|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament.
2. (v. t.) To move in a direction opposite to that of gravitation; to raise; to elevate; to bring up from a lower place to a higher; to upheave; sometimes implying a continued support or holding in the higher place; -- said of material things; as, to lift the foot or the hand; to lift a chair or a burden.
3. (v. t.) To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, etc.; -- often with up.
4. (v. t.) To bear; to support.
5. (v. t.) To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
6. (v. t.) To steal; to carry off by theft (esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.
7. (v. i.) To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.
8. (v. i.) To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.
9. (v. t.) To live by theft.
10. (n.) Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
11. (n.) The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift.
12. (n.) Help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in a wagon.
13. (n.) That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted
14. (n.) A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter.
15. (n.) A handle.
16. (n.) An exercising machine.
17. (n.) A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals.
18. (n.) A lift gate. See Lift gate, below.
19. (n.) A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; -- used for raising or supporting the end of the yard.
20. (n.) One of the steps of a cone pulley.
21. (n.) A layer of leather in the heel.
22. (n.) That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
To make lofty, to raise up. A very common word in English Versions of the Bible representing a great variety of Hebrew and Greek words, although in the Old Testament used chiefly as the translation of nasa'. Of none of these words, however, is "lift" used as a technical translation, and "lift" is interchanged freely with its synonyms, especially "exalt" (compare Psalm 75:5; Psalm 89:24) and "raise" (compare Ecclesiastes 4:10 2 Samuel 12:17). "Lift" is still perfectly good English, but not in all the senses in which it is used in English Versions of the Bible; e.g. such phrases as "men that lifted up axes upon a thicket" (Psalm 74:5), "lift up thy feet unto the perpetual ruins" (Psalm 74:3, etc.), and even the common "lift up the eyes" or "hands" are distinctly archaic. However, almost all the uses are perfectly clear, and only the following need be noted. "To lift up the head" (Genesis 40:13, 19, 20 2 Kings 25:27 Psalm 3:3; Sirach 11:13; Luke 21:28) means to raise from a low condition (but on Psalm 24:7, 9 see GATE). To "lift up the horn" (Psalm 75:5) is to assume a confident position, the figure being taken from fighting oxen (see HORN). "Lift up the face" may be meant literally (2 Kings 9:32), or it may denote the bestowal of favor (Psalm 4:6); it may mean the attitude of a righteous man toward God (Job 22:26), or simply the attitude of a suppliant (Ezra 9:6).
Burton Scott Easton
Lift (283 Occurrences)
Matthew 4:6 and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,'He will put his angels in charge of you.' and,'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you don't dash your foot against a stone.'" (See NIV)
Matthew 12:11 He said to them, "What man is there among you, who has one sheep, and if this one falls into a pit on the Sabbath day, won't he grab on to it, and lift it out? (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 23:4 For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them. (WEB WEY NIV)
Luke 11:46 He said, "Woe to you lawyers also! For you load men with burdens that are difficult to carry, and you yourselves won't even lift one finger to help carry those burdens. (WEB NIV)
Luke 13:11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. (KJV WEY ASV DBY)
Luke 14:5 Then He turned to them and said, "Which of you shall have a child or an ox fall into a well on the Sabbath day, and will not immediately lift him out?" (WEY)
Luke 16:23 In Hades, he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus at his bosom. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Luke 18:13 But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn't even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying,'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Luke 21:28 But when these things begin to happen, look up, and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
John 3:14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 4:35 Don't you say,'There are yet four months until the harvest?' Behold, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and look at the fields, that they are white for harvest already. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
John 8:28 Jesus therefore said to them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and I do nothing of myself, but as my Father taught me, I say these things. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 13:18 I don't speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen. But that the Scripture may be fulfilled,'He who eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me.' (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 4:24 When they heard it, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, "O Lord, you are God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all that is in them; (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 14:11 When the multitude saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voice, saying in the language of Lycaonia, "The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!" (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Timothy 2:8 I desire therefore that the men in every place pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 12:12 Therefore, lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV)
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. (KJV BBE WBS NIV)
1 Peter 5:6 For this cause make yourselves low under the strong hand of God, so that when the time comes you may be lifted up; (Root in BBE NIV)
Revelation 10:5 The angel who I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to the sky, (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 7:17 The flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the ship, and it was lifted up above the earth. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Genesis 13:14 Yahweh said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him, "Now, lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 14:22 Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted up my hand to Yahweh, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Genesis 18:2 He lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that three men stood opposite him. When he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 21:16 She went and sat down opposite him, a good way off, about a bow shot away. For she said, "Don't let me see the death of the child." She sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 21:18 Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation." (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 31:10 It happened during mating season that I lifted up my eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which leaped on the flock were streaked, speckled, and grizzled. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 31:12 He said,'Now lift up your eyes, and behold, all the male goats which leap on the flock are streaked, speckled, and grizzled, for I have seen all that Laban does to you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 37:25 They sat down to eat bread, and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Genesis 39:18 and it happened, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and ran outside." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT RSV)
Genesis 40:13 Within three more days, Pharaoh will lift up your head, and restore you to your office. You will give Pharaoh's cup into his hand, the way you did when you were his cupbearer. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 40:19 Within three more days, Pharaoh will lift up your head from off you, and will hang you on a tree; and the birds will eat your flesh from off you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 41:44 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Genesis 42:26 And they lift up their corn upon their asses, and go from thence, (YLT)
Exodus 14:10 When Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and they were very afraid. The children of Israel cried out to Yahweh. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 14:16 Lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go into the midst of the sea on dry ground. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 20:25 If you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of cut stones; for if you lift up your tool on it, you have polluted it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Exodus 23:1 Thou dost not lift up a vain report; thou dost not put thy hand with a wicked man to be a violent witness. (YLT)
Exodus 23:5 If you see the donkey of him who hates you fallen down under his burden, don't leave him, you shall surely help him with it. (See RSV)
Exodus 40:37 but if the cloud wasn't taken up, then they didn't travel until the day that it was taken up. (See NIV)
Leviticus 4:8 And all the fat of the bullock of the sin-offering he doth lift up from it, the fat which is covering over the inwards, and all the fat which 'is' on the inwards, (YLT)
Leviticus 4:19 and all its fat he doth lift up from it, and hath made perfume on the altar. (YLT)
Leviticus 6:15 and 'one' hath lifted up of it with his hand from the flour of the present, and from its oil, and all the frankincense which 'is' on the present, and hath made perfume on the altar, sweet fragrance -- its memorial to Jehovah. (Root in YLT NAS)
Leviticus 19:15 Ye do not do perversity in judgment; thou dost not lift up the face of the poor, nor honour the face of the great; in righteousness thou dost judge thy fellow. (YLT)
Leviticus 22:15 and they do not pollute the holy things of the sons of Israel -- that which they lift up to Jehovah, (YLT)
Numbers 6:26 Yahweh lift up his face toward you, and give you peace.' (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 15:19 Then, when you take for your food the produce of the land, you are to give an offering lifted up before the Lord. (Root in BBE NAS)
Numbers 15:20 Of the first of your rough meal you are to give a cake for a lifted offering, lifting it up before the Lord as the offering of the grain-floor is lifted up. (Root in BBE NAS)
Numbers 16:3 and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, "You take too much on yourself, seeing all the congregation are holy, everyone of them, and Yahweh is among them: why then lift yourselves up above the assembly of Yahweh?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Numbers 18:19 All the lifted offerings of the holy things which the children of Israel give to the Lord, I have given to you and to your sons and to your daughters as a right for ever. This is an agreement made with salt before the Lord, to you and to your seed for ever. (Root in BBE YLT)
Numbers 18:24 For the tenths which the children of Israel give as a lifted offering to the Lord I have given to the Levites as their heritage. and so I have said to them, Among the children of Israel they will have no heritage. (Root in BBE YLT)
Numbers 18:28 So you are to make an offering lifted up to the Lord from all the tenths which you get from the children of Israel, giving out of it the Lord's lifted offering to Aaron the priest. (Root in BBE YLT)
Numbers 18:29 From everything given to you, let the best of it, the holy part of it, be offered as a lifted offering to the Lord. (Root in BBE YLT)
Numbers 23:24 Behold, the people rises up as a lioness, As a lion he lifts himself up. He shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drinks the blood of the slain." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Deuteronomy 3:27 Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and see with your eyes: for you shall not go over this Jordan. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Deuteronomy 4:19 and lest you lift up your eyes to the sky, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the army of the sky, you are drawn away and worship them, and serve them, which Yahweh your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole sky. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Deuteronomy 15:2 and this 'is' the matter of the release: Every owner of a loan 'is' to release his hand which he doth lift up against his neighbour, he doth not exact of his neighbour and of his brother, but hath proclaimed a release to Jehovah; (YLT)
Deuteronomy 22:4 You shall not see your brother's donkey or his ox fallen down by the way, and hide yourself from them: you shall surely help him to lift them up again. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV)
Deuteronomy 27:5 There you shall build an altar to Yahweh your God, an altar of stones: you shall lift up no iron tool on them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Deuteronomy 28:32 Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people; and your eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day: and there shall be nothing in the power of your hand. (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 28:49 Jehovah doth lift up against thee a nation, from afar, from the end of the earth, as the eagle it flieth; a nation whose tongue thou hast not heard, (YLT)
Deuteronomy 32:40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, And say, As I live forever, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 4:5 and Joshua said to them, Pass before the ark of Jehovah your God into the midst of the Jordan, and lift up each of you a stone and put it upon his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, (DBY YLT)
Joshua 8:31 as Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of uncut stones, on which no man had lifted up any iron. They offered burnt offerings on it to Yahweh, and sacrificed peace offerings. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Judges 2:4 It happened, when the angel of Yahweh spoke these words to all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 8:28 So Midian was subdued before the children of Israel, and they lifted up their heads no more. The land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 16:31 And his brethren come down, and all the house of his father, and lift him up, and bring him up, and bury him between Zorah and Eshtaol, in the burying-place of Manoah his father; and he hath judged Israel twenty years. (YLT)
Judges 21:2 The people came to Bethel, and sat there until evening before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ruth 1:9 Yahweh grant you that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband." Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voice, and wept. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ruth 1:14 They lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth joined with her. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 6:5 So make images of the growths caused by your disease and of the mice which are damaging your land; and give glory to the God of Israel: it may be that the weight of his hand will be lifted from you and from your gods and from your land. (Root in BBE NIV)
1 Samuel 6:13 They of Beth Shemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley; and they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Samuel 11:4 Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, and spoke these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
1 Samuel 24:6 And David said to his men, Before the Lord, never let it be said that my hand was lifted up against my lord, the man of the Lord's selection, for the Lord's holy oil has been put on him. (Root in BBE NIV)
1 Samuel 24:10 Look! you have seen today how the Lord gave you up into my hands even now in the hollow of the rocks: and some would have had me put you to death, but I had pity on you: for I said, Never will my hand be lifted up against my lord, who has been marked with the holy oil. (Root in BBE NIV)
2 Samuel 1:14 David said to him, "How were you not afraid to put forth your hand to destroy Yahweh's anointed?" (See NIV)
2 Samuel 2:22 And Abner addeth again, saying unto Asahel, 'Turn thee aside from after me, why do I smite thee to the earth? and how do I lift up my face unto Joab thy brother?' (YLT NAS RSV)
2 Samuel 2:32 And they lift up Asahel, and bury him in the burying-place of his father, which 'is' in Beth-Lehem, and they go all the night -- Joab and his men -- and it is light to them in Hebron. (YLT)
2 Samuel 5:21 And they forsake there their idols, and David and his men lift them up. (YLT)
2 Samuel 6:3 And they cause the ark of God to ride on a new cart, and lift it up from the house of Abinadab, which 'is' in the height, and Uzzah and Ahio sons of Abinadab are leading the new cart; (YLT)
2 Samuel 6:4 and they lift it up from the house of Abinadab, which 'is' in the height, with the ark of God, and Ahio is going before the ark, (YLT)
2 Samuel 13:36 It happened, as soon as he had finished speaking, that behold, the king's sons came, and lifted up their voice, and wept. The king also and all his servants wept bitterly. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
2 Samuel 18:12 The man said to Joab, "Though I should receive a thousand pieces of silver in my hand, I still wouldn't put forth my hand against the king's son; for in our hearing the king commanded you and Abishai and Ittai, saying,'Beware that none touch the young man Absalom.' (See NIV)
2 Samuel 22:49 who brings me away from my enemies. Yes, you lift me up above those who rise up against me. You deliver me from the violent man. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)
2 Samuel 23:8 These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. (KJV JPS BBE WBS)
1 Kings 8:3 And all the elders of Israel come in, and the priests lift up the ark, (YLT)
1 Kings 15:22 And king Asa hath summoned all Judah -- there is none exempt -- and they lift up the stones of Ramah, and its wood, that Baasha hath built, and king Asa buildeth with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah. (YLT)
1 Kings 18:12 and it hath been, I go from thee, and the Spirit of Jehovah doth lift thee up, whither I know not, and I have come to declare to Ahab, and he doth not find thee, and he hath slain me; and thy servant is fearing Jehovah from my youth. (YLT)
2 Kings 4:36 And he calleth unto Gehazi, and saith, 'Call unto this Shunammite;' and he calleth her, and she cometh in unto him, and he saith, 'Lift up thy son.' (YLT)
2 Kings 7:8 And these lepers come in unto the extremity of the camp, and come in unto one tent, and eat, and drink, and lift up thence silver, and gold, and garments, and go and hide; and they turn back and go in unto another tent, and lift up thence, and go and hide. (YLT)
2 Kings 9:25 And 'Jehu' saith unto Bidkar his captain, 'Lift up, cast him into the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite -- for, remember, I and thou were riding together after Ahab his father, and Jehovah lifted upon him this burden: (YLT)
2 Kings 9:26 Have I not the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons seen yesternight -- the affirmation of Jehovah -- yea, I have recompensed to thee in this portion -- the affirmation of Jehovah; -- and now, lift up, cast him into the portion, according to the word of Jehovah.' (YLT)
2 Kings 14:10 You have indeed struck Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Enjoy the glory of it, and stay at home; for why should you meddle to your harm, that you should fall, even you, and Judah with you?" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
2 Kings 14:20 and lift him up on the horses, and he is buried in Jerusalem, with his fathers, in the city of David. (YLT)
2 Kings 18:29 thus said the king, Let not Hezekiah lift you up, for he is not able to deliver you out of his hand; (YLT)
2 Kings 19:4 It may be Yahweh your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to defy the living God, and will rebuke the words which Yahweh your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.'" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
2 Kings 19:10 Thus do ye speak unto Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God lift thee up in whom thou art trusting, saying, Jerusalem is not given into the hand of the king of Asshur. (YLT)
2 Kings 19:22 Whom have you defied and blasphemed? Against whom have you exalted your voice and lifted up your eyes on high? Against the Holy One of Israel. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 25:27 It happened in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Chronicles 15:16 David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers the singers, with instruments of music, stringed instruments and harps and cymbals, sounding aloud and lifting up the voice with joy. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)