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King James Dictionary

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Greek - arise
Greek - arise, arises
Greek - arise, arises
Greek - arise
Greek - arise
Greek - arise, arisen, arises
Greek - arise, arises
Hebrew - arise
Hebrew - arise, arisen
Hebrew - arise early, arisen early
Hebrew - arise, arise and let us go, arisen, arises
Hebrew - arise
Hebrew - arise
Hebrew - arise
Hebrew - arise
Hebrew - arise, arises

ARI'SE, v.i. s as z pret. arose; pp. arisen; Heb.

1. To ascend, mount up or move to a higher place; as, vapors arise from humid places.
2. To emerge from below the horizon; as, the sun or a star arises or rises.
3. To get out of bed; to leave the place or state of rest; or to leave a sitting or lying posture.

The king arose early and went to the den. Dan. 6.

4. To begin; to spring up; to originate.

A persecution arose about Stephen. Act. 11.

5. To revive from death; to leave the grave.

Many bodies of saints arose. Math. 27.

Figuratively, to wake from a state of sin and stupidity; to repent.

Arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee life.

Eph. 5.

6. To begin to act; to exert power; to move from a state of inaction.
7. To appear, or become known; to become visible, sensible or operative.

To you shall the sun of righteousness arise. Math. 4.

8. To be put in motion; to swell or be agitated; as, the waves arose.
9. To be excited or provoked; as, the wrath of the king shall arise.
10. To emerge from poverty, depression or distress.

By whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. Amos 7.

11. To appear in a particular character; to enter upon an office.

There arose a new king who knew not Joseph. Ex. 1.

12. To begin sedition, insurrection, or mutiny; as, the men arose, or rose upon their officers.
13. To invade, assault or begin hostility; followed by against.

When he arose against me, I caught him by the beard.

1Sam. 17.

In this sense, the word against really belongs to the verb, and is necessary to give it this meaning. See Rise, another form of this verb, which has the same signification, and is more generally used in popular language.

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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 'Arise'". "King James Dictionary".


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