|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied; gratification of desire; contentment in possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its desires or demands.
2. (n.) Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation.
3. (n.) That which satisfies or gratifies; atonement.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
sat-is-fak'-shun: Occurs twice in the King James Version (Numbers 35:31, 32) as a rendering of the Hebrew kopher (the Revised Version (British and American) "ransom"). It means a price paid as compensation for a life, and the passage cited is a prohibition against accepting such, in case of murder, or for the return of the manslayer. Such compensation was permitted in ancient justice among many peoples. Compare poine, which Liddell and Scott define as "properly quit-money for blood spilt, the fine paid by the slayer to the kinsman of the slain, as a ransom from all consequences." The same custom prevailed among Teutonic peoples, as seen in the German Wergeld and Old English wergild. The Hebrew lairs of the Old Testament permit it only in the case of a man or woman gored to death by an ox (Exodus 21:30-32).
Benjamin Reno Downer
Satisfaction (15 Occurrences)
Romans 2:17 And since you claim the name of Jew, and find rest and satisfaction in the Law, and make your boast in God, (WEY)
Galatians 4:15 What was the blessing you enjoyed? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me. (See RSV)
Colossians 2:23 (which have indeed an appearance of wisdom in voluntary worship, and humility, and harsh treatment of the body, not in a certain honour,) to the satisfaction of the flesh. (DBY)
Titus 2:9 Exhort slaves to be always obedient to their owners, and to give them satisfaction in everything, not contradicting and not pilfering, (WEY RSV)
Exodus 21:30 If there be imposed on him a satisfaction, then he shall give the ransom of his life, according to what is imposed on him. (DBY)
Numbers 35:31 Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death. (KJV DBY WBS)
Numbers 35:32 And ye shall take no satisfaction for him that is fled to the city of his refuge, that he should come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest. (KJV DBY WBS)
Esther 5:13 Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate." (See NIV)
Psalms 54:7 For he has delivered me out of all trouble. My eye has seen triumph over my enemies. (See NAS)
Psalms 112:8 His heart is established. He will not be afraid in the end when he sees his adversaries. (See NAS)
Psalms 118:7 Yahweh is on my side among those who help me. Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me. (See NAS)
Ecclesiastes 2:24 There is nothing better for a man than taking meat and drink, and having delight in his work. This again I saw was from the hand of God. (See NIV)
Ecclesiastes 3:13 And for every man to take food and drink, and have joy in all his work, is a reward from God. (See NIV)
Ecclesiastes 5:18 This is what I have seen: it is good and fair for a man to take meat and drink and to have joy in all his work under the sun, all the days of his life which God has given him; that is his reward. (See NIV)
Malachi 2:13 And further ye do this: ye cover the altar of Jehovah with tears, with weeping, and with sighing, insomuch that he regardeth not the oblation any more, nor receiveth it with satisfaction at your hand. (DBY)