|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The act of coming upon, or taking, unawares; the act of seizing unexpectedly; surprisal; as, the fort was taken by surprise.
2. (n.) The state of being surprised, or taken unawares, by some act or event which could not reasonably be foreseen; emotion excited by what is sudden and strange; a suddenly excited feeling of wonder or astonishment.
3. (n.) Anything that causes such a state or emotion.
4. (n.) A dish covered with a crust of raised paste, but with no other contents.
5. (n.) To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack.
6. (n.) To strike with wonder, astonishment, or confusion, by something sudden, unexpected, or remarkable; to confound; as, his conduct surprised me.
7. (n.) To lead (one) to do suddenly and without forethought; to bring (one) into some unexpected state; -- with into; as, to be surprised into an indiscretion; to be surprised into generosity.
8. (n.) To hold possession of; to hold.
Surprise (27 Occurrences)
Luke 11:38 Now the Pharisee saw to his surprise that He did not wash His hands before breakfasting. (WEY BBE NAS NIV)
Acts 3:10 And they saw that it was the man who made requests for money at the door of the Temple, and they were full of wonder and surprise at what had taken place. (BBE)
Acts 3:12 And when Peter saw it he said to the people, You men of Israel, why are you so greatly surprised at this man? or why are you looking at us as if by our power or virtue we had given him the use of his legs? (Root in BBE NIV)
Acts 8:9 But there was a certain man named Simon, who in the past had been a wonder-worker and a cause of surprise to the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was a great man: (BBE)
Acts 8:13 And Simon himself had faith and, having had baptism, he went with Philip and, seeing the signs and the great wonders which he did, he was full of surprise. (BBE)
1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that daylight should surprise you like a thief; (WEY RSV NIV)
Joshua 8:2 And you are to do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king: but their goods and their cattle you may take for yourselves: let a secret force be stationed to make a surprise attack on the town from the back. (BBE)
Joshua 8:12 And taking about five thousand men, he put them in position for a surprise attack on the west side of Ai, between Beth-el and Ai. (BBE)
Joshua 8:21 And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the town had been taken by the surprise attack, and that the smoke of the town had gone up, turning round they overcame the men of Ai. (BBE)
Joshua 10:9 Joshua therefore came on them suddenly. He went up from Gilgal all night. (See NIV)
Judges 9:34 So Abimelech and the people with him got up by night, in four bands, to make a surprise attack on Shechem. (BBE)
Judges 20:29 So Israel put men secretly all round Gibeah to make a surprise attack on it. (BBE)
Judges 20:33 So all the men of Israel got up and put themselves in fighting order at Baal-tamar: and those who had been waiting secretly to make a surprise attack came rushing out of their place on the west of Geba. (BBE)
Judges 20:36 So the children of Benjamin saw that they were overcome: and the men of Israel had given way before Benjamin, putting their faith in the watchers who were to make the surprise attack on Gibeah. (BBE)
Judges 20:38 Now the sign fixed between the men of Israel and those making the surprise attack was that when they made a pillar of smoke go up from the town, (BBE)
2 Chronicles 13:13 But Jeroboam had put some of his men to make a surprise attack on them from the back, so some were facing Judah and others were stationed secretly at their back. (BBE)
2 Chronicles 20:22 And at the first notes of song and praise the Lord sent a surprise attack against the children of Ammon and Moab and the people of Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were overcome. (BBE)
Psalms 35:8 Let destruction come on him unawares. Let his net that he has hidden catch himself. Let him fall into that destruction. (See NIV)
Psalms 55:15 Let death come suddenly on them. Let them go down alive into Sheol. For wickedness is in their dwelling, in the midst of them. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 18:16 Making their land a thing of wonder, causing sounds of surprise for ever; everyone who goes by will be overcome with wonder, shaking his head. (BBE)
Jeremiah 19:8 And I will make this town a thing of wonder and a cause of surprise; everyone who goes by will be overcome with wonder and make sounds of surprise, because of all its troubles. (BBE)
Jeremiah 25:9 See, I will send and take all the families of the north, says the Lord, and Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, my servant, and make them come against this land, and against its people, and against all these nations on every side; and I will give them up to complete destruction, and make them a cause of fear and surprise and a waste place for ever. (BBE)
Jeremiah 25:18 Jerusalem and the towns of Judah and their kings and their princes, to make them a waste place, a cause of fear and surprise and a curse, as it is this day; (BBE)
Jeremiah 29:18 I will go after them, attacking them with the sword and with need of food and with disease, and will make them a cause of fear to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse and a wonder and a surprise and a name of shame among all the nations where I have sent them: (BBE)
Jeremiah 51:12 Let the flag be lifted up against the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, put the watchmen in their places, make ready a surprise attack: for it is the Lord's purpose, and he has done what he said about the people of Babylon. (BBE)
Jeremiah 51:37 And Babylon will become a mass of broken walls, a hole for jackals, a cause of wonder and surprise, without a living man in it. (BBE)
Ezekiel 27:36 Those who do business among the peoples make sounds of surprise at you; you have become a thing of fear, you have come to an end for ever. (BBE)