|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The condition or quality of being secure; secureness.
2. (n.) Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power of safety; hence, assurance; certainty.
3. (n.) Hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness.
4. (n.) Freedom from risk; safety.
5. (n.) That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense.
6. (n.) Something given, deposited, or pledged, to make certain the fulfillment of an obligation, the performance of a contract, the payment of a debt, or the like; surety; pledge.
7. (n.) One who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation.
8. (n.) An evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
se-kur', se-ku'-ri-ti: The word baTach and its derivatives in Hebrew point to security, either real or imaginary. Thus we read of a host that "was secure" (Judges 8:11) and of those "that provoke God (and) are secure" (Job 12:6); but also of a security that rests in hope and is safe (Job 11:18). The New Testament words (poieo amerimnous), used in Matthew 28:14 (the King James Version "secure you"), guarantee the safety of the soldiers, who witnessed against themselves, in the telling of the story of the disappearance of the body of Christ.
Securely is used in the sense of "trustful," "not anticipating danger" (Proverbs 3:29 Micah 2:8; Ecclesiasticus 4:15).
The word (hikanon, translated security (Acts 17:9), may stand either for a guaranty of good behavior exacted from, or for some form of punishment inflicted on, Jason and his followers by the rulers of Thessalonica.
Henry E. Dosker
Security (41 Occurrences)
Acts 5:23 saying, We found the prison shut with all security, and the keepers standing at the doors; but when we had opened them, within we found no one. (DBY)
Acts 17:9 When they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they are saying, "Peace and safety," then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way escape. (See RSV)
Leviticus 6:2 "If anyone sins, and commits a trespass against Yahweh, and deals falsely with his neighbor in a matter of deposit, or of bargain, or of robbery, or has oppressed his neighbor, (See NAS RSV)
Deuteronomy 12:10 But when you go over the Jordan, and dwell in the land which Yahweh your God causes you to inherit, and he gives you rest from all your enemies around you, so that you dwell in safety; (See NAS)
Deuteronomy 24:6 No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he takes a man's life to pledge. (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 33:12 Of Benjamin he said, "The beloved of Yahweh shall dwell in safety by him. He covers him all the day long. He dwells between his shoulders." (See NAS)
Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel dwells in safety; the fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine. Yes, his heavens drop down dew. (See NAS)
Judges 18:7 Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people who were therein, how they lived in security, after the manner of the Sidonians, quiet and secure; for there was none in the land, possessing authority, that might put them to shame in anything, and they were far from the Sidonians, and had no dealings with any man. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Ruth 3:1 Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you? (See NAS)
1 Samuel 12:11 Yahweh sent Jerubbaal, and Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side; and you lived in safety. (See NAS)
2 Kings 20:19 Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of Yahweh which you have spoken is good." He said moreover, "Isn't it so, if peace and truth shall be in my days?" (See RSV NIV)
Job 17:3 "Now give a pledge, be collateral for me with yourself. Who is there who will strike hands with me? (See NIV)
Job 18:14 He shall be rooted out of his tent where he trusts. He shall be brought to the king of terrors. (See NAS NIV)
Job 22:6 For you have taken pledges from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing. (See NIV)
Job 24:23 God gives them security, and they rest in it. His eyes are on their ways. (WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Job 31:24 "If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold,'You are my confidence;' (See NIV)
Psalms 30:6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, I shall never be moved. (See JPS)
Psalms 37:3 Trust in Yahweh, and do good. Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture. (See RSV)
Psalms 122:7 May peace be inside your walls, and wealth in your noble houses. (See RSV NIV)
Proverbs 1:32 For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them. (YLT)
Proverbs 6:1 My son, if you have made yourself responsible for your neighbour, or given your word for another, (See NIV)
Proverbs 11:15 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; but he that hateth them that strike hands is secure. (See NIV)
Proverbs 17:18 A man without sense gives his hand in an agreement, and makes himself responsible before his neighbour. (See NIV)
Proverbs 20:16 Take a man's clothing if he makes himself responsible for a strange man, and get an undertaking from him who gives his word for strange men. (See NIV)
Proverbs 22:26 Be not one of those who give their hands in an agreement, or of those who make themselves responsible for debts: (See NIV)
Proverbs 27:13 Take a man's clothing if he makes himself responsible for a strange man, and get an undertaking from him who gives his word for strange men. (See NIV)
Isaiah 14:30 And the poorest of the land will have food, and those in need will be given a safe resting-place: but your seed will come to an end for need of food, and the rest of you will be put to the sword. (See NAS)
Isaiah 26:1 In that day will this song be made in the land of Judah: We have a strong town; he will make salvation our walls and towers. (See NAS)
Isaiah 38:14 I chattered like a swallow or a crane. I moaned like a dove. My eyes weaken looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed. Be my security." (WEB NAS RSV)
Isaiah 39:8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the Lord which you have said. And he said in his heart, There will be peace and quiet in my days. (See RSV NIV)
Isaiah 47:8 Now therefore hear this, thou that art given to pleasures, that sittest securely, that sayest in thy heart: 'I am, and there is none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children'; (See NIV)
Jeremiah 12:5 If thou hast run with footmen, and they have wearied thee, how wilt thou then contend with horses? And if in a land of peace thou thinkest thyself in security, how wilt thou then do in the swelling of the Jordan? (DBY)
Jeremiah 30:10 Therefore don't you be afraid, O Jacob my servant, says Yahweh; neither be dismayed, Israel: for, behold, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be quiet and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 33:6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them; and I will reveal to them abundance of peace and truth. (See RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 46:27 But don't you be afraid, Jacob my servant, neither be dismayed, Israel: for, behold, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be quiet and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. (See NIV)
Daniel 8:25 Through his policy he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in their security shall he destroy many: he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. (WEB JPS ASV)
Daniel 11:21 In his place shall stand up a contemptible person, to whom they had not given the honor of the kingdom: but he shall come in time of security, and shall obtain the kingdom by flatteries. (WEB JPS ASV)
Daniel 11:24 In time of security shall he come even on the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them prey, and spoil, and substance: yes, he shall devise his devices against the strongholds, even for a time. (WEB JPS ASV)
Zephaniah 2:15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelt in security, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none else beside me: how is she become a desolation, a couching-place for beasts! Every one that passeth by her shall hiss, shall wave his hand. (DBY WBS)
Zechariah 14:11 Men will dwell therein, and there will be no more curse; but Jerusalem will dwell safely. (See NAS RSV)