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(1.) Hebrews `oth, a military standard, especially of a single tribe (Numbers 2:2). Each separate tribe had its own "sign" or "ensign."

(2.) Hebrews nes, a lofty signal, as a column or high pole (Numbers 21:8, 9); a standard or signal or flag placed on high mountains to point out to the people a place of rendezvous on the irruption of an enemy (Isaiah 5:26; 11:12; 18:3; 62:10; Jeremiah 4:6, 21; Psalm 60:4). This was an occasional signal, and not a military standard. Elevation and conspicuity are implied in the word.

(3.) The Hebrew word degel denotes the standard given to each of the four divisions of the host of the Israelites at the Exodus (Numbers 1:52; 2:2; 10:14). In Cant. 2:4 it is rendered "banner." We have no definite information as to the nature of these military standards. (see BANNER.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A flag; a banner; a standard; esp., the national flag, or a banner indicating nationality, carried by a ship or a body of soldiers; -- as distinguished from flags indicating divisions of the army, rank of naval officers, or private signals, and the like.

2. (n.) A signal displayed like a standard, to give notice.

3. (n.) Sign; badge of office, rank, or power; symbol.

4. (n.) Formerly, a commissioned officer of the army who carried the ensign or flag of a company or regiment.

5. (n.) A commissioned officer of the lowest grade in the navy, corresponding to the grade of second lieutenant in the army.

6. (v. t.) To designate as by an ensign.

7. (v. t.) To distinguish by a mark or ornament; esp. (Her.), by a crown; thus, any charge which has a crown immediately above or upon it, is said to be ensigned.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia



Strong's Hebrew
5251. nes -- a standard, ensign, signal, sign
... nes. 5252 . a standard, ensign, signal, sign. Transliteration: nes Phonetic Spelling:
(nace) Short Definition: standard. ... banner, pole, sail, ensign, standard. ...
/hebrew/5251.htm - 6k

5264. nasas -- perhaps to be high or conspicuous
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition perhaps to be high or conspicuous NASB Word
Usage displayed (1), sparkling (1). lift up as an ensign. ...
/hebrew/5264.htm - 6k

226. oth -- a sign
... 43), signs (30), standards (1), witness (1), wondrous (1). mark, miracle,
ensign. Probably from 'uwth (in the sense of appearing); a ...
/hebrew/226.htm - 6k


The Church as She Should Be
... or ambitious adventurers. The church unfurls her ensign to the breeze that
all may know whose she is and whom she serves. This is ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/the church as she should.htm

Christ with Chrism, Lo!
... 24. The sheep of Christ leaped for joy, to receive the seal of life, that
ensign of kings which has ever put sin to flight. The ...
/.../hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn iii christ with chrism.htm

Hope for the Heathen
... "In that day," says Isaiah, "there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for
an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 31 hope for the.htm

The Shortest of the Seven Cries
... light. First, we shall look upon them as THE ENSIGN OF HIS TRUE HUMANITY.
Jesus said, "I thirst," and this is the complaint of a man. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 24 1878/the shortest of the seven.htm

Symbolic Ornaments of the Church
... "It glitters on the crown of the monarch. It forms the ensign of nations. It crowns
alike the loftiest spires of Christendom and the lowliest parish churches. ...
/.../regester/the worship of the church/symbolic ornaments of the church.htm

The Sermon of the Seasons
... Fear not in the day of tempest, for the rain shall not deluge the earth. The Lord
setteth his bow in the cloud as the ensign of his covenant with mankind. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 32 1886/the sermon of the seasons.htm

The Death of Saint David.
... I will give the signal for the onset, which will lay thousands of our foemen low;
and see, for my ensign, I do wear upon my burgonet this leek, which will, if ...
/.../kingston/the seven champions of christendom/chapter sixteen the death of.htm

The Poor in Spirit are Enriched with a Kingdom
... Believers are not only pardoned but crowned. The crown is an ensign of honour.
A crown is not for every one. It will not fit every head. ...
/.../watson/the beatitudes an exposition of matthew 51-12/5 the poor in spirit.htm

Letter E
... Edward F. "Received 1829, Located 1833 * Enochs, Isaac V. "Received 1824, Located
1832 * Enos, William H. "Received 1829 * Ensign, Datus "Received 1804 ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter e.htm

Hymn for the Epiphany
... Lo! from the regions of the morn Wherein the radiant sun is born, The Persian
sages see on high God's ensign shining in the sky. ...
/.../prudentius/the hymns of prudentius/xii hymn for the epiphany.htm

Ensign (21 Occurrences)
... (1.) Hebrews `oth, a military standard, especially of a single tribe (Numbers
2:2). Each separate tribe had its own "sign" or "ensign.". ...ENSIGN. en'-sin. ...
/e/ensign.htm - 15k

Signal (18 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 5:26 And He will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss
unto them from the end of the earth; and, behold, they shall come with speed ...
/s/signal.htm - 12k

Abomination (78 Occurrences)
... "Almost the entire religion of the Roman camp consisted in worshipping the ensign,
swearing by the ensign, and in preferring the ensign before all other gods ...
/a/abomination.htm - 55k

Beacon (3 Occurrences)
... A pole (Hebrews to'ren) used as a standard or ensign set on the tops of mountains
as a call to the people to assemble themselves for some great national ...
/b/beacon.htm - 8k

Ancient (64 Occurrences)
... 10. (n.) One of the senior members of the Inns of Court or of Chancery. 11. (n.)
An ensign or flag. 12. (n.) The bearer of a flag; an ensign. Int. ...
/a/ancient.htm - 98k

Banner (20 Occurrences)
... ban'-er (ENSIGN, STANDARDS): The English word "banner" is from banderia, Low Latin,
meaning a banner (compare bandum, Latin, which meant first a "band," an ...
/b/banner.htm - 18k

Fearing (107 Occurrences)
... Him. (YLT). Psalms 60:4 Thou hast given to those fearing thee an ensign.
To be lifted up as an ensign Because of truth. Selah. (YLT). ...
/f/fearing.htm - 35k

Zionward (1 Occurrence)
... Jeremiah 4:6 Lift up an ensign Zionward, Strengthen yourselves, stand not still,
For evil I am bringing in from the north, And a great destruction. (YLT). ...
/z/zionward.htm - 6k

Union (24 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) A device emblematic of union, used on a national flag or ensign, sometimes,
as in the military standard of Great Britain, covering the whole field ...
/u/union.htm - 15k

Openings (27 Occurrences)
... (YLT). Isaiah 13:2 On a high mountain lift ye up an ensign, Raise the voice to them,
wave the hand, And they go in to the openings of nobles. (YLT). ...
/o/openings.htm - 14k

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Ensign (21 Occurrences)

Acts 28:11
And after three months we sailed in a ship which had wintered in the island, an Alexandrian, with the Dioscuri for its ensign.

Numbers 2:2
Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.

Numbers 21:8
And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Make for thee a burning 'serpent', and set it on an ensign; and it hath been, every one who is bitten and hath seen it -- he hath lived.

Numbers 21:9
And Moses maketh a serpent of brass, and setteth it on the ensign, and it hath been, if the serpent hath bitten any man, and he hath looked expectingly unto the serpent of brass -- he hath lived.

Psalms 60:4
Thou hast given to those fearing thee an ensign. To be lifted up as an ensign Because of truth. Selah.

Isaiah 5:26
And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:

Isaiah 11:10
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

Isaiah 11:12
And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Isaiah 13:2
Set ye up an ensign upon the bare mountain, lift up the voice unto them, wave the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

Isaiah 18:3
All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

Isaiah 30:17
One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.

Isaiah 31:9
And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 59:19
And they fear from the west the name of Jehovah, And from the rising of the sun -- His honour, When come in as a flood doth an adversary, The Spirit of Jehovah hath raised an ensign against him.

Isaiah 62:10
Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up an ensign for the peoples.

Jeremiah 4:6
Lift up an ensign Zionward, Strengthen yourselves, stand not still, For evil I am bringing in from the north, And a great destruction.

Jeremiah 4:21
Till when do I see an ensign? Do I hear the voice of a trumpet?

Jeremiah 50:2
Declare ye among nations, and sound, And lift up an ensign, sound, do not hide, Say ye: Captured hath been Babylon, Put to shame hath been Bel, Broken hath been Merodach, Put to shame have been her grievous things, Broken have been her idols.

Jeremiah 51:12
Unto the walls of Babylon lift up an ensign, Strengthen the watch, Establish the watchers, prepare the ambush, For Jehovah hath both devised and done that which He spake, Concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.

Jeremiah 51:27
Lift ye up an ensign in the land, Blow a trumpet among nations, Sanctify against it nations, Summon against it the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz, Appoint against it an infant head, Cause the horse to ascend as the rough cankerworm.

Ezekiel 27:7
Of fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was thy sail, that it might be to thee for an ensign; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was thine awning.

Zechariah 9:16
And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.



Ensign: General Scriptures Concerning

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Signal (18 Occurrences)

Abomination (78 Occurrences)

Beacon (3 Occurrences)

Ancient (64 Occurrences)

Banner (20 Occurrences)

Fearing (107 Occurrences)

Zionward (1 Occurrence)

Union (24 Occurrences)

Openings (27 Occurrences)

Watchers (16 Occurrences)

Infant (14 Occurrences)

Flag (30 Occurrences)

Resort (14 Occurrences)

Eli'shah (3 Occurrences)

Expectingly (7 Occurrences)

Ensigns (3 Occurrences)

Enshrouded (1 Occurrence)

Mer'odach (1 Occurrence)

Mountaintop (1 Occurrence)

Pavilion (11 Occurrences)

Bloweth (10 Occurrences)

Cankerworm (7 Occurrences)

Cross (157 Occurrences)

Curtain (60 Occurrences)

Assembleth (9 Occurrences)

Ash'kenaz (3 Occurrences)

Achievement (1 Occurrence)

Awnings (1 Occurrence)

Strike (168 Occurrences)

Standard (42 Occurrences)

Staff (91 Occurrences)

Embroidery (12 Occurrences)

Strengthen (105 Occurrences)

Sailed (28 Occurrences)

Richly (26 Occurrences)

Hiss (13 Occurrences)

Pitch (25 Occurrences)

Hissed (6 Occurrences)

Affirmation (335 Occurrences)

Setteth (116 Occurrences)

Blowing (31 Occurrences)

Afar (98 Occurrences)


Shattered (42 Occurrences)

Sign (181 Occurrences)

Affrighted (60 Occurrences)

Warfare (18 Occurrences)

Pole (21 Occurrences)

Dismayed (69 Occurrences)

Woven (40 Occurrences)

Opposite (137 Occurrences)

War (529 Occurrences)

Gathereth (65 Occurrences)

Terrified (88 Occurrences)

Lifteth (69 Occurrences)

Rebuke (77 Occurrences)

Wings (81 Occurrences)

Scattered (122 Occurrences)

Passeth (100 Occurrences)

Grievous (73 Occurrences)

Boats (11 Occurrences)

Driven (128 Occurrences)

Ships (46 Occurrences)

Station (78 Occurrences)

Sanctify (91 Occurrences)

Standeth (111 Occurrences)

Ascend (86 Occurrences)

Height (109 Occurrences)

Hills (132 Occurrences)

Haste (106 Occurrences)

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