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Kindred

Kindred

Tribe; family.

The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the KINDREDS of the nations shall worship before thee. For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations. ( Psalm 22:26-28 )

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

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

KINDRED

kin'-dred:

Several words are rendered "kindred" in the King James Version. 'ach, "brother," was used loosely among Hebrews for a member of the same tribe or family, a relative; and is once translated "kindred" (1 Chronicles 12:29 the King James Version). Once also somewhat loosely as the translation of modha`ath, literally, "acquaintance" (Ruth 3:2; compare same root in 2:1, rendered "kinsman"); once, for the, figurative expression, "men of thy redemption" (ge'ullah, referring to the law of the redemption of land by kinsmen, Leviticus 25:25). The two most common words for kindred are: (1) moledheth, "related by birth" (Genesis 12:1; 24:4,7; 31:3,13; 32:9; 43:7; Numbers 10:30; Esther 2:10,20; 8:6); (2) mishpachah, "family" (Genesis 24:38,40,41; Joshua 6:23; Ruth 2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:28; Job 32:2; Psalms 22:27; 96:7).

In the New Testament (several times), genos, "kindred by birth," so, of same family, tribe or race (Acts 4:6; 7:13,19 the Revised Version (British and American) "race"); so also suggeneia (Luke 1:61; Acts 7:3,14). In the King James Version phule, "tribe," rendered "kindred" (Revelation 1:7; 5:9; 7:9; 11:9; 13:7; 14:6), but better "tribe" as in the Revised Version (British and American). patria, rendered "kindred" in Acts 3:25, is better "families," as in the Revised Version (British and American).

Edward Bagby Pollard


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