|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
The apparent diurnal revolution of the sun round the earth (Psalm 19:6), and the changes of the wind (Ecclesiastes 1:6). In Job 22:14, "in the circuit of heaven" (R.V. marg., "on the vault of heaven") means the "arch of heaven," which seems to be bent over our heads.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth round the sun.
2. (n.) The circumference of, or distance round, any space; the measure of a line round an area.
3. (n.) That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.
4. (n.) The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.
5. (n.) A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.
6. (n.) A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.
7. (n.) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
8. (n.) Circumlocution.
9. (v. i.) To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
10. (v. t.) To travel around.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
sur'-kit, "a going around": Used to represent several Hebrew words in several senses, e.g. the sun's orbit (tequphah), Psalm 19:6; the vault of the heavens (chugh), Job 22:14 the King James Version; the circuit of the winds (cabhibh), Ecclesiastes 1:6 (see ASTRONOMY); Samuel's visiting of communities (cabhabh), 1 Samuel 7:16. In the Revised Version (British and American) the idea of encircling or "fetching a compass" (the King James Version) is expressed by the phrase "to make a circuit" (hacebh), 2 Samuel 5:23 2 Kings 3:9; and in the Revised Version, margin it indicates a plain (ha-kikkar), Nehemiah 3:22. The Greek perielthontes is translated in the same way (Acts 28:13), but the Revised Version, margin reads "cast loose," following the Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek reading perielontes.
Circuit (27 Occurrences)
Mark 3:34 And looking around in a circuit at those that were sitting around him, he says, Behold my mother and my brethren: (DBY)
Mark 6:6 And he wondered because of their unbelief. And he went round the villages in a circuit, teaching. (DBY)
Acts 28:13 And from thence we made a circuit, and arrived at Rhegium: and after one day a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli; (ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Romans 15:19 in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit of God; so that I, from Jerusalem, and in a circuit round to Illyricum, have fully preached the glad tidings of the Christ; (DBY)
Genesis 13:10 And Lot lifteth up his eyes, and seeth the whole circuit of the Jordan that it 'is' all a watered country (before Jehovah's destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, as Jehovah's garden, as the land of Egypt,) in thy coming toward Zoar, (YLT)
Genesis 13:11 and Lot chooseth for himself the whole circuit of the Jordan; and Lot journeyeth from the east, and they are parted -- a man from his companion; (YLT)
Genesis 13:12 Abram hath dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot hath dwelt in the cities of the circuit, and tenteth unto Sodom; (YLT)
Genesis 19:17 And it cometh to pass when he hath brought them out without, that he saith, 'Escape for thy life; look not expectingly behind thee, nor stand thou in all the circuit; to the mountain escape, lest thou be consumed.' (YLT)
Genesis 19:25 and He overthroweth these cities, and all the circuit, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which is shooting up from the ground. (YLT)
Genesis 19:28 and he looketh on the face of Sodom and Gomorrah, and on all the face of the land of the circuit, and seeth, and lo, the smoke of the land went up as smoke of the furnace. (YLT)
Genesis 19:29 And it cometh to pass, in God's destroying the cities of the circuit, that God remembereth Abraham, and sendeth Lot out of the midst of the overthrow in the overthrowing of the cities in which Lot dwelt. (YLT)
Numbers 34:5 And the border shall form a circuit from Azmon to the river of Egypt, and the limits of it shall be at the sea. (WBS)
Deuteronomy 34:3 and the south, and the circuit of the valley of Jericho, the city of palms, unto Zoar. (YLT)
1 Samuel 7:16 He went from year to year in circuit to Bethel and Gilgal, and Mizpah; and he judged Israel in all those places. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 5:23 And when David inquired of Jehovah, he said, Thou shalt not go up: make a circuit behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry-trees. (ASV JPS)
2 Samuel 18:23 And, whatever it be, 'said he,' let me run.' And he saith to him, 'Run;' and Ahimaaz runneth the way of the circuit, and passeth by the Cushite. (YLT)
1 Kings 7:46 In the circuit of the Jordan hath the king cast them, in the thick soil of the ground, between Succoth and Zarthan. (YLT)
2 Kings 3:9 So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom; and they made a circuit of seven days' journey. There was no water for the army, nor for the animals that followed them. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
1 Chronicles 11:8 and he buildeth the city round about, from Millo, and unto the circumference, and Joab restoreth the rest of the city. (See RSV)
2 Chronicles 4:17 In the circuit of the Jordan hath the king cast them, in the thick soil of the ground, between Succoth and Zeredathah. (YLT)
Nehemiah 3:22 And after him have the priests, men of the circuit, strengthened. (YLT)
Nehemiah 12:28 and sons of the singers are gathered together even from the circuit round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of Netophathi, (YLT RSV)
Job 22:14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven. (KJV JPS WBS)
Job 37:12 And they are turned every way by his guidance, that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the circuit of the earth, (DBY)
Psalms 19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heavens, his circuit to its ends; There is nothing hidden from its heat. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Ecclesiastes 1:6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. (Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Ezekiel 47:8 And he saith unto me, 'These waters are going forth unto the east circuit, and have gone down unto the desert, and have entered the sea; unto the sea they are brought forth, and the waters have been healed. (YLT)