|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. i.) Moving a great distance in a short time; moving with celerity or velocity; fleet; rapid; quick; speedy; prompt.
2. (v. i.) of short continuance; passing away quickly.
3. (adv.) Swiftly.
4. (n.) The current of a stream.
5. (n.) Any one of numerous species of small, long-winged, insectivorous birds of the family Micropodidae. In form and habits the swifts resemble swallows, but they are destitute of complex vocal muscles and are not singing birds, but belong to a widely different group allied to the humming birds.
6. (n.) Any one of several species of lizards, as the pine lizard.
7. (n.) The ghost moth. See under Ghost.
8. (n.) A reel, or turning instrument, for winding yarn, thread, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural.
9. (n.) The main card cylinder of a flax-carding machine.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(kirkaroth (Isaiah 66:20)): the King James Version and the English Revised Version "swift beasts," the English Revised Version margin and the American Standard Revised Version "dromedaries." In Micah 1:13 (rekhesh) a horse is meant, the Revised Version (British and American) "swift steed."
See CAMEL; HORSE.
Swift (35 Occurrences)
Romans 3:15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
James 1:19 So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Peter 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, as false teachers will also be among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 28:49 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; (KJV WBS RSV)
2 Samuel 2:18 And there were three sons of Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel. Now Asahel was swift of foot, as one of the gazelles that are in the field. (DBY NAS RSV)
1 Kings 4:28 Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds brought they to the place where the officers were, every man according to his duty. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV)
1 Chronicles 12:8 Of the Gadites there separated themselves to David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes on the mountains; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 8:10 He wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by courier on horseback, riding on royal horses that were bread from swift steeds. (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
Esther 8:14 So the posts that rode upon swift steeds that were used in the king's service went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment; and the decree was given out in Shushan the palace. (See JPS ASV RSV)
Job 9:26 They have passed away as the swift ships, as the eagle that swoops on the prey. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Job 24:18 He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Job 26:13 By his Spirit the heavens are garnished. His hand has pierced the swift serpent. (WEB ASV)
Job 39:5 "Who has set the wild donkey free? Or who has loosened the bonds of the swift donkey, (WEB ASV NAS RSV)
Proverbs 1:16 For their feet are running after evil, and they are quick to take a man's life. (See NIV)
Proverbs 6:18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 5:26 He will lift up a banner to the nations from far, and he will whistle for them from the end of the earth. Behold, they will come speedily and swiftly. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 8:1 And the Lord said to me, Take a great writing-board, and on it put down in common letters, Maher-shalal-hash-baz; (See NAS)
Isaiah 16:5 A throne will be established in loving kindness. One will sit on it in truth, in the tent of David, judging, seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness. (WEB ASV RSV)
Isaiah 18:2 that sends ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of papyrus on the waters, saying, "Go, you swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, to a people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land the rivers divide!" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt: "Behold, Yahweh rides on a swift cloud, and comes to Egypt. The idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence; and the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 30:16 but you said, "No, for we will flee on horses;" therefore you will flee; and, "We will ride on the swift;" therefore those who pursue you will be swift. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 38:14 I make cries like a bird; I give out sounds of grief like a dove: my eyes are looking up with desire; O Lord, I am crushed, take up my cause. (See NIV)
Isaiah 59:7 Their feet go quickly to evil, and they take delight in the death of the upright; their thoughts are thoughts of sin; wasting and destruction are in their ways. (See NIV)
Isaiah 66:20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. (KJV JPS WBS)
Jeremiah 2:23 How can you say, I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals? see your way in the valley, know what you have done: you are a swift dromedary traversing her ways; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 8:7 Truly, the stork in the heavens is conscious of her fixed times; the dove and the swallow and the crane keep to the times of their coming; but my people have no knowledge of the law of the Lord. (See NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 46:6 Don't let the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; in the north by the river Euphrates have they stumbled and fallen. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 30:9 In that day shall messengers go forth from before me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid; and there shall be anguish on them, as in the day of Egypt; for, behold, it comes. (See RSV)
Daniel 9:21 yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening offering. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Amos 2:14 Flight will perish from the swift; and the strong won't strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Amos 2:15 neither shall he stand who handles the bow; and he who is swift of foot won't escape; neither shall he who rides the horse deliver himself; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Micah 1:13 Harness the chariot to the swift steed, inhabitant of Lachish. She was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Zion; For the transgressions of Israel were found in you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Habakkuk 1:8 Their horses also are swifter than leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves. Their horsemen press proudly on. Yes, their horsemen come from afar. They fly as an eagle that hurries to devour. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Malachi 3:5 I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and don't fear me," says Yahweh of Armies. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)