Couch [S]

( Genesis 49:4 ; 1 Chronicles 5:1 ; Job 7:13 ; Psalms 6:6 , etc.), a seat for repose or rest. (See BED .)

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Couch". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Couch. [E]

[BED] [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Couch'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.


kouch (substantive.).

See BED.

Couch (verb):

rabhats, "to crouch," "lurk," as a beast in readiness to spring on its prey. "If thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door" (Genesis 4:7, the King James Version "lieth"), waiting for it to open. Cain is warned to beware of the first temptations to evil, in his case especially a sullen and jealous disposition (compare Dante, Inferno, I, 30). See ABEL; CAIN. The tribe of Judah is compared for its bravery to a recumbent lion or lioness (Genesis 49:9; compare Numbers 24:9); and Issachar to "a strong ass, couching down between the sheepfolds" (Genesis 49:14, the King James Version "between two burdens"; compare Judges 5:16). "The deep that coucheth beneath" (Deuteronomy 33:13), probably the springs of water, or possibly, as Driver suggests, "the subterranean deep, pictured as a gigantic monster."


M. O. Evans

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