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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means.

2. (a.) Straightforward; not of crooked ways, or swerving from truth and openness; sincere; outspoken.

3. (a.) Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.

4. (a.) In the line of descent; not collateral; as, a descendant in the direct line.

5. (a.) In the direction of the general planetary motion, or from west to east; in the order of the signs; not retrograde; -- said of the motion of a celestial body.

6. (v. t.) To arrange in a direct or straight line, as against a mark, or towards a goal; to point; to aim; as, to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance.

7. (v. t.) To point out or show to (any one), as the direct or right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as, he directed me to the left-hand road.

8. (v. t.) To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain end; to regulate; to govern; as, to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army.

9. (v. t.) To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, he directed them to go.

10. (v. t.) To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, to direct a letter.

11. (v. i.) To give direction; to point out a course; to act as guide.

12. (n.) A character, thus [/], placed at the end of a staff on the line or space of the first note of the next staff, to apprise the performer of its situation.

3329. metago -- to turn about, to direct
... to turn about, to direct. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: metago Phonetic
Spelling: (met-ag'-o) Short Definition: I turn about, change the position of ...
// - 6k

2720. kateuthuno -- to make straight
... to make straight. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kateuthuno Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-yoo-thoo'-no) Short Definition: I make straight, direct Definition: ( ...
// - 7k

4929. suntasso -- to arrange (together)
... arrange (together). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: suntasso Phonetic Spelling:
(soon-tas-so) Short Definition: I arrange with, direct, appoint Definition ...
// - 6k

3717. orthos -- straight, upright
... Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: orthos Phonetic Spelling: (or-thos')
Short Definition: upright, straight Definition: upright, straight, direct. ...
// - 7k

816. atenizo -- to look fixedly, gaze
... to look fixedly, gaze. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: atenizo Phonetic Spelling:
(at-en-id'-zo) Short Definition: I direct my gaze, look steadily ...
// - 7k

2753. keleuo -- to command
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: keleuo Phonetic Spelling: (kel-yoo'-o) Short
Definition: I command, order Definition: I command, order, direct, bid. ...
// - 6k

3853. paraggello -- to transmit a message, to order
... from para and aggello Definition to transmit a message, to order NASB Word Usage
charge (1), command (4), commanded (4), commanding (1), direct (1), directed (2 ...
// - 9k

4996. sophronos -- with sound mind
... Accordingly, there is a direct connection of faith ("God's inworked ") and
4996 ("being safe-minded") in Tit 2:10-12. See 4998 (). ...
// - 7k

4160. poieo -- to make, do
... Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide
application, more or less direct) -- abide, + agree, appoint, X avenge ...
// - 14k

1537. ek -- from, from out of
... A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds),
from, out (of place, time, or cause; literal or figurative; direct or remote ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
3559. kun -- to be firm
... carried (1), certain (2), certainty (1), confirm (2), confirmed (1), consider (1),
could (1), counted (1), definitely (1), determined (1), direct (3), direct ...
/hebrew/3559.htm - 7k

3787. kasher -- to be advantageous, proper, or suitable, to ...
... root Definition to be advantageous, proper, or suitable, to succeed NASB Word Usage
giving success (1), proper (1), succeed (1). direct, be right, prosper. ...
/hebrew/3787.htm - 6k

3474. yashar -- to be smooth, straight, or right
... direct, fit, seem good meet, please will, be esteem, go right on, bring look,
make,. A primitive root; to be straight or even; figuratively ...
/hebrew/3474.htm - 6k

6186. arak -- to arrange or set in order
... set the battle, array, compare, direct, equal, esteem, estimate, expert
in war, A primitive root; to set in a row, ie Arrange, put ...
/hebrew/6186.htm - 5k

8281. sharah -- to let loose
... root Definition to let loose NASB Word Usage lets it loose (1), set you free (1).
direct. A primitive root; to free -- direct. 8280, 8281. sharah. 8282 . ...
/hebrew/8281.htm - 5k

5414. nathan -- to give, put, set
... 1), contribute (1), cried (1), dedicated (1), defeat (1), deliver (26), delivered
(26), delivers (3), designate (1), designated (1), direct (1), display (1 ...
/hebrew/5414.htm - 9k

995. bin -- to discern
... attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel,.
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish ...
/hebrew/995.htm - 7k

3384. yarah -- to throw, shoot
... archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, show, shoot,. Or (2 Chr.
26:15) yara; {yaw-raw'}; a primitive root; properly, to flow ...
/hebrew/3384.htm - 6k

1777. din -- to judge
... Sail direct. Or (Gen. 6:3) duwn {doon}; a primitive roy a straight course, ie Sail
direct -- (come) with a straight course. 1776, 1777. din. 1778 . ...
/hebrew/1777.htm - 6k

8505. takan -- to regulate, measure, estimate
... bear up, direct, be unequal, mete, ponder, tell, weigh. ... Estimate, test) -- bear up,
direct, be ((un-))equal, mete, ponder, tell, weigh. 8504, 8505. ...
/hebrew/8505.htm - 6k


Of the Direct Historical Evidence of Christianity, and Wherein it ...
/.../paley/evidences of christianity/of the direct historical evidence.htm

Direct Predictions by the Spirit.
... Chapter XXXIX."Direct predictions by the Spirit. And when the Spirit
of prophecy speaks as predicting things that are to come ...
/.../justin/the first apology of justin/chapter xxxix direct predictions by the.htm

From Examples Tertullian Passes to Direct Dogmatic Teachings He ...
... Chapter IX."From Examples Tertullian Passes to Direct Dogmatic Teachings
He Begins with the Lord's Teaching. But grant that these ...
/.../tertullian/on monogamy/chapter ix from examples tertullian passes.htm

Wherefore Let us Direct Our Discourse to a Second Witness. ...
... Piece IV. Wherefore let us direct our discourse to a second witness.?
Wherefore let us direct our discourse to a second witness. ...
/.../the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/piece iv wherefore let us.htm

Distinction Between Exterior and Interior Actions --Those of the ...
/.../chapter xvii distinction between exterior.htm

May 16. "It is not in Man that Walketh to Direct his Steps" (Jer. ...
... MAY 16. "It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps" (Jer. x. 23). "It is
not in man that walketh to direct his steps" (Jeremiah 10:23). ...
/...// of heaven upon earth /may 16 it is not.htm

What Rule Hath God Given to Direct us How we May Glorify and Enjoy ...
... Question 2: What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and
enjoy Him? A2: The Word of God, which is contained in the ...
/.../anonymous/the westminster shorter catechism/question 2 0 what rule hath.htm

Are Both Word and Sacraments, Then, Ordained and Appointed for ...
... Lord's Day 25 Question 67 Are both word and sacraments, then, ordained and appointed
for this end, that they may direct our faith to the sacrifice of Jesus ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 67 are both word.htm

Now if any one Says that we Need not Direct Men How or What...
... Book 4 Chapter 33. Now if any one says that we need not direct men how
or what? 33. Now if any one says that we need not direct ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 33 now if any.htm

That the Son is Eternal and Increate. These Attributes, Being the ...
... Chapter II. Chapter IV."That the Son is Eternal and Increate. These attributes,
being the points in dispute, are first proved by direct texts of Scripture. ...
/.../select works and letters or athanasius/chapter iv that the son is.htm

Direct (58 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or
shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means. ...
/d/direct.htm - 24k

Address (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (v.) To aim; to direct. ... 5. (v.) To direct, as words
(to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. ...
/a/address.htm - 10k

Refer (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To direct to another place for information. ... 6. (vi) To carry the mind or
thought; to direct attention; as, the preacher referred to the late election. ...
/r/refer.htm - 8k

Level (31 Occurrences)
... 12. (a.) Straightforward; direct; clear; open. 13. ... 17. (vt) To bring to a horizontal
position, as a gun; hence, to point in taking aim; to aim; to direct. 18. ...
/l/level.htm - 19k

Command (442 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To order with authority; to lay injunction upon;
to direct; to bid; to charge. ... 5. (vt) To direct to come; to bestow. ...
/c/command.htm - 36k

Aim (17 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which propels as missile,
towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox ...
/a/aim.htm - 12k

... 1. Outside of Palestine: Much direct information concerning ancient Palestine,
absolutely essential to the success of modern exploration in that land, has come ...
/e/exploration.htm - 38k

Lead (192 Occurrences)
... by going with or going in advance of. Hence, figuratively: To direct; to counsel;
to instruct; as, to lead a traveler; to lead a pupil. 11. ...
/l/lead.htm - 42k

Look (1874 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes
toward an object; to observe with the eyes while keeping them directed ...
/l/look.htm - 12k

Guide (89 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot;
as, to guide a traveler. 3. (vt) To regulate and manage ...
/g/guide.htm - 37k

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Direct (58 Occurrences)

Matthew 13:30
Leave both to grow together until the harvest, and at harvest-time I will direct the reapers, Collect the darnel first, and make it up into bundles to burn it, but bring all the wheat into my barn.'"

Matthew 26:48
Now the betrayer had agreed upon a sign with them, to direct them. He had said, "The one whom I kiss is the man: lay hold of him."

Luke 1:79
Dawning on those who now dwell in the darkness and shadow of death--To direct our feet into the path of peace."

Acts 7:44
The tabernacle of the testimony was among our fathers in the wilderness, according as He did direct, who is speaking to Moses, to make it according to the figure that he had seen;

Acts 15:5
But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses."
(See NAS)

Acts 16:11
Setting sail therefore from Troas, we made a straight course to Samothrace, and the day following to Neapolis;
(See RSV)

Acts 21:1
And when, having got away from them, we at last sailed away, we came by a direct course to Cos, and on the morrow to Rhodes, and thence to Patara.

Acts 27:7
It took several days of slow sailing for us to come with difficulty off Cnidus; from which point, as the wind did not allow us to get on in the direct course, we ran under the lee of Crete by Salmone.

1 Corinthians 7:17
if not, as God did distribute to each, as the Lord hath called each -- so let him walk; and thus in all the assemblies do I direct:

1 Corinthians 9:14
In the same way the Lord also directed those who proclaim the Good News to maintain themselves by the Good News.
(Root in WEY YLT NAS)

1 Thessalonians 3:11
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you;

2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ.

1 Timothy 5:17
Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.
(See NIV)

James 3:3
Indeed, we put bits into the horses' mouths so that they may obey us, and we guide their whole body.
(See NAS)

Genesis 18:19
For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Yahweh, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that Yahweh may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him."
(See NIV)

Genesis 46:26
All the souls who came with Jacob into Egypt, who were his direct descendants, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were sixty-six.

Genesis 46:28
And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

Exodus 21:20
"If a man strikes his servant or his maid with a rod, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished.
(See NIV)

Exodus 24:12
And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Come up unto Me to the mount, and be there, and I give to thee the tables of stone, and the law, and the command, which I have written to direct them.'

Exodus 35:34
And to direct He hath put in his heart, he and Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan;

Leviticus 14:57
to direct in the day of being unclean, and in the day of being clean; this 'is' the law of the leprosy.'

Deuteronomy 17:10
and thou hast done according to the tenor of the word which they declare to thee ('they' of that place which Jehovah doth choose; and thou hast observed to do according to all that they direct thee.

Deuteronomy 17:11
According to the tenor of the law which they direct thee, and according to the judgment which they say to thee thou dost do; thou dost not turn aside from the word which they declare to thee, right or left.

Deuteronomy 24:8
Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so you shall observe to do.
(See RSV)

Judges 8:30
Gideon had seventy sons conceived from his body; for he had many wives.
(See NAS)

Judges 13:8
And Manoah maketh entreaty unto Jehovah, and saith, 'O, my Lord, the man of God whom Thou didst send, let him come in, I pray thee, again unto us, and direct us what we do to the youth who is born.'

1 Samuel 7:3
Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, "If you do return to Yahweh with all your heart, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you, and direct your hearts to Yahweh, and serve him only; and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines."

1 Kings 5:9
My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon to the sea. I will make them into rafts to go by sea to the place that you shall appoint me, and will cause them to be broken up there, and you shall receive them. You shall accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household."

1 Kings 20:14
And Ahab saith, 'By whom?' and he saith, 'Thus said Jehovah, By the young men of the heads of the provinces;' and he saith, 'Who doth direct the battle?' and he saith, 'Thou.'

1 Chronicles 15:22
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was master of the music: he gave directions about the song, because he was expert.
(Root in BBE RSV)

1 Chronicles 29:18
Jehovah, God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and direct their hearts to thee!

2 Chronicles 6:27
then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou teachest them the good way wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.

2 Chronicles 34:12
The men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it forward; and others of the Levites, all who were skillful with instruments of music.
(See NIV)

Job 11:13
"If you set your heart aright, stretch out your hands toward him.
(See NAS)

Psalms 5:3
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Psalms 10:17
Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek: Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear;
(See JPS)

Psalms 32:8
I cause thee to act wisely, And direct thee in the way that thou goest, I cause mine eye to take counsel concerning thee.

Psalms 74:3
Lift up your feet to the perpetual ruins, all the evil that the enemy has done in the sanctuary.
(See RSV)

Psalms 118:27
God 'is' Jehovah, and He giveth to us light, Direct ye the festal-sacrifice with cords, Unto the horns of the altar.

Psalms 119:35
Direct me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in them.

Psalms 119:128
Because of it I keep straight in all things by your orders; and I am a hater of every false way.
(See RSV)

Proverbs 3:6
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 11:5
The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Proverbs 23:19
Thou, my son, hear and be wise, and direct thy heart in the way.

Ecclesiastes 10:10
If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

Isaiah 26:7
The way of the just is uprightness: thou that art upright dost direct the path of the just.

Isaiah 28:26
And instruct him for judgment doth his God, He doth direct him.

Isaiah 45:13
I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 61:8
For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Jeremiah 2:33
With what care are your ways ordered when you are looking for love! so ... your ways.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 10:23
Yahweh, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

Jeremiah 15:11
Jehovah said, Did I not direct thee for good? Did not I intercede for thee in a time of evil, And in a time of adversity, with the enemy?

Jeremiah 31:21
Set up road signs, make guideposts; set your heart toward the highway, even the way by which you went: turn again, virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities.
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 21:16
Gather thee together, go to the right, set thyself in array, go to the left, whithersoever thy face is set.

Ezekiel 23:25
I will set my jealousy against you, and they shall deal with you in fury; they shall take away your nose and your ears; and your residue shall fall by the sword: they shall take your sons and your daughters; and your residue shall be devoured by the fire.

Ezekiel 26:9
He shall set his battering engines against your walls, and with his axes he shall break down your towers.

Ezekiel 44:23
And My people they direct between holy and common, and between unclean and clean they cause them to discern.

Hosea 4:8
They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.
(See NAS)



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