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Loftily; Loftiness; Lofty

LOFTILY; LOFTINESS; LOFTY

lof'-ti-li, lof'-ti-nes:

The first form is only in Psalms 73:8, where it means "haughtily," as if from on high. The second is found only in Jeremiah 48:29, where the loftiness of Moab also means his haughtiness, his groundless self-conceit.

Lofty likewise means '"haughty," "lifted up" (compare Psalms 131:1; Isaiah 2:11; Proverbs 30:13). In Isaiah 26:5 it refers to a self-secure and boastful city. In 57:15 it is used in a good sense of God who really is high and supreme. Isaiah uses the word more than all the other sacred writers put together.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'LOFTILY; LOFTINESS; LOFTY'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.