|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (superl.) Not easily bent; not flexible or pliant; not limber or flaccid; rigid; firm; as, stiff wood, paper, joints.
2. (superl.) Not liquid or fluid; thick and tenacious; inspissated; neither soft nor hard; as, the paste is stiff.
3. (superl.) Firm; strong; violent; difficult to oppose; as, a stiff gale or breeze.
4. (superl.) Not easily subdued; unyielding; stubborn; obstinate; pertinacious; as, a stiff adversary.
5. (superl.) Not natural and easy; formal; constrained; affected; starched; as, stiff behavior; a stiff style.
6. (superl.) Harsh; disagreeable; severe; hard to bear.
7. (superl.) Bearing a press of canvas without careening much; as, a stiff vessel; -- opposed to crank.
8. (superl.) Very large, strong, or costly; powerful; as, a stiff charge; a stiff price.
Stiff (23 Occurrences)
Jude 1:15 to do judgment against all, and to convict all their impious ones, concerning all their works of impiety that they did impiously, and concerning all the stiff things that speak against Him did impious sinners.' (YLT)
Exodus 14:25 And made the wheels of their war-carriages stiff, so that they had hard work driving them: so the Egyptians said, Let us go in flight from before the face of Israel, for the Lord is fighting for them against the Egyptians. (BBE)
Deuteronomy 9:6 Know therefore, that Yahweh your God doesn't give you this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiff-necked people. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Deuteronomy 9:13 Furthermore Yahweh spoke to me, saying, "I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS NIV)
Deuteronomy 31:27 For I know your rebellion, and your stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, you have been rebellious against Yahweh; and how much more after my death? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Judges 2:19 And it hath come to pass, at the death of the judge -- they turn back and have done corruptly above their fathers, to go after other gods, to serve them, and to bow themselves to them; they have not fallen from their doings, and from their stiff way. (YLT)
2 Samuel 23:10 He was with David and went on fighting the Philistines till his hand became tired and stiff from gripping his sword: and that day the Lord gave a great salvation, and the people came back after him only to take the goods of the Philistines. (BBE)
2 Chronicles 36:13 He also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart against turning to Yahweh, the God of Israel. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 9:16 But they and our fathers, in their pride, made their necks stiff, and gave no attention to your orders, (BBE RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 9:17 And would not do them, and gave no thought to the wonders you had done among them; but made their necks stiff, and turning away from you, made a captain over themselves to take them back to their prison in Egypt: but you are a God of forgiveness, full of grace and pity, slow to wrath and great in mercy, and you did not give them up. (BBE RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 9:29 And gave witness against them so that you might make them come back again to your law: but their hearts were lifted up, and they gave no attention to your orders and went against your decisions (which, if a man keeps them, will be life to him), and turning their backs on you, made their necks stiff and did not give ear. (BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Job 4:15 And a breath was moving over my face; the hair of my flesh became stiff: (BBE)
Job 15:26 he runs at him with a stiff neck, with the thick shields of his bucklers; (WEB JPS ASV)
Job 33:19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, And with continual strife in his bones; (See JPS)
Job 40:17 He moves his tail like a cedar. The sinews of his thighs are knit together. (See RSV)
Psalms 75:5 Don't lift up your horn on high. Don't speak with a stiff neck." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall. (BBE)
Jeremiah 7:26 yet they didn't listen to me, nor inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff: they did worse than their fathers. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 10:5 As a palm they 'are' stiff, and they speak not, They are surely borne, for they step not, Be not afraid of them, for they do no evil, Yea, also to do good is not in them. (YLT)
Jeremiah 17:23 But they didn't listen, neither turn their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, and might not receive instruction. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 19:15 Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, Behold, I will bring on this city and on all its towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it; because they have made their neck stiff, that they may not hear my words. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 3:7 But the house of Israel will not listen to you; for they will not listen to me: for all the house of Israel are of hard forehead and of a stiff heart. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY)