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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (adv.) Early; soon.

2. (n.) The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; -- opposed to front.

3. (n.) Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.

4. (a.) Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.

5. (v. t.) To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.

6. (v. t.) To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.

7. (v. t.) To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another.

8. (v. t.) To lift and take up.

9. (v. t.) To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.

10. (v. t.) To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.

11. (v. t.) To rouse; to stir up.

12. (v. i.) To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.

5044. teknotropheo -- to rear children
... to rear children. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: teknotropheo Phonetic Spelling:
(tek-not-rof-eh'-o) Short Definition: I bring up children Definition: I ...
// - 6k

397. anatrepho -- to nurse up, nourish
... to nurse up, nourish. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anatrepho Phonetic Spelling:
(an-at-ref'-o) Short Definition: I rear, bring up Definition: I rear ...
// - 6k

5142. trepho -- to make to grow, to nourish, feed
... to make to grow, to nourish, feed. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: trepho
Phonetic Spelling: (tref'-o) Short Definition: I feed, rear Definition: I feed ...
// - 7k

461. anorthoo -- to set upright, set straight again
... straight again. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anorthoo Phonetic Spelling:
(an-orth-o'-o) Short Definition: I make straight again, rear again, restore ...
// - 6k

3693. opisthen -- behind, after
... From opis (regard; from optanomai) with enclitic of source; from the rear (as a
secure aspect), ie At the back (adverb and preposition of place or time ...
// - 6k

1453. egeiro -- to waken, to raise up
... or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity,
ruins, nonexistence) -- awake, lift (up), raise (again, up), rear up, (a-)rise ...
// - 9k

2026. epoikodomeo -- to build upon
... build upon. From epi and oikodomeo; to build upon, ie (figuratively) to rear up --
build thereon (thereupon, on, upon). see GREEK epi. see GREEK oikodomeo. ...
// - 7k

3735. oros -- a mountain
... Probably from an obsolete oro (to rise or "rear"; perhaps akin to airo; compare
ornis); a mountain (as lifting itself above the plain): -hill, mount(-ain). ...
// - 6k

1625. ektrepho -- to bring up to maturity, to nourish
... bring up, nourish. From ek and trepho; to rear up to maturity, ie (genitive case)
to cherish or train -- bring up, nourish. see GREEK ek. see GREEK trepho. ...
// - 7k

5041. teknogoneo -- to beget children
... Verb Transliteration: teknogoneo Phonetic Spelling: (tek-nog-on-eh'-o) Short Definition:
I bear children Definition: I bear children, beget, rear a family. ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
3411. yerekah -- flank, side, extreme parts, recesses
... yerekah. 3412 . flank, side, extreme parts, recesses. Transliteration: yerekah
Phonetic Spelling: (yer-ay-kaw') Short Definition: rear. Word Origin fem. ...
/hebrew/3411.htm - 6k

2179. zinneb -- to cut off or smite the tail
... 2178, 2179. zinneb. 2180 . to cut off or smite the tail. Transliteration:
zinneb Phonetic Spelling: (zaw-nab') Short Definition: rear. ...
/hebrew/2179.htm - 6k

268. achor -- the hind side, back part
... hind side, back part NASB Word Usage afterward (1), away (1), back (22), backs
(1), backward (7), behind (1), hereafter (1), hindquarters (1), rear (3), rear ...
/hebrew/268.htm - 6k

6119. aqeb -- heel, footprint, hind part
... Origin from an unused word Definition heel, footprint, hind part NASB Word Usage
footprints (1), footsteps (1), heel (4), heels (3), hoofs (1), rear guard (1 ...
/hebrew/6119.htm - 6k

314. acharon -- coming after or behind
... end (1), future* (1), last (23), last one (1), last ones (1), last time (1), later
(2), later things (1), latter (3), next (2), ones who (1), rear (1), west (1 ...
/hebrew/314.htm - 6k

5490. soph -- an end
... end. Word Origin from suph Definition an end NASB Word Usage conclusion*
(1), end (3), rear (1). conclusion, end, hinder participle. ...
/hebrew/5490.htm - 6k

6965. qum -- to arise, stand up, stand
... dim, endure, X enemy, enjoin, get up, make good, help, hold, (help to) lift up
(again), make, X but newly, ordain, perform, pitch, raise (up), rear (up), remain ...
/hebrew/6965.htm - 7k

310. achar -- the hind or following part
... followed* (24), following (35), following and followed (1), following* (5), follows*
(3), forsaking* (1), later (1), long* (1), pursuing (4), rear (3), since (3 ...
/hebrew/310.htm - 6k

5324. natsab -- to take one's stand, stand
... literally or figuratively) -- appointed, deputy, erect, establish, X Huzzah (by
mistake for a proper name), lay, officer, pillar, present, rear up, set (over ...
/hebrew/5324.htm - 6k

622. asaph -- to gather, remove
... drew (1), garner (1), gather (33), gathered (81), gathering (1), gathers (3), lose
(3), pick (1), put (1), put them all together (1), reaper (1), rear guard (5 ...
/hebrew/622.htm - 6k


The Essay which Brings up the Rear in this Very Guilty Volume is ...
... VII. The Essay which brings up the rear in this very guilty volume is
from the? The Essay which brings up the rear in this very ...
/.../burgon/inspiration and interpretation/vii the essay which brings.htm

But, we are Told, we Rear no Temples to Them...
... Book VI. 3 But, we are told, we rear no temples to them? But, we are told,
we rear no temples to them, and do not worship their ...
/.../arnobius/the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/3 but we are told.htm

December the Thirty-First the Rear-Guard
... DECEMBER The Thirty-first THE REAR-GUARD. ... Why not "go before"? Because some
of my enemies are in the rear; they attack me from behind. ...
/.../december the thirty-first the rear-guard.htm

Through the Red Sea
... The turmoil of Israel began to subside, growing fainter, ceasing among the ranks
nearest the sea, failing toward the rear, dying away like a sigh up and down ...
// yoke/chapter xlv through the red.htm

Caught Unawares
... meeting had been widely advertised, and a goodly number were in attendance; and
when John and his companions had taken their seats well to the rear, there was ...
/.../byrum/how john became a man/chapter ix caught unawares.htm

'More than Conquerors through Him'
... besiegers to relieve Rabbath. Probably the Syrian allies had been before Medeba,
and suddenly appeared in Joab's rear. Their advance led ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/more than conquerors through him.htm

The Priest of the World and King of Men
... Their first care was to rear some poor copy of the Temple; and the usual difficulties
that attend reconstruction of any sort, and dog every movement that rests ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/the priest of the world.htm

Faith and Courage.
... those among the thirty-two thousand who were fearful and afraid might go back to
their own homes, to their wives and their mothers; let them step to the rear. ...
/.../moody/to the work to the work/chapter iii faith and courage.htm

Things that Accompany Salvation
... in every case attended with divers graces and virtues which seemed to be like troops
and soldiers to guard it in the ran, about its flanks, and in the rear. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 3 1857/things that accompany salvation.htm

The Vanguard and Rereward of the Church
... As for the rear, it stretches far into the future; some portions are as yet uncreated;
the last of God's elect are not perhaps yet in existence. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/the vanguard and rereward of.htm

Rear (46 Occurrences)
... 4. (a.) Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of
a company. 5. (vt) To place in the rear; to secure the rear of. ...
/r/rear.htm - 21k

Rear-guard (4 Occurrences)
Rear-guard. Rearguard, Rear-guard. Rearing . Multi-Version
Concordance Rear-guard (4 Occurrences). Numbers 10:25 And ...
/r/rear-guard.htm - 7k

Rear-ward (3 Occurrences)
Rear-ward. Rearward, Rear-ward. Re-ascend . Multi-Version Concordance
Rear-ward (3 Occurrences). Numbers 10:25 And the ...
/r/rear-ward.htm - 7k

Rearward (6 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The last troop; the rear of an army; a rear guard.
Also used figuratively. 2. (a. & adv.) At or toward the rear. Int. ...
/r/rearward.htm - 9k

Rereward (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Joshua 6:9), the troops in the rear of an army on
the march, the rear-guard. ... (n.) The rear guard of an army. Int. ...
/r/rereward.htm - 7k

Nourish (16 Occurrences)
... Giddel means "to bring up," "rear (children)" (Isaiah 1:2, margin "made great";
Isaiah 23:4 Daniel 1:5); "cause (a tree) to grow" (Isaiah 44:14). ...
/n/nourish.htm - 13k

Back (5096 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) The part opposed to the front; the hinder or rear part of a thing; as,
the back of a book; the back of an army; the back of a chimney. ...
/b/back.htm - 11k

Jeb'usite (8 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 24:18 And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him: 'Go up, rear an
altar unto the LORD in the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite.' (See RSV ...
/j/jeb'usite.htm - 9k

Journeyeth (9 Occurrences)
... Exodus 14:19 And the messenger of God, who is going before the camp of Israel,
journeyeth and goeth at their rear; and the pillar of the cloud journeyeth from ...
/j/journeyeth.htm - 8k

Train (17 Occurrences)
... a snare. 11. (v.) That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after,
something; that which is in the hinder part or rear. 12. (v ...
/t/train.htm - 14k

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Rear (46 Occurrences)

John 2:20
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

Acts 7:21
When he was thrown out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and reared him as her own son.
(Root in WEB YLT)

Acts 21:36
for the whole mass of the people pressed on in the rear, shouting, "Away with him!"

Genesis 33:2
He put the handmaids and their children in front, Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph at the rear.

Exodus 14:19
And the messenger of God, who is going before the camp of Israel, journeyeth and goeth at their rear; and the pillar of the cloud journeyeth from their front, and standeth at their rear,

Exodus 26:12
And that which remaineth hanging over of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the rear of the tabernacle.

Exodus 26:22
And for the rear of the tabernacle westward thou shalt make six boards.

Exodus 26:23
And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear;

Exodus 26:27
and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle at the rear westward;

Exodus 26:30
And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was showed thee in the mount.

Exodus 36:27
And at the rear of the tabernacle, westward, he made six boards;

Exodus 36:28
and he made two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear;

Exodus 36:32
and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle at the rear, westward.

Exodus 40:2
On the first day of the first month shalt thou rear up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.

Leviticus 26:1
Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.

Numbers 2:31
All those numbered of the camp of Dan 'are' a hundred thousand, and seven and fifty thousand, and six hundred; at the rear they journey, by their standards.

Numbers 10:25
The standard of the camp of the children of Dan, which was the rearward of all the camps, set forward according to their armies. Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai was over his army.

Deuteronomy 25:18
how he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.

Joshua 6:9
And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rearward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

Joshua 6:13
The seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of Yahweh went on continually, and blew the trumpets: and the armed men went before them. The rear guard came after the ark of Yahweh. The trumpets sounded as they went.

Joshua 8:2
and thou hast done to Ai and to her king as thou hast done to Jericho and to her king; only, its spoil and its cattle ye spoil for yourselves; set for thee an ambush for the city at its rear.'

Joshua 8:4
and commandeth them, saying, 'See, ye are liers in wait against the city, at the rear of the city, ye go not very far off from the city, and all of you have been prepared,

Joshua 8:13
So they set the people, even all the host that was on the north of the city, and their liers-in-wait that were on the west of the city; and Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.

Joshua 8:14
And it cometh to pass, when the king of Ai seeth 'it', that hasten, and rise early, and go out do the men of the city to meet Israel for battle, he and all his people, at the appointed season, at the front of the plain, and he hath not known that an ambush 'is' against him, on the rear of the city.

Joshua 10:19
but don't stay. Pursue your enemies, and them from the rear. Don't allow them to enter into their cities; for Yahweh your God has delivered them into your hand."

1 Samuel 29:2
The lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands; and David and his men passed on in the rearward with Achish.

2 Samuel 5:23
and David asketh of Jehovah, and He saith, 'Thou dost not go up, turn round unto their rear, and thou hast come to them over-against the mulberries,

2 Samuel 10:9
Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him before and behind, he chose of all the choice men of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians:

2 Samuel 24:18
And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite.

1 Kings 6:16
He built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the walls of the ceiling : he built them for it within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place.

1 Kings 7:25
It stood on twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east; and the sea was set on them above, and all their hinder parts were inward.
(See NAS)

1 Kings 10:19
There were six steps to the throne, and the top of the throne was round behind; and there were stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.
(See NAS)

1 Chronicles 19:10
Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him before and behind, he chose of all the choice men of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians.

1 Chronicles 21:18
Then the angel of Jehovah commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up, and rear an altar unto Jehovah in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

2 Chronicles 13:13
But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

2 Chronicles 13:14
When Judah looked back, behold, the battle was before and behind them; and they cried to Yahweh, and the priests sounded with the trumpets.

Psalms 83:2
For, behold, your enemies are stirred up. Those who hate you have lifted up their heads.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 7:21
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep;
(See JPS)

Isaiah 52:12
For you shall not go out in haste, neither shall you go by flight: for Yahweh will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

Isaiah 58:8
Then your light shall break forth as the morning, and your healing shall spring forth speedily; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh shall be your rear guard.

Jeremiah 49:11
Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.
(See JPS)

Ezekiel 40:13
And he measureth the gate from the roof of the 'one' little chamber to the roof of another; the breadth twenty and five cubits, opening over-against opening.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 41:15
He measured the length of the building before the separate place which was at its back, and its galleries on the one side and on the other side, one hundred cubits; and the inner temple, and the porches of the court;
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 46:19
Then he brought me through the entry, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers for the priests, which looked toward the north: and behold, there was a place on the hinder part westward.
(See NAS)

Hosea 9:12
Yea, though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there be not a man left; yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!
(See NIV)

Joel 2:20
And I will remove far off from you him that cometh from the north, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, his face toward the eastern sea, and his rear toward the hinder sea; and his stench shall come up, and his ill odour shall come up, for he hath exalted himself to do great things.



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