Bestead

Bestead

the rendering in Isaiah 8:21 , where alone it occurs, of a Hebrew word meaning to oppress, or be in circumstances of hardship.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Bestead". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Bestead

Hard pressed; oppressed.

And they shall pass through it, hardly BESTEAD and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward. ( Isaiah 8:21 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Bestead'". A King James Dictionary.

BESTEAD

be-sted' (niqsheh, "caught in a snare," "entrapped"; as Judah hard pressed in their own land by the Assyrians (Isaiah 8:21 the King James Version)):

Found only here. Old English word steden meaning "place," hence, "set," "beset"; usually with "ill," "sorely bested." In the Revised Version (British and American) rendered "sore distressed."


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BESTEAD'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.