Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Careless; Carelessly

CARELESS; CARELESSLY

kar'-les, kar'-les-li:

These words always mean, "without anxiety," the confidence springing from a sense of security. There is both the verb baTach, "he trusted," and the noun beTach, "Ye careless daughters" (the Revised Version, margin "confident") (Isaiah 32:9-11). People dwelt careless ("in security" the Revised Version (British and American), the American Standard Revised Version, Judges 18:7); "careless Ethiopians" (Ezekiel 30:9). "Thou that dwellest carelessly" ("sittest securely" the Revised Version (British and American), the American Standard Revised Version, Isaiah 47:8). "Thou that dwellest carelessly" ("securely" the Revised Version (British and American), the American Standard Revised Version, "confidently" King James Version, margin, Ezekiel 39:6). "The city that dwelt carelessly" (Zechariah 2:15). the American Standard Revised Version and the Revised Version (British and American) add bazah, "he despised," using the participle in "He that is careless of his ways shall die," "despiseth" the King James Version, the American Revised Version, margin, the Revised Version, margin (Proverbs 19:16).

G. H. Trever


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CARELESS; CARELESSLY'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.