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Uttermost

UTTERMOST

ut'-er-most:

A pleonastic compound of a comparative ("utter"; compare "outer") and a superlative ("most"), in the King James Version used interchangeably with the ordinary superlative forms "utmost" (compare Matthew 12:42; Luke 11:31) and "outmost" (compare Exodus 26:4,10). The Revised Version (British and American) adds still another form, "outermost," in 2 Kings 7:5,8 (the King James Version "uttermost"). the Revised Version (British and American) has made a few changes to secure a more accurate translation (Jeremiah 9:26; Joel 2:20, etc.) or to give uniformity (Exodus 26:4; Matthew 5:26; 12:42, etc.), but for the most part has left the King James Version undisturbed.


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