What does Thigh mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
שׁ֣וֹק leg 8
שׁ֥וֹק leg 3
יָרֵ֣ךְ thigh 2
יֶ֥רֶךְ thigh 2
יָרֵ֑ךְ thigh 2
μηρὸν thigh. 1
יְרֵכָ֑הּ thigh 1
שׁ֖וֹק leg 1
יְרֵכ֔וֹ thigh 1
יָרֵ֖ךְ thigh 1
יְרֵכֵךְ֙ thigh 1
יֶ֣רֶךְ thigh 1
יָרֵֽךְ thigh 1
יְרֵכִ֑י thigh 1
הַיָּרֵ֔ךְ thigh 1
יְרֵכִֽי thigh 1
וּכְשׁ֥וֹק leg 1

Definitions Related to Thigh

H7785


   1 leg, Thigh.
      1a of man; specifically the lower leg (calf) as opposed to the Thigh.
      1b of sacrificial animal; specifically the Thigh, upper leg, hind leg, as the portion eaten.
      

H3409


   1 Thigh, side, loin, base.
      1a Thigh.
         1a1 outside of Thigh (where sword was worn).
         1a2 loins (as the seat of procreative power).
      1b side (flank) (of object).
      1c base.
      

G3382


   1 Thigh.
   

Frequency of Thigh (original languages)

Frequency of Thigh (English)

Dictionary

Holman Bible Dictionary - Thigh
The side of the lower torso and the upper part of the leg. Sometimes the reference is simply physical (Judges 3:16 ; Psalm 45:3 ; Song of Song of Solomon 3:8 ; Song of Song of Solomon 7:1 ). More often Scripture regards the thigh as the seat of vital functions, especially procreation. English translations often obscure this connection. The Hebrew text of Genesis 46:26 ; Exodus 1:5 ; and Judges 8:30 gives the thighs (KJV loins) as the source of offspring. Marital infidelity was punishable by “the falling away of the thigh,” that is, by failure of the reproductive system ( Numbers 5:16-21 ). In the Patriarchal period, oaths were taken by placing a hand “under the thigh,” a veiled reference to the reproductive organs. (The English terms testify and testes witness a similar relation.) The action perhaps represents the calling of one's descendants as witnesses of the oath. When the “stranger” at Peniel did not prevail against Jacob, he touched Jacob in the hollow of his thigh, leaving him limping ( Genesis 32:25-32 ). Jacob escaped the struggle broken but unbowed. Slapping the thigh indicated sorrow, shame, or remorse (Jeremiah 31:19 ; Ezekiel 21:12 ). The thigh was among the portions of the sacrifice going to the priests (Leviticus 7:32-34 ; Leviticus 10:14 ; compare 1 Samuel 9:24 where Samuel honored Saul with this portion.)
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Thigh
THIGH (Heb. yârçk , Gr. mçros ). The hollow of Jacob’s thigh was strained as he wrestled at Peniel ( Genesis 32:25 ), and to this is attributed the Jewish custom (enjoined in the Mishna) of not eating ‘the sinew of the hip’ ( Genesis 32:32 ). On the thigh the sword was girded ( Exodus 32:27 , Psalms 45:3 , Song of Solomon 3:8 ); Ehud’s on the right thigh because he was left-handed ( Judges 3:16 ; Judges 3:21 ). Under the jealousy ordeal the woman’s thigh falls away if she has been guilty of adultery ( Numbers 5:21 ff.). To smite ‘hip and thigh’ (lit. ‘leg upon thigh’) is a phrase denoting utter discomfiture accompanied by great slaughter ( Judges 15:8 ). Its origin is unknown, and its meaning much disputed. Is Jeremiah 31:19 and Ezekiel 21:12 smiting upon one’s thigh is a gesture of sorrow or terror. In Heb. (cf. AVm [1] ) of Genesis 46:25 , Exodus 1:5 , Judges 8:30 a man’s children are described as coming out of his thigh. This explains the oath taken by placing the hand under the thigh ( Genesis 24:2 ; Genesis 24:9 ; Genesis 47:29 ), a special sacredness being ascribed to the organs of generation. In NT ‘thigh’ occurs only in Revelation 19:16 , where perhaps the meaning is that the name was written on that part of the garment which covered the thigh.
J. C. Lambert.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Thigh
‘Thigh’ (μηρός) found in the NT only in Revelation 19:16, ‘on his garment and on his thigh a name written.’ There is considerable doubt as to the interpretation (see Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , s.v. ‘Thigh’), but the general view is that the second phrase limits the first, i.e. the name was written upon the outer garment where it falls over the thigh; or it may have been that the inscription was partly on the garment and partly on the thigh (or what covered it). It was customary to attach a legend of some sort to statues, equestrian and other, and to place this in a prominent position. See references in H. Alford, Greek Testament, iv.5 [1] 728, and in H. B. Swete, The Apocalypse of St. John 2, London, 1907, p. 255. In contrast to v. 12 this name is not cryptic.
W. Cruickshank.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Thigh
I pause at this word in order to notice the very remarkable custom, and of the highest antiquity, observed by the patriarchs, and which it is said is observed even now by some of the descendants of Abraham after the flesh, of swearing with the hand under the thigh. Thus we find Abraham desired his servant Eliezer to swear, concerning the taking a wife for his son. (Genesis 24:2) So in like manner Jacob caused his son Joseph to swear concerning burying him not in Egypt. (Genesis 47:29 etc.) It is remarkable however, that we do not, after these striking instances, meet with a like ceremony among the Israelites, of swearing by putting the hand under the thigh, though there is smiting, in token of shame and sorrow. (See Jeremiah 31:19)
Various have been the opinions of writers as to the intention and design of it. Some have supposed that the oath was to remind the person taking it, that he and the person demanding it, were both circumcised: so that it was pledging himself by the covenant relationship between them. Others carry the matter farther, and while supposing, as the former, that the oath had respect to this fraternity and relationship in one common covenant, they add to it a reference to the person, and the expectation of the Messiah as the head and substance of the covenant; and in confirmation of this opinion they refer to that passage, Genesis 46:26 where it is said that "all the souls which cause with Jacob into Egypt, came out of his loins," or, as the margin renders it, his thigh. By which I humbly conceive is meant, as still with an eye to the covenant, an interest in the Messiah. And if this should have been the allusion, what a blessed testimony doth it hold forth of the patriarch's esteem of the salvation by Jesus Christ, and of their faith and assurance concerning it! And why may we not suppose that that early song of the royal nuptial feast of Christ with his church, which was sung by the psalmist a thousand years before Christ's incarnation, had an eye to the same, when Jesus was called upon to gird himself with his sword upon his thigh? (Psalms 65:3) We lose numberless beauties of the holy Scriptures, in our ignorance of the customs and manners of the East. But if the loins and thigh in relation to Israel's seed were the same as we have seen, Genesis 46:26, surely the girding of Christ and the clothing of Christ may without violence he considered not unsimilar. And why may not the Lord be invocated as the most mighty, with his glory and majesty to gird himself upon the seed of his loins or thigh, as God the Father be heard claring concerning the whole seed of Christ, that he shall be clothed with them? "As I live, saith the Lord," speaking to his dear Son as Mediator, "thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all as with an ornament, and bind them on thee as a bride doth?" (Isaiah 49:19) But I add no more, the Lord pardon what I have already sold if I err.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Thigh
Psalm 45:3 (b) This expression is used to represent the almighty and active power of GOD in preparing for the judgment of His enemies. As the soldier girds on his sword and is ready for the battle, so the Psalmist asks GOD to prepare for the great day of the revelation of His majestic power.
Ezekiel 21:12 (c) We may use this type to illustrate the rather common practice of striking one's self upon the thigh, or the hip, or the leg, when in anger, or when insisting on some course of action.
Daniel 2:32 (b) Probably this represents the chronology of the kingdoms. The nation of Greece was to be the third after Nebuchadnezzar, even as the head is first, the breast is second, and the thigh is the third in the body.
Revelation 19:16 (b) This is indicative and symbolical of the mighty power and strength of the exalted CHRIST as He comes forth to rule and reign. The thigh, the place of strength and power in the body, is used to describe the strength and power of CHRIST when He comes to reign on the earth.
Webster's Dictionary - Thigh
(1):
(n.) The proximal segment of the hind limb between the knee and the trunk. See Femur.
(2):
(n.) The coxa, or femur, of an insect.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Thigh
The mode of taking an oath, alluded to in Genesis 24:2-9 47:29-31 , was significant of the swearer's obligation to obedience. Jacob's thigh was disabled by the Angel, to show the patriarch that his prevalence was through his faith and prayer, not through force, Genesis 32:25-31 . Smiting the thigh was a gesture of self-condemnation and grief, Jeremiah 31:19 Ezekiel 21:12 . Warriors wore their swords upon the left thigh, unless left-handed in readiness for use, Judges 3:15-21 Psalm 45:3 Song of Song of Solomon 3:8 ; so too they may have borne their names and titles, not only on their shields, but on their swords, or on the rove or mailed coat covering the thigh, Revelation 19:16 . "Hip and thigh," Judges 15:8 , seems to mean utterly and irrecoverably.
King James Dictionary - Thigh
THIGH, n. That part of men, quadrupeds and fowls, which is between the leg and the trunk.
As the word signifies, it is the thick part of the lower limbs.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Thigh
1: μηρός (Strong's #3382 — Noun Masculine — meros — may-ros' ) occurs in Revelation 19:16 ; Christ appears there in the manifestation of His judicial capacity and action hereafter as the executor of Divine vengeance upon the foes of God; His name is spoken of figuratively as being upon His "thigh" (where the sword would be worn; cp. Psalm 45:3 ), emblematic of His strength to tread down His foes, His action being the exhibition of His Divine attributes of righteousness and power.

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Femur - ) The Thigh bone. ) The proximal segment of the hind limb containing the Thigh bone; the Thigh
Thigh - Thigh (Heb. The hollow of Jacob’s Thigh was strained as he wrestled at Peniel ( Genesis 32:25 ), and to this is attributed the Jewish custom (enjoined in the Mishna) of not eating ‘the sinew of the hip’ ( Genesis 32:32 ). On the Thigh the sword was girded ( Exodus 32:27 , Psalms 45:3 , Song of Solomon 3:8 ); Ehud’s on the right Thigh because he was left-handed ( Judges 3:16 ; Judges 3:21 ). Under the jealousy ordeal the woman’s Thigh falls away if she has been guilty of adultery ( Numbers 5:21 ff. To smite ‘hip and Thigh’ (lit. ‘leg upon Thigh’) is a phrase denoting utter discomfiture accompanied by great slaughter ( Judges 15:8 ). Is Jeremiah 31:19 and Ezekiel 21:12 smiting upon one’s Thigh is a gesture of sorrow or terror. ]'>[1] ) of Genesis 46:25 , Exodus 1:5 , Judges 8:30 a man’s children are described as coming out of his Thigh. This explains the oath taken by placing the hand under the Thigh ( Genesis 24:2 ; Genesis 24:9 ; Genesis 47:29 ), a special sacredness being ascribed to the organs of generation. In NT ‘thigh’ occurs only in Revelation 19:16 , where perhaps the meaning is that the name was written on that part of the garment which covered the Thigh
Thigh - Jacob's Thigh was disabled by the Angel, to show the patriarch that his prevalence was through his faith and prayer, not through force, Genesis 32:25-31 . Smiting the Thigh was a gesture of self-condemnation and grief, Jeremiah 31:19 Ezekiel 21:12 . Warriors wore their swords upon the left Thigh, unless left-handed in readiness for use, Judges 3:15-21 Psalm 45:3 Song of Song of Solomon 3:8 ; so too they may have borne their names and titles, not only on their shields, but on their swords, or on the rove or mailed coat covering the Thigh, Revelation 19:16 . "Hip and Thigh," Judges 15:8 , seems to mean utterly and irrecoverably
Ham - ) The Thigh of any animal; especially, the Thigh of a hog cured by salting and smoking
Thigh - ‘Thigh’ (μηρός) found in the NT only in Revelation 19:16, ‘on his garment and on his Thigh a name written. ‘Thigh’), but the general view is that the second phrase limits the first, i. the name was written upon the outer garment where it falls over the Thigh; or it may have been that the inscription was partly on the garment and partly on the Thigh (or what covered it)
Hip - The part of the body where the Thigh and torso connect. The Israelites commemorated this encounter by not eating the Thigh muscle on the hip socket (Genesis 32:32 ). To strike an enemy “hip and Thigh” (Judges 15:8 ) is to attack him fiercely (TEV) or viciously (NIV)
Merocele - ) Hernia in the Thigh; femoral hernia
Thigh - More often Scripture regards the Thigh as the seat of vital functions, especially procreation. The Hebrew text of Numbers 5:16-21 ; Exodus 1:5 ; and Judges 8:30 gives the Thighs (KJV loins) as the source of offspring. Marital infidelity was punishable by “the falling away of the Thigh,” that is, by failure of the reproductive system ( Genesis 46:26 ). In the Patriarchal period, oaths were taken by placing a hand “under the Thigh,” a veiled reference to the reproductive organs. When the “stranger” at Peniel did not prevail against Jacob, he touched Jacob in the hollow of his Thigh, leaving him limping ( Genesis 32:25-32 ). Slapping the Thigh indicated sorrow, shame, or remorse (Jeremiah 31:19 ; Ezekiel 21:12 ). The Thigh was among the portions of the sacrifice going to the priests (Leviticus 7:32-34 ; Leviticus 10:14 ; compare 1 Samuel 9:24 where Samuel honored Saul with this portion
Hough - The lower part of the Thigh the ham the joint of the hind leg of a beast that connects the Thigh with the leg
Shishak - Present of the bag; of the pot; of the Thigh
Ham - The inner or hind part of the knee the inner angle of the joint which unites the Thigh and the leg of an animal. The Thigh of a beast, particularly of a hog, whether salted and cured or not. But the word is more generally understood to mean the Thigh of a hog salted and dried in smoke
Leg - shôq , the leg, apparently including the Thigh, for which it stands in Exodus 29:22 ; Exodus 29:27 , Leviticus 7:32-34 ; Leviticus 8:25 f. ]'>[3] , correctly, ‘ Thigh . ’ The proverbial phrase ‘hip and Thigh,’ is literally ‘leg upon Thigh’ ( Judges 15:3 ), descriptive of the confusion of severed limbs
Precrural - ) Situated in front of the leg or Thigh; as, the precrural glands of the horse
Hip - The projecting part of an animal formed by the osilium or haunch bone the haunch, or the flesh that covers the bone and the adjacent parts the joint of the Thigh. ...
Hip and Thigh, complete overthrow or defeat
Enitocrural - ) Pertaining to the genital organs and the Thigh; - applied especially to one of the lumbar nerves
Biceps - ) A muscle having two heads or origins; - applied particularly to a flexor in the arm, and to another in the Thigh
Crural - ) Of or pertaining to the Thigh or leg, or to any of the parts called crura; as, the crural arteries; crural arch; crural canal; crural ring
Tasset - ) A defense for the front of the Thigh, consisting of one or more iron plates hanging from the belt on the lower edge of the corselet
Thigh - Thigh, n
Cotyloid - ) Shaped like a cup; as, the cotyloid cavity, which receives the head of the Thigh bone
Tulle - ) In plate armor, a suspended plate in from of the Thigh
Thigh - ...
Ezekiel 21:12 (c) We may use this type to illustrate the rather common practice of striking one's self upon the Thigh, or the hip, or the leg, when in anger, or when insisting on some course of action. The nation of Greece was to be the third after Nebuchadnezzar, even as the head is first, the breast is second, and the Thigh is the third in the body. The Thigh, the place of strength and power in the body, is used to describe the strength and power of CHRIST when He comes to reign on the earth
Leg - The upper leg or Thigh was regarded as the one of the choicest parts of a sacrifice and was reserved for the priests (Leviticus 7:32-34 )
Saphenous - ) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the saphenous veins; as, the saphenous nerves; the saphenous opening, an opening in the broad fascia of the Thigh through which the internal saphenous vein passes
Servants Godìs: Their Ruling Motive - And it makes a difference, now and ever, believe me, whether you serve him who has on his vesture and Thigh written, 'King of kings,' and whose service is perfect freedom; or him on whose vesture and Thigh the name is written, 'Slave of slaves,' and whose service is perfect slavery
Twister - ) The inner part of the Thigh, the proper place to rest upon when on horseback
Hamstring - ) One of the great tendons situated in each side of the ham, or space back of the knee, and connected with the muscles of the back of the Thigh
Sciatica - ) Neuralgia of the sciatic nerve, an affection characterized by paroxysmal attacks of pain in the buttock, back of the Thigh, or in the leg or foot, following the course of the branches of the sciatic nerve
Knee - In anatomy, the articulation of the Thigh and leg bones
Thigh - I pause at this word in order to notice the very remarkable custom, and of the highest antiquity, observed by the patriarchs, and which it is said is observed even now by some of the descendants of Abraham after the flesh, of swearing with the hand under the Thigh. ) It is remarkable however, that we do not, after these striking instances, meet with a like ceremony among the Israelites, of swearing by putting the hand under the Thigh, though there is smiting, in token of shame and sorrow. Others carry the matter farther, and while supposing, as the former, that the oath had respect to this fraternity and relationship in one common covenant, they add to it a reference to the person, and the expectation of the Messiah as the head and substance of the covenant; and in confirmation of this opinion they refer to that passage, Genesis 46:26 where it is said that "all the souls which cause with Jacob into Egypt, came out of his loins," or, as the margin renders it, his Thigh. And if this should have been the allusion, what a blessed testimony doth it hold forth of the patriarch's esteem of the salvation by Jesus Christ, and of their faith and assurance concerning it! And why may we not suppose that that early song of the royal nuptial feast of Christ with his church, which was sung by the psalmist a thousand years before Christ's incarnation, had an eye to the same, when Jesus was called upon to gird himself with his sword upon his Thigh? (Psalms 65:3) We lose numberless beauties of the holy Scriptures, in our ignorance of the customs and manners of the East. But if the loins and Thigh in relation to Israel's seed were the same as we have seen, Genesis 46:26, surely the girding of Christ and the clothing of Christ may without violence he considered not unsimilar. And why may not the Lord be invocated as the most mighty, with his glory and majesty to gird himself upon the seed of his loins or Thigh, as God the Father be heard claring concerning the whole seed of Christ, that he shall be clothed with them? "As I live, saith the Lord," speaking to his dear Son as Mediator, "thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all as with an ornament, and bind them on thee as a bride doth?" (Isaiah 49:19) But I add no more, the Lord pardon what I have already sold if I err
Crus - ) That part of the hind limb between the femur, or Thigh, and the ankle, or tarsus; the shank
Thigh - 1: μηρός (Strong's #3382 — Noun Masculine — meros — may-ros' ) occurs in Revelation 19:16 ; Christ appears there in the manifestation of His judicial capacity and action hereafter as the executor of Divine vengeance upon the foes of God; His name is spoken of figuratively as being upon His "thigh" (where the sword would be worn; cp
Arms - ) The legs of a hawk from the Thigh to the foot
Acetabulum - ) The bony cup which receives the head of the Thigh bone
Knee - ) The joint, or region of the joint, between the Thigh and leg
Israel (Personal Name) - Afterwards, Jacob was a changed person, limping on a damaged Thigh, with new food regulations, and with a new experience of God that influenced the way he lived
Roin - ) The line between the lower part of the abdomen and the Thigh, or the region of this line; the inguen
Roin - ) The line between the lower part of the abdomen and the Thigh, or the region of this line; the inguen
Pithecanthropus - These bones include a Thigh bone of the human type, two molar teeth intermediate between those of man and the anthropoids, and the calvaria of the skull, indicating a brain capacity of about 900 cubic centimeters, and resembling in form that of the Neanderthal man
Leg - The limb of an animal, used in supporting the body and in walking and running properly, that part of the limb from the knee to the foot, but in a more general sense, the whole limb, including the Thigh, the leg and the foot
Circumflex - ) Curved circularly; - applied to several arteries of the hip and Thigh, to arteries, veins, and a nerve of the shoulder, and to other parts
Ammon - ) The buttock or Thigh of a hog, salted and smoked or dried; the lower end of a flitch
Name - "And upon his Thigh a name written. They were made on the garment, or on one of the Thighs, and several ancient statues have been discovered, with inscriptions of one or two lines, written sometimes horizontally and sometimes perpendicularly, both on the inside and outside of the Thigh, and sometimes upon both Thighs
Bolster - In sadlery, a part of a saddle raised upon the bows or hinder part, to hold the rider's Thigh
Right Hand - 3:16 the word is used of one’s Thigh (literally, “thigh of the right hand”): “But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment upon his right Thigh. 29:22 with a Thigh
Name - Of the Messiah it is said, "And he hath on his vesture and on his Thigh a name written, King of kings, and Lord of lords," Revelation 19:16 . There are several such images yet extant, with an inscription written either on the garment, or one of the Thighs. " Gruter has published a naked statue made of marble, and supposed to represent the genius either of some Roman emperor, or of Antinous, who was deified by Hadrian, with an inscription on the inside of the right Thigh, written perpendicularly in Roman letters, and containing the names of three persons. But Bonarota takes one of them for an image of Apollo, which has a chain round the neck, a garment wrapped over the right arm, and a bracelet on the left, with half boots on the legs; the rest of the body being naked has an Etrurian inscription written downward in two lines on the inside of the left Thigh. The other figure has the lower part of the body clothed in a loose vestment, with an inscription upon it over the right Thigh, perpendicularly written in Roman letters, which Bonarota has thus expressed in a more distinct manner than they appear in Montfaucon: POMPONIO VIRIO I. It is drawn in two views, one exhibiting the back and the other the fore part of the body, the latter of which has in Greek letters, ΚΑΦΙΣΟΔΟΡΟΣ for ΚΑΦΙΣΟΔΩΡΟΣ , perpendicularly inscribed on the outside of the left Thigh; and the former the name ΑΙΣΧΛΑΜΙΟΥ in the like characters and situation on the right Thigh; these together make one inscription, signifying Caphisodorus filius Aeschamii
Ehud - He girt on" his right Thigh" where its presence would never be suspected, the left being the sword side and where to his left hand it would be most convenient
Abstinence - ) The Jews also abstained from the sinew which is upon the hollow of the Thigh, Genesis 32:25 ; because of the shrinking of the sinew of Jacob's Thigh when touched by the angel, as though by that the part had been made sacred
Fillet - The fleshy part of the Thigh applied to veal as a fillet of veal
Adjure - word for a Thigh, cp
Abstinence - "The children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the Thigh, unto this day, because the angel touched the hollow of Jacob's Thigh in the sinew that shrank" (Genesis 32:32); modern Jews, therefore, abstain from the whole hind quarter
Bone - ) One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a rib or a Thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any fragment of bony substance
Ephod - It was worn above the tunic and the robe, was without sleeves, and open below the arms on each side, consisting of two pieces, one of which covered the front of the body and the other the back, joined together on the shoulders by golden buckles set with gems, and reaching down to the middle of the Thigh
Arms - ...
In falconry, arms are the legs of a hawk from the Thigh to the foot
Hook - ) The projecting points of the Thigh bones of cattle; - called also hook bones
Palm (of Hand) - First, it is used of a Thigh joint: “And when he [2] saw that he prevailed not against him [3], he touched the hollow of his Thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s Thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him” ( ad'Der - Bruce compelled a specimen to scratch eighteen pigeons upon the Thigh as quickly as possible, and they all died in nearly the same interval of time
Oath - Putting the hand under the Thigh of the person to whom the promise was made
Bitter Water - At this point the woman took an oath: if she was innocent, the water would not harm her; if she was guilty, then her “thigh would rot” and her “body swell
Ape-Men - , the famous Java man, or pithecanthropus erectus (erect ape-man), determined from the top part of a skull, a Thigh bone, and two molar teeth (which may not have belonged to the same individual), and the Heidelberg man built up from a jaw
Gier Eagle - " He farther says, that "this female vulture, having hatched her young ones, continues with them one hundred and twenty days, providing them with all necessaries; and, when the stock of food fails them, she tears off the fleshy part of her Thigh, and feeds them with that and the blood which flows from the wound
Oath, - (Genesis 14:22 ; Leviticus 24:14 ; 17:7; Isaiah 3:7 ) ...
Putting the hand under the Thigh of the person to whom the Promise was made
Tooth - When a forgotten promise or matter of neglected duty is suddenly recollected, or it is discovered that a grave mistake has been committed, Orientals indicate their feeling of annoyance and regret by slapping the hand on the Thigh (Jeremiah 31:19, Ezekiel 21:12), and by thrusting the knuckle of the forefinger into the mouth, as if instinctively seeking something on which to press and clench the teeth
Touch - …” This illustrates the common meaning of physical touch involving various kinds of objects: Jacob’s Thigh was “touched” by the man at Jabbok ( Oath - A person might, in swearing an oath, raise one hand above the head or, if swearing to another, place one hand under the other person’s Thigh (Genesis 24:2-3; Deuteronomy 32:40)
Mourning - Noisy, violent, and demonstrative in the East as it is among the Irish, Highlanders, and Welsh; beating the breast or the Thigh (Ezekiel 21:12), cutting the flesh (Jeremiah 16:6), weeping with a loud cry, wearing dark colored garments, hiring women as professional mourners (Ecclesiastes 12:5; Matthew 9:23; Amos 5:16),"skillful in lamentation" (Jeremiah 9:17), singing elegies, having funeral feasts and the cup of consolation (Jeremiah 16:7-8)
Dancing - Yea, the Holy Ghost hath testified of certain instances where "smiting the Thigh, and stamping the foot," have been observed as solemn tokens towards the Lord
Hand - To put the hand under the Thigh of one to whom a vow was made, constituted a binding form of oath ( Genesis 24:2 ; Genesis 47:29 )
Armor - It was carried in a sheath, 1 Samuel 17:51; 2 Samuel 20:8; 1 Chronicles 21:27, slung by a girdle, 1 Samuel 25:13, and resting upon the Thigh, Psalms 45:3; Judges 3:16, or upon the hips, 2 Samuel 20:8
Arms - It was carried in a sheath, 1 Samuel 17:51; 2 Samuel 20:8; 1 Chronicles 21:27, slung by a girdle, 1 Samuel 25:13, and resting upon the Thigh, Psalms 45:3; Judges 3:16, or upon the hips, 2 Samuel 20:8
Arms, Armor - It was carried in a sheath, ( 1 Samuel 17:51 ; 2 Samuel 20:8 ; 1 Chronicles 21:27 ) slung by a girdle, (1 Samuel 25:13 ) and resting upon the Thigh, (Psalm 45:3 ; Judges 3:16 ) or upon the hips
Arms - It was worn on the Thigh, Psalms 45:4 ; Exodus 32:27 ; and, it should seem, on the left Thigh; for it is particularly mentioned that Ehud put a dagger or short sword under his garments on his right Thigh, Judges 3:16
Hero - The king is described as a “hero”: “Gird thy sword upon thy Thigh, O most Mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty” ( Oath - Several acts are alluded to as accompaniments of an oath; as putting the hand under the Thigh, Genesis 24:2 47:29 ; and raising the hand towards heaven, Genesis 14:22,23 Deuteronomy 32:40 Revelation 10:5
Maximus, Bishop of Jerusalem - 12) that of Maximian—in which he had lost one eye and had the sinews of one arm and one Thigh severed while still serving as a presbyter at Jerusalem
Oaths - putting the hand under the Thigh; the organ of generation was regarded as peculiarly holy by the Hebrews
Hand, Right Hand - Placing the hand under the patriarch's Thigh forms part of the oath that his servant makes to Abraham (Genesis 24:2,9 )
Oath - ...
Putting the hand under the Thigh of the superior to whom the oath was taken in sign of subjection and obedience (Aben Ezra): Genesis 24:2; Genesis 47:29; or else because the hip was the part from which the posterity issued (Genesis 46:26) and the seat of vital power
King, Christ as - We find the culmination of this theme with the Lord seated on a throne, His enemies being made subject to Him and a new name given: “On his vesture and on his Thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:16 )
Touch - He touched the hollow of his Thigh
Lord - ” 'Âdôn basically describes the one who occupies the position of a “master” or “lord” over a slave or servant: “And the servant put his hand under the Thigh of Abraham his master …” ( Oath - Among the Jews, also, an oath of fidelity was taken by the servant's putting his hand under the Thigh of his lord, Genesis 24:2
Kiss - " (Hosea 13:2)...
Besides the actions of kissing to imply the most complete adoration, we find among the orientals the act of kissing the hand, together with the corresponding action of bending the knee, smiting on the Thigh, and the like, intended as expressive altogether of the most implicit subjection and reverence
Oath - ) Amongst the Jews, also, an oath of fidelity was taken by the servant's putting his hand under the Thigh of his lord, Gen_24:2
Sex, Biblical Teaching on - Euphemisms and circumlocutions are used in referring to the body's private parts (Deuteronomy 28:57 , “feet”; Genesis 24:2 , “loins” or “thigh”)
Arms - It was carried in a sheath, slung by a girdle, resting upon the Thigh (Psalms 45:3; 2 Samuel 20:8)
Sacrifice And Offering - In connexion with sacrifice, however, it denotes certain portions ‘taken or lifted off’ from the rest and assigned to the priests as their due, in particular the ‘heave Thigh’ ( Leviticus 7:34 RV [3] ), or ‘the Thigh of the heave offering’ ( Exodus 29:27 f
Hand - Proverbs 17 ...
Putting the hand under the Thigh, was an ancient ceremony used in swearing
Clean And Unclean - Finally, the abstinence from eating the sinew of the Thigh, which in Genesis 32:32 is explained by a reference to the story of Jacob, may have originated in the idea that the Thigh was the centre of the reproductive functions
Mill - Take the mill stones, and grind meal; uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the Thigh, pass over the rivers,"...
Isaiah 47:1-2
Adultery - " The priest then wrote the terms of the law in this form:—"If a strange man hath not come near you, and you are not polluted by forsaking the bed of your husband, these bitter waters, which I have cursed, will not hurt you: but if you have polluted yourself by coming near to another man, and gone astray from your husband,—may you be accursed of the Lord, and become an example for all his people; may your Thigh rot, and your belly swell till it burst; may these cursed waters enter into your belly, and being swelled therewith, may your Thighs putrefy
Elijah - His very Thighbones were twisted and torn out of their sockets, and his strongest sinews snapped like so many silly threads. Esau, also, often halted upon his Thigh
Bible, Authority of the - It is supremely challenged by a creature of his own making in Genesis 3 : "Yea, hath God said ?" asks the serpent of the woman (3:1 KJV), and the question reverberates down through the centuries that follow, all the way to the Book of Revelation, where the Almighty God "hath on his vesture and on his Thigh a name written, king of kings and lord of lords, " and "death and hell were cast into the lake of fire
Sacrifice And Offering - The priest received the breast and the right Thigh (Leviticus 7:28-36 ), but the offerer was given much of the meat to have a meal of celebration (Leviticus 7:11-21 )
Neology - " Jacob wrestled with the angel "in a dream;" and a rheumatic pain in his Thigh during sleep suggested the incident, in his dream of the angel touching the sinew of his Thigh
Paul Apprehended of Christ Jesus - ...
Gird Thy sword upon Thy Thigh, O Most Mighty, with Thy glory and Thy majesty
Jacob - His Thigh was sprained in the contest; but since his will was so fixed that he simply would not be refused, the blessing came with the daybreak ( Genesis 32:28 )
Jacob - Jacob's Thigh was out of joint, and our Lord's sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground
Jacob - ) His "strength" was conscious weakness constraining him, when his Thigh was put out of joint and he could put forth no effort of his own, to hang upon Him; teaching us the irresistible might of conscious weakness hanging on Almighty strength (Job 23:6; Isaiah 27:5; Genesis 27:29; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
Priests And Levites - (2) Of peace-offerings the breast and the Thigh, which might be eaten by any of the priest’s family, the sacrificial act consisting in their first being ‘waved’ or ‘heaved’ respectively ( Numbers 18:11 , Leviticus 7:30-34 )
Joshua - And we see Him in the thick and at the head of many a bloody battle all down the ages, till at last we are let see Him clothed with a vesture dipped in blood, and on His vesture and on His Thigh a name written, King of kings, and Lord of lords
Offerings And Sacrifices - 29-31; the noun derives from the Hebrew verb, "to wave") and the right Thigh of the "contribution" to the particular priest who officiated at the offering of the particular peace offering (vv
Simon Magus - But in answer to Peter’s prayers he fell, broke his Thigh, and was taken to Terracina, where he died