|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.
2. (n.) One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a rib or a thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any fragment of bony substance. (pl.) The frame or skeleton of the body.
3. (n.) Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
4. (n.) Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music.
5. (n.) Dice.
6. (n.) Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.
7. (n.) Fig.: The framework of anything.
8. (v. t.) To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.
9. (v. t.) To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.
10. (v. t.) To fertilize with bone.
11. (v. t.) To steal; to take possession of.
12. (v. t.) To sight along an object or set of objects, to see if it or they be level or in line, as in carpentry, masonry, and surveying.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
bon (`etsem, `otsem; Aramaic gerem, by extension used for "bony frame," "body," "strength," Psalm 35:10; "the whole man"; Luke 24:39, "flesh and bones" = the solid and tangible framework of the body; figuratively the substance, the idea of a thing, the thing, per se): Figurative: Very often we find the use of these words in metaphorical phrases, in which a disease or a discomfort of the body denotes certain emotions or mental attitudes. Thus the expression "rottenness of the bones" (Proverbs 12:4; Proverbs 14:30) signifies the feelings of a man whose wife causes him shame and confusion, or is equivalent to "envy," "jealousy." The translation of the Septuagint in these passages by skolex, "worm," and ses, "maggot," "moth," is incorrect. The same phrase is used in Habakkuk 3:16 for utter dejectedness through the anticipation of approaching evil. Similarly the "shaking of the bones" (Job 4:14) is expressive of fear, and denotes dejection and sadness in Jeremiah 23:9. The "burning of the bones" is found as a symptom of J ob's disease (Job 30:30), and stands for grief, depression of spirits in Psalm 102:3 and Lamentations 1:13, and also for the feeling of Jeremiah, when he attempted to hold back the Divine message (Jeremiah 20:9), while "dryness of bones" (Proverbs 17:22) is the opposite of "good health." Other similar expressions of mental distress are the "piercing of the bones" (Job 30:17), the bones are "troubled" (Psalm 6:2), "out of joint" (Psalm 22:14), "consumed" (Psalm 31:10 the King James Version), "wasted away" or "waxed old" (Psalm 32:3), "broken" (Psalm 51:8 Lamentations 3:4), "ill at rest" (Psalm 38:3), "bone of my bones," etc. (Genesis 2:23), having the same nature, and the nearest relation (2 Samuel 5:1) and affection (Ephesians 5:30). In the last-mentioned passage, the Revised Version (British and American) omits "of his flesh, and of his bones" as an interpolation from Genesis 2:23. The figs. in Micah 3:2, 3 are expressive of the most cruel oppression and murder.
H. L. E. Luering
Bone (35 Occurrences)
John 19:36 For these things happened, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, "A bone of him will not be broken." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 2:22 And the bone which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman, and took her to the man. (BBE)
Genesis 2:23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called'woman,' because she was taken out of Man." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 29:14 Laban said to him, "Surely you are my bone and my flesh." He lived with him for a month. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 12:46 In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry forth anything of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone of it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 3:9 He shall offer from the sacrifice of peace offerings an offering made by fire to Yahweh; its fat, the entire tail fat, he shall take away close to the backbone; and the fat that covers the inwards, and all the fat that is on the inwards, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 9:12 They shall leave none of it until the morning, nor break a bone of it. According to all the statute of the Passover they shall keep it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 19:16 "Whoever in the open field touches one who is slain with a sword, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 19:18 and a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent, and on all the vessels, and on the persons who were there, and on him who touched the bone, or the slain, or the dead, or the grave: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 9:2 "Please speak in the ears of all the men of Shechem,'Is it better for you that all the sons of Jerubbaal, who are seventy persons, rule over you, or that one rule over you?' Remember also that I am your bone and your flesh." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 9:53 But a certain woman sent a great stone, such as is used for crushing grain, on to the head of Abimelech, cracking the bone. (BBE)
Judges 19:29 And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel. (Root in KJV BBE WBS YLT)
1 Samuel 15:33 And Samuel said, As your sword has made women without children, so now your mother will be without children among women. And Agag was cut up by Samuel, bone from bone, before the Lord in Gilgal. (BBE)
2 Samuel 5:1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David to Hebron, and spoke, saying, "Behold, we are your bone and your flesh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
2 Samuel 19:12 You are my brothers, you are my bone and my flesh. Why then are you the last to bring back the king?' (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
2 Samuel 19:13 Say to Amasa,'Aren't you my bone and my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if you aren't captain of the army before me continually in the room of Joab.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Chronicles 11:1 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David to Hebron, saying, "Behold, we are your bone and your flesh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Job 2:5 But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce you to your face." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 19:20 My bones stick to my skin and to my flesh. I have escaped by the skin of my teeth. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 30:17 In the night season my bones are pierced in me, and the pains that gnaw me take no rest. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 30:30 My skin grows black and peels from me. My bones are burned with heat. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Job 31:22 then let my shoulder fall from the shoulder blade, and my arm be broken from the bone. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Job 41:1 Is it possible for Leviathan to be pulled out with a fish-hook, or for a hook to be put through the bone of his mouth? (BBE)
Psalms 3:7 Arise, Yahweh! Save me, my God! For you have struck all of my enemies on the cheek bone. You have broken the teeth of the wicked. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS)
Psalms 102:5 By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones stick to my skin. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 15:30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart. Good news gives health to the bones. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 25:15 By patience a ruler is persuaded. A soft tongue breaks the bone. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 50:17 Israel is a hunted sheep; the lions have driven him away: first, the king of Assyria devoured him; and now at last Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Lamentations 1:13 From on high has he sent fire into my bones, and it prevails against them; He has spread a net for my feet, he has turned me back: He has made me desolate and faint all the day. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Lamentations 4:8 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: Their skin cleaves to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, an earthquake; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 39:15 Those who pass through the land shall pass through; and when any sees a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, until the undertakers have buried it in the valley of Hamon Gog. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow. (Root in KJV JPS BBE WBS YLT)