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King James Dictionary

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Greek - distress, distresses
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Hebrew - cry of distress
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Hebrew - distress

DISTRESS, n. See Stress.

1. The act of distraining; the taking of any personal chattel from a wrong-doer, to answer a demand, or procure satisfaction for a wrong committed.
2. The thing taken by distraining; that which is seized to procure satisfaction.

A distress of household goods shall be impounded under cover. If the lessor does not find sufficient distress on the premises, &c.

3. Extreme pain; anguish of body or mind; as, to suffer great distress from the gout, or from the loss of near friends.
4. Affliction; calamity; misery.

On earth distress of nations. Luke 21.

5. A state of danger; as a ship in distress, from leaking, loss of spars, or want of provisions or water, &c.


1. To pain; to afflict with pain or anguish; applied to the body or the mind. Literally, to press or strain.
2. To afflict greatly; to harass; to oppress with calamity; to make miserable.

Distress not the Moabites. Deuteronomy 2.

We are troubled on every side, but not distressed. 2 Corinthians 4.

3. To compel by pain or suffering.

There are men who can neither be distressed nor won into a sacrifice of duty.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

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


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