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King James Dictionary

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Greek - cleave
Greek - cleave
Greek - cleave unto
Hebrew - cleave, cleaved
Hebrew - cleave
Hebrew - cleave
Hebrew - cleave
Hebrew - cleave, cleaves
Hebrew - cleave
Hebrew - cleave
Hebrew - cleave
Hebrew - cleave

CLEAVE, v.i.

1. To stick; to adhere; to hold to.

My bones cleave to my skin. Ps. 102.

Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth. Ps. 137.

Cleave to that which is good. Rom. 12.

2. To unite aptly; to fit; to sit well on.
3. To unite or be united closely in interest or affection; to adhere with strong attachment.

A man shall leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife. Gen. 2. Math. 19.

Cleave to Jehovah your God. Josh. 23.

CLEAVE, v.t.

1. To part or divide by force; to split or rive; to open or serve the cohering parts of a body, by cutting or by the application of force; as, to cleave wood; to cleave a rock; to cleave the flood. Ps. 74.
2. To part or open naturally.

Every beast that cleaveth the cleft into two claws. Deut. 14.

CLEAVE, v.i. To part; to open; to crack; to separate, as parts of cohering bodies; as, the ground cleaves by frost.

The mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof. Zech. 14.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Cleave'". "King James Dictionary".


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