|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.
2. (v. t.) To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.
3. (v. t.) To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.
4. (v. t.) To thrust; to poke.
5. (v. i.) To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve.
6. (v. i.) To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.
7. (v. i.) To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.
8. (n.) A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4.
9. (n.) A plodding and laborious student.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(qur, "to dig", chathar; diorusso, "to dig through"): "I have digged (dug) and drunk strange waters" (2 Kings 19:24). In his campaigns on foreign soil, where the enemy had stopped up the watersprings, Sennacherib would at once dig fresh wells for his armies. "They dig through houses" (Job 24:16 Matthew 6:19, 20 margin). Walls of eastern houses are often made of mud or clay, and frequently have no windows; and as the threshold of a Syrian house is sacred, the thief breaks in through the wall (see Trumbull, The Threshold Covenant).
M. O. Evans
Dig (24 Occurrences)
Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust spoils, and where thieves dig through and steal; (DBY)
Matthew 6:20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust spoils, and where thieves do not dig through nor steal; (DBY)
Luke 13:8 He answered,'Lord, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it, and fertilize it. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 16:3 "The manager said within himself,'What will I do, seeing that my lord is taking away the management position from me? I don't have strength to dig. I am ashamed to beg. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 26:19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. (Root in KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Genesis 26:21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. (Root in KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Genesis 26:25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well. (Root in KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Exodus 21:33 "If a man opens a pit, or if a man digs a pit and doesn't cover it, and a bull or a donkey falls into it, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 6:11 and houses full of all good things, which you didn't fill, and cisterns dug out, which you didn't dig, vineyards and olive trees, which you didn't plant, and you shall eat and be full; (WEB KJV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Deuteronomy 8:9 a land in which you shall eat bread without scarceness, you shall not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may dig copper. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 23:13 and you shall have a paddle among your weapons; and it shall be, when you sit down abroad, you shall dig therewith, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 3:21 Who long for death, but it doesn't come; and dig for it more than for hidden treasures, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Job 6:27 Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend. (KJV JPS DBY WBS)
Job 11:18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety. (KJV WBS)
Job 24:16 In the dark they dig through houses. They shut themselves up in the daytime. They don't know the light. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Job 39:21 They dig in a valley, and he rejoiceth in power, He goeth forth to meet the armour. (YLT)
Psalms 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps. My soul is bowed down. They dig a pit before me. They fall into its midst themselves. Selah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 119:85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law. (Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Proverbs 30:17 An eye that mocketh at a father, And despiseth to obey a mother, Dig it out do ravens of the valley, And eat it do young eagles. (YLT)
Jeremiah 13:7 Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle from the place where I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing. (Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Ezekiel 8:8 Then said he to me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had dug in the wall, behold, a door. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 12:5 Dig through the wall in their sight, and carry your stuff out that way. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 12:12 The prince who is among them shall bear on his shoulder in the dark, and shall go forth: they shall dig through the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, because he shall not see the land with his eyes. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Amos 9:2 Though they dig into Sheol, there my hand will take them; and though they climb up to heaven, there I will bring them down. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)