|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (imp.) of Bind.
2. (p. p.) of Bind.
3. (n.) The external or limiting line, either real or imaginary, of any object or space; that which limits or restrains, or within which something is limited or restrained; limit; confine; extent; boundary.
4. (v. t.) To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension of; -- said of natural or of moral objects; to lie along, or form, a boundary of; to enclose; to circumscribe; to restrain; to confine.
5. (v. t.) To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.
6. (v. i.) To move with a sudden spring or leap, or with a succession of springs or leaps; as the beast bounded from his den; the herd bounded across the plain.
7. (v. i.) To rebound, as an elastic ball.
8. (v. t.) To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.
9. (v. t.) To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor.
10. (n.) A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.
11. (n.) Rebound; as, the bound of a ball.
12. (n.) Spring from one foot to the other.
13. (v.) imp. & p. p. of Bind.
14. (p. p. & a.) Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.
15. (p. p. & a.) Enclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.
16. (p. p. & a.) Under legal or moral restraint or obligation.
17. (p. p. & a.) Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail.
18. (p. p. & a.) Resolved; as, I am bound to do it.
19. (p. p. & a.) Constipated; costive.
20. (v.) Ready or intending to go; on the way toward; going; -- with to or for, or with an adverb of motion; as, a ship is bound to Cadiz, or for Cadiz.
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
Bound (175 Occurrences)
Matthew 14:3 For Herod had laid hold of John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
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 21:2 saying to them, 'Go on to the village over-against you, and immediately ye shall find an ass bound, and a colt with her -- having loosed, bring ye to me; (YLT)
Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the ministrants, Having bound his feet and hands, take him up and cast forth to the outer darkness, there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth; (YLT)
Matthew 23:16 "Alas for you, you blind guides, who say, "'Whoever swears by the Sanctuary it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the Sanctuary, is bound by the oath.' (WEY RSV NIV)
Matthew 23:18 And you say, "'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the offering lying on it is bound by the oath.' (WEY RSV NIV)
Matthew 27:2 and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 5:4 because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him, and the fetters broken in pieces. Nobody had the strength to tame him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Mark 6:17 For Herod himself had sent out and arrested John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, for he had married her. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 11:4 And they departed, and found a colt bound to the door without at the crossway, and they loose him. (DBY)
Mark 15:1 Immediately in the morning the chief priests, with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Mark 15:7 There was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 8:29 For Jesus was commanding the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For the unclean spirit had often seized the man. He was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters. Breaking the bands apart, he was driven by the demon into the desert. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Luke 10:34 came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Luke 13:16 Ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan had bound eighteen long years, be freed from this bondage on the Sabbath day?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 15:32 We are bound to make merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has come back to life, he was lost and has been found.'" (WEY)
Luke 17:1 And he said to his disciples, It is necessary for causes of trouble to come about, but unhappy is he by whom they come. (See NIV)
Luke 17:10 So you also, when you have obeyed all the orders given you, must say, "'There is no merit in our service: what we have done is only what we were in duty bound to do.'" (WEY)
Luke 19:30 having said, Go away to the village over-against, in which, entering into, ye shall find a colt bound, on which no one of men did ever sit, having loosed it, bring 'it'; (YLT)
John 11:44 He who was dead came out, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Free him, and let him go." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
John 18:12 So the detachment, the commanding officer, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound him, (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 18:24 Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas, the high priest. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 19:40 So they took Jesus' body, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. (WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)
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 9:2 and asked for letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 9:21 All who heard him were amazed, and said, "Isn't this he who in Jerusalem made havoc of those who called on this name? And he had come here intending to bring them bound before the chief priests!" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 10:11 and he beholds the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, as a great sheet, bound by the four corners and let down to the earth; (DBY YLT)
Acts 12:6 The same night when Herod was about to bring him out, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains. Guards in front of the door kept the prison. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 13:46 Then, throwing off all reserve, Paul and Barnabas said, "We were bound to proclaim God's Message to you first. But since you spurn it and judge yourselves to be unworthy of the Life of the Ages--well, we turn to the Gentiles. (WEY)
Acts 18:18 After remaining a considerable time longer in Corinth, Paul took leave of the brethren and set sail for Syria; and Priscilla and Aquila were with him. He had shaved his head at Cenchreae, because he was bound by a vow. (WEY)
Acts 20:22 Now, behold, I go bound by the Spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there; (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 21:2 Finding a ship bound for Phoenicia, we went on board and put to sea. (WEY)
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)
Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Acts 21:33 Then the commanding officer came near, arrested him, commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what he had done. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 22:5 As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished. (KJV DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 22:25 And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned? (KJV WBS)
Acts 22:29 Immediately those who were about to examine him departed from him, and the commanding officer also was afraid when he realized that he was a Roman, because he had bound him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 23:12 When it was day, some of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul. (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 23:13 There were more than forty of them who bound themselves by this oath. (WEY)
Acts 23:14 They came to the chief priests and the elders, and said, "We have bound ourselves under a great curse, to taste nothing until we have killed Paul. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Acts 23:21 Therefore don't yield to them, for more than forty men lie in wait for him, who have bound themselves under a curse neither to eat nor to drink until they have killed him. Now they are ready, looking for the promise from you." (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Acts 24:27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound. (KJV DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 27:6 There Julius found an Alexandrian ship bound for Italy, and put us on board of her. (WEY)
Acts 28:20 For this cause therefore I asked to see you and to speak with you. For because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain." (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Romans 4:21 and being absolutely certain that whatever promise He is bound by He is able also to make good. (WEY)
Romans 7:2 For the woman that has a husband is bound by law to the husband while he lives, but if the husband dies, she is discharged from the law of the husband. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 7:6 But now we have been discharged from the law, having died to that in which we were held; so that we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter. (See NAS NIV)
1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the unbeliever go away, let them go away; a brother or a sister is not bound in such cases, but God has called us in peace. (DBY RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 7:27 Are you bound to a wife? Don't seek to be freed. Are you free from a wife? Don't seek a wife. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Corinthians 7:39 A wife is bound by law for as long as her husband lives; but if the husband is dead, she is free to be married to whoever she desires, only in the Lord. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 6:14 Don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? (See NAS)
Galatians 5:3 Yes, I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. (See RSV)
Ephesians 6:8 knowing that whatever good thing each one does, he will receive the same again from the Lord, whether he is bound or free. (WEB)
Ephesians 6:20 for which I am an ambassador bound with a chain, that I may be bold in it as I ought to speak. (DBY)
Colossians 4:3 praying at the same time for us also, that God may open to us a door of the word to speak the mystery of Christ, on account of which also I am bound, (DBY YLT)
2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to always give thanks to God for you, brothers, even as it is appropriate, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each and every one of you towards one another abounds; (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to always give thanks to God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief in the truth; (WEB KJV ASV WBS RSV)
2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Hebrews 5:3 and by reason thereof is bound, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. (ASV RSV)
Hebrews 13:3 Remember those who are in bonds, as bound with them; and those who are ill-treated, since you are also in the body. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 John 2:6 The man who professes to be continuing in Him is himself also bound to live as He lived. (WEY)
Jude 1:6 Angels who didn't keep their first domain, but deserted their own dwelling place, he has kept in everlasting bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day. (See NIV)
Revelation 9:14 saying to the sixth angel who had one trumpet, "Free the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates!" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 20:2 He seized the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole inhabited earth, and bound him for a thousand years, (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 22:9 They came to the place which God had told him of. Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, on the wood. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 38:28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Genesis 39:20 Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound, and he was there in custody. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Genesis 40:3 He put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Genesis 40:5 They both dreamed a dream, each man his dream, in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Genesis 42:16 Send one of you, and let him get your brother, and you shall be bound, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you, or else by the life of Pharaoh surely you are spies." (WEB JPS ASV YLT)
Genesis 42:19 If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Genesis 42:24 He turned himself away from them, and wept. Then he returned to them, and spoke to them, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him before their eyes. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 44:30 Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the boy's life; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 49:26 The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of your ancestors, above the boundaries of the ancient hills. They will be on the head of Joseph, on the crown of the head of him who is separated from his brothers. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Exodus 12:34 The people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading troughs being bound up in their clothes on their shoulders. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 29:9 and hast girded them 'with' a girdle (Aaron and his sons), and hast bound on them bonnets; and the priesthood hath been theirs by a statute age-during, and thou hast consecrated the hand of Aaron, and the hand of his sons, (YLT)
Exodus 39:21 They bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not come loose from the ephod, as Yahweh commanded Moses. (WEB DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Leviticus 8:7 And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith. (KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Leviticus 8:13 And Moses brought Aaron's sons, and clothed them with coats, and girded them with girdles, and bound head-tires upon them; as Jehovah commanded Moses. (ASV DBY JPS NAS RSV)
Numbers 19:15 Every open vessel, which has no covering bound on it, is unclean. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Numbers 30:3 And when a woman voweth a vow to Jehovah, and hath bound a bond in the house of her father in her youth, (YLT)
Numbers 30:4 and her father hears her vow, and her bond with which she has bound her soul, and her father holds his peace at her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond with which she has bound her soul shall stand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 30:5 But if her father disallow her in the day that he hears, none of her vows, or of her bonds with which she has bound her soul, shall stand: and Yahweh will forgive her, because her father disallowed her. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 30:6 "If she is married to a husband, while her vows are on her, or the rash utterance of her lips, with which she has bound her soul, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 30:7 and her husband hear it, and hold his peace at her in the day that he hears it; then her vows shall stand, and her bonds with which she has bound her soul shall stand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 30:8 But if her husband disallow her in the day that he hears it, then he shall make void her vow which is on her, and the rash utterance of her lips, with which she has bound her soul: and Yahweh will forgive her. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 30:9 "But the vow of a widow, or of her who is divorced, even everything with which she has bound her soul, shall stand against her. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 30:10 "If she vowed in her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 30:11 and her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and didn't disallow her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond with which she bound her soul shall stand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Deuteronomy 6:8 and hast bound them for a sign upon thy hand, and they have been for frontlets between thine eyes, (YLT)
Deuteronomy 11:18 And ye have placed these my words on your heart, and on your soul, and have bound them for a sign on your hand, and they have been for frontlets between your eyes; (YLT)
Deuteronomy 14:25 then thou hast given 'it' in money, and hast bound up the money in thy hand, and gone unto the place on which Jehovah thy God doth fix; (YLT)
Joshua 2:21 And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Joshua 9:4 they also resorted to a ruse, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks on their donkeys, and wineskins, old and torn and bound up, (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Judges 3:16 Ehud made him a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length; and he girded it under his clothing on his right thigh. (See NAS)
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 NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 16:6 Delilah said to Samson, "Tell me, please, where your great strength lies, and what you might be bound to afflict you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 16:8 Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green cords which had not been dried, and she bound him with them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)