Table Of Unusual And Archaic KJV Words Study No. 232

 

Biblical

Version

Modern Meaning

Where Found

Biblical Version

Modern Meaning

Where Found

Agone

Ago

I Samuel 30:13

Foxes

Jackals

Judges 15:4

Anon

Immediately

Matthew 13:20

Fray

Scare

Jeremiah 7:33

Apothecary

Perfumer

Exodus 37:29

Garnished

Set in order

Mat. 12:44

Assayed

Attempted

I Samuel 17:39

Habergeon

Coat of mail

Exodus 39:23

Bestowed

Stationed

I Kings 10:26

Hale

Drag

Luke 12:58

Bonnets

Turbans

Exodus 28:40

Haply

Perhaps

Mark 11:13

Borrow

Ask

Exodus 3:22

Harnessed

In ranks

Exodus 13:18

Bruit

Rumor

Jeremiah 10:22

Hasting

Desiring

II Peter 3:12

Carriage

Baggage

I Samuel 17:22

Holpen

Helped

Isaiah 31:3

Champaign

Plain

Deut. 11:30

Hosen

Upper Garments

Daniel 3:21

Charge

Imposts

I Kings 11:28

Host

Camp

Judges 7:10

Coast

Districts

Deut. 16:4

Inn

Lodging Place

Exodus 4:24

Coulter

Spade

I Samuel 13:20

Kick

Spurn

I Sam. 2:29

Covereth his feet

Going to the bathroom

Judges 3:24

Kine

Heifers

Genesis 41:2

Cracknels

Cakes

I Kings 14:3

Knops

Knobs

I Kings 6:18

Crisping pin

Purse

Isaiah 3:22

Laud

Celebrate

Romans 15:11

Cruse

Jug

I Samuel 26:11

Leasing

Falsehood

Psalm 4:2

Cursed

Reviled

I Kings 2:8

Let

Hinder

Exodus 5:4

Daysman

Umpire

Job 9:33

Listed

Chose

John 3:8

Do you to wit

Make known to you

II Cor. 8:1

Mammon

Riches

Mat. 6:24

Ear

Till

Isaiah 30:24

Meat

Wheat

Leviticus 2:1

Eschewed

Avoided

Job 1:1

Melt

Dismayed

II Sam. 17:10

Biblical

Version

Modern Meaning

Where Found

Biblical Version

Modern Meaning

Where Found

Mortify

To kill

Romans 8:13

Sheets

Shirts

Judges 14:13

Passion

Suffering

Acts 1:3

Shoes

Sandals

Exodus 3:5

Pate

Crown

Psalm 7:16

Sons of Belial

Worthless or evil men

I Samuel 2:12

Pavilions

Booths

I Kings 20:12

Sore

Greatly

I Sam. 17:24

Perfect

Sincere

Job 1:1

Spoilers

Foragers

I Sam. 13:17

Person

Substance

Hebrews 1:3

Taches

Clasps

Exodus 35:11

Polls

One by One

Numbers 1:2

Tale

Number

Exodus 5:8

Prevent

Receive

Job 3:12

Tower

Secret Place

II Kings 5:24

Princes

Chief Officers

I Kings 4:2

Trow

Think

Luke 17:9

Publicans

Tax Collector

Matthew 5:46

Unction

Anointing

I John 2:20

Quick

Living

Acts 10:42

Unworthily

Irreverently

I Cor. 11:29

Rereward

Rearward

Joshua 6:9

Whit

Thing

I Samuel 3:18

Sanctifieth

Expiate

Hebrews 2:11

Whoring

Astray

Exodus 34:15

Secret parts

Private parts

I Samuel 5:9

Wimples

Shawls

Isaiah 3:22

Seethe

Boil

Exodus 34:26

Wist

Knew

Exodus 34:29

Seven

Many

I Samuel 2:5

Wont

Used to, in the habit of

Exodus 21:29

 

Adapted from: A Handbook of Bible Law, 1991 by Charles A. Weisman, p. 141. Used by permission. View the book at www.giveshare.org/BibleLaw/lawhandbook, or order a printed copy for a suggested donation of $8.00 from Giving & Sharing, PO Box 100, Neck City, MO 64849.

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