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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v.) To throw; to pitch.

2. (v.) To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin.

3. (v.) To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points; as, to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc.

4. (v.) To open (a lock) as by a wire.

5. (v.) To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck; to gather, as fruit from a tree, flowers from the stalk, feathers from a fowl, etc.

6. (v.) To remove something from with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth; as, to pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket.

7. (v.) To choose; to select; to separate as choice or desirable; to cull; as, to pick one's company; to pick one's way; -- often with out.

8. (v.) To take up; esp., to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together; as, to pick rags; -- often with up; as, to pick up a ball or stones; to pick up information.

9. (v.) To trim.

10. (v. i.) To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble.

11. (v. i.) To do anything nicely or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care.

12. (v. i.) To steal; to pilfer.

13. (n.) A sharp-pointed tool for picking; -- often used in composition; as, a toothpick; a picklock.

14. (n.) A heavy iron tool, curved and sometimes pointed at both ends, wielded by means of a wooden handle inserted in the middle, -- used by quarrymen, road makers, etc.; also, a pointed hammer used for dressing millstones.

15. (n.) A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler.

16. (n.) Choice; right of selection; as, to have one's pick.

17. (n.) That which would be picked or chosen first; the best; as, the pick of the flock.

18. (n.) A particle of ink or paper imbedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and occasioning a spot on a printed sheet.

19. (n.) That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture.

20. (n.) The blow which drives the shuttle, -- the rate of speed of a loom being reckoned as so many picks per minute; hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread; as, so many picks to an inch.

353. analambano -- to take up, raise
... Speech: Verb Transliteration: analambano Phonetic Spelling: (an-al-am-ban'-o) Short
Definition: I take up, raise Definition: I take up, raise; I pick up, take ...
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1586. eklego -- to select
... to select. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: eklego Phonetic Spelling:
(ek-leg'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I choose, elect Definition: I pick out for myself ...
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4758. stratologeo -- to enlist soldiers
... Word Origin from the same as strateuo and lego (in the sense of pick up or choose)
Definition to enlist soldiers NASB Word Usage enlisted...as a soldier (1). ...
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4883. sunarmologeo -- to fit together
... of harmos and lego (in the sense of to pick up) Definition to fit together NASB
Word Usage fitted (1), fitted together (1), together* (1). joined together. ...
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4691. spermologos -- a seed picker, fig. one who picks up scraps ...
... bird. Word Origin from sperma and lego (to pick out, same verb as lego
but with a different mean.) Definition a seed picker, fig. ...
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142. airo -- to raise, take up, lift
... Definition to raise, take up, lift NASB Word Usage away (5), bear (4), carried
(1), carry (1), get (4), hoisted (1), keep (1), lifted (2), pick (9), picked (11 ...
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5089. tillo -- to pluck, to pluck off
... pluck off. Word Origin a prim. word Definition to pluck, to pluck off NASB
Word Usage pick (1), picking (2). pluck. Perhaps akin ...
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5166. trugao -- to gather in
... harvest. Word Origin from truge (ripe) Definition to gather in NASB Word
Usage gather (1), gathered (1), pick (1). gather. From ...
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2919. krino -- to judge, decide
... Iliad, v, 501). Thence, 'to distinguish, to pick out, to be of opinion,
to judge' " (, 418).]. Word Origin a prim. verb Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5365. naqar -- to bore, pick, dig
... 5364, 5365. naqar. 5366 . to bore, pick, dig. Transliteration: naqar Phonetic
Spelling: (naw-kar') Short Definition: dug. ... dig, pick out, pierce, put thrust ...
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3950. laqat -- to pick or gather up, glean
... 3949, 3950. laqat. 3951 . to pick or gather up, glean. Transliteration: laqat
Phonetic Spelling: (law-kat') Short Definition: gather. Word Origin a prim. ...
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2846. chathah -- to snatch up
... heap, take away. A primitive root; to lay hold of; especially to pick up fire --
heap, take (away). 2845, 2846. chathah. 2847 . Strong's Numbers.
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622. asaph -- to gather, remove
... 2), collects (1), cure (4), destroy (1), disappear (1), drew (1), garner (1), gather
(33), gathered (81), gathering (1), gathers (3), lose (3), pick (1), put (1 ...
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4281. machareshah -- a plowshare
... 1). mattock. From charash; probably a pick-axe -- mattock. see HEBREW charash.
4280, 4281. machareshah. 4282 . Strong's Numbers.
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717. arah -- to gather, pluck
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to gather, pluck NASB Word Usage gathered (1),
pick (1). gather, pluck. A primitive root; to pluck -- gather, pluck. ...
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5375. nasa -- to lift, carry, take
... 1), looked* (2), make (1), married (1), must be carried (1), obtained (1), offer
(3), pardon (2), pardons (1), partial* (2), partiality* (8), pick (1), picked ...
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The Devotion of Ruth
... Ruth, the Moabitess, said to Naomi, "Let me now go into the fields and pick up the
scattered heads of grain after him whose favor I should win." Naomi said to ...
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The Right to Live with the People of My Choice
... Everybody wants a congenial fellow worker. Well, there's only one way to be sure,
and that is"pick your own! That's what I'm going to do!". ... "Pick your own! ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/williamson/have we no rights/chapter 9 the right to.htm

Are You Mocked?
... I will stand here and say that if I could stand to-morrow morning in Cheapside,
and pick out a dozen poor men, and then if I were to pick out a dozen middle ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 62 1916/are you mocked.htm

A Downward Step.
... over, Bessie was contemplating a ramble where she had noticed some large red apples
hanging; but just then her aunt said, "Bessie, you must not pick any of the ...
/.../byrum/the value of a praying mother/chapter vii a downward step.htm

Very Hard, yet Very Easy.
... I think a good deal of that Bible, and I don't like to see this. His mother said
to him, "Go pick up uncle's Bible from the floor." "I won't," he replied. ...
/.../moody/moodys anecdotes and illustrations/very hard yet very easy.htm

Receiving and Rejecting.
... now, bringing back the straying sheep, and replacing them in the fold, but one day
He will do just the contrary, He will go to His fold, and pick out the ...
/.../the village pulpit volume ii trinity to advent/xl receiving and rejecting.htm

Feeding on Ashes
... You pick up the skeleton of a bird upon a moor; and if you know anything about
osteology"the science of bones"you will see, in the very make of its breast ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/feeding on ashes.htm

How the victor Runs
... It is very remarkable that Paul should pick out these Grecian games as containing
for Christian people any lesson, for they were honeycombed, through and ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/how the victor runs.htm

... 1924), 411. See also B. Pick, The Apocryphal Acts (Chicago, Open Court Pub.
Co., 1909), 312. [56]According to Pick op. cit. (see note ...
/.../messenger/christian hymns of the first three centuries/vii conclusion.htm

Sweet Comfort for Feeble Saints
... I have heard of a man who would pick up a pin as he walked along the street, on
the principle of economy; but I never yet heard of a man who would stop to pick ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 1 1855/sweet comfort for feeble saints.htm

Pick (37 Occurrences)
... 3. (v.) To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points; as, to pick matted
wool, cotton, oakum, etc. 4. (v.) To open (a lock) as by a wire. ...
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Quarries (4 Occurrences)
... Zerubbabel, and Herod. Huge blocks of stone are still found in these caves
bearing the Marks of pick and chisel. The general appearance ...
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Picked (43 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Pick. 2. (a.) Pointed; sharp. 3. (a.)
Having a pike or spine on the back; -- said of certain fishes. ...
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Shiloah (1 Occurrence)
... Now this (is) the history of the tunnel: while the excavators were still lifting
up (2) The pick toward each other, and while there were yet three cubits (to ...
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Siloah (1 Occurrence)
... Now this (is) the history of the tunnel: while the excavators were still lifting
up (2) The pick toward each other, and while there were yet three cubits (to ...
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Gather (251 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect,
as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck. ...
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Mattock (2 Occurrences)
... mat'-ok: The translation of 3 Hebrew words: (1) machereshah, probably "a pick-axe"
(1 Samuel 13:20, 21; compare 1 Samuel 13:21 margin); (2) cherebh, "sword ...
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Peck (3 Occurrences)
... 4. (v.) Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument;
especially, to strike, pick, etc., with repeated quick movements. ...
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Picker (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) One who, or that which, picks, in any sense, -- as, one who uses a pick;
one who gathers; a thief; a pick; a pickax; as, a cotton picker. ...
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Shelah (18 Occurrences)
... Now this (is) the history of the tunnel: while the excavators were still lifting
up (2) The pick toward each other, and while there were yet three cubits (to ...
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Pick (37 Occurrences)

Matthew 7:16
By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
(See NIV)

Matthew 9:6
But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins..." (then he said to the paralytic), "Get up, and take up your mat, and go up to your house."
(See NAS)

Matthew 12:1
At that time, Jesus went on the Sabbath day through the grain fields. His disciples were hungry and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.

Matthew 24:18
nor let him who is outside the city stay to pick up his outer garment.

Mark 2:9
Which is easier, to tell the paralytic,'Your sins are forgiven;' or to say,'Arise, and take up your bed, and walk?'
(See NAS)

Mark 2:11
"I tell you, arise, take up your mat, and go to your house."
(See NAS)

Mark 2:23
It happened that he was going on the Sabbath day through the grain fields, and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of grain.

Mark 8:19
When I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They told him, "Twelve."

Mark 8:20
"When the seven loaves fed the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They told him, "Seven."

Mark 13:16
and let not him who is in the field turn back to pick up his outer garment.

Mark 16:18
they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will in no way hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

Luke 5:24
But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" (he said to the paralyzed man), "I tell you, arise, and take up your cot, and go to your house."
(See NAS)

Luke 6:1
Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first, that he was going through the grain fields. His disciples plucked the heads of grain, and ate, rubbing them in their hands.

Luke 6:44
For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people don't gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.

John 5:8
Jesus said to him, "Arise, take up your mat, and walk."

John 5:11
He answered them, "He who made me well, the same said to me,'Take up your mat, and walk.' "

John 5:12
Then they asked him, "Who is the man who said to you,'Take up your mat, and walk'?"

Acts 6:3
Therefore, brethren, pick out from among yourselves seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, and we will appoint them to undertake this duty.

2 Timothy 4:11
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service.
(See NAS)

Leviticus 19:10
You shall not glean your vineyard, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and for the foreigner. I am Yahweh your God.
(See NIV)

Numbers 16:14
Yea, unto a land flowing with milk and honey thou hast not brought us in, nor dost thou give to us an inheritance of field and vineyard; the eyes of these men dost thou pick out? we do not come up.'

Deuteronomy 23:25
When you come into your neighbor's standing grain, then you may pluck the ears with your hand; but you shall not move a sickle to your neighbor's standing grain.
(See NIV)

Joshua 4:5
Joshua said to them, "Pass over before the ark of Yahweh your God into the middle of the Jordan, and each of you pick up a stone and put it on your shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel;

Judges 16:21
And the Philistines seize him, and pick out his eyes, and bring him down to Gaza, and bind him with two brazen fetters; and he is grinding in the prison-house.

Ruth 2:2
Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Let me now go to the field, and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor." She said to her, "Go, my daughter."
(See NIV)

Ruth 2:16
Also pull out some for her from the bundles, and leave it, and let her glean, and don't rebuke her."
(See NIV)

1 Kings 20:33
Now the men observed diligently, and hurried to take this phrase; and they said, "Your brother Ben Hadad." Then he said, "Go, bring him." Then Ben Hadad came out to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
(See NIV)

2 Kings 5:7
It happened, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes, and said, "Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to heal a man of his leprosy? But consider, please, and see how he seeks a quarrel against me."
(See NIV)

2 Kings 9:25
Then Jehu said to Bidkar his captain, "Pick him up, and throw him in the plot of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite; for remember how, when you and I rode together after Ahab his father, Yahweh laid this burden on him:

2 Kings 9:26
'Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the blood of his sons,' says Yahweh;'and I will repay you in this plot of ground,' says Yahweh. Now therefore take and cast him onto the plot of ground, according to the word of Yahweh."
(See NIV)

Job 30:4
They pluck salt herbs by the bushes. The roots of the broom are their food.
(See RSV)

Psalms 80:12
Why have you broken down its walls, so that all those who pass by the way pluck it?

Proverbs 30:17
"The eye that mocks at his father, and scorns obedience to his mother: the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, the young eagles shall eat it.

Isaiah 41:16
You will send the wind over them, and it will take them away; they will go in all directions before the storm-wind: you will have joy in the Lord, and be glad in the Holy One of Israel.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 10:17
Gather up your wares out of the land, you who abide in the siege.
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 17:21
All his fugitives in all his bands shall fall by the sword, and those who remain shall be scattered toward every wind: and you shall know that I, Yahweh, have spoken it.
(See RSV)

Jonah 1:12
He said to them, "Take me up, and throw me into the sea. Then the sea will be calm for you; for I know that because of me this great storm is on you."



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