|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(Genesis 49:4; 1 Chronicles 5:1; Job 7:13; Psalm 6:6, etc.), a seat for repose or rest. (see BED.)
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To lay upon a bed or other resting place.
2. (v. t.) To arrange or dispose as in a bed; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.
3. (v. t.) To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.
4. (v. t.) To transfer (as sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for further drying.
5. (v. t.) To conceal; to include or involve darkly.
6. (v. t.) To arrange; to place; to inlay.
7. (v. t.) To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; -- used with in and under.
8. (v. t.) To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract.
9. (v. i.) To lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of rest; to repose; to lie.
10. (v. i.) To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly.
11. (v. i.) To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch.
12. (n.) A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge.
13. (v. t.) Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc.
14. (n.) A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch of malt.
15. (n.) A preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Couch (verb): rabhats, "to crouch," "lurk," as a beast in readiness to spring on its prey. "If thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door" (Genesis 4:7, the King James Version "lieth"), waiting for it to open. Cain is warned to beware of the first temptations to evil, in his case especially a sullen and jealous disposition (compare Dante, Inferno, I, 30). See ABEL; CAIN. The tribe of Judah is compared for its bravery to a recumbent lion or lioness (Genesis 49:9; compare Numbers 24:9 f); and Issachar to "a strong ass, couching down between the sheepfolds" (Genesis 49:14, the King James Version "between two burdens"; compare Judges 5:16). "The deep that coucheth beneath" (Deuteronomy 33:13), probably the springs of water, or possibly, as Driver suggests, "the subterranean deep, pictured as a gigantic monster."
M. O. Evans
Couch (55 Occurrences)
Matthew 9:2 and lo, they were bringing to him a paralytic, laid upon a couch, and Jesus having seen their faith, said to the paralytic, 'Be of good courage, child, thy sins have been forgiven thee.' (YLT)
Matthew 9:6 But, that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power upon the earth to forgive sins -- (then saith he to the paralytic) -- having risen, take up thy couch, and go to thy house.' (YLT)
Mark 2:4 and, not being able to get near to him on account of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was, and having dug it up they let down the couch on which the paralytic lay. (DBY YLT)
Mark 2:9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy couch and walk? (DBY YLT)
Mark 2:11 To thee I say, Arise, take up thy couch and go to thine house. (DBY YLT)
Mark 2:12 And he rose up straightway, and, having taken up his couch, went out before them all, so that all were amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it thus. (DBY YLT)
Mark 4:21 And he said to them, Does the lamp come that it should be put under the bushel or under the couch? Is it not that it should be set upon the lamp-stand? (DBY YLT)
Mark 7:30 and having come away to her house, she found the demon gone forth, and the daughter laid upon the couch. (YLT)
Luke 5:18 And lo, men bringing upon a couch a man who was paralysed; and they sought to bring him in, and put him before him. (DBY YLT)
Luke 5:19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 5:24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 8:16 "When any one lights a lamp, he does not cover it with a vessel or hide it under a couch; he puts it on a lampstand, that people who enter the room may see the light. (WEY DBY YLT)
Luke 14:8 When thou mayest be called by any one to marriage-feasts, thou mayest not recline on the first couch, lest a more honourable than thou may have been called by him, (YLT)
Luke 17:34 I say to you, In that night, there shall be two men on one couch, the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left; (YLT)
John 5:8 Jesus says to him, Arise, take up thy couch and walk. (DBY YLT)
John 5:9 And immediately the man became well, and took up his couch and walked: and on that day was sabbath. (DBY YLT)
John 5:10 The Jews therefore said to the healed man, It is sabbath, it is not permitted thee to take up thy couch. (DBY YLT)
John 5:11 He answered them, He that made me well, he said to me, Take up thy couch and walk. (DBY YLT)
John 5:12 They asked him therefore, Who is the man who said to thee, Take up thy couch and walk? (DBY YLT)
Acts 9:33 And he found there a certain man, Aeneas by name, who had been lying for eight years upon a couch, who was paralysed. (DBY YLT)
Acts 9:34 And Peter said to him, Aeneas, Jesus, the Christ, heals thee: rise up, and make thy couch for thyself. And straightway he rose up. (DBY)
Revelation 2:22 lo, I will cast her into a couch, and those committing adultery with her into great tribulation -- if they may not repent of their works, (YLT)
Genesis 49:4 Boiling over as water, you shall not excel; because you went up to your father's bed, then defiled it. He went up to my couch. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 8:3 and the River hath teemed 'with' frogs, and they have gone up and gone into thy house, and into the inner-chamber of thy bed, and on thy couch, and into the house of thy servants, and among thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneading-troughs; (YLT)
1 Samuel 28:23 But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, constrained him; and he listened to their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat on the bed. (See NIV)
2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass at evening time that David arose from off his couch, and walked upon the roof of the king's house; and from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful; (DBY YLT RSV)
2 Samuel 11:13 And David invited him, and he ate and drank before him; and he made him drunk. And in the evening he went out to lie on his couch with the servants of his lord, but did not go down to his house. (DBY YLT RSV)
2 Samuel 13:5 And Jonadab saith to him, 'Lie down on thy couch, and feign thyself sick, and thy father hath come in to see thee, and thou hast said unto him, 'Let, I pray thee, Tamar my sister come in and give me bread to eat; and she hath made the food before mine eyes so that I see 'it', and have eaten from her hand.' (YLT)
2 Samuel 17:28 couch, and basin, and earthen vessel, and wheat, and barley, and flour, and roasted 'corn', and beans, and lentiles, and roasted 'pulse', (YLT)
1 Kings 6:5 And he buildeth against the wall of the house a couch round about, 'even' the walls of the house round about, of the temple and of the oracle, and maketh sides round about. (YLT)
1 Kings 6:6 The lowest couch, five by the cubit 'is' its breadth; and the middle, six by the cubit 'is' its breadth; and the third, seven by the cubit 'is' its breadth, for withdrawings he hath put to the house round about, without -- not to lay hold on the walls of the house. (YLT)
1 Kings 6:10 And he buildeth the couch against all the house, five cubits 'is' its height, and it taketh hold of the house by cedar-wood. (YLT)
2 Kings 4:32 When Elisha had come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid on his bed. (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 5:1 The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn; but, because he defiled his father's couch, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright. (WEB JPS ASV YLT RSV)
Esther 7:8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman had fallen on the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, "Will he even assault the queen in front of me in the house?" As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 7:13 When I say,'My bed shall comfort me. My couch shall ease my complaint;' (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 17:13 If I look for Sheol as my house, if I have spread my couch in the darkness, (WEB JPS ASV YLT RSV)
Job 38:40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait? (KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Psalms 6:6 I am weary with my groaning. Every night I flood my bed. I drench my couch with my tears. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 41:3 Jehovah will support him upon the couch of languishing: Thou makest all his bed in his sickness. (ASV YLT)
Psalms 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, And meditate on thee in the night-watches. (See JPS YLT)
Psalms 104:22 The sun ariseth, they get them away, And lay them down in their dens. (See JPS)
Psalms 132:3 I will not come into the tent of my house, I will not go up to the couch of my bed; (DBY YLT)
Psalms 139:3 My path and my couch Thou hast fanned, And 'with' all my ways hast been acquainted. (YLT)
Psalms 139:8 If I ascend the heavens -- there Thou 'art', And spread out a couch in Sheol, lo, Thee! (YLT)
Proverbs 7:16 I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, with striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt. (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)
Proverbs 7:17 I have perfumed my couch with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. (DBY)
Song of Songs 1:12 While the king is seated at his table, my spices send out their perfume. (See RSV)
Song of Songs 1:16 Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, yes, pleasant; and our couch is verdant. (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)
Song of Songs 3:1 On my couch by night, I sought him whom my soul hath loved; I sought him, and I found him not! (YLT)
Song of Songs 3:7 Behold his couch, Solomon's own: Threescore mighty men are about it, Of the mighty of Israel. (DBY YLT NAS)
Isaiah 57:7 On a mountain, high and exalted, Thou hast set thy couch, Also thither thou hast gone up to make a sacrifice. (YLT)
Isaiah 57:8 And behind the door, and the post, Thou hast set up thy memorial, For from Me thou hast removed, and goest up, Thou hast enlarged thy couch, And dost covenant for thyself among them, Thou hast loved their couch, the station thou sawest, (YLT)
Ezekiel 23:41 And thou hast sat on a couch of honour, And a table arrayed before it, And My perfume and My oil placed on it. (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 NIV)