|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog.
2. (n.) Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist.
3. (n.) Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.
4. (v. t.) To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim.
5. (v. i.) To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
('edh; achlus, homichie): Mist is caused by particles of water vapor filling the air until it is only partially transparent. Mist and haze produce much the same effect, the one being due to moisture in the atmosphere and the other to dust particles. Mist or fog is not common on the plains of Palestine and Syria at sea-level, but is of almost daily occurrence in the mountain valleys, coming up at night and disappearing with the morning sun (The Wisdom of Solomon 2:4). It is nothing else than a cloud touching the land. In the account of creation, "there went up a mist from the earth," giving a description of the warm humid atmosphere of the carboniferous ages which agrees remarkably with the teaching of modern science (Genesis 2:6). The word is used figuratively in Acts 13:11 to describe the shutting out of light. Those who bring confusion and uncertainty are compared to "mists driven by a storm" (2 Peter 2:17).
Alfred H. Joy
Mist (17 Occurrences)
Acts 13:11 Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a season!" Immediately a mist and darkness fell on him. He went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
James 4:14 when, all the while, you do not even know what will happen to-morrow. For what is the nature of your life? Why, it is but a mist, which appears for a short time and then is seen no more. (WEY BBE RSV NIV)
2 Peter 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. (KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 2:6 but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Job 29:19 My root will be open to the waters, and the night mist will be on my branches, (BBE)
Job 36:27 For he takes up the drops from the sea; he sends them through his mist as rain, (BBE NAS RSV)
Job 36:30 See, he is stretching out his mist, covering the tops of the mountains with it. (BBE)
Job 38:28 Has the rain a father? or who gave birth to the drops of night mist? (BBE)
Job 38:29 Out of whose body came the ice? and who gave birth to the cold mist of heaven? (BBE)
Isaiah 18:4 For this is what the Lord has said to me: I will be quiet, watching from my place; like the clear heat when the sun is shining, like a mist of dew in the heat of summer. (BBE)
Isaiah 29:18 And in that day those whose ears are stopped will be hearing the words of the book; and the eyes of the blind will see through the mist and the dark. (BBE)
Isaiah 44:22 I have put your evil doings out of my mind like a thick cloud, and your sins like a mist: come back to me; for I have taken up your cause. (BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 10:13 At the sound of his voice there is a massing of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mists go up from the ends of the earth; he makes the thunder-flames for the rain, and sends out the wind from his store-houses. (Root in BBE RSV)
Jeremiah 51:16 At the sound of his voice there is a massing of the waters in the heavens, and he makes the mists go up from the ends of the earth; he makes the thunder-flames for the rain and sends out the wind from his store-houses. (Root in BBE RSV)
Hosea 6:4 "Ephraim, what shall I do to you? Judah, what shall I do to you? For your love is like a morning cloud, and like the dew that disappears early. (See NIV)
Hosea 10:7 As for Samaria, her king is cut off, like mist on the water. (BBE)
Hosea 13:3 Therefore they will be like the morning mist, and like the dew that passes away early, like the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the threshing floor, and like the smoke out of the chimney. (WEB RSV NIV)