|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Flax; linen.
2. (n.) The longer and finer fiber of flax.
3. (v. t.) To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin.
4. (v. t.) To put something in the inside of; to fill; to supply, as a purse with money.
5. (v. t.) To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding anything; to fortify; as, to line works with soldiers.
6. (v. t.) To impregnate; -- applied to brute animals.
7. (n.) A linen thread or string; a slender, strong cord; also, a cord of any thickness; a rope; a hawser; as, a fishing line; a line for snaring birds; a clothesline; a towline.
8. (n.) A more or less threadlike mark of pen, pencil, or graver; any long mark; as, a chalk line.
9. (n.) The course followed by anything in motion; hence, a road or route; as, the arrow descended in a curved line; the place is remote from lines of travel.
10. (n.) Direction; as, the line of sight or vision.
11. (n.) A row of letters, words, etc., written or printed; esp., a row of words extending across a page or column.
12. (n.) A short letter; a note; as, a line from a friend.
13. (n.) A verse, or the words which form a certain number of feet, according to the measure.
14. (n.) Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.
15. (n.) That which has length, but not breadth or thickness.
16. (n.) The exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; boundary; contour; outline.
17. (n.) A threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark.
18. (n.) Lineament; feature; figure.
19. (n.) A straight row; a continued series or rank; as, a line of houses, or of soldiers; a line of barriers.
20. (n.) A series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; as, the ascending or descending line; the line of descent; the male line; a line of kings.
21. (n.) A connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.; as, a line of stages; an express line.
22. (n.) A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.
23. (n.) The equator; -- usually called the line, or equinoctial line; as, to cross the line.
24. (n.) A long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline.
25. (n.) A measuring line or cord.
26. (n.) That which was measured by a line, as a field or any piece of land set apart; hence, allotted place of abode.
27. (n.) Instruction; doctrine.
28. (n.) The proper relative position or adjustment of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working; as, the engine is in line or out of line.
29. (n.) The track and roadbed of a railway; railroad.
30. (n.) A row of men who are abreast of one another, whether side by side or some distance apart; -- opposed to column.
31. (n.) The regular infantry of an army, as distinguished from militia, guards, volunteer corps, cavalry, artillery, etc.
32. (n.) A trench or rampart.
33. (n.) Dispositions made to cover extended positions, and presenting a front in but one direction to an enemy.
34. (n.) Form of a vessel as shown by the outlines of vertical, horizontal, and oblique sections.
35. (n.) One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.
36. (n.) A number of shares taken by a jobber.
37. (n.) A series of various qualities and values of the same general class of articles; as, a full line of hosiery; a line of merinos, etc.
38. (n.) The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, or the whole of a system of telegraph wires under one management and name.
39. (n.) The reins with which a horse is guided by his driver.
40. (n.) A measure of length; one twelfth of an inch.
41. (v. t.) To mark with a line or lines; to cover with lines; as, to line a copy book.
42. (v. t.) To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray.
43. (v. t.) To read or repeat line by line; as, to line out a hymn.
44. (v. t.) To form into a line; to align; as, to line troops.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
lin (qaw, chebhel): Usually of a measuring line, as Jeremiah 31:39 Ezekiel 47:3 Zechariah 1:16 (qaw); Psalm 78:55 Amos 7:17 Zechariah 2:1 (chebhel). Other Hebrew words mean simply a cord or thread (Joshua 2:18, 21 1 Kings 7:15 Ezekiel 40:3). In Psalm 19:4 (qaw, "Their line is gone out through all the earth"), the reference is probably still to measurement (the heaven as spanning and bounding the earth), though the Septuagint, followed by Romans 10:18, takes it as meaning a musical cord phthoggos). The "line," as measure, suggests rule of conduct (Isaiah 28:10). For "line" in Isaiah 44:13, the Revised Version (British and American) reads "pencil," margin "red ochre" (seredh), and in 2 Corinthians 10:16, "province," margin "limit" (kanon).
See also MEASURING LINE; WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.
(qaw, qeweh): The usual meaning is simply line, rope or cord, in Isaiah 28:10, 13, but the line was used for measurement, as is evident from such passages as 1 Kings 7:23 Job 38:5 Jeremiah 31:39. Whether the line for measuring had a definite length or not we have no means of knowing. In Isaiah 44:13 it refers to the line used by the carpenter in marking the timber on which he is working, and in Zechariah 1:16 it refers to the builder's line.
Figuratively: It signifies destruction, or a portion of something marked off by line for destruction, as in 2 Kings 21:13; or for judgment, as in Isaiah 28:17.
Line (131 Occurrences)
Matthew 17:27 But, lest we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin. Take that, and give it to them for me and you." (See NIV)
Luke 2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) (Root in KJV WEY WBS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 10:13 and we in regard to the unmeasured things will not boast ourselves, but after the measure of the line that the God of measure did appoint to us -- to reach even unto you; (YLT)
2 Corinthians 10:15 not boasting of the things not measured, in other men's labours, and having hope -- your faith increasing -- in you to be enlarged, according to our line -- into abundance, (YLT)
2 Corinthians 10:16 To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand. (KJV WBS YLT)
2 Corinthians 11:12 But I will persist in the same line of conduct in order to cut the ground from under the feet of those who desire an opportunity of getting themselves recognized as being on a level with us in the matters about which they boast. (WEY)
Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they didn't walk uprightly according to the truth of the Good News, I said to Peter before them all, "If you, being a Jew, live as the Gentiles do, and not as the Jews do, why do you compel the Gentiles to live as the Jews do? (See NIV)
Philippians 4:9 The doctrines and the line of conduct which I taught you--both what you heard and what you saw in me-- hold fast to them; and God who gives peace will be with you. (WEY)
2 Timothy 2:15 Strive diligently to present thyself approved to God, a workman that has not to be ashamed, cutting in a straight line the word of truth. (DBY)
Genesis 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him in God's likeness. (See NIV)
Genesis 18:19 For I have made him mine so that he may give orders to his children and those of his line after him, to keep the ways of the Lord, to do what is good and right: so that the Lord may do to Abraham as he has said. (BBE)
Genesis 19:32 Come, let's make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve our father's seed." (See NIV)
Genesis 19:34 It came to pass on the next day, that the firstborn said to the younger, "Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine again, tonight. You go in, and lie with him, that we may preserve our father's seed." (See NIV)
Exodus 28:17 And on it you are to put four lines of jewels; the first line is to be a cornelian, a chrysolite, and an emerald; (Root in BBE)
Exodus 39:10 And on it they put four lines of stones: in the first line was a carnelian, a chrysolite, and an emerald; (Root in BBE)
Leviticus 22:4 "'Whoever of the seed of Aaron is a leper or has an issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he is clean. Whoever touches anything that is unclean by the dead, or a man whose seed goes from him; (See RSV)
Leviticus 24:6 And put them in two lines, six in a line, on the holy table before the Lord. (Root in BBE)
Numbers 21:13 From there they went on and put up their tents on the other side of the Arnon, which is on the waste land at the edge of the land of the Amorites; for the Arnon is the line of division between Moab and the Amorites: (BBE)
Numbers 34:7 And your limit on the north will be the line from the Great Sea to Mount Hor: (BBE JPS NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 34:8 And from Mount Hor the line will go in the direction of Hamath; the farthest point of it will be at Zedad: (BBE JPS NAS)
Numbers 34:10 And ye shall mark out your east border from Hazar-enan to Shepham; (See JPS NAS NIV)
Deuteronomy 25:9 then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say, "So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother's house." (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 25:10 His name shall be called in Israel, The house of him who has his shoe untied. (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 25:18 How, meeting you on the way, he made an attack on you when you were tired and without strength, cutting off all the feeble ones at the end of your line; and the fear of God was not in him. (BBE)
Deuteronomy 32:9 For Jehovah's portion 'is' His people, Jacob 'is' the line of His inheritance. (YLT)
Joshua 2:18 Behold, when we come into the land, you shall bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which you did let us down by. You shall gather to yourself into the house your father, your mother, your brothers, and all your father's household. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Joshua 2:21 She said, "According to your words, so be it." She sent them away, and they departed. She tied the scarlet line in the window. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Joshua 15:6 Then the line goes up to Beth-hoglah, past the north of Beth-arabah, and up to the stone of Bohan, the son of Reuben; (BBE)
Joshua 15:7 Then the line goes up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and so to the north, in the direction of Gilgal, which is opposite the slope up to Adummim, on the south side of the river: and the line goes on to the waters of En-shemesh, ending at En-rogel: (BBE)
Joshua 15:8 Then the line goes up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the south side of the Jebusite (which is Jerusalem): then up to the top of the mountain in front of the valley of Hinnom to the west, which is at the farthest point of the valley of Rephaim on the north: (BBE)
Joshua 15:10 Then turning west, the line goes from Baalah to Mount Seir, and on to the side of Mount Jearim (which is Chesalon) on the north, then down to Beth-shemesh, and on past Timnah: (BBE)
Joshua 15:11 And out to the side of Ekron to the north: then it is marked out to Shikkeron and on to Mount Baalah, ending at Jabneel; the end of the line is at the sea. (BBE)
Joshua 15:12 And the limit on the west is the edge of the Great Sea. This is the line going round the land marked out for the children of Judah, by their families. (BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 16:6 The line goes out to the west at Michmethath on the north; then turning to the east to Taanath-shiloh, going past it on the east of Janoah; (BBE)
Joshua 16:8 From Tappuah the line goes on to the west to the river of Kanah; ending at the sea. This is the heritage of the children of Ephraim by their families; (BBE)
Joshua 17:7 And the limit of Manasseh's land was from Asher to Michmethath, which is before Shechem; the line goes on to the right hand, to the people of En-tappuah. (BBE)
Joshua 18:12 And their limit on the north was from the Jordan, and the line goes up to the side of Jericho on the north and through the hill-country to the west, ending at the waste land of Beth-aven. (BBE)
Joshua 18:13 And from there the line goes south to Luz, to the side of Luz (which is Beth-el), then down to Ataroth-addar, by the mountain to the south of Beth-horon the lower. (BBE)
Joshua 18:15 And the south part is from the farthest point of Kiriath-jearim, and the line goes out to the west to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah: (BBE)
Joshua 18:16 And the line goes down to the farthest part of the mountain facing the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is on the north of the valley of Rephaim: from there it goes down to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of the Jebusite on the south as far as En-rogel; (BBE)
Joshua 19:14 And the line goes round it on the north to Hannathon, ending at the valley of Iphtah-el; (BBE)
Joshua 22:25 For the Lord has made Jordan a line of division between us and you, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad; you have no part in the Lord: so your children will make our children give up fearing the Lord. (BBE)
Judges 7:11 And after hearing what they are saying, you will get strength to go down against the army. So he went down with his servant Purah to the outer line of the tents of the armed men. (BBE)
Judges 7:17 And he said to them, Keep your eyes on me, and do what I do; when I come to the outer line of tents, whatever I do, you are to do the same. (BBE)
Judges 7:19 So Gideon and the three hundred men who were with him came to the outer line of tents, at the start of the middle watch, when the watchmen had only then taken their stations; and the horns were sounded and the vessels broken. (BBE)
Judges 7:21 Then they made a line round the tents, every man in his place; and all the army, awaking from sleep, came running out, and with loud cries went in flight. (BBE)
Judges 20:20 And the men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin; and the men of Israel drew up the battle line against them at Gib'e-ah. (DBY RSV)
Judges 20:22 But the people, the men of Israel, took courage, and again formed the battle line in the same place where they had formed it on the first day. (DBY RSV)
Ruth 4:4 I thought to disclose it to you, saying,'Buy it before those who sit here, and before the elders of my people.' If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if you will not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know. For there is no one to redeem it besides you; and I am after you." He said, "I will redeem it." (See NIV)
Ruth 4:18 Now this is the history of the generations of Perez: Perez became the father of Hezron, (See NIV)
1 Samuel 2:31 Behold, the days come, that I will cut off your arm, and the arm of your father's house, that there shall not be an old man in your house. (See NIV)
1 Samuel 2:32 You shall see the affliction of my habitation, in all the wealth which God shall give Israel; and there shall not be an old man in your house forever. (See NIV)
1 Samuel 2:36 It shall happen, that everyone who is left in your house shall come and bow down to him for a piece of silver and a loaf of bread, and shall say, "Please put me into one of the priests' offices, that I may eat a morsel of bread."'" (See NIV)
1 Samuel 4:2 The Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was struck before the Philistines; and they killed of the army in the field about four thousand men. (See RSV)
1 Samuel 4:12 When he came, behold, Eli was sitting on his seat by the road watching; for his heart trembled for the ark of God. When the man came into the city, and told it, all the city cried out. (See NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 4:16 The man said to Eli, "I am he who came out of the army, and I fled today out of the army." He said, "How did the matter go, my son?" (See NAS NIV)
1 Samuel 17:2 Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it happened, as often as they went forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was highly esteemed. (See RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 17:8 He stood and cried to the armies of Israel, and said to them, "Why have you come out to set your battle in array? Am I not a Philistine, and you servants to Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. (See NIV)
1 Samuel 17:20 And David got up early in the morning, and, giving the sheep into the care of a keeper, took the things and went as Jesse had said; and he came to the lines where the carts were, when the army was going out to the fight giving their war-cry. (Root in BBE RSV)
1 Samuel 17:22 David left his baggage in the hand of the keeper of the baggage, and ran to the army, and came and greeted his brothers. (See NAS NIV)
1 Samuel 17:48 It happened, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. (See NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 7:11 From the time when I put judges over my people Israel; and I will give you peace from all who are against you. And the Lord says to you that he will make you the head of a line of kings. (BBE)
2 Samuel 7:29 So may it be your pleasure to give your blessing to the family of your servant, so that it may go on for ever before you: (for you, O Lord God, have said it,) and may your blessing be on your servant's family line for ever! (BBE)
2 Samuel 8:2 He struck Moab, and measured them with the line, making them to lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. The Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
2 Samuel 10:9 Now when Joab saw that their forces were in position against him in front and at his back, he took the best of the men of Israel and put them in line against the Aramaeans; (BBE NIV)
2 Samuel 11:15 And in the letter he said, Take care to put Uriah in the very front of the line, where the fighting is most violent, and go back from him, so that he may be overcome and put to death. (BBE NAS NIV)
1 Kings 2:24 Now by the living Lord, who has given me my place on the seat of David my father, and made me one of a line of kings, as he gave me his word, truly Adonijah will be put to death this day. (BBE)
1 Kings 6:6 The lowest line of them being five cubits wide, the middle six cubits wide and the third seven cubits; for there was a space all round the outside walls of the house so that the boards supporting the rooms did not have to be fixed in the walls of the house. (BBE)
1 Kings 6:10 And he put up the line of side rooms against the walls of the house, fifteen cubits high, resting against the house on boards of cedar-wood. (BBE)
1 Kings 6:36 And the inner space was walled with three lines of squared stones and a line of cedar-wood boards. (Root in BBE)
1 Kings 7:3 And it was covered with cedar over the forty-five supports which were on the pillars, fifteen in a line. (BBE)
1 Kings 7:4 There were three lines of window-frames, window facing window in every line. (Root in BBE)
1 Kings 7:12 The great outer square all round was walled with three lines of squared stones and a line of cedar-wood boards, round about the open square inside the house of the Lord and the covered room of the king's house. (Root in BBE)
1 Kings 7:15 For he fashioned the two pillars of brass, eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits encircled either of them about. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 7:23 He made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and its height was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits encircled it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
1 Kings 11:14 Yahweh raised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king's seed in Edom. (See NAS NIV)
1 Kings 14:10 So I will send evil on the line of Jeroboam, cutting off from his family every male child, those who are shut up and those who go free in Israel; the family of Jeroboam will be brushed away like a man brushing away waste till it is all gone. (BBE)
2 Kings 7:5 So in the half light they got up to go to the tents of Aram; but when they came to the outer line of tents, there was no one there. (BBE)
2 Kings 7:8 And when those lepers came to the outer line of tents, they went into one tent, and had food and drink, and took from it silver and gold and clothing, which they put in a secret place; then they came back and went into another tent from which they took more goods, which they put away in a secret place. (BBE)
2 Kings 21:13 I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab; and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 16:18 Saying, To you will I give the land of Canaan, the measured line of your heritage: (BBE)
1 Chronicles 17:10 From the time when I put judges over my people Israel; and I will overcome all those who are against you; and I will make you great and the head of a line of kings. (BBE)
1 Chronicles 17:25 For you, O my God, have let your servant see that you will make him head of a line of kings; and so it has come into your servant's heart to make his prayer to you. (BBE)
1 Chronicles 19:10 Now when Joab saw that their forces were in position against him in front and at his back, he took all the best men of Israel, and put them in line against the Aramaeans; (BBE NIV)
2 Chronicles 4:2 Also he made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass; and its height was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits encircled it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 13:3 And Abijah went out to the fight with an army of men of war, four hundred thousand of his best men; and Jeroboam put his forces in line against him, eight hundred thousand of his best men of war. (BBE RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 35:24 So his servants took him out of the line of war-carriages, and put him in his second carriage and took him to Jerusalem, where he came to his end, and they put his body in the resting-place of his fathers. And in all Judah and Jerusalem there was great weeping for Josiah. (BBE)
Ezra 2:6 The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred twelve. (See NIV)
Ezra 2:40 The Levites: the children of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the children of Hodaviah, seventy-four. (See NIV)
Ezra 6:4 With three lines of great stones and one line of new wood supports; and let the necessary money be given out of the king's store-house; (Root in BBE)
Nehemiah 7:11 The children of Pahathmoab, of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and eighteen. (See NIV)
Nehemiah 7:43 The Levites: the children of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, of the children of Hodevah, seventy-four. (See NIV)
Job 13:27 Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, And markest all my paths; Thou settest a bound to the soles of my feet: (See JPS)
Job 38:5 Who determined its measures, if you know? Or who stretched the line on it? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, (KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Psalms 78:55 He also drove out the nations before them, allotted them for an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 89:4 I will establish your seed forever, and build up your throne to all generations.'" Selah. (See NIV)
Psalms 89:29 I will also make his seed endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven. (See RSV NIV)
Psalms 89:36 His seed will endure forever, his throne like the sun before me. (See RSV NIV)
Psalms 105:11 Saying, To you will I give the land of Canaan, the measured line of your heritage: (BBE)