|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Used sometimes figuratively. To "lay down the neck" (Romans 16:4) is to hazard one's life. Threatenings of coming judgments are represented by the prophets by their laying bands upon the people's necks (Deuteronomy 28:48; Isaiah 10:27; Jeremiah 27:2). Conquerors put their feet on the necks of their enemies as a sign of their subjection (Joshua 10:24; 2 Samuel 22:41).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many other animals, is more slender than the trunk.
2. (n.) Any part of an inanimate object corresponding to or resembling the neck of an animal
3. (n.) The long slender part of a vessel, as a retort, or of a fruit, as a gourd.
4. (n.) A long narrow tract of land projecting from the main body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts.
5. (n.) That part of a violin, guitar, or similar instrument, which extends from the head to the body, and on which is the finger board or fret board.
6. (n.) A reduction in size near the end of an object, formed by a groove around it; as, a neck forming the journal of a shaft.
7. (n.) the point where the base of the stem of a plant arises from the root.
8. (v. t.) To reduce the diameter of (an object) near its end, by making a groove around it; -- used with down; as, to neck down a shaft.
9. (v. t. & i.) To kiss and caress amorously.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
nek (tsawwar, tsawwa'r, tsawwaron, tsawwa'rah, Aramaic tsawwar (Daniel 5:7, 16, 29), `oreph, miphreqeth (1 Samuel 4:18); nostos, "back" (Baruch 2:33); occasionally the words garon (Isaiah 3:16 Ezekiel 16:11), and gargeroth, plural of gargarah, literally, "throat" (Proverbs 1:9; Proverbs 3:3, 12; 6:21), are translated "neck"): The neck is compared with a tower for beauty (Songs 4:4; Songs 7:4) and is decorated with necklaces and chains (Proverbs 1:9; Proverbs 3:3, 12; 6:21, Hebrew gargeroth; Ezekiel 16:11, Hebrew garon, "throat"; Daniel 5:7, 16, 29, Hebrew tsawwar). It is also the part of the body where the yoke, emblem of labor and hardship, dependence and subjection, is borne (Deuteronomy 28:48 Jeremiah 27:8, 11, 12; Jeremiah 28:14 Acts 15:10). "To shake off the yoke," "to break the yoke," or "to take it off" is expressive of the regaining of independence and liberty, either by one's own endeavors or through help from outside (Genesis 27:40 Isaiah 10:27 Jeremiah 28:11; Jeremiah 30:8). Certain animals which were not allowed as food (like the firstborn which were not redeemed) were to be killed by having their necks (`oreph) broken (Exodus 13:13; Exodus 34:20); the turtle-doves and young pigeons, which were sacrificed as sin offerings or as burnt offerings, had their heads wrung or pinched off from their necks (Leviticus 5:8). In 1 Samuel 4:18 the Hebrew word miphreqeth signifies a fracture of the upper part of the spinal column caused by a fall.
It was a military custom of antiquity for the conqueror to place his foot upon the vanquished. This custom, frequently represented in sculpture on many an Egyptian temple wall, is referred to in Joshua 10:24; Baruch 4:25 and probably in Romans 16:20 and Psalm 110:1. Paul praises the devotion of Aquila and Priscilla, "who for my life laid down their own necks" (Romans 16:4).
To "fall on the neck" of a person is a very usual mode of salutation in the East (Genesis 33:4; Genesis 45:14; Genesis 46:29; Tob 11:9, 13; Luke 15:20 Acts 20:37). In moments of great emotion such salutation is apt to end in weeping on each other's neck.
Readiness for work is expressed by "putting one's neck to the work" (Nehemiah 3:5). Severe punishment and calamity are said to "reach to the neck" (Isaiah 8:8; Isaiah 30:28).
The Lord Jesus speaks of certain persons for whom it were better to have had a millstone put around the neck and to have been drowned in the sea. The meaning is that even the most disgraceful death is still preferable to a life of evil influence upon even the little ones of God's household (Matthew 18:6 Mark 9:42 Luke 17:2).
To "make the neck stiff," to "harden the neck" indicates obstinacy often mingled with rebellion (Exodus 32:9; Exodus 33:3, 5; 34:9 2 Chronicles 30:8; 2 Chronicles 36:13 Nehemiah 9:16, 17, 29 Psalm 75:5 (the Revised Version margin "insolently with a haughty neck"); Proverbs 29:1 Jeremiah 7:26). Compare sklerotracholes, "stiffnecked" (Acts 7:51). Similarly Isaiah (48:4) speaks of the neck of the obstinate sinner as resembling an iron sinew.
H. L. E. Luering
Neck (97 Occurrences)
Matthew 18:6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him that a huge millstone should be hung around his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depths of the sea. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 21:2 Saying to them, Go into the little town in front of you, and straight away you will see an ass with a cord round her neck, and a young one with her; let them loose and come with them to me. (BBE)
Mark 9:42 Whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if he was thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around his neck. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 11:2 And said to them, Go into the little town opposite: and when you come to it, you will see a young ass with a cord round his neck, on which no man has ever been seated; let him loose, and come back with him. (BBE)
Luke 15:20 "He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 17:2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 15:10 Now therefore why do you tempt God, that you should put a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 20:37 They all wept a lot, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Romans 8:19 For all creation, gazing eagerly as if with outstretched neck, is waiting and longing to see the manifestation of the sons of God. (WEY)
Romans 16:4 who for my life, laid down their own necks; to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the assemblies of the Gentiles. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 27:16 She put the skins of the young goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 27:40 By your sword will you live, and you will serve your brother. It will happen, when you will break loose, that you shall shake his yoke from off your neck." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 33:4 Esau ran to meet him, embraced him, fell on his neck, kissed him, and they wept. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 41:42 Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in robes of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 45:14 He fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 46:29 Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel, his father, in Goshen. He presented himself to him, and fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Genesis 49:8 "Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies. Your father's sons will bow down before you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 13:13 Every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck; and you shall redeem all the firstborn of man among your sons. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 23:27 My terror I send before thee, and I have put to death all the people among whom thou comest, and I have given the neck of all thine enemies unto thee. (YLT)
Exodus 34:20 The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb: and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. No one shall appear before me empty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 5:8 He shall bring them to the priest, who shall first offer the one which is for the sin offering, and wring off its head from its neck, but shall not sever it completely. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 9:6 Know therefore, that Yahweh your God doesn't give you this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiff-necked people. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Deuteronomy 9:13 Furthermore Yahweh spoke to me, saying, "I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people: (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Deuteronomy 21:4 and the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer to a valley with running water, which is neither plowed nor sown, and shall break the heifer's neck there in the valley. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 21:6 All the elders of that city, who are nearest to the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley; (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 28:48 therefore you shall serve your enemies whom Yahweh shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron on your neck, until he has destroyed you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 31:27 For I know your rebellion, and your stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, you have been rebellious against Yahweh; and how much more after my death? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Joshua 7:8 Oh, Lord, what do I say, after that Israel hath turned the neck before its enemies? (YLT)
Joshua 7:12 and the sons of Israel have not been able to stand before their enemies; the neck they turn before their enemies, for they have become a devoted thing; I add not to be with you -- if ye destroy not the devoted thing out of your midst. (YLT)
Judges 5:30 'Have they not found, have they not divided the spoil? A lady, two ladies to every man; to Sisera a spoil of dyed garments, a spoil of dyed garments embroidered, of dyed garments embroidered on both sides, on the necks of the spoil?' (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 8:26 The weight of the golden earrings that he requested was one thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold, besides the crescents, and the pendants, and the purple clothing that was on the kings of Midian, and besides the chains that were about their camels' necks. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 4:18 It happened, when he made mention of the ark of God, that Eli fell from off his seat backward by the side of the gate; and his neck broke, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. He had judged Israel forty years. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 22:41 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me. (Root in KJV WBS YLT)
2 Kings 17:14 Notwithstanding, they would not listen, but hardened their neck, like the neck of their fathers, who didn't believe in Yahweh their God. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
2 Chronicles 3:16 And he made chains, like neck ornaments, and put them on the tops of the pillars, and a hundred apples on the chains. (BBE RSV)
2 Chronicles 29:6 for our fathers have trespassed, and done that which is evil in the eyes of Jehovah our God, and forsake him, and turn round their faces from the tabernacle of Jehovah, and give the neck. (YLT)
2 Chronicles 30:8 Now don't you be stiff-necked, as your fathers were; but yield yourselves to Yahweh, and enter into his sanctuary, which he has sanctified forever, and serve Yahweh your God, that his fierce anger may turn away from you. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 36:13 He also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart against turning to Yahweh, the God of Israel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 3:5 Next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles didn't put their necks to the work of their lord. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Nehemiah 9:16 But they and our fathers dealt proudly and hardened their neck, and didn't listen to your commandments, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 9:17 and refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you did among them, but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage. But you are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and didn't forsake them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 9:29 and testified against them, that you might bring them again to your law. Yet they dealt proudly, and didn't listen to your commandments, but sinned against your ordinances, (which if a man do, he shall live in them), and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 15:26 he runs at him with a stiff neck, with the thick shields of his bucklers; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Job 16:12 I was at ease, and he broke me apart. Yes, he has taken me by the neck, and dashed me to pieces. He has also set me up for his target. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 30:18 With great force he takes a grip of my clothing, pulling me by the neck of my coat. (BBE NIV)
Job 39:19 "Have you given the horse might? Have you clothed his neck with a quivering mane? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 41:22 There is strength in his neck. Terror dances before him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 18:40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me. (Root in KJV WBS YLT)
Psalms 69:1 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Lilies." By David. Save me, God, for the waters have come up to my neck! (WEB BBE RSV NIV)
Psalms 73:6 Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck. Violence covers them like a garment. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 75:5 Don't lift up your horn on high. Don't speak with a stiff neck." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Psalms 105:18 They bruised his feet with shackles. His neck was locked in irons, (WEB BBE RSV NIV)
Proverbs 1:9 for they will be a garland to grace your head, and chains around your neck. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 3:3 Don't let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 3:22 so they will be life to your soul, and grace for your neck. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 6:21 Bind them continually on your heart. Tie them around your neck. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 29:1 He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Song of Songs 1:10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Song of Songs 4:4 Your neck is like David's tower built for an armory, whereon a thousand shields hang, all the shields of the mighty men. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Song of Songs 4:9 You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride. You have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, with one chain of your neck. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Song of Songs 7:4 Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are like the pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bathrabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon which looks toward Damascus. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 3:16 Moreover Yahweh said, "Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes, walking to trip as they go, jingling ornaments on their feet; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Isaiah 8:8 It will sweep onward into Judah. It will overflow and pass through; it will reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of its wings will fill the breadth of your land, Immanuel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 9:4 For by your hand the yoke on his neck and the rod on his back, even the rod of his cruel master, have been broken, as in the day of Midian. (BBE)
Isaiah 10:27 It will happen in that day, that his burden will depart from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing oil. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 30:28 His breath is as an overflowing stream that reaches even to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction; and a bridle that leads to ruin will be in the jaws of the peoples. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 48:4 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow brass; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 52:2 Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit on your throne, Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, captive daughter of Zion. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 66:3 He who kills an ox is as he who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, as he who breaks a dog's neck; he who offers an offering, as he who offers pig's blood; he who burns frankincense, as he who blesses an idol. Yes, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 7:26 yet they didn't listen to me, nor inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff: they did worse than their fathers. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 17:23 But they didn't listen, neither turn their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, and might not receive instruction. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 18:17 As an east wind I scatter them before an enemy, The neck, and not the face, I shew them, In the day of their calamity.' (YLT)
Jeremiah 19:15 Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, Behold, I will bring on this city and on all its towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it; because they have made their neck stiff, that they may not hear my words. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 27:2 Thus says Yahweh to me: Make bonds and bars, and put them on your neck; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 27:3 And thou hast put them on thy neck, and hast sent them unto the king of Edom, and unto the king of Moab, and unto the king of the sons of Ammon, and unto the king of Tyre, and unto the king of Zidon, by the hand of messengers who are coming in to Jerusalem, unto Zedekiah king of Judah; (YLT)
Jeremiah 27:8 It shall happen, that the nation and the kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, says Yahweh, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 27:11 But the nation that shall bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, that nation will I let remain in their own land, says Yahweh; and they shall till it, and dwell therein. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 27:12 I spoke to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 28:10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the bar from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and broke it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 28:11 Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus says Yahweh: Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon within two full years from off the neck of all the nations. The prophet Jeremiah went his way. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 28:12 Then the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the bar from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 28:14 For thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: I have put a yoke of iron on the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the animals of the field also. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 30:8 It shall come to pass in that day, says Yahweh of Armies, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds; and strangers shall no more make him their bondservant; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 32:33 And they turn unto Me the neck, and not the face, and teaching them, rising early and teaching, and they are not hearkening to accept instruction. (YLT)
Jeremiah 48:39 How hath it been broken down! they have howled, How hath Moab turned the neck ashamed, And Moab hath been for a derision. And for a terror to all round about her. (YLT)
Lamentations 1:14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand; They are knit together, they are come up on my neck; he has made my strength to fail: The Lord has delivered me into their hands, against whom I am not able to stand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Lamentations 5:5 Our pursuers are on our necks: We are weary, and have no rest. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 16:11 I decked you with ornaments, and I put bracelets on your hands, and a chain on your neck. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Daniel 5:7 The king cried aloud to bring in the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. The king spoke and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whoever shall read this writing, and show me its interpretation, shall be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Daniel 5:16 But I have heard of you, that you can give interpretations, and dissolve doubts; now if you can read the writing, and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Daniel 5:29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with purple, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 10:11 Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh; so I will put a yoke on her beautiful neck. I will set a rider on Ephraim. Judah will plow. Jacob will break his clods. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 11:4 I drew them with cords of a man, with ties of love; and I was to them like those who lift up the yoke on their necks; and I bent down to him and I fed him. (Root in WEB NIV)
Jonah 2:5 The waters were circling round me, even to the neck; the deep was about me; the sea-grass was twisted round my head. (BBE)
Nahum 1:13 Now will I break his yoke from off you, and will burst your bonds apart." (See NIV)
Habakkuk 3:13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah. (KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)