|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
The angle of a house (Job 1:19) or a street (Proverbs 7:8). "Corners" in Nehemiah 9:22 denotes the various districts of the promised land allotted to the Israelites. In Numbers 24:17, the "corners of Moab" denotes the whole land of Moab. The "corner of a field" (Leviticus 19:9; 23:22) is its extreme part, which was not to be reaped. The Jews were prohibited from cutting the "corners," i.e., the extremities, of the hair and whiskers running round the ears (Leviticus 19:27; 21:5). The "four corners of the earth" in Isaiah 11:12 and Ezek. 7:2 denotes the whole land. The "corners of the streets" mentioned in Matthew 6:5 means the angles where streets meet so as to form a square or place of public resort.
The corner gate of Jerusalem (2 Kings 14:13; 2 Chronicles 26:9) was on the north-west side of the city.
Corner-stone (Job 38:6; Isaiah 28:16), a block of great importance in binding together the sides of a building. The "head of the corner" (Psalm 118:22, 23) denotes the coping, the "coign of vantage", i.e., the topstone of a building. But the word "corner stone" is sometimes used to denote some person of rank and importance (Isaiah 28:16). It is applied to our Lord, who was set in highest honour (Matthew 21:42). He is also styled "the chief corner stone" (Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6-8). When Zechariah (10:4), speaking of Judah, says, "Out of him came forth the corner," he is probably to be understood as ultimately referring to the Messiah as the "corner stone." (see TEMPLE, SOLOMON'S.)
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) The point where two converging lines meet; an angle, either external or internal.
2. (n.) The space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point; as, the chimney corner.
3. (n.) An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part.
4. (n.) A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
5. (n.) Direction; quarter.
6. (n.) The state of things produced by a combination of persons, who buy up the whole or the available part of any stock or species of property, which compels those who need such stock or property to buy of them at their own price; as, a corner in a railway stock.
7. (v. t.) To drive into a corner.
8. (v. t.) To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.
9. (v. t.) To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it; as, to corner the shares of a railroad stock; to corner petroleum.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kor'-ner (miqtsoa`, pe'ah, pinnah; arche, gonia, akrogoniaios): In Exodus 26:24 Ezekiel 41:22; Ezekiel 46:21, 22, miqtsoa`, "angle" is translated "corner"; pe'ah, "side," "quarter" and pinnah "corner," "front," "chief," are more frequently so translated, e.g. Exodus 25:26 Leviticus 19:9 Jeremiah 9:26; Jeremiah 25:23; and Exodus 27:2 1 Kings 7:34; Psalm 118:22 Isaiah 28:16 ("corner-stone"); Jeremiah 51:26. Other words are kanaph, "wing" (Isaiah 11:12 Ezekiel 7:2); katheph, "shoulder" (2 Kings 11:11 the King James Version, twice); pa`am, "foot" (Exodus 25:12 the King James Version); zawiyoth, "corner-stones" (Psalm 144:12 Zechariah 9:15, translated "corners"). For "corner" the Revised Version (British and American) has "side" (Exodus 36:25), "corner-stone" (Zechariah 10:4), also for "stay" (Isaiah 19:13); instead of "teacher removed into a corner" (Isaiah 30:20), "be hidden," "hide themselves"; for "corners" we have "feet" (Exodus 25:12 1 Kings 7:30); "ribs" (Exodus 30:4; Exodus 37:27); for "divide into corners" (Nehemiah 9:22), "allot after their portions"; for "into corners" (Deuteronomy 32:26), "afar"; the words to Israel (Isaiah 41:9) "called thee from the chief men 'atsilim thereof" are rendered by the Revised Version (British and American) "called thee from the corners thereof" (of the earth).
In the New Testament we have gonia ("angle," "corner"), "in the corners of the streets" (Matthew 6:5), "the head of the corner" (Matthew 21:42), "the four corners of the earth" (Revelation 7:1; Revelation 20:8); arche ("a beginning") (Acts 10:11; Acts 11:5); "chief corner stone" (Ephesians 2:20 1 Peter 2:6), is a translation of akrogoniaios ("at the extreme angle").
W. L. Walker
GATE, CORNER, FOUNTAIN, HORSE, SUR
Corner (60 Occurrences)
Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures,'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. This was from the Lord. It is marvelous in our eyes?' (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Mark 12:10 Haven't you even read this Scripture:'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Luke 20:17 But he looked at them, and said, "Then what is this that is written,'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the chief cornerstone?' (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 4:11 He is'the stone which was regarded as worthless by you, the builders, which has become the head of the corner.' (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 26:26 For the king knows of these things, to whom also I speak freely. For I am persuaded that none of these things is hidden from him, for this has not been done in a corner. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 2:20 being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone; (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 2:6 Because it is contained in Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, chosen, and precious: He who believes in him will not be disappointed." (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 2:7 For you who believe therefore is the honor, but for those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected, has become the chief cornerstone," (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 36:25 And for the other side of the tabernacle, which is toward the north corner, he made twenty boards, (KJV WBS)
Leviticus 13:41 and if from the corner of his face his head is polished, he 'is' bald of the forehead; he 'is' clean. (YLT)
Leviticus 19:9 "'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Leviticus 19:27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. (Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Leviticus 21:5 "'They shall not shave their heads, neither shall they shave off the corners of their beards, nor make any cuttings in their flesh. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Leviticus 23:22 "'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap into the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest: you shall leave them for the poor, and for the foreigner. I am Yahweh your God.'" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Numbers 15:38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them throughout their generations fringes in the corners of their garments, and that they put with the fringe of each corner a thread of blue. (Root in JPS DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 18:14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lieth before Bethhoron southward; and the goings out thereof were at Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, a city of the children of Judah: this was the west quarter. (KJV WBS YLT)
Ruth 3:9 He said, "Who are you?" She answered, "I am Ruth your handmaid. Therefore spread your skirt over your handmaid; for you are a near kinsman." (See NIV)
1 Samuel 24:4 The men of David said to him, "Behold, the day of which Yahweh said to you,'Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it shall seem good to you.'" Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe secretly. (See NIV)
1 Samuel 24:5 It happened afterward, that David's heart struck him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt. (See NIV)
1 Samuel 24:11 Moreover, my father, behold, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand; for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and didn't kill you, know and see that there is neither evil nor disobedience in my hand, and I have not sinned against you, though you hunt for my life to take it. (See NIV)
1 Kings 7:34 There were four supports at the four corners of each base: its supports were of the base itself. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 7:39 He set the bases, five on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward, toward the south. (See RSV NIV)
2 Kings 11:11 And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, along by the altar and the temple. (KJV WBS)
2 Kings 14:13 Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth Shemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 4:10 He set the sea on the right side of the house eastward, toward the south. (See RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 25:23 Joash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, at Beth Shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 26:9 Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and fortified them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 26:15 And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by skilful men, to be on the towers and upon the corners, wherewith to shoot arrows and great stones. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong. (Root in JPS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 28:24 Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of Yahweh; and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 3:24 After him repaired Binnui the son of Henadad another portion, from the house of Azariah to the turning of the wall, and to the corner. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Nehemiah 3:25 Palal the son of Uzai repaired over against the turning of the wall, and the tower that stands out from the upper house of the king, which is by the court of the guard. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh repaired (See RSV)
Nehemiah 3:31 After him repaired Malchijah one of the goldsmiths to the house of the Nethinim, and of the merchants, over against the gate of Hammiphkad, and to the ascent of the corner. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 3:32 Between the ascent of the corner and the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 9:22 Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan. (Root in KJV WBS YLT RSV)
Job 9:27 Though I say, 'I forget my talking, I forsake my corner, and I brighten up!' (YLT)
Job 38:6 Whereupon were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 118:22 The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 144:12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Proverbs 7:8 passing through the street near her corner, he went the way to her house, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 7:12 Now she is in the streets, now in the squares, and lurking at every corner. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 21:9 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 25:24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, "Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone of a sure foundation. He who believes shall not act hastily. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 30:20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: (KJV WBS)
Jeremiah 9:26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that have the corners of their hair cut off, who dwell in the wilderness; for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 31:38 Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that the city shall be built to Yahweh from the tower of Hananel to the gate of the corner. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 31:40 The whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields to the brook Kidron, to the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy to Yahweh; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more forever. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 48:45 Those who fled stand without strength under the shadow of Heshbon; for a fire is gone forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and has devoured the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Jeremiah 51:26 They shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever, says Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Lamentations 4:1 How is the gold become dim! how is the most pure gold changed! The stones of the sanctuary are poured out at the head of every street. (See NAS)
Ezekiel 16:8 Now when I passed by you, and looked at you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over you, and covered your nakedness: yes, I swore to you, and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord Yahweh, and you became mine. (See NIV)
Ezekiel 41:12 As to the building that 'is' at the front of the separate place 'at' the corner westward, the breadth 'is' seventy cubits, and the wall of the building five cubits broad all round about, and its length ninety cubits. (YLT)
Ezekiel 45:7 As to the prince, on this side, and on that side, of the heave-offering of the holy place, and of the possession of the city, at the front of the heave-offering of the holy place, and at the front of the possession of the city, from the west corner westward, and from the east corner eastward -- and the length 'is' over-against one of the portions from the west border unto the east border -- (YLT)
Ezekiel 46:21 Then he brought me forth into the outer court, and caused me to pass by the four corners of the court; and behold, in every corner of the court there was a court. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 46:22 In the four corners of the court there were courts enclosed, forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four in the corners were of one measure. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Amos 3:12 Thus says Yahweh: "As the shepherd rescues out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the children of Israel be rescued who sit in Samaria on the corner of a couch, and on the silken cushions of a bed." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Zephaniah 1:16 A day of trumpet and shouting against the fenced cities, And against the high corners. (Root in YLT NAS NIV)
Zephaniah 3:6 I have cut off nations, their corners are desolate; I have made their streets waste, so that none passeth by; their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, so that there is no inhabitant. (Root in JPS NAS)
Zechariah 10:4 From him will come forth the cornerstone, from him the nail, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler together. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 14:10 All the land will be made like the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she will be lifted up, and will dwell in her place, from Benjamin's gate to the place of the first gate, to the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)