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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To climb a tree, pole, or the like, by embracing it with the arms and legs alternately. See Shin.

2. (n.) A large number or mass of small animals or insects, especially when in motion.

3. (n.) Especially, a great number of honeybees which emigrate from a hive at once, and seek new lodgings under the direction of a queen; a like body of bees settled permanently in a hive.

4. (n.) Hence, any great number or multitude, as of people in motion, or sometimes of inanimate objects; as, a swarm of meteorites.

5. (v. i.) To collect, and depart from a hive by flight in a body; -- said of bees; as, bees swarm in warm, clear days in summer.

6. (v. i.) To appear or collect in a crowd; to throng together; to congregate in a multitude.

7. (v. i.) To be crowded; to be thronged with a multitude of beings in motion.

8. (v. i.) To abound; to be filled (with).

9. (v. i.) To breed multitudes.

10. (v. t.) To crowd or throng.

Strong's Hebrew
6157. arob -- probably a swarm
... 6156, 6157. arob. 6158 . probably a swarm. Transliteration: arob Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-robe') Short Definition: swarms. ... divers sorts of flies, swarm. ...
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8317. sharats -- to swarm, teem
... 8316, 8317. sharats. 8318 . to swarm, teem. Transliteration: sharats Phonetic
Spelling: (shaw-rats') Short Definition: swarms. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/8317.htm - 6k

3654. ken -- gnat, gnats, a gnat swarm
... 3653b, 3654. ken. 3655 . gnat, gnats, a gnat swarm. Transliteration:
ken Phonetic Spelling: (kane) Short Definition: gnats. Word ...
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5712. edah -- congregation
... Word Origin from yaad Definition congregation NASB Word Usage assembly (5), band
(2), company (13), congregation (126), congregation's (1), herd (1), swarm (1 ...
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1373b. gobay -- locusts
... locusts. Transliteration: gobay or gobay Short Definition: locust-swarm. Word Origin
from the same as gebeh Definition locusts NASB Word Usage locust-swarm (1). ...
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7430. ramas -- to creep, move lightly, move about
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to creep, move lightly, move about NASB Word
Usage creep (1), creeps (7), moved (1), moves (6), prowl about (1), swarm (1). ...
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8318. sherets -- swarmers, swarming things
... creeping thing, moving creature. From sharats; a swarm, ie Active mass of minute
animals -- creep(-ing thing), move(-ing creature). see HEBREW sharats. ...
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Evil Thoughts.
... They came upon his servants, and the houses of the Egyptians were full of swarms
of flies, "and the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies." The ...
/.../the village pulpit volume ii trinity to advent/lvi evil thoughts.htm

The Cost of Being Cruel and Stubborn
... If you refuse to let them go, then I will afflict all your land with frogs; and
the Nile shall swarm with frogs which shall go up and come into your house ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/the cost of being cruel.htm

The Acceptance of the Christian Conception of Life Will Emancipate ...
... proof of its truth. Men in their present condition are like a swarm of
bees hanging in a cluster to a branch. The position of the ...
/.../tolstoy/the kingdom of god is within you/chapter ix the acceptance of.htm

Christ Teaching by Parables
... This is a point worth dwelling on, and so I will introduce to your notice here:
A SWARM OF BEES WORTH HIVING. ... Here is a swarm of between forty and fifty bees. ...
/.../newton/the life of jesus christ for the young/christ teaching by parables.htm

... 'How goodly,' he cries, 'are thy tents, oh Jacob, and thy camp, oh Israel.' He likens
them, not to the locust swarm, the sea flood, nor the forest fire, but to ...
/.../kingsley/discipline and other sermons/sermon i discipline.htm

Cautions against False Doctrine.
... beings who are in a little while to perish. A swarm of such evils has burst
in upon us. [1183] But ye have not "given place by subjection ...
/.../chapter ii cautions against false doctrine.htm

Book iv. --Of Marcion's Antitheses.
... These gifts of theirs, and says they are to Him. Unwelcome, while He chides a People
prest. With swarm of sin? [1563] Does He, the truthful, bid,. ...
/.../book iv of marcions antitheses.htm

Thoughts for the Clergy on the Amusement Question.
... loves. They throw off the shackles which youth hates. Our cities and villages
swarm with traps set expressly for them. Thousands ...
/.../vincent/amusement a force in christian training/thoughts for the clergy on.htm

Book Seven the Conversion to Neoplatonism. ...
... My heart cried out violently against all fantasms, [177] and with this one clear
certainty I endeavored to brush away the swarm of unclean flies that swarmed ...
/.../augustine/confessions and enchiridion/book seven the conversion to.htm

'the Angel Adjutant'
... But more than by anything concerning the men and women of this neighbourhood, one
is impressed by the swarm of dreggy children playing their poor little ...
/.../carpenter/the angel adjutant of twice born men/x the angel adjutant.htm

Swarm (26 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) Hence, any great number or multitude, as of people in motion, or sometimes
of inanimate objects; as, a swarm of meteorites. ...Swarm (26 Occurrences). ...
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Locust-swarm (1 Occurrence)
Locust-swarm. Locust's, Locust-swarm. Lod . Multi-Version Concordance
Locust-swarm (1 Occurrence). Amos 7:1 Thus hath ...
/l/locust-swarm.htm - 6k

Bee (1 Occurrence)
... Samson found a "swarm of bees" in the carcass of a lion he had slain (Judges
14:8). Wild bees are described as laying up honey in woods and in clefts of rocks ...
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Swarming (19 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swarm. Multi-Version Concordance
Swarming (19 Occurrences). Genesis 7:21 And all flesh ...
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Pontus (3 Occurrences)
... Miletus, "greatest of the Ionic towns," sent out its colonists, swarm after swarm,
up through the Bosphorus, and along the southern shore of the Black Sea. ...
/p/pontus.htm - 16k

Swarms (18 Occurrences)
... Genesis 1:20 God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and
let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky." (WEB JPS ASV DBY ...
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Creatures (83 Occurrences)
... Genesis 1:20 God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and
let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky." (WEB JPS ASV NAS ...
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Lod (4 Occurrences)

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Fly (33 Occurrences)
... like "d" or "z" or like th in "the"): The references in Psalms as well as in Exodus
are to the plague of flies, and the word `arobh is rendered "swarm of flies ...
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Creature (73 Occurrences)
... Genesis 1:20 God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and
let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky." (Root in WEB KJV ...
/c/creature.htm - 36k

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Swarm (26 Occurrences)

Genesis 1:20
God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky."

Genesis 1:21
God created the large sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good.

Genesis 7:21
And all flesh perished that moved upon the earth, both fowl, and cattle, and beast, and every swarming thing that swarmeth upon the earth, and every man;

Genesis 8:17
Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee of all flesh, both birds, and cattle, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

Genesis 9:7
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

Exodus 8:3
and the river shall swarm with frogs, which shall go up and come into your house, and into your bedchamber, and on your bed, and into the house of your servants, and on your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs:

Exodus 8:24
Yahweh did so; and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses: and in all the land of Egypt the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies.

Exodus 10:12
Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left."
(See NIV)

Exodus 10:14
The locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt. They were very grievous. Before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
(See RSV)

Leviticus 11:10
And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of all the living creatures that are in the waters, they are an abomination unto you,

Leviticus 11:29
And these are they which are unclean unto you among the swarming things that swarm upon the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the great lizard after its kinds,
(Root in JPS NAS RSV)

Leviticus 11:31
These are they which are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they are dead, shall be unclean until the even.

Leviticus 11:42
Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all fours, or whatsoever hath many feet, even all swarming things that swarm upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are a detestable thing.
(Root in JPS NAS RSV)

Leviticus 11:43
Ye shall not make yourselves detestable with any swarming thing that swarmeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby.
(Root in JPS NAS RSV)

Leviticus 11:44
For I am the LORD your God; sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy; for I am holy; neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of swarming thing that moveth upon the earth.
(Root in JPS NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 1:44
The Amorites, who lived in that hill country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even to Hormah.
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 14:19
And all winged swarming things are unclean unto you; they shall not be eaten.
(Root in JPS NIV)

Judges 14:8
After a while he returned to take her; and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion: and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey.

Psalms 105:31
He spoke, and swarms of flies came, and lice in all their borders.

Isaiah 33:4
And the goods taken in war will be got together like the massing of young locusts; men will be rushing on them like the rushing of locusts.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 12:12
Destroyers are come on all the bare heights in the wilderness; for the sword of Yahweh devours from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh has peace.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 51:14
Yahweh of Armies has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill you with men, as with the canker worm; and they shall lift up a shout against you.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 51:27
Set up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz: appoint a marshal against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough canker worm.
(See NIV)

Joel 1:4
What the swarming locust has left, the great locust has eaten. What the great locust has left, the grasshopper has eaten. What the grasshopper has left, the caterpillar has eaten.

Joel 2:25
I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the great locust, the grasshopper, and the caterpillar, my great army, which I sent among you.

Micah 2:12
I will surely assemble, Jacob, all of you; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as a flock in the midst of their pasture; they will swarm with people.



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Locust-swarm (1 Occurrence)

Bee (1 Occurrence)

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Pontus (3 Occurrences)

Swarms (18 Occurrences)

Creatures (83 Occurrences)

Lod (4 Occurrences)

Fly (33 Occurrences)

Creature (73 Occurrences)

Kneading-troughs (2 Occurrences)

Kneading (7 Occurrences)

Ovens (3 Occurrences)

Onto (22 Occurrences)

Lion's (14 Occurrences)

Locust's (1 Occurrence)

Locust (25 Occurrences)

Fill (126 Occurrences)

Frogs (14 Occurrences)

Flies (16 Occurrences)

Thing (4185 Occurrences)

Troughs (5 Occurrences)

Teem (4 Occurrences)

Expanse (18 Occurrences)

Detest (15 Occurrences)

Bowls (47 Occurrences)

Bring (1372 Occurrences)

Bees (5 Occurrences)

Bed-chamber (6 Occurrences)

Breed (6 Occurrences)

Bozrah (9 Occurrences)

Crowd (166 Occurrences)

Creeping (43 Occurrences)

Swarmed (3 Occurrences)

Swarest (4 Occurrences)


Sparrow (4 Occurrences)

Hornet (3 Occurrences)

Officials (229 Occurrences)

Throng (21 Occurrences)

Horde (8 Occurrences)

Carcass (30 Occurrences)

Fish (66 Occurrences)

Hawk (6 Occurrences)

Pen (16 Occurrences)

Souls (114 Occurrences)

Palace (194 Occurrences)

Animal (163 Occurrences)

Soul (554 Occurrences)

Across (172 Occurrences)

Lion (92 Occurrences)

Baal (94 Occurrences)

Bedchamber (6 Occurrences)

Waters (386 Occurrences)

Marry (48 Occurrences)

Later (89 Occurrences)

Honey (62 Occurrences)

Bondmen (117 Occurrences)

River (189 Occurrences)

Assemble (77 Occurrences)

Sky (278 Occurrences)

Games (2 Occurrences)

Bed (142 Occurrences)

Birds (125 Occurrences)

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