|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.
2. (a.) Alone; having no companion.
3. (a.) Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.
4. (a.) Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.
5. (a.) Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.
6. (a.) Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
7. (a.) Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.
8. (a.) Simple; not wise; weak; silly.
9. (v. t.) To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.
10. (v. t.) To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.
11. (v. t.) To take alone, or one by one.
12. (v. i.) To take the irregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot.
13. (n.) A unit; one; as, to score a single.
14. (n.) The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.
15. (n.) A handful of gleaned grain.
16. (n.) A game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural.
17. (n.) A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
sin'-g'-l: Matthew 6:22 parallel Luke 11:34: "If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness." "Single" and "evil" here represent haplouis, and poneros. Poneros elsewhere in the New Testament means "wicked"; haplous occurs only here in the New Testament, but is very common in ordinary Greek and always has the meaning "simple." But in view of the context, most commentators take haplous here as meaning "normal," "healthy," and poneros as "diseased," so rendering "Just as physical enlightenment depends on the condition of the eye, so does spiritual enlightenment depend on the condition of the heart." This is natural enough, but it is not satisfactory, as it gives to haplous a unique sense and to poneros a sense unique in the 73 New Testament examples of the word. Moreover, the same expression, "evil eye," is found also in Matthew 20:15 Mark 7:22, where it means "jealousy" or "covetousness." With poneros = "covetous" haplous would = "generous"; and this rendition gives excellent sense in Matthew, where the further context deals with love of money. Yet in Luke it is meaningless, where the context is of a different sort, a fact perhaps indicating that Luke has placed the saying in a bad context. Or the Greek translation of Christ's words used by Matthew and Luke may have taken the moral terms haplous and poneros to translate physical terms ("healthy" and "diseased"?) employed in the original Aramaic. The Sinaitic Syriac version of Luke 11:36 may perhaps contain a trace of an older rendering. See Julicher, Die Gleichnisreden Jesu, II, 98-108.
Burton Scott Easton
Single (65 Occurrences)
Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. (KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Matthew 6:27 Which of you by being over-anxious can add a single foot to his height? (WEY NAS NIV)
Matthew 12:11 "Which of you is there," He replied, "who, if he has but a single sheep and it falls into a hole on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? (WEY)
Matthew 23:15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel around by sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much of a son of Gehenna as yourselves. (See RSV NIV)
Matthew 26:40 Then He came to the disciples and found them asleep, and He said to Peter, "Alas, none of you could keep awake with me for even a single hour! (WEY)
Matthew 27:14 But He made no reply to a single accusation, so that the Governor was greatly astonished. (WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 8:14 Now they had forgotten to take bread, nor had they more than a single loaf with them in the boat; (WEY)
Mark 14:37 Then He came and found them asleep, and He said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Had you not strength to keep awake a single hour? (WEY)
Luke 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. (KJV ASV WBS)
Luke 12:25 Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height? (See NAS NIV)
Luke 17:22 Then, turning to His disciples, He said, "There will come a time when you will wish you could see a single one of the days of the Son of Man, but will not see one. (WEY)
Luke 20:40 From that time, however, no one ventured to challenge Him with a single question. (WEY)
John 12:24 In most solemn truth I tell you that unless the grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains what it was--a single grain; but that if it dies, it yields a rich harvest. (WEY NIV)
Acts 7:5 But he gave him no inheritance in it, no, not a single square yard of ground. And yet He promised to bestow the land as a permanent possession on him and his posterity after him--and promised this at a time when Abraham was childless. (WEY)
Acts 19:34 But when they perceived that he was a Jew, all with one voice for a time of about two hours cried out, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" (See NAS)
Acts 27:34 Therefore I beg you to take some food, for this is for your safety; for not a hair will perish from any of your heads." (See NIV)
Romans 5:18 It follows then that just as the result of a single transgression is a condemnation which extends to the whole race, so also the result of a single decree of righteousness is a life-giving acquittal which extends to the whole race. (WEY)
1 Corinthians 6:5 I say this to put you to shame. Has it come to this, that there does not exist among you a single wise man competent to decide between a man and his brother, (WEY)
1 Corinthians 7:8 But I say to the unmarried and to widows, it is good for them if they remain even as I am. (See RSV)
1 Corinthians 7:11 (but if she departs, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband not leave his wife. (See RSV)
1 Corinthians 10:8 Nor may we be fornicators, like some of them who committed fornication and on a single day 23,000 of them fell dead. (WEY RSV)
1 Corinthians 12:19 If they were all one member, where would the body be? (See RSV)
Galatians 5:14 For the entire Law has been obeyed when you have kept the single precept, which says, "You are to love your fellow man equally with yourself." (WEY NIV)
Hebrews 10:12 this Priest, on the contrary, after offering for sins a single sacrifice of perpetual efficacy, took His seat at God's right hand, (WEY RSV)
Hebrews 10:14 For by a single offering He has for ever completed the blessing for those whom He is setting free from sin. (WEY RSV)
Hebrews 12:16 lest there be a fornicator, or an ungodly person like Esau, who, in return for a single meal, parted with the birthright which belonged to him. (WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 9:13 The sixth angel blew his trumpet; and I heard a single voice speaking from among the horns of the golden incense altar which is in the presence of God. (WEY)
Revelation 18:8 "For this reason calamities shall come thick upon her on a single day--death and sorrow and famine--and she shall be burned to the ground. For strong is the Lord God who has judged her. (WEY RSV)
Revelation 18:21 Then a single angel of great strength took a stone which resembled a huge millstone, and hurled it into the sea, saying, "So shall Babylon, that great city, be violently hurled down and never again be found. (WEY)
Revelation 19:17 And I saw a single angel standing in the full light of the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds that flew across the sky, "Come and be present at God's great supper, (WEY)
Revelation 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each of them consisting of a single pearl. And the main street of the city was made of pure gold, resembling transparent glass. (WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they were in his eyes as single days, because he loved her. (DBY)
Genesis 41:5 He slept and dreamed a second time: and behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, healthy and good. (See NAS NIV)
Genesis 41:22 I saw in my dream, and behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, full and good: (See NAS NIV)
Exodus 10:19 Yahweh turned an exceeding strong west wind, which took up the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea. There remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt. (See RSV)
Exodus 12:46 In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry forth anything of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone of it. (See NAS)
Exodus 21:3 If he comes in by himself, he shall go out by himself. If he is married, then his wife shall go out with him. (See RSV)
Exodus 23:29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the animals of the field multiply against you. (See NAS NIV)
Exodus 26:24 They shall be double beneath, and in like manner they shall be entire to its top to one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners. (See NIV)
Exodus 33:5 Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell the children of Israel,'You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go up into your midst for one moment, I would consume you. Therefore now take off your jewelry from you, that I may know what to do to you.'" (See RSV)
Exodus 36:29 They were double beneath, and in like manner they were all the way to its top to one ring. He did thus to both of them in the two corners. (See NIV)
Exodus 37:22 Their buds and their branches were of one piece with it. The whole thing was one beaten work of pure gold. (See NAS)
Numbers 13:23 They came to the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bore it on a staff between two; they brought also of the pomegranates, and of the figs. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 16:15 And it is very displeasing to Moses, and he saith unto Jehovah, 'Turn not Thou unto their present; not one ass from them have I taken, nor have I afflicted one of them.' (See NAS)
Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth; at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall a matter be establishment (See NAS RSV)
Deuteronomy 29:21 Yahweh will set him apart to evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that is written in this book of the law. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 9:18 and you have risen up against my father's house this day, and have slain his sons, seventy persons, on one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his female servant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your brother); (See NIV)
1 Samuel 24:14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a single flea. (DBY NAS)
1 Samuel 26:20 Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of Jehovah: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a partridge in the mountains. (See JPS DBY NAS)
1 Kings 16:11 It happened, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he struck all the house of Baasha: he didn't leave him a single one who urinates on a wall, neither of his relatives, nor of his friends. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 18:24 How then can you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? (See RSV)
1 Chronicles 12:38 All these being men of war, who could order the battle array, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king. (See RSV)
Esther 3:13 Letters were sent by couriers into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to plunder their possessions. (See NIV)
Song of Songs 4:9 You have taken away my heart, my sister, my bride; you have taken away my heart, with one look you have taken it, with one chain of your neck! (See NAS)
Isaiah 9:14 For this cause the Lord took away from Israel head and tail, high and low, in one day. (See NAS NIV)
Isaiah 10:17 And the light of Israel will be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: wasting and burning up his thorns in one day. (See NAS NIV)
Isaiah 28:8 For all the tables are covered with coughed-up food, so that there is not a clean place. (See NAS)
Isaiah 36:9 How then may you put to shame the least of my master's servants? and you have put your hope in Egypt for war-carriages and horsemen: (See RSV)
Isaiah 47:9 But these two things will come on you suddenly in one day, the loss of children and of husband: in full measure they will come on you, for all your secret arts, and all your wonders. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 51:60 Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come on Babylon, even all these words that are written concerning Babylon. (See NAS)
Ezekiel 4:9 Take for yourself also wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make bread of it; according to the number of the days that you shall lie on your side, even three hundred ninety days, you shall eat of it. (See RSV)
Ezekiel 7:5 Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Evil, a single evil, lo, it hath come. (YLT)
Ezekiel 37:19 tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions; and I will put them with it, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in my hand. (See NIV)
Daniel 2:31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This image, which was mighty, and whose brightness was surpassing, stood before thee; and the appearance thereof was terrible. (See NAS)
Zechariah 3:9 For see, the stone which I have put before Joshua; on one stone are seven eyes: see, the design cut on it will be my work, says the Lord of armies, and I will take away the sin of that land in one day. (See RSV NIV)