To gather together.

And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to BESTOW my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I BESTOW all my fruits and my goods. ( Luke 12:16-18 )

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

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



The seven Hebrew words rendered by this term variously mean "to put" or "place," "to give"; "do," "deposit," as e.g. to locate chariots and horsemen in cities (1 Kings 10:26); or give a blessing (Exodus 32:29). Four Greek words so translated signify "to give," "to labor," "to feed," "to place around"; as sunago, "to stow away goods" (Luke 12:17); or psomizo, "give away" (1 Corinthians 13:3). The term has richest significance in expressing God's abundant gift of grace and love, didomi (2 Corinthians 8:1 the King James Version; 1 John 3:1).

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