|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A large, strong rope, employed to support a mast, by being extended from the head of one mast down to some other, or to some part of the vessel. Those which lead forward are called fore-and-aft stays; those which lead to the vessel's side are called backstays.
2. (v. i.) To stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to hold up; to support.
3. (v. i.) To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.
4. (v. i.) To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist successfully.
5. (v. i.) To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold.
6. (v. i.) To hinder/; to delay; to detain; to keep back.
7. (v. i.) To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.
8. (v. i.) To cause to cease; to put an end to.
9. (v. i.) To fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler.
10. (v. i.) To tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of the vessel shall be presented to the wind.
11. (v. i.) To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still.
12. (v. i.) To continue in a state.
13. (v. i.) To wait; to attend; to forbear to act.
14. (v. i.) To dwell; to tarry; to linger.
15. (v. i.) To rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist.
16. (v. i.) To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed.
17. (v. i.) To hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays well.
18. (v. i.) To change tack; as a ship.
19. (n.) That which serves as a prop; a support.
20. (n.) A corset stiffened with whalebone or other material, worn by women, and rarely by men.
21. (n.) Continuance in a place; abode for a space of time; sojourn; as, you make a short stay in this city.
22. (n.) Cessation of motion or progression; stand; stop.
23. (n.) Hindrance; let; check.
24. (n.) Restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.
25. (n.) Strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts together, or stiffen them.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
sta: Is derived from two distinct forms. From one derivation it has the meaning "to stand" and so "to continue in one place" (Genesis 8:10 Leviticus 13:23, 28, etc.), "to forbear to act" (Ruth 1:13), "to rest," "to be trustful" (King James Version, the English Revised Version Isaiah 10:20; see below). Transitively it means "to cause to stay," "to hinder" (Daniel 4:35, etc.), and "stay" as a noun means "cessation of progress" (Leviticus 13:5, 37), "sojourn." From the second derivation the verb means "to support" (Exodus 17:12 1 Kings 22:35 Songs 2:5), while the noun means "a support" (1 Kings 10:19 Isaiah 3:1, etc.). the American Standard Revised Version has judged obsolete "stay on" in the sense "trust in," and for "stay" has substituted "lean" in Isaiah 10:20 and "rely" in 30:12; 31:01:00; 50:10, although "stay themselves upon" (= "support themselves by") has been kept in 48:2. Otherwise the Revised Version (British and American) has made few alterations. But such as have been made ("tarry ye" for "stay yourselves" in Isaiah 29:9 and the American Standard Revised Version "restrain" for "stay" in Job 37:4) could have been carried farther with advantage.
Burton Scott Easton
Stay (221 Occurrences)
Matthew 2:13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him." (WEB NIV)
Matthew 10:11 Into whatever city or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy; and stay there until you go on. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 17:17 Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me." (See NIV)
Matthew 24:18 nor let him who is outside the city stay to pick up his outer garment. (WEY)
Matthew 26:38 Then he said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch with me." (WEB NIV)
Mark 3:9 He spoke to his disciples that a little boat should stay near him because of the crowd, so that they wouldn't press on him. (WEB)
Mark 6:10 He said to them, "Wherever you enter into a house, stay there until you depart from there. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 9:19 He answered him, "Unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to me." (See NIV)
Mark 13:34 "It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch. (See NAS)
Mark 14:34 He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch." (WEB NIV)
Luke 9:4 Into whatever house you enter, stay there, and depart from there. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 9:41 Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here." (See NIV)
Luke 10:7 And in that same house stay, eating and drinking at their table; for the labourer deserves his wages. Do not move from one house to another. (WEY NAS NIV)
Luke 19:5 When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and saw him, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house." (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 24:29 They urged him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is almost evening, and the day is almost over." He went in to stay with them. (WEB WEY DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 24:49 Behold, I send forth the promise of my Father on you. But wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high." (See NAS RSV NIV)
John 2:12 After this, he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, his brothers, and his disciples; and they stayed there a few days. (Root in WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
John 3:22 After these things, Jesus came with his disciples into the land of Judea. He stayed there with them, and baptized. (Root in WEB WEY)
John 4:40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they begged him to stay with them. He stayed there two days. (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
John 12:46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness. (See NIV)
John 21:22 Jesus said to him, "If I desire that he stay until I come, what is that to you? You follow me." (WEB)
John 21:23 This saying therefore went out among the brothers, that this disciple wouldn't die. Yet Jesus didn't say to him that he wouldn't die, but, "If I desire that he stay until I come, what is that to you?" (WEB)
Acts 5:38 Now I tell you, withdraw from these men, and leave them alone. For if this counsel or this work is of men, it will be overthrown. (See NAS)
Acts 7:19 The same took advantage of our race, and mistreated our fathers, and forced them to throw out their babies, so that they wouldn't stay alive. (WEB)
Acts 8:29 The Spirit said to Philip, "Go near, and join yourself to this chariot." (See NIV)
Acts 10:48 He commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay some days. (WEB DBY NAS NIV)
Acts 13:17 The God of this people chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they stayed as aliens in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm, he led them out of it. (Root in WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 16:15 When she and her household were baptized, she begged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and stay." So she persuaded us. (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 18:20 When they asked him to stay with them a longer time, he declined; (WEB NAS RSV)
Acts 18:23 And having stayed there some time, he went forth, passing in order through the country of Galatia and Phrygia, establishing all the disciples. (Root in DBY YLT)
Acts 19:1 During the stay of Apollos in Corinth, Paul, after passing through the inland districts, came to Ephesus, where he found a few disciples. (WEY)
Acts 20:3 having made also three months' 'stay' -- a counsel of the Jews having been against him -- being about to set forth to Syria, there came 'to him' a resolution of returning through Macedonia. (YLT NIV)
Acts 21:10 As we stayed there some days, a certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. (Root in WEB WEY DBY NAS RSV)
Acts 21:16 Some of the disciples from Caesarea also went with us, bringing one Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we would stay. (WEB NIV)
Acts 25:6 When he had stayed among them more than ten days, he went down to Caesarea, and on the next day he sat on the judgment seat, and commanded Paul to be brought. (Root in WEB WEY RSV)
Acts 25:14 As he stayed there many days, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, "There is a certain man left a prisoner by Felix; (Root in WEB WEY RSV)
Acts 27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, "Unless these stay in the ship, you can't be saved." (WEB RSV NIV)
Acts 28:14 where we found brothers, and were entreated to stay with them for seven days. So we came to Rome. (WEB DBY NAS RSV)
Acts 28:16 When we entered into Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard, but Paul was allowed to stay by himself with the soldier who guarded him. (WEB NAS RSV)
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 NIV)
1 Corinthians 7:20 Let each man stay in that calling in which he was called. (WEB)
1 Corinthians 7:24 Brothers, let each man, in whatever condition he was called, stay in that condition with God. (WEB)
1 Corinthians 16:6 But with you it may be that I will stay, or even winter, that you may send me on my journey wherever I go. (WEB WEY DBY NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 16:7 For I do not wish to see you now in passing, but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits. (WEB)
1 Corinthians 16:8 But I will stay at Ephesus until Pentecost, (WEB RSV NIV)
Philippians 1:22 But since to live means a longer stay on earth, that implies more labour for me--and not unsuccessful labour; and which I am to choose I cannot tell. (WEY)
1 Timothy 1:3 As I urged you when I was going into Macedonia, stay at Ephesus that you might command certain men not to teach a different doctrine, (WEB NIV)
1 Peter 1:17 And if you address as your Father Him who judges impartially in accordance with each man's actions, then spend in fear the time of your stay here on earth, (WEY NAS)
Genesis 13:6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together; for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. (See NIV)
Genesis 18:5 and I will fetch a morsel of bread, and strengthen ye your heart; after that ye shall pass on: forasmuch as ye are come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. (See JPS)
Genesis 19:2 and he said, "See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night." (WEB)
Genesis 19:17 It came to pass, when they had taken them out, that he said, "Escape for your life! Don't look behind you, and don't stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be consumed!" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Genesis 19:30 Lot went up out of Zoar, and lived in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to live in Zoar. He lived in a cave with his two daughters. (See NAS NIV)
Genesis 22:5 Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go yonder. We will worship, and come back to you." (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 24:55 Her brother and her mother said, "Let the young lady stay with us a few days, at least ten. After that she will go." (WEB NAS)
Genesis 26:2 Yahweh appeared to him, and said, "Don't go down into Egypt. Live in the land I will tell you about. (See NAS)
Genesis 27:44 Stay with him a few days, until your brother's fury turns away; (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 29:19 Laban said, "It is better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man. Stay with me." (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 30:27 Laban said to him, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, stay here, for I have divined that Yahweh has blessed me for your sake." (WEB NAS NIV)
Genesis 38:1 It happened at that time, that Judah went down from his brothers, and visited a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. (See NIV)
Genesis 42:19 If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses. (See NIV)
Genesis 44:33 Now therefore, please let your servant stay instead of the boy, a bondservant to my lord; and let the boy go up with his brothers. (WEB DBY)
Genesis 45:9 Haste, and go up unto my father, then ye have said to him, Thus said Joseph thy son, God hath set me for lord to all Egypt; come down unto me, stay not, (YLT)
Exodus 2:21 Moses was content to dwell with the man. He gave Moses Zipporah, his daughter. (See NIV)
Exodus 9:28 Pray to Yahweh; for there has been enough of mighty thunderings and hail. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 10:24 Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, "Go, serve Yahweh. Only let your flocks and your herds stay behind. Let your little ones also go with you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Exodus 16:29 Behold, because Yahweh has given you the Sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days. Everyone stay in his place. Let no one go out of his place on the seventh day." (WEB NIV)
Exodus 22:30 You shall do likewise with your cattle and with your sheep. Seven days it shall be with its mother, then on the eighth day you shall give it to me. (See NIV)
Exodus 24:12 Yahweh said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain, and stay here, and I will give you the tables of stone with the law and the commands that I have written, that you may teach them." (WEB NIV)
Exodus 33:9 It happened, when Moses entered into the Tent, that the pillar of cloud descended, stood at the door of the Tent, and spoke with Moses. (See NIV)
Leviticus 8:35 You shall stay at the door of the Tent of Meeting day and night seven days, and keep Yahweh's command, that you don't die: for so I am commanded." (WEB NIV)
Leviticus 13:5 And the priest shall look on him the seventh day: and, behold, if the plague in his sight be at a stay, and the plague spread not in the skin; then the priest shall shut him up seven days more: (KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Leviticus 13:23 But if the bright spot stays in its place, and hasn't spread, it is the scar from the boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Leviticus 13:28 If the bright spot stays in its place, and hasn't spread in the skin, but is faded, it is the swelling from the burn, and the priest shall pronounce him clean; for it is the scar from the burn. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Leviticus 13:37 But if the scall be in his sight at a stay, and that there is black hair grown up therein; the scall is healed, he is clean: and the priest shall pronounce him clean. (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Leviticus 14:8 "He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and bathe himself in water; and he shall be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, but shall dwell outside his tent seven days. (See NAS NIV)
Numbers 9:8 And Moses said unto them, Stay ye, that I may hear what Jehovah will command concerning you. (See JPS ASV DBY)
Numbers 22:19 Now therefore, please wait also here this night, that I may know what Yahweh will speak to me more." (See NAS NIV)
Numbers 23:3 And Balaam said unto Balak: 'Stand by thy burnt-offering, and I will go; peradventure the LORD will come to meet me; and whatsoever He showeth me I will tell thee.' And he went to a bare height. (See NIV)
Numbers 23:15 And he said unto Balak: 'Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I go toward a meeting yonder.' (See NIV)
Numbers 31:19 "Encamp outside of the camp seven days: whoever has killed any person, and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves on the third day and on the seventh day, you and your captives. (See NIV)
Numbers 35:25 and the congregation shall deliver the manslayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge, where he was fled: and he shall dwell therein until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil. (See NIV)
Numbers 35:28 because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return into the land of his possession. (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 2:27 "Let me pass through your land: I will go along by the highway, I will turn neither to the right hand nor to the left. (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 3:19 But your wives, and your little ones, and your livestock, (I know that you have much livestock), shall abide in your cities which I have given you, (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 23:10 If there is among you any man who is not clean by reason of that which happens him by night, then shall he go outside of the camp. He shall not come within the camp: (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 24:5 When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out in the army, neither shall he be assigned any business: he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife whom he has taken. (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 32:36 For Jehovah will judge his people, And repent himself for his servants; When he seeth that their power is gone, And there is none remaining , shut up or left at large. (See JPS)
Joshua 1:14 your wives, your infants, and your substance, abide in the land which Moses hath given to you beyond the Jordan, and ye -- ye pass over by fifties, before your brethren, all the mighty ones of valour, and have helped them, (See NIV)
Joshua 4:3 and command ye them, saying, Take up for you from this 'place', from the midst of the Jordan, from the established standing-place of the feet of the priests, twelve stones, and ye have removed them over with you, and placed them in the lodging-place in which ye lodge to-night.' (See NIV)
Joshua 7:7 Joshua said, "Alas, Lord Yahweh, why have you brought this people over the Jordan at all, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to cause us to perish? I wish that we had been content and lived beyond the Jordan! (See NIV)
Joshua 10:19 but don't stay. Pursue your enemies, and them from the rear. Don't allow them to enter into their cities; for Yahweh your God has delivered them into your hand." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Joshua 18:5 and they have divided it into seven portions -- Judah doth stay by its border on the south, and the house of Joseph do stay by their border on the north -- (YLT NAS)
Judges 3:25 And they stay till confounded, and lo, he is not opening the doors of the upper chamber, and they take the key, and open, and lo, their lord is fallen to the earth -- dead. (YLT)
Judges 5:17 Gilead stayed beyond the Jordan; and Dan, why did he abide with the ships? Asher sat still at the coast of the sea, settling down by his landings. (Root in DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 6:18 Do not depart from here, I pray thee, until I come to thee, and bring out my present, and set it before thee." And he said, "I will stay till you return." (DBY RSV)
Judges 13:15 Manoah said to the angel of Yahweh, "I pray you, let us detain you, that we may make a young goat ready for you." (See NIV)
Judges 17:8 The man departed out of the city, out of Bethlehem Judah, to sojourn where he could find a place, and he came to the hill country of Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he traveled. (See NAS NIV)
Judges 17:9 Micah said to him, "Where did you come from?" He said to him, "I am a Levite of Bethlehem Judah, and I am looking for a place to live." (See NAS NIV)
Judges 17:10 And Micah said to him, "Stay with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and I will give you ten pieces of silver a year, and a suit of apparel, and your living." (DBY RSV)