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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To lift up; to raise again, as one who has fallen; to cause to rise.

2. (v. t.) To cause to seem to rise; to put in relief; to give prominence or conspicuousness to; to set off by contrast.

3. (v. t.) To raise up something in; to introduce a contrast or variety into; to remove the monotony or sameness of.

4. (v. t.) To raise or remove, as anything which depresses, weighs down, or crushes; to render less burdensome or afflicting; to alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; to lessen; as, to relieve pain; to relieve the wants of the poor.

5. (v. t.) To free, wholly or partly, from any burden, trial, evil, distress, or the like; to give ease, comfort, or consolation to; to give aid, help, or succor to; to support, strengthen, or deliver; as, to relieve a besieged town.

6. (v. t.) To release from a post, station, or duty; to put another in place of, or to take the place of, in the bearing of any burden, or discharge of any duty.

7. (v. t.) To ease of any imposition, burden, wrong, or oppression, by judicial or legislative interposition, as by the removal of a grievance, by indemnification for losses, or the like; to right.

1884. eparkeo -- accursed
... accursed. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: eparkeo Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ar-keh'-o) Short Definition: I aid, relieve, do service, render help Definition ...
// - 6k

997. boetheo -- to come to the aid of
... aid, help. From boethos; to aid or relieve -- help, succor. see GREEK boethos.
(boethei) -- 2 Occurrences. (boetheite) -- 1 Occurrence. (boethesai) -- 1 Occurrence ...
// - 7k

1980. episkeptomai -- to inspect, by ext. to go to see
... Middle voice from epi and the base of skopos; to inspect, ie (by implication) to
select; by extension, to go to see, relieve -- look out, visit. see GREEK epi. ...
// - 6k

630. apoluo -- to set free, release
... From apo and luo; to free fully, ie (literally) relieve, release, dismiss (reflexively,
depart), or (figuratively) let die, pardon or (specially) divorce ...
// - 10k

3008. leitourgeo -- to serve the state, ie by anal. to perform ...
... minister. From leitourgos; to be a public servant, ie (by analogy) to perform religious
or charitable functions (worship, obey, relieve) -- minister. ...
// - 7k

4379. prospsauo -- to touch
... touch. From pros and psauo (to touch); to impinge, ie Lay a finger on (in order
to relieve) -- touch. see GREEK pros. (prospsauete) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
// - 6k

404. anapsucho -- to refresh
... refresh. From ana and psucho; properly, to cool off, ie (figuratively) relieve --
refresh. see GREEK ana. see GREEK psucho. (anepsuxen) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
// - 7k

2323. therapeuo -- to serve, cure
... From the same as therapon; to wait upon menially, ie (figuratively) to adore (God),
or (specially) to relieve (of disease) -- cure, heal, worship. ...
// - 9k

Strong's Hebrew
833. ashar -- to go straight, go on, advance
... call, be blessed, happy, go, guide, lead, relieve. Or rasher {aw-share'};
a primitive root; to be straight (used in the widest sense ...
/hebrew/833.htm - 6k

5749. uwd -- to return, go about, repeat, do again
... admonish, charge, earnestly, lift up, protest, call take to record, relieve,
rob, A primitive root; to duplicate or repeat; by implication ...
/hebrew/5749.htm - 5k

7272. regel -- foot
... 60), footstep* (1), footsteps (1), footstool* (6), four-footed* (1), haunt (1),
heels (1), hoof* (1), journey (1), legs (5), pace (2), relieve* (1), relieving ...
/hebrew/7272.htm - 6k

7725. shub -- to turn back, return
... hinder, let, (see) more, X needs, be past, X pay, pervert, pull in again, put (again,
up again), recall, recompense, recover, refresh, relieve, render (again ...
/hebrew/7725.htm - 9k

5526a. sakak -- to overshadow, screen, cover
... to overshadow, screen, cover NASB Word Usage cover (2), covered (4), covering (3),
covers (1), incite (1), made a covering (1), relieve* (1), relieving* (1 ...
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Upon Compassion. Preached the First Sunday in Lent.
... those affections lead him to a certain determinate course of action suitable to
those circumstances; as (for instance) compassion to relieve the distressed. ...
/.../butler/human nature/sermon vi upon compassion preached.htm

1 Timothy v. 15-Nov
... "If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let
not the Church be charged, that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.". ...
/.../homily xv 1 timothy v.htm

Whether Almsgiving is a Matter of Precept?
... Because each one must first of all look after himself and then after those over
whom he has charge, and afterwards with what remains relieve the needs of others ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether almsgiving is a matter.htm

On visiting the Sick
... suppose the Judge of all the earth speaks right, those, and those only, that feed
the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, relieve the stranger ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 98 on visiting the.htm

Whether the Different Kinds of Almsdeeds are Suitably Enumerated?
... enumerated. Objection 2: Further, as stated above [2606](A[1]), the purpose
of giving alms is to relieve our neighbor's need. Now ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the different kinds of.htm

... Therefore, when Isaiah, 1, 16.18, preaches repentance: Cease to do evil; learn to
do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead ...
/.../melanchthon/the apology of the augsburg confession/part 8 regeneration.htm

The Great Duty of Charity Recommended
... concern and pity for the misery and distress of our fellow-creatures, but yet we
seldom commiserate their condition so much as to relieve them according to our ...
/.../whitefield/selected sermons of george whitefield/the great duty of charity.htm

Evans -- the Fall and Recovery of Man
... The graves yawn to swallow them, and they must all perish. There is no balm to relieve,
no physician there. Such is the condition of man as a sinner. ...
/.../kleiser/the worlds great sermons volume 3/evans the fall and.htm

Relation 1. Sent to St. Peter of Alcantara in 1560 from the ...
... The distress thus occasioned is so intense that, if our Lord did not relieve it
by throwing it into a trance, whereby all is made calm, and the soul rests in ...
/.../teresa/the life of st teresa of jesus/relation 1 sent to st.htm

Prayer Born of Compassion
... That which excites and develops compassion and puts it to work, is the sight of
multitudes in want and distress, and helpless to relieve themselves. ...
/.../bounds/the essentials of prayer/x prayer born of compassion.htm

Relieve (14 Occurrences)
... which depresses, weighs down, or crushes; to render less burdensome or afflicting;
to alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; to lessen; as, to relieve pain; to ...
/r/relieve.htm - 11k

Discharge (30 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to empty
of a load or cargo; to unburden; to unload; as, to discharge a vessel. ...
/d/discharge.htm - 18k

Widows (33 Occurrences)
... 1 Timothy 5:16 If any man or woman who believes has widows, let them relieve them,
and don't let the assembly be burdened; that it might relieve those who are ...
/w/widows.htm - 17k

Redress (4 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To dress again. 3. (vt) To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as
an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from. ...
/r/redress.htm - 8k

Relatives (132 Occurrences)
... 1 Timothy 5:16 If any believing man or believing woman have widows, let them relieve
them, and let not the assembly be burdened, that those really widows it ...
/r/relatives.htm - 33k

Relieved (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Relieve. Multi-Version Concordance
Relieved (8 Occurrences). Mark 5:26 And had suffered ...
/r/relieved.htm - 8k

Relax (5 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Hence, to relieve from attention or effort; to ease; to recreate;
to divert; as, amusement relaxes the mind. 4. (n.) To ...
/r/relax.htm - 9k

Dependent (35 Occurrences)
... 1 Timothy 5:16 If a believing woman has widows dependent on her, she should relieve
their wants, and save the Church from being burdened--so that the Church ...
/d/dependent.htm - 17k

Mat (17 Occurrences)
... 1 Timothy 5:16 If any woman that believeth hath widows, let her relieve them, and
let not the church be burdened; that it mat relieve them that are widows ...
/m/mat.htm - 12k

Believer (15 Occurrences)
... 1 Timothy 5:16 If any believing man or believing woman have widows, let them relieve
them, and let not the assembly be burdened, that those really widows it ...
/b/believer.htm - 11k

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Relieve (14 Occurrences)

Romans 12:13
Relieve the necessities of God's people; always practise hospitality.

2 Corinthians 9:12
For the service rendered in this sacred gift not only helps to relieve the wants of God's people, but it is also rich in its results and awakens a chorus of thanksgiving to God.

1 Timothy 5:16
If any man or woman who believes has widows, let them relieve them, and don't let the assembly be burdened; that it might relieve those who are widows indeed.

Leviticus 25:35
And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.

Deuteronomy 23:12
You shall have a place also outside of the camp, where you shall go forth abroad:
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 23:13
and you shall have a paddle among your weapons; and it shall be, when you sit down abroad, you shall dig therewith, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you:
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 24:3
He came to the sheep pens by the way, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were abiding in the innermost parts of the cave.

Job 16:5
but I would strengthen you with my mouth. The solace of my lips would relieve you.

Psalms 25:17
The troubles of my heart are enlarged. Oh bring me out of my distresses.
(See RSV)

Psalms 143:1
A Psalm by David. Hear my prayer, Yahweh. Listen to my petitions. In your faithfulness and righteousness, relieve me.

Isaiah 1:17
Learn to do well. Seek justice. Relieve the oppressed. Judge the fatherless. Plead for the widow."

Lamentations 1:11
All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O LORD, and consider; for I am become vile.

Lamentations 1:16
For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.

Lamentations 1:19
I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.



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