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(0.40) (Gen 18:24)

tn Heb “lift up,” perhaps in the sense of “bear with” (cf. NRSV “forgive”).

(0.40) (Psa 62:10)

tn Heb “[as for] wealth, when it bears fruit, do not set [your] heart [on it].”

(0.40) (Pro 10:31)

tn Heb “bears wisdom.” The verb נוּב (nuv) means “to bear fruit.” It is used figuratively of the righteous; they produce wisdom and righteousness. The term חָכְמָה (khokhmah, “wisdom”) represents the “fruit” that the righteous bear: “they bear the fruit of wisdom” (BDB 626 s.v.).

(0.40) (Lam 3:10)

tn Heb “he is to me [like] a bear lying in wait.”

(0.40) (Zep 1:4)

tn Heb “name.” Here the “name” is figurative for the memory of those who bear it.

(0.40) (Rom 2:15)

tn Grk “their conscience bearing witness and between the thoughts accusing or also defending one another.”

(0.40) (1Co 14:4)

sn The Greek term builds (himself) up does not necessarily bear positive connotations in this context.

(0.40) (Heb 2:4)

tn Grk “God bearing witness together” (the phrase “with them” is implied).

(0.35) (1Sa 14:3)

tn Heb “bearing.” Many English versions understand this verb to mean “wearing” (cf. KJV, NAB, NASB, NIV, NLT).

(0.35) (Eze 23:49)

tn Heb “and the sins of your idols you will bear.” By extension it can mean the punishment for the sins.

(0.35) (Joe 2:11)

tn Heb “endure.” The MT and LXX read “endure,” while one of the Qumran manuscripts (4QXXIIc) has “bear.”

(0.35) (Mar 9:41)

tn Or “bear the Messiah’s”; both “Christ” (Greek) and “Messiah” (Hebrew and Aramaic) mean “one who has been anointed.”

(0.30) (Gen 4:13)

tn Heb “great is my punishment from bearing.” The preposition מִן (min, “from”) is used here in a comparative sense.

(0.30) (Exo 35:21)

tn The verb means “lift up, bear, carry.” Here the subject is “heart” or will, and so the expression describes one moved within to act.

(0.30) (Lev 7:18)

tn Heb “his iniquity he shall bear” (cf. Lev 5:1); NIV “will be held responsible”; NRSV “shall incur guilt”; TEV “will suffer the consequences.”

(0.30) (Num 30:9)

tn The Hebrew text says her vow “shall stand against her.” In other words, she must fulfill, or bear the consequences of, whatever she vowed.

(0.30) (2Sa 17:8)

tc The LXX (with the exception of the recensions of Origen and Lucian) repeats the description as follows: “Just as a female bear bereft of cubs in a field.”

(0.30) (Job 12:13)

sn A. B. Davidson (Job, 91) says, “These attributes of God’s [sic] confound and bring to nought everything bearing the same name among men.”

(0.30) (Pro 13:12)

sn Failure in realizing one’s hopes can be depressing or discouraging. People can bear frustration only so long (W. G. Plaut, Proverbs, 153).

(0.30) (Jer 14:7)

tn Or “bear witness against us,” or “can be used as evidence against us,” to keep the legal metaphor. Heb “testify against.”

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