (BBE)
Exodus 10:13 Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Yahweh brought an east wind on the land all that day, and all the night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. (See NIV)
Exodus 15:10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 17:6 See, I will take my place before you on the rock in Horeb; and when you give the rock a blow, water will come out of it, and the people will have drink. And Moses did so before the eyes of the chiefs of Israel. (BBE)
Exodus 21:15 Any man who gives a blow to his father or his mother is certainly to be put to death. (BBE)
Exodus 21:18 If, in a fight, one man gives another a blow with a stone, or with the shut hand, not causing his death, but making him keep in bed; (BBE)
Exodus 21:19 if he rises again and walks around with his staff, then he who struck him shall be cleared: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall provide for his healing until he is thoroughly healed. (See NIV)
Exodus 21:25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, blow for blow. (BBE)
Exodus 21:26 If a man gives his man-servant or his woman-servant a blow in the eye, causing its destruction, he is to let him go free on account of the damage to his eye. (BBE)
Exodus 21:27 Or if the loss of a tooth is caused by his blow, he will let him go free on account of his tooth. (BBE)
Exodus 22:2 If a thief is taken in the act of forcing his way into a house, and his death is caused by a blow, the owner of the house is not responsible for his blood. (BBE)
Numbers 10:3 When they blow them, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the door of the Tent of Meeting. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 10:4 If they blow just one, then the princes, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves to you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 10:5 When you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall go forward. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 10:6 When you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that lie on the south side shall go forward. They shall blow an alarm for their journeys. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 10:7 But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but you shall not sound an alarm. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 10:8 "The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets. This shall be to you for a statute forever throughout your generations. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 10:9 And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies. (KJV DBY WBS)
Numbers 10:10 "Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your God. I am Yahweh your God." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV
Numbers 29:1 "'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing of trumpets to you. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Numbers 31:6 And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand. (KJV WBS)
Numbers 35:16 But if a man gives another man a blow with an iron instrument, causing his death, he is a taker of life and is certainly to be put to death. (BBE)
Numbers 35:17 Or if he gives him a blow with a stone in his hand, causing his death, he is a taker of life and is certainly to be put to death. (BBE)
Numbers 35:21 Or in hate gave him blows with his hand, causing death; he who gave the death-blow is to be put to death; he is a taker of life: he whose right it is to give punishment for blood may put to death the taker of life when he comes face to face with him. (Root in BBE RSV)
Numbers 35:23 Or has given him a blow with a stone, without seeing him, so causing his death, though he had nothing against him and no desire to do him evil: (BBE)
Deuteronomy 17:8 If you are not able to give a decision as to who is responsible for a death, or who is right in a cause, or who gave the first blow in a fight, and there is a division of opinion about it in your town: then go to the place marked out by the Lord your God; (BBE)
Deuteronomy 19:5 For example, if a man goes into the woods with his neighbour for the purpose of cutting down trees, and when he takes his axe to give a blow to the tree, the head of the axe comes off, and falling on to his neighbour gives him a wound causing his death; then the man may go in flight to one of these towns and be safe: (BBE)
Deuteronomy 19:11 But if any man has hate for his neighbour, and waiting for him secretly makes an attack on him and gives him a blow causing his death, and then goes in flight to one of these towns; (BBE)
Deuteronomy 21:5 Then the priests, the sons of Levi, are to come near; for they have been marked out by the Lord your God to be his servants and to give blessings in the name of the Lord; and by their decision every argument and every blow is to be judged: (BBE)
Deuteronomy 32:26 I have said: I blow them away, I cause their remembrance to cease from man; (YLT)
Joshua 6:4 Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark. On the seventh day, you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 6:9 And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rearward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets. (Root in KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS)
Joshua 6:13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rearward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets. (Root in KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 6:20 And the people shout, and blow with the trumpets, and it cometh to pass when the people hear the voice of the trumpet, that the people shout -- a great shout, and the wall falleth under it, and the people goeth up into the city, each over-against him, and they capture the city; (YLT RSV)
Judges 5:26 She put out her hand to the tent-pin, and her right hand to the workman's hammer; and she gave Sisera a blow, crushing his head, wounding and driving through his brow. (BBE DBY RSV)
Judges 7:18 When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then blow the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and shout,'For Yahweh and for Gideon!'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 7:19 And Gideon cometh -- and the hundred men who 'are' with him -- into the extremity of the camp, 'at' the beginning of the middle watch (it hath only just confirmed the watchmen), and they blow with trumpets -- dashing in pieces also the pitchers which 'are' in their hand; (YLT)
Judges 7:20 The three companies blew the trumpets, and broke the pitchers, and held the torches in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands with which to blow; and they shouted, "The sword of Yahweh and of Gideon!" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 7:22 and the three hundred blow the trumpets, and Jehovah setteth the sword of each against his companion, even through all the camp; and the camp fleeth unto Beth-Shittah, at Zererath, unto the border of Abel-Meholah, by Tabbath. (YLT)
Judges 16:28 Samson called to Yahweh, and said, "Lord Yahweh, remember me, please, and strengthen me, please, only this once, God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes." (See NIV)
1 Samuel 4:10 And the Philistines fight, and Israel is smitten, and they flee each to his tents, and the blow is very great, and there fall of Israel thirty thousand footmen; (YLT)
1 Samuel 6:19 He struck of the men of Beth Shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of Yahweh, he struck of the people fifty thousand seventy men; and the people mourned, because Yahweh had struck the people with a great slaughter. (See NIV)
1 Samuel 18:11 And Saul, balancing the spear in his hand, said, I will give David a blow, pinning him to the wall. And David got away from him twice. (BBE)
1 Samuel 26:8 Then Abishai said to David, God has given up your hater into your hands today; now let me give him one blow through to the earth with his spear, and there will be no need to give him a second. (BBE)
2 Samuel 2:23 But still he did not go to one side: so Abner gave him a back blow in the stomach with his spear, so that the spear came out at his back; and he went down on the earth, wounded to death: and all those who came to the place where Asahel went down dead, came to a stop. (BBE)
2 Samuel 14:6 And I had two sons, and the two of them had a fight in the field, and there was no one to come between them, and one with a blow put the other to death. (BBE)
2 Samuel 20:10 But Amasa did not see danger from the sword which was now in Joab's left hand, and Joab put it through his stomach so that his inside came out on to the earth, and he did not give him another blow. So Joab and his brother Abishai went on after Sheba, the son of Bichri. (BBE RSV)
1 Kings 1:34 Let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel. Blow the trumpet, and say,'Long live king Solomon!' (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 1:39 and Zadok the priest taketh the horn of oil out of the tent, and anointeth Solomon, and they blow with a trumpet, and all the people say, 'Let king Solomon live.' (YLT)
1 Kings 20:37 Then he came across another man, and said, Give me a wound. And the man gave him a blow wounding him. (BBE)
1 Kings 22:24 Then Zedekiah, the son of Chenaanah, came near and gave Micaiah a blow on the side of the face, saying, Where is the spirit of the Lord whose word is in you? (BBE)
2 Kings 2:8 Then Elijah took off his robe, and, rolling it up, gave the water a blow with it, and the waters were parted, flowing back this way and that, so that they went over on dry land. (BBE)
2 Kings 2:14 And he took Elijah's robe, which had been dropped from him, and giving the water a blow with it, said, Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah? and at his blow the waters were parted this way and that; and Elisha went over. (BBE)
2 Kings 9:13 And they haste and take each his garment, and put 'it' under him at the top of the stairs, and blow with a trumpet, and say, 'Reigned hath Jehu!' (YLT)
1 Chronicles 15:24 Shebaniah, and Joshaphat, and Nethanel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obed-Edom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 16:6 And Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests, blowing horns all the time before the ark of the agreement of God. (Root in BBE RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 18:23 Then Zedekiah, the son of Chenaanah, came near and gave Micaiah a blow on the side of his face, saying, Where is the spirit of the Lord whose word is in you? (BBE)
2 Chronicles 21:14 behold, Yahweh will strike with a great plague your people, and your children, and your wives, and all your substance; (See NIV)
Job 34:20 Suddenly they come to an end, even in the middle of the night: the blow comes on the men of wealth, and they are gone, and the strong are taken away without the hand of man. (BBE)
Psalms 39:10 Remove your scourge away from me. I am overcome by the blow of your hand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Psalms 68:2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. (See NIV)
Psalms 78:26 He caused the east wind to blow in the sky. By his power he guided the south wind. (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Psalms 81:3 Blow the trumpet at the New Moon, at the full moon, on our feast day. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 140:11 Let not a man of evil tongue be safe on earth: let destruction overtake the violent man with blow on blow. (BBE)
Psalms 147:18 He sends out his word, and melts them. He causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Song of Songs 4:16 Awake, north wind; and come, you south! Blow on my garden, that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and taste his precious fruits. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 5:24 Therefore as the tongue of fire devoureth the stubble, and as the chaff is consumed in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts, and contemned the word of the Holy One of Israel. (See NAS NIV)
Isaiah 9:1 But there shall be no gloom to her that was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the latter time hath he made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. (See JPS)
Isaiah 19:7 The grass-lands by the Nile, and everything planted by the Nile, will become dry, or taken away by the wind, and will come to an end. (See NIV)
Isaiah 30:26 And the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times greater, as the light of seven days, in the day when the Lord puts oil on the wounds of his people, and makes them well from the blows they have undergone. (Root in BBE RSV)
Isaiah 30:30 And the Lord will send out the sound of his great voice, and they will see his arm stretched out, with the heat of his wrath, and the flame of a burning fire; with a cloud-burst, and storm, and a rain of ice. (See RSV)
Isaiah 30:32 And every blow of the rod of his punishment, which the Lord will send on him, will be with the sound of music: and with the waving of his sword the Lord will make war against him. (BBE NAS NIV)
Isaiah 41:16 You will send the wind over them, and it will take them away; they will go in all directions before the storm-wind: you will have joy in the Lord, and be glad in the Holy One of Israel. (See NIV)
Isaiah 42:14 Long time have I holden my peace; I have been still, I have restrained myself: I will cry like a woman that travaileth; I will blow and pant at once. (DBY)
Isaiah 57:13 Your false gods will not keep you safe in answer to your cry; but the wind will take them, they will be gone like a breath: but he who puts his hope in me will take the land, and will have my holy mountain as his heritage. (See NIV)