|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To change the place of in any manner; to move.
2. (v. t.) To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate; as, to stir a pudding with a spoon.
3. (v. t.) To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
4. (v. t.) To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite.
5. (v. i.) To move; to change one's position.
6. (v. i.) To be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy one's self.
7. (v. i.) To become the object of notice; to be on foot.
8. (v. i.) To rise, or be up, in the morning.
9. (n.) The act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements.
10. (n.) Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar.
11. (n.) Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
STIR, STIR UP
stur: Used transitively and intransitively to indicate inner, concentrated movement; translates a number of Hebrew and Greek verbs, each of which has its different shade of meaning. Thus, e.g. in Psalm 39:2, we have `akhar, "to be troubled," "excited"; in Songs 2:7, `ur, "to awake," "disturb" (by the festal dances and songs). In 2 Timothy 1:6, it stands for Greek anazopureo, used of the resuscitation of a flame; in 2 Peter 1:13; 2 Peter 3:1, Greek diegeiro, "to awaken from sleep or stupor"; in Acts 21:27, Greek sugcheo, "to commingle," vividly portraying the confusion and tumult that resulted; in Acts 13:50, Greek parotruno, "to urge on"; Acts 17:13, Greek saleuo, "to shake to and fro."
Stir (57 Occurrences)
Luke 23:5 But they insisted, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee even to this place." (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 6:12 They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes, and came against him and seized him, and brought him in to the council, (Root in WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 12:18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers about what had become of Peter. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 14:2 But the disbelieving Jews stirred up and embittered the souls of the Gentiles against the brothers. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 19:23 About that time there arose no small stir concerning the Way. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 21:27 When the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the multitude and laid hands on him, (Root in WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 9:2 for I know your readiness, of which I boast on your behalf to them of Macedonia, that Achaia has been prepared for a year past. Your zeal has stirred up very many of them. (Root in WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Timothy 1:6 For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Hebrews 10:24 Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good works, (See RSV)
2 Peter 1:13 I think it right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you; (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
2 Peter 3:1 This is now, beloved, the second letter that I have written to you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by reminding you; (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Numbers 24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee. (KJV DBY)
Deuteronomy 2:9 and Jehovah saith unto me, Do not distress Moab, nor stir thyself up against them 'in' battle, for I do not give to thee of their land 'for' a possession; for to the sons of Lot I have given Ar 'for' a possession.' (YLT)
Deuteronomy 2:19 and thou hast come near over-against the sons of Ammon, thou dost not distress them, nor stir up thyself against them, for I do not give 'any' of the land of the sons of Ammon to thee 'for' a possession; for to the sons of Lot I have given it 'for' a possession. (YLT)
Deuteronomy 2:24 Rise ye, journey and pass over the brook Arnon; see, I have given into thy hand Sihon king of Heshbon, the Amorite, and his land; begin to possess, and stir up thyself against him 'in' battle. (YLT)
Deuteronomy 32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God. They have provoked me to anger with their vanities. I will move them to jealousy with those who are not a people. I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. (See RSV)
Judges 13:25 And the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him in Ma'haneh-dan, between Zorah and Esh'ta-ol. (DBY NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 5:24 It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then you shall stir yourself up; for then Yahweh has gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
2 Kings 14:10 Thou hast certainly smitten Edom, and thy heart hath lifted thee up; be honoured, and abide in thy house; and why dost thou stir thyself up in evil, that thou hast fallen, thou, and Judah with thee?' (YLT)
1 Chronicles 5:26 The God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath Pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river of Gozan, to this day. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 25:19 Thou hast said, Lo, I have smitten Edom; and thy heart hath lifted thee up to boast; now, abide in thy house, why dost thou stir thyself up in evil, that thou hast fallen, thou, and Judah with thee?' (YLT)
Nehemiah 4:8 and they conspired all of them together to come and fight against Jerusalem, and to cause confusion therein. (See NIV)
Job 17:8 Upright men shall be astonished at this. The innocent shall stir up himself against the godless. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Job 36:18 For let not wrath stir thee up against chastisements; Neither let the greatness of the ransom turn thee aside. (ASV)
Job 41:10 None is so fierce that he dare stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY RSV)
Psalms 35:23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 44:23 Stir up -- why dost Thou sleep, O Lord? Awake, cast us not off for ever. (YLT)
Psalms 59:4 Without punishment they run and prepare themselves, Stir up to meet me, and see. (YLT)
Psalms 78:38 But he, being merciful, forgave iniquity, and didn't destroy them. Yes, many times he turned his anger away, and didn't stir up all his wrath. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Psalms 80:2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might! Come to save us! (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Psalms 140:2 Who devise mischiefs in their heart; Continually do they gather themselves together for war. (See JPS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 29:8 Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger. (WEB NIV)
Song of Songs 2:7 I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Song of Songs 3:5 I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Song of Songs 8:4 I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Isaiah 9:11 Therefore Yahweh will set up on high against him the adversaries of Rezin, and will stir up his enemies, (WEB ASV RSV)
Isaiah 10:26 Yahweh of Armies will stir up a scourge against him, as in the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb. His rod will be over the sea, and he will lift it up like he did against Egypt. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY)
Isaiah 13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who will not value silver, and as for gold, they will not delight in it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 19:2 I will stir up the Egyptians against the Egyptians, and they will fight everyone against his brother, and everyone against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. (WEB ASV RSV NIV)
Isaiah 22:2 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, joyous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle. (Root in KJV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 32:14 For the palace shall be forsaken; the populous city shall be deserted; the hill and the watch-tower shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks; (See JPS)
Isaiah 42:13 Yahweh will go out like a mighty man. He will stir up zeal like a man of war. He will raise a war cry. Yes, he will shout aloud. He will triumph over his enemies. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 50:9 For, behold, I will stir up and cause to come up against Babylon a company of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her; from there she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of an expert mighty man; none shall return in vain. (WEB JPS ASV YLT RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 51:1 Thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am stirring up against Babylon, And the inhabitants of Leb -- My withstanders, A destroying wind, (Root in YLT RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 23:22 Therefore, O Aholibah, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am stirring up thy lovers against thee, From whom thy soul hath been alienated, And have brought them in against thee from round about. (Root in YLT NIV)
Daniel 11:2 Now will I show you the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and when he has grown strong through his riches, he shall stir up all against the realm of Greece. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Daniel 11:10 But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress. (Root in KJV JPS DBY WBS YLT)
Daniel 11:25 He shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall war in battle with an exceeding great and mighty army; but he shall not stand; for they shall devise devices against him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 7:4 They are all adulterers. They are burning like an oven that the baker stops stirring, from the kneading of the dough, until it is leavened. (Root in WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joel 3:7 Behold, I will stir them up out of the place where you have sold them, and will return your repayment on your own head; (WEB JPS ASV YLT RSV)
Joel 3:9 Proclaim this among the nations: "Prepare for war! Stir up the mighty men. Let all the warriors draw near. Let them come up. (WEB JPS ASV YLT RSV)
Amos 6:14 For, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, house of Israel," says Yahweh, the God of Armies; "and they will afflict you from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of the Arabah." (See NIV)
Habakkuk 2:19 Wo 'to' him who is saying to wood, 'Awake,' 'Stir up,' to a dumb stone, It a teacher! lo, it is overlaid -- gold and silver, And there is no spirit in its midst. (YLT)
Haggai 1:14 Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of Yahweh of Armies, their God, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 4:1 And the messenger who is speaking with me doth turn back, and stir me up as one who is stirred up out of his sleep, (YLT)
Zechariah 9:13 For indeed I bend Judah as a bow for me. I have filled the bow with Ephraim; and I will stir up your sons, Zion, against your sons, Greece, and will make you like the sword of a mighty man. (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS)