|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A route or path of direction; passage.
2. (n.) The ground or path traversed; track; way.
3. (n.) Motion, considered as to its general or resultant direction or to its goal; line progress or advance.
4. (n.) Progress from point to point without change of direction; any part of a progress from one place to another, which is in a straight line, or on one direction; as, a ship in a long voyage makes many courses; a course measured by a surveyor between two stations; also, a progress without interruption or rest; a heat; as, one course of a race.
5. (n.) Motion considered with reference to manner; orderly progress; procedure in a certain line of thought or action; as, the course of an argument.
6. (n.) Customary or established sequence of events; recurrence of events according to natural laws.
7. (n.) Method of procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct; behavior.
8. (n.) A series of motions or acts arranged in order; a succession of acts or practices connectedly followed; as, a course of medicine; a course of lectures on chemistry.
9. (n.) The succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.
10. (n.) That part of a meal served at one time, with its accompaniments.
11. (n.) A continuous level range of brick or stones of the same height throughout the face or faces of a building.
12. (n.) The lowest sail on any mast of a square-rigged vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc.
13. (n.) The menses.
14. (v. t.) To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue.
15. (v. t.) To cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course greyhounds after deer.
16. (v. t.) To run through or over.
17. (v. i.) To run as in a race, or in hunting; to pursue the sport of coursing; as, the sportsmen coursed over the flats of Lancashire.
18. (v. i.) To move with speed; to race; as, the blood courses through the veins.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kors (from Latin cursus, "a running," "race," "voyage," "way"):
(1) euthudromeo, "forward or onward movement," as of a ship: "We made a straight course" (Acts 16:11; compare Acts 21:1); "We had finished our course." (the Revised Version (British and American) "voyage," Acts 21:7).
(2) A (prescribed or self-appointed) path, as of the sun: "Swift is the sun in his course" (1 Esdras 4:34); of the stars: "The stars in their courses fought against Sisera" (Judges 5:20 the King James Version) (see ASTRONOMY; ASTROLOGY); of a river (or irrigating canal?): "as willows by the watercourses" (Isaiah 44:4); of a race (techo "that the word of the Lord may have free course.") (the Revised Version (British and American) "may run") (2 Thessalonians 3:1).
(3) A career in such a course (dromos): "I have finished my (the Revised Version (British and American) "the") course" (2 Timothy 4:7); "as John fulfilled (the Revised Version (British and American) "was fulfilling") his course" (Acts 13:25); "that I might finish (the Revised Version (British and American) "may accomplish") my course" (Acts 20:24).
(4) A way or manner, as of life: "Every one turned to his course" (Jeremiah 8:6); "their course is evil" (Jeremiah 23:10); "walked according to the course aion, the Revised Version, [margin "age"] of this world" (Ephesians 2:2).
(5) Orderly succession: "sang together by course" (the American Standard Revised Version "sang one to another") (Ezra 3:11); "by course" (the Revised Version (British and American) "in turn") (1 Corinthians 14:27); the courses of the priests and Levites (1 Chronicles 27:1-15 1 Chronicles 28:1 2 Chronicles 5:11 Luke 1:5, 8).
See PRIESTS AND LEVITES.
(6) A row or layer, as of masonry: "All the foundations of the earth are out of count" (the Revised Version (British and American) "are moved"; the American Standard Revised Version "are shaken") (Psalm 82:5).
(7) (The tongue) "setteth on fire the course (the Revised Version (British and American) "wheel") of nature" (James 3:6). The cycle of generation (ton trochon tes geneseos) here means the physical world as constituted by the round of origin and decay, and typified by the Orphic (legendary) cycle of births and deaths through which the soul passes in metempsychosis.
See also GAMES.
William Arthur Heidel
COURSE OF PRIESTS AND LEVITES
See PRIESTS AND LEVITES.
Course (87 Occurrences)
Mark 12:38 Moreover in the course of His teaching He said, "Be on your guard against the Scribes who like to walk about in long robes and to be bowed to in places of public resort, (WEY)
Mark 14:58 We heard him saying, I will destroy this temple which is made with hands, and in the course of three days I will build another not made with hands. (DBY)
Luke 1:3 it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write to you in order, most excellent Theophilus; (WEB ASV)
Luke 1:5 THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 1:8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 1:24 and in course of time his wife Elizabeth conceived, and kept herself secluded five months. (WEY)
Luke 13:32 "Go," He replied, "and take this message to that fox: "'See, to-day and to-morrow I am driving out demons and effecting cures, and on the third day I finish my course.' (WEY RSV)
Luke 16:22 "But in course of time the beggar died; and he was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and had a funeral. (WEY)
John 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed: yet ye seek to kill me, because my word hath not free course in you. (ASV)
Acts 13:25 As John was fulfilling his course, he said,'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. But behold, one comes after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.' (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 16:11 Setting sail therefore from Troas, we made a straight course to Samothrace, and the day following to Neapolis; (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 21:1 When it happened that we had parted from them and had set sail, we came with a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Acts 21:7 And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day. (KJV WBS YLT)
Acts 27:7 It took several days of slow sailing for us to come with difficulty off Cnidus; from which point, as the wind did not allow us to get on in the direct course, we ran under the lee of Crete by Salmone. (WEY NIV)
Acts 27:14 But it was not long before a furious north-east wind, coming down from the mountains, burst upon us and carried the ship out of her course. (WEY)
Acts 28:13 Whence, going in a circuitous course, we arrived at Rhegium; and after one day, the wind having changed to south, on the second day we came to Puteoli, (DBY)
Romans 14:21 The right course is to forego eating meat or drinking wine or doing anything that tends to your brother's fall. (WEY)
1 Corinthians 14:27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. (KJV WBS)
2 Corinthians 2:7 So that you may now take the opposite course, and forgive him rather and comfort him, for fear he should perhaps be driven to despair by his excess of grief. (WEY)
2 Corinthians 12:18 I exhorted Titus, and I sent the brother with him. Did Titus take any advantage of you? Didn't we walk in the same spirit? Didn't we walk in the same steps? (See NIV)
2 Corinthians 13:5 Test your own selves, whether you are in the faith. Test your own selves. Or don't you know as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you?-unless indeed you are disqualified. (See NIV)
Galatians 4:23 But we see that the child of the slave-girl was born in the common course of nature; but the child of the free woman in fulfilment of the promise. (WEY)
Galatians 4:29 Yet just as, at that time, the child born in the common course of nature persecuted the one whose birth was due to the power of the Spirit, so it is now. (WEY)
Ephesians 2:2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience; (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Philippians 3:16 But whatever be the point that we have already reached, let us persevere in the same course. (WEY)
2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: (KJV WBS)
2 Timothy 2:14 Bring all this to men's remembrances, solemnly charging them in the presence of God not to waste time in wrangling about mere words, a course which is altogether unprofitable and tends only to the ruin of the hearers. (WEY)
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS)
Titus 2:12 teaching us that, having denied impiety and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, and justly, and piously in the present course of things, (DBY)
Hebrews 11:27 Through faith he left Egypt, not being frightened by the king's anger; for he held on his course as seeing the unseen One. (WEY)
James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna. (WEB KJV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
1 Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain course of life received by tradition from your fathers; (WBS)
1 Peter 4:3 For you have given time enough in the past to the doing of the things which the Gentiles delight in-- pursuing, as you did, a course of habitual licence, debauchery, hard drinking, noisy revelry, drunkenness and unholy image-worship. (WEY NAS)
Revelation 6:11 A long white robe was given to each of them. They were told that they should rest yet for a while, until their fellow servants and their brothers, who would also be killed even as they were, should complete their course. (WEB ASV)
Genesis 4:3 As time passed, it happened that Cain brought an offering to Yahweh from the fruit of the ground. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 8:3 And the waters retired from the earth, continually retiring; and in the course of a hundred and fifty days the waters abated. (DBY)
Genesis 38:12 After many days, Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died. Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheepshearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah, the Adullamite. (See RSV)
Exodus 2:23 It happened in the course of those many days, that the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV)
Deuteronomy 2:37 Only to the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not near; all the side of the river Jabbok, and the cities of the hill-country, and wheresoever the LORD our God forbade us. (See NIV)
1 Samuel 22:15 Have I today begun to inquire of God for him? Be it far from me! Don't let the king impute anything to his servant, nor to all the house of my father; for your servant knows nothing of all this, less or more." (See NIV)
2 Samuel 14:20 to change the face of the matter has your servant Joab done this thing. My lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth." (See RSV)
1 Kings 6:36 He built the inner court with three courses of cut stone, and a course of cedar beams. (Root in WEB ASV RSV NIV)
1 Kings 7:12 The great court around had three courses of cut stone, and a course of cedar beams; like as the inner court of the house of Yahweh, and the porch of the house. (Root in WEB ASV RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 27:1 Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand. (Root in KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:2 Over the first course for the first month was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:4 And over the course of the second month was Dodai an Ahohite, and of his course was Mikloth also the ruler: in his course likewise were twenty and four thousand. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:5 The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:6 This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty, and above the thirty: and in his course was Ammizabad his son. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:7 The fourth captain for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:8 The fifth captain for the fifth month was Shamhuth the Izrahite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:9 The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:10 The seventh captain for the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:11 The eighth captain for the eighth month was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:12 The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:13 The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:14 The eleventh captain for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 27:15 The twelfth captain for the twelfth month was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 28:1 And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
2 Chronicles 5:11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course: (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Chronicles 21:19 It happened, in process of time, at the end of two years, that his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness, and he died of sore diseases. His people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Ezra 3:11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. (KJV WBS)
Ezra 6:4 with three courses of great stones, and a course of new timber: and let the expenses be given out of the king's house. (Root in WEB ASV RSV NIV)
Job 1:5 It was so, when the days of their feasting had run their course, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, "It may be that my sons have sinned, and renounced God in their hearts." Job did so continually. (WEB RSV NIV)
Job 6:18 They wind about in the paths of their course, they go off into the waste and perish. (DBY NAS RSV)
Job 10:1 "My soul is weary of my life. I will give free course to my complaint. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. (WEB JPS ASV DBY)
Job 28:26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder; (See NAS)
Psalms 19:5 which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a strong man rejoicing to run his course. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 36:4 He plots iniquity on his bed. He sets himself in a way that is not good. He doesn't abhor evil. (See NIV)
Psalms 82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. (KJV WBS)
Psalms 102:23 He weakened my strength along the course. He shortened my days. (WEB RSV NIV)
Proverbs 2:8 He keeps watch on the ways which are right, and takes care of those who have the fear of him. (See NIV)
Proverbs 2:9 Then you will have knowledge of righteousness and right acting, and upright behaviour, even of every good way. (See NAS)
Proverbs 2:15 whose paths are crooked, and who are perverted in their course: (DBY)
Proverbs 15:21 Foolish behaviour is joy to the unwise; but a man of good sense makes his way straight. (See NIV)
Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart plans his course, but Yahweh directs his steps. (WEB NIV)
Proverbs 17:23 A sinner takes an offering out of his robe, to get a decision for himself in a cause. (See NIV)
Ecclesiastes 1:6 The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north. It turns around continually as it goes, and the wind returns again to its courses. (Root in WEB ASV NAS NIV)
Isaiah 3:12 As for my people, their ruler is acting like a child, and those who have authority over them are women. O my people, your guides are the cause of your wandering, turning your footsteps out of the right way. (See RSV)
Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, into your secret places, and let your doors be shut: keep yourself safe for a short time, till his wrath is over. (See NAS)
Jeremiah 2:33 With what care are your ways ordered when you are looking for love! so ... your ways. (See RSV)
Jeremiah 8:6 I listened and heard, but they didn't speak aright: no man repents him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? everyone turns to his course, as a horse that rushes headlong in the battle. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 23:10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. Their course is evil, and their might is not right; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Daniel 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have completed their transgression, there shall stand up a king of fierce countenance, and understanding stratagems. (See NAS)
Daniel 11:6 And after the course of years they shall join affinity; and the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make equitable conditions: but she shall not retain the strength of her arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm; and she shall be given up, she and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in those times. (DBY)
Joel 2:7 They run like mighty men. They climb the wall like warriors. They each march in his line, and they don't swerve off course. (WEB NIV)
Joel 2:8 Neither doth one thrust another; they march every one in his path; and they burst through the weapons, and break not off 'their course'. (ASV)