What does Vex mean in the Bible?


Webster's Dictionary - Vex
(v. i.) To be irritated; to fret.
(v. t.) To twist; to weave.
(v. t.) To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease.
(v. t.) To to/s back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Vex
1: ὀχλέω (Strong's #3791 — Verb — ochleo — okh-leh'-o ) "to disturb, trouble," is used in the Passive Voice, of being "troubled" by evil spirits, Acts 5:16 .
2: βασανίζω (Strong's #928 — Verb — basanizo — bas-an-id'-zo ) "to torment," is translated "vexed" in 2 Peter 2:8 . See TORMENT.
Notes: (1) In Luke 6:18 , the best texts have enochleo, RV, "troubled." See TROUBLE , B, No. 5. (2) In 2 Peter 2:7 , AV, kataponeo, "to wear down with toil," is translated "vexed." See DISTRESS B, No. 4. (3) In Acts 12:1 , AV, kakoo, "to afflict" (RV), is translated "to vex." See AFFLICT , No. 1. (4) For Matthew 17:15 , AV, "vexed," see GRIEVOUSLY , B, Note (2).
King James Dictionary - Vex
VEX, L. vexo.
1. To irritate to make angry by little provocations a popular use of the word. 2. To plague to torment to harass to afflict. Ten thousand torments vex my heart.
3. To disturb to disquiet to agitate. White curl the waves, and the vex'd ocean roars.
4. To trouble to distress. I will also vex the hearts of many people. Ezekiel 32 .
5. To persecute. Acts 12 . 6. To stretch, as by hooks. Not in use. VEX, To fret to be teased or irritated.

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Vex - Vex, L. Vexo. Ten thousand torments Vex my heart. White curl the waves, and the Vex'd ocean roars. I will also Vex the hearts of many people. Vex, To fret to be teased or irritated
Vexing - ) of Vex...
Belecture - ) To Vex with lectures; to lecture frequently
Displease - ) To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to Vex; - often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, Vex, irritate, or provoke
Vexingly - ) In a Vexing manner; so as to Vex, tease, or irritate
Warye - ) To curse; to curse; to execrate; to condemn; also, to Vex
Fash - ) Vexation; anxiety; care. ) To Vex; to tease; to trouble
Drecche - ) To Vex; to torment; to trouble
Molest - ) To trouble; to disturb; to render uneasy; to interfere with; to Vex
Vexed - ) Much debated or contested; causing discussion; as, a Vexed question. ) of Vex...
Rile - ) To stir up in feelings; to make angry; to Vex
Teen - ) To excite; to provoke; to Vex; to affict; to injure
Chagrin - ) Vexation; mortification. ) To be Vexed or annoyed. ) To excite ill-humor in; to Vex; to mortify; as, he was not a little chagrined
Cark - ) To Vex; to worry; to make by anxious care or worry
Crucify - ) To Vex or torment
Despite - ) To Vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously
Transgress - ) To offend against; to Vex
Perplex - ) To plague; to Vex; to tormen
Nettle - ...
NETTLE, To fret or sting to irritate or Vex to excite sensations of displeasure or uneasiness, not amounting to wrath or violent anger
Yearn - ) To pain; to grieve; to Vex
Tew - ) Hence, to beat; to scourge; also, to pull about; to maul; to tease; to Vex
Annoy - ) To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to tease; to ruffle in mind; to Vex; as, I was annoyed by his remarks. ) A feeling of discomfort or Vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling; as, to work annoy
Tease - ) To Vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to plague
Wry - ) To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to Vex
Disquiet - ...
DISQUIET, To disturb to deprive of peace, rest or tranquility to make uneasy or restless to harass the body to fret or Vex the mind
Cruelty - Barbarous deed any act of a human being which inflicts unnecessary pain any act intended to torment, Vex or afflict, or which actually torments or afflicts, without necessity wrong injustice oppression
Plague - ) That which smites, wounds, or troubles; a blow; a calamity; any afflictive evil or torment; a great trail or Vexation. : To Vex; to tease; to harass
Malice - ) Any wicked or mischievous intention of the mind; a depraved inclination to mischief; an intention to Vex, annoy, or injure another person, or to do a wrongful act without just cause or cause or excuse; a wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others; willfulness
Trouble - ) The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; Vexation; calamity. ) To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to Vex. ) That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or Vexation; that which afflicts
Torment - ) To tease; to Vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with importunities, or with petty annoyances. ) That which gives pain, Vexation, or misery
Anger - ango, to choke strangle, Vex whence angor, Vexation, anguish, the quinsy, angina. to strangle, to strain or draw together to Vex
Cruel - Disposed to give pain to others, in body or mind willing or pleased to torment, Vex or afflict inhuman destitute of pity, compassion or kindness fierce ferocious savage barbarous hardhearted applied to persons or their dispositions. Inhuman barbarous savage causing pain, grief or distress exerted in tormenting, Vexing or afflicting
Midian - Abraham's concubine, Keturah, brings forth, a son, whose descendants shall Vex Abraham's lawful heirs to great afflictions
Worry - ) To harass or beset with importunity, or with care an anxiety; to Vex; to annoy; to torment; to tease; to fret; to trouble; to plague. ) A state of undue solicitude; a state of disturbance from care and anxiety; Vexation; anxiety; fret; as, to be in a worry
Torture - ) To put to torture; to pain extremely; to harass; to Vex
Vex - ...
2: βασανίζω (Strong's #928 — Verb — basanizo — bas-an-id'-zo ) "to torment," is translated "vexed" in 2 Peter 2:8 . (2) In 2 Peter 2:7 , AV, kataponeo, "to wear down with toil," is translated "vexed. (3) In Acts 12:1 , AV, kakoo, "to afflict" (RV), is translated "to Vex. (4) For Matthew 17:15 , AV, "vexed," see GRIEVOUSLY , B, Note (2)
Crucify - To Vex or torment
Yearn - ...
YEARN, YERN, To pain to grieve to Vex
Toil - See PAIN , TORMENT , Vex
Harrow - ) To break or tear, as with a harrow; to wound; to lacerate; to torment or distress; to Vex
Satan - The most striking mention of Satan is in Job, where he appears among "the sons of God," This is in itself sufficient to prove the subordination of the powers of evil unto God and the permissive nature of sin, and that Satan has no authority to Vex save as God grants it
Curse - To injure to subject to evil to Vex, harass or torment with great calamities. Affliction torment great Vexation
Trouble - To tease to Vex to molest. Uneasiness Vexation. That which gives disturbance, annoyance or Vexation that which afflicts
Mid'Ian - The events at Shittim occasioned the injunction to Vex Midian and smite them
Exercise - ) To occupy the attention and effort of; to task; to tax, especially in a painful or Vexatious manner; harass; to Vex; to worry or make anxious; to affect; to discipline; as, exercised with pain
Fret - ) To be Vexed; to be chafed or irritated; to be angry; to utter peevish expressions. ) To tease; to irritate; to Vex
Fret - To tease to irritate to Vex to make angry. To be Vexed to be chafed or irritated to be angry to utter peevish expressions
Bore - ) To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to Vex; to annoy; to pester
Rebekah - Esau’s wives Vex her beyond measure
Day-Star - ...
‘Nor would I Vex my heart with grief or strife...
Though friend and lover Thou hast put afar,...
If I could see, through my worn tent of life...
The stedfast shining of Thy morning star’...
(Louise Chandler Moulton)
Afflict, Affliction - A — 1: κακόω (Strong's #2559 — Verb — kakoo — kak-o'-o ) is translated "afflict," in Acts 12:1 , RV (AV, "vex")
Proselyte - " He also observes that "the term proselytes of the gate is derived from an expression frequent in the Old Testament; namely, ‘the stranger that is within thy gates;' but I think it evident that the strangers were those Gentiles who were permitted to live among the Jews under certain restrictions, and whom the Jews were forbidden ‘to Vex or oppress,' so long as they live in a peaceable manner
Trouble - ...
B — 5: ἐνοχλέω (Strong's #1776 — Verb — enochleo — en-okh-leh'-o ) from en, "in," ochlos, "a throng, crowd," is used in Hebrews 12:15 of a root of bitterness; in Luke 6:18 (in the best texts; some have ochleo), RV, "were troubled" (AV, "were Vexed"). " ...
B — 7: σκύλλω (Strong's #4660 — Verb — skullo — skool'-lo ) primarily "to flay," hence, "to Vex, annoy" ("there was a time when the Greek, in thus speaking, compared his trouble to the pains of flaying alive," Moulton, Proleg
Evil, Evil-Doer - See AFFECT , AFFLICT , HARM , HURT , Vex
Discipline (2) - He felt the force of all the ills that Vex our human life
Siricius, Bishop of Rome - The pope was zealous against the Manicheans at Rome, where "he found Manicheans, whom he sent into exile, and provided that they should not communicate with the faithful, since it was not lawful to Vex the Lord's body with a polluted mouth" (Lib
Sanballat - Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not Vex Ephraim
Joab - They so struck in, made of God and kept of God for the very purpose, to tempt, and to Vex, and to humiliate, and to weaken, and to keep broken David's broken heart
Joshua - ...
A long time after Jehovah had given rest unto Israel from all foes, Joshua, now old, convened all Israel (Joshua 23) represented by their heads, judges, and officers, to either Timhath Serah his home or Shiloh the sanctuary, and exhorted them to love and serve Jehovah ("be ye very courageous to do all that is written in the law, turn not aside to the right or to the left," Joshua 23:6; the same as God had enjoined Himself, Joshua 1:7), constrained by His past benefits, His promises of future help, and His threats of leaving the nations to be snares, scourges, and thorns to Vex and destroy Israel in the event of apostasy
Lot - For Peter tells us in his Second Epistle that, when God turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, He delivered just Lot, Vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked. But, then, to read that only makes us stop and say and ask, Why did a man with a beginning like Lot, and with past experiences like Lot, why did he not rise up and leave a life, and a neighbourhood, and an occupation, and a companionship out of all which so much danger and so much Vexation of soul continually sprang? The reason was that he had invested in Sodom, as our merchants would say. And with all the Vexations that wrung his heart Lot could never make up his mind to be done with Sodom and Gomorrah for ever. I suppose there must be just men among ourselves who have chosen early in life, or who have inherited, or who have themselves built up a business, the partners in which, the questionable righteousness of which, nay, the not questionable unrighteousness of which, often Vexes their hearts far more than we know or would believe. Lot therefore is the father of all those men whose righteous souls are Vexed with the life they are leading, but who keep on enduring the Vexation. And Peter's New Testament point is this-that righteous men will go on enduring Vexation like that of Lot till the Lord Himself rises up and comes down to deliver them. Just what God will have to do to deliver your soul and mine from the things that so endanger our souls and so Vex them His time will tell
the Man Which Sowed Good Seed in His Field But His Enemy Came And Sowed Tares Among the Wheat - It is like those poisonous weeds in his best fields that so Vex the husbandman's heart
Law - The operation of this benevolence, thus solemnly required, was not to be confined to their own countrymen; it was to extend to the stranger, who, having renounced idolatry, was permitted to live among them, worshipping the true God, though without submitting to circumcision or the other ceremonial parts of the Mosaic law: "If a stranger," says the law, "sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not Vex him
Holy Ghost - " Could it be any attribute of God which said this, or could it be the doctrine of the Gospel? Finally, that the Holy Ghost is a person, and not an attribute, is proved by the use of masculine pronouns and relatives in the Greek of the New Testament, in connection with the neuter noun Πνευμα , Spirit, and also by many distinct personal acts being ascribed to him, as, "to come," "to go," "to be sent," "to teach," "to guide," "to...
comfort," "to make intercession," "to bear witness," "to give gifts," "dividing them to every man as he will," "to be Vexed," "grieved," and "quenched. Supreme majesty is also attributed to him, so that to "lie" to him, to "blaspheme" him, to "vex" him, to do him "despite," are sins, and as such render the offender liable to divine punishment