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Fat; thick.

For this people's heart is waxed GROSS, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. ( Matthew 13:15 )

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

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


gros (`araphel):

Used twice with "darkness" in Isaiah 60:2; Jeremiah 13:16. In the New Testament the verb pachuno, "to make fat," is applied twice to "making gross" the heart (Matthew 13:15; Acts 28:27).


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