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Mollify

MOLLIFY

mol'-i-fi (from rakhakh, "to be soft"):

"To make soft," used in modern English only figuratively, as "His anger was mollified." English Versions of the Bible, however, uses the word literally in its two occurrences: Isaiah 1:6, "wounds, and bruises .... neither bound up, neither mollified with oil"; The Wisdom of Solomon 16:12, "mollifying plaister." Neither occurrence of the word is changed by the Revised Version (British and American).


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