|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To bring under; to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion; to vanquish.
2. (v. t.) To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush.
3. (v. t.) To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever.
4. (v. t.) To render submissive; to bring under command; to reduce to mildness or obedience; to tame; as, to subdue a stubborn child; to subdue the temper or passions.
5. (v. t.) To overcome, as by persuasion or other mild means; as, to subdue opposition by argument or entreaties.
6. (v. t.) To reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears.
7. (v. t.) To make mellow; to break, as land; also, to destroy, as weeds.
8. (v. t.) To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors.
Subdue (26 Occurrences)
Mark 5:4 because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been torn asunder by him, and the fetters were shattered; and no one was able to subdue him. (DBY NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 9:27 but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected. (See RSV)
Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. (KJV DBY WBS)
Hebrews 11:33 who, through faith subdued kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, (Root in WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
James 3:8 and the tongue no one of men is able to subdue, 'it is' an unruly evil, full of deadly poison, (YLT)
Genesis 1:28 God blessed them. God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 24:24 But ships shall come from the coast of Kittim. They shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber. He also shall come to destruction." (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 9:3 Know therefore this day, that Yahweh your God is he who goes over before you as a devouring fire; he will destroy them, and he will bring them down before you: so you shall drive them out, and make them to perish quickly, as Yahweh has spoken to you. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 16:5 And the lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her, "Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him, that we may bind him to subdue him; and we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver." (DBY RSV NIV)
Judges 16:6 And Deli'lah said to Samson, "Please tell me wherein your great strength lies, and how you might be bound, that one could subdue you." (DBY RSV NIV)
Judges 16:19 She made him sleep on her knees; and she called for a man, and shaved off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. (See NIV)
2 Samuel 22:40 For you have armed me with strength for the battle. You have subdued under me those who rose up against me. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
1 Chronicles 17:10 and from the day that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel; and I will subdue all your enemies. Moreover I tell you that Yahweh will build you a house. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 28:10 and now, sons of Judah and Jerusalem ye are saying to subdue for men-servants and for maid-servants to you; but are there not with you causes of guilt before Jehovah your God? (YLT)
Nehemiah 9:24 So the children went in and possessed the land, and you subdued before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gave them into their hands, with their kings, and the peoples of the land, that they might do with them as they would. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 7:8 And the king hath turned back out of the garden of the house unto the house of the banquet of wine, and Haman is falling on the couch on which Esther 'is', and the king saith, 'Also to subdue the queen with me in the house?' the word hath gone out from the mouth of the king, and the face of Haman they have covered. (YLT)
Psalms 18:39 For you have girded me with strength to the battle. You have subdued under me those who rose up against me. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Psalms 47:3 He subdues nations under us, and peoples under our feet. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 74:8 They said in their heart, "We will crush them completely." They have burned up all the places in the land where God was worshiped. (See NAS RSV)
Psalms 81:14 I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 45:1 Thus says Yahweh to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him, and strip kings of their armor; to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 34:11 and they turn afterwards, and cause the men-servants and the maid-servants to return, whom they had sent forth free, and they subdue them for men-servants and for maid-servants. (YLT)
Jeremiah 34:16 And -- ye turn back, and pollute My name, and ye cause each his man-servant and each his maid-servant, whom he had sent forth free, (at their pleasure,) to return, and ye subdue them to be to you for men-servants and for maid-servants. (YLT)
Daniel 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. (KJV DBY WBS NAS NIV)
Micah 7:19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. (KJV JPS WBS YLT)
Zechariah 9:15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners of the altar. (KJV WBS YLT)