|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A seat of any kind.
2. (n.) A bench; especially, a bench with a high back.
3. (n.) A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.
4. (n.) To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like.
5. (n.) To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister.
6. (n.) To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.
7. (n.) To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; -- said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee.
8. (n.) To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; -- said of the ground, of roads, and the like; as, clear weather settles the roads.
9. (n.) To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it.
10. (n.) To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from uncertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance.
11. (n.) To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.
12. (n.) To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.
13. (n.) Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill.
14. (n.) To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.
15. (v. i.) To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state.
16. (v. i.) To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.
17. (v. i.) To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.
18. (v. i.) To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.
19. (v. i.) To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring.
20. (v. i.) To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.
21. (v. i.) To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reservoir.
22. (v. i.) To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.
23. (v. i.) To become calm; to cease from agitation.
24. (v. i.) To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.
25. (v. i.) To make a jointure for a wife.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
set'-'-l (`azarah): For this word in Ezekiel 43:14, 17, 20; Ezekiel 45:19, the American Standard Revised Version and the English Revised Version margin substitute more correctly "ledge."
The Hebrew language has 8 words which are thus translated: yashabh, nachath, `amadh, shaqat, tabha`, natsabh, maqom, qapha'. Now the meaning is to settle down, to cause to occur (Ezekiel 36:11 the King James Version; 1 Chronicles 17:14); then it denotes fixedness (2 Kings 8:11 Psalm 119:89 Proverbs 8:25); again it points to a condition of absolute quiescence, as the settlings on the lees (Jeremiah 48:11); and in still another place it means packing solidly together (Psalm 65:10). In the New Testament the words hedraios, themelioo, and tithemi, have been translated "settle." the Revised Version (British and American) in 1 Peter 5:10 has translated "establish," and the context unquestionably points to the idea of a fixed establishment in the faith. In Luke 21:14 the word translated "settle" evidently points to a fixed determination.
Henry E. Dosker
Settle (63 Occurrences)
Matthew 18:23 "For this reason the Kingdom of the Heavens may be compared to a king who determined to have a settlement of accounts with his servants. (Root in WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 18:24 But as soon as he began the settlement, one was brought before him who owed 10,000 talents, (Root in WEY NAS NIV)
Luke 12:58 For when you are going with your adversary before the magistrate, try diligently on the way to be released from him, lest perhaps he drag you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison. (See NAS RSV)
Luke 21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts not to meditate beforehand how to answer, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 18:15 but if they are questions about words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves. For I don't want to be a judge of these matters." (See NIV)
Colossians 3:15 and let the peace which Christ gives settle all questionings in your hearts, to which peace indeed you were called as belonging to His one Body; and be thankful. (WEY)
2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now those who are that way, we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. (See NIV)
1 Peter 5:10 But may the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. (WEB KJV WBS YLT)
Genesis 20:15 And Abimelech said: 'Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.' (See NAS)
Genesis 25:18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria. He abode over against all his brethren. (See JPS DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 34:16 then will we give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people. (See NIV)
Genesis 34:23 Won't their livestock and their possessions and all their animals be ours? Only let us give our consent to them, and they will dwell with us." (See NIV)
Genesis 35:1 God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel, and live there. Make there an altar to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother." (See NIV)
Genesis 46:34 that you shall say,'Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we, and our fathers:' that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians." (See NIV)
Genesis 47:4 They said to Pharaoh, "We have come to live as foreigners in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants' flocks. For the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now therefore, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen." (See NIV)
Genesis 47:6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land settle thy father and thy brethren: let them dwell in the land of Goshen. And if thou knowest men of activity among them, then set them as overseers of cattle over what I have. (DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 26:32 I will bring the land into desolation; and your enemies that dwell therein will be astonished at it. (See NAS RSV)
Numbers 14:30 surely you shall not come into the land, concerning which I swore that I would make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. (See NAS)
Numbers 33:53 and you shall take possession of the land, and dwell therein; for I have given given the land to you to possess it. (See RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 8:12 lest, when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, and lived therein; (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 12:10 But when ye go over the Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God causeth you to inherit, and He giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety; (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 19:1 When Yahweh your God shall cut off the nations, whose land Yahweh your God gives you, and you succeed them, and dwell in their cities, and in their houses; (See NAS NIV)
Deuteronomy 29:20 Yahweh will not pardon him, but then the anger of Yahweh and his jealousy will smoke against that man, and all the curse that is written in this book shall lie on him, and Yahweh will blot out his name from under the sky. (See RSV)
Judges 18:1 In those days there was no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance to dwell in; for to that day their inheritance had not fallen to them among the tribes of Israel. (See NIV)
Ruth 3:18 Then she said, "Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will fall; for the man will not rest, until he has finished the thing this day." (See NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 25:24 Gedaliah swore to them and to their men, and said to them, "Don't be afraid because of the servants of the Chaldeans. Dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you." (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 17:14 but I will settle him in my house and in my kingdom forever. His throne shall be established forever."'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
2 Chronicles 19:8 Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites and the priests, and of the heads of the fathers' houses of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD, and for controversies. And they returned to Jerusalem. (See NIV)
Ezra 10:10 And Ezra the priest riseth, and saith unto them, 'Ye -- ye have trespassed, and ye settle strange women, to add to the guilt of Israel; (YLT)
Nehemiah 13:27 And to you do we hearken to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God, to settle strange women?' (YLT)
Job 3:5 Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own. Let a cloud dwell on it. Let all that makes black the day terrify it. (See NAS NIV)
Psalms 65:10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof. (Root in KJV ASV WBS NAS)
Psalms 69:35 For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah. They shall settle there, and own it. (WEB NIV)
Psalms 107:4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way. They found no city to live in. (See NIV)
Psalms 107:7 And causeth them to tread in a right way, To go unto a city of habitation. (See NIV)
Psalms 107:36 And He causeth the hungry to dwell there, And they prepare a city of habitation. (See NIV)
Psalms 139:9 If I take the wings of the dawn, and settle in the uttermost parts of the sea; (WEB NIV)
Isaiah 2:4 And he will be the judge between the nations, and the peoples will be ruled by his decisions: and their swords will be turned into plough-blades, and their spears into vine-knives: no longer will the nations be turning their swords against one another, and the knowledge of war will be gone for ever. (See NIV)
Isaiah 7:19 and they shall come and settle all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and on all thorn-bushes, and on all the pastures. (DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 8:10 Settle a plan, and it shall come to nought; speak a word, and it shall not stand: for ?God is with us. (DBY)
Isaiah 14:1 For the LORD will have compassion on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land; and the stranger shall join himself with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. (See NAS NIV)
Isaiah 23:7 Is this the town which was full of joy, whose start goes back to times long past, whose wanderings took her into far-off countries? (See RSV NIV)
Isaiah 34:14 The wild animals of the desert will meet with the wolves, and the wild goat will cry to his fellow. Yes, the night creature shall settle there, and shall find herself a place of rest. (WEB ASV DBY NAS)
Isaiah 54:3 For I will make wide your limits on the right hand and on the left; and your seed will take the nations for a heritage, and make the waste towns full of people. (See NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 29:5 Build houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 29:28 because he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, The captivity is long: build houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them? (See NIV)
Jeremiah 40:9 Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan swore to them and to their men, saying, Don't be afraid to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 42:15 And now, therefore, hear ye a word of Jehovah, O remnant of Judah: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: If ye really set your faces to enter Egypt, and have gone in to sojourn there, (See NIV)
Jeremiah 42:17 Thus are all the men who have set their faces to enter Egypt to sojourn there; they die -- by sword, by hunger, and by pestilence, and there is not to them a remnant and an escaped one, because of the evil that I am bringing in upon them; (See NIV)
Jeremiah 42:22 Now therefore know certainly that you shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the place where you desire to go to sojourn there. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 43:2 then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, You speak falsely: Yahweh our God has not sent you to say, You shall not go into Egypt to sojourn there; (See NIV)
Jeremiah 44:12 and I have taken the remnant of Judah, who have set their faces to enter the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they have all been consumed in the land of Egypt; they fall by sword, by famine they are consumed, from the least even unto the greatest, by sword and by famine they die, and they have been for an execration, for an astonishment, and for a reviling, and for a reproach. (See NIV)
Ezekiel 32:4 I will leave you on the land, I will cast you forth on the open field, and will cause all the birds of the sky to settle on you, and I will satisfy the animals of the whole earth with you. (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 32:14 Then will I make their waters clear, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord Jehovah. (See JPS NAS NIV)
Ezekiel 36:11 And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD. (KJV WBS NIV)
Ezekiel 37:14 I will put my Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land: and you shall know that I, Yahweh, have spoken it and performed it, says Yahweh. (See NIV)
Ezekiel 43:14 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four cubits, and the breadth one cubit. (KJV JPS DBY WBS)
Ezekiel 43:17 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look toward the east. (KJV JPS DBY WBS)
Ezekiel 43:20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and upon the border round about: thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it. (KJV JPS DBY WBS)
Ezekiel 45:19 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court. (KJV JPS DBY WBS)
Hosea 11:11 They will come trembling like a bird out of Egypt, and like a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will settle them in their houses," says Yahweh. (WEB NAS NIV)
Micah 4:3 and he will judge between many peoples, and will decide concerning strong nations afar off. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war any more. (See NIV)
Nahum 3:17 Your guards are like the locusts, and your officials like the swarms of locusts, which settle on the walls on a cold day, but when the sun appears, they flee away, and their place is not known where they are. (WEB WBS NIV)