|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v.) To use frugally or stintingly, as that which is scarce or valuable; to retain or keep unused; to save.
2. (v.) To keep to one's self; to forbear to impart or give.
3. (v.) To preserve from danger or punishment; to forbear to punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy to.
4. (v.) To save or gain, as by frugality; to reserve, as from some occupation, use, or duty.
5. (v.) To deprive one's self of, as by being frugal; to do without; to dispense with; to give up; to part with.
6. (v. i.) To be frugal; not to be profuse; to live frugally; to be parsimonious.
7. (v. i.) To refrain from inflicting harm; to use mercy or forbearance.
8. (v. i.) To desist; to stop; to refrain.
9. (v. t.) Scanty; not abundant or plentiful; as, a spare diet.
10. (v. t.) Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; chary.
11. (v. t.) Being over and above what is necessary, or what must be used or reserved; not wanted, or not used; superfluous; as, I have no spare time.
12. (v. t.) Held in reserve, to be used in an emergency; as, a spare anchor; a spare bed or room.
13. (v. t.) Lean; wanting flesh; meager; thin; gaunt.
14. (v. t.) Slow.
15. (n.) The act of sparing; moderation; restraint.
16. (n.) Parsimony; frugal use.
17. (n.) An opening in a petticoat or gown; a placket.
18. (n.) That which has not been used or expended.
19. (n.) The right of bowling again at a full set of pins, after having knocked all the pins down in less than three bowls. If all the pins are knocked down in one bowl it is a double spare; in two bowls, a single spare.
Spare (80 Occurrences)
Mark 12:44 for they have all contributed out of what they could well spare, but she out of her need has thrown in all she possessed--all she had to live on." (WEY)
Luke 15:17 But when he came to himself he said,'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger! (WEB KJV ASV WBS RSV NIV)
Luke 21:4 For from what they could well spare they have all of them contributed to the offerings, but she in her need has thrown in all she had to live on." (WEY)
Acts 20:29 I know that, when I am gone, cruel wolves will come among you and will not spare the flock; (WEY NIV)
Acts 27:19 and, on the third day, with their own hands they threw the ship's spare gear overboard. (WEY)
Acts 27:43 But the centurion, desiring to save Paul, stopped them from their purpose, and commanded that those who could swim should throw themselves overboard first to go toward the land; (See NIV)
Romans 8:32 He who didn't spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how would he not also with him freely give us all things? (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 11:21 for if God didn't spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 7:28 But if you marry, you have not sinned. If a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Yet such will have oppression in the flesh, and I want to spare you. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 1:23 But I call God for a witness to my soul, that I didn't come to Corinth to spare you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 13:2 I have said beforehand, and I do say beforehand, as when I was present the second time, so now, being absent, I write to those who have sinned before now, and to all the rest, that, if I come again, I will not spare; (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Philippians 2:27 For indeed he was sick, nearly to death, but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow on sorrow. (See NIV)
2 Peter 2:4 For if God didn't spare angels when they sinned, but cast them down to Tartarus, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Peter 2:5 and didn't spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood on the world of the ungodly; (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 18:24 What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it? (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 18:26 Yahweh said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake." (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 31:18 But all the girls, who have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. (See NAS)
Deuteronomy 7:16 And thou shalt consume all the peoples that Jehovah thy God will give up unto thee; thine eye shall not spare them, and thou shalt not serve their gods; for that would be a snare unto thee. (DBY)
Deuteronomy 13:8 you shall not consent to him, nor listen to him; neither shall your eye pity him, neither shall you spare, neither shall you conceal him: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 19:13 Thine eye shall not spare him; and thou shalt put away innocent blood from Israel, that it may be well with thee. (DBY)
Deuteronomy 19:21 And thine eye shall not spare: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. (DBY)
Deuteronomy 25:12 thou shalt cut off her hand; thine eye shall not spare. (DBY YLT)
Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven. (KJV WBS)
Joshua 2:13 and that you will save alive my father, my mother, my brothers, and my sisters, and all that they have, and will deliver our lives from death." (See NAS NIV)
Joshua 22:22 The God of gods -- Jehovah, the God of gods -- Jehovah, He is knowing, and Israel, he doth know, if in rebellion, and if in trespass against Jehovah (Thou dost not save us this day!) (See RSV NIV)
Judges 6:4 and they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, until you come to Gaza, and left no sustenance in Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor donkey. (See NIV)
1 Samuel 15:3 Now go and strike Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and don't spare them; but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 21:2 The king called the Gibeonites, and said to them (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn to them: and Saul sought to kill them in his zeal for the children of Israel and Judah); (See RSV NIV)
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. (See NIV)
1 Kings 20:31 His servants said to him, "See now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings. Please let us put sackcloth on our bodies, and ropes on our heads, and go out to the king of Israel. Maybe he will save your life." (See RSV NIV)
2 Kings 4:43 And his attendant said, How shall I set this before a hundred men? And he said, Give the people that they may eat; for thus saith Jehovah: They shall eat, and shall have to spare. (DBY)
2 Kings 7:4 If we say,'We will enter into the city,' then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. If we sit still here, we also die. Now therefore come, and let us surrender to the army of the Syrians. If they save us alive, we will live; and if they kill us, we will only die." (See NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 31:10 Azariah the chief priest, of the house of Zadok, answered him and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of Yahweh, we have eaten and had enough, and have left plenty: for Yahweh has blessed his people; and that which is left is this great store. (See NIV)
Nehemiah 13:22 I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember to me, my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of your loving kindness. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Esther 4:11 "All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, know, that whoever, whether man or woman, comes to the king into the inner court without being called, there is one law for him, that he be put to death, except those to whom the king might hold out the golden scepter, that he may live. I have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days." (See NIV)
Esther 7:3 Then Esther the queen answered, "If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request. (See NIV)
Job 2:6 Yahweh said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your hand. Only spare his life." (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Job 6:10 Be it still my consolation, yes, let me exult in pain that doesn't spare, that I have not denied the words of the Holy One. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Job 16:13 His archers surround me. He splits my kidneys apart, and does not spare. He pours out my gall on the ground. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Job 20:13 though he spare it, and will not let it go, but keep it still within his mouth; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Job 27:22 For it hurls at him, and does not spare, as he flees away from his hand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Job 30:10 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Job 33:24 then God is gracious to him, and says,'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.' (See NIV)
Psalms 39:13 Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go away, and exist no more." (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
Psalms 59:5 You, Yahweh God of Armies, the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish the nations. Show no mercy to the wicked traitors. Selah. (See RSV)
Psalms 72:13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. (KJV WBS)
Psalms 78:50 He made a path for his anger. He didn't spare their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 119:88 Preserve my life according to your loving kindness, so I will obey the statutes of your mouth. (See RSV)
Proverbs 6:34 For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won't spare in the day of vengeance. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Proverbs 19:18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. (KJV WBS)
Proverbs 20:13 Do not be a lover of sleep, or you will become poor: keep your eyes open, and you will have bread enough. (See NIV)
Isaiah 9:19 Through the wrath of Yahweh of Armies, the land is burnt up; and the people are the fuel for the fire. No one spares his brother. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 13:18 Their bows will dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb. Their eyes will not spare children. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Isaiah 30:14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit. (KJV WBS YLT)
Isaiah 31:5 Like birds with outstretched wings, so will the Lord of armies be a cover to Jerusalem; he will be a cover and salvation for it, going over it he will keep it from danger. (See RSV)
Isaiah 47:3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and will spare no man." (WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 54:2 "Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations; don't spare: lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Isaiah 58:1 "Cry aloud, don't spare, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and declare to my people their disobedience, and to the house of Jacob their sins. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Jeremiah 13:14 I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, says Yahweh: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have compassion, that I should not destroy them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 21:7 Afterward, says Yahweh, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, even such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those who seek their life: and he shall strike them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have mercy. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 50:14 Set yourselves in array against Babylon all around, all you who bend the bow; shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she has sinned against Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 50:20 In those days, and in that time, says Yahweh, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I leave as a remnant. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 51:3 Against him who bends let the archer bend his bow, and against him who lifts himself up in his coat of mail: and don't spare her young men; utterly destroy all her army. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 5:11 Therefore, as I live, says the Lord Yahweh, surely, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable things, and with all your abominations, therefore will I also diminish you; neither shall my eye spare, and I also will have no pity. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 6:8 Yet will I leave a remnant, in that you shall have some that escape the sword among the nations, when you shall be scattered through the countries. (See NIV)
Ezekiel 7:4 My eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity; but I will bring your ways on you, and your abominations shall be in the midst of you: and you shall know that I am Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 7:9 My eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will bring on you according to your ways; and your abominations shall be in the midst of you; and you shall know that I, Yahweh, do strike. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 8:18 Therefore will I also deal in wrath; my eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity; and though they cry in my ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 9:5 To the others he said in my hearing, Go through the city after him, and strike: don't let your eye spare, neither have pity; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 9:10 As for me also, my eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will bring their way on their head. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 12:16 But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the nations where they come; and they shall know that I am Yahweh. (See NAS NIV)
Ezekiel 24:14 I, Yahweh, have spoken it: it shall happen, and I will do it: I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to your ways, and according to your doings, shall they judge you, says the Lord Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Daniel 5:19 and because of the greatness that he gave him, all the peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him: whom he would he killed, and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he raised up, and whom he would he put down. (See NAS NIV)
Joel 2:17 Let the priests, the ministers of Yahweh, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, "Spare your people, Yahweh, and don't give your heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples,'Where is their God?'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Amos 7:8 Yahweh said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said, "Behold, I will set a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel. I will not again pass by them any more. (See NAS NIV)
Amos 8:2 He said, "Amos, what do you see?" I said, "A basket of summer fruit." Then Yahweh said to me, "The end has come on my people Israel. I will not again pass by them any more. (See NAS NIV)
Jonah 4:11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more then sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle? (KJV WBS)
Habakkuk 1:17 Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations? (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Zechariah 11:5 Their buyers slaughter them, and go unpunished. Those who sell them say,'Blessed be Yahweh, for I am rich;' and their own shepherds don't pity them. (See NIV)
Malachi 3:17 They shall be mine," says Yahweh of Armies, "my own possession in the day that I make, and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)