|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.
2. (n.) To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up.
3. (n.) To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.
4. (n.) To come or gather around; to enclose; to encompass; to confine.
5. (v. i.) To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.
6. (v. i.) To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.
7. (v. i.) To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight.
8. (n.) The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
9. (n.) Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.
10. (n.) A grapple in wrestling.
11. (n.) The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
12. (n.) A double bar marking the end.
13. (n.) An enclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind; -- specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.
14. (n.) A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.
15. (n.) The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not enclosed.
16. (v. t.) Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.
17. (v. t.) Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.
18. (v. t.) Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; -- said of the air, weather, etc.
19. (v. t.) Strictly confined; carefully guarded; as, a close prisoner.
20. (v. t.) Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
21. (v. t.) Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.
22. (v. t.) Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.
23. (v. t.) Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.
24. (v. t.) Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; -- often followed by to.
25. (v. t.) Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.
26. (v. t.) Intimate; familiar; confidential.
27. (v. t.) Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.
28. (v. t.) Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.
29. (v. t.) Parsimonious; stingy.
30. (v. t.) Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.
31. (v. t.) Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.
32. (v. t.) Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; -- opposed to open.
33. (adv.) In a close manner.
34. (adv.) Secretly; darkly.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kloz, klos verb, adjective and adverb, (kacah, caghar; kammuo): Other words are charah, "to burn"; "Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar?" (Jeremiah 22:15 the King James Version), the Revised Version (British and American) "strivest to excel in cedar," margin "viest with the cedar"; atsam, "to harden"; "Yahweh has closed your eyes" (Isaiah 29:10); gadhar, "to hedge" or "wall up" (Amos 9:11); `atsar, "to restrain" (Genesis 20:18). In Luke 4:20, ptusso, "to fold up." the Revised Version (British and American) has "was closed," margin "is opened," for "are open" (Numbers 24:3, 15), "closed" for "narrow" or "covered" (Ezekiel 40:16; Ezekiel 41:16, 26). To "keep close," sigao (Luke 9:36), the Revised Version (British and American) "held their peace." We have also "kept close" (the Revised Version (British and American) Numbers 5:13; Hebrew cathar, "to hide"); also Job 28:21; "kept himself close," the Revised Version, margin "shut up" (1 Chronicles 12:1); "close places," micgereth (2 Samuel 22:46 Psalm 18:45 = "castles or holds shut in with high walls").
W. L. Walker
Close (186 Occurrences)
Matthew 3:2 "Repent," he said, "for the Kingdom of the Heavens is now close at hand." (WEY)
Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach. "Repent," He said, "for the Kingdom of the Heavens is now close at hand." (WEY)
Matthew 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a close vessel, but on a candlestick: and it giveth light to all that are in the house. (WBS)
Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. (Root in KJV WBS NAS NIV)
Matthew 10:7 And as you go, preach and say, 'The Kingdom of the Heavens is close at hand.' (WEY)
Matthew 13:15 for this people's heart has grown callous, their ears are dull of hearing, they have closed their eyes; or else perhaps they might perceive with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and should turn again; and I would heal them.' (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 13:39 The enemy who sows the darnel is *the Devil*; the harvest is the Close of the Age; the reapers are the angels. (WEY RSV)
Matthew 13:40 As then the darnel is collected together and burnt up with fire, so will it be at the Close of the Age. (WEY RSV)
Matthew 13:49 So will it be at the Close of the Age. The angels will go forth and separate the wicked from among the righteous, (WEY RSV)
Matthew 24:3 Afterwards He was on the Mount of Olives and was seated there when the disciples came to Him, apart from the others, and said, "Tell us when this will be; and what will be the sign of your Coming and of the Close of the Age?" (WEY RSV)
Matthew 26:18 "Go into the city," He replied, "to a certain man, and tell him, 'The Teacher says, My time is close at hand. It is at your house that I shall keep the Passover with my disciples.'" (WEY)
Matthew 26:45 Then He came to the disciples and said, "Sleep on and rest. See, the moment is close at hand when the Son of Man is to be betrayed into the hands of sinful men. (WEY)
Matthew 26:46 Rouse yourselves. Let us be going. My betrayer is close at hand." (WEY)
Matthew 28:20 and teach them to obey every command which I have given you. And remember, I am with you always, day by day, until the Close of the Age." (WEY RSV)
Mark 1:15 "The time has fully come," He said, "and the Kingdom of God is close at hand: repent, and believe this Good News. (WEY)
Mark 4:1 Once more He began to teach by the side of the Lake, and a vast multitude of people came together to listen to Him. He therefore went on board the boat and sat there, a little way from the land; and all the people were on the shore close to the water. (WEY DBY)
Mark 4:21 And he said to them, Is a candle brought to be put under a close vessel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? (WBS)
Mark 14:42 Rouse yourselves, let us be going: my betrayer is close at hand." (WEY)
Luke 4:2 tempted all the while by the Devil. During those days He ate nothing, and at the close of them He suffered from hunger. (WEY)
Luke 7:14 Then He went close and touched the bier, and the bearers halted. "Young man," He said, "I command you, wake!" (WEY)
Luke 7:38 and, standing behind close to His feet, weeping, began to wet His feet with her tears; and with her hair she wiped the tears away again, while she lovingly kissed His feet and poured the perfume over them. (WEY)
Luke 8:44 came close behind Him and touched the tassel of His robe; and instantly her flow of blood stopped. (WEY)
Luke 8:45 And Jesus said, Who has touched me? But all denying, Peter and those with him said, Master, the crowds close thee in and press upon thee, and sayest thou, Who has touched me? (DBY)
Luke 9:36 And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen. (KJV WBS)
Luke 10:11 "'The very dust of your town that hangs about us we wipe off as a protest. Only be sure of this, that the Kingdom of God is close at hand.' (WEY)
Luke 11:33 No man when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a close vessel, but on a candlestick, that they who come in may see the light. (WBS)
Luke 15:1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him. (WEB WEY)
Luke 18:40 At length Jesus stopped and desired them to bring the man to Him; and when he had come close to Him He asked him, (WEY)
Luke 19:43 for days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall make a palisaded mound about thee, and shall close thee around, and keep thee in on every side, (DBY)
Luke 20:20 They watched him, and sent out spies, who pretended to be righteous, that they might trap him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the power and authority of the governor. (See NIV)
Luke 21:8 "See to it," He replied, "that you are not misled; for many will come assuming my name and professing, 'I am He,' or saying, 'The time is close at hand.' Do not go and follow them. (WEY)
Luke 21:20 "But when you see Jerusalem with armies encamping round her on every side, then be certain that her overthrow is close at hand. (WEY)
Luke 21:34 "So be careful, or your hearts will be loaded down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day will come on you suddenly. (See NIV)
Luke 23:55 The women--those who had come with Jesus from Galilee--followed close behind, and saw the tomb and how His body was placed. (WEY)
John 4:47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and begged him that he would come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. (See NIV)
John 13:23 One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was at the table, leaning against Jesus' breast. (See RSV)
John 13:25 He, leaning back, as he was, on Jesus' breast, asked him, "Lord, who is it?" (See RSV)
John 19:25 Now standing close to the cross of Jesus were His mother and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. (WEY)
John 19:42 Therefore, because it was the day of Preparation for the Jewish Passover, and the tomb was close at hand, they put Jesus there. (WEY RSV)
John 21:9 As soon as they landed, they saw a charcoal fire burning there, with fish broiling on it, and bread close by. (WEY)
John 21:20 Then Peter, turning around, saw a disciple following. This was the disciple whom Jesus sincerely loved, the one who had also leaned on Jesus' breast at the supper and asked, "Lord, who is going to betray You?" (See RSV)
Acts 3:2 some men were carrying there one who had been lame from birth, whom they were wont to place every day close to the Beautiful Gate (as it was called) (WEY)
Acts 7:17 "But as the time of the promise came close which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt, (WEB)
Acts 7:31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight. As he came close to see, a voice of the Lord came to him, (WEB NAS NIV)
Acts 8:6 The multitudes listened with one accord to the things that were spoken by Philip, when they heard and saw the signs which he did. (See NIV)
Acts 8:13 Simon himself also believed, and after being baptized remained in close attendance on Philip, and was full of amazement at seeing such signs and such great miracles performed. (WEY)
Acts 9:3 As he traveled, it happened that he got close to Damascus, and suddenly a light from the sky shone around him. (WEB)
Acts 9:24 but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him, (See NIV)
Acts 10:6 He is staying as a guest with Simon, a tanner, who has a house close to the sea." (WEY)
Acts 10:9 Now on the next day as they were on their journey, and got close to the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray at about noon. (WEB)
Acts 10:24 On the next day they entered into Caesarea. Cornelius was waiting for them, having called together his relatives and his near friends. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 10:32 Send therefore to Jaffa, and invite Simon, surnamed Peter, to come here. He is staying as a guest in the house of Simon, a tanner, close to the sea.' (WEY)
Acts 11:5 "While I was in the town of Jaffa, offering prayer," he said, "in a trance I saw a vision. There descended what seemed to be an enormous sail, being let down from the sky by ropes at the four corners, and it came close to me. (WEY)
Acts 16:17 She kept following close behind Paul and the rest of us, crying aloud, "These men are the bondservants of the Most High God, and are proclaiming to you the way of salvation." (WEY)
Acts 18:7 And he departed thence, and entered into the house of a certain man named Justus, one that worshiped God, whose house joined close to the synagogue. (WBS)
Acts 22:6 It happened that, as I made my journey, and came close to Damascus, about noon, suddenly there shone from the sky a great light around me. (WEB)
Acts 27:13 When the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close to shore. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 27:27 It was now the fourteenth night, and we were drifting through the Sea of Adria, when, about midnight, the sailors suspected that land was close at hand. (WEY)
Acts 28:27 For this people's heart has grown callous. Their ears are dull of hearing. Their eyes they have closed. Lest they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and would turn again, and I would heal them.' (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 7:21 I find then the law, that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present. (See RSV)
Romans 10:8 But what does it say? "The Message is close to you, in your mouth and in your heart;" that is, the Message which we are publishing about the faith-- (WEY)
1 Corinthians 7:24 Where each one stood when he was called, there, brethren, let him still stand--close to God. (WEY)
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not come into close association with unbelievers, like oxen yoked with asses. For what is there in common between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what partnership has light with darkness? (WEY)
Philippians 2:27 for he was also sick close to death, but God had mercy on him, and not indeed on him alone, but also on me, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow. (DBY)
Philippians 2:30 because for the work of Christ he came near to death, risking his life to supply that which was lacking in your service toward me. (See NAS)
1 Timothy 4:6 If you warn the brethren of these dangers you will be a good and faithful servant of Christ Jesus, inwardly feeding on the lessons of the faith and of the sound teaching of which you have been, and are, so close a follower. (WEY)
1 Timothy 4:16 Pay attention to yourself, and to your teaching. Continue in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. (See NAS NIV)
2 Timothy 4:6 I for my part am like a drink-offering which is already being poured out; and the time for my departure is now close at hand. (WEY)
Hebrews 6:8 but if it bears thorns and thistles, it is rejected and near being cursed, whose end is to be burned. (See NAS)
Hebrews 9:26 In that case Christ would have needed to suffer many times, from the creation of the world onwards; but as a matter of fact He has appeared once for all, at the Close of the Ages, in order to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself. (WEY)
James 5:8 So you also must be patient: keeping up your courage; for the Coming of the Lord is now close at hand. (WEY)
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is now close at hand: therefore be sober-minded and temperate, so that you may give yourselves to prayer. (WEY)
2 Peter 3:3 knowing this first, that there shall come at the close of the days mockers with mocking, walking according to their own lusts, (DBY)
Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and blessed are those who listen to the words of this prophecy and lay to heart what is written in it; for the time for its fulfillment is now close at hand. (WEY)
Revelation 5:1 And I saw lying in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written on both sides and closely sealed with seven seals. (Root in WEY ASV)
Revelation 6:8 I looked and a pale-colored horse appeared. Its rider's name was Death, and Hades came close behind him; and authority was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword or with famine or pestilence or by means of the wild beasts of the earth. (WEY NIV)
Revelation 8:3 And another angel came and stood close to the altar, carrying a censer of gold; and abundance of incense was given to him that he might place it with the prayers of all God's people upon the golden altar which was in front of the throne. (WEY)
Revelation 22:10 "Make no secret," he added, "of the meaning of the predictions contained in this book; for the time for their fulfillment is now close at hand. (WEY)
Genesis 7:16 and they that are coming in, male and female of all flesh, have come in as God hath commanded him, and Jehovah doth close 'it' for him. (YLT NAS)
Genesis 27:21 Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not." (See NAS)
Genesis 27:22 Jacob went near to Isaac his father. He felt him, and said, "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau." (See NAS NIV)
Genesis 27:26 His father Isaac said to him, "Come near now, and kiss me, my son." (See NAS)
Genesis 27:27 And he came near and gave him a kiss; and smelling the smell of his clothing, he gave him a blessing, and said, See, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field on which the blessing of the Lord has come: (See NAS)
Genesis 31:23 He took his relatives with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey. He overtook him in the mountain of Gilead. (See RSV)
Genesis 37:18 They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him. (See NAS)
Genesis 45:4 Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." They came near. "He said, I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. (See NAS NIV)
Genesis 46:4 I will go down with you into Egypt. I will also surely bring you up again. Joseph will close your eyes." (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 48:10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he couldn't see. He brought them near to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them. (See NAS NIV)
Genesis 48:13 Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near to him. (See NAS NIV)
Exodus 3:5 He said, "Don't come close. Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place you are standing on is holy ground." (WEB NIV)
Exodus 25:27 the rings shall be close to the rim, for places for the poles to carry the table. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 28:27 You shall make two rings of gold, and shall put them on the two shoulder straps of the ephod underneath, in its forepart, close by its coupling, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod. (WEB JPS ASV NAS NIV)
Exodus 37:14 The rings were close by the border, the places for the poles to carry the table. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 39:20 They made two rings of gold, and put them on the two shoulder straps of the ephod underneath, in its front, close by its coupling, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod. (WEB JPS ASV NAS 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, (WEB DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 5:8 And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin-offering first, and wring off its head from its neck, but shall not divide it asunder: (See JPS)
Leviticus 14:38 then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days. (See NIV)
Leviticus 18:6 "'None of you shall approach anyone who are his close relatives, to uncover their nakedness: I am Yahweh. (WEB NIV)
Leviticus 18:12 "'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister: she is your father's near kinswoman. (See NIV)
Leviticus 18:13 "'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister: for she is your mother's near kinswoman. (See NIV)