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Betimes

Betimes

Early; quickly.

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him BETIMES. ( Proverbs 13:24 )

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

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

BETIMES

be-timz':

In the sense of "early" is the translation of two Hebrew words:

(1) shakham, a root meaning "to incline the shoulder to a load," hence "to load up," "start early":

in Genesis 26:31 "they rose up betimes in the morning," also in 2 Chronicles 36:15 (the American Standard Revised Version "early");

(2) of shachar, a root meaning "to dawn" in Job 8:5; 24:5, the American Standard Revised Version "diligently," and in Proverbs 13:24, "chasteneth him betimes."

In the Apocrypha (Sirach 6:36) "betimes" is the translation of orthizo, literally, "to rise early in the morning," while in Bel and the Dragon verse 16 the same word is translated "betime."

In other cases the King James Version "betimes" appears as "before the time" (Sirach 51:30); "early" (1 Macc 4:52; 11:67); "the mourning" (1 Macc 5:30).

Arthur J. Kinsella


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