|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Several words are so rendered in the Authorized Version.
(1.) Those which are indefinite. (a) Hok, Isaiah 5:14, elsewhere "statute." (b) Mad, Job 11:9; Jeremiah 13:25, elsewhere "garment." (c) Middah, the word most frequently thus translated, Exodus 26:2, 8, etc. (d) Mesurah, Leviticus 19:35; 1 Chronicles 23:29. (e) Mishpat, Jeremiah 30:11, elsewhere "judgment." (f) Mithkoneth and token, Ezek. 45:11. (g) In New Testament metron, the usual Greek word thus rendered (Matthew 7:2; 23:32; Mark 4:24).
(2.) Those which are definite. (a) `Eyphah, Deuteronomy 25:14, 15, usually "ephah." (b) Ammah, Jeremiah 51:13, usually "cubit." (c) Kor, 1 Kings 4:22, elsewhere "cor;" Greek koros, Luke 16:7. (d) Seah, Genesis 18:6; 1 Samuel 25:18, a seah; Greek saton, Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:21. (e) Shalish, "a great measure," Isaiah 40:12; literally a third, i.e., of an ephah. (f) In New Testament batos, Luke 16:6, the Hebrew "bath;" and choinix, Revelation 6:6, the choenix, equal in dry commodities to one-eighth of a modius.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A standard of dimension; a fixed unit of quantity or extent; an extent or quantity in the fractions or multiples of which anything is estimated and stated; hence, a rule by which anything is adjusted or judged.
2. (n.) An instrument by means of which size or quantity is measured, as a graduated line, rod, vessel, or the like.
3. (n.) The dimensions or capacity of anything, reckoned according to some standard; size or extent, determined and stated; estimated extent; as, to take one's measure for a coat.
4. (n.) The contents of a vessel by which quantity is measured; a quantity determined by a standard; a stated or limited quantity or amount.
5. (n.) Extent or degree not excessive or beyond bounds; moderation; due restraint; esp. in the phrases, in measure; with measure; without or beyond measure.
6. (n.) Determined extent, not to be exceeded; limit; allotted share, as of action, influence, ability, or the like; due proportion.
7. (n.) The quantity determined by measuring, especially in buying and selling; as, to give good or full measure.
8. (n.) Undefined quantity; extent; degree.
9. (n.) Regulated division of movement
10. (n.) A regulated movement corresponding to the time in which the accompanying music is performed; but, especially, a slow and stately dance, like the minuet.
11. (n.) The group or grouping of beats, caused by the regular recurrence of accented beats.
12. (n.) The space between two bars.
13. (n.) The manner of ordering and combining the quantities, or long and short syllables; meter; rhythm; hence, a foot; as, a poem in iambic measure.
14. (n.) A number which is contained in a given number a number of times without a remainder; as in the phrases, the common measure, the greatest common measure, etc., of two or more numbers.
15. (n.) A step or definite part of a progressive course or policy; a means to an end; an act designed for the accomplishment of an object; as, political measures; prudent measures; an inefficient measure.
16. (n.) The act of measuring; measurement.
17. (a.) Beds or strata; as, coal measures; lead measures.
18. (n.) To ascertain by use of a measuring instrument; to compute or ascertain the extent, quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by a certain rule or standard; to take the dimensions of; hence, to estimate; to judge of; to value; to appraise.
19. (n.) To serve as the measure of; as, the thermometer measures changes of temperature.
20. (n.) To pass through or over in journeying, as if laying off and determining the distance.
21. (n.) To adjust by a rule or standard.
22. (n.) To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; -- often with out or off.
23. (v. i.) To make a measurement or measurements.
24. (v. i.) To result, or turn out, on measuring; as, the grain measures well; the pieces measure unequally.
25. (v. i.) To be of a certain size or quantity, or to have a certain length, breadth, or thickness, or a certain capacity according to a standard measure; as, cloth measures three fourths of a yard; a tree measures three feet in diameter.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
mezh'-ur, Several different words in the Hebrew and Greek are rendered by "measure" in English Versions of the Bible. In Job 11:9 and Jeremiah 13:25 it stands for madh, middah, and it is the usual rendering of the verb madhadh, "to measure," i.e. "stretch out," "extend," "spread." It is often used to render the words representing particular measures, such as ['ephah] (Deuteronomy 25:14, 15 Proverbs 20:10 Micah 6:10); or kor (1 Kings 4:22; 1 Kings 5:11 (1 Kings 5:2, 5:25 Hebrew text); 2 Chronicles 2:10 (Hebrew text 2:9) 27:5; Ezra 7:22); or seah (Genesis 18:6 1 Samuel 25:18 1 Kings 18:32 2 Kings 7:1, 16, 18); or batos, "bath" (Luke 16:6). For these terms see WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. It also renders middah, "measure of length" (Exodus 26:2); mesurah, a liquid measure (Leviticus 19:35 1 Chronicles 23:29 Ezekiel 4:11, 16); mishpaT, "judgment" (Jeremiah 30:11; Jeremiah 46:28); ca'ce'ah, a word of uncertain meaning, perhaps derived from seah (Isaiah 27:8); shalish, "threefold, large measure" (Psalm 80:5 (Hebrew text Psalm 80:6); Isaiah 40:12); tokhen, and mathkoneth, "weight" and that which is weighed, taken as measure (Ezekiel 45:11). In Isaiah 5:14 it stands for choq, "limit." In the New Testament, besides being the usual rendering of the verb metreo, and of the noun metron, it is used for choinix, a dry measure containing about a quart (Revelation 6:6).
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Measure (269 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:15 nor do they light a lamp, and put it under the measure, but on the lamp-stand, and it shineth to all those in the house; (YLT)
Matthew 6:27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life? (ASV)
Matthew 7:2 For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 23:32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 4:21 And he said to them, 'Doth the lamp come that under the measure it may be put, or under the couch -- not that it may be put on the lamp-stand? (YLT)
Mark 4:24 He said to them, "Take heed what you hear. With whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you, and more will be given to you who hear. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 6:51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. (KJV DBY WBS YLT)
Mark 7:37 They were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He makes even the deaf hear, and the mute speak!" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Mark 10:26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? (KJV WEY WBS YLT)
Luke 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 11:33 But no one having lit a lamp sets it in secret, nor under the corn-measure, but on the lamp-stand, that they who enter in may see the light. (DBY YLT)
Luke 12:25 And which of you by being anxious can add a cubit unto the measure of his life? (ASV)
Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and prudent steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give the measure of corn in season? (DBY YLT)
John 1:16 From his full measure we have all been given grace on grace. (BBE)
John 3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for God gives the Spirit without measure. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
John 10:10 The thief comes only to take the sheep and to put them to death: he comes for their destruction: I have come so that they may have life and have it in greater measure. (BBE)
John 17:13 But now I come to you, and I say these things in the world, that they may have my joy made full in themselves. (See NIV)
Acts 20:12 and they brought up the lad alive, and were comforted in no ordinary measure. (YLT)
Acts 26:29 And Paul said, It is my prayer to God that, in little or great measure, not only you, but all those hearing me today might be even as I am, but for these chains. (BBE)
Romans 7:13 Did then a thing which is good become death to me? No, indeed, but sin did; so that through its bringing about death by means of what was good, it might be seen in its true light as sin, in order that by means of the Commandment the unspeakable sinfulness of sin might be plainly shown. (See RSV)
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think reasonably, as God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 12:6 And having different qualities by reason of the grace given to us, such as the quality of a prophet, let it be made use of in relation to the measure of our faith; (BBE)
Romans 15:15 But I write the more boldly unto you in some measure, as putting you again in remembrance, because of the grace that was given me of God, (ASV BBE)
Romans 15:24 whensoever I go unto Spain (for I hope to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first in some measure I shall have been satisfied with your company)-- (ASV BBE)
Romans 15:29 I know that, when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of the Good News of Christ. (See NIV)
1 Corinthians 3:8 Now the planter and the waterer are working for the same end: but they will have their separate rewards in the measure of their work. (BBE)
1 Corinthians 3:10 In the measure of the grace given to me, I, as a wise master-builder, have put the base in position, and another goes on building on it. But let every man take care what he puts on it. (BBE)
1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of the week, let every one of you put by him in store, in measure as he has done well in business, so that it may not be necessary to get money together when I come. (BBE)
2 Corinthians 1:8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: (KJV WBS)
2 Corinthians 2:5 But if anyone has been a cause of sorrow, he has been so, not to me only, but in some measure to all of you (I say this that I may not be over-hard on you). (BBE RSV)
2 Corinthians 4:17 For our momentary and light affliction works for us in surpassing measure an eternal weight of glory; (DBY)
2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there is a ready mind, a man will have God's approval in the measure of what he has, and not of what he has not. (BBE)
2 Corinthians 9:6 But in the Writings it says, He who puts in only a small number of seeds, will get in the same; and he who puts them in from a full hand, will have produce in full measure from them. (BBE)
2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to give you all grace in full measure; so that ever having enough of all things, you may be full of every good work: (BBE)
2 Corinthians 9:12 For the ministration of this service not only filleth up the measure of the wants of the saints, but aboundeth also through many thanksgivings unto God; (ASV DBY)
2 Corinthians 10:12 For we do not make bold to rank or to compare ourselves with certain of those commending themselves, but they, among themselves measuring themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not wise, (See NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 10:13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. (KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)
2 Corinthians 10:14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: (KJV WBS)
2 Corinthians 11:9 When I was present with you and was in need, I wasn't a burden on anyone, for the brothers, when they came from Macedonia, supplied the measure of my need. In everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and I will continue to do so. (WEB ASV)
2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I am more so; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. (KJV WBS)
Galatians 1:13 For you have heard of my way of living in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it. (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS NAS)
Ephesians 1:8 Which he gave us in full measure in all wisdom and care; (BBE)
Ephesians 1:23 Which is his body, the full measure of him in whom all things are made complete. (BBE)
Ephesians 3:7 Of which I was made a preacher, through that grace of God which was given to me in the measure of the working of his power. (BBE)
Ephesians 3:19 and to know Christ's love which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (See NIV)
Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do in full measure more than all our desires or thoughts, through the power which is working in us, (BBE)
Ephesians 4:7 But to each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ephesians 4:13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a full grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 4:16 from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Philippians 1:20 In the measure of my strong hope and belief that in nothing will I be put to shame, but that without fear, as at all times, so now will Christ have glory in my body, by life or by death. (BBE)
Philippians 3:21 By whom this poor body of ours will be changed into the image of the body of his glory, in the measure of the working by which he is able to put all things under himself. (BBE)
Colossians 1:11 Full of strength in the measure of the great power of his glory, so that you may undergo all troubles with joy; (BBE)
Colossians 1:19 For God in full measure was pleased to be in him; (BBE)
1 Thessalonians 2:16 for they still try to prevent our preaching to the Gentiles so that they may find salvation. They thus continually fill up the measure of their own sins, and God's anger in its severest form has overtaken them. (WEY BBE NAS RSV)
1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord give you increase of love in fullest measure to one another and to all men, even as our love to you; (BBE)
1 Timothy 6:17 Give orders to those who have money and goods in this life, not to be lifted up in their minds, or to put their hope in the uncertain chances of wealth, but in God who gives us in full measure all things for our use; (BBE)
2 Timothy 1:8 Have no feeling of shame, then, for the witness of our Lord or for me, his prisoner: but undergo all things for the good news in the measure of the power of God; (BBE)
2 Timothy 1:9 Who gave us salvation, marking us out for his purpose, not on account of our works, but in the measure of his purpose and his grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal, (BBE)
2 Timothy 4:5 But thou, be sober in all things, bear evils, do the work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of thy ministry. (DBY)
2 Timothy 4:17 But the Lord was by my side and gave me strength; so that through me the news might be given out in full measure, and all the Gentiles might give ear: and I was taken out of the mouth of the lion. (BBE)
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but in the measure of his mercy, he gave us salvation, through the washing of the new birth and the giving of new life in the Holy Spirit, (BBE)
1 Peter 1:2 Who, through the purpose of God, have been made holy by the Spirit, disciples of Jesus, made clean by his blood: May you have grace and peace in full measure. (BBE NAS)
2 Peter 1:8 For if you have these things in good measure, they will make you fertile and full of fruit in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (BBE NIV)
Revelation 3:2 Be on the watch, and make strong the rest of the things which are near to death; because as judged by me your works have not come up to God's measure. (BBE)
Revelation 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. (KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT)
Revelation 11:1 A reed like a rod was given to me. Someone said, "Rise, and measure God's temple, and the altar, and those who worship in it. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 11:2 Leave out the court which is outside of the temple, and don't measure it, for it has been given to the nations. They will tread the holy city under foot for forty-two months. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 18:7 As she gave glory to herself, and became more evil in her ways, in the same measure give her pain and weeping: for she says in her heart, I am seated here a queen, and am no widow, and will in no way see sorrow. (BBE RSV)
Revelation 21:15 He who spoke with me had for a measure, a golden reed, to measure the city, its gates, and its walls. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 21:17 Its wall is one hundred forty-four cubits, by the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 15:16 In the fourth generation they will come here again, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full." (See NIV)
Genesis 24:1 Now Abraham was old and far on in years: and the Lord had given him everything in full measure. (BBE)
Genesis 27:28 May God give you the dew of heaven, and the good things of the earth, and grain and wine in full measure: (BBE)
Genesis 41:49 So he got together a store of grain like the sand of the sea; so great a store that after a time he gave up measuring it, for it might not be measured. (Root in BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 5:18 And now go work! and straw shall not be given you, and ye shall deliver the measure of bricks. (DBY YLT)
Exodus 12:4 And if the household be too small for a lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; each according to the measure of his eating shall ye count for the lamb. (DBY)
Exodus 16:8 And Moses said, The Lord will give you meat for your food at evening, and in the morning bread in full measure; for your outcry against the Lord has come to his ears: for what are we? your outcry is not against us but against the Lord. (BBE)
Exodus 16:12 The outcry of the children of Israel has come to my ears: say to them now, At nightfall you will have meat for your food, and in the morning bread in full measure; and you will see that I am the Lord your God. (BBE)
Exodus 16:18 When they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack. They gathered every man according to his eating. (Root in WEB ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 23:26 All your animals will give birth without loss, not one will be without young in all your land; I will give you a full measure of life. (BBE)
Exodus 26:2 The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: all the curtains shall have one measure. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 26:8 The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: the eleven curtains shall have one measure. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 29:40 And with the one lamb, a tenth part of an ephah of the best meal, mixed with a fourth part of a hin of clear oil; and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink offering. (See RSV)
Exodus 36:9 The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits. All the curtains had one measure. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 36:15 The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits the breadth of each curtain. The eleven curtains had one measure. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Leviticus 7:10 And every meal offering, mixed with oil or dry, is for all the sons of Aaron in equal measure. (BBE)
Leviticus 19:35 "'You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measures of length, of weight, or of quantity. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Leviticus 25:19 And the land will give her fruit, and you will have food in full measure and be safe in the land. (BBE)
Leviticus 26:5 And the crushing of the grain will overtake the cutting of the grapes, and the cutting of the grapes will overtake the planting of the seed, and there will be bread in full measure, and you will be living in your land safely. (BBE)
Numbers 14:19 May the sin of this people have forgiveness, in the measure of your great mercy, as you have had mercy on them from Egypt up till now. (BBE)
Numbers 15:4 Then let him who is making his offering, give to the Lord a meal offering of a tenth part of a measure of the best meal mixed with a fourth part of a hin of oil: (BBE)
Numbers 15:6 Or for a male sheep, give as a meal offering two tenth parts of a measure of the best meal mixed with a third part of a hin of oil: (BBE)
Numbers 15:9 Then with the ox give a meal offering of three tenth parts of a measure of the best meal mixed with half a hin of oil. (BBE)
Numbers 23:10 Who is able to take the measure of the dust of Jacob or the number of the thousands of Israel? May my death be the death of the upright and my last end like his! (BBE)
Numbers 35:5 You shall measure outside of the city for the east side two thousand cubits, and for the south side two thousand cubits, and for the west side two thousand cubits, and for the north side two thousand cubits, the city being in the midst. This shall be to them the suburbs of the cities. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 35:8 And these towns are to be given out of the heritage of the children of Israel, taking the greater number from those who have much, and a smaller number from those who have little: everyone, in the measure of his heritage, is to give of his property to the Levites. (BBE)
Deuteronomy 8:9 Where there will be bread for you in full measure and you will be in need of nothing; a land where the very stones are iron and from whose hills you may get copper. (BBE)
Deuteronomy 11:15 And I will give grass in your fields for your cattle, so that you may have food in full measure. (BBE)
Deuteronomy 15:14 But give him freely from your flock and from your grain and your wine: in the measure of the wealth which the Lord your God has given you, you are to give to him. (BBE)