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To compel.

And straightway Jesus CONSTRAINED his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. ( Matthew 14:22-23 )

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

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



Generally in the sense of pressing urgently (2 Kings 4:8; Luke 24:29; Acts 16:15), to impel or carry away (2 Corinthians 5:14); sometimes to be compelled of necessity (Job 32:18; Acts 28:19; compare Galatians 6:12).


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